Brothers Conflict English Cast Announcement

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We have a huge English Dub cast announcement for Brothers Conflict! This is a series that you definitely won’t want to miss as it has quite the all-star cast. You can pre-order this series here before it comes on March 8, 2016!

 

 

 

Synopsis

Ema Hinata is lonely. As an only child and the daughter of a famous explorer, for most of her life her closest companion has been Juli, her talking pet squirrel. But her father is getting remarried, and her new family is…a little unorthodox. Now, she’s got 13 gorgeous guys as her stepbrothers, and they’re all after her heart! But is romance what she wants, or is it family?

 

 

 

 

Cast & Crew

Ema Asahina  Colleen Clinkenbeard
Masaomi Asahina  J. Michael Tatum
Ukyo Asahina  Christopher R. Sabat
Kaname Asahina  Ian Sinclair
Hikaru Asahina  Todd Haberkorn
Tsubaki Asahina  Micah Solusod
Azusa Asahina  Josh Grelle
Natsume Asahina  Kyle Hebert
Louis Asahina  Jerry Jewell
Subaru Asahina  David Matranga
Iori Asahina  Eric Vale
Yusuke Asahina  Matthew Mercer
Futo Asahina  Vic Mignogna
Wataru Asahina  Bryce Papenbrook
Juli  Sonny Strait
Rintaro Hinata  David Wald
Miwa Asahina  Jamie Marchi
Kazuma Sasakura  Ricco Fajardo
Mahoko Imai  Lindsay Seidel
ADR Director  Colleen Clinkenbeard

 

New Shoujo Anime Simulcast “Rainbow Days” + Seiyu Event “club RAINBOW!”

We’ve previously announced seventeen shows for our winter simulcast season, but we’re adding a new two-part show in that’s perfect for any fans of love stories or cute anime boys— and of Japanese male seiyuu voice actors!

 

Rainbow Days is based on a shoujo romance manga that ran in the same magazine as other great shoujo manga like Kimi ni Todoke, My Love Story!!, Wolf Girl and Black Prince, Blue Spring Ride, Lovely Complex, and High School Debut, but it has a twist— unlike some other shoujo manga, the main characters are boys.

 

The anime version is also noteworthy in that it features some of the hottest male seiyuu voice actors who’ve voiced tons of popular bishounen characters. Each episode is about 12 minutes, and includes a separate 12-minute Japanese voice actor seiyuu show episode called “club RAINBOW,” giving you a special behind-the-scenes look into the world of Japanese voice acting. Both episodes will launch together at the same time every week at funimation.com/rainbow-days, so be sure to catch two episodes there every Sunday at 9:30 AM.

 

 

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Main cast:

 

Character Seiyuu/Voice Actor Popular Roles
Natsuki Hashiba A hopeless romantic boy who just wants to find true love! Yoshitsugu Matsuoka Kirito (Sword Art Online), Soma Yukihira (Food Wars!), Bell (Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in the Dungeon?)
Tomoya Matsunaga A cool playboy who’s always on the hunt for his next girlfriend Takuya Eguchi Takeo Gouda (My Love Story!!), Ichijo Ryoma (Love Stage!!), Shinji Koganei (Kuroko’s Basketball)
Keiichi Katakura A fun and cheerful guy who expresses love with a sadistic side Nobunaga Shimazaki Haruka Nanase (Free!), Shinichi Izumi (Parasyte), Makoto Sunakawa (My Love Story!!)
Tsuyoshi Naoe A quiet and weird otaku who’s somehow the wise man of the group Koki Uchiyama Kei “Tsukki” Tsukishima (Haikyu!), Raku Ichijo (Nisekoi), Seiya Kanie (Amagi Brilliant Park)

 

Rainbow Days Synopsis:

After getting dumped on Christmas day, high school boy and hopeless romantic Natsuki Hashiba crosses paths with Anna, an aloof girl in a Santa outfit passing out tissues. For him it’s love at first sight, for her… not so much. With help from his best friends—a playboy, an otaku, and a nice guy with a sadistic streak—Natsuki sets out to win Anna’s heart and heal his own heartbreak along the way.

 

club Rainbow Synopsis:

If you just can’t get enough of the Rainbow Days anime, or the original manga it’s based on, Club Rainbow is sure to be a fun, cute, can’t-miss addition to your watch list! Join the main voice cast of Rainbow Days as they share behind-the-scenes stories, participate in a variety of games and events that appear in the show, and explore the city of Hokkaido trying to find the real-world locations that served as inspiration for the anime’s setting.

 

Watch the first episodes of Rainbow Days and club RAINBOW this Sunday at 10:30 ET/9:30 CT at funimation.com/rainbow-days!

 

 

Introducing Funimation’s New Streaming Experience – FunimationNow

 

This February marks the debut of FunimationNow, our all-new anime streaming service, with completely redesigned mobile apps! Our new streaming service still comes with all of the the subtitled and English-dubbed anime you love, completely ad-free—now with a sleek new design and brand new mobile apps supported by a first-class user experience.

 

But that’s not all: if you’re a fan living outside the US, we’ve got great news for you too! We’re proud to announce that, also in February, FunimationNow will expand to the UK. It’s a huge step across the pond, and we’re excited about bringing both subtitled and dubbed anime to a whole new country of fans!

 

These are two big announcements, but they are just the start. As the year goes on we’ll continue rolling out a bunch of cool new features in our apps, and in May we’ll launch an entirely redesigned Funimation.com, complete with an intuitive site experience that will revolutionize the way you discover, watch, share, and connect with anime!

 

We hope you’re getting as excited as we are, because 2016 is gonna be huge!

Visit FunimationNow.com

There, you will get a sneak peek at the new mobile apps, watch our awesome new trailer, and get a better idea of what you have to look forward to this year!

 

Current subscribers still have access to all the same great content they’ve had on our streaming service, and will be able to use our new mobile apps when they launch in February!

 

 

But why wait? Sign up for an extended free trial today!

To celebrate this year of change, we’re temporarily extending our free trial period from 14 days, to 30 days so you can try all the new mobile apps as soon as they launch. Sign up now and start watching the amazing shows in our winter simulcast season!

 

 

To see the official press release, click here.

For press inquiries please email us at [email protected]

 

FUNIMATION ENTERTAINMENT BLASTS INTO THE NEW YEAR WITH THE LAUNCH OF FUNIMATIONNOW AT CES 2016 – Press Release

New Streaming Service Developed with Sony DADC New Media Solutions to Offer Ad-Free HD Hit Anime TV Shows

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – January 7, 2016 – Funimation Entertainment, the go-to studio for extraordinary anime, is embarking on a new chapter.  With over 4 billion unique engagements in 2015 across digital, physical and other immersive channels, the industry leader is defining what it means to be a next- generation entertainment company.

 

Funimation has partnered with Sony DADC New Media Solutions (Sony) to leverage their Ven.ue platform bringing both scale and unique capabilities on the digital front to launch its new ad-free streaming anime service FunimationNow – the first in a series of moves to take this growing genre of entertainment, and Funimation, to the next level.

 

Regardless of device or platform, FunimationNow subscribers will enjoy ad-free, HD streaming of Funimation’s expansive library of over 400 simulcast and catalog titles, both subbed and dubbed, including acclaimed shows such as “Dragon Ball Z,” “Attack on Titan,” “Fairy Tail,” “One Piece,” “Tokyo Ghoul”, “Space Dandy” and many more.

 

FunimationNow begins its rollout in early February, when fans can look forward to completely redesigned iOS, Android, and Kindle apps, as well as brand new Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV apps.  The apps boast Airplay and Cast features, allowing you to watch on your TV from any mobile device.  Also coming in February is a brand new Windows 10 Universal app. In May, fans can also look forward to a fully re-imagined Funimation website and all new integrated experiences on Funimation gaming console apps.

