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HIDIVE Begins Streaming English Tanaka-kun is Always Listless Dub

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New dubbed episodes premiere every week, BD/DVD release slated for January 30

The HIDIVE streaming service began streaming the first episode from Sentai Filmworks' English dub for the Tanaka-kun is Always Listless anime on Monday. The service will premiere a new dubbed episode every week until the entire series is available by April 2.

The English dub cast, under director John Swasey and writer Marta Bechtol, is as follows:

  • Blake Shepard as Tanaka
  • Andrew Love as Ohta
  • Stephanie Wittels as Shiraishi
  • Monica Rial as Miyano
  • Scott Gibbs as Kato
  • Maggie Flecknoe as Ki-chan
  • Bryson Baugus as Shimura
  • Luci Christian as Echizen
  • Maggie Flecknoe as Kicchan
  • Tiffany Grant as Miyo
  • Brittany Karbowski as Rino
  • David Wald as Inokuma
  • Allison Sumrall as Saya
  • Emily Neves as Saienji

Sentai Filmworks will release the series on DVD, Blu-ray Disc, and a premium edition Blu-ray Disc/DVD combo pack on January 30. All releases will include the 12-episode series along with the seven bonus shorts that debuted on the Japanese home video releases. The premium edition will include the soundtrack, booklet, art cards, poster, sleep mask, and door hanger.

Sentai Filmworks describes the story:

Tanaka-kun can't help it. Put him someplace nice and warm, and he'll start nodding off, even in class or on the way to school. You would think that this would eat into Tanaka's social life, but, fortunately, our consciousness-challenged protagonist has a guardian angel in the form of his best friend Ota, a gentle giant who (literally) carries Tanaka from place to place. Then there's class-rep Shiraishi, who's convinced that Tanaka's unique perspective lets him see past her beautiful appearance; Miyano, their hyper pint-sized classmate who somehow becomes Tanaka's unwanted apprentice in listlessness; and Echizen, a self-proclaimed delinquent who's determined to fight him. As for Tanaka, being the center of attention is the last place he wants to be, but the world just won't leave him alone in TANAKA-KUN IS ALWAYS LISTLESS.

Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan in 2016.


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