As we roll into a new season of anime, that means new SimulDubs! See what Funimation has in store for the Summer season and also their English cast announcements here on this blog.
As we roll into a new season of anime, that means new SimulDubs! See what Funimation has in store for the Summer season and also their English cast announcements here on this blog.
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Spring is in the air and also on FunimationNow! The season is off to a huge start with the launch of Attack on Titan Season 2, My Hero Academia Season 2 SimulDub, and the Dragon Ball Super Dub continuing on Toonami. Now, we’re excited to announce that dubbed episodes of Attack on Titan Season 2 will officially launch on FunimationNow along with the rest of our Spring SimulDub lineup!
Here’s what’s hitting our service this Spring — keep an eye out for more announcements coming soon!
English SimulDub April 23rd, 2017 | 10:00 PM ET
Eren Jaeger swore to wipe out every, last remaining Titan, but in a battle for his life he wound up becoming the thing he hates most. With his new powers, he fights for humanity’s freedom facing the monsters that threaten his home. After a bittersweet victory against the Female Titan, Eren finds no time to rest—a horde of Titans is approaching Wall Rose and the battle for humanity continues!
English SimulDub premiere April 25th | 9:30 PM ET
A twisted heroic fantasy featuring a magic teacher who hates magic! The story takes place in a world where magic and science have evolved side by side. The Alzano Imperial Magic Academy is located in the southern part of the Alzano Empire, one of the major magical powers, and it is among most prominent magic schools in the world, where students can learn the highest forms of magic. All those who strive to learn magic dream of studying at this academy, and its students as well as its teachers are proud to be a part of its 400-year history. Glenn Radars is a new instructor who has suddenly been appointed to teach part-time at this highly respected academy. He begins by telling his students, “I’ll teach you all what real magic is.” The previously unheard-of lessons of this man known as a good-for-nothing bastard are about to begin.
Winter SimulDub 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!
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Rurouni Kenshin, one of the most beloved Japanese swordsman manga and anime the world over, has been adapted to the silver screen for a series of three thrilling, action-packed movies—and we’re bringing all three to theaters across the US this fall!
Movie 1: Rurouni Kenshin: Origins | August 8 – 10
Movie 2: Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno | September 12 – 14
Movie 3: Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends | October 3 – 5
The three films cover some of the best stories the series has to offer (spanning the early beginnings of Kenshin meeting Kaoru, Sano, and the rest, to the end of the fan-favorite Shishio Makoto arc, if you’re familiar with the original), and you won’t want to miss a single film in the series.
Advance tickets for movie 1 go on sale soon! Sign up to be the first to receive updates at funimationfilms.com/rurounikenshin.
If you have any trepidation about live-action adaptations of anime, don’t—these movies really capture the spirit of the original manga, and the casting so closely resembles the characters that it seems they’ve leapt off the page. But don’t take our word on it; Kotaku, in reviewing the films, proclaims “Rurouni Kenshin may be the single best Japanese live-action adaptation I have ever seen,” and further declares:
“If you like Kenshin, see this movie. If you like anime, see this movie. If you’re curious about how to successfully adapt a work of fiction to film, see this movie. If you like sword-fighting action, see this movie. If you have a pulse, see this movie.”
See their glowing reviews for all three films:
If you’re new to Rurouni Kenshin, there’s a reason this manga series still resonates with fans over 20 years after its debut—the series combines a very universal story about personal redemption with a memorable cast of colorful characters and, of course, badass Japanese swordfighting action. These films are packed with intense swordplay action and martial arts, choreographed by Kenji Tanigaki (“one of the world’s top stunt cheoreographers” according to Time Out), who’s made a name for himself in the Asian action movie scene on many impressive action films on both sides of the Pacific, and who regularly teams up on action choreography with martial arts star Donnie Yen of Hong Kong martial arts film series Ip Man fame. Kotaku again comes back with high praise of the action direction of the films as having “some of the most amazing sword-fighting action scenes ever put on film.”
