FUNimation: Chobits, Eden Movies, but No Summer Wars

Topic started by gia on April 3, 2010. Last post by sickVisionz 3 years, 3 months ago.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
I heard back from FUNimation about the earlier rumors that they were dubbing Summer Wars, and was told pretty clearly that they don't have it and haven't started production on it, so it seems that Manga Entertainment UK's statement that they had to wait for FUNi's dub may have been a bit off. (I'm told that they'd love to have it, however.)


But they have plenty of other stuff for you: FUNi has rescued the license to Chobits, which was originally licensed to Geneon, and will be releasing the series on DVD and on Blu-Ray in 2011.
 
 

 

FUNi has also picked up the Eden of the East movies-- two animated films created as sequels to the Production I.G TV anime of the same name, which FUNi is also releasing later this year. They also picked up the license to Air Communication, which is a recap/mash-up of the original TV series. Also of interest: they WILL get to use the original opening music, by Oasis. (Sometimes music rights make it hard to use music of a western origin in the North American DVD releases.)
 
 
Oh, and if that wasn't quite enough for you, we've also had word from user Dream that FUNi picked up Spice and Wolf II (although we didn't get a press release on it).

Fast times at FUNimation high, eh? I'm reeeeally looking forward to Eden of the East, and it'll be fun to see people re-discover Chobits as well. I bet the CLAMP anime still holds up (of course, it's only eight years old).
Post by CrazyCanuck (169 posts) See mini bio Level 15
OOOOO Choibits re-release!! I have two words for that.  PANTSU PANTSU!
Post by metalsnakezero (665 posts) See mini bio Level 16
Ok so no Summer wars but on the upside they got the Eden of the east movies and hoping for spice and wolf season 2 too.
Post by AstroNerdBoy (4 posts) See mini bio Level 1
Chobits is a nice rescue, though I still have my old Pioneer box set.  If FUNimation redid the subtitles with honorifics included, I might double dip, but I know they aren't doing that so why bother.
Post by JJOR64 (2,074 posts) See mini bio Level 16
@CrazyCanuck said:
" OOOOO Choibits re-release!! I have two words for that.  PANTSU PANTSU! "
This.    :P           Loved the show and the manga.  I may have to check it out again.
Post by wwfunderaker (485 posts) See mini bio Level 15
Cant wait to buy chobits, really liked that show.
Post by FoxxFireArt (2,638 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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FUNimation has done a lot of rescuing of series. Ironic that it was their action to alter Detective Conan ruins the manga version. The only reason I give FUNimation a pass on that is because they offer the proper names on the DVDs. They give an option to their alterations.
Post by Rokujo (100 posts) See mini bio Level 10
JOHNNNNYYYYYY!
Post by Oneeyedjacks (46 posts) See mini bio Level 2
 Funimation must really have high hopes for Eden of the East if they've already gotten the movies before they have even released the series.
Post by Tempestangel (123 posts) See mini bio Level 10
I liked Chobits dub though.... if they get rid of freeman ILL have another reason to attack funi.... (they killed Spice in my eyes...)
Post by Dream (7,102 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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Better reserve some shelf space from Spice and Wolf II on my end.
Post by DragonPup (1 posts) See mini bio Level 1
@Tempestangel:  At funimation's panel yesterday, they said they will not redub a license rescue unless they felt it was a particularly bad dub in the first place.
 
Also, the original story did not note this, but Funimation also license rescued X and it's OVA.
Post by Void_Wizard (735 posts) See mini bio Level 9
Need Spice and Wolf blu-ray...
Post by John_Martone (2,992 posts) See mini bio Level 10
@Rokujo said:
" JOHNNNNYYYYYY! "

 JOHNNY!
 JOHNNY!
Post by Rokujo (100 posts) See mini bio Level 10
@John_Martone said:
" @Rokujo said:
" JOHNNNNYYYYYY! "

 JOHNNY!
 JOHNNY!
"
 MORE JOHNNY!
 MORE JOHNNY!
Post by soramio (9 posts) See mini bio Level 8
This can be totally ignored... It's quite obvious that they ARE dubbing Summer Wars. It's already in theatres.
Post by EquitasInvictus (332 posts) See mini bio Level 15
@soramio: This article is really old (10 months ago), it was only 5-6 months ago when Funimation announced they picked up the license. 
Post by lagoonboy2 (48 posts) See mini bio Level 6
@FoxxFireArt:  Don't you have an account in C.V too?
Post by FoxxFireArt (2,638 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@lagoonboy2:
Yes, but why do you ask? It hardly relates to this matter. This story is a year old.
Post by lagoonboy2 (48 posts) See mini bio Level 6
@FoxxFireArt:  Just out of curiosity. And honestly, I didn't know it would unlock any quests? And if you know me, I don't go for quests.
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