Summer Simulcast Announcement—Aquarion Logos Has Landed!

A brand new chapter in the Aquarion universe, Aquarion Logos joins the FUNimation roster just in time to satisfy your summer fix for action, adventure, and giant robot warfare.

 

 

Character Voice Actor
Maia Tsukigane Ayane Sakura
Akira Kaibuki Nobunaga Shimazaki

 

 Main Staff
Director Eiichi Sato (Slayers Next, Basquash!)
Series Composition Jun Kumagai (script: Humanity Has Declined, Persona 4: The Animation)
Original Creator Shoji Kawamori (Escaflowne, Macross)
Animation Production Satelight (Fairy Tail, Aquarion, Log Horizon)

 

Synopsis: Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Aquarion returns with a new series, new characters and a brand new adventure! Inspired by the classic mecha series of the ‘70s and ‘80s, Aquarion Logos is ready to serve up more high-flying robotic battles animated by Satelight, the same team that brought you Log Horizon, Fairy Tail, and the first two installments in the Aquarion franchise.

 

Aquarion Logos premieres Monday, July 6 at 4:30 p.m. ET. Catch it every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. ET this summer!

 

Summer Simulcast Announcement—Overlord Is Taking Over!

Bow down mortals! FUNimation is bringing Overlord to their summer simulcast season. And if you’re looking for some no-rules, no-moderator summer fun, be sure to check out this series from the studio that brought you Death Parade, Parasyte, and No Game No Life.

 

 

Character Voice Actor Other Roles
Momonga Satoshi Hino Isaac (Log Horizon), Hayato Shinkai (Yowamushi Pedal)
Albedo Yumi Hara Marielle (Log Horizon), Takane Shijo (The IDOLM@STER)
Aura Bella Fiora Emiri Kato Akatsuki (Log Horizon), Kagami (Lucky Star), Kyubey (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)

 

 Main Staff
Director Naoyuki Ito (Digimon Data Squad, Iriya no Sora, UFO no Natsu)
Series Composition Yukie Sugawara (scripts: The Irregular at Magic High School, Sword Art Online)
Character Design Takahiro Yoshimatsu (Hunter x Hunter 2011, Trigun)
Animation Production MADHOUSE (Parasyte, Death Parade, No Game No Life)

 

Synopsis: When the popular MMORPG Yggdrasil is scheduled to be shut down permanently, veteran player Momonga refuses to log out. As the servers go dark, he discovers that the world inside the game continues to change as NPCs begin to develop personalities and minds of their own. With a new world at his fingertips, Momonga decides to use his power and skill to take control of Yggdrasil and become its overlord.

 

Overlord premieres Tuesday, July 7 at 11:30 a.m. ET. Catch it every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. ET this summer!

 

©Kugane Maruyama,PUBLISHED BY KADOKAWA CORPORATION/OVERLORD PARTNERS

Summer Simulcast Announcement—Don’t Miss The Premiere of Chaos Dragon!

Created by some of the biggest names in anime during a six day roleplaying session, Chaos Dragon promises to bring plenty of action, fantasy, and fun to the FUNimation summer simulcast.

 

 

Character Voice Actor Other Roles
Ibuki Marina Inoue Tohka (Date A Live), Kanami (Log Horizon), Yoko (Gurren Lagann)
Eykha Miyuki Sawashiro Ultear (Fairy Tail), Seo (Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun), Bishamon (Noragami)

 

 Main Staff
Director Masato Matsune
Series Composition Sho Aikawa (script: Fullmetal Alchemist), Ukyo Kodachi (Boruto: Naruto the Movie)
Original Creator Gen Urobuchi, Izuki Kogyoku, Kinoko Nasu, Kiyomune Miwa, Makoto Sanda, Ryohgo Narita, Simadoriru
Animation Production Silver Link (Watamote, Penguindrum)

 

Synopsis: Based on a table-top roleplaying session involving Gen Urobuchi (Psycho-Pass, Fate/Zero), Ryohgo Narita (Baccano!, Durarara!!), Kinoko Nasu (Kara no Kyōkai, Tsukihime) and more, Chaos Dragon tells the story of two countries locked in a never-ending war. In the middle of this chaos lies Nil Kamui, an island country that lost its independence after a guardian god known as Red Dragon spiraled out of control. Desperate to put a stop to Red Dragon’s rampage, a small group of heroes rise up to bring peace back to their world.

