Kamisama Kiss Paper Lantern Craft DIY

We’ve got a super cute DIY project for you–Kamisama Kiss Paper Lantern Crafts!

 

These are free downloadable PDFs that you can print at home and assemble. Just follow the directions below:

 

-  Download the four origami lanterns—one for Tomoe, Nanami, Kurama and Mizuki.

-  Cut out the color origami square on the first page.

-  Fold the lantern according to the instructions on page 2—make sure to pay attention to the blank side and color side.

-  You’re done! Display your new Kamisama Kiss lanterns however you like– you can string a bunch of them up for a long line of lanterns!

 

If you’re not familiar with the series, here’s a short synopsis for you. Find the download links for each of the characters below!

 

synopsis:
Nanami was just a normal high school girl down on her luck until a stranger’s lips marked her as the new Land God and turned her world upside down. Now, she’s figuring out the duties of a deity with the help of Tomoe, a reformed fox demon who reluctantly becomes her familiar in a contract sealed with a kiss. The new responsibilities—and boys—are a lot to handle, like the crow demon masquerading as a gorgeous pop idol and the adorable snake spirit who’s chosen the newly minted god to be his bride. As the headstrong Tomoe tries to whip her into shape, Nanami finds that love just might have cute, pointed fox ears. With romance in the air, will the human deity be able to prove herself worthy of her new title?

 

Nanami

Nanami starts out as a broke, down-on-her-luck high school girl without a roof over head, but one kiss from a stranger changes everything and turns her into the new Land God! But it’s not easy being a deity. Not only does she have to master the duties and skills needed to fulfill her new role, she also got a host of boys—spirits and demons alike—to deal with.

 

Click here to download the Nanami paper lantern pattern.

 

Tomoe

Tomoe used to be a fox demon, but he’s totally reformed—honest! Now, he serves as the Land God’s familiar (though with his headstrong demeanor and commanding presence, it almost feels like he’s in charge sometimes). Tomoe might seem stubborn at first, but he’s a fiercely loyal servant who’ll stand by Nanami no matter what the cost.

 

Click here to download the Tomoe paper lantern pattern.

 

Kurama

He may look like an ordinary—if a little theatrical—pop idol, but beneath Kurama’s celebrity is a closely guarded secret: he’s really a crow demon! The girls may fawn over him at school, but Nanami takes much longer to soften up to the charismatic spirit. Maybe it has something to do with him trying to eat her right after she became the Land God…

 

Click here to download the Kurama paper lantern pattern.

 

Mizuki

Mizuki—a snake spirit—takes a liking to Nanami right away. A real liking. As in, he marks her as his new bride and kidnaps her *just* a little bit (with the best intentions, of course). If Nanami and Tomoe can get over all that, though, the delicate spirit has the potential to become an important part of the Land God’s entourage.

 

Click here to download the Mizuki paper lantern pattern.

 

Kamisama Kiss releases on BD/DVD Combo on Feb. 11th. Pre-order your Goddess Edition now before they’re all gone!

Elite Video Subscription Simulcasts – See It First!

 

Starting today, Elite Video Subscribers will get exclusive access to new simulcast episodes the day they are added to FUNimation.com! Subscribers will get commercial free, HD simulcast episodes online and across the FUNimation apps. Don’t wait an extra week to see the latest episodes of the newest shows fresh from Japan!*

 

Check out what simulcasts are airing this season on our simulcast page.

 

Not an Elite Video Subscriber yet? Don’t miss an episode and start your 14-day free trial today! It takes less than a minute to sign up and get instant access to the first broadcast of all simulcasts this season as well as over 9,000 dub & sub episodes.

Visit FUNimation.com/subscribe to get started.

 

*One Piece and Toriko not included

 

New Release Tuesday – SUUUUUUUPER!

It’s Tuesday, and today we continue on the magnificent voyage that is One Piece. Season 5, Voyage 5 is now available on DVD.

 

synopsis:

 

The Straw Hats hit dry dock after the death of their beloved boat!

Luffy and his mates emerged victorious from the battle at Enies Lobby, but after bidding a fiery farewell to the Going Merry, these pirates won’t be going anywhere! There’s a hefty new bounty of each of their heads, and their only hope for escape rests on the cyborg soldiers of Franky. The blue-haired, speedo-sporting, shipwright offers to build the Straw Hats a new vessel, but time is of the essence. Some very familiar marines are breathing down their necks, and the crew can’t set sail without a boat – or their stubborn sniper. A bombastic barrage of cannonballs inches closer and closer as the Straw Hats wait to see whether Frank will join the family, Usopp can swallow his pride, or if an angry face from Luffy’s past will sink their new ship!

 

Have you been keeping up with the One Piece releases?

 

 

Ikki Tousen Xtreme Xecutor English Cast

Ikki Tousen Xtreme Xecutor & Shugaku Toshi Keppu-roku OVA will be available on DVD on March 11th. There are a few new characters, and obviously we’ve got some returning characters, so let’s take a look at the English cast list below!

 

CHARACTER – ACTOR

HAKUFU Carrie Savage
KOUKIN Ted Sroka
RYOMOU Willow Lane
MOUKAKU Jessica Straus
BACHOU Cherami Leigh
SOUJIN Bonnie Gordon
GAKUSHU Ivan Buckley
CHOKO William Frederick
KAN’U Rachel Robinson
RYUUBI B. Simpson
GOEI Wendee Lee
KOUMEI Megan Harvey
MOUYUU Trina Hilbe
TEN’I Rachel Hirschfeld
EKITOKU Jessica Calvello
KENTEI & SHIBAI Julie Rei Goldstein
KAKOTON Josh Phillips
SOUSOU Greg Weisman
SONKEN Lauren Landa
RYOFU Robin Rhodpa
CHOUSHOU Caitlin Glass
GENPOU Cristina Vee
SUIKYOU Mike Pollock
SAJI Liam O’Brien
KANSUI Jay D. Stone

 

And now for a look at the English dub trailer!

 

synopsis:

Get pumped for a new season of full frontal fights busting out between student bodies in warfare! Round four of the titillating action epic delivers double the ditz when the master of school uniform disasters gets a disciple! Word of a tournament gets around, and Hakufu’s ready to rumble. But training a pupil is tiring work—and catching some random ZZZs puts a delay on her dreams of combat conquest. When a sinister force sabotages the rival schools into submission, the warriors’ fates reveal themselves in gravity-defying fisticuffs. Can Hakufu muscle her way to victory and save her friends from repeating their fatal past? Only the power of the dragons can tell!

 

This release includes episodes 1 – 12 and the OVA. Special features also contain the Six Dreamy Views episodes 1 – 6.

Click this link to pre-order now!

Kamisama Kiss Click N Drag Game

Have you ever played a Click N Drag game? Basically, what you do is you take a screenshot of the GIFs below and it will tell your story!

 

Who’s crushing on you? Who will steal your first kiss? Post your results in the comments, we’d love to see!

 

Not familiar with the Kamisama Kiss series? Here’s a quick synopsis:

Nanami was just a normal high school girl down on her luck until a stranger’s lips marked her as the new Land God and turned her world upside down. Now, she’s figuring out the duties of a deity with the help of Tomoe, a reformed fox demon who reluctantly becomes her familiar in a contract sealed with a kiss. The new responsibilities—and boys—are a lot to handle, like the crow demon masquerading as a gorgeous pop idol and the adorable snake spirit who’s chosen the newly minted god to be his bride. As the headstrong Tomoe tries to whip her into shape, Nanami finds that love just might have cute, pointed fox ears. With romance in the air, will the human deity be able to prove herself worthy of her new title?

 

Be sure to place your pre-orders for the Kamisama Kiss Goddess Premium Edition. We are only making a limited number of these, so better get yours before they’re all gone!  The series releases on BD/DVD Combo on February 11th.

 

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?