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FUNimation Acquires Rights for Jinsei – Life Consulting

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Are you a fan of slice of life anime? FUNimation has acquired the digital and home video rights for Jinsei – Life Consulting! The complete series will be available on our site today for subscribers at 6pm ET/5pm CT, in Japanese with English subtitles. Episodes will be available for free users in two weeks. Click here for more information about the series.

 

Please note that these episodes will be the broadcast materials. We’ll release the series with final materials once those are available. Stay tuned for details!

 

series synopsis:

When bespectacled Yuki Akamatsu joins his school’s 2nd Newspaper Club, he finds himself caught in the crossfire between three pretty panelists assigned to the Life Advice column. Rino Endo has a mind for science, Fumi Kujo loves literature, and Izumi Suzuki covers the world of sports. If students have questions that need answers, these are the girls to ask, but cute as they may be, these panelists never seem to agree on anything! Needless to say, navigating life in the 2nd Newspaper Club is gonna be more than poor Yuki bargained for!

Kamisama Kiss Season 2 Cast Announcement

We’ve got some familiar faces in this next cast announcement. Along with the returning cast members, take a look below for some new talent for Kamisama Kiss Season 2.

 

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Nanami – Tia Ballard
Tomoe – J. Michael Tatum
Mizuki – Micah Solusod
Otohiko – Ian Sinclair
Kotetsu – Josh Grelle
Onikiri – Jād Saxton
Okuninushi – Tyson Rinehart
Takehaya – Scott Freeman
Akura-Oh – Brandon Potter
Kirihito – Brandon Potter
Kikuichi – Nick Haley
Monjiro – Austin Tindle
Mamoru – Aaron Roberts/Bryn Apprill
Mikage – Joel McDonald

 

 

CREW

 

ADR Director – Jerry Jewell
ADR Engineer – Kenneth Thompson
Translator – Shoko Oono
Script Writers – Jamie Marchi, Clifford Chapin

 

Watch the first episode in English this coming Monday at 1:35 pm ET! Click here to see which other shows are included in this season’s Broadcast Dub line-up!

 

series synopsis:

Nanami was just a normal high school girl down on her luck until a stranger’s lips marked her as the new Land God and turned her world upside down. Now, she’s figuring out the duties of a deity with the help of Tomoe, a reformed fox demon who reluctantly becomes her familiar in a contract sealed with a kiss. The new responsibilities—and boys—are a lot to handle, like the crow demon masquerading as a gorgeous pop idol and the adorable snake spirit who’s chosen the newly minted god to be his bride. As the headstrong Tomoe tries to whip her into shape, Nanami finds that love just might have cute, pointed fox ears. With romance in the air, will the human deity be able to prove herself worthy of her new title?

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Rolling Girls Cast Announcement

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And we’re rolling right along with another English cast announcement! Take a look below to see the English cast for Rolling Girls!

 

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Felicia Angelle- Nozomi
Monica Rial- Yukina
Jad Saxton- Ai
Leah Clark- Chiaya
Colleen Clinkenbeard- Masami
Jamie Marchi- Shigyo
Rachel Robinson- Haruka
Tyson Rinehart- Momiyama

 

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ADR Director – Colleen Clinkenbeard
Assistant ADR Director – Clifford Chapin
ADR Engineer – Stephen Hoff
Assistant ADR Engineer – Matt Grounds
Translator – Nita Lieu
Script Writer – Bonny Clinkenbeard

 

series synopsis:

Gun your engines and get ready for the full-throttle adventure ofThe Rolling Girls, the first original anime from the studio that brought you Attack on Titan! In the wake of the Great Tokyo War, Japan, as the world once knew it, no longer exists. What remains is a fragmented network of independent nations ruled by heroes known as Bests. Each Best commands an army made of the Rest as they seek to conquer anyone in their path. Enter Nozomi, Yukina, Ai, and Chiaya. These four intrepid and adorable girls are ordered by their Best to travel across the country by motorcycle, keeping a watchful eye on the field of battle wherever they encounter violence between warring nations!

 

Rolling Girls episode 1 will premiere in ENGLISH this Saturday at 12:58pm ET as part of our Broadcast Dub line up. Click here to see which other shows from this season are receiving the Broadcast Dub treatment!

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World Break – Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman Cast Announcement

This next cast announcement is so good you’ll want to live it again (and again, and again). Hold on to your hats, people. Here’s your English cast for World Break: Aria of a Curse for a Holy Swordsman.

 

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MOROHA – Clifford Chapin
SATSUKI – Felecia Angelle
SHIZUNO – Jad Saxton
GEN – Michael Jones
ANGELA – Morgan Garrett
EDWARD – Seth Magill
JIN – Garret Storms
MARI – Heather Walker
MAYA – Tia Ballard
SOFIA – Alexis Tipton
TANAKA – Sonny Strait
TOKIKO – Trina Nishimura

 

CREW

 

ADR Director – Tyler Walker
Assistant ADR Director – Kyle Phillips
ADR Engineers – Kyle Phillips, Jose Sandoval
Additional ADR Engineers – Domonique French, Kevin Ussery, Andrew Tipps
Translator – Duane Johnson
Script Writer – Samuel Wooley

 

series synopsis:

Akane Academy is just like any other school…except the students just happen to be reincarnated legendary heroes from a distant past who battled for the fate of the world. Now, evil monsters are threatening to wreak havoc, and it’s up to the students of Akane Academy to stop them! Follow Moroha, Shizuno, and Satsuki as they navigate love, past lives, and kicking butt in this action fantasy with a dash of fanservice.

 

The first episode will be available in English this Sunday at 11:05am ET. Click here to see which other shows are getting a Broadcast Dub this season!

 

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Tokyo Ghoul √A Cast Announcement

Now, here’s an announcement you can really sink your teeth into. Take a gander below to see the English cast for Tokyo Ghoul √A.

 

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Kaneki – Austin Tindle
Touka – Brina Palencia
Tsukiyama – J Michael Tatum
Yamori – Christopher Sabat
Rize – Monica Rial
Hide – Clifford Chapin
Nishiki – Eric Vale
Hinami – Lara Woodhull
Mado – Kenny Green
Amon – Mike McFarland
Ayato – Todd Haberkorn
Eto – Lindsay Seidel
Tatara – Chris Wehkamp

 

CREW

 

ADR Director – Mike McFarland
Assistant ADR Director – J Michael Tatum
ADR Engineer – Patrick Morphy
Assistant ADR Engineer – Dominique French
Translator – Steve Simmons
Script Writers – Monica Rial, Josh Grelle

 

Don’t forget to tune in TONIGHT for our new prime time anime block and live show to see the first episode in English! Click here for more information about DubbleTalk.

 

Here’s a peek at the English dub!

 

 

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Death Parade Cast Announcement

Break out the pool cues and the darts, it’s time for the English cast announcement for Death Parade!

 

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DECIM – Alex Organ
WOMAN – Jamie Marchi
NONA – Jad Saxton
QUIN – Anastasia Munoz
CLAVIS – Z. Charles Bolton
TAKASHI – Eric Vale
MACHIKO – Trina Nishimura

 

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ADR Director – Zach Bolton
Assistant ADR Director: Cris George
ADR Engineer – Cris George
Translator: Steve Simmons
Script Writer: Bonny Clinkenbeard

 

Be sure to tune in tomorrow night for the first episode in English AND our brand new prime time block and live show- DubbleTalk! Click here for more info.

 

series synopsis:

There is a place after death that’s neither heaven nor hell. A bar that serves you one chance to win. You cannot leave until the game is over, and when it is, your life may be too. From Studio Madhouse (Death Note, Black Lagoon) comes a thrilling new series where the stakes are high and the rules are simple: your life is on the line.

 

Now, check out a sneak peek of the dub!

 

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Darker than Black Coming to Blu-ray!

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Darker than Black is coming to blu-ray for the first time in North America in a special Premium Edition. Since this release is coming by special arrangement it will be limited to 5,000 units, so be sure to reserve your copy today before they’re all gone!

 

Now we know that might disappoint some Darker than Black fans out there, but depending on how well this release does there might be a possibility for other releases in the future. For now, we hope that many fans will enjoy the Premium Edition we’ve cooked up! Just take a look below:

 

* Releasing in May 2015

 

* Premium Edition Features:

- Complete First Season on Blu-ray

- Specialty “classified” packaging

- 48-page art book

- Display easel

 

* Retails for $99.98

 

* This title is NOT a retailer exclusive. So, check with your favorite retailer to place your pre-order!
(Click here to pre-order on FUNimation.com)

 

series synopsis:

A new and deadly breed of covert agent walks the streets. Known as Contractors, these assassins and spies wield bizarre supernatural powers to carry out the dirty work of others. They thrive in the underworld, between rumor and reality, their loyalties always in question. One among these operatives is more mysterious than the rest – The masked killer BK201, the Black Reaper. His true identity and intentions remain unknown, but as his path weaves through the shadows and alleys of Tokyo, blood is spilled on both sides of the law. It’s a new age of confusion, and the rules of engagement have changed.

