History Creator / Funimation

9th Feb '16 1:09:14 AM StFan
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* ''Manga/XxxHolic'' (So far, as of 2015, first TV series only; sales were said to be insufficient to justify releasing season 2)

* ''Manga/XxxHolic'' (So far, as of 2015, first TV series only; sales were said to be insufficient to justify releasing season 2)
2nd Feb '16 1:39:52 PM Assassin-sensei
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* ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}''
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* ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}''''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' (license expired in 2016)

* ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack''
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* ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack''''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' (license expired in 2016)

* ''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood]]'' (series, movie and [=OVAs=])
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* ''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood]]'' (series, movie and [=OVAs=])[=OVAs=] - license set to expire March 31, 2016)
31st Jan '16 10:16:17 AM StFan
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* ''[[Manga/{{Kuragehime}} Princess Jellyfish]]''
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* ''[[Manga/{{Kuragehime}} Princess Jellyfish]]''''Manga/PrincessJellyfish''
22nd Jan '16 9:11:34 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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Moved to trivia
* 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''. ** Even better, they managed to hire most of the voice cast from the ''VideoGame/{{Neptunia}}'' video games for their dub of the anime adaptation. * EverythingIsBigInTexas
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* 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''. ** Even better, they managed to hire most of the voice cast from the ''VideoGame/{{Neptunia}}'' video games for their dub of the anime adaptation. * %%* EverythingIsBigInTexas

* {{Gag Dub}}s: While most of [=FUNimation's=] dubs attempt to stay reasonably faithful to their source material, some comedy series, such as ''Manga/CrayonShinChan'', ''Manga/SgtFrog'', and ''[[Manga/AxisPowersHetalia Hetalia]]'', receive this treatment. * HeyItsThatVoice: Given the company's highly centralized talent roster, anyone who watches more than a couple of their dubs will start to recognize their regulars, and is probably the one complaint fans have with them. They do occasionally spring for new talent, however.
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* {{Gag Dub}}s: GagDub: While most of [=FUNimation's=] dubs attempt to stay reasonably faithful to their source material, some comedy series, such as ''Manga/CrayonShinChan'', ''Manga/SgtFrog'', and ''[[Manga/AxisPowersHetalia Hetalia]]'', receive this treatment. * HeyItsThatVoice: Given the company's highly centralized talent roster, anyone who watches more than a couple of their dubs will start to recognize their regulars, and is probably the one complaint fans have with them. They do occasionally spring for new talent, however.treatment.

*** PigeonholedVoiceActor: Because of the focus on capturing the emotion and personality of the character, it would not be a surprise for some [=FUNimation=] voice actors to be completely good at the character archetypes they are typecast into. * 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 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.

* 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. ''[[Manga/{{Hellsing}} Hellsing Ultimate]]'' (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]]). * NoDubForYou: Almost always averted. Almost all of their licensed retail titles have English dubs, but the only retail release title as of current is ''LightNovel/OniAi''. Ever since then, they have been releasing more titles with sub-only releases (mainly on shows that either had low streaming numbers or incredibly niche shows), but Funimation encourage their fans to watch legal streams to help increase the chances for an anime getting a dub. * 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. * ProductionPosse * PromotedFanboy: Many of the company's voice actors are anime fans themselves, and translation and subtitling staff are frequently former fansubbers.
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* NoBudget: Mostly averted. Being one PigeonholedVoiceActor: Because of the largest anime licensors in North America (besides Creator/VizMedia), when compared to Creator/SentaiFilmworks focus on capturing the emotion and especially Creator/MediaBlasters, they have more production capabilities and enough money to occasionally hire out personality 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. ''[[Manga/{{Hellsing}} Hellsing Ultimate]]'' (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 character, it would not be a surprise for some [=FUNimation=] started their work at New Generation Pictures[[/note]]). * NoDubForYou: Almost always averted. Almost all of their licensed retail titles have English dubs, but the only retail release title as of current is ''LightNovel/OniAi''. Ever since then, they have been releasing more titles with sub-only releases (mainly on shows that either had low streaming numbers or incredibly niche shows), but Funimation encourage their fans to watch legal streams to help increase the chances for an anime getting a dub. * OneOfUs: Many of the staff and voice actors who worked with [=FUNimation=] to be completely good at the character archetypes they 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. * ProductionPosse * PromotedFanboy: Many of the company's voice actors are anime fans themselves, and translation and subtitling staff are frequently former fansubbers.typecast into.
22nd Jan '16 9:03:08 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* [[DigitalPiracyIsEvil Digital Piracy and Fansubs are Evil]]: This is [=FUNimation=]'s official stance and they encourage their fans to obtain anime through legal means. In fact, they even take legal action either through C&D letters to torrenters and fansubbers, or [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-01-25/funimation-sues-1337-bittorrent-users-over-one-piece sue a large number of BiTorrent users over downloading One Piece episodes]]. They even take down fansub videos of many anime titles in Website/{{YouTube}}, ''even in titles they do not directly own'' (e.g. ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' and ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays''). In fact, they are pretty much the policeman of the anime industry.
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* [[DigitalPiracyIsEvil Digital Piracy and Fansubs are Evil]]: DigitalPiracyIsEvil: This is [=FUNimation=]'s official stance and they encourage their fans to obtain anime through legal means. In fact, they even take legal action either through C&D letters to torrenters and fansubbers, or [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-01-25/funimation-sues-1337-bittorrent-users-over-one-piece sue a large number of BiTorrent users over downloading One Piece episodes]]. They even take down fansub videos of many anime titles in Website/{{YouTube}}, ''even in titles they do not directly own'' (e.g. ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' and ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays''). In fact, they are pretty much the policeman of the anime industry.

