FUNimation Entertainment announces LA Red Carpet Premiere of “Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods”

Starring the voices of Sean Schemmel and Chris Sabat on Thursday July 3, 2014 at Regal LA Live Stadium

 

FLOWER MOUND, TX- (6/11/14) FUNimation Entertainment announced that its animated feature film “Dragon Ball Z : Battle of Gods”, will be presented at a red carpet premiere at the Regal LA Live Stadium 14 Theaters in Los Angeles, CA on Thursday July 3, 2014. The red carpet will begin at 8:00pm followed by the screening at 9:00pm.

 

It will be a night of entertainment for fans of the popular Dragon Ball Z franchise featuring an opportunity to walk the carpet alongside US voice cast including Sean Schemmel and Chris Sabat and Producer, Justin Cook. Stunning animation and epic new villains highlight this first new Dragon Ball feature film in over seventeen years!

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Space Dandy – Big News in Space, Baby! (Rebroadcast)

Season 2 of Space Dandy hits Adult Swim on July 5, 2014! Now’s your chance to join in on the excitement from Japan and check out the English rebroadcast of last week’s “Space Dandy” Big News In Space, Baby! Announcement. Join hosts Yurin (voice of Honey) and Uki Satake (voice of QT), as they set the stage for our team of degenerate alien hunters! Guest staring Junichi Suwabe (voice of Dandy).

 

Rebroadcast begins tomorrow (June 12th) at 10pm ET.

 

 

Click this link tomorrow to check out the broadcast live stream, baby! http://live.b-ch.com/dandy_en

 

Ask Ping Pong Director Masaaki Yuasa Your Questions

Otaku USA Magazine recently posted an interview with Ping Pong director Masaaki Yuasa to get a little insight on how his unique mind works. The interview discusses some of his work on The Tatami Galaxy and the currently streaming Ping Pong – The Animation. Click here to read the interview.

 

If you are unfamiliar with Masaaki Yuasa’s work, he is well known for his unusual free form style. Having worked in varying capacities on shows like Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine, Michiko & Hatchin, Samurai Champloo, Kick-Heart, and most recently–Ping Pong – The Animation, Yuasa even guest directed an upcoming episode of the popular TV show Adventure Time! His episode, “Food Chain,” is set to air on June 12th. Click here to read more about this episode of Adventure Time.

 

We know it’s not often that you can pick the brain of a famous director, especially one as talented as Masaaki Yuasa, so here’s your chance! Submit your questions for Masaaki Yuasa in the comments below, on the designated thread on Facebook, or tweet us @FUNimation with the hashtag #PingPongQA. We will select a few to translate and send to Masaaki Yuasa to answer. Questions and Answers will be posted later with credit to the fan who asked the question.

 

You have from now until Monday, June 16th to submit your questions!

 

Ping Pong – the Animation streams Thursdays at 12:50pm ET on http://funimation.com/ping-pong.

New Release Tuesday – Date A Live and Karneval

Happy New Release Tuesday, everyone! We’ve got two stellar releases for you today: Date A Live and Karneval.

 

First up, let’s take a look at Date A Live!

 

series synopsis:

 

Alien vixens make a splash in the interplanetary dating pool in this sci-fi rom-com from the director of Jormungand and the studio behind Cat Planet Cuties!

In a world devastated by mysterious spatial quakes, Shido isn’t what you’d expect in a hero. He’s an average Joe who gets bossed around by his adorable little sister and mocked by the popular girls at his school. You’d definitely pick him last for dodge ball, but when it comes to saving the planet from imminent destruction, Shido’s got one thing going for him: intergalactic hotties can’t keep their hands off him! When the secret to stopping the spatial quakes turns out to be romancing the extraterrestrial Spirits responsible for all the chaos, Shido the loveable loser becomes the hero of all humanity. For every Spirit he makes out with, mankind breathes a little bit easier. Kiss the girls – save the world. That name of the game is driving the space babes crazy, and nobody does it better than Shido!

 

 

Click here to get your copy of Date A Live today!

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Kickstart the Next Level of Immersive Gaming!

Hey Gamers! Check out the KOR-FX Gaming Vest: 4DFX Haptic Feedback System from our sister company Immerz. Get environmental feedback from your game! KOR-FX uses cutting-edge tech that lets you feel every movement, bullet, and explosion. 

 

 

What is KOR-FX?

The KOR-FX Gaming Vest uses award-winning 4DFX technology that transforms the audio coming from your games or media into pinpointed high-definition haptic (tactile) feedback.

 

 

 

 
With its innovative technology, you can feel your enemy’s vehicles approaching, or detect which direction a sniper is firing from. It’s the kind of leg up that can take your competitive gameplay to the next level. Playing Counter-Strike: Source, Call of Duty, or Arma 3 with KOR-FX is a bit like the first time you watched television in HD–it brings the realism to a level you didn’t know existed. the next level of immersive gaming has arrived.

