Archive for October, 2013

Halloween Party Time Playlist!

We hope you’ve been enjoying our “Friday Frights” event for the past few weeks, and now Fright Night is here for real! There are a lot more great horror shows available here on FUNimation.com, so we’ve put together a brand-new playlist showcasing their first episodes!

 

Whether you want to stay in and enjoy the marathon or have great stuff to watch at your Halloween party, this playlist has all the horror you could hope for. Just click the link to watch! Happy Halloween!

 

Be sure to check out the deals in our FUNimation Shop! We’ve got some scary low prices on the titles we’ve featured in our Friday Frights segment, and more! Just click the image below.

 

Wolf Children Character Profile – Hana

 

Hana (Japanese: Aoi Miyazaki / English: Colleen Clinkenbeard)
Hana is a kindhearted and compassionate college student whose life changes drastically the day she meets a handsome and mysterious stranger in one of her classes. She finds herself drawn to the man, who eventually trusts her enough to reveal his most guarded secret: he is a wolf man. Despite the differences between them, Hana and the man embark on a whirlwind romance that produces two beautiful wolf children. Hana proves to be a strong, courageous, nurturing mother willing to do anything it takes to build a better life for her children.

 

Wolf Children releases on BD/DVD Combo and DVD on November 19th. Click here to order your copy today.

 

BLOOD-C: The Last Dark Twitter Contest

Saya is out for a bloody revenge from the deaths of everyone she loved. When she finds the man for whom she hunts there should be an epic confrontation. Entertainment is known for some great scenes where the hero finally has the bad guy right where they want them. Many of these have had even greater final words that totally make it so much better.

 

“Hasta La Vista, Baby.”

“I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass…and I’m all out of bubblegum.”

“My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”

 

If you had your arch enemy right where you want him, what would be your final words? One lucky random winner on Twitter will receive an autographed BLOOD-C slip cover and a promotional BLOOD-C first aid kit.

 

Tweet us your response to @FUNimation using the hashtag #BloodCFinalWords. You have from now until November 1st to submit your entries. Click here for complete rules and details.

 

Order your copy of BLOOD-C: The Last Dark now available on BD/DVD Combo, click this link.

 

 

Sony Video Sales

Like anime? Own a PS3? Check out the following deals from Sony.

 

From now until November 4th, you can purchase the following films for only $5:

- Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike
- Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker
- Trigun: Badlands Rumble
- Sengoku Basara: The Last Party

 

From now until November 18th, you can rent the following films for only $0.99 SD and $1.99 HD:

- The Legend is Born: IP Man
- Fafner: Heaven and Earth

Halloween at Youmacon

 

If you’re in Detroit this weekend for Youmacon, here’s a list of FUNimation activities!

 

FUNimation Industry Panel – Saturday at 10am in Panel D (Cobo Center)
Previews Panel – Sunday at 10am in Panel A (Cobo Center)

 

We’ll also have a booth (#5A and #6A) in the Dealer’s Room. You’ll receive a free FUNimation lanyard with any purchase at the booth, and you’ll receive a free oni-G plushie with any $250 purchase (or you can buy the plushie for $25 outright).

 

What are your plans for Halloween? Will you be attending a convention?

 

Sully will be attending Youmacon as a guest, so be sure to check the schedule for her events.

Win a pair of tickets to see Lord of the Rings in concert!

Holy Smaug on a stick! Have we got a contest for you Ringers out there! We’re giving fans the opportunity to win a pair of tickets to see the Lord of the Rings in concert. Experience the film like never before–with a LIVE orchestra!

 

Brought to you by DallasSummerMusicals.org, this one of a kind concert features the unparalleled Dallas Pops who will be performing Howard Shore’s Academy Award winning score while the Lord of the Rings – The Fellowship of the Ring is projected on a larger than life screen. Concerts will take place at the Music Hall at Fair Park on November 8 – 10.

 

We’re giving away 5 pairs of tickets (2 pairs on Facebook, 2 pairs on Twitter, and 1 pair on this blog). Tickets are for the opening night performance on Friday, November 8th at 7:30pm. All winners must be able to provide their own transportation to the concert venue. Here’s how you enter:

 

Facebook:
Go to our FUNimation Facebook page and find the CONTEST THREAD with a picture of the Lord of the Rings Concert Flyer. Comment on the thread and we will pick two random winners.

