AX 10: FUNi licensing most of summer and more


That's a lot of licenses, and it all happened so quickly that we never even managed to boot up our proprietary Japanator Licensing Bingo machine. Sorry, dear readers. You'll have to make do with this picture of Hans Landa.

As might have been implied in this post's headline, and our own Jeff Chuang was there to hear it all, including the revelation that a considerable chunk of this season's new anime (which we previewed here, here and here) would be simulcasted, including Sekirei ~Pure Engagement~, Legend of the Legendary Heroes, Shi-ki, and the second seasons of Black Butler and Sengoku Basara. The live-action Moyashimon dorama series was also licensed, and will start flowing through a certain series of tubes on July 8th.

Speaking of things with "A Certain" in their titles, FUNi also announced 2011 licenses for A Certain Magical Index and its spinoff, A Certain Scientific Railgun. Joining them would be the second season of Darker than Black, the Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail OVA, new volumes of Hellsing Ultimate, and a raftload of Shakugan no Shana properties, including TV season two, the OVA, and the movie. Topping the cake, though, was the announcement of Trigun: Badlands Rumble, the Trigun movie which Sakuracon attendees might have seen in April

Had enough? Too bad, because there's more! And by "more" I mean "refugees from Geneon", in the form of licensing arrangements for Texhnolyze, Ai Yori Aoshi, Armitage III, Haibane Renmei, Hellsing TV, Serial Experiments Lain, Tenchi in Tokyo, Tenchi Universe, the Tenchi Muyo! OVAs, and the Tenchi Muyo! movies.

Whew! Times ahead look pretty busy, don't you think?


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