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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 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.

 

 

Conventions 2016 – Heading to Anime Central!

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Hey Illinois, we’re heading your way for more than just the deep dish pizza — our crew is hitting the road for Anime Central! Here’s what Justin, LaurenTara, and Alex have planned for the weekend:

 

 

PANELS

Funimation Favorites | Friday May 20th | 9:00p – 10:00p
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 Industry Panel | Saturday May 21st | 12:30p – 2:00p
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 Peep Show (18+) | Saturday May 21st | 10:00p – 11:30p
Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW. Join hosts Cookie Stratford and Kiki Raven 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!) 

All panels will take place in Panel Room 1 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

 

 

BOOTH SPECIALS

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

 

 

SCREENINGS

 

 

The Heroic Legend of Arslan

 

 

Uncut and Uncensored Dub Premiere | Friday, May 20th | 6:30pm | Panel Room 9 – Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
 

 

 

Synopsis:

 

In the kingdom of Pars lies the Royal Capital of Ecbatana, a powerful city ruled by the fearsome King Andragoras. Arslan, the 14-year-old prince of Pars, is a green ruler and lacks the fierce leadership skills possessed by his father. After his father falls victim to a treacherous plot headed by one of his most trusted comrades, the kingdom of Pars falls in the war with the neighboring nation of Lusitania. Narrowly escaping with his life, Arslan must embark on a journey to reclaim the fallen kingdom and fulfill his destiny as ruler of Pars.

 

 

Lucky Star

 

 

HD Home Video Premiere  | Saturday, May 21st | 6:30pm | Panel Room 9 – Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
 

 

 

Synopsis:

 

What’s the best way to eat dessert? Do twins really have a psychic connection? What kind of guys are into moe girls?
These are the kinds of questions that float through the inquisitive mind of anime super-fan Konata Izumi. When she’s not lost in her favorite manga or logging hours in one of her online games, she’s debating the mysteries of the universe with the best friends a girl could ask for.
And while they might not share Konata’s refined eye for anime tropes and trivia, she doesn’t hold it against them. After all, Miyuki Takara is a precious moe dream girl, and twin sisters Tsukasa and Kagami are always there when she needs a helping hand or a notebook to copy homework from (even if Kagami insists on being totally tsundere about it). At the end of the day, Konata could look far and wide, but she’d never find a better group of girls to get her through the horrors of high school!

 

 

Hosoda Double Feature: The Boy and the Beast & The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

HD Home Video Premiere  | Sunday, May 22nd | 11:00am | Rosemont Ballroom – Hyatt Regency O’Hare

 

 

The Boy and The Beast Synopsis:

The latest feature film from award-winning Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer WarsWolf Children): When Kyuta, a young orphan living on the streets of Shibuya, stumbles into a fantastic world of beasts, he’s taken in by Kumatetsu, a gruff, rough-around-the-edges warrior beast who’s been searching for the perfect apprentice. Despite their constant bickering, Kyuta and Kumatetsu begin training together and slowly form a bond as surrogate father and son. But when a deep darkness threatens to throw the human and beast worlds into chaos, the strong bond between this unlikely pair will be put to the ultimate test—a final showdown that will only be won if the two can finally work together using all of their combined strength and courage.

 

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time Synopsis:

After waking up late, flunking her pop quiz, embarrassing herself on numerous occasions, and starting a fire in her home economics class, high school student Makoto Konno figures she’s just having one of those days. And just when she thinks she’s made it through, the brakes on her bike malfunction putting her on a collision course with a speeding train. The life-ending accident would have been the perfect end to the worst day ever, but the strangest thing happens—she leaps backwards in time.

 

After unlocking her new ability, Makoto does what any teenager would do. She re-takes tests, corrects embarrassing situations, and sleeps in as late as she wants, never thinking that her carefree time traveling could have a negative effect on the people she cares about. By the time she realizes the damage she’s done, she only has a few leaps left to make things right.

 

 

See you there!

 

Conventions 2016 – On the Road to AniMinneapolis!

