Funimation got their simuldub underway yesterday for the Basilisk: The Ouka Ninja Scrolls anime series and they’ve put out the dub cast for it. The series has Tyler Walker as the ADR director with Tyson Rinehart handling the scripts for it. The English cast as announced for the first episode includes:
- Steve Powell as Gei’in
- Jerry Jewell as Gorone
- Morgan Berry as Hachirou
- Brittany Lauda as Hachisu
- Jill Harris as Hibiki
- David Wald as Kasou
- Dave Trosko as Kazuma
- Morgan Garrett as Namenba
- Jeannie Tirado as Rui
- Marti Etheridge as Saizou
- Ryan Reynolds as Shichgen
- Michelle Rojas as Shikibu
- Matt Shipman as Tadanaga
- Ian Mead Moore as Tenshin
- Jad Saxton as Utsusu
- Alexis Tipton as the narrator
The show was directed by Junji Nishimura based on the series composition by Shinsuke Oonishi. Takao Maki is handling the character designs and serving as the chief animation director with Seven Arcs Pictures producing the animation.
The Japanese cast includes Tasuku Hatanaka as Hachirō Kōga, Inori Minase as Hibiki Iga, Takuya Kirimoto as Kazuma Kusanagi, Ryū Yamaguchi as Kasō Himonji, Cho as Geiin Shichito, Shōhei Tō as Tenjin Yusa, Kosuke Sakaki as Kareha Shogyō, Chafurin as Hōetsu Tsuta, Yuji Murai as Itsuma Irootoroe, Tooru Sakurai as Shūgetsu Suiren, Katsuhiro Tokuishi as Saizou Ishi, Fukushi Ochiai as Shikibu Koura, Mitsuhiro Ichiki as Shichigen Higurashi, Shinichiro Miki as Gorone Negoro, Saori Hayami as Hachisu, Reina Ueda as Rui, Ayane Sakura as Utsutsu, Kaori Nazuka as Namenba, Toshiyuki Toyonaga as Tsuibamu Kujaku, Hiroshi Tsuchida as Magoroku Rinne, Umeji Sasaki as Chiou Neiri, Yui Horie as Itaru Yasha, and Takaya Hashi as Joujin.
Funimation previously released the anime over the years while Del Rey Manga initially brought out the manga before Kodansha Comics took it over and released it all digitally.
Plot Concept: The battle for succession that continued for three generations of shogun in the Keichou era culminated in a gruesome battle of ninja arts between the Kouga and Iga clans. Amidst a rain of flower petals, a man and woman who had decided to live for love were separated once again, beautiful in their transience.
However, it is said that by the hand of Hattori Hanzo’s adopted son, Kyouhachirou, these two flower petals, whether temporarily or permanently, were given life again and left two mementos behind. These children, born with a destiny of their own, were called Kouga Hachirou and Iga Hibiki. The former had eyes like his father’s, and the latter had eyes like her mother’s.
It is now the Kan’ei era, and the land is at peace. As ninjas begin to disappear into the shadows after being deemed unnecessary, The Kouga and Iga clans ask a favor of Hachirou and Hibiki in hopes of reinforcing their foundations.