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The Legendary Hero is Dead! English Dub Reveals Cast & Crew, Release Date

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“Whoops!” doesn’t even begin to cover the literal and figurative hole Touka digs himself into as he’ll take on the Hero’s freshly vacated mantle in the English dub of the fantasy comedy anime The Legendary Hero is Dead!


Here are the main cast and crew for Episode 1, coming to Crunchyroll on Thursday, April 20:





  • ADR Director: Shawn Gann
  • Assistant ADR Directors: Sara Ragsdale, Michael Stimac, Marcus Stimac
  • Lead ADR Engineer: Zachary Davis
  • Assistant ADR Engineer: Katie Saltkill
  • ADR Script Writer: Clayton Browning
  • ADR Script Supervisor: Jarrod Greene
  • ADR Prep: Ry McKeand
  • ADR Mix Engineer: Gino Palencia


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Official Trailer



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Based on the manga by Subaruichi, The Legendary Hero is Dead! is directed by Rion Kujo (Shin Ikki Tousen) at studio LIDEN FILMS, with series composition by Yu Sato (Kotaro Lives Alone) and character designs by Yosuke Yabumoto (Tribe Nine).


If you’re a fan of absurd fantasy anime, don’t miss the first episode of the English dub when it drops on April 20, right here on Crunchyroll!


In a world of monsters and magic, Sion, the local hero, is on his way to save the world from demons. Well, that was the plan until he fell into a pit dug by a sleazy villager, Touka, and died! After hiding the accident, Touka goes to bed as usual but wakes up feeling…different. Somehow he’s in Sion’s body! Now, the fate of the world is in his hands. What could go wrong?



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