FUNimation Acquires Rights for Yatterman Night!

 

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Fans of classic anime will recognize the original beloved Yatterman franchise from Tatsunoko Production, the pioneers of Japanese animation behind such hits as Speed Racer and Gatchaman. Yatterman Night is a completely new series with new characters, aimed at an older audience with some darker modern elements, so it’ll be a great watch for fans of the original property and other anime fans alike!

The first episode of Yatterman Night will premiere on Tuesday, January 13th, with subsequent episodes streaming shortly after Japanese broadcast at 10:30 AM EST/9:30 AM CST on Sundays.

 

Synopsis
Long, long ago, a pair of heroes called the Yatterman faced off against the mischievous Doronbow Gang, led by the sexy villainess Doronjo. Now, years later, the Yatter Kingdom is protected by the new Yatterman. But the mysterious new Yatterman have forced the Yatter people into labor, and unrest runs rampant throughout the kingdom. In the spirit of her predecessor, a young new Doronjo reforms the Doronbow Gang in rebellion against the Yatterman.

 

In celebration of the beloved classic’s 40th anniversary, this modern update features some familiar faces, and an exciting new cast and story.

 

The cast of characters includes:

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Boyacky, played by Hiroaki Hirata (Sanji from One Piece, Kotetsu T. Kaburagi from Tiger and Bunny)

 

 

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Tonzra, played by Kenta Miyake (Scar from Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Mohammed Avdol from Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure)

 

Also featuring:

Character Voice Actor Other Roles
Galina Hiroyuki Yoshino Favaro Leone (Rage of Bahamut: Genesis), Gan-chan/Yatterman-1 (Yatterman 2008),
Alouette Shizuka Itoh Michelle K. Davis (Terraformars), Ai-chan/Yatterman-2 (Yatterman 2008)
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Oda Chiaki Takahashi Litchi Faye-Ling (BlazBlue), Azusa Miura (The IDOLM@STER)

 

That concludes our Winter 2015 Simulcast line-up!

Full Announcement

 

New FUNimation Streaming Service SubPass Now Available!

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FUNimation may be best known for its dubs, but we know that people have different ways of consuming anime.  While we include subs on home video and as part of our streaming service, we’ve never really had a product specific to sub fans – until now!

 

FUNimation is pleased to announce the launch of a subscription ‘SubPass‘ that gives fans unlimited access to subtitled anime. Episodes can be streamed in HD, commercial-free, right after the Japanese broadcast, and across multiple devices!

 

We at FUNimation feel the same way you do about anime and the amazing people in Japan who work so hard to make the shows that we all love – the production staff, animators, and voice actors, to name a few. The SubPass is a great way to show your support for the Japanese anime industry and its creators.  The more you watch, the more we can pay the licensors in Japan, and in turn, the more content we can bring to you.  For a little over $1/week (monthly rate) you can enjoy all the subtitled anime you want and support those who create these amazing shows.

 

The FUNimation SubPass is available for the low price of $4.95/month.  Or try it for 3 months at $12.95.  For the best value, sign up for the yearly subscription at $39.95 – a 33% savings!  That’s $3.33/month or 11 cents/day!

 

For a limited introductory period, SubPass subscribers will also be able to access both subbed and dubbed content on funimation.com and across each of the FUNimation apps – including our new PS3 app! Explore all of the great content we have to offer for this limited time! For more information on the FUNimation apps, please visit: funimation.com/apps

 

In addition to our new SubPass, we will continue to offer our original subscription service, now called the All-AccessPass. This provides unlimited access to both subbed & dubbed episodes. The All-AccessPass will still be offered at $7.95/month and $59.95/12-month.  We are also pleased to offer a new $18.95/3-month option.

 

For more information on the FUNimation Streaming Service please visit: funimation.com/subscribe 

 

Thank you for your ongoing support.  We continue to make improvements to our site, products, and services, so please check back often for all the latest updates!

