Index – The Movie – Giveaway: Can Miracles and Science Get Along?

keyvisual_03.psdWe’re counting down the days to the Blu-ray/DVD release of A Certain Magical Index  The Movie – The Miracle of Endymion (you can buy it now!) and to celebrate this new feature film, we’ve got a contest to give away some great Index merchandise! Read below to see how you can win.

 

We’ve seen a lot of characters in the Raildex franchise who hate on science and all it stands for, but the Index Movie mixes it up a bit. This movie features a new character, the cool beauty Shutaura, who doesn’t believe in miracles and hates the very idea of them, due to some past trauma surrounding a spaceplane crash event known as The Miracle of the Eighty-Eight. (We won’t spoil any of the plot, so watch the movie to see what happens!) In a techno-metropolis like Academy City, the idea of a miracle seems a little out of place, after all.

 

 

So we’re asking you to answer a question: Is the idea of a miracle incompatible with science? 

 

We’ve asked your opinions on magic vs science before, but we’re curious what you think about Index Movie’s keyword “miracle.” Is something as unscientific-sounding as a miracle utterly at odds with our modern world? Does the existence and development of life and the universe, in the face of the laws of entropy, qualify as miraculous? Let us know what you think.
*Remember! Please remain respectful of other opinions and viewpoints. We’re all here to have a healthy, happy discussion! 

 

Here are three ways you can enter:
  • Respond to this blog entry with your answer
  • Post your answer on the official Facebook thread (Click here!)
  • Tweet your question on Twitter with the hashtag #IndexMovie

 

One winner will receive a huge A Certain Magical Index prize pack full of merch, including:
  • Imagine Breaker T-shirt (medium)
  • Index iPhone 5 case
  • A Certain Magical Index lunchbox
  • A Certain Magical Index pillow
  • A Certain Magical Index binder
  • A Certain Magical Index large notebook
  • Kaori Kanzaki and Index stickers
  • Toma cell phone charm
  • Index and Toma magnet
  • A Certain Magical Index postcard

 

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Send in your answers by February 16 to get your shot at winning the prize! And don’t forget to order the Index Movie— check out the trailer below:

 

 

[Click here for full contest rules]

FUNimation at the Movies – Space Dandy!

It’s FUNimation at the Movies time again, baby! This month we’re showing none other than everyone’s favorite dandy, Space Dandy!

 

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Shinichiro Watanabe is back to blow minds with a madcap comic masterpiece that will melt your face if you sit too close to the television. Believe it, baby!

 

Rocket into the outer limits with the one and only Dandy! This dreamy space case and his to-die-for pompadour jets across the galaxy in search of aliens no one has ever laid eyes on. Capturing rare species may pay the bills, baby, but Dandy would rather kick back and enjoy the scenery at the nearest Boobies. Joined by his misfit sidekicks – a rundown vacuum cleaner robot called QT and Meow the alien space cat – Dandy boldly goes where no daper don has ever gone before. Hotly pursued by the chimp-faced Dr. Gel, the adventures of Dandy and the gang will make you laugh, then cry, and then laugh till you cry all over again. Buckle up for blast off, baby! You’re cruising with the Dandy now, and he don’t stop till the end of the universe.

 

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Catch FREE screenings of the first 4 episodes of  Space Dandy (before the series releases on Blu-ray and DVD, March 3rd!) at the following participating theaters:

 

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February 10th:

 

February 15th:

  • Austin, TX (Lakeline): 2/15 – 7:55 PM
  • Littleton, CO : 2/15 – 5:00 PM

 

February 16th:

 

 

 

Want to watch the rest? Click here to pre-order Season One!

 

*FUNimation at the Movies is a free screening program. If you have secured a theater location and would like to participate in the program, please contact us via [email protected].

 

 

 

 

 

 

We <3 Anime – Date Night Bundle

Looking to stay in and cuddle up with your SO? We’ve got some great titles for you, hand picked by our FUNimation staff for your romantic date night.  They’re guaranteed to give you the feels.

