FUNimation Entertainment Announces Additions to Its Streaming Catalog

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it is adding 10 anime films and series to its streaming catalog on September 21, 2021.

The following anime will be available to viewers in the United States and Canada:

  • Aria The Animation (English Subtitles and English Dub)
  • Aria The Natural (English Subtitles and English Dub)
  • Aria The OVA ~ ARIETTA ~ (English Subtitles and English Dub)
  • Aria The Origination (English Subtitles and English Dub)
  • Aria The Avvenire (English Subtitles and English Dub)
  • Gakuen Alice (English Subtitles)

The following anime will be available to viewers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand:

  • Date A Bullet: Dead or Bullet (English Subtitles)
  • Date A Live: Mayuri Judgement (English Subtitles)
  • Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi The Case of Takafumi Yokozawa (English Subtitles)
  • Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi Episode Proposal (English Subtitles)

Source: FUNimation Entertainment

Date A Live IV Is Delayed From Its October 2021 Premiere

The official website for the Date A Live IV television anime series began streaming the first full promotional video for the anime, which reveals that the series has been delayed to 2022 for “various reasons.” The anime was originally scheduled to premiere in October 2021.

Jun Nakagawa is directing the anime at Geek Toys. Fumihiko Shimo is overseeing the series scripts, Naoto Nakamura is designing the characters, and Go Sakabe is returning from the previous three anime to compose the music.

The first season of the Date A Live television anime adaptation aired 12 episodes and premiered in 2013. The second season aired 10 episodes and premiered in 2014. FUNimation Entertainment simulcast the first and second seasons as they aired in Japan. The third season premiered in January 2019 and aired for 12 episodes. Crunchyroll simulcast the series as it aired, and FUNimation offered a simuldub.

Source: ANN

Yen Press Announces Nine New Titles for Future Publication During Virtual Crunchyroll Expo 2020

Yen Press, LLC has announced a slate of upcoming titles during the Yen Press Industry Panel that was a part of the Virtual Crunchyroll Expo. Acquisitions include the manga, Do You Like The Nerdy Nurse?, Love and Heart, Days on Fes, The Girl Without a Face, I Can’t Reach You, Play It Cool, Guys, and Penguin Gentlemen and the light novels, Virgin Road and Date A Live.

All announced titles are scheduled for a February 2021 print and digital release.

Do You Like The Nerdy Nurse?
Story and Art by Arata Kawabata

The beauty in the nurse’s office is a secret nerd (who doesn’t hide it very well). Nijiko Momoyama is the newly appointed school nurse. But beneath her gorgeous facade lies an unmistakable love for all things geeky.

Do You Like the Nerdy Nurse? is a romantic comedy manga that includes many fun otaku references in addition to a very pretty nurse. The Yen Press edition of Do You Like The Nerdy Nurse? completes the entire series in one standalone volume.

Love and Heart
Story and Art by Chitose Kaido

Sure, university freshman Yagisawa has a lot on her plate, but the last thing she expected to add was a surprise male roommate. Handsome Haruma claims to be a childhood friend, but for some reason, Yagisawa doesn’t remember him at all, and his history isn’t the only oddity-disturbing things begin to happen and Yagisawa may really be in over her head.

Love and Heart is a manga series that falls under the category of shojo horror, a subgenre that has rarely made its way to English. With horror manga enjoying immense popularity in today’s market, Love and Heart is sure to appeal to fans looking for a unique new release.

Days on Fes
Story and Art by Kanata Oka

When high schooler Kanade Sora takes her classmate Otoha Yamana to their first rock festival, the experience is greater than they can even imagine. It’s a new life of rocking out.

Already part of the niche genre of music manga, Days on Fes stands out even more by being one of the only manga series released in English that pertains to the music festival experience. With fun characters and beautiful imagery that accurately captures the feeling of attending a music festival, this manga is a welcome addition to fans of slice-of-life manga as well as passionate fans of live music.

The Girl Without a Face
Story and Art by Tearontaron

Her boyfriend thinks she’s the cutest girl around, but her expressions can be a bit hard to read.

The Girl Without a Face is a cute yet eccentric manga about a boy and his faceless girlfriend. With horror elements, such as the presence of yokai, and a slice-of-life storyline, The Girl Without a Face appeals to fans of both categories of manga.

