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Dragon Ball Super: Broly’s Box Office Record is Maximum

This week saw the North American debut of the latest Dragon Ball anime film, Dragon Ball Super: Broly. The movie was released by Funimation Films in the U.S. with great expectations, which are probably met at this point, because it oepened as the #1 movie in the U.S. and raked in $7+ million at the box office in a single day. Over 1,440 screens participated in the opening, including 180 ...

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Funimation Announces English Cast of Dragon Ball Super: Broly!

At this point in time, fans of the Dragon Ball juggernaut franchise are already aware of the upcoming film, Dragon Ball super: Broly! Particularly the fact that the film will reintroduce the popular but movie-only character Broly, into official Dragon Ball canon. On the one hand, the new Broly design may look similar but on the other hand, it is a significant departure in characterization and ...

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Funimation Preps New Fruits Basket Anime

According to a recent announcement, US anime distributor Funimation is working on a new animated Fruits Basket series, with original creator Natsui Takaya attached as executive producer. The new series is slated for a 2019 debut via TV Tokyo. Funimation has licensed the series for streaming on the FunimationNow platform. As expected, they have also secured the home video rights. Fruits Basket ...

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Sony Aims for Majority Stake in Funimation

Sony Pictures Television Networks has recently reached an agreement that will see them acquire a significant majority stake in anime distributor Funimation Productions, Ltd. Barring any problems with regulatory approvals and closing conditions, the company is estimated to be valued at $150 million. Funimation’s current CEO Gen Fukunaga will retain his position and will still have a minority ...

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Your Name (2016) Review

  See this film! That’s the most important sentence I’ll write in this review. I mean, every word you read from here on is just time wasted not watching this incredible movie, but, for those who need more convincing: I walked into Your Name (or Kimi No Na Wa in Japan) without a clue what it might be about. I only knew that (1) the film was well-reviewed and (2) it was directed by ...

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FUNimation Loses Rights to Darker than Black

When fans realized that anime distributor FUNimation stopped listing the Darker Than Black and Air TV series, the rumor mill started pumping out theories. Thankfully, we didn’t get too much speculation our way because FUNimation themselves came clean and admitted that they no longer have the home video or streaming rights to Darker Than Black. As for why they lost the license and whether it ...

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FUNimation to Stream Live Action Prison School in November

After the successful Japanese premiere of the live action Prison School drama last week, FUNimation has recently announced that the first and second episodes of the drama will be streaming on their service at 12:11pm ET/11:11am CT on November 3, with new episodes launching every Tuesdays at 10:11am CT afterwards. The live action adaptation of Akira Hiramoto’s cult favorite adult comedy manga is ...

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VIDEO: FUNimation Announces Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F on Home Video

After the record-breaking success of Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F during a limited theatrical run in the US (netting $8.4 million), FUNimation Entertainment seeks to take advantage of the momentum that has been built by bringing the movie to even more people. And they’re doing it by releasing the film on digital HD starting October 9 and on retail outlets throughout the US and Canada starting ...

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FUNimation Releases Latest Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F Theatrical Trailer

FUNimation is getting ready for the limited theatrical screening of Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F on August 4 to 12, and they’re encouraging people to attend (tickets are still available) by posting the 2nd theatrical trailer. The official synopsis: Hot on the heels of last year’s summer blockbuster, Battle of Gods, Dragon Ball Z is back in theaters. Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ...

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FUNimation Announces Plans to Stream Venus Project: Climax and Chaos Dragon

During their distributor’s panel at Anime Expo last Friday, FUNimation announcedplans to stream both Venus Project: Climax and Chaos Dragon coinciding with their Japanese broadcast. It is great news for western anime fans who are looking for more shows to add to their library. For the uninitiated, Venus Project: Climax focuses on a fictional future world where Japanese idols battle each other ...

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FUNimation Announces World Dub Premiere of Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F

FUNimation Entertainment has recently announced that the latest film in the Dragon Ball franchise, Resurrection “F”, will be getting is English dub and will be making its world premiere on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 8:00 pm at the Regal LA Live Stadium 14 in Los Angeles, CA. The premiere will coincide with the opening night of the largest anime and manga convention in North America, Anime Expo ...

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FUNimation Acquires US Rights to Boy and Beast

Anime distribution titan FUNimation Entertainment has recently announced their acquisition of the North American rights for theatrical, digital, and home video release of Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu’s The Boy and the Beast. The deal was cut after atalks with Gaumont, which currently holds worldwide sales rights outside of Asia. “We are looking forward to working with Gaumont International ...

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