Speed Racer, PSYCHO-PASS: The Movie, Ghost in the Shell: The Movie, Assassination Classroom 2, and More — Announced at Otakon 2015!

Hold on tight, because we’ve got some MAJOR announcements just in from the FUNimation Industry Panel at Otakon 2015! First at the starting line:

 

Speed Racer

Coming Soon for the first time on Blu-ray! The definitive collection includes episodes never released in North America, as well as Mach GoGoGo! This release will be available in Japanese (w/ English subtitles) for the first time — stay tuned for more details!

 

 

 

 

PSYCHO-PASS: The Movie

Fire up your dominators, FUNimation is excited to announce that PSYCHO-PASS: The Movie will be coming to theaters in 2016!

 

 

And that’s not the only movie announcement we have for you…

 

 

 

 

 

Ghost in the Shell: The Movie

Fans of the GitS franchise get ready, FUNimation is bringing Ghost in the Shell: The Movie to theaters in Fall 2015!

 

Also, keep an eye out for…

 

 

 

Project Itoh - Coming in 2016!

Three film series based on the science fiction novels of the late Satoshi Itō. Each film adaptation will have its own director and animation studio:

- Genocidal Organ

Directed by Shukou Murase (Gangsta & Ergo Proxy)
Animation: Manglobe
 

- Harmony

Directed by Takashi Nakamura & Michael Arias.
Animation: Studio 4°C
 

The Empire of Corpses

Directed by Ryoutarou Makihara (Monster & Summer Wars key animator). Animation: WIT Studio
 
 

 

Plus! Koro-sensei fans, get excited! We’re bringing you

 

Assassination Classroom Season 2

 

It’s official! New episodes of the zany, students-turned-badasses anime, Assassination Classroom coming to FUNimation in 2016!

 

 

 

 

 

Last, but DEFINITELY not least…

 

Noein

Coming this November, for the first time on blu-ray!

 

FUNimation is excited to announce that we have acquired the rights to Noein, the 2005 sci-fi hit from the director of Escaflowne and the studio behind Aquarion and Macross Frontier!

 

 

 

 

 

Keep an eye our for more details on these big announcements in the near future!

 

Black Lagoon Collector’s Edition Announced at Otakon 2015!

Just announced in the FUNimation Industry Panel at Otakon 2015:

The Black Lagoon Collector’s Edition!

Available on Blu-ray+DVD Combo November 2015

Prepare to plunder, steal, and kick some major ass with this awesome release which includes:

- Season 1 + Season 2 + Roberta’s Blood Trail OVA on Blu-ray – over 13 hours of content

- Collectible “Ammo tin” chipboard box

- 60 page full-color art book

- Black Lagoon lighter

- Black Lagoon dog tags

(Art not final) 

Coming November 2015!

 

 

Tokyo Ghoul Collector’s Edition Revealed at Otakon 2015!

Just revealed in the FUNimation Industry Panel at Otakon 2015:

 

Tokyo Ghoul – Season One Collector’s Edition

Available on Blu-ray+DVD Combo 9.22.15

 

Feast your eyes on this gory release and end your Kaneki-esque internal struggle by pre-ordering now! Packed with more ghoulish greatness than Anteiku, this Collector’s Edition pulls out all the stops:

- Premium Collector’s Box with Clear Sleeve Revealing Kaneki and Rize’s Transformation from Human to Ghoul
- Complete Season 1 in Blu-ray/DVD Combo
- Fabric Poster
- 60-page art book
- 40-page blank journal
- 4 Art Cards

 

 

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Today Was a Fairy Tale: It’s Time for Otakon 2015!

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Fandoms join together like tales in a story book this weekend at Otakon 2015 – and we’ve certainly got a bunch of tales to contribute! Join us as we head to Baltimore, Maryland for panels, announcements, premieres, and much more magical anime fun!

 

Panels

 

  • FUNimation Favorites Panel | Friday, July 24th | 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM | Panel Room 7 (Hilton Key 1-6)
    Join FUNimation staff as we take a look at some of our personal favorites from current anime and past classics. What’s your FUNimation favorite?

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FUNimation Gets Robotic at MechaCon and SGC!

Video games and Mech-suits are some of our favorite things at FUNimation! This weekend, FUNimation will be heading out to two conventions that have both of those things: MechaCon in New Orleans and SGC in Frisco, TX. As always, we plan to bring the fun with packed panels and great deals at our booths!

