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Aniplex USA Reveals English Dub Cast for March comes in like a lion Anime

posted on 2017-10-01 02:00 EDT
Company also announces license of 2nd season, release of 2 Durarara!! import CD sets

Aniplex of America announced the English dub cast for the first season of the March comes in like a lion anime series at its industry panel at Anime Weekend Atlanta on Saturday.

The company also announced it has licensed the upcoming second season of the anime. The second season will stream on Crunchyroll starting on October 14.

The English dub cast for the first season stars:

  • Khoi Dao as Rei Kiriyama
  • Laura Post as Akari Kawamoto
  • Kayli Mills as Hinata Kawamoto
  • Xanthe Huynh as Momo Kawamoto
  • Zach Aguilar as Harunobu Nikaidou
  • Lauren Landa as Kyouko Kouda
  • Chris Hackney as Yuusuke Takahashi
  • Robbie Daymond as Tatsuyuki "Smith" Misumi
  • Doug Erholtz as Issa Matsumoto
  • Cam Clarke as Masachika Kouda
  • Keith Silverstein as Takashi Hayashida

Wendee Lee directed and adapted two of the English dub episodes.

Aniplex of America will release the first season in two Blu-ray Disc box sets with an English dub and subtitles. The first set will include episodes 1-11, and will ship on December 19. The release will include a textless opening and ending, a trailer and commercial, the "Meow Shogi" song, the "Moving Meow Shogi" special, a booklet, a box, and a package illustrated by Nobuhiro Sugiyama.

The second Blu-ray Disc set will include episodes 12-22, and will ship on April 10. The release will include a textless opening and ending, nine "Moving Meow Shogi" specials, the second season announcement video, a booklet, a box, and a package illustrated by Nobuhiro Sugiyama.

The box sets each retail for US$159.98 with a store price of US$129.98.

The story of March comes in like a lion follows Rei, a solitary player of shōgi (a Japanese board game related to Western chess), and his relationships with a neighboring family. He becomes acquainted with Akari, and two young girls, Hinata and Momo, who also have have a large number of cats.

The first March comes in like a lion television anime series premiered on NHK in Japan in October 2016 and had 22 episodes. Crunchyroll and Daisuki streamed the anime. The show's second season will premiere in Japan on October 14, and will also have 22 episodes.

Chika Umino's original manga also inspired two live-action films starring Ryunosuke Kamiki in the lead role, with Keishi Ōtomo as the director. The films opened in Japan on March 18 and April 22.

Aniplex of America also announced at the panel on Saturday that it will release imports of two Durarara!! CD sets: DRRRWRAPPING!! DRRR!! BEST CD & DVD Combo and DRRR!! The Greatest Hits - Sweet Strange Memories. The first CD set has two CDs with 10 tracks of some of the opening and ending songs from both Durarara!! and Durarara!!×2. The second CD set features two CDs with the soundtracks from Durarara!! and Durarara!!×2 by Makoto Yoshimori. Both CD sets will ship on October 10.


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