Get 50% off Fairy Tail part 8 in the FUNimation Shop!

 

Hey there Fairy Tail fans! This is sure to brighten up your day. We’re running a SALE on Fairy Tail sets in the FUNimation Shop.

 

Get 50% off Fairy Tail Part 8 with the purchase of any other Fairy Tail releases (including pre-orders!) Just use the promo code: FAIRYTAIL8.

 

Promo code is case sensitive. Ends Jan. 26th, so hurry to cash in on this deal!

 

Click here to start shopping!

Ohayocon this Weekend!

FUNimation is heading out to Columbus, Ohio for Ohayocon this weekend. We’ve got lots of fun stuff planned for you at the booth, so you definitely want to swing by to check it out!

 

Our Conventions Manager, Tara McKinney, will be leading two panels this weekend:

 

FUNimation Previews Panel – Saturday @11:30am, Panel 4
Come see extended clips and trailers for some of the hottest anime series from FUNimation!

 

FUNimation Industry Panel – Saturday @7pm, Panel 4
From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news and information from North America’s largest anime distributor–FUNimation.

 

Now, we’re doing things a little differently at the booth this year. We’ve got lots of goodies for you! Select titles will include limited autographed items as a free gift-with-purchase. Supplies are limited, so come early for the best selection. We’ve also got some tiered gifts-with-purchase goodies:

 

- Purchase $125 worth of stuff at our booth and get a free Oni-G Plushie or BooBies Gift Set (this includes the BooBies Calendar and Pennant that were given away at Otakon Vegas!)

 

- Purchase $175 worth of stuff at our booth and get to play our Lucky Draw!

We’ve raided our archives for some SUPER LIMITED gifts-with-purchase. With a $175 level purchase you get to choose from our Lucky Draw for a chance to receive a random prize. Who knows what you’ll get!

 

For more information about Ohayocon, please click this link.

One Piece Sets Sail for Thriller Bark

Flower Mound, Texas (January 17, 2014) – FUNimation® Entertainment announced today it has acquired the U.S. home video rights to Season Six of the action adventure anime series—One Piece. Season Six contains the Thriller Bark Saga, spanning Episodes 337 – 384, and will be released in four installments throughout 2014. That’s not all for One Piece news, though.

FUNimation® Entertainment has also announced the return of the popular One Piece Collection series. Picking up where the series left off, One Piece Collection 9 will contain Episodes 206 – 229 and retail for $34.98 MSRP. Expect to see more of these, as One Piece Collections will continue to be released on a regular basis.

Upcoming Releases
One Piece Collection 9
Episodes: 206 – 229
Release Date: 4/15/2014

One Piece Season Six, Voyage One
Episodes: 337 – 348
Release Date: Fall 2014

This extremely popular series is based on the manga by Eiichiro Oda and follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and his crew of Straw Hat Pirates. The series is currently into its 628th episode. Fans can watch the simulcast episodes Saturdays at 9:00 pm EST on onepieceoffical.com and funimation.com/onepiece.

Shakugan no Shana Movie Holiday Weekend Event

For many people, this weekend is a three-day weekend, and if you’re looking for something to do, how about watching the Shakugan no Shana movie?

 

For this holiday weekend only, we’ll be making the Shakugan no Shana movie available for FREE on our site. You’ll have until the end of day on Monday to watch this as many times as your heart desires. If you really like it, then you can pick up a copy in our FUNimation Shop (while you’re there, check out the rest of the Shakugan no Shana series too!)

 

Click here to start watching!

 

synopsis:

The studio behind Toradora! and Ōkami-san and Her Seven Companions rekindles the first thrilling arc of the seminal action series about a hot-blooded heroine driven to maintain the balance between the ordinary world and the supernatural. Shakugan no Shana the Movie features new scenes and enthralling animation.

 

Wielding a blazing sword, Shana’s sole purpose is to fight demon-like beings that consume human lives. During a volatile war to stop a foe from devouring every life in Misaki City, Shana cuts Yuji in her crossfire. When the villain discovers this teenage boy is gifted with an immense power, he holds Yuji hostage to lure Shana into a trap that could destroy the huntress and the entire city!

Click here to order your copy from the FUNimation Shop.

 

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!