Sakura Wars the Animation
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Acting for Two: Besides reprising her role as Komachi Oba, Ryoko Shiraishi has an uncredited role as the cat who often frequents the Grand Imperial Theater. Adaptation First: The worldwide release of the anime marks the first appearances of the new Flower Division, as well as the Shanghai, Berlin and London Combat Revues. Creator Couple: Terri Doty is Leyla's English voice actress and her husband Stephen Hoff is the dub's ADR director. Doing It for the Art: While adapting the script for the English dub, Terri Doty did an extensive amount of research with the series, including playing . Sakura Wars (2019) Fake Russian: Kenji Akabane, Misaki Watada and Haruka Shiraishi play the Russian Valery Kaminski, Klara M. Ruzhkova and Leyla. So did Aaron Dismuke, Lindsay Seidel (who are both white) and Terri Doty (who has Mexican descent) who are the English voice actors of Valery, Klara, and Leyla. I Knew It!: Quite a few people predicted that Funimation would get the license to simulcast the series in North America and the United Kingdom. Many predicted that the Moscow Combat Revue would be featured in the series. They were right. Some fans correctly predicted that Show Hayami would return as the show's narrator. Many also correctly deduced that White Mask would be Hakushu. Some fans predicted that Cherami Leigh would voice Sakura in the English dub. They were right. Meaningful Release Date: The first trailer premiered on January 29, 2020, which was Ayane Sakura's 26th birthday. The series premiered on April 3, 2020, two months before Sega's 60th anniversary. The eleventh episode, which featured the Imperial, London, Berlin and Shanghai Combat Revues joining forces, premiered on June 12, 2020 — six months to the release of , which also featured the four main Combat Revues. Sakura Wars (2019) By sheer coincidence, the dub cast was announced on February 1, Claris' birthday. Milestone Celebration: The series premiered in 2020, the 60th anniversary of Sega and the 20th anniversary of the first TV series. Funimation's Blu-ray release coincides with the 25th anniversary of Sakura Wars and the 20th anniversary of Is Paris Burning?. No Dub for You: Surprisingly averted. Despite the original game not being dubbed for its 2020 release, Funimation dubbed the anime in 2021, sixteen years after their previous effort, École de Paris. No Export for You: The series wasn't officially distributed in South America. The Original Darrin: After being replaced by Christiana Yuuki for the English dub of the Sumire OVA, Michelle Ruff returns to voice Sumire Kanzaki. Production Posse: As with the 2019 game, there are several Sanzigen Animation Studio regulars. Director Manabu Ono storyboarded the game's opening sequence. Assistant director Yoshikazu Kon co-directed and storyboarded the in-game cutscenes. Character designer and animation director Takuya Chanohara performed similar duties for the games cutscenes as well as . Fire Emblem: Three Houses Mechanical designer Fumihiro Katagai designed the props for the in-game cinematics. Tatsuhiko Urahata worked with Ono on and Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere . Saki Passione also assisted with the in-game cinematics. Sound effects artist Yasuyuki Konno and color designer Aiko Matsuyama performed similar duties for , which was chief directed by Manabu Ono. The Asterisk War Toshihiko Masuda, the storyboard artist for episode 7 and a TMS Entertainment regular, worked on the opening animation for , the first Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog Animated Adaptation of the series. Sonic the Hedgehog Relationship Voice Actor: In the English dub, Cherami Leigh (Sakura Amamiya), Amber Lee Connors (Hatsuho Shinonome), Tia Ballard (Komachi Oba), Caitlin Glass (Hiromi Hongo) and Monica Rial (Kaoru Rindo) were regulars on the franchise, with Fairy Tail Ian Sinclair (Seijuro Kamiyama), Terri Doty (Layla), Aaron Dismuke (Kaminski), Sarah Wiedenheft (Azami Mochizuki), Alexis Tipton (Itsuki Saijo) and Stephanie Young (Anastasia Palma) sometimes providing minor roles. Role Reprise: Voice actors returning from the 2019 game are Yohei Azakami as Seijuro Kamiyama, Ayane Sakura as Sakura Amamiya, Maaya Uchida as Hatsuho Shinonome, Hibiku Yamamura as Azami Mochizuki, Ayaka Fukuhara as Anastasia Palma, Saori Hayami as Clarissa "Claris" Snowflake, Nana Mizuki as Elise, Manami Numakura as Lancelot, Sumire Uesaka as Yui Huang, Michie Tomizawa as Sumire Kanzaki, Ryoko Shiraishi as Komachi Oba, Yui Ishikawa as Kaoru Rindo, Tomokazu Sugita as Reiji Shiba, Mayu Yoshioka as Itsuki Saijo, Haruka Terui as Hiromi Hongo, Miyuki Sawashiro as Hakushu Murasame and Show Hayami as the narrator. In the English dub, Sumire Kanzaki is once again voiced by Michelle Ruff, who dubbed the character in nearly 18 years before Funimation announced the dub's cast. Sakura Wars: The Movie Sequel in Another Medium: The anime series serves as a sequel to the 2019 video game. Studio Hop: Written by Cast Member: In the English dub, Terri Doty was the ADR writer as well as Leyla's voice actress. You Sound Familiar: From the English dub of École de Paris, Monica Rial (Coquelicot) is Kaoru Rindo, Caitlin Glass (Erica Fontaine) is Hiromi Hongo and Luci Christian (Ci Caprice) is Hakushu Murasame.
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