BlazBlue: Alter Memory Cast Announcement

Are you a fan of video games? So, you know when there’s an anime adaptation of one of your favorite games that the first thing you want to know is “Did they get the game cast for the anime?”

 

Well good news, everyone! We were able to get the majority of the BlazBlue cast back to reprise their roles for BlazBlue: Alter Memory. Plus, Patrick Seitz (the voice of Ragna) is the ADR Director!

 

blazblueCHARACTER – ACTOR

RAGNA THE BLOODEDGE – Patrick Seitz
JIN KISARAGI – David Vincent
NOEL VERMILLION – Cristina Vee
RACHEL ALUCARD – Mela Lee
HAZAMA – Doug Erholtz
HAKUMEN – David Vincent
BANG SHISHIGAMI – Steve Kramer
LITCHI FAYE-LING – Lauren Landa
ARAKUNE – Spike Spencer
CARL CLOVER – Michelle Ruff
RELIUS CLOVER – Travis Willingham
NU-13 – Cristina Vee
LAMBDA-11 – Cristina Vee
JUBEI – Kirk Thornton
KOKONOE – Julie Ann Taylor
TSUBAKI YAYOI – Julie Ann Taylor
MAKOTO NANAYA – Cindy Robinson
PLATINUM THE TRINITY – Alexis Tipton
VALKENHAYN R. HELLSING – Doug Stone
GII – Cindy Robinson
NAGO – Ethan Murray
THE IMPERATOR – Kate Davis
TAKAMAGAHARA – Geoffrey Chalmers, Bryce Papenbrook, Wendee Lee

 

CREW

ADR Director – Patrick Seitz
Assistant ADR Director – Kirsten Perotti
Lead Engineer – Phil Brewster

 

Click here to order your copy now, available on June 30th on Blu-ray/DVD Combo.

 

series synopsis:

Catch all your favorite BlazBlue characters in action in this thrilling anime based on the popular fighting game franchise!

Long ago, an insidious black beast sought to obliterate the human race, but the monster was defeated by a valiant Band of Heroes wielding the power of Ars Magus: a potent combo of magic and technology. Now, a roguish outlaw known as Ragna the Bloodedge seeks to wreak havoc upon the Librarium, a clandestine organization that governs Ars Magus. Armed with the mighty Azure Grimoire, Ragna quickly becomes the target of vigilantes, scientists, vampires, and Librarium foot soldiers. As he spirals toward a violent showdown with the maniacal Hazama, Ragna will discover just how closely his fate is tied to the future of our world!

Discover the story behind gaming’s deadliest moves in this series from the animation studio behind the BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasm cutscenes!

Something Special is Coming for Soul Eater Superfans

Soul_Eater_Yearbook_Cover FrontIn 2010, we began releasing Soul Eater. It turns out that more than a few of you enjoyed the Cool-with-a-capital-C class of the Death Weapon Meister Academy.

 

Recently, our team realized that in spite of how popular Soul Eater is and has always been, the show has never received any kind of specialty packaging. As you are probably guessing at this very moment…we’ve decided to change that.

 

On June 30, 2015—the same day that prequel series Soul Eater Not! goes on sale –we will release Soul Eater in a Blu-ray Premium Edition, exclusively for the series’ superfans. This special release consists of:

 

- Soul Eater The Complete Series on Blu-ray (51 episode + 80 minutes of on-disc extras)
- A hard-bound Soul Eater “yearbook” featuring 64 pages of glossy, full-color art
- And yes, there are pages where you can have friends—or perhaps your favorite Soul Eater voice actors –sign messages!

 

This release is not a retailer exclusive, but we are printing a very limited quantity, so we strongly recommend that you preorder it now! Click here.

 

And don’t forget to buy Soul Eater Not!—the prequel to Soul Eater featuring back stories for some of your favorite characters, and some new classmates we know you’ll love! Click here.