 

 

 Panels

 

  • FUNimation Peep Show (18+) | Friday, July 17th | 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM | Location: Panel Room 1
Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW! Watch jiggly clips and trailers from some of the hottest FUNimation titles. Don’t forget to bring tissues, you know, for the nose bleeds. Audience participation encouraged by tweeting using the hashtag #FUNimationPeepShow. You could even win some naughty prizes. 18+, bring your IDs!

 

  • FUNimation Favorites Panel | Saturday, July 18th | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Location: Panel Room 1
Join FUNimation star as we take a look at some of our personal favorites from current anime and past classics. What’s your FUNimation favorite?

 

  • FUNimation Industry Panel |  Saturday, July 18th | 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Location: Panel Room 1
From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news and information from North America’s largest anime distributor–FUNimation. 

 

 

FUNimation Booth

 

Stop by and get your hands on some great anime deals, plus:

  • Get a free FUNimation lanyard with every purchase!
  • With a $75+ purchase, you can enter a lucky draw for 1 of 7 FUNimation-exclusive pins!

 

 

Panels

 

  • FUNimation Favorites Panel | Friday, July 17th | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Location: Panel Room 1
Join FUNimation star as we take a look at some of our personal favorites from current anime and past classics. What’s your FUNimation favorite?
 
  • Dragon Ball Z: Original Voice Actor Reunion | Saturday, July 18th | 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM |  Location: Main Stage
For the first time, the voice actors from the original Dragon Ball Z will be reunited in a massive homecoming like no other! Join FUNimation, ScrewAttack, and the original voice actors for a time like no other!
 
  • Dragon Ball Z: Original Voice Actor Autograph Session | Saturday, July 18th | 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM |  Location: Autograph Area 1
 
 

 

FUNimation Booth

 

Stop by and get your hands on some great anime deals, plus:

  • Get a free FUNimation lanyard with every purchase!
  • With a $75+ purchase, you can enter a lucky draw for 1 of 7 FUNimation-exclusive pins!

 

Summer Simulcast Announcement: It’s Idol vs. Idol in Venus Project -Climax-!

Venus Project -Climax- is a unique multimedia series that will not only pit 2D idols against each other, but will also have the voice actresses competing in challenges often seen in Japanese variety shows. The live-action segments add a whole new layer to the drama within the anime. It’s a story within a story!

 

 

Character Voice Actor Other Roles
Eriko Hara Sawako Hata Former member of idol group SKE48, Suzuko Kanzaki (AKB0048)
Ruka Sovagasky Riho Iida Rin Hoshizora (Love Live!), Kana Uehara (Re-Kan!)
Miu Nureha Marika Hayase  

 

 Main Staff
Director Takehiro Nakayama
Series Composition Go Zappa
Character Design Yoshinari Saito
Animation Production Nomad

 

Synopsis:

 

Experience a unique multimedia experience with Venus Project -Climax-! Set in a near-future Japan, Formula Venus is the new entertainment format that pits aspiring performers against each other for the title of New Idol Princess. Eriko Hara hopes to win to support the orphanage that took her in and the children that currently live there.

 

This unique multimedia show will also pit the actual voice actresses against each other in a series of live challenges. It’s 2D vs. 3D in Venus Project -Climax-!

 

Venus Project -Climax- episode 1 (live-action variety show) and 2 (anime) premiere at 5PM ET today. Catch it every Sunday at 11:30AM ET this summer!

 

©GALAT/FV/Committee

New Release Tuesday – Onto New (Dubbed) Adventures In One Piece

Ahoy there matey! One Piece is back again on New Release Tuesday for new adventures, including ones that everyone has been waiting for, Sabaody Archipelago! Now you can get Collection 13 which rounds off Enies Lobby, and Season 7 Voyage 1 which introduces the Eleven Supernovas and the Celestial Dragons today!

 

 

One Piece – Collection 13

Episodes 300-324 – DVD

 

 

Get this DVD Collection Now!

 

 

Collection Synopsis: 

The assault on Enies Lobby rages on as Spandam drags Robin towards the towering Gates of Justice! Zoro’s demonic nine-sword fighting style sets the stage for a blistering barrage of heroic attacks as the Straw Hats inch ever closer to a joyous reunion with their captured crewmate. Thankfully, Luffy and his mates manage to emerge victorious, but after bidding a fiery farewell to the Going Merry, these pirates won’t be going anywhere! There’s a hefty new bounty of each of their heads, and their only hope for escape rests on the cyborg soldiers of Franky. The blue-haired, speedo-sporting, shipwright offers to build the Straw Hats a new vessel, but time is of the essence. Some very familiar marines are breathing down their necks, and the crew can’t set sail without a boat – or their stubborn sniper.

