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Whoa, three conventions in one weekend — are we crazy?! Eh, probably. We’re splitting up and heading out across the country to DragonCon, Nan Desu Kan AND AnimeFest this weekend! Join us!

 

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Join Justin in Atlanta, GA for :

DragonCon 

PANELS

FUNimation Favorites | Friday| 4:00pm | Regency V

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 and you could win a prize!
 

FUNimation Peep Show (18+) | Friday | 10:00pm | Courtland

Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW. Watch 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.
 

FUNimation Industry Panel | Saturday | 2:30pm | Regency V

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!
 

The Anime Biz – Is It Right For You? | Sunday | 4:00pm | Regency V

Looking for a job in anime that’s NOT voice acting? So were we! Until we got hired. Hear from actual employees of FUNimation on what it takes to bring anime to North America. From licensing to graphic design and everything in between, see if you have what it takes to be in the anime biz.

 

 

 Join Tara in Denver, CO for:

Nan Desu Kan 

PANELS

Funimation Favorites | Friday | 7pm – 8pm

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 and you could win a prize!

 

Funimation Peep Show | Friday | 10:30pm – Midnight

Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW. Watch 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.

 

Funimation Industry Panel | Saturday | 3:15pm – 4:45pm

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 Dimension W Panel | Saturday | 8pm – 10pm

Come learn about about the upcoming production of Dimension W with a special guest from Japan — Plus! Every panel attendee gets an awesome prize and a chance to win Japanese copies of the manga!

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BOOTH

Make a purchase at our booth and receive a free FUNimation lanyard and collectible bag! We’ll also have lots of gifts with purchase for you to pick up, just ask our awesome booth staff!

 

 

Plus, look for Lauren, Godswill and Tim at the FUNimation booth during AnimeFest in Dallas, TX this weekend!

 

 

Feeling waku waku for Waku Waku this weekend!

Our hearts go doki doki at the thought of heading to Waku Waku in NYC this weekend!  Waku Waku wants  ”your dreams, ideas, and passions to come into fruition all in one event!” …And with manga, fashion, anime, food, and more all in one place, it’s pretty much guaranteed! Here’s some of the anime magic that we’ve got up our sleeve to help make that happen:

 

PANELS

Sat 8.29 | FUNimation Favorites | 2:00pm – 3:00pm | Wythe Hotel

Sun 8.30 | FUNimation Industry Panel | 11:30am – 12:30pm | Verboten

…Plus! Sunday at 3:45pm on the main stage, join FUNimation for some special prizes and giveaways!

 

BOOTH

Come visit our awesome conventions crew in the Dealer’s Room — 10am – 7pm on Saturday and 10am – 5pm on Sunday —  they’ll be giving away free lanyards with every purchase!

 

REGISTRATION

Use the code FUNIMATION and you will get $10 off your weekend pass or $5 off your day pass.  Hurry! This code is good through the 25th of August.

 

Allô, Montreal! We’re heading to Otakuthon 2015!

 

After spending last weekend in the Texas heat, we’re ready to keep cool with some Tim Hortons in Montreal, Canada at  Otakuthon 2015 this weekend!  Join us at the Palais des congrès de Montréal for Quebec’s largest festival celebrating Japanese anime, manga, gaming, and pop culture!

This fan-run, bilingual anime convention will also host a few firsts for us! We’ll have the Canadian premiere for the English Dub of Selector Infected Wixoss, as well as the Canadian premiere and discussion for Snow White with the Red Hair! Not to mention the FUNimation Peep Show is getting rowdy in Canada for the very first time! Check out everything below:

 

PANELS

  • FUNimation Favorites | Friday | Panel 512CDGH – 3:30pm
  • FUNimation Peep Show | Friday |Panel 512CDGH – 11:00 pm
  • FUNimation Industry Panel |  Saturday | Panel 512ABEF -12:00pm

 

PREMIERES

  • Selector Infected Wixoss | Saturday | Screening Room 520 –  12:30pm
  • Snow White with the Red Hair (plus discussion) | Saturday | Screening Room  520 – 2:00pm
*Please note that the schedule for Otakuthon is still tentative! Be sure to double-check the final schedule!

