Fans already know part of our Fall 2014 simulcast schedule, but we have yet to reveal our entire anime season. Well, how about we make it a little more interesting?
We’re still working out some final details on a few titles, but while we’re waiting we wanted to see if fans could guess what we have confirmed so far. We’ll even sweeten the deal and throw in a free 12-month subscription for our FUNimation Streaming Service to one random fan who guesses all of the shows in our clue correctly! Click here for complete contest rules.
Ready? Here’s your clue:
“A man sits on the banks of the River Styx and contemplates a remembrance of things past while a matching pair of children play a game nearby. Meanwhile, three brothers ferry a sheep and a wolf across the river under the cover of clouds.”
*We’re gonna give you one more hint since several people are soooo close, but no one has gotten it right yet. The clues given refer to 6 shows.
To be eligible for the prize, you must decipher the clues and post all of the correct titles in the comments of this blog post. Please submit your entries in the following format in the comments of this blog post:
“Entry: Show 1, Show 2, Show 3, etc”
We will announce the winner on Friday afternoon with our simulcast season!
EDIT: Guessing game is now over! We hope you had fun! Congratulations to our random winner — Dragnoer. You will get a free 12-month subscription added to your account. Click here to see the full Fall 2014 Simulcast Season line-up.
Here’s how the clue broke down: “banks of the River Styx” and “game” both refer to Rage of Bahamut: Genesis. The series is about a fantasy card game where humans, god, and demons inhabit the land. The River Styx is the mythological river that forms the boundary between Earth and the Underworld. “Remembrance of things past” is the alternate title of Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time and refers to the series In Search of Lost Future. The “matching pair of children” refers to the series Gonna be the Twin-Tails!! and the “three brothers” and “under the cover of clouds” refers to the series Laughing Under the Clouds. The “sheep” is a reference to Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai, which translates to “The Shepard of the Great Library.” Finally, the wolf is a reference to GARO THE ANIMATION since GARO can sometimes be translated to “fanged wolf” and is a nod to the Japanese tonkusatsu television series.
Prize: 12-month subscription to the FUNimation Streaming Service
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* The hottest anime simulcasts every season right after Japanese broadcast
* 1080p HD streaming video
* The largest selection of commercial-free English dubbed episodes online
* Use your subscription on your computer, mobile devices, Roku, or Xbox 360
With the fall simulcast anime season starting up and a big October of exclusive dubs coming to subscribers, you don’t want to miss out.
$7.95 for 1 month, or save 40% off and get 12-months for $54.95 – that’s less than $.15 a day!
Visit funimation.com/subscribe for more information on the FUNimation Streaming Service.