Funimation Announces “Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid’ and “Aria the Scarlett Ammo AA” English Dub Casts

At last weekend’s Industry Panel of Ikkicon, Funimation announced home video release plans for Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid and Aria the Scarlett Ammo AA (Season 2), both of which are due in April 2017 and now have English dub casts attached. 




Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid

Mandy Lane
MAMORI Kayla Hardwick
AKIRA Janelle Lutz
KASUMI Roseanne Palmer
MEIFENG Brittney Karbowski
RAIN Cecilia Higginbotham
MIYASATO Haley Esposito
KOUZUKI Sara Ragsdale
SAEJIMA Terri Doty


Synopsis: After adorable “mermaid” Mamori is transferred to one of five artificial islands, she’s cornered, attacked and eventually saved by another beautiful transfer named Mirei. Unfortunately, even after the girl intervenes, Mamori’s attackers refuse to let up. Just when they think all hope is lost, Mirei and Mamori share a passionate kiss that turns the little “mermaid” into a powerful sword in this new show from series composer Yousuke Kuroda (High School of the DeadMobile Suit Gundam 00) and ARMS studio (Ikki TousenQueen’s BladeElfen Leid).


Aria the Scarlett Ammo AA

Akari Mamiya Madeleine Morris
Aria H. Kanzaki Leah Clark
Shino Sasaki Amber Lee Connors
Raika Hino Kristi Kang
Kirin Shima Monica Rial
Urara Takachiho Sara Ragsdale
Kyochikutou Alex Moore
Riko Mine Luci Christian
Hina Fuma Morgan Garrett
Yuyu Lynsey Hale
Yaya Steph Garrett
Nonoka Mamiya Marla Acevedo
Suimitsutou Michelle Rojas
Shirayuki Hotogi Brina Palencia
Kinji Toyama Todd Haberkorn
Reki Jad Saxton


Synopsis: In this spinoff of the original Aria the Scarlet Ammo series, Aria Kanzaki, the flat chested dual-wielding Butei is back! And this time, she’s got a new partner. Akari Mamiya is a first year in the assault department and a low ranked Butei. She dreams of being as powerful as Aria, but her skills simply aren’t up to par yet. She gets a chance to be trained by her idol when she and Aria are matched as mentee and mentor, but it turns out there’s more to teaching than skill!


Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain’t It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.