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FUNimation Entertainment Acquires Shangri-La and Sankarea

by Florete
Apr 6, 2012 1:57 PM | 28 Comments
According to their official press release, FUNimation Entertainment has licensed Shangri-La and Sankarea.

FUNimation and Niconico will stream Sankarea during the Spring 2012 season. Further release details for both series have not yet been announced.

Source: Press release

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Hoppy said:
DraconisMarch said:
FUNimation, why you keep licensing shit?

Where are my Steins;Gate BDs?


NIS will pick those up eventually.

I'm not surprised about Sankarea, it's a popular anime this season. I wonder if Nyaruko-san will get licensed, since it's up there in popularity with Sankarea despite the horrible MC.


Funi has the rights to Steins;Gate and even if NIS did get it we would still have to wait (well shorter since it would be subbed instead of dubbed) cause Japan fears reverse importation.

May 23, 2012 10:04 AM by Roloko

DraconisMarch said:
FUNimation, why you keep licensing shit?

Where are my Steins;Gate BDs?


NIS will pick those up eventually.

I'm not surprised about Sankarea, it's a popular anime this season. I wonder if Nyaruko-san will get licensed, since it's up there in popularity with Sankarea despite the horrible MC.

May 23, 2012 7:56 AM by Hoppy

kuuderes_shadow said:
Shangri-la to be removed from crunchyroll "due to licensing restrictions".
(http://www.crunchyroll.co.uk/forumtopic-762265/shangri-la-marathon)

Presumably the two things are linked.


It is cause I heard that Shangri La was being released in August by Funi and it should be on their website and youtube soon if it is already not.

May 23, 2012 7:35 AM by Roloko

Shangri-la to be removed from crunchyroll "due to licensing restrictions".
(http://www.crunchyroll.co.uk/forumtopic-762265/shangri-la-marathon)

Presumably the two things are linked.

May 23, 2012 6:18 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Sankarea........ I wonder if they will end up dubbing it. >_<

May 6, 2012 11:21 AM by TITANFALL2022

YAY! So happy about Shangri-La! /I requested that anime to be licensed in a FUNimation survey! *eeee*

Apr 24, 2012 3:21 AM by marukawa

DraconisMarch said:
FUNimation, why you keep licensing shit?

Where are my Steins;Gate BDs?
1. Because this "shit" sells. Fanservice shows are what tend to do the best these days, and considering the success of High School of the Dead, you can't blame them for jumping at this.

Critically acclaimed but oscure shows like The Tatami Galaxy are risky. Stuff like Sekirei sells out.
http://blog.funimation.com/2010/12/boobies-for-the-win-sekirei-sells-out-at-distributor-level/

2. In Japan. The companies in Japan have not sent them materials to begin working on Steins;Gate yet. The reason being they're trying to prevent reverse-importation. This Fall or next Spring is when we probably will see Steins;Gate. The last volume came out in February in Japan.
http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=MFXT-9

Apr 22, 2012 2:32 AM by BigOnAnime

FUNimation, why you keep licensing shit?

Where are my Steins;Gate BDs?

Apr 7, 2012 3:41 PM by DraconisMarch

Good and all but English dubbed sucks ass.

Apr 7, 2012 11:40 AM by captmalone

i'm interested in watch Sankarea.

Apr 7, 2012 11:38 AM by Mr_Gutts

Sankarea, huh? That's a good choice. Can't wait.

Apr 6, 2012 11:18 PM by Bern

Hmmmm...... Should be interesting to see how this turns out.

Apr 6, 2012 10:35 PM by privatetuker

Sankarea is a good pick up; even if only just started it looks like its gonna be a good adaption; first episode stayed true enough to the manga at least.

Apr 6, 2012 8:30 PM by InfiniteDestiny

Sankarea is great !

Apr 6, 2012 7:17 PM by Kappa-ing

Raildex where?

Funimation should slow down with hoarding licenses and actually release some of the stagnating titles that they've previously acquired.

Apr 6, 2012 6:56 PM by FoolishBandit

hooray for sankarea! :D

Apr 6, 2012 6:31 PM by Angel_Beats

arsonal said:
Rewatched Shangri-La a few months ago. I'd have to say that while Gonzo could have made a better adaptation, the show definitely had a very rich futuristic setting. The mystery and supersition of Atlas was an interesting concept and could have been explained better.
Damn right!

Apr 6, 2012 5:35 PM by Siva

I though funi alredy had Shangri-La

Apr 6, 2012 5:33 PM by imperlast

I'm actuallly surprised they got Shangri-La. It's been a while since I heard that title. All I remember was "great show."

Apr 6, 2012 5:16 PM by 13man18

Hopefully they get good dub actors for shangri-la.

Apr 6, 2012 4:54 PM by ezikialrage

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