FUNimation Entertainment Announces February 2022 Releases

FUNimation Entertainment has announced their releases for January 2022.

  • Adachi and Shimamura – The Complete Season (Blu-ray + Digital) – 300 minutes – $64.98 – 2/1/22
    Special Features: Short Anime, Character Videos, Promo Videos, Textless Opening Song and Textless Closing Song
  • Katana Maidens ~ Toji No Miko – The Complete Series – Essentials (Blu-ray + Digital) – 600 minutes – $34.98 – 2/1/22
    Special Features: Textless Opening Song “Save you Save me,” Textless Closing Song “Kokoro no Memoria,” and Trailers
  • Log Horizon: Destruction of the Round Table (Blu-ray + Digital) – 300 minutes – $64.98 – 2/1/22
    Special Features: Cast Comments, Promo Videos, Textless Opening Song
  • Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle – The Complete Season (Blu-ray + Digital) – 300 minutes – $64.98 – 2/1/22
    Special Features: Let’s master it! The path to sound sleep!, Promo Videos, Textless Opening Song, Textless Closing Song
  • Higurashi: When They Cry – GOU – Season 1 Part 2 (Blu-ray + Digital) – 275 minutes – $64.98 – 2/8/22
    Special Features: Commercials, Textless Opening Song, and Textless Closing Song
  • Josee, the Tiger and the Fish (Blu-ray/DVD + Digital) – 98 minutes – $39.98 – 2/8/22
    Special Features: Special Interview with Director Tamura Kotaro, Scotland Loves Anime Interview with the Josee, the Tiger and the Fish Production Staff, Unrevealed Special Pilot Footage, Promo Videos, Commercials, Textless Closing Song
  • Berserk (2016) – The Complete Series – Essentials (Blu-ray + Digital) – 600 minutes – $69.98 – 2/15/22
    Special Features: Promo Videos, Textless Opening Songs “Inferno” and “Sacrifice,” Closing Songs “Meimoku no Kanata” and “Everything is a Story,” Episode 12.5, Commercials, Trailers
  • By the Grace of the Gods – Season 1 – Limited Edition (Blu-ray/DVD + Digital) – 300 minutes – $84.98 – 2/15/22
    Special Features: Ryoma & Tabuchi’s 4-Panel Video, Textless Opening and Ending Songs, Next Episode Previews, Commercials, Voice Actor Q&A
  • By the Grace of the Gods – Season 1 (Blu-ray + Digital) – 300 minutes – $64.98 – 2/15/22
    Special Features: Voice Actor Q&A, Pre-reincarnation Ryoma & Tabuchi’s 4-Panel Video, “Slimes’ Idle Conversation” – By the Grace of the Gods Introduction, Home Video Original – “Slimes’ Idle Conversation: Ryoma Is on Trial for Doing Too Much”, Next Episode Previews, Commercials, Textless Opening and Closing Songs
  • Dr. Stone – Season 1 – SteelBook (Blu-ray + Digital) – 600 minutes – $64.98 – 2/15/22
    Special Features: Episodes 2, 10, and 24 Commentary, Textless Opening Songs (Version 1 and 2) and Closing Songs (Version 1 and 2), Dr. STONE: The Science Guys
  • Dragon Ball Z – Seasons 1-3 (Blu-ray) – Wal-Mart Exclusive – 2/15/22
  • Dragon Ball Z – Seasons 4-6 (Blu-ray) – Wal-Mart Exclusive – 2/15/22
  • Dragon Ball Z – Seasons 7-9 (Blu-ray) – Wal-Mart Exclusive – 2/15/22
  • KING’s RAID: Successors of the Will – Part 1 (Blu-ray + Digital) – 325 minutes – $64.98 – 2/15/22
    Special Features: Commercials, Textless Opening and Ending Songs
  • My Hero Academia – Season 4 Complete (Blu-ray + Digital) – 635 minutes – $69.98 – 2/15/22
    Special Features: Justin and Kellen Talk Season 4, Inside the Episode: Episodes 64, 67, 70, 86, 79 and 82, Promotional Videos, Interview with Kaori Nazuka at Anime Expo 2019, FanExpo 2019 Live Dub Panel, FunimationCon 2020: My Hero Academia Game Show with Voice Actors, FunimationCon 2020: My Hero Academia Q&A Panel, Textless Opening and Closing Songs
  • Attack on Titan Final Season – Part 1 – Limited Edition (Blu-ray/DVD + Digital) – 400 minutes – $84.98 – 2/22/22
    Special Features: Voice Actor Panel, Attack on Titan Chibi Theater 1 and 2, Behind the Scenes Footage from Production – 3DCG Animation and Staff Discussion, Promo Video, Commercial, Eyecatch Gallery, Textless Opening and Closing Songs
  • Attack on Titan Final Season – Part 1 (Blu-ray/DVD + Digital) – 400 minutes – $64.98 – 2/22/22
    Special Features: Voice Actor Panel, Attack on Titan Chibi Theater 1 and 2, Behind the Scenes Footage from Production – 3DCG Animation and Staff Discussion, Promo Video, Commercial, Eyecatch Gallery, Textless Opening and Closing Songs
  • Talentless Nana – The Complete Season (Blu-ray + Digital) – 325 minutes – $64.98 – 2/22/22
    Special Features: Mini Anime, Promo Videos, Program Advertisements, Commercials, Textless Opening and Closing Songs

