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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.

 

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!

 

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 funimation.com/subscribe for more information on the FUNimation Streaming Service.

 

 

 

Waggin’ Ball Z: Battle of Pets Update

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The epic battle of Dog vs. Cat rages on! We’ve seen some EPIC entries, but here are some of our favorites that we just had to share.

 

From team #DragonDogZ:

Thanks to @ANN_Bamboo, @ScrewAttackBen, @AtYes2Ats, and @leehaaa for voting and tweeting these pics! You can click on each picture below to see the original tweet.

 

leehaaa dbz dog   super syberian dbz dog
joel m dbz dog   bamboo dbz dog
 

From team #DragonCatZ:

Thanks to @lentisoup, @Megami33, @bertolinooo, and @LaurMoor for voting and tweeting these pics! Click on their pictures below to see the original tweets.

 

lauren dbz cats   christine dbz cats
 

marissa dbz cats   corinne dbz cats
 

 

Right now, the dogs are slobbering, I mean clobbering, the competition. Can the cats make a come back? Check the votes right now by clicking this link.

 

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!

 

synopsis:

 

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!

 

Congratulations, Attack on Titan Giveaway Winners!

Many brave souls answered the call-to-action by pre-ordering Attack on Titan Part Two – FUNimation EXCLUSIVE Collector’s Edition and entering our Pre-Order and WIN giveaway.  Now, we’re happy to announce the winners!

 

 

Winners of an Eren, Mikasa, or Levi statue from Kotobukiya are:

 

  • Laurie H. from Wakefield, MA
  • Sean C. from East Providence, RI
  • Christian C. from Chicago, IL

 

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Kotobukiya is Japan’s #1 collector toy company.  Find Kotobukiya on Facebook  or visit their website!

 

Our Prize Pack Winners are:

 

  • Alyssa G. from Scarborough, ON, Canada
  • Josefina O. from San Jose, CA
  • Walter R. from Hyattsville, MD

 

Congratulations, everyone!  You can get your own Attack on Titan Part Two – FUNimation EXCLUSIVE Collector’s Edition at the FUNimation Store!

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Check out the video below to get a first-hand look at the Exclusive Collector’s Edition!

Dogs & Cats Clash in Waggin’ Ball Z: Battle of Pets

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We’re celebrating the upcoming release of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (Available October 7) by asking the unanswerable question that has plagued humanity since the dawn of time. Which is better, dogs or cats? For eons, these cuddly companions have waged an epic battle for supreme control of the universe. Now the time has come for you, the lowly Earthlings, to help determine a victor.

 

Claiming your allegiance is easy! Every vote goes towards the power level of the animal you choose and enters you in the chance to win a fabulous Dragon Ball Z prize pack! Six winners will be chosen at random (3 from Twitter, and 3 from Instagram) to win a copy of Dragon Ball Z Season One on Blu-ray and an autographed DVD wrap signed by members of the English voice cast. Click here for complete rules and details.

 

Keep tabs on who’s power level is strongest on the Battle of Pets website (http://dragonballz.com/battleofpets/) and check back on October 7th to watch the epic conclusion and see the winner. Be sure to order your copy of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods the Extended Edition. Click here to buy now.

 

 

Vote On Twitter
Send a tweet using the hashtag #dragondogz (to vote for team dog) or #dragoncatz (to vote for team cat)

Example: “All hail our kitty overlords! Cats > Dogs forever. #dragoncatz”

 

Vote On Instagram
Take a picture of your beloved pet, or use one of the million you already have saved on your phone.

Post it to Instagram using the hashtag #dragondogz (to vote for team dog) or #dragoncatz (to vote for team cat)

 

Vote On The Web
Go to http://dragonballz.com/battleofpets/ and click on the ‘Vote #dragondogz” or “Vote #dragoncatz” button to cast your vote.

Note: This method still uses Twitter, but will create an auto-generated post for you.

Black Butler – Book of Circus Contest

black butler 3 EDIT: CONTEST COMPLETED! SCROLL DOWN TO SEE THE WINNERS!

