Archive for December, 2011

Hetalia Holiday Events from Himaruya

Fans of Hetalia might already know this. The creator of Hetalia, Hidekaz Himaruya, runs a blog where new Hetalia manga strips are posted (in Japanese). On occasion, he even posts about some of the Hetalia goodies that are available here, like this adorable Kuma Hat (modeled by Canada in the picture).

Sometimes, on holidays, Himaruya likes to post various new manga strips and character art. Click on this link to see this year’s Christmas event (in Japanese). Yes, it’s on Geocities. Apparently, that’s still a thing in Japan.

The strips get posted at certain times, so check the site again for updates. There might even be a New Year’s post, so keep an eye out for new stuff.

As an extra treat, we’re posting the two newest clips from Hetalia: World Series Part 1. Pre-order now, the DVD will be available on January 17, 2012.

If we were to ever do a Hetalia posting event, what would you like to see?

New Release Tuesday – Fan Service With Some Bite

This New Release Tuesday is very special because it marks the release of the long anticipated Rosario + Vampire! Fans of the series have been anxiously awaiting the home video release, and now they can finally own their own copy. Not only that, but we’ve released it as a Limited Edition collectible box with a gorgeous art booklet.

If you’d like to see what all comes with this Limited Edition, you can check out our Hey Nice Package! video. If you want this Limited Edition print, you better order now. It’s sold out at the wholesale level, so what’s out on the market is it. There won’t be any more after they’re gone.

Not only did we release Rosario + Vampire Season 1, but we also haveCAPU2 out today as well! So, now you can own both seasons of the series at the same time! Also out today, Heaven’s Lost Property and Initial D -Stage 4 – S.A.V.E.

How are you liking the Limited Edition releases?

Rosario + Vampire RPG Character Creation Contest

UPDATE: The winners of the Rosario + Vampire RPG Character Creation Contest have been picked!

Most Creative Winner – BLbeel

Random Winners – Blood Vixen21 and zakushixnanako

For the full details on the winning entries, click here!

Congratulations to the winners! You will be contacted shortly for information on where to send your prizes.

Thank you to everyone who participated! We really enjoyed reading all of your entries.
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To celebrate the release of Rosario + Vampire next week (December 20th), we’re having a special role-playing character creation contest! Join the supernatural student body of Yokai Academy today!

We’re giving away 3 prize packs (see below). 2 will be given to randomly drawn entries, and one will go to the most creative entry and chosen by FUNimation staff.

To enter this contest, click on this thread in our forum and reply to it with your ORIGINAL Rosario + Vampire character. Your character may only be a student and may not be a member of the staff or a teacher. The deadline for entries is 11:59 pm on Sunday, December 18th. This contest is only open to U.S. residents at least 18 years of age upon entry. For the complete contest rules, click here.

Below you will find the information you will need to provide on this forum thread. Remember, you have to reply to the forum thread to enter. We look forward to your entries!

It’s your first day at Yokai Academy, a secret private high school for monsters and mythological creatures disguised as humans. You enter your homeroom and see your teacher, a catgirl with glasses. You notice her tail peeking out through the bottom of her skirt as she greets you and asks you to take a seat.

“Welcome to Yokai Academy!”

Please describe your human form.

Gender:
Hair:
Eyes:
Height:
Weight:
Other descriptors such as jewelry or tattoos:

Please describe your monster form.

Hair:
Eyes:
Height:
Weight:
Monster Type:
Other descriptors such as horns or wings:

Remember to order your copy of Rosario + Vampire today! The Limited Editions have sold out at the wholesale level, so what’s out on the market is it. There will be no more prints after they are gone. If you want this Limited Edition, you better act fast!

.hack//Quantum English Cast List Revealed

Earlier today, we announced the English Dub Cast List for.hack//Quantum in our Elite Forum. If you’re a member of our Elite Video Subscription, then you already know the information below. But, for all of you non-Elite, here’s the English Dub cast list:

ASTA Kara Edwards
HERMIT Lindsay Seidel
IYOTEN Brandon Potter
MARY/ ERI Lara Woodhull
SAKUYA/ ASUMI Trina Nishimura
SHAMROCK Stephanie Young
SMITH J. Michael Tatum
TOBIAS/ IORI Anastasia Munoz

Director – Christopher Bevins

As an interesting side note, Lara Woodhull, who voices Mary/Eri in .hack//Quantum is also the voice of Clara in Princess Jellyfish!

Now, here’s more information about .hack//Quantum followed by a clip. Pre-order the Blu-ray/DVD combo, available on Valentine’s Day 2012!

Synopsis:

.hack//Quantum — the latest installment in the phenomenally successful .hack franchise — dares fans to find out what’s been happening in The World since their last visit.

Tobias, Mary, and Sakura are way into the The World. Together, they form an inseparable group, grinding toward the break of day and running dungeons in search of the artifacts of adventure. But when the trio becomes lost in this virtual labyrinth, a chance encounter with the mysterious entity known only as Hermit will change their lives forever. There’s an eerie darkness spreading across The World, and once you stumble in, you may never make it out.

RightStuf.com 12 Days of Savings

Right Stuf is ready to make your holidays even merrier — with 12+ days of savings on Blu-ray discs, DVDs, box sets, books, bundles and more!

Each day, Rightstuf.com will update the latest additions to their list of holiday deals HERE, and everything on this list will be on sale until 11:59 p.m. CT on December 12, 2011. (Just add the items to your cart and check out to save!)

Make your list, check it twice (or more!), and have a safe and happy holiday season!*
*Be sure to drop into the workshop for more holiday fun!

 

Day 13

Fullmetal Alchemist: Premium OVA Collection DVD (Hyb)
Retail Price: $14.98, Sale Price: $5.99 (60% OFF)

Hero Tales DVD Part 1 (Hyb) Limited Edition
Retail Price: $64.98, Sale Price: $25.99 (60% OFF)

Hero Tales DVD Part 2 (Hyb)
Retail Price: $59.98, Sale Price: $23.99 (60% OFF)

Last Exile DVD Complete Series (Hyb) – Anime Classics
Retail Price: $39.98, Sale Price: $15.99 (60% OFF)

Murder Princess DVD Complete Box Set (Hyb)
Retail Price: $19.98, Sale Price: $7.99 (60% OFF)

Mushi-shi DVD Complete Series (Hyb) – Viridian Collection
Retail Price: $29.98, Sale Price: $12.99 (57% OFF)

Mushi-shi: The Movie DVD (Hyb) LiveAction
Retail Price: $9.98, Sale Price: $3.99 (40% OFF)

Pumpkin Scissors DVD Complete Series (Hyb) – S.A.V.E. Edition
Retail Price: $29.98, Sale Price: $11.99 (40% OFF)

Sgt. Frog DVD Bundle (Hyb)
Retail Price: $154.93, Sale Price: $59.99 (61% OFF)

Sgt. Frog DVD Season 1 Collection (Hyb)
Retail Price: $49.98, Sale Price: $10.99 (78% OFF)

Sgt. Frog DVD Season 2 Collection (Hyb)
Retail Price: $49.98, Sale Price: $22.99 (54% OFF)

Sgt. Frog DVD Season 3 Part 1 (Hyb)
Retail Price: $39.98, Sale Price: $17.99 (55% OFF)

Sgt. Frog DVD Season 3 Part 2 (Hyb)
Retail Price: $39.98, Sale Price: $17.99 (55% OFF)

 

 

Day 12

Dance in the Vampire Bund DVD/Blu-ray Complete Series (Hyb)
Retail Price: $64.98, Sale Price: $25.99 (60% OFF)

Dragon Ball Seasons 1-5 DVD Bundle (Hyb)
Retail Price: $174.90, Sale Price: $54.99 (68% OFF)

Dragon Ball Season 1 Uncut DVD Set (Hyb)
Retail Price: $34.98, Sale Price: $11.99 (66% OFF)

Dragon Ball Season 2 Uncut DVD Set (Hyb)
Retail Price: $34.98, Sale Price: $11.99 (66% OFF)

Dragon Ball Season 3 Uncut DVD Set (Hyb)
Retail Price: $34.98, Sale Price: $11.99 (66% OFF)

Dragon Ball Season 4 Uncut DVD Set (Hyb)
Retail Price: $34.98, Sale Price: $11.99 (66% OFF)

Dragon Ball Season 5 Uncut DVD Set (Hyb)
Retail Price: $34.98, Sale Price: $11.99 (66% OFF)

