English Voice Cast for Psycho-Pass 2

psycho pass 2Thanks to everyone who tuned in this weekend to catch the FUNimation Broadcast Dub premiere of Psycho-Pass 2! If you haven’t watched it yet, click this link to watch now.

 

We had a lot of great guesses for our Guess the Voice Actor Event, and I’m sure you’re all excited to see if you were able to figure out the cast. So, let’s get right to it!

 

Character – Actor

Kamui – Clifford Chapin
Sakuya Togane – Christopher R. Sabat
Sho Hinakawa – Z. Charles Bolton
Mizue Shisui - Monica Rial
Akira Kitazawa – Duncan Brannan

 

Tune in each Saturday at 1pm ET/ 12pm CT to watch new episodes of the Psycho-Pass 2 FUNimation Broadcast Dub!

 

series synopsis:

Inspector Akane Tsunemori and her comrades at the Criminal Investigation Department return for the mind-blowing continuation of the popular sci-fi series set in a world where the justice system can read your mind – and justice is dispensed from the barrel of a gun. Pick up after the dramatic conclusion to season one, and see what happens to Akane after she learns the truth about the Sibyl System!

 

FUNimation Announcements From Nekocon!

We’ve got the latest titles coming to home video, just announced at the FUNimation Industry Panel at Nekocon! Without further ado, here’s the lineup of what you’ll soon be able to add to your collection!

 

FUNimation has acquired the home video rights for:

 

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Tokyo Ravens

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From the studio behind Aquarion EVOL comes a supernatural fantasy featuring otherworldly battles and forgotten promises. Tokyo Ravens is the story of an ordinary high school boy from a not-so-ordinary family. Hautora was born into an ancient clan of onmyouji known for their mastery of all things occult. Unfortunately, he didn’t inherit the magical ability to see spirit energy, so he was doomed to live a normal life. At least, that is, until a mysterious girl from Harutora’s past returns to alter the course of his future!

 

Part One of the series will be released on 3/17/15 on Blu-ray and DVD Combo. Part Two will follow shortly after in Summer 2015. Please note that release dates are subject to change.

 

FUNimation will be revealing the English cast for the series at Ikkicon in January and the English Dub will premiere at Otakon Vegas.

 

For more information about Tokyo Ravens, check out funimation.com/tokyo-ravens.

 

 

PUC_keyFUNimation has also acquired the home video rights to the adorable iDOLM@STER spinoff:

 

PUCHIM@S

 

If you’re not sure what PUCHIM@S! is, think a cross between neon pink rock candy and crack cocaine. They’re short, addictive, and hyperactive super-cute episodes about cute idol girls and cute chibi idol blobs.

 

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Fans of the iDOLM@STER franchise won’t want to miss this super cute spinoff! Hyperactive hijinks are sure to follow when the idol girls of 765 Productions discover the mysterious Puchidols – chibis with adorable abilities – have invaded their office!

 

FUNimation will be featuring the director’s cut, which presents the series in maximum marathon format for your viewing pleasure, and the OVAs that were not included in the simulcast.

 

This release will be DVD only with Japanese audio and English subtitles. Season 1 of the series will be released in 2015. Season 2 release date is TBD.

 

For additional information about PUCHIM@S!, please visit funimation.com/puchims.

 

 

Based on the manga by Taiyo Matsumoto and the studio that brought you Psycho-Pass 2, Generator Gawl, and the Irresponsible Captain Tylor, FUNimation has acquired the home video rights for:

 

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Ping Pong The Animation 

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Despite having drastically different personalities, high school boys Peco and Smile have been friends since childhood. Now, they’re both talented members of a table tennis club—but what happens when these sports lovers have to go up against each other in tournaments? Prepare for truly epic matches in this new series from the director of The Tatami Galaxy!

 

The series is directed by Masaaki Yuasa, the visionary and award-winning director of The Tatami Galaxy. It will release on Blu-ray and DVD in Summer 2015. The release will contain both English and Japanese audio tracks.

