VOD Fridays – FUNimation Channel (3/5)

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!
UNIQLO capsule t-shirts
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

The Cutting Edge —> FUNimation Anime —> FUNimation Free

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.

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5 comments on “VOD Fridays – FUNimation Channel (3/5)”

  1. Too bad you got cut out of the race. At least it sounds like you had an good or at least intersting experience with it. Perhaps you’ll have better luck next time. 😉

  2. Well, maybe next time you’ll complete the marathon, their’s always next time!

  3. can someone post the link to those shirts if its on the internet please?

  4. No Fist Of The North Star shirts = Not cool! 😡

    Just my quick thoughts on that.

  5. I can only hope 2010 will see Funimation Channel on Cablevision. Hey forget ABC if they are going to be jerks. Who needs them?


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