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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 […]

FUNimation at Anime NEXT

* At Anime NEXT, FUNimation announced the licensing of Origin-Spirits of the Past (a.k.a. Gin-iro no kami no Agito), a theatrical movie from Gonzo. Additional titles will be announced at Anime Expo. * The FullMetal Alchemist movie will debut in theaters on September 12, along with volume 12 of the television series; volume 11 will […]

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]

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