D-Frag! Digital Downloads!

D-Frag! releases next Tuesday (4/28) and hopefully you’re as excited as we are!

 

In fact, personally I’m so excited that I changed my own desktop wallpapers to rotate with some special wallpapers!

 

Which special wallpapers you may ask? Why these awesome, free D-Frag! wallpapers! Now you can have the zany action on your computer. Click the images to head to the extras page where you get the right size for your screen!

 

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Be sure to pre-order your copy of the D-Frag! Complete Series on the FUNimation shop!

 

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Synopsis:

Kenji likes to think that he and his gang of friends are the bad boys of their school. That is, until he meets the four insane girls of a game-making club whose personalities are all super weird (and a little on the violent side). When Kenji’s forced to join their little group, his life quickly takes a turn for the outrageous.

 

Soul Eater Not! English Cast Announcement

SLN_keyFeel like you need to have another semester at Death Weapon Meister Academy? We’ve got you covered with a pre-order of the next class of Soul Eater Not!

(psst… we also have a cheat sheet of the English cast… don’t tell the principal!)

 

CHARACTER – ACTOR

Tsugumi – Bryn Apprill
Anya – Alexis Tipton
Meme – Lindsay Seidel
Shaula Gorgon – Elizabeth Maxwell
Akane Hoshi – Ian Sinclair
Clay Sizemore – Bryce Papenbrook


Crew

ADR Director – Zach Bolton
Assistant ADR Director – Cris George
Script Writer – Bonny Clinkenbeard

 

Synopsis:

Get ready to meet the newest class at Death Weapon Meister Academy! Tsugumi Harudori and her outrageous friends make up the NOT class at this stylish school dedicated to training living, breathing weapons and uniting them with the Meisters who’ll wield them! Soul Eater fanatics will be psyched to meet these epic new characters – and catch up with all their favorites from the original series. Don’t miss a minute of the adventure as Tsugumi and her pals weave their own exciting tale of deadly life at DWMA!

 

You can pre-order the complete series here!

 

Check the class syllabus down below:

Announcing: Rainy Cocoa — now streaming!

Rainy CocoaSpring simulcast season is well underway (have you started watching it yet? Check out all our shows at funimation.com/spring!), but we’re excited to announce yet a new addition to the roster— Rainy Cocoa (Ame-iro Cocoa)! This is a series of anime shorts (think Hetalia) featuring several big-name Japanese male seiyuu voice actor stars. It’s a sweet tale about hot cocoa and some cool guys!

 

We’re launching the first three episodes right now at funimation.com/shows/rainy-cocoa, and new episodes will launch again at 11:30 AM every Sunday!

 

Watch them week-to-week with the rest of your simulcasts, or binge watch them in multi-episode chunks! And if you like the show, be sure to tell your friends to watch it on legal streams too— simulcast views for all shows help up determine whether an anime gets a dub or an awesome home video release!

 

Here’s a little more about the show:
Aoi Tokura is having a rough day. He’s used to being mistaken for a girl, but it’s even worse when a captivating stranger on the train calls him a creeper for staring a little too long. Aoi’s soaked by a sudden rainstorm and takes shelter at Rainy Color, a cozy café where the warmth of the staff compliments the sweet hot cocoa he’s served. When he falls into a job at the café he feels like things are finally looking up— until Keiichi Iwase, the man he couldn’t help but stare at on the train, shows up. Did this day just get worse, or better?

 

And here’s the Japanese voice cast:

 

Character              Voice Actor                   Past Roles
Aoi Tokura Hiro Shimono Syo Kurusu (Uta no Prince-sama), Akihisa Yoshii (Baka and Test)
Keiichi Iwase Hikaru Midorikawa Lancer (Fate/Zero), Heero Yuy (Gundam Wing)
Shion Koga Daisuke Hirakawa Rei Ryugazaki (Free!), Harklight (Aldnoah.Zero)
Ryota Sakurai Miyano Mamoru Rin Matsuoka (Free!), Tokiya Ichinose (Uta no Prince-sama)
Koji Amami Ryo Horikawa Vegeta (Dragon Ball Z), Heiji Hattori (Detective Conan/Case Closed)

 

Will you be watching? Let us know! And let us know if you want more shorts or bishounen anime content!

