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English Cast Announcement & Sneak Peek – Sky Wizards Academy!

We have three new Broadcast Dubs hitting the FUNimation Streaming Service tonight! One of them is Sky Wizards Academy – which premieres tonight at 8:00/7:00 CT on the DubbleTalk Block! Here’s your English cast for the series, as well as a sneak peek at what’s in store for you guys in Episode 01.

 

Summary: Forced to retreat to floating cities due to an invasion of magical armored insects, humanity must now depend on Sky Wizards to battle the menace via mid-air battles. Once known as the “Black Master Swordsman,” Kanata Age is now considered a traitor and is assigned to lead an F-class of mismatched mages. Misora Whitale has all the enthusiasm to be a leader, but she’s failed 100 consecutive tests. Rico Flamel is a genius sniper, but she’s a little self-absorbed, and Lecty Eisenach is a candidate with all the ambition but zero confidence. It’s up to Kanata Age to train the troubled trio to become accomplished Sky Wizards.

 

 

CAST
Joel McDonald  Kanata Age
Tia Ballard  Misora Whitale
Megan Shipman  Lecty Eisenach
Dawn M. Bennett  Rico Flamel
CREW
Felecia Angelle  ADR Director
Jose Sandoval  ADR Engineer
Todd Chism  Asst. ADR Engineer
Phillip Jones  Asst. ADR Engineer
Greg Taylor  Asst. ADR Engineer
Monica Rial  Head Writer

 

 

English Cast Announcement & Sneak Peek – Gangsta.

We have three new Broadcast Dubs hitting the FUNimation Streaming Service tonight! A definite fan-favorite this season is Gangsta. – which premieres tonight at 9:00/8:00PM CT on the DubbleTalk Block! Here’s your English cast for the series, as well as a a sneak peek at what’s in store for you guys in Episode 01.

 

Summary: In a city filled with sin and scandal, Worick and Nicolas have made a name for themselves as men who can get the job done. As a super-powered Twilight Nic has no problem getting his hands dirty, but when the situation requires a little more charm Worick is ready to use his own unique skills to keep the situation under control. Working independently, taking jobs from both the mafia and police, these unique Handymen navigate the seedy underworld of Ergastulum in style leaving a trail of chaos behind them.

 

 

CAST
Ian Sinclair  Worick Arcangelo
Brandon Potter  Nicolas Brown
Felecia Angelle  Alex Benedetto
John Swasey  Chad Adkins
Aaron Roberts  Cody Balfour
CREW
Christopher Bevins  ADR Director
Jeremy Inman  Asst. ADR Director
Domonique French  ADR Engineer
Greg Taylor  Asst. ADR Engineer
Phillip Jones  Asst. ADR Engineer
Jared Hedges  Lead Writer

 

English Cast Announcement & Sneak Peek – Prison School!

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Summary: Hachimitsu Academy, a prestigious, historically all-girls school, has finally become co-ed. Average teen, Kiyoshi, is one of five boys to enroll. What he doesn’t know is that the school is clandestinely ruled by an Underground Student Council of ruthless, cruel, totally hot female students! And when the boys get caught peeping, they’re sent to the school’s prison, which is run by the brutally seductive warden, who also happens to be the VP of the Underground Student Council. After the boys are forced endure manual labor, whips, and chains, they’ll be left wishing they were locked up with actual criminals!

 

CAST
Austin Tindle  Kiyoshi
Eric Vale  Gakuto
Sonny Strait  Andre
Chris Bevins  Joe
Clifford Chapin  Shingo
Tia Ballard  Mari
Whitney Rodgers  Meiko
Alexis Tipton  Hana
Kristen McGuire  Chiyo
Smokey DeLange  Chairman
 ..
CREW
Sonny Strait  ADR Director
Jeremy Woods  Lead ADR Engineer
Patrick Morphy  Additional ADR Engineer

 

 

Summer Simulcast Announcement: It’s Idol vs. Idol in Venus Project -Climax-!

