On the Shoulders of a Giant; Godzilla’s Monstrous Legacy

Written by one of Funimation’s employees and Godzilla superfan, Ben Cortez


There’s never been a more exciting time for Godzilla fans. And for prospective fans, there’s never been a better time to jump in. I mean it- we now have two successful Godzilla series to enjoy! The American version has a full-fledged cinematic universe planned and is said to lead up to a remake of King Kong vs. Godzilla (!!!). And now, Toho has produced Shin Godzilla, a brand new installment in the original 29 film-long series.



English Cast Announcement – Aquarion Logos – Season 3, Part 1

Aquarion LogosSeason Three, Part One is up for preorder, which means we have the english voice cast announcement for you!


Available on Blu-ray & DVD 11/22 – preorder here!


Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Aquarion is back with a brand-new series featuring a whole new cast of wild characters on a one-of-a-kind adventure!


English Cast Announcement – Castle Town Dandelion


Teleportation, anti-gravity, insane calculations… these are just some of the powers our cast will be using to get ahead in Castle Town Dandelion!  They may all have the same goal, but it’s going to be a crazy journey — and you’ll be able to add it to your collection on Blu-ray & DVD on November 15th!


Ready to meet the actors competing to take the throne?



Haruhi Endless Eight Live Stream

Haruhi fans will fondly (?!) remember Endless Eight, the season 2 arc that repeated the same episode 8 times. To celebrate Haruhi’s return to home video, we’re doing a special live stream to help you relive those wonderful (?!) days–by having Funimation’s own Justin Rojas watch all of Endless Eight AT THE SAME TIME?!


Save the date and tune in this Thursday (9/22) at 9:00pm ET to watch the insanity on Funimation’s YouTube channel! The live stream will be in Japanese with English subtitles (to make it a LITTLE easier to follow).



Danganronpa 3 Catch-Up

Written by Funimaion employee and Fuyuhiko fanatic @curiouslychloe and social media coordinator (and bae of Chiaki) Godswill. Edited by superfan @Mangaman8000 and voice actor/superfan Stephen Sanders


Do you want to watch Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak High School, but need a recap of the first season (and the second game)? Do you want to know who that crazy bear is with the black/white “Two-Face” scheme? Do you want to understand what despair is and why everyone is looking for it? Look no further – we’ve got a quick run-down of some key events from the first season/game and the second game to help prepare you for both the Future Arc & Despair Arc of Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak High School.




(WARNING: There ARE spoilers ahead for Season 1 of the first Danganronpa anime and game, and for the second Danganronpa game, so proceed with caution!)


Tales of Zestiria the X Catch-Up: Part 3 – The Tales Extras

Part third of a three-part editorial series from one of Funimation’s copywriters, Lauren Hill, explaining the Tales video game series and how it relates to the Summer 2016 Simulcast, Tales of Zestiria the X


We’ve saved the best for last. You’ve got the characters and basic idea of the story, so what else is there? Just a handful of fun tidbits, Easter Eggs, and more!


Reddit AMA with Fairy Tail English Voice Director Tyler Walker

UPDATE: Reddit AMA post is live here!


Mark your calendars! In celebration of Fairy Tail – Part 21 being released and Part 22 pre-order going live, we’ll be holding a Reddit AMA with Fairy Tail director Tyler Walker! We’ve locked Tyler in his recording booth for the past 5 years to direct the English dub for Fairy Tail, and now we’re letting him out just to answer your questions on Reddit!


Join us on September 19 at 2pm-3pm ET on r/Anime to bombard Tyler with questions about working on Fairy Tail.



November 2016 Home Video Releases

See what’s coming out in November for home video release!


Ergo Proxy (Blu-ray) Psychic School Wars
Rurouni Kenshin Part 1: Origins Snow White with the Red Hair
The Heroic Legend of Arslan Hetalia – The World Twinkle (Season 6)
Omamori Himari One Piece: Season 8, Voyage 4
Overlord Sky Wizards Academy
Sword of the Stranger Castle Town Dandelion
Chaos Dragon Ultimate Otaku Teacher
Aquarion Logos Good Luck! Ninomiya-kun
Prison School Summer Wars – Hosoda Collection
Death Parade Heavy Object


Funimation & Crunchyroll Working Together to Bring You More!

Since Gen Fukunaga started Funimation with the first ever English dub of Dragon Ball Z, our goal has been to make the best anime in the world accessible to most fans possible. Today, we’re announcing a new partnership with Crunchyroll that lets us both work together to bring anime to fans around the world.


What does this mean for you? Simpler, easier choices about where to watch anime. For subtitled viewing, you’ll be able to go to Crunchyroll – in fact, we’ve already started putting some of our subtitled shows up on their service today, and we will be adding more over the weeks to come. For English dubs, you’ll continue to get those from Funimation – we will have select shows from Crunchyroll’s catalog up on FunimationNow coming soon, and we will be creating new dubs for even more shows in the future!


Aliens, Time Travelers, and Espers, Oh My! Answer our Haruhi poll!


In The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Haruhi is on the lookout for aliens, time travelers and espers to meet, play with, and overload the world with fun! These supernatural beings would be pretty cool to be friends with, but we’re curious—how many anime fans believe in these entities?


In commemoration of Haruhi’s return to home video next Monday (after being out of print for so long! get it here), answer our poll and let us know what you believe in—or if you’re a realist like Kyon who doesn’t really believe in anything supernatural.