FUNimation Entertainment Announces Simulcasts for the Fall 2021 Anime Season

FUNimation Entertainment is bringing an anime attack of more than 20 edge-of-your-seat titles ranging from returning favorites Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation and Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon to thrilling new series such as Ranking of Kings, The Heike Story, and The Vampire Dies in No Time. With such a variety of series to choose from fresh from Japan – subtitled and dubbed – the fall anime season will prove to have something for everyone, from action-packed adventures to hysterical slice-of-life comedies — and beyond.

“With so many incredible established brands such as Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation and Yashahime returning, as well as exciting new favorites, we’re looking forward to a Fall season of anime like no other for FUNimation,” says Asa Suehira, Chief Content Officer of Funimation Global Group. “This season is going to be next-level for anime globally and FUNimation continues to be the home to welcome fans to our anime community. And there is more to announce in the days ahead!”

NEW TO FUNIMATION FALL 2021

The Heike Story – A young orphan named Biwa is taken in by the powerful Taira Clan—also known as the Heike—after their leader witnesses her extraordinary psychic abilities. Unfortunately, what she predicts is a future of bloodshed, violence, and civil war. Inspired by the 12th-century epic tale Heike Monogatari. (Simulcast began September 15, 2021)

Selection Project – A group of nine determined girls enter the 7th Annual “Selection Project,” a television show where they’ll audition to become idols… and pursue their dreams. (Simulcast begins October 1, 2021)

Mieruko-chan – She can see dead people… she just chooses to ignore them. That’s Miko’s plan, anyway, with horrifying (and sometimes hilarious) results. (Simulcast begins October 3, 2021)

The Vampire Dies in No Time – Legendary vampire hunter Ronaldo finds an unlikely (and unwilling) ally in Draluc, the world’s weakest vampire who turns to dust at the slightest attack. Together they’re in for more hilarious misadventures than you can shake a stake at, including enemy vampires, axe-wielding editors, and other pains in the neck. (Simulcast begins October 4, 2021)

Banished from the Hero’s Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside – The series follows protagonist Red, who is kicked out of his adventuring party. He soon finds a brighter future in a small town with a cute girl named Rit, because hey, sometimes living well is the best revenge. (Simulcast begins October 6, 2021)

Taisho Otome Fairy Tale – Shima Tamahiko has been exiled to the country because of his disability, but the sudden arrival of an arranged bride upends his lonely life. (Simulcast begins October 8, 2021)

Ranking of Kings – The story follows Bojji, a deaf prince who lacks power and sword-wielding ability. He’s also the heir to the throne and has high hopes for his future. After finding a friend in the shadow Kage, Bojji sets off on his grand adventure to become the greatest king the world has ever seen. (Simulcast begins October 14, 2021)

RUMBLE GARANNDOLL – Conquered by alternate-world invaders, Japan has become a shadow of what it once was. Manga, anime, idols, and more are censored by these parallel universe overlords… or so it seems. In the less-than-legal stores of Akihabara, Hosomichi joins a group of female freedom fighters made up of pilots and otakus. (Simulcast begins in Fall 2021)

RETURNING TO FUNIMATION FALL 2021

Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon–The Second Act – Long-lost twins Towa and Setsuna reunite after ten years to discover that they are the half-demon daughters of the great demon Sesshomaru. (Simulcast begins October 2, 2021)

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation 2nd cour – A 34-year-old underachiever gets run over by a truck, but his story isn’t over. Reincarnated as an infant, he’ll embark on an epic adventure. (Simulcast begins October 3, 2021)

CONTINUING FROM SUMMER 2021

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 Part 2 – With Rimuru and the Jura Tempest Federation recovering from dark events that unfolded, will they punish the Demon Lord Clayman? Tune in to find out. (SimulDub™ is ongoing)

One Piece – Monkey D. Luffy refuses to let anyone or anything stand in the way of his quest to become king of all pirates. With a course charted for the treacherous waters of the Grand Line, this is one captain who’ll never drop anchor until he’s claimed the greatest treasure on Earth—the Legendary One Piece. (Simulcast and Dub ongoing)

Obey Me! – Lucifer, Satan, and the other five princes of hell: how will these brothers handle everyday lives at their demon academy? (Simulcast is ongoing)

Scarlet Nexus – Saved by the Other Suppression Force as a child, psychokinetic Yuito enlists in this elite team formed to fight Earth’s enemy. Meanwhile, prodigy Kasane was scouted for her abilities. But Kasane’s strange dreams drag the two into an unavoidable fate. (Simulcast and SimulDub™ are ongoing)

Schedule subject to change. More content will be announced and added in the days ahead.

