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