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FUNimation Broadcast Dub

 

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!

 

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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!

 

 

Who’s your favorite Twin-Tail?

TWINTAIL

 

Do you really like hairstyles? I mean, really like hairstyles? Do buns make you go bun-anas? Do ponytails make you want to do the pony? Do french braids make you scream “Oo La La”? Then we’ve got the show for you– Gonna be the Twin-tail!

 

series synopsis:

Soji is an average high school boy and devoted lover of pigtails. But when monsters with a thirst for human spirit energy invade earth, Soji (along with the help of a mysterious pig-tailed stranger) must transform into a pigtailed girl to defeat them.

 

We’re up to episode 7 of the series, and we’ve had the chance to meet a lovely array of twin-tails. So, which one is your favorite: Tail Red, Tail Blue, or Tail Yellow? Comment below, or on the designated Contest Thread on our Facebook page, with your fave and why, and you could win one of two theatrical sized Gonna be the Twin-Tail! posters. You have from now until November 24th to submit your entries!

 

Click here for complete contest rules.

 

 

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Gonna be the Twin-Tail! streams every Thursday at 1:46pm ET/ 12:46pm CT. Click here to watch episodes now!

 

English Voice Cast for Psycho-Pass 2

psycho pass 2Thanks to everyone who tuned in this weekend to catch the FUNimation Broadcast Dub premiere of Psycho-Pass 2! If you haven’t watched it yet, click this link to watch now.

 

We had a lot of great guesses for our Guess the Voice Actor Event, and I’m sure you’re all excited to see if you were able to figure out the cast. So, let’s get right to it!

 

Character – Actor

Kamui – Clifford Chapin
Sakuya Togane – Christopher R. Sabat
Sho Hinakawa – Z. Charles Bolton
Mizue Shisui - Monica Rial
Akira Kitazawa – Duncan Brannan

 

Tune in each Saturday at 1pm ET/ 12pm CT to watch new episodes of the Psycho-Pass 2 FUNimation Broadcast Dub!

 

series synopsis:

Inspector Akane Tsunemori and her comrades at the Criminal Investigation Department return for the mind-blowing continuation of the popular sci-fi series set in a world where the justice system can read your mind – and justice is dispensed from the barrel of a gun. Pick up after the dramatic conclusion to season one, and see what happens to Akane after she learns the truth about the Sibyl System!

 

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!

 

 

Rage of Bahamut  rage of bahamut

Mondays, 10:30 AM EST

 

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.

 

synopsis

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

Saturdays, 9:00 AM EST

 

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.

 

synopsis

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!

 

 

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Sign-up for a 12-month subscription and get access to HD commercial-free anime for the remainder of 2014 and all of 2015 for only $54.95! As an extra bonus you’ll also receive a $25 FUNimation Shop credit FREE with sign-up!

 

That’s right fans, if you sign up TODAY for a 12-month FUNimation subscription then you’ll get the rest of November and December FREE! What does the FUNimation Streaming Service get you? Check check out all the benefits below.

 

Subscribers get full access to:

 

- The hottest new & returning simulcasts every season
- English dubs for select series while still broadcasting in Japan
- The largest selection of English dubs online
- HD commercial-free streaming episodes
- Video content across your computer, mobile devices, Roku, or Xbox 360!

 

Just click here for more information!

 

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Psycho-Pass 2 Broadcast Dub Premiere Live Tweet Event and Contest

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The FUNimation Broadcast Dub premiere of Psycho-Pass 2 is this Saturday at 1pm ET/ 12pm CT! As we did with Laughing Under the Clouds, we’ll be holding a contest to see if you can guess the voice actors for some of the new characters this season. Take a look below for the characters that you will need to listen for:

 

- Kamui *
– Sakuya Togane
– Sho Hinakawa
– Mizue Shisui

 

*Make sure you watch til the end of the credits in Episode 1 to catch Kamui!

 

Contest Rules:

- Watch the Broadcast Dub premiere of Psycho-Pass 2 on funimation.com and listen for the above named characters

- Comment below with your guesses for the English voice actors for each character

 

EDIT: CONTEST OVER! PLEASE SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM TO SEE WINNERS.

 

We’ll also be live tweeting with fans during the launch of the episode and giving some clues about each voice actor via our official FUNimation Twitter account, so you can try to guess using the clues as well.

