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Funimation Announces Aquisition of Soukou no Strain

by tainteddonut
May 15, 2008 10:45 AM | 23 Comments
In their fourth license announcement for the week, Funimation has picked up the 13 episode TV series Soukou no Strain. The anime will go by the title Strain: Strategic Armored Infantry for its R1 release. It is currently scheduled to come out in March 2009.

Source: Funimation, Anime News Network

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BlackDeath said:
Chillyman said:
They should just start the translation instead of licensing them -_-
Yeh as it is kinda a breach of the copyright laws and Funi can be sued for that.

Lets hope that this isn't gonna be butchered. I always hate to see good animes get ruined by horrible dubbing + voice actors. I look forward to it with skepticism. =/


That's what subtitles are for *rolls eyes*

May 17, 2008 9:53 PM by ShadowBlazer3000

Chillyman said:
They should just start the translation instead of licensing them -_-
Yeh as it is kinda a breach of the copyright laws and Funi can be sued for that.

Lets hope that this isn't gonna be butchered. I always hate to see good animes get ruined by horrible dubbing + voice actors. I look forward to it with skepticism. =/

May 17, 2008 2:24 PM by BlackDeath

Chillyman said:
They should just start the translation instead of licensing them -_-


You have to have the licenses TO Translate to begin with.

May 17, 2008 10:24 AM by ShadowBlazer3000

They should just start the translation instead of licensing them -_-

May 16, 2008 5:26 AM by Chillyman

Heh great. One of my favorite mecha series will get a realease by Funi.

//patiently waits for dvds :

May 16, 2008 4:42 AM by Ahenshihael

Every time I log onto MAL Funimation has licensed another series. They are really building their catalogue up all at once.

May 16, 2008 12:20 AM by ender650

Interesting.

Wouldn't have bought it in singles, but a full series box? That's a definite. I love that Funi is doing this.

May 15, 2008 11:40 PM by whoisfriend

Nothing of value lost ect ect.

May 15, 2008 8:42 PM by KrylonBlue

AnimusNathan said:
What the hell's with the translation.

Fuckimation.


Funimation didn't exactly pull the translation out of nowhere. According to the official Japanese website (click on Union or Deague on the bottom left), Strain is an acronym for STRategic Armored INfantry.

May 15, 2008 7:22 PM by tainteddonut

Well THAT came out of nowhere. Dunno why they had to change the name though. . . What's wrong with just called it Soukou no Strain? Works for me. I'll have to keep an eye out for a decently priced boxset when all the discs come out. <3

May 15, 2008 6:54 PM by Quintessence

I'm looking forward to it. Keep bringing on the licenses!

May 15, 2008 4:56 PM by Happy

WHOA NICE CHOICE, FUNIMATION

May 15, 2008 4:00 PM by Neverender

Wasabi said:
Hm... interesting license choices but they should focus more on the unlicensed big hitters instead of taking on a bunch of mediocre ones hoping they'll all sell and the profits totals will equal to that of a big hitter.

yeah i want to se some good ones to ;)

May 15, 2008 2:37 PM by snakekiller

What the hell's with the translation.

Fuckimation.

May 15, 2008 2:07 PM by AnimusNathan

Hm... interesting license choices but they should focus more on the unlicensed big hitters instead of taking on a bunch of mediocre ones hoping they'll all sell and the profits totals will equal to that of a big hitter.

May 15, 2008 1:41 PM by Wasabi

vindemon64 said:
Damn. Funimation is on an acquisition frenzy.
Yeah guess making a decent One Piece dub really pays off...XD

May 15, 2008 1:34 PM by Lofoc

Now if FUNi started releasing things they've already been holding...

May 15, 2008 1:25 PM by Asrialys

It's like a bomb went off, what started all this.

May 15, 2008 1:25 PM by LovelongSought

As an addendum, this series will also be following the same format as the previous announcements with it being released in a 13 episode DVD set.

I have the WiND subs for this one sitting on disc somewhere in my room. I know very little of the show so I'll check it out sometime in the future and see if it's really worth looking forward to next year.

It's been an interesting week so far. There's still another Funimation announcement with a clue posted on their website. That one should be revealed tomorrow. There's also Anime Central this weekend which could bring in more announcements from Funi and several other licensors.

May 15, 2008 12:35 PM by tainteddonut

its nice to see more licenses but none of the shows so far were really amazing.

May 15, 2008 12:16 PM by Faust721