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FireChick



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:07 am Reply with quote
Wow! FUNimation's on a roll here! They're gonna help ADV just like they're doing Geneon! Go FUNimation! Very Happy
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walw6pK4Alo



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:08 am Reply with quote
I'm going to take a stab in guessing that it's over, ADV is finished.

Hopefully FUNi will do a better job, but I already thought they were well overloaded with their own titles and now Geneon's as well.
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mike.motaku



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:14 am Reply with quote
WHAT THE HELL?

Gen, you got some mighty big balls. Navarre must REALLY love you. Very Happy
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Area88



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:18 am Reply with quote
Guyver TV series was coproduced by ADV, how they did they lose the rights to their own show?

I really want to know WHY this has happened.
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Shippoyasha



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:18 am Reply with quote
walw6pK4Alo wrote:
I'm going to take a stab in guessing that it's over, ADV is finished.

Hopefully FUNi will do a better job, but I already thought they were well overloaded with their own titles and now Geneon's as well.


Ugh. How many times do you need to read up that the distribution/licensing mess was not entirely ADV's fault. And it was more of a contractual mess than that of the actual company's. Hopefully this will let ADV move on more smoothly in the future.

But I think it's pretty dubious for Funimation to just jump on the stuff ADV has lot out on. It almost feels devious.
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hikaru004



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:18 am Reply with quote
I think that FUNi should request an STD test from ARM. They've had 1 too many partners within the last year. Wink Laughing

At least my titles will get finished now.

Now we know why that comment was made in that icv2 interview.
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halo



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:21 am Reply with quote
Me, yesterday in another thread wrote:
FUNimation's to do list:
  1. Buy Geneon's catalogue
  2. Buy ADV
  3. Rule world


  1. Buy Geneon's catalogue
  2. Buy ADV
  3. Rule world
Guess I was close enough to cross that one off. One left.
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LordPrometheus



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:23 am Reply with quote
Funimation, I officially love you twice as much as I did yesterday! Very Happy

They've long been my favorite American anime distributor, but this settles it once and for all. I get my Kanon now!

And there was much rejoicing.
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FaytLein



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:27 am Reply with quote
Well, with ADV saying that they are trying to pick up more titles, I wouldn't write them off just yet. And the mass titles Funi has acquired basically brings them up to the level of the other big 2, Bandai and ADV. So the future looks pretty good from my standpoint right now!
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GATSU



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:28 am Reply with quote
I guess I'll finish Wallflower through them, though they're probably going to screw me over with those effing logos you can't skip...Don't know why they want Sgt. Frog, though, if ADV couldn't do anything with it.
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DRWii



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:29 am Reply with quote
Oh. My. God. I was just chuckling at those "Funimation's going to take over the industry" comments on the Geneon article, but...

Not to mention that now I have to wonder what will happen to ADV. I mean, they just lost over 30 titles, and there's all the other news over the past few months. I'm not paranoid yet, but I am definately nervous.
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GundamTed



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:30 am Reply with quote
I'm waiting for the first 4 volumes of Welcome to the N.H.K. in the mail. (Should be here early next week). With only 2 volumes to go will I still be able to finish the series, or should I send them back not knowing how Funimation will handle their versions. Will they release indivudual discs or a box set to make me rebuy the episodes I have?

What would you do?
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braves



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:31 am Reply with quote
Wow... Can you say "monopoly"? Shocked

Needless to say, FUNi now owns my wallet for sure. Crying or Very sad
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GATSU



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:31 am Reply with quote
I personally think FUNimation's licensed too many titles, and probably will just end up flooding the market, more than doing the industry any favors.
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SeedOfAnime



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:31 am Reply with quote
wow. well I've all ways loved Funimation and i love what there doing i just hope they can pull this off. but if they can they've almost taken over the anime industery in the US. but i wish them the best
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