The takeover of the Funimation library was not instantaneous. Due to contractual complications, not everything that’s on the Funimation app can cross over to the Crunchyroll app right away, and that’s the main reason why the Funi app is still a thing. They’re getting there, though.
Tribe Nine is an anime currently running through its first season on Funimation. Set in Neo-Tokyo, it’s about the disillusioned youth of the future who form tribes that battle each other in a sport that’s sort of like baseball but more “extreme.” When other tribes start falling at the hands of a mysterious opponent, Tribe Nine (consisting of protagonists Haru Shirogane, Taiga, and Shun Kamiya the “strongest man in the world”) decide they must find a way to defeat him.
Attack On Titan is running though its final episode run as we speak, but up to this point it’s been exclusively the sub version of the show. Anime purists would say “who cares.” Toonami would say “we do, we had to run on fumes all December.”
Attack On Titan’s FINAL final season is just starting this month, but the first half of the season (which premiered last year) is finally making its way to physical home formats. The Blu-Ray set for Attack On Titan: The Final Season Part 1 was announced this morning for a February release.
The original AKIRA is regarded as a landmark, not just for Japanese animation but for expanding the medium’s reach. Prior to the Western release of this film, anime very rarely made the journey across the sea, at least officially, and its American audience was extremely small. Once Akira became popular on a global scale, the stage was set for other properties to become international, and today anime is one of the nation’s most popular exports. It’s fortunate that Japan’s present isn’t what this movie predicted it would be.
After a full decade, one of the more successful manga and anime properties in recent history is finally wrapping it up. Attack On Titan will premiere the first of its final batch of episodes this coming Sunday, both in Japan and in the US courtesy of Funimation.
Funimation has revealed their full list of titles coming to their app this winter. There are over 20 shows on the way, from established favorites to complete newcomers.
As you know, Attack On Titan will be running its VERY LAST episodes, like EVER, this coming January. But there’s actually more than that. In Japan, eight bonus episodes were created for the OAD market (that’s Original Animation DVD (and that’s what they call Original Animation Video now)). Funi says they’re on the way here as well, and quicker than usual…they’re hitting the app this very Sunday.
The trailer that Funimation provided below weirdly doesn’t have any clips from the upcoming episodes of the show. Presumably they would be animated in their entirety by now (unless they’re really working overtime) but all this really is…is a chop-up of the promotional artwork. In fact it’s the same trailer they sent us six months ago when US distribution was officially announced. But all you really need to know is that within the Entertainment District, Tanjiro will have to contend with a new demon named Daki.
Funimation has revealed what they plan to release on home video formats through the rest of 2021.
It’s sure taking Attack On Titan a long time to end, isn’t it? Something called “The Final Season” began streaming on Funimation last year, but after those episodes were finished, the series wasn’t over….turns out we only got a half-season, and the rest of it would take another year to produce.
We don’t know how good or bad the Netflix live-action adaption of One Piece will be (probably bad), but the actual cartoon is still going strong and about to hit the quadruple-digit mark in terms of episode count. This is your reminder that this coming Saturday, November 20, Funimation will be premiering the episode “Overwhelming Strength! The Straw Hats Come Together!”along with some celebratory events tied to it.