D-Frag Cast Announcements – Day 3!

Time for the rest of our D-Frag! cast announcements! Here are our last character sheets for delinquent-with-a-heart-of-gold Kazama and super-deformed-chibi-human-with-a-heart-of-darkness Roka, for this giant tabletop RPG campaign that we call life.

 

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Here’s your full cast announcement!

CHARACTER

ACTOR

Ataru Kawahara J. Michael Tatum 
Chitose Karasuyama Whitney Rodgers
Kenji Kazama Austin Tindle
Minami Ohsawa Caitlin Glass
Nagayama Ian Sinclair
Roka Shibasaki Bryn Apprill
Sakura Mizukami Megan Shipman
Yokoshima Josh Grelle
Young Ataru J. Michael Tatum
Young Kazama Austin Tindle
Tsutsumi Inada Morgan Garrett
Takao Tia Ballard

 

Looking forward to the dub? What do you think of the cast? Click the link here for free puppies!: http://funi.to/1yGCQCN  Just kidding, it’s to pre-order D-Frag! (out on Blu-ray/DVD combo 4/28!)

 

Freezing Vibration Gift with Purchase and Exclusive Info!

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Hello, friends! As we near the spring we’re revving up for some new home video releases, and one we’re particularly excited about—and we hope you are too –is Freezing Vibration, the sizzling sequel to the sci-fi action hit Freezing.

 

Not only are we releasing this complete second season on April 21, not only does it include six OVA short episodes, and not only is the release available for pre-order now…we’ve done something extra-special for this release, just for fans who buy the series here on our FUNimation.com store.

 

Fans who purchase our Freezing Vibration FUNimation.com Exclusive Edition will receive a special limited edition calendar featuring your favorite Freezing ladies—and including a very special (and very naughty) piece of Freezing anime art commissioned just for the series’ North American fans! Note: this release is limited to 500 units ONLY, so pre-order early!

 

If you can’t afford to level up to the exclusive edition, we’ve still got something special for you. Anyone who pre-orders any Freezing Vibration release (the Limited Edition, regular edition, or FUNimation.com Exclusive Edition) will also receive a special digital gift with purchase: a wallpaper featuring a slightly-more-clothed version of this same exclusive artwork.

 

So….

Viewers of this blog post get:

  • To see the 100% fully-clothed version of our North American-exclusive artwork!

 

  Fans who pre-order any Freezing Vibration release get:

  • Their chosen release (obviously!), plus
  • A desktop wallpaper featuring a decidedly less-clothed version of our North American-exclusive artwork!

 

The 500 fans who pre-order the Freezing Vibration FUNimation.com Exclusive Edition get:

  • The Freezing Vibration Limited Edition release, plus
  • The exclusive desktop wallpaper, plus
  • An exclusive Freezing calendar (April 2015 through March 2016)

 

 

Sound good? Okay, here’s your preview of the exclusive art:

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Be sure to pre-order your copy of Freezing Vibration today!

 

D-Frag! Cast Announcements – Day 2!

Day 2 of D-Frag! cast announcements! Here are our RPG character sheets for student council psycho-prez Chitose and REAL Game Creation Club prez Takao. Watch out for Takao’s Takaos casting magic missile, if you know what I mean.

 

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Stay tuned — the main characters will be revealed tomorrow!

 

By the way, pre-order D-Frag! Complete Series. Blu-ray/DVD Combo. 4/28/15.

 

FUNimation Heading South for PAX

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FUNimation is heading south for the winter! The first ever PAX South is this weekend in San Antonio, TX and we hope to see you there. What is PAX? It’s a convention dedicated to gaming that spawned as the brain child of the creators of Penny Arcade. Click here to learn more about the convention.

 

Unfortunately, we won’t have any panels this weekend, but we will have a booth in the Dealer’s Room. So, be sure to stop by and get your anime and gaming fix!

 

We’re giving away a FREE FUNimation lanyard as a gift with every purchase at our booth while supplies last. Shop early so you can get one!

New Release Tuesday – A Certain Scientific Railgun!

 

This Tuesday’s release is magical enough to stand alone! From the director of Toradora!, take another explosively fun trip into the world of A Certain Magical Index, with A Certain Scientific Railgun!

 

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A Certain Scientific Railgun – Season 1

Complete Season

 

Available NOW on Blu-ray/DVD Combo – Click here!

 

Synopsis
Misaka Mikoto, a middle-school girl with an amazing and highly-destructive ability to control electricity, is one of the top level espers in Academy City, a highly developed town populated by students with supernatural abilities. Joined by her three very different girl friends– her flirty roommate and skilled teleporting esper Kuroko; Kuroko’s innocent rookie partner at the local student-run law enforcing agency Uiharu; and Uiharu’s best friend Saten, who has no esper powers– Mikoto encounters various strange phenomena and eccentric people through her action-packed adventures in this exciting scientific town.

