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The North American anime distributor FUNimation Entertainment began streaming the official U.S. trailer and an English-dubbed 6-minute clip from the Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker film on Tuesday. The CG anime film is based on BioWare and Electronic Arts ' fantasy game franchise Dragon Age.
Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker is a prologue to the Dragon Age II game sequel. Director Fumihiko Sori (Ichi, Ashita no Joe, Ping Pong) and the studio Oxybot are working together after previously collaborating on Vexille - 2077 Isolation of Japan and To.
In the Japanese-dubbed version, actress Chiaki Kuriyama (Battle Royale, Kill Bill, The Sky Crawlers) plays the knight heroine Cassandra Pentaghast, actor Shosuke Tanihara (Vexille, The Sky Crawlers, Pokémon the Movie: Black - Victini and Reshiram) plays a mage named Regalyan D'Marcall, and Gackt (Shiki, Supernatural: The Anime Series, Sket Dance) plays a Knight-Commander. In the English-dubbed version, Colleen Clinkenbeard plays Cassandra Pentaghast.
Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker opened in Japan in February, and Funimation will release the film in North America on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on May 29.