Time to bring 2019 in with a bang by checking out some of Funimation’s latest anime titles, which include explosive titles and some surprisingly erotic stories that push the boundaries of ecchi. If you’re curious about anime but haven’t watched any yet, or you’ve been a fan for decades, Funimation definitely has something for you to enjoy. This New Year’s selection includes an excellent installment in the kid-friendly Monster Hunter Stories series, a pair of swimming sports dramas from the popular Free! franchise, some super violent and action-packed anime in Juni Taisen and Witch Hunter Robin, and the sexy side of anime in The Testament of Sister New Devil: Burst, in an uncensored version.
For the uninitiated, Funimation is a U.S. company known for their dubs and domestic distribution of Japanese anime. So all of the reviews you’re about to check out are for the dub version of each anime, though some Blu-rays/DVDs have a Japanese audio option as there are some exceptions to the rule. Below, you’ll find the official synopsis for each movie and series, along with a link to pick up your own copy at Funimation’s online store, should my review convince you. Sometimes, it’ll be an easy thing to suggest you buy it, other times, it’ll be just as easy to go in the other direction.
Check out my rundown of Funimation’s home video selections from this winter season, and be sure to take a look at their 2018 summer selections, fall favorites, and winter titles as well. You might just find a favorite you overlooked or a new addition to your catalog you might have missed.
The following titles from Funimation’s New Year’s catalog are presented by audience age, youngest first, so feel free to stop perusing once you’ve hit your limit: