Nicholas Friedman

Funimation Announces Return of One Piece English Dub, Beginning with Punk Hazard Arc

The One Piece English dub is returning! Announced on the 20th Anniversary of the One Piece anime, the dub will pick up from where it left off, with the Straw Hats headed into the Punk Hazard arc. English voice actors...

NYCC 2019: The Connectivity of Cosplay

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4X6wmO9YhI&feature=youtu.be For cosplayers, taking on the persona of a character is about acceptance, community and creativity. At New York Comic Con, each of those touchstones was on full display as worlds and characters from across the anime fandom collided. On...

Snap a Photo with the Fire Force Crew at Anime Weekend Atlanta 📸

Funimation is teaming up with Kodansha Comics for a very special Fire Force photo booth at this year's Anime Weekend Atlanta! If you're attending the show this Halloween weekend, the two will be hosting a fiery photo op with members...

NYCC 2019: Coolest Anime Collectibles from the Showfloor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aGgdNtL_os When it comes to high-quality collectibles, there's no finer showcase for what's out there than the convention floor of New York Comic Con. This year was no different, as companies like Kotobukiya, Funko and Titan Collectibles brought their A-game...

ISEKAI QUARTET Returns in January 2020, Brings Shield Hero Along 🛡

The chibi world of ISEKAI QUARTET has been confirmed for a return in January 2020, and the cast is expanding! Naofumi, Raphtalia and Filo from The Rising of the Shield Hero are joining the ranks of the already star-studded show...

m-flo and J. Balvin Squad Up For HUMAN LOST Music Video

The hype is heating up as Human Lost, a concept based on Osamu Dazai's literary masterpiece No Longer Human, heads toward its October 22 & 23 release! As part of the film's promotion, Colombian recording artist J. Balvin ("Mi Gente")...

Recap: Funimation Industry Panel @ NYCC

The Funimation Industry Panel at New York Comic Con 2019 was one to remember! Hosts Lauren Moore and Jacki Jing kicked things off by walking the crowd through a ton of shows coming to Funimation this season, including My...

My Hero Academia x Hello Kitty and Friends Coming to Hot Topic

Just revealed at New York Comic Con, the worlds of Sanrio and My Hero Academia are colliding in a new collaboration, My Hero Academia x Hello Kitty and Friends! Announced during the My Hero Academia Season 4 panel at Madison...

Recap: My Hero Academia Season 4 Panel @ NYCC

The My Hero Academia Season 4 Panel at New York Comic Con was PLUS ULTRA! Host Jacki Jing chatted with the English voice cast about what's to come and the challenges and opportunities in playing their characters. Oh, and...

Yu Yu Hakusho OVA is coming to Funimation subbed and dubbed

Just announced at New York Comic Con 2019, the long-anticipated Yu Yu Hakusho OVA, including "Two Shots" and "All or Nothing," is coming to Funimation subbed and dubbed! The announcement was made at the Yu Yu Hakusho Reunion Panel,...

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Nicholas Friedman is a career pop culture journalist and Sr. Managing Editor at Funimation. You'll likely find him talking about Mob Psycho 100.
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Your Guide to the Spring 2022 Anime Season on Crunchyroll and Funimation

Spring is in the air! You know what that means. New anime is coming to Crunchyroll! This upcoming spring...