It’s been a crazy few weeks of travel, but the Funimation convention crew is back in our hometown for our biggest local anime convention of the year: A-kon! This convention is a special one for us, and we could not be more excited! Stop by our booth, Funimation Lounge, or any of our panels and screenings listed below to get in on the fun and say hi to the entire crew!
PANELS(Please note that some panels will require ticketing this year. Click here to read more info on A-kon’s ticketing policy!)
Funimation Favorites | Friday, June 3 | 6:30p – 7:30p | Location: Sapphire (Tower)Join Funimation staff as we take a look at some of our personal favorites from current anime and past classics. What’s your Funimation favorite? Share it with us using the hashtag #FunimationFave and you could win a prize!
Funimation Peep Show | Friday, June 3 | 10:30p – 12:00a | Location: Metropolitan (Mezzanine)
Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW. Join hosts Cookie Stratford, Herbie Housley, and Kiki Raven for some jiggly clips and trailers from some of the hottest Funimation titles. Don’t forget to bring tissues, you know, for the nose bleeds. Audience participation encouraged by tweeting using the hashtag #FunimationPeepShow. You could even win some naughty prizes. (18+, Bring your IDs!)
Funimation Industry Panel | Saturday, June 4 | 3:00p – 4:30p | Location: Monet (Mezzanine)From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news, info, and announcements from North America’s largest anime distributor—Funimation. Live tweet with us using the hashtag #FunimationPanel for a chance to win prizes!
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time | Friday, June 3 | 3:30p – 5:30p | Grand D+E
After waking up late, flunking her pop quiz, embarrassing herself on numerous occasions, and starting a fire in her home economics class, high school student Makoto Konno figures she’s just having one of those days. And just when she thinks she’s made it through, the brakes on her bike malfunction putting her on a collision course with a speeding train. The life-ending accident would have been the perfect end to the worst day ever, but the strangest thing happens—she leaps backwards in time.
After unlocking her new ability, Makoto does what any teenager would do. She re-takes tests, corrects embarrassing situations, and sleeps in as late as she wants, never thinking that her carefree time travelling could have a negative effect on the people she cares about. By the time she realizes the damage she’s done, she only has a few leaps left to make things right.
PSYCHO-PASS: The Movie | Saturday, June 4 | 6:30p – 9:00p | Grand C
In a futuristic Japan, the Sibyl System is charged with keeping the peace. Using extensive surveillance and biological monitoring to gauge the likelihood that individuals will commit a crime, the police are able to use weapons called Dominators to remove potential criminals from the population before they become a problem. Confident with the success of the System within their own borders, the Japanese government has begun to export the technology to other countries, planning to ultimately spread the System across the globe.
When the state of SEAUn brings the Sibyl System in to test its effectiveness, it becomes a haven of peace and safety—for a time. Eventually, terrorists from SEAUn begin appearing in Japan, somehow slipping through the System’s security and attacking from within. Desperate for answers, Inspector Akane Tsunemori is sent overseas to bring the terrorists to justice. But when her investigation forces her into a standoff with an old ally, will she be able to pull the trigger?
The Boy and the Beast | Saturday, June 4 | 9:30p – 11:30p | Grand C
The latest feature film from award-winning Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children): When Kyuta, a young orphan living on the streets of Shibuya, stumbles into a fantastic world of beasts, he’s taken in by Kumatetsu, a gruff, rough-around-the-edges warrior beast who’s been searching for the perfect apprentice. Despite their constant bickering, Kyuta and Kumatetsu begin training together and slowly form a bond as surrogate father and son. But when a deep darkness threatens to throw the human and beast worlds into chaos, the strong bond between this unlikely pair will be put to the ultimate test—a final showdown that will only be won if the two can finally work together using all of their combined strength and courage.
Stop by the booth to say hi and get some great deals on your favorite new and classic titles, plus a little extra to sweeten the deal:
– Autographed Gifts with Purchase
– Free Lanyard with Purchase
– Pin Draw Promotion. Levels are:
- 1 for $75 spent
- 2 for $125 spent
- 3 for $175 spent
- 4 for $200 spent
Need to rest your feet or take a break from the crowds throughout the weekend? Head over to the Ming Ballroom (Mezzanine) and join us in the Funimation Lounge!
Friday, June 3 | 10:00a – 6:00p
Saturday, June 4 | 10:00a – 6:00p
Sunday, June 5 | 10:00a – 4:00p