Aniplex of America, Crunchyroll Reveal Kiznaiver Anime’s English Dub Cast, Home Video Release Plans
Crunchyroll and Aniplex of America announced on Tuesday that they will release the Kiznaiver series on home video later this year. The companies also revealed the show’s English dub cast.
The English dub cast stars:
- Rylan Strachan as Katsuhira Agata
- Natasha Strickey as Noriko Sonozaki
- Caitlynne Medrek as Chidori Takashiro:
- Lucas Gilbertson as Hajime Tenga
- Scott Roberts as Tsugihito Yuta
- Lori Bachynski as Honoka Maki
- Katrina Salisbury as Nico Niyama
- Hans Wackershauser as Yoshiharu Hisomu
- Michael Adamthwaite as Kazunao Yamada
- Jennifer Cameron as Mutsumi Urushibara
Karl Willems directed the dub, and Mark Macdonald wrote the script. Crunchyroll produced the dub in association with Ocean Media Inc.
Aniplex of America and Crunchyroll will release the 12-episode series on a two-disc Blu-ray Disc set on December 26. The set will include textless opening and ending videos, collectable cards illustrated by original character designer Shirow Miwa, a box illustration also by Miwa, and a Blu-ray Disc case illustration by character designer Mai Yoneyama. The set has a suggested retail price of US$149.98 with a retail price of US$119.48.
Aniplex of America describes the series:
The story is set in Sugomori-city, built in a reclaimed land, which was once prosperous as a futuristic city. Katsuhira Agata, a high school boy who is living in the city, has a strange body which can feel no pain at all and he doesn’t know why. Before summer vacation, by the guidance of a mysterious girl named Noriko Sonozaki, he is chosen as a member of “Kiznaiver,” a group of people who share pain. Then he finds his classmates who are also connected as “Kiznaiver,” however, they originally belong to different groups that never got along.
Sonozaki says, “This is an experiment to guide the world filled with wars to peace.” Following her words, they have to face various trials.
One summer story of boys and girls who have to share each other’s wounds begins.
The anime originally premiered in April 2016, and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired.