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FUNimation Announces FUNimation Channel

A press release states that Navarre’s FUNimation Entertainment is launching the FUNimation channel, another 24-hour digital cable channel dedicated to anime. The channel will be distributed via OlympuSAT and should be available now to video service providers nationwide.

Thomas and Fleck Promoted at FUNimation

Navarre Corp. has promoted Ward Thomas to Senior VP of Sales and Operations for FUNimation and upped Joyce Fleck to VP of Sales & Marketing for FUNimation, AWN reports. Fleck takes over the sales responsibilities previously held by Thomas, in addition to her previous position of VP of Marketing for Navarre Corp.

FUNimation Announces "Fullmetal" Contest

FUNimation is asking Fullmetal Alchemist fans to describe, in one hundred words or less, why they enjoy the show. Two grand prize winners in the contest will receive a five-day, three-night trip to Japan; tickets to see L’Arc-en-Ciel in concert at the Tokyo Dome; a Fullmetal Alchemist “Behind the Scenes” tour; a tour of Tokyo; […]

FUNimation Elevates Thomas, Fleck

FUNimation has appointed Ward Thomas senior vice president of sales and operations, the company said today. Joyce Fleck will take over Thomas’s previous responsibilities as vice president of sales and marketing. [Source: PR Newswire]

FUNimation Acquires "Basilisk"

FUNimation has acquired North American rights to Basilisk, a 24-episode anime series produced by Gonzo Digimation, AWN reports, citing ICv2.com. Set in the early 17th Century, the series mixes aspects of the ninja and horror genre with a Romeo & Juliet-like romance between the leaders of two mutant ninja clans.

Navarre Corporation Acquires FUNimation

A press release has announced that the Navarre Corporation has acquired FUNimation Productions, Ltd. and the FUNimation Store, Ltd. for approximately $100 million in cash and 1.8 million shares of Navarre common stock.

FUNimation Launches "Baki The Grappler" Website

FUNimation Productions — the company that has brought Dragonball Z, Fullmetal Alchemist, and other anime properties to America — has launched their latest website, this time for Baki The Grappler. Located at www.bakithegrappler.com, the site features cast lists, voice actor interviews, the opening theme, trailers, and more.

FUNimation Acquires "Desert Punk" for 2006

FUNimation has acquired Desert Punk and will bring the series to North America in 2006, the company announced at Anime Boston on Saturday. Updates on the series can be found at www.desertpunk.tv. [Source: FUNimation] Correction: Stupid, mistaken reference to title corrected. Thanks, Karl.

TZ at SakuraCon: Gunslinger Girls from FUNimation

The entire FUNimation representative crew turned out in cosplay to screen the first three episodes of Gunslinger Girl at SakuraCon last week, with the brand manager dressing as Henrietta, complete with violin case. The dub of that series, by the way, is outstanding–nay, breathtaking. A limited Gunslinger Girl starter set will include a 24″ x […]

FUNimation Steps Up "Lupin" Releases

FUNimation plans to release one Lupin movie every two months in 2005, the company said today, with Dead or Alive scheduled for release on February 22. FUNimation has also recently updated its LupinThe3rd website. Separately, Animated Bliss reports that FUNimation will release Dragon Ball Z: Great Saiyaman Starter Set to DVD on March 15 with […]

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