Supernatural Anime ‘Raven of the Inner Palace’ Receives An English Dub

‘Raven of the Inner Palace’ is a historical fantasy fiction light novel series written by Kōko Shirakawa and illustrated by Ayuko. Tokyo-based publisher Shueisha released seven volumes between 2018 and 2022 with Seven Seas Entertainment publishing it in the United States. Bandai Namco Pictures picked up the series for an anime adaption that was premiered in October 2022 with Crunchyroll bringing it to North America on their streaming service.

Crunchyroll also announced an English dub cast on their website:

  • Alexis Tipton (Kaguya in Kaguya-sama: Love is War) as Shouxue
  • Christopher Wehkamp (Ruijerd in Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation) as Gaojun
  • Bryn Apprill (Kotori in Date A Live) as Jiujiu
  • Stephanie Young (Yugiri in ZOMBIE LAND SAGA) as Axiu
  • Anastasia Muñoz (Paw in SABIKUI BISCO) as Qiurong
  • Lee George (Appare in APPARE-RANMAN!) as Wei Qing
  • Molly Searcy (Jeanne in The Case Study of Vanitas) as Xie Fei
  • Monica Rial (Asirpa in Golden Kamuy) as Xing-Xing
  • Michael Stimac as Yun Yongde
  • Linda Leonard as Empress Dowager
  • Reshel Mae as Gaojun (Young)
  • Hannah Alyea (Aoi in Laid-Back Camp) as Yingnu (Ghost)

Jerry Jewell and Jill Harris are working on the project as the ADR Director and Assistant ADR Director respectively.

You can watch the trailer below:

MyAnimeList describes the synopsis as follows,

“Deep within the inner palace lives a special consort who does not serve the emperor despite her position, known as the Raven Consort. People who have seen her say she looks like an old woman, while others say she looks like a young girl. Stories talk of her use of mysterious arts and how she can take on any request, be it death curses to finding lost things. Koushun, the current emperor, goes to visit the Raven Consort with that intention, without knowing that their fated meeting will become a taboo that will overturn history.”

The anime is directed by Chizuru Miyawaki and written by Satomi Ooshima with Shinji Takeuchi handling the character designs.

Jacob Airey

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