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Primus



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 4:37 pm Reply with quote
I guess it's more fodder for the video portal, and the Funimation channel.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 4:41 pm Reply with quote
Good going Funi!

Next up, Paranoia Agent and the Yoshitoshi ABe series!
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walw6pK4Alo



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:11 pm Reply with quote
Was Heat Guy J ever that big of a series? I've never seen any discussion on it anywhere.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:37 pm Reply with quote
walw6pK4Alo wrote:
Was Heat Guy J ever that big of a series? I've never seen any discussion on it anywhere.


I'm not sure if Heat Guy J was ever that big of a series in online Anime fandom. However, it did air on MTV 2 (a digital tier channel where I caught a few episodes) and I actually saw disks for sale at Wal Mart at one point (around the Xmas time that ADV got Platinum Evangeleon Thinpak's into Wal Mart IIRC). So it may have a audience that still might be wishing to pick up copies, plus I don't think it ever came out in a thin pack collection so that might be a bonus for those wanting to pick it up.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:39 pm Reply with quote
walw6pK4Alo wrote:
Was Heat Guy J ever that big of a series? I've never seen any discussion on it anywhere.


Not really but ANN thought nicely of vol. 1.

When are we going to get more One Piece movies and xxxHOLic, FUNi? Crying or Very sad
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The_Libertarian_Otaku



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:58 pm Reply with quote
About time Heat Guy J got rescued!

FUNI, if you also rescue Fushigi Yuugi, I will love you guys forever!
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here-and-faraway



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:13 pm Reply with quote
While I wouldn't go as far as to call it a masterpiece, I did enjoy this series.
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Generic #757858



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:14 pm Reply with quote
MeggieMay wrote:
So it may have a audience that still might be wishing to pick up copies, plus I don't think it ever came out in a thin pack collection so that might be a bonus for those wanting to pick it up.


No, but there was a huge ass collection (eight DVD-cases in two artboxes) which might still be available in some places. Got it pretty cheap last year.
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JohnathanEnder



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:48 pm Reply with quote
This is definitely good. Heat Guy J was definitely an underrated series, and I do hope more people get the chance to watch it.

Here's an old review of it for those interested: http://www.animeacademy.com/​finalrevdisplay.​php?​id=​472
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:15 pm Reply with quote
Wow, I can't believe they found this and re-licensed it; that's great news! This is really a fun little series and I'm glad it'll be back on the shelves.

One thing about the announcement, though: I'm pretty sure Satelight did HGJ, and not Bones...
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:31 pm Reply with quote
walw6pK4Alo wrote:
Was Heat Guy J ever that big of a series? I've never seen any discussion on it anywhere.

Popular, no, which surprises me that Funi would grab it. I'm glad they did, though, because it is a good series, and the number of copies available was dwindling. I've seen a couple people share the sentiment that this show is under appreciated, and I agree.
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Kyjin



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:50 pm Reply with quote
I really enjoy this show, so it's nice to know this might get more people to see it. Anime smile

Anyone know if Funi is putting extras on these re-releases? I already own this series, but just curious.
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Weazul-chan



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:03 pm Reply with quote
HURRAY~ Heat Guy J needed to be rescued as it is a totally AWESOME series. I'd seriously put it someone where up with the likes of Cowboy Bebop and OutLaw Star in terms of how awesome it is.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:11 pm Reply with quote
Kyjin wrote:
Anyone know if Funi is putting extras on these re-releases? I already own this series, but just curious.

As far as I've heard, Funimation just re-releases shows exactly as they were (One Piece excepted).
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Raikuro



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:13 pm Reply with quote
I wish Funi would rescue something hard to find, like JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, instead of all these shows that can still be found very cheaply at Rightstuf.com...
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