Strike Witches Licensed in US

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    Comment by VZ
    01:23 11/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm SO buying this just to say FUCK OFF to all the anti moe moral alarmists out there and support more loli anime in the U.S.

    Now if only Moetan and Saint October to get an R1 release.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:36 11/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    1) License a niche show only likely to be popular in the US amongst small groups of hardcore otaku.
    2) When execs start sniffing around, blame piracy and torrents for poor sales.
    3) Rinse and repeat.

    I gotta admit, it's a flawless business model.

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    Comment by Aeromax
    00:48 11/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I, for one, want to have them all dubbed as speaking in their native languages. Sure, I might have to get eight friends who speak said languages, and learn a couple myself, but it would be so fucking worth it.

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    Comment by Muzaffar
    01:55 11/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well there goes my chances of downloading this anime.

    Comment by Ichigo69
    19:50 11/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nah, there are still plenty of places to get it ^__^ Just look around in the right spots.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:55 11/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Everyone keeps saying it will be censored, I highly doubt that. Plenty of anime released in America has featured underage characters in a fanservice anime, some of which are shown nude.

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    Comment by Artefact

    This was officially recommended by the Japanese culture ministry - the DVDs even have a sticker on them saying so. I expect they can always claim artistic merit...

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    Comment by VZ
    11:12 11/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    True. I just bought Indian Summer and that had quite a bit of nude lolis going around.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:44 11/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why not Kodomo no Jikan?

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    Comment by VZ
    11:22 11/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Frankly, I'd like Moetan and Saint October to be released here.

    Comment by Ichigo69
    19:24 11/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah... Good luck w/ that...


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    Comment by metatron
    21:02 10/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "What is not clear is how the company will approach marketing an anime whose primary appeal consists of the suspiciously pantsu-resembling trousers of its rather young cast, and which in DVD format tastefully lavishes attention on the breasts of twelve-year-old girls."

    I sense UNICEF and conservatives going after them in a heart beat XDDD

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    Comment by Castronaut
    20:21 10/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I will buy Funimation's release of Strike Witches only if they dub the characters with corresponding accents. There's really no reason for them not to.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:10 10/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by akuma2002
    18:19 10/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't think they'll censore the dvd edition. An age notigication will surely be applied, anyway.

    Good thing it's licensed :)

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    Comment by MaidNiac
    23:31 10/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh cool, English Dub..

    Prepare for Perrine overusing the word "mademoiselle", Erica & Trude sound like Hitler giving his speech, Minna addressing Mio as "Zakamoto", Shirley with a New York accent, Lucchini talking like Santina Marella, Mio and Yoshika.... sound normal, and watching Eila-x-Sanya scenes feels like watching an Anastasia chronology movie..

    I'm still confused with Lynette's real nationality (British or Canadian?) so i'm not sure if she's going to talk like Hermione or not..

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:44 10/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If Funimation censors Strike Witches in ANY way, i won't even think about picking the dvds up.Considering most folks that would be interested in buying A SUB/DUB SW dvd run from Funimation would be American fans of the Japanese original, any censoring done by Finu will only have a negative effect on them, especially when all they have to do is rate the disc MA.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:47 10/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If Funimation censors Strike Witches in ANY way, i won't even think about picking the dvds up.Considering most folks that would be interested in buying A SUB/DUB SW dvd run from Funimation would be American fans of the Japanese original, any censoring done by Finu will only have a negative effect on them, especially when all they have to do is rate the disc MA.

    Kids shouldn't be sold MA rated discs to begin with, so releasing a censored version will likely only have a negative effect on any and all sales.Most folks can dload or watch the uncensored subs online anyway, including kids that want to see the material bad enough.

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    Comment by Hudson
    23:13 10/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is a sad sad sad day for anime fans everywhere. Yet another good anime will be RUINED by the horrible Shitty dubbing that Funimation does. I hate to see this happen.... Why can't Funimation just die already? Their Parent Company Navarre is about to go under anyways.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:39 11/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's a DVD, it's dual audio, why are some of you so worked up over a dub you don't have to hear?

