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Discotek Media Announces Kemono Friends Dub Cast

Kemono Friends Anime VisualEarlier today, Discotek Media hosted their industry panel at Otakon. During the event, the publisher announced the English dub cast for Kemono Friends. The series will star the following:

  • Kaban: Suzie Yeung
  • Serval: Dani Chambers
  • Lucky Beast: Suzie Yeung
  • Common Raccoon: Madeleine Morris
  • Fennec Fox: Alexis Tipton
  • Hippopotamus: Melissa Sternenberg
  • Small-Clawed Otter: Emi Lo
  • Jaguar: Terri Doty
  • Japanese Crested Ibis: Michelle Marie
  • Alpaca Suri: Corinne Sudberg
  • Sand Cat: Kristi Rothrock
  • Tsuchinoko: Sarah Williams
  • Black-Tailed Prairie Dog: Sarah Wiedenheft
  • North American Beaver: Elisa Annette
  • Lion: Krystal LaPorte
  • Siberian Moose: Hayden Daviau
  • Princess: Amanda Lee
  • Emperor: Dawn M. Bennett
  • Gen: Megan Shipman
  • Rocker: Morgan Berry
  • Hululu: Kayli Mills
  • Mirai: Suzie Yeung
  • Aurochs: Marcie Teague
  • Arabian Oryx: Leah Clark
  • Giant Armadillo: Emily Fajardo
  • Crested Porcupine: Anairis Quinones
  • White Rhinoceros: Cassie Ewulu
  • Panther Chameleon: Jad Saxton
  • Shoebill: Sandra Toure
  • Japanese Black Bear: Amanda Gish
  • Professor (Northern White-Faced Owl): Kimberley Anne Campbell
  • Assistant (Eurasian Eagle Owl): Bryn Apprill
  • Margay: Caitlin Glass
  • Ezo Red Fox: Apphia Yu
  • Silver Fox: Natalie Van Sistine
  • Reticulated Giraffe: Amber May
  • Gray Wolf: Marissa Lenti
  • Campo Flicker: Yenni Ann
  • Golden Snub-Nosed Monkey: Michelle Rojas
  • Brown Bear: Amber Lee Connors
  • African Wild Dog: Danielle McRae
  • Aardwolf: Lindsay Sheppard
  • Fossa: Chasity Conner
  • Indian Elephant: Elise Baughman
  • Axis Deer: Felecia Angelle
  • Tasmanian Devil: Geordie Holly
  • Frilled Lizard: Tia Ballard
  • King Cobra: Kira Buckland
  • Indian Peafowl: Meli Grant
  • Southern Tamandua: Kristen McGuire
  • Okapi: Jocelyn Michelle Townsie
  • Scarlet Ibis: Katelyn Barr
  • Capybara: Alison Viktorin
  • Short-Beaked Common Dolphin: Alex Moore
  • Black Cerulean: Chris Guerrero

The publisher will work with Sound Cadence Studios to produce the adaptation. Marissa Lenti will direct the dub and write the scripts. Discotek started streaming an English trailer for the feature, which you can check out below.

The publisher also streamed two clips from the dub. one features Triple-P’s song, as performed by the English cast, while the other introduces the major cast members.

Kemono Friends will be released on Blu-Ray on September 24. Planned extras on the release include “Friend Bios, Bloopers, Behind-the-Scenes Video, [and] Commentary Tracks”, among others.

Kemono Friends began life as a smartphone game from publisher Nexon, which launched in March 2015. The game ended service on December 14, 2017, ahead of the anime’s January 10 première. In February, Nexon announced that, despite the anime’s popularity, the game wouldn’t return. A spokesperson softened the message later, stating that it’s “possible” for a revival of the game.

The Kemono Friends anime, which aired in Winter 2017, is based on said smartphone game. TATSUKI directed the show at Yaoyorozu, with Shigenori Tanabe (Danchi Tomoo) writing and overseeing the show’s scripts. Sgt. Frog creator Mine Yoshizaki is credited with the original character concept designs.

Crunchyroll streamed Kemono Friends as it aired in Japan. They describe the show as:

About The story takes place in Japari Park, an enormous integrated zoo built somewhere in this world. A mysterious substance found there, called “Sand Star,” causes the animals to turn into humanoid beings called “Animal Girls”! These new creatures spend every day peacefully with the zoo’s visitors… but after some time, a lost child turns up in the park. The child’s attempt to find the way home turns into a great adventure with the Animal Girls!

Source: Twitter (DiscotekMedia)

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