Archive for April, 2013

Xbox Video AnimeHITS Sale

Xbox Video is having another AnimeHITS sale!

From now until May 7th you can get these hot anime titles for 25% or more off the regular feature, or season, price. But, you need to hurry cause you’ll only have a week to take advantage of these deals.

  • Summer Wars
  • Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar – Complete Series
  • Case Closed Season One
  • Senran Kagura

New Release Tuesday – Re-Release Edition

Fairy Tail Collection One is now available on BD/DVD combo. If you missed the Parts the first time around, now’s your chance to pick up episodes 1 – 24 in one neat release.

synopsis:
In the kingdom of Fiore, powerful wizards make their living by joining magical guilds and contracting out their services to become “wizards for hire.” Harnessing the forces of dragon fire, ice, weaponry, and the zodiac, four young wizards from the infamous guild Fairy Tail team up to seek their fortunes. Growing stronger with every mission, they travel the countryside helping people and battling rival guilds, but with personalities as different as their magic skills, this team may end up doing more damage than good.

Speaking of re-releases, we’ve also got Eden of the East – The Complete Series and Slayers – Seasons 4 & 5 available now in our Anime Classics line. Same great release, brand new pretty package. Both are available on DVD and Blu-ray.

Planning on picking one of these up? What else has your interest in the pipeline?

Digital fans, be sure to check out the AnimeHITS sale on Xbox Video for discounts off anime episodes and seasons!

Elite Video Subscription Extra for 4/29

Today’s EVS extra is a staff audio commentary for Fairy Tail.

This audio commentary includes Tyler Walker (ADR Director), John Burgmeier (Script Adapter), Monica Rial (Script Adapter).

Missed an extra? No worries, we have a full list of them so you can go back and catch up any time you want. We will be updating this list every week.

Not a subscriber yet? Start your 14-day free trial now at FUNimation.com/subscription

Summer Wars Giveaway

CONTEST IS OVER. SEE BELOW FOR WINNERS.

To celebrate the release of the Summer Wars BD/DVD Combo Pack and the Summer Wars Material Book, we’re hosting a special giveaway on Facebook!

Here’s what you need to do to enter:
“Like” both the FUNimation and Udon Entertainment Facebook pages
Go to each Facebook page and look for the Contest tab
There will be a different image for each page (like the phone you see to the right), find the hidden word on each cell phone image and then enter both of them on the contest page
Hopefully, you won’t trigger a massive attack on the virtual world once you enter the messages… Just kidding, that wouldn’t happen for real. Or, would it?

We’ll pick four (4) random winners to receive a Summer Wars prize pack which includes:
Summer Wars: Material Book
Summer Wars DVD & Blu-ray Combo Pack
Summer Wars 11×17 poster
Summer Wars art cards
Contest starts now and will end at 11:59pm CT on May 5th. Winners will be notified on May 7th. For complete contest rules, click this link.

Congratulations to the following winners!

- Joe Bedard from Peoria, AZ – Jonathan Manos from Newbury Park, CA
The Summer Wars BD/DVD Combo is now available. The Summer Wars Material Book will be available from Udon Entertainment on May 7. You can pre-order it now by clicking this link.

series synopsis:

From the visionary directory of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2007 Japanese Academy Award winner, Best Animated Feature) comes the story of an ordinary family going to extraordinary lengths to avert the impending cyber apocalypse! Kenji is your typical teenage misfit. He’s good at math, bad with girls, and spends most of his time hanging out in the all-powerful, online community known as OZ. His second life is the only life he has – until the girl of his dreams, Natsuki, hijacks him for a starring role as a fake fianc‚ at her family reunion. Things only get stranger from there. A late-night email containing a cryptic mathematic riddle leads to the unleashing of a rogue AI intent on using the virtual word of OZ to destroy the real world, literarily. As Armageddon looms on the horizon, Kenji and his new “family” set aside their differences and band together to save the worlds they inhabit in this “near-perfect blend of social satire and science fiction”. (AnimeNewsNetwork.com)

Here’s a look at the prize pack! (plus the BD/DVD combo above)

ABOUT UDON ENTERTAINMENT

UDON is an award-winning Canadian-based art collective formed in 2000 to provide high-quality creative services to the entertainment industry. After a decade of working with some of the biggest and best names in the industry, we’re still going strong. http://www.udonentertainment.com

Black Butler and Fairy Tail Skins Are Now on Skinit.com!

A while back, when we showed off the first round of skins on skinit.com, we asked you which other shows you would like to see made into skins. Well, some of your wishes have been granted.

Introducing Black Butler and Fairy Tail skins on skinit.com! That’s right, you can have Sebby x Ciel on your laptop, or proudly display the Fairy Tail guild crest on your phone. It doesn’t stop there, skinit.com carries skins for a wide assortment of devices: laptops, gaming devices, etc.