 

Chaos Dragon premieres Monday, July 6 at 4 p.m. ET. Catch it every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. ET this summer!

Chaos Dragon:

© 2015 Chaos Project / CHAOS DRAGON –Battle of Red Dragon– Project All Rights Reserved.

Summer Simulcast Announcement – This summer, all eyes are on Castle Town Dandelion!

From the series composer of K-On! and Girls und Panzer comes Castle Town Dandelion, a new series that takes the idea of a reality show to its fantastic extreme!

 

 

Character Voice Actor Other Roles
Akane Sakurada Kana Hanazawa Anri Sonohara (Durarara!!), Rize Kamishiro (Tokyo Ghoul), Kosaki Onodera (Nisekoi)
Aoi Sakurada Ai Kayano Menma (Anohana), Inori Yuzuriha (Guilty Crown),  Utaha Kasumigaoka (Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend)
Kanade Sakurada Kaori Ishihara Aladdin (Magi), Ram (Hyperdimension Neptunia), Madoka Kyono (Lagrange: The Flower of Rin-ne)

 

Main Staff

Director Noriaki Akitaya
Series Composition Reiko Yoshida
Character Design Shinpei Kobayashi
Animation Production  Production IMS

 

Synopsis: Akane, a princess with the power to control gravity, competes against her eight super-powered siblings for a spot on the throne. The catch? Each would-be ruler will be monitored 24/7 by hundreds of video cameras that broadcast their every move nationwide. As the royal siblings live their lives, their subjects will watch and eventually vote for a winner. But with privacy out the window, will the camera-shy Akane be able to keep her cool?

 

Castle Town Dandelion premieres Monday, July 6 at 5:00 PM ET. Then be sure to tune in every Monday at 5:00 PM this summer to see how this story shakes out!

 

©Ayumu Kasuga・Houbunsha/Royal Sakurada Family Project

Summer Simulcast Announcement – Snow White with the Red Hair to Stream

Looking for an original spin on an old-fashioned fairy tale? Gorgeous animation and a feisty main character make Snow White with the Red Hair a summer must-watch!

 

 

Character Voice Actor Other Roles
Shirayuki Saori Hayami Kagura Mikazuchi (Fairy Tail), Sachi (Sword Art Online), Saki (Eden of the East)
Zen Ryota Ohsaka Sadao Maou (The Devil Is a Part Timer!), Ryuu Yamada (Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches)
Raj Jun Fukuyama Lelouch (Code Geass), Grell (Black Butler), Watanuki (xxxHOLiC)

 

 Main Staff
Director Masahiro Ando (Blast of Tempest, Canaan, Sword of the Stranger)
Series Composition Deko Akao (Noragami, Mysterious Girlfriend X)
Character Design Kumiko Takahashi (Ouran High School Host Club, Witch Hunter Robin)
Animation Production BONES (Ouran High School Host Club, Fullmetal Alchemist)

 

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.

 

Snow White with the Red Hair premieres at 11 a.m. CT on Monday, July 6

 

Catch it every Monday at 11 a.m. CT this summer!

 

©Sorata Akiduki, HAKUSENSHA/ Akagami Project 2015

 

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!

 

© Kohske/SHINCHOSHA・GANGSTA. COMMITTEE

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 FUNimation.com 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 FUNimation.com by September 29 will also receive an offer to get an additional discount on eventual pre-orders of the OVA, so don’t delay!