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Time To Celebrate – Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day! Anime has a whole range of parenthood, but it also has quite a few examples of great parents. Here are only a few examples of great mothers in no particular order. As always, there may be some spoilers in trying to explain why they’re great, so be warned. Many of these shows/movies can be found on Funimation.com!

 

Inko Midoriya

Deku’s Mom – My Hero Academia

 

Any kid in sports or other dangerous activity knows how doting moms can be. Imagine how much worse it can be when everyone is a super-powered mutant and your baby isn’t! But Inko from My Hero Academia is great as she pushes her son to achieve his dream even as he tries to find his own (danger-filled) path to becoming a hero.

My Hero Academia Mom

 

 

Sanae Furukawa

Nagisa’s Mom – Clannad

 

Although her cooking isn’t the best and at times she gets a bit too sensitive, she easily is one of the best anime moms as she is the beacon of support that everyone goes to whether that’s immediate family, extended family, and even friends of family!

 

 

 

Bell-mére

Nami’s Adoptive Mom – One Piece

 

After finding a baby Nami and her sister Nojiko on a war torn battlefield, this woman adopted both girls to become tough ladies that learned how to hold their own. Her story brings forth one of the most emotional backstories for One Piece.

 

 

 

Ur

Gray and Lyon’s Adoptive Mom (and Ultear’s Real) Mom – Fairy Tail

 

At first glance, Ur doesn’t seem too caring as she trains her pupils pretty hard and could even seem neglectful depending on who you talk to. However, once you understand her past and the sacrifices she made not only for her children but for all people who live in Fairy Tail‘s world, you will see how magnanimous this woman is.

 

 

Erina Pendleton

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Battle Tendency

 

The amount of love this woman spans generations (haaaa) where she took care of her child and a adopted girl while alone, and she also supported and raised an unruly grandchild after the death of the grandchild’s father and the disappearance of the mother. How many people can say they have successfully taken care of 3 Jojo’s? Not Dio for one…

 

 

Hana

Yuki and Ame’s Mom – Wolf Children

 

Wolf Children is a great movie about motherhood that will pull tears out of any viewer. After becoming widowed in an unfortunate accident, Hana raises her transforming babies alone, fighting social stigma and learning new skills in order to protect her children. The whole movie emphasizes how far mothers can go to make sure their kids thrive.

 

 

Sachiko Fujinuma

Satoru Fujinuma’s Mom – ERASED

 

This single mom from one of the top thrillers of the 2016 winter season, ERASED, was an amazing mother as she constantly supported her son whether that meant helping him in achieving his dream career, helping him in solving a murder mystery, or in staying by his side for extended care-taking as he got in long-term disabling accidents.

 

 

Izumi Curtis

Edward and Alphonse Elric’s Adoptive Mom – Fullmetal Alchemist

 

Although the two protagonists of Fullmetal Alchemist, Edward and Al, have a mother that they go to lengths to revive from death, the boys consider this veteran alchemist a mother as well. Although her teaching methods were harsh and her temper was hair-trigger, she truly cared for the boys as she battled against supernatural forces to protect the boys and taught them the skills they would need to achieve their dreams.

 

 

Chi-Chi, Android 18, and Bulma

Dragon Ball Z

 

It’s hard to choose one good mom within Dragon Ball Z, so we chose 3! Whether these moms are fighting off the forces of evil or making sure their children get a good education, these moms are some of the best as they balance their often single-minded fathers and provide a very much needed balance their children need to become stronger heroes.

 

 

Who are your favorite anime moms? We hope you like the list!

 

Poll of the Week – Favorite Anime Woman

Happy International Women’s Day! To celebrate, we want to do a weekly poll highlighting a few of the awesome women in anime. As we can’t fit all of them into a poll, let us know who some of your favorites are!
 

