Archive for June, 2012

RightStuf Bundles – While Supplies Last

The RightStuf bundle packs are back while supplies last, 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.

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 once these bundles are gone, they’re gone for good.

So, check out the bundles available below! Click on the link and you will be taken to the bundle pack of your choice.

What do you think of these bundles? Are you going to pick any up?

Bundle Name Titles in Bundle
Spacenuts Heroic Age DVD Complete Series – S.A.V.E. Edition, Xenosaga DVD Complete Series – S.A.V.E. Edition, Aquarion DVD Complete Series – S.A.V.E. Edition
FUNimation at the Movies Neon Genesis Evangelion: 1.11 You Are (Not) Alone Blu-ray, Neon Genesis Evangelion: 2.22 You Can (Not) Advance Blu-ray; Summer Wars Blu-ray; Trigun: Badlands Rumble Blu-ray
Butt-Kicking Babes Noir DVD Complete Series – Anime Classics, Birdy the Mighty: Decode DVD Complete Series, Burst Angel DVD Complete Series – Anime Classics
Dangerous Games Eden of the East DVD/Blu-ray Complete Series, Ga-Rei-Zero DVD/Blu-ray Complete Series; Rideback DVD/Blu-ray Complete Series

TELEVISION’S FAVOURITE SUCCUBUS RETURNS TO SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON WITH A FEW OF HER FRIENDS IN TOW

ANNA SILK, KRIS HOLDEN-RIED AND KSENIA SOLO LEAD PANEL ON
SATURDAY, JULY 14 AT 8:15PM Room 6BCF

Fan Autograph Signing 6 – 7PM at Booth #4135

TORONTO, ON – June 28, 2012 – What do a sexy succubus, a handsome shape-shifting wolf and a quirky human have in common? They are all cast members of Syfy’s hit supernatural drama series, Lost Girl, and they are heading to San Diego Comic-Con! Lost Girl is the number #1 cable drama on Syfy among adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 in its time period.

Anna Silk (Bo) is returning to the internationally renowned convention, this time bringing with her some fan favourite cast mates. Silk, Kris Holden-Ried (Dyson) and Ksenia Solo (Kenzi) will lead a panel along with Executive Producer, Jay Firestone (Prodigy Pictures) and veteran Lost Girl writer and Executive Producer, Emily Andras. The panel takes place on Saturday, July 14 at 8:15pm in room: 6BCF. 

Earlier in the day, fans will have the chance to meet the trio during an exclusive autograph signing session at FUNimation Entertainment’s booth #4135 where posters will be supplied for the signing.  Fae-natics who pre-order Season One on Blu-ray or DVD at the booth will receive both a Lost Girl t-shirt and an autograph ticket while supplies last. Any remaining autograph tickets will be available on a first come, first serve basis beginning Saturday morning when the exhibit hall opens at the FUNimation booth.

Last month, Syfy announced their acquisition of the third season of Lost Girl, currently in production in Toronto, Canada.

Lost Girl was developed by Prodigy Pictures, in association with Canada’s Shaw Media and Showcase. Executive producers are Jay Firestone, Emily Andras, Plato Fountidakis, and Paul Rapovski. James Thorpe is co-executive producer, Vanessa Piazza is co-producer and Wanda Chaffey is producer.

 

About Prodigy Pictures Founded in 2006 by Jay Firestone, Prodigy Pictures leads the way in the production of quality film, television and cross-platform media. Prodigy is responsible for the critically acclaimed television series Lost Girl, which has electrified viewers around the world  The show is currently shooting its third season. Also in production is the second season of the international hit and Franco-Canadian co-production XIII: The Series. Season 1 is set to premiere in the US on June 29 on ReelzChannel. Prodigy’s other credits include the thriller Stuck, as well as the original television mini-series XIII starring Stephen Dorff and Val Kilmer. Prodigy has several projects in development, including the feature adaptation of William Gibson’s groundbreaking and award winning sci-fi novel, Neuromancer and Weapon, in partnership with Studio 37.

FUNimation Partners with Google Play

Good news, everyone! We here at FUNimation have partnered up with Google Play to bring you guys even more ways to view anime.  With Google Play fans can purchase anime and view it on the web or any Android device. The best part about this deal is that viewers get all of the benefits of cloud services. Buy the show once and view it on any device- no software, wires or syncing required. Watching a show at home but have to run a few errands? No problem, watch it on your phone and pick up right where you left off!

There is a wide range of shows currently available, from classics like FLCL and Samurai Champloo to new fan-favorites like Eden of the East and Heaven’s Lost Property.  So go check out theFUNimation Google Play page and let us know what you think!

 

About Google Play (courtesy of play.google.com)-

Google Play is your one-stop shop for all your favorite entertainment. With over 600,000 apps, millions of songs and books, and thousands of movies, Google Play has something for everyone. Before you decide what you want, sample a song or book for free, view app ratings, reviews, and screenshots, or watch a movie trailer. Google Play is a more connected, powerful experience.

Anime Expo Panty and Stocking Events

Flower Mound, TX – June 25th, 2012 – FUNimation Entertainment announced today that it will be hosting special panels, events, and exclusives for the hit-showPanty and Stocking with Garterbelt at Anime Expo 2012. These events will offer fans the chance to see premiere Panty and Stocking episodes, interact with the English voice cast, and have photo opportunities with Panty and Stocking cosplayers provided by ACParadiseat the FUNimation booth.

In the Anime Expo exhibit Hall, fans will have access to a variety of free and/or limited Panty and Stocking merchandise. By participating in the FUNimation Panty and Stocking booth event, fans will receive a metal ‘Heaven Coin.’ Fans can also pick-up free Panty and Stocking premium posters and art cards to get autographed by the cast. With the purchase of Panty and Stocking limited edition DVD at the FUNimation booth fans will receive an exclusivePanty and Stocking t-shirt (sizes S-XL). These AX-only merchandise deals are only available while supplies last!

On June 29th. 2012 from 4:00PM-6:00PM the first four episodes of Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt will be screened in the LACC Concourse Hall. (English language, UNCENSORED)

On July 1st, 2012 from 11:30AM-1:30PM in LP2 (502A/B) there will be a screening of special Panty and Stocking episodes as well as a voice actor/ staff Q & A. Jamie Marchi (Panty), Monica Rial (Stocking), Ian Sinclair (Chuck), and Joel McDonald (Brief) and FUNimation Senior Brand Manager Charlene Ingram will be present for the Q & A. It’s a raucous and raunchy good time you won’t want to miss!

The voice actors will be available for autographs in the ‘Autographs Area’ on 6/29 from 2:00PM-3:00PM, 7/1 from 2:30PM-3:30PM and 7/2 from 12:00PM-1:00PM. Directly following each autograph session, the Panty and Stocking cast will be available for photos at the FUNimation booth in the special Panty and Stocking area.

About Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt:

Panty and Stocking – the Anarchy Sisters – are two nasty angels who got booted from the pearly gates for being foul-mouthed bitches! Now they spend their days blowing up ghosts in the lecherous abyss between Heaven and Earth. Panty likes sex, Stocking likes sweets, their afro-sporting main man Garter Belt has a fetish we can’t mention. Together, they’re keeping the streets free of bodily fluids. Ghosts don’t have a prayer against their panty pistols and stocking swords, and if this debaucherous duo can collect enough Heaven Coins, they just might get their halos back. They’ve got a slim chance in hell, but rolling commando is the best way to get lucky – especially with Panty and Stocking!

The complete series will be available on DVD 7-10-12. Pre-order now!

For more information visit http://www.funimation.com/panty-stocking-with-garterbelt

Elite Video Subscribers Get All the Goodies

There are many reasons why you should become an Elite Video Subscriber on FUNimation.com. At only $7.95 a month, it’s so fully loaded it’ll blow your mind!

Well today, we’re going to give you even more incentive to become a member, if you aren’t one already. Episodes 1 & 2 of the Fractale English Dub are now available exclusively for EVS members, along with the complete English Dub of Ergo Proxy.
What other awesome content can you get with an EVS Membership? Just take a look below!
  • Watch your anime in HD, commercial-free.
  • Uncut and Exclusive Series unavailable to non-subscribers.
  • Gain access to more than 200 shows and movies. That’s over 5500 videos, with 1500+ in HD.
  • Get English Dubs the same day they’re released on DVD and Blu-ray – sometimes even sooner. You’ll have them at least four months before they’re available to non-subscribers.
  • Access the Elite Member forum and hear breaking news before anyone else.

So, what are you waiting for? Just head on over to http://www.funimation.com/subscribe to learn how you can join today!

In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek at the Fractale dub. The series comes out on BD/DVD Combo on July 17th, 2012. You can pre-order now on Amazon.com.

FUNimation Entertainment to release SyFy Channel’s LOST GIRL on DVD & Blu-ray

Flower Mound, TX – June 18, 2012 – FUNimation Entertainment announced today that it has acquired the Blu-ray & DVD, DTO/DTR/EST, (and via digital carriers) PPV and VOD rights to the hit series, Lost Girl as seen on cable’s SyFy Channel and Showcase in Canada.

Series synopsis:

Lost Girl follows supernatural seductress Bo (Anna Silk: Being Erica; Billable Hours), a Succubus (a powerful female entity in folklore) who feeds off sexual energy. Raised by human parents, Bo had no reason to believe she was anything other than the girl next door – until she “drained” her first boyfriend to death.

Bo discovers she is one of the Fae, creatures of legend who pass as humans while secretly feeding off them. Faced with choosing between an allegiance to the Dark or Light Fae clans, Bo takes the middle path between the human and Fae worlds while embarking on a mission to unlock the secrets of her origin.

Bo’s succubus nature tangles her in a sexy love-triangle with Dyson (Kris Holden-Reid: Ben Hur, The Bridge; The Tudors), a shape shifting Fae and homicide detective, and Lauren (Zoie Palmer: The Guard; Instant Star), a human doctor who has found a way through science to help give Bo the sexual self-control she’s been aching for. Navigating this complicated life with Bo is her human confidante and street-smart survivor, Kenzi (Ksenia Solo: Black Swan; Life Unexpected).