 

psycho pass posterPrize:

We’ll be giving away two autographed Psycho-Pass 2 theatrical sized promotional posters signed by the English cast and crew. 1 winner will be chosen at random from among all eligible entries, and 1 poster will be given to the first person who guesses all of the voice actors correctly.

 

You will have from the launch of the episode on our site until Sunday night to submit your guesses. Click here for complete contest rules.

 

Here are some hints to help you guess:

 

HINT: Kamui’s voice actor plays a certain video game obsessed character in Robotics;Notes

HINT: Kamui’s voice actor is a self-proclaimed Pokemon master in real life.

 

HINT: Togane’s voice actor owns his own studio where popular anime and video games are recorded.

HINT: Togane’s voice actor has played an alien, a monkey, and dragon in the same series

 

HINT: Hinakawa’s voice actor is also an ADR Director at FUNimation.

 

HINT: Shisui’s voice actress plays a certain magical nun in a certain magical series.

HINT: Shisui’s voice actress is extremely prolific and has 289 credited roles on Behind the Voice Actors!

 

series synopsis:

Inspector Akane Tsunemori and her comrades at the Criminal Investigation Department return for the mind-blowing continuation of the popular sci-fi series set in a world where the justice system can read your mind – and justice is dispensed from the barrel of a gun. Pick up after the dramatic conclusion to season one, and see what happens to Akane after she learns the truth about the Sibyl System!

 

Psycho-Pass 2 English Voice Cast

 

Character – Actor

Kamui – Clifford Chapin
Sakuya Togane – Chris Sabat
Sho Hinakawa – Z. Charles Bolton (a.k.a. Zach Bolton)
Mizue Shisui - Monica Rial

 

WINNERS: Congratulations to our winners ASSauLTxMasTER and kibakesticles! Please make sure to check your inbox for your FUNimation account for messages about claiming your prize.

 

 

English Cast for Laughing Under the Clouds

Laughing Under the Clouds

 

Over the weekend we debuted the first FUNimation Broadcast DubLaughing Under the Clouds. (Click here to read more about Broadcast Dubs). To celebrate the occasion, we asked fans to watch the first episode and guess the English voice actors for the three Kumoh brothers: Tenka, Soramaru, and Chutaro. A lot of fans were able to guess correctly! Click here to see the contest winner.

 

Now that the contest is over, we’re happy to announce the English voice cast for the series!

 

ENGLISH CAST FOR “LAUGHING UNDER THE CLOUDS

 

CHARACTER – ACTOR

 

Tenka – Christopher Wehkamp
Soramaru – Dave Trosko
Chutaro – Terri Doty
Shirasu – Robert McCollum
Kitamura – Randy Pearlman
Tsuchiya – Jarrod Greene

 

CREW

 

ADR Director – Joel McDonald

ADR Engineer – Peter Hawkinson

 

series synopsis:
When swords were outlawed in the eleventh year of the Meiji era, the mighty samurai population began to dwindle. Those who rejected the ban on blades rebelled, causing violent unrest to erupt throughout the countryside. To combat the rise in criminal activity, an inescapable lake prison was constructed. Three young men, born of the Kumo line, were given the duty of delivering criminals to their place of confinement – but could there be more to their mission than meets the eye?

 

Watch new English dubbed episodes of the series every Saturday at 12:30pm ET/ 11:30am CT. Click here to watch the first episode now!

FUNimation Broadcast Dub Live Tweeting Event!

Laughing Under the Clouds

 

Tomorrow marks the launch of our FUNimation Broadcast Dubs initiative! If you haven’t heard of FUNimation Broadcast Dubs before, it’s a new initiative to bring English dubbed episodes to fans while they are still broadcasting in Japan! Click here to read more about FUNimation Broadcast Dubs.

 

Episode 1 of Laughing Under the Clouds will be available for FUNimation subscribers in ENGLISH tomorrow (Saturday, Nov. 1st) at 12:30pm ET/ 11:30am CT on http://funimation.com/laughing-under-the-clouds. We’ll be watching the episode AS SOON AS IT LAUNCHES, and we hope that you’ll join us! We’ll be live tweeting during the episode, and talking with fans about the show and FUNimation Broadcast Dubs in general. We’ll also be dropping hints on Twitter and Facebook to help you guess the voice actors for the three Kumoh brothers.

 

If you can manage to guess the voice actors for the Kumoh brothers (Tenka, Soramaru, and Chutaro) correctly, then you’ll be eligible to win an autographed promotional poster signed by the English cast and crew for Laughing Under the Clouds! Click here for contest details.

