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Artwork for Dragon Ball Z (Blu-ray) Seasons 4 – 6

 

 

The Frieza Saga ends with Dragon Ball Z: Season Three, which releases on Blu-ray 4/1/14. In celebration of the upcoming Android & Cell Sagas, we wanted to share what you can look forward to seeing on the covers of Dragon Ball Z: Seasons 4, 5 and 6.

 

We worked closely with the art team at Toei Animation in Japan to create something unique and exciting to celebrate the memorable moments and characters from the series. Take a look at the early pencil sketches to get an idea of how we progressed to the finished piece.

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Happy White Day from Black Butler

  
 

What better way to spend White Day than with your favorite Black Butler characters? For those of you who may not know, White Day is when guys give chocolates to the girls who gave them presents on Valentine’s Day.

 

Today, Yana Toboso (author of the Black Butler manga) tweeted these special illustrations on the official Black Butler twitter account.

 

Which one is your favorite?

 

Watch episodes of the Black Butler anime on http://funimation.com/black-butler. The complete series is available now on BD/DVD Combo, pick up your copy in our Shop here!

 

Check out some more of the Black Butler White Day illustrations below! (more…)

Attack on Titan Cast Announcement – Day 5

As we gear up for the Attack on Titan English Dub Premiere at Anime Boston next week, we’re rolling out our colossal cast list, one day at a time! So, take a look below at the final batch!

 

Character – Actor

Reiner – Robert McCollum
Annie – Lauren Landa
Armin – Josh Grelle
Samuel – Dave Trosko
Thomas – Duncan Brannan
Tom – Tyler Walker
Wald – Barry Yandell
Woerman – Christopher Sabat

 

Click here to see the previous cast announcements!

 

Now, our subscribers already know this information because they got it early! Plus, they got an early look at the dub. If you are a subscriber, you can watch the video here.

 

Not a subscriber yet? Sign-up today for your FREE trial here.

 

Wanna know who voices Eren? We’ll you’ll just have to come to our panel at Anime Boston!

 

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Attack on Titan Cast Announcement – Day 4

As we gear up for the Attack on Titan English Dub Premiere at Anime Boston next week, we’re rolling out our colossal cast list, one day at a time! So, take a look below at the fourth batch!

 

Character – Actor

Mikasa – Trina Nishimura
Hugo – Tyson Rinehart
Ian – Scott Freeman
Milieus – Joel McDonald
Mina – Alexis Tipton
Mitabi – Kyle Hebert
Mobb – Matthew Ham

 

Click here to see the previous cast announcements!

 

Now, our subscribers already know this information because they got it early! Plus, they got an early look at the dub. If you are a subscriber, you can watch the video here.

 

Not a subscriber yet? Sign-up today for your FREE trial here.

 

Come back tomorrow as we announce more of the cast!

 

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Attack on Titan Cast Announcement – Day 3

 

As we gear up for the Attack on Titan English Dub Premiere at Anime Boston next week, we’re rolling out our colossal cast list, one day at a time! So, take a look below at the third batch!

 

Character – Actor

Levi – Matthew Mercer
Petra – Caitlin Glass
Hange – Jessica Calvello
Daz – Brad Venable
Bertholdt – David Matranga
Franz – James Chandler
Rico – Morgan Garrett
Pyxis – R Bruce Elliott
Nack – Will Short

 

Click here to see the previous cast announcements!

 

Now, our subscribers already know this information because they got it early! Plus, they got an early look at the dub. If you are a subscriber, you can watch the video here.

 

Not a subscriber yet? Sign-up today for your FREE trial here.

 

Come back tomorrow as we announce more of the cast!

 

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Which Dragon Ball Z Character Are You?

 

Quizzes have taken over my Facebook feed recently, and I haven’t paid much attention until today. Buzzfeed recently posted the “Which Dragon Ball Z Character Are You?” quiz, and you know it’s accurate because I got Vegeta. That’s right, the Prince of all the Saiyans himself.

 

No, it’s not rigged, and I got Vegeta on the first try. I have witnesses.

 

So, which Dragon Ball Z character are you? Click here to take Buzzfeed’s quiz.

 

 

Dragon Ball Z Season Two is now available on Blu-ray! Click here to get your copy.

 

While Goku recovers from injuries suffered during battle with the Saiyans, his friends begin their perilous quest for the Namekian Dragon Balls! Awaiting their arrival on Planet Namek is the powerful Ginyu Force – and the vile monster Frieza!

Make room on your shelves because the Dragon Ball Z Season Sets are finally on Blu-ray! We embarked on a frame-by-frame restoration process to remove any blemishes, tape marks, and foreign bodies that might have tarnished your viewing experience. All three audio tracks have been re-mastered in the interest of noise reduction and superior sound quality. The bolder, more vibrant color of this ultimate Dragon Ball Z release closely mirrors the visual aesthetics of today’s entertainment. Lastly, we undertook a precise shot-by-shot reframing of the entire series to create a modern HD widescreen presentation of this legendary fan favorite!

Attack on Titan Burgers are Colossal

 

So, you know those Titan sized burgers that Lotteria (a fast food chain in Japan) was advertising last month? Well, they’re here. Well, not here here, but they’re available in Japan now and they look…interesting. Lotteria has launched their special Attack on Titan meal deals. You get one cheese burger tower plus an Attack on Titan themed keychain and a specially designed redeemable burger ticket.

 

Diners can choose between a five-patty burger tower, a seven-patty tower, or a 10-patty tower. All three options are the same price, which is roughly around $20.

 

Here are the advertised images:

 

 

And here’s what it really looks like:

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Follow up to our Anime News Network Interview

 

We sat down with Anime News Network recently to talk about the Kamisama Kiss Goddess Edition, FUNimation’s first Premium Edition release. In the interview, we talk about why we decided to use Kamisama Kiss as our first title for this type of configuration, and why simulcasts numbers are so important. Click here to read the entire interview.

 

Since the interview was published, we’ve been reading some of the comments posted by fans, and we wanted to answer a few questions for you. So, we went to our Acquisitions Team to get the low down.

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Titan Will Bring Ice and Snow for Millions this Weekend

 

Do we possibly have some Attack on Titan fans on the storm naming committee? Well, considering that the Winter Storm Names for 2013-2014 were developed by a class of high schoolers in Montana, chances are high.

 

If you haven’t been following the weather channel today, Winter Storm Titan will be bringing winter weather from the West Coast all the way to New England starting this Friday. The west will get some heavy rain which will switch over to snow as it crosses the Rockies and heads to the Midwest and Northeast. For more information on the storm, please check out weather.com.

 

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Want a Black Butler Visa Card?

 

Unless you’re Jessica Simpson, or just make/spend as much as her, chances are you’re probably not carrying around an AmEx Black Card. But, at least people with accounts at Sumitomo Mitsui (a Japanese bank based in Yurakucho, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan) can get a Black Butler card!

 

This special Visa card has an exclusive image of Sebastian drawn by Yana Toboso, the mangaka for the series. This promotion is a special collaboration with the Black Butler II anime series and enrollment is limited to the first 1,000 qualified applicants with an annual fee of ¥1,250.

 

We know quite a few Black Butler fans who’d give their right eye to get one of these cards.

 

Check out more Black Butler on http://funimation.com/black-butler!