Exclusive: Hulu Streams English Dubs for ERASED, Charlotte Anime
posted on by Karen Ressler
Hulu announced on Friday that it will exclusively stream the English dubs of the Erased and Charlotte anime on July 1.
ERASED premiered in January 2016 and ran for 12 episodes. Funimation, Crunchyroll, and Daisuki streamed the series with English subtitles as it aired, and Aniplex of America released the series on Blu-ray Disc with the English dub.
The anime is based on Kei Sanbe's Boku dake ga Inai Machi manga, and it follows Satoru, a struggling manga artist who has an ability that forces him back in time to prevent deaths. When his mother is killed he's sent back in time to solve the mystery, but ends up back in elementary school, just before the disappearance of his classmate Kayo.
Tomohiko Ito (Sword Art Online, Silver Spoon) directed the series and Taku Kishimoto (Silver Spoon, Haikyu!!) handled series composition at A-1 Pictures. Keigo Sasaki (The Seven Deadly Sins, Blue Exorcist) designed the characters for the anime and Yuki Kajiura (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Sword Art Online) composed the music.
The 13-episode Charlotte anime premiered in July 2015 and it streamed with English subtitles on Crunchyroll, Hulu, Viewster, Daisuki, and the Aniplex Channel as it aired. Aniplex of America released the series on Blu-ray Disc with an English Dub.
Aniplex of America describes the story:
Very few adolescent boys and girls have an onset of special abilities. Yu Otosaka is one such man who uses his ability unbeknownst to others in order to lead a satisfying school life. Then one day, a girl named Nao Tomori suddenly appears before him. Their encounter reveals the destiny for wielders of special abilities.
Yoshiyuki Asai directed the anime at P.A. Works from an original concept and scripts by Jun Maeda. Kanami Sekiguchi adapted Na-Ga's original character designs. Key released the anime in celebration of its 15th anniversary. It is Jun Maeda's second original anime work, with the first being Angel Beats! in 2010.