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According to their official blog, FUNimation announced earlier today at Sakura-Con that it has acquired the home entertainment, broadcast, digital, mobile, and merchandise rights for the first 48 episodes of the anime series Fairy Tail.

FUNimation has reported that they have already started production on its U.S. release and that its English dub will feature Todd Haberkorn as Natsu.

FUNimation will release the complete series on DVD and Blu-ray later this year.

Source: FUNimation's official blog
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Apr 22, 2011 5:36 PM

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JESUS CHRIST... TODD HABERKORN... T_T
 
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Apr 22, 2011 5:38 PM

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OMG. I don't know if this is a good thing yet but YAY I MIGHT BE ABLE TO BUY NOW. It will be better than Animax dub, at least. May attract fans too. ^_^
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Apr 22, 2011 5:50 PM

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my ears are bleeding
 
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Apr 22, 2011 5:57 PM
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Ugh ew, Todd Haberkorn as Natsu? Terrible choice. He was horrible as Keroro. Guess I can only hope that he does Natsu justice. Meh, I'll still buy the show anyway.
 
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Apr 22, 2011 6:00 PM

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i'm starting to get used to his voice as Allen from D.Grayman and Watanuki from XXXHOLIC anyway but it was pretty obvious that they were going to end up with Fairy Tail...it resembles One Piece alot
 
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Apr 22, 2011 6:05 PM
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Get out.
 
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Apr 22, 2011 6:06 PM
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I would watch the sub version anyways
 
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Apr 22, 2011 6:15 PM

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I love fairy tale and I totally plan to buy this... but Tod as Natsu... I can't see it. Natsu's voice should be deeper... Eh, well, lets see what happens.
 
Apr 22, 2011 6:21 PM

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i wonder if they have any intention of streaming this...



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Apr 22, 2011 6:21 PM

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we'll see if he's talented enough to play Natsu
 
Apr 22, 2011 6:25 PM

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fairy tale getting licensed? sweet

todd haberkorn as natsu? what....

don't get me wrong i love the guy, but i can't see him as natsu. is it possible they might recast someone else? just a though *shrugs*
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Apr 22, 2011 6:58 PM

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Fuck yeah, it's about time it got licensed, and by a good company, too. Todd Haberkorn will probably sound odd as Natsu, but that's more a result of already being so familiar with Natsu's Japanese voice for 70 episodes.
 
Apr 22, 2011 7:13 PM

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Kinda predicted they would...
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Apr 22, 2011 7:14 PM
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You have no idea how happy I am to hear that Fairy Tail is being licenced. But Todd Haberkorn has Natsu? Umm, they do know what type of person Natsu is right? I guess we'll just have to wait and see how this turns out. Looking forward to knowing who everyone else will be played by.
 
Apr 22, 2011 7:31 PM

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no. god no. they had a shot with laura bailey as lucy but they screwed up by getting todd for natsu.
 
Apr 22, 2011 7:32 PM
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OMGosh FINALLY!

However, I don't think, I know Todd Haberkorn is not going to suit Natsu at all. I mean don't get me wrong, I love his voice acting, but having already watched both the animax english and japanese dubs, Todd Haberkorn's voice just won't work as Natsu. And as much as I found the animax voice for Natsu to be a bit unsuited as well, I think I would prefer that over Todd Haberkorn's version (unfortuneately), only because Todd Haberkorn is a bit too high-pitched to play Natsu.

Oh well, i'm still looking forward to it! Maybe i'll get used to his voice after a few episodes. I just hope that Funimation dubs episodes 49 and over as well.

 
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I was SO looking forward to Funimation dubbing (and hopefully doing a MUCH better job then Animax) one of my favorite animes, but after i heard they used Todd Haberkorn as Natsu, my dreams just shattered. TT.TT

Wrong. so wrong for Natsu. omg. eh.
if they mess up Gray too...>.> thats it..
 
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Todd Haberkorn seems to be everywhere. :|
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Apr 22, 2011 7:50 PM

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It was bound to happen...
 
Apr 22, 2011 7:59 PM

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Nice, but I'd rather have Katekyo Hitman Reborn its the only Shounen thats not licensed and/or dubbed in the US yet.
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Apr 22, 2011 9:17 PM

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Awesome! Not sure if I like Todd as Natsu but he might be able to pull it off.
 
Apr 23, 2011 12:12 AM

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If its somehow de-kittied and uncensored, there is a .0000009% chance that I might consider watching this horrible shonen adaptation
 
Apr 23, 2011 1:54 AM

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And after getting used to natsu's jap voice for 70+ episodes.. i hope haberkorn does natsu some justice
 
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American dubbing=total massacre. I don't want to hear this shit.
 
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I wasn't sure if Fairy Tail should be on my PTW list, but after seeing Todd Haberkorn is doing the dub, I most definitely will watch it.

Yagami_Raito8920 said:
American dubbing=total massacre. I don't want to hear this shit.

Good thing nobody is forcing you then.
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Apr 23, 2011 4:11 AM

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FoxyRoxy said:
JESUS CHRIST... TODD HABERKORN... T_T


This is going to be....you know what I'll give him a shot before I say anything he might surprise me QQ.
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Apr 23, 2011 5:19 AM

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Who is Todd Haberkorn? Am I the only one who doesn't know...?
Well, even if I do end up buying the DVDs I probably wouldn't watch the dubbed version anyway so I guess it doesn't matter either way.
 
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Naruleach said:
...its English dub will feature Todd Haberkorn as Natsu.


They destroyed my hometown five years ago, killed D.Gray-Man, and are now trying to destroy Fairy Tail. I'll never forgive...Funimation. I...I must go on....I have a favor to ask of you. Will you all come with me? To save me from doing something terrible...
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Happy it's getting a dub (somewhat) but really? Italy and Hikaru's VA as Natsu? can't see it, would have preferred someone else, sorry for doing the hate speech

Anyway, i'm watching the subtilted japanese, nothing beats the original
 
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licensed...
 
