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Liz and the Blue Bird Anime Film’s Dub Cast Announced

liz and the blue birdKyoto Animation’s Liz and the Blue Bird anime film opens in theaters throughout the U.S. on November 9, and you can check for locations and tickets online. Both subtitled and English-dubbed screenings are scheduled for certain locations, so ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio went ahead and revealed the full English cast.

MIZORE YOROIZUKALaurie Hymes
(Lillie – Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions,
Vicky Broomstick – Regal Academy)

NOZOMI KASAKI/TSUBOMIStephanie Sheh
(Charlotte Abelfreyja Drossel – Violet Evergarden
Hinata Uzumaki – Naruto)

LIZ/BLUE GIRL Courtney Shaw
(Princess Norma – Nella the Princess Knight)

RIRIKA Xanthe Huynh
(Maquia – Maquia: When The Promised Flower Blooms)

YUKO – Megan Harvey
(Kana Kawamoto – FLCL Alternative)

NATSUKI – Sarah Williams
(Lisbeth – Sword Art Online II)

MS. NIYAMA – Ryan Bartley
(Mika – Love Live! School Idol Project)

NOBORU – Wayne Grayson
(Ben – Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs)

MR. HASHIMOTO – Mike Pollock
(Teabolo Mass – Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin)

REINA Cristina Vee
(Sakura Matou – Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel I. presage flower
Nanoha Takamachi – Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha series)

MEIKO Carrie Savage
(Hakufu Sonsaku – Ikki Tousen: Xtreme Xecutor)

SAPHIRECassandra Lee Morris
(Kyubey – Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie -Rebellion-
Suguha Kirigaya – Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale

ADDITIONAL VOICES
Brittney Lee Hamilton, Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld, Michael Schneider

STAFF:

Directed by:                           Naoko Yamada
Screenplay:                           Reiko Yoshida
Production Company:        Kyoto Animation
Character designer:           Futoshi Nishiya
Cinematographer:              Kazuya Takao
Production designer:       Mutsuo Shinohara
Sound designer:                Yota Tsuruoka
Music:                                  Kensuke Ushio
Animation Production:   Kyoto Animation
Run Time:                               90 minutes
U.S. Distributor:                  ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio

liz and the blue bird

Synopsis:

Mizore Yoroizuka plays the oboe, and Nozomi Kasaki plays the flute in Kita Uji High School concert band. As seniors, this will be their last competition together, and the selected piece “Liz and the Blue Bird” features a duet for the oboe and flute. “This piece reminds me of us.” Nozomi says cheerfully, enjoying the solo, while Mizore’s usual happiness to play with Nozomi is tinged with the dread of their inevitable parting. By all accounts the girls are best friends, but the oboe and flute duet sounds disjointed, as if underscoring a growing distance between them. Talk of college creates a small rift in their relationship, as the story evolves to reveal a shocking and emotional conclusion      

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