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FUNimation Goes to OhayoCon!

ohayocon 2015 logoIt’s a well-known fact amongst scientists and scholars that the best cure for the winter blues is to watch anime!** So we’re packing up our Scout Regiment gloves, Chopper hats and Dragon Ball jackets to face the cold at Ohayocon 2015 this weekend!

 

Need a break from the chill? Get fired up with us at the following Ohayocon events:

 

 

FRIDAY

FUNimation Previews – 7:00 PM – Delaware (Hyatt Regency Columbus)

 

 

SATURDAY

FUNimation Industry Panel —  9:00 PM — Delaware (Hyatt Regency Columbus)

 

D-Frag! Dub Premiere – 10:00 PM — Franklin (Hyatt Regency Columbus)

 

FUNimation Peep Show (18+ bring your ID!) –  11:00 PM —  Union B-D (Hyatt Regency Columbus)

 

Nobunagun Dub Premiere — 11:30 PM — Main Events (Hyatt Regency Columbus)

 

 

Don’t forget to stop by our booth in the dealer’s room to pick up some choice anime! Every purchase will receive a FREE FUNimation lanyard while supplies last.

 

 

 

**Author is neither a scientist nor scholar and cannot verify this statement — but it seems right.

FUNimation Heading South for PAX

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FUNimation is heading south for the winter! The first ever PAX South is this weekend in San Antonio, TX and we hope to see you there. What is PAX? It’s a convention dedicated to gaming that spawned as the brain child of the creators of Penny Arcade. Click here to learn more about the convention.

 

Unfortunately, we won’t have any panels this weekend, but we will have a booth in the Dealer’s Room. So, be sure to stop by and get your anime and gaming fix!

 

We’re giving away a FREE FUNimation lanyard as a gift with every purchase at our booth while supplies last. Shop early so you can get one!

FUNimation Acquires Home Video Rights for Dragonar Academy, Date a Live II, and NO-RIN

We know a lot of fans have been asking about the status for the following shows, so we’re very pleased to announce that we have secured the home video rights for Dragonar Academy, Date a Live II, and NO-RIN. See below for details.

 

 

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Dragonar Academy

 

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Ash Blake is nothing but a joke to his fellow students at Ansullivan Dragonar Academy. Sure, he’s got the sacred star brand that marks him as a future master of dragons, but he’s having more than a little trouble playing the part of a hero. At least until the day his dragon suddenly awakens, and his world changes forever. There’s just one slight problem: His dragon is actually a beautiful girl, and she’s determined to become the master – and make Ash the slave! Beautiful girls and high-flying action take center stage in this thrilling adventure.

 

Dragonar Academy will be releasing on Blu-ray and DVD Combo in 2015. Check out http://funimation.com/dragonar-academy for more details.

 

 

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Date a Live II

 

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Gear up for a thrilling second season of the smash hit anime Date a Live! This epic new chapter picks up where last season ended and introduces some titillating new developments – like a stunning set of twin Sirens! Don’t miss this chance for a second date with your favorite space babes or their adorable hijinks could wreak havoc on planet Earth! Fans are sure to flip for this irresistible offering from the studio behind Cat Planet Cuties.

 

Date a Live II will be releasing on Blu-ray and DVD Combo in 2015. Watch episodes from the first season on http://funimation.com/date-a-live.

 

 

no_rin_keyNO-RIN

 

Coming soon! From the director of the Negima! OVAs and Baka and Test comes a hilarious new series with more agricultural innuendos than you can shake a cucumber at!

 

synopsis:

The mood is right for falling in love with a superstar in the new series from the director of the Negima OVAs! Teenager Hata Kosaku is crushed when his favorite singing idol, Kusakabe Yuka, stuns the world by retiring from show business. Kosaku’s friends try to cheer him up, but nothing can chase away his gloomy mood until Yuka herself transfers into his class at Tamo Agriculture School!

 

Check out http://funimation.com/no-rin for more information and to watch subtitled episodes.

