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

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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

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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

 

English Cast Announcement & Sneak Peek – Prison School!

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Summary: Hachimitsu Academy, a prestigious, historically all-girls school, has finally become co-ed. Average teen, Kiyoshi, is one of five boys to enroll. What he doesn’t know is that the school is clandestinely ruled by an Underground Student Council of ruthless, cruel, totally hot female students! And when the boys get caught peeping, they’re sent to the school’s prison, which is run by the brutally seductive warden, who also happens to be the VP of the Underground Student Council. After the boys are forced endure manual labor, whips, and chains, they’ll be left wishing they were locked up with actual criminals!

 

CAST
Austin Tindle  Kiyoshi
Eric Vale  Gakuto
Sonny Strait  Andre
Chris Bevins  Joe
Clifford Chapin  Shingo
Tia Ballard  Mari
Whitney Rodgers  Meiko
Alexis Tipton  Hana
Kristen McGuire  Chiyo
Smokey DeLange  Chairman
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CREW
Sonny Strait  ADR Director
Jeremy Woods  Lead ADR Engineer
Patrick Morphy  Additional ADR Engineer

 

 

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ Races Into All-Time Anime Top Ten List As Box Office Surges To $5.97 Million

Takes #9 Position on List of Highest Grossing Anime Films In Record Time

FLOWER MOUND, Texas, Aug. 10, 2015  – FUNimation® Entertainment announced its limited event-style theatrical release of the anime film “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’” has surged to  $5.97M in box office gross since opening last Tuesday. For the 3 day weekend total, the film brought in $1.81 Million, bringing its total North American gross to a staggering $5.97 Million. With Saturday’s result, “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’” became the first independent film to make the Top 10 list of highest grossing anime films domestically.

“It’s a great film that loyal DBZ fans, and fans of anime, have helped push into the record books in just 6 days,” said Michael DuBoise, EVP and COO of FUNimation. “Great word of mouth, extremely positive reviews, plus a film that appeals to core fans and is creating new fans, have led to sold-out shows, repeat viewings, and additional theaters being added through Wednesday.”

“Based on the unprecedented success of Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F,’ hundreds of theater locations are being added this week to meet demand,” said David Wengrod, VP of Theatrical Distribution for FUNimation. “Don’t miss out on your chance to see this record-breaking movie, as it will be ending its theatrical run this week.”

“Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’” continues its run in both the U.S. and Canada thru Wednesday, August 12.

Allô, Montreal! We’re heading to Otakuthon 2015!

 

After spending last weekend in the Texas heat, we’re ready to keep cool with some Tim Hortons in Montreal, Canada at  Otakuthon 2015 this weekend!  Join us at the Palais des congrès de Montréal for Quebec’s largest festival celebrating Japanese anime, manga, gaming, and pop culture!

This fan-run, bilingual anime convention will also host a few firsts for us! We’ll have the Canadian premiere for the English Dub of Selector Infected Wixoss, as well as the Canadian premiere and discussion for Snow White with the Red Hair! Not to mention the FUNimation Peep Show is getting rowdy in Canada for the very first time! Check out everything below:

 

PANELS

  • FUNimation Favorites | Friday | Panel 512CDGH – 3:30pm
  • FUNimation Peep Show | Friday |Panel 512CDGH – 11:00 pm
  • FUNimation Industry Panel |  Saturday | Panel 512ABEF -12:00pm

 

PREMIERES

  • Selector Infected Wixoss | Saturday | Screening Room 520 –  12:30pm
  • Snow White with the Red Hair (plus discussion) | Saturday | Screening Room  520 – 2:00pm
*Please note that the schedule for Otakuthon is still tentative! Be sure to double-check the final schedule!

 

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…And of course you can swing by the FUNimation booth and get stocked up on all of the latest (and classic) releases! PLUS! Get a free FUNimation lanyard with every purchase!