FUNimation Announces Directors and Cast for Romeo X Juliet

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“All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players…” — William Shakespeare

FUNimation Entertainment has announced the directors and cast of the 24-episode romantic action anime series Romeo x Juliet from GDH K.K.

Romeo x Juliet is an epic re-imagining of the Shakespearean classic tragedy. Now set in a dreamlike Verona of the future, the medieval beauty of the original drama is captured by director Fumitoshi Oisaki and produced by Studio Gonzo (Afro Samurai and Witchblade).

Line Producer: Christopher Bevins
ADR Directors: J. Michael Tatum and R Bruce Elliott (in his FUNI directing debut) Script Adaptations: Taliesin Jaffe (and team)

Romeo: Chris Burnett
Juliet: Brina Palencia
Antonio: Maxey Whitehead
Cordelia: Colleen Clinkenbeard
Benvolio: Sean Michael Teague
Conrad: R Bruce Elliott
Francisco: Eric Vale
Curio: Robert McCollum
Mercutio: Christopher Bevins
Amelia: Larissa Wolcott
William: J. Michael Tatum
Hermione: Carrie Savage
Tybalt: Mike McFarland
Lord Montague: Sean Hennigan

FUNimation Entertainment will release all 24 episodes of Romeo x Juliet in two 12 episode season sets in Spring and Summer 2009.

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