Posted by Godswill on 08/05/2016 at 5:28pm
Come aboard and bring along all your hopes and dreams for Matsuricon! Funimation is teaming up with Matsuricon to make a treasure-filled experience that celebrates One Piece. See the details below for information on the special panels that we have lined up and the special guests that are coming on the cruise!
One Piece Unplugged | Saturday, August 20th | 12:00pm – 2:00pm | Panel Location: Ballroom 1 & 2
Table read of a One Piece episode with the Funimation cast, moderated by the One Piece Podcast crew!
Join us for an hour and a half with the One Piece cast, as they perform an informal “table read” of one dubbed episode. Some of the cast will play their own roles as they read along in the script, while others will step outside their comfort zones and read characters originally voiced by different voice actors! At the end of the episode, the winner of the Fan Interview Contest hosted online before the event, will have his/her chance to interview the entire cast!
One Piece Cast Tells All | Sunday, August 21st | 11:00am – 1:00pm | Panel Location: Ballroom 1 & 2
All of our fabulous American One Piece guests in one room. Live. Answering all of your questions. For an hour and a half. Bring it.
- Alex Kolesar & Joe Kovell – No Need for Bushido
- Colleen Clinkenbeard
- Ian Sinclair
- John Swasey
- Lisa Ortiz
- Eric Vale
- Patrick Seitz
- Richard Epcar
- Tara Sands
- Paul St. Peter
- Brina Palencia
- Mike McFarland
- Kevin Bolk
- Sonny Strait
- Professor Shyguy
- Lydia Mackay
- Chris Sabat
- Michael Sinterniklaas
- Kieran Strange
- Dan & Jillian Coglan – Samurai Dan
Since 2006, Matsuricon has been a presence in the anime con community in Columbus. In 2011, we made our way to our current home in downtown Columbus at the Hyatt Regency. With over 6,000 unique attendees attending annually every August, Matsuricon is the anime and gaming destination for fans not just in Ohio, but in the Midwest!
Posted by Godswill on 08/04/2016 at 1:05am
Now that Yona of the Dawn has been released on Blu-ray and DVD it is time to ask another important question that couldn’t be left to just anyone: which of Yona’s four dragons is your favorite?
Posted by Lauren on 08/02/2016 at 1:06pm
No convention marathon would be complete without the one and only Otakuthon!
Our incredible conventions team is hitting the road again to bring the anime fun up North to Montreal, Canada! Come say hello to Tara and Tim at our booth or any of the following panels:
Funimation Industry Panel | Friday August 5th | 2:00p | Panel 514
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 Peep Show (18+) | Saturday August 6th | 11:00p | Panel 512CDGH
Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW. Watch jiggly clips and trailers from some of the hottest Funimation titles with host Cookie Stratford. Don’t forget to bring tissues, you know, for the nose bleeds. Audience participation encouraged by tweeting using the hashtag #FunimationPeepShow. You could even win some naughty prizes. (18+, Bring your IDs!)
Funimation Favorites | Sunday August 7th | 2:15p | Panel 514
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!
Stop by our booth in the Dealer’s Hall, where the team will set you up with great deals on new and classic titles! Plus, ask about how to get autographed wraps with certain purchases!
See you there!
Posted by Godswill on 07/29/2016 at 6:30pm
D.Gray-man HALLOW is the latest installment of the D.Gray-man series where Allen Walker and his comrades continue the battle against the evil Millennium Earl and his deadly Akuma army. It has been almost 8 years since the last episode (episode 103) of D.Gray-man broadcasted in Japan.
Posted by Godswill on 07/28/2016 at 6:37pm
We’ve got some big news for Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak High School! There have been quite a few series this season that are sequels or are tied to video games, which Danganronpa is one of those. Also, what is unique about Danganronpa 3 is that there are two series currently broadcasting weekly. Here is some info about both series:
Posted by Godswill on 07/27/2016 at 6:41pm
We’re rolling out our next batch of Broadcast Dub English cast announcements with a very special (and very long-awaited) announcement! PLUS, find out how you can win tons of anime prizes just from watching anime!
Posted by Godswill on 07/27/2016 at 1:29pm
Ten-hut! If you’re a big fan of weaponry-wielding women like the gun-toting, sky-flying ladies of the 501st Joint Fighter Wing, then you may have already seen that Strike Witches: The Movie, the long-awaited follow-up to season 2, is finally up for pre-order! (Order now!) What you may or may not know is that the movie actually features several new Witch cutie cameos in addition to the familiar faces of Yoshika, Sakamoto, Shirley, and the other 501st girls. Find out who will play them in the English dub!
Posted by Godswill on 07/24/2016 at 7:56pm
Now that Yona of the Dawn has been released on Blu-ray and DVD it is time to ask the most important questions: who should Yona go for? We couldn’t leave this question to the staff, so we’re asking you, the fans to help decide.
Posted by Godswill on 07/23/2016 at 10:26am
*A guest editorial from our Funimation Brand Manager, Jennifu
From period samurai shows to magical combat fantasy, Japanese swords are hyper-prominent in anime, and the upcoming theatrical runs of the swordplay-packed Rurouni Kenshin live-action movies are a perfect excuse to talk about the coolness of Japanese swords!
Learn about the basics of Japanese swords and their historical basis as seen in the Rurouni Kenshin movies, based on the manga and anime of the same name, which take a fictional but decently researched and realistic* approach on the subject, for shounen manga.
(And if you’re really into sword combat, these movies have excellent action choreography from one of the biggest action directors in Asian martial arts cinema—get your advance tickets today and see it for yourself! The first movie, Rurouni Kenshin: Origins, hits theaters August 8, 9 and 10!)
Posted by Godswill on 07/22/2016 at 4:52pm
As announced during Anime Expo, we have acquired the rights for Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence! At the moment, we don’t have release dates, but you can expect streaming and a home video release in the future. See below for more details about this movie from Anime News Network: