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Fall Simulcast 2015 Season Announcements!



The weather may be cooling down, but our Fall simulcast season is heating up! See our new simulcast line-up for the Fall!


New this Fall:


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Kimito Kagurazaka is a extraordinarily average. Average grades, average abilities, average looks, average love life (nonexistent). That is, until one day he’s abducted by a mysterious organization and forced to enroll a super secret, super elite academy for the richest, classiest, elitest of the elite young ladies. Turns out Kimito has been chosen as a “commoner sample” to better help the isolated and naïve girls cope with entering into normal society. But there’s a catch—Kimito isn’t allowed to show any romantic or sexual interest in the girls, lest he face gruesome repercussions. Can this commoner enter the secret world of high society?




Rainy Cocoa, Welcome to Rainy Color  

Aoi Tokura is having a rough day. He’s used to being mistaken for a girl, but it’s even worse when a captivating stranger on the train calls him a creeper for staring a little too long. Aoi’s soaked by a sudden rainstorm and takes shelter at Rainy Color, a cozy café where the warmth of the staff compliments the sweet hot cocoa he’s served. When he falls into a job at the café he feels like things are finally looking up— until Keiichi Iwase, the man he couldn’t help but stare at on the train, shows up. Did this day just get worse, or better?




Attack on Titan: Junior High

Your favorite characters from Attack on Titan are back in…junior high school? Adapted from the hit spinoff manga series – Attack on Titan: Junior High (written by Saki Nakagawa), this parody reimagines Eren, Mikasa, Armin, and other characters from the original manga as students and teachers at Titan Junior High School.










This retro-style throwback is a romping adventure with a sweet setting! In a traditional Japanese sweets shop in Kyoto works Daijiro Kyogoku, the latest young successor in a long line of sweet shop owners. One day, Daijiro finds a giant robot in the shop’s basement called Doamayger-D. Now, villanous robots are on the loose, and the hero we need is Doamayger-D… a candy-making mech?



Heavy Object

In the future, warfare has been revolutionized by the invention of mechanical weapons called “Objects.” These Objects are overwhelmingly powerful, rendering traditional weapons like guns, tanks and fighter jets completely useless. Qwenthur is an un-athletic, but smart soldier who aims to work as an Object mechanic. Stationed at an Alaskan Object base, he meets Milinda, a stoic but beautiful Elite Soldier who pilots her own Object. As they learn to support each other in battle, Qwenthur begins to uncover the grim secret behind the Heavy Objects.





Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid

After adorable “mermaid” Mamori is transferred to one of five artificial islands, she’s cornered, attacked and eventually saved by another beautiful transfer named Mirei. Unfortunately, even after the girl intervenes, Mamori’s attackers refuse to let up. Just when they think all hope is lost, Mirei and Mamori share a passionate kiss that turns the little “mermaid” into a powerful sword in this new show from series composer Yousuke Kuroda (High School of the Dead, Mobile Suit Gundam 00) and ARMS studio (Ikki Tousen, Queen’s Blade, Elfen Leid).



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What if superhumans were real? Even better, what if every fabled superhuman existed at the same time, in the same place? Titans from outer space, life forms from a mystical world, phantoms and goblins from ancient times, cyborgs created by scientists, relics that rose out of the ruins of ancient civilizations. In another Japan, it’s not just a question of “what if”—it’s a reality. Some of the superhumans choose to keep their identities a secret, while others bask in their superhuman fame. Jiro Hitoyoshi, member of the Superhuman Bureau, keeps track of their doings. From the creative force behind Fullmetal Alchemist, including director Seiji Mizushima (Fullmetal Alchemist and Mobile Suit Gundam 00) and writer Shou Aikawa (Fullmetal Alchemist), comes a new adventure with high-flying action.




Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans

From the original creator of the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise and Mari Okada the writer behind anohana and Black Butler Season 1, comes Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans. 300 years after the end of a great conflict known as the “Calamity War,” a new government system has brought an era of peace to Earth. But when Mikazuki Augus, a young member of a private security company known as the CGS, accepts a mission to protect a young woman seeking to liberate the Martian city of Chryse from Earth’s rule, he sets off a chain of events that threatens to send the galaxy back to war. With his orders in hand, he’ll have to head into battle using a war-era relic the CGS has been using as a power source—the Gundam Barbatos.




