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:
|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,