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FUNimation Licenses "Save Me! Lollipop"

FUNimation has licensed DVD, broadcast, and mobile rights to Save Me! Lollipop, the company said today. The series, adapted from the Michiyo Kikuta manga Mamotte! Lollipop, is about a two sorcerers who fall from the sky and into the life of a girl who accidentally ate a coveted crystal. Noriyoshi Nakamura directs. FUNimation will release […]

"Shuffle" Getting an End Box

Thanks to better-than-expected sales of the dating sim-based anime series Shuffle, FUNimation announced that the final volume will include an artbox that will hold all six volumes. A bonus item will also be included with the box. Update 5/5/08: According to RightStuf, the sixth volume with artbox will be released on 9/9/08 for $39.98. [Source: […]

DVDTalk Interviews "Shin Chan" Writers

The DVDTalk website has interviewed Jared Hedges, Joel Bergen and Alex Muniz, the writers who translate FUNimation’s Shin Chan into English for DVD and broadcast on Adult Swim. The trio discuss how they got the job to write Shin Chan, how they approach writing the episodes, how they overcame some of the more difficult jokes […]

FUNimation Announces New July Titles Including "Beck" Box Set

Numerous complete collection box sets have been announced by FUNimation: * Aquarion Season 1 Boxset 2: 7/15/08 – $59.98 * Beck: 7/29/08 – $69.98 * Case Closed Season 1: 7/22/08 – $49.98 * Desert Punk (Viridian): 7/1/08 – $49.98 * Samurai 7 (Viridian): 7/1/08 – $49.98 * Yu-Gi-Oh! Season 3: 7/29/08 – $49.98 * Yu […]

Right Stuf's Anime Today Interviews "Shin Chan" Writers

The latest Anime Today podcast from RightStuf.com interviews Jared Hedges, Joel Bergen, and Alex Muniz about their work writing Shin Chan for FUNimation and Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. The trio discuss how they were selected to write for Shin Chan, how writing for the show differs from other anime adaptations, and what’s “off limits” for […]

"Shin-chan" DVD Confirmed As Dub Only Release

On the official FUNi boards, it has been confirmed that the 5/13/08 release of Shin-chan vol. 1 will only contain English audio. However, a special feature on disc 2 allows watching “Battle Encho-man” in Japanese. [Source: FUNimation Forums ]

"Robotech: Shadow Chronicles" Coming to Blu-Ray

FUNimation will release Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles to Blu-Ray on September 2, the company said yesterday. The high-definition release will come with a 5.1 digital surround sound mix and feature twenty minutes of new features along with the extras from previous standard and collector’s edition DVDs. New features will include deleted scenes with director’s commentary, […]

NYCC 2008: "One Piece" Offers Pieces of Eight for the Fans

FUNimation’s One Piece panel was held in a jam-packed room of fans, revealing both the size and the intensity of the One Piece fanbase. Panelist Mike McFarland opened up to audience questions immediately as his colleague Justin Cook ran back to get screening materials and a working DVD player for the room. Unsurprisingly, the very […]

"Vexille" to Play Boston Film Festival

Vexille will play at the Independent Film Festival of Boston, FUNimation said today. The film will play on Friday, April 25, at 11:00pm and on Monday, April 28, at 930am at the Somerville Theater in Somerville, Massachusetts. Tickets can be purchased at www.iffboston.org. [Source: FUNimation]

Girls on Film: "Speed Grapher" is Dirty, Disturbing Entertainment.

As much as I enjoy the arts, photography is one art I’ve never been seduced by. So when I realized that Speed Grapher—a Gonzo-produced series recently released in a formidable box set, complete with a bunch of special features and 12-page color information booklets—I can hardly say my adrenaline started pumping. The story takes place […]

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