Essential Anime Episode 40: Teknoman

Essential Anime Episode 40: Teknoman

The year is 2087, and humanity is about to lose its position as the dominant life form on planet Earth. An endless swarm of biomechanical beings known as the Venomoids descend from space. Earth's Space Knights are no match for the Venemoid champions, the Teknomen. When the young pilots Ringo Richards and Star Summers find a wounded stranger named Blade, humanity gains one last hope. Blade is able to transform into a Teknoman, but he has no memories and fights to protect Earth. His opponents are not only the endless alien menace, but also the other Teknomen -- who were once human, and his family and friends.

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Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story Mobile Game Launching June 25th in the U.S. and Canada

Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story Mobile Game Launching June 25th in the U.S. and Canada

Aniplex of America invites you to unravel the mysteries of Kamihama City with the mobile game, Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story, launching on June 25th in the U.S. and Canada on iOS and Android.

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Funimation Acquires UK Anime Distributor Manga Entertainment Limited

By Justin D Williams

Funimation announced its acquisition of Manga Entertainment Limited (“Manga”), the leading distributor of anime in the UK and Ireland. Headquartered in London, England, Manga is a long-term partner of Funimation and currently serves anime fans  across a wide range of channels, including Blu-ray / DVDs, broadcast, theatrical and digital (EST - electronic sell-through). Following its immediate consolidation of Funimation’s UK home entertainment business, Manga will become the largest distributor of anime Blu-rays/DVDs, offering  fans more than 900 hours of subtitled and dubbed entertainment – the biggest catalog of titles available anywhere in the UK and Ireland.  With this acquisition, most of these titles – many for the first time – will become available for streaming to fans throughout the UK and Ireland on FunimationNow over the coming months. These titles will include hit series like “Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood,” “Naruto Shippuden,” “Ghost in the Shell: Innocence” and “Sword Art Online.”
“With this acquisition, we will create a truly immersive anime experience for fans in the UK and Ireland. This begins with providing fans access to Manga’s library of titles to enjoy whenever and wherever they want on FunimationNow,” said Mitchel Berger, vice president of sales and distribution for Funimation. “Together with the Manga team, Funimation will bring its fan-first omnichannel approach to serving anime fans – engaging with them directly through the widest array of touchpoints.”

“On behalf of Manga Entertainment, we’re thrilled to join Funimation and their expanding global business,” said Jerome Mazandarani, managing director of Manga Entertainment Limited. “We’re excited for the new opportunities that lie ahead and to serve anime fans in the UK and Ireland in a bigger way than ever before.”

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Funimation which today provides streaming, home entertainment, theatrical and broadcast distribution, as well as merchandise licensing in many territories around the world. With a catalog of more than 600 titles encompassing over 10,000 hours of subtitled and dubbed entertainment, Funimation directly serves consumers in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand through its subscription service FunimationNow. In November 2018, FunimationNow became the first Sony Pictures Television service to launch on Amazon’s Prime Video in the UK.

Funimation can be found on Facebook at  facebook.com/funimation. Twitter at twitter.com/funimation and Instagram at instagram.com/funimation.

Neon Genesis Battle Orchestra Portable (Videogame Flashback)

Neon Genesis Battle Orchestra Portable (Videogame Flashback)

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Battle Orchestra is a fighting video game produced by BROCCOLI. The game features Eva units and Angels from Neon Genesis Evangelion battling each other. The game is a side-scrolling 2D fighting game with fully 3D rendered backgrounds and environments, similar to the Super Smash Bros. games.

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Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood PSP (Videogame Flashback)

Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood PSP (Videogame Flashback)

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is based on the 2009 anime series of the same name, critically lauded as the most faithful so far to the spirit of the original manga. The story of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood follows the adventures of the Elric brothers, two young alchemists cursed after a tragic accident. Driven by their strong relationship and remarkable skills they begin a new, battle-packed adventure on the trail of the philosopher's stone.

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Alita: Battle Angel Review

Alita: Battle Angel Review

Set several centuries in the future, the abandoned Alita is found in the scrapyard of Iron City by Ido, a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes the unconscious cyborg Alita to his clinic. When Alita awakens, she has no memory of who she is, nor does she have any recognition of the world she finds herself in. As Alita learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious past.

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MADE IN ABYSS’ Comes to Movie Theaters Across the U.S. March 20 & 25

MADE IN ABYSS’ Comes to Movie Theaters Across the U.S. March 20 & 25

Sentai Filmworks and Kadokawa Pictures today announced that its first film in the two-part MADE IN ABYSS compendium, Journey’s Dawn, will screen across hundreds of movie theater locations in the U.S. Heralded as an adventure that’s both hopeful and harrowing,Journey’s Dawn will be shown in theaters on March 20 for the Japanese with English subtitled screening and March 25 for the English dub showing.

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Otakus & Geeks Essential Anime Episode 38: Blackjack The Movie

Otakus & Geeks Essential Anime Episode 38: Blackjack The Movie

Black Jack may not have a medical license, but that hasn't stopped him from becoming the world's most in-demand surgeon. Blessed with inhuman medical abilities, he operates for hire for anyone who has enough money. But in addition to curing those who are ill, he has another mission: to protect humanity from a race of superhuman beings who want to destroy mankind. Using his medical skills, Black Jack works to discover where these evil beings came from and how they can be stopped.

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Dragon Ball Super: Broly’ Goes #1 Box Office Opening in U.S. For Funimation Films

Dragon Ball Super: Broly’ Goes  #1 Box Office Opening in U.S. For Funimation Films

The North American Box Office was no match for the Dragon Ball franchise and its Super Saiyan warriors. “Dragon Ball Super: Broly,” the highly-anticipated new anime feature from Funimation Films, the theatrical division of Sony Pictures Television’s Funimation

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Aniplex of America Announces Record of Grancrest War Blu-ray with Brand New English Dub!

Aniplex of America Announces Record of Grancrest War Blu-ray with Brand New English Dub!

Aniplex of America is excited to announce the home video release of the hit fantasy anime series Record of Grancrest War  featuring a brand new English dub! Based on the light novel series by acclaimed author Ryo Mizuno

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Otakus & Geeks: Essential Anime Episode 37 - Lily C.A.T.

Otakus & Geeks: Essential Anime Episode 37 - Lily C.A.T.

In this sci-fi anime, a space voyage goes horribly wrong for a crew when they discover a sinister criminal onboard. A mystery member of the crew, a prisoner looking to escape Earth at all costs, is leaking a deadly virus that kills the team off one by one. Can they uncover the criminal's identity before it is too late?

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