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Encyclopedia > FUNimation
FUNimation Entertainment
FUNimation logo
Type A wholly owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation
Founded Early 1990s
Location Fort Worth
Key people Gen Fukunaga
Daniel Cocanougher
Industry Entertainment Industry
Products anime and other entertainment properties
Website http://www.funimation.com

FUNimation Entertainment (previously known as FUNimation Productions) is an American company formed by Gen Fukunaga in the early 1990s to produce, merchandise and distribute anime and other entertainment properties in the United States and international markets. It is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation (NASDAQ: NAVR). FUNimation is headquartered in North Richland Hills, Texas, near Fort Worth, occupying one and a half floors of a four story office building. Image File history File links Funimation-logo. ... See also 1990s, the band Seinfeld was a pop cultural phenomenon during the 90s and became one of the most popular TV programs ever. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Cowtown Location Location in the state of Texas Coordinates , Government Counties Tarrant County Denton County Mayor Michael J. Moncrief Geographical characteristics Area     City 298. ... Gen Fukunaga is the founder and president of FUNimation, a company that distributes anime in the United States and Canada. ... // A scene from Cowboy Bebop (1998) Anime ), which is short for the English word animation, in the western world most popularly refers (but not limited) to the medium of animation originating in Japan, with distinctive character and background aesthetics that visually set it apart from other forms of animation (e. ... This page as shown in the AOL 9. ... Gen Fukunaga is the founder and president of FUNimation, a company that distributes anime in the United States and Canada. ... See also 1990s, the band Seinfeld was a pop cultural phenomenon during the 90s and became one of the most popular TV programs ever. ... // A scene from Cowboy Bebop (1998) Anime ), which is short for the English word animation, in the western world most popularly refers (but not limited) to the medium of animation originating in Japan, with distinctive character and background aesthetics that visually set it apart from other forms of animation (e. ... NASDAQ (originally an acronym for National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations ) is a U.S. electronic stock exchange. ... North Richland Hills is a city located in Tarrant County, Texas. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Cowtown Location Location in the state of Texas Coordinates , Government Counties Tarrant County Denton County Mayor Michael J. Moncrief Geographical characteristics Area     City 298. ...


FUNimation's first blockbuster property

FUNimation rose to prominence by acquiring the rights to the popular anime title Dragon Ball (licensed early-mid 1990's), Dragon Ball Z (licensed in the early-mid 1990s) and Dragonball GT (licensed between 2003-2004). By 1998, they were able to get widespread television exposure via Cartoon Network and the Dragon Ball phenomenon quickly grew in the United States as it had elsewhere. (Two previous attempts by FUNimation to release Dragon Ball to network television had previously been cancelled, before the series and the company found success on Cartoon Network.) Dragon Ball is the first part of the anime adaptation of the Dragon Ball manga written by Akira Toriyama and published in Japan in the Weekly Shonen Jump manga anthology comic. ... Dragon Ball Z is the long-running sequel to the anime Dragon Ball. ... Super Android 17 saga is the third saga of Dragonball GT, taking place after the Baby Saga and also the shortest arc of the series (in fact its the shortest of all the DB universe, even the Garlic Junior Saga is longer then this). ... Cartoon Network is a cable television network created by Turner Broadcasting which primarily shows animated programming. ... Dragon Ball tankōbon volume 1 (Japanese version). ...


Other properties licensed by FUNimation

FUNimation is a full service brand management company. Other properties include:

*Geneon has the rights to the other Tenchi Muyo! properties and the second Lupin III TV series (FUNimation only has the rights to the Lupin movies).
**FUNimation only has the rights to the Yu Yu Hakusho TV series. Baki the Grappler (グラップラー刃牙) is a 24 episode anime that aired in Japan between January 8, 2001 and June 25, 2001. ... BECK (ベック) is a manga, which was later made into an anime under the name BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad. ... Blue Gender is a 26-episode anime created by Ryousuke Takahashi (of Armored Trooper Votoms and Gasaraki fame) broadcast in Japan from 1999-2000. ... Black Cat (ブラックキャット) is a manga series by Kentaro Yabuki which was serialized in Shonen Jump Magazine. ... Burst Angel is an anime series produced by GONZO animation studio. ... Case Closed, also known as Detective Conan ) in Japan and in non-English speaking countries, is a detective manga and anime series by Gosho Aoyama which has been published in Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine since 1994. ... Desert Punk ) is an anime set in a post-apocalyptic world. ... Fruits Basket (フルーツバスケット) is a shōjo manga series created by Natsuki Takaya (pseudonym, real name unknown) serialized in the bi-weekly Japanese Hana to Yume (Flowers and Dreams) magazine, which is published by Hakusensha. ... Fullmetal Alchemist ), commonly abbreviated FMA or Hagaren by fans, is a manga series created by Hiromu Arakawa and serialized in Monthly Shonen Gangan. ... The Galaxy Railways is a 26 episode sci-fi anime series set in the far reaches of space. ... Gunslinger Girl ) is an ongoing manga by Yu Aida that was also adapted as a 13-episode anime television series, produced from 2003 to 2004 by Madhouse Production. ... Haré+Guu (ジャングルはいつもハレのちグゥ Janguru wa Itsumo Hare nochi GÅ«) is a Japanese anime, based on an original manga which ran in Monthly Shonen Gangan. ... Kiddy Grade ) is a science fiction, 24-episode anime series produced in 2002 and created by gímik and Gonzo Digimation and directed by Keiji Gotoh. ... Kodocha: Sanas Stage, known in Japan as Kodomo no Omocha (こどものおもちゃ), is a manga written and drawn by Miho Obana, helped periodically by her sister, Kaori Obana. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Negima: Magister Negi Magi ) is a manga and anime series by Ken Akamatsu, known for his best selling title, Love Hina, which contains a large amount of Fan service/ecchi scenes. ... Kimi ga Nozomu Eien (君が望む永遠, The Eternity You Desire and Rumbling Hearts in English, la Eternidad que Deseas in Spanish, Léternel que vous voulez in French, abbreviated as Kimibou or Kiminozo in Japan, KGNE by fansubbers) is a renai game released in 2001 for the PC by âge. ... Sakura Wars, also known as Sakura Taisen, is a popular series of video game and animation products created by Sega. ... Samurai 7 is an anime series based on Akira Kurosawas classic 1954 movie entitled Seven Samurai. ... Slayers ) is a series of comedic sword and sorcery anime and manga that began as light novels written by Hajime Kanzaka. ... Central Park Media is a distributor of East Asian cinema, television, and comics. ... Slayers ) is a series of comedic sword and sorcery anime and manga that began as light novels written by Hajime Kanzaka. ... Central Park Media is a distributor of East Asian cinema, television, and comics. ... Slayers ) is a series of comedic sword and sorcery anime and manga that began as light novels written by Hajime Kanzaka. ... Central Park Media is a distributor of East Asian cinema, television, and comics. ... Solty Rei ) is a Japanese Anime series by GONZO and AIC combining attributes of drama and sci-fi, about the inhabitants of a city where an Aurora prevents aerial travel. ... Speed Grapher is a 2005 anime series, created by GONZO Digimation. ... Spider Riders is a series of science fiction novels published by Newmarket Press which are authored by Tedd Anasti, Patsy Cameron-Anasti, Stephen D. Sullivan (book 2). ... Tenchi Muyo! GXP is an anime spinoff of Tenchi Muyo!. Tenchi Muyo! GXP, released in Japan in 2001, goes back to the original Tenchi Muyo! OVA timeline. ... The Tenchi Muyo OVA series also known as Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-ohki is a 20 episode anime series that was first released in Japan in 1992 based off the manga. ... Trinity Blood (トリニティ・ブラッド) is a series of Japanese novels written by Yoshida Sunao, which were originally published in The Sneaker; a periodical that features Japanese fiction. ... Tsubasa Chronicle (ツバサ・クロニクル), is a Japanese anime TV series adapted from Tsubasa-RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE-, a manga series by CLAMP; 3 seasons are planned. ... Hazuki from Tsukuyomi-Moon Phase Tsukuyomi - Moon Phase (月詠 -MOON PHASE-) is a manga by Keitarō Arima and a 25 episode anime series which aired on TV in Japan from September 2004 through March 2005 on the TV Tokyo and TV Osaka networks. ... YuYu Hakusho logo (English manga) YuYu Hakusho (幽★遊★白書 YūYū Hakusho, literally The Playful Ghost White Paper, meaning Ghost Files/Poltergeist Report) is a manga and anime series by Yoshihiro Togashi. ... Geneon, formerly known as Pioneer Entertainment (or Pioneer LDC) and also a former subsidiary of Pioneer Corporation, is a home entertainment production and distribution company. ...


Properties distributed by FUNimation

FUNimation provides distribution services for several prduction companies, including 4Kids Entertainment and Moonscoop. The following list may not be comprehensive. 4Kids Entertainment (NYSE: KDE) is an American company specializing in the acquisition, production and licensing of childrens entertainment around the world. ... The MoonScoop Group is a French company that creates and publishes cartoons. ...


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FUNimation Entertainment (previously known as FUNimation Productions) is an American entertainment company formed by Gen Fukunaga in the early 1990s to produce, merchandise and distribute anime and other entertainment properties in the United States and international markets.
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