FUNimation’s 2014 Spring Season

 

It’s time for our final announcement!  We’ve already announced:

 

PUCHIM@S 2
selector infected WIXOSS
Daimidaler
Fairy Tail
Dragonar Academy
Ping Pong
Soul Eater Not!
and Riddle Story of Devil

 

…in addition to the continuing episodes of One Piece this season.  We’re pleased to announce that Date A Live II will be joining our spring season! We don’t have a confirmed date and time yet, but we’ll let you know as soon as we do. Check out the synopsis for season two!

 

synopsis:
Gear up for a thrilling second season of the smash hit anime Date a Live! This epic new chapter picks up where last season ended and introduces some titillating new developments – like a stunning set of twin Sirens! Don’t miss this chance for a second date with your favorite space babes or their adorable hijinks could wreak havoc on planet Earth! Fans are sure to flip for this irresistible offering from the studio behind Cat Planet Cuties.

 

While you’re waiting for new episodes, be sure to check out Date A Live season one! The BD/DVD Combo releases on June 10th. Click here to pre-order.

 

 

 

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Karneval English Cast Announcement

Happy April Fools’ Day! So, what do you think of on April Fools’ Day? Clowns (ok, maybe not, but just go with it). And, where can you typically find clowns? At the circus!

 

So, here’s a cast announcement for a show with one of the most, um, unique circuses around–Karneval!

 

CHARACTER – ACTOR

GAREKI Greg Ayres
NAI Sean Michael Teague
YOGI Christopher Bevins
TSUKUMO Jād Saxton
HIRATO Ian Sinclair
TSUKITACHI J. Michael Tatum
KAROKU Vic Mignogna
AKARI David Matranga
IVA Jessica Cavanagh
JIKI Aaron Dismuke
KIICHI Alison Viktorin
AZANA Jerry Jewell
ELESKA Tia Ballard
URO Brandon Potter
PALNEDO R Bruce Elliott
KIHARU Jason Liebrecht
KAGIRI Tyson Rinehart
MINÉ Anastasia Muñoz

 

 CREW

ADR Director – Christopher Bevins
ADR Engineer – Kevin Leasure

 

series synopsis:
Armed with only an abandoned bracelet as a clue, Nai searches for someone dear to him. After a run in with a pick-pocket named Gareki, the two find themselves involved in a government set-up that leaves them wanted criminals. Desperate and on-the-run, Nai and Gareki turn to the country’s most powerful defense organization – “Circus” – for help.

 

The series is available on BD/DVD on June 10, click here to pre-order. Now check out the English dub trailer!

 

 

FUNimation at Anime Detour!

 

 

We had so much fun in Boston, we are heading north again next weekend to go to Anime Detour in Bloomington, Minnesota!

 

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting the following English Dub premieres!

 

Saturday, April 5 at 1:15 PM – Space Battleship Yamato

Saturday, April 5 at 3:30 PM – Karneval

 

We do not have any panels currently scheduled, but we will be at the booth all weekend if you have any questions! When you are at the booth, make sure and check out our awesome gift-with-purchase selection.

 

Here is just a taste of what you can expect:

 

One Piece Collection 9 two weeks before street date!

 

To celebrate this special release, we are bringing along a ton of Japanese exclusive gifts that you will receive when you buy multiple One Piece titles at the booth!

 

- Purchase any 2 One Piece titles and you will receive a Japanese gashapon toy
- Purchase any 3 One Piece titles and you will receive a gashapon toy and a imported CD case

 

Supplies are limited to what we have on hand, so in order to make sure you get your favorite character you need to stop by early!

 

In other booth news, we will be bringing along the super popular Lucky Draw promotion!

 

- Spend $75 at the booth and draw for a chance at our basic tier of awesome goodies.
- Spend $125 at the booth and draw from both the basic tier, and an additional drawing from our middle tier of goodies!
- Spend $200 at the booth and you will get the chance to draw from all three tiers of lucky draw items.

 

We can’t wait to see you!

