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 

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

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.

source:

Funimation – My Hero Academia

Funimation – Black Clover

Funimation – Jujutsu Kaisen

Sword Art Online the Movie Progressive trailer and release date

Image

Even though Sword Art Online: Alicization is over, there is still more Sword Art Online for the fans. Announced before, there is plans of another Sword Art Online movie titled Sword Art Online the Movie – Progressive – Aria of a Starless Night. The movie will be based on the light novel Sword Art Online Progressive which is written by the same creator Reki Kawahara and the plot of Progressive is a retelling of the story of Aincrad where Kirito, Asuna and many others was trapped for two years. The movie will be released in theaters in Autumn 2021. Revealed in this new trailer, an original anime character will be joining the movie named Mito who will be voiced by Inori Minase (same voice actress who voiced Rem from Re:ZERO – Starting Life in Another World -). I will try to keep you guys updated on the movie news, but know that it’s going to be on the fall this year and let’s hope there won’t be any delays from Covid-19.

source: Funimation

Violet Evergarden movie arrives in NA theaters

https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/4rgrWPYsQzsKyZSlQXq7kg--/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTUyOC42Nzc3OTIwNDEwNzgz/https://media-mbst-pub-ue1.s3.amazonaws.com/creatr-uploaded-images/2020-11/0504fbb1-307d-11eb-ba7e-7d0f899b39d0

Better late than never! It’s been announced from Funimation that the heartwarming Kyoto Animation anime Violet Evergarden’s movie is finally coming to the west in select theaters. Tickets went on sale on March 19th and the movie will be played in select theaters on March 30th for English subtitles. Violet Evergarden The Movie takes place after the events of the anime series.

synopsis:

The movie concludes Violet’s story as a former child soldier reintegrating into society after the war and searching for her life’s purpose. Employed as an Auto Memory Doll hired to write other people’s thoughts into letters, Violet seeks to understand the meaning of the words, “I love you,” said to her by the person she held dearest during the war’s final leg.

Source: Funimation

The Promised Neverland season 2 joins Toonami on April

Did The Promised Neverland Season 2 Skip Over a Fan-Favorite Arc?

Hey everyone! This is Matthew and I am here to give you some anime news regarding to Toonami. If you guys are enjoying the new seasons from Attack on Titan and Food Wars, get ready for another anime title to rejoin Toonami. The anime The Promised Neverland is coming back to Toonami with a season 2. The Promised Neverland is expected to take over SSSS.Gridman slot in the schedule on April 10th. Here is the new schedule for April 10th:

12:00 a.m. – Dragon Ball Super
12:30 a.m. – Attack on Titan
1:00 a.m. – Food Wars!
1:30 a.m. – The Promised Neverland
2:00 a.m. – Fire Force
2:30 a.m. – Black Clover
3:00 a.m. – Naruto: Shippuden
3:30 a.m. – Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

Are you guys looking forward to seeing this anime return?

Demon Slayer the movie Mugen Train will be arriving to NA theaters and digital!

Rejoice Demon Slayer fans because the long awaited movie is coming to North America! The anime movie Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train will finally heading towards North American theaters. Revealed online, Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train will be in theaters, 4DX and IMAX in subbed and dubbed on April 23rd. Depending on preference, the movie will be subbed and dubbed. However, if you can’t see it in theaters, fans can still watch this movie at home via digital. The digital version of this movie will be released on June 22. Preorders for digital will begin on April 26th

Here is the digital outlets you can use if you want to watch at home:

  • Apple TV
  • Microsoft Store
  • Vudu
  • Google Play
  • PlayStation Store
  • Amazon

Funimation synopsis:

Set after the events of the television anime series, Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train has Tanjiro, Nezuko, Zenitsu, and Inosuke embark on a new mission. Together with one of the most powerful swordsmen of the Demon Slayer Corps, Flame Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku, they investigate the mysterious disappearance of over 40 people aboard the Mugen Train.

Sonic X anime spoiler review

Rightstuf synopsis:

The Evil Doctor Eggman has gathered the seven Chaos Emeralds for his latest dastardly scheme, but like a bolt from the blue, Sonic the Hedgehog arrives to save the day! Only this time, an accident triggers Chaos Control, Hurling everyone into a different world, a world that looks an awful lot like our own. To get home, Sonic together with Tails, Amy, Knuckles, and all the gang must find the Chaos Emeralds. But he’s not the only one looking for them! Doctor Eggman has come to this world as well, and while the other might just want to return, Eggman sees a new land ripe for making part of his Eggman Empire! The race is on, and when it comes to speed, there’s no way Sonic can lose! Don’t blink and don’t think, because Sonic X is out of this world!

(Warning: Spoilers in this review!)

Ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/matthat

Continue reading