Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods at New York Comic Con!

Bring Home the Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Extended Edition, Now Available on Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack with
20 Minutes of Never-Before-Seen-Footage!


To Celebrate the Release, Two of the Movies’ Voice Actors Will Appear at New York Comic Con October 10th- 11th


Voices of Goku (Sean Schemmel) and Vegeta (Chris Sabat)
will be at Booth # 1520 Oct 10th & 11th


dbz bog box artFlower Mound, TX – The Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods momentum continues! Following the highly successful theatrical release in August, the movie releases today, Oct 7th, on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD! Fans can relive the epic theatrical event with the Extended Edition Blu-ray Combo pack, which features 20 mins of never-before-seen footage. It also includes the theatrical version of the film, as well as 30 minutes of extra features, both of which are not available on the standard DVD version.


You don’t want to miss this! IGN noted the movie has “some of the most exhilarating fight scenes I’ve ever seen.” Fans love the stunning animation, epic new villains, action, and comedy of the film. They called the English dub “phenomenal”.


To celebrate the release, two of the starring voice actors from the Dragon Ball Z franchise, Sean Schemmel and Chris Sabat, will attend the New York Comic Con October 10th-11th.


In addition to signing autographs for the fans at FUNimation’s Booth #1520, on Friday and Saturday from 3:30pm – 4:30pm, the adored actors will appear on the official Twitch livestream at the Twitch booth on Friday October 10 from 12-1pm.


Sean Schemmel plays the voice character of GOKU in the Dragon Ball megaseries as well as voices in Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Lupin III and Ah! My Goddess. Schemmel is also an ADR director and screenwriter and has provided voices for a number of English versions of Japanese anime, television series, and video games.


Chris Sabat has a multitude of skills including screenwriter, ADR director but for Dragon Ball Z, plays the voices of: VEGETA, PICCOLO, SHENRON, YAMCHA, BUBBLES and more. He also appears in Ghost in the Shell: Arise, Samurai 7, Fullmetal Alchemist and has video game roles in AEon Flux, BloodRayne 2 and The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct!


Both men have years of experience creating amazing anime works and have a lot stories to share about the creativity that goes behind making the incredibly popular Dragon Ball Z franchise.


Be sure to check out the Twitch event on Friday, October 10 from 12-1pm. Watch it live at www.twitch.tv/nycc. And don’t miss out on owning the first Dragon Ball Z feature film in 17 years!


Go to www.dragonballz.com to order online or find the retail location nearest you.


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FUNimation at the Movies – High Seas on the Big Screen

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Get ready to set sail on a pirate-filled adventure for this month’s FUNimation at the Movies! This October, we’ll be screening One Piece Film Z (English dubbed) in select theater locations across the U.S.! Check out the listings below.



Get ready for latest, full-length feature film in the on-going, pirate epic, One Piece.

Said to be comparable to the Ancient Weapons of old, the Marines’ trump card, the “Dyna Stones,” have suddenly been stolen by a group of renegade vigilantes. The terrifyingly powerful man responsible, former Marine Admiral “Z”, now stands in the path of Luffy and his Straw Hat Pirates. Can the Straw Hats defeat “Z” and his crew, or will the New World meet its end at the hands of this


Enjoy the Film Z in theaters with a bag of popcorn —  and then bring home your own copy of the movie! Click here to order now!



Screenings are free, though you can reserve your seat with a voucher you can redeem for concessions depending on the theater. Take a look at the theater lineup below. Click on links for more information.


Alamo Drafthouse Locations:

Littleton, CO – 10/13
Winchester, VA – 10/13
Austin, TX (Lakeline) – 10/13
Richardson, TX – 10/13
Katy, TX (Mason Park) – 10/14


The Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park will also be screening The Devil is a Part-Timer on  October 21st. Click here for details.


Carousel Cinema Locations:

Burlington, NC – 10/13

Information regarding Rage of Bahamut: Genesis Episode 1

rage of bahamutWe’ve heard your concerns about the Rage of Bahamut: Genesis episode being removed from our site. We launched the episode at the time we were approved to do so.  Due to a requested change in the original schedule, we had to remove the episode from our website for a short period, but good news – the episode is now again available for viewing.  All future episodes will be available on Mondays at 10:30AM CST.


