During its industry panel at Otakon in Las Vegas on Friday, anime publisher Aniplex of America revealed the English voice cast and release plans for “Your Lie in April,” as well as release details for “Saekano,” “The Anthem of the Heart,” and “Durarara!!x2 The Second Arc.”
The twenty-two episode “Your Lie in April” anime is adapted from Naoshi Arakawa’s manga, and will be released as two volumes on Blu-ray, presented with English and Japanese audio, and English and Spanish subtitles. The first volume, containing episodes one through eleven, will be available on Mar. 29, 2016, with an SRP of $159.98. It will include collectible postcards, case covers illustrated by Yukiko Aikei (character designer), and the volume one original soundtrack CD by Masaru Yokoyama, packaged in a box will illustration by Naoshi Arakawa.
The second Blu-ray set will follow on May 31, 2016, for $159.98, and will include the second volume of the CD soundtrack, collectable postcards, as well as case covers illustrated by Yukiko Aikei, and a box featuring illustration by series creator Naoshi Arakawa. The English dub cast, and their Japanese counterparts, can be found below. To learn more about the series, you can visit the official site.
Kousei Arima: Natsuki Hanae/Max Mittelman
Kaori Miyazono: Risa Taneda/Erica Lindbeck
Tsubaki Sawabe: Ayane Sakura/Erica Mendez
Ryota Watari: Ryota Ousaka/Kyle McCarley
Emi Igawa: Saori Hayami/Erika Harlacher
Takeshi Aiza: Yuki Kaji/Erik Kimerer
Nagi Aiza: Ai Kayano/Stephanie Sheh
Nao Kashiwagi: Shizuka Ishigami/Julie Ann Taylor
Saito: Kazuyuki Okitsu/Robbie Daymond
Saki Arima: Mamiko Noto/Wendee Lee
Hiroko Seto: Mie Sonozaki/Carrie Keranen
Koharu Seto: Inori Minase/Cristina Vee
The thirteen episode “Saekano” series will be released as two Blu-ray sets, presented in Japanese with English subtitles. The first Blu-ray set, which includes the first six episodes (zero through five), has an SRP of $74.98, and will be available on Mar. 29, 2016. It will include illustration postcards, clear Blu-ray cases with two-sided wraps, and a package illustrated by original character designer, Kurehito Misaki. The second Blu-ray set include episodes six through twelve, and has a price tag of $89.98. It will be available on May 31, 2016, and will include the same type of extras as the first set.
The release of “The Anthem of the Heart” will be the Blu-ray import version of the theatrical feature, released as standard ($69.98) and limited ($104.98) editions, with Japanese audio and English subtitles (not included for audio commentary). Both editions will be available Mar. 30, 2016, with the limited edition coming with some on-disc extras, including special programming before the theatrical release, the opening day greeting, and promotional videos and commercials, and physical goodies, like an original soundtrack CD, a fifty-two page theatrical pamphlet, a deluxe booklet (with corrections by Chief Animation Director, a staff roundtable discussion, visual collections, art settings, and more), packaged in an exclusive box and digipack art by character designer Masayoshi Tanaka.
“Durarara!!x2 The Second Arc” is the second installment of season two of the series, and will comprise volumes three and four of the Blu-ray and DVD sets, presented in English and Japanese, with English and Spanish subtitles. Series fans can look for volume three of the series on DVD ($59.98) and Blu-ray ($99.98) on Mar. 22, 2016. It looks like both versions will include a sixteen-page deluxe booklet, illustration postcards, clear cases with two-sided wraps, and a package illustrated by character designer, Takahiro Kishida. Volume four will include the same type of extras, along with the episode 13.5 OVA, and will be available on DVD ($59.98) and Blu-ray ($99.98) beginning on May 24, 2016.