Finally, 15 years after the original anime premiered on Japanese television, the English dub of Kaiji anime is just around the corner.
The Kaiji anime English dub release date is November 28, 2022, in the Fall 2022 anime season. You can watch the first 9 dub episodes of Kaiji: Ultimate Survivor on HIDIVE on the premiere date itself. This will take you straight through the first major arc of the anime.
Along with the English premiere announcement, HIDIVE also revealed the English cast and crew for the dub.
Cast and crew
The English cast of the anime includes:
- Jeremy Gee as Kaiji
- David Wald as Narrator
- Dave Harbold as Mr Tonegawa
- David Matranga as Endo
- Marty Fleck as Hyodo
- Tyler Galindo as Furuhata
- Sean Patrick Judge as Ando
- Gabriel Regojo as Funai
- Scott Gibbs as Kitami
- Chris Hutchison as Okabayashi
- John Swasey as Ishida
- Bobby Haworth as Hyena
- Matthew Rudd as Takada
- Jay Hickman as Sakai
- Kyle Colby Jones as Zawa Voice
- Ty Mahany as MIB Kawasaki
- John Gremillion as MIB Ogino
Additional voices: Mark Mendelsohn, Shannon Reed, Camryn Nunley, Shane Finemore, James Marlor, Patrick Marrero, Shane Finemore, Chris Hutchison, Blake Weir, and Johnny Knight.
The English crew includes:
- Director — Kyle Colby Jones
- ADR Writer — Marta Bechtol, Kyle Colby Jones
- Sound Engineers — Jonathan Rodriguez, Matt Wittmeyer
- Mix and Sound Design — Brent Marshall
More about Kaiji
Kaiji anime is based on the manga series of the same name written and illustrated by Nobuyuki Fukumoto. Kodansha’s Weekly Young Magazine has been publishing the manga since February 1996. Kodansha has published 85 tankobon volumes to date.
The series received a TV anime adaptation of the first part of the manga titled — Gyakkyou Burai Kaiji: Ultimate Survivor or Kaiji: Ultimate Survivor. It aired for 26 episodes from October 2007 to April 2008.
The anime received a sequel based on the second part of the manga titled — Gyakkyou Burai Kaiji: Hakairoku-hen or Kaiji: Against All Rules. The sequel aired for 26 episodes from April to September 2011.
Kaiji was also adapted into a live-action film trilogy. Kaiji premiered in October 2009; Kaiji 2 premiered in November 2011, and Kaiji: Final Game premiered in January 2020.
The story of Kaiji follows Kaiji Ito, a debt-ridden degenerate gambler, and his struggle to survive in this world of gambling.
You can also check out the official HIDIVE website for more information.