 

 

 

Day 11

Birdy the Mighty: Decode DVD Part 1 (Hyb)
Retail Price: $59.98, Sale Price: $15.99 (74% OFF)

Birdy the Mighty: Decode DVD Part 2 (Hyb)
Retail Price: $59.98, Sale Price: $15.99 (74% OFF)

Black Butler DVD Bundle (Hyb)
Retail Price: $119.96, Sale Price: $36.99 (69% OFF)

Black Butler Season 1 DVD Part 1 (Hyb)
Retail Price: $59.98, Sale Price: $18.99 (69% OFF)

Black Butler Season 1 DVD Part 2 (Hyb)
Retail Price: $59.98, Sale Price: $18.99 (69% OFF)

 

 

Day 10

My Bride is a Mermaid Season 1 DVD Part 1 (Hyb)
Retail Price: $49.98, Sale Price: $14.99 (70% OFF)

My Bride is a Mermaid Season 1 DVD Part 2 (Hyb)
Retail Price: $49.98, Sale Price: $14.99 (70% OFF)

Soul Eater Blu-ray Bundle (Hyb) 
Retail Price: $139.96, Sale Price: $44.99 (68% OFF)
DVD Bundle 
Retail Price: $139.96, Sale Price: $44.99 (68% OFF)

Soul Eater Blu-ray Part 1 + Part 2 (Hyb) (Meister Collection)
Retail Price: $69.98, Sale Price: $22.99

Soul Eater Blu-ray Part 3 + Part 4 (Hyb) (Weapon Collection)
Retail Price: $69.98, Sale Price: $22.99 (67% OFF)

Soul Eater DVD Part 1 + Part 2 (Hyb) (Meister Collection)
Retail Price: $69.98, Sale Price: $22.99 (67% OFF)

Soul Eater DVD Part 3 + Part 4 (Hyb) (Weapon Collection) 
Retail Price: $69.98, Sale Price: $22.99 (67% OFF)

Tsubasa, RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE OVAs Blu-ray Collection (Hyb) 
Retail Price: $34.98, Sale Price: $13.99 (60% OFF)

Tsubasa, RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE OVAs DVD Collection (Hyb)
Retail Price: $29.98, Sale Price: $11.99 (60% OFF)

 

 

Day 9:

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Blu-ray Part 1 (Hyb)
Retail Price: $54.98, Sale Price: $17.99 (68% OFF)

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Blu-ray Part 2 (Hyb)
Retail Price: $54.98, Sale Price: $17.99 (68% OFF)

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood DVD Part 1 (Hyb)
Retail Price: $49.98, Sale Price: $15.99 (68% OFF)

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood DVD Part 2 (Hyb)
Retail Price: $49.98, Sale Price: $15.99 (68% OFF)

Shigurui: Death Frenzy Blu-ray Complete Series (Hyb) – Anime Classics
Retail Price: $29.98, Sale Price: $11.99 (60% OFF)

Shigurui: Death Frenzy DVD Complete Series (Hyb) – Anime Classics
Retail Price: $29.98, Sale Price: $11.99 (60% OFF)

 

 

Day 8:

Chrono Crusade DVD Complete Series (Hyb)
Retail Price: $49.98, Sale Price: $19.99 (60% OFF)

Disgaea DVD Complete Series (Hyb)
Retail Price: $39.98, Sale Price: $15.99 (60% OFF)

Ichi Blu-ray (Hyb) LiveAction
Retail Price: $19.98, Sale Price: $7.99 (60% OFF)

Ichi DVD (Hyb) LiveAction
Retail Price: $19.98, Sale Price: $7.99 (60% OFF)

Nabari no Ou DVD Complete Series (Hyb)
Retail Price: $59.98, Sale Price: $23.99 (60% OFF)

 

 

Day 7:

Hetalia: Axis Powers Seasons 1&2 + Movie DVD Bundle (Hyb)
Retail Price: $99.94, Sale Price: $39.99 (60% OFF)

Hetalia Axis Powers Season 1 DVD Set (Hyb)
Retail Price: $34.98, Sale Price: $11.99 (66% OFF)

Hetalia Axis Powers Season 2 DVD Set (Hyb)
Retail Price: $34.98, Sale Price: $11.99 (66% OFF)

