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An Artificial Love Story

During Anime Expo last year, we announced that we had acquired the rights to the romantic sci-fi film, Hal. From the studio behind Attack on Titan comes their first film ever, and wow is it stunning. Hal is a love story set in the near future, with sci-fi elements and gorgeous animation. Manga fans might recognize the character designs from Io Sakisaka, the manga artist and creator of Strobe Edge and Ao Haru Ride.

 

We’ve been pretty quiet about this film since we announced it last year, but now we’re pleased to tell you that the film will be coming to Blu-ray and DVD combo pack this fall; and yes, it will be a dual language release (that means it’ll have both a dubbed and subbed track).  Here’s a promotional trailer.

 

 

synopsis:

From the studio behind Attack on Titan comes the directorial debut of a bold, new voice in the world of anime.

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.

 

 

Hal‘s official North American subtitled film premiere will be at Sakuracon this Friday at 4:15 pm. Be sure to catch it if you’re attending!

 

Look out, Seattle! We’re heading to Sakuracon!

 

We are heading up north again this weekend for SakuraCon!  Are you as excited as we are for the event?  We have a ton of fun things planned, so read on for all of the details.

 

We have two English dub premieres scheduled this weekend.

 

Code:Breaker will screen on Friday, April 18th at 6:30 PM in Panels 1 (6C).

 

synopsis:

From the director of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood comes a story that asks just how many lives a hero can take before he becomes a villain.

 

Rei Ogami doesn’t have a problem with killing. As a Code:Breaker—a super-powered assassin employed by a secret government organization—he works outside of the law, existing in the gray area between right and wrong. When Rei gets an assignment, criminals are cremated in a blaze of blue fire. That is, until a classmate named Sakura witnesses his fatal flames in action and makes it her mission to keep him from killing again.

 

As Sakura becomes entrenched in Rei’s world of cruelty, mayhem, and violence, the line between good and evil begins to blur. When another Code:Breaker goes rogue and the remaining assassins assemble, murder might be the only way to make things right.

 

Code:Breaker releases on BD/DVD Combo on June 24th. Click here to order your copy.

 

Haganai NEXT will screen on Saturday, April 19th at 6:00 PM in Panels 1(6C).

 

synopsis:

 

To: The Neighbors Club
From: Student Council Reps
Re: Club Guidelines

 

It has come to our attention that your club—officially formed with the goal of “making friends”—has been taking part in questionable behaviors on campus. We’d like to remind you that none of the following are approved club activities:

 

-          Stalking (especially taking candid photos of your peers)
-          Playing inappropriate video games
-          Watching anime involving adult themes
-          The creation of time machines

 

While we applaud your creative efforts in making a movie about intergalactic samurai robot wars, please note that the costumes do not fit our dress code. In addition, we have reports of brewing drama between Yozora and Sena regarding Kodaka—including the fact that an engagement has taken place. Please fill out required paperwork if the chapel needs to be reserved.

 

The BD/DVD Combo of the series will release on May 13th. Click here to order your copy from our Shop!

 

SakuraCon is presenting a special screening of the Attack on Titan English dub on April 19th at 1:30 in Panels 1 (6C) with a Q&A to follow with the Japanese voice actors and staff!

 

To round out our panels for the weekend, make sure to not miss the FUNimation Industry Panel in Panels 2 (4C-2) on April 19th at 4:00 PM.

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FUNimation at Anime Detour!

 

 

We had so much fun in Boston, we are heading north again next weekend to go to Anime Detour in Bloomington, Minnesota!

 

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting the following English Dub premieres!

 

Saturday, April 5 at 1:15 PM – Space Battleship Yamato

Saturday, April 5 at 3:30 PM – Karneval

 

We do not have any panels currently scheduled, but we will be at the booth all weekend if you have any questions! When you are at the booth, make sure and check out our awesome gift-with-purchase selection.

 

Here is just a taste of what you can expect:

 

One Piece Collection 9 two weeks before street date!

 

To celebrate this special release, we are bringing along a ton of Japanese exclusive gifts that you will receive when you buy multiple One Piece titles at the booth!

 

- Purchase any 2 One Piece titles and you will receive a Japanese gashapon toy
- Purchase any 3 One Piece titles and you will receive a gashapon toy and a imported CD case

 

Supplies are limited to what we have on hand, so in order to make sure you get your favorite character you need to stop by early!

 

In other booth news, we will be bringing along the super popular Lucky Draw promotion!

 

- Spend $75 at the booth and draw for a chance at our basic tier of awesome goodies.
- Spend $125 at the booth and draw from both the basic tier, and an additional drawing from our middle tier of goodies!
- Spend $200 at the booth and you will get the chance to draw from all three tiers of lucky draw items.

 

We can’t wait to see you!

Announcements at Anime Boston

Flower Mound, TX (March 22, 2014) – FUNimation Entertainment announced today at their Anime Boston Industry Panel that they have acquired the home video rights to A Certain Scientific Railgun S. The series will release on DVD in two parts this summer.

 

series synopsis:

 

Something sinister is growing in Academy City. The shadows are filled with whispers of a project to clone one of the super-powered students known as espers. High-ranking master of electricity Mikoto Misaka laughs off these stories until she comes face to face with a copy of herself. The duplicates are real, and are being mass-produced from Misaka’s DNA, making each one of them a little piece of her.

 

These clones—her sisters—are being systematically murdered in a series of experiments designed to turn a sadistic killer into the strongest esper in history. Misaka vows to save her copies and destroy the project, but this might be one fight she can’t win alone. High-energy battles and intense action explode in this continuation of the Railgun series from the creator of A Certain Magical Index.

 

Click here for more information about A Certain Scientific Railgun.

 
FUNimation also announced the English cast for the anime series–Red Data Girl.
See below for the cast list:


CHARACTER ACTOR
Izumiko Suzuhara Bryn Apprill
Miyuki Sagara Micah Solusod
Hime-gami Caitlin Glass
Manatsu Souda Joel McDonald
Mayura Souda Kristi Kang
Masumi Souda Chris Burnett
Satoru Wamiya Ryan Reynolds
Yukimasa Sagara David Matranga
Ichijou Takayanagi Clifford Chapin
Ricardo Dave Trosko
Hodaka Murakami Jason Liebrecht
Jean Honoka Kisaragi Leah Clark

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Get Your Very Own (Paper) Dominator at Anime Boston

Calling all Psycho-Pass fans! We’ll be handing out paper die-cut Dominators at our panels and at select times at the booth during Anime Boston. Take a photo with your paper Dominator and post it to social (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc). Show us your post at the booth and you can snag a FREE Psycho-Pass poster!

 

Now here’s a fun Vine video of Rojas modeling the paper Dominator. (We can not guarantee your paper Dominator will turn into a real one…)

 

 

Psycho-Pass is available now on Blu-ray and DVD. Click here to order your copy! #HowGuiltyAreYou?

 

 

Attack on Titan Cast Announcement – Day 5

As we gear up for the Attack on Titan English Dub Premiere at Anime Boston next week, we’re rolling out our colossal cast list, one day at a time! So, take a look below at the final batch!

 

Character – Actor

Reiner – Robert McCollum
Annie – Lauren Landa
Armin – Josh Grelle
Samuel – Dave Trosko
Thomas – Duncan Brannan
Tom – Tyler Walker
Wald – Barry Yandell
Woerman – Christopher Sabat

 

Click here to see the previous cast announcements!

 

Now, our subscribers already know this information because they got it early! Plus, they got an early look at the dub. If you are a subscriber, you can watch the video here.

 

Not a subscriber yet? Sign-up today for your FREE trial here.

 

Wanna know who voices Eren? We’ll you’ll just have to come to our panel at Anime Boston!

 

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Attack on Titan Cast Announcement – Day 4

As we gear up for the Attack on Titan English Dub Premiere at Anime Boston next week, we’re rolling out our colossal cast list, one day at a time! So, take a look below at the fourth batch!

 

Character – Actor

Mikasa – Trina Nishimura
Hugo – Tyson Rinehart
Ian – Scott Freeman
Milieus – Joel McDonald
Mina – Alexis Tipton
Mitabi – Kyle Hebert
Mobb – Matthew Ham

 

Click here to see the previous cast announcements!

 

Now, our subscribers already know this information because they got it early! Plus, they got an early look at the dub. If you are a subscriber, you can watch the video here.

 

Not a subscriber yet? Sign-up today for your FREE trial here.

 

Come back tomorrow as we announce more of the cast!

 

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Heading North to Anime Boston!

 

Anime Boston is right around the corner, and we have a ton of great events planned for you.

 

We have panels on Friday & Saturday!  Check out the schedule below!

 

Friday  3/21
2:30pm-3:30pm – Constitution (Sheraton) – Funimation 20th Anniversary
4:00pm-5:00pm – Constitution (Sheraton) – Funimation Online
5:30pm-6:30pm – Panel C (Hynes) – Funimation Previews

 

Saturday  3/22
2:00pm-3:00pm: Panel C (Hynes) – Funimation Industry

 

Anime Boston will be hosting the English dub premiere of Attack on Titan on Saturday 3/22 from 4:30pm – 6:00pm in Hall D. Make sure and show up early for the best seats. Click here to see our English Cast Announcements!

 

In other booth news, we will be bringing along the super popular Lucky Draw promotion!

 

- Spend $75 at the booth and draw for a chance at our basic tier of awesome goodies.
- Spend $125 at the booth and draw from both the basic tier, and an additional drawing from our middle tier of goodies!
- Spend $200 at the booth and you will get the chance to draw from all three tiers of lucky draw items.

 

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Attack on Titan Cast Announcement – Day 3

 

As we gear up for the Attack on Titan English Dub Premiere at Anime Boston next week, we’re rolling out our colossal cast list, one day at a time! So, take a look below at the third batch!

 

Character – Actor

Levi – Matthew Mercer
Petra – Caitlin Glass
Hange – Jessica Calvello
Daz – Brad Venable
Bertholdt – David Matranga
Franz – James Chandler
Rico – Morgan Garrett
Pyxis – R Bruce Elliott
Nack – Will Short

 

Click here to see the previous cast announcements!

 

Now, our subscribers already know this information because they got it early! Plus, they got an early look at the dub. If you are a subscriber, you can watch the video here.

 

Not a subscriber yet? Sign-up today for your FREE trial here.

 

Come back tomorrow as we announce more of the cast!

 

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A Colossal Cast Announcement

 

 

As we gear up for the Attack on Titan English Dub Premiere at Anime Boston next week, we’re rolling out our colossal cast list, one day at a time!

 

Click here to see the last batch! See below for the previous cast announcements.

 

Here’s the fourth batch in case you missed it:

 

Character – Actor

Mikasa – Trina Nishimura
Hugo – Tyson Rinehart
Ian – Scott Freeman
Milieus – Joel McDonald
Mina – Alexis Tipton
Mitabi – Kyle Hebert
Mobb – Matthew Ham

 

Here’s the third batch in case you missed it:

 

Character – Actor

Levi – Matthew Mercer
Petra – Caitlin Glass
Hange – Jessica Calvello
Daz – Brad Venable
Bertholdt – David Matranga
Franz – James Chandler
Rico – Morgan Garrett
Pyxis – R Bruce Elliott
Nack – Will Short

 

Here’s the second batch in case you missed it:

 

Character – Actor

Jean – Mike McFarland
Sasha – Ashly Burch
Conny – Clifford Chapin
Anka – Jamie Marchi
Hanna – Tia Ballard
Gustav – Keith Kubal
Christa – Bryn Apprill
Ymir – Elizabeth Maxwell

 

Here’s the first batch in case you missed it:

 

Character – Actor

Keith – Patrick Seitz
Moses – Jeff Johnson
Erwin – J. Michael Tatum
Marco – Austin Tindle
Carla – Jessica Cavanagh
Grisha – Chris Hury
Hannes – David Wald

 

Now, our subscribers already know this information because they got it early! Plus, they got an early look at the dub. If you are a subscriber, you can watch the video here.

 

Not a subscriber yet? Sign-up today for your FREE trial here.

 

Come back tomorrow as we announce more of the cast!

 

 

Fans can now order the Collector’s Edition of Attack on Titan, available exclusively in our FUNimation Shop. This edition will include the following:

 

- 4-pin collection (Military Police Regiment, Scout Regiment, Garrison Regiment, and Cadet Corps)
- A replica of Eren’s key necklace
- A sword necklace featuring the Titan flesh paring blades
- a 3D lenticular art card
- a 24 page digibook titled “Notes From Beyond the Wall: Part 1″
- plus 104 minutes of on-disc extras

 

A Limited Edition of Attack on Titan is also available to order in our Shop, and through other retailers. This edition includes:

 

- 3D lenticular art card
- a 24 page digibook titled “Notes from Beyond the Wall: Part 1″
- plus 104 minutes of on-disc extras

 

Both of these editions are in addition to our standard release. Check ‘em all out here!