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FUNimation Confirms North American Status of Several GONZO Titles

North American Anime licensing and distributing company FUNimation Entertainment confirmed recently with Anime News Network that they have the North American rights to Studio GONZO titles Mahou Sensei Negima! Haru and Mahou Sensei Negima! Natsu. FUNimation also confirmed the yet unlicensed status of Romeo x Juliet. As previously reported, FUNimation also acts a North American […]

"Vexille" Getting Dallas Festival Screening

The AFI DALLAS International Film Festival will host two special screenings of Vexille, on March 31 and April 4, FUNimation announced yesterday. The CG-animated film will be screened at 7:00pm at Victory Plaza on Monday, March 31, and at 10:15pm at the Northpark 7 theater on Friday, April 4. Director Fumihiko Sori will introduce the […]

Full First Episode of English Aquarion Streamed at IGN.com

IGN.com has posted the first episode of the science fiction series Aquarion on its website. The show is directed by well-known mechanical designer Shoji Kawamori and features music from Yoko Kanno. Funimation is handling the US release of Aquarion. [Source: Anime News Network]

Updated: FUNimation Channel Adds Seven Series; IFC Picks Up "Speed Grapher"

Seven new animated series will join the FUNimation Channel in March, the channel announced yesterday. Debuting series include Moonphase (weekdays at 7:30am, 10:30am, 3:30pm); Peach Girl (weekdays at 8:30am, 11:30am, 4:30pm, 7:30pm); Suzuka (weekdays at 9:30am, 12:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:30pm); Black Cat (weekdays at 2:30pm, 9:30pm, 2:00am); Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wards (weekdays at 3:00pm, […]

FUNimation Named "One Piece" Licensing Agent for North America

FUNimation has picked up the North American licensing and merchandising rights to Toei’s One Piece, the companies announced today. The deal will allow FUNimation to negotiate partnerships in key licensing categories, including toys, games, and collectible figures, based on the series. [Source: FUNimation] [Read the full press release]

Funimation Acquires 'Claymore'

FUNimation has acquired DVD and broadcast rights to the NTV series Claymore, the company has announced. The 26-episode series is about half-human warriors fighting monsters called Yoma who live among and prey upon humans. It is directed by Hiroyuki Tanaka and produced by Madhouse Studios. A preview clip for the show is being shown at […]

First Episode of "Black Blood Brothers" Available on IGN.com

IGN.com has posted the first episode of Black Blood Brothers in streaming video. The new anime series centers on a humans vs. vampires storyline, with the first DVD shipping on February 12, 2008. (via Toon Zone member MattThomasM2B)

"One Piece Movie 8", "Vexille" Getting Limited Theatrical Release

FUNimation Films and The Bigger Picture will give One Piece Movie 8: The Desert Princess and the Pirates and Vexille limited theatrical releases in February, the companies announced today. One Piece Movie 8 will debut in 98 theaters on February 7, and Vexville will get a release on February 14. FUNimation Films has information on […]

FUNimation Announces New April & May Titles Including "One Piece" Season 1 Part 1

Two FUNimation series are being given partial season sets right off the bat. One Piece Season 1 Part 1 (Uncut) will be released on 5/27/08 for $49.98. Also, Shin-Chan Season 1 Part 1 (Uncut) will be released on 5/13/08 for $39.98. An OAV and film also make their debuts: Baldr Force and Vexille both debut […]

FUNimation Website to Offer Streaming Video, Downloads

FUNimation is unveiling a redesigned website that streams FUNimation videos through a custom video player and gives users the ability to download and purchase episodes, the company announced today The company is kicking off the new website with episodes of Rumbling Hearts, Suzuka, Peach Girl, and Moonphase. Subtitled episodes of Rumbling Hearts and Black Blood […]

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