Crunchyroll reveals the debut date and cast for the English dub of Link Click, the 2021 surprise hit anime combining time travel and photography.
The popular donghua (i.e. Chinese anime series) Click on the link finally gets an English dub.
According to Crunchyroll, the dub for the series’ first episode, “EMMA,” will premiere on the streaming service on August 8, with the rest of the episodes debuting over the following weeks. Several cast members were announced along with the release date; in particular, Alejandro Saab (How a realistic hero rebuilt the kingdom) and Zeno Robinson (Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series) voice the protagonists Cheng Xiaoshi and Lu Guang respectively.
They are joined by several other popular and experienced voice actors, including Suzie Yeung (Komi cannot communicate)who plays Qiao Ling, Xanthe Huynh (She declared herself a pupil of the wise), who plays Emma, and Keith Silverstein (Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans), who plays Mr. Zhu. Additional vocals are provided by Monica Rial (Deadman Wonderland), Hope Endrenyi (The vampire dies in no time), Mills of Daman (This time I got reincarnated as a Slime), Susie Yeung (Attack on Titan: The Final Season) and Nazeeh Tarsha (my hero academia).
What is a click on a link?
Click on the link is an original story produced by Haoliners Animation League (legend of exorcism) which debuted on bilibili, a Chinese video-sharing website, and Funimation on April 30, 2021. As one of last year’s surprise hits, it received praise from critics and fans of the whole world. Li Haoling serves as the donghua’s director, with Sanjou Yasuka serving as cinematographer and Tanji Takumi, Asami Tomoya, and Zhu Lipiao overseeing art direction.
The story of Click on the link follows friends and roommates Cheng Xiaoshi and Lu Guang, who work at a small photography shop in a modern metropolis. However, the two don’t make their money just by developing photographs; instead, they use their unique and complementary supernatural abilities to time travel through their clientele’s photos to gain valuable information and convey messages to their deceased loved ones.
The first season of Click on the link ended with an intense cliffhanger, leaving one of the two protagonists brutally stabbed by a mysterious serial killer and clinging to life. Although no official release date for the second season of donghua has been confirmed at the time of writing, a trailer for season 2 has been released which indicates that the new season will be just as brutal and emotional. than the first.
The entire first season of Click on the link is currently available to stream on Funimation and Crunchyroll with English subtitles.