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 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 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
ICv2 is reporting that they have confirmed the deapture of Ward Thomas, Chief Operating Officer of Funimation, from the company as of mid-November 2007. Mr. Thomas came to Funimation from Funimation’s parent company, Navarre, in 2005. His departure comes a short time after the depature of Senior Vice President Debra Kennedy. [source: http://www.icv2.com/articles/home/11489.html]
Voice actress Jamie Marchi and ADR directory Chris Bevins have been interviewed by Newsarama’s Animated Shorts column about the English adapation of Studio Gonzo’s Witchblade Anime. Marchi discusses how she got the role and the difficulties she’s had in acting the part, while Bevins discusses the differences between the American and Japanese versions of Witchblade, […]
I knew little about Black Lagoon, an action title from Madhouse, when it was first licensed. Its high quality completely took me by surprise when I watched volume 1, and volume 2 is even better. Black Lagoon is the story of a trio of pirate mercenaries—Revy, Dutch, and Benny—who on one of their missions kidnap […]
On Sunday, September 23, 2007, Funimation Productions will debut the first 3 episodes of the third season of anime series One Piece (the Skypiea arc) at Anime Weekend Atlanta. Previously dubbed by 4Kids entertainment, this version of the show will feature voice talent including Colleen Clinkenbeard and voice direction from Mike McFarland.
Two of the licenses from FUNi’s Kickoff ’07 Week now have release dates: My Santa Special, a two-episode OAV based off the Ken Akamatsu manga; and Ragnarok, a 26-episode fantasy series based off the online RPG game. My Santa will be released on 12/11/07 for $29.98, while Ragnarok‘s first volume will be released on 12/4/07 […]