Hulu’s bringing the tasty treats this holiday season with a new smattering of dubbed anime titles.
Two weeks ago, Hulu announced that they added the English dubbed adaptations for eleven anime titles. The company started streaming the following:
- Sailor Moon Crystal (Season 3 Complete)
- Food Wars! (Season 1 Complete)
- Akame ga KILL! (Season 1 Complete)
- Parasyte: The Maxim (Season 1 Complete)
- High School of the Dead (Season 1 Complete)
- No Game, No Life (Season 1 Complete)
- Infinite Stratos (Seasons 1 & 2Complete)
- GATE (Season 1 Complete)
- Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon? (Season 1 Complete)
- Chivalry of a Failed Knight (Season 1 Complete)
- Maid Sama! (Season 1 Complete)
Sailor Moon Crystal
Chiaki Kon (Junjo Romantica) replaced Munehisa Sakai, who helmed the first two seasons, served as director for Sailor Moon Crystal‘s third season at Toei Animation. Akira Takahashi (Smile PreCure) took over for Yukie Sakou as character designer on the project, as writer Yuji Kobayashi returned to take charge of series composition.
Viz Media currently holds the domestic rights to Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon Crystal. Hulu describes the show as:
Based on Naoko Takeuchi’s legendary manga series, Sailor Moon Crystal retells the story of Sailor Moon as she searches for her fellow Sailor Guardians and the Legendary Silver Crystal to stop the dark forces of Queen Beryl.
The Food Wars! anime adapts Yūto Tsukuda and Shun Saeki’s manga of the same name. The series kicked off in April 2015, and ran for 24 episodes. Yoshitomo Yonetani (Nurse Witch Komugi, Tiger & Bunny The Movie -The Rising-) directed the series at J.C. Staff, while Tomoyuki Shitaya (Bakuman, Kiss×sis) provided character designs. Scripts were provided by Shinichi Inotsume and Shogo Yasukawa.
Sentai Filmworks currently holds the domestic rights to the series. They describe it as:
Souma is a teenage chef who is always looking for the perfect flavors and combinations in his art, the art of cooking. So when his father suddenly closes down the family diner, his hopes of someday owning fade away. But his dad has bigger plans for him, enrolling him in a cut throat culinary school so Souma can prove his worth. Will he make the cut, or will his pot boil over? Find out in Food Wars!
Akame ga KILL!
Akame ga KILL! is based on Tetsuya Tashiro and illustrator Takahiro’s manga of the same name. Tomoki Kobayashi (Seiren, Tears to Tiara) directed the project at White Fox, with Kazuhisa Nakamura (Jormungand, Jormungand Perfect Order) providing character designs. Makoto Uezu (Is This a Zombie?, KonoSuba – God’s blessing on this wonderful world!!) was in charge of series composition for the show.
Sentai Filmworks currently holds the rights to the title. Hulu describes Akame ga KILL! as:
Tatsumi arrives in the Imperial Capital in hopes of earning money for his impoverished village. While stranded in the streets, he attracts the attention of a wealthy family that offers to take him in. Unfortunately, his would-be benefactors are attacked by a group of killers known as Night Raid. Beneath the thin veneer of the Capital lies a teeming hive of corruption. With nowhere else to turn, Tatsumi joins the Night Raid to help put a stop to the wicked ways of the Capital once and for all.
Parasyte: The Maxim
Parasyte: The Maxim is based on Hitoshi Iwaaki’s Parasyte manga. Kenichi Shimizu (All Out!!, Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher) directed the show at Madhouse, with Tadashi Hiramatsu (Yuri!!! on ICE) providing character designs. Shoji Yonemura (Glitter Force, One Piece episodes 799 – Present) was in charge of series composition.
Sentai Filmworks currently holds the rights to Parasyte: The Maxim. Hulu describes the show as:
One night, a quiet invasion takes place. Across the world, alien beings, known as Parasytes, fall to earth and begin possessing humans one by one with the rest of humanity none the wiser. Shinichi Izumi is one such victim. But when his would-be invader fails to take over his brain, and takes root in his arm, Shinichi finds himself forced to share his body with a horrific creature that has a mind and an agenda all its own.
High School of the Dead
High School of the Dead is based on the late Daisuke Satō and illustrator Shoji Sato’s manga of the same name. Tetsuro Araki (Attack on Titan, Death Note) directed the series at Madhouse, with Masayoshi Tanaka (anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day, Your Name.) providing character designs. Yousuke Kuroda (Gundam Build Fighters, Jormungand) was in charge of series composition for the title.
Sentai Filmworks currently holds the rights to High School of the Dead. Hulu describes the show as:
From Director Tetsuro Araki (Death Note, Black Lagoon), and adapted from the highly successful manga of the same name by Daisuke Sato, comes one of the hottest new shows of the year, High School of the Dead. A deadly new disease is ravaging the world, turning the populace into mindless zombies, and the number of infected is skyrocketing by the second.
