Funimation Entertainment Highlights and Events at Otakon 2009

FUNimation® Entertainment, the foremost producer and distributor of anime in North America, will be at Otakon XVI with news and premieres that the East Coast has been eager for!

Come by our booth for more information about a number of exclusive items and events:

● FUNimation's East Coast premiere of the English dubbed version of Hideaki Anno's EVANGELION: 1.0 YOU ARE (NOT) ALONE on Friday, July 17, in Video Room 1 at 8:00 pm and will screen again on Saturday, July 18 in Video Room 1 at 12:30 pm.

EVANGELION: 1.0 YOU ARE (NOT) ALONE is the film sequel to the sci-fi animated series blockbuster “Neon Genesis Evangelion” (also written and directed by Hideaki Anno) which aired on Japanese television in the mid 1990's.

● Also premiering at Otakon '09 is the FUNimation adaptation of Sgt. Frog! Catch the debut of the first three episodes of comedic action series about a little frog on a big mission on Saturday, July 18 in Video Room 1 at 5:30 pm. Watch out world, the frogs are taking over!

● Veteran voice actors Sonny Strait and Mike McFarland will be signing autographs at the FUNimation booth on Friday, July 17 at 2:00 pm and Saturday, July 18 at 12:00 pm.
You may know McFarland for his role as Master Roshi and Strait as Krillan in the Dragon Ball Z series. Why are they at Orakon? We will have Dragon Ball Z news.

● Anime Expo will also be hosting screenings of several of the most popular series of the anime genre – including Blu-ray screenings – including Samurai 7, Shigurui: Death Frenzy and VEXILLE! Check your program guide or the FUNimation booth for a full list of titles and times!

● Attend our Industry Panel on Saturday, July 8 at 10:00 pm in Panel Room 5 when we will share our latest news and notes – including new acquisitions -- and answer your questions. Then later…

● Get a sneak peek of the newest titles coming down the FUNimation turnpike at the appropriately named FUNimation Sneak Peek Panel on Friday, July 18 at 3:00 pm in Panel Room 6.

● Otakon '09 is also the only place you can purchase early releases of FUNimation
DVD's including the “xxxHolic” box set! Plus, don't forget about exclusive gift with purchase items!

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