Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that it has begun streaming an English dub for the second television anime season inspired by Yuki Midorikawa’s Natsume’s Book of Friends (Natsume Yūjin-Chō) manga.
Watch the trailer for the first season here:
The English Dub will feature returning casts. They are as follows:
- Adam Gibbs (the English dub voice of Koshi Sugawara from Haikyuu) as Takashi Natsume
- Christopher Wehkamp (the English dub voice of Shota Aizawa from My Hero Academia) as Madara
- Mike Haimoto (the English dub voice of Kaoru Ijuin from Tada Never Falls In Love) as Atsushi
- Matthew Elkins as Satoru
- Paige Guillory as Young Takashi
- Jennifer AuBuchon (the English dub voice of Toko Sakurai from My Senpai is Annoying) as Toko
- Alexis Tiption (the English dub voice of Vinsmoke Reiju from One Piece) as Reiko Natsume
The plot of the story revolves around Takashi Natsume who has never fit in because of his rare ability to see mysterious beings known as youkai. He was isolated and lonely as he was moved from a foster family to a foster home. He’s come to accept that no one will ever believe him and has cut himself off from his current caregivers and classmates.
When Natsume inadvertently cracks an ethereal barrier, he liberates Madara, a powerful spirit in the guise of a lucky cat. Madara notes that Natsume resembles his late grandmother Reiko Natsume, an outcast girl who became famous throughout the youkai world for authoring the Book of Friends. Natsume now possesses it, as well as the ability to summon the written names of the youkai Reiko defeated.
The ADR director is Jad Saxton, while the assistant ADR directors are Morgan Lauré and Sara Ragsdale. The scripts were written by Jessica Sluys and edited by Emily Neves. ADR preparation is overseen by Benjamin Tehrani. The principal ADR engineers are Ian Emerson and Rickey Watkins, with Sawyer Pfiedderer serving as the assistant ADR engineer. The mix engineer is William Dewell.
On July 24, Crunchyroll began streaming the English dub of the first season.