VOD Fridays – FUNimation Channel (3/5)
By: FUNimation Channel
Tags: black blood brothers, Black Cat, buso renkin, case closed, Case Closed movie 4, Case Closed movie 5, Gundam Seed Destiny, hunter x hunter, negima, Shuffle, slayers revolution, solty rei, Soul Eater, strike witches, toei, Tsubasa Chronicle, Uniqlo
March was supposed to come in like a lion and then go out like a lamb. At least that’s what the calendar told me.
I ran in the Tokyo Marathon last week and it was a good experience. Thanks for your comments last week. Sadly, I didn’t make it to the finish line since I wasn’t able to cross the 15k within its time limit (the marathon has time limits every 5k). I slowed down too much and I thought I could eek my way at the turn but no I screwed up. Worst part, having a Japanese TV crew with their camera in your face asking how it felt to be cut off from finishing the race. They brought a whole new level to agony of defeat. 😕 And it was broadcast live throughout the country. I will have to say, it was quite a different challenge. Unlike running marathons here in the States, there its really about racing against the clock. Very interesting. I did notice a few runners cosplaying as Chopper from “One Piece” and of course a few folks cosplaying as Krilin from “Dragon Ball Z”. I wonder how far they went?
I did visit the UNIQLO store in Harajuku and they are now selling those Toei t-shirts that they mentioned a couple months back. The shirts they have are from the following: Dragon Ball, Devilman, One Piece, Dr. Slump, Galaxy Express 999 and Saint Seiya. Oddly, no Sailor Moon or Pretty Cure or Marmalade Boy or Air Gear. Hopefully, if this first run with the Toei line becomes successful we can eventually see more down the road. I luv the capsules!
Ok! Back to VOD reality. We have a whole bunch of updates today on Comcast VOD. Here’s what’s up:
The Cutting Edge —> FUNimation Anime —> FUNimation Platinum
- Case Closed movie 4 Capture in Her Eyes (also found under Movies —> By Genre —> Anime)
- Case Closed movie 5 Countdown to Heaven (also found under Movies —> By Genre —> Anime)
- Slayers Revolution eps 1 – 5 BRAND SPANKIN’ NEW!
- Soul Eater S1 Pt. 2 eps 14 – 18 BRAND SPANKIN’ NEW!
- Strike Witches eps 1 – 5 BRAND SPANKIN’ NEW!
- Hunter X Hunter eps 23 – 25
The Cutting Edge —> FUNimation Anime —> FUNimation Free
- Case Closed eps 64 – 67
- Negima! eps 24 – 26 FINAL WEEKS!
- Shuffle! ep 21, ep 24 FINAL WEEKS!
- Solty Rei eps 22 – 24 FINAL WEEKS!
- Tsubasa Chronicle eps 23 – 26
- Black Cat eps 13 – 16
- Buso Renkin ep 4
- Black Blood Brothers ep 4
- Gundam SEED Destiny eps 39 – 40
And for the latest on what’s airing on linear, go here. The channel is expanding later this year so stay tuned. I’ll also let you guys know if yours truly will be attending upcoming anime conventions.
Continue to ask your digital cable and satellite providers to carry The FUNimation Channel in their programming lineup. Your calls and emails to your customer service rep does indeed make a difference and helps us during our discussions with those cable and satellite providers. The greater the demand, the easier it is for us to make the operators realize the benefit to launching the linear service.
*Programming Disclaimer: Schedules are subject to change at any time and without notice.