 

“Our partnership with Sony, the very best in this space, will help power the launch of FunimationNow, our next generation of innovation for anime fans,” said Mike DuBoise, Chief Operating Officer of Funimation. “We’re now uniquely positioned to deliver new and compelling experiences that will be integrated across multiple screens, platforms, and channels, making it easier for fans to discover, share, and experience extraordinary anime.”

 

Funimation has long been known as the leader in North American anime DVD sales, having launched huge anime brands including “Dragon Ball Z.” What most may not know is their DVD/Blu-ray sales have bucked overall industry trends, experiencing an impressive double digit growth since 2013.  To leverage and scale their physical business, the company recently entered into a multi-year partnership with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment to manage distribution of Funimation’s DVD and Blu-ray portfolio, as well as sales to national retailers in the U.S. and Canada.

 

“Ven.ue was designed to power the next generation of consumer experiences, unifying social engagement, commerce and video streaming into a single destination,” said Andy Shenkler,  Chief Solutions and Technology Officer of NMS.  “We are delighted that Funimation shares our vision of compelling next-gen experiences, and we look forward to enriching fans’ enjoyment of anime everywhere.”

 

“FunimationNow will be powered to support tens of millions of concurrent streams globally,” said Rahul Purini, Chief Technology Officer at Funimation. “And with support for Ultra 4k and 10 Mbps streams, Funimation is a true leader in anime entertainment.”

 

In 2015, Funimation Entertainment launched Funimation Films with “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’” as its debut theatrical release in August 2015. The film grossed over $8M at the U.S. box office in just 8 days of release – becoming one of the top ten highest grossing anime releases of all time as well as the only top 10 film released by an independent studio.

FunimationNow illustrates the company’s continued implementation of its omnichannel strategy, which now includes home entertainment, theatrical distribution and broadcast television and direct to consumer.

 

First-ever demos of the new FunimationNow streaming service are being provided by Funimation, Sony and Brightcove at 2016 International CES in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

For more information on FunimationNow, please visit http://www.funimationnow.com

 

For more information on Funimation’s winter simulcast & broadcast dub shows, please visit funimation.com/winter

 

Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/funimation and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/funimation and on Instagram at instagram.com/funimation.

 

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About Funimation Entertainment
Funimation is the go-to destination for extraordinary anime.  By combining its integrated in-house studios along with its technology and distribution partnerships, Funimation leads the industry with its omnichannel approach to offering anime to fans – from streaming and home entertainment to theatrical distribution and broadcast television. The company’s next generation streaming service, FunimationNow, provides subscribers with instant access to their favorite sub and dub shows in ad-free HD on the widest array of devices and platforms – from smartphones and tablets to TV’s and gaming consoles. For more information about Funimation, visit www.funimation.com.

 

About Sony DADC New Media Solutions

Sony DADC New Media Solutions (NMS) provides complete digital supply chain solutions to power a new era of media consumption. Major film studios, broadcasters, music labels, game companies, software providers, and other content providers rely on us for innovative technology to keep pace with rapidly evolving consumer demand and emerging multichannel distribution models. Our market insight, proven expertise across both physical and digital media, and strategic partnerships throughout the industry enable us to provide unmatched end-to-end services that deliver the speed, efficiency, and quality required by today’s digital media businesses and the audiences they serve. For more information about Sony DADC New Media Solutions, please visit www.dadcdigital.com.

 

Contact Information:

Scott Lonski

Public Relations

Funimation Entertainment

[email protected]

972-537-0843

 

Alex Munson

Rogers & Cowan for Funimation Entertainment

[email protected]

310.854.8297

 

Hannah Barnhardt

[email protected]

310.760.8500

Introducing The New Face Of Funimation!

 

Get ready anime fans, 2016 is gonna be a big year!

 

And what better way to celebrate the start of a big year than with some big changes? You may have already seen one of them: our new logo! You’ll see more of this rolling out during 2016 as we unveil the new look of Funimation. That being said, our new look is only the beginning. The changes we make from here on out aren’t just skin deep – they’re all about giving you a more intuitive, reliable and FUN experience to discover, watch and connect with anime. We believe anime fans deserve the best, and we hope you’re as excited as we are for what’s coming up next!

 

As we move through the month you’ll start to see this new logo popping up everywhere we are. But in the meantime, keep an eye out for some more big news coming later today: there’s much more news in the New Year for Funimation, and we want to keep you in the loop!

 

To jumpstart this year of change, we’re temporarily extending our free trial offer from 14 days to 30 days. That means you can start your subscription now and your trial will take you all the way through the launch of our new mobile apps! (More on that in our big announcement later today.) Plus, you can start watching all of the amazing shows in our new winter season, like Dimension W, Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash, Pandora in the Crimson Shell Ghost Urn, Snow White with the Red Hair, and more!

 

FUNimation Fan Favorites Results

FUNimation Fan Favorites 2015

 

After nearly two weeks of voting, the fans have spoken. As we kick off 2016 with our Winter Season, we hope you enjoyed your holidays and a wonderful year full of great anime simulcasts and broadcast dubs. We look forward to bringing you even more great anime in the new year, but it’s finally time to bestow the honors upon your favorites of 2015. Remember, all winners were picked by you, the fans, so if you don’t agree with every category, be sure to voice your opinions! Now, without further ado…

 

Favorite Opening/Ending:

Noragami Aragoto

Favorite Hero:

Natsu (Fairy Tail)

Favorite Villain:

Koro-Sensei (Assassination Classroom)

Favorite Non-Human Character:

Yato (Noragami Aragoto)

Favorite Weapon/Ability:

Fire Magic (Fairy Tail)

Favorite Fight Scene:

Natsu vs Rogue & Sting (Fairy Tail)

Favorite Story:

Noragami Aragoto

Favorite Soundtrack:

Noragami Aragoto

Favorite Simulcast:

Fairy Tail

Favorite Broadcast Dub:

Noragami Aragoto

Snow White with the Red Hair English Cast Announcement

You could say that we’re red with excitement to announce the cast for Snow White with the Red Hair! The first batch of dubs for Season 1 comes today, and we’ll be releasing the rest of the dubbed episodes this whole month. Then stay tuned for the Season 2 Broadcast Dub coming in February! And you can watch the first episode dubbed here!

 

 

Synopsis:

In the kingdom of Tanbarun lives Shirayuki, an independent and strong-willed young woman. Her resourceful intelligence has led her become a skilled pharmacist, but her most defining trait is her shock of beautiful apple-red hair. Her dazzling mane gets her noticed by the prince of the kingdom, but instead of romancing her, he demands she be his concubine. Shirayuki refuses, chops off her lovely locks, and runs away to the neighboring kingdom of Clarines. There, she befriends a young man named Zen, who, SURPRISE, is also a prince, although with a much better temperament than the previous one. Watch as Shirayuki finds her place in the new kingdom, and in Zen’s heart.

 

Cast & Crew

Shirayuki    Brina Palencia
Zen Wisteria    Josh Grelle
Prince Raj    Todd Haberkorn
Mitsuhide    Ian Sinclair
Kiki    Jamie Marchi
Obi    Austin Tindle
Garak    Rachel Robinson
Ryu    Mikaela Krantz
Izana Wisteria    Eric Vale
Lord Haruka    Christopher R Sabat
Sakaki    Rob McCollum
Atri    Micah Solusod
Kihal Toghrul    Bryn Apprill
Lord Brecker    Duncan Brannan
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ADR Director    Cris George
ADR Engineer    David Franco

Fan Favorites Images

Today (1/4/16) is the last day to vote in the 2015 Funimation Fan Favorites award to see what are your favorite shows, characters, and moments from our 2015 simulcast and broadcast dub seasons. You can take place in the voting

Below are clips and gifs which should help you in the voting process. You can also start your 14-day free trial to our streaming service right now to see why these shows are at the top!

