It's Kind of a FUNi Story
by Zac Bertschy & Justin Sevakis,
ANNCast 099 - It's Kind of a FUNi Story
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It's our annual Funimation show! Marketing manager Adam Sheehan and Director of Corporate Strategy Lance Heiskell drop on by for a full hour and a half of industry chat! We get in to what's been selling well, how they select their "classic" titles, fine details on the whole "Funico" thing, how exactly it is they choose which fan-favorite streaming shows get an actual DVD release and more more more!
Plus: your questions via Twitter!
You can listen to the show on our player here, direct-download the MP3 version here, or you can just use these handy links:
Also: if you like the show (or don't like the show, I guess) be sure to write us up a review over on iTunes! It'd be a big help!
NSFW Language Warning: There may not be any swearing this time but you can never be too sure.
ANNCast Episode 99 Breakdown
00:30 Adam and Lance introduction and how things are going at Funimation
07:10 What's been selling the best in 2011 so far
10:20 Dragonball Z: the unstoppable force
16:50 Long-delayed releases like Darker than Black season 2
23:20 Inevitable questions about the Hellsing Ultimate release
31:50 What's the holdup with the Geneon rereleases
33:50 The selection process for "classic" rereleases
36:50 Funico! And what it all means!
48:20 Funico and exclusive streams
51:10 Takin' a gamble on Princess Jellyfish and how those fan favorite streaming titles get chosen for DVD release
01:01:00 Twitter time! Steins;Gate, DVD-Bluray combo pack releases (and how people like to complain about them), what's the holdup with Serial Experiments Lain and much, much more!
And that's it! See you next week!
Theme Song: "Bucharest" by The New Division. Check them out on iTunes!
Special thanks to Phillip Harrington for designing and creating the ANNCast logo.
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