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Archive for August, 2013

Maken-Ki! English Cast Announcement

It’s time for another English Cast Announcement! Meet the gorgeous students and staff of Tenbi Academy! Maken-Ki! tells the story of Takeru, your typical girl crazy guy who’s about to get a whole lot more than he signed up for. Here’s a synopsis of the series:

Takeru enrolled in Tenbi Academy because the girl-to-guy ratio is, like, 3 girls for every guy. But this bevvy of bombshells is actually a school where teens beef up their combat skills using a magic power thingy called a Maken. Redheads with wicked high kicks, shocking blonde bullies, and aggressive brunettes are EVERYWHERE. And every time there’s a brawl, their clothes tend to disintegrate.

Distracted by all the bouncy brawlers, Takeru has a hard time concentrating on his training. Things get sticky when the hornball can’t figure out how to use his Maken. If he doesn’t find his mojo quick, he’ll be dumped by the school of his dreams-or destroyed by an attacker who’s after his magic power thingy!

Now, meet your English cast!

TAKERU – Ian Sinclair
HARUKO – Monica Rial
HIMEGAMI – Chloe Ragnbone
INAHO – Tia Ballard
FURAN – Brittney Karbowski
KENGO – Scott Freeman
YUKA – Jamie Marchi
AZUKI – Morgan Garrett
URUCHI – Cherami Leigh
CHACHA – Anita Neukar
KIMI – Alexis Tipton
MINORI – Caitlin Glass
AKI – Heather Walker
GEN – Robert McCollum
TOMIKA – Eileen Dover
AKAYA – Eric Vale

ADR Director – Joel McDonald
ADR Engineer – Kevin Leasure
Head Writer – John Burgmeier

The series will be available on BD/DVD Combo on November 12. Click here to order your copy now!

And now for a look at the English Dub Trailer!

English Cast Announcement for Jormungand

Happy Labor Day weekend! It’s a weekend full of conventions, and we’ve got a very special announcement for you. Here’s the English dub cast for Jormungand!

Main:
CHARACTER – ACTOR
Jonah – Micah Solusod
Koko – Anastasia Muñoz

Supporting:
CHARACTER – ACTOR
Alan – Tyson Rinehart
Amalia – Lydia Mackay
Black – Mark Stoddard
Chen – Jerry Russell
Chequita – Clarine Harp
Curry – Kent Williams
Edgar – Andrew T. Chandler
Karen – Shelley Calene-Black
Kasper – Eric Vale
Lehm – Christopher Smith
Lutz – Greg Ayres
Mao – Patrick Seitz
Miami – Gwendolyn Lau
Mildo – Caitlin Glass
Poe – Sean O’Connor
R – Ian Sinclair
Scarecrow – Robert McCollum
Schokolade – Brittney Karbowski
Tojo – Christopher Bevins
Ugo – Cris George
Valmet – Carli Mosier
Wilee – Akron Watson

Crew
ADR Director – Christopher Bevins
ADR Engineer – Cris George/Kenneth Thompson
Line Producer – Christopher Bevins

For those of you unfamiliar with the series, here’s a quick synopsis:

Child soldier Jonah is the newest member of the mercenary squad employed by Koko, an international arms dealer. The cold-blooded kid carries a deep hatred for those in Koko’s line of work, but following her into the darkest corners of the black market might be his only shot at finding the merchant of death responsible for the slaughter of his family.

And now for a sneak peek at the dub!

One Piece Film: Strong World Makes Its English Debut At AWA

Anime Weekend Atlanta is still one month away, and it’s already shaping up to be a big one. We’re proud to announce that One Piece Film: Strong World will be making its English debut at the convention, giving fans a chance to check it out before its release date on November 19th. While time and date have yet to be determined, we do know the premiere at AWA will be introduced by the voice of Roronoa Zoro, Chris Sabat.

Strong World marks the debut of the latest Straw Hat member, Brook. Who will be voicing Brook in the English dub of One Piece? Check back next week for more information on that.

High School DxD – Join the Occult Research Club!

Got a taste for the Dark Side?

Don’t waste another school year slaving away on the yearbook staff or taking snapshots for the photography club. Ditch this mortal coil and see what the supernatural world has to offer! If you enjoy magic circles, teleportation, and demon slaying, then the Occult Research Club is the place for you! Forget about school lunches and class schedules, we’ll teach you how to destroy fallen angels and hunt down stray devils.

Why rush home to iron your school uniform after class when you could stay out late hunting the things that go bump in the night with the coolest club on campus? Seek out one of the luscious ladies of the Occult Research Club, and see if you’ve got what it takes to survive the shivers they’ll send running down your spine!

Remember. All the really good stuff happens in the dark!

Meet our members!

Rias – Class President
This crimson-haired princess and club president is a pure-blooded devil and one of the hottest girls in school. Did we mention she sleeps au naturel?

 

 

Akeno – Vice President
The buxom vice president of the Occult Research Club may appear to be an elegant lady, but once the fighting starts, she gets downright sadistic! Her transformation sequence is a must see.

 

 

Koneko – Senior Member
This petite beauty is a first year student at Kuoh Academy. Her chilly demeanor hides a compassionate heart, but that won’t stop her from scolding Issei for his perverted nature.

 

 

Kiba – Senior Member
Kiba’s good looks drive all the girls wild, but he’s not just another pretty face. Put a blade in his hands, and this knight becomes downright deadly.

 

 

Issei – Junior Member
Your typical high school pervert, Issei is one of the clubs newest members. He’s got an extreme fondness for the female form, and he owes his life to Rias.

 

 

Asia – Junior Member
Innocent young Asia possesses a truly gentle heart and a deep reverence for religion. She’s inexperienced when it comes to socializing, but her mere touch has the power to heal.

http://funimation.com/high-school-dxd

New Release Tuesday – Guilty Crown

Guilty Crown Parts 1 & 2 are now available on BD/DVD Combo! This stunning series comes in a Limited Edition box set that contains two gorgeous 108 page artbooks filled with concept art, character designs, creator notes, and other exclusive illustrations.

Will you be picking up your copy today?

series synopsis:

Shu’s entire world was shattered after a meteorite crashed into Japan, unleashing the lethal Apocalypse Virus. The chaos and anarchy born of the outbreak cost Shu his family and reduced him to a timid, fearful shell of the boy he’d once been. His life took another unexpected turn after a chance encounter with the stunning pop star, Inori. This mysterious beauty introduced Shu to the King’s Right Hand: a genetic mutation that allows him to reach into hearts of mortals and turn them into weapons.

Shu finds himself caught in the crossfire between those who desperately seek his newfound strength. On one side lurks a clandestine government agency, and on the other, Inori and the spirited band of rebels known as Funeral Parlor. The choice is Shu’s to make – and the world is his to change.

Labor Day Convention Weekend

FUNimation representatives will be heading to two conventions this weekend: Dragon*Con and Kumoricon.

Lance will be on site in Atlanta for Dragon*Con and he’s got several panels planned! See info below:

FUNimation Industry Panel and Q&A: Friday @ 4pm in Courtland – Hyatt.

FUNimation Town Hall: Saturday @ 4pm in International North – Hyatt.

FUNimation Anime Sneak Peeks and Prizes: Sunday @ 11:30 am in Centennial I – Hyatt.

For all you Lost Girl fans at Dragon*Con, we’ve got some exciting news for you at our Industry Panel, so be sure to go!

Conventions Manager Sully will be out at Kumoricon in Vancouver, WA. She’ll be leading the FUNimation Industry Panel on Sunday at 11am. Please check your programs for location when you get to the convention.

Unfortunately, we won’t have a booth presence at either convention, but we hope you’ll be able to attend one of our panels!

Rules for Eureka Seven AO Contest 8.23.13

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
 “Eureka Seven AO Contest” (“Contest”) is open to legal residents of the United States (excluding Puerto Rico). All entrants must be at least 18 years of age at the date of entry. The Contest begins at 3:00 p.m. Central Time (“CT”) on August 23, 2013 and ends at 23:59 p.m. CT on August 25, 2013 (the “Contest 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
 People wanting to participate must Tweet @FUNimation and @JapanExpoUSAusing the hashtag #EurekaSevenAO and the url http://funi.to/16WuV5V and answer the question “If you got recruited by Generation Bleu to start your own team, what would you name it?” Or, comment in the contest thread posted on the FUNimation Google+ page. Alternatively, entrants can simply write their name, mailing address, email address, and answer to the contest question and mail it to: FUNimation Entertainment, c/o Feedback Manager, 1200 Lakeside Pkwy., Flower Mound, TX 75028. 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 on http://www.funimation.com/privacy-policy.