 

If you would like to learn more about Ping Pong The Animation, please visit funimation.com/ping-pong.

 

Dragon Ball Z Kai on Toonami and December Programming

dbz kai no logoDragon Ball Z Kai debuts on Toonami tonight!

 

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The Legendary Z Reborn!

For the first time in history, experience the legendary Z as the master intended: bigger, faster, stronger, and packed with the pulverizing power to blow your puny minds! Beef up your collection with this manga-centric, fresh take on Akira Toriyama’s original vision, featuring more action than you can handle, revitalized animation, and an amped-up audio experience that will make your ears beg for mercy!

The last descendants of an evil race of warriors known as the Saiyans are on a collision course with Earth, and Goku – the strongest fighter on the planet – is all that stands between humanity and extinction. To save his friends and the world he loves, Goku must travel to a realm from which few return, but should he survive, he’ll discover the power to face the villainous Saiyan warlord – Prince Vegeta.

 

Are you excited to see Goku return to the Toonami block? Click here to check local times.

 

But, that’s not all the Toonami news we have for you today! Just announced on their official Tumblr, here are some of the things you can look forward to in the month of December–including the conclusion to a very popular vampire series!

 

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December 6th: Hellsing Ultimate 9 and Summer Wars
December 13th: Hellsing Ultimate 10 and Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos
December 20th: Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan and Akira
December 27th: Evangelion 1.11 and Evangelion 2.22

 

Hellsing Ultimate IX & X is available now on Blu-ray and DVD Combo. If you just can’t wait and want to pick it up today, click here.

 

New Anime You Should Be Watching in Fall 2014

Things are ramping up in the midst of the Fall 2014 Simulcast season, so it’s a great time to jump aboard if you haven’t already! Not sure where to start? Well, we’ve got you covered.

 

Kotaku has released a list of The Five New Anime of Fall 2014 You Should Be Watching and two FUNimation shows made the cut: Lord Marksman and Vanadis and Rage of Bahamut. Want to know what put them on the list? We’ve got a rundown of each show to help you get started. Or, if you’re already watching, here’s a quick mid-season refresher for you!

 

 

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Mondays, 10:30 AM EST

 

Currently on episode 5 of 12, Rage of Bahamut is a fast-paced adventure based on the hit digital card game, Rage of Bahamut: Genesis. The show follows boisterous bounty hunter Favaro, and the innocent yet fierce Amira as they journey across the world. Imagine Samurai Champloo meets Skyrim, and you’ve got Rage of Bahamut.

 

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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: Genesis is an exciting blend of action and fantasy.

 

 

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Lord Marksman and Vanadis

Saturdays, 9:00 AM EST

 

Currently at episode 5 of 13, Lord Marksman and Vanadis tells the story of Count Tigre after being captured in battle by the beautiful knight, Ellenora. Fans of fantasy titles such as Tower of Druaga and Sands of Destruction will find a lot to love in this show. It even resonates as a blend of Fairy Tail meets Claymore — not quite as colorful as Fairy Tail, yet not as dark as Claymore. Ultimately, Lord Marksman and Vanadis seamlessly balances adventure and adventure with a touch of fanservice.

 

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Tigre, a young noble, is captured by a beautiful female general from an enemy country. Though enchanting, her curves aren’t the only dangerous thing about her. She’s backed by an army of desirable warrior-goddesses called the Vanadis. Can the valiant Tigre survive the action-packed blend of fantasy and fan service!?

 

 

Head over to Kotaku for the full list or check out our entire Fall Simulcast lineup and get watching!

 

 

Joey Bada$$ and Pro Era hang out with FUNimation

 

IMG_0255What happens when you take Dragon Ball Z, a group of hip hop artists from Brooklyn, NY, and mix them together? You get critically acclaimed rapper, Joey Bada$$ and the hip hop-based collective, Pro Era… who all happen to be huge anime fans.

