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Index and Railgun Merch Alert!

If you’re a fan of A Certain Magical Index or A Certain Scientific Railgun, then you’ve hit the merch jackpot. We recently got a plethora of merchandise samples in for both shows, and we wanted to showcase them for you. So, take a look below at just some of what’s available out there for sale.


A Certain Magical Index

Watch episodes of A Certain Magical Index &

A Certain Magical Index II

available on FUNimation.com!


Our 5 Favorite Steins;Gate Moments

The spring 2014 season is underway! One show we’re very excited about is selector infected WIXOSS  – which premieres this afternoon at 1:49pm. This trippy, sci-fi thriller comes from Steins;Gate director, Takuya Sato, so you know we’re in for a wild ride. To prep ourselves for whatever crazy story-telling Sato-san has up his sleeve this Spring, we’re sharing our five favorite moments from his hit series, Steins;Gate. [WARNING: Minor spoilers ahead]


5) Chicken Tenders in the Name of Science – Tuturuu’s aside, this if one of Mayuri’s more adorable moments!



FUNimation’s 2014 Spring Season


It’s time for our final announcement!  We’ve already announced:


selector infected WIXOSS
Fairy Tail
Dragonar Academy
Ping Pong
Soul Eater Not!
and Riddle Story of Devil


…in addition to the continuing episodes of One Piece this season.  We’re pleased to announce that Date A Live II will be joining our spring season! We don’t have a confirmed date and time yet, but we’ll let you know as soon as we do. Check out the synopsis for season two!


Gear up for a thrilling second season of the smash hit anime Date a Live! This epic new chapter picks up where last season ended and introduces some titillating new developments – like a stunning set of twin Sirens! Don’t miss this chance for a second date with your favorite space babes or their adorable hijinks could wreak havoc on planet Earth! Fans are sure to flip for this irresistible offering from the studio behind Cat Planet Cuties.


While you’re waiting for new episodes, be sure to check out Date A Live season one! The BD/DVD Combo releases on June 10th. Click here to pre-order.





Elite Video Subscription Simulcasts – See It First!


Starting today, Elite Video Subscribers will get exclusive access to new simulcast episodes the day they are added to FUNimation.com! Subscribers will get commercial free, HD simulcast episodes online and across the FUNimation apps. Don’t wait an extra week to see the latest episodes of the newest shows fresh from Japan!*


Check out what simulcasts are airing this season on our simulcast page.


Not an Elite Video Subscriber yet? Don’t miss an episode and start your 14-day free trial today! It takes less than a minute to sign up and get instant access to the first broadcast of all simulcasts this season as well as over 9,000 dub & sub episodes.

Visit FUNimation.com/subscribe to get started.


*One Piece and Toriko not included


Winter 2014 Simulcast – Buddy Complex, Nobunagun, and NO-RIN Join the Line-Up


We’ve added three more shows to our 2014 Winter Simulcast line-up: Buddy Complex, Nobunagun, and NO-RIN. Here’s a little information about each below.


Buddy Complex synopsis:


When a giant robot suddenly attacks the city, a high-school student named Aoba is saved by a classmate who’s piloting her own mecha. After accepting an offer to join the alliance she is a part of, Aoba is thrust into the middle of high-flying robot warfare in this new series from the studio that brought you Cowboy Bebop, Outlaw Star, and Escaflowne!


Buddy Complex comes from the studio that brought you Cowboy Bebop, Outlaw Star, Code Geass, and Escaflowne. The series will be begin streaming on our site TODAY at 10pm ET for our EVS members. The series will air on Mondays at 10pm ET going forward, available first for EVS members and then for free streaming a week later. Not an Elite Video Subscriber yet? Go to http://funimation.com/subscribe and sign-up for your FREE trial.


Look for it on http://funimation.com/buddy-complex!


Now, let’s take a look at Nobunagun:


History and fantasy collide in this thrilling new series from the director of Sgt. Frog and the studio that brought you Fairy Tail!


Shio Ogura’s world changes forever when her school trip to Taiwan is interrupted by a surprise monster attack! Her life is miraculously spared by the arrival of a clandestine government agency that battles the army of monsters with weapons possessed by the spirits of historical figures. Only a select few, the E-Gene Holders, are capable of harnessing the power of this supernatural weaponry, and Shio’s valiant attempt to rescue a friend reveals her as one of the chosen few destined to play a vital role in the war to save humanity!


Nobunagun will be simulcasting Sundays at 10am ET on http://funimation.com/nobunagun. The first episode will be available to watch on our site later this afternoon.


And that brings us to NO-RIN:


The mood is right for falling in love with a superstar in the new series from the director of the Negima OVAs! Teenager Hata Kosaku is crushed when his favorite singing idol, Kusakabe Yuka, stuns the world by retiring from show business. Kosaku’s friends try to cheer him up, but nothing can chase away his gloomy mood until Yuka herself transfers into his class at Tamo Agriculture School!


For more information on NO-RIN, please visit http://funimation.com/no-rin


Simulcast date and time have yet to be confirmed, so stay tuned.


What do you think of our 2014 winter line-up? Do you see a show you’re interested in? For a look at our previous Winter 2014 Simulcast announcements, please click this link.

Space Dandy – To EVS…and beyond!

We all hope you tuned into see the premiere of Space Dandy on Toonami last night. It was a big event for all of us at FUNimation both here in Texas and out at Otakon Vegas.


Be sure to tune in to Toonami each and every Saturday at 11:30pm EST to see it first!


If you missed the premiere last night, want to watch it again, or are wanting to see the English subbed version of the show, we’ve got you covered as well.


Every Sunday at 7:00am EST the newest episode of Space Dandy will be added to FUNimation.com and viewable across all of our apps. For Elite Video Subscribers these episodes will be commercial-free and in HD. So if you are reading this you can go watch the first episode RIGHT NOW!


In addition to this, we have some more options every Sunday.  You will be able to watch the English sub with your Hulu or Hulu Plus accounts. If you are looking to download the latest episode you can find both the dub and the sub on the Sony Entertainment Network via your PlayStation console, Microsoft Xbox Video via your Xbox console, in the iTunes store, Amazon Instant Video, or VUDU. Stay tuned for more places to download episodes in the near future.

2014 Winter Simulcasts – D-Frag! (D-Fragments) Joins the Line-up


Exciting news! D-Frag! (D-Fragments) will be joining our 2014 Winter Simulcast Line-up. D-Frag! is from the studio that brought you Durarara!! We’ll be sure to update everyone once we have a simulcast date and time.




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.


To see our previous 2014 Winter Simulcast announcements, please click this link.


Now, you’ll notice that another box has been added to our graphic. We just got word that we’ll be adding one more simulcast to the mix. Stay tuned for details!

2014 Winter Simulcasts – Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha Joins the Line-up

As a lovely after Christmas treat, here’s another simulcast announcement! “Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha” will be joining our winter line-up.  Click here to see our previous announcements.




Inari is a cheerful girl with a crush on the coolest guy in school, but she can’t seem to confess her feelings to him. When a goddess blesses her with the ability to shapeshift—much to the chagrin to the spiritual world—can love bloom for the young girl?


We’ve got one more to reveal. Keep an eye on the blog and on our social sites (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr) for the latest info!


2014 Winter Simulcasts – Maken-Ki! Two Joins the Line-up

The simulcast announcements continue! Today we’re announcing that “Maken-Ki! Two” will be joining our line-up! Click here to read our previous announcement.




The students of Tenbi Academy are back for round two! What trouble will Takeru get himself into for season 2? You’ll just have to watch to find out!


You can catch up on the first season on http://funimation.com/maken-ki, or click here to get the BD/DVD Combo available now. We’ll update with simulcast dates and times once those are confirmed.


Are you looking forward to another season of Maken-Ki?

12 Days of Anime – Day 12 – In the Year 2014…

As we end our “12 Days of Anime” countdown, we take a look at what 2014 has in store for us.

We’re rolling out our simulcast announcements for Winter 2014! That’s right, it’s a tease. I know the anticipation is gonna kill you, but you’ll just have to be patient!


You should already be acquainted with Space Dandy. The entire creative team behind Cowboy Bebop is back, and for the first time ever, Adult Swim will be broadcasting the English Dub of a series on the same day as TV broadcast in Japan! Space Dandy premieres on Toonami on January 4th at 11:30 pm. Check your local listings for details.


Space Dandy is a dandy guy in space! This dreamy adventurer with a to-die-for pompadour travels across the galaxy in search of aliens no one has ever laid eyes on. Each new species he discovers earns him a hefty reward, but this dandy has to be quick on his feet because it’s first come – first served! Accompanied by his sidekicks, a rundown robot named QT and Meow the cat-looking space alien, Dandy bravely explores unknown worlds inhabited by a variety aliens. Join the best dressed alien hunter in all of space and time as he embarks on an adventure that ends at the edge of the universe!

For more information on Space Dandy, be sure to to “Like” our official Facebook page: http://facebook.com/spacedandyanime.

And now the first of our new announcements! Noragami will be joining our 2014 Winter simulcast lineup.



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.


We’ll have a simulcast date and time for you soon, so stay tuned! We’ve got 3 more simulcasts to announce, but you’ll just have to wait til tomorrow to find out more! Make sure you come back as we unveil the next one!


But wait! That’s not all, we’ve got one more special announcement. We have acquired rights to the live action Space Battleship Yamato movie. A cult classic from the glory days of anime blazes to life in this feature-length sci-fi epic starring Takuya Kimura (Redline, Howl’s Moving Castle)!


The year is 2199. Mankind teeters on the brink of extinction as the Gamilas, a heinous race of alien invaders, wage an endless war for the right to inhabit the Earth. The last hope for humanity lies on the distant planet of Iskander, and the only battleship capable of attempting the journey is the legendary Yamato. Armed with the devastatingly-powerful Wave Motion Cannon, grizzled Captain Okita and the Yamato’s crew venture boldly into the darkest depths of space. The Gamilas attack at every turn, but fallen hero Susumu Kodai and ace pilot Yuki Mori fight side-by-side for the future of their world. Together, these young lovers unlock the secrets of Iskander – only to face a harrowing voyage home that only one of them will survive!


The movie will hit shelves in 2014.


So, what did you think of our “12 Days of Anime” countdown? Are you looking forward to what 2014 has in store for you?