Anime & Manga News

Funimation Licenses Shigurui

by tainteddonut
May 16, 2008 3:04 PM | 16 Comments
For its fifth straight day of license announcements, Funimation has picked up the 12 episode TV series Shigurui. The show will be titled Shigurui: Death Frenzy for its R1 release.

Shigurui is an adaptation of Takayuki Yamaguchi's manga set in the Edo era of Japan with animation done by Madhouse.

Source: Funimation, AnimeOnDVD.com

16 Comments Recent Comments

AnomalousOne said:
Woohoo, something else I'm not interested in! I like how Funimation is picking up all of these series and yet none of them are things that I've been waiting for.


I know, right?

So where's my Baccano...

May 18, 2008 9:45 PM by kasumisama

cyruz said:
TheWestExit said:
cyruz said:
Death Frenzy? Do they even know what they license? Sure, it's about killing but this title does not fit at all. Oh well, like I care about it.

Technically it's the title for it. And it probably came strait out of the marketing department than anywhere else.


Ah, I see. Thanks for the info, TWE. However, Insanity would fit much better I think. I know it basically means the same but Frenzy... Insanity.. Frenzy... Insanity.... Insanity just sounds much better. In my opinion that is.


I was suprised by your original comment. On wkipedia, the entry has always started off with

Shigurui (シグルイ, Shigurui? "Death Frenzy")

and Death Frenzy makes more sense to the ear than Death Insanity, if I were looking through the shelves and ran across the unknown title. Anywho, I'm glad that the show have more public recognition now, as I really would love to see a sequel. As some have stated, I too am a bit suprised that Funimation would choose such a unique, violent, and provocative series!

May 18, 2008 11:54 AM by lifeordeath2

Woohoo, something else I'm not interested in! I like how Funimation is picking up all of these series and yet none of them are things that I've been waiting for.

May 18, 2008 9:20 AM by Anomalous

Kuronoa said:
My bet next is Sky Girls. I'd buy the DVDs my videos were accidently deleted. :(


I need to watch that...

Heh, it's kinda funny. I put this on my plan to watch list no more than five minutes before learning of its license...

May 18, 2008 8:13 AM by Kuyu

cyruz said:
Death Frenzy? Do they even know what they license? Sure, it's about killing but this title does not fit at all. Oh well, like I care about it.


very true

but I didn't expect Shigurui to be licenced at all, I mean it was a good series but it's quitte unlike the most series that get licenced

And about the title meaning Death Insanity, you can't always translate everything literally and think it sounds just as good, surely if people used their heads they could have come up with something better...

May 16, 2008 6:29 PM by Toost_Inc

TheWestExit said:
cyruz said:
Death Frenzy? Do they even know what they license? Sure, it's about killing but this title does not fit at all. Oh well, like I care about it.

Technically it's the title for it. And it probably came strait out of the marketing department than anywhere else.


Ah, I see. Thanks for the info, TWE. However, Insanity would fit much better I think. I know it basically means the same but Frenzy... Insanity.. Frenzy... Insanity.... Insanity just sounds much better. In my opinion that is.

May 16, 2008 5:29 PM by cyruz

Wow, more licenses? Funi is on a biig roll.

May 16, 2008 4:57 PM by Darkreaper70

Shigurui DVD! oh joyous day :)

May 16, 2008 4:56 PM by urau

cyruz said:
Death Frenzy? Do they even know what they license? Sure, it's about killing but this title does not fit at all. Oh well, like I care about it.

Technically it's the title for it. And it probably came strait out of the marketing department than anywhere else.

May 16, 2008 4:52 PM by TheWestExit

Outstanding acquisition. This is basically the only Funimation announcement so far that I am actually interested in. I raged at the title a bit but meh, what are you going to do?

May 16, 2008 4:19 PM by Rofelos

omg that's great, shigurui is one of my favorites, now i can get the DVD

May 16, 2008 4:17 PM by Stjeppe

Wow! FUNimation is on a roll! Jezz, I hope they license something I watch next. XD.

May 16, 2008 4:05 PM by AnimeGirl1990

Interesting choice...
...and this makes how many licenses for FUNie now? It's like they are blindly licensing to make up for Geneon.

My bet next is Sky Girls. I'd buy the DVDs my videos were accidently deleted. :(

May 16, 2008 3:50 PM by Kuronoa

This was supposed to be 5 days of announcements however tomorrow they have a 4:30 panel at Anime Central so there's a chance that more could be announced. I'm actually hoping that instead there will be talk of current licenses. Not that I don't want any more new licenses but I'd like some new info on shows like Ouran.

One thing to note if you go to the official website is that a few of the blood splatters on the screen are unmarked links. There's one on the far left that you can click on which leads to a wallpaper. Another slightly to the left of the major blood splatter on the guy's face leads to a synopsis. Towards the bottom near the middle there's one which leads to a teaser clip.

May 16, 2008 3:49 PM by tainteddonut

Death Frenzy? Do they even know what they license? Sure, it's about killing but this title does not fit at all. Oh well, like I care about it.

May 16, 2008 3:47 PM by cyruz

How many shows will be licensed now.

May 16, 2008 3:36 PM by LovelongSought