I have dial-up so I'm forced to rely on Adult Swim and SyFy(I hate the new name) for my anime. I also grew up with Toonami. I used to collect manga until it go too expensive and OneManga shut down. I plan to start back eventually.
Right now I'm hooked on Durarara. I like anime that screws with your head.
So far, I've watched the first Naruto series (I guess Shippoden is a different series?) High School of the Dead, which I loved. Uhm..... can't remember the Japanese, but the American is Corpse Princess. Negi-ma, Girls Bravo, and I have no clue how many others. Oh, and Devil May Cry, which was pretty awesome. I played DMC 4 and loved it.
Didn't get into Black Butler really. And the Adult Swim anime are good, but I tend to consider them a tad more mainstream.
On November 4, 2011, FUNimation Entertainment filed a lawsuit in the district court of Harris County, Texas against John Ledford, as well as companies A.D. Vision, AEsir Holdings, Sxion 23 (A.K.A. Section23 Films), Valkyrie Media Partners, Seraphim Studios, Sentai Filmworks, Sentai Holdings, and Unio Mystica Holdings (A.K.A. Switchblade Pictures) for breach of contract and other claims. Ledford is the CEO and co-founder of A.D. Vision. In the lawsuit, Funimation claims that the defendants owe Funimation "an amount to be proven at trial but currently estimated" to be approximately US$8 million plus interest, costs, and attorneys' fees.
Funimation's lawsuit alleges that it became a creditor of A.D. Vision (ADV) in regard to a debt ADV owed ARM Corporation, which was a third party licensing entity jointly owned by Sojitz Corporation and several other companies. The lawsuit notes that ADV had purchased anime licenses from ARM after May 2006, and in January 2008 ARM "declared ADV to be in default of the parties' agreements." ADV lost the rights to more than 30 anime properties, and in July 2008, Funimation and ARM announced that they had reached a distribution agreement for those properties.
In the lawsuit, Funimation claims that ARM also gave Funimation the right to enforce ARM's agreement with ADV, specifically in regard to the debt that ADV owed ARM — making Funimation a creditor. The suit alleges that ADV never paid this debt, and instead sold its assets for below market price to several companies owned by former ADV executives and shut down.
The suit goes on to claim that ADV's transfer of assets "was made with the intent to defer, hinder or defraud the creditors of ADV," including Funimation, and that the new companies "succeeded ADV's contractual liability" in regard to the outstanding debt.
Funimation is also requesting that the court declare ADV's transfer of assets "as null, voided and without effect," restoring those assets to the parent company. Funimation is also requesting a jury trial.
On December 23, Sentai Filmworks, Seraphim Studios, Sentai Holdings, Valkyrie Media Partners, Unio Mysteica Holdings, AEsir Holdings, and Section23 Films filed a counterclaim disputing these charges. The companies claim, among other things, that they do not have a contract with Funimation and are not liable to the company. They claim that the companies did not exist when Funimation acquired the rights from ARM to enforce ADV's contract with ARM. In addition, the companies claim that Funimation's lawsuit was filed after the two-year statute of limitations, and that Funimation was not involved with the original contract and cannot claim any direct damages.
The companies are asking that the court declare that Funimation's contract "is not a valid agreement binding on the Defendants," that the companies owe "no duties or performance of any obligations" to Funimation, and that Funimation pay for the companies' attorney's fees, costs, and expenses.
The first pre-trial meeting is currently scheduled for October 5, 2012.
Section23 Films provided ANN with the following statement:
Funimation's lawsuit is completely without merit or basis and we look forward to proving it when we have our day in court.
When asked to comment, Funimation told ANN that its official statement is addressed in the lawsuit.
Thanks to Mikhail Koulikov for his help in researching this article.
Currently watching Higurashi, it's brilliant and.. confusing.
I recommend Yakitate! Japan to anyone who wants a funny yet great anime. It doesn't seem to get enough attention, yet it's so good.. there are many, many afros. AFROS, PEOPLE~
Ugh, I don't have a very high opinion of Funimation. Have several DVDs from series released around 5 years ago. The cases are very flimsy with the plastic holding the sheet in being almost Reynold's Wrap. The discs are even worse. Not even 2 months of having them and the two sheets of plastic are separating or fragmenting in the middle. I brought this up asking for a replacement and they said they couldn't do anything and it was "normal wear and tear"... After 2 months, when the only things I played them on were sliding tray devices, not the kind with the piston in the middle? Bullshit. Asked again and got, more or less, "take better care of your stuff." Which is also bullshit considering I always keep unused discs in their boxes and the damage was from the damn cases. Since then I've started keeping the discs in side the little booklets and refuse to buy anything from Funimation.
As for Gunslinger Girl. If you want something like Sucker Punch there's plenty of series out there with cute asskicking girls, but Gunslinger Girl is more along the lines of innocent little girls with guns.
Your best bet for a Sucker-Punch series would actually be the series in my icon. Mezzo DSA aka Mezzo TV is a sequel to Mezzo Forte. Both are worth watching but Forte has hentai scenes. You can get it in a director's cut with the hentai scenes trimmed out though. Mezzo isn't on Netflix, unfortunately.
Genres: horror, mystery, psychological Themes: death, school Number of episodes: 12 Vintage: 2012-01-09
Plot Summary: 26 years ago, in a third-year classroom of a middle school, there was a student named Misaki. As an
honors student who was also good at sports, the charming girl was popular with her classmates. When
she suddenly died, her classmates decided to carry on as if she was still alive until graduation. Then,
in the spring of 1998, a boy named Koichi Sakakibara transfers to that classroom, and he grows
suspicious of the fearful atmosphere in that classroom. In particular, there is a beautiful, aloof girl named
Misaki Mei who wears an eyepatch and is always alone drawing pictures.
This was the main one I wanted to watch this season, though since Sentai licensed it, I decided to wait for it to pop up on TAN online before I start watching it.
However, you can watch it on CrunchyRoll now since they're simulcasting it.