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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:45 pm Reply with quote
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.


===[ Miscellaneous Information ]===



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

.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

Nobunagun | NTV | 13 episodes


===[ Spring 2015 ]===

Maken-Ki! Two | Kadokawa Pictures | 10 episodes; 5 (5-min.) specials not confirmed


===[ Summer 2015 ]===

Noragami | Shochiku | 12 episodes; 2 OVA episodes (w/manga) not confirmed


Ping Pong The Animation | Fuji Creative Corporation | 11 episodes


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


Space Dandy (2nd season) | Bandai Visual | 13 episodes


===[ Fall 2015 ]===

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

Terror in Resonance | Fuji Creative Corporation | 11 episodes


===[ Sometime in 2015 ]===

Danganronpa: The Animation | Showgate | 13 episodes

Hyperdimension Neptunia | Showgate | 12 episodes; 1 OVA episode not confirmed
  • License announcement date: 05/12/14 | last R2J/BD releases: 03/26/14
  • 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 (1st season) | Media Factory | 64 episodes (2-min.) & 6 (3-min.) special episodes

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

Date A Live II (2nd season)| Kadokawa Pictures | 10 episodes

Dragonar Academy | Media Factory | 12 episodes

selector infected WIXOSS (1st season) | Showgate | 12 episodes; 6 (5-min.) specials not confirmed

DAIMIDALER: PRINCE VS. PENGUIN EMPIRE | Showgate | 12 episodes; 6 (5-min.) specials not confirmed


===[ TBA ]===

NO-RIN | Showgate | 12 episodes

BlazBlue: Alter Memory | Showgate | 12 eps.

Inari Kon Kon | Kadokawa Pictures | 10 episodes + 1 OVA episode

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

Buddy Complex | SUNRISE | 13 episodes; 2 special episodes (streamed) not confirmed

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

Black Butler Book of Circus (3rd season) | 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- (3rd season)| NTV | 12 episodes

Tokyo Ghoul (1st season) | Marveolus Inc. | 12 episodes

Tokyo ESP | Kadokawa Pictures | 12 episodes

SHONEN HOLLYWOOD –HOLLY STAGE FOR 49- (1st season) | King Records Company Limited | 13 episodes

FREE! -Eternal Summer- (2nd season) | King Records Company Limited | 13 episodes

selector spread WIXOSS (2nd season) | Showgate | 12 episodes

PSYCHO-PASS 2 | Fuji Creative Corporation | 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 | JP home video release not solicited yet!
  • 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 Corporation
  • License announcement date: 07/05/14
  • Home video format: To be determined (premieres January 7, 2015 in Japan theaters)
  • Release time frame: To be determined


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Lucky Star | Kadokawa Pictures | 24 episodes + 1 OVA episode: Lucky Star OVA

Nyoron! Churuya-san (ONA) / The Melancholy of Haruhi-Chan Suzumiya (ONA) | Kadokawa Pictures | 13 episodes (2-min.) / 25 episodes (5-min.)

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya | Kadokawa Pictures | 14 episodes

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


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Code Geass: Akito the Exiled (OVA) | SUNRISE | 4 episodes; 1 (12-min.) picture drama not confirmed
  • License announcement date: 08/10/13 | R2J/BD releases (OVA 2): 12/25/13
  • Home video format: To be determined (OVA 3 premieres May 2, 2015 & OVA 4 premieres July 4, 015 in Japan theaters)
  • Release time frame: To be determined

Angel Links | SUNRISE | 13 episodes; 1 (6-min) special not confirmed

Banner of the Stars | SUNRISE | 13 episodes; 1 compilation special not confirmed
  • License announcement date: 08/10/13
  • Home video format: To be determined | DVD-Box: 06/25/10
  • Release time frame: To be determined

Banner of the Stars II | SUNRISE | 10 episodes; 2 OVA episodes (Banner of the Stars III) not confirmed.
  • License announcement date: 08/10/13
  • Home video format: To be determined | DVD-Box: 07/23/10
  • Release time frame: To be determined

Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion (1st season) | SUNRISE | 25 episodes; 1 compilation OVA, 2 recap episodes & 9 (4-min.) picture drama specials not confirmed

Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 (2nd season) | SUNRISE | 25 episodes; 1 compilation OVA, 9 (5-min.) / 1 (27-min.) / 1 (3-min.) picture drama specials & 9 (1-min.) specials, not confirmed

Crest of the Stars | SUNRISE | 13 episodes + 1 special episode: Passage of the Stars "Birth"; 1 compilation special not confirmed
  • License announcement date: 08/10/13 | DVD-Box: 05/28/10
  • Home video format: To be determined
  • Release time frame: To be determined

Escaflowne: The Movie | SUNRISE

My-HiME | SUNRISE | 26 episodes; 27 (1-min.) specials & 1 (4-min.) special not confirmed

My-Otome | SUNRISE | 26 episodes; 9 (3-min.) specials & 1 (5-min.) picture drama special not confirmed

