30% off Fairy Tail Seasons on Xbox Video!

Great news for all you digital fans out there. During the month of May you can get seasons of Fairy Tail for 30% off on Xbox Video!

 

Fairy Tail synopsis:

Across the Fiore kingdom, wizards join guilds and make their pay by filling magical needs – but one guild has a reputation as the roughest, rowdiest, most dangerous of all: Fairy Tail!

When four young Fairy Tail members unite, their bond is forged by a power found in neither muscle nor magic and grows stronger with every mission. Whatever you do, don’t mess with these friends or you’ll get a taste of Natsu’s flaming fist or Gray’s ice hammer, suffer a painful blow from one of Lucy’s celestial spirits or catch the edge of Erza’s mighty blade! Whether they’re stopping demons from devastating the world or wrestling in the mess hall, this mystical team manages to inflict as much damage to their rivals as they do to the surrounding area!

 

Don’t have any Xbox Video account? Well, we’ve got you covered. Get the lowest price on Fairy Tail Blu-rays and DVDs from our FUNimation Shop! Don’t forget to also pick up a FUNimation subscription so you can watch the latest episodes of Fairy Tail fresh from Japan!

 

Click here to get started.

 

 

Cast Announcement – The Devil is a Part-timer – Day 1

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Ok, if you don’t understand maou speak, here’s the translation: It’s time for some English cast announcements! We hope you’re as excited as we are for the upcoming release of The Devil is a Part-timer!

 

We’re rolling these out over the next few days, so be sure to come back tomorrow for more! Take a look below at our cast reveals for Day 1!

 

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Ghost in the Shell: Arise – Borders 1 & 2 Screenings via Tugg

Fans will be able to see Ghost in the Shell: Arise – Borders 1 & 2 on the big screen on May 29th via Tugg.com! Just take a look below at the list of theaters, plus a link to buy tickets. We need a minimum number of attendees for each screening to make them happen, so please spread the word and get your friends and family to go.

 

In addition, the first 50 people who purchase tickets online will receive a limited edition Ghost in the Shell: Arise poster! Fans can pick up their posters with a valid photo i.d. at the theater the night of the screening.

 

synopsis:

In this highly anticipated prequel set in the year after the fourth World War, cyborg and hacker Motoko Kusanagi finds herself wrapped up in the investigation of a devastating bombing. But she’s not the only one looking for answers—as she delves deeper into the mystery of who is behind the attack, a specialized team unlike any before begins to take shape.

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Back to Chicago for Anime Central!

 

Who’s excited for Anime Central?  We are!  We’ve got a great weekend planned for May 16 – 18, packed with English dub premieres and special booth promotions!  So, read on for more information.

 

Friday:
3:30-4:30pm – FUNimation Previews (Panel Room 1)
Come see extended clips and trailers for some of the newest anime series from FUNimation!

7:00-9:00pm – Red Data Girl English Dub Premiere with Joel McDonald and Bryn Apprill (Panel Room 1)
series synopsis:
Shy 15-year-old Izumiko Suzuhara has trouble fitting in. Not only was she raised by her grandfather at the local shrine with little exposure to the outside world, but modern communication devices like computers or cell phones strangely crash whenever she touches them. After her childhood acquaintance, the handsome but prickly Miyuki Sagara, suddenly reappears and enrolls in her school, Izumiko learns that she is the last vessel of the goddess Himegami, and Miyuki is forced to serve as her guardian. Although the two of fail to get along at the beginning, their meeting marks the beginning of a shift in Izumiko’s destiny.

Series releases on DVD 6/17.

 

Saturday:
2:00-3:00pm – FUNimation Industry Panel (Panel Room 1)
From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news and information from North America’s largest anime distributor–FUNimation.

 

3:30-5:30pm – Date A Live English Dub Premiere with Joel McDonald, Josh Grelle, Bryn Apprill, and Tia Ballard (Rosemont Ballroom)
series synopsis:
30 years ago, a disaster known as a spacequake obliterated the center of Eurasia without warning, leaving 150 million corpses in its wake. Ever since that day, mankind has lived in constant fear of the spontaneously recurring spacequakes.

One day, an ordinary high school boy named Shido Itsuka discovers a mysterious girl at ground zero of a recent spacequake. Shido learns, through the help of his sister Kotori, that the girl is one of the Spirits: mystical creatures responsible for the genesis of the spacequakes. As captain of the anti-Spirit airship Ratatoskr, Kotori recruits Shido to help “seal” the sprits, thus ending their threat to mankind.

