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FUNimation's 10 Days of Christmas...ish

FUNimation is going to announce 10 new licenses over 10 days.

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Reader Void Wizard sent me a tip to Josh's blog, where he's gotten word that FUNimation is going to announce 10 new licenses in 10 days, starting on December 22. He suggests-- probably rightly –that FUNi will announce at least some of the titles they've recently sent out C&Ds for, such as Soul Eater, Mushi-Uta, Seto no Hanayome-- which they even gave an English name, My Bride is a Mermaid! --and hey, maybe even Evangelion 1.0. (Interesting, since we were just speculating on Bandai having that one...)


Of course, that's speculation. And hey, even if we went with everything they'd C&D'd in the last year (and hadn't already announced), that'd be six titles-- the above plus Spice and Wolf* and Katekyo Hitman Reborn. So unless I'm missing something (and I may be; since I'm trying to get to the airport soon I don't have time to do the more extensive research I normally would do), there should be at least four complete surprises.


* It's worth noting that Spice and Wolf is licensed by Kadokawa Pictures USA, but last I heard they were still looking for a production company, so it's entirely possible that FUNi snatched it up. Kadokawa's had a pretty cozy relationship with Bandai (Haruhi, Lucky Star, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time), but they've also worked with ADV on titles that FUNi now has distributorship over (Guyver the Bio-Boosted Armor and Full Metal Panic!), so the two have a recent working relationship.


Right then, enough of my speculation-- let's get to yours! What do you think FUNi's got? What do you WANT them to get? (KaibaKaibaKaibaZetsubousenseiKaiba!)

DarkShaperon Dec. 17, 2008 at 8:17 a.m.
i hope we get Soul Eater and Reborn.
Void_Wizardon Dec. 17, 2008 at 8:22 a.m.
I think they'll get Soul Eater, Seto no Hanayome, Evangelion 1.0/2/3/4?(I hope), Katekyo Hitman Reborn, Inukami!(wish), School Days(wish), Iriya no Sora(hopefully), Shakugan no Shana 2 + movie(I hope) and I think Kaiba or Zetsubo has a good chance.
joshsanimeblogon Dec. 17, 2008 at 8:34 a.m.
This is kind of a mix of what I hope they get and what I think they'll get:

1. Soul Eater
2. Seto no Hanayome
3. Spice and Wolf (production and distro)
4. Shakugan no Shana II
5. xxxholic Kei
6. Blue Drop (that's more of a wish.  that's more of a MB-like title, though, I think)
7. Kurenai
8. Gintama
9. Nijuu Mensou (oh god please!)
10. ef - a tale of memories

Edit: Oh yeah, forgot about School Days.  That'd be nice too.

Edit 2: I should also add that the website he told people to go to - http://www.funimation.com/newshowagogo - isn't up yet (dude, don't give us a website if it isn't online yet)
Kuroon Dec. 17, 2008 at 9:12 a.m.
Soul Eater, Shana II, xxxHolic Kei, Spice and Wolf, Eva 1.0, Kaiba, and Zetsubou.

This would be nice.
HeeroYuyon Dec. 17, 2008 at 9:31 a.m.
I know the chance is small, but I really want them to get Kara no Kyoukai... I could even tell the perfect voice actors for each character.
giaon Dec. 17, 2008 at 10:03 a.m.
I'd actually be pretty surprised if they licensed Kaiba; it's a very weird, artsy kind of title...not the kind I'd expect to do very well.

On the other hand, it could boost credit with some of the indie animation fans, so maybe it's not a total long-shot.
Void_Wizardon Dec. 17, 2008 at 10:28 a.m.
gia said:
"I'd actually be pretty surprised if they licensed Kaiba; it's a very weird, artsy kind of title...not the kind I'd expect to do very well.

On the other hand, it could boost credit with some of the indie animation fans, so maybe it's not a total long-shot."
Ah, I haven't seen it though I heard good things about it. :)
Kuroon Dec. 17, 2008 at 4:04 p.m.
Oh yeah, Kara no Kyoukai would be damn awesome too.
Chicken008on Dec. 17, 2008 at 7:16 p.m.
Tsubasa Tokyo Revelations and xxxHOLiC Kei for sure most likely..Soul Eater would be great.
Count_Zeroon Dec. 17, 2008 at 8:30 p.m.
Slayers Revolution will probably be on there.
giaon Dec. 17, 2008 at 8:40 p.m.
Ooh, good call, Zero.
Void_Wizardon Dec. 18, 2008 at 6:45 a.m.
Yeah, somehow I forgot to put Slayers Revolution in my list... :(
Kuroon Dec. 18, 2008 at 9:15 a.m.
OH GOD RIGHT

Slayers Revolution BETTER be on there.
Nebson Dec. 18, 2008 at 6 p.m.
Funi's put up hidden clues all over their website.  I did a little detective work:

http://nebs66.livejournal.com/843652.html

Seems like Vandread, Soul Eater, & Evangelion are sure things.

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