Fandoms join together like tales in a story book this weekend atOtakon 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?
Video games and Mech-suits are some of our favorite things at FUNimation! This weekend, FUNimation will be heading out to two conventions that have both of those things: MechaCon in New Orleans and SGC in Frisco, TX. As always, we plan to bring the fun with packed panels and great deals at our booths!
FUNimation Peep Show (18+) | Friday, July 17th | 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM | Location: Panel Room 1
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!
Join FUNimation star as we take a look at some of our personal favorites from current anime and past classics. What’s your FUNimation favorite?
Dragon Ball Z: Original Voice Actor Reunion | Saturday, July 18th | 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM | Location: Main Stage
For the first time, the voice actors from the original Dragon Ball Z will be reunited in a massive homecoming like no other! Join FUNimation, ScrewAttack, and the original voice actors for a time like no other!
Dragon Ball Z: Original Voice Actor Autograph Session | Saturday, July 18th | 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM | Location: Autograph Area 1
Stop by and get your hands on some great anime deals, plus:
Get a free FUNimation lanyard with every purchase!
With a $75+ purchase, you can enter a lucky draw for 1 of 7 FUNimation-exclusive pins!
Venus Project -Climax- is a unique multimedia series that will not only pit 2D idols against each other, but will also have the voice actresses competing in challenges often seen in Japanese variety shows. The live-action segments add a whole new layer to the drama within the anime. It’s a story within a story!
Former member of idol group SKE48, Suzuko Kanzaki (AKB0048)
Rin Hoshizora (Love Live!), Kana Uehara (Re-Kan!)
Experience a unique multimedia experience with Venus Project -Climax-! Set in a near-future Japan, Formula Venus is the new entertainment format that pits aspiring performers against each other for the title of New Idol Princess. Eriko Hara hopes to win to support the orphanage that took her in and the children that currently live there.
This unique multimedia show will also pit the actual voice actresses against each other in a series of live challenges. It’s 2D vs. 3D in Venus Project -Climax-!
Ahoy there matey! One Piece is back again on New Release Tuesday for new adventures, including ones that everyone has been waiting for, Sabaody Archipelago! Now you can get Collection 13 which rounds off Enies Lobby, and Season 7 Voyage 1 which introduces the Eleven Supernovas and the Celestial Dragons today!
The assault on Enies Lobby rages on as Spandam drags Robin towards the towering Gates of Justice! Zoro’s demonic nine-sword fighting style sets the stage for a blistering barrage of heroic attacks as the Straw Hats inch ever closer to a joyous reunion with their captured crewmate. Thankfully, Luffy and his mates manage to emerge victorious, but after bidding a fiery farewell to the Going Merry, these pirates won’t be going anywhere! There’s a hefty new bounty of each of their heads, and their only hope for escape rests on the cyborg soldiers of Franky. The blue-haired, speedo-sporting, shipwright offers to build the Straw Hats a new vessel, but time is of the essence. Some very familiar marines are breathing down their necks, and the crew can’t set sail without a boat – or their stubborn sniper.
Buoyed by the addition of a new crew member, the Straw Hats steer their quest for adventure into the dangerous waters of the Red Line!
Sanji’s meets his dream girl when the crew crosses paths with Camie, a beautiful mermaid in distress! Luffy agrees to help Camie save her best friend, but the rescue is quickly complicated by surly sea monsters, dive-bombing flying fish, and a foe with an eerily familiar face. The situation gets even stickier when the friend in need of rescue turns out to be a gilled goon from Nami’s dark past! Nevertheless, Luffy proves to be a man of his word and unveils some new tricks in a toe-to-toe brawl with a giant brute of a bull. Once the dust settles, the Straw Hats drop anchor at an island bursting with bubbles in the hopes of equipping their ship for underwater travel! But when Camie is kidnapped, job number one becomes saving their newest friend from the cruel clutches of the Celestial Dragons!
