Pied Piper Announces New Skip Beat Cast and Second Backer Chance

skip-beat-08Skip Beat is a series that holds a very special place in my heart. I’m not going to rehash the story of how my wife and I marathoned it one year over the Christmas break; let’s just all assume that it was a very sweet, emotional and enjoyable holiday anime marathon and move along to the main point of this article.

In a new update sent to the original Kickstarter backers, a bunch of new cast members have been announced. As of today, this is what the cast/crew list looks like officially:


Dub Executive Producer – Mela Lee
Dub Producers – Cristina Vee, Jason Charles Miller, Taliesin Jaffe, Alexander Burke
Casting Director – Cristina Vee
Head Director – Taliesin Jaffe
Head Writers – J. Michael Tatum, Christian La Monte
Episode Writers – Deborah Crane, Chuck Hüber, Christian La Monte, Rachel Robinson, J. Michael Tatum
Script Pre-production Supervisor – Deborah Crane
ADR Prep – Kirsten Perotti, Clark Cheng


Caitlin Glass as Kyoko Mogami
Grant George as Sho Fuwa
Robbie Daymond as Ren Tsuruga
Erica Lindbeck as Kanae Kotonami
Vic Mignogna as Yukihito Yashiro
Richard Epcar as Lory Takarada
Mela Lee as Maria Takarada
Keith Silverstein as Takenori Sawara
Karen Strassman as Shoko Aoki
Dorothy Fahn as Kuniko (ep 1) / Kimiko Kamio (ep 4)
Kaiji Tang as Matsushima (eps 2-3, 8, 14) / “Love Me” Male Voice
Joe Zeija as Nakazawa (eps 2-3, 5)
Todd Haberkorn as Seiji Shingai (eps 5-7) / Shinichi Ishibashi (eps 10-12)
Kira Buckland as Ruriko Matsunai (eps 5-7)
Erika Harlacher as Eiko (eps 8-9)
Dorothy Fahn as Yoshimi (ep 9)
Bryce Papebrook as Yusei Ishibashi (eps 10-12)
Kyle McCarley as Hikaru Ishibashi (eps 10-12)
Cristina Vee as Erika Koenji (eps 12-14)
Jason Charles Miller as Ushio Kurosaki (eps 10-12)
Nathan Sharp as Imai (eps 12-14)
Lauren Landa as Nao (eps 12-13) / Yumiko (eps 15-16)
Kyle Hebert as Funada (eps 12-14) / Tecchin (ep 14)
Christine Marie Cabanos as Mimori Nanokura (eps 17-19)
Kate Davis as Haruki Asami (eps 17-19)
Erin Fitzgerald as Hiroko Iizuka (eps 21-23)
Chris Patton as Hiroaki Ogata (eps 20-25)

Feeling sad about missing out on backing the project when it originally launched? Wow do I have some great news for you! Also announced in today’s update is the news that the campaign has moved to BackerKit which gives fans in the US and Canada a second chance to back the series, give them an extra boost, and pick up some sweet swag to boot!

Trust me, if you’re a fan of good shoujo romantic comedies, you will not want to miss your chance to add this series to your personal library!

Via Kickstarter

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