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Funimation Streams Hortensia Saga Anime's English Dub

posted on by Alex Mateo
All 12 dubbed episodes premiere on Saturday

Funimation announced on Friday that it will stream an English dub for the television anime adaptation of Sega's Hortensia Saga smartphone role-playing game. The company will premiere all 12 dubbed episodes on Saturday. The cast includes:

Michelle Rojas is producing and directing the English dub. Nazeeh Tarsha is providing additional voice direction. Donald Shults is in charge of sound supervision. Brian Castillo, Paul Cline, Travis Mullenix, and Jose Sandoval are the recording engineers. Sally Haden and Timothy Johnson are the production assistants.

The anime premiered in Japan on January 6. Funimation, AnimeLab, and Wakanim streamed the anime as it aired.

Yasuto Nishikata (Killing Bites, The Seven Deadly Sins the Movie: Prisoners of the Sky) directed the anime at LIDEN FILMS. Rintarou Ikeda (The Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath of the Gods, Magical Sempai) oversaw the series scripts, Takayuki Onoda (animation director for Granblue Fantasy the Animation, The Seven Deadly Sins) was the character designer, and ZENTA composed the music.

Rock band MY FIRST STORY (Arpeggio of Blue Steel - Ars Nova, Golden Kamuy) performed the opening theme song "Leader." Mafumafu performed the ending theme song "Yasō to Hakuchūmu" (Night Ideas and Daydreaming).

Sega launched the game for iOS and Android devices in April 2015. The player takes on the role of a young feudal lord who learns the hidden truth of the Kingdom of Hortensia through battles and encounters. The free-to-play game (with fees for certain in-game items) allows players to field up to five characters in a party comprising different classes with different abilities in battle. Combat consists of each party's characters standing in a 3x3 grid. Each class is able to attack and influence a different specific section of the grid.

Source: Funimation (Nicholas Friedman)

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