The 2020 anime series Appare-Ranman! from PA Works has gotten a nice reveal as Funimation has announced their acquisition of the show. They plan to both simulcast it and bring out a dub and they’ve released a subtitled trailer for it now. The series is now set for an April 10th, 2020 debut on Tokyo MX and others.
The series is directed by Masakazu Hashimoto, who worked on the series composition and is responsible for the original story. Yurie Oohigashi is on board for the character designs with P.A . Works handling the animation production.
The Japanese cast includes:
- Natsuki Hanae as Appare Sorano
- Seiichirō Yamashita as Kosame Isshiki
- Aoi Yūki as Hototo
- Fumiko Orikasa as Sophia Taylor
- Sōma Saitō as Al Leon
- Sora Amamiya as Jin Xiaoleng
Plot Concept: Set in the late 19th century, APPARE-RANMAN! follows Sorano Appare and Isshiki Kosame, two Japanese characters that end up lost in America. Without any money to their names, this socially-awkward engineer and cowardly samurai a trans-America race, which will earn them enough prize money to get back home. Along the way, this buddy racing adventure has the two facing criminals, rivals and all the Wild West has to throw at them as they venture from one end of America to the other in a steam-powered car of their own making.