Granblue Fantasy Season 2 Anime’s Extra Episode to Stream on Crunchyroll, HIDIVE, FUNimation, and AnimeLab

Aniplex of America announced at the digital Aniplex Online Fest event that the new “Djeeta-hen” (Djeeta Chapter) anime special for the Granblue Fantasy The Animation Season 2 anime will stream on August 26, 2020 on Crunchyroll, HIDIVE, FUNimation, and AnimeLab.

The special premiered in Japan on March 27, 2020.

Source: ANN

FUNimation Entertainment to Stream The World Ends With You Anime

FUNimation Entertainment announced that it will stream The World Ends with You the Animation, the anime adaptation of Square Enix’s The World Ends with You (Subarashiki Kono Sekai) action role-playing game. The anime is scheduled to premiere worldwide in 2021.

Kazuya Ichikawa is directing the anime. Midori Gotou at Sanzigen is the screenwriter. Tetsuya Nomura and Gen Kobayashi are credited with the character designs. DOMERICA and Shin-Ei Animation are producing the anime. Takeharu Ishimoto is returning from the game to compose music for the anime.

Source: ANN

FUNimation Entertainment’s Announcements at FunimationCon

FUNimation Entertainment announced during the FunimationCon 2020 online event that it will stream the Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World (Kimi to Boku no Saigo no Senjō, Arui wa Sekai ga Hajimaru Seisen) anime series in Fall 2020. The company also announced that it will begin streaming the Naruto television anime series in North America with English subtitles and a dub on July 6, 2020.

The following anime will debut on FUNimation’s streaming service in North America in July 2020:

  • SUPER HXEROS (Dokyū Hentai HxEros): July 3, 2020
  • DECA-DENCE: July 2020
  • Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out!: July 10, 2020
  • Lapis Re:LiGHTs: July 4, 2020
  • Muhyo & Roji’s Bureau of Supernatural Investigation Season 2 (subtitled): July 7, 2020 (all of Season 1 (subbed) launches the same day as Season 2 premieres)

The following anime will continue on FUNimation’s streaming service in Summer 2020:

  • Fruits Basket Season 2
  • Fire Force Season 2: July 3, 2020
  • Black Clover
  • One Piece (simulcast continues)
  • Sword Art Online: Alicization War of Underworld Part 2: July 11, 2020
  • No Guns Life Season 2: July 9, 2020 with Episode 13
  • The Millionaire Detective – Balance: UNLIMITED: July 30, 2020 with Episode 3 (simulcast)
  • APPARE-RANMAN!: July 24, 2020 with Episode 4 (simulcast)
  • A Certain Scientific Railgun T (simuldub resumes)
  • Diary of Our Days at the Breakwater: July 28, 2020 with Episode 4
  • Bungo and Alchemist -Gears of Judgement-: July 3, 2020 with Episode 8

The following anime will debut on FUNimation’s streaming service in North America in 2020 and 2021:

  • By the Grace of the Gods: Fall 2020
  • Akudama Drive: October 2020
  • Adachi and Shimamura: Fall 2020
  • Higurashi: When They Cry – New –
  • Maesetsu! Opening Act: Fall 2020
  • Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World: Fall 2020
  • Ikebukuro West Gate Park: Fall 2020
  • Dropout Idol Fruit Tart: Fall 2020
  • MARS RED: 2021

Funimation Films is partnering with Aniplex of America to release Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train (Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Ressha-Hen) in theaters in North America.

In addition, FUNimation will expand its streaming service to Mexico and Brazil sometime during Fall 2020, with plans to offer select anime titles subtitled and dubbed in Spanish and Portuguese.

Source: ANN

FUNimation Entertainment to Stream the Naruto Shippuden and Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Anime in the United Kingdom and Ireland

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it began streaming the Naruto Shippūden and Boruto: Naruto Next Generations anime on July 1, 2020 in the United Kingdom and Ireland. All episodes of Naruto Shippūden and the first 51 episodes of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations will be available on the streaming service both in Japanese with English subtitles and with an English dub.

The company began streaming the Naruto television anime in the United Kingdom and Ireland in October 2019. All episodes are available both with English subtitles and a dub.

FUNimation announced its acquisition of Manga Entertainment Limited, a distributor of anime including Naruto in the United Kingdom and Ireland, in May 2019. The FUNimation subsidiary is offering more than 900 hours of subtitled and dubbed content, and most of the titles are available streaming in the United Kingdom and Ireland on FunimationNow.

Source: ANN

FUNimation Entertainment to Simulcast the SUPER HXEROS Anime in Summer 2020

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it will stream SUPER HXEROS, the television anime of Ryōma Kitada’s Dokyū Hentai HxEros manga, starting on July 3, 2020 as part of the Summer 2020 season. FUNimation will stream the censored broadcast version from Aniplex of America.

