It was learned on Friday that Kanjani8 members Murakami Shingo 29 and Okura Tadayoshi 25 are making their voice acting debuts in the new “Crayon Shin-chan” anime movie. They will be the first Johnnys Entertainment artists to lend their voices to that franchise.
Last December, it was revealed that Kanjani8 would be singing the theme songs for both the “Crayon Shin-chan” television series and the upcoming movie. To complete the collaboration, Murakami and Okura were given roles in the movie as assistants of the story’s villain, whom Shin-chan is trying to stop after undergoing spy training.
Their characters, named Jaguar and Mash, were changed to speak in the Osaka dialect after the two Kanjani8 members were cast.
“Crayon Shin-chan: Arashi wo Yobu Ougon no Spy Daisakusen” opens in theaters on April 16.