Who’s your favorite Twin-Tail?

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Do you really like hairstyles? I mean, really like hairstyles? Do buns make you go bun-anas? Do ponytails make you want to do the pony? Do french braids make you scream “Oo La La”? Then we’ve got the show for you– Gonna be the Twin-tail!

 

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Soji is an average high school boy and devoted lover of pigtails. But when monsters with a thirst for human spirit energy invade earth, Soji (along with the help of a mysterious pig-tailed stranger) must transform into a pigtailed girl to defeat them.

 

We’re up to episode 7 of the series, and we’ve had the chance to meet a lovely array of twin-tails. So, which one is your favorite: Tail Red, Tail Blue, or Tail Yellow? Comment below, or on the designated Contest Thread on our Facebook page, with your fave and why, and you could win one of two theatrical sized Gonna be the Twin-Tail! posters. You have from now until November 24th to submit your entries!

 

EDIT: CONTEST OVER!

Congratulations to espeon64 and Quentin Dulaney, our two random winners for this contest! You have already been sent messages to your Inbox on FUNimation.com or via a private message on Facebook (Check the “other” box in your messages). Thanks to everyone who participated!

 

Click here for complete contest rules.

 

 

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Gonna be the Twin-Tail! streams every Thursday at 1:46pm ET/ 12:46pm CT. Click here to watch episodes now!

 

New Release Tuesday: Yo-Ho-Ho and a Magical Nun

For this week’s New Release Tuesday, we’re bringing you pirates, science, and sorcery!  Let’s jump in and see what all is releasing today in the FUNimation shop!

 

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Prepare to embark on a horrifying voyage into the heart of darkness!

While drifting through haunted waters, the Straw Hats encounter a ghost ship inhabited by a walking, talking skeleton. Luffy quickly befriends the ghastly newcomer, but the rest of his mates want nothing to do with this panty-obsessed bag of bones. Before the mystery of the seagoing skeleton can be deciphered, the Straw Hats find themselves trapped within the terrifying walls of Thriller Bark! The situation gets even spookier as our heroes encounter invisible fiends, a graveyard of the undead, possessed paintings, and a zombie samurai! To make matters worse, Zoro and Sanji suddenly vanish – and Chopper, Usopp, and Nami get trapped inside a coffin. While his crew flounders in this floating house of horrors, Luffy sets his sights on a showdown with the man behind the madness: the shadow-stealing monster Gecko Moria!

 

 

 

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One Piece – Season Six, Voyage Two

 

Available today on DVD – Click here!

 

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Get ready for a boatload of goose bumps as the Thriller Bark spookfest continues!

Luffy’s impulsive attack on Gecko Moria ends up costing the rubber-man something he can’t live without – his shadow! When Zoro and Sanji find themselves in the same boat, the three fierce fighters must find a way to recapture what was lost, or face the possibility of death by sunlight. Luckily, their skeleton friend, Brook, knows the trick to defeating Moria’s zombie army, and he’ll gladly share the secret in exchange for a little help defeating a sinister zombie samurai! Meanwhile, Nami is kidnapped by an undead scoundrel who wants to make her his wife, and Usopp must rely on his natural state of negativity if he hopes to survive his encounter with a gothic Lolita and her ghostly minions. Hair raising thrills are the story of the hour as the Straw Hats attempt to escape Thriller Bark with their shadows – and souls – intact!

 

 

 

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A Certain Magical Index – Season One – Complete

 

Available now for the first time on Blu-ray/DVD combo pack – Click here!

 

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Now on Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack for the first time!

Science and sorcery make for an explosive mix in A Certain Magical Index, an enthralling experiment in sci-fi adventure from the studio that brought you Toradora and Slayers Revolution!

