The girl from the mystic moon has returned, to save the people of Gaea.
Earlier today, Funimation started streaming a pair of dubbed Escaflowne trailers. The two teasers, which are for The VIsion of Escaflowne and Escaflowne The Movie respectively, offer a first sample of Funimation’s new dub for the franchise.
Both The Vision of Escaflowne and Escaflowne The Movie will hit retailers on October 18.
Funimation’s English dub cast features:
- Van Fanel: Aaron Dismuke
- Hitomi Kanzaki: Caitlin Glass
- Merle: Alexis Tipton
- Allen Schezar: Sonny Strait
- Millerna Aston: Colleen Clinkenbeard
- Dilandau Albatou: Joel McDonald
- Folken: Vic Mignogna
- Eriya: Felecia Angelle
- Naria: Michelle Rojas
- Emperor Dornkirk:Jeremy Schwartz
- Balgus:Chris Guerrero
- Prince Chid:Bryn Apprill
- Shesta:Chris Cason
- Jajuka:Chuck Hüber
- Gaddess:Ian Sinclair
Funimation’s Kickstarter to re-dub Vision of Escaflowne officially launched on February 27. In an interview with Anime News Network’s Zac Bertschy, Funimation brand manager Jennifer Fu explained the need for a new dub on the series:
So basically there was the original dub that came out and it’s based on SD materials that, as you’re aware, the director’s cut, the HD Japanese version that was released on Bluray more recently, has scenes that were not in the original materials that the original English dub was based on. So because of that it’s not possible for us to put the subtitled HD material which is what we’ve just received from Japan, on the same disc as the original dub, because otherwise it doesn’t line up correctly and there are some points where the dub just won’t have any dialogue or anything in it and it’d just be kind of strange.
Funimation noted that the $150,000 goal wouldn’t cover the full cost of a new English adaptation.
The campaign raised a total of $318,784 across 2,058 backers, with an average contribution of $154.90 per backer.
Funimation released packaging shots for the Kickstarter Edition (Standard), as well as both retail editions of the release. You can check these out below: