New Release Tuesday – Love and Zombies

Part 2 of Aquarion EVOL is finally available. Get your mech fix today!

 

synopsis:

 

The intergalactic hijinks continue as beings from a womanless planet target the girls of the newly coed Neo-DEAVA academy. Meanwhile, a mysterious villain’s plot slowly comes to light, Amata’s past is revealed, and Mikono finds herself in the middle of a really awkward threesome. The hormone-fueled pilots will have to survive unusual training methods and swimsuit-filled secret missions in order to grow strong enough to kick some otherworldly tail, but as the boys and girls get closer to each other, they discover that destiny might not be on their side. Victory could require the legendary mecha Aquarion’s ultimate form—even if summoning it means breaking an intimate taboo. From the studio behind Fairy Tail and Macross comes an epic climax 12,000 years in the making.

 

Click here to complete your Aquarion EVOL collection!

 

 

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FUNimation to premiere Terror in Resonance at Anime Expo

 

Flower Mound, TX – May 27, 2014 – FUNimation Entertainment announced today, that it will host a world premiere screening of  Terror in Resonance at Anime Expo in Los Angeles while simultaneously screening at Japan Expo in Paris. The screening will take place Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 1:30pm. Rights have been acquired for simulcast.

 

The anime is directed by Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Kids on the Slope) at the studio Mappa, music composed by Yoko Kanno (Macross Plus, Cowboy Bebop, Kids on the Slope), and character design by Kazuto Nakazawa (Samurai Champloo).

 

Synopsis:

Legendary director Shinichiro Watanabe and famed composer Yoko Kanno are back with a suspense-filled intellectual thriller!

 

In an alternate version of the present, Tokyo has been decimated by a shocking terrorist attack, and the only hint to the identity of the culprit is a bizarre video uploaded to the internet. The police, baffled by this cryptic clue, are powerless to stop the paranoia spreading across the population.

 

While the world searches for a criminal mastermind to blame for this tragedy, two mysterious children – children who shouldn’t even exist – masterfully carry out their heinous plan. Cursed to walk through this world with the names Nine and Twelve, the two combine to form “Sphinx,” a clandestine entity determine to wake the people from their slumber – and pull the trigger on this world.

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FUNimation at MomoCon this Weekend!

Summer conventions season is about to get into full swing and this time we are back on the road for MomoCon in Atlanta, Georgia.  We have panels, and booth promotions planned.  Just read on for more details.

 

FUNimation Panels:

 

Friday @ 5:30 pm – FUNimation Previews Panel
Come check out the latest clips and trailers from the hottest new shows from FUNimation!

Saturday @ 11:30 am – How to Break Into the Animation Industry
Rojas will be participating in this panel to give you an inside look at the industry.

Saturday @ 2:30 pm – FUNimation Industry Panel
From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news and information from FUNimation!

 

Visit our booth in the Dealers Room!  Come on by and pick up some of our newest releases.  We have a bunch of gift-with-purchases, and are bringing back the super popular Lucky Draw, which has more goodies and is better than ever!

 

- Make any purchase at the booth and receive a free 1 month gift card for our Video Subscription Service!

- Spend $75 and receive a FUNimation Lanyard and a the 1 month gift card to our Video Subscription Service.

- Spend $125 and receive a FUNimation Lanyard, a middle tier prize, and a 3 Month Gift Card to our Subscription Service!

- Spend $200 and receive all of the goodies from the $125 tier and a top tier prize!

 

Come by early for the best selection, and all of our promotions are while supplies last!

 

Giant Ape Media Acquires XIII – the Series

Flower Mound, Texas (5/21) – Giant Ape Media® today announced it has acquired the U.S. home entertainment rights to XIII-The Series.

 

Stuart Townsend (Queen of the Damned) and Aisha Tyler (Archer, 24) star in this espionage-filled series from the producer of NCIS and 24.

 

The series was developed and produced by Prodigy Pictures (Lost Girl) and Luc Besson’s production company (La Femme Nikita, Taken, and The Transporter trilogy) and is a continuation of the XIII miniseries starring Stephen Dorff and Val Kilmer (released on DVD and Blu-ray as XIII: The Conspiracy), with various actors reprising their roles.

 

Synopsis:

Agent XIII was left to rot in an Eastern European prison with no memories of his past or hope for his future. After a high-stakes breakout, he finds himself immersed in a network of spies and special agents as he attempts to figure out if the man he used to be was a patriot or a monster. Along the way, he uncovers a global conspiracy reaching from the Oval Office to the prisons of Venezuela involving plans for a weapon that could forever change the balance of international power. But when you’re a rogue agent on the run from both government agencies and terrorist cells, is there anyone you can really trust?

