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Conventions 2016 – Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con

 

 

Hey everyone, we’re bringing the anime party to Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con! Ready for deals, panels and photo ops? Well Tara, Scott, and Alex have got you covered this weekend at the LA Convention Center!

 

 

PANELS

 

Funimation Favorites | Saturday, Oct 29th | 11:00a – 11:50a | Room 304 ABC

Funimation takes a look at some of our personal favorites from current anime and past classics. What’s your Funimation favorite? Share it with us using the hashtag #FunimationFave!

 

Funimation Peep Show | Saturday, Oct 29th | 3:30p – 4:50p | Room 403 A

Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW. Watch jiggly clips and trailers from some of the hottest Funimation titles with host Cookie Stratford.  Don’t forget to bring tissues, you know, for the nose bleeds. Audience participation encouraged by tweeting using the hashtag #FunimationPeepShow. You could even win some naughty prizes. (18+, Bring your IDs!)

 

Funimation Industry Panel | Sunday, Oct 30th | 1:00p – 2:20p | 403 A

From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news, info, and announcements from North America’s largest anime distributor Funimation. Live tweet with us using the hashtag #FunimationPanel for a chance to win prizes!

 

 

BOOTH & PHOTO OP

Stop by our main booth #2033 to for awesome deals on new and classic titles! Plus, get a FREE Funimation lanyard and art bag with every purchase!

You can also stop by the FANGIMATION photo booth #215 for the chance to take your picture & get some free ghoulish goodies!

See you there!

 

Conventions 2016 – AkibaFest!

Hey LA friends and fans, join Tara and Scott as they head to the very first AkibaFest, presented by our friends at Aniplex, in Little Tokyo this weekend! With panels, screenings, and photo ops — it’s sure to be a fun time!

PANELS – Big Tent Panel Room

 

Funimation Industry Panel | Saturday, October 15 | 2:00p – 3:00p

From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news, info, and announcements from North America’s largest anime distributor Funimation. Live tweet with us using the hashtag #FunimationPanel for a chance to win prizes!

 

Funimation Favorites Panel | Sunday, October 16 | 2:00p – 3:00p

Funimation takes a look at some of our personal favorites from current anime and past classics. What’s your Funimation favorite? Share it with us using the hashtag #FunimationFave!

 

 

SCREENINGS – Doubletree Video Room

 

Death Parade, Episodes 1-2 (Uncut ENG video) | Saturday, October 15 | 1:00p – 2:00p

 

Hetalia: The World Twinkle, (ENG Dub premiere) | Sunday, October 16 | 12:00p – 1:00p

 

 

PHOTO BOOTH

Step into the Shin Godzilla photo booth to take home free pictures from the event!! We’ll also have some fun giveaways and freebies on hand, so you don’t want to miss out!

 

SEE YOU THERE!

Conventions 2016 – We’re heading to NYCC

The Big Apple. The City that Never Sleeps. New York. From Broadway to Time Square, this iconic city doesn’t do anything in small proportions which is why we’re bringing a GIANT line-up with us to New York Comic Con this year.

From towering Titans, to the colossal king of monsters himself, Godzilla; we’re pulling out the stops to make this a huge event. Join familiar faces Justin, Tara, Scott, Tim, Alex, and me (Lauren!) as we bring you everything Funimation has to offer this weekend!

 

NYCC 2016 – Destination: Funimation

Meet & greets, photos, prizes, and more — we’re bringing you the full Funimation experience, whether you have a badge to the con or not!

If you’re in New York this Saturday, stop by Destination: Funimation @ Stitch NYC 247 W. 37th between 7th & 8th, an all-day lounge where you can see clips of what’s up & coming from Funimation including the new films; Shin Godzilla and Attack on Titan: The Movie. While at the lounge get your picture taken with Godzilla, step into the Assassination Classroom photobooth, and hop into the Anime Confessional to record a message to share with the world about your love for anime.

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Conventions 2016 – Anime Weekend Atlanta

Funimation is headed to Atlanta for one the biggest anime conventions of the Southwest, Anime Weekend Atlanta, and we’re bringing panels, booth deals, and more. Welcome Tara, Tim, Scott, Alex, and Godswill for a packed weekend! And be sure to check out all of the screenings at the bottom because there are a lot!

