Funimation Reveals The Heike Story Anime’s English Dub Solid
Funimation revealed the English dub solid on Tuesday for The Heike Story, Naoko Yamada and Science SARU‘s tv anime of Hideo Furukawa‘s Heike Monogatari novel. The solid — underneath ADR Director Mike McFarland, ADR Engineer Jose Sandoval, and ADR mixer William Dewel — contains:
- Xanthe Huynh as Biwa
- John Gremillion as Shigemori
- Suzie Yeung as Tokuko
- Frank Todaro as Kiyomori
- Garrett Schenck as Go-Shirakawa
- Anjali Kunapaneni as Sukemori
- Randy Pearlman as Tokitada
- Douglas Gill as Koremori
Funimation will debut the primary dubbed episode on Wednesday.
The anime started streaming on Fuji TV‘s FOD service in Japan on September 15, and overseas by means of Funimation and bilibili. The anime may also premiere on Fuji TV‘s +Extremely programming block in January 2022.
Furukawa’s novel renders the basic Japanese epic The Story of the Heike in fashionable language, and the anime is the primary tv anime adaptation of the novel. The unique epic tells the story of the rise and fall of the Taira clan throughout the Genpei Battle. The anime facilities on the attitude of Biwa, a blind touring minstrel. Biwa meets Taira no Shigemori, inheritor to his clan, and bearing a supernatural sight that may understand ghosts. She then proclaims to him a prophecy of his clan’s downfall.
Naoko Yamada, a veteran director on a number of Kyoto Animation works, is directing the anime as her first directorial work after leaving Kyoto Animation, with frequent collaborators Reiko Yoshida as scriptwriter and kensuke ushio as music composer. Fumiko Takano is drafting the unique character ideas, whereas Takashi Kojima (Flip Flappers, Experience Your Wave) is adapting these character designs for animation. Tomotaka Kubo (Deho Gallery) is in command of artwork path, and Ken Hashimoto is the colour key artist. Shotaro Imai is the in-between animation director. Kazuto Izumita is the compositing director of images, whereas Kiyoshi Hirose is enhancing. Eriko Kimura is the audio director with Hiromune Kurahashi (Otonarium) in command of sound results. Yoshihiko Sata is credited for historic supervision, and biwa participant Yukihiro Gotō is credited for overseeing the portrayal of the biwa taking part in.
The choice rock band hitsujibungaku is performing the opening theme tune “Hikaru Toki” (When the Mild Shines), whereas agraph feat. ANI (Scha Dara Parr) is performing the ending theme tune “unified perspective.”
Yamada, Yoshida, and ushio have labored collectively earlier than in A Silent Voice and Liz and the Blue Fowl anime movies at Kyoto Animation. Yamada and Yoshida particularly have been long-time collaborators earlier than these movies at Kyoto Animation, engaged on such anime as Ok-ON!, Tamako Market, and Tamako Love Story.
Supply: Funimation (Nicholas Friedman)