MomoCon 2015: FUNimation Industry Panel One of the best things about this year’s Momocon was being able to check out industry panels from anime production powerhouses like FUNimation. Based out of Flower Mound, Texas (no, we didn’t make up the name), this studio is the largest distributor of anime in North America, responsible for localizing hit shows like Dragon Ball Z, Attack on Titan, FairyTail, One Piece and so much more. Justin Rojas, Sr. Manager of Social Strategy and Development and Tara McKinney, Conventions Manager, shared an overview of what fans can expect from FUNimation this summer and fall. We’ve rounded up their announcements into one convenient blog post, but as always, for the latest news, make sure to check out their website and social channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and YouTube). NEW RELEASES COMING SOON Hyperdimension Neptunia Nobunagun FairyTail Wanna Be the Strongest in the World! The Sacred Blacksmith BlazBlue Alter Memory JUNE 2, 2015 Hyperdimension Neptunia: Complete Series Limited Edition Don’t miss this epic adventure based on a video game about video games that Fandom Post calls ”the most perfect adaptation of game to anime ever created!” Nobunagon: Complete Series Limited Edition Survival is a longshot, but in the battle to save humanity, Sio’s the girl with the biggest gun! FairyTail: Collection Four When an unstoppable force descends upon Magnolia and Fairy Tail, the entire town is transported to Edolas, a world where magic is in short supply. There, a power-hungry kingdom plans on draining the captured guild’s magic. Wanna Be the Strongest in the World!: Complete Series Limited Edition + OVAs Famous Japanese pop idol Sakura Hagiwara is better suited for the dance floor than the wrestling ring, but this ravishing songstress is about to put her body to the ultimate test. JUNE 9, 2015 The Sacred BlackSmith: The Complete Series Cecily’s a blushing knight in shining armor. Unfortunately, it seems most battles end with her as the damsel in distress. Her lack of skill and distaste for violence make her an unlikely heroine – until the brooding blacksmith Luke comes to her aid, using his powerful magic to forge blades of supernatural strength. JUNE 30, 2015 BlazBlue Alter Memory: The Complete Series Catch all your favorite BlazBlue characters in action in this thrilling anime based on the popular fighting game franchise! AVAILABLE NOW DragonBall Z Battle of Gods Ben-To .hack//signs .hack//roots One Piece Tokyo Ravens D-Frag! Darker Than Black Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods Prepare to witness Dragon Ball Z as it has never been seen before! Stunning animation and epic new villains highlight this first new Dragon Ball feature film in over seventeen years! Only Goku, humanity’s last hope, can ascend to the level of a legendary Super Saiyan God and stop Beerus’s from destroying Earth, and possibly the entire universe! Ben-to: The Complete Series Every day an epic struggle rages in grocery stores across Japan—the battle for half-priced bento boxes! Once the discount stickers go on, ravenous brawlers start throwing punches in a knockdown, drag-out war over who gets to take home the cheap eats. .hack//Sign: The Complete Series Tsukasa awakens inside The World, an immense online RPG filled with monsters, magic, and mayhem. When he discovers he’s unable to log out of this mysterious game, he joins forces with a colorful group of characters and begins a desperate quest to find his way back to real life. .hack//Roots: The Complete Series In the newest version of the massive online RPG know as “The World,” Haseo and his guild mates search for a legendary item called the Key of the Twilight—but they’re not the only ones looking for it. When a rival guild faces off against Haseo and his teammates, the conflict has deep repercussions both inside and outside the game, and threatens to leave the players forever changed. One Piece: Season Six, Voyage 4 The harrowing Thriller Bark arc reaches its brutal end with a superhuman slugfest! Nightmare Luffy’s impressive punching power momentarily swings the momentum in favor of our heroes, but when the rubber-man’s hulking physique returns to normal, the bad guys get back in the game. Tokyo Ravens, Part One Hautora was born into an ancient clan of onmyouji known for their mastery of all things occult. Unfortunately, he didn’t inherit the magical ability to see spirit energy, so he was doomed to live a normal life. At least, that is, until a mysterious girl from Harutora’s past returns to alter the course of his future! D-Frag!: The Complete Series Kazama is a wannabe delinquent on a mission to rule the school, but a run-in with the cray cray cuties of the Game Creation Club derails his plan for power. Instead of conquering Fujou Academy with his fists, Kazama is plunged into a hilariously-twisted world where pain is the name of the game. Darker Than Black: First Season Premium Edition A new and deadly breed of covert agent walks the streets. Known as Contractors, these assassins and spies wield bizarre supernatural powers to carry out the dirty work of others. They thrive in the underworld, between rumor and reality, their loyalties always in question. NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS ICYMI: The first dub episode of The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan aired this past Friday, with an all-star cast including Crispin Freeman, who we had a chance to catch at MomoCon as well (check back for our panel recap soon). If you were a fan of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya,this is a must-watch spinoff featuring familiar faces set in an alternate universe. New simulcast episodes will air on Fridays at 2:10 pm ET. To check out the entire lineup of streaming shows this season, make sure to visit www.funimation.com/stream. For those of you who loved Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, there’s some exciting news to note — revenge will take its final form this August in theatres as one of the most iconic villains of all time, Freiza, returns for Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F.’ Tickets will be available for pre-order at www.dragonballz.com.