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FUNimation Acquires the Rights to Ninja Slayer

ninjaWasshoi!! Our newest simulcast announcement goes out to fans of Trigger, the kickass and fan-favorite rising star anime studio that brought you one-of-a-kind titles as Little Witch Academia, Inferno Cop, and the mega-hit Kill la Kill!

 

FUNimation has acquired the streaming and home video license for Ninja Slayer, the long-awaited new show with all the styling and bombast you’ve come to love from Trigger! Ninja Slayer’s origin is shrouded in mystery; although it originally appeared as a novel series posted on Twitter in Japan, legend has it that it was actually translated from an original English series from two enigmatic American creators, Bradley Bond and Philip Ninj@ Morzez, who are totally on the run from actual ninjas. Who knows? All we can say is that with this origin story and this studio, Ninja Slayer is going to be way over-the-top and frickin’ awesome.

 

So we’ve told you what’s up with Ninja Slayer, but what’s it about? Here’s the summary:

 

From Kill la Kill’s radical Studio Trigger comes a badass and outrageous ninja anime that kicks reason to the curb with a screaming “WASSHOI!”

 

Ninjas. Karate. Sushi. The dystopian cyber underworld of Neo-Saitama is ruled from the shadows by an intricate web of drugs, yakuza gangs, and evil syndicate ninjas wielding fearsome “karate.” In a sea of the blood of his enemies, a lone maverick stands. NINJA SLAYER is a ninja who kills other ninjas in the name of ninja vengeance. A former salaryman whose family was killed by evil ninjas, Ninja Slayer cheats death and casts away his past to embrace the dark, mystical NINJA SOUL, a mysterious spirit that grants him great power in his quest for revenge. But will this bloodthirsty spirit consume Ninja Slayer before his enemies are all “dead on departure?” Domo. I’m Ninja Slayer.

 

And here’s your Japanese voice cast:

 

CHARACTER VOICE ACTOR PREVIOUS ROLES
Ninja Slayer/
Kenji Fujikido
Toshiyuki Morikawa Isshin Kurosaki (Bleach), Naraku (Inuyasha),
Shishiwakamaru (Yu Yu Hakusho)
Dark Ninja/
Fujio Katakura
Sho Hayami Sosuke Aizen (Bleach), Nicholas D. Wolfwood (Trigun)
Nancy Lee Chiwa Saito Homura Akemi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica),
Hitagi Senjyogahara (Bakemonogatari)
Yamoto Koki Sora Amamiya Akame (Akame ga Kill!), Touka Kirishima (Tokyo Ghoul),
Asseylum Vers Allusia (Aldnoah.Zero)
Dragon Yukano Risa Taneda Xenovia (High School DxD New),
Kaori Miyazono (Your Lie in April),
Mirai Kuriyama (Beyond the Boundary)
Laomoto Khan Masane Tsukayama Zoken Mato (Fate.Zero)
Clone Yakuza Tessho Genda Kurama (Naruto)

 

Simulcast launch date and time are still TBD, but stay tuned to FUNimation social media to be the first to know! In the meantime, here’s the trailer:

 

FUNimation Acquires Rights for The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan

yukichan keyFUNimation has acquired the rights for the romance, slice-of-life anime series–The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan!

 

Haruhi fans will be excited to know that Minori Chihara (Dragonaut’s Toa, Ikki Tousen’s Ekitoku Chouhi) and Tomokazu Sugita (Assassination Classroom’s Karasuma, Chobits’ Hideki Motosuwa) will reprise their roles as Yuki and Kyon…and perhaps there will even be a few other familiar voices, too!

 

Stay tuned to FUNimation’s social media channels and this blog for more information coming soon!

 

synopsis:

From the creator of the international hit The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya comes a new spinoff featuring familiar faces! In an alternate universe, shy, awkward Yuki Nagato attempts to court her crush, Kyon, with the help of her best friend and neighbor, the perky and indomitable Ryoko Asakura. Together, the trio defends their high school literature club from extermination…and from the pestering of their over-the-top classmate Tsuruya and her friend and minion Mikuru. No true Haruhi devotee should miss The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan

FUNimation Acquires Rights to Show By Rock!!

