Archive for February, 2011

DBZ & DBZ Kai Episodes! Plus DB Raging Blast 2 DLC

Tune into Nicktoons Wednesday & Thursdays at 8 PM ET to catch new episodes of Dragon Ball Z Kai.  Episodes 52 and 53 debuted this past week with Episode 54 up next.

In the online streaming realm, more episodes of Dragon Ball Z will be launching this Saturday.  Continue the Dragon Ball Z saga with episodes 16 – 27 on DragonBallZ.com,DragonBallZKai.comFUNimation.com/video & Hulu.

Not only are there more Dragon Ball episodes available, but we’re giving away some special downloadable content codes for Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2! First come, first served though so read the instructions carefully and get your DLC.

 

Here’s how to get the Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 Special Pack 6:

Got a mobile phone? We’ll text it to you! Just check out the Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 tab on our Facebook page for more details.

Don’t have a phone? Don’t fret. We’re also sending some via email. Click here for more details on our dedicated blog page.

 

Get FREE downloadable content for

Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2

Now available for
Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system
and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system

And for more updates, “LIKE” the official Dragon Ball Video Game page on Facebook.

FMA:Brotherhood Dynamic Theme Debuts in PlayStation® Store

UPDATE:  The Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Dynamic Theme is now available for Canadian PS3 users! Head into the PlayStation® Store to put Ed and Al on your PS3.


All you PS3 owners out there need to head to the PlayStation® Store today and look for theFullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Dynamic Theme.  I don’t know about you, but I’ve been dying for a good dynamic anime theme for my PS3. Currently, I’m rocking PixelJunk™’s Monsters dynamic theme, but that’s soon to get replaced by some Ed and Al awesomeness.

Not featured in the video below are the custom sounds when browsing the menu, but they are there. The theme should launch today but it might not be up quite yet, so keep checking the PlayStation® Store throughout the day.

Are you getting the FMA:B Dynamic Theme? If so, what theme are you replacing?

Read the press release below:


First Anime Title Theme Available Today

Flower Mound, TX (November 30, 2010) – FMA fans take note: a Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherbood-based dynamic theme hits the North American PlayStation® Store, a service that is part of PlayStation®Network, this week.

Fans of the anime series can download the theme, available for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, for $2.99.

Both the theme itself and the icons will be themed with Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood imagery.  Some of the dynamic elements include the sound, change of light in the background from day to night, eye and clothing movements, as well as a look at how Al and Ed age from children to adults.

Watch video of the theme here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etE6wstomC0

About Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood:

Edward and Alphonse Elric’s reckless disregard for alchemy’s fundamental laws ripped half of Ed’s limbs from his body and left Al’s soul clinging to a cold suit of armor. To restore what was lost, the brothers scour a war-torn land for the Philosopher’s Stone, a fabled relic which grants the ability to perform alchemy in impossible ways.

The Elrics are not alone in their search; the corrupt State Military is eager to harness the artifact’s power. So too are the strange Homunculi and their shadowy creator. The mythical Stone lures exotic alchemists from distant kingdoms, scarring some deeply enough to inspire murder. As the Elrics find their course altered by these enemies and allies, their purpose remains unchanged – and their bond unbreakable.

“PlayStation”is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Summer Wars Grand Giveaway

Here are the winners for the Summer Wars Grand Giveaway! Thanks to everyone who entered! And to the winners, enjoy your swag. Make sure you pre-order your copy ofSummer Wars on DVD & Blu-ray February 15th.

(2) Prize packs of:

  • Summer Wars 11″ X 17″ premium double sided poster
  • Summer Wars full size 1-sheet movie poster signed by Japan Academy Prize winning director, Momoru Hosoda
  • Summer Wars official limited edition Hanafuda cards
  • Summer Wars King Kazma T-Shirt in winner’s choice of size XS, S, M, L, XL or 2XL

Thomas Gallagher
Fredericksburg, Virginia

Florence Jacobs
Medford, New Jersey

(3) Prize Packs of:

  • Summer Wars 11″ X 17″ premium double sided poster
  • Summer Wars official limited edition Hanafuda cards
  • Summer Wars King Kazma T-Shirt in winner choice of size XS, S, M, L, XL or 2XL

Carolyn DiLeo
Palatine, Illinois

Elaine Luna
McAllen, Texas

Jeff bourland
Vancouver, Washington

(5) Prize packs of:

  • Summer Wars 11″ X 17″ premium double sided poster
  • Summer Wars King Kazma T-Shirt in winner’s choice of size XS, S, M, L, XL or 2XL

Ryan Carlo
Bridgeport, Connecticut

MICHAEL forshee
Orlando, Florida

David Berde
Brookline, Massachusetts

Ryan Nussbaum
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Steve Kuhl
Cincinnati, Ohio


If you’ve been lucky enough to watch Summer Wars on the big screen, then you know just how awesome it is. I actually held off watching the movie until last Saturday at the Dallas Kidfilm screening – and it was totally worth it.

 

Watch theis epic scene. I’ll warn you though, it might be a bit of a spoiler.

The Blu-ray is going to be awesome. Speaking of awesome, how about some Summer War prize packs? Maybe winning these will satisfy your Summer Wars cravings until the DVD & Blu-ray release on February 15th.

 

Fill out the form below to enter to win the following prizes:

(2) Prize packs of:

  • Summer Wars 11″ X 17″ premium double sided poster
  • Summer Wars full size 1-sheet movie poster signed by Japan Academy Prize winning director, Momoru Hosoda
  • Summer Wars official limited edition Hanafuda cards
  • Summer Wars King Kazma T-Shirt in winner’s choice of size XS, S, M, L, XL or 2XL

(3) Prize Packs of:

  • Summer Wars 11″ X 17″ premium double sided poster
  • Summer Wars official limited edition Hanafuda cards
  • Summer Wars King Kazma T-Shirt in winner choice of size XS, S, M, L, XL or 2XL

(5) Prize packs of:

  • Summer Wars 11″ X 17″ premium double sided poster
  • Summer Wars King Kazma T-Shirt in winner’s choice of size XS, S, M, L, XL or 2XL

If you don’t win the contest, here are some other ways to attain some of the coveted goods.

