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Win a trip to Otakon Vegas!

Get the Gran Tesoro experience by entering our Otakon Vegas Trip contest!

 

Luffy and the Straw Hats head to the glittering Gran Tesoro with hopes of winning big in the upcoming movie, One Piece Film Gold (January 10 – 17th, 2017 in the U.S. and Canada) — and you could win big, too!  Otakon Vegas is just around the corner (Jan 13 – 15, 2017), so we want to send you and a friend out to Las Vegas for your very own lavish Gran Tesoro experience!

 

 

 

With luck on your side, you could win:

 

  • Roundtrip Airfare for 2 to Las Vegas
  • Accommodations for 2 (1 room) 2 nights, 3 days Jan 15-17, 2017 at Planet Hollywood Casino
  • $250 of “GOLD” to spend during your trip
  • 2 weekend badges for Otakon Vegas
  • One Piece DVD & Swag Prize Pack
  • Private Meet & Greet with Colleen Clinkenbeard voice of “Luffy”

 

Second Place Winner to Receive a One Piece Treasure Chest containing Various One Piece Merchandise and DVD’s valued over $500!

 

Catch One Piece Film Gold in theaters across the U.S. & Canada, January 10 – 17, 2017!

 

Schedule of Subbed Shows Coming Off Funimation

As mentioned earlier this year, Funimation and Crunchyroll have partnered together to give you more anime content by focusing on what we do best. Funimation will dub most of the shows that Crunchyroll has, and Crunchyroll will get most of the subbed content that Funimation has. Funimation will still have all your favorite dubs, new SimulDubs every season, and new shows never before been dubbed

 

Now that we’re further along in the partnership, we’ll be dubbing more shows that Crunchyroll has (stay tuned for future announcements of which shows that will entail) and subbed content will start to come off of our apps and website. See the subbed shows that are planned to come off of Funimation that are on Crunchyroll already below.

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New Steins;Gate 0 game trailer and movie announcement!

Craving more Steins;Gate after the conclusion of the anime series?

Our friends at PQube are releasing Steins;Gate 0, a thrilling follow-up game to the franchise set in an alternate timeline where Okabe fails to save [whoa, spoilers if you haven’t seen Steins;Gate yet]. Check out the trailer, and be sure to pre-order the gorgeous special edition with artbook, Fairy Upa, soundtrack and more!

 

 

“But what about the Steins;Gate movie?!” you ask. We’re excited to announce today that Steins;Gate – The Movie – Load Region of Déjà Vu will be releasing in 2017! Look out for more details at the end of November, the release date of the Steins;Gate 0 game.

 

Tales of Zestiria the X Catch-Up: Part 3 – The Tales Extras

Part third of a three-part editorial series from one of Funimation’s copywriters, Lauren Hill, explaining the Tales video game series and how it relates to the Summer 2016 Simulcast, Tales of Zestiria the X

 

We’ve saved the best for last. You’ve got the characters and basic idea of the story, so what else is there? Just a handful of fun tidbits, Easter Eggs, and more!

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Music & Anime: A Relationship Editorial – Part 1 – Milan Review

This is the introduction to a personal multi-part editorial series, from social media coordinator Godswill Ugwa.

 

One of the most important elements of the anime genre is the music. From the opening of a series to the overall soundtrack right up to the ending of an episode, music has an important hand in crafting a series. Even outside of the show, music aids greatly in the promotion and in keeping the spirit of the show alive. Through this editorial series, I’ll be taking a look at many different aspects of the relationship of anime and music.

 

To start this editorial series off, I wanted to look at some soundtracks from some of the biggest musically-inclined anime this year, Blood Blockade Battlefront and The Boy and The Beast (Funimation titles only in this particular post). Our friends at Milan Records worked with us in creating soundtrack CDs, and I was lucky enough to grab a CD (or 2) for myself. I’m no expert when it comes to music — and definitely not a reviewer — I simply listened to each soundtrack and I am sharing my journey with each.

