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FUNimation Acquires 'Witchblade' Anime

It was revealed at this weekend’s WizardWorld Philadelphia during a Top Cow panel that FUNimation has picked up the rights to the Witchblade anime currently airing in Japan, Comic Book Resources reports. According to the report, “The series takes place in the future, featuring an illegitimate wearer of the blade fighting evil two hundred years […]

RZA to Provide Soundtrack to "Afro Samurai"

FUNimation Entertainment has announced via press release that hip-hop artist RZA will be providing the soundtrack to Afro Samurai, a new animated series from Japan’s Studio Gonzo scheduled to debut on Spike TV this fall. The title character is a samurai, voiced by Samuel L. Jackson, hunting down his father’s murderer. (via Heidi MacDonald’s The […]

FUNimation Acquires "Beck"

This evening at Anime Boston FUNimation announced the acquisition of Indie rock-centric anime series Beck. [On-Site Reporting by Weatherman]

FUNimation Acquires "Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid"

Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid has been licensed by FUNimation, courtesy of Kadokawa Pictures USA. The first volume is expected for release on October 3, and should include both regular editions and starter sets. [Source: AnimeOnDVD.com]

FUNimation Licenses TokyoPop Catalog for North American Release

FUNimation Entertainment has acquired the exclusive North American distribution rights for selected TokyoPop titles, the companies announced today. FUNimation will rework packaging, pricing and configurations. Street Fury Remixed will be the first title released under the new deal, appearing on shelves on June 27. Other titles licensed as part of the deal include Great Teacher […]

"Tony Hawk" Trailer Goes Online

FUNimation has uploaded a trailer for Tony Hawk in Boom Boom Sabotage, due out on DVD on September 19. Screengrabs have also been released and can be viewed here. [Source: FUNimation]

Images from "Tony Hawk in Boom Boom Sabotage" Go Online

FUNimation has released images from Tony Hawk in Boom Boom Sabotage, due out on DVD on September 19. Official Description: The days of the circus are long gone. But the reality of the present hasn’t quite reached circus owner, Grimley. To him, the glory days are only a town away… in Lincolnville. But Lincolnville has […]

FUNimation Announces New September Titles

Fullmetal Alchemist is wrapping up with volumes 12 and 13 debuting on 9/5 and 9/26, respectively. We will also see Fullmetal Alchemist: The Movie on 9/26, in both regular and limited editions. In addition, three complete collections are coming in September: Gunslinger Girl, Lupin the 3rd Movie Collection, and Yu Yu Hakusho Collection 2. Wrapping […]

SakuraCon2006 - FUNimation: YuYu Hakusho Price Cuts And Some Syndication Details

FUNimation’s panel was scheduled against Geneon’s, so I didn’t catch all of it. However, thanks to the handy press packet from Lance Heiskell, all the big talking points should be here, as well as a few extra bits gleaned from talking to Lance at the FUNimation booth: Yu Yu Hakusho will be getting 14-episode sets […]

FUNimation to Launch Syndicated Block

FUNimation has created a two-hour animation block for syndication airing, C21Media reports. The block will use various Japanese shows which FUNimation hold rights to, such as Yu Yu Hakusho and DragonBall Z.

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