Aniplex of America has just released the English dub trailer and cast of ERASED, ahead of the anime’s English premiere at Anime Expo 2016 on July 1st. Likewise, a certain voice actor has confirmed that Digimon Adventure Tri is receiving an English dub.
ERASED, also known as Boku Dake ga Inai Machi (The Town Where Only I am Missing) follows Satoru Fujinuma, a man who somehow possesses the ability to send himself back in time moments before a life-threatening incident, allowing him to prevent it from happening. A power he calls a ‘Revival’. When his mother is murdered while investigating a murder case from 18 years ago, Satoru’s ability suddenly sends him back those eighteen years to when he was still in elementary school, giving him the opportunity to prevent the kidnapping incident that took the lives of three of his classmates.
- Ben Diskin: Satoru Fujinuma
- Michelle Ruff: Young Satoru
- Stephanie Sheh: Kayo Hinazuki
- Sara Cravens: Sachiko Fujinuma
- Cherami Leigh: Airi Katagiri
- Max Mittelman: Jun (Yuuki) Shiratori
- David Collins: Gaku Yashiro
- Christine Marie Cabanos: Hiromi Sugita
- Erica Mendez: Kenya Kobayashi
- Ryan Bartley: Osamu
- Bobby Thong: Kazu
- Mela Lee: Misato
- Carrie Keranen: Akemi Hinazuki
Watch the English dub trailer here:
On the subject of Digimon Adventure Tri, English voice actor Jeff Nimoy (best known as Nicholas D. Wolfwood in Trigun) confirmed on his Tumblr blog that he would be reprising his role as Tentomon for the film series, adding that he wouldn’t be directing or writing the dub, as he had done with several of the original Digimon shows including Adventure 01 and 02. He also confirmed that the dub is being recorded at Studiopolis.
Following this news, Toei Animation and film distribution company Eleven Arts announced that the first Digimon Adventure Tri film, Chapter 1: Reunion would be screened in English in U.S. theatres. They will hold a special one-night screening in more than 300 U.S. theaters on September 15, to be followed by a national theatrical release in major cities at a later date.
The 6 part film series, that celebrates the franchise’s 15th anniversary, follows the DigiDestined of the first Adventure series, now teenagers in high school dealing with their own respective personal lives and problems as a new threat looms involving many dangerous Digimon and the gate to the Digital World being closed.
No further details on the dub are known right now, such as the remaining cast and crew. Though with this news being so close to Anime Expo 2016, I would not be surprised if there’s a big announcement taking place there. As well, Tai’s English voice actor Joshua Seth has gone on record in saying that he would be happy to reprise his role if asked so we may be seeing something from him very soon.
So what do you think of both announcements? Are you looking forward to these two dubs? What do you think of ERASED’s cast? Are you hoping that the entire original cast of Digimon returns? Let us know in the comments.