English Cast Announcement One Piece: Film Z

one piece film z keyAnnounced this weekend at Anime Expo, we have the English cast for One Piece: Film Z! Check it out below, along with your first look at the trailer. The movie releases on Blu-ray/DVD Combo and DVD on 9/30. Click here to pre-order your copy today!

 

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Get ready for latest, full-length feature film in the on-going, pirate epic, One Piece.

 

Said to be comparable to the Ancient Weapons of old, the Marines’ trump card, the “Dyna Stones,” have suddenly been stolen by a group of renegade vigilantes. The terrifyingly powerful man responsible, former Marine Admiral “Z”, now stands in the path of Luffy and his Straw Hat Pirates. Can the Straw Hats defeat “Z” and his crew, or will the New World meet its end at the hands of this mad man?

 

CHARACTER – ACTOR

LUFFY Colleen Clinkenbeard
NAMI / YOUNG NAMI Luci Christian
USOPP Sonny Strait
SANJI Eric Vale
ZORO Christopher R. Sabat
CHOPPER / YOUNG CHOPPER Brina Palencia
ROBIN Stephanie Young
FRANKY Patrick Seitz
BROOK Ian Sinclair
Z Jeremy Schwartz
AIN Lauren Landa
BINS Matt Mercer
GARP Brian Mathis
SENGOKU Ed Blaylock
AKAINU Andrew Love
AOKIJI Jason Douglas
KIZARU Ray Hurd
MOBSTON Mark Fickert
COBY Micah Solusod
HELMEPPO Mike McFarland
TSURU Juli Erickson
YOUNG Z Tia Ballard
PURIN Angela Chase
KIBIN Darryl Roberds
ADR Director Joel McDonald
Lead ADR Engineer Peter Hawkinson

 

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!

 

 

HAL – Seven Minute Preview

 

HAL releases on BD/DVD Combo on 9/2. We’re giving you a little sneak peek and showing you the first 7 minutes of the movie!

 

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Kurumi’s heart was broken by the sudden death of her boyfriend in a tragic airplane accident. Forced to carry on without her beloved Hal, she fell into a reclusive and joyless existence. Kurumi had given up on the world, but a brilliant scientist devised a plan to win her back. By melding futuristic technology with the binary equivalent of human emotion, they created an ultra-lifelike robotic surrogate to take Hal’s place – and lure Kurumi from her shroud of solitude. Resistant at first, this shattered beauty slowly yielded to her feelings of longing – and took comfort in the company of a robot. Though their unique bond grew stronger with each passing day, Kurumi and Hal would soon discover that nothing about their artificial love story was quite as it seemed.

 

So, what did you think? If you like what you see be sure to place your pre-orders now by clicking here!

 

If you’re at Anime Expo this weekend, be sure to come to the HAL English Dub Premiere on Saturday at 6:30 pm in Video 1.

 

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Romancing the Major – Ghost in the Shell: Arise – border 3

According to Kotaku’s recent article, it looks like the Major has quite the romantic side! Just when you thought this sexy cyborg’s life consisted of only kicking ass and taking names, Ghost in the Shell: Arise – border 3 Ghost Tears gives the viewer a completely new outlook on Kusanagi.

 Akira and Major Hugging

Akira is the Major’s lover, and coincidently, her mechanic. I guess it would only make sense for Kusanagi’s first serious relationship to be with a guy who knows her inside and out… literally.

 

What’s particularly interesting about this relationship is that you see a more feminine side of Kusanagi. In the past, the Major has always been the alpha-male in both her professional and personal life but with Akira she is flirtatiously coy, sensitive, and vulnerable. This relationship makes this particular Ghost in the Shell unique by adding a new aspect to the character development of Kusanagi—don’t get me wrong though, she still kicks plenty of ass throughout the film!

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New Release Tuesday – A Certain Scientific Railgun S

railgun s part 1Happy New Release Tuesday! Raildex fans can finally pick up A Certain Scientific Railgun S, Part One on DVD today.

 

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Something sinister is growing in Academy City. The shadows are filled with whispers of a project to clone one of the super-powered students known as espers. High-ranking master of electricity Mikoto Misaka laughs off these stories until she comes face to face with a copy of herself. The duplicates are real, and are being mass-produced from Misaka’s DNA, making each one of them a little piece of her.

 

These clones—her sisters—are being systematically murdered in a series of experiments designed to turn a sadistic killer into the strongest esper in history. Misaka vows to save her copies and destroy the project, but this might be one fight she can’t win alone. High-energy battles and intense action explode in this continuation of the Railgun series from the creator of A Certain Magical Index.

