D-Style Starscream, Skywarp, and Thundercracker
from Rob, April 25th, 2015 6:47 pm, Toys


A recent magazine scan fromTagHobby shows off some new images of the D-style Seeker trio of Starscream, Skywarp, and Thundercracker.

these D-Style figures are super deformed model kits made by Kotobukiya and have featured such characters as Optimus Prime and Megatron as well.

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comiXology Sponsors C2E2 Artist Alley
from Bill, April 23rd, 2015 9:40 pm, c2e2, comic book

ComiXology @ C2E2 2015

Limited edition comiXology Submit posters to be given away at C2E2 2015 in celebration of Artist Alley sponsorship

Poster features characters from Fabian Rangel Jr.’s comiXology Submit smash hit Doc Unknown as rendered by superstar creator Ted Naifeh


Each day of the show features one of three different pulp color themes

April 21st, 2015 – New York, NY – ComiXology Submit is sponsoring Artist Alley at this weekend’s C2E2 convention, and to celebrate, comiXology is giving away special limited edition posters each day of the show from April 24th through April 26th at the McCormick Center in Chicago, IL. These posters feature Fabian Rangel Jr.’s comiXology Submit smash hit Doc Unknownas rendered by superstar creator Ted Naifeh (Courtney Crumrin and the Night Things, Princess Ugg) and are limited to 500 copies daily, with a new pulp color theme offered each day. Posters will be available first come, first served to those that stop by the comiXology Submit tables in Artist Alley where Rangel Jr. and Naifeh will be signing.

“ComiXology Submit empowers creators and cartoonists to get their work directly to fans across the world. Fabian’s runaway hit series Doc Unknown epitomizes that,” said John D. Roberts, comiXology co-founder and Director of Submit “We’re excited to have Ted Naifeh, who has long history of super successful creator-owned work, to do his take on Doc Unknown. I can’t wait until fans get their hands on these posters.”

In addition to the poster giveaway, comiXology will also be giving away t-shirts and Kindle Fire tablets at their panels and John D. Roberts will be doing portfolio reviews in Artist Alley.


ComiXology Submit, comiXology’s digital self-publishing portal, enables comic creators and cartoonists the ability to easily reach comiXology’s global audience of comic, graphic novel, and manga fans.

Those interested in submitting work to comiXology Submit should visit submit.comixology.com. Once the work is uploaded and approved, comiXology transforms the work with its immersive Guided View reading technology and makes it available across comiXology’s cloud-based digital comics platform. “Submitters” and comiXology split profits equally with submitters maintaining full ownership of their work.

Comic book, graphic novel, and manga fans interested in finding works available through comiXology Submit can visit here.

See below for all the details of comiXology’s location and events at this weekend’s C2E2:

comiXology Artist Alley Tables:  Table # T2 – T6

Portfolio Reviews with John D. Roberts:  2-3 PM CST on Friday April 24th & Saturday, April 26th


ComiXology Submit: The Future of Self-Publishing
Room S405a
Date: Fri. April 24
Time: 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM

Join John D. Roberts (Director of comiXology Submit) along with breakout Submit creators Art Baltazar (Aw Yeah Comics), Enrica Jang (Red Stylo Media) and Fabian Rangel, Jr. (Doc Unknown) for a tell-all discussion on how you too can create, submit and reach the ranks of comiXology Submit stardom!

Comics: Where to Begin?
Room S405a
Date: Sun. April 26
Time: 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

Join comiXology’s marketing maven Chip Mosher, with The comiXologist Podcast hosts Matt Kolowski and Kara Szamborski, along with our comics industry special guests Nick Barrucci (Publisher of Dynamite Comics) and Stephanie Cooke (Talking Comics podcast) as they become your guides through the awesome world of comics!

About comiXology
ComiXology, an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel industry by delivering a cloud-based digital comics platform that makes discovering, buying, and reading comics more fun than ever before. ComiXology’s Guided View reading technology transforms the comic book medium into an immersive and cinematic experience, helping comiXology become a top ten grossing iPad app in 2011 and 2012 and the top grossing non-game iPad app in 2012 and 2013. Offering the broadest library of comic book content from over 75 publishers – and independent creators as well – comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has become a comic book fan. ComiXology is based in New York City, with operations in Los Angeles and Paris.


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from Bill, April 23rd, 2015 9:37 pm, Entertainment






Ash vs Evil Dead

Beverly Hills, Calif., April 23, 2015 – The STARZ Original series “Ash vs Evil Dead” began production this month in New Zealand on the 10-episode first season of the half-hour series executive produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell, the original filmmakers of the franchise, and Craig DiGregorio who will serve as executive producer and showrunner.  “Ash vs Evil Dead” is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise The Evil Dead and is set to premiere on STARZ in fall 2015.

Campbell will be reprising his role as Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead.  When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons –personal and literal.  Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its “Evil” grip.

The cast is led by Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) in the role of Ash Williams, Lucy Lawless (“Salem,” “Spartacus”) as Ruby a mysterious figure who believes Ash is the cause of the Evil outbreaks, Ray Santiago (“Touch,” Meet the Fockers) as Pablo Simon Bolivar, an idealistic immigrant who becomes Ash’s loyal sidekick, Dana DeLorenzo (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas) as Kelly Maxwell, a moody wild child trying to outrun her past and Jill Marie Jones (“Sleepy Hollow”) as Amanda Fisher, a disgraced Michigan State Trooper set to find our anti-hero Ash and prove his responsibility in the grisly murder of her partner.

Raimi is directing the first episode of “Ash vs Evil Dead” that he wrote with Ivan Raimi (Darkman, Army of Darkness, Drag Me to Hell), Craig DiGregorio (“Workaholics,” “Chuck”) and Tom Spezialy (“Chuck,” “Reaper,” “Desperate Housewives”). Raimi will also serve as executive producer, with Rob Tapert (Evil Dead, “Spartacus,” Xena: Warrior Princess”) and Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) along with Craig DiGregorio (“Workaholics,” “Chuck”) who will serve as executive producer/showrunner. Ivan Raimi will co-executive produce and Aaron Lam (“Spartacus”) and Chloe Smith (“Spartacus”) will serve as producers

Follow “Ash vs Evil Dead” Online:

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Twitter: @AshvsEvilDead

Join the conversation with: #AshvsEvilDead


About Starz

Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) is a leading integrated global media and entertainment company with operating units that provide premium subscription video programming on domestic U.S. pay television channels (Starz Networks), global content distribution (Starz Distribution) and animated television and movie production (Starz Animation), www.starz.com.


Starz Networks is a leading provider of premium subscription video programming through the flagship STARZ® and ENCORE® pay TV networks which showcase premium original programming and movies to U.S. multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, and telecommunications companies.  As of December 31, 2014, STARZ and ENCORE serve a combined 57.3 million subscribers, including 23.3 million at STARZ, and 34.0 million at ENCORE, making them the largest pair of premium flagship channels in the U.S.  STARZ® and ENCORE®, along with Starz Networks’ third network MOVIEPLEX®, air more than 1,000 movies monthly across 17 linear networks, complemented by On Demand and authenticated online offerings through STARZ PLAY, ENCORE PLAY, and MOVIEPLEX PLAY. Starz Distribution develops, produces and acquires entertainment content, distributing it to consumers globally on DVD, digital formats and traditional television.  Starz Distribution’s home video, digital media and worldwide distribution business units distribute original programming content produced by Starz, as well as entertainment content for itself and third parties.  Starz Animation produces animated TV and movie content for studios, networks, distributors and audiences worldwide.


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from Bill, April 23rd, 2015 9:31 pm, comic book

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDark Horse Digital reaches a new landmark when the digital store celebrates its fourth anniversary starting this Thursday. As a thank-you to fans, Dark Horse announces four special promotions!

Have a free comic on Dark Horse! Beginning Thursday, April 23, Dark Horse will issue a two-dollar credit to allconfirmed Dark Horse Digital newsletter subscribers with a registered Dark Horse Digital account! This credit can be used toward downloading a free digital comic or toward the purchase of any bundle or graphic novel.

The very same day, Dark Horse Digital will also be offering 50 percent off all purchases made in the app or through the web store, including thousands of comics, graphic novels, manga, and more! And it doesn’t stop there! Confirmed Dark Horse Digital newsletter subscribers will receive an exclusive coupon for an additional 10 percent off purchases. The newsletter coupon stacks with the web store discount, offering an even greater savings on your entire transaction.

And if that’s not all, Dark Horse will be giving four lucky winners an iPad mini loaded with Dark Horse digital comics! Dark Horse will randomly pick one winner per day over the course of the weekend. The winners will be given the digital collection of their choosing the following week.

To enter to win, all you need to do is download a comic to your collection! And with over fifty free comics to choose from, there is no purchase necessary to be entered to win!

The fourth-anniversary sale starts Thursday, April 23, and ends Sunday, April 26, at midnight PST—so head over to Digital.DarkHorse.com today and sign up for a Dark Horse Digital account and for the Digital Newsletter to maximize your savings!

Dark Horse Comics launched its standalone comic-reader app and digital store on April 27, 2011, and has received incredible accolades from the continuously growing worldwide digital-comics fan base. Since then, Dark Horse Digital has grown significantly in numbers and readership while featuring its most popular and best-selling titles, including Plants vs. Zombies, Halo, Tomb Raider, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Hellboy, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Conan, and Mass Effect. Dark Horse Digital regularly hosts weekly sales, discounts, and other special promotions for its reader base. It currently offers thousands of comics and continues to increase the digital availability of the Dark Horse back catalog.

Dark Horse Digital is available through all modern web browsers, features in-app purchasing and cloud storage through both the Google Play and  iOS apps, and provides a first-class digital-comics-reading experience. Download the free app today!

iPad Sweepstakes Fine Print
No purchase necessary. One entry per person per Dark Horse Digital account per day. Any digital comic entitlement added to a Dark Horse Digital account during April 23, 2015, to April 26, 2015, will constitute an entry to win. Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older as of entry date. Entries only accepted if submitted by 11:59 p.m. (PST), April 26, 2015. Four winners will be selected randomly (as determined at Dark Horse’s sole discretion) from all applicable entries and will be notified by April 30, 2015. Entry constitutes agreement by winners to be publicized and permission to use each winner’s name for the purposes of promotion of the Sweepstakes without further compensation. Sweepstakes void where prohibited. Odds of winning dependent on number of entrants.

About Dark Horse Digital
Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has grown to become the third-largest comics publisher in the United States and is acclaimed internationally for the quality and diversity of its line. In 2011, the company that revolutionized the comic industry proudly presented its groundbreaking digital-publishing program, Dark Horse Digital.

Dark Horse Digital offers its most popular titles at an unprecedented value, while providing the highest-quality reading experience possible. Single-issue comics are priced as low as just $0.99, and there is also an extensive list of free introductory #1 issues. Additionally, DH Digital’s “bundles” group together story arcs spanning multiple issues into affordable packages, allowing readers to get all the issues that comprise a complete narrative, starting at just $3.99 and up. And through cloud-based technology, Digital Store purchases can be read and enjoyed online on your computer or, mobile browser, and through the Dark Horse Bookshelf apps, available on iTunes App Store and Google Play.

To get started, simply log on to Digital.DarkHorse.com or download the app to create an account, and begin building your collection today.





Get Your The Walking Dead Fix from McFarlane Toys
from Bill, April 23rd, 2015 9:20 pm, Entertainment, Toys


Fortify your McFarlane building set defenses…build some new AMC’s The Walking Dead – Walker Barriers.

Look for the Walker Barrier next month in Toys “R” Us and Wal-Mart!

Learn more.


Our next AMC’s The Walking Dead figure is one of the ultimate survivors:Daryl Dixon. This blood-splattered and battle-worn 10-inch figure is coming soon!

Learn more.


How many pieces does it take to construct AMC’s The Walking Dead Prison Tower & Gate building set? Hope you’re an amazing counter! Click here to watch the time-lapse video.

Learn more about the Prison Tower & Gate building set.

