Line-Up of Eighteen SimulDub Shows Includes "Drifters," "Keijo!!!!!!!!," "91 Days," "Mob Psycho 100," "Orange," "ReLIFE," and "Joker Game"FLOWER MOUND, Texas, Oct. 4, 2016 — (PRNewswire) — This fall, Funimation® will be bringing English dub fans an amazing season of SimulDub™ shows. Based on fan requests to SimulDub as many shows as possible, Funimation will SimulDub 18 of the total 19 shows in its Fall 2016 season – exceeding last season's record count of SimulDub shows (formerly Broadcast Dubs). Fans will now be able to enjoy the first of many new shows that are now available as a result of Funimation's partnership with Crunchyroll announced last month. All SimulDub shows will stream in commercial-free 1080p each week and are available exclusively to Premium (formerly All-AccessPass) subscribers.
"We have invested a lot to bring dub release to as close to the Japanese broadcast as possible," said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and founder of Funimation. "From new titles like 'Drifters' and 'Keijo!!!!!!!!' to fan favorites including 'Orange' and 'ReLIFE' – we have something for everyone."
The volume of SimulDub shows this season is made possible by Funimaton's integrated in-house studio. As previously announced, Funimation is now able to produce a SimulDub in as soon as two weeks after an episode airs in Japan. SimulDub shows allow fans to enjoy a wide selection of titles months before they are released on home video.
"We're extremely pleased to once again raise the bar and bring our fans a record number of SimulDub shows this season," said Mike DuBoise, EVP and COO of Funimation. "Our proven ability to produce a SimulDub episode within two weeks truly sets Funimation apart in the industry and enables us to not only bring content quicker to our current subscribers but also create a whole new audience by making anime more accessible with English language dubs. "
Fall 2016 SimulDub Line-Up
Mob Psycho 100
Alderamin On The Sky
Izetta, the Last Witch
Yuri on Ice
Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru
Kiss Him, Not Me 1
The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.
Puzzle & Dragons X
Show by Rock!! 2
One Piece 2
1 U.S. and Canada only
2 Simulcast only
Select Fall 2016 Series Synopses
Samurai Shimazu Toyohisa is transported to another world moments before dying in the historical Battle of Sekigahara. He becomes part of a group known as "Drifters" and is forced to battle against other legendary warriors in an ultimate death game.
Second-year student, Naho Takamiya, receives a letter from her future self that warns of a tragedy to befall a shy boy she will come to know. Can Naho and a close group of friends change the future or must they live with a regret that can never be erased?
Welcome to the boob-smashing, booty-battling sport of Keijo, where girls take on girls with nothing more than their bounciest assets. Entering the fight for her first time, Nozomi Kaminashi can't wait for her chance to bring home the big bucks.
Izetta, the Last Witch
In 1940, a mysterious power awakens in the midst of a European war. The last witch has come to the aid of the princess of a small country, combining magic and weaponry to take on enemies.
Yuri on Ice
After letting down his country and suffering defeat, Yuri Katsuki retires from ice skating. But a run-in with champion Viktor Nikiforov and rising star Yuri Plisetsky ignites a new fire within him. With their support, Yuri takes to the ice once more.
Kiss Him, Not Me
When her favorite anime character dies, avid boys' love fan Kae Serinuma loses weight and gains attention from the boys in her class. From pretty average to prettiest girl, Kae just wants these boys to date each other, not her!
Kensuke Hanasaki meets a mysterious boy named Yoshio Kobayashi who cannot die. Intrigued by Kobayashi, Kensuke invites him to join the Boys' Detective Team. But danger awaits and their fate will lead them down a dark path.
The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. – Full Episodes: Sundays at 2:05pm ET
Kusuo Saiki is a typical 16-year-old high school student… except he has psychic powers. As the everyday trials of high school get ridiculously complicated, just how long can he keep his powers a secret from his classmates?
Puzzle & Dragons X – Tuesdays at 9:00pm ET
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!
In addition to exclusive access to SimulDub shows, Premium members can also watch Funimation's entire library of content – from the latest simulcast shows to an almost endless catalog of dubbed and subtitled anime episodes and movies – all in commercial-free, high quality video. A Premium subscription to FunimationNow is $5.99 per month and is available at funimation.com/subscribe.
For more information on Funimation's Fall 2016 SimulDub line-up, visit funimation.com/fall.
About Funimation Entertainment
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