First Cast Announcement for Van + More Openings of THE LOVERS Tier!
Another big update today! We're excited to present the very first of the cast announcements for the new Vision of Escaflowne dub. Our production staff has worked to evaluate options to ultimately choose great fits for these iconic characters, and we can't wait to show you guys some dub previews when we get closer to the release!
First off, playing the role of Van Fanel, young king of Fanelia and pilot of Escaflowne, is the talented Aaron Dismuke! You may recognize Aaron's voice from such roles as Alphonse Elric in the original Fullmetal Alchemist, Leonardo Watch from Blood Blockade Battlefront, and the titular prince Arslan from The Heroic Legend of Arslan!
The Escaflowne dub will be directed by Sonny Strait, voice actor, ADR director, and script writer of many, many other popular anime titles. Sonny's voice direction credits include classics such as Fullmetal Alchemist, Ouran High School Host Club, parts of Dragon Ball Z, and tons of Lupin III. His voice credits also include Assassination Classroom's Koro-sensei, Dragon Ball Z's Krillin, and FMA's Maes Hughes.
We'll be revealing more of the dub cast soon, with one new cast member for every $10,000 as we aim toward the stretch goal!
We've also been hearing many of you asking for more openings in the higher tiers. While some of these are still limited, we've been in talks with Sunrise almost every day and are ecstatic to announce today that we are doubling the number of openings of THE LOVERS tier, which includes the Collector's Edition, poster, and the "Lovers Only" soundtrack from Flying Dog, in addition to everything in the $15 level. The limit has been raised from 250 to 500!
What else is going on? Well... a lot, behind the scenes. We've been evaluating artwork for the various home video releases and rewards, working through potential items for the Collector's Edition with printers and Sunrise, and more. Still a lot in the works, but we'll continue to keep you guys updated as soon as we get anything 100% locked down--look out for more updates!