US distributor Funimation announced over the course of the past week that they have added a couple more titles onto their streaming platform Funimation Now on behalf of their collaboration with both US distributors Aniplex of America and Rightstuf’s Nozomi Entertainment.
These four new anime additions will be available for the territories United States and Canada as well as the United Kingdom, and Ireland.
From Aniplex of America, we have the 2014 & 2015 anime series Fate/Stay Night [Unlimited Blade Works] from studio Ufotable and is based on the Unlimited Blade Works storyline from the Fate/Stay Night visual novel developed by Type-Moon.
The Funimation Now stream offers all 26 episodes (episodes 0-12 from the first cour and episodes 13-25 of the second cour) in both the original Japanese audio with English subtitles and the English dub.
About Fate/Stay Night [UBW] (via Aniplex):
Fuyuki City, surrounded by the sea and mountains, becomes the setting for an ancient ritual. Seven masters are given control of heroic spirits in order to realize the mythical Holy Grail, said to grant its owner any wish. These heroic spirits, or “servants,” represent legendary heroes of various classes: Saber, Lancer, Archer, Rider, Caster, Assassin, and Berserker. Each master will enter into a contract with their chosen servant and battle the others to the death until only one pair remains. This is the Holy Grail War.
With her servant Archer, young and capable mage Rin Tohsaka enters the Fifth Holy Grail War as the sole heir to the prestigious Tohsaka family after her father’s death. But when Shirou Emiya, a boy from Rin’s school, unwittingly becomes a Master and is fatally wounded in battle, she has no choice but to save him. With Shirou and his servant Saber, Rin sets out to strike down the conspiracies surrounding the Holy Grail War. Will the Holy Grail bless Rin and Shirou’s path toward victory? Or will they be cursed with defeat?
Also from Aniplex of America, we have the 2011 & 2012 anime series Fate/Zero from studio Ufotable and is based on the light novel series of the same name written by Gen Urobuchi, taking place 10 years before the events of Fate/Stay Night.
The Funimation Now stream offers all 25 episodes (episodes 1-13 from the first cour and episodes 14-25 of the second cour) in both the original Japanese audio with English subtitles and the English dub.
About Fate/Zero (via Aniplex):
The story starts from zero. To the beginning…
In the ultimate battlefield that is the Holy Grail War, seven Masters summon familiars called Servants to fight one another until only one survives. Their goal: to obtain the power of the Holy Grail, a relic that makes one’s formerly unattainable wish a reality. After three inconclusive Holy Grail Wars, the fourth battle has finally begun.
Hoping to win the battle, each Master heads toward the battlefield: the small Japanese city of Fuyuki.
Among the seven Masters is Kirei Kotomine, a tortured and lost soul who is unable to find a reason to fight in this war. This takes him toward an inevitable confrontation with rival Master Kiritsugu Emiya, a man who craves the Holy Grail’s miracle most of all.
From Nozomi Entertainment, we have the 2000 anime series Gravitation from studio Deen and is based on the manga series of the same name written by Maki Murakami.
The Funimation Now stream offers all 13 episodes in both the original Japanese audio with English subtitles and the English dub. The service will make the episodes available around 9pm BST on 23rd September.
Also included is the 1999 OVAs Gravitation: Lyrics of Love from studio Plum. Both the original Japanese audio with English subtitles and the English dub will be available for these two episodes.
About Gravitation (via Nozomi):
Love – the one force that simply won’t be denied! Walking through the park, aspiring rock star Shuichi’s latest lyrics flutter away and land at the feet of a stunning stranger that takes his breath away. The stranger happens to be the famous novelist Eiri Yuki, who completely crushes the young singer by telling him he has “zero talent”. Now, Shuichi’s so annoyed that he’s managed to finish his song just so he can find and confront Yuki! But, are his actions really motivated by anger, or has he fallen in love?
Also from Nozomi Entertainment are the first two anime seasons for the 2008 anime series Junjo Romantica from studio Deen and is based on the manga series of the same name written by Shungiku Nakamura.
The Funimation Now stream offers all 24 episodes (12 from each season) in original Japanese audio with English subtitles. The service will make the episodes available around 9pm BST on 23rd September.
The show’s third anime season is already available to stream on the service right now as well.
About Junjo Romantica (via Nozomi):
Three very different couples caught up in a storm of pure romance!
Romantica: Misaki is struggling to prepare for his college entrance exams, so his brother arranges for a private tutor. But Misaki’s nightmare is just beginning when his tutor, Usami, comes on to him! How will Misaki ever manage to pass his exam?
Egoist: Just when Kamijou’s life is at its lowest, he has a chance meeting with a man who never lets anything hold him back: Nowaki. His name means “typhoon,” and he’s about to take Kamijou on a whirlwind ride that will turn everything upsidedown.
Terrorist: Miyagi always seems to shrug off the cares of the world with a joke and a smile. But even he has problems, although he doesn’t let them show. Foremost is Shinobu, a relentless young man who’s adamant that they’re destined to be together.
Fate/Stay Night [Unlimited Blade Works] and Fate/Zero are available on Blu-ray from MVM Entertainment. Gravitation is no longer available for print on DVD but MVM Entertainment once distributed the series years ago. Both seasons of Junjo Romantica are available on Blu-ray from Anime Limited.