Important notice about the Senran Kagura release

We have recently been made aware of an error in listings for Senran Kagura: Ninja Flash! which stated that the release includes six OVA episodes. We do not have the rights to these extras, and they are not included on the release.
 
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact [email protected]. Thank you!

Giant Ape Media acquires extended rights for hit cable series LOST GIRL

lost girl bo season 5Flower Mound, TX – July 24, 2014 – Giant Ape Media announced today that it has extended the Blu-ray & DVD, DTO/DTR/EST, (and via digital carriers) PPV and VOD rights to the hit series, Lost Girl. The series is currently in production for season 5.

 

Series synopsis:

 

When we last saw the supernatural seductress Bo (Anna Silk: Being Erica; Billable Hours), she and her allies had been caught up in a fierce battle for the fate of the world. Her mysterious, long-absent father, turns his daughter into the Dark Queen in his ploy to escape from hell.  Bo’s allies—both Fae and human—manage to fight back his army of undead revenants, but only at the great loss of one of their own.

 

Lost Girl was developed by Prodigy Pictures, in association with Shaw Media and Showcase. Executive producers are Jay Firestone, Vanessa Piazza, and Michael Grassi.

 

Lost Girl Seasons 1 – 4 are now currently available on Blu-ray and DVD. Please click here to order.

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One Piece Season 6, Voyage 1 English Cast Announcement

one piece s6v1Hold onto your straw hats, people! Just announced at San Diego Comic Con, we have for you the English cast list for the One Piece Season 6, Voyage 1 release. That’s right, Thriller Bark! Now, we already know that Brook is voiced by none other than the Dandy himself, Ian Sinclair, but there are a few more major characters that need to be introduced. So, take a look below!

 

CHARACTER – ACTOR

BROOK – Ian Sinclair
ABSALOM – Andrew T. Chandler
CINDRY – Jamie Marchi
HILDON – Jerry Jewell
HOGBACK – Marcus D. Stimac
KUMACY – Ray Hurd
LOLA – Alex Moore
GECKO MORIA – Chris Guerrero
PERONA – Felecia Angelle

 

One Piece Season 6, Voyage 1 is available now for pre-order on Amazon.com. Click here to order now.

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Episodes of Barakamon and Sengoku Basara – End of Judgement – Available for Free Streaming

The wait is over! The first two episodes of Barakamon are now available for streaming for all FUNimation subscribers and members. Episode 4 will be available exclusively to subscribers beginning Saturday, July 26 at 2:50 pm (Eastern). All future episodes will resume a normal schedule: members can stream future episodes beginning Saturday, August 2.

 

In addition, Sengoku Basara –End of Judgement- episodes 1 – 3 will be available for streaming for all FUNimation subscribers and members Saturday, July 26 at 2:20 pm Eastern. Episode 4 will be available to all members beginning Saturday, August 2 at 2:20 pm Eastern. All future episodes will resume a normal schedule: episode 5 will launch exclusively for subscribers beginning Saturday, August 2 at 2:20pm Eastern and for all members on Saturday, August 7 at 2:20pm Eastern.

 

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Q&A with Ping Pong’s Masaaki Yuasa

pingpongLast month we asked fans to submit questions for Ping Pong – The Animation director Masaaki Yuasa. We sent over a few of our favorites and director Yuasa took time out of his incredibly busy schedule to answer them. Take a look below!

 

Sylverstone14 asked: “Which of the characters resonate with you the most, and why? (For me, I’d say Smile because of his demeanor.)”

Y) That’s constantly changed over the last 18 years. But it’s chiefly Akuma, Dragon, and Egami.

 

LiuwdJelly asked: “What made you decide to use split-screen reaction shots? What was the hardest part of adapting the manga’s visuals?”

Y) The medium of manga has its own expression of frames (such as how you can compare each frame to the one that came before it, and how multiple frames can make up one overall picture), and I wanted to try my hand at doing that in the anime medium. Also, for this particular show I wanted to use art from the original manga while preserving the exact same meaning it had there. In manga, you can switch angles whenever you want, so there were many cases where even if I’d wanted to use that material as-is, it didn’t follow the laws of video.

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Sengoku Basara – End of Judgement – Launching Saturday

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Fans have been eagerly waiting for the new season, and we’re very excited to bring you more Sengoku Basara!

 

Sengoku Basara – End of Judgement – will be launching this Saturday! We apologize again for the wait on these episodes, and we greatly appreciate your patience during this time. Episodes 1 – 3 will be available this Saturday at 2:20pm ET. Episodes 4 – 5 will be launching next Saturday (8/2) at 2:20pm ET.

