More Winter 2018 Simulcasts & Funimation Backlog joins Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll have revealed their next batch of Winter 2018 simulcasts over the past couple of days. In addition a couple titles now have full region details, and we also have more backlog joining the service thanks to Funimation.

Here’s a quick recap for the articles on Crunchyroll & Funimation so far: Part 1Part 2Part 3

As mentioned before all new anime joining Crunchyroll will be in Japanese audio with English subtitles only.

Newly Announced Additions:

Hitori No Shita – The Outcast 2

Regions: Worldwide except Asia
Time: Tuesdays 10:45pm GMT

In the first season, the protagonist, Chou Soran, hiding that he is an “outsider” (someone able to use special abilities) encounters a mysterious girl named Fuu Houhou who holds the secret of eternal life.

Together, they will enter the Raten Tournament where they will try to solve the mysteries related to them.

The second season marks the beginning of the fighting tournament between Outsiders while mysteries will gradually be unveiled and new characters will appear.

Kaiju Girls (Kaijuu Girls: Ultra Kaijuu Gijinka Keikaku) Season 2

Regions: Worldwide except Asia
Time: Tuesdays 2:30pm GMT

The battles between mankind and Kaiju are in the distant past.
Now, souls of those giant monsters are manifesting in the young women called “Kaiju Girls.”
Having become full-fledged members of GIRLS, Agira, Miclas, and Windom are growing into productive members of the organization, with fulfilled lives.
But one day, a new breed of Shadows is reported to be causing trouble.
Meanwhile, another member of GIRLS, Alien Guts, is experiencing a strange change…


Regions: United States, Canada, Central and South America (excluding the Caribbean), United Kingdom, Ireland, Nordics (excluding Finland), Netherlands and South Africa.
Time: Tuesdays 3:00pm GMT

When a popular MMORPG is scheduled to be shut down permanently, veteran player Momonga refuses to log out. As NPCs begin to develop personalities and minds of their own he decides to put his skills to use as the game’s new overlord.

The Silver Guardian 2 (Gin no Guardian 2)

Regions: Worldwide except Asia, Middle East and North Africa
Time: Saturdays 2:00pm GMT

Buster”, the new virtual game where Riku Rei has been kidnapped.

To save her, he will have the support of the beautiful Twin Star and a 10 billion charged device inherited from his grandfather Ruki Yuuki.

Suigin will have to become the last Guardian, who protects the Tomb from the Raiders, in order to save Riku Rei and solve the mysteries of “Grave Buster”.

Yowamushi Pedal: Glory Line

Regions: Worldwide except Asia, Middle East and North Africa
Time: Mondays 8:05pm GMT

Protagonist Onoda Sakamichi’s team, Sohoku High School, won last year’s national tournament, the Inter-High. The upperclassmen who pulled the team have graduated. By inspiring, supporting, and lifting each other up, the new generation of team members won a ticket to the Inter-High and a chance at a repeat championship. Their rivals, Hakone Academy, former champions seeking to reclaim their crown, and Kyoto Fushimi, home to the monstrous racer Midousuji, have gathered at the race, where they’ll clash in a fierce battle for victory! Every racer carries his hopes and dreams in his heart. As sprinters who race along straight lines, climbers who are masters of the mountains, and aces who lead their teams to victory… The “GLORY LINE” is each racer’s finish line of honor and glory, but who will be the first to cross it?!

Announced Titles with Full Region Details Revealed:


Regions: Worldwide except China and Japan
Time: Saturdays 5:00pm GMT

They dream of one day flying into the endless sky, even though they are painfully aware of how far away the sky is beyond the glass that blocks their flight.

The distant future: Humanity established the mobile fort city, Plantation, upon the ruined wasteland and civilization flourished. Within the city were pilot quarters called Mistilteinn, otherwise known as the “Birdcage.” That is where the children live… Not knowing anything of the outside world, and unaware of the vast sky. Their only mission in life was the fight.

