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AWA: Funimation Announces "Peach Girl"

This morning at Anime Weekend Atlanta, Funimation announced the acquisition of anime series Peach Girl. The anime series is based off of the long running manga. [On-Site Reporting by Chad Lee] Toon Zone’s coverage live from Anime Weekend Atlanta will continue throughout the weekend.

FUNimation Announces New November & December Titles

A massive swarm of new FUNimation titles is set for the last two months of 2006. Among the expected titles in November: Baki the Grappler (vol. 10) Basilisk (vol. 3; also available in limited edition) Case Closed: Case 2 (vol. 1) Dragon Ball Z (Movies 1-3 Pack) Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid (vol. 1; […]

"Code Lyoko" Coming to Toy and Video Stores

A press release has announced that several licensed tie-ins to Code Lyoko are coming to toy and video stores soon. Action figures based on Jeremy, Ulrich, Yumi and Odd will be for sale at toy and department stores this month. The season 1 boxed set is scheduled for release on September 12, containing 26 episodes […]

NY Times on "Full Metal Alchemist" Movie

The New York Times has published an article about the Fullmetal Alchemist movie (registration required). The article includes comments by director Seiji Mizushima about the difficulties he encountered in making the movie, and also digs into the appeal the series has for its overseas fans. Fullmetal Alchemist: The Movie: The Conqueror of Shambala will receive […]

Funimation Licenses "School Rumble"

At their 1 p.m. panel at Otakon, Funimation announced the acquisition of School Rumble, including seasons one and two and the OVAs. [Thanks to zmanjz for on-site reporting.]

SDCC: Funimation Announces "Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles" for DVD And More

Funimation reconfirmed their announcement of their acquisition of the DVD rights to Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles today at San Diego Comic-Con, and they added that they would actively look into television and theatrical release options as well. Additionally, they screened various trailers including some not seen at AX, namely trailers for Tsukuyomi Moon Phase and […]

SDCC: New "Afro Samurai" Details Revealed

At the San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, new details were revealed about the upcoming Afro Samurai anime starring Samuel L. Jackson. The series, slated to run on Spike TV, will be five episodes long, although there may be more episodes if it does well. Each of the five episodes had a budget of over $1 […]

SDCC: Funimation's "Crayon Shin-chan" to Air on Adult Swim

At the San Diego Comic-Con today Funimation revealed to Toon Zone that Crayon Shin-chan will receive a test run on Adult Swim in August. Funimation had licensed the series earlier this year. While there is an already existing English language dub produced by Phuuz Entertainment, Funimation will be creating its own dub for this release. […]

FUNimation Announces New October Titles

To kick off the month, Case Closed: The Movie will see its debut on October 3rd. Then, October 10th will bring the third volume of Speed Grapher (also w/limited edition). Finally, things wrap up on October 17th with a Spiral series box set and further volumes of Kodocha and Negima (also w/limited edition). [Source: AnimeOnDVD.com […]

FUNimation Announces "Solty Rei," "WitchBlade," "Glass Fleet" at Anime Expo

FUNimation held their big industry panel today at Anime Expo and announced three brand new acquisitions: Solty Rei, WitchBlade, and Glass Fleet. The following also came up: FUNimation ran a trailer for The Fullmetal Alchemist Movie, as well as the opening sequences for Beck, Black Cat, and Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid. FUNimation reconfirmed […]

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