Funimation to simulcast AFTERLOST, Fairy Gone, Kono Oto Tomare!, Mix and RobiHachi

Distributor Funimation has announced five more anime titles they will be bringing to their streaming service Funimation Now for the United Kingdom, Ireland, United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, as part of their Spring 2019 seasonal line-up.

To recap, they have already confirmed plans to simulcast & dub Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2, Fruits Basket, YU-NO as well as returning series Black Clover and Fairy Tail: Final Season.

The following titles joining the line-up are AFTERLOST, Fairy Gone, Kono Oto Tomare!: Sounds of Life, Mix and RobiHachi; all five will be streaming in both the original Japanese audio with English audio as well as an English dub via simuldub format.

AFTERLOST (Shoumetsu Toshi) is an adaptation of a 2014 mobile game. The anime will be animated by studio Madhouse and directed by Shigeyuki Miya. The first episode’s simulcast will air on Sunday, April 7th at 4:30pm UK time, followed by the English simuldub on Sunday, April 28th at 9:00pm UK time.

Plot Synopsis via Funimation:

The entire population of a city disappeared – vanished without a trace. Yuki, the sole survivor, joins Takuya, a contract courier, on a perilous journey to find answers within the newly named ghost town “Lost”. With a letter from Yuki’s father as the pair’s only lead, a secretive organization refuses to let Yuki and Takuya’s meddling go unchecked.

Fairy Gone is an original anime series by studio P.A.Works and directed by Kenichi Suzuki. The first episode’s simulcast will air on Sunday, April 7th at 4:30pm UK time, followed by the English simuldub on Sunday, April 28th at 9:00pm UK time.

Plot Synopsis via Funimation:

From the director of Drifters, and the creator behind Grimgar, Ashes and Illusions, comes a war-torn world on the brink of calamity. Able to summon fairies as alter-ego weapons, former soldiers become government dogs, mafia members, and even terrorists in search of purpose beyond the battlefield. Who will maintain the peace they all fought for nine years ago?

Kono Oto Tomare!: Sounds of Life is an adaptation of Amyuu Sakura’s 2012 manga series. The anime will be animated by the studio Platinum Vision and directed by Ryouma Mizuno. The first episode’s simulcast will air on Saturday, April 6th at 6:30pm UK time, followed by the English simuldub on Saturday, April 27th at 9:00pm UK time.

Plot Synopsis via Funimation:

Down to its last member, the koto club will accept anyone who is interested in the traditional Japanese instrument. But when a delinquent and a prodigy player sign up, finding harmony isn’t going to be easy – especially not with ensemble competitions looming around the corner. With enough time and some incredible skill at the strings, perhaps this motley crew can strike a chord with the judges.

Mix: Meisei Story is an adaptation of Mitsuru Adachi’s 2012 manga series and a continuation of the series Touch. The anime will be animated by the studio OLM and directed by Odahiro Watanabe. The first episode’s simulcast and English simuldub will premiere on Saturday, April 6th at 12:00pm UK time.

Plot Synopsis via Funimation:

A new generation steps up to the plate in a moving sequel to the 1985 baseball manga, Touch. Stepbrothers Touma and Suichirou are ace players on Meisei High School’s baseball team, and thanks to them, the team may finally have a chance at returning to nationals. But little by little, a tragic legacy unfolds as the stepbrothers follow in their fathers’ footsteps.

RobiHachi is an original anime series by Studio Comet and directed by Shinji Takamatsu. The first episode’s simulcast will air on Monday, April 8th at 4:30pm UK time, followed by the English simuldub on Monday, April 29th at 9:00pm UK time.

Plot Synopsis via Funimation:

Down-on-his-luck Robby Yarge is about to go from deep trouble to deep space! After a second encounter with Hatchi Kita ends with him on the run, Robby decides to make for Isekandar, a planet that promises happiness. But when he finds Hatchi stowed away on his ship, the two will make the journey across the stars together!Can these total opposites survive a trek through space?

As the partnership with Crunchyroll has concluded, currently these five titles will remain exclusive to the Funimation Now streaming service for the territories mentioned above. More titles could be added to the Funimation line-up but stay tuned if that ever happens!

Source: Funimation Blog

 

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