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Prison School Feedback

Last week’s Broadcast Dub episode of Prison School generated significant feedback from anime fans. While the company is not able to answer each person individually, FUNimation does read and review all fan feedback, without exception.


In creating English dubs over the past 20+ years, FUNimation has always modified each Japanese script to appeal to Western audiences. This ensures that North American audiences can enjoy a high-quality viewing experience regardless of their familiarity with Japanese culture.


Neither the dialogue in our shows nor the personal statements of our actors or writers reflects the views or opinions of FUNimation. Official statements from FUNimation are only released via company owned channels (i.e., website and social media profiles) or newswire.


FUNimation will continue to pay close attention to fan feedback on Prison School and will take it into consideration in the future. FUNimation is committed to providing the highest quality entertainment possible.


Home Video Now Available for Pre-Order at



FLOWER MOUND, TEXAS – August 20, 2015. On the heels of a record-breaking theatrical run, FUNimation Entertainment announced today that the home video release of the anime film “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’” will be available on digital HD starting October 9 and at retail outlets throughout the U.S. and Canada starting October 20. Three SKUs of the home video will be released and are currently available for pre-order at “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’” screened in more than 1,000 theaters during its official theatrical run from August 4 – 12. In the wake of phenomenal box office receipts and winning a spot on the Top 10 list of highest grossing domestic anime films of all time, select theaters extended the release through August 17. In total, “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’” grossed an $8.4 Million box office in North America.


“We’re grateful to all our fans for their tremendous response and support for the theatrical release of “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’,” said Gen Fukunaga, founder and CEO of FUNimation. “I am especially pleased to bring them the home video release so quickly after the theatrical run so they can enjoy the movie over and over again, just as we will.”


Fans of “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’” will have the choice of three versions of the home video release. Two of the SKUs, the Collector’s Edition and the Blu-ray Combo Pack, include 50 minutes of extra features. Details on all three SKUs are as follows:


Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ (Collector’s Edition)
• Feature Film (95 minutes)
• Over 50 minutes of extra features, including:
• The Voices of Dragon Ball Z (in-the-booth “making of” featurette)
• The Return of Dragon Ball Z (cast interviews & red carpet footage)
• Exclusive, premium packaging – including clear o-card and digipack
• Set of four (4) holographic Frieza Force propaganda postcards
• Suggested Retail Price: $59.98


Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ (Blu-ray + DVD Combo)
• Feature Film (95 minutes)
• Over 50 minutes of extra features, including:
• The Voices of Dragon Ball Z (in-the-booth “making of” featurette)
• The Return of Dragon Ball Z (cast interviews & red carpet footage)
• Suggested Retail Price: $34.98


Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ (DVD)
• Feature Film (95 minutes)
• Suggested Retail Price: $29.98


FUNimation is offering a pre-order special for “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’” in its online store. Fans can purchase an exclusive Shenron dragon t-shirt for just $10 with any pre-order of “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F.’” All three SKUs are currently available for pre-order. Visit to place your order and for more information.

FUNimation Entertainment Announces Theatrical Dates For “Attack On Titan” Live Action Movies

Parts 1 & 2 to Screen Beginning September 30 and October 20 Respectively in U.S. and Canada

258567Following the widely-covered and well-received world premiere of Part 1 of the Japanese live-action feature film “Attack on Titan” last month in Los Angeles, FUNimation® Entertainment announced today the theatrical dates for the epic two-part movie. “Attack on Titan” will be a limited theatrical event and will screen in both the U.S. and Canada. Unlike most multi-part films that average up to a year between installments, moviegoers will wait just 3 weeks between Part 1 & 2. “Attack on Titan” Part 1 hits theaters beginning September 30 with Part 2 arriving in theaters beginning October 20.


