Author: Gabriel Persechino-Forest Published: December 29th, 2017
It looks like FUNimation won’t be treating us with one of their simuldubs as The Seven Heavenly Virtues has been licensed by Sentai Filmworks. So yeah, kiss that dub goodbye guys.
With both FUNi under new leadership, which is causing concerns they might cut back on fanservice titles due to an attempt to appeal to “western sensibilities” that mainstream super corporations are known for, and Amazon acquiring titles left and right and giving the leftovers to Sentai, its normal that this news has caused a bit of a stir in the fandom. With that said, with this series being only made up of 5 minutes episodes, we can assume its predecessor (Seven Deadly Sins) didn’t do so well in Japan. Also, even if FUNi wouldn’t touch it, perhaps Crunchyroll would still have licensed it themselves so it is possible it didn’t do so well for FUNi and Crunchyroll as well and they simply decided to pass on it. A possibility which is more and more likely by the fact that it hasn’t been announced as an Anime Strike exclusive, either. So this isn’t really bad news on the industry side so much as it’s bad news for fans of fanservice.
Also, check out the link to the press release. If you’re afraid Sentai won’t treat your fanservice right, then it should be a real confidence booster that they couldn’t even upload a decent picture for their announcement.