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FUNimation

Rejoice: FUNimation plans to stream anime outside of North America


In which FUNi's streams travel to new lands
Jan 06
Are you upset over the fact that FUNimation's anime streams are only available in North America? Luckily, the studio's help section has revealed that they're planning to expand their digital content to other regions this... read
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Cowboy Bebop

Cowboy Bebop HD will be right on time for Christmas


You know what to buy me right?
Oct 06
What is probably one of the most anticipated Blu-Ray remasters in a long time, is set to be released just in time for Christmas on December 16th. The video from FUNimation looks fantastic, with the colors and details looking... read
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Dragon Ball Z

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods has 20 extra minutes and a new trailer


I felt like a kid again
Sep 12
Our friends over at FUNimation have shared the newest trailer for the DVD/Blu-Ray release of one of last year's surprise pleasures, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods. I went into seeing this movie with very low expectations, and... read
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Licensing

FUNimation to simulcast Ping Pong


Licensing! Anime! Simulcasts! You know the drill!
Apr 05
Briefly: FUNimation has announced their latest nab this season. They'll be licensing and simulcasting Ping Pong, Masaaki Yuasa's upcoming Noitamina show, so you'll be able to catch it on their site and Hulu. The simulcast beg... read
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Selector Infected WIXOSS

Funimation acquires spring anime Selector Infected WIXOSS


Cute girls play card game from hell.
Apr 03
FUNimation is starting to show their licensing cards, and among them is the upcoming spring series Selector Infected WIXOSS. An original show, the series composition will be done by Mari Okada (Tora Dora!, Nagi no Asukara) an... read
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PUCHIM@S! 2

Puchim@s! FUNimation streams second season of mini idol comedy


This is the kind of anime that debuts on Apriil First.
Apr 02
Producers rejoice! FUNimation is now streaming the second season of the short anime series PUCHIM@S. The series of 3-minute episodes is actually called Petit Idolm@ster, but nobody calls it that! Following the gag comedy anim... read
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Space Dandy S2

Second season of Space Dandy will air in July


In Japan, at least
Mar 22
If you're ready for more adventure, pompadours and space boobies, you'll be pleased to hear that Space Dandy has just had it's second season confirmed, and it'll be coming as soon as July. You may remember that the show was d... read
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Attack on Titan

First look at Attack on Titan in English


Take your dubbing like a man
Mar 19
To build excitement for the official premiere of the Attack on Titan dub at Anime Boston -- and to tear the geekier portions of the internet asunder with talk over whether certain voices are "too deep" or "just deep enough,"... read
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Blood-C

Blood-C summed up in 60 seconds


Yep, that looks right
Mar 03
You may remember that I wasn't too hot on Blood-C or its sequel, The Last Dark. It really suffers from a listless plot that doesn't do much with its interesting lead character. However, it does have interesting moments, many... read
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Funimation

Funimation gets home video rights for four series


RDG, Karneval, Code:Breaker and Date A Live
Feb 21
This morning Funimation revealed via their official blog that they have acquired the home video rights to four series that were previously simulcast on their website: Date A Live, Code:Breaker, Karneval and Red Data Girl. All of the series will be released in June of 2014. What's that? You don't remember any of these series? Well that's why you have me here to refresh your memories silly! read
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Doing the God thing
When I dream of becoming God, these fantasies usually don't involve a white-haired pretty boy with fox ears who follows me around and does my bidding; clearly, I've been doing it wrong. Now that Kamisama Kiss has taught me th... read feature

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DBZ Kai news

New episodes of Dragon Ball Z Kai to premiere this Spring


English dub remains in question
Feb 17
Excellent news for Dragon Ball fans who may have felt short-changed following the decision to nix the Majin Buu saga from the recently-remastered Dragon Ball Z Kai. New episodes are finally scheduled to air this Spr... read
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Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan dub debuting at Anime Boston


It's about time.
Feb 15
Attack on Titan, as I'm sure we're all aware, is a pretty huge deal. If it weren't clear by our awesome valentines and Karen going back to check out the episodes, a lot of us are fans. Some of us are not, but personally, I'm ... read
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Ben-to Funimation

FUNimation teases us with a Ben-To website


Yes please!
Feb 06
[Edit: It seems that FUNimation have secured the streaming rights. One step at a time!] Well, who honestly saw this coming? Ben-To, the anime that depicts the atrocities of discount bento combat, might finally have been licen... read
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FUNimation @ events

FUNimation posts up their 2014 convention schedule


Stalking that isn't illegal
Feb 01
In case you're making your convention plans for this year already, save some room for FUNimation in your schedules. They're attending a lot of the big ones, of course, like San Diego Comic Con, Otakon in Baltimore, SXSW Gamin... read
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Very busy but oh so funny!
I really enjoy moe, but I also really enjoy comedy. So what do you get when you sit me down in front of a solid combination of the two? You get one happy little camper who is ready to say please sir, may I have some more! read feature

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One Piece news

Funimation snags rights for One Piece, season 6


No surprises here
Jan 18
Earlier today, Funimation announced that they've acquired the rights for home video distribution of One Piece, season 6. One Piece, of course, remains super popular with fans and Funimation seems to be doing a fantastic job w... read
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Fun but not very memorable
For my first assignment here at Japanator, I decided to tackle First Impressions of Noragami. I had actually watched the first episode of this series right when it first premiered on Funimation's site, but in just a few short days, I had almost completely forgotten what I had seen. That's never a good sign, is it? read feature

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They take gattai very seriously
When you think Shoji Kawamori, his work on Macross immediately comes to mind. It's been one of the most influential properties in Japan since it's debut. However, another major show that Kawamori worked on is Aquarion. You mi... read feature

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So, how dandy is he?
It's a good time to be an anime fan. Right now, you can watch a brand new anime series on TV each week (dubbed, too!) several hours before it airs in Japan. If dubs aren't your thing, you can watch it subbed the following morning. Whatever your preferred way to watch your crazy Japanese cartoons, you can do it easily from any device you'd like. We're living in the future! And so is Space Dandy. read feature

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Space Dandy

FUNimation drops some Space Dandy streaming science


Where to go to get your Space Dandy fix
Jan 06
I don't know if you've heard, but Space Dandy is kind of a big deal. With such a big release hitting both Japan and abroad in so many places, FUNimation has gone and posted where and when you can watch it. You can watch Space... read
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Way too much luck to go around
When I first started watching Good Luck Girl, I had just finished up the sex comedy B Gata H Kei (Yamada's First Time), which was surprisingly hilarious given its lack of actual sex. I'm a big supporter of anime comedies, esp... read feature

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Anime

FUNimation adds Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha to line up


More fox gods equals more fun
Dec 27
Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha has officially been added to FUNimation's winter 2014 simulcast line up! The anime is based off the manga written and illustrated by Morohe Yoshida herself. It began serialization back in August 2010,... read
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Evangelion

Evangelion 3.0 delayed


My heart, it hurts
Dec 21
So if your a dedicated Evangelion fan like myself, you've been waiting for the third movie of the series to come out on DVD for ages. I want to own it for myself so badly, and I know a lot of other people want to as well... read
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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
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Space Dandy

Party in Vegas with Space Dandy and Otakon Vegas


Special premiere event with voice actor
Dec 13
Las Vegas seems like the right place to celebrate the first episode of Space Dandy, and so Otakon Vegas and FUNimation are having a sneak preview on the day it airs on Adult Swim, on Saturday, January 4th. Space Dandy's premi... read
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Toonami's January 4th premiere date reaffirmed
In an effort to hype us all to death -- and no, we certainly don't mind -- Bandai Visual has reaffirmed Space Dandy's January 4th premiere for Adult Swim's Toonami block. They've also passed along a short list of English voic... read feature

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Mamoru Hosoda leads us through another adorable adventure
A girl and her werewolf. It's a tale as old as the setting sun, right? Or at least as old as the twilight. Mamoru Hosoda has had a solid career so far. He's covered a variety of subjects and each film has been released to cri... read feature

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Black Friday

FUNimation reveals Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals


Save some of that skrilla
Nov 27
It's less than a day and a half until Black Friday, the shopping day that will likely break you. Sure you'll save a couple of bucks, but you'll likely get pushed and shoved and, in some cases, engage in fisticuffs over a chea... read
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Eureka Seven re-licensed

Funimation licenses Eureka Seven TV series


Rescues the show from the defunct Bandai Visual USA
Nov 25
We really shouldn't be surprised. Today, Funimation announced they've licensed Eureka Seven. It's not unheard of for a show to be rescued long after a publisher folds. Following the dissolution of Bandai Visual USA, Funi... read
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KA-NEIGH-DAHHHHHHHH!
If you ask most people who grew up in the late 80s/early 90s what anime was, they’d probably say Akira. This film impacted not only the geeks and nerds, but had the sort of cross-over appeal that most shows don’t ... read feature

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Devil's chess with fanservice
Sometimes, companies like FUNimation license certain titles that meet a certain kind of demand. And there’s no beating around the bush for these shows: sex sells. Although these fanservice-heavy anime rarely feature act... read feature

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Last chance for redemption
One of my largest criticisms in my review of Blood C was that it had no definitive ending. Yes, there was a resolution involving most of the characters in town, but it was clear that the show was a 12-episode precursor to the... read feature

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Wolf Children

Check out some adorable new Wolf Children clips


The DVD and Blu-ray arrive soon, and FUNimation wants you to know!
Oct 30
Mamoru Hosoda's film, Wolf Children, is finally popping up in the US on disc! The film will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on November 26th, and to promote it, FUNimation have uploaded two clips on the film to their YouTube ... read
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The fighting anime we've been waiting years for?
Ever since Guilty Gear tantalized us with wonderfully animated cutscenes, we've been begging the world to give us an anime based on one of Arc System Works' fighting games. We rejoiced upon hearing that BlazBlue&nbs... read feature

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Blood C

Blood C receives animation award


Well, the animation WAS pretty good
Oct 22
While it isn't a perfect show, Blood C is an alright horror show that looks and sounds solid. It seems that other publications agreed, as the 12 episode program was awarded the 2013 Reaper Award for Best Animation. Presented ... read
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FUNimation Friday Frights

FUNimation has your horror fix


Tune in on weekends
Oct 19
FUNimation updated their blog recently noting that each Friday leading up to Halloween, they'll be posting up a horror movie or series for those looking for spooky watching material on the weekends. The latest big title you c... read
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Congratulations, you have saved Gamindustri
If there’s one recurring theme with most video game anime, it’s that it tends do a very poor job translating the game experience into animated form. One of the major hindrances is the differences between media, si... read feature

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Dubbing

Will Sailor Moon get a new English voice?


Rumor has it she will
Oct 05
I have to admit, as excited as I am for the new Sailor Moon anime we're supposedly getting one of these days, the question "Who's going to be handling the dub?" hasn't exactly been at the forefront of my mind. I'm more concer... read
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Sankarea Recall

FUNimation changes Sankarea replacement to recall


FUNi and your retailer will work it out
Oct 04
Not too long ago FUNimation posted a public service announcement regarding their release of Sankarea. The teenage zombie romantic comedy featured a gruesome scene with Rea, who gets, well, turned into a zombie from a nasty fa... read






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