Sengoku Basara had an animation series, and then FUNimation picks it up for dubbing. We know the disaster of Devil Kings so I guess they will dub them as Devil Ki—HOLD UP, THEY ARE DUBBING IT AS THE ORIGINAL SOURCE OF SENGOKU BASARA!?!? PUT YA GUNZ ON!!!
What? Reuben Langdon is not reprising his role as Date Masamune for the anime? Boo...Wait a sec, what's this?? Stephanie Sheh and Laura Bailey as Kasuga and Oichi!? Oh the bliss of Sheh orgasming! And Bailey is probably the most perfect person to lift up the American hate towards Ichi! This is still going to be great, even without Masamune sounding likeDante...
They're gonna release the 1st part of Novel 10 in the next Sneaker magazine? Pfft...*2 months later* OMG! It's true! There's a 70-page preview! Ryoko is back!
Which has now gone out the window as the Baka-Tsuki project has been forced to stop
You can still find translations on the internet. I found one of the preview, and it was awesome!
According to the BT forums, the Cease and Desist letter only covered the first 9 novels. It's now up to the translators to see whether they want to risk angering the lawyers.
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass Manga. Akira Himekawa, what have you done to Astrid?! Linebeck?! Or, Link and Tetra, for that matter?! OK, this is, officially, the worst Manga adaption since Oracle of— Princess Zelda goes badass spirit-form?! Screw the DS game, this should have been in Brawl!
Ironically, the very same plot-twist caused a Fandom Rejoice moment for the next installment of the games, Spirit Tracks. Apparently Nintendo was running out of ideas and took a look at the Manga...except that the Game Spirit Zelda is awesome for completly different reasons than the Manga Spirit Zelda
Black Lagoon dubbed by Canadians? Oh crap, not another disastrous dub...WOAH! They had more F-bombs than the Japanese original!? In good English!? With actual, believable accents!? This is going to be fun!
Bah! They'll just shove it into 2 AM with no advertising — Wait, it's at 12 AM? And there are actual ads? Hey, AS cares about anime after all!
Olivier said "...passed down the Armstrong line for generations!"?! FOR THE FIRST TIME?!
Ugh, they're probably just going to be like, "shouldn't have worried, blahblahblah..." Wait, whoa. WHOA. Did Roy just seriously hug Riza?!
Another corny train leave...what the hell are they saying...Wait, did Ed just propose?!
Oh God, the anime isn't following the manga! Hey...wait...This is AWESOME.
A certain faction of the fandom experienced another one with the publication of the third art book and its Word Of God pronouncement that the Roy/Riza ship is, in fact, canon. Specifically, the author said that the military's anti-fraternization law is the only thing keeping them from getting married.
sigh They'll dub FMA for German release, huh? Oh well, at least I can assume they wont butcher the script and anyways, I can always turn on the original with sub- HOLY SHIT they cast DAVID NATHAN as Roy?! THE GERMAN VOICE OF JONNY DEPP?!!!
The English dub of Hellsing Ultimate got this when it was announced that pretty much all of the English cast for the TV series, including Crispin Freeman, would be returning. Rightly so, considering that, if anything, the dub of Ultimate is even better than the original series' dub.
And in November 2011, Funimation announced they will finally dub episodes 5-8 with the same cast and crew as before. Much rejoicing indeed.
Plus, "When You Start the War, Fight With Arrows, Spears and Swords!" was one of the most popular songs from Hellsing TV. When we heard it as the ending theme to Hellsing Ultimate episode 8, we were so happy.
The new seasons of Slayers are being dubbed by Funimation? Oh, great, they'll probably just end up getting ADV's cast from the movies and-WHAT? They're bringing back the voice actors from the first three TV series?! OUR PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED!
Pretty Cure. Usually, it takes a few weeks of the season actually being on the air for things to settle down. When HeartCatch Pretty Cure! was announced, everything began as normal. Then Nana Mizuki, best known for her roles as either adorable love interests, Dark Magical Girls or both, was cast as the lead. A good number of arms were laid down that day.
