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‘Eden’ English dub features Ruby Rose Turner, David Tennant

"Eden" features the Tenth Doctor in its English voice cast. Image credit: Netflix
Image credit: Netflix

(Editor’s note: The PR firm of Netflix Philippines informed us today that there was an error in the press release they sent. The voice actor for Sara is Ruby Rose Turner, not Ruby Rose. We have made the correction in the headline and article.) Normally, we wouldn’t even care about the English dub cast of an anime because we prefer watching subs, but “Eden” features the Tenth Doctor.

“Eden”, one of the upcoming Netflix Original Anime series showcased at the Netflix stage event at AnimeJapan 2021, has unveiled a powerhouse English voice cast that includes Ruby Rose Turner (Sara), David Tennant (E92), Rosario Dawson (A37), JP Karliak (S566), Neil Patrick Harris (Zero), Cassandra Lee Morris (Zurich), and Julie Nathanson (Geneva).

AI of Eden

Thousands of years in the future, a city known as Eden is inhabited solely by artificially intelligent robots whose former masters vanished long ago. On a routine assignment, within the depths of the city, two maintenance robots accidentally awaken a human baby girl from stasis questioning all they were taught to believe — that humans were nothing more than a forbidden ancient myth. Together, the two robots secretly raise the child in a safe haven outside Eden.

“This show is an entirely new story, without any existing works to base the storyline on. We recorded ‘Eden’ as a prelay to begin with, which is a way to record character voices without any locked visuals. We had redone the following recordings several times — and I was fortunate enough to see the visual story all come together as we recorded Sara’s voice,” said Marika Kohno at AnimeJapan 2021.

Apart from Kohno, who voices the main character Sara, the Japanese voice cast of “Eden” includes Kentaro Ito (E92), Kyoko Hikami (A37), Tarusuke Shingaki (S566), Koichi Yamadera (Zero), Yuuki Kuwahara (Zurich), and Yuhko Kaida (Geneva).

“I recorded Sara from when she was a newborn baby, right through the process of her growing up. There’s much I wish I could talk about around the story, but in the spirit of saving spoilers, I will just say that I hope fans enjoy coming with Sara on her journey to save the world,” Kohno said.

“Eden” premieres on Netflix on May 27.


  1. Josh

    “Normally, we wouldn’t even care about the English dub cast of an anime because we prefer watching subs, but “Eden” features both Batwoman and the Tenth Doctor.”

    Not very objective language, is it? Why would you use the phrase “we”? Your preferences aren’t relevant. You’re entitled to your personal opinions regarding English dubs, but you don’t use the phrase “we” in other posts. Incidentally enough, though you claim to prefer anime subtitled, do keep in mind that there is a large English speaking population in South Asia, especially the Philippines. You’d do well in remembering that the phrase “we wouldn’t even care about the English dub cast of an anime because we prefer watching subs” wouldn’t sit well with a significant proportion of Filipino anime fans who habitually consume anime English dubs.

    • Joey Alarilla

      Thanks for your comment. But there’s only one person writing for this site I founded, so it’s always opinion. So “we” is Digital Life Asia. We’re not speaking for every other anime fan, but expressing our opinion. The only reason the article’s byline is “by” and not “by Joey Alarilla” is because I used a lot of material from the Netflix press release, and unlike some journalists and bloggers, I don’t copy and paste press releases.

      If you have a different opinion, that’s fine. But don’t make a straw man argument just because you don’t understand that “we” can also be used as the royal “we”.

      And in case it isn’t clear, we are using “you” as in “just you”, not “you” to refer to all readers.

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