 

Date Night Bundle

If you and your best guy or girl are staying in to snuggle and need an anime or three to watch, the team at FUNimation has picked out a few of their loving favorites: Summer Wars, Kamisama Kiss, and Hal.

 

 

date night pack- Kamisama Kiss – Season 1

- Hal the Movie

- Summer Wars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here to get started on your perfect night in!

 

 

FUNimation goes to Katsucon & Anime Milwaukee!

Heading to Katsucon or Anime Milwaukee next weekend? Let us be your Valentine! We’ll have booths,  panels and screenings at both conventions — everything you need for an awesome, anime-filled Valentine’s Day weekend!

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Katsucon 2015 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center:

 

FUNimation Previews Panel – Friday, Feb 13th – 5:30 pm EST – Location: Live 2

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

 

FUNimation Peep Show - Friday, Feb 13th – 11:00 pm EST – Location: Live 3

  • 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 Industry Panel - Saturday, Feb 14th – 2:30 pm EST – Location: Live 2

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

 

 

And if you’re over on the Wisconsin side of things:

 

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Anime Milwaukee 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee and Wisconsin Center:

 

FUNimation Screenings – Friday, Feb 13th – 3:30 pm CST – Rooms: 201AB, 202ABC & 202DE

  • We’ll be showing Inari Kon Kon, A Certain Magical Index The Movie: Miracle of Endymion and D-Frag!

 

FUNimation Peep Show - Friday, Feb 13th – 9:00 pm CST – Room: 202ABC

  • 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 - Saturday, Feb 14th – 2:00 pm CST – Room: 202ABC

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

 

FUNimation Industry Panel - Saturday, Feb 14th – 4:30 pm CST – Room: 202ABC

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

 

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

 

 

New Unbreakable Machine Doll GIFs!

Can’t wait for the release of Unbreakable Machine Doll? We’ve got some adorable gifs to tide you over! (You can also click here to check out our Unbreakable Machine Doll Valentine’s Day cards!)

 

 Charlotte & Frey

   

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Aren’t they cute?! Pre-orders for Unbreakable Machine Doll are now available! Take home the complete series on March 3rd on Blu-ray/DVD Combo.

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#TBT – A Certain Scientific Analysis: The Science Behind Railgun

Time for a little Throwback Thursday! In celebration of our newest release of A Certain Scientific Railgun (on Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack for the first time! Buy it today to see Misaka’s adventures in HD!), we’re reposting the first installment of our “A Certain Scientific Analysis” series, where we look at the science behind the show in the A Certain Magical Index/A Certain Scientific Railgun anime series. Learn how Misaka’s Railgun powers stack up against a real-life railgun superweapon!

 

(You can also see more of our Analysis series with A Certain Scientific Analysis S, which covers Railgun S [season 2]. We’ll be putting part 3 of our series soon on this blog, so keep an eye out for it!)

 

The characters of “A Certain Scientific Railgun” wield amazing esper powers, but nearly none are more impressive than our protagonist, Mikoto Misaka, nicknamed “the Railgun.” Her electricity powers, based on the electromagnetic projective launcher of the same name, allow her to shoot small arcade coins at high speeds for maximum damage. In other words, she’s a badass.
But what is a railgun? We’ve asked Justin Lan, a mechanical engineer from MIT, to explain the concept—and how it relates to the show.

 

Warning: Those of you with an aversion to science and/or math may wish to turn back now, but it’d be nice if you stay. I’ll keep it simple, I promise!

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We <3 Anime! Singles’ Awareness Day Bundle

We see you there, lone wolf. We know you’re doing things your way without dates or significant others to hold you down. And when the dreaded question of, “So what are you doing for Valentine’s Day?” gets thrown at you, we’ve got your answer:

 

Singles’ Awareness Day Bundle

Cards and candy? Please. Ditch the pressure of IRL dates and spend your Valentine’s Day Singles’ Awareness Day with these other anime singles!

 

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- Haganai Season 1

- Date A Live Season 1

- Okami-san and Her Seven Companions!

 

 

 

 

Click here to get started on your perfect night in!

 

 

New Release Tuesday! One Piece & Ben-To

Hey anime fans, we’ve got an awesome set of releases this week! Hurry and get your hands on these great titles before they’re gone!

 

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Ben-To – The Complete Series

We have two ways for you to bring Ben-To home:

 

Limited Edition - Click here!

Blu-ray/ DVD comboClick here!

 

Every day an epic struggle rages in grocery stores across Japan—the battle for half-priced bento boxes! Once the discount stickers go on, ravenous brawlers start throwing punches in a knockdown, drag-out war over who gets to take home the cheap eats. When a young, broke high school student named Sato joins the Half-Priced Food Lovers Club, he proves to be a rising talent in the world of insane food fights. But does he have what it takes to become the king of clearance cuisine? From the director of Black Cat comes a very different type of hunger games. Welcome to the world of Ben-To,where chopsticks are lethal weapons, the supermarket is a battleground, and there’s nothing more delicious than a deep-fried win.

 

 

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One Piece – Collection 11

 

Available Now on DVDClick here!

 

Sanji stows away aboard the Sea Train, only to be joined in his battle against the CP9 goons by the heroic Soge King, a wandering warrior from the Island of Snipers! With the storm of all storms bearing down upon him, Chopper mounts a courageous rescue attempt in the rapidly rising waters. As the foreboding fortress of Enies Lobby draws ever closer, Luffy launches an impulsive attack that could spell doom for everyone! Meanwhile, Nami hatches a plan to save Robin, and Zoro teams up with a samurai frog! The scattered Straw Hats are badly outnumbered, but with a little help from the Franky Family, they’ve got a fighting chance to make their reunion a reality. While his mates battle to catch up to their captain, Luffy kicks his attack mode into second gear for a shocking slugfest with Blueno!

 

 

We <3 Anime – Valentine’s Bundles!

Do you <3 Anime like we do!?  Our staff has put together a variety of options for you to enjoy Valentine’s Day doing what you (and we) love…watching Anime!  Grab some friends or significant other, some popcorn and one (or two) of these Anime packs and enjoy!  We couldn’t think of a better way to spend Valentines Day!

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Bringing Sexy Pack

Want to bring a sexy lady home for Valentine’s Day? How about a dozen of them? Pick up this bundle featuring High School DxD Season 1, Sekirei Season 1+2, and Maken-Ki! Season 1 and you’ll be the Harem King!

 

Buy now!

 

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Date Night Pack

If you and your best guy or girl are staying in to snuggle and need an anime or three to watch, the team at FUNimation has picked out a few of their loving favorites: Summer Wars, Kamisama Kiss, and Hal.

 

Buy now!

 

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Singles’ Awareness Day Pack

Who says you need a date for Valentine’s Day? Not us! If you want to spend your time mingling with some anime singles, give these three shows a shot: Haganai Season 1, Date A Live Season 1, and Okami-san and Her Seven Companions!

 

Buy now!

 

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Girls’ Night Classic Pack

If you’re planning a Valentine’s Day pajama party and want some to catch some shoujo anime classics, our Girls’ Night Classic Pack provides you with two fan favorites: Ouran High School Host Club and Hetalia Axis Powers!

 

Buy now!

 

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Girls’ Night S.A.V.E. Pack

Look, we get it. Sometimes you have to party on a budget, right? We’ve got you covered with our Girls’ Night S.A.V.E. Pack featuring two quirky girl power dramas: Princess Jellyfish and The Wallflower!

 

Buy Now!

 

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Action PACKed

Spending V-day with your best buddies? Entertain them with some seriously super-powered brawls! Take home Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, One Piece Film Z, and Fairy Tail the Movie, and a bonus Funko Pop! vinyl figure of your friend and ours, Goku!

 

Buy now!