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Broadcast Dub Cast Announcement: Shonen Maid!

SNM_keyartThe broadcast dub for Shonen Maid begins tonight  which means we’ve got an English voice cast announcement for you! The dub episodes for this cute slice-of-life will be launching alongside the new simulcast episodes, Fridays at 8:30p Eastern!

 

 

Synopsis

After the loss of his mother, Chihiro is left alone. With no known family left, he has to find a way to
move on. Things aren’t looking good until a chance encounter with the young and handsome
Madoka—who turns out to be his wealthy uncle! Madoka offers him his home and all Chihiro has to do is clean up after the messy, irresponsible man. The problem? This job requires a uniform—a maid outfit!

 

Meet the wonderful cast and crew behind the show!

 

Cast 

Chihiro – Apphia Yu

Madoka – Seth Magill

Keiichiro – Todd Haberkorn

Chiyo – Michelle Rojas

Miyako – Leah Clark

Hino – Morgan Berry

Amahara – Kristen McGuire

Takei – Kate Oxley

 

Crew

ADR Director – Caitlin Glass

ADR Engineer – Domonique French

 

Don’t forget to catch the very first dub episode, launching tonight at 8:30p ET!

 

Spring 2016 Simulcast Line-up is Here!

Spring his here, and so is a new season of simulcasts! Without further ado, here’s what you can catch streaming on Funimation this season!

 

Spring 2016 Season Line-up*

MHA_key02My Hero Academia 

Sunday, April 3 @ 5am ET

Simulcast & Broadcast Dub

Izuku has dreamt of being a hero all his life—a lofty goal for anyone, but especially challenging for a kid with no superpowers. That’s right, in a world where eighty percent of the population has some kind of super-powered “quirk,” Izuku was unlucky enough to be born completely normal. But that’s not going to stop him from enrolling in one of the world’s most prestigious hero academies. Now, the only thing standing between him and his first class is the academy’s formidable entrance exam—nothing a little private tutoring from the world’s mightiest hero can’t solve.

 

 

 

 

endride_paint_BG2Endride

Saturday, April 2 @ 3pm ET

Simulcast & Broadcast Dub

Beneath the earth’s surface lies the unknown world, Endra. After touching a mysterious crystal, Shun Asanaga finds himself in this new land and his only way home lies with helping the vengeful Prince Emilio. Recently imprisoned, Emilio vows to take back his rightful throne from King Delzaine. Check out the latest adventure from the creator of Rurouni Kenshin and the studio behind Durarara!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rainbow days_keyartRainbow Days + club RAINBOW

Sundays @ 10:30am ET

Simulcast only

If you just can’t get enough of the Rainbow Days anime, or the original manga it’s based on, club RAINBOW is sure to be a fun, cute, can’t-miss addition to your watch list! Join the main voice cast of Rainbow Days as they share behind-the-scenes stories, participate in a variety of games and events that appear in the show, and explore the city of Hokkaido trying to find the real-world locations that served as inspiration for the anime’s setting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

AC2_key_01Assassination Classroom (Season 2)

Thursdays @ 1:55pm ET

Simulcast & Broadcast Dub

Class 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?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

And you thought there was never a girl onlineAnd you thought there is never a girl online? (Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja nai to Omotta)

Thursday, April 7 @ 12:00pm ET

Simulcast & Broadcast Dub

After Hideki Nishimura confesses to a girl online, he is shocked when she turns out to be a boy. Traumatized, he swears to never trust any “girl” players. That is, until one confesses to him! Ako Tamaki is a beautiful loner who has trouble differentiating between what’s reality and the online world she spends so much of her time in. Can Hideki and his guild friends help fix socially inept Ako?