I Can’t Reach You
Story and Art by Mika

The differences between Yamato and Kakeru couldn’t be more obvious. Yamato gets good grades, while Kakeru’s are less than average. And while Yamato is very attractive, Kakeru’s looks are perfectly average. Not a problem—unless you’re in love with your childhood best friend. How in the world can Kakeru make Yamato look at him when Yamato is completely out of his league?

I Can’t Reach You is a sweet boys’ love series, one that tells the tale of a budding romance between two friends with a well paced slice-of-life story. This manga is a welcome release to fans of boys’ love stories that focus on friendship and emotion.

Play It Cool, Guys
Story and Art by Kokone Nata

Enter: a bunch of cool guys who look like they got that unapproachable swag. But let’s be real—that’s not the true them. They’re just a bunch of dorks who’ve got the act down pat. So sit back, grab some popcorn and enjoy watching a bunch of goofy guys try to look cool all day every day.

Play it Cool, Guys is a fun collection of stories featuring guys that are equal parts cool and equal parts adorably awkward. This manga featuring hilarious and relatable stories is not only beautifully illustrated—it is fully colored.

Penguin Gentlemen
Story and Art by Kishi Ueno

In a certain secret bar, the “Penguin Gentlemen” work, wearing their long tailed tuxedos. “You say it’s cute how penguins waddle around? Hmph. We’re not just cute! We’re dandy, sexy, and marvelous!”

Penguin Gentlemen is a manga that is sometimes pretty, sometimes cute but always hilarious. A standalone volume that tells the tales of a bar run by penguins (often portrayed as strong and beautiful men), Penguin Gentlemen is a treat for those looking forward to an adorable and quirky manga unlike any other.

Virgin Road
Story by Mato Sato
Art by Nilitsu

The Lost Ones are wanderers who come here from a distant world known as “Japan.” No one knows how or why they leave their homes. The only thing that is certain is that they bring disaster and calamity. The duty of exterminating them without remorse falls to Menou, a young Executioner. When she meets Akari, it seems like just another job… until she discovers it’s impossible to kill this girl. And when Menou begins to search for a way to defeat this immortality, Akari is more than happy to tag along. So begins a journey that will change Menou forever…

In addition to being an intriguing addition to the ever popular isekai genre of light novels, Virgin Road is an intriguing release due to the fact that it includes elements not commonly seen in light novels released in English—a female protagonist and a yuri storyline. With both light novels and yuri rapidly growing in popularity, Virgin Road is sure to be a popular release for both sets of fans.

Date A Live
Story by Koushi Tachibana
Illustrations by Tsunako

Shidou Itsuka has a problem. The world has been racked by massive quakes of an unknown source for years now, though life goes on. Then one day, Shidou’s calm life ends forever when in the middle of a quake in his city, he meets a girl who’s apparently a spirit-and the cause of all the destruction. When a team arrives to eliminate the threat, Shidou becomes embroiled in a war to protect these spirits-by making them fall in love with him?

Date A Live is the highly-anticipated light novel series that inspired the popular anime adaptation—one that has had three successful seasons since 2013. As one of the most fan-requested light novel series, Date A Live is sure to become a best-seller upon release, especially due to the excitement from the recently announced Season 4 of the anime.

English Cast Announced for the Date A Live III Anime

The English cast has been announced for the Date A Live III anime:

  • Brittney Karbowski is Kaguya
  • J. Michael Tatum is Kannazuki
  • Christopher R. Sabat is Kawagoe
  • Bryn Apprill is Kotori
  • Leah Clark is Mai
  • Monica Rial is Mii
  • Bradley Campbell is Mikomoto
  • Jad Saxton is Miku
  • Sara Ragsdale is Minowa
  • Matt Thurston is Nakatsugawa
  • Alex Moore is Narrator
  • Katelyn Barr is Natsumi
  • Michelle Lee is Origami
  • Josh Grelle is Shido
  • Cynthia Crantz is Shiizaki
  • Anastasia Munoz is Tamae
  • Michelle Rojas is Tohka
  • Clifford Chapin is Tonomachi
  • Tia Ballard is Yoshino
  • Tia Ballard is Yoshinon
  • Megan Shipman is Yuzuru

Anthony Bowling is directing the dub.

The simuldub is available on FunimationNow in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland.