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Anime to Get a Film in 2022

After That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 Part 2‘s final episode concluded with “To Be Continued,” the anime’s official Twitter account revealed that an anime film is in production. As of this writing, the film is scheduled to be released in Japanese theaters in Fall 2022.

Based on the light novel by Fuse, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime is directed by Atsushi Nakayama at studio 8bit, with series composition by Kazuyuki Fudeyasu and music by Elements Garden.

Source: FUNimation Entertainment

FUNimation Entertainment to Stream the English Dub of the That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 Part 2 Anime

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it will begin streaming the English dub of the That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 Part 2 anime on August 24, 2021. The stream will begin with Episode 36.5.

The English voice cast for the series returns for this new part, including Brittney Karbowski as Rimuru, Tia Ballard as Shuna, Daman Mills as Diablo, and many, many more.

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 Part 2 premiered in Japan in Summer 2021.

Source: FUNimation Entertainment

FUNimation Entertainment Announces November 2021 Releases

FUNimation Entertainment has announced their releases for November 2021.

Crunchyroll

  • DARLING in the FRANXX: Complete Collection (Blu-ray SteelBook) [general release] – 600 minutes – $59.98 – 11/30/21
    Special Features: Episode Audio & Video Commentaries; Pre-Broadcast Special; Playback Specials I & II; Textless Opening & Ending Songs
  • How Not to Summon a Demon Lord: Season 1 Collection (Blu-ray) (Classics) – 300 minutes – $49.98 – 11/9/21
    Special Features: Episode 01 Video Commentary; Episode 11 Commentary; Promo Video; Textless Opening Song “DeCIDE”
  • My Roommate is a Cat: Complete Collection (Blu-ray) (Essentials) – 300 minutes – $29.98 – 11/9/21
    Special Features: Episode 12 Commentary; Textless Opening Song; Textless Closing Song
  • Restaurant to Another World: Season 1 Collection (Blu-ray) (Essentials) – 300 minutes – $29.98 – 11/2/21
    Special Features: Promo Videos; Commercials; Textless Opening Song; Textless Closing Song
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Season 1 Collection (Blu-ray SteelBook) (Best Buy exclusive) – $59.98 – 11/23/21
  • The Rising of the Shield Hero: Season 1 Collection (Blu-ray) – 625 minutes – $69.98 – 11/2/21
    Special Features: Promo Video; TV Spot; Textless Opening Song; Textless Closing Song; Textless Opening Song; Textless Closing Song

FUNimation Entertainment

  • Akudama Drive: Complete Season (Blu-ray/DVD LE) – 300 minutes – $84.98 – 11/30/21
    Includes 60 Page Art Book, Seven Art Cards, Acrylic Standees of Shark and Bunny
    Special Features: Key Animation Movies; Promo Videos; Commercials; Textless Opening Song; Textless Closing Song
  • Akudama Drive: Complete Season (Blu-ray/DVD) – 300 minutes – $64.98 – 11/30/21
    Special Features: Key Animation Movies; Promo Videos; Commercials; Textless Opening Song; Textless Closing Song
  • Bungo and Alchemist -Gears of Judgement-: Complete Season (Blu-ray) – 325 minutes – $64.98 – 11/30/21
    Special Features: Bungo and Alchemist -Gears of Judgement- | A Special Message; Commercials – Battle Versions; Commercials – Regular Versions; Textless Opening Song Version 1; Textless Opening Song Version 2; Textless Opening Song Version 3; Textless Closing Song Version 1; Textless Closing Song Version 2
  • Fire Force: Season 1 Collection (Blu-ray/DVD) – 600 minutes – $69.98 – 11/2/21
    Special Features: Episode 1 Commentary; Fire Force: Interview with Atsushi Ohkubo at Anime Expo 2019; Fire Force: Atsushi Ohkubo Speed Drawing at Anime Expo 2019; Fire Force Inside the Episode: Episode 5, Episode 8, Episode 12, Episode 10 Commentary; Textless Opening Song; Textless Closing Song; Fire Force Inside the Episode: Episode 16, Episode 20, Episode 24; Textless Opening Song; Textless Closing Song
  • Fire Force: Season 2, Part 2 (Blu-ray/DVD LE) – 300 minutes – $84.98 – 11/2/21
    Includes 40 page art book, 14 month calendar, Four exclusive art cards, Rigid box with room for Part 1 Blu-ray set
    Special Features: Fire Force Voice Actors Answer Your Questions; Textless Opening Song; Textless Closing Song
  • Fire Force: Season 2, Part 2 (Blu-ray/DVD) – 300 minutes – $64.98 – 11/2/21
    Special Features: Fire Force Voice Actors Answer Your Questions; Textless Opening Song; Textless Closing Song
  • Haibane Renmei: Complete Collection (Blu-ray) – 325 minutes – $39.98 – 11/23/21 (was 10/26/21)
    Special Features: Next Episode Previews, Creator Interview, Hane Haeterun, Special Ending, TV Commercials, New Program Commercial, Promotional Trailer, Textless Opening and Closing Song
  • Ikebukuro West Gate Park: Complete Season (Blu-ray) – 300 minutes – $64.98 – 11/9/21
    Special Features: Web Previews; Promo Video & Commercial Collection; Textless Opening Song; Textless Closing Song Version 1; Textless Closing Song Version 2
  • Love Live! Sunshine!!: Seasons 1 & 2 Collection (Blu-ray) (Essentials) – 650 minutes – $34.98 – 11/2/21
    Special Features: Promo Video; Commercials; Textless Opening Song “Aozora Jumping Heart”; Trailers; Promo Videos; Textless Opening Song; Textless Closing Song; Trailers
  • Muhyo & Roji’s Bureau of Supernatural Investigation: Season 2 Collection (Blu-ray) – 300 minutes – $64.98 – 11/16/21
    Special Features: Season 1 TV Series Recap Videos; Promo Videos; Commercials; Textless Opening Song; Textless Closing Song
  • One Piece: Season 11 Voyage 5 (Blu-ray/DVD) – 325 minutes – $44.98 – 11/9/21
    Episodes 681–693
    Special Features: Textless Opening Song “Wake Up!”; Textless Opening Song “Hard Knock Days”
  • Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World: Complete Season (Blu-ray/DVD LE) – 300 minutes – $84.98 – 11/2/21
    Includes 80 page art book, Beautiful 24×36-inch fabric poster
    Special Features: Our Last Crusade or Rise of a New World: Magic vs Science; Preview Videos; Promo Videos; Commercials; Character Promo Videos: Iska, Alice, Mismis, Nene, Jhin, Rin, Sisbell; Textless Opening Song; Textless Closing Song
  • Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World: Complete Season (Blu-ray/DVD) – 300 minutes – $64.98 – 11/2/21
    Special Features: Our Last Crusade or Rise of a New World: Magic vs Science; Preview Videos; Promo Videos; Commercials; Character Promo Videos: Iska, Alice, Mismis, Nene, Jhin, Rin, Sisbell; Textless Opening Song; Textless Closing Song
  • Robotech Part 2: The Master Saga (Blu-ray) – 600 minutes – $69.98 – 11/16/21
    Special Features: Robotech Music Videos; Deleted Scenes; First Contact; Transformation; Homecoming; Battlefront; War & Peace; Final Conflict; A New Threat; “Robotech: The Inside Story” Documentary, Featuring the Original 1985 Production Crew; Galaxy of the Stars – Harmony Gold Promotional Reel

Source: The Fandom Post

FUNimation Entertainment to Stream an English Dub for the That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 Part 2 Anime

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it will stream an English dub for the second part of the second anime season of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime during the Summer 2021 anime season. The dub features returning cast members Brittney Karbowski as Rimuru Tempest, Tyson Rinehart as Ranga, Michelle Rojas as Shion, and Tia Ballard as Shuna.

