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William Winckler Productions Announces English-Dubbed Pilots of PriPara, Net Ghost PiPoPa Anime

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Company also records pilot dub for Nintama Rantaro spinoff anime

William Winckler Productions confirmed with ANN that is has recorded English-dubbed pilot episodes of the PriPara, Net Ghost PiPoPa, and Nintama Rantaro no Uchū Daibōken with Cosmic Front Next anime series. The company produced English dubs for several episodes of each series. WowMax Next is in charge of marketing and distributing the pilots, and it is soliciting distribution platforms for possible release.

The company produced produced English-dubbed pilots of the first and 12th episodes of the original 2014 PriPara anime. The cast is as follows:

  • Elyse Bertani as Lala
  • Bonnie Butler as school girl
  • G. Larry Butler as Panda
  • Jodi Davis as Mom
  • Debbie Gatton as Mireille
  • Frank Gerrish as Klaus
  • Bradford Hill as young boy
  • Fiona Huxley as Sophie
  • Annie Knudsen as Team Sophie girl, young girl
  • Valerie Rose Lohman as Nao
  • Amy Lyndon as Principal Gloria
  • Kristin Morris as Dorothy
  • Adam Sartain as Usagi
  • Beth Ann Sweezer as Cosmo
  • Anisa Vong as Non
  • Lisle Wilkerson as Sadako
  • William Winckler as Mr. Minami
  • Jay Dee Witney as Panda 2
  • Sarah Emi Bridcutt as Eiko

The original 2014 idol anime has inspired three sequel television anime, including the Idol Time PriPara series that premiered in April. The franchise has also inspired four anime films, and the Gekijōban PriPara: Mi~nna de Kagayake! Kirarin Star Live film premiered in March.

The cast for the company's pilots of the 2008 Net Ghost PiPoPa television anime series is as follows:

  • Elyse Bertani as Puu
  • G. Larry Butler as Mr. Juzo
  • Bryan Forrest as Divine
  • Frank Gerrish as Traven
  • Bradford Hill as Bat
  • Annie Knudsen as Karin
  • Valerie Rose Lohman as Hikaru
  • Beau Rue Marie as Jin
  • Adam Sartain as Pot
  • Paul Stanko as Pit
  • Beth Ann Sweezer as Sayaka
  • Anisa Vong as Yuuta
  • Linda Weinrib as Akikawa
  • William Winckler as Pat
  • Jay Dee Witney as Dream Future worker

Crunchyroll streamed the science-fiction comedy series under the title Web Ghost PiPoPa as it aired in Japan.

William Winckler Productions produced the Nintama Rantaro no Uchū Daibōken with Cosmic Front Next spinoff anime series pilot episodes under the title Ninjaboys: Quest for the Cosmic Front. The cast is as follows:

  • Elyse Bertani as Rantaro
  • Kelsey Kummerl as Shinbei
  • Kory Getman as Kirimaru
  • Frank Gerrish as Yamada
  • Paul Stanko as Doi, Moon Rabbit

The four-episode series was a collaboration between the Nintama Rantaro franchise and the Cosmic front ☆ NEXT space television program that premiered in 2015. The first anime adaptation of Soubee Amako's original Rakudai Ninja Rantarō ninja gag manga debuted in 1993, and the 25th television anime season premiered in April. The anime marked its 20th anniversary with a television special in 2013. The franchise has inspired two anime films and two live-action films.

William Winckler Productions also announced on Thursday that it has recorded English dubs for three more Ultraman films: Mega Monster Battle Ultra Galaxy The Movie, Ultraman Zero The Revenge of Belial, and Ultraman Saga. The company confirmed with ANN that Tsuburaya is planning to release the films with William Winckler Productions' English dub and subtitles in a "high end" package of six movies. The company previously dubbed Ultraman Ginga S The Movie, Ultraman X The Movie, and Ultra Fight Victory.


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