Making a Stop at Anime Detour!

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All right, people. Convention season is picking up steam and our next stop is Anime Detour in Bloomington, MN! We heard they just got hit with another blast of winter, so hopefully some anime will help warm them up. Take a peek below at the rundown of panels, premieres, parties, and booth info!

 

FUNimation Panel Info:

 

Friday:

 

FUNimation Peep Show – 9:30pm in Plaza 2

Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW.  Watch some jiggly clips and trailers from some of the hottest FUNimation titles.  Don’t forget to bring some tissues, you know, for the nose bleeds.

This is an 18+ panel, so be sure to bring your IDs with you.

 

Saturday:

 

FUNimation Industry Panel – 6:00pm in Edina Room

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

 

FUNimation Previews Panel – 7:30pm in Bloomington Room

Come see extended clips and trailers for some of the hottest anime series from FUNimation!

 

hyperdimension neptunia keyFUNimation Premieres:

 

English Dub Premiere of Hyperdimension Neptunia on Friday at 8:45pm in Atrium 7.

 

On Saturday, March 28th Anime Detour will be showing advance screenings of Tokyo Ravens at 12:30 PM, and Nobunagun at 2:15 PM in Atrium 7.

 

On Sunday, March 29th Anime Detour will be showing an advance screening of D-Frag! at 12:30 PM in Atrium 7.

 

 

Not enough excitement for you? How about some….

 

FUNimation Room Parties!

 

Get ready to get down! FUNimation’s hosting a party at Anime Detour on Friday at 9:00pm in Room 202. We’re gonna rock the Detour party scene with all things FUN and AWESOME!

 

Can’t make it on Friday? Don’t worry, we’ll have a repeat of all the FUN on Saturday night at 7:00pm in Room 202.

 

Booth Info:

 

Ok, still not enough? Then stop by our booth in the Dealers Room. We’ve got what you want for your anime fix. Take a gander at our wide selection of titles, we guarantee you’ll find something you like. Plus, while supplies last, every purchase at our booth will get a FREE FUNimation lanyard as a gift. Just a little “Thank You” from us to you for being so frickin’ cool.

 

 

*Please note that times and locations are subject to change, be sure to check your programs when you arrive at the convention for final information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Release Tuesday – Armitage Rumble!

What do Bryan Cranston, crazy school hijinks, Kiefer Sutherland, cyberpunk, sophomore crushes and curry all have in common? You’ll find all that and more in the newest additions to our Anime Classics and S.A.V.E collections! Check out the New Release Tuesday titles below to see!

 

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ARMITAGE III – Movie Collection

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Available Now! – Buy here on DVD

 

Finally, the original cyberpunk classic is available in one comprehensive collection. One of the first productions to enlist famous American actors such as Kiefer Sutherland [24], multiple award winner Bryan Cranston [Breaking Bad], and Juliette Lewis [Natural Born Killers], and created by a team of anime masterminds—including writers Akinori Endo [Battle Angel] and Chiaki Konaka [Serial Experiments: Lain, Hellsing]—Armitage III: The Complete Saga is a must-have for anime and sci-fi devotees.

 

Armitage is a brash cybernetic cop who sports a racy wardrobe and an attitude to match. Patrolling an unruly metropolis on Mars, she’s got a grudge against a society where androids are at the mercy of unsympathetic humans. In the original OVAs—also coalesced as the feature film Poly Matrix—Armitage risks everything to hunt down a vicious android killer and solve the secret to her existence. The sequel, Dual Matrix, finds her in an over-charged battle to save her loved ones from an obsessive doctor and his deadly Armitage replicas.

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VR Gaming with KOR-FX – Let’s Play Alien Isolation!

Here’s the long and short of it: I don’t play scary games. I’m a huge wimp and I know my limits, thank you very much. Yet, I keep getting called back to play those kinds of titles while wearing the KOR-FX Immersive Gaming Vest… and I keep agreeing. Why? Because despite my crushing wimpiness, I actually have a lot of fun with it.

 

When I was first asked to try out the vest, the team set me up to play the Silent Hills demo, P.T.

(THANKS, GUYS.) Playing the game was terrifying. Feeling the game was an entirely different beast, as evidenced by the image below.

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Hint: I’m the flailing creature on the left.

This time around,  I suited up to play Alien Isolation. Not exactly a “scary” game, but scary enough for me. I was thrown in at about the 40-minute mark and though I didn’t encounter a huge amount of actual Aliens at that point, I almost didn’t need to. The vest allowed me to experience a real level of tension that was both nerve-racking and exhilarating. Check out some of the highlights from my playthrough and see why my mom is so proud of me:

 

Some of you may be asking, “What is the KOR-FX vest?” so I’ve got a quick break-down for you:

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Battle of the Best – You Decide BEST GIRL!

In the spirit of bracket season, we’ve decided to hold two tournaments to decide Best Boy and Best Girl. As you might have predicted, Goku (Dragon Ball Z) won the title of Best Boy for the Battle of the Best. Now, it’s time for the girls to shine!

