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FUNimation Announces New 2007 Titles

FUNimation has released its DVD schedule for January through April of the new year. New series include Gonzo’s Solty Rei, the shoujo title Peach Girl and Afro Samurai which will also be airing on Spike TV. Additionally, series Baki the Grappler, Kodocha, Galaxy Railways, Burst Angel, Samurai 7 and Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki will all […]

Dragon Ball Z Getting Digitally Remastered High-Definition Re-Release

FUNimation announced that Dragon Ball Z has been digitially remastered in high-definition video for a re-release starting in February 2007. All 291 episodes have been digitally transferred from the original film at 1080p, and then cleaned up to remove film grain, dust, scratches, and debris. The first 5-disc season set will cover season 1 (“The […]

FUNimation Announces New February Titles

Case Closed: Case 2 (vol. 2), Galaxy Railways (Complete Collection), Kodocha (vol. 11), Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles Movie, and Rumbling Hearts (vol. 2) are all being released on February 6, 2007. Everything is $29.98 MSRP, except for Galaxy Railways, which is $59.98. [Source: AnimeOnDVD.com ]

Ron Perlman and Kelly Hu Join "Afro Samurai" Voice Cast

Actors Ron Perlman (Hellboy) and Kelly Hu (X-Men 2) will be joining Samuel L. Jackson in the voice cast of Afro Samurai, according to a report on Superhero Hype. (via Comic Book Resources Comics Reel)

"Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles" Wins Best Animated Sci-Fi Feature Award

FUNimation has announced that Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles has won the Best Animated Sci-Fi Feature award from the 2006 International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival. The award will be presented at the film’s screening on October 28 in Phoenix, AZ. Read the full press release here.

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.]

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