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GMB Japan Teams Up with Closing Credits and JVAT to Launch New Voice Acting Initiative!
First launch title through the program will be anime audio short Heaven is Forbidden
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Osaka, Japan - GMB Japan, a prominent Japanese audio production studio, has revealed a strategic collaboration with voice acting institutions Closing Credits (CC - America) and the Japanese Voice Actor Team (JVAT - Japan). Together, they are introducing the Voice Initiative Program, designed to provide aspiring voice actors with a tangible pathway to securing roles in original projects produced by GMB Japan.
Heaven is Forbidden - An Exciting Collaboration Between Talented Voice Acting Agencies
The first project produced through this program will be “Heaven is Forbidden,” a romance anime. It will follow the story of an angel named Raphael, who protects mankind on Earth. On stumbling upon a beautiful woman like Nami, he falls head-over-heels for her. Raphael must struggle between his complex love story with a human and his celestial duties as a heavenly angel.
John Wang, the Co-Founder of Closing Credits, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, “We are thrilled to work with GMB Japan to help aspiring talents find their first voice opportunities.”
Kenya Hatsumura, the Co-Founder of the Japanese Voice Actor Team (JVAT), added, “We support the voice acting community in Japan and abroad through our team of professional voice actors. This program allows us to help our passionate voice-acting students with brand-new acting opportunities through GMB Japan. We look forward to a long-lasting partnership.”
Yu Rivers, CEO of GMB Japan, shared her excitement by revealing that she’s “very excited to work with Closing Credits and JVAT as they bridge the gap for new and aspiring voice actors looking to break into the industry.”
The collaboration of Closing Credits and JVAT offers students a platform to polish their creative skills and provide them with skillful coaches like Brendan Hunter and John Wang in America and Kenya Hatsumura in Japan. The global voice-acting market is growing as projections will reach $2.3 billion by 2026. Despite the potential lucrativeness, the industry remains highly competitive, making it harder for students to secure their spots in the audition.
Heaven is Forbidden is developing, with no official release date or casting announcements. The program promises to empower the next generation of voice actors by providing them opportunities nationally and internationally.
GMB Japan - Everything You Need to Know
GMB Japan is a premier audio production studio focusing mainly on dubbing production and distributing anime-style audio dramas, drama CDs, mangas, and audiobooks. GMB has worked on many other projects like Legend of Glaive, Mr. Song Keep Calm, and Sin Eater. It’s an entertainment subsidiary of the Global Media Bank, a leading digital media publisher.
Closing Credits - Everything You Need to Know
Closing Credits is your gateway to the true wizards behind the scenes, whether in films, video games, videos, podcasts, or any production. It's where hard work, creativity, and passion for the craft are immortalized. It is a modern school that changes how people learn and connect. Joining any course here means you're part of a group of amazing professionals.
Japanese Voice Acting Team (JVAT)
The Japanese Voice Acting Team comprises professional freelancers who are flexible and devoted to voice acting. JVAT focuses mainly on freelancers and their growth as voice actors. The casting agency helps balance the flexibility of responsiveness of freelancers.
Their voice actors are from diverse backgrounds and full of experience, bringing richness to stories and breathing life into the characters. JVAT also matches the expectations of freelancers in monetary terms. JVAT conveniently provides the lancers with useful resources, from studio sessions to remote recording.
JVAT is a reliable organization that conveys stories through voice and delivers emotions. Collaborating with JVAT’s voice actors will result in outstanding work, and we hope to see Closing Credits achieve its goal of giving new opportunities to the voice-acting community.