Happy New Release Tuesday! Today’s release is so loaded with plot that we don’t know where to start. We Without Wings has the fan service you’re looking for with an interesting twist. Check out the synopsis below:
Timid Takashi wants to escape to an alternate world where he is a heralded knight, but is held back by thoughts of his younger sister and his girlfriend. Part-timer and all around upbeat guy Shuusuke has a disastrous first encounter with a woman who turns out to be his new co-worker. Handyman Hayato is a hard-boiled loner that has random encounters with two gangs and a girl with a uniform fetish. Throw in plenty of fan-service, random humor, an alternate medieval world, and your narrator DJ Condor, and you get “We Without Wings – Under the Innocent Sky”.
If you head on over to the official We Without Wings page, you can check out the Red Band trailer and some clips that were just too hot for YouTube.
And here’s the Somewhat Safe for Work trailer for you.
Not only do we have a new website, but we’ve got some brand new simulcasts for you to watch on it starting today! So take a look below to see what we got!
Unbreakable Machine Doll(Premieres today at 2pm CT) Synpsis: In the mechanized city of Liverpool, a Japanese student and his beautiful female machine doll enter the most prestigious machinart academy in the world. There, magic and machines combine as students fight against each other using automatons and living dolls in the quest to become the world’s best puppeteer. Series will stream weekly on Mondays at 2pm starting 10/7/13
Freezing Vibration (Premieres today at 2:30pm CT) Synopsis: The sizzling sci-fi adventure continues as teens Kazuya and Satellizer continue their studies at West Genetics, where they learn to combat the alien invaders known as Nova. Series will stream weekly on Fridays at 2:30pm starting 10/11/13
For more information, please visit http://funimation.com/freezing
Tokyo Ravens(Premieres 10/8/13 at 12pm CT) Synopsis: 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! Series will stream weekly on Tuesdays at 12pm
BlazBlue: Alter Memory(Premieres 10/8/13 at 1pm CT) Synopsis: In the year 2199, humanity eagerly awaits the dawn of a new century following a series of devastating magic wars. When the world’s most wanted man—Grim Reaper—makes a move to destroy society, a ragtag group of powerful fighters make it their mission to stop him. Series will stream weekly on Tuesdays at 1pm CT
Will you be adding any of these to your simulcast watching queue?
We are happy to announce that the new FUNimation.com has launched! It’s faster, easier to find great content, and there are even more ways to explore and enjoy. We invite all of you to take a look around the site and let us know if you have any feedback.
You can send us feedback, suggestions, and overall thoughts about the new site in our Suggestion Box forum. For any technical issues or bugs you come across you can send us a message via our support page.
With so many new and updated places we wanted to give you some options to get you started:
Profile – Personalize your profile, manage your video queue, make playlists, and more!
Shows – We have 350 show pages loaded with content!
Videos – We have over 1,200 free episodes and movies, with more than 8,500 for our Elite Video Subscribers (learn more below).
Shop – Your one-stop-shop for all things FUNimation. We have a wide selection of products at great prices. Check back regularly for sales!
Blog – Get the latest, breaking news about FUNimation shows
Forums – Discuss, debate, and discover even more about anime by talking with other fans in our forums.
Schedule – Get DVD, Blu-ray, and streaming release dates so you never miss an episode or a box set.
Apps – Take anime anywhere you go with the FUNimation app. Currently available for your mobile device, tablet, and Roku.
TV – Want to know when an anime will be on TV or what is currently running on the FUNimation Channel? We’ve got you covered!
Looking for even more anime? The possibilities are endless when you have the power of a FUNimation Elite Video Subscription! Here are some of the exclusive perks available only to Elite Video Subscribers:
That’s right, folks! If you’re in New York next weekend for New York Comic Con you will NOT want to miss the English premiere of the highly anticipated third installment in the Evangelion rebuild series! It will be screening at New York Comic Con on Friday, Oct. 11th, at 8pm on the Main Stage (1-D). Mike McFarland (ADR Director for the movie) and Spike Spencer (English Voice of Shinji Ikari) will both be guests of the convention, and their autograph sessions are as follows:
Now, I bet you’re wondering who’s in our English cast? Well, just take a look below!
SHINJI – Spike Spencer
KAWORU – Jerry Jewell
ASUKA – Tiffany Grant
REI – Brina Palencia
MISATO – Allison Keith-Shipp
RITSUKO – Colleen Clinkenbeard
MARI – Trina Nishimura
FUYUTSUKI – Kent Williams
GENDO – John Swasey
KITAKAMI – Tia Ballard
SAKURA – Felecia Angelle
AOBA – Phil Parsons
TAKAO – Greg Dulcie
TAMA – Aaron Roberts
HYUGA – Mike McFarland
NAGARA – Krishna Smitha
IBUKI – Caitlin Glass
Shinji Ikari just woke up in his Eva unit fourteen years after starting the Third Impact. He hasn’t aged, but everything else has changed. The earth is in ruins. Rei is missing. The people he once protected treat him like a prisoner and threaten to kill him if he pilots another Eva.
When he escapes to the remains of NERV headquarters, Shinji meets pianist Kaworu, who is destined to be Shinji’s copilot in a new dual-cockpit Eva. As the boys bond, NERV’s true mission begins to come into focus. Lost in a labyrinth of deception, Shinji careens toward a mental breakdown that could bring about the end of humanity.
Evangelion 3.33 continues the groundbreaking rebuild with stunning robot battles and mind-bending revelations. The end of every world has a beginning.
Fans at the convention can pick up these limited edition posters at any of the Evangelion NYCC events (see front and back images below). Supplies are limited so best to show up early!
Get ready for a back-to-school like you’ve never seen before! This has been a banner year for horror in anime, so we decided to get an early start giving the terror lovers, costume fanatics, and party animals among you a whole heck of a lot to watch! Every Friday until Halloween we’re going to deliver up a series or movie to enjoy during the weekend as we start ramping up to fright night!
High school is a nightmare even in the best of situations. And then you’ve got Danganronpa: The Animation, demonstrating the worst. Watch the trailer!
Summary: Hope’s Peak Academy is an exclusive private school that only accepts the best of the best. Graduates of this elite – yet enigmatic – institution have the world at their fingertips, but getting a cap and gown is easier said than done. The hallowed halls are ruled by the sadistic administrator Monobear, who declares that the only way to pass the class is by sending a fellow student home in a body bag.
If you can get away with murder, you’ll get your diploma. But if you’re caught red handed, you’ll find yourself on the receiving end of a deadly detention slip!
When your principal is psychotic and your finals are fatal, high school goes from being the best years of your life – to your last.
Watch Danganronpa: The Animation: http://www.funimation.com/danganronpa-the-animation
Don’t forget. Oct. 3rd is an important day in the world of Fullmetal Alchemist, commemorating the moment that the Elric brothers began their journey by setting their childhood home ablaze and vowing to never turn back.
Here at FUNimation we have officially recognized October 3rd as FMA Day, giving fans of the series a day to share with the world what Fullmetal Alchemist/ Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood means to them.
This year, we’ve decided to throw in a little bit of an incentive for you to share with us your thoughts on this important day.
So, fans what won’t you forget about Fullmetal Alchemist/ Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood? Tell us by words, by song, by video, by fanart, or by cosplay. You can enter one of two ways:
1) Send us your entries to our twitter account (@FUNimation) with the hashtag #FMADayDontForget.
This series is very special to us, and we’re excited to see what FMA means to all of you! Please click here for complete giveaway rules.
As an added special bonus, starting today at noon CT Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos will be available to watch for FREE on our site through the weekend! Grab your friends, and have a viewing party! If you like the movie, click this link to purchase!
C-Control, has recently begun airing on Pivot TV Sundays at 8pm ET/ 7pm CT! Never heard of C-Control? Think financial Pokemon, or you can read this synopsis:
Kimimaro works two jobs to put himself through college. He’s handed an end to his check-to-check lifestyle when he’s offered a large sum of money to compete in a dangerous game. Kimimaro needs the extra cash, but he’ll invest his future as collateral in the Financial District. In this alternate dimension, people wage battles using Assets: warriors that protect their masters at all costs. You get wealthier every time you win, but if you lose, it could rob you of your family, your home, or your life. The destructive forces at play between the Financial District and the physical world compel Kimimaro to confront the most powerful man in the game. In this groundbreaking series, find out if the world will survive or disappear from existence.
Watch the series Sundays on Pivot TV! Click here to find Pivot in your area. Click here for the schedule.
Can’t wait for the next episode? C-Control is available now on BD/DVD Combo. Click here to buy!
About Pivot TV:
Pivot, launched August 1, 2013, is a new television network from Participant Media serving passionate Millennials (18-34) with a diverse slate of talent and a mix of original series, acquired programming, films and documentaries.
Pivot focuses on entertainment that sparks conversation, inspires change and illuminates issues through engaging content, and its website TakePart.com to continue the conversation and connect audiences to a wealth of content and customizable actions. Pivot is also changing the media landscape, available via traditional Pay TV subscription to 40 million-plus homes and integrates a Live and on demand streaming option via its interactive, downloadable Pivot APP. In both content and delivery, Pivot is ‘TV for The New Greatest Generation.’
After reviewing materials, FUNimation has decided to issue a recall on the recent Sankarea release (this applies to both the Limited Edition and Alt versions), rather than the previously offered disc replacement, as the rating on the release will now change from TV14 to TVMA.
If you have purchased this release, and would like a refund, please return product to your retailer.
Be advised that although we are issuing a recall some retailers will still have this product available for sale in the marketplace. Please wait for the unedited release if the current version is not the one you wish to purchase.
We apologize for the inconvenience, and should you have any questions, please feel free to contact [email protected]
We plan to re-release this title with the new materials at a later date once the discs have been authored.
Today is International Translation Day, and we wanted to take this time to thank some very hard working individuals, without whom we wouldn’t be able to understand the anime series we all know and love. So, let’s get to know the awesome people who make up our FUNimation Translation Team! (more…)