We’ve got TWO conventions this weekend, so we’re bringing DOUBLE the FUN! We’re going bi-coastal, even. Lauren, Tara, and Tim will be heading to Anime Boston, and Rojas flying to Sakura-Con in Seattle. Take a look below for all the info on what’s going down in the Emerald City.
Be sure to stop by the FUNimation booth at Sakura-Con for all your anime needs. We’ll be giving away a FREE FUNimation lanyard with every purchase, while supplies last. Select purchases will also come with an autographed wrap, signed by your favorite voice actors! Just ask for more information at the booth.
Wanna Be The Strongest In The World (West Coast Dub Premiere) – 1:15pm in the FUNimation Theater
The eye-popping world of women’s professional wrestling is sweaty, sadistic, and savagely sexy. Famous Japanese pop idol Sakura Hagiwara is better suited for the dance floor than the wrestling ring, but this ravishing songstress is about to put her body to the ultimate test. When she and fellow idol Elena are assigned to pose as wrestlers for a very special show, a vicious lady brawler by the name of Rio decides to teach the girls a lesson they won’t soon forget. Rio unleashes a flurry of ferocious of attacks on Elena, contorting her divine female form into an array of very naughty positions. Shocked by the blush-inducing beating taken by her friend, Sakura vows to get her heavenly curves ready to rumble and redeem the good name of idols everywhere by becoming a bona fide diva of the pro-wrestling world!
FUNimation Previews Panel – 6pm in Panel 2
Come see extended clips and trailers for some of the hottest anime series from FUNimation!
FUNimation Industry Panel – 11:30am in Panel 3
From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news and information from North America’s largest anime distributor–FUNimation.
The Rolling Girls Special – 4pm in Panel 1
We’ll be showing the first two subtitled episodes of The Rolling Girls, and Rojas will MC this special panel as you ask the Japanese cast and crew your questions!
PING PONG THE ANIMATION (West Coast Dub Premiere) – 4pm in the FUNimation Theater
Smile and Peco. Peco and Smile. Besties from the beginning, both with a badass backhand. Peco is known for his arrogance on the table tennis court, and Smile for his silence. But with a new school year and a new high school table tennis team, both boys are in for a challenge, on–and off–the court.
Peco’s slacker ways are hurting his game, and after getting crushed in a tournament, he decides to quit. Smile is finally learning to harness his natural talents, but can he squash his sympathy for his opponents enough to beat them
From the acclaimed director Masaaki Yuasa (Adventure Time, Space Dandy) comes an innovative new series with stunning animation, memorable characters, and impressive footwork.