We had so much fun in Boston, we are heading north again next weekend to go to Anime Detour in Bloomington, Minnesota!
We are excited to announce that we will be hosting the following English Dub premieres!
Saturday, April 5 at 1:15 PM – Space Battleship Yamato
Saturday, April 5 at 3:30 PM – Karneval
We do not have any panels currently scheduled, but we will be at the booth all weekend if you have any questions! When you are at the booth, make sure and check out our awesome gift-with-purchase selection.
Here is just a taste of what you can expect:
One Piece Collection 9 two weeks before street date!
To celebrate this special release, we are bringing along a ton of Japanese exclusive gifts that you will receive when you buy multiple One Piece titles at the booth!
- Purchase any 2 One Piece titles and you will receive a Japanese gashapon toy
- Purchase any 3 One Piece titles and you will receive a gashapon toy and a imported CD case
Supplies are limited to what we have on hand, so in order to make sure you get your favorite character you need to stop by early!
In other booth news, we will be bringing along the super popular Lucky Draw promotion!
- Spend $75 at the booth and draw for a chance at our basic tier of awesome goodies.
- Spend $125 at the booth and draw from both the basic tier, and an additional drawing from our middle tier of goodies!
- Spend $200 at the booth and you will get the chance to draw from all three tiers of lucky draw items.
Yozora, Sena, and their misfit band of sorta-friends return in Haganai NEXT! The members of the Neighbors Club are still trying to figure out what friendship really means – even as their bonds are tested and relationships begin to change.
Happy New Release Tuesday! Today, we’ve got Wizards, Zombies, and Robots–oh my! So, let’s get started. First up, Fairy Tail Part 9 is now available on BD/DVD Combo.
The most powerful wizards in Fairy Tail travel to a remote island rich in magic—and history. There, they compete against one another to see who among them deserves to be given the title of “S-Class.” But where these wizards go, chaos is sure to follow. Their trials are interrupted when the most powerful of the dark guilds—Grimoire Heart—shows up in search of a legendary wielder of black magic. Once they find him, they’ll use his skills to bring death to every corner of the world.
As magic forces converge on the island, one of Fairy Tail’s former masters makes an unexpected appearance. If the guild is going to stop Grimoire Heart’s devious plans, they’ll first have to face their own past.
Next up, we’ve got some undead fun for you as Is This a Zombie? joins our Anime Classics line! Get Season One, now available on Blu-ray/DVD Combo.
Some guys have no luck; he’s got no pulse. That’s life for poor unfortunate, undead Ayumu. First, he was murdered by a serial killer. Total bummer. Then he was resurrected as a zombie by a cute little Necromancer. That seemed pretty cool until she moved into his house, refused to speak, and forced his rotting carcass to do all the cooking. After that, a magical girl in a pretty pink dress used her matching chainsaw to chop his corpse in half. Luckily, the Necromancer’s powers of resurrection trumped those of the chainsaw chick, so instead of dying (again), Ayumu became the world’s first magical girl zombie. There’s also a voluptuous vampire ninja who thinks zombie boy’s a pervert – and a hideous crayfish demon who wants to devour him. Confused? All you gotta know is this: zombies, frilly dresses, demons, and moe chainsaws. Pink. It’s the new dead.
Click here to buy Is This A Zombie? on BD/DVD Combo.
And last, but not least, we’ve got Robotics;Notes Part Two on BD/DVD Combo. Pick up the thrilling conclusion and complete your series collection today! Plus, the box art has Frau! Click here.
Kaito, Akiho, and the rest of the Robot Research Club have finally completed their dream of building a giant robot, only to discover they’ve still got a ton of work to do. As they draw up plans for a new model, strange things start happening around them. A robot uprising wreaks havoc in Tokyo, a network-based AI crosses over into the real world, and the Kimijima reports foretell of an impending apocalypse.
