Spring 2015 Commences as Funimation announce new simulcasts and possible broadcast dubs

With Spring 2015 starting tomorrow, Funimation Entertainment have announced several of the simulcasts for this season.

As of this point, 6 new series have been licensed but no announcements have been made on which will receive a broadcast dub.

Richard, a regular anime watcher, says he is “hyped for a possible dub of The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan” due to the performance “of  (voice actor)Crispin Freeman in previous [instalments of the franchise]”.

While The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan has been licensed already, many series have not and he “hopes for Fate.Stay Night: Ultimated Bladeworks” to also receive a license and broadcast dub.

Currently, three shows that have been airing prior have a broadcast dub: Assassination Classroom, One Piece and Fairy Tail.

As anime continues to become more prominent in the west, English dubs for them are becoming more plentiful. This gave way to a new project by Funimation that would be available only to their subscribers and allow them to view an English dub that would differ to the official release dub.

Funimation’s broadcast dubs began in Fall 2014 with only two shows being done to test the waters – Psycho Pass Season 2 and Laughing Under The Clouds.

After a very positive reception, the broadcast dubs were continued and expanded.

The following season, in Winter 2015, a total of 11 shows were part of the broadcast dubs, with 4 commencing at the seasons start and the remaining 7 added at later dates.

Despite the positive reception of dubs, several casual anime watchers do not watch them nor like them “as – generally speaking – the dubs are trash compared to the subs”.

For more news and the latest updates on the simulcasts and broadcast dubs, please head to the Funimation website.

Furthermore, a complete list of the anime airing in Spring 2015 can be found here.


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