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Conventions 2016 – Heading to Anime Central!

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Hey Illinois, we’re heading your way for more than just the deep dish pizza — our crew is hitting the road for Anime Central! Here’s what Justin, LaurenTara, and Alex have planned for the weekend:

 

 

PANELS

Funimation Favorites | Friday May 20th | 9:00p – 10:00p
Join Funimation staff as we take 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 and you could win a prize!

Funimation Industry Panel | Saturday May 21st | 12:30p – 2:00p
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 Peep Show (18+) | Saturday May 21st | 10:00p – 11:30p
Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW. Join hosts Cookie Stratford and Kiki Raven for some jiggly clips and trailers from some of the hottest Funimation titles. 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!) 

All panels will take place in Panel Room 1 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

 

 

BOOTH SPECIALS

Stop by the booth to say hi and get some great deals on your favorite new and classic titles, plus a little extra to sweeten the deal:

- Autographed Gifts with Purchase
- Free Lanyard with Purchase
- Pin Draw Promotion.  Levels are:

  • 1 for $75 spent
  • 2 for $125 spent
  • 3 for $175 spent
  • 4 for $200 spent

 

 

SCREENINGS

 

 

The Heroic Legend of Arslan

 

 

Uncut and Uncensored Dub Premiere | Friday, May 20th | 6:30pm | Panel Room 9 – Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
 

 

 

Synopsis:

 

In the kingdom of Pars lies the Royal Capital of Ecbatana, a powerful city ruled by the fearsome King Andragoras. Arslan, the 14-year-old prince of Pars, is a green ruler and lacks the fierce leadership skills possessed by his father. After his father falls victim to a treacherous plot headed by one of his most trusted comrades, the kingdom of Pars falls in the war with the neighboring nation of Lusitania. Narrowly escaping with his life, Arslan must embark on a journey to reclaim the fallen kingdom and fulfill his destiny as ruler of Pars.

 

 

Lucky Star

 

 

HD Home Video Premiere  | Saturday, May 21st | 6:30pm | Panel Room 9 – Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
 

 

 

Synopsis:

 

What’s the best way to eat dessert? Do twins really have a psychic connection? What kind of guys are into moe girls?
These are the kinds of questions that float through the inquisitive mind of anime super-fan Konata Izumi. When she’s not lost in her favorite manga or logging hours in one of her online games, she’s debating the mysteries of the universe with the best friends a girl could ask for.
And while they might not share Konata’s refined eye for anime tropes and trivia, she doesn’t hold it against them. After all, Miyuki Takara is a precious moe dream girl, and twin sisters Tsukasa and Kagami are always there when she needs a helping hand or a notebook to copy homework from (even if Kagami insists on being totally tsundere about it). At the end of the day, Konata could look far and wide, but she’d never find a better group of girls to get her through the horrors of high school!

 

 

Hosoda Double Feature: The Boy and the Beast & The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

HD Home Video Premiere  | Sunday, May 22nd | 11:00am | Rosemont Ballroom – Hyatt Regency O’Hare

 

 

The Boy and The Beast Synopsis:

The latest feature film from award-winning Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer WarsWolf Children): When Kyuta, a young orphan living on the streets of Shibuya, stumbles into a fantastic world of beasts, he’s taken in by Kumatetsu, a gruff, rough-around-the-edges warrior beast who’s been searching for the perfect apprentice. Despite their constant bickering, Kyuta and Kumatetsu begin training together and slowly form a bond as surrogate father and son. But when a deep darkness threatens to throw the human and beast worlds into chaos, the strong bond between this unlikely pair will be put to the ultimate test—a final showdown that will only be won if the two can finally work together using all of their combined strength and courage.

 

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time Synopsis:

After waking up late, flunking her pop quiz, embarrassing herself on numerous occasions, and starting a fire in her home economics class, high school student Makoto Konno figures she’s just having one of those days. And just when she thinks she’s made it through, the brakes on her bike malfunction putting her on a collision course with a speeding train. The life-ending accident would have been the perfect end to the worst day ever, but the strangest thing happens—she leaps backwards in time.

 

After unlocking her new ability, Makoto does what any teenager would do. She re-takes tests, corrects embarrassing situations, and sleeps in as late as she wants, never thinking that her carefree time traveling could have a negative effect on the people she cares about. By the time she realizes the damage she’s done, she only has a few leaps left to make things right.

 

 

See you there!

 

Conventions 2016 – On the Road to AniMinneapolis!

Get ready Minnesota, because the Funimation crew is bringing anime goodness to AniMinneapolis (say that five times fast)!  Join Tara and Tim this weekend for a huge line-up of events:
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PANELS

Funimation Industry Panel | Panel Room 1 | Friday, May 6 | 5:30pm – 6:45pm
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+) | Panel Room 1 | Friday, May 6 | 10:30pm – 12:30am
Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW. Join host Cookie Stratford (@CookieStratford) for some jiggly clips and trailers from some of the hottest Funimation titles. 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 | Panel Room 6 | Saturday, May 7 | 7:30pm – 8:45pm
Join Funimation staff as we take 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 and you could win a prize!

 

 

PREMIERES

Home Video Premiere: Blood Blockade Battlefront | Panel Room 1 | Friday, May 6 | 1:30pm – 3:15pm
Blood Blockade Battlefront centers around the crime fighting organization “Libra” and their battles in Hellsalem’s Lot, formerly known as New York City. Hellsalem’s Lot was created when a portal to the “Beyond” opened, becoming a paranormal melting pot of monsters, magic and the everyday mundane life, and it is up to Libra to clear the streets of trouble and prevent the horrors of this city from spreading to the outside world.


 

English Dub Premiere: Selector Spread Wixoss | Panel Room 1 | Saturday, May 7 | 12:00pm – 1:45am
WIXOSS is a popular trading card game in which players battle against each other with fighters known as LRIGs, using cards to support them. Certain LRIGs are able to communicate with their owners, and the girls chosen to wield them are known as “Selectors”. Selectors are given the chance to have any wish granted by winning battles against other Selectors, but should they lose three times, their wish will be reversed into a curse instead. The main series, selector infected WIXOSS, follows a girl named Ruko Kominato who becomes a Selector after receiving an LRIG that she names Tama. As she and various other Selectors battle it out for the sake of their wish, Ruko finds herself drawn into the dark sinister world of WIXOSS, discovering that win or lose, there is always a price to pay.


 

 

BOOTH SPECIALS

Come stop by our booth all weekend for awesome deals on new and classic titles, plus:

  • Free lanyard with purchase
  • Autographed gift with purchase of certain titles
  • Anime Pin Draw Promotion:
    - 1 pin for $75 you spend
    - 2 pins for $125 you spend
    - 3 pins for $175 you spend
    - 4 pins for $200 you spend

 

See you there!

 

Conventions 2016 – Making a Turn to Anime Detour

Funimation is making a right turn by going to Minnesota for Anime Detour! Tara (@paraparatara), Tim, and Godswill (@GeneralG23) aren’t going to make any wrong turns getting there as they’re bringing the deals, the panels, and the parties chicken nuggets!

 

Anime Detour Logo

 

 

PANELS

 

 

Funimation Industry | Friday, April 22nd | 6:30pm – 8:00pm | Panel Location: Bloomington Room

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+) | Friday, April 22nd | 9:30pm – 11:00pm | Panel Location: Edina Room

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 (@CookieStratford).  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, April 23rd | 12:00pm – 1:00pm | Panel Location: Edina Room

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!

 

 

DEALER’S BOOTH

 

 

Dealer’s Room Hours:

 

Friday VIP: 1pm, Public 2pm to 8pm
Saturday VIP 930am, Public 10am to 6pm
Sunday VIP 930am, Public 10am to 4pm

 

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.

 

 

PARTY

 

Since last year was such a blast, we’re hosting a party room with more anime, more good times, and of course, more chicken nuggets! Stay tuned to social media for information about the room and the times so that you can join us.

 

 

SCREENINGS

 

 

Black Butler: Book of CircusBlack Butler: Book of Circus Blu-ray

 

 

OVA Dub Premiere  | Saturday, April 23rd | 2:00pm -3:00pm | Room Atrium 7
 

 

 

Season Synopsis:

 

Ciel and the demon butler Sebastian are summoned by the Queen to investigate multiple reports of missing children. When their underworld contacts reveal the disappearances increase when the mysterious Noah’s Ark Circus comes to town the demonic duo must impress an enigmatic ringmaster in order to go undercover as performers-to Sebastian’s delight and Ciel’s disgust. At the core of the circus is a troupe of unique performers from Dagger the knife thrower to Beast, the beautiful tiger tamer. All are connected by someone who changed their lives, someone who raised them from the gutters of London to the heights of the big top—but at a price.

 

 

Gonna Be The Twin-Tail!! Blu-rayGonna Be The Twin-Tail!!

 

 

English Dub Premiere  | Saturday, April 23rd | 12:15pm -2:00pm | Room Atrium 7
 

 

 

Season Synopsis:

 

Soji Mitsuka is an ordinary high schooler with an extraordinary obsession. Twin tails are his fire, his air, his will to live! But when a mysterious woman from another world enlists his help to fight hideous monsters with various moe fetishes, Soji much transform into a powerful pigtailed…girl?

With the help of his childhood friend, the class president, and his endless devotion to pigtails, Soji and his crew form a twin-tailed threesome to take on the monsters who feed on the “attribute power” of humans. But Soji’s new pigtailed powers come with a price; his surging popularity as the new heroin in town makes the twin-tailed trend explode, giving the monsters ample attribute powers to feed upon!

 

Conventions 2016 – Aloha, Kawaii Kon!

We are gonna need some native Hawaiians teach us some more phrases because we are heading back to Hawaii again for Kawaii Kon! Please join our conventions manager, Tara (@paraparatara) for some special screenings and panels!

 

 

PANELS

 

Funimation Online | Friday, April 8th | 3:45pm – 4:45pm | Special Events: Room 311

Take a look at the latest in streaming anime on Funimation.com. Watch nearly endless episodes of your favorite series, both subbed and dubbed, via apps on PlayStation, Xbox, iOS, Android and more! Tweet using the hashtag #FunimationOnline for a chance to win prizes! 
 
 

Funimation Peep Show (18+) | Friday, April 8th | 8:30pm – 10:00pm | Main Events: Ballroom B

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 (@CookieStratford).  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, April 9th | 12:45pm – 1:45pm | Panel Room 2: Room 315

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, April 9th | 5:00pm – 6:30pm | Special Events: Room 311

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!
 

 

 

SCREENINGS

 

 

Laughing Under the Clouds

 

 

Home Video Premiere | Saturday, April 9th | 2:00pm | Video Rooms, Theater

 

 

Synopsis:

When swords were outlawed in the eleventh year of the Meiji era, the mighty samurai population began to dwindle. Those who rejected the ban on blades rebelled, causing violent unrest to erupt throughout the countryside. To combat the rise in criminal activity, an inescapable lake prison was constructed. Three young men, born of the Kumo line, were given the duty of delivering criminals to their place of confinement – but could there be more to their mission than meets the eye?

 

 

 

Yona of the Dawn

 

 

English Dub Premiere | Saturday, April 9th | 7:00pm | Video Rooms, Theater

 

 

Synopsis:

Upon her sixteenth birthday, the cheerful Princess Yona intended to tell her doting father of her love for Su-Won, but her life was turned upside down after witnessing the man she loves cruelly assassinating her father. Heartbroken by this painful betrayal, Princess Yona fled the palace with her loyal servant Hak. Now, she will take up the sword and the bow on a quest to gain new allies and protect her beloved people.

 

Conventions 2016 – Hopping To WonderCon, Sakura-Con, and Anime Boston

Funimation is going to have a busy time this Easter weekend as we’re out at THREE different conventions! Even though the crew is spread out, we plan to have a great time nonetheless. Make sure to welcome Justin, Lauren, and Alex in Sakura-Con; Scott in WonderCon; and Tara, Tim, and Godswill in Anime Boston!

 

 

Sakura-Con

 

 

PANELS

 

 

Funimation Favorites | Friday, March 25th | 8:00pm – 9:00pm | Panel Room 4C-2

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 X Wit Studio: Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign | Saturday, March 26th | 11:00am – 1:00pm | Panel Room 6C

Funimation joins forces with Wit Studio to bring a huge panel about one of our biggest titles, Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign. You definitely won’t want to miss the chance to see what’s in store from its creators!
 

