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  • Oshima Yuko meets a little bear at stage greeting for 'Brave'

    July 22, 2012 @ 6:32 pm

    On July 21st, AKB48's Oshima Yuko attended a stage greeting for Disney-Pixar's latest animated film, 'Merida to Osoroshi no Mori' ('Brave'). In association with the movie, a black bear cub named Momotaro joined Oshima on stage. "This is the first time I've seen a cub! Hello. He has a rather gentle face," she said, and fed Momotaro straight from her hands. Oshima, who voices the protagonist Merida in the film, appeared at the event in a bl

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  • Oshima Yuko prays for the success of movie 'Brave'

    July 15, 2012 @ 9:12 pm

    On July 15th, AKB48's Oshima Yuko appeared at Imado Shrine in Tokyo to pray for the success of Disney-Pixar's animated film, 'Merida to Osoroshi no Mori' ('Brave'). Oshima voices the protagonist 'Merida' in the Japanese dubbed version of the film.During the event, she challenged herself to shooting a bow and arrow. Visibly nervous, she shared, "It's my first time, so I have to hit the target. I have confidence." As Oshima hit the bull's ey

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  • Sakamoto Miu to provide ending theme for Disney Pixar's 'Merida to Osoroshi no Mori'

    June 1, 2012 @ 11:08 am

    Sakamoto Ryuichi and Yano Akiko's daughter, singer Sakamoto Miu will be the voice behind the ending theme for the upcoming Disney Pixar film, 'Merida to Osoroshi no Mori' ('Brave'). The title of the song is "Inishie no Komoriuta", and this marks Sakamoto's first time singing a theme song for a Disney film. "I'm more than happy to be involved with a Disney Pixar movie like this," she commented. 'Merida to Osoroshi no Mori' is the latest

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  • Oshima Yuko to voice protagonist for Japanese version of Disney Pixar's 'Brave'

    April 6, 2012 @ 9:25 am

    AKB48's Oshima Yuko will be the voice behind animated protagonist 'Merida' in the upcoming Disney Pixar film, 'Merida to Osoroshi no Mori' ('Brave')! This will be Oshima's first time voice acting for a Hollywood film. Shecommented, "[I'm wondering] how I'm going to play this role. I'm already excited yet nervous at the same time." Set in Scotland, the movie follows the story of a princess named Merida, who is determined to live her li

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