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Madman Acquires ‘Prince of Stride: Alternative’ Anime License

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Prince of Stide Alternative Header 2-11Witha North American release scheduled for April 25th, 2017 from Funimation, Madman Entertainment is getting on board with the Prince of Stride: Alternative series as well. The distributor has set another DVD-only release with this one for June 7th, 2017, though it’ll at least be a bilingual one. It’s expected that the extras will be the same and will include the clean opening and closing sequences.

The series was directed by Atsuko Ishizuka based on the overall series composition from Taku Kishimoto and character designs by Kokunen Ou.

The main English cast includes Austin Tindle as Riku Yagami, Natalie Hoover as Nana Sakurai, Ricco Fajardo as Takeru Fujiwara, Aaron Dismuke as Touya Natsunagi, Anthony Bowling as Tetsu Hachiya, Bryce Papenbrook as Yuri Himemiya, Chris Burnett as Hajime Izumino, Chris Guerrero as Hisato Harigaya, Chris Patton as Shiki Dozono and Christopher Bevins as Takeshi Eifuku.

The main Japanese cast includes Ryouhei Kimura as Riku Yagami, Nobuhiko Okamoto as Takeru Fujiwara, Kana Hanazawa as Nana Sakurai, Kensho Ono as Hozumi Kohinata, Daisuke Ono as Heath Hasekura, Hiro Shimono as Ayumu Kadowaki, Junichi Suwabe as Kyousuke Kuga, Ryotaro Okiayu as Yuujirou Dan, Mamoru Miyano as Reiji Suwa, Daisuke Hirakawa as Shizuma Mayuzumi, Takuya Eguchi as Bantarou Chiyomatsu, Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Tasuku Senoo, Yuuki Ono Asuma Mayuzumi and Toshiyuki Toyonaga asKaede Okumura.

Mihashi High School: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Kei Kamoda, Natsuki Hanae as Yu Kamoda, Kengo Kawanishi as Aoi Shima, Daiki Hamano as Hisato Harigaya, Taishi Murata as Takeshi Eifuku and Itaru Yamamoto as Nobuhiko Nagatsuka.

Ichijōkan High School: Daiki Yamashita as Yuri Himemiya, Kaito Ishikawa as Shiki Dozono, Yūsuke Kobayashi as Kaoru Shishibara, Hiromichi Tezuka as Kiyoto Washimi, Kengo Kawanishi as Arata Samejima and Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Tetsu Hachiya.

Kakyôin High School: Takahiro Sakurai as Tomoe Yagami, Tetsuya Kakihara as Amatsu Ida, Shouta Aoi as Toya Natsunagi, Ikuji Nose as Nampei Aoba, Ryota Ohsaka as Hajime Izumino and Natsuki Hanae as Ryo Izumino.

Plot concept: The series is about an extreme form of sport known as “Stride.” It involves 6 players on a team that runs relay races in towns. The story takes place at Honan Academy where first year high school students Takeru Fujiwara and Nana Sakurai try to recruit members for their “Stride” club. They request Riku Yagami to join with the help of Takeru and Nana. Their goal is to compete and win the “End of Summer,” a top competition hosted in Japan alongside other schools.

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