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Announcing: Full Summer Broadcast Dub & DubbleTalk Line-Up!

We’ve been jetting from convention to convention this summer, dropping hints and bits of information and now we’ve got the FULL Broadcast Dub and DubbleTalk line-up, all in one place:


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Want to dive deeper into Broadcast Dubs this summer? Starting August 12, you can join us every Wednesday for Season 3 of the DubbleTalk anime block and live show!


Join FUNimation’s best-known fan staffers, Justin Rojas and Lauren Moore, will join ScrewAttack’s Chad James and fans for episode recaps, fan questions and answers, special guest appearances, contests, and much more every Wednesday night on FUNimation.comand on


DubbleTalk Season 3 Line-up

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Speed Racer, PSYCHO-PASS: The Movie, Ghost in the Shell: The Movie, Assassination Classroom 2, and More — Announced at Otakon 2015!

Hold on tight, because we’ve got some MAJOR announcements just in from the FUNimation Industry Panel at Otakon 2015! First at the starting line:


Speed Racer

Coming Soon for the first time on Blu-ray! The definitive collection includes episodes never released in North America, as well as Mach GoGoGo! This release will be available in Japanese (w/ English subtitles) for the first time — stay tuned for more details!






Fire up your dominators, FUNimation is excited to announce that PSYCHO-PASS: The Movie will be coming to theaters in 2016!



And that’s not the only movie announcement we have for you…






Ghost in the Shell: The Movie

Fans of the GitS franchise get ready, FUNimation is bringing Ghost in the Shell: The Movie to theaters in Fall 2015!


Also, keep an eye out for…




Project Itoh - Coming in 2016!

Three film series based on the science fiction novels of the late Satoshi Itō. Each film adaptation will have its own director and animation studio:

- Genocidal Organ

Directed by Shukou Murase (Gangsta & Ergo Proxy)
Animation: Manglobe

- Harmony

Directed by Takashi Nakamura & Michael Arias.
Animation: Studio 4°C

The Empire of Corpses

Directed by Ryoutarou Makihara (Monster & Summer Wars key animator). Animation: WIT Studio


Plus! Koro-sensei fans, get excited! We’re bringing you


Assassination Classroom Season 2


It’s official! New episodes of the zany, students-turned-badasses anime, Assassination Classroom coming to FUNimation in 2016!






Last, but DEFINITELY not least…



Coming this November, for the first time on blu-ray!


FUNimation is excited to announce that we have acquired the rights to Noein, the 2005 sci-fi hit from the director of Escaflowne and the studio behind Aquarion and Macross Frontier!






Keep an eye our for more details on these big announcements in the near future!


Black Lagoon Collector’s Edition Announced at Otakon 2015!

Just announced in the FUNimation Industry Panel at Otakon 2015:

The Black Lagoon Collector’s Edition!

Available on Blu-ray+DVD Combo November 2015

Prepare to plunder, steal, and kick some major ass with this awesome release which includes:

- Season 1 + Season 2 + Roberta’s Blood Trail OVA on Blu-ray – over 13 hours of content

- Collectible “Ammo tin” chipboard box

- 60 page full-color art book

- Black Lagoon lighter

- Black Lagoon dog tags

(Art not final) 

Coming November 2015!



Tokyo Ghoul Collector’s Edition Revealed at Otakon 2015!

Just revealed in the FUNimation Industry Panel at Otakon 2015:


Tokyo Ghoul – Season One Collector’s Edition

Available on Blu-ray+DVD Combo 9.22.15


Feast your eyes on this gory release and end your Kaneki-esque internal struggle by pre-ordering now! Packed with more ghoulish greatness than Anteiku, this Collector’s Edition pulls out all the stops:

- Premium Collector’s Box with Clear Sleeve Revealing Kaneki and Rize’s Transformation from Human to Ghoul
- Complete Season 1 in Blu-ray/DVD Combo
- Fabric Poster
- 60-page art book
- 40-page blank journal
- 4 Art Cards




FUNimation Gets Robotic at MechaCon and SGC!

Video games and Mech-suits are some of our favorite things at FUNimation! This weekend, FUNimation will be heading out to two conventions that have both of those things: MechaCon in New Orleans and SGC in Frisco, TX. As always, we plan to bring the fun with packed panels and great deals at our booths!





  • FUNimation Peep Show (18+) | Friday, July 17th | 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM | Location: Panel Room 1
Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW! Watch jiggly clips and trailers from some of the hottest FUNimation titles. Don’t forget to bring tissues, you know, for the nose bleeds. Audience participation encouraged by tweeting using the hashtag #FUNimationPeepShow. You could even win some naughty prizes. 18+, bring your IDs!


  • FUNimation Favorites Panel | Saturday, July 18th | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Location: Panel Room 1
Join FUNimation star as we take a look at some of our personal favorites from current anime and past classics. What’s your FUNimation favorite?


  • FUNimation Industry Panel |  Saturday, July 18th | 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Location: Panel Room 1
From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news and information from North America’s largest anime distributor–FUNimation. 



FUNimation Booth


Stop by and get your hands on some great anime deals, plus:

  • Get a free FUNimation lanyard with every purchase!
  • With a $75+ purchase, you can enter a lucky draw for 1 of 7 FUNimation-exclusive pins!





  • FUNimation Favorites Panel | Friday, July 17th | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Location: Panel Room 1
Join FUNimation star as we take a look at some of our personal favorites from current anime and past classics. What’s your FUNimation favorite?
  • Dragon Ball Z: Original Voice Actor Reunion | Saturday, July 18th | 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM |  Location: Main Stage
For the first time, the voice actors from the original Dragon Ball Z will be reunited in a massive homecoming like no other! Join FUNimation, ScrewAttack, and the original voice actors for a time like no other!
  • Dragon Ball Z: Original Voice Actor Autograph Session | Saturday, July 18th | 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM |  Location: Autograph Area 1


FUNimation Booth


Stop by and get your hands on some great anime deals, plus:

  • Get a free FUNimation lanyard with every purchase!
  • With a $75+ purchase, you can enter a lucky draw for 1 of 7 FUNimation-exclusive pins!


Summer Simulcast Announcement: It’s Idol vs. Idol in Venus Project -Climax-!

Venus Project -Climax- is a unique multimedia series that will not only pit 2D idols against each other, but will also have the voice actresses competing in challenges often seen in Japanese variety shows. The live-action segments add a whole new layer to the drama within the anime. It’s a story within a story!



Character Voice Actor Other Roles
Eriko Hara Sawako Hata Former member of idol group SKE48, Suzuko Kanzaki (AKB0048)
Ruka Sovagasky Riho Iida Rin Hoshizora (Love Live!), Kana Uehara (Re-Kan!)
Miu Nureha Marika Hayase  


 Main Staff
Director Takehiro Nakayama
Series Composition Go Zappa
Character Design Yoshinari Saito
Animation Production Nomad




Experience a unique multimedia experience with Venus Project -Climax-! Set in a near-future Japan, Formula Venus is the new entertainment format that pits aspiring performers against each other for the title of New Idol Princess. Eriko Hara hopes to win to support the orphanage that took her in and the children that currently live there.


This unique multimedia show will also pit the actual voice actresses against each other in a series of live challenges. It’s 2D vs. 3D in Venus Project -Climax-!


Venus Project -Climax- episode 1 (live-action variety show) and 2 (anime) premiere at 5PM ET today. Catch it every Sunday at 11:30AM ET this summer!



Summer Simulcast Announcement – Get Ready to Enroll in Prison School!

Are you ready for the latest summer simulcast? Prison School is a raunchy take on the old “guys get to go to an all-girls school” trope, and the school punishments are unreal.



Character Voice Actor Other Roles
Kiyoshi Hiroshi Kamiya Araragi (Bakemonogatari), Izaya (Durarara!!), Levi (Attack on Titan)
Mari Sayaka Ohara Yuki (Aldnoah.Zero), Erza (Fairy Tail), Irisviel von Einzbern (Fate/Zero)
Meiko Shizuka Ito Misa (Bodacious Space Pirates), Yayoi (PSYCHO-PASS)
Hana Kana Hanazawa Rize (Tokyo Ghoul), Akane (PSYCHO-PASS)
Joe Daisuke Namikawa Italy (Hetalia), Waver Velvet (Fate/Zero)
Gakuto Katsuyuki Konishi Kamina (Gurren Lagann), Amon (Tokyo Ghoul)
Andre Kazuyuki Okitsu Muroi (Shiki), Madarame (Genshiken: Second Generation)
Shingo Kenichi Suzumura Atsushi Murasakibara (Kuroko’s Basketball), Zack (Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children)