 

“Got Dragon Balls like my name was Vegeta” is one of the lines from Joey’s new song, “Christ Conscious” (available now on iTunes) so it only made sense that Joey and Pro Era members CJ Fly, Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution and Dyemond Lewis paid a visit to the FUNimation office recently, while in Dallas, TX for Joey’s B4.DA.$$ tour.

 

IMG_0253But after hanging out with the Pro Era crew for most of the afternoon, we quickly discovered that they don’t just like Dragon Ball Z, it source of inspiration for many of them and a direct point of connection with fans — something we definitely understand respect all too well.

 

Check out the video below for our interview with Joey Bada$$ and tour of FUNimation with some of the coolest guys in hip hop.

 

 

 

There’s just one more US stop on the Pro Era Tour before the guys head out across the globe. Click here to check out the tour schedule for a show near you.  And keep an eye out for Joey Bada$$’s debut studio album, B4.DA.$$, dropping later this year.

 

Want to keep up with Pro Era on Twitter? Be sure to follow:

 

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Pro Era – @thefckingera

 

 

Joey Bada$$ – @JoeyBADASS_

 

 

CJ Fly – @FLYestintheeERA

 

 

Kirk Knight – @kirkknight

 

 

Nyck Caution – @NyckCaution

 

 

Deymond Lewis – @DyemondLewis

 

Win a Pair of Tickets to Absolute Battle 2014

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Absolute Battle is back, and they’re inviting players from all corners of gaming to join them at their biggest venue yet! This year, in addition to hosting one of the largest fighting game tournaments, Absolute Battle will include FPS tournaments as well as sports. There will also be a B.Y.O.C. section (Bring Your Own Console) for those who want to bring a casual setup for their game of choice.

 

This 3 Day even takes place November 14 – 16 at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Plano East in Plano, TX. FUNimation will be sponsoring the event, and we’re giving fans the chance to win a pair of tickets!

 

All you have to do is go to our official Twitter account (@FUNimation) and retweet our tweet about AB5.

 

You must follow the FUNimation Twitter account, and you must be able to provide your own transportation to the event. You have from now until November 10th to enter for a chance to win! Click here for complete contest rules.

 

Don’t want to miss out on the event? It’s not too late to register! You have until tomorrow (November 7th) to get your tickets. Just click here. 

 

CONTEST OVER:  Congratulations to @vVv_Shadow for scoring a pair of tickets to go to Absolute Battle this weekend!

 

If you just can’t make it out this time, but you still want to join the fun, you can catch all the action via the Absolute Battle live stream on http://www.twitch.tv/VersusGameplay.

 

FUNimation heading to Nekocon this weekend!

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Break out those cat ears, people! FUNimation is heading to Nekocon! Stop by our booth in the dealer’s room and get a free FUNimation lanyard with every purchase while supplies last. Check out our panels and screening times below.

 

FUNimation Panels:

 

FUNimation Previews – Friday @ 7:30pm in Panel 1

Come watch some extended clips and trailers for the hottest new titles from FUNimation!

 

FUNimation Industry Panel – Saturday @ 2pm in Panel 1

From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, come hear the latest news and information from North America’s largest anime distributor–FUNimation.

 

 

hack signFUNimation .hack Screening – Saturday @ 11am in Panel 1

Join us for a special tasting of the .hack franchise. Nekocon will be showing the first episodes from .hack//SIGN, .hack//Legend of the Twilight, and .hack//Roots.

 

.hack was more than just an anime. It’s was a cultural phenomenon that transformed the way an entire generation looked at the world around them. This wildly-successful franchise offered us all the chance to escape. Thanks to .hack, we no longer had to be normal. We could delve into The World in search of adventure. We could run dungeons, collect treasure, and lose ourselves in virtual labyrinths. Each new installment was a melding of future and past where the rules of reality no longer applied. .hack was our ticket to the wired world, and we couldn’t wait to logon.

