Aniplex of America Announces English Dub and Product Release Details for Charlotte and The Asterisk War at A-Kon
June 4, 2016 by J!-ENT
Key’s Second Original Anime to Receive English Dub and Home Release
SANTA MONICA, CA (June 4, 2016) – At their industry panel at A-Kon in Dallas, Texas today,
Aniplex of America announced their plans to dub and release the popular anime series Charlotte on
Blu-ray this August. The all-star creative team of Jun Maeda (Original Story/Screenplay), Na-Ga
(Original Character Design), and P.A. Works (Animation) reunited five years after making the hit anime
“Angel Beats!” to create this completely original anime series. Volume 1 is scheduled for release on
August 16th and Volume 2 on November 15th. Pre-orders for both SKUs will begin next Monday (June
6th) on the official Charlotte U.S. website (www.charlotteanime.com).
Aniplex of America also debuted the English dub trailer confirming their cast members for the English
version of the show. Under the direction of Tony Oliver, the dub will star Ray Chase (Magi,
Durarara!!x2) as Yu Otosaka, Lauren Landa (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Sword Art Online) as Nao
Tomori, Lucien Dodge (Fate/Zero, Magi) as Jojiro Takajo, Ryan Bartley (Your lie in April, Fate/stay
night: Unlimited Blade Works) as Yusa and Misa Nishimori, and Kira Buckland (Blue Exorcist,
Aldnoah.Zero) as Ayumi Otosaka.
Much like Angel Beats!, this second collaborative effort from Maeda, Na-Ga, and P.A. Works has been
widely praised by fans and critics alike. In their review of Charlotte, Fandom Post remarked, “From the
creators of perhaps one of the greatest anime of all-time, Angel Beats! comes this highly entertaining
and refreshing look at superpowers and the misuse of them.” Kotaku added, “Charlotte is an anime that
has all the pieces needed in its world of superpowers and the children that have them to be both a
comedic and emotional masterpiece.”
One day, a small percentage of adolescents start to experience an onset of special abilities. Yu Otosaka is
one of these ability-wielders and he decides to use his power – the ability to take over any target’s body
for five seconds, to get accepted into a prestigious high school. Just when he is about to start his dream
high school life as the popular honor student, a girl named Nao Tomori appears before him. Little does
he know, this encounter reveals the cruel fate awaiting the special ability-wielders.
For details on Charlotte, please visit: www.charlotteanime.com
Charlotte Blu-ray Volume 1 features:
*Art subject to change
Spoken Languages: Japanese & English
Subtitles: English & Spanish
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 widescreen
Number of Discs: 2 Blu-ray Discs
Total Run Time: Approx. 170 min.
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