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The Deer King Anime Film Announces English Dub Cast, Limited US Release

The animated movie 2021 The deer king announced its English dub cast, along with a limited theatrical release in the United States. Fan screenings for the film will take place June 13 and 14, followed by a limited national release on June 15.

The English dubbed trailer for the animated film The Deer King

GKIDS distributes The deer king English dubbed version, with the cast as follows:

  • Van–Ray Chase
  • Hohsalle – Puatu Griffon
  • Sae – Erica Schroeder
  • Yuna – Luciana VanDette
  • Tohlim – Doug Stone
  • Aquafa King – Neil Kaplan
  • Kenoi – Frank Todaro
  • Makokan – Luis Bermudez
  • Ohfan – Keith Silverstein
  • Yotalu – Chris Hackney
  • Utalu – Doug Erholtz
  • Shikan – Xander Mobus
  • Van’s Wife – Larissa Gallagher
  • Van’s Son – Michael Deaner
  • Tohma – Stefan Martello
  • Ohma – Steve Kramer
  • Ohma’s Wife – Edna Larsen
  • Kiya – Larissa Gallagher
  • Yoki – Marc Thompson
  • Yoki’s Wife – Stephanie Sheh
  • Yoki’s Son – Michael Deaner
  • Hohsalle Wizard – Grant George
  • Woman from Kazan – Stephanie Sheh

The film was animated by studio Production IG and directed by Masashi Ando and Masayuki Miyaji. The film marks Ando’s directorial debut, having worked on titles such as Spirited Away, Princess Mononokeand Paprika. The deer king is based on a novel by Nahoko Uehashi, which was published by Kadokawa in two volumes in September 2014. It was later re-released in four reprinted volumes between June and July 2017. A manga adaptation was later published on Shoten’s website Kadokawa’s Young Ace Up between July 2021 and March 2022.

GKIDS describes the plot as follows:
In the aftermath of a brutal war, former soldier Van toils in a mine controlled by the ruling empire. One day, her lonely existence is turned upside down when a pack of wild dogs carrying a fatal and incurable disease attacks, leaving only Van and a young girl named Yuna as survivors. Free at last, the couple seek a simple existence in the countryside but are pursued by nefarious forces. Wanting to protect Yuna at all costs, Van must uncover the true cause of the plague ravaging the kingdom and its possible cure.

Source: GKIDS press release
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