Streaming service and UK distributor Funimation have announced plans to stream a couple more anime films for the United Kingdom and Ireland territories.
Available since before the past weekend is My Hero Academia the Movie: Heroes Rising, the second film in the My Hero Academia series and directed by Kenji Nagasaki from studio Bones. The 2019 film is available to watch in English and Japanese audio with English subtitles.
“Class 1-A visits Nabu Island where they finally get to do some real hero work. The place is so peaceful that it feels like a vacation – until they’re attacked by a villain with an unfathomable Quirk! With All Might retired and citizens’ lives on the line, there’s no time for questions. Deku and his friends are the next generation of heroes, and they’re the island’s only hope.”
Plot Synopsis via Funimation
Scheduled to stream on 25th June is Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Arrow of the Orion, also known as DanMachi the Movie, from the Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? series. Released in Japanese theaters in 2019, the film is directed by Katsushi Sakurabi from studio J.C.Staff. It is scheduled to be available on Funimation in English and Japanese audio with English subtitles.
Under Manga Entertainment, the film was given a home video release in 2020.
“Living above the legendary dungeons of Orario ought to be enough danger for anyone, and in his short time as a member of the goddess Hestia’s familia, Bell Cranel has experienced more perils and pitfalls than most. So, when Bell unexpectedly wins a free trip, is it too much to hope that he might have actually won a real vacation? Of course it is!
Inexplicably chosen as the champion of Hestia’s friend, the goddess Artemis, Bell quickly finds himself up to his neck in ruins and monsters as yet another epic quest begins. And where Bell goes, can the ever-jealous Hestia be far behind? Explore the world of DanMachi like never before as all of your favorite characters return in Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Arrow of the Orion!”
Plot Synopsis via Sentai
Also scheduled for 25th June is One Piece: Stampede, the 14th film in the One Piece series and directed by Takashi Otsuka from studio Toei Animation. The 2019 film is scheduled to be available on Funimation in English and Japanese audio with English subtitles.
Under Manga Entertainment, the film was given a theatrical and home video release in 2020. This is also the first time anything One Piece related is available on Funimation for streaming in the UK & Ireland territories.
“The world’s boldest buccaneers set sail for the great Pirate Festival where the Straw Hats join a mad-dash race to find Gol D. Roger’s treasure. There’s just one little problem—an old member of Roger’s crew has a sinister score to settle.”
Plot Synopsis via Funimation