Reddit AMA with Fairy Tail English Voice Director Tyler Walker

UPDATE: Reddit AMA post is live here!

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Mark your calendars! In celebration of Fairy Tail – Part 21 being released and Part 22 pre-order going live, we’ll be holding a Reddit AMA with Fairy Tail director Tyler Walker! We’ve locked Tyler in his recording booth for the past 5 years to direct the English dub for Fairy Tail, and now we’re letting him out just to answer your questions on Reddit!

 

Join us on September 19 at 2pm-3pm ET on r/Anime to bombard Tyler with questions about working on Fairy Tail.

 

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November 2016 Home Video Releases

See what’s coming out in November for home video release!

 

Ergo Proxy (Blu-ray) Psychic School Wars
Rurouni Kenshin Part 1: Origins Snow White with the Red Hair
The Heroic Legend of Arslan Hetalia – The World Twinkle (Season 6)
Omamori Himari One Piece: Season 8, Voyage 4
Overlord Sky Wizards Academy
Sword of the Stranger Castle Town Dandelion
Chaos Dragon Ultimate Otaku Teacher
Aquarion Logos Good Luck! Ninomiya-kun
Prison School Summer Wars – Hosoda Collection
Death Parade Heavy Object
SHIMONETA

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Funimation & Crunchyroll Working Together to Bring You More!

Since Gen Fukunaga started Funimation with the first ever English dub of Dragon Ball Z, our goal has been to make the best anime in the world accessible to most fans possible. Today, we’re announcing a new partnership with Crunchyroll that lets us both work together to bring anime to fans around the world.

 

What does this mean for you? Simpler, easier choices about where to watch anime. For subtitled viewing, you’ll be able to go to Crunchyroll – in fact, we’ve already started putting some of our subtitled shows up on their service today, and we will be adding more over the weeks to come. For English dubs, you’ll continue to get those from Funimation – we will have select shows from Crunchyroll’s catalog up on FunimationNow coming soon, and we will be creating new dubs for even more shows in the future!

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Aliens, Time Travelers, and Espers, Oh My! Answer our Haruhi poll!

 

In The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Haruhi is on the lookout for aliens, time travelers and espers to meet, play with, and overload the world with fun! These supernatural beings would be pretty cool to be friends with, but we’re curious—how many anime fans believe in these entities?

 

In commemoration of Haruhi’s return to home video next Monday (after being out of print for so long! get it here), answer our poll and let us know what you believe in—or if you’re a realist like Kyon who doesn’t really believe in anything supernatural.

 

 

Tales of Zestiria the X Catch-Up: Part 2 – The World and Storyline of Zestiria

Part two of a three-part editorial series from one of Funimation’s copywriters, Lauren Hill, explaining the Tales video game series and how it relates to the Summer 2016 Simulcast, Tales of Zestiria the X

 

Ready for more? Here’s part two of our Tales of tutoring with an expansive look at the world and storyline of Zestiria!

 

 

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Birdy the Mighty: Decode Expires In October

Unfortunately good things have to end. Just as in the way of Baccano and the Fullmetal Alchemist series, Birdy the Mighty: Decode will have its license expired on October 14, 2016.

 

 

What this means is that Birdy the Mighty: Decode will be removed from Funimation Streaming and when its DVDs have sold out, they will not be reprinted by us. This means that you definitely need to watch and buy this series NOW before they go out of print!

 

Click here to get your copy today

 

Synopsis:

Birdy is a jaw-dropping, pin-up sensation with a secret. Under cover of darkness, this dream girl becomes a bad guy’s worst nightmare. Birdy dons her crime-fighting costume and hits the street as a lethal, interstellar federation agent charged with nailing the most dangerous criminals in the galaxy. Her latest case involves a gang of extraterrestrial terrorists and a stolen space weapon that could nuke every living thing on Earth.  Birdy’s got the moves to stop them dead in their tracks, but there’s one big problem: she’s got a nasty habit of going berserk, and somebody always gets hurt. Yeah, Birdy may be dreamy, but she’s also the only thing more dangerous than the bad guys.

 

 

 

 

“SHIN GODZILLA” STOMPS ACROSS NORTH AMERICA THIS OCTOBER

 

The iconic science fiction monster Godzilla makes land fall in the U.S. and Canada this October with the North American theatrical release of “SHIN GODZILLA” from Toho Company, Ltd. Fans have been clamoring for news of the film’s theatrical dates ever since Funimation® Films made its surprise acquisition announcement in July at San Diego Comic Con 2016. And today, the company revealed that “SHIN GODZILLA” will roar into theaters for a limited engagement on October 11 – 18. The movie will screen in more than 440 theaters across the U.S. and Canada.  Tickets for “SHIN GODZILLA” will be available for pre-purchase on the official film website beginning on September 9.

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Conventions 2016 – San Japan to DragonCon

Get ready to spend Labor Day with your fandom because San Japan (San Antonio, Tx) and DragonCon (Atlanta, GA) are happening this weekend! We’re sending our team to both cons to spend the holiday with everyone.  Catch Justin and Scott during our panels at DragonCon, or say hi to Tara, Tim, and Alex at the Funimation booth and our panels at San Japan! Can’t make it to either? Not to worry, we’ll be sharing the experience on our social media accounts!  Here’s what we have in store for the weekend:

 

San Japan

 

PANELS

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Hare Hare Yukai (Haruhi) Dance Contest

For Haruhi’s 10th anniversary, and its first release on Blu-ray in North America (order now here), we’re revving up our time machine (how does it work? That’s classified information) and asking you to bring back your Hare Hare Yukai moves—with the chance to win awesome prizes including a figure, books, and a HUGE banner of the goddess herself!

 

 

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Music & Anime: A Relationship Editorial – Part 1 – Milan Review

This is the introduction to a personal multi-part editorial series, from social media coordinator Godswill Ugwa.

 

One of the most important elements of the anime genre is the music. From the opening of a series to the overall soundtrack right up to the ending of an episode, music has an important hand in crafting a series. Even outside of the show, music aids greatly in the promotion and in keeping the spirit of the show alive. Through this editorial series, I’ll be taking a look at many different aspects of the relationship of anime and music.

 

To start this editorial series off, I wanted to look at some soundtracks from some of the biggest musically-inclined anime this year, Blood Blockade Battlefront and The Boy and The Beast (Funimation titles only in this particular post). Our friends at Milan Records worked with us in creating soundtrack CDs, and I was lucky enough to grab a CD (or 2) for myself. I’m no expert when it comes to music — and definitely not a reviewer — I simply listened to each soundtrack and I am sharing my journey with each.

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