The cast of The Secret World of Arrietty includes: (Original Cast/UK Dub/US Dub)
As Arrietty… Mirai Shida/ Saoirse Ronan/ Bridget Mendler As Sho/Shawn… Ryunosuke Kamiki/ Tom Halland/ David Henrie As Pod… Tomokazu Miura/ Mark Strong/ Will Arnett As Homily… Shinobu Otake/ Olivia Colman/ Amy Poehler As Spiller… Tatsuya Fujiwara/ Luke Allen-Gale/ Moises Arias As Haru/Hara… Kirin Kiki/ Geraldine McEwan/ Carol Burnett As Aunt Sadako/Jessica… Keiko Takeshita/ Phillida Law/ Gracie Poletti
An enormous typhoon has taken over Mie Prefecture this weekend. So, I decided to mark the occasion by watching Typhoon Club, a Japanese film from 1985 that I discovered while browsing youtube. The film is about a group of junior high students that goes a bit crazy as a typhoon takes over their weekend, and stars a few big stars of the time, Miura Tomokazu as the teacher, and Kudoh Yuuki (whom I later discovered played the Japanese girl in Jim Jarmusch’s Mystery Train) as one of the students. Despite this, the film is very unusual. Filled with beautiful long takes and surreal moments, I’m not too sure how I feel about the movie as whole, but I do know that it has gotten me interested in Japanese 80s culture. Currently streaming Yamaguchi Momoe (Miura’s leading leady of the 70s whom he later married) videos. The typhoon outside finally ended when I was halfway through the film.