Our summer season will include 20 streaming titles right after their Japanese broadcast. And who says you can’t have quality AND quantity? In addition to our popular ongoing series like Fairy Tail and The Heroic Legend of Arslan, we’re bringing new high-caliber and critically acclaimed shows. There is something for everyone. And we didn’t forget Broadcast Dubs – so dub fans, stay tuned for announcements!
Synopsis: Based on a table-top roleplaying session involving Gen Urobuchi (Psycho-Pass, Fate/Zero), Ryohgo Narita (Baccano!,Durarara!!), Kinoko Nasu (Kara no Kyōkai, Tsukihime) and more, Chaos Dragon tells the story of two countries locked in a never-ending war. In the middle of this chaos lies Nil Kamui, an island country that lost its independence after a guardian god known as Red Dragon spiraled out of control. Desperate to put a stop to Red Dragon’s rampage, a small group of heroes rise up to bring peace back to their world.
From the series composer of K-On! and Girls und Panzer comes Castle Town Dandelion, a new series that takes the idea of a reality show to its fantastic extreme!
Anri Sonohara (Durarara!!), Rize Kamishiro (Tokyo Ghoul), Kosaki Onodera (Nisekoi)
Menma (Anohana), Inori Yuzuriha (Guilty Crown), Utaha Kasumigaoka (Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend)
Aladdin (Magi), Ram (Hyperdimension Neptunia), Madoka Kyono (Lagrange: The Flower of Rin-ne)
Synopsis: Akane, a princess with the power to control gravity, competes against her eight super-powered siblings for a spot on the throne. The catch? Each would-be ruler will be monitored 24/7 by hundreds of video cameras that broadcast their every move nationwide. As the royal siblings live their lives, their subjects will watch and eventually vote for a winner. But with privacy out the window, will the camera-shy Akane be able to keep her cool?
Masahiro Ando (Blast of Tempest, Canaan, Sword of the Stranger)
Deko Akao (Noragami, Mysterious Girlfriend X)
Kumiko Takahashi (Ouran High School Host Club, Witch Hunter Robin)
BONES (Ouran High School Host Club, Fullmetal Alchemist)
Synopsis: In the kingdom of Tanbarun lives Shirayuki, an independent and strong-willed young woman. Her resourceful intelligence has led her become a skilled pharmacist, but her most defining trait is her shock of beautiful apple-red hair. Her dazzling mane gets her noticed by the prince of the kingdom, but instead of romancing her, he demands she be his concubine. Shirayuki refuses, chops off her lovely locks, and runs away to the neighboring kingdom of Clarines. There, she befriends a young man named Zen who—SURPRISE—is also a prince, although with a much better temperament than the previous one. Watch as Shirayuki finds her place in the new kingdom and in Zen’s heart.
The director of Ergo Proxy and Witch Hunter Robin joins forces with the studio behind Samurai Champloo to create Gangsta., a dangerous new drama that promises to bring plenty of style, sin, and scandal to our summer simulcast season.
Satellizer el Bridget (Freezing), Yakumo (School Rumble), Fuuka (Persona 3)
Synopsis: 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. 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.
J.C. Staff (Excel Saga, Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma)
Synopsis: Who is the panty-masked villainess spreading obscenity in a country where even the mildest off-color musing can land you in jail?
When the student council president of the most elite public morals school in the country has a feeling that the lewd is coming from within the walls, she recruits Tanukichi, a recent transfer student, to her upstanding moral squad.
Little does she know he’s already been blackmailed by Ayame, her own vice president who is secretly the panty-masked bandit, into committing mass acts of public obscenity in the name of SOX—a brigade of sorts—dedicated to spreading the good news of being lewd.
FUNimation is thrilled to announce the addition of Dimension W to their anime roster. A brand new anime adaptation of Yuji Iwahara’s hit sci-fi mystery manga – Dimension W gets Simultaneous Release Across the World in 2016!
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.
Darker than Black manga, King of Thorn
Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike; Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Darker than Black
For the first time ever, experience Fullmetal Alchemist in perfect picture and perfect sound that Blu-ray brings.
