Funimation Reveals English Dub Cast for ReLIFE Anime
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Funimation announced the English dub cast for its broadcast dub of the ReLIFE anime on Tuesday. The series is part of Funimation's SimulDub program for the fall season, and the first episode will premiere on Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. EDT.
The cast, under ADR director Jeremy Inman, sound engineer Ben Tehrani, and mix engineer Neal Malley, includes:
- Micah Solusod as Arata Kaizaki
- Josh Grelle as Ryo Yoake
- Jeannie Tirado as Chizuru Hishiro
- Alexis Tipton as Rena Kariu
- Blake Shepard as Kazuomi Oga
- Kristen McGuire as An Onoya
- Bryn Apprill as Honoka Tamarai
- Stephen Sanders as Nobunaga Asaji
- Alejandro Saab as Akira Inukai
- Caitlin Glass as Kokoro Amatsu
- Anthony Bowling as Koshi Usa
The story of Yayoiso's original manga revolves around Arata Kaizaki, an unemployed, single 27-year-old who has just been cut off from his parents' financial support. Unable to find a job due to his leaving his previous employer within three months, he is stuck. One night after drinking with a high school friend, Arata meets Ryō Yoake, a man who offers Arata pills to turn him back into a 17-year old so he can redo his life. After agreeing to the experiment, Arata joins a high school class, and meets Chizuru Hishiro, a socially awkward silent beauty who yearns to have friends. Through connecting with her and other classmates, Arata must find what he lacks to live a happy life in the real world within a one-year time limit.
Tomo Kosaka (episode animation director for Giant Killing, Yowamushi Pedal) directed the anime, and Kazuho Hyodo (Himegoto, Wanna Be the Strongest in the World, Big Windup!) and Michiko Yokote (Shirobako, Princess Tutu, Big Windup!) were in charge of the series scripts. Junko Yamanaka (Kamisama Kiss, Servamp) adapted Yayoiso's character designs for animation. TMS Entertainment produced the adaptation, and the "ReLIFE Kenkyūjo" (Laboratory) is the production committee. A different musical act performed the ending theme song in each episode.
The entire series was released in one day on the Comico app on June 24, followed by a weekly television broadcast in Japan beginning on July 1. Crunchyroll streamed the entire series on July 1.
Thanks to Luke Dias for the news tip.