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Funimation Serves Up Frightening Anime for Halloween


Flesh-Eating Monsters, Vampires, Maniacal Characters, Ghosts and Ghouls Await Audiences on Funimation's Streaming Service

We Dare you to Join Us!

Culver City, CA (October 20, 2020) This Halloween season, tune-into Funimation to watch some of the most popular horror anime including Tokyo Ghoul, Higurashi: When They Cry - GOU, Hellsing Ultimate, Deadman Wonderland, Danganronpa: The Animation, Paranoia Agent, and Junji Ito "Collection". Funimation has a diabolical line-up of anime featuring ghosts, ghouls, demons and maniacal characters that will make you glad you're safely inside your home.

Tokyo Ghoul

Don't miss this twisted horror anime that has become a hit with fans.

Ken Kaneki is a loner. In a world where ghouls—human-like creatures who survive on human flesh—and people are at war, his biggest concern is which novel to pick up next. But when a date with the mysterious Rize turns deadly, a life-saving operation horrifyingly transforms him into a human-ghoul hybrid. Can he find his place in a society where it's hunt or be hunted?

Clip: https://youtu.be/gbkm2c2hrGE

Copyright: ©Sui Ishida/Shueisha,Tokyo Ghoul Production Committee

Higurashi: When They Cry - GOU

One of the most anticipated new series this fall, Higurashi: When They Cry - New is a reimagining of one of the most famous cult-classic horror anime and Japanese horror video games with modernized animation for 2020!

About: New kid Keiichi Maebara is settling into his new home of peaceful Hinamizawa village. Making quick friends with the girls from his school, he's arrived in time for the big festival of the year. But something about this isolated town seems "off," and his feelings of dread continue to grow. With a gnawing fear that he's right, what dark secrets could this small community be hiding?

TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCcf-VlezFg

Copyright: ©2020Ryukishi07/Higurashi-P


The series, based on the popular manga, features Arucard, a true anti-hero character who taunts his enemies before destroying them.

About: The rogue vampire Arucard is the Hellsing Organization's deadliest instrument in its mission to protect the British Empire from satanic ghouls and Nazi freaks. With recently-turned policewoman Seras Victoria as his servant, Arucard haunts the shadows as a sinister force of good—and tonight the foggy streets of England shall flow with the blood of t

Clip: https://youtu.be/-3ktLn2Z5fE

Copyright: © Kouta HiranoShonen Gahosha Co., Ltd./WILD GEESE. Distributed by Funimation® Productions, Ltd. All Rights Reserved.


"gory, explicitly violent, frequently over-the-top, and viscerally cruel" -Anime News Network

About: Ganta is convicted of slaughtering his classmates—a crime he didn't commit. The authorities lock him up in a brutal, privately owned prison: Deadman Wonderland, where the incarcerated are forced to fight gladiatorial battles for tourists.

Clip: https://youtu.be/oWzHmPSdwqo

Copyright: ©2010 Jinsei Kataoka, Kazuma Kondou/Kadokawashoten/Deadman Wonder Land Ward G. Licensed by Funimation® Productions, Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Danganronpa: The Animation

About: Hope's Peak Academy is an elite private school that only accepts the very best. The hallowed halls are ruled by the sadistic administrator Monokuma, who declares that the only way to pass the class is by sending a fellow student home in a body bag.

© Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd. / KIBOUGAMINE ANIME COMMITTEE All Rights Reserved. Licensed by Funimation® Productions, Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Paranoia Agent

About: From Satoshi Kon, the legendary director of Perfect Blue, Millennium Actress, and Paprika comes a dark and mysterious, thought-provoking psychological thriller. Citizens across Musashino City are being attacked and terrorized. Two detectives are put on the case, but will they be able to solve the mystery before there's another wave of victims?

Clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEsNDDwhSJ4&t=1s


Junji Ito "Collection"

About: Enter the twisted world of Junji Ito's works of horror! Witness the most hair-raising stories from Junji Ito Masterpiece Collection and Fragments of Horror like you've never seen them before. For any fans who seek the thrill of shocking imagery and ill-fated characters, this whole show is made for you.

Clip https://youtu.be/yKHJ6w6LzHM

© Junji Ito / Asahi Shimbun Publications,The Junji Ito "Collection" Production Committee Licensed by Funimation® Productions, Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

About Funimation
Funimation distributes the best anime to a passionate, global community of fans. For over 25 years, Funimation has pioneered an omnichannel approach to engaging and entertaining millions where they want it most—streaming, home entertainment, theatrical, e-commerce, merchandising, live events, and more.

Funimation's streaming services offer a growing catalog of over 700 anime series and 13,000+ hours of content available on 15 platforms and in 47 countries. Funimation's in-house team designs must-have, exclusive collectibles distributed through major retailers and an e-commerce site; Funimation's theatrical division is responsible for six of the top 20 anime films in the U.S. As pioneers of the SimulDub™, Funimation is the gold standard for foreign language dubbing of Japanese anime with the highest quality standards and fidelity to the original artists. With a fan-centric approach, Funimation has built a loyal social community of over 30 million followers and earned the trust of Japan's most iconic creators.

Funimation has nine offices in six countries and over 400 employees worldwide. As an independently operated joint venture between U.S.-based Sony Pictures Entertainment and Japan's Aniplex, a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., Funimation benefits from deep entertainment expertise across cultures, territories, and languages.

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