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Funimation's Ping Pong Anime Trailer Previews Dub

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Aaron Dismuke, Micah Solusod star in sports drama directed by Masaaki Yuasa

FUNimation Entertainment began streaming a trailer for its Ping Pong home video release on Tuesday. The trailer previews the English dub starring Aaron Dismuke as Yutaka Hoshino/Peco and Micah Solusod as Makoto Tsukimoto/Smile.

The previously announced English dub cast, under ADR director Christopher Bevins and ADR engineer Alyssa Galindo, also includes:

  • 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.

Funimation describes the series:

Smile and Peco. Peco and Smile. Besties from the beginning, both with a badass backhand. Peco is known for his arrogance on the table tennis court, and Smile for his silence. But with a new school year and a new high school table tennis team, both boys are in for a challenge, on--and off--the court.

Peco's slacker ways are hurting his game, and after getting crushed in a tournament, he decides to quit. Smile is finally learning to harness his natural talents, but can he squash his sympathy for his opponents enough to beat them

From the acclaimed director Masaaki Yuasa (Adventure Time, Space Dandy) comes an innovative new series with stunning animation, memorable characters, and impressive footwork.

Ping Pong adapts Taiyo Matsumoto's manga of the same name. Masaaki Yuasa (Mind Game, The Tatami Galaxy, Kick-Heart) directed the television anime at Tatsunoko Productions. Nobutake Ito designed the characters. Kensuke Ushio composed the soundtrack. Kunio Tsujita served as the color key artist, and Kevin Aymeric was the art director. The staff also includes Shunsuke Nakamura as director of photography, Kashiko Kimura as editor, and Eriko Kimura as sound director. The band merengue performed the series' ending theme.

Funimation streamed the series with English subtitles in North America as it aired in Japan last spring.


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