FUNimation Entertainment Announces August 2021 Releases

FUNimation Entertainment has announced the August 2021 releases for Crunchyroll and FUNimation.

  • A Certain Magical Index II: Complete Collection (Blu-ray) (Essentials) – 600 minutes – $34.98 – 8/17/21
    Special Features: Commentary for Episodes 2, 7, 14 and 22, Textless Opening Songs: No buts!, See visionS, Textless Closing Songs: Magic∞world, Memories Last, Trailers
  • DECA-DENCE: Complete Season (Blu-ray) – 300 minutes – $64.98 – 8/17/21
    Special Features: Promo Video and Commercial Collection, Web Previews, Textless Opening and Closing Songs
  • Fire Force: Season 2 Part 1 (Blu-ray/DVD) – 300 minutes – $64.98 – 8/3/21
    Special Features: Fire Force Panel: FunimationCon 2020, Textless Opening and Ending Songs
  • Kakushigoto: Complete Season (Blu-ray) – 300 minutes – $64.98 – 8/31/21
    Special Features: Promo Videos, Textless Opening and Closing Songs
  • Lapis Re:LiGHTs: Complete Season (Blu-ray) – 300 minutes – $64.98 – 8/10/21
    Japanese with English subtitles
    Special Features: Music Videos, Promotional Videos, Web Previews, Textless Opening and Ending Songs
  • One Piece: Collection 27 (Blu-ray/DVD) – 625 minutes – $39.98 – 8/10/21
    Episodes 642–667
    Special Features: FunimationCon 2020: One Piece Panel Part 2, One Piece Livestream Watch Party, Textless Songs
  • SHOW BY ROCK!! Mashumairesh!!: Complete Collection (Blu-ray/DVD) – 300 minutes – $64.98 – 8/24/21
    Special Features: Promo Videos, Commercials, CG Performance, Textless Opening Song, Textless Closing Songs (All 7 Versions)
  • The Tatami Galaxy: Complete Collection (Blu-ray) (Classics) – 275 minutes – $49.98 – 8/10/21
    Japanese with English subtitles
    Special Features: OVA, Subterranean Vessel, to the South Pole, Subterranean Vessel, to the Girls’ Bath ~Bedroom Research Group’s Peach-Colored Quest~, Subterranean Vessel of Love and Fishing, Europe Kikaku’s Guide to Kyoto, Promo Videos, Commercials
  • Ultimate Otaku Teacher: Complete Collection (Blu-ray) (Essentials) – 600 minutes – $34.98 – 8/10/21
    Special Features: Commentary for Episodes 3, 9, 15, and 21, Textless Opening Songs: Youthful Dreamer, vivid brilliant door!, Textless Closing Songs: DREAMIN, MY ONLY ONE

Source: The Fandom Post

FUNimation Entertainment to Simulcast the How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Anime

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it will simulcast the How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom (Genjitsushugi Yūsha no Ōkoku Saikenki) anime as part of the Summer 2021 anime season. The anime will stream on FunimationNow in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Brazil and Mexico; on AnimeLab in Australia and New Zealand; and on Wakanim in Scandinavian countries.

Takashi Watanabe is directing the anime at J.C. Staff. Go Zappa and Hiroshi Ohnogi are writing the scripts. Mai Otsuka is designing the characters. Akiyuki Tateyama is composing the music. WOWMAX is credited as producer.

How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom is scheduled to premiere in Japan in July 2021.

Source: ANN

KenIchi the Mightiest Disciple Returns to FUNimation Entertainment

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that the KenIchi the Mightiest Disciple anime is returning to their site. According to the announcement, all 50 episodes of the series will be available for viewing on FUNimationNow on May 15, 2021. The series will be available with English subtitles and an English dub in the United States and Canada.

The story of KenIchi the Mightiest Disciple is described as:

“Weak Legs” Kenichi Shirahama would rather spend his time reading self-improvement books than fighting. However, when he finally works up the courage to become strong and join his school’s karate club, he is coerced into fighting a bullying upperclassman who is intent on getting him kicked out of the club. He is about to give it all up until he falls for his mysterious new classmate, Miu Furinji. In order to face this challenge, he undergoes rigorous training at the dojo she lives at, Ryouzanpaku. Some initial training by the masters there allow him to defeat his upperclassman, however his fighting prowess brings him to the attention of the powerful gang of delinquents, Ragnarok. Wishing to protect the things he loves and determined to have the strength to face the increasing adversity, he must learn various martial arts from the dojo’s resident masters, taking Karate, Muay Thai, Ju Jitsu and Chinese Martial Arts and combining them to create his own fighting style.

Source: FUNimation Entertainment

FUNimation Entertainment Sets the Stage for Summer Season Preview Fan Event on June 18, 2021

Kicking off a hot summer of new and returning series and specials, FUNimation, the market leader in anime serving fans worldwide, is bringing fans a sultry live stream Summer Season preview. The free event will give anime fans a glance into what new series, movies, merchandise, music, and events are coming to FUNimation for the Summer Season. Fans can expect surprise guests, never-before-seen clips, exclusive first looks, and an announcement that would even take All Might by surprise.

“We’re celebrating this anime seasonal lineup with a preview event to connect and serve more fans around the world,” said Colin Decker, CEO of Funimation Global Group. “Our virtual events enable everyone to belong to the global anime community, and we are proud to continue expanding the experience to wherever fans want us to be.”

The event will be live-streamed for fans in the United States and Canada and recorded for fans in other global territories. Hosted by content producer, anime expert, and fangirl Lauren Moore, the event will leave anime fans thrilled, engaged, excited, and asking for more. Fans can tune in on June 18, 2021, 7 p.m. EDT / 4 p.m. PDT to FUNimation’s YouTube channel to join the fun. Fans in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand can check out the festivities the next day on June 19, 2021 on FUNimation’s YouTube Channel.

The Summer Season Preview Event, in partnership with Xbox, will also give lucky fans a chance to win free prizes essential for anime marathon viewing.

FUNimation and TokyoTreat Munch on Ultimate Limited Edition Anime-Treat Box Collaboration

It’s no secret that FUNimation fans enjoy binge-watching their favorite anime series for hours on end. That is why FUNimation and TokyoTreat are thrilled to announce a special limited edition Anime Marathon Munchies-themed box collaboration for May—fueling fans’ energy to enjoy hours of anime.

The fun doesn’t stop there for these sweet-tooth connoisseurs. Every lucky anime treat-loving fan who gets their hands on one of these FUNimation and TokyoTreat limited edition boxes will also receive a free-month-long FUNimation subscription, with the chance to win even more prizes.

Pre-order for the limited edition FUNimation and TokyoTreat box is through the end of the month at tokyotreat.com, available while supplies last. The FUNimation TokyoTreat limited edition box is available in all territories you can stream FUNimation (United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Brazil, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand). Check the TokyoTreat website for availability in your country.

“Japan is the home of anime, and just like these delicious Japanese treats, we’re excited to bring these two authentic experiences together to our community of fans, showcasing two of Japan’s most treasured past times,” said Rahul Purini, Chief Operating Officer at Funimation Global Group.

“Spreading our love of Japanese culture across the world is our passion — so partnering with FUNimation to bring our subscribers the experience of world-class anime along with their TokyoTreat snack box is such an awesome opportunity,” said David Asikin, Chief Technology Officer at TokyoTreat. “We can’t think of a better combination than an anime marathon and a box full of munchies from Japan.”

FUNimation Entertainment Announces More Anime Streams

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it will stream director Shingo Natsume and Madhouse’s original science-fiction survival television anime Sonny Boy later in 2021.

