Inazuma Eleven (lost English pilot dub of anime series; date unknown)


Inazuma Eleven (English pilot dub)
Promotional art for the series.
Promotional art for the series.
Status Lost

Inazuma Eleven is a 127 episode anime adaptation of Level-5's video game franchise of the same name by Oriental Light & Magic (OLM) that aired between 2008 and 2011 on TV Tokyo in Japan. The series later inspired multiple spin offs, which are all distributed internationally by Arait Multimedia.[1]

The franchise has had a tumultuous history regarding English voice casts. The TV anime series was dubbed entirely in Hong Kong by Omni Productions.[2][3] It debuted on Cartoon Network South East Asia on June 7, 2010 and was later distributed in North America, the United Kingdom and Australia.[4][5][6][7][8] When Nintendo of Europe began localizing the video games for European releases, Side UK were hired to do the English voice work with an entirely separate cast.[9][10] In 2014, Nintendo of America released a Nintendo 3DS port of the first game, this time with an all-new dub recorded by Bang Zoom in Los Angeles.[11]

At least one more English Inazuma Eleven cast exists. Two Vancouver, Canada-based voice actors, Tabitha St. Germain and Adrian Petriw, list the series on their resumes.[12][13] While Petriw only lists his participation as being a "lead" in the series, St. Germain specifically mentions playing the role of Glenwood, a name that seems to be specific to this dub. Both credit the project to Inter Pacific Productions, the casting agency of Ocean Productions. Little else is known about the dub, though it was likely a pilot for the anime created to sell the series to broadcasters in North America. The first known example of St. Germain's listing Inazuma Eleven was hosted in 2012, years before the franchise was officially introduced to North America.

Between 2013 and 2015, Ocean worked on an English dub for Little Battlers eXperience, a separate Level-5/OLM anime series that had crossovers with Inazuma Eleven, though the dub never reached the point where the two intercepted.[14][15][16][17] That production was heavily altered from its Japanese version and was made for Dentsu Entertainment.

References

  1. Inazuma Eleven - Arait Multimedia Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  2. Inazuma Eleven (TV) - Anime News Network Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  3. Inazuma Eleven: The Movie (2010) Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  4. Inazuma Eleven will air on Cartoon Network Asia 6/7 Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  5. Inazuma Eleven Now Streaming on Hulu with English, Spanish Dubs Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  6. Inazuma Eleven Anime Runs on UK's Disney XD Channel Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  7. Cartoon Network Australia - free online games & videos Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  8. Free Inazuma Eleven Episodes from Nintendo Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  9. Inazuma Eleven Strikers (Euro version) - Staff Credits Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  10. inazuma eleven - #12 credits Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  11. US English voice cast Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  12. Tabitha St. Germain's Resume Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  13. Adrian Petriw's Resume Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  14. Little Battlers eXperience/Danbōru Senki's English Dub Previewed in Video Retrieved September 23, 2017.
  15. NickToons Streams 1st Episode of Little Battlers eXperience Anime Retrieved September 23, 2017.
  16. Little Battlers eXperience 2nd Season to Air on Nicktoons Retrieved September 23, 2017.
  17. Inazuma Eleven Go vs. Danbōru Senki W Film Revealed Retrieved September 24, 2017.

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Cakeater9

14 days ago
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Funny there's a article about this considering I've watched through The Original Inazuma Eleven Series and The First Inazuma Eleven Go Season on The 3DS Anime Channel App...
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