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Brace Yourselves for Anime Expo 2015!

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The biggest anime convention in North America is right around the corner, and that means FUNimation has BIG plans in the works!  From premieres to panels and prizes, we’ll have it all waiting for you at Anime Expo 2015. So get ready, Los Angeles, because our crew is heading your way in full force! Check out our full line-up for the weekend, and brace yourselves for the best anime over-load you’ll have all year:

 

Events

Thursday, July 2nd
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  • FUNimation: Guide to Anime Expo | 11:30a – 12:30p | Location: LP3/408AB
    Premieres, panels, promotions, and plenty more! Learn everything you need to know about what’s going on with FUNimation this year at Anime Expo. Tweet us using the hashtag #FUNimationPanel for a chance to win prizes. You could even get exclusive tickets to attend the Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ red carpet dub premiere event later that evening.
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  • Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ World Dub Premiere & Red Carpet | Red Carpet 6:30p | Screening 8:00p (Invite Only) at Regal Cinema LA Live
    Celebrity guests to include Sean Schemmel, Christopher R. Sabat and Chris Ayres. Check the FUNimation Facebook & Twitter channels for information and ticket giveaways.

 

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Florida Supercon To Save The Weekend!

Is it a bird? A plane? No! It’s Florida Supercon! FUNimation will be there to help save the weekend at the Miami Beach Convention Center from June 25-28th, and we’ve packed our anime utility belt with plenty of panels and booth deals!

 

 

Panels

 

FUNimation Previews | Friday June 26, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | Flamingo Ballroom 1 & 2

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

FUNimation Peep Show | Friday June 26, 9:00 PM – 11:00PM | C220

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 tissues… you know, for the nose bleeds. (18+  bring your IDs!) 
 
  

FUNimation Industry |  Saturday June 27, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | Flamingo Ballroom 1 & 2

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

 

 

 

BOOTH

Do you like brand-spanking new anime? How about the classics? Or perhaps you’re searching for a stellar deal? We’ve got it! Stop by the FUNimation booth this weekend to satisfy your anime collection needs – PLUS! Get a free FUNimation lanyard with every purchase!

 

Convention Alert: AnimeNEXT!

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Hello, New Jersey! We’re packing our bags and heading your way for AnimeNEXT 2015!  We’ll be setting up shop in the Garden State Expo Center to bring you anime deals, panels, screenings and an official happy hour! Check out our line-up below and be sure to add us to your convention schedule this weekend!

 

PANELS

 

FUNimation Peep Show | Friday June 12, 9:00 PM | BW Panel 6

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 tissues, you know for the nose bleeds. (18+  bring your IDs!) 
 
 

FUNimation Previews | Saturday June 13, 10:00 AM | BW Panel 4

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

 

FUNimation Industry | Saturday Saturday June 13, 5:00 PM | BW Panel 6

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

 

 

SCREENINGS

Be sure to swing by Main Video and Mixed Bag Video throughout the weekend to catch screenings of great FUNimation titles like Wolf Children, Hetalia, Space Dandy and more!

 

 

BOOTH

Do you like brand-spanking new anime? How about the classics? Or perhaps you’re searching for a stellar deal? We’ve got it! Stop by the FUNimation booth this weekend to satisfy your anime collection needs — PLUS! Get a free FUNimation lanyard with every purchase!

 

 

HAPPY HOUR

Join FUNimation for our official attendee mixer event in Somerset, NJ during #AnimeNEXT on Saturday June 13th from 10pm til Midnight!   The event will be located in the Tuscany Room at the DoubleTree Hotel.   Click here to register for this event.

 

A cash bar will be available to purchase sodas or alcoholic beverages to those over 21.

 

FUNimation.com All-AccessPass subscribers will receive a small gift and a free drink ticket that can be used for soda or alcohol (while supplies last).  All-AccessPass members will be able to register for special door prizes throughout the evening!  Please provide your FUNimation.com username or printout/screenshot of recent registration for verification. Click this link to become a FUNimation.com All-AccessPass subscriber today.

 

See you there!

