"Clannad" and More To Be Dubbed by Seraphim Digital
Clannad, which was originally released with only Japanese audio and English subtitles, will be getting an English dub, which will be handled by Seraphim Digital and veteran ADR director Steven Foster, among others. Other sub-only titles that are getting re-released with an English dub include Blue Drop, Ghost Hound, Legends of the Dark King: A Fist of the North Star Story, and Tears to Tiara.
Notably, Sentai Filmworks, the company which distributed these titles, will offer an upgrade program for those who purchased the initial sub-only DVDs.
The official press release follows:
SENTAI FILMWORKS ANNOUNCES
Clannad English Dub
HOUSTON, March 15, 2010—Sentai Filmworks is pleased to announce that the hit series Clannad will be receiving an English dub. Originally released in a subtitled only format, Clannad is receiving the dub as part of an agreement in which several affiliated groups have come together to create English language versions for five of Sentai’s most popular titles.
In addition to the 24 episode Clannad, the four other series that have been selected for this limited program are: the science fiction drama Blue Drop(13 episodes,) the psychological thriller Ghost Hound(22 episodes,) Legends of the Dark King ~ A Fist of the North Star Story (13 episodes) and the 26 episode historical fantasy Tears to Tiara. English dub production duties for all five series will be handled by Seraphim Digital under the auspices of a team of veteran ADR directors such as Steven Foster, who will oversee the English dub for Clannad.
In appreciation of those who supported the subtitled only release of these shows, Sentai Filmworks is developing an “Upgrade” program which will allow owners of the subtitled versions to upgrade their DVD’s for the new release containing the English dub. The shows will also be available both through broadcast, streaming and retail outlets over the coming months. Further details will be announced as they are available.
About Sentai Filmworks:
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, including hit series like Gintama, Eyeshield 21 and hit movies like Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks is distributed by Ingram Entertainment, Baker & Taylor, Section23Films and other good and fine distributors.