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Here are the FUNimation's simulcasts for this spring. There will be a front news article for both FUNimation, Crunchyroll, and other simulcast services soon.

PUCHIM@S 2
Plot

Fans of The IDOLM@STER franchise won't want to miss this super cute spinoff! Hyperactive hijinks are sure to follow when the idol girls of 765 Productions discover the mysterious Puchidols – chibis with adorable abilities – have invaded their office!

Starts on Wednesday, April 2 at 1:00 p.m. EST

Daimidaler the Sound Robot
Plot

The comedy centers around a high school boy named Kōichi Madanbashi who has Hi-ERo particles, the power source to operate the robotic weapon Daimidaler. With the help of Kyōko Sonan from the mysterious Prince Beauty Parlor organization, he stands up against the Penguin Empire that troubles humanity.

Starts on April 5 at 5:30 a.m. EDT

3. Selector Infected Wixoss
Plot

WIXOSS is a hugely popular card game, particularly among middle school children. But few know of LRIG Card, "the card of girls who possess will." Only special girls can hear the voice of LRIG, and those who possess this card are called selectors.

First episode will be available for subscribers on Thursday, April 3 at 1:49 p.m. EDT, and will be available a week later for free

4. Fairy Tail
Plot

Lucy is a 17-year-old girl, who wants to be a full-fledged mage. One day when visiting Magnolia Town, she meets Natsu, a young man who gets sick easily by any type of transportation. But Natsu isn't just any ordinary kid, he's a member of one of the world's most infamous mage guilds: Fairy Tail.

Starts on Saturday, April 5 in Japan.

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With FUNimation's announcement of the dub cast, the DVD and Blu-Ray is set for North American release on June 10th.

Plot

In a world devastated by mysterious Spatial Quakes, Shidoh isn’t what you’d expect in a hero. He’s an average Joe who gets bossed around by his adorable little sister and mocked by the popular girls at his school. You’d definitely pick him last for dodge ball, but when it comes to saving the planet from imminent destruction, Shidoh’s got one thing going for him: intergalactic hotties can’t keep their hands off him! When the secret to stopping the Spatial Quakes turns out to be romancing the extraterrestrial Spirits responsible for all the chaos, Shidoh the loveable loser becomes the hero of all humanity. For every Spirit he makes out with, mankind breathes a little bit easier. Kiss the girls – save the world. That name of the game is driving the space babes crazy, and nobody does it better than Shidoh!

Cast

TOHKAMichelle Rojas
SHIDOJosh Grelle
TONOMACHINick Haley
KURUMIAlexis Tipton
REINEBarrett Nash
KOTORIBryn Apprill
YOSHINOTia Ballard
TAMAEAnastasia Munoz
MANAFelecia Angelle
ORIGAMIMichelle Lee
KANNAZUKIJ. Michael Tatum
RYOKOCaitlin Glass
NARRATORAlex Moore

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Editor's Note: The news is a few days old, but it's not too late. Got to get all these dub trailer news posted for the sake of the community.

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FUNimation has announced a DVD/Blu-ray collection set with both Japanese and English audio. It's coming out in June 10, 2014.

Note:

This is FUNimation trailer, and FUNimation Youtube videos are known for being region lock. If you are outside of the states, please contact my teammate Daniel Newton. He will help you view the trailer. Thank you.

Plot

Here is FUNimation's synopsis on the series for those are interested in trying this series out:

Armed with only an abandoned bracelet as a clue, Nai searches for someone dear to him. After a run in with a pick-pocket named Gareki, the two find themselves involved in a government set-up that leaves them wanted criminals. Desperate and on-the-run, Nai and Gareki turn to the country's most powerful defense organization – “Circus” – for help.

Crew

  • ADR Director – Christopher Bevins
  • ADR Engineer – Kevin Leasure

Cast

GAREKIGreg Ayres
NAISean Michael Teague
YOGIChristopher Bevins
TSUKUMOJād Saxton
HIRATOIan Sinclair
TSUKITACHIJ. Michael Tatum
KAROKUVic Mignogna
AKARIDavid Matranga
IVAJessica Cavanagh
JIKIAaron Dismuke
KIICHIAlison Viktorin
AZANAJerry Jewell
ELESKATia Ballard
UROBrandon Potter
PALNEDOR Bruce Elliott
KIHARUJason Liebrecht
KAGIRITyson Rinehart
MINÉAnastasia Muñoz

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During Anime Boston 2014, FUNimation announces the dub cast for RDG Red Data Girl. The DVD will be released on June 17, 2014.

Plot

Shy 15-year-old Izumiko Suzuhara has trouble fitting in. Not only was she raised by her grandfather at the local shrine with little exposure to the outside world, but modern communication devices like computers or cell phones strangely crash whenever she touches them. After her childhood acquaintance, the handsome but prickly Miyuki Sagara, suddenly reappears and enrolls in her school, Izumiko learns that she is the last vessel of the goddess Himegami, and Miyuki is forced to serve as her guardian. Although the two of fail to get along at the beginning, their meeting marks the beginning of a shift in Izumiko's destiny.

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Editor's Note

I will post the dub trailer when it's available in this blog and change the title in the near future.

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Plot Summary

Pretty, busty rich girl Sakura Ichiko has been blessed with an inordinate amount of good fortune, so much so that she's actually sucking the fortune from those around her. To correct that massive imbalance, Momiji, a God of Misfortune, has come to Earth to "treat" Sakura—only Sakura isn't so willing to cooperate. As part of an ongoing effort to remedy the problem, Momiji starts living with Sakura.

Note: FUNimation dubbed this series as Good Luck Girl!

Dub Cast

  • Ichiko - Brina Palencia
  • Momiji- Colleen Clinkenbeard
  • Ranmaru - Martha Harms
  • Bobby - Patrick Seitz
  • Tsuwabuki - Clifford Chapin
  • Momo'o- Todd Haberkorn
  • Nadeshiko - Michelle Lee
  • Tama - Becca Shivers
  • Hasegawa - Chris Burnett
  • Atsushi- Felecia Angelle
  • Nezu - Caitlin Glass
  • Nakamura - Barrett Nash
  • Ai - Marie Charlson
  • Akane - Michelle Rojas
  • Mai - Lindsay Seidel
  • Ryuta - Ryan Reynolds
  • Sawajiri - Brittany Kramer
  • Yamada - Ben Charlson
  • Genjuro- Duncan Brannan
  • Sorata - Lindsay Seidel
  • Miura- Paul Giovanni Ramirez
  • Gorihara Chris Rager
  • Ishida- Matt Thurston
  • Katabami - Scott Freeman
  • Watanabe - Kyle Phillips
  • Yamada - Ben Charlson
  • Utsumi- Jerry Jewell
  • Yusuke - Terri Doty

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FUNimation has announced the dub cast by revealing 1 batch and the other batch. Also, for lucky fans, Anime Boston is doing an early special premiere of the English dub. It's held at Hynes Convention Center and the Sheraton Boston Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts on March 21-23.

Plot

When the man-eating giants called Titans first appeared, humans retreated behind massive walls. After a hundred years of safety, a colossal-sized Titan smashes through the defenses, unleashing a flood of giants and carnage in the streets. Eren Jaeger watches helplessly as one of the creatures devours his mother.

He vows to kill every Titan walking the earth. Eren and his surviving friends enlist to fight against the insatiable monsters. The future looks bleak, but there's more to Eren than meets the eye: he may be humanity's last hope against extinction.

Cast

  • Levi - Matthew Mercer
  • Petra - Caitlin Glass
  • Hange - Jessica Calvello
  • Daz - Brad Venable
  • Bertholdt - David Matranga
  • Franz - James Chandler
  • Rico - Morgan Garrett
  • Pyxis - R Bruce Elliott
  • Nack - Will Short
  • Jean – Mike McFarland
  • Sasha – Ashly Burch
  • Conny – Clifford Chapin
  • Anka – Jamie Marchi
  • Hanna – Tia Ballard
  • Gustav – Keith Kubal
  • Christa – Bryn Apprill
  • Ymir – Elizabeth Maxwell
  • Keith – Patrick Seitz
  • Moses – Jeff Johnson
  • Erwin – J. Michael Tatum
  • Marco – Austin Tindle
  • Carla – Jessica Cavanagh
  • Grisha – Chris Hury
  • Hannes – David Wald

Here is the Attack on Titan's Collector Edition.

The Collector's Edition will retail for US$128.98 and include 104 minutes of on-disc extras, a 3D lenticular art card, 24-page "Notes From Beyond the Wall: Part 1" booklet, four military emblem pins (Military Police Regiment, Scout Regiment, Garrison Regiment, and Cadet Corps), a replica of Eren's key necklace, and a sword necklace "featuring the Titan flesh paring blades." The Limited Edition will retail for US$89.98 and contain the on-disc extras, the 3D lenticular art card, and the booklet. All versions will ship on June 3.

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As some of you know, I live in Canada. You may also know that Hulu only streams to U.S. users. While sites like Funimation.com and Crunchyroll primarily stream to Canada and US.

BUT ever since the site-revamp of Funimation.com, some of its anime have switched to using an embedded Hulu video player to stream its anime. So for me, some of the anime I was previously able to watch on Funimation, I was unable to watch due to the new mandatory Hulu player for some anime (e.g. Psycho-Pass, Black Lagoon Season 2).

So until VERY recently, I kind of just let this slide, and presumed something might have been wrong with the site, not detecting that I'm from Canada and loading the right video player or something, or that it might get fixed eventually. Then I googled and stumbled upon a Hummingbird thread that suggested the extensions below to get around the region-lock.

LINKS (tl;dr, download extensions to by-pass region-locking)

  • MediaHint (this is what I use, simple and works perfectly)
  • Hola (was also suggested, it has more functions than MediaHint, so see if it's right for you)

P.S. I'm not sure if this violates site regulations? I understand we are a pro-legal-streaming site and anti-pirate site, so I don't know if this is the same as that... I mean if more people watch their stuff, shouldn't that mean more ad-money for them? Anyways my intentions are pure, I just want more people to enjoy their anime more freely, and maybe help out people who are in a similar situation as I was... and spread the love of anime. o3o

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Welcome everyone! FUNimation has released news of its Winter 2014 simulcast guide. Usually, FUNimation announces its simulcast guide during the first 3 weeks of the anime season.

This list will be updated. My teammates, Acura Max and BigHeart711, and I will continue to provide coverage and trailers for the new season. I will compile a winter 2014 guide soon.

Thank you.

1. Noragami
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Produced by Bones

Yato is a minor deity who lacks even a single shrine. In order to build his own shrine, he scrawls his cell number on the wall of a downtown bathroom telling people he will help them in exchange for a 5-yen offering, becoming a self-styled "delivery god." Hiyori, the daughter of a respectable family, is almost in a traffic accident, but is rescued by Yato. This causes her to become a "hanyou," a person who can easily lose her soul. She chases Yato down, and they begin to work together. Yato also finds a boy named Yukine who becomes a "sacred treasure" that can be used by a god. The three of them battle "you" who bring harm to humans as Yato's hidden history is gradually revealed.

2. Space Dandy
  • Genre: Science Fiction, Parody, Comedy
  • Produced by Bones
  • Also streamed by Toonami!

Space Dandy is a dandy guy in space! This dreamy adventurer with a to-die-for pompadour travels across the galaxy in search of aliens no one has ever laid eyes on. Each new species he discovers earns him a hefty reward, but this dandy has to be quick on his feet because it’s first come – first served! Accompanied by his sidekicks, a rundown robot named QT and Meow the cat-looking space alien, Dandy bravely explores unknown worlds inhabited by a variety aliens. Join the best dressed alien hunter in all of space and time as he embarks on an adventure that ends at the edge of the universe!

4. Maken-ki! Two
  • Genre: Ecchi, Harem
  • Produced by Xebec

The students of Tenbi Academy are back for round two! What trouble will Takeru get himself into for season 2? You’ll just have to watch to find out!

5. Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance, Supernatural
  • Produced by Production IMS

Inari is a cheerful girl with a crush on the coolest guy in school, but she can’t seem to confess her feelings to him. When a goddess blesses her with the ability to shapeshift—much to the chagrin to the spiritual world—can love bloom for the young girl?

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