FUNimation Announces Home Video Rights for Hyperdimension Neptunia with a Contest!

FUNimation has acquired the home video rights for Hyperdimension Neptunia, and we’re celebrating the announcement with a contest!


series synopsis:

Based on the hit video game series about modern game consoles– anthropomorphized as cute girls!

In the world of Gamindustri, four competing CPU goddesses rule the lands of Lastation, Leanbox, Lowee, and Planeptune. When dark forces threaten their power, they’ll have to learn to work together if they want to defeat evil. Based on the hit RPG series, it’s the video game console wars as you’ve never seen them before: fought by gorgeous girls!


Hyperdimension Neptunia is coming to home video this winter! Be sure to watch streaming episodes in the meantime on


Now for the contest details!



We’ve teamed up with our friends at NIS America to offer fans the chance to win a copy of the Hyperdimension Neptunia: Producing Perfection Limited Edition for the PS Vita. Entry is simple, just head on over to the FUNimation Facebook page and find the Contest Tab. Enter in the required info on the Contest Tab and you’re done!


You must “Like” both the FUNimation and NIS America Facebook pages to enter this contest. Click here for complete rules.


Hyperdimension Neptunia: Production Perfection releases on June 3rd. Click here to order your copy.



Hetalia: The Beautiful World Cast Announcement Part II: Nyotalia!

By now, you’ve probably heard about the fifth season of Hetalia—Hetalia: The Beautiful World, coming to DVD on July 22. (And if you haven’t? Be sure to pre-order now!) This new season features the more detailed art style from the original manga, and it adapts some of our favorite, funniest manga stories that we previously thought we’d never see animated. Two weeks ago, we revealed the English dub cast for the new characters from season 5, but we hinted at an extended cast announcement coming soon… Today, the wait is over!



If you watched our simulcast, you’ve seen some great episodes from The Beautiful World, but you may or may not know about the five excellent OVAs bundled only with the Season Five DVD. There’s the long-awaited Buon San Valentino episodes, in which Germany gets hilariously… confused about his relationship with Italy (let’s just say there’s a tomato-shaped ring involved…). There’s also an exclusive OVA featuring our favorite nation boys—now as cute girls!


Fans know the genderbent Hetalia as “Nyotalia,” and you may have seen some fanart or cosplay of these cuties at conventions. They’re the Hetalia boys you know and love, but with a bit of a twist! We’re excited to reveal the new extended cast for these nation girls in the OVA. Check them out below!


Celebrate Mother’s Day with Wolf Children cards

Have you seen Wolf Children yet? It’s the perfect movie to watch with your mother this Mother’s Day. This award winning film tells the story of a single mom and the hardships she faces raising two small children on her own. We’ve got some FREE downloadable Mother’s Day cards over on the official Wolf Children website. Click here.


If you’d prefer a digital version to share, check out our digital cards on the Wolf Children Facebook page here.



Experience the latest masterpiece from the internationally-acclaimed, award-winning director of Summer Wars.

Hana was a student before she was a mother. She was bright and pretty, and her future held endless possibilities. Then she met a man, who turned out to be a wolf, and together they built a family. Hana loved her mate fiercely, but fate took him from her, leaving her alone with two unusual kids she didn’t know how to raise. Frightened of being discovered, Hana and her wolf children fled to the countryside to build a new life. Raising her little wild things was an adventure. It left Hana bruised, scratched, exhausted, and joyously overwhelmed as her pups grew stronger and wandered further every day. This is a mother’s journey. Teach your children to chase their dreams – and smile through the tears as they disappear into the world in search of who they will become. Hana wasn’t always a mother, but it was always what she was meant to be.


Did you watch this movie with your mom? What did she think? Click here to order the Wolf Children, available on Blu-ray and DVD.


Hetalia: The Beautiful Makeover!

If you haven’t heard already, Hetalia got a new fifth season– Hetalia: The Beautiful World, and it’s coming to DVD this July! Not only is it a long-awaited new season with everyone’s favorite nation boys, but this time they’re back and better than ever.



If you’ve read the original Hetalia manga, you may notice that the character designs in The Beautiful World are a lot closer to mangaka Hidekaz Himaruya’s art style—lots of detail, bright colors, and intricately-rendered eyes and hair. We took a look at the original anime character designs of the Main Eight way back from the first season to compare to this newer Beautiful World art style—check out the differences!


Even with the cosmetic changes, they’re still the same characters you know and love! Be sure to catch more of their historical hijinks in season 5 – Hetalia: the Beautiful World, available for pre-order now! The Limited Edition comes with an exclusive season 5 bandana, and both season 5 versions feature an adorable chibi sticker set.