Get ready Minnesota, because the Funimation crew is bringing anime goodness to AniMinneapolis (say that five times fast)!  Join Tara and Tim this weekend for a huge line-up of events:
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PANELS

Funimation Industry Panel | Panel Room 1 | Friday, May 6 | 5:30pm – 6:45pm
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 Peep Show (18+) | Panel Room 1 | Friday, May 6 | 10:30pm – 12:30am
Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW. Join host Cookie Stratford (@CookieStratford) 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!)

 

Funimation Favorites | Panel Room 6 | Saturday, May 7 | 7:30pm – 8:45pm
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!

 

 

PREMIERES

Home Video Premiere: Blood Blockade Battlefront | Panel Room 1 | Friday, May 6 | 1:30pm – 3:15pm
Blood Blockade Battlefront centers around the crime fighting organization “Libra” and their battles in Hellsalem’s Lot, formerly known as New York City. Hellsalem’s Lot was created when a portal to the “Beyond” opened, becoming a paranormal melting pot of monsters, magic and the everyday mundane life, and it is up to Libra to clear the streets of trouble and prevent the horrors of this city from spreading to the outside world.


 

English Dub Premiere: Selector Spread Wixoss | Panel Room 1 | Saturday, May 7 | 12:00pm – 1:45am
WIXOSS is a popular trading card game in which players battle against each other with fighters known as LRIGs, using cards to support them. Certain LRIGs are able to communicate with their owners, and the girls chosen to wield them are known as “Selectors”. Selectors are given the chance to have any wish granted by winning battles against other Selectors, but should they lose three times, their wish will be reversed into a curse instead. The main series, selector infected WIXOSS, follows a girl named Ruko Kominato who becomes a Selector after receiving an LRIG that she names Tama. As she and various other Selectors battle it out for the sake of their wish, Ruko finds herself drawn into the dark sinister world of WIXOSS, discovering that win or lose, there is always a price to pay.


 

 

BOOTH SPECIALS

Come stop by our booth all weekend for awesome deals on new and classic titles, plus:

  • Free lanyard with purchase
  • Autographed gift with purchase of certain titles
  • Anime Pin Draw Promotion:
    - 1 pin for $75 you spend
    - 2 pins for $125 you spend
    - 3 pins for $175 you spend
    - 4 pins for $200 you spend

 

See you there!

 

Conventions 2016 – Making a Turn to Anime Detour

Funimation is making a right turn by going to Minnesota for Anime Detour! Tara (@paraparatara), Tim, and Godswill (@GeneralG23) aren’t going to make any wrong turns getting there as they’re bringing the deals, the panels, and the parties chicken nuggets!

 

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PANELS

 

 

Funimation Industry | Friday, April 22nd | 6:30pm – 8:00pm | Panel Location: Bloomington Room

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 Peep Show (18+) | Friday, April 22nd | 9:30pm – 11:00pm | Panel Location: Edina Room

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, April 23rd | 12:00pm – 1:00pm | Panel Location: Edina Room

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

 

 

Dealer’s Room Hours:

 

Friday VIP: 1pm, Public 2pm to 8pm
Saturday VIP 930am, Public 10am to 6pm
Sunday VIP 930am, Public 10am to 4pm

 

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.

 

 

PARTY

 

Since last year was such a blast, we’re hosting a party room with more anime, more good times, and of course, more chicken nuggets! Stay tuned to social media for information about the room and the times so that you can join us.

 

 

SCREENINGS

 

 

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OVA Dub Premiere  | Saturday, April 23rd | 2:00pm -3:00pm | Room Atrium 7
 

 

 

Season Synopsis:

 

Ciel and the demon butler Sebastian are summoned by the Queen to investigate multiple reports of missing children. When their underworld contacts reveal the disappearances increase when the mysterious Noah’s Ark Circus comes to town the demonic duo must impress an enigmatic ringmaster in order to go undercover as performers-to Sebastian’s delight and Ciel’s disgust. At the core of the circus is a troupe of unique performers from Dagger the knife thrower to Beast, the beautiful tiger tamer. All are connected by someone who changed their lives, someone who raised them from the gutters of London to the heights of the big top—but at a price.

 

 

Gonna Be The Twin-Tail!! Blu-rayGonna Be The Twin-Tail!!

 

 

English Dub Premiere  | Saturday, April 23rd | 12:15pm -2:00pm | Room Atrium 7
 

 

 

Season Synopsis:

 

Soji Mitsuka is an ordinary high schooler with an extraordinary obsession. Twin tails are his fire, his air, his will to live! But when a mysterious woman from another world enlists his help to fight hideous monsters with various moe fetishes, Soji much transform into a powerful pigtailed…girl?

With the help of his childhood friend, the class president, and his endless devotion to pigtails, Soji and his crew form a twin-tailed threesome to take on the monsters who feed on the “attribute power” of humans. But Soji’s new pigtailed powers come with a price; his surging popularity as the new heroin in town makes the twin-tailed trend explode, giving the monsters ample attribute powers to feed upon!

 

Conventions 2016 – Aloha, Kawaii Kon!

We are gonna need some native Hawaiians teach us some more phrases because we are heading back to Hawaii again for Kawaii Kon! Please join our conventions manager, Tara (@paraparatara) for some special screenings and panels!

 

 

PANELS

 

Funimation Online | Friday, April 8th | 3:45pm – 4:45pm | Special Events: Room 311

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! 
 
 

Funimation Peep Show (18+) | Friday, April 8th | 8:30pm – 10:00pm | Main Events: Ballroom B

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, April 9th | 12:45pm – 1:45pm | Panel Room 2: Room 315

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, April 9th | 5:00pm – 6:30pm | Special Events: Room 311

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!
 

 

 

SCREENINGS

 

 

Laughing Under the Clouds

 

 

Home Video Premiere | Saturday, April 9th | 2:00pm | Video Rooms, Theater

 

 

Synopsis:

When swords were outlawed in the eleventh year of the Meiji era, the mighty samurai population began to dwindle. Those who rejected the ban on blades rebelled, causing violent unrest to erupt throughout the countryside. To combat the rise in criminal activity, an inescapable lake prison was constructed. Three young men, born of the Kumo line, were given the duty of delivering criminals to their place of confinement – but could there be more to their mission than meets the eye?

 

 

 

Yona of the Dawn

 

 

English Dub Premiere | Saturday, April 9th | 7:00pm | Video Rooms, Theater

 

 

Synopsis:

Upon her sixteenth birthday, the cheerful Princess Yona intended to tell her doting father of her love for Su-Won, but her life was turned upside down after witnessing the man she loves cruelly assassinating her father. Heartbroken by this painful betrayal, Princess Yona fled the palace with her loyal servant Hak. Now, she will take up the sword and the bow on a quest to gain new allies and protect her beloved people.

 

Conventions 2016 – Hopping To WonderCon, Sakura-Con, and Anime Boston

Funimation is going to have a busy time this Easter weekend as we’re out at THREE different conventions! Even though the crew is spread out, we plan to have a great time nonetheless. Make sure to welcome Justin, Lauren, and Alex in Sakura-Con; Scott in WonderCon; and Tara, Tim, and Godswill in Anime Boston!

 

 

Sakura-Con

 

 

PANELS

 

 

Funimation Favorites | Friday, March 25th | 8:00pm – 9:00pm | Panel Room 4C-2

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 X Wit Studio: Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign | Saturday, March 26th | 11:00am – 1:00pm | Panel Room 6C

Funimation joins forces with Wit Studio to bring a huge panel about one of our biggest titles, Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign. You definitely won’t want to miss the chance to see what’s in store from its creators!
 

Funimation Industry | Saturday, March 26th | 5:30pm – 7:00pm | Panel Room 4C-3

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!
 

