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According to AnimeNewsNetwork, Funimation announced at Anime Boston 2010 that they have acquired following new titles:

Higashi no Eden Recap Movie - Air Communication
Higashi no Eden - Movie I: The King of Eden
Higashi no Eden - Movie II: Paradise Lost
Spice and Wolf II
Chobits

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the eden movies should be a solid buy.... kind of surprised to see chobits on there after all this time.
 
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Well I sure was hoping they'd announce something better like... I don't know, Ristorante Paradiso or hell, more seasons of Case Closed, but it's good for the fans of those shows, I guess :1
 
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Yeah, Chobits is odd to be on there...

I have all of Spice and Wolf stored on my PC, so no worries, but not Higashi no Eden. Might have to book it...
 
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....Chobits?

You mean they're going to re-dub it with new voices, even though it's already dubbed?

....lame. They did that with TTGL as well..there's no need for two different dubs. One is enough. It just brings confusion when people want to say which voice actors did what voices in what anime. Ugh..I hate when they do that.
 
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Why are the releasing Chobits after it's been out for so long? New dub cast?

In any case, I'd like to see what they're gonna do with Higashi no Eden. If Laura Bailey is not Saki, I will be peeved. Unless, they're just releasing it with subs.
 
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Wow. I just finished Chobits.

tehnominator said:
Why are the releasing Chobits after it's been out for so long? New dub cast?

In any case, I'd like to see what they're gonna do with Higashi no Eden. If Laura Bailey is not Saki, I will be peeved. Unless, they're just releasing it with subs.


I'm guessing Pioneer/Geneon (since they're still facing financial problems as I assume) gave Funi the license to Chobits. We shouldn't worry about another dub cast. I mean they haven't changed Slayers' dub cast in its older seasons so it shouldn't be a problem. Personally I love Chobits. This is a good idea so that it doesn't get forgotten or overshadowed by today's current popular anime. It doesn't deserve that.
 
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Hmm, kind of pointless that they licensed the recap of Higashi, I don't really see anyone buying that, but oh well, since it's part of the franchise. I'll buy the movies regardless of the R1 code, though.
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Great news about EotE movies. It's beyond me why Funi is taking so long to finish dubbing the TV series, especially when compared to Dragon Ball Kai that they acquired just the other month and the first boxset is ready for sale in May.

Never cared for Spice and Wolf, the narrative never appealed to me and always found Horo overrated. Not surprised about Chobits after Funi's acquisition of X; it seems they are out to hunt every CLAMP title imaginable, won't be surprised if we heard news about Card Captor Sakura some time in the future.

And BTW, Funi, where's my Evangelion 02: You Can [NOT] Advance >_>
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Funimation is making good anime buying decisions?
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Apr 4, 2010 11:48 AM
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Hey they're getting the recap movie too! I'll be able to watch it non-raw then! Sweeeet.

Spicy wolves is always good and I'm surprised it took them this long to get it.
 
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dang this licensing...

those animes will soon be vanishing on megavideo...

btw....what are those for???
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Where on earth does it say they are redubbing Chobits? And why would they spend more money to redub something that doesn't need a redub? Not talking about any potential quality of the acting, I'm just talking about a finished product.

Pointless to license a recap movie but it's probably apart of the Eden of the East package deal.
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ShadowAlex said:
Pointless to license a recap movie but it's probably apart of the Eden of the East package deal.
It's actually kind of clever, they could just put all three movies into theaters and leave out the TV series entirely or release "Eden of the East Trilogy". Either way, I'm sure they got it cheap or free, like you said.
 
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kuroshiroi said:
ShadowAlex said:
Pointless to license a recap movie but it's probably apart of the Eden of the East package deal.
It's actually kind of clever, they could just put all three movies into theaters and leave out the TV series entirely or release "Eden of the East Trilogy". Either way, I'm sure they got it cheap or free, like you said.


But didn't they already acquire rights for the actual show?


 
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It's nice to see Eden of the East, and S&W II on the future roster.

Higurashi Kai has brought in overload sales according to ANN podcasts, FuniCon 2.0, and sales records. Hopefully the excuse of "Wait and see" will end once the remastered boxset is release this may.
 
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Chobits? Thats so 8 years ago.
 
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desolato said:
kuroshiroi said:
ShadowAlex said:
Pointless to license a recap movie but it's probably apart of the Eden of the East package deal.
It's actually kind of clever, they could just put all three movies into theaters and leave out the TV series entirely or release "Eden of the East Trilogy". Either way, I'm sure they got it cheap or free, like you said.
But didn't they already acquire rights for the actual show?
Yes, but some people might just want to watch 3 movies?
 
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tehnominator said:
Why are the releasing Chobits after it's been out for so long? New dub cast?

In any case, I'd like to see what they're gonna do with Higashi no Eden. If Laura Bailey is not Saki, I will be peeved. Unless, they're just releasing it with subs.


i think because the liscence holder went bust so its relicenced under FUNI lol altho i hated the dubs and translation i prefered the fansubs cause of "panties" instead of underpants loool
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Tomodachi said:
i think because the liscence holder went bust so its relicenced under FUNI lol altho i hated the dubs and translation i prefered the fansubs cause of "panties" instead of underpants loool


I heard the guy who was in charge of making the dub wanted that line to be "panties" and it was the original Japanese people who wanted that line to be "underpants"....(and yes, Chobits was previously owned by Geneon USA but they ended up going bankrupt).