30% off Fairy Tail Seasons on Xbox Video!

Great news for all you digital fans out there. During the month of May you can get seasons of Fairy Tail for 30% off on Xbox Video!


Fairy Tail synopsis:

Across the Fiore kingdom, wizards join guilds and make their pay by filling magical needs – but one guild has a reputation as the roughest, rowdiest, most dangerous of all: Fairy Tail!

When four young Fairy Tail members unite, their bond is forged by a power found in neither muscle nor magic and grows stronger with every mission. Whatever you do, don’t mess with these friends or you’ll get a taste of Natsu’s flaming fist or Gray’s ice hammer, suffer a painful blow from one of Lucy’s celestial spirits or catch the edge of Erza’s mighty blade! Whether they’re stopping demons from devastating the world or wrestling in the mess hall, this mystical team manages to inflict as much damage to their rivals as they do to the surrounding area!


Don’t have any Xbox Video account? Well, we’ve got you covered. Get the lowest price on Fairy Tail Blu-rays and DVDs from our FUNimation Shop! Don’t forget to also pick up a FUNimation subscription so you can watch the latest episodes of Fairy Tail fresh from Japan!


Click here to get started.



Cast Announcement – The Devil is a Part-timer – Day 1

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Ok, if you don’t understand maou speak, here’s the translation: It’s time for some English cast announcements! We hope you’re as excited as we are for the upcoming release of The Devil is a Part-timer!


We’re rolling these out over the next few days, so be sure to come back tomorrow for more! Take a look below at our cast reveals for Day 1!



Ghost in the Shell: Arise – Borders 1 & 2 Screenings via Tugg

Fans will be able to see Ghost in the Shell: Arise – Borders 1 & 2 on the big screen on May 29th via! Just take a look below at the list of theaters, plus a link to buy tickets. We need a minimum number of attendees for each screening to make them happen, so please spread the word and get your friends and family to go.


In addition, the first 50 people who purchase tickets online will receive a limited edition Ghost in the Shell: Arise poster! Fans can pick up their posters with a valid photo i.d. at the theater the night of the screening.



In this highly anticipated prequel set in the year after the fourth World War, cyborg and hacker Motoko Kusanagi finds herself wrapped up in the investigation of a devastating bombing. But she’s not the only one looking for answers—as she delves deeper into the mystery of who is behind the attack, a specialized team unlike any before begins to take shape.


Back to Chicago for Anime Central!


Who’s excited for Anime Central?  We are!  We’ve got a great weekend planned for May 16 – 18, packed with English dub premieres and special booth promotions!  So, read on for more information.


3:30-4:30pm – FUNimation Previews (Panel Room 1)
Come see extended clips and trailers for some of the newest anime series from FUNimation!

7:00-9:00pm – Red Data Girl English Dub Premiere with Joel McDonald and Bryn Apprill (Panel Room 1)
series synopsis:
Shy 15-year-old Izumiko Suzuhara has trouble fitting in. Not only was she raised by her grandfather at the local shrine with little exposure to the outside world, but modern communication devices like computers or cell phones strangely crash whenever she touches them. After her childhood acquaintance, the handsome but prickly Miyuki Sagara, suddenly reappears and enrolls in her school, Izumiko learns that she is the last vessel of the goddess Himegami, and Miyuki is forced to serve as her guardian. Although the two of fail to get along at the beginning, their meeting marks the beginning of a shift in Izumiko’s destiny.

Series releases on DVD 6/17.


2:00-3:00pm – FUNimation Industry Panel (Panel Room 1)
From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news and information from North America’s largest anime distributor–FUNimation.


3:30-5:30pm – Date A Live English Dub Premiere with Joel McDonald, Josh Grelle, Bryn Apprill, and Tia Ballard (Rosemont Ballroom)
series synopsis:
30 years ago, a disaster known as a spacequake obliterated the center of Eurasia without warning, leaving 150 million corpses in its wake. Ever since that day, mankind has lived in constant fear of the spontaneously recurring spacequakes.

One day, an ordinary high school boy named Shido Itsuka discovers a mysterious girl at ground zero of a recent spacequake. Shido learns, through the help of his sister Kotori, that the girl is one of the Spirits: mystical creatures responsible for the genesis of the spacequakes. As captain of the anti-Spirit airship Ratatoskr, Kotori recruits Shido to help “seal” the sprits, thus ending their threat to mankind.

There’s just one catch: the only way to seal a spirit – is to make her fall in love with you.

Series releases on BD/DVD Combo 6/10