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Guess Who’s Back?! Announcing The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan English Dub Cast

The English dub for The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan premieres tomorrow and after wild speculation, Craigslist ads, and role-stealing sharks, we’re finally announcing the cast! Our friends at Okratron 5000 are handling the English dub, which features the following:

 

CAST
yuki NAGATO ….Michelle Ruff
kyon KYON …..Crispin Freeman
asakura ASAKURA …..Bridget Hoffman
haruhi HARUHI …..Wendee Lee
mikuru MIKURU …..Stephanie Sheh
tsuruya TSURUYA …..Kari Wahlgren
….CREW
 ADR Director …..Christopher R. Sabat  
 Lead Writer …..Bonny Clinkenbeard …..

 

 

Catch the FIRST English Broadcast Dub episode of The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan, Friday 29th @ 1:10pm CT on funimation.com/spring!

 

UPDATE: Note from Justin Cook –

Hello Everyone in Anime Land!

 

I just wanted to swoop in and say that I’m super excited about all the talk and buzz going on about the broadcast dub for theDisappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan. I can say that we’re very excited as well. When the word began to spread about the possibility of being able to dub this wonderful spin-off of the series, The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya, I knew that above all else we’d want to retain the original voice cast, as well as anyone else of the original production team that we could recruit. The trouble was I needed someone to help run the project, and I thought to myself “self, who is someone who can get things done? Who is someone that is just as obsessed with trying to ‘build the better dub’ we are here at FUNimation?” The answer came to me almost immediately… Christopher R. Sabat can help, Christopher R. Sabat can always help. And help he did. Not only did he manage to secure the entire (so far) original cast, but he also reached out to the talented Alex Von David. At the end of the day, we weren’t able to work out a schedule that worked for securing him for voice directing the entire series, but he’s agreed to help out as his schedule allows. So, now our man on the ground in LA is Todd Haberkorn, which we’re also very excited about! Anyway, I’m telling you all of this because usually when we make our cast announcements we attach a voice director, and since at the time of the cast announcement we were a little unsure about who was going to be the full time voice director, we went with Chris’ name as we knew he would be attached all the way to the 16th episode. To make this a very high maintenance announcement, the truth is that Todd Haberkorn is currently voice directing the series with Christopher R. Sabat producing, but to be fair, Todd may not be able to maintain the schedule and may have to duck out to let Alex or one of the other talented voice directors that Sabat has available to him. But what I can guarantee is that Chris, and the fine folks here at FUNimation, will be helping to keep things consistent and ensure that the dub sounds like one cohesive project, so that if Todd must jump out for a little bit, you, the fans, won’t know the difference. At least that’s our goal!

 

For the love of Anime and all her fans,
Justin

English Cast Announcement & Sneak Peek: Ninja Slayer

Those of you who attended Anime Central or Otafest this past weekend may have gotten a sneak peek at the Ninja Slayer Broadcast Dub cast! For those of you who weren’t at either convention, or didn’t make it to the FUNimation panels, here it is!

 

NJS_keySynopsis

From Kill la Kill’s radical Studio Trigger comes a badass and outrageous ninja anime that kicks reason to the curb with a screaming “WASSHOI!”

 

Ninjas. Karate. Sushi. The dystopian cyber underworld of Neo-Saitama is ruled from the shadows by an intricate web of drugs, yakuza gangs, and evil syndicate ninjas wielding fearsome “karate.” In a sea of the blood of his enemies, a lone maverick stands. NINJA SLAYER is a ninja who kills other ninjas in the name of ninja vengeance. A former salaryman whose family was killed by evil ninjas, Ninja Slayer cheats death and casts away his past to embrace the dark, mystical NINJA SOUL, a mysterious spirit that grants him great power in his quest for revenge. But will this bloodthirsty spirit consume Ninja Slayer before his enemies are all “dead on departure?” Domo. I’m Ninja Slayer.

 

CAST
FUJIKIDO KENJI (NINJA SLAYER)…       Christopher R. Sabat
LAOMOTO KHAN Bill Jenkins
DARKNINJA Chris Ryan
NARRATOR Kent Williams
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CREW
ADR DIRECTOR Tyler Walker
ADR ENGINEERS Patrick Morphy & Kyle Phillips

 

The catch the FIRST Broadcast Dub episode this Thursday, 5/21 @ 9:00 am CST at FUNimation.com/spring! Can’t wait until Thursday to get a taste of the dub? Check out this sneak preview:

 


 

English Cast Announcement & Sneak Peek – Blood Blockade Battlefront!

Here’s our second reveal of the day! We’re excited to announce the English voice cast for Blood Blockade Battlefront along with a sneak peek at the dub! Blood Blockade Battlefront will be joining the Spring 2015 Broadcast Dub line-up starting tonight at 8:00PM CST in the DubbleTalk Block! 

 

Summary: A breach between Earth and the netherworlds has opened up over the city of New York, trapping New Yorkers and creatures from other dimensions in an impenetrable bubble. They’ve lived together for years, in a world of crazy crime sci-fi sensibilities. Now someone is threatening to sever the bubble, and a group of stylish superhumans is working to keep it from happening.

 

CAST
LEONARDO WATCH Aaron Dismuke
KLAUS V REINHERZ Phil Parsons
CHAIN SUMERAGI Trina Nishimura
ZAPP RENFRO Ian Sinclair
STARPHASE J Michael Tatum
GILBERT Francis Henry
SONIC Monica Rial
K.K. Stephanie Young
FEMT Josh Grelle
WHITE Megan Emerick
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CREW
ADR Director Mike McFarland
Assistant ADR Director Felecia Angelle
Lead Engineer Domonique French

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out the clip below for a sneak preview of the dub!

 

 

Catch the first Broadcast Dub episode tonight @ 8:00PM CST at FUNimation.com/Spring!

 

 

English Cast Announcement & Sneak Peek – Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign!

Hey anime fans, Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign joins the Spring 2015 Broadcast Dub line-up today at 7:30PM CST in the DubbleTalk Block!  Can’t wait until then? No problem! We’ve got a cast announcement and a sneak peek of the dub for you!

 

Summary: After a mysterious virus wipes out ninety percent of humanity, vampires emerge from the recesses of the earth to enslave mankind, treating them like livestock. After growing tired of donating blood in exchange for protection, 12-year-old Yuichiro Hyakuya and his best friend Mikaela Hyakuya plot an escape along with the other orphans. After being the only successful runaway, Yuichiro joins the Moon Demon Company, an extermination unit of the Japanese Imperial Demon Army dedicated to killing off vampires.

 

CAST
FERID Eric Vale
MIKAELA Justin Briner
YUICHIRO Micah Solusod
GUREN Dave Trosko
YOICHI Chris Burnett
SHINOA Felecia Angelle
YAMANAKA Seth Magill
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CREW
ADR Director Jerry Jewell
Assistant ADR Director Josh Grelle
Lead Engineer Stephen Hoff
Assistand ADR Engineer….. Gregory Taylor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out the clip below for a sneak preview of the dub!

 

Catch the full episode tonight! 7:30pm CST at FUNimation.com/Spring!

 

 

Announcing: High School DxD BorN Broadcast Dub Cast

Update: Thank you to everyone that has posted comments regarding the first episode of the broadcast dub of High School DxD BorN. We understand the reactions from long term fans to the change in voice actors — which is the very reason we announced the recasting before the new dub aired. For differing reasons, both Scott Freeman and Teri Rogers could not return to the show. FUNimation had no other choice but to bring on two new voice actors, Josh Grelle and Kelly Angel, to High School DxD BorN in order to produce the dub. No amount of time or delay would have changed this. We hope new and especially existing fans will give Josh an Kelly the opportunity to settle into the characters. They are very talented actors and will do the show proud. FUNimation is committed to bringing the best in anime to our subscribers and sometimes, in this case, changes are unavoidable.

 

FLOWER MOUND, TEXAS – May 2, 2015. FUNimation Entertainment announced today the cast for the Broadcast Dub of High School DxD BorN (Season 3).  Weekly, subtitled episodes of the simulcast began airing on FUNimation’s streaming service on April 4 with new episodes premiering each Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Eastern.  Now four episodes into Season 3, FUNimation will be commencing production on the dub versions of the High School DxD BorN simulcast.

 

The cast of High School DxD BorN includes the addition of Josh Grelle and Kelly Angel in the roles of Issei and Akeno, respectively. Grelle is a FUNimation veteran and fan favorite and is well known for his TV, movie and video game roles from Attack on Titan and Mass Effect to The Devil is a Part-Timer and Dragon Ball: Xenoverse.  The remaining cast from past seasons including Jamie Marchi, Sean O’Connor and Jād Saxton will be returning for this season’s simulcast.

 

“’We have always tried incredibly hard to retain the original voice cast for our dubbed releases.  However, there are instances where ‘life just gets in the way’, and this is one of those unfortunate situations,” said Justin Cook, director of production at FUNimation. “With that being said, we are proud to bring the talents of both Josh and Kelly into the cast, and though they have big shoes or bras, as the case may be, to fill, I believe our work this season will be the best ever, despite the changes and challenges.”