Three editions for every type of Fullmetal fan:
The Standard Edition with all 51 episodes and a selection of special on-disc features enclosed in collectible packaging
The Limited Edition with the full series, a collectible art book and art cards in specialty packaging
The Collector’s Edition with the full series, art cards and collector’s prints, specialty packing including an Alchemy Tome and Briefcase, and a collectible art book with the best images from the series
There are limited quantities, so pre-order your copy starting today, July 3. The series will be yours in its complete and perfect form on September 15.
An essential addition to any anime collection, Fullmetal Alchemist recounts the compelling story of the Elric brothers: Two young alchemists who sacrificed innocence and flesh when they ignored the laws of Alchemy in an attempt to resurrect their mother. The horrors they recklessly unleash mark the beginning of an adventure that leads an unforgettable cast of characters from darkness to light and back again.
In an era of war and corruption, State Alchemist Edward Elric and his brother Alphonse desperately search for the Philosopher’s Stone. The legendary artifact is their last hope to restore what they’ve lost – but how far will they go to get it? From the ashes of their childhood, Edward and Alphonse quickly rise to fame within the ranks of the military, realizing along the way that the power to create is only ever a breath away from the power to destroy. And whether they’re up against monsters, madmen, or military officials, the bond these brothers share will be the greatest weapon they have in the fight for their lives.
We’ve had a wave of recent announcements and events for the swimming anime phenomenon Free! -Eternal Summer-, but we’re not done yet! Today, fresh from our AnimeExpo panel, we’re revealing two new big pieces of news—a Free! ES Premium Edition AND news about the long-awaited OVA episode!
The Premium Edition will include not only the Free! -Eternal Summer- Limited Edition that we unveiled earlier this month (featuring that gorgeous rigid chipboard box with water gloss effect!) but also these collectibles you can’t get anywhere else:
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
PLUS! Customers who pre-order the Premium Edition from FUNimation.com will automatically be entered to win a gorgeously sculpted 1/8 scale figure of everyone’s favorite water-lover, Haruka Nanase, from Alter! These highly detailed figures are sold out in Japan and pretty rare to find, so order by September 29 to get a shot.
We’ve also been receiving a lot of questions about the Free! -Eternal Summer- OVA, a special unaired full episode featuring the Iwatobi and Samezuka boys in an intense, dramatic, no-holds-barred (and totally hilarious) water gun battle. We’re excited to finally announce that we do have the rights to this OVA, and it will be released in 2016.
We know that some fans hoped the OVA would be included in the Eternal Summer release. Given the Japanese release dates, we’ve decided to release the OVA separately in order to be able to release the season on home video this year. Since we’ve seen such a huge outpouring of passion and excitement for this title, we definitely don’t want to make you guys wait til 2016 for the entire release.
SPARKLES AND CATS! WTH?! It’s Hetalia: The World Twinkle! If you’ve been waiting, longing for more Hetalia after season five, The Beautiful World, your wish is now granted. The all-new sixth season of international insanity brings back Italy and the rest of your favorite cute countries, plus CATS with the return of Nekotalia!
Toru Oikawa (Haikyu!), Waver Velvet (Fate/Zero), Narsus (The Heroic Legend of Arslan)
Alexandra Garcia (Kuroko’s Basketball), Fuji Shuusuke (Prince of Tennis), Kurapika (Hunter x Hunter)
Prepare your body for another infusion of international sparkle shenanigans with Hetalia: The World Twinkle! Surprise! It’s been too long since we’ve peeked into the world of our favorite nations. (Seriously, calm down, Italy!) Admit it, you could use another inva…vacation. Yeah, vacation!
Seiji Kishi (Assassination Classroom, Danganronpa)
Makoto Uezu (Assassination Classroom, School Days)
Kazuaki Morita (My Bride is a Mermaid, Assassination Classroom)
Lerche (Assassination Classroom, Danganronpa)
Synopsis: Inspired by the works of author Edogawa Ranpo: When several murders at a middle school attract the attention of genius detective, Akechi, a student named Kobayashi volunteers to help with his investigation.
Rampo Kitan premieres July 2, 2015 at 1:25 p.m. ET. Catch it every Thursday at 1:25 p.m. ET this summer!