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Win a Pair of Tickets to Absolute Battle 2014



Absolute Battle is back, and they’re inviting players from all corners of gaming to join them at their biggest venue yet! This year, in addition to hosting one of the largest fighting game tournaments, Absolute Battle will include FPS tournaments as well as sports. There will also be a B.Y.O.C. section (Bring Your Own Console) for those who want to bring a casual setup for their game of choice.


This 3 Day even takes place November 14 – 16 at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Plano East in Plano, TX. FUNimation will be sponsoring the event, and we’re giving fans the chance to win a pair of tickets!


All you have to do is go to our official Twitter account (@FUNimation) and retweet our tweet about AB5.


You must follow the FUNimation Twitter account, and you must be able to provide your own transportation to the event. You have from now until November 10th to enter for a chance to win! Click here for complete contest rules.


Don’t want to miss out on the event? It’s not too late to register! You have until tomorrow (November 7th) to get your tickets. Just click here. 


CONTEST OVER:  Congratulations to @vVv_Shadow for scoring a pair of tickets to go to Absolute Battle this weekend!


If you just can’t make it out this time, but you still want to join the fun, you can catch all the action via the Absolute Battle live stream on


Psycho-Pass 2 Broadcast Dub Premiere Live Tweet Event and Contest

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The FUNimation Broadcast Dub premiere of Psycho-Pass 2 is this Saturday at 1pm ET/ 12pm CT! As we did with Laughing Under the Clouds, we’ll be holding a contest to see if you can guess the voice actors for some of the new characters this season. Take a look below for the characters that you will need to listen for:


- Kamui *
– Sakuya Togane
– Sho Hinakawa
– Mizue Shisui


*Make sure you watch til the end of the credits in Episode 1 to catch Kamui!


Contest Rules:

- Watch the Broadcast Dub premiere of Psycho-Pass 2 on and listen for the above named characters

- Comment below with your guesses for the English voice actors for each character




We’ll also be live tweeting with fans during the launch of the episode and giving some clues about each voice actor via our official FUNimation Twitter account, so you can try to guess using the clues as well.


psycho pass posterPrize:

We’ll be giving away two autographed Psycho-Pass 2 theatrical sized promotional posters signed by the English cast and crew. 1 winner will be chosen at random from among all eligible entries, and 1 poster will be given to the first person who guesses all of the voice actors correctly.


You will have from the launch of the episode on our site until Sunday night to submit your guesses. Click here for complete contest rules.


Here are some hints to help you guess:


HINT: Kamui’s voice actor plays a certain video game obsessed character in Robotics;Notes

HINT: Kamui’s voice actor is a self-proclaimed Pokemon master in real life.


HINT: Togane’s voice actor owns his own studio where popular anime and video games are recorded.

HINT: Togane’s voice actor has played an alien, a monkey, and dragon in the same series


HINT: Hinakawa’s voice actor is also an ADR Director at FUNimation.


HINT: Shisui’s voice actress plays a certain magical nun in a certain magical series.

HINT: Shisui’s voice actress is extremely prolific and has 289 credited roles on Behind the Voice Actors!


series synopsis:

Inspector Akane Tsunemori and her comrades at the Criminal Investigation Department return for the mind-blowing continuation of the popular sci-fi series set in a world where the justice system can read your mind – and justice is dispensed from the barrel of a gun. Pick up after the dramatic conclusion to season one, and see what happens to Akane after she learns the truth about the Sibyl System!


Psycho-Pass 2 English Voice Cast


Character – Actor

Kamui – Clifford Chapin
Sakuya Togane – Chris Sabat
Sho Hinakawa – Z. Charles Bolton (a.k.a. Zach Bolton)
Mizue Shisui - Monica Rial


WINNERS: Congratulations to our winners ASSauLTxMasTER and kibakesticles! Please make sure to check your inbox for your FUNimation account for messages about claiming your prize.



FUNimation Broadcast Dub Live Tweeting Event!

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Tomorrow marks the launch of our FUNimation Broadcast Dubs initiative! If you haven’t heard of FUNimation Broadcast Dubs before, it’s a new initiative to bring English dubbed episodes to fans while they are still broadcasting in Japan! Click here to read more about FUNimation Broadcast Dubs.


Episode 1 of Laughing Under the Clouds will be available for FUNimation subscribers in ENGLISH tomorrow (Saturday, Nov. 1st) at 12:30pm ET/ 11:30am CT on We’ll be watching the episode AS SOON AS IT LAUNCHES, and we hope that you’ll join us! We’ll be live tweeting during the episode, and talking with fans about the show and FUNimation Broadcast Dubs in general. We’ll also be dropping hints on Twitter and Facebook to help you guess the voice actors for the three Kumoh brothers.


If you can manage to guess the voice actors for the Kumoh brothers (Tenka, Soramaru, and Chutaro) correctly, then you’ll be eligible to win an autographed promotional poster signed by the English cast and crew for Laughing Under the Clouds! Click here for contest details.


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So, joins us as we watch the first episode of Laughing Under the Clouds in English tomorrow! Remember, if you want to see more anime dubbed into English while they currently broadcasting in Japan, then be sure you support both Laughing Under the Clouds and Psycho-Pass 2.



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- The hottest new & returning simulcasts every season
- English dubs for select series while still broadcasting in Japan
- The largest selection of English dubs online
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Laughing Under the Clouds – Guess That Voice Actor Event!

laughing under the cloudsOur exciting new initiative–FUNimation Broadcast Dubs–is launching this Saturday with Episode 1 of Laughing Under the Clouds! That’s right, fans will be able to enjoy the ENGLISH DUB of this series while it is currently broadcasting in Japan! (Click here to read our press release about FUNimation Broadcast Dubs.)


In honor of this momentous occasion, we’re going to play a little game–Guess That Voice Actor!




As this is a brand new series for FUNimation, we’ve got a brand new voice cast to announce. But rather than go with the same old boring announcement, we’re giving fans the chance to win an autographed Laughing Under the Clouds promotional poster if they can correctly guess the actors who voice the three Kumoh brothers in the series (Chutaro, Soramaru, and Tenka.)


Submitting your entry is simple! On Saturday, November 1st at 12:30pm ET/ 11:30am CT the first episode of Laughing Under the Clouds will be released for FUNimation subscribers in English. Watch the episode with us, or pay attention to our clues on Twitter, and submit your guesses in the comments section of the designated Facebook post, or in the comments of this blog post below. You will have from November 1st at 11:30am CT until Sunday at 11:59pm CT to submit your entries.  Click here for complete contest rules.


One random winner will be selected from among all eligible correct entries to win the autographed poster signed by the English cast and crew from the show.


New English episodes for the FUNimation Broadcast Dub of the series will be available every Saturday at 12:30pm ET/ 11:30am CT on


The series is currently simulcasting in Japanese with English subtitles every Friday at 2:28pm ET/ 1:28pm CT. Click here to watch episodes now!




BAYONETTA: Bloody Fate Contest




Contest time! This is a big week for everyone’s favorite Umbra Witch, Bayonetta. Not only has her animated, feature film BAYONETTA: Bloody Fate come out, but the follow-up to the hit video game is releasing today! To celebrate, we’re giving you guys a chance to have all the Bayonetta you’ve always wanted, because who’d say no to that?! Here’s what’s up for grabs:


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* BAYONETTA 2 (for Wii U)
* BAYONETTA: Bloody Fate (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
* Autographed cell replica from the film (signed by director Fuminori Kizaki)


How do you win this amazing prize pack? It’s easy! Head on over to the FUNimation Facebook page and look for this post here. Tell us what you love most about Bayonetta in the comments and you’re automatically entered to win. Four random winners will be chosen to win the awesome prize pack listed above. Contest ends on Monday, October 27 at 2pm CST. Click here for complete rules.


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The cutting-edge studio behind Afro Samurai brings to life the sexy, stylish, and undeniably-badass video game vixen who 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!


Click here to get your copy of the movie today!



Congratulations to Daniel Collins, Corey Bailey, Courtney Tovar, and Savior Anderson! If you have not done so already, please check your Facebook messages (including the “Others” folder) for information on how to claim your prizes.


Thanks to everyone who entered! We really enjoyed reading all of the reasons you love Bayonetta so much!



Hetalia Day’s Coming Up! Also, WIN FREE HETALIA STUFF!

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Hey Hetalians! Hetalia Day’s coming up in less than two weeks, on October 25! What’s Hetalia Day? It’s a day celebrating all things Hetalia, of course! Hetalia Day always falls on the weekend around United Nations Day, to celebrate the continued camaraderie and collaboration between nations. Each year, fans meet up with other Hetalia fans in their local cities to hang out, cosplay, eat international food, play games, and of course, watch Hetalia!


If you’re looking for a Hetalia Day meetup in your neck of the woods, be sure to check out the awesome fan-run directory at! We’ve sent some sweet Hetalia prizes (including some swag from the new season 5, Hetalia: The Beautiful World) to a bunch of meetups in the U.S. and Canada. If you’re going, be sure to send us your pictures and we’ll be happy to share them on our Hetalia official social media!


We’re also giving away a few small prizes to Hetalia fans to celebrate. Just comment, reblog, or retweet on the designated posts on the official Hetalia social media channels and we’ll choose random winners on the Hetalia Facebook, Tumblr, or Twitter to win some goodies signed by the English dub cast! See what you can win below.


And if you don’t have a Hetalia Day meetup near you, fret not! Hetalia Day’s a great time for a marathon at home! Grab some pasta or bratwurst (or 5 cats for 5 deutschemarks) with your friends and watch all of season 5: The Beautiful World, now out on DVD! Our Limited Edition release comes with the special season 5 Hetalia bandana AND a set of adorable chibi stickers of the Main Eight.



We’ll choose 1 random fan each from Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter to receive the follow prize pack!




Costume Busted? You Could Win a New One on Us!

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justin winryHalloween is right around the corner, which doesn’t leave you very much time to decide on a costume. Now, we’ve all been that guy that pulls together a busted costume at the last minute, and I’m sure you’ve taken some embarrassing pictures (kinda like the one to the left here).


Well, we’re giving fans a chance to show us their busted previous costumes (or current ones!) for an opportunity to win an officially licensed Dragon Ball Z costumes from our friends at


Just click on this link and submit a photo of your “busted” costume.


We’ll pick 5 random winners to get their choice of one of the awesome Dragon Ball Z costumes available on Take a look at some of the choices available below, or click here to see all of the costumes.


For every friend you get to also enter, you will receive 1 bonus entry! Get your friends and family to join the fun and tell them to vote for your costume. (*votes are strictly for fun, and will not increase your chances of winning)


Contest will run from now until October 15th. Winners will be contacted via email. Click here for complete contest rules.




Waggin’ Ball Z: Battle of Pets Update – Cat’s Meow

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The clash of furry titans continues! In our previous update, the dogs were fetching votes left and right to maintain their lead. Now, in an epic turn, the cats are pulling the strings in this fight and holding on to first place!


In honor of their current lead, let’s take a look at some of our favorites from Team DragonCatsZ on Twitter and Instagram! Thanks to  @masterkojiro@jirodreamsofcatnip, @hordesoflocust and @jonny5alas for these awesome entry votes! Click on the pictures below to see the original posts!



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And we cannot forget Team #DragonDogZ, who continue to fight valiantly! But can these pups overthrow the cats? Or will they be stuck chasing their own tails? Let’s take a look at some of our favorite entry votes from man’s best friend!



