Crunchyroll announced on July 22, 2022, that Natsume’s Book Of Friends (Natsume Yuujinchou) Season 1 will be getting an English dub, eight years since its original release on 2008. The first episode of season 1 English dub will hit the Crunchyroll platform on July 24, 2022.
Cast and staff for the English dub edition of Natsume’s Book Of Friends season 1 have also been revealed.
Cast for Natsume’s Book Of Friends Season 1 English dub includes:
- Adam Gibbs (Hachiman in My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU) as Takashi Natsume
- Christopher Wehkamp (Aizawa in My Hero Academia) as Madara
- Mike Haimoto (Banri in Golden Time) as Atsushi
- Matthew Elkins as Satoru
- Paige Guillory as Young Takashi
- Jennifer AuBuchon (Touko in My Senpai is Annoying) as Toko
- Alexis Tipton (Kaguya in Kaguya-sama: Love is War) as Reiko Natsume
Staff involved in Natsume’s Book Of Friends Season 1 English dub:
- ADR Director: Jad Saxton
- Assistant ADR Directors: Morgan Lauré, Sara Ragsdale
- Lead ADR Engineer: Ian Emerson, Rickey Watkins
- Assistant ADR Engineers: Sawyer Pfiedderer
- ADR Script Writer: Jessica Sluys
- ADR Script Supervisor: Emily Neves
- ADR Prep: Benjamin Tehrani
- ADR Mix Engineer: William Dewell
Natsume’s Book of Friends is a Japanese manga series by Yuki Midorikawa. It began serialization by Hakusensha in the shōjo manga magazine LaLa DX in 2005, before switching to LaLa in 2008. The chapters have been collected in twenty-seven bound volumes.
The series is about Takashi Natsume, an orphaned teenage boy who can see spirits, and one day finds the notebook that his deceased and mysterious grandmother Reiko Natsume used to bind spirits that she defeated under her control. He thus resolves to give back all the names in the notebook, and in the process joins forces with another spirit called Madara whose name is also in the notebook. He takes the form of an overweight cat and intends to take back the notebook after Natsume dies. Natsume’s Book of Friends was a finalist for the first Manga Taishō award in 2008.
Natsume’s Book of Friends has been adapted as a series of drama CDs, as well as an anime television series produced by Brain’s Base (seasons 1–4) and Shuka (seasons 5–6), which was broadcast on TV Tokyo for 6 seasons in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2016 and 2017. The manga is licensed for English-language release in North America by Viz Media, which released the first volume in January 2010.
Natsume’s Book of Friends the Movie: Ephemeral Bond was released in theatres on Sep 29, 2018.
A new film titled Natsume’s Book of Friends: The Waking Rock and the Strange Visitor was released in theatres on Jan 16, 2021.
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