Heading to AniMinneapolis!

In the world of conventions, there are a lot of interesting con names out there. But if there was a “Trickiest to Spell” category, the ever-fun AniMinneapolis might just take first place! FUNimation is heading up north to the anime, gaming and music celebration from May 8-10 and we hope to see you there! You can be sure to have tons of fun at our panels, screenings, and booth.

 

FUNimation Peep Show – Panel Room 1 – Friday (5/8)  |  10:30 – 11:30 PM

  • Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW. Watch some jiggly clips and trailers from some of the hottest FUNimation titles.  Don’t forget to bring tissues, you know for the nose bleeds. (18+  bring your IDs!)

FUNimation Previews – Panel Room 1 – Saturday (5/9)  |  1:30 – 2:30 PM

  • Come see extended clips and trailers for some of the hottest anime series from FUNimation!

FUNimation Industry Panel – Panel Room 1 – Saturday (5/9)  |  7:00 – 8:00 PM

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

 

The Future Diary HD Premiere - Panel Room 1 – Saturday (5/9)  |  10:00 – 11:30 PM

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Series Synopsis:

Reality quickly unravels for antisocial Yukiteru when Deus Ex Machina calls him into a death match to determine the new god of space and time. Each mentally scarred player possesses a prophetic device tuned to his or her personality disorder, giving them control over their future, and the fate of their opponents. It’s their strongest weapon – and their greatest weakness.

Within hours of abusing his digital diary’s predictions, Yukiteru is cornered by a crazed classmate. Yuno — who is obsessively stalking him with her own psychic cell phone – is cute, sharp, and great with an ax. Still, her psychosis hides a vile secret. As a serial killer, a cult priestess, and a volatile escape artist take a stab at eliminating the teens, Yuki can cheat death under Yuno’s maniacal protection or—-DEAD END.

 

 

 

*Plus! Get a free FUNimation lanyard with any purchase from our booth! See you there!

 

Chibi-fy Your Desktop: PUCHIM@S Wallpapers

We can’t wait for the upcoming release of PUCHIM@S on May 19! What could be better than bringing home the  FUNimation Exclusive DVD and watching these cute chibi-chicks in marathon mode? How about having these Puchidols invade your desktop or mobile with some adorable wallpapers! Click here to download the right size for your screen.

 

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You can pre-order your own DVD set now! Coming May 19!

 

New Release Tuesday: D-Frag!

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Did you catch this week’s New Release Tuesday? It’s filled with zany, off-the-wall characters, thanks to the Game Creation Club!

 

D-Frag!

The Complete Series

 

Available Now – Limited Edition!

Available Now — Blu-Ray/DVD Combo!

 

 

 

The studio that brought you Durarara!! unleashes a madcap high school comedy with 100% more psychopaths!

 

Kazama is a wannabe delinquent on a mission to rule the school, but a run-in with the cray cray cuties of the Game Creation Club derails his plan for power. Instead of conquering Fujou Academy with his fists, Kazama is plunged into a hilariously-twisted world where pain is the name of the game. Ruled by the adorable underground boss Roka, the Game Creation Club is comprised of pretty psychopaths who enjoy snacking, setting things on fire, burying adversaries up to their necks, and tazing the ???? out of anyone who stands in their way! As Roka vies for ultimate control of the school club scene, Kazama scrambles to maintain his sanity and survive the whacked out games these girls play.There’s no escaping the Game Creation Club!

Spring Cleaning Sale!

We’re doing a little spring cleaning in our Shop! For a limited time (4/27 – 5/11), you can get reduced prices on over 400 products (such as Murder Princess) in our Spring Clearance Sale! Click here to start grabbing these titles!

 

As a special bonus to All-AccessPass Subscribers, if you buy 2 products, you will get a 3rd at 50% off! And this is in addition to the already lowered sale prices! And because we love you, you get free shipping! If you’re not an All-AccessPass Subscriber, you can get free shipping on orders over $50.

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What are you waiting for? This sale won’t last long! Get your products now!

 

D-Frag! Digital Downloads!

D-Frag! releases next Tuesday (4/28) and hopefully you’re as excited as we are!

 

In fact, personally I’m so excited that I changed my own desktop wallpapers to rotate with some special wallpapers!

 

Which special wallpapers you may ask? Why these awesome, free D-Frag! wallpapers! Now you can have the zany action on your computer. Click the images to head to the extras page where you get the right size for your screen!

 

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Be sure to pre-order your copy of the D-Frag! Complete Series on the FUNimation shop!

 

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Synopsis:

Kenji likes to think that he and his gang of friends are the bad boys of their school. That is, until he meets the four insane girls of a game-making club whose personalities are all super weird (and a little on the violent side). When Kenji’s forced to join their little group, his life quickly takes a turn for the outrageous.

