February Subscriber Exclusives – Everything and The Kitchen Sink!

Hey subscribers, we have a HUGE month of streaming in store for you! Check out what’s hitting the FUNimation streaming service all throughout February  – exclusively for subscribers!

 

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Throughout February:  2 episodes added, each Tuesday!

 

In the newest version of the massive online RPG know as “The World,” Haseo and his guild mates search for a legendary item called the Key of the Twilight—but they’re not the only ones looking for it. When a rival guild faces off against Haseo and his teammates, the conflict has deep repercussions both inside and outside the game, and threatens to leave the players forever changed.

 

 

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FUNimation Quintuples Down on Broadcast Dubs – Offers New Primetime Block & Weekly Live Stream Show!

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Flower Mound, TX – (2/13/15) — Just three months after unveiling its Broadcast Dubs, FUNimation is expanding this initiative to include ten new shows for the Winter 2015 season, as well as a brand-new live stream talk show in partnership with ScrewAttack Entertainment.

 

Fans are taking notice as FUNimation drives the North American anime industry into the future with the new Broadcast Dubs and a new live stream project. “The overwhelmingly positive response to Broadcast Dubs and the performance of the first two series—PSYCHO-PASS 2 and Laughing Under the Clouds—made it clear that we’re on the right path. We realize that this is where the future is headed,” commented FUNimation’s founder and CEO, Gen Fukunaga.

 

“We’ve listened closely to our fans and have made changes in both our content offering and technical streaming experience. Broadcast Dubs, combined with our Sub Pass, tent pole titles, industry leading library, and technical improvements, have really accelerated subscription streaming growth. We’re committed to giving our fans more anime and more ways to watch.” said Mike DuBoise, EVP & Chief Operating Officer.

 

On Wednesday, February 18 at 8 p.m. Eastern / 7 p.m. Central, FUNimation will premiere its new two-hour primetime block of anime content, featuring the three hottest Broadcast Dub shows of the season and a new live discussion and recap show, DubbleTalk.

 

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.

 

“We really want to provide an outlet for our fans to come and talk with us about the shows they’re watching right now,” Justin Rojas explained.

 

The schedule for the Wednesday night block is as follows:

 

- 8:00 p.m. ET Assassination Classroom (Click here to watch!)
- 8:30 p.m. ET Death Parade (Click here to watch!)
- 9:00 p.m. ET Tokyo Ghoul √A (Click here to watch!)
- 9:30 p.m. ET DubbleTalk (Click here to watch!)

 

Click here for show information!

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New Release Tuesday – It’s Faetastic, eh?

lost girl bo season 5Any Lost Girl fans up in the Great White North? Well, we’ve got some faetastic news for you! Lost Girl Season 3 and 4 are now available in Canada! Rewatch your faevorite scenes! Can’t get enough of Zoie Palmer’s performance of the French chanteuse Flora Blooms? Need to rewatch that sizzling tango between Dyson, Hale and Kenzi? Be mesmerized as Kenzi and Vex bond over mascara, or re-watch the bodies hit the floor as Tamsin flexes her Valkyrie powers. Or take a trip down memory lane as BO heads back to her old hometown. Seasons 3 & 4 are packed with a range of guest appearances including George Takei, Linda Hamilton, Mia Kirshner and more!  Oh my!

 

Lost Girl Seasons 3 & 4 are now available on DVD and Blu-ray in Canada. Click here to order now!

 

And don’t forget about Season 2! Click here.

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Anime Out of Context – Unbreakable Machine Doll Contest

We love anime in all forms, but sometimes the best kind of anime when it’s Out of Context!

 

We’re challenging YOU to send us your favorite “out of context” moments from Unbreakable Machine Doll!  Send us the best, and you could win a gorgeous Yaya figure from Unbreakable Machine Doll along with a super sexy art book!

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Here’s how:

  • Watch episodes of Unbreakable Machine Doll, streaming here on FUNimation.com
  • Grab your favorite “out of context moment”
  • Add a hilarious caption and leave it in the comments of THIS Facebook post!

