Funimation Licenses Rebuild

Discussion of the new series of Evangelion movies ( "Evangelion Shin Gekijōban", meaning "Evangelion: New Theatrical Edition").
The third installment debuted in Japan on November 17, 2012.

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Postby V » Wed Dec 24, 2008 5:53 pm

the link is not working for me now;

given that AnimeNewsNetwork publicly posted it, and it was apparently supposed to be private but someone stumbled on it, the FUNimation people may have taken it down
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Postby The Goose » Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:31 pm

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-12-31/funimation-picks-up-evangelion-1.0-anime-film-remake

Well, its truly official.

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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:42 pm

Best news I've heard all we. The release date on the Funimation site is for 11/10/2009, but it'll be worth the wait if we get decent subs and (maybe?) a brightness fix. http://www.funimation.com/video/?page=video&v=977 (I'll at least keep my fingers crossed. :sweatdrop: )

Oh, and according to the article update, Funimation has the rights to the ENHANCED version that was released! (Yes, the 1.01 version! ^_^ )

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Postby V » Wed Dec 31, 2008 10:02 pm

I speak for fans everywhere, I think, when I say:


THIS IS WHERE WE SHOULD HAVE BEEN A YEAR AGO

this film came out OVER 15 MONTHS AGO

Do you have any idea how much something gets downloaded if its popular and you let it sit for that long?

Well, I hope they get the English dub cast back. Even if you didn't like the originals....it would be good to have continuity.
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Postby Ornette » Wed Dec 31, 2008 10:17 pm

If I recall correctly, according to one of the higher-ups in ADV, in an interview, said it sometimes takes 6 months to a year to negotiate a license. This was an interview about fansubs that I posted in the OT section.

I'm sure a lot of the R1 licensors weren't just sitting around doing nothing about this.

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Postby Master Raven » Wed Dec 31, 2008 11:53 pm

I'm looking very forward to the FUNimation dub.

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Postby Reichu » Wed Dec 31, 2008 11:54 pm

V wrote:THIS IS WHERE WE SHOULD HAVE BEEN A YEAR AGO

this film came out OVER 15 MONTHS AGO

So STOP SHOUTING and GET INVOLVED in the bloody industry or something.
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Postby drinian » Thu Jan 01, 2009 12:55 am

Yeah, unfortunately a lot of the hold-up seems to be on the .jp side. Gonzo has been one of the most aggressive studios when it comes to simultaneous licensing (Strike Witches, most notably), and it's become clear recently that they're pretty hard up for money. My guess is that they did it out of desperation.

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Postby NAveryW » Thu Jan 01, 2009 1:48 am

Sailor Star Dust wrote:but it'll be worth the wait if we get decent subs and (maybe?) a brightness fix.
I already proved the brightness level was not the DVD's problem; it was the same in theaters. The only brighter versions are in the music videos and art books. No brightness enhancement. I guarantee it.
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Postby Vegeta 20XX » Thu Jan 01, 2009 4:13 am

Master Raven wrote:I'm looking very forward to the FUNimation dub.


Webuild's impending butchery at the hands of Chris Sabat is close at hand...
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Postby Count A'ight » Thu Jan 01, 2009 5:28 am

I'm hoping that this time around, we'll get a decent dub cast... one in which the characters actually have normal human voices, rather than the cartoonish ones from the ADV dub.

We might also get Commentaries of Non-Evil, which would be awesome.
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Postby Gendo'sPapa » Thu Jan 01, 2009 5:47 am

November huh.....

Well it's nice to hear its licensed but that's so far away this announcement is kind've anticlimatic. I mean that'll be around the time we can hopefully catch a camrip of Eva 2.0.....hopefully.

Here's a question though- I figure this announcement means Funimation has the license to all four Rebuild of Evangelion films right?
Which also makes me wonder- how is MANGA doing? Could they possibly secure distribution rights to End of Evangelion? I mean I have a torrented version of EOE I watch instead of my Manga DVD because the torrented image quality is better.

Waiting for November? Well, if they pull a Blu-Ray only release like they did with the Gunbuster movies I should have a player by then.

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Postby Vegeta 20XX » Thu Jan 01, 2009 6:17 am

Count A'ight wrote:rather than the cartoonish ones from the ADV dub.


How are the voices in the ADV dub "cartoonish"? I'd say that most (if not all) of the characters were done rather well in the ADV dub. I'm damned sure that Funimation will make people beg ADV and MANGA to dub Rebuild (unless Chris Sabat's been fired, which I doubt).
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Postby master_lloyd » Thu Jan 01, 2009 6:46 am

Please no dub vs. sub debate. PLEASE!
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Postby V » Thu Jan 01, 2009 1:12 pm

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Count A'ight wrote:rather than the cartoonish ones from the ADV dub.


How are the voices in the ADV dub "cartoonish"? I'd say that most (if not all) of the characters were done rather well in the ADV dub. I'm damned sure that Funimation will make people beg ADV and MANGA to dub Rebuild (unless Chris Sabat's been fired, which I doubt).



As a dub, the English dub is FAIRLY good; the problem is its being held up to a higher standard, than say Pokemon or something.

Given that there IS an English dub of some kind....look you can "prefer" the Japanese dub, but given that there is an English dub of some form or another, they should really re-use the previous English voice cast.

Or would you rather run the risk of them picking someone new who doesn't get it at all? The horrors of "Black Hyuga" multiplied tenfold?
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Postby Joseph the PRPD » Thu Jan 01, 2009 1:21 pm

V wrote:They should really re-use the previous English voice cast.

Or would you rather run the risk of them picking someone new who doesn't get it at all? The horrors of "Black Hyuga" multiplied tenfold?


I agree that the old cast or at least some of the main ones or at least a similar voice should be on the cast but the guy who played Hyuga in EoE did a good job.
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Postby Action_Bastard » Thu Jan 01, 2009 3:10 pm

I like Funimation, they've never really let me down. I am interested to see how they do on this.
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Postby MatrixRefugee » Thu Jan 01, 2009 3:11 pm

Joseph the PRPD wrote:
V wrote:They should really re-use the previous English voice cast.

Or would you rather run the risk of them picking someone new who doesn't get it at all? The horrors of "Black Hyuga" multiplied tenfold?


I agree that the old cast or at least some of the main ones or at least a similar voice should be on the cast but the guy who played Hyuga in EoE did a good job.


Ditto! Same goes for the guy who voiced Fuyutsuki in EoE; could be a first impression thing (since I subjected myself to EoE before I watched the series) but he carried the Vice-Commander's understated dignity better than the guy who voiced him the series.
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Postby Ornette » Thu Jan 01, 2009 3:14 pm

NAveryW wrote:I already proved the brightness level was not the DVD's problem; it was the same in theaters. The only brighter versions are in the music videos and art books. No brightness enhancement. I guarantee it.

And I keep saying that I don't remember having any problems seeing detail when I watched it in the theatre.

Gendo's Papa wrote:I figure this announcement means Funimation has the license to all four Rebuild of Evangelion films right?

It only said the first film.

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Postby Hazukari » Thu Jan 01, 2009 6:24 pm

Wow looks like 2009 is going to be a pretty great year already!
THank you soo much funi!

also on a curious note, do you think theyll use the orginal dub cast (i just pray they get Tristan Mcavery to do Gendo's voice again)


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