Studio Pierrot

The Works of Studio Pierrot, From Yu Yu Hakusho to Akudama Drive

By Chelsea Cruz Pierrot’s newest series Akudama Drive just recently sped into action, exploring the criminal underground of a futuristic world. But this isn’t the studio’s first rodeo. Not by a long shot. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMPH-_O0v1w Established in 1979, Pierrot was founded by Yuji...

Black Clover to Air Final Episode in March, Major Announcement Teased

By Kathleen Townsend The end is nigh. The official Twitter account for the Black Clover anime has announced that the series' final episode will air this March. That's right, Episode 170 of Black Clover will air in Japan on March 30....

The Many Worlds of Fantasy in Anime ✨

By Tom Speelman Fantasy is a cornerstone of anime and has been since the medium’s inception—it’s easier and cheaper to have people draw the fantastical and bring it to life than spend billions trying to make the unreal real. And...

Kingdom Season 3 Returns April 2021, New Visual Revealed

It's official! Kingdom Season 3 will resume its broadcast in April 2021, which means it will also return to Funimation at the same time. https://twitter.com/kingdom_animePR/status/1338318048973922304 The continuing third season of Kingdom from Studio Signpost is set after the successful Shanyang campaign, as varying...

Squad Up! Akudama Drive English Dub Officially Announced, Cast Revealed

Get ready to meet the fiercest, most dangerous criminals around. That's right, Akudama Drive, from Studio Pierrot and Danganronpa: The Animation creator Kazutaka Kodaka, is officially getting an English dub! The series follows this ragtag group of criminals (or Akudama)...

The 5 Most Rewatchable Horror Anime

By Sean Aitchison & Dan Maiorana https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgzn8rvV5jE&feature=youtu.be Have you ever had a watch list full of new shows to check out? Have you ever completely ignored said watch list in order to rewatch a show you’ve already seen at least three...

Death Note, One Punch Man, Ranma 1/2 and Naruto Movies Join the Funimation Catalog

Get ready for even MORE amazing content from our partners at VIZ Media. As part of our partnership, the Funimation catalog is expanding, bringing with it all-time anime classics like Ranma 1/2 and Death Note, and stunners like One Punch...

A Beginner’s Guide to Naruto

By Tom Speelman It happened, believe it! The original Naruto series is now streaming on Funimation. But where to start with this 220-episode classic? From filler arcs, mixed canon, specialized ninja terms like "hokage" or "jutsu" and a ton of characters...

Original Sci-Fi Anime Akudama Drive Sets Premiere Date, Reveals New Trailer and Visual

The wait is almost over! The new, original sci-fi series from Studio Pierrot (Tokyo Ghoul, Naruto), Akudama Drive, kicks off on October 8, right here on Funimation. But you know we've got some new info for you, including the reveal...

Akudama Drive, An Original Sci-Fi Series From Studio Pierrot, Comes to Funimation This October

OK, we just got the news during FunimationCon 2020 on this one and had to share it: Our amazing partners at Studio Pierrot (Tokyo Ghoul, Naruto) are bringing their latest original anime, Akudama Drive, to Funimation in October! The series is...

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Your Guide to the Spring 2022 Anime Season on Crunchyroll and Funimation

Spring is in the air! You know what that means. New anime is coming to Crunchyroll! This upcoming spring...