FUNimation has licensed the anime series Big Windup!, known as Ookiku Furikabutte in Japan. The baseball-themed series ran for 26 episodes in 2007. They’ve posted a website for viewing, though no release date is yet set. [Source: FUNimation.com ]
During their industry panel at Anime Central in Chicago today, Senior Events Manager Adam Sheehan announced the licensing of Gonzo’s animated re-imagining of the classic Shakespeare play, with a planned release over two 12-episode sets beginning in the spring of 2009.
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 ]
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 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 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 […]
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: […]