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Funimation Announces English Dub Casts for Ping Pong, Wanna Be the Strongest in the World

posted on 2015-03-28 20:12 EDT
Dub trailer previews Ping Pong cast

Funimation Entertainment announced the English dub casts for Ping Pong the Animation and Wanna be the Strongest in the World at Anime Detour on Saturday.

The Ping Pong cast, under ADR director Christopher Bevins and ADR engineer Alyssa Galindo, includes:

  • Aaron Dismuke as Yutaka Hoshino/Peco
  • Micah Solusod as Makoto Tsukimoto/Smile
  • Mark Stoddard as Jo Koizumi/Butterfly Joe
  • Marcus D. Stimac as Ryuichi Kazama/Dragon
  • Anthony Bowling as Manabu Sakuma/Demon
  • Alan Chow as Kong Wenge/China
  • Tyson Rinehart as Ota
  • Ian Sinclair as Masayuki Sanada
  • Clifford Chapin as Shuji Nekota
  • Lindsay Seidel as Yurie
  • Eric Vale as Egami
  • Jeremy Inman as Michio

The series will ship on a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack on June 23.

Ping Pong adapts Taiyo Matsumoto's manga. Masaaki Yuasa (Mind Game, The Tatami Galaxy, Kick-Heart) is directing the television anime at Tatsunoko Productions. Nobutake Ito is designed the characters.

Funimation streamed the series as it aired last spring.

The Wanna be the Strongest in the World cast, under director Joel McDonald and lead ADR engineer Peter Hawkinson, includes:

  • Elizabeth Lewis as Sakura Hagiwara
  • Monica Rial as Elena Miyazawa
  • Martha Harms as Rio Kazama
  • Leah Clark as Misaki Toyoda
  • Lydia Mackay as Jackall Tojo
  • Megan Shipman as Juri Sanada
  • Cristina Vee as Moe Fukuoka
  • Kristin Sutton as Aika Hayase
  • Didi Archilla as Yuho Mochizuki
  • Michelle Lee as Nanami Kanno
  • Vanessa DeSilvio as Makoto Kirishima
  • Anastasia Munoz as Chinatsu Suzumoto
  • Morgan Garrett as Kurea Komiyama

The series will ship on a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack on June 23.

The series premiered in 2013 and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired. Funimation added the episodes streaming in in October.

ESE and Kiyohito Natsuki launched the original Wanna Be the Strongest in the World manga in the inaugural issue of Comic Earth Star in 2011. Rion Kujo (Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero, Ikki Tousen: Shūgaku Tōshi Keppu-roku) directed the series at the studio ARMS (MAOYU, Ikki-Tousen) and Rin-Sin (Queen's Blade, Ikki-Tousen) designed the characters.

Update: Typo corrected. Thanks, A. Jinnie McManus


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