Entering the World of Realms Con

Join us this weekend as we embark to the land of Corpus Christi for a magical world of horror, comics, gaming, and of course anime at RealmsCon! From October 2-4, we bring you plenty of prodigious panels from our far-off land of Flower Mound! Better make room in your weekend schedule, because you won’t want to miss anything from the line-up below!






FUNimation Favorites | Friday, October 2| 7:00pm – 8:30pm | Panel Room 1 (1st Floor, Room C103)

FUNimation takes a look at some of our personal favorites from current anime and past classics. What’s your FUNimation favorite? Share it with us using the hashtag #FUNimationFave and you could win a prize!

FUNimation Peep Show (18+) | Friday, October 2 | 10:30pm – 12:00am | Panel Room 1 (1st Floor, Room C103)

Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW. Watch jiggly clips and trailers from some of the hottest FUNimation titles, hosted by the one-and-only Cookie Stratford (@CookieStratford)! Don’t forget to bring tissues, you know, for the nose bleeds. Audience participation encouraged by tweeting using the hashtag #FUNimationPeepShow.

FUNimation Industry Panel | Saturday, October 3 | 12:30pm – 2:00pm | Panel Room 2 (1stFloor, Room C104)

From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news, info, and announcements from North America’s largest anime distributor—FUNimation. Live tweet with us using the hashtag #FUNimationPanel for a chance to win prizes!

FUNimation Live-Action Attack on Titan Panel | Saturday, October 3 | 7:30 pm – 8:30pm | Panel Room 2 (1stFloor, Room C104)

A COLOSSAL story is now in theaters across North America! Join the FUNimation crew for a sneak peek at this new take on the global phenomenon Attack on Titan—and witness the first 15 minutes of the live-action movie!  Then, buy tickets online at AttackOnTitanTheMovie.com to see the entire film on the big screen!



See you there!



Happy International Translation Day!

JAXy0yPEvery year on September 30, on the feast of St. Jerome (considered the patron saint of translators), we celebrate International Translation Day to show our appreciation for translators worldwide! It is especially important to us to say a huge “THANK YOU!” to our own translators who make anime accessible to so many people and help shape the industry. Without these hardworking people, we wouldn’t be able to enjoy anime the way we do today!


So here’s a chance to get to know the wonderful folks who translate our shows! The International Federation of Translators’ theme for this year is “The Changing Face of Translation and Interpreting,” so that’s the theme for their bios, too. Take a moment to leave a kind word or show your appreciation!

*Please note that since many of our translators are contract workers, some of the titles they have listed below are ones they have worked on outside of FUNimation projects. 

Name: Nora Stevens Heath

Year I started translating professionally: 1999

What’s changed about being a translator since I started: The Internet, by leaps and bounds! No amount of dictionaries and other offline resources could hope to provide as much in-depth and niche info on so many aspects of the things I translate–and so quickly. Online communities of devoted fans can be a real boon, too.

My favorite old-school anime: Urusei Yatsura

My favorite anime from the past 10 years: Assassination Classroom



Name: Duane Johnson

Year I started translating professionally: 2001

What’s changed about being a translator since I started: The biggest differences are technological. Communication with clients around the globe has become faster and easier, and turnaround times have decreased since fewer physical materials have to be shipped. This has brought with it a number of challenges, for example the hectic pace and narrative uncertainties of simulcasts. It’s also introduced new modes of translation work, such as machine translation post-editing. There are pros and cons to any major change, but overall I’d say the onward march of technology has helped the art and industry of translation more than it’s hurt.

My favorite old-school anime: Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z

My favorite anime from the past 10 years: I’d have to give this to Genshiken. While the original TV series is over a decade old, all the sequels fit the criteria, so I’d say that as a whole, it technically counts.



Name: Jo-Ann Lieu

Year I started translating professionally: 2015

What’s changed about being a translator since I started: Since I’ve started translating, I’ve noticed more captions, even when I’m watching a show for fun.

My favorite old-school anime: Digimon Adventure 02

My favorite anime from the past 10 years: Shirokuma Cafe (Polar Bear’s Cafe)



Name: Nita Lieu

Year I started translating professionally: 2008

What’s changed about being a translator since I started: My brain is on a simulcast schedule now…

My favorite old-school anime: Cardcaptor Sakura

My favorite anime from the past 10 years: It’s a toss-up between Ouran High School Host Club and Princess Jellyfish.



Name: Sarah Alys Lindholm

Year I started translating professionally: 2003

What’s changed about being a translator since I started: Simulcasts have changed everything. Before, I could watch an entire series (or at least a good chunk of it) before translating, which allowed me to come up with very nuanced solutions to problems. Now it’s all about finding ways to dodge the problems waiting for me six weeks from now that I don’t even know about yet.

My favorite old-school anime: Revolutionary Girl Utena

My favorite anime from the past 10 years: I guess I have a favorite timeslot rather than show–I love the noitaminA block.



Name: Angela Tamae Liu

Year I started translating professionally: 2007

What’s changed about being a translator since I started: When I first started I was so worried about translating everything literally. I was always worried someone would point out, “Hey! That’s not what the character technically said!” I thought that any deviation from the original sentence would mean I was a bad translator. Now I focus mostly on getting the idea across and having the conversations make sense. I still struggle a lot, but I am happy with the way I am developing.

My favorite old-school anime: Yu Yu Hakusho

My favorite anime from the past 10 years: This may be cheating because the first episode aired in 1999, but One Piece, because I still keep up with it and often have it on loop from episode 1 on Hulu.



Name: Clyde Mandelin

Year I started translating professionally: 2002

What’s changed about being a translator since I started: My earliest work was done with VCRs and VHS tapes – it sure was unwieldy! Now everything is digital and computer-based. It’s like living in the future, but without the space zombies and giant spider mechs.

My favorite old-school anime: Berserk, Dragon Ball, Shin-chan, Outlaw Star

My favorite anime from the past 10 years: Rage of Bahamut Genesis, Soukou no Strain



Name: Masako Ollivier

Year I started translating professionally: 2003

What’s changed about being a translator since I started: Because of the Internet, it’s a lot easier to find hints and answers when I don’t understand a reference.

My favorite old-school anime: The Story of Perrine

My favorite anime from the past 10 years: PSYCHO-PASS



Name: Nobuaki Taguchi

Year I started translating professionally: 2007

What’s changed about being a translator since I started: Back in 2007, I was a localization producer at a major gaming publisher. I worked on a plethora of video games, but moving on to anime translation has shed a new light on the challenges of handling translations for timely anime broadcasts. Both anime and video games have their difficulties, but each day of translation is a learning experience for me, so I guess in that sense, nothing really changed?

My favorite old-school anime: Dr. Slump

My favorite anime from the past 10 years: Too many to list, but if I had to choose one, Black Lagoon (close runner-up – Ushio to Tora, honorable mention – Barakamon, guilty pleasure – Diebuster).


From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your hard work!


Show Us Your Tickets – Attack on Titan Movie

The Attack on Titan Movie: Part One is less than a week away from premiering, and we want to make sure that you get your tickets before they all sell out! Fans wise enough to pre-order their tickets will get featured on our colossal wall of fame!


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Buy tickets for both Part 1 and Part 2 from your local theater; take a picture of your tickets; and share on Twitter, Instagram, or the Attack on Titan Facebook page with the hashtag “#AoTMovie” for the chance to be featured on our wall of fame on attackontitanthemovie.com!



Riddle Story of Devil English Cast Announcement – Final Round

Shorewood Standard Ocard1 It’s the last of our Riddle Story of Devil – Akuma no Riddle cast announcement! Here are our final Class Black assassin class girls for this sexy, deadly anime.

Today’s reveals get a little trippy: a girl prince and an angelic loli, a two-faced murderess, a veritable princess with a killer body, and the mysterious administrator of the killing game…


Click here to pre-order your DVD copy now – available December 8th!



Sumireko Mahiro


Chitaru Nio

Director: Caitlin Glass

Chitaru Namatame: Monica Rial
Hitsugi Kirigaya: Natalie Hoover
Mahiru/ Shinya Banba: Mikaela Krantz
Sumireko Hanabusa: Bryn Apprill
Nio Hashiri: Lauren Landa


Riddle Story of Devil English Cast Announcement – Round 2

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Another day, another round of lady assassins! We’re revealing four new English dub cast announcements for schoolgirl killing game anime Riddle Story of Devil – Akuma no Riddle. If you love the killing game tension of Danganronpa or the badass ladies of Noir, check this one out.



Click here to pre-order your DVD copy now – available December 8th!



Today’s class roster features an assassin armed with deadly wire, a sexy knife wielder, a bomb specialist, and one assassin with a secret…


Riddle Story of Devil English Cast Announcement – Round 1

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Do you like girls with guns and knives? Killing games? Maybe even… yuri? The femme fatale assassination game anime Riddle Story of Devil – Akuma no Riddle is up for pre–order now, and we’re unveiling the English dub cast over three days!



Click here to pre-order your DVD copy now – available December 8th!




Check out our first class roster, featuring our protagonists, an elite hacker, and a scissors-wielding serial killer!


Regarding the Tokyo Ghoul Season 1 Collector’s Edition

Hey Tokyo Ghoul fans, we’ve got some updates and changes for you on the Season 1 release, so we wanted to make sure you have the latest news. We know you’re ready to eat up this title as soon as possible!


In the process of manufacturing the Season 1 Collector’s Edition, we found some physical defects in the finished product that we just couldn’t accept. This does mean that the Collector’s Edition will be delayed, but these issues will NOT affect the Standard or Limited Edition – those will still be released as planned on September 22nd. We currently don’t have a release date for the corrected Collector’s Edition. As soon as we do, we will communicate it to you.


If you have already pre-ordered a Collector’s Edition, your order is absolutely still valid, and we’ll get this new production run out to you as soon as we can.


Thanks again for all of your patience as we work through this process!

Anime Weekend Atlanta, we’re heading your way!

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A-Town, ATL, Hot’lanta… whatever you call it, you’re guaranteed to have an awesome time in Atlanta, Georgia during AWA (Anime Weekend Atlanta)! Our crew is hitting the road once more to bring panels, screenings and the FUNimation booth to thousands of anime fans in The Hollywood of the South! We’ve got a TON of stuff planned to keep you busy. Check out our line-up and mark your to-do list:



From industry insider info to late-night antics, join Tara & Lauren at FUNimation’s panels this weekend!

Catch us on the Crunchyroll Live Stream at 10:30am on Saturday morning! 

FUNimation Favorites Panel | Friday, Sept 25 | 5:30 pm | Grand Panel

FUNimation Industry Panel | Saturday, Sept 26 | 12:15 pm | Williams AB

FUNimation Live-Action Attack on Titan Panel | Saturday, Sept 26 | 5:30 pm | Williams E


Plus, join Cookie (@CookieStratford) and Kiki (@PeepShowKiki) for some naughty late-night fun:

FUNimation Peep Show (18+)| Saturday, Sept 26 | 10:00 pm | Williams CDF



Catch some awesome English Dub premieres, exclusively at Anime Weekend Atlanta!

Daimidaler | Friday, Sept 25 | 9:00 pm | Main Video

Noein | Saturday, Sept 26 | 5:00 pm | Video 2

Ghost in the Shell Arise: Borders 3 & 4 | Saturday, Sept 26 | 10:00 pm | Main Video



Don’t forget to hit the FUNimation booth between activities to pick up some great titles, and check with the crew for some cool gifts with purchase!

Time To Celebrate – National Cheeseburger Day

September 18th is Cheeseburger Day! Are you celebrating? Our favorite anime characters sure are with giant burgers! Here, we’ll be showcasing our some of favorite anime characters chowing down on the good stuff and maybe why you should be eating a cheeseburger today! (Warning: some burgers are without cheese.)



Solty Rei

How To Eat A Burger


It’s all good if you don’t know how to eat a burger! We have you covered our android protagonist learns how to chow down!





America Wants YOU… To EAT!


Everyone knows that cheeseburgers are the most American thing! And they’re much more tasty than rations…




Ouran High School Host Club

Even Beautiful People Eat Cheeseburgers


Who knew it was possible to be so studly while enjoying a cheeseburger?





Playing with an Empty Stomach


You know the advice to not play on an empty stomach? This is why…




Full Metal Panic!

Great For Group Outings!


Need a food that’s perfect for group outings? Cheeseburgers are the classic choice!





Perfect Compliment with Any Food!

Did you know you can eat cheeseburgers with other foods? These guys show you how it’s done!




There are plenty of anime characters who enjoy a nice cheeseburger! You can definitely find more characters on FUNimation.com! Who are your favorite cheeseburger-eating characters?