DragonCon-NDK-AFest-PALOOZA!

Whoa, three conventions in one weekend — are we crazy?! Eh, probably. We’re splitting up and heading out across the country to DragonCon, Nan Desu Kan AND AnimeFest this weekend! Join us!

 

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Join Justin in Atlanta, GA for :

DragonCon 

PANELS

FUNimation Favorites | Friday| 4:00pm | Regency V

FUNimation takes a look at some of our personal favorites from current anime and past classics. What’s your FUNimation favorite? Share it with us using the hashtag #FUNimationFave and you could win a prize!
 

FUNimation Peep Show (18+) | Friday | 10:00pm | Courtland

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.
 

FUNimation Industry Panel | Saturday | 2:30pm | Regency V

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!
 

The Anime Biz – Is It Right For You? | Sunday | 4:00pm | Regency V

Looking for a job in anime that’s NOT voice acting? So were we! Until we got hired. Hear from actual employees of FUNimation on what it takes to bring anime to North America. From licensing to graphic design and everything in between, see if you have what it takes to be in the anime biz.

 

 

 Join Tara in Denver, CO for:

Nan Desu Kan 

PANELS

Funimation Favorites | Friday | 7pm – 8pm

FUNimation takes a look at some of our personal favorites from current anime and past classics. What’s your FUNimation favorite? Share it with us using the hashtag #FUNimationFave and you could win a prize!

 

Funimation Peep Show | Friday | 10:30pm – Midnight

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.

 

Funimation Industry Panel | Saturday | 3:15pm – 4:45pm

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!

 

Funimation Dimension W Panel | Saturday | 8pm – 10pm

Come learn about about the upcoming production of Dimension W with a special guest from Japan — Plus! Every panel attendee gets an awesome prize and a chance to win Japanese copies of the manga!

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BOOTH

Make a purchase at our booth and receive a free FUNimation lanyard and collectible bag! We’ll also have lots of gifts with purchase for you to pick up, just ask our awesome booth staff!

 

 

Plus, look for Lauren, Godswill and Tim at the FUNimation booth during AnimeFest in Dallas, TX this weekend!

 

 

FUNimaniacs! – IGN’s Anime Club Special OVA

FUNimation frontrunner, Justin Rojas, made a special guest appearance recently at IGN’s Anime Club podcast; you’ll definitely want to check it out!

 

In this special OVA episode, we reveal quite a bit of insider information such as more information about theatrical releases coming next year, Broadcast Dub behind-the-scenes, *cough Dragon Ball Super cough* and even Justin’s history with anime! Also is Mass Effect a dating sim?

 

You can find this episode on IGN’s website right here!

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Tickets Now on Sale For “Attack on Titan” Live Action Movies

Limited Theatrical Release to Screen in Two Parts in Nearly 300 Theaters Across U.S. and Canada

FLOWER MOUND, TEXAS – August 28, 2015. FUNimation Entertainment announced today that tickets for the “Attack on Titan” live action movies are now available for purchase via the official movie website AttackOnTitanTheMovie.com. The new, two-part feature film is a limited theatrical release and will screen in nearly 300 theaters across the United States and Canada. In the U.S., Part 1 will play in theaters on September 30, October 1 & 7 and has an approximate running time of 98 minutes; and Part 2 will screen two weeks later on October 20, 22 & 27 and has an approximate running time of 87 minutes.  In Canada, Part 1 will play in theaters on October 5 and 26 followed by Part 2 on October 22 and October 26.

 

“The day Attack on Titan fans across North America have been waiting for has finally arrived. This is a limited theatrical release so I encourage fans to find their nearest theater and purchase tickets to both movies now,“ said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and founder of FUNimation. “A movie as colossal as Attack on Titan truly takes two parts to tell. Fans do not want to miss this opportunity.”

 

The “Attack on Titan” live action movies are based on the popular manga series of the same name (“Shingeki no Kyojin” in Japanese), which tells the story of a world where most of humanity has been destroyed by giants and where the last of mankind fights to survive behind three concentric walls – walls that were once impenetrable to the giants. With more than 50 million copies in print today, “Attack on Titan” has also inspired four spin-off manga as well as a 25-episode anime series which FUNimation both simulcast and released on home video in North America.

 

“We wanted to make sure that we could bring Attack on Titan to as many fans as possible and we’ve put together a great network of theatrical partners to do just that,“ said Mike DuBoise, COO of FUNimation. “That said, we know Attack on Titan will draw in people new to anime as well as fans of other genres like horror and sci-fi. This movie will not disappoint.”

 

As part of the ticket sales launch, the new version of the official movie website will go live that includes a theater locator, additional movie info and cast posters, the theatrical trailers as well as extras including photo galleries from the movie, the world premiere in July and fan fun.

 

For more information on the “Attack on Titan” live action movies, to locate theaters or to purchase tickets, please visit www.AttackOnTitanTheMovie.com. Tickets are limited.

Time To Celebrate – National Dog Day!

It’s National Dog Day today and that means it’s time for us to share our favorite anime dogs! Today we showcase the strongest, smartest, and cutest of man’s best friend in this list! And of course, you can find and stream all of these shows on FUNimation.com!

 

 

Cowboy Bebop

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We start the list off with one of the smartest (and coolest) dogs in anime! This super smart top dog joins the Bebop bounty hunters and helps them in many tough situations. Not to mention, just being a Welsh Corgi makes him the cutest member of the crew!

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Casshern Sins

Friender

 

Next on the list is a lesser-known, but ever faithful friend, Friender! In the series, Casshern SinsFriender is a robotic dog that travels with the protagonist, Casshern, across the land fighting against malicious robots. His main qualities of loyalty, intelligence, and boldness come in handy many times in the series!

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Fullmetal Alchemist

Black Hayate

 

Up next on the list is the extremely obedient and extremely adorable Shiba Inu, Black Hayate! Under the tutelage of Lt. Hawkeye, Black Hayate becomes a lovable and tough sidekick that is able to fight Homunculi and not pee on the carpet!

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Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad

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This next dog is neither cute nor lovable, but he is cool enough to have a band named after him! This gruff dog is quite the mutt with multiple dog breeds, literally. While his appearance tends to scare most people, he has found love with a band who named their group after him.

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Space Dandy

P.U.P.

 

This last entry is only in one episode of the quirky series, Space Dandy, but leaves an indelible mark. We won’t say too much, but we believe P.U.P. shows why dogs are truly man’s best friend.

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There are so many other wonderful dogs in anime that we wish we could list, but there’s only so much space! What are your favorite anime dogs?

Feeling waku waku for Waku Waku this weekend!

Our hearts go doki doki at the thought of heading to Waku Waku in NYC this weekend!  Waku Waku wants  ”your dreams, ideas, and passions to come into fruition all in one event!” …And with manga, fashion, anime, food, and more all in one place, it’s pretty much guaranteed! Here’s some of the anime magic that we’ve got up our sleeve to help make that happen:

 

PANELS

Sat 8.29 | FUNimation Favorites | 2:00pm – 3:00pm | Wythe Hotel

Sun 8.30 | FUNimation Industry Panel | 11:30am – 12:30pm | Verboten

…Plus! Sunday at 3:45pm on the main stage, join FUNimation for some special prizes and giveaways!

 

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Come visit our awesome conventions crew in the Dealer’s Room — 10am – 7pm on Saturday and 10am – 5pm on Sunday —  they’ll be giving away free lanyards with every purchase!

 

REGISTRATION

Use the code FUNIMATION and you will get $10 off your weekend pass or $5 off your day pass.  Hurry! This code is good through the 25th of August.

 

FUNIMATION ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES OCTOBER 20 HOME VIDEO RELEASE DATE FOR $8.4M BLOCKBUSTER DRAGON BALL Z: RESURRECTION ‘F’ FILM

Home Video Now Available for Pre-Order at DragonBallZ.com

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FLOWER MOUND, TEXAS – August 20, 2015. On the heels of a record-breaking theatrical run, FUNimation Entertainment announced today that the home video release of the anime film “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’” will be available on digital HD starting October 9 and at retail outlets throughout the U.S. and Canada starting October 20. Three SKUs of the home video will be released and are currently available for pre-order at DragonBallZ.com. “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’” screened in more than 1,000 theaters during its official theatrical run from August 4 – 12. In the wake of phenomenal box office receipts and winning a spot on the Top 10 list of highest grossing domestic anime films of all time, select theaters extended the release through August 17. In total, “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’” grossed an $8.4 Million box office in North America.

 

“We’re grateful to all our fans for their tremendous response and support for the theatrical release of “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’,” said Gen Fukunaga, founder and CEO of FUNimation. “I am especially pleased to bring them the home video release so quickly after the theatrical run so they can enjoy the movie over and over again, just as we will.”

 

Fans of “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’” will have the choice of three versions of the home video release. Two of the SKUs, the Collector’s Edition and the Blu-ray Combo Pack, include 50 minutes of extra features. Details on all three SKUs are as follows:

 

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ (Collector’s Edition)
• Feature Film (95 minutes)
• Over 50 minutes of extra features, including:
• The Voices of Dragon Ball Z (in-the-booth “making of” featurette)
• The Return of Dragon Ball Z (cast interviews & red carpet footage)
• Exclusive, premium packaging – including clear o-card and digipack
• Set of four (4) holographic Frieza Force propaganda postcards
• Suggested Retail Price: $59.98

 

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ (Blu-ray + DVD Combo)
• Feature Film (95 minutes)
• Over 50 minutes of extra features, including:
• The Voices of Dragon Ball Z (in-the-booth “making of” featurette)
• The Return of Dragon Ball Z (cast interviews & red carpet footage)
• Suggested Retail Price: $34.98

 

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ (DVD)
• Feature Film (95 minutes)
• Suggested Retail Price: $29.98

 

FUNimation is offering a pre-order special for “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’” in its online store. Fans can purchase an exclusive Shenron dragon t-shirt for just $10 with any pre-order of “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F.’” All three SKUs are currently available for pre-order. Visit dragonballz.com to place your order and for more information.

