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Psycho-Pass Extended Edition Episode 4

Due to recent incidents in Japan, our partners have informed us that they will skip broadcasting _* Psycho-Pass Extended Edition*_ episode 4 this week; they are broadcasting episode 5 instead, followed by episode 6 next week. Due to the timing of this issue, we will be launching episode 4 this week, and episodes 5 and 6 next week to catch up as quickly as we can. Thank you for your patience!

Episodes of Barakamon and Sengoku Basara – End of Judgement – Available for Free Streaming

The wait is over! The first two episodes of Barakamon are now available for streaming for all FUNimation subscribers and members. Episode 4 will be available exclusively to subscribers beginning Saturday, July 26 at 2:50 pm (Eastern). All future episodes will resume a normal schedule: members can stream future episodes beginning Saturday, August 2.

 

In addition, Sengoku Basara –End of Judgement- episodes 1 – 3 will be available for streaming for all FUNimation subscribers and members Saturday, July 26 at 2:20 pm Eastern. Episode 4 will be available to all members beginning Saturday, August 2 at 2:20 pm Eastern. All future episodes will resume a normal schedule: episode 5 will launch exclusively for subscribers beginning Saturday, August 2 at 2:20pm Eastern and for all members on Saturday, August 7 at 2:20pm Eastern.

 

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Sengoku Basara – End of Judgement – Launching Saturday

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Fans have been eagerly waiting for the new season, and we’re very excited to bring you more Sengoku Basara!

 

Sengoku Basara – End of Judgement – will be launching this Saturday! We apologize again for the wait on these episodes, and we greatly appreciate your patience during this time. Episodes 1 – 3 will be available this Saturday at 2:20pm ET. Episodes 4 – 5 will be launching next Saturday (8/2) at 2:20pm ET.

 

In the meantime, if you would like to catch up, you can watch previous season episodes on our site at funimation.com/sengoku-basara-samurai-kings.

 

synopsis:

 

Get ready for the hacking, slashing battle of a lifetime in a new adaptation of the legendarily violent Sengoku Basara franchise. Based on the best-selling video games, the new installment of this action-packed anime revolves around one massive battle featuring mechanized samurai, mystical ninja, gun-toting warriors, and a blinding array of deadly special moves!

 

 

FUNimation acquires rights to Tokyo ESP

Tokyo ESP key artFUNimation announced today that it has acquired the simulcast and home video rights for Tokyo ESP. Episode 1 of the series will be available on 7/11 at 2:05pm ET and the series will stream weekly on Fridays at the same time.

 

synopsis:

 

The girl next door is about to become so much more.

 

Rinka is a high school student in Tokyo trying to make ends meet while supporting herself and her father. Her ordinary life takes a turn for the extraordinary when she witnesses a penguin and a school of fish flying through the air. After catching up to one of the fish, she passes out and wakes up to find herself suddenly granted supernatural powers. With her newfound ability to walk through solid objects, Rinka is about to learn just how transparent the world can be.

 

From the creator of Ga-Rei-Zero comes an adventure that shows how out-of-the-ordinary abilities of high school students can send a powerful message to evildoers the world over.

 

Never miss a moment of Tokyo ESP! Become a member today and get first access to new episodes weekly. Click here.

 

 

Meet the boys of SHONEN HOLLYWOOD!

Meet the boys of SHONEN HOLLYWOOD! Our new simulcast show, SHONEN HOLLYWOOD –HOLLY STAGE FOR 49– (streaming just one hour after Japanese broadcast at funimation.com/shonen-hollywood!) is all about Japanese pop idols and the dreams of five boys aiming to sing and dance their ways into the hearts of thousands of fans. Catch  it every Saturday at 1:30 pm ET.

 

In episode 1, the boys practice their self-introductions, but it turns out that twirling around in sparkles while saying a cutesy line about being your fans’ boyfriend or sharing the universe with them is really freaking embarrassing. Check out their adorkableness below, and other excerpts from episode 1!

 

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Kakeru Kazami

Voice actor: Ryota Osaka, known for roles like Sadao Maou (The Devil is a Part Timer!) and Marco (Attack on Titan)

Kakeru, our seventeen-year-old protagonist, is just an ordinary teenager who hasn’t had much time to think about his future. He was suddenly scouted from his part-time job at a café, so he still isn’t really used to this whole idol thing…

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Additional Simulcasts Added to FUNimation Summer 2014 Schedule

Fresh from the FUNimation Industry panel, we have some additional simulcasts and acquisitions for you! Check out more information below.

 

Psycho-Pass Key

First up, we have picked up simulcast and home video rights for the PSYCHO-PASS Extended Edition, and it will be joining our summer 2014 season. The first episode will launch on Thursday 7/10 at 12:40pm CT and will stream weekly on Thursdays at 12:20pm CT on funimation.com/psycho-pass.

 

synopsis:

 

The Extended Edition of this sci-fi thriller features all new footage that takes you deeper into a world where justice is dispensed from the barrel of a gun. In the future, Detectives work in teams made up of Enforcers and Inspectors. Enforcers take out the bad guys, and Inspectors make sure their partners don’t cross the line. The equalizer in the war on thugs is the Dominator, a weapon that can tell when citizens are about to turn criminal.

 

But that’s not all! We’ve also picked up the simulcast and home video rights for PSYCHO-PASS 2. Season 2 will begin streaming this fall.

