Funimation Announces "planetarian," "Handa-kun," "Saiki K." And "Show By Rock!! Short!! " English Dub Casts

More dubcasts debut the first week of August

As Funimation continues its roll-out of "Dubcast" programming, the anime distributor has announced the English voice casts for four more of summer 2016's anime series, debuting the first week of July.

 

 

Show By Rock!! Short!!

 Episode 1 launches on Monday, August 1 at 12:15PM ET 

 

Synopsis: The ladies of Plasmagica are back along with the other bands from Show By Rock!! in this short new series. See what it’s like in the daily life of a rock star between jam sessions, band practice, and just hanging out together. What are the ups and downs of stardom? Have the rowdy boys of ShinganCrimsonz finally calmed down? Check out the latest in the musical world of Midi City.

 

Director

     

Caitlin Glass

         
         
Actor       Character
         
         
Sonny Strait
     
MAPLE
         
Bryn Apprill
     
CYAN
         
Alexis Tipton
     
CHUCHU
         
Monica Rial
     
MOA
         
Caitlin Glass
     
RETOREE
         
Apphia Yu
     
HOLMY
         
Natalie Hoover
     
TSUKINO
         
Morgan Berry
     
JACLYN
         
Mikaela Krantz
     
ROSIA
         
Mike McFarland
     
CROW
         
Chris Sabat
     
ROM
         
Jerry Jewell
     
AION
         
Ian Sinclair
     
YAIBA
 

 

 

 

Handa-kun

Episode 1 launches on Friday, August 5 at 8:30PM ET

Synopsis: Sei Handa leads a very interesting life for a high school student. He is admired by his peers as a calligraphy genius and held in the highest respect. Unfortunately, Handa is under the impression that they hate him! He just wants a quiet life, but instead he’ll face countless challenges for his school idol position. Can he handle all the pressure and “bullying”? It’s hard being so clueless!

 

Director

Mike McFarland

   
   
Actor Character
   
   
Rob McCollum
HANDA
   
Duncan Brannan
KAWAFUJI
   
Micah Solusod
JUNICHI AIZAWA
   
Chris Burnett
NIKAIDO REO
   
Dallas Reid
YUKIO KONDO
   
Alejandro Saab
Akane Tsutsui
   
Terri Doty
JURI
   
Sarah Wiedenheft
MAIKO MORI
 

 

The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.

Episode 1 premieres on Sunday, August 7 at 2:05PM

 

Synopsis: Saiki Kusuo is a typical 16-year-old high school student… except he has psychic powers. He can use them to get whatever he wants, but he also knows everything that people are thinking. Everything. No surprises, no secrets, no normal human experiences. He’s kept his powers in check since childhood, but with the temptations of high school now on his mind, he’s bending the rules—and spoons.

 

Director

 

Apphia Yu

     
     
Actor   Character
     
     
Jerry Jewell
 
KUSUO SAIKI
     
David Wald
 
RIKI NENDOU
     
Micah Solusod
 
SHUN KAIDO
     
Tia Ballard
 
KOKOMI TERUHASHI
     
Kyle Phillips
 
KINESHI HAIRO
     
Joel McDonald
 
REITA TORITSUKA
     
Jill Harris
 
CHIYO YUMEHARA
     
Chuck Huber
 
KUNIHARU SAIKI
 
     
Morgan Garrett
 
KURUMI SAIKI

 

 

Planetarian

Episode 1 debuts on Thursday, August 4 at 12:30PM ET

 

Synopsis: For thirty years, companion robot Hoshino Yumemi has patiently waited to show someone the stars. Left in an abandoned planetarium, she sits hoping for customers that will never show. That is, until a Junker—a plunderer of goods and artifacts from the ruins of civilization—stumbles upon the crumbling establishment. Will he help her repair the planetarium, or will she be alone once more?

 

Director

     

Clifford Chapin

         
         
Actor       Character
         
         
David Matranga
     
JUNKER
         
Jill Harris
     
YUMEMI
         
Christopher Bevins
     
MANAGER
         
Cris George
     
MIKASHIMA
         
Colleen Clinkenbeard
     
SATOMI
         
Kent Williams
     
OLDER JUNKER

 

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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