Kamijo is a student in Academy City, where people use science to develop supernatural abilities. The guy’s got a lot of heart – luckily for a young nun named Index. She’s on the run from a sorcery society that covets the astonishing 103,000 volumes of magical knowledge stored in her memory. When Index stumbles into Kamijo’s life, she find a faithful friend and protector, and while Kamijo’s easily the weakest kid in Academy City, he’s got something else going for him: the Imagine Breaker, an unexplainable power stored in his right hand that negates the powers of others. With scientists and sorcerers attacking from all sides, the Imagine Breaker will definitely come in handy – but it’s Kamijo’s loyalty to Index that will be his greatest weapon in the fight to keep her safe.

 

 

Live Out Your Wildest Fantasies With These Space Dandy Premium Edition Releases

Brace your wallets, people, because Dandy and his crew are coming to Blu-ray in serious style.

 

To celebrate the release of the Shinichiro Watanabe space comedy, Space Dandy, which premiered simultaneously in Japanese and English (on Adult Swim) earlier this year, we’re giving you the chance to live out your ‘Dandiest’ of fantasies in two limited released, premium edition sets.

 

Delivering the Boobies Experience (FUNimation Store Exclusive)

Honey and the girls at Boobies are definitely on the “must see” list of every space adventurer out there. Can’t make it to the nearest Boobies in your galaxy, though? Fear not, fellow breastaurant-going patron. You can get the ultimate Boobies experience right here – with the FUNimation Exclusive Edition of Space Dandy: Season One. Each box comes with loads of Boobies accessories and gifts you won’t find anywhere else.

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  • Season One Limited Edition (Blu-ray/DVD Combo) w/ Five (5) Limited Edition Art Cards
  • Boobies Trucker Hat
  • Boobies Logo Decal
  • Boobies Pennant
  • Boobies Stickers (Set of 2)
  • Boobies 2015 Calendar

 

“The Boobies Experience Edition” is a limited release, FUNimation Store Exclusive. You can pre-order your copy here!  

 

 

Join the Aloha Oe Crew (Amazon Exclusive)

There’s only one Dandy out there, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try to look as good. Let us help you out with a “The Aloha Oe Crew Edition” of Space Dandy: Season One – exclusive to Amazon. Featuring an official replica belt buckle and charm donned by Dandy himself, you’ll be turning the heads of alien hotties everywhere – regardless of what planet you may crash land on.

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  • Season One Limited Edition (Blu-ray/DVD Combo) w/ Five (5) Limited Edition Art Cards
  • Aloha Oe Trucker Hat
  • Aloha Oe Logo Decal
  • Space Dandy Replica Belt Buckle
  • Space Dandy Replica Charm Necklace

 

“The Aloha Oe Crew Edition” is a limited release, Amazon Exclusive. Pre-orders are currently not available for this release, but they should be up by the end o the week — stay tuned!

 

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Of course, the standard, LE version of Space Dandy: Season One is also available!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Space Dandy: Season One releases February 17, 2015 on Blu-ray & DVD.

 

 

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Space Dandy is a dandy guy in space! This dreamy adventurer with a to-die-for pompadour travels across the galaxy in search of aliens no one has ever laid eyes on. Each new species he discovers earns him a hefty reward, but this dandy has to be quick on his feet because it’s first come – first served! Accompanied by his sidekicks, a rundown robot named QT and Meow the cat-looking space alien, Dandy bravely explores unknown worlds inhabited by a variety aliens. Join the best dressed alien hunter in all of space and time as he embarks on an adventure that ends at the edge of the universe!

A Certain Magical Index II: Magic vs. Science Showdown!

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When magic and science collide, who wins the war? YOU decide! In honor of the release of A Certain Magical Index II, Part One on Blu-ray and DVD, we’re asking the fans which force they think would win in a showdown: Magic or Science?  Just to make it fair, we’re going to include characters from all across our FUNimation brands. Natsu vs. Ed Elric, Rias vs. Okabe, Bayonetta vs. Motoko? Who do you think will win? Vote to find out!

 

We’ll be posting a new match up each day, so be sure to come back and vote for your favorites!

 

EDIT: SHOWDOWN OVER! MAGIC WINS 4:3!!  SEE RESULTS BELOW.

 

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See the results of Academy City’s first all-out war in A Certain Magical Index II, available for pre-order now!

 

index ii part oneNeed brushing up on the Index universe? We’ve got back-to-back monthly releases of the entire franchise—be sure to complete your collection today! Click here.

 

• A Certain Magical Index II, Part 1
• A Certain Magical Index – The Complete First Season (November 18)
• A Certain Magical Index II, Part 2 (December 16)
• A Certain Scientific Railgun – The Complete First Season (January 20, 2015)
• A Certain Magical Index – The Movie – The Miracle of Endymion (February 27, 2015)

Free! -Eternal Summer- Cast Announcement: Sosuke, Gou and the rest!

It’s our last dub cast announcement for Free! -Eternal Summer-! Today we’re bringing you the featured new rival character Sosuke, the tall and intimidating butterfly specialist and Rin’s best friend from Samezuka High School! We’ve also got Rin’s little sister, the Iwatobi Swim Club manager and fan-favorite female muscle enthusiast Gou, we mean Kou Matsuoka!

 

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Sosuke is played by Ian Sinclair, the voice of Hetalia’s Romano, Space Dandy’s titular character Dandy, and Brook from One Piece. Gou is voiced by Jamie Marchi, who played Panty in Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, Rias Gremory for High School DxD, and the narrator in Hetalia.

 

Finally, here are a few more cast members from Free! ES:

 

CHARACTER ACTOR OTHER ROLES
Miho Amakata Caitlin Glass Haruhi Fujioka (Ouran High School Host Club)
Winry Rockbell (Fullmetal Alchemist)
Seijuro Mikoshiba Robert McCollum Shinya Kogami (Psycho-Pass)
Date Masamune (Sengoku Basara)
Goro Sasabe Christopher R. Sabat Vegeta, Piccolo (Dragon Ball Z)
Roronoa Zoro (One Piece)
Takuya Uozumi Clifford Chapin Conny Springer (Attack on Titan)
Kaito Yashio (Robotics;Notes)
Kazuteru Minami Micah Solusod Mizuki (Kamisama Kiss)
Soul Eater (Soul Eater)

 

ADR Director: Jerry Jewell (voice of Momo!)

ADR Engineers: Alyssa Galindo/ Kenneth Thompson

Adapted Scriptwriter: J. Michael Tatum (voice of Rei!)

 

You may have noticed that the cast list is a bit incomplete. There are still some characters that have not been cast yet, so stay tuned for those sometime in the future!

 

We asked them a couple questions related to the show!

 

Ian Sinclair, voice of Sosuke:

 

Question: Can you swim? If so, what’s your best stroke?

Ian: Like a fish. Freestyle.

 

Question: What’s your favorite marine animal?

Ian: A nudibranch.

 

Question: When you were in high school, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Ian: A Rock God.

 

And for Jamie Marchi, voice of Gou, a special Gou-specific question:

 

Question: What’s your favorite muscle (on a guy)?

Jamie: The tongue.

 

Here’s your Free! -Eternal Summer- cast!

Haruka Nanase – Todd Haberkorn
Rin Matsuoka – Vic Mignogna
Makoto Tachibana – Johnny Yong Bosch
Nagisa Hazuki – Greg Ayres
Rei Ryugazaki – J. Michael Tatum
Gou Matsuoka – Jamie Marchi
Sosuke Yamazaki – Ian Sinclair
Momotaro Mikoshiba – Jerry Jewell
Aiichiro Nitori – Josh Grelle
Seijuro Mikoshiba – Robert McCollum
Miho Amakata – Caitlin Glass
Goro Sasabe – Christopher R. Sabat
Takuya Uozumi – Clifford Chapin
Kazuteru Minami – Micah Solusod

 

Check out the previous cast announcements by clicking this link.

