Now that wish has been answered.
Today, news came from Izumicon via a post on Mania.com's AoD board and later ANN, that Clannad After Story and the Clannad movie will be getting an English dub! David Williams will return to ADR directing to co-direct with Janice Williams! There will even be an exchange program like there was for Clannad, meaning once again English dub and sub lovers can live together in peace and harmony!
Well, okay, that's probably wishful thinking since there's always someone who has to spoil our fun with unnecessary fan hate but right now, I'm giddy with joy! I feel like Scrooge when he found out the spirits did it all in one night! By taking this course of action, Sentai Filmworks will please a hell of a lot of anime fans and prove once again that the anti-moe fanatics that attack all Key productions can't do much against the consumer might of dedicated pro-anime fans!
Remember, though the battle may be a long and difficult one, in the final battle good always triumphs over evil. Fan love will, in the end, prove victorious over fan hate! So take a moment my readers and congratulate yourselves on being part of why these English dubs and more are happening. You told them what you wanted, you bought what you could to show them your support and now English dub fans are getting a little encouragement!
Further, Section23 licensed Needless, a series that from what I've read will become a personal favorite. (Crazy sci-fi action mixed with wacky hi-jinks and lolicon themes? Dudes, you know I'm there!)
Of course, that was a sub-only announcement, right? I mean, they usually are right?
Wait, hold on, let me double-check that news article from ANN. . . .
Ooh snap, Needless is getting an English dub too! (Okay, I didn't really need to check, I already knew. Did you?)
Truth be told, I barely even pay attention to license announcements that don't come from Funimation any more since most of them are sub-only but lately, the fragments of ADV have gotten my attention! Now, if they can just get into an all-dub-all-the-time mode of business, we'll be in full on miracle of anime time.
As long as I get what I want, I'm quite satisfied to be proven relatively wrong about the future of the fragments. (Though I think I'm being proven right about the need for English dubs!)
Speaking of Funi. . . have you been waiting for the English dub cast to be announced for Rosario Vampire or it's second season, Rosario Vampire Capu 2? Have you perhaps felt a sense of faint hope that the series might get the art box treatment? Are you pondering what I'm pondering?
I'll assume you want to know so here's a cast list for Rosario!
Moka: Alexis Tipton
Tsukune: Todd Haberkorn
Kurumu: Brina Palencia
Yukari: Monica Rial
Mizore: Tia Ballard
The Bat: Jerry Jewell
ADR Director: Jason Grundy (No relation to Solomon.)
If you don't believe me, go to Funi's blog and check it for yourself! Oh and some additional details:
Rosario + VampireSo we've got another sweet art box and booklet coming our way like the one for Sacred Blacksmith. (Ooh, will there be another centerfold? Dang Funi, how about one of these for season 2 of Strike Witches!)
Available on DVD Spring 2011
•Art booklet (subject to change)
•Contains episodes 1-13
Rosario + Vampire – CAPU2
Available on DVD Spring 2011
Well, that's a lot of awesome English dub news from the big Funi wolf and the rising starfish of Section23/Sentai Filmworks! I love it when good news happens! Lately, it seems like a lot of good things are happening. I got a fair bit of money recently thanks to a family member repaying the loan I gave them previously, several anime I'm interested in are getting English dubs and I'm feeling slightly confident about my law school finals. Guess I should end this blog on a happy note right here!
Oh, wait, I think I forgot something. . . .
Ahh! Stop the death glare! I apologize about that! Chrome Shelled Regios also got it's English cast announced by Funimation and it will also get the spiffy art box plus bonus item treatment!
Layfon: Todd HaberkornAnd some additional info via blog post:
Nina: Brina Palencia
Felli: Monica Rial
Sharni: Eric Vale
ADR Director: Chris Cason
Available February 2011 featuring:Wow, today was a good day huh? I'm a tad bothered by the English cast repetition Funimation's got going but then again, their regular VAs are quite talented in my opinion so it's fine.
•Art Box – Holds Part One and Part Two (sold separately)
•Collectible Miniature Flag
•Contains episodes 1-12 on 2 discs.
I'm seriously looking forward to more Clannad goodness! Guess I'd better start carving some starfish. (By the way, if you haven't gotten the first season yet, now is the time!)
Honestly, I am so happy for this news! I kept my faith until the very end and triumphed! I'm happy pink!