Pied Piper, Inc’s official Kickstarter project to raise enough money to release the Skip Beat! anime in North America has ended in success. It was fully funded three days before the campaign ended. Pied Piper initially launched the crowd-funding project on Indiegogo, but then relaunched it on Kickstarter one month ago. They received $224,546 USD in pledges, which will cover a DVD and Blu-ray release of the series. The goal for a Blu-ray release was $185,000 USD. The minimum goal for the Kickstarter project was $155,000 USD.
Pied Piper has been gradually revealing the English dub cast. The cast list is as follows (character/actor):
- Kyoko Mogami – Caitlin Glass
- Kanae Kotonami – Erica Lindbek
- Sho Fuwa – Grant George
- Ren Tsuruga – Robbie Daymond
- Maria Takarada – Mela Lee
- Lori Takarada – Richard Epcar
- Erika Koenji – Cristina Vee
- Yukihito Yashiro – Vic Mignogna
- Yuusei Ishibashi – Bryce Papenbrook
- Shinichi Ishibashi – Todd Haberkorn
- Hikaru Ishibashi – Kyle McCarley
- Nimori Nanokura – Christine M. Cabanos
TV Tokyo required Pied Piper to produce an English dub for the North American and Canadian release. All 25 episodes will be dubbed for this release.