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Funimation and Geneon Sign Distribution Agreement

by tainteddonut
Jul 4, 2008 6:08 AM | 33 Comments
Funimation has announced a deal with Geneon to distribute many of their titles in North America. Geneon pulled out of the North American market late last year leaving many of their shows in limbo.

Specific titles mentioned as part of the deal include Hellsing Ultimate, Ergo Proxy, Black Lagoon, Karin, Kyo Kara Maoh Season 2, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, Elemental Gelade, Fate Stay Night, Kamichu, Ninja Vixens, Paradise Kiss, Rozen Maiden, Rozen Maiden Traumend, Shana, Shonen Onmyouji, The Familiar of Zero, The Story of Saiunkoku, When They Cry, and The Law of Ueki.


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If law of ueki is one, I'm so getting it.

Jul 14, 2008 3:54 PM by Fortua

Nice titles, I'll be happy to get Saiunkaku and Rozen Maiden ^^

Jul 14, 2008 8:36 AM by nike13

Redlinks said:
Is FUNi trying to take over the world of licensing anime!? @_@ Srsly...

Yep, Aside from the two Bandais, we have Nozomi/Right Stuf and Viz as the competition basicly.

Jul 14, 2008 7:21 AM by Kuronoa

tainteddonut said:
Elemental Gelade, Shakugan no Shana, and The Law of Ueki.

Yes!!! Woot ^_^. This is going to be awesome, can't wait "nods".

Jul 5, 2008 1:14 PM by Toddler_Naruto

Is FUNi trying to take over the world of licensing anime!? @_@ Srsly...

Jul 5, 2008 9:12 AM by MoonLite88

Lovely news! I'm glad to hear this covers some previously-released titles along with those in limbo -- I'll not only be able to pick up Saiunkoku and perhaps Nanoha and KKM but also get another chance to grab ParaKiss.

Jul 5, 2008 7:36 AM by Anomalous

akayashi said:
Does that means stalled series like Karin and Higurashi will be continued/finished?

I believe so, why would FUNi release it otherwise? =P

Jul 4, 2008 5:58 PM by Kuronoa

Yay, Karin and KKM's Second Season! *happy*

Does that means stalled series like Karin and Higurashi will be continued/finished?

Jul 4, 2008 5:46 PM by akayashi

I'm very happy for Fate/stay night(needs a boxset)r Shana(needs an artbox), The Familiar of Zero(needs released), and When They Cry.

Jul 4, 2008 1:46 PM by Flame_Haze

I can actually get Shana now brilliant, Higurashi too even though the English dub was pretty bad.

Jul 4, 2008 12:01 PM by PeanutSteak

out of print crap is gone from some titles. :33

Jul 4, 2008 11:29 AM by Maora

Finally the rest of Black Lagoon and Hellsing OVA IV!!!!!

Jul 4, 2008 11:18 AM by JTSlayer

This is Great since I needed to finish buying a few Dvd's

Jul 4, 2008 10:41 AM by LovelongSought

YES!!! SHANA!!!!

Jul 4, 2008 10:05 AM by iTom

... *has known this for a day or so*

Nice. Higurashi and Shana, I'm happy.

Jul 4, 2008 9:29 AM by Ceray

Where's Paranoia Agent? :(

Jul 4, 2008 9:26 AM by HakushuBeet

this news is frickin' sweet. Hellsing Ultimate, FSN and Ergo Proxy. I better start saving some money for these.

Jul 4, 2008 8:36 AM by avrc

Yay Fate/Stay Night, Rozen Maiden Traumend and Shana ^.^

Jul 4, 2008 8:25 AM by Seasonreaper

This is definitely good news to bring some good titles outside of Japan legally. :)

Jul 4, 2008 8:05 AM by VK11

Kimura said:

Edit: Holy shit, I just saw the news story that you were talking about, tainteddonut. It does indeed seem like a Funi monopoly on the R1 market is imminent ^^

I just saw it too, daaamn...

Looks like Funimation is going to completely rule the R1 market eventually, if things keep on going like this.

Jul 4, 2008 8:00 AM by Siing