Note: This article has been updated with additional simulcast airing information and show page links.
Continuing the trend of previous seasons, distributors Aniplex of America and Funimation has announced plans to stream a number of Aniplex anime titles exclusively on their platform for the United Kingdom, Ireland, United States and Canada territories, as mentioned on their official website blog posts.
Joining Funimation’s simulcast line-up is Cells at Work!! (Hataraku Saibou!!) from studio David Production, the second season for 2018’s Cells at Work! series. Currently, it will begin simulcast starting Thursday 7th January in Japanese audio with English subtitles, with new episodes every Thursday at 5:00pm GMT. You can also stream the first season subtitled on Crunchyroll.
“Cells at Work!! Season 2 continues the tale of…well…you! Set inside the human body, Cells at Work!! chronicles the life and times of everything from the oxygen-carrying Red Blood Cells, to the bacteria-fighting White Blood Cells.
And, of course, the dangerous viruses and villains lurking beneath the skin!”
Alongside its second season is the spin-off series Cells at Work! CODE BLACK (Hataraku Saibou Black) from studio Liden Films, the second season for 2018’s Cells at Work! series. Currently, it will begin simulcast starting Thursday 7th January in Japanese audio with English subtitles, with new episodes every Thursday at 5:30pm GMT.
“A rookie Red Blood Cell has been bustling about, frantically making oxygen deliveries all around the body! But his workplace is on the brink of going Code Black!!
Drinking, smoking, stress, sleep deprivation….struggling to survive a life not unlike the brutal corporate world, what must these overworked cells be thinking at the end of the day? This is a tale about the inside of your body…”
BACK ARROW from studio VOLN. Currently, it will begin simulcast starting Friday 8th January in Japanese audio with English subtitles, with new episodes every Friday at 4:30pm GMT.
“Lingalind is enclosed by the Wall. The Wall covers, protects, cultivates, and nurtures the land. The Wall is God. One day in Edger, a village on the outskirts, a mysterious man named Back Arrow appears.
Arrow has no memory, but he claims that all he knows is that “I came from outside the Wall.” Arrow tries to go beyond the Wall to regain his memories but is pulled into one conflict after another.”
Horimiya from studio CloverWorks. Currently, it will begin simulcast starting Saturday 9th January in Japanese audio with English subtitles, with new episodes every Saturday at 5:00pm GMT.
“Do opposites attract? At school, Hori is a social butterfly but her life at home is anything but perfect. Left to raise her brother, she’s facing responsibilities that she’s not ready for.
Meanwhile, under a brooding façade, Miyamura hides a gentle heart, along with piercings and tattoos. In a chance meeting, they both reveal a side they’ve never shown. Could this blossom into something new?”
Hortensia SAGA from studio Liden Films. Currently, it will begin simulcast starting Wednesday 6th January in Japanese audio with English subtitles, with new episodes every Wednesday at 5:00pm GMT.
“When the duke of Hortensia murdered the king, he unleashed a wave of chaos that spilled the blood of many. Brazenly building his kingdom on the ashes of the old one, his violent rule has left many orphans in its wake.
But now, the king’s heir has come of age. Living in secret as a man, she’s remained safe, and the time has come to gather allies to take back what is her’s – both country and throne!”
The Promised Neverland (Yakusoku no Neverland) Season 2 from studio CloverWorks. Currently, it will begin simulcast starting Wednesday 6th January in Japanese audio with English subtitles. You can also stream the first season dubbed and subtitled on Funimation, and subtitled on Crunchyroll.
“The orphans at Grace Field House have only ever known peace. Their home is nice, their bellies stay full, and their caretaker, Mom, loves them very much.
But their world turns upside down when the smartest children of the bunch – Emma, Ray, and Norman – learn what horror awaits them on adoption day. Now, their cultivated wit may be their only chance of survival.”
SK8 the Infinity from studio Bones. Currently, it will begin simulcast starting Saturday 9th January in Japanese audio with English subtitles, with new episodes every Saturday at 6:30pm GMT.
“This original skateboarding anime follows high schooler Reki, who is addicted to S, the no-holds-barred skateboarding downhill jam set in an abandoned mine. Yes…all of that is true.
Reki brings along transfer student Langa, who has no skateboarding experience whatsoever. And in this world of skating, it’s all about the “beef,” the showdowns that take place mid-race! Good luck, you two.”
WONDER EGG PRIORITY from studio CloverWorks. Currently, it will begin simulcast starting Tuesday 12th January in Japanese audio with English subtitles, with new episodes every Tuesday at 3:00pm GMT.
“This is the story of Ai, an introverted girl whose fate is forever changed when she acquires a mysterious “Wonder Egg” from a deserted arcade.
That night, her dreams blend into reality, and as other girls obtain their own Wonder Eggs, Ai discovers new friends – and the magic within herself.”
More titles will be announced for the streaming platform, so stay tuned for further news throughout the coming weeks. As the distributor mentioned more than 30 new anime shows for their Winter 2021, the current line-up is as follows:
- 2.43: Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Team
- Attack on Titan: The Final Season
- Back Arrow
- Cells at Work! CODE BLACK
- Cells at Work!!
- Dr. STONE Stone Wars
- Hortensia SAGA
- Log Horizon: Destruction of the Round Table
- Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation
- Otherside Picnic
- Project Scard: Scar on the Praeter
- The Promised Neverland Season 2
- SK8 the Infinity
- Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: Battle of Kimluck
- Suppose a Kid from the Last Dungeon Boonies moved to a starter town?
- That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 Part 1
- Wonder Egg Priority
You can view the details for many of these titles in our previous write-ups; Batch 1.
Source: Funimation Blog