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Posted by RaShayRitto on September 21, 2013 @ 10:08:27 PM in Conventions


AG, in conjunction with The Shay and Wilson Show, will be providing real-time coverage of AWA 2013! Here's a rundown of what to look forward to
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Posted by Todoroki on August 16, 2013 @ 11:51:10 PM in News Articles



The Pocket Monsters: The Origin television anime will premiere in Japan on October 2 at 7:00 p.m. The anime was announced at the "Pokémon Game Show" event held at the Tokyo Big Site event center on Saturday.

Images from a promotional video shown at the event reveal that the anime will feature the player and rival characters from Nintendo's original Pokémon Red and Pokémon Green (released as Pokémon Blue in North America) video games. The original games' and television series' first gym leader Takeshi (known as Brock in English) will also appear in the upcoming anime. The Pokémon Hitokage (Charmander), Ishitsubute (Geodude), and Kamex (Blastoise) are featured in the promotional video.

The separate Pocket Monsters XY television anime series will premiere in Japan on October 17 as a tie-in with the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y games. Pre-orders for Pokémon X and Pokémon Y opened in Japan on August 10, and the games will ship for the Nintendo 3Ds worldwide on October 12.

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Posted by Daenerys on May 24, 2010 @ 04:20:27 PM in News Articles
The North American anime distributor Section23 Films has announced on Friday that it is releasing the sola, Shigofumi, and Tytania anime series in DVD collections on August 3, August 17, and August 24, respectively. All three anime were licensed through Sentai Filmworks. The sola and Shigofumi anime series will ship in complete collecitons, while Tytania's August DVD release is the first 325-minute collection for the series.

Section23 is also releasing the Princess Resurrection Complete Collection on August 3 and the second collection for La Corda D'Oro on August 10. Princess Resurrection was formerly released by ADV Films.
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Posted by Daenerys on May 24, 2010 @ 03:28:52 PM in Conventions
Anime Expo has announced that it will host Tokyo expatriate blogger and Mirai Fusion founder Danny Choo at the July 1-4 convention in Los Angeles.

Choo is best known for cosplaying in Tokyo as an Imperial Stormtrooper from the Star Wars films. In March, Choo revealed that he had set up the anime production studio Mirai Fusion. Later that month, Choo revealed the title of the anime that Mirai Fusion has been planning: Chinka (鎮火 or literally, "put out a fire"). The anime takes place in a mountain town plagued by the legendary arsonist Akaneko. A girl named Chinka with the superhuman ability to smell out fires appears and assists the local fire brigade to find the true identity of Akaneko.
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Posted by Daenerys on May 24, 2010 @ 12:37:21 PM in Anime / Manga
Model and actress Yu Yamada (Akihabara @ DEEP, Paradise Kiss) will star in a live-action television adaptation of the autobiographical essay Kono Yo de Ichiban Daiji na "Kane" no Hanashi by Mainichi Kaasan creator Rieko Saibara. The Gakeppuchi no Erii ~ Kono Yo de Ichiban Daiji na "Kane" no Hanashi television series, which will premiere this July, will be the first such work in which Yamada is starring. Muga Tsukaji (Shibatora), Kōtarō Koizumi, Yoji Tanaka (Summer Wars), Ren Osugi (Uzumaki), Takanori Jinnai (Detective Conan), and Eri Watanabe (Twilight of the Cockroaches) will also appear in the television series.
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Posted by Daenerys on May 23, 2010 @ 06:17:00 AM in Anime / Manga
Detroit Metal City manga creator Kiminori Wakasugi and Namakemono ga Miteta manga creator Takashi Murakami will be the next guests at the live drawing event hosted by Kaasan - Mom's Life creator Rieko Saibara on Sunday. The next "Saibara Rieko no Jinsei Garyoku Taiketsu" ("Rieko Saibara's Drawing Showdown") will be streamed live on Ustream and on Nico Nico Douga at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday Japan Time (5:30 a.m. Sunday EDT).
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Posted by Daenerys on May 16, 2010 @ 08:31:55 PM in Conventions



FanimeCon 2010 has announced that rock band FLOW will attend the convention as a guest of honor. They will perform a concert on May 28 and participate in a Q&A panel and autograph session.