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We’re excited to announce that we have acquired the rights for Studio Bones’ new super-cute nekomimi music anime, Show By Rock!! This series is all about music and features bands of cute animal-ear girls AND handsome animal-ear guys, covering all types of music— pop, visual kei rock, Japanese, and more, with something for all audiences. The Show By Rock!! franchise comes to you in conjunction with Sanrio (yes, THAT Sanrio), and it’s got lots of popular Japanese seiyuu voice actors with popular singing backgrounds, so you know it’s going to be adorable and fun!

 

Here’s a preview of the bands in Show By Rock!!

 

Plasmagica

Our protagonists, catgirl Cyan, bunnygirl ChuChu, doggirl Retoree and sheepgirl Moa, of Plasmagica

 

CHARACTER VOICE ACTRESS PREVIOUS ROLES
Cyan Eri Inagawa
ChuChu Sumire Uesaka Fubuki (KanColle), Anastasia (Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls),
Sanae Dekomori (Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions)
Retoree Manami Numakura Hibiki Ganaha (Idolmaster), Takao (Arpeggio of Blue Steel),
Yumi Iguchi (Shirobako)
Moa Ayane Sakura Nagato, Naka and Shimakaze (KanColle),
Haru Onodera (Nisekoi), Tsubaki Sawabe (Your Lie In April)

 

 

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The ultra-cool Visual Kei band Shingan Crimsonz

 

Features Kishow Taniyama (Uta no Prince-sama’s Natsuki Shinomiya, Bakumatsu Rock’s Ryoma Sakamoto, Kuroko no Basket’s Tatsuya Himuro) as lead guitarist and vocalist, Crow!

 

Tsurezurenaru Ayatsuri Mugenan

 

The lovely ladies of Japanese-inspired Tsurezurenaru Ayatsuri Mugenan

 

Trichronika
The starry boyband Trichronika

Features Mamoru Miyano (Uta no Prince-sama’s Tokiya Ichinose, Free!’s Rin Matsuoka, Death Parade’s Harada) as lead guitarist and vocalist, Shu Zo!

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And the anime-original ultra-cuties of Cristicrista!

 

Simulcast schedule will be announced soon, so stay tuned to FUNimation social media until then! Here’s the synopsis:

 

Musical merriment and cute creatures collide in this series from the dream team pairing Sanrio and Studio Bones (Ouran High School Host Club, Soul Eater)!

Set in the glamorous metropolis Tokyo Midi City, where music—and the dream of musical superstardom—is everything. Here, “battle of the bands” is more than just a teen rivalry: Dozens of ensembles compete for the honor of playing atop the city’s highest tower. When a Gothic Lolita-clad catgirl cutie named Cyan stumbles into the music world, she too is swept up by the dream of fame. After joining forces with three other colorful characters—bunnygirl honor student Chuchu, shy doggirl Retoree, and adorable sheepgirl Moa—the quartet becomes Plasmagica, the freshest band on the scene. Armed with special instruments, the girls face off with other bands striving for stardom, like the cool and passionate Visual Kei band Shingan Crimsonz, or the handsome pop idols Trichronika. Will the band find celebrity? Or are they doomed to be one-hit-wonders…

 

Check out the Promotional Videos below!

 

 

FUNimation Spring 2015 Simulcasts – Continuing Shows

Almost time for a new season to begin! I’m sure you’re all wondering if we’ll be able to top last season, but first, let’s get some housekeeping out of the way. Take a look below at our continuing simulcasts for Spring 2015.

 

a_classroom_key_0564Assassination Classroom

 

synopsis:

Forget about homework and pop quizzes. The students of Class 3E have a far more important assignment: kill their teacher before the end of the year! A tentacle-d sensei that moves at Mach 20 is out to conquer the classroom after destroying seventy percent of the moon. In addition to reading, writing, and arithmetic, the murderous monster behind the lectern will teach his students everything he knows about the assassination game. Should some eager beaver prove to be a quick study in killing, he or she will save Earth from extinction – and collect a hefty reward. But they’d better take some serious notes while class is in session because their slaughtering sensei has eight deadly tentacles just waiting to wreak havoc on humanity!

 

You can catch new episodes of Assassination Classroom every Friday at 1:50pm ET on http://funimation.com/assassination-classroom. Don’t forget to watch our Broadcast Dub of the series, new episodes released every Wednesday at 8:00pm ET as part of our DubbleTalk block! Click here for more info about DubbleTalk.