Free Digital Wallpaper for Haganai NEXT

We’ve got some lovely Haganai NEXT desktop wallpapers for you, and they’re FREE to download! Just a little gift from us to you to celebrate the upcoming release of Season Two on BD/DVD Combo.

 

Check them all out by clicking this link.

 

series synopsis:

Yozora, Sena, and their misfit band of sorta-friends return in Haganai NEXT! The members of the Neighbors Club are still trying to figure out what friendship really means – even as their bonds are tested and relationships begin to change.

 

To order your copy of Haganai NEXT, available on May 13, click here!

 

And now for the trailer!

 

 

Wallpapers for download:

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New Release Tuesday: Wizards, Zombies, and Robots

Happy New Release Tuesday! Today, we’ve got Wizards, Zombies, and Robots–oh my! So, let’s get started. First up, Fairy Tail Part 9 is now available on BD/DVD Combo.

 

series synopsis:

The most powerful wizards in Fairy Tail travel to a remote island rich in magic—and history. There, they compete against one another to see who among them deserves to be given the title of “S-Class.” But where these wizards go, chaos is sure to follow. Their trials are interrupted when the most powerful of the dark guilds—Grimoire Heart—shows up in search of a legendary wielder of black magic. Once they find him, they’ll use his skills to bring death to every corner of the world.

As magic forces converge on the island, one of Fairy Tail’s former masters makes an unexpected appearance. If the guild is going to stop Grimoire Heart’s devious plans, they’ll first have to face their own past.

 

Click here to get your copy today!

 

Be sure to check out our Fairy Tail S-Class Showdown and vote for your favorites to make it to the next round. You could win prizes!

 

 

 

Next up, we’ve got some undead fun for you as Is This a Zombie? joins our Anime Classics line! Get Season One, now available on Blu-ray/DVD Combo.

 
series synopsis:

Some guys have no luck; he’s got no pulse. That’s life for poor unfortunate, undead Ayumu. First, he was murdered by a serial killer. Total bummer. Then he was resurrected as a zombie by a cute little Necromancer. That seemed pretty cool until she moved into his house, refused to speak, and forced his rotting carcass to do all the cooking. After that, a magical girl in a pretty pink dress used her matching chainsaw to chop his corpse in half. Luckily, the Necromancer’s powers of resurrection trumped those of the chainsaw chick, so instead of dying (again), Ayumu became the world’s first magical girl zombie. There’s also a voluptuous vampire ninja who thinks zombie boy’s a pervert – and a hideous crayfish demon who wants to devour him. Confused? All you gotta know is this: zombies, frilly dresses, demons, and moe chainsaws. Pink. It’s the new dead.

 

Click here to buy Is This A Zombie? on BD/DVD Combo.

 

And last, but not least, we’ve got Robotics;Notes Part Two on BD/DVD Combo. Pick up the thrilling conclusion and complete your series collection today! Plus, the box art has Frau! Click here.

 

series synopsis:

 

Kaito, Akiho, and the rest of the Robot Research Club have finally completed their dream of building a giant robot, only to discover they’ve still got a ton of work to do. As they draw up plans for a new model, strange things start happening around them. A robot uprising wreaks havoc in Tokyo, a network-based AI crosses over into the real world, and the Kimijima reports foretell of an impending apocalypse.

 

So, which of these has caught your interest?

 

 

Man at Arms Makes Tsubaki!

Complete Series
on Blu-ray

Our friends over at The Sword and the Stone just launched another episode of Man at Arms on their AWE me YouTube channel. The Burbank-based blacksmith shop famous for weapons featured in movies such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Lord of the Rings, and Blade created Edward Elric’s dragon spear in a previous episode. This time they’ve delved into the world of Soul Eater by making Tsubaki! Sorry guys, they couldn’t make her human form without breaking some cloning laws so you’ll have to settle with her chain scythe form. You can catch the full episode on their channel, but, thanks to Assistant Blacksmith Bryan Forrest, we got some exclusive behind-the-scenes footage just for our FUNimation viewers.  ;)

 

Be sure to watch until the end for an epic battle cry from Master Blacksmith Tony Swatton.

