The world of dubbing just got a bit wider today.
Earlier today, Crunchyroll announced that they will begin producing localized foreign dubs for selected anime titles. Dubs will be offered on a per-region basis.
As of press time, Crunchyroll will begin offering Spanish dubs, but plans to eventually produce adaptations in Brazilian Portuguese, German, and French.
The first titles to receive foreign-language dubs are as follows:
- Schwarzes Marken
- Yamada-kun And The Seven Witches
- Rokka -Braves of the Six Flowers-
Schwarzes Marken aired in the Winter 2016 broadcast season. The series, which is based on the visual novel of the same name, was helmed by Tetsuya Watanabe (Rumbling Hearts) at Ixtl and Liden Films. Shuichi Hara handled character designs, while Garden will provided the show’s music.
Crunchyroll describes the series as:
In 1983, the East German Army 666th TSF Squadron, “Schwarzes marken,” is a special-response force tasked with assaulting BETA forces. They specifically target Laser and Heavy Laser class BETA to disable their enemy’s immense firepower. This merciless team’s orders are given the highest priority, and they follow them so exactly that the 666th is known to ignore allied distress calls that would interfere with an ongoing mission, even if only for a moment.
Yamada-kun And The Seven Witches
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!
Rokka -Braves of the Six Flowers-
Rokka – Braves of the Six Flowers is based on Ishio Yamagata and illustrator Kei Toru’s manga of the same name. The series, which hit the airwaves during the Summer 2015 broadcast season, was directed by Takeo Takahashi (Spice and Wolf) at Passione. Sayaka Koiso (Rail Wars!) provided character designs, while Tatsuhiko Urahata (DNA², NANA) wrote the show’s scripts.
PonyCan USA currently holds the rights for the series in North America. They describe the story as:
Legend says, when the Demon God awakens from the deepest of darkness, the Goddess of Fate will summon Six Braves and grand them with the power to save the world. Adlet, who claims to be the strongest man in the world, is chosen as one of the “Braves of the Six Flowers,” and sets out on a battle to prevent the resurrection of the Demon God. However, it turns out that there are Seven Braves who gathered at the promised land…
The Seven Braves notice there must be one enemy among themselves, and feeling of suspicion toward each other spreads throughout the group, with Adlet being the one who gets suspected first and foremost.