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Free! ES Contest – Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Free!

Valentine’s Day is coming—and so is the Blu-ray/DVD release of Free! -Eternal Summer-, complete series + OVA! To celebrate both, we’re asking you to show your LOVE for your fave Free! boy—or pairs of boys, that’s cool too! And yes, we’re giving away prizes, of course!

 

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You may remember all the celebration pics we took over the last year commemorating our favorite swimboys’ birthdays. We had a blast making homemade desserts and setting up perfect photos of the Iwatobi and Samezuka boys’ special days. We want to see how you’ll celebrate this Valentine’s Day in the best way possible—surrounded by totems or romantic Valentine’s dinners with your favorite good-looking 2D swimmers. And hey, if you aren’t really into the idea of loving any one Free! boy, we’ll totally take celebratory photos of your favorite pairs of boys…

 

Free! Mokoto Birthday Celebration Free! Rei Birthday Celebration
Free! Sosuke Birthday Celebration Free! Haru Birthday Celebration
Free! Nagisa Birthday Celebration Free! Rei Birthday Celebration

 

 

Send us your pics of how YOU’RE celebrating Valentine’s day with your favorite Free! boy(s) by February 15, and we’ll share them on the Free! ES Facebook page and Tumblr! Also, we’ll giving away a prize pack of Free! ES merchandise (as we always do with this show) to our favorite entry.

 

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How can you submit? We’re giving you a ton of ways where we’ll repost entries as we get them and share the final set the day after Valentine’s:

 

 

Looking to actually spend some quality time with Free! -Eternal Summer-? Don’t forget to grab the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack, which includes the full season + the exclusive never-before-streamed water gun fight OVA full episode! The Limited and Premium Editions come with a gorgeous water gloss box reminiscent of the Japanese releases, and all sets include both the English dub AND the original Japanese with English subtitles. Pre-order here!

 

See full contest rules here.

Poll of the Week – What Is Your Favorite Mecha?

Evangelion 3.33 is finally coming out and to celebrate, we want to see which anime mecha is your favorite of all time in this weekly poll! A mecha in this case is considered to be a bipedal, humanoid mechanized, giant robot that is controlled by a human/humanoid pilot. We’re including mechas from all over anime (not just Funimation titles) also, but if your favorite mecha isn’t there, feel free to add it as an other!

 

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Poll of the Week – Vote For Broadcast Dubs on Dubbletalk!

Season 4 of Dubbletalk is coming to a close and we’re gearing up for Season 5. This time, we’re letting the fans vote on which Broadcast dubbed anime they want to watch! The top 3 shows will be chosen and will be talked about during all of season 5 of Dubbletalk, so make sure you get your voice heard.

 

http://funi.to/dubbletalks5

 

Also we’ll be giving out Lootcrate boxes to 5 random participants, so at the end of the poll, put your email in and hope for the best!

 

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Assassination Classroom Season 2 Dimension W
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Divine Gate Pandora in the Crimson Shell Ghost Urn
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Time To Celebrate – Penguin Awareness Day

It’s Penguin Awareness Day today and that means it’s time for us to share our favorite tuxedo-ed animals in anime: penguins! (Pandas are a close 2nd, while Zebras are 3rd.) We’re going to show off the cutest and best-dressed of animals yet clumsiest of walking animals within our Funimation titles! And of course, you can find and stream all of these shows on Funimation.com!

 

 

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Baby Penguins

 

We start the list off with the cutest of entrants: Baby Penguins. Get your hearts ready as these penguins even melt the hearts of hardened soldiers that are in the midst of fighting. Who needs war when you can have baby penguins?

 

 

 

 

Daimidaler: Prince vs Penguin Empire

Front-tailed Penguins

 

Next on the list are a more strange variant of penguins. These penguins aren’t friendly like many other types of penguins. In fact they’re down-right perverted and inappropriate! And let’s just say that their tails are in the front and they like to display them proudly…

 

 

 

 

 

Neon Genesis Evangelion

Pen Pen

 

Coming up now is the animal mascot of the famed Neon Genesis Evangelion series and movies, Pen Pen! He is the warm-water penguin roommate of the lively Misato. Too bad he’s not too keen on new roommates…

 

 

 

 

Free! Eternal Summer

Nagisa Loves Penguins

 

Finally we end on a short dreamland. Nagisa from Free! shows us a true paradise – living in harmony with penguins.

 

 


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

 

Poll of the Week – Which Winter 2016 Simulcast Are You Most Excited For?

This new year, we want to ask you, the fans, what you enjoy every week about our simulcast season! We’ll be asking all types of questions from ‘which simulcast are you excited for’ to ‘favorite main character’ and of course even more as the season rolls on!

 

Take the poll here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5Q7N9ZW

 

 

UPDATE – The winners have been announced! Thanks for participating!

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FUNimation Fan Favorites Results

FUNimation Fan Favorites 2015

 

After nearly two weeks of voting, the fans have spoken. As we kick off 2016 with our Winter Season, we hope you enjoyed your holidays and a wonderful year full of great anime simulcasts and broadcast dubs. We look forward to bringing you even more great anime in the new year, but it’s finally time to bestow the honors upon your favorites of 2015. Remember, all winners were picked by you, the fans, so if you don’t agree with every category, be sure to voice your opinions! Now, without further ado…

 

Favorite Opening/Ending:

Noragami Aragoto

Favorite Hero:

Natsu (Fairy Tail)

Favorite Villain:

Koro-Sensei (Assassination Classroom)

Favorite Non-Human Character:

Yato (Noragami Aragoto)

Favorite Weapon/Ability:

Fire Magic (Fairy Tail)

Favorite Fight Scene:

Natsu vs Rogue & Sting (Fairy Tail)

Favorite Story:

Noragami Aragoto

Favorite Soundtrack:

Noragami Aragoto

Favorite Simulcast:

Fairy Tail

Favorite Broadcast Dub:

Noragami Aragoto

Fan Favorites Images

Today (1/4/16) is the last day to vote in the 2015 Funimation Fan Favorites award to see what are your favorite shows, characters, and moments from our 2015 simulcast and broadcast dub seasons. You can take place in the voting

Below are clips and gifs which should help you in the voting process. You can also start your 14-day free trial to our streaming service right now to see why these shows are at the top!

 

Favorite Opening/Ending

 

 Noragami Aragoto Opening

 

Death Parade Opening

 

Blood Blockade Battlefront Ending

 

Gangsta. Opening

 

 

 

Favorite Hero

Yato – Noragami Aragoto
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Natsu – Fairy Tail
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Nagisa – Assassination Classroom
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Kaneki – Tokyo Ghoul Route √A
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Favorite Villain

 

Koro- Sensei – Assassination Classroom
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Zeref – Fairy Tail
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Femt/King of Depravity – Blood Blockade Battlefront
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Kugaha – Noragami Aragoto
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Favorite Non-Human Character

 

Koro-Sensei – Assassination Classroom
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Decim – Death Parade
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Yato – Noragami Aragoto
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Mikaela Hyakuya – Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign

 

 

 

Favorite Weapon/Ability

 

Yoichi’s Bow – Seraph of the End

Koro-Sensei’s Abilities – Assassination Classroom

Natsu’s Fire Abilities – Fairy Tail

Yukine – Noragami Aragoto

 

 

 

Favorite Fight Scene

 

Yato vs BishamonNoragami Aragoto

Natsu vs Rogue and StingFairy Tail

Ninja Slayer vs Laomoto KhanNinja Slayer

Daryun vs Lord SilvermaskThe Heroic Legend of Arslan

 

 

 

Favorite Story

 

Death Parade

Noragami Aragoto

Seraph of the End

Assassination Classroom

 

 

Favorite Soundtrack

 

 

Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign

Blood Blockade Battlefront

Noragami Aragoto

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Death Parade

 

Favorite Simulcast (Subbed)

 

 

Noragami Aragoto

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Fairy Tail

Assassination Classroom

Death Parade

 

Favorite Broadcast Dub (English)

 

 

Assassination Classroom

Blood Blockade Battlefront

Death Parade

Noragami Aragoto

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FUNimation Fan Awards 2015 – VOTE NOW!

