Manga UK rebrands as Funimation in the UK

UPDATED: Funimation Acquires Manga Entertainment UK • Anime UK News

Anyone remembered the news when Funimation would obtain Manga Entertainment in the UK? In 2019, Funimation announced that they acquired the licensing rights to anime distributer Manga Entertainment Limited. This meant that Funimation would be able to access anime that was distributed from Manga Entertainment and allow fans to stream anime titles like Sword Art Online, Ghost in the Shell and Naruto Shippuden. Today, we got an update from Manga UK and Funimation. After 30 years of providing anime in the UK, Manga Entertainment Limited will be rebranded as Funimation for the fans in the UK and Ireland.

“As we continue to build the global Funimation brand, we want to celebrate a community and ethos where anime fans know they belong—with us and with one another. By unifying our brands, it will be apparent to fans, creators and the entire ecosystem that it is a winning formula to deliver more content, more experiences and more community in service to anime. By fully leveraging the global Funimation brand, it’s a win for fans.”

– Tim Anderson, Senior Vice President of International for Funimation Global Group

The change will begin on April 19th with the website and social media. To make the news even better for fans, Funimation will be adding Blue Exorcist and Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga in the platform.

All Hail the Son of Satan in Kazue Kato's Blue Exorcist

What do you think about the news?

source: Funimation

Funimation is adding Viz titles like JoJo, Bleach, HxH and many more!

VIZ | The Official Website for Bleach

Even though these titles are owned by Viz Media, you will be able to stream them on Funimation. It has been announced that Funimation will be adding more Viz Media anime titles in their library for streaming. On April 15th, fans will be able to stream anime such as JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures, Bleach, Accel World and many more. This will also include movies like the Naruto Shippuden and Hunter x Hunter movies. Here is what is being added on April 15th:

  • Bleach
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures (Parts 1-5)
  • Accel World and Accel World: Infinite Burst
  • Infini-T Force
  • K season 1
  • Mazinger Z: Infinity
  • Vampire Knight and Vampire Knight: Guilty
  • Hunter x Hunter: Phantom Rogue*
  • Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire*
  • Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Lost Tower*
  • Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Blood Prison*
  • Naruto the Movie: Road to Ninja*
  • The Last: Naruto the Movie*

* = Anime Movies

What do you guys think about this Funimation update?

source: Funimation

VIZ | The Official Website for Accel World

My Hero Academia season 5 joins Toonami on May

Not surprised, because this was bound to happen soon. It has been announced by Funimation and Crunchyroll that the fifth season of My Hero Academia will be joining Saturday night block at Toonami. The anime will join Toonami on May 8th. Here is the schedule on May 8th:

  • 12:00AM – Dragon Ball Super
  • 12:30AM – My Hero Academia
  • 1:00AM – Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
  • 1:30AM – THE PROMISED NEVERLAND
  • 2:00AM – Fire Force
  • 2:30AM – Black Clover
  • 3:00AM – Naruto Shippuden
  • 3:30AM – Attack on Titan

source:

Crunchyroll

Funimation 

Movie News: Netflix will be streaming Sony’s theatrical movies!

Morbius (2022) - IMDb

If you love movies, you might want to add another subscription along with HBO Max and Disney Plus. Announced online, starting on 2022, the streaming service Netflix will be streaming Sony Picture Films. Movies such as Jumanji, Uncharted, Marvel’s Morbius and even Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse will be played on Netflix. This means that movie lovers will be able to watch Sony Pictures movies on Netflix and on theaters.

“Netflix has been a terrific partner as we continue to expand our relationship. At Sony Pictures, we produce some of the biggest blockbusters and the most creative, original films in the industry. This exciting agreement further demonstrates the importance of that content to our distribution partners as they grow their audiences and deliver the very best in entertainment.”

  • Keith Le Goy, SPE’s president of worldwide distribution and networks

How do you feel about this news?

source:

Sony Pictures

Variety

Jump Force Giorno Giovanni DLC release date

New Jump Force Giorno Screenshots Show Off Gold Experience Requiem

Sorry for the late news. Things in my side of life been busy and I haven’t had time to write this up early. In case you didn’t hear the news, it has been revealed that the final DLC character for the second season pass for the anime fighting game Jump Force has been revealed. The final character is Giorno Giovanni from JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures; Giorno made his appearance in Part 5: Golden Wind. It’s been announced on Twitter than people who bought the season pass will be able to play as Giorno early. If you didn’t buy the season pass, Giorno is expected to be available for Xbox One, Switch, PS4 and PC on April 13th.

Friday Funny 312: Death is Imminent

TGIF!

Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome back for another funny episode of Friday Funny. It’s me Matthew and I am here to dish out some news and offer you a hearty meme filled post. Before we begin, I got some quick news for you. In case you didn’t know, Nintendo has ceased production of the video game collection Super Mario 3D All-Stars for physical and digital. This game collection included Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy in one whole game. Not only this Mario game has been killed off, but the video game Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light has also ended. Originally a Japanese only game, this game introduced an early Fire Emblem game featuring Marth and this was the first time this game has appeared to the West. Both these games will no longer be purchased unless you already bought the games already; purchased digital versions can still be accessed through the game’s library and download anytime. In anime, it has been announced that JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean will be getting an anime adaptation. This is part 6 of the series and the story will focus on Jotaro’s daughter Jolyne Cujoh. Last but not least, Warner Bros released the trailer to upcoming movie Space Jam: A New Legacy. This movie serves a sequel to the classic movie which had Michael Jordan teaming up with the Looney Tune characters. The movie will have instead LeBron James and he will be teaming up Bugs Bunny and his friends in a digital world filled with Warner Bros license characters.

