FUNimation Goes Original

Topic started by gia on Nov. 23, 2009. Last post by JJOR64 4 years, 10 months ago.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
 And then I'll wiggle my butt around, see, but it's funny because I've drawn eyes on it, so--
 And then I'll wiggle my butt around, see, but it's funny because I've drawn eyes on it, so--
In addition to their recent licenses, FUNimation had a new surprise for us today: they're moving into original content. But we're not talking original manga, we're talking original anime.

It's not at all uncommon nowadays for an American company to involve itself in the production of a Japanese anime-- whether it's the Animatrix and similar collections, Manga Entertainment's somewhat ill-fated Highlander anime, or FUNimation's much more successful Afro Samurai, American money is just as good as any for getting a production done.

FUNi is taking this to the next level by hiring a new Director of Original Entertainment, Chris Moujaes, who will work on "the acquisition and development of a slate of original anime titles based on major intellectual properties." I'm guessing that this means making anime based on, for example, popular novels, comics, and other such things...and I can't wait to see what their first project is. Here's the full press release for your reading pleasure!
 
Post by FLStyle (423 posts) See mini bio Level 12
An American-made anime based on a live-action Hollywood movie which in turn is based on a Japanese anime which is based on a Japanese manga, which also had a Japanese live-action movie made. 
 
Death Note: The Movie: The Anime. Taking the concept of forcing Zak Effron onto your screens to a whole new level.
Post by AjayRaz (291 posts) See mini bio Level 12
what an image that is.  
i'm not too excited about this, but we'll see where it goes
Post by JJOR64 (2,074 posts) See mini bio Level 16
That's a neat idea.  I should make an anime about my adventures on Anime Vice and see if FUNi will accept it.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
@JJOR64: I'D buy it!
Post by JJOR64 (2,074 posts) See mini bio Level 16
@gia: Let's make it then!
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