My-Otome Zwei (OVA) | SUNRISE | 4 episodes; 1 (4-min.) special not confirmed

My-Otome 0~S.ifr~ (OVA) | SUNRISE | 3 episodes

Outlaw Star | SUNRISE | 26 episodes; 1 (2-min.) pilot special not confirmed

Tales of the Abyss | SUNRISE | 26 episodes; 2 fan disc specials (3-min.) not confirmed

The Vision of Escaflowne | SUNRISE | 26 episodes

Witch Hunter Robin | SUNRISE | 26 episodes
  • License announcement date: 08/10/13 | DVD-Box: 05/23/08
  • Home video format: To be determined
  • Release time frame: To be determined


===[ Unknown status ]===

009 Re:Cyborg (movie) | Production I.G | Movie page
  • License announcement date: 07/04/13 | last R2J/BD releases: 05/22/13
  • Home video format: To be determined
  • Release time frame: To be determined | Home video release planned for May 2015 in Australia

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

Pretear | GONZO | 13 episodes


===[ Not formally announced ]===

Dragon Ball Z Kai: Buu Saga | Toei Animation | ??? episodes
  • 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.]
    - Still no consideration for home video release (1/6/15)
  • 05/28/2010 ♦ Rainbow | NTV | [26 eps.]
    - Series no longer streaming
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  • 04/13/2011 ♦ Toriko | Toei Animation | [eps. 51 to 147]
    - No plans to pick up more Toriko (12/11/14)
  • 10/14/2011 ♦ C³ -Cube x Cursed x Curious- | King Record Company Limited | [12 eps. ]
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  • 02/03/2012 ♦ Symphogear (1st season) | Bushiroad, Inc. or Dwango or Good Smile Company or ??? | [13 eps.]
    - 2nd season not streamed by FUNimation
  • 02/06/2012 ♦ Detective Opera Milky Holmes 2 | Bushiroad, Inc. | [12 eps.]
    - 3rd/4th seasons not streamed by FUNimation
  • 03/16/2012 ♦ Black Rock Shooter | Fuji Creative Corporation or Good Smile Company or ??? | [8 eps.]
    - Series no longer streaming
  • 06/08/2012 ♦ Kingdom (1st season) | Pierrot | [38 eps.]
    - Series dubbed in English?
    - 2nd season not streamed by FUNimation
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  • 01/17/2013 ♦ Minami-ke: Tadaima (4th season) | Kodansha | [13 eps.]
    - 1st/2nd/3rd seasons not streamed by FUNimation
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  • 04/03/2014 ♦ Fairy Tail Series 2 | Kodansha / TV Tokyo | [?? eps.]
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  • 08/29/2014 ♦ One Piece: 3D2Y (special) | Toei Animation | [1 eps.]
  • 09/29/2014 ♦ Buddy Complex Final Act -Into the Skies of Tomorrow- (special) | SUNRISE | [2 eps.]
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  • 10/03/2014 ♦ A good librarian like a good shepherd | Showgate | [12 eps.]
  • 10/03/2014 ♦ GARO THE ANIMATION | Tohokushinsha Film Corporation | [24 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 or ??? | [12 eps.]
  • 10/03/2014 ♦ Laughing Under the Clouds | NTV | [12 eps.] | w/English dub
  • 10/03/2014 ♦ Lord Marksman and Vanadis | Media Factory | [13 eps.]
  • 10/03/2014 ♦ Rage of Bahamut: Genesis | NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan | [12 eps.]
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  • 12/18/2014 ♦ Assassination Classroom | Fuji Creative Corporation | [22 eps.]
  • 12/19/2014 ♦ Kamisama Kiss - Season 2 | TMS Entertainment [12 eps.]
  • 12/19/2014 ♦ SHONEN HOLLYWOOD -HOLLY STAGE FOR 50- (2nd season) | King Records Company Limited [13 eps.]
  • 12/19/2014 ♦ Tokyo Ghoul √A (2nd season) | Marvelous Inc. [12 eps.]
  • 12/22/2014 ♦ The Rolling Girls | Shochiku [12 eps.]
  • 12/23/2014 ♦ Death Parade | NTV | [12 eps.]
  • 12/29/2014 ♦ Samurai Warriors | TV Tokyo | [special eps + 12 eps.]
  • 12/30/2014 ♦ Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! | TV Tokyo | [12 eps.]
    - Not 100% clear of what rights PONYCAN USA holds.
  • 12/31/2014 ♦ World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman | TV Tokyo | [12 eps.]
  • 01/01/2015 ♦ Yurikuma Arashi | Media Factory | [12 eps.]
  • 01/02/2015 ♦ Absolute Duo | Media Factory / Showgate | [12 eps.]
  • 01/07/2015 ♦ Maria the Virgin Witch | Kodansha | [12 eps.]
  • 01/09/2015 ♦ Yatterman Night | Tatsunoko Productions or ??? | [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:
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*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
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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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