At Otakon Vegas, Aniplex of America revealed the English dub-cast of the popular anime series Your Lie in April (Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso); the series originally premiered in Japan in October 2014, containing a total of 22 episodes, plus an OVA.
The ADR director of Your Lie in April is Patrick Seitz (Monster) and the English cast of the hit anime includes:
Max Mittelman (Zero) as Kousei Arima
Erica Lindbeck (Magi – The Kingdom of Magic) as Kaori Miyazono
Kyle McCarley (Zero) as Ryota Watari
Erica Mendez (Kill la Kill) as Tsubaki Sawabe
Erika Harlacher (Toradora!) as Emi Igawa
Erik Kimerer (Blood Lad) as Takeshi Aiza
Wendee Lee (Cowboy Bebop) as Saki Arima
Cristina Vee (K-ON) as Koharu Seto
Carrie Keranen (Berserk) as Hiroko Seto
Stephanie Sheh (Bleach) as Nagi Aiza
Julie Ann Taylor (Last Exile) as Nao Kashiwagi
Robbie Daymond (Sailor Moon) as Saito
Based on the trailer, which previews the English dub, the cast shown seems to fit their roles seamlessly – I have to give additional kudos to Erica Lindbeck, who sounds absolutely amazing as Kaori; her emotions and portrayal of Kaori are exactly what I was hoping for.
Aniplex plans on splitting Your Lie in April into two Blu-ray releases; the first will contain the first 11 episodes and will be out on March 29, whereas the second will contain episodes 12 through 22 with a planned release date of May 31st. Both Blu-ray sets will retail for $159.98.
Your Lie in April, the manga, has a total of 11 complied volumes and has been licensed for release by Kodansha Comics USA; the first 5 volumes have already been released, with the 6th volume hitting shelves February 23rd.
Kodansha describes the story of Your Lie in April as the following:
“Kosei Arima was a piano prodigy until his cruel taskmaster of a mother died suddenly, changing his life forever. Driven by his pain to abandon piano, Kosei now lives in a monotonous, colorless world. Having resigned himself to a bland life, he is surprised when he meets Kaori Miyazono, a violinist with an unorthodox style. Can she bring Kosei back to music, and back to life? ”
Check out the English dub trailer for Your Lie in April down below!