It looks like Sakamoto’s showing his swag on the hi-dive.
Earlier today, HIDIVE announced that they acquired the digital rights to Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto‘s English dub. The adaptation will premiere on HIDIVE tomorrow, at 1:00PM Eastern (10:00AM Pacific). New episodes are slated to hit every Friday.
Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto is based on Nami Sano’s manga of the same name. Shinji Takamatsu (Gintama, School Rumble) will directed the 2016 series at Studio Deen, with Atsuko Nakajima (Ranma ½, You’re Under Arrest!) serving as character designer. Yasuhiko Fukuda (Kocchi Muite Miko) composed the soundtrack.
The English dub cast includes:
- Sakamoto: Houston Hayes
- Kubota: Greg Ayres
- Atsushi: Andrew Love
- Kenken: Adam Noble
- Mario: Gabriel Regojo
- Fujita: Genevieve Simmons
- 8823 (Hayabusa): Ty Mahany
- Sera: Chris Patton
- Aina: Luci Christian
- Shigemi: Joanne Bonasso
- Morita: Kregg Dailey
- Mii: Shanae’a Moore
- Coach Kakuta: Jovan Jackson
- Yasuda: Gareth West
- Maruyama: Greg Cote
- Yagi: Katelyn Barr
- Kana: Chaney Moore
- Fukase: Justin Doran
- Tanaka: Juliet Simmons
- Ryo: Scott Gibbs
- Kohei: Adam Gibbs
- Narrator: Steven Fenley
- Additional Voices: Bryson Baugus
- Additional Voices: Orlanders Jones
- Additional Voices: Benjamin McLaughlin
- Additional Voices: Chelsea McCurdy
- Additional Voices: James Belcher
- Additional Voices: Brittney Karbowski
- Additional Voices: John Swasey
- Additional Voices: Kira Vincent-Davis
- Additional Voices: David Wald
- Additional Voices: Maggie Flecknoe
Kyle Colby Jones is directing the adaptation and writing the scripts. Ricardo Contreras will handle mixing and sound design.
Sentai will release the show on home video on November 21. The series will be available in standard DVD and Blu-Ray editions, as well as a Limited Edition set that includes a promo booklet, the series soundtrack, art cards, a microfiber cloth, and a “survival guide.”
Sentai describes the show as:
Step into classroom 1-2 and meet the coolest guy in school. In fact, Sakamoto may just be the coolest guy ever. And that’s not just because he makes his student uniform and glasses look like a fashion magazine cover. There’s also the fact that nothing ever seems to surprise or rattle him. The girls are all crazy for him, of course, but even the most macho delinquents start to feel a little funny when he’s around. However, Sakamoto never seems to notice, let alone take advantage of the attention. He’s too busy being cool and mysterious without even trying! This does drive some people crazy, but the more someone tries to challenge Sakamoto, the more they start to fall under his spell. Intrigued? Then come join the class and get a lesson in cool from the master in Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto!
Sentai released a trio of teaser clips for their dub, which you can check out below: