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Funimation Acquires Eight New Titles [Updated on Feb 20th]

by LovelongSought
Feb 18, 2009 5:57 PM | 51 Comments
Today Funimation acquired the license from Media Net for "Seto no Hanayome" or as Funimation has announced "My Bride is a mermaid". Funimation plans to release the series in two Dvd box sets, beginning later this year.

Nothing has been announced concerning the two episodes of "Seto no Hanayome OVA".

Source: ANN

Other newly acquired titles announced on Feb 14th.
Tower of Druaga - the Aegis of Uruk
Tower of Druaga - the Sword of Uruk
Blassreiter
Dragonaut - The Resonance
Bamboo Blade

*note: They called Tower of Druaga a "25 episode" series. It may indicate they also acquired the special episode "Tower of Druaga - the Aegis of Uruk - Jil no Bouken".

Source: Funimation News

Two more acquisitions will be announced this week.

Source: Twitter Funimation

Update on Feb 19th
They acquired El Cazador de la Bruja.

Source: Funimation Blog

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all 26 episodes are out dubbed now, I'm on episode 23 :D.

Sep 28, 2010 3:20 PM by Toddler_Naruto

Maora said:
more anime. :/

i wish they slow down. :s

People whine about not getting enough anime fast enough. Now people complain when more stuff does come...

Speaking in general; not directly at you, Maora. FYI...

Feb 19, 2009 7:20 PM by Asrialys

more anime. :/

i wish they slow down. :s

Feb 19, 2009 4:24 PM by Maora

Avarice said:
J-970 said:
Have fun trying to sell Dragonaut. . .


this one is incredibly, incredibly baffling. how do they plan to market a show with a character wearing a thong on his head. =x


Wow! That sounds like an awesome anime! :| hehehe.

Kimura said:
OH NO YOU DIDN'T


I love you! Haha.

Feb 19, 2009 2:33 PM by Kirky

kuroshiroi said:
MackDaddyHart said:
kuroshiroi said:
Do they want to go bankrupt or did they get Blassreiter and Dragonaut for free? They do remember that it costs money to sub and dub it, right?
Maybe they're saving money by not dubbing it and just releasing it subtitle only like ADV is doing with Clannad
Interesting, and maybe the entire season for 30-40 dollars too? That might tempt some people. I might even be tempted to buy them just so I can burn them.

Well odds are they'd just be half box sets for 40 dollars...the day someone releases an entire series only, no numerous volumes, and no half season sets is the day anime sales will once again rise to the top

Feb 19, 2009 2:31 PM by Kid_at_Hart

MackDaddyHart said:
kuroshiroi said:
Do they want to go bankrupt or did they get Blassreiter and Dragonaut for free? They do remember that it costs money to sub and dub it, right?
Maybe they're saving money by not dubbing it and just releasing it subtitle only like ADV is doing with Clannad
Interesting, and maybe the entire season for 30-40 dollars too? That might tempt some people. I might even be tempted to buy them just so I can burn them.

Feb 19, 2009 2:23 PM by kuroshiroi

kuroshiroi said:
Do they want to go bankrupt or did they get Blassreiter and Dragonaut for free? They do remember that it costs money to sub and dub it, right?

I'm interested in the SnH boxsets but I hope to Haruhi-sama I can buy an 'alternative' version with the Japanese name and no fucking dubs for a slightly reduced price. In my dreams, huh?

Maybe they're saving money by not dubbing it and just releasing it subtitle only like ADV is doing with Clannad

Plate said:
lol "My Bride is a Mermaid"

Nice localization, funi

What else would they call it? Is it lame? Kinda, but that sums up the show pretty well.

Yasha_Hikari said:
FUNimation, PLEASE stop licensing random things (you can't afford it). If you honestly MUST lisence anything, pick up the sequels to the things you already have (*cough*HigurashiKai*cough*). D: Kthnx.

How about some Zero no Tsukaima and some Shakugan no Shana love too?

Feb 19, 2009 2:17 PM by Kid_at_Hart

woohoo nothing i'm interested in again~

De-JaY said:
Yay... nothing I'm interested in.
Well, Bamboo Blade maybe. But I already have that on my HDD.
Do what you want Funi!
hahaha that smiley is the shit.

Feb 19, 2009 2:13 PM by windy

dtshyk said:
News Update
They acquired El Cazador de la Bruja.


Noooo, that's not Bokurano :(

Feb 19, 2009 12:26 PM by HakushuBeet

kuroshiroi said:
Do they want to go bankrupt or did they get Blassreiter and Dragonaut for free? They do remember that it costs money to sub and dub it, right?

Maybe Gonzo's getting desperate?

I'm interested in the SnH boxsets but I hope to Haruhi-sama I can buy an 'alternative' version with the Japanese name and no fucking dubs for a slightly reduced price. In my dreams, huh?

Well, chances are that they'll be $59.98 each. However, pre-ordering at RightSuf will probably cost about $35 with a nice pre-order price plus a FUNi studio discount during a FUNi sale.

Feb 19, 2009 12:17 PM by Asrialys

dtshyk said:
News Update
They acquired El Cazador de la Bruja.

Source: Funimation Blog


Don't care, another anime I couldn't give a shit about.

Feb 19, 2009 10:58 AM by Toddler_Naruto

Kimura said:
Fai said:
such a crap like Bamboo blade

OH NO YOU DIDN'T

Feb 19, 2009 9:50 AM by gioss

Do they want to go bankrupt or did they get Blassreiter and Dragonaut for free? They do remember that it costs money to sub and dub it, right?

I'm interested in the SnH boxsets but I hope to Haruhi-sama I can buy an 'alternative' version with the Japanese name and no fucking dubs for a slightly reduced price. In my dreams, huh?

Feb 19, 2009 9:30 AM by kuroshiroi

dtshyk said:
News Update
They acquired El Cazador de la Bruja.
"girls with guns" - always good.. well, sometimes..

Feb 19, 2009 9:22 AM by Kvakond

dtshyk said:
News Update
They acquired El Cazador de la Bruja.

Source: Funimation Blog

Yay!

Feb 19, 2009 8:39 AM by Asrialys

News Update
They acquired El Cazador de la Bruja.

Source: Funimation Blog

Feb 19, 2009 8:37 AM by dtshyk

Fai said:
such a crap like Bamboo blade

OH NO YOU DIDN'T

Feb 19, 2009 7:56 AM by Kimura

Kvakond said:
I don't know how they gonna sell it. If I go into the store, see a title like "My Bride is a Mermaid", without knowing anything about the show I probably think of worst moments Rob Schneider had to offer to the world, and boom.. I just missed out on the greatest comedy anime ever made.

Well, not like "Seto no Hanayome" makes it more sellable. Besides, this is how it is anyway for most anime if it isn't the longer and more well-known series. People just either need to do their own research (why sites like IMDB, TV.com, ANN, etc. exist), or read the back of the box :P

Feb 19, 2009 7:32 AM by Asrialys

I hope the BambooBlade dub is good >_>

Feb 19, 2009 6:29 AM by Cookie-chan-

Yay... nothing I'm interested in.
Well, Bamboo Blade maybe. But I already have that on my HDD.
Do what you want Funi!

Feb 19, 2009 4:17 AM by De-JaY