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Let’s get this party started!

Check out the new Space Jam trailer:

Speaking of Space Jam, check out this funny College Humor video:

That’s all folks!

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean anime announcement!

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean

I hope everyone had a blessed Easter this Sunday. While you guys spent time with family and friends, the anime community got something sweeter than chocolate bunnies.  This weekend, Japan held a special event called JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure the Animation Special Event to share some news. The biggest news that shook online is the announcement of the anime adaption of Part 6: Stone Ocean. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean will be getting an anime adaptation. The focus of this part takes place 10 years after the events of Golden Wind (Part 5) and it focuses on Jotaro Kujo’s daughter Jolyne Cujoh. The manga of Stone Ocean was created by JoJo creator Hirohiko Araki started from January 1, 2000 to April 21, 2003 and collected a total of 17 volumes. It also been announced that Japanese voice actress Ai Fairouz will be voicing Jolyne Cujoh. Ai Fairouz also voiced Hibiki Sakura in the anime How Heavy Are the Dumbbells you Lift?.

Here is what Ai had to say about the role:

“I cannot live without “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure” series and it is also what aspired me to take voice acting as a profession.

So when I heard that I was going to be able to participate in the series, I was lost for word and surprised that “Even a Stand would be blown to the moon”.  

I cried so much as it was literally the moment my dream came true, which I have chased over for 12 years.

I love and admire Jolyne as a character and her beautiful, strong nature gave me strength especially during my student years, so I am grateful for the opportunity to voice Jolyne.”

source: Crunchyroll

Friday Funny 311: Jesus will return!

TGIF!

Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome back for another episode of Friday Funny! I am your host Matthew and I am on this Good Friday to give you memes. Today is Good Friday and Sunday is Easter or some Christians call it, Resurrection Day. On This holiday, while others celebrate with Easter eggs and ham, Christians take this time to remember the glorious day when Jesus Christ came back to life after getting crucified and took our sins. God is good. In other news, this week is also the release of the movie Godzilla vs Kong. It’s at theaters and it can also be viewed on HBO Max for free for limited time. Also happening this week is the anime movie Violet Evergarden the Movie. If you seen the anime series already, this movie takes place after the anime and it serves as the finale. Speaking of movies, since we are in April, get ready for upcoming movies. On April 23rd, we have another anime movie called Demon Slayer the movie: Mugen Train and the live action movie Mortal Kombat. If you like anime characters slaying demons with beautiful animation and story, or you want a movie based on a game with intense violence, April is going to be a fun month.

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Let’s enjoy this beautiful!

Cheers to this SpongeBob scene and the episode Mid-Life Crustacean. Paramount Plus will be removing this episode:

God bless you everyone!

Shonen Jump Movie news: My Hero Academia, Black Clover and Jujutsu Kaisen!

These Shonen Jump titles are going to keep the fans on the edge of their seats with these news.

My Hero Academia

My Hero Academia Releases Trailer for New Movie, World Heroes' Mission

Season 5 of My Hero Academia has started and fans are happy to be reunited with the superhero action anime series. However, there is still some exciting news for the fans besides a new season. In case you forgot, it’s been announced before that My Hero Academia will be receiving a third movie. The movie title has been revealed and it’s called My Hero Academia the Movie: World Heroes’ Mission. Currently, the movie is set to be released on August 6th for Japan’s theaters and Funimation has yet to make any comments on the English release.

Black Clover

The anime of Black Clover has reached the finale, the manga is still going and there is big plans for Asta and his friends. Revealed from Weekly Shonen Jump, the magical series Black Clover will be getting a movie. There is no big details yet, but it is confirmed from a YouTube video showcasing the news and and key visual of Asta.

Jujutsu Kaisen

 

News] Jujutsu Kaisen Vol 0 movie adaptation announces : manga

While the anime’s season is over, it’s too soon for fans to move on. It has been revealed online that a movie is in the works and will be focused on Volume 0 of Jujutsu Kaisen. The title of Volume 0 is called Blinding Darkness

Funimation synopsis:

This prequel story, titled Blinding Darkness, focuses on Yuta Okkutsu, a nervous high schooler whose childhood friend Rika has turned into a cursed spirit and is constantly haunting him—a bit of a rite of passage for all high schoolers, am I right?

Well, turns out Rika is no ordinary cursed spirit, and she gets the attention of none other than everyone’s favorite Jujutsu High teacher, Satoru Gojo. Gojo tries to enroll Yuta in order to teach him how to confront Rika.

There is no news of a release date yet. If you want to jump into the series, check out the manga of Volume 0 and the rest of the manga, plus watch the anime.

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Funimation – My Hero Academia

Funimation – Black Clover

Funimation – Jujutsu Kaisen