Click here to watch the first episode now!


Two thousand years ago, the black-and-silver-winged dragon, Bahamut, terrorized the magical land of Mistarcia. The humans, god, and demons that inhabited the land united forces against the fiend and sealed its power into a key which was split in two, one half protected by gods and the other protected by demons. Now, Mistarcia is a peaceful realm – until a human woman steals the god’s half of the key. Based on the immensely popular digital card game, Rage of Bahamut is an exciting blend of action and fantasy brought to you by the creators of Space Dandy and Tokyo Ghoul.

See the Cowboy Bebop on Blu-ray Trailer

Ready to cruise through the space with the coolest crew in the galaxy this December?


Take a look at the new trailer for the classic space western Cowboy Bebop. Relive the groundbreaking anime that inspired a generation and cemented its spot as one of the greatest series in entertainment history.



Available on Blu-ray for the first time in North America, your high-definition Bebop adventure starts December 16—pre-order today!



FUNimation Fall 2014 Simulcast Season, Part 2

psycho pass 2Last week we confirmed part of our Fall 2014 simulcast schedule for our fans. Check out what was previously announced below:


One Piece – Saturdays at 9pm CT/ 10pm ET

Fairy Tail – Fridays at 9pm CT/ 10pm ET

Psycho-Pass 2 – Thursdays at 11:50am CT/ 12:50pm ET (First episode on October 9th)

selector spread WIXOSS – Fridays at 12:05pm CT/ 1:05pm ET


Click here to see the post for our previous announcement.


A few days ago we asked fans to guess what we had confirmed for the rest of our Fall 2014 line-up with an opportunity to win a free 12-month subscription to our FUNimation Streaming Service. A few people were able to figure out all the clues, but we’ll go ahead and confirm the rest of the Fall 2014 Simulcast Season for you below!



Gonna be the Twin-Tail!! (a.k.a. Ore Twintail ni Narimasu)


First episode coming soon!
Streaming Thursdays at 1:46pm CT/ 2:46 ET


Twin-tails—also known as pigtails –are a crowning achievement among coiffeurs, and Gonna be the Twin-Tail!! pays homage to this most stunning of hairstyles. Helmed by the director of Oreimo, this dynamite rom-com stars Nobunaga Shimazaki (who stars in Free! as protagonist Haruka Nanase) as Soji, an honorable lover of twin-tails, as well as Maaya Uchida (Noragami’s Hiyori). It’s going to be an action-packed ride, so tie your hair safely back and tune in!



Soji is an average high school boy and devoted lover of pigtails. But when monsters with a thirst for human spirit energy invade earth, Soji (along with the help of a mysterious pig-tailed stranger) must transform into a pigtailed girl to defeat them.


Genres: Action, Comedy, Romance


Waggin’ Ball Z: Battle of Pets Update – Cat’s Meow

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The clash of furry titans continues! In our previous update, the dogs were fetching votes left and right to maintain their lead. Now, in an epic turn, the cats are pulling the strings in this fight and holding on to first place!


In honor of their current lead, let’s take a look at some of our favorites from Team DragonCatsZ on Twitter and Instagram! Thanks to  @masterkojiro@jirodreamsofcatnip, @hordesoflocust and @jonny5alas for these awesome entry votes! Click on the pictures below to see the original posts!



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And we cannot forget Team #DragonDogZ, who continue to fight valiantly! But can these pups overthrow the cats? Or will they be stuck chasing their own tails? Let’s take a look at some of our favorite entry votes from man’s best friend!



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Thanks to @brandon773201@moe8517, @alexisrae0920 and @Dawn_M_Bennett for the great pictures!



Vote now using #DragonDogZ or #DragonCatZ on Twitter or Instagram and you could win a sweet prize pack. Click here for contest details.


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Be sure to pre-order your copy of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Extended Edition! This release comes with:

*  20 minutes of never-before-seen footage

*  Theatrical version of the film

*  30 minutes of extra features


Click here to order today!




Prepare to witness Dragon Ball Z as it has never been seen before! Stunning animation and epic new villains highlight this first new Dragon Ball feature film in over seventeen years!

