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Viz Media Announces Gargantia of the Verdurous Planet Dub Cast

posted on 2014-07-03 20:45 EDT
Naruto Shippūden: Road to Ninja will open theatrically in select cities on August 29

North American anime distributor Viz Media announced the Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet English dub cast at its Anime Expo panel on Thursday. The series will premiere on Neon Alley in October.

The cast includes:

Viz Media announced last year that it plans to release the series with OVAs, on DVD and Blu-ray Disc this year. Production I.G's original science-fiction adventure anime begins in the distant future in the far reaches of the galaxy. The Human Galactic Alliance has been constantly fighting for its survival against a grotesque race of beings. During an intense battle, the young lieutenant Ledo (played by Kaito Ishikawa) and his humanoid mobile weapon Chamber are swallowed up into a distortion of time and space.

Waking from his artificially induced hybernation, Ledo realizes that he has arrived on Earth, the long forgotten planet. On this planet that was completely flooded by the seas, people live in fleets of giant ships, salvaging relics from the seas' depths in order to survive.

Ledo arrives on one of the city fleets called Gargantia. With no knowledge of the planet's history or culture, he is forced to live alongside Amy (Hisako Kanemoto), a 15-year-old girl who serves as a messenger aboard the Gargantia fleet. To Ledo, who has lived a life where he knows nothing but fighting, these days of peace continue to surprise him.

Crunchyroll streamed the 13-episode anime as it aired. A new two-part Suisei no Gargantia -Meguru Kōro, Haruka- OVA is currently in the works. The first part will screen in Japan on September 27.

The Naruto Shippūden: Road to Ninja (Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie) is also planned to open in theaters in select cities on August 29. The 2012 film was the highest-grossing in the Naruto franchise making 1.46 billion yen (about US$18.3 million).

Viz Media also announced that the Naruto spinoff series, Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals, will be added to the Neon Alley line-up this fall. The company simulcast the series as it aired in Japan in 2012.


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