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Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence Acquisition Announcement

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As announced during Anime Expo, we have acquired the rights for Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence! At the moment, we don’t have release dates, but you can expect streaming and a home video release in the future. See below for more details about this movie from Anime News Network:

 

The film is a sequel to Oshii’s earlier Ghost in the Shell 1995 anime film, which adapts Masamune Shirow’s manga of the same name. Production I.G worked on both films.
 
The film premiered in Japan in 2004. Go Fish Pictures released the film on DVD with English subtitles in 2004. Manga Entertainment released the film with an English on DVD in the United Kingdom in 2006. Bandai Entertainment then released the film on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in 2009 with a slightly modified English dub cast from Manga Entertainment’s.
 
Funimation debuted the Ghost In The Shell: The New Movie film last November. The film is the latest installment in the franchise. Funimation also licensed the Ghost in the Shell Arise OVA series in 2013, and streamed the OVA’s updated television broadcast version Ghost in the Shell: Arise Alternative Architecture last year. Both the OVA and the television broadcast tie in to the Ghost In The Shell: The New Movie film.

 

Synopsis:

The year is 2032 and the line between humans and machines has been blurred beyond distinction. Detective Batou, an agent for a covert anti-terrorist unit, is given a new case about gynoids—realistic female robots created for companionship—that have begun malfunctioning and murdering their owners. But as they dig deeper into this case filled with depravity, they find a shocking truth behind the crimes.

 

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FUNIMATION FILMS SECURES RIGHTS TO “SHIN GODZILLA” MOVIE THROUGHOUT THE AMERICAS

Last night in a surprise announcement to fans at San Diego Comic Con 2016, Funimation® Films announced its acquisition of the live action film “SHIN GODZILLA” from Toho Company, Ltd. The agreement includes theatrical, home entertainment, video on demand and broadcast rights for the upcoming Japanese live-action feature film and covers all of the Americas (North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean). Funimation is currently planning to release “SHIN GODZILLA” in theaters in late 2016.

 

“Funimation is extremely pleased to be working with Toho to bring ‘SHIN GODZILLA’ to audiences across the Americas,” said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and President of Funimation.

 

“SHIN GODZILLA” (“Shin Gojira”) is a Japanese tokusatsu kaiju film – a live action science fiction monster movie featuring special effects. It is the 29th Godzilla film produced by Toho. The film is co-directed by Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi. Both directors performed double duties as writer and visual effects director respectively.  Higuchi most recently directed the live action film adaption of “Attack on Titan” (“Shingeki no Kyojin”) which was released in 2015. “SHIN GODZILLA” stars Hiroki Hasegawa and Satomi Ishihara – both alums of the “Attack on  Titan” movie – and Yutaka Takenouchi.

 

“’SHIN GODZILLA’ represents a brand new chapter in the 62-year history of this iconic science fiction monster,” said Mike DuBoise, EVP and COO of Funimation. “We’re excited to bring audiences this new vision of Godzilla from Toho as reimagined by directors Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi.”

 

For future news and information on “SHIN GODZILLA,” please register for email updates at funimationfilms.com.

Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign – Preview the Collector’s Edition and Season One Part Two

Whose side are you on? The humans or the vampires? We aren’t sure either after the events of Season One Part Two in Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign. It is difficult to really discern which side is more evil or right. However, that big question inspired the design of Seraph of the End’s home video releases.

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FunimationNow has launched on Amazon Fire TV!

FunimationNow on Amazon Fire TV

 

Amazon Fire TV users, now you too can stream anime on your TV with the all-new FunimationNow App!  The FunimationNow App for Amazon Fire TV has a wide variety of awesome features including:

 

·         Access to our library of anime simulcasts, broadcast dubs, and past favorites

·         Show marathoning for non-stop watching

·         The ability to sync your queue and watch progress across devices

·         Find your anime with helpful sorts, filters, and search

·         Closed caption support

·         Pick up right where you left off

 

To download the app, just visit the Amazon App Store and search for FunimationNow!

