FUNimation Broadcast Dubs Taking a Break for the Holidays

FUNimation Broadcast Dub

 

Hey there, fans! Hope you’ve been enjoying our FUNimation Broadcast Dub episodes of Laughing Under the Clouds and Psycho-Pass 2. This post is to let you know that we’ll be taking this coming weekend off for the holidays (December 27th) so there will be no new episodes this Saturday. BUT, we’ll be right back again at the start of the year with more!

 

In the meantime, you can catch up on episodes! Click here for Laughing Under the Clouds and click here for Psycho-Pass 2.

 

 

FUNimation’s First Convention of 2015 – Ikkicon!

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Our first convention of the new year and we’re heading down to Austin for Ikkicon! Check out information for our panels and premieres below!

 

FUNimation Panel Information:

 

FUNimation Previews Panel – Friday @ 7pm

Join us to watch some extended clips and trailers for the hottest new releases from FUNimation!

 

FUNimation Industry Panel – Saturday @ 12pm

From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, come hear the latest news and information from North America’s largest anime distributor–FUNimation!

 

FUNimation Peep Show Panel – Saturday @ 10:30pm

Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW. Watch some jiggly clips and trailers from some of the hottest FUNimation titles. Don’t forget to bring some tissues, you know, for the nose bleeds. This is an 18+ panel, so bring your IDs.

 

 

FUNimation Premieres:

 

puchimas2PUCHIM@S Premiere – Friday @ 5pm

 

series synopsis:

Fans of the iDOLM@STER franchise won’t want to miss this super cute spinoff! Hyperactive hijinks are sure to follow when the idol girls of 765 Productions discover the mysterious Puchidols – chibis with adorable abilities – have invaded their office!

 

 

 

 

 

freezing vibrationFreezing Vibration English Dub Premiere – Saturday @ 7pm

This is an 18+ screening!

 

series synopsis:

 
Satellizer el Bridget and some of the most powerful – and desirable – Pandoras in the world are summoned to a secret base in the wilds of Alaska. These gorgeous warriors arrive primed for battle, but they soon discover the true purpose for their presence: to assist the clandestine Chevalier organization in forging a new breed of soldier – E-Pandoras! Once normal girls, these eager beauties volunteered to have their bodies genetically-enhanced in order to join the fight against the deadly alien invaders plaguing the planet. But there’s more to becoming a superhuman battle vixen than tattered uniforms and sultry slugfests. Rumors of heinous experimentation haunt the E-Pandora project, and only Satellizer and her loyal companion Kazuya can unravel the mystery before it’s too late!
 

 

 

 

PLUS! – FUNimation Booth Bonus:

 

  • Free lanyards with any purchase from the FUNimation booth!
  •  An extremely limited number of FUNimation.com Cowboy Bebop Exclusive Editions will be available for purchase. Come early for your chance to take one home!

 

 

FUNimation App Now Available on PS3

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Happy Holidays FUNimation fans! We have a big announcement to share with you all!

 

The first version of the FUNimation PS3 app is now available for download, free from the PlayStation Store! This new streaming app allows you to watch the latest and greatest anime episodes on your  PS3 with your FUNimation Streaming Service account.

 

This first version of the PS3 app provides the basic features needed to stream anime. Advanced features such as Search and Queue will be added early in 2015, along with a PS4 app. We wanted to get the PS3 app out now, and upgrade it later so that you can start enjoying the content on your PS3.

 

Thank you, and we can’t wait to see what you think of our new PlayStation apps!

 

Happy Holidays,

FUNimation

FUNimation Acquires Rights for Rolling Girls

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CUTE GIRLS ON MOTORCYCLES!

 

FUNimation is pleased to announce that we have acquired the rights for Rolling Girls!  Get ready for an action-packed and awesomely-animated new show—and the first original TV animated series from Wit Studio, the powerhouse that brought you Attack on Titan! After Wit Studio burst through the gates with Attack on Titan as their first animated series, both fandom and industry have been closely following to see what they’ll bring us next. Aside from cool characters and motorcycles, The Rolling Girls features energetic fight scenes and dynamic movement that any animation visual effects fan (that’s sakuga otaku) will love. Check out the trailer to see that in action!

 

What’s The Rolling Girls actually about? The short of it is that a kickass group of girls ride around a war-ravaged Japan on their sweet bikes, solving problems and figuring stuff out in this brave new world. For more details, here’s the synopsis:

 

Gun your engines and get ready for the full-throttle adventure of The Rolling Girls, the first original anime from the studio that brought you Attack on Titan! In the wake of the Great Tokyo War, Japan, as the world once knew it, no longer exists. What remains is a fragmented network of independent nations ruled by heroes known as the Bests. Each Best commands an army made of the Rest as they seek to conquer anyone in their path. Enter Nozomi, Yukina, Ai, and Chiaya. These four intrepid and adorable girls are ordered by their Best to travel across the country by motorcycle, keeping a watchful eye on the field of battle wherever they encounter violence between warring nations!

 

Streaming schedule is TBA at this time, so stay tuned for more info coming soon!

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Celebrate the Acquisition of Inari Kon Kon With a Free Calendar!

Do you love Japanese culture?  Fantasy or romance anime? ADORABLE chibi foxes?

 

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(Seriously, we’re not kidding around about the adorableness of THIS FOX.)

 

If your answer is yes to any of these, look out for our upcoming home video release of Inari Kon Kon (full Japanese title: Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha.) coming in 2015, a lovely little series full of cool Japanese mythology, gorgeous shrines, heartwarming romance, AND… refreshingly well-written, likeable characters? Seriously, as cute as this show is, it’s got some moments of maturity and character development that belie its sweet exterior.

 

To celebrate the home video release, we’re giving you a downloadable year calendar featuring the exquisite Japan-inspired artwork of the show! Use them as your desktop wallpaper to keep track of the dates, or print them out and stick them on your wall as a physical reminder! Click here to download the calendar now.

 

 

 

inari_keyseries synopsis:

Inari is a cheerful girl in Kyoto who has a crush on one of the coolest guys in her middle school, but she can’t seem to confess her feelings to him. After saving a beautiful goddess’s familiar, the deity blesses Inari with the ability to shapeshift—much to the chagrin to the rest of the spiritual world. Will love bloom for the newly empowered girl when the spirits intervene?

 

Our Inari Kon Kon home video release will feature the complete series PLUS the never-before-simulcast OVA episode, featuring Kon’s even-MORE-adorable human form (not seen in the anime series proper)! This series will be released subtitle-only (Japanese audio with English subtitles).

 

Click here for more information about Inari Kon Kon, and to watch episodes on our site!

FUNimation Site Updates

Great news, FUNimation fans! We’ve undergone some major upgrades to our site to make your viewing experience even better. Take a look below for some of the improvements.

 

Users May Notice:

  • The video player now remembers where you left off on all episodes and movies.

 

  • Based on user feedback, we have completely overhauled the Queue.
  • Add any show to your Queue directly from the Queue. Just choose a Show and click “Add to Queue”.

 

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FUNimation 2015 Convention Schedule

We know you all are looking forward to this upcoming convention season as much as we are! We’ve got a ton of awesome, fun stuff planned for you this year and we can’t wait to get started!

 

Take a look below at our 2015 Convention Schedule:

 

