Recap of Pop GO posts published on Jul. 29, 2012.
- Funimation Licenses Several New Series And Films
- More Meat, More “Haganai”
- “PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale” Leaks Reveal Remainder of Characters, Stages, And Modes
Recap of Pop GO posts published on Jul. 29, 2012.
Anime distributor Funimation announced at its Otakaon panel on Saturday that it has licensed the following anime: Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar (Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari), Space Battleship Yamato Resurrection, One Piece Film: Strong World, Fairy Tail: Hōō no Miko film and Akira.
It has also added additional rights to Aquarion Evol, Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine, Sankarea, and Maken-Ki! Battling Venus, as well as licensing season two of Fairy Tail and season five of One Piece.
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“Mass Effect: Paragon Lost” First Trailer Direct From SDCC 2012
Remember that Mass Effect anime that Funimation was producing? It looks like things are really progressing well and, as proof, there’s a first trailer hot out of Comic-Con.
The movie is a collaboration between BioWare and Production I.G and stars the gruff James Vega, voiced by Freddie Prince Jr., providing more insight into his mysterious backstory that was alluded to during Mass Effect 3.
Mass Effect: Paragon Lost hits DVD and Blu-ray on November 13, 2012.
Jam-packed with devoted fans, the FUNimation panel provided lots of new additions they have in store.
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Wong FU-Nimation Entertainment
In the newest installment of their weekend vlog, Phil, Wes, and Ted of Wong Fu Productions takes a tour of FUNimation Entertainment and contributes their voices for a scene for One Piece.
Besides being a collision between two fanbases, their tour gives fans of FUNimation a look at how exactly the company works to bring their shows to American audiences. Highlights include hearing the premise of Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt explained to Wong Fu and J. Michael Tatum’s story on becoming a voice actor.
Wong Fu’s cameo will be in the English dub of episode 233.
“Mass Effect: Paragon Lost” Mobilizing This Fall
At SXSW, Funimation brought along some details about the new Mass Effect anime, Paragon Lost, that’s due to be released this fall.
It follows the story of the human character, James Vega, who will be familiar to gamers that have played Mass Effect 3, and will bring everybody up-to-date on James’ exploits prior to the latest game.
The anime will apparently be a more traditional 2D style, unlike their other BioWare production, Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker — due for release on May 29th — which is done in a 3D style that can be seen towards the end of the video.
Dragon Age Anime Will Release in 2012
FUNimation released this promotional art of their Dragon Age anime series.
Titled, “Dragon Age: Dawn Of The Seeker”, information on the series is still scarce, although they did release one other tid bit of information, and for fans of the series, it’s not that good.
Funimation On-Demand now available for Charter customers
For those of you who prefer to watch your anime through your cable television provider, Funimation Channel On-Demand is now available for Charter Cable customers.
Just what does that mean for you? That means you have access to both popular iconic series such as Trigun, One Piece, Fruits Basket and Kenichi, AND recently released, full seasons of anime titles including: Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom, Corpse Princess, Sacred Blacksmith, Eden of the East , and more.
The On-Demand service has three different ways to access anime episodes. Customers can either:
A complete list of details can be found on the official FUNimation blog.
Fractale Production Committee has ordered FUNimation to cease its simulcast of Fractale after one episode. FUNimation has confirmed that the committee has requested them to go on an illegal distribution crusade to rid the internet of unauthorized videos of the anime before it can recommence its simulcast. Streaming sites and file-sharing networks will be cracked down.
Very simply, those of you who watched the first episode of Fractale legally, will now have to resort to watching the rest of the season illegally. My views on legal distribution vs illegal distribution is a mixed bag, and while I understand the stance of the committee, I find it very hard to imagine that they will be able to completely halt the illegal distribution of this anime. Which in turn leads to Fractale not being simulcasted on FUNimation anytime soon, if ever.
If you’d like to watch some anime online, straight from the main source for the price of free ninety-nine, then you’ll be happy to know that FUNimation is planning to show two more series on Youtube.
The anime distributor will show the 24-episode Witchblade series and the 26-episode Vandread series on Youtube.
Taken from the official site, Witchblade is loosely based on the American comic book series:
“Sought by the greed of Men since the dawn of Humankind, but only bestowed upon the woman whose fate it forever scars - The Witchblade. Is it the Righteous Sword of God, or the Hand of the Devil Himself?
Now a new bearer has been chosen and she must discover the answers for herself. As she stands on the brink of destiny, she is forced to seek the balance between ectasy and ruin…”
Vandread’s story, a comical series great space action, goes:
“The battle of the sexes may seem bad on Earth, but in a space colony far, far away, things are even worse. Men and women haven’t seen each other for decades, so they don’t just argue in the future - they go straight for each other’s throats.
Enter lowly Hibiki, a little guy with big dreams of adventure, who finds himself in the middle of a firefight after stowing away in a top secret mech designed to purge the galaxy of estrogen!
But as the gender war rages on, a mysterious crystal weapon forever links their starships – and their destinies. Time is running out as men and women explore their sexual differences, struggle to suppress raging hormones, and fight to survive the threat of a deadly common foe!”
Witchblade is already out on blu-ray and dvd and Vandread is out on dvd.
There seems to be some good news and bad news with Funimation lately.
First, let’s have the punch in the face.
The anime distributor recently announced to retailer, Right Stuf that several titles that were anticipated for release in February are going to be delayed until April.
Also, the sixth volume of the Dragon Ball Z Dragon Box has now been scheduled for July 5, 2011.
But wait, there is some candy and good times on the horizon.
The anime distributor also announced that, along with Japanese studio Toei Animation that there are plans to stream the Dragon Ball Z Anime series in North America, starting on Saturday, January 15 at 8:30 p.m. ET.
Preceding the One Piece simulcast at 9 p.m., each episode will air uncut with options for English dubbing or English subtitles.
Funimation also indicated that it will eventually stream other chapters of the Dragon Ball franchise: Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball GT, and Dragon Ball Z Kai.