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Hyperdimension Neptunia Wallpapers: Noire and Vert

Are you ready for a double dose of Hyperdimension Neptunia wallpapers? This week we feature two Goddesses, Noire and Vert, with their own special wallpapers! Loot the right size for your desktop screen here.

 

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Twintails and zettai ryouiki? Yep, Noire is a classic tsundere through-and-through. She’s the goddess of Lastation, a slick, futuristic kingdom that harkens back to the advanced video game console it’s based on. Noire is very responsible and hardworking, but her straightforwardness hides her soft and adorable cosplay-loving side… When she transforms into Black Heart, she’s… still pretty tsundere!

 

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Vert is the goddess of the expansive kingdom of Leanbox, and her lovely figure compliments her impressive… processing power that the video game console she’s based on is known for. She’s definitely the most mature of all the goddesses, and even though she doesn’t have any little sisters in her kingdom, she’s something of an older sister-type character. When she transforms into Green Heart, she can be a bit more prideful.

 

 

You can pre-order the Blu-ray/DVD set here! Coming out on June 9th!

 

English Cast Announcement & Sneak Peek: Ninja Slayer

Those of you who attended Anime Central or Otafest this past weekend may have gotten a sneak peek at the Ninja Slayer Broadcast Dub cast! For those of you who weren’t at either convention, or didn’t make it to the FUNimation panels, here it is!

 

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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.

 

CAST
FUJIKIDO KENJI (NINJA SLAYER)…       Christopher R. Sabat
LAOMOTO KHAN Bill Jenkins
DARKNINJA Chris Ryan
NARRATOR Kent Williams
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ADR DIRECTOR Tyler Walker
ADR ENGINEERS Patrick Morphy & Kyle Phillips

 

The catch the FIRST Broadcast Dub episode this Thursday, 5/21 @ 9:00 am CST at FUNimation.com/spring! Can’t wait until Thursday to get a taste of the dub? Check out this sneak preview:

 


 

Two-for-One Weekend: Anime Central and OtaFest!

We’re splitting the team up and heading to two different conventions this weekend, Anime Central in Chicago and OtaFest 2015 in Calgary, AB Canada! We’ve got some very special panels, premieres and announcements that you won’t want to miss! Take a look at our line-up for both shows:

 

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PANELS

  • Friday 1:00pm | FUNimation Previews – Panel Room 1 (90 minutes)
    Come see extended clips and trailers for some of the hottest anime series from FUNimation!
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  • Friday 10:00pm | FUNimation Peep Show – Panel Room 1 (60 minutes)
    Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW. Watch some jiggly clips and trailers from some of the hottest FUNimation titles.  Don’t forget to bring tissues, you know for the nose bleeds. (18+  bring your IDs!)
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  • Saturday 11:30am | The Words of Director Akitaro Daichi – Rosemont Ballroom (90 minutes)
    Come see this very special panel with animation director Akitaro Daichi (Fruits Basket, Kamisama Kiss) and FUNimation as they cover some of Daichi’s most popular works in America. Video and Q&A panel.
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    Got a question for the director? Send it to us on Twitter using the hashtag #KamisamaKiss and tag @FUNimation.
    We’ll also be providing Kamisama Kiss posters for panel attendees and at specific autograph sessions (TBD) – first come, first served.
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  • Saturday 4:30pm | FUNimation Industry Panel – Panel Room 1 (90 minutes)
    From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news and information from North America’s largest anime distributor–FUNimation. 

 

PREMIERES
  • Friday 7:30pm | Soul Eater Not! - with Cherami Leigh and Micah Solusod - Panel Room 1 (120 minutes)
  • Saturday 6:30pm | Noragami - with Bryn Apprill, Micah Solusod, and Alexis Tipton – Panel Room 1 (120 minutes)

 

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PANELS

  • Saturday 1:00pm | FUNimation Industry Panel – CT 121 (60 minutes)
    From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news and information from North America’s largest anime distributor–FUNimation.
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  • Saturday 6:30pm | FUNimation Previews Panel – CT 121 (90 minutes)
    Come see extended clips and trailers for some of the hottest anime series from FUNimation!

 

 

 

Hyperdimension Neptunia Wallpapers: Neptune

Get your desktop a game face with some wallpapers from Hyperdimension Neptunia! Every week in May, we’ll be dropping a treasure chest of wallpapers of a Goddess; this week we’re featuring Neptune! You can grab the right size for your desktop screen right here!

 

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Neptune, hailing from the kingdom of Planeptune, is our protagonist, and she’s something of a forgotten goddess. The goddesses, of course, are based on video game consoles, but you might notice that Neptune and Planeptune don’t sound like any real console that ever actually existed.) Neptune cares more about playing games and snacking on pudding than handling her royal duties of looking after her kingdom or increasing her popularity, but when she transforms into Purple Heart, she becomes highly dependable and totally kickass— a completely 180!

 

You can pre-order the Blu-ray/DVD set here! Coming out on June 9th!

 

FUNimation at the Movies – PUCHIM@S!

May is here and with it comes not only flowers, but a new FUNimation at the Movies title! This month we’re partnering with the Alamo Drafthouse to bring you free screenings of the overly-adorable-gonna-make-you-squee-from-cuteness show, PUCHIM@S!

 

Synopsis

Fans of the iDOLM@STER franchise won’t want to miss this super cute spinoff! Hyperactive hijinks are sure to follow when the idol girls of 765 Productions discover the mysterious Puchidols – chibis with adorable abilities – have invaded their office!

 

 

 

Catch FREE screenings of the Season 1, subbed (releasing on DVD, May 19th – preorder here!) at the following Alamo Drafthouse theaters. Click on a location for showtimes and to reserve your seat:

 

Richardson, TX — 5/11

Austin, TX (Village location) — 5/11

Houston, TX (Mason Park location) — 5/12

Denver, CO (Littleton) — 5/13

Kansas City, MO — 5/27

 

PLUS!  By special request, the Houston, TX (Mason Park location) will be showing the first 4 episodes of Freezing Vibration on May 26th! Showtimes to come, keep an eye on their website for more details!

 

 

*FUNimation at the Movies is a free screening program. If you have secured a theater location and would like to participate in the program, please contact us via [email protected] 

 

Chibi-fy Your Desktop: PUCHIM@S Wallpapers

We can’t wait for the upcoming release of PUCHIM@S on May 19! What could be better than bringing home the  FUNimation Exclusive DVD and watching these cute chibi-chicks in marathon mode? How about having these Puchidols invade your desktop or mobile with some adorable wallpapers! Click here to download the right size for your screen.

 

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You can pre-order your own DVD set now! Coming May 19!

 

Check Out the Genetically Enhanced Second Season of FREEZING…

Sexy sci-fi hit Freezing is back for a second season! As of today, Freezing Vibration is now available uncensored on Blu-ray and DVD. We thought we’d celebrate—and tease you all –with just a few GIFs from the Genetically Enhanced Second Season!

 

Get your copy today—and don’t forget to order the FUNimation Exclusive Edition, so that you’ll receive a limited-run Freezing Vibration calendar featuring North America-exclusive art straight from the anime studio in Japan! It’s limited to 500 units and when they’re gone, they’re gone for good!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Synopsis

The pulse-pounding action continues in this thrilling second season of the eye-popping sci-fi series that Sankaku Complex calls ”seriously hot.”

Satellizer el Bridget and some of the most powerful – and desirable – Pandoras in the world are summoned to a secret base in the wilds of Alaska. These gorgeous warriors arrive primed for battle, but they soon discover the true purpose for their presence: to assist the clandestine Chevalier organization in forging a new breed of soldier – E-Pandoras! Once normal girls, these eager beauties volunteered to have their bodies genetically-enhanced in order to join the fight against the deadly alien invaders plaguing the planet. But there’s more to becoming a superhuman battle vixen than tattered uniforms and sultry slugfests. Rumors of heinous experimentation haunt the E-Pandora project, and only Satellizer and her loyal companion Kazuya can unravel the mystery before it’s too late!

 

Click here to buy your copy today!

 

What’s your Elemental Alignment?

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It’s International Tabletop Day, and we’re celebrating with our newest anime release all about games— D-Frag! Take our quiz!

 

In the show, the crazy girls of the Game Creation Club (Provisional) all claim to be fantasy magic users channeling elementals— the water girl “attacks” people by forcing them to drink water, the lightning girl uses a taser, etc. You know, just like your normal friends.

 

Take our D-Frag! quiz to find out which elemental YOU’RE channeling, based on your game-playing habits! Also, check out the clip this quiz is based on below.

 

Have you pre-ordered D-Frag! yet? Remember that if you do, we’ll be sending you a free digital artbook with tons of exclusive artwork just for pre-ordering! The Blu-ray/DVD complete series streets 4/28.  Click here to pre-order now! (more…)

Interview with Kamisama Kiss Manga Artist – Julietta Suzuki – Part 2

Kamisama Kiss 2_key artA few months ago, we asked fans to send us their questions for Julietta Suzuki–the manga artist for Kamisama Kiss. We compiled your questions and she was kind enough to take time out of her busy schedule to answer them. Check out part 2 of our interview below. Click here to see part 1.

 

5) Who is your favorite character, and who is your favorite to draw?

 

I can’t choose a favorite, but the ones I find easier to draw are the characters who are candidly self-assertive. Characters like Mizuki and Akura-oh and Yatori clearly communicate with those around them about the actions they want to take, so it feels refreshing to draw them.

 

6) What advice would you give to an aspiring manga artist? When was it that you decided to focus on purely being a mangaka? Did your family and friends support you, and are they fans of manga?

 

My family didn’t view my drawing manga in a particularly favorable light, so I used to draw in secret, trying to keep it hidden as much as possible. The worlds and ideas that burgeoned within me during that period when I was a girl and my habit of mentally filing away the beautiful things that I come across would later on serve to fuel my stories. A sensitive soul is a rare and valuable thing. Please nurture it with love and care.

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