FUNimation Fan Awards 2015 – VOTE NOW!



We want YOU to vote for your favorite things about 2015! So much happened from the Aogiri Tree accepting new candidates in Tokyo Ghoul √A to Zapp bringing the pain in Blood Blockade Battlefront, as well as more simulcasts than ever before! Now it is time for the fans to voice their opinions on what they loved here on our end of year poll.


Well after sending us your nominations, it’s finally time to cast your vote for your favorite shows, characters, and moments from FUNimation’s 2015 simulcasts and broadcast dubs. The voting period will run from now until Monday, January 4th, 2016. We’ll then announce the results in a follow-up blog post later on!


Be sure to hit up these shows again to get a refresher if it’s been a while. If you haven’t yet done so, you can also start your 14-day free trial to our streaming service right now! There’s never been a better time to catch up on the year’s best shows than now.


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Winter 2016 Announcements



Fantastical past or faraway future?


This winter, it’s past vs. future, and we’ve got shows that span an infinite timeline. Wherever you want to go, you can get there from right here.


Whether you want to be transported to a magical world from long, long ago, a dystopia in the not-so-distant future, or anything in between, Funimation is delivering epic stories from every era. For cyborgs, lasers, and societies on the edge of destruction, check out Dimension W and Pandora in the Crimson Shell Ghost Urn. If swords, lords, and magic are what you’re looking for, keep your eyes peeled for Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash and Divine Gate.


For you loyal dub fans out there, we have a solid line-up of Broadcast Dubs for you to look forward to! As with previous seasons, expect these to roll out a few weeks after the simulcast airs.


Check out the full list of simulcast and Broadcast Dubs available for Funimation Subscribers in the Winter 2016 season, and let us know what show you’re looking forward to most in the comments below.


