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Posted 3/26/16 , edited 3/26/16
It seems Crunchyroll have announced Joker Game and Kagewani Season 2 at Sakura Con.

Confirmation: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2016-03-26/crunchyroll-to-stream-joker-game-kagewani-ii-anime/.100302
Very surprised about Joker Game, seems like something Funimation would get.
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I'm going to update this thread tomorrow for the availability series.

Pretty sure CR will also get Kuromukuro.
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I personally hope they get Endride and Big Order.
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Haven't read up much about Ace Attorney. Will it follow the plot of the games exactly or will it be its own story? Either way, I can't wait.
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It looks like Funimation haven't made any simulcast announcements at their Anime Boston and Sakura Con panels.
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Posted 3/26/16

MrJoMiMo92 wrote:

It seems Crunchyroll have announced Joker Game and Kagewani Season 2 at Sakura Con.

Confirmation: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2016-03-26/crunchyroll-to-stream-joker-game-kagewani-ii-anime/.100302
Very surprised about Joker Game, seems like something Funimation would get.


This makes 3 sequels left for Crunchyroll to announce. Although Rin-ne Season 2 doesn't start until April 9 so they still have quite a lot of time compared to the other 2 which are going to start on April 4, Kaito Joker Season 3 and Sailor Moon Crystal Season 3.



MrJoMiMo92 wrote:
It looks like Funimation haven't made any simulcast announcements at their Anime Boston and Sakura Con panels.

I wonder when Funimation is going to announce more of their titles.
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It's kinda weird that Funimation stall hasn't announced anything besides MHA, considering they had the full slate out before Crunchyroll even started their announcements the last few seasons. Maybe they have their hands full with the UK launch that was supposed to be in February but still hasn't happened?

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Is-9 wrote:

It's kinda weird that Funimation stall hasn't announced anything besides MHA, considering they had the full slate out before Crunchyroll even started their announcements the last few seasons.

Relevant link:
https://twitter.com/FUNimation/status/713966966285926400

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Is-9 wrote:

It's kinda weird that Funimation stall hasn't announced anything besides MHA, considering they had the full slate out before Crunchyroll even started their announcements the last few seasons. Maybe they have their hands full with the UK launch that was supposed to be in February but still hasn't happened?



Funimation have a team focussed on the UK launch so that shouldn't have any significant impact on their licensing. I wonder if My Hero Academia took a huge chunk from their budget. On Twitter they said there are more announcements coming but before that, they said MHA was gonna be their only simulcast which is strange.

https://twitter.com/FUNimation/status/713966852448378880
https://twitter.com/FUNimation/status/713966966285926400
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MrJoMiMo92 wrote:

Funimation have a team focussed on the UK launch so that shouldn't have any significant impact on their licensing. I wonder if My Hero Academia took a huge chunk from their budget. On Twitter they said there are more announcements coming but before that, they said MHA was gonna be their only simulcast which is strange.

https://twitter.com/FUNimation/status/713966852448378880
https://twitter.com/FUNimation/status/713966966285926400


Oh, I never doubted that they have more simulcasts, it's just weird that they're so relatively late in announcing them.
That IS a really oddly phrased tweet though.

Wouldn't the UK launch influence the licensing process, though? Since now they have to make sure they get the rights to four territories instead of two (probably more, behind the scenes, if they plan on expanding further down the line)? The conventional wisdom seems to be that arguing territories is what keeps CR negotiations so last minute, so if Funimation is now doing that too (instead of just wanting NA), that could explain why they're late.

And speaking of the UK, I'm a bit worried about the continued delays. If they don't launch this week, that would mean that not only missing their own deadline twice (first it was February, then March) but also launching after the Spring shows have already begun and potential users have started watching them on pirate sites. It would be pretty embarrassing, and since I do want Funimation UK to be a succes (for entirely selfish reasons - if they make it in the UK they might FINALLY launch here as well), that would be pretty bad.
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Posted 3/27/16

Is-9 wrote:


MrJoMiMo92 wrote:

Funimation have a team focussed on the UK launch so that shouldn't have any significant impact on their licensing. I wonder if My Hero Academia took a huge chunk from their budget. On Twitter they said there are more announcements coming but before that, they said MHA was gonna be their only simulcast which is strange.

https://twitter.com/FUNimation/status/713966852448378880
https://twitter.com/FUNimation/status/713966966285926400


Oh, I never doubted that they have more simulcasts, it's just weird that they're so relatively late in announcing them.
That IS a really oddly phrased tweet though.