Trinity Blood Blu-ray Complete Series (Hyb)
Retail Price: $49.98, Sale Price: $19.99 (60% OFF)

Trinity Blood DVD Box Set (Hyb) – Viridian Collection
Retail Price: $49.98, Sale Price: $19.99 (60% OFF)

 

 

Day 6:

FLCL Blu-ray Complete Series (Hyb) – Anime Classics
Retail Price: $44.98, Sale Price: $12.99 (71% OFF)

DVD Complete Series 
Retail Price: $39.98, Sale Price: $11.99 (70% OFF)

Rideback DVD/Blu-ray Complete Series (Hyb)
Retail Price: $64.98, Sale Price: $25.99 (60% OFF)

RoboGeisha Blu-ray (Hyb) LiveAction
Retail Price: $29.98, Sale Price: $11.99 (60% OFF)

RoboGeisha DVD (Hyb) LiveAction
Retail Price: $24.98, Sale Price: $9.99 (60% OFF)

Samurai Champloo Blu-ray Complete Series (Hyb) – Anime Classics
Retail Price: $54.98, Sale Price: $16.99 (70% OFF)

Samurai Champloo DVD Complete Series (Hyb) – Anime Classics 
Retail Price: $49.98, Sale Price: $16.99 (67% OFF)

 

 

Day 5:

Bamboo Blade DVD Complete Series (Hyb) – S.A.V.E. Edition
Retail Price: $29.98, Sale Price: $12.99 (57% OFF)

Eden of the East Movie 2: Paradise Lost DVD/Blu-ray (Hyb)
Retail Price: $34.98, Sale Price: $13.99 (60% OFF)

Full Metal Panic? FUMOFFU Blu-ray Complete Collection (Hyb) Remastered
Retail Price: $44.98, Sale Price: $13.99 (69% OFF)
DVD Complete Collection Remastered
Retail Price: $39.98, Sale Price: $11.99 (71% OFF)

Ga-Rei-Zero DVD/Blu-ray Complete Series (Hyb)
Retail Price: $59.98, Sale Price: $23.99 (61% OFF)

Initial D: Stage 1 DVD Complete Collection (Hyb) – S.A.V.E. Edition
Retail Price: $29.98, Sale Price: $12.99 (57% OFF)

Kamui Gaiden Blu-ray (Hyb) LiveAction
Retail Price: $19.98, Sale Price: $7.99 (61% OFF)

Peacemaker DVD Complete Series (Hyb) – Anime Classics
Retail Price: $49.98, Sale Price: $19.99 (61% OFF)

 

Day 4:

Casshern Sins DVD/Blu-ray Complete Series
Retail Price: $74.98, Sale Price: $29.99 (60% OFF)

Desert Punk DVD Complete Collection – Viridian Collection
Retail Price: $39.98, Sale Price: $15.99 (60% OFF)

Dragon Ball Movie 1 DVD: Curse of the Blood Rubies
Retail Price: $14.98, Sale Price: $5.99 (60% OFF)

Noir DVD Complete Series – Anime Classics
Retail Price: $49.98, Sale Price: $19.99 (60% OFF)

Rin: Daughters of Mnemosyne Blu-ray Complete Series
Retail Price: $59.98, Sale Price: $23.99 (60% OFF)
Rin: Daughters of Mnemosyne DVD Complete Series – Anime Classics
Retail Price: $49.98, Sale Price: $19.99 (60% OFF)

Sasami Super DVD Value Bundle
Retail Price: $29.96, Sale Price: $10.99 (63% OFF)


 

Day 3:

Darker Than Black DVD Complete Season 1 – Anime Classics
Retail Price: $49.98, Sale Price: $19.99 (60% OFF)

Eden of the East Movie 1: King of Eden DVD/Blu-ray
Retail Price: $34.98, Sale Price: $13.99 (60% OFF)

Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid Blu-ray Complete Series – Anime Classics
Retail Price: $34.96, Sale Price: $14.99 (57% OFF)
Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid DVD Complete Series – Anime Classics
Retail Price: $34.98, Sale Price: $13.99 (60% OFF)

Project Blue Earth SOS DVD Complete Collection – S.A.V.E.
Retail Price: $29.98, Sale Price: $11.99 (60% OFF)

