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FUNimation and Sentai Filmworks Announcements at Anime Boston

by Naruleach
Apr 7, 2012 6:29 PM | 47 Comments
According to their official press release, FUNimation Entertainment announced at Anime Boston that they have licensed both seasons of Jormungand, Lupin the Third: Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna (Lupin III~Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna~), and Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? of the Dead (Is this A Zombie? of the Dead). Also announced were additional home video rights to Mirai Nikki (The Future Diary).

FUNimation will stream the episodes on their website and Niconico during the Spring 2012 season. Further release details for the series have not yet been announced.


Sentai Filmworks announced its acquisitions of the streaming and home video rights to the two TV series Sakamichi no Apollon (Kids on the Slope) and Nazo no Kanojo X (Mysterious Girlfriend X). Both series will be streamed on The Anime Network and on Hulu 31 days after they stream on Crunchyroll.

Sentai Filmworks also confirmed that their dubbed release of Persona 4 The Animation will use the English dub cast from the original Persona 4 PlayStation 2 game. Sentai Filmworks will release the anime on DVD and Blu-ray later this year.

Source: FUNimation Press release, ANN

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this is a good thing i hope toonami picks future diays up. when is it comeing out?
dose eney body know?

Sep 11, 2012 8:02 PM by gunslinger90

i hope that they dub Mirai Nikki and if so they should do it as best as they can i don't wont a bad dub of Mirai Nikki thats all

Apr 24, 2012 11:12 PM by icetrucker

Cool. Funi needs to release Kore wa desu ka? Season 1 already. Also looking forward to Mirai Nikki (Future Diary).

Apr 11, 2012 12:00 PM by MyNameSucks

MajorMalone said:
But on the other side English dub anime sucks ass.


You can always watch it with subtitles and leave it at that, instead of being obnoxious. Seriously, how was that relevant to anything in this thread?

Whateves.

I just watched the first episode of Nazo no Kanojo X the other day, so that'd be great to own that on bluray.

Apr 11, 2012 7:51 AM by Hias

I am impressed sentai is getting the original cast from the persona 4 game to do the dub.

Apr 10, 2012 4:14 PM by Setsuna200

icantfeelmyarms said:
Why dub it? The Japanese version was great as is... (I like Brosuke's Eng. voice better than his Jap. voice, though...)

Because the more options we have, the better. And it will definitely have the Japanese version, no one is going to force you to watch the English dub.
Kids on the Slope looks to be like a pretty amazing anime, so good for Sentai on getting it.

Apr 8, 2012 9:05 PM by CloudRider

cliched internet cool guy post... but subfags seriously need a life

Apr 8, 2012 7:46 PM by kkslider5552000

I think the P4 dub is superior, seriously. Kanji, Rise, Yosuke, Dojima, Adachi, and Yukiko all sound better in English, in my opinion.

Again, personally, I like dubs. There are good dubs, and there are bad dubs. (To be honest, most, if not all, of Sentai's dubs are god-awful.) FUNimation's dubs are generally of very high quality. I mean, have any of you ever watched Baccano! or Fullmetal Alchemist in English? That's some stellar voice work and writing, really.

Apr 8, 2012 7:09 PM by Loogs

"Sentai Filmworks also confirmed that their dubbed release of Persona 4 The Animation will use the English dub cast from the original Persona 4 PlayStation 2 game. Sentai Filmworks will release the anime on DVD and Blu-ray later this year. "

Yeeeea, here's the problem with that: Johnny Yong Bosch voices both Adachi and Broswagonist in the game... Sooooo...

And Chie's and Nanako's voice makes me want to throw up all over myself...

Why dub it? The Japanese version was great as is... (I like Brosuke's Eng. voice better than his Jap. voice, though...)

Apr 8, 2012 6:00 PM by icantfeelmyarms

Very bad and just making the animes they license worse than they really are.

Apr 8, 2012 3:20 PM by Muv-Luv-er

Nice to know that P4 will retain the proper voice cast.

Now please.

PLEASE.

DO NOT RAPE THE SCRIPT.

DO NOT MAKE THIS AS BAD AS HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD.

;_;

Apr 8, 2012 3:08 PM by Loogs

AbZeroNow said:
mc said:
also heard that No.6 is gonna be subbed.


I was at the Sentai panel. No. 6 is getting a bluray, so it will be dubbed. Also they will include the Japanese commentary for every episode.


Thats great news and its nice to know its not getting a bare bones release with just clean OPs/EDs and trailers which are clean OPs themselves.

Apr 8, 2012 12:56 PM by Roloko

mc said:
also heard that No.6 is gonna be subbed.


I was at the Sentai panel. No. 6 is getting a bluray, so it will be dubbed. Also they will include the Japanese commentary for every episode.

Apr 8, 2012 12:31 PM by AbZeroNow

StormSky92 said:
Can't wait to see Mirai Nikki dubbed. I hope they don't screw it up.


well prepare to be disappointed then since 99% of all dubs fail

Apr 8, 2012 11:38 AM by CloudLiss

damn funimation good some good anime

Apr 8, 2012 11:00 AM by Mr_Gutts

>thread about Funi slowly degrading into subs vs dubs wank


Sounds about right.

Apr 8, 2012 10:08 AM by StreetFighter

I love dubs, screw what stupid weeaboos say.I am looking forward to a english dub of Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? of the Dead

Apr 8, 2012 9:29 AM by ezikialrage

Heard about the P4 thing from tumblr. I'm sooo happy ;A;

Apr 8, 2012 9:15 AM by KayChan4U

2 words, Laura Bailey. Fuck yes. Can't wait for P4A dub :)

Apr 8, 2012 9:08 AM by RealScreamer