 

 

 

November Subscriber exclusive dubs – Cowboy Bebop, Fairy Tail, and One Piece

We’ve got another round of dubs hitting the FUNimation Streaming Service throughout November, exclusively for subscribers.  This month is a triple-threat of fan favorites so sit down, get buckled in and check out this lineup:

 

November Subscriber Exclusive Episodes

 

 

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One Piece

24 new, dubbed episodes coming your way!
HD Dub
 

November 4th: Season 6, Episodes 337 – 348

November 11th: Season 6, Episodes 349 – 360

 

While sailing through haunted waters, the Straw Hats encounter a ghost ship that’s home to a walking, talking skeleton!

 

Click here to watch! Choose ‘Season 6’ on the episode menu bar to go directly to episode #377

 

 

 

 

FTL_key2Fairy Tail 

The tournament continues!
HD Dub

 

November 18th: Episodes 154 – 164

 

The most powerful wizards in the Fiore Kingdom are back as the hit series, Fairy Tail, continues! Join Natsu, Happy, and the rest of their teammates as they continue doing what they do best: beating up dark guilds and spreading destruction across the land.

 

Click here to watch! Choose ‘Season 6’ on the episode menu bar to go directly to episode #154

 

 

 

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Cowboy Bebop

See you in HD, cowboy…
HD Dub & Sub

 

November 18th: Episodes 1 – 4

 

Explore the galaxy in this undeniably hip series that inspired a generation – and redefined anime as an indisputable art form. The Bebop crew is just trying to make a buck, and they’re the most entertaining gang of bounty hunters in the year 2071.

 

Click here to watch!

 

 

 

 

Not a subscriber yet? To watch these, and other new titles added each month, sign up for the FUNimation Subscription Service today!

Watch the latest anime series & thousands of other titles, and get full access to…

 

  • Largest selection of English dubs online
  • English dubs for select series while still broadcasting in Japan
  • Hottest new & returning simulcasts every season
  • HD commercial-free episode streaming
  • Video content across your computer, mobile devices, Roku, or Xbox 360

 

 

Need to sweeten the deal even more? Check don’t miss our special Holiday promotion:

 

Sign up for a 12-month subscription today and get access to FUNimation Streaming Service for the remainder of 2014 and all of 2015 for only $54.95!  That’s less than $4 a month if you sign up today!

 

BONUS: Get a $25 FUNimation Shop credit FREE with sign up!

 

Visit funimation.com/subscribe for more info.

 

 

Get over 12 months of HD commercial-free anime and a free gift!

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Sign-up for a 12-month subscription and get access to HD commercial-free anime for the remainder of 2014 and all of 2015 for only $54.95! As an extra bonus you’ll also receive a $25 FUNimation Shop credit FREE with sign-up!

 

That’s right fans, if you sign up TODAY for a 12-month FUNimation subscription then you’ll get the rest of November and December FREE! What does the FUNimation Streaming Service get you? Check check out all the benefits below.

 

Subscribers get full access to:

 

- The hottest new & returning simulcasts every season
- English dubs for select series while still broadcasting in Japan
- The largest selection of English dubs online
- HD commercial-free streaming episodes
- Video content across your computer, mobile devices, Roku, or Xbox 360!

 

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Free! – Eternal Summer – English Dub Cast Info!

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We’ve been teasing (and teasing and teasing) our upcoming dub cast announcement for Free! -Eternal Summer-, and today we’re happy to announce that THE WAIT IS OVER!

 

…ALMOST. ☆~(ゝε・)

 

Starting next week on Monday, November 10, we’ll be revealing a new character each day until Sunday, November 16, when the rest of the main cast will be revealed! Be sure to follow Free! -Eternal Summer- on Tumblr or Facebook– we’ll be revealing the info on these outlets FIRST– or subscribe to our email newsletter updates!