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Planetarian/Sekai Project Contest

If you’ve been keeping up with our current simulcast season, you may have enjoyed one of our current shows, planetarian! Did you know this show originated as a visual novel published by our friends over at Sekai Project? They’re also responsible for publishing the visual novels of some shows such as Clannad!

 

 

Whether it be a political crime story or a horror-themed nightmare, the appeal of visual novels lies in their ability to focus on an amazing concept or plot and deliver a full story within an anime-caliber framework that delivers complex themes and emotions. You can see this shine through with some of the more popular novels such as The Fruit of Grisaia, G-senjou no Maou, and Narcissu.

 

 

Visual novels are like a click-through version of a book with anime style imagery. However, unlike a book there are branching paths and choices you can make that affect the outcome of the story. The anime version of these novels only show one of these paths. For example, In the anime version of Clannad you see Tomoya with Nagisa; in the visual novel you can choose which girl you believe fits best and can follow that route to see how all of their relationships change and blossom. It’s these multiple pathways that make fans want to come back and play them over and over again.
In the case of planetarian, which is technically a kinetic novel, you do not get these choices. Kinetic novels guide you through the story as the writer intended without giving you the option to change events. Meaning, it didn’t matter if we were reading the visual novel or watching the anime, the story was always going to leave us an emotional mess.

 

 

If you’ve enjoyed watching our simulcast of planetarian this season be sure to check out our broadcast dub Thursdays at 12:30pm ET! Thanks to our wonderful friends over at Sekai Project we will also be holding a special steam key giveaway for the planetarian visual novel! You’ll have a chance to win a Steam copy of planetarian ~the reverie of a little planet~. All you have to do is retweet/reshare our giveaway and 5 lucky winners will be selected on Thursday, September 1st at the last Broadcast Dub episode!

 

 

 

Contest rules here

Anime Expo 2016 “Love Live! Sunshine!! Special Event: Nice to Meet You, We Are Aqours!!” Official Report

Love Live! Sunshine!! is already attracting attention, thanks to the simultaneous world launch of the anime series in July. That excitement grew even hotter at Anime Expo 2016 in Los Angeles, the largest anime event in North America with 260,000 attendees, when school idol group Aqours went up on stage at the expo’s Anisong World Matsuri event on July 2 to talk about the anime and what they’ve been up to so far.

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FunimationNow has launched on Amazon Fire TV!

FunimationNow on Amazon Fire TV

 

Amazon Fire TV users, now you too can stream anime on your TV with the all-new FunimationNow App!  The FunimationNow App for Amazon Fire TV has a wide variety of awesome features including:

 

·         Access to our library of anime simulcasts, broadcast dubs, and past favorites

·         Show marathoning for non-stop watching

·         The ability to sync your queue and watch progress across devices

·         Find your anime with helpful sorts, filters, and search

·         Closed caption support

·         Pick up right where you left off

 

To download the app, just visit the Amazon App Store and search for FunimationNow!

To learn more about the other apps we currently offer, visit our Apps Page.

 

 

<<www.funimation.com/apps

 

July 2016 Anime Month on Microsoft Movies

This July, Funimation partners up again with Microsoft to bring great anime deals and provide summer fun! All month long turn on your favorite Windows device, Xbox 360 or Xbox One and head straight to Microsoft Movies and TV. Click on the Anime Month banner and start shopping for savings right away.

Update on 7/17/16 with Episode 3!

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Show Us Your Tickets – Attack on Titan Movie

The Attack on Titan Movie: Part One is less than a week away from premiering, and we want to make sure that you get your tickets before they all sell out! Fans wise enough to pre-order their tickets will get featured on our colossal wall of fame!

 

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Buy tickets for both Part 1 and Part 2 from your local theater; take a picture of your tickets; and share on Twitter, Instagram, or the Attack on Titan Facebook page with the hashtag “#AoTMovie” for the chance to be featured on our wall of fame on attackontitanthemovie.com!