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NYCC: Funimation Goes "Big Gonzo" in 2006

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 […]

FUNimation Announces New Titles For April and May

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.

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.

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