 

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GameSamba, Funimation, and NGames Announce “ATTACK ON TITAN” Mobile Game

EVERETT, WA – GameSamba, NGames Interactive Limited, and Funimation Entertainment have announced today that they are working with Kodansha to develop and publish an officially licensed mobile game based on “Attack on Titan.” The “Attack on Titan” game will be available in all major English markets for Android and iOS devices, and is expected to be released by the end of 2016.

The “Attack on Titan” game will be an action-driven title, allowing players all over the world to battle titans on their mobile devices. It will combine elements of runner and action games, in order to replicate the feeling of the titan battles from the anime series. Players will need to use careful planning – and quick reactions – to survive. There will also be deeper, persistent elements to the game, which will be revealed at a later date.

“We’re very excited to work with NGames and GameSamba to create a game based on the wildly popular ‘Attack on Titan’ franchise,” said Gen Fukunaga, CEO of Funimation Entertainment. “With more than 50 million copies of the manga in print, a 25 episode anime series, and last year’s live action films, we’re excited to show fans what we can do with a game.”

GameSamba, NGames, and Funimation previously announced two, officially licensed mobile games based on “Fairy Tail” and “Tokyo Ghoul,” and an officially licensed web game based on “Fairy Tail.” These three games are set to release in 2016 – the “Fairy Tail” mobile and web games will be available in multiple languages worldwide and the “Tokyo Ghoul” game will be available in English worldwide.

More details about the games will be revealed in the coming months. To stay up to date on the development of the games, fans can stay tuned to the GameSamba website and Facebook page.

About GameSamba

GameSamba is a publisher and developer of free-to-play and mobile games, with studios in Seattle, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. The company’s mission is to bring high quality titles to a global audience. GameSamba currently publishes Star Trek: Alien Domain, Ran Online, and others. For more information, visit www.gamesamba.com.

 

About NGames

NGames Interactive Limited is a leading company specialized in the development, operation, and publishing of online and mobile games. With years of industry experience, it has brought an array of stunning and original titles to the global market. NGames has achieved worldwide success with a number of games including Star Trek: Alien Domain, Global Strike, DDTank, Wartune, and more. For more information, visit www.ngames.com.

 

 

GameSamba, Funimation, and NGames announce “FAIRY TAIL” mobile game

EVERETT, WA – GameSamba, NGames Interactive Limited, and Funimation Entertainment have announced today that they are working with Kodansha to develop and publish an officially licensed mobile game based on the hit “Fairy Tail” franchise. The “Fairy Tail” game will be available in multiple languages worldwide on Android and iOS devices, and is expected to be released by the end of 2016.

“’Fairy Tail’ is one of our favorite franchises, and we look forward to working with NGames and Funimation to create a game fans will love,” said Scott Wong, President and Co-Founder of GameSamba.

The game will be a mobile RPG featuring a new side story that draws from the sequel series of the anime. Players will recruit and battle against their favorite characters from “Fairy Tail,” in order to form the most powerful team of wizards.

In addition to the new mobile game, GameSamba and Funimation previously announced an upcoming web-based free-to-play MMORPG based on “Fairy Tail.” NGames will also work with the two companies to help develop that title. The new mobile and web games will be independent of each other.

More details about the games will be revealed in the coming months. To stay up to date on the development of the games, fans can stay tuned to the GameSamba website and Facebook page.

Fairy Tail Zero – English Cast Announcement!

キー版権4_特効済みR_logo無_20151011Finally, our last broadcast dub announcement is no stranger to longtime Funimation fans—Fairy Tail Zero! Here’s the English cast to all of the brand-new characters featured in this prequel to the famous shounen anime series.

 

Episode 1 of the broadcast dub hits Funimation Streaming Service tonight at 9pm EST – head HERE to watch (and select “Zero” from the Season dropdown menu)!

 

Summary

This prequel series depicts the founding of the Fairy Tail guild. Many years ago, Mavis Vermilion was a servant on Sirius Island, mistreated by a guild master and his daughter, Zera. But Mavis stayed positive, because her mother once told her that fairies never visit people who cry about their problems. When the guild came under attack, Mavis pulled Zera from the wreckage into the forest. Seven years went by, and the powerful wizards Warrod Sequen, Precht, and Yuri Dreyer arrived on the island, seeking a powerful jade gemstone. This journey would change the course of magical history.

