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Chibi-fy Your Desktop: PUCHIM@S Wallpapers

We can’t wait for the upcoming release of PUCHIM@S on May 19! What could be better than bringing home the  FUNimation Exclusive DVD and watching these cute chibi-chicks in marathon mode? How about having these Puchidols invade your desktop or mobile with some adorable wallpapers! Click here to download the right size for your screen.

 

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You can pre-order your own DVD set now! Coming May 19!

 

Check Out the Genetically Enhanced Second Season of FREEZING…

Sexy sci-fi hit Freezing is back for a second season! As of today, Freezing Vibration is now available uncensored on Blu-ray and DVD. We thought we’d celebrate—and tease you all –with just a few GIFs from the Genetically Enhanced Second Season!

 

Get your copy today—and don’t forget to order the FUNimation Exclusive Edition, so that you’ll receive a limited-run Freezing Vibration calendar featuring North America-exclusive art straight from the anime studio in Japan! It’s limited to 500 units and when they’re gone, they’re gone for good!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Synopsis

The pulse-pounding action continues in this thrilling second season of the eye-popping sci-fi series that Sankaku Complex calls ”seriously hot.”

Satellizer el Bridget and some of the most powerful – and desirable – Pandoras in the world are summoned to a secret base in the wilds of Alaska. These gorgeous warriors arrive primed for battle, but they soon discover the true purpose for their presence: to assist the clandestine Chevalier organization in forging a new breed of soldier – E-Pandoras! Once normal girls, these eager beauties volunteered to have their bodies genetically-enhanced in order to join the fight against the deadly alien invaders plaguing the planet. But there’s more to becoming a superhuman battle vixen than tattered uniforms and sultry slugfests. Rumors of heinous experimentation haunt the E-Pandora project, and only Satellizer and her loyal companion Kazuya can unravel the mystery before it’s too late!

 

Click here to buy your copy today!

 

What’s your Elemental Alignment?

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It’s International Tabletop Day, and we’re celebrating with our newest anime release all about games— D-Frag! Take our quiz!

 

In the show, the crazy girls of the Game Creation Club (Provisional) all claim to be fantasy magic users channeling elementals— the water girl “attacks” people by forcing them to drink water, the lightning girl uses a taser, etc. You know, just like your normal friends.

 

Take our D-Frag! quiz to find out which elemental YOU’RE channeling, based on your game-playing habits! Also, check out the clip this quiz is based on below.

 

Have you pre-ordered D-Frag! yet? Remember that if you do, we’ll be sending you a free digital artbook with tons of exclusive artwork just for pre-ordering! The Blu-ray/DVD complete series streets 4/28.  Click here to pre-order now! (more…)

Interview with Kamisama Kiss Manga Artist – Julietta Suzuki – Part 2

Kamisama Kiss 2_key artA few months ago, we asked fans to send us their questions for Julietta Suzuki–the manga artist for Kamisama Kiss. We compiled your questions and she was kind enough to take time out of her busy schedule to answer them. Check out part 2 of our interview below. Click here to see part 1.

 

5) Who is your favorite character, and who is your favorite to draw?

 

I can’t choose a favorite, but the ones I find easier to draw are the characters who are candidly self-assertive. Characters like Mizuki and Akura-oh and Yatori clearly communicate with those around them about the actions they want to take, so it feels refreshing to draw them.

 

6) What advice would you give to an aspiring manga artist? When was it that you decided to focus on purely being a mangaka? Did your family and friends support you, and are they fans of manga?

 

My family didn’t view my drawing manga in a particularly favorable light, so I used to draw in secret, trying to keep it hidden as much as possible. The worlds and ideas that burgeoned within me during that period when I was a girl and my habit of mentally filing away the beautiful things that I come across would later on serve to fuel my stories. A sensitive soul is a rare and valuable thing. Please nurture it with love and care.

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Announcing: Tokyo Ghoul Kaneki Figure Coming to North America!

Hey Tokyo Ghoul fans! FUNimation is thrilled to offer you a first look at something very exciting from Kotobukiya: a new Tokyo Ghoul figure —  coming to North America!

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KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import!  The latest new addition to the ARTFXJ lineup (a bold expansion designed “to bring classic Japanese characters to their fans worldwide”) is the horror manga and anime property Tokyo Ghoul, featuring the story of a young man who’s turned into a half-ghoul and discovers a world he never knew existed.  The first ARTFXJ presentation is the main character in his fully expressed half-ghoul state, KEN KANEKI AWAKENED VER.!

 

Once a normal university freshman, Ken received the transplant of a ghoul organ which gave him his abilities and alternate form which he shows off here.  The half-ghoul stands on a broken rubble base in a relaxed pose, ready to attack.  Ken wears a tattered gray shirt and white shorts… but that’s just the remains of his human life.  Crawling up his neck and over his face is his horrific ghoul mask complete with eye patch, though his rictus grin and one solid black eye are exposed.  Of course, being awakened means that the half-ghoul’s “kagune” is released; Ken’s takes the form of four thick, tongue-like tentacles protruding from his back and undulating around him!  A highly detailed sculpt and masterful paint applications make the half man/half monster a truly impressive display piece.

 

Take a look at these gorgeous, never-before-seen images of Ken Kaneki Awakened Ver., below!

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Interview with Kamisama Kiss Manga Artist – Julietta Sukuzi – Part 1

Kamisama Kiss 2_key artA few months ago, we asked fans to send us their questions for Julietta Suzuki–the manga artist for Kamisama Kiss. We compiled your questions and she was kind enough to take time out of her busy schedule to answer them. Check out part 1 of the interview below!

 

1) Can you tell us a bit about your inspiration for the series? How did you come up with this plot, and what made you decide to write a romantic comedy with Japanese mythology elements?

