History YMMV / Funimation

12th May '17 8:21:57 PM Lionheart0
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** The English dub for ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' is often considered by many fans to be what first perked genuine interest in Funimation, after their dub of ''Dragon Ball Z'' gave them a rather sour reputation for quite a while, though given the previously mentioned series, it's also safe to say it solidified their beard-growing. After ''FMA'', anime fans wanted to see more out of Funimation, who via the dub established most of their current standards in English dubbing.
* 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 DVDs and Blu-Rays going out of print. Funimation similarly lost all of their rights to the various ''Manga//LupinIII'' movies and specials they previously dubbed.

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** The English dub for ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' is often considered by many fans to be what first perked genuine interest in Funimation, after their dub of ''Dragon Ball Z'' gave them a rather sour reputation for quite a while, though given the previously mentioned series, it's also safe to say it solidified their beard-growing. After ''FMA'', anime fans wanted to see more out of Funimation, who via the dub established most of their current standards in English dubbing.
* 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 DVDs and Blu-Rays going out of print. Funimation similarly lost all of their rights to the various ''Manga//LupinIII'' movies and specials they previously dubbed.
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12th May '17 8:19:20 PM Lionheart0
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** The English dub for ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' is often considered by many fans to be what first perked genuine interest in Funimation, after their dub of ''Dragon Ball Z'' gave them a rather sour reputation for quite a while, though given the previously mentioned series, it's also safe to say it solidified their beard-growing. After ''FMA'', anime fans wanted to see more out of Funimation, who via the dub established most of their current standards in English dubbing.

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** The English dub for ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' is often considered by many fans to be what first perked genuine interest in Funimation, after their dub of ''Dragon Ball Z'' gave them a rather sour reputation for quite a while, though given the previously mentioned series, it's also safe to say it solidified their beard-growing. After ''FMA'', anime fans wanted to see more out of Funimation, who via the dub established most of their current standards in English dubbing.dubbing.
* 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 DVDs and Blu-Rays going out of print. Funimation similarly lost all of their rights to the various ''Manga//LupinIII'' movies and specials they previously dubbed.
2nd May '17 7:10:32 PM DrZulu2010
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** After reciving a lot of complains about the english dub of VisualNovel/DanganRonpa for replacing everyone character's voices from the game with the exception of Naegi[[note]]Granted they have the rights of the anime before the game came out and the reason why Bryce Papenbrook was able to reprise his role was because he was working on Manga/AttackOnTitan at the time[[/note]] they have decided to bring most of the dub cast of VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2 for the dub of Anime/DanganRonpa3 with only Gundham, Akane, Fuyuhiko, Ibuki, Peko and the ultimate imposter not coming back. Also, for apologizing to not contacting the game cast, they brought back Kaiji Tang (the game voice of Yasuhiro Hagakure) and Erin Frizgerald (voice of Genocide Jack and half of Junko Enoshima's personalities) sadly not for RoleReprisal but at least giving them important roles.

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** After reciving a lot of complains about the english dub of VisualNovel/DanganRonpa for replacing everyone character's voices from the game with the exception of Naegi[[note]]Granted they have the rights of the anime before the game came out and the reason why Bryce Papenbrook was able to reprise his role was because he was working on Manga/AttackOnTitan at the time[[/note]] they have decided to bring most of the dub cast of VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2 for the dub of Anime/DanganRonpa3 with only Gundham, Akane, Fuyuhiko, Ibuki, Peko and the ultimate imposter not coming back. Also, for apologizing to not contacting attempted by brigning back the cast of the first game cast, (Kaiji Tang, Amanda Celine Miller, Erin Fitzgerald and Cassandra Lee) yet they brought back Kaiji Tang (the game voice of Yasuhiro Hagakure) and Erin Frizgerald (voice of Genocide Jack and half of Junko Enoshima's personalities) sadly not for RoleReprisal but at least giving them important roles.have recieved complains on how they didn't reprise their role.
30th Apr '17 10:43:01 AM Lionheart0
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* FandomRivalry: With Creator/SentaiFilmworks.

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* FandomRivalry: With Creator/SentaiFilmworks.


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** With fellow Texas Anime Licencor, Creator/SentaiFilmworks. A lot of the rival stemmed from the former company, ADV Films, in which fans would debate which Licencor would produce the higher quality dub, and had the better direction. More recently, ever since Sentai seemingly became partners with Amazon's streaming service, ''Strike'', in response to Funimation's partnership with Crunchyroll, this turned more into a rivalry over which company deserves to license a potential anime more.
30th Apr '17 10:32:03 AM Lionheart0
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** Their Broadcast dub of ''Manga/PrisonSchool'' received backlash for including a [=GamerGate=] reference. [[note]]With most of the criticism stemming from just how out of place the line was, [[RulesOfCautiousEditing and we will leave it there.]][[/note]] The home video release ended up removing the line in question.

