If you’ve ever wanted an inside look into Japanese show biz,‪#‎ShonenHollywood‬ is your backstage pass to a more realistic take on the dreams and trials of stardom!
This week, the boys learn a little more about the history of their famed predecessors, the original Shonen Hollywood band, but living up to your idols is a lot harder when they’re actual idols.
Check out episode 3 now on FUNimation.com: http://funi.to/1raeXxs

If you’ve ever wanted an inside look into Japanese show biz,‪#‎ShonenHollywood‬ is your backstage pass to a more realistic take on the dreams and trials of stardom!

This week, the boys learn a little more about the history of their famed predecessors, the original Shonen Hollywood band, but living up to your idols is a lot harder when they’re actual idols.

Check out episode 3 now on FUNimation.com: http://funi.to/1raeXxs

See how it all begins in #TokyoESP episode 2 now streaming for FUNimation.com subscribers here: http://funi.to/1p2Xrti

See how it all begins in #TokyoESP episode 2 now streaming for FUNimation.com subscribers here: http://funi.to/1p2Xrti

Still struggling with his cravings for human flesh, Ken and Touka visit the craftsman known for making interesting masks.FUNimation.com subscribers can watch episode 3 of #TokyoGhoul now: http://funi.to/1wEL8on

Still struggling with his cravings for human flesh, Ken and Touka visit the craftsman known for making interesting masks.

FUNimation.com subscribers can watch episode 3 of #TokyoGhoul now: http://funi.to/1wEL8on

We uploaded the Tokyo Ghoul Opening and Ending songs to our YouTube Channel. Check ‘em out! What’s your favorite OP/ED this season?

Watch new episodes of #TokyoGhoul every Thursday at 12pm ET. Click here:
http://funi.to/1jNtcaT

Watch Black Butler - Book of Circus streaming Thursdays at 3:20pm ET.

To watch Black Butler - Book of Circus now click here.

Funimation Acquires Rights to Tokyo ESP

FUNimation announced today that it has acquired the simulcast and home video rights for Tokyo ESP. Episode 1 of the series will be available on 7/11 at 2:05pm ET and the series will stream weekly on Fridays at the same time.

synopsis:

The girl next door is about to become so much more.

Rinka is a high school student in Tokyo trying to make ends meet while supporting herself and her father. Her ordinary life takes a turn for the extraordinary when she witnesses a penguin and a school of fish flying through the air. After catching up to one of the fish, she passes out and wakes up to find herself suddenly granted supernatural powers. With her newfound ability to walk through solid objects, Rinka is about to learn just how transparent the world can be.

From the creator of Ga-Rei-Zero comes an adventure that shows how out-of-the-ordinary abilities of high school students can send a powerful message to evildoers the world over.

Never miss a moment of Tokyo ESP! Become a member today and get first access to new episodes weekly. Click here.

Tokyo Ghoul - Thursdays at 12pm ET on FUNimation

Catch new episodes every Thursday at 12pm ET only on FUNimation.com. Click here to watch.

Meet the Boys of SHONEN HOLLYWOOD

Meet the boys of SHONEN HOLLYWOOD! Our new simulcast show, SHONEN HOLLYWOOD –HOLLY STAGE FOR 49– (streaming just one hour after Japanese broadcast at funimation.com/shonen-hollywood!) is all about Japanese pop idols and the dreams of five boys aiming to sing and dance their ways into the hearts of thousands of fans. Catch  it every Saturday at 1:30 pm ET.

In episode 1, the boys practice their self-introductions, but it turns out that twirling around in sparkles while saying a cutesy line about being your fans’ boyfriend or sharing the universe with them is really freaking embarrassing. Check out their adorkableness below, and other excerpts from episode 1!

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Kakeru Kazami

Voice actor: Ryota Osaka, known for roles like Sadao Maou (The Devil is a Part Timer!) and Marco (Attack on Titan)

Kakeru, our seventeen-year-old protagonist, is just an ordinary teenager who hasn’t had much time to think about his future. He was suddenly scouted from his part-time job at a café, so he still isn’t really used to this whole idol thing…

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Daiki Tomii

Voice Actor: Shota Aoi, known for roles like Ai Mikaze (Uta no Prince-sama)

Cheery fifteen-year-old Daiki absolutely idolizes the original SHONEN HOLLYWOOD and watches their videos over and over. He’s really into the idea of idols living in the world of ~dreams~ and・゚✧sparkles✧゚・.

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Ikuma Amaki

Voice actor: Tetsuya Kakihara, known for roles like Natsu Dragneel (Fairy Tail) and Shin (Amnesia)

Ikuma, nicknamed “Makki,” is the group’s eighteen-year-old center—the term for the lead vocalist of an idol group. He dropped out of high school, but he possesses some surprisingly deep philosophies on idols.

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Kira Saeki

Voice Actor: Daiki Yamashita, known for roles like Sakamichi Onoda (Yowamushi Pedal)

As the token cutie and youngest member, fourteen-year-old Kira is a sweet-faced child star who naturally ・゚✧sparkles✧゚・. He’s actually pretty serious about being an idol and has an amazing talent for it acting idol-like without a shred of humiliation..

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Shun Maiyama

Voice Actor: Kensho Ono, known for roles like Tetsuya Kuroko (Kuroko no Basket)

Don’t call him “Shun-Shun!” Fifteen-year-old Shun is rather snarky and slightly stubborn, but his personality is still playful and cool.

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Here’s a clip from episode 1 of Tokyo Ghoul!

Be sure to watch Episode 2 tomorrow at 12pm ET. Click here for more

FUNimation is happy to announce that we’ve acquired simulcast and home video rights for SHONEN HOLLYWOOD –HOLLY STAGE FOR 49-, the new male idol anime from the studio that brought you Diabolik Lovers!

SHONEN HOLLYWOOD will premiere on Saturday, July 5, at 1:30 PM Eastern Time (12:30 PM Central, 10:30 AM Pacific), and new episodes will follow at the same time every Saturday! Catch them on funimation.com/shonen-hollywood.

Never miss a moment of SHONEN HOLLYWOOD –HOLLY STAGE FOR 49-! Subscribe now at funimation.com/subscribe Watch all your summer simulcast season shows now on your Xbox 360 with the new FUNimation Xbox app!

Synopsis:

These boys won’t stop till they make it to the top!

Fifteen years ago, the legendary idol group Shonen Hollywood stole the hearts of thousands adoring fans. Their performance at the famous Hollywood Tokyo Theater is the stuff of legend, and now a new group of boys is determined to become the next generation of this famed super group. Ikuma, Kakeru, Shun, Kira, and Daiki will train day and night as they chase their dreams on the road to superstardom!

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