Funimation Reveals Jūni Taisen: Zodiac War Anime's English Dub Cast
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Funimation revealed on Tuesday the English dub cast for its simuldub of the television anime of the Jūni Taisen: Zodiac War light novel series. The dub premieres on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. EDT. The cast, under ADR director Vic Mignogna, lead ADR engineer Rickey Watkins, scriptwriters Alex Munis and Joel Bergen, and mixing engineer Neal Malley, include:
- Mark Stoddard as Duo
- Ian Sinclair as Eiji (Ox)
- Jad Saxton as Kiyoko
- Chuck Huber as Michio (Dog)
- Caitlin Glass as Misaki (Monkey)
- Clifford Chapin as Naga (Dragon)
- Monica Rial as Ryoka (Rooster)
- Kenny Green as Sumi (Ram)
- Stephanie Young as Toshiko (Boar)
- Daman Mills as Tsugi (Rat)
- Jerry Jewell as Usagi (Rabbit)
- Randy E. Aguebor as Yoshimi (Horse)
The anime premiered in Japan on October 3.
Crunchyroll is also simulcasting this adaptation of writer Nisioisin (Monogatari Series, Medaka Box) and illustrator Hikaru Nakamura's (Saint Young Men, Arakawa Under the Bridge) light novel Jūni Taisen: Zodiac Warriors.
Naoto Hosoda (The Devil is a Part-Timer!, Shuffle!) is directing the series at Graphinica (Chain Chronicle: The Light of Haecceitas, Expelled from Paradise). Sadayuki Murai (Knights of Sidonia, Natsume's Book of Friends seasons 3-5) is handling the series composition, Chikashi Kadekaru (Scar-red Rider XechS, Hōkago Mania Club) is designing the characters, and Gō Shiina (Kyousougiga, God Eater) is composing the music at Avex Pictures.
Nisioisin and Nakamura published the novel in May 2015. In the "greatest battle royale novel ever," 12 warriors who are burdened with the names of the 12 Chinese Zodiac members fight with each other's lives and pride at stake, all to grant just one wish. Viz Media will release the novel in hardcover format in October.
NisiOisin and Nakamura previously collaborated on the one-shot manga "Dōshitemo Kanaetai Tatta Hitotsu no Negai to Wari to Sōdemonai 99 no Negai" (The only wish I want granted by all means is comparable to 99 wishes) in Shueisha's Young Jump magazine in January 2015. The stories of the one shot and Jūni Taisen are connected.
A manga adaptation by Akira Akatsuki (Medaka Box, Luger Code 1951) launched on Shueisha's Shōnen Jump+ app and website on September 23. Viz Media is publishing the manga for free on its website.
Thanks to Gemnist for the news tip