Re: FUNimation licenses Vandread Integral and Turbulence
Uh, well, as a huge Vandread fan, I think this is interesting news, but it's also extremely bizarre that these would get picked up now. I'd imagine they would never have been picked up at all if it weren't for the progressively-gattai
FUNimation-Gonzo existence. That's what partnerships will get you: marginally-profitable licenses for cheap. Good for increasing market share, or at least shelf presence, I guess.
I don't know if the additional footage is worth it for most folks, but at least they're not just straight compilations of existing material (with some interesting editing decisions made when cutting things down). Taidouhen adds an introductory scene on the female pirates' asteroid base. Gekitouhen adds a hot spring scene on the Nirvana.
asa --> S^2 --> Hayate
Moderator: R1, R2J, GA, RC, BD, ET
Avatar: Nanako Kuroi, my soul mate, from "Lucky Star"
My "You can do it, Sentai!" licensing list: Ookamikakushi, Umi Monogatari