Masato Jinbo is directing the anime at project No.9, and Akitomo Yamamoto is serving as character designer. Jinbo is also overseeing the series scripts.

SUPER HXEROS is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television on July 3, 2020.

Source: ANN

FUNimation Adds My Hero Academia and Human Lost Panels to FunimationCon 2020 on July 3-4, 2020

FUNimation has announced it has added panels for My Hero Academia and Human Lost to its upcoming virtual festival FunimationCon 2020 on July 3-4, 2020. FUNimation also announced that Toei Animation will present a Dragon Ball Super interview with legendary voice actress Masako Nozawa at the event. Internationally acclaimed critic and historian of anime Charles Solomon will host a panel examining what it takes to be a voice actor. FUNimation revealed a stellar line-up of hosts at the event who will keep the panel and event conversation lively including Matt Acevedo, Michelle Nguyen Bradley, Cheyenne Ewulu aka Cheyenne the Geek, Emma Fyffe, Karama Horne, Jacki Jing, Chris Lam, Winston Marshall, Lauren Moore, Josellie Rios, and Charles Solomon. The newly announced panels and events join a growing lineup of exciting programming for fans at FunimationCon 2020. FunimationCon 2020 is completely free to attend. Sign up to register at FunimationCon.com.

My Hero Academia Voice Actor Q&A Panel

Join FUNimation and the cast of My Hero Academia for an exciting Q&A panel. Hosted by Jacki Jing, hear from your favorites including David Matranga (Todoroki), Luci Christian (Ochaco), Justin Cook (Kirishima), Josh Grelle (Tokoyami), Patrick Seitz (Endeavor), Zeno Robinson (Hawks), Anairis Quinones (Mirko), Christopher Wehkamp (Aizawa), and Emily Neves (Eri).

Human Lost: Revisit Film with the Japanese Voices and Producers

Have you ever wanted to provide feedback to Japanese creators? This is your chance. The producers of Human Lost want your opinions while the Japanese voice actors talk about their experiences from Human Lost. You will have the chance to see Mamoru Miyano and Kana Hanazawa, only at this event.

Toei Animation Presents Dragon Ball Super Interview Featuring Voice Actress Masako Nozawa

Toei Animation presents an exclusive English-language interview with Nozawa-san, the Japanese voice actress for Dragon Ball‘s protagonist Goku. Don’t miss this special opportunity to hear from her as she answers questions about her career and what it’s like to voice many of the most iconic roles in the world. The discussion is recorded from Japan with English subtitles.

So You Want To Be a Voice Actor? With Charles Solomon

Journalist and anime lover Charles Solomon hosts a lively discussion with distinguished voice actors, exploring their career journeys—with no shortage of surprises. Panelists include Kara Edwards, Monica Rial, Chris Wehkamp, and Sonny Strait.

Hosted by FUNimation, FunimationCon 2020 is totally free to attend and available to fans in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. Registration is open so head over to FunimationCon 2020 (www.FunimationCon.com) to secure your spot and receive updates on new events added to the line-up.

The Millionaire Detective – Balance: UNLIMITED Anime to Resume Streaming on FUNimation on July 30, 2020 After COVID-19 Delay

Aniplex of America has announced on Twitter that FUNimation Entertainment will resume streaming new episodes of The Millionaire Detective – Balance: UNLIMITED anime , starting with its third episode on July 30, 2020. The anime had delayed episodes three and onward on April 23, 2020 in consideration of the spread of COVID-19. Aniplex of America also postponed the anime’s simulcast releases. FUNimation Entertainment was streaming the anime as it aired. The anime will restart its airing from the first episode in Japan on July 16, 2020.

The Millionaire Detective – Balance: UNLIMITED premiered on Fuji TV channel’s Noitamina programming block on April 9, 2020, and aired its first two episodes before it was delayed.

Source: ANN

FUNimation Reveals More Panels and Events at FunimationCon 2020 July 3-4, 2020

FUNimation has revealed additional panels and events programmed for FunimationCon on July 3-4, 2020. FunimationCon 2020 unveiled panels for Attack on Titan, Listeners, and Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun, featuring English voice actors from each series for lively discussions and Q&A. FUNimation is excited to announce it has teamed with Aniplex of America to livestream Aniplex Online Fest on July 4, 2020 as part of its programming track. All day long, fans at FunimationCon can easily enjoy Aniplex Online Fest, through FunimationCon.

FunimationCon is hosting its first-ever live My Hero One’s Justice 2 Esports challenge. The event, hosted by professional wrestler Kenny Omega, pits My Hero Academia voice actors against each other as they recreate fight scenes from BANDAI NAMCO’s My Hero One’s Justice 2 video game.

