Fairy Tail 12/13/14 Special Announcement!

All right all you Fairy Tail fans! Today is 12/13/14, so what better day to give you a special announcement about the Fairy Tail part 15 release! Coming this Monday, we’ll be putting up a VERY limited Exclusive Edition version of Part 15 in our shop. Just take a look below for what’s included!

 

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Extra features include:

o   Audio commentary
o   Video commentary with Kyle Phillips, Colleen Clinkenbeard, and Josh Grelle
o   Textless Opening Songs: “Break through” and “Fairy Tail ~Yakusoku no Hi~”
o   Textless Ending Songs: “Kimi Ga Kureta Mono” and “We’re the stars”
o   Fairy Tail U.S. Trailer
o   Trailers

 

The FUNimation Exclusive Edition will also include:

o   Includes an exclusive, individually-numbered Team Fairy Tail jersey

 

There are only 100 of these Exclusive Editions available, so be sure to pre-order as soon as they’re available this Monday! We’ll also have our standard edition available, of course. Click here to see information about all the previous Fairy Tail releases.

 

The FUNimation Exclusive Edition for Fairy Tail part 15 will be $99.98 SRP.

The standard edition will be available for $54.98 SRP. Please note that both these prices are SRP, and will usually be available for less on our Shop and at various retailers.

 

fairy tail part 15series synopsis:

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?

 

 

Cowboy Bebop Jam Sessions: Your Responses (So Far)!

 

If you haven’t had a chance to check out the Cowboy Bebop Jam Sessions, fans have been celebrating the classic series’ Blu-ray release by sharing their reasons for loving Cowboy Bebop–and their history with the show, and sometimes even their future! Here are just a few of the posts we’ve loved so far.

 

Don’t forget to share your own with us by posting to your favorite social media network using the hashtag #BebopJam–we may spotlight it here, and we’ll also be sharing some of these with director Shinichiro Watanabe and the Cowboy Bebop team in Japan!

 

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In Search of the Lost Future Interview – Takuma Terashima

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Back in October, we asked fans to send us their questions for the Japanese voice cast of “In Search of the Lost Future.” We got so many great questions that it was hard to choose! Take a look below at part 1 of our 3 part series of interviews. First up, we’ve got Takuma Terashima, the Japanese voice of Sou Akiyama.

 

Q: In Search of the Lost Future has a lot of unexpected twists and turns. When you went in to record those early episodes, did you know what was going to happen over the series? Do you prefer to know how the show ends and voice act from there, or do you like to discover the twists as your characters (and the audience) do?

 

A: I think that depending on the show and the character, in some situations, it’s better to know how the story will unfold and in other situations, it’s not. But for this show, I played my character without knowing, and other than the immediate future and changes to his emotional state, I figured it was better that I didn’t know anything, so I refrained from asking. When I read the scripts, I was especially surprised by the events in Episode 1 and the story that unfolded towards the end.

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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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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!  

 

 

 

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