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Funimation Announces Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches Dub Cast


Yamada’s got a million problems, and seven witches ain’t one.

Yesterday, Funimation unveiled their English dub cast for Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches. The series will star the following:

  • Ryu Yamada: Newton Pittman
  • Urara Shiraishi: Mikaela Krantz
  • Miyabi Ito: Rachel Glass
  • Toranosuke Miyamura: Todd Haberkorn
  • Nene Odagiri: Jessica Peterson
  • Ushio Igarashi: Will Short
  • Meiko Otsuka: Michelle Rojas
  • Maria Sarushima: Tabitha Ray
  • Noa Takigawa: Alexis Tipton
  • Kentaro Tsubaki: Orion Pitts
  • Mikoto Asuka: Jeannie Tirado
  • Haruma Yamazaki: Seth Magill
  • Leona Miyamura: Elizabeth Maxwell
  • Shinichi Tamaki: Chris Burnett
  • Rika Saionji: Luci Christian

Kyle Phillips is directing the dub, which features scripts by Kristen McGuire and Niki Schultz. At Anime Boston, Funimation announced that they will release Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches on DVD and Blu-Ray this July.

Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches originally aired in the Spring 2015 broadcast season. The series, which is based on Miki Yoshikawa’s manga of the same name, was directed by Seiki Takuno (Love and Lies, Sekko Boys) at Liden Films. Eriko Iida provided character designs for the project, while Michiko Yokote (Genshiken, ReLIFE) took charge of series composition.

Crunchyroll currently holds the rights to Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches. They describe the show as:

Suzaku High School student and problem kid Ryu Yamada is in a bad mood after being chewed out again by the teacher today. As if his day couldn’t get any worse, he falls down the top of the stairs with honor student, Urara Shiraishi! When he comes to, he’s switched bodies with her! Two people who couldn’t be more opposite from each other find themselves running around the school in each other’s bodies! All from a kiss! The problems don’t stop there in this school romantic comedy that starts with a kiss! The non-stop fun has only begun!

Crunchyroll previously announced plans for a physical release at 2016’s Anime Expo convention. Two months later, the publisher announced its landmark publishing deal with Funimation which, in addition to the streaming partnership, would see Funimation serving as publisher for all Crunchyroll video titles.

Source: Funimation Blog

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