Death Parade Cast Announcement

Break out the pool cues and the darts, it’s time for the English cast announcement for Death Parade!

 

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DECIM – Alex Organ
WOMAN – Jamie Marchi
NONA – Jad Saxton
QUIN – Anastasia Munoz
CLAVIS – Z. Charles Bolton
TAKASHI – Eric Vale
MACHIKO – Trina Nishimura

 

CREW

 

ADR Director – Zach Bolton
Assistant ADR Director: Cris George
ADR Engineer – Cris George
Translator: Steve Simmons
Script Writer: Bonny Clinkenbeard

 

Be sure to tune in tomorrow night for the first episode in English AND our brand new prime time block and live show- DubbleTalk! Click here for more info.

 

series synopsis:

There is a place after death that’s neither heaven nor hell. A bar that serves you one chance to win. You cannot leave until the game is over, and when it is, your life may be too. From Studio Madhouse (Death Note, Black Lagoon) comes a thrilling new series where the stakes are high and the rules are simple: your life is on the line.

 

Now, check out a sneak peek of the dub!

 

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Darker than Black Coming to Blu-ray!

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Darker than Black is coming to blu-ray for the first time in North America in a special Premium Edition. Since this release is coming by special arrangement it will be limited to 5,000 units, so be sure to reserve your copy today before they’re all gone!

 

Now we know that might disappoint some Darker than Black fans out there, but depending on how well this release does there might be a possibility for other releases in the future. For now, we hope that many fans will enjoy the Premium Edition we’ve cooked up! Just take a look below:

 

* Releasing in May 2015

 

* Premium Edition Features:

- Complete First Season on Blu-ray

- Specialty “classified” packaging

- 48-page art book

- Display easel

 

* Retails for $99.98

 

* This title is NOT a retailer exclusive. So, check with your favorite retailer to place your pre-order!
(Click here to pre-order on FUNimation.com)

 

series synopsis:

A new and deadly breed of covert agent walks the streets. Known as Contractors, these assassins and spies wield bizarre supernatural powers to carry out the dirty work of others. They thrive in the underworld, between rumor and reality, their loyalties always in question. One among these operatives is more mysterious than the rest – The masked killer BK201, the Black Reaper. His true identity and intentions remain unknown, but as his path weaves through the shadows and alleys of Tokyo, blood is spilled on both sides of the law. It’s a new age of confusion, and the rules of engagement have changed.

 

 

 

Be the first to see the Premium Edition design by signing up for our email list.

 

And don’t forget about Season 2! Coming soon to our Anime Classics line. Click here to order now.

 

 

Bepo Fans Rejoice! One Piece Season Seven Is On Its Way!

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The Straw Hats have set sail for Sabaody Archipelago and they’re about to run into a heap of trouble! We’re thrilled to announce that we have acquired the U.S. home video rights to Season Seven of the long-running action, adventure series. One Piece Season Seven is going to be a big one! Releasing in six installments and spanning episodes 385 – 456, Season Seven will include the following arcs:

 

- Sabaody Archipelago
- Amazon Lily
- Impel Down

 

More One Piece also means more English voice actors for some of the most beloved characters in the series! Stay tuned over the next few months as we unveil who’s been cast for fan favorites like Silvers Rayleigh, Eustass Kid, and, of course, Trafalgar Law.

 

The Straw Hats wrap up their adventures in Thriller Bark in Season Six, Voyage Four – releasing April 7. Be on the lookout for Season Seven shortly after. Coming your way Summer 2015.

 

Can’t get enough One Piece?! Be sure to catch new simulcast episodes every Saturday at 9:00pm EST on onepieceofficial.com and funimation.com/one-piece.

Assassination Classroom Cast Announcement

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Our Broadcast Dubs start this Wednesday, plus we’re launching our new Live Show–DubbleTalk (Click here for more information)! You’re probably curious about how your favorite characters from this season will sound in English; so, we’re rolling out cast announcements all this week! Take a look below at the English cast for the hugely popular Assassination Classroom.