“Fan reaction to Attack on Titan was extremely positive at the world premiere and we’re pleased to be able to announce dates for the theatrical releases in September and October,” said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and President of FUNimation Entertainment. “Attack on Titan is a worldwide phenomenon and we are excited to bring the live action movies to not only fans of the manga and anime but also horror fans as well from across the U.S. and Canada.”


258568The “Attack on Titan” (“Shingeki no Kyojin” in Japanese) movies, which take their name from the original manga series, were developed in close collaboration with series’ creator Hajime Isayama and tell the story of a world where the last of humanity fights to survive against almost unstoppable, man-eating giants. With more than 50 million copies in print today, the “Attack on Titan” manga series has inspired four spin-offs as well as a 25-episode anime series, which FUNimation both simulcast and released to home video in North America.


As part of the announcement, FUNimation’s theatrical trailer for the movies has been released on the official movie website. Tickets for both movies will be limited and will be available for advance purchase on the website later this month.


For more information on “Attack on Titan” and to watch the new theatrical trailer, visit


Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ Races Into All-Time Anime Top Ten List As Box Office Surges To $5.97 Million

Takes #9 Position on List of Highest Grossing Anime Films In Record Time

FLOWER MOUND, Texas, Aug. 10, 2015  – FUNimation® Entertainment announced its limited event-style theatrical release of the anime film “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’” has surged to  $5.97M in box office gross since opening last Tuesday. For the 3 day weekend total, the film brought in $1.81 Million, bringing its total North American gross to a staggering $5.97 Million. With Saturday’s result, “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’” became the first independent film to make the Top 10 list of highest grossing anime films domestically.

“It’s a great film that loyal DBZ fans, and fans of anime, have helped push into the record books in just 6 days,” said Michael DuBoise, EVP and COO of FUNimation. “Great word of mouth, extremely positive reviews, plus a film that appeals to core fans and is creating new fans, have led to sold-out shows, repeat viewings, and additional theaters being added through Wednesday.”

“Based on the unprecedented success of Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F,’ hundreds of theater locations are being added this week to meet demand,” said David Wengrod, VP of Theatrical Distribution for FUNimation. “Don’t miss out on your chance to see this record-breaking movie, as it will be ending its theatrical run this week.”

“Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’” continues its run in both the U.S. and Canada thru Wednesday, August 12.


 Limited Theatrical Event Ranks First in Average Per Screen Among Top 10 on Tuesday

and Sixth Place Overall

FLOWER MOUND, TEXAS – August 5, 2015. FUNimation® Entertainment announced a record breaking opening night for the theatrical release of “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’.” The anime film, which opened last night in 894 theaters across the U.S., brought in a stunning $1.97 Million box office for FUNimation Films on opening day of the limited theatrical event. The movie’s per screen average of more than $2,198 landed it in 1st place yesterday in Average Per Screen among the Top 10 movies showing in the U.S. and 6th place in overall box office gross against all major studio releases. “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’” is now the 8th highest anime opening of all time and the first limited event-style theatrical release to crack the Top 10.


“We are thrilled with the overwhelmingly positive fan response to the movie. We knew the opening would be very good but its performance has exceeded everyone’s expectations,” said Michael DuBoise, EVP and COO of FUNimation. “From our theatrical marketing campaign and fan engagement events to our expanded theatrical footprint and the specially produced 15-minute pre-show, FUNimation made a strategic decision to make Dragon Ball Z accessible to anime fans both old and new and it has paid off.”


Theater sell outs were reported in major metropolitan areas including New York, Los Angeles and Dallas. “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’” opens in Canada on Thursday, August 6, and will screen in more than 1,000 theaters total during its limited theatrical engagement from August 4 – 12, 2015.


“This film is a resounding victory on all levels,” said David Wengrod, VP of Theatrical Distribution for FUNimation. “The combination of our careful choice of release dates, an enticing marketing campaign that theaters embraced and fans universally accepted, and all of the great reviews added up to a terrific opening for us.”

“Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’” is the 19th film in the Dragon Ball franchise and is the follow-up to last year’s “Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods.”  The film is a limited event-style theatrical release which includes a specially-produced 15-minute, Dragon Ball Z themed pre-show to create a unique experience for fans that can only be found in theaters.


Tickets to “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’” are available for advance purchase at



Announcement: Broadcast Dub Line-Up for Spring 2015

FLOWER MOUND, TEXAS – May 13, 2015. FUNimation Entertainment announced today the full line-up of Broadcast Dub titles for the Spring 2015 simulcast season.  As with its Winter 2015 simulcast season, FUNimation will be airing ten series in commercial-free 1080p each week, which will be available exclusively to All-AccessPass subscribers.  With two complete seasons of Broadcast Dubs, FUNimation has cemented its leadership position in the North American anime industry amidst continuing, overwhelmingly positive response from fans.



“We’re pleased to bring fans a great series line-up of Broadcast Dubs for the spring season,” said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and founder of FUNimation. “Subscribers can look forward to the combination of fan favorites like Assassination Classroom as well as exciting new series like Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign.”



FUNimation Broadcast Dubs are select series dubbed in English using broadcast/simulcast materials from Japan just weeks after airing on TV. This allows dub fans to experience these select shows as soon as possible and well before home video release.  The English dub version of the home video is produced using the final Blu-ray/DVD materials from Japan. In many cases, the Broadcast Dub will be different than the English dub home video due to additional footage not broadcast on Japanese TV.



“Our large number of Broadcast Dubs combined with the recent launch of the FUNimation app for PlayStation 4 and our tent pole titles have really accelerated the growth of our subscription streaming service,” said Mike DuBoise, EVP and COO of FUNimation. “We are committed to giving our fans more anime in more ways to watch.”



The live weekly recap show “DubbleTalk” continues for a second season as the capstone of FUNimation’s prime-time block of anime content each Wednesday evening. Returning hosts – FUNimation’s Justin Rojas and Lauren Moore – along with ScrewAttack’s Chad James will continue to entertain viewers with episode recaps, fan Q&A, special guest interviews, contests and much more.



Starting today and each Wednesday at 8:00 pm ET, FUNimation will feature new episodes of “Assassination Classroom (8:00 pm ET), “Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign(8:30 pm ET) and “Blood Blockade Battlefront(9:00 pm ET) followed by a live broadcast of “DubbleTalk(9:30 pm ET). While the Broadcast Dubs on are for All-AccessPass subscribers only, “DubbleTalk” is free to all viewers and will stream at both and



The complete list of Broadcast Dubs for the Spring 2015 season is listed below. Broadcasts Dubs will begin airing in two phases – approximately four weeks after the subtitled simulcast of each episode.



Phase 1

High School DxD BorN (Saturdays at 1:00 pm ET, beginning May 2)

Assassination Classroom (Wednesdays at 8:00 pm ET, beginning May 13)

Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign (Wednesdays at 8:30 pm ET, beginning May 13)

Blood Blockade Battlefront (Wednesdays at 9:00 pm ET, beginning May 13)

Ninja Slayer (Thursdays at 10:00 am ET, beginning May 21)



Phase 2

The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan (Fridays at 2:10 pm ET, date TBA)

Ultimate Otaku Teacher (Saturdays at 7:00 am ET, date TBA)

The Heroic Legend of Arslan (Sundays at 5:00 am ET, date TBA)

Show by Rock!! (Sundays at 9:00 am ET, date TBA)

Mikagura School Suite (Tuesdays at 4:35 pm ET, date TBA)



In addition to Broadcast Dubs, All-AccessPass members can watch FUNimation’s entire library of content – the latest simulcast shows and an almost endless catalog of dubbed and subtitled anime episodes and movies – all in commercial-free, high quality video.  Paid subscription pricing starts as low as $4.99 per month.



For more information on FUNimation’s Streaming Service, check out, and to learn more about FUNimation’s Spring simulcast shows, please visit!