CHARACTER                           ACTOR

 

Issei                                         Josh Grelle

Rias                                         Jamie Marchi

Akeno                                     Kelly Angel

Kiba                                        Sean O’Connor

Koneko                                   Jād Saxton

Asia                                        Chloe Daniels

Yuma Amano                        Felecia Angelle (one time flashback)

Matsuda                                Tyson Rinehart

Motohama                            Ruben Tadeo Garcia

 

 

Season Synopsis:

The babes and boys of the Occult Research Club are back! Lovable loser Issei and his spirited schoolmates return for a new season of supernatural tussles and mischievous mayhem—featuring old friends and new enemies! Now that all the girls live in Issei’s home, life seems like nothing but adolescent antics…for now! Join Rias, Akeno, Koneko, Kiba, Asia, Xenovia, Gasper, and everyone’s favorite Harem King Issei as they fight, fumble, and flirt their way through their demonic high school lives.

 

For more information on or to watch High School DxD BorN, please visit www.funimation.com/high-school-dxd.

 

Soul Eater Not! English Cast Announcement

SLN_keyFeel like you need to have another semester at Death Weapon Meister Academy? We’ve got you covered with a pre-order of the next class of Soul Eater Not!

(psst… we also have a cheat sheet of the English cast… don’t tell the principal!)

 

CHARACTER – ACTOR

Tsugumi – Bryn Apprill
Anya – Alexis Tipton
Meme – Lindsay Seidel
Shaula Gorgon – Elizabeth Maxwell
Akane Hoshi – Ian Sinclair
Clay Sizemore – Bryce Papenbrook


Crew

ADR Director – Zach Bolton
Assistant ADR Director – Cris George
Script Writer – Bonny Clinkenbeard

 

Synopsis:

Get ready to meet the newest class at Death Weapon Meister Academy! Tsugumi Harudori and her outrageous friends make up the NOT class at this stylish school dedicated to training living, breathing weapons and uniting them with the Meisters who’ll wield them! Soul Eater fanatics will be psyched to meet these epic new characters – and catch up with all their favorites from the original series. Don’t miss a minute of the adventure as Tsugumi and her pals weave their own exciting tale of deadly life at DWMA!

 

You can pre-order the complete series here!

 

Check the class syllabus down below:

Noragami English Cast Announcement

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Any Yato fans out there? It’s not every day you find a delivery god this affordable! Know what else is affordable? This English cast announcement! It’s absolutely free, our gift to you. Check it out below!

 

noragamiCHARACTER – ACTOR

 

Yato – Jason Liebrecht
Hiyori – Bryn Apprill
Yukine – Micah Solusod
Kofuku – Alexis Tipton
Daikoku – Ian Sinclair
Rabo – Mike McFarland
Nora – Lauren Landa
Bishamon – Elizabeth Maxwell
Kazuma – Eric Vale

 

 

CREW

 

ADR Director – Mike McFarland

Script Writer – Bonny Clinkenbeard

 

Noragami will be available on July 7th. Keep an eye on our Shop for pre-order listings!

 

series synopsis:

Yato may just be a minor god now, but he’s determined to make it big and he’s got a plan. Unfortunately, things just don’t seem to be going his way. He doesn’t have a single shrine dedicated to him, his partner has just quit, and now he’s got to find a new divine weapon. Just when things look bleak, he meets a girl named Hiyori and changes her life forever.

 

 

Like the music from the trailer? It’s an original piece composed in house! We’re making it available for download for free!  Either play the music on the player below or download the MP3 file by right-clicking this link and use the “Save Link As…” option.

 

 

Title: “5 Yen”
Composition: Andrew Manson
Guitar Solo: Austin Black

009 Re:Cyborg – English Cast Announcement & Pre-order!

_入稿0718_OLThe wait is over, sci-fi anime fans— the new sci-fi action thriller anime 009 Re:Cyborg is now available for preorder— and getting an English dub! Plus, we’re announcing the release specs AND the cast announcement!

 

What’s 009 Re:Cyborg? Well, if you loved the classic cerebral sci-fi action anime like Ghost in the Shell or Akira from “the good old days”— movies that astounded you visually, throttled your adrenaline, but also made you think— 009 Re:Cyborg is definitely an extension of that tradition. The film comes to you with the cutting-edge action-packed production values of legendary studio Production I.G. (Psycho-Pass, Ghost in the Shell: Arise), plus smart, slick direction that could only come from the mind of the director of Ghost in the Shell: SAC and Eden of the East, Kenji Kamiyama.

