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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

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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.

 

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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 

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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.

 

 

 

Spend Halloween with FUNimation at Comikaze

comikaze logoFUNimation is heading back to Los Angeles next week for Comikaze! Come out and hang with us as we hob nob with Stan Lee and Elvira this Halloween weekend. See below for information about our booth promotions and panel times.

 

Booth promotions:

 

Stop by the FUNimation booth to get all your anime needs. We’ll be giving away a FUNimation lanyard with every purchase–while supplies last! So, get there early for the best selection.

 

FUNimation Panels:

 

FUNimation Previews – Saturday at 3pm, Room 402AB

Come see extended clips and trailers for some of the hottest anime series from FUNimation!

 

FUNimation Industry Panel – Sunday at 1pm, Room 402AB

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

 

*Please note that panel times are subject to change. Check your programs for the most up to date information.

 

SPECIAL DEAL: Enter the code KAWAII10 to get 10% off your show ticket! Click here to get tickets now.

 

It’s going to be a spooky good time! Hope to see you there!

 

 

Release Dates for .hack//SIGN, .hack//Legend of the Twilight, .hack//Roots, and .hack//G.U. Trilogy

Just announced at New York Comic Con, we have release dates for the .hack franchise! In addition, Nekocon will be screening the first episodes of .hack//SIGN, .hack//Legend of the Twilight, and .hack//Roots at their convention this year.

 

Nekocon is located in Hampton Roads, VA and will take place on November 7th – 9th this year. Click here for more about the convention.

 

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.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.

 

Tsukasa awakens inside The World, an immense online RPG filled with monsters, magic, and mayhem. When he discovers he’s unable to log out of this mysterious game, he joins forces with a colorful group of characters and begins a desperate quest to find his way back to real life.

 

Releasing on DVD on February 24th, 2015

 

 

 

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Twins Rena and Shugo endured a painful separation after their parents’ divorce. When they both win avatars in a contest, they reunite in The World as BlackRose and Kite. After a frightening encounter leaves Rena in a coma, Shugo must unlock the secrets of the Twilight Bracelet and rescue his sister before it’s too late!

 

Releasing on DVD April 7th, 2015

 

 

 

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In the newest version of the massive online RPG know as “The World,” Haseo and his guild mates search for a legendary item called the Key of the Twilight—but they’re not the only ones looking for it. When a rival guild faces off against Haseo and his teammates, the conflict has deep repercussions both inside and outside the game, and threatens to leave the players forever changed.

 

Releasing on DVD on May 19th, 2015

 

 

 

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Join Haseo on his quest to track down Tri-Edge, the devious PK responsible for leaving one of his closest friends in a coma. Along the way he meets Atoli, a gentle girl who takes an interest in him despite his chilly demeanor. Together, Haseo and Atoli will attempt to survive long enough to decipher the riddle of the entities known as AIDAs – and save their fellow gamers from permanent sleep!

 

Releasing on DVD on June 30th, 2015. This release will be English subtitle-only.

 

*Please note that release dates are subject to change.

 

 

 

 

GIANT APE MEDIA WELCOMES CAST OF STREET FIGHTER: ASSASSIN’S FIST TO NEW YORK COMIC CON

street fighter(Flower Mound, TX) – To celebrate the release of Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist , actors from the film Joey Ansah, Mike Koh, Gaku Space and Akira Koieyma will attend the New York Comic Con October 11th-12th.

 

The cast will appear on the official Twitch livestream at the Twitch booth on Saturday October 11 from 3-3:30pm, followed by an autograph signing at Capcom’s Booth from 5:00pm-6:00pm.

 

On Sunday October 12th a Panel of Street Fighter experts share the latest news on the greatest fighting game franchise in the world! Find out about the latest updates for Ultra Street Fighter IV and how you can earn big money and everlasting fame by competing in the Capcom Pro Tour culminating in the Capcup Finals in December. Special Guest Joey Ansah – Writer, Director and Actor – of the smash hit Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist web series makes an exclusive appearance to share behind-the-scenes details of making the excellent film, share a sneak peek at Giant Ape Media’s upcoming Blu-Ray/DVD release as well as answer Q&A. (Room 1A10)

 

An additional autograph signing will be held at FUNimation/Giant Ape Meida Booth #1520, on Sunday from 3:30pm – 4:30pm.

 

Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist, available on Blu-ray and DVD on October 28th.

 

Can’t make it out to New York Comic Con? Watch the live streams via http://twitch.tv/twitch

 

About Giant Ape Media

Giant Ape Media, established in 2011, is a film division of Group 1200 Media, one of the nation’s leading independent home video entertainment companies. It specializes in the distribution of independent and live action films as well as non-English-language films. In 2012, Giant Ape Media launched with the release of the Canadian supernatural crime drama TV series, Lost Girl. Giant Ape Media is currently focusing efforts on acquisition and distribution of original titles and other new intellectual properties.

FUNimation Heading to the Big Apple!

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We’re heading to the Big Apple this weekend for New York Comic Con! This weekend is going to be all about Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods and Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist. If you’re planning on joining us for this awesome good time check out the event schedule below!

