Media Blasters Reveals Full English Dub Cast for Rio - Rainbow Gate! Anime
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Media Blasters announced the full English dub cast for the Rio - Rainbow Gate! television anime series at Liberty City Anime Con in New York on Friday.
The full cast includes:
Amber Lee Connors as Rio Rollins
Amanda Julina as Mint Clark
Brittany Lauda as Rina Tachibana
Natalie Hoover as Anya Hellsing
Amanda Lee as Elle Adams
Caitlynn French as Ille Adams
Natalie Van Sistine as Rosa Canyon
Todd Haberkorn as Mr. Clark
Mike Pollock as Tom Howard
Michelle Rojas as Dana
Melissa Sternenburg as Tiffany
Marissa Lenti as Cartia Goldschmidt
Sarah Anne Williams as Linda
Kira Buckland as Jack Mighty
Michele Knotz as Queen
Matt Shipman as King
Cheryl Li as Yang-Yang
Billy Bob Thompson as Bull Hard
Jason Marnocha as Olrin Dunhill
Vic Mignogna as Elvis
Meli Grant as Joker
Anthony Sardinha as Carlos
Eddy Lee as Robert
Felecia Angelle as Jane
Emily Fajardo as Irina
Howard Wang as Ray
Nick Landis as Charlie
The company had previously revealed four of the cast members and streamed a preview clip of the dub in June.
Sound Cadence Studios and Fever Dreams Sound Factory are sharing the production of the dub, and Connors and Lauda is in charge of ADR directing, and Connors, Wang, and Justin Briner are in charge of ADR writing.
Media Blasters plans to release the English dub on Crunchyroll, DVD, and Blu-ray Disc. The company is now advertising the anime under the title Rio Rainbow Gate: Reshuffle.
Media Blasters licensed Rio - Rainbow Gate! in 2013, and released the series in a subtitle-only DVD set in 2014.
The anime features a casino dealer named Rio Rollins (Marina Inoue) who has starred in several pachi-slo (pachinko parlor slot machine) games from Net and Tecmo. In the anime, Rio is a popular casino dealer at the Howard Resort, an entertainment resort hotel where people from all over the world gather. She competes for the greatest honor among dealers — "Most Valuable Casino Dealer" (MVCD) — by collecting 13 legendary cards known as "Gates."
"The Goddess of Victory" Rio first appeared in 2003 in the Super Black Jack game franchise from the pachi-slo company Net. She was the brainchild of Net's collaboration with Tecmo (Dead or Alive) to create female characters. Rio's popularity led to several more games, including 2005's Rio Carnival, 2007's Rio Paradise, and 2009's Rio 2 -Cruising Vanadis-.
The anime premiered in January 2011, and Crunchyroll streamed the anime into several countries as it aired in Japan.