Here is a brief update to the news of Vic Migogna news. Just a heads up, this is all unbiased and objective. I will not voice my opinion. This is what I am hearing from Anime News Network.
With the recent controversy and accusations of voice actor Vic Migogna, Vic Migogna wrote out an updated statement yesterday in regards to these accusations. After being forced to leave Funimation and having voice actress Monica Rial and Jamie Marchi accusing him for harassment, here is what he has to say (it is also on his twitter):
Mentioned in his statement, Vic is planning to recommitting his life to God and he is hoping to seek counselor for his behavior.
Again, I am just sharing you this update about him to you readers. This is all objective.
If you are aware about the Vic Migogna controversy and the tweets #IStandWithVic or #KickVic, I bring some news from Funimation.
In a tweet sent by Funimation, Funimation announced that the team will no longer be involved with the voice actor for future projects. This means that Vic won’t be lending his voice for anime from Funimation and any current anime that has him in it, will also be recasted. It’s been announced that the anime Morose Mononokean season 2 will replace his character.
If you don’t know the controversy, it happened around after the movie release of Dragon Ball Super: Broly movie. News have spread that the voice actor has been giving unwanted hugs and kisses to his fans and the fans believed it was harassment. These allegations happened in 2008 however! Unfortunately, because this news is showing up, Rooster Teeth fired the voice actor from the series Rooster Teeth as he played as a character named Qrow.
Our young heroes start their first internships with real pros! Put on blast by some serious training, Deku will see how far he can push his new skills when a classmate gets cornered by Hero Killer: Stain. The fight leaves a lasting impression before Class 1-A goes back to the grind for final exams. Setting aside rivalries, the students face their toughest opponents yet—their teachers.
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January is going to be busy with two anime movies based on Shonen Jump titles.
The anticipated movie Dragon Ball Super will be premiering in January 16th and for the first time, you can watch this movie in IMAX theaters in the U.S. The movie was released in Japan in theaters at Jan 14th while U.S. fans was able to see it on Jan 13th at Hollywood. This Wednesday only, fans will be able to watch Dragon Ball Super: Broly in select theaters and will watch in IMAX screenings.
If you can’t watch the DBS movie, here’s another movie you can watch. Coming to theaters only at Jan 30th, the anime movie Hunter x Hunter: The Last Mission will be premiering in theaters with English subbed and dubbed screenings. You can buy your tickets at the CineLife Entertainment website. Here is the synopsis for the movie according to Viz Media:
The Battle Olympia tournament at Heaven’s Arena is about to begin! Gon, Killua, Kurapika and Leorio plan on watching the matches along with the other Hunters and VIPs in attendance. As they wait, a raid by The Shadow ends the festivities. Skilled fighters fall one by one to their terrifying ability called On, a dark power derived from malice. When their leader Jed captures Netero and declares death to all Hunters in the name of vengeance, Gon and Killua rush to defeat him – will they prevail?!
Hey hero fanatics! I got some good and bad news for you in regards to My Hero Academia. It’s been revealed by Funimation that the popular Shonen Jump series My Hero Academia is a release date/month for the upcoming season 4. That’s the good news, it’s confirmed to be in 2019. Here is the bad news. My Hero Academia season 4 is set to be released and streamed on October 2019. Which means, this anime is going to be a fall anime title and you are going to have wait for the Halloween season to see your favorite hero students.
Remember the ground-breaking news about Funimation and Crunchryoll splitting up? I got some news to share from the words of the Funimation president Gen Fukunaga about what happened that led to these powerhouse companies to depart ways. Also to add to that is Sony bought Funimation.
Gen Fukunaga: “Sony had to make this tough decision,” Fukunaga said. “If [Crunchyroll wasn’t] going to budge on those terms, then we just have to double down and decide if we’re going to go at it alone. And that’s what happened.
Meaning, Funimation wanted to renew the contract with Crunchyroll, but Crunchyroll didn’t agree with the terms and wanted to instead do its own thing.
Anime fans of the U.S.A., ever wanted to be the first people to watch a new anime series? I got news for you especially if you stream on Hulu. It’s been announced that Hulu signed a deal with Funimation that starting 2019 that they will be the first to choose which new anime will be streamed for simulcasts and simuldubs. Lisa Holme, Hulu‘s VP of content acquisition, commented in Variety that they are hoping to get at least 20 or more different series per year which will include English Subbed and Dubbed. So you like watching Funimation anime like My Hero Academia and Attack on Titan, I hope you are ready to renew your subscription for Hulu for more Funi anime in 2019.
Hello anime fans! I got some interesting news for you if you are interested on binge watching some anime. If you didn’t know, the anime companies that were partnered up Funimation and Crunchyroll were split up after two years of working together streaming anime and selling home videos of anime. The result of this partnership helped Funimation dub some Crunchyroll licensed anime into English Dub and helped sell home videos and the same time brought anime from Funimation to Crunchyroll to be streamed. But now that these two powerhouses are separated, here is some news in regards to your favorite anime.
Funimation announced on Friday that they will be adding 300+ anime in subbed format to their list and will be available to anyone with a FunimationNow account. I am not going to list all of them, but anime like Baka and Test, Black Butler and Cowboy Bebop will be added as subtitled anime. If you like anime from Funimation, but preferred anime in subtitles, now you can enjoy it your favorite Funimation shows on your account.
Previously mentioned, Crunchyroll and Funimation teamed up and released English Dub on certain anime titles. However, after being split, these English Dubbed anime from Crunchyroll will still be intact and won’t be affected. Crunchyroll anime like Berserk, Taboo Tattoo and Masamune-kun’s Revenge will be safe and will be available in both Crunchyroll and Funimation platforms. These anime will also be in subtitles for viewer preference.
Funimation adds 300+ subbed anime to FunimationNow
Crunchyroll adds 17 English Dub anime to site
What started off as an incredible partnership in 2016, now the biggest anime companies Funimation and Crunchyroll are splitting up and going their separate ways. If you didn’t know, Funimation and Crunchyroll teamed up in 2016 to help spread out more anime for fans. Thanks to this, fans were able to stream Funimation licensed anime like Cowboy Bebop on Crunchyroll and Funimation was able to sell anime like Gintama season 3 and Twin Exorcists in English Dub. With this sudden news, Funimation anime that are dubbed and subbed are heading to FunimationNow and it won’t be appearing in Crunchyroll. However, as far I know, it looks like anime planned home videos are still in progress and it won’t be heavily affected. To make matters worse, VRV will be removing the Funimation channel and will be replacing it with HIDIVE. HIDIVE is a streaming site where fans can watch anime titles licensed by Sentai Filmworks such as Clannad, My Love Story and Kill Me Baby. The pact will end this November 9th.
Sony’s Funimation Ends Anime Licensing Pact With Crunchyroll
Another title bites the dust for Funimation.
It was announced yesterday by Funimation and according to ANN that the anime movie Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos will be expiring. Funimation states that they will discontinue sales of the movie until November 21; unless you seen own a copy of the movie, you have until that date to buy the movie.
Here is a brief fact according to ANN in regards about the movie:
Fullmetal Alchemist: Sacred Star of Milos is a movie that takes place during episode 20 of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and the 11th chapter of the manga.
This is not the first time Funimation lost an anime title. Funimation has lost the license for the previous Fullmetal Alchemist anime such as the classic version, Brotherhood and the first movie Conqueror of Shamballa. Fullmetal Achemist: Brotherhood is coming back as Blu-Ray set and will be released this fall and will be sold by Aniplex of America.