Goku officially joins the Macy’s Parade!

IT’S REALLY HAPPENING!! In celebration of the upcoming movie Dragon Ball Super: Broly, Goku is officially the newest balloon coming to the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this year — making him the first character originating from a Japanese manga to ever get a balloon in the world’s largest parade.   Dragon Ball has always been […]

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Mamoru Hosoda Q&A @ Animation is Film Festival

We were privileged enough to listen to a Q&A session of Hosoda-kantoku by Charles Solomon (LA Times, Animation Magazine, others) at the Animation is Film Festival! See the transcript of the session below:   The Girl Who Leapt Through Time Q: Why did you choose The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, a novel which first […]

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Assassination Classroom – Live-action vs Anime Comparison

We’ve all heard how live action adaptations of anime can be (not naming any names). However, we want to show you how faithful and consistent the Assassination Classroom the Movies (Live Action) are! Check out the GIFs below. You can own the movies on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital on August 7!   Fast Teaching   […]

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Women in Game Development: Anime and IRL

After watching NEW GAME!, we wanted to hear from women working in game development, and share their stories with you all!

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The Guns of 91 Days

To protect what was yours and survive the dangerous life as a bootlegger, weapons were a necessity during the Prohibition era. The guns used in 91 Days were not only effective but accurate to the time period! Check out our infographic filled with information about the weapons used in the show.

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“I’ve always been searching…” Your Name. Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Preview

We’re ecstatic to announce that Your Name. is up for pre-order now and hitting shelves November 7—and we have a special preview of EVERYTHING in the Your Name. limited edition now!

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An In-Depth Look Into The Work of Director Yasuhiro Takemoto – Hyouka and Haruhi

To commemorate the recent releases of The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya and Hyouka, we’ve asked anime authority and KyoAni enthusiast @ultimatemegax to showcase one of KyoAni’s prolific directors, Yasuhiro Takemoto!

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New Limited Editions Bring You More Bang For Your Buck – Testament of Sister New Devil and SERVAMP

Look out for more art books and collector’s items in upcoming limited editions, in a more shelf-friendly size, including The Testament of Sister New Devil and SERVAMP, available for pre-order now!

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Fruits Basket – Which Zodiac Do You Belong To?

To get ready for Fruits Basket’s 16th birthday, we’re getting you these pretty party favors that will tell you which Chinese zodiac you belong to and which Fruits Basket character you’re most like.

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Audio/Video Encoding Update

The FunimationNow Development Team is hard at work making sure your anime watching experience is the best that it can be. This update focuses on the audio and video encoding

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Fruits Basket Finally Comes to Blu-ray—with a Special Anniversary Release!

One of the most beloved and influential shoujo series of all time, Fruits Basket was instrumental in launching the genre in North America—and soon you’ll finally be able to re-experience this classic in gorgeous high definition! Fruits Basket is coming to Blu-ray, with a special anniversary release.     The Fruits Basket Sweet Sixteen Anniversary […]

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Inside the Hosoda Collection Edition of The Boy and The Beast

The most recent film from award-winning director Mamoru Hosoda, The Boy and The Beast, is next in line for our premium Hosoda Collection line — and now you can get a sneak peek of what’s in this release!

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Black Butler Live-Action Character Cards

The live-action Black Butler movie is a new story that takes inspiration from many elements of the anime—learn about some of the new characters!

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My Hero Academia – Be A Real Life Hero!

Every couple of weeks on Inside the Episodes for My Hero Academia on FunimationNow, we’ll be highlighting a charity we believe is worthy of your attention and your assistance, and each one will be an opportunity for you to show us how much of a Hero you can be.

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What is Thy Desire? Outlaw Star is coming to Blu-ray and Collector’s Edition!

16 years after its first run on Toonami, Outlaw Star is coming to home video–and for the first time on Blu-ray! See what all is coming to the North American releases

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What is Thy Desire? Outlaw Star is coming to Blu-ray and Collector’s Edition!

16 years after its first run on Toonami, Outlaw Star is coming to home video–and for the first time on Blu-ray! From Sunrise (the studio behind Cowboy Bebop), Outlaw Star was one of the most famous space westerns for North American anime fans, bringing a very specific sense of cool with space pirates, bounty hunters, gun shootouts, and a general passion for adventure. This is a series whose humor and story still live up surprisingly well almost 2 decades later, and we’re so excited to present it in glorious HD!

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What Is Thy Desire? Outlaw Star is coming to Blu-ray and Collector’s Edition!

16 years after its first run on Toonami, Outlaw Star is coming to home video–and for the first time on Blu-ray! See what all is coming to the North American releases

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Anime History of Momotaro – Sacred Sailors

Learn the history of Momotaro – Sacred Sailors—the first feature length Japanese film ever—and Spider & Tulip—a beautifully animated classic whose influence can be seen in anime today

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Steins;Gate Show Refresher

Can’t remember what happened in the Steins;Gate series? Maybe you saw it in a different timeline. Maybe it’s Déjà vu. Or maybe you’re a normal human who forgot what you watched five years ago. That’s okay! We’ve got a refresher is just for you.

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TOEI AND FUNIMATION REVEAL NEW LICENSING AGREEMENTS FOR “DRAGON BALL SUPER” AT THE COLLECTIVE AT MAGIC FEBRUARY 2017

Toei Animation Inc. and Funimation® Entertainment announced today agreements with multiple licensing partners in a variety of apparel categories for the new “Dragon Ball Super” and original “Dragon Ball Z” anime series.

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