Her name is Rio and she dances on the sand~

Earlier today, Media Blasters unveiled four cast members for their Rio – Rainbow Gate! dub. The series will star the following:

  • Rio Rollins: Amber Lee Connors
  • Elvis: Vic Mignogna
  • Anya: Natalie Hoover
  • Rosa: Natalie Van Sistine

In addition, Media Blasters published a preview clip for the adaptation. The 3-minute teaser features Rio and company as they play a heated game of beach roulette.

Previously, Media Blasters revealed that Brittany Lauda will play Rina.

Rio Rainbow Gate Visual 001 - 20160229Sound Cadence Studios and Fever Dreams Sound Factory are collaborating on the dub’s production. Amber Lee Connors is directing the dub with Brittany Lauda. The team of Connors, Howard Wang, and Justin Briner will collaborate on the scripts.

The remaining dub staff includes:

  • ADR Engineering (Sound Cadence): Amber Lee Connors, Howard Wang
  • ADR Engineer (NJ): Justin Ramos
  • Assistant ADR Director: Howard Wang
  • Assistant ADR Director (NJ): Matt Shipman
  • Production Assistant (Sound Cadence): Justin Briner

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)