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I Went to FUNimation and All I Got Were These Cool Announcements

FUNimation gets set to release mech series Linebarrels of Iron and fanservice fantasy Strike Witches!

I apologize that I'm having to use YouTube to share this video with you guys, but I think you'll forgive me in the end, because I come bearing awesome news! When I visited FUNimation earlier this week (Tuesday, not yesterday as the video states-- did I mention we've had a couple of video problems backstage?), I was given a couple of really awesome announcements to share with you!

For those of you who can't watch the video to get the news yourself, the announcements are that FUNimation is releaseing both Linebarrels of Iron and Strike Witches! You probably won't be too surprised since FUNi has a deal to basically auto-license Gonzo titles, but I figured you might want to know that they're hard at work on these two even as we speak. Unfortunately the cast and release information can't be shared yet (and no, I don't know it either, so don't ask!), but I'm sure more will be revealed in short order.

Thanks again to FUNimation for being such amazing hosts! Oh, and video of the office is also pending, so stick around!

 
  
Void_Wizardon April 9, 2009 at 9:13 a.m.
I can't wait to see the box of the Strike Witches set!
DJTyranton April 9, 2009 at 9:16 a.m.
I'm interested to see what the deal is with Strike Witches and I never really got into Linebarrels of Iron when I watched it on CR but I may have to check it out again.
TheBigNon April 9, 2009 at 9:23 a.m.
Both series are decent fun watches, and not surprising licenses as well. It's still nice. :P
Nikoon April 9, 2009 at 9:30 a.m.
I liked the first few eps of Linebarrels, but I haven't gotten past that. I hear it has a crappy ending though.
DocHauson April 9, 2009 at 9:52 a.m.
I saw a little bit of the Linebarrels manga, and it just didn't appeal to me. Maybe it was the translation, but the teenaged male lead came off as a gigantic asshole. Might be a step above Shinji, but still someone I wanted to punch in the face every time he opened his mouth.

The fight scenes were kinda cool, though.
Quarkboyon April 9, 2009 at 9:55 a.m.
gia: You're wrong. Linebarrels was not the series on the Playstation network.  That was X'amd.  Linebarrels was streamed on crunchyroll and youtube by gonzo as it aired.
Daniel_Newton moderator on April 9, 2009 at 10:44 a.m.
Wow, I was just about to get into Strike Witches aswell. I bet they won't do the uncensored version though. :( lol
Kuroon April 9, 2009 at 11 a.m.
Oh god, fucking hell.

Maybe will check out linebarrels.
giaon April 9, 2009 at 11:18 a.m.
Quarkboy: Oh, my god. You're totally right.
Sigueon April 9, 2009 at 1:23 p.m.
Oh, great, Strike Witches.
Lunarmothon April 9, 2009 at 11:11 p.m.
umm... What more can I say, I guess it's good for Funimation.
HeeroYuyon April 10, 2009 at 2:42 a.m.
....Funimation....why are you wasting your money on Kurogane...

I mean, as much as I hate Strike Witches and know it's a giant turd, I realize there are people out there nuts over it that will buy it so I can see why you'd get that, but why the heck would you guys get Kurogane?!
Void_Wizardon April 10, 2009 at 5:47 a.m.
Newten said:
"Wow, I was just about to get into Strike Witches aswell. I bet they won't do the uncensored version though. :( lol
"
There's no way in the world they won't release a uncensored version. lol They are releasing dvds that will be uncensored they don't censor any anime anymore.
giaon April 10, 2009 at 7:16 a.m.
Heero: I have no idea if Linebarrels is one of these shows, but it's perfectly common for companies to have to license some B- or C-ranked series in order to get the A-list show they want. It's true in manga as well.

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