Ayanagi Academy: home of musical dreams and insane competition. New student Yuta Hoshitani dreams of being in show business, but to get there he’ll have to gain acceptance from the Kao Council (Cherry Blossom Flower Council), Ayanagi Academy’s five highest ranking students. For Yuta and his friends to do well in the music department, they’ll have to get onto a Star Team, lead by the KaoCouncil members. Though the newcomers are struggling, they catch the interest of one of the Kao Council members, which just might send them on the starlit journey they’ve been dreaming of! From director Shunsuke Tada (Kuroko’s Basketball and Prince of Tennis) comes a new show that will have you dreaming of stardom.





Dance with Devils

From Rejet, the original creator of Diabolik Lovers, and Brain’s Base, the studio behind Princess Jellyfish, comes a devilish tale of high school seduction. Second-year student Ritsuka Tachibana has the perfect school-to-life balance, but all of that’s thrown into chaos when she discovers that several of her handsome male classmates are actually demons in disguise.








 And, in case you missed it, our first batch of Fall announcements included:



Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign (Season 1 Part 2)

The battle between humans and vampires continues in Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign Part 2. After the Shinjuku Battle, Yuichiro reunites with Mikaela only to discover he’s been turned into a vampire. To save what’s left of his family and protect his new friends, Yuichiro desperately tries to find a way to return vampires to their human forms. His search becomes a race against time when Kureto reveals to Guren that, in one month, the main unit of the vampire army will start attacking Tokyo. There’s no time to waste, the real fight is about to begin!



Noragami Aragoto

Yato may just be a minor god now, but he’s determined to make it big and he’s got a plan. Unfortunately, things just don’t seem to be going his way. He doesn’t have a single shrine dedicated to him, his partner has just quit, and now he’s got to find a new divine weapon. Just when things look bleak, he meets a girl named Hiyori and changes her life forever.



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Aria is a volatile girl who wields two pistols and two swords and holds the highest rank in assault studies at a high school for young mercenaries. This pint-sized prodigy swoops in to save her classmate Kinji from a high-speed chase, but he ends up saving her after he switches from a boring wimp into a total hot shot! His secret? He only turns into something of a James Bond when he’s turned on! Convinced Kinji’s an ace, Aria strong-arms him into being her partner—but she isn’t the only femme fatale who wants a taste of his coveted combat skills. Aria gets Kinji for one mission, but he’ll end up with more than one finger on his trigger!


Fairy Tail

When four young wizards from the most destructive guild in Fiore team up to take jobs, they forge a bond more powerful than any magic and grow stronger with every mission. Whatever you do, don’t mess with these friends or you’ll get burned!


One Piece

Monkey D. Luffy is on a quest to become king of all pirates! With a course charted for the treacherous waters of the Grand Line, Luffy will never drop anchor until he’s claimed the greatest treasure on Earth – the Legendary One Piece!


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Fall Simulcast Season Is Heating Up!


Sure, maybe you just scratched Labor Day off on your One Piece calendar. Maybe you’re picking up your Fairy Tail backpack and trudging off to school wearing your favorite Noragami shirt. (and pants. Please be wearing pants.) Maybe you’re sketching out your next Moon Demon Company cosplay from Seraph of the End during that boring meeting at work. Or maybe you’re just asking yourself what you have to look forward to now that Summer is over??

Have no fear, my friends! Summer may be over but we’ve already got the hottest shows on simulcast ready for you – and these are just the beginning! You’ll definitely want to keep your FUNimation app of choice (you know we’ve got you covered on almost any device, right?)  ready to stream these amazing selections on your screen and straight into your eyeballs.

So get your viewing palette ready for these delicious dishes:


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Aria the Scarlet Ammo AA


Fairy Tail

Fairy Tail





One Piece

One Piece


Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign – Part 2


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English Cast Announcement & Sneak Peek – Sky Wizards Academy!

We have three new Broadcast Dubs hitting the FUNimation Streaming Service tonight! One of them is Sky Wizards Academy – which premieres tonight at 8:00/7:00 CT on the DubbleTalk Block! Here’s your English cast for the series, as well as a sneak peek at what’s in store for you guys in Episode 01.