IV. DRAWING AND NOTIFICATION
 WINNER SELECTION VERIFICATION: 7 random winners will be selected to win either a Eureka Seven AO T-shirt or wallet. The entry must adhere to all rules of this contest. In the event that the selected winning entry does not comply with the contest rules, another winning entry will be selected at random. The winner will be selected and notified on August 26, 2013 via Twitter or Google+. Sponsor’s decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to the Contest. Odds of winning the prize depend upon the number of eligible entries received. 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 Seven (7) Eureka Seven AO prizes will be awarded (one prize per winner). T-shirts and wallets have an estimated value of $30 each. 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. 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 Contest 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
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VII. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
 This Contest 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 Contest 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 Contest; (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 Contest 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 Contest 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 Contest-related activity or participation in this Contest, or any claims based on rights of publicity, rights of privacy and/or merchandise delivery.

VIII. Rules/Winner’s List:
 After August 26, 2013 you may obtain the names of the Winner by consulting the Website. Results of the drawing will be removed from the Website on or about March 1, 2014.

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood takes #3 spot on Netflix TV Binge List

Hypable.com posted their “Netflix TV Binge List: End of Summer Edition” where Fullmetal Alchemist took the #3 spot above ‘Parks and Recreation’ and ‘Fringe’. Congrats to the Elric brothers for hanging with the big boys. What would your list be?

From Hypable.com:
3. ‘Fullmetal Alchemist (2003)/Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood’
How many of you will not watch anime because Pokemon, Naruto, or Yu-Gi-Oh left a bad aftertaste? Well, here is an anime I dare you not to get addicted to absolutely immediately. Fullmetal Alchemist follows brothers Edward and Alphonse as they search for the legendary philosohper’s stone to fix their torn bodies after a futile attempt to raise their mother from the dead. Along the way, these two brothers meet interesting characters and uncover an evil that does not just threaten their search for the stone, but the lives of an entire country.

This series has anything and everything you could want: great humor, legitimate horror, memorable characters, impressive action, and heartbreaking moments. Both series are amazing and have topnotch animation, but they do not follow the same plot all the way through. Watch the 2003 version first and then go back and watch Brotherhood. Ed’s hothead and Mustang’s flame alchemy will keep things burning. A word to the wise: the Law of Equivalent exchange does not just apply to alchemy. The cost of watching this series is your heart, and the philosopher’s stone can’t get it back for you.

Evangelion 2.22 on Toonami Next Weekend!

Toonami will be running the Evangelion 2.22 You Can (Not) Advance movie next weekend on August 31st!

This will be a one time only special for Labor Day weekend. Please check your local listings for times.

So, are you excited to watch Evangelion 2.22 on Toonami?!

movie synopsis:

The landmark anime Evangelion evolves, reaching new heights of intensity in the feature film: Evangelion 2.22. In this explosive new story, brutal action and primal emotion clash as a group of young pilots maneuver their towering cyborg Eva Units into combat against a deadly and disturbing enemy.

In the battle to prevent the apocalyptic Third Impact, Shinji and Rei were forced to carry humanity’s hopes on their shoulders. Now, as the onslaught of the bizarre, monstrous Angels escalates, they find their burden shared by two new Eva pilots, the fiery Asuka and the mysterious Mari. In this thrilling experience for fans of giant robot destruction, the young pilots fight desperately to save mankind – and struggle to save themselves.

Evangelion 2.22 is available now on Blu-ray and DVD.

Big summer contests kicking off this week!

We are in the heart of summer and the beginning of a large amount of new FUNimation titles hitting stores. With there being so many new releases in the pipeline, we have decided to create a mega event to promote them all. So we give you the…

How this event will work is that we will have one or two contests each week for upcoming releases before they hit stores. The prize for each contest will be a copy of the product it is promoting. After the event is over we will see which contest had the most entries. Everyone who entered the contest with the most entries will be entered to win the event grand prize – one copy of every product in the event!

For example:
You enter both contests for week one. They both get over 500 entries. You didn’t enter the first contest from week two (clearly you were detained by ninjas) and it gets over 600 entries. If you want to be included in the grand prize drawing you will need to enter another contest and hope that it get’s more than 600 entries.

Here is some other general information about the contest you should know:

*Winners will be chosen at random. There will be one winner per contest. Once you win a contest you can not win another one in this event. Do feel free to keep entering other contests if you do win so you can still have a shot at the grand prize. You will just not be eligible to win later contests.
*The details for each contest will be updated on this blog post the day each event starts. See below for contest schedule. The number of entries and contest winners will be added shortly after each one ends.
*You may enter every contest, but only once. All contests end at 11:59pm Central Time on their end date
*Contests are open to US and Canadian residents, excluding Quebec and Puerto Rico. Click here for official rules.

Our recommendation is to enter as many contests as you can and tell all your friends to as well to help ensure the largest number of entries.

Got all that? Great. Here is the contest schedule for the event. Good luck!

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