Bucchigiri?! Original Anime English Dub Cast Revealed, Premieres January 27
On Friday, Crunchyroll revealed its plans to initiate the streaming of the English dub of the original anime titled Bucchigiri?! directed by Hiroko Utsumi and produced by MAPPA. The streaming will commence on Saturday.
The following individuals make-up the ensemble for the English dub:
- Alex Mai will voice Arajin
- Chris Guerrero will lend his voice to Senya
- Ricco Fajardo will sound as Matakara
- Lindsay Seidel will take on Mahoro’s character
- Daniel Van Thomas will narrate for Zabu
- James Marler will dub for Komao
The leadership for the dub falls under the purview of Lee George, the director. Zach Bolton, the producer, will work under him. The honor for adaptation goes to Dallas Reid. Overseeing the mixing is William Dewell and Ian Emerson holds the responsibility for engineering tasks.
The anime first saw its launch in Japan on January 13. Crunchyroll has promised to stream the anime as and when it gets aired.
The plotline of this anime, described as a fusion of “yankee x Arabian Nights”, revolves around the main characters, Arajin Tomoshibi, and his old pal Matakara Asamine. Their reunion kicks-off a chain of face-offs with powerful adversaries.
In their other roles, Utsumi also becomes responsible for the original story along with being the director. He has worked in these capacities with others like series script supervisor and scriptwriter Taku Kishimoto, and production companies MAPPA and TOHO. Takahiro Kagami relishes the role of character designer and shares the crown of chief animation directors with Hiroyuki Saita and Kiminori Itō. Music composition credit goes to Michiru Oshima, while Hiromi Kikuta looks after sound direction.
In the past, the collaboration between Utsumi and MAPPA led to the creation of the Banana Fish anime. Besides, Utsumi has been the director for other anime series like Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club, Free! Eternal Summer, and the first two seasons of the original anime Sk8 the Infinity.