Archive for November, 2013

New Release Tuesday – Love Wildly

From the internationally-acclaimed, award-winning director of Summer Wars comes a new masterpiece about the importance of family.


Wolf Children hits shelves today, and we’re thrilled to be adding another Hosoda film to our catalog. We screened this film on the convention circuit this past season, and the response was overwhelming! Now, you can own this heart-warming film on BD/DVD Combo and DVD.



Hana was a student before she was a mother. She was bright and pretty, and her future held endless possibilities. Then she met a man, who turned out to be a wolf, and together they built a family.Hana loved her mate fiercely, but fate took him from her, leaving her alone with two unusual kids she didn’t know how to raise. Frightened of being discovered, Hana and her wolf children fled to the countryside to build a new life. Raising her little wild things was an adventure. It left Hana bruised, scratched, exhausted, and joyously overwhelmed as her pups grew stronger and wandered further every day. This is a mother’s journey. Teach your children to chase their dreams – and smile through the tears as they disappear into the world in search of who they will become. Hana wasn’t always a mother, but it was always what she was meant to be.


It’s not too late to catch screenings of Wolf Children on the big screen! To find a screening near you, go to and search for Wolf Children.


Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals

Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the two busiest shopping days of the year, are just around the corner! We know that you’re going to want to get some extra lead time to strategize what you’re going to buy, so we’re posting info about our sales early!


The FUNimation Shop is taking over Black Friday! Don’t miss your chance to score great anime titles at unbelievable prices! Get to the FUNimation Shop on Friday for the package deal of Summer Wars AND Wolf Children for only $30! Need more incentive to shop? DVD and Blu-ray copies of Trigun: Badlands Rumble are 75% off, and we’re also slashing prices on movies. For one day only, you can find over 15 feature-length films marked all the way down to $6! But only if you hurry! With prices this low – supplies won’t last long.


Black Friday deals start Friday 11/29 @ 9am CT
Cyber Monday deals start Monday 12/2 @ 9am CT


FUNimation Shop free swag bags!

If you have ever been to the FUNimation booth at a convention you have probably picked up some free postcards, buttons, and other cool stuff.  Sometimes we get a little too excited and print more promo items than we end up needing. We hate to waste good swag, and know many of you would enjoy them, so we have decided to give away a free a bag of random goodies with every purchase in the FUNimation Shop. If that wasn’t enough to entice you to start shopping we also will be tossing in a free DVD or Blu-ray disc as well!



Robotics;Notes English Cast Announcement

Nothing brings people together like a giant robot. Welcome to the club! Robotics;Notes is the next installment of the scifi/adventure from the creators of Steins;Gate and Chaos;HEAd. Part one of this exciting series will be available on BD/DVD Combo in early 2014; but before you that, you probably want to know who’s in the cast! Just take a look below for your English cast and then your first look at the English dub trailer.


Kaito and Akiho dream of building a giant fighting robot based on a super-popular anime, but that’s going to be impossible if they don’t get more members into their school’s Robot Research Club. They’ll take anyone they can talk—or force—into joining them, including an eccentric robotics champion with a secret identity and a l33t video-game designer who’s spent one too many late nights online. Finally, their goal looks like it’s within reach.


But when a sentient AI program tells Kaito about mysterious documents hidden on the internet, things start to get strange for everyone. As the club members track down the secret messages, they realize that the information might be far bigger—and more dangerous—than they expected.


AKIHO – Lindsay Seidel
KAITO – Clifford Chapin
SUBARU – Jarrod Greene
JUNNA – Monica Rial
FRAU – Leah Clark
AIRI – Apphia Yu
KIMIJIMA – Eric Vale
MISAKI – Caitlin Glass
MITCHI – Robert McCollum
MIZUKA – Lydia Mackay
NAE – Brina Palencia
USUI – Linda Leonard
DOC – R. Bruce Elliott
GENKI – Ian Sinclair
TAKAHASHI – Josh Grelle
SUMIO – David Wald
KENICHIROU – Bradley Campbell
HIROMU – Bill Jenkins
HAYAKAWA – Alexis Tipton


ADR Director – Joel McDonald
ADR Engineer – Peter Hawkinson



Part One of Robotics;Notes will be available on BD/DVD Combo on Feb. 18th. Click here to pre-order your copies now!

Xbox November Anime Hits

Xbox Video is having their monthly AnimeHits sale just in time for the Xbox One launch!  Pick up your new console and one of our new series at a huge discount from 11/19/13 – 11/25/13:


Attack on Titan (subtitled)
Unbreakable Machine Doll (subtitled)
BlazBlue: Alter Memory (subtitled)
High School DxD Season 2 (subtitled)
Fairy Tail Part 6
Freezing: Vibration (subtitled)


Do you watch anime on your Xbox?



Wolf Children – Character Profiles – Ame


Younger (Japanese: Amon Kabe / English: Alison Viktorin)

Older (Japanese: Yukito Nishii / English: Micah Solusod)

Timid Ame – named after the rainy day on which he was born – is the exact opposite of his big sister. He is a timid boy who worries his mother by crying himself to sleep every night. He shows little interest in exploring his wolf heritage, refusing to stray too far from the safety of Hana. Gentle and thoughtful, Ame feels more at home in the human world than in the wild.




Wolf Children releases on BD/DVD Combo and DVD on November 26th. Click here to order your copy today.

New Release Tuesday – Let’s get Lucky!

Fans are in luck, today we’ve got two FUNimation releases and a Giant Ape Media release. On the anime side, we have One Piece Film: Strong World on BD/DVD Combo & DVD and Good Luck Girl! on BD/DVD Combo. On our live action side we’ve got the release of Season 3 of Lost Girl on Blu-ray and DVD.


First up, we’ve got One Piece Film: Strong World! This is the first time that fans have gotten a chance to hear the English voice of Brook–played by Ian Sinclair.



When the Straw Hats catch wind of trouble in the peaceful waters of the East Blue, they quickly set a course for home! But before they reach their destination, fate leads them into the deadly path of Golden Lion Shiki. This gravity-defying madman needs a navigator, and he wants Nami! Shiki scatters the Straw Hats across the far corners of a floating island filled with ferocious, genetically-mutated monsters, and issues Nami and ultimatum: join his crew – or her friends die! BIG mistake. Luffy kicks his attack mode into Third Gear and begins a brutal rampage across the beast-ridden island. It’s all hands on deck – including a new character – for this watershed adventure in the One Piece canon. Monkey vs. Lion. Winner gets the navigator!


Are you going to Anime North Texas?


If you’re in the Dallas/Fort Worth area this weekend, be sure to stop by Anime North Texas! A brand new convention this year, our very own Justin Rojas will be appearing as a guest. Take a look at the FUNimation panel times below:


FUNimation Industry Panel – Saturday @ 2:00pm in Main Events

FUNimation Previews Panel – Saturday @ 3:00pm in Main Events


We hope to see you at our panels this weekend! Please stop by… we’ll be lonely otherwise…