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    Comment by Artefact

    They do still have to pay for it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:42 11/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Be fucking glad that they (GONZO/Kadokawa) are throwing bones to you Americans!

    Actually... it is GONZO and Kadokawa who should should be fucking glad that they get a chance to export their shit to North America so they can get more sales potential.

    Comment by loli=pedo
    23:01 10/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "self respecting Strike Witches fan" I lol'd

    Comment by loliconNo.2398350
    13:08 12/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    At least it's a step in the right direction. Maybe, just maybe, one day Kodomo no Jikan will make it to these shores in one piece.


    Comment by Anonymous
    03:29 14/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    a few notes:

    1. Funimation has yet to see the uncut materials. i've pointed them in the direction of Sankaku Complex to check out relevant screen caps.

    2. They are aware of the current murkiness in regards to the legal status of drawn loli in the US, and specifically aware of the Virginia vs. Whorley case.

    3. They will be recieving both the TV and DVD versions of the materials, in part because they may still run strike witches on linear/on-demand/online streaming platforms, just like they did with Witchblade.

    4. When it comes to the domestic DVD release, after assessing the uncut DVD version, they will either release that version or the TV version to DVD - they will not mix and match.

    5. Funimation doesn't have to sell many copies of the series as it was apparently a very inexpensive license.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:26 14/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    all of the censorship brouhaha aside, I am wondering what the situation is with Chuck Yeager...he's still alive, and i am almost positive that he holds all relevant trademarks and copyrights on his image and likeness...think he's getting royalties from this?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:56 28/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I predict this DVD will be B& in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
    I don't care though, because the US Supreme Court says loli is OK. USA! USA! USA!

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:21 28/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    wow just so much hate not like care anyways i will buy the dvd's though the mail in 2010 when they do come out. Let's face it anime is not what it used to be and most people that I talk to see it as an passing fad In the states. It had it's chance but failed and all is left is a view companies to anime and that's about it. It MIGHT cause a stir on the FAUK NEWS channel but that wouldn't be surprising if it did. I can't think of any anime that has caused any controversy in the past 10 years for that matter but oh well.

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    Comment by unicogirl
    03:49 21/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Out of a lot of the comments, I felt "MARl0" made the most sense. The rest of you are pitiful and just plain dumb, especially when it comes to DVD released anime.

    Funimation is an odd choice for SW, I would have expected ADV to nab this if they still licensed anime. It is perfect for them.

    I for one am glad it is being domesticated, and would be interested in hearing who will be casted. And I would hope that the VAs fake accent some of the characters. This greatly depends on the who is being casted, and which funi team is doing the dubbing.

    Though I doubt it will happen, I would like to hear Sandy Fox or Carrie Savage take lead role. I don't know if Sandy likes these types of anime though, she's listed "uncredited" in Rumble Roses as Aigle/Great Khan. for some reason... >_>

    Funi did end up distributing many of the Anime that ADV and Geneon had dumped (due to financial trouble). So Elfen Lied is under Funi's name now, and it even aired on their AnimeNetwork. So as you can see they have no issue with censoring. And why the issue with Funi censoring, when it was Japan networks that did the censoring with SW?

    Hell even Magical Lyrical Nanoha is here. And Funi thus far - has dubbed and released the Negima!? OVAs.

    I don't get anime fans these days, acting too damn spoiled these days. /RANT

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:25 26/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    LOL. At NYAF 2009 (New York Anime Fest), they said that SW is already in production and that yes Strike Witches wil be UNCUT. So i hope nobody bitches now!

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:38 05/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Did they give a concrete release date?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:18 10/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not yet. Only that it's in early 2010. They have the tv version up on their site, But in the Download-to-Own section they are uncensored. I bought the first 6 already, I still plan on getting it on dvd though.

    ep 7 & 8 should be out soon XD

    Comment by Vetus
    10:42 11/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kodomo no Jikan manga was banned on USA, so I won't be surprised if it will happen the same with Strike Witches which has lots of uncensored nude loli scenes.

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    Comment by VZ
    11:17 11/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    No it wasn't banned. Zac (aka Answerman) suggest that releasing the manga was bad move for the manga industry. Seven Seas pulled it out themselves.

    Comment by Ichigo69
    19:29 11/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Fuck the 'answerman'. He very seldom knows wtf he's talking about. Jason (7S pres) wanted to release it, but some people started stirring up shit, which caused local distributors (read bookstores) to cancel their orders for the series. It also didn't help that the Jap licensor made them call the damned thing 'Nymphette' which evidently doesn't have a bad connotation in Japan as it does in Amerikka. They were pretty much forced to shelve it b/c they were gonna lose shitloads of money off of it.

    Meh, This is why I buy shit straight from Japan...

    Comment by Hangmen
    10:37 11/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Check out the ANN forums for this news. There's so much drama and srs bsns it's lulzgoldmine.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:31 11/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    11:48 11/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sankaku hate Lmao.

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    Comment by Artefact

    Sad people. Seems they have nothing better to write about, not surprising really. Or perhaps he just needed to brag about meeting Funimation? Nobody cares.

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    Comment by b0122
    21:40 11/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    the author desperately needs friends to pay attention to him. i mean look at the number of comments... but if it wasn't sancon he wouldn't even had those attentions. in a way everyone here are joining hands helping this poor kid.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:39 10/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh, boy.

    This is why marketers need to ignore fanbases who do not contribute money to their business.

    Shit's gonna flop, bad. We who watch this sort of thing do not pay for it.

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    Comment by Artefact
    12:42 10/04/2009 # ! Impenetrable

    Rubbish. This is a best-selling DVD in Japan, if it were marketed correctly to overseas fans it would stand a chance.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:47 10/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Otaku actually buy DVDs. What's more, they pay the extravagent amount of yen for two-episode DVDs.

    Most hardcore weeaboos can't even bother to pay 40 bucks for a box set.

    100% of people who enjoyed Strike Bitches are hardcore weeaboos.

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    Comment by DHYohko
    00:45 11/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ahem, i'm not....i enjoy this series and have spent large sums of collectables.....more recently my 1/4 haruhi and tsuruya bunny figures....

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    Comment by Freykling
    03:07 11/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Same here...

    I've got at least 4k Euro worth of box-sets and figures, prolly more than that.

    And if this comes out uncensored and with possible goodies, I'll definately buy it o/

    Also... my 1/4 Kokonoe Rin should come soon :3

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:17 11/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Believe it or not, the frequent assertions on 4chan to the contrary notwithstanding, LOTS of us actually buy shit. I have virtually no income, and yet still manage to spend hundreds of dollars a year on anime and associated merch.

    The is absolutely a market for SW on DVD in the U.S., as long as it's uncensored. We're they to censor it, I can see it turning into a disaster for them (I can still remember the debacle caused for ADV when the Girls Bravo S1 DVDs turned out to be the censored TV version), but otherwise it should sell quite nicely.

    Of course, they will know that too, and wouldn't have licensed it if they thought they would have to censor it.

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    Comment by MidnightTide
    12:46 10/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    that is the entire point, no way they can market this correctly in north america (parents would scream their heads off - THINK OF THE

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:46 10/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Speak for yourself. This is one of those shows that is easily worth my money.

    Comment by MARl0
    12:56 10/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Same here. I'll preorder the DVDs as soon as I'm able to. Can't wait, I've been wanting to see this show for ages.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:40 11/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    >waiting to see this show for ages....

    LOLGTFO you goddamned hypocrite. You've fucking downloaded all the episodes and watched them and don't lie and say you haven't. Matter of fact you've probably got Strike Subs' episode seven w/ the extra de-censoring.

    I'm not sure what exactly you're trying to prove, but you're coming across as either a really big moralfag or somebody who works for funi.

    In b4 some "I take the internet waaaay too seriously and I'm really a good person and let me try to prove it to the internet" excuse.

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    Comment by MidnightTide
    12:45 10/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sounds like a crapload of fail to me. People watched this show for the panty clad loli - which Crapmation will censor (and no kidding, 12 yr old breasts arn't going to make it at all)

    and Linebarrels was garbage....

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