Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ Races Into All-Time Anime Top Ten List As Box Office Surges To $5.97 Million

Takes #9 Position on List of Highest Grossing Anime Films In Record Time

FLOWER MOUND, Texas, Aug. 10, 2015  – FUNimation® Entertainment announced its limited event-style theatrical release of the anime film “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’” has surged to  $5.97M in box office gross since opening last Tuesday. For the 3 day weekend total, the film brought in $1.81 Million, bringing its total North American gross to a staggering $5.97 Million. With Saturday’s result, “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’” became the first independent film to make the Top 10 list of highest grossing anime films domestically.

“It’s a great film that loyal DBZ fans, and fans of anime, have helped push into the record books in just 6 days,” said Michael DuBoise, EVP and COO of FUNimation. “Great word of mouth, extremely positive reviews, plus a film that appeals to core fans and is creating new fans, have led to sold-out shows, repeat viewings, and additional theaters being added through Wednesday.”

“Based on the unprecedented success of Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F,’ hundreds of theater locations are being added this week to meet demand,” said David Wengrod, VP of Theatrical Distribution for FUNimation. “Don’t miss out on your chance to see this record-breaking movie, as it will be ending its theatrical run this week.”

“Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’” continues its run in both the U.S. and Canada thru Wednesday, August 12.

Allô, Montreal! We’re heading to Otakuthon 2015!


After spending last weekend in the Texas heat, we’re ready to keep cool with some Tim Hortons in Montreal, Canada at  Otakuthon 2015 this weekend!  Join us at the Palais des congrès de Montréal for Quebec’s largest festival celebrating Japanese anime, manga, gaming, and pop culture!

This fan-run, bilingual anime convention will also host a few firsts for us! We’ll have the Canadian premiere for the English Dub of Selector Infected Wixoss, as well as the Canadian premiere and discussion for Snow White with the Red Hair! Not to mention the FUNimation Peep Show is getting rowdy in Canada for the very first time! Check out everything below:



  • FUNimation Favorites | Friday | Panel 512CDGH – 3:30pm
  • FUNimation Peep Show | Friday |Panel 512CDGH – 11:00 pm
  • FUNimation Industry Panel |  Saturday | Panel 512ABEF -12:00pm



  • Selector Infected Wixoss | Saturday | Screening Room 520 –  12:30pm
  • Snow White with the Red Hair (plus discussion) | Saturday | Screening Room  520 – 2:00pm
*Please note that the schedule for Otakuthon is still tentative! Be sure to double-check the final schedule!



…And of course you can swing by the FUNimation booth and get stocked up on all of the latest (and classic) releases! PLUS! Get a free FUNimation lanyard with every purchase!


Time To Celebrate – National Underwear Day!

It’s National Underwear Day today and that means it’s time for us to share our favorite underwear/panty shots with you! We have underwear-masked anarchists, panty-wielding angels, and more in this list! And of course, you can find and stream all of these shows on FUNimation.com!



SHIMONETA: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist

Panty Mask | Episode 1 

Kicking off the list is SHIMONETA: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist, one of the latest additions to the FUNimation roster in the Summer Simulcast Season! SHIMONETA takes place in a boring world where the concept of dirty jokes doesn’t exist, and one intrepid woman, the lewd vigilanted Blue Snow, dons a panty mask to stand up against censorship by committing acts of obscene terror!



Heaven’t Lost Property

Flying Panties | Episode 2

The classic and most famous scene from Heaven’s Lost Property— flying panties! Our protagonist Tomoki is a perv with a heart of gold, but sometimes his perverted desires get out of hand…




Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt

Panty and Stocking’s Transformation | Episode 1

You can’t talk about underwear without PSG! Panty and Stocking are nasty angels who were banished from the pearly gates for being foul-mouthed bad girls! Now they spend their days hunting ghosts in the lecherous abyss between Heaven and Earth. Watch their beautiful transformation which involves taking off the national day namesake!




Dragon Ball

When You Wish For Panties… | Episode 12

In the original Dragon Ball, Goku and Bulma set out to find the mystical Dragon Balls and make wishes that are out of this world. But what do you do when bad guys find them first and set out to make wishes that could threaten the world? Why the only logical thing of course: wish first for more important things…




One Piece

Steal That Underwear! | Episode 322

Sometimes, you have to twist a person’s arm to make them join your pirate crew, and that is exactly what Luffy did when he wanted Franky to join his crew. How did he go about that? Why the only logical way of course: by taking his underwear!