Anywho, pointless trivia aside, I really hope Funi doesn't bother redubbing Chobits, as I think its fine as is. Sure its not one of the best dubs ever (refer to the infamous "underpants" line), but I find it better than many of the dubs Funi puts out these days. Same goes for X.

I'm rather annoyed Funi hasn't liceneced Cardcaptor Sakura yet. As it has a large following, even today, so it does have potential for profit. Then theres yet to be a proper non-edited dub for it that stays true to the original (not counting the dub by Animax), and then the DVDs only had a subbed version. So instead of possibly redubbing Chobits, they should be dubbing CCS. Not to mention I own all of Chobits (except vol 5) on DVD, so i'm not going to bother rebuying it. Meanwhile, I only own half of CCS, as Geneon when up and out before I had the chance to get the whole series on DVD. So i'm willing to buy/rebuy DVDs for CCS so I can get a dub and complete my collection, and i'm sure other CCS fans feel the same way.
 
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Raven_Shinobi said:
And BTW, Funi, where's my Evangelion 02: You Can [NOT] Advance >_>


The DVD's not even out in Japan yet. It's pretty much a given that Funi will pick it up as soon as they can, though.

I wonder how they'll end up dubbing Eden's first episode
 
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Chobits? The show wasn't even that great. You're tearing me apart Funi! :<
 
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ppizzapie said:
Raven_Shinobi said:
And BTW, Funi, where's my Evangelion 02: You Can [NOT] Advance >_>


The DVD's not even out in Japan yet. It's pretty much a given that Funi will pick it up as soon as they can, though.

I wonder how they'll end up dubbing Eden's first episode


Watch Beck. Thats how.
It will be a confusing mess but what ever.

as far as dubbing goes, Funi does a decent job.



I'm glad to see they are still getting into older shows.


Stoked on Eden.
Definite buy for sure.

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ppizzapie said:
Raven_Shinobi said:
And BTW, Funi, where's my Evangelion 02: You Can [NOT] Advance >_>


The DVD's not even out in Japan yet. It's pretty much a given that Funi will pick it up as soon as they can, though.
But the Paradise Lost DVDs aren't out yet either, are they? Yet they still licensed it.

They will surely get 2.0 at some point, however.

Also, here is another source. This is the source that AnimeSuki used for updating their license database with these licenses.

http://www.mania.com/aodvb/showthread.php?t=99410
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The other shows, I've never heard of(yes i'm a noob :P), but Chobits???? They're just acquiring that show NOW?

 
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Just hope that they won't ruin eden of the east by their dubs.
 
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nice
 
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Finally, I though that I was going to have to watch Spice and Wolf with subs. I liked the dubbed version, so hopefully they will release it soon.
 
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Fight4Glory said:
Just hope that they won't ruin eden of the east by their dubs.


All you have to do, Is not watch the dub.

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I'm so excited that they have aquired Spice and Wolf II. I just finished the first season not too long ago and I kept checking the news page to see when it was going to be aquired. So now to wait for the DVD release....
 
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They said they were going to be releasing Spice and Wolf II with English dubs sometime this year but they havent announced a concrete release date.

I prefer to watch it with dubs alot more then having to read subtitles while trying to concentrate on whats going on in the screen at the same time.
 
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Spice & Wolf II --- August 2nd --- In Blu-Ray this time (I don't know how many of their goddamn cards I sent in begging for that XD).

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Hmm Spice and Wolf II? This is not a joke right because this has got to be one of the best pieces of news I have heard in a long time. Loved both seasons and FUNIMATION did a decent job with the dubs so not much of a turn off like some of the dubs that I have seen. Looks like there may be hope for our 3rd season if this sells well. Any hope is good enough to grab onto even if it is a small ray of hope I will take hold of it.
 
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Their season 1 release was fantastic and the fact that they're releasing a LE and on bluray makes it even better.

People, please support the show so we can get a season 3! :)
 
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I WANT THIS!!!!! Definitely gonna buy it.
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O.o WhAt! wHaT!... Season two out August? this has made my day! NO... on the contrary! My week! :D
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Centent said:
Spice & Wolf II --- August 2nd --- In Blu-Ray this time (I don't know how many of their goddamn cards I sent in begging for that XD).

http://www.rightstuf.com/1-800-338-6827/catalogmgr/PNQNlH1YW1TSTj8vYC/browse/item/91990/4/0/0


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that is not the final art, the final art is on amazon.com
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/91HRcYrhdoL._AA1500_.jpg
plus its gonna be a dual release including both dvd and blu-ray
 
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D4wGhosty said:

that is not the final art, the final art is on amazon.com
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/91HRcYrhdoL._AA1500_.jpg
plus its gonna be a dual release including both dvd and blu-ray


That's the Limited Edidion. The Standard Edition would seem to be the one that uses the art from above.
 
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I dont really get whats happening... I watch Higashi no Eden on -English Sub-
and as for Spice and Wolf, I watched it on English Dub so I was waiting (still am) for 'Spice and Wolf II English Dub' to come out.

-and whats about Chobits being re-dubbed?
 
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In case anyone was really curious, the Limited Edition is an artbox for the first and second season:


Though I wouldn't exactly call it "snug":
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It's bothersome how Funimation have decided to sell S&WII only as a DVD/Blu-ray combo. Why would someone who's interested in buying the DVD want the Blu-ray release, as well?

I won't be buying S2 for awhile, anyhow. I'm too into the manga to want to refresh my memory and I disliked the last half too much to rush and order it, ASAP.
 
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