 

Thanks for following along! Keep following the Free! -Eternal Summer- Tumblr and Facebook page, or sign up for our email newsletter updates for more upcoming updates on the series, including news about the English dub!

 

 

(As a reminder, if you’re curious about the status of the Free! season 1 home video release and haven’t heard yet, be sure to check out this blog entry for the full explanation. We currently have no newer updates at this time.)

Free! -Eternal Summer- Cast Announcement: Momo & Ai

Today’s Free! -Eternal Summer- dub cast announcement is a double team! We’re featuring more Samezuka Swim Club members—Eternal Summer newcomer and hyperactive stag beetle collector Momotaro Mikoshiba (Momo) and Rin’s not-so-secret, pure-hearted admirer, the shy Aiichiro Nitori (Ai-chan).

 

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Momo is played by Jerry Jewell, the voice behind Hetalia’s Russia, Black Butler’s Lau, and Fruits Basket’s Kyo Sohma (another rowdy redhead!). Ai is played by Josh Grelle, who brought you such roles as Attack on Titan’s Armin Arlert, Princess Jellyfish’s Kuranosuke Koibuchi, and The Devil is a Part-Timer!’s Sadao Maou.

 

Josh answered a couple questions for us!

 

Question: Can you swim? If so, what’s your best stroke?

Josh: Yes. I’m great at floating.

 

Question: What’s your favorite marine animal?

Josh: Jellyfish.

 

Question: When you were in high school, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Josh: Actor.

 

Stay tuned! Tomorrow we’re bringing you the final day of our dub cast announcements with Sosuke, Gou, and more members of the Free! -Eternal Summer- cast! The announcements hit first on the Free! -Eternal Summer- Tumblr and Facebook page, so make sure you’re following them for the most up-to-date news! For more updates about Free! – Eternal Summer - be sure to also sign up for our newsletter here

 

Cast so far:

 

Rei Ryugazaki – J. Michael Tatum
Nagisa Hazuki – Greg Ayres
Makoto Tachibana – Johnny Yong Bosch
Haruka Nanase – Todd Haberkorn
Rin Matsuoka – Vic Mignogna
Momotaro Mikoshiba – Jerry Jewell
Aiichiro Nitori – Josh Grelle

 

Check out the previous cast announcements by clicking this link.

 

(As a reminder, if you’re curious about the status of the Free! season 1 home video release and haven’t heard yet, be sure to check out this blog entry for the full explanation. We currently have no newer updates at this time.)

 

Free! -Eternal Summer- Cast Announcement: Rin

We’re on our fifth day of dub cast announcements for Free! -Eternal Summer-, and we know a lot of you fans have been very excited to see who’s who in the English cast– even to the point of making fake cast announcement images! (Yes, that previous “leaked” cast announcement image that you may have seen was a fan-made fake—be sure to check official FUNimation and Free! ES channels for real announcements!) Today we’re excited to finally unveil the real long-awaited (but not final!) Free! ES cast announcement, this time for Rin Matsuoka, the shark-toothed and snarky new captain of the Samezuka Swim Team! And Rin’s voice actor is…

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…Lucky guess.

 

Rin is played by Vic Mignogna, whom you may recognize from such roles as Edward Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist), Tamaki Suou (Ouran High School Host Club), Zero Kiryu (Vampire Knight), Fai D. Flowright (Tsubasa) and Karoku (Karneval)! Fun fact—Vic Mignogna and Rin’s Japanese voice actor Mamoru Miyano share a couple other roles—specifically Tamaki and Zero.

 

We asked Vic a few Free! ES-related questions!

 

Question: Can you swim? If so, what’s your best stroke?

Vic: Yes! I earned all my YMCA cards when I was young. I was good at the backstroke.

 

Question: What’s your favorite marine animal?

Vic: Ironically, SHARKS! Love love love them!

 

Question: When you were in high school, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Vic: I wanted to be a special effects artist for movies.

