FUNimation isn't at the digital distribution focus panel, but they're getting ready for their own panel, so-- good times! Their panel will start in about 10 minutes (12:30pm PST), so stay tuned for the liveblog-- as well as my lengthy write-up of the focus panel.
FINALLY got the net working again. Okay.
Video portal is back up but still under maintenance as they perfect things; there's still a lot to fix (like watching in the UK), so it's constantly updating. They just fixed buffering for most of the country. Yaaaay!
They have NOT lost the One Piece license, so stay tuned for what's going to happen to it in the future. But have no fear.
Mostly just going through upcoming releases, but FYI? Sergeant Frog? They're leaving in all the Gundam references. Even if you don't get the specifics you'll get the idea, Sheehan says. But the rest of the references are mostly Americanized, but not at the level of Shin-chan.
EVANGELION 1.0 YOU ARE (NOT) ALONE: Okay, here's how it's going. 1.0 in theaters this summer. 1.01 on DVD fall of 2009. 1.11 on DVD and Blu-Ray in the spring of 2010. I know a lot of people are a little iffy on this (why split the release?) but we'll see how it goes in the Q&A.
ANNOUNCEMENT TIME:They'll have a lot of announcements over the summer, so if you DON'T get the show you wanted this panel, keep your ears out. But in the meantime: J!NX, Sho-Dojo (I'll do another post about that later-- its their new upcoming social networking site). Sands of Destruction, which we also already heard about...
SLAYERS REVOLUTION DUB CAST:
- ADR Director Michael Sinterniklaas
- Lina: Lisa Ortiz
- Gourry: Eric Stuart
- Amelia: Veronica Taylor
- Zelgadis: Crispin Freeman
- Xellos: Michael Sinterniklaas
In other words, the past dub cast. Sweet!
- DRAGONBALL. As in, Dragon Ball, season one box set, the first thirteen episodes someone ELSE owned, but now FUNimation has it. Episodes 1-31 on five discs, remastered, $49.98, September 15th. Score!
- A surprise special guest? One of FUNimation's major licensing guys, Adam Zehner (not Sheehan, who's running the panel and is in the above photo)h. And he's got a new show for the US that hadn't been licensed but they've been trying because this one's important and they just closed the deal. It's from last season...comedy, action It's... Sengoku Basara! Cue lots of applause! (Until they said last season I was secretly hoping for Macross Frontier. Ah well!) THis literally JUST got closed like...literally someone handed Adam a paper mid-panel to let him know. How awesome is that?
And there's more to come throughout the summer!
Q&AI'm only going to do the ones that are actually interesting, since there are already so many lame questions...
Okay, I've missed the Q&A talking to FUNi reps on the side. But I'll be chatting with them again before con is out, so give me YOUR QUESTIONS and I'll get 'em answered.