FUNimation Acquires Rights for Death Parade

death parade 1981Can we interest you in a game? FUNimation has acquired the rights for Death Parade! The series will be joining our Winter 2015 simulcast line up with the first episode available on January 9th at 12:28pm ET and new episodes every Friday at 11:30am ET.

 

Don’t want to wait to watch Death Parade? You can get exclusive access to all the hottest anime shows of the season; some as early as one-hour after they broadcast in Japan! Start your FUNimation Streaming Service 14-day free trial today!

 

synopsis:

There is a place after death that’s neither heaven nor hell. A bar that serves you one chance to win. You cannot leave until the game is over, and when it is, your life may be too. From Studio Madhouse (Death Note, Black Lagoon) comes a thrilling new series where the stakes are high and the rules are simple: your life is on the line.

 

Check out the cast list below.

 

CHARACTER  ACTOR
Dekim Tomoaki Maeno
(Yona of the Dawn’s Son Hak, Maken-Ki!’s Takeru)
Black-Haired Woman Asami Seto
(Selector’s Iona, Magi’s Seishun Lee)
Ginty Yoshimasa Hosoya
(Free! -Eternal Summer- Sosuke, Brother’s Conflict’s Yusuke)
Nona Rumi Ookubo
(Barakamon’s Tamako, Freezing’s Hiiragi)
Clavice Kouki Uchiyama
(Soul Eater’s Soul Eater, Fairy Tail’s Midnight)
Queen Ryoko Shiraishi
(Hellsing Ultimate’s Schrodinger, Negima!?’s Kaede)
Castra Ryoka Yuzuki
(Kill La Kill’s Satsuki, My-HiME’s Haruka)
Oculus Tessho Genda
(Akira’s Ryusaku, Sengoku Basara’s Takeda Shingen)

 

 

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So, here are our announcements so far! And we’ve got exciting news! This winter season will be our BIGGEST simulcast season ever! We’re going to take a short break for the holidays, but we’ll be back next week with more announcements!

 

 

Watch 1.11 and 2.22 on 12.27!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year when Toonami is showing Evangelion 1.11 and 2.22! Make the most of your holidays by catching both movies this Saturday, December 27th at 11PM and 1:30AM CT, respectively!

 

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And if you haven’t heard our latest news on 3.33

 

We are working directly with the Japanese studio and the original creator on the upcoming Evangelion 3.33 home video release. This is a unique opportunity that presented itself to us, and since the plot for Evangelion 3.33 is so different from previous story lines, we are thrilled that the creator has asked to be so heavily involved in this project. Studio Khara has even decided that they would like to create their own special subtitle tracks for the release! We thank you for your continued patience as we work to confirm a release date. Please keep an eye on our social channels and our website for more updates!

 

FUNimation Broadcast Dubs Taking a Break for the Holidays

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Hey there, fans! Hope you’ve been enjoying our FUNimation Broadcast Dub episodes of Laughing Under the Clouds and Psycho-Pass 2. This post is to let you know that we’ll be taking this coming weekend off for the holidays (December 27th) so there will be no new episodes this Saturday. BUT, we’ll be right back again at the start of the year with more!

 

In the meantime, you can catch up on episodes! Click here for Laughing Under the Clouds and click here for Psycho-Pass 2.

 

 

FUNimation’s First Convention of 2015 – Ikkicon!

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Our first convention of the new year and we’re heading down to Austin for Ikkicon! Check out information for our panels and premieres below!

 

FUNimation Panel Information:

 

FUNimation Previews Panel – Friday @ 7pm

Join us to watch some extended clips and trailers for the hottest new releases from FUNimation!

 

FUNimation Industry Panel – Saturday @ 12pm

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

 

FUNimation Peep Show Panel – Saturday @ 10:30pm

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.

 

 

FUNimation Premieres:

 

puchimas2PUCHIM@S Premiere – Friday @ 5pm

 

series synopsis:

Fans of the iDOLM@STER franchise won’t want to miss this super cute spinoff! Hyperactive hijinks are sure to follow when the idol girls of 765 Productions discover the mysterious Puchidols – chibis with adorable abilities – have invaded their office!

 

 

 

 

 

freezing vibrationFreezing Vibration English Dub Premiere – Saturday @ 7pm

This is an 18+ screening!

 

series synopsis:

 
Satellizer el Bridget and some of the most powerful – and desirable – Pandoras in the world are summoned to a secret base in the wilds of Alaska. These gorgeous warriors arrive primed for battle, but they soon discover the true purpose for their presence: to assist the clandestine Chevalier organization in forging a new breed of soldier – E-Pandoras! Once normal girls, these eager beauties volunteered to have their bodies genetically-enhanced in order to join the fight against the deadly alien invaders plaguing the planet. But there’s more to becoming a superhuman battle vixen than tattered uniforms and sultry slugfests. Rumors of heinous experimentation haunt the E-Pandora project, and only Satellizer and her loyal companion Kazuya can unravel the mystery before it’s too late!
 

 

 

 

PLUS! – FUNimation Booth Bonus:

 

  • Free lanyards with any purchase from the FUNimation booth!
  •  An extremely limited number of FUNimation.com Cowboy Bebop Exclusive Editions will be available for purchase. Come early for your chance to take one home!

 

 

FUNimation App Now Available on PS3

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Happy Holidays FUNimation fans! We have a big announcement to share with you all!

 

The first version of the FUNimation PS3 app is now available for download, free from the PlayStation Store! This new streaming app allows you to watch the latest and greatest anime episodes on your  PS3 with your FUNimation Streaming Service account.

 

This first version of the PS3 app provides the basic features needed to stream anime. Advanced features such as Search and Queue will be added early in 2015, along with a PS4 app. We wanted to get the PS3 app out now, and upgrade it later so that you can start enjoying the content on your PS3.

 

Thank you, and we can’t wait to see what you think of our new PlayStation apps!

 

Happy Holidays,

FUNimation

FUNimation Acquires Rights for Rolling Girls

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CUTE GIRLS ON MOTORCYCLES!

 

FUNimation is pleased to announce that we have acquired the rights for Rolling Girls!  Get ready for an action-packed and awesomely-animated new show—and the first original TV animated series from Wit Studio, the powerhouse that brought you Attack on Titan! After Wit Studio burst through the gates with Attack on Titan as their first animated series, both fandom and industry have been closely following to see what they’ll bring us next. Aside from cool characters and motorcycles, The Rolling Girls features energetic fight scenes and dynamic movement that any animation visual effects fan (that’s sakuga otaku) will love. Check out the trailer to see that in action!

 

What’s The Rolling Girls actually about? The short of it is that a kickass group of girls ride around a war-ravaged Japan on their sweet bikes, solving problems and figuring stuff out in this brave new world. For more details, here’s the synopsis:

 

Gun your engines and get ready for the full-throttle adventure of The Rolling Girls, the first original anime from the studio that brought you Attack on Titan! In the wake of the Great Tokyo War, Japan, as the world once knew it, no longer exists. What remains is a fragmented network of independent nations ruled by heroes known as the Bests. Each Best commands an army made of the Rest as they seek to conquer anyone in their path. Enter Nozomi, Yukina, Ai, and Chiaya. These four intrepid and adorable girls are ordered by their Best to travel across the country by motorcycle, keeping a watchful eye on the field of battle wherever they encounter violence between warring nations!

 

Streaming schedule is TBA at this time, so stay tuned for more info coming soon!

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Celebrate the Acquisition of Inari Kon Kon With a Free Calendar!

Do you love Japanese culture?  Fantasy or romance anime? ADORABLE chibi foxes?

 

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(Seriously, we’re not kidding around about the adorableness of THIS FOX.)

 

If your answer is yes to any of these, look out for our upcoming home video release of Inari Kon Kon (full Japanese title: Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha.) coming in 2015, a lovely little series full of cool Japanese mythology, gorgeous shrines, heartwarming romance, AND… refreshingly well-written, likeable characters? Seriously, as cute as this show is, it’s got some moments of maturity and character development that belie its sweet exterior.

 

To celebrate the home video release, we’re giving you a downloadable year calendar featuring the exquisite Japan-inspired artwork of the show! Use them as your desktop wallpaper to keep track of the dates, or print them out and stick them on your wall as a physical reminder! Click here to download the calendar now.

 

 

 

inari_keyseries synopsis:

Inari is a cheerful girl in Kyoto who has a crush on one of the coolest guys in her middle school, but she can’t seem to confess her feelings to him. After saving a beautiful goddess’s familiar, the deity blesses Inari with the ability to shapeshift—much to the chagrin to the rest of the spiritual world. Will love bloom for the newly empowered girl when the spirits intervene?

 

Our Inari Kon Kon home video release will feature the complete series PLUS the never-before-simulcast OVA episode, featuring Kon’s even-MORE-adorable human form (not seen in the anime series proper)! This series will be released subtitle-only (Japanese audio with English subtitles).

 

Click here for more information about Inari Kon Kon, and to watch episodes on our site!

FUNimation Site Updates

Great news, FUNimation fans! We’ve undergone some major upgrades to our site to make your viewing experience even better. Take a look below for some of the improvements.

 

Users May Notice:

  • The video player now remembers where you left off on all episodes and movies.

 

  • Based on user feedback, we have completely overhauled the Queue.
  • Add any show to your Queue directly from the Queue. Just choose a Show and click “Add to Queue”.

 

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FUNimation 2015 Convention Schedule

We know you all are looking forward to this upcoming convention season as much as we are! We’ve got a ton of awesome, fun stuff planned for you this year and we can’t wait to get started!

 

Take a look below at our 2015 Convention Schedule:

 

oniG mechaIkkicon – Jan 2 – Austin, TX
Otakon Vegas – Jan 16 – Las Vegas, NV
PAX South – Jan 23 – San Antonio, TX
OhayoCon – Jan 30 – Columbus, OH
Anime Milwaukee – Feb 13 – Milwaukee, WI
Katsucon – Feb 13 – National Harbor, MD
PAX East – March 6 – Boston, MA
SXSW Gaming – March 13 – Austin, TX
Anime Detour – March 27 – Bloomington, MN
Anime Boston – April 3 – Boston, MA
C2E2 – April 24 – Chicago, IL
Anniminneapolis – May 8 – Minneapolis, MN
Anime Central – May 15 – Rosemont, IL
MomoCon – May 28 – Atlanta, GA
Project Akon – June 5 – Dallas, TX
Florida SuperCon – June 26 – Miami, FL
Anime Expo – July 2 – Los Angeles, CA
SDCC – July 8 – San Diego, CA
Otakon – July 24 – Baltimore, MD
San Japan – July 31 – San Antonio, TX
Otakuthon – August 7 – Montreal, Quebec Canada
AnimeFest – September 4 – Dallas, TX
NDK – Sept 11 – Denver, CO
Anime Weekend Atlanta – September 24 – Atlanta, GA
NYCC – October 8 – New York, NY

 

*Please note that this list is subject to change, and we may be adding more conventions throughout the year as they get confirmed.

 

 

Win a One Year Subscription to FUNimation.com!

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Help our friends at GameSamba launch their new Rainbow Saga server and earn a chance to win some prizes!

 

Rainbow Saga is a free-to-play sidescrolling MMORPG that you can play in your browser. Pick from three classes and battle a variety of crazy enemies, ranging from sentient pineapples to demons, in an attempt to rescue the kidnapped princess and save the kingdom of Troonmill.

 

We’ve given GameSamba several prizes:

 

  • 1 First Place Winner gets a One Year Subscription to FUNimation.com
  • 4 Second Place Winners get a One Month Subscriptions to FUNimation.com
  • 10 Third Place Winners get a $5 off coupon towards the FUNimation Store.

 

The requirements are that you must play the game here http://rainbow.gamesamba.com on the GameSamba server, and reach Level 20 in the game by then end of the year. All players who reach that level, are entered into the prize drawing.

 

So what are you waiting for? Lets Play!