But out of the ten new show announcements FUNi made, only two are actually shows that have never seen distribution in the US before. And those hints that clearly made us think there were a couple of other big-name titles in the works (*cough cough soul eater and evangelion cough cough*).
So, what happened? Did they plan to announce them all but hit a snag in negotiations that forced them to wait? Or is this all a big tease and they'll have some major announcement on January 1 or something along those lines? Or did they just want to tease us with those big names? I dunno, but from what I know about FUNi, I'm not giving up yet.
...But back to Champloo, which as I said is still pretty darn cool:
Mugen is a fierce animal-like warrior with a unique Bboying (break-dance) inspired fighting style. Jin has a more traditional style but don’t think of this as a weakness because his skills are amazing. The two contrasting samurai warriors are far from friends, yet their separate paths seem to cross anyways. Mugen is wandering aimlessly through the city when he stumbles upon a teahouse where he meets Jin and Fuu (A ditzy waitress, but don‘t think she doesn‘t have anything hidden up her sleeves). Fuu convinces them both to come with her in search of a mysterious samurai that smells like sunflowers and their journey begins. This modernized hip-hop tale breaks the barriers of the common, historical, samurai anime.
If you haven't caught this one on DVD or Adult Swim, you now have no excuse not to, since FUNi's going to distribute it once again.