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Archive for January, 2014

Watch Man at Arms Make Ed’s Dragon Spear from Fullmetal Alchemist

 

Rojas recently got the chance to fly out to the set of Man at Arms to weapon test Ed’s Dragon Spear from Fullmetal Alchemist! Every week, Man at Arms’ master swordsmith and renowned propmaster, Tony Swatton, forges iconic weapons from video games, TV, comics, and movies. To see more, check out the series on the AWE me YouTube channel here.

 

Now, if you’re unfamiliar with Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, here’s a synopsis for you:

 

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.

 

The series is available for purchase in our Shop! Click here to check it out.

FUNimation 2014 Convention Schedule

Convention season is about to go into full swing again, and we wanted to let you all know where you can connect with us!

 

Here is a list of the conventions that we have on our schedule so far. Please note that this schedule is subject to change and that we may add or remove appearances. Please check the individual links below for more information on each convention.

 

February

- Katsucon (National Harbor, MD) – 2/14 – 2/16
- Anime Milwaukee (Mikwaukee, WI) – 2/14 – 2/16
- Mini A-kon (Denton, TX) – 2/22 (Panel only)

 

March

- SXSW Gaming (Austin, TX) – 3/7 – 3/9
- Anime Boston (Boston, MA) – 3/21 – 3/23

 

April

- Anime Detour (Bloomington, MN) – 4/4 – 4/6
- Sakura-con (Seattle, WA) – 4/18 – 4/20

 

May

- Anime Central (Rosemont, IL) – 5/16 – 5/18
- Momocon (Atlanta, GA) – 5/23 – 5/25

 

June

- Project A-kon (Dallas, TX) – 6/6 – 6/8

 

July

- Anime Expo (Los Angeles, CA) – 7/3 – 7/6
- San Japan (San Antonio, TX) – 7/18 – 7/20
- San Diego Comic Con (San Diego, CA) – 7/24 – 7/27

 

August

- Otakon (Baltimore, MD) – 8/9 – 8/11

 

September

- Nan Desu Kan (Denver, CO) – 9/12 – 9/14
- Anime Weekend Atlanta (Atlanta, GA) – 9/26 – 9/28

 

October

- New York Comic Con (New York, NY) – 10/9 – 10/12

 

We look forward to seeing all of you at a convention this year!

 

 

This Chibi Tomoe Papercraft is so Kawaii it’ll Make You Squee

 

Isn’t he adorable?! Now you can make your very own Chibi Tomoe in paper form! We’ve got a cute downloadable papercraft for you. Just click this link to download the pattern.

 

Follow the instructions on the pattern and you too can have a Chibi Tomoe to display and play with. The BD/DVD Combo releases on February 11th. Be sure to get your orders in now for the super premium Goddess Edition!

 

Here’s a synopsis if you’re unfamiliar with the show:
From the director of Fruits Basket

Nanami was just a normal high school girl down on her luck until a stranger’s lips marked her as the new Land God and turned her world upside down. Now, she’s figuring out the duties of a deity with the help of Tomoe, a reformed fox demon who reluctantly becomes her familiar in a contract sealed with a kiss. The new responsibilities—and boys—are a lot to handle, like the crow demon masquerading as a gorgeous pop idol and the adorable snake spirit who’s chosen the newly minted god to be his bride. As the headstrong Tomoe tries to whip her into shape, Nanami finds that love just might have cute, pointed fox ears. With romance in the air, will the human deity be able to prove herself worthy of her new title?

 

 

Black Lagoon Joins Toonami Line-up Starting March 22

One of the best action anime of all time is heading to Toonami, and it’s going to kick all kinds of ass! That’s right, Black Lagoon will be joining Toonami’s line-up starting March 22nd. It’ll be replacing Soul Eater once it ends in the 1:30am ET time slot.

 

So, are you ready to see the crew of Black Lagoon on television!?

 

If you’ve never seen the series, here’s a synopsis for you:

 

Rokuro’s mundane trip to South East Asia turns from pleasure cruise to festival of pain when modern-day pirates take him hostage. Revy, Dutch, and Benny are the ruthless crew of the Black Lagoon. For them, getting shot at while smuggling drugs, guns, and stolen goods is part of a typical day at work – and Rokuro is joining the team.

 

 

Click here to read the announcement from Toonami. So, what do you all think? Are you ready for Revy?

 

 

 

Get 50% off Fairy Tail part 8 in the FUNimation Shop!

 

Hey there Fairy Tail fans! This is sure to brighten up your day. We’re running a SALE on Fairy Tail sets in the FUNimation Shop.

 

Get 50% off Fairy Tail Part 8 with the purchase of any other Fairy Tail releases (including pre-orders!) Just use the promo code: FAIRYTAIL8.

 

Promo code is case sensitive. Ends Jan. 26th, so hurry to cash in on this deal!

 

Click here to start shopping!

Ohayocon this Weekend!

FUNimation is heading out to Columbus, Ohio for Ohayocon this weekend. We’ve got lots of fun stuff planned for you at the booth, so you definitely want to swing by to check it out!

 

Our Conventions Manager, Tara McKinney, will be leading two panels this weekend:

 

FUNimation Previews Panel – Saturday @11:30am, Panel 4
Come see extended clips and trailers for some of the hottest anime series from FUNimation!

 

FUNimation Industry Panel – Saturday @7pm, Panel 4
From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news and information from North America’s largest anime distributor–FUNimation.

 

Now, we’re doing things a little differently at the booth this year. We’ve got lots of goodies for you! Select titles will include limited autographed items as a free gift-with-purchase. Supplies are limited, so come early for the best selection. We’ve also got some tiered gifts-with-purchase goodies:

 

- Purchase $125 worth of stuff at our booth and get a free Oni-G Plushie or BooBies Gift Set (this includes the BooBies Calendar and Pennant that were given away at Otakon Vegas!)

 

- Purchase $175 worth of stuff at our booth and get to play our Lucky Draw!

We’ve raided our archives for some SUPER LIMITED gifts-with-purchase. With a $175 level purchase you get to choose from our Lucky Draw for a chance to receive a random prize. Who knows what you’ll get!

 

For more information about Ohayocon, please click this link.

One Piece Sets Sail for Thriller Bark

Flower Mound, Texas (January 17, 2014) – FUNimation® Entertainment announced today it has acquired the U.S. home video rights to Season Six of the action adventure anime series—One Piece. Season Six contains the Thriller Bark Saga, spanning Episodes 337 – 384, and will be released in four installments throughout 2014. That’s not all for One Piece news, though.

FUNimation® Entertainment has also announced the return of the popular One Piece Collection series. Picking up where the series left off, One Piece Collection 9 will contain Episodes 206 – 229 and retail for $34.98 MSRP. Expect to see more of these, as One Piece Collections will continue to be released on a regular basis.

Upcoming Releases
One Piece Collection 9
Episodes: 206 – 229
Release Date: 4/15/2014

One Piece Season Six, Voyage One
Episodes: 337 – 348
Release Date: 5/13/2014

This extremely popular series is based on the manga by Eiichiro Oda and follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and his crew of Straw Hat Pirates. The series is currently into its 628thepisode. Fans can watch the simulcast episodes Saturdays at 9:00 pm EST on onepieceoffical.com and funimation.com/onepiece.

Shakugan no Shana Movie Holiday Weekend Event

For many people, this weekend is a three-day weekend, and if you’re looking for something to do, how about watching the Shakugan no Shana movie?

 

For this holiday weekend only, we’ll be making the Shakugan no Shana movie available for FREE on our site. You’ll have until the end of day on Monday to watch this as many times as your heart desires. If you really like it, then you can pick up a copy in our FUNimation Shop (while you’re there, check out the rest of the Shakugan no Shana series too!)

