News: Funimation Confirms Dub for Tokyo Ghoul Season 1

Tokyo Ghoul
North American anime distributor Funimation confirmed during its DubbleTalk Block’s live talk show on Wednesday that it is now dubbing the first Tokyo Ghoul season for streaming. The company began streaming the second season, Tokyo Ghoul √A, with an English dub on Wednesday. It also streamed the first season with English subtitles as it aired in Japan last year.

Anime Recommendation for February 2015: Yu Yu Hakusho

YuYu Hakusho This month’s anime recommendation is considered to be one of the best older series out there, once able to compete with dragonball z’s popularity when it first aired Yu Yu Hakusho

Yu Yu Hakusho is a possibly one of the BEST anime of all time, it first aired in 1992, and ended its original broadcast run in 1995, with 112 episodes. This anime has just about everything. Martial Arts, Demons, insanely overpowered attacks, and a great plot. I can’t think of many shows that can pull that off and be successful.
For its time, the animation for this series was pretty damn amazing, the english voice cast seems to have been picked out pretty well too. If you enjoy anime with fighting, and haven’t seen this before, you’re going to just love it.

Plot Summary:
This anime starts off with a rather normal plot, and takes a huge turn very early on into the series. The main character, Yusuke attempts to save a childs life by pushing them out of the way to prevent them from being run over, only to get run over himself, resulting in his untimely death. However, it seems as though luck played into Yusuke’s hands, as he is given a second chance, purely because ‘space hasn’t been made’ for him in the afterlife. From here on, Yusuke is appointed the position of Spirit Detective of living world, and must fight demons as each new case comes up, in order to save the world from potential chaos.

Sword Art Online II To Receive English Dub – Starting March 2015

Sword Art Online II
Aniplex of America announced at its Katsucon panel on Saturday that Sword Art Online II will air on Adult Swim’s Toonami programming block beginning on March 28 at 1:00 a.m. EST. The English dub cast from the first season will return, and Michelle Ruff (Bleach, Gurren Lagann) will join the cast as Sinon.

The first Sword Art Online series previously ran on Toonami starting in August, 2013.

Aniplex of America streamed Sword Art Online II on Daisuki and Crunchyroll as it aired in Japan beginning last July. The series adapts the third arc, Phantom Bullet, from Reki Kawahara’s original light novel series.

Toonami premiered Kill la Kill earlier this month, but the block’s run time was recently cut by several hours.

Funimation to dub 10 currently ongoing subbed anime

FUNimation Entertainment announced that it will offer Broadcast Dubs for Assassination Classroom, Death Parade, Tokyo Ghoul √A, The Rolling Girls, World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman, Kamisama Kiss 2, Absolute Duo, Yuri Kuma Arashi, Yona of the Dawn, and Maria the Virgin Witch.

Funimation will also launch a two-hour “primetime block” beginning on Wednesday, February 18 at 8:00 p.m. EST. The block will feature the broadcast dubs of Assassination Classroom, Death Parade, and Tokyo Ghoul √A in that order, followed by a web show titled DubbleTalk. Funimation marketing staffers Justin Rojas and Lauren Moore will host the half-hour show with Chad James of ScrewAttack.

The other Broadcast Dubs will air as follows:

The Rolling Girls on Saturdays at 12:58 p.m. starting February 21
World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman on Sundays at 11:05 a.m. starting February 22
Kamisama Kiss Season 2 on Mondays at 1:35 p.m. starting February 23
Absolute Duo on Mondays at 1 p.m. starting March 16
Yuri Kuma Arashi on Mondays at 1:30 p.m. starting March 16
Yona of the Dawn on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. starting March 17
Maria the Virgin Witch on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. starting March 22
The Broadcast Dubs will be available to Funimation subscribers, and the DubbleTalk web show will stream on Funimation’s website and Twitch TV.

Funimation is currently streaming the subtitled versions of all of the shows as they air in Japan.

Funimation launched its first two Broadcast Dubs, Psycho-Pass 2 and Laughing Under the Clouds, in November after premiering both shows with subtitles in October. The company plans to produce a final English dub after the Broadcast Dub and before the home video release of each show.

Anime Recommendation for January 2015 Part 1: Code Geass

deadman wonderland This month’s anime recommendation is considered to be one of the best series out there, the one & only CODE GEASS

Code Geass is undoubtedly one of the best anime series to have been released in the past decade. It has everything from romance to action – it’s a psychological thriller, with lots of plot twists and each episode leaving you wanting more. It has a unique plot, not something you see very often. This series is often times compared to Death Note, so if you liked Death Note, then give this anime a try. This series was first released in 2006, so the video animation is appealing. They also did a fantastic job in dubbing this series in English – the voice actors perfectly fit each character, and in my opinion, this series needs to be watched in English. There are 2 seasons, the first season being titled Code Geass and the second season titled, Code Geass R2. Go ahead, and give this anime a try, it’s definitely one of the all the greats in my opinion. The plot, along with all the episodes can be found by clicking the above link.