 

 

 

Luck be a Lady this Weekend – FUNimation Heading to Otakon Vegas

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We’ve got a TON planned for Otakon Vegas this weekend in Sin City, so take a look below for panel and booth information:

 

FRIDAY

 

Tokyo Ravens English Dub Premiere – 6pm – Video 1

synopsis:

Harutora may seem like an ordinary guy, but he’s actually a descendent of an ancient and powerful clan of omyouji. Born without the family talent for magic, he’d always believed he was destined for a normal, boring existence. All that changed the day Natsume, a beautiful face from Harutora’s past, barged back into his life and forever altered the course of his future. When her sudden arrival leads to a violent and tragic encounter with a magical prodigy, Harutora agrees to fulfill a childhood vow by accompanying Natsume to the clandestine Onmyo Academy. Together, along with their incredible onmyouji classmates, they’ll attempt to survive life at a school where not even magic can get you out of your homework.

 

 

FUNimation Peep Show Panel – 9pm – Panel 1

Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW. Watch some jiggly clips and trailers from some of the hottest FUNimation titles. Don’t forget to bring some tissues, you know, for the nose bleeds. This is an 18+ panel, so bring your IDs.

 

 

SATURDAY

 

FUNimation Presents the Cowboy Bebop Sessions – 12pm – Main Events

This winter, Cowboy Bebop hit Blu-ray in HD for the first time ever in North America. Join voice actors Steve Blum (Spike), Wendee Lee (Faye), and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (Julia) for an inside look at the pop culture phenomenon.

 

Cowboy Bebop Autographs – 2pm – Autographs

Steve Blum (voice of Spike), Wendee Lee (voice of Faye), and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (voice of Julia) will be signing autographs. Autographs will be limited to the FUNimation Edition of Cowboy Bebop (Amazon Exclusive, FUNimation.com Exclusive, FUNimation BluRay or FUNimation DVD) or a poster that will be provided by FUNimation

 

FUNimation Industry Panel – 3pm – Main Events

From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, come hear the latest news and information from North America’s largest anime distributor–FUNimation!

 

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Tokyo Ravens English Cast Announcement and Dub Premiere

tokyoravens_boxMove over Hogwarts, there’s a new magical school in town. Welcome to Onmyo Academy and the world of Tokyo Ravens, where not even magic can get you out of your homework. Part One of the series will be available on Blu-ray/DVD Combo on March 17th. Click here to pre-order now and check out the English Cast Announcement below!

 

CHARACTER – ACTOR

Harutora- Clifford Chapin
Natsume- Caitlin Glass
Kon- Monica Rial
Kyoko- Leah Clark
Suzuka- Jād Saxton
Touji- Ian Sinclair
Tenma- Josh Grelle
Ohtomo- J. Michael Tatum

 

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ADR Director – Colleen Clinkenbeard, Zach Bolton

ADR Engineers – Kevin Leasure, Cris George

 

We’ll be debuting the English Dub Premiere of the series at Otakon Vegas next week! Click here for more information about the convention.

 

 

synopsis:

Harutora may seem like an ordinary guy, but he’s actually a descendent of an ancient and powerful clan of omyouji. Born without the family talent for magic, he’d always believed he was destined for a normal, boring existence. All that changed the day Natsume, a beautiful face from Harutora’s past, barged back into his life and forever altered the course of his future. When her sudden arrival leads to a violent and tragic encounter with a magical prodigy, Harutora agrees to fulfill a childhood vow by accompanying Natsume to the clandestine Onmyo Academy. Together, along with their incredible onmyouji classmates, they’ll attempt to survive life at a school where not even magic can get you out of your homework.

 

 

FUNimation’s First Convention of 2015 – Ikkicon!

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Our first convention of the new year and we’re heading down to Austin for Ikkicon! Check out information for our panels and premieres below!

 

FUNimation Panel Information:

 

FUNimation Previews Panel – Friday @ 7pm

Join us to watch some extended clips and trailers for the hottest new releases from FUNimation!

 

FUNimation Industry Panel – Saturday @ 12pm

From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, come hear the latest news and information from North America’s largest anime distributor–FUNimation!

