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Conventions 2016 – Anime Weekend Atlanta

Funimation is headed to Atlanta for one the biggest anime conventions of the Southwest, Anime Weekend Atlanta, and we’re bringing panels, booth deals, and more. Welcome Tara, Tim, Scott, Alex, and Godswill for a packed weekend! And be sure to check out all of the screenings at the bottom because there are a lot!

 

 

PANELS

 

Funimation Peep Show (18+) | Friday, September 30th | 8:00pm – 9:30pm | Panel Location: Kennesaw

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.  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, October 1st | 10:45am – 11:45am | Panel Location: Williams 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!

 

Funimation Industry | Saturday, October 2nd | 1:15pm – 2:45pm | Panel Location: Williams 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!

 

BOOTH

 

 

Dealer’s Room Location and Times:

 

Funimation Booth: 302,201,203,205

Friday –  10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday – 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday – 10:00 AM – 5:00 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.

 

 

 

AWA Voice Actor Guests

 

While at Anime Weekend Atlanta, you can be sure to see some of these voice actors who are featured in many of your favorite Funimation shows:

 

Vic Mignogna
Edward Elric – Fullmetal Alchemist, Broly – Dragon Ball Z, Tamaki Suoh – Ouran High School Host Club
 
Johnny Yong Bosch
Vash – Trigun, Lelouch – Code Geass, Koizumi – Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
 
Todd Haberkorn
Natsu – Fairy Tail, Allen Walker – D.Gray-man, Death the Kid – Soul Eater

 

 

 

SCREENINGS

 

 

SHIMONETA: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist

 

 

English Dub Premiere | Friday, September 30th | 5:00pm  | Video 1 – Grand Ballroom
 
 
 

 

 

Synopsis:

 

Who is the panty-masked villainess spreading obscenity in a country where even the mildest off-color musing can land you in jail?

When the student council president of the most elite public morals school in the country has a feeling that the lewd is coming from within the walls, she recruits Tanukichi, a recent transfer student, to her upstanding moral squad.

Little does she know he’s already been blackmailed by Ayame, her own vice president who is secretly the panty-masked bandit, into committing mass acts of public obscenity in the name of SOX—a brigade of sorts—dedicated to spreading the good news of being lewd.

 

 

Aquarion Logos

 

 

English Dub Premiere | Friday, September 30th | 8:00pm | Video 1 – Grand Ballroom
 
 
 

 

 

Synopsis:

 

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Aquarion returns with a new series, new characters and a brand new adventure! Inspired by the classic mecha series of the ‘70s and ‘80s, Aquarion Logos is ready to serve up more high-flying robotic battles animated by Satelight, the same team that brought you Log HorizonFairy Tailand the first two installments in the Aquarionfranchise.

 

 

Vision of Escaflowne

 

 

Home Video Dub Premiere | Friday, September 30th | 9:00pm | Video 1 – Grand Ballroom
 
 
 

 

 

Synopsis:

 

When a young man appears from a beam of light, Hitomi Kanzaki is whisked away to a world known as Gaea. Embroiled in war against the evil empire of Zaibach, soldiers fight in armored mechas known as “Guymelefs”. There, Hitomi meets Van, the newly ordained King and his own mecha, Escaflowne. While on Gaea, Hitomi discovers a new power that could help Van save the world and get her home.

 

 

Ultimate Otaku Teacher

 

 

Home Video Dub Premiere | Saturday, October 1st | 12:00pm | Video 1 – Grand Ballroom
 
 
 

 

 

Synopsis:

 

Junichiro Kagami: scientific prodigy, groundbreaking physicist, published author…hopeless otaku. Once a promising young scientist, he’s since been rejected from the scientific community for his controversial research on anime-based teleportation. It’s like they always say: people fear the things they don’t understand. Now, a 24-year-old NEET with his science career behind him, Kagami finally has time to devote to the things that REALLY matter: updating his anime blog. But not everyone understands the dire importance of fandom. Even Kagami’s sister (his own blood and flesh!!) eventually gets fed up with his antics and forces him to take a job as a high school physics teacher.  Dealing with “real-lifers” is a real drag, but soon Kagami finds himself strangely drawn to the conflicts of his pupils – and they to his…unorthodox teaching methods. In the world of high school drama, Kagami is armed with a potent knowledge of useless anime trivia, and an understanding of human problems derived from his on-screen friends. This otaku might just make the ultimate teacher!