Venus Project -Climax- is a unique multimedia series that will not only pit 2D idols against each other, but will also have the voice actresses competing in challenges often seen in Japanese variety shows. The live-action segments add a whole new layer to the drama within the anime. It’s a story within a story!

 

 

Character Voice Actor Other Roles
Eriko Hara Sawako Hata Former member of idol group SKE48, Suzuko Kanzaki (AKB0048)
Ruka Sovagasky Riho Iida Rin Hoshizora (Love Live!), Kana Uehara (Re-Kan!)
Miu Nureha Marika Hayase  

 

 Main Staff
Director Takehiro Nakayama
Series Composition Go Zappa
Character Design Yoshinari Saito
Animation Production Nomad

 

Synopsis:

 

Experience a unique multimedia experience with Venus Project -Climax-! Set in a near-future Japan, Formula Venus is the new entertainment format that pits aspiring performers against each other for the title of New Idol Princess. Eriko Hara hopes to win to support the orphanage that took her in and the children that currently live there.

 

This unique multimedia show will also pit the actual voice actresses against each other in a series of live challenges. It’s 2D vs. 3D in Venus Project -Climax-!

 

Venus Project -Climax- episode 1 (live-action variety show) and 2 (anime) premiere at 5PM ET today. Catch it every Sunday at 11:30AM ET this summer!

 

©GALAT/FV/Committee

Summer Simulcast Announcement – Get Ready to Enroll in Prison School!

Are you ready for the latest summer simulcast? Prison School is a raunchy take on the old “guys get to go to an all-girls school” trope, and the school punishments are unreal.

 

 

Character Voice Actor Other Roles
Kiyoshi Hiroshi Kamiya Araragi (Bakemonogatari), Izaya (Durarara!!), Levi (Attack on Titan)
Mari Sayaka Ohara Yuki (Aldnoah.Zero), Erza (Fairy Tail), Irisviel von Einzbern (Fate/Zero)
Meiko Shizuka Ito Misa (Bodacious Space Pirates), Yayoi (PSYCHO-PASS)
Hana Kana Hanazawa Rize (Tokyo Ghoul), Akane (PSYCHO-PASS)
Joe Daisuke Namikawa Italy (Hetalia), Waver Velvet (Fate/Zero)
Gakuto Katsuyuki Konishi Kamina (Gurren Lagann), Amon (Tokyo Ghoul)
Andre Kazuyuki Okitsu Muroi (Shiki), Madarame (Genshiken: Second Generation)
Shingo Kenichi Suzumura Atsushi Murasakibara (Kuroko’s Basketball), Zack (Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children)

 

 Main Staff
Director Tsutomu Mizushima (Genshiken, Witch Craft Works, Shirobako)
Series Composition Michiko Yokote (Devils and Realist, Squid Girl)
Character Design Junichiro Taniguchi (Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun, Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
Animation Production J.C. Staff (Bakuman., A Certain Magical Index, The Familiar of Zero)

 

Synopsis: Hachimitsu Academy, a prestigious all-girls school, has finally become co-ed, and average teen Kiyoshi is one of five boys to enroll. Unfortunately, an underground student council of ruthless, totally hot female students clandestinely rules the school! And when the boys are caught peeping, they’re sent to the school’s prison, where their punishment comes in the form of whips and chains.

 

Prison School premieres on Friday, July 10 at 1:05pm ET. Catch it every Friday at 1:05pm ET this summer!

 

© Akira Hiramoto, KODANSHA/Prison School Partners

Summer Simulcast Announcements – The Summer Heats Up with Junjo Romantica 3

FUNimation has your summer romance ready with Junjo Romantica 3. This continuation of the popular BL series is filled with romance, longing, and of course, drama. If your summer isn’t steamy enough, spend a little time with the men of Junjo Romantica 3.

 

 

Character Voice Actor Other Roles
Akihiko Usami Hikaru Hanada Sol Badguy (Guilty Gear XX), Raul Creed (Ergo Proxy)
Misaki Takahashi Takahiro Sakurai Cloud Strife (Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children), Suzaku (Code Geass)

 

 Main Staff
Director Chiaki Kon (Junjo Romantica, Nodame Cantabile: Paris, Sekai-Ichi Hatsukoi)
Original Creator Shungiku Nakamura (Junjo Romantica, Sekai-Ichi Hatsukoi)
Character Design Yoko Kikuchi (Junjo Romantica, Kuroko’s Basketball)
Animation Production Studio DEEN (Junjo RomanticaFate/Stay Night, Fruits Basket)

 

Synopsis: Junjo Romantica 3 follows the ongoing story of three couples:

 

The Romantica relationship between college student Misaki Takahashi and his brother’s best friend, Akihiko Usami—an acclaimed novelist who secretly pens steamy BL novels under a pseudonym.

 

The stormy Egoist couple: Professor Hiroki Kamijou who tends to be awkward and a bit of a tsundere doted on by the devoted Nowaki Kusama.

 

Rounding out the drama is the Terrorist couple: Divorced literature professor and Hiroki’s coworker, You Miyagi, and his much younger lover (and former brother-in-law!), Shinobu Takatsuki.

 

Junjo Romantica 3 premieres on Wednesday, July 8 at 1:35 p.m. ET. Catch it every Wednesday at 1:35 p.m. ET this summer!

 

©2015 Shungiku NAKAMURA/KADOKAWA CORPORATION/Romantica Club!!

Summer Simulcast Announcement – Sky Wizards Academy Soars into the Season

From the director of Rosario + Vampire comes Sky Wizards Academy, the newest addition to FUNimation’s summer season. It’s back to school for Kanata Age when he’s assigned three of the worst mages-in-training to mold into Sky Wizards!

 

 

Character Voice Actor Other Roles
Rico Iori Nomizu Haruna (Is This a Zombie?), Yoshino (Date A Live)
Lecty Nao Toyama Chiho (The Devil Is a Part-Timer!), Margot (Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere)
Misora Nozomi Yamamoto Julie (Absolute Duo), Ogiue (Genshiken)
Kanata Yoshitsugu Matsuoka Kirito (Sword Art Online), Sora (No Game, No Life)

 

 Main Staff
Director Takayuki Inagaki (Rosario + Vampire, World Break)
Series Composition Hiroshi Yamaguchi (Rosario + Vampire, Desert Punk)
Character Design Osamu Horiuchi (Full Metal Panic!, Burst Angel)
Animation Production Diomedea (KanColle, Squid Girl)

 

Synopsis: Forced to retreat to floating cities due to an invasion of magical armored insects, humanity must now depend on Sky Wizards to battle the menace via mid-air battles.

 

Once known as the “Black Master Swordsman,” Kanata Age is now considered a traitor and is assigned to lead an F-class of mismatched mages.

 

Misora Whitale has all the enthusiasm to be a leader, but she’s failed 100 consecutive tests. Rico Flamel is a genius sniper, but she’s a little self-absorbed, and Lecty Eisenach is a candidate with all the ambition, but zero confidence.

 

It’s up to Kanata Age to train the troubled trio to become accomplished Sky Wizards.

 

Sky Wizards Academy premieres Wednesday, July 8 at 1 p.m. ET. Catch it every Wednesday at 1 p.m. ET this summer!

 

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©2015 Yuu Moroboshi,Mikihiro Amami/PUBLISHED BY KADOKAWA Fujimishobo/E601 Partners

 

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©2015 Y・M/KF/E・P

Summer Simulcast Announcement – The stats are stacked as Bikini Warriors join the party

-PRESS START-

-EQUIP-

Bikinis?

 

Who needs all that armor when your stats are this stacked? Inspired by old school RPGs, Bikini Warriors is a death(and gravity)-defying adventure filled with dungeon crawls, giant weapons, and bikinis that must have rolled a natural 20 just to stay on.

 

 

 

Character Voice Actor Other Roles
Mage Ai Kakuma Isuzu Sento (Amagi Brilliant Park), Kenjiro Hata (Female) (Genshiken: Second Generation)
Dark Elf Chiaki Takahashi Azusa Miura (iDOLM@STER)
Paladin Kana Ueda Rin Tosaka (Fate/stay night), Rahel Alucard (BlazBlue)
Fighter Yoko Hikasa Rias Gremory (High School DxD), Stephanie Dola (No Game No Life)
 Main Staff
Director Naoyuki Kuzuya
Series Composition Go Tamai
Character Design Kosuke Murayama
Animation Production Feel., PRA

 

Synopsis: Prepare yourself for an adventure of epic proportions. Warriors so skilled at battling questionable slimes and taming tumescent tentacles there’s no need for all that bulky armor.

Brought to you by some of the masters of the female form, Bikini Warriors features character designs by Rei Hiroe (Black Lagoon), Tony Taka, Odanon (Queen’s Blade), and Hisasi. All your favorite RPG classes beginning with the athletic Fighter, elegant Paladin, and enchanting Mage are busting the min/max barriers for maximum blood loss! Are you equipped?

 

Bikini Warriors premieres Tuesday, July 7 at 2:40 PM ET. Catch it every Tuesday at 2:40 PM ET this summer!

 

©HOBBY JAPAN

Summer Simulcast Announcement—Aquarion Logos Has Landed!

A brand new chapter in the Aquarion universe, Aquarion Logos joins the FUNimation roster just in time to satisfy your summer fix for action, adventure, and giant robot warfare.

 

 

Character Voice Actor
Maia Tsukigane Ayane Sakura
Akira Kaibuki Nobunaga Shimazaki

 

 Main Staff
Director Eiichi Sato (Slayers Next, Basquash!)
Series Composition Jun Kumagai (script: Humanity Has Declined, Persona 4: The Animation)
Original Creator Shoji Kawamori (Escaflowne, Macross)
Animation Production Satelight (Fairy Tail, Aquarion, Log Horizon)

 

Synopsis: Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Aquarion returns with a new series, new characters and a brand new adventure! Inspired by the classic mecha series of the ‘70s and ‘80s, Aquarion Logos is ready to serve up more high-flying robotic battles animated by Satelight, the same team that brought you Log Horizon, Fairy Tail, and the first two installments in the Aquarion franchise.

 

Aquarion Logos premieres Monday, July 6 at 4:30 p.m. ET. Catch it every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. ET this summer!

 

Summer Simulcast Announcement—Overlord Is Taking Over!

Bow down mortals! FUNimation is bringing Overlord to their summer simulcast season. And if you’re looking for some no-rules, no-moderator summer fun, be sure to check out this series from the studio that brought you Death Parade, Parasyte, and No Game No Life.

 

 

Character Voice Actor Other Roles
Momonga Satoshi Hino Isaac (Log Horizon), Hayato Shinkai (Yowamushi Pedal)
Albedo Yumi Hara Marielle (Log Horizon), Takane Shijo (The IDOLM@STER)
Aura Bella Fiora Emiri Kato Akatsuki (Log Horizon), Kagami (Lucky Star), Kyubey (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)

 

 Main Staff
Director Naoyuki Ito (Digimon Data Squad, Iriya no Sora, UFO no Natsu)
Series Composition Yukie Sugawara (scripts: The Irregular at Magic High School, Sword Art Online)
Character Design Takahiro Yoshimatsu (Hunter x Hunter 2011, Trigun)
Animation Production MADHOUSE (Parasyte, Death Parade, No Game No Life)

 

Synopsis: When the popular MMORPG Yggdrasil is scheduled to be shut down permanently, veteran player Momonga refuses to log out. As the servers go dark, he discovers that the world inside the game continues to change as NPCs begin to develop personalities and minds of their own. With a new world at his fingertips, Momonga decides to use his power and skill to take control of Yggdrasil and become its overlord.

 

Overlord premieres Tuesday, July 7 at 11:30 a.m. ET. Catch it every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. ET this summer!

 

©Kugane Maruyama,PUBLISHED BY KADOKAWA CORPORATION/OVERLORD PARTNERS