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"Basilisk": Gaze Not Too Long Across the Abyss ...

I don’t watch much anime. That’s not a boast, and it’s not an apology. It’s just a statement of fact. Oh, I’ve watched my share of Miyazaki, and I’ve sampled bits of Cowboy Bebop, Paranoia Agent, and other titles whose names escape me. Miyazaki, of course, can’t be beat, and I’ve seen plenty of good […]

FUNimation Announces New February & March Titles Including "XXXHolic"

XXXHolic makes its R1 DVD debut on 3/25/08. It is priced at $29.98 (or $39.98 w/artbox) and runs 100 minutes. Numerous complete series box sets have been announced by FUNimation: * Aquarion Season 1 Box Set 1: 325 min. – $59.98 – 3/11/08 * Baki the Grappler Box Set 2: 576 min. – $49.98 – […]

FUNimation Recalls "My Santa!" DVDs Due to Ratings Misprint

FUNimation has announced a recall of the romance/comedy anime DVD Ittsudate My Santa! due to a ratings misprint. DVDs were shipped originally with a TV-PG rating (parental guidance suggested) when they should have been rated TV-MA (mature audiences only) due to animated nudity and other content inappropriate for younger viewers. FUNimation plans to re-release of […]

Funimation To Do Another Set of Theatrical Movie Exhibtions, Adds New COO

Funimation Entertainment has announced another round of theatrical exhibitions for several of their properties. Vexille, a new movie from the team behind the recent Appleseed movies, the 8th One Piece movie, The Desert Princess and the Pirates Adventures in Alabasta, and a movie based on the life of Genghis Khan entitled Genghis Khan — To […]

Funimation Voice Actor Randy Tallman Has Passed Away

Voice actress Caitlin Glass reported on the AnimeOnDVD.com forums on Sunday night that fellow character voice Randy Tallman had passed away on November 20. He was 67. He had roles in about 24 Funimation productions. Among his credits were Ryuuhei in Moon Phase, Fei Wong Reed in Tsubasa: RESIVoir CHRoNiCLE, and Booker Kudo in Case […]

NYAF 2007: FUNimation Panel Report

FUNimation’s Brand Manager Adam Sheehan ran the FUNimation panel at the New York Anime Festival 2007 to fill in fans on the company’s new releases and upcoming events for 2008. We got into the panel a few minutes late, when Sheehan was already discussing the success of FUNimation on iTunes. Sheehan said that iTunes sales […]

Anime Toy Maker Southern Island Is Bankrupt

Southern Island, a toy company based in Arizona that specialized in anime-based merchandise, has closed up shop according to Anime News Network. The company’s phones have been disconnected, their website is down and their inventory will be auctioned off on EBay. They held the license for four Funimation shows, Case Closed, Full Metal Alchemist, Fruits […]

Navarre Sees a Drop in 2nd Quarter of its 2007 Fiscal Year.

Navarre as a whole suffered a 22% drop in sale compared to this time last year with most of the drop coming from their Funimation division. The drop was not unexpected due to Funimation’s schedule being very weighted towards the 1st and 4th quarters of the fiscal year. The total loss for Navarre was $400,000 […]

Funimation To Go On A "Ghost Hunt"

Funimation Entertainment has announced a special halloween treat for anime fans. They have licensed the Ghost Hunt shoujo anime series of US distribution. The show ran for 25 episodes in Japan. The manga it was based on has been previously released in the US by Del Rey. source: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news…ingdoms-author

FUNimation Announces New January & February Titles Including "Shuffle"

Many titles have been solicited by FUNimation. Firstly, here is a list of new titles from FUNi’s budget re-releases line: * Basilisk vol. 5 & 6: 100 min. – $19.98 – 1/22/08 * Fullmetal Alchemist vol. 7 & 8: 100 min. – $19.98 – 1/22/08 * Fullmetal Alchemist vol. 9 & 10: 100 min. – […]

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