Archive for the ‘Fun Stuff’ Category

FUNimaniacs! – IGN’s Anime Club Special OVA

FUNimation frontrunner, Justin Rojas, made a special guest appearance recently at IGN’s Anime Club podcast; you’ll definitely want to check it out!

 

In this special OVA episode, we reveal quite a bit of insider information such as more information about theatrical releases coming next year, Broadcast Dub behind-the-scenes, *cough Dragon Ball Super cough* and even Justin’s history with anime! Also is Mass Effect a dating sim?

 

You can find this episode on IGN’s website right here!

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Time To Celebrate – National Dog Day!

It’s National Dog Day today and that means it’s time for us to share our favorite anime dogs! Today we showcase the strongest, smartest, and cutest of man’s best friend in this list! And of course, you can find and stream all of these shows on FUNimation.com!

 

 

Cowboy Bebop

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We start the list off with one of the smartest (and coolest) dogs in anime! This super smart top dog joins the Bebop bounty hunters and helps them in many tough situations. Not to mention, just being a Welsh Corgi makes him the cutest member of the crew!

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Casshern Sins

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Next on the list is a lesser-known, but ever faithful friend, Friender! In the series, Casshern SinsFriender is a robotic dog that travels with the protagonist, Casshern, across the land fighting against malicious robots. His main qualities of loyalty, intelligence, and boldness come in handy many times in the series!

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Fullmetal Alchemist

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Up next on the list is the extremely obedient and extremely adorable Shiba Inu, Black Hayate! Under the tutelage of Lt. Hawkeye, Black Hayate becomes a lovable and tough sidekick that is able to fight Homunculi and not pee on the carpet!

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Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad

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This next dog is neither cute nor lovable, but he is cool enough to have a band named after him! This gruff dog is quite the mutt with multiple dog breeds, literally. While his appearance tends to scare most people, he has found love with a band who named their group after him.

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Space Dandy

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This last entry is only in one episode of the quirky series, Space Dandy, but leaves an indelible mark. We won’t say too much, but we believe P.U.P. shows why dogs are truly man’s best friend.

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There are so many other wonderful dogs in anime that we wish we could list, but there’s only so much space! What are your favorite anime dogs?

FUNimation to Simulcast One Piece ‘Episode of Sabo’ TV Special

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Get excited, One Piece fans! Everyone’s favorite lead-pipe wielding Revolutionary, Sabo, has his own story to tell – and it’s happening this weekend!

 

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FUNimation will be simulcasting this Saturday’s ‘One Piece – Episode of Sabo’, scheduled to launch on FUNimation.com and OnePieceOfficial.com Saturday night at 1am CT, pending any technical delays or hold-ups. 

 

For more information about ‘One Piece – Episode of Sabo: Bond of Three Brothers – A Miraculous Reunion and an Inherited Will!’ check out these :30 promotional videos Toei posted earlier this week:

 

 

 

 

 

Time To Celebrate – National Underwear Day!

It’s National Underwear Day today and that means it’s time for us to share our favorite underwear/panty shots with you! We have underwear-masked anarchists, panty-wielding angels, and more in this list! And of course, you can find and stream all of these shows on FUNimation.com!

 

 

SHIMONETA: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist

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Kicking off the list is SHIMONETA: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist, one of the latest additions to the FUNimation roster in the Summer Simulcast Season! SHIMONETA takes place in a boring world where the concept of dirty jokes doesn’t exist, and one intrepid woman, the lewd vigilanted Blue Snow, dons a panty mask to stand up against censorship by committing acts of obscene terror!

 

 

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Flying Panties | Episode 2
 

The classic and most famous scene from Heaven’s Lost Property— flying panties! Our protagonist Tomoki is a perv with a heart of gold, but sometimes his perverted desires get out of hand…

 

 

 

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Panty and Stocking’s Transformation | Episode 1
 

You can’t talk about underwear without PSG! Panty and Stocking are nasty angels who were banished from the pearly gates for being foul-mouthed bad girls! Now they spend their days hunting ghosts in the lecherous abyss between Heaven and Earth. Watch their beautiful transformation which involves taking off the national day namesake!