* {{Fanservice}} / SexSells: According to a [=FUNimation=] representative as well as many of the [=FUNimation=] voice actors, some of the highest selling shows happen to be ones with heavy fanservice (along with the said popular {{shonen}} titles like ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' and ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''), much to the very annoyance of the Anime News Network editors who are quite critical of this. It wouldn't [[LightNovel/BakaAndTestSummonTheBeasts be a]] [[LightNovel/CatPlanetCuties surprise]] [[Manga/BGataHKei with]] [[VisualNovel/ChaosHead the]] [[Manga/RosarioToVampire shows]] [[Anime/IsThisAZombie they've]] [[Manga/DanceInTheVampireBund licensed]].
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* {{Fanservice}} / SexSells: {{Fanservice}}: According to a [=FUNimation=] representative as well as many of the [=FUNimation=] voice actors, some of the highest selling shows happen to be ones with heavy fanservice (along with the said popular {{shonen}} titles like ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' and ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''), much to the very annoyance of the Anime News Network editors who are quite critical of this. It wouldn't [[LightNovel/BakaAndTestSummonTheBeasts be a]] [[LightNovel/CatPlanetCuties surprise]] [[Manga/BGataHKei with]] [[VisualNovel/ChaosHead the]] [[Manga/RosarioToVampire shows]] [[Anime/IsThisAZombie they've]] [[Manga/DanceInTheVampireBund licensed]].

* NiceJobBreakingItHero: You know that little thing with [=4Kids=] on ''Anime/YuGiOh''? Well, this will haunt them again in the future. ** Also, [[ScandalGate Fractalegate]].