 

BOOTH

…And of course you can swing by the FUNimation booth and get stocked up on all of the latest (and classic) releases! PLUS! Get a free FUNimation lanyard with every purchase!

 

Bringing the A-Game to San Japan 8-Bit

FUNimation is staying in Texas this weekend and is heading to San Antonio for the eighth San Japan! We’ll be bringing panels, premieres, booth deals, and of course the best of our game to the San Japan 8-Bit!

 

 

 

Panels

 

  • FUNimation Favorites Panel | Friday, July 31st | 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM | Room 103 (HBG Convention Center)
    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 Peep Show (18+) | Friday, July 31st | 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM |Room 103 (HBG Convention Center)
    Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW! Watch 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 Industry Panel |  Saturday, August 1st | 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM | Ballroom B (HBG Convention Center)
    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!

 

 

Premieres

 

Selector Infected WIXOSS

 

Saturday, August 1st | 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM | Room 102 (HBG Convention Center) 
 
 

Synopsis:

From the director of Steins;Gate.

In the popular game WIXOSS, there are special cards called LRIGs that few players know about—cards that possess personalities and wills of their own. Ruko is a teenage girl who just found one of these rare cards. Now, she can use her LRIG to battle in a strange, dark plane of existence. If she wins, her wishes will be granted—but what happens if she loses?

 

 

 

 

Booth Specials

Snag yourself a free lanyard with any purchase inside a special edition bag that are only available at our booth! Our awesome bags designs include Space Dandy, Free Eternal Summer and Terror in Resonance.

 

Plus, Lucky Draw has returned! We have exclusive pins that are only available at the FUNimation booth. Here’s how it works: spend $75 dollars and you get 1 blind box pin, spend $125 get 2 pins, and spend $200 dollars you get 3 pins.   There’s a bunch of different pin designs that you could take home!
We also have plenty of other gift with purchases, including some autographed items. Stop by the booth for more details!

 

 

Speed Racer, PSYCHO-PASS: The Movie, Ghost in the Shell: The Movie, Assassination Classroom 2, and More — Announced at Otakon 2015!

Hold on tight, because we’ve got some MAJOR announcements just in from the FUNimation Industry Panel at Otakon 2015! First at the starting line:

 

Speed Racer

Coming Soon for the first time on Blu-ray! The definitive collection includes episodes never released in North America, as well as Mach GoGoGo! This release will be available in Japanese (w/ English subtitles) for the first time — stay tuned for more details!

 

 

 

 

PSYCHO-PASS: The Movie

Fire up your dominators, FUNimation is excited to announce that PSYCHO-PASS: The Movie will be coming to theaters in 2016!

 

 

And that’s not the only movie announcement we have for you…

 

 

 

 

 

Ghost in the Shell: The Movie

Fans of the GitS franchise get ready, FUNimation is bringing Ghost in the Shell: The Movie to theaters in Fall 2015!

 

Also, keep an eye out for…

 

 

 

Project Itoh - Coming in 2016!

Three film series based on the science fiction novels of the late Satoshi Itō. Each film adaptation will have its own director and animation studio:

- Genocidal Organ

Directed by Shukou Murase (Gangsta & Ergo Proxy)
Animation: Manglobe
 

- Harmony

Directed by Takashi Nakamura & Michael Arias.
Animation: Studio 4°C
 

The Empire of Corpses

Directed by Ryoutarou Makihara (Monster & Summer Wars key animator). Animation: WIT Studio
 
 

 

Plus! Koro-sensei fans, get excited! We’re bringing you

 

Assassination Classroom Season 2

 

It’s official! New episodes of the zany, students-turned-badasses anime, Assassination Classroom coming to FUNimation in 2016!

