New Release Tuesday

This Tuesday we’re bringing you the next installment of the new Dragon Ball Z Blu-ray releases, plus more One Piece and the S.A.V.E release of The Galaxy Railways! Get these while they’re hot in our new FUNimation Shop!

Dragon Ball Z – Season Two – Blu-ray 

 

synopsis:

While Goku recovers from injuries suffered during battle with the Saiyans, his friends begin their perilous quest for the Namekian Dragon Balls! Awaiting their arrival on Planet Namek is the powerful Ginyu Force – and the vile monster Frieza!

Make room on your shelves because the Dragon Ball Z Season Sets are finally on Blu-ray! We embarked on a frame-by-frame restoration process to remove any blemishes, tape marks, and foreign bodies that might have tarnished your viewing experience. All three audio tracks have been re-mastered in the interest of noise reduction and superior sound quality. The bolder, more vibrant color of this ultimate Dragon Ball Z release closely mirrors the visual aesthetics of today’s entertainment. Lastly, we undertook a precise shot-by-shot reframing of the entire series to create a modern HD widescreen presentation of this legendary fan favorite!

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Haganai NEXT New Cast Members

Haganai NEXT will be available on BD/DVD Combo on May 13th, and we’ve got a couple of new characters this season! Take a look at the new members joining our English voice cast!

 

Character – Actor

Kate Takayama – Brina Palencia
Hinata Hidaka- Brittney Karbowski
Aoi Yusa -Felecia Angelle

 

synopsis:

The Neighbors Club returns as Sena, Yozora, and the rest of the misfit members continue to do totally not-weird things in order to make new friends. Stuff like stalking their fellow students, playing inappropriate video games, and creating time machines. Wait, that’s weird? What about getting engaged? Because Sena and Kodaka are betrothed to one another, which isn’t sitting well with the group.

 

Now it’s time to get an eyeful of the trailer!

 

 

Click here to place your order today!

Heading to Austin for SXSW Gaming this Weekend


Going to be in Austin, TX for SXSW Gaming?  Come out and see us in the Palmer Events Center!  Cool off in our FUNimation screening room upstairs, or stop by our booth for some great deals and even get a few titles before their official street date! This event is FREE and open to the public. Click here for more info.

 

We’ll have some gifts-with-purchase for different titles at the booth, so stop by and get a rundown of all the items we will have available.

 

Any DBZ fans? We’re running a special Dragon Ball Z promotion this weekend. When you purchase Season 1 or Season 2 on Blu-ray, you’ll get to draw from the DBZ Lucky Draw bag for a chance at some great DBZ themed prizes!  This is only while supplies last, so stop by early for the biggest selection of items!

 

Here are the hours for the SXSW Gaming Expo:

Friday, March 7 | 1:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday, March 8 | 12:00pm-8:00pm
Sunday, March 9 | 12:00pm-8:00pm

 

Hope to see you this weekend!

 

About SXSW Gaming:
SXSW Gaming is an integral part of the SXSW experience. This diverse and widely popular array of events combines well-loved elements of geek culture with the cross-console video game world. And it all happens in Austin, Texas, a true hotbed for the expanding gaming industry. With panels, a free expo, rocking parties and exceptional demos, no event bridges the gap between industry insiders and the general public quite like SXSW Gaming.

BLOOD-C in 60 Seconds and a TV+Movie Sale

 

If you haven’t had the chance to watch BLOOD-C, the award-winning new entry in the Blood: The Last Vampire franchise from Production I.G (Ghost in the Shell) and manga masterminds CLAMP, we’ve put together some of the highlights for you. WARNING: this series is VERY accurately named! For those of you who are new to the series, here’s a summary:

 

Saya is part human, part monster, and has one thing on her mind: REVENGE. When she joins forces with a group of young hackers, the streets of Tokyo run red with carnage. How much blood will she shed to cut down the mastermind behind her madness?

 

We are also running a very special sale right now: if you buy BLOOD-C and BLOOD-C: The Last Dark together, we’ll give you 50%– just use the promo code MORESAYA. This code is only good until March 10, so buy now!

