#74 – Pride Month Special! – Localizing LGBTQ Anime with David Wald

Direct link: https://thirdimpactanimepodcast.podbean.com/e/74-pride-month-special-localizing-lgbtq-anime-with-david-wald/

To celebrate Pride month, Sully sat down with voice actor, script writer, and ADR director David Wald to discuss his work in working to dub and license LGBTQ themed anime, including Love Stage!! and Hitorijime My Hero.

David is known for voicing Gajeel Refox in Fairy Tail, Bulat in Akame ga Kill!, Berg Katze in Gatchaman Crowds, and Tetsutetsu in My Hero Academia, and has been the ADR director for Love Stage!!, Hitorijime My Hero, Kokkoku, Bloom Into You, and the upcoming dub of Cutie Honey Universe.

In this episode, David discusses pushing to get more queer anime into the West, the place that LGBTQ fans have in the anime community, and introducing anime to a wider audience. Sully and David also talk about how anime can play an important role in the coming out narratives of LGBTQ fans.

Thanks for coming onto the show, David!

Love Stage!! and Hitorijime My Hero are streaming on HiDive from Sentai Filmworks.

Sully can be found on Twitter @calva_kun. David Wald can be found on Twitter @DavidWald_VA.

The Trevor Project – (866) 488-7386
National Suicide Prevention Hotline – (800) 273-8255

Note: Due to connection issues, there are some drop outs on David’s end from the mid point until the end of the podcast. Austin tried to edit around them the best he could but unfortunately, the sound quality is not the best.

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