 

 

PANELS

 

Funimation Peep Show (18+) | Friday, September 30th | 8:00pm – 9:30pm | Panel Location: Kennesaw

Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW. Watch jiggly clips and trailers from some of the hottest Funimation titles with host Cookie Stratford.  Don’t forget to bring tissues, you know, for the nose bleeds. Audience participation encouraged by tweeting using the hashtag #FunimationPeepShow. You could even win some naughty prizes. (18+, Bring your IDs!)

 

Funimation Favorites | Saturday, October 1st | 10:45am – 11:45am | Panel Location: Williams AB

Funimation takes a look at some of our personal favorites from current anime and past classics. What’s your Funimation favorite? Share it with us using the hashtag #FunimationFave!

 

Funimation Industry | Saturday, October 2nd | 1:15pm – 2:45pm | Panel Location: Williams AB

From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news, info, and announcements from North America’s largest anime distributor Funimation. Live tweet with us using the hashtag #FunimationPanel for a chance to win prizes!

 

BOOTH

 

 

Dealer’s Room Location and Times:

 

Funimation Booth: 302,201,203,205

Friday –  10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday – 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

 

In addition to sweet savings that can be found at the booth we’re bringing in the Lucky Pin Draw where if you spend a certain amount at the booth, you get to choose the pin you want! Pin tiers are:

 

  • $75 – 1 pin
  • $125 – 2 pins
  • $150 – 3 pins
  • $200 – 4 pins

 

With every purchase we’ll be handing out collectible shopping bags and a Funimation Lanyard! Also you can be sure to find special autographed items based on what you buy.

 

 

 

AWA Voice Actor Guests

 

While at Anime Weekend Atlanta, you can be sure to see some of these voice actors who are featured in many of your favorite Funimation shows:

 

Vic Mignogna
Edward Elric – Fullmetal Alchemist, Broly – Dragon Ball Z, Tamaki Suoh – Ouran High School Host Club
 
Johnny Yong Bosch
Vash – Trigun, Lelouch – Code Geass, Koizumi – Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
 
Todd Haberkorn
Natsu – Fairy Tail, Allen Walker – D.Gray-man, Death the Kid – Soul Eater

 

 

 

SCREENINGS

 

 

SHIMONETA: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist

 

 

English Dub Premiere | Friday, September 30th | 5:00pm  | Video 1 – Grand Ballroom
 
 
 

 

 

Synopsis:

 

Who is the panty-masked villainess spreading obscenity in a country where even the mildest off-color musing can land you in jail?

When the student council president of the most elite public morals school in the country has a feeling that the lewd is coming from within the walls, she recruits Tanukichi, a recent transfer student, to her upstanding moral squad.

Little does she know he’s already been blackmailed by Ayame, her own vice president who is secretly the panty-masked bandit, into committing mass acts of public obscenity in the name of SOX—a brigade of sorts—dedicated to spreading the good news of being lewd.

 

 

Aquarion Logos

 

 

English Dub Premiere | Friday, September 30th | 8:00pm | Video 1 – Grand Ballroom
 
 
 

 

 

Synopsis:

 

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Aquarion returns with a new series, new characters and a brand new adventure! Inspired by the classic mecha series of the ‘70s and ‘80s, Aquarion Logos is ready to serve up more high-flying robotic battles animated by Satelight, the same team that brought you Log HorizonFairy Tailand the first two installments in the Aquarionfranchise.

 

 

Vision of Escaflowne

 

 

Home Video Dub Premiere | Friday, September 30th | 9:00pm | Video 1 – Grand Ballroom
 
 
 

 

 

Synopsis:

 

When a young man appears from a beam of light, Hitomi Kanzaki is whisked away to a world known as Gaea. Embroiled in war against the evil empire of Zaibach, soldiers fight in armored mechas known as “Guymelefs”. There, Hitomi meets Van, the newly ordained King and his own mecha, Escaflowne. While on Gaea, Hitomi discovers a new power that could help Van save the world and get her home.

