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FUNimation heads north to Canada!

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Our Conventions Manager, Tara, is heading to the Great White North for OtakuThon this weekend to represent FUNimation! This will be our first Canadian convention this year, and we’re looking forward to seeing all our fans in Montreal. Here’s what you can look forward to.

 

FUNimation Panels:

 

FUNimation Previews Panel – Friday at 6pm in Panel 6

Come see some extended clips and trailers for some of the hottest new shows available from FUNimation!

 

FUNimation Industry Panel – Sunday at 1pm in Panel 8

From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, FUNimation’s got you covered! Hear the latest news and updates from the anime industry leader.

 

In addition to our panels, FUNimation will be screening the Canadian premieres of the English dubs for One Piece Film Z and A Certain Magical Index II. Be sure to check your programs for times and information.

 

We’ll also have a booth in the Dealer’s Room, so be sure to stop by to satisfy all your anime needs!

 

FUNimation at AnimeFest in Dallas!

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FUNimation will be heading to AnimeFest this weekend at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel. We’re thrilled to be attending this 4-day convention, and it’s right in our backyard! To celebrate our last Texas convention of the year, we’ll be giving away a FREE FUNimation lanyard at our booth with every purchase.

 

We’ll also have our exclusive Attack on Titan T-shirts available. Supplies are extremely limited, and these will be heavily discounted all weekend. So, if you’ve been looking to score one of these, be sure to stop by the booth.

 

Be sure to also attend our Industry Panel this Saturday at 11am! We’ll be talking about the latest news and information from FUNimation, and we’ll even be giving out some nifty prizes. Hope to see you there!

 

 

 

Home Video Announcements from Otakon

プリントJust announced at the FUNimation Industry Panel at Otakon, see below for a list of the latest home video acquisitions.

 

FUNimation has acquired the home video distribution rights for D-Frag!

 

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Based on the manga released by Seven Seas.

 

Kenji likes to think that he and his gang of friends are the bad boys of their school. That is, until he meets the four insane girls of a game making club whose personalities are all super weird (and a little on the violent side). When Kenji’s forced to join their little group, his life quickly takes a turn for the outrageous.

 

Click here to watch episodes of the series available for streaming on funimation.com/d-frag.

 

 

blazblueBased on the hit fighting game series, FUNimation has picked up home video distribution rights for BlazBlue: Alter Memory!

 

synopsis:

 

Long ago, the world was saved from a monstrous creature known as the Black Beast by a group of heroes wielding a powerful combination of magic and science. Now, a rebel named Ragna the Bloodedge–who happens to be the most wanted man on the planet–finds himself in the middle of a mysterious plot that’s somehow connected to the Black Beast’s resurrection and the possible end of the world.

 

Episodes of BlazBlue: Alter Memory are available streaming on funimation.com/blazblue. Click here to watch now.

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Release Date for Cowboy Bebop

cowboy bebopOne of the most asked questions at our booth all year now has an answer. Cowboy Bebop will be releasing on home video in December!

 

Fans will have four options for purchase:

o   DVD standard edition
o   Blu-ray standard edition
o   Amazon Exclusive BD/DVD Premium Edition
o   FUNimation.com Exclusive BD/DVD Premium Edition

 

The two Premium Editions will each feature different packaging and premium items, but their precise details will be announced later.

 

synopsis:
Explore the far reaches of the galaxy in this undeniably hip series that inspired a generation – and redefined anime as an indisputable art form.

The Bebop crew is just trying to make a buck. This motely lot of intergalactic loners teams up to track down fugitives and turn them in for cold hard cash. Spike is a hero whose cool façade hides a dark and deadly past. The pilot Jet is a bruiser of a brute who can’t wait to collect the next bounty. Faye Valentine is a femme fatale prone to breaking hearts and separating fools from their money. Along for the ride are the brilliant, but weird, hacker Ed and a super-genius Welsh Corgi named Ein. On their own, any one of them is likely to get lost in the sprawl of space, but together, they’re they most entertaining gang of bounty hunters in the year 2071.

 

Please visit funimation.com/cowboy-bebop for more information.

 

 

Awesome English Cast Announcements from Otakon

We have not one, but THREE awesome English cast announcements for you today! Take a look below.

 

First up, we’ve got the English Cast for A Certain Magical Index II, Part Two.

 

index keyCHARACTER – ACTOR

ACQUA – Andrew T. Chandler
AMATA KIHARA – Marcus D. Stimac
BIAGIO BUSONI – Barry Yandell
POPE MATTHAI REESE – Bob Magruder
RITOKU KOMABA – Patrick Seitz
SHIAGE HAMAZURA – Clifford Chapin
TERRA – George Manley
VASILISA – Leah Clark
VENTO – Kara Edwards

 

A Certain Magical Index II, Part One will be available on BD/DVD Combo on October 14th. Click here to pre-order now!

 

synopsis:

When science and sorcery clash, the result is explosive in this sequel to A Certain Magical Index from the studio that brought you Shakugan no Shana!

The Book of the Law—an encoded grimoire containing catastrophic magic—has been stolen, so naturally Kamijo, Index, and a few familiar faces join in the crusade to protect the one nun who can decipher the powerful text. But as the group battles church sects and holy assassins, they realize that discovering who their true enemy is may be more difficult than saving the sister. Meanwhile, an organization known as the Science Society resurrects an esper-producing program, a school festival brings out the competition—and drama—in the student population, and a mysterious figure negotiates the purchase of a sacred relic that could threaten the future of Academy City.

 

Next up, more Fairy Tail! Check out some of the new characters you’ll meet in Fairy Tail Part 13. (Both Japanese and English voice actors listed below).

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FUNimation Acquires Black Butler Book of Murder OVA Series

black butler bomFlower Mound, Texas (8/9) – FUNimation Entertainment® announced today it has acquired the home entertainment, digital and broadcast rights to the OVA series Black Butler – Book of Murder.

 

From Studio: A-1 Pictures, the studio that brought you Blue Exorcist, Sword Art Online, Fairy Tail, and Black Butler, the series was directed by Noriyuki Abe, known for Bleach, Yu Yu Hakusho, and Black Butler – Book of Circus.

 

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At the Queen’s behest, young master Ciel Phantomhive hosts a lavish banquet to be attended by the crème-de-la-crème of London’s elite. What begins as a fabulous affair quickly takes a dark turn when guests begin turning up dead! Murder takes center stage in this chilling OVA collection where even a debonair demon butler isn’t safe from a killer on the prowl. Should Sebastian and Ciel wish to once more see the light of day, they must join forces with their guests, including the legendary author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, to unravel the mystery – and apprehend the murderer before it’s too late!

 

Be sure to watch new episodes of Black Butler – Book of Circus every Thursday at 3:20pm ET. Click here to watch episodes now.

 

 

FUNKO TO LAUNCH ATTACK ON TITAN POP! VINYL SERIES

New line of Attack on Titan Pop! Vinyl Figures available at Hot Topic nationwide in October.

 

EVERETT, WA – August 9, 2014– Funko is excited to announce a new line of Attack on Titan Pop! Vinyl Figures. Funko has previously partnered with FUNimation to release series of Dragon Ball Z and Black Butler Pop! Vinyl Figures.

 

This series will include some of the most popular characters from Attack on Titan.  Each super stylized figure will stand 3.75” tall and come in a window display box. One super-sized Pop! Vinyl Figure will stand 6” tall. Pop! Vinyl Figures are Ages 5+.

 

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Attack on Titan Pop! Vinyl Series

· 6” Super-Sized Colossal Titan

· Eren Jaeger

· Mikasa Ackerman

· Eren Jaeger Titan Form

 

The Attack on Titan Pop! Vinyl series will be available nationwide in October exclusively in stores and online at Hot Topic through December 2015.

 

Attack on Titan, Part One is now available for purchase at your favorite retailer. Attack on Titan, Part Two will release on Sept 23rd. Click here to order now!

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FUNimation heading to Otakon

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otakon_hirokospaceFUNimation is heading back to Charm City for some more “Ice cold water. Only $1!” Well, and of course anime. Here’s what you need to know to keep you cool this weekend:

 

FUNimation Panel times:

 

FUNimation Previews Panel – Friday @ 6:45pm – Panel 2

Watch the latest extended clips and trailers for the hottest new releases from FUNimation!

 

FUNimation Industry Panel – Saturday @ 3:15pm – Panel 2

Come hear the latest news and information from the leader in the anime industry! From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, we’ve got something for every taste.

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Giant Ape Media acquires extended rights for hit cable series LOST GIRL

lost girl bo season 5Flower Mound, TX – July 24, 2014 – Giant Ape Media announced today that it has extended the Blu-ray & DVD, DTO/DTR/EST, (and via digital carriers) PPV and VOD rights to the hit series, Lost Girl. The series is currently in production for season 5.

 

Series synopsis:

 

When we last saw the supernatural seductress Bo (Anna Silk: Being Erica; Billable Hours), she and her allies had been caught up in a fierce battle for the fate of the world. Her mysterious, long-absent father, turns his daughter into the Dark Queen in his ploy to escape from hell.  Bo’s allies—both Fae and human—manage to fight back his army of undead revenants, but only at the great loss of one of their own.

 

Lost Girl was developed by Prodigy Pictures, in association with Shaw Media and Showcase. Executive producers are Jay Firestone, Vanessa Piazza, and Michael Grassi.

 

Lost Girl Seasons 1 – 4 are now currently available on Blu-ray and DVD. Please click here to order.

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FUNimation heads back to California for San Diego Comic-Con!

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We just left California and now we’re heading back again, this time for San Diego Comic-Con International! After the whirlwind of activity that was Anime Expo, Comic-Con is going to be super chill and relaxed–kind of like the city itself! But, that doesn’t mean we won’t have exciting stuff planned for you! Just take a look below:

 

FUNimation Industry Panel - Thursday @ 5:30p.m. – 6:30p.m. (Room: 24ABC)

Come hear the latest news and information from the largest anime company in North America! From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, we’ve got something for every taste.

 

bayonetta keyBAYONETTA: Bloody Fate Premiere – Friday @ 9:35pm – 11:05pm (Marriott Hall 4)

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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!

 

SVOD-contest-infoWe’ll have a booth in the dealer’s room. So be sure to stop by for all your anime needs, and get a FREE FUNimation lanyard with every purchase!

 

You’ll also be able to win free stuff at the booth–winners every hour! While at the booth be sure to scan your badge to enter to win a variety of prizes.

 

Scan your badge once and you are entered in for the whole convention. A list of winners will be posted on the booth. Hourly prizes must be claimed during the convention, daily prizes and grand prize winners will be contacted by e-mail after the convention. Be sure to follow us on Twitter as well for winner list updates!

 

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While you’re at Comic-Con, meet FUNimation’s Justin Rojas on Saturday 7/26 @ 2:30pm at the Amazon Geek Boutique in the Interactive Zone – Petco Park to chat about the latest and greatest in anime like Attack on Titan. You could even win some prizes!

 

While you’re at the Amazon Geek Boutique you can test out Amazon Locker, demo the new Fire Phone, and win additional prizes like gift cards, movies, or an Amazon Fire TV!

 

We can’t wait to see you this weekend!