There’s just one catch: the only way to seal a spirit – is to make her fall in love with you.

Series releases on BD/DVD Combo 6/10

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May the Fourth be With You, Baby!

 

 

May the Fourth be with you. Every year on May the 4th we celebrate Star Wars Day (Get it? May the Fourth, May the Force…). Last year we took a look at Star Wars references in some of our anime titles. From Princess Jellyfish to Tenchi to FLCL, there are more nods to this beloved franchise in anime than you would think. For a list of some other Star Wars references in FUNimation anime titles, click here.

 

This year, we can add Space Dandy to that list! In the episode “The War of the Undies and Vests, Baby” Dandy crash lands on a remote planet, only to get knocked out and kidnapped by one of the planet’s inhabitants. Sound kind of familiar? Maybe this pose might jog your memory:

 

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Dragon Ball Z: Cooler’s Revenge on Toonami

For all you Toonami watchers, we’ve got some exciting news! Dragon Ball Z Movie: Cooler’s Revenge will air on Toonami on 5/24 at midnight (ET). Space Dandy and Bleach will be taking a week off. Check out the schedule from Toonami’s tumblr below:

 

11:30pm – Attack on Titan

12:00am – DBZ Cooler’s Revenge

1:00am – Naruto Shippuden

1:30am – One Piece

2:00am – Blue Exorcist

2:30am – Black Lagoon

3:00am – Beware the Batman

3:30am – Naruto

4:00am – Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood

4:30am – Samurai Jack

5:00am – Star Wars: The Clone Wars

5:30am – Sym–bionic Titan

 

For more information about Dragon Ball Z, please visit http://dragonballz.com

This Playlist Will Get You All Fired Up!

There are a lot of episodes of Fairy Tail now. We’re already fast approaching the release of Part Eleven (Available on BD/DVD Combo 7/15) so it can be daunting for someone new to the franchise to get into the series.

 

Well, don’t worry! We’ve been steadily releasing Fairy Tail Character Spots on our YouTube channel. We’re highlighting some of your favorite heroes and baddies to give you a little background info.

 

Take a look below at some of the Character Spots and click here to see the rest of the playlist!

 

Natsu: Fairy Tail’s fire-breathing hero. When he gets a belly full of flames, you better back off!

 

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Hetalia: the Beautiful World New Cast Members

 

We have a couple of new countries joining the Hetalia world for Season 5. Take a look below for their English counterparts!

 

ROMANIA – Chad Cline
CYPRUS – Aaron Dismuke
AUSTRALIA – Tyson Rinehart
PICARDY – Josh Martin
TAIWAN – Clarine Harp
INDIA – T. K. Masala
NEW ZEALAND – Anthony Bowling
SEBORGA – Austin Tindle
WY – Lindsay Seidel

 

if you’re familiar with Season 5, you know that there are a few “other” characters that we’ll need to make a cast announcement for, but you’ll just have to wait!

 

Hetalia: the Beautiful World releases on July 22nd. Be sure to order the Limited Edition to keep up with your Hetalia bandana collection! Click here to order now.

 

 

Wolf Children wins Best Anime Disc in 2014 Home Media Magazine Awards

Congratulations to Wolf Children! The film won Best Anime Disc in the 2014 Home Media Magazine Awards. Winners were chosen by a panel of judges in addition to votes from the online consumer community. Thank you to everyone who voted!

 

If you haven’t gotten a chance to check out Wolf Children, now’s a great time to get it! Available now for as low as $22.49, you can pick up the film on DVD or Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack. Just click here.

 

synopsis:

 

Experience the latest masterpiece from the internationally-acclaimed, award-winning director of Summer Wars.

Hana was a student before she was a mother. She was bright and pretty, and her future held endless possibilities. Then she met a man, who turned out to be a wolf, and together they built a family.Hana loved her mate fiercely, but fate took him from her, leaving her alone with two unusual kids she didn’t know how to raise. Frightened of being discovered, Hana and her wolf children fled to the countryside to build a new life. Raising her little wild things was an adventure. It left Hana bruised, scratched, exhausted, and joyously overwhelmed as her pups grew stronger and wandered further every day. This is a mother’s journey. Teach your children to chase their dreams – and smile through the tears as they disappear into the world in search of who they will become. Hana wasn’t always a mother, but it was always what she was meant to be.