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Mysticism, Religion, and Red Data Girl

Do you love Japanese culture? Do you pour over books about Japan, or research online, in the hopes of visiting the country that produces some of your favorite series? Well, we’re about to drop a cultural lesson on you. If you’ve ever been interested in learning more about the religion, myths, and kami of Japan, here’s an introduction to these as they relate to Red Data Girl. Read on for some enlightenment.

 

Red Data Girl is a coming-of-age story painted in the beautiful colors of Japanese legends. If you like stories with a strong basis in exotic fantasy then you’re in for a real treat. The series is imbued with Shinto mysticism, some of which may be quite foreign to Western audiences (although certainly more familiar if you watch a lot of anime!). The series releases on DVD on June 17th. Click here to order!

 

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New Release Tuesday – Fairy Tail Part 10

Happy New Release Tuesday! Fairy Tail Part 10 is now available on BD/DVD Combo.

 

series synopsis:

The masters of magic have converged on a remote island, where Natsu and his teammates go head-to-head with Grimoire Heart—a dark guild led by one Fairy Tail’s former masters. Revelations from the past and long-buried secrets continue to come to light as Cana is granted a sacred new spell, and an excommunicated guildmate makes an unexpected return. If Fairy Tail has any hope of defeating their diabolical opponents, they’re going to have to combine all their powers and work together like never before. But as curses start to fly between wizards, the real danger might come from Zeref, a legendary dealer of death whose devilish plans for the future could bring an end to this golden age of magic.

 

Click here to order Part 10 today!

 

 

In addition to Fairy Tail Part 10, Serial Experiments Lain is now available in our Anime Classics line. Click here to get Lain.

 

 

Your Collection is Complete – Hellsing Ultimate IX and X Coming Fall 2014

The news that Hellsing fans have been waiting for is finally here! Just announced at Anime Central, FUNimation has acquired the home video and digital rights to Hellsing Ultimate Volumes IX & X! The volumes are set to release in Fall 2014. Stay tuned for more exciting information!

 

synopsis:

Coming this Fall, prepare yourself for the epic conclusion to one of anime’s most brutal and action-packed series of all time. All hell has broken loose, as The Major and his Millennium Organization wreck havoc on downtown London. With Alucard and Alexander battling it out to the death, only Seras and Integra can stop this mad man from laying waste to the rest of the world.

 

Hellsing Ultimate Volumes I – VIII are available now. Click here to buy!

 

 

Cast Announcements from Anime Central!

Fresh from Anime Central, we got a few announcements for you today! First, here’s the English dub cast for Senran Kagura!

 

CHARACTER – ACTOR

ASUKA – Felecia Angella
KATSURAGI – Brittney Karbowski
IKARUGA – Alexis Tipton
HIBARI – Megan Shipman
YAGYU – Bryn Apprill
HOMURA – Monica Rial
HARUKA – Teri Rogers
MIRAI – Lara Woodhull
HIKAGE – Kara Edwards
YOMI – Trina Nishimura

ADR DIRECTOR – Jerry Jewell
ADR ENGINEER – Cris George

 

synopsis:

From the Dynamic Duo that brought you Ikki Tousen comes a revealing tale of naughty ninjas sucking down sushi rolls and busting up the competition!

Asuka and her friends may look like any other girls at Hanzo Academy, but they’re secretly studying the ancient art of Ninjutsu! While other students do their homework, Asuka and the gang push their beautiful bodies to the breaking point in pursuit of their perfect form. Life is one sexy sparring session after another until a Deviously Demented rival clan of evil ninjas ambushes the Hanzo hotties – and steals their sacred ninja scroll. Faced with their toughest – and most well-rounded – enemies ever, Asuka and her fellow Deadly Divas will have to go further than they’ve ever gone before to prove they’ve mastered the art of full frontal combat!

Whether you like blondes or brunettes; good or evil; big or EXTRA BIG; this series based on the action packed video game proves once and for all that a ninja beat down is the most exhilarating beat down of all!

 

Series is available on July 29th. Click here to pre-order now.

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FUNimation 20th Anniversary Celebration!

 

We love anime.

 

Over the past two decades we’ve seen our fair share of super-powered transfer students, alien princes hell-bent on taking over the planet, and robots with hard drives of gold.

 

For our twentieth anniversary, we want to celebrate with you as we take a look back at some landmark moments and titles that are close to our hearts.

 

To kick off our 20th year, we’re giving you a few twenties at the FUNimation Shop:

  • Take $20 Off any orders of $100 or more
  • 20th Anniversary T-shirt available sold for $20
  • 6 Months Streaming for $20

 

And as always, we’re offering Free Shipping for all orders over $50 (U.S. Ground Shipping only).

 

We are also launching our FUNimation 20th Anniversary Timeline at funimation.com/20th, where we’re taking a look back at some landmark moments and shows that are close to our hearts.

 

Over the next year we’re going to add photos, videos, and more to this timeline—including some never-before-seen materials from our archives.

 

Thank you for joining us for 20 Years of the Best in Anime!

 

Start Celebrating Today!