[Honey’s Anime Interview] Antonio Raul Corbo – Voice of Lubicchi from Poupelle of Chimney City

POUPELLE_PR-300x174 [Honey’s Anime Interview] Antonio Raul Corbo – Voice of Lubicchi from Poupelle of Chimney Town

Have you ever checked out Poupelle of Chimney City but? For anime followers with households, or simply for many who are younger at coronary heart, this steampunk fairy story of a movie is an ideal decide for film night time. Its fundamental character is Lubicchi, a younger chimney sweep who longs to show that stars exist previous the fixed smog of his hometown. We spoke briefly with 12-year-old actor Antonio Raul Corbo, the voice of Lubicchi, about his expertise together with his first anime position and the place he’d prefer to take his profession sooner or later.

Warning – spoilers forward!

Interview with Antonio Raul Corbo


So, I watched Poupelle of Chimney City and completely beloved it! Was this your first anime position?

Sure, it was. It was a little bit bit difficult, however I really like anime and I undoubtedly wished to do it. I had stated to my mother a pair weeks earlier than I obtained [the role], “I actually need to begin doing anime.” So I used to be making an attempt to get into it, after which I obtained this wonderful position.


Oh, you have been an anime fan beforehand? What reveals do you want?

Dying Notice, Darling within the Franxx… I’m watching Tokyo Ghoul proper now, and I’m going to start out watching Assault on Titan.


Good! These are good selections, for certain. Barely of a distinct style than Poupelle, however you understand…


So, for you, how is performing for anime completely different than the stay motion or Western animation that you simply’ve carried out?

I feel that extra of the animation that I’ve carried out lately, like Cartoon Community and SpongeBob and stuff like that, I’m simply taking a look at a storyboard, so nothing is totally animated but. I can go as quick or as gradual as I need. So I’m fairly certain that there’s a little bit extra freedom, I assume, but it surely’s not fairly as difficult and I like a problem.

After I was filming for Poupelle, I needed to match the lips and get the appropriate inflection – get my strains proper. So I appreciated that, really, in all probability a little bit bit greater than the traditional animation that I’m used to. However what I noticed, actually, was that on-screen work and the dubbing that I used to be doing have been just about the identical as a result of I used to be going all out with my palms. I speak with my palms lots. It type of felt like I used to be simply being filmed with a digital camera and I used to be simply doing a film like that.


Yeah, it’s cool that you simply see that as a problem and never as a detriment, as a result of I questioned, “If that is his first anime position, I ponder if that’s harder.” Nevertheless it’s tough in a great way.


I assumed that among the extra comedic scenes type of appeared like improv a bit. Have been you capable of deviate from the script in any respect, or have been you supposed to remain actually near it?

Truly, I used to be mainly simply staying on the script, until one way or the other I tousled they usually didn’t see it and put it in! (laughs) The writing was simply actually, actually good. Ahihiro Nishino [the screenwriter/executive producer] did wonderful, and it actually felt like simply speaking, all through the entire film, mainly. I actually appreciated how pure it felt.


I assumed it sounded actually pure, too. I used to be impressed by that. In order that was simply the writing staff – all proper!

What have been a few of your favourite scenes to document? You’re a fundamental character, so there are humorous scenes, dramatic scenes, there’s every kind of stuff.

There are in all probability two fundamental ones. There’s the cave scene the place I’m going by way of all the crystals and stuff. I’ve that one image the place Poupelle and Lubicchi are chasing one another with the crystals behind them hanging up on my wall as a result of I assumed it regarded actually cool.

And possibly the opposite scene that I appreciated was my monologue proper earlier than I’m going to go up on the ship – after I’m talking to everybody. That was a really, superb scene; it in all probability took two days to movie simply to get it proper. So we’d come again to it after a pair days, like, “All proper, we’re going to do it.” After which, “Eh, we’ll do it subsequent time.”


Yeah, that’s the massive monologue within the film. I appreciated that lots. I additionally actually appreciated when Lubbichi thinks that Poupelle is his dad, however Poupelle can’t bear in mind. It’s simply very unhappy, however the emotion within the voice there, I assumed was actually, actually lovely and properly carried out.

Sure, that’s when my mother cried within the film.


I… I did, too. I used to be like, “I’m not going to cry!” After which I did.

Yeah, the forged actually simply… Tony Hale [who plays Poupelle], Stephen Root [who plays Bruno], Misty Lee [who plays Lola]… everybody did so good and Hasan Minhaj [who plays Scooper] did wonderful. Everybody was wonderful when it got here to it – it simply felt so pure, and actually identical to you have been seeing a bunch of regular individuals who you see in your on a regular basis life interacting with one another. And if you wish to see it, it’s popping out on VOD and digital obtain Could seventeenth, and on Blu-Ray and DVD Could thirty first!


There you go! And I do know you had stated that you simply wished to do extra anime – the place do you see your profession going from right here? Would you need to do extra stay motion performing, extra voice performing, a combination, one thing like that?

Most likely a combination, however I actually need to begin getting extra into drama, and particularly with anime on the whole. And never Western animation, simply anime, as a result of I feel that there’s extra energy and depth – you don’t actually see a variety of that in Western animation, and there’s extra of a narrative and it’s much less goofy in anime. At the least in what I’m doing, however I’m additionally a child, so I’m getting a variety of child roles. So it’s cool to see that animation is not only goofy – there’s actually one thing highly effective and significant there.


That’s nice! Thanks a lot for chatting with us right now, and good luck with all the pieces sooner or later!

Remaining Ideas

Antonio is a really gifted actor and has massive ambitions for the longer term on this planet of anime, so we want him properly and hope to see him in lots of extra anime roles any more! As he talked about, be certain to take a look at Poupelle of Chimney City in no matter method your coronary heart needs – it’s already out as a VOD and a digital obtain, and it is going to be launched on Blu-Ray and DVD on Could thirty first.

What did you consider our interview, and of the film? Be sure you tell us within the feedback, and thanks a lot for studying!

POUPELLE_PR-300x174 [Honey’s Anime Interview] Antonio Raul Corbo – Voice of Lubicchi from Poupelle of Chimney Town

After the hard-hitting East Coast life-style hit me a bit too laborious, I began pursuing my ardour as a author in my cozy residence state of Ohio. Apart from that, I spend my time cooking, cosplaying, accumulating anime merch, and being an improv comedy actor. I additionally love sneaking alliterations and silly puns into my writing, so be looking out for them! 😉

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