Archive for the ‘Announcement’ Category

First Look at Funimation’s Fall SimulDub Lineup!

We’re excited to share that our partners at Crunchyroll just announced some of their new season lineup! Here’s which of those shows you’ll find Funimation SimulDubs of on FunimationNow this fall, as well as much more to come!

 

NANBAKA

Adapted from Shō Futamata’s Nanbaka manga!  ”Four men are assigned to Nanba, the world’s most formidable prison. Jyugo, a man who attempted to break out of prison and ended up extending his jail time; Uno, a man who likes to gamble with women; Rock, a man who likes to get into fights; and Nico, a man who likes anime. A super exciting action comedy about the daily lives of the prison’s inmates and guards.”

Source: Crunchyroll

 

 

IZETTA: THE LAST WITCH

“Set in an alternate Earth on the eve of the 2nd World War, the story of Shumatsu no Izetta follows Izetta, the last surviving member of a clan of witches that possesses the ability to magically manipulate any object that they touch. Izetta pledges to help protect Princess Fine and the tiny Alpine kingdom of Altstaltd from invasion by the imperialistic forces of Germania.”

Source: Crunchyroll

 

These titles will be joining Drifters and Monster Hunter! Stay tuned for dates and more additions to our lineup!

Recipe: Learn How To Make SHIMONETA Cookies!

We’re positively shaking with excitement for our upcoming special release. The SHIMONETA Limited Edition set is one box stuffed full of the most exciting and essential items every SOX recruit needs. But making the world a dirtier place isn’t an easy task. Exerting all that stamina and energy can leave you feeling….hungry! And we’ve got just the thing to satiate that hunger—Anna’s Love Nectar cookies. We’ve been up all night preparing this special dish, so go on, take a nibble!

 

Can you taste the love? Why not share it with the world? Here’s how to make your own:

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Funimation.com Changes – Discover an Extraordinary User Experience

When it comes to watching anime, we believe the hardest part should be picking a show, not finding one. That’s why the new Funimation.com will feature more ways than ever to easily and intuitively discover and enjoy more anime on any screen!

 

More Apps on More Devices

Anime spans a ton of diverse genres, and that means a ton of diverse fans! Not every fan watches the same way, but everyone deserves to be able to watch how they want. During our FunimationNow launch, we’ll be rolling out new apps for more devices than ever. Including updated apps for ALL mobile and tablet devices, completely new console apps for Apple TV, Roku, Xbox, PlayStation, and PlayStation Vita!

 

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Mobile Responsive Site

No app? No problem! The new Funimation.com will be built responsively so you can watch any FunimationNow shows on the web from your tablet or phone. It’s not just our video player that’s mobile optimized, the all-new Funimation Shop will also be easier to browse on any device so nothing can stand between you and your favorite anime merch.

 

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Search and Discover

Funimation.com has the largest library of English dubs online, and with every passing season our catalog grows bigger and bigger. Finding new shows to watch will never be a problem, but picking the one that’s right for you can be paralyzing. Not anymore! Our new site will allow you to search for shows by show title, keywords, genre, and year—as well as make smart show recommendations based on your previous viewing habits.

 

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Curated Content

The new shows we get every season are great and get a lot of love, but we don’t want to forget the classics you may have missed the first time around. That’s why we’ve created curated and mood-themed playlists to help boost the visibility of some of our favorite cult classics and underappreciated gems. These lists will come out regularly and grow and change with the help of fans like you!

 

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Follow Your Showsemail

Keep up to date on your favorite shows with our new Follow feature! Get the latest news, episodes, updates, sales, and merch for each title you follow automatically delivered to your inbox with the click of a button. See fan reviews, forum posts, trailers, and uncut content all in one newsletter broken out by show and the information you care to see. Getting excited yet? We’re just scratching the surface. Keep an eye out for more feature reveals as we work towards the new site launch. And let us know in the comments which features you’re looking forward to!

 

English Cast Announcement – Castle Town Dandelion

 

Teleportation, anti-gravity, insane calculations… these are just some of the powers our cast will be using to get ahead in Castle Town Dandelion!  They may all have the same goal, but it’s going to be a crazy journey — and you’ll be able to add it to your collection on Blu-ray & DVD on November 15th!

 

Ready to meet the actors competing to take the throne?

 

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Funimation & Crunchyroll Working Together to Bring You More!

Since Gen Fukunaga started Funimation with the first ever English dub of Dragon Ball Z, our goal has been to make the best anime in the world accessible to most fans possible. Today, we’re announcing a new partnership with Crunchyroll that lets us both work together to bring anime to fans around the world.

 

What does this mean for you? Simpler, easier choices about where to watch anime. For subtitled viewing, you’ll be able to go to Crunchyroll – in fact, we’ve already started putting some of our subtitled shows up on their service today, and we will be adding more over the weeks to come. For English dubs, you’ll continue to get those from Funimation – we will have select shows from Crunchyroll’s catalog up on FunimationNow coming soon, and we will be creating new dubs for even more shows in the future!

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Birdy the Mighty: Decode Expires In October

Unfortunately good things have to end. Just as in the way of Baccano and the Fullmetal Alchemist series, Birdy the Mighty: Decode will have its license expired on October 14, 2016.

 

 

What this means is that Birdy the Mighty: Decode will be removed from Funimation Streaming and when its DVDs have sold out, they will not be reprinted by us. This means that you definitely need to watch and buy this series NOW before they go out of print!

 

Click here to get your copy today

 

Synopsis:

Birdy is a jaw-dropping, pin-up sensation with a secret. Under cover of darkness, this dream girl becomes a bad guy’s worst nightmare. Birdy dons her crime-fighting costume and hits the street as a lethal, interstellar federation agent charged with nailing the most dangerous criminals in the galaxy. Her latest case involves a gang of extraterrestrial terrorists and a stolen space weapon that could nuke every living thing on Earth.  Birdy’s got the moves to stop them dead in their tracks, but there’s one big problem: she’s got a nasty habit of going berserk, and somebody always gets hurt. Yeah, Birdy may be dreamy, but she’s also the only thing more dangerous than the bad guys.

 

 

 

 

“SHIN GODZILLA” STOMPS ACROSS NORTH AMERICA THIS OCTOBER

 

The iconic science fiction monster Godzilla makes land fall in the U.S. and Canada this October with the North American theatrical release of “SHIN GODZILLA” from Toho Company, Ltd. Fans have been clamoring for news of the film’s theatrical dates ever since Funimation® Films made its surprise acquisition announcement in July at San Diego Comic Con 2016. And today, the company revealed that “SHIN GODZILLA” will roar into theaters for a limited engagement on October 11 – 18. The movie will screen in more than 440 theaters across the U.S. and Canada.  Tickets for “SHIN GODZILLA” will be available for pre-purchase on the official film website beginning on September 9.

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Tokyo Ghoul: Dark War gameplay details revealed

Today, GameSamba and Funimation® Entertainment are revealing more details about the upcoming “Tokyo Ghoul” game, now titled “Tokyo Ghoul: Dark War”.

 

The game will be available this winter for Android and Apple devices, and it will feature three gameplay modes for players to pick from.

 

The first is the single player quest/story mode, which will take players on an episodic journey where they’ll face an onslaught of human or ghoul foes in real-time action-RPG combat. Players will be able to control a party of characters, and unleash powerful special skills.

 

“Tokyo Ghoul: Dark War” will also feature a variety of multiplayer modes. The first is a traditional player vs player (PvP) arena, where players can compete against one another in fights, to see who has the stronger team. The other multiplayer mode is an experience inspired by MOBA gameplay, and players will participate in 1v1, 3v3, or 5v5 matches against other players as they attempt to take out the enemy team.

 

Players interested in signing up for future announcements or beta opportunities for “Tokyo Ghoul: Dark War” can do so at the official site, tokyoghoul.gamesamba.com. The game will also be playable at GameSamba’s booth (6016) at PAX West, along with their upcoming puzzle RPG, “18: Dream World.”

 

Seasons 1 & 2 of the “Tokyo Ghoul” anime series can be seen on Funimation’s next generation streaming service FunimationNow, which is available on smartphones, tablets, TVs and gaming consoles.

 

About GameSamba

GameSamba is a publisher and developer of free-to-play and mobile games, with studios in Seattle, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. The company’s mission is to bring high quality titles to a global audience. GameSamba currently publishes Star Trek: Alien Domain, Ran Online, and others. For more information, visit gamesamba.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 TV’s and gaming consoles. For more information, visit funimation.com.

Fairy Tail – Part 21 Cast Announcement and Home Video Street Date Reminder

Fairy Tail Part 21 (episodes 240-252) is coming on Blu-ray/DVD Combo on September 6 and we’re ecstatic! To get ready for this, we’ll be giving a little sneak peek to who is voicing in this huge arc.

 

Popular voice actor, Vic Mignogna, will be joining the English dub as the main villain, Mard Geer! See a bit of the action below:

 

 

Click here to pre-order Fairy Tail Part 21 now on Blu-ray/DVD Combo for the release on September 6th!

 

 

SHIMONETA – English Dub Cast Announcement!

SHIMONETA: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist is making its underwear-masked arrival to home video this November — and it’s getting an english dub!

 

 

Meet the english cast, who will probably have to spend the next few months washing their dirty mouths out:

 

AYAME – Jamie Marchi
TANUKICHI – Josh Grelle
GORIKI – David Wald
ANNA – Monica Rial
KOSURI – Lara Woodhull
HYOKA – Mikaela Krantz
WHITE PEAK – Anthony Bowling
NARRATOR/BASE BLACK – Christopher Sabat

 

ADR Director – Jerry Jewell

 

 

There’s even a limited edition for those of you *lewd* enough to dare and pre-order it:

Including:

All 12 episodes on Blu-ray & DVD
SOX sticker – Share SOX with the masses!
1 Tube Sock – You know why.
Pin – Show off our adorable mascot!
Pin – Rock out with SOX out!

 

 

Summary
In a world where dirty jokes don’t exist, where the mere utterance of a ***** word will thrust you into jail, a hero must rise up as a symbol for all things lewd and rude. The mysterious Blue Snow, proudly wearing panties on her face and armed with naughty images and a foul mouth, will bring the art of dirty jokes back! With her erotic terrorist group, SOX, she will press against the stiff authority of the oppressive Decency Squad and step on their hard and overbearing rules. Tanukichi Okuma is the son of an imprisoned ero-terrorist. Rather than following in his father’s footsteps, he plans to stay on the track of morality and wholesomeness. Just like his dream girl, Anna Nishikinomiya, he attends Japan’s most moral school. But after an encounter with Blue Snow, his virtuous plans are ****** and he finds himself entangled with SOX. Will the pursuit of smut tarnish what hope he has with the pure Anna, or will he *** around, stimulated by the panty wearing deviant and her filthy mouth?