Funimation Adds Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry, Free! Anime Films
posted on by Alex Mateo
Funimation announced on Monday that it has added the following films to its catalog:
- Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry
- High Speed! -Free! Starting Days-
- Free! The Movie -Timeless Medley- the Bond
- Free! The Movie -Timeless Medley- the Promise
- Free! -Take Your Marks-
- Live-action Tokyo Ghoul
The Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry anime film will stream in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.
Funimation screened the film in U.S. and Canadian theaters in Japanese with English subtitles in August 2017. Funimation premiered the film in Japanese with English subtitles at Anime Central in May 2017. The film opened in Japan on May 2017, and earned 53,888,700 yen (about US$474,848) in its first weekend to rank at #10.
The four Free! anime films will stream in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland.
High Speed! -Free! Starting Days- was directly inspired by the High Speed! novel that had been loosely adapted into the original Free! television anime. Whereas the Free! anime centers on Haruka and the other swimmers during high school, High Speed! followed the characters during middle school. The film opened in Japan in December 2015.
Free! The Movie -Timeless Medley- the Promise is the second of two anime compilation films for the Free! franchise, and it opened in Japan in July 2017. The first compilation film, Free! The Movie -Timeless Medley- the Bond (Free! -Timeless Medley- Kizuna), opened in April 2017.
Funimation screened the Free! -Take Your Marks- film in U.S. theaters in March 2018. The film opened in Japan in October 2017. The film is a sequel to the Free! -Timeless Medley- compilation films. The story takes place in March, with Haruka dealing with graduation from high school. The film depicts four stories set in the days of early spring, before the characters advance to the next starting blocks of their futures, and what lies ahead. The four stories center on Haruka looking for an apartment, the Samezuka team, the second-years of the Iwatobi team, and Rin's goodbye party before he goes to Australia.
Funimation will stream the first live-action Tokyo Ghoul film in the United States and Canada.
The film premiered on July 3, 2017 at Anime Expo in Los Angeles. The film then opened in Japan on July 29, 2017, and ranked #5 in its opening weekend in Japan. Funimation screened the first film in theaters in the U.S. in October 2017.