 

 

Follow up to our Anime News Network Interview

 

We sat down with Anime News Network recently to talk about the Kamisama Kiss Goddess Edition, FUNimation’s first Premium Edition release. In the interview, we talk about why we decided to use Kamisama Kiss as our first title for this type of configuration, and why simulcasts numbers are so important. Click here to read the entire interview.

 

Since the interview was published, we’ve been reading some of the comments posted by fans, and we wanted to answer a few questions for you. So, we went to our Acquisitions Team to get the low down.

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Titan Will Bring Ice and Snow for Millions this Weekend

 

Do we possibly have some Attack on Titan fans on the storm naming committee? Well, considering that the Winter Storm Names for 2013-2014 were developed by a class of high schoolers in Montana, chances are high.

 

If you haven’t been following the weather channel today, Winter Storm Titan will be bringing winter weather from the West Coast all the way to New England starting this Friday. The west will get some heavy rain which will switch over to snow as it crosses the Rockies and heads to the Midwest and Northeast. For more information on the storm, please check out weather.com.

 

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MomoCon Added to 2014 Conventions Schedule!

We’ve just added another convention to our official 2014 conventions schedule. Rojas will be a guest at MomoCon in Atlanta, GA on May 23-25, 2014.  If you’re in the Atlanta area, be sure to stop by the FUNimation booth and panels to say hello! Once event details are confirmed, we’ll let you know. This con is for geeks of all kinds so whether you’re into anime, gaming, sci-fi, fantasy, or whatever you should check it out.

 

MomoCon
May 23 – 25, 2014

 

LOCATION
Downtown Atlanta,
Hilton Atlanta And Marriott Marquis
255 Courtland Street NE,
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Want a Black Butler Visa Card?

 

Unless you’re Jessica Simpson, or just make/spend as much as her, chances are you’re probably not carrying around an AmEx Black Card. But, at least people with accounts at Sumitomo Mitsui (a Japanese bank based in Yurakucho, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan) can get a Black Butler card!

 

This special Visa card has an exclusive image of Sebastian drawn by Yana Toboso, the mangaka for the series. This promotion is a special collaboration with the Black Butler II anime series and enrollment is limited to the first 1,000 qualified applicants with an annual fee of ¥1,250.

 

We know quite a few Black Butler fans who’d give their right eye to get one of these cards.

 

Check out more Black Butler on http://funimation.com/black-butler!

 

 

 

Awesome Anime Openings and Endings from Winter 2014

 

Kotaku has posted their Ten Awesome Anime Openings and Endings from Winter 2014, and two of our titles made the list: Noragami and Nobunagun!

 

Let’s learn a little bit more about these shows and why they’re so awesome.

 

 

Song: Goya no Machiawase

Artist: Hello Sleepwalkers

 

Noragami synopsis:

Yato may just be a minor god now, but he’s determined to make it big and he’s got a plan. Unfortunately, things just don’t seem to be going his way. He doesn’t have a single shrine dedicated to him, his partner has just quit, and now he’s got to find a new divine weapon. Just when things look bleak, he meets a girl named Hiyori and changes her life forever. (more…)

New Release Tuesday – Action Packed Edition

It’s Tuesday, and we’ve got some action-packed new releases for you today! First up, let’s get a little cyber-punk with Appleseed XIII: Tartaros & Ouranos.

 

synopsis:

Get the high-voltage thrill ride of Appleseed XIII the series with none of the filler in this action-packed two-movie set that cuts down the story to what you want most: bullets, explosions, and total mayhem! In the years after a devastating global war, Deunan and her cyborg partner protect the idyllic city of Olympus as elite members of the paramilitary force ES.W.A.T. The duo fights to making the city a paradise by taking down criminals in pulse-pounding mecha battles high above the city streets. When a terrorist organization arms an atomic warhead and begins to assassinate high-ranking bioroids—genetically engineered humans—Deunan and the rest of ES.W.A.T. might be the only people capable of protecting the future of humanity.

 

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