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Get Ready for an All-New Funimation.com!

Your anime upgrade is almost here! We’ve been working hard on our new site to make streaming, shopping, and sharing an incredible experience – and we’re ready to share it with you.

 

As a part of our rollout process, Funimation.com will be down starting at midnight Central Time on December 7th. This will affect all of our operating regions: US, Canada, UK and Ireland. Sites affected include Funimation.com, FunimationNow.uk, and FunimationNow.ie.

 

We will post messages to our social channels when the site is back up, so make sure you’re following us on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with the latest!

 

Noragami Aragoto Pre-Order

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Nothing comes easy when dealing with a god of war and calamity. Except for the new release of Noragami Aragoto! From Studio Bones comes the next iteration in the hit 2014 anime Noragami.

 

Adapted from a manga by Adachitoka, and with the help of character designer Toshihiro Kawamoto (of Cowboy Bebop fame), this series originally aired in the 2015 Winter season and, according to our wonderful fans, was a major contender for Anime of the Season. So it’s no surprise that we would give this show a special Limited Edition release!

 

Noragami Aragoto Beauty Spread

 

The Limited Edition will come with a matte metallic silver ink box: Included in this will be 2 DVDs and 2 Blu-rays secured in clear cases to protect the discs, as well as a special soft envelope with a set of 14 stunning art cards, 3 of them with watercolor styled art, that’ll appease even the scariest of gods! Pre-order now here and help Yato get closer to his goal of amassing millions of worshippers!

 

Win a trip to Otakon Vegas!

Get the Gran Tesoro experience by entering our Otakon Vegas Trip contest!

 

Luffy and the Straw Hats head to the glittering Gran Tesoro with hopes of winning big in the upcoming movie, One Piece Film Gold (January 10 – 17th, 2017 in the U.S. and Canada) — and you could win big, too!  Otakon Vegas is just around the corner (Jan 13 – 15, 2017), so we want to send you and a friend out to Las Vegas for your very own lavish Gran Tesoro experience!

 

 

 

With luck on your side, you could win:

 

  • Roundtrip Airfare for 2 to Las Vegas
  • Accommodations for 2 (1 room) 2 nights, 3 days Jan 15-17, 2017 at Planet Hollywood Casino
  • $250 of “GOLD” to spend during your trip
  • 2 weekend badges for Otakon Vegas
  • One Piece DVD & Swag Prize Pack
  • Private Meet & Greet with Colleen Clinkenbeard voice of “Luffy”

 

Second Place Winner to Receive a One Piece Treasure Chest containing Various One Piece Merchandise and DVD’s valued over $500!

 

Catch One Piece Film Gold in theaters across the U.S. & Canada, January 10 – 17, 2017!

 

Remembering Cole Owen Brown

With heavy hearts, we are saddened to share the news that voice actor Cole Brown has passed away. For over 10 years, Cole contributed his considerable talents to numerous roles on Funimation English dub productions. Anime fans know him best for his many notable roles including Blackbeard in “One Piece,” Heaven Canceller in “A Certain Magical Index,” Vahriz in “The Heroic Legend of Arslan,” the Narrator in “Desert Punk.”

 

Most recently, fans heard Cole as Lord Redford in “Izetta: The Last Witch.” Friend and fellow actor David Wald will be stepping into Cole’s shoes to continue his legacy on the series.

 

He will be missed but his voice lives on. Our thoughts go out to his wife Brenda and the rest of his family.

 

News

 

Schedule of Subbed Shows Coming Off Funimation

As mentioned earlier this year, Funimation and Crunchyroll have partnered together to give you more anime content by focusing on what we do best. Funimation will dub most of the shows that Crunchyroll has, and Crunchyroll will get most of the subbed content that Funimation has. Funimation will still have all your favorite dubs, new SimulDubs every season, and new shows never before been dubbed

 

Now that we’re further along in the partnership, we’ll be dubbing more shows that Crunchyroll has (stay tuned for future announcements of which shows that will entail) and subbed content will start to come off of our apps and website. See the subbed shows that are planned to come off of Funimation that are on Crunchyroll already below.