Summary: Forced to retreat to floating cities due to an invasion of magical armored insects, humanity must now depend on Sky Wizards to battle the menace via mid-air battles. Once known as the “Black Master Swordsman,” Kanata Age is now considered a traitor and is assigned to lead an F-class of mismatched mages. Misora Whitale has all the enthusiasm to be a leader, but she’s failed 100 consecutive tests. Rico Flamel is a genius sniper, but she’s a little self-absorbed, and Lecty Eisenach is a candidate with all the ambition but zero confidence. It’s up to Kanata Age to train the troubled trio to become accomplished Sky Wizards.



Joel McDonald  Kanata Age
Tia Ballard  Misora Whitale
Megan Shipman  Lecty Eisenach
Dawn M. Bennett  Rico Flamel
Felecia Angelle  ADR Director
Jose Sandoval  ADR Engineer
Todd Chism  Asst. ADR Engineer
Phillip Jones  Asst. ADR Engineer
Greg Taylor  Asst. ADR Engineer
Monica Rial  Head Writer



English Cast Announcement & Sneak Peek – Gangsta.

We have three new Broadcast Dubs hitting the FUNimation Streaming Service tonight! A definite fan-favorite this season is Gangsta. – which premieres tonight at 9:00/8:00PM CT on the DubbleTalk Block! Here’s your English cast for the series, as well as a a sneak peek at what’s in store for you guys in Episode 01.


Summary: In a city filled with sin and scandal, Worick and Nicolas have made a name for themselves as men who can get the job done. As a super-powered Twilight Nic has no problem getting his hands dirty, but when the situation requires a little more charm Worick is ready to use his own unique skills to keep the situation under control. Working independently, taking jobs from both the mafia and police, these unique Handymen navigate the seedy underworld of Ergastulum in style leaving a trail of chaos behind them.



Ian Sinclair  Worick Arcangelo
Brandon Potter  Nicolas Brown
Felecia Angelle  Alex Benedetto
John Swasey  Chad Adkins
Aaron Roberts  Cody Balfour
Christopher Bevins  ADR Director
Jeremy Inman  Asst. ADR Director
Domonique French  ADR Engineer
Greg Taylor  Asst. ADR Engineer
Phillip Jones  Asst. ADR Engineer
Jared Hedges  Lead Writer


English Cast Announcement & Sneak Peek – Prison School!

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Summary: Hachimitsu Academy, a prestigious, historically all-girls school, has finally become co-ed. Average teen, Kiyoshi, is one of five boys to enroll. What he doesn’t know is that the school is clandestinely ruled by an Underground Student Council of ruthless, cruel, totally hot female students! And when the boys get caught peeping, they’re sent to the school’s prison, which is run by the brutally seductive warden, who also happens to be the VP of the Underground Student Council. After the boys are forced endure manual labor, whips, and chains, they’ll be left wishing they were locked up with actual criminals!


Austin Tindle  Kiyoshi
Eric Vale  Gakuto
Sonny Strait  Andre
Chris Bevins  Joe
Clifford Chapin  Shingo
Tia Ballard  Mari
Whitney Rodgers  Meiko
Alexis Tipton  Hana
Kristen McGuire  Chiyo
Smokey DeLange  Chairman
Sonny Strait  ADR Director
Jeremy Woods  Lead ADR Engineer
Patrick Morphy  Additional ADR Engineer



Summer Simulcast Announcement: It’s Idol vs. Idol in Venus Project -Climax-!

Venus Project -Climax- is a unique multimedia series that will not only pit 2D idols against each other, but will also have the voice actresses competing in challenges often seen in Japanese variety shows. The live-action segments add a whole new layer to the drama within the anime. It’s a story within a story!