 Main Staff
Director Tsutomu Mizushima (Genshiken, Witch Craft Works, Shirobako)
Series Composition Michiko Yokote (Devils and Realist, Squid Girl)
Character Design Junichiro Taniguchi (Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun, Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
Animation Production J.C. Staff (Bakuman., A Certain Magical Index, The Familiar of Zero)


Synopsis: Hachimitsu Academy, a prestigious all-girls school, has finally become co-ed, and average teen Kiyoshi is one of five boys to enroll. Unfortunately, an underground student council of ruthless, totally hot female students clandestinely rules the school! And when the boys are caught peeping, they’re sent to the school’s prison, where their punishment comes in the form of whips and chains.


Prison School premieres on Friday, July 10 at 1:05pm ET. Catch it every Friday at 1:05pm ET this summer!


© Akira Hiramoto, KODANSHA/Prison School Partners

Summoning the Dragon at San Diego Comic-Con

One of the biggest conventions in North America is here, so surely FUNimation will be there with BIG plans in the works!  From  panels to parties to (autograph) pennings, we’ll have it all waiting for you at Comic-Con International: San Diego. Check out our full line-up for the weekend, and get ready for FUNimation in full force:


Panels and Autographs



Thursday, July 9th


  • Dragon Ball Z Signing | 2:00P – 3:30P  | Location: FUNimation booth
    Sean Schemmel, Christopher R. Sabat, Chris Ayres


  • FUNimation Industry Panel | 5:30p – 6:30p | Location: Room 24ABC
    From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news, info, and announcements from North America’s largest anime distributor, FUNimation. Live tweet with us using the hashtag #FUNimationPanel for a chance to win prizes!


Friday, July 10th


  • Dragon Ball Z Signing | 12:30P – 1:30P  | Location: FUNimation booth
    Sean Schemmel, Christopher R. Sabat, Chris Ayres


  • Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ | 5:30P – 6:30P | Location: 24ABC
    This summer, Dragon Ball Z returns to the big screen as the series’ most evil villian seeks his revenge. Get an exclusive sneak peek at the next feature-length film in the Dragon Ball Z franchise, Resurrection ‘F’; as well as a panel and Q&A with stars Sean Schemmel (voice of Goku), Christopher Sabat (voice of Vegeta / ADR director), and Chris Ayres (voice of Frieza). Tweet along using the hashtag #DBZSDCC for a chance to win some prizes.


Saturday, July 11th


  • Dragon Ball Z Signing | 1:00P – 2:00P  | Location: FUNimation booth
    Sean Schemmel, Christopher R. Sabat, Chris Ayres


Sunday, July 12th


  • Dragon Ball Z Signing | 11:00A – 12:00P  | Location: FUNimation booth
    Sean Schemmel, Christopher R. Sabat


  • Attack On Titan The Movie: Part One Signing | 1:00P – 2:00P  | Location: FUNimation booth
    Shinji Higuchi (Director)



FUNimation Booth


Stop by and get your hands on some great anime deals, plus:

  • Get a free FUNimation lanyard with every purchase!






Fight For Frieza: Galactic Army Boot Camp

Location: Petco Park (Garden at Ballest Point | Main Concourse Level | 100 Park Blvd)


  • Thursday, July 9th | 11:00A – 5:00P
  • Friday, July 10th | 11:00A – 5:00P
  • Saturday, July 11th | 10:00A – 6:00P
  • Sunday, July 12th | 11:00A – 5:00P


Frieza has landed at San Diego Comic Con International, and he wants YOU to join his galactic army! Head to Petco Park to gauge your power level, pose for photos, pick up exclusive Frieza Force gear and find out if you have what it takes to serve Lord Frieza.


Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ Movie Party

Location: Whiskey Girl (702 5th Ave.)


