October 2018 Collector’s Movie Sets – Free! Movie Bundle and Mamoru Hosoda Movie Collection

It’s that time again—let’s check out some of the new limited edition releases coming to you soon from Funimation! This time, we have two new movie bundles in collector’s boxes up for pre-order for the month of October. Here’s your sneak peek of what special items and upgrades you’ll receive for the Free! Movie Bundle […]

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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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July 2017 Blu-ray and DVD Releases

July 2017 has a SUPER release schedule! The month is filled with beautiful new titles like Kuma Miko and Three Leaves, Three Colors to old school anime like The Record of Lodoss War to highly awaited titles like HYOUKA and Dragon Ball Super.

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Funimation Films Through 2017

Over the past years, Funimation has worked hard on bringing anime to North America through DVDs, Blu-rays, streaming services, and most recently theatrically. With the arrival of the Dragon Ball Z movies, Battle of Gods and Resurrection ‘F’, we have been working on delivering more theatrical experiences for fans of anime and Japanese blockbusters through Funimation Films.   […]

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Music & Anime: A Relationship Editorial – Part 1 – Milan Review

This is the introduction to a personal multi-part editorial series, from social media coordinator Godswill Ugwa.   One of the most important elements of the anime genre is the music. From the opening of a series to the overall soundtrack right up to the ending of an episode, music has an important hand in crafting […]

Time To Celebrate – Father’s Day

Fatherhood is hard. It’s especially hard when your children may grow up with powers or in a world full of danger! It’s no secret that anime dads typically aren’t the paragons of parenting, but we still want to highlight the men that were there for their kids. This list isn’t in any particular order and […]

How To Get Your Family Into Watching Anime

Written by one of Funimation’s Brand Managers, Jennifu   With The Boy and the Beast out now (get your copy here!), one thing that we’ve heard a lot from fellow anime fans is how they’ve used director Mamoru Hosoda’s movies like Summer Wars and Wolf Children to introduce their parents or family to anime. While […]

Conventions 2016: A-Kon!

It’s been a crazy few weeks of travel, but the Funimation convention crew is back in our hometown for our biggest local anime convention of the year: A-kon!  This convention is a special one for us, and we could not be more excited!  Stop by our booth, Funimation Lounge, or any of our panels and […]

Conventions 2016 – Heading to Anime Central!

Hey Illinois, we’re heading your way for more than just the deep dish pizza — our crew is hitting the road for Anime Central! Here’s what Justin, Lauren, Tara, and Alex have planned for the weekend:     PANELS Funimation Favorites | Friday May 20th | 9:00p – 10:00p Join Funimation staff as we take a […]

“The Boy and The Beast” and “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time” Pre-Order Announcement!

Two instant classic anime films by the new master of Japanese animated film, now up for pre-order!   First off, The Boy and the Beast! This award-winning film is still playing in select theaters–go check it out on the big screen and relive the adventures again and again on home video! Funimation will be releasing […]

Funimation Acquires Mamoru Hosoda’s The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, In Time For Its 10th Anniversary!

With all of the news about the upcoming US theatrical run of The Boy and the Beast (starting March 4, tickets available now), there’s one major question that anime fans have been dying to know:   Are we going to license The Girl Who Leapt Through Time?   We are absolutely ecstatic to announce today […]

The Boy and The Beast Advance Tickets on Sale NOW!

Advance tickets are on sale NOW for Mamoru Hosoda’s The Boy and the Beast, in theaters across the nation beginning March 4! Find a theater near you now and buy your tickets today at funimationfilms.com/theboyandthebeast. Lots of anime theatrical screenings sell out in advance, so don’t get caught at the theater ticketless—we strongly suggest buying […]

MAMORU HOSODA’S “THE BOY AND THE BEAST” OPENS IN U.S. THEATERS NATIONWIDE MARCH 4

Advance Tickets on Sale February 5; English Dub Cast Revealed FLOWER MOUND, TEXAS – January 19, 2016. Funimation® Entertainment announced today the theatrical date for the eagerly anticipated release of “The Boy and The Beast.”  The latest masterpiece from acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda, “The Boy and The Beast” will open on March 4 and screen […]

FUNimaniacs! – IGN’s Anime Club Special OVA

FUNimation frontrunner, Justin Rojas, made a special guest appearance recently at IGN’s Anime Club podcast; you’ll definitely want to check it out!   In this special OVA episode, we reveal quite a bit of insider information such as more information about theatrical releases coming next year, Broadcast Dub behind-the-scenes, *cough Dragon Ball Super cough* and even […]

FUNimation Acquires U.S. Rights to Mamoru Hosoda’s “The Boy and the Beast”

FLOWER MOUND, TEXAS –  FUNimation Entertainment announced today its acquisition of U.S. rights to Mamoru Hosoda’s new Japanese animated film “The Boy and The Beast.”  As part of its agreement with Gaumont International, FUNimation has secured exclusive rights to theatrical, digital and home video distribution of the film.   “We’re excited to bring The Boy […]