 

Soul Eater Not! English Cast Announcement

SLN_keyFeel like you need to have another semester at Death Weapon Meister Academy? We’ve got you covered with a pre-order of the next class of Soul Eater Not!

(psst… we also have a cheat sheet of the English cast… don’t tell the principal!)

 

CHARACTER – ACTOR

Tsugumi – Bryn Apprill
Anya – Alexis Tipton
Meme – Lindsay Seidel
Shaula Gorgon – Elizabeth Maxwell
Akane Hoshi – Ian Sinclair
Clay Sizemore – Bryce Papenbrook


Crew

ADR Director – Zach Bolton
Assistant ADR Director – Cris George
Script Writer – Bonny Clinkenbeard

 

Synopsis:

Get ready to meet the newest class at Death Weapon Meister Academy! Tsugumi Harudori and her outrageous friends make up the NOT class at this stylish school dedicated to training living, breathing weapons and uniting them with the Meisters who’ll wield them! Soul Eater fanatics will be psyched to meet these epic new characters – and catch up with all their favorites from the original series. Don’t miss a minute of the adventure as Tsugumi and her pals weave their own exciting tale of deadly life at DWMA!

 

You can pre-order the complete series here!

 

Check the class syllabus down below:

Announcing: Rainy Cocoa — now streaming!

Rainy CocoaSpring simulcast season is well underway (have you started watching it yet? Check out all our shows at funimation.com/spring!), but we’re excited to announce yet a new addition to the roster— Rainy Cocoa (Ame-iro Cocoa)! This is a series of anime shorts (think Hetalia) featuring several big-name Japanese male seiyuu voice actor stars. It’s a sweet tale about hot cocoa and some cool guys!

 

We’re launching the first three episodes right now at funimation.com/shows/rainy-cocoa, and new episodes will launch again at 11:30 AM every Sunday!

 

Watch them week-to-week with the rest of your simulcasts, or binge watch them in multi-episode chunks! And if you like the show, be sure to tell your friends to watch it on legal streams too— simulcast views for all shows help up determine whether an anime gets a dub or an awesome home video release!

 

Here’s a little more about the show:
Aoi Tokura is having a rough day. He’s used to being mistaken for a girl, but it’s even worse when a captivating stranger on the train calls him a creeper for staring a little too long. Aoi’s soaked by a sudden rainstorm and takes shelter at Rainy Color, a cozy café where the warmth of the staff compliments the sweet hot cocoa he’s served. When he falls into a job at the café he feels like things are finally looking up— until Keiichi Iwase, the man he couldn’t help but stare at on the train, shows up. Did this day just get worse, or better?

 

And here’s the Japanese voice cast:

 

Character              Voice Actor                   Past Roles
Aoi Tokura Hiro Shimono Syo Kurusu (Uta no Prince-sama), Akihisa Yoshii (Baka and Test)
Keiichi Iwase Hikaru Midorikawa Lancer (Fate/Zero), Heero Yuy (Gundam Wing)
Shion Koga Daisuke Hirakawa Rei Ryugazaki (Free!), Harklight (Aldnoah.Zero)
Ryota Sakurai Miyano Mamoru Rin Matsuoka (Free!), Tokiya Ichinose (Uta no Prince-sama)
Koji Amami Ryo Horikawa Vegeta (Dragon Ball Z), Heiji Hattori (Detective Conan/Case Closed)

 

Will you be watching? Let us know! And let us know if you want more shorts or bishounen anime content!

Check Out the Genetically Enhanced Second Season of FREEZING…

Sexy sci-fi hit Freezing is back for a second season! As of today, Freezing Vibration is now available uncensored on Blu-ray and DVD. We thought we’d celebrate—and tease you all –with just a few GIFs from the Genetically Enhanced Second Season!

 

Get your copy today—and don’t forget to order the FUNimation Exclusive Edition, so that you’ll receive a limited-run Freezing Vibration calendar featuring North America-exclusive art straight from the anime studio in Japan! It’s limited to 500 units and when they’re gone, they’re gone for good!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Synopsis

The pulse-pounding action continues in this thrilling second season of the eye-popping sci-fi series that Sankaku Complex calls ”seriously hot.”

Satellizer el Bridget and some of the most powerful – and desirable – Pandoras in the world are summoned to a secret base in the wilds of Alaska. These gorgeous warriors arrive primed for battle, but they soon discover the true purpose for their presence: to assist the clandestine Chevalier organization in forging a new breed of soldier – E-Pandoras! Once normal girls, these eager beauties volunteered to have their bodies genetically-enhanced in order to join the fight against the deadly alien invaders plaguing the planet. But there’s more to becoming a superhuman battle vixen than tattered uniforms and sultry slugfests. Rumors of heinous experimentation haunt the E-Pandora project, and only Satellizer and her loyal companion Kazuya can unravel the mystery before it’s too late!

 

Click here to buy your copy today!

 

New Release Tuesday – Pirates and Pandoras!

Hey folks! We’ve got a well-rounded New Release Tuesday this week featuring the pirates of One Piece and the Pandoras of Freezing Vibration! Check out what’s hitting the FUNimation Shop today:

 

 

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FREEZING VIBRATION

Freezing Season 2
 
Only 500 copies, so hurry! Includes calendar, exclusive art and more!
 

 

Synopsis

The pulse-pounding action continues in this thrilling second season of the eye-popping sci-fi series that Sankaku Complex calls ”seriously hot.”

Satellizer el Bridget and some of the most powerful – and desirable – Pandoras in the world are summoned to a secret base in the wilds of Alaska. These gorgeous warriors arrive primed for battle, but they soon discover the true purpose for their presence: to assist the clandestine Chevalier organization in forging a new breed of soldier – E-Pandoras! Once normal girls, these eager beauties volunteered to have their bodies genetically-enhanced in order to join the fight against the deadly alien invaders plaguing the planet. But there’s more to becoming a superhuman battle vixen than tattered uniforms and sultry slugfests. Rumors of heinous experimentation haunt the E-Pandora project, and only Satellizer and her loyal companion Kazuya can unravel the mystery before it’s too late!

 

 

 

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Synopsis

The tragic secrets of Robin’s past are revealed in series of heartbreaking flashbacks! Bullied because of her unique powers, young Robin’s only friends were the kindly scientists that nurtured her genius intellect while her mother searched for the answers to life’s greatest mysteries. Back in the present, Luffy races to rescue Robin from the clutches of Spandam the madman, Nami saves Sanji from a beating at the hands of a bathing beauty, and Chopper goes berserk after eating one too many Rumble Balls during his showdown with a samurai lion! Meanwhile, Franky teaches a zipper-mouthed freak a thing or two about the punching power of cola, Zoro’s swordplay is hampered by being handcuffed to Usopp, and Sanji reappears just in time to introduce his wolfish opponent to the burning power of the devil’s leg!

 

 

C2E2, it is you, it is you!

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We’re braving the wind and heading to Chi-Town for C2E2 2015 (April 24-26)!  Be sure to join us, as we’ll be bringing in some of our heavy hitters to help pump up the con. You won’t want to miss out on our panels, screenings, and events!

 

 

 

Panels

FUNimation Industry Panel – Room S402 – Saturday (4/25) | 12:30 – 1:30 PM

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

FUNimation Presents: 25 Years of Dragon Ball Z – Room S404 – Saturday (4/25) | 5:30-7:00 PM

  • Join FUNimation and Voice Actors Seán Schemmel (Goku) and Christopher Sabat (Vegeta) for a nostalgic look back at the past 25 years of Dragon Ball Z from its broadcast debut to the upcoming summer theatrical release of the the new feature film Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F.’

Lost Girl: Season 5 and Beyond – Room S404 – Sunday (4/26) | 2:45- 3:45 PM

  • We are proud to present two of the amazing Stars that help to make Prodigy Pictures’ Lost Girl airing on Syfy Channel such a Fan fae-vorite. Join us for a Panel discussion featuring Paul Amos (Vex) and Emmanuelle Vaugier (The Morrigan) for a Q&A session.

 

 

Autographs/Photo Ops

Typically, there’s a fee for autographs; however, if you buy any Dragon Ball Z or Lost Girl title at the FUNimation booth, you can receive a free autograph!

 

Dragon Ball Z Signings

  • Saturday (4/25): 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM  |   Signing Table 18
  • Additional times at FUNimation Booth | TBD

 

Lost Girl Signings

  • Friday (4/24): 3:00 – 4:30 PM  |  FUNimation Booth
  • Saturday (4/25): 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM  |  FUNimation Booth
  • Saturday (4/25): 3:00 – 4:30 PM  |  FUNimation Booth
  • Sunday (4/26): 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM  |  Signing Table 18

 

Lost Girl Photo Ops

  • Friday (4/24): 2:00 – 2:45 PM  |  Epic Photo Ops
  • Saturday (4/25): 12:00 – 12:45 PM  |  Epic Photo Ops
  • Sunday (4/26): 11:00 – 11:30 AM  |  Epic Photo Ops

 

Also, be sure to join us at the Twitch Stage on Saturday (4/25) at 3:30 – 4:15 PM for a live stream interview of the cast members of Lost Girl and Dragon Ball Z!

 

Finally, be sure to drop by the FUNimation booth to pick up some classic series as well as new titles like Freezing Vibration, D-Frag!, Noir and more! And just between us (hint, hint) you could even find some new titles available early…

 

Be sure to join us! C2E2 takes place in the South Building at McCormick Place located at 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, Illinois.