Source: ANN

Returning English Cast Announced for the Date A Live III Anime

The returning English cast has been announced for the Date A Live III anime:

  • Josh Grelle is Shido Itsuka
  • Michelle Rojas is Tohka Yatogami
  • Michelle Lee is Origami Tobiichi
  • Bryn Apprill is Kotori Itsuka
  • Tia Ballard is Yoshino
  • Brittney Karbowski is Kaguya Yamai
  • Megan Shipman is Yuzuru Yamai
  • Jad Saxton is Miku Izayoi
  • Katelyn Barr is Natsumi

The first simuldub episode premiered on January 25, 2019 on FunimationNow in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Ireland.

Source: ANN

FUNimation Entertainment Announces Simuldubs for Four Anime in Winter 2019

FUNimation Entertainment has announced four more simuldubs for the Winter 2019 anime season.

The company will stream a simuldub of Date A Live III, the third television anime season based on Koushi Tachibana’s Date A Live light novel series, beginning on January 25, 2019 in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Ireland.

The simuldub of the The Quintessential Quintuplets (Gotōbun no Hanayome) anime will begin streaming on FunimationNow on January 30, 2019 in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.

FUNimation will begin streaming the simuldub of the Endro~! anime on January 30, 2019 in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.

The company will stream a simuldub of the second part of the Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2202 (Uchū Senkan Yamato 2202: Ai no Senshi-tachi or Space Battleship Yamato 2202: Warriors of Love) anime sequel project on February 2, 2019 in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. However, their announcement does not mention whether or not a subtitled version for this title will be available for streaming.

Source: ANN

Crunchyroll Announces Four More Simulcasts for the Winter 2019 Season

Crunchyroll has announced for more simulcasts for the Winter 2019 anime season.

The service will begin simulcasting Date A Live III, the third television anime season based on Koushi Tachibana’s Date A Live light novel series, on January 11, 2019. Crunchyroll has not yet confirmed the territories.

The Quintessential Quintuplets (Gotōbun no Hanayome) anime will premiere on Crunchyroll on January 10, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. EST. The stream will be available worldwide outside of Asia and the Middle East.

Endro~! will premiere on Crunchyroll on January 12, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. EST in North America, Latin America, UK, Ireland, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.

B-PROJECT: Zecchō Emotion will premiere on Crunchyroll on January 11, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. EST in the United States and Canada.

Source: ANN

Crunchyroll Announces New Additions to Its Streaming Anime Catalog

Crunchyroll began streaming the first episode of Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2202 on May 9, 2018.

The site also announced that it has added the following anime to its catalog:

  • Date A Live – available for users in the United States and Canada
  • Date A Live II – available for users in the United States, Canada, South Africa, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and the Netherlands
  • Selector Infected Wixoss – available to users in the United States, Canada, South Africa, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and the Netherlands
  • Selector Spread Wixoss – available to users in the United States, Canada, South Africa, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and the Netherlands

Source: ANN

FUNimation Sets Free Date A Live Anime Theatrical Showings

FUNimation has set up screenings of the first four dubbed episodes of the Date A Live television anime series at select locations, and the screenings are free.

Alamo Drafthouse Theaters

  • Katy, Texas – 6/3
  • Dallas, Texas – 6/9
  • Houston, Texas – 6/9
  • Lubbock, Texas – 6/9
  • Denver, Colorado – 6/9
  • Yonkers, New York – 6/9
  • Austin, Texas – 6/10
  • San Antonio, Texas – 6/10

Carousel Luxury Cinemas

  • Burlington, North Carolina – 6/9

English Dub Cast for Date A Live

FUNimation has announced the English dub cast for the Date A Live television anime series. The series will be released on home video on June 10, 2014.

The dub cast for Date A Live is:

  • Michelle Rojas is Tohka
  • Josh Grelle is Shido
  • Nick Haley is Tonomachi
  • Alexis Tipton is Kurumi
  • Barrett Nash is Reine
  • Bryn Apprill is Kotori
  • Tia Ballard is Yoshino
  • Anastasia Munoz is Tamae
  • Felecia Angelle is Mana
  • Michelle Lee is Origami
  • J. Michael Tatum is Kannazuki
  • Caitlin Glass is Ryoko
  • Alex Moore is Narrator

Joel McDonald is directing the dub.

Source: ANN