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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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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!