To learn more about the other apps we currently offer, visit our Apps Page.

 

 

<<www.funimation.com/apps

 

Summer 2016 Broadcast Dub English Cast Announcements

Summer Simulcast Season 2016

 

Summer 2016 Simulcast Season has a huge Broadcast Dub list, as announced earlier this week, which means that tons of shows are getting dubbed quicker than ever, and with that comes many English cast announcements! Stay tuned to this blog in the coming days to see what all we have announced as we’ll be updating this page with all of the cast listings.

 

Click here to go to FIRST LOVE MONSTER
Click here to go to Puzzle & Dragons X
Click here to go to Heroic Legend of Arslan: Dust Storm Dance (Season 2)
Click here to go to SERVAMP

 

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Announcing: Summer Broadcast Dub Line-up 2016!

Here it is, the Summer 2016 Broadcast Dub line-up — plus the new Dubbletalk line-up!

 

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Summer Broadcast Dub Premiere Dates

FIRST LOVE MONSTERJuly 16

The Heroic Legend of Arslan: Dust Storm Dance2July 19

Puzzle & Dragons XJuly 19 (U.S. & Canada); July 20 (U.K. & Ireland)

SERVAMPJuly 20

Love Live! Sunshine!! 2July 30

Show by Rock!! Short!!August 1

Cheer Boys!!August 2

Tales of Zestiria the XAugust 3 (U.S. & Canada); August 4 (U.K. & Ireland)

D.Gray-man HALLOWAugust 3 (U.S. & Canada); August 4 (U.K. & Ireland)

PlanetarianAugust 4

Handa-kun - August 5 (U.S. & Canada); August 6 (U.K. & Ireland)

The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. – August 7

Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak High School – Future ArcAugust 10 (U.S. & Canada); August 11 (U.K. & Ireland)

Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak High School – Despair ArcAugust 11

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1  U.S., Canada, U.K. and Ireland. Premiere date same for all countries unless otherwise noted.
2  U.S. and Canada only.
3   Carryover from spring season.
 

FUNIMATION ENTERTAINMENT ACQUIRES EXCLUSIVE INTERNATIONAL RIGHTS TO “DRIFTERS” FROM NBCUNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT JAPAN


Drifters Announcement

Announced at the annual Industry Panel at Anime Expo 2016, Funimation Entertainment revealed to the capacity audience its acquisition of “Drifters” – the eagerly anticipated new anime series from “Hellsing” creator Kouta Hirano. Funimation has secured the exclusive international rights to home entertainment, video on demand and broadcast distribution of the title from NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan. “Drifters” is set to premiere this October on the company’s subscription streaming service, FunimationNow, in the U.S., Canada, U.K., and Ireland.

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Escaflowne Home Video Date Announcement + Preview the Packaging!

More announcements from Anime Expo! At their panel, Sunrise, the creators of Cowboy Bebop and Code Geass, helped us to reveal the cover art and official home video release date for The Vision of Escaflowne, the classic mecha fantasy anime, for its 20th anniversary.

 

The Escaflowne TV series collector’s edition, standard editions, and movie will all hit shelves on October 18, 2016! All releases with have both the new 2016 English dub and the original broadcast English dub, as well as Japanese audio. You’ll be able to pre-order on July 15.

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Funimation licences Makoto Shinkai’s newest film: Your Name (Kimi no Na wa)

We’re excited to announce today that we will be releasing Your Name (Kimi no Na wa), the newest gorgeously animated film from prestigious director Makoto Shinkai, in theaters and on home video. If you’re not familiar with Director Shinkai’s work, you need to be—Variety named him one of the top 10 “animators to watch” for 2016 (and the only Japanese director on that list), and also listed him as one of the top anime directors after Hayao Miyazaki’s retirement, along with Boy and the Beast director Mamoru Hosoda.

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