Spring Cleaning Sale!

We’re doing a little spring cleaning in our Shop! For a limited time (4/27 – 5/11), you can get reduced prices on over 400 products (such as Murder Princess) in our Spring Clearance Sale! Click here to start grabbing these titles!


As a special bonus to All-AccessPass Subscribers, if you buy 2 products, you will get a 3rd at 50% off! And this is in addition to the already lowered sale prices! And because we love you, you get free shipping! If you’re not an All-AccessPass Subscriber, you can get free shipping on orders over $50.



What are you waiting for? This sale won’t last long! Get your products now!


Soul Eater Not! English Cast Announcement

SLN_keyFeel like you need to have another semester at Death Weapon Meister Academy? We’ve got you covered with a pre-order of the next class of Soul Eater Not!

(psst… we also have a cheat sheet of the English cast… don’t tell the principal!)



Tsugumi – Bryn Apprill
Anya – Alexis Tipton
Meme – Lindsay Seidel
Shaula Gorgon – Elizabeth Maxwell
Akane Hoshi – Ian Sinclair
Clay Sizemore – Bryce Papenbrook


ADR Director – Zach Bolton
Assistant ADR Director – Cris George
Script Writer – Bonny Clinkenbeard



Get ready to meet the newest class at Death Weapon Meister Academy! Tsugumi Harudori and her outrageous friends make up the NOT class at this stylish school dedicated to training living, breathing weapons and uniting them with the Meisters who’ll wield them! Soul Eater fanatics will be psyched to meet these epic new characters – and catch up with all their favorites from the original series. Don’t miss a minute of the adventure as Tsugumi and her pals weave their own exciting tale of deadly life at DWMA!


You can pre-order the complete series here!


Check the class syllabus down below:

Noragami English Cast Announcement



Any Yato fans out there? It’s not every day you find a delivery god this affordable! Know what else is affordable? This English cast announcement! It’s absolutely free, our gift to you. Check it out below!




Yato – Jason Liebrecht
Hiyori – Bryn Apprill
Yukine – Micah Solusod
Kofuku – Alexis Tipton
Daikoku – Ian Sinclair
Rabo – Mike McFarland
Nora – Lauren Landa
Bishamon – Elizabeth Maxwell
Kazuma – Eric Vale





ADR Director – Mike McFarland

Script Writer – Bonny Clinkenbeard


Noragami will be available on July 7th. Keep an eye on our Shop for pre-order listings!


series synopsis:

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.



Like the music from the trailer? It’s an original piece composed in house! We’re making it available for download for free!  Either play the music on the player below or download the MP3 file by right-clicking this link and use the “Save Link As…” option.



Title: “5 Yen”
Composition: Andrew Manson
Guitar Solo: Austin Black

FUNimation acquires the rights for Ghost in the Shell: Arise – Alternative Architecture

ARISE_key_logo2FUNimation is pleased to announce that we have acquired the rights for the cyberpunk sci-fi action series–Ghost in the Shell: Arise – Alternative Architecture! Even better, episode 1 will be available TONIGHT at 7:30pm ET! Click here to watch the episode.




The Ghost in the Shell: Arise OVA sequence has been rebuilt into eight TV-length episodes and extended with two new broadcast exclusive episodes to create Ghost in the Shell: Arise ­ Alternative Architecture! In this highly anticipated prequel set in the year after the fourth World War, cyborg and hacker Motoko Kusanagi finds herself wrapped up in the investigation of a devastating bombing. But she¹s not the only one looking for answers‹as she delves deeper into the mystery of who is behind the attack, a specialized team unlike any before begins to take shape.


Voice actress, Maaya Sakamoto (Black Butler’s Ciel Phantomhive, Evangelion Rebuild’s Mari Makiname) will be reprising her role as Makoto from Ghost in the Shell: Arise.


The series will stream Sundays at 10am ET. Click here for more info.