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Right Stuf’s “Aria the Animation” Dub Adds Angora Deb, Karen Smith


It looks like Amelie’s ready to sail into this dubbed anime world.

Earlier today, Right Stuf revealed the two new cast members in their English dub for Aria the Animation in a “backers-only” Kickstarter update. The adaptation will add the following:

  • Amelie (Episode 7): Angora Deb
  • Akino Ametsuchi (“Grandma”): Karen Smith

The cast members join seven previously confirmed roles:

  • Akari: Veronica Taylor
  • Aika: Jessica Calvello
  • Alice: Tara Tisch-Wallace
  • Alicia: Marissa Lenti
  • Akira: Carol Jacobanis
  • Athena: Michele Knotz
  • Ai: Lisa Ortiz

Headline Studios’ Joe DiGiorgi is directing the adaptation.

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

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