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 subscribers…

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NYCC 2018: Dragon Ball Super: Broly Trailer

IGN scored the first look at the all-new English dub trailer for the upcoming movie, Dragon Ball Super: Broly. This new trailer focuses on the 20 to 30-minute prologue that set-ups the fate of Planet Vegeta, and the survivors of the Saiyan Race. Fans of the franchise, will notice that this portion of the film will adapt Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball Minus, which featured the debut of Goku’s mother, Gine. Now, this trailer was also made available to attendees at this year’s New York Comic Con. Dragon Ball Super: Broly…

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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 October…

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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. When…

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Funimation Entertainment Licenses Japanese Live-Action Death Note Films

Yesterday, Funimation Entertainment announced at Anime Weekend Atlanta that it licensed three of the four live-action Japanese Death Note films: Death Note, Death Note: The Last Name, and Death Note: Light Up the NEW World. Funimation will release the films on Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and Digital combo packs on January 22, 2019. The first two films which premiered in Japanese theaters in 2006 will be bundled together. However, all films will be subtitle-only releases.   Death Note and Death Note: The Last Name were based on Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi…

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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…

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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.…

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Dragon Ball Super: Broly Character Posters Revealed

The official website for the Dragon Ball Super: Broly film recently updated with new character posters. The posters take a look at several of the characters that will be featured in the film. 20th Century Fox will distribute the film in Japan and it will premiere on December 14. Funimation will release the English dub for the film in North American and Canadian theaters in January 2019.    The Japanese voice cast includes Masako Nozawa as Goku, Ryo Horikawa, Ryusei Nakao, Bin Shimada, Aya Hisakawa, Toshio Furukawa, Takeshi Kusao, Kouichi Yamadera, Masakazu Morita, and Katsuhisa Houki. Outside…

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New Dub Cast Members Revealed For My Hero Academia

Funimation has revealed new English Dub cast members for the third season of the My Hero Academia anime series on their official Twitter page. The new English Dub cast members include: Amber Lee Conners: Emi Fukukado (Ms. Joke) Kristen McGuire: Tatami Nakagame Kenny Green: Yokumiru Mera Lee George: Itejiro Toteki Bryce Papenbrook: Yo Shindo  Brittney Karbowski: Camie Utsushimi Stephen Fu: Seiji Shishikura Matt Shipman: Inasa Yoarashi My Hero Academia is currently airing on Toonami every Saturday at 11:30 P.M EST. This weekend the series will air at 11 P.M. EST.  August 18, the series will start…

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SDCC 2018: Dragon Ball Super Broly Trailer

Today, Funimation Entertainment held their Dragon Ball Super panel at San Diego Comic Con 2018. This event was to promote the on-going dub for anime, as well as the upcoming film, Dragon Ball Super: Broly. During the panel attendees were presented with the first official trailer of the film. However, this trailer was not subtitled but featured the English dub. Following the panel, IGN was exclusively permitted to release the trailer to the public via their YouTube Channel (seen below): Dragon Ball Super: Broly is set premiere in Japan on December…

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