Summer Simulcast Announcement – The Hits Keep Coming! Gangsta. Joins Our Summer Simulcast Lineup

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.



Character Voice Actor Other Roles
Worick Arcangelo Junichi Suwabe Archer (Fate/Stay Night), Undertaker (Black Butler), Daiki Aomine (Kuroko’s Basketball)
Nicolas Brown Kenjiro Tsuda Mikoshiba (Free! Eternal Summer), Nico (Tokyo Ghoul), Sadaharu Inui (Prince of Tennis)
Alex Benedetto Mamiko Noto Satellizer el Bridget (Freezing), Yakumo (School Rumble), Fuuka (Persona 3)


 Main Staff
Director Shukou Murase
Series Planner Shinichi Inotsume
Character Design Youichi Ueda
Animation Production manglobe INC.


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.


Gangsta. premieres July 5, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. ET. Catch it every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. ET this summer!



Summer Simulcast Announcement – C—ing soon! SHIMONETA: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist

FUNimation is excited to announce that Shimoneta: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist will be bursting into our already packed Summer Simulcast schedule. Shimoneta is an over-the-top comedy full of —-, ***, and even a little ——-. Put your thrust in SOX, this is a show you don’t want to ****.




Character Voice Actor Other Roles
Tanukichi Okuma Yusuke Kobayashi Daisuke Hiraoka (Shirobako), Arslan (Heroic Legend of Arslan), Soo-Won (Yona of the Dawn)
Ayame Kajou Shizuka Ishigami Ikumi Mito (Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma), Ellis Fahrengart (Bladedance of Elementalers), Kiriko Kiyuna (Daimidaler)
Otome Saotome Satomi Arai Kuroko Shirai (A Certain Scientific Railgun)
Kosuri Onigashira Yui Horie Tsubasa Hanekawa (Bakemonogatari), Riki Naoe (Little Busters), Nepgear (Hyperdimension Neptunia)
Anna Nishikinomiya Miyu Matsuki Magical Sapphire (Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya)


 Main Staff
Director Youhei Suzuki
Series Composition Masahiro Yokotani
Character Design Masahiro Fujii
Animation Production 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.



SHIMONETA: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist premieres Saturday, July 4 at 2PM ET.


Catch it every Saturday at 2PM ET this summer!



Translation and subtitles for SHIMONETA: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist are provided courtesy of King Records.

©Hirotaka Akagi, Shogakukan/SOX

Dimension W TV Animation Coming Soon!

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!


Series Summary:

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.


 Main Staff
Author Yuji Iwahara Darker than Black manga, King of Thorn
Director Kanta Kamei Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike; Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend
Story Editor Shotaro Suga Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Darker than Black
Character Design Tokuyuki Matsutake Mass Effect: Paragon Lost, Tales of Phantasia
Production Studios Studio 3Hz X ORANGE



Back In Blu, Completely – Original Fullmetal Alchemist To Blu-ray

Relive the masterpiece.
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.



Series Summary:

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.



Free! -Eternal Summer- “For the Future” Premium Edition AND OVA News!

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!


If you’re a hardcore Free! fan looking to add a really special splash to your collection, we’re unveiling today the Free! -Eternal Summer- “For the Future” Premium Edition, full of totally exclusive special additions to show some extra love for our favorite swimboys.


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


These items are exclusive to this release and won’t be remade once the Premium Edition’s (one and only!) print run sells out, so pre-order now before they’re all gone for good! We’ll be revealing a preview of these items soon.


PLUS! Customers who pre-order the Premium Edition from 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.


Details on the OVA are coming soon. Customers who pre-order the Premium Edition from by September 29 will also receive an offer to get an additional discount on eventual pre-orders of the OVA, so don’t delay!


Summer Simulcast Announcement – Hetalia Returns With A Brand New Season Six!

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!



