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That's pretty much all I can think when I see that title.
Sony and Universal have their eyes on Funi. People on my timeline are freaking out about this and what it means for anime's availability in the future.
Doesn't Universal work with them already?
Yep. This will hopefully amount to nothing considering Sony's kinda been in financial trouble for a while.
edited 4th May '17 8:04:24 PM by PikaHikariKT
Keep in mind, both of these offers were unsolicited. As in, both Universal and Sony came around and went "So, if we were to consider buying you, how much would it be?" Funimation didn't start shopping around for a buyer on their own.
Funimation is really successful right now (apparently in the realm of $100 million a year) and, IIRC, they're privately owned. If they are privately owned, Funimation won't sell unless they want to sell. It's not like a hostile takeover is an option.
That article suggests that Hollywood is eyeing Funimation because Hollywood is always looking for potential new properties to make into movies, except that adaptation rights are different from the rights Funimation buys. The other thing is that a lot of the stuff Funimation licenses would make a terrible movie, if only because there's no way Hollywood would really "get" it.
Sony: We are ready to being our anime cinematic universe!
Yeah. They should try finishing the Akira live action movie that's been in production limbo forever before attempting to try something like this.
edited 5th May '17 4:51:10 AM by PikaHikariKT
Hollywood cannot make a great anime adaptation for beans. I'd like to see them TRY to buy Funimation just for that purpose and make it go over well!
Yeeeeah they probably shouldn't
The third Gintama series that Crunchyroll had a dub made for is now also available for viewing on Funimation's streaming service.
I don't understand nor do I approval of the practice of dubbing seasons out of order. First Free, now this, there's probably another one I'm forgetting.
In the former's case, it was either that or dub a lot of episodes on a series that rarely gets newcomers. Guess they figured they were better off starting late for fans who wanted to catch up quickly.
I really don't see the humor catching on to the general audience, but that's their decision.
Apropos of nothing, but Keijo's dub was quite good. Didn't expect them to put in that much effort so soon after the show ended, and a fanservice one at that. Then again, they're known for dubbing fanservice with a straight face.
In this case, Gintama has a messy licensing issue. Sentai Filmworks got the license to the first series and movie.
If a company does something that I can't find any sensible reason for, I attribute it to either money or legality.
Especially since Sentai's split from Crunchyroll in favour of Amazon.
Oh yeah, I think this went under the radar, but Funimation announced on their facebook last week that they're losing the rights to Season 1 of Black Butler.
Yikes. A bit of drama concerning someone posting reviews of Funimation on Glassdoor! :O
I hope none or very few of these points are true!
I'll follow this personally, but I suggest taking things like this with a grain of salt as a precaution.
Yeah, I'm taking this with a grain of salt as well, especially since that twitter account looks like it goes out of it's way to pass off gossip as facts.
What even is Glassdoor?
Think of it as Yelp, but where employees review businesses they have worked for.
I knew that for a while, so I managed to buy it a couple months back.
In better news, Shin Godzilla is being released in August along with a Blu-Ray release for Fruits Basket!
Ehhh. I like Fruits Basket, but it isn't a very good looking show. The Blu-ray probably isn't much of an improvement. I might upgrade, but only because the DVD set I have a really early one that looks like absolute garbage, even compared to the newer DV Ds.
Funimation has released the first two dubbed episodes of Hyouka today. Looking at their website.
Chitanda was miscast pretty badly, everyone else sounds fine I guess.
The dub audio seemed too quiet though compared to the soundtrack.
edited 24th May '17 6:29:57 AM by Memers
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