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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 […]

Anime Central 2007: FUNimation Licenses 'Black Blood Brothers'

FUNimation kicked off vampire-hunting season again this year by announcing the license for Black Blood Brothers at their industry panel held at Anime Central Saturday night, May 12th. Black Blood Brothers, a 12-episode TV series that aired in Japan last fall, tells the story of “Old Blood” vampires Jirou and Kotaro Mochizuki and their war […]

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). […]

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