FUNimation Entertainment Adds Seven More Anime to Its Fall 2019 Simulcast Lineup

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it will stream the following television anime series during the Fall 2019 season with English subtitles and with an English dub:

  • Case File nº221: Kabukicho (Kabukichō Sherlock) – available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland
  • Special 7: Special Crime Investigation Unit (Keishichō Tokumu-bu Tokushu Kyōaku-han Taisaku-Shitsu Dai-Nana-ka -Tokunana-) – simulcast premieres on October 6, 2019, and will be available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand
  • Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious (Kono Yūsha ga Ore TUEEE Kuse ni Shinchō Sugiru) – available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand
  • Kemono Michi: Rise Up (Hataage! Kemonomichi) – available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland
  • Stand My Heroes: Piece of Truth – simulcast premieres on October 7, 2019, and will be available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand
  • Africa Salaryman (Africa no Salaryman) – available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand

The company also announced it will stream the GRANBLUE FANTASY The Animation Season 2 anime. In addition, FUNimation added the Fate/Grand Order: First Order anime with English subtitles and an English dub to its catalog on September 28, 2019.

Source: ANN

FUNimation Entertainment Announces the English Cast and Advance Ticket Sales the for One Piece Stampede Film

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that advance tickets for the One Piece Stampede anime film will be available on the official film’s website on September 27, 2019, ahead of the film’s premiere in the U.S. on October 24, 2019. The company also announced the film’s English cast.

New cast members include:

  • Daman Mills is Bullet
  • Mick Wingert is Buena Festa
  • Anthony Bowling is Donald
  • Macy Anne Johnson is Ann

In addition, Chris Rager will provide the voice for Blackbeard following Cole Brown’s passing in 2016.

Mike McFarland is the film’s ADR director.

The film will screen in the U.S. in Japanese with English subtitles on October 24, 29, and 31, 2019, and it will screen in English on October 26 and 30, 2019. In Canada, the film will screen in Japanese with English subtitles on October 25 and November 5, 2019, and it will screen in English on October 28 and November 8, 2019.

Source: ANN

Sony Pictures TV and Aniplex Consolidate FUNimation Entertainment, France’s Wakanim, and Australia’s Madman Anime Into Joint Venture

Sony Pictures Television has announced that it and Aniplex are consolidating three Sony-owned anime acquisition and distribution companies — FUNimation Entertainment based in the United States, Wakanim based in France, and Madman Anime Group based in Australia — into one joint venture. Before the consolidation, FUNimation was under Sony Pictures Television, while the other two companies were under Sony Music Entertainment Japan’s Aniplex.

Colin Decker, who became FUNimation’s general manager in May 2019, will lead the joint venture, which will acquire and distribute Japanese anime through the three component companies. The joint venture will operate under FUNimation’s name and will cover 10 languages in 49 countries with about 300 employees.

According to Variety, the first project of the joint venture is Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia. In addition to FUNimation streaming the anime as it airs in Japan, Wakanim and Madman Anime Group’s AnimeLab will have a 30-day window of streaming exclusivity in their territories. Variety added that FUNimation will have a one-year window of streaming exclusivity on a previously unannounced dubbed version.

Source: ANN

FUNimation Entertainment Adds the Gravitation, Sweet Blue Flowers, Junjō Romantica, and Yakitate!! Japan Anime to Its Catalog

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it added the following anime from its partnership with Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment to its streaming catalog:

  • Gravitation
  • Sweet Blue Flowers
  • Junjō Romantica Seasons 1 and 2
  • Yakitate!! Japan

The Gravitation anime is streaming in both English and Japanese with English subtitles in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.

Sweet Blue Flowers (Aoi Hana) is streaming in Japanese with English subtitles in the United States and Canada.

FUNimation is streaming the first two seasons of the Junjō Romantica anime in Japanese with English subtitles in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.

Yakitate!! Japan is streaming in Japanese with English subtitles in the United States and Canada.

Source: ANN

FUNimation Entertainment and Crunchyroll to Stream the Mob Psycho 100 II Original Video Anime

FUNimation Entertainment and Crunchyroll have announced that they are streaming Mob Psycho 100 II: The First Spirits and Such Company Trip ~A Journey that Mends the Heart and Heals the Soul~ (Mob Psycho 100 Dai Ikkai Rei to ka Sōdansho Ianryokō ~Kokoro Mitasu Iyashi no Tabi~), the new original video anime (OVA) of ONE’s Mob Psycho 100 manga.

FUNimation will stream the anime with an English dub. The company’s website states that it will begin streaming the anime on September 23, 2019, but its Twitter account lists that it will begin streaming on September 24, 2019. Crunchyroll will begin streaming the anime worldwide (except in Asia) on September 24, 2019 in Japanese with English subtitles, as well as in the following dubbed languages: English, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese.

Source: ANN

FUNimation Entertainment to Simulcast the Phantasy Star Online 2: Episode Oracle and Stars Align Anime

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it will simulcast the following anime titles on FunimationNow starting in October 2019:

  • Phantasy Star Online 2: Episode Oracle (The simulcast will premiere on October 7, 2019. The series will be available in the United States and Canada)
  • Stars Align (The simulcast will premiere on October 19, 2019, and the simuldub premiere will be announced at a later date. The series will be available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Australia)

The company previously announced that it will simulcast the Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld and the second season of the We Never Learn: BOKUBEN anime.

Continuing series on FunimationNow for the Fall 2019 season include Radiant, My Hero Academia, Kono Oto Tomare!: Sounds of Life, Fire Force, Dr. Stone, and One Piece.

Source: ANN

FUNimation Entertainment to Simulcast the Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld and We Never Learn Season 2 Anime

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it will simulcast the Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld and the second season of the We Never Learn: BOKUBEN anime in Fall 2019.

The simulcast for Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld will debut on October 12, 2019 for users in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland.

The simulcast for We Never Learn: BOKUBEN Season 2 will debut on October, 2019 5 for users in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland.

In addition, the company revealed the debut dates and confirmed SimulDubs for some of its previously announced simulcasts, including:

  • My Hero Academia Season 4 (October 12, 2019 in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand)
  • Kono Oto Tomare!: Sounds of Life Season 2 (October 5, 2019 in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand)

Source: ANN