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Announcing Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ Theatrical Dates!

FLOWER MOUND, TEXAS – May 26, 2015. Ending the wait of hundreds of thousands of anime fans across North America, FUNimation Entertainment announced today that “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’” will screen August 4-12 in theaters across the U.S. and Canada.  The story is a follow-up to last year’s highly successful “Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods.”


“We are thrilled to bring fans – both new and old – this latest film from series creator Akira Toriyama,”
said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and founder of FUNimation. “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ is a visually stunning movie and offers even more action and comedy than Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods.”


“Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’” is the 20th film in the Dragon Ball franchise, which first debuted in North America in 1986. The new movie showcases the return of Frieza – one of the greatest villains in all of anime. Now resurrected from death, Frieza embarks on plans to take his revenge on the Z Fighters of Earth. Goku and Vegeta once again face their nemesis together, but this time it is a fight for Earth’s very survival.


“Fans are in for another amazing ride with Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’,” said Mike DuBoise, EVP and COO of FUNimation. “We will be raising the bar for the anime theater-going experience.”


“Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’” will screen in theaters nationwide from August 4 – 12, 2015.  Fans are invited to sign-up at to be alerted when ticketing opens.  Subscribers can also look forward to receiving exclusive offers, sneak peeks and other news about the film.


To get more information on “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’,” please visit



Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ – LA World Premiere!



UPDATE: We would like you to be aware of an event also taking place Saturday morning that may cause delays in traffic and parking.
All lanes of Hollywood Boulevard—between LaBrea Avenue and Vermont Avenue—will be closed for the Hollywood Half Marathon. Closures will begin at 4:00 a.m. along the entire course prior to the race start. All road closures will be final at 5:00 a.m. The races begin at 6:00 a.m., and streets will reopen on a rolling basis at the discretion of Los Angeles Dept. of Transportation. Areas along the race route will be marked as “No Parking – Tow Away Zones.” Please adhere to the dates and times posted. All streets will reopen by 2:00 p.m.
For complete information on closures, no parking zones, and Metro detours, click here. For more parking information, click here


We’re less than a week away from the World Premiere & Red Carpet Event for Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ on Saturday, April 11th at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles! With appearances from the cast & crew, cosplay gatherings, and even a chance to have your questions answered by the creators!

Fans in the Los Angeles area, you won’t want to miss this once in a lifetime event! Join us on the red carpet for a chance to meet the cast and crew; including:


  • Tadayoshi Yamamuro (director of Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’)
  • Masako Nozawa (Japanese voice actress ­for Goku)
  • Sean Schemmel (­English voice actor for Goku)
  • Chris Sabat (English voice actor for Vegeta)
  • and many more.


We’ll also be hosting a Fan Appreciation Event & Gathering, prior to the red carpet. Show up in your best Dragon Ball Z cosplay or swag for an hour of contests, trivia, and story-telling – hosted by Justin Rojas & Johnny Yong Bosch. We’ll be giving away tons of prizes from our partners at Bandai Namco Games, Funko POP!, Bluefin Toys & Collectibles, and much more.


Bonus for you die-hard fans! The first 100 people who show up to the red carpet in Dragon Ball Z cosplay or merchandise will receive a pair of limited edition, Goku & Freiza phone charms – only available in Japan! You’ll also be guaranteed a spot along the red carpet!


Things kick off at 10 am, as follows:


Complete Your Collections – Dragon Ball Z & Ghost in the Shell – New Release Tuesday

This week’s New Release Tuesday is pretty special because we’re serving up a double helping of collection-completing releases!  Bring home the final piece for TWO great series, today!


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Dragon Ball Z – Season 9


Available now on Blu-ray! – CLICK HERE



Majin Buu’s spree of terror continues, and his ruthlessness knows no bounds! In his quest to eliminate the remaining Z-Fighters, Buu has cut a path of destruction across the face of the Earth, leaving a trail of devastation so utterly complete that it may even be beyond the power of the Dragon Balls to repair…

With their efforts to stop Majin Buu quickly proving futile, the Z-Fighters have but one remaining hope against this seemingly invincible foe – the Fusion Technique! But for this desperate plan to succeed, Goku will have to join forces with his oldest rival, Vegeta! Can the combined efforts of these two mighty Saiyan warriors put a stop to Majin Buu once and for all? The final battle for the fate of the universe begins!





