FUNimation Entertainment announced at its Otakon 2015 panel that it has licensed Speed Racer, Noein: To Your Other Self, and Assassination Classroom Season 2.
FUNimation will release Speed Racer (Mach Go Go Go) for the first time on Blu-ray and in Japanese with English subtitles. The set will also include the English audio. The collection will include episodes that have not yet been released in North America. The company has not yet announced a release window.
The 1967-68 car-racing anime Mach Go Go Go was licensed by Trans-Lux and released in the United States in 1967 as Speed Racer. The worldwide rights for the Speed Racer property reverted to Tatsunoko Production from American licensing company Speed Racer Enterprises (SRE) in 2011, though Tatsunoko filed lawsuits against SRE to uphold the reversion, and they were not dismissed until 2014.
Tatsunoko announced in May 2015 that it was planning a new license program to reintroduce the property and make the episodes available in high definition for the first time.
FUNimation will release Noein: To Your Other Self on Blu-ray for the first time in November 2015. The anime debuted in 2005, and Manga Entertainment previously released the series on DVD.
The second anime series based on Yusei Matsui’s Assassination Classroom will premiere in 2016. FUNimation simulcast the first series as it aired in Japan.