Fans were beyond excited at FUNimation’s licensing announcement of Terror in Resonance, which was directed by the great Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Space Dandy). FUNimation set the release date for the regular and collector’s edition for January 16, yet they remained relatively mum about the English dub-cast; until now, that is. The English dub for this ground-breaking terrorism centered thriller includes the following voice-actors:
Aaron Dismuke (Deadman Wonderland) as Twelve
Christopher Bevins (Karneval) as Nine
Jad Saxton (Haganai) as Lisa
Jaime Marchi (Black Cat) as Five
Robert McCollum (Death Parade) as Shibazaki
Along with voicing a central character, Christopher Bevins also served as the anime’s ADR Director while Jamie Marchi wrote the script. Judging by the trailer, the English-dub is 100% bound to do the series justice; each of the previewed voices fit their characters quite well. This sleeper hit of an anime made a huge impression on fans last summer and was one of the standouts for 2014 for its sympathetic characters, an engaging and emotional storyline and last but not least, for its musical score which was done by the phenomenal Yoko Kanno, who has worked with Watanabe in the past.
FUNimation describes the plot of Terror in Resonance as the following:
“Legendary director Shinichiro Watanabe and famed composer Yoko Kanno are back with a suspense-filled intellectual thriller!
In an alternate version of the present, Tokyo has been decimated by a shocking terrorist attack, and the only hint to the identity of the culprit is a bizarre video uploaded to the internet. The police, baffled by this cryptic clue, are powerless to stop the paranoia spreading across the population.
While the world searches for a criminal mastermind to blame for this tragedy, two mysterious children – children who shouldn't even exist – masterfully carry out their heinous plan. Cursed to walk through this world with the names Nine and Twelve, the two combine to form “Sphinx,” a clandestine entity determine to wake the people from their slumber – and pull the trigger on this world.”
Terror in Resonance is essentially a must-see for everyone; it’s the perfect gate-way anime for those hesitant to watch animes in general and of course, fans of Watanabe will not be disappointed with this innovative series. Be warned though, this anime will devastate you and bring on a slew of feels. So grab several boxes of tissue, a friend, a cozy blanket and a shit-ton of chocolate when watching Terror in Resonance, which will be released on Blu-ray and DVD January 19!
Check out the trailer, previewing the English-dub down below!