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A Certain Magical Index II English Cast Announcement and Dub Premiere

Tsundere battle nuns, mercenary magicians, and more! Here’s your English cast announcement for A Certain Magical Index II, Part 1!

 

Have you pre-ordered your copy yet? See the continuation of Touma and Index’s adventures in high definition! That’s right, Index II is finally coming to Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack—order today!

 

index keyCHARACTER – ACTOR
Agnese Sanctis – Alex Moore
Angelene – Kristin Sutton
Awaki Musujime – Bryn Apprill
Charles Conder – Ed Blaylock
Lidvia Lorenzetti – Rachel Robinson
Lucia – Lauren Landa
Oriana Thomson – Jennifer Green
Orsola Aquinas – Mallorie Rodack
Ouma Yamisaka – Bob Carter
Saiji Tatemiya – Duncan Brannan
Seiri Fukiyose – Skyler McIntosh
Tushima – Haley Esposito
Uragami – Andrea Freyberg

 

CREW

ADR Director – Jerry Jewell
Lead ADR Engineer – Alyssa Galindo

 

index ii part oneseries synopsis:

When science and sorcery clash, the result is explosive in this sequel to A Certain Magical Index from the studio that brought you Shakugan no Shana!

The Book of the Law—an encoded grimoire containing catastrophic magic—has been stolen, so naturally Kamijo, Index, and a few familiar faces join in the crusade to protect the one nun who can decipher the powerful text. But as the group battles church sects and holy assassins, they realize that discovering who their true enemy is may be more difficult than saving the sister. Meanwhile, an organization known as the Science Society resurrects an esper-producing program, a school festival brings out the competition—and drama—in the student population, and a mysterious figure negotiates the purchase of a sacred relic that could threaten the future of Academy City.

 

We’ll be premiering the English dub of A Certain Magical Index II at Otakon next weekend, so if you’re in town be sure to attend! Keep an eye on the Otakon website for scheduling information.

 

 

Important notice about the Senran Kagura release

We have recently been made aware of an error in listings for Senran Kagura: Ninja Flash! which stated that the release includes six OVA episodes. We do not have the rights to these extras, and they are not included on the release.
 

Giant Ape Media acquires extended rights for hit cable series LOST GIRL

lost girl bo season 5Flower Mound, TX – July 24, 2014 – Giant Ape Media announced today that it has extended the Blu-ray & DVD, DTO/DTR/EST, (and via digital carriers) PPV and VOD rights to the hit series, Lost Girl. The series is currently in production for season 5.

 

Series synopsis:

 

When we last saw the supernatural seductress Bo (Anna Silk: Being Erica; Billable Hours), she and her allies had been caught up in a fierce battle for the fate of the world. Her mysterious, long-absent father, turns his daughter into the Dark Queen in his ploy to escape from hell.  Bo’s allies—both Fae and human—manage to fight back his army of undead revenants, but only at the great loss of one of their own.

 

Lost Girl was developed by Prodigy Pictures, in association with Shaw Media and Showcase. Executive producers are Jay Firestone, Vanessa Piazza, and Michael Grassi.

 

Lost Girl Seasons 1 – 4 are now currently available on Blu-ray and DVD. Please click here to order.

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One Piece Season 6, Voyage 1 English Cast Announcement

one piece s6v1Hold onto your straw hats, people! Just announced at San Diego Comic Con, we have for you the English cast list for the One Piece Season 6, Voyage 1 release. That’s right, Thriller Bark! Now, we already know that Brook is voiced by none other than the Dandy himself, Ian Sinclair, but there are a few more major characters that need to be introduced. So, take a look below!

 

CHARACTER – ACTOR

BROOK – Ian Sinclair
ABSALOM – Andrew T. Chandler
CINDRY – Jamie Marchi
HILDON – Jerry Jewell
HOGBACK – Marcus D. Stimac
KUMACY – Ray Hurd
LOLA – Alex Moore
GECKO MORIA – Chris Guerrero
PERONA – Felecia Angelle

 

One Piece Season 6, Voyage 1 is available now for pre-order on Amazon.com. Click here to order now.

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Episodes of Barakamon and Sengoku Basara – End of Judgement – Available for Free Streaming

The wait is over! The first two episodes of Barakamon are now available for streaming for all FUNimation subscribers and members. Episode 4 will be available exclusively to subscribers beginning Saturday, July 26 at 2:50 pm (Eastern). All future episodes will resume a normal schedule: members can stream future episodes beginning Saturday, August 2.

 

In addition, Sengoku Basara –End of Judgement- episodes 1 – 3 will be available for streaming for all FUNimation subscribers and members Saturday, July 26 at 2:20 pm Eastern. Episode 4 will be available to all members beginning Saturday, August 2 at 2:20 pm Eastern. All future episodes will resume a normal schedule: episode 5 will launch exclusively for subscribers beginning Saturday, August 2 at 2:20pm Eastern and for all members on Saturday, August 7 at 2:20pm Eastern.

 

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Sengoku Basara – End of Judgement – Launching Saturday

Sengoku Basara End of Judgment Key Art

Fans have been eagerly waiting for the new season, and we’re very excited to bring you more Sengoku Basara!

 

Sengoku Basara – End of Judgement – will be launching this Saturday! We apologize again for the wait on these episodes, and we greatly appreciate your patience during this time. Episodes 1 – 3 will be available this Saturday at 2:20pm ET. Episodes 4 – 5 will be launching next Saturday (8/2) at 2:20pm ET.

 

In the meantime, if you would like to catch up, you can watch previous season episodes on our site at funimation.com/sengoku-basara-samurai-kings.

