Dakota Fanning Will Have Voice Role in Anime Show 'gen:Lock'

Dakota Fanning Will Have Voice Role in Anime Show 'gen:Lock'

Dakota Fanning has joined the cast of the upcoming anime series gen:LOCK!

It was announced at the 2018 Anime Expo that the Alienist actress and the Japanese actor Kōichi Yamadera will lend their voices along with Michael B. Jordan, who will voice protagonist rebel pilot Julian Chase.

In the show, “Earth’s last free society is on the losing side of a global war and desperately seeks recruits to operate the next generation of giant, weaponized robots known as ‘mecha,’” Variety reports.

Dakota will play Miranda Worth, “an expert mech pilot and Chase’s love interest,” while Kōichi will portray Kazu Iida, “one of the new recruits transferring from Japan’s military forces to fight alongside Chase in the gen:Lock program.”

Gray G. Haddock, head of Rooster Teeth Animation and the series showrunner, said, “Dakota brings an endearing energy and texture to Miranda that the audience is going to bond with very strongly. Yamadera-san gives Kazu a fantastic balance of attitude and strength, and as anime fans we’re doing our best not to geek out that he’s joined the cast.”

The series will premiere in January 2019 exclusively on Rooster Teeth’s streaming service.

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