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  • Anime fans had longed for Toonami to air one of Sentai Filmworks shows. So when the Toonami crew at Momocon announced that they are airing Akame ga Kill! in their block, fans were ecstatic.
  • Ah, FUNimation is dubbing Axis Powers Hetalia? Cool...Wait, they're using accents?
    • There was also a small bout of panic when it was announced that the Ending Theme was going to be changed. And then the preview for Hatafutte Parade was released...
    • Some against type casting (mainly Vic Mignogna as Greece) was offset by some really great choices for Belarus, Rome, Chibitalia, and Sealand. And then came some of the main characters, sending the squees to a fever pitch.
    • Hetalia season four? Zippedy-doo-dah! FUNimation licensed that, season three, and the movie, all on the same day? HALLELUJAH! I'll go get the defibrillators...
    • So Himaruya's taking Christmas requests again this year? Sweet...HOLY CRAP IS THAT FRANCE!? LET THE 2010 BLOODBATH BEGIN!
    • 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!
    • 2014 was a year of awesome for Hetalia fans. A bi-monthly comic is running in Shonen Jump, a whole 3 years since the strips were running at a regular and constant pace. The flood of new content was overwhelming for fans. Then Hima released designs for the UK brothers, all of whom he has been hinting at since the beginning of the webcomics. Then he introduced Portugal, a character whose designs' were released a good year ago and fans have been waiting eagerly for. It really was a great year for the fandom, especially considering discussions of it dying...down of...HOLY CRAP, SEASON 6 IS HAPPENING! WOO!
    • In 2016, season six is finally getting a dub! Christmas is coming early!
  • Years has passed, still no confirmation for- WAIT! SEASON 3 OF A CERTAIN MAGICAL INDEX IS COMING AT LAST!

  • Bananya has gotten absolutely outstanding treatment for being a short series. They usually wind up unlicensed...Discotek's giving this one a Blu-ray (before Japan!) and an English dub with Mike Toole as narrator.
  • For the love of God, the Berserk anime is getting a remake?! Susumu Hirasawa is back?! OOOHHH YEAAAAH!!!
  • 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.
  • Same for the newBlack Butler arc, "Book of circus". The first trailer alone was enough to win back the fans who actually hated the second season. Awesome music? Checked. No mention of Alois or Ciel being a demon? Checked. And then we had and absolutely epic curb-stomp battle in the first episode...some reviewers even say that this may be the best season of all three.
  • 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!
  • Blue Exorcist is getting an English dub? Thank you, Aniplex USA!'re getting Johnny Yong Bosch to play Yukio? Awesome- that's the fifth Jun Fukuyama role he's dubbing!
    • Bryce Papenbrook as Rin? Er...hold on, he was Aidou, Kida and Asbel? Yay! Rin's in good hands!
    • Christine Marie Cabanos as Shiemi? Okay, I officially love this dub!
    • Man, the anime was good up until it stopped following the manga. Wait, there's a new season coming? And it's following the Impure King Arc, meaning it will potentially ignore the latter half of the first season? Sold.
  • Mini-Skirt/Bodacious Space Pirates? I'm not sure about this...Oh, so Tatsuo Sato is the director? Sounds like it might be fun. (2 years later) What the— Sentai's pre-emptively licensed this series? Sign me up!

  • Why does Australia have to get remasters of Cardcaptor 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!!!
    • NIS America JUST GOT THE SERIES!!! But wait! It says there's going to be a monaural edited English dub in there. They can't be referring to the atrocious Macekre that was Card Captors, right—THE ANIMAX DUB?!? The one Madman Entertainment tried to get but couldn't because it was too financially taxing?! WE LOVE YOU, NIS America!!!
  • Dang it, Sentai Filmworks, how could they not give Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions an English dub, but instead give one to a barely recognized show such as Hakenden?! W-wait, what's that? THIS LISTENED TO US?! CHUNIBYO'S GETTING AN ENGLISH DUB AFTER ALL?! REJOICE!
  • Bandai's dubbing Code Geass? Boooooriiiing! Wait, Crispin Freeman as Jeremiah!? Yuri Lowenthal as Suzaku!? Michael McConnohie as Emperor Charles!? Man, I'm gonna watch this!
    • Johnny Yong Bosch as Lelouch? Boy, talk about bad casting...Wow, he actually pulled it off! With an even better Evil Laugh!
    • We've been waiting for three years Funimation where's Code Geass on DVD and Blu-ray? Wait, October 4, 2016, and legal streaming on their website on release day?! WOOO!

  • Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc is getting an anime! And its small but devoted fanbase cried tears of joy!
  • Date A Live gets a second season. Cue much rejoicing. Especially since the LN readers are sure that season 2 will be much better than season 1.
  • Death Note is getting dubbed, and they casted Brad Swaile as Light Yagami? ...Holy crap! He really pulled off that evil laugh there!
  • Wow, the Devil May Cry anime is licensed in America. Let's hope ADV knows what they're- hold up, Reuben Langdon as Dante?! This party's gettin' crazy!
  • D.Gray-Man Hallow is being streamed by Funimation as part of its Summer 2016 simulcast season.
    • The chapter of D.Gray man of July 14 is confirmed and accompanied with a color page after having been cancelled twice on the recent issues.
  • 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!!!
    • How do you celebrate 15 years of Digimon? Five words: Taichi. Seventeen years. High school. Welcome back to the Adventure era, everyone.
      • Fans have been getting very excited about Digimon Adventure tri. and its focus on the original team.
      • The songs "Butterfly" and "Brave Heart" are going to return in the new season!
      • Alright, the first movie was pretty cool, how will they tease the second? in the poster? Well, alright, Toei acknowledged the 02 Chosens, might as well give their lead pair a chance...wait, Vikemon and Rosemon? It's not going to be the Tai and Matt Show anymore? ...everyone else from Adventure may be getting their Mega forms?
      • Despite some hints at an official English dub (such as using the term "Digi-Destined" on Tri's English website), no official confirmation had been made for over a year. That is, until Jeff Nimoy announced that he would be returning to voice Tentomon.
      • Many of the fans are disappointed that some of the characters in the dub have been recasted due to the fact that many of the original voice actors have either retired or changed careers (particularly with Matt's voice actor being replaced with Vic Mignogna, who is divisive among anime fans). That is until it was announced that Joshua Seth, the original voice actor of Tai in the Digimon Adventure series, is stated to reprise his role in the Digimon Adventures tri. Keep in mind that Joshua Seth was mostly critical on the voice actor pay in anime work and had mostly retired from voice acting to be a mentalist, but it did not stop him from reprising his most iconic voice role in anime due to sheer amount of fan support.
  • Unless it's by Osamu Tezuka, classic anime never seem to get dubbed in North Americ-wait, DID I HEAR THAT DORAEMON IS GETTING SHOWN ON DISNEY XD? This is amazing!
    • A few months before this announcement, the manga got translated into English.
    • I've read that they'll do many edits to Americanize this sh-DID NOBY JUST SAY DORAYAKI IN THE FIRST EPISODE? 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.
      • And of course, the fact that Funimation are now releasing the Dragon Boxes for Z. The ultimate remastered version done for the Japanese home release. And at a much cheaper price than they were in Japan.
    • And now Dameon Clarke is set to reprise his role as Cell in Kai.
      • 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!
      • To the delight of several fans though, McCoy did return as No. 18 for the English dub of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods.
    • 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.
    • Not only has it been announced Kai will continue throughout the Buu saga, but Kyle Hebert has announced he's reprising his role as teenage Gohan.
    • The bad news: It turns out that the "Buu Saga Kai dub" isn't happening - yet. The good news is the Japanese version of Kai's Buu saga dub is going to be officially airing in Japan just in time for DBZ's 25th anniversary, which hopefully means that the option isn't off the table just yet.
      • Actual good news: the Buu Saga finally got its dub!
    • FUNIMATION IS DUBBING BATTLE OF THE GODS! And it's getting released in theaters!
    • The English rights to Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ were confirmed a month before the film was even released in Japan, and it's confirmed that the film will be getting a U.S. theatrical release in Summer 2015.
      • In that film, we got Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Vegeta cue the cheers.
      • The fandom in general went bonkers especially after hearing Frieza would return, in a new form. Plus some of the supporting cast would return to get in on the action. It made so many fans happy it renewed interest in a nearly 20 year old franchise.
    • After 18 years, a new Dragon Ball anime is making its way back to television by the name Dragon Ball Super.
      • And Future Trunks is back for his own arc? And he's going to spend an entire episode processing the differences between the grim, rough Future Badass Gohan who mentored him before dying young and the dorky, domestic Retired Badass Gohan who's married with a new baby?! AND there's Future Gohan flashbacks??!! YES, thank you! You're too kind!
      • So what's going to happen for the next arc? Another tournament this time featuring fighters and Gods of Destruction from the rest of the multiverse? Intriguing but nothing too exciting...Wait, is that Gohan wearing his Mystic outfit from the Buu Saga? Mystic Gohan has returned?! This is just getting better and better...
      • The English dub of Super is pretty great so far! I wonder what's—aww dammit, the Potaufeau arc is up next. Well, guess we'll have to wait until the Future Trunks saga... wait, what's that? Brian Drummond is voicing Copy Vegeta?! Scratch that; this arc just became worth watching!
    • So Super's getting a movie, eh? Ho-hum, that's to be expec-wait, GOKU HAS HIS POWER POLE BACK?
      • Broly is going to be in the movie?! Sure, his powers and design might be cool, but his backstory sucks. Wait, Akira Toriyama is giving Broly a new backstory? Maybe Broly will actually be a compelling character this time.
      • GOGETA IS IN THE MOVIE? AWESOME! One of the coolest fusions in Dragon Ball history has come to fight Broly!
  • 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!

