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http://www.gamestar.de/news/pc/rolle...e_origins.html

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Dragon Age Origins is getting an anime. The studio responsible is the japanese firm FUNimation. Work has begun since may of this year, according to a press release. The film will be released in 2010 directly to blu-ray and dvd.

Mark Darrah, executing Producer at Bioware: "Anime is a great medium for us to expand the dragon age story" As with the filming of Mass Effect, Bioware keeps a large say in the matters of the material, and doesn't simply randomly hand out a license. However, Darrah is confident in the ability of the studio.
Translated from german (which I can keep doing from this site if there are other news-worthy stuff!)

I figured this went in the "video game news" section :X

My only comment on this.. i thought Funimation was an american company?
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Originally Posted by Tchernobyl View Post
http://www.gamestar.de/news/pc/rolle...e_origins.html



Translated from german (which I can keep doing from this site if there are other news-worthy stuff!)

I figured this went in the "video game news" section :X

My only comment on this.. i thought Funimation was an american company?
FUNimation is an American company that buys the licenses for the big hitters in Japan, and some of the minor ones as well. However, for their own ventures..they, well....suck. The voice actors they have a terribad.
    
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My only comment on this.. i thought Funimation was an american company?
They are. But they do have a staff of Vocal Artists, and animation staff for changes and touch ups.
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They are. But they do have a staff of Vocal Artists, and animation staff for changes and touch ups.
also known as "censorship", eh?

Regardless, considering the choice of studio... not putting much hope in this actually being any good
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Yeah my hope is zilch.

I'll probably see about watching it at my local shop and see if it's worth picking up.

With any luck, Bioware does the writing, hires the VA's, & leads this project... we can all dream....
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Why FUNimation? They're basically an American anime ripoff company. I dislike dubbed anime, but I've still seen a few anime films that were good dubbed. FUNimation only knows how to ruin a perfectly good anime with their voice acting.
    
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We can hope that the characters in the anime are already-known characters from the game, which would (hopefully) require the known VAs, which are awesome.

Hopefully!

...the world needs more Sten. and Shale.
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Why the hate with Funimation?
Atleast they dub things, im not a fan of reading while watching a show sorry.

But for Dragon Age on anime? Hmm not sure how that would work.
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Why the hate with Funimation?
Atleast they dub things, im not a fan of reading while watching a show sorry.

But for Dragon Age on anime? Hmm not sure how that would work.
Better studios exist that do a better job.
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