Archive for March, 2012

FUNimation Facebook to 500k Fans Campaign!

We’ve got a challenge for our fans, but we think you’re all up to it. We’re sooo close to 500k “Likes” on our Facebook page! If we can get to the 500k mark by April 6th, we’ll reward you guys with a special treat. How’s an acquisition announcement sound to you?

So spread the word, share this with your friends, tell your neighbor down the street to like our page. Be creative! Get FUNimation Entertainment to 500k “Likes” by April 6th and we’ll reward your efforts. Share this post now to kick off the “FUNimation to 500k Fans” campaign!

Return of the FUNimation RightStuf Bundles

The RightStuf bundle packs are back, and we’re out to save you even more on all the anime that you could ever want. There’s more anime out there than a single person can watch in one lifetime (although we’re trying our best) so we’re trying to take some of the guess work out of weeding through all the awesome titles out there by offering these bundle deals. All of our amazing RightStuf bundle deals all come with this nifty FUNimation tote bag. It’s an extra bonus that you can either keep for yourself, or give as a gift.

The same rules as last time apply. Each week, we will debut a new set of bundles available for purchase on RightStuf. The bundles will be tied together by a common theme and offered for a discounted price. But, you have to hurry, because each new bundle is only available for two weeksand then retired forever.

So, check out the bundles available below! Click on the link and you will be taken to the bundle pack of your choice. Remember to check back each week to see new bundle deals.

Bundle Name Titles in Bundle
Spirit Gun Yu Yu Hakusho Seasons 1 – 4 on DVD
Learning is Fun School Rumble Season 1 & 2, Baka and Test
Bird’s the Word Birdy the Mighty Complete Series, Tsubasa Season 1 & 2 SAVE
Cute Mix Fruits Basket Collector’s Edition, Hetalia Axis Powers Complete Series, Wallflower SAVE

New Release Tuesday – DBZ Kai and Fairy Tail

Two great releases out for you today! We’ve gotDragon Ball Z Kai Part 7 on Blu-ray and DVD (so, now you’re close to completing your collection) and Fairy Tail part 4 on Blu-ray/DVD Combo. This release will finish all of the episodes of Fairy Tail that we have acquired. If you really liked the series, and would like us to pick up more, please buy these Blu-ray/DVD combos! It’s an awesome show, and we hope that you’re enjoying it as much as we are.

As for digital updates, Sony will be running a rental promotion for the live action film, City Under Siege, which will run until 3/26. The film will be $0.99 to rent in SD and $1.99 in HD.

FUNimation at the Movies – March Screening – Heaven’s Lost Property

Tomorrow, March 13th, there will be a screening of Heaven’s Lost Property for our monthly FUNimation at the Movies meetup! In case you’re not familiar with this program, every second Tuesday of the month FUNimation screens FREE anime at the Studio Movie Grill in Lewisville, TX. You can learn more about this screening (and subsequent screenings in the Dallas area) by clicking this link.

So, like we said, tomorrow we will be screening the first five episodes of Heaven’s Lost Property. Seating will be at 6:30 pm and the screening will be at 7:00 pm. We will have some fabulous door prizes too!

If you’re not familiar with Heaven’s Lost Property, here’s a short synopsis and the trailer:

Your wish is her desire.

Tomoki’s life was normal until a wish-granting angelic android named Ikaros fell from the sky and started calling him master! Of course, thanks to his raging teenage hormones, most of Tomoki’s wishes have something to do with panties. And that makes things pretty complicated, because one simple wish can lead to a rampaging robot made out of frilly undergarments. One tiny wish can turn bloomers into bombs capable of blowing up entire neighborhoods! If Tomoki doesn’t learn to control his impulses around Ikaros, and be more careful with his wishes, the chaos will only get crazier. Luckily, even with such a dirty mind, Tomoki’s heart is in the right place. His hands, however, are a completely different story.

Not close to Dallas and want a monthly screening in your area? Then organize your own FUNimation at the Movies screening! There are already other groups across the U.S. that are part of our program, in Austin, San Antonio, Syracuse, etc. Just email [email protected] to get more details on how you can become part of this awesome program.

Heaven’s Lost Property is currently available for purchase on Blu-ray/DVD Combo.

Princess Jellyfish Contest Winners

We had a tough time choosing our grand prize and second place winners for the Princess Jellyfish Plush-Making Contest (see previous blog post here). There were so many entries full of crafty goodness in the pool for those prizes, but in the end there could be only one. Well, at least only one Grand Prize Winner and one Second Place Winner.

Grand Prize Winner: Cecilia L. in Royland Heights, CA

Second Place: Carolyn S. in Elmont, NY

From among our other participants we also chose three persons randomly who will receive a Princess Jellyfish Clara keychain:

  • Carly H. in Pennsburg, PA
  • Erica G. in Flatonia, TX
  • Scotti F. in Cheyenne, Wyoming

We were so impressed by all of the great entries we received, we didn’t want anyone to go away empty-handed. Every eligible participant of the contest will be receiving a special Princess Jellyfish item autographed by Maxey Whitehead (the voice of Tsukimi) and Josh Grelle (the voice of Kuranosuke).

Check out the winning jellyfish, and some of the other submissions for the contest.

While you’re at it, if you feel inspired to make your own, you can download the pattern from http://www.funimation.com/princess-jellyfish/ and you can also go to YouTube to check out our tutorial video.

If you haven’t already, don’t forget to pick up Princess Jellyfish – The Complete Series now available in a Blu-ray/DVD Combo