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Archive for January, 2013

New Release Tuesday – Summon the Beasts Again

Happy New Release Tuesday! Today we’ve got the hilarious second season of Baka and Test on BD/DVD Combo. This one might even be funnier than the first. For those of you unfamiliar with this series, it’s kind of like academic Pokemon.

synopsis:
Yoshii’s a good-hearted goofball enrolled at a school where students settle their differences by summoning Avatars, pint-sized stand-ins with battle powers based on academic ability. That “academic ability” part is bad news for idiotic Yoshii – he’s stuck in lowly Class F with the slackers. If these misfits want to escape their dump of a classroom and earn some respect, they’ll have to fight their way up the ranks and take on Class A, the brightest students on campus. It’s going to be tough, that’s for sure. But once the underachievers of Class F get motivated, they don’t give up – and Yoshii can’t even spell surrender!

And now the trailer!

But, if your sense of humor leans more toward a certain rude, crude tiny tot, then you’ll be pleased to know that you can now get the complete third season of Shin-Chan on DVD.

Elite Video Subscription Extra for 1/28

Today’s EVS extra is the Voice Actor commentary for episode #12 of Blood C.

This commentary includes ADR Director, Jerry Jewell and the voice of Saya, Alexis Tipton.

Missed an extra? No worries, we have a full list of them so you can go back and catch up any time you want. We will be updating this list every week.

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Hetalia: The Beautiful World and the Winter Simulcast Schedule

We are thrilled to announce that Hetalia: The Beautiful World will begin streaming on our site today at 2pm CT (3pm ET)! Pretty exciting, right?

synopsis:
The Allied guys and Axis boys are back in Hetalia: The Beautiful World! It’s Season 5. As in high-five! And when we high-five, a tiny kitten appears with a wee banjo! And he’s playing a song about a cupcake and it’s freaking adorable! But then Prussia shows up and yells at the kitten. But the kitten doesn’t get sad, because, dude… Claaaassic Prussia.

While we’re at it, let’s go over the entire simulcast schedule for this winter season.

Kingdom Mon 11:00am ET
Senran Kagura Mon 11:30am ET
PUCHIM@S Mon-Fri 12pm ET
Haganai NEXT Tues 11am ET
Toriko Weds _
Psycho-Pass Thurs 11:45am ET
Minami-ke:
Tadaima
Fri 11:30am ET
Robotics;Notes Fri 12:15pm ET
Hetalia:
The Beautiful World
Fri 3pm ET
One Piece Sat 9pm ET

Don’t forget to also tune in for our noitaminA nights Live Stream on Friday nights at 7pm ET/6pm CT as we watch and live chat about the latest episodes of Psycho-Pass and Robotics;Notes. Just subscribe to our new Live Stream channel on YouTube at http://youtube.com/FUNimationLiveto stay up to date on these kinds of events. Listen for the secret password each week for a chance to win some fabulous prizes!

Lost Girl Trailer Music FREE Download

Hey there, faenatics. We have a treat for you! You know that awesome music that plays in the trailers for Lost Girl Season 1 and Season 2? Well now you can download it for FREE.

Season 1 trailer music – “Love Her” by Austin Black

Season 2 trailer music – “We Overcome” by Jim Welch

You can download them for FREE on http://takelostgirlhome.com/extras

Not familiar with the Lost Girl series? We suggest you check it out!Seasons 1 & 2 are available now on Blu-ray and DVD and Season 3 is currently airing on SyFy (in the U.S.) and Showcase (in Canada). You can now download episodes of Season 3 on iTunes, Sony Playstation, Xbox, and VUDU. Buy a season pass and don’t miss an episode of this sexy series!

synopsis:
Bo is a gorgeous renegade. An irresistible beauty. And a deadly succubus. For years, she had no idea what she was or why every new lover died in the throes of passion. She fled one corpse after another until a chance encounter with the puckish thief Kenzi exposed Bo s existence to the Fae. This ancient society of supernatural beings exists outside the realm of mere mortals. Within their world, there are only two sides: Light and Dark. Each member of the Fae must choose who they will serve. But not Bo. Driven to discover who she really is, Bo vows to live on her own terms even if it means existing in the abyss between darkness and light. With the help of the mischievous, but loyal, Kenzi, the handsome shapeshifter Dyson, and the beautiful human scientist Lauren, Bo will use her powers of seduction to unravel the riddle of her mysterious past.

New Release Tuesday – Food, Blood, and Magic

We’ve got quite a full New Release Tuesday for you today full of food, blood, and magic: Toriko Part One on DVD, Blood-C on BD/DVD Combo, Shakugan no Shana the Movie on BD/DVD Combo, and Shakugan no Shana OVA series on BD/DVD Combo.

Get your forks and knives ready, if you haven’t seen Toriko you’re in for one delicious ride. We’ve currently working on an epic video where Ian Sinclair (voice of Toriko) cooks and eats your epic meals. So, stay tuned for that in the near future!

synopsis:
Get ready for the next great anime adventure from TOEI, the legendary force behind Dragon Ball Z and One Piece!

Welcome to the Gourmet Age, a time when the world is full of deliciously deadly ingredients that the wealthiest appetites in existence can’t wait to devour. But only a mighty masticating mercenary like Toriko can track down the rarest animals on the planet and put them on a plate! This gluttonous gourmet hunter is one of the four Legendary Kings, superhuman warriors born to battle the likes of Troll Kongs, Gararagators, and Devil Pythons! Accompanied by his loyal Battle Wolf and the promising young chef Komatsu, Toriko will circle the globe in search of the mouth-wateringly lethal ingredients that will one day make up his Full Course Menu of Life! The more ferocious the beast – the bigger the feast, but never forget the code of a true gourmet hunter: You gotta eat what you defeat!

And now the trailer!

We’ve also got the release of the ultra gory Blood-C: The Complete Series on BD/DVD Combo. If you’re a fan of CLAMP then you’ll most likely want to pick this one up.

synopsis:
The creators of Blood – the Last Vampire and Blood+ team up with renowned powerhouse CLAMP to inject beauty into a chilling new addition to the Blood line.

Horrifying beasts with a hunger for human flesh prey on the citizens of a quiet town. In moonlit twilight, Saya slays the monsters and returns home drenched in blood. As the attacks increase in frequency and intensity, her enemies relay cryptic messages about a broken contract. Limbs are torn from flesh and skulls are crushed and devoured while the huntress struggles with paralyzing visions and gaping holes in her memory. When the humans Saya promised to protect reveal the sickening truth about her role in the violence, she learns her mission isn’t as clear cut as she thought—and her most sadistic foe of all is so close she can taste it.

And then to complete our New Release Tuesday, we’ve got both Shakugan no Shana the Movieand Shakugan no Shana OVA on BD/DVD Combo.

So, what are you interested in?

Elite Video Subscription Extra for 1/21

Today’s EVS extra is the English dub premiere panel of Toriko at Youmacon 2012.

Watch Ian Sinclair (Voice of Toriko) and Josh Grelle (Voice of Komatsu) talk about working on the English dub of this over-powered food-filled anime series!

Missed an extra? No worries, we have a full list of them so you can go back and catch up any time you want. We will be updating this list every week.

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English Cast Announcement for Tenchi War on Geminar

Fresh out of Ohayo-con, we’ve got the English cast announcement for Tenchi War on Geminar!

synopsis:
Get ready for an adventurous new chapter in the legendary Tenchi franchise – a classic spinoff loaded with interplanetary sex appeal!

Fifteen year old Kenshi Masaki was taken from his home planet, transported to a galaxy far, far away, and captured by a gorgeous princess! This royal beauty quickly claims Kenshi as her personal servant – and lends him out to all the lecherous ladies at her prestigious boarding school. On the rare occasion Kenshi doesn’t have his hands full with a curvaceous coed, he can be found training for the intergalactic mecha battle royale looming on the horizon. Helping the princess save her planet is Kenshi’s ticket home, but losing means he’ll be stuck scrubbing backs in the interstellar sauna for the rest of his life! Every boy should be so lucky.

Here’s a first look at the dub! See below for the Cast and Staff list.

