Posts Tagged ‘Dragon Ball Z’

Summoning the Dragon at San Diego Comic-Con

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!

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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)

 

 

FUNimation Booth

 

Stop by and get your hands on some great anime deals, plus:

  • Get a free FUNimation lanyard with every purchase!

 

 

Events

 

 

Fight For Frieza: Galactic Army Boot Camp

Location: Petco Park (Garden at Ballest Point | Main Concourse Level | 100 Park Blvd)

Times:

  • 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.)

Times:

  • 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)
 
 

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Brace Yourselves for Anime Expo 2015!

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The biggest anime convention in North America is right around the corner, and that means FUNimation has BIG plans in the works!  From premieres to panels and prizes, we’ll have it all waiting for you at Anime Expo 2015. So get ready, Los Angeles, because our crew is heading your way in full force! Check out our full line-up for the weekend, and brace yourselves for the best anime over-load you’ll have all year:

 

Events

Thursday, July 2nd
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  • FUNimation: Guide to Anime Expo | 11:30a – 12:30p | Location: LP3/408AB
    Premieres, panels, promotions, and plenty more! Learn everything you need to know about what’s going on with FUNimation this year at Anime Expo. Tweet us using the hashtag #FUNimationPanel for a chance to win prizes. You could even get exclusive tickets to attend the Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ red carpet dub premiere event later that evening.
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  • Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ World Dub Premiere & Red Carpet | Red Carpet 6:30p | Screening 8:00p (Invite Only) at Regal Cinema LA Live
    Celebrity guests to include Sean Schemmel, Christopher R. Sabat and Chris Ayres. Check the FUNimation Facebook & Twitter channels for information and ticket giveaways.

 

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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 www.dragonballz.com 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 www.dragonballz.com.

 

 

C2E2, it is you, it is you!

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We’re braving the wind and heading to Chi-Town for C2E2 2015 (April 24-26)!  Be sure to join us, as we’ll be bringing in some of our heavy hitters to help pump up the con. You won’t want to miss out on our panels, screenings, and events!

 

 

 

Panels

FUNimation Industry Panel – Room S402 – Saturday (4/25) | 12:30 – 1:30 PM

  • From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news and information from North America’s largest anime distributor – FUNimation

FUNimation Presents: 25 Years of Dragon Ball Z – Room S404 – Saturday (4/25) | 5:30-7:00 PM

  • Join FUNimation and Voice Actors Seán Schemmel (Goku) and Christopher Sabat (Vegeta) for a nostalgic look back at the past 25 years of Dragon Ball Z from its broadcast debut to the upcoming summer theatrical release of the the new feature film Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F.’

Lost Girl: Season 5 and Beyond – Room S404 – Sunday (4/26) | 2:45- 3:45 PM

  • We are proud to present two of the amazing Stars that help to make Prodigy Pictures’ Lost Girl airing on Syfy Channel such a Fan fae-vorite. Join us for a Panel discussion featuring Paul Amos (Vex) and Emmanuelle Vaugier (The Morrigan) for a Q&A session.

 

 

Autographs/Photo Ops

Typically, there’s a fee for autographs; however, if you buy any Dragon Ball Z or Lost Girl title at the FUNimation booth, you can receive a free autograph!

 

Dragon Ball Z Signings

  • Saturday (4/25): 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM  |   Signing Table 18
  • Additional times at FUNimation Booth | TBD

 

Lost Girl Signings

  • Friday (4/24): 3:00 – 4:30 PM  |  FUNimation Booth
  • Saturday (4/25): 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM  |  FUNimation Booth
  • Saturday (4/25): 3:00 – 4:30 PM  |  FUNimation Booth
  • Sunday (4/26): 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM  |  Signing Table 18

 

Lost Girl Photo Ops

  • Friday (4/24): 2:00 – 2:45 PM  |  Epic Photo Ops
  • Saturday (4/25): 12:00 – 12:45 PM  |  Epic Photo Ops
  • Sunday (4/26): 11:00 – 11:30 AM  |  Epic Photo Ops

 

Also, be sure to join us at the Twitch Stage on Saturday (4/25) at 3:30 – 4:15 PM for a live stream interview of the cast members of Lost Girl and Dragon Ball Z!

