4Kids Buys FUNimation for $20 Million

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  1. Butterstar

    Butterstar Bring Sakura back to the US!

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    April 1, 2012 - On March 31, 2012, 4Kids Entertainment bought the rights to the anime-licencing company FUNimation Entertainment. As apart of this, they also have dropped the rights to B Gata H Kei: Yamada's First Time, Panty and Stocking with Garterbeit, Hetalia: Axis Powers, and other shows rated TV-MA.

    "We want to please young fans." A 4Kids rep said on the matter. "We don't want parents mad at us, but at the same time we hope some of the 12-17 demographic stays with us."

    He also mentioned how their first priority will be dubbing the Digimon series that FUNimation previously owned. "We feel the need for a show clearly aimed at kids, with no editing required, to come first."

    They will also be reaching out into the manga department, picking up manga adaptions of FUNimation shows like Fruits Basket. As of now, all shows previously available from FUNimation Entertainment have been removed from streaming services such as Hulu, Netflix, and Crackle. FUNimation Channel is currently off-air right now as well, but 4Kids states they're trying their hardest to make sure we don't have to wait too long.
     
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    "First the counter suit, then the FUNis..."
     
  3. Gold Guy

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    Does this mean that 4Kids can finish dubbing D.Gray-Man now?

    Oh, oh! Maybe they can re-dub YuYu Hakusho with Falcoulner doing the score!!!!
     
  4. PC!

    PC! lolwut?

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    And now yer tellin' me FUNi owns a Digimon series? Pull the other one, bro!
     
  5. Butterstar

    Butterstar Bring Sakura back to the US!

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    If you have any questions, you should contact them a thttps://twitter.com/NewFUNimation. Anime News Network just posted that link.
     
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    For a minute there I thought they had bought Funimation for $20. Now that would make sense, $20 Million though that's just absurd.
     
  7. Kiddington

    Kiddington tut tut

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    i know for a fact that an undisclosed amount of sun drop was also a part of the deal (rumored to be worth in excess of $100 billion dollars, but this is unconfirmed as of right now).

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  8. powergate92

    powergate92 Power Rangers and Stargate fan

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    Happy April Fools day to you too. We all know that 4Kids is in bankruptcy and therefore can't buyout another company. As well, Classic Media is in talks to buy 4Kids.
     
  9. Butterstar

    Butterstar Bring Sakura back to the US!

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    New info:

    Digimon Tamers' Takato to be voiced by Veronica Taylor (AKA Tori of Tai Chi Chasers).

    Tara Strong confirmed to be on board for Spice and Wolf dub
     
  10. PC!

    PC! lolwut?

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    I just imagined Takato with Ash Ketchum's voice. It made me sad.
     
  11. Kiddington

    Kiddington tut tut

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    seriously bro

    wow you really need to have yourself a sun drop

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    Oh no! One Piece goes back to the CW and uses the New York cast. Thankfully, 4Kids allows uncut DVDs but with dubtitles.
     
  13. Gold Guy

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  14. Kiddington

    Kiddington tut tut

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    if i can kill a man with a can of sun drop i can sure as hell kill a man while pointing my fingers in the shape of a gun

    also, have some sun drop bro

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  15. cognitofalcon

    cognitofalcon G'night evry' body!!

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    That's really tacky of them to say how much money they bought them for.
     
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