It had been a couple of months since Funimation last revealed their big batch of home video release plans for the United Kingdom. Today, the distributor has decided to switch up their formula by announcing their releases for the month of October rather than the whole of the fourth quarter.
This batch offers mostly catalogue titles with a few Shonen releases continuing from previous months.
Starting off the list with two English audio only releases. The first is a dub-only edited version of a classic Japanese anime series, and another is an American produced animated film with some involvement from Toei Animation.
Robotech: The Macross Saga
The first is Robotech: The Macross Saga which was accidently listed on Zavvi back in April before Funimation would officially announce their home video details not long after. The distributor sub-licensed the home video rights from Harmony Gold back in 2019 and is now finally making its way onto Blu-ray in the UK & US this year. For UK fans of Robotch, the Macross Saga will be available as a complete collection on 18th October 2021.
Funimation’s on-disc features include Opening and Ending Songs, Rare Promotional Reels, Macross Original Pilot (Extended Ver.) and Photo Galleries.
The Transformers: The Movie
Next we have Transformers the Movie. The 1986 animated film had been released in the UK by Manga Entertainment on Blu-ray but is now coming back on the 4K Ultra HD format by Funimation UK, which they announced a few weeks ago. The 4K transfer was presented using the original film elements.
Alongside a standard Blu-ray reissue and a standard 4K Ultra HD, a limited edition will also be available under two versions. All of these will be available starting 25th October 2021.
The first will be available across multiple retailers as a steelbook. The steelbook is also a 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray combo pack.
The second is a Zavvi exclusive limited edition (priced at £39.99) that comes with a rigid box, Matt Ferguson’s poster and illustrated artwork, 6 art cards and an artbook.
Funimation’s on-disc features include a new feature-length Storyboards (with deleted, alternate & extended sequences), Fathom Events 30th Anniversary Featurette (with Stan Bush’s acoustic performances of “The Touch” and “Dare”), ‘Til All Are One documentary (with members of the cast/crew including Flint Dille, Gregg Berger, Neil Ross, Dan Gilvezan, Stan Bush, Vince Dicola and more), an Audio Commentary from director Nelson Shin, story consultant Flint Dille and star Susan Blu, featurettes, animated storyboards, trailers and TV spots.
Next we have two shonen releases coming to the UK, continuing from previous release slates and more parts to be expected in the coming months as well.
Black Clover Season 3 Part 4
Starting with Black Clover Season 3 Part 4, which covers episodes 130 to 141. Like Parts 1 to 3, this release will be available as a Blu-ray & DVD combo pack scheduled for 25th October 2021.
Funimation’s on-disc features include Black Clover Season 3 Voice Actor Panel, Clover Clips Special Edition, and Textless Opening & Ending Songs.
Yu Yu Hakusho Season 2
Next we have Yu Yu Hakusho Season 2, which covers episodes 29 to 56. This release will be available on Blu-ray scheduled for 4th October 2021.
Funimation’s on-disc features include Textless Opening & Ending Songs.
The rest of the Funimation October 2021 UK line-up are catalogue releases that have been available over in the US for many months (and for one title, eight years).
Goblin Slayer: Goblin’s Crown
First we have the theatrical film Goblin Slayer: Goblin’s Crown, a continuation of the Goblin Slayer anime series. This will be available on Blu-ray starting 25th October 2021.
Funimation’s on-disc features include Promo Videos.
Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar
Next we have another catalogue anime arriving into the UK for the first time with Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar, also known in Japan as Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari. This OVA series will be available as a complete collection on Blu-ray starting 11th October 2021.
Funimation’s on-disc features include English Audio Commentary, About Making the Closing Theme “Destino” by Alchemy+, Digest in Commemoration of Sales Release (Second Half of Episode 1 ~ Episode 2), Stills of Recording the Music for Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar, Information and Sneak Peek of the Pay-Per-View Program 1-6, A Taste of a Day Recording Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar’s Radio Broadcast, Teaser Trailers, Sneak Peek Promo, Textless Opening & Closing Songs, and Trailers.
Last but not least we have the complete series of Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun making its way to the UK on Blu-ray scheduled for 4th October 2021.
Funimation’s on-disc features include Funimation Con: Toilet-bound Hanako-kun Panel, Promo Videos and Textless Opening & Ending Songs.
That’s all of the news revealed from their official blog post. One notable omission is Golden Kamuy Season 1, which was originally scheduled for 12th October 2020, then delayed to 9th November, then 14th December, followed by 25th January, 1st March, 8th March, 24th May, and now 4th October which celebrates its one year anniversary of unfortunate delays. Since it hasn’t been listed in the line-up, chances are it has been delayed once again. Season 2 is also in a similar situation.
Source: Funimation Blog (may be geo-locked for non-UK/IE viewers)