FUNKO TO LAUNCH DRAGON BALL Z AND BLACK BUTLER POP! VINYL SERIES

New line of Dragon Ball Z and Black Butler Pop! Vinyl Figures available at stores nationwide in summer 2014.

 

EVERETT, WA – June 16, 2014– Funko is excited to announce a new line of Dragon Ball Z and Black Butler Pop! Vinyl Figures.

 

These series will include some of the most popular characters from Dragon Ball z and Black Butler.  Each super stylized figure will stand 3.75” tall and come in a window display box. Pop! Vinyl Figures are Ages 5+.

 


Dragon Ball Z Pop! Vinyl Series

· Super Saiyan Goku

· Final Form Cell

· Vegeta

· Piccolo

· Final Form Frieza

 

The Dragon Ball Z Pop! Vinyl series will be available in August nationwide in stores at Hot Topic, specialty toy retailers, and online at EntertainmentEarth.com and Amazon.com.

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Red Data Girl Contest: Welcome to Houjou Academy

Congratulations on your acceptance to Houjou Academy, an exclusive school for students with supernatural powers. You and your classmates will study side-by-side and compete for World Heritage status, which grants you power and influence among all those involved with the supernatural. But first, let’s learn a little bit more about you, dear student.

 

What kind of spiritual power do you possess? Do you have spirit summoning powers of onmyouji? The shapeshifting abilities of tengu? Or maybe the exorcising abilities of the miko, or mountain monk?

 

Contest Details:

 

Three Ways to Enter:

 

1) Facebook:

- Comment on the contest thread on Facebook with your answer to the question

- Get a second entry by sharing the contest post to your feed

2) Twitter:

- Tweet your answer to the question using the hashtag #RedDataGirlContest and this url: http://funi.to/1i1PLHF

- Get a second entry by retweeting the original contest tweet

3) Blog:

- Comment on this blog entry with your answer to the question

 

Need a little help with your answer? Here’s an after school mysticism lesson from Red Data Girl.

 


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Friday the 13th – Kamijou Edition

It’s Friday the 13th! Anime has its share of characters that are down on their luck, but none really experience such misfortune as Kamijou Touma, protagonist of A Certain Magical Index. (You can catch his latest adventures in A Certain Scientific Railgun S parts 1 & 2, up for pre-order now, or in A Certain Magical Index II, streaming on FUNimation.com!)

 

Kamijou, as fans of the Index and Railgun series know, possesses a special ability called the Imagine Breaker, a power in his right hand that nullifies any supernatural forces, from esper abilities to magic. Although he has no esper or magical ability of his own, just raising his right hand can stop 5000 degree sorcery flames, psychic electric shocks, protective religious magic, and even (supposedly) the power of God himself. Yes, divine power is not immune to Kamijou’s ability, which also means that just by existing, Kamijou nullifies the unseen forces of fortune around him—meaning that he naturally has rotten luck, to the point that calling it out is basically his catchphrase.

 

As a result, he’s always low on food and money, gets bad grades, ends up followed around by troublesome (and violent) girls who want to fight and/or bite him, and generally ends up dragged into huge-scaled scientific and magical conflicts that really shouldn’t affect an otherwise ordinary guy like him (which inevitably almost always result in him being hospitalized). It could be said that the entire story of A Certain Magical Index is one of Kamijou’s terrible luck!

 

So, what do you think? Would you say that Kamijou is the unlucky?

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FUNimation Entertainment announces LA Red Carpet Premiere of “Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods”

Starring the voices of Sean Schemmel and Chris Sabat on Thursday July 3, 2014 at Regal LA Live Stadium

 

FLOWER MOUND, TX- (6/11/14) FUNimation Entertainment announced that its animated feature film “Dragon Ball Z : Battle of Gods”, will be presented at a red carpet premiere at the Regal LA Live Stadium 14 Theaters in Los Angeles, CA on Thursday July 3, 2014. The red carpet will begin at 8:00pm followed by the screening at 9:00pm.

 

It will be a night of entertainment for fans of the popular Dragon Ball Z franchise featuring an opportunity to walk the carpet alongside US voice cast including Sean Schemmel and Chris Sabat and Producer, Justin Cook. Stunning animation and epic new villains highlight this first new Dragon Ball feature film in over seventeen years!

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Space Dandy – Big News in Space, Baby! (Rebroadcast)

Season 2 of Space Dandy hits Adult Swim on July 5, 2014! Now’s your chance to join in on the excitement from Japan and check out the English rebroadcast of last week’s “Space Dandy” Big News In Space, Baby! Announcement. Join hosts Yurin (voice of Honey) and Uki Satake (voice of QT), as they set the stage for our team of degenerate alien hunters! Guest staring Junichi Suwabe (voice of Dandy).

 

Rebroadcast begins tomorrow (June 12th) at 10pm ET.

 

 

Click this link tomorrow to check out the broadcast live stream, baby! http://live.b-ch.com/dandy_en

 

Ask Ping Pong Director Masaaki Yuasa Your Questions

Otaku USA Magazine recently posted an interview with Ping Pong director Masaaki Yuasa to get a little insight on how his unique mind works. The interview discusses some of his work on The Tatami Galaxy and the currently streaming Ping Pong – The Animation. Click here to read the interview.

 

If you are unfamiliar with Masaaki Yuasa’s work, he is well known for his unusual free form style. Having worked in varying capacities on shows like Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine, Michiko & Hatchin, Samurai Champloo, Kick-Heart, and most recently–Ping Pong – The Animation, Yuasa even guest directed an upcoming episode of the popular TV show Adventure Time! His episode, “Food Chain,” is set to air on June 12th. Click here to read more about this episode of Adventure Time.

