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'Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry' English Dub Cast Announced

by Vindstot
May 7, 2017 2:24 PM | 40 Comments
American anime licensor Sentai Filmworks has announced English dub cast for Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry (Chivalry of a Failed Knight) on Friday. Christopher Ayres will direct the dub, with David Wald in charge of the script.

Cast
Ikki Kurogane: Clint Bickham
Ikki Kurogane (Young), Renren Tomaru: Tiffany Grant
Stella Vermillion: Luci Christian
Shizuku Kurogane: Juliet Simmons
Nagi Arisuin: Chris Patton
Ayase Ayatsuji: Chelsea Ryan McCurdy
Toka Todo: Stephanie Wittels
Kurono Shinguuji: Kelly Manison
Kagami Kusakabe: Shannon Emerick
Nene Saikyou, Onitama: Hilary Haag
Yuuri Oriki: Molly Searcy
Utakata Misogi: Kalin Coates
Ikazuchi Saijou: Jack Ivy
Kanata Totokubara: Shelley Calene-Black
Kuraudo Kurashiki: Andrew Love
Shizuya Kirihara: Blake Shepard
Bishou: Mark Laskowski
Ryouma Kurogane: Josh Morrison
Torajirou Nangou: Carl Masterson
Mamoru Akaza: James Belcher
Itsuki Kurogane: David Matranga
Lord Vermillion: Josh Morrison
Kaito Ayatsuji: Luis Galindo
Hangetsu Tsukuyomi: Shanae'a Moore
Mikazuki Tsukuyomi: Cara Duncan
Announcer: Natalie Rial
Manabe: Tyler Galindo
Yakin: Greg Cote
Momotani: Cameron Bautsch
Sugawara: Bryson Baugus

Other voice actors with roles unannounced include Christopher Ayres, Katelyn Barr, Johnny Delacerda, Karlii Hoch, Carolyn Medrano, and Allen Titel.

Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry adapts the light novel written by Riku Misora with illustrations by Won. Produced by Silver Link. and Nexus, the anime aired in Fall 2015 for 12 episodes, and was simulcast by Hulu. Sentai Filmworks will release the series in Blu-ray and DVD volume, as well as a premium box set on June 13.

Teaser


Source: Official site

20 of 40 Comments Recent Comments

It's rather decent. However, i have no interest watching it dubbed.

May 16, 2019 11:49 AM by Yoshithehero

I enjoy this anime I recommend this too anyone who like ecchi anime or awesome fan service and bonus thing is the story it kind of interesting

Jan 31, 2019 2:08 AM by Oranjiyo

Normally I always prefer dubs. I can honestly say this is the first anime I have preferred the sub for, for me its the MC actor, whoever is doing his voice is so bad it is distracting.

Jul 3, 2017 8:07 AM by KoolAid_the_RED

The BD/DVD will have both English sub and dub. So if people don't like the dub they can just choose to watch it in English sub when they buy it. It would be great if selling this really helps getting second season.

May 16, 2017 7:58 PM by AP24

I think Luci Christian can make a decent Stella, but Clint Bickham's Ikki is almost unbearable in that video clip. And I made that assessment in a relative vacuum; I haven't watched Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry in a year and a half. Of course, maybe it's just the poor directing. After all, I know Luci Christian can act way better than she's doing here, so I have to assume Clint is being allowed to phone it in too. Shame on you, Christopher Ayres. You've directed too many things for you to be this bad unintentionally. Or can you really have so little time/money that this is the best you can do?

Leave it to fans like me to complain about the people trying to officially bring anime to the US, and based on just a tiny sample scene, no less! I just hope the dub is better than that little teaser video suggests.

EDIT: I just saw the first several episodes, and the dub is actually way better than the trailer suggests. Christian makes for an endearing Stella, and Bickham offers us a surprisingly adorkable Ikki. That's not to say it's perfect; as the dub went on, I started noticing that Ayres seems to consistently err on the side of underacting with Bickham's Ikki (and, somewhat less importantly, McCurdy's Ayase). I mean, I get it, because Ikki is a pretty calm and controlled character, but there are lots of lines Bickham delivers with an unnatural deliberateness, and his tonal inflection doesn't typically jump high enough for him to get away with dropping his intonation at the end of almost every goddamn sentence. His words just kind of shrink away. Still though, I owe the crew an apology.

