It’s time to meet the first three members of this charming series.

Earlier today, Right Stuf revealed the first three cast members in their English dub for Aria the Animation in a “backers-only” Kickstarter update. The series will star the following:

  • Akari: Veronica Taylor
  • Aika: Jessica Calvello
  • Alice: Tara Tisch-Wallace

Headline Studios’ Joe DiGiorgi is directing the adaptation.

Taylor and Calvello were both confirmed to be attached to the project over the course of the Kickstarter, which closed on September 11. 2,648 backers contributed to the project, with an average contribution of $224.95 per backer. Nozomi started the Kickstarter with an initial goal of $110,000.

Three other cast members were confirmed for the adaptation, though specific roles have yet to be announced:

  • Lisa Ortiz
  • Michelle Knotz
  • Carol Jacobanis

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?

Sources: Kickstarter