Wednesday, December 29, 2010

More Funimation Delays

I told you that I thought Funi's February and March original release schedules were WAY to optimistic given the current economic environment, and it seems I was right because that schedule continues to come apart. Today we got word that four February releases have been jettisoned all the way up into the April schedule.

Here's the changes:

One Piece Season 3 Part 5 DVD Boxed Set (Uncut) - Feb 15 to Apr 19
Chobits Complete Collection DVD Boxed Set (Classic Anime) - Feb 22 to Apr 26
Chobits Complete Collection DVD Boxed Set (Classic Anime) (BLURAY) - Feb 22 to Apr 26
Dragon Ball Z Dragonbox DVD Set #5 - Feb 22 to Apr 26

Remember that Chobits had already been delayed once before (Feb 1 to Feb 22), so that makes a total delay (so far) of 3 months from it's original planned date. And these probably won't be the last. I think some of Funi's March releases will also ultimately end up as April or May or June releases too, and I hate to say it, but they probably should. While the other studios are still cutting back, Funi can't start dumping so much product on this market so fast - it simply can't absorb it and will only result in lower sales numbers for everything as too little fan money starts chasing too many releases.

Anyway, we'll find out over the next few weeks if anything else gets rescheduled.

1 comment:

InazumaROCK said...

Aw, and I was really looking forward to the Chobits blu-ray box set coming out in February. Oh well, guess I have to wait a bit longer for it.