GARO THE ANIMATION – English Voice Cast Announcement!

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Just announced at the Funimation Industry Panel at Anime Matsuri, GARO THE ANIMATION, Season One Part One, is coming to Blu-ray & DVD on April 26, and that means it’s time to meet the cast and crew behind the English dub!

 

Part One Synopsis:

A long time ago in the kingdom of Valiante, humans shared the world with Horrors—monsters who feed on humans with weakness in their hearts. Desperate to put an end to the Horrors’ reign, the King allowed his advisor Mendoza to launch a witch hunt targeting the magic users who had sworn to protect humanity from evil.

 

One-by-one the famed Makai Knights and Alchemists were cut down by Mendoza and his men. That is, until a young Makai Knight named León inherited the golden armor of Garo and with it, the power to save the kingdom. But unlike the other Makai Knights who fight to protect humanity, León is young, reckless, and driven by his desire to avenge his mother’s death at Mendoza’s hands. How can an immature Golden Knight who fights for the wrong reasons hope to protect anyone?

 

 

CAST

 

León Luís Ricco Fajardo
Germán Luís David Wald
Alfonso San Valiante Justin Briner
Bernardo Dion Ivan Jasso
Mendoza Vic Mignogna
Anna Luís Anastasia Muñoz
Ema Guzmán Monica Rial
Garm Tia Ballard
Rafael Ben Bryant
Zaruba Barry Yandell
Octavia Colleen Clinkenbeard
Fernando Ben Phillips
Esmeralda Dawn M. Bennett
Ximena Coronado Jād Saxton

 

 

CREW

 

ADR Director Caitlin Glass
ADR Engineers Peter Hawkinson
Matt Grounds
Lead Writer Patrick Seitz
 

 

 

Pre-order your epic copy now!

 

 

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GameSamba, Funimation, and NGames announce “FAIRY TAIL” mobile game

EVERETT, WA – GameSamba, NGames Interactive Limited, and Funimation Entertainment have announced today that they are working with Kodansha to develop and publish an officially licensed mobile game based on the hit “Fairy Tail” franchise. The “Fairy Tail” game will be available in multiple languages worldwide on Android and iOS devices, and is expected to be released by the end of 2016.

“’Fairy Tail’ is one of our favorite franchises, and we look forward to working with NGames and Funimation to create a game fans will love,” said Scott Wong, President and Co-Founder of GameSamba.

The game will be a mobile RPG featuring a new side story that draws from the sequel series of the anime. Players will recruit and battle against their favorite characters from “Fairy Tail,” in order to form the most powerful team of wizards.

In addition to the new mobile game, GameSamba and Funimation previously announced an upcoming web-based free-to-play MMORPG based on “Fairy Tail.” NGames will also work with the two companies to help develop that title. The new mobile and web games will be independent of each other.

More details about the games will be revealed in the coming months. To stay up to date on the development of the games, fans can stay tuned to the GameSamba website and Facebook page.

Conventions 2016 – Warming Up at Anime Matsuri Houston

 

We’re heading down south to the warmer weathers of Houston to take part in the 10th anniversary of Anime Matsuri Houston. We’re bringing the booth deals, we’re bringing the fun panels, and we’re bringing the English Dub premieres, and even more! Be sure to give Justin, Tara, Tim, and Godswill your southern hospitality as they bring all of the fun!

 

 

PANELS

 

 

Funimation Favorites | Friday, February 26th | 7:00pm – 8:00pm | Panel Room 5 (370A-F)

Funimation takes 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!
 

 

Funimation Peep Show (18+) | Friday, February 26th | 12:00am – 1:30am | Panel Room 3 (Grand Ballroom C)

Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW. Watch jiggly clips and trailers from some of the hottest Funimation titles with hosts Herbie Housely (@HerbieHousely) and Cookie Stratford (@CookieStratford).  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, February 27th | 10:00am – 11:30am | Panel Room 1 (Grand Ballroom A)

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!
 
 
 

 

DEALER’S BOOTH

 

 

Dealer Booth Hours:

 

Friday | 11:30am – 7:00pm

Saturday | 9:30am – 7:00pm

Sunday | 9:30am – 4:00pm

 

In addition to sweet savings that can be found at the booth we’re bringing in the Lucky Pin Draw where if you spend a certain amount at the booth, you get to choose the pin you want! Pin tiers are:

 

  • $75 – 1 pin
  • $125 – 2 pins
  • $150 – 3 pins
  • $200 – 4 pins

 

With every purchase we’ll be handing out collectible shopping bags and a Funimation Lanyard!

 

In the dealers hall adjacent to the Funimation Booth will be a streaming theater that will be showing all Funimation Content all weekend.  Check your schedule for screening showtimes.

 

 

 

 

SCREENINGS

 

 

Rage of Bahamut: Genesis

 

 

English Dub Premiere | Check Schedule for Details
 

 

 

Series Synopsis:

 

Two thousand years ago, the black-and-silver-winged dragon, Bahamut, terrorized the magical land of Mistarcia. The humans, god, and demons that inhabited the land united forces against the fiend and sealed its power into a key which was split in two, one half protected by gods and the other protected by demons. Now, Mistarcia is a peaceful realm – until a human woman steals the god’s half of the key. Based on the immensely popular digital card game, Rage of Bahamut: Genesis is an exciting blend of action and fantasy.

 

 

Get a Free Month of Anime During GameStop’s Anime Day!

Set your alarm becase our friends at GameStop have a pretty awesome reason for you to wake up on a Saturday.

Tomorrow, February 20th, is Anime Day, and there’s some REALLY cool stuff in store for you! Head to your local GameStop for some major sales, new POP! Vinyls and a number of ways to get a FREE 30-Day FunimationNow subscription code! Two new GameStop exclusive Funko POP! Vinyl figures, Kurama Mode Kurama POP! and Hallow Ichigo POP! will be launching tomorrow!

 

Plus, purchase any of the following anime game titles to get a code for 30 days of free anime with a FunimationNow:

 

  • Dragon Ball Xenoverse (PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3)
  • One Piece Pirate Warriors3 (PS4)
  • Sword Art Online: Lost Song (PS Vita, PS4)
  • Tales of Zestiria (PS4, PS3)

 

Or one of the new exclusive POP! figures! So get lots of rest. You’ve got a big day of anime ahead of you tomorrow!

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 Head to GameStop.com for more details and to find a participating store near you! 

 

Funimation Acquires Mamoru Hosoda’s The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, In Time For Its 10th Anniversary!

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With all of the news about the upcoming US theatrical run of The Boy and the Beast (starting March 4, tickets available now), there’s one major question that anime fans have been dying to know:

 

Are we going to license The Girl Who Leapt Through Time?

 

We are absolutely ecstatic to announce today that Funimation has acquired the rights to Mamoru Hosoda’s award-winning film The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, and we are planning a home video release for this summer, just in time for the film’s 10th anniversary!

 

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is the first original film not tied to a TV anime series, from the director of Summer Wars, Wolf Children, and The Boy and the Beast. If you love the energetic humor of Summer Wars and the tender emotion of Wolf Children, you’re in for a real treat. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time was the first film ever to receive the Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year (sort of the Japanese equivalent to the Oscars), an honor shared with three films from Hayao Miyazaki. Director Hosoda himself has been called “rank[ed] first among the Japanese animation directors seen as successors to now-retired industry giant Hayao Miyazaki — and for good reason” by The Japan Times, so see this history-making director at his roots with one of his most classic films.

 

Additional news and pre-orders for The Girl Who Leapt Through Time will be coming soon— be sure to keep an eye on the Funimation blog for updates!

 

SYNOPSIS

After waking up late, flunking her pop quiz, embarrassing herself on numerous occasions, and starting a fire in her home economics class, high school student Makoto Konno figures she’s just having one of those days. And just when she thinks she’s made it through, the brakes on her bike malfunction putting her on a collision course with a speeding train. The life-ending accident would have been the perfect end to the worst day ever, but the strangest thing happens—she leaps backwards in time.

 

After unlocking her new ability, Makoto does what any teenager would do. She re-takes tests, corrects embarrassing situations, and sleeps in as late as she wants, never thinking that her carefree time travelling could have a negative effect on the people she cares about. By the time she realizes the damage she’s done, she only has a few leaps left to make things right.

Free! -Eternal Summer- Valentine’s Day Contest Winners!

Our Free! -Eternal Summer- Valentine’s contest is now over— check out the winners and the rest of these amazing entries! We had SO MANY submissions showing your love for Free! and your favorite boy (or boys~ (●ゝω・)b⌒★). Thanks to all entrants for celebrating Valentine’s Day and the release of the Blu-ray/DVD (which is available TODAY!) with us!!

 

We originally only had one prize pack, but because it was so hard to choose winners, we decided to give away three additional ones as well— the runners up will each receive a Free! -Eternal Summer- bag, tumbler, and notebook!

 

Free! Prize Pack

 

 

Grand prize winner: 

 

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THIS LEFT US CRYING. The beauty of this entry is in its subtlety, telling a sweet story of a romantic dinner, some Netflix and Chill, and ALSO THAT BLINDFOLD, I CAN’T

 

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Runners up:

 

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This entry shows some serious dedication to husbando Rin—and so much exclusive or rare Japanese merch too! #lifegoals

 

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We looped this Vine SO many times. With three dakimakura and a giant Haru manjuu in one bed, did her Valentine’s Day just get ruined or… better…???

 

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The wedding dress and tux! This MakoHaru submission shows major commitment and is SO CUTE. Also WE WANT THOSE DISPLAY CASES.
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There were so many others that we wanted to reward, so please check them all out and comment! Thanks to everyone for going all-out! (All-out. All-out. All-out. All-out. All-out. Perfect body.) Free! -Eternal Summer- is out NOW on Blu-ray and DVD Combo Pack— get your copy today at our shop!

 

Rage of Bahamut: Genesis – English Voice Cast Announcement!

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Just announced at the Funimation Industry Panel at Katsucon! Rage of Bahamut: Genesis is coming to Blu-ray & DVD on April 26, and you know what that means: it’s time to meet the cast and crew behind the English dub!

 

Meet Favaro Leone, professional bounty hunter and casual scoundrel. When he’s not crossing swords with his arch nemesis and former best friend, Kaisar Lidford, he can be found at the local tavern spinning tall tales to anyone who will listen. After a one-winged demoness overhears his drunken boasts, she wrangles him into an unbreakable contract that will force him to make good on the promise he made.

 

With nothing but a destination in mind, the pair set out on their grand adventure—completely unaware of the dark forces working to fulfill an ancient prophecy that will bring about the end of the world. That is, unless a charming rogue, a clueless demon, a disgraced knight, and a tiny zombie can band together to change the course of history.

 

Visually arresting and fun from start to finish, Rage of Bahamut is a can’t-miss title for any action-fantasy fan.

 

CAST
FAVARO – Ian Sinclair
KAISAR – Chris Rager
AMIRA – Tia Ballard
CERBERUS – Leah Clark
LAVALLEY – Tyson Rinehart
BACCHUS – Brian Mathis
MARTINET – Christopher R. Sabat
AZAZEL – Kent Williams
JEANNE D’ARC – Jād Saxton
RITA – Apphia Yu
BEELZEBUB – Vic Mignogna
HAMSA – Kyle Phillips
CHARIOCE XIII – Barry Yandell
CREW
ADR Director – Sonny Strait
ADR Engineer – Patrick Morphy
Head Writer – John Burgmeier
Script Writer – Jared Hedges

 

 

Pre-order your epic copy now!

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Limited Edition Blu-ray & DVD (pictured)

 

 

 

 

Black Butler’s Latest Installments Come to Home Video in Book of Circus and Book of Murder! + Cast Announcement

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We’ve got some big announcements today for Black Butler fans out there— new installments of the series are coming to home video, and we have your English dub cast announcement AND season 3 trailer!

 

Black Butler: Book of Circus is the newest season, completely based on the Noah’s Ark Circus arc from the original manga by Yana Toboso. See Ciel and Sebastian infiltrate a traveling circus and meet its glamorous performers—who all hold a dark secret. This is definitely one of the most shocking, emotional, and frankly beautiful installments yet in the Black Butler series.

 

The complete third season is being released on April 19. The Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack features a handsome chipboard box, as well as a premium disc packaging in the form of a long fold-out digipak that displays tons of detailed artwork from the covers of the original Japanese releases—definitely the release of choice for ultra-fans of Black Butler and its gorgeous art style.

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You can pre-order here! 

 

 A standard edition in a normal single disc case is also available, here!

 

We’ll also be releasing Black Butler: Book of Murder, a two-part OVA series about 2 hours long— think of these as two short movies. A murder mystery occurs at Phantomhive Manor, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (yes, the author of the Sherlock Holmes series) shows up as a character. Pre-orders for Book of Murder will begin next week, and the OVA set will be released on Blu-ray/DVD Combo on May 17.

 

Here’s the cast list of new and returning characters for Black Butler: Book of Circus:

SEBASTIAN J. Michael Tatum
CIEL Brina Palencia
JOKER Matthew Mercer
BEAST Tia Ballard
DOLL Mikaela Krantz
DAGGER Michael Sinterniklaas
SNAKE Spike Spencer
PETER Vic Mignogna
WENDY Rachel Robinson
JUMBO Christopher R. Sabat
DOC Alex Organ
ADR Director Ian Sinclair
ADR Engineer Donald Shults

 

 

And the same for the characters of Black Butler: Book of Murder:

SEBASTIAN J. Michael Tatum
CIEL Brina Palencia
ARTHUR Taliesin Axelrod ……………………..,,
CHARLES GREY Clifford Chapin
CHARLES PHIPS Brandon Potter
GRIMSBY KEANE Aaron Roberts
CARL WOODLEY David Wald
IRENE DIAZ Jamie Marchi
GEORG VON SIEMENS Tyson Rinehart
PATRICK PHELPS Brandon McInnis
ADR Director Ian Sinclair
ADR Engineer Donald Shults

 

 

Check out the preview for Black Butler Book of Circus:

 

Dimension W on Adult Swim’s Toonami Starting February 27th!

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We’re excited to announce that our new series Dimension W will  broadcast on Adult Swim’s Toonami schedule beginning Saturday, February 27, 2016.  English dub episodes of the new anime series will air during the Toonami block each Saturday night at 12:30AM Eastern. Each dub episode will be available exclusively on Adult Swim for two-weeks before it is available for streaming on Funimation.com.

 

We’re also releasing a bi-weekly Production Diary on YouTube available here which features behind-the-scenes videos on the creation of Dimension W. New simulcast Japanese subtitled episodes of the series stream at 9:00 a.m. on Saturdays at FunimationNow and the Hulu streaming services.

 

Synopsis:

In the year 2071, the world’s energy problems seem solved by a network of cross-dimensional electric-field inductors- “coils” -that extract energy from a seemingly infinite source. That source is the W dimension, a fourth plane that exists beyond the X, Y, and Z dimensions.

 

In this world, unofficial “illegal” coils harness powers that the police can’t hope to counter. Dealing with these coils is the job of coil-hating repo man Kyoma, whose run-in with the unique coil android Mira leads the two to form a reluctant partnership.

 

 

 

English Cast List

 

 

Primary Cast:

Kyoma:   Christopher R. Sabat

Albert:   Eric Vale

Mira:   Jad Saxton

Loser:  J. Michael Tatum

 

Additional Supporting Cast:

Mary:  Stephanie Young

Koorogi:   Josh Grelle

Shido:  Jeremy Schwartz

 

Crew:

ADR Director:  Zach Bolton, Colleen Clinkenbeard

ADR Engineer:   Brandon Peters

Script: Bonny Clinkenbeard

Fairy Tail Zero – English Cast Announcement!

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Episode 1 of the broadcast dub hits Funimation Streaming Service tonight at 9pm EST – head HERE to watch (and select “Zero” from the Season dropdown menu)!

 

Summary

This prequel series depicts the founding of the Fairy Tail guild. Many years ago, Mavis Vermilion was a servant on Sirius Island, mistreated by a guild master and his daughter, Zera. But Mavis stayed positive, because her mother once told her that fairies never visit people who cry about their problems. When the guild came under attack, Mavis pulled Zera from the wreckage into the forest. Seven years went by, and the powerful wizards Warrod Sequen, Precht, and Yuri Dreyer arrived on the island, seeking a powerful jade gemstone. This journey would change the course of magical history.

 

Cast

Mavis Vermillion:   Leah Clark

Yuri Dreyer:   Clifford Chapin

Warrod Sequen:   Cris George

Precht Gaebolg:  David Trosko

Zera:  Jeannie Tirado

 

Crew

ADR Director:  Tyler Walker

Assistant Director:  Aaron Dismuke

ADR Engineers:   Patrick Morphy, William Dewell, Zachary Davis

Lead Writer:   Tyler Walker