No, they’re not going to call it “Rice Ball.”
Earlier today, Sentai Filmworks unveiled the full English dub cast for Onigiri. The series will star the following:
- Shizuka Gozen: Cynthia Martinez
- Yoshitsune: Stephanie Wittels
- Gaako: Juliet Simmons
- Ibaraki-doji: Brittney Karbowski
- Kaguya: Kira Vincent-Davis
- Amaterasu: Hilary Haag
- Gagomi: Shanae’a Moore
- Veronica: Margaret McDonald
- Uzume: Joanne Bonasso
- Kijimuna: Tiffany Grant
- Ariko: Rachel Landon
- Sakura: Chaney Moore
- Hiroko: Carolyn Medrano
- System Rep: Tiffany Terrell
- Mephistopheles: Ned Gayle
- Mephistopheles: Heather Spiller
- Narrator: Jay Hickman
Kyle Colby Jones and Shannon Reed are directing the adaptation.
To promote the new dub, Sentai showed off a new dub teaser, which you can check out below:
Onigiri will hit stores on July 11 as part of a Sentai Store exclusive bundle. The bundle will include the Blu-Ray and DVD versions of the show, as well as a T-shirt, a poster, and art cards.
Onigiri is based on Cyberstep’s massively multiplayer online RPG of the same name. Takashi Yamamoto (Nanatsuiro Drops, Jewelpet Twinkle) directed the project at studio Pierrot Plus, while Yukiko Ibe (Nanatsuiro Drops, Jewelpet Twinkle) filled the dual role of character designer and chief animation director. Takamitsu Kouno (Utawarerumono: The False Faces, We Without Wings) was in charge of series composition.
The series aired during the Spring 2017 broadcast season. Sentai describes Onigiri as:
In a mystical world where humans and supernatural creatures co-exist, the dark and ancient race of beings known as the Kamikui are on the rise. To stop them, the people of Japan will need a mighty army of heroines with unparalleled fighting skills. Unfortunately, times are tough, and they’ll have to make do with a runaway Princess; the axe-wielding and frequently drunken daughter of an Orc tavern owner; an internet troll who lives in her own fantasy world; and a frazzled fighter who would love to stick to the rules of combat if she could reign the others in for even half a second. It may not be an epic out of legend, and Japan might be doomed, but at least the road to damnation is going to be a heck of a fun journey as our wannabe world-savers cut loose in ONIGIRI!
Source: Sentai Filmworks