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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 subjected to change at any time.


===[ Early (to maybe mid) 2014 release candidates ]===

Attack on Titan | Kodansha | 25 episodes; 1 OVA w/Manga not confirmed | PR

PSYCHO-PASS | Fuji Creative Corporation | 22 episodes | PR (n/a)

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

Ikki Tousen – Xtreme Xecutor | Media Factory | 12 episodes; 6 specials (3-min.) not confirmed | PR
  • License announcement date: 06/30/12 | last R2J/BD releases: 11/25/10
  • Home video format: To be determined
  • Release time frame: To be determined (S3 release date is now TBA) | Series page
  • Note: subtitled episodes streaming for EVS members

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


===[ Mid 2014 release candidates ]===

Hetalia: The Beautiful World (ONA) (Season 5) | Media Factory | 20 episodes (5-min.); 4 specials (5-min.) & 1 Extra Disc special (5-min.) not confirmed

Senran Kagura | Showgate | 12 episodes; 6 specials (4-min.) not confirmed

The Devil is a Part-Timer! | Showgate | 13 eps.


===[ Former Bandai Ent. properties via Bandai Visual (maybe as soon as early 2014) ]===

.hack//G.U. Trilogy (Movie) | Bandai Visual | PR
  • License announcement date: 07/18/13
  • Home video format: To be determined [Movie never dubbed in English by Bandai Ent.]
  • Release time frame: To be determined | Series page is now up

.hack//Legend of the Twilight | Bandai Visual | 12 episodes | PR
  • License announcement date: 07/18/13
  • Home video format: To be determined
  • Release time frame: To be determined | Series page is now up

.hack//Roots | Bandai Visual | 26 episodes | PR
  • License announcement date: 07/18/13
  • Home video format: To be determined
  • Release time frame: To be determined | Series page is now up

.hack//SIGN | Bandai Visual | 26 episodes <28>; OVA episodes of Intermezzo, Unison, and GIFT not confirmed | PR
  • License announcement date: 07/18/13
  • Home video format: To be determined
  • Release time frame: To be determined | Series page is now up

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Eureka Seven | Bandai Visual | 50 episodes; 2 special episodes not confirmed | PR (n/a)
  • License announcement date: 11/25/13
  • Home video format: DVD & Blu-ray
  • Release time frame: To be determined
  • Originally planned for January 2014 release; trailer found on select December 2013 releases

Eureka Seven - good night, sleep tight, young lovers (Movie) | Bandai Visual | PR (n/a)
  • License announcement date: Not confirmed by FUNimation
  • Home video format: DVD & Blu-ray
  • Release time frame: To be determined
  • Originally planned for January 2014 release


===[ Former Bandai Ent. properties via SUNRISE (maybe as soon as early 2014) ]===

Cowboy Bebop | SUNRISE | 26 episodes | PR
  • License announcement date: 08/10/13
  • Home video format: DVD & Blu-ray
  • Release time frame: 2014 | Series page is now up.


===[ Former Bandai Ent. properties via SUNRISE (maybe as soon as early to mid 2014) ]===

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


===[ 2014 release (should be later on at best) ]===

HAL (Movie) | Production I.G and/or Shochiku? | PR
  • License announcement date: 07/04/13 | R2J/BD releases: 12/18/13
  • Home video format: To be determined
  • Release time frame: To be determined

Ghost in the Shell: Arise (OVA) | Kodansha | 4 episodes | PR


===[ Status is unknown ]===

Pretear | GONZO | 13 episodes | PR


===[ ??? ]===
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 page removed from FUNimation.com. Will not be released by FUNimation on DVD & Blu-ray
    ===
  • 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 page removed from FUNimation.com
  • 06/08/2012 ♦ Kingdom | Pierrot | [38 eps.]
    - Second season not streamed by FUNimation.
    ===
  • 10/09/2012 ♦ Code:Breaker | Kodansha | [12 eps. + 3 OVA eps. w/Manga]
    - Licensed in Australia (by Madman Ent.)
    ===
  • 01/10/2013 ♦ PUCHIM@S - Petit iDOLM@STER | Media Factory | [64 2-min. eps. + 1 (7-min.) episode 0 OVA]
  • 01/17/2013 ♦ Haganai NEXT | Media Factory | [12 eps.]
  • 01/17/2013 ♦ Minami-ke: Tadaima (Season 4) | Kodansha | [13 eps.]
    ---
  • 04/04/2013 ♦ Karneval | Bandai Visual | [13 eps. + 1 (5-min.) OVA w/Manga]
    - Available at iTunes
    - Licensed in the UK (by Manga Ent.)
  • 04/09/2013 ♦ Date A Live | Kadokawa Pictures | [12 eps. + OVA w/manga]
    - Licensed in Australia (by Madman Ent.)
  • 04/09/2013 ♦ Red Data Girl | Kadokawa Pictures | [12 eps.]
  • 04/11/2013 ♦ A Certain Scientific Railgun S | Geneon Universal Entertainment | [24 eps.]
    - Available at iTunes
    ---
  • 06/28/2013 ♦ Brothers Conflict | Showgate | [12 eps.]
  • 06/28/2013 ♦ Danganronpa: The Animation | Showgate | [13 eps.]
    - Available at iTunes, Sony Video on PSN, Xbox Video
    - Licensed in Australia (by Madman Ent.)
  • 07/04/2013 ♦ Hyperdimension Neptunia | Showgate | [13 eps.]
    - Available at iTunes
  • 07/11/2013 ♦ High School DxD New | Media Factory | [12 eps.]
    - Available at iTunes, Xbox Video
    ---
  • 10/07/2013 ♦ BlazBlue: Alter Memory | Showgate | [12 eps.]
    - Available at iTunes, Sony Video on PSN, Xbox Video
  • 10/07/2013 ♦ Freezing Vibration | Media Factory | [12 eps.]
    - Available at iTunes, Xbox Video
    Sony Video on PlayStation Network
  • 10/07/2013 ♦ Tokyo Ravens | Geneon Universal Entertainment | [24 eps.]
  • 10/07/2013 ♦ Unbreakable Machine-Doll | Media Factory | [12 eps.+ 6 specials (?-min.)]
    - Available at iTunes, Sony Video on PSN, Xbox Video


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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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