 

 

 

 

 

Last, but DEFINITELY not least…

 

Noein

Coming this November, for the first time on blu-ray!

 

FUNimation is excited to announce that we have acquired the rights to Noein, the 2005 sci-fi hit from the director of Escaflowne and the studio behind Aquarion and Macross Frontier!

 

 

 

 

 

Keep an eye our for more details on these big announcements in the near future!

 

Black Lagoon Collector’s Edition Announced at Otakon 2015!

Just announced in the FUNimation Industry Panel at Otakon 2015:

The Black Lagoon Collector’s Edition!

Available on Blu-ray+DVD Combo November 2015

Prepare to plunder, steal, and kick some major ass with this awesome release which includes:

- Season 1 + Season 2 + Roberta’s Blood Trail OVA on Blu-ray – over 13 hours of content

- Collectible “Ammo tin” chipboard box

- 60 page full-color art book

- Black Lagoon lighter

- Black Lagoon dog tags

(Art not final) 

Coming November 2015!

 

 

Tokyo Ghoul Collector’s Edition Revealed at Otakon 2015!

Just revealed in the FUNimation Industry Panel at Otakon 2015:

 

Tokyo Ghoul – Season One Collector’s Edition

Available on Blu-ray+DVD Combo 9.22.15

 

Feast your eyes on this gory release and end your Kaneki-esque internal struggle by pre-ordering now! Packed with more ghoulish greatness than Anteiku, this Collector’s Edition pulls out all the stops:

- Premium Collector’s Box with Clear Sleeve Revealing Kaneki and Rize’s Transformation from Human to Ghoul
- Complete Season 1 in Blu-ray/DVD Combo
- Fabric Poster
- 60-page art book
- 40-page blank journal
- 4 Art Cards

 

 

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Today Was a Fairy Tale: It’s Time for Otakon 2015!

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Fandoms join together like tales in a story book this weekend at Otakon 2015 – and we’ve certainly got a bunch of tales to contribute! Join us as we head to Baltimore, Maryland for panels, announcements, premieres, and much more magical anime fun!

 

Panels

 

  • FUNimation Favorites Panel | Friday, July 24th | 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM | Panel Room 7 (Hilton Key 1-6)
    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?

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FUNimation Gets Robotic at MechaCon and SGC!

Video games and Mech-suits are some of our favorite things at FUNimation! This weekend, FUNimation will be heading out to two conventions that have both of those things: MechaCon in New Orleans and SGC in Frisco, TX. As always, we plan to bring the fun with packed panels and great deals at our booths!

 

 

 Panels

 

  • FUNimation Peep Show (18+) | Friday, July 17th | 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM | Location: Panel Room 1
Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW! Watch 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 | Saturday, July 18th | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Location: Panel Room 1
Join FUNimation star as we take a look at some of our personal favorites from current anime and past classics. What’s your FUNimation favorite?

 

  • FUNimation Industry Panel |  Saturday, July 18th | 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Location: Panel Room 1
From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news and information from North America’s largest anime distributor–FUNimation. 

 

 

FUNimation Booth

 

Stop by and get your hands on some great anime deals, plus:

  • Get a free FUNimation lanyard with every purchase!
  • With a $75+ purchase, you can enter a lucky draw for 1 of 7 FUNimation-exclusive pins!

 

 

Panels

 

  • FUNimation Favorites Panel | Friday, July 17th | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Location: Panel Room 1
Join FUNimation star as we take a look at some of our personal favorites from current anime and past classics. What’s your FUNimation favorite?
 
  • Dragon Ball Z: Original Voice Actor Reunion | Saturday, July 18th | 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM |  Location: Main Stage
For the first time, the voice actors from the original Dragon Ball Z will be reunited in a massive homecoming like no other! Join FUNimation, ScrewAttack, and the original voice actors for a time like no other!
 
