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FUNimation Announces Multiple Anime Acquisitions at Anime Expo 2011

FUNimation Entertainment announced the acquisition of several anime series for North American distribution via home entertainment and digital distribution, as well as merchandising rights. The series acquired are: Steins;Gate B Gata H Kei – Yamada’s First Time Deadman Wonderland Cat Planet Cuties Baka and Test Season 2 [C] – Control – The Money and Soul […]

FUNimation Entertainment Licenses "Last Exile -Fam, the Silver Wing-"

FUNimation Entertainment has announced the acquisition of digital and home video rights to the steampunk sci-fi anime Last Exile -Fam, the Silver Wing-. The animation studio Gonzo is producing the project. A spin-off of 2003′s Last Exile, the show will follow the adventures of a new set of characters and reunite key Last Exile staff: […]

PR: FUNimation Entertainment Announces English Language Cast of "Fairy Tail"

FUNimation Entertainment Announces English Language Cast of Fairy Tail Four will be special guests at New York Anime Festival this Fall Flower Mound, TX (June 21, 2011) – FUNimation(R) Entertainment today announced the main cast for the fantasy action adventure series “Fairy Tail.” Joining Todd Haberkorn, who is playing the role of Natsu, are: Tia […]

FUNimation Announces New Sept. Titles Including "Trigun: Badlands Rumble"

Trigun: Badlands Rumble, the 2010 feature film spin-off of Trigun, has a U.S. release date of 9/27/11 for $29.98 (DVD) or $34.98 (Blu-ray). Both versions run 120 minutes. Other releases: (DVD unless otherwise noted) * Black Blood Brothers Complete Series (S.A.V.E. Edition): 9/6/11 – 300 min. – $19.98 (DVD); $24.98 (Blu-ray) * Burst Angel Complete […]

PR: FUNimation Entertainment Acquires CITY UNDER SIEGE

Flower Mound, TX (June 11, 2011) – FUNimation® Entertainment today announced it has acquired the rights to distribute the live action film, CITY UNDER SIEGE, in the U.S. This 2010 Hong Kong science fiction action film, directed and co-written by Benny Chan (NEW POLICE STORY, FIST OF FURY, and HEROIC DUO), follows a group of […]

PR: FUNimation Entertainment Acquires We Without Wings - Under the Innocent Sky

Flower Mound, TX (July 11, 2011) – FUNimation Entertainment announced today that it has acquired rights to distribute the anime series “We Without Wings – Under the Innocent Sky.” These rights include home entertainment, broadcast, digital and merchandise. This romantic comedy, from director Shinji Ushiro (“Blessing of the Campanella”), revolves around a group of young […]

"Gantz" Complete Series: Lots of Sound and Fury, But Does It Signify Anything?

Like David Fincher’s adaptation of Fight Club, the anime series Gantz is a remarkably challenging, deliberately provocative, and deeply flawed work that uses lowest-common-denominator entertainment to deliver highbrow messages. Also like Fight Club, one of the things I like about Gantz is how unsure I was whether I liked it or not after I finished […]

PR: FUNimation Entertainment Acquires "Is This a Zombie?" & Fullmetal Alchemist film

FUNimation Entertainment Acquires Is This A Zombie? Flower Mound, TX (May 21, 2011) – FUNimation(R) Entertainment today announced that it has acquired home entertainment, broadcast, digital, online and merchandise rights for the fantasy anime series “Is This A Zombie?” ( or “Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka?”) from Kadokawa. Based on the light novel series of […]

FUNimation Announces New August Titles Including "Eden of the East" Movie 2

August is mostly a month for furthering currently running series and re-releases. Of note, Spice and Wolf 2 has a release date of 8/2/11 for the complete second season, running 325 minutes. It will be available in a Blu-ray/DVD combo set and is priced at $64.98 for the regular edition and $69.98 for the limited […]

FUNimation Acquires DVD and Blu-Ray Rights to "Princess Jellyfish"

FUNimation Inc. has announced the acquisition of the full DVD and Blu-Ray rights to “Princess Jellyfish”, a series they had previous only had the streaming rights to. The show will be released on DVD and Blu-ray in 2012. Toonzone Review of “Princess Jellyfish” by Karl Olson here

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