Meet Favaro Leone, professional bounty hunter and casual scoundrel. When he’s not crossing swords with his arch nemesis and former best friend, Kaisar Lidford, he can be found at the local tavern spinning tall tales to anyone who will listen. After a one-winged demoness overhears his drunken boasts, she wrangles him into an unbreakable contract that will force him to make good on the promise he made.
With nothing but a destination in mind, the pair set out on their grand adventure—completely unaware of the dark forces working to fulfill an ancient prophecy that will bring about the end of the world. That is, unless a charming rogue, a clueless demon, a disgraced knight, and a tiny zombie can band together to change the course of history.
Visually arresting and fun from start to finish, Rage of Bahamut is a can’t-miss title for any action-fantasy fan.
We’ve got some big announcements today for Black Butler fans out there— new installments of the series are coming to home video, and we have your English dub cast announcement AND season 3 trailer!
Black Butler: Book of Circus is the newest season, completely based on the Noah’s Ark Circus arc from the original manga by Yana Toboso. See Ciel and Sebastian infiltrate a traveling circus and meet its glamorous performers—who all hold a dark secret. This is definitely one of the most shocking, emotional, and frankly beautiful installments yet in the Black Butler series.
The complete third season is being released on April 19. The Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack features a handsome chipboard box, as well as a premium disc packaging in the form of a long fold-out digipak that displays tons of detailed artwork from the covers of the original Japanese releases—definitely the release of choice for ultra-fans of Black Butler and its gorgeous art style.
We’ll also be releasing Black Butler: Book of Murder, a two-part OVA series about 2 hours long— think of these as two short movies. A murder mystery occurs at Phantomhive Manor, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (yes, the author of the Sherlock Holmes series) shows up as a character. Pre-orders for Book of Murder will begin next week, and the OVA set will be released on Blu-ray/DVD Combo on May 17.
Here’s the cast list of new and returning characters for Black Butler: Book of Circus:
J. Michael Tatum
Christopher R. Sabat
And the same for the characters of Black Butler: Book of Murder:
J. Michael Tatum
Taliesin Axelrod ……………………..,,
GEORG VON SIEMENS
Check out the preview for Black Butler Book of Circus:
We’re excited to announce that our new series Dimension W will broadcast on Adult Swim’s Toonami schedule beginning Saturday, February 27, 2016. English dub episodes of the new anime series will air during the Toonami block each Saturday night at 12:30AM Eastern. Each dub episode will be available exclusively on Adult Swim for two-weeks before it is available for streaming on Funimation.com.
We’re also releasing a bi-weekly Production Diary on YouTube available here which features behind-the-scenes videos on the creation of Dimension W. New simulcast Japanese subtitled episodes of the series stream at 9:00 a.m. on Saturdays at FunimationNow and the Hulu streaming services.
In the year 2071, the world’s energy problems seem solved by a network of cross-dimensional electric-field inductors- “coils” -that extract energy from a seemingly infinite source. That source is the W dimension, a fourth plane that exists beyond the X, Y, and Z dimensions.
In this world, unofficial “illegal” coils harness powers that the police can’t hope to counter. Dealing with these coils is the job of coil-hating repo man Kyoma, whose run-in with the unique coil android Mira leads the two to form a reluctant partnership.
Finally, our last broadcast dub announcement is no stranger to longtime Funimation fans—Fairy Tail Zero! Here’s the English cast to all of the brand-new characters featured in this prequel to the famous shounen anime series.
Episode 1 of the broadcast dub hits Funimation Streaming Service tonight at 9pm EST – headHEREto watch (and select “Zero” from the Season dropdown menu)!
This prequel series depicts the founding of the Fairy Tail guild. Many years ago, Mavis Vermilion was a servant on Sirius Island, mistreated by a guild master and his daughter, Zera. But Mavis stayed positive, because her mother once told her that fairies never visit people who cry about their problems. When the guild came under attack, Mavis pulled Zera from the wreckage into the forest. Seven years went by, and the powerful wizards Warrod Sequen, Precht, and Yuri Dreyer arrived on the island, seeking a powerful jade gemstone. This journey would change the course of magical history.
Mavis Vermillion: Leah Clark
Yuri Dreyer: Clifford Chapin
Warrod Sequen: Cris George
Precht Gaebolg: David Trosko
Zera: Jeannie Tirado
ADR Director: Tyler Walker
Assistant Director: Aaron Dismuke
ADR Engineers: Patrick Morphy, William Dewell, Zachary Davis
Our next Broadcast Dub cast announcement is for a new show from a classic legendary creator—Shirow Masamune, creator of Ghost in the Shell. Check out the English cast for Pandora in the Crimson Shell Ghost Urn below, and be sure to catch the first dub episode on February 12 (tomorrow!) at 11:40 am EST.
From Shirow Masamune, the creator of Ghost in the Shell and Appleseed, comes the story of two cybernetically enhanced girls fighting to save their home. A super-powered terrorist has threatened the island of Cenancle. To fight him off, Nene Nanakorobi, a cybernetic girl-next-door, will have to team up with famous inventor Delilah Uzal and her adorably grumpy cyborg assistant, Clarion.
Nene – Megan Shipman
Clarion – Lara Woodhull
Uzal – Monica Rial
Buer - Sonny Strait
Bunny – Leah Clark
ADR Director: Jerry Jewell
ADR Engineer: James Baker, Brian Leonard, Jose Sandoval
Divine Gate is one of the most talked-about shows of the winter season for a reason—and now it’s coming to you in English as part of this season’s Broadcast Dub lineup! Check out our English cast announcement for this new show from the studio that brought you Sword Art Online and Fairy Tail, debuting Friday, February 12, at 9:30am EST.
After the Divine Gate opened, our world and the worlds beyond became connected, bringing an era of chaos. To restore order, the World Council was formed and the Divine Gate fell into legend. Now, a select few have gathered to attempt to reach the Gate and remake the world. But what will they find when they open the door?
Akane – Joel McDonald
Aoto – Chris Burnett
Midori – Alexis Tipton
Arthur – J. Michael Tatum
Ariton – Clifford Chapin
K – Mikaela Krantz
ADR Director: Clifford Chapin
ADR Engineer: Nagaris Johnson, Domonique French, Jeremy Woods
Our next broadcast dub announcement show takes a familiar setup—a group of normal people stuck in a fantasy world—and puts on a fresh, unexpectedly realistic new spin. Meet the English cast adventurers of the new fantasy action show, Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash – debuting TONIGHT at 9:00 pm EST as part of the new Dubbletalk block. You can then tune in to the Dubbletalk live show on Twitch.tv/Funimation @ 9:30p EST to join the Dubbletalk crew in discussing the episode!
From A-1 Pictures, the studio behind Fairy Tail and Sword Art Online: When Haruhiro awakens, he’s in the dark surrounded by people who have no memory of where they came from or how they got there. As the darkness fades, a fantastic new world called “Grimgar” appears before them and their adventure begins—but first, they’ll have to choose their guild, class, and special abilities.
One of the biggest new anime of 2015 joins us again for a second season—and a second season broadcast dub. Here’s your cast for Assassination Classroom season 2, which also rejoins the Dubbletalk block on Wednesdays – episode one goes out tomorrow on Wednesday, February 10, at 8:30 pm EST. Then tune in to Twitch.tv/Funimation at 9:30p EST to see the Dubbletalk crew discuss the episode, and the rest of the Dubbletalk block shows, with fans!
Class 3E is about to begin their second semester! And while some things have changed, the class assignment is still the same: kill their teacher before the end of the year! Easier said than done since Koro Sensei’s made it clear he won’t go down without a fight. Will these students be able to take down the tentacled monster that moves at Mach 20 before he can destroy the world?
