Romeo x Juliet is Finally Cast

Topic started by gia on Feb. 11, 2009. Last post by Kuro 5 years, 5 months ago.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
I was originally going to type "cast-erated" in the title, because I often add "-erated" to verbs, but then I realized what that sounds like and decided not to.

Anyway, FUNimation has finally announced the dub cast list for Romeo x Juliet, Gonzo's fantasy take on the classic Shakespeare tale of tragic teen love. There are plenty of familiar faces, like Chris Burnett (One Piece's White Beret) as Romeo and Brina Palencia (Darker than Black's Yin) as Juliet. Here's the full list:

  • Line Producer: Christopher Bevins
  • ADR Directors: J. Michael Tatum and R Bruce Elliott (in his FUNI directing debut)
  • Script Adaptations: Taliesin Jaffe (and team)
  • Romeo: Chris Burnett
  • Juliet: Brina Palencia
  • Antonio: Maxey Whitehead (a newcomer you'll be hearing great things from)
  • Cordelia: Colleen Clinkenbeard
  • Benvolio: Sean Michael Teague
  • Conrad: R Bruce Elliott
  • Francisco: Eric Vale
  • Curio: Robert McCollum
  • Mercutio: Christopher Bevins
  • Amelia: Larissa Wolcott
  • William: J. Michael Tatum
  • Hermione: Carrie Savage
  • Tybalt: Mike McFarland
  • Lord Montague: Sean Hennigan

What do you think? Win, fail, or draw?
Post by UsagiChan (42 posts) See mini bio Level 5

I've only seen a few episodes of the subbed version. And I liked what I've seen!

But, good animes that have been kidnapped by Funimation tend to turn into an epic fail.

Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
It's a pretty unique take on Romeo and Juliet, and I have to say that the show ceases to even resemble the original story towards the end...but I also have to say that I'm THRILLED to see a newcomer in a relatively significant role! I'm all for getting some new blood into our anime.
Post by RedRoses (1,437 posts) See mini bio Level 14
I don't know dub voice actors let alone seiyuu from Japan but I'm just excited for Romeo x Juliet to be here in general so yay regardless for me...? :D I'll give the dub a shot though.
Post by Lan (621 posts) See mini bio Level 13
This is win for me! Been having problems finding the subbed version online, and I've wanted to see it for a while. Yay for FUNimation making this anime more accessible to me!
Post by DarkShaper (76 posts) See mini bio Level 5
If the voice actors do a good job I might just check this one out.
Post by yuetheguardian (93 posts) See mini bio Level 7
um lan the subed version is available on funimatiosn video website free of charge. ^_^
Post by transgojobot (122 posts) See mini bio Level 2
Could've gone with "cast-igated". Too harsh, perhaps?

Btw, the soundtrack to this series is pretty swanky; supremely-awesome-game-composer Hitoshi Sakimoto for the win.
Post by Sonata (35,105 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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Looks like this will be good, I'll check it out!:)
Post by Kuro (559 posts) See mini bio Level 5
Since when has funimation made a total fail in recent times, jesus christ Usagi. Kidnapped? Loldy.
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