FLOW has provided theme songs for anime series such as "Naruto," "Code Geass," and "Eureka Seven."

FanimeCon 2010 is being held at the San Jose Convention Center on May 28-31, 2010. Other guests of honor include LM.C and Halko Momoi.
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Posted by Daenerys on May 16, 2010 @ 08:26:56 PM in Anime / Manga



The Anime Network video-on-demand service has posted a list of episodes that it began streaming during the week of May 10 on its website, including a new series, Neo Angelique Abyss:
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Posted by Daenerys on May 16, 2010 @ 01:50:58 AM in News Articles



Manga creator Masayuki Ishikawa is collaborating with Utsunomiya-based craft brewery Preston Ale to produce a limited run of Moyashimon Ale. Each of the 1,000 gift-box sets comes with three Moyashimon (Moyasimon) Ale bottles, one pale Preston Ale bottle, one brown Preston Ale bottle, two original Moyashimon beer glasses, and four Moyashimon coasters. (800 sets will be available online in Japan starting on May 21, and 200 more will only be available in two retail stores starting on June 4.)
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Posted by Daenerys on May 15, 2010 @ 10:12:08 PM in Conventions



Anime Expo has announced that the female idol group AKB48 will be performing at the July 1-4 convention in Los Angeles. Producer and songwriter Yasushi Akimoto founded AKB48 in 2005 as an idol group permanently stationed in Tokyo's Akihabara otaku shopping district. AKB48 will perform a concert at the Nokia Theater on July 1. The members will also hold attendee panels, meet-and-greet sessions, and autograph sessions during the convention.
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Posted by Daenerys on May 15, 2010 @ 10:01:51 PM in Conventions
FanimeCon has announced that it will host the J-Rock band FLOW at the May 28-31 convention in San Jose, California. FLOW has performed theme songs for Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Code Geass, Eureka Seven, Persona -trinity soul-, and Heroman. The band will be performing on Friday, May 28, as part of the FanimeCon's 2010 MusicFest.

FanimeCon will also host Rune Soldier Louie illustrator Mamoru Yokota, Gainax studio co-founder and executive director Hiroyuki Yamaga, voice actress and singer Halko Momoi (Ai Yori Aoshi's Chika Minazuki, My Bride is a Mermaid's San Seto, Tales of the Abyss' Anise Tatlin), the J-rock band LM.C, and game creators Daisuke Ishiwatari and Toshimichi Mori.
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Posted by Daenerys on May 15, 2010 @ 12:34:23 AM in Conventions



FanimeCon has announced that it will host Rune Soldier Louie illustrator Mamoru Yokota at the May 28-31 convention in San Jose, California.

Yokota provided the illustrations for the Rune Soldier Louie light novels, and then later provided the character designs for the anime adaptation. Yokota also worked as a producer for both the Air movie and Toei Animation's Kanon television series, and also worked as an animation director for the Death Note television series.
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Posted by Daenerys on May 15, 2010 @ 12:28:07 AM in Conventions



Anime Expo has announced that it will host Japanese singer-songwriter MELL at the July 1-4 event in Los Angeles. The singer's voice can be heard on the soundtracks of such anime series as Black Lagoon, Hayate the Combat Butler, Rideback, Shakugan no Shana, and Sky Girls. She also wrote the lyrics for many of the theme songs she sang.
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Posted by Daenerys on May 15, 2010 @ 12:26:52 AM in Anime / Manga
The June issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Newtype magazine is revealing on Monday that the Gainax anime studio's new work is titled Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt. Hiroyuki Imaishi (Gurren Lagann, Dead Leaves) is directing the project with assistant director Masahiko Otsuka (FLCL, Gurren Lagann, Pom Poko.) As revealed at the Gurren Lagann Parallel Works 2 event on Tuesday, Atsushi Nishigori (Gurren Lagann) is the main character designer of the new anime, and another Gurren Lagann veteran, Yoh Yoshinari, is drawing the concept art. Designer Shigeto Koyama (Eureka Seven, Gunbuster 2, Gurren Lagann) is acting as a "coordinator."

The story centers around a teen-celebrity-like blond-haired girl named Panty and a black-haired Goth Loli girl named Stocking. The two are angels sent from the heavens to battle the "Ghosts" on Earth.
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Posted by Daenerys on May 15, 2010 @ 12:24:48 AM in Industry News
On Monday, the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) posted the policies that the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) uses for searching "documents, personal papers, and electronic information" on laptops and other personal effects. BCCLA obtained the documents through an official Access to Information request that it filed on October 21, 2009.
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Posted by Daenerys on April 26, 2010 @ 07:18:21 AM in Anime / Manga
The recently opened Evangelion themed Lawson store has been shut after mere days thanks to a vast horde of otaku pilgruns overwhelming the store.

The event was supposed to last a month but was cancelled after mere days, a victim of its own popularity.

Insufficient parking, excessive noise, too many visitors and the likelihood of even more visitors come Golden Week were given as reasons for the cancellation, with Lawson particularly concerned at the disruption to local residents caused by the huge influx of otaku pilgrims. Lawson is too polite to mention it, but there is some suspicion visitors were behaving in an inconsiderate fashion.

Lawson probably have themselves to blame for this – their theming was rather good, and the store they chose for the event turned out to be a tiny rural store in the middle of nowhere and barely accessible – hardly the appropriate venue a promotion involving a huge franchise like Evangelion.

There is no word from Lawson as to whether they will restart the event later under better conditions – the level of interest rather suggests a permanent store could be maintained.

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Posted by Daenerys on April 26, 2010 @ 07:08:36 AM in Anime / Manga
The TV Tokyo broadcasting station has confirmed on Thursday that the Pokémon - Diamond and Pearl television anime series will end this fall, but preparations are being made for a new series to take its place. TV Tokyo plans to reveal more information about those preparations in future announcements. The Pokémon - Diamond and Pearl television series has been running on TV Tokyo since September of 2006.

The Nintendo game company has already revealed that it will ship a new series of Pokémon: Black and Pokémon: White games for the Nintendo DS consoles in Japan this fall.

The first Pokémon (Pocket Monsters) television anime series ran in Japan from 1997 to 2002, and it premiered in America in 1998. Cartoon Network's Boomerang spinoff television channel for "cartoon classics" began airing the first Pokémon series this month. The Pokemon Advance (Pocket Monsters: Advanced Generation) television sequel ran in Japan from 2002 to 2006, and it premiered in America in 2003. Pokémon - Diamond and Pearl premiered in America in 2007.
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Posted by Daenerys on April 26, 2010 @ 07:04:29 AM in Conventions
FanimeCon has announced that it will host Gainax studio co-founder and executive director Hiroyuki Yamaga at the May 28-31 convention in San Jose, California. Yamaga has visited the convention every year since 1997. He wrote and directed Gainax's first feature film, The Wings of Honneamise (Royal Space Force), and has since been involved in almost every Gainax anime since then, including Gunbuster, Neon Genesis Evangelion, and Mahoromatic - Automatic Maiden. He also wrote the Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket video anime series for Sunrise. He recently co-developed the Gurren Lagann anime franchise and produced the Shikabane Hime: Aka television series.

FanimeCon will also host voice actress and singer Halko Momoi (Ai Yori Aoshi's Chika Minazuki, My Bride is a Mermaid's San Seto, Tales of the Abyss' Anise Tatlin), the J-rock band LM.C, and game creators Daisuke Ishiwatari and Toshimichi Mori.

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Posted by Daenerys on April 26, 2010 @ 06:59:16 AM in Anime / Manga


Remember Nene Anegasaki, the girl from inside the video game Love Plus who was once married to a real man named Sal9000? Well, apparently, some other dude decided to have a birthday party for her yesterday (according to the game, her birthday is 4/20). Here you see her smiling happily in front of her birthday cake and some cough drops.
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Posted by KuroKoneko Kamen on April 21, 2010 @ 07:20:18 PM in Press Releases



Just released anime-style, Young Adult, fantasy novel featuring manga-style illustrations now available!

