Posts Tagged ‘FUNimation’

FUNimation Licenses "KenIchi" for January 2009

by Ed Liuon May 13, 2008
FUNimation has announced the acquisition of the license for KenIchi, an anime series about a bullied schoolboy who meets a girl named Miu and, through her friendship, becomes the disciple of six powerful masters of the martial arts. The series will be released in January 2009.

FUNimation Licenses "Save Me! Lollipop"

by on May 12, 2008
FUNimation has licensed DVD, broadcast, and mobile rights to Save Me! Lollipop, the company said today. The series, adapted from the Michiyo Kikuta manga Mamotte! Lollipop, is about a two sorcerers who fall from the sky and into the life of a girl who accidentally ate a coveted crystal. Noriyoshi Nakamura directs. FUNimation will release […]

"Shuffle" Getting an End Box

by SB20xxon May 5, 2008
Thanks to better-than-expected sales of the dating sim-based anime series Shuffle, FUNimation announced that the final volume will include an artbox that will hold all six volumes. A bonus item will also be included with the box. Update 5/5/08: According to RightStuf, the sixth volume with artbox will be released on 9/9/08 for $39.98. [Source: […]

DVDTalk Interviews "Shin Chan" Writers

by Ed Liuon May 1, 2008
The DVDTalk website has interviewed Jared Hedges, Joel Bergen and Alex Muniz, the writers who translate FUNimation’s Shin Chan into English for DVD and broadcast on Adult Swim. The trio discuss how they got the job to write Shin Chan, how they approach writing the episodes, how they overcame some of the more difficult jokes […]

FUNimation Announces New July Titles Including "Beck" Box Set

by SB20xxon April 29, 2008
Numerous complete collection box sets have been announced by FUNimation: * Aquarion Season 1 Boxset 2: 7/15/08 – $59.98 * Beck: 7/29/08 – $69.98 * Case Closed Season 1: 7/22/08 – $49.98 * Desert Punk (Viridian): 7/1/08 – $49.98 * Samurai 7 (Viridian): 7/1/08 – $49.98 * Yu-Gi-Oh! Season 3: 7/29/08 – $49.98 * Yu […]

Right Stuf’s Anime Today Interviews "Shin Chan" Writers

by Ed Liuon April 26, 2008
The latest Anime Today podcast from interviews Jared Hedges, Joel Bergen, and Alex Muniz about their work writing Shin Chan for FUNimation and Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. The trio discuss how they were selected to write for Shin Chan, how writing for the show differs from other anime adaptations, and what’s “off limits” for […]

"Shin-chan" DVD Confirmed As Dub Only Release

by SB20xxon April 22, 2008
On the official FUNi boards, it has been confirmed that the 5/13/08 release of Shin-chan vol. 1 will only contain English audio. However, a special feature on disc 2 allows watching “Battle Encho-man” in Japanese. [Source: FUNimation Forums ]

"Robotech: Shadow Chronicles" Coming to Blu-Ray

by on April 20, 2008
FUNimation will release Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles to Blu-Ray on September 2, the company said yesterday. The high-definition release will come with a 5.1 digital surround sound mix and feature twenty minutes of new features along with the extras from previous standard and collector’s edition DVDs. New features will include deleted scenes with director’s commentary, […]

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 on 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 [Source: FUNimation]