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Have you been keeping up with our Broadcast Dubs of Psycho-Pass 2 and Laughing Under the Clouds? Fans can now watch episodes of currently broadcasting shows from Japan in ENGLISH just weeks after they air overseas.

 

We’ve been live tweeting during the launch of each episode every Saturday, and we’ve got a special treat for fans this weekend. If you live tweet with us this Saturday (Nov. 22) from 10am CT until 1pm CT and use the hashtag #BroadcastDub you will automatically be entered to win an autographed copy of the Episode 1 English dub scripts of Psycho-Pass 2 or Laughing Under the Clouds!

 

EDIT: CONTEST OVER. SCROLL TO BOTTOM TO SEE WINNERS.

 

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We’ll be picking 2 random winners from among all eligible tweets. You can tweet as many times as you want during the designated contest time; however, if you’re caught spamming you will be disqualified.

 

Click here for official contest rules.

 

Click here to catch up on episodes of Psycho-Pass 2 and Laughing Under the Clouds before Saturday!

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS! Twitter users willsdarklady and callmezeynab were picked as our random winners for the autographed scripts. Thanks to everyone who participated!

 

 

A Certain Magical Index II: Magic vs. Science Showdown!

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When magic and science collide, who wins the war? YOU decide! In honor of the release of A Certain Magical Index II, Part One on Blu-ray and DVD, we’re asking the fans which force they think would win in a showdown: Magic or Science?  Just to make it fair, we’re going to include characters from all across our FUNimation brands. Natsu vs. Ed Elric, Rias vs. Okabe, Bayonetta vs. Motoko? Who do you think will win? Vote to find out!

 

We’ll be posting a new match up each day, so be sure to come back and vote for your favorites!

 

EDIT: SHOWDOWN OVER! MAGIC WINS 4:3!!  SEE RESULTS BELOW.

 

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See the results of Academy City’s first all-out war in A Certain Magical Index II, available for pre-order now!

 

index ii part oneNeed brushing up on the Index universe? We’ve got back-to-back monthly releases of the entire franchise—be sure to complete your collection today! Click here.

 

• A Certain Magical Index II, Part 1
• A Certain Magical Index – The Complete First Season (November 18)
• A Certain Magical Index II, Part 2 (December 16)
• A Certain Scientific Railgun – The Complete First Season (January 20, 2015)
• A Certain Magical Index – The Movie – The Miracle of Endymion (February 27, 2015)

New Digital Downloads! Are you ready for this Jelly?

It’s Thursday, and while we won’t put any hashtags in our blog post (Twitter and Facebook are another story), we do want to throw back to Princess Jellyfish with some great digital goodies on FUNimation.com!

 

Transform your computer with these adorable, free Princess Jellyfish Wallpapers!  (Click the images to download the right size for your screen!)

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We’ve also got the track “We Are All The Same” by Austin Black (heard in the Princess Jellyfish trailer below) available for you to download!

 

If you’re still feeling nostalgic, you can get the entire Princess Jellyfish series for under $30, right now on FUNimation.com!

 

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A Certain Magical Index – Wallpapers, Releases, and More… Oh, My!

 

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A Certain Magical Index returns to home video on November 18, with the complete series on
Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack for the first time! We know that a ton of you have been asking for this title on Blu-ray, and we’re just as excited to bring it to you! To celebrate, we’re uploading 5 free wallpapers in various sizes for the series, in addition to our existing Season 2 wallpapers.

 

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Be sure to catch Imagine Breaker’s early Academy City adventures in HD! This new release, which also brings the whole first series together for the first time, is just one of our back-to-back releases in the Index/Railgun franchise—we’re putting out a new Blu-ray/DVD release every month. Mark your calendars and pre-order early! The schedule is:

 

 

New Anime You Should Be Watching in Fall 2014

Things are ramping up in the midst of the Fall 2014 Simulcast season, so it’s a great time to jump aboard if you haven’t already! Not sure where to start? Well, we’ve got you covered.

 

Kotaku has released a list of The Five New Anime of Fall 2014 You Should Be Watching and two FUNimation shows made the cut: Lord Marksman and Vanadis and Rage of Bahamut. Want to know what put them on the list? We’ve got a rundown of each show to help you get started. Or, if you’re already watching, here’s a quick mid-season refresher for you!

