This past Saturday, Funimation announced the English dub-cast for the extremely popular action-comedy anime series Noragami. Funimation plans on releasing Noragami on DVD and blu-ray July 7th. The cast for the anime itself, is just as stellar as the Japanese voice-cast and features one of my favorite voice actors (Jason Liebrecht) in the lead role.
The English dub-cast for Noragami (The ADR Director being Mike McFarland with Bonnie Clinkenbeard being in charge of the script) includes:
Jason Liebrecht (Eden of the East, Black Cat) as Yato
Micah Solusod (A Certain Magical Index, Soul Eater) as Yukine
Bryn Apprill (Date A Live, Attack on Titan) as Hiyori
Alexis Tipton (Shiki, Haganai) as Kofuku
Elizabeth Maxwell (Nobunagun, Attack on Titan) as Bishamon
Mike McFarland (Tokyo Ghoul, Sankarea) as Rabo
Lauren Landa (Attack on Titan, Madoka Magica) as Nora
Ian Sinclair (Space Dandy, Karneval) as Daikoku
Eric Vale (Fruits Basket, Hetalia) as Kazuma
For those who are unaware of this gem of a series, Noragami tells the story of Yato, Yukine and Hiyori. Yato is a minuscule poverty god who relies on odd jobs in order to get money. His partner, who also happens to be his divine weapon, quits her job for bigger and better things. Yato is now left scrambling for a new divine weapon and attempting to become a more well-known god. Thus Yato's path crosses with Hiyori and Yukine, changing his life (and their's) forever. Noragami was one of the best anime series of 2014. It's charming, funny, emotional, well animated and contains three highly lovable protagonists.
Funimation streamed a dub trailer that gave viewers a sample of what the dub sounds like and I must say it sounds perfect. Liebrecht, who has voiced pretty serious characters such as Hei from Darker Than Black, provides the right amount of humor and heart while voicing Yato. Apprill as Hiyori is just sensational and I simply can't wait to watch the dub in full. I'm wracking my brain for a compliant yet the only compliant I can come up with is how far off Noragami's release date is. July can't come soon enough!
Check out the trailer below and let us know what your thoughts are on Noragami's dub-cast!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOjCKI2RXoM&h=500