News Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Anime's English Dub Casts Veronica Taylor, Ben Diskin
posted on 2017-10-28 22:16 EDT by Justin Piselli
FUNimation Entertainment announced two English dub cast members for the Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress anime at its Kumoricon panel on Saturday. The cast includes:
- Veronica Taylor as Ayame
- Ben Diskin as Takumi
Funimation plans to release the series on a bilingual Blu-Ray Disc/DVD combo pack on January 16. The company will offer both regular and limited editions.
The television anime aired from April-July 2016. The series streamed on Amazon Prime Video with English subtitles as it aired in Japan.
The "steampunk survival action" story takes place on the island country Hinomoto, where humans hide themselves in fortresses called stations against the threat of zombie-like beings with steel hearts known as "Kabane." Only armored locomotives known as "Hayajiro" go between the stations.
The anime reunited director Tetsuro Araki and Wit Studio, the team responsible for Attack on Titan. Code Geass creator Ichiro Okouchi wrote the scripts. Haruhiko Mikimoto (Macross 7, Gunbuster) designed the original characters, and Hiroyuki Sawano (Attack on Titan, Aldnoah.Zero) composed the music.
The series has also received two compilation films that premiered on December 31 and January 7 in Japan. The two films covered the anime's first season with some new and enhanced scenes. Crunchyroll screened the films in North American theaters in April.
A new Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress anime has been green-lit and is slated for 2018.