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Ghost in the Shell: Arise

Border: 4 – Ghost Stands Alone

(Japanese Collector’s Edition) 


Get the final OVA, available now on Blu-ray! – CLICK HERE


A staple in anime’s popularity in North America, Ghost in the Shell elevated “cyberpunk” to a whole new level. Ghost in the Shell: Arise takes it one step further with a brand new story and breathtaking visual effects.








New Release Tuesday – Huge Halloween Haul!

Already eaten the goodies you were planning on “handing out” at Halloween? Can’t wait until you go Trick-or-Treating to get more? No problem!  This New Release Tuesday is packed full of surprises that will last longer than any bag of candy — and you can get them all today! Plus, we’ve got a special FUNimation Shop treat to make things even sweeter!


The first item in the goody bag is Dragon Ball Z –  Season 8

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Click here
to get your hands on the Blu-ray edition of Season 8 now, with episodes 220 – 253 and TONS of Special Features!



The forces of good and evil have converged upon the planet Earth, and the fate of the universe hangs in the balance! The evil wizard Babidi has traveled across the galaxy on a quest for revenge, hoping to fulfill his father’s thwarted dreams of universal domination. Meanwhile, the Supreme Kai has come to enlist the aid of the Z-Fighters in an effort to prevent Babidi from completing his plans and awakening a monster of unimaginable terror – Majin Buu!

As Goku and the Z-Fighters descend into Babidi’s lair, they are confronted by an army of powerful minions, led by the Demon King Dabura himself! Can our heroes resist the wizard’s dark magic and battle their way through this host of villains before time runs out? With each passing second, more energy is gathered for the sleeping Majin Buu. And should this creature of pure evil be awakened, all life – everywhere – will be extinguished!



Second, we have a double-dose of Fairy Tail!


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synopsis – Part 12
Using a book from the Heartfilia library as a guide, the members of Fairy Tail split up to track down pieces of the Infinity Clock—a legendary enchanted item that could have the power to bring ruin to the entire world. Standing in their way is a secret order of wizards known as the Legion Platoon, who don’t trust the magic time bomb in the hands of the notoriously destructive guild. As the clock ticks closer to doomsday, an old enemy—Oración Seis—is reborn in a terrifyingly powerful new form. This dark guild has its own plans for the magical timepiece, and if Fairy Tail and the Legion Platoon can’t stop them from using the catastrophic clock, time could be up for the Fiore Kingdom.


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synopsis – Part 13

Oración Seis has kidnapped Lucy and is using her to power a clock capable of spreading catastrophic magic cross the world. If Fairy Tail doesn’t stop the dark guild, the entire Fiore Kingdom will fall into a waking nightmare and their teammate will merge with the enchanted timepiece forever. But Oración Seis isn’t the only group of wizards standing in their way: the Legion Platoon has decided that to save the world, they’ll destroy the magic clock—and Lucy. While Fairy Tail fights with all their power to rescue their teammate, the truth about Michelle comes to light and a devastating deception is exposed. When the clock begins to chime reality descends into chaos, and in the end Natsu and his fellow wizards might be too late.




Next in our Halloween haul is Ghost in the Shell – Arise, Borders 1 & 2


New Release Tuesday – Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods


Today we have a New Release Tuesday of epic  proportions! Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods is now available for you to bring home!


We’ve got two ways to add the adventure to your collection:

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  • DVDIncludes: Uncut Version of the Movie


  • DVD/Blu-ray ComboIncludes: Uncut Version
    and Theatrical Versions of the Movie 




Prepare to witness Dragon Ball Z as it has never been seen before! Stunning animation and epic new villains highlight this first new Dragon Ball feature film in over seventeen years!

Following the events of the Dragon Ball Z television series, after the defeat of Majin Buu, a new power awakens and threatens humanity. Beerus, an ancient and powerful God of Destruction, searches for Goku after hearing rumors of the Saiyan warrior who defeated Frieza. Realizing the threat Beerus poses to their home planet, the Z-fighters must find a way to stop him before it’s too late. Only Goku, humanity’s last hope, can ascend to the level of a legendary Super Saiyan God and stop Beerus from destroying Earth, and possibly the entire universe!





Artwork for Dragon Ball Z (Blu-ray) Seasons 7 – 9



Cell has been defeated and the Z-Fighters have returned to their normal lives. But, now it’s time for them to reunite as the World Martial Arts Tournament is about to begin! As we approach the Buu saga of the epic Dragon Ball Z franchise, let’s take a look at the amazing artwork for Dragon Ball Z Seasons 7, 8, and 9 on Blu-ray!


We worked closely with the art team at Toei Animation in Japan to create something unique and exciting to celebrate the memorable moments and characters from the series. Take a look at the early pencil sketches to get an idea of how we progressed to the finished piece.


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Pretty nifty, huh? Dragon Ball Z Season 7 is available now in our FUNimation Shop, and you can pre-order your copies for Seasons 8 and 9 now! Click here.



Dragon Ball Z: Cooler’s Revenge on Toonami

For all you Toonami watchers, we’ve got some exciting news! Dragon Ball Z Movie: Cooler’s Revenge will air on Toonami on 5/24 at midnight (ET). Space Dandy and Bleach will be taking a week off. Check out the schedule from Toonami’s tumblr below:


11:30pm – Attack on Titan

12:00am – DBZ Cooler’s Revenge

1:00am – Naruto Shippuden

1:30am – One Piece

2:00am – Blue Exorcist

2:30am – Black Lagoon

3:00am – Beware the Batman

3:30am – Naruto

4:00am – Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood

4:30am – Samurai Jack

5:00am – Star Wars: The Clone Wars

5:30am – Sym–bionic Titan


For more information about Dragon Ball Z, please visit

New Release Tuesday – DBZ, OniAi, Ikki Tousen, & SAVE


The Dragon Ball Z – Season One Blu-ray is now available! 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! It’s time to experience Dragon Ball Z like you’ve never experienced it before!


Also available today we have our first subtitle-only releas–OniAi. Here’s a little bit about this show.




Feast your eyes on host of desirable darlings in this sassy comedic romp from the dirty little minds that brought you Baka and Test and Hayate the Combat Butler!

When adorable teenager, Akiko, is reunited with her big brother, Akito, she’s determined to take her sisterly affection to the next level! But her BroCon fantasies are dealt a cruel blow by the arrival of three colorful rivals. There’s a blonde heiress with a fetish for plushies, a boyish beauty who yearns to serve, and a ravishing redhead who’ll stop at nothing to get her man! Every coy ploy Akiko dreams up is deviously derailed by robes that just happen to fall open, the flashing of come hither eyes, or scandalous splashing in the community bath! While Akiko has her hands full staying a step ahead of the competition, poor conflicted Akito can’t help but think: my little sister can’t be this…adorable!?


What do you think of having subtitle-only releases? Is this something you’d like to see more of in the future?


Also available today, we have Ikki Tousen – Great Guardians on DVD and Chrono Crusade joins our S.A.V.E. (Super Amazing Value Edition) line on DVD.


Will you be picking up any of these titles today?

“Dragon Ball Z” Season Sets Blasting onto Blu-ray This Winter


Flower Mound, TX (November 7, 2013) – FUNimation® Entertainment has announced that it is giving the Blu-ray release of the anime phenomenon Dragon Ball Z another go.

Originally attempted with the Level Sets in 2011, production was suspended due to technical challenges of the frame by frame restoration from the original film.  After careful evaluation of the process, FUNimation is glad to announce that restoration has recommenced and releases will be available before years end.

Different from the Level Sets before it, the episode count on the Blu-ray Season Sets will be identical to their extremely popular DVD counterparts. Also different, is the restoration and re-mastering process being used. A bolder, more vibrant color palette is being used to produce a picture current, and future, televisions can take advantage of. The Blu-ray Season Sets will also come in a widescreen format. Precise shot-by-shot reframing of each scene has used to ensure the optimal picture when converting from its native, full screen format.

“We want Dragon Ball Z to be a part of the modern, HD experience,” said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and president at FUNimation Entertainment. “We want people to see it and know that the time and care has been taken to give them something similar to what they’d see being created  today.”

Each set of three releases will feature never-before-seen triptych cover art, showcasing the major heroes and villains from Dragon Ball Z’s three major sagas.

Included in the Dragon Ball Z Blu-ray Season Sets will be a nine-part extra features special that spans the entirety of the releases. Each Season Set will include brand new cast interviews, retrospectives, and fan submissions.

Dragon Ball Z: Season One (Blu-ray) will be available online and at retail stores on December 31, 2013.

To celebrate the announcement of this release, FUNimation is having a 4-day only, pre-order special on their website. From November 7 – November 11, fans can pre-order Dragon Ball Z: Season One (Blu-ray) for $24.74 (45% off). Click this link to view the sale.