Funimation’s Winter 2018 Simuldub Launch Dates Revealed

Distributor Funimation have spent the past couple of weeks revealing their latest line-up of anime for their simuldub streaming service. As the list of titles incoming comes to a close for the season we now have the dates and times for when these will be available on the service.

For those who aren’t aware, a simuldub is when a currently airing anime series is being made available as soon as possible with an English dub. It’s basically like a simulcast but for English dub viewers. The English dubs do take some time so they arrive a few weeks after the original Japanese broadcast unless the production was done really early (as seen with Kyoto Animation’s Violet Evergarden for Netflix which is being simulcast with both English & Japanese audio options available weekly for the UK & Ireland, more info on that here).

Also worth noting is that Funimation’s streaming service will be English audio only so if you want to view the original Japanese audio with English subtitles it will be over on Crunchyroll, as part of their Crunchyroll x Funimation partnership. You can view the Crunchyroll line-up here.

Without further due, here’s the Winter 2018 simuldub line-up for Funimation. We’ll also include the recurring shows from previous seasons as well:

The Ancient Magus’ Bride

Launch Date: Available Now from Previous Season
Time: Mondays at 9:00pm GMT

Sold at an auction, Chise Hatori has little hope for a better life until a sorcerer takes her in as his apprentice—and his bride.

Basilisk: The Ouka Ninja Scrolls

Launch Date: 27th January 2018
Time: Saturdays at 9:00pm GMT

Only ten years have passed since the battle between clans. Poised to fight once more, a new generation now stands at the forefront.

Black Clover

Launch Date: Available Now from Previous Season
Time: Sundays at 9:00pm GMT

In a world where magic is everything, the next Wizard King could be a boy without power.

Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card

Launch Date: 24th January 2018
Time: Wednesdays at 9:00pm GMT

The power of Clow is back with a new adventure for Cardcaptor Sakura! Mysterious blank cards and new magic await the guardian—is she ready?

Citrus

Launch Date: 25th January 2018
Time: Thursdays at 9:00pm GMT

Fashionable Yuzu’s life goes from sweet to sour when the beautiful but stern Mei falls into her life.

Dagashi Kashi 2

Launch Date: 29th January 2018
Time: Mondays at 9:00pm GMT

Hotaru and Kokonotsu return with a bounty of tasty treats to try! Join them in the exciting season two of Dagashi Kashi.

DARLING in the FRANXX

Launch Date: 1st February 2018
Time: Thursdays at 9:00pm GMT

When fallen FranXX prodigy Hiro meets Zero Two, the girl with horns, everything changes.

Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody

Launch Date: 28th January 2018
Time: Sundays at 9:00pm GMT

Stuck in a fantasy RPG, Suzuki Ichirou quickly achieves a high-level rank and spends his days in peace. But a demon king stirs up trouble.

Garo -VANISHING LINE-

Launch Date: Available Now from Previous Season
Time: Thursdays at 9:00pm GMT

Sword seeks to expose the shadow war in his city, Sophie searches for her missing brother. Both chase their only clue—El Dorado.

HAKYU HOSHIN ENGI

Launch Date: 30th January 2018
Time: Tuesdays at 9:00pm GMT

After losing his clan, Taikobo is put in charge of the Hoshin Project: a mission to seal away the evil immortals that infest the world.

Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens

Launch Date: 27th January 2018
Time: Saturdays at 9:00pm GMT

In the seedy underworld of a peaceful city, a so-called “killer of professional killers” is becoming more than just an urban legend.

The Junji Ito Collection

Launch Date: 20th January 2018
Time: Saturdays at 9:00pm GMT

Witness the most hair-raising stories from Junji Ito Masterpiece Collection and Fragments of Horror like you’ve never seen them before.

KARAKAI JOUZU NO TAKAGI-SAN

Launch Date: 28th January 2018
Time: Sundays at 9:00pm GMT

If you blush, you lose. Nishikata has been teased mercilessly by Takagi and always winds up blushing! But he vows to one day get back at her.

Katana Maidens ~ Toji No Miko

Launch Date: 21st January 2018
Time: Sundays at 9:00pm GMT

To protect the world from supernatural beings, shrine maidens spend their days honing their swordsmanship at five special schools.

OVERLORD II

Launch Date: 30th January 2018
Time: Tuesdays at 9:00pm GMT

After getting trapped in his favorite MMORPG, Momonga decides to use his high level and devastating powers to try and take over the world.

The Silver Guardian 2

Launch Date: 31st January 2018
Time: Wednesdays at 9:00pm GMT

High school students and pro-level gamers Riku Suigin and Riku Rei are about to get swept up in an RPG unlike any other.

Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2199

Launch Date: Available Now from Previous Season
Time: Wednesdays at 9:00pm GMT

The crew of the Space Battleship Yamato will stop at nothing to save humanity as they travel across the galaxy through alien enemy lines.

Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru 2

Launch Date: 23rd January 2018
Time: Tuesdays at 9:00pm GMT

Protecting history is the task of a group of legendary swords brought to life, complete with unique personalities and charming daily lives.

We expect The Disastrous Life of Saiki 2 to also be part of Funimation’s catalogue so we’ll update the article when that gets licensed.

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As Weiss once said "But enough of this introductory chatter! Let us hear your tale!". After finishing University studying Game Development and once taking charge of SHU's anime society. Grav ventures on as a News Reporter, Moderator and Discord Admin. If you see that massive legal streaming thread Grav heroically did all that and had consumed many hours of his life. The reason? He was bored.

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