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VIZ Media Cooperates With FUNimation

by dtshyk
Apr 18, 2009 4:40 AM | 44 Comments
VIZ Media announced an affiliation with FUNimation. Five titles will be aired in US through FUNimation Channel. The titles licensed are as follows:

Busou Renkin
Honey and Clover
Hunter x Hunter
Monster
NANA

The presence of Japanese animation has been diminishing from the US TV programs. VIZ Media intends to recover the popularity of these titles with this cooperation.

Sources:
VIZ Media
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Hmmmm interesting, and an odd merger too.

Apr 30, 2009 1:44 PM by Retro8bit

Anomalous said:
Baby_Naruto said:

Anomalous said:
Edgey said:
About time Busou Renkin got licensed.

It's actually out on DVD already! (Under the title Buso Renkin.)


When was the final Box Set released in the U.S.?

October 7, 2008.

For future reference, Mania is good for this stuff.


I happen to have an account there on the forums.

Just was too lazy to find out.

Apr 30, 2009 1:39 PM by ToddlerNaruto

Onegai said:
k-kwadrat said:


News - good for Americans, bad for the rest of the world...


QFT


Yah. Fuck funi.

Cant hate Viz since they brought me Monster manga.

Apr 30, 2009 1:26 AM by Jannian

Baby_Naruto said:

Anomalous said:
Edgey said:
About time Busou Renkin got licensed.

It's actually out on DVD already! (Under the title Buso Renkin.)


When was the final Box Set released in the U.S.?

October 7, 2008.

For future reference, Mania is good for this stuff.

Apr 29, 2009 10:48 AM by Anomalous

windy said:
wat @ hxh.


What's the matter?

yunadestined said:
eh Honey and Clover and Hunter x Hunter? Hmm, well I've always wanted DVD versions but I wonder how the dubs will do.


Hunter x Hunter is already out on DVD in the U.S.

Anomalous said:
Edgey said:
About time Busou Renkin got licensed.

It's actually out on DVD already! (Under the title Buso Renkin.)


When was the final Box Set released in the U.S.?

Apr 29, 2009 5:07 AM by ToddlerNaruto

enerjak said:
i hope they pick good vocie actor for busou renkin
and hoping for more anime to be add


I've watched the dub and it was pretty mediocre most of the time. So then I watched the Japanese track on the rest of the DVDs. xP

Apr 22, 2009 7:04 PM by Gin-iro

Sadly, the only way for me to get the Funimation channel would be for me to spam local cable company with requests to add the channel.

Oh well, I'll definitely buy the DVDs once I have the money but right now I'm saving up for other series so this will probably have to wait until I start working again this summer.

Apr 22, 2009 4:42 PM by CapellaStar

Damn america always getting the good stuff, England gets no anime channels cept for the super popular Naruto on "fox" which is infact american:/

GIVE EUROPE A CHANNEL!
*cough* If I can watch this funimation channel in england off the internet,( cept for veoh which is IP blocked:'( ) please do tell..
x

Apr 20, 2009 12:16 AM by TiamatBunny

It's about time that the Monster anime got some type of state-side release.

Apr 19, 2009 10:42 PM by PeanutSteak

Wouldn't it make more sense to go with The Anime Network, it has a bigger subscription rate, going with Funimation's channel doesn't put you in many houses(Funi must have bought exclusivity)

Apr 19, 2009 10:01 AM by mitamaking

Anomalous said:
C'mon Viz just give me my Nana dvds already. ;_;


o.o

Well they chose a damn good line up in any case. Huzzah. Or something.

Apr 19, 2009 9:45 AM by WinterNightsFall

Edgey said:
About time Busou Renkin got licensed.

It's actually out on DVD already! (Under the title Buso Renkin.)

Apr 19, 2009 7:25 AM by Anomalous

About time Busou Renkin got licensed.

Apr 19, 2009 6:27 AM by Edgey

intersting, i wonder if they'll do even more later, probably if this goes well

Apr 19, 2009 1:55 AM by kage-bunshin

Finally... some titles worth spending my money on. Except Busou Renkin... that just sucks. ^_^

Apr 19, 2009 1:01 AM by Master10K

good news for those people in america lol lets steal there cable! any australians with me!!!! on that

Apr 18, 2009 11:03 PM by Corpse69

Hell yeah Busou Renkin!!!1

Apr 18, 2009 8:47 PM by 108s9001

Anomalous said:
C'mon Viz just give me my Monster and H&C Blu-rays already. ;_;


^fixed

Apr 18, 2009 8:25 PM by Metty

HxH and Monster are two shows I've wanted released here for a long time. To see them air on tv, even if it's just the Funi channel is pretty neat. Sucky I don't get it. =(
I'm loving the HxH dub so far (seeing as the first 30 eps are out in 2 boxsets). Hisoka ftw.

Apr 18, 2009 7:56 PM by TwistedChick

Honey and Clover <3
I can't wait.

Apr 18, 2009 7:05 PM by HawthorneKitty