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Shin-chan US writers interviewed, movie possiblities discussed

The Shin-chan Myspace page sat down with Joel Bergen and Jared Hedges, two of the main writers for the US version of the show to talk about the process of changing the script for US audiences. Also mentioned in the comments following the article is that they will be airing only 20 episodes on their […]

FUNimation Channel to Air Central Park Media Anime Properties

An announcement on the FUNimation Channel home page is announcing that the channel has acquired the rights to air several popular anime from Central Park Media, including Grave of the Fireflies, Record of Lodoss Wars, Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie, and Project A-Ko. The first anime to debut will be Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie […]

FUNimation Acquires "One Piece"

In an interview with animeOnline, Lance Heiskell (Marketing Director) and Justin Cook (Production Manager) have revealed that FUNimation has acquired the licensing rights to the hit Shonen Jump anime One Piece. After discussion with Cartoon Network, the company will begin dubbing starting at episode 144 (where 4Kids’ previous dub leaves off), which is currently scheduled […]

"Jigoku Shojo" Licensed By FUNimation

At Sakura-con, FUNimation announced they have licensed Jigoku Shojo, a 26-episode horror anime from Studio DEEN and Aniplex. It deals with an internet website that can only be accessed at midnight, and which allows the user to type in the name of someone they want sent to Hell. No word yet on a volume 1 […]

"Gunslinger Girl," "Basilisk" Coming to iTunes

The first ten episodes of Gunslinger Girl and Basilisk will be available for purchase through iTunes beginning March 13, FUNimation said yesterday. Remaining episodes in each series will become available on iTunes the day after they air on IFC. [Source: FUNimation]

FUNimation Announces New May and June Titles

Beck is making its R1 DVD debut on 6/26/07 with four episodes, and will be available in both a regular edition ($29.98) and one with a box ($44.98). Suzuka also makes its debut with a 6/12/07 release date. It will contain four episodes and will be available in both regular ($24.98) and boxed versions ($34.98). […]

FUNimation Channel Gets NYC Carriage

The FUNimation Channel is now available in the New York City area on WRNN-TV, FUNimation announced yesterday. The independent regional television station reaches approximately five million cable and satellite subscribers in New York and sixteen million with its digital broadcast. [Source: FUNimation]

"Dragon Ball Z" Season Two DVD Set Coming in May

FUNimation will release the Dragon Ball Z Season Two set to DVD on May 22, the company said yesterday. The set, which includes the Namek and Captain Ginyu Sagas, will retail for $49.98. [Source: FUNimation]

"Robotech: Shadow Chronicles" Sequel In The Works

The award winning Robotech: Shadow Chronicles, recently released by FUNimation, has been selling well, with a sequel greenlighted. The announcement was made by Tommy Yune at the NYCC. (via Anime News Network)

FUNimation Led Anime Market in 2006

FUNimation was market share leader in its industry for the sixth straight year, the company said yesterday, citing data from Nielsen VideoScan. The company accounted for 23.2 percent of market sales. [Source: FUNimation]

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