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Cast Announcement Time: Strike Witches: The Movie!

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Ten-hut! If you’re a big fan of weaponry-wielding women like the gun-toting, sky-flying ladies of the 501st Joint Fighter Wing, then you may have already seen that Strike Witches: The Movie, the long-awaited follow-up to season 2, is finally up for pre-order! (Order now!) What you may or may not know is that the movie actually features several new Witch cutie cameos in addition to the familiar faces of Yoshika, Sakamoto, Shirley, and the other 501st girls. Find out who will play them in the English dub!

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Yona of the Dawn Poll: Who do you think Princess Yona should end up with?

Now that Yona of the Dawn has been released on Blu-ray and DVD it is time to ask the most important questions: who should Yona go for? We couldn’t leave this question to the staff, so we’re asking you, the fans to help decide.

 


In addition to voting, we’re asking for the reason Yona should go with the suitor you chose. Write your answer in the comments (either here or the social media site you may have found it on) and we’ll choose the ones we like to receive a button of the suitor that was mentioned.
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Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign – Preview the Collector’s Edition and Season One Part Two

Whose side are you on? The humans or the vampires? We aren’t sure either after the events of Season One Part Two in Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign. It is difficult to really discern which side is more evil or right. However, that big question inspired the design of Seraph of the End’s home video releases.

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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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Escaflowne Home Video Date Announcement + Preview the Packaging!

More announcements from Anime Expo! At their panel, Sunrise, the creators of Cowboy Bebop and Code Geass, helped us to reveal the cover art and official home video release date for The Vision of Escaflowne, the classic mecha fantasy anime, for its 20th anniversary.

 

The Escaflowne TV series collector’s edition, standard editions, and movie will all hit shelves on October 18, 2016! All releases with have both the new 2016 English dub and the original broadcast English dub, as well as Japanese audio. You’ll be able to pre-order on July 15.

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Funimation’s Top 10 Moments in Fullmetal Alchemist (2003)

***Spoiler Alert! Turn back now if you don’t want Fullmetal Alchemist Spoilers!***

 

Fullmetal Alchemist is one of the most beloved anime of all time. While we are sad to see our rights for this title expiring on July 31, we are excited to relive our top 10 favorite FMA moments that made this show so great.

 

Don’t forget to watch Fullmetal Alchemist on FunimationNow until July 31, and buy your copies on home video now!

 

10. Ed and Al attempt to resurrect their mother and the transmutation goes awry. The powerful scene that sets the emotion and storyline of the entire show.

 

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9. The Mystery of Warehouse 13 – SOLVED! When Mustang and his men find bones in the dirt by a military warehouse, they think it’s the work of a murderer.  But the real culprit was someone they never suspected…

 

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8. The key ingredient needed to make the Philosopher’s Stone is revealed.

 

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7. Ed kills Greed. This was a huge turning point for the story, when Ed realizes that he can actually defeat the homunculi. But it was also a huge turning point for Ed, when he realizes a moral gray area, killing Greed who may not have been 100% evil.

 

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6. Basically any time Alex Armstrong goes shirtless and sparkles. But especially this muscle-y show down that paved a beautiful friendship!

 

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5. Roy Mustang kills Fuhrer Bradley. Literally seconds after he’s been stabbed in the chest. If that’s not [email protected]@$$ I don’t know what is.

 

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4. Shou Tucker’s transmutation of his daughter, Nina. That’ll teach us to get too attached to loveable characters. Bring on the feels… and the memes.

 

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3. Ed’s Death. Technically twice in Episode 50!

 

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2. Roy Mustang LOVES DOGS! Really, his whole speech is amazing. Almost as amazing as Hawkeye’s special form of housetraining…

 

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1. Maes Hughes’ Funeral – one of the most devastating deaths in anime history. Between Elicia and Mustang’s reactions, it’s definitely starting to rain.

 

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What were some of your most memorable moments within the 2003 version of Fullmetal Alchemist? For the next week (until 6/23/16), we’ll be giving out small Fullmetal Alchemist prizes for great comments. Share them with us on the comments and make sure to get yourself a copy of the show before it’s gone!

 

Fairy Tail Part Twenty Cast Reveal

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In case you didn’t hear on Dubbletalk, we have a magical announcement; the Fairy Tail cast gets even bigger with the release of Fairy Tail: Part Twenty (which you can order here!) (episodes 227 -239)! As we get into some of the heavier themes of the show, we’re bringing on some heavy-hitting voice actors to make the Tartaros Arc awesome!

 

Matthew Mercer

SILVER

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Matthew Mercer has voice acted as many of anime’s baddasses such as “Levi” from Attack on Titan, “Kiritsugu Emiya” in Fate/Zero, and “Jotaro Kujo” in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure among many other roles. He has also won awards such as “People’s Choice: Voice Actor of the Year” and “Best Male Supporting Vocal Performance” in the 2015 BTVA Anime Dub Awards.

 

Ricco Fajardo

JACKAL

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Ricco Fajardo leads the newest generation of voice actors with his roles in Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash as “Haruhiro”, GARO: THE ANIMATION as “Leon Luis”, The Heroic Legend of Arslan as “Daryun”, and more. This past year he was awarded the “Staff Choice Award for Breakthrough VA of the Year” in the BTVA Anime Dub Awards.

 

Jeremy Schwartz

FRANMALTH

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Jeremy Schwartz has had big roles within Death Parade as “Oculus”, Dimension W as “Shido Yurizaki”, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ as “Sorbet”, One Piece: Film Z as “Z”, and more!

 

 Update! New Cast Members!

 

Janelle Lutz

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Janelle Lutz is a newer actress for Funimation who has starred in Dance With Devils, Ultimate Otaku Teacher, and more recently as “Louise” in Endride.

 

Ian Moore

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Ian Moore has acted in quite a few Funimation titles such as Attack on Titan, One Piece, Tokyo Ghoul, Space Dandy Season 2, and Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo and more recently as “Serena” in Fairy Tail!

 

Michelle Rojas

SEILAH

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Michelle Rojas is a Funimation regular who you can find in shows like Absolute Duo, Assassination Classroom, Attack on Titan, Free! Eternal Summer, Future Diary, One Piece, Wolf Children. She has starred in Noragami Aragoto as “Aiha” and Tokyo Ghoul √A as “Nashiro Yasuhisa”.

Ben Bryant

EZEL

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Ben Bryant is another Funimation familiar who has been cast in Attack on Titan, Freezing, Hetalia World Series, Tokyo ESP, Terror in Resonance, A Certain Magical Index II, and The Boy and The Beast. You can also see him as “Rafael” in GARO THE ANIMATION.

 

Doug Jackson

KEYES

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Doug Jackson is a breakout voice actor who can be found in One Piece and as “Iwami” in Noragami Aragoto

 

Randy E. Aguebor

TORAFUZAR

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Randy E. Aguebor is a newer voice actor for Funimation who has played roles within The Boy and The Beast, One Piece, Sky Wizards Academy

 

Jill Harris

LUMMY

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Jill Harris is another new actress for Funimation who has been in roles for Assassination Classroom, Dagashi Kashi, Dimension W, One Piece, and Shomin Sample

 

Scott Frerichs

HIROSHI THE SWORD

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Scott Frerichs is a member of Team Four Star who is starring in more official Funimation roles such as Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’, Fairy Tail, GARO THE ANIMATION, The Heroic Legend of Arslan, One Piece, and Terror in Resonance

Nick Landis

RALA THE HAMMER

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Nick Landis is another member of Team Four Star who has participated in more Funimation titles like GARO THE ANIMATION, One Piece, Psycho-Pass (movie), and Terror in Resonance

 

Alejandro Saab

DRAKE THE SNIPER

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Alejandro Saab is the YouTuber known as Kaggy Films who is starting his career in Funimation in titles like Assassination Classroom, Dagashi Kashi, Dance with Devils, Prince of Stride: Alternative, and Yona of the Dawn

 

You can pre-order Fairy Tail Part Twenty right here!

 

Part 20 Synopsis:

When a prestigious client requests the assistance of both Natsu and Gray, the boys momentarily set aside their differences and head to Sun Village—a city entombed by malevolent ice magic. Their investigation into the incident comes to a screeching halt when treasure hunters from the Sylph Labyrinth guild show up to stand in their way. As the wizards go toe to toe with the thieving trio, the battle quickly becomes the least of their worries—one by one the wizards are being transformed into adorable, child-sized versions of themselves! How can they hope to restore the village’s eternal flame if they can’t even fit into their armor?!

Meanwhile, dark forces are at work behind the scenes. Another guild is on the move, and they’ve set their sights on total domination of the magical world. Will Fairy Tail be able to rise to meet their challenge?

 

 

Dive Into Dark Matter: Season One – Own it 6/14!

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Space cowboys and wanderers rejoice! Coming very soon is the hit live-action Syfy series, Dark Matter: Season One, on DVD and Blu-ray on 6/14. Now you can start fresh with the amnesiac crew of the Raza and go through the horrors of space from the safety of your home theater. Pre-order your copy here!

 

SYNOPSIS

From Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, the authors behind the Stargate series, and the studio that brought you Lost Girl, comes Dark Matter, an intergalactic story of strangers chasing their pasts towards an uncertain future.

Buried in the black murk of space, a stowed-away crew suddenly awakens from stasis aboard the castaway spaceship known as the “Raza.” With no memory of their pasts or why they are onboard in the first place, this rag-tag crew has no choice but to roam the frontiers of the galaxy searching for answers.

On their voyage they encounter rebel space armies, a zombiefied ship crew, derelict androids, and intergalactic bounty hunters—all attempting to pull the team further from the truth. Even the Raza itself contains mysteries that the crew must solve. As they journey through space, these seven strangers begin to discover that the biggest obstacle standing in the way of their pasts may not be the danger waiting around every corner, but the darkness lurking within themselves.

 

 

“The Boy and The Beast” and “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time” Pre-Order Announcement!

Two instant classic anime films by the new master of Japanese animated film, now up for pre-order!

 

First off, The Boy and the Beast! This award-winning film is still playing in select theaters–go check it out on the big screen and relive the adventures again and again on home video! Funimation will be releasing a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack and a DVD-only version on June 7; both are available for order right now at http://funi.to/1UEIPkc.

 

The Boy and The Beast Blu-ray/DVD Pre-Order

Next up: Mamoru Hosoda’s first non-franchise film and the first-ever winner of the Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, finally returns to home video in North America for its 10th anniversary, ending a long stretch of being out-of-print for several years. For this momentous milestone, we are releasing two different versions of the film–the standard edition Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Combo Pack and a commemorative special, the Hosoda Collection edition. Both feature over an hour of extras, with additions from the original Bandai release as well as brand-new content, and are available for pre-order now at http://funi.to/1Z728Do, coming out June 7 as well.

 

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In celebrating the 10th anniversary of the film, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time – The Hosoda Collection edition features an exclusve 52-page book with artwork, sketches, and a full-length interview of director Mamoru Hosoda plus producers Takashi Watanabe and Yuichiro Saito. Ever wanted to know how the film was concepted, what bits were added or cut, or how the film’s visual style was determined? This book is your behind-the-scenes look into the creative process involved in making a full-length anime film, as well as to peek into mind of a world-famous director. In addition to the book, this edition features a handsome clear slipcover with a premium design.

 

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This release of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is the first in our new Hosoda Collection, a premier line dedicated to the works of Mamoru Hosoda, celebrating his films and revealing how each one has affected the trajectory of his award-winning career. Featuring everything from stunning extras to exclusive interviews with the director himself, the Hosoda Collection brings fans of animation and film the rare opportunity to follow a director’s career as it unfolds before them. Future releases in The Hosoda Collection will include Summer Wars, Wolf Children, and The Boy and the Beast.

 

 

Rage of Bahamut: Genesis – English Voice Cast Announcement!

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Just announced at the Funimation Industry Panel at Katsucon! Rage of Bahamut: Genesis is coming to Blu-ray & DVD on April 26, and you know what that means: it’s time to meet the cast and crew behind the English dub!

 

Meet Favaro Leone, professional bounty hunter and casual scoundrel. When he’s not crossing swords with his arch nemesis and former best friend, Kaisar Lidford, he can be found at the local tavern spinning tall tales to anyone who will listen. After a one-winged demoness overhears his drunken boasts, she wrangles him into an unbreakable contract that will force him to make good on the promise he made.

 

With nothing but a destination in mind, the pair set out on their grand adventure—completely unaware of the dark forces working to fulfill an ancient prophecy that will bring about the end of the world. That is, unless a charming rogue, a clueless demon, a disgraced knight, and a tiny zombie can band together to change the course of history.

 

Visually arresting and fun from start to finish, Rage of Bahamut is a can’t-miss title for any action-fantasy fan.

 

CAST
FAVARO – Ian Sinclair
KAISAR – Chris Rager
AMIRA – Tia Ballard
CERBERUS – Leah Clark
LAVALLEY – Tyson Rinehart
BACCHUS – Brian Mathis
MARTINET – Christopher R. Sabat
AZAZEL – Kent Williams
JEANNE D’ARC – Jād Saxton
RITA – Apphia Yu
BEELZEBUB – Vic Mignogna
HAMSA – Kyle Phillips
CHARIOCE XIII – Barry Yandell
CREW
ADR Director – Sonny Strait
ADR Engineer – Patrick Morphy
Head Writer – John Burgmeier
Script Writer – Jared Hedges

 

 

Pre-order your epic copy now!

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Limited Edition Blu-ray & DVD (pictured)