 

So, which girl do you think is best? Who’s your number 1 waifu? The most moe? The one that makes your heart doki-doki. Decide now with your votes!

 

Come back each day to vote for your number 1 so she makes it to the next round! She’s counting on you!

 

 

FUNimation’s Official Happy Hour – Sakura-Con

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Join us for our official 21+ happy hour event in Seattle, WA during Sakura-Con. Hang out with the FUNimation crew and friends for drinks just blocks away from the convention center. We’ll have awesome door prizes, and the first 60 people get a free drink on us, so get there early! RSVP now on Eventbrite.

 

You can also meet popular YouTubers SkyDoesMinecraft and Kristina Horner. After 9:00pm, there will be special guest appearances from anime voice actors such as Bryce Papenbrook (Eren – Attack on Titan, Kirito – Sword Art Online), David Vincent (Grimmjow – Bleach, Senketsu - Kill la Kill), Christopher Bevins (Japan – Hetalia, Fastener – Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt), and Rachel Robinson (Fang – Final Fantasy XIII, Haruka – The Rolling Girls), as well as recording artist Kieran Strange.

 

FUNimation.com All-AccessPass subscribers will receive priority access and a free drink, as well as special gift bags (while supplies last). Please provide your FUNimation.com username or printout/screenshot of recent registration for verification. Click this link to become a FUNimation.com All-AccessPass subscriber today.

 

RSVP now on Eventbrite.

500EAST
6:30pm – 10:00pm
500 E Pine St, Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 323–9110

Show Us Your Love for Kamisama Kiss!

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Fans are really loving Kamisama Kiss Season 2, and we want to see how much! Show us your creative side and you could win a super-rare poster signed by the Kamisama Kiss manga artist–Julietta Suzuki.

 

All you need to do to enter is submit an image of something you’ve created based on Kamisama Kiss. Images can include, but are not limited to: Kamisama Kiss cosplay, original fan art, crafts or props, or even Kamisama Kiss inspired food items! Mmmmm… what I wouldn’t give to sample some of Tomoe’s cooking!

 

As long as it’s an original creation, and inspired by Kamisama Kiss, we want to see it!

 

There are a few ways you can enter:

 

1) Submit your entry via the form below

2) Instagram your image using the hashtag #KamisamaKissContest

3) Tweet your entry on Twitter using the hashtag #KamisamaKissContest

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Maria the Virgin Witch English Cast Announcement

And now, for our final Broadcast Dub cast announcement. Here’s your English cast and crew for Maria the Virgin Witch! The Broadcast Dub will premiere this Sunday at 10:30am ET. Click here to check out the current episodes in Japanese with subtitles.

 

Series 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.

 

 

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MARIA – Alexis Tipton
ARTEMIS – Whitney Rodgers
PRIAPUS – Jerry Jewell
EZEKIEL – Leah Clark
JOSEPH – Austin Tindle

 

CAST

ANN – Lara Woodhull
BERNARD – Sonny Strait
MICHAEL – Caitlin Glass
GALFA – Chris Rager

 

CREW

ADR Director – Sonny Strait
Lead ADR Engineer – Matt Grounds
Assistant ADR Engineer – Jose Sandoval
Translator – Nobuaki Taguchi
Script Writer – Patrick Seitz

 

How have you been enjoying the Broadcast Dubs so far? Would you like to see more? Let us know in the comments what you’d like to see as a Broadcast Dub for this coming spring season.

 

 

Yurikuma Arashi terminology change

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Attention Yurikuma Arashi fans! We are making a slight terminology change in the series and wanted to let you know. Early on in the series we realized that one of the approved terms we were using, ‘Kumalia,’ would be better displayed as ‘Kumaria’ in keeping with the series’ themes. We approached the licensor with this recommendation and have now received approval for the term change, which we are implementing immediately into future subtitled episodes starting with episode 11, and into future Broadcast Dub episodes as well.

 

 

 

Anime-zing Deal for All-AccessPass Holders!

 

Starting today, All-AccessPass holders receive an additional 20% off FUNimation’s online discounted price (that’s up to 45% off our retail price!) on anything in the store!* Blu-ray and DVDs? Of course! Pre-orders? Yep! Merchandise? You bet!

 

Just log in and enter the code ALLACCESS at check out!  But hurry, the sale ends 4/1!

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Not a subscriber? Sign up today!  Already a SubPass holder? Upgrade your plan for awesome deals and perks!

 

*Premium Editions not included

 

Battle of the Best – You Decide BEST BOY!

In the spirit of bracket season, we decided to hold this competition to answer a long debated question – Who is Best Boy?

 

Are you tired of all your friends being wrong about which boy is best? Well, settle if once and for all in Battle of the Best! Vote for your favorite boy in each round and ensure that he wins. Be sure to come back each day to vote in the next round. Rally the troops to lead your guy to victory, and you can finally tell your friends to shut it cause numbers don’t lie.

 

The proof is in the pudding, people. Let’s find out who really is BEST BOY!

 

*Don’t worry, we’ll be having a BEST GIRL tournament soon, so be sure to come back.