Project Haruhi

K-ON! Dub Cast Announced

More news about Bandai's upcoming K-ON! release! They've announced that the show's English language dub will be handled by Bang Zoom! Entertainment, the studio responsible for dubbing both The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and Lucky Star. The role of Yui will be played by the prolific Stephanie Sheh, who played Mikuru in Haruhi and Akira in Lucky Star. Mio will be voiced by Cristina Vee, most famous for her fandubs of various anime songs on YouTube. Here is her rendition of Super Driver:

I must say, I'm a bit conflicted about these choices. Stephanie Sheh is an experienced voice actress, but her take on Mikuru was too high and squeaky for my liking. On the other hand, she did a GREAT job as Akira, so I honestly have no idea whether she'll be good as Yui. As for Cristina Vee... she has an awesome singing voice, but little anime voice-acting experience. Is she really up to the challenge of playing Mio, K-ON!'s most popular character? Also, does this mean she'll be dubbing K-ON!'s music into English?

More importantly, who will they get to dub Ritsu?

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  • Just Announced. Ritsu is voiced by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tsmugi is voiced by Wendee Lee, and Azusa is voiced by Nathan Fillion.

  • Corporal Giroro

    Certainly going to be an interesting shift in roles for Stephanie Sheh, considering her last two. Here’s hoping Bang Zoom can do the “cute” variety of airheadedness rather than “infuriating”.

    Bring on the trailer!

  • Kyonko

    oh crap no, not christina vee… I mean they couldnt be more opposing in character.

  • Azuria

    Cristina Vee sounds like Vanessa (Ursula in disguise) from The Little Mermaid.

    Not sure how I feel about this.

  • Teppa_mist_beyblade

    YES! Cristina Vee!! She’s my anime idol <333
    meeting her was one of the happiest moments of my life >W< i'm so happy that she got the role! she will do a GREAT JOB! i know it!

  • Dude, I’m psyched~ I heard that they’d had one cast for the promo to be put in English (which made NO sense to me…just…why?), but this is just awesome! Unlike most people here, I love Mikuru’s English voice, nya, don’t hurt me. And…Christina Vee as Mio…WIN. WINWINWIN. I can totally picture that. And, dear gosh, that “Super Driver” rendition makes me HOPE she’ll be dubbing the songs. I’m tempted to rip the MP3 and put it on my iPod with the Aya Hirano version!

  • Malcolm_rcc

    When is it going to be released?

  • Rohalmen

    As long as it gets over here, idc. 😀

  • Secret

    I have one question. About the songs that Cristina Vee dubs, would they count as official dubs? I need songs for school work…