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Funimation Acquires Shikabane Hime Aka

by ElectricSlime
Oct 20, 2008 4:26 PM | 76 Comments
In a recent press release Funimation announced that it had officially acquired the new Gainax title, Shikabane Hime Aka.

Beginning October 24 Funimation will begin streaming high-quality full episodes of the series through their video sharing partners YouTube.com, Joost.com, Hulu.com, as well as their own video sharing service at funimation.com. There will also be a US$1.99 download option on funimation.com.

"Shikabane Hime (Corpse Princess) is a horror-action anime which tells the tale of a girl named Makina who is one of the living dead. If she is to ever find peace, she must hunt down and destroy her own kind. Aided by a secret society of monks, Makina's quest to rid the world of the undead begins. Makina is voiced by Japanese television star Nana Akiyama."

Source: Market Watch

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Fast.

I haven't even watched the first ep yet. Oh wells...

Oct 29, 2008 9:54 PM by Claude

I dont really see anything interesting from the first episode. I may take a look again after the dubs. ;)

Oct 28, 2008 2:28 PM by theanimeis

Veronin said:
Streaming sucks.

Word.
Plus I don't like "professional" subs.
Fansubs are all I need.

Oct 28, 2008 2:21 PM by De-JaY

Yeah this is on hold for me until the DVDs come out. =/ I don't like streaming anything anymore.

Oct 28, 2008 11:31 AM by Kuronoa

Jeez this series isn't as bad as everyone's making it out to be.
dtshyk said:
It will be better with English dubs. The voice acting by the amateur idols sucks. I hate that kind of marketing.

For once I'm interested in the dubs since I was thoroughly dissapointed by the voice acting.

Oct 24, 2008 1:42 AM by LolitaDecay

Streaming sucks. Oh well, this show never looked that good from the start anyways.

Oct 24, 2008 1:09 AM by Veronin

its at hulu.com already. :/

Oct 23, 2008 9:27 PM by Maora

I wonder what anime series FUNimation will pick up next.....

Oct 22, 2008 7:21 PM by Toddler_Naruto

can't stop laughing and crying about this xD

I wanna bet that they will also do that with FMA2.

Oct 22, 2008 5:11 PM by mflatischler

fast...
anyways, good news that it is streaming free on youtube, and other streaming places.
although, i did like the lu8nar fansubs xD
oh well, i guess i cannot store this one until i get some money.

Oct 22, 2008 2:17 PM by Richard_Omega

Turbe said:
I hope someone still subs this series because I still enjoy it so far. As for funi giving "free" watches that would take to long to come out and would get uninterested int he series if you have to wait 6 months for them..

Except Funi is putting this on youtube, etc. on October 24. Did you even read the article?

Oct 22, 2008 1:17 PM by SuiDream88

I hope someone still subs this series because I still enjoy it so far. As for funi giving "free" watches that would take to long to come out and would get uninterested int he series if you have to wait 6 months for them..

Oct 22, 2008 1:10 PM by Turbe

Morons said:
WAH! Why is the anime industry dying?! I don't get it!

Wait, what's this? Shikabane Hime: Aka's been licensed? Well, fuck that! I'll watch the fansubs instead of supporting this release. Now...

WAH! Why is the anime industry dying?! I don't get it!


Seriously, this is great news. The show isn't that great, but at least it proves that FUNimation is trying something new.

Oct 22, 2008 10:48 AM by CCZilla

amazing quick grab on that one. Which is weird because FUNimation has so many things. Lets hope they don't over extend themselves. I have no heard anything good about this show either -.-

Oct 21, 2008 11:26 PM by internetotaku

Corrupt_Id said:
I'm happy to see Funimation picking titles up so quickly.


Hear, hear. Funimation is the best of all the evils.

Still wish they'd just import them, though. And add subtitles.

Oct 21, 2008 9:37 PM by SylentRavyn

forlacik said:
I simply cannot believe it.


My sentiments exactly.

Oct 21, 2008 9:02 PM by Laena

Wow, that was unexpectedly fast, and why the hell did they have to go with that? There's so many other, better shows this season, but whatever, they have the money.

Oct 21, 2008 8:14 PM by HappyPear

Hellmonkey said:
smart like rock; swift like tree


I lol'd

Oct 21, 2008 5:38 PM by Plate

Good thing I dropped it before it was licensed. >_<

Oct 21, 2008 5:34 PM by Nek0

smart like rock; swift like tree

Oct 21, 2008 2:55 PM by Hellmonkey