Spring ’17 Simulcast Roundup

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Another season of anime is upon us. Here’s a quick look at where things stand so far when it comes to where you can legally watch the new slate of shows. This post will be updated as news comes in. Check out my streaming guide for links to the shows and other info.

Last Updated: April 15, 2017

Unless some late-casts pop up, I think that everything is where it’s gonna be.

Crunchyroll / Funimation

Partnership (most getting SimulDubs)

  • Akashic Records
  • Alice & Zoroku
  • Attack on Titan Season 2
  • Berserk (2017; no dub announcement yet)
  • Clockwork Planet
  • My Hero Academia Season 2
  • Sakura Quest
  • The Silver Guardian

Crunchyroll

  • 100% Teacher Pascal
  • Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (also on Hulu)
  • Eromanga-sensei (also on Daisuki and Amazon’s Anime Strike; licensed by Aniplex of America)
  • Future Card Buddyfight X
  • Folktales from Japan Season 2
  • Granblue Fantasy (also on Daisuki and Amazon’s Anime Strike; licensed by Aniplex of America)
  • Hinako Note
  • Kado: The Right Answer
  • Kenka Bancho Otome ~Girl Beats Boys~
  • Love Rice
  • Lovely Tyrant
  • Makeruna!! Aku no Gundan!
  • Monster Strike Season 2
  • Natsume’s Book of Friends Season 6
  • Ninja Girl and Samurai Master Season 2
  • PriPri Chi-chan!!
  • Room Mate
  • Seven Mortal Sins
  • Shounen Ashibe: Go! Go! Goma-chan Season 2
  • Starmyu Season 2
  • The Eccentric Family Season 2
  • The Idolm@ster: Cinderella Girls theater (also on Daisuki)
  • The Laughing Salesman
  • The Royal Tutor
  • The World Yamizukan
  • Tsugumomo
  • Tsukigakirei
  • Twin Angel Break
  • What do you do at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us? (aka SukaSuka)

Amazon Prime / Anime Strike

  • Anonymous Noise
  • Armed Girl’s Machiavellism
  • Atom: The Beginning
  • Grimoire of Zero
  • Kabukibu!
  • Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul
  • Re:CREATORS
  • Saekano flat
  • Sagrada Reset
  • Sword Oratoria: Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side

Amazon introduced Anime Strike last season and it looks like they’ve gotten pretty aggressive this season, with some help from Sentai Filmworks. The shows in red are also licensed for home video by Sentai. Not a great situation, since Amazon requires you have both an Amazon Prime sub and an Anime Strike sub. Unfortunately, I think we’ll be seeing more of these double paywall exclusives this season and in the future. I think the only way this situation will turn around is if Amazon sees no profit out of it.

Sentai Filmworks / Anime Network Online

  • Frame Arms Girl
  • Rin-ne Season 3

Only time will tell, if this is all for them (besides the Amazon titles above) this season. Rin-ne Season 1-2 also simulcasted on Crunchyroll, but that was before the Crunchyroll / Funimation partnership. I guess we’ll have to see if CR can get it for themselves as well, or if it will stay an ANO exclusive.

Netflix

  • Blame! The Movie
  • ID-0 (likely will be held till it finishes airing)