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No surprise there. Long running shounen series, you know the drill.
 
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That's good..............Right?
 
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todd haberkorn? :/ how about.....eric vale....justin cook....dave trosko maybe? :P

meh...im trying to imagine haberkorn as natsu...... >_> hmmm...maybe he can pull it off....but i can't really see it now.
 
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well i'll be damned
 
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IxvSakuravXI said:
todd haberkorn? :/ how about.....eric vale....justin cook....

Justin Cook is a producer for about every Funimation dub out there, so he hardly has time to dub as any character, let alone the main character in a 70+ episode anime show (last time I heard him dub in anything he was one of shinji's friends in the Evangelion movie who is a minor character).

And yeah, this whole "can he really pull off the role of this character" is getting old. We are talking about an actor who pursued in theatre using the tools he learned to become this gung-ho, over-excited, fire-breathing/eating 17 year-old (I think he's 17 anyway) troublemaker who acts like he's 12 and has a sensitive stomach when it comes to anything he thinks counts as transportation. It's really not that hard to pull of a character like that if you know how to act out the part. It has very little to do with this "competing with and/or sounding exactly like Tetsuya Kakihara," nonsense. Todd's trying to be a character, not another actor, in whatever way he can.
 
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I like Todd Haberkorn, don't get me wrong. He was just at my con last weekend, and he was really cool, but... no. I don't see it.
 
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Todd? Hmm...

He seems to be grabbing the young (and good looking?) men lately, but it's such a geeky, weak-minded voice (ie: a voice like Raki). Never heard Natsu in Japanese but I'm under the impression that he's a goofball. We'll see what happens.

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Wrong. so wrong for Natsu. omg. eh.
if they mess up Gray too...>.> thats it..


Gray may be Travis Williamham (sp) or Chris Patton. Just my guess.
 
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Todd? Hmm...

He seems to be grabbing the young (and good looking?) men lately, but it's such a geeky, weak-minded voice (ie: a voice like Raki). Never heard Natsu in Japanese but I'm under the impression that he's a goofball. We'll see what happens.

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Wrong. so wrong for Natsu. omg. eh.
if they mess up Gray too...>.> thats it..


Gray may be Travis Williamham (sp) or Chris Patton. Just my guess.

Chris Patton would be perfect for Gray.
 
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IchigoHollowfi said:
I was SO looking forward to Funimation dubbing (and hopefully doing a MUCH better job then Animax) one of my favorite animes, but after i heard they used Todd Haberkorn as Natsu, my dreams just shattered. TT.TT

Wrong. so wrong for Natsu. omg. eh.
if they mess up Gray too...>.> thats it..


Ichi-san, I agree soo much.
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@ fluxin42:

You seem young, so I'll inform you that just about every anime title these days come in dual audio. That means fans who like dubs or people that never heard of Fairy Tail before but want to hear it in english for accessibility reasons, can hear it in english audio and anime fans fascinated with the Japanese language can hear it in Japanese. All in the same DVD sets whenever released.
 
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Lordcrab86 said:
fairy tale getting licensed? sweet

todd haberkorn as natsu? what....

don't get me wrong i love the guy, but i can't see him as natsu. is it possible they might recast someone else? just a though *shrugs*

This, but with better grammar.
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@ fluxin42:

You seem young, so I'll inform you that just about every anime title these days come in dual audio. That means fans who like dubs or people that never heard of Fairy Tail before but want to hear it in english for accessibility reasons, can hear it in english audio and anime fans fascinated with the Japanese language can hear it in Japanese. All in the same DVD sets whenever released.
From his post I got the feeling he also wants to hear the dub. I mean, at this point there's no real reason to throw hate tantrums if you intend to watch the japanese track anyway.

 
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Its a miracle. I hate animax dubs. BUT Todd Haberkorn as Natsu will definitely stop me from watching.
 
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@ Leon-Gun:

Well not only that, but there would be no point in complaining if that person liked a show, but had no intention to buy it on DVD in the first place if he/she could. And I assume that fluxin42 guy didn't intend to buy it on DVD regardless of who would license or dub the show (I assume anyway, meaning I could be misjudging him).

Oh btw to everyone else, if people STIIILL have a beef with the fact Todd Haberkorn is being casted as Natsu, then at the very least take it up with the voice director, Tyler Walker who casted Todd as Natsu in the first place.
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Love Todd Haberkorn but as others have said, his voice seriously does not suit Natsu. He's butchered some other characters in the past (Allen Walker and Raki) and I have a feeling Natsu will join that list.
 
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It can't be worst then the current dubs; Grey's voice is a killer!

 
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Glitterati said:
They destroyed my hometown five years ago, killed D.Gray-Man, and are now trying to destroy Fairy Tail. I'll never forgive...Funimation. I...I must go on....I have a favor to ask of you. Will you all come with me? To save me from doing something terrible...


wow...

sorry but i don't think i've seen a show funimation "destroyed". granted d. gray man was meh, but far from terrible imo.

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It can't be worst then the current dubs; Grey's voice is a killer!


current dubs? don't you mean the opposite? because the dubs right now, from what i've heard, are pretty good. plus it's not a good idea to ASSUME ALREADY that the dub is going to be bad. just saying.
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Apr 23, 2011 9:49 PM

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Fuck. Its been going down hill and the way of the other shounen animes lately anyway. Why are quality and popularity often inversely related when it comes to anime?

I'm just surprised VIZ didn't get it.
 
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Markets like the 200+ episode shounen crap. The world just got a bit more cruel and colder.
 
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