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D-Frag Cast Announcements – Day 3!

Time for the rest of our D-Frag! cast announcements! Here are our last character sheets for delinquent-with-a-heart-of-gold Kazama and super-deformed-chibi-human-with-a-heart-of-darkness Roka, for this giant tabletop RPG campaign that we call life.

 

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Here’s your full cast announcement!

CHARACTER

ACTOR

Ataru Kawahara J. Michael Tatum 
Chitose Karasuyama Whitney Rodgers
Kenji Kazama Austin Tindle
Minami Ohsawa Caitlin Glass
Nagayama Ian Sinclair
Roka Shibasaki Bryn Apprill
Sakura Mizukami Megan Shipman
Yokoshima Josh Grelle
Young Ataru J. Michael Tatum
Young Kazama Austin Tindle
Tsutsumi Inada Morgan Garrett
Takao Tia Ballard

 

Looking forward to the dub? What do you think of the cast? Click the link here for free puppies!: http://funi.to/1yGCQCN  Just kidding, it’s to pre-order D-Frag! (out on Blu-ray/DVD combo 4/28!)

 

Freezing Vibration Gift with Purchase and Exclusive Info!

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Hello, friends! As we near the spring we’re revving up for some new home video releases, and one we’re particularly excited about—and we hope you are too –is Freezing Vibration, the sizzling sequel to the sci-fi action hit Freezing.

 

Not only are we releasing this complete second season on April 21, not only does it include six OVA short episodes, and not only is the release available for pre-order now…we’ve done something extra-special for this release, just for fans who buy the series here on our FUNimation.com store.

 

Fans who purchase our Freezing Vibration FUNimation.com Exclusive Edition will receive a special limited edition calendar featuring your favorite Freezing ladies—and including a very special (and very naughty) piece of Freezing anime art commissioned just for the series’ North American fans! Note: this release is limited to 500 units ONLY, so pre-order early!

 

If you can’t afford to level up to the exclusive edition, we’ve still got something special for you. Anyone who pre-orders any Freezing Vibration release (the Limited Edition, regular edition, or FUNimation.com Exclusive Edition) will also receive a special digital gift with purchase: a wallpaper featuring a slightly-more-clothed version of this same exclusive artwork.

 

So….

Viewers of this blog post get:

  • To see the 100% fully-clothed version of our North American-exclusive artwork!

 

  Fans who pre-order any Freezing Vibration release get:

  • Their chosen release (obviously!), plus
  • A desktop wallpaper featuring a decidedly less-clothed version of our North American-exclusive artwork!

 

The 500 fans who pre-order the Freezing Vibration FUNimation.com Exclusive Edition get:

  • The Freezing Vibration Limited Edition release, plus
  • The exclusive desktop wallpaper, plus
  • An exclusive Freezing calendar (April 2015 through March 2016)

 

 

Sound good? Okay, here’s your preview of the exclusive art:

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Be sure to pre-order your copy of Freezing Vibration today!

 

D-Frag! Cast Announcements – Day 2!

Day 2 of D-Frag! cast announcements! Here are our RPG character sheets for student council psycho-prez Chitose and REAL Game Creation Club prez Takao. Watch out for Takao’s Takaos casting magic missile, if you know what I mean.

 

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Stay tuned — the main characters will be revealed tomorrow!

 

By the way, pre-order D-Frag! Complete Series. Blu-ray/DVD Combo. 4/28/15.

 

New Release Tuesday – A Certain Scientific Railgun!

 

This Tuesday’s release is magical enough to stand alone! From the director of Toradora!, take another explosively fun trip into the world of A Certain Magical Index, with A Certain Scientific Railgun!

 

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A Certain Scientific Railgun – Season 1

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Available NOW on Blu-ray/DVD Combo – Click here!

 

Synopsis
Misaka Mikoto, a middle-school girl with an amazing and highly-destructive ability to control electricity, is one of the top level espers in Academy City, a highly developed town populated by students with supernatural abilities. Joined by her three very different girl friends– her flirty roommate and skilled teleporting esper Kuroko; Kuroko’s innocent rookie partner at the local student-run law enforcing agency Uiharu; and Uiharu’s best friend Saten, who has no esper powers– Mikoto encounters various strange phenomena and eccentric people through her action-packed adventures in this exciting scientific town.

 

D-Frag! Cast Announcements – Day 1!

Psycho school comedy D-Frag! is up for pre-order now, and we’re kicking it off with three days of cast announcements! Anyone like tabletop RPGs? Check out the character sheets for cute torturer Sakura and the taser-happy teacher Minami Ohsawa of the Game Creation Club!

 

To celebrate this cast announcement, tell us YOUR favorite memories of your school teachers and tasers! Can’t remember any? Must be the tasers.

 

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Did we mention pre-order? You should pre-order. Do it. D-Frag!

 

FUNimation Acquires Home Video Rights for Dragonar Academy, Date a Live II, and NO-RIN

We know a lot of fans have been asking about the status for the following shows, so we’re very pleased to announce that we have secured the home video rights for Dragonar Academy, Date a Live II, and NO-RIN. See below for details.

 

 

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Dragonar Academy

 

synopsis:

Ash Blake is nothing but a joke to his fellow students at Ansullivan Dragonar Academy. Sure, he’s got the sacred star brand that marks him as a future master of dragons, but he’s having more than a little trouble playing the part of a hero. At least until the day his dragon suddenly awakens, and his world changes forever. There’s just one slight problem: His dragon is actually a beautiful girl, and she’s determined to become the master – and make Ash the slave! Beautiful girls and high-flying action take center stage in this thrilling adventure.

 

Dragonar Academy will be releasing on Blu-ray and DVD Combo in 2015. Check out http://funimation.com/dragonar-academy for more details.

 

 

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Date a Live II

 

synopsis:
Gear up for a thrilling second season of the smash hit anime Date a Live! This epic new chapter picks up where last season ended and introduces some titillating new developments – like a stunning set of twin Sirens! Don’t miss this chance for a second date with your favorite space babes or their adorable hijinks could wreak havoc on planet Earth! Fans are sure to flip for this irresistible offering from the studio behind Cat Planet Cuties.

 

Date a Live II will be releasing on Blu-ray and DVD Combo in 2015. Watch episodes from the first season on http://funimation.com/date-a-live.

 

 

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Coming soon! From the director of the Negima! OVAs and Baka and Test comes a hilarious new series with more agricultural innuendos than you can shake a cucumber at!

 

synopsis:

The mood is right for falling in love with a superstar in the new series from the director of the Negima OVAs! Teenager Hata Kosaku is crushed when his favorite singing idol, Kusakabe Yuka, stuns the world by retiring from show business. Kosaku’s friends try to cheer him up, but nothing can chase away his gloomy mood until Yuka herself transfers into his class at Tamo Agriculture School!

 

Check out http://funimation.com/no-rin for more information and to watch subtitled episodes.

 

 

 

Announced on ANNCast: Winter 2015 Broadcast Dubs & Future Diary Blu-ray Release

If you didn’t catch this morning’s ANNCast, you may have missed some big announcements from FUNimation. But not to worry, we’ve put together an announcement preview, just for you!

 

FUNimation’s Senior Marketing Manager, Adam Sheehan, and Senior Manager of Social Strategy and Development, Justin Rojas, sat down with the good folks at Anime News Network to share some industry insights.

 

During the interview, Adam and Justin announced that the popular FUNimation Broadcast Dubs will be returning for the Winter 2015 simulcast season! Never heard of Broadcast Dubs? Want to get the inside scoop? Check out this article explaining FUNimation’s Broadcast Dubs and how they work!

 

The second announcement of the morning jumps from streaming to home video: Future Diary will be getting a Blu-ray release later in 2015!

 

Want to hear the entire interview? You can listen to the ANNCast here: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/anncast/2015-01-16/.83313

 

 

FUNimation Acquires Rights for Yatterman Night!

 

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Fans of classic anime will recognize the original beloved Yatterman franchise from Tatsunoko Production, the pioneers of Japanese animation behind such hits as Speed Racer and Gatchaman. Yatterman Night is a completely new series with new characters, aimed at an older audience with some darker modern elements, so it’ll be a great watch for fans of the original property and other anime fans alike!

The first episode of Yatterman Night will premiere on Tuesday, January 13th, with subsequent episodes streaming shortly after Japanese broadcast at 10:30 AM EST/9:30 AM CST on Sundays.

 

Synopsis
Long, long ago, a pair of heroes called the Yatterman faced off against the mischievous Doronbow Gang, led by the sexy villainess Doronjo. Now, years later, the Yatter Kingdom is protected by the new Yatterman. But the mysterious new Yatterman have forced the Yatter people into labor, and unrest runs rampant throughout the kingdom. In the spirit of her predecessor, a young new Doronjo reforms the Doronbow Gang in rebellion against the Yatterman.

 

In celebration of the beloved classic’s 40th anniversary, this modern update features some familiar faces, and an exciting new cast and story.

 

The cast of characters includes:

doro_main_kai Doronjo, played by Eri Kitamura (Sayaka Miki from Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Karen Araragi from Bakemonogatari)

 

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Boyacky, played by Hiroaki Hirata (Sanji from One Piece, Kotetsu T. Kaburagi from Tiger and Bunny)

 

 

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Tonzra, played by Kenta Miyake (Scar from Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Mohammed Avdol from Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure)

 

Also featuring:

Character Voice Actor Other Roles
Galina Hiroyuki Yoshino Favaro Leone (Rage of Bahamut: Genesis), Gan-chan/Yatterman-1 (Yatterman 2008),
Alouette Shizuka Itoh Michelle K. Davis (Terraformars), Ai-chan/Yatterman-2 (Yatterman 2008)
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Oda Chiaki Takahashi Litchi Faye-Ling (BlazBlue), Azusa Miura (The IDOLM@STER)

 

That concludes our Winter 2015 Simulcast line-up!

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New FUNimation Streaming Service SubPass Now Available!

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FUNimation may be best known for its dubs, but we know that people have different ways of consuming anime.  While we include subs on home video and as part of our streaming service, we’ve never really had a product specific to sub fans – until now!

 

FUNimation is pleased to announce the launch of a subscription ‘SubPass‘ that gives fans unlimited access to subtitled anime. Episodes can be streamed in HD, commercial-free, right after the Japanese broadcast, and across multiple devices!

 

We at FUNimation feel the same way you do about anime and the amazing people in Japan who work so hard to make the shows that we all love – the production staff, animators, and voice actors, to name a few. The SubPass is a great way to show your support for the Japanese anime industry and its creators.  The more you watch, the more we can pay the licensors in Japan, and in turn, the more content we can bring to you.  For a little over $1/week (monthly rate) you can enjoy all the subtitled anime you want and support those who create these amazing shows.

 

The FUNimation SubPass is available for the low price of $4.95/month.  Or try it for 3 months at $12.95.  For the best value, sign up for the yearly subscription at $39.95 – a 33% savings!  That’s $3.33/month or 11 cents/day!

 

For a limited introductory period, SubPass subscribers will also be able to access both subbed and dubbed content on funimation.com and across each of the FUNimation apps – including our new PS3 app! Explore all of the great content we have to offer for this limited time! For more information on the FUNimation apps, please visit: funimation.com/apps

 

In addition to our new SubPass, we will continue to offer our original subscription service, now called the All-AccessPass. This provides unlimited access to both subbed & dubbed episodes. The All-AccessPass will still be offered at $7.95/month and $59.95/12-month.  We are also pleased to offer a new $18.95/3-month option.

 

For more information on the FUNimation Streaming Service please visit: funimation.com/subscribe 

 

Thank you for your ongoing support.  We continue to make improvements to our site, products, and services, so please check back often for all the latest updates!

 

FUNimation Acquires Rights for Maria the Virgin Witch!

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Today we are thrilled to announce that FUNimation has acquired the rights for Maria the Virgin Witch!

 

The show will be joining our Winter 2015 Simulcast lineup starting January 11th at 8:30am CT/ 9:30am ET

 

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. Don’t miss this intriguing tale of magic, war, and sexual frustration from Production I.G. and the director of Code Geass!

 

 

How many of you guessed this title correctly? Our clue was:

 

“Solve my code and learn the sixes play”

 

The trick to it is: Every sixth letter (excluding spaces) spells “MARIA”