Revolutionary Girl Utena, Astro Boy and More Legendary Nozomi Classics Come to Funimation

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Nicholas Friedman
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A brand new batch of Nozomi Entertainment classics are coming to Funimation on February 18, and folks, this is a big one.

From the strong-willed Revolutionary Girl Utena to the timeless Astro Boy and the inspirational Kimba the White Lion, this batch of legendary anime series are must-sees for any fan of the medium! We can’t wait to hear which is your favorite. All of these titles will be available for streaming in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Ireland!

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Take a look below at what’s coming to Funimation and stay tuned for more amazing additions to the catalog!


Astro Boy (1963)

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In the year 2000 A.D., the brilliant scientist Dr. Boynton is grief-stricken when his son, Astor Boynton III, dies. He decides to create a super-robot in Astor’s image. He calls the robot Astro Boy.

Astro Boy can swim oceans, leap over mountains, even fly into space on his own power!

Available dubbed in English.


Kimba the White Lion (1965)

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Join Kimba along with his pals Pauly the Parrot, Daniel Baboon, and a charming assortment of other loveable characters, as he follows in the footsteps of his late father, the great lion king, making the jungle a safer, better place for everyone to live.

Available dubbed in English.


Princess Knight (1967)

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Once upon a time, a princess named Sapphire was born. The new little princess was both as rambunctious and brave as she was gentle and caring. Thus begins the story of Sapphire, the courageous Princess Knight, as she fends off the Duke’s wicked schemes and fights for justice and the happiness of her people!

Available dubbed in English.


Revolutionary Girl Utena (1997)

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“Never lose that strength or nobility, even when you grow up.”

When Utena was just a child, she found salvation in those words. They were the words of a prince, who bestowed upon her both a ring and the promise that it would lead her to him again. Now, Utena attends the Ohtori Academy; however, her strong sense of chivalry soon thrusts her into a series of dangers.

Available subbed and dubbed in English.


Adolescence of Utena (1999)

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With a mystical sword, Utena duels her classmates to protect her strange friend Anthy, who is the key to a magical power that everyone wants and could make Utena’s dream – to become a prince – come true. But their deepening friendship hides a terrible secret, and Utena must face the truth about herself and those she loves… and learn what it truly means to be a hero.

Available subbed and dubbed in English.


Martian Successor Nadesico (1996)

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It’s the late 22nd century, and the Jovian lizards are attacking Earth. Nergal Heavy Industries decides to build its own battleship, the Nadesico, to take on the invaders.

Captained by the ditsy yet tactically brilliant Yurika Misumaru, and crewed by an bunch of misfits, does the Nadesico stand a chance against this new threat to humanity?

Available subbed and dubbed in English.


Martian Successor Nadesico: Prince of Darkness (1998)

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The Jovians and the Earthlings have joined forces and Ruri is now captain of Nadesico B. As the popularity of Boson Jumping grows, a vast transportation network has been developed. Dubbed the Hisago Plan, this network of Chulip portals holds the answers to the mysteries behind Bose particles.

If those secrets should fall into the wrong hands, it could mean big trouble. And big trouble there is.

Available subbed and dubbed in English.


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