 

Finally, be sure to drop by the FUNimation booth to pick up some classic series as well as new titles like Freezing Vibration, D-Frag!, Noir and more! And just between us (hint, hint) you could even find some new titles available early…

 

Be sure to join us! C2E2 takes place in the South Building at McCormick Place located at 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, Illinois.

 

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

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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

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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:

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FUNIMATION ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES DISTRIBUTION OF DRAGON BALL Z: RESURRECTION ‘F’

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World Premiere April 11, 2015 at Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles, CA

 

It’s the news fans have been waiting for! FUNimation Entertainment is proud to announce its distribution of the theatrical, home entertainment, video on demand and broadcast rights to the upcoming Japanese animated feature film Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’.

 

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ represents the nineteenth feature film in the Dragon Ball series. Series creator Akira Toriyama was directly involved in the film’s production, just as he was in the highly successful Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods. The English dub of the new film will be released in theaters across North America in Summer 2015.

 

However, fans of the franchise may not have to wait until summer to get a look at the film! FUNimation Entertainment has teamed up with 20th Century FOX & Toei Animation to host the world premiere of Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ (in Japanese w/ English subtitles) at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on Saturday, April 11. So, if you’re in the Los Angeles area you can be among the first in the world to see Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’. A limited amount of tickets to the premiere will be available to fans and the general public beginning today at dragonballz.com.

 

For more information on Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’, and to purchase tickets to the world premiere, please visit dragonballz.com. Tickets are extremely limited.

 

To stay up to date on the latest information about Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ be sure to like us on Facebook at facebook.com/dragonballz & facebook.com/funimation , and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/funimation.

 

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

 

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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

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(Japanese Collector’s Edition) 

 

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

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joey Bada$$ and Pro Era hang out with FUNimation

 

IMG_0255What happens when you take Dragon Ball Z, a group of hip hop artists from Brooklyn, NY, and mix them together? You get critically acclaimed rapper, Joey Bada$$ and the hip hop-based collective, Pro Era… who all happen to be huge anime fans.

 

“Got Dragon Balls like my name was Vegeta” is one of the lines from Joey’s new song, “Christ Conscious” (available now on iTunes) so it only made sense that Joey and Pro Era members CJ Fly, Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution and Dyemond Lewis paid a visit to the FUNimation office recently, while in Dallas, TX for Joey’s B4.DA.$$ tour.

 

IMG_0253But after hanging out with the Pro Era crew for most of the afternoon, we quickly discovered that they don’t just like Dragon Ball Z. The classic anime is actually a source of inspiration for many of them and a direct point of connection with fans — something we definitely understand all too well.

 

Check out the video below for our interview with Joey Bada$$ and tour of FUNimation with some of the coolest guys in hip hop.

 

 

 

There’s just one more US stop on the Pro Era Tour before the guys head out across the globe. Click here to check out the tour schedule for a show near you.  And keep an eye out for Joey Bada$$’s debut studio album, B4.DA.$$, dropping later this year.

 

Want to keep up with Pro Era on Twitter? Be sure to follow:

 

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Pro Era – @thefckingera

 

 

Joey Bada$$ – @JoeyBADASS_

 

 

CJ Fly – @FLYestintheeERA

 

 

Kirk Knight – @kirkknight

 

 

Nyck Caution – @NyckCaution

 

 

Deymond Lewis – @DyemondLewis

 

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

 

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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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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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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

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Costume Busted? You Could Win a New One on Us!

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justin winryHalloween is right around the corner, which doesn’t leave you very much time to decide on a costume. Now, we’ve all been that guy that pulls together a busted costume at the last minute, and I’m sure you’ve taken some embarrassing pictures (kinda like the one to the left here).

 

Well, we’re giving fans a chance to show us their busted previous costumes (or current ones!) for an opportunity to win an officially licensed Dragon Ball Z costumes from our friends at HalloweenCostumes.com.

 

Just click on this link and submit a photo of your “busted” costume.

 

We’ll pick 5 random winners to get their choice of one of the awesome Dragon Ball Z costumes available on HalloweenCostumes.com. Take a look at some of the choices available below, or click here to see all of the costumes.

 

For every friend you get to also enter, you will receive 1 bonus entry! Get your friends and family to join the fun and tell them to vote for your costume. (*votes are strictly for fun, and will not increase your chances of winning)

 

Contest will run from now until October 15th. Winners will be contacted via email. Click here for complete contest rules.

 

CONTEST OVER! SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM TO SEE WINNERS.

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