Sound Cadence Studios Provides Dub for Funimation's Stream of Actors: Songs Connections Anime
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Funimation announced on Sunday that Sound Cadence Studios is producing the English dub for ACTORS: Songs Connection, the television anime based on EXIT TUNES' ACTORS CD project. The companies revealed the full dub cast and staff. Funimation began streaming the dub on Sunday in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.
The dub cast includes:
- Brandon McInnis as Saku
- Aaron Campbell as Sosuke
- Howard Wang as Uta
- Bryson Baugus as Hinata
- Blake Jackson as Chiguma
- Christopher Wehkamp as Chono
- Jad Saxton as Haruno
- Kyle Igneczi as Kai
- Ricco Fajardo as Keishi
- Daman Mills as Mike
- Justin Briner as Minori
- Reagan Murdock as Mitsuki
- Melissa Sternenberg as Nanako
- Caitlin Glass as Nozomi
- J. Michael Tatum as Odawara
- Steven Kelly as Ryo
- Alison Viktorin as Saku (young)
- Josh Bangle as Satsuma
- David Wald as Usuki
- Ben Phillips as Yosuke
Amber Lee Connors is the ADR director, and Alyssa Dumas and Howard Wang are the ADR engineers for the dub. Marissa Lenti is the ADR script writer, and Wang is the ADR script supervisor. Alex Mai is in charge of ADR preparation, and Matt Wittmeyer is the mix engineer.
Funimation is also streaming the series in Japanese with English subtitles as it airs in Japan. The company describes the anime:
A Vocaloid x voice ACTORS collaboration, featuring songs from EXIT TUNES. Within a sprawling academic metropolis lies an exclusive academy where students are encouraged to join clubs such as singing and archaeology to earn points for recognition. The most important of these is the big singing contest where all contestants have to sing in front of the entire school!
Osamu Yamasaki (Hakuōki series, Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East both seasons) is directing the anime. Yukio Nagasaki (Love Live! School idol project, Love Live! Sunshine!!, Land of the Lustrous) is the sound director, and Asako Nishida (Love Live! School idol project, Land of the Lustrous) is designing the characters based on Meka's original character designs. Drive is animating the series, and EXIT TUNES is producing the music. Hideakira Kimura, Tomotaka Ōsumi, and Hiroaki Tsutsumi are composing the music.
The Sakutasuke unit is performing the opening theme song "Titania." Sakutasuke and the archeology club and singing club groups, are performing separate versions of the ending theme song "Inazuma Shock."
The story of the franchise centers on the everyday lives of students and teachers at the Private Amaka Academy, a school established by the the large university town group Slive Central.