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Aniplex of America Announces Your Lie in April English Dub Cast and Product Release Details

© Naoshi Arakawa,Kodansha/Your lie in April Committee

Fan Favorite Romantic Drama Series Coming to Blu-ray Starting this March

SANTA MONICA, CA (January 15, 2016) –Fans rejoiced as Aniplex of America announced today at their industry panel at OTAKON Vegas their plans to release the touching drama series Your lie in April (Japanese title: Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso) on Blu-ray starting this March. The 22 episode anime series adaptation of the award-winning manga originally serialized by Kodansha will be released in 2 Blu-ray sets. Volume 1 is scheduled to be available on March 29th and Volume 2 on May 31st of this year. Pre-orders for both SKUs will begin next Monday (January 18th) on the official Your lie in April U.S. website (www.YourlieinApril.com).

Aniplex of America has also unveiled the English dub trailer confirming their cast members for the English version of the show. Under the direction of Patrick Seitz, the four main protagonists will be played by Max Mittelman (ALDNOAH.ZERO, Sword Art Online II) as Kousei Arima, Erica Lindbeck (ALDNOAH.ZERO, Sword Art Online II) as Kaori Miyazono, Erica Mendez (KILL la KILL, MAGI, Sword Art Online II) as Tsubaki Sawabe, and Kyle McCarley (DURARARA!!×2, Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works]) as Ryota Watari.

Your lie in April is the anime adaptation of the manga series by Naoshi Arakawa originally serialized in Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Magazine that won the 37th Kodansha Manga Award. Since its simulcast began in October of 2014, the anime series has taken the fan community by storm. Fans were captivated by the touching story of Kousei Arima and his struggle to overcome his trauma that stopped him from playing the piano after his mother's passing. The story focuses on the youthful drama and romance surrounding Kousei, the eccentric violinist Kaori Miyazono and their close friends.

Aniplex of America's announcement of the English dub project being greenlit was received extremely well by fans in the summer of 2015 and their Open Audition project with Bang Zoom! Entertainment was a great success at Anime Expo® 2015. Sawako Furuya, the producer of the English version of Your lie in April is looking forward to the long-awaited release. “We know that so many fans have been very supportive of this show and anxiously waiting for the English dub,” said Furuya, “We had an amazing team of actors and staff pouring their heart and soul into this project so I am very excited to finally be able to show them this masterpiece.” The English trailer is also available on the official website.

Your lie in April Blu-ray Volume 1 features:

BD Features
  • Spoken Languages: Japanese and English
  • Subtitles: English and Spanish
  • Episodes: 1-11
  • Number of Discs: 3 Blu-ray Discs
  • Total Run Time: Approx. 250 min.
  • Rating: 13UP

Bonus Contents
  • Textless Opening
  • Textless Ending
  • Audio Commentary (Ep. 1)

Bonus Materials and Special Package
  • Original Soundtrack CD Vol. 1 by Masaru Yokoyama (Music Composer)
  • Collectable Postcards
  • Box Illustrated by Naoshi Arakawa (Original Creator)
  • BD Case Cover Illustration by Yukiko Aikei (Character Designer)
*Bonus contents subject to change.

Product number and UPC bar code

Your lie in April Blu-ray Volume 2 features:

BD Features
  • Spoken Languages: Japanese and English
  • Subtitles: English and Spanish
  • Episodes: 12-22
  • Number of Discs: 3 Blu-ray Discs
  • Total Run Time: Approx. 250 min.
  • Rating: 13UP

Bonus Contents
  • Textless Opening
  • Textless Ending
  • Audio Commentary (Ep. 22)
  • Bloopers

Bonus Materials and Special Package
  • Original Soundtrack CD Vol. 2 by Masaru Yokoyama (Music Composer)
  • Collectable Postcards
  • Box Illustrated by Naoshi Arakawa (Original Creator)
  • BD Case Cover Illustration by Yukiko Aikei (Character Designer)
*Bonus contents subject to change.

Product number and UPC bar code

For more details on Your lie in April, please visit the official homepage: www.YourlieinApril.com

STAFF:
Original Story: Naoshi Arakawa
Serialized in ""Monthly Shonen Magazine"" (Kodansha)"
Director: Kyohei Ishiguro
Series Composition & Screenplay: Takao Yoshioka
Character Design: Yukiko Aikei
Prop Design: Akira Takata
Art Setting: Yoshinori Shiozawa
Art Director: Hisayo Usui
Color Design: Kazuko Nakajima
3D Director: Ryuta Ono (Graphinica)
Director of Photography: Yoshihiro Sekiya
Editing: Akinori Mishima
Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa
Music: Masaru Yokoyama
Animation Production: A-1 Pictures
Production: Your lie in April Committee

English Voice Director / ADR Script Writer: Patrick Seitz

CAST (Japanese/English):
Kousei Arima: Natsuki Hanae / Max Mittelman
Kaori Miyazono: Risa Taneda / Erica Lindbeck
Tsubaki Sawabe: Ayane Sakura / Erica Mendez
Ryota Watari: Ryota Ousaka / Kyle McCarley
Emi Igawa: Saori Hayami / Erika Harlacher
Takeshi Aiza: Yuki Kaji / Erik Kimerer
Nagi Aiza: Ai Kayano / Stephanie Sheh
Nao Kashiwagi: Shizuka Ishigami / Julie Ann Taylor
Saito: Kazuyuki Okitsu / Robbie Daymond
Saki Arima: Mamiko Noto / Wendee Lee
Hiroko Seto: Mie Sonozaki / Carrie Keranen
Koharu Seto: Inori Minase / Cristina Vee

About Aniplex of America Inc.
Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and a leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite Blu-ray and DVD releases including Sword Art Online, KILL la KILL, Bakemonogatari, Fate/Zero, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Blue Exorcist, NISEKOI, OREIMO 2, Magi: The Kingdom of Magic, Expelled From Paradise, The irregular at magic high school, ALDNOAH.ZERO, Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works] and DURARARA!!×2. The company's ever-growing line-up of shows includes our most recent titles ERASED, Sword Art Online II, The Asterisk War, OWARIMONOGATARI, Your lie in April, Charlotte, Classroom Crisis, WAGNARIA!!3 and GOD EATER.

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