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Familiar of Zero

Sentai Filmworks licenses Familiar of Zero Season One

Shut up, shut up, shut...oh wait, wrong series
Dec 20
In a move that pleased me to no end, Sentai Filmworks now has the digital, DVD and Blu-Ray to the first season of Familiar of Zero, known as Zero no Tsukaima to long time fans. Originally licensed by Geneon and then shortly a... read
Flaming hair, burning eyes
When I think of tsundere, the voice of Rie Kugimiya springs to mind. That lady has done some of the most famous bitchy girls in anime history, all within a relatively short span of time. One of the most popular of these girls... read feature

cogito ergo sum
Ergo Proxy is an anime I've enjoyed since it first aired, and I was more than willing to grab this review when it came up. Thanks to FUNimation, Ergo Proxy (previously licensed by Geneon) has been rescued and re-released in f... read feature


Lain Blu-ray to be native HD, not upscaled

Aug 30
Serial Experiments Lain was one of those special titles that came out in the US in the early 2000s. For lack of a better word, the series was weird. Based off of Yoshitaka ABe's amazing character designs, the show delved... read

Back in 2004, I started my second year in college and was getting pretty deep into the anime scene. A friend recommended this show called Chobits, based on my affection for all things cute and adorable. Over the course of a c... read feature


AX 10: Notes from Genon Universal's panel

Jul 03
Just out of curiosity, why is it that every industry panel I go to is at the most inconvenient time? I know it's not their fault, but it really isn't any fun having to rush out of the hotel room to make it in time for these t... read

Rin is win in the new Unlimited Blade Works trailer

Jan 09
Actually, Rin is win anywhere, even in a trailer that she doesn't get much airtime in.But that's OK, since this is a trailer for the upcoming film adaptation of Fate stay/night's Unlimited Blade Works scenario. Of the origina... read

We here at Japanator love to give stuff away, so here's your chance to win Black Lagoon, courtesy of Funimation! All you have to have is a camera and a sense of humor. Black Lagoon is about a group of bad ass mercenaries who ... read feature


The moé phenomenon has become something to be reckoned with in the anime industry. It seems that the most successful shows are the ones that feature doe-eyed girls with giant racks that are either taciturn ice queens, ... read feature


Sentai Filmworks license-rescues Dokkoida, Daphne, and Kannazuki no Miko

Jun 02
Just in case you were wondering about the fate of our favorite yuri + giant robot anime, Sentai Filmworks decided to pick up three more Geneon's abandoned titles, Kannazuki no Miko, along with Dokkoida?! and Daphne in the Bri... read

Geneon Entertainment to merge with Universal Pictures Japan

Nov 13
As of Wednesday advertising and marketing company Dentsu announced that they will be transferring the majority of its ownership of Geneon Entertainment home video subsidiary to NBC Universal's Universal Pictures International... read

Quick pick: FUNi announces when they're re-releasing the first round of Geneon titles

Jul 10
Here's a quick tidbit for everyone, so that the FUNimation x Geneon fanfics can keep rolling out: The first round of re-release dates for Geneon's titles have been announced.Black Lagoon Season 1, BL: Second Barrage Vol. 1, a... read

FUNimation to release select Geneon titles -- Hellsing has been saved!

Jul 03
Here's a nice piece of news, before Anime Expo swings into full gear: FUNimation has signed an exclusive agreement with Geneon to "manufacture, market, and sell" some of Geneon's more established series, including H... read

Carrion feeders unite: Right Stuf Geneon blowout sale

Jun 07
Recent scientific theories state that every kid's favorite dinosaur, the mighty Tyrannosaurus Rex, may not have been a hunter, but instead a scavenger, feeding on the remains of poor, deceased dinos that other, more agile eat... read

Rumors from a Japanator geisha: Geneon to make a comeback?

May 15
Proving that internet trolling can make for interesting reading, the troll Gia has apparently put together more detective work. This time around, Giapet has been following the hypothetical purchase of several Geneon titles. F... read

Industry news: Funimation to acquire Geneon licenses?

Feb 08
While ADV hasn't said anything about their ongoing situation since last week's cryptic statement, it appears that Funimation is continuing to do very well for itself. According to this ICV2 piece, Funimation is actually quite... read

Gonzo enters into the world of digital downloading with fists a flying

Dec 26
In the latest effort to claim victory in the war of the fansubs, Gonzo has decided to create their own P2P network that will sell their animated goods for a fee. However, to test the waters out first, this P2P network is on... read

Geneon's swan song: Refunds for defective Saber Clocks available

Nov 30
While Geneon is departing from the DVD market, they aren't leaving their fans high and dry. As it is, they've released the sixth volume of Fate/Stay Night, and the limited edition of it came with two pencil boards and... read

FUNimation dances on Geneons grave

Nov 10
Navarre’s CEO, Kerry Deacon, said in a conference call to discuss FUNimations quarterly earnings report that Geneon’s fall had a positive impact on FUNimation’s sales. “[G]enerally we believe it could... read

Geneon USA cancels DVD sales

Sep 26
According to Anime News Network, Geneon USA is announcing the end of "sales of DVDs and all related distribution and marketing operations as of 5 p.m. on Friday, September 28, 2007." This looks like the end of the d... read

Otakon 2007: Geneon takes the night shift

Jul 21
It's just past 9 p.m., and everyone (Geneon included) wants to start drinky time, but there's some business to get out of the way first. You can tell that everyone even remotely industry related wants to get the hell out of... read

Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann licensed by ADV Films

Jun 30
Forget what I said earlier, today is a dark day. The gods of anime saw fit to give us ambrosia, then take it away before the meal was done. Anime Expo, which now has a decidedly negative ring to it, has added a couple more ca... read

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