The summer 2018 anime series Mr. Tonegawa Middle Management Blues is getting its home video release handled by Sentai Filmworks in North America but the streaming side is from HIDIVE. With the home video release out and the show getting its dub streamed via HIDIVE, the folks at HIDIVE have put together a fun little bonus dubbing piece where you can see Marty Fleck put in a bit of work a really great and scenery-chewing role of Hyodo in this series. Wald’s been around for many years and has close to fifty series to hs name from Saint Seiya to UIshio & Tora as well as far back as Princess Tutu.
Check out our review of the series.
The show ran for a two-cour run of twenty-four episodes, Keiichiro Kawaguchi is directing it based on the series composition by Mitsutaka Hirota. Haruhito Takada is on board as the character designer and chief animation director.
Kyle Jones handled the ADR direction duties for the English dub and the cast includes David Harbold as Mr. Tonegawa, David Wald as Narrator, Marty Fleck as Hyodo, Andrew Love as Yamazaki, Ty Mahany as Kawasaki, Orlanders Jones as Hagio, John Gremillion as Ogino, Mike Haimoto as Nagata, Jack Ivy as Nakata, Alan Brincks as Saemon, Jay Hickman as Doshita, Mike Yager as Ebitani, John Swasey as Gonda, Rob Mungle as Kikuchi, Josh Morrison, Benjamin McLaughlin, Courtland Johnson, Michael Wronski, Kregg Dailey, Mark X. Laskowski, Elizabeth Bunch, Kregg Dailey, and Heidi Hinkel.
The Japanese cast includes Toshiyuki Morikawa as Yukio Tonegawa, Masato Hagiwara as Kaiji Itō, Wataru Hatano as Kenji Yamazaki, Nobunaga Shimazaki as Jirō Saemonsaburō, Taku Yashiro as Ebitani, Kōtarō Nishiyama as Toshimasa Kawasaki, Daiki Hamano as Nakata, Takuya Eguchi as Kōji Dōshita, Kengo Kawanishi as Junichi Hagio, Takaya Aoyagi as Kikuchi, Chiharu Sawashiro as Nagata, Rena Maeda as Saeko Nishiguchi, Masatane Tsukayama as Kazuta Hyōdō, Rikiya Koyama as Gonta, Akira Ishida as Keiichi Ogino, Takuma Terashima as Ataru Yaotome, Atsushi Miyauchi as Yoshihiro Kurosaki, Kenjirou Tsuda as Yuuji Endou, Daisuke Namikawa as Seiya Ichijou, Akio Ootsuka as Masayan, and Jai Kabiria as the narrator.
Gesu no Kiwami Otome performed opening theme song “Sassoku to Hashiru Tonegawa-kun.”
The property has three volumes out and is something that will definitely appeal to an underserved part of the overall anime market.
Plot Concept: Mr. Tonegawa and his subordinates are at the mercy of the cruel and unsympathetic CEO of their company. After the latest demand, Mr. Tonegawa and his team must now implement an ominous death game — and woe be to anyone when the boss gets bored!