FUNimation Entertainment to Simulcast the Ancient Girl’s Frame Anime in Fall 2021

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it will be simulcasting the Ancient Girl’s Frame anime during the Fall 2021 anime season. The series will be available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand as it airs in China, as well as Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Peru and Brazil with simulcast dates to be confirmed.

From bilibili and Seven Stone Entertainment, the series follows a group of girls as they protect Earth from otherworldly threats, all while piloting mecha.

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Sing a Bit of Harmony Anime Film to Screen in the West in January 2022

FUNimation Entertainment announced during its New York Comic Con panel that the Sing a Bit of Harmony anime film, which the company is co-producing, will be screening in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand in January 2022.

The film follows android student Shion after she transfers to Keibu High School to test her abilities, complete with an open-hearted personality and exceptional athletic skills.

Sing a Bit of Harmony is written and directed at studio J.C.STAFF by Yasuhiro Yoshiura. Ichirou Ohkouchi is serving as as co-screenwriter, and Kanna Kii is the original character designer. Ryō Takahashi is composing the music, and Yohei Matsui is writing the songs.

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The Second Season of the Log Horizon Anime Is Now Available for Streaming on FUNimation Entertainment

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that all 25 episodes of the second season of the Log Horizon anime are now available, both subbed and dubbed.

The story of Log Horizon is described as:

While playing his favorite MMORPG, Shiroe is sucked into the fantasy world of Akiba. Lucking upon two of his friends also playing, they venture out to discover this once-familiar world.

His new party of Adventurers soon find that they are now in a realm with hordes of monsters and murderous Player Killers. What do you do when there’s no way out, and not even death is an escape? You play.

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FUNimation Entertainment to Simulcast The Genius Prince’s Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt Anime in Winter 2022

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it will simulcast The Genius Prince’s Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt anime during the Winter 2022 anime season.

The story of the series is described as:

When the kingdom is in dire straits, an intelligent man inducted into royalty must rise to the occasion and solve all manner of socioeconomic problems with the help of a fair-haired female assistant.

Based on the light novels by Tōru Toba, The Genius Prince’s Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt is being directed by Masato Tamagawa at studio Yokohama Animation Lab, with series composition by Deko Akao and character designs by Ryūnosuke Ōji.

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FUNimation Entertainment to Stream the Special Omnibus Episodes for the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Anime

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it will begin streaming the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Asakusa Arc and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Tsuzumi Mansion Arc omnibus episodes on October 7, 2021. These omnibus episodes recount the events from their respective arcs.

They’ll join the previous three omnibus episodes that are available on FUNimation: Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Sibling’s Bond, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mt. Natagumo Arc, and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba The Hashira Meeting Arc.

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FUNimation Entertainment to Simulcast the Visual Prison Anime in Fall 2021

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it will simulcast the Visual Prison anime during the Fall 2021 anime season. The series will be available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand as it airs in Japan, as well as Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Peru and Brazil with simulcast dates to be confirmed.

This series features competition where groups of sexy vampires duke it out to see who has the best song… and can get the most power. The stage is set, and Oz, Lost Eden and Eclipse are going toe-to-toe. Who’s thirsty?

Visual Prison is an original series from Aniplex, studio A-1 Pictures, and director Joji Furuta .

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FUNimation Entertainment to Simulcast the Platinum End Anime in Fall 2021

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it will simulcast the Platinum End anime during the Fall 2021 anime season.

From the creators of Death Note, Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, Platinum End follows Mirai Kakehashi who, after an attempted suicide, gains the guardianship of an Angel, along with the power to duke it out to become the next God—along with 11 others.

Platinum End arrives in October 2021 from studio Signal.MD and director Kazuchika Kise.

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FUNimation Entertainment Gets Nostalgic for Cowboy Bebop in Fall 2021 With a Celebration of the Classic Anime Series

More than 20 years ago, Cowboy Bebop landed on screens on cable television and enthralled Western audiences for its unique storytelling, animation and ambitions. Cowboy Bebop was action and drama, mystery and romance, attitude and edge, comedy and carnage, and just incredibly cool.

Now, FUNimation Entertainment invites fans old and new to join the streaming service to celebrate the iconic series with all 26 episodes available on FUNimation in the United States and Canada. And now in Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Chile and Peru), the entire series is available on FUNimation in both subtitles or dubbed, in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Cowboy Bebop is the jazz-inspired, genre-bending story of Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Faye Valentine, and Radical Ed: a ragtag crew of bounty hunters on the run from their pasts as they hunt down the solar system’s most dangerous. With a renowned soundtrack by Yoko Kanno and captivating visionary direction by Shinichiro Watanabe, Cowboy Bebop has been a cultural inspiration and juggernaut for audiences around the world, including celebrity fans like Keanu Reeves and the late Robin Williams.

In addition to inviting fans for a retro rewatch, FUNimation will be honoring the legendary anime series with a variety of online/social media, home entertainment, collectibles and licensing tributes, including:

  • On the FUNimation Blog, fans can celebrate the legacy of the series with one another, get creator insight and more, whether it’s your first time aboard the Bebop or your 100th
  • The complete series box set on Blu-ray is available on FUNimation
  • For fans who want to further their Cowboy Bebop experience, FUNimation has a full licensing program around the series, including:
    • Exciting new offerings from Funko later in 2021
    • A new apparel line from Chalk Line in time for the holidays
    • New posters from Trends International coming in 2021
    • Resin statue figurines from First4Figures, including Jet Black, with more to be added at FUNimation
    • Pick your favorite Cowboy Bebop design and customize your debit/credit cards with CUCU Covers
    • Bioworld has launched customized apparel and accessory products unique to retailers Hot Topic, Box Lunch, Spencer’s, Atsuko and more
    • More apparel, wall scroll, plush, and small accessory releases from Great Eastern Entertainment
    • Removable and reusable wall decals from Fathead
    • Six limited edition vinyl figures from Youtooz
  • In the spirit of Halloween, Hot Topic will be hosting some Halloween Watch-A-Longs of some spooky episodes of anime on their Anime and Beyond Discord server. Cowboy Bebop will be a part of this with Session 20, “Pierre Le Fou,” on October 8, 2021

Cowboy Bebop helped legitimize anime as a varied, sophisticated, cinematic medium for a generation of fans,” said Asa Suehira, Chief Content Officer at Funimation Global Group. “The series isn’t driven by sci-fi spectacle but by the characters and relationships on display. That’s what made it an instant hit in Japan and in the United States. And the music is just off-the-hook cool.”

Follow the official social handles of Cowboy Bebop on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Cowboy Bebop is produced by Sunrise.

FUNimation Entertainment to Simulcast the Kaginado Anime in Fall 2021

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it will be simulcasting the Kaginado anime during the Fall 2021 anime season. The series will be available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand as it airs in Japan, as well as Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Peru and Brazil with simulcast dates to be confirmed.

From LIDENFILMS Kyoto Studio and Visual Arts, this slice-of-life comedy series brings together the characters of Kanon, Air, Little Busters!, Clannad and more for an adorable chibi take on some serious favorites.

Kaginado is described as:

Laughs and shenanigans are on the horizon in this crossover. Fan-favorite characters from Kanon, Air, Clannad, Little Busters!, Rewrite, and more start the school year together in a new world where anything is possible. With so much personality in one anime universe, every day feels like a new kind of dream.

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FUNimation Entertainment Is Adding Jujutsu Kaisen to Its Streaming Catalog

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it is adding the Jujutsu Kaisen anime to its streaming catalog on October 4, 2021. It will stream in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Chile and Peru. The series will stream with subtitles and dubbed in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French and German.

The series follows high schooler Yuji Itadori who, after taking parting words of wisdom from his grandfather to heart, eats a cursed finger to save his friends. That cursed finger might spell his doom, but he’s going to become a jujutsu sorcerer and save as many people as he can before that… though being possessed by the demon Sukuna might cause some issues.

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