So, I guess the folks at Right Stuf are just thinking of tomorrow this time around. (Sorry, not sorry. Couldn’t resist the bad joke.)
Earlier today, the Aria the Animation Kickstarter page revealed that Lisa Ortiz will join the English dub cast for Aria the Animation. Nozomi released a 27-second introduction from Ortiz, who was en route to the dubbing studio at the time of filming.
Ortiz joins Jessica Calvello and Michelle Knotz, who were both previously confirmed for the show’s cast. Knotz and Calvello released their own reveal videos, which you can check out below:
The campaign, which launched on Saturday, aimed to raise $110,000 by September 11 to fund an English dub for Aria the Animation. The final product currently has an estimated ship date of February 2018.
As of press time, Right Stuf has raised $136,311 across 1,240 backers, with an average contribution of $109.93 per backer.
The campaign broke its first stretch goal on August 17, which ensures that the dub’s soundtrack will receive a 5.1 surround mix.
Pied Piper, Inc. confirmed that they are assisting with the adaptation.
Aria the Animation adapts Kozue Amano’s Aria manga. The 2005 series was helmed by Junichi Sato (Kaleido Star, Slayers Premium), who also handled series composition for the project at Hal Film Maker. Makoto Koga (Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan, Macross 7 the Movie: The Galaxy’s Calling Me!) provided character designs for the series.
Right Stuf describes Aria the Animation as:
In the early 24th century, Mars has been terraformed by mankind into a sparkling planet covered in water. Akari Mizunashi, at the age of 15, has left everything behind to travel to that reborn world, now known as Aqua. More than anything, Akari wants to be an “undine” – a female gondolier who navigates the canals of the Aquan city of Neo-Venezia. As she begins her training with the prestigious Aria Company, will she be up to the challenges that await her on the path to achieve her dream?