The Listeners anime got underway back on April 4th, 2020 as part of the spring season with Funimation having picked it up for simulcast and a simuldub. While there are no start dates yet for the simuldub side thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, work is afoot on setting up who will be in it. Funimation has revealed that the dub will be directed by Cris George based on the scripts by Jarrod Greene. The English cast includes:
- Echo Rec – Justin Briner (My Hero Academia, Toilet-bound Hanako-kun)
- μ – Bryn Apprill (Date A Live, High School DxD)
- Jimi – Lee George (Free!: Dive to the Future, My Hero Academia)
- Swell – Morgan Lauré (Death Parade, Stars Align)
- McGee – Mark Stoddard (Dragon Ball Super, Tokyo Ghoul)
- Ein – Mikaela Krantz (Darling in the FranXX, Dr. STONE)
Check out our review of the first episode.
The project has Hiroaki Ando directing it based on the scripts overseen by Dai Sato. Shinpei Kamada is adapting the character designs with MAPPA handling the animation production. The project came together under the auspices of JIN and Dai Sato along with Taichi Hashimoto.
The Japanese cast includes Ayumu Murase as Ekowo Rekku, Rie Takahashi as Myū, Rie Kugimiya as Niru, Kana Hanzawa as Rozu, Junichi Suwabe as Denka, Yūto Uemura as Richie, Taku Yashiro as Ride, Reina Ueda as Janice, Banjou Ginga as Robert, Hiro Shimono as Hall, Atsuko Tanaka as Kim, Youko Honna as Wendy, Yukana as Lisa, Shigeru Chiba as Leo Marshall, Sayaka Ohara as Ein Neubauten, Yōko Hikasa as Stür Neubauten, Tomoyo Kurosawa as Zende Neubauten, Rina Satou as Sueru Rekku, and Chō as McGee.
The series features the opening theme song “Into the Blue’s” by ACCAMER.
Plot Concept: The “great adolescent symphony” is set in a world where nothing called “music” exists. A boy meets Myū, a mysterious girl with an empty audio input jack on her body. When she is plugged into an amp, something that will change the world is set in motion …. “Thus begins a journey of sound that will never be forgotten.”