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SHONEN HOLLYWOOD – Learn the choreography

 

Just like a real idol group, boy band SHONEN HOLLYWOOD performs their song and dance “Eternally, never ever” for a fictional Japanese music show in this clip—anyone out there going to learn the dance?

 

Also, what you may not realize is that SHONEN HOLLYWOOD is tied to an actual real-life Japanese idol group, ZEN THE HOLLYWOOD, who performs this song to real-life fans in Tokyo! Check out their performance for comparison—the choreography’s the same! See video below.

 

 

The last episode of SHONEN HOLLYWOOD airs next week! Are you up-to-date on all the episodes? Click here to watch now.

 

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These boys won’t stop till they make it to the top!

 

Fifteen years ago, the legendary idol group Shonen Hollywood stole the hearts of thousands adoring fans. Their performance at the famous Hollywood Tokyo Theater is the stuff of legend, and now a new group of boys is determined to become the next generation of this famed super group. Ikuma, Kakeru, Shun, Kira, and Daiki will train day and night as they chase their dreams on the road to superstardom!

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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Kick-Ass Anime Openings and Endings from Summer 2014

As many fans know, music is an important part of anime. An epic soundtrack can elevate the viewing experience when watching a series; and conversely, you may forgive a few weak plot points if the music is spot on. Each season brings new shows and that means new openings and endings! Take a look at some of the ones from this season below:

 

 

Tokyo Ghoul - Opening Song
Song: Unravel
Performed by: TK from Ling Toshite Sigure

 

Reasons you’ll love it: TK is the vocalist and guitarist for the J-Rock band Ling Tosite Sigure. You may remember them from the opening theme for Psycho-Pass. The haunting vocals and progressive rock sound perfectly capture the intense feel of this show.

Tokyo Ghoul streams Thursdays at 12pm ET. Click here to watch episodes now.

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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.

Psycho-Pass Extended Edition Episode 4

Due to recent incidents in Japan, our partners have informed us that they will skip broadcasting _* Psycho-Pass Extended Edition*_ episode 4 this week; they are broadcasting episode 5 instead, followed by episode 6 next week. Due to the timing of this issue, we will be launching episode 4 this week, and episodes 5 and 6 next week to catch up as quickly as we can. Thank you for your patience!

Episodes of Barakamon and Sengoku Basara – End of Judgement – Available for Free Streaming

The wait is over! The first two episodes of Barakamon are now available for streaming for all FUNimation subscribers and members. Episode 4 will be available exclusively to subscribers beginning Saturday, July 26 at 2:50 pm (Eastern). All future episodes will resume a normal schedule: members can stream future episodes beginning Saturday, August 2.

 

In addition, Sengoku Basara –End of Judgement- episodes 1 – 3 will be available for streaming for all FUNimation subscribers and members Saturday, July 26 at 2:20 pm Eastern. Episode 4 will be available to all members beginning Saturday, August 2 at 2:20 pm Eastern. All future episodes will resume a normal schedule: episode 5 will launch exclusively for subscribers beginning Saturday, August 2 at 2:20pm Eastern and for all members on Saturday, August 7 at 2:20pm Eastern.

 

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Sengoku Basara – End of Judgement – Launching Saturday

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Fans have been eagerly waiting for the new season, and we’re very excited to bring you more Sengoku Basara!

 

Sengoku Basara – End of Judgement – will be launching this Saturday! We apologize again for the wait on these episodes, and we greatly appreciate your patience during this time. Episodes 1 – 3 will be available this Saturday at 2:20pm ET. Episodes 4 – 5 will be launching next Saturday (8/2) at 2:20pm ET.

 

In the meantime, if you would like to catch up, you can watch previous season episodes on our site at funimation.com/sengoku-basara-samurai-kings.

 

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Get ready for the hacking, slashing battle of a lifetime in a new adaptation of the legendarily violent Sengoku Basara franchise. Based on the best-selling video games, the new installment of this action-packed anime revolves around one massive battle featuring mechanized samurai, mystical ninja, gun-toting warriors, and a blinding array of deadly special moves!

 

 

FUNimation acquires rights to Tokyo ESP

Tokyo ESP key artFUNimation announced today that it has acquired the simulcast and home video rights for Tokyo ESP. Episode 1 of the series will be available on 7/11 at 2:05pm ET and the series will stream weekly on Fridays at the same time.

 

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The girl next door is about to become so much more.

 

Rinka is a high school student in Tokyo trying to make ends meet while supporting herself and her father. Her ordinary life takes a turn for the extraordinary when she witnesses a penguin and a school of fish flying through the air. After catching up to one of the fish, she passes out and wakes up to find herself suddenly granted supernatural powers. With her newfound ability to walk through solid objects, Rinka is about to learn just how transparent the world can be.

 

From the creator of Ga-Rei-Zero comes an adventure that shows how out-of-the-ordinary abilities of high school students can send a powerful message to evildoers the world over.

 

Never miss a moment of Tokyo ESP! Become a member today and get first access to new episodes weekly. Click here.

 

 

Meet the boys of SHONEN HOLLYWOOD!

Meet the boys of SHONEN HOLLYWOOD! Our new simulcast show, SHONEN HOLLYWOOD –HOLLY STAGE FOR 49– (streaming just one hour after Japanese broadcast at funimation.com/shonen-hollywood!) is all about Japanese pop idols and the dreams of five boys aiming to sing and dance their ways into the hearts of thousands of fans. Catch  it every Saturday at 1:30 pm ET.

 

In episode 1, the boys practice their self-introductions, but it turns out that twirling around in sparkles while saying a cutesy line about being your fans’ boyfriend or sharing the universe with them is really freaking embarrassing. Check out their adorkableness below, and other excerpts from episode 1!

 

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Kakeru Kazami

Voice actor: Ryota Osaka, known for roles like Sadao Maou (The Devil is a Part Timer!) and Marco (Attack on Titan)

Kakeru, our seventeen-year-old protagonist, is just an ordinary teenager who hasn’t had much time to think about his future. He was suddenly scouted from his part-time job at a café, so he still isn’t really used to this whole idol thing…

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Additional Simulcasts Added to FUNimation Summer 2014 Schedule

Fresh from the FUNimation Industry panel, we have some additional simulcasts and acquisitions for you! Check out more information below.

 

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First up, we have picked up simulcast and home video rights for the PSYCHO-PASS Extended Edition, and it will be joining our summer 2014 season. The first episode will launch on Thursday 7/10 at 12:40pm CT and will stream weekly on Thursdays at 12:20pm CT on funimation.com/psycho-pass.

 

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The Extended Edition of this sci-fi thriller features all new footage that takes you deeper into a world where justice is dispensed from the barrel of a gun. In the future, Detectives work in teams made up of Enforcers and Inspectors. Enforcers take out the bad guys, and Inspectors make sure their partners don’t cross the line. The equalizer in the war on thugs is the Dominator, a weapon that can tell when citizens are about to turn criminal.

 

But that’s not all! We’ve also picked up the simulcast and home video rights for PSYCHO-PASS 2. Season 2 will begin streaming this fall.

 

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Don’t miss this mind-blowing continuation of the futuristic sci-fi series set in a world where the cops can read your mind – and justice is dispensed from the barrel of a gun!

 

But there’s more! We’ve also picked up the home video rights to the PSYCHO-PASS MOVIE! Now you can be assured of owning the entire franchise on home video! Release date TBD.

 

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Psycho-Pass, the fan-favorite, futuristic sci-fi anime is now a feature length film! Stay tuned for updates on the upcoming release of this epic motion picture!

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