Winter 2016 Simulcast & Broadcast Dub Line-up


dimensionw_blogDimension W
Simulcast & Broadcast DubIn 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.
grimgar_blogGrimgar of Fantasy and Ash
Simulcast & Broadcast DubFrom 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.
pandora_blogPandora in the Crimson Shell Ghost Urn
Simulcast & Broadcast DubFrom 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.
Divine Gate
Simulcast & Broadcast DubAfter 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?
assclass_blogAssassination Classroom (season 2)
Simulcast & Broadcast DubClass 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?
snowwhite_blogSnow White with the Red Hair (season 2)
Simulcast & Broadcast DubCatch up with Shirayuki in the new season of Snow White with the Red Hair. Shirayuki is a plain girl, save for her shock of beautiful apple-red hair. Her stunning mane gets her noticed by the prince, but instead of romancing her, he demands she be his concubine. Shirayuki chops off her lovely locks, and runs away to the neighboring kingdom where she befriends a handsome stranger.Note: Broadcast Dub fans will have a chance to catch up on season 1 of Snow White with the Red Hair starting this January. Check out this blog post for more details.
durarara_blogDurarara!! x2 Ketsu (season 2, part 3)*
SimulcastRyugamine Mikado was looking for a bit of excitement when he moved to the trendy Tokyo district of Ikebukuro—and excitement is just what he found thanks to the district’s colorful residents. There’s Shizuo, a street-sign-throwing man dressed like a bartender who’s always fighting Izaya (a sadistic information broker), your average group of passionate otaku, an unstable doctor-for-hire, and a mysterious female biker who’s desperate to get a-head in life. In Ikebukuro, no one can say what will happen next … but you can bet it’s gonna get loud.
heavy_blogHeavy Object (continuing series)
Simulcast & Broadcast DubIn 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.
prince_blogPrince of Stride: Alternative
Simulcast & Broadcast DubFrom MADHOUSE, the studio behind Death Note and One-Punch Man, comes a fast-paced sports anime about Stride—competitive city-wide relay races. Nana and her classmate, Takeru, are desperate to resurrect their school’s Stride Club, but will they be able to get the prickly Riku, who insists he hates Stride, to join the team?
onepiece_blogOne Piece (continuing series)
SimulcastThe battle for Dressrosa rages on as Luffy and the Straw Hats continue their battle against the tyrant Doflamingo and his Donquixote Family. The stakes have never been higher as Doflamingo is willing to put the entire island at stake to defeat his opponents. Can Luffy muster the power needed to defeat his toughest foe yet?
Fairy Tail Zero (continuing series)
Simulcast & Broadcast DubThis 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.Note: You read that right, Fairy Tail is getting a Broadcast Dub! Beginning with Fairy Tail Zero this season, fans of the series will be able to enjoy English dubbed episodes just a few weeks after the simulcast airs on the FUNimation Streaming Service.
dagashikashi_blogDagashi Kashi
Simulcast & Broadcast DubKokonotsu “Coconuts” Shikada dreams of becoming a famous manga artist. The only problem—he’s terrible. His real talent is selling the complex and delicious snacks in his father’s “dagashi” shop. He never thought much about the family business until the trendy, eccentric Hotaru showed up. As a lover of “dagashi,” she can’t let his talent go to waste and decides she won’t stop ‘til she’s sold him on sweets. 
lucklogic_blogLuck & Logic 
Simulcast After losing a war in their home world Tetraheaven, the Gods appeared in the human world seeking refuge. To protect the citizens from the otherworldly beings, the government began employing Logicalists—a special police force with the power to enter trances with Goddesses. In these trance forms humans and Goddesses can combine their power and fight against those looking to disturb the peace.
SimulcastSatoru Fujinuma is a reclusive part-timer with no plans for the future. What sets him apart from the other slackers in his town is an involuntary time travel ability that allows him to jump back several seconds in time in order to prevent accidents and even deaths. As incidents around town begin reminding Satoru of a childhood trauma he’d sooner forget, he finally begins to question what caused his ability to surface and whether or not it’s powerful enough to change the past. 
haruchika_blogHaruchika – Haruta & Chika
SimulcastThings look bleak for the school’s Wind Instrument Club until childhood friends Haruta and Chika step in to save the day. When they aren’t practicing to perfect their own playing, they’re working hard to save the club by recruiting new members. After a series of mysteries shock the school, they’ll have to add junior detectives to their already impressive resumes.
garo_blogGARO: Crimson Moon (continuing series)
SimulcastIn the capital city of an elegant, feudal society, a powerful spiritual barrier protects people from demonic monsters known as “horrors”—at least, those lucky enough to live in the northern part of the city. For the commoners who live to the south, it’s a completely different story. As soon as night falls, the horrors begin their dark hunt, feasting on the souls of any humans who cross their path. Against unbeatable odds, the fate of the city will fall to a small group of warriors dedicated to protecting the citizens and fighting through the night.
mobile_blogMobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans (continuing series)
SimulcastFrom 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.


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*For Durarara!! only: All episodes of Durarara!! Season 1, Durarara!! X2 Shou (Season 2, Part 1) and Durarara!! X2 Ten (Season 2, Part 2) will also be available in subtitled and dubbed versions.

Snow White with the Red Hair Gets a Broadcast Dub

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This winter, Funimation is simulcasting Season 2 of Snow White with the Red Hair. Even more exciting? Snow White will be getting a Funimation Broadcast Dub and aired in English a mere few weeks after its Japanese air date. 


Haven’t gotten to see the first season yet? We’re on top of it. We’re making the Season 1 dub available for subscribers too, so you’ll be all caught up by the time Season 2 makes its dub premiere.


Schedule of Releases:


Season 1 Dub Schedule:
Episodes 1-3 Dub Release – Monday, January 4, 2016
Episodes 4-6 Dub Release – Friday, January 8, 2016
Episodes 7-9 Dub Release – Friday, January 15, 2016
Episodes 10-12 Dub Release – Friday, January 22, 2016


Season 2 Sub Simulcast Schedule:
Episode 1 Subbed Simulcast Release– Tuesday, January 12, 2016


Season 2 Dub Schedule:
Episode 1 Broadcast Dub Release – Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Series summary:
Catch up with Shirayuki in the new season of Snow White with the Red Hair. Shirayuki is a plain girl, save for her shock of beautiful apple-red hair. Her stunning mane gets her noticed by the prince, but instead of romancing her, he demands she be his concubine. Shirayuki chops off her lovely locks, and runs away to the neighboring kingdom where she befriends a handsome stranger.