 

 

 

Dragon Ball

When You Wish For Panties… | Episode 12
 

In the original Dragon Ball, Goku and Bulma set out to find the mystical Dragon Balls and make wishes that are out of this world. But what do you do when bad guys find them first and set out to make wishes that could threaten the world? Why the only logical thing of course: wish first for more important things…

 

 

 

One Piece

Steal That Underwear! | Episode 322
 

Sometimes, you have to twist a person’s arm to make them join your pirate crew, and that is exactly what Luffy did when he wanted Franky to join his crew. How did he go about that? Why the only logical way of course: by taking his underwear!

 

 

 

Honorable Mention: Strike Witches

They’re Not Panties…
 

The gun-toting, butt-kicking ladies of Strike Witches wear no pants, so their garments are on full display for most of the series. However, technically this shouldn’t be considered a panty shot because, as the girls explain, “they’re not panties, so it’s not embarrassing!” They’re trousers!

 

 

What are your favorite FUNimation Panty/Underwear shots in celebration of National Underwear Day?

FUNimation At The Movies – 009 Re:Cyborg

It’s that time again, FUNimation at the Movies!

This month, we have a high-action, high-drama reboot of a classic, 009 Re:Cyborg! The crew reunites once again to root out terrorism that troubles the world!

 

 

Synopsis:

From Kenji Kamiyama, the visionary director behind Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, comes a gripping, visually captivating sci-fi thriller.

 

Many years ago, nine humans were captured and transformed into cyborgs for the purposes of becoming agents of evil. Instead, they rebelled; becoming champions of justice anytime the earth was in need.

 

Now, in a post-9/11 world, the meaning of “justice” has become clouded. The cyborgs, untouched by time, and some without memory of their status as heroes, have since taken up lives as ordinary civilians. But when a mysterious force known only as “His Voice” compels people across the world to commit unspeakable acts of violence, even Cyborg 009, Joe Shimamura, falls victim to the irresistible faceless power.

 

In an era when cyber-terrorism is rapidly advancing, how can the cyborgs combat an enemy that has no face and seemingly no motive?

 

 

Catch FREE screenings of the movie, 009 Re:Cyborg (before it hits Blu-ray and DVD, July 28th!) at the following Alamo Drafthouse Theaters. Click on the showtimes to reserve your seat!

 

 

 July 13th

 

 

 July 14th:

 

 

July 20th:

 

  • Houston, TX (Vintage Park)10:00 PM

 

July 28th:

 

  • Austin, TX (Village) –  7:00 PM

 


*FUNimation at the Movies is a free screening program. If you have secured a theater location and would like to participate in the program, please contact us via [email protected].

 

Splash into summer with the Free! Dub and Swim Meet!

More big news for Free! -Eternal Summer- fans! Last week we revealed the release date for the Free! -Eternal Summer- DVD/Blu-ray release (which you can pre-order now!). We also announced that we’ll be streaming the dub for FUNimation Streaming Service subscribers early, so that fans can be the first to watch the dub ahead of the home video release. What’s the best way to drool over over dripping wet triceps…?

 

A watch party with friends, of course!

FUNimation will be presenting the Free! Swim Meet, a livestream watch party on June 26 at 8 PM ET/7 PM CT, hosted by Lauren Moore and members of the FUNimation team working on the release for Free! -Eternal Summer-, Roger Young, Michele Sontag, and Tara Tawater!

 

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Watch the premiere of the first dub episode on the FUNimation Streaming Service along with us. There’ll be plenty of fangirling (and fanboying!), some behind-the-scenes looks at what’s going in with Free! -Eternal Summer- at FUNimation, and giveaways of awesome, rare swimming anime prizes you can’t get anywhere else!