Our friends over at The Sword and the Stone just launched another episode of Man at Arms on their AWE me YouTube channel. The Burbank-based blacksmith shop famous for weapons featured in movies such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Lord of the Rings, and Blade created Edward Elric’s dragon spear in a previous episode. This time they’ve delved into the world of Soul Eater by making Tsubaki! Sorry guys, they couldn’t make her human form without breaking some cloning laws so you’ll have to settle with her chain scythe form. You can catch the full episode on their channel, but, thanks to Assistant Blacksmith Bryan Forrest, we got some exclusive behind-the-scenes footage just for our FUNimation viewers.
Be sure to watch until the end for an epic battle cry from Master Blacksmith Tony Swatton.
Haven’t seen Soul Eater? Watch the complete series in HD when you’re a FUNimation.com Elite Video Subscriber. Start your 14-day Free Trial today!
Our Attack on Titan Dub Premiere at Anime Boston is underway, but we wanted to break away for a special message from the voice of Eren Jaeger…
Bryce Papenbrook will be voicing the role of Eren Jaeger in the Attack on Titan English dub. Fans may recognize Bryce’s voice as Rin Okumura from “Blue Exorcist” and Kirito from “Sword Art Online” in addition to his numerous video game roles.
Flower Mound, TX (March 22, 2014) – FUNimation Entertainment announced today at their Anime Boston Industry Panel that they have acquired the home video rights to A Certain Scientific Railgun S. The series will release on DVD in two parts this summer.
Something sinister is growing in Academy City. The shadows are filled with whispers of a project to clone one of the super-powered students known as espers. High-ranking master of electricity Mikoto Misaka laughs off these stories until she comes face to face with a copy of herself. The duplicates are real, and are being mass-produced from Misaka’s DNA, making each one of them a little piece of her.
These clones—her sisters—are being systematically murdered in a series of experiments designed to turn a sadistic killer into the strongest esper in history. Misaka vows to save her copies and destroy the project, but this might be one fight she can’t win alone. High-energy battles and intense action explode in this continuation of the Railgun series from the creator of A Certain Magical Index.
This weekend, we’re celebrating FUNimation CEO and Founder Gen Fukunaga’s birthday—by offering FUNimation fans deals on titles that are near and dear to Gen’s heart!
The one, the only: Buy Dragon Ball Z Seasons 1, 2, and 3 on Blu-ray, get your pre-order of Season 4 FREE. Add Seasons 1 through 3 to cart. USE PROMO CODE “BIRTHDAYDBZ” to automatically add Season 4 for free. (DO NOT manually add Season 4 to cart )
USE PROMO CODE “BIRTHDAYDBZ”
to add Season 4 for free.
FUNimation has acquired the home video rights to the Ben-To anime! The series will release in Summer 2014. The final English-subtitled episodes of the series were released for subscribers this week. Subscribers will be able to watch the first two dubbed episodes via the site on May 27th. Check FUNimation.com/EVSSchedule for dates.
Every day an epic struggle rages in grocery stores across Japan—the battle for half-priced bento boxes! Once the discount stickers go on, ravenous brawlers start throwing punches in a knockdown, drag-out war over who gets to take home the cheap eats. When a young, broke high school student named Sato joins the Half-Priced Food Lovers Club, he proves to be a rising talent in the world of insane food fights. But does he have what it takes to become the king of clearance cuisine? From the director of Black Catcomes a very different type of hunger games. Welcome to the world of Ben-To, where chopsticks are lethal weapons, the supermarket is a battleground, and there’s nothing more delicious than a deep-fried win.
Calling all Psycho-Pass fans! We’ll be handing out paper die-cut Dominators at our panels and at select times at the booth during Anime Boston. Take a photo with your paper Dominator and post it to social (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc). Show us your post at the booth and you can snag a FREE Psycho-Pass poster!
Now here’s a fun Vine video of Rojas modeling the paper Dominator. (We can not guarantee your paper Dominator will turn into a real one…)
The Frieza Saga ends with Dragon Ball Z: Season Three, which releases on Blu-ray 4/1/14. In celebration of the upcoming Android & Cell Sagas, we wanted to share what you can look forward to seeing on the covers of Dragon Ball Z: Seasons 4, 5 and 6.
We worked closely with the art team at Toei Animation in Japan to create something unique and exciting to celebrate the memorable moments and characters from the series. Take a look at the early pencil sketches to get an idea of how we progressed to the finished piece.