Both FUNimation Entertainment and Crunchyroll will stream the second part of the season.

The second season of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime premiered its first cour (quarter of a year) on Japanese television in January 2021.

Source: ANN

Crunchyroll Announces Simulcasts for the Summer 2021 Anime Season

Crunchyroll has announced that it will simulcast the following anime during the Summer 2021 season:

  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (Season 2)
  • I’m Standing on a Million Lives (Season 2)
  • SD Gundam World Heroes
  • The aquatope on white sand (Shiroi Suna no Aquatope)
  • The Idaten Deities Know Only Peace (Heion Sedai no Idaten-tachi)
  • Girlfriend, Girlfriend
  • Peach Boy Riverside
  • Fena: Pirate Princess
  • Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S
  • To Your Eternity
  • Tokyo Revengers
  • IDOLiSH7 Third Beat!
  • Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
  • Case Closed
  • Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai
  • Kiyo in Kyoto: From the Maiko House
  • My Hero Academia (Season 5)
  • Tropical-Rouge! Pretty Cure
  • One Piece
  • Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun! (Season 2)

Source: ANN

FUNimation Entertainment’s Announcements for the Summer 2021 Anime Season

FUNimation Entertainment has announced during its Summer Season Preview event that it will stream the following anime in Summer 2021:

  • The Case Study of Vanitas
  • Sonny Boy (first episode premiered early on June 18, 2021)
  • Scarlet Nexus (first episode premiered early on June 18, 20212)
  • RE-MAIN
  • How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom
  • Robotech (FUNimation had previously announced a Fall 2021 release for streaming)

FUNimation will stream the following films:

  • The Stranger by the Shore
  • Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train
  • Natsume Yūjin-Chō: Ishi Okoshi to Ayashiki Raihōsha

FUNimation will also continue to stream the following anime

  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 Part 2
  • One Piece
  • My Hero Academia Season 5
  • Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation

The company will announce more anime at a future date.

Source: ANN

Crunchyroll Announces Spring 2021 Anime Dubs

Crunchyroll has announced that there will be dubs in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and German for Tokyo Revengers, To Your Eternity, I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years, and the continuation of So I’m a Spider, So What?. There is also an English dub on the way for Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Season 2.

In addition, Crunchyroll has announced more international dubs on the way for catalog titles.

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 1 + 5 OVAs will receive new dubs in Portuguese, Spanish, and French.

Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Season 2 + 2 OVAs will receive new dubs in Portuguese and Spanish.

The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 1 will receive new dubs in Portuguese, Spanish, and French.

Source: Crunchyroll

Kodansha and Humble Bundle Kick off the Latest Season of Anime with the Humble Manga Bundle: Spring 2021 Anime Season

Just in time for the debut of some truly amazing spring anime, Kodansha and Humble Bundle have teamed up to launch the Humble Manga Bundle: Spring 2021 Anime Season. Right now, fans can get 80 volumes totaling over $900 worth of manga that inspired the anticipated Spring 2021 anime debuts including the heart-wrenching fantasy series, To Your Eternity, the school days soccer saga, Farewell, My Dear Cramer, and even the Hiro Mashima sci-fi action / adventure, EDENS ZERO. But much like a season of exciting anime, this offer will not last – so be sure to get the jump into this Humble Manga Bundle before it ends on April 29, 2021.

Read ’em anywhere: All the manga featured as part of the Humble Manga Bundle: Spring 2021 Anime Season will be delivered digitally upon purchase in multiple formats including CBZ, PDF, and ePub, so they work on your computer, e-readers, iPads, cell phones, and a wide array of mobile devices.

Support charity: For this Humble Bundle, Kodansha will be leveraging the purchasing power of each bundle – whether it’s at the $1 tier or the $30 to donate a portion of the proceeds to worthy causes. Choose where the money goes among Kodansha and our preselected charity, the Stop AAPI Hate organization – or choose a charity of your preference via the PayPal Giving Fund.

Below are the different tiers for the Humble Manga Bundle: Spring 2021 Anime Season and what fans can expect to receive:

Pay $1 or more to get:

  • EDENS ZERO Volume 1
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Volume 1
  • To Your Eternity Volume 1
  • Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro Volume 1
  • Tokyo Revengers Volume 1

Pay $10 or more to get:

  • EDENS ZERO Volumes 2-3
  • Farewell, My Dear Cramer Volumes 1-3
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Volumes 2-3
  • To Your Eternity Volumes 2-3
  • Shaman King: Zero Volume 1
  • The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Volume 1

Pay $18 or more to get:

  • Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro Volumes 2-3
  • EDENS ZERO Volumes 4-6
  • Farewell, My Dear Cramer Volumes 4-6
  • Shaman King: Zero Volume 2
  • The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Volume 2
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Volumes 4-6
  • To Your Eternity Volumes 4-6
  • Tokyo Revengers Volumes 2-3

Pay $25 or more to get:

  • Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro Volumes 4-5
  • EDENS ZERO Volumes 7-10
  • Farewell, My Dear Cramer Volumes 7-13
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated (Again!) as a Workaholic Slime Volumes 1-2
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Volumes 7-10
  • The Seven Deadly Sins: Seven Days Volumes 1-2
  • To Your Eternity Volumes 7-10

Pay $30 or more to get:

  • The Seven Deadly Sins Volumes 1-24
  • Crunchyroll Announces Its Winter 2021 Lineup

    Crunchyroll has announced the anime titles the site will be streaming during the Winter 2021 anime season.

    Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Season 2 will be available to users in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The anime is scheduled to premiere in Japan on January 6, 2021.

    The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter will be available to users in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The anime is scheduled to premiere in Japan on January 8, 2021.

    So I’m a Spider, So What? will be available to users in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The anime is scheduled to premiere in Japan on January 8, 2021.

    World Trigger Season 2 will be available to users in North America, Latin America including the Caribbean, South America, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, MENA and CIS Countries. The anime is scheduled to premiere in Japan on January 9, 2021.

    That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 will be available to users in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The anime is scheduled to premiere in Japan on January 12, 2021.

    Dr. Stone (Season 2) will be available to users in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The anime is scheduled to premiere in Japan on January 14, 2021.

    Anime Azurlane: Slow Ahead! will be available to users in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The airtime for this title is still to be determined.

    Dr. Ramune -Mysterious Disease Specialist will be available to users in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The airtime for this title is still to be determined.

    EX-ARM will be available to users in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The airtime for this title is still to be determined.

    Laid-Back Camp Season 2 will be available to users in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The airtime for this title is still to be determined.

    Heaven’s Design Team will be available to users in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The airtime for this title is still to be determined.

    The Quintessential Quintuplets Season 2 will be available to users in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, and CIS. The airtime for this title is still to be determined.

    Tropical-Rouge! Pretty Cure will be available to users in North America, Latin America including the Caribbean, South America, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, MENA and CIS Countries. The airtime for this title is still to be determined.

    True Cooking Master Boy will be available to users in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The airtime for this anime is still to be determined.

    Umamusume Pretty Derby Season 2 will be available to users in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The airtime for this anime is still to be determined.

    Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories 8 will be available to users in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The airtime for this anime is still to be determined.

    Given The Movie will be available to users in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS. The film is scheduled to begin streaming on the site in February 2021.

    Crunchyroll will continue its simulcasts for Anime Kapibarasan, Attack on Titan Final Season, Black Clover, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, Case Closed, Digimon Adventure:, Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai, Healin’ Good Pretty Cure, Jujutsu Kaisen, Mr. Osomatsu 3rd Season, Oh Suddenly, Egyptian God, One Piece, Onyx Equinox, Shadowverse, With a Dog AND a Cat, Every Day Is Fun, and Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon during the Winter 2021 anime season.

    Crunchyroll’s announcement teases that there are more titles still to be announced for the Winter 2021 anime season. There are nine entries with question marks next to them, with the words: “MORE TO COME…”

    Source: Crunchyroll