No Game, No Life
No Game, No Life adapts Yuu Kamiya’s light novel series of the same name. The TV series, which aired in spring 2014, was directed by Atsuko Ishizuka (Prince of Stride: Alternative, The Pet Girl of Sakurasou) at Madhouse. Jukki Hanada (Love Live!, Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!) took charge of series composition, while Kōji Ōdate provided character designs.
Sentai Filmworks currently holds the domestic rights to No Game, No Life. Hulu describes the show as:
Bored with life and considering it in the real world to be just a “crappy game,” savvy siblings Sora and Shiro have withdrawn into their own fantasy world filled with video games. It is because of this that they are summoned to another world by a boy calling himself “God.” It’s here in this world where Sora and Shiro’s abilities are put to the test. They are now in a world where their fate – and the fate of all humanity – is decided by game. Can they beat the hardest game they’ve ever played?
Infinite Stratos is an original project from studio 8 bit. Yasuhito Kikuchi (Macross Frontier, El Hazard: The Alternative World) directed the show, which features character designs by Tomoyasu Kurashima (Magical Kanan, Iriya no Sora, UFO no Natsu). Fumihiko Shimo (Clannad, New Game!) was in charge of series composition.
Sentai Filmworks currently holds the rights to Infinite Stratos. Hulu describes the show as:
Despite being the only male capable of piloting an Infinite Stratos, Ichika has finally settled in to life at Infinite Stratos Academy. Unfortunately, living in a school full of competitive girls with giant robots has more hazards than perks as the fight for Ichika’s affections continues. And it’s not long before a new enemy appears- one with a very unexpected tie to Ichika and a plot to steal the Byakushi for its own evil purposes!
GATE originally aired in the Summer 2015 broadcast season, with a second cour hitting Japanese TV in January 2016. Takahiko Kyōgoku helmed the series at A-1 Pictures. Jun Nakai (The Sacred Blacksmith, Silver Spoon) provided character designs for the project, while Tatsuhiko Urahata handled series composition.
Sentai Filmworks currently holds the rights to GATE. Hulu describes the show as:
A gate to another world appears in the middle of Tokyo’s Ginza District, and the citizens of Tokyo are attacked by cavalry, dragons, and demons. Itami, an otaku who was in the area to purchase his long-awaited doujinshi, becomes the accidental hero of the day and gets promoted to second lieutenant of the Self-Defense Force. Not long after, he’s sent on a mission through the gate into the other world with typical otaku-like expectations of what he’ll find there.
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon?
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon? is based on Fujino Omori and Suzuhito Yasuda’s light novel series of the same name. Yoshiki Yamakawa (Kill Me Baby, Little Busters!) directed the series at J.C. Staff, while Shigeki Kimoto (Sky Girls) provided character designs. Hideki Shirane (Aria the Scarlet Ammo, Queen’s Blade: Rebellion) was in charge of series composition.
Sentai Filmworks currently holds the rights to Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon?. Hulu describes the show as:
In Orario, fearless adventurers band together in search of fame and fortune within the underground labyrinth known as the Dungeon. But Bell Cranel, novice adventurer, has bigger plans than riches and glory; he fights monsters in the hope of having a fateful encounter with a girl. When this happens, it doesn’t go exactly as he planned. Thus begins the story of an unlikely pair, a boy and a goddess.
Chivalry of a Failed Knight
Chivalry of a Failed Knight is based on the light novel series of the same name by Riku Misora. Shin Oonuma (Baka and Test, Watamote) directed the series, with Jin Tamamura filling the role of Series Director. Character designs were provided by Sei Komatsubara. Shogo Yasukawa (Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma, Terraformars) is handling the show’s composition, and Jin Aketagawa was in charge of sound direction. The actual animation was provided by the two-studio team of Silver Link and Nexus.
Sentai Filmworks currently holds the rights to the series. Hulu describes the show as:
For Ikki Kurogane, graduating as a Magical Knight is nigh impossible. Among Blazers, he’s considered the worst; he can materialize his soul into a weapon, but his magical power is extremely low. To add insult to injury, an unfortunate encounter with the talented and beautiful Princess Stella Vermillion slashes his already slim odds and alters the course of his life forever.
Maid Sama! is based on Hiro Fujiwara’s manga of the same name. Hiroaki Sakurai () directed the show at J.C. Staff, with Yuki Imoto () providing character designs. Mamiko Ikeda () was in charge of series composition for the project.
Sentai Filmworks currently holds the rights to Maid Sama! and releases the show under their Maiden Japan imprint. Hulu describes the title as:
Misaki is class president of a formerly all-male school. A beacon of hope to the female students as well as teachers, she rules over the boys with an iron fist and a heart of ice. A popular male student stumbles on to her secret double life- working part-time as an upbeat and cheery waitress at a maid cafe! Misaki is forced to make a deal: spend some time with him, or have her hard earned reputation destroyed by revealing her embarrassing secret.
Source: Hulu (Email Communication)