A symphonic concert will tour North America as part of the thirtieth anniversary of the Dragon Ball series through 2020, starting with Chicago, Illinois on Friday, March 27th, 2020.
Funimation and Toei Animation have partnered with Overlook Events and AWR Music Productions (the group behind the Final Fantasy Distant Worlds concerts), to bring the music from the Dragon Ball anime to life by a live orchestra using taiko drumming, and a score by Japanese composer Shunsuke Kikuchi.
While Chicago is listed as the first stop, no other cities were provided. As Funimation’s blog post mentioned “North America”, it is hoped that some Canadian cities would be included in the tour.
With the fourth season of My Hero Academia just over a month away, a new piece of artwork was released in Japan today. Funimation shared this visual on their Facebook this morning.
In the image, In the image, student heroes Katsuki Bakugo, Ochaco Uraraka, Shoto Todoroki, Momo Yaoyorozu, Izuku Midoriya, Tamaki Amajiki, Nejire Hado, Sir Nighteye, Eijiro Kirishima, and Mirio Togata pose on a massive “My Hero Academia” word art while a giant All Might stands behind destroyed buildings.
This fourth season is adapted from the Shie Hassaikai story arc from the manga series of the same name by Kohei Horikoshi.
Season four of My Hero Academia airs in Japan on October 12th, 2019.
If you missed catching My Hero Academia: Two Heroes in theatres last year, you can now take home the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack on Tuesday, March 26th, 2019.
Izuku Midoriya, hero alias Deku, a young hero in training, receives an invite to attend a Quirk expo with his idol All Might. At the event, Deku encounters Melissa, a girl who had a similar Quirkless upbringing. The fun doesn’t last as a group of villains override the complex’s security system, putting their evil plan in action. Can the heroes help stop these villains and save the day?
The combo includes the feature film on Blu-ray, DVD and a digital download, an exclusive interview with the English vocal cast on Blu-ray and a Deku button (limited and only when purchased through Funimation’s web store).
In the North American weekend premiere of Dragon Ball Super: Broly, the anime film exceeded $17 million USD in revenue, and has become the fifth top anime film in the United States according to a Facebook post by FUNimation.
The legendary Super Saiyan Broly is here and ready to exact his revenge on those who banished him after childbirth. Goku and his friends band together to take on all-powerful Broly, but will they be able to stop him and save the Earth from his terror?
Canadian fans, don’t worry, Cineplex is still showing Dragon Ball Super: Broly. Be sure to visit the Cineplex web site for locations and showtimes.
For the last two years, Funimation and Crunchyroll have shared a license agreement where Funimation-licensed titles would also appear on the Crunchyroll streaming service. As of today, October 18th, 2018, Funimation has ended that agreement in order to pursue their own streaming services under FunimationNow.
This change will see “several hundred new shows” appear on FunimationNow, with the loss of some titles; the titles shared with Crunchyroll would continue with some minor changes. My Hero Academia, Attack on Titan, Black Clover, Dragon Ball Z and One Piece are a few of the series shared between the two companies. A finalized list of affected titles was not provided.
An added casualty of this is Funimation leaving the VRV streaming service on November 9th, 2018.
Crunchyroll streams anime series in Japanese with subtitles, where as Funimation was involved with dubbing shows and films in English and handling physical distribution through DVD and Blu-ray.
Sony Pictures Television announced their acquisition of a 95% stake in Texas-based Funimation on July 31st, 2017.
AT&T acquired Crunchyroll’s parent company Otter Media on August 7th, 2018.
With the third season of My Hero Academia finished, a fourth season was announced on FUNimation’s Facebook page. U.A. High School’s Big Three (Mirio Togata, Nejire Hado, and Tamaki Amajiki) and the villain Overhaul are expected to be central to this story arc.
A date was not mentioned for when this upcoming season will air.
The popular action/superhero series is based on the manga by Kohei Horikoshi also recently had a feature film released, My Hero Academia: Two Heroes.
That list is now available, with a number of Cineplex locations across Canada (excluding Alberta, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island) hosting multiple screenings in English, and in Japanese with English subtitles in late September.
Cineplex Cinemas Coquitlam and VIP
170 Schoolhouse Street, Coquitlam, BC
Cineplex Cinemas Langley
#20090, 91A Avenue, Langley, BC
The Park Theatre
3440 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC
Cineplex Odeon Park & Tilford Cinemas
200-333 Brooksbank Avenue, N. Vancouver, BC
Plus Ultra! The heroes of Class 1-A are coming to the big screen this September in their first feature film. My Hero Academia: Two Heroes will screen at select theatres in Canada and the US across five days in both Japanese with English subtitles and in English.
The announcement came earlier today at San Diego Comic Con when English voice actors Justin Briner and Christopher Sabat in an interview with IGN. Briner and Sabat lend their voices in the English dub of My Hero Academia which is licensed by FUNimation.
The English dub will screen on the September 25th, 27th, and 29th; the Japanese with English subtitles on September 26th and October 2nd.
Izuku Midoriya, alias Deku, a young hero in training, receives an invite to attend a Quirk expo with his idol All Might. At the event, Deku encounters Melissa, a girl who had a similar Quirkless upbringing. The fun doesn’t last as a group of villains override the complex’s security system, putting their evil plan in action. Can the heroes help stop these villains and save the day?