Bitch Heiress X Samurai Butler is the story of a Tokyo heiress named Kusanagi Kimamura whose greedy relatives and even the yakuza are after her life on a daily basis. Due to this threat her Grandfather hires her a Samurai Butler bodyguard. Ranmaru is a stoic man with a dark past and Kusanagi is a high school girl with a fiery temper. Sparks fly when these two conflicting personalities meet. Will opposites attract? Or will Kusanagi give a slap to Ranmaru’s face first?

Journey to Japan to find out and encounter magical beings such a yokai, Japanese demons, which in the novel Bitch Heiress X Samurai Butler live side by side with humans. For fans of anime or manga inside jokes abound as characters sweat-drop, and face-fault. Enjoy fast-paced duels between ancient yokai, samurai warriors while steamy romantic moments between the heiress and her butler will make the reader blush. An assortment of compelling characters accompany Ranmaru and Kusanagi on their mission to stop Kusanagi’s prophecies of death. Among them is Kusanagi’s best friend, a bubbly, yokai cat girl named Katsume; Shinichi – a boy inventor,
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Posted by Daenerys on April 20, 2010 @ 12:14:43 AM in News Articles
Do fictional characters have human rights? Feminists working with the Japanese government apparently think so.

From a series of documents published on the Japanese cabinet’s Gender Equality Bureau, who may already be familiar:

"Media depictions of sexual violence against women constitute a violation of the human rights of women, and are a major obstacle to the creation of a gender-equal society."

"Where violent or sexual media depictions of women are concerned, we must promote public understanding of this as a “human rights violation,” and ensure media are subjected to voluntary restraints."

"Voluntary censorship of media depictions of sexual violence should be promoted, and laws including censorship of virtual sexual violence against women in DVDs, video and PC games should be considered.
Rarely has the concept of “human rights” been abused so egregiously as by the latest wave of feminist inspired moral panic over two dimensional media."

In fact even the most cursory consideration reveals censorship according to “virtual human rights” could easily threaten a complete elimination of freedom of expression – if fictional women and children have human rights, by extension even men may have them too, meaning any story dealing with nonconsensual violence against men (practically all fiction of any interest) involves massive human rights violations.

Indeed, any criticism of the brave defenders of the rights of non-existent people might as well be condemned as promoting human rights violations.

The fundamental irony of using the rubric of “human rights” to rob people of one of their most fundamental rights seems lost on the advocates of this new wave of moral hysteria – hardly surprising considering it appears they have simply decided to parrot a serious sounding UN buzzword in the hopes of giving their extremist writings an air of legal credibility, with no appreciation of the ridiculousness of what they are saying.

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Posted by Daenerys on April 19, 2010 @ 11:54:12 PM in Anime / Manga



A wraparound jacket band has announced that a television anime adaptation of Chūgaku Akamatsu's Aria the Scarlet Ammo (Hidan no Aria) school detective action light novel series has been green-lit. Media Factory has been publishing the light novel volumes with illustrations by Kobuichi since 2008, and the sixth volume is shipping this month. Koyoka Yoshino has been drawing a manga adaptation in Media Factory's Monthly Comic Alive magazine since last year.

The story takes place in Tokyo Butei High School, a special school where armed detectives — "Butei" — are trained to use weapons. Kinji Tōyama is a second-year-student who has a special ability, but he keeps it a secret to maintain an ordinary, peaceful life. However, when he gets caught in a bombing on the way to school, he encounters H. Aria Kanzaki, the most powerful S-Rank Butei student in Assault Studies.

source: animenewsnetwork
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Posted by Daenerys on April 12, 2010 @ 11:33:16 AM in Video Games



The reaction:

Looks like a freeware game.

Could easily be a PS2 or even PS game.

The PS3 just can’t do this kind of sophisticated lighting!

Totally looks like a cheap doujin game.

PSP is it? Ah, Wii, right? It’s for… the Xbox 360?

Looks worth 800 points, no more.

Something like this is fine. It’s just a character game after all.

I thought it was for the PSP!
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Posted by Daenerys on April 10, 2010 @ 11:00:16 AM in Anime / Manga
Bandai Entertainment has announced on its Twitter feed on Wednesday that it has set a June 2010 release date for the Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: A New Translation movie trilogy. Bandai originally announced its North American license for the films in 2006.

Similar to what the first Mobile Suit Gundam movie trilogy did for the first Gundam television series, the Zeta Gundam movies compile the Zeta Gundam television series with the majority of the original cast reprising their roles. The movies, which creator Yoshiyuki Tomino assembled for Zeta Gundam's 20th anniversary celebration, also feature digital remastering and some additional new footage.
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Posted by Daenerys on April 10, 2010 @ 10:40:22 AM in Video Games



The official Strike Witches shooting game planned for the Xbox 360, Strike Witches – Shirogane no Tsubasa (Silver Wings), has finally been detailed, with plenty of 3D pantsu well in evidence.

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Posted by Daenerys on April 10, 2010 @ 10:23:30 AM in Anime / Manga


The media-distribution website Crunchyroll has announced on Friday that it has acquired The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya anime "for multiple Crunchyroll platforms." Crunchyroll is releasing the first season of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya, and Nyorōn Churuya-san on its subscription-based streaming service, followed by a release on its ad-supported free streaming platform.
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Posted by Daenerys on April 10, 2010 @ 10:18:32 AM in Anime / Manga
The official website of the Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin (Occult Academy) anime series has begun streaming the 100-second Tokyo International Anime Fair (TAF) 2010 promotional video and the first 15-second television commercial on Friday. The horror and school comedy story revolves around mystery and supernatural cases at Occult Academy, a fortress-like academy city. A-1 Pictures and Hiroyuki Kitakubo (Blood: The Last Vampire, Angel Cop, Robot Carnival) co-created Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin as TV Tokyo and Aniplex's third Anime no Chikara project. Tomohiko Ito (Death Note and Majin Tantei Nōgami Neuro assistant director) is directing, and Seishi Minakami (Shigurui: Death Frenzy, Toaru Kagaku no Railgun) is supervising the scripts. The television series will premiere in Japan in July.
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Posted by Daenerys on April 10, 2010 @ 10:05:38 AM in Conventions
Anime Expo has announced that it will host six Japanese DJs at the July 1-4 convention in Los Angeles. Anime Expo will host DJ CHUCKY, M-Project, m1dy, GUHROOVY, NO+CHIN, and DJ Schwarzenegger. These DJs will be performing for Anime Expo's dance events on both Friday and Saturday night. DJ CHUCKY has created music for the game series Beatmania IIDX, and GUHROOVY has been featured in Beatmania Gottamix, Beatmania IIDX, GuitarFreaks, and DrumMania.

The six DJs will join previously announced guests: director Shinichi "Nabeshin" Watanabe (Excel Saga, Puni Puni Poemy, Tenchi Muyo GXP), voice actress Yuu Asakawa (Love Hina, Azumanga Daioh, Bubblegum Crisis 2040), animation director and co-founder of the BONES animation studio Toshihiro Kawamoto (Cowboy Bebop, Wolf's Rain), and J-rock band SOPHIA.
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Posted by Daenerys on April 07, 2010 @ 12:29:12 AM in Anime / Manga
Asobi ni Iku Yo, a light novel that was originally written by Okina Kamino and was serialized in monthly magazine 'Comic Alive!', will be hitting the screens in Japan starting this summer, and we've got some sneak previews of the characters that will be appearing in this love-comedy anime!
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Posted by Daenerys on April 04, 2010 @ 10:19:59 PM in News Articles



Anime convention AnimeNEXT has announced that its musical guest of honor is the all-girl rock band Stereopony. The band has provided theme songs for multiple anime series, including "Bleach" and "Mobile Suit Gundam 00."

This will be the band's first performance at an American anime convention. However, they have played in the United States before: in 2009, they performed at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas.

AnimeNEXT is being held in Somerset, New Jersey, on June 18-20. Their concert will be on June 18, and they also plan to hold a panel and autograph sessions.

