FUNimation licenses Baka and Test and Dance in the Vampire Bund

FUNimation Entertainment has been pretty busy as of late, announcing that they have acquired digital, broadcast, home video and merchandise rights to the fantasy anime series Baka and Test — Summon the Beasts and the supernatural action anime series Dance in the Vampire Bund from Media Factory. The agreement gives the American anime leader exclusive rights to the online streaming and simulcast of both series in the U.S, with details for Europe to be announced.

Starting this month in the USA, FUNimation will deliver free high-quality, original Japanese dialogue with English subtitles of both titles via their website just days after airing on Japan’s TV Tokyo and Chiba TV, respectively.

This week on Friday, March 5 at 10:00 a.m. CST FUNimation will stream the first two episodes of “Baka to Test – Summon the Beasts” and episodes 1-4 of “Dance in the Vampire Bund.” In addition to the episodes already aired in Japan, starting March 10 and 12 a new episode will be rolled out weekly as both series continue their television run.

FUNimation will also offer a download-to-own option for these episodes through www.funimation.com at $1.99 per episode.

Baka and Test — Summon the Beasts

Fumizuki Academy’s students can summon Avatars, pint-sized versions of themselves that battle using special powers. The students are grouped by skill level, and those in Class A are the brightest. Then there’s Akihisa Yoshii’s group – lowly Class F. They’re the worst on campus, and they’re about to take on the school’s best.

Website: FUNimation.com/BakaandTest

Dance in the Vampire Bund

When Mina Tepes – queen of the vampires – suddenly appears in Japan to establish a colony for her blood-sucking brethren, Akira Kaburagi’s world will never be the same. As a boy, Akira vowed to serve the ruler of the night, and now he must fulfill his destiny by protecting Mina from those who would dethrone her!

Website: FUNimation.com/VampireBund