2019 Dragon Ball World Adventure Kicks Off at San Diego Comic-Con

Toei Animation Inc., FUNimation, a Sony Pictures Television company, and Bluefin, a Bandai Namco group company, have revealed the complete details for the launch of the 2019 Dragon Ball World Adventure at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con including a history-making Guinness World Records attempt on Opening Day of the tour.

Co-sponsored and presented jointly by Bandai and Toei Animation, the 2019 Dragon Ball World Adventure opens on Wednesday July 17, 2019 at an expansive installation on the Marriott Marina Terrace at the Marriot Marquis San Diego. The tour will continue throughout San Diego Comic-Con 2019 from July 18–21, 2019 and will be open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Following San Diego Comic-Con, the 2019 Dragon Ball World Adventure will travel to seven additional locations around the world including stops in New York City, Mexico City Mexico, Cologne Germany, Barcelona Spain, Shanghai China, Hong Kong China, and Tokyo Japan.

Dragon Ball Guinness World Records Attempt

Come be a part of Dragon Ball and Guinness World Records history. The 2019 Dragon Ball World Adventure will open with a special Guinness World Records attempt to become the largest gathering of people simultaneously performing the iconic Kamehameha super energy attack move.

Fans will gather on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. at the 2019 Dragon Ball World Adventure on the Marriott Marina Terrace at the Marriot Marquis San Diego. The first 1,000 participants to arrive will receive a free Dragon Ball Scouter accessory to wear during the Guinness World Records attempt. The Kamehameha super energy attack move will be led by actor Sean Schemmel, the English voice of Dragon Ball character Goku. Guinness World Records will be onsite to supervise and validate the record attempt.

Dragon Ball World Adventure Displays

Dive into the world of Dragon Ball with an expansive collection of multi-faceted interactive installations will delight fans and attendees. Catch interactive kiosks featuring the latest Dragon Ball video game titles from Bandai Namco Entertainment, including Dragon Ball Z Kakarot, Dragon Ball Z Fighter, Dragon Ball Legends, and Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle.

Dragon Ball Animated GIF Photo Booth

Capture your visit to 2019 Dragon Ball World Adventure with a unique and shareable complimentary memento. Head to the Dragon Ball Animated GIF Photo Booth, select your favorite background and pose for a series of photos that will be stitched together and delivered to you as a looping animated gif that can be shared directly with friends and family and/or posted to a variety of social media channels.

Dragon Ball Collectibles & Exclusives

On display will be a wide array of S.H.Figuarts event exclusives and special Dragon Ball products from leading Bandai brands including Tamashii Nations, Shokugan, and Banpresto. Event exclusives will be available to purchase at the Tamashii Nations Booth #3545 inside the Comic-Con Main Hall and require an exclusive merchandise time slot issued by San Diego Comic-Con to purchase.

Dragon Ball Sticker Rally

Join the Dragon Ball Sticker Rally and collect stickers at each attraction inside the Dragon Ball World Adventure. Stickers may be redeemed for free premiums including Dragon Ball wristbands, posters, lanyards, stickers, fans and Saiyan Hair Set headbands. In addition, all tour guests will receive an exclusive 2019 Dragon Ball World Adventure oversized swag bag to use to carry all of their Comic-Con purchases.

Crunchyroll and FUNimation Entertainment to Stream A Certain Scientific Accelerator Anime

Crunchyroll and FUNimation Entertainment have announced that they will stream the A Certain Scientific Accelerator (Toaru Majutsu no Index Gaiden: Toaru Kagaku no Accelerator) anime. Crunchyroll will begin simulcasting the anime worldwide outside of Asia on July 12, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. EDT. FUNimation will begin streaming the series for users in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand with an English dub on July 26, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. EDT.

A Certain Scientific Accelerator is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television on July 12, 2019.

Source: ANN

FUNimation Entertainment and Right Stuf/Nozomi Entertainment Announce Partnership for Anime Streaming

FUNimation Entertainment announced at its Anime Expo panel that it has partnered with Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment. FUNimation will begin streaming the following titles on its FunimationNOW service (Funimation did not announce debut dates for the titles):

  • Revolutionary Girl Utena
  • Gravitation
  • Boogiepop Phantom
  • Junjō Romantica
  • Yakitate!! Japan
  • Sweet Blue Flowers

Source: ANN

FUNimation Entertainment’s Announcements at Anime Expo

FUNimation Entertainment announced at its Anime Expo panel that its streams for the Fairy gone and Kono Oto Tomare!: Sounds of Life anime will continue on for both of the shows’ second halves in Fall 2019. The company also confirmed that its stream of the upcoming fourth season of the My Hero Academia anime series will premiere in Fall 2019.

FUNimation also announced that it will release a steelbook home video release for the “first season” of Yū Yū Hakusho, and it will also release the “first season” of the new Fruits Basket anime on home video with both a standard and limited edition, with pre-orders available soon.

Source: ANN

FUNimation Entertainment to Simulcast the Kochoki Anime

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it has added the Kochoki anime to its Summer 2019 simulcast lineup. The simulcast will premiere on July 8, 2019, and the simuldub will premiere on July 22, 2019. The anime will be available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.

Kochoki is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television on July 8, 2019.

Source: ANN

FUNimation Entertainment Announces More Simulcasts for the Summer 2019 Anime Season

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it will simulcast the Arifureta – From Commonplace to World’s Strongest, Cop Craft, and Demon Lord, Retry! on FunimationNow starting in July 2019.

The simulcast for Arifureta – From Commonplace to World’s Strongest will premiere on July 8, 2019, and the simuldub will premiere on July 22, 2019. The series will be available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.

FUNimation’s simulcast of Cop Craft will premiere on July 8, 2019, and the simuldub will premiere on July 22, 2019. The series will be available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.

The simulcast for Demon Lord, Retry! premiered on July 3, 2019, and the simuldub will premiere on July 17, 2019. The series will be available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.

Source: ANN

FUNimation Entertainment to Screen the Love Live! Sunshine!! The School Idol Movie Over the Rainbow Anime Film

FUNimation Entertainment has opened a website that reveals that the company will screen the Love Live! Sunshine!! The School Idol Movie Over the Rainbow film in select theaters. The site does not reveal screening dates or locations for the film.

The film earned 98,963,900 yen (about US$911,690) in its first three days at the Japanese box office. The film ranked at #7 for earnings from January 4-6, 2019, but ranked at #8 in terms of tickets sold during the January 5-6, 2019 weekend. The film had earned more than 1 billion yen (about US$9.03 million) at the box office in Japan as of February 22, 2019.

Source: ANN