Their enemies are the mysterious giant organisms known as Kyoryu. The children operate robots known as FRANXX in order to face these still unseen enemies because they believe that is their purpose in life. Among them was a boy who was once called a child prodigy: Code number 016, Hiro. However, now he’s a failure and considered unneeded. Those who cannot pilot FRANXX basically do not exist.

One day, a mysterious girl called Zero Two appears in front of Hiro. From her face grew two alluring horns.

“I’ve found you, my Darling.”

Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody (Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku)

Regions: Worldwide except Asia
Time: Thursdays 4:30pm GMT

“Satou,” aka Ichiro Suzuki is a programmer in the middle of a death march. He was supposed to be taking a nap but somehow wakes up in another world… What lies before him is what looks like the menu screen of the game he was working before his nap. He’s at a complete beginner stage at level 1. However, he had three “Meteor Showers” which could level a whole map. Suddenly, a whole group of lizardmen appears in front of him. In order to survive, Satou uses Meteor Shower, his level jumped to 310 and he became extremely wealthy. Whether it be dream or reality, Satou’s journey was now beginning.

Funimation Backlog Now Available:

Daimidaler: Prince vs Penguin Empire (Kenzen Robo Daimidaler)

Regions: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Premium Members in Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark. and the Netherlands

From the crew that brought you High School DxD comes the timeless story of strange alien invaders known as the Penguin Empire, giant robots, henchmen running around in skintight animal costumes, and Earth’s only hope at survival: an easily excited teenage boy with a mysterious power fueled by oversized boobs.

Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor

Regions: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark. Netherlands.

While investigating a mysterious explosion, Sho Fukamachi discovers the Chronos Corporation’s greatest weapon: a techno-organic suit of bio-armor known as the Guyver. With Chronos determined to conceal its secrets, Sho finds himself relentlessly pursued by an army of horrific bio-monsters. When he runs out of options, Sho is forced to call upon the fearsome powers of the Guyver.

Psycho Pass Extended Edition

Regions: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, and Premium Members in Sweden, Norway, Denmark.

In the future, thinking about a crime makes you guilty, and justice is dispensed from the barrel of a gun. Detectives work in teams made up of Enforcers and Inspectors. Enforcers take out the bad guys, and Inspectors make sure their partners don’t cross the line. The equalizer in the war on thugs is the Dominator, a weapon that can tell when citizens are about to turn criminal.


Regions: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.

Fans of the iDOLM@STER franchise won’t want to miss this super cute spinoff! Hyperactive hijinks are sure to follow when the idol girls of 765 Productions discover the mysterious Puchidols—chibis with super sweet abilities—have invaded their office! This anime takes adorable to the next level!

Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar (Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari)

Regions: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa.

Young Kenshi Masaki was taken from his home planet, transported to a distant galaxy, and captured by a gorgeous princess! This royal beauty claims Kenshi as her personal servant—and lends him out to all the lecherous ladies at her prestigious boarding school. When Kenshi doesn’t have his hands full with a curvaceous coed, he can be found training for a looming intergalactic mecha battle.

Yu Yu Hakusho Season 3

Regions: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand.

From cutting classes to brawling in the streets, Yusuke Urameshi is not your typical role model. In fact, this kid’s nothing more than a fourteen-year-old delinquent with a talent for trouble. But in a single selfless act Yusuke dies while saving another. For such noble sacrifice he is given a second chance at life, but it’s to be a life far different than the one left behind. Now a Spirit Detective, the young man must track down demons and humans alike who desire to rule over the three realms of reality.

Granted with amazing new powers to be used in the cause of good versus evil, Yusuke sets out on his first assignment. He will gather together those who will fight alongside him: Kuwabara, Yusuke’s intellectually challenged formal rival from high school; Kurama, an infamous thief from the Demon World who inhabits a human body; and Hiei, a hot-headed demon skilled with both the sword and the third eye. Together, these four set forth to do battle with monsters, beasts and men.

There are a few more titles left to be revealed. Crunchyroll and Funimation also revealed they will be streaming HAKYU HOSHIN ENGI (also known as Soul Hunter) with more details to be noted later down the line. But until then, stay tuned!


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