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English Cast Announcement for Nobunagun

Nobunagun Key ArtEvery once in a while a truly badass female comes along to rock everyone’s world. Throw in some history and you’ve got yourself the acid trip that is Nobunagun. Check out the English cast list below along with the dub trailer!

 

As an extra bonus, if you’re at Ohayocon this weekend be sure to check out the English Dub Premiere!

 

CAST

 

CHARACTER – ACTOR

Sio – Jād Saxton
Nobunaga – Kent Williams
Jack – Jason Liebrecht
Gandhi – Christopher Bevins
Newton – Caitlin Glass

 

CREW

 

ADR Director – Christopher Bevins

ADR Engineer – Kenneth Thompson

 

synopsis:

History and fantasy collide in this thrilling new series from the director of Sgt. Frog and the studio that brought you Fairy Tail!

Ogura Sio’s world changes forever when her school trip to Taiwan is interrupted by a surprise monster attack! Her life is miraculously spared by the arrival of a clandestine government agency that battles the army of monsters with weapons possessed by the spirits of historical figures. Only a select few, the E-Gene Holders, are capable of harnessing the power of this supernatural weaponry, and Sio’s valiant attempt to rescue a friend reveals her as one of the chosen few destined to play a vital role in the war to save humanity!

 

 

FUNimation Goes to OhayoCon!

ohayocon 2015 logoIt’s a well-known fact amongst scientists and scholars that the best cure for the winter blues is to watch anime!** So we’re packing up our Scout Regiment gloves, Chopper hats and Dragon Ball jackets to face the cold at Ohayocon 2015 this weekend!

 

Need a break from the chill? Get fired up with us at the following Ohayocon events:

 

 

FRIDAY

FUNimation Previews – 7:00 PM – Delaware (Hyatt Regency Columbus)

 

 

SATURDAY

FUNimation Industry Panel —  9:00 PM — Delaware (Hyatt Regency Columbus)

 

D-Frag! Dub Premiere – 10:00 PM — Franklin (Hyatt Regency Columbus)

 

FUNimation Peep Show (18+ bring your ID!) –  11:00 PM —  Union B-D (Hyatt Regency Columbus)

 

Nobunagun Dub Premiere — 11:30 PM — Main Events (Hyatt Regency Columbus)

 

 

Don’t forget to stop by our booth in the dealer’s room to pick up some choice anime! Every purchase will receive a FREE FUNimation lanyard while supplies last.

 

 

 

**Author is neither a scientist nor scholar and cannot verify this statement — but it seems right.

FUNimation Entertainment and GameSamba announce FAIRY TAIL RPG with Kodansha

Flower Mound, TX – FUNimation Entertainment and GameSamba, Group 1200 Media companies, announced today that they intend to execute an agreement with Kodansha to develop a free-to-play online role-playing game based on the Fairy Tail brand. The browser-based game will have worldwide territory rights and is expected to be released in 2015. “This collaborative relationship will broaden the brand awareness of one of the hottest anime properties currently in the market,” said Gen Fukunaga, CEO of FUNimation Entertainment. “This will give fans a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the Kingdom of Fiore.”

The Fairy Tail game, being developed and published by GameSamba and its sister studio GameSamba HK, will be a turn-based role-playing game (RPG) where players will take on the role of a wizard fighting alongside members of the Fairy Tail guild in an attempt to recover their past. Players will be able to select from a variety of magic affinities, and unlock and customize spells as they play, creating their dream wizard in the world of Fairy Tail.

The game will allow players to befriend and fight alongside characters from Fairy Tail, create a guild, and more. Players will be able to complete quests from their own guild’s Request Board, and take on epic challenges by forming Wizard Teams with their friends.

More details about the game will be revealed throughout the coming months. To stay up to date on the development of the game, fans can stay tuned to the GameSamba website and Facebook page.

About GameSamba

GameSamba is a publisher and developer of free-to-play and mobile games, with studios in the Seattle area, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. The company’s mission is to bring high quality titles to a global audience. GameSamba is an affiliate of Group 1200 Media. www.gamesamba.com

About Group 1200 Media

Group 1200 Media is a fully integrated next-generation independent entertainment studio. G1200 Media, the parent holding company of subsidiaries, FUNimation Entertainment, Giant Ape Media, and Group 1200 Consumer Products (GameSamba and Immerz), is a market leader in the acquisition, creation, production, distribution, licensing and marketing of our wide-ranging Anime, TV and Movie slate. The studio uses our portfolio of brands to differentiate genres and unique audiences with curated content, services and consumer products. Our content is released across traditional and digital distribution channels, including theatrical exhibition, physical and digital home entertainment, pay and free television subscription on-demand services.   www.group1200.com

About Kodansha Ltd.

Kodansha is one of Japan’s largest publishers, originally established in 1909. A leading source of original content and licenses for Japanese entertainment, Kodansha is home to Hiro Mashima’s “Fairy Tail”, a best-selling manga serialized in the Weekly Shonen Magazine.

D-Frag Cast Announcements – Day 3!

Time for the rest of our D-Frag! cast announcements! Here are our last character sheets for delinquent-with-a-heart-of-gold Kazama and super-deformed-chibi-human-with-a-heart-of-darkness Roka, for this giant tabletop RPG campaign that we call life.

 

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Here’s your full cast announcement!

CHARACTER

ACTOR

Ataru Kawahara J. Michael Tatum 
Chitose Karasuyama Whitney Rodgers
Kenji Kazama Austin Tindle
Minami Ohsawa Caitlin Glass
Nagayama Ian Sinclair
Roka Shibasaki Bryn Apprill
Sakura Mizukami Megan Shipman
Yokoshima Josh Grelle
Young Ataru J. Michael Tatum
Young Kazama Austin Tindle
Tsutsumi Inada Morgan Garrett
Takao Tia Ballard

 

Looking forward to the dub? What do you think of the cast? Click the link here for free puppies!: http://funi.to/1yGCQCN  Just kidding, it’s to pre-order D-Frag! (out on Blu-ray/DVD combo 4/28!)

 

Freezing Vibration Gift with Purchase and Exclusive Info!

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Hello, friends! As we near the spring we’re revving up for some new home video releases, and one we’re particularly excited about—and we hope you are too –is Freezing Vibration, the sizzling sequel to the sci-fi action hit Freezing.

 

Not only are we releasing this complete second season on April 21, not only does it include six OVA short episodes, and not only is the release available for pre-order now…we’ve done something extra-special for this release, just for fans who buy the series here on our FUNimation.com store.

 

Fans who purchase our Freezing Vibration FUNimation.com Exclusive Edition will receive a special limited edition calendar featuring your favorite Freezing ladies—and including a very special (and very naughty) piece of Freezing anime art commissioned just for the series’ North American fans! Note: this release is limited to 500 units ONLY, so pre-order early!

 

If you can’t afford to level up to the exclusive edition, we’ve still got something special for you. Anyone who pre-orders any Freezing Vibration release (the Limited Edition, regular edition, or FUNimation.com Exclusive Edition) will also receive a special digital gift with purchase: a wallpaper featuring a slightly-more-clothed version of this same exclusive artwork.

 

So….

Viewers of this blog post get:

  • To see the 100% fully-clothed version of our North American-exclusive artwork!

 

  Fans who pre-order any Freezing Vibration release get:

  • Their chosen release (obviously!), plus
  • A desktop wallpaper featuring a decidedly less-clothed version of our North American-exclusive artwork!

 

The 500 fans who pre-order the Freezing Vibration FUNimation.com Exclusive Edition get:

  • The Freezing Vibration Limited Edition release, plus
  • The exclusive desktop wallpaper, plus
  • An exclusive Freezing calendar (April 2015 through March 2016)

 

 

Sound good? Okay, here’s your preview of the exclusive art:

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Be sure to pre-order your copy of Freezing Vibration today!

 

D-Frag! Cast Announcements – Day 2!

Day 2 of D-Frag! cast announcements! Here are our RPG character sheets for student council psycho-prez Chitose and REAL Game Creation Club prez Takao. Watch out for Takao’s Takaos casting magic missile, if you know what I mean.

 

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Stay tuned — the main characters will be revealed tomorrow!

 

By the way, pre-order D-Frag! Complete Series. Blu-ray/DVD Combo. 4/28/15.

 

New Release Tuesday – A Certain Scientific Railgun!

 

This Tuesday’s release is magical enough to stand alone! From the director of Toradora!, take another explosively fun trip into the world of A Certain Magical Index, with A Certain Scientific Railgun!

 

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A Certain Scientific Railgun – Season 1

Complete Season

 

Available NOW on Blu-ray/DVD Combo – Click here!

 

Synopsis
Misaka Mikoto, a middle-school girl with an amazing and highly-destructive ability to control electricity, is one of the top level espers in Academy City, a highly developed town populated by students with supernatural abilities. Joined by her three very different girl friends– her flirty roommate and skilled teleporting esper Kuroko; Kuroko’s innocent rookie partner at the local student-run law enforcing agency Uiharu; and Uiharu’s best friend Saten, who has no esper powers– Mikoto encounters various strange phenomena and eccentric people through her action-packed adventures in this exciting scientific town.

 

D-Frag! Cast Announcements – Day 1!

Psycho school comedy D-Frag! is up for pre-order now, and we’re kicking it off with three days of cast announcements! Anyone like tabletop RPGs? Check out the character sheets for cute torturer Sakura and the taser-happy teacher Minami Ohsawa of the Game Creation Club!

 

To celebrate this cast announcement, tell us YOUR favorite memories of your school teachers and tasers! Can’t remember any? Must be the tasers.

 

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Did we mention pre-order? You should pre-order. Do it. D-Frag!

 

FUNimation Acquires Home Video Rights for Dragonar Academy, Date a Live II, and NO-RIN

We know a lot of fans have been asking about the status for the following shows, so we’re very pleased to announce that we have secured the home video rights for Dragonar Academy, Date a Live II, and NO-RIN. See below for details.

 

 

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Dragonar Academy

 

synopsis:

Ash Blake is nothing but a joke to his fellow students at Ansullivan Dragonar Academy. Sure, he’s got the sacred star brand that marks him as a future master of dragons, but he’s having more than a little trouble playing the part of a hero. At least until the day his dragon suddenly awakens, and his world changes forever. There’s just one slight problem: His dragon is actually a beautiful girl, and she’s determined to become the master – and make Ash the slave! Beautiful girls and high-flying action take center stage in this thrilling adventure.

 

Dragonar Academy will be releasing on Blu-ray and DVD Combo in 2015. Check out http://funimation.com/dragonar-academy for more details.

 

 

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Date a Live II

 

synopsis:
Gear up for a thrilling second season of the smash hit anime Date a Live! This epic new chapter picks up where last season ended and introduces some titillating new developments – like a stunning set of twin Sirens! Don’t miss this chance for a second date with your favorite space babes or their adorable hijinks could wreak havoc on planet Earth! Fans are sure to flip for this irresistible offering from the studio behind Cat Planet Cuties.

 

Date a Live II will be releasing on Blu-ray and DVD Combo in 2015. Watch episodes from the first season on http://funimation.com/date-a-live.

 

 

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Coming soon! From the director of the Negima! OVAs and Baka and Test comes a hilarious new series with more agricultural innuendos than you can shake a cucumber at!

 

synopsis:

The mood is right for falling in love with a superstar in the new series from the director of the Negima OVAs! Teenager Hata Kosaku is crushed when his favorite singing idol, Kusakabe Yuka, stuns the world by retiring from show business. Kosaku’s friends try to cheer him up, but nothing can chase away his gloomy mood until Yuka herself transfers into his class at Tamo Agriculture School!

 

Check out http://funimation.com/no-rin for more information and to watch subtitled episodes.

 

 

 

Announced on ANNCast: Winter 2015 Broadcast Dubs & Future Diary Blu-ray Release

If you didn’t catch this morning’s ANNCast, you may have missed some big announcements from FUNimation. But not to worry, we’ve put together an announcement preview, just for you!

 

FUNimation’s Senior Marketing Manager, Adam Sheehan, and Senior Manager of Social Strategy and Development, Justin Rojas, sat down with the good folks at Anime News Network to share some industry insights.

 

During the interview, Adam and Justin announced that the popular FUNimation Broadcast Dubs will be returning for the Winter 2015 simulcast season! Never heard of Broadcast Dubs? Want to get the inside scoop? Check out this article explaining FUNimation’s Broadcast Dubs and how they work!

 

The second announcement of the morning jumps from streaming to home video: Future Diary will be getting a Blu-ray release later in 2015!

 

Want to hear the entire interview? You can listen to the ANNCast here: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/anncast/2015-01-16/.83313