 

It’s that easy! The contest ends February 17th, so get your entries in now and you could be the proud owner of that Yaya figure when Unbreakable Machine Doll – The Complete Series releases on Blu-ray & DVD, March 3rd!

 

Click here to pre-order your copy, now!

 

 

[Click here for full contest rules]

Index – The Movie – Giveaway: Can Miracles and Science Get Along?

keyvisual_03.psdWe’re counting down the days to the Blu-ray/DVD release of A Certain Magical Index  The Movie – The Miracle of Endymion (you can buy it now!) and to celebrate this new feature film, we’ve got a contest to give away some great Index merchandise! Read below to see how you can win.

 

We’ve seen a lot of characters in the Raildex franchise who hate on science and all it stands for, but the Index Movie mixes it up a bit. This movie features a new character, the cool beauty Shutaura, who doesn’t believe in miracles and hates the very idea of them, due to some past trauma surrounding a spaceplane crash event known as The Miracle of the Eighty-Eight. (We won’t spoil any of the plot, so watch the movie to see what happens!) In a techno-metropolis like Academy City, the idea of a miracle seems a little out of place, after all.

 

 

So we’re asking you to answer a question: Is the idea of a miracle incompatible with science? 

 

We’ve asked your opinions on magic vs science before, but we’re curious what you think about Index Movie’s keyword “miracle.” Is something as unscientific-sounding as a miracle utterly at odds with our modern world? Does the existence and development of life and the universe, in the face of the laws of entropy, qualify as miraculous? Let us know what you think.
*Remember! Please remain respectful of other opinions and viewpoints. We’re all here to have a healthy, happy discussion! 

 

Here are three ways you can enter:
  • Respond to this blog entry with your answer
  • Post your answer on the official Facebook thread (Click here!)
  • Tweet your question on Twitter with the hashtag #IndexMovie

 

One winner will receive a huge A Certain Magical Index prize pack full of merch, including:
  • Imagine Breaker T-shirt (medium)
  • Index iPhone 5 case
  • A Certain Magical Index lunchbox
  • A Certain Magical Index pillow
  • A Certain Magical Index binder
  • A Certain Magical Index large notebook
  • Kaori Kanzaki and Index stickers
  • Toma cell phone charm
  • Index and Toma magnet
  • A Certain Magical Index postcard

 

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Send in your answers by February 16 to get your shot at winning the prize! And don’t forget to order the Index Movie— check out the trailer below:

 

 

[Click here for full contest rules]

FUNimation at the Movies – Space Dandy!

It’s FUNimation at the Movies time again, baby! This month we’re showing none other than everyone’s favorite dandy, Space Dandy!

 

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Shinichiro Watanabe is back to blow minds with a madcap comic masterpiece that will melt your face if you sit too close to the television. Believe it, baby!

 

Rocket into the outer limits with the one and only Dandy! This dreamy space case and his to-die-for pompadour jets across the galaxy in search of aliens no one has ever laid eyes on. Capturing rare species may pay the bills, baby, but Dandy would rather kick back and enjoy the scenery at the nearest Boobies. Joined by his misfit sidekicks – a rundown vacuum cleaner robot called QT and Meow the alien space cat – Dandy boldly goes where no daper don has ever gone before. Hotly pursued by the chimp-faced Dr. Gel, the adventures of Dandy and the gang will make you laugh, then cry, and then laugh till you cry all over again. Buckle up for blast off, baby! You’re cruising with the Dandy now, and he don’t stop till the end of the universe.

 

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Catch FREE screenings of the first 4 episodes of  Space Dandy (before the series releases on Blu-ray and DVD, March 3rd!) at the following participating theaters:

 

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February 10th:

 

February 15th:

  • Austin, TX (Lakeline): 2/15 – 7:55 PM
  • Littleton, CO : 2/15 – 5:00 PM

 

February 16th:

 

 

 

Want to watch the rest? Click here to pre-order Season One!

 

*FUNimation at the Movies is a free screening program. If you have secured a theater location and would like to participate in the program, please contact us via [email protected].

 

 

 

 

 

 

We <3 Anime – Date Night Bundle

Looking to stay in and cuddle up with your SO? We’ve got some great titles for you, hand picked by our FUNimation staff for your romantic date night.  They’re guaranteed to give you the feels.