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FUNimation Aquires TOKYO GHOUL

Flower Mound, TX – (06/07/14) – FUNimation Entertainment® announced today that it has acquired the simulcast and home video rights to the complete anime series, Tokyo Ghoul.  Based on the manga series by Sui Ishida from Studio Pierrot – the studio that brought you Bleach and Yu Yu Hakusho – the series is directed by Shuhei Morita who received an Oscar-nomination at the 86th Academy Awards for his short film, Possessions.

 

The title will simulcast in July on FUNimation.com.

 

Synopsis:

 

In modern day Tokyo, society lives in fear of Ghouls: mysterious creatures that look exactly like humans, yet hunger insatiably for their flesh. None of this matters to Ken Kaneki, a bookish and ordinary young man, until a dark and violent encounter turns him into the first ever Ghoul-human half-breed. Trapped between two worlds, Ken must survive the violent conflicts of warring Ghoul factions while attempting to learn more about Ghoul society, his newfound powers, and the fine line between man and monster.

 

The Japanese Voice Cast includes Natsuki Hanae as Ken Kaneki (also known for Shouma Amaku, Daimidaler), Sora Amamiya as Touka Kirishima (also known for Honoka Mitsui, The Irregular at Magic High School), Kana Hanazawa as Rize Kamishiro (also known for Akane Tsunemori, Psycho-Pass and Shiro, Deadman Wonderland), Mamoru Miyano as Shu Tsukiyama (also known for Light Yagami, Death Note and Okabe Rintarou, Steins;Gate), and Katsuyuki Konishi as Kotaro Amon (also known for Kamina, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann).

 

 

About FUNimation® Entertainment:

FUNimation® Entertainment is the leading anime company in North America. FUNimation has a proven formula for launching and advancing brands. They manage a full spectrum of rights for most of their brands including broadcasting, licensing, production, internet, and home video sales and distribution. For more information about FUNimation® Entertainment and its brands, visit www.funimation.com.

 

FUNimation acquires rights to Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist

FUNimation Entertainment announced today, that they have acquired the home video and digital distribution rights to the recently released, hit web series Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist. While FUNimation will be handling distribution in the United States and Canada through their Giant Ape live action label, they are working with international distributors Manga Entertainment and Madman Entertainment, who will be distributing Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist in the United Kingdom and Australia, respectively.

 

Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist was released as a 12 episode web series by Machinima, the number-one global video entertainment network for young males, on May 23, 2014. Since its release, the series has received millions of views, along with praise from entertainment and games media alike. FUNimation Entertainment will be releasing Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist as a 143 minute, feature-length film – which will contain 13 minutes of exclusive bonus footage not seen in the web series. Fans can also look forward to receiving loads of extra features; including behind-the-scenes clips, interviews with the cast and crew, deleted scenes, and much more.

 

Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist is slated to hit retail in Fall 2014. If you haven’t checked the series out yet, head on over to Machinima’s YouTube page:

Hetalia: The Beautiful World Free Wallpapers!

We can’t wait until the release of Hetalia: The Beautiful World on July 22nd! Here’s a beauty layout of what is included in our Limited Edition release! Not only do you get the AWESOME bandana, but you also get a set of uber cute chibi stickers! See the image below!

 

We’ve also got some FREE Hetalia: the Beautiful World wallpapers for you to download from our site! Here are just a few of the ones available. Click on any of the images below to see more!

 

series synopsis:

 

They said it couldn’t happen, but they were as wrong as a stack of pancakes in a cage full of bears! The adorable boys of Hetalia are back with some new friends and a super sparkly new look. Not to mention the long-awaited Buon San Valentino OVAs!

 

What’s more fun than Germany squatting in a dandelion patch? How about the Axis Boys joining the witchcraft club? Or maybe Russia suffering through a traumatic hamster flashback? Any way you slice the spaghetti, every cute boy enjoys a little quality bath time, and Turkey and Greece can’t wait to start splishing and splashing! Fall in love with this new and improved, sparklelicious season of Hetalia as Belgium throws a mouthwatering waffle party, and America shows off his sweet dance moves! We swear you won’t be disappointed – even when Santa Claus goes missing and Canada (who’s that?) tries to replace him with a polar bear! A POLAR BEAR!? Hetalia, you so cray cray. We’ve missed the squee outta ya!

 

Click here to order your copy now!

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New Release Tuesday – Release the Titans!

 

The day has finally arrived! Attack on Titan Part One is now available on BD/DVD Combo! Fans can pick up the Standard Edition, the Limited Edition, or the extra special Collector’s Edition which is exclusive to the FUNimation Shop. Check out the image above to see what’s included with the special Collector’s Edition and click here to check out all three options.

 

We’ve also got some exclusive Attack on Titan t-shirts in our Shop! You won’t find these designs anywhere else. Just click on the shirts below for a closer look.

 

If you buy the Collector’s Edition and one of these Exclusive shirts together today, you’ll get $20 off your order using the promo code FUN20 at check out. That’s almost like getting the shirt for FREE! But better hurry, this promotion ends tomorrow! Click here to get started.

 

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