Voice Actors Become Virtual Guides to Promote Tourism in Kumamoto


Rie Kugimiya and Nobunaga Shimazaki team up with the Kumamoto Media Contents Commission


Voice actors Rie Kugimiya (Kagura in Gintama) and Nobunaga Shimazaki (Yuno in Black Clover) are teaming up with the Kumamoto Media Contents Commission to act as virtual voice guides promoting tourism in Kumamoto Prefecture in a campaign entitled “Koe to Tabi suru Seiyuu Onsei Guide” (“Talking and Trip-Taking Voice Actor Voice Guide”) which runs until March 09, 2019.



In the campaign, Rie Kugimiya plays virtual guide Hibari Kusunokii, while Nobunaga Shimazaki plays virtual guide Akira Kusunokii. The characters will appear on life-size standees and posters placed in key locations in the cities and towns of Minamata, Kōshi, Takamori, and Yunomae in Kumamoto Prefecture. Scanning a special QR code with a smart phone will allow tourists to access audio files in which the characters explain the charms of local attractions.



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Official “Koe to Tabi tsuru Seiyuu Onsei Guide” promotion home page



Paul Chapman is the host of The Greatest Movie EVER! Podcast and GME! Anime Fun Time.


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