Funimation Announces Multiple Simulcasts for Summer 2016

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

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Funimation | Summer Simulcast Round 1

FUNimation Entertainment has announced multiple titles which will be simulcast during the Summer 2016 season. From school idols to exorcists, this Summer’s titles should have something for everyone.

These shows will premiere in the US, Canada, UK and Ireland (unless stated otherwise). Here are the titles currently announced so far.


D. Gray-man HALLOW | Key Art

First off is D.Gray-man HALLOW. This is the latest anime adaptation for Katsura Hoshino’s manga series. It is set to premiere on July 4th in Japan and will have 13 episodes.

Funimation describes the series as follows:

From the studio behind D.Gray-man comes the highly anticipated continuation to the popular series. Allen Walker is an exorcist working for the Black Order whose mission is to protect mankind from the evil Millennium Earl and his deadly Akuma. Allen and his comrades must recover lost Innocence while defending against the Earl’s terrifying army. But if they fail, Innocence will be lost forever.

Servamp | Key Art

Next up is SERVAMP. It is an anime adaptation of Strike Tanaka’s manga series. It is set to premiere on July 5th in Japan.

Funimation describes the series as follows:

Mahiru Shirota dislikes difficult things, preferring to live a simple life. But after rescuing a cat he names Kuro, life takes a turn for the complex. Kuro turns out to be a “servamp”—a servant vampire—named Sleepy Ash, and the two form a contract. Kissing his simple life goodbye, Mahiru is pulled into the world of vampires, the seven deadly Servamps, and war. Life couldn’t be more complicated!

Tales of Zestiria the X | Key Art

Tales of Zestiria the X is also set to simulcast this summer. It is an adaptation of Bandai Namco’s video game. It is also set to stream on Daisuki.

Funimation describes the series as follows:

Legends speak of the Shepherd, a savior who will bring peace to the seraphim and human worlds. Sorey has spent his life studying ancient books and exploring ruins to learn more about the legendary savior. When he and his seraphim companion Mikleo encounter a mysterious girl in the ruins, the stories of the Shephard become Sorey’s reality. Is he strong enough to take on the evil Lord of Calamity?

Danganronpa 3 | Key Art

Funimation will also simulcast Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak High School. The anime will have a Future Arc and a Despair Arc.

The Future Arc will feature the characters from the first game. The Despair Arc will focus on the characters from Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair. Two new episodes, one for Future and one for Despair, will premiere every week. The two arcs will premiere on July 11 and July 14 respectively.

Funimation describes the series as follows:

Makoto Naegi is under suspicion of treason after shielding a remnant of Despair. The Future Foundation, founded to save the world from chaos caused by Ultimate Despair, gathers to decide his punishment when they are captured by Monokuma. Thrusted into an ultimate death game, they must find the true traitor and kill him if they hope to survive. The tale of despair in which hope kills hope begins.

Love Live! Sunshine!! | Key Art

Love Live! Sunshine!! will also be simulcast this Summer. It will focus on nine students from Uranohoshi Girls’ High School as they form the school idol group Aqours. This is set to premiere on July 2nd in Japan.

Funimation describes the series as follows:

Nothing is more appealing than the bright, sparkling world of School Idols! The girls of Uranohoshi Girls’ High School are swept into idol fever, wanting nothing more than to become the next-best School Idol group. And they plan to do just that. Chika Takami brings together eight of her classmates to form Aqours, their own idol group. As long as they don’t give up, any dream can come true!

First Love Monster | Key Art

Next on the list is FIRST LOVE MONSTER. It is an adaptation of Akira Hiyoshimaru’s manga series. The anime is set to premiere on July 2nd in Japan.

Funimation describes the series as follows:

High schooler Kaho Nikaido is having trouble adjusting to her new life in Tokyo. It doesn’t get any easier when she is nearly hit by a truck and saved by the handsome Kanade Takahashi! Infatuated with Kanade, she works up the courage to confess. But he warns that if Kaho learns who he is, she won’t want him. What could possibly keep her from this stud? Maybe the fact he’s a…fifth grader?!

Handa-kun | Key Art

Handa-kun is set to premiere on July 7th in Japan. It is a spin-off of Satsuki Yoshino’s Barakamon manga.

Funimation describes the series as follows:

Seishuu Hanada leads a very interesting life for a high school student. He is admired by his peers as a calligraphy genius and held in the highest respect. Unfortunately, Hanada is under the impression that they hate him! He just wants a quiet life, but instead he’ll face countless challenges for his school idol position. Can he handle all the pressure and “bullying”? It’s hard being so clueless!

TSUKIUTA | Key Art

TSUKIUTA. The Animation is set to premiere on July 6 in Japan.

Funimation describes the series as follows:

Six Gravity and Procellarum are two rival male idol groups who happen to live in the same dorm. Six Gravity is made up of young men who represent the months of December to May, while Procellarum’s members represent June to November. Follow the daily lives of these twelve young men as they deal with the stresses of idol-hood, school, and living together. With music by famous Vocaloid producers!

Time Travel Girl | Key Art

Time Travel Girl will be simulcast as well.

Funimation describes the series as follows:

Mari Hayase is on a mission to go back in time and meet eight of the most prominent scientists and inventors in history. With the help of her two friends Waka Mizuki and Jun Mizuki she’ll find herself up close and personal with famous figures like Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, and so many more! What’s her purpose and mission? Hopefully not getting stuck in the past!

Sca-red Rider XechS | Key Art

Sca-red Rider XechS is set to premiere on July 6 in Japan.

Funimation describes the series as follows:

The Blue World, a world symbolizing reason, is under attack by fierce creatures known as the Nightfly O’Note sent from the Red World, a world symbolizing instinct. Elected to lead the Blue World, 17-year-old researcher Akira Asagi will take charge of the combat unit “IS”. These six riders, also called the Scared Rider Xechs, will fight at the Ryuukyuu LAG to protect their world and each other.

Cute High Earth Defense Club Love! Love! | Key Art

Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! LOVE! will be simulcast this Summer.

Funimation describes the series as follows:

The Battle Lovers are back! With things a bit calmer since the whole Zundar fiasco, the boys can get back to what’s important in life—like hanging around the bathhouse and lazing around! But when the Loveracelets start calling, they’ll have to jump back into the action. Will the arrival of two new students mean more allies or more chaos? Love is not over yet!

Regalia | Key Art

Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars is the last title announced for simulcast right now. It will premiere on July 7 in Japan.

Funimation describes the series as follows:

In the country of Rimguard a mysterious event shook the country and its people just twelve years prior. As time passed, memory of the incident began to fade while peace reigned over the land. Sisters Yui and Rena live a quiet life in the Enastria Empire until a large mecha suddenly attacks their peaceful home, changing everything. The girls become caught in a vortex of destiny and godly revival.


This is only Round 1 of Funimation’s simulcast announcements. More simulcasts will be announced at a later time.

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About Patrick Aguda

Patrick is a Mechanical Engineering student and an avid fan of both video games and anime. He has been a fan of anime since his older sister introduced him to the genre when he was in Pre-K. He grew up watching shows like Cardcaptor Sakura, Digimon Adventure, Gundam Wing, Dragon Ball Z, Tenchi Muyo and Rurouni Kenshin. His favorite anime of all time is Code Geass. His favorite games include Persona 3 Portable, Steambot Chronicles and the .hack//G.U. trilogy. He is very fond of Sinon (Asada Shino).