The Funimation Conventions Team- Tara, Tim, Alex and Scott- is ringing in the New Year of 2017 at Ikkicon in Austin, Texas! See below for all of the panels, screenings, deals and more that they’re bringing in!
Funimation Industry | Saturday, December 31st | 5:00pm | Panel Location: Main Programming (Glass Oaks)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!
Funimation Peep Show (18+) | Saturday, December 31st | 10:30pm | Panel Location: Main Programming (Glass Oaks)Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW. Watch jiggly clips and trailers from some of the hottest Funimation titles with host Cookie Stratford. 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 Favorites | Sunday, January 1st | 11:00am | Panel Location: Main Events (Grand Ballroom)Funimation takes 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!
NichijouHD Home Video Premiere | Saturday, December 31st | 6:00pm | Main Events – Grand Ballroom
From the creators of K-On! and Lucky Star comes a slice-of-life series packed with absurd antics and hilarious high school predicaments.
Follow the adventures of three ordinary girls as they make life’s awkward moments a thousand times worse. Along with a colorful bunch of classmates, they learn their most important lessons the hard way. Like whether goats are an appropriate form of transportation, who would win in a wrestling match between the principal and a deer, and most notably, if the three-second rule applies to weenies that fly through mohawks. Meanwhile down the street, a pocket-sized professor makes life difficult for a robot who just wants to be normal. But normal is the last thing you can expect in a town where salmon falls from the sky. In fact, the only thing you can count on is your friends, but even they are totally weird.
Wolf’s RainHome Video Premiere
Paradise—a legend, a myth, and a hopeless dream in a world that has become a wasteland. It is not meant for everyone, only the wolves thought to be extinct yet still roam the lands. When the Flower Maiden awakens, the path to the end will open.
Kiba, a lone white wolf, wanders into a poverty stricken city on a quest. The scent of Lunar Flowers and the will to find Paradise is all he has. Along the way, he runs into other outcast wolves—Tsume, Hige, and Toboe, each with their own story and troubles. Fate bringing them together, they seek out the Flower Maiden, Cheza, and their way to Paradise. But, doing so is no simple matter. Up against a world that fears them and a man with mysterious abilities, their journey is overrun with challenges and worse—sacrifices. With limited time, they must fight to protect Cheza against everyone who seeks her and discover the hidden path to their destiny.
This group of broken souls will form a pack and take their journey to the doors of Paradise. But is it worth the end of the world?
Scrapped PrincessHD Home Video Premiere | Saturday, December 31st | 3:30pm | Concho Room
From the studio that brought you Fullmetal Alchemist and Eureka Seven comes a fantasy adventure full of laughter, heartbreak, and the secrets of a time long forgotten.
Pacifica Cassul is a kindhearted girl living on the run, for prophecy has named her the poison that would destroy the world. Known as the Scrapped Princess, she’s the target of countless followers of a powerful religion. But even when it seems like the whole world is out to get her, she always has her two adoptive siblings—Shannon and Raquel. Together they travel the countryside, making new friends and battling countless foes. Bit by bit, they uncover the incredible truth behind the prophecy and its ties to mysterious events from 5,000 years ago. With the fate of the world in her naïve hands, Pacifica and her siblings must learn who to trust and take on enemies of godly power. But for all their struggle, should such a poison be allowed to live?
Shomin SampleHome Video Premiere | Friday, December 30th | 6:00pm | Concho Room
Kimito Kagurazaka is extraordinarily average. Average grades, average abilities, average looks, average love life (nonexistent). That is, until one day he’s abducted by a mysterious organization and forced to enroll in a super secret, super elite academy for the richest, classiest, elitest of the elite young ladies. Turns out Kimito has been chosen as a “commoner sample” to better help the isolated and naïve girls cope with entering into normal society. But there’s a catch—Kimito isn’t allowed to show any romantic or sexual interest in the girls, lest he face gruesome repercussions. Can this commoner enter the secret world of high society?
Ghost in the Shell 2: InnocenceHD Premiere | Sunday, January 1st | 12:00pm | Concho Room
From groundbreaking director Mamoru Oshii comes the award-winning second installment of the high-action movie series, Ghost in the Shell. The Major is still missing, not a trace of her Ghost in the system, but Batou’s search for her will have to wait.
In the year 2032, advances in cybernetic technology and genetic research have opened the world to possibilities once only dreamed of. Humans can be fitted with cybernetic modifications, download their brains into permanent robot bodies, or bring home their own intimate robotic companion—it’s a life of luxury. Or so it seems. A rash of gruesome murders begins to plague the city and with every lead comes more questions. The culprits? The beloved robotic companions programmed to obey. How does a robot with such basic programming learn the deadly art of murder? Agent Batou and his partner, Togusa, must figure it out before the problem spreads.
The more they search for answers, the deeper the rabbit hole runs. In this case wrought with scandal, danger, and mystery, they’ll find themselves in situations unlike any other.
Dealer’s Room Times:
Saturday – 10:30am – 7:00pm
Sunday – 10:30am – 3:00pm
We will have free lanyards and collectible bags with purchase. We will also have very limited grab bags available, so come early for the best selection.
There will also be an Anime Lounge, sponsored by Funimation. Are you looking for a place to chill out and catch up on some of the newest titles by Funimation stop by the Anime Lounge (on the first floor in the Nueces Room) and demo out the Funimation Now Apps on the newest gaming systems and Roku! You can also pick up some Funimation goodies, so stop by for some freebies!
Anime Lounge Times:
Friday – 10:00am – 9:00pm
Saturday – 10:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday – 10:00am – 4:00pm