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We want YOU to vote for your favorite things about 2015! So much happened from the Aogiri Tree accepting new candidates in Tokyo Ghoul √A to Zapp bringing the pain in Blood Blockade Battlefront, as well as more simulcasts than ever before! Now it is time for the fans to voice their opinions on what they loved here on our end of year poll.

 

Well after sending us your nominations, it’s finally time to cast your vote for your favorite shows, characters, and moments from FUNimation’s 2015 simulcasts and broadcast dubs. The voting period will run from now until Monday, January 4th, 2016. We’ll then announce the results in a follow-up blog post later on!

 

Be sure to hit up these shows again to get a refresher if it’s been a while. If you haven’t yet done so, you can also start your 14-day free trial to our streaming service right now! There’s never been a better time to catch up on the year’s best shows than now.

 

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FUNimation Fan Favorites 2015

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We want YOU to vote for your favorite things about 2015! So much happened from the Aogiri Tree accepting new candidates in Tokyo Ghoul √A to Zapp bringing the pain in Blood Blockade Battlefront, as well as more simulcasts than ever before! Now it is time for the fans to voice their opinions on what they loved here on our end of year poll.

 

So you’re probably wondering what the categories are? It was difficult to keep it down to only ten for this year, but we think this is a good balance that you’ll enjoy. Of course, if you feel differently let us know and we’ll take it into consideration for the next time we do this. So, without further ado, here are the ten categories for the 2015 Simulcast Year:

 

  • Favorite Opening/Ending
  • Favorite Hero
  • Favorite Villain
  • Favorite Non-Human Character
  • Favorite Weapon/Special Ability
  • Favorite Fight Scene
  • Favorite Story
  • Favorite Soundtrack
  • Favorite Simulcast
  • Favorite Broadcast Dub

 

Submit no more than four entries per category (please list the category first, followed by your four nominees) through these methods:

  1. Comments section on this post
  2. Facebook post
  3. Twitter – using the hashtag “#FUNimationFavorites”
  4. Email us at [email protected] (with the subject line of “FUNimation Fan Favorites”)

 

 

We will be accepting submissions until 3pm CT, Wednesday, December 23rd. Then on later that day, we will reveal the four nominees for each category. You will then be able to vote on your favorites right here, and we will be accepting votes until Sunday, January 3rd. Finally, on Monday, January 4th, we’ll reveal who you picked as the favorite in each category.

 

 

If all of that was too much to digest, here’s the tl;dr schedule to make things easier:

  • December 21st – December 23rd: Nominee Submission Period
  • December 23rd – January 3rd: Voting Period
  • January 4th – Your favorites announced

 

 

If you would like to check what shows are eligible, please take a look at the four different season pages below:

 

World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman

Samurai Warriors

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Yatterman Night

Absolute Duo

Yona of the Dawn

Maria the Virgin Witch

Cutie High Earth Defense Club LOVE!

Garo the Animation

Yurikuma Arashi

 Kamisama Kiss

The Rolling Girls

Assassination Classroom Death Parade Tokyo Ghoul √A

 

 

Be sure to check back here on Wednesday, December 23rd to see the final list of nominees and submit your vote for the FUNimation Fan Favorites 2015!

 

Enter Now to Win an Anime Voice Acting Experience!

 

Calling all FUNimation Streaming Service subscribers! If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be a FUNimation voice actor, we’re giving you a chance to find out with our Voice Acting Experience Sweepstakes! All FUNimation Streaming Service subscribers are eligible for entry, and one lucky winner will be selected to visit FUNimation’s headquarters in Dallas for a voice recording session with one of our audio directors.

 

Head to http://www.funimation.com/voicerolesweeps now to enter!

 

Hurry, last day for entry is 12/13/15. Good luck!