Conventions 2016 – Feeling the Love at Katsucon 2016

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This Valentine’s Day weekend, Justin, Tim, and Tara are heading to Maryland for Katsucon and they’re bringing the love with some tasty panels and booth deals! Check out the details below for what we have planned for this weekend:

 

 

 

PANELS

 

 

Funimation Favorites | Friday, February 12th | 6:15pm – 7:15pm | Panel Room: Live 5

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!
 

 

Funimation Peep Show (18+) | Friday, February 12th | 10:00pm – 11:30pm | Panel Room: Live 2

Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW. Watch jiggly clips and trailers from some of the hottest Funimation titles with hosts Herbie Housely (@HerbieHousely) and Cookie Stratford (@CookieStratford).  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 Online Panel | Saturday, February 13th | 5:00pm – 6:00pm | Panel Room: Live 5
Take a look at the latest in streaming anime on Funimation.com. Watch nearly endless episodes of your favorite series, both subbed and dubbed, via apps on PlayStation, Xbox, iOS, Android and more! Tweet using the hashtag #FunimationOnline for a chance to win prizes!
 

 

Funimation Industry Panel | Saturday, February 13th | 7:00pm – 8:30pm | Panel Room: Live 2

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!
 
 
 

 

 

FunimationNow LOUNGE

 

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FunimationNow Lounge | ALL WEEKEND | Room: National Harbor 11

All weekend, you’ll have the opportunity to rest yourself at the FunimationNow Lounge! You’ll be able to charge your phones, watch shows and particular screenings, and even demo the Funimation apps on the PS4, XboxOne, and the Roku. 

 

 

 

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Dimension W on Adult Swim’s Toonami Starting February 27th!

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We’re excited to announce that our new series Dimension W will  broadcast on Adult Swim’s Toonami schedule beginning Saturday, February 27, 2016.  English dub episodes of the new anime series will air during the Toonami block each Saturday night at 12:30AM Eastern. Each dub episode will be available exclusively on Adult Swim for two-weeks before it is available for streaming on Funimation.com.

 

We’re also releasing a bi-weekly Production Diary on YouTube available here which features behind-the-scenes videos on the creation of Dimension W. New simulcast Japanese subtitled episodes of the series stream at 9:00 a.m. on Saturdays at FunimationNow and the Hulu streaming services.

 

Synopsis:

In the year 2071, the world’s energy problems seem solved by a network of cross-dimensional electric-field inductors- “coils” -that extract energy from a seemingly infinite source. That source is the W dimension, a fourth plane that exists beyond the X, Y, and Z dimensions.

 

In this world, unofficial “illegal” coils harness powers that the police can’t hope to counter. Dealing with these coils is the job of coil-hating repo man Kyoma, whose run-in with the unique coil android Mira leads the two to form a reluctant partnership.

 

 

 

English Cast List

 

 

Primary Cast:

Kyoma:   Christopher R. Sabat

Albert:   Eric Vale

Mira:   Jad Saxton

Loser:  J. Michael Tatum

 

Additional Supporting Cast:

Mary:  Stephanie Young

Koorogi:   Josh Grelle

Shido:  Jeremy Schwartz

 

Crew:

ADR Director:  Zach Bolton, Colleen Clinkenbeard

ADR Engineer:   Brandon Peters

Script: Bonny Clinkenbeard

Fairy Tail Zero – English Cast Announcement!

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Episode 1 of the broadcast dub hits Funimation Streaming Service tonight at 9pm EST – head HERE to watch (and select “Zero” from the Season dropdown menu)!

 

Summary

This prequel series depicts the founding of the Fairy Tail guild. Many years ago, Mavis Vermilion was a servant on Sirius Island, mistreated by a guild master and his daughter, Zera. But Mavis stayed positive, because her mother once told her that fairies never visit people who cry about their problems. When the guild came under attack, Mavis pulled Zera from the wreckage into the forest. Seven years went by, and the powerful wizards Warrod Sequen, Precht, and Yuri Dreyer arrived on the island, seeking a powerful jade gemstone. This journey would change the course of magical history.

 

Cast

Mavis Vermillion:   Leah Clark

Yuri Dreyer:   Clifford Chapin

Warrod Sequen:   Cris George

Precht Gaebolg:  David Trosko

Zera:  Jeannie Tirado

 

Crew

ADR Director:  Tyler Walker

Assistant Director:  Aaron Dismuke

ADR Engineers:   Patrick Morphy, William Dewell, Zachary Davis

Lead Writer:   Tyler Walker

 

Pandora in the Crimson Shell Ghost Urn – English Voice Cast Announcement!

