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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 […]

"One Piece Movie" Screening at LA's Japan Film Festival

One Piece Movie: The Desert Princess and the Pirates Adventures in Alabasta will be screened at the Japan Film Festival in Los Angeles this month, FUNimation said yesterday. The eighth One Piece movie will be shown at the ImaginAsian Center on Saturday, April 16, at 7:10pm and at the Starplex Cinemas in Irvine on Sunday, […]

SakuraCon 2008 FUNimation Panel - Claymore and More

FUNimation representative Adam Sheehan lead off this year’s panel with a sentiment anyone familiar with the works of Douglas Adams could appreciate: DON’T PANIC! Yes, in this past year of industry upheaval, FUNimation seems to be taking the official view that it’s mainly an issue of adapting to changes in the market, and that they […]

"Variety" Looks at FUNimation

An article in Variety examines the strategies that have led to success for FUNimation, speaking with CEO Gen Fukunaga about illegal downloading, DVD sales in a competitive and tightening market, the difficulties that arise when working with the anime licensors, and how on-line services lead to DVD sales. The article does contain numerous data points […]

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