Funimation News: Sasaki and Miyano Eng Dub Start Date; Acquired Sword Art Online Alicization War of Underworld English Dub Library

Funimation has acquired all 23 episodes of Sword Art Online’s English-dubbed adaptation Alicization War of Underworld. Distributed series Aniplex of America previously premiered on Adult Swim’s Toonami lineup which wrapped in early 2021 after numerous production delays due to COVID-19. The series is written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by abec. It is animated by A-1 Pictures and directed by Manabu Ono. The English dub cast includes Bryce Papenbrook, Cherami Leigh and Kayli Mills in the lead roles.

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Synopsis:
A new world, unknown memories and a name that cannot be forgotten. With no memory of logging on, Kirito finds himself in a whole new world with mysterious memories of a boy named Eugeo and a young blonde girl, Alice.

His name seems important to him, unforgettable. But why? As he travels the world in search of a way to disconnect, will he stumble upon something even more important than returning home?


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Funimation has announced a February 5 start date for the English-dubbed adaptation of Sasaki and Miyano. The Studio Deen-produced series is directed by Shinji Ishihira (Super Lovers) and Takehiro Ueno (Kochoki Episode Director) at Studio DEEN, with series composition by Yoshiko Nakamura (Super Lovers) and character design by Maki Fujii. (I have always loved you ). Here is the cast and crew of the English dub:

Cast and crew

Kellen Goff (Akudama Drive) as Sasaki
Joshua Waters (Ishida and Asakura) as Miyano
Brandon McInnis (Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan) as Hirano
Kayleigh McKee (Kageki Shojo!!) as Kuresawa
Y. Chang (Horimiya) as Tashiro
ADR Director Emily Fajardo
ADR Engineers James Baker, Xavier Earl
ADR scenario Katelyn Barr
Neal Malley mix

Synopsis:
Miyano spends his days reading the Boys’ Love manga and worrying about the soft features of his face. His fictional world becomes reality when a chance encounter leads him to Sasaki High School in the middle of a fight.

Now, Sasaki wants to take every possible opportunity to get to know Miyano. And what was once admiration quickly turns into affection.

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