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Clannad Dub: Soon Available on Anime Network

by soon, I mean almost now.

 

It seemed that more than a few of you readers were interested in the announcement of a Clannad dub. While feedback was mixed, it won't be long till you can hear for yourself. In their latest address, The Anime Network said that they will be featuring the first and second episode dubbed next week. Wait, next week?!?! Yes, on March 25th, the episodes go into their T.V. Video on Demand (VOD) services, and onto their online stream the next day. No comment on if the content will be for premium, registered, or unregistered users... but this is exactly what we talked about on the podcast.
 
Basically, before I can even finish parsing the information about these things, they're already shoveling them our direction. As a result, I haven't had the chance to get distracted, and move onto something else. In all honesty though, I've heard that Clannad is a fairly touching/sad story.  Dale North professed to me how the first episode of the sequel alone (Clannad: After Story) caused him to bawl openly.  Of course, this is a Key project, so I expect the same quality and style I enjoyed in Air and Kanon.

Unfortunately, I bought After Story before I bought Clannad, so now I'm petrified to move forward. Looks like next week I'll finally get a chance to sort some things out.
 
Plot

Okazaki Tomoya is a third-year student who is labeled as a delinquent by others because of his constant tardiness. He has only one friend in the whole school - a slacker like him, Sunohara Youhei. He doesn't care about these anyways. On one of his late comings, he meets Furukawa Nagisa, a shy girl who skipped her last year due to her sickness and has to repeat last year over again - with her friends all graduated. Although Tomoya doesn't care for this girl at first, he becomes unable to leave her alone. Thus, he starts helping Nagisa with her wish, on the revival of the Drama Club. As he gets himself more involved in this, he starts to meet other people - which he - again - doesn't care at all at first, but later start to open his heart to them as he gets to know them... 

 
 
 
Void_Wizardon March 18, 2010 at 1:17 p.m.
Guess we can preview the dub there and hopefully the audio quality will be good since I am not going to pay money to get better quality there...
UsachanMaNon March 18, 2010 at 1:48 p.m.

I AM SO SYCHED FOR THIS!!!!!!!!! i hope the dub is as good as the japanese version! i wonder who's gonna be yuichi nakamura's (okazaki) counter part.... and who will play sunohara.....
CrazyCanuckon March 18, 2010 at 2:02 p.m.
@UsachanMaN: if I know section 23 formally ADV, I'll bet Chris Patton.
Oneeyedjackson March 18, 2010 at 2:04 p.m.
Be nice to hear who the Dub cast will feature.
metalsnakezeroon March 18, 2010 at 2:26 p.m.
Wow, I'm surprise their putting the dub (the first two episodes) out early. Can't wait to watch it.
HeeroYuyon March 18, 2010 at 10:35 p.m.
According to the Anime Network newsletter I just got, the first dub episode will be free to everyone, and the second episode will be free to registered users.
John_Martoneon March 19, 2010 at 12:14 p.m.
@HeeroYuy said:
" According to the Anime Network newsletter I just got, the first dub episode will be free to everyone, and the second episode will be free to registered users. "
Yay super helpful comment! I think we're all curious in how they handle this. As their first "biggish" dubbing for anime, they have a lot of pressure to perform.
 
And I don't count Halo Legends, everyone had helmets on, and was pretty much entirely aimed at the English speaking crowd.
UsachanMaNon March 19, 2010 at 4:29 p.m.


THEY POSTED THE CAST!!!!! These are the voice actors for clannad:

 
Tomoya Okazaki - David Matranga
Nagisa Furukawa - Luci Christian
Ryou Fujibayashi - Brittney Karbowski
Kotomi Ichinose - Emily Neves
Fuko Ibuki - Hilary Haag
Youhei Sunohara - Greg Ayres
Mei Sunohara - Serena Varghese
Akio Furukawa - Andrew Love
Sanae Furukawa - Kara Greenberg
Voice of "I" - Shannon Emerick
Yukine Miyazawa - Maggie Flecknoe
Naoyuki Okazaki - Chris Hutchison
Yusuke Yoshino - Illich Guardiola

The following roles will be announced on monday:
Kyou Fujibayashi
Botan
Tomoyo Sakagami
Girl
Misae Sagara
Kouko Ibuki 
Yusuke Yoshino
Junior Male (from Ep 24)

 
 
******I got this list from here:     

http://www.sxanimedia.com/2010/03/clannad-english-voice-cast-announcement.html        

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