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Our next Broadcast Dub cast announcement is for a new show from a classic legendary creator—Shirow Masamune, creator of Ghost in the Shell. Check out the English cast for Pandora in the Crimson Shell Ghost Urn below, and be sure to catch the first dub episode on February 12 (tomorrow!) at 11:40 am EST.

 

 

Summary

From Shirow Masamune, the creator of Ghost in the Shell and Appleseed, comes the story of two cybernetically enhanced girls fighting to save their home. A super-powered terrorist has threatened the island of Cenancle. To fight him off, Nene Nanakorobi, a cybernetic girl-next-door, will have to team up with famous inventor Delilah Uzal and her adorably grumpy cyborg assistant, Clarion.

 

 

Cast

Nene – Megan Shipman

Clarion – Lara Woodhull

Uzal – Monica Rial

Buer -  Sonny Strait

Bunny – Leah Clark

Crew

ADR Director: Jerry Jewell

ADR Engineer: James Baker, Brian Leonard, Jose Sandoval

Lead writer: Samuel Wooley

 

Divine Gate – English Voice Cast Announcement!

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Divine Gate is one of the most talked-about shows of the winter season for a reason—and now it’s coming to you in English as part of this season’s Broadcast Dub lineup! Check out our English cast announcement for this new show from the studio that brought you Sword Art Online and Fairy Tail, debuting Friday, February 12, at 9:30am EST.

 

 

Summary

After the Divine Gate opened, our world and the worlds beyond became connected, bringing an era of chaos. To restore order, the World Council was formed and the Divine Gate fell into legend. Now, a select few have gathered to attempt to reach the Gate and remake the world. But what will they find when they open the door?

 

 

Cast

Akane – Joel McDonald

Aoto – Chris Burnett

Midori – Alexis Tipton

Arthur – J. Michael Tatum

Ariton – Clifford Chapin

K – Mikaela Krantz

Crew

ADR Director: Clifford Chapin

ADR Engineer: Nagaris Johnson, Domonique French, Jeremy Woods

Lead Writer: Monica Rial

Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash – English Voice Cast Announcement!

GRIMGAR_keyart#2Our next broadcast dub announcement show takes a familiar setup—a group of normal people stuck in a fantasy world—and puts on a fresh, unexpectedly realistic new spin. Meet the English cast adventurers of the new fantasy action show, Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash – debuting TONIGHT at 9:00 pm EST as part of the new Dubbletalk block. You can then tune in to the Dubbletalk live show on Twitch.tv/Funimation @ 9:30p EST to join the Dubbletalk crew in discussing the episode!

 

 

Summary

From A-1 Pictures, the studio behind Fairy Tail and Sword Art Online: When Haruhiro awakens, he’s in the dark surrounded by people who have no memory of where they came from or how they got there. As the darkness fades, a fantastic new world called “Grimgar” appears before them and their adventure begins—but first, they’ll have to choose their guild, class, and special abilities.

 

Cast

Haruhiro – Ricco Fajardo

Manato – Justin Briner

Yume – Jeannie Tirado

Shihoru – Sarah Wiedenheft

Moguzo – Jarrod Greene

Ranta – Orion Pitts

 

Crew

Directors: Mike McFarland and Felecia Angelle

ADR Engineers: Peter Hawkinson, Manuel Aragon

Lead Writer: Bonny Clinkenbeard

 

Assassination Classroom, Season 2 – English Voice Cast Announcement!

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Summary

Class 3E is about to begin their second semester! And while some things have changed, the class assignment is still the same: kill their teacher before the end of the year! Easier said than done since Koro Sensei’s made it clear he won’t go down without a fight. Will these students be able to take down the tentacled monster that moves at Mach 20 before he can destroy the world?

 

 

 