 

Laughing Cast Announcement Tenka  Laughing Cast Announcement Soramaru  Laughing Cast Announcement Chutaro
 

So, joins us as we watch the first episode of Laughing Under the Clouds in English tomorrow! Remember, if you want to see more anime dubbed into English while they currently broadcasting in Japan, then be sure you support both Laughing Under the Clouds and Psycho-Pass 2.

 

 

Not a FUNimation subscriber yet? Sign up today for the FUNimation Streaming Service and get full access to:

 

- The hottest new & returning simulcasts every season
- English dubs for select series while still broadcasting in Japan
- The largest selection of English dubs online
- HD commercial-free streaming episodes
- Video content across your computer, mobile devices, Roku, or Xbox 360!

 

Just click here for more information!

Laughing Under the Clouds – Guess That Voice Actor Event!

laughing under the cloudsOur exciting new initiative–FUNimation Broadcast Dubs–is launching this Saturday with Episode 1 of Laughing Under the Clouds! That’s right, fans will be able to enjoy the ENGLISH DUB of this series while it is currently broadcasting in Japan! (Click here to read our press release about FUNimation Broadcast Dubs.)

 

In honor of this momentous occasion, we’re going to play a little game–Guess That Voice Actor!

 

EDIT: CONTEST IS NOW OVER, SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM TO SEE WINNER AND CAST LIST!

 

As this is a brand new series for FUNimation, we’ve got a brand new voice cast to announce. But rather than go with the same old boring announcement, we’re giving fans the chance to win an autographed Laughing Under the Clouds promotional poster if they can correctly guess the actors who voice the three Kumoh brothers in the series (Chutaro, Soramaru, and Tenka.)

 

Submitting your entry is simple! On Saturday, November 1st at 12:30pm ET/ 11:30am CT the first episode of Laughing Under the Clouds will be released for FUNimation subscribers in English. Watch the episode with us, or pay attention to our clues on Twitter, and submit your guesses in the comments section of the designated Facebook post, or in the comments of this blog post below. You will have from November 1st at 11:30am CT until Sunday at 11:59pm CT to submit your entries.  Click here for complete contest rules.

 

One random winner will be selected from among all eligible correct entries to win the autographed poster signed by the English cast and crew from the show.

 

New English episodes for the FUNimation Broadcast Dub of the series will be available every Saturday at 12:30pm ET/ 11:30am CT on http://funimation.com/laughing-under-the-clouds.

 

The series is currently simulcasting in Japanese with English subtitles every Friday at 2:28pm ET/ 1:28pm CT. Click here to watch episodes now!

 

 

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FUNimation acquires rights for Yona of the Dawn

yona of the dawn keyFlower Mound, TX – (10/14/14) – FUNimation Entertainment has acquired simulcast and home video rights to the anime series Akatsuki no Yona, which will now be known as Yona of the Dawn. Based on the epic fantasy and romance manga series from creator Mizuho Kusanagi, whose series Mugen Spiral, Game X Rush, and NG Life were released previously in North America. The 24 episode series which will run in the Fall and Winter simulcast seasons, features animation from Studio Pierrot, known for Bleach, Tokyo Ghoul, and Fushigi Yuugi.

 

The title will launch October 21 at 11am EDT on FUNimation.com, with a new episode posting every Tuesday.

 

Synopsis:
Upon her sixteenth birthday, the cheerful Princess Yona intended to tell her doting father of her love for SuWon, but her life was turned upside down after witnessing the man she loves cruelly assassinating her father. Heartbroken by this painful betrayal, Princess Yona fled the palace with her loyal servant Hak. Now, she will take up the sword and the bow on a quest to gain new allies and protect her beloved people.

 

CHARACTER VOICE ACTOR PREVIOUS ROLES
Yona Chiwa Saito Lavie in Last Exile,
Homura Akemi in Puella Magic Madoka Magica
Hak Tomoaki Maeno Pain in Naruto: Shippuden,
Natsume in Brother’s Conflict
SuWon Yusuke Kobayashi Kazuki in selector infected WIXOSS
Gija Masakazu Morita Ichigo in Bleach
Sinha Nobuhiko Okamoto Arata in Arata the Legend
Jeaha Junichi Suwabe Greed in Fullmetal Alchemist,
Undertaker in Black Butler
Jeno Hiro Shimono Conny in Attack on Titan
Yun Junko Minagawa Cornelia Li Britannia in Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion,
Ryoma in Prince of Tennis