Houston's Anime Matsuri to Host Super Sonico English Dub Premiere

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Company will hold Parasyte -the maxim- voice actor auditions

Sentai Filmworks announced on Wednesday that it will screen the English dub premiere of SoniAni: Super Sonico the Animation at the Anime Matsuri convention. Sentai Filmworks announced in January that professional cosplayer Jessica Nigri will voice the show's lead.

In the series, Super Sonico is an 18-year-old girl who keeps busy as a college student, a part-time photoshoot model, and a musician. She even works at her grandmother's bar.

"Super Sonico," the mascot girl of the "Nitro Super Sonic" events held by Nitroplus, is credited with playing herself in the Japanese version and performing the opening theme song "Beat goes on!"

The company also announced that it will hold Parasyte the maxim voice actor auditions for minor character roles. The winner will get to visit Sentai Filmworks' studios to voice the bit role.

Kenichi Shimizu is directing the series at studio Madhouse with Shoji Yonemura (Guin Saga, Glass Fleet) in charge of series composition. Tadashi Hiramatsu (Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi, KareKano) is designing the characters and Ken Arai is composing the music.

Sentai Filmworks describes the story:

Unbeknownst to mankind the world is quietly being invaded. Alien beings known as “Parasytes” begin infiltrating humans one by one, burrowing into their brains to take complete control of both their bodies and their identities. With an insatiable hunger for human flesh these cold and calculating creatures mutate into grotesque monsters who feed on the unsuspecting when they're not hiding behind the faces of everyday people. Only Shinichi Izumi, a lone high school boy, is aware of the terror lurking in plain sight. After one Parasyte's attempt to take over his brain ends in failure, Shinichi's right arm is instead possessed by this monster with a mind and an agenda all its own. As Shinichi and his unwanted cohabitant, “Migi,” struggle for dominance of his body, the alien infection continues to grow and so does the trail of bodies in its wake. Now Shinichi and Migi must become more than host and parasite if they hope to not only protect themselves, but Shinichi's loved ones as well. As Shinichi and Migi's symbiotic bond deepens, will Shinichi be able to hold on to his humanity, or will he evolve into something more than he ever imagined?

The Anime Matsuri convention will run from April 3-5 in Houston, Texas. The convention's guests include director and scriptwriter Yasuhiro Yoshiura, singer Anna Tsuchiya, composer Teddyloid, animator Atsushi Nishigori, character designer Sushio, and the Japanese visual kei band Disacode.

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