KORO SENSEI – Sonny Strait
TADAOMI KARASUMA – Chris Ryan
IRINA JELAVICH – Martha Harms
KARMA AKABANE – Austin Tindle
YUMA ISOGAI – Jerry Jewell
TAIGA OKAJIMA – Nick Haley
HINATA OKANO – Didi Archilla
MANAMI OKUDA – Felecia Angelle
MEG KATAOKA – Morgan Garrett
KAEDE KAYANO – Monica Rial
YUKIKO KANZAKI – Leah Clark
MASAYOSHI KIMURA – Jean-Luc Hester
HINANO KURAHASHI – Kristen McGuire
NAGISA SHIOTA – Lindsay Seidel
SOSUKE SUGAYA – Kyle Phillips
TOMOHITO SUGINO – Clifford Chapin
KOTARO TAKEBAYASHI – Scott Hinze
RYUNOSUKE CHIBA – Z. Charles Bolton
RYOMA TERASAKA – Marcus D. Stimac
RIO NAKAMURA – Apphia Yu
KIRARA HAZAMA – Terri Doty
SUMIRE HARA – Michelle Lee
RINKA HAYAMI – Jamie Marchi
YUZUKI FUWA – Kristi Kang
ITONA HORIBE – Ricco Fajardo
HIROTO MAEHARA – Chris Burnett
KOKI MIMURA – Joel McDonald
TAKUYA MURAMATSU – Eric Cherry
TOKA YADA – Michelle Rojas
TAISEI YOSHIDA – Orion Pitts
RITSU – Bryn Apprill
SHIRO – J. Michael Tatum
Director- Apphia Yu
ADR Engineers – James Baker, Matt Grounds, Brian Leonard
Lead script writer – J. Michael Tatum
Lord Marksman and Vanadis (available now!) features Lord Tigrevurmud Vorn and several, stunning War Maidens — each with godlike abilities!
Motivated to take arms for different reasons, these sovereign women approach each situation with otherworldly powers yet relatable personalities… And we noticed that some of these War Maidens reminded us of other powerful women in myth! So just for fun, we’ve matched a few of the War Maidens to comparable Greek Goddesses.
First up is…
Known as the Winged Goddess of Victory and the Goddess of Strength, Speed, and Victory. Nike would fly around battlefields rewarding victors with glory and fame. But which of the War Maidens does she most closely resemble?
This Valentine’s Day weekend, Justin, Tim, and Tara are heading to Maryland for Katsucon and they’re bringing the love with some tasty panels and booth deals! Check out the details below for what we have planned for this weekend:
Funimation Favorites | Friday, February 12th | 6:15pm – 7:15pm | Panel Room: Live 5
Funimation takes a look at some of our personal favorites from current anime and past classics. What’s your Funimation favorite? Share it with us using the hashtag #FunimationFave!
Funimation Peep Show (18+) | Friday, February 12th | 10:00pm – 11:30pm | Panel Room: Live 2
Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW. Watch jiggly clips and trailers from some of the hottest Funimation titles with hosts Herbie Housely (@HerbieHousely) and Cookie Stratford (@CookieStratford). Don’t forget to bring tissues, you know, for the nose bleeds. Audience participation encouraged by tweeting using the hashtag #FunimationPeepShow. You could even win some naughty prizes. (18+, Bring your IDs!)
Funimation Online Panel | Saturday, February 13th | 5:00pm – 6:00pm | Panel Room: Live 5
Take a look at the latest in streaming anime on Funimation.com. Watch nearly endless episodes of your favorite series, both subbed and dubbed, via apps on PlayStation, Xbox, iOS, Android and more! Tweet using the hashtag #FunimationOnline for a chance to win prizes!
Funimation Industry Panel | Saturday, February 13th | 7:00pm – 8:30pm | Panel Room: Live 2
From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news, info, and announcements from North America’s largest anime distributor—Funimation. Live tweet with us using the hashtag #FunimationPanel for a chance to win prizes!
FunimationNow Lounge | ALL WEEKEND | Room: National Harbor 11
All weekend, you’ll have the opportunity to rest yourself at the FunimationNow Lounge! You’ll be able to charge your phones, watch shows and particular screenings, and even demo the Funimation apps on the PS4, XboxOne, and the Roku.