News Funimation to Dub D.Gray-man, Servamp, Zestiria, Danganronpa 3, Arslan, Love Live! Sunshine, More
posted on 2016-07-14 00:40 EDT
Funimation announced on Wednesday that it will provide English broadcast dubs for the D.Gray-man Hallow, Servamp, Tales of Zestiria the X, Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School: Future Arc, Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School: Despair Arc, The Heroic Legend of Arslan: Dust Storm Dance, Love Live! Sunshine!!, planetarian, Cheer Boys!!, First Love Monster, The Disastrous Life of Saiki K., Handa-kun, Show By Rock!! Short!!, and Puzzle & Dragons X. In addition, it will continue its broadcast dub for the Endride anime.
Yoshiharu Ashino (Tweeny Witches, Cross Ange, First Squad) is directing the anime at TMS Entertainment, with scripts by Michiko Yokote (Shirobako, Prison School, Dagashi Kashi), Tatsuto Higuchi (My-Otome, Bakumatsu Gijinden Roman, Schwarzes Marken), and Kenichi Yamashita (Koutetsu Sangokushi, Ishida and Asakura, Actually, I Am…). Yousuke Kabashima (The Girl Who Leapt Through Space, Lord Marksman and Vanadis) is adapting the character designs for animation, and is also serving as chief animation director. Yasuhiro Moriki (Ninja Robots, Crest of the Stars, Bakuon!!) is credited for design. Kaoru Wada is returning from the previous D.Gray-man anime to compose the music.
The dub for Servamp will premiere on July 20. Funimation is streaming the series with English subtitles.
The production reunites the main staff and studio of the Aoharu x Machinegun anime. Itto Sara, who served in a supervisory position in Aoharu x Machinegun, now serves as chief director. Hideaki Nakano is directing the anime at Brains Base. Kenji Konuta is in charge of series composition, and Junko Yamanaka is designing the characters for animation.
The dub for Tales of Zestiria the X will premiere on August 3 in the United States and Canada, and on August 4 for the United Kingdom and Ireland. Funimation is streaming the series with English subtitles.
Haruo Sotozaki (Tales of Zestiria: Dōshi no Yoake, Tales of Symphonia the Animation) is directing the series at ufotable, and ufotable is also writing the script. Akira Matsushima (Tales of Symphonia the Animation, Tales of Zestiria: Dōshi no Yoake) is adapting the character designs from Mutsumi Inomata, Kousuke Fujishima, Daigo Okumura, and Minoru Iwamoto for animation, and Motoi Sakuraba and Gō Shiina are composing the music.
The dub for Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School: Future Arc will premiere on August 10 for the United States and Canada, and August 11 for the United Kingdom and Ireland, while the dub for Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School: Despair Arc will premiere on August 11.
The television anime series will be the conclusion of the "Hope's Peak Academy" series' original story. The anime will premiere both its "Side: Future" and "Side: Despair" parts in July. As a result, two new Danganronpa 3 episodes will premiere every week. "Future Arc" will focus on the characters from the first game installment, while "Despair Arc" will tell the story of the characters of the Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair game. The anime will illustrate what happened to the characters before the events of the game.
For "Despair Arc," Kazutaka Kodaka is in charge of the original scenario concepts and overall supervision. Rui Komatsuzaki is credited with the original character designs, and Seiji Kishi is the chief director. Norimitsu Kaihō (School-Live!, Gunslinger Stratos: The Animation) is in charge of the scenario on the project, and animation studio Lerche is returning to animate the project. Kazuaki Morita and Ryoko Amisaki are designing the anime's characters. The Danganronpa Design Team is credited with the original background designs. Masafumi Takada is composing the music, and Yoshinori Terasawa is the "Otasuke Producer."
The dub for The Heroic Legend of Arslan: Dust Storm Dance will premiere on July 19. Funimation is streaming the series with English subtitles.
The new season will be eight episodes long.
The staff and cast are returning to the new series, but Kyō Yamashita is the new CG director, replacing Daisuke Suzuki, and Tatsuya Shimano is replacing Hiroshi Adachi as the modeling director. Felix Film is replacing SANZIGEN with the 3DCGI. Eir Aoi (Sword Art Online, Fate/Zero) will perform the new season's opening theme song "Tsubasa" (Wings), and Kalafina (Madoka Magica, first season of The Heroic Legend of Arslan) will perform the ending theme song "blaze."
The dub for Love Live! Sunshine!! will premiere on July 30. Funimation is streaming the series with English subtitles.
Kazuo Sakai (Mushi-Uta director, episode director for Love Live! School idol project, Gundam Build Fighters) is directing the series at Sunrise, and Jukki Hanada (all previous Love Live! School idol project anime) is handling the series composition. Yūhei Murota returned to design the characters, and Tatsuya Katou (Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club, Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma) is composing the music at Lantis.
The Love Live! Sunshine!! project was first announced in February 2015. The project's three key phrases are "Reader Participation," "Inspired by μ's," and "Seaside Town Setting." The group's name Aqours was chosen by fans by popular vote.
The dub for planetarian will premiere on August 4. Funimation is streaming the anime with English subtitles.
Naokatsu Tsuda (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series, Inu X Boku Secret Service) is directing and writing both projects at David Production (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series). Shogo Yasukawa (Terraformars, Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure) is writing the scripts alongside Tsuda. Katsuichi Nakayama (Nishi no Yoki Majo - Astraea Testament) and Shunsuke Machitani (episode director for Oreimo, Kurokami The Animation, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders) are the series directors. Hitomi Takechi (Hyperdimension Neptunia) is adapting Eeji Komatsu's original character designs for animation. Sayaka Sasaki is performing the net anime's ending theme song "Twinkle Starlight," Ceui is performing an image song titled "Worlds Pain," and Lia is performing the film's theme song "Hoshi no Fune" (Starship).
The dub for Cheer Boys!! will premiere on August 2. Funimation is streaming the series with English subtitles.
Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee manga creator Hiroyuki Asada is providing the original character designs for the series. Ai Yoshimura (Blue Spring Ride, Dance with Devils) is directing the series at Brains Base, and Reiko Yoshida (Girls und Panzer, Haruchika – Haruta & Chika) is handling the series composition. Hitomi Tsuruta is adapting Asada's designs for animation and is also serving as chief animation director. Rock band Luck Life is performing the opening theme song "Hajime no Ippo" (First Step). The seven main cast members of the anime are performing the ending theme song "LIMIT BREAKERS" under the unit name BREAKERS.
The dub for First Love Monster will premiere on Saturday, July 16. Funimation is streaming the series with English subtitles.
When fifteen-year-old Kaho Nikaidou leaves her sheltered home to start life anew in a Tokyo high school dormitory, the last thing she expects is to nearly get hit by a truck! Saved in the nick of time by a handsome stranger, Kaho falls head over heels for him and, after finally tracking him down, boldly confesses her feelings. Turns out Kaho's mystery savior, Kanade, is the son of Kaho's new landlord! The handsome object of Kaho's affection agrees to go out with her, but her newfound bliss is short-lived when it turns out that her new boyfriend...is a fifth-grader?!
The dub for The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. premieres on August 7. Funimation is streaming the series with English subtitles.
The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. adapts Shūichi Asō's manga from Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump. Hiroaki Sakurai (Di Gi Charat, Maid Sama!) is directing the anime at EGG FIRM and J.C. Staff, and Michiko Yokote (Shirobako, Kyōkai no Rinne) is in charge of series composition. Masayuki Onji (Kimi to Boku., Aoi Hana) is in charge of character design. The new special musical unit Saikic Lover will perform background music for the anime. The group consists of vocalist Yoffy, guitarist Imajo, and arranger Kenichirō Ōishi. Natsuki Hanae will perform the late-night broadcast's opening theme song, and Dempagumi.inc will perform the late-night broadcast's ending theme song.
The dub for Handa-kun premieres on August 5 in the United States and Canada, and August 6 in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Funimation is streaming the series with English subtitles.
Yoshitaka Koyama (Rune Soldier, Noramimi, Kero Kero Chime) is directing the anime at diomedea, while Michiko Yokote (Shirobako, Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, Dagashi Kashi) is supervising and penning the series' scripts alongside scriptwriters Mariko Kunisawa (Hatsukoi Limited, Magimoji Rurumo) and Miharu Hirami (Cookin' Idol Ai! Mai! Main!, Blue Spring Ride). Mayuko Matsumoto (Gingitsune, Kan Colle) is designing the characters.
The dub for Show By Rock!! Short!! will premiere on August 1. Funimation is streaming the series with English subtitles.
Takahiro Ikezoe is returning from the original Show By Rock!! series to again direct Show By Rock!! Short!! at BONES. Touko Machida, who wrote the scripts for the first eight episodes of the original anime, is handling the series composition. Geechs is credited with production cooperation.
The anime centers on the band members of Plasmagica, ShinganCrimsonz, and other bands from the original anime series. Each episode will introduce and feature a different band. The anime will be a "carefree enjoyable" series that shares the worldview of the original TV anime series.
The dub for Puzzle & Dragons X premieres on July 19 for the United States and Canada, and on July 20 for the United Kingdom and Ireland. Funimation is streaming the series with English subtitles.
Funimation describes the story:
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!