 

SPECIAL EVENT

 

FunimationNow Sakura-Con Party – Presented by Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign (21+) | Friday, March 25th | 9:00pm – 12:00am | Neighbours Nightclub, 1509 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122

Kick-off Sakura-Con with Funimation at Neighbours Nightclub as we get turnt vampire style! Priority access, drink tickets, & gift bags for FunimationNow subscribers (While supplies last. Arrive early!) Don’t forget your ID as it is 21+. Register here: owl.li/ZLQWV
 

 

SCREENINGS

 

 

Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign

 

 

4 Episodes English Dubbed  | Friday, March 25th | 3:30pm – 4:45pm | Room 6C
 

 

 

Series Synopsis:

 

From Wit Studio, the creative force behind Attack on Titan, comes a brand-new action series—Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign! After a mysterious virus wipes out ninety percent of humanity, vampires emerge from the recesses of the earth to enslave mankind, treating them like livestock. After growing tired of donating blood in exchange for protection, 12-year-old Yuichiro Hyakuya and his best friend Mikaela Hyakuya plot an escape along with the other orphans. After being the only successful runaway, Yuichiro joins the Moon Demon Company, an extermination unit of the Japanese Imperial Demon Army dedicated to killing off vampires. A true shonen fan should not miss out on Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign!

 

 

 

Project Itoh: Empire of CorpsesFunimation X Wit Studio’s Empire of the Corpses Sneak Peek Screening

 

 

25-minute Subbed Sneak Peek  | Sunday, March 27th | 2:30pm – 3:30pm | Room 6C
 

 

 

Movie Synopsis:

From the studio that produced Attack on Titan comes a captivating historical action thriller based on a Phillip K. Dick Award winning novel by Project Itoh. In an alternate version of 19th century London, the world has been revolutionized by “corpse reanimation technology” creating armies of undead who serve the living as laborers across the globe.

In an attempt to revive his dearly departed friend, young medical student John Watson becomes obsessed with replicating the work of Dr. Victor Frankenstein—the legendary corpse engineer whose research produced the only re-animated corpse to possess a soul. But when his illegal experiments put him at odds with the British government, Watson is drafted into a worldwide race to find the lost research notes of Victor Frankenstein before the secrets of the human soul fall into the wrong hands.

 

 

AUTOGRAPHS

 

 

Wit Studio | Saturday, March 26th | 2:00pm – 3:00pm | Room 4B

Adam Dahlberg (Sky Does Minecraft)/Kyotaro in Tokyo ESP | Saturday, March 26th | 3:00pm – 4:00pm | Funimation Booth

Wit Studio | Sunday, March 27th | 1:00pm – 2:00pm | Room 6C

 

 

DEALER’S BOOTH

 

 

Location: 314

 

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!

 

 

Anime Boston

 

 

 

PANELS

 

 

Funimation Favorites | Friday, March 25th | 2:00pm – 3:00pm | Panel Room: Grand

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 Online | Saturday, March 26th | 2:30pm – 3:30pm | Panel Room: Grand
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! 

 

Funimation Industry | Saturday, March 26th | 5:00pm – 6:30pm | Panel Room: Hall D

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 Peep Show (18+) | Saturday, March 26th | 9:30pm – 11:00pm | Panel Room: Grand

Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW. Watch jiggly clips and trailers from some of the hottest Funimation titles with hosts Cookie Stratford (@CookieStratford) and Sunny Westview.  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!)
 

 

 

SCREENINGS

 

 

GARO THE ANIMATION

 

 

English Dub Premiere | Friday, March 25th | 5:30pm | Panel Room: Grand
 

 

 

Series Synopsis:

 

The King’s close advisor implemented a large-scale witch-hunt. The tragic victims of this hunt were not witches, however, but Makai Knights and Makai Priests. One Makai Priestess gave birth to a child while being burned at the stake. That child carried the bloodlines of the Golden Knight. Although he was saved by his father, a Makai Knight himself, the newborn, León Luís, suffered greatly from the unjust death of his mother. And so he vowed to learn the ways of a Makai Knight from his father, Germán Luís, and use his training to seek revenge. During his battles against the demons known as “Horrors,” León must gradually approach reality and accept the truth.

 

Meanwhile, the powerful former adviser to the King, Mendoza, banished Prince Alfonso and his mother while the king was bedridden. Eager to reclaim his kingdom and save his people, Alfonso embarks on a quest to find the legendary Knight – but destiny holds a twist of fate in store for him.

 

Together, León and Alfonso begin long and difficult journey filled with many hardships.

 

 

DEALER’S BOOTH

 

 

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!

 

 

 

WonderCon

 

 

DEALER’S BOOTH

 

Location: 1647

 

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!