Saekano, The Asterisk War and Even More Iconic Aniplex Series Join the Funimation Catalog

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Look, there’s always more you can add to your watch list. Why not start with another amazing batch of Aniplex of America series, including Saekano -How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend-The Asterisk War and MEKAKUCITY ACTORS?

Starting September 8, you’ll be able to stream these series in their entirety, right here on Funimation!

This new batch of titles join the ever-expanding lineup of iconic Aniplex of America anime in the Funimation catalog, include all-timers like Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Blue Exorcist and Rurouni Kenshin, and new exclusives like Kaguya-sama: Love is War?The Millionaire Detective – Balance: UNLIMITED and the English dub of PERSONA5 the Animation.

RELATED: Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day, Persona4 the Golden ANIMATION and Even More Aniplex Favorites Come to Funimation!

So take a look below at the latest arrivals, and let us know what you’re excited to watch first. If you’re a fan of Aniplex anime, there’s never been a better time to subscribe to Funimation!


Saekano -How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend- (2015)

Saekano anime

Tomoya Aki has a fateful encounter with a girl, inspiring him to design his own dating simulation video game. To make his dream a reality, he persuades a few eccentric creators, an art club member and his school’s top student, to join his team.

When he finds out his muse was a boring classmate, Megumi Kato, he’s determined to give her an in-game makeover and raise her to be the ultimate girlfriend!

From A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, Blue Exorcist). Available subbed in the United States and Canada.


The Asterisk War Seasons 1 and 2 (2015)

Asterisk War Season 1

After a worldwide disaster, a new species of human appears called the Genestella. These uniquely skilled humans attend an academy city of prestigious schools called Asterisk, which is the setting for the most significant battle display, the Festas.

Transferring into one of the schools, Ayato Amagiri swears he’ll fight in this festival. The curtain is about to rise on this school battle spectacle!

From A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, Blue Exorcist). Available subbed and dubbed in the United States and Canada.


MEKAKUCITY ACTORS (2014)

MEKAKUCITY CITY ACTORS

Based on the popular series of songs from musician and writer, JIN. Shintaro Kisaragi maintains his shut-in lifestyle with his electronic girl, Ene, but things take a turn when they find themselves in a store that’s taken over by terrorists.

Shintaro’s life continues to change when the Mekakushi-Dan, aka the Blindfold Gang, get involved. Soon he discovers the hidden powers in their eyes.

From SHAFT (Bakemonogatari, Puella Magi Madoka Magica). Available subbed in the United States and Canada.


Plastic Memories (2015)

Plastic Memories

Eighteen-year-old Tsukasa Mizugaki has failed his college entrance exams! But his father’s connections at the renowned SAI Corporation open the door to a position in the Terminal Service department.

Known for their production of androids with human emotions called Giftia, Tsukasa is ordered to work with Isla, a female Giftia who was never given any responsibilities outside serving tea.

From Doga Kobo (NEW GAME!!, The Helpful Fox Senko-san) Available subbed in the United States and Canada.


Vividred Operation (2013)

Vividred Operation

Akane Isshiki lives in Oshima—in a world where science has answered all questions—with her responsible sister Momo and genius inventor grandfather Kenjirou, who creates useless inventions.

When skies are clear, the artificial Blue Island is visible across the sea. In its center rises the revolutionary Manifestation Engine, a discovery that solved the world’s energy problems.

From A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, Blue Exorcist). Available subbed in the United States and Canada.


UP NEXT: For Real!? PERSONA5 the Animation Comes Subbed and Dubbed to Funimation


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