FUNimation went big today in their announcements for the fall 2014 anime season. With them already simulcasting One Piece and Fairy Tail, they also recently listed up Psycho-Pass 2 and selector spread WIXOSS. Now they’ve added seven more simulcast to the season with premiere dates and times where they’re finalized:
Gonna be the Twin-Tails!! (a.k.a. Ore Twintail ni Narimasu)
Streaming Thursdays at 1:46pm CT/ 2:46 ET
Plot Concept: Soji is an average high school boy and devoted lover of pigtails. But when monsters with a thirst for human spirit energy invade earth, Soji (along with the help of a mysterious pig-tailed stranger) must transform into a pigtailed girl to defeat them.
In Search of the Lost Future (a.k.a. Ushinawareta Mirai o Motomete)
First episode available October 4th, 2014 – Streaming Saturdays at 12:30pm CT/ 1:30pm ET
Plot concept: A series of increasingly strange events have been reported at Uchihama Academy’s soon-to-be-replaced aging school building. When the student council grows concerned about the spectral encounters, puzzling sleep disorders, and bizarre mishaps, they enlist the aid of the Astronomy Club to crack the case before it’s too late. One evening after school, club member Sou Akiyama is rocked by a sudden earthquake – and an encounter with a beautiful and mysterious naked girl who appears to know him even though he has no recollection of ever meeting her. The next day, the very same girl arrives at his school as a transfer student who’s interested in joining the Astronomy Club. In the blink of an eye, Sou’s fate – along with the fates of all the girls in his club – begin to change in very dramatic and mysterious ways.
Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai (name subject to change)
Streaming date and time coming soon!
Plot concept: Kyotaro Kakei is a shy student at a prestigious academy known for its massive library. The sole member of the school’s library club, Kyotaro’s always been better with books than girls – until a text message from the mysterious “Shepherd” hints that his fate will soon be changing. Life gets wild in a hurry after a vision allows Kyotaro to rescue Tsugumi, a beautiful girl who also received a text message from the “Shepherd.” Soon, Tsugumi announces her intentions to join the Library Club and, with Kyotaro’s help, make school life much more interesting! It doesn’t take long for a host of other pretty girls to follow Tsugumi’s lead and join the club in the hopes of spicing up their boring academy lives. But just who is this “Shepherd,” what does he or she have to do with the Library Club’s sudden popularity, and how in the world will Kyotaro survive being surrounded by all these girls!?
GARO THE ANIMATION (a.k.a. Garo: Honō no Kokuin)
Streaming time and information coming soon.
Plot concept: The King’s close advisor implemented a large-scale witch-hunt. The tragic victims of this hunt were not witches, however, but Makai Knights and Makai Priests. One Makai Priestess gave birth to a child while being burned at the stake. That child carried the bloodlines of the Golden Knight. Although he was saved by his father, a Makai Knight himself, the newborn, León Luís, suffered greatly from the unjust death of his mother. And so he vowed to learn the ways of a Makai Knight from his father, Germán Luís, and use his training to seek revenge. During his battles against the demons known as “Horrors,” León must gradually approach reality and accept the truth.
Meanwhile, the powerful former adviser to the King, Mendoza, banished Prince Alfonso and his mother while the king was bedridden. Eager to reclaim his kingdom and save his people, Alfonso embarks on a quest to find the legendary Knight – but destiny holds a twist of fate in store for him.
Together, León and Alfonso begin long and difficult journey filled with many hardships.
Rage of Bahamut: Genesis (a.k.a. Shingeki no Bahamut Genesis)
First episode available on October 5th – Streaming Sundays at 10:30am CT/ 11:30am ET
Plot concept: Two thousand years ago, the black-and-silver-winged dragon, Bahamut, terrorized the magical land of Mistarcia. The humans, god, and demons that inhabited the land united forces against the fiend and sealed its power into a key which was split in two, one half protected by gods and the other protected by demons. Now, Mistarcia is a peaceful realm – until a human woman steals the god’s half of the key. Based on the immensely popular digital card game, Rage of Bahamut is an exciting blend of action and fantasy brought to you by the creators of Space Dandy and Tokyo Ghoul.
Laughing Under the Clouds (a.k.a. Donten ni Warau)
First episode available on October 6th at 10am CT/ 11am ET – Streaming Fridays at 1:28pm CT/ 2:28pm ET
Plot concept: When swords were outlawed in the eleventh year of the Meiji era, the mighty samurai population began to dwindle. Those who rejected the ban on blades rebelled, causing violent unrest to erupt throughout the countryside. To combat the rise in criminal activity, an inescapable lake prison was constructed. Three young men, born of the Kumo line, were given the duty of delivering criminals to their place of confinement – but could there be more to their mission than meets the eye?
Lord Marksman and Vanadis (a.k.a. Madan no Ou)
First episode available on October 4th – Streaming Saturdays at 9am CT/ 10am ET
Plot concept: Tigre, a young noble, is captured by a beautiful female general from an enemy country. But her curves aren’t the only dangerous thing about her. She’s backed by an army of lovely warrior-goddesses called the Vanadis. Discover Tigre’s fate in this action-packed blend of fantasy and fanservice.