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FUNimation Licenses "D.Gray-Man"

The currently-running shonen anime series D.Gray-man has been licensed by FUNimation, and is slated for a 2009 release. The official website can be viewed here. [Source: FUNimation.com ]

FUNimation Licenses "Shigurui: Death Frenzy"

The final title in the week-long string of license announcements by FUNimation is Shigurui, a 12-episode martial arts series from Madhouse, set in the Edo era. Its official website can be viewed here . [Source: FUNimation.com ]

FUNimation Licenses "Strain: Strategic Armored Infantry"

The latest license in the week-long string of FUNimation announcements is Strain: Strategic Armored Infantry (also known as Soukou No Strain), a sci-fi series from Studio Fantasia loosely based on A Little Princess. The 2006-2007 series is expected to be released in March 2009. The preliminary site can be viewed here. [Source: FUNimation.com ]

FUNimation Announces "Gunslinger Girl 2"

FUNimation has announced that they have licensed the second season of Gunslinger Girl for the United States. The show is scheduled for a debut in 2009.

FUNimation Licenses "KenIchi" for January 2009

FUNimation has announced the acquisition of the license for KenIchi, an anime series about a bullied schoolboy who meets a girl named Miu and, through her friendship, becomes the disciple of six powerful masters of the martial arts. The series will be released in January 2009.

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 […]

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