This Valentine’s Day weekend, Justin, Tim, and Tara are heading to Maryland for Katsucon and they’re bringing the love with some tasty panels and booth deals! Check out the details below for what we have planned for this weekend:
Funimation Favorites | Friday, February 12th | 6:15pm – 7:15pm | Panel Room: Live 5Funimation takes a look at some of our personal favorites from current anime and past classics. What’s your Funimation favorite? Share it with us using the hashtag #FunimationFave!
Funimation Peep Show (18+) | Friday, February 12th | 10:00pm – 11:30pm | Panel Room: Live 2Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW. Watch jiggly clips and trailers from some of the hottest Funimation titles with hosts Herbie Housely (@HerbieHousely) and Cookie Stratford (@CookieStratford). Don’t forget to bring tissues, you know, for the nose bleeds. Audience participation encouraged by tweeting using the hashtag #FunimationPeepShow. You could even win some naughty prizes. (18+, Bring your IDs!)
Funimation Online Panel | Saturday, February 13th | 5:00pm – 6:00pm | Panel Room: Live 5 Take a look at the latest in streaming anime on Funimation.com. Watch nearly endless episodes of your favorite series, both subbed and dubbed, via apps on PlayStation, Xbox, iOS, Android and more! Tweet using the hashtag #FunimationOnline for a chance to win prizes!
Funimation Industry Panel | Saturday, February 13th | 7:00pm – 8:30pm | Panel Room: Live 2From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news, info, and announcements from North America’s largest anime distributor—Funimation. Live tweet with us using the hashtag #FunimationPanel for a chance to win prizes!
FunimationNow Lounge | ALL WEEKEND | Room: National Harbor 11All weekend, you’ll have the opportunity to rest yourself at the FunimationNow Lounge! You’ll be able to charge your phones, watch shows and particular screenings, and even demo the Funimation apps on the PS4, XboxOne, and the Roku.
In addition to sweet savings that can be found at the booth we’re bringing in the Lucky Pin Draw where if you spend a certain amount at the booth, you get to choose the pin you want! Pin tiers are:
- $75 – 1 pin
- $125 – 2 pins
- $150 – 3 pins
- $200 – 4 pins
With every purchase we’ll be handing out collectible shopping bags and a Funimation Lanyard!
We’re bringing a ton of new autographed wraps that are available as a gift with certain purchases. Be sure to inquire at the booth for details!
Evangelion Movie Marathon
To celebrate the release of Evangelion 3.33, we’ll be having a marathon of mecha-sized proportions with Evangelion 1.11, 2.22, and 3.33! Watch all 3 and then pick up your copy of 3.33. in the dealer’s room!
Evangelion 1.11 | Friday, February 12th | Video Room 1 (V1) | 6:00pm Evangelion 2.22 | Friday, February 12th | Video Room 1 (V1) | 8:00pm Evangelion 3.33 | Friday, February 12th | Video Room 1 (V1) | 10:15pm
Evangelion: 1.11 You Are [Not] Alone
The stunning rebuild of the anime masterpiece is now extended and enhanced with never before seen new animation and 266 visual and audio improvements.
Tokyo-3 still stands after most of civilization was decimated in the Second Impact. Now the city endures the ceaseless onslaught of the deadly Angels, bizarre creatures bent on eradicating the human race. To combat this strange and ruthless enemy, the government agency NERV constructs a fleet of towering humanoid machines – the Evas – and Shinji Ikari is called into action, reluctantly taking his place at the controls of Eva Unit 01.
Living a life of loneliness and questioning his existence, Shinji struggles to accept responsibility for mankind’s battle for survival in this visually striking rebuild of one of the most important anime of all time. Shinji will fight the Angels alongside the only person who might understand his plight – Rei Ayanami, the elusive and frail pilot of Eva Unit 00. In this film experience not to be missed, Shinji and Rei will struggle to learn a simple truth: when carrying the burden of humanity’s survival on your shoulders, you are not alone.
Evangelion: 2.22 You Can [Not] Advance
Brutal mechanized action explodes on a grand scale as towering cyborg gladiators – the Eva Units – fight for the fate of the world in the new feature film, Evangelion: 2.22.
In the earliest battles against the monstrous Angels, young Eva pilots Shinji and Rei were forced to carry humanity’s hopes on their shoulders. Now, with the deadly onslaught of the Angels escalating and the apocalyptic Third Impact looming, Shinji and Rei find their burden shared by two new Eva pilots, the fiery Asuka and the mysterious Mari. Maneuvering their enormous Eva machines into combat, the four young souls fight desperately to save mankind from the heavens – but will they be able to save themselves?
Evangelion: 3.33 You Can [Not] Redo
Fourteen years after starting the Third Impact, Shinji wakes up to a changed world. The people he once protected treat him like a prisoner and threaten to kill him if he pilots another Eva. At NERV headquarters, Shinji meets pianist Kaworu. As the boys bond, the organization’s true mission comes into focus, and Shinji careens toward a mental breakdown that could bring about the end of humanity.
Saturday, February 13th | Video Room 2 (V2) | 6:00pm
From the light novel series written by Minase Hazuki, comes a story of love, action, and comedy. Yachi Haruaki is a high school boy who is naturally resistant to curses. After his father sends him a mysterious black cube, Haruaki awakes to find a nude girl named Fear standing in his kitchen. She’s the human form of the cursed black cube – and an instrument of torture! Utilizing her special abilities, Fear fights alongside Haruaki to defeat other cursed instruments and their owners.
Episodes 1 & 2 w/ Dubbed OVA | Saturday, February 13th | FunimationNow Lounge – National Harbor 11 | 9:00pm
Right after our Industry Panel, we’ll be having a special showing of Free! Eternal Summer dubbed episodes 1 & 2 along with a special screening of the OVA which is only available on the home video release! Cosplay is encouraged at this event and we have tons of prizes to give away!
Synopsis: The boys of summer are back! Haru, Makoto, Nagisa, Rei, and Rin are reunited for a second season in Free! Eternal Summer. After the last swimming meet, the bonds of friendship have only gotten stronger, and with each passing day these boys continue to grow. This season brings new rivals and new challenges. So get ready, the competition is about to get fierce!
English Dubbed Premiere | Saturday, February 13th | Video Room 2 (V2) | 10:30pm
Season 2 Synopsis: The busty babes of Maken-ki! are back in a follow-up to the hit first season! When Takeru enrolls in Tenbi Academy, he discovers that he has a magical power called “Maken.” The hornball might end up a great fighter—if he can keep from being distracted by all the gorgeous girls running around his new school.