FUNimation to Simulcast “One Piece – Adventure of Nebulandia” Anime Special

You can’t keep a good pirate down, and Foxy the Silver Fox is here to prove that. He and his crew are making their New World debut in this weekend’s One Piece Anime Special, “Adventure of Nebulandia.” FUNimation will be simulcasting this weekend’s anime special Sunday night, after its premiere on Japanese broadcast. One Piece’s normal simulcast episode, Episode 723, will be available at its normal time. 


As with all new One Piece episodes, you’ll be able to watch on or the official One Piece website.





Luffy and the Straw Hats must face their former Davy Back Fight competitors on the mysterious island of Nebulandia – whose fog renders devil fruit powers useless. Foxy also has some new tricks up his sleeve, in the form of three new crewmembers. Do the Straw Hats stand a chance without their devil fruit abilities?


Fear the curse. Free the cube. C3 is coming to home video!

Today we’re announcing home video rights and a brand new release for a series that’s a little… unexpected. Deceptive. Mysterious. Bizarre, even.


C3(aka CubexCursedxCurious) is a lot like its heroine, Fear Kubrick (no relation). It may look sweet, pretty, cute, and innocent, but behind that veneer hides a kaleidoscope of madness, murder, and despair. If you’re a fan of trippy, experimental anime that juxtapose cute girls with some real deliciously creepy mindf@&% material like Puella Magi Madoka Magica or School-Live, OR if you like the abstract and artistic stylings of Silver Link, the studio behind visually distinct anime like Baka and Test or Yurikuma Arashi, definitely check this one out. (That said,Fear IS still pretty cute.)


This series previously streamed on, but today we’re announcing that you can own it on Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack on March 15, 2016! Pre-order it now, HERE!  Cwill be released in Japanese audio with English subtitles.


Here’s the series description for you:

Fear the curse. Free the cube.

Haruaki Yachi has seen his fair share of curses, but despite his familiarity, even Haruaki is out of his element when his father mails him a cursed torture cube with the humanoid figure of a cute young girl named Fear Kubrick (no relation). Now, he’s got to help her break her curse and leave behind her homicidal past before dangerous forces get ahold of her deadly powers. Sassy loudmouth Fear has a hard time keeping a low profile, but with the help of Haruaki’s other cursed comrades, maybe this cubed cutie can find her place in the human world—IF she can break her curse.



FLOWER MOUND, TEXAS – December 14, 2015. FUNimation announced today that it is ending its content and brand partnership with Olympusat on December 31, 2015, to distribute the FUNimation Channel.  After that time, Olympusat will no longer be broadcasting FUNimation titles.   FUNimation confirmed that it will be relaunching the FUNimation Channel in 2016 with a renewed focus on delivering fans the very best selection of anime content in the market. Further details on the relaunch of the all new FUNimation Channel will be announced soon.


“We’re committed to making it easy to discover and connect with anime, and our new cable channel will provide the best in anime entertainment that fans have come to expect,” said Mike DuBoise, COO of FUNimation. “We are grateful to all subscribers who have supported the FUNimation Channel over the last 10 years.  While we finalize the new channel for launch next year, I encourage viewers to subscribe to our streaming service now at – so they don’t miss a single episode of their favorite titles.”

NO-RIN English Cast Announcement!

Ready to dig into some agricultural, slice-of-life fun? Well hold on to your tomatoes, because NO-RIN is coming to home video on February 23rd!  But what on freshly-tilled-earth could tide you over until then? Don’t get your eggplant in a knot, we have an English voice cast announcement for you!



There once was a teen named Kosaku
Who was…mildly obsessed with an idol
He mailed her some veggies
To keep her bod healthy
And, SURPRISE, she showed up at Agriculture school!


Now that Ringo (the pop artist formerly known as Yuka) is a student at Tamo Agricultural High School, she’s ready to ho, sow, and plow her way to the top! But first she has to learn…pretty much everything about farming. On top of that, Kosaku’s best friend, Minori, is waaaaaay jelly of his friendship with Ringo on account of her not-so-hidden feelings for him, and seeds of rivalry begin to sprout between the two. And the biggest mystery still remains: What’s a world famous pop star doing at an agricultural high school?


