FUNimation held a quick Sneak Peek panel that covered not only recent releases such as Cat Planet Cuties, Season 3 (and the upcoming Season 4) of Hetalia Axis Powers and even Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos but also some new upcoming titles and a few that come straight from their Geneon acquisition. Oh yeah, there was also a big announcement at the end that will definitely make many anime fans happy.
Here is but a taste of what we can come to expect from FUNimation this year. Just keep in mind that more announcements will be made during their official panel tomorrow.
Ergo Proxy, The Complete Series – Straight out of the Geneon vaults, this classic anime series will be released as part of FUNimation’s Anime Classics line. Expect it to be released on August 28, 2012.
Texhnolyze, The Complete Series – Another Geneon title FUNimation will be releasing soon as an Anime Classic and believe me when I say that it is definitely a series you will want to check out for its mature and awesome storytelling. Expect this one in stores and your favorite online retailer on August 28, 2012.
Ai Yori Aoshi, The Complete Series – Yet another Geneon classic that is straight up, old-school harem anime fun. Expect this one to be released on July 24 of this year.
FUNimation will be brining us Season One and Season Two of Shakugan no Shana as well as the Movie in a DVD + Blu-ray Combo Pack. Although no trailer or preview was shown, those familiar with this series will now be able to see it with an English dub cast that includes Brina Palencia, Greg Ayres, Patrick Seitz and Brittney Karbowski just to name some of the talents involved with this project. Shakaugan no Shana has a release date of August 21, 2012.
If this is but a small taste of what we can come to expect from FUNimation during Anime Expo 2012 then anime fans are in for a great year and some amazing titles that will surely make our money disappear yet still keep us smiling. Expect more surprises tomorrow.
- Felicia Day