After the successful stint of The Legend of Hei in 2019, another Chinese animated film – White Snake: THe Origin is receiving a Japanese dub version and is slated for release on July 30, 2021.
White Snake: The Origin will be joining a list of several donghua (Chinese animation) which has been adapted to Japanese dub such as The Outcast, Spiritpact, Psychic Princess, The Legend of Hei, and The Founder of Diabolism.
White Snake: The Origin Japanese Dub Release
The release date of the film in Japanese theaters is slated on July 30, 2021, and features the following cast members:
- Mimori Suzuko as Haku (White Snake/Xiao Bai/Blanca)
- Sakuma Daisuke (Snow Man) as Sen / Sean (Ah Xuan/Xu Xian)
- Sugita Tomokazu as Haramaki (Dudou)
- Yuuki Aoi as Houseibou no Nushi (Fox Demon)
- Sakura Ayane as Sei (Green Snake/Xiao Qing/Verta)
- Takako Honda as Snake Queen/Snake Mother
- Kaito Ishikawa as Priest / Little General
- Hidekatsu Shibata as Kokushi/Dark General
Here is the official White Snake: The Origin Japanese dub trailer and features some of the key highlights from the movie.
White Snake: The Origin Overview
The Chinese animated film was first released on January 11, 2019 and was based on a popular Chinese folktale, The Legend of White Snake. It was animated by Light Chaser Animation Studio which is known for animating several 3D Chinese anime and the recently released New Gods: Nezha Reborn film. The movie was directed by Huang Jiangkang and Ji Zhao,
Xiao-Bai, a white snake demon, is sent on a mission to assassinate the Emperor’s Taoist advisor, who has been killing snakes en masse in order to achieve immortality and curry the Emperor’s favor. Xiao-Bai, however, is attacked by the advisor’s lackeys before she can reach him and is subsequently defeated. Luckily, the demonic hairpin she was granted by the Snake Mother is able to save her life at the cost of her memories. Xiao-Bai awakens in the Snake-catcher village, unaware that she is actually a demon or that she is surrounded by her sworn enemies. She meets Xu Xuan, the man who saved her, and is charmed by him. The two set out on a journey to discover who Xiao-Bai is, and learn the secret of her demonic hairpin. The pair is pursued by Xiao-Qing, Xiao-Bai’s sister, who has sworn to the Snake Mother to retrieve Xiao-Bai within three days or die trying. As Taoists, demons, and humans collide, a tale of forbidden romance unfolds. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
The movie is also scheduled to release its sequel this 2021 titled White Snake 2: The Tribulation of Green Snake which seems to focus the story on the Green Snake, the sister of the titular character White Snake.
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