The journey to the west just got a bit more lively.

Yesterday, Funimation unveiled its SimulDub cast for Saiyuki Reload Blast. The series will star the following:

  • Goku: Greg Ayres
  • Sanzo: David Matranga
  • Gojyo: Ian Sinclair
  • Hakkai: Micah Solusod
  • Tamaro: Justin Briner
  • Tamaro’s Father: Kyle Phillips
  • Rei: Julie Sheilds
  • Narrator: Bruce Carey
  • Talche (Episode 1): Monica Rial
  • Saitaisai (Episode 1): Aaron Roberts
  • Kougaiji (Episode 2): Vic Mignogna
  • Dokugakuji (Episode 2): Josh Grelle
  • Lady Gyokumen: Morgan Garrett

The dub launched yesterday at 4:00PM Eastern (1:00PM Pacific). New episodes will be added on Mondays in the same time slot.

Saiyuki Reload Blast is the first Saiyuki anime that isn’t animated by Studio Pierrot. Hideaki Nakano (Aoharu x Machinegun, SerVamp) is directing the project at Platinum Vision, with Youko Satou (Dog & Scissors, Pipopapo Patrol-kun) providing character designs. Kenji Konuta (Blood Lad, Library War) is overseeing the show’s scripts.

Previously, Nakano and Konuta worked together on Aoharu x Machinegun and SerVamp.

Funimation describes Saiyuki Reload Blast as:

At last, they’ve reached the end of their long and treacherous journey! The Sanzo party finally arrives in India, a land where the anomaly’s influence runs rampant. The battles that lie ahead promise more bloodshed and danger, but Sanzo, Goku, Gojyo and Hakkai must rise to save the world and stop the resurrection of the Ox Demon King, Gyumaoh—no matter the cost!

Source: Funimation Blog