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FUNimation streams Haganai Anime on Friday

FUNimation streams Haganai Anime on Friday

FUNimation has recently announced that it will stream episodes of Haganai (Bokuha Tomodachi ga Sukunai) on Fridays, starting on Oct 28, 12:30 AM. The FUNimation website will stream the first two episodes first, then stream one episode per Friday afterwards. Haganai (Bokuha Tomodachi ga Sakunai) tells the story of Kodaka Hasegawa, who is the typical loner male that has trouble making acquaintances after transferring to a new school, St. Chronica’s Academy. Hasegawa ends up befriending a girl named Yozora, who shares his lack of desire to mingle, Aside from being antisocial, Yozora’s got a bit of an attitude problem. They met each other when Hasegawa bumped into her while she was talking to an imaginary friend named Tomo, and the two eventually form a club while recruiting other friends. Basically, the anime is about a group of loners trying to form a bond with each other.

Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi blasts off on PS3, and Xbox 360

Goku and friends blast off once again on the HD consoles as Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi is now available. This latest game in the ever lasting Dragon Ball series features 30 minutes of brand new animation, a create a character mode, an extensive story mode covering the first conflict with Raditz to the final battle with Boo, cinematic battles, over 40 characters, giant boss battles and more. Publisher Namco Bandai is expecting big things from this latest Dragon Ball Z release.

4Kids and Yu-Gi-Oh end relationship in lawsuit

4Kids and Yu-Gi-Oh end relationship in lawsuit

BREAKING NEWS The buzz ’round the intrawebs is that 4Kids Entertainment is no longer very chummy with the Yu-Gi-Oh! brand. For years, the company has been the home for the animated series, all the spin-offs, the movie, and all of the products and figures of the franchise, including the trading card game. However, now, the anime studio that originally created the hit in Japan claims 4Kids hasn’t given them their share. Apparently, TV Tokyo Corporation and Nihon Ad Systems allege 4Kids made secret deals with Cartoon Network, Funimation Productions, Majesco and other entities (for TV, products, and home distribution) to cheat the Japanese companies out of millions. Now, they’re looking for payback, taking the battle to the courts via a lawsuit. More immediately, they’ve terminated all licensing agreements with 4Kids, effectively pulling all relating shows from the air. What this means for the future of some of our favorite toons, we’ll just have to wait and see. Stay TOONed right here, for more updates as this develops.

Dragon Ball Z Kai to TheCW4Kids

Dragon Ball Z Kai to TheCW4Kids

We only just recently got the news that Dragon Ball Z Kai will be joining Nickelodeon’s Nicktoons lineup later this year, and now we’re here with another Dragon Ball announcement: Dragon Ball Z Kai will be heading to Saturdays on TheCW4Kids. Wait… what?! Yes, that’s right. Funimation and Toei have not only teamed up with Nick, they’ve teamed up with 4Kids, too! The anime series uses the original Dragon Ball Z toon from the early 90s, and repackages the episodes to follow Akira Toriyama’s original manga storyline. There are new effects, new animations, re-recorded audio for better sound, and remastered visuals in high definition. So where are you gonna watch?

Funimation hands out the Toei goods

Funimation hands out the Toei goods

Toei Animation has decided to make Funimation Entertainment the official company to distribute a number of Toei series in the US: Air Master, Captain Harlock, Digimon Adventure 02, First of the North Star, Galaxy Express, Pretty Cure, and Slam Dunk. You can find the toons on Funimation’s official site. Not all will be available right away, but Toei promises they’ll get there eventually!

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