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God Eater's English Dub At AkibaFest in LA



Announced By Aniplex of America

Aniplex of America announced at its Anime Expo panel last Friday that it will dub the God Eater television anime into English. The company also announced that will host an AkibaFest event in Los Angeles's Little Tokyo neighborhood on the October 15-16 weekend.

The English Dub Cast For God Eater Includes:

Robbie Daymond as Lenka Utsugi
Kyle Hebert as Lindow Amamiya
Crispin Freeman as Soma Schicksal
Michelle Ruff as Sakuya Tachibana
Lucien Dodge as Kota Fujiki
Cherami Leigh as Alisa Illinichina Amiella
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn as Tsubaki Amamiya
Patrick Seitz as Johannes von Schicksal
Spike Spencer as Paylor Sakaki
Wendee Lee as Aisha Gauche

Additionally, the company announced that Crunchyroll will stream Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood series. Aniplex of America's listing for the series also lists Netflix. Funimation's license of the series for streaming and home video had expired on March 31.

Aniplex of America also announced it will ship Owarimonogatari on Blu-ray Disc in two sets on October 25 and December 20.

Aniplex of America will ship the ERASED anime series on two Blu-ray Disc sets on October 18 and January 24. Additionally, it will ship God Eater on two Blu-ray Disc sets on November 29 and January 31.​


One-Punch Man English Dub



Staring Max Mittleman

Viz Media announced the main English dub cast for One-Punch Man at its Anime Expo panel on Friday.

The dub will star:

Max Mittleman as Saitama
Zach Aguilar as Genos
Robbie Daymond as Mumen Rider
Erik Kimerer as Speed 'o' Sound Sonic

Madhouse and director Shingo Natsume's anime adaptation of ONE and Yuusuke Murata's manga premiered in Japan on TV Tokyo and Niconico Live in October, and it ended in December. Viz Media and Daisuki both streamed the series outside of Japan as it aired.

The anime's Japanese Blu-ray Disc and DVD volumes include original video anime episodes.​


D.Gray-Man Episodes 52-103 Licensed



By Funimation

FUNimation Entertainment announced last Thursday that it has licensed the second half of the original D.Gray-man television anime, episodes #52-103. The company will announce release details at a later date. At last the series will see it's completion.

Funimation dubbed the first 51 episodes and released them on DVD in 2009 and 2010. The episodes are available streaming.

Funimation will stream the new television anime, D.Gray-man Hallow, as it airs in Japan.​


Erased English Dub Cast Staring



Ben Diskin & Michelle Ruff as Satoru

Aniplex of America announced the English dub cast for the ERASED television anime with a video last Tuesday.

The cast, under director Alex Von David, includes:

Ben Diskin as Satoru
Michelle Ruff as Young Satoru
Stephanie Sheh as Kayo
Sara Cravens as Sachiko
Cherami Leigh as Airi
Max Mittelman as Yuuki
David Collins as Yashiro
Christine Marie Cabanos as Hiromi
Erica Mendez as Kenya
Ryan Bartley as Osamu
Bobby Thong as Kazu
Mela Lee as Misato
Carrie Keranen as Akemi

ERASED is based on Kei Sanbe's Boku dake ga Inai Machi manga, and it follows Satoru, a struggling manga artist who has an ability that forces him back in time to prevent deaths. When his mother is killed he's sent back in time to solve the mystery, but ends up back in elementary school, just before the disappearance of his classmate Kayo.

The 12-episode anime series premiered in January, and Funimation, Crunchyroll, and Daisuki streamed the series as it aired.​


1st Digimon Adventure tri. Film Gets Theatrical Release In US



English-Language Theatrical Release

Film distribution company Eleven Arts and Toei Animation announced on Wednesday that they will release an English language version of Digimon Adventure tri. – Chapter 1: Reunion in theaters in the United States. The companies will hold a one-night Fathom Events screening in more than 300 US theaters on September 15, followed by a national theatrical release in major cities.

Voice actor Jeff Nimoy previously confirmed over Twitter that he would reprise his role as Tentomon for the English dub.

The Digimon Adventure tri. project, which celebrates the 15th anniversary of Digimon Adventure (the first entry in the series), will have a total of six films. While the anime's human characters have a completely different Japanese voice cast from the original Digimon Adventure, the Digimon partners feature the same Japanese cast.

