FUNimation Snags Trigun, DBZ Kai Cast

Topic started by gia on Feb. 14, 2010. Last post by hitsusatsu11 4 years, 7 months ago.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13

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Not even thirty minutes ago, FUNimation made a major announcement at Katsucon in Washington DC: FUNi has acquired the rights to Trigun, whose anime license was apparently in limbo-- I might have thought that it was part of FUNi's Geneon deal, but on the other hand, perhaps Geneon's license of it expired. As far as I can tell the last release of any Trigun anime was in 2003, when Geneon put out the Remix version, four years before Geneon's shuttering.
 
A new DVD release of the series is due out this fall.

Also announced at Katsucon was the English dub cast for Dragon Ball Z Kai, also known as Dragon Ball Kai, also known as "Dragon Ball Z without the filler bits." The new dub will feature Colleen Clinkenbeard as Gohan, Monica Rial as Bulma, Doc Morgan as the narrator, and Brina Palencia as Chiaotzu and Puar.

I just checked and confirmed: these are the only changes to the English dub cast-- everything else is exactly as it was in the original. Oh, and an official site for Kai has opened up. Good times!
    
 

So, who's excited for a new release of Trigun? It's especially a great idea since the Trigun movie is opening in Japan this April...    
Post by JJOR64 (2,074 posts) See mini bio Level 16
Glad to see FUNi getting Trigun now.  I haven't seen the show in ages.
Post by Niko (865 posts) See mini bio Level 8
So I'm guessing this is to prepare for FUNi to get the Trigun movie too.
Post by lanaswift (636 posts) See mini bio Level 4
@Niko:
Doubtless.
Post by scottfrye (25 posts) See mini bio Level 2
Hmmm.... Considering how much I like Trigun, I'm not really that excited about it. Maybe its the fact that I already own the Geneon DVDs.  
 
You can buy the Geneon DVDs of Trigun now for real cheap. Much cheaper than what FUNimation will sell. 
Post by Kris (130 posts) See mini bio Level 7
Bought the entire Trigun Remix line last year from Rightstuf so (for super cheap, too)....  It's nice that they're getting it out again, but I already have a very lovely set.
 
More looking forward to their re-release of FLCL, which I only own a boot of. 
Post by metalsnakezero (675 posts) See mini bio Level 16
I really enjoyed Trigun when it was on TV. Now I have the chance to get it on DVD.
Post by Count_Zero (344 posts) See mini bio Level 20
To be honest, I'm definitely interested in getting Trigun on Blu-Ray. I've been upgrading my DVD collection to Blu-Ray, partly because of picture quality but also because Blu-Rays are smaller, and, to be honest, getting Trigun on Blu-Ray would certainly take up less space on my shelf than having all the DVDs does. Especially considering that it's not like I've got the boxed set or anything (like I do with my autographed Saber Marionette J boxed set).
Post by Nixius (7 posts) See mini bio Level 1
Hmm interesting, I have seen Trigun and it was OK! I think it could have been made better if Vash was cool and not silly cool, it's not on my list of 'must have now' and to be honest I think alot would agree thats why the license may have come into difficulties (don't hate me if you loved it!)
 
DBZ Kai.. I have yet to venture into this but it looks interesting, growing up with the dub instead of the sub I think I would have to wait for the dub again to watch it anyway, hope they make a good job of it and I might just have to get it, especially if they do BluRay as well (so you wouldnt need 10DVDs for one saga!).
Post by Kou_Leifoh (613 posts) See mini bio Level 10
So when will Dragon Ball Kai be airing on Cartoon Network?
Post by hitsusatsu11 (10,747 posts) See mini bio Level 20
ocean dub crew should do dbkai
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