  • Dragon Ball Z: Original Voice Actor Autograph Session | Saturday, July 18th | 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM |  Location: Autograph Area 1
 
 

 

FUNimation Booth

 

Stop by and get your hands on some great anime deals, plus:

  • Get a free FUNimation lanyard with every purchase!
  • With a $75+ purchase, you can enter a lucky draw for 1 of 7 FUNimation-exclusive pins!

 

Summoning the Dragon at San Diego Comic-Con

One of the biggest conventions in North America is here, so surely FUNimation will be there with BIG plans in the works!  From  panels to parties to (autograph) pennings, we’ll have it all waiting for you at Comic-Con International: San Diego. Check out our full line-up for the weekend, and get ready for FUNimation in full force:

 

Panels and Autographs

 

 

Thursday, July 9th

 

  • Dragon Ball Z Signing | 2:00P – 3:30P  | Location: FUNimation booth
    Sean Schemmel, Christopher R. Sabat, Chris Ayres

 

  • FUNimation Industry Panel | 5:30p – 6:30p | Location: Room 24ABC
    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!

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Friday, July 10th

 

  • Dragon Ball Z Signing | 12:30P – 1:30P  | Location: FUNimation booth
    Sean Schemmel, Christopher R. Sabat, Chris Ayres

 

  • Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ | 5:30P – 6:30P | Location: 24ABC
    This summer, Dragon Ball Z returns to the big screen as the series’ most evil villian seeks his revenge. Get an exclusive sneak peek at the next feature-length film in the Dragon Ball Z franchise, Resurrection ‘F’; as well as a panel and Q&A with stars Sean Schemmel (voice of Goku), Christopher Sabat (voice of Vegeta / ADR director), and Chris Ayres (voice of Frieza). Tweet along using the hashtag #DBZSDCC for a chance to win some prizes.

 

Saturday, July 11th

 

  • Dragon Ball Z Signing | 1:00P – 2:00P  | Location: FUNimation booth
    Sean Schemmel, Christopher R. Sabat, Chris Ayres

 

Sunday, July 12th

 

  • Dragon Ball Z Signing | 11:00A – 12:00P  | Location: FUNimation booth
    Sean Schemmel, Christopher R. Sabat

 

  • Attack On Titan The Movie: Part One Signing | 1:00P – 2:00P  | Location: FUNimation booth
    Shinji Higuchi (Director)

 

 

FUNimation Booth

 

Stop by and get your hands on some great anime deals, plus:

  • Get a free FUNimation lanyard with every purchase!

 

 

Events

 

 

Fight For Frieza: Galactic Army Boot Camp

Location: Petco Park (Garden at Ballest Point | Main Concourse Level | 100 Park Blvd)

Times:

  • Thursday, July 9th | 11:00A – 5:00P
  • Friday, July 10th | 11:00A – 5:00P
  • Saturday, July 11th | 10:00A – 6:00P
  • Sunday, July 12th | 11:00A – 5:00P

 

Frieza has landed at San Diego Comic Con International, and he wants YOU to join his galactic army! Head to Petco Park to gauge your power level, pose for photos, pick up exclusive Frieza Force gear and find out if you have what it takes to serve Lord Frieza.
 
 

 

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ Movie Party

Location: Whiskey Girl (702 5th Ave.)

Times:

  • Thursday, July 9th | 7:00P – 10:00P
  • Friday, July 10th | 7:00P – 10:00P
  • Saturday, July 11th | 7:00P – 10:00P

 

Celebrate Dragon Ball Z’s return to the big screen with a party featuring special cast appearances, Dragon Ball Z themed drinks and snacks, giveaways, spray paint tattoos, beer pong, a Dragon Ball Z photo booth for bragging rights, and arm wrestling competitions to prove your strength along with our partners at Xbox Video, Zico & Dream Water. (This is a 21+ event)
 
 

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