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First Look at Funimation’s Fall SimulDub Lineup!

We’re excited to share that our partners at Crunchyroll just announced some of their new season lineup! Here’s which of those shows you’ll find Funimation SimulDubs of on FunimationNow this fall, as well as much more to come!



Adapted from Shō Futamata’s Nanbaka manga!  ”Four men are assigned to Nanba, the world’s most formidable prison. Jyugo, a man who attempted to break out of prison and ended up extending his jail time; Uno, a man who likes to gamble with women; Rock, a man who likes to get into fights; and Nico, a man who likes anime. A super exciting action comedy about the daily lives of the prison’s inmates and guards.”

Source: Crunchyroll




“Set in an alternate Earth on the eve of the 2nd World War, the story of Shumatsu no Izetta follows Izetta, the last surviving member of a clan of witches that possesses the ability to magically manipulate any object that they touch. Izetta pledges to help protect Princess Fine and the tiny Alpine kingdom of Altstaltd from invasion by the imperialistic forces of Germania.”

Source: Crunchyroll


These titles will be joining Drifters and Monster Hunter! Stay tuned for dates and more additions to our lineup!

Birdy the Mighty: Decode Expires In October

Unfortunately good things have to end. Just as in the way of Baccano and the Fullmetal Alchemist series, Birdy the Mighty: Decode will have its license expired on October 14, 2016.



What this means is that Birdy the Mighty: Decode will be removed from Funimation Streaming and when its DVDs have sold out, they will not be reprinted by us. This means that you definitely need to watch and buy this series NOW before they go out of print!


Click here to get your copy today



Birdy is a jaw-dropping, pin-up sensation with a secret. Under cover of darkness, this dream girl becomes a bad guy’s worst nightmare. Birdy dons her crime-fighting costume and hits the street as a lethal, interstellar federation agent charged with nailing the most dangerous criminals in the galaxy. Her latest case involves a gang of extraterrestrial terrorists and a stolen space weapon that could nuke every living thing on Earth.  Birdy’s got the moves to stop them dead in their tracks, but there’s one big problem: she’s got a nasty habit of going berserk, and somebody always gets hurt. Yeah, Birdy may be dreamy, but she’s also the only thing more dangerous than the bad guys.





October 2016 Home Video Releases

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


Attack on Titan: The Movie Part 1



Movie Synopsis: 

When the Titans first attacked, life for mankind was forever changed. Fearing the massive man-eating humanoids, survivors constructed three enormous walls for protection. From that point on, humanity lived safely behind the walls—for the time being.

A century later, life is peaceful. Eren and his friends live inside the walls, yearning to explore beyond the borders they’ve always known. But the opportunity comes sooner than expected when a Colossal Titan appears above the wall. With a single kick the barricade is pierced, allowing a swarm of titans to pour in and devour their newly exposed prey. Witnessing the devastation, Eren and his friends vow to destroy the man-eating terrors.

The future looks bleak, but there’s more to Eren than meets the eye: he may be humanity’s last hope against extinction.





July 2016 Anime Month on Microsoft Movies

This July, Funimation partners up again with Microsoft to bring great anime deals and provide summer fun! All month long turn on your favorite Windows device, Xbox 360 or Xbox One and head straight to Microsoft Movies and TV. Click on the Anime Month banner and start shopping for savings right away.

Update on 7/17/16 with Episode 3!



Drifters Announcement

Announced at the annual Industry Panel at Anime Expo 2016, Funimation Entertainment revealed to the capacity audience its acquisition of “Drifters” – the eagerly anticipated new anime series from “Hellsing” creator Kouta Hirano. Funimation has secured the exclusive international rights to home entertainment, video on demand and broadcast distribution of the title from NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan. “Drifters” is set to premiere this October on the company’s subscription streaming service, FunimationNow, in the U.S., Canada, U.K., and Ireland.


Funimation licences Makoto Shinkai’s newest film: Your Name (Kimi no Na wa)

We’re excited to announce today that we will be releasing Your Name (Kimi no Na wa), the newest gorgeously animated film from prestigious director Makoto Shinkai, in theaters and on home video. If you’re not familiar with Director Shinkai’s work, you need to be—Variety named him one of the top 10 “animators to watch” for 2016 (and the only Japanese director on that list), and also listed him as one of the top anime directors after Hayao Miyazaki’s retirement, along with Boy and the Beast director Mamoru Hosoda.


My Hero Academia at Anime Expo 2016

My Hero Academia is taking over Anime Expo 2016 and we’re here to celebrate it! The ultimate class of heroes-in-training are making their way to Los Angeles as well as the creators of the anime, voice actors, and of course Funimation staff. See below to what’s going to be at the convention.


My Hero Academia All Might Oh My Goodness GIF


Conventions 2016 – Going Big at Anime Expo 2016

We’re heading to Anime Expo, the largest North American anime convention at the Los Angeles Convention Center, on July 1st-4th and we’re bringing heroes, singers, parties, and big announcements! We’re bringing a bunch of Funimation staff for this one, including Justin, Lauren, Tara, and Godswill, and you can be sure that we’ll have a full schedule that you can check out below:



Anime Expo 2016 July 1st-4th