Look out for tickets on sale soon, and don’t miss out on seeing this jaw-dropping action on the big screen in our three-part theatrical event series!
In the wake of a brutal civil war, Kenshin Himura, once a feared killer, turns his back on bloodshed and vows to carry a reversed-edge blade for the rest of his days. But Kenshin soon finds that the world around him is greatly changed. Rapid modernization has given rise to new villains driven by power and greed—and from the shadows of the past, the famed assassin Makoto Shishio has returned to wreak havoc across Japan. Together, with the beautiful kendo instructor Kaoru and a colorful cast of allies, Kenshin embarks on a quest to protect the innocent from those that would do them harm. In a staggering display of swordplay and martial arts mastery, Kenshin will attempt to survive his promise to face his own blade—before spilling the blood of his enemies!
Today we’re announcing home video rights and a brand new release for a series that’s a little… unexpected. Deceptive. Mysterious. Bizarre, even.
C3(aka CubexCursedxCurious) is a lot like its heroine, Fear Kubrick (no relation). It may look sweet, pretty, cute, and innocent, but behind that veneer hides a kaleidoscope of madness, murder, and despair. If you’re a fan of trippy, experimental anime that juxtapose cute girls with some real deliciously creepy mindf@&% material like Puella Magi Madoka Magica or School-Live, OR if you like the abstract and artistic stylings of Silver Link, the studio behind visually distinct anime like Baka and Test or Yurikuma Arashi, definitely check this one out. (That said,Fear IS still pretty cute.)
This series previously streamed on FUNimation.com, but today we’re announcing that you can own it on Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack on March 15, 2016! Pre-order it now, HERE! C3 will be released in Japanese audio with English subtitles.
Here’s the series description for you:
Fear the curse. Free the cube.
Haruaki Yachi has seen his fair share of curses, but despite his familiarity, even Haruaki is out of his element when his father mails him a cursed torture cube with the humanoid figure of a cute young girl named Fear Kubrick (no relation). Now, he’s got to help her break her curse and leave behind her homicidal past before dangerous forces get ahold of her deadly powers. Sassy loudmouth Fear has a hard time keeping a low profile, but with the help of Haruaki’s other cursed comrades, maybe this cubed cutie can find her place in the human world—IF she can break her curse.
Hold on tight, because we’ve got some MAJOR announcements just in from the FUNimation Industry Panel at Otakon 2015! First at the starting line:
Coming Soon for the first time on Blu-ray! The definitive collection includes episodes never released in North America, as well as Mach GoGoGo! This release will be available in Japanese (w/ English subtitles) for the first time — stay tuned for more details!
Fire up your dominators, FUNimation is excited to announce that PSYCHO-PASS: The Movie will be coming to theaters in 2016!
And that’s not the only movie announcement we have for you…
Fans of the GitS franchise get ready, FUNimation is bringing Ghost in the Shell: The Movie to theaters in Fall 2015!
Also, keep an eye out for…
Three film series based on the science fiction novels of the late Satoshi Itō. Each film adaptation will have its own director and animation studio:
– Genocidal OrganDirected by Shukou Murase (Gangsta & Ergo Proxy)
– HarmonyDirected by Takashi Nakamura & Michael Arias.
– The Empire of CorpsesDirected by Ryoutarou Makihara (Monster & Summer Wars key animator). Animation: WIT Studio
Plus! Koro-sensei fans, get excited! We’re bringing you
It’s official! New episodes of the zany, students-turned-badasses anime, Assassination Classroom coming to FUNimation in 2016!
Last, but DEFINITELY not least…
Coming this November, for the first time on blu-ray!
FUNimation is excited to announce that we have acquired the rights to Noein, the 2005 sci-fi hit from the director of Escaflowne and the studio behind Aquarion and Macross Frontier!
Keep an eye our for more details on these big announcements in the near future!