 

 

Chaos Dragon

 

 

English Dub Premiere | Saturday, October 1st | 8:00pm | Video 1 – Grand Ballroom
 
 
 

 

 

Synopsis:

 

Based on a table-top roleplaying session involving Gen Urobuchi (Psycho-PassFate/Zero), Ryohgo Narita (Baccano!, Durarara!!), Kinoko Nasu (Kara no KyōkaiTsukihime) and more, Chaos Dragon tells the story of two countries locked in a never-ending war. In the middle of this chaos lies Nil Kamui, an island country that lost its independence after a guardian god known as Red Dragon spiraled out of control. Desperate to put a stop to Red Dragon’s rampage, a small group of heroes rise up to bring peace back to their world.

 

 

Overlord

 

 

English Dub Premiere | Saturday, October 1st | 9:00pm | Video 1 – Grand Ballroom
 
 
 

 

 

Synopsis:

 

From the studio that brought you Death Parade, Parasyte, and No Game No Life comes a series that takes place in the world of Yggdrasil, an MMORPG that’s scheduled to be shut down permanently. With no family or friends outside the game, veteran player Momonga refuses to log out. As the servers go dark, he discovers that the world inside the game continues to change as NPCs begin to develop personalities and minds of their own. With a new world at his fingertips, Momonga decides to use his power and skill to take control of Yggdrasil and become its overlord.

 

 

Psychic School Wars

 

 

Home Video Dub Premiere | Saturday, October 1st | 10:00pm | Video 3 – Galleria Ballroom
 
 
 

 

 

Synopsis:

 

From the director behind Gunslinger Girl comes a visually striking movie about saving the world and young love.

 

The future of the world is in trouble. But can it be affected by something as simple as cellphones? Perhaps the world would be a better place if you could communicate without actually speaking—if you just knew what others were thinking. But no one has psychic talents…or do they?

 

When transfer student Ryoichi Kyogoku appears things take a turn for the weird. Students start missing school and the student council bans the use and possession of cellphones on school property. Behind the scenes, Kyogoku begins changing students—awakening their psychic abilities with the hope that maybe he can prevent the future disaster on Earth. But if he can’t, he’ll have to take everyone he awakened back to his future. Kenji Seki, an absent-minded and clumsy boy, and his friends get caught in the middle of Kyogoku’s plans. They can either stop him, or join him—but only if they have the power.

 

 

Ninja Slayer

 

 

Home Video Dub Premiere | Sunday, October 2nd | 2:00pm | Video 1 – Grand Ballroom
 
 
 

 

 

Synopsis:

 

From Kill la Kill’s radical Studio Trigger comes a badass and outrageous ninja anime that kicks reason to the curb with a screaming “WASSHOI!”

 

Ninjas. Karate. Sushi. The dystopian cyber underworld of Neo-Saitama is ruled from the shadows by an intricate web of drugs, yakuza gangs, and evil syndicate ninjas wielding fearsome “karate.” In a sea of the blood of his enemies, a lone maverick stands. NINJA SLAYER is a ninja who kills other ninjas in the name of ninja vengeance. A former salaryman whose family was killed by evil ninjas, Ninja Slayer cheats death and casts away his past to embrace the dark, mystical NINJA SOUL, a mysterious spirit that grants him great power in his quest for revenge. But will this bloodthirsty spirit consume Ninja Slayer before his enemies are all “dead on departure?” Domo. I’m Ninja Slayer.

 

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 – 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 – 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!

 

Conventions 2016 – Marching in to Anime Milwaukee & Naka Kon!

We’re starting this month with a convention double-hitter! Next weekend, you can catch Lauren and Tim at Anime Milwaukee, or say hi to Justin and Godswill at Naka-Kon! Our teams are bringing panels, pins, premieres (and more!) so you won’t want to miss out. There’s lots going on with Funimation at each convention, so let’s take a look!

