Funimation Reveals English Dub Cast for By the Grace of the Gods Anime
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Funimation revealed the English dub cast on Saturday for the anime of author Roy and illustrator Ririnra's By the Grace of the Gods (Kami-tachi ni Hirowareta Otoko) light novel series. The English dub will start streaming on Sunday.
The cast includes:
- Emily Neves as Ryoma Takebayashi
- R. Bruce Elliott as Gain
- Marissa Lenti as Lulutia
- Ciarán Strange as Kufo
- Suzie Yeung as Eliaria Jamil
- Anthony Bowling as Reinhart Jamil
- Caitlin Glass as Elise Jamil
- Kent Williams as REINBACH Jamil
- Chris Rager as Ryoma Takebayashi (Adult)
- Francis Henry as Sebas
- Jeremy Inman as Hughes
- Jarrod Greene as Zeph
- Stephen Fu as Camil
- Ricco Fajardo as Jill
- CJ Critt as Araune
- Natalie Hoover as Lilian
The English dub staff includes:
- ADR Director: Jad Saxton
- Assistant ADR Director: Tyson Rinehart
- Lead ADR Engineer: Rickey Watkins
- ADR Scriptwriter: Jessica Sluys
- ADR Script Supervisor: Tyler Walker
- ADR Prep: Brandon Peters
- Mix Engineer: William Dewell
The anime premiered in Japan on October 4, and Funimation started streaming the anime with subtitles on the same day. Funimation is co-producing the anime. Funimation premiered the anime's first episode during its FunimationCon virtual event on July 3.
Takeyuki Yanase (In Another World With My Smartphone, If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord) is directing the anime at Maho Film (If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord), and Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (Black Clover, Dropkick on My Devil!) is the story editor and screenwriter. Kaho Deguchi (If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord, Cutie Honey Universe) is designing the characters and serving as chief animation director, with Ririnra credited with the original character designs. Hiroaki Tsutsumi is composing the music at Lantis. The anime's main voice actress Azusa Tadokoro is performing the opening theme song "Yasashii Sekai" (Kind World), while MindaRyn, a popular YouTuber known for posting her cover versions of anime songs, is performing the ending theme song "Blue Rose knows" as her debut single.
Under the protection of the gods, a relaxed life with slimes in another world begins!
One day, the life of middle-aged Japanese businessman Ryoma Takebayashi came to a rather sudden and disappointing end. Ryoma had never had a blessed life, but after his death, three great gods sought his cooperation and reincarnated him as a child in another world with swords and magic!
Receiving a most cordial and divine welcome from the gods, Ryoma decides to live leisurely on his own in the forest for the time being. Working diligently at magic and hunting, Ryoma's greatest passion comes to be researching his tamed slimes?! Training a variety of slimes (some newly discovered), the curtain rises on this easygoing life fantasy celebrating a second life with kind people in another world!
Roy began serializing the story on the "Shōsetsuka ni Narō" (Let's Become Novelists) website in 2014, before ending it and launching a new version of the story in 2015. The newer serialization is ongoing.