 

FUNimation Peep Show Panel – Saturday @ 10:30pm

Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW. Watch some jiggly clips and trailers from some of the hottest FUNimation titles. Don’t forget to bring some tissues, you know, for the nose bleeds. This is an 18+ panel, so bring your IDs.

 

 

FUNimation Premieres:

 

puchimas2PUCHIM@S Premiere – Friday @ 5pm

 

series synopsis:

Fans of the iDOLM@STER franchise won’t want to miss this super cute spinoff! Hyperactive hijinks are sure to follow when the idol girls of 765 Productions discover the mysterious Puchidols – chibis with adorable abilities – have invaded their office!

 

 

 

 

 

freezing vibrationFreezing Vibration English Dub Premiere – Saturday @ 7pm

This is an 18+ screening!

 

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Satellizer el Bridget and some of the most powerful – and desirable – Pandoras in the world are summoned to a secret base in the wilds of Alaska. These gorgeous warriors arrive primed for battle, but they soon discover the true purpose for their presence: to assist the clandestine Chevalier organization in forging a new breed of soldier – E-Pandoras! Once normal girls, these eager beauties volunteered to have their bodies genetically-enhanced in order to join the fight against the deadly alien invaders plaguing the planet. But there’s more to becoming a superhuman battle vixen than tattered uniforms and sultry slugfests. Rumors of heinous experimentation haunt the E-Pandora project, and only Satellizer and her loyal companion Kazuya can unravel the mystery before it’s too late!
 

 

 

 

PLUS! – FUNimation Booth Bonus:

 

  • Free lanyards with any purchase from the FUNimation booth!
  •  An extremely limited number of FUNimation.com Cowboy Bebop Exclusive Editions will be available for purchase. Come early for your chance to take one home!

 

 

FUNimation 2015 Convention Schedule

We know you all are looking forward to this upcoming convention season as much as we are! We’ve got a ton of awesome, fun stuff planned for you this year and we can’t wait to get started!

 

Take a look below at our 2015 Convention Schedule:

 

oniG mechaIkkicon – Jan 2 – Austin, TX
Otakon Vegas – Jan 16 – Las Vegas, NV
PAX South – Jan 23 – San Antonio, TX
OhayoCon – Jan 30 – Columbus, OH
Anime Milwaukee – Feb 13 – Milwaukee, WI
Katsucon – Feb 13 – National Harbor, MD
PAX East – March 6 – Boston, MA
SXSW Gaming – March 13 – Austin, TX
Anime Detour – March 27 – Bloomington, MN
Anime Boston – April 3 – Boston, MA
C2E2 – April 24 – Chicago, IL
Anniminneapolis – May 8 – Minneapolis, MN
Anime Central – May 15 – Rosemont, IL
MomoCon – May 28 – Atlanta, GA
Project Akon – June 5 – Dallas, TX
Florida SuperCon – June 26 – Miami, FL
Anime Expo – July 2 – Los Angeles, CA
SDCC – July 8 – San Diego, CA
Otakon – July 24 – Baltimore, MD
San Japan – July 31 – San Antonio, TX
Otakuthon – August 7 – Montreal, Quebec Canada
AnimeFest – September 4 – Dallas, TX
NDK – Sept 11 – Denver, CO
Anime Weekend Atlanta – September 24 – Atlanta, GA
NYCC – October 8 – New York, NY

 

*Please note that this list is subject to change, and we may be adding more conventions throughout the year as they get confirmed.

 

 

FUNimation at Anime North Texas

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We’re taking a tiny break from traveling and heading to Anime North Texas this weekend! We won’t have a booth at the convention, but we do have some panels! Check out times and info below:

 

FUNimation Industry Panel – Saturday at 12pm in Main Events

From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, come hear the latest news and information from North America’s largest anime distributor!

 

FUNimation Previews Panel – Saturday at 1pm in Main Events

Check out some extended clips and trailers from FUNimation’s hottest new releases!

 

This will be our last official convention for 2014! See you again in 2015!

 

 

FUNimation Announcements From Nekocon!

We’ve got the latest titles coming to home video, just announced at the FUNimation Industry Panel at Nekocon! Without further ado, here’s the lineup of what you’ll soon be able to add to your collection!