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** Their Broadcast dub of ''Manga/PrisonSchool'' received backlash for including a [=GamerGate=] reference. [[note]]With most of the criticism stemming from just how out of place the line was, [[RulesOfCautiousEditing [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment and we will leave it there.]][[/note]] The home video release ended up removing the line in question.
30th Apr '17 10:31:30 AM Lionheart0
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** Their Broadcast dub of ''Manga/PrisonSchool'' received backlash for including a [=GamerGate=] reference. [[note]]With most of the criticism stemming from just how out of place the line was, [[RulesOfCautiousEditting and we will leave it there.]][[/note]] The home video release ended up removing the line in question.

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** Their Broadcast dub of ''Manga/PrisonSchool'' received backlash for including a [=GamerGate=] reference. [[note]]With most of the criticism stemming from just how out of place the line was, [[RulesOfCautiousEditting [[RulesOfCautiousEditing and we will leave it there.]][[/note]] The home video release ended up removing the line in question.
30th Apr '17 10:31:17 AM Lionheart0
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** Their Broadcast dub of ''Manga/PrisonSchool'' has received a lot of backlash for including a [=GamerGate=] reference. [[note]]With most of the criticism stemming from just how out of place the line was, [[RulesOfCautiousEditting and we will leave it there.]][[/note]] The home video release ended up removing the line in question.

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** Their Broadcast dub of ''Manga/PrisonSchool'' has received a lot of backlash for including a [=GamerGate=] reference. [[note]]With most of the criticism stemming from just how out of place the line was, [[RulesOfCautiousEditting and we will leave it there.]][[/note]] The home video release ended up removing the line in question.
30th Apr '17 10:30:54 AM Lionheart0
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** Their Broadcast dub of ''Manga/PrisonSchool'' has recieved a lot of backlash for including a [=GamerGate=] line[[note]]the backlash was a combination of both hypocritism since many anti [=GamerGaters=] would hate the anime for objectifing women, which was the major criticism they have against the movement and the writer's unprofessional answer to the valid critisism.[[/note]] so they replace it with a more accurate line for the DVD/Blu-Ray release.

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** Their Broadcast dub of ''Manga/PrisonSchool'' has recieved received a lot of backlash for including a [=GamerGate=] line[[note]]the backlash was a combination reference. [[note]]With most of both hypocritism since many anti [=GamerGaters=] would hate the anime for objectifing women, which was the major criticism they have against stemming from just how out of place the movement and the writer's unprofessional answer to the valid critisism.[[/note]] so they replace it with a more accurate line for was, [[RulesOfCautiousEditting and we will leave it there.]][[/note]] The home video release ended up removing the DVD/Blu-Ray release.line in question.


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** Since their Business Partnership with Crunchyroll, there has been accusations of whether or not Funimation is "monopolizing" the English Dub scene. Their output has increased rapidly since then.
3rd Apr '17 1:54:56 PM deadFreak
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* AmericansHateTingle: Or Latin Americans Hate Funimation. Due to their refusal to license outside North America or any non-English regions and their continuous region-locks, people in Latin America hate this company very much.

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Or Latin Americans Hate Funimation. Due to their refusal to license outside North America or any non-English regions and their continuous region-locks, people in Latin America hate this company have very much.bad comments of the company.
** However, due to their recent announcement of the second season of ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' for Latin America and recent events that caused a fragmentation of the anime streaming scene, it'll be expected to see more titles from Funimation available to Latin American people.
25th Feb '17 1:38:21 AM GrammarNavi
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** Anything regarding the ''Franchise/DragonBall'' franchise is bound to cause debate among the fandom. Be it debates over whether the original ''Dragon Ball Z'' dub has aged well or not, if the ''Kai'' dub is the superior version, or if Bruce Falconer should return to score ''Super'' or if Funimation firing him was one of the best things to happen to the franchise. If not debates, then backlash will certainly ensue. Controversies have included voice actors such as Creator/DameonClarke, Creator/LauraBailey, and Meredith McCoy being unable to reprise their roles for some installments, the disastrous orange brick DVD-releases for ''Z'' (and the subsequent season set Blu-Rays), ''Kai's'' initial television airing being on Nicktoons, as well as the fact that it took Funimation three years to announce they have the license for ''The Final Chapters'' of ''Kai'', and not announcing the license for ''Super'', until late 2016, despite voice actors and staff members hinting at the license for over a year on ''Kai'' alone.

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** Anything regarding the ''Franchise/DragonBall'' franchise is bound to cause debate among the fandom. Be it debates over whether the original ''Dragon Ball Z'' dub has aged well or not, if the ''Kai'' dub is the superior version, or if Bruce Falconer should return to score ''Super'' or if Funimation firing him was one of the best things to happen to the franchise. If not debates, then backlash will certainly ensue. Controversies have included voice actors such as Creator/DameonClarke, Creator/LauraBailey, and Meredith McCoy [=McCoy=] being unable to reprise their roles for some installments, the disastrous orange brick DVD-releases for ''Z'' (and the subsequent season set Blu-Rays), ''Kai's'' initial television airing being on Nicktoons, as well as the fact that it took Funimation three years to announce they have the license for ''The Final Chapters'' of ''Kai'', and not announcing the license for ''Super'', until late 2016, despite voice actors and staff members hinting at the license for over a year on ''Kai'' alone.
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