 

synopsis:

 

Get ready for the hacking, slashing battle of a lifetime in a new adaptation of the legendarily violent Sengoku Basara franchise. Based on the best-selling video games, the new installment of this action-packed anime revolves around one massive battle featuring mechanized samurai, mystical ninja, gun-toting warriors, and a blinding array of deadly special moves!

 

 

FUNimation adds Ender Box for Attack on Titan Part 2 Limited Edition

AOT part 2 ender box

 

When we unveiled our exclusive Attack on Titan, Part Two Collector’s Edition configuration a little while ago the biggest demand we heard from fans was a request for the Ender Box to also be included in the Limited Edition release. The Ender Box is a hard chipboard box that can house both your Part One and Part Two Limited Edition releases (see image above).

 

Well, you asked and we listened. There are now TWO Attack on Titan, Part Two Limited Edition listings available in our Shop for fans. One will include the Ender Box, for those fans who want the chipboard box to hold their Limited Edition releases, and one without the Ender Box. Please note that the addition of the Ender Box will increase the price of the Limited Edition set slightly. Click here to get Attack on Titan, Part Two PLUS Box.

 

We always strive to provide the best for our fans, and thanks to your feedback, we are pleased that we will now be able to offer you this alternative listing. Attack on Titan, Part Two will be available on Sept. 23rd.

 

Click here to order the Attack on Titan, Part Two EXCLUSIVE Collector’s Edition.

Click here to order the Attack on Titan, Part Two Limited Edition PLUS Box.

Click here to order the Attack on Titan, Part Two Limited Edition NO Box.

 

 

Release Date for One Piece Season Six, Voyage One

one piece s6v1We know that fans have been eagerly awaiting the release of One Piece, Season Six and the highly anticipated Thriller Bark arc. Well, we have some exciting news for you! Our good friends at Amazon are HUGE One Piece fans, and we are pleased to announce that we will be offering One Piece Season 6, Voyage One exclusively through Amazon for a short period of time starting on 9/30. Amazon has had incredible success with their exclusives, and we are thrilled to be a part of this program.

 

Pre-orders for Season Six, Voyage One are now available on Amazon.com. Please click here to order now. One Piece Season Six, Voyage One will be available at national retailers on November 18th.

 

 

Synopsis:

 

Prepare to embark on a horrifying voyage into the heart of darkness!

While drifting through haunted waters, the Straw Hats encounter a ghost ship inhabited by a walking, talking skeleton. Luffy quickly befriends the ghastly newcomer, but the rest of his mates want nothing to do with this panty-obsessed bag of bones. Before the mystery of the seagoing skeleton can be deciphered, the Straw Hats find themselves trapped within the terrifying walls of Thriller Bark! The situation gets even spookier as our heroes encounter invisible fiends, a graveyard of the undead, possessed paintings, and a zombie samurai! To make matters worse, Zoro and Sanji suddenly vanish – and Chopper, Usopp, and Nami get trapped inside a coffin. While his crew flounders in this floating house of horrors, Luffy sets his sights on a showdown with the man behind the madness: the shadow-stealing monster Gecko Moria!

 

 

 

 

 

FUNimation acquires rights to Tokyo ESP

Tokyo ESP key artFUNimation announced today that it has acquired the simulcast and home video rights for Tokyo ESP. Episode 1 of the series will be available on 7/11 at 2:05pm ET and the series will stream weekly on Fridays at the same time.

 

synopsis:

 

The girl next door is about to become so much more.

 

Rinka is a high school student in Tokyo trying to make ends meet while supporting herself and her father. Her ordinary life takes a turn for the extraordinary when she witnesses a penguin and a school of fish flying through the air. After catching up to one of the fish, she passes out and wakes up to find herself suddenly granted supernatural powers. With her newfound ability to walk through solid objects, Rinka is about to learn just how transparent the world can be.

 

From the creator of Ga-Rei-Zero comes an adventure that shows how out-of-the-ordinary abilities of high school students can send a powerful message to evildoers the world over.

 

Never miss a moment of Tokyo ESP! Become a member today and get first access to new episodes weekly. Click here.

 

 

BAYONETTA: Bloody Fate English Cast Announcement

bayonetta keyHere’s the English cast for BAYONETTA: Bloody Fate! Did you catch the English Dub Sneak Peek a Anime Expo this weekend?

 

CHARACTER – ACTOR

BAYONETTA – Hellena Taylor
JEANNE – Grey DeLisle
LUKA – Yuri Lowenthal
BALDER – Grant Albrecht
RODIN – Dave Fennoy
ENZO – John Kassir
NARRATOR – Richard Epcar

 

synopsis:

 

The cutting-edge studio behind Afro Samurai brings to life the sexy, stylish, and undeniably-badass video game vixen that prowls the shadows of your wildest dreams.

 

Based on the best-selling franchise, this pulse-pounding feature length anime shows you a side of Bayonetta you’ve never seen before! Twenty years after her awakening, the hottest witch in gaming history is still searching for clues that could help unravel the mysteries of her dark past. Aided in her quest by the clandestine weapon smith Rodin – and his deadly creations: Scarborough Fair – Bayonetta continues to leave a trail of angel corpses in her irresistible wake. Her search for answers leads to encounters with a mysterious – and eerily familiar – little girl, a vengeance-obsessed journalist, and a deadly white-haired beauty that seems to know more about Bayonetta than the witch herself.  Fans of the franchise won’t want to miss this chance to see their favorite fantasy come to life in a killer flick packed with mind-blowing action and scandalous scenes of seduction!

 

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