This is the beginning of a beautiful relationship for Netflix and Production I.G..

Earlier today, Netflix started streaming B: The Beginning on their digital platform. The twelve-episode series is available worldwide, with audio in Japanese, English, Spanish, French, and German. Subtitles are available in English, Spanish, Japanese, and Chinese (Traditional and Simplified).

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

The Japanese voice cast includes:

  • Keith Kazama Flick: Hiroaki Hirata
  • Koku: Yuuki Kaji
  • Lily Hoshina: Asami Seto
  • Eric Toga: Hiroki Touchi
  • Boris Meier: Minoru Inaba
  • Kaela Yoshinaga: Ami Koshimizu
  • Brian Brandon: Toshiyuki Toyonaga
  • Mario: ShintarĊ Tanaka
  • John Henry Richard: Atsushi Goto
  • Gilbert Ross: Toshiyuki Morikawa
  • Minazuki: Kaito Ishikawa

Meanwhile, the English dub stars 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

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.

Source: Netflix