We’ve got a HUGE weekend ahead of us as we head to Anime Boston, March 31 – April 2! From GIANT premieres and launch parties, to autograph signings — check out everything we’re bringing to the convention this weekend. And to see everything we have planned with our partners for My Hero Academia — click here!
10:00pm – 11:30pm | Funimation Peep Show | Panel A (Hynes)
Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW. Watch clips and trailers from some of the hottest Funimation titles with host Cookie Stratford. Audience participation encouraged by tweeting using the hashtag #FunimationPeepShow. You could even win some naughty prizes. (18+, Bring your IDs!)
1:00pm – 2:30pm | Funimation Industry Panel | Panel C (Hynes)
From 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!
10:00am – 11:00am | Working in the Anime Industry | Constitution (Sheraton)
Want to know what it’s like working in the anime industry? Have questions for people who work in the anime industry? Then this is the panel for you! We join our partners at Crunchyroll and other industry reps to discuss what it is like working in the crazy world of anime.
1:00pm – 2:00pm | Funimation Favorites Panel | Constitution 2 (Sheraton)
Funimation 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!
For every Funimation Panel you attend, you’ll earn a Funimation Favorites, Funimation Industry, or Funimation Peep show ribbon for your badge*!
Funimation subscribers and fans can earn their respective ribbons at the Funimation booth, by showing one of our staffers their subscriber status!
*While supplies last
Stop by the Funimation booth to get some great deals on new and classic titles! In addition to sweet savings that can be found at the booth, we’ll have some special events at the booth such as:
Lucky Pin Draw!
When you spend a certain amount at the booth, you’ll get to choose a free Funimation-exclusive pin! 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! Also you can be sure to find special autographed items based on what you buy.
Scavenger Hunt: Steins;Gate – The Movie – Load Region of Déjà Vu
To celebrate the release of the Steins;Gate movie (finally!), we’re giving fans a chance to win some nice prizes with a special scavenger hunt. Come to the booth to meet our Kurisu cosplayer, who will instruct you on how to join the hunt and solve puzzles. Successfully solve three puzzles from around the convention and receive a special plastic Steins;Gate poster and a normal Steins;Gate movie poster—plus the first 40 solvers will receive a Future Gadget Lab pin! On top of all of that, one randomly selected will ALSO win a copy of the complete Steins;Gate TV series.
Your Name. freebies and picture ops!
Come to the Funimation booth and show your advance ticket confirmation for Your Name. (in theaters beginning April 7) to receive a free set of stationery sticky notes, featuring the main characters Mitsuha and Taki! We’ll also have cardboard cutouts of the characters for photo ops, and you can leave a message on our Your Name. message board.
2:00pm – 4:00pm | Momotaro: The Sacred Sailors | Constitution 2 (Sheraton)
Now beautifully restored, these early masterpieces of Japanese animation are now preserved as historical milestones of the anime industry. Special guest Roland Kelts will introduce the film, and host a discussion on the film after.
3:00pm – 4:30pm | ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. Screening and Q&A | Panel C (Hynes)
ACCA, a unified syndicate in the kingdom of Dowa, maintains peace among the 13 regions. But conspiracy lurks in this peaceful world. Includes Q&A with Director Shingo Netsuke!
4:30pm – 6:00pm | Dimension W Home Video Screening with Q&A | Constitution 2 (Sheraton)
Free Dimension W Poster for attending + Q&A with Christopher R. Sabat – English voice actor for Kyouma Mabuchi
8:00am – 10:00am | Attack on Titan 2 Watch Party | Grand Ballroom (Sheraton)
Potatoes and Titan’s Blood (Cranberry Juice) will be provided on a limited basis. Arrive early!
12:00pm – 1:00pm | Heavy Object – Season 1, Home Video | Video 311 (Hynes)
Warfare has been revolutionized by the invention of mechanical weapons called “Objects.” Objects are overwhelmingly powerful, rendering traditional weapons completely useless. Qwenthur is a nebbish soldier who aims to work as an Object mechanic. He meets Milinda, an Elite Soldier who pilots her own Object. As they battle together, Qwenthur uncovers the grim secret behind the Heavy Objects.
1:00pm – 3:00pm | Outlaw Star Remastered – HD Home Video Premiere | Video 210 (Hynes)
Gene Starwind is a jack-of-all-trades responsible for odd jobs and bounty hunting with his partner, Jim Hawking. Stuck on a rundown planet, he’s going nowhere fast. But when a bodyguard job goes sideways, he finds himself the proud owner of the Outlaw Star and on an adventure to find the mysterious Galactic Leyline. Facing pirates and dangers galore, can he survive the journey through space?
6:00pm – 7:30pm | My Hero Academia Season 2 Convention Dub Premiere with Q&A | Hall D (Hynes)
Including special guests and giveaways! See all of the My Hero Academia plans for Anime Boston!
8:30pm – 10:00pm | Attack on Titan Jr High/ Home Video Screening | Hall D (Hynes)
Free AOT Jr High Poster for attending! Plus, stick around after and you might see something special!
12:30pm – 2:00pm | Natsume Ono | Autographs 1, Sheraton
Creator of ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.
2:30pm – 4:00pm | My Hero Academia Signing | Autographs 3 (Sheraton)
Featuring Wakana Okamura, Christopher Sabat (voice of All-Might), Brina Palencia (voice of Minoru Mineta). Autograph items are limited to only My Hero Academia items. My Hero Academia posters will be provided.
11:00am – 12:30pm | Autograph Session w/ Wakana Okamura | Autographs 1, Sheraton
My Hero Academia Producer
Meet some of your favorite Funimation voice actors at Anime Boston, including:
- Brina Palencia
- Cherami Leigh
- Christopher R. Sabat
- Greg Ayres
- Johnny Yong Bosch
- Lisa Ortiz
- Robbie Daymond
- Michelle Ruff
- Patrick Seitz