Vote for Your Favorite Brother!

KVWe’ve got a super secret Brothers Conflict project planned, but first we need your help! Please take a moment to vote in our poll and pick your favorite brother!

 

Not familiar with the guilty pleasure that is Brothers Conflict? Here’s a little info about the show:

 

As the only daughter of a famous adventurer, Hinata Ema has had a pretty lonely life. But when her father remarries, she leaves the newlyweds alone and moves in to a huge building with her 13 cute new stepbrothers—each of which has a very unique personality. Oh, and her over-protective, talking pet squirrel is there, too. Is love in the air for Hinata?

 

Click here to check out episodes now!

 
 

English Cast Announcement for Nobunagun

Nobunagun Key ArtEvery once in a while a truly badass female comes along to rock everyone’s world. Throw in some history and you’ve got yourself the acid trip that is Nobunagun. Check out the English cast list below along with the dub trailer!

 

As an extra bonus, if you’re at Ohayocon this weekend be sure to check out the English Dub Premiere!

 

CAST

 

CHARACTER – ACTOR

Sio – Jād Saxton
Nobunaga – Kent Williams
Jack – Jason Liebrecht
Gandhi – Christopher Bevins
Newton – Caitlin Glass

 

CREW

 

ADR Director – Christopher Bevins

ADR Engineer – Kenneth Thompson

 

synopsis:

History and fantasy collide in this thrilling new series from the director of Sgt. Frog and the studio that brought you Fairy Tail!

Ogura Sio’s world changes forever when her school trip to Taiwan is interrupted by a surprise monster attack! Her life is miraculously spared by the arrival of a clandestine government agency that battles the army of monsters with weapons possessed by the spirits of historical figures. Only a select few, the E-Gene Holders, are capable of harnessing the power of this supernatural weaponry, and Sio’s valiant attempt to rescue a friend reveals her as one of the chosen few destined to play a vital role in the war to save humanity!

 

 

Super Stream Sunday!

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday! Tomorrow the Patriots and the Seahawks face off, but whether you’re a football fan or not, we’ve got some great shows for you to watch. Sundays are Super Stream Sundays for us with FOUR shows airing each week. Take a look below at some shows you can watch while waiting for the game to start (or in lieu of the game if you’re only checking in for the commercials!)

 

 

Maria 2B

 

Maria the Virgin Witch

 

Sundays at 9:30am ET

 

synopsis:

In the time of the Hundred Years’ War, a young and powerful witch known as Maria leads a reclusive existence. Shunned by the church – but beloved by certain locals – Maria endeavors to use her magic to bring an end to the warfare she so despises. She assists people of all walks of life with the help of her two familiars: a succubus and an incubus with great powers of seduction. Though she seeks only peace, the archangel Michael despises her use of magic to interfere in human affairs and decrees that should she ever manage to lose her virginity, Maria’s powers will vanish! To ensure that Maria no longer mingles magic with humans, Michael sends the angel Ezekiel to keep a watchful eye on the virgin witch. Don’t miss this intriguing tale of magic, war, and sexual frustration from Production I.G. and the director of Code Geass!

 

Click here to watch episodes now!

 

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Craving more Unbreakable Machine Doll?

We’ve got a titillating  #NSFW redband trailer to share!

 

Even if you watched Unbreakable Machine Doll during its simulcast, the home video release comes packed exclusively with 6 revealingly-new, never-before-seen OVAs.  Come get an eyeful, here:

 

UMD screen copy

 

Available March 3, 2015 on Blu-ray/DVD Combo, and as a Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo featuring an exclusive collectible art box and booklet!

 

Click here to pre-order!

 

FUNimation Goes to OhayoCon!

ohayocon 2015 logoIt’s a well-known fact amongst scientists and scholars that the best cure for the winter blues is to watch anime!** So we’re packing up our Scout Regiment gloves, Chopper hats and Dragon Ball jackets to face the cold at Ohayocon 2015 this weekend!

 

Need a break from the chill? Get fired up with us at the following Ohayocon events:

 

 

FRIDAY

FUNimation Previews – 7:00 PM – Delaware (Hyatt Regency Columbus)

 

 

SATURDAY

FUNimation Industry Panel —  9:00 PM — Delaware (Hyatt Regency Columbus)

 

D-Frag! Dub Premiere – 10:00 PM — Franklin (Hyatt Regency Columbus)

 

FUNimation Peep Show (18+ bring your ID!) –  11:00 PM —  Union B-D (Hyatt Regency Columbus)

 

Nobunagun Dub Premiere — 11:30 PM — Main Events (Hyatt Regency Columbus)

 

 

Don’t forget to stop by our booth in the dealer’s room to pick up some choice anime! Every purchase will receive a FREE FUNimation lanyard while supplies last.

 

 

 

**Author is neither a scientist nor scholar and cannot verify this statement — but it seems right.

FUNimation Entertainment and GameSamba announce FAIRY TAIL RPG with Kodansha

Flower Mound, TX – FUNimation Entertainment and GameSamba, Group 1200 Media companies, announced today that they intend to execute an agreement with Kodansha to develop a free-to-play online role-playing game based on the Fairy Tail brand. The browser-based game will have worldwide territory rights and is expected to be released in 2015. “This collaborative relationship will broaden the brand awareness of one of the hottest anime properties currently in the market,” said Gen Fukunaga, CEO of FUNimation Entertainment. “This will give fans a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the Kingdom of Fiore.”

The Fairy Tail game, being developed and published by GameSamba and its sister studio GameSamba HK, will be a turn-based role-playing game (RPG) where players will take on the role of a wizard fighting alongside members of the Fairy Tail guild in an attempt to recover their past. Players will be able to select from a variety of magic affinities, and unlock and customize spells as they play, creating their dream wizard in the world of Fairy Tail.

