Posts Tagged ‘Dragon Ball Z’

Joey Bada$$ and Pro Era hang out with FUNimation

 

IMG_0255What happens when you take Dragon Ball Z, a group of hip hop artists from Brooklyn, NY, and mix them together? You get critically acclaimed rapper, Joey Bada$$ and the hip hop-based collective, Pro Era… who all happen to be huge anime fans.

 

“Got Dragon Balls like my name was Vegeta” is one of the lines from Joey’s new song, “Christ Conscious” (available now on iTunes) so it only made sense that Joey and Pro Era members CJ Fly, Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution and Dyemond Lewis paid a visit to the FUNimation office recently, while in Dallas, TX for Joey’s B4.DA.$$ tour.

 

IMG_0253But after hanging out with the Pro Era crew for most of the afternoon, we quickly discovered that they don’t just like Dragon Ball Z, it source of inspiration for many of them and a direct point of connection with fans — something we definitely understand respect all too well.

 

Check out the video below for our interview with Joey Bada$$ and tour of FUNimation with some of the coolest guys in hip hop.

 

 

 

There’s just one more US stop on the Pro Era Tour before the guys head out across the globe. Click here to check out the tour schedule for a show near you.  And keep an eye out for Joey Bada$$’s debut studio album, B4.DA.$$, dropping later this year.

 

Want to keep up with Pro Era on Twitter? Be sure to follow:

 

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Pro Era – @thefckingera

 

 

Joey Bada$$ – @JoeyBADASS_

 

 

CJ Fly – @FLYestintheeERA

 

 

Kirk Knight – @kirkknight

 

 

Nyck Caution – @NyckCaution

 

 

Deymond Lewis – @DyemondLewis

 

New Release Tuesday – Huge Halloween Haul!

Already eaten the goodies you were planning on “handing out” at Halloween? Can’t wait until you go Trick-or-Treating to get more? No problem!  This New Release Tuesday is packed full of surprises that will last longer than any bag of candy — and you can get them all today! Plus, we’ve got a special FUNimation Shop treat to make things even sweeter!

 

The first item in the goody bag is Dragon Ball Z –  Season 8

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to get your hands on the Blu-ray edition of Season 8 now, with episodes 220 – 253 and TONS of Special Features!

 

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The forces of good and evil have converged upon the planet Earth, and the fate of the universe hangs in the balance! The evil wizard Babidi has traveled across the galaxy on a quest for revenge, hoping to fulfill his father’s thwarted dreams of universal domination. Meanwhile, the Supreme Kai has come to enlist the aid of the Z-Fighters in an effort to prevent Babidi from completing his plans and awakening a monster of unimaginable terror – Majin Buu!

As Goku and the Z-Fighters descend into Babidi’s lair, they are confronted by an army of powerful minions, led by the Demon King Dabura himself! Can our heroes resist the wizard’s dark magic and battle their way through this host of villains before time runs out? With each passing second, more energy is gathered for the sleeping Majin Buu. And should this creature of pure evil be awakened, all life – everywhere – will be extinguished!

 

 

Second, we have a double-dose of Fairy Tail!

 

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synopsis – Part 12
Using a book from the Heartfilia library as a guide, the members of Fairy Tail split up to track down pieces of the Infinity Clock—a legendary enchanted item that could have the power to bring ruin to the entire world. Standing in their way is a secret order of wizards known as the Legion Platoon, who don’t trust the magic time bomb in the hands of the notoriously destructive guild. As the clock ticks closer to doomsday, an old enemy—Oración Seis—is reborn in a terrifyingly powerful new form. This dark guild has its own plans for the magical timepiece, and if Fairy Tail and the Legion Platoon can’t stop them from using the catastrophic clock, time could be up for the Fiore Kingdom.

 

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synopsis – Part 13

Oración Seis has kidnapped Lucy and is using her to power a clock capable of spreading catastrophic magic cross the world. If Fairy Tail doesn’t stop the dark guild, the entire Fiore Kingdom will fall into a waking nightmare and their teammate will merge with the enchanted timepiece forever. But Oración Seis isn’t the only group of wizards standing in their way: the Legion Platoon has decided that to save the world, they’ll destroy the magic clock—and Lucy. While Fairy Tail fights with all their power to rescue their teammate, the truth about Michelle comes to light and a devastating deception is exposed. When the clock begins to chime reality descends into chaos, and in the end Natsu and his fellow wizards might be too late.

 

 

 

Next in our Halloween haul is Ghost in the Shell – Arise, Borders 1 & 2

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Costume Busted? You Could Win a New One on Us!

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justin winryHalloween is right around the corner, which doesn’t leave you very much time to decide on a costume. Now, we’ve all been that guy that pulls together a busted costume at the last minute, and I’m sure you’ve taken some embarrassing pictures (kinda like the one to the left here).

 

Well, we’re giving fans a chance to show us their busted previous costumes (or current ones!) for an opportunity to win an officially licensed Dragon Ball Z costumes from our friends at HalloweenCostumes.com.

