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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:45 pm Reply with quote
[FONT="Arial Narrow"]This thread will gather information in regards to unreleased FUNimation licenses (home video and/or streaming). This will include information coming from various sources such as convention reports, FUNimation.com, Press Releases, social media outlets, and so forth.

Notes:
- Dates before each unreleased FUNimation license indicate when they were officially announced.
- [Japan] R2 DVD / Blu-ray release dates are reference points; some licenses may have a grace period (after the last Japan home video release) before FUNimation can release them.
- Information subjecte to change at any time.[/FONT]


===[ With planned 2015 release dates ]===

Tokyo Ravens | NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan | 24 episodes; 3 (5-min.) ONA episodes not confirmed

.hack//Legend of the Twilight | Bandai Visual | 12 episodes
  • License announcement date: 07/18/13
  • Home video format: DVD
  • Release time frame: 04/07/15

.hack//Roots | Bandai Visual | 26 episodes
  • License announcement date: 07/18/13
  • Home video format: DVD
  • Release time frame: 05/19/15

.hack//G.U. Trilogy (Movie) | Bandai Visual
  • License announcement date: 07/18/13
  • Home video format: Subtitled DVD
  • Release time frame: 06/30/15


===[ Summer 2015 ]===

Ping Pong The Animation | Fuji Creative Corporation | 11 episodes


Soul Eater Not! | Kadokawa Pictures / Media Factory | 12 episodes


Space Dandy (Season 2) | Bandai Visual | 13 episodes


===[ Fall 2015 ]===

Brothers Conflict | Showgate | 12 episodes; 1 special episode & 2 OVA episodes not confirmed


===[ Sometime in 2015 ]===

Freezing Vibration | Media Factory | 12 eps.; 6 (3-min.) special episodes not confirmed

Hyperdimension Neptunia | Showgate | 12 episodes; 1 OVA episode not confirmed
  • License announcement date: 05/12/14 | last R2J/BD releases: 3/26/14
  • Home video format: To be determined
  • Release time frame: noted as winter (it's not late 2014, so it could be early 2015 or delayed?)

PUCHIM@S! Petit iDOLM@STER | Media Factory | 64 episodes (2-min.) & 6 (3-min.) special episodes

Unbreakable Machine-Doll | Media Factory | 12 eps.; 6 (5-min.) special episodes not confirmed

Wanna Be The Strongest in the World! | YTV | 12 episodes; 6 (4-min.) special episodes not confirmed


===[ TBA ]===

BlazBlue: Alter Memory | Showgate | 12 eps.

PUCHIM@S! Petit iDOLM@STER (Season 2) | Media Factory | 74 episodes (2-min.); 1 (13-min.) OVA episode (w/manga) not confirmed

D-Frag! | Kadokawa Pictures | 12 eps.

riddle story of devil | Kadokawa Pictures | 12 episodes; 1 special episode not confirmed

Black Butler Book of Circus | Aniplex | 10 episodes

PSYCHO-PASS Extended Edition | Fuji Creative Coporation | 11 episodes

Barakamon | NTV | 12 episodes; 13 (2-min.) ONA episodes not confirmed

Sengoku BASARA -End of Judgement- | NTV | 12 episodes

Tokyo Ghoul | Marveolus Inc. | 12 episodes

Tokyo ESP | Kadokawa Pictures | 12 episodes

SHONEN HOLLYWOOD –HOLLY STAGE FOR 49- | King Records Company Limited | 13 episodes

FREE! -Eternal Summer- | King Records Company Limited | 13 episodes

PSYCHO-PASS 2 | Fuji Creative Coporation | 11 episodes
  • License announcement date: 07/05/14
  • Home video format: To be determined (w/English dub)
  • Release time frame: To be determined

Yona of the Dawn | Pierrot Co., Ltd. | ?? episodes
  • License announcement date: 10/14/14
  • Home video format: To be determined
  • Release time frame: To be determined


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Strike Witches Movie | Kadokawa Pictures

Steins;Gate Movie | Kadokawa Pictures

Black Butler Book of Murder (OVA) | Aniplex | 2 episodes

PSYCHO-PASS Movie | Fuji Creative Coporation
  • License announcement date: 07/05/14
  • Home video format: To be determined
  • Release time frame: To be determined


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Lucky Star | Kadokawa Pictures | 24 episodes

Lucky Star OVA | Kadokawa Pictures | 1 episode

Nyoron! Churuya-san (ONA) | Kadokawa Pictures | 13 episodes (2-min.)

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya | Kadokawa Pictures | 14 episodes

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (2009) | Kadokawa Pictures | 14 episodes

The Melancholy of Haruhi-Chan Suzumiya (ONA) | Kadokawa Pictures | 25 episodes (5-min.)


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Angel Links | SUNRISE | 13 episodes | PR
  • License announcement date: 08/10/13
  • Home video format: To be determined
  • Release time frame: To be determined

Banner of the Stars | SUNRISE | 10 episodes | PR
  • License announcement date: 08/10/13
  • Home video format: To be determined
  • Release time frame: To be determined

Banner of the Stars II | SUNRISE | 13 episodes | PR
  • License announcement date: 08/10/13
  • Home video format: To be determined
  • Release time frame: To be determined

Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion | SUNRISE | 25 episodes; 9 (4-min.) picture drama not confirmed | PR
  • License announcement date: 08/10/13
  • Home video format: To be determined
  • Release time frame: To be determined

Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 | SUNRISE | 25 episodes; 9 (1-min.) flash specials, 9 (5-min.) picture drama & 1 (1-min.) flash picture drama not confirmed | PR
  • License announcement date: 08/10/13
  • Home video format: To be determined
  • Release time frame: To be determined

Code Geass: Akito the Exiled (OVA) | SUNRISE | 4 episodes | PR
  • License announcement date: 08/10/13
  • Home video format: To be determined
  • Release time frame: To be determined

Crest of the Stars | SUNRISE | 13 episodes | PR
  • License announcement date: 08/10/13
  • Home video format: To be determined
  • Release time frame: To be determined

Escaflowne: The Movie | SUNRISE | PR
  • License announcement date: 08/10/13
  • Home video format: To be determined
  • Release time frame: To be determined

My-HiME | SUNRISE | 26 episodes | PR
  • License announcement date: 08/10/13
  • Home video format: To be determined
  • Release time frame: To be determined

My-Otome | SUNRISE | 26 episodes | PR
  • License announcement date: 08/10/13
  • Home video format: To be determined
  • Release time frame: To be determined

My-Otome Zwei (OVA) | SUNRISE | 4 episodes | PR
  • License announcement date: 08/10/13
  • Home video format: To be determined
  • Release time frame: To be determined

My-Otome 0~S.ifr~ (OVA) | SUNRISE | 3 episodes | PR
  • License announcement date: 08/10/13
  • Home video format: To be determined [OVA never dubbed in English by Bandai Ent.]
  • Release time frame: To be determined

Outlaw Star | SUNRISE | 26 episodes | PR
  • License announcement date: 08/10/13
  • Home video format: To be determined
  • Release time frame: To be determined

Passage of the Stars "Birth" (Special) | SUNRISE | 1 episode | PR
  • License announcement date: 08/10/13
  • Home video format: To be determined
  • Release time frame: To be determined

Tales of the Abyss | SUNRISE | 26 episodes; 2 fan disc specials (3-min.) not confirmed | PR
  • License announcement date: 08/10/13
  • Home video format: To be determined [TV series never dubbed in English by Bandai Ent.]
  • Release time frame: To be determined

The Vision of Escaflowne | SUNRISE | 26 episodes | PR
  • License announcement date: 08/10/13
  • Home video format: To be determined
  • Release time frame: To be determined

Witch Hunter Robin | SUNRISE | 26 episodes | PR
  • License announcement date: 08/10/13
  • Home video format: To be determined
  • Release time frame: To be determined


===[ Unknown status ]===

009 Re:Cyborg (Movie) | Production I.G | Movie page

Space Battleship Yamato Resurrection (Movie) | Bandai Visual or TOHO or ???

Pretear | GONZO | 13 episodes | PR


===[ Not formally announced ]===
Dragon Ball Z Kai: Buu Saga | Toei Animation | ??? episodes | PR (n/a)
  • License announcement date: Not confirmed by FUNimation; 04/23/13 (confirmed by multiple voice actors)
  • Home video format: ???
  • Release time frame: ???
    - Licensed in Australia (by Madman Ent.)



===[ Simulcasts/Streaming - not officially noted/announced as licensed (for home media release) ]===

  • 08/18/2009 ♦ One Piece | Toei Animation | [episode 391 and ongoing]
  • 04/15/2010 ♦ The Tatami Galaxy | Fuji Creative Corporation | [11 eps + 3 specials (7-min.)]
    - Unlikely to be dubbed by FUNimation
  • 05/28/2010 ♦ Rainbow | NTV | [26 eps.]
    - Series no longer streaming by FUNimation
    ===
  • 04/13/2011 ♦ Toriko | Toei Animation | [eps. 51 and ongoing]
  • 10/14/2011 ♦ C³ -Cube x Cursed x Curious- | King Record Company Limited | [12 eps. + 1 special eps.]
    ===
  • 02/03/2012 ♦ Symphogear | Bushiroad, Inc. or Dwango or Good Smile Company or ??? | [13 eps.]
    - Second season not streamed by FUNimation.
  • 02/06/2012 ♦ Detective Opera Milky Holmes 2 | Bushiroad, Inc. | [12 eps.]
    - Third season not streamed by FUNimation.
  • 03/16/2012 ♦ Black Rock Shooter | Good Smile Company? | [8 eps.]
    - Series no longer streaming by FUNimation
  • 06/08/2012 ♦ Kingdom | Pierrot | [38 eps.]
    - Series dubbed in English?
    - Second season not streamed by FUNimation.
    ===
  • 01/17/2013 ♦ Minami-ke: Tadaima (Season 4) | Kodansha | [13 eps.]
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  • 06/28/2013 ♦ Danganronpa: The Animation | Showgate | [13 eps.]
    - Available at iTunes, Sony Video on PSN, Xbox Video
    - Licensed in Australia (by Madman Ent.)
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  • 10/25/2013 ♦ Inari Kon kon | Kadokawa Pictures | [10 eps.]
    - Licensed in Australia (by Madman Ent.)
  • 12/24/2013 ♦ Noragami | Shochiku | [12 eps.]
    - Available at iTunes, Netflix, Xbox Video
  • 12/25/2013 ♦ Maken-Ki! Two | Kadokawa Pictures | [10 eps.]
    - Licensed in Australia (by Madman Ent.)
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  • 01/06/2014 ♦ Buddy Complex | SUNRISE | [13 eps.]
  • 01/06/2014 ♦ NO-RIN | Showgate | [12 eps.]
  • 01/06/2014 ♦ Nobunagun | YTV | [13 eps.]
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  • 04/02/2014 ♦ DAIMIDALER: PRINCE VS. PENGUIN EMPIRE | Showgate | [12 eps.]
    - Available at iTunes, Xbox Video
  • 04/02/2014 ♦ Dragonar Academy | Kadokawa Pictures / Media Factory | [12 eps.]
    - Available at iTunes, Xbox Video
  • 04/02/2014 ♦ selector infected WIXOSS | Showgate | [12 eps.]
    - Available at iTunes, Xbox Video
  • 04/03/2014 ♦ Fairy Tail Series 2 | Kodansha / TV Tokyo | [?? eps.]
  • 04/09/2014 ♦ Date A Live II | Kadokawa Pictures | [10 eps.]
    - Licensed in Australia (by Madman Ent.)
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  • 05/27/2014 ♦ Terror in Tokyo | Fuji Creative Corporation | [11 eps.]
    - Licensed in Australia (by Madman Ent.)
    ---
  • 08/29/2014 ♦ One Piece: 3D2Y (special) | Toei Animation | [1 eps.]
    ---
  • 09/27/2014 ♦ selector spread WIXOSS | Showgate | [12 eps.]
  • 09/29/2014 ♦ Buddy Complex Final Act (special) | SUNRISE | [2 eps.]
  • 10/03/2014 ♦ A good librarian like a good shepherd | Showgate | [12 eps.]
  • 10/03/2014 ♦ GARO THE ANIMATION | TFC | [?? eps.]
  • 10/03/2014 ♦ Gonna be the Twin-Tail!! | Fuji Creative Corporation | [12 eps.]
  • 10/03/2014 ♦ In Search of the Lost Future | King Records Company Limited | [12 eps.]
  • 10/03/2014 ♦ Laughing Under the Clouds | NTV | [12 eps.] | w/English dub
  • 10/03/2014 ♦ Lord Marksman and Vanadis | Kadowkawa Pictures / Media Factory | [13 eps.]
  • 10/03/2014 ♦ Rage of Bahamut: Genesis | NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan | [12 eps.]
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:52 pm Reply with quote
Thanks for compiling this info, WTK - incredibly useful to have all of it in one place.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:40 am Reply with quote
This is awesome... but it might be slightly more clear if you had an example up, instead of just text explaining things.

Could you do this for other companies, too (like Bandai)?


(also, it's "Tenchi" not "Tenichi")
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:54 am Reply with quote
Dessa wrote:
but it might be slightly more clear if you had an example up, instead of just text explaining things.

