Psycho-Pass 2 Broadcast Dub Premiere Live Tweet Event and Contest

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The FUNimation Broadcast Dub premiere of Psycho-Pass 2 is this Saturday at 1pm ET/ 12pm CT! As we did with Laughing Under the Clouds, we’ll be holding a contest to see if you can guess the voice actors for some of the new characters this season. Take a look below for the characters that you will need to listen for:

 

- Kamui *
– Sakuya Togane
– Sho Hinakawa
– Mizue Shisui

 

*Make sure you watch til the end of the credits in Episode 1 to catch Kamui!

 

Contest Rules:

- Watch the Broadcast Dub premiere of Psycho-Pass 2 on funimation.com and listen for the above named characters

- Comment below with your guesses for the English voice actors for each character

 

EDIT: CONTEST OVER! PLEASE SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM TO SEE WINNERS.

 

We’ll also be live tweeting with fans during the launch of the episode and giving some clues about each voice actor via our official FUNimation Twitter account, so you can try to guess using the clues as well.

 

psycho pass posterPrize:

We’ll be giving away two autographed Psycho-Pass 2 theatrical sized promotional posters signed by the English cast and crew. 1 winner will be chosen at random from among all eligible entries, and 1 poster will be given to the first person who guesses all of the voice actors correctly.

 

You will have from the launch of the episode on our site until Sunday night to submit your guesses. Click here for complete contest rules.

 

Here are some hints to help you guess:

 

HINT: Kamui’s voice actor plays a certain video game obsessed character in Robotics;Notes

HINT: Kamui’s voice actor is a self-proclaimed Pokemon master in real life.

 

HINT: Togane’s voice actor owns his own studio where popular anime and video games are recorded.

HINT: Togane’s voice actor has played an alien, a monkey, and dragon in the same series

 

HINT: Hinakawa’s voice actor is also an ADR Director at FUNimation.

 

HINT: Shisui’s voice actress plays a certain magical nun in a certain magical series.

HINT: Shisui’s voice actress is extremely prolific and has 289 credited roles on Behind the Voice Actors!

 

series synopsis:

Inspector Akane Tsunemori and her comrades at the Criminal Investigation Department return for the mind-blowing continuation of the popular sci-fi series set in a world where the justice system can read your mind – and justice is dispensed from the barrel of a gun. Pick up after the dramatic conclusion to season one, and see what happens to Akane after she learns the truth about the Sibyl System!

 

Psycho-Pass 2 English Voice Cast

 

Character – Actor

Kamui – Clifford Chapin
Sakuya Togane – Chris Sabat
Sho Hinakawa – Z. Charles Bolton (a.k.a. Zach Bolton)
Mizue Shisui - Monica Rial

 

WINNERS: Congratulations to our winners ASSauLTxMasTER and kibakesticles! Please make sure to check your inbox for your FUNimation account for messages about claiming your prize.

 

 

New Release Tuesday — Yamada’s First Time: B Gata H Kei and Toriko

This round of New Release Tuesday features two characters with very different appetites!

 

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First up, is Toriko Collection 2 (Parts 3 & 4) now available on DVD!

 

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Toriko, Komatsu, and a host of hopeful heroes bundle up and begin the treacherous trek into the chilling confines of Ice Hell! The prize that awaits them, Century Soup, is among the rarest of gourmet treasures – and the most divine delicacy ever to grace a bowl and spoon. Toriko and his super-chef sidekick are determined to slurp up the sweet rewards of their adventure, but something evil stands in their way: Tommyrod, a Gourmet Corps henchman with insects on the inside! Should they survive this bugged-out battle for the ages, their next target will be the elusive Ozone Grass. Flying Sea Lions and Air Gorillas plague their journey, and in order to savor the sweet taste of success, our heroes will have to take their teamwork to the next level – forever cementing their status as lifelong partners in the pursuit of culinary bliss!

 

 

 

 

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Up next, we have Yamada’s First Time: B Gata H Kei Complete Series — S.A.V.E. Edition!  Available now on Blu-ray & DVD.

 

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Did you hear about Yamada? You know the chick. Pretty face, nice body, wears a plaid skirt every day? Well, I heard from my lab partner that “little miss virgin” wants to have sex with a hundred different dudes before she graduates. I’m not even kidding. That hot mess totally thinks she can devirginize a hundred guys even though she’s never even French kissed! She’s must be in heat. I even saw her flirting with that dork Kosuda at lunch today. No joke. She was smiling and winking and rubbing her lady-bumps all up against his shoulder. It was pathetic! I mean – don’t get me wrong – I’d probably let her sex me up and stuff, but she’d have to practice first. I like my ladies experienced, and she can’t even give it away.

 

 

 

FUNimation at the Movies! – Hellsing Ultimate IX & X

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Halloween may be over, but we’re still keeping things scary with Hellsing Ultimate IX & X for this month’s FUNimation at the Movies!

 

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Witness the harrowing end to the ultimate bloodbath.

Arucard awakens and his thirst for vengeance is stronger than ever. This anarchist must use everything in his mythical repertoire to show that his bite is far worse than an army of snarling Nazi werewolves. As Arucard absorbs every drop of blood in sight, all begin to realize that the ultimate slaughter might be too much to handle even for the deadliest of demonic slayers. Find out which diabolical establishment proves dominant as this epic battle of the supernatural reaches its bloody end.

 

 

The following theaters will be featuring a FREE showing of Hellsing Ultimate IX & X. Click on one of the theaters below for showtime information and to secure your ticket early!

 

Alamo Drafthouse showings:

 

Carousel Cinema showings:

 

 

You can bring Hellsing Ultimate IX & X home today on Blu-ray and DVD! Click here to get your copy now!
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FUNimation at the Movies is a free program. If you are interested in participating, please have your local theater contact us via [email protected]

FUNimation Collection of Genteel Anime Moustaches for Movember

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November is here, and along with turkeys and sales this month also brings mustaches (or moustaches if you’re feeling extra fancy)! That’s right, it’s time once again for Movember! Men the world over are growing out their facial hair all this month to raise awareness for men’s health.

 

This year, we’ve gone the genteel route and created this nifty infographic. See the above image for the FUNimation Collection of Genteel Anime Moustaches.

 

Do you have a moustache? Which kind do you have? Which one of the above moustaches is your favorite?

 

 

 

English Cast for Laughing Under the Clouds

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Over the weekend we debuted the first FUNimation Broadcast DubLaughing Under the Clouds. (Click here to read more about Broadcast Dubs). To celebrate the occasion, we asked fans to watch the first episode and guess the English voice actors for the three Kumoh brothers: Tenka, Soramaru, and Chutaro. A lot of fans were able to guess correctly! Click here to see the contest winner.

 

Now that the contest is over, we’re happy to announce the English voice cast for the series!

 

ENGLISH CAST FOR “LAUGHING UNDER THE CLOUDS

 

CHARACTER – ACTOR

 

Tenka – Christopher Wehkamp
Soramaru – Dave Trosko
Chutaro – Terri Doty
Shirasu – Robert McCollum
Kitamura – Randy Pearlman
Tsuchiya – Jarrod Greene

 

CREW

 

ADR Director – Joel McDonald

ADR Engineer – Peter Hawkinson

 

series synopsis:
When swords were outlawed in the eleventh year of the Meiji era, the mighty samurai population began to dwindle. Those who rejected the ban on blades rebelled, causing violent unrest to erupt throughout the countryside. To combat the rise in criminal activity, an inescapable lake prison was constructed. Three young men, born of the Kumo line, were given the duty of delivering criminals to their place of confinement – but could there be more to their mission than meets the eye?

 

Watch new English dubbed episodes of the series every Saturday at 12:30pm ET/ 11:30am CT. Click here to watch the first episode now!

FUNimation Broadcast Dub Live Tweeting Event!

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Tomorrow marks the launch of our FUNimation Broadcast Dubs initiative! If you haven’t heard of FUNimation Broadcast Dubs before, it’s a new initiative to bring English dubbed episodes to fans while they are still broadcasting in Japan! Click here to read more about FUNimation Broadcast Dubs.

 

Episode 1 of Laughing Under the Clouds will be available for FUNimation subscribers in ENGLISH tomorrow (Saturday, Nov. 1st) at 12:30pm ET/ 11:30am CT on http://funimation.com/laughing-under-the-clouds. We’ll be watching the episode AS SOON AS IT LAUNCHES, and we hope that you’ll join us! We’ll be live tweeting during the episode, and talking with fans about the show and FUNimation Broadcast Dubs in general. We’ll also be dropping hints on Twitter and Facebook to help you guess the voice actors for the three Kumoh brothers.

 

If you can manage to guess the voice actors for the Kumoh brothers (Tenka, Soramaru, and Chutaro) correctly, then you’ll be eligible to win an autographed promotional poster signed by the English cast and crew for Laughing Under the Clouds! Click here for contest details.

 

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So, joins us as we watch the first episode of Laughing Under the Clouds in English tomorrow! Remember, if you want to see more anime dubbed into English while they currently broadcasting in Japan, then be sure you support both Laughing Under the Clouds and Psycho-Pass 2.

 

 

Not a FUNimation subscriber yet? Sign up today for the FUNimation Streaming Service and get full access to:

 

- The hottest new & returning simulcasts every season
- English dubs for select series while still broadcasting in Japan
- The largest selection of English dubs online
- HD commercial-free streaming episodes
- Video content across your computer, mobile devices, Roku, or Xbox 360!

 

Just click here for more information!

Be the First to Find Out About the Cast of Free! -Eternal Summer-!

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We’ve been hinting about our upcoming English dub cast announcement for Free! -Eternal Summer-  but if you want to be the first to know when it hits, be sure to sign up for our Free! ES email updates and text alerts! We’ll also give you first looks into news, trailers, home video releases, packaging, and more.

 

Sign up today at funimation.com/free!

 

 

Laughing Under the Clouds – Guess That Voice Actor Event!

laughing under the cloudsOur exciting new initiative–FUNimation Broadcast Dubs–is launching this Saturday with Episode 1 of Laughing Under the Clouds! That’s right, fans will be able to enjoy the ENGLISH DUB of this series while it is currently broadcasting in Japan! (Click here to read our press release about FUNimation Broadcast Dubs.)

 

In honor of this momentous occasion, we’re going to play a little game–Guess That Voice Actor!

 

EDIT: CONTEST IS NOW OVER, SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM TO SEE WINNER AND CAST LIST!

 

As this is a brand new series for FUNimation, we’ve got a brand new voice cast to announce. But rather than go with the same old boring announcement, we’re giving fans the chance to win an autographed Laughing Under the Clouds promotional poster if they can correctly guess the actors who voice the three Kumoh brothers in the series (Chutaro, Soramaru, and Tenka.)

 

Submitting your entry is simple! On Saturday, November 1st at 12:30pm ET/ 11:30am CT the first episode of Laughing Under the Clouds will be released for FUNimation subscribers in English. Watch the episode with us, or pay attention to our clues on Twitter, and submit your guesses in the comments section of the designated Facebook post, or in the comments of this blog post below. You will have from November 1st at 11:30am CT until Sunday at 11:59pm CT to submit your entries.  Click here for complete contest rules.

 

One random winner will be selected from among all eligible correct entries to win the autographed poster signed by the English cast and crew from the show.

 

New English episodes for the FUNimation Broadcast Dub of the series will be available every Saturday at 12:30pm ET/ 11:30am CT on http://funimation.com/laughing-under-the-clouds.

 

The series is currently simulcasting in Japanese with English subtitles every Friday at 2:28pm ET/ 1:28pm CT. Click here to watch episodes now!

 

 

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Introducing FUNimation Broadcast Dubs!

Flower Mound, TX – (10/29/14) – FUNimation announced today the start of a new initiative–the FUNimation Broadcast Dub. Fans will soon be able to watch the English dubbed episodes of select shows that are currently broadcasting in Japan. FUNimation has experience with broadcast dubs, having had previous success dubbing the hit series Space Dandy for U.S. broadcast on Adult Swim. FUNimation Broadcast Dubs will be available exclusively for FUNimation subscribers commercial-free and streaming in 1080 HD.

 

Currently, new episodes are simulcast with Japanese audio and English subtitles shortly after the original broadcast in Japan. Once the series has finished simulcasting, final materials are received from Japan and work begins on the English dubbed home video release.

 

However, with this new initiative, select series will be dubbed into English using the broadcast/simulcast materials from Japan just weeks after broadcast. When asked why the company has decided to launch FUNimation Broadcast Dubs, founder and president Gen Fukunaga replied, “We know that anime fans have a strong interest in English dubs, so we are doing everything we can to get them to the fans as soon as possible.”

 

Following the release of the FUNimation Broadcast Dub, FUNimation will continue to produce a final English dub for the DVD/Blu-ray release, using materials from Japan’s DVD/Blu-ray release. This final version can be different from the broadcast version, including uncut footage not seen in the broadcast.

 

Two shows have been chosen from the current Fall 2014 season to launch the initiative–Laughing Under the Clouds and Psycho-Pass 2.

 

laughing under the cloudsFans will be able to watch Episode 1 of Laughing Under the Clouds in English on November 1st at 12:30pm ET/ 11:30am CT on http://funimation.com/laughing-under-the-clouds. A new episode will be released every Saturday at 12:30pm ET/ 11:30am CT.

 

New episodes in Japanese with English subtitles are released every Friday at 2:28pm ET shortly after broadcast in Japan.

 

series synopsis:

When swords were outlawed in the eleventh year of the Meiji era, the mighty samurai population began to dwindle. Those who rejected the ban on blades rebelled, causing violent unrest to erupt throughout the countryside. To combat the rise in criminal activity, an inescapable lake prison was constructed. Three young men, born of the Kumo line, were given the duty of delivering criminals to their place of confinement – but could there be more to their mission than meets the eye?

 

psycho pass 2Episode 1 of Psycho-Pass 2 will be available in English on November 8th at 1:00pm ET/ 12:00pm CT on http://funimation.com/psycho-pass. A new episode will be released every Saturday at 1:00pm ET/ 12:00pm CT.

 

New episodes in Japanese with English subtitles are available every Thursday at 12:50pm ET/ 11:50am CT shortly after broadcast in Japan.

 

series synopsis:

Inspector Akane Tsunemori and her comrades at the Criminal Investigation Department return for the mind-blowing continuation of the popular sci-fi series set in a world where the justice system can read your mind – and justice is dispensed from the barrel of a gun. Pick up after the dramatic conclusion to season one, and see what happens to Akane after she learns the truth about the Sibyl System!

 

 

For more information about FUNimation Broadcast Dubs, check out this interview on the Nerdist.

 

 

Not a FUNimation subscriber yet? Sign up today for the FUNimation Streaming Service and get full access to:

 

- The hottest new & returning simulcasts every season
- English dubs for select series while still broadcasting in Japan
- The largest selection of English dubs online
- HD commercial-free streaming episodes
- Video content across your computer, mobile devices, Roku, or Xbox 360!

 

Just click here for more information!

 

 

 

 

 

FUNimation Acquires Sexy Wrestling Anime “Wanna Be the Strongest in the World!”

wanna be the worlds strongestToday we’re excited to announce home video and streaming rights for Wanna Be the Strongest in the World! Known as Sekai de Ichiban Tsuyoku Naritai! in Japan (or Sekatsuyo! for short), this no-holds-barred sexy wrestling series comes to you from the studio behind Ikki Tousen: Dragon Destiny and Queen’s Blade.

 

The series will release on Blu-ray and DVD in 2015 with an English dub, but if you can’t wait that long, all English-subtitled episodes will be available today at 12pm CT on our site. FUNimation subscribers will be able to watch the series in HD! Marathon all twelve episodes today! Click here for more info.

 

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