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According to Mania.com, FUNimation announced in a press release at the Anime Detour convention the acquirement of the U.S. and Canadian home entertainment, broadcast, digital, and merchandise rights to Fractale. They will release the anime series on DVD and Blu-ray in 2012.

FUNimation also announced the U.S. and Canadian home entertainment, broadcast, digital, mobile, and merchandise rights to Freezing. They will release the 12 episode anime series on DVD and Blu-ray in 2012.

In addition, FUNimation announced their acquirement from Bandai Visual Co. Ltd. of Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike. They now hold the U.S. and Canadian home entertainment, broadcast, theatrical, digital, and merchandising rights for the 2009 anime movie. FUNimation will release it on DVD and Blu-ray in 2012.

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YAY!!! Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike

Meh... Fractale and Freezing

I was sure Princess Jellyfish was going to be announced first, seeing as how it was one of the Noitamina anime that I watched and liked (how many does that make it now?). Oh well. I'll just have to wait until con season to hear any news about it... along with a much needed Tatami Galaxy announcement ^_-
 
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FUNimation.. at least they didn't take anything great.
 
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Apr 4, 2011 12:46 AM
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/Was there when it was announced. :3

I don't really see the appeal in Fractale, but I loved the other two titles. Hoorah!
 
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Justmiff said:
FUNimation.. at least they didn't take anything great.


Haters gonna hate. If you want to hate on licensors, at least aim it in the right direction: Manga UK.
 
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Onibokusu said:
Justmiff said:
FUNimation.. at least they didn't take anything great.


Haters gonna hate. If you want to hate on licensors, at least aim it in the right direction: Manga UK.


And Bandai Entertainment. You can't forget about Bandai Entertainment.
 
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Apr 4, 2011 1:49 AM

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lol freezing. why would anyone bother
 
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Apr 4, 2011 1:51 AM

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Ah Fractale..
 
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Apr 4, 2011 2:07 AM

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*FUNimation .
You shouldn't be watching this !
 
Apr 4, 2011 3:53 AM

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I guess they got Fractale cheap and aim to sell it to the Ghibli fans that haven't heard about it yet. But what would they want with Freezing?
 
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Huh. Fractale and Freezing weren't very popular. I can kind of understand why they got Fractale. It's the kind of thing that looks good and would attract people who haven't heard of it. Especially Ghibli fans. And some episodes of it weren't bad.
But Freezing? Seriously?

I don't hate funimation so much. I just really hate that "You should be watching." that they say in front of everything. It's so annoying! I always try to fast forward through it or turn the volume all the way down. Ugh, it's annoying.
 
Apr 4, 2011 5:06 AM

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Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike not bad cause i wanna see it
 
Apr 4, 2011 5:59 AM

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Woot! Tales of Vesperia :3
 
Apr 4, 2011 6:02 AM
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I don't hate funimation so much. I just really hate that "You should be watching." that they say in front of everything. It's so annoying! I always try to fast forward through it or turn the volume all the way down. Ugh, it's annoying.


It's called a slogan, every company has one. Go cry about it.
 
Apr 4, 2011 6:41 AM

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Hmmm...gotta watch Fractale, though why Freezing? Its rumored be bad.
 
Apr 4, 2011 7:15 AM

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Oh boy, Freezing BDs? These are new I'm very glad to hear. Now license Qwaser too.
 
Apr 4, 2011 7:25 AM

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I'm happy First Strike is coming here.

Maybe it's a push to help bring the PS3 game over as well. Maybe.
 
Apr 4, 2011 7:28 AM

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Oh boy, Freezing BDs? These are new I'm very glad to hear. Now license Qwaser too.


If anything, I would say that Qwaser's a pending Media Blasters license waiting to happen. They do have Queen's Blade after all ^_-
 
Apr 4, 2011 7:55 AM

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I can't wait to see their advertising campaign for Freezing after their previous hilariously awful campaign for Sekirei.
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Apr 4, 2011 9:39 AM

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Why hate on funimation? they've brought over a few good titles at good prices. i dunno about you but ide rather spend 15 bucks for the complete season of Welcome to the NHK like i did than 50 on a shitty recap movie like bandai tries to do.
 
