Edit: BTW @classyspartan you should probably remove Food Wars as it seems all but confirmed to be only 1 cour. Not only have we not gotten new OP/ED artists but Animax is doing a Food Wars marathon and they're ending off on Jan 13 with episode 12 of S3 which would be kind of weird to just end halfway through S3. You can read more here.
no need to be so picky about classyspartan's posts.
I'm watching through the shows I DVRed.
This may have been the most idiotic episode of Naruto that I've ever seen. Just sending masked people to attack Naruto when simply telling him he needs to be quarantined would have sufficed. Of course anyone would fight back if they are attacked by masked attackers.
Ging Freecs is a pure asshole. Reminds me of a list I want to start keeping. Characters in anime that are supposed to be cool badasses but in reality are just jerks.
I do agree with you but only on shows I've really taken a liking to for their characters. This season (along with MMO Junkie) it'll be Animegataris, Girls' Last Tour, Konohana Kitan, Land of the Lustrous, and Love Live Sunshine (although I play the game so maybe not as much).
Sometimes I'll read the source when I'm done (if I'm not already) or try and find SFW doujins although with some series (K-On) even if they're SFW there's still a lot of shipping so not always the best option...
I hadn't even thought about either of those titles being licensed by CR since the partnership began. I read the manga for Strike the Blood, but haven't made it as far as the anime yet. Because I avoided subs for so long, they're kind of confusing while learning the language because of inconsistencies in translation (and difficult to avoid reading), I have a HUGE backlog of shows to catch up on.
I honestly never paid much attention to which shows CR licensed other than to think "Crap, there's another that won't be getting dubbed." The more this thread continues, the more obvious it becomes that there may actually be an advantage to dub fans from the CR Funimation deal.
Some of the earlier comments, do have me wondering who is actually deciding which shows are going to receive dubs for home release though. It sounds as if CR already had made plans to begin dubbing through outside studios before the Funimation deal. It seems that Funimation may have been an afterthought which allowed for both studio and distribution routes. Because of this, and the CR label on home releases, whether Funimation is licensing the home video release, or is simply contracted by CR to do the home video distribution. Most of the CR titles which have come about so far, aside from broadcast dubs, (meaning older titles from CR library) have been dubbed by outside studios and home distribution by Funimation.
Just some random thoughts, but I have to be curious about the nature of the agreement when so much does point to this partnership looking like a "Contract Funimation to do all of CR home releases and broadcast dub episodes (for future release)." Again, I know the conspiracy theories are running rampant in this post, but these points do make me question the basis of the agreement.
Either way, I still agree with everyone in wanting to see Strike the Blood and Arpeggio of Blue Steel dubbed, regardless of the mechanics which make it happen.
Evidently Will is risking his own life to draw out the enemy that has infiltrated the Marley Empire.
Eren regenerates his missing leg; as he does so, he tells Falco that the letters he asked him to send out from the encampment were meant for his friends and comrades.
He then mentions that, having infiltrated the Marley Empire and essentially doing the same things Reiner did inside the Walls, he can understand Reiner's point of view now. Reiner falls to his knees and begs Eren to kill him then and there.
As Will reaches the end of his big speech, Eren rises from his seat and tells Reiner to stand. As they shake hands, Eren says he will continue moving forward until the enemy is destroyed. A flash of light then appears.
Will finishes his speech by officially declaring war on the inhabitants of the Walls. Just then, something bursts through the building from right above the stage.
Eren has shifted. He splits the stage in two with his fist and tears Will in half in the process.
Man, they really concluded this milestone chapter with a bang.
In the Macross side of things, I have seen OG Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Macross: Do You Remember Love?, Macross II: Lovers Again, Macross Plus, Macross Frontier, and Macross Frontier: The Wings Of Goodbye l.
@SpacemanHardy How long will NISA have the license to the original series for? Funimation can't buy the license from them?
NISA doesn't seem to be actively licensing anymore anime, so why keep the license?
To add on to what @gohan6425 said, most dealings as far as Licenses goes is done through the Production Committee that owns the property in Japan. Distributors can't just sell or trade their licenses at the drop of a hat.
When it comes to licenses changing hands, it's actually pretty rare since most times the Production Committee will let the original distributor renew their license. You get cases like One Piece where 4Kids let their license lapse because they didn't find the series profitable, or stuff like all the Aniplex titles now getting moved in house to Aniplex of America.
But just out right changing hands just because is pretty rare.