Funimation Industry | Saturday, March 26th | 5:30pm – 7:00pm | Panel Room 4C-3

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!
 

 

SPECIAL EVENT

 

FunimationNow Sakura-Con Party – Presented by Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign (21+) | Friday, March 25th | 9:00pm – 12:00am | Neighbours Nightclub, 1509 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122

Kick-off Sakura-Con with Funimation at Neighbours Nightclub as we get turnt vampire style! Priority access, drink tickets, & gift bags for FunimationNow subscribers (While supplies last. Arrive early!) Don’t forget your ID as it is 21+. Register here: owl.li/ZLQWV
 

 

SCREENINGS

 

 

Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign

 

 

4 Episodes English Dubbed  | Friday, March 25th | 3:30pm – 4:45pm | Room 6C
 

 

 

Series Synopsis:

 

From Wit Studio, the creative force behind Attack on Titan, comes a brand-new action series—Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign! After a mysterious virus wipes out ninety percent of humanity, vampires emerge from the recesses of the earth to enslave mankind, treating them like livestock. After growing tired of donating blood in exchange for protection, 12-year-old Yuichiro Hyakuya and his best friend Mikaela Hyakuya plot an escape along with the other orphans. After being the only successful runaway, Yuichiro joins the Moon Demon Company, an extermination unit of the Japanese Imperial Demon Army dedicated to killing off vampires. A true shonen fan should not miss out on Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign!

 

 

 

Project Itoh: Empire of CorpsesFunimation X Wit Studio’s Empire of the Corpses Sneak Peek Screening

 

 

25-minute Subbed Sneak Peek  | Sunday, March 27th | 2:30pm – 3:30pm | Room 6C
 

 

 

Movie Synopsis:

From the studio that produced Attack on Titan comes a captivating historical action thriller based on a Phillip K. Dick Award winning novel by Project Itoh. In an alternate version of 19th century London, the world has been revolutionized by “corpse reanimation technology” creating armies of undead who serve the living as laborers across the globe.

In an attempt to revive his dearly departed friend, young medical student John Watson becomes obsessed with replicating the work of Dr. Victor Frankenstein—the legendary corpse engineer whose research produced the only re-animated corpse to possess a soul. But when his illegal experiments put him at odds with the British government, Watson is drafted into a worldwide race to find the lost research notes of Victor Frankenstein before the secrets of the human soul fall into the wrong hands.

 

 

AUTOGRAPHS

 

 

Wit Studio | Saturday, March 26th | 2:00pm – 3:00pm | Room 4B

Adam Dahlberg (Sky Does Minecraft)/Kyotaro in Tokyo ESP | Saturday, March 26th | 3:00pm – 4:00pm | Funimation Booth

Wit Studio | Sunday, March 27th | 1:00pm – 2:00pm | Room 6C

 

 

DEALER’S BOOTH

 

 

Location: 314

 

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!

 

 

Anime Boston

 

 

 

PANELS

 

 

Funimation Favorites | Friday, March 25th | 2:00pm – 3:00pm | Panel Room: Grand

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 Online | Saturday, March 26th | 2:30pm – 3:30pm | Panel Room: Grand
Take a look at the latest in streaming anime on Funimation.com. Watch nearly endless episodes of your favorite series, both subbed and dubbed, via apps on PlayStation, Xbox, iOS, Android and more! Tweet using the hashtag #FunimationOnline for a chance to win prizes! 

 

Funimation Industry | Saturday, March 26th | 5:00pm – 6:30pm | Panel Room: Hall D

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, March 26th | 9:30pm – 11:00pm | Panel Room: Grand

Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW. Watch jiggly clips and trailers from some of the hottest Funimation titles with hosts Cookie Stratford (@CookieStratford) and Sunny Westview.  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!)
 

 

 

SCREENINGS

 

 

GARO THE ANIMATION

 

 

English Dub Premiere | Friday, March 25th | 5:30pm | Panel Room: Grand
 

 

 

Series Synopsis:

 

The King’s close advisor implemented a large-scale witch-hunt. The tragic victims of this hunt were not witches, however, but Makai Knights and Makai Priests. One Makai Priestess gave birth to a child while being burned at the stake. That child carried the bloodlines of the Golden Knight. Although he was saved by his father, a Makai Knight himself, the newborn, León Luís, suffered greatly from the unjust death of his mother. And so he vowed to learn the ways of a Makai Knight from his father, Germán Luís, and use his training to seek revenge. During his battles against the demons known as “Horrors,” León must gradually approach reality and accept the truth.

 

Meanwhile, the powerful former adviser to the King, Mendoza, banished Prince Alfonso and his mother while the king was bedridden. Eager to reclaim his kingdom and save his people, Alfonso embarks on a quest to find the legendary Knight – but destiny holds a twist of fate in store for him.

 

Together, León and Alfonso begin long and difficult journey filled with many hardships.

 

 

DEALER’S BOOTH

 

 

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!

 

 

 

WonderCon

 

 

DEALER’S BOOTH

 

Location: 1647

 

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!

 

Conventions 2016: C2E2 + SXSW = Anime Fun

 

We couldn’t get enough of Austin, TX or the midwest, so we’re heading back again this weekend for C2E2 and SXSW Gaming!  Whether you’re in cool Chicago or sunny Texas, it’s going to be an eventful few days! See what the Funimation crew has in store!

 

 

 

Join Tara, Tim, Karrie, Scott, and Alex in Chicago for:

 

Funimation Favorites Panel | Friday, March 18 | 4:00 – 5:00pm | Room S404

Join Funimation staff as we take 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 and you could win a prize!

 

Funimation Industry Panel | Saturday, March 19 | 5:30 – 6:30pm | Room S402

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!

 

Dealer’s Room

Visit us at Booth #509 for our sales booth with the following promotions:

 

Pins Available with purchase! Levels are:

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

Collectible bags and lanyards are free with every purchase. Autographed items are also available with certain purchases, just ask a Funimation team member for more info!

Like even more free stuff?  Stop by our OTHER booth #416 and get a free poster from The Boy and the Beast or other goodie when you sign up for our email list.

 

 Plus, take a load off at the FunimationNow Bar in the Hyatt all weekend-long!

 

 

 

Join Justin R, Josh, Lauren, Justin C, Jenn, Chad, and Zach over in Austin for:

SXSW Gaming

Funimation: World of Dubbing | Thursday, March 17 | 6:30 – 7:15pm | Austin Convention Center , Ballroom C, 531 E 4th St

Funimation famously releases the most broadcast dubs in the United States and Canada, and does so in record time. Follow the process of how a broadcast dub is born; from receiving Japanese materials, to translation, in house voice acting, producing, editing, and releasing a broadcast dub, the fascinating process has to run like a finely tuned machine.

Hosts: Josh Kocurek (Exec. Producer of Dubbletalk), Justin Cook (Dir. of Production), Justin Rojas (Host of Dubbletalk), Lauren Moore (Host of Dubbletalk), Zach Bolton (Dir/Producer)

 

Dubbletalk LIVE! | Saturday, March 19 | 1:15 – 2:00pm  | Twitch MainStage - Austin Convention Center , Exhibit Halls 1 & 2, 531 E 4th St

It’s loud. It’s live. It’s anime. Join hosts Justin Rojas, Lauren Moore, and Chad James as they take Funimation’s weekly live show, Dubbletalk, out of the studio and over to the live audience of Twitch.tv’s Mainstage.  Catch it in person, or on Twitch, as the crew talks about one of the latest anime movies to hit theaters: Mamoru Hosoda’s The Boy and the Beast.

 

See you there!

Conventions 2016 – Keepin’ it weird in Austin for SXSW!

Funimation is returning to SXSW March 11th – 13th. Join us along with Legendary Digital Networks’ Nerdist, Geek & Sundry, and Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls for an action-packed, saloon-themed weekend at the fully-transformed Banger’s Sausage House and Beer Garden!

 

Stop by the FunimationNow tent and register to win a PS4 or an Xbox One! Plus, download the new FunimationNow app and receive a limited edition FunimationNow water bottle.  Already a subscriber ? Show us your membership and receive a free water bottle!

 

All events will be free to the public, and a SXSW badge is not required.

 

Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden
79 Rainey St
Austin, TX 78701

www.bangersaustin.com

 

Conventions 2016 – Marching in to Anime Milwaukee & Naka Kon!

We’re starting this month with a convention double-hitter! Next weekend, you can catch Lauren and Tim at Anime Milwaukee, or say hi to Justin and Godswill at Naka-Kon! Our teams are bringing panels, pins, premieres (and more!) so you won’t want to miss out. There’s lots going on with Funimation at each convention, so let’s take a look!

 

First up…

 Panels

Funimation Favorites | Friday, March 11th | 7:00pm – 8:00pm | Panel 2 (Room 201CD)
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 Panel | Saturday, March 12th | 8:00pm – 9:30pm | Panel 1 (Room 201AB)
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 Online | Sunday, March 13th | 12:30pm – 1:30pm | Panel 1 (201AB)
Take a look at the latest in streaming anime on Funimation.com. Watch nearly endless episodes of your favorite series, both subbed and dubbed, via apps on PlayStation, Xbox, iOS, Android and more! Tweet using the hashtag #FunimationOnline for a chance to win prizes! 

 

 

Funimation Booth

In addition to sweet savings that can be found at the booth we’re bringing in the Lucky Pin Draw! Spend a certain amount at the booth and 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! Stop by and see Lauren & Tim for awesome deals and recommendations!  Plus we’ll be bringing autographed gifts with purchase — just ask the Funimation booth staff for details!

 

 

 

Premieres

Rage of Bahamut | Saturday, March 12th | 5:00pm – 6:00pm | Room 201AB

Two thousand years ago, the black-and-silver-winged dragon, Bahamut, terrorized the magical land of Mistarcia. The humans, god, and demons that inhabited the land united forces against the fiend and sealed its power into a key which was split in two, one half protected by gods and the other protected by demons. Now, Mistarcia is a peaceful realm – until a human woman steals the god’s half of the key. Based on the immensely popular digital card game, Rage of Bahamut: Genesis is an exciting blend of action and fantasy.

 

Black Butler Book of Circus | Saturday, March 12th | 7:00pm – 8:00pm | Panel 1 (201AB)

Ciel and the demon butler Sebastian are summoned by the Queen to investigate multiple reports of missing children. When their underworld contacts reveal the disappearances increase when the mysterious Noah’s Ark Circus comes to town the demonic duo must impress an enigmatic ringmaster in order to go undercover as performers-to Sebastian’s delight and Ciel’s disgust. At the core of the circus is a troupe of unique performers from Dagger the knife thrower to Beast, the beautiful tiger tamer. All are connected by someone who changed their lives, someone who raised them from the gutters of London to the heights of the big top—but at a price.

 

 

 

Next we have…

 

 

 

Panels

Funimation Online | Friday, March 11th | 7:30pm – 8:30pm | Sheraton Hotel Cottonwood 3
Take a look at the latest in streaming anime on Funimation.com. Watch nearly endless episodes of your favorite series, both subbed and dubbed, via apps on PlayStation, Xbox, iOS, Android and more! Tweet using the hashtag #FunimationOnline for a chance to win prizes!

 

Funimation Peep Show | Friday, March 11th | 10:30pm – midnight | Sheraton Hotel Cottonwood 3
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 Herbie Housely (@HerbieHousely).  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, March 12th | 10:00am – 11:00am | Sheraton Hotel Leatherwood 1
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 Panel | Saturday, March 12th | 3:30pm – 5:00pm | Sheraton Hotel Leatherwood 1
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 Booth

(Located in Overland Park Convention Center Exhibit Hall B) 
 

Visit Justin and Godswill at the Funimation booth all weekend long for some great deals on your favorite new and classic anime!

Vendor Room hours:

  • Friday Mar 11 | Kon Supporters & VIPs: 2:30pm – 4pm | All Attendees: 4pm – 8pm
  • Saturday Mar 12 | Kon Supporters & VIPs: 9:30am – 10am | All Attendees: 10am – 6pm
  • Sunday Mar 13 | Kon Supporters & VIPs: 9:30am – 10am | All Attendees: 10am – 4pm

 

 

We’re also bringing the Lucky Pin Draw to Naka-Kon! Spend a certain amount at the booth and 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! Plus we’ll be bringing autographed gifts with purchase — just ask the Funimation booth staff for details!

