Monday, April 25, 2016

Funimation Adds The Empire of Corpses to the July 2016 Release Schedule!

Funimation has added another new release to their July 2016 release schedule, and we now have it up on the store site for pre-order:

The Empire of Corpses DVD/BD + UV Combo Set

Release date is set for July 5th.

Synopsis: From the studio that produced Attack on Titan comes a captivating historical action thriller based on an award winning novel by Project Itoh. In an alternate version of 19th century London, the world has been revolutionized by "corpse reanimation technology" creating armies of undead who serve the living as laborers across the globe. In an attempt to revive his dearly departed friend, young medical student John Watson becomes obsessed with replicating the work of Dr. Victor Frankenstein—the legendary corpse engineer whose research produced the only re-animated corpse to possess a soul. But when his illegal experiments put him at odds with the British government, Watson is drafted into a race to find the lost research notes of Victor Frankenstein before the secrets of the human soul fall into the wrong hands.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Funimation's July 2016 Anime Releases - Now Available for Pre-Order!

Funimation has sent over their July 2016 Anime release schedule and we now have them up on the store site for pre-order! Here's what's coming:

Aquarion Evol Season 2 DVD/BD COmbo Set (S.A.V.E. Edition) - Jul 5
Devil is a Part Timer Complete Collection DVD/BD Set (Anime Classics) - Jul 5
Guilty Crown Complete Collection DVD/BD Combo Set (Eps #1-22) - Jul 5
Karneval Complete Collection DVD/BD Combo Set (S.A.V.E. Edition) - Jul 5
Sekirei (Season 1 & 2) Complete Collection DVD/BD Set (Anime Classics) - Jul 5
Shonen Hollywood ~ Holly Stage for 50 ~ Season 2 DVD - Jul 5
A Good Librarian Like a Good Shepherd DVD/BD Combo Set (Eps #1-12) - Jul 12
Lucky Star Complete Series + OVA DVD/BD Combo Set (Eps #1-24 + OVA) - Jul 12
Robotics;Notes Complete Collection DVD/BD Combo Set (S.A.V.E. Edition) - Jul 12
Samurai Warriors Complete Collection DVD - Jul 12
Yatterman Night Complete Series DVD - Jul 12
C: Control - The Money and Soul of Possibility DVD/BD Set (S.A.V.E. Edition) - Jul 19
Fractale Complete Collection DVD/BD Boxed Set (S.A.V.E Edition) - Jul 19
Kamisama Kiss (Season 1) Collection DVD/BD Combo Set (S.A.V.E. Edition) - Jul 19
Yona of the Dawn Part 2 DVD/BD Combo Set - Jul 19
Code : Breaker Complete Collection DVD/BD Combo Set (S.A.V.E. Edition) - Jul 26
Date a Live Complete Collection DVD/BD Combo Set (S.A.V.E Edition) - Jul 26
One Piece Season 8 Part 2 DVD Boxed Set (Uncut) (Eps #469-480) - Jul 26

Lots of S.A.V.E. editions and re-issues this month. But hey, we are getting Lucky Star on BLURAY! Yeah! Also, recently Funimation has started doing more Sub Only releases, so we wanted to point out that this month Shonen Hollywood, A Good Librarian, Samurai Warriors, and Yatterman Night are all Sub Only.

Also, a lot of people have been writing in asking if the Lucky Star OVA's were getting dub treatment this time around. I wrote Funi and the brand manager for Lucky Star finally got back to me:

  "As with the original Bandai release, the TV series is dubbed and the OVA will not be dubbed."

So no dub for the Lucky Star OVA's, just the TV series.