Conventions 2017: Katsucon!

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This is a big one, so buckle up everyone! We’re heading to Katsucon 2017, February 17 – 19 and we are SO excited! This is always a fun convention for us, and this year is going to be no exception! We’ve got panels, booth specials, screenings and a Funimation Lounge for you to check out this year! Here’s the full rundown…


Funimation Peep Show (18+) |  Friday, Feb 17 | 10:15p | Live 2

Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW. Watch 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 | Saturday, Feb 18 | 12:15p | Live 4

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!

Funimation Industry Panel | Saturday, Feb 18 | 5:00p | Live 2

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!


For every Funimation Panel you attend, you’ll earn a Funimation Favorites, Funimation Industry, or Funimation Peep show ribbon for your badge!


Funimation subscribers can earn their respective ribbon at the Funimation Lounge, by showing one of our staffers their subscriber status; and the Funimation Fan ribbon goes to anyone who tries out the new FunimationNow app* with us in the Lounge!

*While supplies last


All Weekend | 11a – 7p | National Harbor 11

Demo the new FunimationNow app on Roku, PS4, Xbox One and cuddle with your favorite body pillow, or drop in for one of our Lounge events!

Steins;Gate Dr. Pepper Party | Friday, 5:00pm – 7:00pm | Funimation Lounge | Celebrate the upcoming release of Steins;Gate -The Movie – Load Region of Deja vu by joining Funimation for a Dr. Pepper party. We’ll have a Steins;Gate cosplay gathering, watch episodes of the series, and give away free Dr. Pepper!

Party Games with Funimation | Funimation Lounge | Each day, come play anime-themed versions of party games like Drawful, Quiplash, Heads Up!, and Charades with the Funimation crew! You could even win prizes and be featured on our Twitch channel!

Friday | 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Saturday | 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Sunday | 1:00pm – 2:00pm



Dagashi Kashi | 6:00pm-8:00pm | Video 1 (NH 1&2)

Steins;Gate – Load Region of Déjà vu |  English Dub Premiere | 8:00pm-10:00pm| Video 1 (NH 1&2)


Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid | English Dub Premiere – Uncut | 12:15am-2:30am | Video 1 (NH 1&2)

Aria the Scarlet Ammo AA | English Dub Premiere | 1:00pm-3:00pm | Video 1 (NH 1&2)

Assassination Classroom Season 1 | 3:00pm-5:00pm | Video 1 (NH1&2)

Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi – The World’s Greatest First Love | Subtitled | 11:00pm-1:00am | Video 2 (NH 10)


Stop by the Funimation booth to get some great deals on new and classic titles! In addition to sweet savings that can be found at the booth, we’re bringing in the Lucky Pin Draw! When you spend a certain amount at the booth, you’ll get to choose a free Funimation-exclusive pin! Pin tiers are:

  • $75 – 1 pin
  • $125 – 2 pins
  • $150 – 3 pins
  • $200 – 4 pins

With every purchase we’ll be handing out collectible shopping bags and a Funimation Lanyard! Also you can be sure to find special autographed items based on what you buy.


Don’t miss your chance to see some of your favorite actors! Katsucon has a great lineup of guests this year, including many you know from Funimation shows:

Kara Edwards (Dragon Ball Super, Danganronpa, Sekirei)

Cherami Leigh (Fairy Tail, Panty and Stocking, Soul Eater)

Chris Ayres (Dragon Ball Z, Black Butler, Sengoku Basara)

Jamie Marchi (Soul Eater, Panty and Stocking, Keijo!!!!!!!!)

Greg Ayres (Free!, Evangelion 3.33, Drifters)

Monica Rial (Michiko & Hatchin, Panty and Stocking, Saga of Tanya the Evil)

Jerry Jewell (Fruits Basket, Case Closed, Yuri!!! On ICE)

Micah Solusod (Soul Eater, Seraph of the End, Yuri!!! On ICE)

Brittney Karbowski (Soul Eater, Senran Kagura, Monster Hunter Stories Ride On)

Robbie Daymond (Tales of Zestiria the X)

See you there!

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