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FUNimation to Simulcast One Piece ‘3D2Y’ TV Special

one piece 3d2yFear not, loyal One Piece fans, FUNimation will be simulcasting this weekend’s ‘One Piece 3D2Y’ TV Special just mere hours after it airs on Japanese broadcast! The two-hour special is scheduled to be available Saturday night (Aug 30) at 12am midnight ET / 11pm CT. This week’s One Piece simulcast episode, Episode 659, will be available at the normal 10pm ET / 9pm CT time. As with all One Piece episodes, you’ll be able to watch on FUNimation.com or the official One Piece website.

 
For more information about ‘One Piece “3D2Y” Overcoming Ace’s Death! The Oath with Luffy’s Crewmates!’ check out these :30 promotional videos Toei posted earlier this week.

 

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Simulcast Schedule Update this Week

The following simulcasts will not be airing in Japan this week, and therefore will not be streaming on FUNimation. Please adjust your schedules accordingly.

 

- Terror in Resonance

- Psycho-Pass Extended Edition

- Sengoku Basara – End of Judgement -

- Barakamon

 

Episodes should resume next week, and we will return to our regular streaming schedule. Now would be a great opportunity to catch up on episodes that you’ve missed! Click here.

Hellsing Ultimate OVA Series Joins Adult Swim’s Toonami Block

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Flower Mound, Texas (August 23, 2014) – Saturday night television is about to get a lot more bloody! Adult Swim, the cable and satellite network paired with Cartoon Network, announced today that it will begin airing volumes of the Hellsing Ultimate OVA series during the popular, Toonami anime block. The action-packed, supernatural epic is set to debut on September 13 at 3:00AM ET/1:00AM CT (in the former Black Lagoon time slot). Volumes will air in an hour-long block and will be edited to fit TV-MA broadcast standards.

 

Hellsing Ultimate will be joining the Toonami ranks with other FUNimation Entertainment shows Attack on Titan, Space Dandy, One Piece, Cowboy Bebop, and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.

 

In case you missed it, the final chapters in the Hellsing Ultimate series are coming to home video later this year. Hellsing Ultimate: Volumes IX & X will be released on Blu-ray & DVD on October 28th. Check out the Coming Soon trailer below and pre-order on FUNimation.com right here.

 

 

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Cowboy Bebop FUNimation Exclusive Details

We are thrilled to see the incredible response from fans for the Amazon Exclusive Edition of Cowboy Bebop! But, we know that a few of you are waiting to see what our FUNimation Exclusive Edition contains before making a decision, so without further ado:

 

  • Release date: 12/16/14
  • Includes:
    • Complete TV series on Blu-ray and DVD (combo pack)
    • Exclusive Limited Edition tri-fold packaging in the style of a vintage record cover
    • Display easel for packaging
    • Four exclusive art cards
    • One additional exclusive art card with foil-stamp autograph from series director Shinichiro Watanabe

 

cowboy bebopWe know some Premium Edition buyers primarily want pack-in content and items, and some prioritize having a display piece for their shelves. While both of our Cowboy Bebop Premium Editions feature display-worthy packaging and bonus items, their differences are intended to reflect these different priorities. We’re looking forward to revealing the designs soon!

 

We hope that with the Blu-ray and DVD Standard Editions (details coming soon) and the two Premium Editions, every fan is able to have a Cowboy Bebop experience that they love! Click here to order the FUNimation Exclusive Edition now.

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Heads to Home Video With an Uncut Version of the Film — 20 Minutes of Footage Not Seen in Theaters!

dbz bog box artFlower Mound, Texas (August 19, 2014) – FUNimation® Entertainment, North America’s leading anime company, is bringing Dragon Ball Z to Blu-ray & DVD in a big way. Right on the heels of its limited-run, highly successful theatrical release, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods will be hitting online and retail shelves October 7, 2014. “We’re thrilled to be able to bring new Dragon Ball Z content back into homes after so many years” said Gen Fukunaga, President and CEO of FUNimation Entertainment.

 

Fans of the series have a lot in store for them with this home video release. The Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Extended Edition on Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack comes with two versions of the film: the Uncut Version – which includes an additional 20 minutes of never-before-seen footage – and the Theatrical Version. It also includes over 30 minutes of extra features, including an in-the-booth featurette with the fan favorite cast.

 

This must-own movie, from series creator Akira Toriyama, will be available on Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack, DVD, and Digital HD on October 7, 2014. Pre-orders are available starting today. Click here to pre-order your copy now! Bring home the movie IGN calls “Some of the most exhilarating fight sequences I’ve ever seen.”

 

Check DragonBallZ.com for more information. For the latest news and announcements, don’t forget to ‘Like’ us on Facebook at facebook.com/dragonballz & facebook.com/funimation, and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/funimation.

 

About Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods

Following the events from the “Dragon Ball Z” television series, after the defeat of Majin Buu, a new power awakens and threatens humanity. Beerus, an ancient and powerful God of Destruction, searches for Goku after hearing rumors of the Saiyan warrior who defeated Frieza. Realizing the threat Beerus poses to their home planet, the Z-fighters must find a way to stop him. Only Goku, humanity’s last hope, can ascend to the level of a legendary Super Saiyan God and stop Beerus from destroying Earth, and possibly the entire universe! Fans of Dragon Ball Z, one of the most successful anime brands of all time, will be delighted to know that Battle of Gods is an original work from the Dragon Ball creator himself, Akira Toriyama.

 

About FUNimation® Entertainment

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Cowboy Bebop Amazon Exclusive Details

As a few of you may have noticed (enough to make it the #1 Blu-ray on Amazon this morning!), the first listing for our Cowboy Bebop release has gone online—our Amazon Exclusive Premium Edition. We are thrilled today to reveal the configuration details of the release!

 

  • Release date: 12/16/14
  • Includes:
    • Complete TV series on Blu-ray and DVD (combo pack)
    • Exclusive Limited Edition clamshell art box
    • 140 page black and white art book featuring concept sketches and designs that highlight Cowboy Bebop‘s origins
    • 48 page vibrant, full-color art book

     

cowboy bebopWe’ve got a lot more to reveal for Cowboy Bebop in the coming weeks, including our FUNimation.com Exclusive Premium Edition, on-disc extras, and more—so stay tuned!

 

Click here to pre-order the Amazon.com Exclusive Premium Edition!

 

synopsis:

 

Explore the far reaches of the galaxy in this undeniably hip series that inspired a generation – and redefined anime as an indisputable art form.

The Bebop crew is just trying to make a buck. This motely lot of intergalactic loners teams up to track down fugitives and turn them in for cold hard cash. Spike is a hero whose cool façade hides a dark and deadly past. The pilot Jet is a bruiser of a brute who can’t wait to collect the next bounty. Faye Valentine is a femme fatale prone to breaking hearts and separating fools from their money. Along for the ride are the brilliant, but weird, hacker Ed and a super-genius Welsh Corgi named Ein. On their own, any one of them is likely to get lost in the sprawl of space, but together, they’re they most entertaining gang of bounty hunters in the year 2071.

Attack on Titan Marathon on Toonami

Attack on Titan

Just announced via the Toonami official Tumblr account, there will be an Attack on Titan Marathon on August 30th for Labor Day Weekend. The night will kick off with a brand new episode of Space Dandy and then they will be showing back-to-back episodes of Attack on Titan.

 

It’s the perfect opportunity to get caught up on Attack on Titan if you’ve missed any episodes! Be sure to check your local listings for times.

 

Can’t wait? Watch episodes on FUNimation.com! Click here to watch both the subbed and dubbed episodes.

 

And don’t forget to pre-order your copy of the Attack on Titan, Part Two Collector’s Edition! This is a FUNimation Exclusive, and quantities are limited. Click here to order now. Available on Sept. 23rd.

 

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Home Video Announcements from Otakon

プリントJust announced at the FUNimation Industry Panel at Otakon, see below for a list of the latest home video acquisitions.

