Funimation Announces English Casts for Saiyuki Reload Blast, Knight's & Magic, My First Girlfriend Is A Gal

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Saiyuki Reload Blast dub premiered Monday

Funimation revealed the English dub cast members for its previously announced simuldubs of Saiyuki Reload Blast, Knight's & Magic, and My First Girlfriend Is A Gal.

The Saiyuki Reload Blast English dub premiered on Monday and new episodes will stream on Mondays at 4:00 p.m. EDT. The cast is as follows:

  • Greg Ayres as Goku
  • David Matranga as Sanzo
  • Ian Sinclair as Gojyo
  • Micah Solusod as Hakkai
  • Justin Briner as Tamaro
  • Kyle Phillips as Tamaro's Father
  • Julie Shields as Rei
  • Bruce Carey as Narrator
  • Monica Rial as Talche
  • Aaron Roberts as Saitaisai
  • Vic Mignogna as Kougaiji

Crunchyroll began streaming the series in Japanese with English subtitles on July 5, the same day it premiered in Japan. The anime will have 12 episodes.

Kazuya Minekura's original Saiyuki Reload Blast manga is a sequel to her earlier Saiyuki and Saiyuki Reload manga series. Funimation describes the anime:

At last, they've reached the end of their long and treacherous journey! The Sanzo party finally arrives in India, a land where the anomaly's influence runs rampant. The battles that lie ahead promise more bloodshed and danger, but Sanzo, Goku, Gojyo and Hakkai must rise to save the world and stop the resurrection of the Ox Demon King, Gyumaoh—no matter the cost!

The cast of Knight's & Magic is as follows:

  • Eric Vale as Kurata
  • Alexis Tipton as Ernesti (Child)
  • Ryan Reynolds as Batson
  • Rachael Messer as Selestina/Narrator
  • Tia Ballard as Stefania
  • Chris Wehkamp as Edgar
  • Josh Grelle as Dietrich
  • Morgan Garrett as Helvi
  • Aaron Roberts as Mathius
  • John Swasey as Lauri

Anthony Bowling is directing the dub with ADR engineer Xavier Earl, script writer Josh Grelle, and Mixing Engineer Neal Malley.

The simuldub will begin streaming on Funimation on July 30. New episodes will air every Sunday on Funimation at 4 p.m. EDT. The anime premiered in Japan on July 2 and Crunchyroll is streaming the series in some territories in Japanese with English subtitles.

In the story, a Japanese mecha otaku dies in a car accident and his soul is reincarnated into another world as Ernesti Echevarria. Eru inherits memories and interests from his previous life, and aims to be a pilot of a Silhouette Knight, a large humanoid weapon that really exists in his world.

The cast of My First Girlfriend Is A Gal is as follows:

  • Alejandro Saab as Junichi
  • Jamie Marchi as Yukana
  • Brad Smeaton as Shinpei
  • Alison Viktorin as Yui
  • Brittany Lauda as Nene
  • Morgan Garrett as Ranko
  • Cris George as Minoru
  • Jacob Browning as Keigo
  • Kristin Sutton as Ayumi
  • Annabel Thorne as Kokoro

The ADR Director is Dave Trosko, and the ADR Engineer is James Baker. Adrian Cook is in charge of audio mixing.

The simuldub will premiere on Tuesday, August 1 at 4:00 p.m. EDT. Crunchyroll began streaming the anime on July 12. The anime will have 10 episodes and one original video anime that will be bundled with the manga's fifth volume on December 26.

The romantic comedy manga begins with Junichi "Jun" Hashiba, an uncool high school student who frets about wanting to lose his virginity. Egged on by his friends, Jun gets on his knees and confesses his love to a classmate named Yukana Yame. The confession surprisingly works and the couple goes out. However, Jun finds himself in uncharted waters with Yame, a trendy and fashion-conscious "gal" (gyaru).

Thanks to Sterling Getchell for the newstip.

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