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Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? English Dub Clip & Cast



Streamed by Sentia Filmworks

Sentai Filmworks announced the full cast and began streaming a clip for its English dub of the Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? (Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru no Darō ka?) anime on Friday.

As previously revealed, Bryson Baugus is voicing Bell Cranel and Luci Christian is playing Hestia.

The Rest Of The Cast Includes:

  • Hilary Haag as Liliruca Arde
  • David Wald as Welf Crozzo
  • Shelby Blocker as Eina Tulle
  • Shelley Calene-Black as Ais Wallenstein
  • Genevieve Simmons as Ryu Lion
  • Benjamin McLaughlin as Hermes
  • Christina Kelly as Loki
  • Juliet Simmons as Syr Flover
  • Serena Varghese as Asfi Al Andromeda
  • Stephanie Wittels as Hephaistos
  • Rob Mungle as Mord
  • John Swasey as Ganesha
  • Jack Ivy as Kasima Ouka
  • Ty Mahany as Bete Loga
  • Margaret Lewis as Yamato Mikoto
  • Kregg Dailey as Gedo
  • Patricia Duran as Freya
  • Karlii Hoch as Tiona Hiryute
  • Natalie Rial as Tione Hiryute
  • Melissa Pritchett as Riveria Ljos Alf
  • Kara Greenberg as Hitachi Chigusa
  • Andrew Love as Garneau
  • Shannon Emerick as Finn Deimne
  • Adam Gibbs as Takemikazuchi
  • Brenda Valdivia as 'Mama' Mia Grand
  • Josh Morrison as Bors
  • Chris Gibson as Grandfather
  • Kyle Jones as Scott
  • Kelley Peters as Misha Flot
  • Carolyn Medrano as Anya Fromel
  • Mike Yager as Miach
  • John Gremillion as Ottarl
  • Kelly Manison as Demeter
  • Kelley Peters as Lefiya
  • Christopher Ayres as Gareth Landrock
  • Kara Greenberg as Lunor Faust

Kyle Jones is directing the dub and co-writing the scripts with Katelyn Barr.

Sentai Filmworks will release the series on Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and a limited edition Blu-ray Disc/DVD combo pack on March 28. The limited edition includes a poster, booklet, ribbon, hardcover grimoire, static clings, and lenticular card.

The series, based on Fujino Ōmori's light novel series of the same name, aired in Japan from April-June 2015, and Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired. Yen Press began publishing the original novel series in North America in 2014.

It Describes The Story:

In Orario, fearless adventurers band together in search of fame and fortune within the monstrous underground labyrinth known as Dungeon. But while riches and renown are incentive enough for most, Bell Cranel, would-be hero extraordinaire, has bigger plans.

He wants to pick up girls.

Is it wrong to face the perils of Dungeon alone, in a single-member guild blessed by a failed goddess? Maybe. Is it wrong to dream of playing hero to hapless maidens in Dungeon? Maybe not. After one misguided adventure, Bell quickly discovers that anything can happen in the labyrinth–even chance encounters with beautiful women. The only problem? He's the one who winds up the damsel in distress!!

A television anime adaptation of Ōmori's spinoff light novel series Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Sword Oratoria will premiere in Japan in April.​


Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Casts Luci Christian as Hestia



Announced by Sentia Filmworks

Sentai Filmworks announced with a video on Wednesday that Luci Christian will play Hestia in its English dub of the "Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?" (Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru no Darō ka?) anime.

Christian joins Bryson Baugus as Bell Cranel.

Sentai Filmworks will release the series on Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and a limited edition Blu-ray Disc/DVD combo pack on March 28th. The limited edition includes a poster, booklet, ribbon, hardcover grimoire, static clings, and lenticular card.

The series, based on Fujino Ōmori's light novel series of the same name, aired in Japan from April-June 2015, and Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired. Yen Press began publishing the original novel series in North America in 2014.

It Describes The Story:

In Orario, fearless adventurers band together in search of fame and fortune within the monstrous underground labyrinth known as Dungeon. But while riches and renown are incentive enough for most, Bell Cranel, would-be hero extraordinaire, has bigger plans.

He wants to pick up girls.

Is it wrong to face the perils of Dungeon alone, in a single-member guild blessed by a failed goddess? Maybe. Is it wrong to dream of playing hero to hapless maidens in Dungeon? Maybe not. After one misguided adventure, Bell quickly discovers that anything can happen in the labyrinth–even chance encounters with beautiful women. The only problem? He's the one who winds up the damsel in distress!!

