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Sentai Filmworks Dubbing DanMachi, Monster Musume, 5 More

Is it wrong to announce a dub at Anime Expo? Of course not!

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Earlier today, Sentai Filmworks announced that they will produce English dubs for seven of their upcoming releases. The company will dub the following:

  • Amagi Brilliant Park
  • Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
  • Himouto! Umaru-chan
  • Is It Wrong To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon?
  • GATE
  • Monster Musume: Everyday Life With Monster Girls
  • Ushio & Tora

Furthermore, Sentai revealed that My Love Story!! will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on October 25

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Amagi Brilliant Park is based on Shoji Gatoh’s light novel of the same name. The 13-episode series originally aired in the fall 2014 broadcast season. It was animated by Kyoto Animation, and directed by Yasuhiro Takemoto (Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu, The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya). Miku Kadowaki provided character designs on the project, while Fumihiko Shimo took charge of series composition.

Crunchyroll is currently streaming the subtitled version in its entirety for free and paid subscribers. They describe the show as:

A mysterious but pretty transfer student, Sento Isuzu, asks Kanie Seiya out on a date to an amusement park. That park was Amagi Brilliant Park, featuring worn-down attractions and lackluster service — the worst in Japan.

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Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma adapts Yūto Tsukuda and Shun Saeki’s manga of the same name. The series kicked off in April 2015, and ran for 24 episodes. Yoshitomo Yonetani (Nurse Witch Komugi, Tiger & Bunny The Movie -The Rising-) directed the series at J.C. Staff, while Tomoyuki Shitaya (Bakuman, Kiss×sis) provided character designs. Scripts were provided by Shinichi Inotsume and Shogo Yasukawa.

The show’s second season, Food Wars: The Second Plate, kicked off earlier today. Crunchyroll is streaming the show as it airs, and describe the series as:

Shokugeki no Soma centers on Yukihira Soma, a middle school student who is determined to surpass his father’s culinary skills. One day, his father decides to close down their family restaurant and hone his skills in Europe. Before leaving he enrolls Soma in an elite culinary school that is extremely difficult to enter with a graduation rate of only 10 percent. Will Souma be able to improve his skills, or will the kitchen prove to be too hot?

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Himouto! Umaru-chan is based on Sankaku Head’s ongoing manga series of the same name. The 13-episode series was helmed by Masahiko Ohta and animated by studio Doga Kobo. Takashi Aoshima took charge of series composition and screenplays, while Yasuhiro Misawa served sound director. The three previously worked together on YuruYuri. Polar Bear’s Cafe character designer Aya Takano was in charge of character designs on the series.

Himouto! Umaru-chan aired in the summer 2015 broadcast season. Crunchyroll streamed the show as it aired in Japan, and describe the title as:

Umaru is a renowned beautiful 16-year-old girl in town, living with her elder brother Taihei. She acts a perfect sister with a kind heart, intelligence and popularity, who everybody admires. So who would believe how true Umaru is at home? Sleeping, gaming, watching TV, eating junk food, drinking cola… that’s almost all she does at home, leaving all the housework to her brother.

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Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? is based on Fujino Ōmori and illustrator Suzuhito Yasuda light novel series of the same name. Yoshiki Yamakawa (Kill Me Baby, Little Busters!) directed the project at J.C. Staff and Genco, with Shigeki Kimoto (Sky Girls) providing character designs. Hideki Shirane (Aria the Scarlet Ammo, Doki Doki School Hours) took charge of series composition on the project.

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? aired in the spring 2015 broadcast season. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan, and describe the title as:

Based off of a light novel of the same name written by Fujino Omori and illustrated by Suzuhito Yasuda, Is It Wrong to Try and Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? is set in the world of Orario, where adventurers band together and look for treasures in an underground labyrinth known as Dungeon. However, for Bell Cranel, fame and riches are secondary to what he wants to find the most: girls. He soon finds out though, that anything can happen in Dungeon, and winds up being the damsel in distress instead!

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GATE is based on Takumi Yanai’s Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri manga series. Takahiko Kyōgoku () directed the project at A-1 Pictures, with Jun Nakai (Mardock Scramble: The Third Exhaust, Silver Spoon) providing character designs. Tatsuhiko Urahata was in charge of series composition.

The series spawned a second season, which aired in the winter 2016 broadcast season. Crunchyroll streamed both seasons as they aired in Japan, and describe the show as:

On August 20XX, a gate suddenly appears in Tokyo’s Ginza district, unleashing a portal where monsters, medieval knights and other fantasy beings come from another world and wreak havoc on Tokyo. The Japanese Defense Force take action against these monsters and push them back into the “Gate”. Third Reconnaissance Team is dispatched to the “Special Region” lead by officer (and otaku) Youji Itami. On their travels, they are joined by a beautiful elf girl who is a survivor from the dragon’s rampage and guide the group across the dangerous new world.

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Monster Musume is based on Oyakodo’s manga of the same name. Tatsuya Yoshihara (Yatterman Night) directed the project at studios Lerche (Assassination Classroom) and Seva. Tatsuya Sunagawa handled the dual role of Animation Director and Character Designer, while Shunji Akasaka backed them up as Assistant Character Designer. Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (Is the order a rabbit?, Tantei Opera Milky Holmes) was in charge of series composition.

Monster Musume aired during the summer 2015 broadcast season. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan, and describe the title as:

When a hapless human teenager named Kurusu Kimihito is inducted as a “volunteer” into the government exchange program, his world is turned upside down. A snake-like lamia named Miia comes to live with him, and it is Kurusu’s job to take care of her and make sure she integrates into his everyday life. Unfortunately for Kurusu, Miia is undeniably sexy, and the law against interspecies breeding is very strict. Even worse, when a ravishing centaur girl and a flirtatious harpy move in, what’s a full-blooded teenage human with raging hormones to do?

Ushio and Tora Visual 001 - 20160702

Ushio & Tora is based on Kazuhiro Fujita’s manga of the same name. Satoshi Nishimura (Hajime no Ippo, Trigun) will helmed the series at studios MAPPA and Voln, while Toshiki Inoue (Death Note, Dragon Ball, Ranma ½) handled the scripts. Character designs were provided by Tomoko Mori.

Ushio & Tora debuted during the summer 2015 broadcast season. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan, and describe the title as:

Long ago, a ferocious monster terrorized the land, until a samurai, wielding the legendary “Beast Spear”, sealed him away. 500 years later, a middle school student named Ushio Aotsuki accidently uncovers the monster in a hidden cellar under his family’s temple. The unsealed monster and the spear attract many other supernatural creatures to the temple and Ushio is forced to release the monster in order to defeat them. Ushio names the monster “Tora” and unwillingly work together to battle other spirits and demons.

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