History Creator / Funimation

20th Jun '18 9:01:18 AM TheTropper
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* ''LightNovel/ReZero''
10th Jun '18 10:23:05 AM Mickoonsley19
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25th May '18 6:13:51 PM nombretomado
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In the early years, Funimation had a poor reputation amongst many anime fans. This was largely due to their only license at the time, ''Dragon Ball'', being heavily altered and censored. Today, the company is now held in ''very'' high regard for their excellent staff and being faithful to their properties. Part of their marketing strategy is that they actually listen to the fans and take their suggestions into account, which does work. ''Dragon Ball'' gradually became more faithful to the original and they have overall created a new standard in [[SuperlativeDubbing the proper English dubbing of anime]]. They graciously make most of their titles available in full on their website, with links to which DVD they're on so they may be purchased. They also ran their own digital cable channel, which was the only linear anime-exclusive, television network (before they ended their partnership with channel owner Olympusat, who subsequently retooled the channel as TOKU). This all happened amidst an economic recession that shrunk the dubbing industry, which results in gaining a higher percentage of anime statewide than other studios. Because of their insane amount of titles, and the somewhat limited budget for dubs, 95% of the time they have to use the same actors who live in the area, leading to severe RelationshipVoiceActor situations in all their shows, and who have gained growing popularity among fans.

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In the early years, Funimation had a poor reputation amongst many anime fans. This was largely due to their only license at the time, ''Dragon Ball'', being heavily altered and censored. Today, the company is now held in ''very'' high regard for their excellent staff and being faithful to their properties. Part of their marketing strategy is that they actually listen to the fans and take their suggestions into account, which does work. ''Dragon Ball'' gradually became more faithful to the original and they have overall created a new standard in [[SuperlativeDubbing [[SugarWiki/SuperlativeDubbing the proper English dubbing of anime]]. They graciously make most of their titles available in full on their website, with links to which DVD they're on so they may be purchased. They also ran their own digital cable channel, which was the only linear anime-exclusive, television network (before they ended their partnership with channel owner Olympusat, who subsequently retooled the channel as TOKU). This all happened amidst an economic recession that shrunk the dubbing industry, which results in gaining a higher percentage of anime statewide than other studios. Because of their insane amount of titles, and the somewhat limited budget for dubs, 95% of the time they have to use the same actors who live in the area, leading to severe RelationshipVoiceActor situations in all their shows, and who have gained growing popularity among fans.
21st May '18 3:49:15 AM Ominae
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* ''Anime/GAROVanishingLine''
* ''[[Manga/{{Gintama}} Gintama°]]'' [[note]]English Dub provided by Creator/TheOceanGroup.[[/note]]



* ''[[Manga/{{Gintama}} Gintama°]]'' [[note]]English Dub provided by Creator/TheOceanGroup.[[/note]]
16th May '18 11:55:19 AM Twiddler
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* ''[[Manga/TheVanishingOfNagatoYukiChan The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan]]'' [[note]]also has a [=SimulDub=] with its original cast[[/note]]

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* ''[[Manga/TheVanishingOfNagatoYukiChan The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan]]'' ''Manga/TheDisappearanceOfNagatoYukiChan'' [[note]]also has a [=SimulDub=] with its original cast[[/note]]
6th May '18 4:56:09 PM Zuxtron
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* ''Manga/BungouStrayDogs''

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4th May '18 3:35:58 PM Lionheart0
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* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' [[note]](known as ''Case Closed'' due to Creator/DCComics's ironclad trademark on the name "Conan") (as of 2013, only the first 130 episodes and first 6 movies, license went to Website/{{Crunchyroll}})[[/note]]



* ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple''


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* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' [[note]](known as ''Case Closed'' due to Creator/DCComics's ironclad trademark on the name "Conan") (as of 2013, only the first 130 episodes and first 6 movies, license went to Website/{{Crunchyroll}})[[/note]]


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22nd Apr '18 11:46:12 PM deadFreak
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* {{Cancellation}}:
** ''Manga/CrayonShinChan'' was given a GagDub for ''Creator/AdultSwim's'' Anime Lineup. Only 78episodes of the dub were produced for Adult Swim.
** ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' was dubbed as part of ''Creator/AdultSwim's'' Anime Lineup. Only around 50 episodes were aired by Adult Swim before they cancelled the series due to low ratings. Funimation dubbed 130 episodes in total before ceasing production.
** ''Manga/SgtFrog'' was originally going to be dubbed and shopped to Children Networks by ''Creator/ADVFilms'' before they went out of business. Funimation dubbed the first 78 episodes but ceased production due to being unable to secure a TV broadcasting license on a major children’s network.
** ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'' only received dubs for the first 50 episodes and was then cancelled for unknown reasons.



* CompletelyDifferentTitle: Does this for quite a few shows. For example, ''[[Manga/SetoNoHanayome The Inland Sea Bride]]'' became ''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid''.
* DevelopmentHell: ''Anime/MaiHime'' and ''Anime/MaiOtome'', both announced as rescued in [[https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-08-10/funimation-adds-cowboy-bebop-escaflowne-outlaw-star-more 2013]], ''still'' haven't seen the light of day.



* DoingItForTheArt:
** One of the major reasons why some Los Angeles and New York based voice actors are willing to work with Funimation, being that it's located a right-to-work state, thus cheaper prices and generally a more open environment compared to Los Angeles and New York (one of the advantages is that you can actually directly call up the company doing the casting auditions and have your name put on a list. Then, on audition day you go there and take your shot in person). Heck, they even got [[Creator/ScottMcNeil a Canadian guy]] to work on a small role in ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' and in ''Anime/SamuraiSeven'', and recently ''Anime/OnePieceFilmStrongWorld''.
** For older licenses that get picked up and later have new sequels, Funimation is typically really good about bringing back the original voice actors to reprise their roles despite living outside of Texas. ''Anime/BayonettaBloodyFate'', ''Anime/BlazBlueAlterMemory'', ''Anime/CodeGeassAkitoTheExiled'', ''Anime/EurekaSevenAO'', ''VideoGame/{{Neptunia}}'', ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' and ''[[Manga/{{Trigun}} Trigun: Badland Rumbles]]'' all saw most, if not all, the cast reprising their roles.
** In rare cases for popular series like ''Manga/BlackLagoon'', ''Anime/HellsingUltimate'' and ''Manga/TheVanishingOfNagatoYukiChan'', Funimation commissioned for the dubbing to be completed by the original companies [[note]]Creator/TheOceanGroup, Creator/BangZoomEntertainment, and Creator/NYAVPost respectively[[/note]] in order to keep the voice casts the same.



* FanNickname: With the announcement of the [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2016/09/08/crunchyroll-and-funimation-partner-to-expand-access-to-anime Funimation and Crunchyroll business partnership]], many in the [=AniTwitter=] came up with names like "Funiroll," "Crunchymation," and "Crunchyroll and Funimation [[Manga/DragonballZ fusion dance]]" [[note]]The last nickname is mostly inaccurate, as it should be noted that this is a only a business partnership (or joint venture) where Crunchyroll and Funimation still operate separately, but providing wider services for their customers. This is a stark contrast to a business merger (or something known as mergers and acquisitions)[[/note]]



* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: In 2016, Funimation's licenses to many of their Creator/{{Aniplex}} produced series [[note]]''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'', ''Manga/BirdyTheMighty'', ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'', ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'', ''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood]]'', and ''Manga/{{Sekirei}}''[[/note]] ended up expiring, resulting in many of their home videos going out of print. Funimation similarly lost all of their rights to the various ''Manga/LupinIII'' movies and specials they previously dubbed, with some of them now being distributed by Creator/DiscotekMedia. Not to mention a few of their old DVD distributions for Creator/4KidsEntertainment have also ceased production.



* MoneyDearBoy: The reason why their best actors only appear to stick around at Funimation for a handful of years. The most popular actors in the dub of ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' are all now in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, dubbing anime pays very little compared to other acting jobs, and most like to reach for union jobs instead of Funimation's non-union ones.



