A.I.C.O. -Incarnation- Gets New English Dub on Netflix
posted on by Karen Ressler
Netflix has posted a new English dub for BONES' original anime series A.I.C.O. -Incarnation-. Malaysia-based company Iyuno Media Group was credited as the original dubbing studio, but Bang Zoom! Entertainment is credited with the redub. The new dub features an entirely new cast.
Netflix did not respond to ANN's request for comment and did not provide an announcement or explanation for the change. The original dub received largely negative reviews; ANN's Theron Martin described the dub as "substandard to a level not commonly seen in modern dubs."
Netflix first began streaming the anime in March. The streaming service describes the "bio science-fiction action" story:
In Japan in the year 2035, an accident known as the "Burst" occurs during a research project, spawning an out-of-control artificial life form called "Matter" that has spread throughout the Kūrobe Gorge. The research city that was once hailed as the hope for humanity is cordoned off by the government. Two years later, 15-year-old Aiko Tachibana, who lost her family in the Burst, learns something unbelievable from Yûya Kanzaki, a new student at her school. A secret is hidden within her body, and the answer to the puzzle lies at the "Primary Point" that was the center of the Burst. Aiko resolves to infiltrate the restricted area, escorted by a team of divers and with Yûya as her guide. When boy meets girl with the fate of humanity in their hands, what new truth will come to light?
Kazuya Murata (Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos) directed the science-fiction anime at the studio BONES (My Hero Academia, Eureka Seven). Yuuichi Nomura (Comet Lucifer) was in charge of the series scripts. Satoshi Ishino (Captain Earth, Date A Live, Excel Saga) adapted the original character designs by Hanaharu Naruko (Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet) for animation, and also served as chief animation director. Taro Iwashiro (Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, The Heroic Legend of Arslan) composed the music at Lantis.
Thanks to Jordan for the news tip.
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