The Wrong Way to Use Healing Magic anime adaptation premiered on January 5, but if you’ve been waiting for the dub, it’s almost here! According to Crunchyroll, it will start streaming the dub tomorrow, January 19 (though it didn’t list an exact time). Crunchyroll did, however, share info on the cast and crew.
Looking toward the cast, Alejandro Saab plays Usato, Colleen Clinkenbeard plays Rose, Alexis Tipton plays Suzune, Matt Holmes plays Kazuki, Jim Jorgensen plays Lloyd, Jill Harris plays Welcie, David Wald plays Tong, Marcus D. Stimac plays Alec, Cris George plays Mill, Anthony Bowling plays Gomul, and Rudy Lopez plays Gurd.
Caitlin Glass is helming as the director of the ADR work, with Jarrod Greene taking charge of the adaptation. Jamal Roberson is tasked with being the engineer, and it’s being produced by Samantha Herek.
The anime is being made at Shin-Ei Animation and Studio Add, with Takahide Ogata (who was previously an episode director on Ascendance of a Bookworm) directing. Credit for character design goes to Kenji Tanabe, who has worked on BLUELOCK.
The Wrong Way to Use Healing Magic started out as a light novel series by Kurokata, with illustrations from KeG. It’s also received a manga adaptation from Kugayama Reki. One Peace Books publishes both the light novels and manga, and gave this description for the first novel:
Usato, an ordinary high schooler, happens to run into two fellow students after school one rainy day. Suddenly, all three of them are engulfed in a magic circle and transported to a fantasy world. There’s just one tiny problem—Usato is simply dragged along by accident! On top of that, Usato learns that he is capable of using healing magic—an incredibly rare affinity in this new world. Now Usato must spend his days with the rescue team thugs, struggling through their hellish training regimen—learning the wrong way to use healing magic. Get ready for an eccentric otherworld fantasy filled with comedy and combat!
You can also check out Otaku USA’s interview with Kurokata and Kugayama Reki here.
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