Funimation have just announced the English dub casts for their long awaited release of Strike Witches The Movie and their anticipated broadcast dub of Tales of Zestiria The X.
Funimation announced via their blog the English dub cast for Strike Witches The Movie, who are split into the new cast members:
Fuso Imperial Army
|Shizuka Hattori||Cristina Valenzuela||Fuso|
Karlsland Air Force 1st Night Fighter Wing
|Heidemarie W. Schnaufer||Bryn Appril||Karlsland|
502nd Joint Fighter Wing
|Nikka Edvardine Katajainen||Krystal LaPorte||Suomus|
|Aleksandra I. Pokryshkin||Monica Rial||Orussia|
506th Joint Fighter Wing
|Rosalie de Hemricourt de Grunne||Allison Viktorn||Belgica/Britannia|
|Heinrike Prinzessin zu Sayn-Wittgenstein||Rachael Robinson||Karlsland|
Isle of Wight Detachment Group
|Amelie Planchard||Sarah Weidenheft||Gallia|
And the returning cast members:
|Yoshika Miyafuji||Cherami Leigh|
|Mio Sakamoto||Kira Vincent-Davis|
|Minna-Dietlinde Wilcke||Anastasia Munoz|
|Lynette “Lynne” Bishop||Kate Bristol|
|Perrine H. Clostermann||Jād Saxton|
|Erica Hartmann||Luci Christian|
|Gertrud Barkhorn||Stephanie Sheh|
|Francesca Lucchini||Trina Nishimura|
|Charlotte “Shirley” E. Yeager||Jamie Marchi|
|Eila Ilmatar Juutilainen||Caitlin Glass|
|Sanya V. Litvyak||Jennifer Forrester|
|Martina Crespi||Alexis Tipton|
|Luciana Mazzei||Jasime Mendigo|
|Fernandia Malvezzi||Maxey Whitehead|
The film follows Yoshika Miyafuji who, having lost her witch powers during the Strike Witches’ last assignment, has been studying to become a doctor. Shizuka Hattori, one of her cadets in the Imperial Fuso Navy, then arrives to deliver the message that Yoshika is to be transferred to study abroad in Europe where new trouble is brewing.
The film will be released on October 4, 2016 on DVD/Blu-ray in America.
Funimation then announced in the following blog post the English cast of Tales of Zestiria The X, who, under the direction of Tyler Walker and Christian LaMonte, are:
|Christine Marie Cabanos||Symonne|
Much like the English dub of the original video game of Tales of Zestiria, the majority of this cast are reprising their roles. The only odd ones out being Philip Lamont, T. Axelrod and Austin Tindle with Lamont replacing Michael Johnston from the video game as Mikleo while Axelrod and Tindle take over the roles of Bartlow and Lunarre, whose original actors were left uncredited in the game.
Based on the highly popular JRPG, Tales of Zestiria follows Sorey, a human boy who grew up among the seraphim, spiritual beings not visible to humans. Sorey believes in the folklore that says “long ago, every human was able to see the seraphim” and dreams of unraveling the ancient mystery to make the world a place where people and seraphim can live together in peace.
Eventually he and his seraphim friend Mikleo find themselves embroiled in an adventure after encountering the knight Alisha and finding the world under attack from monsters known as Hellions caused by an individual known as the “Lord of Calamity”. All while Sorey finds himself becoming a Shepherd, people who interact with the Seraphim that possess great power.
The broadcast dub’s first episode of Tales of Zestiria premieres online on August 3, 2016 as part of Funimation’s new DubbleTalk lineup.
So what do you make of these two pieces of news? Are you excited to see both casts reprise their roles? Do you think the cast of Tales of Zestiria coming back will give some hope for Danganronpa’s cast reprising their roles for Danganronpa 3? Or are you just happy that the Strike Witches Movie is finally being released after a long 4 year wait? Let us know in the comments.