 

Date Night Bundle

If you and your best guy or girl are staying in to snuggle and need an anime or three to watch, the team at FUNimation has picked out a few of their loving favorites: Summer Wars, Kamisama Kiss, and Hal.

 

 

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- Hal the Movie

- Summer Wars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here to get started on your perfect night in!

 

 

FUNimation goes to Katsucon & Anime Milwaukee!

Heading to Katsucon or Anime Milwaukee next weekend? Let us be your Valentine! We’ll have booths,  panels and screenings at both conventions — everything you need for an awesome, anime-filled Valentine’s Day weekend!

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Katsucon 2015 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center:

 

FUNimation Previews Panel – Friday, Feb 13th – 5:30 pm EST – Location: Live 2

  • Come see extended clips and trailers for some of the hottest anime series from FUNimation!

 

FUNimation Peep Show - Friday, Feb 13th – 11:00 pm EST – Location: Live 3

  • Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW. Watch some jiggly clips and trailers from some of the hottest FUNimation titles.  Don’t forget to bring tissues, you know for the nose bleeds. (18+  bring your IDs!)

 

FUNimation Industry Panel - Saturday, Feb 14th – 2:30 pm EST – Location: Live 2

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

 

 

And if you’re over on the Wisconsin side of things:

 

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Anime Milwaukee 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee and Wisconsin Center:

 

FUNimation Screenings – Friday, Feb 13th – 3:30 pm CST – Rooms: 201AB, 202ABC & 202DE

  • We’ll be showing Inari Kon Kon, A Certain Magical Index The Movie: Miracle of Endymion and D-Frag!

 

FUNimation Peep Show - Friday, Feb 13th – 9:00 pm CST – Room: 202ABC

  • Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW. Watch some jiggly clips and trailers from some of the hottest FUNimation titles.  Don’t forget to bring tissues, you know for the nose bleeds. (18+  bring your IDs!)

 

FUNimation Previews Panel - Saturday, Feb 14th – 2:00 pm CST – Room: 202ABC

  • Come see extended clips and trailers for some of the hottest anime series from FUNimation!

 

FUNimation Industry Panel - Saturday, Feb 14th – 4:30 pm CST – Room: 202ABC

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

 

*Plus! Get a free FUNimation lanyard with any purchase from our booth at either show! See you there!

 

 

New Unbreakable Machine Doll GIFs!

Can’t wait for the release of Unbreakable Machine Doll? We’ve got some adorable gifs to tide you over! (You can also click here to check out our Unbreakable Machine Doll Valentine’s Day cards!)

 

 Charlotte & Frey

   

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Aren’t they cute?! Pre-orders for Unbreakable Machine Doll are now available! Take home the complete series on March 3rd on Blu-ray/DVD Combo.

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#TBT – A Certain Scientific Analysis: The Science Behind Railgun

Time for a little Throwback Thursday! In celebration of our newest release of A Certain Scientific Railgun (on Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack for the first time! Buy it today to see Misaka’s adventures in HD!), we’re reposting the first installment of our “A Certain Scientific Analysis” series, where we look at the science behind the show in the A Certain Magical Index/A Certain Scientific Railgun anime series. Learn how Misaka’s Railgun powers stack up against a real-life railgun superweapon!

 

(You can also see more of our Analysis series with A Certain Scientific Analysis S, which covers Railgun S [season 2]. We’ll be putting part 3 of our series soon on this blog, so keep an eye out for it!)

 

The characters of “A Certain Scientific Railgun” wield amazing esper powers, but nearly none are more impressive than our protagonist, Mikoto Misaka, nicknamed “the Railgun.” Her electricity powers, based on the electromagnetic projective launcher of the same name, allow her to shoot small arcade coins at high speeds for maximum damage. In other words, she’s a badass.
But what is a railgun? We’ve asked Justin Lan, a mechanical engineer from MIT, to explain the concept—and how it relates to the show.

 

Warning: Those of you with an aversion to science and/or math may wish to turn back now, but it’d be nice if you stay. I’ll keep it simple, I promise!

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