Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas, Hanasaku Iroha and More Favorites Join the Funimation Family

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Nicholas Friedman
Nicholas Friedman is a career pop culture journalist and Sr. Managing Editor at Funimation. You'll likely find him talking about Mob Psycho 100.

Look, we know your anime watch list isn’t getting any smaller, which means it’s the perfect time to announce that even more anime favorites are coming to Funimation!

Thanks to our partners at TMS Entertainment and NIS America, Funimation fans in the United States and Canada are getting a whole batch of anime starting this Friday, March 12.

These include incredible series like Hanasaku Iroha, YURUYURI and The Eccentric Family, and even OVAs like Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas.

Check out the full list of what’s arriving below, and let us know what you’re excited to watch first! As always, stay tuned to Funimation for even more amazing anime headed your way, this season and beyond.


The Eccentric Family (2013)

In Kyoto, humans live in the city, tengus take to the sky, and tanukis roam the earth. Yasaburo, son of a famed tanuki leader, strives for a happy life after the sudden passing of his father.

But between taking care of his old tengu master, avoiding life-threatening advances from a human, and dealing with his stupid cousins, the young tanuki has his work cut out for him!

Available subtitled in the United States and Canada.


Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl (2011)

Makoto Niwa just moved in with his aunt Meme with plans to live an adolescent boy’s dream. By tracking his actions and then assigning points to them, he will grade his own life.

But once there, he discovers Meme has a secret daughter (and self-proclaimed alien) named Erio. It’s then he realizes his dream adolescent life won’t come true and begins a life of experiences that are out of this world.

Available subtitled in the United States and Canada.


Hanasaku IrohaBlossoms for Tomorrow (2011) & Hanasaku Iroha – The Movie (2013)

When her mother flees to avoid paying debts, Ohana is sent to live with her grandmother. Upon arriving at her grandmother’s hot spring inn, Kissuiso, she’s put to work.

Thrust into a life where the customers always come first, Ohana struggles to find her place there, and fit in with her coworkers.

Available subtitled in the United States and Canada.


Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas (2009)

The “Holy War,” a battle fought between the Goddess Athena and the Underworld King Hades, has been taking place since the age of legends. This story takes place in the 18th century—far before the era of “Saint Seiya.” It is a new story involving the Pegasus Saints, the Underworld King Hades and the Goddess Athena!

When Hades finishes his giant painting that covers the sky, “The Lost Canvas,” it is said that all lives on Earth will be lost. Tenma, who became a Pegasus Saint, wishes to stop his best friend, Alone, who was chosen to become a vessel for Hades. Look out for him as he heads for Hades’ castle!

Available subtitled in the United States and Canada.


YURUYURI Season 1 (2011) & Season 2 (2012)

Right after starting middle school, Akari Akaza joins the Amusement Club, whose only other members are her two childhood friends, Kyouko Toshinou and Yui Funami. Chinatsu Yoshikawa, Akari’s classmate, becomes the fourth member after falling head over heels for Yui.

The Amusement Club meets at the abandoned Tea Ceremony club room and has no clear purpose, leaving the girls to do whatever they want. More often than not, Kyouko stirs up some wild scheme to get everyone in trouble as a means to pass the time and experience the ideal middle school life!

Available subtitled in the United States and Canada.


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