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Production I.G. Unveils B: The Beginning Dub Cast

Get ready to see a bunch of big names attached to this massive project.

Last week, Production I.G. USA unveiled the English cast for B: the Beginning. The series will star the following:

  • Keith / Dr. Flick: Ray Chase
  • Koku: Kyle McCarley
  • Gilbert / Puzo: John Demita
  • Boris: Doug Stone
  • Lily: Faye Mata
  • Minatsuki: Johnny Yong Bosch
  • Laica / Henry: Xander Mobus
  • Kaela: Allegra Clark
  • Yuna: Brianna Knickerbocker
  • Mario: Patrick Seitz
  • Eric: Jalen K. Cassell
  • Young Koku: Erica Mendez
  • Young Yuna / Erika / Kukuri / Takeru: Cristina Vee
  • Jean: John Snyder
  • Abbot: Ezra Weisz
  • Brandon: Khoi Dao
  • Quinn / Jonathan: Todd Haberkorn
  • Julian: Steve Prince
  • Kamui: Ben Diskin
  • Izanami / Lily’s Mom: Marianne Miller
  • Red: Sean Chiplock
  • Blue / Richard: Edward Bosco
  • Yellow: Keith Silverstein
  • Lily’s Father: Jake Eberle
  • Lily’s Brother: Joe Zieja

B: The Beginning will hit Netflix in all regions in Spring 2018.

Kazuto Nakazawa (Parasite Dolls, Moondrive) and Yoshinobu Yamakawa (Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, Little Busters!) will direct B: The Beginning at Production I.G., with Nakazawa pulling double duty as character designer. Katsunari Ishida is writing the show’s screenplay.

Other confirmed crew members include:

  • Producer Rui Kuroki
  • Key Animation Supervisor: Kazuto Nakazawa
  • Color Designer: Narumi Sakai
  • Art Supervisor: Yukio Nagasaki
  • Music: Yoshihiro Ike
  • Editor: Junichi Uematsu
  • Song: The Perfect World
  • Song-Arrange-Guitar: Marty Friedman
  • Bass: KenKen (aka LIFE IS GROOVE/RIZE/Dragon Ash)
  • Arrange-Programming: Koji Fujimoto

Kazuto Nakazawa and Production I.G. are listed as original creators for the project.

Netflix describes B: The Beginning as:

In a world powered by advanced technology, crime and action unfold in the archipelagic nation of Cremona. Koku, the protagonist. Keith, the legendary investigator of the royal police force RIS. A mysterious criminal organization. A wide variety of characters race through the fortified city as it is beset by the serial killer, Killer B, and a chain of crimes in this suspense drama by director Kazuto Nakazawa and Production I.G. The series is comprised of 12 episodes and is a Production I.G. series that is set to debut globally on Netflix in Spring 2018. B: The Beginning stars Hiroaki Hirata, Yuki Kaji, Asami Seto, Hiroki Touchi, Minoru Inaba, Ami Koshimizu, Toshiyuki Toyonaga, Shintaro Tanaka, Atsushi Goto, Toshiyuki Morikawa and Kaito Ishikawa.

Sources: Anime News Network

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