Funimation Streams Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid S Anime's English Dub on Wednesday
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Funimation announced on Tuesday that it will stream the English dub of the Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid S anime, beginning with the first episode on Wednesday. The English dub cast, under ADR Director Kyle Phillips, ADR engineer Alyssa Dumas, and mix engineer Neal Malley, include:
- Sarah Wiedenheft as Tohru
- Leah Clark as Miss Kobayashi
- Kristi Rothrock as Ilulu
- Jad Saxton as Kanna
- Jamie Marchi as Lucoa
- Rachel Glass as Elma
- Macy Anne Johnson as Shouta
- Garret Storms as Fafnir
- Felecia Angelle as Georgie
- Sara Ragsdale as Riko
- Jeff Johnson as Takiya
The anime premiered on July 7. Crunchyroll is streaming the anime worldwide outside of Asia. A series of short anime titled Mini Dora began streaming on Kyoto Animation's YouTube channel on April 7. The anime will get a special "Volume S" on Blu-ray Disc and DVD that will include an unaired episode titled "Nippon no Omotenashi (Attend wa Dragon Desu)" (Japanese Hospitality (My Attendant Is a Dragon)). Volume S will ship on January 19, 2022.
The returning cast includes:
- Mutsumi Tamura as Kobayashi
- Yūki Kuwahara as Tohru
- Tomomi Mineuchi as Ilulu
- Maria Naganawa as Kanna
- Yūki Takada as Elma
- Minami Takahashi as Lucoa
- Daisuke Ono as Fafnir
- Yūichi Nakamura as Makoto Takiya
- Emiri Katō as Riko Saikawa
- Yuko Goto as Georgie
- Kaori Ishihara as Shōta Magatsuchi
- Hiro Shimono as Taketo Aida
Tatsuya Ishihara (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Sound! Euphonium) is directing the anime's second season. The late Yasuhiro Takemoto (Amagi Brilliant Park, The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya, Hyōka, Lucky Star), who directed the anime's first season, is credited as the series director. Yuka Yamada (Neo Angelique Abyss, Samurai Warriors, Umi Monogatari) is returning to oversee the series' scripts, and Miku Kadowaki (Amagi Brilliant Park, Beyond the Boundary) is returning to design the characters. Nobuaki Maruki (Amagi Brilliant Park) is returning as the chief animation director.
Shōko Ochiai (Tsurune) is the art director, replacing the late Mikiko Watanabe. Norihiro Tomiita (A Silent Voice) is returning as the 3D director, and Joji Unoguchi (Violet Evergarden: The Movie) is returning as the 3D artist. Hiroki Ueda is the compositing director of photography. Azumi Hata (Free! -Take Your Marks-) is the color key artist. Yota Tsuruoka is returning to direct the sound, and Masumi Itou is returning to compose the music at Lantis.
Kyoto Animation is returning to produce the anime. The "S" in the show's second season title stands for "Super Supreme Second life Starts."
Coolkyoushinja began the ongoing Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid manga in the inaugural issue of Monthly Action magazine in May 2013. Seven Seas Entertainment is releasing the manga in English. The manga has also inspired several spinoff series.
The series inspired an anime adaptation that premiered in Japan in January 2017. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan, and Funimation streamed an English dub. Funimation released the anime on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in April 2020.