 

Click here to start watching!

 

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 destroy the huntress and the entire city!

Click here to order your copy from the FUNimation Shop.

 

Kamisama Kiss Paper Lantern Craft DIY

We’ve got a super cute DIY project for you–Kamisama Kiss Paper Lantern Crafts!

 

These are free downloadable PDFs that you can print at home and assemble. Just follow the directions below:

 

-  Download the four origami lanterns—one for Tomoe, Nanami, Kurama and Mizuki.

-  Cut out the color origami square on the first page.

-  Fold the lantern according to the instructions on page 2—make sure to pay attention to the blank side and color side.

-  You’re done! Display your new Kamisama Kiss lanterns however you like– you can string a bunch of them up for a long line of lanterns!

 

If you’re not familiar with the series, here’s a short synopsis for you. Find the download links for each of the characters below!

 

synopsis:
Nanami was just a normal high school girl down on her luck until a stranger’s lips marked her as the new Land God and turned her world upside down. Now, she’s figuring out the duties of a deity with the help of Tomoe, a reformed fox demon who reluctantly becomes her familiar in a contract sealed with a kiss. The new responsibilities—and boys—are a lot to handle, like the crow demon masquerading as a gorgeous pop idol and the adorable snake spirit who’s chosen the newly minted god to be his bride. As the headstrong Tomoe tries to whip her into shape, Nanami finds that love just might have cute, pointed fox ears. With romance in the air, will the human deity be able to prove herself worthy of her new title?

 

Nanami

Nanami starts out as a broke, down-on-her-luck high school girl without a roof over head, but one kiss from a stranger changes everything and turns her into the new Land God! But it’s not easy being a deity. Not only does she have to master the duties and skills needed to fulfill her new role, she also got a host of boys—spirits and demons alike—to deal with.

 

Click here to download the Nanami paper lantern pattern.

 

Tomoe

Tomoe used to be a fox demon, but he’s totally reformed—honest! Now, he serves as the Land God’s familiar (though with his headstrong demeanor and commanding presence, it almost feels like he’s in charge sometimes). Tomoe might seem stubborn at first, but he’s a fiercely loyal servant who’ll stand by Nanami no matter what the cost.

 

Click here to download the Tomoe paper lantern pattern.

 

Kurama

He may look like an ordinary—if a little theatrical—pop idol, but beneath Kurama’s celebrity is a closely guarded secret: he’s really a crow demon! The girls may fawn over him at school, but Nanami takes much longer to soften up to the charismatic spirit. Maybe it has something to do with him trying to eat her right after she became the Land God…

 

Click here to download the Kurama paper lantern pattern.

 

Mizuki

Mizuki—a snake spirit—takes a liking to Nanami right away. A real liking. As in, he marks her as his new bride and kidnaps her *just* a little bit (with the best intentions, of course). If Nanami and Tomoe can get over all that, though, the delicate spirit has the potential to become an important part of the Land God’s entourage.

 

Click here to download the Mizuki paper lantern pattern.

 

Kamisama Kiss releases on BD/DVD Combo on Feb. 11th. Pre-order your Goddess Edition now before they’re all gone!

Elite Video Subscription Simulcasts – See It First!

 

Starting today, Elite Video Subscribers will get exclusive access to new simulcast episodes the day they are added to FUNimation.com! Subscribers will get commercial free, HD simulcast episodes online and across the FUNimation apps. Don’t wait an extra week to see the latest episodes of the newest shows fresh from Japan!*

 

Check out what simulcasts are airing this season on our simulcast page.

 

Not an Elite Video Subscriber yet? Don’t miss an episode and start your 14-day free trial today! It takes less than a minute to sign up and get instant access to the first broadcast of all simulcasts this season as well as over 9,000 dub & sub episodes.

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*One Piece and Toriko not included