Posts Tagged ‘FUNimation’

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 [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 […]

Full First Episode of English Aquarion Streamed at

by Weathermanon March 8, 2008 has posted the first episode of the science fiction series Aquarion on its website. The show is directed by well-known mechanical designer Shoji Kawamori and features music from Yoko Kanno. Funimation is handling the US release of Aquarion. [Source: Anime News Network]

Updated: FUNimation Channel Adds Seven Series; IFC Picks Up "Speed Grapher"

by Maxie Zeuson March 5, 2008
Seven new animated series will join the FUNimation Channel in March, the channel announced yesterday. Debuting series include Moonphase (weekdays at 7:30am, 10:30am, 3:30pm); Peach Girl (weekdays at 8:30am, 11:30am, 4:30pm, 7:30pm); Suzuka (weekdays at 9:30am, 12:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:30pm); Black Cat (weekdays at 2:30pm, 9:30pm, 2:00am); Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wards (weekdays at 3:00pm, […]

FUNimation Named "One Piece" Licensing Agent for North America

by Maxie Zeuson February 18, 2008
FUNimation has picked up the North American licensing and merchandising rights to Toei’s One Piece, the companies announced today. The deal will allow FUNimation to negotiate partnerships in key licensing categories, including toys, games, and collectible figures, based on the series. [Source: FUNimation] [Read the full press release]

Funimation Acquires ‘Claymore’

by Matt Hazudaon February 15, 2008
FUNimation has acquired DVD and broadcast rights to the NTV series Claymore, the company has announced. The 26-episode series is about half-human warriors fighting monsters called Yoma who live among and prey upon humans. It is directed by Hiroyuki Tanaka and produced by Madhouse Studios. A preview clip for the show is being shown at […]