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FUNimation Acquires "Shikabane Hime: AKA"

by Weathermanon October 20, 2008
FUNimation has confirmed that they have licensed the new GAINAX production Shikabane Hime: AKA. The first English dubbed episode will be available on all of FUNimation Internet streaming partners on October 24, 2008 and will also be available for download for $1.99 at FUNimation.com. Adapted from the manga of the same name the show tells […]

Free "Witchblade" Episode on iTunes Store

by Ed Liuon October 15, 2008
FUNimation has made the debut episode of the Witchblade anime series a free download on the Apple iTunes store. Subsequent episodes are $1.99 each, with the complete season available at $38.99. (Read Toon Zone’s review of the first DVD.)

FUNimation Announces New December Titles Including "Negima" (2006)

by Classic Speedyon September 30, 2008
Negima!?, the SHAFT adaption of the Ken Akamatsu manga, debuts on 12/2/08 for $59.98 in a partial season set. Speaking of Negima, the first adaption (by Xebec) will see a Viridian complete collection on the same day for $49.98. Save Me! Lollipop also debuts in December: It will see a 12/23/08 release date for $39.98. […]

Toon Zone Presents "Sasami: Magical Girls Club" Season Two Set Trailer

by Eileen Cruzon September 17, 2008
In conjunction with FUNimation, Toon Zone is proud to host this video preview of the upcoming DVD box set release for the second season of Sasami: Magical Girls Club. Click the image below to play (requires QuickTime). <!– You can also right-click on the following link (control-click on a Mac) to save the QuickTime files […]

FUNimation Has 1/3 Market Share

by Classic Speedyon September 8, 2008
According to ICv2, FUNimation had 32.7% of the U.S. anime market in the first half of 2008. Note that the VideoScan data that determined this doesn’t include Wal-Mart, so their percentage may be even higher. The second half of 2008 is expected to be even bigger for them, as they acquired numerous titles from ADV […]

Funimation Acquires Kaze No Stigma

by Weathermanon September 8, 2008
From Studio GONZO, “Kaze no Stigma” will be released by Funimation in 2009. [Source: Anime News Network]

Toon Zone Presents "Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles" Trailer

by Eileen Cruzon August 29, 2008
In conjunction with FUNimation, Toon Zone is proud to host this video preview of the upcoming Blu-ray release Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles. Click the image below to play (requires QuickTime). <!– You can also right-click on the following link (control-click on a Mac) to save the QuickTime files to your computer, if the embedded video […]

FUNimation Announces New November Titles Including "Familiar of Zero" and "Nanoha"

by Classic Speedyon August 20, 2008
Quite a few new series make their debut from FUNimation in November. The anime comedy Familiar of Zero, aka Zero no Tsukaima, will see a complete collection debut on 11/4/08 for $59.98. In addition, the magical girl show Lyrical Nanoha will also get a complete collection release on 11/11/08 for $59.98. Darker Than Black will […]

FUNimation Announces New October Titles Including "Ouran Host Club"

by Classic Speedyon August 1, 2008
Numerous long-awaited FUNi acquisitions are being released in October. To start, Ouran High School Host Club debuts on 10/28/08 with a Season 1 Part 1 Collection. It will cost $59.98. Negima‘s OAV is set for 10/14/08 for $19.98. Claymore also premieres on 10/14/08 in both regular ($29.98) and limited editions w/artbox ($39.98). Jyu-Oh-Sei will be […]

Newsarama Interviews FUNimation’s Gen Fukunaga

by Ed Liuon July 30, 2008
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed FUNimation President and CEO Gen Fukunaga about the firm’s continuing success when the general trend in the anime market suggests a decline. Fukunaga discusses the recent acquisitions of titles from Geneon and ADV, their plans for utilizing new methods and technologies to deliver content, how they have achieved growth when […]