FUNimation Entertainment to Stream the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc Anime in 2021

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it will stream the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc (Kimetsu no Yaiba: Yūkaku-hen) anime in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand in 2021.

The Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc anime is scheduled to premiere in Japan in 2021. Aniplex announced the sequel anime in February 2021.

Source: ANN

FUNimation Entertainment to Simulcast the Second Season of the Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story Anime

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it will begin simulcasting the second season of the Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story later in July 2021. The simulcast will be available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Chile and Peru.

The story of Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story is described as:

“In exchange for having their wishes granted, Magical Girls battle in secret. But Iroha Tamaki has forgotten what it is she’s wished for.

“What was my wish when I became a Magical Girl?”

Her daily life has a gaping void.

There’s something that she’s lost.

Day after day, she continues to fight without knowing why…

It is then that the rumors start swirling among the Magical Girls.

“Come to Kamihama City, where Magical Girls can be saved.” Kamihama, the city where Magical Girls and Rumors gather.

Thus begins the story of Iroha Tamaki, the girl seeking her lost wish…”

Source: FUNimation Entertainment

FUNimation Entertainment Announces October 2021 Releases

FUNimation Entertainment has announced their releases for October 2021.

  • Golden Kamuy – Season 3 (Blu-ray/DVD + Digital) – 300 minutes – $64.98 – 10/5/21
    Episodes 25-36
    Special Features: Golden Travelogue Theater Animated Shorts, Promo Video and Commercial Collection, Textless Opening Song, Textless Closing Song
  • Haibane Renmei – The Complete Series (Blu-ray + Digital) – 325 minutes – $39.98 – 10/26/21
    Special Features: Next Episode Previews, Creator Interview, Hane Haeterun, Special Ending, TV Commercials, New Program Commercial, Promotional Trailer, Textless Opening and Closing Song
  • Higurashi: When They Cry – GOU – Season 1 Part 1 (Blu-ray + Digital) – 325 minutes – $64.98 – 10/6/21
    Episodes 1-13
    Special Features: Promo Video and Commercial Collection, Textless Opening and Closing Songs
  • Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear – Season 1 (Blu-ray + Digital) – 300 minutes – $64.98 – 10/12/21
    Special Features: Mini Anime “Bear Bear Bear Kuma!,” Promo Videos, Commercials, Textless Opening and Ending Songs
  • TAMAYOMI: The Baseball Girls – The Complete Season (Blu-ray + Digital) – 300 minutes – $64.98 – 10/5/21
    Special Features: Promo Videos, Commercial, Textless Opening Song, Textless Closing Song
  • Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina – The Complete Season (Blu-ray + Digital) – 300 minutes – $64.98 – 10/26/21
    Special Features: Web Previews, Promo Videos, Commercials, Textless Opening and Closing Songs
  • GOBLIN SLAYER – Season 1 – SteelBook (Blu-ray + Digital) – Best Buy Exclusive – 10/26/21
  • My Hero Academia: Two Heroes + Heroes Rising – SteelBook (Blu-ray + Digital) – FYE Exclusive – 10/19/21
  • C3 – The Complete Series (Sub Only) – Essentials (Blu-ray + Digital) – 330 minutes – $29.98 – 10/5/21
    Special Features: Textless Opening Songs: Endless Story and Mon, Textless Closing Songs: Hana and Sympathy of Love, U.S. Trailer, Trailers
  • The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan – The Complete Series – Essentials (Blu-ray + Digital) – 425 minutes – $29.98 – 10/19/21
    Special Features: OVA – I Cannot Let Summer Break End, Textless Opening Song “Fure Fure Mirai,” Textless Closing Song “Arigatou, Daisuki,” TV Spots, Blu-ray/DVD Promo, U.S. Trailer, Trailers
  • Dragon Ball Z – Resurrection ‘F’ (Blu-ray/DVD) – 95 minutes – $34.98 – 10/19/21
    Special Features: The Voices of Dragon Ball Z: They’re Back!, The Return of Dragon Ball Z, Textless Closing Song, U.S. Trailer, Trailers
  • The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya – Seasons 1 & 2 – Essentials (Blu-ray + Digital) – 700 minutes – $34.98 – 10/26/21
    Special Features: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Making-of Parts 1-8, New Mysterious Discoveries Journey Parts 1-8, Location Scouting Video Parts 1-8, CM #1 Vers. 1 and 2, CM #2 Vers. 1 and 2, TV Commercial Spot Collections #1 and #2, Retail Promo Video, and Promo Spots 1-14
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans – The Complete Series (Blu-ray + Digital) – Right Stuf Exclusive – 1250 minutes – $89.98 – 10/26/21
    Special Features: Textless Opening Song “RAGE OF DUST,” Textless Closing Song “Shonen no Hate,” Textless Opening Song “Fighter,” Textless Closing Song “Freesia,” and Trailers

Source: FUNimation Entertainment
Source: Right Stuf

FUNimation Entertainment to Simulcast the Obey Me! Anime for the Summer 2021 Anime Season

The Fandom Post is reporting that FUNimation Entertainment will begin simulcasting the Obey Me! anime on July 16, 2021. The series will be available in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and Ireland.

Obey Me! is described as:

Based on the popular mobile game of the same name, the Obey Me! anime is a series of shorts depicting the lives of the brothers from the game. It’s the perfect complement to the story you already know and love.

Source: The Fandom Post

FUNimation is Coming to VIZIO SmartCast

VIZIO has announced that the FUNimation app, the premiere destination streaming service for anime, will soon be available on VIZIO’s SmartCast platform. Soon millions of viewers across America can join the FUNimation fan community and enjoy more than 13,000 hours of anime episodes, movies, extras, and top trending shows from Japan like My Hero Academia, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Fruits Basket, Black Clover, and Attack on Titan, all on-demand, either subtitled and/or dubbed.

The streaming service also includes fan-favorites and anime classics like Cowboy Bebop, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and One Piece. FUNimation just launched its summer season, with more than 20 new and returning series as well as the global smash hit, Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train, which arrived on the service last month after being in theaters in Spring 2021.

Now fans can enjoy a true cinematic experience thanks to VIZIO’s incredible picture quality and top-of-the-line sound experience. VIZIO TVs display the deepest blacks and highest peak brightness in their class thanks to an unbeatable 4K HDR picture in the V-Series models, with Quantum Color technology across the M-Series Quantum, P-Series Quantum, and P-Series Quantum X TVs and with the latest TV collection, FUNimation is just a voice command away with the VIZIO Voice remote.

A cinematic experience is not only about picture quality, but also immersive audio. By pairing a VIZIO SmartCast TV with one of VIZIO’s award-winning sound bars, FUNimation fans will not only see every detail, but can experience a fully immersive, room-shaking Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X® floor to ceiling sound.

“VIZIO is committed to delivering the best content possible for audiences of every genre,” said Katherine Pond, Vice President of Business Development for VIZIO. “We’re excited to bring FUNimation movies and TV shows to life for millions of SmartCast anime fans in their own homes like never before.”

“Our partnership with VIZIO now completes FUNimation’s availability on all major distribution platforms and truly lets us be where every fan is,” said Kaliel Roberts, Chief Product Officer at FUNimation Global Group. “Whether or not it’s text-to-speech navigation, search capabilities or curated recommendations, the custom-built FUNimation user experience for anime fans on VIZIO will be amazing.”

FUNimation is available in more than 50 countries, including in the United States and Canada, starting at $5.99 per month, and a Premium Plus version available for $7.99 per month. VIZIO SmartCast users can find the Funimation streaming service in the app row on the SmartCast Home Screen.

In addition to the FUNimation streaming app, VIZIO provides convenient access to on-screen apps like Apple TV+, Disney+, Hulu, Netflix, Paramount+, Peacock, Prime Video and YouTube TV. It also includes support for Apple AirPlay 2 & Chromecast built-in, allowing viewers to stream, control, and share content from their phone, tablet, or laptop directly onto the big screen. VIZIO SmartCast is continuously enhancing the platform with new features and content, so users have endless entertainment options, all while staying healthy and safe in their homes.

Infinifan, Inc. Expands Partnership With FUNimation With Fruits Basket, Tokyo Ghoul, and Trigun Licensing Deals

Infinifan, Inc. is adding three more FUNimation licenses to its anime catalog: Fruits Basket (2019), Tokyo Ghoul, and the classic series Trigun. The announcement was made over the July 4, 2021 weekend to coincide with what would have been Anime Expo weekend. All three new properties will have Mochibi product lines, as well as a new plush keychain line called Clippits. Both product lines are currently in development, and a release date window will be announced within the coming months.

Mochibi are officially licensed, super-soft, super-cute stylized versions of popular anime and gaming characters, and the perfect size for squeezing- approximately 6″ x 5″. Featuring embroidered faces, and quality materials and printing, the “comfort” plush are both highly detailed and collectible.

Infinifan has previously partnered with FUNimation to develop Mochibi for My Hero Academia and Dragon Ball Z, and continue to add to these product lines, as well.

Taisho Otome Fairy Tale to Stream on FUNimation in Fall 2021

Pony Canyon announced during its panel for the Anime Expo Lite 2021 event that FUNimation Entertainment will stream the television anime of Sana Kirioka’s Taisho Otome Otogi Banashi (Taisho Maiden Fairytale) manga in Fall 2021 under the title Taisho Otome Fairy Tale.

Jun Hatori is directing the anime at Synergy SP. Mayu Watanabe is designing the characters, and Hiroko Fukuda is both writing and overseeing the series scripts. Yasuharu Takanashi is composing the music.

The announcement also confirmed that Taisho Otome Fairy Tale is scheduled to premiere in Japan in October 2021.

Source: ANN

FUNimation Entertainment to Simulcast the Love Live! Superstar!! Anime

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it will begin simulcasting the Love Live! Superstar!! anime on July 11, 2021.

The story is described as:

Yuigaoka Girls High School is a newly established school that lies between the Omotesando, Harajuku, and Aoyama neighborhoods of Tokyo. The story centers on its first batch of students. With no history, no upperclassmen or alumni, and no reputation, it is a school full of unknowns.

Five girls, among them Kanon Shibuya, have a fateful encounter with school idols. Kanon decides, “I love singing. I want to make something come true with song!” Many feelings converge upon a star that has only started to grow. The future is blank and full of possibility for these girls, and their story that everyone will make possible has only just begun.

Love Live! Superstar!! is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television on July 11, 2021.

Source: ANN

FUNimation Entertainment to Simulcast The Detective Is Already Dead Anime

The Fandom Post is reporting that FUNimation Entertainment will be simulcasting The Detective Is Already Dead anime as part of the Summer 2021 anime season.

The series will be directed by Manabu Kurihara with scripts by Deko Akao. Yosuke Ito is on board for the character designs with ENGI handling the animation production.

The story of the series is described as:

The story focuses on Kimihiko Kimizuka, a third-year high school student and former assistant of a detective named Siesta. He made Siesta’s acquaintance three years ago, 10,000 meters above the ground in a hijacked plane. The two went on one death-defying adventure after another for three years that eventually ended with Siesta’s untimely death. Left alone, Kimihiko tries his best to reintegrate himself back into a normal life.

The Detective Is Already Dead is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television on July 4, 2021.

Source: The Fandom Post

FUNimation Entertainment to Simulcast the Second Season of the Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon Anime

The Fandom Post is reporting that FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it will be simulcasting the second season of the Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon anime during the Fall 2021 anime season. It was previously reported that the second season of the series is scheduled to premiere in Japan on October 2, 2021.

The story of the series is described as:

Set in feudal Japan, half-demon twins Towa and Setsuna are separated from each other during a forest fire. While desperately searching for her younger sister, Towa wanders into a mysterious tunnel that sends her into present-day Japan, where she is found and raised by Kagome Higurashi’s brother, Sota, and his family. Ten years later, the tunnel that connects the two eras has reopened, allowing Towa to be reunited with Setsuna, who is now a demon slayer working for Kohaku. But to Towa’s shock, Setsuna appears to have lost all memories of her older sister.

Source: The Fandom Post