FUNimation Entertainment’s YouTube Channel Becomes “Crunchyroll Dubs” Channel

Crunchyroll has announced that FUNimation Entertainment’s YouTube channel has become the “Crunchyroll Dubs” channel. The channel will continue to stream anime clips, trailers, and full episodes of English-dubbed anime. The channel will also post a dubbed first episode every Saturday at 3:00 p.m. EDT, starting with Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- on April 9, 2022.

Crunchyroll streams English-subtitled trailers and content on its “Crunchyroll Collections” YouTube channel.

FUNimation and Crunchyroll announced on March 1, 2022 that FUNimation and Wakanim’s anime library and simulcast content have moved to Crunchyroll. Sony’s Funimation Global Group completed its acquisition of Crunchyroll from AT&T on August 9, 2021. The purchase price was US$1.175 billion, and the proceeds were paid in cash at closing.

FUNimation’s home video releases are also becoming listed under Crunchyroll.

Source: ANN

FUNimation Entertainment Announces Anime for the Spring 2022 Anime Season

FUNimation Entertainment will be streaming a handful of anime series during the Spring 2022 anime season in order to add new episodes to existing series:

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  • Date A Live IV
  • Kaguya-sama: Love is War -Ultra Romantic-
  • Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story Final Season
  • The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2
  • One Piece
  • Requiem of the Rose King

Source: FUNimation Entertainment

FUNimation Entertainment Streaming Content Is Moving to Crunchyroll

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it will be unifying under the Crunchyroll brand. The move includes FUNimation’s subsidiary, Wakanim, as well as Crunchyroll’s VRV, to create one subscription service for fans worldwide.

As of March 1, 2022, shows and movies from FUNimation and Wakanim will begin to arrive on Crunchyroll.

New anime series for the Spring 2022 season and beyond will only stream on Crunchyroll. Moving forward, FUNimation will only add new episodes of continuing series. However, the company is strongly encouraging its users to move to a Crunchyroll account as soon as possible.

As a welcome to the new Crunchyroll family, FUNimation, Wakanim and VRV subscribers get a special deal for 60 days of Crunchyroll Premium free. Over the next few days, qualified FUNimation, Wakanim and VRV subscribers will receive an email with their unique link to redeem. FUNimation has posted a FAQ about how to move to Crunchyroll.

Crunchyroll has also posted a list that’s being regularly updated as FUNimation series are added to its service.

Source: FUNimation Entertainment
Source: Crunchyroll

FUNimation Entertainment to Stream an English Dub for the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it will begin streaming an English dub for the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc on February 20, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. PST. The service will add one new dubbed episode a week, and the final episode will be added to FUNimation’s service on May 1, 2022.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc is described as:

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is an action-packed, thrilling tale of a young man in search of a cure for his sister, who has been turned into a demon after their family is viciously slaughtered by demons.

Immediately following the Mugen Train Arc, the Entertainment District Arc introduces a new major demon, Daki, who the young adventurers must contend with.

Source: FUNimation Entertainment

FUNimation Entertainment Announces May 2022 Releases

FUNimation Entertainment has announced their releases for May 2022.

  • 2.43: Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Team – The Complete Season (Blu-ray + Digital) – 300 minutes – $64.98 – 5/3/22
    Special Features: Episode Previews, Promo Videos, Textless Opening and Ending Songs
  • ANEMONE: EUREKA SEVEN HI-EVOLUTION – Movie – Essentials (Blu-ray + Digital) – 95 minutes – $29.98 – 5/3/22
    Special Features: Interview with Kaori Nazuka at Anime Expo 2019, Music Promo Videos: “There’s No Ending,” “Ballet Mécanique” and “Tiger Track,” Original Japanese Trailer
  • Full Dive: This Ultimate Next-Gen Full Dive RPG Is Even Shittier than Real Life! – The Complete Season – Limited Edition (Blu-ray/DVD + Digital) – 300 minutes – $84.98 – 5/10/22
    Special Features: Voice Actors Panel, Web Previews, Promo Videos, Commercials, Textless Opening and Ending Songs
  • Full Dive: This Ultimate Next-Gen Full Dive RPG Is Even Shittier than Real Life! – The Complete Season (Blu-ray/DVD + Digital) – 300 minutes – $64.98 – 5/10/22
    Special Features: Voice Actors Panel, Web Previews, Promo Videos, Commercials, Textless Opening and Ending Songs
  • The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent – The Complete Season (Blu-ray + Digital) – 300 minutes – $64.98 – 5/10/22
    Special Features: Promo Videos, Commercials, Textless Opening Song and Closing Songs
  • Black Clover – Season 4 – Limited Edition (Blu-ray/DVD + Digital) – 400 minutes – $69.98 – 5/17/22
    Special Features: Clover Clips Special Edition, Voice Actor Q&A, Textless Opening Song “Grandeur” Snow Man Versions 1 and 2, Textless Closing Song “BEAUTIFUL TREASURE”
  • Black Clover – Season 4 (Blu-ray/DVD + Digital) – 400 minutes – $54.98 – 5/17/22
    Special Features: Clover Clips Special Edition, Voice Actor Q&A, Textless Opening Song “Grandeur” Snow Man Versions 1 and 2, Textless Closing Song “BEAUTIFUL TREASURE”
  • SSSS.DYNAZENON – The Complete Season (Blu-ray + Digital) – 300 minutes – $64.98 – 5/17/22
    Special Features: Textless Opening Song Versions 1, 2 and 3, Textless Closing Song
  • Skate-Leading Stars – The Complete Season (Blu-ray + Digital) – 300 minutes – $64.98 – 5/24/22
    Special Features: Picture Dramas (S-1 “Debut,” S-2 “Sense,” S-3 “Escape,” S-4 “Favorite,” S-5 “Routine,” S-6 “Partner”), Promo Videos, Commercials, Textless Opening Song (Version 1, Version 2, Version 3, Version 4), Textless Closing Song (Version 1, Version 2, Version 3)
  • Kageki Shojo!! – The Complete Season (Blu-ray + Digital) – 325 minutes – $64.98 – 5/31/22
    Special Features: Messages to New Students, Web Previews, Character Promo Videos, Promo Videos, Commercials, Textless Opening Song, and Textless Closing Songs
  • Kemono Jihen – The Complete Season (Blu-ray + Digital) – 300 minutes – $64.98 – 5/31/22
    Special Features: Promo Videos, Commercials, Textless Opening Song, and Textless Closing Song
  • Super Cub – The Complete Season (Blu-ray + Digital) – 300 minutes – $64.98 – 5/31/22
    Special Features: Location Scouting Videos, Promo Video, Commercials, Textless Opening Song, and Textless Closing Song

Source: FUNimation Entertainment

The English Dub of the Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2 Anime Is Coming to FUNimation Entertainment

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that the English dub for the Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2 anime will begin streaming on its service on February 13, 2022. In addition, Spanish and Portuguese dubs of the series will also be available on this date.

The story of Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2 is described as:

The war for Paradis zeroes in on Shiganshina just as Jaegerists have seized control. After taking a huge blow from a surprise attack led by Eren, Marley swiftly acts to return the favor.

With Zeke’s true plan revealed and a military forced under new rule, this battle might be fought on two fronts. Does Eren intend on fulfilling his half-brother’s wishes or does he have a plan of his own?

Source: FUNimation Entertainment

The English Dub of the Sword Art Online Alicization War of Underworld Anime Is Coming to FUNimation Entertainment

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it has acquired the English dub of the Sword Art Online Alicization War of Underworld anime. All 23 episodes of the English dub will be available on FUNimation’s service beginning on February 6, 2022.

The story of Sword Art Online Alicization is described as:

A new world, unfamiliar memories, and a name that cannot be forgotten. With no recollection of logging in, Kirito finds himself in a brand-new world with mysterious memories of a boy named Eugeo and a young blond girl, Alice.

Her name strikes him as important, unforgettable. But why? As he wanders the world for a way to log out, will he stumble upon something even more important than getting home?

Source: FUNimation Entertainment

FUNimation Entertainment Is Selling the Josee, The Tiger and the Fish Anime Film Digitally via Amazon

The Fandom Post is reporting that FUNimation Entertainment is now selling the Josee, The Tiger and the Fish anime film digitally via Amazon. The film is available in high-definition with both the English dub and the original Japanese audio with English subtitles for US$19.99.

The English cast for the film includes:

  • Howard Wang is Tsuneo
  • Suzie Yeung is Kumiko/Josee
  • Dani Chambers is Mai
  • Zeno Robinson is Hayato

Jerry Jewel directed the dub.

The story of the film is described as:

Tsuneo, an ordinary college student and avid diver, unexpectedly becomes the caretaker of a wheelchair-bound young woman in order to raise money for this dream to go diving in Mexico. This young woman, who calls herself Josee after her favorite book character, is sullen and demanding, but as Tsuneo helps Josee interact with the outside world and learns more about Josee’s unique perspective, their feelings grow into love. The two begin to support each other in ways beyond just romance.

FUNimation Entertainment is scheduled to release the Josee, The Tiger and the Fish anime on home video in April 2022.

Source: The Fandom Post

The English Dub of the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc Anime Is Coming to FUNimation Entertainment

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that the English dub of all seven episodes of the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc anime will be available on its service starting on January 21, 2022.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc compiles the film into a miniseries, with a fully original first episode centered on Rengoku, voiced by Mark Whitten in English, and two brand-new theme songs by LiSA.

Additional English cast members include Zach Aguilar as Tanjiro, Abby Trott as Nezuko, Aleks Le as Zenitsu, Bryce Papenbrook as Inosuke, and Landon McDonald as Enmu (Lower One).

Source: FUNimation Entertainment

The Fate/Grand Order Final Singularity The Grand Temple of Time: Solomon Anime Film Is Coming to FUNimation Entertainment

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that the Fate/Grand Order Final Singularity The Grand Temple of Time: Solomon anime film is coming to its site. As of this writing, FUNimation hasn’t announced a release date for the film.

According to FUNimation, Fate/Grand Order Final Singularity The Grand Temple of Time: Solomon brings forth a whole cavalcade of new servants to fight against their greatest foe yet—Solomon, the King of Magecraft, who stands between Fujimaru and Mash and the completion of their climactic mission.

Toshifumi Akai directed the anime at studio CloverWorks.

UPDATE: It was announced by the official English website for the Fate/Grand Order smartphone game that Crunchyroll will also be streaming the film.

Source: FUNimation Entertainment
Source: ANN