Archive for May, 2014

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Blasts into North American Movie Theaters This August

 

FLOWER MOUND, TX, May 30, 2014 – Prepare for the Dragon Ball Z experience of a lifetime as Earth’s greatest heroes hit the big screen in Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods! Stunning animation and epic new villains highlight this first new Dragon Ball feature film in over seventeen years!

 

Following the events from the Dragon Ball Z television series, after the defeat of Majin Buu, a new power awakens and threatens humanity. Beerus, an ancient and powerful God of Destruction, searches for Goku after hearing rumors of the Saiyan warrior who defeated Frieza. Realizing the threat Beerus poses to their home planet, the Z-fighters must find a way to stop him before it’s too late. Only Goku, humanity’s last hope, can ascend to the level of a legendary Super Saiyan God and stop Beerus from destroying Earth, and possibly the entire universe! Fans of the series will be delighted to know that Battle of Gods is an original work from Dragon Ball creator, himself, Akira Toriyama.

 

“We’re very excited to be bringing Battle of Gods to movie theaters across the country this summer,” said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and President of FUNimation Entertainment. “Dragon Ball Z has always been a huge part of everything we do at FUNimation and, speaking as a fan myself, I can’t wait to watch it on the big screen.”  FUNimation Entertainment will be partnering with Screenvision, a leader in cinema advertising and alternative content, to bring Dragon Ball Z : Battle of Gods to over 350 screens across the US & Canada.

 

There is still plenty more to announce in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for more information regarding release dates and cast announcements.

 

For more information on Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, as well as upcoming tickets and showtimes, please visit www.dragonballz.com , Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dragonballz  & www.facebook.com/funimation , and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/funimation .

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A Certain Scientific Analysis S: Accelerator Edition

A Certain Scientific Railgun S Part One is set to release on DVD on July 1st. To help us get ready, how about Another Certain Scientific Analysis to help feed our inner geek? Click here to pre-order the series today!

 

A Certain Scientific Railgun (and its sister series A Certain Magical Index) is set in Academy City, a town full of superpowered espers with amazing abilities. We’ve previously posted “A Certain Scientific Analysis,” a look into the science behind protagonist Mikoto Misaka’s amazing Railgun electricity powers. (Check it out here if you want to learn more about real-life railguns and how Misaka’s powers stack up!) With Railgun’s second season Railgun S, we’ll take another look into the science behind esper powers, this time of the series’ main antagonist: Academy City’s top esper, Accelerator.

 

Pleasure to meet you, too!

 

Accelerator, who shows up in A Certain Magical Index and Index II as well, is the city’s top level 5 esper and participates in a deadly experiment to try to reach the transcendent level 6. He is named for his ability, which involves… well, we’ll let him explain it. What exactly is your ability, Accelerator?

 

Mathematical principles have never been this creepy.

 

“Whether kinetic energy, amount of heat, electrical charge, or any other vector, all it has to do is touch my skin, and I can transform it.” So what exactly does this mean?

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FUNimation at the Movies – Date A Live

June’s FUNimation at the Movies pick is the hit anime series– Date A Live! The first four English dubbed episodes will be screening for FREE at participating theaters nationwide. Take a look below for details.

 

series synopsis:

 

Alien vixens make a splash in the interplanetary dating pool in this sci-fi rom-com from the director of Jormungand and the studio behind Cat Planet Cuties!

 

In a world devastated by mysterious Spatial Quakes, Shido isn’t what you’d expect in a hero. He’s an average Joe who gets bossed around by his adorable little sister and mocked by the popular girls at his school. You’d definitely pick him last for dodge ball, but when it comes to saving the planet from imminent destruction, Shido’s got one thing going for him: intergalactic hotties can’t keep their hands off him! When the secret to stopping the Spatial Quakes turns out to be romancing the extraterrestrial Spirits responsible for all the chaos, Shido the loveable loser becomes the hero of all humanity. For every Spirit he makes out with, mankind breathes a little bit easier. Kiss the girls – save the world. That name of the game is driving the space babes crazy, and nobody does it better than Shidoh!

 

Click the links below to reserve your seats! All screenings are free. For Alamo Drafthouse theaters, you can reserve your seat with a $5 voucher which you can redeem for concessions at the theater. Date A Live releases on BD/DVD Combo on 6/10/14. Click here to order the series today!

 

Alamo Drafthouse Theaters

Austin, TX – 6/10
Dallas, TX - 6/9
Houston, TX – 6/9
Katy, TX – 6/3
San Antonio, TX – 6/10
Lubbock, TX – 6/9
Denver, CO – 6/9
Yonkers, NY – 6/9

 

Carousel Luxury Cinemas

Burlington, NC – 6/9

 

New Release Tuesday – Love and Zombies

Part 2 of Aquarion EVOL is finally available. Get your mech fix today!

 

synopsis:

 

The intergalactic hijinks continue as beings from a womanless planet target the girls of the newly coed Neo-DEAVA academy. Meanwhile, a mysterious villain’s plot slowly comes to light, Amata’s past is revealed, and Mikono finds herself in the middle of a really awkward threesome. The hormone-fueled pilots will have to survive unusual training methods and swimsuit-filled secret missions in order to grow strong enough to kick some otherworldly tail, but as the boys and girls get closer to each other, they discover that destiny might not be on their side. Victory could require the legendary mecha Aquarion’s ultimate form—even if summoning it means breaking an intimate taboo. From the studio behind Fairy Tail and Macross comes an epic climax 12,000 years in the making.

