The convention train just keeps on rolling! We’re fresh off of the ScrewAttack Gaming Convention, and now we’re heading off to San Japan in San Antonio, TX! Take a look below for all info about our panels and booth promotions.
FUNimation Industry Panel – 7pm in Room 103
From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news and information from North America’s largest anime distributor
From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, come hear the latest news and information from the leading anime company in North America.
Come by the booth for some fabulous deals on the hottest anime titles! For every purchase at our booth you’ll receive a free FUNimation lanyard. Stay tuned to our social media channels for opportunities to win some prizes throughout the weekend!
Here’s the English cast for BAYONETTA: Bloody Fate! Did you catch the English Dub Sneak Peek a Anime Expo this weekend?
CHARACTER – ACTOR
BAYONETTA – Hellena Taylor
JEANNE – Grey DeLisle
LUKA – Yuri Lowenthal
BALDER – Grant Albrecht
RODIN – Dave Fennoy
ENZO – John Kassir
NARRATOR – Richard Epcar
The cutting-edge studio behind Afro Samurai brings to life the sexy, stylish, and undeniably-badass video game vixen that prowls the shadows of your wildest dreams.
Based on the best-selling franchise, this pulse-pounding feature length anime shows you a side of Bayonetta you’ve never seen before! Twenty years after her awakening, the hottest witch in gaming history is still searching for clues that could help unravel the mysteries of her dark past. Aided in her quest by the clandestine weapon smith Rodin – and his deadly creations: Scarborough Fair – Bayonetta continues to leave a trail of angel corpses in her irresistible wake. Her search for answers leads to encounters with a mysterious – and eerily familiar – little girl, a vengeance-obsessed journalist, and a deadly white-haired beauty that seems to know more about Bayonetta than the witch herself. Fans of the franchise won’t want to miss this chance to see their favorite fantasy come to life in a killer flick packed with mind-blowing action and scandalous scenes of seduction!
Not only that, but A Certain Magical Index II, Part One will be released on Blu-ray/DVD Combo this October. Part Two and the movie, The Miracle of Endymion, will be releasing in late fall/early winter respectively.
We know that this has been something that Raildex fans have asked for for a long time, and we’re thrilled that we can finally make this happen! So, are you excited to get the franchise in HD?
These boys won’t stop till they make it to the top!
Fifteen years ago, the legendary idol group Shonen Hollywood stole the hearts of thousands adoring fans. Their performance at the famous Hollywood Tokyo Theater is the stuff of legend, and now a new group of boys is determined to become the next generation of this famed super group. Ikuma, Kakeru, Shun, Kira, and Daiki will train day and night as they chase their dreams on the road to superstardom!
Twelve female assassins. One target. Last week, we documented some of the deadly ladies featured in this season’s simulcast Riddle Story of Devil (AKA Akuma no Riddle), in which twelve girls are given the opportunity to make their wish come true—if they can just manage to murder their classmate, Haru Ichinose, in cold blood.
We’ve posted the last six ending songs and more information about the remaining assassins. Check them out below!
The complete series is now streaming on FUNimation.com/riddle-story-of-devil. Meet the other assassins, and watch to find out what happens to Haru and her protector, our strong and stoic heroine Tokaku.
Assassin: Suzu Shutou
Voice Actress: Chika Anzai
Weapon of choice: riddles
Suzu’s approach to assassination is as unconventional as she is, as she allows Haru and Tokaku a chance to survive by playing a game of life or death. Her body has a strange condition that has led to loss of love in her life, and she wants to win the game to find a cure.
FUNimation is heading west to Los Angeles for Anime Expo 2014! We’ve got a TON in store for you, so let’s get started with our panel and premiere schedule:
FUNimation Guide to AX 2014 – Thursday at 3:45 pm in LP3
FUNimation Preview Panel – Friday at 11:15 am in LP3
FUNimation Presents: Tokyo Ghoul – Friday at 6:00 pm in Video 4
Terror in Resonance World Premiere Event – Saturday at 1:30pm in Video 1 and Video 4
FUNimation Presents Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods – Saturday at 4pm in LP2
FUNimation Industry Panel – Saturday at 5:30pm in LP1
HAL English Dub Premiere with Q&A – Saturday at 6:30pm in Video 1
BAYONETTA: Bloody Fate Movie Preview and Q&A with Director Fuminori Kizaki – Saturday at 8:15pm in Video 1
On top of all that, we’ve got some promotions at our booth that you won’t want to miss! Come on by and pick up some of our newest releases! We have a bunch of gift-with-purchases, autographed items, and we are bringing the super popular Lucky Draw, which has more goodies and is better than ever!
Spend $75: Receive a FUNimation Lanyard
Spend $125: Receive a FUNimation Lanyard and a middle tier prize
Spend $200: Receive ALL of the goodies from the $125 tier and a top tier prize!
Twelve female assassins. One target. This season’s simulcast Riddle Story of Devil (AKA Akuma no Riddle) revolves around an assassination game at the prestigious Myojo Academy, where twelve girls in Class Black have the chance to make their wish come true—if they can just manage to murder their classmate, Haru Ichinose. One assassin, the lone wolf Tokaku Azuma, finds herself inexplicably drawn to her would-be target and decides protect Haru from the others instead.
Each assassin has a very distinct personality, history, and fighting style, and the show features a different ending song for every episode, each sung by a different character from her perspective. We’ve posted the first six ending songs with a little info on each girl. Check back on Friday for the rest!
The 12th and final episode of Riddle Story of Devil just went up yesterday! Click here to watch now. Be sure to watch the simulcast—if you’re a binge watcher, now’s the perfect time. Remember that our home video releases are highly dependent on simulcast numbers, so if you want your views to count, watch it this week before the end of the simulcast period.
Assassin: Tokaku Azuma
Voice Actress: Ayaka Suwa
Weapon of choice: knife
Tokaku, our cold and stoic heroine, possesses amazing fighting ability and reflexes, and comes from a long line of assassins. For reasons she can’t quite articulate, Tokaku decides to resist the assassination game and instead chooses to protect Haru from their bloodthirsty classmates.
Flower Mound, TX – (06/07/14) – FUNimation Entertainment® announced today that it has acquired the simulcast and home video rights to the complete anime series, Tokyo Ghoul. Based on the manga series by Sui Ishida from Studio Pierrot – the studio that brought you Bleach and Yu Yu Hakusho – the series is directed by Shuhei Morita who received an Oscar-nomination at the 86th Academy Awards for his short film, Possessions.
The title will simulcast in July on FUNimation.com.
In modern day Tokyo, society lives in fear of Ghouls: mysterious creatures that look exactly like humans, yet hunger insatiably for their flesh. None of this matters to Ken Kaneki, a bookish and ordinary young man, until a dark and violent encounter turns him into the first ever Ghoul-human half-breed. Trapped between two worlds, Ken must survive the violent conflicts of warring Ghoul factions while attempting to learn more about Ghoul society, his newfound powers, and the fine line between man and monster.
The Japanese Voice Cast includes Natsuki Hanae as Ken Kaneki (also known for Shouma Amaku, Daimidaler), Sora Amamiya as Touka Kirishima (also known for Honoka Mitsui, The Irregular at Magic High School), Kana Hanazawa as Rize Kamishiro (also known for Akane Tsunemori, Psycho-Pass and Shiro, Deadman Wonderland), Mamoru Miyano as Shu Tsukiyama (also known for Light Yagami, Death Note and Okabe Rintarou, Steins;Gate), and Katsuyuki Konishi as Kotaro Amon (also known for Kamina, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann).
About FUNimation® Entertainment:
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Do you have what it takes to win over the ladies of Date A Live? Inspired by the anime, FUNimation will be hosting an interactive dating game at A-kon this weekend (Friday, June 6th @ 1:45pm in Peacock Terrace) where you can test your wits against our panel of romance experts! You can even play along via Twitter! (see details below) However, before we can begin the game, we need a little help from you!
Here are three questions we’ll be asking during the game. We need you to come up with multiple choice answers for each of these questions. If we pick your answer we’ll send you an autographed Date A Live DVD wrap signed by members from the cast! Many will play, but only 9 will win. Click here for complete contest rules.
Here are your questions:
Question 1: Your friend has set you up on a blind date. Where do you suggest the two of you meet?
Question 2: Throughout dinner your date has seemed bored and disinterested. What do you say to liven up the conversation?
Question 3: You are picking your date up at her house. While she goes to get her jacket her dad walks in. What do you do?
Submit your answers in the comments below, or email us at [email protected]. You have until Wednesday, June 4th to enter.
HOW TO PLAY ALONG VIA TWITTER DURING THE PANEL
The Date A Live – Dating Game Panel will take place this Friday at 1:45pm. If you can’t make it to the actual panel, we encourage you to play along at home. There are even some prizes included for you! Here’s what you have to do to win.
3. As the game progresses on the day of the event, we will be posting the questions and answer options via @FUNimation‘s Twitter Account. Tweet @FUNimation using the hashtag #DateALive with the “Round” number, “Question” number, your answer choice, and this URL: http://funi.to/1p0UWY1 in the following format: “R1Q2, B, http://funi.to/1p0UWY1”
- First completed tweet for each “Question” will count as a valid entry.
4.At the end of each “Question”, we will post responses from each “Date” for you to keep score at home.