FUNimation is thrilled to announce the addition of Dimension W to their anime roster. A brand new anime adaptation of Yuji Iwahara’s hit sci-fi mystery manga – Dimension W gets Simultaneous Release Across the World in 2016!
In the year 2071, the world’s energy problems seem solved by a network of cross-dimensional electric-field inductors- “coils” -that extract energy from a seemingly infinite source. That source is the W dimension, a fourth plane that exists beyond the X, Y, and Z dimensions.
In this world, unofficial “illegal” coils harness powers that the police can’t hope to counter. Dealing with these coils is the job of coil-hating repo man Kyoma, whose run-in with the unique coil android Mira leads the two to form a reluctant partnership.
Darker than Black manga, King of Thorn
Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike; Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Darker than Black
For the first time ever, experience Fullmetal Alchemist in perfect picture and perfect sound that Blu-ray brings.
Three editions for every type of Fullmetal fan:
The Standard Edition with all 51 episodes and a selection of special on-disc features enclosed in collectible packaging
The Limited Edition with the full series, a collectible art book and art cards in specialty packaging
The Collector’s Edition with the full series, art cards and collector’s prints, specialty packing including an Alchemy Tome and Briefcase, and a collectible art book with the best images from the series
There are limited quantities, so pre-order your copy starting today, July 3. The series will be yours in its complete and perfect form on September 15.
An essential addition to any anime collection, Fullmetal Alchemist recounts the compelling story of the Elric brothers: Two young alchemists who sacrificed innocence and flesh when they ignored the laws of Alchemy in an attempt to resurrect their mother. The horrors they recklessly unleash mark the beginning of an adventure that leads an unforgettable cast of characters from darkness to light and back again.
In an era of war and corruption, State Alchemist Edward Elric and his brother Alphonse desperately search for the Philosopher’s Stone. The legendary artifact is their last hope to restore what they’ve lost – but how far will they go to get it? From the ashes of their childhood, Edward and Alphonse quickly rise to fame within the ranks of the military, realizing along the way that the power to create is only ever a breath away from the power to destroy. And whether they’re up against monsters, madmen, or military officials, the bond these brothers share will be the greatest weapon they have in the fight for their lives.
We’ve had a wave of recent announcements and events for the swimming anime phenomenon Free! -Eternal Summer-, but we’re not done yet! Today, fresh from our AnimeExpo panel, we’re revealing two new big pieces of news—a Free! ES Premium Edition AND news about the long-awaited OVA episode!
The Premium Edition will include not only the Free! -Eternal Summer- Limited Edition that we unveiled earlier this month (featuring that gorgeous rigid chipboard box with water gloss effect!) but also these collectibles you can’t get anywhere else:
A full-color art book, including many gorgeous pieces exclusive only to the original Japanese releases
Seven glossy art cards also using exclusive, highly detailed art from the covers of the Japanese releases—you’ll definitely want to frame these
A color sports towel, so you can take the boys to the pool or beach!
An Iwatobi and a Samezuka decal to show off your school pride
And finally, everything housed in a handsome collector’s box to hold all your Free! collectibles
PLUS! Customers who pre-order the Premium Edition from FUNimation.com will automatically be entered to win a gorgeously sculpted 1/8 scale figure of everyone’s favorite water-lover, Haruka Nanase, from Alter! These highly detailed figures are sold out in Japan and pretty rare to find, so order by September 29 to get a shot.
We’ve also been receiving a lot of questions about the Free! -Eternal Summer- OVA, a special unaired full episode featuring the Iwatobi and Samezuka boys in an intense, dramatic, no-holds-barred (and totally hilarious) water gun battle. We’re excited to finally announce that we do have the rights to this OVA, and it will be released in 2016.
We know that some fans hoped the OVA would be included in the Eternal Summer release. Given the Japanese release dates, we’ve decided to release the OVA separately in order to be able to release the season on home video this year. Since we’ve seen such a huge outpouring of passion and excitement for this title, we definitely don’t want to make you guys wait til 2016 for the entire release.
SPARKLES AND CATS! WTH?! It’s Hetalia: The World Twinkle! If you’ve been waiting, longing for more Hetalia after season five, The Beautiful World, your wish is now granted. The all-new sixth season of international insanity brings back Italy and the rest of your favorite cute countries, plus CATS with the return of Nekotalia!
Toru Oikawa (Haikyu!), Waver Velvet (Fate/Zero), Narsus (The Heroic Legend of Arslan)
Alexandra Garcia (Kuroko’s Basketball), Fuji Shuusuke (Prince of Tennis), Kurapika (Hunter x Hunter)
Prepare your body for another infusion of international sparkle shenanigans with Hetalia: The World Twinkle! Surprise! It’s been too long since we’ve peeked into the world of our favorite nations. (Seriously, calm down, Italy!) Admit it, you could use another inva…vacation. Yeah, vacation!
Seiji Kishi (Assassination Classroom, Danganronpa)
Makoto Uezu (Assassination Classroom, School Days)
Kazuaki Morita (My Bride is a Mermaid, Assassination Classroom)
Lerche (Assassination Classroom, Danganronpa)
Synopsis: Inspired by the works of author Edogawa Ranpo: When several murders at a middle school attract the attention of genius detective, Akechi, a student named Kobayashi volunteers to help with his investigation.
Rampo Kitan premieres July 2, 2015 at 1:25 p.m. ET. Catch it every Thursday at 1:25 p.m. ET this summer!
FUNimation is happy to announce that we’ve acquired the rights to the cutest insider look into the voice acting industry – Seiyu’s Life! This adorable slice-of-(industry)life has even cast three actresses that are early in their career as the lead trio of rookie seiyu along with many other familiar voices.
