News New English Dub for 5cm per Second to be Streamed on Shinkai Day
posted on 2009-02-27 16:45 EST
The Crunchyroll video-distribution website has announced that it will stream Makoto Shinkai's 5 Centimeters per Second, Voices of a Distant Star, and The Place Promised in Our Early Days (pictured at right) anime to its members for 24 hours on Saturday to mark Global Shinkai Day.
Crunchyroll will make the three anime available world wide (except Japan) from 5pm PST on February 27 to 5pm PST on February 28. The videos will be available in 480p resolution to all viewers, no Crunchyroll account required.
5 Centimeters per Second, Shinkai's most recent anime, will be available with English audio or subtitles, while the other two will be available subtitled only. The English dub for 5 Centimeters per Second will be a new English dub produced by Bang Zoom! Entertainment, featuring the voices of Johnny Yong Bosch (Bleach, Lucky Star, Gurren Lagann) as Takaki, Erika Weinstein (Ergo Proxy, Rozen Maiden) as Akari and Kira Buckland (AIKa R-16, Xombie) as Kanae (the full new cast list is available in the Encyclopedia).
ADV Films had previously recorded an English dub for their DVD release last year. While ADV's release of 5 Centimeters per Second is out of print, the other two titles are still available.
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