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from Bill, April 23rd, 2015 9:17 pm, Entertainment



 –Season 6 premieres with a new look and topics ripped from the headlines–

 (New York) – Science Channel’s triple Emmy®- nominated hit series THROUGH THE WORMHOLE WITH MORGAN FREEMAN is back for its sixth and most provocative season to date on Wednesday, April 29 at 10PM ET/PT.  In six all-new episodes that tackle such tough topics as race, religion and our future as a species, the series will challenge viewers as never before. This season has a whole new look with an inspired set design and interactive features.  Now, viewers will have greater access to the conversation with the 360 degree Wormhole experience.  Leading scientists, who lend their voices and research to the show, will participate LIVE through our website and social feed and join in the debate.  From the topics of bigotry to whether our reality is virtual to the human proclivity for lying, the new season will challenge everything you know about space, time and morality.  The new season of THROUGH THE WORMHOLE WITH MORGAN FREEMAN world premieres on Wednesday, April 29 at 10PM ET/PT.

“I am thrilled to be announcing the premiere of the sixth season of Through the Wormhole.  When we first began this journey, I never imagined how many questions could be examined and how far mankind could push the boundaries of what was possible,” says Morgan Freeman, executive producer and host of the series. “This season, we’ve given the series a bold new look and the questions are more provocative than ever.  I know fans both old and new to the show will not be disappointed.”

“This series is at the core of what we strive for at Science Channel.  Each week we ask questions that challenge our way of thinking and take a deeper look at the science behind some of society’s most divisive topics,” says Rita Mullin, general manager of Science Channel.

“Through the Wormhole has always posed a challenge to look at reality through a different lens.  This season we’re not just applying that to the cosmos, but also to human society, with topics like bigotry and lying.  Using science to probe these enduring problems is refreshing, highly informative, and long overdue,” says James Younger, EVP of Factual Productions at Revelations Entertainment.

In season six of THROUGH THE WORMHOLE WITH MORGAN FREEMAN, Science Channel strives to take on some of the most hotly debated issues of today. Each episode features leading experts, thinkers and scientists presenting groundbreaking theories. Every week viewers will be challenged to consider new perspectives and confronted with ideas that push the envelope of conventional television

 THROUGH THE WORMHOLE WITH MORGAN FREEMAN is produced by Revelations Entertainment. James Younger, Morgan Freeman, and Lori McCreary are executive producers. Bernadette McDaid and Rocky Collins are executive producers, and Lindsey Foster Blumberg is producer for Science Channel. McDaid is vice president of production for Science Channel.

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Are We All Bigots?

If you had less than one second to make a life-or-death decision to shoot a man who might be armed with a lethal weapon, what would you do? Would the ethnicity of the man affect your decision? Are you sure? The outcome – whatever your race – will surprise you. Brain imaging studies are showing that negative cultural stereotypes hijack everyone’s subconscious decision-making. But some science says we can overcome bigotry through exposure, self-awareness and flexible social networks… and, most controversially of all, ultra-violent video games!


Can Time Go Backwards?

We move around in space, but we are stuck in a prison of time moving ever forwards. Einstein said, “The distinction between past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.”  Is our experience of the ticking clock merely a trick of the mind? Could science ever make the clock move backwards? Experiments in quantum physics are showing that the future influences the present: what happens later limits the choices we think we have now. The laws of physics say visiting or talking to ourselves in the past is possible – but changing history once we get there is not.



Are We Here for a Reason?

Evolution tells us that all life exists for only one purpose: to reproduce. But is that all there is? How could such a simple imperative lead us to create great art and civilizations? A new theory suggests that instead of passing on genes, our ultimate purpose is to process and pass on information. We are the universe figuring itself out. Scientists dig deep into DNA, chemistry, technology and engineering to find the meaning of life. One thing is certain: living is easier if you find a reason for living.


Do We Live in the Matrix?

Our universe seems real.  But what if it’s a videogame? Scientists in a variety of fields are taking seriously the possibility that we live in a virtual reality. Maybe the Big Bang was just the moment someone flipped the switch and turned on our universe.  Maybe what looks random has already been programmed to happen. If some advanced civilization did design and program our universe, would we ever know? Scientists are looking for glitches in the laws of the universe that may uncover its hidden code.