FUNimation to Simulcast One Piece ‘Episode of Sabo’ TV Special

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Get excited, One Piece fans! Everyone’s favorite lead-pipe wielding Revolutionary, Sabo, has his own story to tell – and it’s happening this weekend!

 

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FUNimation will be simulcasting this Saturday’s ‘One Piece – Episode of Sabo’, scheduled to launch on FUNimation.com and OnePieceOfficial.com Saturday night at 1am CT, pending any technical delays or hold-ups. 

 

For more information about ‘One Piece – Episode of Sabo: Bond of Three Brothers – A Miraculous Reunion and an Inherited Will!’ check out these :30 promotional videos Toei posted earlier this week:

 

 

 

 

 

FUNimation Entertainment Announces Theatrical Dates For “Attack On Titan” Live Action Movies

Parts 1 & 2 to Screen Beginning September 30 and October 20 Respectively in U.S. and Canada

258567Following the widely-covered and well-received world premiere of Part 1 of the Japanese live-action feature film “Attack on Titan” last month in Los Angeles, FUNimation® Entertainment announced today the theatrical dates for the epic two-part movie. “Attack on Titan” will be a limited theatrical event and will screen in both the U.S. and Canada. Unlike most multi-part films that average up to a year between installments, moviegoers will wait just 3 weeks between Part 1 & 2. “Attack on Titan” Part 1 hits theaters beginning September 30 with Part 2 arriving in theaters beginning October 20.

 

“Fan reaction to Attack on Titan was extremely positive at the world premiere and we’re pleased to be able to announce dates for the theatrical releases in September and October,” said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and President of FUNimation Entertainment. “Attack on Titan is a worldwide phenomenon and we are excited to bring the live action movies to not only fans of the manga and anime but also horror fans as well from across the U.S. and Canada.”

 

258568The “Attack on Titan” (“Shingeki no Kyojin” in Japanese) movies, which take their name from the original manga series, were developed in close collaboration with series’ creator Hajime Isayama and tell the story of a world where the last of humanity fights to survive against almost unstoppable, man-eating giants. With more than 50 million copies in print today, the “Attack on Titan” manga series has inspired four spin-offs as well as a 25-episode anime series, which FUNimation both simulcast and released to home video in North America.

 

As part of the announcement, FUNimation’s theatrical trailer for the movies has been released on the official movie website. Tickets for both movies will be limited and will be available for advance purchase on the website later this month.

 

For more information on “Attack on Titan” and to watch the new theatrical trailer, visit www.attackontitanthemovie.com.

 

English Cast Announcement & Sneak Peek – Sky Wizards Academy!

We have three new Broadcast Dubs hitting the FUNimation Streaming Service tonight! One of them is Sky Wizards Academy – which premieres tonight at 8:00/7:00 CT on the DubbleTalk Block! Here’s your English cast for the series, as well as a sneak peek at what’s in store for you guys in Episode 01.

 

Summary: Forced to retreat to floating cities due to an invasion of magical armored insects, humanity must now depend on Sky Wizards to battle the menace via mid-air battles. Once known as the “Black Master Swordsman,” Kanata Age is now considered a traitor and is assigned to lead an F-class of mismatched mages. Misora Whitale has all the enthusiasm to be a leader, but she’s failed 100 consecutive tests. Rico Flamel is a genius sniper, but she’s a little self-absorbed, and Lecty Eisenach is a candidate with all the ambition but zero confidence. It’s up to Kanata Age to train the troubled trio to become accomplished Sky Wizards.

 

 

CAST
Joel McDonald  Kanata Age
Tia Ballard  Misora Whitale
Megan Shipman  Lecty Eisenach
Dawn M. Bennett  Rico Flamel
CREW
Felecia Angelle  ADR Director
Jose Sandoval  ADR Engineer
Todd Chism  Asst. ADR Engineer
Phillip Jones  Asst. ADR Engineer
Greg Taylor  Asst. ADR Engineer
Monica Rial  Head Writer

 

 

English Cast Announcement & Sneak Peek – Gangsta.

We have three new Broadcast Dubs hitting the FUNimation Streaming Service tonight! A definite fan-favorite this season is Gangsta. – which premieres tonight at 9:00/8:00PM CT on the DubbleTalk Block! Here’s your English cast for the series, as well as a a sneak peek at what’s in store for you guys in Episode 01.

 

Summary: In a city filled with sin and scandal, Worick and Nicolas have made a name for themselves as men who can get the job done. As a super-powered Twilight Nic has no problem getting his hands dirty, but when the situation requires a little more charm Worick is ready to use his own unique skills to keep the situation under control. Working independently, taking jobs from both the mafia and police, these unique Handymen navigate the seedy underworld of Ergastulum in style leaving a trail of chaos behind them.

 

 

CAST
Ian Sinclair  Worick Arcangelo
Brandon Potter  Nicolas Brown
Felecia Angelle  Alex Benedetto
John Swasey  Chad Adkins
Aaron Roberts  Cody Balfour
CREW
Christopher Bevins  ADR Director
Jeremy Inman  Asst. ADR Director
Domonique French  ADR Engineer
Greg Taylor  Asst. ADR Engineer
Phillip Jones  Asst. ADR Engineer
Jared Hedges  Lead Writer