FUNimation is getting ready for the U.S. theatrical debut of Mamoru Hosoda’s The Boy and the Beast anime film with some new information. First up, following up on our previous post, the film is now set to open in select theaters in the United States on March 4.
You can see both the Japanese and English cast members on FUNimation’s site. Here’s who’s playing who in the dub:
Kyuta (young) – Luci Christian
Kyuta (teen) – Eric Vale
Kumatetsu – John Swasey
Kaede – Bryn Apprill
Chico – Monica Rial
Tatara – Ian Sinclair
Iozen – Sean Hennigan
Ichirohiko (teen) – Austin Tindle
Ichirohiko (young) – Morgan Berry
Jiromaru (teen) – Josh Grelle
Jiromaru (young) – Brittney Karbowski
Kyuta’s mother – Jessica Cavanagh
Kyuta’s father – Chuck Hüber
Lord – Steve Powell
Read our thoughts on The Boy and the Beast here.
The latest feature film from award-winning Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children): When Kyuta, a young orphan living on the streets of Shibuya, stumbles into a fantastic world of beasts, he’s taken in by Kumatetsu, a gruff, rough-around-the-edges warrior beast who’s been searching for the perfect apprentice. Despite their constant bickering, Kyuta and Kumatetsu begin training together and slowly form a bond as surrogate father and son. But when a deep darkness threatens to throw the human and beast worlds into chaos, the strong bond between this unlikely pair will be put to the ultimate test—a final showdown that will only be won if the two can finally work together using all of their combined strength and courage.