FUNimation Entertainment to Simulcast the Magatsu Wahrheit -Zuerst- During the Fall 2020 Anime Season

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it will simulcast Magatsu Wahrheit -Zuerst-, the television anime of KLab Games’ Magatsu Wahrheit smartphone role-playing game, during the Fall 2020 anime season.

FUNimation describes the story as:

Based on the popular RPG game from KLab. In the Wahrheit Empire, humanity’s spirit remains fragmented from a disaster in the past where many lives were lost to bloodthirsty monsters who were once summoned. But the fate of the capital is about to drastically change when shy transport worker Inumael and naive Empire soldier Leocadio get caught up in a smuggling incident.

Naoto Hosoda is directing the anime at Yokohama Animation Lab, and Hosoda is also supervising the series scripts and co-writing them with Yūichirō Momose. Akiko Sugizono is designing the characters. Masaru Yokoyama is composing the music.

Magatsu Wahrheit -Zuerst- is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television on October 13, 2020.

Source: ANN

FUNimation Adds Anime Films to Its Streaming Catalog

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it will begin streaming the Heaven’s Lost Property Final – The Movie: Eternally My Master anime film in Japanese with English subtitles on September 18, 2020 in the United States and Canada. According to FUNimation, this marks the first time this film will be available in the West.

The company also announced that it will begin streaming the Free! -Road to the World- the Dream (Free! ~Road to the World~ Yume) compilation film in Japanese with English subtitles in the United States and Canada on September 18, 2020. The film is a “reconstruction” of the Free! Dive to the Future television anime series, but with an added “new episode.”

FUNimation will also begin streaming two compilation films for the Overlord anime, Overlord: The Undead King (Overlord: Fushisha no Ō) and Overlord: The Dark Hero (Overlord: Shikkoku no Senshi), in Japanese with English subtitles in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland on September 18, 2020. Together, the compilation films provide a recap of the Overlord anime’s first season.

Source: ANN

FUNimation Entertainment Announces December 2020 Releases

FUNimation Entertainment has announced the December 2020 releases for both Crunchyroll and for FUNimation.

Crunchyroll

  • Ace Attorney: Season 2 Collection (Blu-ray) – 575 minutes – $69.98 – 12/15/20
    Special Features: Episode 7 Commentary, Episode 15 Commentary, Textless Opening Song, Textless Closing Song
  • Angels of Death: Complete Collection (Blu-ray) (Essentials) – 400 minutes – $29.98 – 12/1/20
    Special Features: Episode 1 Commentary, Promo Videos, Commercials, Textless Opening Song “Vital,” Textless Closing Song “Pray”
  • Black Clover: Season 2 Collection (Blu-ray) – 1275 minutes – $84.98 – 12/8/20 [Episodes 52 – 102]
    Special Features: Episode 72, 76, 66, 87, 89, 92, 94, and 98 Commentary, Clover Clips Special Edition, Textless Opening Song “Scribbled Pages,” Textless Closing Song “My Song My Days,” Black Clover: Cris George & Clifford Chapin Discuss the Royal Knights Exam, Inside the Episode: Episode 75, 78, 81, 84, 87, 90, 93, 97, 99, and 102, Clover Clips Special Edition, Textless Opening Song “JustadICE,” Textless Closing Song “Hanaga Saku Michi,” Black Clover: The Magic Knight Captians, Textless Closing Song “against all gods,” Textless Opening Song: “Sky & Blue”
  • Double Decker! Doug & Kirill: Complete Collection (Blu-ray) (Essentials) – 400 minutes – $29.98 – 12/1/20 [Episodes 1 – 13 plus 3 OVAs]
    Special Features: Episode 3 Commentary, Textless Opening Song, and Textless Closing Song
  • Dr. STONE: Season 1, Part 2 (Blu-ray/DVD LE) – 325 minutes – $84.98 – 12/1/20 (was 10/20/20)
    Includes a rigid box with room to house Part 1 plus a 152-page art book featuring talks with the series’ science advisor, cast interviews, and Senku’s notes & more; 3 Character Keychains; Exclusive Art Cards, and Stickers
    Special Features: Dr. STONE: The Science Guys, Episode 24 Commentary, Textless Opening Song ver. 1 & 2, Textless Closing Song ver. 1 & 2
  • Dr. STONE: Season 1, Part 2 (Blu-ray/DVD) – 325 minutes – $64.98 – 12/1/20 (was 10/20/20)
    Includes 3 art cards featuring the Japanese Blu-ray artwork (while supplies last)
    Special Features: Dr. STONE: The Science Guys, Episode 24 Commentary, Textless Opening Song ver. 1 & 2, Textless Closing Song ver. 1 & 2

