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The Voice Actress (2022)

Short Narrative Film, 15 Minutes, Written, Directed and Edited by Anna J. Takayama


Kingyo, a veteran voice actress working in Tokyo, possesses a unique ability to see the soul in all things, living and inanimate. The voice acting world is changing and she must find a way to reconcile her way of living with the modern industry. As Kingyo prepares for an upcoming audition, she seeks inspiration from the world around her and from her pet goldfish, Asatte. In the face of professional and personal adversity, Kingyo looks decidedly inward for strength through empathy and kindness.


Urara Takano - Kingyo

Daisaku Hokura - Director

Otome - Idol

Ujisuke - Producer

Itsuki - Sound Mixer

Ryuji Takahashi - Screenwriter

Michiko Nonaka - Assistant

Michael Aaron Stone - Executive

Masayuki Ishibashi - Salaryman
Kiri Halebale - Mother
Taishi Nagamatsu - Father
Gajumaru Nagamatsu - Son
Noriko Hokura - Woman
Yuki Iwaka - Friend
Yuki Okuda - Friend
Ariyo - Young Voice Actress

Ayane Hayakawa - Young Voice actress
Nonoka Mamiya - Young Voice actress
Rui Egawa - Young Voice actress
Taichi Shimizu - Young Voice Actor
Taishi Hamamoto - Young Voice Actor

Takuya Umeda - Young Voice Actor
Yuto Ohashi - Young Voice Actor

Aoi Maeda - High School Student
Kaoru Togashi - College Student
Mizuho Kanai - College Student
Shunya Nitta - Salaryman

Hararyo - Pachinko Player
Kenichi Kawata - Boyfriend
Mio Komura - Girlfriend
Yukio Arai - College Student

Asatte - Asatte the Goldfish


Anna J. Takayama - Writer, Director, Editor

Joe Skinner - Producer

Conor Murphy - Director of Photography

Kumi Nemoto - Co-Producer

Jackson K. Segars - Co-Producer

Natsuki Kato - Associate Producer, Graphics Design, SFX Artist

Kyo Yaoya - Associate Producer, Graphics Design

Sunnie Kim - Assistant Camera

Andrew Yip - Production Sound Mixer

Jun Endo - Graphics Design

Kiri Halebale - Script Supervisor

Julien Pinault - Production Assistant

Chaka - Recording Studio Consultant

Marcy Robinson - Colorist

Lucas Greenwood Andrei - Workflow Supervisor

Rachael Black - Online Editor

Myahdellese Jones - D.I. Assist

Rebecca Conner - D.I. Assist

Megan Rumph - D.I. Producer

Tiffany Gale - D.I. Production Coordinator

Ariyan Hashemi - VFX

Martin Anderson - VFX

Ryan Billia - Sound Designer and Re-Recording Mixer

Studio Com - ADR Recording Studio

Katsunori Takeda - ADR Recordist

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