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Funimation and Crunchyroll Exit Co-licensing Partnership

Variety has reported that Funimation will soon be ending their agreement with Crunchyroll after a two year pact. The decision for not renewing the 2016 agreement with Crunchyroll is the decision of Sony Pictures Television, who bought Funimation last year. Also under this deal, Funimation will end their partnership with the VRV service. Sony is striving to make the company “a global sub[titled] and dub anime brand,” which is confirmed by Gen Fukunaga (Funimation’s president and CEO).  Fukunaga has stated that the deal will “ended amicably this month.” Starting on November 9, FunimationNow subscribersRead More


NYCC 2018: Dragon Ball Super: Broly Movie Trailer #2 Streamed

IGN recently updated their official Youtube channel with a new trailer for Dragon Ball Super: Broly, which was first shown at New York Comic Con 2018. The latest trailer features a closer look at the premise of the film and another preview of the English dub cast. The trailer also revealed that Goku’s mother, Gine, will be making her animated debut. Gine was first featured in Dragon Ball Minus: The Departure of the Fated Child, which was a special manga created by Akira Toriyama. For those who are not aware, the film is the 20th overall film inRead More


NYCC 2018: SSSS.Gridman English Dub Trailer Streamed

Funimation Entertainment has updated their official Twitter page with the English dub trailer for SSSS.Gridman. The latest trailer features a look at the premise of the series as well as taking a look at the English cast for the anime. A new trailer for SSSS.GRIDMAN? Sign us up. #FunNYCC pic.twitter.com/UtslZEPfMD — Funimation (@FUNimation) October 4, 2018 Funimation also revealed the English dub cast for the series, which includes: Brandon McInnis: Yuta Robert McCollum: Gridman Jill Harris: Rikka Greg Ayres: Utsumi Lindsay Seidel: Akane Barry Yandell: Alexis The series will premiere in Japan on OctoberRead More


Funimation Reveals Streaming Premiere Dates for Final Fairy Tail Season

Funimation revealed the streaming premiere dates for both the Subbed and English dub versions of final season for Fairy Tail. The subtitled version of the season will be available on October 6 at 5 P.M. CT and the English dub will be available on October 29 at 3 P.M. CT.  Oh, did we mention that Fairy Tail will be available in both Sub and Dub on FunimationNow? ✨ Catch the Sub on 10/6 @ 5 p.m. CT and the Dub on 10/29 @ 3 p.m. CT! pic.twitter.com/SaceSUzgQm — Funimation (@FUNimation) October 1, 2018 Funimation provided a description for the series. WhenRead More


Dragon Ball Super: Broly North American Premiere Date Announced

The official Dragon Ball Super twitter page has updated with the North American premiere details for Dragon Ball Super: Broly. The film will premiere in theaters on January 16, 2019 and is stated to be a multiple night event. No other details are confirmed at this time, however tickets for the event should open soon so check out the official Dragon Ball Super website for more details. The tweet also revealed that the English Dub cast will return to reprise their roles for the film. This includes Vic Mignogna and Dameon Clarke who will reprise their roles as Broly and Paragus, respectively. 🗣 Lend us yourRead More


One Piece: Episode of Skypiea Special to Simulcast on AnimeLab, Crunchyroll, & Funimation

The official Toei Animation facebook page has updated with the announcement that One Piece: Episode of Skypiea will simulcast on Funimation, Crunchyroll, and Animelab on August 25.The episode will be will available to viewers located in North America, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. For those who are not aware, the episode is anime special that retells the Skypiea arc of the anime. The arc also was the second and last part of the Sky Island Saga in both the anime and manga. The arc covered episodes 153-195 of the anime series, which span for a total of 43 episodes.Read More


Funimation to Release Cowboy Bebop the Movie in North American Theaters

Funimation Films has announced that they will be releasing Cowboy Bebop the Movie in North American theaters. For those who are unaware, Cowboy Bebop the Movie was originally released in Japanese theaters under the name, Cowboy Bebop: Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door on September 1, 2001. Whereas, it was originally released in North American theaters on August 11, 2002. The film was later released on home video in Japan on February 7, 2002, and in North America on June 28, 2011.   Funimation Films will re-release the film in theaters as a two night event starting on August 15 with the originalRead More


