FUNimation Announces First Mobile App at Sakura-con

One of Funimation’s bigger announcements last weekend at Sakura-con was the introduction of their first mobile app for Android and iOS devices. The free version will allow fans to see clips and trailers from their favorite shows. The $9.99 paid version will feature full streaming episodes, albeit with commercials. For $7.95, you can get the Elite subscription without any commercial interruptions. It’s great to see more companies jumping on the streaming bandwagon as DVD sales continue to tank. Does anyone know if this will work on Android Media Player set top boxes?

Source: Anime News Network.

VCON 37 Welcomes Academie Duello, Caustic Soda, and FrankenStuffies

V-Con has recently updated their programming schedule!

Academie Duello: Vancouver’s premier sword fighting school has returned for more demonstrations of the up close and personal deadly arts. The rapier, longsword, sidesword, grappling, knife, pole weapons, and more will all be on display and deftly handled by the skilled touch of their students.

Caustic Soda: Toren Atkinson, Kevin Leeson and Joe Fulgham will be on hand for a live recording of the Caustic Soda podcast! Every episode, the trio takes horrible topics like Ebola and Shark attacks and turns it an “easily-digestible bubbling paste of funny.”

FrankenStuffies Workshop: Who knows what felted horrors may emerge? The Frankenstuffies workshop takes apart unrelated stuffed animals and stitches them back together…for science! Build a bear indeed…muahahaha…

V-Con 37 will be held on September 27-30 at the Sheraton Hotel in Guildford.


Neil Davidge Revealed as the Halo 4 Composer

UK composer Neil Davidge has recently been named as the new composer for the Halo game series. Davidge will be taking over from Bungie employees Martin O’Donnell and Michael Salvatori. His previous works include composing for the Electronica group “Massive Attack” and films such as Push, Trouble the Water, Bullet Boy, and Clash of the Titans.