Funimation UK/IE to stream K-On! and Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!

Distributor Manga Entertainment over the past month has added a few new catalogue anime titles for the streaming platform Funimation (Boruto, Naruto Shippuden, Hunter x Hunter), and today they have announced another batch for the United Kingdom and Ireland territories.

Starting 31st July 2020, UK & IE fans will be able to stream two franchises from studio Kyoto Animation – K-On! and Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! in dubbed and subbed formats.

About K-On!

“Join four high school girls, on a mission to save their school’s music club. Arriving for her first year in high school, Yui Hirasawa (Aki Toyosaki) is eager to find a club to join.

Meanwhile, drummer Ritsu Tainaka (Satomi Sato), her friend, bassist Mio Akiyama (Yoko Hikasa), and keyboard player Tsumugi Kotobuki (Minako Kotobuki) are trying to save the school’s music club, which is set to close due to low numbers.

After Yui joins the band playing castanets, the other members soon begin to realise they’ve accidentally discovered a guitar hero.”

Based on Kakifly’s 2007 manga series, the anime adaptation for K-On! aired in 2009 and received a sequel series K-On!! in 2010 followed by a theatrical anime film K-On! the Movie in 2011. All anime titles were directed by Naoko Yamada, written by Reiko Yoshida, and composed by Hajime Hyakkoku.

Manga Entertainment released K-On! and K-On!! on DVD with K-On! the Movie released as a Blu-ray & DVD combo pack and DVD sets. To our recollection, none of the K-On! anime titles had received a legal stream for the UK & IE.

About Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!

“Yuta has a problem. As one of the thousands of Japanese students afflicted with “chunibyo,” a state where they’re so desperate to stand out that they’ve literally convinced themselves that they have secret knowledge and hidden powers, Yuta spent most of his middle school years living in a complete fantasy world.

But that’s not his major problem now, as with a lot of work and effort, he’s finally managing to overcome his delusions to the point where he thinks he’s ready to start high school with all his cards in order. No, his BIG problem is the girl he first encounters climbing on his balcony.

It seems that his own efforts to rid himself of his chunibyo have attracted the attention of another sufferer, and she’s decided that this makes him her soul mate.”

Based on Torako’s 2011 light novel series, the anime adaptation for Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! aired in 2012 and received a sequel series Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions -Heart Throb- in 2014 with two theatrical anime films; Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions: Rikka Version in 2013 and Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Take on Me in 2018. All anime titles were directed by Tatsuya Ishihara, written by Jukki Hanada, and composed by Nijine.

Animatsu released Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! on Blu-ray and DVD while Manga Entertainment released Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions -Heart Throb-, Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions: Rikka Version and Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Take on Me on Blu-ray and DVD. Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! previously streamed on Anime on Demand and Animax UK (both discontinued) before recently landing on Netflix. Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions -Heart Throb- previously streamed on Animax UK. Both Chunibyo films are currently streaming on Netflix.


Source: Funimation UK Blog

NormanicGrav

Grav is your average generic anime character who went to University, joined and took over the Sheffield Hallam anime society, graduated, got a job, and went back to do a Masters degree. He considers himself a man of culture and likes a lot of anime, even the ones that are considered bad. Harems, Isekai, Pouts are also stuff he likes.

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