A special video of their online streaming catalogue was shown with a variety of series including fan favorite Dragon Ball. The streaming service plans include a sub-pass which gives subscribers to all subtitled content for $4.99 including simulataneous. The All Access pass gives fans access to everything on the site including special convention-only events and subscriber forums as well as contests. The 14 day trial expanded to 30 days for a limited amount of time. The service is available on many devices and there will be a mobile app for the ios and android. Rojas added that there the service is on the PS3 and PS4 as well as Xbox One and 360. McKinney adds that new apps are on the way.
There will be 16 new shows for the Winter season with 10 of the shows having broadcast dubs. The winter shows include Assassination Classroom, Dimension W, Prince of Stride aka. ‘free running’ (cute guys jumping over things), Rainbow Days, Fairy Tail Zero, Erased and more.
The simulcast releases include those continuing from the previous season. Rojas pointed that there that is over 70 shows in a span of one year. The Winter lineup reel was shown.
Rojas turned the panel to broadcast dubs which they started doing with Psycho Pass. Rojas explained that broadcast dubs are dubs of the tv releases in comparison to the usual dubs which are dubs of the home video releases with the final edits. He warns that dubs could potentially be changed when the materials for the home video releases are out. McKinney continued explaining that after 4-6 weeks after the simulcast on the website, they will release the dubbed series which reaches a wider audience.
The winter season broadcast dub include Dimension W, Divine Gate, Assassination Classroom season 2, Fairy Tail Zero and more.
Rojas and others talk about the series releases on Dubbletalk, a video live show released on wednesdays 9:30/8:30 Eastern Video clips of the show was shown which boasted segments of discussions amongst the hosts and reaction to series. Contests are also held on the show where viewers can win prizes. The clip they aired was a Attack on Titan titan cookie jar to fans who hashtag or e-mail their favorite Hayao Miyazaki movie. Rojas shared that the current question of the week was what was their favorite Japanese snack. Older shows are viewable on the youtube channel.
The dub clip of Snow White with the Red Hair season 2 was shown every monday at 11am. Aside from the Funimation streaming channel, it is also available on Google Plus, Netflix, Hulu.
Since it’s Anime Month on Microsoft Movies and Tv with the Xbox , Dubbletalk will be hosting Anime Month with special rewards for shows bought on the service. A clip of the Dubbletalk Anime Month intro was shown along with a video reel of a variety of the series.
Since it was saturday, Toonami will be on Cartoon Network. New to the Toonami block will be Samurai Champloo. A clip from the series was shown.
Time for home video releases! Rojas first thanked fans for supporting the Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F movie showing in theaters last year. Now the movie is available on BD and DVD and a special collector’s edition with art cards, BD/DVD and a box with a slipcover. The trailer was shown with clips of the movie along with event cuts.
Tokyo Ghoul season 1 is also available now uncut and uncensored which is bloodier than the broadcast release. The slipcover of the special boxset has an unmasked version along with a tapestry as well as the art cards and journal. The trailer was epic, bloody and dramatic.
A couple of quick releases and trailers were shown starting wtih Fairy Tail part 18 accompanied with the Danganronpa which includes the unaired 13th episode and then Buddy Complex by Sunrise studios. Subtitle only release in a BD/DVD combo pack.
The trailer for Dragonar Academy was not allowed to be shown at this time, but it is available on youtube as Rojas quipped quickly. The BD/DVD combo release includes a tentacle filled covered which can also be changed.
Something different, Noein, a series which was shown on the Syfy channel in 2005. A license rescue, it was initially released on dvd only and is available now in BD/DVD combo pack with art cards. The dub trailer was shown.
For collectors, Rojas and McKinney detailed some of the limited releases that are slowly disappearing including the original series for Fullmetal Alchemist with the 300 page artbook in a the leather case. Black Lagoon season 1 and 2 on BD which was sold out at the booth but still available online.
Rojas wanted to talk about a ‘short, unknown’ series, One Piece season 7 voyage 5 which is available now. McKinney told a story about a panel they did in Canada where a fan shared that if anyone wanted to, they could watch One Piece 18 hours a day for 5 weeks straight and they could catch up to the series. The fan was adamant about it adding that they would need to skip the OPs and EDs. Voyage 5 which is episodes 434 to 445. The trailer was shown.
By the director of Cowboy Bebop, Terror in Resonance is a very intellectual show. The series has a limited edition release with art cards in a chipboard box with extra features. Music is by Yoko Kanno which we could hear a bit from in the trailer.
A release fans have been waiting for some time, Evangelion 3.33 is finally out (since 2/2/16). McKinney noted that it was the best seller of the weekend. The trailer for the long awaited series was shown. Twisted, powerful and quiet. First press of the BD inclues a 50 page artbook.
Free! Eternal Summer is avilable at the booth with a gift with purchase, which includes an alternate dvd wrap cover and a poster of them in swim suits. Rojas promised that those who worked on the series are fans of the series and put a lot of their love into the series. The dub trailer of the series looks fantastic! The trailer closed with Makoto quipping, “Guys, we’re jumping to conclusions. They’re probably just friends.” *audience laughs*
Lord Marksman and Vanadis and No-Rin also available at the booth. No-Rin is about a guy who grows vegetables for this idol. Weird plot aside, the series takes place at a agricultural highschool and it’s hilarious.
Same as Vertical, Rojas described the next release as ‘X-men the anime…but not the anime’ for Tokyo ESP. Rojas pointed out that the main character is voiced by a new voice actor and youtube famous, Adam Dahlberg aka. SkyDoesMinecraft.
Theatrical news! By Director Mamoru Hosoda, The Boy and the Beast will be in theaters on 3/4/16. An orphan boy tries to be an apprentice fighters to this beast he encounters. The theatrical trailer was shown. A limited showing event, Psycho Pass movie will be shown on 3/15 and 3/16.
The cast announcement for Dagashi Kashi is:
Kokonotsu Shikada – Todd Haberkorn
Hotaru Shidare – Tabitha Ray
Yo Shikada – Jeremy Inman
Saya Endo – Sara Ragsdale
To Endo – Justin Pate
ADR Director – Kyle Philips
ADR Engineers – Jeremy Woods, Domonique French
Lead Writer – Jamie Marchi
For Assassination Classroom season 2…Rojas asked fans to check out the Funimation blog for the announcement. For Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash:
Haruhiro – Ricco Fajardo
Manato – Justin Briner
Yume – Jeannie Tirado
Shihoru – Sarah Wiedenheft
Moguzo – Jarod Greene
Ranta – Orion Pitts
ADR Directors – Micke McFarland, Felecia Angelle
ADR Enginees – Peter Hawkinson, Manuel Aragon
Lead Writer – Bonny Clinkenbeard
Prince of Stride cast announcement has a mix of new and old voice actors:
Nana Sakurai – Natalie Hoover
Riku Yagami – Austin Tindle
Takeru Fujiwara – Ricco Fajardo
Heath Hasekura – Jason Liebrecht
Hozumi Kohinata – Clifford Chapin
Ayumu Kadowaki – Micah Solusod
Mr. Dan – J. Michael Tatum
Kyousuke Kuga – Ivan Jasso
Tomoe Yagami – Tood Haberkorn
Reiji Suwa – Justin Briner
ADR Director – Caitlin Glass
ADR Engineer – Domonique French, Matt Grounds
Lead Writer – Monica Rial
Announced the day before, Divine Gate cast include:
Akane – Joel McDonald
Aoto – Chris Burnett
Midori – Alexis Tipton
Arthur – J. Michael Tatum
Ariton – Clifford Chapin
K – Mikaela Krantz
ADR Director – Clifford Chapin
ADR Engineer – Nagaris Johnson, Domonique French, Jeremy Woods
Lead Writer – Monica Rial
Dimension W cast annoucement:
Kyoma – Christopher R. Sabat
Albert – Eric Vale
Mira – Jad Saxton
Loser – J. Michael Tatum
Mary – Stephanie Young
Koorogi – Josh Grelle
Shido – Jeremy Schwartz
ADR Director – Zach Bolton, Colleen Clinkenbeard
ADR Engineer – Brandon Peters
Script: Bonny Clinkenbeard
The series will also be shown on Toonami starting 2/27 at 12:30am and will stream 2 weeks after airing on Toonami. The subtitle version is on Funimation streaming and a production diary for behind the scenes videos will be available biweekly. Aside from licensing, Funimation is on the board and part of the production committee in Japan. The Japanese trailer was shown of the series.
BD/DVD combo pack available on 4/26/16, Rage of the Bahamut Genesis brand new cast announcement:
Kaisar Lidfard – Chris Rager
Favaro Leone – Ian Sinclair
Amira – Tia Ballard
Cereberus – Leah Clark
Lavalley – Tyson Rinehart
Bacchus – Brain Mathis
Martinet – Christopher R. Sabat
Azazel – Kent Williams
Jeanne D’Arc – Jad Saxton
Rita – Apphia Yu
Beelzebub – Vic Mignogna
Hamsa – Kyle Philips
Charioce XIII – Barry Yandell
ADR Director – Sonny Strait
ADR Engineer – Patrick Morphy
Head Writer – John Burgmier
Script Writer – Jared Hedges
Available on 4/19/16 in BD/DVD combo pack, Black Butler: Book of Circus with a fold out digi pack. The old and new cast of characters include:
Sebastian – J. Michael Tatum
Ciel – Brina Palencia
Joker – Matthew Mercer
Beast – Tia Ballard
Doll – Mikaela Krantz
Dagger – Michael Sinterniklaas
Snake – Spike Spencer
Peter – Vic Mignogna
Wendy – Rachel Robinson
Jumbo – Chistopher R. Sabat
Doc – Alex Organ
ADR Director – Ian Sinclair
ADR Engineer – Donald Shults
The new dubbed trailer was shown. Available on 5/17/16 on BD/DVD combo is Black Butler: Book of Murder.
Arthur – Taliesin Axelrod
Charles Grey – Clifford Chapin
Charles Phips – Brandon Potter
Grimsby Keane – Aaron Roberts
Carl Woodley – David Wald
Irene Diaz – Jamie Marchi
Gerog Von Siemens – Tyson Rinehart
Patrick Phelps – Brandon McInnis
A Funimation Lounge is at the convention which is alot like a Funimation panel all the time. Showing Funimation shows, giveaways and even visits from guests. Rojas ran through other panel events. The floor opened for questions.
- Q: Will the Funimation subscription plans change?
A: Right now we don’t know for sure but please check the website.
Q: Are there any plans for the WiiU apps?
A: Yes, there are plans for the WiiU app.
Q: Any news on new Dragon Ball Super shows being dubbed?
A: Aside from what was announced, there are no other announcements.
Q: What is the most recent Lupin III license?
A: Fujiko Mine.