Cue the random animated gifs, because it is indeed happening!
Earlier today, Funimation unveiled their English dub cast for Hyouka. The series will star the following:
- Hotaro Oreki: Adam Gibbs
- Eru Chitanda: Madeleine Morris
- Satoshi Fukube: Dallas Reid
- Mayaka Ibara: Jill Harris
- Tomoe Oreki: Caitlin Glass
- Ms. Itoigawa: Linda Young
- Fuyumi Irisu: Alexis Tipton
- Sawakiguchi: Sarah Wiedenheft
- Kochi: Brina Palencia
- Tanabe: Dave Trosko
- Yuasa: Dawn M. Bennett
Mike McFarland is directing episodes 1-12, 18-22, and the OVA. Cris George will direct episodes 13-17. The team of Emily Neves and Bonny Clinkenbeard is in charge of the adaptation’s scripts.
In addition to the cast reveal, Funimation published a dub trailer for the Hyouka, which you can check out below:
Hyouka‘s first set will be released as a Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack on July 4.
Hyouka is based on Honobu Yonezawa’s novels of the same name. The series, which aired in the Spring 2012 broadcast season, was helmed by Yasuhiro Takemoto (Amagi Brilliant Park, Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid) at Kyoto Animation. Futoshi Nishiya (Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club, Nichijou: My Ordinary Life) provided character designs for the title, while Shoji Gatoh (The Tower of Druaga: The Aegis of Uruk, Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu) took charge of series composition.
Hyouka hadn’t been licensed for North America prior to Funimation’s acquisition of the show.
Source: Funimation Blog