The first film, Digimon Adventure tri. Saikai (Reunion), opened in Japanese theaters last November, and Crunchyroll began streaming the film on the same day as four episodes. The second film, Digimon Adventure tri. Ketsui (Determination), opened in Japan on March 12 for a three-week run in theaters in Japan. Crunchyroll began streaming the film as four episodes on March 11.

The third film, Digimon Adventure tri. Kokuhaku, will open in Japan for three weeks on September 24, and will be available for paid streaming in Japan on the same day. The Blu-ray Disc of the film will be on sale at theaters on the same day, and the general release on Blu-ray Disc and DVD will be on November 2.​


Satoru In Erased English Dub Voiced By



Ben Diskin and Michelle Ruff

Aniplex of America announced the English dub cast for the ERASED television anime with a video on Tuesday.

The cast, under director Alex Von David, includes:

Ben Diskin as Satoru
Michelle Ruff as Young Satoru
Stephanie Sheh as Kayo
Sara Cravens as Sachiko
Cherami Leigh as Airi
Max Mittelman as Yuuki
David Collins as Yashiro
Christine Marie Cabanos as Hiromi
Erica Mendez as Kenya
Ryan Bartley as Osamu
Bobby Thong as Kazu
Mela Lee as Misato
Carrie Keranen as Akemi

ERASED is based on Kei Sanbe's Boku dake ga Inai Machi manga, and it follows Satoru, a struggling manga artist who has an ability that forces him back in time to prevent deaths. When his mother is killed he's sent back in time to solve the mystery, but ends up back in elementary school, just before the disappearance of his classmate Kayo.

The 12-episode anime series premiered in January, and Funimation, Crunchyroll, and Daisuki streamed the series as it aired.​


Digimon Adventure tri. Anime Gets English Dub



Featuring Jeff Nimoy As Reprising Role

Voice actor Jeff Nimoy confirmed on his official Twitter account on Tuesday that he will reprise his role as Tentomon in an upcoming English-dubbed version of the Digimon Adventure tri. anime. He added that he will not direct the dub, as he has done for multiple Digimon series in the past.

The Digimon Adventure tri. project, which celebrates the 15th anniversary of Digimon Adventure (the first entry in the series), will have a total of six films. While the anime's human characters have a completely different Japanese voice cast from the original Digimon Adventure, the Digimon partners feature the same Japanese cast.

The second film, Digimon Adventure tri. Ketsui (Determination), opened in Japan on March 12 for a three-week run in theaters in Japan. Crunchyroll began streaming the film as four episodes on March 11. The first film, Digimon Adventure tri. Saikai (Reunion), opened in Japanese theaters last November, and Crunchyroll began streaming the film on the same day as four episodes.

The third film, Digimon Adventure tri. Kokuhaku, will open in Japan for three weeks on September 24, and will be available for paid streaming in Japan on the same day. The Blu-ray Disc of the film will be on sale at theaters on the same day, and the general release on Blu-ray Disc and DVD will be on November 2.​


Barakamon Anime's English Dub



Cast Staring

FUNimation Entertainment revealed the English dub cast and a dubbed trailer for Barakamon on Tuesday.

The English dub, under ADR director Mike McFarland, ADR engineer Domonique French, head writer John Burgmeier, and script writer Clint Bickham, stars:

Robert McCollum as Handa
Alison Viktorin as Naru
Lynsey Hale as Miwa
Apphia Yu as Tama
Clifford Chapin as Hiroshi
Lara Woodhull as Hina
Leah Clark as Kenta
Duncan Brannan as Kawafuji

Funimation released the first two dubbed episodes on Tuesday in advance of the show's home video release, which is scheduled for August 9. Funimation subscribers will also be able to watch the entire series with the English dub starting on August 9 on Funimation's website.

Funimation streamed the series in North America as it aired in Japan in 2014, and Crunchyroll streamed the series in Europe (outside the United Kingdom and Ireland), the Middle East, and North Africa.

Funimation describes the series:

An aspiring artist's world is about to be turned upside down. Seishu exiles himself to a small island to rediscover his passion as a calligrapher after violently attacking one of his most vocal critics. While the Goto Islands appear to be a tranquil paradise on the surface, this young mapmaker soon learns that wacky neighbors and hyperactive children just might provide him the sense of humor he needs on his journey towards self-discovery.

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My Hero Academia Anime



Gets 2nd Season

This year's 30th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is revealing on Monday that the My Hero Academia television anime series will get a second season. The issue will also reveal a new visual for the anime featuring Izuku Midoriya, All Might, and Tomura Shigaraki (the visual pictured below is an older visual from the first season). The announcement also reveals that the second season will cover the U.A. Sports Festival arc of Kōhei Horikoshi's original manga.

