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FUNimation Opens Up Digital Download Front at iTunes

FUNimation has announced a deal with Apple, Inc. to sell episodes of their anime properties on Apple’s iTunes store. The episodes will be English-dubbed and will sell for $1.99 each, or as a single-price “season” option — currently $38.99. The launch titles are Desert Punk, Samurai 7 and Speed Grapher, with FUNimation promising more selections […]

"Afro Samurai" Among FUNimation May Releases

The official solicitations for FUNimation-distributed releases in May are out, with the release of AN Entertainment’s Hare+Guu OVA kicking things off on May 1st. According to current information, releases of FUNimation-proper titles don’t begin until May 15th with the release of the final Moon Phase DVD (#6). May 22nd brings Afro Samurai in Edited ($19.99) […]

FUNimation Announces Mushi-Shi + 3 RightStuf Shows To Air on FUNi Channel

The last of this week’s license announcements from FUNi was Mushi-Shi, a 26-episode anime series from 2005-2006. Its first volume is expected in the summer. Also, three RightStuf series will be airing on the FUNimation Channel early this year: Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars, BoogiePop Phantom, and Ninja Nonsense. [Source: FUNimation ]

FUNimation Announces Shuffle!, Tsubasa, and My Santa

Two previously known FUNimation licenses (due to a leak) were formally announced today: Shuffle!, a 24 episode romance series from 2005 based on a Navel computer game; and My Santa, a two part comedy/romance OAV from 2005 about a female version of Santa Claus. Shuffle! is scheduled for a summer release, while My Santa will […]

Debra Kennedy, VP of Marketing and Licensing, on FUNimation Channel Year One

The latest Animated Shorts column interviews Debra Kennedy, VP of Marketing and Licensing at FUNimation, about the first year of the FUNimation Channel. Among the topics discussed are the growth of the network over multiple distribution channels, the network’s plans for high-definition broadcasting, and the relationship between FUNimation and the FUNimation Channel. Other topics in […]

FUNimation Announces Aquarion

Aquarion, a 26-episode sci-fi anime from 2005, has been licensed by FUNimation. The first DVD volume will be released in the fall. All this week, FUNimation is announcing new titles on their website: http://www.funimation.com/kickoff07 . Stay tuned to Toon Zone for further announcements. [Source: FUNimation ]

FUNimation Announces Suzuka

Suzuka, a 26-episode sports/slice-of-life anime from 2005, has been licensed by FUNimation. The first volume is expected to be released during the spring. All this week, FUNimation will be announcing new anime acquisitions/release dates on their website: http://funimation.com/kickoff07/ . Stay tuned to Toon Zone for further announcements. [Source: FUNimation ]

FUNimation Announces New April Titles

Peach Girl makes its debut on DVD on 4/17/07, and will come in both regular ($29.98) and limited editions with artbox ($44.98). New releases on 4/3/07 include: Case Closed (Case 3, vol. 1), Kodocha (vol. 12), and Moon Phase (vol. 5). Solty Rei (vol. 3) gets a 4/17/07 release, and Speed Grapher finishes up on […]

FUNimation Announces "Ragnarok: The Animation"

Ragnarok: The Animation, a 2004 anime based on the MMORPG, has been licensed by FUNimation. The series contains 26 episodes, and the first DVD volume is expected to hit shelves by the fall of this year. FUNimation will be announcing news every day this week at noon (CST). Stay tuned to Toon Zone News for […]

FUNimation Announces New April-July Titles

Quite a large batch of new FUNimation titles will debut during the months of April through July. On April 17th, Peach Girl vol. 1 debuts. May brings us the first volumes of Beck (5/15), Shin-Chan (5/22), and Suzuka (5/1). A couple of box sets will also see their release. Desert Punk Box Set is set […]

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