Wouldn't the UK launch influence the licensing process, though? Since now they have to make sure they get the rights to four territories instead of two (probably more, behind the scenes, if they plan on expanding further down the line)? The conventional wisdom seems to be that arguing territories is what keeps CR negotiations so last minute, so if Funimation is now doing that too (instead of just wanting NA), that could explain why they're late.

And speaking of the UK, I'm a bit worried about the continued delays. If they don't launch this week, that would mean that not only missing their own deadline twice (first it was February, then March) but also launching after the Spring shows have already begun and potential users have started watching them on pirate sites. It would be pretty embarrassing, and since I do want Funimation UK to be a succes (for entirely selfish reasons - if they make it in the UK they might FINALLY launch here as well), that would be pretty bad.


I don't think Funimation launching in the UK will have much of an effect. Nowadays more anime licensors are offering English speaking territories to North American companies. Here's a recent ANN article which explains it better. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/answerman/2016-03-18/.99932

Yeah, the current vague status of the UK launch is annoying me and I see people are getting impatient. Surely there will be something in the coming week?
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Posted 3/27/16

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Oh, I never doubted that they have more simulcasts, it's just weird that they're so relatively late in announcing them.
That IS a really oddly phrased tweet though.

Given the time stamp on both are the same (12:52 AM - 27 Mar 2016), possibly one is a "pulling your leg" reply, while the other is, "No, here's the truth". If the staffer making the post had also been at the con all day, one also should factor in that they might be a bit punch drunk by that time.



Wouldn't the UK launch influence the licensing process, though? Since now they have to make sure they get the rights to four territories instead of two (probably more, behind the scenes, if they plan on expanding further down the line)? The conventional wisdom seems to be that arguing territories is what keeps CR negotiations so last minute, so if Funimation is now doing that too (instead of just wanting NA), that could explain why they're late.

And speaking of the UK, I'm a bit worried about the continued delays. If they don't launch this week, that would mean that not only missing their own deadline twice (first it was February, then March) but also launching after the Spring shows have already begun and potential users have started watching them on pirate sites. It would be pretty embarrassing, and since I do want Funimation UK to be a succes (for entirely selfish reasons - if they make it in the UK they might FINALLY launch here as well), that would be pretty bad.

I get the impression from reading in the forums at Funimation that they can't rule out the UK launch going as late as May, although no doubt they are striving for a much earlier target. Certainly launching while the simulcast season is still fresh would be ideal. If the launch were delayed until May (or even late April), the result would be just as you've stated.

How much Funimation has to take UK licensing into account depends on the licensor in Japan. For many, the "English speaking countries" are licensed in one chunk. For these, Funimation would get the rights for the UK whether they intended to use them or not (which has been a problem for other services like CR in the past). Others include the US and Canada in an "all of the Americas" block. For these, Funimation would indeed need to go to extra work for UK licenses for those series.

There are also those that carve up licenses blocks differently, such as the way Toei has Europe (including the UK) as a separate block. (I wouldn't advise anyone in the UK get their hopes up that Funimation will bring them One Piece as a simulcast). Again, these would require additional work on Funimation's part.
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I cant wait

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Daisuki got Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn RE:0096 .
https://twitter.com/daisuki_net/status/714648298175406081

Edit: From Gundam Global Portal Facebook:

Hi, I am really happy to tell you that MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM UNICORN RE:0096 will be available all over the world via below platforms from April 3rd, 7:30am JST.

Gundam info (Asia), Daisuki.net, Crunchyroll, Aniplus (Korea) and My cartoon (Taiwan).
Please visit their official website for more information.

Looks like Crunchyroll will also streaming it.
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Will probably be something like with iron blooded orphans and Crunchyroll will be streaming it the week after the episode is released.
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