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FUNimation Announces New Nov. & Dec. Titles Including "Ragnarok" and "My Santa"

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 […]

"Afro Samurai" Available on iTunes on 9/4/07

On 9/4/07, FUNimation will make Afro Samurai, the American/Japanese co-production animated by Gonzo, available for download on iTunes. In addition, FUNi is holding a contest on this website: http://www1.afrosamurai.com/contests/ipod_giveaway/ . Eight grand prize winners receive a 30 GB iPod, which is covered in artwork by Afro Samurai creator Takashi Okazaki, as well as signatures from […]

FUNimation Announces New November & December Titles Including "Robotech" S.E.

Two movies from FUNi are coming on November 20th: Case Closed: 14th Target, priced at $24.98; and Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles Special Edition, priced at $39.98. Complete collections in November and December include Dragon Ball GT Box 4: Lost Episodes (11/13/07, $49.95), Fullmetal Alchemist Box Set 2 (11/13/07, $49.98), Gunslinger Girl Box Set (11/13/07, $39.98), […]

Funimation Reports Strong Growth

Navarre, the parent company for Funimation, released their first quarter 2008 earnings statement. It’s called 2008 due to when they start their fiscal year timer. On the strength of its Afro Samurai and Dragonball Z sales Funimation posted a 13.8% sales gain to 29.6 million dollars. [source: http://www.icv2.com/articles/home/11063.html]

TZ @ SDCC: FUNimation Licenses "Vexille," Info on "One Piece" And More (Updated)

Toon Zone News’ Matt Hazuda is reporting on-site from San Diego Comic-Con 2007 and brings us the following details from FUNimation’s panel. The company has announced the license of Vexille a futuristic movie from the producers of Appleseed. After the announcement they played a trailer for the film and they held a question and answer […]

FUNimation Announces New October Titles Including "Hell Girl"

Two series are making their debuts in October: Glass Fleet and Hell Girl. Both are available in either a regular edition ($29.98) or a version with an artbox ($34.98 for Glass Fleet, $39.98 for Hell Girl). Glass Fleet gets released on 10/16/07, while Hell Girl comes out a week later. FUNimation’s budget line continues with […]

Funimation shuts down AnimeOnline.com and cuts staff

Funimation has shut down it’s online anime community, Animeonline.com, and cut about 10% of it’s staff. The message on the animeonline.com website says that they will be relaunching after studying the information they obtained from the beta test of the website. [source: http://www.icv2.com/index.html]

Otakon: A Small "One Piece" Update

Toon Zone News’ Duke, on-site at Otakon 2007, reports from FUNimation’s panel on One Piece that dubbing of the episodes now under FUNimation’s license started about one to one and a half months ago. So far they have completed five episodes, at least some of which have already been shipped to Cartoon Network. Additionally, the […]

Otakon: FUNimation Licenses "Ouran Host Club", "Sasami", and "Baldr Force" (Updated)

Toon Zone News’ Weatherman, on-site at Otakon 2007, reports that FUNimation has announced three new anime licenses: * Baldr Force EXE Resolution, a four-episode sci-fi OAV based on the video game. It concerns cyberterrorism and hackers. * Ouran High School Host Club, a 2006 anime series concerning a wealthy school’s club and the female (assumed […]

Funimation joins the ranks of Blu-Ray, Geneon holding off on next-gen for now

Funimation is reported to have joined the ranks of the companies releasing product for the next generation of digital media players by joining up with Sony’s Blu-Ray format. No titles have been announced so far. Geneon has so far not announced any plans to go next-gen. Toon Zone News will be following up with all […]

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