 

synopsis:

 

Don’t miss this mind-blowing continuation of the futuristic sci-fi series set in a world where the cops can read your mind – and justice is dispensed from the barrel of a gun!

 

But there’s more! We’ve also picked up the home video rights to the PSYCHO-PASS MOVIE! Now you can be assured of owning the entire franchise on home video! Release date TBD.

 

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Psycho-Pass, the fan-favorite, futuristic sci-fi anime is now a feature length film! Stay tuned for updates on the upcoming release of this epic motion picture!

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FUNimation acquires rights for SHONEN HOLLYWOOD -HOLLY STAGE FOR 49-

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FUNimation is happy to announce that we’ve acquired simulcast and home video rights for SHONEN HOLLYWOOD –HOLLY STAGE FOR 49-, the new male idol anime from the studio that brought you Diabolik Lovers!

 

SHONEN HOLLYWOOD will premiere on Saturday, July 5, at 1:30 PM Eastern Time (12:30 PM Central, 10:30 AM Pacific), and new episodes will follow at the same time every Saturday! Catch them on funimation.com/shonen-hollywood.

 

Never miss a moment of SHONEN HOLLYWOOD –HOLLY STAGE FOR 49-! Subscribe now at funimation.com/subscribe Watch all your summer simulcast season shows now on your Xbox 360 with the new FUNimation Xbox app!

 

Synopsis:

 

These boys won’t stop till they make it to the top!

Fifteen years ago, the legendary idol group Shonen Hollywood stole the hearts of thousands adoring fans. Their performance at the famous Hollywood Tokyo Theater is the stuff of legend, and now a new group of boys is determined to become the next generation of this famed super group. Ikuma, Kakeru, Shun, Kira, and Daiki will train day and night as they chase their dreams on the road to superstardom!

 

 

Riddle Story of Devil – “Class Black” Assassin Roll Call (Part 2)

riddle story of devilTwelve female assassins. One target. Last week, we documented some of the deadly ladies featured in this season’s simulcast Riddle Story of Devil (AKA Akuma no Riddle), in which twelve girls are given the opportunity to make their wish come true—if they can just manage to murder their classmate, Haru Ichinose, in cold blood.

 

We’ve posted the last six ending songs and more information about the remaining assassins. Check them out below!

 

The complete series is now streaming on FUNimation.com/riddle-story-of-devil. Meet the other assassins, and watch to find out what happens to Haru and her protector, our strong and stoic heroine Tokaku.

 

 

Assassin: Suzu Shutou

Song: Suzukaze

Voice Actress: Chika Anzai

Weapon of choice: riddles

Suzu’s approach to assassination is as unconventional as she is, as she allows Haru and Tokaku a chance to survive by playing a game of life or death. Her body has a strange condition that has led to loss of love in her life, and she wants to win the game to find a cure.

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Riddle Story of Devil – “Class Black” Assassin Roll Call (Part 1)

 

Twelve female assassins. One target. This season’s simulcast Riddle Story of Devil (AKA Akuma no Riddle) revolves around an assassination game at the prestigious Myojo Academy, where twelve girls in Class Black have the chance to make their wish come true—if they can just manage to murder their classmate, Haru Ichinose. One assassin, the lone wolf Tokaku Azuma, finds herself inexplicably drawn to her would-be target and decides protect Haru from the others instead.

 

Each assassin has a very distinct personality, history, and fighting style, and the show features a different ending song for every episode, each sung by a different character from her perspective. We’ve posted the first six ending songs with a little info on each girl. Check back on Friday for the rest!

 

The 12th and final episode of Riddle Story of Devil just went up yesterday! Click here to watch now. Be sure to watch the simulcast—if you’re a binge watcher, now’s the perfect time. Remember that our home video releases are highly dependent on simulcast numbers, so if you want your views to count, watch it this week before the end of the simulcast period.

 

 

Assassin: Tokaku Azuma
Song: Paradox
Voice Actress: Ayaka Suwa
Weapon of choice: knife
Tokaku, our cold and stoic heroine, possesses amazing fighting ability and reflexes, and comes from a long line of assassins. For reasons she can’t quite articulate, Tokaku decides to resist the assassination game and instead chooses to protect Haru from their bloodthirsty classmates.

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Ask Ping Pong Director Masaaki Yuasa Your Questions

Otaku USA Magazine recently posted an interview with Ping Pong director Masaaki Yuasa to get a little insight on how his unique mind works. The interview discusses some of his work on The Tatami Galaxy and the currently streaming Ping Pong – The Animation. Click here to read the interview.

 

If you are unfamiliar with Masaaki Yuasa’s work, he is well known for his unusual free form style. Having worked in varying capacities on shows like Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine, Michiko & Hatchin, Samurai Champloo, Kick-Heart, and most recently–Ping Pong – The Animation, Yuasa even guest directed an upcoming episode of the popular TV show Adventure Time! His episode, “Food Chain,” is set to air on June 12th. Click here to read more about this episode of Adventure Time.

 

We know it’s not often that you can pick the brain of a famous director, especially one as talented as Masaaki Yuasa, so here’s your chance! Submit your questions for Masaaki Yuasa in the comments below, on the designated thread on Facebook, or tweet us @FUNimation with the hashtag #PingPongQA. We will select a few to translate and send to Masaaki Yuasa to answer. Questions and Answers will be posted later with credit to the fan who asked the question.

 

You have from now until Monday, June 16th to submit your questions!

 

Ping Pong – the Animation streams Thursdays at 12:50pm ET on http://funimation.com/ping-pong.