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Crunchyroll Debuts Tower of God Anime's English Dub on May 13

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

Crunchyroll announced on Wednesday that it will produce an English dub for the television anime adaptation of Korean creator SIU's Tower of God manhwa. Crunchyroll noted that it had already produced "about half" of the dub for the anime in-studio before shifting to a remote workflow for the dub. The dub will debut on May 13, with new dubbed episodes every Wednesday.

The dub's cast includes:

The series debuted on Crunchyroll on April 1, and premiered in Japan on April 2 at 12:30 a.m. The show will have 13 episodes.

Takashi Sano (Sengoku Basara: End of Judgement, Transformers: Energon) is directing the anime at Telecom Animation Film (Lupin the Third: Part 5, We Rent Tsukumogami, Orange). Hirokazu Hanai (Dances with the Dragons, Chain Chronicle: The Light of Haecceitas) is the assistant director. Erika Yoshida (Trickster, Namu Amida Butsu! -Rendai Utena-) is in charge of series composition. Masashi Kudo (Bleach, Hayate the Combat Butler) and Miho Tanino are designing the characters. Kevin Penkin (Made in Abyss, The Rising of The Shield Hero) is composing the music.

Korean all-male band Stray Kids are performing the opening theme song "TOP-Japanese ver.-."

Sola Entertainment is providing production management for the series. Rialto Entertainment, Aniplex's wholly owned subsidiary, is producing the anime.

The Crunchyroll and WEBTOON production is part of the Crunchyroll Originals slate. Crunchyroll describes the anime:

The upcoming Crunchyroll Original series centers on the journey of a young man as he battles his way through the mysterious Tower, building friendships, discovering the rules that govern this tower, and facing unimaginable terrors, as he strives to find the only friend he's ever known.

SIU launched the manhwa on NAVER WEBTOON in 2010. WEBTOONS launched the manhwa in English in July 2014.

Source: Press release


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