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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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Snow White with the Red Hair
Assassination Classroom Season 2 Dimension W
Dimension W Loser 9-Hit Combo Fight
Divine Gate Pandora in the Crimson Shell Ghost Urn
Pandora in the Crimson Shell Ghost Urn
Dagashi Kashi Prince of Stride: Alternative
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Big Fun in a Small Wisconsin Town – Daisho Con

Definition: daishō (大小 daishō?) - literally “big-little”. Even though this convention is in a “little” Wisconsin town, Daisho Con is grand time and FUNimation intends to make it even bigger! We have big panels and big screenings on the way!

 

 

 

PANELS

 

 

FUNimation Peep Show (18+) | Friday, November 20th | 10:00pm – 11:00pm | Panel Room 4

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, November 21st | 1:00pm – 2:00pm | Panel Room 3

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!
 
 
 

SCREENINGS

 

 

Ghost in the Shell: Arise

 

Episodes 1 & 2 | Friday, November 20th | AMC Theater 8 | 6:00pm
 
 

Synopsis: In this highly anticipated prequel set in the year after the fourth World War, cyborg and hacker Motoko Kusanagi finds herself wrapped up in the investigation of a devastating bombing. But she’s not the only one looking for answers—as she delves deeper into the mystery of who is behind the attack, a specialized team unlike any before begins to take shape.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lord Marksman and Vanadis

 

Episodes English Dub Premiere 1-4 | Saturday, November 21st | AMC Theater 8 | 3:00pm
 
 

Synopsis: Tigre, a young noble, is captured by a beautiful female general from an enemy country. Though enchanting, her curves aren’t the only dangerous thing about her. She’s backed by an army of desirable warrior-goddesses called the Vanadis. Can the valiant Tigre survive the action-packed blend of fantasy and fan service!?

 

 

 

 

Fall Broadcast Dub English Cast Announcement – Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign (Season 1 Part 2)!

Seraph S1P2 KeyartSeraph of the End: Vampire Reign (Season 1 Part 2) is keeping the Dubbletalk Block sharp with its Cursed Gear and new Broadcast Dub when it premieres on Wednesday, November 11th at 8:30pm ET! We have your first look at the English cast for the series down below as well as a sneak peek of the dub!

 

Summary:

The battle between humans and vampires continues in Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign Part 2. After the Shinjuku Battle, Yuichiro reunites with Mikaela only to discover he’s been turned into a vampire. To save what’s left of his family and protect his new friends, Yuichiro desperately tries to find a way to return vampires to their human forms. His search becomes a race against time when Kureto reveals to Guren that in one month, the main unit of the vampire army will start attacking Tokyo. There’s no time to waste, the real fight is about to begin!

 

 

CAST
FERID  Eric Vale
MIKAELA  Justin Briner
YUICHIRO  Micah Solusod
GUREN  Dave Trosko
YOICHI  Chris Burnett
SHINOA  Felecia Angelle
YAMANAKA  Seth Magill
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CREW
ADR Director  Jerry Jewell
ADR Engineers  William Dewell and Jose Sandoval
Lead Writer  Monica Rial

 

 

Scary Good Times at Comikaze and Youmacon

Boo! This Halloween weekend, FUNimation will be bringing the fun and the fright with amazing deals and panels! We’ll be at two conventions: Stan Lee’ s Comikaze Expo in Los Angeles and Youmacon in Detroit.

 

Panels

 

FUNimation Peep Show (18+) | Friday, October 30th | 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Location: 502A

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, October 31st | 10:00am – 11:00am | Location: 511ABC

From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news, info, and announcements from North America’s largest anime distributor—FUNimation. 

 

 

FUNimation Favorites | Sunday, November 1st | 11:00am – 11:30am | Location: 513

FUNimation takes 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!

 

 

 

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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 18 FUNimation-exclusive pins!
    • Earn more lucky draws at $125 purchases and $200 purchases!
  • Free collectible bag with every purchase!

 

 

 

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Panels

 

FUNimation Industry Panel | Friday, October 3oth | 4:30pm – 6:30pm | Location: Panel Room E- Grand Ballroom A (Cobo Hall)

From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news, info, and announcements from North America’s largest anime distributor—FUNimation. 

 

 

FUNimation Favorites | Saturday, October 31st | 5:00pm – 7:00pm | Location: Panel Room F- 250 (Cobo Hall)

FUNimation takes 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!

 

 

 

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 18 FUNimation-exclusive pins!
    • Earn more lucky draws at $125 purchases and $200 purchases!
  • Free collectible bag with every purchase!

 

 

 

Special Trick or Treat Event – Find Goku!

 

Throughout the weekend, numerous Super Sayian God Goku Funko Pop dolls will be hidden around the convention centers in both Comikaze and Youmacon!

 

Take a selfie where you find one, Post to Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #DBZhalloween, then bring him back to the FUNimation Booth to receive a special prize!!!!

 

 

 

English Dub Premiere

 

 

Danganronpa: The Animation will premiere at both cons including Oni-Con in Galveston!

 

Youmacon | Friday, October 30th | 7:00pm – 9:00pm | Panel Room G-251
 
Oni-Con | Saturday, October 31st | 3:00pm – 5:00pm | Panel Room 1 (Grand Ballroom C)
 
Comikaze | Check schedule for details!
 

 

 

Synopsis:

Hope’s Peak Academy is an exclusive private school that only accepts the best of the best. Graduates of this elite – yet enigmatic – institution have the world at their fingertips, but getting a cap and gown is easier said than done. The hallowed halls are ruled by the sadistic administrator Monokuma, who declares that the only way to pass the class is by sending a fellow student home in a body bag.

If you can get away with murder, you’ll get your diploma. But if you’re caught red handed, you’ll find yourself on the receiving end of a deadly detention slip!

When your principal is psychotic and your finals are fatal, high school goes from being the best years of your life – to your last.

 

 

 

 

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!

 

 

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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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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HOT news for Free! -Eternal Summer- fans!

Summer is FINALLY here—and so is some big news for Free! -Eternal Summer-!

 

Free! -Eternal Summer- is finally coming out on Blu-ray/DVD, and you can pre-order it today! Order now to be the first to own the brand-new English dub AND the original Japanese audio, in glorious HD!

 

And that’s not all– if you want to be the first to see the English the dub before the home video release, we’ll also be releasing new dub episodes early on the FUNimation Streaming Service. Episodes will go up every Friday, with episode one launching in just under two weeks on June 26 (for subscribers only). Mark your calendars— the first episode goes live at 4pm ET/ 3PM CT on June 26 and we’ll be celebrating the dub launch with a livestream party later that evening at 7PM  where you can watch (or relive) the first dub episode along with FUNimation staff! We’ll have giveaways, party ideas, and more! So be sure to subscribe, and keep an eye out for more news coming very soon!

 

The Limited Edition will include:

A rigid chipboard box with a beautiful water gloss effect inspired by the original Japanese release.

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Our release of Free! -Eternal Summer- is packed with extras— on-disc collections of end cards and illustrations, special Japanese promo videos, the original web previews, and English voice actor commentary!

But there’s more in store for fans! If you pre-order before the September 29 street date, you’ll be automatically entered to win one of three sets of seven mini posters signed by seven members of the English dub cast.

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Hurry, summer doesn’t last forever, and neither will the contest!

 

Announcement: Broadcast Dub Line-Up for Spring 2015

FLOWER MOUND, TEXAS – May 13, 2015. FUNimation Entertainment announced today the full line-up of Broadcast Dub titles for the Spring 2015 simulcast season.  As with its Winter 2015 simulcast season, FUNimation will be airing ten series in commercial-free 1080p each week, which will be available exclusively to All-AccessPass subscribers.  With two complete seasons of Broadcast Dubs, FUNimation has cemented its leadership position in the North American anime industry amidst continuing, overwhelmingly positive response from fans.

 

 

“We’re pleased to bring fans a great series line-up of Broadcast Dubs for the spring season,” said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and founder of FUNimation. “Subscribers can look forward to the combination of fan favorites like Assassination Classroom as well as exciting new series like Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign.”

 

 

FUNimation Broadcast Dubs are select series dubbed in English using broadcast/simulcast materials from Japan just weeks after airing on TV. This allows dub fans to experience these select shows as soon as possible and well before home video release.  The English dub version of the home video is produced using the final Blu-ray/DVD materials from Japan. In many cases, the Broadcast Dub will be different than the English dub home video due to additional footage not broadcast on Japanese TV.

 

 

“Our large number of Broadcast Dubs combined with the recent launch of the FUNimation app for PlayStation 4 and our tent pole titles have really accelerated the growth of our subscription streaming service,” said Mike DuBoise, EVP and COO of FUNimation. “We are committed to giving our fans more anime in more ways to watch.”

 

 

The live weekly recap show “DubbleTalk” continues for a second season as the capstone of FUNimation’s prime-time block of anime content each Wednesday evening. Returning hosts – FUNimation’s Justin Rojas and Lauren Moore – along with ScrewAttack’s Chad James will continue to entertain viewers with episode recaps, fan Q&A, special guest interviews, contests and much more.

 

 

Starting today and each Wednesday at 8:00 pm ET, FUNimation will feature new episodes of “Assassination Classroom (8:00 pm ET), “Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign(8:30 pm ET) and “Blood Blockade Battlefront(9:00 pm ET) followed by a live broadcast of “DubbleTalk(9:30 pm ET). While the Broadcast Dubs on FUNimation.com are for All-AccessPass subscribers only, “DubbleTalk” is free to all viewers and will stream at both funimation.com/dubbletalk and twitch.tv/screwattack.

 

 

The complete list of Broadcast Dubs for the Spring 2015 season is listed below. Broadcasts Dubs will begin airing in two phases – approximately four weeks after the subtitled simulcast of each episode.

 

 

Phase 1

High School DxD BorN (Saturdays at 1:00 pm ET, beginning May 2)

Assassination Classroom (Wednesdays at 8:00 pm ET, beginning May 13)

Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign (Wednesdays at 8:30 pm ET, beginning May 13)

Blood Blockade Battlefront (Wednesdays at 9:00 pm ET, beginning May 13)

Ninja Slayer (Thursdays at 10:00 am ET, beginning May 21)

 

 

Phase 2

The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan (Fridays at 2:10 pm ET, date TBA)

Ultimate Otaku Teacher (Saturdays at 7:00 am ET, date TBA)

The Heroic Legend of Arslan (Sundays at 5:00 am ET, date TBA)

Show by Rock!! (Sundays at 9:00 am ET, date TBA)

Mikagura School Suite (Tuesdays at 4:35 pm ET, date TBA)

 

 

In addition to Broadcast Dubs, All-AccessPass members can watch FUNimation’s entire library of content – the latest simulcast shows and an almost endless catalog of dubbed and subtitled anime episodes and movies – all in commercial-free, high quality video.  Paid subscription pricing starts as low as $4.99 per month.

 

 

For more information on FUNimation’s Streaming Service, check out funimation.com/subscribe, and to learn more about FUNimation’s Spring simulcast shows, please visit funimation.com/spring!

 

Announcing: High School DxD BorN Broadcast Dub Cast

Update: Thank you to everyone that has posted comments regarding the first episode of the broadcast dub of High School DxD BorN. We understand the reactions from long term fans to the change in voice actors — which is the very reason we announced the recasting before the new dub aired. For differing reasons, both Scott Freeman and Teri Rogers could not return to the show. FUNimation had no other choice but to bring on two new voice actors, Josh Grelle and Kelly Angel, to High School DxD BorN in order to produce the dub. No amount of time or delay would have changed this. We hope new and especially existing fans will give Josh an Kelly the opportunity to settle into the characters. They are very talented actors and will do the show proud. FUNimation is committed to bringing the best in anime to our subscribers and sometimes, in this case, changes are unavoidable.

 

FLOWER MOUND, TEXAS – May 2, 2015. FUNimation Entertainment announced today the cast for the Broadcast Dub of High School DxD BorN (Season 3).  Weekly, subtitled episodes of the simulcast began airing on FUNimation’s streaming service on April 4 with new episodes premiering each Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Eastern.  Now four episodes into Season 3, FUNimation will be commencing production on the dub versions of the High School DxD BorN simulcast.

 

The cast of High School DxD BorN includes the addition of Josh Grelle and Kelly Angel in the roles of Issei and Akeno, respectively. Grelle is a FUNimation veteran and fan favorite and is well known for his TV, movie and video game roles from Attack on Titan and Mass Effect to The Devil is a Part-Timer and Dragon Ball: Xenoverse.  The remaining cast from past seasons including Jamie Marchi, Sean O’Connor and Jād Saxton will be returning for this season’s simulcast.

 

“’We have always tried incredibly hard to retain the original voice cast for our dubbed releases.  However, there are instances where ‘life just gets in the way’, and this is one of those unfortunate situations,” said Justin Cook, director of production at FUNimation. “With that being said, we are proud to bring the talents of both Josh and Kelly into the cast, and though they have big shoes or bras, as the case may be, to fill, I believe our work this season will be the best ever, despite the changes and challenges.”

CHARACTER                           ACTOR

 

Issei                                         Josh Grelle

Rias                                         Jamie Marchi

Akeno                                     Kelly Angel

Kiba                                        Sean O’Connor

Koneko                                   Jād Saxton

Asia                                        Chloe Daniels

Yuma Amano                        Felecia Angelle (one time flashback)

Matsuda                                Tyson Rinehart

Motohama                            Ruben Tadeo Garcia

 

 

Season Synopsis:

The babes and boys of the Occult Research Club are back! Lovable loser Issei and his spirited schoolmates return for a new season of supernatural tussles and mischievous mayhem—featuring old friends and new enemies! Now that all the girls live in Issei’s home, life seems like nothing but adolescent antics…for now! Join Rias, Akeno, Koneko, Kiba, Asia, Xenovia, Gasper, and everyone’s favorite Harem King Issei as they fight, fumble, and flirt their way through their demonic high school lives.

 

For more information on or to watch High School DxD BorN, please visit www.funimation.com/high-school-dxd.