Funimation VA Chris Thurman claims responsibility for sending explicit pictures to minors

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In the anime community, it looks like Funimation will have to say goodbye to a voice actor because of his actions. In case you haven’t been online, voice actor Chris Thurman is in deep trouble. It has been reported by news site Bounding Into Comics, that the voice actor has been sending explicit sexual pictures of himself to underage fans. The news of him started around October 18th, when conversations of him and these underage fans was posted online. In this moment, he mentions that he “unintentional” sent pictures of his genitals to one of his fans. After the conversations was leaked to the public, Chris Thurman took it upon himself and claims responsibility for his actions.

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He mentions in his tweet to not harass any collaborators for they were not part of this controversy. According to Bounding into Comics, Thurman was involved in many anime such as My Hero Academia, Tokyo Ghoul:re and Attack on Titan. In One Piece, he voiced the gladiator bull Ulcy during the Dressrosa arc.

Chris Thurman is the second English Voice actor removed from Funimation due to being caught in sexual crimes. The first one was Scott Freeman who was caught in sexual misconduct in 2014. Freeman was the former voice of Issei from High School DxD. According to Bounding Into Comics, despite Freeman doing these crimes, he continued to work with Funimation until 2015 and then Funimation stated they were not aware of his actions.

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*Update* Attack on Titan Final Season will be SimulDub this year!

Update 09/24/20

It has been announced by Funimation that Attack on Titan Final Season will be launched online on December 7th!

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I hope you are ready for this final quarter of 2020 because anime is going to be consuming your free time. I got exciting news from both Funimation and Crunchyroll in regards to the climax of Attack on Titan. Announced today by Funimation, the anime Attack on Titan The Final Season will be released at the same time as Japan later this year. The anime will be released with subbed and dubbed formats for Funimation users. Crunchyroll announced that the anime will be aired globally. Here is where you can watch the anime:

  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • U.K.
  • Ireland
  • South Africa
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Iceland
  • Sweden
  • Norway
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • The  Netherlands
  • LATAM

It’s unknown specifically when will the anime will begin, but it will be this year. This anime was done by MAPPA instead of WIT Studio.

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ICYMI: Funimation and Viz Media partner up for streaming!

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Have you noticed that Funimation is allowing Viz-related anime such as Naruto and Hunter x Hunter on their site? It’s not because Funimation bought the rights for these anime, but more like it was a collaborative idea. It has been recently announced that Funimation and Viz Media are partnering up and allowing Viz anime to be streamed on the Funimation site. Fans who love to watch Naruto, Hunter x Hunter or Sailor Moon will be able to stream these anime from Funimation. To make this more exciting, Viz will be adding more titles this month of September. Here are the listed anime that’s coming to Viz:

  • Terra Formers & Terra Formers Revenge
  • Coppelion
  • Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet
  • Megalobox

All these anime will be subbed and dubbed. The two OVA episodes from Gargantia will be streamed on Funimation as well.

How do you feel about this news?

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My Hero Academia OVA announced!

Great news MHA fans! We may have to wait for season 5 of My Hero Academia, but we can expect some upcoming anime this month. Announced today from Funimation and Crunchyroll, My Hero Academia will be getting a two part OVA episodes According to these sites, these OVAs will be aired at the same time as Japan on August 15th for all regions.; the OVA will be subbed. The OVA us titled “Make It! Do-or-Die Survival Training” and it will be a two-part episode taking place in season 3.

Funimation synopsis:

In this brand-new adventure, some Class 1-A students are sent to hone their survival skills at a training course. Having yet to receive their provisional licenses, they’re eager to cut loose and have a little fun. They quickly discover that the danger they face is no simulation! It’s going to take their combined training, teamwork, and quick thinking if they’re going to pass this assignment!

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Demon Slayer film reveals LiSA song and release date for Western fans

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train

Good news for Demon Slayers fans! If you loved the anime series Demon Slayers, you might have heard the news of the upcoming follow-up movie Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train. Announced today in a trailer, fans in North America is going to have to wait for the movie to come here. Mugen Train will be in theaters in 2021 for the U.S. and Canada, but in Japan the movie is coming in on October 16th, 2020. Funimation and Aniplex USA will give fans what they want in 2021. Also revealed today is that the singer of the opening and ending song LiSA will return and she will compose the movie’s theme song. The song is called “Homura” (translated as flame). Are you excited?

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Viz movies Berserk and Sailor Moon R joins Funimation in August

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It looks like you might need a Funimation account to watch your Viz anime shows and movies because with permission from Viz, these movies are coming to Funimation via streaming!

Announced early morning of August 1st, Funimation and Viz partnered up and will allow these Viz movies Sailor Moon R and Berserk: The Golden Age Arc movie in their Viz streaming library. On August 7th, the movie Sailor Moon R: The Movie is joining Funimation. On August 14th, two of the Berserk movies will be added to the Viz anime catalog: Berserk: The Golden Arc Age II – The Battle for Doldrey and Berserk: The Golden Age Arc III – The Advent.

Sailor Moon R: The Movie synopsis:

It’s an ordinary day for Sailor Moon and her fellow Guardians, until Mamoru’s past puts the Earth at risk! As a child, he gave lonely alien Fiore a rose as a gesture of gratitude for his friendship.

Since then, Fiore has been searching the galaxy for a flower worthy of the favor. Alas, his choice of the mysterious Xenian flower sends the Guardians hurtling into space to save Mamoru—and the Earth!

Berserk: The Golden Age Arc synopsis:

Berserk: The Golden Age Arc II – The Battle for Doldrey

No one has ever breached the impenetrable Fortress of Doldrey. But the Band of the Hawk and their enigmatic leader Griffith are ready for the challenge, as they continue to win every battle, gaining notoriety throughout the Kingdom of Midland. And with Guts’ gigantic sword in the ranks, such a task should prove trivial.

Berserk: The Golden Age Arc III – The Advent

After hearing rumors about his old allies, Guts decides to reunite with the Band of the Hawk, only to discover his former ally Casca now leading. The Hawks plot to free Griffith, who was imprisoned for treason.

But the man they save isn’t the same after a year of horrific torture. All that remains is the Crimson Behelit around his neck, which will soon darken his heart along with the sky.

Mark your calendars for these movies in August.

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Hunter x Hunter anime joins Funimation for UK

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Great news for the people at the United Kingdom! Viz once again has teamed up with Funimation and brought another well-known Shonen Jump series to the streaming library. If Naruto Shippuden and Boruto is not enough for you to enjoy during quarantine, maybe Hunter x Hunter will make you stay home longer. It has been announced by Funimation that the 2011 anime Hunter x Hunter will be joining Funimation. On July 17th, fans from the UK and Ireland will be able to stream all 148 episodes in English dubbed and subbed.

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Naruto joins the Funimation streaming service!

In case you missed the FunimationCon, the epic ninja anime series Naruto will be part of the Funimation channel for your streaming pleasure. From the official Funimation site, all 220 episodes of the classic Naruto anime will be available to stream with subbed and dubbed format for the United States and Canadian audience.

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For UK fans, you are not forgotten, Funimation has something for you. According to the official site, anyone who is a subscriber in the UK and Ireland will be able to watch all the episodes of Naruto Shippuden. Not only Shippuden, but UK fans will be able to watch the first 51 episodes of Boruto: Naruto Next Generation. Both series will be dubbed and subbed for your viewing preference.

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The World Ends With You anime series announced

Based on the Square Enix video game, the game The World Ends With You is getting a TV anime series!

TWEWY Anime Will Launch Worldwide in 2021 - Siliconera

Announced via Funimation, the 2007 DS game is going to be getting an anime adaptation. According to Funimation, this anime will be released through them in 2021. This series based on the game from the original DS and the character design was done by Tetsuya Nomura who is well known for working on Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy VII Remake.

Plot:

The Worlds Ends with You The Animation follows Neku Sakuraba as he’s thrust into a video game scenario in Shibuya called Reaper’s Game that will have him fighting for his life. Along with the allies he teams up with along the way, Neku will have to make it to the end to see his humanity again.

If you haven’t got the chance to play this game, go play this on the DS, mobile phone or the Switch for the Final Mix. If you already did, get ready for 2021.

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Demon Slayer news: Anime movie and Tamagotchi!

Great news for Demon Slayer fans! Just because this is Independence Day weekend, it doesn’t mean this weekend can’t get any hotter! I got news for you Demon Slayer fanatics!

First,according to the FunimationCon panel today, Funimation announced that they are teaming up with Aniplex of America and release the anime movie Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train in theaters in United States and Canada. There is no news on screen dates yet, but you can rest assure to North American fans that the movie will be heading to the West. This movie takes place after the 26 episodes of the anime series.

If you love the toy virtual pets of Tamagotchi, you might want to snag one of these pets. According to Crunchyroll, there is going to be a Demon Slayer versions of Tamagotchi and they are coming to North America. According to the official Twitter, you can already pre-order and buy your own pet for about $24.99 at any retailer like Amazon, GameStop or Entertainment Earth.

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