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Crunchyroll Reveals Tomodachi Game Anime's English Dub Cast, April 19 Premiere

Apr 19, 2022 08:22 AM

Crunchyroll announced on Monday that it will begin streaming the English dub for the television anime of Yuki Sato Tomodachi Game (Friends Games) manga on Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. EDT.

The English cast includes:

  • David Matranga as Yuichi
  • Josh Bangle as Tenji
  • Caitlin Glass as Shiho
  • Dani Chambers as Yutori
  • Aaron Campbell as Shibe
  • Kiba Walker as Manabu (rotating role)
  • Monica Rial as Tsukino
  • Sara Ragsdale as Maria
  • Randy Pearlman as Yoshida
  • Anastasia Munoz as Yuichi's Mother
  • Rachel Thompson as Female Random Student 01A
  • Dusty Feeney as Female Student 01A
  • Dylan Mobley as Male Random Student 01A
  • Ashley Thereon as Male Random Student 01B
  • Kristian Eros as Male Student 01A
  • Cris George as Male Student 01B
  • Tristan Bonner as Male Student 01C
  • Dylan Mobley as Male Student 01D
  • Garrett Schenck as Male Teacher 01A
  • Dusty Feeney, Rachel Thompson, Kelsey Maher, and Lucía Lobosvilla as Walla (crowd noise): Kids
  • Tristan Bonner, Kristian Eros, Dylan Mobley, Ashley Thereon, Dusty Feeney, Rachel Thompson, Kelsey Maher, and Lucía Lobosvilla as Walla (crowd noise): Students
  • R Bruce Elliott as ???

Jad Saxton is directing the English dub. Katelyn Barr is writing the English script with Emily Neves as supervisor. James Baker is in charge of ADR prep, and Gino Palencia is the mix engineer.

The series premiered on NTV on April 6 at 1:29 a.m. JST. The show then aired on BS NTV and AT-X. The show is also streaming on Hulu and d Anime Store. Crunchyroll is streaming the anime as it airs in Japan

The story, based on Mikoto Yamaguchi's original concept, centers on Yūichi Katagiri, a young man with a perfect student life who has four friends with difficult lives. His peaceful daily life comes to an end when 2 million yen (about US$20,000) in school trip fees goes missing. Riddles unfold as Yūichi gets caught up in a mysterious game for money and must decide whether friendship or money matters more.

Hirofumi Ogura (Cells at Work!, Black Butler II) is directing the anime at Okuru to Noboru, and Kenta Ihara (Saga of Tanya the Evil, Tsukimichi -Moonlit Fantasy-) is supervising and writing the series scripts. Satomi Miyazaki is designing the characters. Studio Tulip's Si Man Wei (Edens Zero) is the art director, while Studio Tulip's Tsukasa Ohira (No Game, No Life) is in charge of art setting. Aiko Mizuno (Cells at Work!) is the color key artist. Yomogiko Murano (Attack on Titan The Final Season, Kono Oto Tomare!: Sounds of Life) is the compositing director of photography. MICHIRU (BEM, Ascendance of a Bookworm) is composing the music. Hiroto Morishita (Higurashi: When They Cry – GOU) is directing the sound at Studio Mouse.

Nana Mizuki performs the opening theme song "Double Shuffle." Rock band saji performs the ending theme song "Tomoshibi."

Sato (Sherlock Bones, Yokai Doctor) launched the manga in Kodansha's Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in December 2013. The manga went on hiatus in December 2019, returned for one chapter in February 2020, and then went back on hiatus. The manga entered its final arc in August 2020.

Source: Crunchyroll (Liam Dempsey)

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