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At Anime Central, FUNimation has revealed Senran Kagura's dub cast along with a trailer. The video is unlisted and region locked. The DVD and BD for this anime series will set for July 29th.

Cast

  • ASUKA – Felecia Angella
  • KATSURAGI – Brittney Karbowski
  • IKARUGA – Alexis Tipton
  • HIBARI – Megan Shipman
  • YAGYU – Bryn Apprill
  • HOMURA – Monica Rial
  • HARUKA – Teri Rogers
  • MIRAI – Lara Woodhull
  • HIKAGE – Kara Edwards
  • YOMI – Trina Nishimura
  • ADR DIRECTOR – Jerry Jewell
  • ADR ENGINEER – Cris George

Plot

From the Dynamic Duo that brought you Ikki Tousen comes a revealing tale of naughty ninjas sucking down sushi rolls and busting up the competition!

Asuka and her friends may look like any other girls at Hanzo Academy, but they’re secretly studying the ancient art of Ninjutsu! While other students do their homework, Asuka and the gang push their beautiful bodies to the breaking point in pursuit of their perfect form. Life is one sexy sparring session after another until a Deviously Demented rival clan of evil ninjas ambushes the Hanzo hotties – and steals their sacred ninja scroll. Faced with their toughest – and most well-rounded – enemies ever, Asuka and her fellow Deadly Divas will have to go further than they’ve ever gone before to prove they’ve mastered the art of full frontal combat!

Whether you like blondes or brunettes; good or evil; big or EXTRA BIG; this series based on the action packed video game proves once and for all that a ninja beat down is the most exhilarating beat down of all!

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Instead of riding the trapar waves, FUNimation brings you the stream of the new EUREKA 7 anime, and a preview of the latest sci-fi thriller movie.

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PANTY & STOCKING cast news wasn't the only thing to come out of Saturday's Anime Central in Rosemont, Illinois. The U.S. anime distributor FUNimation Entertainment announced two more acquisitions. They include the recent sequel EUREKA 7 AO anime and feature film KING OF THORN. FUNimation will also begin an official stream of EUREKA 7 AO on their website starting this Spring.

King of Thorn
King of Thorn

Not to leave KING OF THORN out of the news, FUNimation also announced their English dub cast for this new movie. Manga Entertainment will be distributing this film in the United Kingdom, and Madman Entertainment in Australia and New Zealand.

FUNimation Synopsis:

King of Thorn: Panic spreads worldwide as the Medousa Virus—a fatal pandemic that solidifies the body to stone—threatens to wipe out the human race. 160 infected individuals are selected to be cryogenically frozen while a cure is developed. Kasumi is one of those chosen for the experimental program. Forced to enter without her twin sister, Shizuku, her distress multiplies when she awakens to find the facility overrun with thick, thorny vines and ravenous monsters. As Kasumi and six others fight a losing battle to escape this labyrinthine nightmare, questions cloud her distorted mind. Where is her sister? Why did their only salvation mutate into a deathtrap? If they survive, how much longer do they have to live?

Learn more at http://www.funimation.com/king-of-thorn

CharacterCast
MarcoPatrick Seitz
KasumiBrina Palencia
KathrineStephanie Young
IvanJohn Swasey
ShizukuAlexis Tipton
RonBob Carter
PeterChristopher Bevins
TimothyLuci Christian
LauraAnastasia Muñoz
WalterTodd Haberkorn
AliceMonica Rial
AlessandroR Bruce Elliott

John Burgmeier is the Head Writer with Patrick Seitz taking on Script Writing, and ADR Direction by Christopher Bevins.

Along with the cast, FUNimation posted an interview with the film's director, Kazuyoshi Katayama; and a sneak peak at the film. I wouldn't suggest watching the last half of this video before bed.

Kazuyoshi Katayama Interview & English Dub Sneak Preview

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KING of THORN Trailer

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Source: FUNimation HERE& HERE

-Kristoffer Remmell ( FoxxFireArt) is a freelance graphic artist, writer, and over all mystery geek.- Follow for news updates: @ AnimeVicers/ @ FoxxFireArt

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The Anarchy Sisters do more than just curse in English now, but why no Blu-ray?!

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Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt (2010)
Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt (2010)

The raunchy, western influenced GAINAX anime Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt tore through the anime scene in late 2010 and took everyone by surprise. It was simulcast on Crunchyroll, but was taken down after FUNimation Entertainment obtained the licensing rights. They would eventually host the thirteen episode comedy series to their FUNi Elite members only, and it left many of us P&S fans dying to know when we'd get a US release and Dub cast. Well, turns out that's today.

It was on Saturday 28 at Anime Central that FUNimation at their Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt Focus Panel they finally revealed their US dub cast to take on the role of the fallen angels and assorted others. The release date is for July 10th 2012. Sure to be a smoking hot summer release. Panty will be played by Jamie Marchi (who has voiced Charlotte E. Yeager and Liz Thompson) and Stocking will be done by Monica Rial (who has voiced May Chang and Tashigi). Full Cast listing can be found HERE

Hold up! Maybe we'll just have to wait for Blu-ray.
Hold up! Maybe we'll just have to wait for Blu-ray.

The most surprising part of this news is that on FUNimation's own news page about their releases through July lists Panty & Stocking being on DVD only. The Japanese production was distributed in both DVD and BD. Oddly enough, other FUNi released for Shiki, Dragon Age The Movie, and Ouran High School Host Club are offering Blu-ray. Back at Anime Boston, FUNimation had promised the audience a DVD/BD release, but that was all changed when Kadokawa Pictures began restricting the international licensors of many series to drop all Blu-ray releases for this calendar year. Their reasoning behind the decision is unknown and has caused some fans to cancel their original pre-orders for series that they were originally promised for Blu-ray.

Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt BD Volume 1 JPN (Dec 2010)
Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt BD Volume 1 JPN (Dec 2010)

Now, this doesn't mean there will never be a Blu-ray release outside of Japan. Kadokawa has just not yet allowed licensors to release Blu-ray. So far, we know it just wont be happening this year. Kadokawa's latest mandate seems foolhardy when you consider that the U.S. audience has been slowly favoring Blu-ray over DVD in the past few years. It just seems to be in our nature that we want our products to be of the highest possible quality available to us. You really have to wonder what got into Kadokawa's head that they wouldn't want to offer a product that people are begging to buy from you. I was personally very excited for this, but I really think you could count me among those who would rather just wait for Blu-ray. How about the rest of you?

The entire series can now be pre-ordered on Amazon.com HEREfor $49.99 USD and Rightstuf.com HERE(Limited Edition) for $38.99 USD, but Amazon prices have known to drop on pre-orders as the release date nears. Paid Elite members of FUnimation's website can watch the entire series run on their website HERE

Sources: ANN HERE / FUNimation.com HERE& HERE/ AnimeNew.biz HERE

-Kristoffer Remmell ( FoxxFireArt) is a freelance graphic artist, writer, and over all mystery geek.- Follow for news updates: @ AnimeVicers/ @ FoxxFireArt

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