 

First up…

 Panels

Funimation Favorites | Friday, March 11th | 7:00pm – 8:00pm | Panel 2 (Room 201CD)
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 Panel | Saturday, March 12th | 8:00pm – 9:30pm | Panel 1 (Room 201AB)
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, March 13th | 12:30pm – 1:30pm | Panel 1 (201AB)
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 Booth

In addition to sweet savings that can be found at the booth we’re bringing in the Lucky Pin Draw! Spend a certain amount at the booth and 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! Stop by and see Lauren & Tim for awesome deals and recommendations!  Plus we’ll be bringing autographed gifts with purchase — just ask the Funimation booth staff for details!

 

 

 

Premieres

Rage of Bahamut | Saturday, March 12th | 5:00pm – 6:00pm | Room 201AB

Two thousand years ago, the black-and-silver-winged dragon, Bahamut, terrorized the magical land of Mistarcia. The humans, god, and demons that inhabited the land united forces against the fiend and sealed its power into a key which was split in two, one half protected by gods and the other protected by demons. Now, Mistarcia is a peaceful realm – until a human woman steals the god’s half of the key. Based on the immensely popular digital card game, Rage of Bahamut: Genesis is an exciting blend of action and fantasy.

 

Black Butler Book of Circus | Saturday, March 12th | 7:00pm – 8:00pm | Panel 1 (201AB)

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.

 

 

 

Next we have…

 

 

 

Panels

Funimation Online | Friday, March 11th | 7:30pm – 8:30pm | Sheraton Hotel Cottonwood 3
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 | Friday, March 11th | 10:30pm – midnight | Sheraton Hotel Cottonwood 3
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 Herbie Housely (@HerbieHousely).  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, March 12th | 10:00am – 11:00am | Sheraton Hotel Leatherwood 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 Panel | Saturday, March 12th | 3:30pm – 5:00pm | Sheraton Hotel Leatherwood 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 Booth

(Located in Overland Park Convention Center Exhibit Hall B) 
 

Visit Justin and Godswill at the Funimation booth all weekend long for some great deals on your favorite new and classic anime!

Vendor Room hours:

  • Friday Mar 11 | Kon Supporters & VIPs: 2:30pm – 4pm | All Attendees: 4pm – 8pm
  • Saturday Mar 12 | Kon Supporters & VIPs: 9:30am – 10am | All Attendees: 10am – 6pm
  • Sunday Mar 13 | Kon Supporters & VIPs: 9:30am – 10am | All Attendees: 10am – 4pm

 

 

We’re also bringing the Lucky Pin Draw to Naka-Kon! Spend a certain amount at the booth and 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! Plus we’ll be bringing autographed gifts with purchase — just ask the Funimation booth staff for details!

 

Premieres & Screenings

Friday March 11th |  Courtyard by Marriott Room A

  • 5:30pm –  Rage of Bahamut (Naka-Kon Dub Premiere!)

 

Saturday March 12th | Courtyard by Marriott Room A

  • 12:30pm –  Black Butler: Book of Circus (Naka-Kon Dub Premiere!)
  • 6:00pm  - Rage of Bahamut

 

Sunday March 13th | Courtyard by Marriott Room B
  • 11:30am –  Black Butler: Book of Circus

 

 

See you there!

Conventions 2016 – Warming Up at Anime Matsuri Houston

 

We’re heading down south to the warmer weathers of Houston to take part in the 10th anniversary of Anime Matsuri Houston. We’re bringing the booth deals, we’re bringing the fun panels, and we’re bringing the English Dub premieres, and even more! Be sure to give Justin, Tara, Tim, and Godswill your southern hospitality as they bring all of the fun!

 

 

PANELS

 

 

Funimation Favorites | Friday, February 26th | 7:00pm – 8:00pm | Panel Room 5 (370A-F)

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 Peep Show (18+) | Friday, February 26th | 12:00am – 1:30am | Panel Room 3 (Grand Ballroom C)

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 Herbie Housely (@HerbieHousely) and 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 Industry Panel | Saturday, February 27th | 10:00am – 11:30am | Panel Room 1 (Grand Ballroom A)

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!
 
