It’s that time of year again ladies and gentleman. The new season of anime is starting and so we are due to start learning who will be simulcasting which series. What’s particularly interesting about the Fall 2016 anime season is that this will be the first season since Crunchyroll and FUNimation announced their streaming partnership.

I’m curious to see what effect this new partnership will have on this season. Will we see the series shared by the streaming services with air dates being the only differing factors between the two? Will some series remain exclusive? So far only big, hit series and recent more popular series have been shared between the two platforms. This new season will give us an idea of just how much these two streaming titans plan to share.

With all that speculation aside, Crunchyroll has announced two series airing as part of the Fall 2016 season. Trickster is a series that’s a new take on stories by famed mystery author Edogawa Ranpo. Trickster will begin airing tomorrow (10/3) at 10:35 AM PST and will be available in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Iceland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, United Kingdom, and the USA.

Trickster

Crunchyroll describes the series:

Based on the works by Ranpo Edogawa comes a new mystery thriller. Kensuke Hanasaki meets a mysterious boy named Yoshio Kobayashi who, due to an unexplained fog, cannot die though he wishes for death. Intrigued by this boy, Kensuke invites him to join the Boys’ Detective Team and their work around the city. But danger awaits and their fate will lead them down a dark path.

The second announcement was a confirmation that Crunchyroll will continue to simulcast JOKER which will be entering its fourth season. The fourth season of JOKER will begin airing tomorrow (10/3) at 4:30 AM PST and will be available in all countries excluding Asia and Italian-speaking countries. I’m not sure if that includes multi-lingual countries such as Switzerland or just those that speak Italian predominately.

JOKER

Crunchyroll describes the series:

Welcome to night to shine!” Phantom thief joker! We do not only steal! Audacity! Coming and go most unexpectedly! We cause miracle splendidly [miracle maker]! With Hachi of fellow for treasure to the whole world! Well, show is the start!

With the season just starting we have plenty of simulcast announcements to go. Be sure to check back in to see who is streaming what and just how much will be shared between Crunchyroll and FUNimation this season!

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Co-Founder and Lead Editor. Just a big fan of gaming, anime, manga... I tend to like most everything. Which annoys some people. Sorry about that. Anyway, living the simple life and posting about this stuff is all that's on my menu.

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