Aniplex of America announced today at their industry panel at Sakura-Con in Seattle, Washington, their plans to produce an English dub of Magi: The Kingdom of Magic, and that, along with Bang Zoom! Entertainment, they plan to hold open auditions for the anime at this year’s Anime Expo.
The open auditions will be held at the Bang Zoom! Entertainment booth through the entire Anime Expo 2014 weekend starting from Thursday July 3rd to Sunday July 6th. Bang Zoom! plans to hold multiple auditions on each day. Fans who are interested in participating in these open auditions for Magi: The Kingdom of Magic are encouraged to like the official Bang Zoom! Entertainment facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/BangZoom) as details on the audition such as the time-slots and how to sign up will be revealed there soon.
Over 400 people tried out at last year’s open auditions, and from that, several were chosen for call back auditions at Bang Zoom! Studios in Burbank. From those call backs, three finalists were chosen to voice over various characters for the first season of the TV series Magi. Sawako Furuya, producer of Aniplex of America says, “We’re excited to be able to provide this opportunity to ambitious voice actor apprentices once again. We had a wonderful experience for the first season with last year’s call-backs so we’re looking forward to welcoming more earnest, passionate dream-chasers into Team Magi this year.”