 
 

 

DEALER’S BOOTH

 

 

Dealer Booth Hours:

 

Friday | 11:30am – 7:00pm

Saturday | 9:30am – 7:00pm

Sunday | 9:30am – 4:00pm

 

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!

 

In the dealers hall adjacent to the Funimation Booth will be a streaming theater that will be showing all Funimation Content all weekend.  Check your schedule for screening showtimes.

 

 

 

 

SCREENINGS

 

 

Rage of Bahamut: Genesis

 

 

English Dub Premiere | Check Schedule for Details
 

 

 

Series Synopsis:

 

Two thousand years ago, the black-and-silver-winged dragon, Bahamut, terrorized the magical land of Mistarcia. The humans, god, and demons that inhabited the land united forces against the fiend and sealed its power into a key which was split in two, one half protected by gods and the other protected by demons. Now, Mistarcia is a peaceful realm – until a human woman steals the god’s half of the key. Based on the immensely popular digital card game, Rage of Bahamut: Genesis is an exciting blend of action and fantasy.

 

 

Dimension W on Adult Swim’s Toonami Starting February 27th!

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We’re excited to announce that our new series Dimension W will  broadcast on Adult Swim’s Toonami schedule beginning Saturday, February 27, 2016.  English dub episodes of the new anime series will air during the Toonami block each Saturday night at 12:30AM Eastern. Each dub episode will be available exclusively on Adult Swim for two-weeks before it is available for streaming on Funimation.com.

 

We’re also releasing a bi-weekly Production Diary on YouTube available here which features behind-the-scenes videos on the creation of Dimension W. New simulcast Japanese subtitled episodes of the series stream at 9:00 a.m. on Saturdays at FunimationNow and the Hulu streaming services.

 

Synopsis:

In the year 2071, the world’s energy problems seem solved by a network of cross-dimensional electric-field inductors- “coils” -that extract energy from a seemingly infinite source. That source is the W dimension, a fourth plane that exists beyond the X, Y, and Z dimensions.

 

In this world, unofficial “illegal” coils harness powers that the police can’t hope to counter. Dealing with these coils is the job of coil-hating repo man Kyoma, whose run-in with the unique coil android Mira leads the two to form a reluctant partnership.

 

 

 

English Cast List

 

 

Primary Cast:

Kyoma:   Christopher R. Sabat

Albert:   Eric Vale

Mira:   Jad Saxton

Loser:  J. Michael Tatum

 

Additional Supporting Cast:

Mary:  Stephanie Young

Koorogi:   Josh Grelle

Shido:  Jeremy Schwartz

 

Crew:

ADR Director:  Zach Bolton, Colleen Clinkenbeard

ADR Engineer:   Brandon Peters

Script: Bonny Clinkenbeard

Conventions 2016 – Feeling the Love at Katsucon 2016

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This Valentine’s Day weekend, Justin, Tim, and Tara are heading to Maryland for Katsucon and they’re bringing the love with some tasty panels and booth deals! Check out the details below for what we have planned for this weekend:

 

 

 

PANELS

 

 

Funimation Favorites | Friday, February 12th | 6:15pm – 7:15pm | Panel Room: Live 5

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 Peep Show (18+) | Friday, February 12th | 10:00pm – 11:30pm | Panel Room: Live 2

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 Herbie Housely (@HerbieHousely) and 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 Online Panel | Saturday, February 13th | 5:00pm – 6:00pm | Panel Room: Live 5
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 Panel | Saturday, February 13th | 7:00pm – 8:30pm | Panel Room: Live 2

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!
 
 
 

 

 

FunimationNow LOUNGE

 

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FunimationNow Lounge | ALL WEEKEND | Room: National Harbor 11

All weekend, you’ll have the opportunity to rest yourself at the FunimationNow Lounge! You’ll be able to charge your phones, watch shows and particular screenings, and even demo the Funimation apps on the PS4, XboxOne, and the Roku. 

 

 

 

DEALER’S BOOTH

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