The convention train just keeps on rolling! We’re fresh off of the ScrewAttack Gaming Convention, and now we’re heading off to San Japan in San Antonio, TX! Take a look below for all info about our panels and booth promotions.
FUNimation Industry Panel – 7pm in Room 103
From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news and information from North America’s largest anime distributor
From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, come hear the latest news and information from the leading anime company in North America.
Come by the booth for some fabulous deals on the hottest anime titles! For every purchase at our booth you’ll receive a free FUNimation lanyard. Stay tuned to our social media channels for opportunities to win some prizes throughout the weekend!
Here’s the English cast for BAYONETTA: Bloody Fate! Did you catch the English Dub Sneak Peek a Anime Expo this weekend?
CHARACTER – ACTOR
BAYONETTA – Hellena Taylor
JEANNE – Grey DeLisle
LUKA – Yuri Lowenthal
BALDER – Grant Albrecht
RODIN – Dave Fennoy
ENZO – John Kassir
NARRATOR – Richard Epcar
The cutting-edge studio behind Afro Samurai brings to life the sexy, stylish, and undeniably-badass video game vixen that prowls the shadows of your wildest dreams.
Based on the best-selling franchise, this pulse-pounding feature length anime shows you a side of Bayonetta you’ve never seen before! Twenty years after her awakening, the hottest witch in gaming history is still searching for clues that could help unravel the mysteries of her dark past. Aided in her quest by the clandestine weapon smith Rodin – and his deadly creations: Scarborough Fair – Bayonetta continues to leave a trail of angel corpses in her irresistible wake. Her search for answers leads to encounters with a mysterious – and eerily familiar – little girl, a vengeance-obsessed journalist, and a deadly white-haired beauty that seems to know more about Bayonetta than the witch herself. Fans of the franchise won’t want to miss this chance to see their favorite fantasy come to life in a killer flick packed with mind-blowing action and scandalous scenes of seduction!
Fresh from the FUNimation Industry panel, we have some additional simulcasts and acquisitions for you! Check out more information below.
First up, we have picked up simulcast and home video rights for the PSYCHO-PASS Extended Edition, and it will be joining our summer 2014 season. The first episode will launch on Thursday 7/10 at 12:40pm CT and will stream weekly on Thursdays at 12:20pm CT on funimation.com/psycho-pass.
The Extended Edition of this sci-fi thriller features all new footage that takes you deeper into a world where justice is dispensed from the barrel of a gun. In the future, Detectives work in teams made up of Enforcers and Inspectors. Enforcers take out the bad guys, and Inspectors make sure their partners don’t cross the line. The equalizer in the war on thugs is the Dominator, a weapon that can tell when citizens are about to turn criminal.
But that’s not all! We’ve also picked up the simulcast and home video rights for PSYCHO-PASS 2. Season 2 will begin streaming this fall.
Don’t miss this mind-blowing continuation of the futuristic sci-fi series set in a world where the cops can read your mind – and justice is dispensed from the barrel of a gun!
But there’s more! We’ve also picked up the home video rights to the PSYCHO-PASS MOVIE! Now you can be assured of owning the entire franchise on home video! Release date TBD.
Psycho-Pass, the fan-favorite, futuristic sci-fi anime is now a feature length film! Stay tuned for updates on the upcoming release of this epic motion picture!
Not only that, but A Certain Magical Index II, Part One will be released on Blu-ray/DVD Combo this October. Part Two and the movie, The Miracle of Endymion, will be releasing in late fall/early winter respectively.
We know that this has been something that Raildex fans have asked for for a long time, and we’re thrilled that we can finally make this happen! So, are you excited to get the franchise in HD?
HAL releases on BD/DVD Combo on 9/2. We’re giving you a little sneak peek and showing you the first 7 minutes of the movie!
Kurumi’s heart was broken by the sudden death of her boyfriend in a tragic airplane accident. Forced to carry on without her beloved Hal, she fell into a reclusive and joyless existence. Kurumi had given up on the world, but a brilliant scientist devised a plan to win her back. By melding futuristic technology with the binary equivalent of human emotion, they created an ultra-lifelike robotic surrogate to take Hal’s place – and lure Kurumi from her shroud of solitude. Resistant at first, this shattered beauty slowly yielded to her feelings of longing – and took comfort in the company of a robot. Though their unique bond grew stronger with each passing day, Kurumi and Hal would soon discover that nothing about their artificial love story was quite as it seemed.
So, what did you think? If you like what you see be sure to place your pre-orders now by clicking here!
If you’re at Anime Expo this weekend, be sure to come to the HAL English Dub Premiere on Saturday at 6:30 pm in Video 1.
FUNimation is heading west to Los Angeles for Anime Expo 2014! We’ve got a TON in store for you, so let’s get started with our panel and premiere schedule:
FUNimation Guide to AX 2014 – Thursday at 3:45 pm in LP3
FUNimation Preview Panel – Friday at 11:15 am in LP3
FUNimation Presents: Tokyo Ghoul – Friday at 6:00 pm in Video 4
Terror in Resonance World Premiere Event – Saturday at 1:30pm in Video 1 and Video 4
FUNimation Presents Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods – Saturday at 4pm in LP2
FUNimation Industry Panel – Saturday at 5:30pm in LP1
HAL English Dub Premiere with Q&A – Saturday at 6:30pm in Video 1
BAYONETTA: Bloody Fate Movie Preview and Q&A with Director Fuminori Kizaki – Saturday at 8:15pm in Video 1
On top of all that, we’ve got some promotions at our booth that you won’t want to miss! Come on by and pick up some of our newest releases! We have a bunch of gift-with-purchases, autographed items, and we are bringing the super popular Lucky Draw, which has more goodies and is better than ever!
Spend $75: Receive a FUNimation Lanyard
Spend $125: Receive a FUNimation Lanyard and a middle tier prize
Spend $200: Receive ALL of the goodies from the $125 tier and a top tier prize!
Flower Mound, TX – (06/07/14) – FUNimation Entertainment® announced today that it has acquired the simulcast and home video rights to the complete anime series, Tokyo Ghoul. Based on the manga series by Sui Ishida from Studio Pierrot – the studio that brought you Bleach and Yu Yu Hakusho – the series is directed by Shuhei Morita who received an Oscar-nomination at the 86th Academy Awards for his short film, Possessions.
The title will simulcast in July on FUNimation.com.
In modern day Tokyo, society lives in fear of Ghouls: mysterious creatures that look exactly like humans, yet hunger insatiably for their flesh. None of this matters to Ken Kaneki, a bookish and ordinary young man, until a dark and violent encounter turns him into the first ever Ghoul-human half-breed. Trapped between two worlds, Ken must survive the violent conflicts of warring Ghoul factions while attempting to learn more about Ghoul society, his newfound powers, and the fine line between man and monster.
The Japanese Voice Cast includes Natsuki Hanae as Ken Kaneki (also known for Shouma Amaku, Daimidaler), Sora Amamiya as Touka Kirishima (also known for Honoka Mitsui, The Irregular at Magic High School), Kana Hanazawa as Rize Kamishiro (also known for Akane Tsunemori, Psycho-Pass and Shiro, Deadman Wonderland), Mamoru Miyano as Shu Tsukiyama (also known for Light Yagami, Death Note and Okabe Rintarou, Steins;Gate), and Katsuyuki Konishi as Kotaro Amon (also known for Kamina, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann).
About FUNimation® Entertainment:
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Do you have what it takes to win over the ladies of Date A Live? Inspired by the anime, FUNimation will be hosting an interactive dating game at A-kon this weekend (Friday, June 6th @ 1:45pm in Peacock Terrace) where you can test your wits against our panel of romance experts! You can even play along via Twitter! (see details below) However, before we can begin the game, we need a little help from you!
Here are three questions we’ll be asking during the game. We need you to come up with multiple choice answers for each of these questions. If we pick your answer we’ll send you an autographed Date A Live DVD wrap signed by members from the cast! Many will play, but only 9 will win. Click here for complete contest rules.
Here are your questions:
Question 1: Your friend has set you up on a blind date. Where do you suggest the two of you meet?
Question 2: Throughout dinner your date has seemed bored and disinterested. What do you say to liven up the conversation?
Question 3: You are picking your date up at her house. While she goes to get her jacket her dad walks in. What do you do?
Submit your answers in the comments below, or email us at [email protected]. You have until Wednesday, June 4th to enter.
HOW TO PLAY ALONG VIA TWITTER DURING THE PANEL
The Date A Live – Dating Game Panel will take place this Friday at 1:45pm. If you can’t make it to the actual panel, we encourage you to play along at home. There are even some prizes included for you! Here’s what you have to do to win.
3. As the game progresses on the day of the event, we will be posting the questions and answer options via @FUNimation‘s Twitter Account. Tweet @FUNimation using the hashtag #DateALive with the “Round” number, “Question” number, your answer choice, and this URL: http://funi.to/1p0UWY1 in the following format: “R1Q2, B, http://funi.to/1p0UWY1”
- First completed tweet for each “Question” will count as a valid entry.
4.At the end of each “Question”, we will post responses from each “Date” for you to keep score at home.
FUNimation will be heading to A-Kon 25 this weekend, right in our hometown of Dallas! We’ll have a booth and panels galore. Just take a look below for all the information you’ll need to get the most out of your convention experience!
Friday, June 6th
Date A Live – Dating Game! – 1:45pm in Peacock Terrace (West Wing 1)
Do you have what it takes to win over the ladies from Date A Live? Inspired by the anime, FUNimation hosts this interactive dating game where you test your wits against our panel of romance experts. Meet voice actresses of characters from the show, and maybe win some fabulous prizes along the way! Audience participation encouraged.