 

In the meantime, if you would like to catch up, you can watch previous season episodes on our site at funimation.com/sengoku-basara-samurai-kings.

 

synopsis:

 

Get ready for the hacking, slashing battle of a lifetime in a new adaptation of the legendarily violent Sengoku Basara franchise. Based on the best-selling video games, the new installment of this action-packed anime revolves around one massive battle featuring mechanized samurai, mystical ninja, gun-toting warriors, and a blinding array of deadly special moves!

 

 

FUNimation heads back to California for San Diego Comic-Con!

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We just left California and now we’re heading back again, this time for San Diego Comic-Con International! After the whirlwind of activity that was Anime Expo, Comic-Con is going to be super chill and relaxed–kind of like the city itself! But, that doesn’t mean we won’t have exciting stuff planned for you! Just take a look below:

 

FUNimation Industry Panel - Thursday @ 5:30p.m. – 6:30p.m. (Room: 24ABC)

Come hear the latest news and information from the largest anime company in North America! From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, we’ve got something for every taste.

 

bayonetta keyBAYONETTA: Bloody Fate Premiere – Friday @ 9:35pm – 11:05pm (Marriott Hall 4)

synopsis:

The cutting-edge studio behind Afro Samurai brings to life the sexy, stylish, and undeniably-badass video game vixen that prowls the shadows of your wildest dreams.

Based on the best-selling franchise, this pulse-pounding feature length anime shows you a side of Bayonetta you’ve never seen before! Twenty years after her awakening, the hottest witch in gaming history is still searching for clues that could help unravel the mysteries of her dark past. Aided in her quest by the clandestine weapon smith Rodin – and his deadly creations: Scarborough Fair – Bayonetta continues to leave a trail of angel corpses in her irresistible wake. Her search for answers leads to encounters with a mysterious – and eerily familiar – little girl, a vengeance-obsessed journalist, and a deadly white-haired beauty that seems to know more about Bayonetta than the witch herself.  Fans of the franchise won’t want to miss this chance to see their favorite fantasy come to life in a killer flick packed with mind-blowing action and scandalous scenes of seduction!

 

SVOD-contest-infoWe’ll have a booth in the dealer’s room. So be sure to stop by for all your anime needs, and get a FREE FUNimation lanyard with every purchase!

 

You’ll also be able to win free stuff at the booth–winners every hour! While at the booth be sure to scan your badge to enter to win a variety of prizes.

 

Scan your badge once and you are entered in for the whole convention. A list of winners will be posted on the booth. Hourly prizes must be claimed during the convention, daily prizes and grand prize winners will be contacted by e-mail after the convention. Be sure to follow us on Twitter as well for winner list updates!

 

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While you’re at Comic-Con, meet FUNimation’s Justin Rojas on Saturday 7/26 @ 2:30pm at the Amazon Geek Boutique in the Interactive Zone – Petco Park to chat about the latest and greatest in anime like Attack on Titan. You could even win some prizes!

 

While you’re at the Amazon Geek Boutique you can test out Amazon Locker, demo the new Fire Phone, and win additional prizes like gift cards, movies, or an Amazon Fire TV!

 

We can’t wait to see you this weekend!

 

New Release Tuesday – Beautiful World meets Lord of the Fries

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Happy New Release Tuesday! Hetalians can finally get their hands on Season 5, Hetalia: the Beautiful World is now available on DVD! Pick up the limited edition to get your special Hetalia bandana before they’re all gone! Season 5 also comes with a set of ultra cute chibi stickers. Check out the beauty image above.

 

synopsis:

 

They said it couldn’t happen, but they were as wrong as a stack of pancakes in a cage full of bears! The adorable boys of Hetalia are back with some new friends and a super sparkly new look. Not to mention the long-awaited Buon San Valentino OVAs!

 

What’s more fun than Germany squatting in a dandelion patch? How about the Axis Boys joining the witchcraft club? Or maybe Russia suffering through a traumatic hamster flashback? Any way you slice the spaghetti, every cute boy enjoys a little quality bath time, and Turkey and Greece can’t wait to start splishing and splashing! Fall in love with this new and improved, sparklelicious season of Hetalia as Belgium throws a mouthwatering waffle party, and America shows off his sweet dance moves! We swear you won’t be disappointed – even when Santa Claus goes missing and Canada (who’s that?) tries to replace him with a polar bear! A POLAR BEAR!? Hetalia, you so cray cray. We’ve missed the squee outta ya!

 

Click here to order your copy!

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