Funimation has announced that they will bring hundreds of anime episodes in Spanish and Portuguese sub and dub during the Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15) this year. They began making Spanish and Portuguese subbed and dubbed episodes for fans in the US and Canada earlier in 2021. Fans can enjoy some of the most popular titles, such as My Hero Academia, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, and Attack on Titan.
More specifically, they will add 1,000+ new episodes with subtitles in Spanish and Portuguese. For the dubbed version, they will add more than 600+ episodes, all beginning in September. Other titles to be added in Spanish and Portuguese include some classics like Cowboy Bebop and Fullmetal Alchemist. There will also be some recent shows like Wonder Egg Priority, SK8 the Infinity and Akudama Drive. All of the titles will be available to fans in the United States and Canada.
“Funimation is dedicated to serving anime fans wherever, and however they want, and that includes our audience who prefers Spanish. The stories and themes that anime conveys are universal, and Funimation knows that Hispanic and Latino audiences love their anime. The addition to our content library is just one of the ways we are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.”Rahul Purini, Chief Operating Officer for Funimation Global Group
The voice actresses of Mirko from My Hero Academia and Eua from Higurashi: When They Cry – GOU also commented:
“I am SO SO excited that the Latin anime community can experience their favorite shows dubbed in Spanish. Our community has loved anime for the longest time and is a huge supporter of anime. I’m happy that the industry can give back with more opportunities to experience anime and even be a part of it! Keep an eye out for My Hero Academia’s Spanish dub! ¡¡Plus ultra!!“Anairis Quinones, voice of Mirko in My Hero Academia
“Growing up watching English dubs of anime, it was rare to see any Latino voice actors in the credits, let alone Latino voice directors. I couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity to direct and act in dubs and to help make anime more accessible to people from all different backgrounds.”Emily Fajardo, the voice of Eua in Higurashi: When They Cry – GOU
As they said, this is just one of the ways they’re celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, and fans will soon be able to enjoy a ton more anime in Spanish and Portuguese sub and dub on Funimation.
Source: Press Release
Thumbnail from My Hero Academia.
©K. Horikoshi/Shueisha, My Hero Academia Project