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Eight new cast members have been revealed for Eiga Zannen na Ikimono Ziten (“The Unfortunate Animals Encyclopedia: The Movie”), an upcoming theatrical anime film based on the popular series of children’s books by Tadaaki Imaizumi about the weird and sometimes cringe-worthy lives of creatures within the Animal Kingdom. The new cast members include:


A promotional image of the eight new cast members and their respective voice actors that have been announced for the upcoming Eiga Zannen na Ikimono Ziten theatrical anime film.


  • Tesshō Genda as Diplo.
  • Junya Enoki as Jason.
  • Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Kooka.
  • Mikako Komatsu as Wanda.
  • Noriko Hidaka as Leroy’s Mama.
  • Miyuki Sawashiro as Tsukiko.
  • Rina Satō as Tsukiko’s Mother.
  • And Rie Kugimiya as Usao’s Mommy.



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Zannen na Ikimono Ziten has previously been adapted into a short form TV anime with direction by Jun Aoki and animation production by Fanworks that broadcasts on NHK E TV. Eiga Zannen na Ikimono Ziten focuses on strange and unfortunate animals that live in three areas: Antarctica, Australia, and the Azumi Basin in Nagano Prefecture, Japan.


A poster for the upcoming Eiga Zannen na Ikimono ZIten anime theatrical film featuring penguins, koalas, and rabbits all animated in different art styles.


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In the film, Yuuji Uchiyama writes and directs the Antarctica segment, while Naomi Iwata directs and Yōichi Katō writes the screenplay for the Australia segment, and Kei Yoshimizu directs and Toru Hosokawa writes the screenplay for the Japan (Nagano) segment. Fanworks provides animation production.


Eiga Zannen na Ikimono Ziten is scheduled to hit theaters in Japan on July 08, 2022.



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