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Special Worldwide Sneak Peek – English Dub Premiere of Tales of Zestiria the X, Only at Anime Expo!

Tales-of-Zestiria-the-X-KEY-ARTIf you’re at Anime Expo this weekend, we have a very specially premiere event, nearly unprecedented for any convention screening, that you won’t want to miss!

 

An exclusive sneak peek at the English dub for Tales of Zestiria the X, episode one — only at Anime Expo!

Based on the hit Japanese RPG, this premiere comes not only before the broadcast dub launches on FunimationNow later this summer, but it also comes before the first episode has even aired in Japan. Be one of the first people in the WORLD to watch the highly anticipated new anime!

 

 

Tales of Zestiria Panel, Screening and Guest Talk
Saturday, July 2 at 1:30 PM
Video 1 – Platinum Ballroom at the JW Marriott

 

The panel is presented with a guest talk as well, so be sure to stick around. The Tales of Zestiria the X anime comes to you from Ufotable, the studio behind such action-packed fantasy anime as Fate/Zero, Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works, and God Eater, so you know the series will look awesome!

This dub premiere episode is a preliminary version created exclusively for this Anime Expo premiere, and some of the performances and casting will be changed for the final dub version. Look out for news about the official dub cast and the broadcast dub premiere date in the coming weeks, and be sure to watch the rest of the series when it comes out at funimation.com/talesofzestiria!

 

Conventions 2016 – Going Big at Anime Expo 2016

We’re heading to Anime Expo, the largest North American anime convention at the Los Angeles Convention Center, on July 1st-4th and we’re bringing heroes, singers, parties, and big announcements! We’re bringing a bunch of Funimation staff for this one, including Justin, Lauren, Tara, and Godswill, and you can be sure that we’ll have a full schedule that you can check out below:

 

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Anime Expo 2016 July 1st-4th

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Anime Expo Parties!

Funimation, along with some partners, will be throwing some big parties at the biggest anime convention in North America, Anime Expo. Not just one, but TWO big parties through the weekend- one on Friday AND one on Saturday! See below for the details.

 

Friday Party:

 

AKA! Sponsored by Funimation

 

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Aka will be hosted by voice actor Kyle Hebert (Dragon Ball Z, Gurren Lagann, Wreck-it Ralph!) and comedienne Dani Fernandez (Playboy TV, MTV, VH1). Shower in an explosion of entertainment – ONE NIGHT ONLY!

 

Aka includes a stage show from 9pm to 11pm consisting of comedy, burlesque, audience participation, and floor prizes. From 11:00 to 1:30, Attack the Music luminaries Mitomoyo, Voia, and Raif will play live!

 

Also every ticket holder at Aka will have a free month of FunimationNow included!

 

AKA! tickets at The Novo by Microsoft in Los Angeles. Doors open at 8:30!

Must be 18+ to attend. To attend, buy your tickets here: http://funi.to/28Mcl6G.

 

 

Saturday Party:

 

Sonicboombox presents: UNOFFICIAL ANIME EXPO AFTERPARTY sponsored by Funimation!

 

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  • OPEN BAR all night
  • Live DJ with dancing inside and out on patio
  • Walking distance from LA Convention Center (less than 1 mile)
  • Funimation swag (posters and more!)
  • Snap Yourself photobooth (8pm til midnight)
  • Okamoto Kitchen food truck (from 8pm-10pm, at least!)
  • Music by DJ VER5E & Chuck None
  • Cosplay encouraged (but not required)!
  • Must be 21+.

 

Get your ticket online in advance and save! http://funi.to/28NoxWV

Doors open at 8pm! Find more information on the event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/732302946912006/

 

Conventions 2016: AnimeNEXT!

Next up on the convention circuit for 2016 is none other than AnimeNEXT in Atlantic City, NJ! The fun doesn’t stop for our conventions team, so check out what they’ll be bringing to the Atlantic City Convention Center this weekend!

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PANELS

Funimation Industry Panel | Friday, June 10 | 12:15p – 1:45p | Panel 302

From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news, info, and announcements from North America’s largest anime distributor—Funimation. Live tweet with us using the hashtag #FunimationPanel for a chance to win prizes! 

 

Funimation Favorites | Friday, June 10th | 8:00p – 9:00p |  Panel 318

Join Funimation staff as we take a look at some of our personal favorites from current anime and past classics. What’s your Funimation favorite? Share it with us using the hashtag #FunimationFave and you could win a prize! 

 

Funimation Peep Show [18+] | Saturday, June 11th | 10:45p – 12:15a | Panel 302

Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW. Join host Cookie Stratford for some jiggly clips and trailers from some of the hottest Funimation titles. Don’t forget to bring tissues, you know, for the nose bleeds. Audience participation encouraged by tweeting using the hashtag #FunimationPeepShow. You could even win some naughty prizes. (18+, Bring your IDs!)

 

 

PREMIERES

MSS_keyMikagura School Suite – Home Video Premiere
Friday, June 10th | 7:00p | Location: Video 305

 

From the studio behind Laughing Under the Clouds and Yuruyuri comes a high school fantasy unlike any other! Like most awkward teens, formerly reclusive gamer Eruna Ichinomiya struggle to find her place at Mikagura High School. But her experience is far from ordinary, as the mischief-making members of the school’s manga, calligraphy, drama, and other cultural clubs vie for total school domination in a rather extreme way—ULTIMATE ATTACKS. Get ready for the high-energy high school adventure you’ve only ever dreamed of.

 

BOOTH

Stop by the booth to say hi and get some great deals on your favorite new and classic titles, plus a little extra to sweeten the deal:

 

- Autographed Gifts with Purchase
- Free Lanyard with Purchase
- Pin Draw Promotion.  Levels are:

  • 1 for $75 spent
  • 2 for $125 spent
  • 3 for $175 spent
  • 4 for $200 spent

 

We can’t wait to see you there!

 

 

Conventions 2016: A-Kon!

It’s been a crazy few weeks of travel, but the Funimation convention crew is back in our hometown for our biggest local anime convention of the year: A-kon!  This convention is a special one for us, and we could not be more excited!  Stop by our booth, Funimation Lounge, or any of our panels and screenings listed below to get in on the fun and say hi to the entire crew!

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PANELS

(Please note that some panels will require ticketing this year. Click here to read more info on A-kon’s ticketing policy!)

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Conventions 2016 – Going Up to Animazement and Anime North

This weekend, Funimation employees are flying up through North America to make it Anime North in Toronto, Canada and to Animazement in Raleigh, North Carolina. We’re bringing panels, screenings, good booth deals, and the fun! Please welcome Tara to Anime North and welcome Tim, Alex, and Godswill to Animazement.

 

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ANIME NORTH PANELS

 

 

Funimation Peep Show (18+) | Friday, May 27th | 9:00pm – 11:00pm | Panel Location: International Plaza C – Video 1

Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW. Watch jiggly clips and trailers from some of the hottest Funimation titles with host Cookie Stratford (@CookieStratford).  Don’t forget to bring tissues, you know, for the nose bleeds. Audience participation encouraged by tweeting using the hashtag #FunimationPeepShow. You could even win some naughty prizes. (18+, Bring your IDs!)

 

Funimation Favorites | Saturday, May 28th| 12:00pm – 1:00pm | Panel Location: International Plaza C – Video 1

Funimation takes a look at some of our personal favorites from current anime and past classics. What’s your Funimation favorite? Share it with us using the hashtag #FunimationFave!

 

Funimation Industry | Saturday, May 28th | 3:00pm – 5:00pm | Panel Location: International Plaza C – Video 1

From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news, info, and announcements from North America’s largest anime distributor—Funimation. Live tweet with us using the hashtag #FunimationPanel for a chance to win prizes!

 

Funimation Online | Sunday, May 29th | 12:00pm – 1:00pm | Panel Location: International Plaza C – Video 1

Take a look at the latest in streaming anime on Funimation.com. Watch nearly endless episodes of your favorite series, both subbed and dubbed, via apps on PlayStation, Xbox, iOS, Android and more! Tweet using the hashtag #FunimationOnline for a chance to win prizes! 

 

 

ANIMAZEMENT PANELS

 

 

Funimation Industry | Friday, May 27th | 2:30pm – 3:30pm | Panel Location: 301 AB

From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news, info, and announcements from North America’s largest anime distributor—Funimation. Live tweet with us using the hashtag #FunimationPanel for a chance to win prizes!

 

Funimation Favorites | Saturday, May 28th| 12:30pm – 1:30pm | Panel Location: 301 AB

Funimation takes a look at some of our personal favorites from current anime and past classics. What’s your Funimation favorite? Share it with us using the hashtag #FunimationFave!

 

 

 

DEALER’S BOOTH

 

 

Anime North Dealer’s Room Location and Times:

 

Funimation Booth: F03 in the Industry area

Come to the booth to get free posters (after a short 4-question survey) when panels aren’t running!

 

 

Animazement Dealer’s Room Location and Times:

 

Funimation Booth: 605-608

Friday 5/27/2016 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Saturday 5/28/2016 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday 5/29/2016 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

 

In addition to sweet savings that can be found at the booth we’re bringing in the Lucky Pin Draw where if you spend a certain amount at the booth, you get to choose the pin you want! Pin tiers are:

 

  • $75 – 1 pin
  • $125 – 2 pins
  • $150 – 3 pins
  • $200 – 4 pins

 

With every purchase we’ll be handing out collectible shopping bags and a Funimation Lanyard! Also you can be sure to find special autographed items based on what you buy.

 

SCREENINGS

 

 

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Home Video Dub Premiere 
 
Anime North | Friday, May 27th | 8:00pm – 9:00pm | International Plaza B – Video 2
 
Animazement | See Schedule for more details
 

 

 

Synopsis:

 

After an asteroid explosion and meteor shower lit up the sky over planet earth, strange adorable bears began to attack and devour humans. The earthlings responded with violence of their own, and in the end, a massive barrier – the Wall of Severance – was erected to separate man from bear. This fragile peace lasted until two high school girls encounter a yuri flower blooming – only to be shaken by the piercing warning of the Bear Alarm! Once again, bear and man- or bear and girl -will be pitted against each other in a deadly and mysterious showdown—brought to you buy Kunihiko Ikuhara, the director of Sailor Moon and Revolutionary Girl Utena.