 

 

Ultimate Otaku Teacher

 

 

Home Video Dub Premiere | Saturday, October 1st | 12:00pm | Video 1 – Grand Ballroom
 
 
 

 

 

Synopsis:

 

Junichiro Kagami: scientific prodigy, groundbreaking physicist, published author…hopeless otaku. Once a promising young scientist, he’s since been rejected from the scientific community for his controversial research on anime-based teleportation. It’s like they always say: people fear the things they don’t understand. Now, a 24-year-old NEET with his science career behind him, Kagami finally has time to devote to the things that REALLY matter: updating his anime blog. But not everyone understands the dire importance of fandom. Even Kagami’s sister (his own blood and flesh!!) eventually gets fed up with his antics and forces him to take a job as a high school physics teacher.  Dealing with “real-lifers” is a real drag, but soon Kagami finds himself strangely drawn to the conflicts of his pupils – and they to his…unorthodox teaching methods. In the world of high school drama, Kagami is armed with a potent knowledge of useless anime trivia, and an understanding of human problems derived from his on-screen friends. This otaku might just make the ultimate teacher!

 

 

Chaos Dragon

 

 

English Dub Premiere | Saturday, October 1st | 8:00pm | Video 1 – Grand Ballroom
 
 
 

 

 

Synopsis:

 

Based on a table-top roleplaying session involving Gen Urobuchi (Psycho-PassFate/Zero), Ryohgo Narita (Baccano!, Durarara!!), Kinoko Nasu (Kara no KyōkaiTsukihime) and more, Chaos Dragon tells the story of two countries locked in a never-ending war. In the middle of this chaos lies Nil Kamui, an island country that lost its independence after a guardian god known as Red Dragon spiraled out of control. Desperate to put a stop to Red Dragon’s rampage, a small group of heroes rise up to bring peace back to their world.

 

 

Overlord

 

 

English Dub Premiere | Saturday, October 1st | 9:00pm | Video 1 – Grand Ballroom
 
 
 

 

 

Synopsis:

 

From the studio that brought you Death Parade, Parasyte, and No Game No Life comes a series that takes place in the world of Yggdrasil, an MMORPG that’s scheduled to be shut down permanently. With no family or friends outside the game, veteran player Momonga refuses to log out. As the servers go dark, he discovers that the world inside the game continues to change as NPCs begin to develop personalities and minds of their own. With a new world at his fingertips, Momonga decides to use his power and skill to take control of Yggdrasil and become its overlord.

 

 

Psychic School Wars

 

 

Home Video Dub Premiere | Saturday, October 1st | 10:00pm | Video 3 – Galleria Ballroom
 
 
 

 

 

Synopsis:

 

From the director behind Gunslinger Girl comes a visually striking movie about saving the world and young love.

 

The future of the world is in trouble. But can it be affected by something as simple as cellphones? Perhaps the world would be a better place if you could communicate without actually speaking—if you just knew what others were thinking. But no one has psychic talents…or do they?

 

When transfer student Ryoichi Kyogoku appears things take a turn for the weird. Students start missing school and the student council bans the use and possession of cellphones on school property. Behind the scenes, Kyogoku begins changing students—awakening their psychic abilities with the hope that maybe he can prevent the future disaster on Earth. But if he can’t, he’ll have to take everyone he awakened back to his future. Kenji Seki, an absent-minded and clumsy boy, and his friends get caught in the middle of Kyogoku’s plans. They can either stop him, or join him—but only if they have the power.

 

 

Ninja Slayer

 

 

Home Video Dub Premiere | Sunday, October 2nd | 2:00pm | Video 1 – Grand Ballroom
 
 
 

 

 

Synopsis:

 

From Kill la Kill’s radical Studio Trigger comes a badass and outrageous ninja anime that kicks reason to the curb with a screaming “WASSHOI!”

 

Ninjas. Karate. Sushi. The dystopian cyber underworld of Neo-Saitama is ruled from the shadows by an intricate web of drugs, yakuza gangs, and evil syndicate ninjas wielding fearsome “karate.” In a sea of the blood of his enemies, a lone maverick stands. NINJA SLAYER is a ninja who kills other ninjas in the name of ninja vengeance. A former salaryman whose family was killed by evil ninjas, Ninja Slayer cheats death and casts away his past to embrace the dark, mystical NINJA SOUL, a mysterious spirit that grants him great power in his quest for revenge. But will this bloodthirsty spirit consume Ninja Slayer before his enemies are all “dead on departure?” Domo. I’m Ninja Slayer.