 

FUNIMATION ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES DISTRIBUTION OF DRAGON BALL Z: RESURRECTION ‘F’

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World Premiere April 11, 2015 at Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles, CA

 

It’s the news fans have been waiting for! FUNimation Entertainment is proud to announce its distribution of the theatrical, home entertainment, video on demand and broadcast rights to the upcoming Japanese animated feature film Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’.

 

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ represents the nineteenth feature film in the Dragon Ball series. Series creator Akira Toriyama was directly involved in the film’s production, just as he was in the highly successful Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods. The English dub of the new film will be released in theaters across North America in Summer 2015.

 

However, fans of the franchise may not have to wait until summer to get a look at the film! FUNimation Entertainment has teamed up with 20th Century FOX & Toei Animation to host the world premiere of Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ (in Japanese w/ English subtitles) at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on Saturday, April 11. So, if you’re in the Los Angeles area you can be among the first in the world to see Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’. A limited amount of tickets to the premiere will be available to fans and the general public beginning today at dragonballz.com.

 

For more information on Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’, and to purchase tickets to the world premiere, please visit dragonballz.com. Tickets are extremely limited.

 

To stay up to date on the latest information about Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ be sure to like us on Facebook at facebook.com/dragonballz & facebook.com/funimation , and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/funimation.

 

English Cast Announcement for Yona of the Dawn

More Phase II Broadcast Dub cast announcements! Today we have the English cast of Yona of the Dawn. The Broadcast Dub will premiere on Tuesday, March 17th at 11am ET. We’ll be starting with Season 2 first since that’s the most current season. But, don’t worry! We’re working on Season 1 as well, which will be released at a later date.

 

series synopsis:

Upon her sixteenth birthday, the cheerful Princess Yona intended to tell her doting father of her love for Su-Won, but her life was turned upside down after witnessing the man she loves cruelly assassinating her father. Heartbroken by this painful betrayal, Princess Yona fled the palace with her loyal servant Hak. Now, she will take up the sword and the bow on a quest to gain new allies and protect her beloved people.

 

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Yona – Monica Rial
Hak – Christopher R. Sabat
Gija – Ian Sinclair
Yun – Clifford Chapin
Sinha – Eric Vale
Su-Won – Micah Solusod

 

CREW

 

ADR Director – Colleen Clinkenbeard
Assistant ADR Director – Clifford Chapin
ADR Engineer – Alyssa Galindo
Translator – Maiko Hoshino
Script Writer – Monica Rial

English Cast Announcement for Absolute Duo

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We’re rolling out the cast announcements for Phase II of our Broadcast Dubs! Are you ready? Today we’ve got Absolute Duo! The Broadcast Dub of the series will be available on Mondays at 2pm ET starting March 16th.

 

series synopsis:

After a traumatic accident takes his loved one, Tor Kokonoe enrolls Koryo Academy, a school where every student has a weapon that is their soul manifestation. Fueled by his desire for revenge, Tor is dismayed to discover his soul is not a weapon…but a shield.

 

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CHARACTER – ACTOR

 

Tor – Ricco Fajardo
Julie – Bryn Apprill
Lilith – Caitlin Glass
Miyabi – Ashleigh Domangue
Tomoe – Whitney Rodgers
Sakuya – Felecia Angelle
Rito – Jennifer McDaniel
Imari – Michelle Rojas

 

CREW

 

ADR Director: Zach Bolton & Caitlin Glass
Assistant ADR Director Cris George
ADR Engineers: Cris George, Patrick Morphy, & Jose Sandoval
ADR Script Writer: Sean Whitley

English Cast Announcement for Yurikuma Arashi

KUMA SHOCK! We’re rolling out Phase II of our Broadcast Dubs for this season, so that means it’s time for the Yurikuma Arashi English Cast announcement! If you are familiar with Japanese, then you can kind of guess what this show is about from the title. Yes, friends, it is what you are thinking and there are TONS of artfully/strategically placed lilies to titillate your fancy.

 

Here’s the synopsis:

 

After an asteroid explosion and meteor shower lit up the sky over planet earth, strange adorable bears began to attack and devour humans. The earthlings responded with violence of their own, and in the end, a massive barrier – the Wall of Severance– was erected to separate man from bear. This fragile peace lasted until two high school girls encounter a yuri flower blooming – only to be shaken by the piercing warning of the Bear Alarm! Once again, bear and man- or bear and girl -will be pitted against each other in a deadly and mysterious showdown—brought to you buy Kunihiko Ikuhara, the director of Sailor Moon and Revolutionary Girl Utena.

 

Check out the English cast list below!  The Broadcast Dub of the show will be available on Mondays at 2:30pm ET beginning this Monday, March 16th.

 

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Kureha Tsubaki – Alexis Tipton
Ginko – Monica Rial
Lulu – Jamie Marchi
Sumika – Elaine Wagner
Yuriika – Colleen Clinkenbeard
Mitsuko – Catilin Glass
Life Sexy – J. Michael Tatum
Life Cool – Christopher Bevins
Life Beauty – Josh Grelle

 

CREW

 

ADR Director: Christopher Bevins
ADR Engineer: Peter Hawkinson
ADR Script Writer: Jamie Marchi

FUNimation’s SXSWi Takeover!

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Are you heading to SXSW Interactive this weekend? Then go ahead and start preparing yourself because we’re bringing more anime awesomeness than you can fit in a regular convention booth. We’re talking arm-wrestling, prize-winning, Dragon Ball Z history-making awesomeness! Check out the activities all weekend:

 

 

FUNimation Experience | Banger’s Brewhouse @ the Nerdist Compound
Fri/Sat/Sun | 12pm - 6pm

 

    • Ever wanted to arm-wrestle Goku? Come join the FUNimation Experience and test your strength against Kakarot himself! If you win on Friday or Saturday, you’ll be entered to win Seasons 1 – 9 of Dragon Ball Z on Blu-ray!

 

    • Plus, take pictures of your battle with Goku (or pose with our giant Attack on Titan wall!) and you could win even more prizes! Just share your pics using #SXSWAnime on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and 3 lucky winners will take home a huge anime prize pack!* (Be sure to follow us as well so we can DM you if you win!) 

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    • Need even more reasons to join the fun? Everyone who stops by will get a free pair of FUNimation sunglasses and lanyard! (While supplies last)

 

 

FUNimation Presents: 25 Years of Dragon Ball Z | Geek Stage 
Sunday | 2:15pm

 

    •  Join FUNimation for a nostalgic look back at the past 25 years of Dragon Ball Z and see what the future may hold for this international pop culture phenomenon.

 

 

FUNimation Booth @ Palmer Events Center

Fri/Sat/Sun | 12pm – 8pm

 

    • Come see our crew at the FUNimation booth and we’ll hook you up with some incredible deals on anime. Plus, get a free FUNimation lanyard with every purchase! (While supplies last)

 

 

 

Keep up with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to see all of our SXSWi updates!

 

*Click here to see the official #SXWSAnime Contest rules! 

New Release Tuesday – All Fired Up!

Today’s New Release Tuesday title is heavy-hitting enough to stand all on its own!

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Fairy Tail – Part 15

 

Available Now on Blu-ray/DVD! – Click Here!

 

Summary
The most epic magic tournament in history continues as Fairy Tail attempts to snatch victory from the strongest guilds in the Grand Magic Games. The competition heats up as the guilds in the competition start playing dirty, Erza takes it upon herself to challenge one hundred deadly opponents, and four dragon slayers battle it out in an epic fight unlike anything the Fiore Kingdom has ever seen—one that threatens to rip the entire arena apart. But as the spells fly in the games, a conspiracy targeting one of Fairy Tail’s members plays out behind the scenes, and a dark, familiar magic permeates the air. With the magical world completely focused on the competing guilds, a looming threat gains power—but will anyone notice before it’s too late?

 

Check out the trailer below!

 

March Subscriber Exclusives – Ten is the Magic Number!

