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Brothers Conflict Coming to Blu-ray and DVD!

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Your favorite brothers (and squirrel) will be coming to home video in English! That’s right, Brothers Conflict will be releasing on Blu-ray and DVD in Fall 2015. Look for more details (including a cast announcement) coming soon.

 

series synopsis:

 

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?

 

For more information about Brothers Conflict, or to watch subtitled episodes now, click here.

 

Why Wait? Black Friday Starts Now!

Here’s the deal, anime fans: we don’t like waiting in those huge Black Friday shopping lines. In fact, we don’t even like waiting until Black Friday — so we aren’t going to!  The FUNimation Shop’s Black Friday sale starts NOW!

 

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These Holiday Exclusive bundles are available for a limited time, so head over to our Holiday Deals section and grab yours while supplies last! With deals on titles like Dragon Ball Z, Fullmetal Alchemist, One Piece and more, you won’t want to miss out! Plus, orders over $50 will qualify for free shipping!* 

Skip the Black Friday store madness. Your holiday deals are just a button click away on FUNimation.com!

*Free Shipping is not valid on Pre-orders or orders under $50, Canada orders or if you selected to ship your items as they become available (ship separate). Offer pertains to US Customers only when shipping ground.

Hey, Nice Package! Cowboy Bebop FUNimation Exclusive Edition

Are you looking for a way to upgrade your Bebop experience? Do you find yourself saying things like, “Why should I settle for Bell Peppers and Beef, when I can have Ganymede Rock Lobster?” Well, we hear you over there talking to yourself… and we understand. With the Cowboy Bebop FUNimation Exclusive Edition, you won’t have to settle — but you will have to be quick on the pre-order draw if you want to get one before they’re all gone!

 

Just promise us you won’t leave the Rock Lobster in the fridge…

 

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This release includes:

  • The complete Cowboy Bebop TV series on Blu-ray and DVD—the series’ first high-def release in North America!
  • Exclusive Limited Edition tri-fold packaging in the style of a vintage record cover
  • Display easel for packaging
  • Four exclusive art cards
  • One additional exclusive art card with foil-stamp autograph from series director Shinichiro Watanabe

 

Want a more in-depth look at this exclusive? Check out the latest episode of Hey, Nice Package! to see what your Woolongs will get you:

 

Series summary:

Explore the far reaches of the galaxy in this undeniably hip series that inspired a generation – and redefined anime as an indisputable art form.

 

The Bebop crew is just trying to make a buck. This motely lot of intergalactic loners teams up to track down fugitives and turn them in for cold hard cash. Spike is a hero whose cool façade hides a dark and deadly past. The pilot Jet is a bruiser of a brute who can’t wait to collect the next bounty. Faye Valentine is a femme fatale prone to breaking hearts and separating fools from their money. Along for the ride are the brilliant, but weird, hacker Ed and a super-genius Welsh Corgi named Ein. On their own, any one of them is likely to get lost in the sprawl of space, but together, they’re they most entertaining gang of bounty hunters in the year 2071.

 

 

 

 

Live Out Your Wildest Fantasies With These Space Dandy Premium Edition Releases

Brace your wallets, people, because Dandy and his crew are coming to Blu-ray in serious style.

 

To celebrate the release of the Shinichiro Watanabe space comedy, Space Dandy, which premiered simultaneously in Japanese and English (on Adult Swim) earlier this year, we’re giving you the chance to live out your ‘Dandiest’ of fantasies in two limited released, premium edition sets.

 

Delivering the Boobies Experience (FUNimation Store Exclusive)

Honey and the girls at Boobies are definitely on the “must see” list of every space adventurer out there. Can’t make it to the nearest Boobies in your galaxy, though? Fear not, fellow breastaurant-going patron. You can get the ultimate Boobies experience right here – with the FUNimation Exclusive Edition of Space Dandy: Season One. Each box comes with loads of Boobies accessories and gifts you won’t find anywhere else.

