Funimation, I Don’t Hate You.

October 31, 2008

Shikabane Hime: Aka got licensed last week. And we already have at least two groups who have shown up to replace Lunar.  But what gets me. Funimation didn’t just license the show and go, “Screw you fans, you can watch it on DVD in a year.” Funimation is actually hosting the show on SEVERAL websites, some using a decently high res version for streaming. AND BEST OF ALL, they are releasing the episodes only a week and half after the air date free of charge. And all I’ve seen as far as them labeling it is their name on the lower right, which while i kinda wish it was a little smaller font and on the top right, I’m ok with it. I mean it’s not much more than what most TV stations do.

It’s kinda crazy that there have been two groups that decided this week and half is too much of a wait and that they would say screw you Funi we’re going to sub the show. There are plenty of other shows out there that haven’t been getting subs. Why couldn’t these new groups do something a bit more productive than making the community look like we don’t care when a US distro actually does something cool for us fans?

Anyways, Funi, you rock.

Fansubbers that pick up a licensed show and sub it just to spite them, you guys suck.


Shikabane Hime: Aka License of Doom

October 22, 2008

I got worried back when they announced they’d be hosting a stream for the first ep, never a good sign. And wouldn’t you know it actually happened. Source, I know, old news. But I need something to hook onto and this was something I felt like talking about. I mean, I’m not entirely sure what to do. I know Lunar won’t continue subbing it, they’ve always been a group to stop when the show gets licensed.

And while there is no doubt they’ll be releasing the first ep subbed for free. There hasn’t yet been news on the rest of the show from what I’ve been able to find. I would hope that they’ll continue from there and release more episodes, but that does not seem likely.

This was one of the shows that I was getting excited about and to see it already in questionable territory is almost dissapointing.  I don’t really want Anon to take over, I’m sure some random group with less morals and even worse subbing skills will but I won’t watch their crap.  I guess time will tell, but it’s still dissapointing to get into a series and then have it ripped away like this.