 

Conventions 2016 – San Japan to DragonCon

Get ready to spend Labor Day with your fandom because San Japan (San Antonio, Tx) and DragonCon (Atlanta, GA) are happening this weekend! We’re sending our team to both cons to spend the holiday with everyone.  Catch Justin and Scott during our panels at DragonCon, or say hi to Tara, Tim, and Alex at the Funimation booth and our panels at San Japan! Can’t make it to either? Not to worry, we’ll be sharing the experience on our social media accounts!  Here’s what we have in store for the weekend:

 

San Japan

 

PANELS

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Conventions 2016 – Matsuricon Full Activities Page

Come aboard and bring along all your hopes and dreams for Matsuricon! Funimation convention manager, Tara, is coming up to Ohio to give the fans big booth deals, prominent panels, and plenty of One Piece adventure! See the specific One Piece activities on this page!

 

 

PANELS

 

Funimation Peep Show (18+) | Friday, August 19th | 9:00pm – 11:00pm | Panel Location: Batelle

Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW. Watch jiggly clips and trailers from some of the hottest Funimation titles with host Cookie Stratford.  Don’t forget to bring tissues, you know, for the nose bleeds. Audience participation encouraged by tweeting using the hashtag #FunimationPeepShow. You could even win some naughty prizes. (18+, Bring your IDs!)

 

Funimation Industry | Saturday, August 20th | 10:00am – 12:00pm | Panel Location: Ballroom

From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news, info, and announcements from North America’s largest anime distributor—Funimation. Live tweet with us using the hashtag #FunimationPanel for a chance to win prizes!

 

Funimation Favorites | Sunday, August 21st | 12:00pm – 1:00pm | Panel Location: Batelle

Funimation takes a look at some of our personal favorites from current anime and past classics. What’s your Funimation favorite? Share it with us using the hashtag #FunimationFave!

 

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

One Piece Unplugged | Saturday, August 20th | 12:00pm – 2:00pm | Panel Location: Ballroom 1 & 2

Table read of a One Piece episode with the Funimation cast, moderated by the One Piece Podcast crew!
 
Join us for an hour and a half with the One Piece cast, as they perform an informal “table read” of one dubbed episode. Some of the cast will play their own roles as they read along in the script, while others will step outside their comfort zones and read characters originally voiced by different voice actors! At the end of the episode, the winner of the Fan Interview Contest hosted online before the event, will have his/her chance to interview the entire cast!

 

One Piece Cast Tells All | Sunday, August 21st | 11:00am – 1:00pm | Panel Location: Ballroom 1 & 2

All of our fabulous American One Piece guests in one room. Live. Answering all of your questions. For an hour and a half. Bring it.

 

 

DEALER’S BOOTH

 

 

Dealer’s Room Times:

 

Friday 8/19/2016 – 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday 8/20/2016 – 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday 8/21/2016 – 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Conventions 2016 – AnimeFest & Otakon!

It’s a convention double-header this weekend with our team splitting up between Otakon in Baltimore, MD and AnimeFest in Dallas, TX!  You can catch Justin & Tara at Otakon this weekend; or say hi to Tim, Scott, Alex, Lauren & Godswill at AnimeFest!

No matter which con you’re at, we’ve got a lot of fun in store for you! First up…

 

OTAKON

 

 

PANELS & SCREENINGS

Funimation Industry Panel | Friday, Aug 12 | 7p – 8:30 p | Panel 7 (Hilton Key 1-6)

From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news, info, and announcements from North America’s largest anime distributor—Funimation. Live tweet with us using the hashtag #FunimationPanel for a chance to win prizes!

 

Funimation Peep Show | Friday, Aug 12 | 10:30p – 12:00a | Panel 2 (BCC Ballroom II)

Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW. Watch jiggly clips and trailers from some of the hottest Funimation titles with host Cookie Stratford!  Don’t forget to bring tissues, you know, for the nose bleeds. Audience participation encouraged by tweeting using the hashtag #FunimationPeepShow. You could even win some naughty prizes. (18+, Bring your IDs!)