FUNimation Entertainment

  • Akira (4K UHD/BD LE) – 95 minutes – $59.98 – 124 minutes – 12/22/20
    Akira Limited Edition contains the movie, directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, in Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD formats and housed in a rigid box. Also included is a 40-page booklet
    Special Features: Akira Sound Clip (1998,) Music for Akira, Kaneda’s Theme, Exodus, Ethnic Meets Hi-Tech, Awakening, Mutation, Requiem, Director Interview, Storyboard Collection, The Writing on the Wall, Original Trailers, Original Commercials, Restoring Akira, Picture, English Voice Over, English 5.1 Audio Mix, Glossary, U.S. Trailer (2013,) Trailers
  • Case File nº221: Kabukicho, Part 1 (Blu-ray) – 300 minutes – $64.98 – 12/29/20
    Special Features: Digital Gallery, Character Promotional Videos, Web Previews, Textless Opening and Closing Songs
  • Dragon Ball Z: Season 4 Collection (Blu-ray SteelBook) – 755 minutes – $59.98 – 12/15/20
    4:3 aspect ratio / Episodes 108 – 139
    Special Features: Inside Dragon Ball Z: Interviews with Matthew O’Hara and Daniel Mancilla, From the Vault: Goku vs. Vegeta Featurette, From the Vault: The World of Dragon Ball Z, Textless Opening and Closing Songs
  • Dragon Ball Z: Season 5 Collection (Blu-ray SteelBook) – 615 minutes – $59.98 – 12/15/20
    4:3 aspect ratio / Episodes 140 – 165
    Special Features: Inside Dragon Ball Z: Interviews with Sonny Strait and Meredith McCoy, Toei Tour: Raw Footage, Textless Opening and Ending Songs
  • Fairy Tail, Part 25 (Blu-ray/DVD) – 325 minutes – $54.98 – 12/22/20
    Episodes 304 – 316 / Includes 2 exclusive art cards with new character artwork (while supplies last)
    Special Features: Fairy Tail Final Season: For the Love of Fairy Tail, Textless Opening Song Vers. 1 and 2, Textless Closing Songs Vers. 1 and 2.
  • Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory: Complete Collection (Blu-ray) (Classics) – 300 minutes – $49.98 – 12/29/20
    Special Features: Episode 1 and 12 Commentary, Episode 4 Video Commentary, Episode 4.5 – Intermission, Episode 8.5 – Intermission 2,Making of Music, “Even…if” Music Video, Promo Video, Textless Opening Song “Even…if” Vers. 1, 2 and 3, Textless Closing Song “yes,” Trailers.
  • My Hero Academia: Two Heroes (Blu-ray SteelBook) [Best Buy exclusive] – 95 minutes – $39.98 – 12/8/20
  • Paranoia Agent: Complete Collection (Blu-ray SteelBook) – 325 minutes – $59.98 – 12/15/20
    Special Features: Satoshi Kon & Susumu Hirasawa’s Paranoia Agent Talk Show, Paranoia Radio Audio Commentay for Episodes 11-13, Director Satoshi Kon’s Hand Drawn Storyboards for Episode 1, Trailer, Promotional Video
  • Paranoia Agent: Complete Collection (Blu-ray) – 325 minutes – $49.98 – 12/15/20
    Special Features: Satoshi Kon & Susumu Hirasawa’s Paranoia Agent Talk Show, Paranoia Radio Audio Commentay for Episodes 11-13, Director Satoshi Kon’s Hand Drawn Storyboards for Episode 1, Trailer, Promotional Video
  • Violet Evergarden (TV): Complete Collection (Blu-ray/DVD LE) – 325 minutes – $84.98 – 12/8/20
    Contains all 13 episodes of the series plus the special episode, subbed and dubbed
    Housed in a rigid box with space for the movie Violet Evergarden -Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll- as well as 4 art cards, a 200 page art book and sticker sheet
    Special Features: Textless Opening Song, Textless Closing Song, Japanese Trailer, English Trailer
  • Violet Evergarden (TV): Complete Collection (Blu-ray/DVD) – 325 minutes – $64.98 – 12/8/20
    Contains all 13 episodes of the series plus the special episode, subbed and dubbed
    Special Features: Textless Opening Song, Textless Closing Song, Japanese Trailer, English Trailer
  • Violet Evergarden -Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll- (Blu-ray/DVD) – 93 minutes – $34.98 – 12/1/20
    Special Features: Trailers

Source: The Fandom Post

FUNimation Entertainment Announces Release Dates for Akira 4K Blu-ray and Paranoia Agent Blu-ray

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it will release the 4K remaster of the Akira anime film in a limited-edition 4K Blu-ray Disc on December 22, 2020. The limited edition will include a box featuring art from the film and a 40-page booklet.

Both AMC Theatres and Regal Cinemas are listing a September 24, 2020 date for the 4K remaster of Akira in select theaters in the United States. In addition, Regal Cinemas is listing the screening as a FUNimation screening, with only English subtitles available. The 4K remaster opened in Japanese theaters on April 3, 2020 in 36 IMAX theaters.

The company also announced that its release of the late Satoshi Kon’s Paranoia Agent television anime series on home video — which includes the series’ first Blu-ray Disc release in English — will ship on December 15, 2020.