 

FUNimation at A-Kon 26

Get ready DFW, because we’re heading to A-Kon 26 in a big way this year! It’s one of  Dallas’ biggest conventions and boy, do we have plans! Get your weekend schedule ready, because not only are we bringing out a huge booth for this show, but we’ll have plenty of panels and a FUNimation Lounge for you to enjoy! Check out the details below:

 

 

 

 

Panels

 

 

  • FUNimation Industry Panel | Friday, June 5 |  8:00pm | Governor’s Lecture Hall (Tower 1) Classroom 2
    From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news and information from North America’s largest anime distributor–FUNimation. 

 

  • FUNimation Previews | Saturday, June 6 | 11:30am  | Topaz (Tower 1) Panel 1
    Come see extended clips and trailers for some of the hottest anime series from FUNimation!

 

  • FUNimation Peep Show | Sunday (Saturday night) June 7 | 12:00am | Metropolitan Ballroom (Mezzanine) Panel 7
    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 tissues, you know for the nose bleeds. (18+  bring your IDs!) 

 

 

Lounge

 

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As a special feature for FUNimation All-AccessPass Subscribers, we will have an exclusive Lounge where you can take a break from the bustle of the con and hang out with us!

Features include:

    • Comfortable seating and table space
    • Charging stations for your electronics
    • Free wi-fi
    • Exclusive free FUNimation badge ribbons
    • Photo-op wall with life-sized anime characters

 

You can find the Lounge in the Stuart Room on the 2nd level of the Verandah Club of the hotel.

Operating Hours:

  • Friday: 12:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Saturday: 12:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Sunday: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

 

 

Booth

 

  • Stop by the FUNimation booth and bring home some great anime Blu-rays and DVDs! We’ll even have some titles like Hyperdimension Neptunia available early!
  • Get a free lanyard with every purchase!

 

Southern Con Time Y’all: MomoCon and Fan Expo Dallas

We’re staying down south for two conventions happening this weekend: Fan Expo in Dallas and MomoCon in Atlanta! Look below for the line-up of what we have planned for both conventions.

 

 May 28th – 31st – Atlanta, Georgia

 

  • FUNimation Previews | Friday 2:00pm - Underdog Room A-313 (60 minutes)
    Come see extended clips and trailers for some of the hottest anime series from FUNimation!
 
 
  • FUNimation Industry Panel | Friday 6:30pm - Main “Villains” Omni-International (60 minutes)
    From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news and information from North America’s largest anime distributor–FUNimation. 
 
 
  • BlazBlue English Dub Premiere | Friday 3:30pm - Main “Villains” Omni-International (60 minutes)
    Catch all your favorite BlazBlue characters in action in this thrilling anime based on the popular fighting game franchise!

 

Synopsis:

Long ago, an insidious black beast sought to obliterate the human race, but the monster was defeated by a valiant Band of Heroes wielding the power of Ars Magus: a potent combo of magic and technology. Now, a roguish outlaw known as Ragna the Bloodedge seeks to wreak havoc upon the Librarium, a clandestine organization that governs Ars Magus. Armed with the mighty Azure Grimoire, Ragna quickly becomes the target of vigilantes, scientists, vampires, and Librarium foot soldiers. As he spirals toward a violent showdown with the maniacal Hazama, Ragna will discover just how closely his fate is tied to the future of our world!

Discover the story behind gaming’s deadliest moves in this series from the animation studio behind the BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasmcutscenes!

 
 

 

 

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Fans of the show Lost Girl, get ready! Because cast members Kris Holden-Reid (Dyson), Ksenia Solo (Kenzi) and Paul Amos (Vex) will be hitting Fan Expo Dallas in a big way. Check out your opportunities to see the cast, below:

 

  • Lost Girl Q&A | Saturday, 11:30am - Ballroom A3/A4
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  • Lost Girl Photo Op | Saturday 1:00pm –  Hall A: Photo Op Area
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  • Lost Girl Photo Op | Sunday 1:00pm - Hall A: Photo Op Area

 

 

 

Plus, stop by the FUNimation Booth at both shows and bring home some great titles! You also get a free lanyard with every purchase!

Puerto Rico Comic Con – Update

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FUNimation regrets to announce that we have to cancel our appearance at Puerto Rico Comic Con. While we were very excited to attend such a great convention, we will be unable to do so this year. However, that does not mean fans won’t be able to enjoy some anime perks at the show!  While the FUNimation crew won’t be there in person, our friends at Spec’s will be selling a great selection of our titles for you at booths 813, 814 ,916 & 914.

 

We wish everyone a safe and fun time at Puerto Rico Comic Con this year!

 

Two-for-One Weekend: Anime Central and OtaFest!

We’re splitting the team up and heading to two different conventions this weekend, Anime Central in Chicago and OtaFest 2015 in Calgary, AB Canada! We’ve got some very special panels, premieres and announcements that you won’t want to miss! Take a look at our line-up for both shows:

 

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PANELS

  • Friday 1:00pm | FUNimation Previews – Panel Room 1 (90 minutes)
    Come see extended clips and trailers for some of the hottest anime series from FUNimation!
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  • Friday 10:00pm | FUNimation Peep Show – Panel Room 1 (60 minutes)
    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 tissues, you know for the nose bleeds. (18+  bring your IDs!)
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  • Saturday 11:30am | The Words of Director Akitaro Daichi – Rosemont Ballroom (90 minutes)
    Come see this very special panel with animation director Akitaro Daichi (Fruits Basket, Kamisama Kiss) and FUNimation as they cover some of Daichi’s most popular works in America. Video and Q&A panel.
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    Got a question for the director? Send it to us on Twitter using the hashtag #KamisamaKiss and tag @FUNimation.
    We’ll also be providing Kamisama Kiss posters for panel attendees and at specific autograph sessions (TBD) – first come, first served.
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  • Saturday 4:30pm | FUNimation Industry Panel – Panel Room 1 (90 minutes)
    From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news and information from North America’s largest anime distributor–FUNimation. 

 

PREMIERES
  • Friday 7:30pm | Soul Eater Not! - with Cherami Leigh and Micah Solusod - Panel Room 1 (120 minutes)
  • Saturday 6:30pm | Noragami - with Bryn Apprill, Micah Solusod, and Alexis Tipton – Panel Room 1 (120 minutes)

 

BOOTH

Plus! Get a free lanyard with every purchase!
 

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PANELS

  • Saturday 1:00pm | FUNimation Industry Panel – CT 121 (60 minutes)
    From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news and information from North America’s largest anime distributor–FUNimation.
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  • Saturday 6:30pm | FUNimation Previews Panel – CT 121 (90 minutes)
    Come see extended clips and trailers for some of the hottest anime series from FUNimation!

 

 

 

Heading to AniMinneapolis!

In the world of conventions, there are a lot of interesting con names out there. But if there was a “Trickiest to Spell” category, the ever-fun AniMinneapolis might just take first place! FUNimation is heading up north to the anime, gaming and music celebration from May 8-10 and we hope to see you there! You can be sure to have tons of fun at our panels, screenings, and booth.

 

FUNimation Peep Show – Panel Room 1 – Friday (5/8)  |  10:30 – 11:30 PM

  • 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 tissues, you know for the nose bleeds. (18+  bring your IDs!)

FUNimation Previews – Panel Room 1 – Saturday (5/9)  |  1:30 – 2:30 PM

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

FUNimation Industry Panel – Panel Room 1 – Saturday (5/9)  |  7:00 – 8:00 PM

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

 

The Future Diary HD Premiere - Panel Room 1 – Saturday (5/9)  |  10:00 – 11:30 PM

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Series Synopsis:

Reality quickly unravels for antisocial Yukiteru when Deus Ex Machina calls him into a death match to determine the new god of space and time. Each mentally scarred player possesses a prophetic device tuned to his or her personality disorder, giving them control over their future, and the fate of their opponents. It’s their strongest weapon – and their greatest weakness.

Within hours of abusing his digital diary’s predictions, Yukiteru is cornered by a crazed classmate. Yuno — who is obsessively stalking him with her own psychic cell phone – is cute, sharp, and great with an ax. Still, her psychosis hides a vile secret. As a serial killer, a cult priestess, and a volatile escape artist take a stab at eliminating the teens, Yuki can cheat death under Yuno’s maniacal protection or—-DEAD END.

