FUNimation Acquires Rights for Rolling Girls

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FUNimation is pleased to announce that we have acquired the rights for Rolling Girls!  Get ready for an action-packed and awesomely-animated new show—and the first original TV animated series from Wit Studio, the powerhouse that brought you Attack on Titan! After Wit Studio burst through the gates with Attack on Titan as their first animated series, both fandom and industry have been closely following to see what they’ll bring us next. Aside from cool characters and motorcycles, The Rolling Girls features energetic fight scenes and dynamic movement that any animation visual effects fan (that’s sakuga otaku) will love. Check out the trailer to see that in action!


What’s The Rolling Girls actually about? The short of it is that a kickass group of girls ride around a war-ravaged Japan on their sweet bikes, solving problems and figuring stuff out in this brave new world. For more details, here’s the synopsis:


Gun your engines and get ready for the full-throttle adventure of The Rolling Girls, the first original anime from the studio that brought you Attack on Titan! In the wake of the Great Tokyo War, Japan, as the world once knew it, no longer exists. What remains is a fragmented network of independent nations ruled by heroes known as the Bests. Each Best commands an army made of the Rest as they seek to conquer anyone in their path. Enter Nozomi, Yukina, Ai, and Chiaya. These four intrepid and adorable girls are ordered by their Best to travel across the country by motorcycle, keeping a watchful eye on the field of battle wherever they encounter violence between warring nations!


Streaming schedule is TBA at this time, so stay tuned for more info coming soon!

Here are the characters!




Nozomi Moritomo

Voiced by Ari Ozawa, known for Chiyo Sakura (Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun)




Yukina Kosaka

Voiced by Rina Hidaka, known for Silica (Sword Art Online), Last Order (A Certain Magical Index), and Mutsuki (KanColle ~ Kantai Collection)




Ai Hibiki

Voiced by Risa Taneda, known for Neko Kuroha (Brynhildr in the Darkness), Mirai Kuriyama (Beyond the Boundary), and Kaori Miyazono (Your Lie in April)




Chiaya Misono

Voiced by Yumiri Hanamori, known for Sota Amaya (Aiura)


Whose fashion sense are you digging the most? We’ve got our preferences, but let us know yours in the comments.


Here’s info on the other creative staff attached to The Rolling Girls!


Studio – Wit Studio (Attack on Titan, Hal)

Director – Kotomi Deai (Silver Spoon Season 2)

Screenplay – Yasuyuki Muto (Deadman Wonderland (series composition), Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn (screenplay))



Here are our simulcast shows for Winter 2015 so far. What do you think of the line up? Come back tomorrow for another reveal!