Lost Girl was developed by Prodigy Pictures, in association with Shaw Media and Showcase. Executive producers are Jay Firestone, Emily Andras, Plato Fountidakis, and Paul Rapovski. James Thorpe is co-executive producer, Vanessa Piazza is co-producer and Wanda Chaffey is producer.

Season One will be released on October 23, 2012 with Season Two following on November 13, 2012.

More information can be found at : www.takelostgirlhome.com

 

About FUNimation® Entertainment

FUNimation® Entertainment is the leading anime company in North America. FUNimation has a proven formula for launching and advancing brands. They manage a full spectrum of rights for most of their brands including broadcasting, licensing, production, internet, and home video sales and distribution. For more information about FUNimation Entertainment and its brands, visitwww.funimation.com.

 

About Prodigy Pictures

Founded in 2006 by Jay Firestone, Prodigy Pictures leads the way in the production of quality film, television, and cross-platform media. Prodigy is responsible for the critically acclaimed television series Lost Girl, which has electrified viewers around the world and is currently in production on its third season in Toronto. In January 2012, Lost Girl made its highly successful U.S. broadcast debut on Syfy channel and will begin airing season two on Syfy in April. Also in production is XIII.2, the second season of the Canada-France coproduction and international success, XIII: The Series. Prodigy’s other credits include the critically acclaimed feature Stuck and the television mini-series XIII, broadcast on NBC. The company has several feature film and television projects in development, including William Gibson’s Neuromancer and Weapon, in partnership with Studio 37.

FUNimation on VUDU

Your favorite FUNimation titles are now available onVUDU.  Just download the VUDU app on your PS3, Xbox or iPad and check out their ever-growing list of titles!  Plus, you get one free movie rental for activating VUDU on any new platform – so be sure to use it for some anime.

VUDU offers full 1080p HD Blu-ray quality, and the best part is you can to rent titles or purchase them and have them live in the cloud forever so they dont take up any of your precious hard drive space.  Check out our current offering for yourselfhere.

Or, check VUDU out on your favorite device.

Do you already have VUDU?  How do you like the service?

New Release Tuesday – One Piece

One Piece Collection 6 is now available on DVD! You know what that means… Season 4, Voyage 1 is just around the corner! Are you all looking forward to more dubbed episodes of One Piece?

You can pre-order One Piece Season 4, Voyage 1 now on Amazon.com. It arrives August 7th, 2012.

But, were talking about One Piece Collection 6, weren’t we? Here’s the synopsis:

Fresh off their adventure in Alabasta, The Straw Hats prepare to sail straight into the sky in this uncut, unedited twenty-six episode collection! After a death-defying adventure in the dire and dangerous Rainbow Mist, Luffy and his crew dock at Mock Town in search of directions, but instead they’re brutally bullied by pirates who’ve forgotten how to dream. Fortunately for the sake of adventure, Nico catches wind of a legendary liar whose monkey minions can equip any ship for a deadly ascent on the Knockup Stream. Hold on to your hats because the Straw Hats are about to find out if the Going Merry flies as well as she floats!

However, if you’re more of a music fan, you might want to pick up Mongolian Chop Squad in our Super Amazing Value Edition line.

Well, that’s all we got for you today! How are your summer pre-orders going? Saving up for something special?

Find Anime At Your Local Independent Retailer

Want to support your local anime/comics/hobby store? Search our Anime Locator Store Listings to see if there’s a local independent store that sells anime in your area.http://www.funimation.com/anime-shop-locator

If your local store doesn’t sell anime, give them this site and tell them the details.
http://www.rightstuf.com/rssite/jumpStart/

They’ll receive special retail incentives and offers.

Here are 3 local stores to check out.

YUMEI’S BOUTIQUE
2600 EDGEWOOD ROAD SW
WESTDALE MALL, STE 1195
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA 52404
www.facebook.com/pages/Yumeis-Boutique/203136446140

EMERALD CITY COMICS
770 E 13TH
EUGENE, OR 97401
www.emeraldcitycomicseugene.com

DRAGON’S LAIR
8316 BLONDO STREET
OMAHA, NE 68134
www.dragons-lair.com

Fullmetal Alchemist Battle Coming Soon to Android

Today we have some big announcements regarding Fullmetal Battle. First a quick thank you to all the Fullmetal Battle players, about 75,000 people have experienced the game since its launch on the iPhone last year, and we have been working to take the game to a new level.

Many of you have asked for Fullmetal Battle for Android. Well, good news! We are launching an Android version of the game in the coming months, but that’s not all!

We have also been working on the first expansion set, which we’re calling Set 1.1 – “The Battle Mentors.” It’s a new French version of the game with many other improvements. Over the coming weeks, as we get close to the Android launch, we will be releasing lots of additional information about the new version of the game, the new cards and details on the updates to the additional cards we have planned.

Check out some images below!

You can also keep up with the latest news by following @FMA_Battle on Twitter!