Japanese football star Atsuto Uchida will voice act in Pokémon movie!

I’ve mentioned Atsuto Uchida before, since it’s World Cup and all…

Atsuto Uchida will make his voice acting debut in latest pokémon theatrical film movie “Pokémon the Movie XY: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction” that will have premiere on July 19th.

Uchida has been a fan of Pokémon since he was a child. He says that he always played soccer outside of the house and Pokémon games inside.

Uchida plays the role of a hotel porter whose appearance is inspired by Uchida and got the same name as Uchida’s nick-name in real life: “Usshii”.

Atsuto Uchida | Pokémon

Uchida says:
“With my personality, I usually don’t show many emotions on my face and have a hard time expressing myself with words, so it was hard working as a voice actor who has to put a lot of feeling into his voice. I played the Pokémon games with my friends a lot in elementary school, so I’m very happy to be able to appear in the movie. It would be nice if children who don’t know me the athlete Atsuto Uchida would remember me as Usshii. Please look forward to seeing me somewhere in the upcoming film!”

Atsuto Uchida | Pokémon

About these ads

Women are noisy or clever & sensual?

I ran into the following picture on Facebook where left image claims to be the kanji for “woman” and the right image claims to be the kanji for “noisy”. Hmpf!

I just had to check with a Japanese friend if this was true.

The left kanji means “woman” (I actually knew that ^^) and I believe it’s the same in China.  But the right kanji means “wickedly clever” or “sensual”.

That sounds better!

Japanese character from woman and sensual

Japanese character from woman and sensual

Exhibition for you who want to study Japanese in Japan

I was half-asleep when I stepped on the subway-train this morning but I happened to notice some advertisement on the wall:

Exhibition for Japanese studies

Exhibition for Japanese studies

It concerns studying Japanese in Japan and there will be an exhibition (February 16th) in Stockholm for anyone interested. Note that they prefer you to apply in advance.

I don’t know much about this blueberry-company, but I thought it would be interesting for you who want to study this fascinating language abroad. I know I would like to – if I didn’t have such a great job in Sweden at the moment.

Blueberry’s schools are located in Fukuoka, Gifu, Kyoro, Nagano, Okinawa, Osaka, Sendai, Tokyo and Yokohama.

For further information, visit this website: Japanska språkkurser i Japan (only in Swedish)