Character Voice Actor Other Roles
Eriko Hara Sawako Hata Former member of idol group SKE48, Suzuko Kanzaki (AKB0048)
Ruka Sovagasky Riho Iida Rin Hoshizora (Love Live!), Kana Uehara (Re-Kan!)
Miu Nureha Marika Hayase  


 Main Staff
Director Takehiro Nakayama
Series Composition Go Zappa
Character Design Yoshinari Saito
Animation Production Nomad




Experience a unique multimedia experience with Venus Project -Climax-! Set in a near-future Japan, Formula Venus is the new entertainment format that pits aspiring performers against each other for the title of New Idol Princess. Eriko Hara hopes to win to support the orphanage that took her in and the children that currently live there.


This unique multimedia show will also pit the actual voice actresses against each other in a series of live challenges. It’s 2D vs. 3D in Venus Project -Climax-!


Venus Project -Climax- episode 1 (live-action variety show) and 2 (anime) premiere at 5PM ET today. Catch it every Sunday at 11:30AM ET this summer!



Summer Simulcast Announcement – Get Ready to Enroll in Prison School!

Are you ready for the latest summer simulcast? Prison School is a raunchy take on the old “guys get to go to an all-girls school” trope, and the school punishments are unreal.



Character Voice Actor Other Roles
Kiyoshi Hiroshi Kamiya Araragi (Bakemonogatari), Izaya (Durarara!!), Levi (Attack on Titan)
Mari Sayaka Ohara Yuki (Aldnoah.Zero), Erza (Fairy Tail), Irisviel von Einzbern (Fate/Zero)
Meiko Shizuka Ito Misa (Bodacious Space Pirates), Yayoi (PSYCHO-PASS)
Hana Kana Hanazawa Rize (Tokyo Ghoul), Akane (PSYCHO-PASS)
Joe Daisuke Namikawa Italy (Hetalia), Waver Velvet (Fate/Zero)
Gakuto Katsuyuki Konishi Kamina (Gurren Lagann), Amon (Tokyo Ghoul)
Andre Kazuyuki Okitsu Muroi (Shiki), Madarame (Genshiken: Second Generation)
Shingo Kenichi Suzumura Atsushi Murasakibara (Kuroko’s Basketball), Zack (Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children)


 Main Staff
Director Tsutomu Mizushima (Genshiken, Witch Craft Works, Shirobako)
Series Composition Michiko Yokote (Devils and Realist, Squid Girl)
Character Design Junichiro Taniguchi (Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun, Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
Animation Production J.C. Staff (Bakuman., A Certain Magical Index, The Familiar of Zero)


Synopsis: Hachimitsu Academy, a prestigious all-girls school, has finally become co-ed, and average teen Kiyoshi is one of five boys to enroll. Unfortunately, an underground student council of ruthless, totally hot female students clandestinely rules the school! And when the boys are caught peeping, they’re sent to the school’s prison, where their punishment comes in the form of whips and chains.


Prison School premieres on Friday, July 10 at 1:05pm ET. Catch it every Friday at 1:05pm ET this summer!


© Akira Hiramoto, KODANSHA/Prison School Partners

Summer Simulcast Announcements – The Summer Heats Up with Junjo Romantica 3

FUNimation has your summer romance ready with Junjo Romantica 3. This continuation of the popular BL series is filled with romance, longing, and of course, drama. If your summer isn’t steamy enough, spend a little time with the men of Junjo Romantica 3.



Character Voice Actor Other Roles
Akihiko Usami Hikaru Hanada Sol Badguy (Guilty Gear XX), Raul Creed (Ergo Proxy)
Misaki Takahashi Takahiro Sakurai Cloud Strife (Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children), Suzaku (Code Geass)


 Main Staff
Director Chiaki Kon (Junjo Romantica, Nodame Cantabile: Paris, Sekai-Ichi Hatsukoi)
Original Creator Shungiku Nakamura (Junjo Romantica, Sekai-Ichi Hatsukoi)
Character Design Yoko Kikuchi (Junjo Romantica, Kuroko’s Basketball)
Animation Production Studio DEEN (Junjo RomanticaFate/Stay Night, Fruits Basket)


Synopsis: Junjo Romantica 3 follows the ongoing story of three couples:


The Romantica relationship between college student Misaki Takahashi and his brother’s best friend, Akihiko Usami—an acclaimed novelist who secretly pens steamy BL novels under a pseudonym.


The stormy Egoist couple: Professor Hiroki Kamijou who tends to be awkward and a bit of a tsundere doted on by the devoted Nowaki Kusama.


