Seraph of the End, which is one of this year's most anticipated animes, along with Blood Blockade Battlefront, was picked up last week by Funimation, as part of their 2015 Spring Simulcasts Season.
Today, Funimation went forward with Seraph’s dub-cast announcement and also gave us a sneak peak at what the dub sounds like. The clip was a brief 1 minute and 37 seconds, but I liked what I was hearing and I’m looking forward to watching a dubbed episode of Seraph in its entirety. The dub-cast of this highly anticipated anime, which will be under the direction of ADR Director Jerry Jewell (yay!) and assistant ADR Director Josh Grelle, is:
Micah Solusod (Soul Eater) as Yuichiro
Justin Briner (D-Frag!) as Mikaela
Chris Burnett (Shiki) as Yoichi
Dave Trosko (School Rumble) as Guren
Seth Magill (World Break) as Yamanaka
Felecia Angelle (Date A Live) as Shinoa
Eric Vale (Fruits Basket) as Lord Ferid
Seraph of the End’s broadcast dub will premiere tonight (Wednesday May 13, 2015) at 8:30 p.m. Eastern daylight time after Assassination Classroom as part of Funimation’s Dubble Talk streaming block and it will be followed by the premiere of Blood Blockade Battlefront. All three of these shows can currently be streamed on Funimation’s website with English-subtitles, and it is available on Hulu as well. Seraph’s manga series has been licensed by Viz Media and is currently on its 4th volume; volume 5 comes out on June 2nd.
Seraph of the End is set in a world where a deadly virus has killed everyone except children. These children are then taken prisoner by vampires and essentially used as blood-banks to feed said vampires. Among these children are our two protagonists Yuichiro and Mikaela, who have a very close bond that’s meant to be a major factor to Seraph’s storyline. Yuichiro is a hot-headed individual with one goal: become strong enough to annihilate all vampires; whereas Mikaela is calmer and more focused on Yuichiro’s safety. Will Yuichiro’s goal of vampire slaughter come to a halt when an unexpected event takes place? Seraph of the End is definitely one of this year’s best animes and I’m eagerly awaiting the release of Funimation’s dubbed episodes; I’ll definitely be binge watching it once it streams. Until then, I’ll stick to Hulu’s subbed version!
Seraph of the End will have a total of 24 episodes, which will be spilt up into two parts; the first half will air from April to June and the last half will air from October to December.
Check out the broadcast dub preview for Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign down below!
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