  • 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.

  • The Fairy Tail anime is coming back, and Aya Hirano is staying on as Lucy, despite the fears of the fandom!!!
    • 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.
    • Otakon 2014, FUNI revealed a new set of voices for Part 13... wait a second, Michael Jones? As in Achievement Hunter Michael Jones?! SWISS FUCKING CHEESE!
  • 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? Fate/Zero airing on Neon Alley? It's getting an English dub? And they got the top union-only voice actors in it? FUCK YEAH! Screw The Other Darrin, This is gonna be awesome!
  • While the Fruits Basket anime remake was announced to have an all-new Japanese voice cast at the author's request, Funimation, the series' American licensor, did the opposite: they elected to bring back a majority of the dub's original cast to reprise their rolesnote . The excited reactions on Twitter from fans of the original series (including other fellow voice actors) were especially high with the initial announcement of Laura Bailey coming back to play Tohru Honda, one of her original signature roles.
  • Shame we're never going to get the Heaven's Feel route of Fate/Stay Night- wait? What's that? There's gonna be a FSN remake? Well, I hope it doesn't turn out lik-, WAIT, ufotable is animating? Hell yeah!
    • Heaven's Feel movie confirmed. Unlimited Blade Works anime series confirmed. ALL ABOARD THE HYPE TRAIN. Woo WOO!!!
      • Heaven's Feel movie trilogy confirmed! This is going to be awesome.
    • As if the Fate franchise couldn't get any bigger, now we have animated adaptations coming for Fate/Grand Order, Fate/Apocrypha, and Fate/EXTRA!
      • More FGO adaptations? Well, First Order wasn't bad but-what? A Camelot movie and a Babylonia series? Enkidu?! And Gilgamesh too!? Absolute Demonic Front Babylonia, here we go!
  • Another Fullmetal Alchemist anime? Sigh, you know what they did the last time...Hey, isn't that Ling Yao and Lan Fan?!
    • Wait a sec...Vic Mignogna and Travis Willingham are back?! The (almost) original cast? Cue fangasm! Oh, the Risembool Rangers and the Miniskirt Army are gonna be all over this!
    • They're replacing Roy Mustang's voice actor? Screw that! Wait...they've got Miki Shin'ichiro?!
    • Rumors that [adult swim] had 3 new anime? Eh, it's probably gonna be an attempt to troll us with more Tim & Er-- Wait, it's confirmed that one of them's the new Fullmetal Alchemist? YES!!!
      • 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!
    • 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.
    • They'll dub FMA for German release, huh? Oh well, at least you can assume they won't butcher the script, and you can always turn on the original with sub- HOLY SHIT they cast DAVID NATHAN as Roy?! THE GERMAN VOICE OF JONNY DEPP?!!!
  • Man, it's been 10 years since Full Metal Panic! had an anime, will they ever adapt the rest of the novels...WHAT WHAT WHAT A NEW ANIME'S BEEN ANNOUNCED! Full Metal Panic: Invisible Victory will be coming out in 2018!

  • 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!
  • Crunchyroll has added Giant Gorg to their Anime Catalog! AWWWWWW YEAH!
    • Earlier then that, Discotek Media announced their aquirsation of the Giant Gorg license for a North American DVD Release.
  • 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 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.
  • Gundam:
    • 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!
    • "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. WHICH MEANS...
      • 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!!
    • For all the flack that Gundam Seed Destiny gets, one of the biggest casting coups is that they got Shuichi Ikeda (AKA Char Aznable) to play Gilbert Durandal in his first AU Gundam work (second if you count his role as Commander Sazabi).
    • Two years after Bandai Entertainment's downfall, Sunrise teams up with The Right Stuf to distribute the Gundam series in North America, including ∀ Gundam.
      • After years of being left in Japan, Victory, X, and ZZ are coming to America! Sieg Zion!
    • Man, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans was a great series...too bad it doesn't have a dub, which kills any chance of it being shown on most US TV stations. Wait, Sunrise is working with Bang Zoom! Entertainment to dub the series? AWESOME!
      • The series is finally airing on Toonami! But wait, there's still the slight chance that it might get censored, seeing as how dark it was for a Gundam series. Now the first promo is out, and it's a nice tribute to the promo that they did for Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, even using the same music and having similarly campy lines. While it sucks that Peter Cullen isn't the narrator, that's a nice throwba-wait, THEY ACTUALLY SHOWED MIKAZUKI EXECUTING HAEDA? THIS IS INCREDIBLE!
      • Funimation announced it obtained the rights to distribute the two seasons of Iron Blooded Orphans. They would begin releasing the series in late 2017, and they would release a limited edition as well.
    • There will be a new movie for Universal Century called "Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative". Huh, weird name, but it might not be ba-wait, is that the Unicorn Gundam 03 Phenex?! It's finally getting an animated debut?!
    • So, Gundam Build Divers has reached the point where the main protagonist has to receive another Mid-Season Upgrade, huh? Alright, what's the 00-pandering Gunpla gonna be like this ti-wait, Riku is touching up his Gundam 00 Diver Ace with parts from the Destiny Gundam? Gundam 00 Sky is a kitbash unit?!