Use the promo code “FuniSpring” to get 35% off on orders from now until the end of June.

Just check out their site to see what’s available.

The Hetalia, Dragon Ball Z, and Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood skins that were introduced in the first round are also still available, if you’d like to get those on your devices as well.

What do you think? Are there any other shows you’d like to see turned into skins?

New Release Tuesday – Rosario + Vampire

It’s New Releases Tuesday, and today we have the complete seasons of Rosario+Vampire. It’s an overload of fan service!

Both Season 1 and Season 2 are available on DVD in their complete season sets.

synopsis:
Tsukune’s terrible grades stick him in the only school that will take him. To his mortification, all his classmates are monsters and if they figure out his human status, he’s fresh meat! But when his scent attracts the hungry lips of a gorgeous vampire named Moka, it turns out he’s a sucker for supernatural chicks. Before long, Tsukune is being seduced by a bouncy succubus, tormented by a witch who swings both ways and felt-up by a stalker snow fairy. Moka doesn’t mind sharing with her new friends, but her panties get in a twist when real danger threatens her boy-toy. Beastly bullies beware, because when Tsukune unlocks Moka’s supermonster seal, a ravaging beauty with a dropkick from hell is revealed!

For you digital fans, Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar is now available on xbox video, Sony Video Unlimited, and on iTunes!

Rosario+Vampire Twitter Contest!

EDIT: Contest is over! Congratulations to our two winners: @LostMarioBro and @TrowaMaxwell

Ok, now for something fun. To celebrate the release of the Rosario+Vampire complete season sets, we’re having a twitter contest! We’ll be selecting two random winners to receive a Rosario+Vampire prize pack. Here’s what you have to do to enter:

  1. Follow @FUNimation on Twitter (this is so we can DM the winner)
  2. Tweet @FUNimation ”What kind of yokai monster you would be and why”
  3. Include the hashtag #RosarioVampireContest and this url:http://funi.to/17ebYst

You MUST include all three of these steps to be eligible to win. Contest starts now and will end on April 26th at 6pm CT. For complete contest rules, click this link.

Now, here’s a look at the prizing!

FUNimation’s 2013 Spring Simulcast Schedule

Our 2013 spring simulcast schedule is complete! Below you will find all of our currently streaming simulcasts along with their dates and times.

  Attack on Titan
Sun @ 11:00am ET (EVS)
Following Sun @1:00pm ET (Non-EVS)
  A Certain Scientific Railgun S
Sun @ 11:30am ET
  Karneval
Mon @ 1:30pm ET
  Toriko
Weds
  Red Data Girl
Wed @ 1:00pm ET
  Date A Live
Fri @ 1:30pm ET
  Hetalia: The Beautiful World
Fri @ 3:00pm ET
  The Devil is a Part-Timer
Fri @ 3:30pm ET
  One Piece
Sat @ 10:00pm ET

Attack on Titan will be available to Elite Video Subscribers first and then the episode will be available for FREE to non-subscribers the following Sunday at 1pm ET. All of the other simulcasts are available immediately for non-subscribers.

To sign up for your FREE 14 Elite Video Subscription membership, go tohttp://funimation.com/subscribe

The majority of our simulcasts are also available on Hulu! So, be sure to check them out there as well.

Elite Video Subscription Extra for 4/22

Today’s EVS extra is a Voice Actor audio commentary for [C] – Control.

This commentary track features the voices of J. Michael Tatum (voice of Soichiro Mikuni) and Monica Rial (voice of Mshyu).

Missed an extra? No worries, we have a full list of them so you can go back and catch up any time you want. We will be updating this list every week.

Not a subscriber yet? Start your 14-day free trial now at FUNimation.com/subscription

Elite Video Subscription Extra for 4/19

Today’s EVS extra is a Voice Actor audio commentary for A Certain Scientific Railgun.

This commentary track features the voices of Brina Palencia (voice of Ruiko) and Cherami Leigh (voice of Kazari).

Missed an extra? No worries, we have a full list of them so you can go back and catch up any time you want. We will be updating this list every week.

Not a subscriber yet? Start your 14-day free trial now at FUNimation.com/subscription

Black Butler Comes to Gaia Online!

Do you play Gaia Online? Are you a Black Butler fan? Then you’ll be super happy with the rest of this blog post.

Items from Black Butler have finally come to Gaia! Gaia Online is running a special promotion for Black Butler! Joining is free and it only takes a minute. Customize an avatar to interact with millions of other members who share your interests. You can also decorate a virtual home, play games like zOMG! with your friends, join forums, create a cute aquarium and much more!

Take part in the Black Butler Forum and discuss the series and the gear with your fellow fans!

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