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Chris Patton stopped working for Funimation before the lawsuit. In fact, be had stopped working for them before a few years ago, and only went back when ADV stopped dubbing for some time. He was originally cast as a “major character” (his words) in Tsubasa Chronicles, but that was recast for some reason. Around the same time, he stopped working there for quite a while. He made some comments about possibly goinbark work in Dallas/Ft Worth or Los Angeles, but that Ft Worth may not have been possible due to “issues”.

After ending work at Funimation, Chris initially said he was leaving anime dubbing altogether and was going to focus on audio books, video games, etc. However, he lives in Houston and when Sentai started dubbing again, he began working with them. So this isn’t the first time he has stopped recording at Funi, it’s just the first time he has been so vocal about it.

I ad forgot about Viz rescuing Ghost. Thanks for the reminder.


These aren’t title I ever bought, but since Funimation dropped them, they may make a profit as sub-only releases.

Sgt. Frog

Also, I hear a lot of people wanting this anime called Reborn. I know Viz dropped the manga, but again, most likely a sub-only release profit.


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This request amuses me, since the only reason FUNi had the license in the first place, was because they pilfered it from ADV.


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This request amuses me, since the only reason FUNi had the license in the first place, was because they pilfered it from ADV.[/quote]

Oh, I didn’t know…I don’t keep up with the stuff. I just know people are upset of it getting dropped.


Oh, and Case Closed or whatever it’s called. I’m sure that would do well for sub-only. Sucks for Funimation for not trying out sub-only releases.


Well, we don’t know if Funi has officially dropped them or not. They released season three of Shin Chan a couple years after doing the first two. They licensed more Sgt Frog after the initial episodes they got from ADV. so it’s possible they may do more in the future, but Funi’s licensing has definitely slowed. I think a lot of it had to do with how much they spent on those Geneon Universal series that they just started announcing street dates for (almost three years later…lol)

As for Case Closed, they definitely said they were dropping that one. Sentai could look into doing subonly releases of further seasons, like they did with Hell Girl, though.


No, Funimation said they dropped Sgt. Frog, hence why people are upset with it getting dropped.


Actually, no they haven’t said they dropped it. In 2010, they said it sold poorly and they probably wouldn’t license more episodes. Then in 2011, they licensed and released another season. So far, they haven’t given any direct answers about licensing more. They’ve been asked at a few cons, but no real answers one way or the other.


Well, I heard that it just up and bombed after they picked up a 3rd season. There were people saying that they were upset that it wasn’t going to be any more dubbed, and this was on ANN with them listening to the Pod Cast. And there were even people saying “this is the time to test out sub-only releases” They even told people that Hetalia sells are dropping, too.

And personally, it’s 300+ episodes of little frogs mixed in with a gag dub, they’re were never planing on finishing that series. Hell, I’m still waiting for them to finish DGM, which they said they want to finish, but cna’t afford the rest.


They may have mentioned it on their last podcast on ANN, but I never listened to that one. It wouldn’t surprise me though. Funi’s business model of dubbing everything leaves them at a disadvantage in the market right now. It’s why Sentai has been able to grab some many simulcasts and newer shows. They can commit to a show, and even if it doesn’t pull large streaming numbers, they can still release it subonly.


I don’t know, it would explain why the easter egg in Madlax is so hard to find, if I didn’t find the directions for how to get into it online I’d never have known it existed. And so far as I know it’s only in the singles release.

It’s probably more profitable right now to do a quick basic subtitled release, if it sells reasonably well the per unit cost is a lot lower than the dub even though I’d imagine it sells fewer than it would with a dub. It doesn’t bother me either way - to the point that I’ve re-watched some series I’ve seen before and have here on DVD, with the subtitles the second time around to make them a tad different.


Come on, get a hold of 07-Ghost. Don’t tease, you got Hakuōki, these are both by Studio Deen. Action, Fantasy, and Supernatural, that’s a nice combo for an anime.

Betrayal Knows My Name, same people that did Orphen, which I here was a big seller. Filled with adventure and fantasy. And I think the manga sells pretty well for Yen Press.


The animation studio usually has nothing to with licensing, unless it’s someone like Gonzo that also produces the shows. But 07-Ghost would be a nice addition.


At lot of Gonzo’s stuff…isn’t all that good. Yes, they’re like any other company, they have made good things and bad. That, and personal taste comes into it. I hated Baccano, but I love Durarara, but that has nothign to do with them, but the novel writer himself. I do love Peacemaker, but I only picked that up becasue of who the manga artist was.

I just sort of want 07-ghost and Betrayal Knows My Name as 07 can be viewed as a yaoi, and BKmN is one, but with really good story and little romance. It’s on the Loveless level, but better. And I think it’s something a guy could watch without felling like they’re being forced to watch yaoi. There is a bunch of character types in it and fighting.

#115 Yuki is a teenager with a mysterious power. He was abandoned at birth near the Asahi orphanage. Because of that event, Yuki strives for independence. He hates being a burden to anyone near him, but at the same time, he is afraid of being left alone. Moreover, ever since he can remember, he has had a strange ability that when he touches others, he can feel their emotion. Unable to control it, he’s often made insensitive blunders in the past. He later meets a mysterious yet beautiful stranger who saves his life, but for some reason he feels like he’s met before. While death looms and his ability gets stronger and stronger, a man who claims to be his older brother suddenly appears. What will Yuki do when he learns the truth?

It may say it’s Shojo, but it isn’t like romance like many of others, it is mixture of fantasy and adventure. And from what I got, the manga sells pretty well for Yen Press. in a gothic fantasy world, this is the story of Teito Klein, an orphaned slave who became the top military academy student. However, an unexpected turn of events left him pursued by the forces of the Barsburg Empire. Now an escaping convict, Teito’s sheltered by the church and its law of sanctuary. Here, he discovered many mysteries surrounding himself, the church, and the Empire itself. The fact that he might be connected to a dethroned king and the mystical stone of god, “The Eye of Mikhael”, made him the target of the empire more than ever. Fortunately the church is under the mythical 7 Ghost protection. But who are the Ghosts really. Will Teito be free from the military’s clutch, and what of his said mission to uncover the history. And who is the military’s Chief-of-Staff Ayanami exactly. Teito’s future seems to have spiraled into an unexpectedly perilous path.

After nearly 5 years, Viz media finally picked up the manga from the defunct Go! Comi. story revolves around high school student Akira Nikaido, a typical slacker living a normal life. That is, until he meets the mysterious Shirogane, a man who suddenly appears and tells him to meet him at the school that night. Though he is skeptical, he goes anyway, and subsequently gets attacked by a shadow monster. Shirogane convinces him that the balance between the human world and the shadow world has been distorted, and that Akira must become a “shin”, which is a creature of the shadow world, in order to help restore the balance.

Again, another shojo that deals with a lot of action and mixed in with a supernatural effect, and still puts in comedy.

And that ends my wish list for animes that heavily deal with a male cast. I would find it nice change if the females can have a little fanservice, instead of giving men the service attention. I personally find these 3 titles to were both genders can enjoy.


The two Kino’s Journey movies:

Kino’s Journey: In Order To Do Something - Life Goes On -
Kino’s Journey: Country of Illness - For You -


Why must you did in the knife Tonka? WHY??? But I believe those have been suggested before, if not through this thread. I would leave to see them both someday as well.


Ruroni Kenshin should be added to anime network


Ruroni Kenshin is currently licensed by Media Blasters (the series) and Aniplex of America (movies and OVAs). Neither of them currently make their programming available to Anime Network, so the addition of either is unlikely.


that’s too bad