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!


See everything at FUNimation.com/Fall!


Daimidaler English Cast Announcement!


Daimidaler is meching macking making its way to home video on December 15th, and we’re revealing the English voice cast and crew! Plus, if you missed the dub premiere at Anime Weekend Atlanta, we’ve got a sneak peek of the dub in the raunchy trailer below!


Main Cast
KOUICHI Matt Mercer
KYOKO Emily Eves
KIRIKO Cherami Leigh
SHOUMA Todd Haberkorn
MATAYOSHI J. Michael Tatum
RITZ Tessa Ellory
ADR DIRECTOR Clifford Chapin
HEAD WRITER John Burgmeier


Official Series Synopsis - 

The creators of High School DxD bring you a ridiculously raunchy romp through a world filled with mechs powered by perversion! The earth is under attack by the alien Penguin Empire and only heroes able to produce Hi-Ero particles need apply. Piloting the Daimidaler mechs are master pervert Kouichi with his take-no-prisoners libido and Kiriko, a girl who can level cities just by thinking of her boyfriend. It’s up to them to dodge the massive front tails of the filthy penguin commandos and go toe to toe with rival mechs powered by a girl who loves penguins a little too much. Experience an overflow of Hi-Ero power with brave Daimidaler!


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Big News on Our Free! –Eternal Summer- BD/DVD Release

FREEWe are upgrading all three releases of Free! -Eternal Summer- to include the OVA, a fourteenth episode of the series that was not broadcast on Japanese television or on simulcast! This will affect the Premium Edition, Limited Edition, and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack. All three will now be available February 16, 2016 (but pre-order now)!


We’ve been working hand-in-hand with our licensing partners in Japan to be able to make this change for you, and through collaborating together, we are now able to put the series and OVA together. This is a new opportunity that hasn’t been available before, so we’re excited to be bringing all of Free! -Eternal Summer- to fans in one single package.


What does this mean for you? If you’ve pre-ordered the series already, no sweat—your order will remain the same, but your home video release will now include the extra content. If you haven’t pre-ordered yet, you can do so now—pre-order before the release date and you’ll also be entered to win some great prizes! (If you’ve already pre-ordered, you’re already automatically entered.)


The OVA is really pretty special—an all-out water gun fight full-length episode with the Iwatobi and Samezuka boys, full of hilarity and drama and wet swimmer boys and… maid outfits? Who’s going to come out on top?! Suffice to say, if you’re a Free! fan craving more content after the end of the TV series, you won’t want to miss out on this one.


Need more reasons to pre-order? Check out everything you get in the Free! –Eternal Summer- “For the Future” Premium Edition:


  • The Free! –Eternal Summer- Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack, featuring a gorgeous rigid chipboard box with water gloss effect inspired by the Japanese release
  • A full-color art book, including many gorgeous pieces exclusive only to the original Japanese releases
  • Seven glossy art cards also using exclusive, highly detailed art from the covers of the Japanese releases—you’ll definitely want to frame these
  • A color sports towel, so you can take the boys to the pool or beach!
  • An Iwatobi and a Samezuka decal to show off your school pride
  • And finally, everything housed in a handsome collector’s box to hold all your Free! collectibles



Customers who pre-order the Premium Edition will be entered to win a 1/8 scale figure of Iwatobi High School’s resident water lover, Haruka Nanase!


The Limited Edition and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack are also available.


And if you haven’t checked it out yet, below is the trailer for the series!



Prison School Feedback

Last week’s Broadcast Dub episode of Prison School generated significant feedback from anime fans. While the company is not able to answer each person individually, FUNimation does read and review all fan feedback, without exception.


In creating English dubs over the past 20+ years, FUNimation has always modified each Japanese script to appeal to Western audiences. This ensures that North American audiences can enjoy a high-quality viewing experience regardless of their familiarity with Japanese culture.


Neither the dialogue in our shows nor the personal statements of our actors or writers reflects the views or opinions of FUNimation. Official statements from FUNimation are only released via company owned channels (i.e., website and social media profiles) or newswire.


FUNimation will continue to pay close attention to fan feedback on Prison School and will take it into consideration in the future. FUNimation is committed to providing the highest quality entertainment possible.