And now what everyone has been waiting for, the Supernova English Cast:
Trafalgar Law – Matthew Mercer
Jewelry Bonney – Laura Wetsel
Capone Bege – Kyle Hebert
Basil Hawkins – T. Axelrod
Eustass Kid – Justin Cook
Scratchmen Apoo – Brad Venable
Urouge – Major Attaway
Drake – D.C. Douglas
Killer – Leo Fabian
Additional Season 7 Cast Announcements:
Camie – Megan Shipman
Pappagu – Chris Cason
Shakky – Elizabeth Maxwell
Duval – David Vincent
Rayleigh – Bruce Carey
Boa Hancock – Lydia Mackay
This month, we have a high-action, high-drama reboot of a classic, 009 Re:Cyborg! The crew reunites once again to root out terrorism that troubles the world!
From Kenji Kamiyama, the visionary director behind Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, comes a gripping, visually captivating sci-fi thriller.
Many years ago, nine humans were captured and transformed into cyborgs for the purposes of becoming agents of evil. Instead, they rebelled; becoming champions of justice anytime the earth was in need.
Now, in a post-9/11 world, the meaning of “justice” has become clouded. The cyborgs, untouched by time, and some without memory of their status as heroes, have since taken up lives as ordinary civilians. But when a mysterious force known only as “His Voice” compels people across the world to commit unspeakable acts of violence, even Cyborg 009, Joe Shimamura, falls victim to the irresistible faceless power.
In an era when cyber-terrorism is rapidly advancing, how can the cyborgs combat an enemy that has no face and seemingly no motive?
Catch FREE screenings of the movie, 009 Re:Cyborg (before it hits Blu-ray and DVD, July 28th!) at the following Alamo Drafthouse Theaters. Click on the showtimes to reserve your seat!
J.C. Staff (Bakuman., A Certain Magical Index, The Familiar of Zero)
Synopsis: Hachimitsu Academy, a prestigious all-girls school, has finally become co-ed, and average teen Kiyoshi is one of five boys to enroll. Unfortunately, an underground student council of ruthless, totally hot female students clandestinely rules the school! And when the boys are caught peeping, they’re sent to the school’s prison, where their punishment comes in the form of whips and chains.
One of the biggest conventions in North America is here, so surely FUNimation will be there with BIG plans in the works! From panels to parties to (autograph) pennings, we’ll have it all waiting for you at Comic-Con International: San Diego. Check out our full line-up for the weekend, and get ready for FUNimation in full force:
Panels and Autographs
Thursday, July 9th
Dragon Ball Z Signing | 2:00P – 3:30P | Location: FUNimation booth Sean Schemmel, Christopher R. Sabat, Chris Ayres
FUNimation Industry Panel | 5:30p – 6:30p | Location: Room 24ABC
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!
Friday, July 10th
Dragon Ball Z Signing | 12:30P – 1:30P | Location: FUNimation booth Sean Schemmel, Christopher R. Sabat, Chris Ayres
Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ | 5:30P – 6:30P | Location: 24ABC
This summer, Dragon Ball Z returns to the big screen as the series’ most evil villian seeks his revenge. Get an exclusive sneak peek at the next feature-length film in the Dragon Ball Z franchise, Resurrection ‘F’; as well as a panel and Q&A with stars Sean Schemmel (voice of Goku), Christopher Sabat (voice of Vegeta / ADR director), and Chris Ayres (voice of Frieza). Tweet along using the hashtag #DBZSDCC for a chance to win some prizes.
Saturday, July 11th
Dragon Ball Z Signing | 1:00P – 2:00P | Location: FUNimation booth Sean Schemmel, Christopher R. Sabat, Chris Ayres
Sunday, July 12th
Dragon Ball Z Signing | 11:00A – 12:00P | Location: FUNimation booth Sean Schemmel, Christopher R. Sabat
Attack On Titan The Movie: Part One Signing | 1:00P – 2:00P | Location: FUNimation booth Shinji Higuchi (Director)
Stop by and get your hands on some great anime deals, plus:
Get a free FUNimation lanyard with every purchase!
Fight For Frieza: Galactic Army Boot Camp
Location: Petco Park (Garden at Ballest Point | Main Concourse Level | 100 Park Blvd)
Thursday, July 9th | 11:00A – 5:00P
Friday, July 10th | 11:00A – 5:00P
Saturday, July 11th | 10:00A – 6:00P
Sunday, July 12th | 11:00A – 5:00P
Frieza has landed at San Diego Comic Con International, and he wants YOU to join his galactic army! Head to Petco Park to gauge your power level, pose for photos, pick up exclusive Frieza Force gear and find out if you have what it takes to serve Lord Frieza.
Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ Movie Party
Location: Whiskey Girl (702 5th Ave.)
Thursday, July 9th | 7:00P – 10:00P
Friday, July 10th | 7:00P – 10:00P
Saturday, July 11th | 7:00P – 10:00P
Celebrate Dragon Ball Z’s return to the big screen with a party featuring special cast appearances, Dragon Ball Z themed drinks and snacks, giveaways, spray paint tattoos, beer pong, a Dragon Ball Z photo booth for bragging rights, and arm wrestling competitions to prove your strength along with our partners at Xbox Video, Zico & Dream Water. (This is a 21+ event)
FUNimation has your summer romance ready with Junjo Romantica 3. This continuation of the popular BL series is filled with romance, longing, and of course, drama. If your summer isn’t steamy enough, spend a little time with the men of Junjo Romantica 3.
Sol Badguy (Guilty Gear XX), Raul Creed (Ergo Proxy)
Cloud Strife (Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children), Suzaku (Code Geass)
Chiaki Kon (Junjo Romantica, Nodame Cantabile: Paris, Sekai-Ichi Hatsukoi)
From the director of Rosario + Vampire comes Sky Wizards Academy, the newest addition to FUNimation’s summer season. It’s back to school for Kanata Age when he’s assigned three of the worst mages-in-training to mold into Sky Wizards!
Haruna (Is This a Zombie?), Yoshino (Date A Live)
Chiho (The Devil Is a Part-Timer!), Margot (Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere)
Julie (Absolute Duo), Ogiue (Genshiken)
Kirito (Sword Art Online), Sora (No Game, No Life)
Synopsis: Forced to retreat to floating cities due to an invasion of magical armored insects, humanity must now depend on Sky Wizards to battle the menace via mid-air battles.
Once known as the “Black Master Swordsman,” Kanata Age is now considered a traitor and is assigned to lead an F-class of mismatched mages.
Misora Whitale has all the enthusiasm to be a leader, but she’s failed 100 consecutive tests. Rico Flamel is a genius sniper, but she’s a little self-absorbed, and Lecty Eisenach is a candidate with all the ambition, but zero confidence.
It’s up to Kanata Age to train the troubled trio to become accomplished Sky Wizards.
This New Release Tuesday, we’ve made the call and now you can own the first season of Noragami on Blu-ray and DVD! There are tons of fun to be had with this minor god, Yato, and his spiritual gang as they vanquish phantoms and odd-jobs for the sweet, low price of 5 yen!
Minor god Yato is down on his luck. Fed up with his slacker lifestyle, his partner abruptly quits. He has no money, no worshippers, and no shrine to call home. But just when things are starting to seem hopeless, a bus accident forces him to cross paths with Hiyori Iki, a sweet and perky high school girl. After the accident, Hiyori’s soul has a bad habit of slipping out of her body, and after enlisting Yato’s help to get her back to normal, she begins to fall into the world of spirits and gods.
But Hiyori’s not the only one who’s keeping tabs on Yato. A god from Yato’s past is back, and he’s not interested in a friendly reunion.