Fans are in luck, today we’ve got two FUNimation releases and a Giant Ape Media release. On the anime side, we have One Piece Film: Strong World on BD/DVD Combo & DVD and Good Luck Girl! on BD/DVD Combo. On our live action side we’ve got the release of Season 3 of Lost Girl on Blu-ray and DVD.
First up, we’ve got One Piece Film: Strong World! This is the first time that fans have gotten a chance to hear the English voice of Brook–played by Ian Sinclair.
When the Straw Hats catch wind of trouble in the peaceful waters of the East Blue, they quickly set a course for home! But before they reach their destination, fate leads them into the deadly path of Golden Lion Shiki. This gravity-defying madman needs a navigator, and he wants Nami! Shiki scatters the Straw Hats across the far corners of a floating island filled with ferocious, genetically-mutated monsters, and issues Nami and ultimatum: join his crew – or her friends die! BIG mistake. Luffy kicks his attack mode into Third Gear and begins a brutal rampage across the beast-ridden island. It’s all hands on deck – including a new character – for this watershed adventure in the One Piece canon. Monkey vs. Lion. Winner gets the navigator!
Toonami announced back in October that their regular programming would be taking a break in December to show a block of movies. This past Friday, Toonami revealed which movies would be airing and when!
If you’re in the Dallas/Fort Worth area this weekend, be sure to stop by Anime North Texas! A brand new convention this year, our very own Justin Rojas will be appearing as a guest. Take a look at the FUNimation panel times below:
FUNimation Industry Panel – Saturday @ 2:00pm in Main Events
FUNimation Previews Panel – Saturday @ 3:00pm in Main Events
We hope to see you at our panels this weekend! Please stop by… we’ll be lonely otherwise…
To celebrate the release of epic One Piece movie Strong World we are holding a contest that will run through the weekend. Don’t let this fool you though, you will want to get on board with this contest as soon as you can! So with out further ado, here is how to play:
You have been dropped into Strong World, which is covered in all sorts of nasty creatures and huge beasts all ready to make you their dinner. If you want to survive you need to escape pronto. Luckily there have been clues left around the island that will help you get out alive. Follow the clues through the island to claim your prize – your life, and something else extra special!
Norse mythology and culture have been inspiring our daily lives for over a thousand years (our days of the week, for example, are actually named for the Norse Gods: “Thursday” actually comes from “Thor’s Day”). Pop culture is immersed in Nordic myths. You can see their influence in things Marvel comics and movies, the TV series Vikings, and even anime properties like Fafner, Ah! My Goddess, and Jormungand. No doubt some of you went to go see Thor: The Dark World over the weekend and enjoyed Tom Hiddleston’s Loki.
Loki’s an interesting character—not just in the Marvel universe, but in the actual Norse myths as well. Many accounts depict Loki as having three children with the Giantess Angurboda: the wolf Fenrir, Hel (who acts as host to the dead), and the world serpent Jormungand. Jormungand grew so large that it encompassed all of Midgard (aka “Middle Yard” or “Middle Earth”), the land where humans dwell. It reached such length that it encircled the earth, until it was able to bite its own tail. This is an example of an ouroboros that Fullmetal Alchemist fans will no doubt find familiar. In Old Norse mythology, there are stories of contests and feats of strength and struggles between Thor and Jormungand. In fact, legends said the serpent would wrap its way around Earth until the end of days and the last, great battle at Ragnarok.
Younger (Japanese: Momoka Ono / English: Lara Woodhull)
Older (Japanese: Haru Kuroki / Jād Saxton)
Yuki – the oldest of Hana’s children – was named for the snowy conditions under which she was born. She is an adventurous youngster who loves to explore her surroundings. She has an energetic nature and talent for making messes – characteristics of her wolf side – that often make life difficult for her poor mother. Yuki has the fearless spirit of a wolf, and she feels more at home in the wild than any human dwelling.
This New Release Tuesday is gonna E.X.P.L.O.D.E. The Akira 25th Anniversary Edition is now available. Here’s your chance to own this classic film on Blu-ray and DVD. Our 25th Anniversary Edition contains both the 1988 and 2001 English dub tracks as well as the original Japanese audio track with English subtitles. Everybody wins!
Whether you love it or hate it, or maybe just plain don’t understand what the heck is going on in it, there’s no denying the impact that this film has had on the world. Pick it up now in our FUNimation Shop!
Wolf Children is an award-winning and instant classic new anime film from the director of Summer Wars, and to celebrate its release on Blu-ray and DVD November 26, we’re giving one lucky winner a really special prize—a huge, rare signed poster from one of the biggest directors in anime!
This theatrical poster (see above) is the same size you’d see in cinemas and is signed by Wolf Children director Mamoru Hosoda, with a hand-drawn sketch of mother Hana. Director Hosoda’s been called “the preeminent director of theatrical animation in Japan today, the obvious spiritual heir to Hayao Miyazaki” (Brian Camp, Otaku USA Magazine), so you know this’ll be a one-of-a-kind keepsake to treasure for a long time. We’ll also throw in a limited edition Wolf Children T-shirt—only 100 of these have been made, and they’re not available in stores.
We’re giving you two ways to win this:
1) Anyone who purchases Wolf Children from the FUNimation store by December 3 has a chance to win this poster and a T-shirt. If you’ve pre-ordered already, don’t worry—you’re automatically entered!
2) You can also enter the contest by sending in a postcard with your name, age, address, and e-mail to:
Wolf Children Poster Giveaway
1200 Lakeside Pkwy
Flower Mound, TX 75024
All entries must be received by December 3.