Author: Gabriel Persechino-Forest Published: January 18th, 2019
Recently, some changes have occurred when it comes to how Funimation releases content on home video. Certain series, such as Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Movie Trilogy, Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody and Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory were announced for release with only a limited edition available and no regular edition. While it is possible that regular editions will later be released, there has been no confirmation that they will or what format they would take if they do (Regular release at a later time? Classics? Essentials?…). I have contacted Funimation but they have not given any details concerning this issue.
The case of Code Geass also see the popular movie trilogy, which retells the original story in a different way, released as subtitled-only with no dub available. There is no word as to whether or not this series will ever see a dubbed release (Or a regular, non-collector’s edition at all) or how this will affect the eventual release of the 4th movie: Lelouch of the Resurrection.
As of right now, it’s anyone’s guess what is happening with Funimation and their new release model and it is also equally puzzling to figure out which series are going to have a BD-only or combo releases, which will get a regular edition release and which will be limited edition-only and even, which series will get dubbed if they did not receive a simuldub.