Funimation Streams Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld, We Never Learn Season 2 Anime
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Funimation confirmed on Wednesday that it will stream the Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld and the second season of the We Never Learn: BOKUBEN anime.
In addition, Funimation revealed the debut dates and confirmed SimulDubs for some of its previously announced simulcasts, including:
- My Hero Academia season 4 (October 12 in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand)
- Kono Oto Tomare!: Sounds of Life season 2 (October 5 in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand)
The stream for Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld will debut on October 12 for users in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld is the second half of the Sword Art Online: Alicization anime. War of Underworld will premiere on Tokyo MX, BS11, Gunma TV, Tochigi TV, and MBS in Japan on October 12, and it will also begin streaming on AbemaTV on the same day. It will premiere on AT-X on October 13, and on TV Aichi on October 15.
Sword Art Online: Alicization premiered in Japan on October 6 and is streaming on Crunchyroll, Hulu, and FunimationNow. The series is adapting the entire "Alicization Arc" of Reki Kawahara's original novels and will air for four cours, or four quarters of a year (which includes Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld). The first two cours aired from October to March.
Manabu Ono (Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere, Saki, The Asterisk War) is directing the anime at A-1 Pictures. Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale animation directors Gou Suzuki and Tomoya Nishiguchi are joining Shingo Adachi for the character designs. Yuki Kajiura is returning to compose the music.
The stream for We Never Learn: BOKUBEN season 2 will debut on October 5 for users in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. The anime will premiere in Japan on Tokyo MX, Gunma TV, Tochigi TV, and BS11 on October 5 at 24:30 (effectively October 6 at 12:30 a.m.). The show will then debut on AT-X on October 7, TV Aichi on October 8, MBS on October 12, and on Nagasaki Culture Telecasting on October 16.
Yoshiaki Iwasaki (Love Hina, Hayate the Combat Butler!!, Last Period: the journey to the end of the despair) directed the anime at Studio Silver and Arvo Animation. Go Zappa (A Bridge to the Starry Skies, Beatless, Myself; Yourself) was in charge of series composition. Masakatsu Sasaki (Saki, Seiyu's Life, A-Channel) designed the characters. Additionally, Satoshi Motoyama (WorldEnd, Oreimo) was the sound director at Magic Capsule, and Masato Nakayama (You and Me., My Little Monster) composed the music. Study will perform the opening theme song "Can now, Can now." Halca will perform the ending theme song "Hōkago no Liberty" (Afterschool Liberty).
The manga is also inspiring a 25-minute video anime on Blu-ray Disc that will ship with a limited edition of the manga's 14th volume on November 1.
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