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Review: Your Name. (Kimi No Na Wa)

By now, many of the anime fanbase has seen the critically acclaimed Your Name, or Kimi no na wa as known in Japan, which will hit theaters in North America this April. The movie is based on the novel of the same name by Makoto Shinkai, who ...

 
 
 
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Funimation blesses the US with the brilliant Nichijou

Over the years, I have been bothering telling anime distribution companies to bring over one of the best anime comedies ever made (to me it is), Nichijou - My Ordinary Life. Anime distribution company Funimation, announced at the recen...

 
 
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Your Name is set to arrive in the US in 2017

[Update: The film is set to release on April 7, 2017] Your Name (Kimi no na wa), the astoundingly successful anime film of 2016, will finally reach our US shores next year, thanks to the great foks at Funimation! If you've been living ...

 
 
 
 
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Relive every episode of Endless Eight all at the same time

The anime adaptation of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is among one of the best anime shows in the last two decades and is still fondly remembered to this day. However, there is one thing that rubbed people the wrong way with that series...

 
 
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Holy Macaroni: Crunchyroll and FUNimation join forces

Remember that time when Crunchyroll revealed that they were entering the home release market? Well, it turns out that this was one of their plans with their new relationship with FUNimation to bring more anime to the masses. Not only that, ...

 
 
 
 
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Godzilla Resurgence stomps its way to the Americas

Just when people were starting to doubt if Godzilla Resurgence (known as Shin Gojira in Japan) was ever coming to the United States, anime localization company Funimation comes to save day. Funimation announced today at ...

 
 
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First Impressions: Attack on Titan: Junior High episode 1

Attack on Titan is one of those series that it doesn't matter what they do, people pay attention to it. The graphically violent and gruesome series shot to popularity first as a manga and then as an anime series. Soon all kinds of spin-offs...

 
 
 
 
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Cowboy Bebop HD will be right on time for Christmas

What is probably one of the most anticipated Blu-Ray remasters in a long time, is set to be released just in time for Christmas on December 16th. The video from FUNimation looks fantastic, with the colors and details looking like they've h...

 
 
 
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FUNimation to simulcast Ping Pong

Briefly: FUNimation has announced their latest nab this season. They'll be licensing and simulcasting Ping Pong, Masaaki Yuasa's upcoming Noitamina show, so you'll be able to catch it on their site and Hulu. The simulcast begins on April 10...

 
 
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Funimation acquires spring anime Selector Infected WIXOSS

FUNimation is starting to show their licensing cards, and among them is the upcoming spring series Selector Infected WIXOSS. An original show, the series composition will be done by Mari Okada (Tora Dora!, Nagi no Asukara) and directed by T...

 
 
 
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Second season of Space Dandy will air in July

If you're ready for more adventure, pompadours and space boobies, you'll be pleased to hear that Space Dandy has just had it's second season confirmed, and it'll be coming as soon as July. You may remember that the show was due to run for 2...

 
 
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First look at Attack on Titan in English

To build excitement for the official premiere of the Attack on Titan dub at Anime Boston -- and to tear the geekier portions of the internet asunder with talk over whether certain voices are "too deep" or "just deep enough," -- Funimation ...

 
 
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Blood-C summed up in 60 seconds

You may remember that I wasn't too hot on Blood-C or its sequel, The Last Dark. It really suffers from a listless plot that doesn't do much with its interesting lead character. However, it does have interesting moments, many highlighted in...

 
 
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Funimation gets home video rights for four series

This morning Funimation revealed via their official blog that they have acquired the home video rights to four series that were previously simulcast on their website: Date A Live, Code:Breaker, Karneval and Red Data Girl. All of the series ...

 
 
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Review: Kamisama Kiss

When I dream of becoming God, these fantasies usually don't involve a white-haired pretty boy with fox ears who follows me around and does my bidding; clearly, I've been doing it wrong. Now that Kamisama Kiss has taught me the error of my w...

 
 
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New episodes of Dragon Ball Z Kai to premiere this Spring

Excellent news for Dragon Ball fans who may have felt short-changed following the decision to nix the Majin Buu saga from the recently-remastered Dragon Ball Z Kai. New episodes are finally scheduled to air this Spring. The 2...

 
 
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Attack on Titan dub debuting at Anime Boston

Attack on Titan, as I'm sure we're all aware, is a pretty huge deal. If it weren't clear by our awesome valentines and Karen going back to check out the episodes, a lot of us are fans. Some of us are not, but personally, I'm a huge fan. I'd...

 
 
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FUNimation teases us with a Ben-To website

[Edit: It seems that FUNimation have secured the streaming rights. One step at a time!] Well, who honestly saw this coming? Ben-To, the anime that depicts the atrocities of discount bento combat, might finally have been licensed. While it w...

 
 
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FUNimation posts up their 2014 convention schedule

In case you're making your convention plans for this year already, save some room for FUNimation in your schedules. They're attending a lot of the big ones, of course, like San Diego Comic Con, Otakon in Baltimore, SXSW Gaming, Sakura-Con, ...

 
 
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First Impressions: D-Frag

I really enjoy moe, but I also really enjoy comedy. So what do you get when you sit me down in front of a solid combination of the two? You get one happy little camper who is ready to say please sir, may I have some more!

 
 
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Funimation snags rights for One Piece, season 6

Earlier today, Funimation announced that they've acquired the rights for home video distribution of One Piece, season 6. One Piece, of course, remains super popular with fans and Funimation seems to be doing a fantastic job with the series,...

 
 
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First Impressions: Noragami

For my first assignment here at Japanator, I decided to tackle First Impressions of Noragami. I had actually watched the first episode of this series right when it first premiered on Funimation's site, but in just a few short days, I had al...

 
 
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Review: Aquarion: EVOL - Season 2, Part 1

When you think Shoji Kawamori, his work on Macross immediately comes to mind. It's been one of the most influential properties in Japan since it's debut. However, another major show that Kawamori worked on is Aquarion. You might know it as ...

 
 
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First Impressions: Space Dandy

It's a good time to be an anime fan. Right now, you can watch a brand new anime series on TV each week (dubbed, too!) several hours before it airs in Japan. If dubs aren't your thing, you can watch it subbed the following morning. Whatever ...

 
 
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FUNimation drops some Space Dandy streaming science

I don't know if you've heard, but Space Dandy is kind of a big deal. With such a big release hitting both Japan and abroad in so many places, FUNimation has gone and posted where and when you can watch it. You can watch Space Dandy over at ...

 
 
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Review: Good Luck Girl

When I first started watching Good Luck Girl, I had just finished up the sex comedy B Gata H Kei (Yamada's First Time), which was surprisingly hilarious given its lack of actual sex. I'm a big supporter of anime comedies, especially when th...

 
 
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FUNimation adds Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha to line up

Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha has officially been added to FUNimation's winter 2014 simulcast line up! The anime is based off the manga written and illustrated by Morohe Yoshida herself. It began serialization back in August 2010, when it was re...

 
 
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Evangelion 3.0 delayed

So if your a dedicated Evangelion fan like myself, you've been waiting for the third movie of the series to come out on DVD for ages. I want to own it for myself so badly, and I know a lot of other people want to as well. In fact, as I...

 
 
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Sentai Filmworks licenses Familiar of Zero Season One

In a move that pleased me to no end, Sentai Filmworks now has the digital, DVD and Blu-Ray to the first season of Familiar of Zero, known as Zero no Tsukaima to long time fans. Originally licensed by Geneon and then shortly available throug...

 
 
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Party in Vegas with Space Dandy and Otakon Vegas

Las Vegas seems like the right place to celebrate the first episode of Space Dandy, and so Otakon Vegas and FUNimation are having a sneak preview on the day it airs on Adult Swim, on Saturday, January 4th. Space Dandy's premiere is already ...

 
 
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Space Dandy's English cast revealed

In an effort to hype us all to death -- and no, we certainly don't mind -- Bandai Visual has reaffirmed Space Dandy's January 4th premiere for Adult Swim's Toonami block. They've also passed along a short list of English voice actors curren...

 
 




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Little Witch Academia (Season 1) "My name is Akko and I love to get Wakko"

 

Japanator Unboxing: TokyoTreat - February 2017"Sweet Strawberry, Savory Seafood"

 

Digimon Adventure tri: Reunion Blu-Ray Set"A New Digi-Adventure Emerges!"

 

Boruto: Naruto the Movie Blu-ray Set"The New Generation hits Blu-Ray!"

 

Your Name. (Kimi No Na Wa)"Can I ask you your name?"

 

Ghost in the Shell"Cyber-Bodied"

 

Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale"Is this the (Augmented) Real Life?"

 

One Piece Film Gold"Welcome to Grand Tesoro!"

 

Kaiju Girls"Unleash your inner Monster Soul"

 

Orange"Would you change your past?"

 

God Eater 2: Rage Burst"New Look, Same Great Taste"

 

A.W. Phoenix Festa"Bland Stories & Battles"

 
 
 
 
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