'This Boy' Franchise's Drama CD Project Gets English Release with Subtitles, Dub
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Kuma Holdings announced through a video on Thursday that it will release This Boy Will Be Called a Villain (Kono Danshi, Akunin to Yobaremasu.), a drama CD that serves as the third installment in Soubi Yamamoto and CoMix Wave Films' This Boy (Kono Danshi) franchise.
Kuma Holdings is streaming a preview of the English dub for the drama CD. The English-dubbed version and a Japanese version with English subtitles will both be included as a bonus on Kuma Holdings' Blu-ray Disc release of "The Kono Danshi Collection, Part 1." The drama CD release will also include "a brand new visual-novel-style video accompaniment, made exclusively for the North American release."
The English dub cast for the This Boy Will Be Called a Villain drama CD includes:
- Amanda Lee as Akane Shinonome
- J. Michael Tatum as Boss
- Scott Frerichs as Seven
- Brandon McInnis as K
- Ricco Fajardo as Justice
- Brendan Blaber as Yukihiro Sera
- Lindsay Seidel as Mari
- Jad Saxton as Keiko
- Dawn M. Bennett as Haruka
- David Wald as Policeman
Marissa Lenti is the voice director and script writer for the dub.
Yamamoto and CoMix Wave Films released the drama CD in 2013.
Kuma Holdings announced in July that it has licensed the This Boy is a Professional Wizard (Kono Danshi, Mahō ga Oshigoto Desu.) and This Boy Suffers from Crystallization (Kono Danshi, Sekika ni Nayandemasu) anime. The company has released both anime digitally.
As a 21-year-old, Yamamoto made her scriptwriting and directorial debut in 2011 with the first 28-minute Kono Danshi anime, Kono Danshi, Uchū-jin to Tatakaemasu. (This Boy Can Fight Aliens!). Her followup, Kono Danshi, Ningyo Hiroimashita. (This Boy Caught a Merman), was released in 2012. Sentai Filmworks licensed and released both anime in North America.