 

 

 

 

HHaifuri – TBD

Simulcast only

Akeno Misaki and Moeka China share one goal—to join the Blue Mermaids! A group of fierce women, the Blue Mermaids are key to keeping peace among the seas and coastal cities in this age of maritime trade. To be a part of this elite group of sea protectors, they must succeed at Yokosuka’s Marine High School. Akeno and Moeka, together with their classmates, will take the plunge to become Mermaids!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

poster_rough_K_siro_1219Concrete Revolutio (Season 2)

Friday, April 8 @ 9:00am ET

Simulcast only

What if superhumans were real? Even better, what if every fabled superhuman existed at the same time, in the same place? Titans from outer space, life forms from a mystical world, phantoms and goblins from ancient times, cyborgs created by scientists, relics that rose out of the ruins of ancient civilizations. In another Japan, it’s not just a question of “what if”—it’s a reality. Some of the superhumans choose to keep their identities a secret, while others bask in their superhuman fame. Jiro Hitoyoshi, member of the Superhuman Bureau, keeps track of their doings. From the creative force behind Fullmetal Alchemist, including director Seiji Mizushima (Fullmetal Alchemist and Mobile Suit Gundam 00) and writer Shou Aikawa (Fullmetal Alchemist), comes a new adventure with high-flying action.

 

AsteriskAsterisk War (Season 2) – TBD

Simulcast only

Less than a century ago a meteor collided with the planet’s surface and the resulting disaster caused the next generation of humanity to develop a wide variety of amazing abilities. In the center of the meteor’s crater lies Rikka, a system of six academies known as the Asterisk. Ayato Amagiri enters the Asterisk as a transfer student hoping to compete in a special battle event known as the Festa. However, he quickly finds himself on the bad side of one of the strongest fighters around—the beautiful but fiery Julis-Alexa von Riessfeld. To stand against her he’ll have to rely on his own sword-wielding ability, but when the tables turn, will they be able to team up to take down the competition?

 

 

 

 

km_key_20151120Kumamiko –Girl Meets Bear – TBD

Simulcast only

More info soon!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

KeyVisual1Shonen Maid

Friday, April 8 @ 8:30pm ET

Simulcast & Broadcast Dub

After the loss of his mother, Chihiro is left alone. With no known family left, he has to find a way to move on. Things aren’t looking good until a chance encounter with the young and handsome Madoka—who turns out to be his wealthy uncle! Madoka offers him his home and all Chihiro has to do is clean up after the messy, irresponsible man. The problem? This job requires a uniform—a maid outfit!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

teaser visualThree Leaves, Three Colors (Sansha Sanyou) – TBD

Simulcast & Broadcast Dub

Futaba Odagiri is the energetic transfer student who befriends Teru Hayama, the class president who is meaner than she looks, and Youko Nishikawa, a former rich girl who still acts like a princess. Three very different girls who only share one thing: the kanji for leaf in their names. Balancing school and life is hard enough, but what about dealing with clashing personalities on top of it all?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One PieceOne Piece (continuing)

Saturdays @ 9:00pm ET

Monkey D. Luffy is a boy with big dreams. This daring rubber-man refuses to let anyone or anything stand in the way of his quest to become king of all pirates. With a course charted for the treacherous waters of the Grand Line, Luffy strikes out in search of a crew – and a boat. Along the way he’ll do battle with scallywag clowns, fishy foes, and an entire fleet of marines eager to see him walk the plank. The stakes are high, but with each adventure, Luffy adds a new friend to his gang of Straw Hat Pirates! Like his hero Gold Roger, this is one captain who’ll never drop anchor until he’s claimed the greatest treasure on Earth – the Legendary One Piece!

 

 

 

* For U.S. and Canada only. Additional titles to be announced.

 

 

My Hero Academia Launch Event

UPDATE 2:

Our pals ForneverWorld, GRIMECRAFT, and KaggyFilms will also be joining the launch event tonight! Stay tuned for schedules.

UPDATE:

We will have these voice actor guests joining us on the live stream this weekend for interviews and maybe even play some games. Schedule is TBD so be sure to stay tuned for more information.

 



 

colleen
Colleen Clinkenbeard
(Luffy - One Piece)
 
cliff
Clifford Chapin
(Conny - Attack on Titan
michelle
Michelle Rojas
(Tohka - Date A Live
felecia
Felecia Angelle
(Shinoa -
Seraph of the End:
Vampire Reign
)
apphia
Apphia Yu
(Rio -
Assassination
Classroom
)

 



 

MHA_LiveStream_AnnouncementStay up late for the Funimation Live Stream Event
#ONEFORALL!