 

 

 

Be the first to see the Premium Edition design by signing up for our email list.

 

And don’t forget about Season 2! Coming soon to our Anime Classics line. Click here to order now.

 

 

Bepo Fans Rejoice! One Piece Season Seven Is On Its Way!

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The Straw Hats have set sail for Sabaody Archipelago and they’re about to run into a heap of trouble! We’re thrilled to announce that we have acquired the U.S. home video rights to Season Seven of the long-running action, adventure series. One Piece Season Seven is going to be a big one! Releasing in six installments and spanning episodes 385 – 456, Season Seven will include the following arcs:

 

- Sabaody Archipelago
- Amazon Lily
- Impel Down

 

More One Piece also means more English voice actors for some of the most beloved characters in the series! Stay tuned over the next few months as we unveil who’s been cast for fan favorites like Silvers Rayleigh, Eustass Kid, and, of course, Trafalgar Law.

 

The Straw Hats wrap up their adventures in Thriller Bark in Season Six, Voyage Four – releasing April 7. Be on the lookout for Season Seven shortly after. Coming your way Summer 2015.

 

Can’t get enough One Piece?! Be sure to catch new simulcast episodes every Saturday at 9:00pm EST on onepieceofficial.com and funimation.com/one-piece.

Assassination Classroom Cast Announcement

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Our Broadcast Dubs start this Wednesday, plus we’re launching our new Live Show–DubbleTalk (Click here for more information)! You’re probably curious about how your favorite characters from this season will sound in English; so, we’re rolling out cast announcements all this week! Take a look below at the English cast for the hugely popular Assassination Classroom.

 

series synopsis:

Forget about homework and pop quizzes. The students of Class 3E have a far more important assignment: kill their teacher before the end of the year! A tentacle-d sensei that moves at Mach 20 is out to conquer the classroom after destroying seventy percent of the moon. In addition to reading, writing, and arithmetic, the murderous monster behind the lectern will teach his students everything he knows about the assassination game. Should some eager beaver prove to be a quick study in killing, he or she will save Earth from extinction – and collect a hefty reward. But they’d better take some serious notes while class is in session because their slaughtering sensei has eight deadly tentacles just waiting to wreak havoc on humanity!

 

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Nagisa Shiota – Lindsay Seidel
Tadaomi Karasuma – Chris Ryan
Karma Akabane – Austin Tindle
Isogai – Jerry Jewell
Fuwa – Kristi Kang
Hayami – Jamie Marchi
Hinano – Kristen McGuire
Kaede – Monica Rial
Maehara – Chris Burnett
Mimura – Joel McDonald
Muramatsu – Eric Cherry
Nakamura – Apphia Yu
Okajima – Nick Haley
Okano – Didi Archilla
Sugaya – Kyle Phillips
Kanzaki – Leah Clark
Kimura – Jean Luc Hester
Kirara – Terri Doty
Meg – Morgan Garrett
Okuda – Felecia Angelle
Sugino – Clifford Chapin
Terasaka – Marcus Stimac
Toka – Michelle Rojas
Yoshida – Orion Pitts

 

CREW

 

ADR Director: Joel McDonald
Assistant ADR Director: Apphia Yu
ADR Engineer: Peter Hawkinson
Translators: Nora Stevens Heath, Clyde Mandelin
Script Writer: J. Michael Tatum

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February Subscriber Exclusives – Everything and The Kitchen Sink!

Hey subscribers, we have a HUGE month of streaming in store for you! Check out what’s hitting the FUNimation streaming service all throughout February  – exclusively for subscribers!

 

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Throughout February:  2 episodes added, each Tuesday!

 

In the newest version of the massive online RPG know as “The World,” Haseo and his guild mates search for a legendary item called the Key of the Twilight—but they’re not the only ones looking for it. When a rival guild faces off against Haseo and his teammates, the conflict has deep repercussions both inside and outside the game, and threatens to leave the players forever changed.

 

 

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