Sonny Boy is science-fiction ensemble drama that centers around 36 boys and girls. On August 16, midway through a seemingly endless summer vacation, middle school third-year student Nagara, the mysterious transfer student Nozomi, and classmates such as Mizuho and Asakaze, are suddenly transported from their tranquil daily lives to a school adrift in an alternate dimension. They must survive with the super powers that have awakened within them.

The company also announced that it will stream the following anime from Nozomi Entertainment in the United States and Canada on May 1, 2021:

  • Magic User’s Club!
  • Princess Nine
  • You’re Being Summoned, Azazel
  • Emma: A Victorian Romance

You’re Being Summoned, Azazel will stream with English subtitles, and the other three Nozomi Entertainment anime will stream with English subtitles and an English dub.

Source: ANN

FUNimation Entertainment Unveils All-New, Updated App for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5

Funimation App has a whole new user interface on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 and is still the only anime app on all gaming platforms. The newly designed Funimation App officially rolled out on April 26, 2021, so users on PS4 and PS5 will be able to update to this new look.

The new app design is a refreshing rework of the anime app fans know and love. And it’s packed with features, including:

  • A brand-new look and feel
  • All-new curations and a “My Anime” page
  • Anime launch schedule

The new Funimation App on PS4 and PS5 is available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland.

FUNimation Entertainment to Add the Tokyo Ghoul OVAs to Its Catalog

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it will begin exclusively streaming the Tokyo Ghoul: Jack and Tokyo Ghoul: Pinto original video anime (OVA) with English subtitles and an English dub on April 28, 2021.

The Tokyo Ghoul: Jack OVA received a limited engagement in select theaters in Japan in September 2015, and then shipped on home video in the same month. The OVA adapts original creator Sui Ishida’s Tokyo Ghoul: Jack prequel spin-off manga.

Tokyo Ghoul: Pinto is the second video anime in the Tokyo Ghoul anime franchise, and it shipped in December 2015. The OVA adapts the third story in the Tokyo Ghoul: Hibi novel when Shū Tsukiyama and Chie Hori met when Shū was in high school.

The first Tokyo Ghoul anime premiered in July 2014, and the Tokyo Ghoul √A sequel debuted in January 2015. The first season of the Tokyo Ghoul:re anime premiered in April 2018, and the second season premiered in October 2018. FUNimation streamed the series with English subtitles and with an English dub.

Source: ANN

Sony and FUNimation Entertainment Announce the My Hero Academia: The Strongest Hero Smartphone Game for the West in Spring 2021

Sony Pictures Television Games and FUNimation Entertainment have announced that it will launch the My Hero Academia: The Strongest Hero game, based on the My Hero Academia franchise, on iOS and Android devices in Spring 2021. The companies will release the game in English in North America, Latin America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and Scandinavian countries. The game will be free-to-play with in-app purchases. Preregistration is available.

In the open world action RPG, players can build their own team rosters with Class 1-A students, pro heroes, and villains for use in story mode, PVP, and co-op mode. New content will launch every month.

Source: ANN

FUNimation Entertainment to Stream the English Dub for the Back Arrow Anime

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it will stream an English dub for the Back Arrow anime beginning on April 23, 2021.

The English cast includes:

  • Shannon McCormick is Back Arrow
  • Arnie Pantoja is Bit Namital
  • Alexis Tipton is Elsha Lean
  • Natalie Rose is Atlee Ariel
  • Kristen McGuire is Jim
  • Nazeeh Tarsha is Debugger
  • Suzie Yeung is Sam
  • Brandon McInnis is Shu Bi
  • Amber Lee Connors is Tom
  • Meg McClain is Annie
  • Jarrod Greene is Kai Rhodan
  • Kristi Rothrock is Ren Sin
  • Aaron Roberts is Sola Athin
  • Charlie Campbell is Burk Lean
  • Larry Brantley is Narrator

Jeremy Inman is directing the English dub.

Source: ANN