Netflix's 'High-Rise Invasion' Full Cast List: Meet Haruka Shiraishi, Yuichirou Umehara and rest of the voice actors from manga series
Netflix is bringing the highly acclaimed Japanese manga series ‘High-Rise Invasion’ to its streaming platform, starting February 25, 2021. The forthcoming series is based on Tsuina Miura and Takahiro’s work of the same name. Fans will see noted stars and voice actors like Haruka Shiraishi, Yuichirou Umehara, among others, providing their voices to this bleak death anime series.
As earlier reported, ‘High-Rise Invasion’, which was originally released in 2013, follows Yuri Honjo, a high school student, who finds herself trapped in a world filled with giant skyscrapers, connected by suspension bridges, and have several masked figures who are on a killing spree. The only way for Yuri to escape the masked killers is to kill them on their grounds. ‘High-Rise Invasion’ is directed by ‘Ai Tenchi Muyo!’ director Masahiro Takata.
Netflix has only released a handful of roles and the respective cast members for ‘High Rise Invasion’. Take a look at the cast here.
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Haruka Shiraishi as Yuri Honjo
Shiraishi, 25, is an acclaimed Japanese voice-over artist who recently dubbed ‘Enola Holmes’ for the Japanese audience. She was born in 1995 and so far has worked on over 100 projects. Her non-anime roles include ‘Racing Musume’, ‘Underworld: Awakening’, ‘Hortensia Saga’, and ‘Racing Musume’.
Yuichirou Umehara as Kamen Sniper
Umehara is helmed from Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, and was born in 1991. In 2018, he was diagnosed with acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, an autoimmune disease that affects the nervous system. Following this, he took a sabbatical from work.
Umehara has worked on several noted non-anime projects like ‘Octopath Traveler’, ‘SolidS’, ‘Sengoku Knight Blood’, and ‘Shiro to Kuro no Alice’.
Shiki Aoki as Mayuko Nise
Aoki, 31, has previously voiced for ‘Voice of Fox’, ‘Cardfight!! Vanguard G: Z’, and ‘Real Girl’. Aoki’s non-anime roles include ‘The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls’, ‘Water Girl’, and ‘Toukiden Kiwami’.
Aoki made news in Japan after he came out as a transgender man after initially identifying as a non-binary person. Akiko posted a video on his YouTube channel explaining that he does not plan to undergo hormone therapy for as long as he remains a voice actor because it would change his voice. He did express his desire to play more male roles in the future.
Junya Enoki as Rika Honjo
Born in Tokyo, Japan, Enoki excels in Boxing and Kendo. He is related to another voice actor Chika Anzai. Enoki has provided his voice in several non-anime projects, including ‘Touken Ranbu’, ‘Summon Night 6: Lost Borders’, and ‘Fire Emblem: Three Houses’.
Enoki also gave voice to Tom Holland’s lead character from ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’.
Akira Sekine as Kuon Shunzaki
In the manga circle, Sekine is famous for lending her voice in acclaimed manga shows, including ‘Dog Days’, ‘Nisekoi’, ‘Young Black Jack’, and ‘Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka’.
Sekine has also dubbed for several projects like ‘The Thrill’, ‘Archbold’s Adventure’, and ‘Mother of Mine, the cutest in the world’.
Netflix’s ‘High-Rise Invasion’ will also bring the voices of other noted stars, including Jun Fukuyama, Yoko Hikasa, and Megumi Ogata.
Where to watch
Netflix’s users will start streaming ‘High-Rise Invasion’ starting from February 25, 2021. But before that, watch the trailer of ‘High-Rise Invasion’ here: