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Daimidaler English Cast Announcement!


Daimidaler is meching macking making its way to home video on December 15th, and we’re revealing the English voice cast and crew! Plus, if you missed the dub premiere at Anime Weekend Atlanta, we’ve got a sneak peek of the dub in the raunchy trailer below!


Main Cast
KOUICHI Matt Mercer
KYOKO Emily Neves
KIRIKO Cherami Leigh
SHOUMA Todd Haberkorn
MATAYOSHI J. Michael Tatum
RITZ Tessa Ellory
ADR DIRECTOR Clifford Chapin
HEAD WRITER John Burgmeier


Official Series Synopsis - 

The creators of High School DxD bring you a ridiculously raunchy romp through a world filled with mechs powered by perversion! The earth is under attack by the alien Penguin Empire and only heroes able to produce Hi-Ero particles need apply. Piloting the Daimidaler mechs are master pervert Kouichi with his take-no-prisoners libido and Kiriko, a girl who can level cities just by thinking of her boyfriend. It’s up to them to dodge the massive front tails of the filthy penguin commandos and go toe to toe with rival mechs powered by a girl who loves penguins a little too much. Experience an overflow of Hi-Ero power with brave Daimidaler!


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Big News on Our Free! –Eternal Summer- BD/DVD Release

FREEWe are upgrading all three releases of Free! -Eternal Summer- to include the OVA, a fourteenth episode of the series that was not broadcast on Japanese television or on simulcast! This will affect the Premium Edition, Limited Edition, and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack. All three will now be available February 16, 2016 (but pre-order now)!


We’ve been working hand-in-hand with our licensing partners in Japan to be able to make this change for you, and through collaborating together, we are now able to put the series and OVA together. This is a new opportunity that hasn’t been available before, so we’re excited to be bringing all of Free! -Eternal Summer- to fans in one single package.


What does this mean for you? If you’ve pre-ordered the series already, no sweat—your order will remain the same, but your home video release will now include the extra content. If you haven’t pre-ordered yet, you can do so now—pre-order before the release date and you’ll also be entered to win some great prizes! (If you’ve already pre-ordered, you’re already automatically entered.)


The OVA is really pretty special—an all-out water gun fight full-length episode with the Iwatobi and Samezuka boys, full of hilarity and drama and wet swimmer boys and… maid outfits? Who’s going to come out on top?! Suffice to say, if you’re a Free! fan craving more content after the end of the TV series, you won’t want to miss out on this one.


Need more reasons to pre-order? Check out everything you get in the Free! –Eternal Summer- “For the Future” Premium Edition:


  • The Free! –Eternal Summer- Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack, featuring a gorgeous rigid chipboard box with water gloss effect inspired by the Japanese release
  • 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



Customers who pre-order the Premium Edition will be entered to win a 1/8 scale figure of Iwatobi High School’s resident water lover, Haruka Nanase!


The Limited Edition and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack are also available.


And if you haven’t checked it out yet, below is the trailer for the series!



Fall Simulcast 2015 Season Announcements!



The weather may be cooling down, but our Fall simulcast season is heating up! See our new simulcast line-up for the Fall!


New this Fall:


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Kimito Kagurazaka is a extraordinarily average. Average grades, average abilities, average looks, average love life (nonexistent). That is, until one day he’s abducted by a mysterious organization and forced to enroll a super secret, super elite academy for the richest, classiest, elitest of the elite young ladies. Turns out Kimito has been chosen as a “commoner sample” to better help the isolated and naïve girls cope with entering into normal society. But there’s a catch—Kimito isn’t allowed to show any romantic or sexual interest in the girls, lest he face gruesome repercussions. Can this commoner enter the secret world of high society?




Rainy Cocoa, Welcome to Rainy Color  

Aoi Tokura is having a rough day. He’s used to being mistaken for a girl, but it’s even worse when a captivating stranger on the train calls him a creeper for staring a little too long. Aoi’s soaked by a sudden rainstorm and takes shelter at Rainy Color, a cozy café where the warmth of the staff compliments the sweet hot cocoa he’s served. When he falls into a job at the café he feels like things are finally looking up— until Keiichi Iwase, the man he couldn’t help but stare at on the train, shows up. Did this day just get worse, or better?




Attack on Titan: Junior High

Your favorite characters from Attack on Titan are back in…junior high school? Adapted from the hit spinoff manga series – Attack on Titan: Junior High (written by Saki Nakagawa), this parody reimagines Eren, Mikasa, Armin, and other characters from the original manga as students and teachers at Titan Junior High School.










This retro-style throwback is a romping adventure with a sweet setting! In a traditional Japanese sweets shop in Kyoto works Daijiro Kyogoku, the latest young successor in a long line of sweet shop owners. One day, Daijiro finds a giant robot in the shop’s basement called Doamayger-D. Now, villanous robots are on the loose, and the hero we need is Doamayger-D… a candy-making mech?



Heavy Object

In the future, warfare has been revolutionized by the invention of mechanical weapons called “Objects.” These Objects are overwhelmingly powerful, rendering traditional weapons like guns, tanks and fighter jets completely useless. Qwenthur is an un-athletic, but smart soldier who aims to work as an Object mechanic. Stationed at an Alaskan Object base, he meets Milinda, a stoic but beautiful Elite Soldier who pilots her own Object. As they learn to support each other in battle, Qwenthur begins to uncover the grim secret behind the Heavy Objects.





Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid

After adorable “mermaid” Mamori is transferred to one of five artificial islands, she’s cornered, attacked and eventually saved by another beautiful transfer named Mirei. Unfortunately, even after the girl intervenes, Mamori’s attackers refuse to let up. Just when they think all hope is lost, Mirei and Mamori share a passionate kiss that turns the little “mermaid” into a powerful sword in this new show from series composer Yousuke Kuroda (High School of the Dead, Mobile Suit Gundam 00) and ARMS studio (Ikki Tousen, Queen’s Blade, Elfen Leid).



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What if superhumans were real? Even better, what if every fabled superhuman existed at the same time, in the same place? Titans from outer space, life forms from a mystical world, phantoms and goblins from ancient times, cyborgs created by scientists, relics that rose out of the ruins of ancient civilizations. In another Japan, it’s not just a question of “what if”—it’s a reality. Some of the superhumans choose to keep their identities a secret, while others bask in their superhuman fame. Jiro Hitoyoshi, member of the Superhuman Bureau, keeps track of their doings. From the creative force behind Fullmetal Alchemist, including director Seiji Mizushima (Fullmetal Alchemist and Mobile Suit Gundam 00) and writer Shou Aikawa (Fullmetal Alchemist), comes a new adventure with high-flying action.




Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans

From the original creator of the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise and Mari Okada the writer behind anohana and Black Butler Season 1, comes Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans. 300 years after the end of a great conflict known as the “Calamity War,” a new government system has brought an era of peace to Earth. But when Mikazuki Augus, a young member of a private security company known as the CGS, accepts a mission to protect a young woman seeking to liberate the Martian city of Chryse from Earth’s rule, he sets off a chain of events that threatens to send the galaxy back to war. With his orders in hand, he’ll have to head into battle using a war-era relic the CGS has been using as a power source—the Gundam Barbatos.




Ayanagi Academy: home of musical dreams and insane competition. New student Yuta Hoshitani dreams of being in show business, but to get there he’ll have to gain acceptance from the Kao Council (Cherry Blossom Flower Council), Ayanagi Academy’s five highest ranking students. For Yuta and his friends to do well in the music department, they’ll have to get onto a Star Team, lead by the KaoCouncil members. Though the newcomers are struggling, they catch the interest of one of the Kao Council members, which just might send them on the starlit journey they’ve been dreaming of! From director Shunsuke Tada (Kuroko’s Basketball and Prince of Tennis) comes a new show that will have you dreaming of stardom.





Dance with Devils

From Rejet, the original creator of Diabolik Lovers, and Brain’s Base, the studio behind Princess Jellyfish, comes a devilish tale of high school seduction. Second-year student Ritsuka Tachibana has the perfect school-to-life balance, but all of that’s thrown into chaos when she discovers that several of her handsome male classmates are actually demons in disguise.








