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FUNimation Spring 2015 Simulcasts – Continuing Shows

Almost time for a new season to begin! I’m sure you’re all wondering if we’ll be able to top last season, but first, let’s get some housekeeping out of the way. Take a look below at our continuing simulcasts for Spring 2015.

 

a_classroom_key_0564Assassination Classroom

 

synopsis:

Forget about homework and pop quizzes. The students of Class 3E have a far more important assignment: kill their teacher before the end of the year! A tentacle-d sensei that moves at Mach 20 is out to conquer the classroom after destroying seventy percent of the moon. In addition to reading, writing, and arithmetic, the murderous monster behind the lectern will teach his students everything he knows about the assassination game. Should some eager beaver prove to be a quick study in killing, he or she will save Earth from extinction – and collect a hefty reward. But they’d better take some serious notes while class is in session because their slaughtering sensei has eight deadly tentacles just waiting to wreak havoc on humanity!

 

You can catch new episodes of Assassination Classroom every Friday at 1:50pm ET on http://funimation.com/assassination-classroom. Don’t forget to watch our Broadcast Dub of the series, new episodes released every Wednesday at 8:00pm ET as part of our DubbleTalk block! Click here for more info about DubbleTalk.

 

 

one piece dressrosaOne Piece

 

synopsis:

Monkey D. Luffy is a boy with big dreams. This daring rubber-man refuses to let anyone or anything stand in the way of his quest to become king of all pirates. With a course charted for the treacherous waters of the Grand Line, Luffy strikes out in search of a crew – and a boat. Along the way he’ll do battle with scallywag clowns, fishy foes, and an entire fleet of marines eager to see him walk the plank. The stakes are high, but with each adventure, Luffy adds a new friend to his gang of Straw Hat Pirates! Like his hero Gold Roger, this is one captain who’ll never drop anchor until he’s claimed the greatest treasure on Earth – the Legendary One Piece!

 

Watch new episodes of this popular hit series every Saturday at 10pm ET. You can catch it on http://funimation.com/one-piece or via http://onepieceofficial.com

 

 

fairy tailFairy Tail

 

synopsis:

Across the Fiore kingdom, wizards join guilds and make their pay by filling magical needs—but one guild has a reputation as the roughest, rowdiest, most dangerous of all: Fairy Tail!

When four young Fairy Tail members unite, their bond is forged by a power found in neither muscle nor magic and grows stronger with every mission. Whatever you do, don’t mess with these friends or you’ll get a taste of Natsu’s flaming fist or Gray’s ice hammer, suffer a painful blow from one of Lucy’s celestial spirits or catch the edge of Erza’s mighty blade! Whether they’re stopping demons from devastating the world or wrestling in the mess hall, this mystical team manages to inflict as much damage to their rivals as they do to the surrounding area!

 

New episodes available every Friday at 10pm ET on http://funimation.com/fairy-tail.

 

Which other shows will be joining our line up for Spring 2015? You’ll just have to wait to find out! But, you won’t have to wait long, maybe just long enough for a little Detour

 

 

Maria the Virgin Witch English Cast Announcement

And now, for our final Broadcast Dub cast announcement. Here’s your English cast and crew for Maria the Virgin Witch! The Broadcast Dub will premiere this Sunday at 10:30am ET. Click here to check out the current episodes in Japanese with subtitles.

 

Series synopsis:

In the time of the Hundred Years’ War, a young and powerful witch known as Maria leads a reclusive existence. Shunned by the church – but beloved by certain locals – Maria endeavors to use her magic to bring an end to the warfare she so despises. She assists people of all walks of life with the help of her two familiars: a succubus and an incubus with great powers of seduction. Though she seeks only peace, the archangel Michael despises her use of magic to interfere in human affairs and decrees that should she ever manage to lose her virginity, Maria’s powers will vanish! To ensure that Maria no longer mingles magic with humans, Michael sends the angel Ezekiel to keep a watchful eye on the virgin witch.

 

 

Maria the Virgin WitchMAIN CAST

MARIA – Alexis Tipton
ARTEMIS – Whitney Rodgers
PRIAPUS – Jerry Jewell
EZEKIEL – Leah Clark
JOSEPH – Austin Tindle

 

CAST

ANN – Lara Woodhull
BERNARD – Sonny Strait
MICHAEL – Caitlin Glass
GALFA – Chris Rager

 

CREW

ADR Director – Sonny Strait
Lead ADR Engineer – Matt Grounds
Assistant ADR Engineer – Jose Sandoval
Translator – Nobuaki Taguchi
Script Writer – Patrick Seitz

 

How have you been enjoying the Broadcast Dubs so far? Would you like to see more? Let us know in the comments what you’d like to see as a Broadcast Dub for this coming spring season.

 

 

Yurikuma Arashi terminology change

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Attention Yurikuma Arashi fans! We are making a slight terminology change in the series and wanted to let you know. Early on in the series we realized that one of the approved terms we were using, ‘Kumalia,’ would be better displayed as ‘Kumaria’ in keeping with the series’ themes. We approached the licensor with this recommendation and have now received approval for the term change, which we are implementing immediately into future subtitled episodes starting with episode 11, and into future Broadcast Dub episodes as well.

 

 

 

BlazBlue: Alter Memory Cast Announcement

Are you a fan of video games? So, you know when there’s an anime adaptation of one of your favorite games that the first thing you want to know is “Did they get the game cast for the anime?”

 

Well good news, everyone! We were able to get the majority of the BlazBlue cast back to reprise their roles for BlazBlue: Alter Memory. Plus, Patrick Seitz (the voice of Ragna) is the ADR Director!

 

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RAGNA THE BLOODEDGE – Patrick Seitz
JIN KISARAGI – David Vincent
NOEL VERMILLION – Cristina Vee
RACHEL ALUCARD – Mela Lee
HAZAMA – Doug Erholtz
HAKUMEN – David Vincent
BANG SHISHIGAMI – Steve Kramer
LITCHI FAYE-LING – Lauren Landa
ARAKUNE – Spike Spencer
CARL CLOVER – Michelle Ruff
RELIUS CLOVER – Travis Willingham
NU-13 – Cristina Vee
LAMBDA-11 – Cristina Vee
JUBEI – Kirk Thornton
KOKONOE – Julie Ann Taylor
TSUBAKI YAYOI – Julie Ann Taylor
MAKOTO NANAYA – Cindy Robinson
PLATINUM THE TRINITY – Alexis Tipton
VALKENHAYN R. HELLSING – Doug Stone
GII – Cindy Robinson
NAGO – Ethan Murray
THE IMPERATOR – Kate Davis
TAKAMAGAHARA – Geoffrey Chalmers, Bryce Papenbrook, Wendee Lee

 

CREW

ADR Director – Patrick Seitz
Assistant ADR Director – Kirsten Perotti
Lead Engineer – Phil Brewster

 

Click here to order your copy now, available on June 30th on Blu-ray/DVD Combo.

 

series synopsis:

Catch all your favorite BlazBlue characters in action in this thrilling anime based on the popular fighting game franchise!

Long ago, an insidious black beast sought to obliterate the human race, but the monster was defeated by a valiant Band of Heroes wielding the power of Ars Magus: a potent combo of magic and technology. Now, a roguish outlaw known as Ragna the Bloodedge seeks to wreak havoc upon the Librarium, a clandestine organization that governs Ars Magus. Armed with the mighty Azure Grimoire, Ragna quickly becomes the target of vigilantes, scientists, vampires, and Librarium foot soldiers. As he spirals toward a violent showdown with the maniacal Hazama, Ragna will discover just how closely his fate is tied to the future of our world!

Discover the story behind gaming’s deadliest moves in this series from the animation studio behind the BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasm cutscenes!

Something Special is Coming for Soul Eater Superfans

Soul_Eater_Yearbook_Cover FrontIn 2010, we began releasing Soul Eater. It turns out that more than a few of you enjoyed the Cool-with-a-capital-C class of the Death Weapon Meister Academy.

 

Recently, our team realized that in spite of how popular Soul Eater is and has always been, the show has never received any kind of specialty packaging. As you are probably guessing at this very moment…we’ve decided to change that.

 

On June 30, 2015—the same day that prequel series Soul Eater Not! goes on sale –we will release Soul Eater in a Blu-ray Premium Edition, exclusively for the series’ superfans. This special release consists of:

 

- Soul Eater The Complete Series on Blu-ray (51 episode + 80 minutes of on-disc extras)
- A hard-bound Soul Eater “yearbook” featuring 64 pages of glossy, full-color art
- And yes, there are pages where you can have friends—or perhaps your favorite Soul Eater voice actors –sign messages!

 

This release is not a retailer exclusive, but we are printing a very limited quantity, so we strongly recommend that you preorder it now! Click here.

 

And don’t forget to buy Soul Eater Not!—the prequel to Soul Eater featuring back stories for some of your favorite characters, and some new classmates we know you’ll love! Click here.

 

FUNIMATION ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES DISTRIBUTION OF DRAGON BALL Z: RESURRECTION ‘F’

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World Premiere April 11, 2015 at Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles, CA

 

It’s the news fans have been waiting for! FUNimation Entertainment is proud to announce its distribution of the theatrical, home entertainment, video on demand and broadcast rights to the upcoming Japanese animated feature film Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’.

 

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ represents the nineteenth feature film in the Dragon Ball series. Series creator Akira Toriyama was directly involved in the film’s production, just as he was in the highly successful Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods. The English dub of the new film will be released in theaters across North America in Summer 2015.

 

However, fans of the franchise may not have to wait until summer to get a look at the film! FUNimation Entertainment has teamed up with 20th Century FOX & Toei Animation to host the world premiere of Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ (in Japanese w/ English subtitles) at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on Saturday, April 11. So, if you’re in the Los Angeles area you can be among the first in the world to see Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’. A limited amount of tickets to the premiere will be available to fans and the general public beginning today at dragonballz.com.

 

For more information on Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’, and to purchase tickets to the world premiere, please visit dragonballz.com. Tickets are extremely limited.

 

To stay up to date on the latest information about Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ be sure to like us on Facebook at facebook.com/dragonballz & facebook.com/funimation , and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/funimation.

 

English Cast Announcement for Yona of the Dawn

More Phase II Broadcast Dub cast announcements! Today we have the English cast of Yona of the Dawn. The Broadcast Dub will premiere on Tuesday, March 17th at 11am ET. We’ll be starting with Season 2 first since that’s the most current season. But, don’t worry! We’re working on Season 1 as well, which will be released at a later date.

 

series synopsis:

Upon her sixteenth birthday, the cheerful Princess Yona intended to tell her doting father of her love for Su-Won, but her life was turned upside down after witnessing the man she loves cruelly assassinating her father. Heartbroken by this painful betrayal, Princess Yona fled the palace with her loyal servant Hak. Now, she will take up the sword and the bow on a quest to gain new allies and protect her beloved people.

 

yona 2CHARACTER – ACTOR

 

Yona – Monica Rial
Hak – Christopher R. Sabat
Gija – Ian Sinclair
Yun – Clifford Chapin
Sinha – Eric Vale
Su-Won – Micah Solusod

 

CREW

 

ADR Director – Colleen Clinkenbeard
Assistant ADR Director – Clifford Chapin
ADR Engineer – Alyssa Galindo
Translator – Maiko Hoshino
Script Writer – Monica Rial

English Cast Announcement for Absolute Duo

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We’re rolling out the cast announcements for Phase II of our Broadcast Dubs! Are you ready? Today we’ve got Absolute Duo! The Broadcast Dub of the series will be available on Mondays at 2pm ET starting March 16th.

 

series synopsis:

After a traumatic accident takes his loved one, Tor Kokonoe enrolls Koryo Academy, a school where every student has a weapon that is their soul manifestation. Fueled by his desire for revenge, Tor is dismayed to discover his soul is not a weapon…but a shield.

 

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CHARACTER – ACTOR

 

Tor – Ricco Fajardo
Julie – Bryn Apprill
Lilith – Caitlin Glass
Miyabi – Ashleigh Domangue
Tomoe – Whitney Rodgers
Sakuya – Felecia Angelle
Rito – Jennifer McDaniel
Imari – Michelle Rojas

 

CREW

 

ADR Director: Zach Bolton & Caitlin Glass
Assistant ADR Director Cris George
ADR Engineers: Cris George, Patrick Morphy, & Jose Sandoval
ADR Script Writer: Sean Whitley

English Cast Announcement for Yurikuma Arashi

KUMA SHOCK! We’re rolling out Phase II of our Broadcast Dubs for this season, so that means it’s time for the Yurikuma Arashi English Cast announcement! If you are familiar with Japanese, then you can kind of guess what this show is about from the title. Yes, friends, it is what you are thinking and there are TONS of artfully/strategically placed lilies to titillate your fancy.

 

Here’s the synopsis:

 

After an asteroid explosion and meteor shower lit up the sky over planet earth, strange adorable bears began to attack and devour humans. The earthlings responded with violence of their own, and in the end, a massive barrier – the Wall of Severance– was erected to separate man from bear. This fragile peace lasted until two high school girls encounter a yuri flower blooming – only to be shaken by the piercing warning of the Bear Alarm! Once again, bear and man- or bear and girl -will be pitted against each other in a deadly and mysterious showdown—brought to you buy Kunihiko Ikuhara, the director of Sailor Moon and Revolutionary Girl Utena.

 

Check out the English cast list below!  The Broadcast Dub of the show will be available on Mondays at 2:30pm ET beginning this Monday, March 16th.

 

yurikuma_keyvisual.jpgCHARACTER – ACTOR

 

Kureha Tsubaki – Alexis Tipton
Ginko – Monica Rial
Lulu – Jamie Marchi
Sumika – Elaine Wagner
Yuriika – Colleen Clinkenbeard
Mitsuko – Catilin Glass
Life Sexy – J. Michael Tatum
Life Cool – Christopher Bevins
Life Beauty – Josh Grelle

 

CREW

 

ADR Director: Christopher Bevins
ADR Engineer: Peter Hawkinson
ADR Script Writer: Jamie Marchi

FUNimation’s SXSWi Takeover!

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Are you heading to SXSW Interactive this weekend? Then go ahead and start preparing yourself because we’re bringing more anime awesomeness than you can fit in a regular convention booth. We’re talking arm-wrestling, prize-winning, Dragon Ball Z history-making awesomeness! Check out the activities all weekend:

 

 

FUNimation Experience | Banger’s Brewhouse @ the Nerdist Compound
Fri/Sat/Sun | 12pm - 6pm

 

    • Ever wanted to arm-wrestle Goku? Come join the FUNimation Experience and test your strength against Kakarot himself! If you win on Friday or Saturday, you’ll be entered to win Seasons 1 – 9 of Dragon Ball Z on Blu-ray!

 

    • Plus, take pictures of your battle with Goku (or pose with our giant Attack on Titan wall!) and you could win even more prizes! Just share your pics using #SXSWAnime on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and 3 lucky winners will take home a huge anime prize pack!* (Be sure to follow us as well so we can DM you if you win!) 

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    • Need even more reasons to join the fun? Everyone who stops by will get a free pair of FUNimation sunglasses and lanyard! (While supplies last)

 

 

FUNimation Presents: 25 Years of Dragon Ball Z | Geek Stage 
Sunday | 2:15pm

 

    •  Join FUNimation for a nostalgic look back at the past 25 years of Dragon Ball Z and see what the future may hold for this international pop culture phenomenon.

 

 

FUNimation Booth @ Palmer Events Center

Fri/Sat/Sun | 12pm – 8pm

 

    • Come see our crew at the FUNimation booth and we’ll hook you up with some incredible deals on anime. Plus, get a free FUNimation lanyard with every purchase! (While supplies last)

 

 

 

Keep up with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to see all of our SXSWi updates!

 

*Click here to see the official #SXWSAnime Contest rules!