Voice cast revealed for upcoming original animated series about a group of psychically powered friends and the dangers that await them; the Crunchyroll Original hits the streamer January 27.
Crunchyroll has revealed the voice cast and shared a preview clip for the upcoming Crunchyroll Original series Freak Angels. The series follows a small group of psychically powered friends as they protect each other and what’s left of humanity in Whitechapel, London’s last neighborhood. The all-new show hits the streamer January 27.
In the series, Whitechapel is the last bastion of humanity. Six years ago, the world “ended” in a single, apocalyptic event, trapping Great Britain behind a mysterious dome of purple energy. London’s last neighborhood has persevered thanks to the protection of the “FreakAngels,” a small group of psychically powered twenty-three-year-olds. However, their fragile peace is threatened when an exiled friend returns, exposing past conspiracies and new conflicts within their fractured, makeshift family.
The first look clip provides a glimpse of the dangers that await the FreakAngels as they attempt to band together after so much time apart. Check it out:
The full voice cast includes:
- KK voiced by Marsha Thomason (Castlevania). A swaggering gearhead, the sort of cool mechanic girl who’ll drink all your beer, set light to your house, and drive off on your motorbike. KK is the spiky, violent big sister of the group.
- Arkady voiced by Julie Nathanson (Great Pretender). An eccentric who can seem like a playful child, Arkady is the most powerful person in the world- but she’s dizzy and fragile. In private, she’s exploring her powers. A gentle woman with a storm inside her.
- Jack voiced by Tru Valentino (The Cuphead Show). A loner and a sailor who prefers to work with his hands, Jack keeps busy using his boat to scavenge flooded London for supplies and fend off raiders. He's the classic model of stoic manhood.
- Sirkka voiced by Nazneen Contractor (Star Wars Resistance). A sincere pacifist, but her high morals and polyamorous lifestyle can sometimes cause friction with the other FreakAngels, especially Jack.
- Connor voiced by Christian Lees (Pistol). The damaged soul, Connor is up in his own head. He thinks too much. He’s warm and emotional, with thin skin. He’s going to have to pull himself together to pull the group together in the face of the threats to come.
- Mark voiced by Daniel Gillies (The Vampire Diaries). The FreakAngel who was exiled, he used his powers to control people, and they threw him out. Since then, he’s been roaming Britain, getting stronger, laying plans.
- Luke voiced by Chris Geere (Animaniacs, Detective Pikachu). A rogue intellectual with a university poshness, he’s broken, toxic, and impossibly charming until you see his damage up close.
- Kat voiced by Victoria Atkin (Assassin’s Creed). Self-appointed “cop” of Whitechapel, Kat is quite mad, but devoted to everyone’s safety. Solitary but intimidating.
- Miki voiced by Mallory Low (DC Super Hero Girls, Final Fantasy VII Remake). The medic. Her wit is razor sharp. Good at healing people, not so good at talking to them.
- Caz voiced by Anniwaa Buachie (X-Men ‘97). An urban engineer, she will build her way to a better future. She is the most mature and self-aware member of the group.
- Karl voiced by Darren Jacobs (Death Stranding, Genshin Impact). Telepathy is strong with Karl; he isolates in his garden for mental quiet. He is the only one he can stand and prefers to tend to his garden, alone.
- Kirk voiced by Tru Valentino (The Cuphead Show). Totally devoted to Karl and pissed off by everything else. He misses the old world and is slow to trust anyone, while very quick to anger.
- Alice voiced by Della Saba (Ralph Breaks the Internet, Steven Universe). Resourceful, Alice takes no shit. She was barely a teen when “the world ended,” and grew up with no support and no pity.
The full series, based on the post-apocalyptic graphic novel series of the same name, will premiere on January 27 on Crunchyroll across 200 countries and territories, with subtitles available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Russian, and Arabic. Hiroshi Shimizu (MEGALOBOX, Blue Exorcist, Lupin III) is on board as character designer with Osamu Masuyama serving as art director (Made in Abyss, Studio Ghibli).