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Funimation Reveals ‘Aokana’ Anime Dub

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With Funimation set to handle the home video release for the Aokana series that Crunchyroll previously streamed, the distributor has now revealed the English language dub cast and production for the project. Set for a September 11th, 2018 DVD/BD combo release, Caitlin Glass is directing it with Niki Shults handling the scripts. The English cast includes:

  • Jill Harris as Asuka
  • Adam Gibbs as Masaya
  • Anastasia Munoz as Misaki
  • Natalie Hoover as Mashiro
  • Christopher Wehkamp as Shion
  • Madeleine Morris as Madoka
  • Felecia Angelle as Minori
  • Rachel Robinson as Aoi
  • Shawn Gann as Kazunari
  • Cristina Vee as Rika
  • Tia Ballard as Reiko
  • Alexis Tipton as Irina
  • Amanda Lee as Saki
  • Oscar Contreras as Hayato
  • Mikaela Krantz as Minamo
  • Marissa Lenti as Botan
  • Alex Moore as Arika
  • Amber Lee Connors as Mayu

The series was directed by Fumitoshi Oizaki based on sthe eries composition by Reiko Yoshida. It was animated by Gonzo with Mami Kawada singing the opening theme song, Contrail ~Kiseki~, while Ray performed the ending theme a-gain.

The cast includes Misato Fukuen as Asuka Kurashina, Azumi Asakura as Misaki Tobisawa, Nozomi Yamamoto as Mashiro Arisaka, Madoka Yonezawa as Rika Ichinose, Naomi Wakabayashi as Madoka Aoyagi, Kondou Takayuki as Shion Aoyagi, Risa Taneda as Reiko Satouin, Kazuyuki Okitsu as Kazunari Shindou, Ryota Osaka as Masaya Hinata, Yuko Gibu as Minori Hosaka and Megumi Ogata as Aoi Kagami.

The sprite/fairys side has had one anime adaptation before of note with Love, Election and Chocolate, which was licensed and released in North America by Sentai Filmworks.

Plot concept: The story is set in an archipelago of four islands far south of Japan or even the South Seas. It is all but a different world from modern Japan. From the discovery of anti-gravitons came the dream invention of anti-graviton shoes (“grash”) that let people fly the skies. They introduce people to a new realm by enabling flight with just one’s own body strength, without feathers or engines. This led to the rise of the sport of “Flying Circus” (dogfight race).

The protagonist who once hoped for a future in this sport suffered a setback due to an overwhelming defeat, and withdrew from the sport for this and some other reason. However, he met the transfer student Haruka Kurashina, and in teaching her to fly the skies, the old passion returned. He takes part in the Flying Circus again.

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