 

FUNimation at the Movies – A Certain Magical Index The Movie: The Miracle of Endymion

keyvisual_03.psdIt’s the beginning of the month, which means FUNimation at the Movies is just around the corner! This month, we’re bringing A Certain Magical Index The Movie – The Miracle of Endymion to Alamo Drafthouse theaters around the country! Catch the free screening and pre-order the movie before its February release on Blu-ray and DVD!

 

Check the list below for a location near you and click the time for showing details!

 

synopsis
Welcome to Academy City, a futuristic metropolis populated with super-powered students. As the brightest intellectual minds in the city work to complete the world’s first space elevator—a towering spire capable of taking citizens into the heavens—perpetually unlucky Kamijo and nun-in-training Index befriend a talented street musician named Arisa. When the beautiful singer lands a big break, her miraculous voice attracts unwanted attention, making the songstress a target for magicians and scholars alike. As the battle between sorcery and science blasts into space, Kamijo, Index, and their allies in Academy City are rocketed to a psychedelic stadium thousands of feet above Japan in a desperate attempt to keep Arisa—and the rest of the world—safe. Science fiction and fantasy collide in this action-packed feature film set in the shared universe of A Certain Magical Index and A Certain Scientific Railgun!

 

 

Alamo Drafthouse – January 12th Showings:

 

 

There will also be showings in:

 

 

 

 

*FUNimation at the Movies is a free screening program. If you have secured a theater location and would like to participate in the program, please contact us via [email protected] 

FUNimation Acquires Rights for Maria the Virgin Witch!

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Today we are thrilled to announce that FUNimation has acquired the rights for Maria the Virgin Witch!

 

The show will be joining our Winter 2015 Simulcast lineup starting January 11th at 8:30am CT/ 9:30am ET

 

synopsis
In the time of the Hundred Years’ War, a young and powerful witch known as Maria leads a reclusive existence. Shunned by the church – but beloved by certain locals – Maria endeavors to use her magic to bring an end to the warfare she so despises. She assists people of all walks of life with the help of her two familiars: a succubus and an incubus with great powers of seduction.  Though she seeks only peace, the archangel Michael despises her use of magic to interfere in human affairs and decrees that should she ever manage to lose her virginity, Maria’s powers will vanish! To ensure that Maria no longer mingles magic with humans, Michael sends the angel Ezekiel to keep a watchful eye on the virgin witch. Don’t miss this intriguing tale of magic, war, and sexual frustration from Production I.G. and the director of Code Geass!

 

 

How many of you guessed this title correctly? Our clue was:

 

“Solve my code and learn the sixes play”

 

The trick to it is: Every sixth letter (excluding spaces) spells “MARIA”

 

 

Tokyo Ravens English Cast Announcement and Dub Premiere

tokyoravens_boxMove over Hogwarts, there’s a new magical school in town. Welcome to Onmyo Academy and the world of Tokyo Ravens, where not even magic can get you out of your homework. Part One of the series will be available on Blu-ray/DVD Combo on March 17th. Click here to pre-order now and check out the English Cast Announcement below!

 

CHARACTER – ACTOR

Harutora- Clifford Chapin
Natsume- Caitlin Glass
Kon- Monica Rial
Kyoko- Leah Clark
Suzuka- Jād Saxton
Touji- Ian Sinclair
Tenma- Josh Grelle
Ohtomo- J. Michael Tatum

 

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ADR Director – Colleen Clinkenbeard, Zach Bolton

ADR Engineers – Kevin Leasure, Cris George

 

We’ll be debuting the English Dub Premiere of the series at Otakon Vegas next week! Click here for more information about the convention.

 

 

synopsis:

Harutora may seem like an ordinary guy, but he’s actually a descendent of an ancient and powerful clan of omyouji. Born without the family talent for magic, he’d always believed he was destined for a normal, boring existence. All that changed the day Natsume, a beautiful face from Harutora’s past, barged back into his life and forever altered the course of his future. When her sudden arrival leads to a violent and tragic encounter with a magical prodigy, Harutora agrees to fulfill a childhood vow by accompanying Natsume to the clandestine Onmyo Academy. Together, along with their incredible onmyouji classmates, they’ll attempt to survive life at a school where not even magic can get you out of your homework.

