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NYCC 2008: "One Piece" Offers Pieces of Eight for the Fans

by Ed Liuon April 19, 2008
FUNimation’s One Piece panel was held in a jam-packed room of fans, revealing both the size and the intensity of the One Piece fanbase. Panelist Mike McFarland opened up to audience questions immediately as his colleague Justin Cook ran back to get screening materials and a working DVD player for the room. Unsurprisingly, the very […]

"Vexille" to Play Boston Film Festival

by Maxie Zeuson April 17, 2008
Vexille will play at the Independent Film Festival of Boston, FUNimation said today. The film will play on Friday, April 25, at 11:00pm and on Monday, April 28, at 930am at the Somerville Theater in Somerville, Massachusetts. Tickets can be purchased at www.iffboston.org. [Source: FUNimation]

Girls on Film: "Speed Grapher" is Dirty, Disturbing Entertainment.

by Jameson April 17, 2008
As much as I enjoy the arts, photography is one art I’ve never been seduced by. So when I realized that Speed Grapher—a Gonzo-produced series recently released in a formidable box set, complete with a bunch of special features and 12-page color information booklets—I can hardly say my adrenaline started pumping. The story takes place […]

"One Piece Movie" Screening at LA’s Japan Film Festival

by Maxie Zeuson April 9, 2008
One Piece Movie: The Desert Princess and the Pirates Adventures in Alabasta will be screened at the Japan Film Festival in Los Angeles this month, FUNimation said yesterday. The eighth One Piece movie will be shown at the ImaginAsian Center on Saturday, April 16, at 7:10pm and at the Starplex Cinemas in Irvine on Sunday, […]

SakuraCon 2008 FUNimation Panel – Claymore and More

by Karl Olsonon April 3, 2008
FUNimation representative Adam Sheehan lead off this year’s panel with a sentiment anyone familiar with the works of Douglas Adams could appreciate: DON’T PANIC! Yes, in this past year of industry upheaval, FUNimation seems to be taking the official view that it’s mainly an issue of adapting to changes in the market, and that they […]

"Variety" Looks at FUNimation

by Ed Liuon March 31, 2008
An article in Variety examines the strategies that have led to success for FUNimation, speaking with CEO Gen Fukunaga about illegal downloading, DVD sales in a competitive and tightening market, the difficulties that arise when working with the anime licensors, and how on-line services lead to DVD sales. The article does contain numerous data points […]

FUNimation Announces New June Titles Including "School Rumble" OAV

by Classic Speedyon March 27, 2008
Hot off the heels of the School Rumble, the OAV is set for release on 6/17/08 for $19.98. Burst Angel will be getting a Viridian Complete Collection on 6/10/08 for $49.98. In addition, Shuffle vol. 4 and xxxHOLiC vol. 3 will both be released on 6/17/08 for $29.98 each. [Source: RightStuf]

"Vexille" to Screen at Philly Film Festival

by Maxie Zeuson March 26, 2008
FUNimation will screen Vexille at the Philadelphia Film Festival, the company says. The animated sci-fi action film will play at the Ritz Five on Saturday, April 12, at 2:30pm and at the Prince Music Theater on Monday, April 14, at 9:30pm. Tickets can be purchased online at www.phillyfests.com. [Source: FUNimation]

FUNimation Confirms North American Status of Several GONZO Titles

by Jacob T. Paschalon March 25, 2008
North American Anime licensing and distributing company FUNimation Entertainment confirmed recently with Anime News Network that they have the North American rights to Studio GONZO titles Mahou Sensei Negima! Haru and Mahou Sensei Negima! Natsu. FUNimation also confirmed the yet unlicensed status of Romeo x Juliet. As previously reported, FUNimation also acts a North American […]

"Vexille" Getting Dallas Festival Screening

by Maxie Zeuson March 21, 2008
The AFI DALLAS International Film Festival will host two special screenings of Vexille, on March 31 and April 4, FUNimation announced yesterday. The CG-animated film will be screened at 7:00pm at Victory Plaza on Monday, March 31, and at 10:15pm at the Northpark 7 theater on Friday, April 4. Director Fumihiko Sori will introduce the […]