 

 

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Currently on episode 5 of 12, Rage of Bahamut is a fast-paced adventure based on the hit digital card game, Rage of Bahamut: Genesis. The show follows boisterous bounty hunter Favaro, and the innocent yet fierce Amira as they journey across the world. Imagine Samurai Champloo meets Skyrim, and you’ve got Rage of Bahamut.

 

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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.

 

 

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Lord Marksman and Vanadis

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Currently at episode 5 of 13, Lord Marksman and Vanadis tells the story of Count Tigre after being captured in battle by the beautiful knight, Ellenora. Fans of fantasy titles such as Tower of Druaga and Sands of Destruction will find a lot to love in this show. It even resonates as a blend of Fairy Tail meets Claymore — not quite as colorful as Fairy Tail, yet not as dark as Claymore. Ultimately, Lord Marksman and Vanadis seamlessly balances adventure and adventure with a touch of fanservice.

 

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Tigre, a young noble, is captured by a beautiful female general from an enemy country. Though enchanting, her curves aren’t the only dangerous thing about her. She’s backed by an army of desirable warrior-goddesses called the Vanadis. Can the valiant Tigre survive the action-packed blend of fantasy and fan service!?

 

 

Head over to Kotaku for the full list or check out our entire Fall Simulcast lineup and get watching!

 

 

Joey Bada$$ and Pro Era hang out with FUNimation

 

IMG_0255What happens when you take Dragon Ball Z, a group of hip hop artists from Brooklyn, NY, and mix them together? You get critically acclaimed rapper, Joey Bada$$ and the hip hop-based collective, Pro Era… who all happen to be huge anime fans.

 

“Got Dragon Balls like my name was Vegeta” is one of the lines from Joey’s new song, “Christ Conscious” (available now on iTunes) so it only made sense that Joey and Pro Era members CJ Fly, Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution and Dyemond Lewis paid a visit to the FUNimation office recently, while in Dallas, TX for Joey’s B4.DA.$$ tour.

 

IMG_0253But after hanging out with the Pro Era crew for most of the afternoon, we quickly discovered that they don’t just like Dragon Ball Z, it source of inspiration for many of them and a direct point of connection with fans — something we definitely understand respect all too well.

 

Check out the video below for our interview with Joey Bada$$ and tour of FUNimation with some of the coolest guys in hip hop.

 

 

 

There’s just one more US stop on the Pro Era Tour before the guys head out across the globe. Click here to check out the tour schedule for a show near you.  And keep an eye out for Joey Bada$$’s debut studio album, B4.DA.$$, dropping later this year.

 

Want to keep up with Pro Era on Twitter? Be sure to follow:

 

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Pro Era – @thefckingera

 

 

Joey Bada$$ – @JoeyBADASS_

 

 

CJ Fly – @FLYestintheeERA

 

 

Kirk Knight – @kirkknight

 

 

Nyck Caution – @NyckCaution

 

 

Deymond Lewis – @DyemondLewis

 

Win a Pair of Tickets to Absolute Battle 2014

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Absolute Battle is back, and they’re inviting players from all corners of gaming to join them at their biggest venue yet! This year, in addition to hosting one of the largest fighting game tournaments, Absolute Battle will include FPS tournaments as well as sports. There will also be a B.Y.O.C. section (Bring Your Own Console) for those who want to bring a casual setup for their game of choice.

 

This 3 Day even takes place November 14 – 16 at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Plano East in Plano, TX. FUNimation will be sponsoring the event, and we’re giving fans the chance to win a pair of tickets!

 

All you have to do is go to our official Twitter account (@FUNimation) and retweet our tweet about AB5.

 

You must follow the FUNimation Twitter account, and you must be able to provide your own transportation to the event. You have from now until November 10th to enter for a chance to win! Click here for complete contest rules.

 

Don’t want to miss out on the event? It’s not too late to register! You have until tomorrow (November 7th) to get your tickets. Just click here. 

 

CONTEST OVER:  Congratulations to @vVv_Shadow for scoring a pair of tickets to go to Absolute Battle this weekend!

 

If you just can’t make it out this time, but you still want to join the fun, you can catch all the action via the Absolute Battle live stream on http://www.twitch.tv/VersusGameplay.

