FUNimation Acquires Rights for Mikagura School Suite

mikaguraOur 2015 Spring Simulcast season is looking awesome! We’re pleased to announce that we’ve acquired the rights for the action comedy anime series–Mikagura School Suite!

 

series synopsis:

 

From the studio behind Laughing Under the Clouds and Yuruyuri comes a high school fantasy unlike any other! Like most awkward teens, formerly reclusive gamer Eruna Ichinomiya struggle to find her place at Mikagura High School. But her experience is far from ordinary, as the mischief-making members of the school’s manga, calligraphy, drama, and other cultural clubs vie for total school domination in a rather extreme way—ULTIMATE ATTACKS. Get ready for the high-energy high school adventure you’ve only ever dreamed of.

 

You’ll wish that your high school was this much fun!

 

Japanese Voice Cast Info:

 

ACTOR CHARACTER PREVIOUS ROLES
Juri Kimura Eruna Ichinomiya Shirobako’s Aoi Miyamori
Saori Onishi Seisa Mikagura Selector Infected Wixoss’ Piriluk
Ari Ozawa Otone Fujishiro The Rolling Girls’ Nozomi, Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun’s Chiyo

 

 

Premiere date and time have yet to be determined, so stay tuned! Click here for more info about the show.

 

We’ve got MORE announcements coming! So check back with us tomorrow for more!

 

 

The Scramble for Porn Mags in Space Board Game – Back it Now on Fragstarter!

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By FUNimation and the Game Creation Club (Provisional)

“Let the adventure begin!.. Soar to the outer reaches of the known universe in search of space porn!”

 

Scramble for Porn Mags in Space is the revolutionary and truly life-changing board game featured in D-Frag!, and a perennial favorite of the members of the Game Creation Club (provisional), but this game is only the stuff of fiction and has never existed in real life… until now.

 

 

About this project

 

“It’s the Year X… in the Golden Age of Space Travel.

 

Having made contact with aliens, Earthlings became exemplars of interplanetary trade. Alas, however hard they tried, one item remained perpetually out of reach. Some alien porn mags were rated for ages 200 and up, making them impossible for humans to obtain.

 

That’s when the Porn Magazine Delivery Service took to the scene… Braving danger… they are specialists at slipping through Space Customs. This is a game.. a game about becoming one such erotic magazine hunter.. and carrying your contraband to the goal!

 

Between the sci-fi framework and the keywords “porn mag” in the title, this revolutionary game will attract perverts from all over the world!”

 

Scramble for Porn Mags in Space is a four-player game of wits and strategy and all that good stuff, as far as we can tell (the rules are very complicated, from what we can tell in the show).

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FUNimation Acquires the Rights for Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign

seraph_keyvisual01FUNimation is pleased to announce that we have acquired the simulcast and home video rights for Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign! The fantasy action series will premiere on April 4th, at 10am ET.

 

series synopsis:

From Wit Studio, the creative force behind Attack on Titan, comes a brand-new action series—Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign! After a mysterious virus wipes out ninety percent of humanity, vampires emerge from the recesses of the earth to enslave mankind, treating them like livestock. After growing tired of donating blood in exchange for protection, 12-year-old Yuichiro Hyakuya and his best friend Mikaela Hyakuya plot an escape along with the other orphans. After being the only successful runaway, Yuichiro joins the Moon Demon Company, an extermination unit of the Japanese Imperial Demon Army dedicated to killing off vampires. A true shonen fan should not miss out on Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign!

 

Japanese Voice Cast Info:

 

ACTOR CHARACTER PREVIOUS ROLES
Miyu Irino Yuichiro Code Geass’ Akito Hyuga , Kingdom Hearts’s Sora
Kensho Ono Mikaela Maria the Virgin Witch’s Joseph,
Kuroko’s Basketball’s Testuya Kuroko
Yuichi Nakamura Guren Fairy Tail’s Gray Fullbuster, Guilty Crown’s Gai Tsutsugami

 

Click here for more information about Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign.

 

 

 

Unleash Your Anime Experience with FUNimation’s New PS4 App!

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The FUNimation Streaming Service app is now available for PS4!  This FREE app lets you enjoy the latest and greatest FUNimation dubbed and subbed anime shows and movies on your PS4.

 

Start your streaming experience today, and unlock instant access to…

  • The latest seasonal simulcasts: watch the hottest shows as soon as they air in Japan
  • Exclusive access to FUNimation Broadcast Dubs, English-dubbed episodes available within weeks of broadcasting in Japan
  • Uncut and uninterrupted high quality video
  • Thousands of subtitled and dubbed anime episodes and movies

 

The FUNimation Streaming Service app for PS3 has also been upgraded to match the PS4 app, so PS3 users can enjoy improved searching, episode queues, and account syncing, so you can continue watching where you left off across devices.

 

Click Here For More Information!

 

 

The Harem King Returns! FUNimation Acquires Rights for High School DxD BorN

HDDB-key-artYour favorite Occult Research Club members are back for more adventures and nosebleed inducing drama. That’s right aspiring harem kings (and queens), FUNimation has acquired the rights for High School DxD BorN!

 

series synopsis:

The babes and boys of the Occult Research Club are Back! Lovable loser (and bust buff) Issei and his clan of bewitching beauties return for a new season of supernatural tussles and sexy shenanigans—featuring old friends and new enemies! Now that all the girls live in Issei’s home, life seems like nothing but fun and scantily-clad lounging…for now! Join Rias, Akeno, Koneko, Asia, Xenovia, Gasper, and everyone’s favorite Harem King Issei as they fight, fumble, and fondle their way through their demonic high school lives.

 

Japanese Voice Cast Info:

 

 ACTOR  CHARACTER  PREVIOUS ROLES
 Yuki Kaji  Issei  Attack on Titan’s Eren Jaeger, Noragami’s Yukine
 Yoko Hikasa  Rias  K-On!’s Mio, Yurikuma Arashi’s Kaoru

 

Genre: Fantasy, Fan Service

 

Stay tuned for more information about simulcast date and times! If you want to catch up on previous seasons of High School DxD, please visit http://funimation.com/high-school-dxd

 

 

FUNimation Acquires the Rights to Ninja Slayer

ninjaWasshoi!! Our newest simulcast announcement goes out to fans of Trigger, the kickass and fan-favorite rising star anime studio that brought you one-of-a-kind titles as Little Witch Academia, Inferno Cop, and the mega-hit Kill la Kill!

 

FUNimation has acquired the streaming and home video license for Ninja Slayer, the long-awaited new show with all the styling and bombast you’ve come to love from Trigger! Ninja Slayer’s origin is shrouded in mystery; although it originally appeared as a novel series posted on Twitter in Japan, legend has it that it was actually translated from an original English series from two enigmatic American creators, Bradley Bond and Philip Ninj@ Morzez, who are totally on the run from actual ninjas. Who knows? All we can say is that with this origin story and this studio, Ninja Slayer is going to be way over-the-top and frickin’ awesome.

 

So we’ve told you what’s up with Ninja Slayer, but what’s it about? Here’s the summary:

 

From Kill la Kill’s radical Studio Trigger comes a badass and outrageous ninja anime that kicks reason to the curb with a screaming “WASSHOI!”

 

Ninjas. Karate. Sushi. The dystopian cyber underworld of Neo-Saitama is ruled from the shadows by an intricate web of drugs, yakuza gangs, and evil syndicate ninjas wielding fearsome “karate.” In a sea of the blood of his enemies, a lone maverick stands. NINJA SLAYER is a ninja who kills other ninjas in the name of ninja vengeance. A former salaryman whose family was killed by evil ninjas, Ninja Slayer cheats death and casts away his past to embrace the dark, mystical NINJA SOUL, a mysterious spirit that grants him great power in his quest for revenge. But will this bloodthirsty spirit consume Ninja Slayer before his enemies are all “dead on departure?” Domo. I’m Ninja Slayer.

 

And here’s your Japanese voice cast:

 

CHARACTER VOICE ACTOR PREVIOUS ROLES
Ninja Slayer/
Kenji Fujikido
Toshiyuki Morikawa Isshin Kurosaki (Bleach), Naraku (Inuyasha),
Shishiwakamaru (Yu Yu Hakusho)
Dark Ninja/
Fujio Katakura
Sho Hayami Sosuke Aizen (Bleach), Nicholas D. Wolfwood (Trigun)
Nancy Lee Chiwa Saito Homura Akemi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica),
Hitagi Senjyogahara (Bakemonogatari)
Yamoto Koki Sora Amamiya Akame (Akame ga Kill!), Touka Kirishima (Tokyo Ghoul),
Asseylum Vers Allusia (Aldnoah.Zero)
Dragon Yukano Risa Taneda Xenovia (High School DxD New),
Kaori Miyazono (Your Lie in April),
Mirai Kuriyama (Beyond the Boundary)
Laomoto Khan Masane Tsukayama Zoken Mato (Fate.Zero)
Clone Yakuza Tessho Genda Kurama (Naruto)

 

Simulcast launch date and time are still TBD, but stay tuned to FUNimation social media to be the first to know! In the meantime, here’s the trailer:

 

FUNimation Double Header Weekend – Anime Boston

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We’ve got a double header weekend (technically, it’s a triple header since we’ll have a FUNimation booth at Anime Conji in San Diego as well)! While Rojas is off to Seattle for Sakura-Con, Tara, Lauren, and Tim will be heading to Beantown once again for Anime Boston! Take a look below for all the info you’ll need for your weekend in Northeast.

 

BOOTH INFO:

 

Stop by our FUNimation booth in the Dealer’s Room to score some awesome deals on anime. We’ll be giving away FREE FUNimation lanyards with every purchase (while supplies last). Hurry in for the best selection! Plus, we’ve got autographed wraps for select purchases, signed by your favorite voice actors. Just ask for more information at the booth.

 

 

FRIDAY

 

FUNimation Peep Show – 9pm in Panel C

Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW. Watch some jiggly clips and trailers from some of the hottest FUNimation titles. Don’t forget to bring some tissues, you know, for the nose bleeds.

This is an 18+ panel, so be sure to bring your IDs with you.

 

SATURDAY

 

FUNimation Previews Panel – 11:30am in Panel C

Come see extended clips and trailers for some of the hottest anime series from FUNimation!

 

pingpongPING PONG THE ANIMATION (East Coast Dub Premiere) – 1:30pm in Sheraton-Grand Ballroom

 

series synopsis:

Smile and Peco. Peco and Smile. Besties from the beginning, both with a badass backhand. Peco is known for his arrogance on the table tennis court, and Smile for his silence. But with a new school year and a new high school table tennis team, both boys are in for a challenge, on–and off–the court.

Peco’s slacker ways are hurting his game, and after getting crushed in a tournament, he decides to quit. Smile is finally learning to harness his natural talents, but can he squash his sympathy for his opponents enough to beat them

From the acclaimed director Masaaki Yuasa (Adventure Time, Space Dandy) comes an innovative new series with stunning animation, memorable characters, and impressive footwork.

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Bringing the FUN to Seattle’s Sakura-con!

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We’ve got TWO conventions this weekend, so we’re bringing DOUBLE the FUN! We’re going bi-coastal, even. Lauren, Tara, and Tim will be heading to Anime Boston, and Rojas flying to Sakura-Con in Seattle. Take a look below for all the info on what’s going down in the Emerald City.

 

Join us for our Official Happy Hour party at Sakura-Con! Click here for all the details on the event and how to get in. Be sure to RSVP on our now on Eventbrite listing!

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BOOTH INFO:

Be sure to stop by the FUNimation booth at Sakura-Con for all your anime needs. We’ll be giving away a FREE FUNimation lanyard with every purchase, while supplies last. Select purchases will also come with an autographed wrap, signed by your favorite voice actors! Just ask for more information at the booth.

 

 

FRIDAY

wanna be the worlds strongestWanna Be The Strongest In The World (West Coast Dub Premiere) – 1:15pm in the FUNimation Theater

 

series synopsis:

The eye-popping world of women’s professional wrestling is sweaty, sadistic, and savagely sexy. Famous Japanese pop idol Sakura Hagiwara is better suited for the dance floor than the wrestling ring, but this ravishing songstress is about to put her body to the ultimate test. When she and fellow idol Elena are assigned to pose as wrestlers for a very special show, a vicious lady brawler by the name of Rio decides to teach the girls a lesson they won’t soon forget. Rio unleashes a flurry of ferocious of attacks on Elena, contorting her divine female form into an array of very naughty positions. Shocked by the blush-inducing beating taken by her friend, Sakura vows to get her heavenly curves ready to rumble and redeem the good name of idols everywhere by becoming a bona fide diva of the pro-wrestling world!

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FUNimation Acquires Rights for The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan

yukichan keyFUNimation has acquired the rights for the romance, slice-of-life anime series–The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan!

 

Haruhi fans will be excited to know that Minori Chihara (Dragonaut’s Toa, Ikki Tousen’s Ekitoku Chouhi) and Tomokazu Sugita (Assassination Classroom’s Karasuma, Chobits’ Hideki Motosuwa) will reprise their roles as Yuki and Kyon…and perhaps there will even be a few other familiar voices, too!

 

Stay tuned to FUNimation’s social media channels and this blog for more information coming soon!

 

synopsis:

From the creator of the international hit The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya comes a new spinoff featuring familiar faces! In an alternate universe, shy, awkward Yuki Nagato attempts to court her crush, Kyon, with the help of her best friend and neighbor, the perky and indomitable Ryoko Asakura. Together, the trio defends their high school literature club from extermination…and from the pestering of their over-the-top classmate Tsuruya and her friend and minion Mikuru. No true Haruhi devotee should miss The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan

FUNimation Acquires Rights to Show By Rock!!

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We’re excited to announce that we have acquired the rights for Studio Bones’ new super-cute nekomimi music anime, Show By Rock!! This series is all about music and features bands of cute animal-ear girls AND handsome animal-ear guys, covering all types of music— pop, visual kei rock, Japanese, and more, with something for all audiences. The Show By Rock!! franchise comes to you in conjunction with Sanrio (yes, THAT Sanrio), and it’s got lots of popular Japanese seiyuu voice actors with popular singing backgrounds, so you know it’s going to be adorable and fun!

 

Here’s a preview of the bands in Show By Rock!!

 

Plasmagica

Our protagonists, catgirl Cyan, bunnygirl ChuChu, doggirl Retoree and sheepgirl Moa, of Plasmagica

 

CHARACTER VOICE ACTRESS PREVIOUS ROLES
Cyan Eri Inagawa
ChuChu Sumire Uesaka Fubuki (KanColle), Anastasia (Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls),
Sanae Dekomori (Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions)
Retoree Manami Numakura Hibiki Ganaha (Idolmaster), Takao (Arpeggio of Blue Steel),
Yumi Iguchi (Shirobako)
Moa Ayane Sakura Nagato, Naka and Shimakaze (KanColle),
Haru Onodera (Nisekoi), Tsubaki Sawabe (Your Lie In April)

 

 

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The ultra-cool Visual Kei band Shingan Crimsonz

 

Features Kishow Taniyama (Uta no Prince-sama’s Natsuki Shinomiya, Bakumatsu Rock’s Ryoma Sakamoto, Kuroko no Basket’s Tatsuya Himuro) as lead guitarist and vocalist, Crow!

 

Tsurezurenaru Ayatsuri Mugenan

 

The lovely ladies of Japanese-inspired Tsurezurenaru Ayatsuri Mugenan

 

Trichronika
The starry boyband Trichronika

Features Mamoru Miyano (Uta no Prince-sama’s Tokiya Ichinose, Free!’s Rin Matsuoka, Death Parade’s Harada) as lead guitarist and vocalist, Shu Zo!

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And the anime-original ultra-cuties of Cristicrista!

 

Simulcast schedule will be announced soon, so stay tuned to FUNimation social media until then! Here’s the synopsis:

 

Musical merriment and cute creatures collide in this series from the dream team pairing Sanrio and Studio Bones (Ouran High School Host Club, Soul Eater)!

Set in the glamorous metropolis Tokyo Midi City, where music—and the dream of musical superstardom—is everything. Here, “battle of the bands” is more than just a teen rivalry: Dozens of ensembles compete for the honor of playing atop the city’s highest tower. When a Gothic Lolita-clad catgirl cutie named Cyan stumbles into the music world, she too is swept up by the dream of fame. After joining forces with three other colorful characters—bunnygirl honor student Chuchu, shy doggirl Retoree, and adorable sheepgirl Moa—the quartet becomes Plasmagica, the freshest band on the scene. Armed with special instruments, the girls face off with other bands striving for stardom, like the cool and passionate Visual Kei band Shingan Crimsonz, or the handsome pop idols Trichronika. Will the band find celebrity? Or are they doomed to be one-hit-wonders…

 

Check out the Promotional Videos below!