 

Don’t forget to pre-order your copy of A Certain Scientific Railgun S, Part Two available on DVD 8/19. Pre-order from the FUNimation.com Shop and you’ll automatically be entered to win a super adorable Certain Scientific Railgun Nendoroid! Click here for details.

 

 

For you bargain hunters out there, Shakugan no Shana – Season Two is now available in our Super Amazing Value Edition line. Get the entire second season for less than $30! Click here.

 

Win a Certain Scientific Railgun Nendoroid!

 

Nendoroids are so cute, and these A Certain Scientific Railgun nendoroids are particularly adorable! If you missed out the first time around, we got another set of these to give away for A Certain Scientific Railgun S Part Two!

 

All you have to do is pre-order A Certain Scientific Railgun S Part Two from our FUNimation Shop and you’ll be automatically entered to win one of these, courtesy of Good Smile Company. Click here to pre-order now!

 

(If you’ve already pre-ordered, don’t worry! You were automatically entered.)

 

You have from now until the release date of A Certain Scientific Railgun S Part Two (on August 19) to enter. Click here for complete rules. We will pick three random winners.

 

*no purchase necessary, void where prohibited. See complete contest rules for details.

 

 

KOR-FX is FUNded! Thanks For Your Support

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With your help, the KOR-FX Gaming Vest from our sister company Immerz is over 150% funded with 24 days to go.

 

The Kickstarter project was literally launched at the KOR-FX booth at E3 in South Hall. One of the gaming laptops in the booth was used to hit the “Launch” button.

 

KOR-FX got positive reviews from major sites like Polygon, The Verge, PC World, as well as multiple gaming sites and featured in the national broadcast of BBC’s “The Click” weekly tech show.

 

Check out the video review below from Lazygamer.

 


KOR-FX lets you feel every bullet and explosion. It gives you a competitive advantage. Pair it with an Oculus to get even more immersed in your games.

 

We’ve posted updates and gamer reaction videos from E3 on the KOR-FX Kickstarter page to check out. Click here!

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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FUNimation at Anime Expo!

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FUNimation is heading west to Los Angeles for Anime Expo 2014! We’ve got a TON in store for you, so let’s get started with our panel and premiere schedule:

 

FUNimation Guide to AX 2014 – Thursday at 3:45 pm in LP3

FUNimation Preview Panel – Friday at 11:15 am in LP3

FUNimation Presents: Tokyo Ghoul – Friday at 6:00 pm in Video 4

Terror in Resonance World Premiere Event – Saturday at 1:30pm in Video 1 and Video 4

FUNimation Presents Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods – Saturday at 4pm in LP2

FUNimation Industry Panel – Saturday at 5:30pm in LP1

HAL English Dub Premiere with Q&A – Saturday at 6:30pm in Video 1

BAYONETTA: Bloody Fate Movie Preview and Q&A with Director Fuminori Kizaki  – Saturday at 8:15pm in Video 1

 

On top of all that, we’ve got some promotions at our booth that you won’t want to miss! Come on by and pick up some of our newest releases!  We have a bunch of gift-with-purchases, autographed items, and we are bringing the super popular Lucky Draw, which has more goodies and is better than ever!

 

Spend $75: Receive a FUNimation Lanyard

Spend $125: Receive a FUNimation Lanyard and a middle tier prize

Spend $200: Receive ALL of the goodies from the $125 tier and a top tier prize!

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It’s Gonna be a Hot, Hot Summer!

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FUNimation is proud to announce the acquisition of Free! -Eternal Summer-, the continuation of the hit swimming anime that made waves across the Internet! Not only will we be simulcasting the series as part of our summer season, we’ve also acquired home video rights! Yes, you read that right— Free! -Eternal Summer- will be coming to home video in North America.

 

Episode one will premiere this coming Wednesday, July 2, at 11:30 AM Eastern Time (that’s 10:30 CDT and 8:30 PDT), with new episodes every Wednesday following at the same time.

 

Never miss a moment of Free! -Eternal Summer-. Subscribe now at funimation.com/subscribe

Watch all your summer simulcast season shows now on your Xbox 360 with the new FUNimation Xbox app!

 

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The boys of summer are back! Haru, Makoto, Nagisa, Rei, and Rin are reunited for a second season in Free! -Eternal Summer-. After the last swim meet, the bonds of friendship have only gotten stronger, and with each passing day these boys continue to grow. This season brings new rivals and new challenges. So get ready, the competition is about to get fierce!

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