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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 […]

TotalVid to sell Funimation downloads

TotalVid has announced that they will be selling downloads of Burst Angel, Kitty Grade, Rumbling Hearts, The Galaxy Railways and Trinity Blood, all Funimation shows. TotalVid will offer the titles as aprt of their $9.95 a month subscription service or for $1.99 each in a permanently downloaded format. The downloads will require a Windows enabled […]

"Black Lagoon" Vol. 1: On the Good Ship Blowitup!

If you want to introduce newbies to anime, Black Lagoon is the perfect kind of series to show them. (Cowboy Bebop is another one.) It bucks the stereotypes that the general public has of anime by offering high quality animation, a mature storyline, action in spades, and a whole lot of fun, all without relying […]

AX: FUNimation Announces "Negima!?", "xxxholic", "Jyo-Oh Sei", "Darker Than Black"

At Anime Expo 2007, FUNimation announced it has licensed the following anime series: * Darker Than Black, a sci-fi/mystery series from BONES. It is currently running in Japan and will be 25 episodes when it finishes. It is expected for a 2008 release. * Negima!?, an alternate retelling of Xebec’s Negima!, which is currently being […]

Funimation now offering downloads at Animeonline.com

Animeonline.com, a division of Funimation’s parent company Navare, is now offering downloads of several Funimation titles for $1.99 each. All of the downloads will require Microsoft Mediaplayer 9 and an operating system that can support the software. Titles being offered include Trinity Blood, Rumbling Hearts and Kiddy Grade. [source:www.animenewsnetwork.com ]

FUNimation Announces New September Titles Including "Witchblade"

The anime adaption of Witchblade sees its first volume release on 9/25/07. It will be available in both regular ($29.98) and special editions ($44.98). Quite a few box sets are planned as well. Fullmetal Alchemist Season 1 Part 1 will be released on 9/18/07. It will contain the first 16 episodes. Spiral will get a […]

Funimation sees sales spike in 2006-2007

Navare has published their 2006-2007 fiscal year results showing a 47.8% gain in sales volume for their Funimation division. The company credits Full Metal Alchemist, the Dragonball Z season sets, Basilisk, Trinity Blood and the Robotech: Shadow Chronicles releases for the increase. Afro Samurai was not included due to it’s release date being after the […]

FUNimation Announces New August Titles Including "School Rumble"

School Rumble, a school-based romantic comedy show, debuts on 8/21/07. It will be available with or without a box; the regular edition is $29.98 and the version with an artbox is $39.98. There’s no word yet on the running time. Rumbling Hearts will be getting a complete series box set on 8/7/07 for $49.98. Further […]

Dragonball Z Season One Remastered Sets Ruling Anime Sales Charts

In a press release released today FUNimation announced that the first of the newly remastered Dragonball Z season sets has been ruling the Nielson Video Scan data despite three months on the market. The press release says “Dragonball Z season set sales have also helped FUNimation increase the company’s position as the market share leader […]

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