Funimation UK & Ireland Spring 2018 Anime Premiere Dates Revealed
Funimation have announced the official simuldub launch dates for their Spring 2018 anime season line-up over on their official website. These titles will be given English dubs while Crunchyroll handles the original Japanese audio with English subtitles simulcasts.
This list is based on the United Kingdom & Ireland line-up, therefore Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory and Tokyo Ghoul:re will not be included as they won’t be streaming on FunimationNow UK & IE.
Dances with the Dragons
(Saredo Tsumibito wa Ryuu to Odoru)
Airing Date/Time: Saturday 28th April at 9:00pm BST
Dragons, beasts, and a unique brand of magic dwell in the city of Eridana, where two clever bounty hunters have set up shop. Combining chemistry with weapons to create a powerful spell-like magic, Gaius and Gigina have their work cut out for them as they take on a variety of dangerous jobs. But soon, they may find themselves in over their heads.
Airing Date/Time: Monday 30th April at 9:00pm BST
Searching for gold in Hokkaido’s harsh climate is deadly work, and after war veteran Sugimoto stumbles across part of a treasure map, things only get worse. The map is divided among several escaped convicts, and this war-hardened soldier isn’t the only one who knows it. Partnering with a local who can navigate the wilderness, he’ll see if he has what it takes to find the stash…and live to tell it.
High School DxD HERO
Airing Date/Time: Tuesday 1st May at 9:00pm BST
Season four of the High School DxD series! A war between heaven and hell is raging on Earth, and hormones are raging in Issei’s pants. Enter curvy Rias, a devilish class leader.
Airing Date/Time: Thursday 26th April at 9:00pm BST
Nitta Yoshifumi, a young, intellectual yakuza, lived surrounded by his beloved pots in his turf in Ashigawa. But one day, a girl, Hina, arrives in a strange object, and uses her telekinetic powers to force Nitta to allow her to live with him, putting an end to his leisurely lifestyle. Hina tends to lose control of herself, wreaking havoc both at school and in Nitta’s organization. Though troubled, he finds himself taking care of her. What will become of this strange arrangement? It’s the beginning of the dangerous and lively story of a nice-guy outlaw and psychokinetic girl!
Kakuriyo -Bed & Breakfast for Spirits-
(Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi)
Airing Date/Time: Thursday 19th April at 9:00pm BST
After losing her grandfather, Aoi inherits his ability to see spirits. One day, an ogre appears demanding her hand in marriage to pay off her grandfather’s debt. Aoi refuses and chooses instead to work at the Tenjin-ya bed and breakfast for spirits!
Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These
(Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu: Die Neue These – Kaikou)
Airing Date/Time: Monday 23rd April at 9:00pm BST
In humanity’s distant future, two interstellar states – the monarchic Galactic Empire and the democratic Free Planets Alliance – are embroiled in a never-ending war. The story focuses on the exploits of rivals Reinhard von Müsel and Yang Wen Li as they rise to power and fame in the Galactic Empire and the Free Planets Alliance.
My Hero Academia Season 3
(Boku no Hero Academia)
Airing Date/Time: Saturday 7th April at 10:30am BST
Summer is here, and the heroes of Class 1-A and 1-B are in for the toughest training camp of their lives! A group of seasoned pros pushes everyone’s Quirks to new heights as the students face one overwhelming challenge after another. Braving the elements in this secret location becomes the least of their worries when routine training turns into a critical struggle for survival.
Space Battleship Tiramisu
(Uchuu Senkan Tiramisù)
Airing Date/Time: Wednesday 18th April at 9:00pm BST
The human race extended its life field and greed to the vast reaches of space… In Space Era 0156, a war breaks out amidst all of the colonies in space. Earth begins to construct a new space battleship called Tiramisu in secret. Just as the war begins, one genius pilot steers the Tiramisu as a beacon of hope for humanity.
Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2202
(Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2202: Ai no Senshi-tachi)
Airing Date/Time: Wednesday 9th May at 9:00pm BST
The crew of the Space Battleship Yamato will stop at nothing to save humanity as they travel across the galaxy through alien enemy lines.
Airing Date/Time: Monday 30th April at 9:00pm BST
A divergent continuation of the original Steins;Gate ending, Steins;Gate 0 explores an alternate worldline where Okabe abandons time travel. While attempting to forget past traumas and get his life back on track, he meets an AI that re-opens old wounds.
Also continuing their simuldubs from previous seasons:
Basilisk: The Ouka Ninja Scrolls
(Basilisk: Ouka Ninpouchou)
Airing Date/Time: Saturdays at 9:00pm BST
The battle for succession that continued for three generations of shogun in the Keichou era culminated in a gruesome battle of ninja arts between the Kouga and Iga clans. Amidst a rain of flower petals, a man and woman who had decided to live for love were separated once again, beautiful in their transience…
Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card
(Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card-hen)
Airing Date/Time: Wednesdays at 9:00pm BST
Sakura had managed to capture all of the Clow Cards which could bring disaster to the world and turned them into her own Sakura Cards. Now it’s spring. With cherry trees in full blossom, Sakura is just entering middle school. Her beloved Syaoran has returned from Hong Kong, and Sakura was thrilled to be going to school with him again. But one night, something strange happens to her Cards… On top of that, strange things keep happening in Tomoeda. Guided by the Key she encountered in her dream, Sakura starts collecting Cards again. And then, a new girl transfers into her class…
DARLING in the FRANXX
Airing Date/Time: Thursdays at 9:00pm BST
The distant future: Humanity established the mobile fort city, Plantation, upon the ruined wasteland. Within the city were pilot quarters, Mistilteinn, otherwise known as the “Birdcage.” That is where the children live… 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. Among them was a boy who was once called a child prodigy: Code number 016, Hiro. One day, a mysterious girl called Zero Two appears in front of Hiro. “I’ve found you, my Darling.”
HAKYU HOSHIN ENGI
Airing Date/Time: Tuesdays at 9:00pm BST
A once thrived kingdom, In – now governed by an evil hermit, Dakki, and her party – is in a chaotic status with its people suffering Dakki’s oppressions. Seeing this, The Hermit Band took it seriously and planned a “Hoshin Plan” which is assigned to an apprentice hermit, Daikobo, who gathered partners, captured and sealed all evil hermits, and planned to establish a new kingdom. On the other hand, the strongest and an In- royal hermit, Bunchu, stood up against Daikobo to protect the old kingdom with all his might. Thus, the death battle among invincible hermits begins…
Katana Maidens ~ Toji no Miko
Airing Date/Time: Sundays at 9:00pm BST
Since the ancient times, the Kannagi priestesses have used their swords, or Okatana, to exorcise the creatures known as Aratama that brought chaos upon the world of man. These maidens were known as Tojis, a special task force within the police allowed to have their Okatana on their person because they are government officials, but they mostly consist of school girls who go to one of five training schools. This spring, the top Tojis from five schools across the country have been gathered for a customary tournament where they will use their abilities and fight for the top position.
That’s all of the information revealed for Funimation’s official simuldub dates for the time being. If you want to see what will be shown on Crunchyroll you can view all of our round-ups here: Wave 1, Wave 2, Wave 3, Wave 4, Wave 5, Wave 6, Wave 7 and Wave 8!