Honorable Mention: Strike Witches

They’re Not Panties…

The gun-toting, butt-kicking ladies of Strike Witches wear no pants, so their garments are on full display for most of the series. However, technically this shouldn’t be considered a panty shot because, as the girls explain, “they’re not panties, so it’s not embarrassing!” They’re trousers!



What are your favorite FUNimation Panty/Underwear shots in celebration of National Underwear Day?


 Limited Theatrical Event Ranks First in Average Per Screen Among Top 10 on Tuesday

and Sixth Place Overall

FLOWER MOUND, TEXAS – August 5, 2015. FUNimation® Entertainment announced a record breaking opening night for the theatrical release of “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’.” The anime film, which opened last night in 894 theaters across the U.S., brought in a stunning $1.97 Million box office for FUNimation Films on opening day of the limited theatrical event. The movie’s per screen average of more than $2,198 landed it in 1st place yesterday in Average Per Screen among the Top 10 movies showing in the U.S. and 6th place in overall box office gross against all major studio releases. “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’” is now the 8th highest anime opening of all time and the first limited event-style theatrical release to crack the Top 10.


“We are thrilled with the overwhelmingly positive fan response to the movie. We knew the opening would be very good but its performance has exceeded everyone’s expectations,” said Michael DuBoise, EVP and COO of FUNimation. “From our theatrical marketing campaign and fan engagement events to our expanded theatrical footprint and the specially produced 15-minute pre-show, FUNimation made a strategic decision to make Dragon Ball Z accessible to anime fans both old and new and it has paid off.”


Theater sell outs were reported in major metropolitan areas including New York, Los Angeles and Dallas. “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’” opens in Canada on Thursday, August 6, and will screen in more than 1,000 theaters total during its limited theatrical engagement from August 4 – 12, 2015.


“This film is a resounding victory on all levels,” said David Wengrod, VP of Theatrical Distribution for FUNimation. “The combination of our careful choice of release dates, an enticing marketing campaign that theaters embraced and fans universally accepted, and all of the great reviews added up to a terrific opening for us.”

“Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’” is the 19th film in the Dragon Ball franchise and is the follow-up to last year’s “Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods.”  The film is a limited event-style theatrical release which includes a specially-produced 15-minute, Dragon Ball Z themed pre-show to create a unique experience for fans that can only be found in theaters.


Tickets to “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’” are available for advance purchase at www.dragonballz.com.



Bringing the A-Game to San Japan 8-Bit

FUNimation is staying in Texas this weekend and is heading to San Antonio for the eighth San Japan! We’ll be bringing panels, premieres, booth deals, and of course the best of our game to the San Japan 8-Bit!






  • FUNimation Favorites Panel | Friday, July 31st | 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM | Room 103 (HBG Convention Center)
    Join FUNimation staff as we take a look at some of our personal favorites from current anime and past classics.  What’s your FUNimation favorite?  Share it with us using the hashtag #FUNimationFave and you could win a prize!

  • FUNimation Peep Show (18+) | Friday, July 31st | 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM |Room 103 (HBG Convention Center)
    Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW! Watch jiggly clips and trailers from some of the hottest FUNimation titles. Don’t forget to bring tissues, you know, for the nose bleeds. Audience participation encouraged by tweeting using the hashtag #FUNimationPeepShow. You could even win some naughty prizes. (18+, bring your IDs)!


  • FUNimation Industry Panel |  Saturday, August 1st | 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM | Ballroom B (HBG Convention Center)
    From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news, info, and announcements from North America’s largest anime distributor—FUNimation. Live tweet with us using the hashtag #FUNimationPanel for a chance to win prizes!





Selector Infected WIXOSS


Saturday, August 1st | 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM | Room 102 (HBG Convention Center) 


From the director of Steins;Gate.

In the popular game WIXOSS, there are special cards called LRIGs that few players know about—cards that possess personalities and wills of their own. Ruko is a teenage girl who just found one of these rare cards. Now, she can use her LRIG to battle in a strange, dark plane of existence. If she wins, her wishes will be granted—but what happens if she loses?





Booth Specials

Snag yourself a free lanyard with any purchase inside a special edition bag that are only available at our booth! Our awesome bags designs include Space Dandy, Free Eternal Summer and Terror in Resonance.


Plus, Lucky Draw has returned! We have exclusive pins that are only available at the FUNimation booth. Here’s how it works: spend $75 dollars and you get 1 blind box pin, spend $125 get 2 pins, and spend $200 dollars you get 3 pins.   There’s a bunch of different pin designs that you could take home!
We also have plenty of other gift with purchases, including some autographed items. Stop by the booth for more details!



Announcing: Full Summer Broadcast Dub & DubbleTalk Line-Up!

We’ve been jetting from convention to convention this summer, dropping hints and bits of information and now we’ve got the FULL Broadcast Dub and DubbleTalk line-up, all in one place:


Want to dive deeper into Broadcast Dubs this summer? Starting August 12, you can join us every Wednesday for Season 3 of the DubbleTalk anime block and live show!


Join FUNimation’s best-known fan staffers, Justin Rojas and Lauren Moore, will join ScrewAttack’s Chad James and fans for episode recaps, fan questions and answers, special guest appearances, contests, and much more every Wednesday night on FUNimation.comand on Twitch.tv.


DubbleTalk Season 3 Line-up


Speed Racer, PSYCHO-PASS: The Movie, Ghost in the Shell: The Movie, Assassination Classroom 2, and More — Announced at Otakon 2015!

Hold on tight, because we’ve got some MAJOR announcements just in from the FUNimation Industry Panel at Otakon 2015! First at the starting line:


Speed Racer

Coming Soon for the first time on Blu-ray! The definitive collection includes episodes never released in North America, as well as Mach GoGoGo! This release will be available in Japanese (w/ English subtitles) for the first time — stay tuned for more details!






Fire up your dominators, FUNimation is excited to announce that PSYCHO-PASS: The Movie will be coming to theaters in 2016!



And that’s not the only movie announcement we have for you…






Ghost in the Shell: The Movie

Fans of the GitS franchise get ready, FUNimation is bringing Ghost in the Shell: The Movie to theaters in Fall 2015!


Also, keep an eye out for…




Project Itoh - Coming in 2016!

Three film series based on the science fiction novels of the late Satoshi Itō. Each film adaptation will have its own director and animation studio:

- Genocidal Organ

Directed by Shukou Murase (Gangsta & Ergo Proxy)
Animation: Manglobe

- Harmony

Directed by Takashi Nakamura & Michael Arias.
Animation: Studio 4°C

The Empire of Corpses

Directed by Ryoutarou Makihara (Monster & Summer Wars key animator). Animation: WIT Studio


Plus! Koro-sensei fans, get excited! We’re bringing you


Assassination Classroom Season 2


It’s official! New episodes of the zany, students-turned-badasses anime, Assassination Classroom coming to FUNimation in 2016!






Last, but DEFINITELY not least…



Coming this November, for the first time on blu-ray!


FUNimation is excited to announce that we have acquired the rights to Noein, the 2005 sci-fi hit from the director of Escaflowne and the studio behind Aquarion and Macross Frontier!






Keep an eye our for more details on these big announcements in the near future!


Black Lagoon Collector’s Edition Announced at Otakon 2015!

Just announced in the FUNimation Industry Panel at Otakon 2015:

The Black Lagoon Collector’s Edition!

Available on Blu-ray+DVD Combo November 2015

Prepare to plunder, steal, and kick some major ass with this awesome release which includes:

- Season 1 + Season 2 + Roberta’s Blood Trail OVA on Blu-ray – over 13 hours of content

- Collectible “Ammo tin” chipboard box

- 60 page full-color art book

- Black Lagoon lighter

- Black Lagoon dog tags

(Art not final) 

Coming November 2015!



Today Was a Fairy Tale: It’s Time for Otakon 2015!


Fandoms join together like tales in a story book this weekend at Otakon 2015 – and we’ve certainly got a bunch of tales to contribute! Join us as we head to Baltimore, Maryland for panels, announcements, premieres, and much more magical anime fun!




  • FUNimation Favorites Panel | Friday, July 24th | 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM | Panel Room 7 (Hilton Key 1-6)
    Join FUNimation staff as we take a look at some of our personal favorites from current anime and past classics. What’s your FUNimation favorite?