Kousaku Hata Austin Tindle
Ringo Kinoshita Jād Saxton
Minori Nakazawa Lynsey Hale
Kei Kamatori Derick Snow
Kochou Yoshida Megan Shipman
Natsumi “Becky” Tia Ballard
Wakadanna Caitlin Glass
Rintarou Miyamoto Jarrod Greene
Torao Kanegami Morgan Garrett
Kaoru Hanazono Joel McDonald
Akari Suzuki Bryn Apprill

FUNimation Fan Favorites 2015



We want YOU to vote for your favorite things about 2015! So much happened from the Aogiri Tree accepting new candidates in Tokyo Ghoul √A to Zapp bringing the pain in Blood Blockade Battlefront, as well as more simulcasts than ever before! Now it is time for the fans to voice their opinions on what they loved here on our end of year poll.


So you’re probably wondering what the categories are? It was difficult to keep it down to only ten for this year, but we think this is a good balance that you’ll enjoy. Of course, if you feel differently let us know and we’ll take it into consideration for the next time we do this. So, without further ado, here are the ten categories for the 2015 Simulcast Year:


  • Favorite Opening/Ending
  • Favorite Hero
  • Favorite Villain
  • Favorite Non-Human Character
  • Favorite Weapon/Special Ability
  • Favorite Fight Scene
  • Favorite Story
  • Favorite Soundtrack
  • Favorite Simulcast
  • Favorite Broadcast Dub


Submit no more than four entries per category (please list the category first, followed by your four nominees) through these methods:

  1. Comments section on this post
  2. Facebook post
  3. Twitter – using the hashtag “#FUNimationFavorites”
  4. Email us at [email protected] (with the subject line of “FUNimation Fan Favorites”)



We will be accepting submissions until 3pm CT, Wednesday, December 23rd. Then on later that day, we will reveal the four nominees for each category. You will then be able to vote on your favorites right here, and we will be accepting votes until Sunday, January 3rd. Finally, on Monday, January 4th, we’ll reveal who you picked as the favorite in each category.



If all of that was too much to digest, here’s the tl;dr schedule to make things easier:

  • December 21st – December 23rd: Nominee Submission Period
  • December 23rd – January 3rd: Voting Period
  • January 4th – Your favorites announced



If you would like to check what shows are eligible, please take a look at the four different season pages below:


World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman

Samurai Warriors


Yatterman Night

Absolute Duo

Yona of the Dawn

Maria the Virgin Witch

Cutie High Earth Defense Club LOVE!

Garo the Animation

Yurikuma Arashi

 Kamisama Kiss

The Rolling Girls

Assassination Classroom Death Parade Tokyo Ghoul √A



Be sure to check back here on Wednesday, December 23rd to see the final list of nominees and submit your vote for the FUNimation Fan Favorites 2015!


Date A Live II English Cast Announcement!

Just announced in the FUNimation Industry panel at Anime Matsuri Hawaii, the English voice cast for Date A Live II coming to home video 3.22.2016! Check out the cast list and synopsis below, and keep an eye out for the English trailer coming soon!

PLUS, fans attending Anime Matsuri Hawaii can catch the Date A Live II premiere later today in the Lili’u Theater (Room 310) from 4:30pm – 6:30pm! Don’t miss it!



Itsuka Shido was a once a normal high schooler. But after a spacequake started by an armored girl rocked his world, life was never the same. Tohka, the extra-cute extraterrestrial continued to wreak havoc until Shido sealed her powers with a loving kiss.

For a guy whose kiss can seal a Spirit, Shido’s still not great with the ladies. In addition to the sealed Spirits he already must appease, he’s got three more beautiful girls with volatile powers vying for his attention. And with a mysterious organization on the hunt for Tohka, the DEM’s various attempts to subdue Fraxinus, and a new lady loving Spirit, Shido can kiss his normal life goodbye!


