FunimationCon 2020 Recap (Day One)
The FunimationCon 2020 day one was on Friday July 3 and the first thing scheduled was the Industry Panel, which was hosted by Lauren Moore. She had an amount of announcements to share with us viewers, from on-going shows on Funimation to what is available to pre-order at the Funimation Shop. She has also teased us with a few surprises towards the end of the panel. But, before that, I am going to walk you through everything that has been announced.
- For the on-going shows, Fruits Basket is going to continue through the summer with a second part for season two.
- The Black Clover dub is going to be returning and it’ll take the character to the Heart Kingdom.
- New English dub episodes of One Piece was announced along with episodes 588-600 will be premiering first on Microsoft, PlayStation, and Amazon digital stores in August, they’ll stream on Funimation on a later date.
Without a pause for all the announcements, Moore had jumped straight into the returning shows on Funimation for Summer 2020. Starting with Season Two of Fire Force, Sword Art Online: Alicization War of Underworld part Two will be premiering alongside No Guns Life season two, which has had a PV to show off.
She had also announced the shows that were postponed including:
- The Millionaire Detective- Balance: Unlimited (Episode 3 July 30)
- Appare-Ranman (Episode 4 July 24)
- Diary of Our Days at the Breakwater (Episode 4 July 28
- Bungo and Alchemist- Gears of Judgement (Episode 8 July 3)
Now moving onto the new shows that’ll premiere on Funimation this summer:
- Super Hxeros (July 3)
- Lapis Re:Lights (July 4)
- Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! (July 10)
- Muhyo & Roji’s Bureau of Supernatural Investigation Season 2 along with season one (July 7)
New Additions to Funimation
The new additions to the Funimation library is the English dub version of The Promised Neverland, which has premiered on July 1 and the much excited and previously hinted, Naruto has already arrived on Funimation in the US and Canada.The original 220 episode series has premiered in sub and dub on Funimation on July 6.
The FunimationCon panel has also given us more awesome streaming news with a special announcement video, a teaser for Tokyo Ghoul:RE with a Spanish dub.Shortly after Funimation’s Joseille Rios had shared in Spanish, the news about Funimation streaming is coming to Mexico and Brazil sometime this year. And, Tokyo Ghoul: Re is to be one of the first Spanish dubbed anime on the service.
Following the announcement is a look at an amount of show that’ll premiere this fall which includes; By the Grace of the Gods, Adachi and Shimamura, Maesetsu! Opening Act, Ikebukuro WestGate Park, and Dropout Idol Fruit Tart. They’ve also announced the anime that’ll be premiering in the near future, which includes: Higurashi: When They Cry, Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World, and Mars Red, which will have a 2021 release date and it’s the first anime to be adapted from a dramatic stage reading.
Then, Lauren Moore switched gears to the Funimation movies and had revealed a clip of the English voice Actor of Deku, Justin Briner, whom had shared his thanks for the success of My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising in the US. The panel has also talked about the current theatrical landscape and had said that Funimation is monitoring the situation, with that had came a highly anticipated reveal that Funimation Films is teaming up with Aniplex of America for the release of Demon Slayer (Kinetsu no Yaiba) The Movie: Mugen Train.
With nearing the end of the panel, she had shared all the goodies on the Funimation store is either on sale or available to pre-order.