In case you missed it, Funimation got a lot of trouble in the recent episode of Kaguya-sama: Love is War season 2 due to a translation the subtitles. Despite Kaguya-sama being an Aniplex title, Funimation has the exclusive rights to stream the second season of the anime. You can watch the first season of this anime anywhere, but season 2 can only be watched on Funimation.
Reported on May 11th from Nicchiban, Funimation got into trouble from fans when one of the recent episodes included an anti-coronavirus conversation with the characters. Many fans pointed fingers at Funimation for tampering the official translations. Here is what the original said:
Original: “何でそんな遠い所にいるんだ？” (“Why are you staying away from me?”)
Original: “もちろんです！50センチ以内の接近も禁止します！” (“Of course! I will forbid being within less than 50 cm each other.”)
In recent spark of news, Aniplex wrote on Twitter acknowledging the translations and will revise it. This error was in episode 5.
What do you think about this news? Do you think the fault was solely on Funimation? Aniplex? or do you think this is just an overreaction from fans? Does this translation bother you?
Quarantine is tough. Not only business has to slow down, but schools are forced to close down and kids have to rely on digital learning to continue their education. We are in April and people are praying and demanding for places to be open. This week, I recently discovered some news involving English Voice actress Jamie Marchi and schools. This was reported by Bounding into Comics.
a reporter from Vox (liberal-leaning American news and opinion website) named Aaron Rupar shared a video clip of Dr. Oz talking about “re-opening” places in the United States. In the video, Dr. Oz stated that opening schools would cost 2-3% chance of the mortality rate and the tradeoff is something to think about.
Following Rupar’s tweet, we have a user who goes by @emrazz retweeting/sharing with her comments. Joining in the discussion, we have voice actress Jamie Marchi joining in the discussion with a anti-gun tweet.
Due to this tweet, many anime fans took offense to this tweet and did not like seeing Marchi making a comment about school shootings. Despite her not taking it literally, the fans heavily criticized her behavior and thought she went too far. In response, she stated that the reason why people did not like the way she tweeted is because she is a woman with freedom of speech.
This tweet news happened this week and so far it hasn’t escalated to anything further. What do you guys think about this news? Do you think Jamie went too far? Do you think the people on Twitter was quick to lash out on her?
Jamie Marchi is a voice actress that works in anime especially in Funimation. She voices Rias from High School DxD, Masane from Witchblade and Marcarita from Dragon Ball Super.
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Another Aniplex anime classic is going to be joining Funimation. If Fullmetal Alchemist, Black Butler and Angel Beats is not enough for you during this quarantine month, maybe this swordsman anime will keep you entertained. Announced today, Nobuhiro Watsuki’s series Rurouni Kenshin will be joining Funimation on March 24th. This will include 94 episodes subbed and dubbed all thanks to Aniplex. Will you be watching this anime?
If you are a movie lover and you want to take a break from the Oscar movies, Sonic the Hedgehog and Birds of Prey, I have a movie that please you as a superhero fan or a My Hero Academia fan.
Funimation has just released a trailer for the second anime movie of My Hero Academia titled My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising. According to the trailer, Heroes Rising will be released in theaters for English Dub and Sub on February 26th.
Here is the plot of the movie:
Class 1-A visits Nabu Island where they finally get to do some real hero work. The place is so peaceful that it’s more like a vacation … until they’re attacked by a villain with an unfathomable Quirk! His power is eerily familiar, and it looks like Shigaraki had a hand in the plan. But with All Might retired and citizens’ lives on the line, there’s no time for questions. Deku and his friends are the next generation of heroes, and they’re the island’s only hope.
If you plan to see it, buy your tickets now!
If you think Funimation dropping Interspecies Reviewers was an insane move in the anime community, how do you feel about them selling an anime that is supposed to be uncensored but it is actually censored. This news was something I forgot to write about but now that I got the time to write it, I am here to share with you about this recent news.
When it comes to fanservice anime or anime that shows off skin, Funimation is well-known for being uncut and uncensored for certain titles like High School DxD. However, this anime title Tsugumomo didn’t get the same fair treatment. Fans who bought the Blu-ray was in for a surprise when they thought they were getting an uncensored anime according to box cover.
from 2018 Blu-ray set
from Tsugumomo – The Complete Series – Essentials
a Twitter user shared some clips revealing scenes that were supposed to be uncensored was still censored. Another user in Imgur shared pictures of this anime being uncensored and how it intended to be,
Funimation would later release a statement in regards to this censored news:
Funimation‘s normal process is to utilize uncensored materials when available to produce a home video release. If uncensored materials are not available, we utilize the TV broadcast version. This was the case with the “Tsugumomo The Complete Series” BD/DVD Combo which utilizes a combination of uncensored and TV broadcast materials based on what was available from the licensor during home video production.