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VOICE CAST REVEALED FOR THE OFFICIAL U.S. ENGLISH DUB OF “DRAGON BALL SUPER”

Dragon Ball Veterans Including Seán Schemmel, Christopher R. Sabat, Jason Douglas, Ian Sinclair and Sonny Strait to Reprise Roles

 

LOS ANGELES, CA – November 30, 2016. As Toei Animation Inc. and Funimation® Entertainment ready for the highly-anticipated, dub launch of “Dragon Ball Super”, the acclaimed original English cast is back to embark on the newest adventure in the Dragon Ball saga. Long-time Dragon Ball franchise voice actors reprising their previous roles for Funimation’s English dub production include Seán Schemmel (Goku), Christopher R. Sabat (Vegeta), Jason Douglas (Beerus), Ian Sinclair (Whis) and Sonny Strait (Krillin) – all of whom starred in last year’s hit movie “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’,”which became the 9th highest grossing anime film of all time in U.S.

 

Reuniting the franchise’s iconic characters, “Dragon Ball Super” follows the aftermath of Goku’s fierce battle with Majin Buu, as he attempts to maintain Earth’s fragile peace. Overseen by Dragon Ball’s original creator, Akira Toriyama, Dragon Ball Super draws on its thirty-year history to create a bold, new universe that is welcoming to fans and endearing to new viewers.

 

“We are excited to welcome back our many friends and talented newcomers in making ‘Dragon Ball Super’ as special as it can be for fans across the U.S.” said Masayuki Endo, President of Toei Animation Inc. “Funimation has been a fantastic partner in shaping the series for English audiences.”

 

“We’re thrilled to reunite the original voice cast for our U.S. English dub production of ‘Dragon Ball Super’ with Toei,” said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and founder of Funimation. “Dragon Ball fans – new and old - can look forward to the same great dub experience with ‘Dragon Ball Super’ that they have been enjoying for the past 18 years.”

 

CHARACTER……………… ACTOR
GOKU Seán Schemmel
VEGETA Christopher R. Sabat
BEERUS Jason Douglas
WHIS Ian Sinclair
KRILLIN Sonny Strait
GOHAN Kyle Hebert
BULMA Monica Rial
PICCOLO Christopher R. Sabat
TRUNKS Alexis Tipton
NARRATOR Doc Morgan
GOTEN Kara Edwards
CHI-CHI Cynthia Cranz
A18 Meredith McCoy
MR. SATAN Chris Rager
BUU Josh Martin
KING KAI Seán Schemmel
SHENRON Christopher R. Sabat
VIDEL Kara Edwards
YAMCHA Christopher R. Sabat
TIEN John Burgmeier
SHOU Chris Cason
ROSHI Mike McFarland
PUAR Brina Palencia
PILAF Chuck Huber
OX-KING Kyle Hebert
OOLONG Brad Jackson
MARRON Tia Ballard
KIBITO KAI Kent Williams
ELDER KAI Kent Williams
DENDE Justin Cook
CHIAOTZU Brina Palencia
MAI Colleen Clinkenbeard

 

 

 

Subtitled episodes of “Dragon Ball Super” are currently available on FunimationNow as well as Crunchyroll and Daisuki.net along with new simulcast episodes streaming on Saturdays at 8:30 pm ET.

 

 

About Toei Animation Inc.

Based in Los Angeles, Toei Animation Inc. manages the film distribution of Toei’s top properties, including Dragon Ball all series, Sailor Moon, One Piece, Saint Seiya, and many others to North America, Latin America, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Toei Animation Los Angeles office further handles all categories of consumer product licensing based on its film and television brands within these territories. For more information, please visit toei-animation-usa.com.

 

About Funimation Entertainment

Funimation is the go-to destination for extraordinary anime. By combining its integrated in-house studios along with its technology and distribution partnerships, Funimation leads the industry with its omnichannel approach to offering anime to fans—from streaming and home entertainment, to theatrical distribution and broadcast television. The company’s next generation streaming service, FunimationNow, provides subscribers with instant access to their favorite sub and dub shows in ad-free HD on the widest array of devices and platforms—from smartphones and tablets to TVs and gaming consoles. For more information about Funimation, visit funimation.com.

Temporary Blog Changes

Hello everyone — quick update!
As we prepare for our new site launch, you may notice some small changes to the blog here and there as things are being updated behind the scenes. Starting today, comments on the blog will temporarily be off as we continue to make those updates. Thanks for your patience — we can’t wait to share something great with you all!