Not only Makima, but the seiyuu of the male lead Denji also received many comments that they are not strong enough to carry the character! Response from MAPPA – what is Chainsaw Man anime studio? Let’s see Lag.
Who is Makima?
Makima is one of the most important characters in the story line of the manga, anime Chainsaw Man. She was the one who “picked up” Denji and let him join the demon slaying organization. It is Makima who is also the one who “encourages” Denji five times seven times, and is also the one who orders the male lead to perform difficult tasks.
Makima has the look of a beautiful and charming female president that stands out in a white shirt, trousers, and tie. This character does a lot of bad things, but she has a huge fan base, many of whom are even willing to bark to be Makima’s dog!
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Japanese netizens object to Makima’s seiyuu
At the beginning of August 2022, MAPPA announced a new trailer and the cast of seiyuu will participate in voicing the main characters in the film. We have:
- Kikunosuke Toya as Denji
- Tomori Kusunoki as Makima
- Shogo Sakata as Aki Hayakawa
- Ai Fairouz as Power
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Before going into the main content, Lag will briefly talk about these 4 seiyuu.
Denji is the first voice acting role of Kikunosuke Toya, who is currently under the Sony Music Artists company.
Tomori Kusunoki is also from this company. Before becoming Makima, Tomori also voiced the main characters of various anime with the main character model being lovable girls. She is currently the youngest seiyuu at only 23 years old.
Shogo Sakata is a relatively “new” seiyuu in the industry. He has voiced many projects but mostly in supporting roles. Aki is Shogo’s first male lead role.
Ai Fairouz is probably the most famous seiyuu on this list. She is the voice of Jolyne in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Mikey in Tokyo Revengers, Hibiki in Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru and many other female characters. Ai’s roles are usually strong, dynamic female characters, so she’s a good fit for Power.
After the announcement of the Chainsaw Man seiyuu cast, many viewers expressed deep concern that Denji and Makima’s seiyuu – especially Makima – could handle their characters. Many people think that Kikunosuke Toya and Tomori Kusunoki are both too new names. The fact that both were cast in the film was suspected by many viewers because MAPPA wanted to effectively “cooperate” with Sony Music Artists.
Makima’s voice I thought should be stronger, Tomori’s voice is so cute.
I really disagree with Maki’s voice. The tone doesn’t match the character design at all. Why did they (MAPPA) choose her?
Tomori’s voice is good too, but basically it doesn’t suit Makima.
Why choose someone brand new to play Denji?
I guess the animation studio is too expensive to hire a seiyuu.
This one must have gotten the role thanks to SONY.
Don’t give in to SONY pressure!
Before the reactions from netizens, MAPPA still did not give any explanation. Perhaps this studio believes their choice is justified.
In fact, Tomori had a couple of words during the seiyuu announcement that:
I like Makima a lot since I read the original manga, and I will try to embody Makima in my mind.
Through the above sharing, we know that seiyuu Tomori understands the character she is playing. Hopefully the female seiyuu will really do well in this role and give Chainsaw Man fans a “worthy” Makima to… bark.
As for the male seiyuu playing the role of Denji, the doubtful comments are completely grounded. Anyway, this is his first role. However, in the trailer, we can see that Kikunosuke Toya does quite well. To know what the result is, let’s watch the Chainsaw Man anime to air in October 2022!
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