Summer Wars King Kazma T-Shirt:
Get it at our booth at conventions as a gift with purchase of either $50 FUNimation items or Summer Wars on DVD or Blu-ray. Available in sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, and 2XL while supplies last.

Summer Wars Hanafuda Koi-Koi cards:
Buy $150 of FUNimation product from our booth at a convention. These were originally only offered with preorders of the Japanese Blu-ray release and are only available for a limited time while supplies last.

[Spoiler /Complete Official Rules/ /Hide Rules/]

COMPLETE OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

I. ELIGIBILITY

Entrants must be legal residents of one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia and 18 years of age at the date of entry. The Promotion begins at 12:01 a.m. Central Standard Time (“CST”) on January 27, 2011 and ends at 11:59 a.m. CST on February 14, 2011 (the “Promotion Period”). Employees of the Sponsor, and families of such employees, are not eligible. Void where prohibited.

II. SPONSOR

FUNimation Productions, LTD., 1200 Lakeside Pkwy., Flower Mound, TX 75028;

III. HOW TO ENTER

Simply write your name, mailing address and email address and mail it to: FUNimation Entertainment, c/o Feedback Manager, 1200 Lakeside Pkwy., Flower Mound, TX 75028 or visithttp://blog.funimation.com/cons and follow the instructions to complete and submit the entry, including a valid email address. All potential winners are subject to verification before any prize will be awarded. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address. Any attempt by any entrant to enter more than once by mailing more than one entry form or using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that entrant’s plays and that entrant may be disqualified. Use of any automated system to participate or entries generated by robots or scripts is prohibited and will result in immediate disqualification.

Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible or misdirected entries, which will be disqualified. In the event of a dispute as to any entry, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, Internet service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. All entries will be deemed to have been made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address. Each potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.

All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. By providing your e-mail address, you grant Sponsor the right to send you commercial messages. Information collected from entrants is subject to the Privacy Policy onhttp://funimation.com/f_index.cfm?page=privacy.

IV. DRAWING AND NOTIFICATION

WINNER SELECTION VERIFICATION: Potential winner will be selected in a random drawing on or about February 15, 2011 from among all eligible entries received by Sponsor, whose decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to the Promotion. Odds of winning the prize depend upon the number of eligible entries received. Potential winners will be notified by email. If the potential winner cannot be reached within 2 calendar days from the first notification attempt, or in the event of noncompliance within the above stated time period, with these Official Rules, or if prize notification is returned as undeliverable, prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, an alternate winner may be selected.

V. PRIZE

(2) Prize packs of: (Approx. value = $15)

Summer Wars 11″ X 17″ premium double sided poster

Summer Wars full size 1-sheet movie poster signed by Japan Academy Prize winning director, Momoru Hosoda

Summer Wars official limited edition Hanafuda cards

Summer Wars King Kazma T-Shirt in winner’s choice of size XS, S, M, L, XL or 2XL

 

(3) Prize Packs of: (Approx. value = $14)

Summer Wars 11″ X 17″ premium double sided poster

Summer Wars official limited edition Hanafuda cards

Summer Wars King Kazma T-Shirt in winner choice of size XS, S, M, L, XL or 2XL

 

(5) Prize packs of: (Approx. value = $1)

Summer Wars 11″ X 17″ premium double sided poster

All other expenses not specifically identified as included in the Prize are the sole responsibility of the Prize Winner. All costs, taxes, fees, and expenses associated with any element of the Prize not specifically addressed above are the sole responsibility of the Prize Winner. All federal, state, and local taxes on prizes are the Prize Winner’s responsibility. The specifics of all aforementioned elements of the Prize in the Sweepstakes shall be solely determined by Main Sponsor. Main Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if the Prize cannot be awarded as described for any reason. Some restrictions may apply. The Prize cannot be transferred, substituted, or redeemed for cash except at Main Sponsor’s sole discretion. The Prize will be awarded.

VI. General Conditions

Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the Promotion if fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control impairs the integrity of the Promotion, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. In such event, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Promotion or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion is a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages, including attorney’s fees, from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

VII. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY

This Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which shall be final and waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Promotion or these Official Rules. The Sponsor is not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with Sponsor or Promotion; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries; or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Promotion or receipt or use of any prize.

Further, winners and entrants also agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor and its respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents from and against any claims, damages or liability due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including personal injury or death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of the prizes or participation in any Promotion-related activity or participation in this Promotion, or any claims based on rights of publicity, rights of privacy and/or merchandise delivery.

VIII. Rules/Winner’s List:

After February 1, 2011, you may obtain the names of the Winners by consulting the Website. Results of the drawing will be removed from the Website on or about April 1, 2011.

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Evangelion 2.22: Voice of Mari Debut

Amazon.com just posted the exclusive clip from Evangelion 2.22 that shows the first time Shinji (Spike Spencer) meets Mari (Trina Nishimura). As a little bonus, Spike introduces the clips with a bit of commentary.

Find the clip on the Amazon page under the box art where it says “See 2 more images and videos“. While you’re there, make sure your pre-order before the release on March 29th.

Remember, the English dub pretty much hasn’t been heard anywhere except within the FUNimation walls.  The theatrical release has been sub only, so this is your first chance to hear the English voices for an extended amount of time. First time ever for Mari.

Enjoy and tell us what you think. smile