 

 

one piece dressrosaOne Piece

 

synopsis:

Monkey D. Luffy is a boy with big dreams. This daring rubber-man refuses to let anyone or anything stand in the way of his quest to become king of all pirates. With a course charted for the treacherous waters of the Grand Line, Luffy strikes out in search of a crew – and a boat. Along the way he’ll do battle with scallywag clowns, fishy foes, and an entire fleet of marines eager to see him walk the plank. The stakes are high, but with each adventure, Luffy adds a new friend to his gang of Straw Hat Pirates! Like his hero Gold Roger, this is one captain who’ll never drop anchor until he’s claimed the greatest treasure on Earth – the Legendary One Piece!

 

Watch new episodes of this popular hit series every Saturday at 10pm ET. You can catch it on http://funimation.com/one-piece or via http://onepieceofficial.com

 

 

fairy tailFairy Tail

 

synopsis:

Across the Fiore kingdom, wizards join guilds and make their pay by filling magical needs—but one guild has a reputation as the roughest, rowdiest, most dangerous of all: Fairy Tail!

When four young Fairy Tail members unite, their bond is forged by a power found in neither muscle nor magic and grows stronger with every mission. Whatever you do, don’t mess with these friends or you’ll get a taste of Natsu’s flaming fist or Gray’s ice hammer, suffer a painful blow from one of Lucy’s celestial spirits or catch the edge of Erza’s mighty blade! Whether they’re stopping demons from devastating the world or wrestling in the mess hall, this mystical team manages to inflict as much damage to their rivals as they do to the surrounding area!

 

New episodes available every Friday at 10pm ET on http://funimation.com/fairy-tail.

 

Which other shows will be joining our line up for Spring 2015? You’ll just have to wait to find out! But, you won’t have to wait long, maybe just long enough for a little Detour

 

 

Show Us Your Love for Kamisama Kiss!

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Fans are really loving Kamisama Kiss Season 2, and we want to see how much! Show us your creative side and you could win a super-rare poster signed by the Kamisama Kiss manga artist–Julietta Suzuki.

 

All you need to do to enter is submit an image of something you’ve created based on Kamisama Kiss. Images can include, but are not limited to: Kamisama Kiss cosplay, original fan art, crafts or props, or even Kamisama Kiss inspired food items! Mmmmm… what I wouldn’t give to sample some of Tomoe’s cooking!

 

As long as it’s an original creation, and inspired by Kamisama Kiss, we want to see it!

 

There are a few ways you can enter:

 

1) Submit your entry via the form below

2) Instagram your image using the hashtag #KamisamaKissContest

3) Tweet your entry on Twitter using the hashtag #KamisamaKissContest

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Maria the Virgin Witch English Cast Announcement

And now, for our final Broadcast Dub cast announcement. Here’s your English cast and crew for Maria the Virgin Witch! The Broadcast Dub will premiere this Sunday at 10:30am ET. Click here to check out the current episodes in Japanese with subtitles.

 

Series synopsis:

In the time of the Hundred Years’ War, a young and powerful witch known as Maria leads a reclusive existence. Shunned by the church – but beloved by certain locals – Maria endeavors to use her magic to bring an end to the warfare she so despises. She assists people of all walks of life with the help of her two familiars: a succubus and an incubus with great powers of seduction. Though she seeks only peace, the archangel Michael despises her use of magic to interfere in human affairs and decrees that should she ever manage to lose her virginity, Maria’s powers will vanish! To ensure that Maria no longer mingles magic with humans, Michael sends the angel Ezekiel to keep a watchful eye on the virgin witch.

 

 

Maria the Virgin WitchMAIN CAST

MARIA – Alexis Tipton
ARTEMIS – Whitney Rodgers
PRIAPUS – Jerry Jewell
EZEKIEL – Leah Clark
JOSEPH – Austin Tindle

 

CAST

ANN – Lara Woodhull
BERNARD – Sonny Strait
MICHAEL – Caitlin Glass
GALFA – Chris Rager

 

CREW

ADR Director – Sonny Strait
Lead ADR Engineer – Matt Grounds
Assistant ADR Engineer – Jose Sandoval
Translator – Nobuaki Taguchi
Script Writer – Patrick Seitz

 

How have you been enjoying the Broadcast Dubs so far? Would you like to see more? Let us know in the comments what you’d like to see as a Broadcast Dub for this coming spring season.

