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Win In Search of the Lost Future Merchandise – Straight From Japan!

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Time travel, artificial intelligence, and quantum mechanics, Turing Tests and Schrodinger’s Cat — everything you’d expect from a “totally normal high school romance anime” right? Only this one comes packed with real dramatic twists, turns and a healthy heaping of sci-fi. If you haven’t already, you have to check out In Search of the Lost Future (Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete) in our Fall Simulcast. Things are getting crazy.

 

Plus, we’re amping things up even further, by giving you a chance to win merchandise straight from Japan! Five lucky winners will receive an In Search of the Lost Future clear file, only available in Japan.

(What’s a clear file? It’s a slightly translucent folder that’s a very popular stationery item in Japan, and many anime fans buy ones emblazoned with anime artwork — some people display them like posters, too!)

 

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Winning one is easy, just comment below with an answer to our contest question for a chance to win!

 

Question: In “In Search of the Lost Future,” a mysterious girl is sent from scientists in the future to prevent a recurring tragedy that keeps happening, over and over, in every version of the past. If you could time travel– only to the past, and during your lifetime–when would you go? What would you do?

 

We’re giving you 5 ways to enter, across all of our social media channels, just to make sure anyone can enter:

 

 

We’ll choose our favorite entries from each site to receive a clear file!

 

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synopsis:
A series of increasingly strange events have been reported at Uchihama Academy’s soon-to-be-replaced aging school building. When the student council grows concerned about the spectral encounters, puzzling sleep disorders, and bizarre mishaps, they enlist the aid of the Astronomy Club to crack the case before it’s too late. One evening after school, club member Sou Akiyama is rocked by a sudden earthquake – and an encounter with a beautiful and mysterious naked girl who appears to know him even though he has no recollection of ever meeting her. The next day, the very same girl arrives at his school as a transfer student who’s interested in joining the Astronomy Club. In the blink of an eye, Sou’s fate – along with the fates of all the girls in his club – begin to change in very dramatic and mysterious ways.

 

Click HERE for full contest rules!

 

GARO THE ANIMATION Tag a Friend Contest

garoAre you watching GARO THE ANIMATION? Well, you should be! Creatures of the night take over human bodies to consume flesh and only the legendary Makai Knights can destroy them. What’s not to love? Plus, stunning visuals and top-notch action make this series one of the hottest shows of the season!

 

GARO THE ANIMATION is definitely a series that you will want to share with your friends, and that’s exactly what we want you to do! From now until December 9th, you’ll have a few ways to enter and score this GARO THE ANIMATION poster (pictured right) for you and a friend.

 

HOW TO ENTER:

1) Find the designated contest thread on our official Facebook page and tag a friend that you think would like the series in the comments of the post.

2) Tweet our @FUNimation Twitter account and tag a friend that you think would like the series using the hashtag #GAROPosterContest. (You will need to make sure you are following our official account so we can private message you if you win).

 

We’ll pick two random winners (one from Facebook and one from Twitter) to receive two GARO THE ANIMATION posters (one for themselves and one for the friend they tagged!)

 

EXTRA BONUS:

We’re giving away one extra poster! Just comment on this blog post and tell us why you think your friends would like this series.

 

Click here for complete contest rules and details.

 

series synopsis:

 

The King’s close advisor implemented a large-scale witch-hunt. The tragic victims of this hunt were not witches, however, but Makai Knights and Makai Priests. One Makai Priestess gave birth to a child while being burned at the stake. That child carried the bloodlines of the Golden Knight. Although he was saved by his father, a Makai Knight himself, the newborn, León Luís, suffered greatly from the unjust death of his mother. And so he vowed to learn the ways of a Makai Knight from his father, Germán Luís, and use his training to seek revenge. During his battles against the demons known as “Horrors,” León must gradually approach reality and accept the truth.

 

Meanwhile, the powerful former adviser to the King, Mendoza, banished Prince Alfonso and his mother while the king was bedridden. Eager to reclaim his kingdom and save his people, Alfonso embarks on a quest to find the legendary Knight – but destiny holds a twist of fate in store for him.

 

Together, León and Alfonso begin long and difficult journey filled with many hardships.

 

You can catch new episodes of GARO THE ANIMATION every Friday at 12:23pm ET. Click here to watch episodes now, and check out the video below for a clip from the show!

 

 

 

 

Live Tweet With Us and You Could Win!

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Have you been keeping up with our Broadcast Dubs of Psycho-Pass 2 and Laughing Under the Clouds? Fans can now watch episodes of currently broadcasting shows from Japan in ENGLISH just weeks after they air overseas.

 

We’ve been live tweeting during the launch of each episode every Saturday, and we’ve got a special treat for fans this weekend. If you live tweet with us this Saturday (Nov. 22) from 10am CT until 1pm CT and use the hashtag #BroadcastDub you will automatically be entered to win an autographed copy of the Episode 1 English dub scripts of Psycho-Pass 2 or Laughing Under the Clouds!

 

EDIT: CONTEST OVER. SCROLL TO BOTTOM TO SEE WINNERS.

 

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We’ll be picking 2 random winners from among all eligible tweets. You can tweet as many times as you want during the designated contest time; however, if you’re caught spamming you will be disqualified.

 

Click here for official contest rules.

 

Click here to catch up on episodes of Psycho-Pass 2 and Laughing Under the Clouds before Saturday!

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS! Twitter users willsdarklady and callmezeynab were picked as our random winners for the autographed scripts. Thanks to everyone who participated!

 

 

Who’s your favorite Twin-Tail?

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Do you really like hairstyles? I mean, really like hairstyles? Do buns make you go bun-anas? Do ponytails make you want to do the pony? Do french braids make you scream “Oo La La”? Then we’ve got the show for you– Gonna be the Twin-tail!

 

series synopsis:

Soji is an average high school boy and devoted lover of pigtails. But when monsters with a thirst for human spirit energy invade earth, Soji (along with the help of a mysterious pig-tailed stranger) must transform into a pigtailed girl to defeat them.

 

We’re up to episode 7 of the series, and we’ve had the chance to meet a lovely array of twin-tails. So, which one is your favorite: Tail Red, Tail Blue, or Tail Yellow? Comment below, or on the designated Contest Thread on our Facebook page, with your fave and why, and you could win one of two theatrical sized Gonna be the Twin-Tail! posters. You have from now until November 24th to submit your entries!

 

EDIT: CONTEST OVER!

Congratulations to espeon64 and Quentin Dulaney, our two random winners for this contest! You have already been sent messages to your Inbox on FUNimation.com or via a private message on Facebook (Check the “other” box in your messages). Thanks to everyone who participated!

 

Click here for complete contest rules.

 

 

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Gonna be the Twin-Tail! streams every Thursday at 1:46pm ET/ 12:46pm CT. Click here to watch episodes now!

 

Win a Pair of Tickets to Absolute Battle 2014

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Absolute Battle is back, and they’re inviting players from all corners of gaming to join them at their biggest venue yet! This year, in addition to hosting one of the largest fighting game tournaments, Absolute Battle will include FPS tournaments as well as sports. There will also be a B.Y.O.C. section (Bring Your Own Console) for those who want to bring a casual setup for their game of choice.

 

This 3 Day even takes place November 14 – 16 at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Plano East in Plano, TX. FUNimation will be sponsoring the event, and we’re giving fans the chance to win a pair of tickets!

 

All you have to do is go to our official Twitter account (@FUNimation) and retweet our tweet about AB5.

 

You must follow the FUNimation Twitter account, and you must be able to provide your own transportation to the event. You have from now until November 10th to enter for a chance to win! Click here for complete contest rules.

 

Don’t want to miss out on the event? It’s not too late to register! You have until tomorrow (November 7th) to get your tickets. Just click here. 

 

CONTEST OVER:  Congratulations to @vVv_Shadow for scoring a pair of tickets to go to Absolute Battle this weekend!

 

If you just can’t make it out this time, but you still want to join the fun, you can catch all the action via the Absolute Battle live stream on http://www.twitch.tv/VersusGameplay.

 

Psycho-Pass 2 Broadcast Dub Premiere Live Tweet Event and Contest

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The FUNimation Broadcast Dub premiere of Psycho-Pass 2 is this Saturday at 1pm ET/ 12pm CT! As we did with Laughing Under the Clouds, we’ll be holding a contest to see if you can guess the voice actors for some of the new characters this season. Take a look below for the characters that you will need to listen for:

 

- Kamui *
– Sakuya Togane
– Sho Hinakawa
– Mizue Shisui

 

*Make sure you watch til the end of the credits in Episode 1 to catch Kamui!

 

Contest Rules:

- Watch the Broadcast Dub premiere of Psycho-Pass 2 on funimation.com and listen for the above named characters

- Comment below with your guesses for the English voice actors for each character

 

EDIT: CONTEST OVER! PLEASE SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM TO SEE WINNERS.

 

We’ll also be live tweeting with fans during the launch of the episode and giving some clues about each voice actor via our official FUNimation Twitter account, so you can try to guess using the clues as well.

 

psycho pass posterPrize:

We’ll be giving away two autographed Psycho-Pass 2 theatrical sized promotional posters signed by the English cast and crew. 1 winner will be chosen at random from among all eligible entries, and 1 poster will be given to the first person who guesses all of the voice actors correctly.

 

You will have from the launch of the episode on our site until Sunday night to submit your guesses. Click here for complete contest rules.

 

Here are some hints to help you guess:

 

HINT: Kamui’s voice actor plays a certain video game obsessed character in Robotics;Notes

HINT: Kamui’s voice actor is a self-proclaimed Pokemon master in real life.

 

HINT: Togane’s voice actor owns his own studio where popular anime and video games are recorded.

HINT: Togane’s voice actor has played an alien, a monkey, and dragon in the same series

 

HINT: Hinakawa’s voice actor is also an ADR Director at FUNimation.

 

HINT: Shisui’s voice actress plays a certain magical nun in a certain magical series.

HINT: Shisui’s voice actress is extremely prolific and has 289 credited roles on Behind the Voice Actors!

 

series synopsis:

Inspector Akane Tsunemori and her comrades at the Criminal Investigation Department return for the mind-blowing continuation of the popular sci-fi series set in a world where the justice system can read your mind – and justice is dispensed from the barrel of a gun. Pick up after the dramatic conclusion to season one, and see what happens to Akane after she learns the truth about the Sibyl System!

 

Psycho-Pass 2 English Voice Cast

 

Character – Actor

Kamui – Clifford Chapin
Sakuya Togane – Chris Sabat
Sho Hinakawa – Z. Charles Bolton (a.k.a. Zach Bolton)
Mizue Shisui - Monica Rial

 

WINNERS: Congratulations to our winners ASSauLTxMasTER and kibakesticles! Please make sure to check your inbox for your FUNimation account for messages about claiming your prize.

 

 

FUNimation Broadcast Dub Live Tweeting Event!

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Tomorrow marks the launch of our FUNimation Broadcast Dubs initiative! If you haven’t heard of FUNimation Broadcast Dubs before, it’s a new initiative to bring English dubbed episodes to fans while they are still broadcasting in Japan! Click here to read more about FUNimation Broadcast Dubs.

 

Episode 1 of Laughing Under the Clouds will be available for FUNimation subscribers in ENGLISH tomorrow (Saturday, Nov. 1st) at 12:30pm ET/ 11:30am CT on http://funimation.com/laughing-under-the-clouds. We’ll be watching the episode AS SOON AS IT LAUNCHES, and we hope that you’ll join us! We’ll be live tweeting during the episode, and talking with fans about the show and FUNimation Broadcast Dubs in general. We’ll also be dropping hints on Twitter and Facebook to help you guess the voice actors for the three Kumoh brothers.

 

If you can manage to guess the voice actors for the Kumoh brothers (Tenka, Soramaru, and Chutaro) correctly, then you’ll be eligible to win an autographed promotional poster signed by the English cast and crew for Laughing Under the Clouds! Click here for contest details.

 

Laughing Cast Announcement Tenka  Laughing Cast Announcement Soramaru  Laughing Cast Announcement Chutaro
 

So, joins us as we watch the first episode of Laughing Under the Clouds in English tomorrow! Remember, if you want to see more anime dubbed into English while they currently broadcasting in Japan, then be sure you support both Laughing Under the Clouds and Psycho-Pass 2.

 

 

Not a FUNimation subscriber yet? Sign up today for the FUNimation Streaming Service and get full access to:

 

- The hottest new & returning simulcasts every season
- English dubs for select series while still broadcasting in Japan
- The largest selection of English dubs online
- HD commercial-free streaming episodes
- Video content across your computer, mobile devices, Roku, or Xbox 360!

 

Just click here for more information!

Laughing Under the Clouds – Guess That Voice Actor Event!

laughing under the cloudsOur exciting new initiative–FUNimation Broadcast Dubs–is launching this Saturday with Episode 1 of Laughing Under the Clouds! That’s right, fans will be able to enjoy the ENGLISH DUB of this series while it is currently broadcasting in Japan! (Click here to read our press release about FUNimation Broadcast Dubs.)

 

In honor of this momentous occasion, we’re going to play a little game–Guess That Voice Actor!

 

EDIT: CONTEST IS NOW OVER, SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM TO SEE WINNER AND CAST LIST!

 

As this is a brand new series for FUNimation, we’ve got a brand new voice cast to announce. But rather than go with the same old boring announcement, we’re giving fans the chance to win an autographed Laughing Under the Clouds promotional poster if they can correctly guess the actors who voice the three Kumoh brothers in the series (Chutaro, Soramaru, and Tenka.)

 

Submitting your entry is simple! On Saturday, November 1st at 12:30pm ET/ 11:30am CT the first episode of Laughing Under the Clouds will be released for FUNimation subscribers in English. Watch the episode with us, or pay attention to our clues on Twitter, and submit your guesses in the comments section of the designated Facebook post, or in the comments of this blog post below. You will have from November 1st at 11:30am CT until Sunday at 11:59pm CT to submit your entries.  Click here for complete contest rules.

