By Jonathan | February 6th, 2011
What is Fractale? To tell you the truth, I’m still figuring that out myself…
One of the latest additions to FUNimation’s incredibly robust online streaming repertoire, Fractale is being simulcast every Thursday on Hulu at 11:45 am (EST), one hour after the episodes premiere on Fuji TV in Japan…at least, that’s the plan. The simulcast was halted after the first episode when the show’s copyright holders demanded FUNimation take steps to stop piracy of the episodes. Once this was sorted out and the simulcast resumed, the massive snow storms and cold fronts sweeping much of America prevented this week’s planned simulcast of episode four (I know how you feel, FUNi – it’s cold here too!). Thus, this review covers the first three episodes of the series as part of a new plan on this site to review streaming content in ‘blocks.’ Fractale will only be 11 episodes total, so we’re planning two more reviews, each highlighting four new episodes, to cover the rest of the series as it airs. Continue reading
By Marc | September 8th, 2009
It appears Seifer misread. Thanks to A PR rep from Funimation who checked the trailer frame by frame Digimon Frontier definately does not appear in it. Fanboy Review regrets the error, and Seifer is currently getting his 12 lashings.
It appears when ShoDojo launches it will launch with a few new shows (or it’s possible they will show up slightly after launch.)
A recent convention apparently had a new ShoDojo trailer that showed Digimon Frontier as one of these new series (Digimon Frontier was the only show that was recognized.) There had previously been no news from either Toei USA or Funimation about Digimon Frontier streaming. It’s also possible this may be the beginning of a new wave of Toei On-Demand titles. No news on Digimon Adventure or Digimon Tamers. Hopefully the trailer will be put online and we will find out more about this soon.
ShoDojo is Funimation’s new Anime video and community website that will be launching soon.
Thanks to Seifer for seeing the trailer and bringing it to my attention (at least I can thank him for something, he’s supposed to be staff…. get to work lazy!)
By Kevin | May 1st, 2009
FUNimation has partnered with the Japanese production company Media Factory to stream the action anime, “Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom” on the FUNimation Video Portal. The first five episodes are now available for streaming, and are all rated TV-MA. Each episode is free to stream and will be presented in its original Japanese dialogue with English translations.
Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom is produced by the popular animation company Bee Train (.Hack//Sign, Tsubasa), and is directed by Koichi Mashimo (Blade of the Immortal, Noir). The show is an adaptation of the “Phantom of Inferno” visual novel, which follows an unsuspecting witness that is brainwashed into joining a mysterious organization called Inferno and becoming their newest assassin.
The fifth episode of Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom was released onto the FUNimation Video Portal within 45-minutes of its Japanese broadcast debut on TV Tokyo. Future episodes are expected to be released online within 24 hours of its Japanese broadcast debut.
FUNimation Video Portal- Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom, Main Page
Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom – © 2009 Project Phantom. Licensed by FUNimation® Productions, Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
By Kevin | April 8th, 2009
FUNimation will begin to steam the first episode of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood with its original Japanese dialogue and English subtitles on Thursday, April 9th.
The episode will be available at Funimation’s Video Website (link below) and will go live at 9 a.m. Pacific, 10 a.m. Central, and 11 a.m. Eastern (respectively).
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is a series restart, and will largely follow the storyline of the manga. While Edward and Alphonse will retain their original voice actors from the first TV series, several key cast members have been replaced. Roy Mustang will be voiced by Shinchiro Miki, Winrey Rockwell will be voiced by Megumi Takamoto and Riza Hawkeye by Fumiko Orikasa.
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood debuted in Japan on April 5th. FUNimation will continue to stream new episodes on its website the Thursday following every Japanese debut.
Fullmetal Alchemist – © HIROMU ARAKAWA, FA PROJECT, MBS, ANX, BONES 2009. Licensed by FUNimation® Productions, Ltd. All Rights Reserved.