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  • Season One Limited Edition (Blu-ray/DVD Combo) w/ Five (5) Limited Edition Art Cards
  • Boobies Trucker Hat
  • Boobies Logo Decal
  • Boobies Pennant
  • Boobies Stickers (Set of 2)
  • Boobies 2015 Calendar

 

“The Boobies Experience Edition” is a limited release, FUNimation Store Exclusive. You can pre-order your copy here!  

 

 

Join the Aloha Oe Crew (Amazon Exclusive)

There’s only one Dandy out there, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try to look as good. Let us help you out with a “The Aloha Oe Crew Edition” of Space Dandy: Season One – exclusive to Amazon. Featuring an official replica belt buckle and charm donned by Dandy himself, you’ll be turning the heads of alien hotties everywhere – regardless of what planet you may crash land on.

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  • Season One Limited Edition (Blu-ray/DVD Combo) w/ Five (5) Limited Edition Art Cards
  • Aloha Oe Trucker Hat
  • Aloha Oe Logo Decal
  • Space Dandy Replica Belt Buckle
  • Space Dandy Replica Charm Necklace

 

“The Aloha Oe Crew Edition” is a limited release, Amazon Exclusive. Pre-orders are currently not available for this release, but they should be up by the end o the week — stay tuned!

 

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Of course, the standard, LE version of Space Dandy: Season One is also available!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Space Dandy: Season One releases February 17, 2015 on Blu-ray & DVD.

 

 

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Space Dandy is a dandy guy in space! This dreamy adventurer with a to-die-for pompadour travels across the galaxy in search of aliens no one has ever laid eyes on. Each new species he discovers earns him a hefty reward, but this dandy has to be quick on his feet because it’s first come – first served! Accompanied by his sidekicks, a rundown robot named QT and Meow the cat-looking space alien, Dandy bravely explores unknown worlds inhabited by a variety aliens. Join the best dressed alien hunter in all of space and time as he embarks on an adventure that ends at the edge of the universe!

Free! -Eternal Summer- Cast Announcement: Sosuke, Gou and the rest!

It’s our last dub cast announcement for Free! -Eternal Summer-! Today we’re bringing you the featured new rival character Sosuke, the tall and intimidating butterfly specialist and Rin’s best friend from Samezuka High School! We’ve also got Rin’s little sister, the Iwatobi Swim Club manager and fan-favorite female muscle enthusiast Gou, we mean Kou Matsuoka!

 

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Sosuke is played by Ian Sinclair, the voice of Hetalia’s Romano, Space Dandy’s titular character Dandy, and Brook from One Piece. Gou is voiced by Jamie Marchi, who played Panty in Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, Rias Gremory for High School DxD, and the narrator in Hetalia.

 

Finally, here are a few more cast members from Free! ES:

 

CHARACTER ACTOR OTHER ROLES
Miho Amakata Caitlin Glass Haruhi Fujioka (Ouran High School Host Club)
Winry Rockbell (Fullmetal Alchemist)
Seijuro Mikoshiba Robert McCollum Shinya Kogami (Psycho-Pass)
Date Masamune (Sengoku Basara)
Goro Sasabe Christopher R. Sabat Vegeta, Piccolo (Dragon Ball Z)
Roronoa Zoro (One Piece)
Takuya Uozumi Clifford Chapin Conny Springer (Attack on Titan)
Kaito Yashio (Robotics;Notes)
Kazuteru Minami Micah Solusod Mizuki (Kamisama Kiss)
Soul Eater (Soul Eater)

 

ADR Director: Jerry Jewell (voice of Momo!)

ADR Engineers: Alyssa Galindo/ Kenneth Thompson

Adapted Scriptwriter: J. Michael Tatum (voice of Rei!)

 

You may have noticed that the cast list is a bit incomplete. There are still some characters that have not been cast yet, so stay tuned for those sometime in the future!

 

We asked them a couple questions related to the show!

 

Ian Sinclair, voice of Sosuke:

 

Question: Can you swim? If so, what’s your best stroke?

Ian: Like a fish. Freestyle.

 

Question: What’s your favorite marine animal?

Ian: A nudibranch.

 

Question: When you were in high school, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Ian: A Rock God.

 

And for Jamie Marchi, voice of Gou, a special Gou-specific question:

 

Question: What’s your favorite muscle (on a guy)?

Jamie: The tongue.

 

Here’s your Free! -Eternal Summer- cast!

Haruka Nanase – Todd Haberkorn
Rin Matsuoka – Vic Mignogna
Makoto Tachibana – Johnny Yong Bosch
Nagisa Hazuki – Greg Ayres
Rei Ryugazaki – J. Michael Tatum
Gou Matsuoka – Jamie Marchi
Sosuke Yamazaki – Ian Sinclair
Momotaro Mikoshiba – Jerry Jewell
Aiichiro Nitori – Josh Grelle
Seijuro Mikoshiba – Robert McCollum
Miho Amakata – Caitlin Glass
Goro Sasabe – Christopher R. Sabat
Takuya Uozumi – Clifford Chapin
Kazuteru Minami – Micah Solusod

 

Check out the previous cast announcements by clicking this link.

 

Thanks for following along! Keep following the Free! -Eternal Summer- Tumblr and Facebook page, or sign up for our email newsletter updates for more upcoming updates on the series, including news about the English dub!

 

 

(As a reminder, if you’re curious about the status of the Free! season 1 home video release and haven’t heard yet, be sure to check out this blog entry for the full explanation. We currently have no newer updates at this time.)

Free! -Eternal Summer- Cast Announcement: Momo & Ai

Today’s Free! -Eternal Summer- dub cast announcement is a double team! We’re featuring more Samezuka Swim Club members—Eternal Summer newcomer and hyperactive stag beetle collector Momotaro Mikoshiba (Momo) and Rin’s not-so-secret, pure-hearted admirer, the shy Aiichiro Nitori (Ai-chan).

 

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Momo is played by Jerry Jewell, the voice behind Hetalia’s Russia, Black Butler’s Lau, and Fruits Basket’s Kyo Sohma (another rowdy redhead!). Ai is played by Josh Grelle, who brought you such roles as Attack on Titan’s Armin Arlert, Princess Jellyfish’s Kuranosuke Koibuchi, and The Devil is a Part-Timer!’s Sadao Maou.

 

Josh answered a couple questions for us!

 

Question: Can you swim? If so, what’s your best stroke?

Josh: Yes. I’m great at floating.

 

Question: What’s your favorite marine animal?

Josh: Jellyfish.

 

Question: When you were in high school, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Josh: Actor.

 

Stay tuned! Tomorrow we’re bringing you the final day of our dub cast announcements with Sosuke, Gou, and more members of the Free! -Eternal Summer- cast! The announcements hit first on the Free! -Eternal Summer- Tumblr and Facebook page, so make sure you’re following them for the most up-to-date news! For more updates about Free! – Eternal Summer - be sure to also sign up for our newsletter here

 

Cast so far:

 

Rei Ryugazaki – J. Michael Tatum
Nagisa Hazuki – Greg Ayres
Makoto Tachibana – Johnny Yong Bosch
Haruka Nanase – Todd Haberkorn
Rin Matsuoka – Vic Mignogna
Momotaro Mikoshiba – Jerry Jewell
Aiichiro Nitori – Josh Grelle

 

Check out the previous cast announcements by clicking this link.

 

(As a reminder, if you’re curious about the status of the Free! season 1 home video release and haven’t heard yet, be sure to check out this blog entry for the full explanation. We currently have no newer updates at this time.)

 

Free! -Eternal Summer- Cast Announcement: Rin

We’re on our fifth day of dub cast announcements for Free! -Eternal Summer-, and we know a lot of you fans have been very excited to see who’s who in the English cast– even to the point of making fake cast announcement images! (Yes, that previous “leaked” cast announcement image that you may have seen was a fan-made fake—be sure to check official FUNimation and Free! ES channels for real announcements!) Today we’re excited to finally unveil the real long-awaited (but not final!) Free! ES cast announcement, this time for Rin Matsuoka, the shark-toothed and snarky new captain of the Samezuka Swim Team! And Rin’s voice actor is…

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Rin is played by Vic Mignogna, whom you may recognize from such roles as Edward Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist), Tamaki Suou (Ouran High School Host Club), Zero Kiryu (Vampire Knight), Fai D. Flowright (Tsubasa) and Karoku (Karneval)! Fun fact—Vic Mignogna and Rin’s Japanese voice actor Mamoru Miyano share a couple other roles—specifically Tamaki and Zero.

 

We asked Vic a few Free! ES-related questions!

 

Question: Can you swim? If so, what’s your best stroke?

Vic: Yes! I earned all my YMCA cards when I was young. I was good at the backstroke.

 

Question: What’s your favorite marine animal?

Vic: Ironically, SHARKS! Love love love them!

 

Question: When you were in high school, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Vic: I wanted to be a special effects artist for movies.

 

We’re not done yet! We have two more days of cast announcements—check back tomorrow and Sunday to see which actors play the other Samezuka swimmers, and other vital roles for the series! The announcements hit first on the Free! -Eternal Summer- Tumblr and Facebook page, so make sure you’re following them for the most up-to-date news! For more updates about Free! – Eternal Summer - be sure to also sign up for our newsletter here

 

Cast so far:

 

Rei Ryugazaki – J. Michael Tatum
Nagisa Hazuki – Greg Ayres
Makoto Tachibana – Johnny Yong Bosch
Haruka Nanase – Todd Haberkorn
Rin Matsuoka – Vic Mignogna

 

Check out the previous cast announcements by clicking this link.

 

(As a reminder, if you’re curious about the status of the Free! season 1 home video release and haven’t heard yet, be sure to check out this blog entry for the full explanation. We currently have no newer updates at this time.)

 

 

 

Free! -Eternal Summer- Cast Announcement: Haruka

Here’s our next Free! -Eternal Summer- dub cast announcement! Today, we’re finally revealing the main character, everyone’s favorite mackerel-loving, clothes-stripping waterdere, the cool-yet-passionate swimmer who lives to surround himself in water’s embrace– Haruka Nanase!

 

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Haruka (played by Nobunaga Shimazaki in the Japanese version) is played by Todd Haberkorn, the voice behind such renowned roles as Hetalia’s Italy, Ouran High School Host Club’s Hikaru Hitachiin, Fairy Tail’s Natsu Dragneel, Soul Eater’s Death the Kid, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood’s Ling Yao, and more.

 

We asked Todd for a few answers to some Free! ES-related questions!

 

Question: Can you swim? If so, what’s your best stroke?

Todd: I can swim, actually. Best stroke: the otter. I swim on my back and break open sea creature shells with a rock.

 

Question: What’s your favorite marine animal?

Todd: The marine scuba diver that scares children when they get in the tank to feed the sharks.

 

Question: When you were in high school, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Todd: I wanted to be an actor!

 

Check back tomorrow for our next announcement! We’re announcing new dub cast members every day this week until November 16! The announcements hit first on the Free! -Eternal Summer- Tumblr and Facebook page, so make sure you’re following them for the most up-to-date news! For more updates about Free! – Eternal Summer - be sure to also sign up for our newsletter here

 

Cast so far:

 

Rei Ryugazaki – J. Michael Tatum
Nagisa Hazuki – Greg Ayres
Makoto Tachibana – Johnny Yong Bosch
Haruka Nanase – Todd Haberkorn

 

Check out the previous cast announcements by clicking this link.

 

(As a reminder, if you’re curious about the status of the Free! season 1 home video release and haven’t heard yet, be sure to check out this blog entry for the full explanation. We currently have no newer updates at this time.)

 

 

 

Free! -Eternal Summer- Cast Announcement: Makoto

Time for our third Free! -Eternal Summer- dub cast announcement—featuring Makoto Tachibana, the kind, sweet and sensitive Iwatobi Swim Club captain, and Haru’s best friend! Who’s the official English voice behind those gentle eyes and lovely trapezius muscles?

 

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Makoto (played by Tatsuhisa Suzuki, singer of OLDCODEX, in the Japanese version) is played by Johnny Yong Bosch, who’s known for many other dub roles you might recognize from other anime—Lelouch Lamperouge from Code Geass, Ichigo Kurosaki from Bleach, Yukio Okumura from Blue Exorcist, Artemis in the new Sailor Moon dub, and more.

 

Johnny also provides the lead vocals and guitar for his band Eyeshine! Click here for more info about the band.

 

We asked Johnny a few Free! ES-related questions!

 

Question: Can you swim? If so, what’s your best stroke?

Johnny: Yes, doggy paddle.

 

Question: What’s your favorite marine animal?

Johnny: The walrus.

 

Question: When you were in high school, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Johnny: An action star…but that really came from me daydreaming about saving a cheerleader from some grab-happy jock and after that I’m allowed to sit at the cool table.

 

Check back tomorrow for our next announcement! We’re announcing new dub cast members every day this week until November 16! The announcements hit first on the Free! -Eternal Summer- Tumblr and Facebook page, so make sure you’re following them for the most up-to-date news! For more updates about Free! – Eternal Summer - be sure to also sign up for our newsletter here

 

Cast so far:

Rei Ryugazaki – J. Michael Tatum
Nagisa Hazuki – Greg Ayres
Makoto Tachibana – Johnny Yong Bosch

 

Check out the previous cast announcements by clicking this link.

 

(As a reminder, if you’re curious about the status of the Free! season 1 home video release and haven’t heard yet, be sure to check out this blog entry for the full explanation. We currently have no newer updates at this time.)

 

 

 

Free! -Eternal Summer- Cast Announcement: Nagisa

Get ready for our second dub cast announcement for Free! -Eternal Summer-! Today’s unveil is the cute, hilarious, definitely-not-a-thug Nagisa Hazuki! Who’s playing the Iwatobi Swim Club founder and resident troublemaking penguin-lover?

 

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Nagisa (played by Tsubasa Yonaga in the Japanese version) is played by Greg Ayres! You might recognize Greg from such roles as Ouran High School Host Club’s Kaoru Hitachiin, Hetalia’s Denmark, and No. 6’s Shion. A lot of people also guessed this one right too! (‐^▽^‐)

 

We asked Greg a few questions pertaining to the role!

 

Question: Can you swim? If so, what’s your best stroke?
Greg: I have been a little water bug since I was a kid. While I mostly swim for fun, I guess my best stroke would be the freestyle stroke. I also love the sidestroke too.

 

Question: What’s your favorite marine animal?
Greg: My favorite marine animal without a doubt would be the otter!! Their playfulness totally speaks to the big kid in me. They make swimming look fun, and easy, and super cute all in one stroke.

 

Question: When you were in high school, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Greg: I had always hoped I would be an actor when I grew up. Now that I’ve made it to the “acting” part, I guess I need to work on the “growing up” part. :)

 

Check back tomorrow for our next announcement! We’re announcing new dub cast members every day this week until November 16! The announcements hit first on the Free! -Eternal Summer- Tumblr and Facebook page, so make sure you’re following them for the most up-to-date news! For more updates about Free! – Eternal Summer - be sure to also sign up for our newsletter here

 

Cast so far:
Rei Ryugazaki – J Michael Tatum
Nagisa Hazuki – Greg Ayres

 

Check out the previous cast announcements by clicking this link.

 

(As a reminder, if you’re curious about the status of the Free! season 1 home video release and haven’t heard yet, be sure to check out this blog entry for the full explanation. We currently have no newer updates at this time.)