 

Click here to complete your Aquarion EVOL collection!

 

 

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FUNimation to premiere Terror in Resonance at Anime Expo

 

Flower Mound, TX – May 27, 2014 – FUNimation Entertainment announced today, that it will host a world premiere screening of  Terror in Resonance at Anime Expo in Los Angeles while simultaneously screening at Japan Expo in Paris. The screening will take place Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 1:30pm. Rights have been acquired for simulcast.

 

The anime is directed by Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Kids on the Slope) at the studio Mappa, music composed by Yoko Kanno (Macross Plus, Cowboy Bebop, Kids on the Slope), and character design by Kazuto Nakazawa (Samurai Champloo).

 

Synopsis:

Legendary director Shinichiro Watanabe and famed composer Yoko Kanno are back with a suspense-filled intellectual thriller!

 

In an alternate version of the present, Tokyo has been decimated by a shocking terrorist attack, and the only hint to the identity of the culprit is a bizarre video uploaded to the internet. The police, baffled by this cryptic clue, are powerless to stop the paranoia spreading across the population.

 

While the world searches for a criminal mastermind to blame for this tragedy, two mysterious children – children who shouldn’t even exist – masterfully carry out their heinous plan. Cursed to walk through this world with the names Nine and Twelve, the two combine to form “Sphinx,” a clandestine entity determine to wake the people from their slumber – and pull the trigger on this world.

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FUNimation at MomoCon this Weekend!

Summer conventions season is about to get into full swing and this time we are back on the road for MomoCon in Atlanta, Georgia.  We have panels, and booth promotions planned.  Just read on for more details.

 

FUNimation Panels:

 

Friday @ 5:30 pm – FUNimation Previews Panel
Come check out the latest clips and trailers from the hottest new shows from FUNimation!

Saturday @ 11:30 am – How to Break Into the Animation Industry
Rojas will be participating in this panel to give you an inside look at the industry.

Saturday @ 2:30 pm – FUNimation Industry Panel
From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news and information from FUNimation!

 

Visit our booth in the Dealers Room!  Come on by and pick up some of our newest releases.  We have a bunch of gift-with-purchases, and are bringing back the super popular Lucky Draw, which has more goodies and is better than ever!

 

- Make any purchase at the booth and receive a free 1 month gift card for our Video Subscription Service!

- Spend $75 and receive a FUNimation Lanyard and a the 1 month gift card to our Video Subscription Service.

- Spend $125 and receive a FUNimation Lanyard, a middle tier prize, and a 3 Month Gift Card to our Subscription Service!

- Spend $200 and receive all of the goodies from the $125 tier and a top tier prize!

 

Come by early for the best selection, and all of our promotions are while supplies last!

 

Giant Ape Media Acquires XIII – the Series

Flower Mound, Texas (5/21) – Giant Ape Media® today announced it has acquired the U.S. home entertainment rights to XIII-The Series.

 

Stuart Townsend (Queen of the Damned) and Aisha Tyler (Archer, 24) star in this espionage-filled series from the producer of NCIS and 24.

 

The series was developed and produced by Prodigy Pictures (Lost Girl) and Luc Besson’s production company (La Femme Nikita, Taken, and The Transporter trilogy) and is a continuation of the XIII miniseries starring Stephen Dorff and Val Kilmer (released on DVD and Blu-ray as XIII: The Conspiracy), with various actors reprising their roles.

 

Synopsis:

Agent XIII was left to rot in an Eastern European prison with no memories of his past or hope for his future. After a high-stakes breakout, he finds himself immersed in a network of spies and special agents as he attempts to figure out if the man he used to be was a patriot or a monster. Along the way, he uncovers a global conspiracy reaching from the Oval Office to the prisons of Venezuela involving plans for a weapon that could forever change the balance of international power. But when you’re a rogue agent on the run from both government agencies and terrorist cells, is there anyone you can really trust?

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Mysticism, Religion, and Red Data Girl

Do you love Japanese culture? Do you pour over books about Japan, or research online, in the hopes of visiting the country that produces some of your favorite series? Well, we’re about to drop a cultural lesson on you. If you’ve ever been interested in learning more about the religion, myths, and kami of Japan, here’s an introduction to these as they relate to Red Data Girl. Read on for some enlightenment.

 

Red Data Girl is a coming-of-age story painted in the beautiful colors of Japanese legends. If you like stories with a strong basis in exotic fantasy then you’re in for a real treat. The series is imbued with Shinto mysticism, some of which may be quite foreign to Western audiences (although certainly more familiar if you watch a lot of anime!). The series releases on DVD on June 17th. Click here to order!

 

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New Release Tuesday – Fairy Tail Part 10

Happy New Release Tuesday! Fairy Tail Part 10 is now available on BD/DVD Combo.

 

series synopsis:

The masters of magic have converged on a remote island, where Natsu and his teammates go head-to-head with Grimoire Heart—a dark guild led by one Fairy Tail’s former masters. Revelations from the past and long-buried secrets continue to come to light as Cana is granted a sacred new spell, and an excommunicated guildmate makes an unexpected return. If Fairy Tail has any hope of defeating their diabolical opponents, they’re going to have to combine all their powers and work together like never before. But as curses start to fly between wizards, the real danger might come from Zeref, a legendary dealer of death whose devilish plans for the future could bring an end to this golden age of magic.

 

Click here to order Part 10 today!

 

 

In addition to Fairy Tail Part 10, Serial Experiments Lain is now available in our Anime Classics line. Click here to get Lain.