Summer 2016 Simulcast Season has a huge Broadcast Dub list, as announced earlier this week, which means that tons of shows are getting dubbed quicker than ever, and with that comes many English cast announcements! Stay tuned to this blog in the coming days to see what all we have announced as we’ll be updating this page with all of the cast listings.
It’s the first week of summer and we are so excited to begin unveiling this season’s new shows! We’ve got our first round of announcements to share with you today and, but stay tuned for more updates coming soon! Our Summer 2016 Season offers each fan the opportunity to “find the ONE for you.” From the one with the final boss, to the one with the school idols, (and even the one with the cat vampire!) we’ve got something for every anime fan this season!
Without further ado, here’s the first round of shows premiering on July 2, across US, Canada, UK and Ireland territories (unless otherwise noted)!
As announced during Anime Expo, we have acquired the rights for Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence! At the moment, we don’t have release dates, but you can expect streaming and a home video release in the future. See below for more details about this movie from Anime News Network:
The film is a sequel to Oshii’s earlier Ghost in the Shell 1995 anime film, which adapts Masamune Shirow’s manga of the same name. Production I.G worked on both films.
The film premiered in Japan in 2004. Go Fish Pictures released the film on DVD with English subtitles in 2004. Manga Entertainment released the film with an English on DVD in the United Kingdom in 2006. Bandai Entertainment then released the film on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in 2009 with a slightly modified English dub cast from Manga Entertainment’s.
Funimation debuted the Ghost In The Shell: The New Movie film last November. The film is the latest installment in the franchise. Funimation also licensed the Ghost in the Shell Arise OVA series in 2013, and streamed the OVA’s updated television broadcast version Ghost in the Shell: Arise Alternative Architecture last year. Both the OVA and the television broadcast tie in to the Ghost In The Shell: The New Movie film.
The year is 2032 and the line between humans and machines has been blurred beyond distinction. Detective Batou, an agent for a covert anti-terrorist unit, is given a new case about gynoids—realistic female robots created for companionship—that have begun malfunctioning and murdering their owners. But as they dig deeper into this case filled with depravity, they find a shocking truth behind the crimes.
Last night in a surprise announcement to fans at San Diego Comic Con 2016, Funimation® Films announced its acquisition of the live action film “SHIN GODZILLA” from Toho Company, Ltd. The agreement includes theatrical, home entertainment, video on demand and broadcast rights for the upcoming Japanese live-action feature film and covers all of the Americas (North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean). Funimation is currently planning to release “SHIN GODZILLA” in theaters in late 2016.
“Funimation is extremely pleased to be working with Toho to bring ‘SHIN GODZILLA’ to audiences across the Americas,” said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and President of Funimation.
“SHIN GODZILLA” (“Shin Gojira”) is a Japanese tokusatsu kaiju film – a live action science fiction monster movie featuring special effects. It is the 29th Godzilla film produced by Toho. The film is co-directed by Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi. Both directors performed double duties as writer and visual effects director respectively. Higuchi most recently directed the live action film adaption of “Attack on Titan” (“Shingeki no Kyojin”) which was released in 2015. “SHIN GODZILLA” stars Hiroki Hasegawa and Satomi Ishihara – both alums of the “Attack on Titan” movie – and Yutaka Takenouchi.
“’SHIN GODZILLA’ represents a brand new chapter in the 62-year history of this iconic science fiction monster,” said Mike DuBoise, EVP and COO of Funimation. “We’re excited to bring audiences this new vision of Godzilla from Toho as reimagined by directors Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi.”
For future news and information on “SHIN GODZILLA,” please register for email updates at funimationfilms.com.
Hot off the presses of the Funimation Industry Panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2016, comes some pretty big news! We have announcements of future theatricals and home releases, so scroll on down for word on what’s happening.
Whose side are you on? The humans or the vampires? We aren’t sure either after the events of Season One Part Two in Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign. It is difficult to really discern which side is more evil or right. However, that big question inspired the design of Seraph of the End’s home video releases.
Summer conventions continue, and this one is a biggie! We’re packing our bags for the one, the only, Comic-Con International: San Diego! Arguably the biggest and baddest of US fan expos, Comic-Con has a lot to offer — and so do we! Check out everything we’ll have going on in sunny San Diego this week!
Funimation Industry Panel | Thursday, July 21st | 6:00p – 7:00p | Room: 9 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 Favorites Panel | Friday, July 22nd | 6:00p – 7:00p | Room: 23ABC 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!
Anime Gateways Panel | Friday, July 22nd | 2:30p – 2:45p | Petco Park - Legendary Digital Networks’ Conival
Funimation & Geek and Sundry team up to talk about the newest anime discussion series to hit the web, Anime Gateways!
Love Live! Sunshine!! is already attracting attention, thanks to the simultaneous world launch of the anime series in July. That excitement grew even hotter at Anime Expo 2016 in Los Angeles, the largest anime event in North America with 260,000 attendees, when school idol group Aqours went up on stage at the expo’s Anisong World Matsuri event on July 2 to talk about the anime and what they’ve been up to so far.
Right on the heels of Anime Expo, we’re heading up to the Windy City of Chicago for Anime Midwest. Welcome our conventions staff, Tara and Tim, as they’ll blow you away with panels and great booth deals!
Funimation Peep Show (18+) | Friday, July 8th | 10:30pm – 11:50pm | Panel Location: Panel Room 5
Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW. Watch jiggly clips and trailers from some of the hottest Funimation titles with host Cookie Stratford. 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 Industry | Saturday, July 9th | 4:30pm – 5:50pm | Panel Location: Panel Room 3
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 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!
High School DxD BorN (Season 3)
Friday, July 8 | 6:00pm – 6:50pm | Panel Room 6
The babes and boys of the Occult Research Club are Back! Lovable loser (and bust buff) Issei and his clan of bewitching beauties return for a new season of supernatural tussles and sexy shenanigans—featuring old friends and new enemies! Now that all the girls live in Issei’s home, life seems like nothing but fun and scantily-clad lounging…for now! Join Rias, Akeno, Koneko, Asia, Xenovia, Gasper, and everyone’s favorite Harem King Issei as they fight, fumble, and fondle their way through their demonic high school lives.