The fact that one character will be orange and another green in Smile Pretty Cure! made the fandom overjoyed.
Many fans reacted this way when Yayoi Kise (Cure Peace) was revealed to be an otaku.
Saban announces a series called Gangnam Girls? Sounds like it's going to be another bad western animation girls' carto-WAIT A MINUTE! THE DESCRIPTION SAYS THAT IT IS ABOUT 5 GIRLS PROTECTING THE WORLD FROM FAIRYTALE VILLIANS! DOES THIS MEAN THAT IT'S A DUB OF SMILE PRETTY CURE? It's a "maybe".
When the Book Adaptation of Breath of Fire IV came out, reactions ranged from "HOLY CRAP THEY'RE DOING SOMETHING WITH THE FRANCHISE" to "They Changed It, Now It Sucks" to "Why the hell did Capcom wait seven friggin' YEARS to license this?" (Did we mention the entire franchise had been in Development Hell for approximately four years?) This was, of note, until they SAW some later scenes in the aforementioned manga—particularly the scene where Soniel is decapitated by Fou-lu which is a massive Take That to the bowdlerisation of the scene in the game and Cray PUNCHING YUNA SO HARD THAT HE SLAMS HIM INTO A WALL AND CRATERS IT.
Subverted in the case of the Eden of the East dub. Apparently, Oasis' label did permit Funimation to get the rights of the anime's OP, "Falling Down"...but only for the first episode.
Man, Initial D will probably never get a proper adaptation...wait, Funimation got it? AND they're giving it a proper dub with the Eurobeat?
Well, to be fair, the Woolseyism was exactly what the Sgt Frog anime needed, in order to offset how watered and toned down the anime production was from the original manga. To say nothing of how the implementation of it was almost sheer genius in everything from episode titles to obscure references that even the nerdiest nerds of nerdom wouldn't have even expected.
Oh and of course, the "Test Episode". WHAT IS THIS?? NATSUMI RENAMED TO NATALIE?? THE FROGS NAMES CHANGED TO BE ONE LESS SYLLABLE? PLANET WUSSIAN?! MISTER FURBOTTOM?!? WHAT ARE THEY DOING, IT'S RUINED FOREVER!! Oh wait! They listened to the fans feedback and the real series will have no transliterated name changes after all?? Hooray for FUNImation!!!!
Funimation licensing One Piece after 4Kids lost the rights. Nothing more really needs to be said here.
The announcement that Funimation would be releasing episodes again after over a year.
For manga readers, the news that Viz would be releasing five volumes per month starting in 2010, bringing the English edition up to speed with the Japanese one.
A more minor example, but many fans were happy when it was announced that professional translator Stephen Paul was hired to translate the manga for Shonen Jump Alpha.
Holy crap! Funimation just licensed both the fifth season and...STRONG WORLD?! Funimation, all my money!!!
In general, when a country is revealed the fandom rejoices (especially fans from said country). Fans will also rejoice if a country is added into the manga plot.
When Himaruya returned after an 8 month haitus, there was much rejoicing done on tumblr and livejournal.
Season 5? Great! New designs that are much closer to the manga artwork? AWESOME!
The Funimation dub for Dragon Ball Kai had Freeza recast and voiced by a male voice actor (Christopher Ayres) whose performance will supposedly be very faithful to the Japanese version. It's what the fandom's been waiting for ever since the Kai dub was announced.
The creation of the "dub with Japanese music" track for the Dragon Ball Z season sets. The issues with "remastering" and the cropped aspect ratio harmed this somewhat.
Later when the Dragon Ball GT season sets were announced...Correct aspect ratio, less problematic remastering, removal of the Theme Tune Rap and replacing it with an English version of Dan Dan Kokoro Hikareteku sung by Vic Mignogna. Also, the Dragon Ball season sets finally (after almost 15 years) making the first 13 episodes available uncut and bilingual in America.
