FUNimation Reveals ‘The Boy and the Beast’ English Dub Cast and Theatrical Date

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FUNimation Entertainment has just announced the theatrical date and English dub cast for The Boy and The Beast. The film comes from acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda. The film will premiere in theaters across North America on March 4, 2016. Fans can choose to watch it with the original Japanese audio and English subtitles or with the new English dub. FUNimation worked closely with Hosoda in order to produce an English dub that matched Hosoda’s vision for the film. Advance tickets will be available from February 5 here. A poster for the film is featured below. FUNimation provided a synopsis of the film:

The Boy and The Beast” (“Bakemono no Ko” in Japanese) tells the story of Kyuta, a young orphan living on the streets of Shibuya, who stumbles into a fantastic world of beasts. He’s taken in by Kumatetsu, a gruff, rough-around-the-edges warrior beast who’s been searching for the perfect apprentice. Despite their constant bickering, Kyuta and Kumatetsu begin training together and slowly form a bond as surrogate father and son. But when a deep darkness threatens to throw the human and beast worlds into chaos, the strong bond between this unlikely family will be put to the ultimate test—a final showdown that will only be won if the two can finally work together using all of their combined strength and courage.

The English dub cast is as follows (character/actor):

  • Kyuta (Young) – Luci Christian
  • Kyuta (Teen) – Eric Vale
  • Kumatetsu – John Swasey
  • Kaede – Bryn Apprill
  • Chico – Monica Rial
  • Hyakushubo – Alex Organ
  • Tatara – Ian Sinclair
  • Iozen – Sean Hennigan
  • Ichirohiko (Young) – Morgan Berry
  • Ichirohiko (Teen) – Austin Tindle
  • Jiromaru (Young) – Brittney Karbowski
  • Jiromaru (Teen) – Josh Grelle
  • Kyuta’s Mother – Jessica Cavanagh
  • Kyuta’s Father – Chuck Hüber
  • Lord – Steve Powell

Mike McFarland is the ADR director. John Bergmeier is the ADR head script writer, Bonny Clinkenbeard is an ADR script writer, Matt Grounds is the lead ADR engineer and Zachary Davis is the assistant ADR engineer.

From November 2014 to September 2017, this author covered as much anime news as possible, and published several dozen reviews of anime and Cartoon Network titles thanks primarily to Madman and Hanabee.

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