 

The first-run release of 009 Re:Cyborg is our Limited Edition and comes with an exclusive 44-page Interview and Data booklet, packed to the brim with behind-the-scenes key points about the direction and world of the film, as well as artwork, character profiles, and a very thorough interview with the director. As anime fans, we’ve loved seeing Director Kamiyama’s take on how technology affects human interactions in our modern and increasingly globalized world, themes hugely apparent in his past works, so if you like cool sci-fi that also has meaning, 009 Re:Cyborg is a real showcase of all of that. When we say that this booklet is packed, we mean PACKED— it’s very dense and a great value add to any fans who wants to get a little more out of anime. Look out for previews of the booklet soon!

 

With that all out of the way, here’s your cast!

 

009: Joe Shimamura…………………  JASON GRIFFITH
002: Jet Link MARC DIRAISON
003: Françoise Arnoul ERIN FITZGERALD
004: Albert Heinrich DAVE B. MITCHELL
007: Great Britain JOHN WHITE
008: Pyunma MARCUS GRIFFIN
006: Chang Changku MICHAEL SORICH
005: Geronimo Jr. PATRICK SEITZ
001: Ivan Whisky STEPHANIE SHEH
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Dr. Isaac Gilmore GEORGE C. COLE
Samuel Klein KEVIN T. COLLINS
Void GREG ABBEY
Navy Man SEAN SCHEMMEL

 

STAFF

Voice Direction………………………… MICHAEL SINTERNIKLAAS…………ANTHONY TORTORICI
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Mixing DAVID RAYMER
Produced by N.Y.A.V. Post

 

 

009 Re:Cyborg is now available for preorder and releases on Blu-ray Combo Pack July 28. Stay tuned for more details, including sneak peeks at the packaging and booklet, plus the trailer!

 

 

Danganronpa the Animation English Cast Announcement

You won’t have to assassinate someone to find out who’s in the English cast for Danganronpa the Animation! Just check out the announcement below.

 

ACTOR – CHARACTER

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Monokuma – Greg Ayres
Naegi – Bryce Papenbrook
Asahina – Felecia Angelle
Celestia – Lindsay Seidel
Enoshima – Jamie Marchi
Fujisaki – Kara Edwards
Fukawa – Carli Mosier
Hagakure – Christopher Bevins
Ishimaru – Austin Tindle
Kirigiri – Caitlin Glass
Leon – Justin Cook
Maizono – Monica Rial
Ohgami – Rachel Robinson
Ohwada – Christopher R. Sabat
Togami – Josh Grelle
Yamada – Tyson Rinehart

 

CREW

ADR Director – Christopher Bevins
Lead Engineer: Kenneth Thompson
ADR Engineers: Stephen Hoff, Alyssa Galindo
Script Writer – J. Michael Tatum

 

synopsis:

Hope’s Peak Academy is an exclusive private school that only accepts the best of the best. Graduates of this elite – yet enigmatic – institution have the world at their fingertips, but getting a cap and gown is easier said than done. The hallowed halls are ruled by the sadistic administrator Monokuma, who declares that the only way to pass the class is by sending a fellow student home in a body bag.

If you can get away with murder, you’ll get your diploma. But if you’re caught red handed, you’ll find yourself on the receiving end of a deadly detention slip!

When your principal is psychotic and your finals are fatal, high school goes from being the best years of your life – to your last.

 

For more information about Danganronpa the Animation, or to watch episodes in Japanese with subtitles, please click here.

 

 

English Cast Announcements for PING PONG THE ANIMATION and Wanna Be The Strongest In The World

Fresh from Anime Detour, we’ve got two English cast announcements for you today!

 

pingpongFirst up, we’ve got the critically-acclaimed PING PONG THE ANIMATION!

 

CHARACTER – ACTOR

Yutaka Hoshino/Peco – Aaron Dismuke
Makoto Tsukimoto/Smile – Micah Solusod
Jo Koizumi/Butterfly Joe – Mark Stoddard
Ryuichi Kazama/Dragon – Marcus D. Stimac
Manabu Sakuma/Demon- Anthony Bowling
Kong Wenge/China – Alan Chow
Ota – Tyson Rinehart
Masayuki Sanada – Ian Sinclair
Shuji Nekota – Clifford Chapin
Yurie – Lindsay Seidel
Egami – Eric Vale
Michio – Jeremy Inman

 

CREW

ADR Director – Christopher Bevins
Lead ADR Engineer – Alyssa Galindo

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