Anime News

Funimation Showcases Steins;Gate 2017 Film



English Dub Trailer

Funimation released it's first English Dub trailer of the upcoming Steins' Gate Movie today.

North American anime distributor FUNimation Entertainment announced that it has scheduled its release of Steins;Gate– The Movie – Load Region of Déjà Vu (Steins;Gate Fuka Ryōiki no Déjà vu) for 2017.

The film reunites the Steins;Gate television series' cast and staff with a completely new story set after the "true end" of the television series. Funimation had announced in 2014 that it had licensed the film.

Funimation will announce more details of the movie's release sometime this year, when PQube will release Steins;Gate 0 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in Europe and North America.

Steins;Gate – The Movie – Load Region of Déjà Vu opened in Japan in April 2013, and earned 550 million yen (about US$5.6 million) at the box office.​

The 24-episode Steins;Gate television anime series premiered in April 2011. Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired, and Funimation later released the series on home video in 2012 and again in 2014.

A rebroadcast of the original Steins;Gate anime in Japan took an alternate route toward the Steins;Gate 0 story in December. An anime adaptation of Steins;Gate 0 has been green-lit.​


Amagi Brilliant Park English Dub Trailer



Sentia Filmworks To Release The Series

Sentai Filmworks began streaming a full trailer for its English dub of Amagi Brilliant Park on Friday. The company also announced the full English cast list.

The series stars Adam Gibbs as Seiya Kanie, Molly Searcy as Isuzu Sento, and Cindy Lou Parker as Princess Latifah. To view the rest of the cast, under ADR director Christopher Ayres and ADR writer Katelyn Barr please click the read more button down below.

Tiffany Grant as Moffle​
Allison Keith-Shipp as Macaron​
Jessica Calvello as Tiramy​
Emily Neves as Muse​
Luci Christian as Sylphy​
Juliet Simmons as Kobory​
Allison Sumrall as Salama​
Mark X Laskowski as Triken​
Clint Bickham as Wanipee​
Josh Morrison as Rubrum the Red Dragon​
David Wald as Dornell​
John Gremillion as Jaw​

Sentai Filmworks will release the series on Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and limited edition Blu-ray/DVD combo pack on February 28. The limited edition includes a booklet, sticker sheets, iron token, mirror button, metal pin set with card, authenticity card, park brochures, and a map poster.

The "slapstick drama" begins with Seiya Kanie, a high school boy who is invited on a date in an amusement park by a mysterious beautiful transfer student named Isuzu Sento. He is introduced to Latifah, a "real" princess and the park's manager, and is asked to be the acting manager of this "disappointing amusement park in the Tokyo suburbs."

Yasuhiro Takemoto (Full Metal Panic!, Lucky Star, Hyōka) directed the anime at Kyoto Animation. The anime premiered in Japan in October 2014, and Crunchyroll began streaming the series in May 2015.​


Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions Dub Clip Featuring Joey Wheeler



Plus Interview With Eric Stuart The Voice Of Seto Kaiba

The official Yu-Gi-Oh! YouTube channel began streaming on Thursday a video clip from the English dub of the upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions anime film. The clip shows a scene where Joey Wheeler (Wayne Grayson) is quickly biking to school.

Additionally, the company began streaming an interview with Eric Stuart the voice of Seto Kaiba.

Voice actor Billy Bob Thompson revealed on Monday that he will voice the role of Kudaragi in the film. He also voices a fighter pilot, as seen in a new English-dubbed clip from Crunchyroll.

The original English dub cast is returning for the new movie. Voice actor Daniel J. Edwards will portray the new character Aigami.

Crunchyroll previously streamed a two-minute sneak peek video from the English dub of the film on Sunday.

The film premieres in the United States & Canada on January 27, 2017, and will screen in more than 500 theaters in the two countries. Attendees will receive a Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card while supplies last. Screenvision Media began offering pre-sale tickets last month for screenings in the United States.

Manga Entertainment and 4K Media will open the film in the United Kingdom & Ireland on February 1, 2017.


Amagi Brilliant Park English Dub



Molly Searcy as Isuzu Sento

Sentai Filmworks announced with a video on Tuesday that Molly Searcy will play Isuzu Sento in its English dub of Amagi Brilliant Park.

Searcy joins Adam Gibbs as Seiya Kanie and Cindy Lou Parker as Princess Latifah.

Sentai Filmworks will release the series on Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and limited edition Blu-ray/DVD combo pack on February 28. The limited edition includes a booklet, sticker sheets, iron token, mirror button, metal pin set with card, authenticity card, park brochures, and a map poster.

The "slapstick drama" begins with Seiya Kanie, a high school boy who is invited on a date in an amusement park by a mysterious beautiful transfer student named Isuzu Sento. He is introduced to Latifah, a "real" princess and the park's manager, and is asked to be the acting manager of this "disappointing amusement park in the Tokyo suburbs."

Yasuhiro Takemoto (Full Metal Panic!, Lucky Star, Hyōka) directed the anime at Kyoto Animation. The anime premiered in Japan in October 2014, and Crunchyroll began streaming the series in May 2015.​


Amazon Reveals Ronja the Robber's Daughter



English-Dubbed Trailer

Amazon released a trailer on Monday for its upcoming release of Goro Miyazaki and POLYGON PICTURES' Ronja the Robber's Daughter television anime as an Amazon Original Kids Series on its Amazon Prime Video streaming platform. The trailer reveals that Amazon will begin streaming the series on January 27.

David Freedman adapted and directed the English version. Actress Gillian Anderson (The X-Files) narrates the series.

The anime adapts a children's book of the same name by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren (Pippi Longstocking).

Amazon Describes The Story:

The daughter of a professional robber, Ronja realizes the complicated nature of her father's profession when she befriends Birk, the child of a rival tribe. Ronja struggles to balance the relationship with her family and the bond with her self-proclaimed brother Birk as she comes to understand the intricate issues of family and friendship and how differences can be overcome with the help of love and understanding.

Goro Miyazaki (Tales from Earthsea, From Up On Poppy Hill) directed the Ronja the Robber's Daughter television anime series, titled Sanzoku no Musume Ronia in Japan. POLYGON PICTURES (Knights of Sidonia, The Sky Crawlers) animated the 3D CG series in collaboration with Studio Ghibli. Hiroyuki Kawasaki (The Irresponsible Captain Tylor, Sorcerer Hunters, Ryoko's Case File, Psychic Detective Yakumo) handled the series composition. NHK Enterprise produced the series, and NHK and Dwango handled production and writing.

The series premiered in Japan in October 2014 and ran for 26 episodes. United Kingdom-based distributor Serious Lunch acquired the worldwide rights to the series and announced in 2015 that it was seeking English-language broadcasters.

The anime won the Animation category at the International Emmy Kids Awards last April.​


Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions Film



English Dub Video Previews

Media distribution service Crunchyroll began streaming on Sunday a two-minute sneak peek video from the English dub of the upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions anime film. The video previews a scene where Yugi Muto (Dan Green) talks about Yami Yugi with Joey Wheeler (Wayne Grayson) and Téa Gardner (Amy Birnbaum), and a second scene where a Neo Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon seems to attack a crashing jet at a Kaiba Corporation stadium.

The official Yu-Gi-Oh! YouTube channel began streaming a video last week showing a scene where Yugi meets up with Téa.

The company confirmed that the original English dub cast is returning for the new movie. Voice actor Daniel J. Edwards will portray the new character Aigami.

The film premieres in the United States and Canada on January 27, 2017, and will screen in more than 500 theaters in the two countries. Attendees will receive a Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card while supplies last. Screenvision Media began offering pre-sale tickets last month for screenings in the United States.

Manga Entertainment and 4K Media will open the film in the United Kingdom and Ireland on February 1, 2017.

The Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions film opened in Japan on April 23 on 137 screens, and eventually earned more than 1 billion yen (about US$9 million). The film also received 4DX and MX4D screenings in Japan beginning on September 24.

A new Yu-Gi-Oh! anime series will premiere in spring 2017 on TV Tokyo. The series will feature a new protagonist, Yūsaku Fujiki.​


Amagi Brilliant Park English Dub Cast



Cindy Lou Parker as Princess Latifah

Sentai Filmworks announced with a video on Tuesday that Cindy Lou Parker will play Princess Latifah in its English dub of Amagi Brilliant Park.

Sentai Filmworks will release the series on Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and limited edition Blu-ray/DVD combo pack on February 28. The limited edition includes a booklet, sticker sheets, iron token, mirror button, metal pin set with card, authenticity card, park brochures, and a map poster (picture shown right).

The "slapstick drama" begins with Seiya Kanie, a high school boy who is invited on a date in an amusement park by a mysterious beautiful transfer student named Isuzu Sento. He is introduced to Latifah, a "real" princess and the park's manager, and is asked to be the acting manager of this "disappointing amusement park in the Tokyo suburbs."

Yasuhiro Takemoto (Full Metal Panic!, Lucky Star, Hyōka) directed the anime at Kyoto Animation. The anime premiered in Japan in October 2014, and Crunchyroll began streaming the series in May 2015.​


Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions Film's 3rd Trailer Previews English Dub



Hits Theaters January 27th

The official Yu-Gi-Oh! YouTube channel began streaming the third trailer for the Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions anime film on Tuesday, previewing the English dub. The company confirmed that the original English dub cast is returning for the new movie; the trailer features Amy Birnbaum as Téa Gardner, Marc Thompson as Duke Devlin, and Ted Lewis as Ryo Bakura. The trailer also previews the new character Aigami's English voice, portrayed by Daniel J. Edwards.

Voice actors Dan Green and Eric Stuart are reprising their roles as Yugi Muto/Yami Yugi and Seto Kaiba, respectively, for the North American English dub of the film.

The film premieres in the United States and Canada on January 27, 2017, and will screen in more than 500 theaters in the two countries. Attendees will receive a Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card while supplies last. Screenvision Media began offering pre-sale tickets last month for screenings in the United States.

Manga Entertainment and 4K Media will open the film in the United Kingdom and Ireland on February 1, 2017.

The Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions film opened in Japan on April 23 on 137 screens, and eventually earned more than 1 billion yen (about US$9 million). The film also received 4DX and MX4D screenings in Japan beginning on September 24.

A new Yu-Gi-Oh! anime series will premiere in spring 2017 on TV Tokyo. The series will feature a new protagonist, Yūsaku Fujiki.​


Funimation Reveals English Dub Cast For Aria the Scarlet Ammo AA Anime



Home Video Release In April

FUNimation Entertainment announced the English dub casts on Sunday for the Aria the Scarlet Ammo AA (Aria the Scarlet Ammo Double A) television anime series. Funimation will release the title on home video in April.

The English Dub Cast For "Aria the Scarlet Ammo AA" Is:

Madeleine Morris as Akari Mamiya
Leah Clark as Aria H. Kanzaki
Amber Lee Connors as Shino Sasaki
Kristi Kang as Raika Hino
Monica Rial as Kirin Shima
Sara Ragsdale as Urara Takachiho
Alex Moore as Kyochikutou
Luci Christian as Riko Mine
Morgan Garrett as Hina Fuma
Lynsey Hale as Yuyu
Steph Garrett as Yaya
Marla Acevedo as Nonoka Mamiya
Michelle Rojas as Suimitsutou
Brina Palencia as Shirayuki Hotogi
Todd Haberkorn as Kinji Toyama
Jad Saxton as Reki

Funimation Describes The Series:

In this spinoff of the original Aria the Scarlet Ammo series, Aria Kanzaki, the flat chested dual-wielding Butei is back! And this time, she's got a new partner. Akari Mamiya is a first year in the assault department and a low ranked Butei. She dreams of being as powerful as Aria, but her skills simply aren't up to par yet. She gets a chance to be trained by her idol when she and Aria are matched as mentee and mentor, but it turns out there's more to teaching than skill!

The 12-episode anime series premiered in October 2015. Funimation streamed the series as it aired.​


Funimation Reveals English Dub Cast For Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid



Home Video Release In April

FUNimation Entertainment announced the English dub casts on Sunday for the Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid television anime series. Funimation will release the title on home video in April.

The English Dub Cast for Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid Is:

Mandy Lane as Mirei
Kayla Hardwick as Mamori
Janelle Lutz as Akira
Roseanne Palmer as Kasumi
Monica Rial as Charlotte
Brittney Karbowski as Meifeng
Cecilia Higginbotham as Rain
Haley Esposito as Miyasato
Sara Ragsdale as Kouzuki
Terri Doty as Saejima

Funimation Describes The Series:

After adorable “mermaid” Mamori is transferred to one of five artificial islands, she's cornered, attacked and eventually saved by another beautiful transfer named Mirei. Unfortunately, even after the girl intervenes, Mamori's attackers refuse to let up. Just when they think all hope is lost, Mirei and Mamori share a passionate kiss that turns the little “mermaid” into a powerful sword in this new show from series composer Yousuke Kuroda (Highschool of the Dead, Mobile Suit Gundam 00) and ARMS studio (Ikki Tousen, Queen's Blade, Elfen Lied).

The 12-episode anime series premiered in October 2015. Funimation streamed the anime as it aired in Japan.