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

* [[WhatTheHellHero What the Hell, FUNimation?]]: [=FUNimation=] suing Section23 and other companies that were once Creator/ADVFilms regarding to the sale of assets. [[InternetBackdraft This divided the anime fandom even further]], considering that Section23 had already quickly rebuilt themselves from the ashes of ADV Films and the fact that the anime industry in North America is suffering enough with the layoff of employees from Creator/MediaBlasters and the downfall of Creator/BandaiEntertainment, [=FUNimation=] suing Section23 is kinda seen as a very dicky move. ** Even Creator/ChrisPatton, who had worked in many [=FUNimation=] titles in the past under Creator/ADVFilms label, was [[https://twitter.com/#!/lechrispatton/status/159063669819449345 completely disappointed at [=FUNimation=] for their lawsuit in his Twitter]]. Justified, as he predominately works at UsefulNotes/{{Houston}}, where Creator/SentaiFilmworks[=/=]Section23 is headquartered at. ** [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-05-28/funimation-v-adv-lawsuit-settled-dismissed/.74853 Fortunately, the lawsuit has been dismissed and settled by May 2014.]] The long drama of the anime crash that began with Geneon shutting down in September 2007 is finally over.
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* [[WhatTheHellHero What the Hell, FUNimation?]]: [=FUNimation=] suing Section23 and other companies that were once Creator/ADVFilms regarding to the sale of assets. [[InternetBackdraft This divided the anime fandom even further]], considering that Section23 had already quickly rebuilt themselves from the ashes of ADV Films and the fact that the anime industry in North America is suffering enough with the layoff of employees from Creator/MediaBlasters and the downfall of Creator/BandaiEntertainment, [=FUNimation=] suing Section23 is kinda seen as a very dicky move. ** Even Creator/ChrisPatton, who had worked in many [=FUNimation=] titles in the past under Creator/ADVFilms label, was [[https://twitter.com/#!/lechrispatton/status/159063669819449345 completely disappointed at [=FUNimation=] for their lawsuit in his Twitter]]. Justified, as he predominately works at UsefulNotes/{{Houston}}, where Creator/SentaiFilmworks[=/=]Section23 is headquartered at. ** [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-05-28/funimation-v-adv-lawsuit-settled-dismissed/.74853 Fortunately, the lawsuit has been dismissed and settled by May 2014.]] The long drama of the anime crash that began with Geneon shutting down in September 2007 is finally over.
22nd Jan '16 8:57:53 AM kyun
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* 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 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.
22nd Jan '16 6:51:04 AM finlandsberet
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[=FUNimation=] (previously known as [=FUNimation=] Productions and [=FUNimation=] Entertainment) is an anime dubbing and distribution company currently based in Flower Mound, Texas (a suburb of the [[UsefulNotes/DFWMetroplex Dallas[=/=]Fort Worth Metroplex]]). The company rose to prominence by acquiring the rights to the popular anime title ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', its predecessor series ''Manga/DragonBall'' and its sequel series ''Anime/DragonBallGT'' as a way to survive [[TheNineties the early 1990s]] minor recession. By 1999, they were able to get widespread television exposure via Creator/CartoonNetwork and the ''Dragon Ball'' phenomenon belatedly yet quickly grew in the United States as it had elsewhere (to the point that [=FUNimation=] openly describes itself as "the house that ''Dragonball'' built). Two previous attempts by [=FUNimation=] to release ''Dragon Ball'' to network television had previously been cancelled, before the series and the company found success on Cartoon Network. Over time, it's found success with other anime like the two ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' series and ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''.
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[=FUNimation=] (previously known as [=FUNimation=] Productions and [=FUNimation=] Entertainment) is an anime dubbing and distribution company currently based in Flower Mound, Texas (a suburb of the [[UsefulNotes/DFWMetroplex Dallas[=/=]Fort Worth Metroplex]]). The company rose to prominence by acquiring the rights to the popular anime title ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', its predecessor series ''Manga/DragonBall'' and its sequel series ''Anime/DragonBallGT'' as a way to survive [[TheNineties the early 1990s]] minor recession. By 1999, they were able to get widespread television exposure via Creator/CartoonNetwork and the ''Dragon Ball'' phenomenon belatedly yet quickly grew in the United States as it had elsewhere (to the point that [=FUNimation=] openly describes itself as "the house that ''Dragonball'' built).built". Two previous attempts by [=FUNimation=] to release ''Dragon Ball'' to network television had previously been cancelled, before the series and the company found success on Cartoon Network. Over time, it's found success with other anime like the two ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' series and ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''.
19th Jan '16 4:56:02 PM MarkLungo
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[[quoteright:200:http://static.[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/funimation_logo.gif]] [[caption-width-right:200:[[{{Catchphrase}} org/pmwiki/pub/images/funimation_logo_2016.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:350:[[{{Slogan}} You should be watching.]] ]]
17th Jan '16 4:53:49 AM JRPictures
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* ''Erased''
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* ''Erased''''[[Manga/BokuDakeGaInaiMachi Erased]]'' (Creator/AniplexUSA has the home video rights)
17th Jan '16 4:48:22 AM JRPictures
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* ''LightNovel/Durarara x2 Ketsu'' (Creator/AniplexUSA has the home video rights)
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* ''LightNovel/Durarara ''[[LightNovel/{{Durarara}} Durarara x2 Ketsu'' Ketsu]]'' (Creator/AniplexUSA has the home video rights)
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