 

D-Frag! Cast Announcements – Day 1!

Psycho school comedy D-Frag! is up for pre-order now, and we’re kicking it off with three days of cast announcements! Anyone like tabletop RPGs? Check out the character sheets for cute torturer Sakura and the taser-happy teacher Minami Ohsawa of the Game Creation Club!

 

To celebrate this cast announcement, tell us YOUR favorite memories of your school teachers and tasers! Can’t remember any? Must be the tasers.

 

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Did we mention pre-order? You should pre-order. Do it. D-Frag!
On Blu-ray/DVD combo 4/28: http://shop.funimation.com/Complete-Series-Limited-Edition_3

 

FUNimation Acquires Home Video Rights for Dragonar Academy, Date a Live II, and NO-RIN

We know a lot of fans have been asking about the status for the following shows, so we’re very pleased to announce that we have secured the home video rights for Dragonar Academy, Date a Live II, and NO-RIN. See below for details.

 

 

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Dragonar Academy

 

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Ash Blake is nothing but a joke to his fellow students at Ansullivan Dragonar Academy. Sure, he’s got the sacred star brand that marks him as a future master of dragons, but he’s having more than a little trouble playing the part of a hero. At least until the day his dragon suddenly awakens, and his world changes forever. There’s just one slight problem: His dragon is actually a beautiful girl, and she’s determined to become the master – and make Ash the slave! Beautiful girls and high-flying action take center stage in this thrilling adventure.

 

Dragonar Academy will be releasing on Blu-ray and DVD Combo in 2015. Check out http://funimation.com/dragonar-academy for more details.

 

 

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Date a Live II

 

synopsis:
Gear up for a thrilling second season of the smash hit anime Date a Live! This epic new chapter picks up where last season ended and introduces some titillating new developments – like a stunning set of twin Sirens! Don’t miss this chance for a second date with your favorite space babes or their adorable hijinks could wreak havoc on planet Earth! Fans are sure to flip for this irresistible offering from the studio behind Cat Planet Cuties.

 

Date a Live II will be releasing on Blu-ray and DVD Combo in 2015. Watch episodes from the first season on http://funimation.com/date-a-live.

 

 

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Coming soon! From the director of the Negima! OVAs and Baka and Test comes a hilarious new series with more agricultural innuendos than you can shake a cucumber at!

 

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The mood is right for falling in love with a superstar in the new series from the director of the Negima OVAs! Teenager Hata Kosaku is crushed when his favorite singing idol, Kusakabe Yuka, stuns the world by retiring from show business. Kosaku’s friends try to cheer him up, but nothing can chase away his gloomy mood until Yuka herself transfers into his class at Tamo Agriculture School!

 

Check out http://funimation.com/no-rin for more information and to watch subtitled episodes.

 

 

 

Announced on ANNCast: Winter 2015 Broadcast Dubs & Future Diary Blu-ray Release

If you didn’t catch this morning’s ANNCast, you may have missed some big announcements from FUNimation. But not to worry, we’ve put together an announcement preview, just for you!

 

FUNimation’s Senior Marketing Manager, Adam Sheehan, and Senior Manager of Social Strategy and Development, Justin Rojas, sat down with the good folks at Anime News Network to share some industry insights.

 

During the interview, Adam and Justin announced that the popular FUNimation Broadcast Dubs will be returning for the Winter 2015 simulcast season! Never heard of Broadcast Dubs? Want to get the inside scoop? Check out this article explaining FUNimation’s Broadcast Dubs and how they work!

 

The second announcement of the morning jumps from streaming to home video: Future Diary will be getting a Blu-ray release later in 2015!

 

Want to hear the entire interview? You can listen to the ANNCast here: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/anncast/2015-01-16/.83313

 

 

New Release Tuesday – One Piece, Chaos;HEAd & A Certain Magical Index!

This week’s New Release Tuesday combines lovable pirates, a little bit of magic, and whole lot of
head-trip! Get comfy and check out what’s hitting the online store shelves today!

 

First up, is a little show you may have heard of…

 

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 One Piece – Season 6, Voyage 3

 

Available on DVD – CLICK HERE!

 

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Hold on to your shadow because the Thriller Bark arc is about to take a terrifying turn!

 

As Luffy attempts to track down Moria and take back what he’s lost, Usopp reaches deep into his bag of tricks to even the odds in his battle with Perona. Meanwhile, Nami narrowly avoids an undead trip down the aisle, and Zoro clashes with a zombie samurai in the hopes of adding a new blade to his arsenal. Armed with the secret to defeating Moria’s minions, things briefly appear to be looking up for the Straw Hats, but the onslaught of Oars, the towering terror powered by Luffy’s shadow, threatens to doom the crew. Undaunted in the face of this insurmountable evil, the Straw Hats stand strong together, vowing to fight till their very last breaths. As the hour creeps toward dawn, Oars prepares to deliver a furious flurry of devastating death blows, but his heinous attack is interrupted by the shocking arrival of Nightmare Luffy!

 

 

 

Next, we’re taking everything you thought you knew and turning it on edge….

 

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Chaos;HEAd – Complete Series – S.A.V.E.

 

Available on Blu-ray/DVD – CLICK HERE!

 

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From the mind that brought you Death Note comes a schizophrenic anime experience that will make you doubt everything you think you’re seeing.

 

Takumi is an anime-obsessed recluse with a fetish for two-dimensional girls. His dirty little cyber secrets land him in real-life trouble after a chat room encounter with the mysterious General leads him to the scene of a gruesome murder. In the blink of an eye, Takumi goes from a caffeine-addicted gamer to a paranoid murder suspect caught up in something called the New Generation madness. Between the police and a gang of girls with giant holographic swords, someone is watching his every move. As the world constructed around him begins to unravel, Takumi will discover that nothing – not even his own life – is what it appears to be. Welcome to Chaos Head. Can you survive reality?

 

 

Finally, we’re wrapping things up with this great AMAZON EXCLUSIVE!

 

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 A Certain Magical Index The Movie – The Miracle of Endymion

 

Amazon Exclusive! – Blu-ray/DVD Combo – CLICK HERE!

 

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Welcome to Academy City, a futuristic metropolis populated with super-powered students. As the brightest intellectual minds in the city work to complete the world’s first space elevator—a towering spire capable of taking citizens into the heavens—perpetually unlucky Kamijo and nun-in-training Index befriend a talented street musician named Arisa. When the beautiful singer lands a big break, her miraculous voice attracts unwanted attention, making the songstress a target for magicians and scholars alike. As the battle between sorcery and science blasts into space, Kamijo, Index, and their allies in Academy City are rocketed to a psychedelic stadium thousands of feet above Japan in a desperate attempt to keep Arisa—and the rest of the world—safe. Science fiction and fantasy collide in this action-packed feature film set in the shared universe of A Certain Magical Index and A Certain Scientific Railgun!

 

 

…Pssst! Be sure to check out a free Alamo Drafthouse screening of A Certain Magical Index The Movie – Miracle of Endymion, near you!  Click here for details.

 

 

Luck be a Lady this Weekend – FUNimation Heading to Otakon Vegas

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We’ve got a TON planned for Otakon Vegas this weekend in Sin City, so take a look below for panel and booth information:

 

FRIDAY

 

Tokyo Ravens English Dub Premiere – 6pm – Video 1

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Harutora may seem like an ordinary guy, but he’s actually a descendent of an ancient and powerful clan of omyouji. Born without the family talent for magic, he’d always believed he was destined for a normal, boring existence. All that changed the day Natsume, a beautiful face from Harutora’s past, barged back into his life and forever altered the course of his future. When her sudden arrival leads to a violent and tragic encounter with a magical prodigy, Harutora agrees to fulfill a childhood vow by accompanying Natsume to the clandestine Onmyo Academy. Together, along with their incredible onmyouji classmates, they’ll attempt to survive life at a school where not even magic can get you out of your homework.

 

 

FUNimation Peep Show Panel – 9pm – Panel 1

Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW. Watch some jiggly clips and trailers from some of the hottest FUNimation titles. Don’t forget to bring some tissues, you know, for the nose bleeds. This is an 18+ panel, so bring your IDs.

 

 

SATURDAY

 

FUNimation Presents the Cowboy Bebop Sessions – 12pm – Main Events

This winter, Cowboy Bebop hit Blu-ray in HD for the first time ever in North America. Join voice actors Steve Blum (Spike), Wendee Lee (Faye), and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (Julia) for an inside look at the pop culture phenomenon.

 

Cowboy Bebop Autographs – 2pm – Autographs

Steve Blum (voice of Spike), Wendee Lee (voice of Faye), and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (voice of Julia) will be signing autographs. Autographs will be limited to the FUNimation Edition of Cowboy Bebop (Amazon Exclusive, FUNimation.com Exclusive, FUNimation BluRay or FUNimation DVD) or a poster that will be provided by FUNimation

 

FUNimation Industry Panel – 3pm – Main Events

From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, come hear the latest news and information from North America’s largest anime distributor–FUNimation!

 

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