  • .hack has been stuck in the limbo since Bandai Entertainment 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!!!!
  • Haganai gets an English dub? YES! Jerry Jewell is Kodaka? OH YEAH! Jad Saxton as Sena?! Wait! She was Haruna and is kicking well! And Alexis Tipton as Rika? SHUT THE HELL UP AND GET MY MONEH!
  • Season two of Haruhi Suzumiya was such a let down...we didn't get any Vanishment episodes..."Endless Eight", you are officially forgotten. Wait, a movie...BASED ON VANISHMENT?!!!!.
    • Not to mention the movie appears to have art close to Season 1, as opposed to the low-quality "K-On!-ification" of Season 2.
    • The dub of Season 2 will be released in a boxset. Thanks Cristina!
      • Wait, Bandai didn't just license Season 2, but also the movie?! AND Haruhi-chan and Nyoron Churuya-san?! And they're all being dubbed?!! (cue mass applauding)
    • As for the Kyon/Yuki shippers, there was much cheering, and Squees after the whole movie. Yuki has a major crush on Kyon, and the tugging of his jacket, and her Woobie-ness...
    • 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!
      • While Baka-Tsuki project has been forced to stop, you can still find translations on the internet, and 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.
    • There'll be a spinoff anime of The Melancholy of Yuki Nagato! The franchise is still alive!
  • 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.
    • Come October 28, 2014, the English dub of OV As 9 and 10 will be released, completing the series.
  • So the High School DXD 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 Ishibumi himself?! AWESOME!!!
    • Season three has been green-lit! Only three words to describe this: ALL HAIL OPPAI!!!
  • So Hanamaru Kindergarten Finally Gets a Dub?! HECK YES!
  • Hunter × Hunter is getting a new anime? With less filler? And will adapt the Chimera Ant arc?
    • It think it's time to pack it in. It's been four years, and nobody is licensing it... Wait, Viz Media announced that they are going to dub it? The show is now just one step closer to airing on Toonami!
    • Don't get your hopes up. They're probably going to use the same voice actors from the mediocre dub of the 1999 anime. Wait? It's being dubbed in-house? And Erica Mendez is voicing Gon? She was perfect for Gon the second we heard her in Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic!

  • 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?

  • 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? Okay, 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 now Part 3 is getting an anime next year?! WRRRRRYYYY!
      • And that's not all: Just a few days before Part 3's debut, Crunchyroll announced that they'll be streaming the anime, including the first season (Parts 1 and 2)!
      • Recently, an English dub has been annouced for part 3. Gee, I wonder who will dub who here... Matthew Mercer as Jotaro? Ok, that's good. Richard Epcar as Joseph? That's gonna be interessing. Wait, Patrick Seitz as DIO?! OK! Now I'm gonna see it!
      • However, it turns out that it's a test dub so maybe things will change when they will dub it again and... wait... They finally make a legit Stardust Crusaders dub? And all the actors kept their role?! AND IT'S ON TOONAMI?! Welp, forget what I said.
      • Wait, that was just a test dub? Oh well, looks like we'll have to wait another eternity before they finally get around to-Oh my fucking God! They just announced at Anime Expo 2015 that they're dubbing Part 1 & 2! Who are they getting to play-Patrick Seitz is returning as Dio?! Johnny Yong Bosch as Jonathan?! Ben Diskin as Joseph?! Keith Silverstein as Speedwagon?! Bryce Papenbrook as Caesar?! FUCK YEAH!!!
    • After a quiet number of months, Part 4 was finally announced to be getting an anime adaptation on October 24th, 2015.
    • On June 21st, 2018, the Vento Aureo anime was confirmed.


  • Legend of Galactic Heroes is finally getting a North American release!
  • 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!
  • Man, Little Witch Academia is great, but it'd be nice if they made a full series out of it. Huh, THEY ARE MAKING ONE?! HALLELUJAH!
  • Loveless being re-released as a dub? YES!
  • Lucky Star's getting dubbed? Oooookay...Wait, dubbed by the same people who brought us Haruhi Suzumiya? DARLING DARLING PLEASE!
  • It was nice of Discotek Media to bring over First Contact, even though we likely won't be getting any more Lupin the 3rd entries for a long ti—What? They just got the first season, with the green jacket Lupin and the episodes done by Hayao Miyazaki? I don't care if it's not dubbed, this is awesome!
    • Many fans jumped for joy when a new Lupin III TV series starring Fujiko was announced for the Spring 2012 anime season. Over 20 years since the Lupin III (Pink Jacket) series ended!
      • What's more, Takeshi Koike would be doing the character designs and the style would be more in line with Monkey Punch's original manga.
      • And then at Otacon 2012, FUNimation announced that they were dubbing the series, with Michelle Ruff reprising her role as Fujiko.
    • But wait, there's more! Not only is Discotek re-releasing The Mystery of Mamo, but they're including ALL FOUR DUBS of the film (Geneon, Streamline Pictures, Manga UK, and the old Toho dub) on the DVD!
    • The latest Lupin title to be picked up by Discotek: Jigen's Tombstome, with the film getting an English dub to boot.
    • The Blue Jacket series is not only going to be dubbed (something people worried wouldn't happen), but is going to bring back almost all the voice talent from the Red Jacket series (except Zenigata's) for a reunion!
  • Lyrical Nanoha: Reinforce (Eins) fans cheered when it turned out that their beloved Ein would be getting more screentime in the second movie.
    • 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.
    • The announcement that the third movie was finally being brought out of Development Hell was met with much fanfare. Then it was revealed that the cast from the video games would be in it. And for the icing on top, it was announced that it would be getting a US screening.

  • Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic getting an English dub? AND airing on Neon Alley? And being dubbed by Bang Zoom! note . HELL YES!!
  • Another Mahou Sensei Negima! anime, huh? What, are they going with the Neo pl- THE MAGIC WORLD ARC?! ANIMATED ETERNAL NEGI FEVER!?
    • Kodansha takes over publishing Negima in America...hello, what's this? Re-releasing the early volumes in an omnibus edition? Re-translated?
  • My Hero Academia is getting an anime? But the manga isn't even two years old yet. They're going to cram filler in it, I just know it. Wait, Studio Bones is making the anime? Well, maybe their fillers won't be so bad.
    • Man, the voice of Bakugou in the Vomic was underwhelming. Wait, Bakugou is getting a new voice actor for the anime? And it's Nobuhiko Okamoto? And Aoi Yuki is going to be Tsuyu? Sign me up.
    • Shinsou has appeared in the manga and it's been confirmed Aizawa had been training him to help with his wish to join the Hero Course. The fandom went crazy.
  • Will The Irregular at Magic High School ever get animated... oh wait. FINALLY!
  • Okay, it got some special episodes as part of Detective Conan, but-A full Magic Kaito ANIME? For Fall 2014?! YES!
  • Magical Princess Minky Momo is getting movie dub compilation streams on Amazon, courtesy of William Winckler Productions. Oh boy, that dub will be laughable— wait, it's actually the old Harmony Gold dub (that never got broadcasted in the US)? Might not be so bad, although the method's outdated. Hold up, the movies will cover the ENTIRE 63-episode series without any edits if they succeed? Where do I sign up!?
  • Harmony Gold have restarted their litigation over Battle Tech. Yet again, It will get settled out of... Wait, It's going to court?!? They actually think they can win?!?
    • Then, a short time later, it's found Harmony Gold took Tatsunoko Production through arbitration over contract issues... They'll not lose the ri-... Harmony Gold ARE losing the rights!?!. Macross is going back to the Japanese owners?!? The legal issues are over?!?
    • The most shocking thing for the fandom in general is that the court case that started it all, that made Harmony Gold declare defacto ownership of Macross was the original Battle Tech court case... and the one that ended it was effectively the same case!


  • 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!!!
    • Come September 30th, not only will Funimation start releasing Thriller Bark, but they're also releasing One Piece Film Z! Keep it coming Funi!



  • The Sailor Moon manga is being re-released in Japan, Italy, and America?
    • A BRAND NEW REMAKE is being produced and will air IN SUMMER 2014! It will get a simultaneous world release too!? In the name of the moon, Sailor Moon is BACK to punish evil once again! YES! YES! YES!!
    • JULY 2014, mark your calendars and cross your fingers, people!
    • And the now, the first look at Sailor Moon Crystal. OMG...
    • It's getting a second' season?! Ohohohohohohohohohohohohoooo~ Just what I always wanted...
      • Subverted in Canada, where that segment of the fandom is instead getting completely snubbed.
    • Bah, none of that matters for the Latin-Americans fans, we're getting so screwed that despite having probably the best dub, we won't even see an official releas- What do you mean that the awesome Mexican Dub is getting DVD box-sets? With the openings restored and redubbed, remastered audio and video, and the original audio with subtitles? YAY!
    • The English Viz cast has been announced. Holy SHIT...
  • The yuri manga Sakura Trick is getting an anime? Eh, it'll probably be overdosed on Ship Tease and vague subtext, like practically every anime with yuri. Wait...the lead girls have a page-long makeout the first chapter? And another one in the second chapter?! YAY!
  • Samurai Pizza Cats to be released DUBBED AND SUBBED in DVD. DISCOTEK, ALL MY MONEY!!!
    • Sadly, Japan is getting the Box Sets earlier on than US. Take that!
    • It also got an official book released, and new toys are on the horizon. All this after around 2 decades of absolutely nothing.
  • This is a bit old, but...MEDIA BLASTERS LICENSED THE FIRST SEASON OF SAYONARA ZETSUBOU SENSEI!!! Finally!!! Now if only they would stop postponing its release...
  • 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!!!
  • Senki Zesshou Symphogear is getting a second season, okay more Nana Mizuki singing and Kicking ass. Let's see the new additions to the cast: Yoko Hikasa and Yui Horie. Good, good. Nana Mizuki and Yoko Hikasa IN A DUET!! ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME?!
  • FUNimation dubbing Sgt. Frog could be considered one of these moments, though many fans were wary of the dub using a loose translation, which could go either way...then it was revealed that Christopher Sabat is voicing Giroro.
    • Of course, a loose translation 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 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!!!!
  • 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!
  • Sunrise is opening a new light novel publishing imprint named "Yatate Bunko", which they will use to release projects based off of their most popular works. One of said projects? King of Braves: GaoGaiGar vs. Betterman! HECK YEAH!
    • And now [GaoGaiGar] vs. Betterman is getting a Web Manga adaptation!
  • Sword Art Online is getting an anime release? They're going to cover up to the Fairy Dance arc? Awesome!
    • And Yuki Kajiura is composing the soundtrack. Hell yeah!
    • Until this new series comes on, where can I watch Sword Art Online now that its run on Toonami is's on Netflix!?
    • The original Light Novels are being released in America by Yen Press. No-one thought this would happen.
  • After Voyager Entertainment botched attempt to bring Space Battleship Yamato 2199 to America, It's safe to say that we will never see the series... wait, Funimation's dubbing it! They're streaming it on their website, with Crunchyroll streaming the subtitled version.
    • Old school fans also appreciate some of the terms from the original anime's dub, such as "Megameter" and "Planet Bomb", being used as Mythology Gags.

  • From Viz Media in New York Comic Con: Tiger & Bunny is getting an English dub
  • 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.
  • Toonami announced that JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders would premiere on July 29th, 2017, and the second season of Gundam Iron Blooded Orphans would begin airing in October 2017.
  • So NIS America said they were looking into dubbing at AX 2013, yawn...if they going to keep their word on... what this? They're reissuing Toradora! with an English dub on Blu-Ray? It's being dubbed by Bang Zoom! Entertainment, and they got some nice voice actors in the cast? This is gonna be awesome!
  • Man, Tsuritama is never gonna get dubbed! Sentai's just gonna give it a sub only release—WHAT?! ITS GETTING DUBBED AND A BLU-RAY?!? YAAAAY!!!



  • When They Cry:
    • 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: When They Cry. 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.
    • Higurashi Kira? Pfft...What a way to milk the franchise, Studio DEEN....Wa—- Wait, what!?
    • 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.
    • 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.
  • Wolf's Rain is getting a full DVD rerelease! Twelve years of waiting is over!
  • The World God Only Knows. Fans go absolutely crazy anytime one of Keima's Unwanted Harem girls appear outside their capture arcs.
    • The Goddess arc is going to force Keima into looking for Goddesses residing in his old capture targets?!?! MY BODY IS READY!!!

  • 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.


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