 

 

 

One Piece – Season 7 Voyage 1

Episodes 385-396 – DVD

 

 

Get this DVD Voyage now!

 

 

Voyage Synopsis:

Buoyed by the addition of a new crew member, the Straw Hats steer their quest for adventure into the dangerous waters of the Red Line!

Sanji’s meets his dream girl when the crew crosses paths with Camie, a beautiful mermaid in distress! Luffy agrees to help Camie save her best friend, but the rescue is quickly complicated by surly sea monsters, dive-bombing flying fish, and a foe with an eerily familiar face. The situation gets even stickier when the friend in need of rescue turns out to be a gilled goon from Nami’s dark past! Nevertheless, Luffy proves to be a man of his word and unveils some new tricks in a toe-to-toe brawl with a giant brute of a bull. Once the dust settles, the Straw Hats drop anchor at an island bursting with bubbles in the hopes of equipping their ship for underwater travel! But when Camie is kidnapped, job number one becomes saving their newest friend from the cruel clutches of the Celestial Dragons!

 

 

 

And now what everyone has been waiting for, the Supernova English Cast:

The Supernovas:

Trafalgar Law – Matthew Mercer
Jewelry Bonney – Laura Wetsel
Capone Bege – Kyle Hebert
Basil Hawkins – T. Axelrod
Eustass Kid – Justin Cook
Scratchmen Apoo – Brad Venable
Urouge – Major Attaway
Drake – D.C. Douglas
Killer – Leo Fabian

Additional Season 7 Cast Announcements:

Camie – Megan Shipman
Pappagu – Chris Cason
Shakky – Elizabeth Maxwell
Duval – David Vincent
Rayleigh – Bruce Carey
Boa Hancock – Lydia Mackay

 

 

 

 

 

FUNimation At The Movies – 009 Re:Cyborg

It’s that time again, FUNimation at the Movies!

This month, we have a high-action, high-drama reboot of a classic, 009 Re:Cyborg! The crew reunites once again to root out terrorism that troubles the world!

 

 

Synopsis:

From Kenji Kamiyama, the visionary director behind Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, comes a gripping, visually captivating sci-fi thriller.

 

Many years ago, nine humans were captured and transformed into cyborgs for the purposes of becoming agents of evil. Instead, they rebelled; becoming champions of justice anytime the earth was in need.

 

Now, in a post-9/11 world, the meaning of “justice” has become clouded. The cyborgs, untouched by time, and some without memory of their status as heroes, have since taken up lives as ordinary civilians. But when a mysterious force known only as “His Voice” compels people across the world to commit unspeakable acts of violence, even Cyborg 009, Joe Shimamura, falls victim to the irresistible faceless power.

 

In an era when cyber-terrorism is rapidly advancing, how can the cyborgs combat an enemy that has no face and seemingly no motive?

 

 

Catch FREE screenings of the movie, 009 Re:Cyborg (before it hits Blu-ray and DVD, July 28th!) at the following Alamo Drafthouse Theaters. Click on the showtimes to reserve your seat!

 

 

 July 13th

 

 

 July 14th:

 

 

July 20th:

 

  • Houston, TX (Vintage Park)10:00 PM

 

July 28th:

 

  • Austin, TX (Village) –  7:00 PM

 


*FUNimation at the Movies is a free screening program. If you have secured a theater location and would like to participate in the program, please contact us via [email protected].

 

Summer Simulcast Announcement – Get Ready to Enroll in Prison School!

Are you ready for the latest summer simulcast? Prison School is a raunchy take on the old “guys get to go to an all-girls school” trope, and the school punishments are unreal.

 

 

Character Voice Actor Other Roles
Kiyoshi Hiroshi Kamiya Araragi (Bakemonogatari), Izaya (Durarara!!), Levi (Attack on Titan)
Mari Sayaka Ohara Yuki (Aldnoah.Zero), Erza (Fairy Tail), Irisviel von Einzbern (Fate/Zero)
Meiko Shizuka Ito Misa (Bodacious Space Pirates), Yayoi (PSYCHO-PASS)
Hana Kana Hanazawa Rize (Tokyo Ghoul), Akane (PSYCHO-PASS)
Joe Daisuke Namikawa Italy (Hetalia), Waver Velvet (Fate/Zero)
Gakuto Katsuyuki Konishi Kamina (Gurren Lagann), Amon (Tokyo Ghoul)
Andre Kazuyuki Okitsu Muroi (Shiki), Madarame (Genshiken: Second Generation)
Shingo Kenichi Suzumura Atsushi Murasakibara (Kuroko’s Basketball), Zack (Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children)

 

 Main Staff
Director Tsutomu Mizushima (Genshiken, Witch Craft Works, Shirobako)
Series Composition Michiko Yokote (Devils and Realist, Squid Girl)
Character Design Junichiro Taniguchi (Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun, Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
Animation Production J.C. Staff (Bakuman., A Certain Magical Index, The Familiar of Zero)

 

Synopsis: Hachimitsu Academy, a prestigious all-girls school, has finally become co-ed, and average teen Kiyoshi is one of five boys to enroll. Unfortunately, an underground student council of ruthless, totally hot female students clandestinely rules the school! And when the boys are caught peeping, they’re sent to the school’s prison, where their punishment comes in the form of whips and chains.

 

Prison School premieres on Friday, July 10 at 1:05pm ET. Catch it every Friday at 1:05pm ET this summer!

 

© Akira Hiramoto, KODANSHA/Prison School Partners

Summoning the Dragon at San Diego Comic-Con

One of the biggest conventions in North America is here, so surely FUNimation will be there with BIG plans in the works!  From  panels to parties to (autograph) pennings, we’ll have it all waiting for you at Comic-Con International: San Diego. Check out our full line-up for the weekend, and get ready for FUNimation in full force:

 

Panels and Autographs

 

 

Thursday, July 9th

 

  • Dragon Ball Z Signing | 2:00P – 3:30P  | Location: FUNimation booth
    Sean Schemmel, Christopher R. Sabat, Chris Ayres

 

  • FUNimation Industry Panel | 5:30p – 6:30p | Location: Room 24ABC
    From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news, info, and announcements from North America’s largest anime distributor, FUNimation. Live tweet with us using the hashtag #FUNimationPanel for a chance to win prizes!

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Friday, July 10th

 

  • Dragon Ball Z Signing | 12:30P – 1:30P  | Location: FUNimation booth
    Sean Schemmel, Christopher R. Sabat, Chris Ayres

 

  • Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ | 5:30P – 6:30P | Location: 24ABC
    This summer, Dragon Ball Z returns to the big screen as the series’ most evil villian seeks his revenge. Get an exclusive sneak peek at the next feature-length film in the Dragon Ball Z franchise, Resurrection ‘F’; as well as a panel and Q&A with stars Sean Schemmel (voice of Goku), Christopher Sabat (voice of Vegeta / ADR director), and Chris Ayres (voice of Frieza). Tweet along using the hashtag #DBZSDCC for a chance to win some prizes.

 

Saturday, July 11th

 

  • Dragon Ball Z Signing | 1:00P – 2:00P  | Location: FUNimation booth
    Sean Schemmel, Christopher R. Sabat, Chris Ayres

 

Sunday, July 12th

 

  • Dragon Ball Z Signing | 11:00A – 12:00P  | Location: FUNimation booth
    Sean Schemmel, Christopher R. Sabat

 

  • Attack On Titan The Movie: Part One Signing | 1:00P – 2:00P  | Location: FUNimation booth
    Shinji Higuchi (Director)

 

 

FUNimation Booth

 

Stop by and get your hands on some great anime deals, plus:

  • Get a free FUNimation lanyard with every purchase!

 

 

Events

 

 

Fight For Frieza: Galactic Army Boot Camp

Location: Petco Park (Garden at Ballest Point | Main Concourse Level | 100 Park Blvd)

Times:

  • Thursday, July 9th | 11:00A – 5:00P
  • Friday, July 10th | 11:00A – 5:00P
  • Saturday, July 11th | 10:00A – 6:00P
  • Sunday, July 12th | 11:00A – 5:00P

 

Frieza has landed at San Diego Comic Con International, and he wants YOU to join his galactic army! Head to Petco Park to gauge your power level, pose for photos, pick up exclusive Frieza Force gear and find out if you have what it takes to serve Lord Frieza.
 
 

 

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ Movie Party

Location: Whiskey Girl (702 5th Ave.)

Times:

  • Thursday, July 9th | 7:00P – 10:00P
  • Friday, July 10th | 7:00P – 10:00P
  • Saturday, July 11th | 7:00P – 10:00P

 

Celebrate Dragon Ball Z’s return to the big screen with a party featuring special cast appearances, Dragon Ball Z themed drinks and snacks, giveaways, spray paint tattoos, beer pong, a Dragon Ball Z photo booth for bragging rights, and arm wrestling competitions to prove your strength along with our partners at Xbox Video, Zico & Dream Water. (This is a 21+ event)
 
 

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