 

Back in 2008, Hana to Yume didn’t have a Japanesque manga series at the time, so I thought I would do one.

 

I also created the story hoping that my readers would enjoy the contrast of having a modern high school girl wander into the world of shrines, where time has almost stood still.

 

2) Nanami is a very strong and well-defined heroine! Do you have any inspirations for her personality?

 

Nanami is the outsider who has wandered into this other world, so she needed to have the strength to not be passive and to move the story forward of her own volition. Her optimistic attitude is also the polar opposite of Tomoe, so I think that makes for a good relationship. The more seriously Tomoe takes things, the more it makes Nanami’s character shine.

 

3) Kamisama Kiss is full of very colorful and interesting characters from Japanese mythology. How do you come up with your own ideas and interpretation for the gods and demons in this world? (For example, the idea of the tengu Kurama pretending to be a fallen angel pop star is very interesting and unexpected!) Is it difficult?

 

Coming up with the initial roster of characters who make regular appearances was hard, but the characters who show up later weren’t so difficult. I’ve had fun with the process of putting my own twist on existing yokai.

 

4) Can you tell us your reaction to the popularity of Kamisama Kiss in North America, especially given the cultural differences between Japan and America? Have you seen the translations of the manga or anime, such as the English dub?

 

The English version of the “Kamisama Kiss” comic gets delivered to my house on a regular basis, so I always read them. Much of the material isn’t depicted in a way that’s easily accessible for people who aren’t familiar with the culture of Japan, so I always feel such gratitude and respect for the bigheartedness of my overseas readers, who accept that and love the series just as it is. It makes me really happy!

 

 

Come back later this week for part 2 of our interview with Julietta Suzuki! Kamisama Kiss Season 2 has just finished its simulcast run, so now would be a perfect time to marathon episodes of the series.

 

Don’t forget we also have the Broadcast Dub of the series currently releasing on our site for All-AccessPass members! Click here for more information.

 

 

Kuma Shock! We’ve Got Yurikuma Arashi Ringtones!

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Sad that Yurikuma Arashi is over? Don’t give up on your love just yet —  we’ve got ringtones to keep you strong!

 

OFFICIAL RINGTONE:

 

©2015 Ikunigomamonaka/Yurikumanikuru. Licensed by FUNimationÆ Productions, Ltd. All Rights Reserved. 

 

OFFICIAL KUMA SHOCK:

 

©2015 Ikunigomamonaka/Yurikumanikuru. Licensed by FUNimationÆ Productions, Ltd. All Rights Reserved. 
 

Just right-click on the players and download the audio, gao gao! Or download the .zip file here! Also keep an eye out on the official Yurikuma Arashi page — we’ll have the downloadable files uploaded there soon as well!

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Don’t forget! While the simulcast may be over, the broadcast dub is just warming up! Binge watch the current dubbed episodes and keep your love alive!

 

The Scramble for Porn Mags in Space Board Game – Back it Now on Fragstarter!

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By FUNimation and the Game Creation Club (Provisional)

“Let the adventure begin!.. Soar to the outer reaches of the known universe in search of space porn!”

 

Scramble for Porn Mags in Space is the revolutionary and truly life-changing board game featured in D-Frag!, and a perennial favorite of the members of the Game Creation Club (provisional), but this game is only the stuff of fiction and has never existed in real life… until now.

 

 

About this project

 

“It’s the Year X… in the Golden Age of Space Travel.

 

Having made contact with aliens, Earthlings became exemplars of interplanetary trade. Alas, however hard they tried, one item remained perpetually out of reach. Some alien porn mags were rated for ages 200 and up, making them impossible for humans to obtain.

 

That’s when the Porn Magazine Delivery Service took to the scene… Braving danger… they are specialists at slipping through Space Customs. This is a game.. a game about becoming one such erotic magazine hunter.. and carrying your contraband to the goal!

 

Between the sci-fi framework and the keywords “porn mag” in the title, this revolutionary game will attract perverts from all over the world!”

 

Scramble for Porn Mags in Space is a four-player game of wits and strategy and all that good stuff, as far as we can tell (the rules are very complicated, from what we can tell in the show).

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VR Gaming with KOR-FX – Let’s Play Alien Isolation!

Here’s the long and short of it: I don’t play scary games. I’m a huge wimp and I know my limits, thank you very much. Yet, I keep getting called back to play those kinds of titles while wearing the KOR-FX Immersive Gaming Vest… and I keep agreeing. Why? Because despite my crushing wimpiness, I actually have a lot of fun with it.

 

When I was first asked to try out the vest, the team set me up to play the Silent Hills demo, P.T.

(THANKS, GUYS.) Playing the game was terrifying. Feeling the game was an entirely different beast, as evidenced by the image below.

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Hint: I’m the flailing creature on the left.

This time around,  I suited up to play Alien Isolation. Not exactly a “scary” game, but scary enough for me. I was thrown in at about the 40-minute mark and though I didn’t encounter a huge amount of actual Aliens at that point, I almost didn’t need to. The vest allowed me to experience a real level of tension that was both nerve-racking and exhilarating. Check out some of the highlights from my playthrough and see why my mom is so proud of me:

 

Some of you may be asking, “What is the KOR-FX vest?” so I’ve got a quick break-down for you:

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Battle of the Best – You Decide BEST GIRL!

In the spirit of bracket season, we’ve decided to hold two tournaments to decide Best Boy and Best Girl. As you might have predicted, Goku (Dragon Ball Z) won the title of Best Boy for the Battle of the Best. Now, it’s time for the girls to shine!

 

So, which girl do you think is best? Who’s your number 1 waifu? The most moe? The one that makes your heart doki-doki. Decide now with your votes!

 

Come back each day to vote for your number 1 so she makes it to the next round! She’s counting on you!