Win Tickets to See Evangelion 3.0 in Theaters Opening Night

 

Evangelion 3.0 starts screening in theaters in the United States and Canada this Friday (Jan. 10)! To celebrate, we’re giving fans a chance to win a pair of tickets to see it opening night. Here’s what you have to do to enter:

 

Facebook:

You can enter on Facebook by answering the following question on the designated CONTEST THREAD located on the official Evangelion Movie Facebook page: “What are you looking forward to most about seeing Evangelion 3.0 on the big screen?

Entrants must “Like” the official Evangelion Movie Facebook page.

 

Twitter:

You can enter via Twitter by tweeting @FUNimation using the hashtag #YouCannotRedo and including this url: http://funi.to/19XGOIZ

Make sure you’re following the FUNimation twitter account so that we can DM (direct message) you if you win.

 

Prize:

We’re giving away 5 pairs of tickets. 3 pairs will be given away on Facebook and 2 pairs will be given away on Twitter. Winners may pick up their tickets at “Will Call” by showing a valid photo id. Tickets will be for any participating theater near the winner, so please go to this site and make sure there is a theater playing Evangelion 3.0 near you.

 

Contest runs from now until 5pm CT on Wednesday, January 9th. Click here for complete rules.

 

Good Luck! We hope to see you at the movies!

 


 

Winter 2014 Simulcast – Buddy Complex, Nobunagun, and NO-RIN Join the Line-Up

 

We’ve added three more shows to our 2014 Winter Simulcast line-up: Buddy Complex, Nobunagun, and NO-RIN. Here’s a little information about each below.

 

Buddy Complex synopsis:

 

When a giant robot suddenly attacks the city, a high-school student named Aoba is saved by a classmate who’s piloting her own mecha. After accepting an offer to join the alliance she is a part of, Aoba is thrust into the middle of high-flying robot warfare in this new series from the studio that brought you Cowboy Bebop, Outlaw Star, and Escaflowne!

 

Buddy Complex comes from the studio that brought you Cowboy Bebop, Outlaw Star, Code Geass, and Escaflowne. The series will be begin streaming on our site TODAY at 10pm ET for our EVS members. The series will air on Mondays at 10pm ET going forward, available first for EVS members and then for free streaming a week later. Not an Elite Video Subscriber yet? Go to http://funimation.com/subscribe and sign-up for your FREE trial.

 

Look for it on http://funimation.com/buddy-complex!

 

Now, let’s take a look at Nobunagun:

 

History and fantasy collide in this thrilling new series from the director of Sgt. Frog and the studio that brought you Fairy Tail!

 

Shio Ogura’s world changes forever when her school trip to Taiwan is interrupted by a surprise monster attack! Her life is miraculously spared by the arrival of a clandestine government agency that battles the army of monsters with weapons possessed by the spirits of historical figures. Only a select few, the E-Gene Holders, are capable of harnessing the power of this supernatural weaponry, and Shio’s valiant attempt to rescue a friend reveals her as one of the chosen few destined to play a vital role in the war to save humanity!

 

Nobunagun will be simulcasting Sundays at 10am ET on http://funimation.com/nobunagun. The first episode will be available to watch on our site later this afternoon.

 

And that brings us to NO-RIN:

 

The mood is right for falling in love with a superstar in the new series from the director of the Negima OVAs! Teenager Hata Kosaku is crushed when his favorite singing idol, Kusakabe Yuka, stuns the world by retiring from show business. Kosaku’s friends try to cheer him up, but nothing can chase away his gloomy mood until Yuka herself transfers into his class at Tamo Agriculture School!

 

For more information on NO-RIN, please visit http://funimation.com/no-rin

 

Simulcast date and time have yet to be confirmed, so stay tuned.

 

What do you think of our 2014 winter line-up? Do you see a show you’re interested in? For a look at our previous Winter 2014 Simulcast announcements, please click this link.

Space Dandy – To EVS…and beyond!

We all hope you tuned into see the premiere of Space Dandy on Toonami last night. It was a big event for all of us at FUNimation both here in Texas and out at Otakon Vegas.

 

Be sure to tune in to Toonami each and every Saturday at 11:30pm EST to see it first!

 

If you missed the premiere last night, want to watch it again, or are wanting to see the English subbed version of the show, we’ve got you covered as well.

 

Every Sunday at 7:00am EST the newest episode of Space Dandy will be added to FUNimation.com and viewable across all of our apps. For Elite Video Subscribers these episodes will be commercial-free and in HD. So if you are reading this you can go watch the first episode RIGHT NOW!

 

In addition to this, we have some more options every Sunday.  You will be able to watch the English sub with your Hulu or Hulu Plus accounts. If you are looking to download the latest episode you can find both the dub and the sub on the Sony Entertainment Network via your PlayStation console, Microsoft Xbox Video via your Xbox console, in the iTunes store, Amazon Instant Video, or VUDU. Stay tuned for more places to download episodes in the near future.

2014 Winter Simulcasts – D-Frag! (D-Fragments) Joins the Line-up

 

Exciting news! D-Frag! (D-Fragments) will be joining our 2014 Winter Simulcast Line-up. D-Frag! is from the studio that brought you Durarara!! We’ll be sure to update everyone once we have a simulcast date and time.

 

synopsis:

 

Kenji likes to think that he and his gang of friends are the bad boys of their school. That is, until he meets the four insane girls of a game-making club whose personalities are all super weird (and a little on the violent side). When Kenji’s forced to join their little group, his life quickly takes a turn for the outrageous.

 

To see our previous 2014 Winter Simulcast announcements, please click this link.

 

Now, you’ll notice that another box has been added to our graphic. We just got word that we’ll be adding one more simulcast to the mix. Stay tuned for details!

Your Top FUNimation Home Video Release Picks of 2013

So remember that survey we asked you to take earlier this week? The one where we asked you to rank your top 5 FUNimation home video releases of 2013? Well, we had a reason for that…

 

We’ve taken the top 10 FUNimation home video releases of 2013 (as voted by you) and we’re making them 40% off in our FUNimation Shop from now until the end of day Jan. 6th. Take a look below at your top 10 list:

 

- Wolf Children BD/DVD Combo
- One Piece Film: Strong World BD/DVD Combo
- High School DxD BD/DVD Combo
- Summer Wars BD/DVD Combo
- Guilty Crown, Part One BD/DVD Combo
- Future Diary, Part One DVD
- Fairy Tail Collection One BD/DVD Combo
- Haganai BD/DVD Combo
- A Certain Scientific Railgun, Part One DVD
- Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt Blu-ray

 

Thank you to everyone who voted. If you haven’t picked up these titles yet, click on the links and see what all the buzz is about!

 

What do you think of the list, agree or disagree?

FUNimation at the Movies – Jormungand

We’re teaming up once again with the Alamo Drafthouse, this time we’re screening Jormungand! These screenings are FREE to the public. We want to thank the Alamo Drafthouses for being such awesome partners and letting us continue these free screenings. We highly encourage attendees to purchase concessions to help us keep these events going.

 

Now here’s a little about the series:

 

Jonah is a child soldier and the newest bodyguard for Koko, an international arms dealer with an entourage of hired guns. The cold-blooded kid hates Koko’s line of work, but following her into the darkest corners of the black market might be the only way he can find those responsible for his family’s slaughter. Besides, his employer isn’t like most merchants of death. She uses guile and cutthroat tactics to keep her clients armed to the teeth—all while cultivating her own warped plan for the future of world peace. With the CIA desperate for her capture, assassins eager to collect her head, and the potential for every contract to end in ultra-violence, Koko and her comrades in arms bring the boom to every corner of the world.

 

Episodes 1 – 4 of the English dub of Jormungand will be screening on January 27th at participating Alamo Drafthouses. Below you will find a list of theaters, as well as a link to their websites.

 

Colorado: Littleton
Michigan: Kalamazoo
Missouri: Kansas City
New York: Yonkers
Texas: Austin – Lakeline
Texas: Houston – Vintage Park
Texas: New Braunfels
Texas: Richardson
Texas: San Antonio: Westlakes
Virginia: Loudon
Virginia: Winchester

 

While the screenings themselves are free, the Alamo Drafthouse has a reserved seating system. Click on the theater links above. You will purchase a $5 voucher redeemable for concessions at the theater via their website so that you can guarantee yourselves a spot at the screening. Plus, you get to pick where you want to sit! If you don’t see a link to reserve your seat, don’t worry, we’ll add them as they get updated.

 

As an added bonus, all attendees will receive an email following the screening with a coupon code for an additional 30% off the purchase of Jormungand in our FUNimation Shop!

 

Now, take a look at the English dub trailer!

 

 

Are you excited to see Jormungand on the big screen? Would you like us to do more free screening events?

Happy New Year – 20th Anniversary Edition

 

 

Happy New Year! 2014 is a very important year for FUNimation because it marks the 20th anniversary of the company. Over the past two decades we’ve seen our fair share of super-powered transfer students, alien princes hell-bent on taking over the world, and robots with hard drives of gold. We’ve searched far and wide to bring you the most epic tales of magic, mechas, and disintegrating clothing. You’ve laughed, you’ve cried, you’ve been horrified and completely grossed out—and we’ve had an amazing time sharing it all with you.