MAIN CAST

CHARACTER     ACTOR
AURA Lydia Mackay
CHIAIA Morgan Garrett
KENSHI Jason Liebrecht
LASHARA Jād Saxton
LITHIA Caitlin Glass
MARIA Tia Ballard
WAHANLY Cherami Leigh
ULYTE J. Michael Tatum
BABALUN R Bruce Elliott

SUPPORTING CAST

CHARACTER ACTOR
ALAN Joel McDonald
ANGELA Leah Clark
BWOOLE Allison Sumrall
CERES Josh Grelle
CLIFF Jerry Jewell
CORDYLINE Stephanie Young
DAGMYER Duncan Brannan
DOLL Monica Rial
EMERA Shelley Calene-Black
FLORA Colleen Clinkenbeard
GAIA John Swasey
GRYNO Ryan Reynolds
HANNAH Karen Bright
HAZUKI Andrea Freyberg
JOZZY Trina Nishimura
KING SHURIFON John Swasey
KORO Kristi Kang
LAN Brina Palencia
LAPIS Alexis Tipton
MEXIAH Jamie Marchi
MORGA Emily Neves
NANA Pam Dougherty
NEIL Ian Sinclair
NEIZAI Martha Harms
POPE Jerry Russell
UNCLE Jeremy Inman
VANESSA Brittney Karbowski
WREDA Michelle Rojas
YELISS Lindsay Seidel
YUKINE Kristi Kang

STAFF

ADR Director & Line Producer Joel McDonald
ADR Engineer Kevin Leasure
Head Writer John Burgmeier
Script Writer Jamie Marchi

Official FUNimation Anime Online Community – Winter Simulcast Announcement – Hetalia: The Beautiful World

We’ve saved the best for last. Hetalia: The Beautiful World will round out our winter simulcasts. That’s right, the boys are back with Season 5, and it looks like it’s gonna get even more ridiculous.

synopsis:
The Allied guys and Axis boys are back in Hetalia: The Beautiful World! It’s Season 5. As in high-five! And when we high-five, a tiny kitten appears with a wee banjo! And he’s playing a song about a cupcake and it’s freaking adorable! But then Prussia shows up and yells at the kitten. But the kitten doesn’t get sad, because, dude… Claaaassic Prussia.

Look for Hetalia: The Beautiful World to begin simulcasting at the end of January. Go tohttp://www.funimation.com/hetalia for more information.

Here’s the official English subtitled trailer for Season 5!

Elite Video Subscription Extra for 1/18

Today’s EVS extra is Episode #6 of the first Season of Inside the Voice Actors Studio.

In this episode Jamie talks about Soul Eater, Hetalia, Panty & Stocking, and why she doesn’t want to pick a fight with Emperor Palpatine.

Missed an extra? No worries, we have a full list of them so you can go back and catch up any time you want. We will be updating this list every week.

Shakugan no Shana movie dub exclusive weekend screening!

To celebrate next week’s release of the Shakugan no Shana movie we have decided to let you all get a first look at it for a limited time. Check out the English dub of the complete film for ONE WEEKEND ONLY so be sure not to miss out. Click the video above to begin watching now! You have until the end of the weekend to view it as many times as you want. Tell all your Shana fans, or any fans of good anime and be sure no one misses out!

Be sure to order your own copy of the Blu-ray/DVD Combo today! That way you can watch it again in HD both subbed and dubbed.

Film synopsis:
The studio behind Toradora! and Ōkami-san and Her Seven Companions rekindles the first thrilling arc of the seminal action series about a hot-blooded heroine driven to maintain the balance between the ordinary world and the supernatural. Shakugan no Shana the Movie features new scenes and enthralling animation.

Wielding a blazing sword, Shana’s sole purpose is to fight demon-like beings that consume human lives. During a volatile war to stop a foe from devouring every life in Misaki City, Shana cuts Yuji in her crossfire. When the villain discovers this teenage boy is gifted with an immense power, he holds Yuji hostage to lure Shana into a trap that could to destroy the huntress and the entire city!

For more information on the film and original Shana series please visit funimation.com/shakugan-no-shana.