 

FUNimation at the Movies! – Hellsing Ultimate IX & X

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Halloween may be over, but we’re still keeping things scary with Hellsing Ultimate IX & X for this month’s FUNimation at the Movies!

 

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Witness the harrowing end to the ultimate bloodbath.

Arucard awakens and his thirst for vengeance is stronger than ever. This anarchist must use everything in his mythical repertoire to show that his bite is far worse than an army of snarling Nazi werewolves. As Arucard absorbs every drop of blood in sight, all begin to realize that the ultimate slaughter might be too much to handle even for the deadliest of demonic slayers. Find out which diabolical establishment proves dominant as this epic battle of the supernatural reaches its bloody end.

 

 

The following theaters will be featuring a FREE showing of Hellsing Ultimate IX & X. Click on one of the theaters below for showtime information and to secure your ticket early!

 

Alamo Drafthouse showings:

 

Carousel Cinema showings:

 

 

You can bring Hellsing Ultimate IX & X home today on Blu-ray and DVD! Click here to get your copy now!
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FUNimation at the Movies is a free program. If you are interested in participating, please have your local theater contact us via [email protected]

FUNimation Collection of Genteel Anime Moustaches for Movember

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November is here, and along with turkeys and sales this month also brings mustaches (or moustaches if you’re feeling extra fancy)! That’s right, it’s time once again for Movember! Men the world over are growing out their facial hair all this month to raise awareness for men’s health.

 

This year, we’ve gone the genteel route and created this nifty infographic. See the above image for the FUNimation Collection of Genteel Anime Moustaches.

 

Do you have a moustache? Which kind do you have? Which one of the above moustaches is your favorite?

 

 

 

Ask the Japanese Voice Cast of “In Search of the Lost Future” Your Questions!

in search of lost futureAny seiyuu (Japanese voice actor) fans out there? We’ve worked with our Japanese licensing partners to give you a rare chance to ask the Japanese voice cast for “In Search of the Lost Future” (Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete) some questions. If you haven’t heard of this series before it’s our new sci-fi/mystery/romance fall simulcast based on the successful bishoujo game visual novel!

 

In Search of the Lost Future is based on a school-life romance visual novel, but don’t be fooled by its ordinary setting–this isn’t just a “sad girls in snow” slice of life drama. From the cryptic sci-fi imagery at the start of Episode 1 to the shocking turn at the end, this anime has some hints of a surprise twist with a supernatural bent. Sou Akiyama and the girls of the Astronomy Club solve problems around the school, but when a mysterious (naked) girl appears and joins their ranks, their fates begin to change…

 

What’s it like voicing these characters? What do the actors think of the plot twists? Send us your questions for the cast by Monday, October 27th, and we’ll choose some to send to Japan to get answered! You can post them in the comments below, on our Facebook thread, or on Twitter with the hastag #LostFutureQuestions. For reference, the cast is below; please keep the questions related to “In Search of the Lost Future” or voice acting in general.

 

 

Character Voice Actor Other Roles
Sou Akiyama Takuma Terashima Shiroe (Log Horizon),
Shintarou Kisaragi (Mekakucity Actors),
Otoya Ittoki (Uta no Prince-sama)
Yui Furukawa Akane Tomonaga Kazuko Kawakami (Majikoi!), Seira (Chaos;HEAd)
Kaori Sasaki Hatsumi Takada Honoka Tsutsui (Maria+Holic)
Nagisa Hanamiya Tomoe Tamiyasu Rin Natsume (Little Busters!),
Makina Irisu (The Fruit of Grisaia)
Airi Hasekura Kei Mizusawa Celia Cumani Aintree (Walkure Romanze),
Machi Yatsuzuka (Mashiroiro Symphony)
Kenny Eitarou Osafune Kappei Yamaguchi L (Death Note), Usopp (One Piece),
Shinichi Kudo and Kuroba Kaito (Detective Conan)

 

And if you haven’t checked out “In Search of the Lost Future” yet, we’ve just put up a clip of THAT scene in episode 1—minor spoilers ahead!

 

 

Or, watch the Japanese promotional video for a spoiler-free preview!

 

 

Watch the series streaming every Saturday at 1:30 pm ET. Click here to watch episodes now.