I might be in the minority but I love Funimation’s Simuldubs. They are producing mostly high-quality dubs at an insane rate. It can’t be easy for anyone involved but I love them for giving me a way to enjoy series in a whole new way after I’ve watched them subbed.
With that out of the way, Funimation has announced their premiere schedule for the summer season which reads as follows:
ISLAND – July 21
Angels of Death – July 23
Harukana Receive – July 24
Chio’s School Road – July 25
Hanebado! – July 25
How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord – July 25
The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar – July 28
Magical Girl Raising Project – July 29
Overlord III – July 31
Free! Dive to the Future – August 2
Lord of Vermilion: The Crimson King – August 2
Dies irae – August 28
What’s interesting to me about this is that Funimation isn’t dealing with different start times for each series and instead are just listing every series with a 4:00 pm Eastern start time. Additionally, you’ll notice that Attack on Titan Season 3 also isn’t listed among the simuldubs which makes me wonder if Funimation has something bigger in store for it (I mean besides the AX screening… and the theatrical screening).
There are a number of series on this list that I am looking forward to checking out including the third season of Free! but none more so than Magical Girl Raising Project. I raved about this series on the Otakusphere podcast and will continue to do so for a long time to come.
If you like dark magical girl series and missed it the first time around, this is not one that you’ll want to miss.