Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2199 Anime's English Dub Cast Revealed

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Dub premieres via streaming on Wednesday

Funimation Entertainment announced the cast for its English dub of the Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2199 anime project on Tuesday. The cast, under ADR director Jerry Jewell, assistant ADR director Anthony Bowling, ADR engineer William Dewell, and scriptwriter Jared Hedges, includes:

  • Chris Wehkamp as Susumu Kodai
  • Ricco Fajardo as Daisuke Shima
  • Brian Mathis as Okita
  • Mallorie Rodak as Mori

Episode 1:

  • Apphia Yu as Jiro
  • Kenny Green as Dr. Sado
  • Felecia Angelle as Harada
  • Bill Jenkins as Hijikata
  • Jeremy Inman as Hirata
  • Mike McFarland as Kato
  • Z. Charles Bolton as Mamoru Kodai
  • Stephen Fu as Nanbu
  • Phil Parsons as Sanada
  • Doug Jackson as Serizawa
  • Bradley Campbell as Todo
  • R Bruce Elliott as Tokugawa
  • Ben Phillips as Yabu
  • Kent Williams as Yamanami

Funimation will begin streaming the dub on Wednesday.

With Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2199, director Yutaka Izubuchi (RahXephon) remade the classic 1974 space opera anime Space Battleship Yamato. The series first premiered in Japan as a series of seven movies shown theatrically in Japan from 2012 to 2013, each containing four episodes' worth of runtime (except for the first movie, which only shows the first and second episodes). It began airing on Japanese television in April 2013. Voyager Entertainment released the series on English-subtitled DVD and Blu-ray Discs.

A compilation film of the series opened in Japan opened in October 2014 with the title Uchū Senkan Yamato 2199: Tsuioku no Kōkai (Space Battleship Yamato 2199: Voyage of Remembrance), and a new film that continues the story opened in Japan in December 2014 with the title Uchū Senkan Yamato 2199: Hoshi-Meguru Hakobune (Space Battleship Yamato 2199: Star-Voyaging Ark). A new seven-part theatrical anime sequel project titled Uchū Senkan Yamato 2202: Ai no Senshi-tachi began with the first part in February, and the fourth part will debut in Japan on January 27.

The original Space Battleship Yamato anime was adapted for American television in 1979 as Star Blazers.

Thanks to Kenno20081 and jlaking for the news tips

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