Cowboy Bebop Premium Editions Revealed — See Bebop at Its Best!

The groundbreaking space western, Cowboy Bebop, is one of the most influential and beloved anime series of all time. In honor of the first ever North American Blu-ray release of this classic series, we’ve designed some very special Premium Edition releases—check out the designs for the stylish FUNimation Edition and art-packed Amazon Edition. Pick your favorite design, and add some cool to your collection!

 

 

Buy the FUNimation Exclusive Edition and receive:

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-    Complete TV series on Blu-ray and DVD (combo pack)

-    Exclusive Limited Edition tri-fold packaging in the style of a vintage record cover

-    Display easel for packaging

-    Four exclusive art cards

-    Exclusive art card with foil-stamped autograph from director Shinichiro Watanabe

-    227 minutes of on-disc extras, including the original English cast feature “Dinner Aboard the Bebop”

-    Order now — only 2,500 available!

 

 

Buy the Amazon Exclusive Edition and receive:

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-    Complete TV series on Blu-ray and DVD (combo pack)

-    Exclusive Limited Edition clamshell art box

-    140 page black and white art book

-    48 page vibrant, full-color art book

-    227 minutes of on-disc extras, including the original English cast feature “Dinner aboard the Bebop”

-    Order now — only 10,000 available!

 

For fans who are a little bit tight on Woolongs, we also have Blu-ray and DVD Standard Editions available.

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Make sure you pre-order your Cowboy Bebop Premium Edition NOW— before it’s gone forever!

 

 

Ghost in the Shell: Arise – Borders 1 & 2 slight delay

ghost in the shell ariseDue to unforeseen technical difficulties during final product creation, the release of Ghost in the Shell: Arise – Borders 1 & 2 has been postponed a week. Originally slated for October 21st, the new release date for the OVA series is now October 28th. This delay will not affect any current pre-orders.

 

Please click here if you would like to pre-order Ghost in the Shell: Arise – Borders 1 & 2 now.

 

synopsis:

 

This cyberpunk classic that sparked a phenomenon returns with all new story lines combining breathtaking visual effects and exhilarating action sequences! Ghost in the Shell: Arise sheds new light on the mysteries that have haunted fans for decades – while rebooting the genre it helped define.

 

Border 1: Ghost Pain

Set against a backdrop of international arms dealers, exploding cyborgs, and murdered prostitutes, this origins story plays out with a futuristic flair for the destructive. When cyborg hacker Motoko Kusanagi is hired to investigate a devastating bombing, she must fight her way through a maze of phantom memories to unlock her mysterious past – and track down the evil mastermind behind the attacks.

 

Border 2: Ghost Whispers

Witness the formation of the legendary Public Security Section 9. When a clandestine organization hacks every car in the city, Kusanagi recruits a lethal team of cyber operatives that includes a badass brawler with Special Forces training, an explosives expert, a technology specialist, and a chain-smoking jack-of-all-trades with a sordid past. Together this ruthless gang of enforcers sets out to clamp down on the chaos and make the city safe again.

 

GIANT APE MEDIA WELCOMES CAST OF STREET FIGHTER: ASSASSIN’S FIST TO NEW YORK COMIC CON

street fighter(Flower Mound, TX) – To celebrate the release of Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist , actors from the film Joey Ansah, Mike Koh, Gaku Space and Akira Koieyma will attend the New York Comic Con October 11th-12th.

 

The cast will appear on the official Twitch livestream at the Twitch booth on Saturday October 11 from 3-3:30pm, followed by an autograph signing at Capcom’s Booth from 5:00pm-6:00pm.

 

On Sunday October 12th a Panel of Street Fighter experts share the latest news on the greatest fighting game franchise in the world! Find out about the latest updates for Ultra Street Fighter IV and how you can earn big money and everlasting fame by competing in the Capcom Pro Tour culminating in the Capcup Finals in December. Special Guest Joey Ansah – Writer, Director and Actor – of the smash hit Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist web series makes an exclusive appearance to share behind-the-scenes details of making the excellent film, share a sneak peek at Giant Ape Media’s upcoming Blu-Ray/DVD release as well as answer Q&A. (Room 1A10)

 

An additional autograph signing will be held at FUNimation/Giant Ape Meida Booth #1520, on Sunday from 3:30pm – 4:30pm.

 

Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist, available on Blu-ray and DVD on October 28th.

 

Can’t make it out to New York Comic Con? Watch the live streams via http://twitch.tv/twitch

 

About Giant Ape Media

Giant Ape Media, established in 2011, is a film division of Group 1200 Media, one of the nation’s leading independent home video entertainment companies. It specializes in the distribution of independent and live action films as well as non-English-language films. In 2012, Giant Ape Media launched with the release of the Canadian supernatural crime drama TV series, Lost Girl. Giant Ape Media is currently focusing efforts on acquisition and distribution of original titles and other new intellectual properties.

Costume Busted? You Could Win a New One on Us!

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justin winryHalloween is right around the corner, which doesn’t leave you very much time to decide on a costume. Now, we’ve all been that guy that pulls together a busted costume at the last minute, and I’m sure you’ve taken some embarrassing pictures (kinda like the one to the left here).

 

Well, we’re giving fans a chance to show us their busted previous costumes (or current ones!) for an opportunity to win an officially licensed Dragon Ball Z costumes from our friends at HalloweenCostumes.com.

 

Just click on this link and submit a photo of your “busted” costume.

 

We’ll pick 5 random winners to get their choice of one of the awesome Dragon Ball Z costumes available on HalloweenCostumes.com. Take a look at some of the choices available below, or click here to see all of the costumes.

 

For every friend you get to also enter, you will receive 1 bonus entry! Get your friends and family to join the fun and tell them to vote for your costume. (*votes are strictly for fun, and will not increase your chances of winning)

 

Contest will run from now until October 15th. Winners will be contacted via email. Click here for complete contest rules.

 

CONTEST OVER! SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM TO SEE WINNERS.

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Will you be the first to see the Cowboy Bebop Premium Editions?

Hey there, Cowboy Bebop fans! Have you seen our shiny new Cowboy Bebop Standard Editions?

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Some of you may have already caught glimpses of them, but will you be the first to see the Premium Edition when it is announced?  You better be on the lookout, because we’ll be revealing it VERY soon — and this is one showdown you won’t want to miss.

 

Want to guarantee a first look? Well, you won’t need a vial of Red Eye to hone in on everything the Premium Edition has to offer.

 

All you have to do is click here or on the image below to sign up for the Big Shot Newsletter and we’ll make sure you don’t miss a single announcement, reveal, or trailer!

 

 

 

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A Certain Magical Index II, Part One Delayed to Oct. 28th

index ii part oneWe have just been informed that due to a technical issue with the video disc replicator, A Certain Magical Index II, Part 1 will be delayed two weeks. It will now be available on October 28th.

 

We apologize for this late notice. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

 

In the meantime, you can check out some clips and trailers for the series below to help tide you over.

 

If you are a FUNimation Subscriber, good news! You don’t have to wait! Subscribers can watch episodes 1 – 12 of A Certain Magical Index II right now on our site–English dubbed and subbed. Just click here.

 

Not a subscriber yet? Sign-up for your free trial today. Learn more at funimation.com/subscribe.

 

series synopsis:

When science and sorcery clash, the result is explosive in this sequel to A Certain Magical Index from the studio that brought you Shakugan no Shana!

The Book of the Law—an encoded grimoire containing catastrophic magic—has been stolen, so naturally Kamijo, Index, and a few familiar faces join in the crusade to protect the one nun who can decipher the powerful text. But as the group battles church sects and holy assassins, they realize that discovering who their true enemy is may be more difficult than saving the sister. Meanwhile, an organization known as the Science Society resurrects an esper-producing program, a school festival brings out the competition—and drama—in the student population, and a mysterious figure negotiates the purchase of a sacred relic that could threaten the future of Academy City.

 

 

 

 

FUNimation Heading to the Big Apple!

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We’re heading to the Big Apple this weekend for New York Comic Con! This weekend is going to be all about Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods and Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist. If you’re planning on joining us for this awesome good time check out the event schedule below!

 

Panels:

 

FUNimation Industry Panel – Saturday at 12:00pm – Room 1A21

From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news and information from North America’s largest anime distributor!

 

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Looking to get your Dragon Ball Z fix? In celebration of the release of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods on Blu-ray and DVD, Sean Schemmel (voice of Goku) and Chris Sabat (voice of Vegeta, Piccolo, etc) will be at the FUNimation booth (#1520) on Friday and Saturday from 3:30 – 4:30pm signing autographs.

 

Big into video games? Stop by our booth (#1520) on Sunday from 3:30pm – 4:30pm. The cast of Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist will be there signing autographs.

 

 

Booth promotions:

 

Stop by our booth (#1520) for all your anime and live action needs. We’ve got Dragon Ball Z, Attack on Titan, Lost Girl, and more! While supplies last, every purchase will also come with a FREE FUNimation lanyard. Shop early before they’re all gone!

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GARO THE ANIMATION Debuts Tomorrow!

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Good news, everyone! GARO THE ANIMATION episode 1 will be available for FUNimation subscribers tomorrow (Oct. 8th) at 1pm ET/ 12pm CT. Afterwards, you’ll be able to watch it at its regular time on Fridays at 1:23pm ET/ 12:23pm CT on http://funimation.com/garo-the-animation.

 

synopsis:
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.

 

Don’t miss a single exciting episode! Become a FUNimation subscriber today!

 

The FUNimation Streaming Service gives you full access to:
- The hottest anime simulcasts every season right after Japanese broadcast
- 1080p HD streaming video
- Largest selection of commercial-free English dubbed episodes online
- All available across your computer, mobile devices, Roku, or Xbox 360

 

With the fall simulcast season starting up and a big October of exclusive dubs coming to subscribers, you don’t want to miss out.

 

$7.95 for 1 month, or save 40% off and get 12-months for $54.95 – that’s less than $.15 a day!

 

Visit funimation.com/subscribe for more information on the FUNimation Streaming Service.

 

 

New Release Tuesday – Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods

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Today we have a New Release Tuesday of epic  proportions! Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods is now available for you to bring home!

 

We’ve got two ways to add the adventure to your collection:

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  • DVDIncludes: Uncut Version of the Movie

 

  • DVD/Blu-ray ComboIncludes: Uncut Version
    and Theatrical Versions of the Movie 

 

 

Synopsis

Prepare to witness Dragon Ball Z as it has never been seen before! Stunning animation and epic new villains highlight this first new Dragon Ball feature film in over seventeen years!

Following the events of the Dragon Ball Z television series, after the defeat of Majin Buu, a new power awakens and threatens humanity. Beerus, an ancient and powerful God of Destruction, searches for Goku after hearing rumors of the Saiyan warrior who defeated Frieza. Realizing the threat Beerus poses to their home planet, the Z-fighters must find a way to stop him before it’s too late. Only Goku, humanity’s last hope, can ascend to the level of a legendary Super Saiyan God and stop Beerus from destroying Earth, and possibly the entire universe!