FUNimation is continuing their Broadcast Dub initiative into the spring 2015 anime season and the latest one to get the nod is High School DxD BorN. It’s also likely to be the most controversial as several of the lead characters have been recast and it’s been said that this will be the same cast for the home video release. While new episodes are being simulcast on FUNimation’s streaming service each Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Eastern, we’ll be seeing the Broadcast Dub coming up soon with the cast below.
“’We have always tried incredibly hard to retain the original voice cast for our dubbed releases. However, there are instances where ‘life just gets in the way’, and this is one of those unfortunate situations,” said Justin Cook, director of production at FUNimation. “With that being said, we are proud to bring the talents of both Josh and Kelly into the cast, and though they have big shoes or bras, as the case may be, to fill, I believe our work this season will be the best ever, despite the changes and challenges.”
Issei Josh Grelle
Rias Jamie Marchi
Akeno Kelly Angel
Kiba Sean O’Connor
Koneko Jād Saxton
Asia Chloe Daniels
Yuma Amano Felecia Angelle (one time flashback)
Matsuda Tyson Rinehart
Motohama Ruben Tadeo Garcia
The first two seasons came relatively quickly with the first debuting in 2012 and the second hitting in 2013. FUNimation has released both of those on DVD/BD in North America and has rights for this new season as well.
The light novel series began in 2008 and has seventeen volumes to its name so far. A manga adaptation kicked off in 2010 with the main run of it having four volumes, but there are a few spinoffs as well. Yen Press has picked up the main manga as well as the first spinoff from 2012. A 3DS visual novel game was released at the end of 2013 in Japan as well.
Plot concept: The babes and boys of the Occult Research Club are back! Lovable loser Issei and his spirited schoolmates return for a new season of supernatural tussles and mischievous mayhem—featuring old friends and new enemies! Now that all the girls live in Issei’s home, life seems like nothing but adolescent antics…for now! Join Rias, Akeno, Koneko, Kiba, Asia, Xenovia, Gasper, and everyone’s favorite Harem King Issei as they fight, fumble, and flirt their way through their demonic high school lives.