However, unfortunately, this news is not without it's disappointing tradeoff. Meredith McCoy's famously sexy Android 18 vocal depiction is now gone, as she has not come back from retirement for the role. But we got Colleen Clinkenbeard!
An example from the Hungarian fanbase, which went through some zigzagging: In late 2011, news hit of a Dragon Ball show finally airing on TV, 12 years after its infamous cancellation. Fans went nuts. Then it turned out it's only Dragon Ball GT. Fans lost faith. Then they revealed the dubbing studio managed to reunite a large bulk of the original cast, save for a few very minor characters. Fans cried happy tears.
Less than a year later, another Hungarian TV station announced that they're be re-airing Dragon Ball Z. The hitch is that it's shown with the original dub, which was infamously shoddily retranslated from the French version and Edited for Syndication, but on the bright side, this means the brilliant former voice cast isn't getting replaced, plus the bare fact that it returns after over a decade of being off the air is more than enough of a reason to rejoice.
And another year thereafter, the same TV station revealed that they've bought all of the episodes and are planning to keep airing them without any breaks (previously, only the first 52 got repeated over and over). So after a 14 year wait, for the first time, the dub may be shown on television in its entirety.
Black Butler is getting a second season, with Sebastian and Ciel gone for good? None of the cast returning? Oh WTF come on how-...Then came the day when episode one of Black Butler II premiered. Let's just say the advertising team trolled the entire fandom.
Aniplex is distributing Durarara!! in America. Dammit, they're probably not even going to bother with a dub and...Huh? They are giving it a dub? Well, they'll probably outsource it to Singapore and give everyone crappy voices and...Wait a sec - Crispin Freeman is gonna be in it? As Shizuo!? THIS WILL BE THE GREATEST DUB EVER!
And then later they brought it back to the Japanese version!
Ash can't seem to win against Brandon, and now it's time for the final chance, wonder who Ash will..CHARIZARD! Yes, but we already saw him battling Noland's Articuno....wait, Bulbasaur and Squirtle and Pikachu! The Four icons of Season 1! They do care for the old fans!
Cool! Another season of Pokémon, I wonder how it'll compare to D/P - they have a female sidesick who isn't Ms. Fanservice? They're cutting Brock from the main cast?! They're cutting down the filler?!
So, its the Sinnoh League, bet Ash'll just use his Sinnoh...wait a minute, he's using old ones!? CYNDAQUIL EVOLVES!
There was also some fan-squeeing when the Team Rocket trio slipped back into their original motto for one episode in D/P.
Team Rocket is getting a promotion. Likely going to goof it up somehow...wait a second. Are they actually being competent? Taking their job seriously? No silly little fantasies about the boss? They have not been sent blasting off again ever since this new series started?! Holy shit, this is the most incredible growth in badassness ever!
Damn Earthquake, now we'll never see Team Plasma in the anime...Wait, what's that? N is finally going to appear in BEST WISHES? YES, OH YES!
To add to that, they're finally appearing with Ghetsis and Colress, no less. Given how the former is such a Love to Hate villain, the fandom went CRAZY.
Unfortunately, the same episode (BW112) has confirmed that ifthe two-parter still exists, it did not happen in its original place in the story. Until Gen. 6, whether the two-parter exists in any form at all will remain up in the air...
Charizard's return in BW. Not only that, Brock and Misty appear in reanimated flashbacks from the Original Series, featuring Charizard's story, so it all worked out somehow.
SWEET MOTHER OF ARCEUS! The anime team has remembered BUTTERFREE! ASH'S BUTTERFREE!
You know, I really do wish that the current arc of Pokemon would show off some more old school characters than just Charizard and Butter....Clair!? Blackthorn City Gym Leader Clair!? YES!
You know, Best Wishes were fun, and Kalos looks neat, but it still needs something....a mysterious trainer with a Mega Blaziken appearing mysteriously...cooler than Paul perhaps, and maybe a sign of a darker story...but I still feel there needs to be something more...Wobbuffet Returns!?
Let's see, first episodes....Team Rocket is still being blasted off again, so that's kind of Badass Decay....wait, did they actually use Wobbuffet well enough to actually cause damage!? (They actually still have some competence from BW's!) Pikachu didn't just randomly lose power and lost or tied with a starter's Snivy this time, but actually had a decent fight with a Gym Leader's Pokémon!? The new female character is being developed before she drops in for a Pokémon!? Perhaps you can teach an old anime new tricks and avoid all the fandom complaints from Best Wishes!
The romantic subtext for Ash and Serena has been surprisingly popular, to the point where even non-shippers are delighted by their chemistry. Oddly enough, there's been little to know Ship-to-Ship Combat over the pairing.
The Sailor Moon manga is being re-released in Japan, Italy, and America?
As it turns out, nope. It was two OAVs retelling the Kyoto arc with new animation.
Digimon Frontier: Ayumi Miyazaki or AiM not in it? I'll pass...Wait, Kouji Wada is doing all the songs? FIRE??? WITH THE WILL!!!!!????? YES!!!!
After Disney bought the company that dubs Digimon, the very first thing announced was that they'd go dub every movie that had been made up to that point (starting with Revenge of Diaboromon). And there was plenty of cheering.
Digimon Adventure is finally being released on DVD?! After about...what?! Thirteen whole years?! BANZAI!!! But wait! It's not bilingual! Well, it's better than nothing right? Hopefully we'll get the other—WHAT?! Digimon Adventure 02 is gonna be released as well?! ZOMG!!! Thanks, New Video Group!!!
Netflix releasing BOTH the subbed and dub versions of seasons 1 and 2.
A lot of people were really annoyed when they heard Sayaka Ohara playing Beatrice for the first time on a drama CD of the second arc of Umineko no Naku Koro ni. Her voice was too low and deep, there was no way that she could troll and cackle the way Beatrice is supposed to. Then they actually got to hear her in the anime. Let's put it this way - there's a reason that both of the quotes on her page are from Umineko.
Adding to Higurashi Kira, the latest preview for episode 3 features Mion x Keiichi. At least half the fandom (excluding Keiichi x Rena fans) squeed here.
This troper may have squealed like a little girl when she saw the trailer for the Kaku movie. Specifically, the part where Rena battled someone with a gun, wielding only a cleaver. In glorious, glorious, modern animation. It looks like the next entry of Higurashi will return to the blood and gore that we all love.
So they are going to do an anime of Fate Zero, guess we are going to have to get used to Studio DEEN somehow messing this one up...Wait, it's not Studio DEEN? It's ufotable doing the animation and they hired the Drama CD VA's, Nice. But what about the music...Yuki Kajiura (another person familiar with Kara no Kyoukai, having done the haunting sound track there. Also just finishing a stint with Puella Magi Madoka Magica). This is going to be good...
Wait, Pokémon Special is finally going to be re-released in America?! YES! No more expensive imports from Singapore! Going beyond the first seven volumes?! The GSC arc is finally going to be released in America?! YES AGAIN!
Although now there are quite a number of fans who don't like how Viz is running things when it comes to Pokémon Special. Running the fourth gen arcs aside of the second gen to catch up with the Japanese release? A few possible spoilers aside, yay! The not-yet-collected-in-volume-form fifth gen arc is being released as well? Um, okay, even if the previous point also applies here and that a lot of details that get changed from the magazine to the volumes...What?! You have no plans to release the third gen arcs, whose loss will inevitably cause massive plot holes in the arcs you have already published?
WRONG! The Ruby/Sapphire arc and FREAKING HEARTGOLD/SOULSILVER arcs have been confirmed for release in 2013! LET THE FLAILING COMMENCE!
"Crap, Mobile Suit Gundam AGE looks like it's gonna be a stupid kids' show. Wait...JAM Project are doing the OP? This is gonna be awesome!" Ok...we kinda got jossed on that part.
But Kei Yoshikawa is now doing the music for the seires. WHICHMEANS...
And you thought AGE-1 is just that, AGE-2 and AGE-3 MS have been revealed, and they're a homage to the Zeta and Double Zeta! EPIC!
