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Claymore licensed by Funimation

by ElectricSlime
Feb 16, 2008 2:39 AM | 50 Comments
ANN is reporting that Funimation has licensed the Claymore. They made the announcement at noon CST today. No word on a release schedule as of yet. The manga is being released by Viz Media and has been released up to volume 10 with volume 11 being released in March.

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danobou said:
tainteddonut said:
danobou said:

Wrong. Funimation has been handling anime pretty poorly lately. Have you seen Samurai 7 or Black Cat? Funimation KILLED them. In my opinion the only animes that they have handled well are Detective Conan, School Rumble, and Fruits Basket.


I'm interested now. I've never collected or watched either of these series so what exactly did Funimation do to kill them? The only recent series I'm following with Funi are Mushishi and Witchblade. I can't comment on Witchblade's content yet since I've loaned all discs out to friends but Mushishi has been top notch so far.

I watched them at my anime club and when I watched Black Cat in english, I didn't like it. Later on I decided to watch it in Japanese and it was a whole lot better. They also licensed pumpkin scissors, which I didn't like the english voice acting either. But FUNimation has some good dubbed releases every once in a while, but lately they haven't.

If it's just a bad dub then didn't you exagerrate a bit when you said Funi killed the releases? IMO, a killed release is an edited release, a poorly translated release, a release with dubtitles, a release with major video problems, or anything along those lines. Every company has good dubs and bad dubs. I don't think it's fair to say Funi is poorly handling anime based on a couple of bad dubs. At least most of the dubs Funimation does are watchable. I've seen some really horrid dubs *shivers*

Feb 26, 2008 9:16 AM by SuiDream88

tainteddonut said:
danobou said:

Wrong. Funimation has been handling anime pretty poorly lately. Have you seen Samurai 7 or Black Cat? Funimation KILLED them. In my opinion the only animes that they have handled well are Detective Conan, School Rumble, and Fruits Basket.


I'm interested now. I've never collected or watched either of these series so what exactly did Funimation do to kill them? The only recent series I'm following with Funi are Mushishi and Witchblade. I can't comment on Witchblade's content yet since I've loaned all discs out to friends but Mushishi has been top notch so far.

I watched them at my anime club and when I watched Black Cat in english, I didn't like it. Later on I decided to watch it in Japanese and it was a whole lot better. They also licensed pumpkin scissors, which I didn't like the english voice acting either. But FUNimation has some good dubbed releases every once in a while, but lately they haven't.

Feb 26, 2008 5:11 AM by DeletedAccount23

The only way thing wrong with Funimation releases is their video encoding. They haven't "killed" any releases. The only anime that Funimation did a bad job on is DBZ. I can't think of any others at the moment.

Feb 24, 2008 8:12 PM by SuiDream88

I watched the DVD releases of Black Cat and don't remember anything substantially wrong with them. Maybe a typo here and there, but even the best fansubs have those :

...unless you're talking about the dubs, which I don't watch and therefore can't comment on :)

Feb 24, 2008 10:13 AM by Kimura

danobou said:

Wrong. Funimation has been handling anime pretty poorly lately. Have you seen Samurai 7 or Black Cat? Funimation KILLED them. In my opinion the only animes that they have handled well are Detective Conan, School Rumble, and Fruits Basket.


I'm interested now. I've never collected or watched either of these series so what exactly did Funimation do to kill them? The only recent series I'm following with Funi are Mushishi and Witchblade. I can't comment on Witchblade's content yet since I've loaned all discs out to friends but Mushishi has been top notch so far.

Feb 24, 2008 10:10 AM by tainteddonut

I might watch this. :D

Feb 24, 2008 8:05 AM by the_seventh_l

CitizenGeek said:
Asako said:
Bummer. I wonder how badly they'll butcher it.


What? FUNimation always handle anime well.

Wrong. Funimation has been handling anime pretty poorly lately. Have you seen Samurai 7 or Black Cat? Funimation KILLED them. In my opinion the only animes that they have handled well are Detective Conan, School Rumble, and Fruits Basket.

Feb 24, 2008 8:03 AM by DeletedAccount23

i never liked claymore anyway

Feb 20, 2008 6:34 PM by cr4sian_phil

I wasn't going to get this at first, but after several recommendations, I think I will give it a shot when it comes out.

Feb 20, 2008 4:12 PM by SuiDream88

BlueYoshi said:
Considering that Madhouse themselves butchered the ending, I'm not that interested...
exactly.

Feb 20, 2008 1:31 PM by selective_yellow

I'll buy the dvd and watch the first few episodes and if the dub version bites then i'll just switch the audio to japanese and put the subtiltes on.

Feb 19, 2008 10:17 PM by Godfist

I REALLY hope they do a good job with voice actors in Claymore. I don't want them to mess up a show as good as claymore.

Feb 19, 2008 8:11 PM by Pokedude97

i do reakon they need to redo the last 6 eps also to match the manga for a 2nd season

Feb 19, 2008 6:34 PM by Corpse69

Seeing as the DVDs for this, like most DVDs, will have subtitles, there isn't really much point in saying "I don't like dubs."

Anyway, this is a pretty weak license, in my opinion. I guess it is pretty marketable, though.

Feb 19, 2008 5:49 PM by Hraesvelgr

i dunno, dubs just do not feel right after watching subs. especially ones done by funnimation. for the longest time i bought DBZ back in the day when funnimation was all about DBZ. i never even once bothered with JP audio. it wasnt untill i watched my first subbed epp, although i dont remember which, that i found that Dubs just dont feel that great after having watched subs.

besides, there is always the added advantage of picking up a few words in JP.

Feb 19, 2008 5:12 PM by kisami

i might buy the first one but i prefer watching subs then dubs

Feb 19, 2008 4:05 PM by darkvoltage

i used to be a funimation junkie back when i was a noob :P now i know better.

Feb 19, 2008 3:51 PM by kisami

doeman said:
Kimura said:
doeman said:
CitizenGeek said:
Asako said:
Bummer. I wonder how badly they'll butcher it.


What? FUNimation always handle anime well.

regardless of how well funimation handles it........
japanese >>>>> english

>_>


You DO realize that 99% of domestic anime DVDs are dual-audio, right? <_<

That said, I will probably wait for a boxset, unless some tasty extras are offered :D

holy... i had no idea. i learned something new today ^_^


Funi's subtitles actually are like fansub ones too. They include honorifics and leave words untranslated.

Feb 18, 2008 7:50 PM by cetuskun

UTK said:
Problem is if I buy that I'm supporting the crap that is the dubbing process, which I really don't want to do...


Glad to see that you want the US anime market to fail. Based on it's status right now your plan is working quite well.

Feb 17, 2008 9:36 PM by GrimWizard

UTK said:
BlueYoshi said:
Considering that Madhouse themselves butchered the ending, I'm not that interested to watch the dub version. Even though FUNimation are pretty good in their dub work.

That's not their fault, it has Berserk-itis. The ending isn't actually *the end* as the manga's still going.
Iit's a valid point that the dvd will have both subs and a moonspeak stream. Problem is if I buy that I'm supporting the crap that is the dubbing process, which I really don't want to do...


I know that the manga is still going. With some of the events of the original ending, I'm not sure if a second season is possible. And what's wrong with supporting the dubbing industry? It's the legal way, the better quality way. :p

Feb 17, 2008 8:05 PM by BlueYoshi

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