 

We know it’s not often that you can pick the brain of a famous director, especially one as talented as Masaaki Yuasa, so here’s your chance! Submit your questions for Masaaki Yuasa in the comments below, on the designated thread on Facebook, or tweet us @FUNimation with the hashtag #PingPongQA. We will select a few to translate and send to Masaaki Yuasa to answer. Questions and Answers will be posted later with credit to the fan who asked the question.

 

You have from now until Monday, June 16th to submit your questions!

 

Ping Pong – the Animation streams Thursdays at 12:50pm ET on http://funimation.com/ping-pong.

New Release Tuesday – Date A Live and Karneval

Happy New Release Tuesday, everyone! We’ve got two stellar releases for you today: Date A Live and Karneval.

 

First up, let’s take a look at Date A Live!

 

series synopsis:

 

Alien vixens make a splash in the interplanetary dating pool in this sci-fi rom-com from the director of Jormungand and the studio behind Cat Planet Cuties!

In a world devastated by mysterious spatial quakes, Shido isn’t what you’d expect in a hero. He’s an average Joe who gets bossed around by his adorable little sister and mocked by the popular girls at his school. You’d definitely pick him last for dodge ball, but when it comes to saving the planet from imminent destruction, Shido’s got one thing going for him: intergalactic hotties can’t keep their hands off him! When the secret to stopping the spatial quakes turns out to be romancing the extraterrestrial Spirits responsible for all the chaos, Shido the loveable loser becomes the hero of all humanity. For every Spirit he makes out with, mankind breathes a little bit easier. Kiss the girls – save the world. That name of the game is driving the space babes crazy, and nobody does it better than Shido!

 

 

Click here to get your copy of Date A Live today!

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Kickstart the Next Level of Immersive Gaming!

Hey Gamers! Check out the KOR-FX Gaming Vest: 4DFX Haptic Feedback System from our sister company Immerz. Get environmental feedback from your game! KOR-FX uses cutting-edge tech that lets you feel every movement, bullet, and explosion. 

 

 

What is KOR-FX?

The KOR-FX Gaming Vest uses award-winning 4DFX technology that transforms the audio coming from your games or media into pinpointed high-definition haptic (tactile) feedback.

 

 

 

 
With its innovative technology, you can feel your enemy’s vehicles approaching, or detect which direction a sniper is firing from. It’s the kind of leg up that can take your competitive gameplay to the next level. Playing Counter-Strike: Source, Call of Duty, or Arma 3 with KOR-FX is a bit like the first time you watched television in HD–it brings the realism to a level you didn’t know existed. the next level of immersive gaming has arrived.

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FUNimation Aquires TOKYO GHOUL

Flower Mound, TX – (06/07/14) – FUNimation Entertainment® announced today that it has acquired the simulcast and home video rights to the complete anime series, Tokyo Ghoul.  Based on the manga series by Sui Ishida from Studio Pierrot – the studio that brought you Bleach and Yu Yu Hakusho – the series is directed by Shuhei Morita who received an Oscar-nomination at the 86th Academy Awards for his short film, Possessions.

 

The title will simulcast in July on FUNimation.com.

 

Synopsis:

 

In modern day Tokyo, society lives in fear of Ghouls: mysterious creatures that look exactly like humans, yet hunger insatiably for their flesh. None of this matters to Ken Kaneki, a bookish and ordinary young man, until a dark and violent encounter turns him into the first ever Ghoul-human half-breed. Trapped between two worlds, Ken must survive the violent conflicts of warring Ghoul factions while attempting to learn more about Ghoul society, his newfound powers, and the fine line between man and monster.

 

The Japanese Voice Cast includes Natsuki Hanae as Ken Kaneki (also known for Shouma Amaku, Daimidaler), Sora Amamiya as Touka Kirishima (also known for Honoka Mitsui, The Irregular at Magic High School), Kana Hanazawa as Rize Kamishiro (also known for Akane Tsunemori, Psycho-Pass and Shiro, Deadman Wonderland), Mamoru Miyano as Shu Tsukiyama (also known for Light Yagami, Death Note and Okabe Rintarou, Steins;Gate), and Katsuyuki Konishi as Kotaro Amon (also known for Kamina, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann).

 

 

About FUNimation® Entertainment:

FUNimation® Entertainment is the leading anime company in North America. FUNimation has a proven formula for launching and advancing brands. They manage a full spectrum of rights for most of their brands including broadcasting, licensing, production, internet, and home video sales and distribution. For more information about FUNimation® Entertainment and its brands, visit www.funimation.com.

 

FUNimation acquires rights to Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist

FUNimation Entertainment announced today, that they have acquired the home video and digital distribution rights to the recently released, hit web series Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist. While FUNimation will be handling distribution in the United States and Canada through their Giant Ape live action label, they are working with international distributors Manga Entertainment and Madman Entertainment, who will be distributing Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist in the United Kingdom and Australia, respectively.

 

Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist was released as a 12 episode web series by Machinima, the number-one global video entertainment network for young males, on May 23, 2014. Since its release, the series has received millions of views, along with praise from entertainment and games media alike. FUNimation Entertainment will be releasing Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist as a 143 minute, feature-length film – which will contain 13 minutes of exclusive bonus footage not seen in the web series. Fans can also look forward to receiving loads of extra features; including behind-the-scenes clips, interviews with the cast and crew, deleted scenes, and much more.

 

Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist is slated to hit retail in Fall 2014. If you haven’t checked the series out yet, head on over to Machinima’s YouTube page: