FUNimation Panel Reveals Acquisition of Sunrise Titles and a Surprise

FUNimation Panel Reveals Acquisition of Sunrise Titles and a Surprise

Last Saturday, during FUNimation’s industry panel, it was announced that the studio had acquired the rights to the remainder of the Fairy Tail series (up to episode 175) and revealed that Wolf Children will finally be available on November 11th, 2013 as a Blu-ray/DVD combo.

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It’s a really beautiful movie. However, if you didn’t like artwork in Summer Wars of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (LIKE A CERTAIN SOMEONE) then you might not like it.

During the Sunrise panel that preceded the FUNimation panel, it was announced that the following titles would now be under FUNimation’s ownership:

  • Tales of the Abyss
  • Witch Hunter Robin
  • Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion
  • Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion R2
  • Code Geass Lelouch Akito the Exiled
  • Angel Links
  • Banner of the Stars
  • Banner of the Stars II
  • Passage of the Stars “Birth”
  • Crest of the Stars

In the FUNimation panel, it was also announced that they acquired additional Sunrise titles:

  • Outlaw Star
  • Escaflowne movie
  • The Visions of Escaflowne
  • My-Hime
  • My-ZHime
  • My-ZHime O~S.ifr~
  • My ZHime Zwei

Finally, at the end of the panel, FUNimation announced with a trailer that have acquired the rights to Cowboy Bebop and the series will available for the first time on Blu-Ray in the U.S. by 2014. [yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSxTcaDBPbs’] This is all exciting news considering Namco Bandai’s decision to downsize its aim towards the American market which included games, movies, and anime. This caused many titles, like the ones listed above, to be in limbo as the company didn’t sell them before they shut down the American division. Thankfully, Sunrise and FUNimation came to an agreement and such titles as Code Geass and Cowboy Bebop have a home again in America. Source: Crunchyroll As a personal recommendation, if you haven’t seen Cowboy Bebop you NEED to. There’s a reason it’s so highly regarded as a masterpiece. It has beautiful music, amazing character development, timeless artwork, and a never-ending sense of “badassery” throughout the entire series. Watch it. 24-09-01_cowboybebop_big

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