FunimationCon 2020 is available for free to fans in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. Registration is now open to sign up for the completely free event, so head over to FunimationCon 2020 (www.FunimationCon.com) to secure your spot and receive updates on new events added to the line-up. We can’t wait to celebrate with you in July 2020.

NEW PANELS

The newly announced panels join a growing list of exciting panel discussions at FunimationCon that include Fruits Basket, Fire Force, and One Piece, with more to come.

Attack on Titan – Get ready for Attack on Titan The Final Season with FUNimation. We sit down with the voices behind some of your favorite characters and relive the biggest moments from the first three seasons. This panel features voice actors Bryce Papenbrook (Eren), Trina Nishimura (Mikasa), Josh Grelle (Armin), J. Michael Tatum (Erwin), Bryn Apprill (Christa), and Mike McFarland (ADR Director) and is moderated by FUNimation’s Josellie Rios. You will NOT want to miss this.

Listeners – Explore the world of Listeners with the English voice actors and the ADR Director as they discuss the series and rock music. Also exclusive Q&A with Dai Sato, the co-creator and head writer, answering questions from FUNimation fans of Listeners. Justin Briner (Echo Rec), Bryn Apprill (Mu), Lee George (Jimi Stonefree), and Cris George (ADR Director). The panel is hosted by Jacki Jing.

Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun – Pursue the paranormal. Justin Briner (Hanako) and Ian Sinclair (Tsuchigomori) guide us through a behind the scenes look at recording from home, special messages from the cast, and an exclusive Q&A with the legendary Megumi Ogata (Hanako and Tsukasa). Additional guests include Tia Ballard (Nene), Emily Neves (Aoi), Aaron Dismuke (Natsuhiko), Tyson Rinehart (Kou), and Jād Saxton (ADR Director). Let’s get spooky.

STREAM ANIPLEX ONLINE FEST LIVE ON JULY 4, 2020

FUNimation has teamed up with Aniplex of America to make the July 4, 2020 Aniplex Online Fest livestream available for fans attending FunimationCon. All day long, the Aniplex Online Fest programming will be available for FunimationCon fans to access and enjoy as a programming track for the virtual festival. Aniplex Online Fest will feature a diverse array of online content, including talk shows with the staff and cast from popular anime, special appearances and past live shows from music artists, and behind-the-scenes stories from the anime industry. Programming details coming soon.

LIVE MY HERO ONE’S JUSTICE 2 ESPORTS CHALLENGE – Powered by Esports Stadium Arlington. Connect with your favorite cast members of My Hero Academia, Justin Briner (Deku), Clifford Chapin (Bakugo), Christopher Sabat (All Might), Patrick Seitz (Endeavor), Ricco Fajardo (Mirio) and more as they recreate iconic fight scenes in the new BANDAI NAMCO video game My Hero One’s Justice 2. Professional Wrestler, Kenny Omega hosts this once in a lifetime chance to see your favorite characters pitted against one another during this exciting head to head combat in the ultimate test for righteousness.

FunimationCon previously announced voice actor panels for the Fruits Basket, One Piece, and Fire Force. FUNimation also announced special programs from Sony Music Labels Artists Blue Encount, Flow, Kana-Boon, Luna Haruna, and a DJ performance by DJ MarGenal, as well as a special airing of the 2019 Sacra Music Festival.

FUNimation Entertainment to Add More Aniplex of America Anime Titles to Its Catalog

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it will begin streaming the following English-subtitled anime from Aniplex of America on June 16, 2020:

  • Nisekoi
  • Nisekoi:
  • Star Driver
  • Blend S
  • Mushi-Shi The Next Passage (Mushishi: The Next Chapter)
  • Samurai Flamenco
  • Oreimo
  • Oreimo 2
  • Classroom Crisis
  • Gunslinger Stratos

The Nisekoi and Nisekoi: anime will stream in the United States and Canada. The other anime will stream in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland.

Source: ANN

FUNimation Entertainment to Add the English Dub for The Promised Neverland Anime

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it will begin streaming the English dub of The Promised Neverland anime on July 1, 2020 in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland.

Adult Swim’s Toonami block premiered the anime’s English dub from Bang Zoom! in April 2019. The dub features Erica Mendez as Emma, Jeannie Tirado as Norman, Laura Stahl as Ray, and Laura Post as Isabella.

The Promised Neverland anime premiered on Japanese television in January 2019. Aniplex of America simulcast the anime on Crunchyroll, Hulu, FUNimation, and HIDIVE as it aired. Toonami began airing the anime in April 2019. The anime’s second season has been pushed back from October 2020 to January 2021 in Japan due to the effect of COVID-19 on the production.

Source: ANN