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Thanks to @brandon773201@moe8517, @alexisrae0920 and @Dawn_M_Bennett for the great pictures!



Vote now using #DragonDogZ or #DragonCatZ on Twitter or Instagram and you could win a sweet prize pack. Click here for contest details.


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Be sure to pre-order your copy of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Extended Edition! This release comes with:

*  20 minutes of never-before-seen footage

*  Theatrical version of the film

*  30 minutes of extra features


Click here to order today!




Prepare to witness Dragon Ball Z as it has never been seen before! Stunning animation and epic new villains highlight this first new Dragon Ball feature film in over seventeen years!

Following the events of the Dragon Ball Z television series, after the defeat of Majin Buu, a new power awakens and threatens humanity. Beerus, an ancient and powerful God of Destruction, searches for Goku after hearing rumors of the Saiyan warrior who defeated Frieza. Realizing the threat Beerus poses to their home planet, the Z-fighters must find a way to stop him before it’s too late. Only Goku, humanity’s last hope, can ascend to the level of a legendary Super Saiyan God and stop Beerus’s from destroying Earth, and possibly the entire universe!


Guess Our Fall 2014 Season and Win a 12-Month Subscription!

fairy tailFans already know part of our Fall 2014 simulcast schedule, but we have yet to reveal our entire season. Well, how about we make it a little more interesting?


We’re still working out some final details on a few titles, but while we’re waiting we wanted to see if fans could guess what we have confirmed so far. We’ll even sweeten the deal and throw in a free 12-month subscription for our FUNimation Streaming Service to one random fan who guesses all of the shows in our clue correctly! Click here for complete contest rules.


Ready? Here’s your clue:


A man sits on the banks of the River Styx and contemplates a remembrance of things past while a matching pair of children play a game nearby. Meanwhile, three brothers ferry a sheep and a wolf across the river under the cover of clouds.


*We’re gonna give you one more hint since several people are soooo close, but no one has gotten it right yet. The clues given refer to 6 shows.


To be eligible for the prize, you must decipher the clues and post all of the correct titles in the comments of this blog post. Please submit your entries in the following format in the comments of this blog post:

“Entry: Show 1, Show 2, Show 3, etc”


We will announce the winner on Friday afternoon with our simulcast season!


EDIT: Guessing game is now over! We hope you had fun! Congratulations to our random winner — Dragnoer. You will get a free 12-month subscription added to your account. Click here to see the full Fall 2014 Simulcast Season line-up.


Here’s how the clue broke down: “banks of the River Styx” and “game” both refer to Rage of Bahamut: Genesis. The series is about a fantasy card game where humans, god, and demons inhabit the land. The River Styx is the mythological river that forms the boundary between Earth and the Underworld. “Remembrance of things past” is the alternate title of Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time and refers to the series In Search of Lost Future. The “matching pair of children” refers to the series Gonna be the Twin-Tails!! and the “three brothers” and “under the cover of clouds” refers to the series Laughing Under the Clouds. The “sheep” is a reference to Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai, which translates to “The Shepard of the Great Library.” Finally, the wolf is a reference to GARO THE ANIMATION since GARO can sometimes be translated to “fanged wolf” and is a nod to the Japanese tonkusatsu television series.


Prize: 12-month subscription to the FUNimation Streaming Service


The FUNimation Streaming Service gives you full access to:

*  The hottest anime simulcasts every season right after Japanese broadcast
*  1080p HD streaming video
*  The largest selection of commercial-free English dubbed episodes online
*  Use your subscription on your computer, mobile devices, Roku, or Xbox 360


With the fall simulcast season starting up and a big October of exclusive dubs coming to subscribers, you don’t want to miss out.


$7.95 for 1 month, or save 40% off and get 12-months for $54.95 – that’s less than $.15 a day!
Visit for more information on the FUNimation Streaming Service.