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Watamote English Dub Cast Announced

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The struggle of the unpopular

Popularity. It’s a dangerous game that people play. To appeal to the masses and earn renown throughout school, work, the world et cetera, et cetera, ad infinitum. But regardless of the inherent social perils, some still wish to take part…

At the tender age of 15, Kuroki Tomoko has already dated dozens and dozens of boys and she’s easily the most popular girl around! The only problem is that absolutely none of that is real, and her perfect world exists only via dating games and romance shows. In fact, the sad truth is that she gets tongue tied just talking to people, and throughout middle school she’s only had one actual friend. All of this makes Kuroki’s entrance into the social pressure cooker of high school a new and special kind of hell.

While Kuroki desperately wants to be popular, she’s actually worse off than she would be if she was completely clueless as to how to go about it. After all, the things that work in “otome” games rarely play out the same way in reality, especially when the self-appointed “leading lady” isn’t the paragon she thinks she is. There’s not much gain and plenty of pain ahead, but even if it happens again and again, there’s always someone else to blame!

Doesn’t this story just warm your heart? Maybe even a little? Well regardless, all of Watamote’s drama can now be heard in English, featuring the talents of:

  • Tomoko Kuroki: Monica Rial
  • Tomoki Kuroki: David Matranga
  • Yuu: Emily Neves
  • Hina: Margaret McDonald
  • Okada: Ashley Miller
  • Kiyota: Blake Shepard
  • Suzuki: Clint Bickham
  • Yandere Boy: Blake Shepard
  • Teacher: John Johnston
  • Nurse: Carli Mosier
  • Kosaka: Johnny De La Cerda
  • Gym Teacher: Beth Lazarou
  • Sniper: Elizabeth Bunch
  • Mrs. Kuroki: Shelley Calene-Black
  • Mr. Kuroki: David Wald
  • Ishimine: Leraldo Anzaldua
  • Narrator: David Wald
  • Kii, Imae: Juliet Simmons

The series isn’t due out until August 26th, so there’s plenty of time for you to prepare before you are thrown headfirst into one of the most chaotic environments known to mankind: high school.

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