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Funimation Announces “Drifters” English Dub Cast


Drifters Anime Visual 001 - 20160821Soon, the Black King will strike. It’s up to the Drifters to fight back in a battle for supremacy.

Earlier today, Funimation announced the English dub cast for Drifters. The series will star the following:

  • Shimazu Toyohisa: Josh Grelle
  • Oda Nobunaga: Robert McCollum
  • Nasu no Yoichi: Justin Briner
  • Scipio Africanus: Mark Stoddard
  • Hannibal Barca: R Bruce Ellliott
  • Butch Cassidy: J. Michael Tatum
  • Sundance Kid: Kent Williams
  • Naoshi Kanno: Justin Cook
  • Tamon Yamaguchi: Sonny Strait
  • Jeanne D’Arc: Colleen Clinkenbeard
  • Gilles de Rais: Christopher R. Sabat
  • Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanova: Rachel Robinson
  • Grigori Rasputin: Christopher Bevins
  • Hijikata Toshizo: Ian Sinclair
  • Black King: Jeremy Schwartz
  • Murasaki: David Wald
  • Abe no Seimei (Haruakira): Chris Patton
  • Olminu: Gwendolyn Lau
  • Kafet: Aaron Roberts
  • EASY: Monica Rial
  • Minamoto no Yoshitsune: Greg Ayres
  • Masha: Mikaela Krantz
  • Mark: Apphia Yu

drifters-anime-header-001-20161012Christopher Bevins is directing the adaptation, which features scripts by Patrick Seitz. Matt Grounds will serve as ADR engineer, while Nathanael Harrison works as mix engineer.

Drifters will make its dub début on November 6, at 10:00PM Eastern (7:00PM Pacific).

Drifters is based on Hellsing creator Kouta Hirano’s manga of the same name. Kenichi Suzuki (Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Gundam Evolve) is helming the project at Hoods Entertainment, with Ryoji Nakamori (Hellsing Ultimate) providing character designs. Hideyuki Kurata (Oreimo, The World God Only Knows) is in charge of series composition.

Drifters began airing on October 7. Funimation describes the series as:

From the creator and team behind Hellsing comes a thrilling story where history and fantasy collide. Shimazu Toyohisa, a famous samurai who fought in the historical Battle of Sekigahara, is transported to another world when only moments from death. From that moment on, he becomes part of a group known as “Drifters” and is forced to battlea gainst other legendary warriors in an ultimate death game.

Source: Funimation Blog

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