 

 

New Release Tuesday – Wizards and Pirates

Just like ham and cheese, or peanut butter and jelly, wizards and pirates go oh so well together! So prepare your anime palette, because we’re kicking off the year’s first New Release Tuesday with a perfect pairing of Fairy Tail and One Piece! Check out what’s on the menu:

 

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One Piece - Collection Treasure Chest – Box One

 

Available NowExclusively on Amazon!

 

This awesome DVD box set combines One Piece Collections 1, 2, 3, and 4 into a single release!

Monkey D. Luffy is a boy with big dreams. This daring rubber-man refuses to let anyone or anything stand in the way of his quest to become king of all pirates. With a course charted for the treacherous waters of the Grand Line, Luffy strikes out in search of a crew – and a boat. Along the way he’ll do battle with scallywag clowns, fishy foes, and an entire fleet of marines eager to see him walk the plank. The stakes are high, but with each adventure, Luffy adds a new friend to his gang of Straw Hat Pirates! Like his hero Gold Roger, this is one captain who’ll never drop anchor until he’s claimed the greatest treasure on Earth – the Legendary One Piece!

 

 

 

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Fairy Tail – Collection Three

 

Available NowBlu-ray & DVD Combo!

 

The magical mayhem reaches a whole new level as the members of Fairy Tail welcome new friends to the guild – and embark on high-flying adventures! When six sorcerers seek to unleash a devastating spell, Natsu and the gang join forces with a colorful cast of unlikely allies to save the world from everlasting darkness. Up next, the surprising resurrection of the mastermind who destroyed the Magic Council sparks a maelstrom of madness! Then the action gets even wilder when Team Natsu goes head-to-head with the Oracion Seis – and a trip to see a girl about a dragon could spell doom for Magnolia! Can the wizards overcome the odds and save the day – or will they go down in flames!?

 

 

January Subscriber Exclusives – Dandy, Pandoras and RPGs!

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We’ve got a great line up of shows and episodes streaming on FUNimation.com exclusively for our subscribers! So kick off the new year by binge-watching tons of great anime:

 

January Subscriber Exclusives

 

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January 6th: Complete Series
Click here to watch!

Eager to follow in the footsteps of his fallen sister, Kazuya enrolls at West Genetics Academy, a training facility for buxom heroes known as Pandoras. These courageous schoolgirls are genetically-enhanced with enough sex appeal to cripple a man – and the superhuman strength to slaughter aliens by the dozen. Kazuya’s role is that of Limiter, a Pandora’s battle partner, and he quickly sets his sights on the most feared beauty in school, Satellizer el Bridget. This full-figured annihilator of aliens is as desirable as she is deadly, but rubbing her the wrong way could lead to gross bodily harm. Can Kazuya forge a bond with his new partner and rise to the top of the ranks at West Genetics? Or will he fall victim to the mysterious bloodlust lurking within Satellizer?

 

 

 

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January 20: Season 1, episodes 1 – 4
Click here to watch!
Space Dandy is a dandy in space! This dreamy adventurer with a to-die-for pompadour travels across the galaxy in search of aliens no one has ever laid eyes on. Each new species he discovers earns him a hefty reward, but this dandy has to be quick on his feet because it’s first come – first served! Accompanied by his sidekicks, a rundown robot named QT and Meow the cat-looking space alien, Dandy bravely explores unknown worlds inhabited by a variety aliens. Join the best dressed alien hunter in all of space and time as he embarks on an adventure that ends at the edge of the universe!

 

 

 

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January 27:  Complete Series
Click here to watch!

In the newest version of the massive online RPG know as “The World,” Haseo and his guild mates search for a legendary item called the Key of the Twilight—but they’re not the only ones looking for it. When a rival guild faces off against Haseo and his teammates, the conflict has deep repercussions both inside and outside the game, and threatens to leave the players forever changed.

 

 

 

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 January 27:  Episodes 1-4 

Click here to watch!

Tsukasa wakes up inside The World, a massive online role-playing game full of magic and monsters, and finds himself unable to log out. With no knowledge of what’s happening in the real world, Tsukasa must discover how he ended up stuck in the game, and what connection he has with the fabled Key of the Twilight—an item that’s rumored to grant ultimate control over the digital realm.

 

 

In case you missed it…

Here’s what released last month, exclusively for our subscribers!

 

 

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Cowboy Bebop

See you in HD, cowboy…
HD Dub & Sub

 

December 2nd: Complete Season
Click here to watch! 

 

Explore the galaxy in this undeniably hip series that inspired a generation – and redefined anime as an indisputable art form. The Bebop crew is just trying to make a buck, and they’re the most entertaining gang of bounty hunters in the year 2071.

 

 

 

 

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A Certain Magical Index - Season 2

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December 2nd: Complete Season
Click here to watch! 

 

Toma and Index are back in an action-packed season that brings back the characters you love while introducing a host of new spell-wielding allies and enemies. Protecting Index has never been easy, but when several groups begin to fight over sacred magical relics, keeping the nun safe becomes downright impossible in the city where science and the supernatural go hand-in-hand.

 


 

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Absolute Duo and Yurikuma Arashi Update

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The first episodes of Absolute Duo and Yurikuma Arashi will be available for FUNimation Streaming Subscribers just a couple days after their Japanese premiere. But fear not, all future episodes will be available just 3 hours after they air in Japan. Look for Episode 01 of Absolute Duo and Yurikuma Arashi at the dates and times listed below, and new episodes every Monday at 12:00 Noon and 12:30 PM CST, respectively.

 

- Absolute Duo – Episode 01: Tuesday, January 06 at 12:00PM Noon/CST
- Yurikuma Arashi – Episode 01: Wednesday, January 07 at 12:30PM/CST

Send Your Questions to the Kamisama Kiss Mangaka!

Kamisama Kiss 2_key artEver wanted to ask a real manga artist about their craft? Now’s your chance! In celebration of the new season of Kamisama Kiss, we’re taking fan questions for renowned shoujo mangaka Julietta Suzuki, author of Akuma to Dolce, Karakuri Odette, and of course, Kamisama Kiss.

 

Curious about how she creates Kamisama Kiss? Wondering about her influences and inspiration? How does Suzuki-sensei feel about her American fans? Post your questions for Suzuki-sensei in the comments below. We’ll select 3-5 of your questions, and we’ll post her answers soon!

 

(If you missed it before, Suzuki-sensei tweeted about her copy of the FUNimation Kamisama Kiss Goddess Edition earlier this year! Click here to see what she had to say!)

 

You can also enter through the following means:

-          Respond to this blog entry with your question

-          Post your questions on the official Facebook thread

-          Tweet your question on Twitter with hashtag #KamiKissQuestions

-          Reblog our Tumblr post with your question

 

Send us your question by January 12 and you could hear the response from Julietta Suzuki-sensei herself!

 

And don’t forget to watch Kamisama Kiss 2, streaming Mondays @ 8AM CST on FUNimation.com!

 

FUNimation Acquires Rights for Absolute Duo!

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FUNimation is pleased to announce that we have acquired the rights for Absolute Duo!

 

Get ready for beauty and danger because Absolute Duo show will be joining our Winter 2015 Simulcast — keep an eye out for date and time announcements!

 

synopsis
In a world of heroes who wield magical weapons known as Blaze, Tor Kokonoe’s manifests instead as a shield. Things aren’t all bad for Tor, though: he’s enrolled in an elite school that pairs students up into Duos, and his own partner is the beautiful Julie Sigtuna, a silver-haired exchange student who wields a wicked pair of blades. Along with a bevy of Blazing beauties, Tor’s high school adventures are just beginning!