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FUNimation: Chobits, Eden Movies, but No Summer Wars

FUNi denies dubbing Summer Wars, but announced two licenses at Sakura Con.

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).
CrazyCanuckon April 3, 2010 at 7:52 p.m.
OOOOO Choibits re-release!! I have two words for that.  PANTSU PANTSU!
metalsnakezeroon April 3, 2010 at 8:05 p.m.
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.
AstroNerdBoyon April 3, 2010 at 8:28 p.m.
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.
JJOR64on April 3, 2010 at 11:57 p.m.
@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.
wwfunderakeron April 4, 2010 at 12:29 a.m.
Cant wait to buy chobits, really liked that show.
FoxxFireArt moderator on April 4, 2010 at 2:10 a.m.
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.
Rokujoon April 4, 2010 at 5:48 a.m.
JOHNNNNYYYYYY!
Oneeyedjackson April 4, 2010 at 7 a.m.
 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.
Tempestangelon April 4, 2010 at 9:39 a.m.
I liked Chobits dub though.... if they get rid of freeman ILL have another reason to attack funi.... (they killed Spice in my eyes...)
Dream moderator on April 4, 2010 at 11:14 a.m.
Better reserve some shelf space from Spice and Wolf II on my end.
DragonPupon April 4, 2010 at 5:40 p.m.
@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.
Void_Wizardon April 4, 2010 at 5:44 p.m.
Need Spice and Wolf blu-ray...
John_Martoneon April 5, 2010 at 1:20 p.m.
@Rokujo said:
" JOHNNNNYYYYYY! "

 JOHNNY!
 JOHNNY!
Rokujoon April 5, 2010 at 5:22 p.m.
@John_Martone said:
" @Rokujo said:
" JOHNNNNYYYYYY! "

 JOHNNY!
 JOHNNY!
"
 MORE JOHNNY!
 MORE JOHNNY!
soramioon Jan. 30, 2011 at 3:09 p.m.
This can be totally ignored... It's quite obvious that they ARE dubbing Summer Wars. It's already in theatres.
EquitasInvictuson Jan. 30, 2011 at 3:53 p.m.
@soramio: This article is really old (10 months ago), it was only 5-6 months ago when Funimation announced they picked up the license. 
lagoonboy2on April 10, 2011 at 3:12 a.m.
@FoxxFireArt:  Don't you have an account in C.V too?
FoxxFireArt moderator on April 10, 2011 at 3:15 a.m.
@lagoonboy2:
Yes, but why do you ask? It hardly relates to this matter. This story is a year old.
lagoonboy2on April 10, 2011 at 4:08 a.m.
@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.
sickVisionz moderator on April 10, 2011 at 4:47 a.m.
Time has proven this super old article to no longer be accurate or useful so I'm going to lock it.  You guys PM each other if you want to know personal info about each other.
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