 

And we want YOU to host your own Swim Meet!

Get with your friends, make it a party, and send us your pictures via Facebook or on Twitter using #FreeSwimMeet! We’ll share and retweet your get-togethers to the world.

 

Here are a few party ideas for inspiration:

  • Decorate with your favorite Free! merch, and don’t forget to invite your most athletically-inclined male friends!
  • Haru’s birthday on June 30. Turn your watch party into a birthday party with a cake for everyone’s favorite water lover!
  • Mix up some drinks (adult or otherwise—drink responsibly) with the theme colors of your favorite characters—check out our recipes below the cut!

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Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ – Sabat Behind The Scenes!

We’ve got a sneak peek inside the VO booth to share with you! Local DFW news source, CW33, captured a special, behind the scenes interview with Christopher R. Sabat, for the upcoming movie Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’. The original post can be found here.

 

Christopher R. Sabat, who is the ADR director for the movie and is the voice actor for Vegeta and Piccolo, gives a short look into the process of  recording English dubs for anime over at his recording studio, Okratron 5000. Click on the image below for the full article and to check out the video!

 

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Sign up on dragonballz.com for more information of the release of Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ and stay tuned to our blog for more updates and extras with the movie!

 

Hyperdimension Neptunia: Blanc and Group

Since we’re so excited that Hyperdimension Neptunia is out Blu-ray/DVD now, we have the mother of all wallpaper packs for you: Blanc, to complete the goddess set, along with the whole group together! Click here to get the complete set of all wallpapers in the size you need!

 

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Representing the cute and colorful kingdom of Lowee, Blanc is surprisingly quiet and stoic, with a passion for reading. Despite her strict exterior, she cares deeply for her little sisters Rom and Ram. However, when she transforms into White Heart, her quiet nature becomes white-hot, and she can become hot-headed and angry in her righteous fury.

 

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It’s an anime based on a video game series about your favorite video game consoles reimagined as anime-style characters— Hyperdimension Neptunia is just about the most meta video game anime you’ll ever see! In the world of Gamindustri (yes, that’s the location of this anime), each kingdom, named after a famous video game console, is ruled by a goddess (representing a home console) and her little sister(s) (representing handhelds), as they have tons of fun game-inspired adventures. If you’ve ever thought about what your P*4 or *box would be like as a cute anime girl (yeah, we totally have), check out this series!

You can order the Blu-ray/DVD set here!

 

FUNimation at the Movies: Noragami!

 

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It’s that time again, FUNimation at the Movies!

This month, we’ve got a show we can all relate to, Noragami! It’s the story of Yato, a minor God who is down-on-his luck. No followers, no shrines, no money. We’ve all been there, right?

 

 

Synopsis
Yato may just be a minor god now, but he’s determined to make it big and he’s got a plan. Unfortunately, things just don’t seem to be going his way. He doesn’t have a single shrine dedicated to him, his partner has just quit, and now he’s got to find a new divine weapon. Just when things look bleak, he meets a girl named Hiyori and changes her life forever.

 

 

 

Catch FREE screenings of the first 4 episodes of  Noragami (before the series hits Blu-ray and DVD, July 7th!) at the following Alamo Drafthouse Theaters. Click on the showtimes to reserve your seat!

 

 

 June 16th

 

 June 18th:

 

June 22nd:

 

June 23

  • Austin, TX (Village) –  7:05 pm


*FUNimation at the Movies is a free screening program. If you have secured a theater location and would like to participate in the program, please contact us via [email protected].

 

The Cutest Final Form – Golden Frieza Funko Pop! Vinyl

Just in time for Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’, Funko has announced a Golden Frieza Pop! Vinyl Figure in their second wave of Comic-Con International: San Diego exclusives!

 

More details about this figure, and other Comic-Con exclusive Funko Pop! Vinyls, can be found on their website here!

 

Make sure to stay tuned to our blog for all things Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’!