Entering the World of Realms Con

Join us this weekend as we embark to the land of Corpus Christi for a magical world of horror, comics, gaming, and of course anime at RealmsCon! From October 2-4, we bring you plenty of prodigious panels from our far-off land of Flower Mound! Better make room in your weekend schedule, because you won’t want to miss anything from the line-up below!






FUNimation Favorites | Friday, October 2| 7:00pm – 8:30pm | Panel Room 1 (1st Floor, Room C103)

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 and you could win a prize!

FUNimation Peep Show (18+) | Friday, October 2 | 10:30pm – 12:00am | Panel Room 1 (1st Floor, Room C103)

Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW. Watch jiggly clips and trailers from some of the hottest FUNimation titles, hosted by the one-and-only Cookie Stratford (@CookieStratford)! Don’t forget to bring tissues, you know, for the nose bleeds. Audience participation encouraged by tweeting using the hashtag #FUNimationPeepShow.

FUNimation Industry Panel | Saturday, October 3 | 12:30pm – 2:00pm | Panel Room 2 (1stFloor, Room C104)

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!

FUNimation Live-Action Attack on Titan Panel | Saturday, October 3 | 7:30 pm – 8:30pm | Panel Room 2 (1stFloor, Room C104)

A COLOSSAL story is now in theaters across North America! Join the FUNimation crew for a sneak peek at this new take on the global phenomenon Attack on Titan—and witness the first 15 minutes of the live-action movie!  Then, buy tickets online at AttackOnTitanTheMovie.com to see the entire film on the big screen!



See you there!



Happy International Translation Day!

JAXy0yPEvery year on September 30, on the feast of St. Jerome (considered the patron saint of translators), we celebrate International Translation Day to show our appreciation for translators worldwide! It is especially important to us to say a huge “THANK YOU!” to our own translators who make anime accessible to so many people and help shape the industry. Without these hardworking people, we wouldn’t be able to enjoy anime the way we do today!


So here’s a chance to get to know the wonderful folks who translate our shows! The International Federation of Translators’ theme for this year is “The Changing Face of Translation and Interpreting,” so that’s the theme for their bios, too. Take a moment to leave a kind word or show your appreciation!

*Please note that since many of our translators are contract workers, some of the titles they have listed below are ones they have worked on outside of FUNimation projects. 

Name: Nora Stevens Heath

Year I started translating professionally: 1999

What’s changed about being a translator since I started: The Internet, by leaps and bounds! No amount of dictionaries and other offline resources could hope to provide as much in-depth and niche info on so many aspects of the things I translate–and so quickly. Online communities of devoted fans can be a real boon, too.

My favorite old-school anime: Urusei Yatsura

My favorite anime from the past 10 years: Assassination Classroom



Name: Duane Johnson

Year I started translating professionally: 2001

What’s changed about being a translator since I started: The biggest differences are technological. Communication with clients around the globe has become faster and easier, and turnaround times have decreased since fewer physical materials have to be shipped. This has brought with it a number of challenges, for example the hectic pace and narrative uncertainties of simulcasts. It’s also introduced new modes of translation work, such as machine translation post-editing. There are pros and cons to any major change, but overall I’d say the onward march of technology has helped the art and industry of translation more than it’s hurt.

My favorite old-school anime: Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z

My favorite anime from the past 10 years: I’d have to give this to Genshiken. While the original TV series is over a decade old, all the sequels fit the criteria, so I’d say that as a whole, it technically counts.



Name: Jo-Ann Lieu

Year I started translating professionally: 2015

What’s changed about being a translator since I started: Since I’ve started translating, I’ve noticed more captions, even when I’m watching a show for fun.

My favorite old-school anime: Digimon Adventure 02

My favorite anime from the past 10 years: Shirokuma Cafe (Polar Bear’s Cafe)



Name: Nita Lieu

Year I started translating professionally: 2008

What’s changed about being a translator since I started: My brain is on a simulcast schedule now…

My favorite old-school anime: Cardcaptor Sakura

My favorite anime from the past 10 years: It’s a toss-up between Ouran High School Host Club and Princess Jellyfish.



