Ain’t no party like a SimulDub party ’cause a SimulDub party don’t stop. Er… until the end of the season.
Earlier today, Funimation announced the première schedule for their Spring 2018 SimulDub lineup. The full schedule is as follows:
- 4/18/2018: Space Battleship Tiramisu
- 4/19/2018: Kakuriyo -Bed & Breakfast for Spirits
- 4/23/2018: The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These
- 4/26/2018: Hinamatsuri
- 4/28/2018: Dances with the Dragons
- 4/30/2018: Golden Kamuy
- 4/30/2018: Steins;Gate 0
- 5/1/2018: High School DxD HERO
- 5/6/2018: Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory
- 5/9/2018: Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2202
All shows will launch at 4:00PM Eastern (1:00PM Pacific). My Hero Academia is also being SimulDubbed, with the first episodes hitting day-and-date with their Japanese premiere (Saturdays at 5:30AM Eastern / 2:30AM Pacific).
Other current SimulDubs include:
- Tokyo Ghoul:re (Tuesdays at 11:00AM Eastern / 8:00AM Pacific)
- Black Clover (Sundays at 4:00PM Eastern)
- Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card (Wednesdays at 4:00PM Eastern)
- Basilisk: The Ouka Ninja Scrolls (Saturdays at 4:00PM Eastern)
- DARLING in the FRANXX (Thursdays at 4:00PM Eastern)
The series is based on Masao Ohtake’s manga of the same name. Kei Oikawa (Outbreak Company, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO!) was tapped to direct the series at studio feel., with Kanetoshi Kamimoto (Dagashi Kashi, So I Can’t Play H) providing character designs. Keiichirō Ōchi (La Corda d’Oro Blue Sky) is in charge of series composition for the project.
Crunchyroll is also streaming Hinamatsuri this season. They describe the show as:
Nitta Yoshifumi, a young, intellectual yakuza, lived surrounded by his beloved pots in his turf in Ashigawa. But one day, a girl, Hina, arrives in a strange object, and uses her telekinetic powers to force Nitta to allow her to live with him, putting an end to his leisurely lifestyle. Hina tends to lose control of herself, wreaking havoc both at school and in Nitta’s organization. Though troubled, he finds himself taking care of her. What will become of this strange arrangement?
Steins;Gate 0</em. will be available to users in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland.
Kenichi Kawamura (Rozen Maiden, SoniAni: Super Sonico The Animation) will take the director’s chair on Steins;Gate 0 at studio White Fox, with Tomoshige Inayoshi (Battle Spirits: Sword Eyes) providing character designs. Jukki Hanada (Love Live! School idol project, Steins;Gate) is in charge of series composition. Illustrator huke is credited with original character designs.
Hanada was also in charge of series composition for the original Steins;Gate anime. Tomoshige Inayoshi was an episode animation director for the original series.
Funimation describes the series as:
A divergent continuation of the original Steins;Gate ending, Steins;Gate 0 explores an alternate worldline where Okabe abandons time travel. While attempting to forget past traumas and get his life back on track, he meets an AI that re-opens old wounds.
High School DxD HERO
Yoshifumi Sueda (Rail Wars!) was tapped to direct High School DxD HERO at studio Passione, with Makoto Uno (Love Hina, Rail Wars!) providing character designs. Kenji Konuta (Saiyuki Reload Blast, Blood Lad) is in charge of series composition for the show.
Funimation describes the show as:
Season four of the High School DxD series! A war between heaven and hell is raging on Earth, and hormones are raging in Issei’s pants. Enter curvy Rias, a devilish class leader.
Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory
Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory will be available to users in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory will be based on Shoji Gatoh (writer) and Shikidouji’s (illustrator) light novel series of the same name. Katsuichi Nakayama (Nishi no Yoki Majo – Astraea Testament) will take the director’s chair at Xebec, with Aya Yamamoto (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO!, Fafner EXODUS) serving as animation director. Series creator Shoji Gatoh (The Tower of Druaga: The Aegis of Uruk, Hyōka) will take charge of series composition, and write the screenplay.
Funimation describes the series as:
Kaname’s a popular girl at her high school, but it’s her popularity off campus that’s the problem. Unbeknownst to Kaname, terrorists are plotting her abduction, believing she possesses the abilities of the “Whispered.” That’s where Sousuke enters the picture. He’s a soldier from Mithril, a secret counter-terrorist unit—and he’s going undercover at Kaname’s school to try and keep her safe.
Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2202
Nobuyoshi Habara (D.N.Angel, Fafner) is directing Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2202 at Xebec, with Nobuteru Yuki (Vision of Escaflowne, Orange) providing character designs. Harutoshi Fukui (Mobile Suit Gundam UC) is in charge of series composition.
Kakuriyo -Bed & Breakfast for Spirits-
Yoshiko Okuda will make his directorial début with Kakuriyo at Gonzo, with Youko Satou (Saiyuki Reload Blast, Dog & Scissors) providing character designs. Tomoko Konparu (Utano☆Princesama Revolutions, Dance with Devils) is in charge of series composition for the project.
Funimation describes Kakuriyo -Bed & Breakfast for Spirits- as:
After losing her grandfather, Aoi inherits his ability to see spirits. One day, an ogre appears demanding her hand in marriage to pay off her grandfather’s debt. Aoi refuses and chooses instead to work at the Tenjin-ya bed and breakfast for spirits!
Space Battleship Tiramisu
Hiroshi Ikehata (Akiba’s Trip: The Animation, Seiyu’s Life!) was tapped to direct Space Battleship Tiramisu at Gonzo, with Ai Yokoyama (Bayonetta: Bloody Fate, X-Men) providing character designs. Yū Sato (Inferno Cop) is in charge of series composition for the project.
Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These
Shunsuke Tada (Kuroko’s Basketball, Starmyu) is directing Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These at Production I.G., with the team of Yoko Kikuchi (El Cazador de la Bruja, Junjō Romantica), Iwao Teraoka (Japan Animator Expo), and Katsura Tsushima providing character designs. Noboru Takagi (Baccano!, Kuroko’s Basketball) is in charge of series composition.
Golden Kamuy is based on Satoru Noda’s manga of the same name. Hitoshi Nanba (Fate/Grand Order: First Order, Gosick) was tapped to direct the show at Geno Studio, with Kenichi Ohnuki (Gundam Build Fighters, Samurai Gun) providing character designs. Noboru Takagi (Baccano!, Durarara!!) is in charge of series composition for the project.
Funimation describes the title as:
Searching for gold in Hokkaido’s harsh climate is deadly work, and after war veteran Sugimoto stumbles across part of a treasure map, things only get worse. The map is divided among several escaped convicts, and this war-hardened soldier isn’t the only one who knows it. Partnering with a local who can navigate the wilderness, he’ll see if he has what it takes to find the stash…and live to tell it.
Dances with the Dragons
Hiroshi Nishikiori (Azumanga Daioh, A Certain Magical Index) will serve as chief director for Dances with the Dragons, with Hiroka Hanai taking the director’s chair at Seven Arcs Pictures. Masaru Kitao (Death Note, Pops) will produce character designs, while Takayo Ikami (Beautiful Bones: Sakurako’s Investigation, Penguindrum) tackles series composition.
Funimation describes the title as:
Dragons, beasts, and a unique brand of magic dwell in the city of Eridana, where two clever bounty hunters have set up shop. Combining chemistry with weapons to create a powerful spell-like magic, Gaius and Gigina have their work cut out for them as they take on a variety of dangerous jobs. But soon, they may find themselves in over their heads.