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Meet the Characters From Unbreakable Machine Doll!

At the Walpurgis Royal Academy to study Machinart, with a dangerous blend of magic and technology, student puppeteers and their automaton partners will battle for the title of the strongest!




Meet the stunning characters of this show and pre-order your copy today!


Yaya UMD

Yaya is a beautiful automaton who is fiercely devoted to her puppeteer, Raishin. She was built by the legendary puppet maker, Shoko. Yaya is incredibly jealous by nature, and she won’t hesitate to use her incredible powers to inflict great damage upon anyone who comes between her and her puppeteer. Raishin quiet often must literally fight off Yaya’s rather intense displays of affection!




Charlotte UMD

Charlotte is stunning blonde puppeteer born of wealth and nobility. Her severe, solitary nature – along with her dinosaur automaton Sigmund – earned her the nickname Tyrant Rex. She is one of the most formidable warriors at the academy, but not even her skill as a puppeteer can keep her from obsessing over a less than bombastic bustline. Although she pretends to be unimpressed by Raishin, she is secretly quite drawn to him.



UMD Frey

Frey is a clumsy and curvaceous puppeteer who commands the canine automaton, Rabbi. She shares a dark and twisted past with her stern brother, Loki. Frey is a true lover of animals, but her affections don’t end there. She becomes increasingly fond of Raishin as the series progresses



UMD Shoko

This mysterious and revered puppet maker’s divine female form can make even the most battle tested warrior weak in the knees. But don’t let her comely curves deceive you – she’s a devious as she is desirable. Shoko built Yaya and many of the most powerful puppets in existence. Beyond that, she wields powerful influence over Raishin, the result of a clandestine contract forged with the boy in the wake of great tragedy.

And the Award Goes to…

The Oscars are this weekend! Sunday will be filled with stars walking the red carpet dressed to impress with the hopes of taking home one of those coveted awards. Speaking of awards, here are some award winning anime (and live action) titles you can binge on this weekend while you wait for the Oscars to start. Have you seen these titles yet? Which ones are your favorite?


Click on the images below to learn more about each title!



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 Afro Samurai: Resurrection  Evangelion: 1.11
You are (not) alone
 Evangelion 2.22 –
You can (not) advance
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Vexille  King of Thorn  Mushi-shi
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Mushi-shi (live action) Summer Wars Wolf Children
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Fullmetal Alchemist:
The Sacred Star of Milos

 Fullmetal Alchemist – The Movie – Conqueror of Shamballa  Blood – C




Afro Samurai: Resurrection

o 2009 Primetime Emmy Winner – (Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation, Shigemi Ikeda – Art Director)
(The only anime title to EVER win an Emmy)


Evangelion: 1.0 You are (not) alone

o Animation of the Year – Tokyo International Anime Fair 2008
o Best Director (Hideaki Anno) – Tokyo International Anime Fair 2008


Evangelion 2.0 – You can (not) advance

o Best Animation Award – 15th Lyon Asian Film Festival
o Excellent Animation of the Year Award – Japan Academy Prize



o Jury Award Winner Best Animation Feature – Philadelphia Film Festival 2008


King of Thorn

o Nominated for Best Animated Feature Film – Asia Pacific Screen Award 2010


Mushi-Shi [anime TV series]

o 2006 Tokyo Anime Awards – Grand Prize Best Television Series
o 2006 Tokyo Anime Awards – Grand Prize Best Art Direction


Mushi-shi [live action film]

o Best Special Effects, 2007 Sitges International Film Festival
o Best Original Soundtrack, 2007 Sitges International Film Festival


Summer Wars

o Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year


Wolf Children

o Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year


Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood – The Movie – The Sacred Star of Milos

o Best Animated Feature – Burbank International Film Festival
o Best Director – Burbank International Film Festival
o Best Writing – Burbank International Film Festival


Fullmetal Alchemist – The Movie – Conqueror of Shamballa

o Tokyo Anime Fair’s Best Original Story
o Tokyo Anime Fair’s Anime of the Year
o Best Animated Film at Fantasia International Film Festival


Blood – C – The Complete Series

o  2013 Reaper Award for Best Animation.

A Certain Scientific Analysis, Index Movie Edition: What’s a Space Elevator, Anyway?

The all-new and long-awaited feature film for A Certain Magical Index is out tomorrow on Blu-ray/DVD Combo, and we’re taking a look at the science behind the anime in this movie, as part 3 of our “A Certain Scientific Analysis” series! In the movie, Toma teams up with Index, Misaka, and a ton of other fan-favorite characters to stop a mysterious plot revolving around Endymion, a space elevator that transports people into the heavens. But… as Index asks, what’s a space elevator anyway? Learn about them under the cut!


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Anime Out of Context – Unbreakable Machine Doll Contest

We love anime in all forms, but sometimes the best kind of anime when it’s Out of Context!


We’re challenging YOU to send us your favorite “out of context” moments from Unbreakable Machine Doll!  Send us the best, and you could win a gorgeous Yaya figure from Unbreakable Machine Doll along with a super sexy art book!

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Here’s how:

  • Watch episodes of Unbreakable Machine Doll, streaming here on
  • Grab your favorite “out of context moment”
  • Add a hilarious caption and leave it in the comments of THIS Facebook post!


It’s that easy! The contest ends February 17th, so get your entries in now and you could be the proud owner of that Yaya figure when Unbreakable Machine Doll – The Complete Series releases on Blu-ray & DVD, March 3rd!


Click here to pre-order your copy, now!



[Click here for full contest rules]

Index – The Movie – Giveaway: Can Miracles and Science Get Along?

keyvisual_03.psdWe’re counting down the days to the Blu-ray/DVD release of A Certain Magical Index  The Movie – The Miracle of Endymion (you can buy it now!) and to celebrate this new feature film, we’ve got a contest to give away some great Index merchandise! Read below to see how you can win.


We’ve seen a lot of characters in the Raildex franchise who hate on science and all it stands for, but the Index Movie mixes it up a bit. This movie features a new character, the cool beauty Shutaura, who doesn’t believe in miracles and hates the very idea of them, due to some past trauma surrounding a spaceplane crash event known as The Miracle of the Eighty-Eight. (We won’t spoil any of the plot, so watch the movie to see what happens!) In a techno-metropolis like Academy City, the idea of a miracle seems a little out of place, after all.



So we’re asking you to answer a question: Is the idea of a miracle incompatible with science? 


We’ve asked your opinions on magic vs science before, but we’re curious what you think about Index Movie’s keyword “miracle.” Is something as unscientific-sounding as a miracle utterly at odds with our modern world? Does the existence and development of life and the universe, in the face of the laws of entropy, qualify as miraculous? Let us know what you think.
*Remember! Please remain respectful of other opinions and viewpoints. We’re all here to have a healthy, happy discussion! 


Here are three ways you can enter:
  • Respond to this blog entry with your answer
  • Post your answer on the official Facebook thread (Click here!)
  • Tweet your question on Twitter with the hashtag #IndexMovie


One winner will receive a huge A Certain Magical Index prize pack full of merch, including:
  • Imagine Breaker T-shirt (medium)
  • Index iPhone 5 case
  • A Certain Magical Index lunchbox
  • A Certain Magical Index pillow
  • A Certain Magical Index binder
  • A Certain Magical Index large notebook
  • Kaori Kanzaki and Index stickers
  • Toma cell phone charm
  • Index and Toma magnet
  • A Certain Magical Index postcard




Send in your answers by February 16 to get your shot at winning the prize! And don’t forget to order the Index Movie— check out the trailer below:



[Click here for full contest rules]

FUNimation at the Movies – Space Dandy!

It’s FUNimation at the Movies time again, baby! This month we’re showing none other than everyone’s favorite dandy, Space Dandy!




Shinichiro Watanabe is back to blow minds with a madcap comic masterpiece that will melt your face if you sit too close to the television. Believe it, baby!


Rocket into the outer limits with the one and only Dandy! This dreamy space case and his to-die-for pompadour jets across the galaxy in search of aliens no one has ever laid eyes on. Capturing rare species may pay the bills, baby, but Dandy would rather kick back and enjoy the scenery at the nearest Boobies. Joined by his misfit sidekicks – a rundown vacuum cleaner robot called QT and Meow the alien space cat – Dandy boldly goes where no daper don has ever gone before. Hotly pursued by the chimp-faced Dr. Gel, the adventures of Dandy and the gang will make you laugh, then cry, and then laugh till you cry all over again. Buckle up for blast off, baby! You’re cruising with the Dandy now, and he don’t stop till the end of the universe.




Catch FREE screenings of the first 4 episodes of  Space Dandy (before the series releases on Blu-ray and DVD, March 3rd!) at the following participating theaters:


Alamo Drafthouse

February 10th:


February 15th:

  • Austin, TX (Lakeline): 2/15 – 7:55 PM
  • Littleton, CO : 2/15 – 5:00 PM


February 16th:




Want to watch the rest? Click here to pre-order Season One!


*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].







We <3 Anime – Date Night Bundle

Looking to stay in and cuddle up with your SO? We’ve got some great titles for you, hand picked by our FUNimation staff for your romantic date night.  They’re guaranteed to give you the feels.


Date Night Bundle

If you and your best guy or girl are staying in to snuggle and need an anime or three to watch, the team at FUNimation has picked out a few of their loving favorites: Summer Wars, Kamisama Kiss, and Hal.



date night pack- Kamisama Kiss – Season 1

- Hal the Movie

- Summer Wars








Click here to get started on your perfect night in!



FUNimation goes to Katsucon & Anime Milwaukee!

Heading to Katsucon or Anime Milwaukee next weekend? Let us be your Valentine! We’ll have booths,  panels and screenings at both conventions — everything you need for an awesome, anime-filled Valentine’s Day weekend!


Katsucon 2015 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center:


FUNimation Previews Panel – Friday, Feb 13th – 5:30 pm EST – Location: Live 2

  • Come see extended clips and trailers for some of the hottest anime series from FUNimation!


FUNimation Peep Show - Friday, Feb 13th – 11:00 pm EST – Location: Live 3

  • 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!)


FUNimation Industry Panel - Saturday, Feb 14th – 2:30 pm EST – Location: Live 2

  • From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news and information from North America’s largest anime distributor–FUNimation.



And if you’re over on the Wisconsin side of things:


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Anime Milwaukee 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee and Wisconsin Center:


FUNimation Screenings – Friday, Feb 13th – 3:30 pm CST – Rooms: 201AB, 202ABC & 202DE

  • We’ll be showing Inari Kon Kon, A Certain Magical Index The Movie: Miracle of Endymion and D-Frag!


FUNimation Peep Show - Friday, Feb 13th – 9:00 pm CST – Room: 202ABC

  • 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!)


FUNimation Previews Panel - Saturday, Feb 14th – 2:00 pm CST – Room: 202ABC

  • Come see extended clips and trailers for some of the hottest anime series from FUNimation!


FUNimation Industry Panel - Saturday, Feb 14th – 4:30 pm CST – Room: 202ABC

  • From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news and information from North America’s largest anime distributor–FUNimation.


*Plus! Get a free FUNimation lanyard with any purchase from our booth at either show! See you there!



New Unbreakable Machine Doll GIFs!

Can’t wait for the release of Unbreakable Machine Doll? We’ve got some adorable gifs to tide you over! (You can also click here to check out our Unbreakable Machine Doll Valentine’s Day cards!)


 Charlotte & Frey






Aren’t they cute?! Pre-orders for Unbreakable Machine Doll are now available! Take home the complete series on March 3rd on Blu-ray/DVD Combo.


#TBT – A Certain Scientific Analysis: The Science Behind Railgun

Time for a little Throwback Thursday! In celebration of our newest release of A Certain Scientific Railgun (on Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack for the first time! Buy it today to see Misaka’s adventures in HD!), we’re reposting the first installment of our “A Certain Scientific Analysis” series, where we look at the science behind the show in the A Certain Magical Index/A Certain Scientific Railgun anime series. Learn how Misaka’s Railgun powers stack up against a real-life railgun superweapon!


(You can also see more of our Analysis series with A Certain Scientific Analysis S, which covers Railgun S [season 2]. We’ll be putting part 3 of our series soon on this blog, so keep an eye out for it!)


The characters of “A Certain Scientific Railgun” wield amazing esper powers, but nearly none are more impressive than our protagonist, Mikoto Misaka, nicknamed “the Railgun.” Her electricity powers, based on the electromagnetic projective launcher of the same name, allow her to shoot small arcade coins at high speeds for maximum damage. In other words, she’s a badass.
But what is a railgun? We’ve asked Justin Lan, a mechanical engineer from MIT, to explain the concept—and how it relates to the show.


Warning: Those of you with an aversion to science and/or math may wish to turn back now, but it’d be nice if you stay. I’ll keep it simple, I promise!