Funimation recently announced that the English Dub for Mieruko-chan will be released on December 12. The English cast will include Alexis Tipton (Kaguya from Kaguya-sama: Love is War) as Miko, Sarah Wiedenheft (Tooru from Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid) as Hana, and Lindsay Sheppard (supporting roles in Kemono Friends and Pokemon XY) as Yulia.
Other cast members will include:
- Suzie Yeung as Kyousuke
- Elizabeth Maxwell as Tohko
- Michael Sorich as Mamoru
- Erica Schroeder as Arai
- Dawn M. Bennett as Mao
- Steven Kelly as Junji
- Sarah Williams as Hitoe
With the show airing its final episode on Dec. 19, and the English Dub just starting, there’s a big chance Mieruko-chan becomes a must-watch for all you horror, and even comedy-loving anime fans.
The horror genre in anime has had its ups and downs over the years with the horror part often failing to scare its audience, at times even seeming more like a comedy with its attempts to terrify the viewers.
Mieruko-chan, on the other hand, gives a refreshing take on the whole subject by inserting just the right amount of comedy to put a light-hearted twist on the horrific tone of the show. The design of the ghosts and the eerie atmosphere will send a chill down your spine, while the cute reactions of the main characters give the wholesome feeling you’d expect from a slice of life anime.
With the story heavily revolving around the main characters, it is important that the voice actors portray the same feeling of uneasiness and light-heartedness in the characters as the animation and storytelling do. With the Japanese VAs doing a great job at this, we are left wondering if the English Dub will have the same success.