 

 

 

*Plus! Get a free FUNimation lanyard with any purchase from our booth! See you there!

 

C2E2, it is you, it is you!

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We’re braving the wind and heading to Chi-Town for C2E2 2015 (April 24-26)!  Be sure to join us, as we’ll be bringing in some of our heavy hitters to help pump up the con. You won’t want to miss out on our panels, screenings, and events!

 

 

 

Panels

FUNimation Industry Panel – Room S402 – Saturday (4/25) | 12:30 – 1:30 PM

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

FUNimation Presents: 25 Years of Dragon Ball Z – Room S404 – Saturday (4/25) | 5:30-7:00 PM

  • Join FUNimation and Voice Actors Seán Schemmel (Goku) and Christopher Sabat (Vegeta) for a nostalgic look back at the past 25 years of Dragon Ball Z from its broadcast debut to the upcoming summer theatrical release of the the new feature film Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F.’

Lost Girl: Season 5 and Beyond – Room S404 – Sunday (4/26) | 2:45- 3:45 PM

  • We are proud to present two of the amazing Stars that help to make Prodigy Pictures’ Lost Girl airing on Syfy Channel such a Fan fae-vorite. Join us for a Panel discussion featuring Paul Amos (Vex) and Emmanuelle Vaugier (The Morrigan) for a Q&A session.

 

 

Autographs/Photo Ops

Typically, there’s a fee for autographs; however, if you buy any Dragon Ball Z or Lost Girl title at the FUNimation booth, you can receive a free autograph!

 

Dragon Ball Z Signings

  • Saturday (4/25): 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM  |   Signing Table 18
  • Additional times at FUNimation Booth | TBD

 

Lost Girl Signings

  • Friday (4/24): 3:00 – 4:30 PM  |  FUNimation Booth
  • Saturday (4/25): 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM  |  FUNimation Booth
  • Saturday (4/25): 3:00 – 4:30 PM  |  FUNimation Booth
  • Sunday (4/26): 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM  |  Signing Table 18

 

Lost Girl Photo Ops

  • Friday (4/24): 2:00 – 2:45 PM  |  Epic Photo Ops
  • Saturday (4/25): 12:00 – 12:45 PM  |  Epic Photo Ops
  • Sunday (4/26): 11:00 – 11:30 AM  |  Epic Photo Ops

 

Also, be sure to join us at the Twitch Stage on Saturday (4/25) at 3:30 – 4:15 PM for a live stream interview of the cast members of Lost Girl and Dragon Ball Z!

 

Finally, be sure to drop by the FUNimation booth to pick up some classic series as well as new titles like Freezing Vibration, D-Frag!, Noir and more! And just between us (hint, hint) you could even find some new titles available early…

 

Be sure to join us! C2E2 takes place in the South Building at McCormick Place located at 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, Illinois.

 

Hello, Tekko!

Hey Pittsburgh! We’re heading to Tekko 2015 this weekend and we’re bringing lots of anime goodness with us! We’ve got big plans for the weekend, so check out our lineup below and be sure to add our events to your Tekko To-Do list!

 

Panels!

  •   FUNimation Previews |Panel Room 1 |Friday from 7pm – 8pm
    Come see extended clips and trailers for some of the hottest anime series from FUNimation!
  • FUNimation Peep Show (18+) | Panel Room 1 | Friday from 10pm – 11pm
    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 Industry | Panel Room 1 | Saturday from 6pm – 7pm
    From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news and information from North America’s largest anime distributor – FUNimation.

 

FUNimation Booth!

Be sure to come see us in the Dealer’s Room for some awesome anime finds! Plus, every purchase gets a FREE FUNimation lanyard!

 

Dealer’s Room Hours

Friday: 11:30 am to 8 pm
Saturday hours: 10:30 am to 8 pm
Sunday hours: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

 

Screenings!

We have an entirely dedicated FUNimation Screening Room.  Tons of new titles will be screened over the weekend, check your printed schedule for details and times.