Whether you rock a SubPass or an All-AccessPass, subscribers have a BUNCH of new streaming titles to look forward to this month! We have TEN great titles hitting the site throughout March, so don’t miss out!

 

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 2 new episodes every Tuesday in March

 

Synopsis
In the newest version of the massive online RPG know as “The World,” Haseo and his guild mates search for alegendary item called the Key of the Twilight—but they’re not the only ones looking for it. When a rival guild faces off against Haseo and his teammates, the conflict has deep repercussions both inside and outside the game, and threatens to leave the players forever changed.

 

 

 

 

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Heaven’s Lost Property Season 2

Complete season, uncut, subbed, HD

 

Girl-crazy Tomoki’s quiet life gets turned upside down when beautiful, winged Ikaros falls from the sky – and starts calling him master! She seems a little bit lost on Earth, and her origins are shrouded in mystery. One thing’s for sure, though – she just might have the power to make Tomoki’s every dream come true!

The heavenly hijinks continue in Heaven’s Lost Property: Forte! Tomoki may long for peace and quiet, but with Ikaros and Nymph still adjusting to life on Earth, things aren’t likely to calm down anytime soon. Plus, there’s a new Angeloid on the scene – and she’s been sent to eliminate Tomoki!

 

 

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Hyperdimension Neptunia Cast and Release Date

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Ever since we announced our acquisition of Hyperdimension Neptunia the anime series, there has been one question that has been weighing on everyone’s minds–will you bring back the actors and actresses from the games?

 

Well, while we couldn’t bring back EVERYONE, we are pleased to announce that we were able to secure the majority of the main cast from the games! Take a look below at the English cast.

 

 

CHARACTER – ACTOR

NEPTUNE – Melissa Fahn
NOIRE – Erin Fitzgerald
VERT – Tara Platt
BLANC – Wendee Lee
NEPGEAR – Christine Marie Cabanos
UNI – Sarah Williams
RAM – Shelby Lindley
ROM – Carrie Keranen
HISTOIRE – Stephanie Sheh
IF – Megan Shipman
COMPA – Cristina Vee
PLUTIA – Cherami Leigh
PEASHY – Tia Ballard
REI – Morgan Garrett
ARFOIRE – Laura Post
WARECHU – Sara Ragsdale
ANONYDEATH – David Vincent
TRICK – Josh Grelle
UNDERLING – Morgan Berry
5PB. – Caitlin Glass
ABNES – Stephanie Sheh
SETAG – Whitney Rodgers

 

CREW

ADR Director: Mike McFarland

ADR Engineer: Andrew Tipps

 

series synopsis:

Based on the hit video game series about modern game consoles– anthropomorphized as cute girls!
Don’t miss this epic adventure based on a video game about video games that Fandom Post calls “the most perfect adaptation of game to anime ever created!”

 

Welcome to Gamindustri, a fantastical world where all your favorite video game consoles come to life! Neptune and her fellow Goddesses rule the four kingdoms of Lastation, Leanbox, Lowee, and Planeptune – but their royal duties often take a backseat to their obsession with gaming. When their button-mashing shenanigans are interrupted by rampaging monsters, hacker attacks, and killer eggplants, the goddesses must transform into stronger, sexier versions of themselves and fight for their right to game! The bosses get tougher as the game goes on, and the girls will have to work together in order to defeat a bewitching goddess of piracy, an anonymous master hacker, and an evil CPU hell-bent on destroying everything in her path – using any cheat code necessary!

 

Click here to watch subtitled episodes of the series now!

 

And now an updated release date! Hyperdimension Neptunia will be available on June 9th.* We’ve also got an extra special treat for fans–If you pre-order Hyperdimension Neptunia from the FUNimation Shop, you’ll be automatically entered to win one of two Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory Limited Editions signed by TONS of your favorite actresses from the games and anime! Pre-order listings will be going up in the near future, so stay tuned for more details coming soon.

 

 

 

*Release dates are subject to change