Join your hosts Justin Rojas and Lauren Moore on Twitch as they count down to the launch of My Hero Academia’s first episode!

The launch party kicks off on Sunday, April 3 at 1am ET
Funimation.com/myheroclass

Chat live
with hosts and special guests

Win big
with My Hero Academia giveaways

Watch My Hero Academia - Episode 1
5am ET on Funimation.com

Look back
with a post-show recap

 


 

FUNIMATION ENTERTAINMENT TO HOST LIVE STREAM PREMIERE OF THE NEXT BIG THING IN ANIME “MY HERO ACADEMIA” ON SUNDAY, APRIL 3

Adaptation of Smash Hit Manga Series Debuts on FunimationNow with All-Night Launch Party

WHAT: Funimation Entertainment will host an exclusive live stream launch party on Sunday, April 3, 2016 leading into the premiere of the most highly anticipated, new anime series of the year – My Hero Academia, available on FunimationNow. Join Dubbletalk’s Justin Rojas, Lauren Moore and surprise celebrity guests for an all-night premiere launch party featuring interviews, contests and giveaways, show clips and much more, followed by the premiere of “My Hero Academia” and an episode recap discussion!  Celebrity guests include Colleen Clinkenbeard (“One Piece”), Clifford Chapain (“Attack on Titan”), Apphia Yu (“Assassination Classroom”), Felecia Angelle (“Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign”) and Michelle Rojas (“Date A Live”). Gen Fukunaga, CEO and founder of Funimation: “This five-hour event is a first for Funimation, and we are so excited to share this experience with fans — not only the premiere of ‘My Hero Academia’, but also all of the interviews and extras surrounding the show. I’d like to personally invite our fans to join us for this huge event as we celebrate the launch together!”

Produced by Bones, Inc. (“Fullmetal Alchemist”, “Cowboy Bebop”, “Space Dandy”) “My Hero Academia” will quickly join the top ranks of anime classics such as “Dragon Ball Z,” “One Piece,” and “Naruto.” Adapted from the Manga Taisho-nominated Japanese super hero series written and illustrated by Kohei Horikoshi (“Barrage on the Battle Star”, “Oumazoo”), “My Hero Academia” is pegged to be one of the most fan-embraced anime titles of 2016.

Fans can participate in an exclusive launch party contest beginning on April 3 and running through April 16, 2016 by signing up for a free 14-day trial of FunimationNow. The more episodes fans watch on FunimationNow, the more chances they have to win! More details will be shared during the event.

SERIES SYNOPSIS: 

“My Hero Academia” is a superhero origin story that soars to the top of the class! Izuku has dreamt of being a hero all his life—a lofty goal for anyone, but especially challenging for a kid with no superpowers. That’s right, in a world where eighty percent of the population has some kind of super-powered “quirk,” Izuku was unlucky enough to be born completely normal. But that’s not going to stop him from enrolling in one of the world’s most prestigious hero academies. Now, the only thing standing between him and his first class is the academy’s formidable entrance exam—nothing a little private tutoring from the world’s mightiest hero can’t solve.

 

WHEN & WHERE:

Dimension W on Adult Swim’s Toonami Starting February 27th!

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We’re excited to announce that our new series Dimension W will  broadcast on Adult Swim’s Toonami schedule beginning Saturday, February 27, 2016.  English dub episodes of the new anime series will air during the Toonami block each Saturday night at 12:30AM Eastern. Each dub episode will be available exclusively on Adult Swim for two-weeks before it is available for streaming on Funimation.com.

 

We’re also releasing a bi-weekly Production Diary on YouTube available here which features behind-the-scenes videos on the creation of Dimension W. New simulcast Japanese subtitled episodes of the series stream at 9:00 a.m. on Saturdays at FunimationNow and the Hulu streaming services.

 

Synopsis:

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.