Character Voice Actor Other Roles
Italy Daisuke Namikawa Toru Oikawa (Haikyu!), Waver Velvet (Fate/Zero), Narsus (The Heroic Legend of Arslan)
Germany Hiroki Yasumoto Agil (Sword Art Online), Shingo Kinjou (Yowamushi Pedal), Yasutora “Chad” Sado (Bleach)
Japan Hiroki Takahashi Koujaku (DRAMAtical Murder), Eiji Kikumaru (Prince of Tennis), Otohiko (Kamisama Kiss)
America Katsuyuki Konishi Kotaro Amon (Tokyo Ghoul), Kenji Kazama (D-Frag!), Guts (Kill la Kill)
Britain Noriaki Sugiyama Shirou Emiya (Fate/stay night), Sasuke Uchiha (Naruto), Uryu Ishida (Bleach)
France Masaya Onosaka Isaac Dian (Baccano!), Jadeite (Sailor Moon), Vash (Trigun)
Russia Yasuhiro Takato Artemis (Sailor Moon), Gluttony (Fullmetal Alchemist)
China Yuki Kaida Alexandra Garcia (Kuroko’s Basketball), Fuji Shuusuke (Prince of Tennis), Kurapika (Hunter x Hunter)


Main Staff
Director Hiroshi Watanabe
Series Composition Kazuyuki Fudeyasu
Character Design Mariko Oka
Animation Production Studio DEEN


Season Synopsis:


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!


Hetalia: The World Twinkle premieres today, July 3rd, at 4:00PM!


Catch it every Wednesday at 11:05PM ET this summer!



Summer Simulcast Announcements – Rampo Kitan Is a Killer Way to Spend the Summer

FUNimation is thrilled to announce the addition of Rampo Kitan to their summer season. This series based on the works of Edogawa Ranpo is sure to satisfy amateur sleuths and master detectives alike.




Character Voice Actor Other Roles
Hashiba Daiki Yamashita Sakamichi Onoda (Yowamushi Pedal), Kira Saeki (Shonen Hollywood)
Akechi Takahiro Sakurai Cloud (Final Fantasy VII Advent Children), Suzaku (Code Geass)
Shitai-kun Kappei Yamaguchi Ranma Saotome (Ranma ½), InuYasha (InuYasha), Usopp (One Piece)


 Main Staff
Director Seiji Kishi (Assassination Classroom, Danganronpa)
Screenplay Makoto Uezu (Assassination Classroom, School Days)
Character Design Kazuaki Morita (My Bride is a Mermaid, Assassination Classroom)
Animation Production 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!


You can find the first episode here!


© Rampo Kitan Club

Summer Simulcast Announcements – Seiyu’s Life! Begins Its First Recording Session!

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.




Character Voice Actor Other Roles
Futaba Ichinose Rie Takahashi Kobayashi in Rampo Kitan
Ichigo Moesaki Yuki Nagaku Chika in Kutsudaru
Rin Kohana Marika Kouno Kurinon in Log Horizon 2nd season
Hikari Shiodome Hitomi Nabatame Unchou Kan’u in Ikki Tousen, Yukiji Katsura in Hayate the Combat Butler
Kaibara-san Kenta Miyake Tsume in Wolf’s Rain, Akira Takaoka in Assassination Classroom
Atsumari-san Ami Koshimizu Holo in Spice and Wolf, Tenma in School Rumble
Aoi Konno Nozomi Furuki Miwa Yamamura in Barakamon, Yukari Otonashi in Rolling Girls
Sayo-chan Ayane Sakura Gaspard Vladi in High School DxD BorN


Main Staff
Director Ikehata Hiroshi
Series Composition Michiko Yokote
Character Design Masakatsu Sasaki
Animation Production Gonzo


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!


©Masumi Asano・Kenjiro Hata/EARPHONES FAN CLUB

Wave after wave of shows. Your summer has arrived.

Here it is! An even better reason to stay inside…as if you needed an excuse.  Dive into our biggest simulcast season yet:



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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!


Joining this summer’s line-up, we have:


Stay tuned for more show updates and final announcements!  Plus, be sure to check out to keep up with these summer titles!


Brace Yourselves for Anime Expo 2015!


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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.