 

For our twentieth anniversary, we want to take a look back at our past, highlighting some of our landmark moments and titles that are close to our hearts. To do that, we are creating a special website with a timeline that we’ll be filling in with all kinds of anniversaries and memories from our past. This timeline will be updated several times a month all year long. We’ll let you know as soon as it’s online, so be sure to check back often!

 

We’ll also be hosting sales on the FUNimation Shop periodically throughout the year, themed after events connected to our timeline. Plus, we’ll be adding trivia, tidbits about our history, and exclusive videos and interviews.

 

We know that you all love anime as much as we do, so we’ll definitely be looking for some fan-submitted memories from FUNimation’s past. When the time is right, we’ll ask you to take to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc. to share those with us!

 

So, keep an eye out on all our social outlets and FUNimation.com for more anniversary fun throughout the year–we have a LOT planned!

 

 

New Release Tuesday – DBZ, OniAi, Ikki Tousen, & SAVE

 

The Dragon Ball Z – Season One Blu-ray is now available! Make room on your shelves because the Dragon Ball Z Season Sets are finally on Blu-ray! We embarked on a frame-by-frame restoration process to remove any blemishes, tape marks, and foreign bodies that might have tarnished your viewing experience. All three audio tracks have been re-mastered in the interest of noise reduction and superior sound quality. The bolder, more vibrant color of this ultimate Dragon Ball Z release closely mirrors the visual aesthetics of today’s entertainment. Lastly, we undertook a precise shot-by-shot reframing of the entire series to create a modern HD widescreen presentation of this legendary fan favorite! It’s time to experience Dragon Ball Z like you’ve never experienced it before!

 

Also available today we have our first subtitle-only releas–OniAi. Here’s a little bit about this show.

 

synopsis:

 

Feast your eyes on host of desirable darlings in this sassy comedic romp from the dirty little minds that brought you Baka and Test and Hayate the Combat Butler!

When adorable teenager, Akiko, is reunited with her big brother, Akito, she’s determined to take her sisterly affection to the next level! But her BroCon fantasies are dealt a cruel blow by the arrival of three colorful rivals. There’s a blonde heiress with a fetish for plushies, a boyish beauty who yearns to serve, and a ravishing redhead who’ll stop at nothing to get her man! Every coy ploy Akiko dreams up is deviously derailed by robes that just happen to fall open, the flashing of come hither eyes, or scandalous splashing in the community bath! While Akiko has her hands full staying a step ahead of the competition, poor conflicted Akito can’t help but think: my little sister can’t be this…adorable!?

 

What do you think of having subtitle-only releases? Is this something you’d like to see more of in the future?

 

Also available today, we have Ikki Tousen – Great Guardians on DVD and Chrono Crusade joins our S.A.V.E. (Super Amazing Value Edition) line on DVD.

 

Will you be picking up any of these titles today?

A Dandy Guy in Vegas! – Otakon Vegas this Weekend

Otakon Vegas is this weekend and we’ve got a bunch of stuff planned for the premiere of Space Dandy! So, take a look below at all the events and extras we’ve got planned for Sin City!

 

We’ve got two panels this weekend:

 

FUNimation Industry Panel (Friday @ 5:45pm in Main Events)

Come hear the latest news and info from the leading anime company in North America!

 

Space Dandy World Premiere and Q&A Panel (Saturday @ 3:30pm in Main Events)

Space Dandy is the new space comedy by the team that brought you Cowboy Bebop — and it launches around the world on January 4th and 5th. Join Ian Sinclair, the US voice of Space Dandy himself, and dub director Zach Bolton for this exclusive chance to see Space Dandy’s first episode before anyone else!

 

Space Dandy Autograph Session (Saturday @ 5:15pm in Autographs)

Watch the world premiere and then line up to get autographs from the English cast and crew!

 

We’ve also got a FUNimation booth set up in the Dealers’ Room. Stop by and get your anime fix and partake in all the dandy goodness. We’ve got some special Space Dandy promo items available at the booth, and we’re even tricking out half the booth to look like the Boobies restaurant!

 

 

Special promotions:

- We’ll have a photo booth set up for you to take pictures. The first 50 people each day to take a photo in the booth and upload it to Facebook will give a free Space Dandy calendar featuring Honey!

- Find one of our Boobies booth babes and you’ll receive a free Boobies sticker.

- Be sure to also pick up a free Space Dandy promotional poster at our booth while supplies last.

- and, if you attend the Space Dandy premiere you’ll receive a free Boobies pennant!

 

Other Events:

We’ll also be premiering the English dub of Kamisama Kiss at Otakon Vegas! You can catch that on Friday at 4pm in Main Events.

 

Please visit http://otakonvegas.com for more information.