FUNIMATION UNVEILS SIMULDUB SCHEDULE FOR FALL 2016 SEASON

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Line-Up of Eighteen SimulDub Shows Includes “Drifters,” “Keijo!!!!!!!!,” “91 Days,” “Mob Psycho 100,” “Orange,” “ReLIFE,” and “Joker Game”

FLOWER MOUND, TEXAS – October 04, 2016. This fall, Funimation® will be bringing English dub fans an amazing season of SimulDub™ shows. With a total 19 shows, the Fall 2016 season “For The Love of Dubs” sets yet another record for the company with a total 18 dubbed titles – exceeding last season’s count of SimulDub shows (formerly Broadcast Dubs). Fans will now be able to enjoy the first of many new shows that are now available as a result of Funimation’s partnership with Crunchyroll announced last month. All SimulDub shows will stream in commercial-free 1080p each week and are available exclusively to Premium (formerly All-AccessPass) subscribers.

“Our fans love dubs and we’re very excited to bring them another record season of SimulDub shows this fall,” said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and founder of Funimation. “From new titles like ‘Drifters’ and ‘Keijo!!!!!!!!’ to fan favorites including ‘Orange’ and ‘ReLIFE’ – we have something for everyone.”

The volume of SimulDub shows this anime season is made possible by Funimaton’s integrated in-house studio. As previously announced, Funimation is now able to produce a SimulDub in as soon as two weeks after an episode airs in Japan.  SimulDub shows allow fans to enjoy a wide selection of titles months before they are released on home video.

“We’re extremely pleased to once again raise the bar and bring our fans a record number of SimulDub shows this season,” said Mike DuBoise, EVP and COO of Funimation. “Our proven ability to produce a SimulDub episode within two weeks truly sets Funimation apart in the industry and enables us to not only bring content quicker to our current subscribers but also create a whole new audience by making anime more accessible with English language dubs. ”

Fall 2016 SimulDub Line-Up

Drifters

First episode: 11/6/16 at 10:00pm ET
Airs: Sundays at 10:00pm ET 

Samurai Shimazu Toyohisa is transported to another world moments before dying in the historical Battle of Sekigahara. He becomes part of a group known as “Drifters” and is forced to battle against other legendary warriors in an ultimate death game.

91 Days

First episode: 10/23/16 at 9:00pm ET
Airs: Sundays at 9:00pm ET

Avilio Bruno has grown up alone in the time of Prohibition after the Vanetti mafia murdered his family. When he receives a letter promising revenge, Avilio jumps at the chance. Thus begins the tragic 91 days of killing, vengeance, and betrayal.

Mob Psycho 100

Launch dates & times to come!

Synopsis to come!

Orange

First episode: 10/24/16 at 9:30pm ET
Airs: Mondays at 9:30pm ET

Second-year student, Naho Takamiya, receives a letter from her future self that warns of a tragedy to befall a shy boy she will come to know. Can Naho and a close group of friends change the future or must they live with a regret that can never be erased?

ReLIFE

First episode: 10/26/16 at 9:30pm ET
Airs: Wednesdays at 9:30pm ET

Arata Kaizaki is a 27 year old loser who just wants to get his life together. When he meets a member of the ReLife Research Institute he’s offered a strange pill that will do just that. But is this a promise for change or a chance at disaster?

 

Joker Game

First episode: 10/25/16 at 9:30pm ET
Airs: Tuesdays at 9:30pm ET 

Synopsis to come!

Alderamin On The Sky

First episode: 10/29/16 at 10:30pm ET
Airs: Saturdays at 10:30pm ET

 Synopsis to come!

Keijo!!!!!!!!

First episode: 10/25/16 at 10:00pm ET
Airs: Tuesdays at 10:00pm ET

Welcome to the boob-smashing, booty-battling sport of Keijo, where girls take on girls with nothing more than their bounciest assets. Entering the fight for her first time, Nozomi Kaminashi can’t wait for her chance to bring home the big bucks.

Izetta, the Last Witch

First episode: 10/19/16 at 10:00pm ET
Airs: Wednesdays at 10:00pm ET 

In 1940, a mysterious power awakens in the midst of a European war. The last witch has come to the aid of the princess of a small country, combining magic and weaponry to take on enemies.

Yuri on Ice

First episode: 10/24/16 at 10:00pm ET
Airs: Mondays at 10:00pm ET 

After letting down his country and suffering defeat, Yuri Katsuki retires from ice skating. But a run-in with champion Viktor Nikiforov and rising star Yuri Plisetsky ignites a new fire within him. With their support, Yuri takes to the ice once more.

All Out!!

First episode: 11/7/16 at 9:00pm ET
Airs: Mondays at 9:00pm ET 

Synopsis to come!

Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru

First episode: 11/3/16 at 9:30pm ET
Airs: Thursdays at 9:30pm ET 

 

Synopsis to come!

Kiss Him, Not Me 1

First episode: 11/8/16 at 9:00pm ET
Airs: Tuesdays at 9:00pm ET

When her favorite anime character dies, avid boys’ love fan Kae Serinuma loses weight and gains attention from the boys in her class. From pretty average to prettiest girl, Kae just wants these boys to date each other, not her!

Trickster

First episode: 11/3/16 at 10:00pm ET
Airs: Thursdays at 10:00pm ET 

Kensuke Hanasaki meets a mysterious boy named Yoshio Kobayashi who cannot die. Intrigued by Kobayashi, Kensuke invites him to join the Boys’ Detective Team. But danger awaits and their fate will lead them down a dark path.

Nanbaka

First episode: 11/5/16 at 10:30pm ET
Airs: Saturdays at 10:30pm ET

Follow the hijinks of Jyugo, Uno, Rock, and Niko 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!

The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. 

Continues 11/2/16, weekly episodes moving to Wednesdays at 9:00pm ET

Kusuo Saiki is a typical 16-year-old high school student… except he has psychic powers. As the everyday trials of high school get ridiculously complicated, just how long can he keep his powers a secret from his classmates?

Puzzle & Dragons X 

Continues 10/22/16, weekly moving to Saturdays at 10:30pm ET 

Dorogoza Island is rich in “Drop Energy” that players can use on friendly monsters. Once strong enough, they can face enemies in puzzle wars. Winners reap rewards, but what happens to the losers? Only the brave can take on these monstrous challenges!

Show by Rock!! 2

First episode: 11/3/16 at 9:00pm ET
Airs: Thursdays at 9:00pm ET 

Synopsis to come!

One Piece 2

Continues Saturdays at 10:00pm ET

 

1  U.S. and Canada only

2 Simulcast only

In addition to exclusive access to SimulDub shows, Premium members can also watch Funimation’s entire library of content – from the latest simulcast shows to an almost endless catalog of dubbed and subtitled anime episodes and movies – all in commercial-free, high quality video.  A Premium subscription to FunimationNow is $5.99 per month and is available at funimation.com/subscribe.

For more information on Funimation’s Fall 2016 SimulDub line-up, visit funimation.com/fall.

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