FUNimation Acquires ‘Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence’

FUNimation Entertainment has announced their acquisition of the rights for Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence. They do not have a release date for it yet, but they will be releasing it on home video in the future. The 2004 film is a sequel to Mamoru Oshii’s 1995 Ghost in the Shell film. Production I.G. handled the animation production for each adaptation. The films are based on Masamune Shirow&...

FUNimation Reveals the Details of Their ‘Shin Godzilla’ License

FUNimation Films announced that they had acquired the live-action film Shin Godzilla from Toho Company, Ltd. yesterday at their panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2016. They have just posted the details of this license. FUNimation has the theatrical, home video, video on demand and broadcast rights for the new film. These rights cover the Americas, which include North America, Central America, South Ame...

FUNimation Previews Their Upcoming ‘Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign’ Releases

A post has been uploaded to FUNimation’s blog detailing their upcoming releases of Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign. They released Part One on DVD and Blu-ray in May this year and will be releasing Part Two on September 27, 2016. The cover art of Part One focused on the humans, but FUNimation wanted to depict the conflict between the humans and the vampires using the cover art of their home ...

FUNimation’s Announcements from San Diego Comic-Con 2016

FUNimation Entertainment has just hosted their FUNimation Industry Panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2016. From this panel comes four announcements, including titles that continue FUNimation’s recent trend of branching out into live-action acquisitions. First up is the announcement of a Blu-ray release of Ergo Proxy. This is the first time that 23-episode series will be available in North America...

Dragon Ball Super Funimation Dub Confirmed

After over an entire year of airing in Japan, Funimation have finally seemed to secure the rights to dub Dragon Ball Super in English for the rest of the world. Jason Douglas, voice actor for Beerus the God of Destruction posted an image on his Instagram (which has since been removed) showing an image of Beerus from the very first episode of Dragon Ball Super with the comment ‘He’s Awa...

What FUNimation Is Releasing in July 2016

FUNimation Entertainment is releasing several anime titles in North America this month. Included in this month’s releases are new titles as well as some popular series from the last decade. July 5, 2016: Aquarion EVOL Season Two S.A.V.E. – DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack. Guilty Crown Complete Series – DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack. Karneval Complete Series S.A.V.E. – DVD and Blu-r...

FUNimation Reveals the ‘Barakamon’ English Dub Cast

FUNimation Entertainment has revealed the English dub cast for their upcoming home video release of NTV’s 2014 anime adaptation of Barakamon. The English dub cast is as follows (character/actor): Handa – Robert McCollum Naru – Alison Viktorin Miwa – Lynsey Hale Tama – Apphia Yu Hiroshi – Clifford Chapin Hina – Lara Woodhull Kenta – Leah Clark Kawafuj...

FUNimation to Bring the ‘Rurouni Kenshin’ Film Trilogy to U.S. Theaters

FUNimation Entertainment is bringing the live-action Rurouni Kenshin film trilogy to the U.S. this autumn. The first film, subtitled Origins, will be shown in cinemas from August 8-10. Kyoto Inferno, the second film, will be shown in cinemas from September 12-14. The Legend Ends, the final film in the trilogy, will be shown from October 3-5. The films are adapted from the original manga series and...

FUNimation Reveals Its Releases of the ‘Haruhi Suzumiya’ Anime

FUNimation Entertainment has revealed the details of its upcoming (re)releases of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya anime. The first season is being released in time for its 10th anniversary. The second season and all spin-offs will also be released. The first and second seasons will be available individually and together on DVD and Blu-ray. The release will feature extras that were previously una...

What FUNimation Is Releasing in June 2016

FUNimation Entertainment is releasing several anime titles this month. The following list details all of those releases. June 7, 2016: Fairy Tail Part Twenty – DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack. This set features episodes 227-239. On-disc extras include: “Guild Pride: Fairy Tail”, episode commentaries, the textless opening and ending animations, the U.S. trailer and trailers. Gonna be t...

‘The Boy and the Beast’ Wins Best Animation of the Year at the JMC Awards

Mamoru Hosoda’s latest anime film The Boy and The Beast has won the Best Animation of the Year award at the Japan Movie Critics Awards. These are the 25th annual Japan Movie Critics Awards. Mamoru Hosoda previously won the same award in 2013 with his film Wolf Children. The Boy and the Beast has also won multiple other awards and was nominated for more. The film premiered with the English du...

What FUNimation Is Releasing in May 2016

Although they are starting much later in the month than usual, FUNimation Entertainment will be releasing a few popular anime titles in North America this May. FUNimation’s releases for May 2016 are as follows: May 17, 2016: Assassination Classroom Season One, Part One – Standard and Limited Edition DVD and Blu-ray Combo Packs. The sets contain episodes 1-11. On-disc extras include episode c...

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