Source: ANN

FUNimation Entertainment to Release the Violet Evergarden Anime on Home Video

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it will release the Violet Evergarden anime on home video in a Blu-ray Disc/DVD combo pack in both standard and limited editions in 2020. The home video release will include all 13 episodes in English and in Japanese with English subtitles. The limited edition will also include a box and slipcover featuring art from the series, four cover art cards, a 200-page art book, and a sticker sheet.

Violet Evergarden premiered on Japanese television and on Netflix in some territories in January 2018. The anime launched on Netflix in the United States in April 2018.

The franchise’s separate side-story anime, titled Violet Evergarden I: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll (Violet Evergarden Gaiden: Eien to Jidō Shuki Ningyō), opened in Japanese theaters in September 2019. FUNimation screened the film in select theaters in the United States in February 2020.

Source: ANN

FUNimation Entertainment to Stream the Second Season of The Irregular at Magic High School Anime

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it will exclusively stream The Irregular at Magic High School: Visitor Arc (Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei: Raihōsha-hen), the second season of The Irregular at Magic High School television anime, from Aniplex of America in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. The anime will also be available in Australia and New Zealand through AnimeLab. Aniplex of America began streaming an English-subtitled trailer, and the video reveals that the anime will begin streaming on October 3, 2020.

The series was delayed from July 2020 to October 2020 due to the effects of COVID-19.

Risako Yoshida is directing the season at 8-Bit. Original character designer Kana Ishida is credited as the character designer, and Taku Iwasaki is returning to compose the music.

Source: ANN

FUNimation Entertainment and J.C. Staff Co-Producing the Sing a Bit of Harmony Original Anime Film

J.C. Staff and FUNimation Entertainment have announced that they are co-producing an original anime film titled Sing a Bit of Harmony (Ai no Utagoe o Kikasete, literally “Let Me Hear You Sing of Love”) by director Yasuhiro Yoshiura. The film will open in Japan in 2021, and is “coming soon” to the United States and Canada.

FUNimation describes the film:

The film tells the story of a new transfer student interested in her surroundings, and a song that brings happiness to her and her classmates.

Yoshiura and Ichiro Okouchi are co-writing the script. Kanna Kii drew the original character designs. Shuichi Shimamura is designing the characters for animation, and is also the chief animation director.

Source: ANN

FUNimation Entertainment Announces Distribution Partnership With VIZ Media

FUNimation Entertainment has announced a distribution partnership with publisher and distributor VIZ Media that will add new anime titles to FUNimation’s streaming catalog, beginning with five titles on September 22, 2020. The first five titles for the partnership are Terra Formars, Terra Formars Revenge, Coppelion, Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, and Megalobox.

Megalobox is the newest title in the lineup, and it premiered in April 2018. Crunchyroll simulcast the series as it aired.

FUNimation is already streaming the Naruto, Hunter x Hunter, Sailor Moon R: The Movie, Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I – The Egg of the King, Berserk: The Golden Age Arc II – The Battle for Doldrey, and Berserk: The Golden Age Arc III – The Advent from VIZ Media.

Source: ANN

FUNimation Entertainment Announces More Additions to Its Streaming Catalog

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it has added the following anime from Aniplex of America to its streaming catalog:

  • Saekano -How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend-
  • The Asterisk War Seasons 1 and 2
  • MEKAKUCITY ACTORS
  • Plastic Memories
  • Vividred Operation

Saekano -How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend-, MEKAKUCITY ACTORS, and Plastic Memories are available in subbed format in the United States and Canada.

The Asterisk War and Vividred Operation are available both subbed and dubbed in the United States and Canada.

Source: FUNimation Entertainment

FUNimation Entertainment, Crunchyroll, and HIDIVE to Stream the ORESUKI: Are you the only one who loves me? OVA

Aniplex of America has announced that the ORESUKI: Are you the only one who loves me? original video anime (OVA), titled Ore wo Suki na no wa Omae Dake ka yo ~Ore-tachi no Game Set~, will begin streaming on Crunchyroll, FUNimation Entertainment, and HIDIVE on September 1, 2020.

Crunchyroll will begin streaming the OVA on September 1, 2020 at 11:00 p.m. EDT in North America, Latin America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. HIDIVE will begin streaming the anime at the same time in the United States and Canada. FUNimation did not reveal a premiere time or streaming territories. The OVA will stream in Japanese with English subtitles, and it will be listed as episodes 13-15 of the ORESUKI: Are you the only one who loves me? anime series.

The OVA serves as a conclusion to the television anime series of Rakuda and Buriki’s Ore wo Suki na no wa Omae Dake ka yo (Are You Really the Only One Who Likes Me) light novel series, and it will ship on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in Japan on September 2, 2020. The OVA was originally scheduled for a May 23, 2020 theatrical release in 10 theaters in Japan, but screenings were canceled due to the effects of COVID-19.

Source: ANN