Funimation Reveals Classroom of the Elite Anime's English Dub Cast
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Funimation revealed the English cast for its dub of Classroom of the Elite, the television anime adaptation of author Syohgo Kinugasa and illustrator Shunsaku Tomose's Yōkoso Jitsuryoku Shijō Shugi no Kyōshitsu e (Welcome to the Classroom of the Supreme Ability Doctrine or "Yō Jitsu") light novel series, on Saturday.
The cast, under ADR director Apphia Yu, lead ADR engineer Benjamin Tehrani, assistant ADR engineer Brandon Peters, writer Emily Neves, and mixing engineer Andrew Tipps, includes:
- Justin Briner as Kiyotaka Ayanokoji
- Felecia Angelle as Suzune Horikita
- Sarah Wiedenheft as Kikyo Kushida
- David Matranga as Manabu Horikita
- Brandon McInnis as Ken Sudo
- Travis Mullenix as Haruki Yamauchi
- Aaron Dismuke as Kanji Ike
- Christopher Wehkamp as Rokusuke Koenji
- Dallas Reid as Yosuke Hirata
- Bryn Apprill as Kei Karuizawa
- Matt Shipman as Hideo Sotomura
- Michelle Rojas as Maya Sato
- Brittney Karbowski as Chiaki Matsushita
- Jennifer Alyx as Sae Chabashira
The dub premiered on Saturday, June 29, and will air new episodes every Saturday at 4:00 p.m. EDT.
The series premiered in Japan on July 12. Crunchyroll is streaming the series with English subtitles as it airs in Japan.
Crunchryroll describes the story:
Ayanokouji Kiyotaka has just enrolled at Tokyo Koudo Ikusei Senior High School, where it's said that 100% of students go on to college or find employment. But he ends up in Class 1-D, which is full of all the school's problem children. What's more, every month, the school awards students points with a cash value of 100,000 yen, and the classes employ a laissez-faire policy in which talking, sleeping, and even sabotage are permitted during class. But among all the students who lead such self-indulgent lives, there is one who disagrees with it all and chooses to remain solitary, avoiding contact with others: the beautiful Horikita Suzune. She has figured out that, even though the school gives students huge amounts of money, it also offers many means of "assistance for students with no money." One month later, Ayanokouji, Horikita, and the students of Class D learn the truth of the system in place within their school...
Seiji Kishi (Assassination Classroom, Persona 4: The Animation, Yuki Yuna Is a Hero) and Hiroyuki Hashimoto (Magical Girl Raising Project, both seasons of Is the order a rabbit?) are directing the series at studio Lerche. Aoi Akashiro (Fuuka, KonoSuba – God's blessing on this wonderful world!!) is handling the series composition, and Kazuaki Morita (Tsukigakirei, Danganronpa The Animation, Assassination Classroom) is designing the characters.
Thanks to Sterling Getchell for the news tip.