The anime's first season premiered on the MBS /TBS channel network's "Nichigo" timeslot on April 3, and airs every Sunday at 5:00 p.m. The 13th and final episode in the first season will air this Sunday. Funimationis streaming the series in Japanese with English subtitles in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland as it airs in Japan. The company is also streaming a Broadcast Dub.

Horikoshi launched the superhero manga series in Weekly Shonen Jump in July 2014, and Shueisha published the ninth compiled volume in Japan on June 3. Viz Media is publishing the manga digitally in its Weekly Shonen Jump magazine and in print. The company released the manga's fourth compiled volume in
English on May 3.​


Gundam the Origin Anime's 4th Episode Previewed



Dubbed & Subtitled Video

The Gundam.info portal site began streaming an English-subtitled and an English-dubbed trailer on Monday for Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin IV: Unmei no Zenya (Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin IV Eve of Destiny), the fourth episode of the Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin anime.

English-dubbed Video

English-subtitled Video

The current Char/Sayla arc of the anime will end with the fourth episode this fall. The fourth episode will feature Char's "fateful encounter" with the girl Lalah Sune, the first Gundam anime's protagonist Amuro Ray, and "the legendary Dr. Minovsky" (whose physics breakthroughs eventually led to mobile suit warfare). The episode will also cover the development of the MS-04 and the RX-78 Gundam mobile suits, as well as the first ever mobile suit battle in history. Hiroko Moriguchi will perform the episode's theme song.

After the fourth episode the anime will enter the Loum Arc that will cover the Battle of Loum.


Sword Art Online Gets Project



Alicization Manga

Sword Art Online: Phantom Bullet manga artist Kōtarō Yamada posted on Twitter on June 9 that he will draw the Sword Art Online Project Alicization manga, starting in the 51st volume of Kadokawa's Dengeki Bunko Magazine, which comes out on August 9. The manga will adapt the Alicization arc of Reki Kawahara's original Sword Art Online light novel series.

Yamada's two-volume Phantom Bullet manga adapted the Phantom Bullet arc of Kawahara's light novels. Kadokawa published two complied volumes for the manga in Japan in 2014 and 2015, respectively, and Yen Press published the two volumes in English earlier this year.

Yen Press has also licensed Kawahara's original light novel series, the Sword Art Online: Progressive novel series as well as the manga series, and the Sword Art Online: Aincrad, Sword Art Online: Fairy Dance, Sword Art Online: Girls Ops, and Sword Art Online: Mother's Rosary manga. Aniplex of America releases the anime adaptations.​


Berserk Manga Returns As Monthly Series



Starting June 24

The official website for Hakusensha's Young Animal magazine announced on Thursday that this year's 13th issue of the magazine will publish a new chapter of Kentarou Miura's Berserk dark fantasy manga on June 24. The magazine's 12th issue is shipping on Friday, and will also reveal the same information.

Miura will then publish the manga in Young Animal in every other issue (Hakusensha publishes Young Animal on the second and fourth Fridays of each month).

The 13th issue of the magazine will publish a new chapter as well as republish the manga's first chapter. The issue will also include a 100-page Berserk separate supplement book that will include anime information.

The new chapter coincides with the release of the manga's 38th volume, which also ships on June 24. Hakusensha published the 37th compiled book volume of Berserk in Japan in March 2013. Dark Horse Comics published the same volume in North America in December 2013.

Miura had resumed the manga as a monthly series last July, but then put the series on hiatus again when the new television anime project was announced in December. The announcement had said that the manga would return this summer and Miura would then publish the series irregularly.

The new anime series will premiere in Japan on July 1, and Crunchyroll will stream the series as it airs.​


Rio - Rainbow Gate! English Dub Clip



Amber Lee Connors as Rio

Media Blasters announced four cast members and streamed a preview clip for its English dub of Rio - Rainbow Gate! on Sunday. The cast members are Amber Lee Connors as Rio Rollins, Vic Mignogna as Elvis, Natalie Hoover as Anya, and Natalie Van Sistine as Rosa.

Sound Cadence Studios and Fever Dreams Sound Factory are sharing the production of the dub, and Connors is in charge of ADR directing and writing. Media Blasters plans to release the English dub on Crunchyroll and Blu-ray Disc.

