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Kadokawa USA Announces Six New Anime

Rental Magica, Spice and Wolf, Junjou Romantica, more confirmed for U.S. release; no distributor named yet

At their panel, the industry representatives from Kadokawa USA announced that their company now holds the North American licenses to the anime series Junjou Romantica, Spice and Wolf, Rental Magica, My Heartfelt Sympathy, Ninomiya-kun, H2O ~Footprints in the Sand~, and Coo ~ Our Guardian. Last month, Kadokawa USA requested that the AnimeSuki.com website remove links to the illegal fansubs of five of these series, along with six others.

Generally, Kadokawa USA does not actually distribute anime in North America directly, but partners with other, more established companies. No specific distributor for any of the six series has been named yet.

Source: Anime News Network

Gundam 00 to Run on Sci Fi Channel on November 17

Two episodes to air weekly

The North American distributor Bandai Entertainment has announced at its Anime Expo panel on Friday that the Mobile Suit Gundam 00 series will premiere on America’s Sci Fi Channel on November 17. Two episodes will air weekly, similar to how two epsiodes of Gurren Lagann will begin airing July 28. A new Gundam television series has not run in the United States since Mobile Suit Gundam Seed.

The series starts a new timeline, based on our own real-world A.D. history, in which mankind has splintered into three major factions. A group known as the Celestial Being aims to eradicate war with giant robotic mecha known as Gundams and their Gundam Meister pilots. Fullmetal Alchemist‘s Seiji Mizushima directed this series, and Honey and Clover‘s Yousuke Kuroda oversaw the scripts. Yun Kouga. Loveless and Earthian manga creator Yun Kouga is designing the original characters, which Basilisk‘s Michinori Chiba adapted for animation. The first 25 episodes ran from October of 2007 to April of 2008.

Source: Anime News Network

Funimation Picks Up Over 30 Former AD Vision Titles

Funimation Picks Up Over 30 Former AD Vision Titles

The North American anime distributor FUNimation Entertainment and Japan’s ARM Corporation have announced that ARM has transfered the rights to more than 30 of its titles — all previously held by A.D. Vision — to Funimation. Those rights include the home video, broadcast, digital, and merchandising rights in North America and other regions. The complete list of transferred titles is as follows:

  • 009-1
  • Ah! My Goddess: Flights of Fancy
  • Air Gear
  • Air movie
  • Air TV
  • Blade of the Phantom Master
  • Comic Party: Revolution
  • Coyote Ragtime Show
  • Devil May Cry
  • Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor TV
  • Jing, King of Bandits: Seventh Heaven
  • Jinki:Extend
  • Kanon
  • Kyoshiro to Towa no Sora (once titled as Shattered Angels by ADV Films)
  • Le Chevalier D’Eon
  • Magikano
  • Moeyo Ken TV
  • Moonlight Mile
  • Murder Princess
  • Nerima Daikon Brothers
  • Pani Poni Dash!
  • Project Blue Earth SOS
  • Pumpkin Scissors
  • Red Garden
  • Sgt. Keroro 1st & 2nd
  • Tokyo Majin
  • UFO Princess Valkyrie
  • Utawarerumono
  • Venus Versus Virus
  • The Wallflower
  • Welcome to the NHK
  • Xenosaga

These are most of the titles that had been removed from ADV Films‘ catalog in January. A majority of them were relisted in ADV Films‘ catalog in February, only to be gradually removed for a second time. ADV Films also once planned to release Gurren Lagann, but Bandai Entertainment announced in May that it had acquired the series. 5 Centimeters Per Second is not on Funimation‘s list of transferred titles, but copies of ADV Films‘ release remain available at retailers.

The joint Funimation/ARM announcement comes the day after Funimation announced it will also manufacture and distribute select titles that Geneon Entertainment (USA) had planned to release before it ceased in-house DVD distribution. Funimation indicated that the new titles from ARM will be significant to its efforts in “social networking, the FUNimation Channel, and Internet VOD.”

Source: Anime News Network

Wow Funimation is really doing alot, i wonder what they have planned next??

FUNimation Entertainment and Geneon Entertainment Sign Exclusive Distribution Agreement for North America

FUNimation Entertainment and Geneon Entertainment
Sign Exclusive Distribution Agreement for North America

FUNimation® Entertainment, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Navarre Corporation, and Geneon Entertainment (USA) Inc., a leading producer of Japanese animation, announced today their partnership to distribute select DVD titles in North America.

Under the terms of the agreement, FUNimation Entertainment obtains the exclusive rights to the manufacturing, marketing, sales and distribution of established Geneon titles, including international successes Ergo Proxy, Hellsing Ultimate and Black Lagoon.

Among the first titles to be released includes the special edition of Hellsing Ultimate, directed by Tomokazu Tokoro and produced by Satelight (Aquarion and Baldr Force EXE Resolution).

Follow up releases include Black Lagoon Second Barrage, Karin, Kyo Kara Maoh Season 2, and Lyrical Nanoha.

“Geneon is a strong producer, known for excellent production and quality of its anime series,” said Gen Fukunaga, president and CEO of FUNimation Entertainment. “We are pleased to partner with them and we are committed to the successful release of these series.”

“FUNimation’s momentum as the leading anime distributor continues to build,” said Yushin Soga, president and CEO of Geneon. “We are sure this partnership will only grow the prominence of our portfolio.”

Additional titles include: Black Lagoon, Elemental Gelade, Fate Stay Night, Kamichu, Ninja Vixens, Paradise Kiss, Rozen Maiden, Rozen Maiden Traumend, Shana, Shonen Onmyouji, The Familiar of Zero, The Story of Saiunkoku, When They Cry, and The Law of Ueki.

Source: www.funimation.com

Oh Funimation i love you so, you are the heroes of the Anime Industry in America.!!!!!!!!!