American fans of the anime ‘Teasing Master Takagi-san’ received some good news when it was announced that Sentai Filmworks would be bringing the film spin-off ‘Teasing Master Takagi-san: The Movie’ to the United States on the HiDive streaming service.
“The first official day of summer may be at the end of the month, but we don’t see that as a reason why we should wait until then to give you the Teasing Master Takagi-san movie. Besides, you’ve waited long enough. Save the date for June 18, 2023,” HiDive said on their website. The original Japanese version will be available with subtitles and the English dub will also be released.
‘Teasing Master Takagi-san: The Movie’ is directed by Hiroaki Akagi and produced by the Japanese entertainment studio Shin-Ei Animation. Toho Visual Entertainment distributed it to cinemas where it premiered as number six at the local box office.
Check out the trailer below:
The English cast includes:
- Bryson Baugus as Nishikata
- Sarah Wiedenheft as Takagi
- Blake Shepard as Takao
- Cris George as Mr. Tanabe
- Dominique Meyer as Sumire Takagawa
- Jad Saxton as Mano
- James Marler as Nakai
- Joe Daniels as Kimura
- Kira Vincent-Davis as Hojo
- Kristen McGuire as Yukari Amagawa
- Kristi Rothrock as Sanae Tsukimoto
- Maggie Flecknoe as Mina Hibino
- Scott Gibbs as Hamaguchi
- Brittney Karbowski as Mari
- Christina Kelly as Flower
- Donna Bella Litton as Ota
- Elissa Cuellar as Chi
- John Swasey as Aoki
- Juliet Simmons as Sora
- Kyle Jones as Bonito
- Shannon Emerick as Susumu
- Shelley Calene-Black as Ms. Tsukimoto
MyAnimeList describes the synopsis as follows,
“Takagi and Nishikata’s final summer in junior high is about to begin, and it’s already off to a heartwarming start! When the pair find an abandoned kitten, they decide to work together and take care of their adorable new companion until they can locate its missing mother.”
The film and anime are based on the manga ‘Teasing Master Takagi-san’ written and illustrated by Sōichirō Yamamoto. It has been published by the Japanese publisher Shogakukan since 2013 and has been serialized in the Monthly Shōnen Sunday since 2016. Yen Press publishes the stories in the United States.
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