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Win these incredible Ninja Slayer figures from Good Smile!


Welcome, Ninja Slayer. As you know, before any good ninja goes to battle, they offer their formal greeting or personal ‘aisatsu’ to the opponent. Our friends at Good Smile Company want you to share your aisatsu for a chance to win one of these awesome figures!


All you have to do is:



Winners will be announced LIVE on FUNimation’s Dubbletalk —  December 2, 8:30pm CST at You have from now until then to enter!


Don’t miss this chance!


Want to win a two week, anime-themed TRIP TO JAPAN?

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Got a bad case of wanderlust? Do you have an itch to watch the latest episode of Nerdist News AND see some brand new footage from Attack on Titan The Movie – Part 2? If so, you could be the lucky winner of the colossal Nerdist News Trip to Japan! And you don’t have to fend off a legion of titans to do it, either! All you have to do is check out this week’s episode of Nerdist News below then  head here for details on the contest and to submit your entry!


Once you’ve entered, you’ll be in the running for a shot at PacSet’s “FanFest” tour 2016, which includes:

  • Round trip airfare from Los Angeles to Tokyo
  • 12-day tour with a professional bilingual guide
  • Hotel accommodations – 6 nights in Tokyo, 3 nights in Osaka/Kansai, and 2 nights in Kaga Onsen/Kanazawa
      • Accommodations are shared unless the winner chooses to upgrade to a single room
  •  All transportation within Japan
  • Admission to main trip sites such as anime fan mecca Akihabara, the Studio Ghibli museum, the famed Fushimi Inari shrine, an onsen/hot spring, and others
      • There are optional add-ons that the winner may upgrade to if they prefer
  • Trip includes stops in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, Himeji, Kanazawa, Yokohama, and more!


Hurry! Contest ends on 10/26 and Nerdist will announce a winner on 10/27! And head to for theater locations and tickets!



Bikini Warriors Contest – Get Your Bikini Warrior Stats to Win Free Stuff!


If you’ve got a soft spot for classic JRPG tropes but also definitely don’t mind sexy anime girls, you’re probably already watching Bikini Warriors (new episodes streaming every Tuesday at 2:40 PM ET). It’s our new summer simulcast show that’s surprisingly clever in its exploration of video game jokes, and also its vast… expanses of plot. Even the creators think you should be watching just for the alluring girls!

Seven episodes are out now, and we’re commemorating this achievement with a giveaway contest! Win a Bikini Warriors poster and hand fan, exclusive from Japan, by finding out what kind of bikini warrior YOU are.

Entry is simple: just go to, enter a name, and find your result! Then share the result with the Tweet button on the results page, and keep the hashtag #bikiniwarriors, and you’ll be automatically entered to win scandalous fabulous prizes (ahem, see below). Enter by September 15th to win!



And if you haven’t started watching Bikini Warriors yet, check it out! Each episode is a great quickie at about 3 minutes long, and they seriously may surprise you with the video game in-jokes. (And don’t take it from us— check out Kotaku’s review:


See full contest rules here.

Free! -Eternal Summer- “For the Future” Premium Edition AND OVA News!

We’ve had a wave of recent announcements and events for the swimming anime phenomenon Free! -Eternal Summer-, but we’re not done yet! Today, fresh from our AnimeExpo panel, we’re revealing two new big pieces of news—a Free! ES Premium Edition AND news about the long-awaited OVA episode!


If you’re a hardcore Free! fan looking to add a really special splash to your collection, we’re unveiling today the Free! -Eternal Summer- “For the Future” Premium Edition, full of totally exclusive special additions to show some extra love for our favorite swimboys.


The Premium Edition will include not only the Free! -Eternal Summer- Limited Edition that we unveiled earlier this month (featuring that gorgeous rigid chipboard box with water gloss effect!) but also these collectibles you can’t get anywhere else:


  • A full-color art book, including many gorgeous pieces exclusive only to the original Japanese releases
    • Seven glossy art cards also using exclusive, highly detailed art from the covers of the Japanese releases—you’ll definitely want to frame these
    • A color sports towel, so you can take the boys to the pool or beach!
    • An Iwatobi and a Samezuka decal to show off your school pride
    • And finally, everything housed in a handsome collector’s box to hold all your Free! collectibles


These items are exclusive to this release and won’t be remade once the Premium Edition’s (one and only!) print run sells out, so pre-order now before they’re all gone for good! We’ll be revealing a preview of these items soon.


PLUS! Customers who pre-order the Premium Edition from will automatically be entered to win a gorgeously sculpted 1/8 scale figure of everyone’s favorite water-lover, Haruka Nanase, from Alter! These highly detailed figures are sold out in Japan and pretty rare to find, so order by September 29 to get a shot.





We’ve also been receiving a lot of questions about the Free! -Eternal Summer- OVA, a special unaired full episode featuring the Iwatobi and Samezuka boys in an intense, dramatic, no-holds-barred (and totally hilarious) water gun battle. We’re excited to finally announce that we do have the rights to this OVA, and it will be released in 2016.


We know that some fans hoped the OVA would be included in the Eternal Summer release. Given the Japanese release dates, we’ve decided to release the OVA separately in order to be able to release the season on home video this year. Since we’ve seen such a huge outpouring of passion and excitement for this title, we definitely don’t want to make you guys wait til 2016 for the entire release.


Details on the OVA are coming soon. Customers who pre-order the Premium Edition from by September 29 will also receive an offer to get an additional discount on eventual pre-orders of the OVA, so don’t delay!


Weapons vs. Meisters – Who’s too cool for school?



At the Death Weapon Meister Academy, weapons and Meisters must work together to defeat the forces of evil. But when it comes choosing which role is the coolest, only the fans can pick a winner. So, if you had the power, would you rather turn your body into a soul-cleaving super weapon? Or possess the ability to wield one?


Before you cast your vote, be sure to pre-order your limited-run Soul Eater Premium Edition Yearbook and Soul Eater Not! today!


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How do you enter? Tell us what you’d choose, Weapon or Meister, in the comments section on Facebook (here) or on Reddit (here). One randomly-chosen voter will win a prize pack including the Soul Eater Not! Limited Edition, plus some Soul Eater swag. Two additional randomly-chosen voters will also win a copy of Soul Eater Not!


Need a crash course in some of best and brightest weapons and Meisters from Soul Eater and Soul Eater Not? Check out the profiles below.



Maka Albarn

Classification: Eat Class Meister

Partner: “Soul Eater” Evans


Meme Tatane

Classification: Not Class Meister

Partner: Tsugumi Harudori


Anya Hepburn

Classification: Not Class Meister

Partner: Tsugumi Harudori


Death the Kid

Classification: Eat Class Meister

Partners: Liz & Patti Thompson



“Soul Eater” Evans

Classifcation: Eat Class Weapon

Weapon form: Scythe


Tsugumi Harudori

Classification: Not Class Weapon

Weapon form: Halberd


Liz Thompson

Classification: Eat Class Weapon

Weapon form: Pistol


Click here for full contest rules.

Win Tickets for the Escape from the Walled City Event in New York!

aot real escapeDo you have what it takes to escape from the walled city and survive? We’re giving 2 winners a chance to prove they have what it takes to be in the Scout Regiment along with Levi, Eren, Mikasa, and the rest!


Escape from the Walled City is the newest Real Escape Game, and their next event will be at Richmond County Bank Ballpark in Staten Island, New York on April 11th! Just fill out the form below for a chance to win a pair of tickets to this EPIC event!


Here’s a description from the official website:


“The titans are coming, and they’re hungry. Based on the manga megahit, Attack on Titan, the newest Real Escape Game (REG) takes players to a world inhabited by giant, humanoid creatures that live for no other purpose than to make a snack of all of us. The high walls of the stadium are the only thing keeping you safe… for now. Experience the latest edition of SCRAP’s interactive storytelling and puzzle-solving games, ¨Escape from the Walled City,¨ on a scale never seen before. Join thousands of other players as you decode clues inside a real stadium! Each REG requires participants to use their best detective skills as they race against the clock. Be warned, though: survival isn’t easy, and teamwork will be essential if you hope to survive. Escape or not, the game is going to be killer! This event will be held in stadiums in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York. After already hosting over 40,000 players in the US to date, the SCRAP team is excited to present a new project with such a grand scope, keeping them at the forefront of live escape entertainment!”

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Click here to learn more about the event, or to order tickets!




*Travel is not included. All winners must provide their own transportation to the event. Click here for official rules and details.


What is Real Escape Game?

“Real Escape Game” is an inventive live brain-teaser event that requires players to cooperate and use their detective skills to solve multiple mysteries and puzzles, locate a hidden key, and escape from a locked room within a limited time. The first REG event took place in Kyoto in 2007 and since then, more than 1,000,000 participants have played in multiple cities across Japan, China, Singapore. It have taken place across the US. The Game was played by several hundred participants at massive arena venues including the Tokyo Dome, the city’s Jingu Baseball Stadium, and Fuji-kyu Highland (Amusement Park). Since 2012, REG have taken place 9 times in San Francisco, 3 times in Los Angeles, and one each in NYC and Seattle. Also, the permanent style room game called, Real Escape Room, is running 5 days a week, and 24,000 people have attended since its open.

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!



Show Us Your Love for Kamisama Kiss!



Fans are really loving Kamisama Kiss Season 2, and we want to see how much! Show us your creative side and you could win a super-rare poster signed by the Kamisama Kiss manga artist–Julietta Suzuki.


All you need to do to enter is submit an image of something you’ve created based on Kamisama Kiss. Images can include, but are not limited to: Kamisama Kiss cosplay, original fan art, crafts or props, or even Kamisama Kiss inspired food items! Mmmmm… what I wouldn’t give to sample some of Tomoe’s cooking!


As long as it’s an original creation, and inspired by Kamisama Kiss, we want to see it!


There are a few ways you can enter:


1) Submit your entry via the form below

2) Instagram your image using the hashtag #KamisamaKissContest

3) Tweet your entry on Twitter using the hashtag #KamisamaKissContest


Battle of the Best – You Decide BEST BOY!

In the spirit of bracket season, we decided to hold this competition to answer a long debated question – Who is Best Boy?


Are you tired of all your friends being wrong about which boy is best? Well, settle if once and for all in Battle of the Best! Vote for your favorite boy in each round and ensure that he wins. Be sure to come back each day to vote in the next round. Rally the troops to lead your guy to victory, and you can finally tell your friends to shut it cause numbers don’t lie.


The proof is in the pudding, people. Let’s find out who really is BEST BOY!


*Don’t worry, we’ll be having a BEST GIRL tournament soon, so be sure to come back.


Anime Out of Context – Unbreakable Machine Doll Contest

We love anime in all forms, but sometimes the best kind of anime when it’s Out of Context!


We’re challenging YOU to send us your favorite “out of context” moments from Unbreakable Machine Doll!  Send us the best, and you could win a gorgeous Yaya figure from Unbreakable Machine Doll along with a super sexy art book!

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Here’s how:

  • Watch episodes of Unbreakable Machine Doll, streaming here on
  • Grab your favorite “out of context moment”
  • Add a hilarious caption and leave it in the comments of THIS Facebook post!


It’s that easy! The contest ends February 17th, so get your entries in now and you could be the proud owner of that Yaya figure when Unbreakable Machine Doll – The Complete Series releases on Blu-ray & DVD, March 3rd!


Click here to pre-order your copy, now!



[Click here for full contest rules]