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Death Note Cast Selected

Date: 2007 September 5th Wednesday [22:35] | Posted By: Jeremy

The English cast for Death Note has been selected... with 12 episodes already in the bag.
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VIZ Media, one of the best known and longest running distributors of anime in North America, has announced the cast for the English dub on its upcoming release of the hit horror series Death Note. Even better for fans, Ocean Studios, the folks behind the dub, have already recorded twelve episodes for the series, the first volume of which will be released on November 20.

Voicing main character Light Yagami, the sociopathic high schooler who finds a notebook (death note) that allows him to kill anyone whose name he writes in it, is Brad Swaile. A well-known voice actor, Swaile has been a staple of the Gundam franchise, voicing Quatre in Gundam Wing, Dearka in Gundam Seed and Amano Ray in the original Mobile Suit Gundam. He also recently voiced Rock in the series Black Lagoon. With a record of playing "nice guys", itíll be a switch to hear Swaile play the somewhat disturbed Light, who sets out to create his own idea of a perfect world by killing anyone he thinks is evil... and anyone else who gets in his way.

The character of L, the mysterious detective whose mission is to stop Light, will be voiced by Alessandro Juliani. Having done voice work in numerous cartoons, video games and anime, Juliani is probably best known for his recent live action work, playing Lt. Gaeta on the hit sci-fi series Battlestar Galactica. Lís determination to prove Light is the cause behind so many mysterious deaths is probably not that much different from Gaetaís need to do whatís right on Galactica, thus making Juliani the right choice for the role.

And then thereís the rest of the cast. Voicing Ryuk, the shinigami (death god) who drops the death note that Light finds into the human world just to see what would happen, is Brian Drummond (Allen in The Vision of Escaflowne and Andy Waltfeld in Gundam Seed). Shannon Chan-Kent will voice Misa Amane, the pop celebrity who has her own death note and becomes Lightís follower and girlfriend. Colleen Wheeler (Luchs in Saber Marionette J) will voice Rem, Misaís own shinigami, and Chris Britton voices Soichiro Yagami, Lightís father and the chief investigator who refuses to believe that his own son could be involved. Other actors will include Vincent Wong as Matsuda, John Murphy as Mogi, Michael Adamthwaite as Raye Penber, Trevor Devall as Aizawa, Jeremy From as Ukita, Tabitha St. Germain as Naomi Misora and Brian Dobson as Ide. The characters of Near and Mello, the pair competing against one another to catch Light and become Lís successor, have not yet been cast.

Death Note has already proven to be a hit among North American anime fans, thanks to both the original manga by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata and the subtitled episodes released online through IGNís Direct2Drive service. With its dark themes, unique characters and suspense thriller-like intrigue, thereís no doubt that the DVD release with its new dub will help make Death Note into a bigger hit.

Source: Anime News Network

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