 

We’re not done yet! We have two more days of cast announcements—check back tomorrow and Sunday to see which actors play the other Samezuka swimmers, and other vital roles for the series! The announcements hit first on the Free! -Eternal Summer- Tumblr and Facebook page, so make sure you’re following them for the most up-to-date news! For more updates about Free! – Eternal Summer - be sure to also sign up for our newsletter here

 

Cast so far:

 

Rei Ryugazaki – J. Michael Tatum
Nagisa Hazuki – Greg Ayres
Makoto Tachibana – Johnny Yong Bosch
Haruka Nanase – Todd Haberkorn
Rin Matsuoka – Vic Mignogna

 

Check out the previous cast announcements by clicking this link.

 

(As a reminder, if you’re curious about the status of the Free! season 1 home video release and haven’t heard yet, be sure to check out this blog entry for the full explanation. We currently have no newer updates at this time.)

 

 

 

New Digital Downloads! Are you ready for this Jelly?

It’s Thursday, and while we won’t put any hashtags in our blog post (Twitter and Facebook are another story), we do want to throw back to Princess Jellyfish with some great digital goodies on FUNimation.com!

 

Transform your computer with these adorable, free Princess Jellyfish Wallpapers!  (Click the images to download the right size for your screen!)

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We’ve also got the track “We Are All The Same” by Austin Black (heard in the Princess Jellyfish trailer below) available for you to download!

 

If you’re still feeling nostalgic, you can get the entire Princess Jellyfish series for under $30, right now on FUNimation.com!

 

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Free! -Eternal Summer- Cast Announcement: Haruka

Here’s our next Free! -Eternal Summer- dub cast announcement! Today, we’re finally revealing the main character, everyone’s favorite mackerel-loving, clothes-stripping waterdere, the cool-yet-passionate swimmer who lives to surround himself in water’s embrace– Haruka Nanase!

 

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Haruka (played by Nobunaga Shimazaki in the Japanese version) is played by Todd Haberkorn, the voice behind such renowned roles as Hetalia’s Italy, Ouran High School Host Club’s Hikaru Hitachiin, Fairy Tail’s Natsu Dragneel, Soul Eater’s Death the Kid, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood’s Ling Yao, and more.

 

We asked Todd for a few answers to some Free! ES-related questions!

 

Question: Can you swim? If so, what’s your best stroke?

Todd: I can swim, actually. Best stroke: the otter. I swim on my back and break open sea creature shells with a rock.

 

Question: What’s your favorite marine animal?

Todd: The marine scuba diver that scares children when they get in the tank to feed the sharks.

 

Question: When you were in high school, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Todd: I wanted to be an actor!

 

Check back tomorrow for our next announcement! We’re announcing new dub cast members every day this week until November 16! The announcements hit first on the Free! -Eternal Summer- Tumblr and Facebook page, so make sure you’re following them for the most up-to-date news! For more updates about Free! – Eternal Summer - be sure to also sign up for our newsletter here

 

Cast so far:

 

Rei Ryugazaki – J. Michael Tatum
Nagisa Hazuki – Greg Ayres
Makoto Tachibana – Johnny Yong Bosch
Haruka Nanase – Todd Haberkorn

 

Check out the previous cast announcements by clicking this link.

 

(As a reminder, if you’re curious about the status of the Free! season 1 home video release and haven’t heard yet, be sure to check out this blog entry for the full explanation. We currently have no newer updates at this time.)

 

 

 

FUNimation at Anime North Texas

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We’re taking a tiny break from traveling and heading to Anime North Texas this weekend! We won’t have a booth at the convention, but we do have some panels! Check out times and info below:

 

FUNimation Industry Panel – Saturday at 12pm in Main Events

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

 

FUNimation Previews Panel – Saturday at 1pm in Main Events

Check out some extended clips and trailers from FUNimation’s hottest new releases!

 

This will be our last official convention for 2014! See you again in 2015!