 

The time has finally come for the last episode of Black Butler – Book of Circus. As we reminisce about this season, we’d love to know your thoughts. Of course, we’re giving you a little incentive to share with us as well!

 

From now until Sept. 19th you have the chance to win an adorable Black Butler Pop! Vinyl figure from Funko!  All you have to do is answer the following question: “What do you love most about Black Butler – Book of Circus?”

 

You can reply in the comments of this blog post, on the designated Contest Thread on our official Facebook page, or Tweet us @FUNimation and use the hashtag #BlackButlerContest

 

2 winners will be chosen at random to win either a Pop! Vinyl Ciel and Sebastian or a Pop! Vinyl Grell and Undertaker! Click here to see complete rules and details.

 

Prize 1:

funko bb2funko bb4
 

Prize 2:

 

funko bb3  funko bb1
 

If you haven’t watched Black Butler – Book of Circus, now’s a great time to catch up and marathon the series! The last episode streams tomorrow (Sept. 11th) for FUNimation subscribers. The episode will be available for free 1 week later for non-subscribers. Click here to watch now!

 

Here’s a clip from the series!

 

 

WINNERS:

Congratulations to fullmetalgirl21 (FUNimation.com member) and Maryanne Sanders (from Facebook). If you have not done so already, please check your messages for information on how to claim your prizes.

 

Thanks to everyone who entered! We’ve really enjoyed watching Black Butler: Book of Circus this season, and we’re thrilled to see that so many of you have as well.

 

 

Hal – the Movie – Contest Update

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Last week, to celebrate our release of Hal – The Movie, we launched a contest to ask you to answer a pretty thought-provoking question: Do you think robots will ever be able to feel human emotions? Our contest is still running for one more week (get your entries in!), but we’ve gotten some awesome responses so far, and we wanted to highlight some of them—and to hear an expert weigh in!

 

Hal revolves around the unexpected love story between a human dealing with the loss of a loved one and a robot trying to understand human emotion. Although it’s a sci-fi anime film, it uses futuristic concepts and technology to tell a very human story, and it raises questions about our relationship with technology. Here’s a clip from the movie that helps to showcase the difficulty understanding human emotions.

 

 

Our contest is still running until September 9, but because of the amazing outpouring of passionate opinion on this topic, we thought we’d check in on the debate a little bit!

 

Since this is a rather heavy question that applies to lots of different academic fields, we asked an actual neuroscientist (and anime fan!), Twitter user @ultimatemegax, for his thoughts on the issue. If you’ve ever wanted a more in-depth look at how the sci-fi concepts of anime and manga can relate to the real world, check out his response!

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Hal – The Movie Giveaway Contest

HAL

 

Looking for a new anime movie that’ll make you laugh and cry—and think? Then check out Hal – the Movie!

 

Hal is a gorgeously animated new film from Wit Studio, the rising star of the anime world that brought you Attack on Titan—and it’s a little different from your run-of-the-mill anime. The story uses sci-fi elements to tell a moving human story about love, loss, and artificial intelligence. After the death of her beloved boyfriend Hal, a young woman named Kurumi becomes a depressed recluse, and an android fashioned in Hal’s image is sent to console her as part of a new form of “robot therapy.” As she opens up to him, Robo-Hal learns what it means to be human– but nothing in their relationship is quite as it seems.

 

To celebrate the movie releasing on BD/DVD Combo on 9/2, we’re having a special contest! One lucky grand prize winner will win a copy of the movie plus an autographed poster. 4 random runners-up will receive an autographed copy of the poster. Just respond to the following question in the comments below, or post your answer to Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr with the hashtag #HalContest.

 

Here’s the question:

Do you think robots will ever be able to feel human emotions? Plenty of sci-fi titles—especially in anime—feature humanoid robots that develop lifelike emotions, either because of or despite their programming; certainly, the attempt to simulate or even replicate human feelings is an interesting problem in artificial intelligence. Do you think we’ll ever see robots who think and feel like us, or is this only the stuff of science fiction?

