Fall Broadcast Dub English Cast Announcement – Shomin Sample!

Shomin Sample KeyartThe Fall 2015 Season of Broadcast Dubs is almost here! Up first is the English Dub of Shomin Sample which premieres on Wednesday, November 11th at 10:30am ET! We have your first look at the English cast for the series down below.

 

Summary: Kimito Kagurazaka is a extraordinarily average. Average grades, average abilities, average looks, average love life (nonexistent). That is, until one day he’s abducted by a mysterious organization and forced to enroll a super secret, super elite academy for the richest, classiest, elitest of the elite young ladies. Turns out Kimito has been chosen as a “commoner sample” to better help the isolated and naïve girls cope with entering into normal society. But there’s a catch—Kimito isn’t allowed to show any romantic or sexual interest in the girls, lest he face gruesome repercussions. Can this commoner enter the secret world of high society?

 

 

CAST
KIMITO KAGURAZAKA  Dallas Reid
AIKA TENKŪBASHI  Sarah Wiedenheft
REIKO ARISUGAWA  Mikeala Krantz
MIYUKI KUJŌ  Mallorie Rodak
ERI HANAE  Jād Saxton
MAYA MIBU  Alexis Tipton
MIZUHO SUEHIRO  Megan Shipman
SAYURI KIMACHI (SCHOOL PRESIDENT)  Heather Walker
KAE TŌJŌ  Felecia Angelle
SUMIRE KIRYŪ  Dawn M. Bennett
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CREW
ADR Director  Aaron Dismuke
ADR Engineer  Zach Davis
Lead Writer  Samuel Wooley

Meow! Five Fabulous Felines to Celebrate National Cat Day

What a purrfect day it is for cat fanciers everywhere as it’s time to celebrate the annual National Cat Day! We wanted to share a few of our favorite feline friends from the FUNimation family, but that doesn’t mean we covered every cute kitty out there. Let us know what your favorite anime cat is below in the comments or share your personal picks with us on Twitter or Facebook!

Series: Soul Eater
Blair

The magical feline from Soul Eater is known to have a trick or two up her sleeve, weaving her spells to help Maka and Soul wherever she can. But Blair has a fun side, too, and isn’t afraid to show off a little fur every now and then. Usually cats despise the notion of taking a bath, but this feisty kitty loves to splash around in the tub while in her human form from time to time. A little fan service never hurt, right?

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Blair from Soul Eater

 

 

Series: Cat Planet Cuties
Eris

Not all cats hail from Earth, you know. Eris initially needs time to convince Kio and his friends that she hails from a distant world called Catia (obviously), but her use of advanced technology clearly put such doubts to rest. Much like any cat and their owner, Eris develops a strong emotional bond with Kio, whom she eventually selects to be her mate. Things get a little out of hand after she entered her first heat, but Eris’ passion eventually subsides, allowing her to resume her normal duties as the playful ambassador of Catia.

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Eris from Cat Planet Cuties

 

Series: Fairy Tail
Happy

The loyal feline companion of the guild, Happy constantly showcases his resolve despite his relatively small stature. True to the stereotype, Happy isn’t a fan of dogs and absolutely can’t refuse fish for a meal. While he usually displays an upbeat demeanor, Happy is known to show off a darker side every now and then, especially when it comes to the use of the magical arts. Though it’s not all toil and trouble — when Happy conjures up a bit of magic we get to see those adorable wings of his in action!

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Happy from Fairy Tail

 

Series: Dragon Ball Z
Beerus

First introduced to us in Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, Beerus serves as the destroyer within the seventh universe and seeks out a confrontation with Goku. Despite being able to obliterate planets with ease, Beerus does live up to the expectations of a cat — he enjoys sleeping for long periods of time, grooming himself, and feasting on gourmet fish. Beerus can also get upset very easily at the most mundane offenses, yet at other times he exhibits well-mannered nature that makes you wonder if he’s really a villain at all. He’s just your ordinary, every day feline deity who might just blow up Earth if the sushi isn’t to his liking. Talk about a picky eater.

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Beerus from Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods

 

Series: Fruits Basket
Kyo Sohma

Fiercely competitive and territorial, Kyo Sohma is your average, ordinary, everyday human cursed by the spirit of the cat of the zodiac. The orange haired boy seems normal enough, but when hugged by anyone of the opposite gender, including his first encounter with Tohru, Kyo immediately transforms into a cute an adorable little cat. And it’s not just a physical likeness, either — even when in human form, Kyo dislikes water, gets lazy when it’s raining, drinks a lot of milk, and becomes easily frightened by sudden, loud noises. He also shares an intense rivalry with Yuki, who represents the rat from the Chinese Zodiac, who according to legends tricked the cat out of its spot on the zodiac.

