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Funimation to Release Anime-Gataris, Konohana Kitan, Urahara Anime on Home Video in December

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
All 3 series premiered in October 2017

Funimation announced at its panel at the San Japan XI convention on Saturday that it will release the Anime-Gataris, Konohana Kitan, and Urahara television anime series on home video in December. Funimation will release all three series on DVD and Blu-ray Disc, and digitally.

Funimation will release Anime-Gataris on December 11. DMM Pictures' original television anime premiered in Japan in October 2017, and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired. Funimation streamed the 12-episode series with an English dub.

Funimation describes the story:

Even though Minoa Asagaya is a novice when it comes to anime, she's recruited into her high school's anime research club during her freshman year. She turns into an obsessed fan, and she and her friends constantly engage in rapid-fire banter about the latest shows. Despite the protests of the student council club and the imminent destruction of the world, there's always time to chat about anime!

Kenshirō Morii (Gakumon! ~Ōkami Shōjo wa Kujikenai~, Wake Up, Girl Zoo!) directed the anime at Wao World. Hiroshi Kubo was the assistant director, and Mitsutaka Hirota (The Prince of Tennis II, Sweetness & Lightning) was in charge of series composition. so-shi (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood ED director) designed the characters and was also credited as chief animation director. Keigo Hoashi and Kuniyuki Takahashi composed the music.

Funimation will release Konohana Kitan on December 11. The 12-episode television anime adaptation of Sakuya Amano's Konohana Kitan manga premiered in October 2017. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired, and Funimation streamed an English dub.

Funimation describes the story:

Tucked away in a village inhabited by yokai is a beautiful hot spring inn waiting to greet travelers from all around. Working here are several cute fox mononoke, including their newest employee, Yuzu. Clumsy and a little oblivious, Yuzu charms everyone around her while learning what it takes to work in this high-class inn!

Hideki Okamoto (Nagasarete Airantou, Nana to Kaoru, D.C. II: Da Capo II) directed the series at Lerche. Takao Yoshioka (WATAMOTE, Ikki Tousen, Elfen Lied) handled the series composition, and Keiko Kurosawa (Scum's Wish, Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle) was the character designer.

Funimation will release Urahara on December 18. The 12-episode series adapts Patrick Macias, Mugi Tanaka, and Crunchyroll's PARK Harajuku: Crisis Team! webcomic, and it premiered in October 2017. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired, and Funimation streamed an English dub.

Crunchyroll describes the story of PARK Harajuku: Crisis Team!:

Several years from now, the great cities of the world will be destroyed by creatures from another planet. Their next target is…Tokyo's famed Harajuku district! Only a trio of treasure-seeking shop girls can hope to save the day. But first, do they have what it takes to become members of the PARK Harajuku: Crisis Team?

Amika Kubo, the animator for the title sequence of the Beppin-san television drama, directed the anime at Shirogumi Inc. and EMT Squared. Masatsugu Arakawa (Nurse Witch Komugi, Bottom Biting Bug) was the chief director. Natsuko Takahashi (Love Tyrant, Kenka Banchō Otome: Girl Beats Boys) was in charge of series composition. The production was a collaboration between Crunchyroll and Chinese video sharing website bilibili.

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