Not sure how I missed this one. A new anime by the name of Black God (Kuro Kami) is premiering tonight in both Japan and the US. The very interesting part is that the studio dubbed the anime in Japanese and English at the same time. The series will premiere in the US, in English dubbed form, a mere eight hours after it’s premiere in Japan.
This is very intriguing to me, because the standard procedure for anime release is that it is first dubbed and released in Japanese (duh) and then later picked up by a US distributor and (English) dubbed and released here. There is generally a six month to two year wait for the latter. For them to create a series in both languages right away is a great precedent.
I don’t really know anything about the Black God manga/manhwa this series is based on, but what I read of it just now makes it sound pretty clichéd. I am, however, much more interested in this international release concept. Let’s see how the dub turns out with this technique.
For those wondering, the English version will premiere on a station called iaTV… yeah, I’ve never heard of it either. I’m sure a TV rip torrent will be out soon enough.