 

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Kyo Sohma from Fruits Basket

 

Scary Good Times at Comikaze and Youmacon

Boo! This Halloween weekend, FUNimation will be bringing the fun and the fright with amazing deals and panels! We’ll be at two conventions: Stan Lee’ s Comikaze Expo in Los Angeles and Youmacon in Detroit.

 

Panels

 

FUNimation Peep Show (18+) | Friday, October 30th | 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Location: 502A

Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW! Watch jiggly clips and trailers from some of the hottest FUNimation titles. Don’t forget to bring tissues, you know, for the nose bleeds. Audience participation encouraged by tweeting using the hashtag #FUNimationPeepShow. You could even win some naughty prizes. 18+, bring your IDs!

 

 

FUNimation Industry Panel | Saturday, October 31st | 10:00am – 11:00am | Location: 511ABC

From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news, info, and announcements from North America’s largest anime distributor—FUNimation. 

 

 

FUNimation Favorites | Sunday, November 1st | 11:00am – 11:30am | Location: 513

FUNimation takes a look at some of our personal favorites from current anime and past classics. What’s your FUNimation favorite? Share it with us using the hashtag #FUNimationFave!

 

 

 

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Stop by and get your hands on some great anime deals, plus:

  • Get a free FUNimation lanyard with every purchase!
  • With a $75+ purchase, you can enter a lucky draw for 1 of 18 FUNimation-exclusive pins!
    • Earn more lucky draws at $125 purchases and $200 purchases!
  • Free collectible bag with every purchase!

 

 

 

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Panels

 

FUNimation Industry Panel | Friday, October 3oth | 4:30pm – 6:30pm | Location: Panel Room E- Grand Ballroom A (Cobo Hall)

From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news, info, and announcements from North America’s largest anime distributor—FUNimation. 

 

 

FUNimation Favorites | Saturday, October 31st | 5:00pm – 7:00pm | Location: Panel Room F- 250 (Cobo Hall)

FUNimation takes a look at some of our personal favorites from current anime and past classics. What’s your FUNimation favorite? Share it with us using the hashtag #FUNimationFave!

 

 

 

FUNimation Booth

 

Stop by and get your hands on some great anime deals, plus:

  • Get a free FUNimation lanyard with every purchase!
  • With a $75+ purchase, you can enter a lucky draw for 1 of 18 FUNimation-exclusive pins!
    • Earn more lucky draws at $125 purchases and $200 purchases!
  • Free collectible bag with every purchase!

 

 

 

Special Trick or Treat Event – Find Goku!

 

Throughout the weekend, numerous Super Sayian God Goku Funko Pop dolls will be hidden around the convention centers in both Comikaze and Youmacon!

 

Take a selfie where you find one, Post to Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #DBZhalloween, then bring him back to the FUNimation Booth to receive a special prize!!!!

 

 

 

English Dub Premiere

 

 

Danganronpa: The Animation will premiere at both cons including Oni-Con in Galveston!

 

Youmacon | Friday, October 30th | 7:00pm – 9:00pm | Panel Room G-251
 
Oni-Con | Saturday, October 31st | 3:00pm – 5:00pm | Panel Room 1 (Grand Ballroom C)
 
Comikaze | Check schedule for details!
 

 

 

Synopsis:

Hope’s Peak Academy is an exclusive private school that only accepts the best of the best. Graduates of this elite – yet enigmatic – institution have the world at their fingertips, but getting a cap and gown is easier said than done. The hallowed halls are ruled by the sadistic administrator Monokuma, who declares that the only way to pass the class is by sending a fellow student home in a body bag.

If you can get away with murder, you’ll get your diploma. But if you’re caught red handed, you’ll find yourself on the receiving end of a deadly detention slip!

When your principal is psychotic and your finals are fatal, high school goes from being the best years of your life – to your last.

 

 

 

 

Announcing: Full Fall Broadcast Dub & DubbleTalk Line-Up!

You have waited patiently and now the full Fall Broadcast Dub list is here! This season is bound to be full of excitement with a diverse Broadcast Dub list and DubbleTalk line-up! Stay tuned in the coming weeks for cast announcements and for English Dub sneak peeks!

Just a reminder, Broadcast Dubs are only available to FUNimation All-AccessPass subscribers! If you’re currently not a subscriber, you can start your 14-day free trial right now!

 

 

Dance with Devils KeyartDance With Devils

Wednesdays @ 12:00pm ET – premiering November 11th!

 

Synopsis:

From Rejet, the original creator of Diabolik Lovers, and Brain’s Base, the studio behind Princess Jellyfish, comes a devilish tale of high school seduction. Second-year student Ritsuka Tachibana has the perfect school-to-life balance, but all of that’s thrown into chaos when she discovers that several of her handsome male classmates are actually demons in disguise.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wednesdays @ 11:30am ET – premiering November 11th!