  • Thursday, July 9th | 7:00P – 10:00P
  • Friday, July 10th | 7:00P – 10:00P
  • Saturday, July 11th | 7:00P – 10:00P


Celebrate Dragon Ball Z’s return to the big screen with a party featuring special cast appearances, Dragon Ball Z themed drinks and snacks, giveaways, spray paint tattoos, beer pong, a Dragon Ball Z photo booth for bragging rights, and arm wrestling competitions to prove your strength along with our partners at Xbox Video, Zico & Dream Water. (This is a 21+ event)

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Summer Simulcast Announcements – The Summer Heats Up with Junjo Romantica 3

FUNimation has your summer romance ready with Junjo Romantica 3. This continuation of the popular BL series is filled with romance, longing, and of course, drama. If your summer isn’t steamy enough, spend a little time with the men of Junjo Romantica 3.



Character Voice Actor Other Roles
Akihiko Usami Hikaru Hanada Sol Badguy (Guilty Gear XX), Raul Creed (Ergo Proxy)
Misaki Takahashi Takahiro Sakurai Cloud Strife (Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children), Suzaku (Code Geass)


 Main Staff
Director Chiaki Kon (Junjo Romantica, Nodame Cantabile: Paris, Sekai-Ichi Hatsukoi)
Original Creator Shungiku Nakamura (Junjo Romantica, Sekai-Ichi Hatsukoi)
Character Design Yoko Kikuchi (Junjo Romantica, Kuroko’s Basketball)
Animation Production Studio DEEN (Junjo RomanticaFate/Stay Night, Fruits Basket)


Synopsis: Junjo Romantica 3 follows the ongoing story of three couples:


The Romantica relationship between college student Misaki Takahashi and his brother’s best friend, Akihiko Usami—an acclaimed novelist who secretly pens steamy BL novels under a pseudonym.


The stormy Egoist couple: Professor Hiroki Kamijou who tends to be awkward and a bit of a tsundere doted on by the devoted Nowaki Kusama.


Rounding out the drama is the Terrorist couple: Divorced literature professor and Hiroki’s coworker, You Miyagi, and his much younger lover (and former brother-in-law!), Shinobu Takatsuki.


Junjo Romantica 3 premieres on Wednesday, July 8 at 1:35 p.m. ET. Catch it every Wednesday at 1:35 p.m. ET this summer!


©2015 Shungiku NAKAMURA/KADOKAWA CORPORATION/Romantica Club!!

Summer Simulcast Announcement – Sky Wizards Academy Soars into the Season

From the director of Rosario + Vampire comes Sky Wizards Academy, the newest addition to FUNimation’s summer season. It’s back to school for Kanata Age when he’s assigned three of the worst mages-in-training to mold into Sky Wizards!



Character Voice Actor Other Roles
Rico Iori Nomizu Haruna (Is This a Zombie?), Yoshino (Date A Live)
Lecty Nao Toyama Chiho (The Devil Is a Part-Timer!), Margot (Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere)
Misora Nozomi Yamamoto Julie (Absolute Duo), Ogiue (Genshiken)
Kanata Yoshitsugu Matsuoka Kirito (Sword Art Online), Sora (No Game, No Life)


 Main Staff
Director Takayuki Inagaki (Rosario + Vampire, World Break)
Series Composition Hiroshi Yamaguchi (Rosario + Vampire, Desert Punk)
Character Design Osamu Horiuchi (Full Metal Panic!, Burst Angel)
Animation Production Diomedea (KanColle, Squid Girl)


Synopsis: Forced to retreat to floating cities due to an invasion of magical armored insects, humanity must now depend on Sky Wizards to battle the menace via mid-air battles.


Once known as the “Black Master Swordsman,” Kanata Age is now considered a traitor and is assigned to lead an F-class of mismatched mages.


Misora Whitale has all the enthusiasm to be a leader, but she’s failed 100 consecutive tests. Rico Flamel is a genius sniper, but she’s a little self-absorbed, and Lecty Eisenach is a candidate with all the ambition, but zero confidence.


It’s up to Kanata Age to train the troubled trio to become accomplished Sky Wizards.


Sky Wizards Academy premieres Wednesday, July 8 at 1 p.m. ET. Catch it every Wednesday at 1 p.m. ET this summer!



©2015 Yuu Moroboshi,Mikihiro Amami/PUBLISHED BY KADOKAWA Fujimishobo/E601 Partners



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