Following the events of the Dragon Ball Z television series, after the defeat of Majin Buu, a new power awakens and threatens humanity. Beerus, an ancient and powerful God of Destruction, searches for Goku after hearing rumors of the Saiyan warrior who defeated Frieza. Realizing the threat Beerus poses to their home planet, the Z-fighters must find a way to stop him before it’s too late. Only Goku, humanity’s last hope, can ascend to the level of a legendary Super Saiyan God and stop Beerus’s from destroying Earth, and possibly the entire universe!


Watch Now! HAL the Movie is Streaming for Free This Weekend!

Looking for a critically-acclaimed anime movie to watch this weekend? Check out the gorgeously animated hidden gem HAL, from the studio that brought you Attack on Titan. The entirety of the film up on streaming for free on YouTube and FUNimation.com, right now through this weekend only!



HAL is a near-sci-fi romance film about love, loss, and artificial intelligence, and it’s out now on Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack! Add it to your collection to get 20 minutes of extra features plus limited edition packaging.  As an added bonus, HAL is on sale this weekend only in the FUNimation Shop — use promo code HAL25 at checkout to get 25% off!


And don’t just take it from us! Fandom Post says, “This the film that you show people who say that anime is all the same and that there’s nothing worthwhile out there. This is worthwhile.


Watch the entire movie now:





Happy Fullmetal Alchemist Day!



Don’t forget about FMA Day! For Fullmetal Alchemist fans, Oct. 3 holds a very special meaning.


So just why is October 3rd specifically Fullmetal Alchemist Day? Our main two heroes, Edward and Alphonse Elric, burn down their childhood home on October 3rd; leaving the past behind them as they go forward on their quest to find the philosopher’s stone and restore their bodies from the consequences of the forbidden alchemy they used trying to resurrect their dead mother.


We would like to invite fans the world over to join us in celebrating this momentous occasion. Post your thoughts in the comments below, and share your photos with us on our social sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, etc.). Use the hashtag #FMADay so we can see your photos!


We’re also running a special ONE DAY SALE on Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood titles in our FUNimation Shop. Get an additional 15% off your order when you use the promo code “FMA15.” This sale is valid today only! So, hurry if you want to take advantage of this great offer!


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Watch HAL the Movie for FREE this Weekend Only!

halWatch the anime film that Blu-ray Definition calls “one of the best animated films to hit Blu-ray this year”—for free, this weekend only on FUNimation.com and YouTube! Hal is a gorgeously animated near-sci-fi romance movie about love, loss, and artificial intelligence, from the studio that brought you Attack on Titan.


Hal will be streaming for free starting this Friday at noon (CDT) until midday Monday—perfect time for a weekend movie night! Check it out, and be sure to own the film on Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack, with tons of extras and limited edition packaging, available now. Click here. 


And as a preview for the film this weekend, be sure to check out the full first seven minutes of the film below.


As an EXTRA bonus, starting Friday you can use promo code HAL25 to get 25% off your purchase of Hal – the Movie in our FUNimation Shop all weekend long!



FUNimation Xbox App Update – Welcome Canadian Anime Fans!

We recently updated the FUNimation Xbox app fixing a few small items, and one big one.


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Canadian Xbox users now have access to the FUNimation app!


If you are in the U.S. or Canada and haven’t checked out the FUNimation Xbox app yet please visit funimation.com/xbox for more info.



Now is the best time to subscribe to the FUNimation Streaming Service. With the fall simulcast season starting up and a big October of exclusive dubs coming to subscribers, you don’t want to miss out.


$7.95 for 1 month, or save 40% off and get 12-months for $54.95 – that’s less than $.15 a day!


Get full access to the hottest anime simulcasts every season right after Japanese broadcast, 1080p HD streaming video, the largest selection of commercial-free English dubbed episodes online, all available across your computer, mobile devices, Roku, or Xbox 360. Click here to subscribe now!


App Update Details
- App now available in Canada
- Disappearing subbed or dubbed pivots issue fixed
- Logging in with username or passwords containing special characters issue fixed
- Other minor issues fixed