FUNimation Entertainment has acquired home video, master toy and merchandising rights to Afro Samurai, an animated miniseries scheduled to premiere on Spike TV later this year. Academy Award-nominated actor Samuel L. Jackson is set to voice and co-produce the miniseries. Following its North American debut, Afro Samurai is scheduled for broadcast in Japan. More information […]
At the New York Comic-Con, Toon Zone News spoke to Adam Sheehan of FUNimation Entertainment about their upcoming releases. Rumbling Hearts was announced last week, presenting a dating sim as an anime series. Desert Punk, coming on February 28, is the first of their “big gonzo” anime TV shows, which will be followed afterwards by […]
While FUNimation does not have any new series to launch during April and May, it has several further volumes for many of their longer-running series. The company plans to release new installments of Baki the Grappler, Case Closed, Dragon Ball Z, Fullmetal Alchemist, Kodocha, and others. Animeondvd.com has details.
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 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 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.
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.