Funimation Reveals Dropout Idol Fruit Tart Anime's English Dub Cast
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The staff at NYAV Post includes producer Michael Sinterniklaas, voice directors Laura Stahl and Stephanie Sheh (the latter also acting as cast director and script supervisor), script adaptation by Zoe Martin (also production assistant), spotting by Heather Gonzalez (also production supervisor), Recording engineers and audio editors Jordan Fox and Juliana Henao Mesa, mixing by Shaun Cromwell, and production assistance by Clark Cheng.
The cast includes:
- Kira Buckland as Ino
- Kayli Mills as Hemo
- Sarah Williams as Roko
- Laura Stahl as Nayu
- Xanthe Huynh as Nina
- Christina Kelly as Hoho
- Amanda Turen as Chiko
- Ryan Bartley as Riri
- Stephanie Sheh as Nua
- Brianna Knickerbocker as Rua
All 12 episodes will be available with the English dub on Monday.
The manga's story begins when first-year high school student Ino Sakura heads to Tokyo to pursue becoming an idol. She teams up with fellow Nezumi Dorm residents — unpopular former child actor Roko, musician Hayu, and model Nina — to form the new idol unit Fruit Tart. These dropout idols get back on their feet and enter the world of show business to prevent their dorm from being demolished.
Keiichiro Kawaguchi (ISLAND, Million Doll, Please tell me! Galko-chan) directed the series at feel. Kawaguchi was in charge of the series scripts with Tatsuya Takahashi (Katana Maidens: Toji no Miko, Ms. Koizumi loves ramen noodles). Sumie Kinoshita (Forest of Piano, Girlish Number) designed the characters.