New Wallpapers for A Certain Magical Index + A Certain Scientific Railgun!

As part of our five straight months of brand new Raildex releases (that’s A Certain Magical Index + A Certain Scientific Railgun), we’re celebrating the newest addition, A Certain Magical Index II Part 2, out next week on Blu-ray/DVD Combo! This installment covers the Academy City’s first all-out war between Magic and Science, with unexpected team-ups of Touma, Misaka, and the deadly friend-or-foe Accelerator.

 

To commemorate, we’re dropping four more lovely desktop wallpapers to add a little more Academy City to your computer. Get the stars of this arc, the lovely ladies of the Raildex franchise, or a little totally-not-a-date action between Misaka and Touma.

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What’s up next in our slate of Index/Railgun releases? After Index II Part 2, we’ve got three down, two to go. Remember, all these releases are on Blu-ray/DVD combo, with new releases of Index Season 1 and Railgun Season 1 in HD for the first time!

 

 

 

Cowboy Bebop Jam Sessions: Marathon Party Ideas

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With Cowboy Bebop finally coming to Blu-ray on December 16, we expect more than a few of you will be gathering with friends to watch the classic sci-fi western in glorious high definition. We thought we would share a few ideas for anyone throwing their own #BebopJam Session at home!

 

 

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1)     Ein papercraft!

 

Okay, technically these could be any Pembroke Welsh Corgi, but we found a great and free

printable papercraft project to puttogether your own adorable hyper-intelligent pup. Use them

for décor or as an activity for your guests, if they can take their eyes off the screen at all!

 

 

 

 

 

…..Click here to start folding! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2)     Colorful refreshments!

 

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Beverages are fun to theme after characters. For example, if you wanted something inspired by

Faye’s classic yellow and red attire, you might offer lemonade garnished with raspberries…or, if

your crew is over 21, you might consider more adult options.

 

 

 

 

 

…………….Click here to start mixing!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green Peppers and Beef.jpg3)     Snacks!

 

Snacks, of course, are key to any party. And no Cowboy #BebopJam Session would be complete

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without Bell Peppers and Beef…with or without beef.

Here’s a particularly creative take on the dish. 

 

 

 

 

 

…………Click here to start cooking! 

 
 
 
 
Artwork: Tom Gordon

 

 

These are just a few ideas to get you started—share your own Jam Session party ideas or any other Cowboy Bebop love on your favorite social media site using the hashtag #BebopJam, then visit funimation.com/bebopjam to see how everyone is celebrating.

 

And don’t forget to preorder your copy of Cowboy Bebop on Blu-ray, too! Click here!

 

 

Complete Your Collections – Dragon Ball Z & Ghost in the Shell – New Release Tuesday

This week’s New Release Tuesday is pretty special because we’re serving up a double helping of collection-completing releases!  Bring home the final piece for TWO great series, today!

 

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Dragon Ball Z – Season 9

 

Available now on Blu-ray! – CLICK HERE

 

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Majin Buu’s spree of terror continues, and his ruthlessness knows no bounds! In his quest to eliminate the remaining Z-Fighters, Buu has cut a path of destruction across the face of the Earth, leaving a trail of devastation so utterly complete that it may even be beyond the power of the Dragon Balls to repair…

With their efforts to stop Majin Buu quickly proving futile, the Z-Fighters have but one remaining hope against this seemingly invincible foe – the Fusion Technique! But for this desperate plan to succeed, Goku will have to join forces with his oldest rival, Vegeta! Can the combined efforts of these two mighty Saiyan warriors put a stop to Majin Buu once and for all? The final battle for the fate of the universe begins!

 

 

 

 

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Ghost in the Shell: Arise

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Get the final OVA, available now on Blu-ray! – CLICK HERE

 

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A staple in anime’s popularity in North America, Ghost in the Shell elevated “cyberpunk” to a whole new level. Ghost in the Shell: Arise takes it one step further with a brand new story and breathtaking visual effects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrate Cowboy Bebop on Blu-ray With Us — Join the #BebopJam Session!

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Okay, 3, 2, 1… Let’s jam! Cowboy Bebop is finally coming to Blu-ray in North America, and we want you to celebrate with us!

 

For the next two weeks, we’re going to be running a very special Cowboy Bebop Jam Session, showcasing fans like you—and us–sharing why Cowboy Bebop means so much and how we’re going to celebrate the new release.

 

To join us, just post your Cowboy Bebop thoughts to your favorite social site using the hashtag #BebopJam. You can see everyone’s posts at http://funimation.com/bebopjam, and we’ll be sharing our own as well—starting with this video in which FUNimation staff members explaining Why We Love Cowboy Bebop:

 

 

 

We’ll be spotlighting our favorites over the next couple of weeks, and we’ll ALSO be sharing them with famed Cowboy Bebop director Shinichirō Watanabe and the rest of the Cowboy Bebop team in Japan — so bring your A-game, bounty hunters! And don’t forget to pick up your copy of Cowboy Bebop!

 

Win In Search of the Lost Future Merchandise – Straight From Japan!

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Time travel, artificial intelligence, and quantum mechanics, Turing Tests and Schrodinger’s Cat — everything you’d expect from a “totally normal high school romance anime” right? Only this one comes packed with real dramatic twists, turns and a healthy heaping of sci-fi. If you haven’t already, you have to check out In Search of the Lost Future (Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete) in our Fall Simulcast. Things are getting crazy.

 

Plus, we’re amping things up even further, by giving you a chance to win merchandise straight from Japan! Five lucky winners will receive an In Search of the Lost Future clear file, only available in Japan.

(What’s a clear file? It’s a slightly translucent folder that’s a very popular stationery item in Japan, and many anime fans buy ones emblazoned with anime artwork — some people display them like posters, too!)

 

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Winning one is easy, just comment below with an answer to our contest question for a chance to win!

 

Question: In “In Search of the Lost Future,” a mysterious girl is sent from scientists in the future to prevent a recurring tragedy that keeps happening, over and over, in every version of the past. If you could time travel– only to the past, and during your lifetime–when would you go? What would you do?

 

We’re giving you 5 ways to enter, across all of our social media channels, just to make sure anyone can enter:

 

 

We’ll choose our favorite entries from each site to receive a clear file!

 

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A series of increasingly strange events have been reported at Uchihama Academy’s soon-to-be-replaced aging school building. When the student council grows concerned about the spectral encounters, puzzling sleep disorders, and bizarre mishaps, they enlist the aid of the Astronomy Club to crack the case before it’s too late. One evening after school, club member Sou Akiyama is rocked by a sudden earthquake – and an encounter with a beautiful and mysterious naked girl who appears to know him even though he has no recollection of ever meeting her. The next day, the very same girl arrives at his school as a transfer student who’s interested in joining the Astronomy Club. In the blink of an eye, Sou’s fate – along with the fates of all the girls in his club – begin to change in very dramatic and mysterious ways.

 

Click HERE for full contest rules!

 

December is Movie Month on Toonami!

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It’s officially December, and Toonami is kicking off their month of movies! So, grab your friends, family, or the neighbor’s dog and crowd around the TV cause it’s time to watch some movies!

 

This Saturday you’ll be able to watch Hellsing Ultimate IX and Summer Wars. Check out the listing below to see what’s playing the following weeks.

 

 

December 6th: Hellsing Ultimate 9 and Summer Wars
December 13th: Hellsing Ultimate 10 and Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos
December 20th: Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan and Akira
December 27th: Evangelion 1.11 and Evangelion 2.22

 

If you’ve never seen Summer Wars and Hellsing Ultimate before, check out the trailers below!

 

 

And, if you enjoyed Summer Wars, be sure to also check out Wolf Children, the award-winning masterpiece anime film from the same director–Mamoru Hosoda!

