Meet KONOSUBA Season 2's Explosive English Dub Cast!

You'll want to follow this rowdy party of adventurers to the end of the role-playing road

KONOSUBA Season 2 dub

 

There's something special about recognizing an anime character's voice. Whether you're listening in the original Japanese or jammin' the English dub, it's fun to follow certain actors and see how their talents shape each role in different ways. That's one of the key reasons I wanted to start highlighting Crunchyroll's ever-growing lineup of dubbed anime, starting with fan-favorite KONOSUBA -God's blessing on this wonderful world!. 

 

Following a reveal at this year's Anime Awards, this past weekend saw the arrival of the much-anticipated English dub of KONOSUBA season 2. The cast from the first season is back for more over-the-top antics, so there's no better time than now to take a look at what makes this group of voice actors perfect for this particular party. 

 

Leading the charge is Arnie Pantoja as Kazuma Sato. 

 

Arnie Panjota

 

Arnie Pantoja has been adding a bunch of major notches to his belt in the anime world lately. From a variety of roles both big and small in the One-Punch Man anime—including S-Class Rank 12 pro hero Watchdog Man—to Eisaku Noguchi in March comes in like a lion and Pegasus Tenma in Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas, Pantoja has the perfect balance of serious and absurd necessary to capture the essence of KONOSUBA's lead.

 

 

KONOSUBA wouldn't be KONOSUBA without Megumin, who is voiced by Erica Mendez in the dub. 

 

Erica Mendez

 

Erica Mendez has been in a lot of anime. Seriously, if you want to talk range, just look at a résumé that includes roles such as Gon Freecss from Hunter x Hunter, Ryuko Matoi from Kill la Kill, Sailor Uranus from Sailor Moon, and even Retsuko from Aggretsuko. Whether you need a shonen hero or some after-work venting via metal karaoke, Mendez can handle it. 

 

 

Who do you get when you want to voice a useless goddess like Aqua? Faye Mata may be far from useless, but she's perfect for this particular role. 

 

Faye Mata

 

Idol fans will immediately recognize Faye Mata from her work as Rin Hoshizora of Love Live! fame. Faye has a bunch of other roles to her name, though, including a recent villainous turn as Myne from The Rising of the Shield Hero. You can also find her in Kakegurui as Yumemi Yumemite, in which she happens to act alongside fellow KONOSUBA party member Erica Mendez, who voices Itsuki Sumeragi. 

 

 

Rounding out the main protagonists is Cristina Vee as Darkness. 

 

Cristina Vee

 

For those unfamiliar, Cristina Vee is a prolific voice actress with a bunch of credits across anime, video games, and beyond. In the case of the former, you can hear her as Sakura Matou in Fate/stay night, Killua Zoldyck in Hunter x Hunter, and Mio Akiyama in K-ON!, among many other notable roles. If you've ever played one of developer WayForward's Shantae games before, you'll also know her as the voice of our heroine's ARRRchenemy, Risky Boots! 

 

 

One of the new characters in KONOSUBA season 2 is Vanir, a duke of Hell brought to life thanks to the one-of-a-kind voice of Robbie Daymond. 

 

Robbie Daymond

 

When the name Robbie Daymond pops up, Sailor Moon fans will no doubt immediately think of the magnificent and totally successfully disguised Tuxedo Mask, who definitely isn't Mamoru Chiba. Daymond also voices characters like Mumen Rider from One-Punch Man, Joe Kido from Digimon Adventure tri., and even Killer T Cell from the equal parts hilarious and educational Cells at Work! anime. 

 

 

We're closing this out with a certain archwizard known as Yunyun, voiced here by none other than Kayli Mills.

 

Kayli Mills

 

Among Kayli Mills' many anime roles are two heavy-hitters from recent seasons. First up is what some would consider to be the Best Girl of Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-. No, I'm not talking about Rem… it's Emilia, of course! Mills also provides the voice behind the impetus of the last two seasons of Sword Art Online, Alicization's Alice Zuberg. You can hear her in recent dubs as Freida in Ascendance of a Bookworm and Karin Nanase in In/Spectre, as well.

 

 

Finally, if you haven't seen it, this video never gets old:

 

 

There are many other great voice cast members that help bring the English dub of KONOSUBA to life. Who are your favorites? 

 

Let us know what you think of the dub in the comments, and be sure to check it out if you haven't already! 

 

 

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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his webcomic, BIG DUMB FIGHTING IDIOTS at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox. 

 

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