Funimation Partial February ’17 Solicitations

 

This weekend, Funimation revealed three Kadokawa shows that they would be releasing in February. Two are Bandai re-licenses, one of which didn’t get released before Bandai Ent. shutdown (Nichijou) and the third has never been licensed for home video (Betrayal Knows My Name). We don’t have all the information on these releases yet, but Funimation’s full February solicitation should be released next week.

Title Date SRP Runtime
Betrayal Knows My Name, The Complete Collection (sub) February 28, 2017 $? ? mins
Nichijou – My Ordinary Life Complete Collection (sub BD/DVD) February 7, 2017 $? ? mins
Scrapped Princess Complete Collection (BD/DVD) February 28, 2017 $? ? mins

Now then, where’s Gosick? That’s the one I really want.

Otakon ’16 Anime Announcement Summary

Another Otakon has come and gone. Here’s a quick summary of the anime related announcements.

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Funimation Licenses Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence

License was announced at the Production I.G panel at Anime Expo. The movie was originally released on DVD in North America by Go Fish Pictures (it was part of Dreamworks), followed a few years later by a release on bluray and DVD by Bandai Entertainment. The Bandai releases were short-lived however, and became quite expensive on the secondary market, so a re-release is definitely welcome.

Funimation Licenses Shinkai’s New Film Kimi no Na wa.

It was announced at the World Premiere / Panel for the movie. I always associate Shinkai’s stuff with Sentai, so seeing this with Funimation is a bit strange. Still I look forward to adding it to my collection.

Mitsuha is a female high school student who lives in a rural town nestled deep in the mountains. Her father is the mayor and isn’t at home much, and she lives with her elementary school-aged little sister and her grandmother. Mitsuha has an honest personality, but she doesn’t like the customs of her family’s Shinto shrine, nor does she like her father participating in an election campaign. She laments that she lives in a confined rural town, and yearns for the wonderful lifestyle of living in Tokyo. Taki is a male high school student who lives in central Tokyo. He spends time with his friends, works part-time at an Italian restaurant, and is interested in architecture and fine arts. One day, Mitsuha has a dream where she is a young man. Taki also has a dream where he is a female high school student in a town in the mountains that he has never been to. What is the secret to their dreams of personal experience?

Anime Expo 2016 Anime News – Day 3: Funimation Panel

Funimation had two major announcements at their panel. First off they will be re-releasing Code Geass S1 and 2 in a Collector’s Edition on October 4th. The set will be bluray-only.

Back for the series’ 10th anniversary, both seasons of Code Geass will feature a brand-new Japanese 5.1 surround sound audio mix used on the recent Japanese Blu-ray box sets—an entirely new viewing experience from previous releases. This isn’t just the original stereo audio re-mastered: the music and sound effects have actually been painstakingly re-recorded, all under the quality supervision of director Goro Taniguchi himself, to really immerse you in all the action and drama. We’re ecstatic to bring you this special new version, in addition to the original Japanese stereo audio and the original English dub.
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Funimation Licenses Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Films

Something I ment to post earlier, but Funimation confirmed that they have the license for the live-action Rurouni Kenshin films. This is something I’ve been wanting to see for a while, so I’m quite excited. It’s too bad that we won’t be getting a re-release of the TV anime, as I’d really like to replace my Media Blaster’s DVDs with something of higher quality (darn Aniplex).

Anime Expo 2016 Anime News – Day 1 Summary

It’s time for Anime Expo again. What happened on day 1? Well, the big announcement of the day probably came from Crunchyroll. The streaming service announced yesterday that they will be entering the home video market. All we know at this point is that their releases will be dubbed and on bluray and DVD. Here’s a  list of the titles they’ve announced so far (more to come):

 

 

The dub for Free! Season 1 has been streaming on Crunchyroll since the beginning of the year and rumors have been going around lately that Gintama is getting a Canadian dub. I’m to assume that dub is on behalf of Crunchyroll.

 

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