 

Haven’t seen Soul Eater? Watch the complete series in HD when you’re a FUNimation.com Elite Video Subscriber. Start your 14-day Free Trial today!

Introducing the Voice of Eren Jaeger in Attack on Titan

Our Attack on Titan Dub Premiere at Anime Boston is underway, but we wanted to break away for a special message from the voice of Eren Jaeger…

 

 

Bryce Papenbrook will be voicing the role of Eren Jaeger in the Attack on Titan English dub. Fans may recognize Bryce’s voice as Rin Okumura from “Blue Exorcist” and Kirito from “Sword Art Online” in addition to his numerous video game roles.

 

We’re excited to have Bryce join the amazing Attack on Titan cast! Click here to check out the rest of the cast list.

 

Attack on Titan releases on Blu-ray & DVD on June 3rd, 2014. Click here to pre-order your copy now. Don’t forget to check out the Collector’s Edition, exclusive to the FUNimation Shop!

 

Click here to check out more Attack on Titan dub clips!

Announcements at Anime Boston

Flower Mound, TX (March 22, 2014) – FUNimation Entertainment announced today at their Anime Boston Industry Panel that they have acquired the home video rights to A Certain Scientific Railgun S. The series will release on DVD in two parts this summer.

 

series synopsis:

 

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.

 

Click here for more information about A Certain Scientific Railgun.

 
FUNimation also announced the English cast for the anime series–Red Data Girl.
See below for the cast list:


CHARACTER ACTOR
Izumiko Suzuhara Bryn Apprill
Miyuki Sagara Micah Solusod
Hime-gami Caitlin Glass
Manatsu Souda Joel McDonald
Mayura Souda Kristi Kang
Masumi Souda Chris Burnett
Satoru Wamiya Ryan Reynolds
Yukimasa Sagara David Matranga
Ichijou Takayanagi Clifford Chapin
Ricardo Dave Trosko
Hodaka Murakami Jason Liebrecht
Jean Honoka Kisaragi Leah Clark

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It’s Gen’s Birthday – Buy Yourself a Present!

This weekend, we’re celebrating FUNimation CEO and Founder Gen Fukunaga’s birthday—by offering FUNimation fans deals on titles that are near and dear to Gen’s heart!

 


The one, the only: Buy Dragon Ball Z Seasons 1, 2, and 3 on Blu-ray, get your pre-order of Season 4 FREE. Add Seasons 1 through 3 to cart. USE PROMO CODE “BIRTHDAYDBZ” to automatically add Season 4 for free. (DO NOT manually add Season 4 to cart )

 

USE PROMO CODE “BIRTHDAYDBZ
to add Season 4 for free.
Season 1 Season 2 Season 3

 


 

Dive into One Piece: buy Collections 1, 2, 3, and 4 for $99.96 (less than $1 per episode!).

USE PROMO CODE “BIRTHDAYOP

 

Collection 1 Collection 2 Collection 3 Collection 4

 


 

Join the Fairy Tail guild: Collections One and Two are each an extra 10% off. Buy either or both! No promo code necessary.

 

Collection 1 Collection 2

 

Sale ends Sunday, March 23, 2014 @ 11:59pm CT.

Ben-To English Dubbed Episodes Available May 27th

FUNimation has acquired the home video rights to the Ben-To anime! The series will release in Summer 2014. The final English-subtitled episodes of the series were released for subscribers this week. Subscribers will be able to watch the first two dubbed episodes via the site on May 27th. Check FUNimation.com/EVSSchedule for dates.

 

synopsis:

Every day an epic struggle rages in grocery stores across Japan—the battle for half-priced bento boxes! Once the discount stickers go on, ravenous brawlers start throwing punches in a knockdown, drag-out war over who gets to take home the cheap eats. When a young, broke high school student named Sato joins the Half-Priced Food Lovers Club, he proves to be a rising talent in the world of insane food fights. But does he have what it takes to become the king of clearance cuisine? From the director of Black Cat comes a very different type of hunger games. Welcome to the world of Ben-To, where chopsticks are lethal weapons, the supermarket is a battleground, and there’s nothing more delicious than a deep-fried win.

 

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