The game will allow players to befriend and fight alongside characters from Fairy Tail, create a guild, and more. Players will be able to complete quests from their own guild’s Request Board, and take on epic challenges by forming Wizard Teams with their friends.

More details about the game will be revealed throughout the coming months. To stay up to date on the development of the game, fans can stay tuned to the GameSamba website and Facebook page.

About GameSamba

GameSamba is a publisher and developer of free-to-play and mobile games, with studios in the Seattle area, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. The company’s mission is to bring high quality titles to a global audience. GameSamba is an affiliate of Group 1200 Media. www.gamesamba.com

About Group 1200 Media

Group 1200 Media is a fully integrated next-generation independent entertainment studio. G1200 Media, the parent holding company of subsidiaries, FUNimation Entertainment, Giant Ape Media, and Group 1200 Consumer Products (GameSamba and Immerz), is a market leader in the acquisition, creation, production, distribution, licensing and marketing of our wide-ranging Anime, TV and Movie slate. The studio uses our portfolio of brands to differentiate genres and unique audiences with curated content, services and consumer products. Our content is released across traditional and digital distribution channels, including theatrical exhibition, physical and digital home entertainment, pay and free television subscription on-demand services.   www.group1200.com

About Kodansha Ltd.

Kodansha is one of Japan’s largest publishers, originally established in 1909. A leading source of original content and licenses for Japanese entertainment, Kodansha is home to Hiro Mashima’s “Fairy Tail”, a best-selling manga serialized in the Weekly Shonen Magazine.

D-Frag Cast Announcements – Day 3!

Time for the rest of our D-Frag! cast announcements! Here are our last character sheets for delinquent-with-a-heart-of-gold Kazama and super-deformed-chibi-human-with-a-heart-of-darkness Roka, for this giant tabletop RPG campaign that we call life.

 

D-FragCharacterSheet

 

 

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Here’s your full cast announcement!

CHARACTER

ACTOR

Ataru Kawahara J. Michael Tatum 
Chitose Karasuyama Whitney Rodgers
Kenji Kazama Austin Tindle
Minami Ohsawa Caitlin Glass
Nagayama Ian Sinclair
Roka Shibasaki Bryn Apprill
Sakura Mizukami Megan Shipman
Yokoshima Josh Grelle
Young Ataru J. Michael Tatum
Young Kazama Austin Tindle
Tsutsumi Inada Morgan Garrett
Takao Tia Ballard

 

Looking forward to the dub? What do you think of the cast? Click the link here for free puppies!: http://funi.to/1yGCQCN  Just kidding, it’s to pre-order D-Frag! (out on Blu-ray/DVD combo 4/28!)

 

Freezing Vibration Gift with Purchase and Exclusive Info!

Freezing Vibration 2nd season 3d mock_notapproved copy

 

Hello, friends! As we near the spring we’re revving up for some new home video releases, and one we’re particularly excited about—and we hope you are too –is Freezing Vibration, the sizzling sequel to the sci-fi action hit Freezing.

 

Not only are we releasing this complete second season on April 21, not only does it include six OVA short episodes, and not only is the release available for pre-order now…we’ve done something extra-special for this release, just for fans who buy the series here on our FUNimation.com store.

 

Fans who purchase our Freezing Vibration FUNimation.com Exclusive Edition will receive a special limited edition calendar featuring your favorite Freezing ladies—and including a very special (and very naughty) piece of Freezing anime art commissioned just for the series’ North American fans! Note: this release is limited to 500 units ONLY, so pre-order early!

 

If you can’t afford to level up to the exclusive edition, we’ve still got something special for you. Anyone who pre-orders any Freezing Vibration release (the Limited Edition, regular edition, or FUNimation.com Exclusive Edition) will also receive a special digital gift with purchase: a wallpaper featuring a slightly-more-clothed version of this same exclusive artwork.

 

So….

Viewers of this blog post get:

  • To see the 100% fully-clothed version of our North American-exclusive artwork!

 

  Fans who pre-order any Freezing Vibration release get:

  • Their chosen release (obviously!), plus
  • A desktop wallpaper featuring a decidedly less-clothed version of our North American-exclusive artwork!

 

The 500 fans who pre-order the Freezing Vibration FUNimation.com Exclusive Edition get:

  • The Freezing Vibration Limited Edition release, plus
  • The exclusive desktop wallpaper, plus
  • An exclusive Freezing calendar (April 2015 through March 2016)

 

 

Sound good? Okay, here’s your preview of the exclusive art:

FreezingImage

 

Be sure to pre-order your copy of Freezing Vibration today!

 

D-Frag! Cast Announcements – Day 2!

Day 2 of D-Frag! cast announcements! Here are our RPG character sheets for student council psycho-prez Chitose and REAL Game Creation Club prez Takao. Watch out for Takao’s Takaos casting magic missile, if you know what I mean.

 

D-FragCharacterSheet4

 

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Stay tuned — the main characters will be revealed tomorrow!

 

By the way, pre-order D-Frag! Complete Series. Blu-ray/DVD Combo. 4/28/15.

 

FUNimation Heading South for PAX

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FUNimation is heading south for the winter! The first ever PAX South is this weekend in San Antonio, TX and we hope to see you there. What is PAX? It’s a convention dedicated to gaming that spawned as the brain child of the creators of Penny Arcade. Click here to learn more about the convention.

 

Unfortunately, we won’t have any panels this weekend, but we will have a booth in the Dealer’s Room. So, be sure to stop by and get your anime and gaming fix!

 

We’re giving away a FREE FUNimation lanyard as a gift with every purchase at our booth while supplies last. Shop early so you can get one!