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Funimation Adds Dances with the Dragons Anime to Simuldub Lineup

posted on by Karen Ressler
Fantasy series premieres April 5 in Japan

FUNimation Entertainment announced on Friday that it will offer a simuldub for the Dances with the Dragons anime. The company has not yet announced a premiere date.

In addition, Funimation will continue its simuldubs of Black Clover, Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card, Basilisk: The Ouka Ninja Scrolls, DARLING in the FRANXX, Hakyū Hōshin Engi, and Katana Maidens. As previously announced, Funimation will stream a dub for My Hero Academia's third season, and the first six episodes will debut the same day as the Japanese version.

Dances with the Dragons will premiere in Japan on TBS on April 5 late at night at 1:58 a.m. (effectively April 6).

The story of Labo Asai's original Saredo Tsumibito wa Ryū to Odoru: Dances with the Dragons light novel series revolves around "jushiki" (lit. spell equations), the equations that govern the quantum constant "h" of action, change the laws of physics at the local scale, give birth to TNT explosives and poison gas, and cause incredible physical phenomena such as plasma and nuclear fusion. Two "jushikishi" (spell equationists) who use jushiki in battle are Gayus (who deals with bad luck with tact) and the beautiful but cruel sword-wielder Gigina. These two bounty hunters are caught up in a battle with dragons in the city of Eridana and in the intrigue of great nations.

Hiroshi Nishikiori (A Certain Magical Index, Azumanga Daioh) is the chief director, and Hirokazu Hanai (episode director for The Future Diary, The Pilot's Love Song) is directing the series at Seven Arcs Pictures. Takayo Ikami (Penguindrum, Beautiful Bones -Sakurako's Investigation-) is in charge of series composition, and Masaru Kitao (Death Note, Pops) is designing the characters. fripSide (Clockwork Planet, A Certain Scientific Railgun) will perform the opening theme song "divine criminal," and Maon Kurosaki (Drifters, The Fruit of Grisaia) will perform the ending theme song "décadence."

Asai launched the Saredo Tsumibito wa Ryū to Odoru novel series with illustrations by Miyagi in 2003, and switched publishers from Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko to Shogakukan's Gagaga Bunko in 2008. (After the publisher switch, Asai rewrote the story and added the Dances with the Dragons subtitle to its title.) Illustrator Zain replaced Miyagi starting in the 14th volume of Gagaga Bunko's run. The 21st volume shipped on March 20.

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