Durarara!!×2 English Dub to Premiere March 10

Durarara!!x2
Aniplex of America announced on Friday that it will stream an English dub for Durarara!!×2 Shō beginning on March 10. A new dubbed episode will premiere every Tuesday.

Many cast members are revising their roles from the first season. The dub cast, under director Kirk Thornton, includes:

Kari Wahlgren as Celty Sturluson
Darrel Guilbeau as Mikado Ryugamine
Bryce Papenbrook as Masaomi Kida
Michelle Ruff as Anri Sonohara
Johnny Yong Bosch as Izaya Orihara
Crispin Freeman as Shizuo Heiwajima
Yuri Lowenthal as Shinra Kishitani
Steve Blum as Kyohei Kadota
Brian Beacock asWalker Yumasaki
Mela Lee as Erika Karisawa
Spike Spencer as Saburo Togusa
Kyle McCarley as Aoba Kuronuma
Bridget Hoffman as Kururi Orihara
G.K. Bowes as Mairu Orihara
Vic Mignogna as Kasuka Heiwajima
Doug Stone as Shingen Kishitani
David Earnest as Seiji Yagiri
Bridget Hoffman as Namie Yagiri
Cassandra Lee Morris as Saki Mikajima
Keith Silverstein as Tom Tanaka
Dan Woren as Haruya Shiki
Christopher Smith as Kinnosuke Kuzuhara
Patrick Seitz as Simon Brezhnev
Doug Erholtz as Max Sandshelt
Lex Lang as Egor
The dub, like the Japanese version that is currently airing in Japan, will be available in North America on Crunchyroll, Hulu, and the Aniplex Channel.

This will be Aniplex of America’s first English dub to premiere while the series is still airing in Japan.

News: Funimation Confirms Dub for Tokyo Ghoul Season 1

Tokyo Ghoul
North American anime distributor Funimation confirmed during its DubbleTalk Block’s live talk show on Wednesday that it is now dubbing the first Tokyo Ghoul season for streaming. The company began streaming the second season, Tokyo Ghoul √A, with an English dub on Wednesday. It also streamed the first season with English subtitles as it aired in Japan last year.

Anime Recommendation for February 2015: Yu Yu Hakusho

YuYu Hakusho This month’s anime recommendation is considered to be one of the best older series out there, once able to compete with dragonball z’s popularity when it first aired Yu Yu Hakusho

Yu Yu Hakusho is a possibly one of the BEST anime of all time, it first aired in 1992, and ended its original broadcast run in 1995, with 112 episodes. This anime has just about everything. Martial Arts, Demons, insanely overpowered attacks, and a great plot. I can’t think of many shows that can pull that off and be successful.
For its time, the animation for this series was pretty damn amazing, the english voice cast seems to have been picked out pretty well too. If you enjoy anime with fighting, and haven’t seen this before, you’re going to just love it.

Plot Summary:
This anime starts off with a rather normal plot, and takes a huge turn very early on into the series. The main character, Yusuke attempts to save a childs life by pushing them out of the way to prevent them from being run over, only to get run over himself, resulting in his untimely death. However, it seems as though luck played into Yusuke’s hands, as he is given a second chance, purely because ‘space hasn’t been made’ for him in the afterlife. From here on, Yusuke is appointed the position of Spirit Detective of living world, and must fight demons as each new case comes up, in order to save the world from potential chaos.

Sword Art Online II To Receive English Dub – Starting March 2015

Sword Art Online II
Aniplex of America announced at its Katsucon panel on Saturday that Sword Art Online II will air on Adult Swim’s Toonami programming block beginning on March 28 at 1:00 a.m. EST. The English dub cast from the first season will return, and Michelle Ruff (Bleach, Gurren Lagann) will join the cast as Sinon.

The first Sword Art Online series previously ran on Toonami starting in August, 2013.

Aniplex of America streamed Sword Art Online II on Daisuki and Crunchyroll as it aired in Japan beginning last July. The series adapts the third arc, Phantom Bullet, from Reki Kawahara’s original light novel series.

Toonami premiered Kill la Kill earlier this month, but the block’s run time was recently cut by several hours.

Funimation to dub 10 currently ongoing subbed anime

FUNimation Entertainment announced that it will offer Broadcast Dubs for Assassination Classroom, Death Parade, Tokyo Ghoul √A, The Rolling Girls, World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman, Kamisama Kiss 2, Absolute Duo, Yuri Kuma Arashi, Yona of the Dawn, and Maria the Virgin Witch.

Funimation will also launch a two-hour “primetime block” beginning on Wednesday, February 18 at 8:00 p.m. EST. The block will feature the broadcast dubs of Assassination Classroom, Death Parade, and Tokyo Ghoul √A in that order, followed by a web show titled DubbleTalk. Funimation marketing staffers Justin Rojas and Lauren Moore will host the half-hour show with Chad James of ScrewAttack.

The other Broadcast Dubs will air as follows:

The Rolling Girls on Saturdays at 12:58 p.m. starting February 21
World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman on Sundays at 11:05 a.m. starting February 22
Kamisama Kiss Season 2 on Mondays at 1:35 p.m. starting February 23
Absolute Duo on Mondays at 1 p.m. starting March 16
Yuri Kuma Arashi on Mondays at 1:30 p.m. starting March 16
Yona of the Dawn on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. starting March 17
Maria the Virgin Witch on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. starting March 22
The Broadcast Dubs will be available to Funimation subscribers, and the DubbleTalk web show will stream on Funimation’s website and Twitch TV.

Funimation is currently streaming the subtitled versions of all of the shows as they air in Japan.

Funimation launched its first two Broadcast Dubs, Psycho-Pass 2 and Laughing Under the Clouds, in November after premiering both shows with subtitles in October. The company plans to produce a final English dub after the Broadcast Dub and before the home video release of each show.