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Funimation to be Acquired by Sony

Today it was announced that Funimation would be acquired by Sony Pictures Television Networks.

In a blog post, Funimation announced that it agreed to sell a majority stake to Sony Pictures Television Networks (SPTN). An update was posted that confirmed the deal had closed, and added to the blog post is an FAQ related to how Funimation and it’s services will be affected by the deal.

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Preorders Open for Genji and Hanzo Nendoroids

Good Smile Company and Blizzard have opened preorders for the newest addition to the Overwatch Nendoroid line: Hanzo and Genji Shimada!

Both Nendoroids are approximately 100mm (about 3.9 inches) in height and are priced at 4,900 yen ($43.11) separately and 9,800 yen ($86.23) as a set when ordered through Good Smile Company. Nendoroid Hanzo and Nendoroid Genji can also be ordered through Blizzard’s online store for $49.99 each. Orders will be taken until December 7 and the figures are scheduled for release on June 2018.

Expect more Good Smile Company x Overwatch products in the future!

You can find more pictures and information after the break!

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New Merchandise for “Saekano”, “To Love-Ru Darkness”, “In This Corner of the World”, and “Senki Zesshou Symphogear G”

Good Smile Company has added new merchandise to its shop!

A 1/7th scale Megumi Kato figurine (Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend), a Suzu Nendoroid (In This Corner of the World / Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni), a 1/6th scale Lala Satalin Deviluke figurine (To Love-Ru Darkness), and a 1/7th scale Chris Yukine figurine (Senki Zesshou Symphogear G) are available to preorder now.

You can find more pictures and information after the break! Warning: Some of these figurines are a little lewd.

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New PV, Key Visual, and Character Designs for “Gakuen Babysitters” TV Anime

The official website for the Gakuen Babysitters TV anime adaptation has been updated with a new promotional video, key visual, cast list, and character designs! The video previews the main cast with a couple of clips and shows off a little bit of the music.

The series’ synopsis is listed as:

“After their parents are killed in a plane crash, Ryuuichi and his younger brother Kotarou are taken in by the chairman, who they never met before, of an elite academy. Ryuuichi becomes the school daycare’s new babysitter.”

Gakuen Babysitters will begin airing in January 2018.

Find the video, key visual, character designs, and cast list after the break!

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“Squid Girl” Season 2 English Dub Previewed by Sentai Filmworks

A first look at the English dub of Squid Girl season 2 (Shinryaku!? Ika Musume) has been released by Sentai Filmworks!

Although the dubbing has switched over from Media Blasters to Sentai Filmworks for this season, Christine Marie Cabanos will reprise her role as the voice actress for Squid Girl.

“Angered by mankind’s pollution of her beloved ocean, Squid Girl rises from the dark and mysterious depths in order to punish the loathsome human race! Unfortunately, that plan immediately hits more snags than a dozen fishing lines in a washing machine. Not only does her small stature not intimidate humans, but instead of unleashing a tsunami of destruction, her attempts only cause minor damage to a pleasant little beachside restaurant. And then, the unexpectedly aggressive Aizawa sisters, who run the Lemon Beach House, force her to work there to pay it off! They even make her provide her own squid ink for a tasty squid ink spaghetti! Thus begins our tale of a poor not-quite fish out of water: SQUID GIRL!”

A complete collection of the Squid Girl English dub will be available starting November 28. The premium box set is currently priced at $129.99 (on sale from $199.98) and the regular DVD/Blu-ray is priced at $51.99 and $64.99 (on sale from $79.98 and $99.98).

Find the video and full English cast list after the break!

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Noel Vermillion, Chie Satonaka, and Waldstein Announced for “Blazblue Cross Tag Battle”

A third character introduction trailer has been released for the upcoming Blazblue Cross Tag Battle video game!

Noel Vermillion (Blazblue), Chie Satonaka (Persona 4), and Waldstein (UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH) join the previously announced playable characters of: Jin Kisaragi (BlazBlue), Ragna the Bloodedge (BlazBlue), Rachel Alucard (Blazblue), Hazama (Blazblue), Yosuke Hanamura (Persona 4 Arena), Yu Narukami (Persona 4 Arena), Hyde (UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH), Linne (UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH), Ruby Rose (RWBY), and Weiss Schnee (RWBY). This brings the current character roster up to thirteen!

The next character announcement is expected to be in late November.

Check out the trailer below the cut!

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“Love Live! School Idol Festival ~After School Activity~” Adds Aqours Members

Square Enix has announced the addition of Aqours members to its arcade rhythm game, Love Live! School Idol Festival ~After School Activity~! Aqours performances, cards, and more will be available to see and enjoy alongside μ’s.

Details on when they will officially join the game will be announced at a later time.

Watch the announcement video after the break!

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New Merchandise for “Himouto! Umaru-chan”, “The Little Mermaid”, “Yu-Gi-Oh!”, “Spice and Wolf”, and “The [email protected] Cinderella Girls”

New merchandise has been added to Good Smile Company’s shop!

A Nana Ebina Nendoroid (Himouto! Umaru-chan), an Ariel Nendoroid (The Little Mermaid), a Seto Kaiba figma (Yu-Gi-Oh!), a rereleased Yami Yugi figma (Yu-Gi-Oh!), a 1/8th scale Uzuki Shimamura figurine (The [email protected] Cinderella Girls), and a 1/7th scale Holo figurine (Spice and Wolf) are available to preorder now.

You can find more pictures and information after the break! Saucy warning for the Holo figurine.

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“Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto” English Dub Previewed

Sentai Filmworks has released the first preview for its Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto (Sakamoto desu ga?) English dub.

“Step into classroom 1-2 and meet the coolest guy in school. In fact, Sakamoto may just be the coolest guy ever. And that’s not just because he makes his student uniform and glasses look like a fashion magazine cover. There’s also the fact that nothing ever seems to surprise or rattle him. The girls are all crazy for him, of course, but even the most macho delinquents start to feel a little funny when he’s around. However, Sakamoto never seems to notice, let alone take advantage of the attention. He’s too busy being cool and mysterious without even trying! This does drive some people crazy, but the more someone tries to challenge Sakamoto, the more they start to fall under his spell. Intrigued? Then come join the class and get a lesson in cool from the master in Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto!”

The dub will be released sometime in November 2017 as both a premium box set and a regular DVD/blu-ray.

Find the dubbed clip and the full cast list after the break!

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“Blazblue Cross Tag Battle” Introduces Rachel Alucard, Hazama, and Weiss Schnee with New Trailer

Arc System Works has released its second character introduction trailer and added three new characters to the roster: Rachel Alucard (Blazblue), Hazama (Blazblue), and Weiss Schnee (RWBY)!

This brings the total roster up to ten and the three join the previously announced Jin Kisaragi (BlazBlue), Ragna the Bloodedge (BlazBlue), Yosuke Hanamura (Persona 4 Arena), Yu Narukami (Persona 4 Arena), Hyde (UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH), Linne (UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH), and Ruby Rose (RWBY) playable characters.

The next character introduction announcement will come in late October. BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle is scheduled for release sometime in 2018 to the PS4, Steam (PC), and the Nintendo Switch.

Find the video below the cut!

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