As many fans know, music is an important part of anime. An epic soundtrack can elevate the viewing experience when watching a series; and conversely, you may forgive a few weak plot points if the music is spot on. Each season brings new shows and that means new openings and endings! Take a look at some of the ones from this season below:
Tokyo Ghoul -Opening Song
Performed by: TK from Ling Toshite Sigure
Reasons you’ll love it: TK is the vocalist and guitarist for the J-Rock band Ling Tosite Sigure. You may remember them from the opening theme for Psycho-Pass. The haunting vocals and progressive rock sound perfectly capture the intense feel of this show.
We’re about halfway through the summer 2014 season, so it’s a great time to review some anime!
Kotaku recently published their recommendations for the Five Anime of Summer 2014 You Should Be Watching, and two FUNimation shows made the list: Barakamon and Tokyo Ghoul. If you’ve watched these shows, then you know why they made the list, but just in case, here’s a run down for you.
Currently on episode 6, this slice-of-life comedy is a heart warming story of personal growth and discovery. Who knew an anime about calligraphy would capture our hearts?
An aspiring artist’s world is about to be turned upside down.
Seishu exiles himself to a small island to rediscover his passion as a calligrapher after violently attacking one of his most vocal critics. While the Goto Islands appear to be a tranquil paradise on the surface, this young mapmaker soon learns that wacky neighbors and hyperactive children just might provide him the sense of humor he needs on his journey towards self-discovery.
Based on the popular manga series comes a tale of finding inspiration in the most hilarious and unlikely of places.
Currently on episode 6, this fantasy horror series is sure to have you wincing in pain. Explore the dark and twisted world where ghouls live among us and feed on human flesh to survive. It’ll leave you questioning what it means to be human, and leave you craving more.
In modern day Tokyo, society lives in fear of Ghouls: mysterious creatures who 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.
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!
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).
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