 

Our favorite entry will win the grand prize and 4 entries will be chosen at random to win the autographed poster. We’ll also share a little bit of the debate from both sides—please note that by entering, you give us permission to share your response. You have from now until Sept 9th, 2014 to enter. Click here for complete rules.

 

EDIT: WE HAVE A WINNER! Scroll to the bottom to see Winner and Runners up.

 

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Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Photo Contest

EDIT: We have winners! Please scroll to the bottom to see our winning entries.

 

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Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods is now playing in theaters!! Dragon Ball Z means a lot to us personally here at FUNimation, and we know how much it means to you as well. Many of us grew up watching Goku and friends on T.V., and we all have a lot of fond memories associated with this series.

 

So, we know that you are just as excited as we are about the release of this brand new movie in theaters! Show your love and excitement for Dragon Ball Z! Submit your photos to our gallery on our official Facebook page and get a chance to win an exclusive fan prize pack. See grand prize below.

 

DBZ photo prize

Grand Prize includes:

- Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Poster – Autographed by Sean Schemmel (Goku), Chris Sabat (Vegeta, Piccolo),  and Justin Cook (Producer)
- SDCC Exclusive Dragon Balls w/ functioning Dragon Ball Radar
- Bluefin Dragon Ball Z Super Saiyan God Goku Action Figure
- Dragon Ball Z Seasons 1 – 3 (Blu-ray)

 

The photo entry with the highest number of votes will win this awesome Grand Prize! Three runners-up will also be selected at random to win an autographed Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods poster and a copy of Dragon Ball Z, Season One on Blu-ray.

 

So get those cameras and cell phones out and start taking photos! We wanna see you and your friends wearing the Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Super Saiyan God hair that we’ve been passing out at conventions, your best cosplay photos, and pictures of you and all your friends in the theater watching this epic movie on the big screen! Click here to enter!

 

*Please note that this is a Photo Contest. We are not accepting fan art drawings for this contest.

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Get Fired Up for Ping Pong: The Animation Contest

EDIT: We have winners! Please scroll to the bottom to see.

 

Here at FUNimation we LOVE Ping Pong. We even made a video about how much we love Ping Pong, and how epic we think the sport is. Check it out below.

 

 

Not only do we love Ping Pong the sport, but we also love Ping Pong: the Animation! Everything from the unique style to the phenomenal character development and the exciting matches. But enough about why we love it, we want to know why YOU love the series!

 

CONTEST RULES:

There are two ways to enter:

1) Reply to the designated contest thread on our official FUNimation Facebook page with why you love Ping Pong: the Animation.

2) Tweet us @FUNimation and tell us why you love Ping Pong: the Animation. Include this url: http://funi.to/1k9BXvF link in your tweet. (You must follow FUNimation’s Twitter account so that we can direct message you if you win).

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A Certain Scientific Railgun S – Accelerator’s Whisper Caption Contest

EDIT: Contest is now over! Scroll to the bottom to see winning entries.

 

In A Certain Scientific Railgun S, Accelerator is the overpowered and deadly antagonist that our heroine Misaka tries to stop from killing her tens of thousands of clones, all created from a dark scientific experiment. His ridiculously overpowered abilities (featured in our previous scientific writeup, A Certain Scientific Analysis S) and sinister cackle are so iconic that they’ve even spawned an internet meme—Accelerator’s Whisper, an image macro based on his initial introduction.

 

In honor of the release of Railgun S Part 2, we’re running a caption contest for this famous scene! One grand prize winner and four runners up will receive a prize pack of Railgun merchandise!

 

Here are shots of the scene, with the original dialogue:

 

railgun accelerator

 

That’s a pretty creepy and tense scene! But we like to think that the gravity also kind of lends itself to some great parodies. Here are some we loved from around the Internet:

 

accelerator_3     accelerator_1
 

Come up with your own silly caption! You can enter by replying to this blog post, or by responding on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #RailgunSContest. If you want to make your own, click here for a clean version of the image.

 

Entries must be submitted by August 3rd, and winners will be announced August 4th. No image editing is required. We’ll share our favorites! Please note that by submitting an entry, you give us permission to share it on our social media channels. Click here for complete rules.

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