Although I am now rather irritated by how one particular line was handled in episode nine. What should have been a small character moment for Stella, expressing some guilt and/or uncertainty regarding something she's learning about herself, ended up very...different. I can't help but imagine Christian read the line that way once for a cheap laugh - which it got - but then Ayres kept the take anyways. C'mon man. Grumble grumble.
...Because if you can't rant and complain about relatively minor problems on the internet, then where can you?

May 16, 2017 5:43 PM by ZetaAspect

Maybe Sentai getting this out the door will help pave the way for season 2.

Doesn't happen often but sometimes they wait for the dubbed version of a show to be out before deciding on future plans.

May 15, 2017 11:45 PM by Jonesy974

Lucy Christian doesn't fit Stella at all. WFT?? T_T

May 8, 2017 7:18 PM by Tracer_Senpai

the package was pretty, the story is ***** up. Give the tournament already.

May 8, 2017 3:01 PM by draco6

OppaiSugoi said:
And this is why subs > dubs.

No mate, it's not like that.
RAW > Fansub > Eng Dub > Fucked up subs (licensed).

May 8, 2017 8:39 AM by Rayzer

And this is why subs > dubs.

May 8, 2017 8:10 AM by OppaiSugoi

ano Sumimasen desuga....English dub wa Sonzai shite wa narimasen

May 8, 2017 7:32 AM by A_hsaoruk_A

How disappointing, I thought it was a second season...

No one cares for bad english dubs except in North America.

May 8, 2017 6:11 AM by YorukaWaifu

jc9622 said:
exaccuss said:
haha wow. So many salty dub haters.
I watch English Dub myself but I have to agree with the haters over here. Sentai's dubs are just awful and this trailer further proves to me that they can't hire an English cast that has a voice which fits the characters. I haven't even watched the Japanese version yet and I can already tell the voice for that big-boobed girl doesn't fit. The voice acting is also........yea, we'll just leave it at that.

If this was Funimation, Aniplex or Viz Media, they would have done a much better job.

Yah sentai's dubs aren't very good. Luci Christian is an awesome voice actress. She did great in the recent sentai dub of Danmachi as Hestia but her voice isn't suited for Stella. I prefer English dubs so I didn't watch this when I heard its getting a dub. But I will now. I hope its not too bad.

May 8, 2017 4:37 AM by Primerose

exaccuss said:
haha wow. So many salty dub haters.
I watch English Dub myself but I have to agree with the haters over here. Sentai's dubs are just awful and this trailer further proves to me that they can't hire an English cast that has a voice which fits the characters. I haven't even watched the Japanese version yet and I can already tell the voice for that big-boobed girl doesn't fit. The voice acting is also........yea, we'll just leave it at that.

If this was Funimation, Aniplex or Viz Media, they would have done a much better job.

May 8, 2017 4:10 AM by jc9622

@ixaa I'm just used to the fact that Rokudai has a reputation for work being focused on one heroine.

May 8, 2017 2:40 AM by RobertBobert

exaccuss said:
haha wow. So many salty dub haters.
ikr?some people have functional ears and can understand the difference between Voice Actors that probably dreamt doing that as a living since birth and people who do voice acting for chineese cartoons because they failed at other stuff...Yes,i know im assuming all these without knowing anything about em but such is life...Deal with it...

May 8, 2017 1:20 AM by LoneWizzy

haha wow. So many salty dub haters.

May 8, 2017 12:27 AM by exaccuss

I need a second season not dub.

May 7, 2017 11:42 PM by Swagernator

Robiiii said:
Oh fuck off I thought this is gonna be a second season
I knew it wasn't gonna be second season because of the cover.

May 7, 2017 10:40 PM by Sazerlim

I remember long time ago I was watching first two episode and then grab manga for no reason. Then after I planned to watch this on english Dub and I thought it had one.Anyway this remind me that I have to watch :D

IMO or IMHO it came at a right time, because I think there is one of the anime in this season that's quite similar to this anime.

btw why isn't Hyouka's English Dub news not on the Mal's news section yet?

May 7, 2017 10:14 PM by SkyDrop

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