Nicholas Friedman

Funimation Bringing My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising to North American Theaters in Early 2020

Funimation has announced that it's bringing the highly-anticipated My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising to theaters in the United States and Canada in early 2020. The film, which marks the second movie in the My Hero Academia franchise (after 2018's record-breaking...

Dr. STONE Confirmed to Return For Season 2

Senku and the Kingdom of Science are coming back for more! Confirmed during Episode 24 of Dr. STONE, the series will be returning for a second season. The simulcast for Episode 24 aired Friday morning, revealing that the Stone Wars...

ID: INVADED Joins the Funimation Winter 2020 Lineup!

Just announced at Anime NYC, the brand new, mind-bending sci-fi anime from KADOKAWA and acclaimed director Ei Aoki (Fate/Zero) is coming to Funimation in January 2020. Set in a virtual world, the visually stunning ID: INVADED follows Sakaido, a detective...

New Villains Revealed for My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising

A pair of brand new villains have been revealed for My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising, with just about a month to go until the film's Japanese theatrical release. The film's official Twitter posted about Mummy and Chimera, the latest characters...

Goku Returns to New York for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2019! 🦃

The Earth's strongest fighter -- Goku -- is returning to New York to fly high once again at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Presented by Toei Animation and Funimation, Super Saiyan Blue Goku will soar along the parade route on...

Get Spooky at Anime Weekend Atlanta With Some Funimation Festivities! 👻

Next up on the convention circuit is Anime Weekend Atlanta, and Funimation is bringing some of your favorite panels to the show. Whether it's a sneak peek at fan service content at the Funimation Peep Show or a look back...

First Trailer for Demon Slayer Movie Confirms 2020 Release in Japan

It's been a few weeks since the finale of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba and we're clearly still not over it. But, there's some good news! The first trailer for the Demon Slayer film, set to cover the manga's Infinite...

The Robotech Franchise is Joining the Funimation Family!

Suit up, ace pilot! The cult classic anime hit Robotech is coming to Funimation! Licensed through Kew Media Distribution, Robotech: The Series, Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles and Robotech 2: The Sentinels will join the Funimation catalog. The titles will...

Funimation Announces Return of One Piece English Dub, Beginning with Punk Hazard Arc

The One Piece English dub is returning! Announced on the 20th Anniversary of the One Piece anime, the dub will pick up from where it left off, with the Straw Hats headed into the Punk Hazard arc. English voice actors...

NYCC 2019: The Connectivity of Cosplay

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4X6wmO9YhI&feature=youtu.be For cosplayers, taking on the persona of a character is about acceptance, community and creativity. At New York Comic Con, each of those touchstones was on full display as worlds and characters from across the anime fandom collided. On...

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Nicholas Friedman is a career pop culture journalist and Sr. Managing Editor at Funimation. You'll likely find him talking about Mob Psycho 100.
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