 

Premieres & Screenings

Friday March 11th |  Courtyard by Marriott Room A

  • 5:30pm –  Rage of Bahamut (Naka-Kon Dub Premiere!)

 

Saturday March 12th | Courtyard by Marriott Room A

  • 12:30pm –  Black Butler: Book of Circus (Naka-Kon Dub Premiere!)
  • 6:00pm  - Rage of Bahamut

 

Sunday March 13th | Courtyard by Marriott Room B
  • 11:30am –  Black Butler: Book of Circus

 

 

See you there!

Conventions 2016 – Warming Up at Anime Matsuri Houston

 

We’re heading down south to the warmer weathers of Houston to take part in the 10th anniversary of Anime Matsuri Houston. We’re bringing the booth deals, we’re bringing the fun panels, and we’re bringing the English Dub premieres, and even more! Be sure to give Justin, Tara, Tim, and Godswill your southern hospitality as they bring all of the fun!

 

 

PANELS

 

 

Funimation Favorites | Friday, February 26th | 7:00pm – 8:00pm | Panel Room 5 (370A-F)

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 (18+) | Friday, February 26th | 12:00am – 1:30am | Panel Room 3 (Grand Ballroom C)

Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW. Watch jiggly clips and trailers from some of the hottest Funimation titles with hosts Herbie Housely (@HerbieHousely) and Cookie Stratford (@CookieStratford).  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 | Saturday, February 27th | 10:00am – 11:30am | Panel Room 1 (Grand Ballroom 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!
 
 
 

 

DEALER’S BOOTH

 

 

Dealer Booth Hours:

 

Friday | 11:30am – 7:00pm

Saturday | 9:30am – 7:00pm

Sunday | 9:30am – 4:00pm

 

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!

 

In the dealers hall adjacent to the Funimation Booth will be a streaming theater that will be showing all Funimation Content all weekend.  Check your schedule for screening showtimes.

 

 

 

 

SCREENINGS

 

 

Rage of Bahamut: Genesis

 

 

English Dub Premiere | Check Schedule for Details
 

 

 

Series Synopsis:

 

Two thousand years ago, the black-and-silver-winged dragon, Bahamut, terrorized the magical land of Mistarcia. The humans, god, and demons that inhabited the land united forces against the fiend and sealed its power into a key which was split in two, one half protected by gods and the other protected by demons. Now, Mistarcia is a peaceful realm – until a human woman steals the god’s half of the key. Based on the immensely popular digital card game, Rage of Bahamut: Genesis is an exciting blend of action and fantasy.

 

 

Conventions 2016 – Feeling the Love at Katsucon 2016

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This Valentine’s Day weekend, Justin, Tim, and Tara are heading to Maryland for Katsucon and they’re bringing the love with some tasty panels and booth deals! Check out the details below for what we have planned for this weekend:

 

 

 

PANELS

 

 

Funimation Favorites | Friday, February 12th | 6:15pm – 7:15pm | Panel Room: Live 5

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 (18+) | Friday, February 12th | 10:00pm – 11:30pm | Panel Room: Live 2

Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW. Watch jiggly clips and trailers from some of the hottest Funimation titles with hosts Herbie Housely (@HerbieHousely) and Cookie Stratford (@CookieStratford).  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 Online Panel | Saturday, February 13th | 5:00pm – 6:00pm | Panel Room: Live 5
Take a look at the latest in streaming anime on Funimation.com. Watch nearly endless episodes of your favorite series, both subbed and dubbed, via apps on PlayStation, Xbox, iOS, Android and more! Tweet using the hashtag #FunimationOnline for a chance to win prizes!
 

 

Funimation Industry Panel | Saturday, February 13th | 7:00pm – 8:30pm | Panel Room: Live 2

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!
 
 
 

 

 

FunimationNow LOUNGE

 

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FunimationNow Lounge | ALL WEEKEND | Room: National Harbor 11

All weekend, you’ll have the opportunity to rest yourself at the FunimationNow Lounge! You’ll be able to charge your phones, watch shows and particular screenings, and even demo the Funimation apps on the PS4, XboxOne, and the Roku. 

 

 

 

DEALER’S BOOTH

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