Awesome / Funimation

  • These guys started off as a small No Budget studio that had to depend on bigger companies just to function at first, and when they went independent their voice cast was just a bunch of unknown rookies. Nowadays, they're essentially the epitome of Awesome for fans of anime in America, having the most titles, the most quality in their dubs, the highest track record, and widest appreciation for the fans than any other anime company in the States. And those unknown rookies? They're now some of the biggest names in anime dubbing!
    • They not only gave One Piece a far superior dub than when 4Kids Entertainment had it... they went so far as to go back to Episode 01 and redub everything with the new cast members, steamrolling anything 4Kids did! And they caught up, and are now moving further in the show! Awesome.
  • Or how about when Funimation announced that they licensed Hellsing Ultimate OVA 8 and will bring back the original cast and crew for the 5-8 dubs?
    • Now episodes 5-8 have been dubbed with the exact same cast and crew as before! And it was awesome!
  • Funimation went above and beyond with BlazBlue: Alter Memory, getting almost every member of the original dub cast for the games to reprise their respective roles. Patrick Seitz (the voice of Ragna and ADR director) and Travis Willingham (Relius) are both Funimation alumni, so their return to their roles was a given; but the cast are all LA-based, and far and few between are the times when LA actors travel to Dallas for VA work. Truly amazing!
  • After a backlash from New World Cinemas for no intention for releasing Shin Godzilla, Funimation managed to secure the license for the film themselves, allowing for the film to be released in the US!
  • Broadcast dubs have to be done at break-necks speeds. Dubs that not only need to go through the usual process of legal acquisitions, translating, script-writing, dubbing, and editing, but Funimation has to do this within the span of 4 weeks after the episodes premiere in Japan, to combat illegally pirated streaming! Funimation introduced the idea in 2014, picked up several brand new titles every season, and released the dubs on their site, and are still doing them today!! So far no reports of breakdowns have been announced!!
  • Whenever Funimation license rescues a show that has been lost in license limbo for years it generally falls into this.
    • Funimation's announcements at Anime Expo 2013 are the most notable example. Following the closure of Bandai, many fan favorites like Code Geass and Haruhi Suzumiya were no longer legally available for Western anime fans. However at their industry panel that year they announced that they would be license rescuing some of Bandai's lost titles including the aforementioned titles as well as Cowboy Bebop, Wolf's Rain, and Ghost in the Shell.
    • As of recently their license rescue for Nichijou which Bandai briefly had the license for before shutting operations and was on Crunchyroll for a while but disappeared from their catalog. Funimation not only planned to put the title back on legal streaming but even give it the long-deserving home video release.
    • Their license rescue of Gosick was one of their defining moments of 2017 so far. Not only did they rescue a show that has long been in license-limbo but announced a release date and a dub for it as soon as the announcement was made.
  • Finally giving The Seven Deadly Sins a home video release in the United States. For years the license status of this series was left up in the air with Aniplex USA outright rejecting the license during simulcasts. The show wasn't even made available for legal streaming in the US until Netflix picked it up. As one of the most popular anime of 2014 many fans were not pleased with its treatment and were left to wonder who would license it for home video. Thankfully Funimation stepped in and finally answered fan demand.

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