Are Aliens Inside Us?

Odds are excellent that extraterrestrial life exists. So why haven’t we found aliens out in the galaxy? Are we looking in the wrong places? New research shows we should look closer to home, even inside our bodies. It turns out that a lot of our DNA is from a mysterious, nonhuman source. Theoretically, alien microbial life can make the journey to Earth from distant worlds, and scientists are finding some unearthly microbes in our upper atmosphere. Could it be from outer space? Could we be part alien?  It’s even possible alien life is already here as digital life forms, hiding inside our technology.


Why Do We Lie?

We all agree lying is shameful.  Yet we still deliberately deceive each other constantly.  Are our brains wired for lying from a young age? The brains of pathological liars may provide insights. Will technology make it easier for us to be dishonest, or could it someday instantly reveal someone is lying? Perhaps we are deceitful because our limited senses prevent us from seeing the real truth. Scientists say our own memories deceive us, and have managed to implant false memories. Other scientists look for ultimate truth in the subatomic world … only to end up turning reality on its head.

 About Revelations Entertainment

Revelations Entertainment reveals truth.  Academy award-winning actor Morgan Freeman and Emmy-nominated producer Lori McCreary lead a group of inspired professionals who are the go-to producers of thought-provoking entertainment that has universal appeal and soul. They currently produce the hit CBS Sunday night series Madam Secretary, starring Tea Leoni.  Recent accolades are three Emmy Award nominations for Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman, a Peabody Award for the ESPN 30 for 30 episode The 16th Man, and an Academy Award nomination for Morgan Freeman in the film Invictus.

 About Science Channel

Science Channel, a division of Discovery Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), is home for the thought provocateur, the individual who is unafraid to ask the killer questions of “how” and “why not.”  The network is a playground for those with audacious intellects and features programming willing to go beyond imagination to explore the unknown.  Guided by curiosity, Science Channel looks for innovation in mysterious new worlds as well as in its own backyard.  Science Channel and the Science Channel HD simulcast reach more than 75 million U.S. households.  The network also features high-traffic online and social media destinations, including ScienceChannel.com, facebook.com/Science Channel and twitter.com/Science Channel.


About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s #1 pay-TV programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. For 30 years Discovery has been dedicated to satisfying curiosity and entertaining viewers with high-quality content through its global television brands, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery and Science, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Discovery controls Eurosport, the leading pan-regional sports entertainment destination across Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery Education, and a digital leader with a diversified online portfolio, including Discovery Digital Networks. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.

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from Bill, April 23rd, 2015 9:03 pm, Comic Book News


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR—This October, experience the story of one of America’s most notorious killers as Green River Killer heads to paperback for the first time.

Throughout the 1980s, the highest priority of Seattle-area police was the apprehension of the Green River Killer, the man responsible for the murders of dozens of women. In 1990, with the body count numbering at least forty-eight, the case was put in the hands of a single detective, Tom Jensen. After twenty years, when the killer was finally captured with the help of DNA technology, Jensen spent 180 days interviewing Gary Leon Ridgway in an effort to learn his most closely held secrets—an epic confrontation with evil that proved as disturbing and surreal as can be imagined.

Written by Jensen’s own son, acclaimed entertainment writer Jeff Jensen, Green River Killer: A True Detective Story presents the ultimate insider’s account of America’s most prolific serial killer.

Sure to appeal to fans of True Detective, Green River Killer features a story by Tomorrowland writer Jeff Jensen and gorgeous art by Jonathan Case and is priced at an affordable $19.99. Preorder today fromAmazon.com, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, or your local comic shop.