Witchblade Blu-ray Complete Series – Anime Classics 
Retail Price: $44.98, Sale Price: $15.99 (64% OFF)
Witchblade DVD Complete Series – Anime Classics 
Retail Price: $39.98, Sale Price: $13.99 (65% OFF)


 

Day 2:

Full Metal Panic! Blu-ray Complete Collection Remastered
Retail Price: $54.98, Sale Price: $17.99 (67% OFF)
Full Metal Panic! DVD Complete Collection Remastered
Retail Price: $49.98, Sale Price: $14.99 (70% OFF)

Oh! Edo Rocket DVD Bundle
Retail Price: $99.96, Sale Price: $37.99 (62% OFF)
Oh! Edo Rocket Season 1 DVD Part 1
Retail Price: $49.98, Sale Price: $19.99 (60% OFF)
Oh! Edo Rocket Season 1 DVD Part 2
Retail Price: $49.98, Sale Price: $19.99 (60% OFF)

One Piece DVD Collection 1
Retail Price: $34.98, Sale Price: $13.99 (60% OFF)
One Piece DVD Collection 2
Retail Price: $34.98, Sale Price: $13.99 (60% OFF)

Trigun: Badlands Rumble Blu-ray 
Retail Price: $34.98, Sale Price: $13.99 (60% OFF)
Trigun: Badlands Rumble DVD
Retail Price: $29.98, Sale Price: $11.99 (60% OFF)


 

Day 1:

Corpse Princess DVD Complete Series
Retail Price: $69.98, Sale Price: $27.99 (60% OFF)

Ikki-Tousen DVD Complete Series – S.A.V.E. Edition
Retail Price: $19.98, Sale Price: $7.99 (60% OFF)

My Santa DVD
Retail Price: $9.98, Sale Price: $4.99 (50% OFF)

Sekirei DVD Complete Series
Retail Price: $49.98, Sale Price: $17.49 (65% OFF)

Justin Cook Vlog: Yu Yu Hakusho: Movie & Eizou Hakusho

Justin Cook (Yu Yu Hakusho – Producer, Voice of Yusuke Urameshi) is back with another vlog – this time driving and talking about Yu Yu Hakusho: The Movie & Eizou Hakusho available December 13, 2011. This vlog was available exclusively for our Elite Video Subscribers this past weekend. Now the rest of the world can hear him explain the movie, OVA, and extras, also well as behind the scenes clips and stories about reuniting the original FUNimation cast to create the all new dub. Complete your collection with this new release, and also don’t forget about the Season 4 Blu-raythat just released complete with the limited edition reprint of “The Dark One” card from the Yu Yu Hakusho Trading Card Game. Both releases are MUST HAVES for any true Yu Yu Hakusho fan.

Yu Yu Hakusho: The Movie & Eizou Hakusho Contains:
Yu Yu Hakusho: The Movie
Eizou Hakusho OVA
Nightmare Hakusho
Scenes from the Dark Tournament
Anti-Piracy Clips
Yu YU Hakusho Opening & Ending Encylopedia
Textless Songs
Vintage Trailer

Sekirei: Pure Engagement – Too Hot For YouTube

What?! Sekirei: Pure Engagement was flagged for nudity and/or sexual content?! Don’t people know that Sekirei: Pure Engagement has an amazing story line? I mean, it’s not all about the boobs, is it?

Nah, I’m not gonna lie, that’s a big part of it. Apparently, there was too much of it for YouTube. We posted some NSFW (Not Save For Work) videos for Sekirei: Pure Engagement yesterday evening. There was one uncut clip from the OVA and one uncut trailer. Unfortunately, they were flagged for gratuitous amounts of breasts and taken down just a few hours after upload. In just two hours, both videos combined generated over 10,000 views. So, we know what y’all were doing last night…

So, if you saved this video to your favorites in YouTube, tough luck. Blame the people who went in and flagged it for inappropriateness.

Anyways, since these videos are too hot for YouTube, you’ll only be able to find them on http://www.funimation.com/sekirei/videos. Since these are very mature clips, you will need to be a registered user over the age of 18 to be able to view them. Click here to register.

Sekirei: Pure Engagement will be available on Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack on January 3, 2012.