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2014 Winter Simulcasts – D-Frag! (D-Fragments) Joins the Line-up

 

Exciting news! D-Frag! (D-Fragments) will be joining our 2014 Winter Simulcast Line-up. D-Frag! is from the studio that brought you Durarara!! We’ll be sure to update everyone once we have a simulcast date and time.

 

synopsis:

 

Kenji likes to think that he and his gang of friends are the bad boys of their school. That is, until he meets the four insane girls of a game-making club whose personalities are all super weird (and a little on the violent side). When Kenji’s forced to join their little group, his life quickly takes a turn for the outrageous.

 

To see our previous 2014 Winter Simulcast announcements, please click this link.

 

Now, you’ll notice that another box has been added to our graphic. We just got word that we’ll be adding one more simulcast to the mix. Stay tuned for details!

A Dandy Guy in Vegas! – Otakon Vegas this Weekend

Otakon Vegas is this weekend and we’ve got a bunch of stuff planned for the premiere of Space Dandy! So, take a look below at all the events and extras we’ve got planned for Sin City!

 

We’ve got two panels this weekend:

 

FUNimation Industry Panel (Friday @ 5:45pm in Main Events)

Come hear the latest news and info from the leading anime company in North America!

 

Space Dandy World Premiere and Q&A Panel (Saturday @ 3:30pm in Main Events)

Space Dandy is the new space comedy by the team that brought you Cowboy Bebop — and it launches around the world on January 4th and 5th. Join Ian Sinclair, the US voice of Space Dandy himself, and dub director Zach Bolton for this exclusive chance to see Space Dandy’s first episode before anyone else!

 

Space Dandy Autograph Session (Saturday @ 5:15pm in Autographs)

Watch the world premiere and then line up to get autographs from the English cast and crew!

 

We’ve also got a FUNimation booth set up in the Dealers’ Room. Stop by and get your anime fix and partake in all the dandy goodness. We’ve got some special Space Dandy promo items available at the booth, and we’re even tricking out half the booth to look like the Boobies restaurant!

 

 

Special promotions:

- We’ll have a photo booth set up for you to take pictures. The first 50 people each day to take a photo in the booth and upload it to Facebook will give a free Space Dandy calendar featuring Honey!

- Find one of our Boobies booth babes and you’ll receive a free Boobies sticker.

- Be sure to also pick up a free Space Dandy promotional poster at our booth while supplies last.

- and, if you attend the Space Dandy premiere you’ll receive a free Boobies pennant!

 

Other Events:

We’ll also be premiering the English dub of Kamisama Kiss at Otakon Vegas! You can catch that on Friday at 4pm in Main Events.

 

Please visit http://otakonvegas.com for more information.

Otakon Vegas to Host Space Dandy Launch Event

FUNimation presents sneak preview, guests Ian Sinclair & Zach Bolton

 

FUNimation will present the first episode of the highly anticipated new anime Space Dandy in a special launch event at Otakon Vegas on Saturday (4 January 2014), featuring the U.S. voice of Space Dandy, Ian Sinclair, as well as ADR director Zach Bolton.  The anime will premiere in English on Adult Swim Toonami block at 11:30 pm that same day, and in Japan and throughout Asia hours later.

 

Space Dandy, the new anime from the entire creative team behind Cowboy Bebop, was announced at Otakon this past August by Shinichiro Watanabe (“Cowboy Bebop”, “Samurai Champloo”), who serves as general director for the series. Also on board are director Shingo Natsume (“Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos”); screenwriters including Kimiko Ueno (movie “Crayon Shin-chan”), Dai Sato (“Cowboy Bebop”, “Eureka Seven”), and Keiko Nobumoto (“Cowboy Bebop”, “Wolf’s Rain”); character designer Yoshiyuki Ito (“Star Driver”), spaceship designer Thomas Romain (Satelight) (“Basquash!”); and featuring a theme song by Yasuyuki Okamura. Animation production by Bones, Inc. (“Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood”, “Soul Eater”, “Eureka Seven AO”).

 

Ian Sinclair performs the title role of Space Dandy.  A professional actor based in Dallas, Texas, Ian’s best known for his roles as Brook in “One Piece”, as Toriko in “Toriko”, as Ryner Lute in “Legend of the Legendary Heroes”, as Bardroy in “Black Butler”, and as Romano in “Hetalia”, as well as various roles in the Borderlands video games. He’s also worked as a voice director on “Initial D”, “Spice and Wolf II”, “Black Butler”, and the “Shakugan no Shana” movie.

 

Zach Bolton directs the ambitious simultaneous English dub release.  Drawing on eight years of experience with FUNimation, Zach’s credits include “Soul Eater”, “Shin chan”, “Darker Than Black”, “Trigun: Badlands Rumble”, “Future Diary”, “Dragon Ball Z”, and “One Piece”.  He’s also lent his voice to Hero in “Soul Eater”, Pluto in “Black Butler”, Droy in “Fairy Tail”, among many others.

 

For more information about Space Dandy, please visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SpaceDandyAnime

 

ABOUT OTAKON VEGAS AND OTAKORP, INC.:

Otakon Vegas is the first annual celebration of Japanese and East Asian popular culture presented by Otakorp in Las Vegas, Nevada. Otakon Vegas celebrates popular culture as a gateway to deeper understanding of Asian culture. Otakon Vegas is a ticket based convention sponsored by Otakorp, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based 501(c)3 educational non-profit whose mission is to promote the appreciation of Asian culture, primarily through its media and entertainment. Otakorp, Inc. is directed by an all-volunteer, unpaid staff – we are run by fans, for fans.

For more information about Otakorp, Inc., see http://www.otakon.com/otakorp/index.asp

For more information and the latest news on Otakon Vegas 2014, see http://www.otakonvegas.com/