From the streets of Haraujuku to realms of magic, Funimation’s bringing another season of great anime to life.
Earlier today, Funimation unveiled their initial SimulDub lineup for the Fall 2017 broadcast season. The company will dub the following:
- Black Clover
- The Ancient Magus’ Bride
- Dies Irae
- Kino’s Journey -the Beautiful World- the Animated Series
- Jūni Taisen: Zodiac War
Crunchyroll will stream all six titles in subtitled format. Black Clover‘s dub was originally revealed on September 1.
Black Clover is based on Yuki Tabata’s manga of the same name. Tatsuya Yoshihara (Monster Musume, Long Riders!) will direct the project at Studio Pierrot, with Itsuko Takeda (Ristorante Paradiso, Blue Drop) serving as character designer. Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (Monster Musume, Tantei Opera Milky Holmes) is in charge of series composition for the project.
The Ancient Magus’ Bride
The Ancient Magus’ Bride is based on Kore Yamazaki’s manga of the same name. Norihiro Naganuma (Hiyokoi, Yowamushi Pedal movie) is directing the project at Wit Studio, with Hirotaka Katō (Hozuki’s Coolheadedness, Eyeshield 21) providing character designs. Aya Takaha (Psycho-Pass Episode 12) is writing the show’s scripts.
Crunchyroll describes the title as:
Chise Hatori has lived a life full of neglect and abuse, devoid of anything resembling love. Far from the warmth of family, she has had her share of troubles and pitfalls. Just when all hope seems lost, a fateful encounter awaits her. When a man with the head of a beast, wielding strange powers, obtains her through a slave auction, Chise’s life will never be the same again.
The man is a “magus,” a sorcerer of great power, who decides to free Chise from the bonds of captivity. The magus then makes a bold statement: Chise will become his apprentice – and his bride!
Dies Irae is based on game developer Light’s visual novel of the same name. Susumu Kudo (Coppelion, Sakura Wars 2 OVA) is directing the project at ACGT, with Takaaki Fukuyo providing character designs. Takashi Masada is in charge of series composition for the project.
Crunchyroll describes Dies Irae as:
Ren Fujii is a normal student who just had a fistfight with his former best friend, leading him to break off their friendship. But with the help of his childhood friend, Kasumi Ayase, and upperclassman, Rea Himuro, he’s gradually returning to his normal school life.
Then a series of brutal murders in which the victims are decapitated begins to strike their city. Strangely, at the same time, Ren starts to have terrifying nightmares of being beheaded by a guillotine. But these are just a prelude to the painful and terrifying battles to come.
Their daily life has turned inside-out. Supermen are lurking in the darkness. The town has become a battlefield as Ren is consumed by insane happenings beyond his imagination. Faced with the reality that he cannot survive unless he fights, will he be able to retake his normal life?
Kino’s Journey -the Beautiful World-
Kino’s Journey -the Beautiful World- is a follow-up to 2003 anime series Kino’s Journey. Both projects adapt Keiichi Sigsawa and illustrator Kouhaku Kuroboshi’s light novel series of the same name.
Tomohisa Taniguchi is directing the project at studio Lerche, with Ryoko Amisaki (Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak High School: Future Arc, Isshoni Sleeping: Sleeping with Hinako) providing character designs. Yukie Sugawara (Overlord, Hina Logi: from Luck & Logic) is in charge of series composition. Egg Firm is attached as a producer.
Jūni Taisen: Zodiac War
Juni Taisen is based on NisiOisin’s novel series of the same name. Naoto Hosoda (The Devil is a Part-Timer!, The Future Diary) is directing the project at Graphinica, with Chikashi Kadekaru (Hōkago Mania Club) providing character designs. Sadayuki Murai (Boogiepop Phantom, Knights of Sidonia) is in charge of series composition for the show.
Crunchyroll describes Juni Taisen as:
The record of the bloody battle between the twelve proud warriors—
The 12th Twelve Tournament that gets held every twelve years…
Twelve brave warriors who bear the names of the signs of the zodiac fight each other for the lives and souls.
The participants are twelve very strange warriors: “Rat,” “Ox,” “Tiger,” “Rabbit,” “Dragon,” “Snake,” “Horse,” “Goat,” Monkey,” “Rooster,” “Dog,” and “Pig.”
The victor of this tournament gets to have one wish granted, whatever the wish may be.
The one wish they want granted—
Who will be the final survivor?
Whose tears will flow on the bloody battlefield filled with conspiracy and murder?
A soul-shaking battle royale is about to begin.
Urahara is based on Patrick Macias and Mugi Tanaks’s PARK Harajuku: Crisis Team! webcomic.
Amika Kubo is helming the project at studios Shirogumi and EMT Squared, with Masatsugu Arakawa (Nurse Witch Komugi, Time Stranger Kyoko) taking the role of Chief Director. Mariko Fujita (Galaxy Angel, Rosario + Vampire) is providing character designs for the series, while Natsuko Takahashi (Long Riders!, You’re Under Arrest: Full Throttle) takes charge of series composition.
Yasunori Iwasaki (You’re Under Arrest!, A Certain Magical Index: The Miracle of Endymion) will score the show’s soundtrack with Keiichi Nozaki (Now and Then, Here and There, Mobile Suit Gundam 00) at Dog On Beat. Satoshi Motoyama will serve as sound director for the project.
Source: Funimation Blog