 

Cast

Mavis Vermillion:   Leah Clark

Yuri Dreyer:   Clifford Chapin

Warrod Sequen:   Cris George

Precht Gaebolg:  David Trosko

Zera:  Jeannie Tirado

 

Crew

ADR Director:  Tyler Walker

Assistant Director:  Aaron Dismuke

ADR Engineers:   Patrick Morphy, William Dewell, Zachary Davis

Lead Writer:   Tyler Walker

 

Divine Gate – English Voice Cast Announcement!

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Divine Gate is one of the most talked-about shows of the winter season for a reason—and now it’s coming to you in English as part of this season’s Broadcast Dub lineup! Check out our English cast announcement for this new show from the studio that brought you Sword Art Online and Fairy Tail, debuting Friday, February 12, at 9:30am EST.

 

 

Summary

After the Divine Gate opened, our world and the worlds beyond became connected, bringing an era of chaos. To restore order, the World Council was formed and the Divine Gate fell into legend. Now, a select few have gathered to attempt to reach the Gate and remake the world. But what will they find when they open the door?

 

 

Cast

Akane – Joel McDonald

Aoto – Chris Burnett

Midori – Alexis Tipton

Arthur – J. Michael Tatum

Ariton – Clifford Chapin

K – Mikaela Krantz

Crew

ADR Director: Clifford Chapin

ADR Engineer: Nagaris Johnson, Domonique French, Jeremy Woods

Lead Writer: Monica Rial

Poll of the Week – Favorite Anime Monkey

Happy Lunar/Chinese New Year! As it is the year of the monkey, we want to celebrate by asking you what your favorite monkey in anime is! As to make things simple, we’ll classify “monkeys” as apes, monkeys, prosimians, other simian-like creatures, and etc. Vote on the SurveyMonkey (ha) poll below and on the following Sunday we’ll let you know which monkey has won! If your favorite simian isn’t on the list, add it in the “other” category!

 

UPDATE: The winner is here! Your favorite monkey (as voted by the fans) is… Monkey D. Luffy! Sonic the Monkey came close in second while Mamoru edged out Bubbles for the 3rd place spot. The most noted “Other” monkey was Son Goku from Saiyuki. Thanks for participating!

 

Favorite Monkey Poll Results

 

 

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Funimation Entertainment, NGames, and GameSamba announce strategic partnership to create new video games

EVERETT, WA – NGames Interactive Limited, Funimation Entertainment, and GameSamba today announced that they have formed a strategic partnership to create high quality, free-to-play mobile and web games based on anime and other entertainment media properties.

 

“Quality games based on popular series are increasing in demand,” said Jacky Yung, CEO of NGames. “With NGames’s experience in developing and publishing games, Funimation’s leadership in brand acquisition, marketing and rights management, and GameSamba’s expertise in the U.S. gaming market, I’m very excited to see what we can accomplish together.”

 

One of the largest game studios in China, NGames has developed and published many hit free-to-play titles in Asia and the Americas. Using its studios throughout Asia, NGames will work to develop new officially licensed titles, in partnership with Funimation and GameSamba.

 

“From day one GameSamba was a great fit with Funimation and our strategic plan to extend our anime properties into the gaming space,” said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and President of Funimation Entertainment.  “Now with this new strategic partnership with NGames we have the scale and technical resources to take our game development to the next level.”

 

“We’ve long wanted to help create and run games based on some of our favorite series,” said Dr. Scott Wong, co-founder and president of GameSamba. “Thanks to this new partnership, we’ll be able to make that a reality.”

 

Currently, GameSamba and NGames are working together on the hit online game, Star Trek: Alien Domain. For 2016, NGames, Funimation, and GameSamba are already slated to release multiple web and mobile games based on hit series such as Fairy Tail and Tokyo Ghoul, with more titles to be announced.

 

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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

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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