Exclusive: B: The Beginning Anime’s English Dub Cast Revealed
Production I.G. USA announced the English dub cast for the upcoming B: The Beginning anime anime on Friday. The cast is as follows:
- Ray Chase as Keith / Dr. Flick
- Kyle McCarley as Koku
- John Demita as Gilbert / Puzo
- Doug Stone as Boris
- Faye Mata as Lily
- Johnny Yong Bosch as Minatsuki
- Xander Mobus as Laica / Henry
- Allegra Clark as Kaela
- Brianna Knickerbocker as Yuna
- Patrick Seitz as Mario
- Jalen K. Cassell as Eric
- Erica Mendez as Young Koku
- Cristina Vee as Young Yuna / Erika / Kukuri / Takeru
- John Snyder as Jean
- Ezra Weisz as Abbot
- Khoi Dao as Brandon
- Todd Haberkorn as Quinn / Jonathan
- Steve Prince as Julian
- Ben Diskin Kamui
- Marianne Miller as Izanami / Lily’s Mom
- Sean Chiplock as Red
- Edward Bosco as Blue / Richard
- Keith Silverstein as Yellow
- Jake Eberle as Lily’s Father
- Joe Zieja as Lily’s Brother
The anime will premiere on Netflix in spring 2018. When it revealed the anime, Netflix announced that it planned to release all episodes simultaneously worldwide.
Kazuto Nakazawa (Kill Bill‘s animated segment, Moondrive, Parasite Dolls) and Production I.G are listed as the original creators. Nakazawa and Yoshiki Yamakawa (Little Busters!) are directing the series, and Nakazawa is also designing the characters and serving as key animation supervisor. Katsuya Ishida is writing the screenplay. Yoshihiro Ike (Rage of Bahamut Genesis, Tiger & Bunny) is composing the music.
The show’s theme song “The Perfect World” is a collaboration between Marty Friedman (song-arrange-guitar), KenKen (bass), and K?ji Fujimoto (arrange-programming).
Netflix first unveiled the 12-episode series under the title Perfect Bones, but changed the title on its preview page. Netflix describes the story:
In a world powered by advanced technology, crime and action unfold in the archipelagic nation of Cremona. Koku, the protagonist. Keith, the legendary investigator of the royal police force RIS. A mysterious criminal organization. A wide variety of characters race through the fortified city as it is beset by the serial killer, Killer B, and a chain of crimes in this suspense drama by director Kazuto Nakazawa and Production I.G
Earlier plot descriptions for the series describe a future where scientists are aiming to create “perfect humans” to achieve world peace, but the new humans they create are kidnapped by an evil organization.