Saranzanmai Anime's English Dub Casts Alejandro Saab, Justin Briner, Ricco Fajardo
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Funimation revealed the English dub cast for Kunihiko Ikuhara's original television anime project Sarazanmai on Friday. The dub's staff includes ADR Director Tabitha Ray, lead ADR engineer Benjamin Tehrani, assistant ADR engineer Ryan Urbanovsky, and ADR script writer Clint Bickham.
The English dub cast includes:
- Alejandro Saab as Kazuki
- Justin Briner as Enta
- Ricco Fajardo as Toi
- Tyler Walker as Keppi
- Sarah Wiedenheft as Sara
- Kristen McGuire as Otone
- Alison Viktorin as Haruka
- Daman Mills as Mabu
- Ian Sinclair as Reo
- Linda Young as Grandma
- Jarrod Greene as Box
- Ryan Urbanovsky as Nekoyama
The simuldub will premiere on May 9 at 4:00 p.m. EDT, and it will be available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.
Crunchyroll is also streaming the series with English subtitles as it airs in Japan. Crunchyroll describes the story:
The setting is Asakusa. One day, second-years in middle school Kazuki Yasaka, Toi Kuji, and Enta Jinnai meet Keppi, a mysterious kappa-like creature, who steals their shirikodama and transforms them into kappas. "To return to your original forms," Keppi tells them, "you must fight the zombies and take the shirikodama from them." Can the boys connect with each other and steal the zombies' shirikodama?! At the same time, something is happening at the police box where Reo Niiboshi and Mabu Akutsu work. This is the story of three boys who can't connect with someone important to them, learning about what it truly means to do so.
Ikuhara is directing the series and, along with Teruko Utsumi, is overseeing the series scripts. Nobuyuki Takeuchi (Fireworks) is serving as chief director. Migi is providing the original character designs, and Kayoko Ishikawa is adapting the designs for animation and serving as chief animation director. Katsunori Shibata (Penguindrum) and Maimu Matsushima are credited with conceptual design. Ayaka Fujii (FLCL Alternative, Kill la Kill) is handling the background art with Studio Pablo and Yukari Hashimoto (Penguindrum, Yuri Kuma Arashi) is composing the music.
The studios MAPPA (Yuri!!! on Ice, In This Corner of the World, Rage of Bahamut Genesis) and Lapin Track (Yuri Kuma Arashi) are producing the series. "Ikunirappa" is credited with the original story; the original story of Ikuhara's earlier Yuri Kuma Arashi anime was similarly credited to "Ikunigomamonaka."