The Fantasy Anime ‘AYAKA’ Gets An English Dub

‘Ayaka: A Story of Bonds and Wounds’ is a fantasy anime series created and written by GoRA. It is produced by King Records, animated by Studio Blanc, and directed by Nobuyoshi Nagayama. The television show made its debut on Japanese television on July 2nd, 2023 with Crunchyroll announcing that they would stream it as well as produce an English dub.

The dub cast was announced on Crunchyroll’s website:

  • Yukito voiced by Dallas Reid (Asta in Black Clover)
  • Jingi voiced by Landon McDonald (Ranpo in Bungo Stray Dogs)
  • Kurama voiced by Oscar Seung (Kyoji in Sasaki and Miyano)
  • Ibuki voiced by Alex Hom (Kunigami in BLUELOCK)
  • Chataro voiced by Corey Wilder
  • Ibara voiced by Hayden Daviau
  • Inou voiced by Kent Williams
  • Jingi (Young) voiced by Lexi Nieto
  • Momoko voiced by Brianna Roberts
  • Yako voiced Ciarán Strange
  • Yanagi voiced by Marcus Stimac
  • Yukito (Young) voiced by Bev Mageto

Helena Walstrom has been tapped as the ADR Director with Kevin D. Thelwell joining as the Assistant ADR Director. Clayton Browning and Eliza Harris will handle the scripts with Jarrod Greene on board as script supervisor.

You can watch the trailer below:

The series is written by Rei Rairaku while the music is composed by Kana Shibue. The characters are designed by Redjuice and animator Misaki Kaneko.

MyAnimeList describes the synopsis as follows,

“Yanagi Yukito is an orphan who one day encounters an eccentric disciple of his father’s. The strange man takes him to his birthplace on Ayakashima, made up of seven islands where mysterious beings called “Mitama” and dragons are rumored to reside. There, Yukito meets his father’s two other disciples, who protect the harmony of Ayakashima… which soon threatens to collapse.”

The opening theme song, “AYAKASHI,” is performed by the Japanese pop band Angela and the ending theme song, “Flashback,” is performed by the rock band saji.

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