Cast & Crew

SHIDO Josh Grelle
TOHKA Michelle Rojas
KOTORI Bryn Apprill
YOSHINO Tia Ballard
ORIGAMI Michelle Lee
KURUMI Alexis Tipton
KAGUYA Brittney Karbowski
YUZURU Megan Shipman
MIKU Jād Saxton
ADR Director Jerry Jewell
Script Writers Sean D. Roberts, Tyson Rinehart



Aloha kākou, Anime Matsuri Hawaii!

It’s time to break out all of the Hawaiian phrases we know as we don’t often get a chance to, because we’re coming to Hawaii this Thanksgiving for Anime Matsuri Hawaii! “Mahalo, E Komo Mai, Kahuna, Aloha oe”! Ok, it’s out of our system. Now get ready for all of the panels with FUNimation’s Justin Rojas and for our special screening schedule where we’ll be showing off Mamoru Hosoda’s movies in preparation for The Boy and The Beast coming this winter!







FUNimation Favorites | Friday, November 27th | 5:00pm – 6:00pm | Panel Room 1 (Room 311)
Join FUNimation staff as we take 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, November 27th | 8:00pm – 9:00pm | Panel Room 1 (Room 311)

Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW. Watch jiggly clips and trailers from some of the hottest FUNimation titles.  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 Panel | Saturday, November 28th | 2:00pm – 3:00pm | Panel Room 1 (Room 311)

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 Online | Sunday, November 29th | 1:00pm – 2:00pm | Panel Room 1 (Room 311)

Take a look at the latest in streaming anime on 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!








Wolf Children


Friday, November 27th | Viewing Room (Room 316B) | 9:00pm – 11:00pm


Hana was a student before she was a mother. She was bright and pretty, and her future held endless possibilities. Then she met a man, who turned out to be a wolf, and together they built a family. Hana loved her mate fiercely, but fate took him from her, leaving her alone with two unusual kids she didn’t know how to raise. Frightened of being discovered, Hana and her wolf children fled to the countryside to build a new life. Raising her little wild things was an adventure. It left Hana bruised, scratched, exhausted, and joyously overwhelmed as her pups grew stronger and wandered further every day. This is a mother’s journey. Teach your children to chase their dreams – and smile through the tears as they disappear into the world in search of who they will become. Hana wasn’t always a mother, but it was always what she was meant to be.




Summer Wars


Saturday, November 28th | Viewing Room 1 (Room 316B) | 11:00am – 1:00pm


From the visionary directory of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2007 Japanese Academy Prize, Best Animated Feature) comes the story of an ordinary family going to extraordinary lengths to avert the impending cyber apocalypse!

Kenji is your typical teenage misfit. He’s good at math, bad with girls, and spends most of his time hanging out in the all-powerful, online community known as OZ. His second life is the only life he has – until the girl of his dreams, Natsuki, hijacks him for a starring role as a fake fiancée at her family reunion. Things only get stranger from there. A late-night email containing a cryptic mathematic riddle leads to the unleashing of a rogue AI intent on using the virtual word of OZ to destroy the real world, literarily.  As Armageddon looms on the horizon, Kenji and his new “family” set aside their differences and band together to save the worlds they inhabit in this “near-perfect blend of social satire and science fiction.” (




Date A Live II


Episodes English Dub Premiere 1-4 | Saturday, November 28th | Lili’u Theater (Room 310) | 4:30pm – 6:30pm


30 years ago, a disaster known as a spacequake obliterated the center of Eurasia without warning, leaving 150 million corpses in its wake. Ever since that day, mankind has lived in constant fear of the spontaneously recurring spacequakes.

One day, an ordinary high school boy named Shido Itsuka discovers a mysterious girl at ground zero of a recent spacequake. Shido learns, through the help of his sister Kotori, that the girl is one of the Spirits: mystical creatures responsible for the genesis of the spacequakes. As captain of the anti-Spirit airship Ratatoskr, Kotori recruits Shido to help “seal” the sprits, thus ending their threat to mankind.

There’s just one catch: the only way to seal a spirit – is to make her fall in love with you.







Aloha nui loa! We can’t wait to see you!