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New Release Tuesday – In Case You Missed it the First Time

Happy New Release Tuesday! We have several releases today for those who might have missed them the first time around, or were waiting for a lower price point before pouncing.


First up, the collections continue with One Piece Collection 9!



When Luffy and his mates drop anchor at the bizarre island of Long Ring Long Land, they’re challenged to a Davy Back Fight by the fast-talking Foxy Pirates! The Straw Hats are no strangers to squabbles, but the sacred code of pirates decrees that this contest could cost Luffy his crew! Next on the horizon for the Hats, it’s a case of missing memories as everyone but Robin forgets they ever knew each other. Usopp is quick to claim the title of captain, and Zoro does the unthinkable by attacking Luffy! Can Robin recover the crew’s lost recollections before disaster strikes!? She’d better work fast because far greater foes lie ahead, and the Straw Hats will need all hands on deck if they hope to survive the return of Captain Foxy – and the icy arrival of Admiral Aokiji!


Click here to buy it today!


FUNimation Acquires Home Video Rights for One Piece Film: Z

Flower Mound, Texas (April 7, 2014) – FUNimation® Entertainment announced today it has acquired the U.S. and Canadian home video rights for One Piece Film: Z. The 12th movie based off the long-running, action anime, One Piece Film: Z finds Luffy and his crew of Straw Hat Pirates in the New World – facing off against the powerful, former Marine Admiral “Z.” Similar to One Piece Film: Strong World, released in November of last year, One Piece creator, Eiichiro Oda, worked closely with the director on the film.


One Piece Film: Z is expected to be released in Fall 2014. For future release details, cast announcement, and exclusive content, be sure to Like the official One Piece page on Facebook: http://facebook.com/onepieceofficial


More About One Piece
This extremely popular series is based on the manga by Eiichiro Oda and follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and his crew of Straw Hat Pirates. The series is currently into its 639th episode. Fans can watch new simulcast episodes every Saturday at 9:00 pm ET on www.onepieceoffical.com and funimation.com/one-piece.

FUNimation’s 2014 Spring Season


It’s time for our final announcement!  We’ve already announced:


selector infected WIXOSS
Fairy Tail
Dragonar Academy
Ping Pong
Soul Eater Not!
and Riddle Story of Devil


…in addition to the continuing episodes of One Piece this season.  We’re pleased to announce that Date A Live II will be joining our spring season! We don’t have a confirmed date and time yet, but we’ll let you know as soon as we do. Check out the synopsis for season two!


Gear up for a thrilling second season of the smash hit anime Date a Live! This epic new chapter picks up where last season ended and introduces some titillating new developments – like a stunning set of twin Sirens! Don’t miss this chance for a second date with your favorite space babes or their adorable hijinks could wreak havoc on planet Earth! Fans are sure to flip for this irresistible offering from the studio behind Cat Planet Cuties.


While you’re waiting for new episodes, be sure to check out Date A Live season one! The BD/DVD Combo releases on June 10th. Click here to pre-order.





Heading North to Anime Boston!


Anime Boston is right around the corner, and we have a ton of great events planned for you.


We have panels on Friday & Saturday!  Check out the schedule below!


Friday  3/21
2:30pm-3:30pm – Constitution (Sheraton) – Funimation 20th Anniversary
4:00pm-5:00pm – Constitution (Sheraton) – Funimation Online
5:30pm-6:30pm – Panel C (Hynes) – Funimation Previews


Saturday  3/22
2:00pm-3:00pm: Panel C (Hynes) – Funimation Industry


Anime Boston will be hosting the English dub premiere of Attack on Titan on Saturday 3/22 from 4:30pm – 6:00pm in Hall D. Make sure and show up early for the best seats. Click here to see our English Cast Announcements!


In other booth news, we will be bringing along the super popular Lucky Draw promotion!


- Spend $75 at the booth and draw for a chance at our basic tier of awesome goodies.
- Spend $125 at the booth and draw from both the basic tier, and an additional drawing from our middle tier of goodies!
- Spend $200 at the booth and you will get the chance to draw from all three tiers of lucky draw items.



New Release Tuesday

This Tuesday we’re bringing you the next installment of the new Dragon Ball Z Blu-ray releases, plus more One Piece and the S.A.V.E release of The Galaxy Railways! Get these while they’re hot in our new FUNimation Shop!

Dragon Ball Z – Season Two – Blu-ray 



While Goku recovers from injuries suffered during battle with the Saiyans, his friends begin their perilous quest for the Namekian Dragon Balls! Awaiting their arrival on Planet Namek is the powerful Ginyu Force – and the vile monster Frieza!

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!


Study Shows Manga Influences Snack Selection


Can manga be used to influence children into making healthier snack choices? A recent article posted in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior may have proof. Dr. May May Leung, an assistant professor at City University of New York, conducted a pilot study to determine whether exposing urban youths to manga with multiple messages promoting fruit intake influenced their snack selection.


Fifty-seven youth attending after-school programs in Brooklyn, NY were randomly assigned to receive an original manga titled “Fight for Your Right to Fruit” or a non-health-related newsletter. After reading the material, the children were offered their choice of snacks from among healthy/unhealthy options. Leung found that the children who read the manga were significantly more likely to choose a healthy snack.


The same could probably be said of certain anime shows like One Piece, which depicts the main character Luffy receiving extraordinary powers after consuming one of the legendary Devil Fruits. So the next time your parents get on your case about watching One Piece, just tell them you’re learning about making healthier snack choices.



To read more about Dr. Leung’s study please click this link. So, what do you think? Does anime help you make better food choices?


Be sure to catch new episodes of One Piece every Saturday on http://onepieceofficial.com!



One Piece Sets Sail for Thriller Bark

Flower Mound, Texas (January 17, 2014) – FUNimation® Entertainment announced today it has acquired the U.S. home video rights to Season Six of the action adventure anime series—One Piece. Season Six contains the Thriller Bark Saga, spanning Episodes 337 – 384, and will be released in four installments throughout 2014. That’s not all for One Piece news, though.

FUNimation® Entertainment has also announced the return of the popular One Piece Collection series. Picking up where the series left off, One Piece Collection 9 will contain Episodes 206 – 229 and retail for $34.98 MSRP. Expect to see more of these, as One Piece Collections will continue to be released on a regular basis.

Upcoming Releases
One Piece Collection 9
Episodes: 206 – 229
Release Date: 4/15/2014

One Piece Season Six, Voyage One
Episodes: 337 – 348
Release Date: 5/13/2014

This extremely popular series is based on the manga by Eiichiro Oda and follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and his crew of Straw Hat Pirates. The series is currently into its 628thepisode. Fans can watch the simulcast episodes Saturdays at 9:00 pm EST on onepieceoffical.com and funimation.com/onepiece.

New Release Tuesday – SUUUUUUUPER!

It’s Tuesday, and today we continue on the magnificent voyage that is One Piece. Season 5, Voyage 5 is now available on DVD.




The Straw Hats hit dry dock after the death of their beloved boat!

Luffy and his mates emerged victorious from the battle at Enies Lobby, 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. A bombastic barrage of cannonballs inches closer and closer as the Straw Hats wait to see whether Frank will join the family, Usopp can swallow his pride, or if an angry face from Luffy’s past will sink their new ship!


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Chopper the Blue-Nosed Flying Reindeer Saves the Day

This Just In: 6:14 am, North Pole Festive Time

Reports breaking from the North Pole early this morning suggest that Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer may be unable to guide Santa’s sleigh on its annual Christmas Eve delivery run. An unnamed source in Santa’s workshop claims that Rudolph got ahold of some bad eggnog and hasn’t left the bathroom since the 8th day of Christmas. Stay tuned for more on this top story.


Updated: 9:35 am, North Pole Festive Time

As panic spread throughout the under-twelve crowd, Santa Claus called a press conference to announce that he’d summoned the world-renowned physician Tony Tony Chopper of the Straw Hat pirates. “I’ve got no other choice,” stated Santa. “Chopper is the only chance we’ve got at saving Christmas. If that little tanuki doesn’t come through for us, they’ll be more heartbroken children in the morning than I care to imagine.” When reached for comment, Chopper had this to say: “I’m a reindeer – not a tanuki! But I’ll still help Santa because a good doctor never turns his back on a patient.”


Updated: 3:45 pm, North Pole Festive Time

News out of the North is bleak indeed, friends, as Tony Tony Chopper wraps up his examination of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. “Rudolph is very sick,” said Chopper. “His stomach hurts terribly, and his nose is hardly glowing at all. I haven’t seen a patient this ill since Sanji nearly bled to death after meeting the mermaids of Fishman Island.” Outside the examination room, Mr. and Mrs. Claus have sequestered themselves in a giant gingerbread house, and the elves have locked themselves in the workshop, barricading the doors with jumbo sized candy canes. As Santa’s scheduled departure time draws near, this reporter finds himself wondering if Christmas will be cancelled.


Updated: 6 pm, North Pole Festive Time

A heroic little reindeer is the story of the hour here at the North Pole. With Rudolph too sick to fly, Tony Tony Chopper has bravely volunteered to guide Santa’s sleigh as they deliver toys to all the good little boys and girls. “I just can’t say enough about Chopper’s Christmas spirit,” said Santa. “He’s stepping up when I need him most. He’ll be a permanent fixture on my ‘nice’ list if he can guide me through the night.” Skeptics have pointed out that Chopper, while an accomplished physician, does not know how to fly. But the smallest Straw Hat of them all refuses to let mere physics stand in his way. “My friend Franky is SUPER!” said Chopper. “He can turn into a robot, and he’s great with gadgets. He’s using some dials we had left over from the Skypiea trip to turn me into the Chopper the Amazing Blue-Nosed Flying Reindeer! SO COOL!”


There you have it, folks. Chopper the Amazing Blue-Nosed Flying Reindeer is stepping up to the plate to save Christmas. Whether or not he makes it is anyone’s guess, but this reporter will be cheering him on. If you should hear something up on your roof tonight, sneak outside and try to snap a picture of Santa and his little buddy Chopper!


Merry Christmas to all!


For more Chopper, check out episodes of One Piece on http://onepieceofficial.com

New Release Tuesday – One Hot Piece of Mech

It’s Tuesday, and that means one thing here at FUNimation–NEW RELEASES! Today we’ve got Aquarion EVOL and One Piece, Season 5, Voyage 4.


First up, let’s talk about mech, baby. Get ready for a legendary climax, Aquarion EVOL is set 12,000 years after the original series.



The intergalactic hijinks continue as beings from a womanless planet target the girls of the newly coed Neo-DEAVA academy. Meanwhile, a mysterious villain’s plot slowly comes to light, Amata’s past is revealed, and Mikono finds herself in the middle of a really awkward threesome. The hormone-fueled pilots will have to survive unusual training methods and swimsuit-filled secret missions in order to grow strong enough to kick some otherworldly tail, but as the boys and girls get closer to each other, they discover that destiny might not be on their side. Victory could require the legendary mecha Aquarion’s ultimate form—even if summoning it means breaking an intimate taboo. (more…)