Funimation Reveals First Batch of Summer 2021 Anime Simulcasts with Case Study of Vanitas, Honor Student at Magic High School, How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom & More

Streaming service and distributor Funimation has revealed the first batch of anime they will be streaming as part of the Summer 2021 season in July. The first batch will mostly cover titles that had already been previously revealed over the past couple of months from their blog.

All titles below (except for one, which is explained later in this post) will stream in Japanese audio with English subtitles for the United Kingdom and Ireland territories as well as United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Australia and New Zealand regions.

This article has been updated as of Saturday 3rd July, with additional trailers and links to the show pages when available.

The Case Study of Vanitas (Vanitas no Carte)

Based on manga series by Jun Mochizuki, and adapted into an anime by studio Bones. Simulcast begins Friday 2nd July at 5:30pm BST.

Also available to stream in France, Russia, Germany and Scandinavia on Wakanim.

“A tale of vampires and curses set in a whimsical and dark steampunk Paris unfolds! On the streets, rumors abound of a clockwork grimoire said to sow curses among the vampires. Now, guided by the Book of Vanitas, the gears begun to turn, and the story of two men, Noe and Vanitas, takes shape.”
Plot Synopsis via Yen Press

Higurashi: When They Cry Sotsu (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Sotsu)

Based on visual novel by 07th Expansion, and adapted into an anime by studio Passione. Simulcast begins Thursday 1st July at 4:30pm BST.

Also available to stream in France, Russia, Germany and Scandinavia on Wakanim.

The Honor Student at Magic High School (Mahouka Koukou no Yuutousei)

Based on manga series by Tsutomu Satou, and adapted into an anime by studio Connect. Simulcast begins Saturday 3rd July at 5:00pm BST.

Also available to stream in France, Russia, Germany and Scandinavia on Wakanim.

“A century has passed since magic – real, true magic, the stuff of legends – has returned to the world. It is spring – the season of new beginnings – and a new class of students is about to begin their studies at the National Magic Academy’s First High School, nickname: Magic High.”
Plot Synopsis via Yen Press

How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom (Genjitsu Shugi Yuusha no Oukoku Saikenki)

Based on light novel series by Dojyomaru, and adapted into an anime by studio J.C.Staff. Simulcast begins Saturday 3rd July at 6:30pm BST.

Also available to stream in Scandinavia on Wakanim.

“When Kazuya Souma is unexpectedly transported to another world, he knows the people expect a hero. But Souma’s idea of heroism is more practical than most–he wants to rebuild the flagging economy of the new land he’s found himself in! Betrothed to the princess and abruptly planted on the throne, this realist hero must gather talented people to help him get the country back on its feet–not through war, or adventure, but with administrative reform!”
Plot Synopsis via J-Novel Club & Seven Seas

RE-MAIN

Original series by studio MAPPA. Simulcast begins Saturday 3rd July at 6:30pm BST.

Also available to stream in France, Russia, Germany and Scandinavia on Wakanim.

“Get ready for your next sports anime obsession, as this water polo anime takes you through the life and times of Minato Kiyomizu and a group of high school students on their journey to become the best team around.”
Plot Synopsis via Funimation

Scarlet Nexus

Based on video game by Bandai Namco Studios, and adapted into an anime by studio Sunrise. Simulcast begins Thursday 1st July at 2:30pm BST.

Also available to stream in France, Russia, Germany and Scandinavia on Wakanim.

“Scarlet Nexus is set in the same “brain punk” world as the upcoming action RPG video game from BANDAI NAMCO, which sees protagonists Kasane Randall and Yuito Sumeragi on a journey that tests their psychic abilities.”
Plot Synopsis via Funimation

Sonny Boy

Original series by studio Madhouse. Simulcast begins Thursday 15th July.

Also available to stream in France, Russia, Germany and Scandinavia on Wakanim.

“Sonny Boy is a sci-fi survival series with a stacked 36-student cast of characters. Uprooted from their middle school lives, these students end up in another dimension and have to fight to survive.”
Plot Synopsis via Funimation

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 Part 2 (Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken 2nd Season Part 2)

Based on light novel series by Fuse, and adapted into an anime by studio 8bit.

This series will stream in English audio only for United Kingdom, Ireland, United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Also available to stream in Scandinavia on Wakanim.

“This second half of Season 2 picks up where we left off, with Rimuru and the rest of the Jura Tempest Federation recovering from the dark events that just unfolded, and seeking to punish the one responsible for it all, Demon Lord Clayman.”
Plot Synopsis via Funimation


Source: Funimation Blog (May be geo-stricted for non-UK/IE/US/CA users)

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