‘Aoashi’ Scores A Goal With English Voice Cast Announcement

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‘Aoashi’ is a sports manga written and illustrated by Yūgo Kobayashi. It began publication in 2015 through Shogakukan and was serialized in ‘Weekly Big Comic Spirits.’ It has been picked by the Japanese animation studio Production I.G for an anime adaptation that launched in April 2022. Crunchyroll picked up the series for their streaming service for release in North America and has now revealed the voice cast for an English dub.

Crunchyroll listed the cast on their website:

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  • Ciarán Strange (Richard in Requiem of the Rose King) as Ashito Aoi
  • Eric Vale (Trunks in Dragon Ball Z Kai) as Tatsuya Fukuda
  • Marisa Duran (Lou/Louise in SHADOWS HOUSE) as Hana Ichijo
  • Monica Rial (Bulma in Dragon Ball Z Kai) as Noriko Aoi
  • Blake McNamara (Seth Rich Cutter in Appare-Ranman!) as Shun Aoi
  • Greg Silva as Futamihama Coach
  • Kim Morton as Kogure
  • Meg McClain as Nanami
  • Kelsey Maher as Sawa
  • Jennifer Alyx as Female Assistant 1A
  • Aaron Campbell as Goalie’s Father
  • Nazeeh Tasha as Male Baishinji Player 1A, Male Spectator 1A
  • Ben Balmaceda as Male Baishinji Player 1B, Male Futamihama Player 1D
  • Alex Mai as Male Futamihama Player 1A, Male Spectator 1B
  • JR Joseph as Male Futamihama Player 1A
  • Paul Cline as Male Futamihama Player 1C, Male Underclassman 1A
  • Justin Green as Male Underclassman 1B
  • Jack Reeder as Male Baishinji Goalie 1A

Shawn Gann serves as the ADR Director with Emi Lo and Marcus Stimac working as assistant ADR directors.

You can watch the trailer for the series below:

MyAnimeList describes the synopsis as follows,

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“Ashito Aoi is a young, aspiring football player from a backwater town in Japan. His hopes of getting into a high school with a good football club are dashed when he causes an incident during a critical match for his team, which results in their loss and elimination from the tournament. Nevertheless, he catches the eye of someone important who happened to be visiting from Tokyo. How will things turn out for Ashito?”

The anime is written by Masahiro Yokotani with music by Masaru Yokoyama. The manga is published in North America by Shogakukan Asia. The manga has released over two dozen volumes.


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