It may not be Crossbone but an animated Pirate Gundam? HELL YEAH!!
Sentai Filmworks rescued both Rozen Maiden series and will release them in a collection. That's nice, though Funimation already released them, so— Hold the phone! They got the Ouverture OVAs too? Worth it, even with no dub— What? They ACTUALLY GOT Bang Zoom! Entertainment to dub them, and there will be an individual release, too? You have my respect, guys!
The relationship between Sentai and Bang Zoom! continues with the licensing of the Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works movie and the second season of K-On!, getting the old dub cast members back. Naturally, fans rejoiced.
They're finally releasing the original Gundam series in an Anime Legends pack? Well, that's good news I suppose, since the originals are long out of print. Wait, we're finally getting the Japanese audio too?! Squeee!
Gintama's announcement that they were going to release the Benizakura arc was a Big "YES!" for the fandom. And then, when they decided to bring back the TV series a year later, everyone went nuts.
On the US side of things, the fans were sad that Sentai Filmworks stopped releasing the TV series...until they eventually licensed The Movie (which covers the Benizakura arc, from the unlicensed portion of said adaptation), with an English dub made for it. To top it off, the ADR director isn't Steven Foster. Needless to say, much joy was had at that point.
April 2012. Gintama was gone, ending with a real closure this time despite one last attempt to troll. But fast forward to August and wait...it couldn't be...a second film with Sorachi himself involved? AND IS THAT SHIROYASHA IN THE TEASERS? Sunrise you really do care! But that's not all. The TV anime is returning with not only reruns but new episodes too!! In the 6pm Thursday slot!! Roll on October.
When they casted Yuuichi Nakamura as Kintoki, fans thought it was the best casting ever, considering that the former and Tomokazu Sugita (who's Gintoki) are practically Heterosexual Life-Partners and having these two try to grab the spotlight of the Kintoki arc would be an immense amount of trolling.
X-Men being aired on G4 with an English dub...oh great, they're going to get Milo Ventimiglia back as...wait...Steve Blum coming back as Wolverine in the X-Men anime!! W00T!!! Marvel, you have finally been redeemed in the Marvel anime project.
Lyrical Nanoha: Reinforce (Eins) fans cheered when it came out that their beloved Ein would be getting more screentime.
Oh great, a new Nanoha manga based around card games and no magic? This is going to...Wait, is that Precia? Linith? Alicia? And they're NICE?! Wait, is that Fate? Fate and Alicia are both alive?! Cool! And they work with Lindy? Awesome!
Yeah, but that's not really that...Did I just see the Materials? The Florian sisters? Yuri? And the Materials and Yuri have last names now?! Holy fuck yes!
Hayate and her family will probably be...Reinforce Eins Yagami?! Screw the movie, this is getting awesome!
Yuuno's slated to actually be in this manga too? Holy damn, it's like 7arcs is trying to apologize to everyone for every perceived slight the franchise has had since A's ended almost 10 years ago.
FREAKING SARA AND IGPX ARE BACK! Oh, and TOM 5 and a new Absolution.
Man, with the big 3 and Soul Eater, what's Toonami gonna do for an encore...wait, did Toonami just pick up Sword Art Online? HELL YES!
Toonami announced on their tumblr that they'd be simulcasting the world premiere of Space Dandy on January 4th. That by itself is just fine and dandy, But Wait, There's More! Space Dandy will be used to kick-start an extended Toonami block, airing at 11:30 PM. They really aren't kidding when they say Toonami is "building you a better cartoon show".
You know, I think Soul Eater and Sword Art are ending in March, wonder what Toonami will get to replace their soul themed, great soundtracked brilliance of English Dubbing....Blue Exorcist!!!!!!
To Love-Ru is already long over. What? Its got an anime called Motto To Love Ru. Sweet. A couple months later, the manga announces its triumphant return, with extra plot and a double dose of fanservice. Incredible. Then its announced that there will be side chapters published in a sister magazine. Better and better. And the newest piece of news? To Love-ru Darkness is having an anime release? The one manga that was declared too hot for tv is being released on tv? YES! I AM SO WATCHING IT! Its a good day to be a To Love Ru fan.
Sword Art Online is getting an anime release? They're going to cover up to the Fairy Dance arc? Awesome!
Sailor Moon's revived popularity around the world is great, but when is North America going to get a proper re-release of the original anime...Wait, what's this? A new animated adaptation is being produced and will air in summer 2013? It will get a simultaneous world release too!? In the name of the moon, Sailor Moon is BACK to punish evil once again!
Jojos Bizarre Adventure is FINALLY getting a proper anime adaptation?! And it's coming this October?!! "YES! YES! YES! YES!"
Whoa, hold the phone. CyberConnect2 is making a fighting game too?! And it's gonna cover all parts of the manga?! Man, Christmas must've come early this year!!
Then, when you start watching the anime and what do you see? Ok, Dio kicked Danny, but what is this? ARAKI'S GIANT ONOMATOPOEIA ARE IN THE ANIME!!! And it becomes even more awesome when you the Ending: Roundabout, by Yes, with a really wonderful animation.
And they picked Mazinger Z AND Cutey Honey as well? And we're finally going to see an uncensored version of Mazinger Z in the US??? Discotek, you rock!
At Otakon 2012, FUNimation announced that they had the rights to episodes 49-72 of Fairy Tail, and the movie, The Priestess of the Phoenix. The best part? They literally got the go-ahead to announce those additions to Fairy Tail that morning.
So the High School Dx D anime is over. Issei defeats Riser in an Engagement Challenge and gets the girl of his dreams (Rias) to like him. So all is well. But wait. Sirzechs and Grayfia did mention the "Vanishing Dragon" at the end. Maybe there's hope for a second season.
Wait, a second season has been announced? Hell yeah!
And a second OVA episode will come in 2013? Right after the first one was released in Japan?! And it's also written by Ishibumihimself?! AWESOME!!!
So, Nozomi Entertainment is about to announce a "mystery license". I wonder which anime...Wait, they are licensing Rose of Versailles? Does this mean the anime is finally going to be released in the US?! AWWWWW YES!!!
Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland will come to Blu-Ray. They'll probably cheap out on extra content like for the DVD, but at least we can watch the movie in HD...and with Japanese audio and English subtitles? Plus, Studio Ghibli's pilot will get included as a bonus feature? Goll-ee!
Many fans were resigned to the belief that there would be no more Ghost in the Shell anime. Then, Production IG announced that they were working on a new Ghost In the Shell series which will be released in 2013! YES!
Why does Australia have to get remasters of Card Captor Sakura and we Americans don't?! We haven't gotten new DVDs since Geneon's demise and it's likely the series will never be picked back up—-SAY WHAT?! Discotek Media just got the rights to the first movie and are releasing the remastered version?! TAKE MY MONEY, DISCOTEK!!!
Fate Zero was a pretty faithful and awesome adaptation. Too bad that the ones for the first two routes of Fate/stay night sucked and that Heaven's Feel will nev-, wait? What's that? Heaven's Feel is being adapted into an anime? Well I hope it doesn't turn out lik-, WAIT, Ufotable is animating? Hell yeah!
Dot Hack has been stuck in the limbo since Bandaint Ertainment got itself a "restructuring" back in the days but wait! What's this?! Funimation acquired them? They rescued it from from being stuck there? HOORAY!!!!
Ranma One Half has been OOP since 2009. Now at Otakon 2013, Viz Media will re-release the entire series on both DVD and Blu-Ray and will air it on Neon Alley this fall. Hell yeah!
So they are announcing a new Pokémonanime, are they? Do we really need another...Is that...Red and Green!? *explodes*
Now it's time to dub their voices....man the fans would blow a gasket if they just used the voices from the regular show and had Red be voiced by Meowth or Ash or Kirito...wait, since when was Kirito in Pokemon, wait Red has his english Vocie actor? That just fits....so much