What example were you looking for? The first post is just a cluster of publicly known info to the respective FUNimation unreleased licenses.
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Could you do this for other companies, too (like Bandai)?

I will think about it. Bandai Ent. right now just don't have that many unreleased licenses (and much info about them).
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(also, it's "Tenchi" not "Tenichi")

Fixed.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:23 am Reply with quote
At least Steins;Gate has a range of release. Lets hope it doesn't turn in to a two year wait like with Chaos;Head.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:25 am Reply with quote
Nice work!
Hope it is updated with eventual release dates.

All I have to say is if they release Hellsing Ultimate as Blu-Ray only they are going to have a very angry former customer on their hands.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 2:06 am Reply with quote
FUNimation needs to hire WTK to manage this stuff. I think he keeps better track of some of these licenses then they do...
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:09 am Reply with quote
WTK wrote:
Dessa wrote:
but it might be slightly more clear if you had an example up, instead of just text explaining things.

What example were you looking for? The first post is just a cluster of publicly known info to the respective FUNimation unreleased licenses.


I meant instead of having this at the top:
Quote:
Notes:
- Dates before each unreleased FUNimation license indicate when they were officially announced.
- [Japan] R2 DVD / Blu-ray release dates are reference points; some licenses may have a grace period (after the last Japan home video release) before FUNimation can release them.
- Information subjected to change at any time.


It would make more sense to me to have a generic entry that was something like this:
Quote:
*Date announced as licensed * Title [Format] * Targeted release date (source)


I'm just the kind of person who sees a block of text explaining what things mean and goes @.@, but seeing the exact same information as an example and goes !.! and it makes sense.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:17 am Reply with quote
Dessa, what you said may make sense to you, but I don't think you'd be in the majority. If there was no note explaining what that first date meant, I'm sure some people would confused. I also appreciate the note on the significance of adding the Japanese release dates. Again, somebody who isn't as familiar with release issues wouldn't know the significance instinctively. It's clear WTK put a lot of work into this and normal people; people who have no problems reading clearly understandable text, I'm sure appreciate it a lot. I kinda wish people like you who have sort of dopey comments like you did would just shut up.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:38 pm Reply with quote
ninjapet wrote:
At least Steins;Gate has a range of release. Lets hope it doesn't turn in to a two year wait like with Chaos;Head.

With what they have on the plate, I personally don't expect it until 2013. It can depend on whether if FUNimation think it's a priority series. Other factors include when they receive the materials from Japan.
EricDent wrote:
All I have to say is if they release Hellsing Ultimate as Blu-Ray only they are going to have a very angry former customer on their hands.

Not likely. It's one of the few former distributed titles (for Geneon USA) that got renewed. It's just the waiting game that we have to play. Though I wouldn't rule out Blu-ray / DVD combo configuration.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:43 pm Reply with quote
Dessa wrote:
It would make more sense to me to have a generic entry that was something like this:
Quote:
*Date announced as licensed * Title [Format] * Targeted release date (source)


I'm just the kind of person who sees a block of text explaining what things mean and goes @.@, but seeing the exact same information as an example and goes !.! and it makes sense.

I appreciate the comment, but I think I will stick with the current format for now. I will still modify/update the first post as time goes along.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 11:58 am Reply with quote
Seems like they're doing what ADV used to do-licensing series and then sitting on them forever.
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http://www.funimation.com/​oblivion-​island
Coming Fall 2012
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:18 pm Reply with quote
Here are the next tiers (leading up to summer) of possible licenses getting released. I wouldn't expect more than 4 new licenses getting released per month.

Cat Planet Cuties (Asobi ni Ikuyo: Bombshells from the Sky) [DVD & BD]
Shiki [DVD & BD]
Tales of Vesperia ~ The First Strike ~ [DVD & BD]

Fractale [DVD & BD]
Freezing [DVD & BD]
Is this a Zombie? (Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?) [just DVD?]
Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt [just DVD?]

Blessing of the Campanella
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood OVAs / Fullmetal Four-Panel Comic Theater (OVAs)

Black Lagoon (Season 3 OVA)
Hellsing Ultimate (Vol.5 to 8)
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:12 am Reply with quote
Where specifically are you getting that Tatami Galaxy "will not be dubbed by FUNimation"? Do you mean by that that they definitely won't be putting it out on physical media?

It's still listed as a possible option on their latest survey for future releases so I'd say that's clearly not the case.
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