Winter announcements are here! We have been working together with Crunchyroll to bring anime to fans around the world! This Winter 2017 season, simulcasts of these shows with English subtitles will be up on Crunchyroll*, and Funimation will be creating SimulDubs™ (English-dubbed anime), available on FunimationNow just 2-4 weeks (or even minutes!) after each episode airs in Japan! Stay tuned for more news about what else our partnership will bring!
Here’s the first big round of titles to look forward to this season!
Tales of Zestiria the X*
SimulDub continuing from Summer — Premieres 1/22/2017 at 10:00pm ET
Legends speak of the Shepherd, a savior who will bring peace to the seraphim and human worlds. Sorey has spent his life studying ancient books and exploring ruins to learn more about the legendary savior. When he and his seraphim companion Mikleo encounter a mysterious girl in the ruins, the stories of the Shephard become Sorey’s reality. Is he strong enough to take on the evil Lord of Calamity?
*This title does not appear on Crunchyroll
Akiba’s Trip The Animation
Funimation’s fastest SimulDub™ of the season! We will be launching the English Dub of Akiba’s Trip The Animation only 30 minutes after its TV broadcast in Japan! Read more about it here!
Premiering 1/4/2017 at 9am ET.
Based off the hit game comes a new series about the danger lurking in the Otaku heaven of Akihabara. Vampires with an ability to take over anyone they bite seek their prey in this anime fan’s paradise. When Tamotsu Denkigai encounters one, he nearly loses his life until the mysterious Matome Mayonaka revives him! Now part vampire, he forms a group to protect the streets of Akiba.
Premieres 1/29/2017 at 9:00pm ET
When Tazuna comes in contact with a mysterious girl, they step into a world full of enemies too powerful to handle alone.
Premieres 2/6/2017 at 9:30pm ET
As a child, Masamune Makabe was mercilessly teased about his weight and cruelly nicknamed “Pig’s Foot” by a young girl named Aki Adagaki. Years later, Masamune continues to hold resentment and decides to seek revenge against his tormenter. Now, handsome and in top shape, he returns to exact vengeance on Aki! But as he gets closer to her, he finds his heart desires something other than revenge.
Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid
Premieres 2/1/2017 at 10:00pm ET
Miss Kobayashi lives a perfectly normal life until she stumbles upon a dragon—who turns into a cute maid girl named Tooru?
Saga of Tanya the Evil
Premieres 1/23/2017 at 10:00pm ET
A little girl with blond hair, blue eyes, and porcelain skin fights on the front lines of a brutal war and climbs the ranks of the imperial army.
Season 2 – SimulDub continued from Fall — Saturdays at 9:30pm ET
Follow the hijinks of Jyugo, Uno, Rock, and Nico as they pass time behind bars at Nanba prison. Between attempted breakouts, gambling, and general misbehaving, these four believe that just because they’re in prison doesn’t mean they can’t have fun!
SimulDub continuing from Fall — Mondays at 9:00pm ET
Kenji Gion and Sumiaki Iwashimizu take to the field with the rugby club, ready to prove they have what it takes and go all out!
Monster Hunter Stories: Ride On
SimulDub continuing from Fall — Sundays at 9:30pm ET
A young boy journeys to find his own monster companion and awaken its powers, hoping to become the world’s greatest Rider.
SimulDub continuing from Fall — Thursdays at 10:00pm ET
Follow Kensuke Hanasaki and the Boys’ Detective Team as they investigate dark mysteries around the city and an undying boy named Kobayashi.
Puzzle & Dragons X
SimulDub continuing from Summer — Saturdays at 9:30pm ET
Winners reap rewards in the puzzle wars. But what if you lose? Only the brave can take on these monstrous challenges!
Interviews with Monster Girls
SimulDub premiere 1/25/2017 at 9:30pm ET
In this world, monsters of legend known as Demis live side-by-side with humans and go to high school, just like them! When Tetsuo Takahashi, a regular guy obsessed with Demis, lands a teaching job at a high school for demi-girls, it’s his dream come true! Or is it? A vampire, a headless girl, and a succubus are in his first class. If you thought high school was full of drama, try it with supernatural powers!
SimulDub premiere 1/26/2016 9:30pm ET
“ACCA” is a giant unified syndicate residing in a kingdom split into 13 autonomous regions. ACCA was formed back when there was threat of a coup d’etat, and it has continued to protect the peace of civilians for almost one hundred years. Jean Otus, the vice-chairman of the inspections department at ACCA headquarters, is one of the most cunning men in the syndicate’s history with the nickname “Jean the Cigarette Peddler.” Whimsically puffing his cigarettes, he wanders through the 13 districts, checking to see if there is any foul play afoot. Meanwhile, Jean is monitored by gazes, threatening rumors, and… snack time. Jean’s quiet everyday life slowly gets swallowed up into the world’s conspiracies!
SimulDub premiere on 1/25/2017 at 9:00pm ET
Yuu Haruna has transferred to a school in Tokyo so he can live with his sisters after their parents moved to America. Introverted and unskilled at socializing with others, Yuu’s main mode of communication is Twitter. As he’s scoping out his new surroundings with his eyes on his smartphone, he crashes into Fuuka Akitsuki, a girl who appeared in front of him out of nowhere. Centered on the awkward and unsocial Yuu Haruna, the mysteriously charming Fuuka Akitsuki, and Yuu’s childhood friend Koyuki Hinashi, a brand new love story woven through music is about to begin.
SimulDub premiere 1/31/2017 at 9:30pm ET
Six years after the deadly earthquake and events of ChäoS;HEAd, Tokyo’s reconstructed Shibuya district becomes home to another series of mysterious happenings. An abnormal string of deaths occurs amidst Shibuya’s reconstruction, and it isn’t until a high school newspaper club member starts to piece together the clues that these cases begin to demonstrate a hauntingly familiar pattern.
Previously announced in our Winter 2017 Sneak Peek:
Stay tuned for more Winter 2017 announcements!