* NetworkToTheRescue: Ever since striking a business deal with ''Website/{{Crunchyroll}}'', Funimation has focused a lot of their licensing efforts on securing the rights to popular series that had previously been [[NoExportForYou floating in limbo]] such as ''LightNovel/{{Gosick}}'' and ''Literature/{{Hyouka}}''. That's not to mention all of their license pickups from Distributors that had went belly-up listed on the main page.
* NoBudget: Mostly averted. Being one of the largest anime licensors in North America (besides Creator/VizMedia), when compared to Creator/SentaiFilmworks and especially Creator/MediaBlasters, they have more production capabilities and enough money to occasionally hire out of state actors (such as Creator/PatrickSeitz, Creator/ChristopherCoreySmith and Creator/CarrieSavage, L.A.-based voice actors who are frequent regular at Funimation), and/or on a few occasions, outsource their dubs to other anime companies (i.e. ''Anime/HellsingUltimate'' (episodes 5-10), ''Manga/IkkiTousen'': ''Great Guardians'' and ''Xtreme Xecutor'' being dubbed by the UsefulNote/LosAngeles-based Creator/NewGenerationPictures[[note]]Largely due to the fact that many L.A.-based voice actors who work regularly with Funimation started their work at New Generation Pictures[[/note]]).
** Though their first dub, Dragon Ball Z, had a considerably low budget following Sabans and Funimations parting. They stopped using the Canadian actors and replaced them with people closer to their headquarters. However, they weren't able to get actual actors so they instead got college theater actors from nearby. By the time they began dubbing the Frieza saga, they only had 11 in house actors...
** Their movie theater distribution model has fallen into criticism regarding this. Movies such as ''Anime/YourName'' were given a very limited release and almost invisible marketing.
* NoExportForYou: Arguably the worst offender of this in Latin America. Unlike UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand which Funimation gives rights to local companies to distribute their titles, Latin America receives the worst treatment by Funimation, specially when simulcast rights are announced. Until the Crunchyroll and Funimation alliance, it was rumored that Funimation have rights for Latin America, however, its not the case for certain titles. However, there're other titles that are owned by Funimation for Latin America that people in that region can't watch for many years and, as of this day, can't figure which are.
** However, this was averted with the second season of ''Anime/AttackOnTitan''. It was revealed that Funimation owns the rights for that season for Latin America and English speaking regions and now its available on Crunchyroll.
* OldShame: There are several anime series Funimation licensed over the years they are not proud of. ''Manga/MamotteLollipop'' is one of them. Anime fans who've seen it tend to agree with them.
* OneOfUs: Many of the staff and voice actors who worked with Funimation are anime, video games, and comic book fans themselves. Some of them are [[Website/DeviantArt deviantARTists]] themselves like [[http://maioceaneyes.deviantart.com/ Micah Solusod]] and (formerly) Creator/AlexisTipton. The reason many of them can scream for hours on end in shonen shows is because guys like Creator/ChristopherSabat and Creator/JustinCook, two of the original employees, were in rock bands for years prior.



* PromotedFanboy: Many of the company's voice actors are anime fans themselves, and translation and subtitling staff are frequently former fansubbers.



* ScheduleSlip:
** The home release of ''Evangelion 3.33: You Can (NOT) Redo'' had to be delayed for ''three years'' because Khara wasn't satisfied with their dub and they want to [[{{Irony}} redo]] the subs on their own. Hideki Anno can also be another reason, if you take into account his return into depression after having worked on it.
** Occasionally, a simulcast/broadcast-dub episode is late to be posted online due to production issues, but they're very good at notifying fans beforehand.
** The home video release of ''LightNovel/BenTo'' was initially set for a summer 2014 release but Funimation caught on to the fact that the censored version was being included instead of the uncensored version. As such the release date was moved from summer 2014 to early 2015.
** They originally started dubbing ''Manga/DGrayMan'' in 2009 until 2010. The dub for the second half of the 2006 series was delayed for ''six years'' due to licensing issues between Funimation and Dentsu.
** Due to releasing season 2 of ''Manga/HeavensLostProperty'' ahead of schedule[[note]]American licensors are not allowed to release home videos of their shows until a few months after all of the home video singles have been released in Japan[[/note]] any titles distributed by Kadokawa in Japan will be DVD-only until two years later when a separate Blu-ray release comes out.
** Funimation licensed both ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' and ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun'' in 2010 but weren't able to get either series out on home video until 2012 since Geneon Universal ordered them to hold off on their release. Similar to the situation above the initial releases for both seasons of both shows was DVD-only since Geneon just released the Blu-rays in Japan around that time.



* UnCanceled: The English dub of ''Manga/DGrayMan'' falls under this. Originally, Funimation only dubbed the first 51 episodes from 2009 to 2010, before axing the dub to licensing issues from Dentsu. The project was revived in 2016, when they licensed the 2nd half of the 2006 series (episodes 52-103), along with ''Hallow''.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: They almost released the non-anime ''WesternAnimation/{{Pelswick}}'' on DVD in 2004, but didn't due to the low fanbase of the show.
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