Hot on the heels of the Prince of Stride: Alternative English broadcast dub announcement, FUNimation Entertainment has announced the broadcast English dub cast of one of Spring’s most anticipated anime series: Divine Gate. The first dubbed episode of Divine Gate premiered yesterday (Feb. 12) at 9:30 a.m. (ET).
The cast is being directed by Clifford Chapin (Yona of the Dawn), who also voices a character in the anime. Monica Rial (Prince of Stride: Alternative) is the lead writer and Dominique French (Tokyo Ghoul), Jeremy Woods (Prison School), and Nagaris Johnson (Dance with Devils) are the ADR engineers.
The cast for Divine Gate is:
Joel McDonald(Baccano!) as Akane
Chris Burnett(Hal) as Aoto
Alexis Tipton(Riddle Story of Devil) as Midori
Michael Tatum(Free! Eternal Summer) as Arthur
Clifford Chapin(Unbreakable Machine-Doll) as Ariton
Mikaela Krantz(Ultimate Otaku Teacher) as K
FUNimation describes the storyline of Divine Gate as:
“After the Divine Gate opened, our world and the worlds beyond became connected, bringing an era of chaos. To restore order, the World Council was formed and the Divine Gate fell into legend. Now, a select few have gathered to attempt to reach the Gate and remake the world. But what will they find when they open the door?”
Divine Gate premiered in Japan on January 8th and will have a total of 12 episodes. The anime is an adaptation of a Japanese smartphone game of the same name that was released in 2013 for iOS and Android devices.
Despite producing mixed reviews from viewers, Divine Gate has built a steady fan base in Japan. After the premiere of the first episode alone, pre-order sales sky-rocketed on Amazon Japan for Divine Gate’s volume 1 DVD release. The DVD pre-order ranked #1 in overall sales, whereas the Blu-ray ranked #2. Both have since dropped out of Amazon’s top-selling products, but the sales were enough to have the anime’s staff thank fans for their support via Twitter.
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