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B: The Beginning Anime Reveals Trailer, March 2 Worldwide Debut

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins

Production I.G announced on Thursday that its B: The Beginning anime will debut simultaneously worldwide on Netflix on March 2. The company also began streaming a trailer for the show on Thursday.

The video reveals the show's Japanese voice cast: (Note: not all name spellings are official)

  • Hiroaki Hirata as Keith / Kazama / Dr. Flick
  • Yuuki Kaji as Koku
  • Asami Seto as Lily Hoshino
  • Hiroki Touchi as Eric / Toga
  • Minoru Inaba as Boris / Meyer
  • Ami Koshimizu as Kaela Yoshinaga
  • Toshiyuki Toyonaga as Brian / Brandon
  • Shintarō Tanaka as Mario
  • Atsushi Goto as Jean / Henry / Richard
  • Toshiyuki Morikawa as Gilbert / Ross
  • Kaito Ishikawa as Minatsuki

The show's English dub cast includes:

  • Ray Chase as Keith / Dr. Flick
  • Kyle McCarley as Koku
  • Doug Stone as Boris
  • Faye Mata as Lily
  • Johnny Yong Bosch as Minatsuki
  • Xander Mobus as Laica / Henry
  • Allegra Clark as Kaela
  • Brianna Knickerbocker as Yuna
  • Patrick Seitz as Mario
  • Jalen K. Cassell as Eric
  • Erica Mendez as Young Koku
  • Cristina Vee as Young Yuna / Erika / Kukuri / Takeru
  • Keith Osterberg as Jean
  • Ezra Weisz as Abbot
  • Khoi Dao as Brandon
  • Todd Haberkorn as Quinn / Jonathan
  • Derek Stephen Prince as Julian
  • Ben Diskin as Kamui
  • Marianne Miller as Izanami / Lily's Mom
  • Sean Chiplock as Red
  • Edward Bosco as Blue / Richard
  • Keith Silverstein as Yellow
  • Jake Eberle as Lily's Father
  • Joe Zieja as Lily's Brother

Kazuto Nakazawa (Kill Bill's animated segment, Moondrive, Parasite Dolls) and Production I.G are listed as the original creators. Nakazawa and Yoshiki Yamakawa (Little Busters!) are directing the series, and Nakazawa is also designing the characters and serving as key animation supervisor. Katsuya Ishida is writing the screenplay. Yoshihiro Ike (Rage of Bahamut: Genesis, Tiger & Bunny) is composing the music.

The show's theme song "The Perfect World" is a collaboration between Marty Friedman (song-arrange-guitar), Man With A Mission's Jean-Ken Johnny (vocals), KenKen (bass), and Koji Fujimoto (arrange-programming).

Netflix first unveiled the 12-episode series under the title Perfect Bones, but later changed the title to B: The Beginning. Each episode will be about 23 minutes long. Netflix describes the story:

In a world powered by advanced technology, crime and action unfold in the archipelagic nation of Cremona. Koku, the protagonist. Keith, the legendary investigator of the royal police force RIS. A mysterious criminal organization. A wide variety of characters race through the fortified city as it is beset by the serial killer, Killer B, and a chain of crimes in this suspense drama by director Kazuto Nakazawa and Production I.G.

Earlier plot descriptions for the series describe a future where scientists are aiming to create "perfect humans" to achieve world peace, but the new humans they create are kidnapped by an evil organization.

Source: MoCa News

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