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Noo not Tales of Vesperia! Now I feel bad for spending so much on that Blu-ray release instead of waiting. I honestly did not think it would ever be released in the U.S. much like alot of other Tales series movie(s). Such bittersweet news, I guess ill just buy it again.
 
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Tales of Vesperia seems interesting, and now that I know of it, I will most likely watch it at one point or another. As for Fractale, I enjoy the series, but I don't think it's a series that I would want to buy. I really love the author of Freezing, but I didn't enjoy the anime adaptation that much.

I have no complaints, because FUNimation is at least better than some of the other companies. There are many things that could be improved, but things are decent enough that I can't really complain.
 
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jpem said:
Why hate on funimation? they've brought over a few good titles at good prices. i dunno about you but ide rather spend 15 bucks for the complete season of Welcome to the NHK like i did than 50 on a shitty recap movie like bandai tries to do.


Pretty much this.

Excited to own the first strike on blu ray :D Not sure what the appeal is for fractale and freezing but whatever.
 
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Can they license Kuragehime please!
 
Apr 4, 2011 3:55 PM
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Regardless of our opinions on FUNimation, what were they thinking licensing Freezing. Fractale is right up their alley and can be easily found a market but Freezing is just a huge pile of garbage.

 
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I look forward to the ToV anime. ^_^
 
Apr 4, 2011 6:32 PM

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Tayloroids said:
FUCK YEAH THE FIRST STRIKE! I'm happy to have another movie to add to my tiny collection. :)

Linalee-Stratos said:
Hmmm...gotta watch Fractale, though why Freezing? Its rumored be bad.

I wouldn't say it's bad, just decent. A lot of people are probably put off because they show some boobs during combat. I'm usually put off by ecchi anime with a lot of girls, but the story is pretty interesting imo.


Lol, some boobs?
 
Apr 4, 2011 7:45 PM

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But not Kuragehime?? Ugh, man.
 
Apr 5, 2011 1:58 PM

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Cool, Funi's bringing over ToV. I hope they get all the voice actors from the game to play the parts. :)
 
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well looking forward to freezing dub wonder which female funi will be in it?

also for on curious wonder will they also include those mini ova freezing as well?
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Really looking forward to see how they butcher Freezing with English dubs. Good thing I DL all of the subbed versions because if they are licensing it then it will be harder to find sites to DL it from. Freezing was a good anime in my opinion but sometimes I wish they would have given the boobs a rest a bit . Nonetheless a good anime that I enjoyed watching.
 
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They better get the voice actors from the game or it won't be that good
 
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Hmph. I really don't care about the licencing.
IMHO it's only useful for dubbing, when they do it right, anyway.

I admit at the moment I'm just now starting to watch Freezing, but my two cents is that it's quite high-quality, especially compared to the series it's often grouped with, Seikon no Qwaser, which I did enjoy.
 
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I just hope we get ToV: first strike to europe
 
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jpem said:
Why hate on funimation? they've brought over a few good titles at good prices. i dunno about you but ide rather spend 15 bucks for the complete season of Welcome to the NHK like i did than 50 on a shitty recap movie like bandai tries to do.
I loved FUNimation until they decided they wanted to sue Sentai Filmworks and co. Now I only buy from Sentai.

Even despite this fact, they're still a great licensing company. Just too greedy.
 
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Onibokusu said:
losslesswings said:

I don't hate funimation so much. I just really hate that "You should be watching." that they say in front of everything. It's so annoying! I always try to fast forward through it or turn the volume all the way down. Ugh, it's annoying.


It's called a slogan, every company has one. Go cry about it.


Personally I like how they say that, it's at least different from others.

 
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meh, now i cant torrent those =(
 
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