It's time for the big daddy of all anime cons: Anime Expo 2010! Every year, several thousand otaku come to sunny California for this event, and for a good reason: This is where we bring out the big guns! What does that mean for you, dear reader?
Hey again, everyone! I hope you all had a splendid week! We just got done with FUNiCon 4.0 and it was a lot of fun. Well, especially fun for me because there was lovely news about the Summer conventions to share! I digress, though.
As we announced at FUNiCon 4.0, we here at FUNimation are holding a very special Hetalia Axis Powers event to let fans get super creative and show appreciation for the original creator, Hidekaz Himaruya! Up through and at Otakon 2010, we will be collecting cards showing your love for all things Hetalia Axis Powers. Fans will also have a chance to win Hetalia prizes as well as let the creator know how much the series means to them.
We want to show Hetalia’s creator, Hidekaz Himaruya, how many English speaking Hetalia Axis Powers fans there are out there and spread the love of our favorite nation building comedy!
Interested? Check out the details after the break!
It's time for us to have another FUNiCon live online panel. So bring on FUNiCon 4.0! We are finalizing the exact date and time but it looks to take place late next week in the early evening/late afternoon. We'll update you with this in the every near future.
I do recommend watching the live broadcast since we had trouble with the record button on 3.0 and if you didn't see it live then you didn't get to see it all.
As always we will be answering as many of your questions as we can. As we are like to do.
Hey folks! I'm on my way to Somerset, NJ and spend some quality time at AnimeNEXT. If you live in the Tri-State and Eastern Pennsylvania areas and haven't filled out the request form online to get FUNimation Channel, you can stop by the FUNimation booth and fill out the cards this weekend.
Hello again, everyone! It’s been a while since the last Always Be Cosplaying and there’s no time like the present to get back to all that costume goodness you know and love. With Summer conventions coming up quickly, a lot of fans are working hard on their creations for all the big shows this year. I'm going to be super duper busy myself here in Brand Manager-land, but here's to hoping I have a bit of time for a new creation or two!
To help get everyone into the mood for some great Summer cosplay, let's take a look at one of the traditional convention cosplay staples, the Masquerade! These events are held at most every anime convention and usually consist of a variety of cosplay walk-on and skit performances with fans dressed as their favorite characters. Sometimes the Masquerades are competitions where the winners can receive cash, gift certificates, DVDs or even trips! Prizes aside, even getting the chance to go on stage is pretty awesome.
Over the years, I’ve been to (and been in) lots of Masquerades and it seems the skits just get better every year. This time on ABC, we’re going to talk about a small sampling of some of my favorite anime Masquerade skits from all around the World. Let's sit back and enjoy the creativity, shall we?
To start us off, here's a skit that I had the pleasure to see up close and in person. It was innovative how the cosplayers worked in a music video they created and poked a bit of fun at the source material. This awesome cross between Castlevania and My Chemical Romance is from Katsucon 2007. It’s time for a GOTH OFF:
Hey gang! Joshman the J-Train here, getting ready for my first-ever solo convention with FUNimation. My destination: Anime NEXT in Somerset, New Jersey. With Anime Expo, Comic-Con International and Otakon right around the corner, you can bet that I'll have some great stuff ready for the summer con season.
Those of you lucky enough to join us at Anime NEXT will get not one, but TWO brand-spanking new FUNimation Premieres this Saturday! Find out after the jump...
Hey folks! So lots of exciting things are happening with the channel. We just welcomed a new affiliate sales person for the East Coast. What does that mean in layman's terms? It means we have someone talking and negotiating with cable companies along the Eastern region. It also means we're growing one team member at a time. Most importantly, our Get FUNimation Channel campaign is making great progress. Keep them coming! The more you spread the word about our march to launch the 24/7 channel in your city, the better. You count in our meetings.