Funimation acquires English dubbing rights to BAYONETTA: Bloody Fate

FUNimation® Entertainment announced today that the company has acquired U.S. & Canadian rights to the full-length feature film BAYONETTA: Bloody Fate. BAYONETTA: Bloody Fate, which was produced by GONZO animation studio and internationally acclaimed director Fuminori Kizaki, was released in theaters on DVD & Blu-ray in Japan last year and faithfully retells the story of the first BAYONETTA game in full anime glory.

Director Fuminori Kizaki will also be making an appearance as a guest of honor at this year’s Anime Expo in Los Angeles, July 3-6 where a “sneak peek” of the English dub of BAYONETTA: Bloody Fate will be shown for fans at the convention, along with a special Q&A with Director Kizaki following on Saturday, July 5th, at 8:15pm in Video 1.

FUNimation plans to release the animated movie on DVD and Blu-Ray sometime this year with a released date that has yet to be announced. BAYONETTA 2 is also set for a release this year in October, so be sure to check out our E3 impressions on the sequel sometime this week.

Bayonetta: Bloody Fate is number one selling blu-ray in Japan


SEGA’s animated feature based on the Bayonetta series, Bloody Fate, has opened taking the number one slot in the blu-ray charts. Beating out it’s nearest rival Arpeggio of Blue Steel Vol. 2 by 752 units, Bayonetta: Bloody Fate Deluxe Special Edition managed to sell 2,480 taking it straight to the top of the charts whilst the Regular Edition of the blu-ray also managed to enter the charts down in tenth moving 347 units. Check below for the full charts.

Rank | Title | Weekly Sales | Total Sales

1  – | Bayonetta: Bloody Fate Deluxe Special Edition | 2,480 | 2,480 |

2 – | TV Animation Arpeggio of Blue Steel Vol. 2 | 1,728 | 10,804 |

3 – | Free! 6 (Blu-ray) | 1,465 | 15,942 |

4 – | Natsume’s Book of Friends Itsuka Yuki no Hi ni (Limited Complete Pressing) | 1,439 | 13,310 |

5 – | Monsters University MovieNEX | 1,303 | 166,060 |

6 – | Wanna Be the Strongest in the World Vol. 3 | 773 | 773 |

7 – | Kill la Kill 2 (Limited Complete Pressing) | 724 | 7,455 |

8 – | Senki Zesshō Symphogear G 5 (Limited-Time Edition) | 610 | 6,681 |

9 – | Attack on Titan 7 | 507 | 26,877 |

10 – | Bayonetta: Bloody Fate Regular Edition | 347 | 347 |

Bayonetta: Bloody Fate gets a theatrical trailer

SEGA is releasing their animated film, Bayonetta: Bloody Fate in theaters over in Japan by the end of next month. If you where a fan of their 2010 action game Bayonetta, you will want to see this trailer.

The animation studio behind this film is Gonzo who also did Afro Samurai. If that wasn’t enough, the director for Afro Samurai will also be doing this film. Expect it to be over the top. It comes out in Japanese theaters on November 23rd.