Cast

KORO SENSEI – Sonny Strait
TADAOMI KARASUMA – Chris Ryan
IRINA JELAVICH – Martha Harms
KARMA AKABANE – Austin Tindle
YUMA ISOGAI – Jerry Jewell
TAIGA OKAJIMA – Nick Haley
HINATA OKANO – Didi Archilla
MANAMI OKUDA – Felecia Angelle
MEG KATAOKA – Morgan Garrett
KAEDE KAYANO – Monica Rial
YUKIKO KANZAKI – Leah Clark
MASAYOSHI KIMURA – Jean-Luc Hester
HINANO KURAHASHI – Kristen McGuire
NAGISA SHIOTA – Lindsay Seidel
SOSUKE SUGAYA – Kyle Phillips
TOMOHITO SUGINO – Clifford Chapin
KOTARO TAKEBAYASHI – Scott Hinze
RYUNOSUKE CHIBA – Z. Charles Bolton
RYOMA TERASAKA – Marcus D. Stimac
RIO NAKAMURA – Apphia Yu
KIRARA HAZAMA – Terri Doty
SUMIRE HARA – Michelle Lee
RINKA HAYAMI – Jamie Marchi
YUZUKI FUWA – Kristi Kang
ITONA HORIBE – Ricco Fajardo
HIROTO MAEHARA – Chris Burnett
KOKI MIMURA – Joel McDonald
TAKUYA MURAMATSU – Eric Cherry
TOKA YADA – Michelle Rojas
TAISEI YOSHIDA – Orion Pitts
RITSU – Bryn Apprill
SHIRO – J. Michael Tatum

 

Crew

Director- Apphia Yu
ADR Engineers – James Baker, Matt Grounds, Brian Leonard
Lead script writer – J. Michael Tatum

 

How Do War Maidens Stack Up Against Goddesses?

Lord Marksman and Vanadis (available now!) features Lord Tigrevurmud Vorn and several, stunning War Maidens — each with godlike abilities!

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Motivated to take arms for different reasons, these sovereign women approach each situation with otherworldly powers yet relatable personalities…  And we noticed that some of these War Maidens reminded us of other powerful women in myth! So just for fun, we’ve matched a few of the War Maidens to comparable Greek Goddesses.

 

First up is…

 

Nike

Known as the Winged Goddess of Victory and the Goddess of Strength, Speed, and Victory. Nike would fly around battlefields rewarding victors with glory and fame.  But which of the War Maidens does she most closely resemble?

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Dagashi Kashi – English Voice Cast Announcement!

keyvisual-1-smallUp next in our broadcast dub announcement rollout is a show that’s been a surprise sweet success—and a pretty unique new anime to join our Dubbletalk block! (Thanks to everyone who voted this one in!) Meet the English voices for candy girl Hotaru and the rest of the cast of Dagashi Kashi, launching Wednesday (February 10) at 8:00p EST! Then tune in to Twitch.tv/Funimation at 9:30p EST to see the Dubbletalk crew discuss the episode, and the rest of the Dubbletalk block shows, with fans!

 

Summary:

Kokonotsu “Coconuts” Shikada dreams of becoming a famous manga artist. The only problem—he’s terrible. His real talent is selling the complex and delicious snacks in his father’s “dagashi” shop. He never thought much about the family business until the trendy, eccentric Hotaru showed up. As a lover of “dagashi,” she can’t let his talent go to waste and decides she won’t stop ‘til she’s sold him on sweets.

 

Cast

Kokonotsu Shikada – Todd Haberkorn

Hotaru Shidare – Tabitha Ray

Yo Shikada – Jeremy Inman

Saya Endo – Sara Ragsdale

To Endo – Justin Pate

 

Crew

Director – Kyle Phillips

ADR Engineers – Jeremy Woods, Domonique French

Lead Writer – Jamie Marchi

 

 

Prince of Stride: Alternative – English Voice Cast Announcement!

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The winter season of new anime is underway, and so is our new set of broadcast dubs, presenting you the latest shows, now with English dub just weeks after airing in Japan! Here’s our first new cast announcement for the season, for all you sports anime fans out there, in Prince of Stride: Alternative, an anime all about parkour + racing, streaming every Tuesday at 11:00am EST – Watch now!

 

Summary:

From MADHOUSE, the studio behind Death Note and One-Punch Man, comes a fast-paced sports anime about Stride—a mix between competitive relay races and parkour. Nana and her classmate, Takeru, are desperate to resurrect their school’s Stride Club, but if they want to recruit their wildly fast (but reckless) classmate Riku, they’ll have to catch him first.

 

 

 

 

Cast

Nana Sakurai – Natalie Hoover

Riku Yagami – Austin Tindle

Takeru Fujiwara – Ricco Fajardo

Heath Hasekura – Jason Liebrecht

Hozumi Kohinata – Clifford Chapin

Ayumu Kadowaki – Micah Solusod

Mr. Dan – J. Michael Tatum

Kyosuke Kuga – Ivan Jasso

Tomoe Yagami – Todd Haberkorn

Reiji Suwa – Justin Briner

 

Crew

Director: Caitlin Glass

ADR Engineers: Domonique French, Matt Grounds

Lead Writer: Monica Rial