Funimation to Release Cowboy Bebop the Movie in North American Theaters

Funimation Films has announced that they will be releasing Cowboy Bebop the Movie in North American theaters. For those who are unaware, Cowboy Bebop the Movie was originally released in Japanese theaters under the name, Cowboy Bebop: Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door on September 1, 2001. Whereas, it was originally released in North American theaters on August 11, 2002. The film was later released on home video in Japan on February 7, 2002, and in North America on June 28, 2011.   Funimation Films will re-release the film in theaters as a two night event starting on August 15 with the original…

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New York Comic Con to Host Cowboy Bebop Writer & Designers

Yesterday, Funimation Entertainment announced that it will be bringing screenwriter Keiko Nobumoto, character designer Toshihiro Kawamoto, and mechanical designer Kimitoshi Yamane to New York Comic Con. They will be attending as guests to appear at the Cowboy Bebop 20th Anniversary retrospective panel. In addition, Funimation is hosting a contest to win a dinner with all three staff members. Entries are open to New York Comic Con attendees who have purchased Funimation’s Cowboy Bebop 20th Anniversary Collector’s Edition. Funimation will select three random winners from all of the entries submitted before…

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Sony Pictures Television Networks Acquires Funimation

So this is surprising, to say the least. I’ll just quote the press release on this on my fellow anime fans. Founder Gen Fukunaga started Funimation with a vision and a mission to make anime as accessible as possible to fans across the world. In the 23 years since we began, we have been committed to creating anime experiences fans love: from bringing Dragon Ball to the U.S., to bringing the best anime to home video and theaters, to SimulDubs that bring episodes in English to fans within two weeks…

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Live-Action Cowboy Bebop Series Currently in Development

Variety has recently reported that a live-action TV series adaptation of the Cowboy Bebop anime is currently in development.  The series will be produced by Tomorrow Studios, a joint team consisted of ITV Studios and Marty Adelstein.  Sunrise will be working as the executive production team for the project.  The series will also be produced by Midnight Radio (Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, Jeff Pikner, Scott Rosenberg) , Marty Adelstein, Beck Clements, and Matthew Weinberg.  The main writer for the series will be Chris Yost.    Variety provided a synopsis for the original series. “Cowboy Bebop,” which takes place in 2071…

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Crunchyroll & Funimation Announce Partnership

Coming at you with some news, Crunchyroll and Funimation have announced a partnership. Something I honestly wasn’t expecting at all. Heck, I don’t think anyone could have called this one.  Anyway,  I’ll quote the press release so you know what this partnership means for you. Starting today, Crunchyroll viewers will have access to subtitled versions of Funimation’s summer simulcast titles, including D.Gray-man HALLOW, FIRST LOVE MONSTER and Puzzle & Dragons X. And in the weeks to come, FunimationNow viewers will be able to watch Broadcast Dubs of Crunchyroll’s summer titles,…

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