Posts Tagged ‘funimation’

Funi licenses both “To Aru” series

July 2, 2010

http://blog.funimation.com/2010/07/anime-expo-day-2-announcements/

Dammit, Funi, you know I can’t say “no” to you. I love ya, ya little scoundrel you. Now pick up Higurashi Kai already.

(Oh, and on a related note, they may have the Umineko anime, God only knows why. Rumors are going around that they’ve removed the episodes from YouTube under Funi’s request.)

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FUNimation licenses BakaTest and Vampire Bund

March 4, 2010

http://blog.funimation.com/2010/03/baka-and-test-dance-in-the-vampire-bund/

Pretty unexpected, since neither has finished airing.

I don’t have a whole lot to comment on here. BakaTest is definitely a purchase for me, maybe even a pre-order, depending on when I buy my usual round of stuff at Right Stuf. If you haven’t seen it yet, do yourself a favor and go watch it. It’s one of the best shows I’ve seen in a while. I do hope that “Baka and Test -Summon the Beasts-” isn’t actually the final title, though. It’s an incorrect/incomplete translation and it doesn’t sound as good as “Idiots and Tests and Summoned Beings/Beasts/Monsters/Whatever.” Vampire Bund, on the other hand, hasn’t really been worth a purchase so far. Unless the remaining episodes absolutely blow me away, I doubt I’ll be buying it, at least not immediately. I may instead opt to pick it up when the price drops or if it goes on sale.

Nice acquisitions on FUNi’s part, but again, a bit disappointed that there is no Higurashi Kai license. And they already lost Toradora. FUNi’s not doing half bad this year, but they’re dropping the ball on a lot of things people actually want. Here’s to hoping the rest of the con season plays out with some more good news.

FUNimation 2010 Roll-out Riot, Day 5

January 8, 2010

http://blog.funimation.com/2010/01/2010-roll-out-riot-day-5-of-5-%E2%80%93-sacred-blacksmith-axis-powers-hetalia/

Well that was a disappointing week. So Funi announced Hetalia today. That’s cool. I have a moderate interest in the series. Dunno if I’ll pick it up, but it’s nice to know the option is there. But Sacred Blacksmith? Really? I’ve heard nothing but bad things about that show. That’s why I haven’t bothered with it. It’s often described as “mediocre at best” and mostly just described as “bad.” Why would you bother with a title like that when you have so much else you could announce? (Toradora/Higurashi Kai & Rei/Negima OVAs plz) We can only hope they’re holding better announcements for the con seasons and that they didn’t pass up any great licenses to sub-only releasers. (Word on the street is that Funi gets first pass at licensing.)

Nothing else new to announce, so probably no new posts until I finish Higurashi.

EDIT: I lied. Ookamikakushi is apparently out. So yeah, one more thing to add to the list of crap I need to watch.

FUNimation 2010 Roll-out Riot, Day 4

January 7, 2010

http://blog.funimation.com/2010/01/2010-roll-out-riot-day-3-of-5-master-of-martial-hearts-jyushin-enbu-hero-tales/

*Sigh* I guess I’m expecting too much after all. Day four and we only have 3 anime announcements? And one of them isn’t even a new property? This has just been incredibly mediocre.

Anyway, Dance in the Vampire Bund and Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu are both out. Expect opinions whenever the hell.

FUNimation 2010 Roll-out Riot, Day 3

January 6, 2010

http://blog.funimation.com/2010/01/2010-roll-out-riot-day-3-of-5-flcl/

So day 3 is FLCL. Just FLCL. That’s not really such a bad thing, I guess. It won’t cost an arm and a leg to get the series anymore. They’re also releasing it on Blu-Ray. It’s just… kinda underwhelming. We’re 60% through this thing and all we’ve gotten so far is a bunch of live action stuff that most people don’t care about and a six OVA series that pretty much everyone has already seen since they aired the crap out of it on Cartoon Network. Well, here’s to hoping the last two days blow us away, because there’s not much time left to do so.

Oh, and apparently not checking out the options for this blog thing was leaving pingbacks on Funi’s blog. Embarrassing to say the least. It’s not really a bad thing and it got a ton of hits yesterday, but leaving pingbacks to a mostly empty and brand new blog isn’t exactly impressive by any stretch of the imagination. Disabled for now, though I’m still allowing for pingbacks to other blogs from here. Still, seems kinda weird for a big corporate blog like Funi’s to allow them to begin with. Seems like it would generate a lot of unnecessary spam.

FUNimation 2010 Roll-out Riot, Day 2

January 5, 2010

http://blog.funimation.com/2010/01/2010-roll-out-riot-day-2-of-5-%E2%80%93-robogeisha-and-kamui/

Riot, indeed. Laugh riot. This is a joke, Funi. You’re an anime company. Announce some damn anime.

For anyone who’s too lazy to look at the link, two more live action movies, no anime.

FUNimation 2010 Roll-out Riot, Day 1

January 4, 2010

http://blog.funimation.com/2010/01/2010-roll-out-riot-day-1-of-5-hong-kong-connection/

So Funi’s started announcing new licences for this year. Normally I’d be thrilled. In fact, I’m really hoping they pick up Toradora. But you know what? Day 1 feels like a bust. They just picked up a bunch of Hong Kong live-action stuff. That’s the most boring way to start a license announcement event that I can think of. Way to fail, Funi. Here’s to hoping the next set won’t be as bad.

Oh, and Crunchyroll picked up Chu-Bra, but it’s a premium thing. They’re not getting my money, especially for a show that looks that bad.

http://www.crunchyroll.com/library/Chu-Bra

Gonna find another group for it eventually, I guess. I wanna see exactly how awful it’s really going to be.

Oh, and Sora no Woto (So-Ra-No-Wo-To) is out. Expect impressions whenever I get around to watching it (no later than this weekend, probably).