In short, if you recently bought the 2020 Essential Blu-ray set and you expected this anime to be faithful as the original Japanese copy, you will be disappointed and you just basically bought the exact same Blu-ray version from 2018. So far, Funimation hasn’t sold an official copy of the anime with uncensored, untouched scenes.
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Remember the ecchi anime series Interspecies Reviewers that Funimation used to stream? If you didn’t know, Funimation originally promised fans that they would stream the heavy ecchi anime Interspecies Reviewers. However, after three episodes of being released at their website, Funimation would later drop this anime due to the content being “not in the standards”. Which is pretty ironic because Funimation has streamed and release anime that is heavily ecchi such as Prison School, High School DxD and The Testament of Sister New Devil. This news would anger most fans.
However, I found some good and bad news regarding Interspecies Reviewers. If Funimation can’t provide this anime, surely AnimeLab will do what Funimation can’t do. In a tweet, the Australian/New Zealand anime streaming service AnimeLab announced that they would stream Interspecies Reviewers on their platforms. This is good news for fans in the Australian region fans. If you have AnimeLab, you will be able to watch this anime. However, for the bad news, this is only for fans who lives in Australia and New Zealand. Unless if you are willing to move over there or use a VPN, you will miss out. So far, Funimation hasn’t made any announcements on bringing this anime back to their service. In addition, there hasn’t been any company that are willing to pick this title.
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Great news, anime fans! If you have Funimation and you are enjoying Aniplex titles like Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and Black Butler, you might want these titles in the watch list. Joining Funimation on Feb 11th, we have the anime series Durarara!! and Blue Exorcist. Both these anime will include English Dub and Sub.
Assiah, the realm of humans, and Gehenna, the realm of demons. Normally, these two dimensions would never intersect, but having possessed all material substances, the demons are now intruding on the material world.
But among the human race, there are those who can exorcise such demons – the Exorcists.
Ikebukuro, Tokyo takes center stage in this story where various young people have gathered with different expectations. A high school student, an underground doctor, a stalker, a “headless” rider, and others will both cause and get caught up in trouble.
This is a story with a tangle of super-extraordinary characters; one where no one can predict what will happen next!
Don’t forget, Funimation has other Aniplex anime such as the following:
- Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
- Black Butler (Seasons 1+2 with OVA)
- Angel Beats
- Valvrave the Liberator
- Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
- Magi:: The Kingdom of Magic
- Puella Magi Madoka Magica
- Silver Spoon
- Granblue Fantasy: The Animation season 1
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Good news Violet fans! In my old post, I mentioned that Funimation will be premiering the Kyoto Animation movie Violet Evergarden I – Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll – in theaters along with the second My Hero Academia movie. Yesterday, Funimation has given us details when will the movie will be premiering. If you want to watch this movie, this Violet Evergarden movie will be in theaters from February 17th to 20th. According to the Funimation site, the movie will be 93 minutes long and it will be in English Subbed only.
In case you missed it this weekend, anime fans are not happy at Funimation due to their recent actions towards a certain ecchi anime. This ecchi anime is called Interspecies Reviewers and it was an anime that was originally streamed by Funimation, but unfortunately for fans, Funimation dropped this anime after three episodes. According to sources, the reason Funimation has decided to stop streaming Interspecies Reviewers because series was “outside of standards”. According to news site from J-list, the anime does have content involving sexual themes and acts that include the characters reviewing intercourse with monster girls in brothels. So far there is no confirmation for a company to stream this anime. The reason why this news has been the buzz is because Funimation has shown mature anime before such as High School DxD, Prison School and Valkyrie Drive Mermaid and they contained sexual and nudity themes. Fans are outraged.
Someone took a screenshot of this and posted at Reddit:
Manga synopsis according to YenPress:
Beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder! From elves to succubi to cyclopes and more, the Interspecies Reviewers rate the red-light delights of all manner of monster girls…the only thing is, they can never agree on which species is the hottest!
Until we get any information on this anime, fans will not be able to watch this anime at Funimation.
Disclaimer warning: This is just a rumor I recently heard about voice actors Chris Sabat and Kara Edwards. Just like my post about Stephanie Nadolny, we don’t know if there is any truth or false in this rumor. However, we should take everything in a grain of sand and pay attention to the signs. Once again, there is no confirmation on this rumor but make sure you listen and observe.
Chris Sabat: English voice of Dragon Ball character such as Vegeta, Piccolo Yamcha and even other anime like Zoro from One Piece and All Might from My Hero Academia.
Kara Edwards: English voice of Videl and Goten from Dragon Ball
Chuck Huber: English voice of Emperor Pilaf and Android 17 in Dragon Ball
Stephanie Nadolny: Former English voice of Kid Goku, Kid and Teen Gohan
Vic Mignogna: Former English voice of Broly and Dragon Ball Z Kai version of Burter.