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English Dub for The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting

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The waiting is now finally over. The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting now launched its long-awaited English dub on October 20, 2022. It will be available only on Crunchyroll. For those who are unfamiliar with the anime, the Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting basically follows the story of Yakuza, an enforcer who is tasked with watching his boss’ daughter. 

Kumichou Musume to Sewagakari, which translates to The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting in English, was the anime’s original title. As interesting as it might sound, the anime currently has a 7.8 out of 10 rating on MyAnimeList.

What To Expect?

One of the funniest and most family-friendly comedy anime films of summer 2022 is expected to be The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting. Anime fans worldwide already claimed which anime series was a major hit and which fell a little short of expectations as the Spring 2022 anime season comes to an end. 

This comedy anime series may be aimed at older adult viewers who want a break from all the high school-based anime. The anime premiered on July 7th and will continue to screen new episodes. The show will undoubtedly have multiple language subtitles and possibly even foreign language dubs halfway through the season.

Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HIDIVE do not have the English dub yet. You can only stream this via Crunchyroll, which also contains Japanese and Spanish subtitles. Manga enthusiasts can check out the current Yakuza manga series in stores like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Rightstufanime. Yakuza print volumes are available from Amazon and also offer the manga digitally through Kindle and ComiXology.

Streaming via Crunchyroll

On Wednesday, October 19, 2022, Crunchyroll announced that on Thursday, October 20, 2022, they will begin streaming an English dub for the TV anime adaptation of Tsukiya’s “The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting” manga. Additionally, the streaming service discloses information on the English cast, which will translate the voices of Japanese anime characters.

Brief Background of the Anime

The kind of anime that brightens your day. A heart-warming slice of life with an intriguing storyline and fascinating characters. Anime fans will undoubtedly like every episode and can already tell that it will be one of those heartwarming, family-friendly shows that will make them cry.

Tsukiya is the author and illustrator of the Japanese seinen manga series. In June 2018, it started serializing on the Comic Ride pixiv website and in May 2020, the manga moved to Micro Magazine’s Comic Elmo manga service. By August 2022, it had been compiled into eight tankobon volumes. From July to September 2022, a Feel and Gaina version of an anime television series aired that hooked hundreds of viewers worldwide. 

There were around 500,000 copies of the manga in print worldwide prior to the start of the TV anime. However, in just a few months, that number has doubled as a result of the anime adaptation. In September 2022, the manga sold more than one million copies in Japan.

Plot

As the Sakuragi Yakuza’s lieutenant, Toru Kirishima, is feared for his violence and ruthlessness. He is the main character of the story. He’s known for accomplishing any tasks at hand, but not without using force. After messing up a crucial deal due to his poor temper, Toru is given the responsibility of serving as Yaeka’s bodyguard and babysitter. 

The head of Sakuragi expects that Toru and Yaeka will get close and that Toru will eventually realize what it means to be in charge of another person’s life. However, it didn’t go well. Due to the differences in their personalities and lives, Toru and Yaeka often argue. However, as Yaeka taught Toru the worth of life, the two eventually became closer to one another. Toru also became fiercely protective of Yaeka. 

Getting to Know Kirishima Tooru

Kirishima Tooru serves as the Sakuragi crime family’s right-hand man. His work gives him the perfect justification to indulge his aggressive tendencies. This noticeable behavior earned him the nickname of “the Demon of Sakuragi.” 

Nothing appears to be able to stop his evil nature from appearing at any moment. However,  a day came that changed his perspective. His boss gives him a task he’s never had before: watching his daughter. This will be a sweet, unique tale about a girl and her yakuza caregiver. They are going to start their new daily lives together. 

Toru doesn’t like to admit it, but he is a gap moe anime character because of his kind, charming character and tendency to constantly put others first before himself. He portrays inconsistent behavior, making him more interesting. Additionally, his outside and inside personalities are in complete opposition to one another.

Getting To Know Sakuragi Yaeka

The mafia boss’s cherished daughter Sakuragi Yaeka is a bashful but well-meaning youngster with some concerns of her own. Although Yaeka gets along well with her loving father, she actually feels very alone because of her father’s obsession with his work. Before Toru became Yaeka’s new babysitter and friend, Yaeka was pretty miserable. Yaeka believes that her mother no longer loves her because she never communicates with her. Nevertheless, Toru persuades Yaeka otherwise and restores their relationship. 

Meet The Voice Actors Behind

The voice actors behind this top-rated anime may be recognizable to some anime fans from prior performances. They are also the performers behind those popular anime up until today.  Some of these actors include Cherami Leigh as Kanami Kurosaki, Nazeeh Tarsha as Kei Sugihara, Jonah Scott as Tōru Kirishima, Emi Lo as Yaeka Sakuragi, Y. Chang as Yuri Mashiro, and Emi Lo as Yaeka Sakuragi. 

One of the main voice actors of the anime, Jonah Scott, who portrays Kirishima, is also well-known for his performances in popular manga series. Some of these include the following: One Piece as Charlotte, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind as Formaggio, The Way of the Househusband as Tatsu, and The Legend of Heroes: Trail of Cold Steel as Randy Orlando. 

Other Casts and Staff

Lindsay Seidel, Katelyn Barr, Cherami Leigh, Dani Chambers, and Luci Christian are among the additional voices. The main director of the dub is Austin Sisk. The mix engineer is Rawly Pickens with the executive producer, Christopher R. Sabat. Bryson Baugus and Ben Balmaceda are in charge of ADR preparation. The English scriptwriters include Tyson Rinehart, Meli Grant, and Madeleine Morris. 

Four Blu-ray DVD Volumes

There is a lot to look forward to in this manga. Every episode has a unique, interesting plot. Four Blu-ray DVD volumes will contain the 12-episode anime. It will be divided into four following volumes. 

Volume 1. On October 26, 2022, the first volume will be made available. It will include the anime’s first through third seasons. Including the tax, the entire cost of the volume is 8,800 yen. 

Volume 2. The second volume will include the anime’s episodes 4 through 6 and it will be available on November 30, 2022. The cost of the volume is 8,800 yen (excluding tax).

Volume 3. For a total of 8,800 yen, which is tax-excluded, volume 3 will be released on December 21, 2022. It will include the anime’s episodes 7 through 9. 

Volume 4. On January 25, 2023, the fourth volume will be made available. It will include the anime’s episodes 10 through 12. The cost of the whole volume is 8,800 yen which excludes tax. 

Final Thoughts

The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting has several touching moments, such as when we find out what happened to Yaeka’s mother. For the most part, the anime portrays sweet and enjoyable comedy, where even scenes like Kirishima beating up people are done in a humorous way. The juxtaposition of the two characters works incredibly well, and the supporting characters who appear and disappear during the narrative each have distinct personalities. It will surely become more loved since the English dub was finally released. 

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