The FUNimation Channel Thread

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  1. jlaking

    jlaking Brainiac is someplace

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    According to its online schedule, Black Butler and Phantom: Requiem For the Phantom will debut February 8th on the FUNimation Channel.

    Black Butler (TV-14) starts at 9 pm and Phantom: Requiem For the Phantom (TV-MA) at 9:30 pm. Re-airings will be on throughout the week.
     
  2. Mesousa

    Mesousa Biggest Hinata Azuma fanboy

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    I actually saw how the bumps looked like on the channel on YouTUbe.

    Let's just say the music sounded Adult Swim-esque.
     
  3. Sketch

    Sketch not like those other old guys

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    They are very Adult Swim-esque specifically similar to the bumpers AS used to run around anime and I'm sure that was intentional.

    Black Butler and Phantom already?

    I'm starting to think FUNi has given up on getting anything else on other networks.
     
  4. GWOtaku

    GWOtaku Moderator Moderator Reporter

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    Well, Chrono Crusade on SyFy. Really though, what other network would pick up Black Butler as-is? It's all right, but based on two episodes I wouldn't call it an action show by any stretch.
     
  5. Sketch

    Sketch not like those other old guys

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    I dunno seems like something AS would have picked up around the days when they got Trinity Blood, Blood+ and Death Note.

    Black Butler could have worked for Syfy as well.

    These aren't the best examples but rather the continuing trend. Soul Eater, Eden of the East, Baccano, Darker than Black, D.Gray-Man, Kenichi and several other shows that have been or are now airing on FUNimation Channel all had potential on the various channels that air uncut Japanese cartoons here.

    For all we know SGT Frog and One Piece might be next.
     
  6. Mohji

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    Funimation has actually hinted at adding One Piece to their linear schedule. They already have it on their on-demand service.
     
  7. firecrouch

    firecrouch A Pimp of Science!

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    They said on their Facebook page they're trying to get "One Piece" back on T.V., so yeah they've hinted.

    I think it's just a matter of the times, that it's harder to get anime on T.V.
    Good thing FUNimation starte their own channel that'll hopefully get into a lot more homes to make up for all the anime that's not on Cartoon Network.
     
  8. macattack

    macattack I see you! Reporter

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    I should be surprised that Phantom found no takers, but in reality, I'm not. I'm sure all networks balked the moment they found out


    It's the most exciting Bee Train show ever made (not a hard thing to do but still) and as someone who has the first 13 episodes (and saw the whole thing subbed anyway) I can safely say it's incredibly intriguing and has a stellar dub that keeps the profanity to a minimum (a sure sign that FUNi did try to market it).

    Zwei and Ein sound a little raw in the first two episodes (especially Ein, you get the feeling the actress is forcing her voice to be at her pitch), but after that the relative newcomer VAs grow into their roles nicely. I will give them credit for casting an African-American for Lizzie. Kent Williams is smarmy as hell as Scythe Master, J. Michael Tatum sounds nothing like his other roles as McGuire and Colleen Clinkenbeard gives off an eerie Laura Bailey-as-Lust vibe as Claudia.
     
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  9. firecrouch

    firecrouch A Pimp of Science!

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    I don't if I should mentioned this here but "Sgt. Frog" is now on FUNimation's On Demand service.
     
  10. Muthablood Pucka

    Muthablood Pucka I no longer exist...

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    Thats good. The problem is its in that premium section where you gotta pay.:mad:
    Thats the problem with On Demand Service! you gotta pay for almost everything and I can't afford the money for the Sgt Frog DVD :mad:...the Hub or Cartoon Network better air the show soon mostly because Toonzaki.com is acting slow for me.
     
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  11. macattack

    macattack I see you! Reporter

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    Ah ha ha . . . remember when I said the profanity was kept to a minimum in Phantom? Yeah, it doesn't stay that way. At episode 10 FUNi's penchant for serious profanity rears its ugly head and the swearing is prolific from there. I guess that was when they gave up on selling it to a TV network. The switch is actually a bit jarring, and personally, I felt the show's atmosphere was better when the characters weren't swearing that much.

    On the bright side, Brittney Karbowski has the younger Cal nailed. Hopefully she can get the older Cal down, though, I can't quite picture Karbowski behind the vocal cords of . . . someone who looks like older Cal.
     
  12. jlaking

    jlaking Brainiac is someplace

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    Birdy the Mighty debuts March 2nd on the FUNimation Channel

    According to its online schedule, Birdy the Mighty: Decode will debut March 2nd on the FUNimation Channel.

    Birdy the Mighty: Decode (TV-MA) starts at 9 pm with re-airings will be on throughout the week.
     
  13. Sketch

    Sketch not like those other old guys

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    It's getting to the point where if you had The FUNimation Channel you'd probably never have to buy another FUNimation DVD with the exceptions of their 100+ episode series and some of the majority of their rescues.

    Ironically it's those very series that probably need a TV home more.

    I know that's an exaggeration but most of their first hand licensed anime that have recently come out on DVD are already on The FUNimation Channel and Birdy Decode adds another.
     
  14. GWOtaku

    GWOtaku Moderator Moderator Reporter

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    Decided to merge the most recent topics and make em a general thread for the FUNImation Channel, so schedule changes & related talk can go in one place instead of many. Carry on!
     
  15. Kaveh77

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    So what are the chances of us Directv people getting this channel :sad: Im sure it'd be a great addition now that G4 is gone and they love bragging about how they have the most HD channels
     
  16. RonDrakenfan17

    RonDrakenfan17 Luffy fan

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    Geese man One Piece is on the channel? How the heck can I get this?
     
  17. Sarada

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    When did anyone say this?
     
  18. RonDrakenfan17

    RonDrakenfan17 Luffy fan

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    Well said it was on demand and they were trying to get it on the Network :)
     
  19. SpaceCowboy

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    Hmmm.. interesting selection of new shows. I want my Funi-TV!:D
     
  20. jlaking

    jlaking Brainiac is someplace

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    I'll be changing the first post for this thread soon to reflect the merge of recent threads.


    Anyways, on to the UPDATE.

    From the FUNi Blog:

     

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