Funimation is bringing an anime convention to your living room.
The anime streaming service previously announced FunimationCon 2020 as a way to bring fans together virtually this summer during the pandemic and now we’ve got the deets. Funimation will partner with Aniplex of America, Right Stuf, and VIZ Media to program some of the panels and it will drop exclusive collectibles during the event at its shop.
At the Aniplex of America Living Room Sessions, fans can expect to learn about a variety of shows now available on Funimation. Rose and Anthony will introduce you to hidden gems and shows you probably haven’t thought about in years.
My Hero Academia voice actors Justin Briner (Deku) and Christopher Sabat (All Might) will join the Host Urian Brown and Alexis Kirsch, an editor of Shonen Jump, for an interview and some games at the Shonen Jump Virtual Panel. Brown and Kirsch will also dive deep into some Shonen Jump favs, such as Black Clover, One Piece, and more.
Fans can enter to win a gift card to Right Stuf Anime’s website at its anime industry panel. You’ll learn about upcoming exclusive collectibles, Nozomi Entertainment titles on Funimation, and announcements on the new release of Gundam.
But wait there’s more! To remember your one-of-a-kind convention, Funimation Shop will offer exclusive merch and release Home Videos (read: DVDs and Blu-ray) for Fire Force (Season 1 Part 1), One Piece (Season 10 Voyage 1), Attack on Titan (Season 3 Part 2 Limited Edition), Fruits Basket 2019 (Season 1 Part 1 Limited Edition), Fruits Basket 2019 (Season 1 Part 2 Limited Edition), and My Hero Academia (Season 4 Part 1), and more.
More panels will include voice actors from Attack on Titan, Fire Force, Fruits Basket, Toilet-bound Hanako-kun, Listeners, and One Piece. If that’s not music to your ears, Sony Music Labels artists Blue Encount, Flow, Kana-Boon, Luna Haruna, and a performance by DJ MarGenal will bring in the tunes. Fans can also join My Hero Academia voice actors Briner, Sabat, Clifford Chapin (Bakugo), Patrick Seitz (Endeavor), and Ricco Fajardo (Mirio) as they reenact famous battles in an esports tournament of the Bandai Namco video game My Hero One’s Justice 2.
FunimationCon is free for all fans and will take place from July 3-4. Head here to register!