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Interview: Masaaki Yuasa Discusses Film vs. TV, the Music of Inu-Oh and What’s Next

Masaaki Yuasa is one of the most inventive and celebrated anime filmmakers in the world. No two of his projects look alike, whether it's the kinetic spirit of Ping Pong the Animation, the colorful fluidity of The Tatami Galaxy...

Challenging Sports Stereotypes in Ping Pong the Animation

By Teresa Navarro Ping Pong the Animation is a sports anime unlike any you’ve seen before. While many beloved series focus on the trials and triumph of a character or ensemble, Masaaki Yuasa (Devilman Crybaby, The Night is Short, Walk on Girl) dives deep...

Schedule of Subbed Shows Coming Off Funimation

As mentioned earlier this year, Funimation and Crunchyroll have partnered together to give you more anime content by focusing on what we do best. Funimation will dub most of the shows that Crunchyroll has, and Crunchyroll will get most...

New Release Tuesday: The Hero Appears

This New Release Tuesday, we have two great titles coming out today: Origin: Spirits of the Past, a beautiful and thrilling movie from Studio Gonzo, and Ping Pong the Animation, a fast-paced sports anime with complex characters and a...

FUNimation Double Header Weekend – Anime Boston

We've got a double header weekend (technically, it's a triple header since we'll have a FUNimation booth at Anime Conji in San Diego as well)! While Rojas is off to Seattle for Sakura-Con, Tara, Lauren, and Tim will be...

Bringing the FUN to Seattle's Sakura-con!

  We've got TWO conventions this weekend, so we're bringing DOUBLE the FUN! We're going bi-coastal, even. Lauren, Tara, and Tim will be heading to Anime Boston, and Rojas flying to Sakura-Con in Seattle. Take a look below for all...

English Cast Announcements for PING PONG THE ANIMATION and Wanna Be The Strongest In The World

Fresh from Anime Detour, we've got two English cast announcements for you today!   First up, we've got the critically-acclaimed PING PONG THE ANIMATION!   CHARACTER - ACTOR Yutaka Hoshino/Peco - Aaron Dismuke Makoto Tsukimoto/Smile - Micah Solusod Jo Koizumi/Butterfly Joe - Mark Stoddard Ryuichi Kazama/Dragon -...

FUNimation Announcements From Nekocon!

We've got the latest titles coming to home video, just announced at the FUNimation Industry Panel at Nekocon! Without further ado, here's the lineup of what you'll soon be able to add to your collection!   FUNimation has acquired the home...

Get Fired Up for Ping Pong: The Animation Contest

EDIT: We have winners! Please scroll to the bottom to see.   Here at FUNimation we LOVE Ping Pong. We even made a video about how much we love Ping Pong, and how epic we think the sport is. Check it...

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The Heike Story is a Beautiful Modern Retelling of a Historical Epic

Every anime season always has one underrated gem, and for me this past fall, that gem was The Heike...