The currently airing fantasy mecha series Back Arrow will receive an English dub.
Funimation announced the voice cast for its English dub of the ongoing original anime Back Arrow. According to Funimation, The English dub will star Shannon McCormick (RWBY, Get Backers) as Back Arrow, Arnie Pantoja (KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!, One-Punch Man, Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas) as Bit Namital, Alexis Tipton (Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Date A Live, Fire Force, Tales of Zestiria the X) as Elisha Lean, Natalie Rose (Cardcaptor Sakura, Recovery of an MMO Junkie, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime) as Atlee Ariel and Brandon McInnis (My Hero Academia, Dr. Stone, SSSS.Gridman) as Shu Bi. Larry Brantley will serve as the series narrator.
Funimation also listed several other voice actors that will make up the supporting cast, including Kristen McGuire, Nazeeh Tarsha, Suzie Yeung, Amber Lee Connors, Meg McClain, Jarrod Greene, Kristi Rothrock, Aaron Roberts and Charlie Campbell. Voice actor Jeremy Inman (Fire Force, One Piece, Fairy Tail) will serve as ADR director for the English dub, with Jeremy Woods and Matt Shipman assuming the roles of ADR Engineer and ADR Scriptwriter respectively and Neal Malley on audio mixing.
The ongoing Back Arrow series premiered on Jan. 9 and Funimation has already started releasing the dubs for each episode. Currently, Episodes 1 and 2 have been dubbed and are available for streaming alongside the rest of Funimation's spring catalog.
An original anime from Studio VOLN (I Want to Eat Your Pancreas, Ushio and Tora), Back Arrow follows the story of its titular protagonist Back Arrow, a man with no memories except that he came from beyond the mystical and worshiped wall that protects the world of Lingalind. Back Arrow's unexpected arrival shatters the wall-dwellers' long-held belief that there is no world beyond the wall and his continued presence could mean the start of violent conflicts between the nations of Lingalind.
Back Arrow unites several well-known and critically praised talents within the anime industry. Current Back Arrow director Gorou Taniguchi has directed classic animes like Code Geass and all of its various spin-offs, Gun x Sword and Planetes. Joining him is Kazuki Nakashima, the writer behind Studio Trigger hits Kill la Kill, BNA: Brand New Animal, Promare and Gurren Lagann. In addition to the series composition, Nakashima is also credited with writing each Back Arrow episode. Macross' Hidetaka Tenjin is also involved behind the scenes, designing all of the mechas in the anime.