Funimation Streams Mix Baseball Anime, Reveals Dub Cast
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Funimation announced on Friday that it is streaming the television anime adaptation of Mitsuru Adachi's Mix baseball manga as it airs in Japan on its FunimationNow streaming service. The company began streaming a Japanese-language simulcast with English subtitles, as well as a same-day English-language dub, on Saturday at 7:00 a.m. EDT. The anime is streaming in the following territories: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zeaand, and Australia.
Funimation revealed the English voice cast:
- Josh Bangle as Daisuke (Nikaidо̄)
- Emily Fajardo as Dog 1A (Punch)
- Bryan Massey as Eisuke
- Alejandro Saab as Ichiban (Natsuno)
- Kyle Phillips as Koma
- Mike McFarland as Kuroyanagi
- Mallorie Rodak as Mayumi
- Dawn M. Bennett as Narrator 1A
- Dani Chambers as Otomi
- Dani Chambers as Otomi (young)
- Clifford Chapin as Sо̄ichirо̄
- Clifford Chapin as Sо̄ichirо̄ (young)
- Dallas Reid as Tadashi (Imakawa)
- Howard Wang as Tо̄ma
- Howard Wang as Tо̄ma (young)
- Kate Bristol as Yoshiko
Anthony Bowling is serving as the ADR director, Ryan Urbanovsky is the ADR engineer, Jeramey Kraatz is the ADR script supervisor, Matt Shipman is the ADR script writer, and Neal Malley is serving as the mix engineer.
The manga's story is set in Meisei Academy about 30 years after the events in Adachi's Touch manga. The story centers on two step brothers who are aiming to compete in the national Kōshien baseball tournament.
Odahiro Watanabe (Soul Buster, Tokyo Ghoul:re) is directing the anime at OLM. Atsuhiro Tomioka (Ace Attorney both seasons, Inazuma Eleven, Pokémon XY & Z) is overseeing the series scripts, and scriptwriters include Tatsuto Higuchi, Kenichi Yamada, Yoshifumi Fukushima, and Chinatsu Houjou. Takao Maki (Basilisk: The Ouka Ninja Scrolls, Laughing Under the Clouds) is designing the characters, and Norihito Sumitomo (Dragon Ball Super, Dragon Ball Z Kai) is composing the music. sumika will perform the opening theme song "Equal," and Little Glee Monster will perform the ending song "Kimi ni Todoku Made."
Adachi launched the manga series in Shogakukan's Monthly Shonen Sunday magazine in 2012, and the 14th compiled book volume shipped on February 12. The series has more than 7.5 million copies in print (including digital sales).