oniG mechaIkkicon – Jan 2 – Austin, TX
Otakon Vegas – Jan 16 – Las Vegas, NV
PAX South – Jan 23 – San Antonio, TX
OhayoCon – Jan 30 – Columbus, OH
Anime Milwaukee – Feb 13 – Milwaukee, WI
Katsucon – Feb 13 – National Harbor, MD
PAX East – March 6 – Boston, MA
SXSW Gaming – March 13 – Austin, TX
Anime Detour – March 27 – Bloomington, MN
Anime Boston – April 3 – Boston, MA
C2E2 – April 24 – Chicago, IL
Anniminneapolis – May 8 – Minneapolis, MN
Anime Central – May 15 – Rosemont, IL
MomoCon – May 28 – Atlanta, GA
Project Akon – June 5 – Dallas, TX
Florida SuperCon – June 26 – Miami, FL
Anime Expo – July 2 – Los Angeles, CA
SDCC – July 8 – San Diego, CA
Otakon – July 24 – Baltimore, MD
San Japan – July 31 – San Antonio, TX
Otakuthon – August 7 – Montreal, Quebec Canada
AnimeFest – September 4 – Dallas, TX
NDK – Sept 11 – Denver, CO
Anime Weekend Atlanta – September 24 – Atlanta, GA
NYCC – October 8 – New York, NY

 

*Please note that this list is subject to change, and we may be adding more conventions throughout the year as they get confirmed.

 

 

Win a One Year Subscription to FUNimation.com!

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Help our friends at GameSamba launch their new Rainbow Saga server and earn a chance to win some prizes!

 

Rainbow Saga is a free-to-play sidescrolling MMORPG that you can play in your browser. Pick from three classes and battle a variety of crazy enemies, ranging from sentient pineapples to demons, in an attempt to rescue the kidnapped princess and save the kingdom of Troonmill.

 

We’ve given GameSamba several prizes:

 

  • 1 First Place Winner gets a One Year Subscription to FUNimation.com
  • 4 Second Place Winners get a One Month Subscriptions to FUNimation.com
  • 10 Third Place Winners get a $5 off coupon towards the FUNimation Store.

 

The requirements are that you must play the game here http://rainbow.gamesamba.com on the GameSamba server, and reach Level 20 in the game by then end of the year. All players who reach that level, are entered into the prize drawing.

 

So what are you waiting for? Lets Play!

 

FUNimation Returning Simulcasts for Winter 2015

Yesterday, we announced we have obtained the rights to the highly anticipated anime series–Assassination Classroom! Today, we’ve got SEVEN titles for you!

 

We’re going to see some familiar faces this winter! Take a look below at the shows returning for Winter 2015!

 

fairy tailFairy Tail

Streaming every Fridays at 9pm ET

 

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!

 

Click here to check out episodes now!

 

 

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Streaming every Saturday at 9pm ET

 

The battle in Dressrosa rages on as Luffy & Law’s alliance is put to the test against the powerful Don Quixote Pirates.

 

series synopsis:

 

Monkey D. Luffy is a boy with big dreams. This daring rubber-man refuses to let anyone or anything stand in the way of his quest to become king of all pirates. With a course charted for the treacherous waters of the Grand Line, Luffy strikes out in search of a crew – and a boat. Along the way he’ll do battle with scallywag clowns, fishy foes, and an entire fleet of marines eager to see him walk the plank. The stakes are high, but with each adventure, Luffy adds a new friend to his gang of Straw Hat Pirates! Like his hero Gold Roger, this is one captain who’ll never drop anchor until he’s claimed the greatest treasure on Earth – the Legendary One Piece!

 

Watch episodes now on http://funimation.com/one-piece or http://onepieceofficial.com

 

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Weiß Schwarz Fairy Tail Trading Card Game Comes to the U.S.

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Any Fairy Tail fans also collectible card game fans? We’ve got some exciting news for you! The Weiß Schwarz Fairy Tail trading card game is finally coming to the U.S. in English!

 

Never heard of Weiß Schwarz before? Well, it’s a collectible card game that’s a huge hit in Japan. It features characters and events from popular anime series and now includes the smash fantasy hit–Fairy Tail!

 

The game lets you pit anime characters against each other in intense card battles–the last player standing is the winner. Cards feature stunning anime art (see above) with special rare cards including voice actor and creator autographs! Click here to learn more about the rules of the game.

 

So, if you’ve ever wanted to see Natsu and Grey REALLY duke it out, Weiß Schwarz is something you definitely need to check out!

 

For more information about Weiß Schwarz, please click here to visit their site.