 

FUNimation has acquired the home video distribution rights for D-Frag!

 

synopsis:

 

Based on the manga released by Seven Seas.

 

Kenji likes to think that he and his gang of friends are the bad boys of their school. That is, until he meets the four insane girls of a game making club whose personalities are all super weird (and a little on the violent side). When Kenji’s forced to join their little group, his life quickly takes a turn for the outrageous.

 

Click here to watch episodes of the series available for streaming on funimation.com/d-frag.

 

 

blazblueBased on the hit fighting game series, FUNimation has picked up home video distribution rights for BlazBlue: Alter Memory!

 

synopsis:

 

Long ago, the world was saved from a monstrous creature known as the Black Beast by a group of heroes wielding a powerful combination of magic and science. Now, a rebel named Ragna the Bloodedge–who happens to be the most wanted man on the planet–finds himself in the middle of a mysterious plot that’s somehow connected to the Black Beast’s resurrection and the possible end of the world.

 

Episodes of BlazBlue: Alter Memory are available streaming on funimation.com/blazblue. Click here to watch now.

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Release Date for Cowboy Bebop

cowboy bebopOne of the most asked questions at our booth all year now has an answer. Cowboy Bebop will be releasing on home video in December!

 

Fans will have four options for purchase:

o   DVD standard edition
o   Blu-ray standard edition
o   Amazon Exclusive BD/DVD Premium Edition
o   FUNimation.com Exclusive BD/DVD Premium Edition

 

The two Premium Editions will each feature different packaging and premium items, but their precise details will be announced later.

 

synopsis:
Explore the far reaches of the galaxy in this undeniably hip series that inspired a generation – and redefined anime as an indisputable art form.

The Bebop crew is just trying to make a buck. This motely lot of intergalactic loners teams up to track down fugitives and turn them in for cold hard cash. Spike is a hero whose cool façade hides a dark and deadly past. The pilot Jet is a bruiser of a brute who can’t wait to collect the next bounty. Faye Valentine is a femme fatale prone to breaking hearts and separating fools from their money. Along for the ride are the brilliant, but weird, hacker Ed and a super-genius Welsh Corgi named Ein. On their own, any one of them is likely to get lost in the sprawl of space, but together, they’re they most entertaining gang of bounty hunters in the year 2071.

 

Please visit funimation.com/cowboy-bebop for more information.

 

 

Awesome English Cast Announcements from Otakon

We have not one, but THREE awesome English cast announcements for you today! Take a look below.

 

First up, we’ve got the English Cast for A Certain Magical Index II, Part Two.

 

index keyCHARACTER – ACTOR

ACQUA – Andrew T. Chandler
AMATA KIHARA – Marcus D. Stimac
BIAGIO BUSONI – Barry Yandell
POPE MATTHAI REESE – Bob Magruder
RITOKU KOMABA – Patrick Seitz
SHIAGE HAMAZURA – Clifford Chapin
TERRA – George Manley
VASILISA – Leah Clark
VENTO – Kara Edwards

 

A Certain Magical Index II, Part One will be available on BD/DVD Combo on October 14th. Click here to pre-order now!

 

synopsis:

When science and sorcery clash, the result is explosive in this sequel to A Certain Magical Index from the studio that brought you Shakugan no Shana!

The Book of the Law—an encoded grimoire containing catastrophic magic—has been stolen, so naturally Kamijo, Index, and a few familiar faces join in the crusade to protect the one nun who can decipher the powerful text. But as the group battles church sects and holy assassins, they realize that discovering who their true enemy is may be more difficult than saving the sister. Meanwhile, an organization known as the Science Society resurrects an esper-producing program, a school festival brings out the competition—and drama—in the student population, and a mysterious figure negotiates the purchase of a sacred relic that could threaten the future of Academy City.

 

Next up, more Fairy Tail! Check out some of the new characters you’ll meet in Fairy Tail Part 13. (Both Japanese and English voice actors listed below).

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