A television anime adaptation of Ōmori's spinoff light novel series Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Sword Oratoria will premiere in Japan in April.​


English Dub Cast for Chain Chronicle Anime Revealed



Announced by FUNimation Entertainment

FUNimation Entertainment announced the English dub cast for Chain Chronicle: The Light of Haecceitas (Chain Chronicle: Haecceitas no Hikari) on Monday.

The film's Japanese cast stars:

Orion Pitts as Aram
Ricco Fajardo as Yuri
Felecia Angelle as Juliana
Clifford Chapin as Kain
David Wald as Black King
J. Michael Tatum as Burckhardt
Monica Rial as Eirenus
Dawn M. Bennett as Phoena
Caitlin Glass as Mishidia
R. Bruce Elliot as Narrator
Alejandro Saab as Aries
Tyson Rinehart as Rafaga
Tia Ballard as Pirika
Justin Briner as Clauss
Alexis Tipton as Veinta
Ian Sinclair as Einslot
Ryan Reynolds as Lolo
Apphia Yu as Marina
Cris George as Shuza
Daman Mills as Velner
Josh Grelle as Wayne
Aaron Roberts as Yoshitsugu

Ballard is also serving as ADR director, and Nicholas Hernandez is serving as ADR engineer.

The English dub will premiere on Tuesday at 9:00 p.m. EST. The series premiered in Japan on January 7, and Crunchyroll is streaming the series in Japanese with English subtitles as it airs in Japan.

Crunchyroll & Funimation Describe The Story:

This is the story of the Chain Chronicle, a book that describes everything that happens in the world.
The citizens of the remote continent of Yggd once thought that there was nothing beyond their continent. The continent was divided into several regions, each with its own king. Though there were small skirmishes amongst them, a lord, chosen by the kings in conference, always maintained balance -- until the evil Black Army arrived.

"All will be engulfed in black."

The Volunteer Army, led by Yuri, was no match for the Black Army. During the fighting, the Lord of Black captures half of the Chain Chronicle, as well as the capital. During their retreat, Yuri and the Volunteer Army encounter a boy fighting the Black Army all by himself.

So begins the story of the Chain Chronicle, of the Volunteer Army's and Black Army's battles for the fate of the world, and of friendship. For more info please click the read more button down below.


Sentia Filmwork's Dub Cast of Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?



Bell Cranel Voice Actor Announced

Sentai Filmworks announced with a video on Monday that Bryson Baugus will play Bell Cranel in its English dub of the "Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?" (Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru no Darō ka?) anime.

Sentai Filmworks will release the series on Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and a limited edition Blu-ray Disc/DVD combo pack on March 28. The limited edition includes a poster, booklet, ribbon, hardcover grimoire, static clings, and lenticular card.

The series, based on Fujino Ōmori's light novel series of the same name, aired in Japan from April-June 2015, and Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired. Yen Press began publishing the original novel series in North America in 2014.

It Describes The Story:

In Orario, fearless adventurers band together in search of fame and fortune within the monstrous underground labyrinth known as Dungeon. But while riches and renown are incentive enough for most, Bell Cranel, would-be hero extraordinaire, has bigger plans.

He wants to pick up girls.

Is it wrong to face the perils of Dungeon alone, in a single-member guild blessed by a failed goddess? Maybe. Is it wrong to dream of playing hero to hapless maidens in Dungeon? Maybe not. After one misguided adventure, Bell quickly discovers that anything can happen in the labyrinth–even chance encounters with beautiful women. The only problem? He's the one who winds up the damsel in distress!!

A television anime adaptation of Ōmori's spinoff light novel series Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Sword Oratoria will premiere in Japan in April.


English Dub Cast For Chaos;Child Anime



Premiere On January 31st

Funimation announced the English Dub Cast on Thursday for the Chaos;Child anime series.

The English Dub Cast — under ADR Director Joel McDonald and ADR Engineer Matt Grounds — includes:​

Todd Haberkorn as Takumi​
Vic Mignogna as General​
Carrie Savage as Rimi​
Clarine Harp as Sena​
Ricco Fajardo as Takuru (Young)​

The Following Cast Members Are In The Show's First Episode:

Brittney Karbowski as Nanami
Sonny Strait as Takashina
Monica Rial as Hazuki
Trina Nishimura as Female Chatter 1A
Liza Gonzalez as Female Chatter 1B
Morgan Garrett as Female Reporter 1A
Laureta Sela as Female Reporter 1B
Andrea Harbin as Female Reporter 1C
Gabe Kunda as Male Chatter 1A
Ivan Jasso as Male Chatter 1B

The simuldub will premiere on January 31st at 9:30 p.m. EST. The anime premiered in Japan on January 11th, and Crunchyroll is streaming the series in Japanese with English subtitles as it airs in Japan.

Funimation Describes The Series:

Six years after the deadly earthquake and events of ChäoS;HEAd, Tokyo's reconstructed Shibuya district becomes home to another series of mysterious happenings.

An abnormal string of deaths occurs amidst Shibuya's reconstruction, and it isn't until a high school newspaper club member starts to piece together the clues that these cases begin to demonstrate a hauntingly familiar pattern.

Masato Jinbo (Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei!, Shomin Sample, Nozo × Kimi) is directing the anime and is also handling series composition. Kazuyuki Yamayoshi is serving as chief animation director and adapting Mitsumi Sasaki and Yukihiro Matsuo's character designs for animation. SILVER LINK is animating the series. Takeshi Abo (Steins;Gate, Robotics;Notes) and onoken (Accel World) are composing the music.​


ēlDLIVE Anime's English Dub



To Be Streamed By Funimation

Funimation revealed that it will stream an English dub for the television anime of Akira Amano's ēlDLIVE manga as it airs in Japan this winter. The dub will begin streaming on February 2nd at 9:00 p.m. EST.

The anime premiered in Japan on Tokyo MX on January 8. Crunchyroll is streaming the series with English subtitles as it airs in Japan.

Crunchyroll Describes The Story:

Middle school student Chuta Kokonose has heard a voice in his head ever since he can remember. When a strange creature recruits him to the space police force, he learns that the source of the voice is a Monitalien, a symbiotic creature who is living inside his body! Now Chuta must prove his mettle to his cold-hearted coworker, Misuzu, and the rest of the department by protecting the universe from otherworldly criminals.

Takeshi Furuta (The Comic Artist and His Assistants, Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold, Utano Princesama Legend Star) is directing at Studio Pierrot with assistant director Tomoya Tanaka (Blood Lad). Toshimitsu Takeuchi (Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold, Shōnen Ashibe GO! GO! Goma-chan, Weiß Survive R) is in charge of the series scripts. Han Seungah (Seung Ah Han) is serving as character designer and chief animation director with sub-character designer Keiichirou Matsui (Deadman Wonderland). Yasuharu Takanashi (Naruto Shippūden, Fairy Tail, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal) of Team-MAX is composing the music.

Female singer Alfakyun is performing the opening theme song, while The Super Ball duo (The Morose Mononokean) are performing the ending theme song.

Amano (Reborn!) launched the original series in full color on Shonen Jump+'s predecessor app Jump Live in August 2013. The manga switched to Shonen Jump+ when the app launched in September 2014. Viz Media published the first three chapters of the manga in English digitally in September-October 2014 as part of its "Jump Start" initiative.

According to Funimation's website, the dub would premiere on January 26th at 8:00 p.m. EST. However, Funimation confirmed with ANN on Wednesday that the stream will premiere on February 2nd at 9:00 p.m. EST.​


Shinkai's 'your name.' Anime Film Opens in U.S & CanadaTheaters



Hitting Theaters April 7th

Funimation Films announced on Tuesday that it will open Makoto Shinkai's your name. anime film in theaters in the United States and Canada on April 7. Funimation will host film screenings in both the original Japanese with English subtitles and an English dub.

Funimation also revealed that the band RADWIMPS is creating all-new English-language versions of the songs it produced for the original film that will be featured in the English-dubbed version of the film. RADWIMPS lead singer Yojiro Noda spent part of his childhood in the United States. RADWIMPS composed over 22 tracks for your name.'s soundtrack, as well as the film's theme songs "Zen Zen Zense (movie ver.)," "Sparkle," "Yume Tōrō (movie ver.)," and "Nandemo Ii ya (movie edit/movie ver.)."

Funimation Describes The Film:

The day the stars fell, two lives changed forever. High schoolers Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki's body, and he in hers. This bizarre occurrence continues to happen randomly, and the two must adjust their lives around each other. Yet, somehow, it works. They build a connection and communicate by leaving notes, messages, and more importantly, an imprint.

When a dazzling comet lights up the night's sky, it dawns on them. They want something more from this connection—a chance to meet, an opportunity to truly know each other. Tugging at the string of fate, they try to find a way to each other. But distance isn't the only thing keeping them apart. Is their bond strong enough to face the cruel irony of time? Or is their meeting nothing more than a wish upon the stars?


Ajin: Demi-Human Anime Licensed For Home Video



Licensed By Sentia Filmworks

Sentai Filmworks announced on Tuesday that it has licensed Polygon Pictures' Ajin: Demi-Human anime for home video and video on demand. The company will release the series on Blu-ray Disc and DVD with special content and extras.

The first season of the television anime premiered on January 15 and ran for 13 episodes. Netflix streamed new episodes in Japan three days after they premiered on Japanese television, and it began streaming the entire first season outside of Japan on April 12. The second season premiered in Japan on October 7, and Netflix streamed the season on December 27.

The series is based on Gamon Sakurai's Ajin: Demi-Human manga. In the original manga's story, an immortal first appeared on an African battlefield 17 years ago. Later, rare, unknown new immortal lifeforms began appearing among humans, and they became known as "Ajin" (demi-humans). Just before summer vacation, a Japanese high school student named Kei Nagai is instantly killed in a traffic accident on his way home from school. However, he is revived, and a price is placed on his head. Thus begins a boy's life on the run from all of humankind.

Aside from the television anime, the manga has also inspired 3D CG anime film trilogy and three original anime DVDs by Polygon Pictures, who also animated the television anime. The first film, titled Ajin: Shōdō, opened in Japan in November 2015. The second film, titled Ajin: Shōtotsu, opened on May 6. The third film, Ajin: Shōgeki (Ajin: Crash), opened in Japan on September 23. A live-action film starring Takeru Satoh has been green-lit and will premiere on September 30.

Sentai Filmworks also licensed both seasons of Knights of Sidonia, another anime by Polygon Pictures that streamed on Netflix.​


Funimation Showcases Steins;Gate 2017 Film



English Dub Trailer

Funimation released it's first English Dub trailer of the upcoming Steins' Gate Movie today.

North American anime distributor FUNimation Entertainment announced that it has scheduled its release of Steins;Gate– The Movie – Load Region of Déjà Vu (Steins;Gate Fuka Ryōiki no Déjà vu) for 2017.

The film reunites the Steins;Gate television series' cast and staff with a completely new story set after the "true end" of the television series. Funimation had announced in 2014 that it had licensed the film.

Funimation will announce more details of the movie's release sometime this year, when PQube will release Steins;Gate 0 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in Europe and North America.

Steins;Gate – The Movie – Load Region of Déjà Vu opened in Japan in April 2013, and earned 550 million yen (about US$5.6 million) at the box office.​

The 24-episode Steins;Gate television anime series premiered in April 2011. Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired, and Funimation later released the series on home video in 2012 and again in 2014.

A rebroadcast of the original Steins;Gate anime in Japan took an alternate route toward the Steins;Gate 0 story in December. An anime adaptation of Steins;Gate 0 has been green-lit.​


Amagi Brilliant Park English Dub Trailer



Sentia Filmworks To Release The Series

Sentai Filmworks began streaming a full trailer for its English dub of Amagi Brilliant Park on Friday. The company also announced the full English cast list.

The series stars Adam Gibbs as Seiya Kanie, Molly Searcy as Isuzu Sento, and Cindy Lou Parker as Princess Latifah. To view the rest of the cast, under ADR director Christopher Ayres and ADR writer Katelyn Barr please click the read more button down below.

Tiffany Grant as Moffle​
Allison Keith-Shipp as Macaron​
Jessica Calvello as Tiramy​
Emily Neves as Muse​
Luci Christian as Sylphy​
Juliet Simmons as Kobory​
Allison Sumrall as Salama​
Mark X Laskowski as Triken​
Clint Bickham as Wanipee​
Josh Morrison as Rubrum the Red Dragon​
David Wald as Dornell​
John Gremillion as Jaw​

Sentai Filmworks will release the series on Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and limited edition Blu-ray/DVD combo pack on February 28. The limited edition includes a booklet, sticker sheets, iron token, mirror button, metal pin set with card, authenticity card, park brochures, and a map poster.

The "slapstick drama" begins with Seiya Kanie, a high school boy who is invited on a date in an amusement park by a mysterious beautiful transfer student named Isuzu Sento. He is introduced to Latifah, a "real" princess and the park's manager, and is asked to be the acting manager of this "disappointing amusement park in the Tokyo suburbs."

Yasuhiro Takemoto (Full Metal Panic!, Lucky Star, Hyōka) directed the anime at Kyoto Animation. The anime premiered in Japan in October 2014, and Crunchyroll began streaming the series in May 2015.​