Kobayashi in Rampo Kitan
Chika in Kutsudaru
Kurinon in Log Horizon 2nd season
Unchou Kan’u in Ikki Tousen, Yukiji Katsura in Hayate the Combat Butler
Tsume in Wolf’s Rain, Akira Takaoka in Assassination Classroom
Holo in Spice and Wolf, Tenma in School Rumble
Miwa Yamamura in Barakamon, Yukari Otonashi in Rolling Girls
Gaspard Vladi in High School DxD BorN
Synopsis: Based on the Dōjinshi (self-published works) created by accomplished voice actress Masumi Asano and Hayate the Combat Butler creator Kenjiro Hata, Seiyu’s Life! gives a true insider’s view of the strange little things that happen in the industry.
Follow a rookie seiyu in her first steps into the world of professional voice acting! She might be unsure of herself, but Futaba Ichinose is ready to make it as a professional seiyu. She meets Ichigo Moesaki, an actress who won’t stop until she’s an idol seiyu who not only acts but also enchants audiences with singing and dancing performances. These two rookies are joined by Rin Kohana, who is already a seasoned professional who made her debut when she was 5, who has a middle school life while working as a professional seiyu.
Seiyu’s Life! premieres Tuesday, July 7th at 4:30 PM ET. Catch it every Tuesday at 4:30PM ET this summer here!
Our summer season will include 20 streaming titles right after their Japanese broadcast. And who says you can’t have quality AND quantity? In addition to our popular ongoing series like Fairy Tail and The Heroic Legend of Arslan, we’re bringing new high-caliber and critically acclaimed shows. There is something for everyone. And we didn’t forget Broadcast Dubs – so dub fans, stay tuned for announcements!
The biggest anime convention in North America is right around the corner, and that means FUNimation has BIG plans in the works! From premieres to panels and prizes, we’ll have it all waiting for you at Anime Expo 2015. So get ready, Los Angeles, because our crew is heading your way in full force! Check out our full line-up for the weekend, and brace yourselves for the best anime over-load you’ll have all year:
Thursday, July 2nd .
FUNimation: Guide to Anime Expo | 11:30a – 12:30p | Location: LP3/408AB
Premieres, panels, promotions, and plenty more! Learn everything you need to know about what’s going on with FUNimation this year at Anime Expo. Tweet us using the hashtag #FUNimationPanel for a chance to win prizes. You could even get exclusive tickets to attend the Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ red carpet dub premiere event later that evening. .
Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ World Dub Premiere & Red Carpet | Red Carpet 6:30p | Screening 8:00p (Invite Only) at Regal Cinema LA Live
Celebrity guests to include Sean Schemmel, Christopher R. Sabat and Chris Ayres. Check the FUNimation Facebook & Twitter channels for information and ticket giveaways.
This New Release Tuesday, we have two great titles coming out today: Origin: Spirits of the Past, a beautiful and thrilling movie from Studio Gonzo, and Ping Pong the Animation, a fast-paced sports anime with complex characters and a creative animation style.
Ages past, the Forest was awakened and the Moon unleashed a ravenous Beast upon the Earth. Man cowered in fear…
Three hundred years since and the landscape of the world has been drastically rewritten. The remnants of humanity are divided as never before. Half seek a tenuous coexistence with the Forest, half seek to dominate and subdue what they cannot understand. Agito, the son of an aged hero, inadvertently sets in a motion the destruction of all that is left when he revives the young Toola from her timeless slumber. Unable to reconcile life as she once knew it from the world as it is now, Toola calls forth ancient technology to reshape the future from the ashes of the past. With the blessing of the Forest, Agito must first save the girl from herself in order to rescue them all…
Smile and Peco. Peco and Smile. Besties from the beginning, both with a badass backhand. Peco is known for his arrogance on the table tennis court, and Smile for his silence. But with a new school year and a new high school table tennis team, both boys are in for a challenge, on–and off–the court.
Peco’s slacker ways are hurting his game, and after getting crushed in a tournament, he decides to quit. Smile is finally learning to harness his natural talents, but can he squash his sympathy for his opponents enough to beat them
From the acclaimed director Masaaki Yuasa (Adventure Time, Space Dandy) comes an innovative new series with stunning animation, memorable characters, and impressive footwork.
More big news for Free! -Eternal Summer- fans! Last week we revealed the release date for the Free! -Eternal Summer- DVD/Blu-ray release (which you can pre-order now!). We also announced that we’ll be streaming the dub for FUNimation Streaming Service subscribers early, so that fans can be the first to watch the dub ahead of the home video release. What’s the best way to drool over over dripping wet triceps…?
A watch party with friends, of course!
FUNimation will be presenting the Free! Swim Meet, a livestream watch party on June 26 at 8 PM ET/7 PM CT, hosted by Lauren Moore and members of the FUNimation team working on the release for Free! -Eternal Summer-, Roger Young, Michele Sontag, and Tara Tawater!
Watch the premiere of the first dub episode on the FUNimation Streaming Service along with us. There’ll be plenty of fangirling (and fanboying!), some behind-the-scenes looks at what’s going in with Free! -Eternal Summer- at FUNimation, and giveaways of awesome, rare swimming anime prizes you can’t get anywhere else!
And we want YOU to host your own Swim Meet!
Get with your friends, make it a party, and send us your pictures via Facebook or on Twitter using #FreeSwimMeet! We’ll share and retweet your get-togethers to the world.
Here are a few party ideas for inspiration:
Decorate with your favorite Free! merch, and don’t forget to invite your most athletically-inclined male friends!
Haru’s birthday on June 30. Turn your watch party into a birthday party with a cake for everyone’s favorite water lover!
Mix up some drinks (adult or otherwise—drink responsibly) with the theme colors of your favorite characters—check out our recipes below the cut!