 

The Vision of Escaflowne presented by Funimation | Saturday, Aug 13 | 3:30p – 5:30 p – Panel 7 (Hilton Key 1-6)

The Vision of Escaflowne New 2016 Dub North America Premiere Screening – It’s the 20th anniversary of the classic fantasy mecha anime The Vision of Escaflowne—coming soon to Blu-ray for the first time in North America with a special new 2016 English dub to match the director’s cut of the series! Join Escaflowne director Kazuki Akane, the cast of the new English dub, and the Funimation crew for the world premiere of the 2016 English dub for the series, followed by a Q&A session!

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Conventions 2016 – One Piece Adventures at Matsuricon

Come aboard and bring along all your hopes and dreams for Matsuricon! Funimation is teaming up with Matsuricon to make a treasure-filled experience that celebrates One Piece. See the details below for information on the special panels that we have lined up and the special guests that are coming on the cruise!

 

 

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

One Piece Unplugged | Saturday, August 20th | 12:00pm – 2:00pm | Panel Location: Ballroom 1 & 2

Table read of a One Piece episode with the Funimation cast, moderated by the One Piece Podcast crew!
 
Join us for an hour and a half with the One Piece cast, as they perform an informal “table read” of one dubbed episode. Some of the cast will play their own roles as they read along in the script, while others will step outside their comfort zones and read characters originally voiced by different voice actors! At the end of the episode, the winner of the Fan Interview Contest hosted online before the event, will have his/her chance to interview the entire cast!

 

One Piece Cast Tells All | Sunday, August 21st | 11:00am – 1:00pm | Panel Location: Ballroom 1 & 2

All of our fabulous American One Piece guests in one room. Live. Answering all of your questions. For an hour and a half. Bring it.

 

 

SPECIAL GUESTS

 

  • Alex Kolesar & Joe Kovell – No Need for Bushido
  • Colleen Clinkenbeard
  • Ian Sinclair
  • John Swasey
  • Lisa Ortiz
  • Eric Vale
  • Patrick Seitz
  • Richard Epcar
  • Tara Sands
  • Paul St. Peter
  • Brina Palencia
  • Mike McFarland
  • Kevin Bolk
  • Sonny Strait
  • Professor Shyguy
  • Lydia Mackay
  • Chris Sabat
  • Michael Sinterniklaas
  • Kieran Strange
  • Dan & Jillian Coglan – Samurai Dan

 

 About Matsuricon

Since 2006, Matsuricon has been a presence in the anime con community in Columbus. In 2011, we made our way to our current home in downtown Columbus at the Hyatt Regency.  With over 6,000 unique attendees attending annually every August, Matsuricon is the anime and gaming destination for fans not just in Ohio, but in the Midwest!

 

Conventions 2016: Otakuthon!

No convention marathon would be complete without the one and only Otakuthon!

Our incredible conventions team is hitting the road again to bring the anime fun up North to Montreal, Canada! Come say hello to Tara and Tim at our booth or any of the following panels:

 

 

PANELS

Funimation Industry Panel | Friday August 5th | 2:00p | Panel 514

From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news, info, and announcements from North America’s largest anime distributor—Funimation. Live tweet with us using the hashtag #FunimationPanel for a chance to win prizes!

 

Funimation Peep Show (18+) | Saturday August 6th | 11:00p | Panel 512CDGH

Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW. Watch jiggly clips and trailers from some of the hottest Funimation titles with host Cookie Stratford.  Don’t forget to bring tissues, you know, for the nose bleeds. Audience participation encouraged by tweeting using the hashtag #FunimationPeepShow. You could even win some naughty prizes. (18+, Bring your IDs!)

 

Funimation Favorites | Sunday August 7th |  2:15p | Panel 514

Funimation takes a look at some of our personal favorites from current anime and past classics. What’s your Funimation favorite? Share it with us using the hashtag #FunimationFave!

 

 

BOOTH

Stop by our booth in the Dealer’s Hall, where the team will set you up with great deals on new and classic titles! Plus, ask about how to get autographed wraps with certain purchases!

See you there!