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FLOWER MOUND, TEXAS – May 26, 2015. Ending the wait of hundreds of thousands of anime fans across North America, FUNimation Entertainment announced today that “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’” will screen August 4-12 in theaters across the U.S. and Canada. The story is a follow-up to last year’s highly successful “Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods.”
“We are thrilled to bring fans – both new and old – this latest film from series creator Akira Toriyama,”
said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and founder of FUNimation. “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ is a visually stunning movie and offers even more action and comedy than Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods.”
“Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’” is the 20th film in the Dragon Ball franchise, which first debuted in North America in 1986. The new movie showcases the return of Frieza – one of the greatest villains in all of anime. Now resurrected from death, Frieza embarks on plans to take his revenge on the Z Fighters of Earth. Goku and Vegeta once again face their nemesis together, but this time it is a fight for Earth’s very survival.
“Fans are in for another amazing ride with Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’,” said Mike DuBoise, EVP and COO of FUNimation. “We will be raising the bar for the anime theater-going experience.”
“Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’” will screen in theaters nationwide from August 4 – 12, 2015. Fans are invited to sign-up at www.dragonballz.com to be alerted when ticketing opens. Subscribers can also look forward to receiving exclusive offers, sneak peeks and other news about the film.
To get more information on “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’,” please visit www.dragonballz.com.
FLOWER MOUND, TEXAS – May 13, 2015. FUNimation Entertainment announced today the full line-up of Broadcast Dub titles for the Spring 2015 simulcast season. As with its Winter 2015 simulcast season, FUNimation will be airing ten series in commercial-free 1080p each week, which will be available exclusively to All-AccessPass subscribers. With two complete seasons of Broadcast Dubs, FUNimation has cemented its leadership position in the North American anime industry amidst continuing, overwhelmingly positive response from fans.
“We’re pleased to bring fans a great series line-up of Broadcast Dubs for the spring season,” said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and founder of FUNimation. “Subscribers can look forward to the combination of fan favorites like Assassination Classroom as well as exciting new series like Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign.”
FUNimation Broadcast Dubs are select series dubbed in English using broadcast/simulcast materials from Japan just weeks after airing on TV. This allows dub fans to experience these select shows as soon as possible and well before home video release. The English dub version of the home video is produced using the final Blu-ray/DVD materials from Japan. In many cases, the Broadcast Dub will be different than the English dub home video due to additional footage not broadcast on Japanese TV.
“Our large number of Broadcast Dubs combined with the recent launch of the FUNimation app for PlayStation 4 and our tent pole titles have really accelerated the growth of our subscription streaming service,” said Mike DuBoise, EVP and COO of FUNimation. “We are committed to giving our fans more anime in more ways to watch.”
The live weekly recap show “DubbleTalk” continues for a second season as the capstone of FUNimation’s prime-time block of anime content each Wednesday evening. Returning hosts – FUNimation’s Justin Rojas and Lauren Moore – along with ScrewAttack’s Chad James will continue to entertain viewers with episode recaps, fan Q&A, special guest interviews, contests and much more.
Starting today and each Wednesday at 8:00 pm ET, FUNimation will feature new episodes of “Assassination Classroom” (8:00 pm ET), “Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign” (8:30 pm ET) and “Blood Blockade Battlefront” (9:00 pm ET) followed by a live broadcast of “DubbleTalk” (9:30 pm ET). While the Broadcast Dubs on FUNimation.com are for All-AccessPass subscribers only, “DubbleTalk” is free to all viewers and will stream at both funimation.com/dubbletalk and twitch.tv/screwattack.
The complete list of Broadcast Dubs for the Spring 2015 season is listed below. Broadcasts Dubs will begin airing in two phases – approximately four weeks after the subtitled simulcast of each episode.
High School DxD BorN (Saturdays at 1:00 pm ET, beginning May 2)
Assassination Classroom (Wednesdays at 8:00 pm ET, beginning May 13)
Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign (Wednesdays at 8:30 pm ET, beginning May 13)
Blood Blockade Battlefront (Wednesdays at 9:00 pm ET, beginning May 13)
Ninja Slayer (Thursdays at 10:00 am ET, beginning May 21)
The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan (Fridays at 2:10 pm ET, date TBA)
Ultimate Otaku Teacher (Saturdays at 7:00 am ET, date TBA)
The Heroic Legend of Arslan (Sundays at 5:00 am ET, date TBA)
Show by Rock!! (Sundays at 9:00 am ET, date TBA)
Mikagura School Suite (Tuesdays at 4:35 pm ET, date TBA)
In addition to Broadcast Dubs, All-AccessPass members can watch FUNimation’s entire library of content – the latest simulcast shows and an almost endless catalog of dubbed and subtitled anime episodes and movies – all in commercial-free, high quality video. Paid subscription pricing starts as low as $4.99 per month.
Spring simulcast season is well underway (have you started watching it yet? Check out all our shows at funimation.com/spring!), but we’re excited to announce yet a new addition to the roster— Rainy Cocoa (Ame-iro Cocoa)! This is a series of anime shorts (think Hetalia) featuring several big-name Japanese male seiyuu voice actor stars. It’s a sweet tale about hot cocoa and some cool guys!
We’re launching the first three episodes right now at funimation.com/shows/rainy-cocoa, and new episodes will launch again at 11:30 AM every Sunday!
Watch them week-to-week with the rest of your simulcasts, or binge watch them in multi-episode chunks! And if you like the show, be sure to tell your friends to watch it on legal streams too— simulcast views for all shows help up determine whether an anime gets a dub or an awesome home video release!
Here’s a little more about the show:
Aoi Tokura is having a rough day. He’s used to being mistaken for a girl, but it’s even worse when a captivating stranger on the train calls him a creeper for staring a little too long. Aoi’s soaked by a sudden rainstorm and takes shelter at Rainy Color, a cozy café where the warmth of the staff compliments the sweet hot cocoa he’s served. When he falls into a job at the café he feels like things are finally looking up— until Keiichi Iwase, the man he couldn’t help but stare at on the train, shows up. Did this day just get worse, or better?
And here’s the Japanese voice cast:
|Character||Voice Actor||Past Roles|
|Aoi Tokura||Hiro Shimono||Syo Kurusu (Uta no Prince-sama), Akihisa Yoshii (Baka and Test)|
|Keiichi Iwase||Hikaru Midorikawa||Lancer (Fate/Zero), Heero Yuy (Gundam Wing)|
|Shion Koga||Daisuke Hirakawa||Rei Ryugazaki (Free!), Harklight (Aldnoah.Zero)|
|Ryota Sakurai||Miyano Mamoru||Rin Matsuoka (Free!), Tokiya Ichinose (Uta no Prince-sama)|
|Koji Amami||Ryo Horikawa||Vegeta (Dragon Ball Z), Heiji Hattori (Detective Conan/Case Closed)|
Will you be watching? Let us know! And let us know if you want more shorts or bishounen anime content!
Announcing! FUNimation has acquired the rights for Yurikuma Arashi as part of our Winter 2015 Simulcast!
After an asteroid explosion and meteor shower lit up the sky over planet earth, strange adorable bears began to attack and devour humans. The earthlings responded with violence of their own, and in the end, a massive barrier – the Wall of Extinction – was erected to separate man from bear. This fragile peace lasted until two high school girls encounter a yuri flower blooming – only to be shaken by the piercing warning of the Bear Alarm! Once again, bear and man- or bear and girl -will be pitted against each other in a deadly and mysterious showdown—brought to you buy Kunihiko Ikuhara, the director of Sailor Moon and Revolutionary Girl
Here’s what we have announced for the Winter 2015 Simulcast so far, but we aren’t done yet! Keep checking back!