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"Afro Samurai" Among FUNimation May Releases

by Nobuyuki samaon January 30, 2007
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

by Dr. Daedaluson January 26, 2007
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

by Dr. Daedaluson January 25, 2007
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

by Ed Liuon January 25, 2007
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

by Dr. Daedaluson January 24, 2007
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

by Dr. Daedaluson January 23, 2007
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

by Dr. Daedaluson January 23, 2007
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"

by Dr. Daedaluson January 22, 2007
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

by Dr. Daedaluson January 6, 2007
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 […]

'Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles' Theater List Announced

by Nobuyuki samaon January 1, 2007
FUNimation Films and Harmony Gold have released the list of selected theaters that will show the feature film ‘Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles,’ prior to its DVD release on February 6th. ‘Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles’ is the original production sequel to the Harmony Gold-produced TV series ‘Robotech,’ which was the 1985 adaptation of the combined anime […]