Media Blasters licensed Rio - Rainbow Gate! in 2013, and released the series in a subtitle-only DVD set in 2014. The anime features a casino dealer named Rio Rollins (Marina Inoue) who has starred in several pachi-slo(pachinko parlor slot machine) games from Net and Tecmo.

In Rio - Rainbow Gate!, Rio is a popular casino dealer at the Howard Resort, AN Entertainment resort hotel where people from all over the world gather. She competes for the greatest honor among dealers — "Most Valuable Casino Dealer" (MVCD) — by collecting 13 legendary cards known as "Gates."

"The Goddess of Victory" Rio first appeared in 2003 in the Super Black Jack game franchise from the pachi-slo company Net. She was the brainchild of Net's collaboration with Tecmo (Dead or Alive) to create female characters. Rio's popularity led to several more games, including 2005's Rio Carnival, 2007's Rio Paradise, and 2009's Rio 2 -Cruising Vanadis-.

The anime premiered in January of 2011, and Crunchyroll streamed the anime into several countries as it aired in Japan.​


Juden-chan Anime Dub Cast



Announced by Media Blasters

Media Blasters has announced its full English dub cast for the Juden Chan anime. The company had previously announced last year that Brittany Lauda would play Plug Cryostat.

Some of the cast is as follows:

Daniel J. Edwards as Sento Oumi
Brittany Lauda as Plug Cryostat
Kira Buckland as Arresta Blanket
Daisy Guevara as Rona Elmo
Felecia Angelle as Iono Tomogana
Cheryl Li as Hakone Oumi
Matt Sipman as the Narrator, Mysterious Villain
Amber Lee Connors as Pulse Trans
Jessi Nowack as Sokko
Caitlynn French as Maako
Amanda Lee as Chiiko
Tessa Whitten as Takko

The staff on the show includes:

Lead ADR Writer: Matt Shipman
ADR Writer: Brittany Lauda
ADR Director: Brittany Lauda
Assistant ADR Director: Matt Shipman
Casting: Brittany Lauda
ADR Engineer: Justin Ramos
Executive Producer: John Sirabella
Associate Producer: Carl Morano

Crunchyroll describes the story:

Sadness be gone! Though depressed people are scattered across the world, there are those from a parallel world who are here to help. Known as Juden-chan, these busty ladies use their special powers to charge up the mentally dejected and earn a living in the process. While Aresta and Plug are performing their Judan-chan duties, they discover a boy named Sento. Unlike most humans, Sento can actually see them!

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2015 Charlotte Anime on English-Dubbed Blu-ray



Aniplex Offers 2015 Charlotte

Aniplex of America announced at its A-Kon panel on Saturday that it is dubbing the 2015 Charlotte television anime in English for its Blu-ray release. The series will be available in two volumes — Volume 1 on August 16 and Volume 2 on November 15.

Tony Oliver is directing the English dub, as previewed in a new trailer:

The English Dub Stars:

Ray Chase (Magi, Durarara!!x2) as Yu Otosaka
Lauren Landa (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Sword Art Online) as Nao Tomori
Lucien Dodge (Fate/Zero, Magi) as Jojiro Takajo
Ryan Bartley (Your Lie in April, Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works) as Yusa and Misa Nishimori
Kira Buckland (Blue Exorcist, Aldnoah.Zero) as Ayumi Otosaka

Each of the two-disc Blu-ray volumes will feature Japanese and English dialogue tracks, English and Spanish subtitles, textless ending, web previews, a box illustrated by original character designer Na-Ga, and a BD case cover illustration by character designer Kanami Sekiguchi. The first 7-episode volume will add the "Beginning of a New 'Destiny'” interview with the creators. The second volume with six television episodes will add the extra episode (debuting first on home video), textless opening, web previews, English bloopers, and the English trailer. Both volumes will retail for US$94.98, discounted to US$74.98.

Aniplex describes the story:

One day, a small percentage of adolescents start to experience an onset of special abilities. Yu Otosaka is one of these ability-wielders and he decides to use his power – the ability to take over any target's body for five seconds, to get accepted into a prestigious high school. Just when he is about to start his dream high school life as the popular honor student, a girl named Nao Tomori appears before him. Little does he know, this encounter reveals the cruel fate awaiting the special ability-wielders.

The series began streaming outside Japan last July on Hulu,Crunchyroll, Viewster, Daisuki, and the Aniplex Channel. Key released the anime in celebration of its 15th anniversary, and the series is Jun Maeda's second original anime work, with the first being Angel Beats! in 2010.​