 

Just click on this link and submit a photo of your “busted” costume.

 

We’ll pick 5 random winners to get their choice of one of the awesome Dragon Ball Z costumes available on HalloweenCostumes.com. Take a look at some of the choices available below, or click here to see all of the costumes.

 

For every friend you get to also enter, you will receive 1 bonus entry! Get your friends and family to join the fun and tell them to vote for your costume. (*votes are strictly for fun, and will not increase your chances of winning)

 

Contest will run from now until October 15th. Winners will be contacted via email. Click here for complete contest rules.

 

CONTEST OVER! SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM TO SEE WINNERS.

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New Release Tuesday – Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods

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Today we have a New Release Tuesday of epic  proportions! Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods is now available for you to bring home!

 

We’ve got two ways to add the adventure to your collection:

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  • DVDIncludes: Uncut Version of the Movie

 

  • DVD/Blu-ray ComboIncludes: Uncut Version
    and Theatrical Versions of the Movie 

 

 

Synopsis

Prepare to witness Dragon Ball Z as it has never been seen before! Stunning animation and epic new villains highlight this first new Dragon Ball feature film in over seventeen years!

Following the events of the Dragon Ball Z television series, after the defeat of Majin Buu, a new power awakens and threatens humanity. Beerus, an ancient and powerful God of Destruction, searches for Goku after hearing rumors of the Saiyan warrior who defeated Frieza. Realizing the threat Beerus poses to their home planet, the Z-fighters must find a way to stop him before it’s too late. Only Goku, humanity’s last hope, can ascend to the level of a legendary Super Saiyan God and stop Beerus from destroying Earth, and possibly the entire universe!

 

 

 

 

Waggin’ Ball Z: Battle of Pets Update – Cat’s Meow

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The clash of furry titans continues! In our previous update, the dogs were fetching votes left and right to maintain their lead. Now, in an epic turn, the cats are pulling the strings in this fight and holding on to first place!

 

In honor of their current lead, let’s take a look at some of our favorites from Team DragonCatsZ on Twitter and Instagram! Thanks to  @masterkojiro@jirodreamsofcatnip, @hordesoflocust and @jonny5alas for these awesome entry votes! Click on the pictures below to see the original posts!

 

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And we cannot forget Team #DragonDogZ, who continue to fight valiantly! But can these pups overthrow the cats? Or will they be stuck chasing their own tails? Let’s take a look at some of our favorite entry votes from man’s best friend!

 

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Thanks to @brandon773201@moe8517, @alexisrae0920 and @Dawn_M_Bennett for the great pictures!

 

 

Vote now using #DragonDogZ or #DragonCatZ on Twitter or Instagram and you could win a sweet prize pack. Click here for contest details.

 

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Be sure to pre-order your copy of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Extended Edition! This release comes with:

*  20 minutes of never-before-seen footage

*  Theatrical version of the film

*  30 minutes of extra features

 

Click here to order today!

 

synopsis:

 

Prepare to witness Dragon Ball Z as it has never been seen before! Stunning animation and epic new villains highlight this first new Dragon Ball feature film in over seventeen years!

Following the events of the Dragon Ball Z television series, after the defeat of Majin Buu, a new power awakens and threatens humanity. Beerus, an ancient and powerful God of Destruction, searches for Goku after hearing rumors of the Saiyan warrior who defeated Frieza. Realizing the threat Beerus poses to their home planet, the Z-fighters must find a way to stop him before it’s too late. Only Goku, humanity’s last hope, can ascend to the level of a legendary Super Saiyan God and stop Beerus’s from destroying Earth, and possibly the entire universe!

 

Waggin’ Ball Z: Battle of Pets Update

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The epic battle of Dog vs. Cat rages on! We’ve seen some EPIC entries, but here are some of our favorites that we just had to share.

 

From team #DragonDogZ:

Thanks to @ANN_Bamboo, @ScrewAttackBen, @AtYes2Ats, and @leehaaa for voting and tweeting these pics! You can click on each picture below to see the original tweet.

 

leehaaa dbz dog   super syberian dbz dog
joel m dbz dog   bamboo dbz dog
 

From team #DragonCatZ:

Thanks to @lentisoup, @Megami33, @bertolinooo, and @LaurMoor for voting and tweeting these pics! Click on their pictures below to see the original tweets.

 

lauren dbz cats   christine dbz cats
 

marissa dbz cats   corinne dbz cats
 

 

Right now, the dogs are slobbering, I mean clobbering, the competition. Can the cats make a come back? Check the votes right now by clicking this link.

 

Vote now using #DragonDogZ or #DragonCatZ on Twitter or Instagram and you could win a sweet prize pack. Click here for contest details.

 

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Be sure to pre-order your copy of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Extended Edition! This release comes with:

*  20 minutes of never-before-seen footage

*  Theatrical version of the film

*  30 minutes of extra features

 

Click here to order today!

 

synopsis:

 

Prepare to witness Dragon Ball Z as it has never been seen before! Stunning animation and epic new villains highlight this first new Dragon Ball feature film in over seventeen years!

Following the events of the Dragon Ball Z television series, after the defeat of Majin Buu, a new power awakens and threatens humanity. Beerus, an ancient and powerful God of Destruction, searches for Goku after hearing rumors of the Saiyan warrior who defeated Frieza. Realizing the threat Beerus poses to their home planet, the Z-fighters must find a way to stop him before it’s too late. Only Goku, humanity’s last hope, can ascend to the level of a legendary Super Saiyan God and stop Beerus’s from destroying Earth, and possibly the entire universe!

 

Artwork for Dragon Ball Z (Blu-ray) Seasons 7 – 9

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Cell has been defeated and the Z-Fighters have returned to their normal lives. But, now it’s time for them to reunite as the World Martial Arts Tournament is about to begin! As we approach the Buu saga of the epic Dragon Ball Z franchise, let’s take a look at the amazing artwork for Dragon Ball Z Seasons 7, 8, and 9 on Blu-ray!

 

We worked closely with the art team at Toei Animation in Japan to create something unique and exciting to celebrate the memorable moments and characters from the series. Take a look at the early pencil sketches to get an idea of how we progressed to the finished piece.

 

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Pretty nifty, huh? Dragon Ball Z Season 7 is available now in our FUNimation Shop, and you can pre-order your copies for Seasons 8 and 9 now! Click here.

 

 

New Release Tuesday – Exclusives and Collector’s Editions

DBZ_bluray_season_7We’ve got a jam-packed New Release Tuesday for you, so let’s go ahead and get started!

 

First up, Dragon Ball Z Season 7 is now available on Blu-ray! Click here to order your copy now.

 

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Seven years of peace have passed since the defeat of the monstrous Cell, and the Z-Fighters have enjoyed a return to normal life. Goku has eagerly continued his training in Other World, Krillin has gotten married, and Gohan has renewed his scholarly pursuits while attempting to navigate the pitfalls of high school. Two fresh new Saiyan faces have also appeared on the scene – Goku’s son Goten, and Vegeta’s son Trunks!

 

Now, the time has come for the Z-Fighters to reunite, as the new World Martial Arts Tournament is set to begin. The greatest warriors on Earth have come together for their chance to capture the title of the reigning champion, Mr. Satan – but behind the scenes, sinister forces are at work. An evil eye watches the competitors’ every move, waiting for the opportune moment to strike. The action grows fierce on the tournament floor, but for the Z-Fighters, the real fight is only just beginning!

 

Keep an eye on the blog, we’ll be revealing the final designs for the panoramic image shot and beauty layout for Seasons 7 – 9 in the next few weeks.

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Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Heads to Home Video With an Uncut Version of the Film — 20 Minutes of Footage Not Seen in Theaters!

dbz bog box artFlower Mound, Texas (August 19, 2014) – FUNimation® Entertainment, North America’s leading anime company, is bringing Dragon Ball Z to Blu-ray & DVD in a big way. Right on the heels of its limited-run, highly successful theatrical release, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods will be hitting online and retail shelves October 7, 2014. “We’re thrilled to be able to bring new Dragon Ball Z content back into homes after so many years” said Gen Fukunaga, President and CEO of FUNimation Entertainment.

 

Fans of the series have a lot in store for them with this home video release. The Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Extended Edition on Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack comes with two versions of the film: the Uncut Version – which includes an additional 20 minutes of never-before-seen footage – and the Theatrical Version. It also includes over 30 minutes of extra features, including an in-the-booth featurette with the fan favorite cast.

 

This must-own movie, from series creator Akira Toriyama, will be available on Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack, DVD, and Digital HD on October 7, 2014. Pre-orders are available starting today. Click here to pre-order your copy now! Bring home the movie IGN calls “Some of the most exhilarating fight sequences I’ve ever seen.”

 

Check DragonBallZ.com for more information. For the latest news and announcements, don’t forget to ‘Like’ us on Facebook at facebook.com/dragonballz & facebook.com/funimation, and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/funimation.

 

About Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods

Following the events from the “Dragon Ball Z” television series, after the defeat of Majin Buu, a new power awakens and threatens humanity. Beerus, an ancient and powerful God of Destruction, searches for Goku after hearing rumors of the Saiyan warrior who defeated Frieza. Realizing the threat Beerus poses to their home planet, the Z-fighters must find a way to stop him. Only Goku, humanity’s last hope, can ascend to the level of a legendary Super Saiyan God and stop Beerus from destroying Earth, and possibly the entire universe! Fans of Dragon Ball Z, one of the most successful anime brands of all time, will be delighted to know that Battle of Gods is an original work from the Dragon Ball creator himself, Akira Toriyama.

 

About FUNimation® Entertainment

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