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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.

 

FUNimation Double Header Weekend – Anime Boston

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We’ve got a double header weekend (technically, it’s a triple header since we’ll have a FUNimation booth at Anime Conji in San Diego as well)! While Rojas is off to Seattle for Sakura-Con, Tara, Lauren, and Tim will be heading to Beantown once again for Anime Boston! Take a look below for all the info you’ll need for your weekend in Northeast.

 

BOOTH INFO:

 

Stop by our FUNimation booth in the Dealer’s Room to score some awesome deals on anime. We’ll be giving away FREE FUNimation lanyards with every purchase (while supplies last). Hurry in for the best selection! Plus, we’ve got autographed wraps for select purchases, signed by your favorite voice actors. Just ask for more information at the booth.

 

 

FRIDAY

 

FUNimation Peep Show – 9pm in Panel C

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.

This is an 18+ panel, so be sure to bring your IDs with you.

 

SATURDAY

 

FUNimation Previews Panel – 11:30am in Panel C

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

 

pingpongPING PONG THE ANIMATION (East Coast Dub Premiere) – 1:30pm in Sheraton-Grand Ballroom

 

series synopsis:

Smile and Peco. Peco and Smile. Besties from the beginning, both with a badass backhand. Peco is known for his arrogance on the table tennis court, and Smile for his silence. But with a new school year and a new high school table tennis team, both boys are in for a challenge, on–and off–the court.

Peco’s slacker ways are hurting his game, and after getting crushed in a tournament, he decides to quit. Smile is finally learning to harness his natural talents, but can he squash his sympathy for his opponents enough to beat them

From the acclaimed director Masaaki Yuasa (Adventure Time, Space Dandy) comes an innovative new series with stunning animation, memorable characters, and impressive footwork.

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Bringing the FUN to Seattle’s Sakura-con!

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We’ve got TWO conventions this weekend, so we’re bringing DOUBLE the FUN! We’re going bi-coastal, even. Lauren, Tara, and Tim will be heading to Anime Boston, and Rojas flying to Sakura-Con in Seattle. Take a look below for all the info on what’s going down in the Emerald City.

 

Join us for our Official Happy Hour party at Sakura-Con! Click here for all the details on the event and how to get in. Be sure to RSVP on our now on Eventbrite listing!

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BOOTH INFO:

Be sure to stop by the FUNimation booth at Sakura-Con for all your anime needs. We’ll be giving away a FREE FUNimation lanyard with every purchase, while supplies last. Select purchases will also come with an autographed wrap, signed by your favorite voice actors! Just ask for more information at the booth.

 

 

FRIDAY

wanna be the worlds strongestWanna Be The Strongest In The World (West Coast Dub Premiere) – 1:15pm in the FUNimation Theater

 

series synopsis:

The eye-popping world of women’s professional wrestling is sweaty, sadistic, and savagely sexy. Famous Japanese pop idol Sakura Hagiwara is better suited for the dance floor than the wrestling ring, but this ravishing songstress is about to put her body to the ultimate test. When she and fellow idol Elena are assigned to pose as wrestlers for a very special show, a vicious lady brawler by the name of Rio decides to teach the girls a lesson they won’t soon forget. Rio unleashes a flurry of ferocious of attacks on Elena, contorting her divine female form into an array of very naughty positions. Shocked by the blush-inducing beating taken by her friend, Sakura vows to get her heavenly curves ready to rumble and redeem the good name of idols everywhere by becoming a bona fide diva of the pro-wrestling world!

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Making a Stop at Anime Detour!

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All right, people. Convention season is picking up steam and our next stop is Anime Detour in Bloomington, MN! We heard they just got hit with another blast of winter, so hopefully some anime will help warm them up. Take a peek below at the rundown of panels, premieres, parties, and booth info!

 

FUNimation Panel Info:

 

Friday:

 

FUNimation Peep Show – 9:30pm in Plaza 2

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.

This is an 18+ panel, so be sure to bring your IDs with you.

 

Saturday:

 

FUNimation Industry Panel – 6:00pm in Edina Room

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

 

FUNimation Previews Panel – 7:30pm in Bloomington Room

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

 

hyperdimension neptunia keyFUNimation Premieres:

 

English Dub Premiere of Hyperdimension Neptunia on Friday at 8:45pm in Atrium 7.

 

On Saturday, March 28th Anime Detour will be showing advance screenings of Tokyo Ravens at 12:30 PM, and Nobunagun at 2:15 PM in Atrium 7.

 

On Sunday, March 29th Anime Detour will be showing an advance screening of D-Frag! at 12:30 PM in Atrium 7.

 

 

Not enough excitement for you? How about some….

 

FUNimation Room Parties!

 

Get ready to get down! FUNimation’s hosting a party at Anime Detour on Friday at 9:00pm in Room 202. We’re gonna rock the Detour party scene with all things FUN and AWESOME!

 

Can’t make it on Friday? Don’t worry, we’ll have a repeat of all the FUN on Saturday night at 7:00pm in Room 202.

 

Booth Info:

 

Ok, still not enough? Then stop by our booth in the Dealers Room. We’ve got what you want for your anime fix. Take a gander at our wide selection of titles, we guarantee you’ll find something you like. Plus, while supplies last, every purchase at our booth will get a FREE FUNimation lanyard as a gift. Just a little “Thank You” from us to you for being so frickin’ cool.

 

 

*Please note that times and locations are subject to change, be sure to check your programs when you arrive at the convention for final information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

FUNimation’s Official Happy Hour – Sakura-Con

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Join us for our official 21+ happy hour event in Seattle, WA during Sakura-Con. Hang out with the FUNimation crew and friends for drinks just blocks away from the convention center. We’ll have awesome door prizes, and the first 60 people get a free drink on us, so get there early! RSVP now on Eventbrite.

 

You can also meet popular YouTubers SkyDoesMinecraft and Kristina Horner. After 9:00pm, there will be special guest appearances from anime voice actors such as Bryce Papenbrook (Eren – Attack on Titan, Kirito – Sword Art Online), David Vincent (Grimmjow – Bleach, Senketsu - Kill la Kill), Christopher Bevins (Japan – Hetalia, Fastener – Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt), and Rachel Robinson (Fang – Final Fantasy XIII, Haruka – The Rolling Girls), as well as recording artist Kieran Strange.

 

FUNimation.com All-AccessPass subscribers will receive priority access and a free drink, as well as special gift bags (while supplies last). 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.

 

RSVP now on Eventbrite.

500EAST
6:30pm – 10:00pm
500 E Pine St, Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 323–9110

FUNimation’s SXSWi Takeover!

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Are you heading to SXSW Interactive this weekend? Then go ahead and start preparing yourself because we’re bringing more anime awesomeness than you can fit in a regular convention booth. We’re talking arm-wrestling, prize-winning, Dragon Ball Z history-making awesomeness! Check out the activities all weekend:

 

 

FUNimation Experience | Banger’s Brewhouse @ the Nerdist Compound
Fri/Sat/Sun | 12pm - 6pm

 

    • Ever wanted to arm-wrestle Goku? Come join the FUNimation Experience and test your strength against Kakarot himself! If you win on Friday or Saturday, you’ll be entered to win Seasons 1 – 9 of Dragon Ball Z on Blu-ray!

 

    • Plus, take pictures of your battle with Goku (or pose with our giant Attack on Titan wall!) and you could win even more prizes! Just share your pics using #SXSWAnime on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and 3 lucky winners will take home a huge anime prize pack!* (Be sure to follow us as well so we can DM you if you win!) 

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    • Need even more reasons to join the fun? Everyone who stops by will get a free pair of FUNimation sunglasses and lanyard! (While supplies last)

 

 

FUNimation Presents: 25 Years of Dragon Ball Z | Geek Stage 
Sunday | 2:15pm

 

    •  Join FUNimation for a nostalgic look back at the past 25 years of Dragon Ball Z and see what the future may hold for this international pop culture phenomenon.

 

 

FUNimation Booth @ Palmer Events Center

Fri/Sat/Sun | 12pm – 8pm

 

    • Come see our crew at the FUNimation booth and we’ll hook you up with some incredible deals on anime. Plus, get a free FUNimation lanyard with every purchase! (While supplies last)

 

 

 

Keep up with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to see all of our SXSWi updates!

 

*Click here to see the official #SXWSAnime Contest rules!