Green River Killer: A True Detective Story TPB
Jeff Jensen (W), Jonathan Case (A/Cover)
$19.99, 978-1-61655-812-3
On sale October 21

Praise for Green River Killer:

“Terrific. It’s got the scariest opening sequence I’ve read in years, and the novel as a whole makes compelling stay-up-late reading. Great, creepy stuff.”—Stephen King

“Disturbingly true and refreshingly original . . . My gut was wrenched and I loved every second of it.”—Damon Lindelof (Lost)

“Jeff Jensen’s journalistic eye for detail and Jonathan Case’s exquisitely paced visual storytelling combine to make a true-crime epic.”—Brian K. Vaughan (Saga)

Also available for preorder:

The New Deal
Jonathan Case (W/A)
$16.99, 978-1-61655-731-7
On sale September 23
Amazon.com | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound



About Dark Horse
Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Brian Wood, Gerard Way, Felicia Day, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Neal Adams, and Jim Steranko, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Its successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Mass Effect, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, EVE Online, Halo, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of both creator-owned content and licensed comics material.

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Announcing Justice League: Gods And Monsters Action Figures and Digital-First Comic Book Miniseries
from Bill, April 23rd, 2015 8:59 pm, Comic Book News, Entertainment

DC Collectibles announced today a brand new six-inch action figure line based on the upcoming direct-to-video DC Universe animated film, JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS & MONSTERS. The first wave of figures (BATMAN, SUPERMAN, and WONDER WOMAN) will be available in stores this Fall.

In addition, DC Comics also announced that a new Digital-First comic book miniseries based of the DC Universe animated film will arrive in July.

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FUNimation’s NEW PS4 App is here! Visit the PSN to download for FREE!
from Bill, April 23rd, 2015 8:54 pm, Anime/Manga Reviews, Gaming

Unleash your anime experience! Download the<br />
FUNimation PS4 app today!

The FUNimation PS4 App
is Now Available!

The FUNimation Streaming Service app is now available for PS4! This FREE app lets you enjoy the latest and greatest FUNimation dubbed and subbed anime shows and movies on your PS4.

Find Out More!

Start your All-AccessPass streaming experience today, and unlock instant access to…

  • The latest simulcast shows as soon as they air in Japan
  • Thousands of subtitled and dubbed anime episodes and movies
  • Ad-free in HD
  • Exclusive access to FUNimation Broadcast Dubs: English-dubbed episodes available within weeks after broadcasting in Japan with the All-AccessPass
  • Video extras that take you behind the scenes of your favorite shows with the All-AccessPass
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The FUNimation Streaming Service app for PS3 has also been upgraded to match the PS4 app. If you’re a PS3 user, you can now enjoy improved searching, episode queues, and account syncing, allowing you to continue watching where you left off across devices.
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Ex-Ghibli Artist to make directorial debut! Plus Naruto 2.5 Theater and More!
from Bill, April 23rd, 2015 8:52 pm, comic book, Entertainment, Japan, Movies

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Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro – Studio Ghibli is synonymous with animated movie magic. Even the nice old lady slinging sweet tea at the corner store in my small Kentucky hometown has heard of these classic Japanese films and knows the name Miyazaki (probably because of me in this particular case…). With Miyazaki retiring, however, the question arises of who will take up the torch in the next generation.  Who will champion the Ghibli-style animation and storytelling we have all grown to love?  Fortunately, we may have our answer.

Yōjirō Arai, a former Studio Ghibli animator who lent his hand to such Ghibli films as Arriety, From up on Poppy Hill, and The Wind Rises, is set to make his directorial debut. Studio Colorido, who also released Arai’s short film “Control Bear,” will be bringing us Arai’s first animated feature film, Taifu no Noruda, this summer. You can check out a tantalizingly short 15-second teaser to the left.

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This Week From Stu-Senpai: Naruto 2.5!


Konbanwa 今晩は from Tokyo!!

It’s supposedly spring but it’s been rainy and cold – at least it was nice during sakura season!  But rain and cold is a good time to stay indoors – and watch a live theater performance of everyone’s favorite ninja, Naruto!

The Shibuya Tourist Association has gone out of its way to support a very cool theater – AiiA in Shibuya, where Naruto is playing.   The Japan 2.5 Dimensional Musical Association is dedicated to theatrical performances (typically musicals) of anime, manga and game properties.  And their line up is pretty amazing (I’m checking out Death Note tomorrow night!) !!

So, one thing that makes Naruto 2.5 (and other 2.5 theater performances) special is the high-tech subtitle method.  You can rent goggles which project subtitles in front of you while you’re watching the play – a version of augmented reality.


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