Crunchyroll Announces Spring 2021 English Dub Casts, Launch Dates

In April, Crunchyroll announced it would be dubbing a few of the most popular anime from the spring season into English, German, Portuguese, Spanish and French. Now, the streaming service has announced the main voice casts and release dates for its English dubs.

Popular anime 86 EIGHTY-SIX, Tokyo Revengers, To Your Eternity and I've Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years will receive entirely new dubs, while isekai series So I'm a Spider, So What? and fantasy-comedy Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun will continue their previous dubs.

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Tokyo Revengers' story of the reclusive, 26-year-old Takemichi Hanagaki's quest to go back in time and immerse himself within the brutal Tokyo Manji gang in order to prevent the murder of his middle school girlfriend has become a smash hit, with the recent anime adaptation inspiring a 670% increase in the original manga's sales. Its English dub will star A.J. Beckles, the voice of Shiki in Kemono Jihen, as protagonist Takemichi, Aleks Le (Demon Slayer, Rent-A-Girlfriend, Astral Chain) as Tokyo Manji gang leader "Mikey" and Sean Chiplock (Re:Zero, Noblesse, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild) as "Draken," Mikey's friend and second-in-command. The first episode of the dub will launch on May 29.

I've Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years is a lighthearted subversion of the typical isekai anime that follows the invincible witch Azusa's often thwarted attempts to live a peaceful, stress-free life. Skyler Davenport (Final Fantasy VII Remake, Final Fantasy Dissidia, Luck & Logic) will assume the role of Azusa, and Rachelle Heger (Little Witch Academia, Fire Emblem Heroes), Xanthe Huynh (Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Kuroko's Basketball, Persona 5), Lizzie Freeman (Rent-A-Girlfriend, Sword Art Online: Alicization, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind) and Suzie Yeung (Grisaia: Phantom Trigger The Animation, The Irregular at Magic High School: Visitor Arc) will play supporting characters Laika, Halkara, Falfa and Shalsha respectively. I've Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years's dub will also premier on May 29.

Perhaps the most critically acclaimed anime this spring season, To Your Eternity, tells the story of a mysterious alien being nicknamed Fushi, who possesses the ability to assume the form of any object or being on Earth. Newcomers Jacob Hopkins (The Amazing World of Gumball) and Cory Yee (SMITE) will voice Fushi and the ominous Beholder. The English dub for To Your Eternity will debut on May 31.

Yet another mecha series with music composed by legendary anime composer Hiroyuki Sawano, 86 EIGHTY-SIX has distinguished itself as a faithful adaptation of the award-winning light novels by the anonymous Asato Asato. The series depicts a futuristic war fought between the fictional Republic of San Mongolia and the Giadian Empire, in which soldiers have been replaced by drones and tanks piloted by a marginalized race of people known only as the "86." Billy Kametz (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, The Rising of the Shield Hero) has been cast as the 86 "Spearhead" squad leader Shinei Nouzen, and I've Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years's Suzie Yeung will play Major Vladilena Milizé, a 16 year old military prodigy in the Republic of San Mongolia. Jonah Scott (Beastars, The Legend of Heroes: Trials of Cold Steel III), Maureen Price (Sword Art Online: Alicization, Fire Emblem Heroes), Erica Mendez (Hunter x Hunter, KonoSuba), Casey Mongillo (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Mog Pyscho 100) and Alejandro Saab (Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Horimiya) will fill out the supporting cast as "Spearhead" squad members Raiden, Anju, Kurena, Theoto and Daiya respectively. Episode 1 of 86 EIGHTY-SIX's dub will premier on June 19.

While the release date for the English dub of So I'm a Spider, So What?'s next season has yet to be announced, the English dub for the second season of Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun will arrive on June 12. The second season will see Laura Stahl (Genshin Impact, The Promised Neverland) reprise her role as Iruma, and Billy Kametz and Kayli Mills (Re:Zero, Sword Art Online: Alicization) will also return as Asmodeus and Clara.

Source: Crunchyroll

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