 And, in case you missed it, our first batch of Fall announcements included:



Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign (Season 1 Part 2)

The battle between humans and vampires continues in Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign Part 2. After the Shinjuku Battle, Yuichiro reunites with Mikaela only to discover he’s been turned into a vampire. To save what’s left of his family and protect his new friends, Yuichiro desperately tries to find a way to return vampires to their human forms. His search becomes a race against time when Kureto reveals to Guren that, in one month, the main unit of the vampire army will start attacking Tokyo. There’s no time to waste, the real fight is about to begin!



Noragami Aragoto

Yato may just be a minor god now, but he’s determined to make it big and he’s got a plan. Unfortunately, things just don’t seem to be going his way. He doesn’t have a single shrine dedicated to him, his partner has just quit, and now he’s got to find a new divine weapon. Just when things look bleak, he meets a girl named Hiyori and changes her life forever.



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Aria is a volatile girl who wields two pistols and two swords and holds the highest rank in assault studies at a high school for young mercenaries. This pint-sized prodigy swoops in to save her classmate Kinji from a high-speed chase, but he ends up saving her after he switches from a boring wimp into a total hot shot! His secret? He only turns into something of a James Bond when he’s turned on! Convinced Kinji’s an ace, Aria strong-arms him into being her partner—but she isn’t the only femme fatale who wants a taste of his coveted combat skills. Aria gets Kinji for one mission, but he’ll end up with more than one finger on his trigger!


Fairy Tail

When four young wizards from the most destructive guild in Fiore team up to take jobs, they forge a bond more powerful than any magic and grow stronger with every mission. Whatever you do, don’t mess with these friends or you’ll get burned!


One Piece

Monkey D. Luffy is on a quest to become king of all pirates! With a course charted for the treacherous waters of the Grand Line, Luffy will never drop anchor until he’s claimed the greatest treasure on Earth – the Legendary One Piece!


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Riddle Story of Devil English Cast Announcement – Final Round

Shorewood Standard Ocard1 It’s the last of our Riddle Story of Devil – Akuma no Riddle cast announcement! Here are our final Class Black assassin class girls for this sexy, deadly anime.

Today’s reveals get a little trippy: a girl prince and an angelic loli, a two-faced murderess, a veritable princess with a killer body, and the mysterious administrator of the killing game…


Click here to pre-order your DVD copy now – available December 8th!



Sumireko Mahiro


Chitaru Nio

Director: Caitlin Glass

Chitaru Namatame: Monica Rial
Hitsugi Kirigaya: Natalie Hoover
Mahiru/ Shinya Banba: Mikaela Krantz
Sumireko Hanabusa: Bryn Apprill
Nio Hashiri: Lauren Landa


Riddle Story of Devil English Cast Announcement – Round 2

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Another day, another round of lady assassins! We’re revealing four new English dub cast announcements for schoolgirl killing game anime Riddle Story of Devil – Akuma no Riddle. If you love the killing game tension of Danganronpa or the badass ladies of Noir, check this one out.



Click here to pre-order your DVD copy now – available December 8th!



Today’s class roster features an assassin armed with deadly wire, a sexy knife wielder, a bomb specialist, and one assassin with a secret…


Riddle Story of Devil English Cast Announcement – Round 1

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Do you like girls with guns and knives? Killing games? Maybe even… yuri? The femme fatale assassination game anime Riddle Story of Devil – Akuma no Riddle is up for pre–order now, and we’re unveiling the English dub cast over three days!



Click here to pre-order your DVD copy now – available December 8th!




Check out our first class roster, featuring our protagonists, an elite hacker, and a scissors-wielding serial killer!


Regarding the Tokyo Ghoul Season 1 Collector’s Edition

Hey Tokyo Ghoul fans, we’ve got some updates and changes for you on the Season 1 release, so we wanted to make sure you have the latest news. We know you’re ready to eat up this title as soon as possible!


In the process of manufacturing the Season 1 Collector’s Edition, we found some physical defects in the finished product that we just couldn’t accept. This does mean that the Collector’s Edition will be delayed, but these issues will NOT affect the Standard or Limited Edition – those will still be released as planned on September 22nd. We currently don’t have a release date for the corrected Collector’s Edition. As soon as we do, we will communicate it to you.


If you have already pre-ordered a Collector’s Edition, your order is absolutely still valid, and we’ll get this new production run out to you as soon as we can.


Thanks again for all of your patience as we work through this process!

Fall Simulcast Season Is Heating Up!


Sure, maybe you just scratched Labor Day off on your One Piece calendar. Maybe you’re picking up your Fairy Tail backpack and trudging off to school wearing your favorite Noragami shirt. (and pants. Please be wearing pants.) Maybe you’re sketching out your next Moon Demon Company cosplay from Seraph of the End during that boring meeting at work. Or maybe you’re just asking yourself what you have to look forward to now that Summer is over??

Have no fear, my friends! Summer may be over but we’ve already got the hottest shows on simulcast ready for you – and these are just the beginning! You’ll definitely want to keep your FUNimation app of choice (you know we’ve got you covered on almost any device, right?)  ready to stream these amazing selections on your screen and straight into your eyeballs.

So get your viewing palette ready for these delicious dishes:


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Fairy Tail

Fairy Tail





One Piece

One Piece


Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign – Part 2


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Tickets Now on Sale For “Attack on Titan” Live Action Movies

Limited Theatrical Release to Screen in Two Parts in Nearly 300 Theaters Across U.S. and Canada

FLOWER MOUND, TEXAS – August 28, 2015. FUNimation Entertainment announced today that tickets for the “Attack on Titan” live action movies are now available for purchase via the official movie website The new, two-part feature film is a limited theatrical release and will screen in nearly 300 theaters across the United States and Canada. In the U.S., Part 1 will play in theaters on September 30, October 1 & 7 and has an approximate running time of 98 minutes; and Part 2 will screen two weeks later on October 20, 22 & 27 and has an approximate running time of 87 minutes.  In Canada, Part 1 will play in theaters on October 5 and 26 followed by Part 2 on October 22 and October 26.


“The day Attack on Titan fans across North America have been waiting for has finally arrived. This is a limited theatrical release so I encourage fans to find their nearest theater and purchase tickets to both movies now,“ said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and founder of FUNimation. “A movie as colossal as Attack on Titan truly takes two parts to tell. Fans do not want to miss this opportunity.”


The “Attack on Titan” live action movies are based on the popular manga series of the same name (“Shingeki no Kyojin” in Japanese), which tells the story of a world where most of humanity has been destroyed by giants and where the last of mankind fights to survive behind three concentric walls – walls that were once impenetrable to the giants. With more than 50 million copies in print today, “Attack on Titan” has also inspired four spin-off manga as well as a 25-episode anime series which FUNimation both simulcast and released on home video in North America.


“We wanted to make sure that we could bring Attack on Titan to as many fans as possible and we’ve put together a great network of theatrical partners to do just that,“ said Mike DuBoise, COO of FUNimation. “That said, we know Attack on Titan will draw in people new to anime as well as fans of other genres like horror and sci-fi. This movie will not disappoint.”


As part of the ticket sales launch, the new version of the official movie website will go live that includes a theater locator, additional movie info and cast posters, the theatrical trailers as well as extras including photo galleries from the movie, the world premiere in July and fan fun.


For more information on the “Attack on Titan” live action movies, to locate theaters or to purchase tickets, please visit Tickets are limited.

FUNimation to Simulcast One Piece ‘Episode of Sabo’ TV Special


Get excited, One Piece fans! Everyone’s favorite lead-pipe wielding Revolutionary, Sabo, has his own story to tell – and it’s happening this weekend!




FUNimation will be simulcasting this Saturday’s ‘One Piece – Episode of Sabo’, scheduled to launch on and Saturday night at 1am CT, pending any technical delays or hold-ups. 


For more information about ‘One Piece – Episode of Sabo: Bond of Three Brothers – A Miraculous Reunion and an Inherited Will!’ check out these :30 promotional videos Toei posted earlier this week: