Anime Limited picked p the first season of B: The Beginning and back in 2018 and they’re now planning the ultimate edition release for it – and they’re bringing US fans along for the ride. The show is being slotted for a release where this ultimate edition will include the complete first season, the original soundtrack CD, a 160-page art book, and a set of A4 art prints for it.
The release will be made available through Right Stuf and is being targeted for an October 2020 debut.
Check out our review of the series.
The series is directed by Kazuto Nakazawa, who has worked in key animation, character design and served as an episode director on a number of shows, though mostly in terms of opening sequences. He also directed the Parasite Dolls OVA series and did character design on Samurai Champloo while directing a few episodes.
The Japanese cast includes Asami Seto as Lily Hoshina, Hiroaki Hirata as Keith Kazama Flick, Yuuki Kaji as Koku, Ami Koshimizu as Kaela Yoshinaga, Atsushi Goto as Jean Henry Richard, Hiroki Touchi as Eric Toga, Kaito Ishikawa as Minatsuki, Minoru Inaba as Boris Meier, Shintarō Tanaka as Mario, Toshiyuki Morikawa as Gilbert Ross, and Toshiyuki Toyonaga as Brian Brandon.
The English language cast includes Ray Chase as Keith / Dr. Flick, Kyle McCarley as Koku, John Demita as Gilbert / Puzo, Doug Stone as Boris, Faye Mata as Lily, Johnny Yong Bosch as Minatsuki, Xander Mobus as Laica / Henry, Allegra Clark as Kaela, Brianna Knickerbocker as Yuna, Patrick Seitz as Mario, Jalen K. Cassell as Eric, Erica Mendez as Young Koku, Cristina Vee as Young Yuna / Erika / Kukuri / Takeru, John Snyder as Jean, Ezra Weisz as Abbot, Khoi Dao as Brandon, Todd Haberkorn as Quinn / Jonathan, Steve Prince as Julian, Ben Diskin Kamui, Marianne Miller as Izanami / Lily’s Mom, Sean Chiplock as Red, Edward Bosco as Blue / Richard, Keith Silverstein as Yellow, Jake Eberle as Lily’s Father, and Joe Zieja as Lily’s Brother.
Plot Concept: The 12-episode series is set in the future where scientists have tried to breed the “perfect human” in hopes of keeping peace in the universe. After nearly achieving their goal through three children, the scientists send their “new humans” for further training where they are kidnapped by an evil organization set on using their powers to implement their own concept of a new world order.