 

series synopsis:

Forget about homework and pop quizzes. The students of Class 3E have a far more important assignment: kill their teacher before the end of the year! A tentacle-d sensei that moves at Mach 20 is out to conquer the classroom after destroying seventy percent of the moon. In addition to reading, writing, and arithmetic, the murderous monster behind the lectern will teach his students everything he knows about the assassination game. Should some eager beaver prove to be a quick study in killing, he or she will save Earth from extinction – and collect a hefty reward. But they’d better take some serious notes while class is in session because their slaughtering sensei has eight deadly tentacles just waiting to wreak havoc on humanity!

 

CHARACTER – ACTOR

 

a_classroom_key_0564Koro Sensei – Sonny Strait
Nagisa Shiota – Lindsay Seidel
Tadaomi Karasuma – Chris Ryan
Karma Akabane – Austin Tindle
Isogai – Jerry Jewell
Fuwa – Kristi Kang
Hayami – Jamie Marchi
Hinano – Kristen McGuire
Kaede – Monica Rial
Maehara – Chris Burnett
Mimura – Joel McDonald
Muramatsu – Eric Cherry
Nakamura – Apphia Yu
Okajima – Nick Haley
Okano – Didi Archilla
Sugaya – Kyle Phillips
Kanzaki – Leah Clark
Kimura – Jean Luc Hester
Kirara – Terri Doty
Meg – Morgan Garrett
Okuda – Felecia Angelle
Sugino – Clifford Chapin
Terasaka – Marcus Stimac
Toka – Michelle Rojas
Yoshida – Orion Pitts

 

CREW

 

ADR Director: Joel McDonald
Assistant ADR Director: Apphia Yu
ADR Engineer: Peter Hawkinson
Translators: Nora Stevens Heath, Clyde Mandelin
Script Writer: J. Michael Tatum

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A Certain Scientific Analysis, Index Movie Edition: What’s a Space Elevator, Anyway?

The all-new and long-awaited feature film for A Certain Magical Index is out tomorrow on Blu-ray/DVD Combo, and we’re taking a look at the science behind the anime in this movie, as part 3 of our “A Certain Scientific Analysis” series! In the movie, Toma teams up with Index, Misaka, and a ton of other fan-favorite characters to stop a mysterious plot revolving around Endymion, a space elevator that transports people into the heavens. But… as Index asks, what’s a space elevator anyway? Learn about them under the cut!

 

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February Subscriber Exclusives – Everything and The Kitchen Sink!

Hey subscribers, we have a HUGE month of streaming in store for you! Check out what’s hitting the FUNimation streaming service all throughout February  – exclusively for subscribers!

 

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Throughout February:  2 episodes added, each Tuesday!

 

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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FUNimation Quintuples Down on Broadcast Dubs – Offers New Primetime Block & Weekly Live Stream Show!

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Flower Mound, TX – (2/13/15) — Just three months after unveiling its Broadcast Dubs, FUNimation is expanding this initiative to include ten new shows for the Winter 2015 season, as well as a brand-new live stream talk show in partnership with ScrewAttack Entertainment.

 

Fans are taking notice as FUNimation drives the North American anime industry into the future with the new Broadcast Dubs and a new live stream project. “The overwhelmingly positive response to Broadcast Dubs and the performance of the first two series—PSYCHO-PASS 2 and Laughing Under the Clouds—made it clear that we’re on the right path. We realize that this is where the future is headed,” commented FUNimation’s founder and CEO, Gen Fukunaga.

 

“We’ve listened closely to our fans and have made changes in both our content offering and technical streaming experience. Broadcast Dubs, combined with our Sub Pass, tent pole titles, industry leading library, and technical improvements, have really accelerated subscription streaming growth. We’re committed to giving our fans more anime and more ways to watch.” said Mike DuBoise, EVP & Chief Operating Officer.

 

On Wednesday, February 18 at 8 p.m. Eastern / 7 p.m. Central, FUNimation will premiere its new two-hour primetime block of anime content, featuring the three hottest Broadcast Dub shows of the season and a new live discussion and recap show, DubbleTalk.

 

FUNimation’s best-known fan staffers, Justin Rojas and Lauren Moore, will join ScrewAttack’s Chad James and fans for episode recaps, fan questions and answers, special guest appearances, contests, and much more every Wednesday night on Funimation.com and on Twitch.tv.

 

“We really want to provide an outlet for our fans to come and talk with us about the shows they’re watching right now,” Justin Rojas explained.

 

The schedule for the Wednesday night block is as follows:

 

- 8:00 p.m. ET Assassination Classroom (Click here to watch!)
- 8:30 p.m. ET Death Parade (Click here to watch!)
- 9:00 p.m. ET Tokyo Ghoul √A (Click here to watch!)
- 9:30 p.m. ET DubbleTalk (Click here to watch!)

 

Click here for show information!

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New Release Tuesday – It’s Faetastic, eh?

lost girl bo season 5Any Lost Girl fans up in the Great White North? Well, we’ve got some faetastic news for you! Lost Girl Season 3 and 4 are now available in Canada! Rewatch your faevorite scenes! Can’t get enough of Zoie Palmer’s performance of the French chanteuse Flora Blooms? Need to rewatch that sizzling tango between Dyson, Hale and Kenzi? Be mesmerized as Kenzi and Vex bond over mascara, or re-watch the bodies hit the floor as Tamsin flexes her Valkyrie powers. Or take a trip down memory lane as BO heads back to her old hometown. Seasons 3 & 4 are packed with a range of guest appearances including George Takei, Linda Hamilton, Mia Kirshner and more!  Oh my!

 

Lost Girl Seasons 3 & 4 are now available on DVD and Blu-ray in Canada. Click here to order now!

 

And don’t forget about Season 2! Click here.

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Anime Out of Context – Unbreakable Machine Doll Contest

We love anime in all forms, but sometimes the best kind of anime when it’s Out of Context!

 

We’re challenging YOU to send us your favorite “out of context” moments from Unbreakable Machine Doll!  Send us the best, and you could win a gorgeous Yaya figure from Unbreakable Machine Doll along with a super sexy art book!

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Here’s how:

  • Watch episodes of Unbreakable Machine Doll, streaming here on FUNimation.com
  • Grab your favorite “out of context moment”
  • Add a hilarious caption and leave it in the comments of THIS Facebook post!

 

It’s that easy! The contest ends February 17th, so get your entries in now and you could be the proud owner of that Yaya figure when Unbreakable Machine Doll – The Complete Series releases on Blu-ray & DVD, March 3rd!

 

Click here to pre-order your copy, now!

 

 

[Click here for full contest rules]

Index – The Movie – Giveaway: Can Miracles and Science Get Along?

keyvisual_03.psdWe’re counting down the days to the Blu-ray/DVD release of A Certain Magical Index  The Movie – The Miracle of Endymion (you can buy it now!) and to celebrate this new feature film, we’ve got a contest to give away some great Index merchandise! Read below to see how you can win.

 

We’ve seen a lot of characters in the Raildex franchise who hate on science and all it stands for, but the Index Movie mixes it up a bit. This movie features a new character, the cool beauty Shutaura, who doesn’t believe in miracles and hates the very idea of them, due to some past trauma surrounding a spaceplane crash event known as The Miracle of the Eighty-Eight. (We won’t spoil any of the plot, so watch the movie to see what happens!) In a techno-metropolis like Academy City, the idea of a miracle seems a little out of place, after all.

 

 

So we’re asking you to answer a question: Is the idea of a miracle incompatible with science? 

 

We’ve asked your opinions on magic vs science before, but we’re curious what you think about Index Movie’s keyword “miracle.” Is something as unscientific-sounding as a miracle utterly at odds with our modern world? Does the existence and development of life and the universe, in the face of the laws of entropy, qualify as miraculous? Let us know what you think.
*Remember! Please remain respectful of other opinions and viewpoints. We’re all here to have a healthy, happy discussion! 

 

Here are three ways you can enter:
  • Respond to this blog entry with your answer
  • Post your answer on the official Facebook thread (Click here!)
  • Tweet your question on Twitter with the hashtag #IndexMovie

 

One winner will receive a huge A Certain Magical Index prize pack full of merch, including:
  • Imagine Breaker T-shirt (medium)
  • Index iPhone 5 case
  • A Certain Magical Index lunchbox
  • A Certain Magical Index pillow
  • A Certain Magical Index binder
  • A Certain Magical Index large notebook
  • Kaori Kanzaki and Index stickers
  • Toma cell phone charm
  • Index and Toma magnet
  • A Certain Magical Index postcard

 

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Send in your answers by February 16 to get your shot at winning the prize! And don’t forget to order the Index Movie— check out the trailer below:

 

 

[Click here for full contest rules]