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Otakon 2012 Anime License Announcements

by Florete
Aug 2, 2012 4:14 PM | 29 Comments
[/img]FUNimation announced the following new acquisitions:In addition, FUNimation has added home entertainment rights to Lupin the Third: Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna, Sankarea, and Maken-Ki!.

Sentai Filmworks announced the acquisition of Kono Naka ni Hitori, Imouto ga Iru! (NAKAIMO - My Little Sister Is Among Them!) for digital release and home video release next year.

NIS America announced the acquisition of Umineko no Naku Koro ni (Umineko: When They Cry). The series will be released in two Premium Edition volumes on Blu-ray in December.

Sources: FUNimation via ANN, Sentai via ANN, Sentai press release, NIS America via ANN, NIS America press release

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Terrible idea licensing that incest anime airing.

Aug 4, 2012 12:06 PM by Akichii

Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari=WIN. Ill definitely buy this at some point

Aug 4, 2012 6:24 AM by otaku1793

Can't wait for Tenchi and that Fairy Tail movie. =D

Aug 3, 2012 9:00 PM by soulless4now

Aquarion Evol- Somewhat yay.
Uminkeo- Hmm....maybe.
Sankarea- Meh.

The rest i don't care for.

Aug 3, 2012 1:29 PM by Vyudali

funimation is doing nice slow and awesome

Aug 3, 2012 11:45 AM by Mr_Gutts

So I guess I'm the only one who cares about Fujiko?

Strong World is also a good catch, even if it'll take like five years to dub it.

Aug 3, 2012 7:14 AM by Never_Know_Best


My life is complete.

Aug 3, 2012 4:38 AM by Samu-tan

Funi gets Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari! Finally my Tenchi collection will be complete again!

and Akira... did they pick up the Geneon dub or with they do a 3rd dub for Akira? I still like the Steamline dub better, if only I still had a VHS player to watch it on anymore :P

Aug 3, 2012 1:01 AM by torgon02


Aug 2, 2012 11:22 PM by Muv-Luv-er

I enjoyed Sankarea enough for a purchase with a decent dub. During the entire series I kept envisioning Rea's father being voiced by Kent Williams using a deeper voice kinda like Father from Brotherhood, that'd be cool:D

Not a day one purchase or anything though. The rest here does nothing for me. I agree with the support for bringing Hyouka over though. I'm behind on it but have enjoyed what I've seen so far...

Aug 2, 2012 9:59 PM by animefan8800

I am SO excited that FUNimation has decided to license Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari. I'll also be able to pick up the Strong World movie. Both of these I was really, REALLY hoping would get licensed, so I can add them to my collection.

On another note, they even have Tenchi Universe as a complete DvD set for sale, which I have also been hoping to get my hands on.

Aug 2, 2012 8:31 PM by xXC64Xx


Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari (Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar)

hell yes! i know they dub and they better eng dub this.

i'm really hoping Hyouka doesnt get licensed by NISA. either Funi or Sentai, i dont care, they better have eng dub for Hyouka.

Aug 2, 2012 8:28 PM by LordDango

Great to see Sentai Filmworks licensing NakaImo! :D

Aug 2, 2012 8:10 PM by PsychoKitteh

Literally a bunch of crap. Except maybe Akira.

Aug 2, 2012 7:47 PM by DraconisMarch

I must say that I am REALLY glad to see Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari on that list!

Aug 2, 2012 6:34 PM by pacostuart

StormSky92 said:
Hyouka has seriously not been licensed yet? It's such a good series. It's better than so much of this other stuff that is being licensed.
I heard there are plans to bring it in. So in time I hope there shall be one version out.

Hyouka would be family beneficial IMO.

Aug 2, 2012 5:45 PM by Yumekichi11

OMG Aquarion Evol english dubbed O___O Hopefully Kagura will have a good voice TT^TT

Aug 2, 2012 5:43 PM by zuttosora

Hyouka has seriously not been licensed yet? It's such a good series. It's better than so much of this other stuff that is being licensed.

Aug 2, 2012 5:41 PM by StormSky92


Aug 2, 2012 5:33 PM by Atikal

Aquarion EVOL english dub!!!

Aug 2, 2012 5:13 PM by j0x