 

One random winner will be selected from among all eligible correct entries to win the autographed poster signed by the English cast and crew from the show.

 

New English episodes for the FUNimation Broadcast Dub of the series will be available every Saturday at 12:30pm ET/ 11:30am CT on http://funimation.com/laughing-under-the-clouds.

 

The series is currently simulcasting in Japanese with English subtitles every Friday at 2:28pm ET/ 1:28pm CT. Click here to watch episodes now!

 

 

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BAYONETTA: Bloody Fate Contest

EDIT: CONTEST IS FINISHED — SCROLL DOWN TO SEE OUR WINNERS!

 

 

Contest time! This is a big week for everyone’s favorite Umbra Witch, Bayonetta. Not only has her animated, feature film BAYONETTA: Bloody Fate come out, but the follow-up to the hit video game is releasing today! To celebrate, we’re giving you guys a chance to have all the Bayonetta you’ve always wanted, because who’d say no to that?! Here’s what’s up for grabs:

 

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* BAYONETTA 2 (for Wii U)
* BAYONETTA: Bloody Fate (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
* Autographed cell replica from the film (signed by director Fuminori Kizaki)

 

How do you win this amazing prize pack? It’s easy! Head on over to the FUNimation Facebook page and look for this post here. Tell us what you love most about Bayonetta in the comments and you’re automatically entered to win. Four random winners will be chosen to win the awesome prize pack listed above. Contest ends on Monday, October 27 at 2pm CST. Click here for complete rules.

 

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synopsis:

The cutting-edge studio behind Afro Samurai brings to life the sexy, stylish, and undeniably-badass video game vixen who prowls the shadows of your wildest dreams.

Based on the best-selling franchise, this pulse-pounding feature length anime shows you a side of Bayonetta you’ve never seen before! Twenty years after her awakening, the hottest witch in gaming history is still searching for clues that could help unravel the mysteries of her dark past. Aided in her quest by the clandestine weapon smith Rodin – and his deadly creations: Scarborough Fair – Bayonetta continues to leave a trail of angel corpses in her irresistible wake. Her search for answers leads to encounters with a mysterious – and eerily familiar – little girl, a vengeance-obsessed journalist, and a deadly white-haired beauty that seems to know more about Bayonetta than the witch herself. Fans of the franchise won’t want to miss this chance to see their favorite fantasy come to life in a killer flick packed with mind-blowing action and scandalous scenes of seduction!

 

Click here to get your copy of the movie today!

 

WINNERS

Congratulations to Daniel Collins, Corey Bailey, Courtney Tovar, and Savior Anderson! If you have not done so already, please check your Facebook messages (including the “Others” folder) for information on how to claim your prizes.

 

Thanks to everyone who entered! We really enjoyed reading all of the reasons you love Bayonetta so much!

 

 

Hetalia Day’s Coming Up! Also, WIN FREE HETALIA STUFF!

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Hey Hetalians! Hetalia Day’s coming up in less than two weeks, on October 25! What’s Hetalia Day? It’s a day celebrating all things Hetalia, of course! Hetalia Day always falls on the weekend around United Nations Day, to celebrate the continued camaraderie and collaboration between nations. Each year, fans meet up with other Hetalia fans in their local cities to hang out, cosplay, eat international food, play games, and of course, watch Hetalia!

 

If you’re looking for a Hetalia Day meetup in your neck of the woods, be sure to check out the awesome fan-run directory at Hetalia-Day.com! We’ve sent some sweet Hetalia prizes (including some swag from the new season 5, Hetalia: The Beautiful World) to a bunch of meetups in the U.S. and Canada. If you’re going, be sure to send us your pictures and we’ll be happy to share them on our Hetalia official social media!

 

We’re also giving away a few small prizes to Hetalia fans to celebrate. Just comment, reblog, or retweet on the designated posts on the official Hetalia social media channels and we’ll choose random winners on the Hetalia Facebook, Tumblr, or Twitter to win some goodies signed by the English dub cast! See what you can win below.

 

And if you don’t have a Hetalia Day meetup near you, fret not! Hetalia Day’s a great time for a marathon at home! Grab some pasta or bratwurst (or 5 cats for 5 deutschemarks) with your friends and watch all of season 5: The Beautiful World, now out on DVD! Our Limited Edition release comes with the special season 5 Hetalia bandana AND a set of adorable chibi stickers of the Main Eight.

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We’ll choose 1 random fan each from Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter to receive the follow prize pack!

 

EDIT: CONTEST NOW OVER. PLEASE SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM FOR WINNERS.

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