Check Out the Genetically Enhanced Second Season of FREEZING…

Sexy sci-fi hit Freezing is back for a second season! As of today, Freezing Vibration is now available uncensored on Blu-ray and DVD. We thought we’d celebrate—and tease you all –with just a few GIFs from the Genetically Enhanced Second Season!

 

Get your copy today—and don’t forget to order the FUNimation Exclusive Edition, so that you’ll receive a limited-run Freezing Vibration calendar featuring North America-exclusive art straight from the anime studio in Japan! It’s limited to 500 units and when they’re gone, they’re gone for good!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Synopsis

The pulse-pounding action continues in this thrilling second season of the eye-popping sci-fi series that Sankaku Complex calls ”seriously hot.”

Satellizer el Bridget and some of the most powerful – and desirable – Pandoras in the world are summoned to a secret base in the wilds of Alaska. These gorgeous warriors arrive primed for battle, but they soon discover the true purpose for their presence: to assist the clandestine Chevalier organization in forging a new breed of soldier – E-Pandoras! Once normal girls, these eager beauties volunteered to have their bodies genetically-enhanced in order to join the fight against the deadly alien invaders plaguing the planet. But there’s more to becoming a superhuman battle vixen than tattered uniforms and sultry slugfests. Rumors of heinous experimentation haunt the E-Pandora project, and only Satellizer and her loyal companion Kazuya can unravel the mystery before it’s too late!

 

Click here to buy your copy today!

 

New Release Tuesday – Pirates and Pandoras!

Hey folks! We’ve got a well-rounded New Release Tuesday this week featuring the pirates of One Piece and the Pandoras of Freezing Vibration! Check out what’s hitting the FUNimation Shop today:

 

 

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FREEZING VIBRATION

Freezing Season 2
 
Only 500 copies, so hurry! Includes calendar, exclusive art and more!
 

 

Synopsis

The pulse-pounding action continues in this thrilling second season of the eye-popping sci-fi series that Sankaku Complex calls ”seriously hot.”

Satellizer el Bridget and some of the most powerful – and desirable – Pandoras in the world are summoned to a secret base in the wilds of Alaska. These gorgeous warriors arrive primed for battle, but they soon discover the true purpose for their presence: to assist the clandestine Chevalier organization in forging a new breed of soldier – E-Pandoras! Once normal girls, these eager beauties volunteered to have their bodies genetically-enhanced in order to join the fight against the deadly alien invaders plaguing the planet. But there’s more to becoming a superhuman battle vixen than tattered uniforms and sultry slugfests. Rumors of heinous experimentation haunt the E-Pandora project, and only Satellizer and her loyal companion Kazuya can unravel the mystery before it’s too late!

 

 

 

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Synopsis

The tragic secrets of Robin’s past are revealed in series of heartbreaking flashbacks! Bullied because of her unique powers, young Robin’s only friends were the kindly scientists that nurtured her genius intellect while her mother searched for the answers to life’s greatest mysteries. Back in the present, Luffy races to rescue Robin from the clutches of Spandam the madman, Nami saves Sanji from a beating at the hands of a bathing beauty, and Chopper goes berserk after eating one too many Rumble Balls during his showdown with a samurai lion! Meanwhile, Franky teaches a zipper-mouthed freak a thing or two about the punching power of cola, Zoro’s swordplay is hampered by being handcuffed to Usopp, and Sanji reappears just in time to introduce his wolfish opponent to the burning power of the devil’s leg!

 

 

C2E2, it is you, it is you!

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We’re braving the wind and heading to Chi-Town for C2E2 2015 (April 24-26)!  Be sure to join us, as we’ll be bringing in some of our heavy hitters to help pump up the con. You won’t want to miss out on our panels, screenings, and events!

 

 

 

Panels

FUNimation Industry Panel – Room S402 – Saturday (4/25) | 12:30 – 1:30 PM

  • From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news and information from North America’s largest anime distributor – FUNimation

FUNimation Presents: 25 Years of Dragon Ball Z – Room S404 – Saturday (4/25) | 5:30-7:00 PM

  • Join FUNimation and Voice Actors Seán Schemmel (Goku) and Christopher Sabat (Vegeta) for a nostalgic look back at the past 25 years of Dragon Ball Z from its broadcast debut to the upcoming summer theatrical release of the the new feature film Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F.’

Lost Girl: Season 5 and Beyond – Room S404 – Sunday (4/26) | 2:45- 3:45 PM

  • We are proud to present two of the amazing Stars that help to make Prodigy Pictures’ Lost Girl airing on Syfy Channel such a Fan fae-vorite. Join us for a Panel discussion featuring Paul Amos (Vex) and Emmanuelle Vaugier (The Morrigan) for a Q&A session.

 

 

Autographs/Photo Ops

Typically, there’s a fee for autographs; however, if you buy any Dragon Ball Z or Lost Girl title at the FUNimation booth, you can receive a free autograph!

 

Dragon Ball Z Signings

  • Saturday (4/25): 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM  |   Signing Table 18
  • Additional times at FUNimation Booth | TBD

 

Lost Girl Signings

  • Friday (4/24): 3:00 – 4:30 PM  |  FUNimation Booth
  • Saturday (4/25): 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM  |  FUNimation Booth
  • Saturday (4/25): 3:00 – 4:30 PM  |  FUNimation Booth
  • Sunday (4/26): 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM  |  Signing Table 18

 

Lost Girl Photo Ops

  • Friday (4/24): 2:00 – 2:45 PM  |  Epic Photo Ops
  • Saturday (4/25): 12:00 – 12:45 PM  |  Epic Photo Ops
  • Sunday (4/26): 11:00 – 11:30 AM  |  Epic Photo Ops

 

Also, be sure to join us at the Twitch Stage on Saturday (4/25) at 3:30 – 4:15 PM for a live stream interview of the cast members of Lost Girl and Dragon Ball Z!

 

Finally, be sure to drop by the FUNimation booth to pick up some classic series as well as new titles like Freezing Vibration, D-Frag!, Noir and more! And just between us (hint, hint) you could even find some new titles available early…

 

Be sure to join us! C2E2 takes place in the South Building at McCormick Place located at 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, Illinois.

 

Noragami English Cast Announcement

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Any Yato fans out there? It’s not every day you find a delivery god this affordable! Know what else is affordable? This English cast announcement! It’s absolutely free, our gift to you. Check it out below!

 

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Yato – Jason Liebrecht
Hiyori – Bryn Apprill
Yukine – Micah Solusod
Kofuku – Alexis Tipton
Daikoku – Ian Sinclair
Rabo – Mike McFarland
Nora – Lauren Landa
Bishamon – Elizabeth Maxwell
Kazuma – Eric Vale

 

 

CREW

 

ADR Director – Mike McFarland

Script Writer – Bonny Clinkenbeard

 

Noragami will be available on July 7th. Keep an eye on our Shop for pre-order listings!

 

series synopsis:

Yato may just be a minor god now, but he’s determined to make it big and he’s got a plan. Unfortunately, things just don’t seem to be going his way. He doesn’t have a single shrine dedicated to him, his partner has just quit, and now he’s got to find a new divine weapon. Just when things look bleak, he meets a girl named Hiyori and changes her life forever.

 

 

Like the music from the trailer? It’s an original piece composed in house! We’re making it available for download for free!  Either play the music on the player below or download the MP3 file by right-clicking this link and use the “Save Link As…” option.

 

 

Title: “5 Yen”
Composition: Andrew Manson
Guitar Solo: Austin Black

009 Re:Cyborg – English Cast Announcement & Pre-order!

_入稿0718_OLThe wait is over, sci-fi anime fans— the new sci-fi action thriller anime 009 Re:Cyborg is now available for preorder— and getting an English dub! Plus, we’re announcing the release specs AND the cast announcement!

 

What’s 009 Re:Cyborg? Well, if you loved the classic cerebral sci-fi action anime like Ghost in the Shell or Akira from “the good old days”— movies that astounded you visually, throttled your adrenaline, but also made you think— 009 Re:Cyborg is definitely an extension of that tradition. The film comes to you with the cutting-edge action-packed production values of legendary studio Production I.G. (Psycho-Pass, Ghost in the Shell: Arise), plus smart, slick direction that could only come from the mind of the director of Ghost in the Shell: SAC and Eden of the East, Kenji Kamiyama.

 

The first-run release of 009 Re:Cyborg is our Limited Edition and comes with an exclusive 44-page Interview and Data booklet, packed to the brim with behind-the-scenes key points about the direction and world of the film, as well as artwork, character profiles, and a very thorough interview with the director. As anime fans, we’ve loved seeing Director Kamiyama’s take on how technology affects human interactions in our modern and increasingly globalized world, themes hugely apparent in his past works, so if you like cool sci-fi that also has meaning, 009 Re:Cyborg is a real showcase of all of that. When we say that this booklet is packed, we mean PACKED— it’s very dense and a great value add to any fans who wants to get a little more out of anime. Look out for previews of the booklet soon!

 

With that all out of the way, here’s your cast!

 

009: Joe Shimamura…………………  JASON GRIFFITH
002: Jet Link MARC DIRAISON
003: Françoise Arnoul ERIN FITZGERALD
004: Albert Heinrich DAVE B. MITCHELL
007: Great Britain JOHN WHITE
008: Pyunma MARCUS GRIFFIN
006: Chang Changku MICHAEL SORICH
005: Geronimo Jr. PATRICK SEITZ
001: Ivan Whisky STEPHANIE SHEH
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Dr. Isaac Gilmore GEORGE C. COLE
Samuel Klein KEVIN T. COLLINS
Void GREG ABBEY
Navy Man SEAN SCHEMMEL

 

STAFF

Voice Direction………………………… MICHAEL SINTERNIKLAAS…………ANTHONY TORTORICI
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Mixing DAVID RAYMER
Produced by N.Y.A.V. Post

 

 

009 Re:Cyborg is now available for preorder and releases on Blu-ray Combo Pack July 28. Stay tuned for more details, including sneak peeks at the packaging and booklet, plus the trailer!

 

 

FUNimation.com is Changing!

FUNimation has launched a new experience on the web with streamlined navigation that allows you to find what you’re looking for with fewer clicks.

 

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Designed with your needs in mind, the FUNimation.com navigation has been simplified to: STREAM, SHOP, and DISCOVER. We’ve also added a Welcome screen with engaging full-screen video to captivate first-time visitors.

 

What’s New:

 

STREAM: Start watching anime online now! Go straight to the latest simulcasts, dubbed episodes, and featured shows to start watching anime instantly.

 

SHOP: Looking for the next Blu-ray for your shelf, a T-shirt for a convention, or the perfect gift for a friend? We got you covered here in the FUNimation Shop.


DISCOVER:
Find the latest FUNimation updates, start a conversation with other fans, explore the latest simulcasts this season, or find a convention we’re attending. There’s something new to explore with every click.


Welcome Page:
A brand new Welcome page has been added for people new to FUNimation.com. This page will load the first time you visit the site. You will be directed straight to the main page upon return visits.


Video Queue:
When visiting the Stream page, logged-in users will see their video queue at the top of the page—an easy way to watch exactly what you want quickly.


Start Page:
Subscribers now have the option to choose a start page for each time they visit FUNimation.com. You can set this via your profile account settings page under Personalization. Now every time you visit FUNimation.com, it will take you directly to your start page.


Conventions Page:
Stay up to date with all the cons we’ll be attending nationwide with our new Conventions page. We hope to see you at one of these shows this year.


Search:
The search bar in the top right of every page has been upgraded with predictive text and item categorization to make it easier to find exactly what you are looking for.

 

We hope you enjoy these enhancements, and we will continue to update the site to provide the best experience possible for the best anime fans in the world!

 

You can also enhance your online anime streaming experience on FUNimation.com by subscribing to the FUNimation Streaming Service. Watch the latest anime simulcasts, English dubs, and movies online today.

Visit http://funimation.com/subscribe for more info.

New Release Tuesday – Noir is the New Black

Noir_AC_Blu-Ray_(3D MOCK)Happy New Release Tuesday! Noir is the new black, as this classic series is available on blu-ray for the first time!

 

series synopsis:

From the director of Madlax and El Cazador de la Bruja comes the first series in his trilogy of sharp-shooting vixens.

Mireille makes a living out of killing as an international assassin. Kirika is an amnesiac with uncanny speed and stealth. Under the codename Noir, these two young mistresses of semi-automatics and improvised weapons track and execute criminal syndicates across the globe as they hunt for clues to their connected pasts—but it is they who are actually being hunted. Caught in the crosshairs of a centuries-old conspiracy, the deadly beauties of Noir aim to expose the secrets of the ancient society orchestrating their lives. Will Mireille and Kirika have a future after they learn the truth about their pasts?

 

Click here to order now! Already own the series on DVD and now sure you want to double down for the HD version? Check out our comparison video below.