News Funimation to Release Testament of Sister New Devil, Orange Anime on Home Video (Updated)
posted on 2017-07-01 21:54 EDT
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North American anime distributor Funimation announced at its Anime Expo panel on Saturday that it will release The Testament of Sister New Devil, its second season The Testament of Sister New Devil Burst, and Orange on home video through its partnership with Crunchyroll. Funimation also announced plans to release Rosario + Vampire on Blu-ray Disc for the first time in late 2017 in a combo pack of the first and second seasons. In addition, Funimation detailed home video releases for Your Name and Speed Racer, and revealed that its DVD release of the third season of D.Gray-Man is slated for this fall.
Funimation didn't reveal a release date for The Testament of Sister New Devil or The Testament of Sister New Devil Burst.
For both The Testament of Sister New Devil anime, Funimation will offer both Standard and Limited Editions, but the Limited Edition will only be available online. It will feature a chipboard box and an artbook with special "ultra-sexy" artwork that will not be available in physical retail stores.
The first 12-episode season of the television anime adaptation premiered on January 7, 2015. Crunchyroll streamed the first season in various territories as it aired. The second season, titled The Testament of Sister New Devil BURST, premiered on October 9, 2015. Crunchyroll also streamed the second season as it aired in Japan. The anime received an original anime disc with the seventh volume of the manga.
The anime adapts Tetsuto Uesu's light novel series of the same name. Kashiwa Miyako launched a manga adaption of the novels in Kadokawa's Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine in May 2013. Seven Seas has licensed the manga for sale in North America, as well as the spin-off manga The Testament of Sister New Devil Storm! by Fumihiro Kiso.
Orange will ship on a Blu-ray Disc and DVD combo pack this fall. Funimation will offer a limited edition that comes with art cards and an artbook with letters from the English dub cast.
Funimation describes the story:
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?
The 13-episode series premiered on July 3, and Crunchyroll streamed it as it aired. Crunchyroll and Funimation had announced in September that Funimation would produce a Broadcast Dub for the series as part of the two companies' new partnership.
The home video release for Your Name is slated for 2017. It will include the “final” version of the film, which includes edits to the theatrical release made under the supervision of director Makoto Shinkai. A standard DVD-only edition, a standard Blu-ray/DVD Combo, and a special edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo will be available. The special edition will feature exclusive artwork and materials from the Japanese release and will not be included with the Standard Editions. Funimation will announced more details in the future.
The film your name opened in Japan in August 2016, and became the fourth highest-grossing film of all time in Japan, the second highest-grossing Japanese film, and the second highest-grossing anime film. As of the end of March, the film had earned 24.8 billion yen (US$229 million) in Japan.
In North America and Canada, the film debuted on April 7, 2017 and earned an estimated total of US$4,676,810 in the United States and Canada after five weeks in theaters. Funimation hosted screenings in the original Japanese with English subtitles and with an English dub.
Funimation will release Speed Racer in a collector's edition Blu-ray Disc and DVD combo pack this fall. Unlike Funimation's earlier dub-only release, the new release will include both Speed Racer and the original Japanese version Mach GoGoGo. The set features the head of Speed Racer with a sound chip.
The 1967-68 car-racing anime Mach Go Go Go was licensed by Trans-Lux and released in the United States in 1967 as Speed Racer. The worldwide rights for the Speed Racer property reverted to Tatsunoko Production from American licensing company Speed Racer Enterprises (SRE) in 2011, though Tatsunoko filed lawsuits against SRE to uphold the reversion, and they were not dismissed until 2014.
Update: For both The Testament of Sister New Devil anime, Funimation will offer both Standard and Limited Editions, but the Limited Edition will only be available online. It will feature a chipboard box and an artbook with special "ultra-sexy" artwork that will not be available in physical retail stores.
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