We are thrilled to see the incredible response from fans for the Amazon Exclusive Edition of Cowboy Bebop! But, we know that a few of you are waiting to see what our FUNimation Exclusive Edition contains before making a decision, so without further ado:

  • Release date: 12/16/14
  • Includes:
    • Complete TV series on Blu-ray and DVD (combo pack)
    • Exclusive Limited Edition tri-fold packaging in the style of a vintage record cover
    • Display easel for packaging
    • Four exclusive art cards
    • One additional exclusive art card with foil-stamp autograph from series director Shinichiro Watanabe


We know some Premium Edition buyers primarily want pack-in content and items, and some prioritize having a display piece for their shelves. While both of our Cowboy Bebop Premium Editions feature display-worthy packaging and bonus items, their differences are intended to reflect these different priorities. We’re looking forward to revealing the designs soon!

We hope that with the Blu-ray and DVD Standard Editions (details coming soon) and the two Premium Editions, every fan is able to have a Cowboy Bebop experience that they love! Click here to order the FUNimation Exclusive Edition now.

Hetalia: The Beautiful World - Official Clip -NINJA☆STAR

Ninja stars are cool, right? Japan teaches the other Axis Powers about his formidable weaponry!

For those who can’t see it on Youtube.


Check it out! Here’s the beauty layout for the Limited Edition release of Hetalia: The Beautiful World! Not only do you get your limited edition bandana to complete your rainbow, but you also get a set of ultra cute chibi stickers!

To top it all off, we’ve got some FREE digital wallpapers for you on our site. Here are just a few of the options available. Click here to see even MORE!

Be sure to order your copies of Hetalia: the Beautiful World, available on July 22nd! Click here.

FUNimation is proud to announce the acquisition of Free! -Eternal Summer-, the continuation of the hit swimming anime that made waves across the Internet! Not only will we be simulcasting the series as part of our summer season, we’ve also acquired home video rights! Yes, you read that right— Free! -Eternal Summer- will be coming to home video in North America.

Episode one will premiere this coming Wednesday, July 2, at 11:30 AM Eastern Time (that’s 10:30 CDT and 8:30 PDT), with new episodes every Wednesday following at the same time.

Never miss a moment of Free! -Eternal Summer-. Subscribe now at funimation.com/subscribe

Watch all your summer simulcast season shows now on your Xbox 360 with the new FUNimation Xbox app!


The boys of summer are back! Haru, Makoto, Nagisa, Rei, and Rin are reunited for a second season in Free! -Eternal Summer-. After the last swim meet, the bonds of friendship have only gotten stronger, and with each passing day these boys continue to grow. This summer brings new rivals and new challenges. So get ready, the competition is about to get fierce!

More information here.

FUNimation acquires Black Butler Book of Murder OVA series

FUNimation Entertainment® announced today it has acquired the U.S. home entertainment, digital and broadcast rights to the OVA series Black Butler – Book of Murder.

From Studio: A-1 Pictures, the studio that brought you Blue Exorcist, Sword Art Online, Fairy Tail, and Black Butler, the series was directed by Noriyuki Abe, known for Bleach, Yu Yu Hakusho, and Black Butler – Book of Circus.


At the Queen’s behest, young master Ciel Phantomhive hosts a lavish banquet to be attended by the crème-de-la-crème of London’s elite. What begins as a fabulous affair quickly takes a dark turn when guests begin turning up dead! Murder takes center stage in this chilling OVA collection where even a debonair demon butler isn’t safe from a killer on the prowl. Should Sebastian and Ciel wish to once more see the light of day, they must join forces with their guests, including the legendary author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, to unravel the mystery – and apprehend the murderer before it’s too late!

Be sure to watch new episodes of Black Butler - Book of Circus every Thursday at 3:20pm ET. Click here to watch now.


Hetalia - The Beautiful World - Official Clip- Clubs at Hetalia Academy

Crazy clubs at Hetalia Academy! The Newspaper Club investigates such esteemed organizations as the Friends of Stucco, the Lick-Your-Own-Elbow Club, and the Competitive Sarong Team! - Funimation

For those outside of the US.


Calling all Hetalia fans! Do you love Hetalia as much as we do?! Do you love the sparkly, beautiful world where countries are anthropomorphized into hot guys and girls? Ok, well prove it!

To celebrate the upcoming release of Hetalia: The Beautiful World, we’re asking fans to show their love for Hetalia by “beautifying their world” with their creativity. We want to see fanart, crafts, cosplay pics, video skits, fan games, anything that you can think of that relates to Hetalia—the sky is the limit! Brownie points if you incorporate Season 5 elements into your creations (e.g. the mochis, Nyotalia, etc.)

Of course, if your talents lie more with your literary skill then  you can also write an essay (max of 100 words) about why you’re excited for Hetalia: The Beautiful World, and how you kept Hetalia in your life after Season 4. 

Submit your creative entry by posting an image, video, or link on Tumblr with the tag #HetaliaS5Contest. Submit your written entry (essay) by posting with the tag #HetaliaS5Contest.

5 winners will be chosen to win some AWESOME Hetalia goodies (like the ones pictured above).

For more ways to enter and full contest details, click this link.


Hetalia- The  Beautiful World - MOCHITALIA!

The brand new season 5 of Hetalia features adorable mochi versions of your favorite country characters! Check out this supercut of the mochitalia blobs, plus BONUS MOCHI! -Funimation

(Non-regionized version)