Source: FUNimation Entertainment

FUNimation Entertainment to Stream the English Dub of the Higurashi: When They Cry – SOTSU Anime

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it will begin streaming the English dub of the Higurashi: When They Cry – SOTSU anime on August 19, 2021.

The English voice cast of the series returns from Higurashi: When They Cry – GOU, including Apphia Yu as Rika Furude, Emi Lo as Rena Ryugu, Michelle Rojas as Mion Sonozaki, and Brittany Lauda as Satoko Hojo.

The story of the series is described as:

It’s hard enough moving to a town where everyone has known each other their entire lives. Ever since Keiichi arrived in the picturesque town of Hinamizawa, he keeps discovering ominous happenings that don’t make any sense. Unsolved murders. Disappearances. Mutilations. The worst part is that he can’t be sure whether or not his new friends like Rena, Mion, Satoko, and Rika are aware of the events or involved in what’s happening. All he knows is that it’s not paranoia if someone really is trying to kill him, and escaping Hinamizawa alive may no longer be an option. All the buried secrets will be revealed, and all the horrors will be unleashed.

Higurashi: When They Cry – SOTSU premiered in Japan on July 1, 2021.

Source: FUNimation Entertainment

Hulu Is Simulcasting the Higurashi: When They Cry – SOTSU Anime

The Fandom Post is reporting that Hulu is simulcasting the Higurashi: When They Cry – SOTSU anime.

The story of the series is described as:

It’s hard enough moving to a town where everyone has known each other their entire lives. Ever since Keiichi arrived in the picturesque town of Hinamizawa, he keeps discovering ominous happenings that don’t make any sense. Unsolved murders. Disappearances. Mutilations. The worst part is that he can’t be sure whether or not his new friends like Rena, Mion, Satoko, and Rika are aware of the events or involved in what’s happening. All he knows is that it’s not paranoia if someone really is trying to kill him, and escaping Hinamizawa alive may no longer be an option. All the buried secrets will be revealed, and all the horrors will be unleashed.

Higurashi: When They Cry – SOTSU premiered in Japan on July 1, 2021.

Source: ANN

FUNimation Serves Up Frightening Anime for Halloween

This Halloween season, tune into FUNimation to watch some of the most popular horror anime including Tokyo Ghoul, Higurashi: When They Cry – GOU, Hellsing Ultimate, Deadman Wonderland, Danganronpa: The Animation, Paranoia Agent, and Junji Ito “Collection.” FUNimation has a diabolical line-up of anime featuring ghosts, ghouls, demons and maniacal characters that will make you glad you’re safely inside your home.

Tokyo Ghoul

Don’t miss this twisted horror anime that has become a hit with fans.

About:
Ken Kaneki is a loner. In a world where ghouls—human-like creatures who survive on human flesh—and people are at war, his biggest concern is which novel to pick up next. But when a date with the mysterious Rize turns deadly, a life-saving operation horrifyingly transforms him into a human-ghoul hybrid. Can he find his place in a society where it’s hunt or be hunted?

Clip: https://youtu.be/gbkm2c2hrGE

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Copyright: ©Sui Ishida/Shueisha,Tokyo Ghoul Production Committee

Higurashi: When They Cry – GOU

One of the most anticipated new series this fall, Higurashi: When They Cry – New is a reimagining of one of the most famous cult-classic horror anime and Japanese horror video games with modernized animation for 2020.

About:
New kid Keiichi Maebara is settling into his new home of peaceful Hinamizawa village. Making quick friends with the girls from his school, he’s arrived in time for the big festival of the year. But something about this isolated town seems “off,” and his feelings of dread continue to grow. With a gnawing fear that he’s right, what dark secrets could this small community be hiding?

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCcf-VlezFg

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Copyright: ©2020Ryukishi07/Higurashi-P

Hellsing Ultimate

The series, based on the popular manga, features Arucard, a true anti-hero character who taunts his enemies before destroying them.

About:
The rogue vampire Arucard is the Hellsing Organization’s deadliest instrument in its mission to protect the British Empire from satanic ghouls and Nazi freaks. With recently-turned policewoman Seras Victoria as his servant, Arucard haunts the shadows as a sinister force of good.

Clip: https://youtu.be/-3ktLn2Z5fE

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Copyright: © Kouta Hirano • Shonen Gahosha Co., Ltd./WILD GEESE. Distributed by Funimation® Productions, Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Deadman Wonderland

“gory, explicitly violent, frequently over-the-top, and viscerally cruel” -Anime News Network

About:
Ganta is convicted of slaughtering his classmates—a crime he didn’t commit. The authorities lock him up in a brutal, privately owned prison: Deadman Wonderland, where the incarcerated are forced to fight gladiatorial battles for tourists.

Clip: https://youtu.be/oWzHmPSdwqo

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Copyright: ©2010 Jinsei Kataoka, Kazuma Kondou/Kadokawashoten/Deadman Wonder Land Ward G. Licensed by Funimation® Productions, Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Danganronpa: The Animation

About:
Hope’s Peak Academy is an elite private school that only accepts the very best. The hallowed halls are ruled by the sadistic administrator Monokuma, who declares that the only way to pass the class is by sending a fellow student home in a body bag.

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Paranoia Agent

About:
From Satoshi Kon, the legendary director of Perfect Blue, Millennium Actress, and Paprika comes a dark and mysterious, thought-provoking psychological thriller. Citizens across Musashino City are being attacked and terrorized. Two detectives are put on the case, but will they be able to solve the mystery before there’s another wave of victims?

Clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEsNDDwhSJ4&t=1s

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© Satoshi Kon • MADHOUSE / PARANOIA AGENT COMMITTEE

Junji Ito “Collection”

About:
Enter the twisted world of Junji Ito’s works of horror. Witness the most hair-raising stories from Junji Ito Masterpiece Collection and Fragments of Horror like you’ve never seen them before. For any fans who seek the thrill of shocking imagery and ill-fated characters, this whole show is made for you.

Clip https://youtu.be/yKHJ6w6LzHM

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© Junji Ito / Asahi Shimbun Publications,The Junji Ito “Collection” Production Committee Licensed by Funimation® Productions, Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

The New Higurashi: When They Cry Anime to Debut in October 2020 After COVID-19 Delay

The official website for the new Higurashi: When They Cry (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni) anime project has announced that the anime will premiere in October 2020. The anime was originally scheduled to premiere in July 2020, but it was delayed due to the effects of COVID-19 on the production schedule.

Ryukishi07 and 07th Expansion are credited with the original work. Akio Watanabe is designing the characters, and Passione is animating the project. Infinite is producing the series. Naoki Hayashi is in charge of the series composition for the anime. Kenji Kawai is returning as the composer for the series.

Source: ANN

The New Higurashi: When They Cry Anime Is Delayed Due to COVID-19

The official website for the new Higurashi: When They Cry anime project has announced that the anime has been delayed from its scheduled July 2020 premiere due to the effects of COVID-19 on the production schedule. The staff will announce the new premiere date on the anime’s official website and Twitter account as soon as a decision is made.

Ryukishi07 and 07th Expansion are credited with the original work. Akio Watanabe is designing the characters, and Passione is animating the project. Infinite is producing the series. Naoki Hayashi is in charge of the series composition for the anime. Kenji Kawai is returning as the composer for the series.

Source: ANN

Sentai Filmworks Licenses The Legend of the Galactic Heroes and Higurashi When They Cry

Sentai Filmworks announces at its Anime Expo panel that it has acquired two anime licenses:

  • The Legend of the Galactic Heroes
  • Both seasons and the “season 3” OVA of Higurashi When They Cry

The Legend of the Galactic Heroes video anime series adapts Yoshiki Tanaka’s space opera novel series. VIZ Media’s Haikasoru imprint has licensed the original novel series and plans to release the first three novels in spring 2016.

FUNimation Entertainment originally released Higurashi When They Cry in North America in 2008 after acquiring the license from Geneon Entertainment. FUNimation then announced in 2011 that it was going to let its license of the series expire.

Source: ANN