 

 

Yurikuma Arashi terminology change

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Attention Yurikuma Arashi fans! We are making a slight terminology change in the series and wanted to let you know. Early on in the series we realized that one of the approved terms we were using, ‘Kumalia,’ would be better displayed as ‘Kumaria’ in keeping with the series’ themes. We approached the licensor with this recommendation and have now received approval for the term change, which we are implementing immediately into future subtitled episodes starting with episode 11, and into future Broadcast Dub episodes as well.

 

 

 

English Cast Announcement for Yona of the Dawn

More Phase II Broadcast Dub cast announcements! Today we have the English cast of Yona of the Dawn. The Broadcast Dub will premiere on Tuesday, March 17th at 11am ET. We’ll be starting with Season 2 first since that’s the most current season. But, don’t worry! We’re working on Season 1 as well, which will be released at a later date.

 

series synopsis:

Upon her sixteenth birthday, the cheerful Princess Yona intended to tell her doting father of her love for Su-Won, but her life was turned upside down after witnessing the man she loves cruelly assassinating her father. Heartbroken by this painful betrayal, Princess Yona fled the palace with her loyal servant Hak. Now, she will take up the sword and the bow on a quest to gain new allies and protect her beloved people.

 

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Yona – Monica Rial
Hak – Christopher R. Sabat
Gija – Ian Sinclair
Yun – Clifford Chapin
Sinha – Eric Vale
Su-Won – Micah Solusod

 

CREW

 

ADR Director – Colleen Clinkenbeard
Assistant ADR Director – Clifford Chapin
ADR Engineer – Alyssa Galindo
Translator – Maiko Hoshino
Script Writer – Monica Rial

English Cast Announcement for Absolute Duo

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We’re rolling out the cast announcements for Phase II of our Broadcast Dubs! Are you ready? Today we’ve got Absolute Duo! The Broadcast Dub of the series will be available on Mondays at 2pm ET starting March 16th.

 

series synopsis:

After a traumatic accident takes his loved one, Tor Kokonoe enrolls Koryo Academy, a school where every student has a weapon that is their soul manifestation. Fueled by his desire for revenge, Tor is dismayed to discover his soul is not a weapon…but a shield.

 

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CHARACTER – ACTOR

 

Tor – Ricco Fajardo
Julie – Bryn Apprill
Lilith – Caitlin Glass
Miyabi – Ashleigh Domangue
Tomoe – Whitney Rodgers
Sakuya – Felecia Angelle
Rito – Jennifer McDaniel
Imari – Michelle Rojas

 

CREW

 

ADR Director: Zach Bolton & Caitlin Glass
Assistant ADR Director Cris George
ADR Engineers: Cris George, Patrick Morphy, & Jose Sandoval
ADR Script Writer: Sean Whitley

Simulcast Schedule – Daylight Saving Time Edition

Here’s your friendly reminder to “Spring Forward” this weekend for Daylight Saving Time. As of Sunday morning, our simulcast schedule will change slightly. See below for new times:

 

Sunday

Maria the Virgin Witch – 10:30am ET
Yatterman Night – 11:30am ET
World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman (sub) – 12:05pm ET
World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman (Broadcast Dub) – 12:05pm ET
Samurai Warriors – Sengoku Musou – 12:35pm ET

 

Monday

Absolute Duo – 2pm ET
Yurikuma Arashi – 2:30pm ET
Kamisama Kiss Season 2 (sub) – 2:35pm ET
Kamisama Kiss Season 2 (Broadcast Dub) – 2:35pm ET

 

Tuesday

Yona of the Dawn – 11am ET
Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! – 12:40pm ET

 

Wednesday

Assassination Classroom (Broadcast Dub) – 8pm ET
Death Parade (Broadcast Dub) – 8:30pm ET
Tokyo Ghoul √A (Broadcast Dub) – 9pm ET

 

Thursday

Tokyo Ghoul √A (sub) – 12pm ET

 

Friday

Assassination Classroom (sub) – 1:20pm ET
GARO: THE ANIMATION – 1:23pm ET
Death Parade (sub) – 2:30pm ET
Fairy Tail – 10pm ET

 

Saturday

SHONEN HOLLYWOOD – HOLLY STAGE FOR 50 – 1:30pm ET
The Rolling Girls (sub) – 1:58pm ET
The Rolling Girls (Broadcast Dub) – 1:58pm ET
One Piece – 10pm ET

 

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