Anyone ever heard of Belle: the latest anime film from Mamoru Hosoda (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Wolf Children, The Boy and the Beast)? Well, you’re soon going to find out what it’s like in English, courtesy of GKIDS. In fact, they’ve even prepared a trailer for us today, complete with some seriously impressive singing. Listen for yourself below:

Mamoru Hosoda’s Belle: English Dub

Okay, now that’s some good singing.

GKIDS is proud to announce the English dub cast for Belle, starting with the YouTube trailer above. In particular, GKIDS wants to note the lengths they’ve gone through to not only make a good English version of the anime film’s songs, but also Kylie McNeill herself, who voices the protagonist Suzu in this latest anime masterpiece from Mamoru Hosoda. You can view the full English dub cast below:

Justin – Chace Crawford
Shinobu – Manny Jacinto
Suzu/Belle – Kylie McNeill
Ruka – Hunter Schafer

Dragon – Paul Castro Jr.
Gogo Doggo – David Chen
Hiro – Jessica DiCicco
Kamishin – Brandon Engman
Hatanaka – Martha Harms
Kita – Jessica Gee George
Yoshitani – Barbara Goodson
Angel – Bentley Griffin
Jellinek – Andrew Kishino
Nakai – Wendee Lee
Suzu’s Father – Ben Lepley
Swan – Noelle McGrath
Suzu’s Mother – Julie Nathanson
Fox – Aaron Phillips
Okumoto – Ellyn Stern
Reggsination – Frank Todaro
Kei and Tomo’s Father – Kiff VandenHeuvel
Peggie Sue – Cristina Vee Valenzuela

Additional Voices:
Tom Bromhead
John Bentley
Tiana Camacho
SungWon Cho
Courtney Chu
Larissa Gallagher
Heather Gonzalez
Xanthe Huynh
Anjali Kunapaneni
Kyle McCarley
Julie Nathanson
Zeno Robinson
Stephanie Sheh
Michael Sinterniklaas
Rachel Slotky
Laura Stahl

Mamoru Hosoda’s Belle: Other Details

"Belle" theatrical poster.
I see what you did there with that Beauty and the Beast reference.

Some of you may be wondering why GKIDS is announcing the English dub cast for Belle right now? Well, as it turns out, they’re planning on releasing it pretty soon. January 14, 2022; to be precise. It’s only going to be a theatrical release to boot on that day. You can purchase tickets at The theatrical release will not only be in English dub, but also in the original Japanese audio with English subtitles. There’s something in there for everyone.

As for the plot of Belle? Well, GKIDS has an official synopsis to help us out here too. Check it out below:

“From the celebrated Academy Award®-nominated director Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu, creators of MiraiWolf ChildrenSummer Wars, and more, comes a fantastical, heartfelt story of growing up in the age of social media.

Suzu is a shy, everyday high school student living in a rural village. For years, she has only been a shadow of herself. But when she enters “U”, a massive virtual world, she escapes into her online persona as Belle, a gorgeous and globally-beloved singer. One day, her concert is interrupted by a monstrous creature chased by vigilantes. As their hunt escalates, Suzu embarks on an emotional and epic quest to uncover the identity of this mysterious “beast” and to discover her true self in a world where you can be anyone.”

Source: GKIDS Films YouTube,