 

Favorite Opening/Ending

 

 Noragami Aragoto Opening

 

Death Parade Opening

 

Blood Blockade Battlefront Ending

 

Gangsta. Opening

 

 

 

Favorite Hero

Yato – Noragami Aragoto
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Natsu – Fairy Tail
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Nagisa – Assassination Classroom
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Kaneki – Tokyo Ghoul Route √A
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Favorite Villain

 

Koro- Sensei – Assassination Classroom
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Zeref – Fairy Tail
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Femt/King of Depravity – Blood Blockade Battlefront
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Kugaha – Noragami Aragoto
Femt_observing_Libra Screen Shot 2015-12-31 at 9.39.39 PM

 

 

Favorite Non-Human Character

 

Koro-Sensei – Assassination Classroom
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Decim – Death Parade
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Yato – Noragami Aragoto
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Mikaela Hyakuya – Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign

 

 

 

Favorite Weapon/Ability

 

Yoichi’s Bow – Seraph of the End

Koro-Sensei’s Abilities – Assassination Classroom

Natsu’s Fire Abilities – Fairy Tail

Yukine – Noragami Aragoto

 

 

 

Favorite Fight Scene

 

Yato vs BishamonNoragami Aragoto

Natsu vs Rogue and StingFairy Tail

Ninja Slayer vs Laomoto KhanNinja Slayer

Daryun vs Lord SilvermaskThe Heroic Legend of Arslan

 

 

 

Favorite Story

 

Death Parade

Noragami Aragoto

Seraph of the End

Assassination Classroom

 

 

Favorite Soundtrack

 

 

Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign

Blood Blockade Battlefront

Noragami Aragoto

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Death Parade

 

Favorite Simulcast (Subbed)

 

 

Noragami Aragoto

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Fairy Tail

Assassination Classroom

Death Parade

 

Favorite Broadcast Dub (English)

 

 

Assassination Classroom

Blood Blockade Battlefront

Death Parade

Noragami Aragoto

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Ring in the New Year with us at Ikkicon!

They say the way you spend New Year’s Eve is the way you’ll spend the rest of the year. So what better way to spend it than getting ready for an anime convention?! Kick off 2016 with us at Ikkicon in Austin, TX this weekend!

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Here’s what we’ve got planned to start off the new year:

 

PANELS

Check your convention guidebook for panel rooms!

 

FUNimation Industry | Friday | 8:30pm – 10pm

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

 

FUNimation Favorites | Saturday | 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Join FUNimation star as we take a look at some of our personal favorites from current anime and past classics. What’s your FUNimation favorite?

 

FUNimation Peep Show | Saturday | 9:00pm – 10:30pm | 18+

Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW!  Join hosts Cookie Stratford (@CookieStratford) and Kiki Raven (@PeepShowKiki) to 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.

 

BOOTH DEALS

Stop by our booth all weekend long for great finds and awesome deals on anime — plus get a collectible bag with purchase! Perhaps you’re a pin collector? Sweet! Ask our crew about the Lucky Draw Pin Promotion when you spend $75, $125, $200 and every $100 after it!

FUNimation Fan Awards 2015 – VOTE NOW!

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We want YOU to vote for your favorite things about 2015! So much happened from the Aogiri Tree accepting new candidates in Tokyo Ghoul √A to Zapp bringing the pain in Blood Blockade Battlefront, as well as more simulcasts than ever before! Now it is time for the fans to voice their opinions on what they loved here on our end of year poll.

 

Well after sending us your nominations, it’s finally time to cast your vote for your favorite shows, characters, and moments from FUNimation’s 2015 simulcasts and broadcast dubs. The voting period will run from now until Monday, January 4th, 2016. We’ll then announce the results in a follow-up blog post later on!

 

Be sure to hit up these shows again to get a refresher if it’s been a while. If you haven’t yet done so, you can also start your 14-day free trial to our streaming service right now! There’s never been a better time to catch up on the year’s best shows than now.

 

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