 

Synopsis:

Kimito Kagurazaka is a extraordinarily average. Average grades, average abilities, average looks, average love life (nonexistent). That is, until one day he’s abducted by a mysterious organization and forced to enroll a super secret, super elite academy for the richest, classiest, elitest of the elite young ladies. Turns out Kimito has been chosen as a “commoner sample” to better help the isolated and naïve girls cope with entering into normal society. But there’s a catch—Kimito isn’t allowed to show any romantic or sexual interest in the girls, lest he face gruesome repercussions. Can this commoner enter the secret world of high society?

 

 

 

Heavy Object KeyartHeavy Object

Fridays @ 12:30pm ET – premiering November 13th!

 

Synopsis:

In the future, warfare has been revolutionized by the invention of mechanical weapons called “Objects.” These Objects are overwhelmingly powerful, rendering traditional weapons like guns, tanks and fighter jets completely useless. Qwenthur is an un-athletic, but smart soldier who aims to work as an Object mechanic. Stationed at an Alaskan Object base, he meets Milinda, a stoic but beautiful Elite Soldier who pilots her own Object. As they learn to support each other in battle, Qwenthur begins to uncover the grim secret behind the Heavy Objects.

 

 

 

 

 

DubbleTalk Season 4 Line-Up

Want to dive deeper into Broadcast Dubs this Fall? Starting November 11, you can join us every Wednesday for Season 4 of the DubbleTalk anime block and live show!

Join 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.

 

 

Attack on Titan: Junior Highキービジュアル(ロゴ入り)

Wednesdays @ 8:00pm ET – premiering November 11th on the DubbleTalk Block!

 

Synopsis:

Your favorite characters from Attack on Titan are back in…junior high school? Adapted from the hit spinoff manga series – Attack on Titan: Junior High (written by Saki Nakagawa), this parody reimagines Eren, Mikasa, Armin, and other characters from the original manga as students and teachers at Titan Junior High School.

 

 

 

 

 

Seraph S1P2 KeyartSeraph of the End: Vampire Reign Season 1 Part 2

Wednesdays @ 8:30pm ET – premiering November 11th on the DubbleTalk Block!

 

Synopsis:

After the Shinjuku Battle, Yuichiro reunites with Mikaela only to discover he’s been turned into a vampire. To save what’s left of his family and protect his new friends, Yuichiro desperately tries to find a way to return vampires to their human forms. His search becomes a race against time when Kureto reveals to Guren that in one month, the main unit of the vampire army will start attacking Tokyo. There’s no time to waste, the real fight is about to begin!

 

 

 

 

 

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Wednesdays @ 9:00pm ET – premiering November 11th on the DubbleTalk Block!

 

Synopsis:

Yato is back! This minor god makes a major return in season 2 of Noragami Aragoto. And this time, an enemy is hot on his heels. Bishamon, the god of combat has an army of shinki and a death wish for Yato due to their dark past. When Yukine befriends one of Bishamon’s shinki, it sets in motion a series of events that re-ignites Bishamon’s beef with Yato and forces him to question his relationship with Hiyori. Will the two gods come to an understanding, or will this feud end in a fight?

 

 

 

Will You Survive the DANGANRONPA DEATH GAME?

DANGAN_KEY01_CWelcome to the Danganronpa Death Game! Heh heh heh heh! Danganronpa: The Animation will be available on home video 11/10/15 and now is your chance to see how long you would last in a survival game!

 

Here’s how it works: we’ve presented 4 dangerous scenarios for you to navigate. But deliberate carefully…the responses you choose will either lead to the next round or PUNISHMENT TIME! There are 4 scenarios total, each containing 4 answers to choose from with a survival percentage of WHO KNOWS?!? I can’t wait to see who ends up riding the motorcycle from Hell! Heh heh heh heh!

 

Leave your answers for all 4 scenarios on THIS Facebook post by 11:59pm CST tonight, then watch your fate be decided as we release the outcomes of each one throughout the week!

 

Question 1  Question 2

Question 3  Question 4

 

Here are the dates that the results will be revealed:

10/28 – Scenario 1 Results

10/29 – Scenario 2 Results

10/30 – Scenario 3 Results

10/31 – Scenario 4 Results

 

You probably won’t make it to the final round but either way… Let’s have a killer time!

 

How to Host a Titan Party

Ain’t no party like an Attack on Titan Party, cause an Attack on Titan party is… terrifying.  Want to celebrate Halloween in horrifying style? We’re here to help you host your very own Titan Party:

 

Party Graphic revised

 

 

Don’t forget, tonight is your LAST CHANCE to catch

Attack on Titan The Movie – Part 2 in theaters!

 

Head to AttackOnTitanTheMovie.com to get tickets now!

 

FUNimation Acquires Rights to Prison School Live-Action Drama

FUNimation is thrilled to announce that we have acquired streaming rights to the live-action drama your heart both fears and desires, Prison School.   Episodes 1 & 2  of this new series based on the hit manga and anime will launch on FUNimation’s streaming service at 12:11pm ET / 11:11am CT on November 3 with new episodes subsequently launching Tuesdays at 10:11am CT.

 

Check out the synopsis and preview below, then prepare yourself for everything that the Underground Student Council has in store!

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Synopsis

It’s crude, lewd, and shocking, and now it’s live action! Fresh off the heels of the super-successful anime, Prison School Live Action is a refreshing new take on the scandalous hit manga.

 

There are five new male students at Hachimitsu Private Academy, the prestigious formerly all-girl’s prep school, and when the boys are caught peeping, things take a turn for the perverted! Now, the boys are stuck in the school’s on campus prison run by the beautiful and ruthless Underground Student Council, and they’ll have to scheme, flirt, and cheat their way out!

 

 

Want to win a two week, anime-themed TRIP TO JAPAN?

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Got a bad case of wanderlust? Do you have an itch to watch the latest episode of Nerdist News AND see some brand new footage from Attack on Titan The Movie – Part 2? If so, you could be the lucky winner of the colossal Nerdist News Trip to Japan! And you don’t have to fend off a legion of titans to do it, either! All you have to do is check out this week’s episode of Nerdist News below then  head here for details on the contest and to submit your entry!

 

Once you’ve entered, you’ll be in the running for a shot at PacSet’s “FanFest” tour 2016, which includes:

  • Round trip airfare from Los Angeles to Tokyo
  • 12-day tour with a professional bilingual guide
  • Hotel accommodations – 6 nights in Tokyo, 3 nights in Osaka/Kansai, and 2 nights in Kaga Onsen/Kanazawa
      • Accommodations are shared unless the winner chooses to upgrade to a single room
  •  All transportation within Japan
  • Admission to main trip sites such as anime fan mecca Akihabara, the Studio Ghibli museum, the famed Fushimi Inari shrine, an onsen/hot spring, and others
      • There are optional add-ons that the winner may upgrade to if they prefer
  • Trip includes stops in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, Himeji, Kanazawa, Yokohama, and more!

 

Hurry! Contest ends on 10/26 and Nerdist will announce a winner on 10/27! And head to AttackonTitantheMovie.com for theater locations and tickets!

 

 

Time To Celebrate – Back To The Future Day

October 21st is Back To The Future Day! Welcome to the future! Wait, where are the hoverboards and pizza hydrators? At least we have smartphones, electric cars, and of course time-traveling anime! In celebration of this special day, we’re going to showcase some of our favorite anime with time-traveling themes.

 

 

Steins;Gate

DeLorean Mail
 

What list about anime and time traveling would be complete without Steins;Gate, a series all about time travel? From government agencies/conspiracies to Akihabara maid cafes to “DeLorean Mail” (D-Mail), this series is one that will make you laugh, cry, and swoon with its amazing take on time travel.  And to think it all starts from a weirdly microwaved banana… Just watch it!

 

 

 

 

Noein

Infinite Worlds and Infinite Possibilities

 

What do you get when you have two different dimensions in the future that need a key person from the past to make their reality come true, so they send back warrior representatives to get that person? Anime Terminator? No! You get a thrilling race against time and multiple dimensions known as Noein!

 

 

 

Buddy Complex

It Takes A Boy From The Past, To Save The Future
 

Aoba is your typical, everyday type of high schooler. That is until he is chased down by mech suits and taken to the future. It’s your typical, everyday type of growing up story that involves intense giant robot wars, wormholes to future, and interstellar battles.

 

 

 

Dragon Ball Z

The Androids Are Coming! The Androids Are Coming!
 

Most of Dragon Ball Z doesn’t involve time travel (although it has space travel and travel between dimensions); however, one of its most famous characters, Trunks, comes from the future to the past to prevent a world-devastating catastrophe. By stealing his mother’s time machine, this purple-haired, sword-wielding Super Saiyan makes it to past and alters the timeline permanently.

 

 

 

 

Share with us your favorite time-traveling anime scenarios! As always, you can be sure to watch all these wonderful shows on FUNimation.com!

 

Hometown Glory: Time for Dallas Comic Con Fan Days!

logo-transIt’s another convention weekend for the FUNimation crew, and this time we’re staying in our own backyard! Dallas Comic Con Fan Days is kicking off in Irving, TX this weekend and we’ll have an awesome booth set-up waiting for you!

 

Stop by Booth #121 this weekend for:

  • Great deals on new and classic anime titles
  • Free lanyard and collectible bag with every purchase
  • Free phone charms and sunglasses when you sign up for the FUNimation email

 

See you there!