This past Wednesday, Funimation released it’s schedule for the summer 2016 simuldub line up.
However, these were not just simple release dates for a few shows they were going to dub. This summer, they have decided to dub fifteen shows which is nearly their entire summer roster. Some shows are even being dubbed as soon as two weeks after their release date in Japan. Producer Justin Cook, who has been working tirelessly with others at Funimation to make this possible, remarked that he would like the see anime be comparitive to American cartoons in terms of having them released consistantly every week as close to the original Japanese date as possible.
This is certainly an ambitious undertaking. Funimation has always tried to innovate their craft when it comes to simuldubbing and their most recent spring season was some of their most impressive work by far with shows like My Hero Academia and Assassination Classroom. Cook believes they have found a good system for releasing simuldubs and this is naturally the next step to progress for Funimation.
The line up for the summer 2016 simuldub include:
First Love Monster- Airing July 16
The Heroic Legend of Arslan: Dust Storm Dance- Airing July 19
Puzzle & Dragons X- Airing July 19 (US and Canada), Airing July 20 (UK and Ireland)
Servamp- Airing July 20
Love Live Sunshine – Airing July 30
Show by Rock – Airing August 1
Cheer Boys (Cheer Danshi)- Airing August 2
Tales of Zestiria The X – Airing August 3 (US and Canada), Airing August 4 (UK and Ireland)
D.Gray-man HOLLOW – Airing August 3 (US and Canada), Airing August 4 (UK and Ireland)
Planaterian – Airing August 4
Handa-Kun – Airing August 5
This Disasterous Life of Saiki K – Airing August 7
Dangan Ronpa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak High School Future Arc – Airing August 10 (US and Canada), August 11 (UK and Ireland)
Dangan Ronpa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak High School Despair Arc- Airing August 10
Endland- Continued from the spring 2016 season
In addition to the release dates, Funimation also announced which shows will be a part of their twitch steam show Dubbletalk line up.
Tales of Zestiria The X
Dangan Ronpa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak High School Future Arc
For all future updates on cast lists and release dates for simuldubs, check out Funimtion.com.