Friday, March 4, 2011

High School of the Dead Dub Cast Revealed!

As I'm sure you've all realized previously, I'm a bit pro-fanservice. Interestingly enough, I've actually been anti-zombie for a while after watching a particular zombie movie and discovering that there was a limit to the amount of gore a man can take in before he loses his taste for it. (The scene in question involved a lawnmower and quite a few zombies. Gooey ewwie.)

When I heard about High School of the Dead, I found myself at first not interested. Then I read a bit about it and started getting interested. Then I heard who the artist was and I just HAD to check it out. I was quite happy when Section23 decided to do an English dub for it. I've wondered for a while who would be cast.

Well, we've got the answer now!


Additional details claimed in this post on's AoD section, official status unverified.

I think this is one of best casts I've seen in a while. I especially like seeing Illich Guardiola for Kouichi Shido. His voice was the very first one that came to mind when I started thinking about an English voice for that character. (No offense whatsoever for Mr. Guardiola, I just think his voice will be perfect.)

I'm also extremely pleased by the casting of Taylor Hannah as Saeko Busujima. Having enjoyed her voice work in a number of other series, I think she's going to just kick ass in this role. Listen to a clip here. Check out all the clips and decide for yourself!

My only negative is for Hisashi Igo being voiced by David Matranga. I don't know exactly why but I REALLY thought Chris Patton would be superlative casting for that role. Sadly, I think he's dropping off the anime radar a bit. (Mr. Matranga is very talented though. I'm sure he'll achieve something great with this.)

I hope to see some High School of the Dead DVDs or Blu-Rays before too long.

So what do all of you my dear readers think about the casting? Are you pleased or pissed? Comment before They get you!



  1. I can dig it.
    The guy playing the lead male I haven't heard since Comic Party Revolution, so it's nice to see he's still around.

    And I like Maggie Flecknoe's voice, so it's nice to see her playing Saya. Throw in the obvious greatness' of Jessica Boone, Monical Rial, and Brittney Karbowski. And I think we have a great cast right here.

  2. This cast rocks! I love Monica Rial, Brittney Karbowski and Jessica Boone! Another voice that I love from ADV/S23 is Serena Varghese. She was awesome in Canaan!

  3. Hmm interesting cast there, I can't wait to buy it.

  4. Hmm, for the most part I can say that out of all that I heard I have liked, except for Monica Rial. Now don't get me wrong I love Monica Rial, she is one of my favorite English VA's, but I think that she could have went with a slightly older voice for this world. I could be wrong and maybe it's the PM cold medicine kicking in, but hopefully when it comes out I will get it.

  5. Hey guys! Can any of you possibly add onto this list?

    I made a thread asking for some anime(new or old) with people transforming/mutating. Muahaha I've been in a horror type mood. I gave some good examples in the initial post. Preferably against their will. I want people to be in agony! :)

  6. Sort of in Bleach there is some transformation in there. But right now that's just subtitle only, and you'd miss a lot since it's 300 in. So in closing I wouldn't recommend. Even though the current arc have them transforming some ways. But I can tell you that's not what your looking for.

    I'm on Blassreiter right now, so I'm sorry I can't help.

  7. Great news High School of the Dead is getting dubbed! Thanks for the heads up Richard J.