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Funimation To Simuldub Monster Hunter Stories Ride On, Announces Cast


monster-hunter-stories-ride-on-visual-001-20161001Grab your gunlance and get your party together! Today, we’re hunting the mighty Astalos today!

Or something!

Last night, Funimation announced that they’re adding Monster Hunter Stories Ride On to their English simuldub lineup. The first episode will hit FunimationNow starting on October 30, at 9:30PM Eastern (6:30PM Pacific).

Funimation also revealed the show’s English dub cast. The show’s first episode will star the following:

  • Lute: Brittney Karbowski
  • Navirou: Trina Nishimura
  • Cheval: Joel McDonald
  • Lilia: Kate Oxley
  • Dan: David Wald
  • Chief Omna: Sonny Strait

Cris George is directing the adaptation, with Domonique French serving as ADR Engineer. Andrew Tipps is the Mix Engineer on the project. The team of Joel Bergen and Alex Muniz is writing the dub’s scripts.

Monster Hunter Stories is based on the upcoming Monster Hunter Stories 3DS game. The game and the series both revolve around “Monster Riders,” who travel the world taming monsters rather than hunting them. The show was first unveiled during Capcom’s Tokyo Game Show presentation.

Mitsuru Hongo (Deltora QuestSakura Wars: The Movie) is helming the adaptation at David Production, with Takuya Saito (Macross ZeroOutlaw Star) providing character designs. Natsuko Takahashi (Fantastic Detective LabyrinthYatterman (2008)) is in charge of series composition.

KANJANI Eight performs opening theme song Panorama.

The series debuted on Fuji TV on October 1, 2016. The network created a new anime block for the series, which is a first for the network since One Piece hit the airwaves on October 1, 2016 at 9:30 AM.

Source: Funimation Blog

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