Rounding out the drama is the Terrorist couple: Divorced literature professor and Hiroki’s coworker, You Miyagi, and his much younger lover (and former brother-in-law!), Shinobu Takatsuki.


Junjo Romantica 3 premieres on Wednesday, July 8 at 1:35 p.m. ET. Catch it every Wednesday at 1:35 p.m. ET this summer!


©2015 Shungiku NAKAMURA/KADOKAWA CORPORATION/Romantica Club!!

Summer Simulcast Announcement – Sky Wizards Academy Soars into the Season

From the director of Rosario + Vampire comes Sky Wizards Academy, the newest addition to FUNimation’s summer season. It’s back to school for Kanata Age when he’s assigned three of the worst mages-in-training to mold into Sky Wizards!



Character Voice Actor Other Roles
Rico Iori Nomizu Haruna (Is This a Zombie?), Yoshino (Date A Live)
Lecty Nao Toyama Chiho (The Devil Is a Part-Timer!), Margot (Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere)
Misora Nozomi Yamamoto Julie (Absolute Duo), Ogiue (Genshiken)
Kanata Yoshitsugu Matsuoka Kirito (Sword Art Online), Sora (No Game, No Life)


 Main Staff
Director Takayuki Inagaki (Rosario + Vampire, World Break)
Series Composition Hiroshi Yamaguchi (Rosario + Vampire, Desert Punk)
Character Design Osamu Horiuchi (Full Metal Panic!, Burst Angel)
Animation Production Diomedea (KanColle, Squid Girl)


Synopsis: Forced to retreat to floating cities due to an invasion of magical armored insects, humanity must now depend on Sky Wizards to battle the menace via mid-air battles.


Once known as the “Black Master Swordsman,” Kanata Age is now considered a traitor and is assigned to lead an F-class of mismatched mages.


Misora Whitale has all the enthusiasm to be a leader, but she’s failed 100 consecutive tests. Rico Flamel is a genius sniper, but she’s a little self-absorbed, and Lecty Eisenach is a candidate with all the ambition, but zero confidence.


It’s up to Kanata Age to train the troubled trio to become accomplished Sky Wizards.


Sky Wizards Academy premieres Wednesday, July 8 at 1 p.m. ET. Catch it every Wednesday at 1 p.m. ET this summer!



©2015 Yuu Moroboshi,Mikihiro Amami/PUBLISHED BY KADOKAWA Fujimishobo/E601 Partners



©2015 Y・M/KF/E・P

Summer Simulcast Announcement – The stats are stacked as Bikini Warriors join the party





Who needs all that armor when your stats are this stacked? Inspired by old school RPGs, Bikini Warriors is a death(and gravity)-defying adventure filled with dungeon crawls, giant weapons, and bikinis that must have rolled a natural 20 just to stay on.




Character Voice Actor Other Roles
Mage Ai Kakuma Isuzu Sento (Amagi Brilliant Park), Kenjiro Hata (Female) (Genshiken: Second Generation)
Dark Elf Chiaki Takahashi Azusa Miura (iDOLM@STER)
Paladin Kana Ueda Rin Tosaka (Fate/stay night), Rahel Alucard (BlazBlue)
Fighter Yoko Hikasa Rias Gremory (High School DxD), Stephanie Dola (No Game No Life)
 Main Staff
Director Naoyuki Kuzuya
Series Composition Go Tamai
Character Design Kosuke Murayama
Animation Production Feel., PRA


Synopsis: Prepare yourself for an adventure of epic proportions. Warriors so skilled at battling questionable slimes and taming tumescent tentacles there’s no need for all that bulky armor.

Brought to you by some of the masters of the female form, Bikini Warriors features character designs by Rei Hiroe (Black Lagoon), Tony Taka, Odanon (Queen’s Blade), and Hisasi. All your favorite RPG classes beginning with the athletic Fighter, elegant Paladin, and enchanting Mage are busting the min/max barriers for maximum blood loss! Are you equipped?


Bikini Warriors premieres Tuesday, July 7 at 2:40 PM ET. Catch it every Tuesday at 2:40 PM ET this summer!