Funimation to Release Dragon Ball Super: Broly in North American & Canadian Theaters

IGN has reported that Funimation Films will be releasing the Dragon Ball Super: Broly film in North America and Canada. For those who are unaware, the film was announced earlier this week and will be the 20th film overall for the franchise. The film is set to premiere in Japan on December 14th, 2018 and the international release will be in January 2019.  IGN also revealed an official intentional poster for the film.   The film is stated to feature the origins of the Saiyans and Frieza with the film taking place shortly after the Tournament of Power.   More detailsRead More


My Hero Academia to Premiere on Toonami

The official Toonami facebook page has updated with a look at the new schedule for the block starting on May 5 at 10:30 P.M. The new schedule reveals that My Hero Academia will airing on Toonami starting at 11:30 P.M. Funimation Entertainment describes the series. Summer is here,and the heroes of Class 1-A and 1-B are in for the toughest training camp of their lives! A group of seasoned pros pushes everyone’s Quirks to new heights as the students face one overwhelming challenge after another. Braving the elements in this secret location becomes the least of their worries when routine trainingRead More


New My Hero Academia Season 3 Character Visuals Revealed

The official My Hero Academia website has updated with new visuals for some of the new characters that will be introduced in the third season of the series. The characters include: Daichi Endō: Twice (Quirk= Double) Tsuguo Mogami: Mr. Compress (Quirk= Compress) Ryō Iwasaki: Spinner (Currently unknown) Satoru Inoue: Magne  (Quirk=Magnetism) The third season of the anime series will premiere on April 7 at 5:30 P.M. on YTV, NTV, and 27 other network affiliates.  


Funimation To Simuldub First Six Episodes of My Hero Academia Season 3

Funimation Entertainment has announced that they will be simildubbing the first six episodes of My Hero Academia Season 3 simultaneously as it premieres in Japan on April 7. The series will also simulcast on Crunchyroll and Hulu with the original Japanese audio and English subtitles on the same day. Funimation Entertainment also provided a trailer on their official Youtube channel. The dubbed episodes will be released on FunimationNow in the following territories: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, and Australia.    


New Cast Members Announced for My Hero Academia Season 3

The recent issue of the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine has revealed some new cast members for the third season of the My Hero Academia anime series. The new cast members include: Kiyotaka Furushima: Mustard  Shuhei Matsuda: Moonfish  Kousuke Takaguchi: Muscular The third season of the anime series will premiere on April 7 at 5:30 P.M. on YTV, NTV, and 27 other network affiliates.


My Hero Academia Anime’s 3rd Season Premiere Date Announced

Betten Court, the illustrator for the My Hero Academia manga spin-off series titled, My Hero Academia: Vigilantes, has recently posted the cover for the third volume of the manga. The cover’s jacket revealed that the third season will premiere on April 7. The series will air at 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays on YTV, NTV, and 27 other network affiliates.  The season will also be streamed on Funimation. 見本届きましたー!2月2日(金)発売よろしくお願いします~! pic.twitter.com/4deMKP451g — 別天荒人 (@bet10co10) January 30, 2018 As reported earlier, the upcoming season will feature the forest trip arc that was featured in the manga series.  


My Hero Academia Anime Season 3 PV Streamed

The official Toho Animation Youtube channel has updated with a new trailer for My Hero Academia.  The latest trailer features events from the second season of the anime.  The trailer also features the first opening theme for the second season titled, “Peace Sign,” which was performed by Kenshi Yonezu.  The video also promotes the third season of the anime and also Yonezu’s new album titled, “Bootleg,” which will be released on November 1. The third season will premiere in Japan in April 2018 and will feature the forest trip arc from the manga series.  Funimation will also be streaming the third season of the animeRead More


Garo: Crimson Moon Anime Film Announced

The official Garo website has announced that a film for the Garo: Crimson Moon anime series. Currently no other details are confirmed at this time due to the project being early in development.  For those who are unaware, Garo: Crimson Moon is the second anime series based on the Garo Tokusatsu franchise.  The series premiered in 2015 and was licensed by Funimation Entertainment in North America for both home video and for streaming. The film is the fourth confirmed project in the works following the recently announced projects, which include: Untitled Garo: Crimson Moon Film Garo: Kami No Kiba Jinga TVRead More