 

FUNimation has acquired the home video rights for:

 

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Tokyo Ravens

synopsis

From the studio behind Aquarion EVOL comes a supernatural fantasy featuring otherworldly battles and forgotten promises. Tokyo Ravens is the story of an ordinary high school boy from a not-so-ordinary family. Hautora was born into an ancient clan of onmyouji known for their mastery of all things occult. Unfortunately, he didn’t inherit the magical ability to see spirit energy, so he was doomed to live a normal life. At least, that is, until a mysterious girl from Harutora’s past returns to alter the course of his future!

 

Part One of the series will be released on 3/17/15 on Blu-ray and DVD Combo. Part Two will follow shortly after in Summer 2015. Please note that release dates are subject to change.

 

FUNimation will be revealing the English cast for the series at Ikkicon in January and the English Dub will premiere at Otakon Vegas.

 

For more information about Tokyo Ravens, check out funimation.com/tokyo-ravens.

 

 

PUC_keyFUNimation has also acquired the home video rights to the adorable iDOLM@STER spinoff:

 

PUCHIM@S

 

If you’re not sure what PUCHIM@S! is, think a cross between neon pink rock candy and crack cocaine. They’re short, addictive, and hyperactive super-cute episodes about cute idol girls and cute chibi idol blobs.

 

synopsis

Fans of the iDOLM@STER franchise won’t want to miss this super cute spinoff! Hyperactive hijinks are sure to follow when the idol girls of 765 Productions discover the mysterious Puchidols – chibis with adorable abilities – have invaded their office!

 

FUNimation will be featuring the director’s cut, which presents the series in maximum marathon format for your viewing pleasure, and the OVAs that were not included in the simulcast.

 

This release will be DVD only with Japanese audio and English subtitles. Season 1 of the series will be released in 2015. Season 2 release date is TBD.

 

For additional information about PUCHIM@S!, please visit funimation.com/puchims.

 

 

Based on the manga by Taiyo Matsumoto and the studio that brought you Psycho-Pass 2, Generator Gawl, and the Irresponsible Captain Tylor, FUNimation has acquired the home video rights for:

 

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Ping Pong The Animation 

synopsis

Despite having drastically different personalities, high school boys Peco and Smile have been friends since childhood. Now, they’re both talented members of a table tennis club—but what happens when these sports lovers have to go up against each other in tournaments? Prepare for truly epic matches in this new series from the director of The Tatami Galaxy!

 

The series is directed by Masaaki Yuasa, the visionary and award-winning director of The Tatami Galaxy. It will release on Blu-ray and DVD in Summer 2015. The release will contain both English and Japanese audio tracks.

 

If you would like to learn more about Ping Pong The Animation, please visit funimation.com/ping-pong.

 

FUNimation heading to Nekocon this weekend!

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Break out those cat ears, people! FUNimation is heading to Nekocon! Stop by our booth in the dealer’s room and get a free FUNimation lanyard with every purchase while supplies last. Check out our panels and screening times below.

 

FUNimation Panels:

 

FUNimation Previews – Friday @ 7:30pm in Panel 1

Come watch some extended clips and trailers for the hottest new titles from FUNimation!

 

FUNimation Industry Panel – Saturday @ 2pm in Panel 1

From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, come hear the latest news and information from North America’s largest anime distributor–FUNimation.

 

 

hack signFUNimation .hack Screening – Saturday @ 11am in Panel 1

Join us for a special tasting of the .hack franchise. Nekocon will be showing the first episodes from .hack//SIGN, .hack//Legend of the Twilight, and .hack//Roots.

 

.hack was more than just an anime. It’s was a cultural phenomenon that transformed the way an entire generation looked at the world around them. This wildly-successful franchise offered us all the chance to escape. Thanks to .hack, we no longer had to be normal. We could delve into The World in search of adventure. We could run dungeons, collect treasure, and lose ourselves in virtual labyrinths. Each new installment was a melding of future and past where the rules of reality no longer applied. .hack was our ticket to the wired world, and we couldn’t wait to logon.