HIDIVE Crams with "We Never Learn!: BOKUBEN" Season 2

HIDIVE Crams with "We Never Learn!: BOKUBEN" Season 2

HIDIVE announced today that it acquired streaming rights to the romcom anime series We Never Learn!: BOKUBEN Season 2 for audiences in North America. Fans can catch the premiere on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 17:00 UTC and stream new episodes on subsequent Saturdays.

 

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Essential Anime Episode 47: Tokyo Magnitude 8 0

Essential Anime Episode 47: Tokyo Magnitude 8 0

The devastation is unleashed in the span of seconds. Yielding to centuries of unrelenting pressure, an ancient rift in the Earth gives way and a force equivalent to over a thousand atomic bombs erupts beneath the feet of the citizens of the world's largest mega-cities!

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I Love You, Colonel Sanders! A Finger Lickin’ Good Dating Simulator (Review)

I Love You, Colonel Sanders! A Finger Lickin’ Good Dating Simulator (Review)

I Love You, Colonel Sanders! A Finger Lickin’ Good Dating Simulator follows you, a promising culinary student, as you try to date your classmate, Colonel Sanders. Throughout your journey, you’ll be faced with life-changing decisions that will affect your chances of friendship and love. But be careful! Your choices have real consequences with real animated characters’ feelings at stake.

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Cool Japan Fund Invests in North American Anime Group Led by Sentai Holdings

Cool Japan Fund Invests in North American Anime Group Led by Sentai Holdings

As part of its effort to expand the overseas market for Japanese anime, the Cool Japan Fund has invested USD $30 million for shares of Sentai Holdings, LLC, parent company of Sentai Filmworks, HIDIVE and Anime Network  (hereafter, "Sentai"). Sentai's independent status makes it a rarity in North America as a licensor of Japanese anime, which is beloved not just in North America but throughout the world.

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Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story Mobile Game Launching June 25th in the U.S. and Canada

Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story Mobile Game Launching June 25th in the U.S. and Canada

Aniplex of America invites you to unravel the mysteries of Kamihama City with the mobile game, Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story, launching on June 25th in the U.S. and Canada on iOS and Android.

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Funimation Acquires UK Anime Distributor Manga Entertainment Limited

By Justin D Williams

Funimation announced its acquisition of Manga Entertainment Limited (“Manga”), the leading distributor of anime in the UK and Ireland. Headquartered in London, England, Manga is a long-term partner of Funimation and currently serves anime fans  across a wide range of channels, including Blu-ray / DVDs, broadcast, theatrical and digital (EST - electronic sell-through). Following its immediate consolidation of Funimation’s UK home entertainment business, Manga will become the largest distributor of anime Blu-rays/DVDs, offering  fans more than 900 hours of subtitled and dubbed entertainment – the biggest catalog of titles available anywhere in the UK and Ireland.  With this acquisition, most of these titles – many for the first time – will become available for streaming to fans throughout the UK and Ireland on FunimationNow over the coming months. These titles will include hit series like “Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood,” “Naruto Shippuden,” “Ghost in the Shell: Innocence” and “Sword Art Online.”
“With this acquisition, we will create a truly immersive anime experience for fans in the UK and Ireland. This begins with providing fans access to Manga’s library of titles to enjoy whenever and wherever they want on FunimationNow,” said Mitchel Berger, vice president of sales and distribution for Funimation. “Together with the Manga team, Funimation will bring its fan-first omnichannel approach to serving anime fans – engaging with them directly through the widest array of touchpoints.”

“On behalf of Manga Entertainment, we’re thrilled to join Funimation and their expanding global business,” said Jerome Mazandarani, managing director of Manga Entertainment Limited. “We’re excited for the new opportunities that lie ahead and to serve anime fans in the UK and Ireland in a bigger way than ever before.”

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Funimation which today provides streaming, home entertainment, theatrical and broadcast distribution, as well as merchandise licensing in many territories around the world. With a catalog of more than 600 titles encompassing over 10,000 hours of subtitled and dubbed entertainment, Funimation directly serves consumers in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand through its subscription service FunimationNow. In November 2018, FunimationNow became the first Sony Pictures Television service to launch on Amazon’s Prime Video in the UK.

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Dragon Ball Super: Broly’ Goes #1 Box Office Opening in U.S. For Funimation Films

Dragon Ball Super: Broly’ Goes  #1 Box Office Opening in U.S. For Funimation Films

The North American Box Office was no match for the Dragon Ball franchise and its Super Saiyan warriors. “Dragon Ball Super: Broly,” the highly-anticipated new anime feature from Funimation Films, the theatrical division of Sony Pictures Television’s Funimation

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Aniplex of America Announces Record of Grancrest War Blu-ray with Brand New English Dub!

Aniplex of America Announces Record of Grancrest War Blu-ray with Brand New English Dub!

Aniplex of America is excited to announce the home video release of the hit fantasy anime series Record of Grancrest War  featuring a brand new English dub! Based on the light novel series by acclaimed author Ryo Mizuno

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Hear Michael B. Jordan and Dakota Fanning in latest gen:LOCK clip

Hear Michael B. Jordan and Dakota Fanning in latest gen:LOCK clip

Julian Chase (Michael B. Jordan) didn’t become one of the best fighter pilots in the Vanguard without taking risks. But if he goes too far, he may not make it through the war against the Union in one piece. Fifty years in the future, an oppressive authoritarian force threatens to conquer the world. A daring team is recruited to pilot a new form of weaponized neuroscience that powers devastating mecha, but they must be willing to sacrifice everything to save the world.

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Aniplex of America Acquires the Rights for The Promised Neverland and Releases Brand New Trailer

Aniplex of America Acquires the Rights for The Promised Neverland and Releases Brand New Trailer

Aniplex of America has acquired the rights in North, Central, and South America for the supernatural thriller, The Promised Neverland, and released a new trailer revealing all of the streaming platforms the show will be available on. Based on the popular manga written by Kaiu Shirai with illustrations by Posuka Demizu, the anime has quickly become one of the most highly anticipated series debuting this season since the anime adaptation was first announced in Weekly Shonen Jump in May of 2018.

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All-New Dragon Ball Super: Broly Trailer Live on Funimation YT Channel!

All-New Dragon Ball Super: Broly Trailer Live on Funimation YT Channel!

The movie will launch in select theaters on January 16, 2019. A legacy lies in wait, a deadly power is awakening—the legendary Super Saiyan Broly is here! Goku and his friends will face their deadliest challenge yet when they experience the power and might of Broly.

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Hear the voice cast of gen:LOCK for the first time

Hear the voice cast of gen:LOCK for the first time

Hear the star-studded voice cast of gen:LOCK for the first time in this clip from Episode 2. In this clip, the newest gen:LOCK recruits arrive at the Vanguard military base “the Anvil,” ready to settle in, until Doctor Weller explains there's a few more tests to endure before they're fully accepted into the program…

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MY HERO ACADEMIA: TWO HEROES: Red Carpet Photos

MY HERO ACADEMIA: TWO HEROES: Red Carpet Photos

The highly anticipated release of “My Hero Academia: Two Heroes” opens next Tuesday, September 25 in more than 500 theaters across the U.S. and Canada. The film will have a five-day theatrical run (September 25, 26, 27, 29 and October 2, 2018, and will screen in both English dub (September 25, 27, 29) and Japanese with English subtitles (September 26, October 2). Theater locations and advance ticketing is available at official movie website The red carpet world premiere of the English dub was held on Thursday, September 13 at the Regal Cinema L.A. Live. You can check out the photos below.

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