 

 

December’s Subscriber Exclusives – Bebop, One Piece, and More!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Holiday festivities, blow-out sales and anime… lots and lots of anime.  So in the spirit of the season, here’s the big list of episodes that will be available for subscribers to watch on FUNimation.com this month!

 

December’s FUNimation Subscriber Exclusives:

 

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December 2nd: Complete Season

 

Explore the galaxy in this undeniably hip series that inspired a generation – and redefined anime as an indisputable art form. The Bebop crew is just trying to make a buck, and they’re the most entertaining gang of bounty hunters in the year 2071.

 

Click here to watch!

 

 

 

 

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A Certain Magical Index - Season 2

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December 2nd: Complete Season

 

Toma and Index are back in an action-packed season that brings back the characters you love while introducing a host of new spell-wielding allies and enemies. Protecting Index has never been easy, but when several groups begin to fight over sacred magical relics, keeping the nun safe becomes downright impossible in the city where science and the supernatural go hand-in-hand.

 

Click here to watch!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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One Piece - Season 6

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December 9th: Episodes 361 – 372

 

Monkey D. Luffy is a boy with big dreams. This daring rubber-man refuses to let anyone or anything stand in the way of his quest to become king of all pirates. With a course charted for the treacherous waters of the Grand Line, Luffy strikes out in search of a crew – and a boat. Along the way he’ll do battle with scallywag clowns, fishy foes, and an entire fleet of marines eager to see him walk the plank. The stakes are high, but with each adventure, Luffy adds a new friend to his gang of Straw Hat Pirates! Like his hero Gold Roger, this is one captain who’ll never drop anchor until he’s claimed the greatest treasure on Earth – the Legendary One Piece!

 

Click here to watch!  -  Choose ‘Season 6’ on the episode menu bar to go directly to episode #361 

 

 

 

 

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December 16th: Complete Series

 

Rena and her twin brother Shugo enter The World, a massive online RPG. Playing as the limited edition characters Kite and Black Rose, the siblings encounter powerful monsters capable of sending players into real world comas. To save themselves – and The World – Shugo and Rena must unlock the secrets of the mysterious twilight bracelet before it’s too late!Rena and her twin brother Shugo enter The World, a massive online RPG. Playing as the limited edition characters Kite and Black Rose, the siblings encounter powerful monsters capable of sending players into real world comas. To save themselves – and The World – Shugo and Rena must unlock the secrets of the mysterious twilight bracelet before it’s too late!

 

Click here to watch!  

 

 

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December 23rd: Complete series

 

From the studio behind Aquarion EVOL comes a supernatural fantasy featuring otherworldly battles and forgotten promises. Tokyo Ravens is the story of an ordinary high school boy from a not-so-ordinary family. Hautora was born into an ancient clan of onmyouji known for their mastery of all things occult. Unfortunately, he didn’t inherit the magical ability to see spirit energy, so he was doomed to live a normal life. At least, that is, until a mysterious girl from Harutora’s past returns to alter the course of his future!

 

Click here to watch!  

 

 

 

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December 30th: Complete Series

 

Zombie-obsessed Furuya is making a potion to reanimate his dead cat when he meets Rea. She’s about as miserable as a girl can get, thanks to her creepy, domineering father. When the pain becomes too much, she tries to commit suicide with a sip of Furuya’s weird elixir. The potion doesn’t kill her – but it does turn her into a zombie after she falls from a cliff.

Now that Rea’s undead and ready to finally live, she hides out with Furuya, who’s always dreamed of having a zombie girlfriend. Their one-of-a-kind relationship comes with some challenges, like the fact that Rea is decomposing. Even worse, her freak-show dad is dangerously determined to get her back under his control. As Furuya fights to keep his ghoulfriend safe, Rea finds the secret to resurrecting her happiness: Live like you’re dying – even if you’re already dead.

 

Click here to watch!  

 

 

 

Not a subscriber yet? To watch these, and other new titles added each month, sign up for the FUNimation Subscription Service today!

Watch the latest anime series & thousands of other titles, and get full access to…

 

      • Largest selection of English dubs online
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Visit FUNimation.com/subscribe for more info and a special holiday offer! 

 

 

Vote for Your Top 10 FUNimation Fan Favorite Releases for 2014

2014 is coming to a close, and we’re waxing nostalgic about all the great releases we’ve had on home video this past year. So, we want to hear from you, the fans, about which FUNimation titles were your favorites in 2014.

 

Take a look at the quick survey below and put your top 10 FUNimation home video releases for 2014 in order with #1 being your highest ranked.

 

Missed out on some of these releases? Be sure to take a peek at our sale and pick some of these up at a super discounted price! Click here to shop the sale.

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New Release Tuesday – Let the Grand Magic Games Begin!

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One series is getting all of the love in this week’s New Release Tuesday: Fairy Tail!

 

The Blu-ray/DVD combo for Fairy Tail Part 14 is available today in the FUNimation Shop! So while you’re stocking up on holiday gifts for friends and loved ones, why not treat yourself as well?

 

 

Click here to buy Fairy Tail Part 14!

 

 

 

 

 

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The Grand Magic Games is a yearly competition that pits guild against guild in a weeklong battle for the honor of being called the most powerful wizards in the Fiore Kingdom. Fairy Tail may have come in last place for the past seven tournaments, but now that all their strongest members are back in action—and leveled-up—they’re determined to take the number one spot and rebuild their reputation! Winning the games won’t be easy, though, as Natsu and his selected teammates are forced to navigate enchanted labyrinths, battle wizard saints, and go head-to-head with a host of familiar faces. But with more than one guild targeting Fairy Tail before the competition even begins, the guildmates will be lucky if they even make it out of the opening ceremonies alive.

The guilds are ready to rumble!

 

 

GARO THE ANIMATION Tag a Friend Contest

garoAre you watching GARO THE ANIMATION? Well, you should be! Creatures of the night take over human bodies to consume flesh and only the legendary Makai Knights can destroy them. What’s not to love? Plus, stunning visuals and top-notch action make this series one of the hottest shows of the season!

 

GARO THE ANIMATION is definitely a series that you will want to share with your friends, and that’s exactly what we want you to do! From now until December 9th, you’ll have a few ways to enter and score this GARO THE ANIMATION poster (pictured right) for you and a friend.

 

HOW TO ENTER:

1) Find the designated contest thread on our official Facebook page and tag a friend that you think would like the series in the comments of the post.

2) Tweet our @FUNimation Twitter account and tag a friend that you think would like the series using the hashtag #GAROPosterContest. (You will need to make sure you are following our official account so we can private message you if you win).

 

We’ll pick two random winners (one from Facebook and one from Twitter) to receive two GARO THE ANIMATION posters (one for themselves and one for the friend they tagged!)

 

EXTRA BONUS:

We’re giving away one extra poster! Just comment on this blog post and tell us why you think your friends would like this series.

 

Click here for complete contest rules and details.

 

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The King’s close advisor implemented a large-scale witch-hunt. The tragic victims of this hunt were not witches, however, but Makai Knights and Makai Priests. One Makai Priestess gave birth to a child while being burned at the stake. That child carried the bloodlines of the Golden Knight. Although he was saved by his father, a Makai Knight himself, the newborn, León Luís, suffered greatly from the unjust death of his mother. And so he vowed to learn the ways of a Makai Knight from his father, Germán Luís, and use his training to seek revenge. During his battles against the demons known as “Horrors,” León must gradually approach reality and accept the truth.

 

Meanwhile, the powerful former adviser to the King, Mendoza, banished Prince Alfonso and his mother while the king was bedridden. Eager to reclaim his kingdom and save his people, Alfonso embarks on a quest to find the legendary Knight – but destiny holds a twist of fate in store for him.

 

Together, León and Alfonso begin long and difficult journey filled with many hardships.

 

You can catch new episodes of GARO THE ANIMATION every Friday at 12:23pm ET. Click here to watch episodes now, and check out the video below for a clip from the show!