Twitter:
Tweet us @FUNimation and tell us who’s your favorite Lord of the Rings character. Be sure you use the hashtag #LotRConcertTix.

Blog:
Comment on this blog with who your favorite Lord of the Rings character is, and why.

 

There you have it! You’ve got 3 ways to enter, and you have until November 1st to try and win. Click here to read the complete rules.

 

If you don’t want to chance missing out on this concert, get your tickets here! Enter the Promo Code “RING” to get 20% off your tickets.

 

And here’s a little taste of what the concert will be like!

 

SPACE DANDY to be broadcast simultaneously in Japan and North America

Flower Mound, TX – (October 25, 2013) It was announced today that Adult Swim will broadcast the English dub version of “Space Dandy” on television in North America beginning January 2014. This is the first time an anime series on Adult Swim will have a simultaneous TV broadcast with Japan. In addition to Japan and North America, the show will have a simulcast broadcast in numerous countries in Asia.

 

FUNimation Entertainment (a Group 1200 Media Company) has announced that it has acquired the home entertainment, digital, theatrical, and merchandise rights to the animated sci-fi action series. English production will be done by FUNimation Entertainment, in association with the Space Dandy Production Committee in Japan.

 

For more information, please visit:
http://funimation.com/spacedandy,
or check out our Facebook page at:
http://facebook.com/spacedandyanime

 

Synopsis:
Space Dandy is a dandy in space! This dreamy adventurer with a to-die-for pompadour travels across the galaxy in search of aliens no one has ever laid eyes on. Each new species he discovers earns him a hefty reward, but this dandy has to be quick on his feet because it’s first come – first served! Accompanied by his sidekicks, a rundown robot named QT and Meow the cat-looking space alien, Dandy bravely explores unknown worlds inhabited by a variety aliens. Join the best dressed alien hunter in all of space and time as he embarks on an adventure that ends at the edge of the universe!

 

*About “Space Dandy”:

Get ready to blast off with Space Dandy, a dazzling new anime from the entire creative team behind Cowboy Bebop! General Director: Shinichiro Watanabe (“Cowboy Bebop”, and “Samurai Champloo”), Director: Shingo Natsume (“Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos”), Screenplay: Kimiko Ueno (Movie “Crayon Shin-chan”), Dai Sato (“Cowboy Bebop”, “Eureka Seven”), Keiko Nobumoto (“Cowboy Bebop”, “Wolf’s Rain”) and many others, Character Design: Yoshiyuki Ito (“Star Driver”), Spaceship Design: Thomas Romain (Satelight) (“Basquash!”), Theme Song: Yasuyuki Okamura. Animation Production: Bones Inc. (“Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood”, “Soul Eater”, “Eureka Seven AO”).

Friday Frights – Week 6 – BLOOD-C: The Last Dark

Halloween is almost here, but Saya’s already back for revenge. This has been a banner year for horror in anime, so we decided to get an early start giving the terror lovers, costume fanatics, and party animals among you a whole heck of a lot to watch! Every Friday until Halloween we’re going to deliver up a series or movie to enjoy during the weekend as we start ramping up to fright night!

 

We’ve been very excited about the BLOOD-C TV series winning Best Animation in the 2013 Reaper Awards, especially because we’ve just released the film that finishes off the series: BLOOD-C: The Last Dark. Production I.G has brought their A-game to this gorgeous partnership with manga superstars CLAMP, and if you only watched the first episode or two of the TV series, we think the movie will shock you…in a good way!

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Hetalia Day 2013

October 24 is United Nations Day, which marks the anniversary of the United Nations charter, but for Hetalia fans, it’s also a celebration of international antics and nation-on- nation bromance known as Hetalia Day! Now on its fifth year running, Hetalia Day (this year on October 26, to fall on a Saturday) is a by-fans-for-fans global meetup event of Hetalia fans, held in over a hundred different cities all across the world—from Australia to Peru, Hungary to Malaysia, Canada and the US, and everywhere in between. (more…)