FUNimation Announces 4 New Simulcasts

Looks like FUNimation just couldn’t wait until tonight’s Dubbletalk show and decided to update their original blog post with 4 new shows. There is no indication whether or not there are more shows on the way however we’re now at around the amount FUNimation normally has so I wouldn’t expect much more. No dates or times were given unless noted. (* indicates US and Canada only)

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The Heroic Legend of Arslan: Dust Storm Dance*: The second season of The Heroic Legend of Arslan which FUNimation streamed and dubbed. Based on Yoshiki Tanaka and Hiromu Arakawa’s manga running in Weekly Shounen Magazine since 2013 and directed by Noriyuki Abe at LIDENFILMS. FUNimation describes the 8 episode series as:

From the creator of Fullmetal Alchemist comes the conclusion of an epic adventure. The Lusitania forces continue to hold rule over the Kingdom of Pars despite Arslan’s fierce
battle against Lord Silver Mask. Arslan continues to fight for his rightful throne, but there are still many conflicts left to resolve. But the biggest mystery—who are his parents? And is that an answer he’s prepared to face?

 

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Cheer Boys!! (Tuesdays starting July 5 @ 6:30 AM PT): Ai Yoshimura directs this show at Brain’s Base which is based off Ryo Asai’s novel published by Shueisha. FUNimation describes the series as:

Haruki Bandou was born into a family of Judo marital artists and expected to continue the family legacy. But he’s about to trade Judo for…cheerleading?! When his childhood friend Kazuma Hashimoto invites him to join the BREAKERS, a male cheerleading club, Haru finds himself amongst a quirky group of boys. Can this squad of slightly odd and cute members make a breakthrough in college athletics?

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The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.: A series made up up 5 shorts a week with the 5 being combined once a week (which is likely what FUNimation will be streaming) based on Shuichi Asou’s manga which started in Weekly Shounen Jump in 2012 and directed by Hiroaki Sakurai at J.C. Staff and Eggfirm FUNimation describes the series as:

Kusuo Saiki is a typical 16-year-old high school student… except he has psychic powers. He can use them to get whatever he wants, but he also knows everything that people are thinking. Everything. No surprises, no secrets, no normal human experiences. He’s kept his powers in check since childhood, but with the temptations of high school now on his mind, he’s bending the rules—and spoons.

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Puzzle & Dragons X: Caught me a little off-guard as I wasn’t expecting this to get licensed but here we are. Based off the 3DS game off the same name by GungHo Entertainment with currently no directorial information (though it is being done by Studio Pierrot) FUNimation describes the series as:

From the studio Pierrot, that brought you Kingdom and Tokyo Ghoul comes a series based off of the hit game Puzzle & Dragons. Dorogoza Island is rich in “Drop Energy” that players can use on friendly monsters. Once strong enough, they can face enemies in puzzle wars. Winners reap rewards, but what happens to the losers? Only the brave can take on these monstrous challenges!

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Planetarian: Another surprise but FUNimation has announced a license for the upcoming net anime, Planetarian. Based on VisualArt’s/Key’s 2004 Kinetic Novel and adapted by Naokatsu Tsuda at David Production FUNimation describes the series as:

For thirty years, companion robot Hoshino Yumemi has patiently waited to show someone the stars. Left in an abandoned planetarium, she sits hoping for customers that will never show. That is, until a Junker– a plunderer of goods and artifacts from the ruins of civilization—stumbles upon the crumbling establishment. Will he help her repair the planetarium, or will she be alone once more?

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