Name: Sarah Alys Lindholm

Year I started translating professionally: 2003

What’s changed about being a translator since I started: Simulcasts have changed everything. Before, I could watch an entire series (or at least a good chunk of it) before translating, which allowed me to come up with very nuanced solutions to problems. Now it’s all about finding ways to dodge the problems waiting for me six weeks from now that I don’t even know about yet.

My favorite old-school anime: Revolutionary Girl Utena

My favorite anime from the past 10 years: I guess I have a favorite timeslot rather than show–I love the noitaminA block.



Name: Angela Tamae Liu

Year I started translating professionally: 2007

What’s changed about being a translator since I started: When I first started I was so worried about translating everything literally. I was always worried someone would point out, “Hey! That’s not what the character technically said!” I thought that any deviation from the original sentence would mean I was a bad translator. Now I focus mostly on getting the idea across and having the conversations make sense. I still struggle a lot, but I am happy with the way I am developing.

My favorite old-school anime: Yu Yu Hakusho

My favorite anime from the past 10 years: This may be cheating because the first episode aired in 1999, but One Piece, because I still keep up with it and often have it on loop from episode 1 on Hulu.



Name: Clyde Mandelin

Year I started translating professionally: 2002

What’s changed about being a translator since I started: My earliest work was done with VCRs and VHS tapes – it sure was unwieldy! Now everything is digital and computer-based. It’s like living in the future, but without the space zombies and giant spider mechs.

My favorite old-school anime: Berserk, Dragon Ball, Shin-chan, Outlaw Star

My favorite anime from the past 10 years: Rage of Bahamut Genesis, Soukou no Strain



Name: Masako Ollivier

Year I started translating professionally: 2003

What’s changed about being a translator since I started: Because of the Internet, it’s a lot easier to find hints and answers when I don’t understand a reference.

My favorite old-school anime: The Story of Perrine

My favorite anime from the past 10 years: PSYCHO-PASS



Name: Nobuaki Taguchi

Year I started translating professionally: 2007

What’s changed about being a translator since I started: Back in 2007, I was a localization producer at a major gaming publisher. I worked on a plethora of video games, but moving on to anime translation has shed a new light on the challenges of handling translations for timely anime broadcasts. Both anime and video games have their difficulties, but each day of translation is a learning experience for me, so I guess in that sense, nothing really changed?

My favorite old-school anime: Dr. Slump

My favorite anime from the past 10 years: Too many to list, but if I had to choose one, Black Lagoon (close runner-up – Ushio to Tora, honorable mention – Barakamon, guilty pleasure – Diebuster).


From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your hard work!


Show Us Your Tickets – Attack on Titan Movie

The Attack on Titan Movie: Part One is less than a week away from premiering, and we want to make sure that you get your tickets before they all sell out! Fans wise enough to pre-order their tickets will get featured on our colossal wall of fame!


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Buy tickets for both Part 1 and Part 2 from your local theater; take a picture of your tickets; and share on Twitter, Instagram, or the Attack on Titan Facebook page with the hashtag “#AoTMovie” for the chance to be featured on our wall of fame on attackontitanthemovie.com!



Riddle Story of Devil English Cast Announcement – Final Round

Shorewood Standard Ocard1 It’s the last of our Riddle Story of Devil – Akuma no Riddle cast announcement! Here are our final Class Black assassin class girls for this sexy, deadly anime.

Today’s reveals get a little trippy: a girl prince and an angelic loli, a two-faced murderess, a veritable princess with a killer body, and the mysterious administrator of the killing game…


Click here to pre-order your DVD copy now – available December 8th!



Sumireko Mahiro


Chitaru Nio

Director: Caitlin Glass

Chitaru Namatame: Monica Rial
Hitsugi Kirigaya: Natalie Hoover
Mahiru/ Shinya Banba: Mikaela Krantz
Sumireko Hanabusa: Bryn Apprill
Nio Hashiri: Lauren Landa


Riddle Story of Devil English Cast Announcement – Round 2

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Another day, another round of lady assassins! We’re revealing four new English dub cast announcements for schoolgirl killing game anime Riddle Story of Devil – Akuma no Riddle. If you love the killing game tension of Danganronpa or the badass ladies of Noir, check this one out.



Click here to pre-order your DVD copy now – available December 8th!



Today’s class roster features an assassin armed with deadly wire, a sexy knife wielder, a bomb specialist, and one assassin with a secret…