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Funimation Unveils Full Spring 2017 SimulDub Schedule


From Akashic Records to Tsugumomo, Funimation has you covered this spring.

Last night, Funimation unveiled their full SimulDub schedule for the Spring 2017 broadcast season. The company will stream the following:

  • Love Tyrant: 4/26/2017 at 9:30PM Eastern (6:30PM Pacific)
  • Seven Mortal Sins: 4/30/2017 at 10:30PM Eastern (7:30PM Pacific)
  • Kenka Bancho Otome -Girl Beats Boys-: 5/11/2017 at 10:00PM Eastern (7:00PM Pacific)
  • World End: What are you doing at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us?: 5/1/2017 at 9:30PM Eastern (6:30PM Pacific)
  • The Royal Tutor: 5/2/2017 at 10:00PM Eastern (7:00PM Pacific)
  • Tsugumomo: 5/4/2017 at 9:30PM Eastern (6:30PM Pacific)
  • Tsukigakirei: 5/4/2017 at 9:00PM Eastern (6:00PM Pacific)
  • Brave Witches: 5/8/2017 at 10:00PM Eastern (7:00PM Pacific)
  • KADO: The Right Answer: TBD

Funimation previously confirmed the following titles would receive the SimulDub treatment:

  • Attack on Titan Season 2: 4/23/2017
  • Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor: 4/25/2017
  • The Silver Guardian: 9:00PM Eastern (6:00PM Pacific)
  • Alice & Zoroku: 5/3/2017 at 10:00PM Eastern (7:00PM Pacific)
  • Clockwork Planet: 5/8/2017 at 9:00PM Eastern (6:00PM Pacific)
  • Sakura Quest: 5/9/2017 at 9:00PM Eastern (6:00PM Pacific)

Love Tyrant is based on Megane Mihoshi’s manga series of the same name. Atsushi Nigorikawa (Anime De Training! Ex) is directing the show at EMT Squared, with Mariko Ito (Anonymous Noise, Log Horizon) providing character designs. Natsuko Takahashi (Long Riders!, My Love Story!!) is in charge of series composition.

Seven Mortal Sins is an original project from Hobby Japan. The series is being directed by Kinji Yoshimoto (Genshiken 2, I couldn’t become a hero, so I reluctantly decided to get a job.) at Artland and TNK, with Sachiko Yasuda providing character designs. Yoshimoto will also take charge of series composition.

Funimation describes the show as:

Before Lucifer’s fall, Hell was ruled by seven demon lords, known as the Seven Mortal Sins. These beautiful and tempting devils seek complete corruption of the world, but everything is about to change when Lucifer is cast down to their realm of Hell, and takes up arms with an Earth girl named Maria. Whose corruption will rule Hell and the hearts of mankind?

Kenka Bancho Otome -Girl Beats Boys- is based on Spike Chunsoft’s visual novel of the same name. Noriaki Saito is directing the show at studios A-Real and project No.9, with Majiro (Kabukibu!, Barakamon ) providing character designs. Natsuko Takahashi (Long Riders!, My Love Story!!) is in charge of series composition.

Funimation describes Kenka Bancho Otome -Girl Beats Boys- as:

Following the events of the game, the orphan heroine Hinako Nakayama suddenly reunites with her twin brother Hikaru who asks her to take his place at Shishiku Academy, a private boys school infamous for its rough-and-tumble student body. Hikaru being the child of a powerful Yakuza family, the Onigashima, he is obligated to become the leader of Shishiku Academy. Hinako will have to hide her identity and fight to control the school. How will Hinako deal with a school full of handsome boys who let their fists do the talking rather than talk about their feelings?

World End: What do you do at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us? is based on Akira Kareno and illustrator ue’s light novel series of the same name. Jun’ichi Wada (The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan, Ragnastrike Angels) is directing the series at studios C2C and Satelight, with Toru Imanishi providing character designs. Series creator Akira Kareno is in charge of series composition, while Tatsuya Katou (High Speed! -Free! Starting Days-, Yatterman Night) scoring the soundtrack.

Funimation describes the title as:

Five hundred years have passed since humanity went extinct at the hands of the “Beasts.” Now, the only ones left fighting are the Fairies—a group of female warriors with the power to wield holy swords. An unstable and uncertain life, these girls only know danger. But everything changes when the last human suddenly awakens and takes the girls in. What can Willem do for these girls trapped in war?

The Royal Tutor is based on Higasa Akai’s manga of the same name. Katsuya Kikuchi (Idol Memories, Sengoku Paradise Kiwami) is directing the project at studio Bridge, with Rena Okuyama (Idol Memories, Sengoku Paradise Kiwami) providing character designs. Kimiko Ueno (Kuromajyo-san ga Tōru!!) is in charge of series composition.

Funimation describes The Royal Tutor as:

The “Royal Tutor” is a special tutor carefully selected for the task of teaching the prince, and a title given only to the best teacher in the nation. Heine Wittgenstein has been called to the kingdom of Grannzreich to take on the role of the Royal Tutor. He’s been ordered to raise a worthy candidate for the throne, but he’s greeted with four princes of completely different, unique personalities… all brothers, no less! How will Heine handle these four brothers who were too much for all the previous Royal Tutors, prompting them all to run away from the job?

Tsugumomo is based on Yoshikazu Hamada’s manga series of the same name. Ryōichi Kuraya is pulling double duty on directing and series composition at Zero-G. Kiyotaka Nakahara (Green Green, Doki Doki School Hours) is providing character designs. Masaaki Sakurai (Re-Kan!, Sabagebu! Survival Game Club!) is working as Chief Animation Director for the series.

Crunchyroll is streaming Tsugumomo as it airs in Japan. They describe the series as:

One day Kagami Kazuya, a completely ordinary boy, suddenly encounters Kiriha, a beautiful girl in a kimono. Even though Kazuya has no recollection of meeting her before, Kiriha calls out “Long time no see” to him. It turns out Kiriha is actually a tsukumogami whose true identity is the precious obi Kazuya carries around that used to belong to his late mother. All kinds of bizarre phenomena unfold around the sadistic beauty Kiriha in this supernatural action comedy!

Tsukigakirei is an original project from studio feel. Seiji Kishi (Angel Beats!, Yuki Yuna Is A Hero) was tapped to direct the series, while Yuuko Kakihara (Digimon Adventure tri., Orange) tackles series composition. loundraw provided original character designs on the project. Studio Flying Dog is producing the show’s music.

Funimation describes the series as:

Falling in love is a complicated matter, especially for third-year middle schoolers Kotarou Azumi and Akane Mizuno, who couldn’t be more different. While Kotarou spends most of his time immersed in books, Akane trains daily with the track team. After pairing up for a school assignment, a web of complex situations makes their blossoming feelings almost impossible to navigate.

Brave Witches aired during the Fall 2016 broadcast season. The title is a spinoff of Strike Witches, which focuses on the 502nd “Brave Witches” Joint Fighter Wing squadron. Strike Witches director Kazuhiro Takamura will return to direct the series at Silver Link, while also filling the role of character designer. Striker Unit is credited with series composition, while Humikane Shimada is listed as original character designer.

Funimation describes Brave Witches as:

In 1930, the enemy of humanity, “Neuroi,” suddenly appeared in Europe. Normal weaponry was ineffective on the Neuroi, and the only ones capable of fighting them were young girls with magical powers, known as “Witches.” “Brave Witches” takes place in between seasons 1 and 2 of “Strike Witches.” In September of 1944, thanks to the actions of the Allied Forces, with the 501st Joint Fighter Wing “Strike Witches” at their center, the Neuroi nest in the skies above the Republic of Gallia was eliminated, ensuring the security of western Europe. The Allied Forces took advantage of this victory to plan to take their resistance to central and eastern Europe in earnest. At their base in Petersburg in the Empire of Orussia, the 502nd Joint Fighter Wing “Brave Witches” prepared to receive orders to deploy… With the hope of mankind at their backs, the courageous Witches of the 502nd take to the cold skies over eastern Europe.

KADO: The Right Answer is an original series from Toei Animation. Kazuya Murata (Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos, Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet) is directing the project, which features character designs by Ako Arisaka. Mado Nozaki is writin the show’s scripts.

Funimation describes KADO: The Right Answer as:

The fate of the world lies in the hands of one negotiator when a commercial jet is abducted into a massive unknown structure. Inside, a strange being appears claiming he will intervene in Japan’s internal affairs. That’s when Shindou Kojirou, a Japanese official on board the plane, steps forth to greet him, spearheading the communications that will dictate the future of mankind.

Source: Funimation Blog

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