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!
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!
FUNimation is happy to announce that we’ve acquired the rights to the cutest insider look into the voice acting industry – Seiyu’s Life! This adorable slice-of-(industry)life has even cast three actresses that are early in their career as the lead trio of rookie seiyu along with many other familiar voices.
Kobayashi in Rampo Kitan
Chika in Kutsudaru
Kurinon in Log Horizon 2nd season
Unchou Kan’u in Ikki Tousen, Yukiji Katsura in Hayate the Combat Butler
Tsume in Wolf’s Rain, Akira Takaoka in Assassination Classroom
Holo in Spice and Wolf, Tenma in School Rumble
Miwa Yamamura in Barakamon, Yukari Otonashi in Rolling Girls
Gaspard Vladi in High School DxD BorN
Synopsis: Based on the Dōjinshi (self-published works) created by accomplished voice actress Masumi Asano and Hayate the Combat Butler creator Kenjiro Hata, Seiyu’s Life! gives a true insider’s view of the strange little things that happen in the industry.
Follow a rookie seiyu in her first steps into the world of professional voice acting! She might be unsure of herself, but Futaba Ichinose is ready to make it as a professional seiyu. She meets Ichigo Moesaki, an actress who won’t stop until she’s an idol seiyu who not only acts but also enchants audiences with singing and dancing performances. These two rookies are joined by Rin Kohana, who is already a seasoned professional who made her debut when she was 5, who has a middle school life while working as a professional seiyu.
Seiyu’s Life! premieres Tuesday, July 7th at 4:30 PM ET. Catch it every Tuesday at 4:30PM ET this summer here!
The biggest anime convention in North America is right around the corner, and that means FUNimation has BIG plans in the works! From premieres to panels and prizes, we’ll have it all waiting for you at Anime Expo 2015. So get ready, Los Angeles, because our crew is heading your way in full force! Check out our full line-up for the weekend, and brace yourselves for the best anime over-load you’ll have all year:
Thursday, July 2nd .
FUNimation: Guide to Anime Expo | 11:30a – 12:30p | Location: LP3/408AB
Premieres, panels, promotions, and plenty more! Learn everything you need to know about what’s going on with FUNimation this year at Anime Expo. Tweet us using the hashtag #FUNimationPanel for a chance to win prizes. You could even get exclusive tickets to attend the Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ red carpet dub premiere event later that evening. .
Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ World Dub Premiere & Red Carpet | Red Carpet 6:30p | Screening 8:00p (Invite Only) at Regal Cinema LA Live
Celebrity guests to include Sean Schemmel, Christopher R. Sabat and Chris Ayres. Check the FUNimation Facebook & Twitter channels for information and ticket giveaways.