Fall 2016 SimulDub™ English Cast Announcements – For The Love of Dubs



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Izetta: the Last Witch


Orange Kiss Him, Not Me
Yuri!!! On ICE ALL OUT!!
Keijo!!!!!!!!  Monster Hunter Stories: RIDE ON!
JOKER GAME Alderamin of the Sky
Show by Rock!! Season 2
Touken Ranbu-Hanamaru



This Fall, we’re dubbing even more shows than before and that means more cast announcements are going out! See the cast list for all of the Fall simulcast shows below as we put them out:



Get Ready for an All-New Funimation.com!

Your anime upgrade is almost here! We’ve been working hard on our new site to make streaming, shopping, and sharing an incredible experience – and we’re ready to share it with you.


As a part of our rollout process, Funimation.com will be down starting at midnight Central Time on December 7th. This will affect all of our operating regions: US, Canada, UK and Ireland. Sites affected include Funimation.com, FunimationNow.uk, and FunimationNow.ie.


We will post messages to our social channels when the site is back up, so make sure you’re following us on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with the latest!


Noragami Aragoto Pre-Order

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Nothing comes easy when dealing with a god of war and calamity. Except for the new release of Noragami Aragoto! From Studio Bones comes the next iteration in the hit 2014 anime Noragami.


Adapted from a manga by Adachitoka, and with the help of character designer Toshihiro Kawamoto (of Cowboy Bebop fame), this series originally aired in the 2015 Winter season and, according to our wonderful fans, was a major contender for Anime of the Season. So it’s no surprise that we would give this show a special Limited Edition release!


Noragami Aragoto Beauty Spread


The Limited Edition will come with a matte metallic silver ink box: Included in this will be 2 DVDs and 2 Blu-rays secured in clear cases to protect the discs, as well as a special soft envelope with a set of 14 stunning art cards, 3 of them with watercolor styled art, that’ll appease even the scariest of gods! Pre-order now here and help Yato get closer to his goal of amassing millions of worshippers!


Ghost in the Shell Universe: Infographic

With Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence releasing right around the corner on 2/7, we thought you could use a helpful Hacker’s Guide to the expansive Ghost in the Shell universe.


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Pre-order Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence now, releasing 2/7/2017 on Blu-ray/DVD combo! 


From groundbreaking director Mamoru Oshii comes the award-winning second installment of the high-action movie series, Ghost in the Shell. The Major is still missing, not a trace of her Ghost in the system, but Batou’s search for her will have to wait. In the year 2032, advances in cybernetic technology and genetic research have opened the world to possibilities once only dreamed of. Humans can be fitted with cybernetic modifications, download their brains into permanent robot bodies, or bring home their own intimate robotic companion-it’s a life of luxury. Or so it seems. A rash of gruesome murders begins to plague the city and with every lead comes more questions. The culprits The beloved robotic companions programmed to obey. How does a robot with such basic programming learn the deadly art of murder Agent Batou and his partner, Togusa, must figure it out before the problem spreads. The more they search for answers, the deeper the rabbit hole runs. In this case wrought with scandal, danger, and mystery, they’ll find themselves in situations unlike any other.

Win a trip to Otakon Vegas!

Get the Gran Tesoro experience by entering our Otakon Vegas Trip contest!


Luffy and the Straw Hats head to the glittering Gran Tesoro with hopes of winning big in the upcoming movie, One Piece Film Gold (January 10 – 17th, 2017 in the U.S. and Canada) — and you could win big, too!  Otakon Vegas is just around the corner (Jan 13 – 15, 2017), so we want to send you and a friend out to Las Vegas for your very own lavish Gran Tesoro experience!




With luck on your side, you could win:


  • Roundtrip Airfare for 2 to Las Vegas
  • Accommodations for 2 (1 room) 2 nights, 3 days Jan 15-17, 2017 at Planet Hollywood Casino
  • $250 of “GOLD” to spend during your trip
  • 2 weekend badges for Otakon Vegas
  • One Piece DVD & Swag Prize Pack
  • Private Meet & Greet with Colleen Clinkenbeard voice of “Luffy”


Second Place Winner to Receive a One Piece Treasure Chest containing Various One Piece Merchandise and DVD’s valued over $500!


Catch One Piece Film Gold in theaters across the U.S. & Canada, January 10 – 17, 2017!


Remembering Cole Owen Brown

With heavy hearts, we are saddened to share the news that voice actor Cole Brown has passed away. For over 10 years, Cole contributed his considerable talents to numerous roles on Funimation English dub productions. Anime fans know him best for his many notable roles including Blackbeard in “One Piece,” Heaven Canceller in “A Certain Magical Index,” Vahriz in “The Heroic Legend of Arslan,” the Narrator in “Desert Punk.”


Most recently, fans heard Cole as Lord Redford in “Izetta: The Last Witch.” Friend and fellow actor David Wald will be stepping into Cole’s shoes to continue his legacy on the series.


He will be missed but his voice lives on. Our thoughts go out to his wife Brenda and the rest of his family.




Schedule of Subbed Shows Coming Off Funimation

As mentioned earlier this year, Funimation and Crunchyroll have partnered together to give you more anime content by focusing on what we do best. Funimation will dub most of the shows that Crunchyroll has, and Crunchyroll will get most of the subbed content that Funimation has. Funimation will still have all your favorite dubs, new SimulDubs every season, and new shows never before been dubbed


Now that we’re further along in the partnership, we’ll be dubbing more shows that Crunchyroll has (stay tuned for future announcements of which shows that will entail) and subbed content will start to come off of our apps and website. See the subbed shows that are planned to come off of Funimation that are on Crunchyroll already below.



Dragon Ball Veterans Including Seán Schemmel, Christopher R. Sabat, Jason Douglas, Ian Sinclair and Sonny Strait to Reprise Roles


LOS ANGELES, CA – November 30, 2016. As Toei Animation Inc. and Funimation® Entertainment ready for the highly-anticipated, dub launch of “Dragon Ball Super”, the acclaimed original English cast is back to embark on the newest adventure in the Dragon Ball saga. Long-time Dragon Ball franchise voice actors reprising their previous roles for Funimation’s English dub production include Seán Schemmel (Goku), Christopher R. Sabat (Vegeta), Jason Douglas (Beerus), Ian Sinclair (Whis) and Sonny Strait (Krillin) – all of whom starred in last year’s hit movie “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’,”which became the 9th highest grossing anime film of all time in U.S.


Reuniting the franchise’s iconic characters, “Dragon Ball Super” follows the aftermath of Goku’s fierce battle with Majin Buu, as he attempts to maintain Earth’s fragile peace. Overseen by Dragon Ball’s original creator, Akira Toriyama, Dragon Ball Super draws on its thirty-year history to create a bold, new universe that is welcoming to fans and endearing to new viewers.


“We are excited to welcome back our many friends and talented newcomers in making ‘Dragon Ball Super’ as special as it can be for fans across the U.S.” said Masayuki Endo, President of Toei Animation Inc. “Funimation has been a fantastic partner in shaping the series for English audiences.”


“We’re thrilled to reunite the original voice cast for our U.S. English dub production of ‘Dragon Ball Super’ with Toei,” said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and founder of Funimation. “Dragon Ball fans – new and old - can look forward to the same great dub experience with ‘Dragon Ball Super’ that they have been enjoying for the past 18 years.”



Tasty Katsudon (Pork Cutlet Bowl) Recipe – Yuri!!! On ICE

This post was written by Funimation Copywriter and YOI fan, Lauren Hill!  Watch new SimulDub episodes of Yuri!!! On ICE every Monday on FunimationNow!


What does every fan deserve after a long day of defending their ships? A delicious meal! And the only meal that will do is the must-have katsudon! No, unfortunately, we can’t help you become a tasty katsudon—you’ll have to dig deep into your own eros for that—but we can definitely teach you how to make one.



Here’s what you’ll need: