Code Geass is Returning to Home Video!

Political intrigue and jaw-dropping plot twists. Flamboyant fashion and insane evil laughs. Pretty girls, pretty boys, jibun wo… and of course, giant rollerskating robots.

 

Hot off the news from their Anime Expo panel, we had the honor of having our friends at Sunrise (the anime studio behind the Gundam series, Cowboy Bebop, and Tiger & Bunny) announce the release for a very special show that we know many of you have been waiting a long time for:

 

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion and Code Geass R2 are returning to home video, with their first release on Blu-ray in North America, on October 4, 2016! Pre-orders will go up on funimation.com in just under 2 weeks on July 15.

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Special Worldwide Sneak Peek – English Dub Premiere of Tales of Zestiria the X, Only at Anime Expo!

Tales-of-Zestiria-the-X-KEY-ARTIf you’re at Anime Expo this weekend, we have a very specially premiere event, nearly unprecedented for any convention screening, that you won’t want to miss!

 

An exclusive sneak peek at the English dub for Tales of Zestiria the X, episode one — only at Anime Expo!

Based on the hit Japanese RPG, this premiere comes not only before the broadcast dub launches on FunimationNow later this summer, but it also comes before the first episode has even aired in Japan. Be one of the first people in the WORLD to watch the highly anticipated new anime!

 

 

Tales of Zestiria Panel, Screening and Guest Talk
Saturday, July 2 at 1:30 PM
Video 1 – Platinum Ballroom at the JW Marriott

 

The panel is presented with a guest talk as well, so be sure to stick around. The Tales of Zestiria the X anime comes to you from Ufotable, the studio behind such action-packed fantasy anime as Fate/Zero, Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works, and God Eater, so you know the series will look awesome!

This dub premiere episode is a preliminary version created exclusively for this Anime Expo premiere, and some of the performances and casting will be changed for the final dub version. Look out for news about the official dub cast and the broadcast dub premiere date in the coming weeks, and be sure to watch the rest of the series when it comes out at funimation.com/talesofzestiria!

 

D.Gray-man – Announcement on Remaining Episodes

We’ve got some exciting news!  After our announcement of D.Gray-man HALLOW last week, many of you have been wondering about the episodes that are not available from Funimation.  Currently episodes 1-51 are available on home video and are streaming on FunimationNow but not episodes 52-103, which are the episodes that lead up to HALLOW.  Well, we wanted to let you know that we have now acquired those remaining episodes (52-103) of D.Gray-man!

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Contest Winners for Funimation’s Top 10 Moments in Fullmetal Alchemist (2003)

***Spoiler Alert! Turn back now if you don’t want Fullmetal Alchemist Spoilers!***

 

Last week, we shared our favorite Top 10 Moments in Fullmetal Alchemist. We asked you to respond with your own personal favorites to help us say goodbye to one of the most beloved anime of all time.

After reading through many excellent entries, we are happy to announce that Reuben is the winner with his emotional recollection of how even the smaller, quieter moments in the show can be just as impactful as the action filled ones.

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Life and Anime 10 Years Ago

Written by one of Funimation’s Brand Managers, Jennifu

 

Ready to feel old? This year, we’re kicking off a lot of new 10-year anniversary editions of some really iconic anime, including the just-released The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and the just-announced Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya collector’s editions.—and more 10th anniversary editions are on the way! To mark these, here’s a rundown of what life was like in 2006—a great year for anime!

 

In anime:

We can’t stress enough that 2006 was A REALLY GOOD YEAR for anime. 2006 is considered the height of the anime “bubble” in both Japan and the US with a record high (at the time) number of new anime series being created, before the industry took a decline.

 

Tons of series that still impact us today were born this year:

Ouran High School Host Club and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya both debuted in spring for a season of double Haruhis. Everyone’s learning the Hare Hare Yukai.

 

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Conventions 2016 – Going Big at Anime Expo 2016

We’re heading to Anime Expo, the largest North American anime convention at the Los Angeles Convention Center, on July 1st-4th and we’re bringing heroes, singers, parties, and big announcements! We’re bringing a bunch of Funimation staff for this one, including Justin, Lauren, Tara, and Godswill, and you can be sure that we’ll have a full schedule that you can check out below:

 

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Anime Expo 2016 July 1st-4th

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Summer 2016 Simulcasts – Find the one for you!

It’s the first week of summer and we are so excited to begin unveiling this season’s new shows! We’ve got our first round of announcements to share with you today and, but stay tuned for more updates coming soon! Our Summer 2016 Season offers each fan the opportunity to “find the ONE for you.” From the one with the final boss, to the one with the school idols, (and even the one with the cat vampire!) we’ve got something for every anime fan this season!

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Without further ado, here’s the first round of shows premiering on July 2, across US, Canada, UK and Ireland territories (unless otherwise noted)!

 

UPDATE: new additions below!

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Anime Expo Parties!

Funimation, along with some partners, will be throwing some big parties at the biggest anime convention in North America, Anime Expo. Not just one, but TWO big parties through the weekend- one on Friday AND one on Saturday! See below for the details.

 

Friday Party:

 

AKA! Sponsored by Funimation

 

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Aka will be hosted by voice actor Kyle Hebert (Dragon Ball Z, Gurren Lagann, Wreck-it Ralph!) and comedienne Dani Fernandez (Playboy TV, MTV, VH1). Shower in an explosion of entertainment – ONE NIGHT ONLY!

 

Aka includes a stage show from 9pm to 11pm consisting of comedy, burlesque, audience participation, and floor prizes. From 11:00 to 1:30, Attack the Music luminaries Mitomoyo, Voia, and Raif will play live!

 

Also every ticket holder at Aka will have a free month of FunimationNow included!

 

AKA! tickets at The Novo by Microsoft in Los Angeles. Doors open at 8:30!

Must be 18+ to attend. To attend, buy your tickets here: http://funi.to/28Mcl6G.

 

 

Saturday Party:

 

Sonicboombox presents: UNOFFICIAL ANIME EXPO AFTERPARTY sponsored by Funimation!

 

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  • OPEN BAR all night
  • Live DJ with dancing inside and out on patio
  • Walking distance from LA Convention Center (less than 1 mile)
  • Funimation swag (posters and more!)
  • Snap Yourself photobooth (8pm til midnight)
  • Okamoto Kitchen food truck (from 8pm-10pm, at least!)
  • Music by DJ VER5E & Chuck None
  • Cosplay encouraged (but not required)!
  • Must be 21+.

 

Get your ticket online in advance and save! http://funi.to/28NoxWV

Doors open at 8pm! Find more information on the event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/732302946912006/