 

 

 

English Cast List

 

 

Primary Cast:

Kyoma:   Christopher R. Sabat

Albert:   Eric Vale

Mira:   Jad Saxton

Loser:  J. Michael Tatum

 

Additional Supporting Cast:

Mary:  Stephanie Young

Koorogi:   Josh Grelle

Shido:  Jeremy Schwartz

 

Crew:

ADR Director:  Zach Bolton, Colleen Clinkenbeard

ADR Engineer:   Brandon Peters

Script: Bonny Clinkenbeard

Poll of the Week – What Is Your Favorite Mecha?

Evangelion 3.33 is finally coming out and to celebrate, we want to see which anime mecha is your favorite of all time in this weekly poll! A mecha in this case is considered to be a bipedal, humanoid mechanized, giant robot that is controlled by a human/humanoid pilot. We’re including mechas from all over anime (not just Funimation titles) also, but if your favorite mecha isn’t there, feel free to add it as an other!

 

UPDATE: The winners have been announced! The classic Gundam comes out on top with Gainax titles close behind (Evangelion-2nd, Gurren Lagann-3rd)! Thanks for participating!

“Other” favorites include Macross, Megas XLR, Fafner, RahXephon, and Patlabor!

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Poll of the Week – Which Winter 2016 Simulcast Are You Most Excited For?

This new year, we want to ask you, the fans, what you enjoy every week about our simulcast season! We’ll be asking all types of questions from ‘which simulcast are you excited for’ to ‘favorite main character’ and of course even more as the season rolls on!

 

Take the poll here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5Q7N9ZW

 

 

UPDATE – The winners have been announced! Thanks for participating!

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New Shoujo Anime Simulcast “Rainbow Days” + Seiyu Event “club RAINBOW!”

We’ve previously announced seventeen shows for our winter simulcast season, but we’re adding a new two-part show in that’s perfect for any fans of love stories or cute anime boys— and of Japanese male seiyuu voice actors!

 

Rainbow Days is based on a shoujo romance manga that ran in the same magazine as other great shoujo manga like Kimi ni Todoke, My Love Story!!, Wolf Girl and Black Prince, Blue Spring Ride, Lovely Complex, and High School Debut, but it has a twist— unlike some other shoujo manga, the main characters are boys.

 

The anime version is also noteworthy in that it features some of the hottest male seiyuu voice actors who’ve voiced tons of popular bishounen characters. Each episode is about 12 minutes, and includes a separate 12-minute Japanese voice actor seiyuu show episode called “club RAINBOW,” giving you a special behind-the-scenes look into the world of Japanese voice acting. Both episodes will launch together at the same time every week at funimation.com/rainbow-days, so be sure to catch two episodes there every Sunday at 9:30 AM.

 

 

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Main cast:

 

Character Seiyuu/Voice Actor Popular Roles
Natsuki Hashiba A hopeless romantic boy who just wants to find true love! Yoshitsugu Matsuoka Kirito (Sword Art Online), Soma Yukihira (Food Wars!), Bell (Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in the Dungeon?)
Tomoya Matsunaga A cool playboy who’s always on the hunt for his next girlfriend Takuya Eguchi Takeo Gouda (My Love Story!!), Ichijo Ryoma (Love Stage!!), Shinji Koganei (Kuroko’s Basketball)
Keiichi Katakura A fun and cheerful guy who expresses love with a sadistic side Nobunaga Shimazaki Haruka Nanase (Free!), Shinichi Izumi (Parasyte), Makoto Sunakawa (My Love Story!!)
Tsuyoshi Naoe A quiet and weird otaku who’s somehow the wise man of the group Koki Uchiyama Kei “Tsukki” Tsukishima (Haikyu!), Raku Ichijo (Nisekoi), Seiya Kanie (Amagi Brilliant Park)

 

Rainbow Days Synopsis:

After getting dumped on Christmas day, high school boy and hopeless romantic Natsuki Hashiba crosses paths with Anna, an aloof girl in a Santa outfit passing out tissues. For him it’s love at first sight, for her… not so much. With help from his best friends—a playboy, an otaku, and a nice guy with a sadistic streak—Natsuki sets out to win Anna’s heart and heal his own heartbreak along the way.

 

club Rainbow Synopsis:

If you just can’t get enough of the Rainbow Days anime, or the original manga it’s based on, Club Rainbow is sure to be a fun, cute, can’t-miss addition to your watch list! Join the main voice cast of Rainbow Days as they share behind-the-scenes stories, participate in a variety of games and events that appear in the show, and explore the city of Hokkaido trying to find the real-world locations that served as inspiration for the anime’s setting.

 

Watch the first episodes of Rainbow Days and club RAINBOW this Sunday at 10:30 ET/9:30 CT at funimation.com/rainbow-days!

 

 

Snow White with the Red Hair English Cast Announcement

You could say that we’re red with excitement to announce the cast for Snow White with the Red Hair! The first batch of dubs for Season 1 comes today, and we’ll be releasing the rest of the dubbed episodes this whole month. Then stay tuned for the Season 2 Broadcast Dub coming in February! And you can watch the first episode dubbed here!

 

 

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.

 

Cast & Crew

Shirayuki    Brina Palencia
Zen Wisteria    Josh Grelle
Prince Raj    Todd Haberkorn
Mitsuhide    Ian Sinclair
Kiki    Jamie Marchi
Obi    Austin Tindle
Garak    Rachel Robinson
Ryu    Mikaela Krantz
Izana Wisteria    Eric Vale
Lord Haruka    Christopher R Sabat
Sakaki    Rob McCollum
Atri    Micah Solusod
Kihal Toghrul    Bryn Apprill
Lord Brecker    Duncan Brannan
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ADR Director    Cris George
ADR Engineer    David Franco

Fan Favorites Images

Today (1/4/16) is the last day to vote in the 2015 Funimation Fan Favorites award to see what are your favorite shows, characters, and moments from our 2015 simulcast and broadcast dub seasons. You can take place in the voting

Below are clips and gifs which should help you in the voting process. You can also start your 14-day free trial to our streaming service right now to see why these shows are at the top!

 

Favorite Opening/Ending

 

 Noragami Aragoto Opening

 

Death Parade Opening

 

Blood Blockade Battlefront Ending

 

Gangsta. Opening

 

 

 

Favorite Hero

Yato – Noragami Aragoto
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Natsu – Fairy Tail
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Nagisa – Assassination Classroom
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Kaneki – Tokyo Ghoul Route √A
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Favorite Villain

 

Koro- Sensei – Assassination Classroom
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Zeref – Fairy Tail
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Femt/King of Depravity – Blood Blockade Battlefront
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Kugaha – Noragami Aragoto
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Favorite Non-Human Character

 

Koro-Sensei – Assassination Classroom
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Decim – Death Parade
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Yato – Noragami Aragoto
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Mikaela Hyakuya – Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign

 

 

 

Favorite Weapon/Ability

 

Yoichi’s Bow – Seraph of the End

Koro-Sensei’s Abilities – Assassination Classroom

Natsu’s Fire Abilities – Fairy Tail

Yukine – Noragami Aragoto

 

 

 

Favorite Fight Scene

 

Yato vs BishamonNoragami Aragoto

Natsu vs Rogue and StingFairy Tail

Ninja Slayer vs Laomoto KhanNinja Slayer

Daryun vs Lord SilvermaskThe Heroic Legend of Arslan

 

 

 

Favorite Story

 

Death Parade

Noragami Aragoto

Seraph of the End

Assassination Classroom

 

 

Favorite Soundtrack

 

 

Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign

Blood Blockade Battlefront

Noragami Aragoto

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Death Parade

 

Favorite Simulcast (Subbed)

 

 

Noragami Aragoto

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Fairy Tail

Assassination Classroom

Death Parade

 

Favorite Broadcast Dub (English)

 

 

Assassination Classroom

Blood Blockade Battlefront

Death Parade

Noragami Aragoto

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FUNimation Fan Awards 2015 – VOTE NOW!

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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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