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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’!

 

Hyperdimension Neptunia Wallpapers: Noire and Vert

Are you ready for a double dose of Hyperdimension Neptunia wallpapers? This week we feature two Goddesses, Noire and Vert, with their own special wallpapers! Loot the right size for your desktop screen here.

 

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Twintails and zettai ryouiki? Yep, Noire is a classic tsundere through-and-through. She’s the goddess of Lastation, a slick, futuristic kingdom that harkens back to the advanced video game console it’s based on. Noire is very responsible and hardworking, but her straightforwardness hides her soft and adorable cosplay-loving side… When she transforms into Black Heart, she’s… still pretty tsundere!

 

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Vert is the goddess of the expansive kingdom of Leanbox, and her lovely figure compliments her impressive… processing power that the video game console she’s based on is known for. She’s definitely the most mature of all the goddesses, and even though she doesn’t have any little sisters in her kingdom, she’s something of an older sister-type character. When she transforms into Green Heart, she can be a bit more prideful.

 

 

You can pre-order the Blu-ray/DVD set here! Coming out on June 9th!

 

English Cast Announcement & Sneak Peek: Ninja Slayer

Those of you who attended Anime Central or Otafest this past weekend may have gotten a sneak peek at the Ninja Slayer Broadcast Dub cast! For those of you who weren’t at either convention, or didn’t make it to the FUNimation panels, here it is!

 

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From Kill la Kill’s radical Studio Trigger comes a badass and outrageous ninja anime that kicks reason to the curb with a screaming “WASSHOI!”

 

Ninjas. Karate. Sushi. The dystopian cyber underworld of Neo-Saitama is ruled from the shadows by an intricate web of drugs, yakuza gangs, and evil syndicate ninjas wielding fearsome “karate.” In a sea of the blood of his enemies, a lone maverick stands. NINJA SLAYER is a ninja who kills other ninjas in the name of ninja vengeance. A former salaryman whose family was killed by evil ninjas, Ninja Slayer cheats death and casts away his past to embrace the dark, mystical NINJA SOUL, a mysterious spirit that grants him great power in his quest for revenge. But will this bloodthirsty spirit consume Ninja Slayer before his enemies are all “dead on departure?” Domo. I’m Ninja Slayer.

 

CAST
FUJIKIDO KENJI (NINJA SLAYER)…       Christopher R. Sabat
LAOMOTO KHAN Bill Jenkins
DARKNINJA Chris Ryan
NARRATOR Kent Williams
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ADR DIRECTOR Tyler Walker
ADR ENGINEERS Patrick Morphy & Kyle Phillips

 

The catch the FIRST Broadcast Dub episode this Thursday, 5/21 @ 9:00 am CST at FUNimation.com/spring! Can’t wait until Thursday to get a taste of the dub? Check out this sneak preview:

 


 

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)

 

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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!

 

 

 

Hyperdimension Neptunia Wallpapers: Neptune

Get your desktop a game face with some wallpapers from Hyperdimension Neptunia! Every week in May, we’ll be dropping a treasure chest of wallpapers of a Goddess; this week we’re featuring Neptune! You can grab the right size for your desktop screen right here!

 

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Neptune, hailing from the kingdom of Planeptune, is our protagonist, and she’s something of a forgotten goddess. The goddesses, of course, are based on video game consoles, but you might notice that Neptune and Planeptune don’t sound like any real console that ever actually existed.) Neptune cares more about playing games and snacking on pudding than handling her royal duties of looking after her kingdom or increasing her popularity, but when she transforms into Purple Heart, she becomes highly dependable and totally kickass— a completely 180!

 

You can pre-order the Blu-ray/DVD set here! Coming out on June 9th!