 

Panels:

 

FUNimation Industry Panel – Saturday at 12:00pm – Room 1A21

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

 

dbz bog box artAutographs:

 

Looking to get your Dragon Ball Z fix? In celebration of the release of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods on Blu-ray and DVD, Sean Schemmel (voice of Goku) and Chris Sabat (voice of Vegeta, Piccolo, etc) will be at the FUNimation booth (#1520) on Friday and Saturday from 3:30 – 4:30pm signing autographs.

 

Big into video games? Stop by our booth (#1520) on Sunday from 3:30pm – 4:30pm. The cast of Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist will be there signing autographs.

 

 

Booth promotions:

 

Stop by our booth (#1520) for all your anime and live action needs. We’ve got Dragon Ball Z, Attack on Titan, Lost Girl, and more! While supplies last, every purchase will also come with a FREE FUNimation lanyard. Shop early before they’re all gone!

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Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods at New York Comic Con!

Bring Home the Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Extended Edition, Now Available on Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack with
20 Minutes of Never-Before-Seen-Footage!

 

To Celebrate the Release, Two of the Movies’ Voice Actors Will Appear at New York Comic Con October 10th- 11th

 

Voices of Goku (Sean Schemmel) and Vegeta (Chris Sabat)
will be at Booth # 1520 Oct 10th & 11th

 

dbz bog box artFlower Mound, TX – The Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods momentum continues! Following the highly successful theatrical release in August, the movie releases today, Oct 7th, on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD! Fans can relive the epic theatrical event with the Extended Edition Blu-ray Combo pack, which features 20 mins of never-before-seen footage. It also includes the theatrical version of the film, as well as 30 minutes of extra features, both of which are not available on the standard DVD version.

 

You don’t want to miss this! IGN noted the movie has “some of the most exhilarating fight scenes I’ve ever seen.” Fans love the stunning animation, epic new villains, action, and comedy of the film. They called the English dub “phenomenal”.

 

To celebrate the release, two of the starring voice actors from the Dragon Ball Z franchise, Sean Schemmel and Chris Sabat, will attend the New York Comic Con October 10th-11th.

 

In addition to signing autographs for the fans at FUNimation’s Booth #1520, on Friday and Saturday from 3:30pm – 4:30pm, the adored actors will appear on the official Twitch livestream at the Twitch booth on Friday October 10 from 12-1pm.

 

Sean Schemmel plays the voice character of GOKU in the Dragon Ball megaseries as well as voices in Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Lupin III and Ah! My Goddess. Schemmel is also an ADR director and screenwriter and has provided voices for a number of English versions of Japanese anime, television series, and video games.

 

Chris Sabat has a multitude of skills including screenwriter, ADR director but for Dragon Ball Z, plays the voices of: VEGETA, PICCOLO, SHENRON, YAMCHA, BUBBLES and more. He also appears in Ghost in the Shell: Arise, Samurai 7, Fullmetal Alchemist and has video game roles in AEon Flux, BloodRayne 2 and The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct!

 

Both men have years of experience creating amazing anime works and have a lot stories to share about the creativity that goes behind making the incredibly popular Dragon Ball Z franchise.

 

Be sure to check out the Twitch event on Friday, October 10 from 12-1pm. Watch it live at www.twitch.tv/nycc. And don’t miss out on owning the first Dragon Ball Z feature film in 17 years!

 

Go to www.dragonballz.com to order online or find the retail location nearest you.

 

About FUNimation® Entertainment
FUNimation® Entertainment is the leading anime company in North America. FUNimation has a proven formula for launching and advancing brands. They manage a full spectrum of rights for most of their brands including broadcasting, licensing, production, internet, and home video sales and distribution. For more information about FUNimation Entertainment and its brands, visit www.funimation.com or FUNimation Channel.

Soul Eater Not! Home Video Rights

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We are pleased to announce that we have acquired the Blu-ray and DVD rights for Soul Eater Not! The series is expected to release in summer 2015, and it will include an English dub track.

 

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Get ready to meet the newest class at Death Weapon Meister Academy! Tsugumi Harudori and her outrageous friends make up the NOT class at this stylish school dedicated to training living, breathing weapons and uniting them with the Meisters who’ll wield them! Soul Eater fanatics will be psyched to meet these epic new characters – and catch up with all their favorites from the original series. Don’t miss a minute of the adventure as Tsugumi and her pals weave their own exciting tale of deadly life at DWMA!

 

The series is currently available for streaming on funimation.com/soul-eater-not.

FUNimation at Anime Weekend Atlanta

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FUNimation is heading to Anime Weekend Atlanta! We’ve got premieres, panels, and loads of awesome stuff at our booth. Here’s what you need to know to make sure your weekend is absolutely peachy!

 

FUNimation Panels:

 

FUNimation Peep Show (18+) – Grand Ballroom – Friday 11:00pm

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.

 

FUNimation Previews – Grand Ballroom – Saturday 3:00 pm

Come see extended clips and trailers for some of the hottest anime series from FUNimation!

 

FUNimation Industry Panel – Williams AB – Saturday 5:00pm

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

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