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Why Would You Do That

Joking aside (and I am joking!), last week, Media Blasters announced that they are producing an English dub for Rio – Rainbow Gate! The adaptation will be directed and written by Amber Lee Connors, while production will be shared by studios Sound Cadence Studios and Fever Dreams Sound Factory.

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Media Blasters intends to distribute the dubbed version of the Rio – Rainbow Gate! on Crunchyroll, as well as an upcoming Blu-Ray release of the show.

Rio – Rainbow Gate! is an original series, based on the character by pachislot company Net and video game publisher Tecmo (Dead Or Alive). The series, which originally rain in the winter 2011 anime season, was directed by Takao Kato (Pandora Hearts, To Love-Ru) at Xebec. Mayori Sekijima (Saber Marionette J, Skip Beat!) took charge of series composition, while Hisashi Shimura contributed character designs.

Media Blasters acquired Rio in 2013, and released a subtitle-only DVD set in 2014.

Rio as a character has been in existence since 2003, where she appeared in Net’s Super Black Jack game franchise. She’s appeared in several games since, including 2005’s Rio’s Carnival and PSP game Dead or Alive Paradise.

The series is currently available in its entirety on Crunchyroll.

Source: Facebook (Media Blasters)