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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!

 

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and Fullmetal Alchemist The Movie – Conqueror of Shamballa Streaming/Home Video Rights To Expire—Binge and Buy Before This Classic is Gone for Good!

Fullmetal Alchemist is, of course, one of THE most legendary anime of all time—and for good reason. Combining alchemical action, great humor, and a moving, truly universal story of loss, redemption and what it means to be human, the adventures of the Elric brothers have resonated with fans all over the world for over a decade. We laughed with them, we cried with them, but alas, all good things must come to an end.

 

We’ve received an outpouring of fan feedback asking for Funimation to let you know when titles are expiring from our home video and streaming catalog, so we are announcing today that Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and Fullmetal Alchemist The Movie – Conqueror of Shamballa will be expiring soon. Funimation licenses these rights for a limited time, after which they revert to the original Japanese license holder. After these dates, these titles will be removed from our streaming service on Funimation.com, and we will not be reprinting any more home video products.

 

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood: expires March 31, 2016

Fullmetal Alchemist The Movie – Conqueror of Shamballa: expires March 31, 2016

 

What does this mean for you? If you want to keep this classic series and all of its installments in your collection permanently, be sure to buy your copies NOW before they’re gone for good. Out-of-print anime can go up in price significantly on the secondary market, with some titles going up to hundreds or even thousands of dollars, so lock in your collection at their current retail prices now.

 

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Collections

Collection One Blu-ray

Collection One DVD

Collection Two Blu-ray 

Collection Two DVD

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood broadcast 6 years after the original, Brotherhood was noteworthy for retelling the tale of Fullmetal Alchemist from the beginning, now faithfully adapting the entire story of Hiromu Arakawa’s legendary manga series.

 

 

Fullmetal Alchemist The Movie – Conqueror of Shamballa

Get the Movie Blu-ray today!

Conqueror of Shamballa follows up the events of the hit original series in a fascinating alternate universe that closely resembles our own. Revisiting many of the themes and conflicts of the original series, the film explores what happens to Ed and Al as two brothers separated by time and space but united by so much in the past.

 

For many years, we’ve been extremely honored and enjoyed working closely with Aniplex to bring this iconic anime franchise to you, so thank you for your support.

 

Time To Celebrate – National Dog Day!

It’s National Dog Day today and that means it’s time for us to share our favorite anime dogs! Today we showcase the strongest, smartest, and cutest of man’s best friend in this list! And of course, you can find and stream all of these shows on FUNimation.com!

 

 

Cowboy Bebop

Ein

 

We start the list off with one of the smartest (and coolest) dogs in anime! This super smart top dog joins the Bebop bounty hunters and helps them in many tough situations. Not to mention, just being a Welsh Corgi makes him the cutest member of the crew!

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Casshern Sins

Friender

 

Next on the list is a lesser-known, but ever faithful friend, Friender! In the series, Casshern SinsFriender is a robotic dog that travels with the protagonist, Casshern, across the land fighting against malicious robots. His main qualities of loyalty, intelligence, and boldness come in handy many times in the series!

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Fullmetal Alchemist

Black Hayate

 

Up next on the list is the extremely obedient and extremely adorable Shiba Inu, Black Hayate! Under the tutelage of Lt. Hawkeye, Black Hayate becomes a lovable and tough sidekick that is able to fight Homunculi and not pee on the carpet!

BlackHayate

 

 

 

Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad

Beck

 

This next dog is neither cute nor lovable, but he is cool enough to have a band named after him! This gruff dog is quite the mutt with multiple dog breeds, literally. While his appearance tends to scare most people, he has found love with a band who named their group after him.

Beck_(5)

 

 

 

Space Dandy

P.U.P.

 

This last entry is only in one episode of the quirky series, Space Dandy, but leaves an indelible mark. We won’t say too much, but we believe P.U.P. shows why dogs are truly man’s best friend.

PUP_(2)

 

 

 

There are so many other wonderful dogs in anime that we wish we could list, but there’s only so much space! What are your favorite anime dogs?

Back In Blu, Completely – Original Fullmetal Alchemist To Blu-ray

Relive the masterpiece.
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.

 

 

Series Summary:

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.

 

 

Why Wait? Black Friday Starts Now!

Here’s the deal, anime fans: we don’t like waiting in those huge Black Friday shopping lines. In fact, we don’t even like waiting until Black Friday — so we aren’t going to!  The FUNimation Shop’s Black Friday sale starts NOW!

 

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 CLICK HERE TO SHOP 

These Holiday Exclusive bundles are available for a limited time, so head over to our Holiday Deals section and grab yours while supplies last! With deals on titles like Dragon Ball Z, Fullmetal Alchemist, One Piece and more, you won’t want to miss out! Plus, orders over $50 will qualify for free shipping!* 

Skip the Black Friday store madness. Your holiday deals are just a button click away on FUNimation.com!

*Free Shipping is not valid on Pre-orders or orders under $50, Canada orders or if you selected to ship your items as they become available (ship separate). Offer pertains to US Customers only when shipping ground.

Cat Cafe Opens in New York City for a Limited Time

Image by Tod Seelie/Gothamist

 

New York is the latest city to embrace the cat cafe, following Vienna, San Francisco, London, Seoul, and Singapore. Just doesn’t seem fair that we don’t have one in Dallas yet, but I guess we’ll just have to be patient. In the meantime, denizens of the Big Apple can enjoy this purr-fect treat for a limited time–it’s only around for four days!

 

The Purina One pop-up Cat Cafe can be found at 168 Bowery, and features cat’achinos, pastries, and adorable kitties that you can adopt on the spot from the North Shore Animal League. The best part is that the food and drinks are free! Ok, well maybe the best part is the cats, but free food and drink is a very, very close second. They’ll even put kitty latte/foam art on your drinks!

 

We know a few anime characters who would go crazy for a cat cafe. Like Al from Fullmetal Alchemist and Sebastian from Black Butler. How would you like a cat cafe where Sebastian served you drinks?

 

If you’d like to read more about the Purina One pop up Cat Cafe in New York, click this link.

 

If you’d like to see more cat loving antics from anime characters click here for Sebastian and click here for Al.

 

 

Happy FMA Day! Here’s a Giveaway!


Don’t forget. Oct. 3rd is an important day in the world of Fullmetal Alchemist, commemorating the moment that the Elric brothers began their journey by setting their childhood home ablaze and vowing to never turn back.

 

Here at FUNimation we have officially recognized October 3rd as FMA Day, giving fans of the series a day to share with the world what Fullmetal Alchemist/ Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood means to them.

This year, we’ve decided to throw in a little bit of an incentive for you to share with us your thoughts on this important day.

 

 

So, fans what won’t you forget about Fullmetal Alchemist/ Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood? Tell us by words, by song, by video, by fanart, or by cosplay. You can enter one of two ways:

 

1) Send us your entries to our twitter account (@FUNimation) with the hashtag #FMADayDontForget.

2) Post to our FMA Day – Don’t Forget event page on Facebook. (Click this link).

 

1 lucky Facebook winner will be chosen at random to receive this snuggly Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Throw Blanket, and 2 lucky Twitter winners will be chosen at random to receive a Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood wallet.

 

Congratulations to our winners!

Twitter Winners: wolfire1992 and AngieValerie

Facebook Winner: Kenny Everett

 

 

This series is very special to us, and we’re excited to see what FMA means to all of you! Please click here for complete giveaway rules.

 

As an added special bonus, starting today at noon CT Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos will be available to watch for FREE on our site through the weekend! Grab your friends, and have a viewing party! If you like the movie, click this link to purchase!