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Posted by Daenerys on April 04, 2010 @ 10:12:18 PM in Anime / Manga



The Crunchyroll media-distribution website has announced that it will simulcast the television anime adaptation of Shōtarō Mizuki's Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaō magical fantasy novels starting this Friday, April 2. The simulcast is available to Premium Subscription members in high definition one hour after the first airing in Japan, and for free in standard definition one week later. The Anime Network is also simulcasting the anime.
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Posted by Daenerys on April 04, 2010 @ 10:07:24 PM in News Articles
Summery: Osaka considering the start of prohibiting the sale and distribution of Josei/Boy-love materials to minors, and looking into the true extent of child pornography in anime and manga.

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Posted by OminousCloud on February 19, 2010 @ 01:05:38 AM in Conventions



FanimeCon announced on Sunday, their first musical guests of honor: visual kei band LM.C (Lovely-Mocochang.com). The band will perform at the convention's MusicFest on Sunday, May 30 in the Civic Auditorium. They will also host a Q&A panel and autograph session on Monday, May 31.

FanimeCon 2010 will take place at the San Jose Convention Center on May 28-31, 2010.

LM.C is releasing their third album, "WONDERFUL WONDERHOLIC," on March 3 in Japan, with worldwide release dates scheduled after that. On April 3, they will travel to Moscow to begin their second world tour, which is taking them to nearly a dozen countries in Europe and Asia, before their national tour across Japan in May

Sources: FanimeCon, LM.C official site
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Posted by OminousCloud on February 19, 2010 @ 12:42:57 AM in News Articles



The North American, predominately anime distributor, Media Blasters has confirmed the acquisition of the license to Sayonara, Zetsubou Sensei. The first English subtitled DVD volume will ship on May 25th.

Sayonara, Zetsubou Sensei follows Nozomu Itoshiki, who is depressed. Very depressed. He’s certifiably suicidal, but he’s also the beloved schoolteacher of a class of unique students, each charming in her own way: The stalker. The shut-in. The obsessive-compulsive. The girl who comes to class every day with strange bruises. And Kafuka, the most optimistic girl in the world, who knows that every cloud has a silver lining. For all of them, it’s a special time, when the right teacher can have a lasting positive effect on their lives. But is that teacher Itoshiki, a.k.a. Zetsubou-sensei, who just wants to find the perfect place to die?

The manga by Koji Kumeta is licensed by Del Rey Manga, with volume 6 coming in April of 2010.

Source: Anime News Network, Del Rey Manga
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Posted by OminousCloud on January 17, 2010 @ 06:06:59 PM in Conventions



Australian and New Zealand independent entertainment distributor; Madman Entertainment, has released their attendance calendar for Anime Events in 2010.

Wai-con – Perth. January 23-24
AI-con – Hobart, March 6-7
Supanova Expo - Brisbane April 9-11
Supanova Expo - Melbourne April 16-18
Supanova Expo - Sydney June 18-20
Supanova Expo - Perth June 25-27
AVCON Adelaide - July 24-26
SMASH Sydney - Date TBC
Manifest Melbourne - August 20-22
Gen Con Oz Brisbane – September 23-26
Armageddon Melbourne – Date TBC
iDEF / E-Games Expo Melbourne – Date TBC
Madman National Cosplay Championship Finals – Brisbane Date TBC

Qualifers for the Madman National Cosplay Championship will be held at all Supanova Expos as well as AVCON. In addition to single participants, the contest will also allow teams of two.

Source: Madman Entertainment
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Posted by IceCreamNinja on January 13, 2010 @ 09:32:23 AM in News Articles




No.

No no no no no no NO. A thousand times, no. Get this abomination away from me. Would that I could only somehow pluck this show from the ether like some physical object to be thrown away and summarily forgotten, I would bind it in chains, tie a rock to the chains, throw it in the ocean, and then throw the ocean into outer space. If this show had been around while Dante was still writing his Divine Comedy, he would have had to invent a whole new level of hell just to accommodate the horrifying mind-flaying this show reaps on unsuspecting mortals.

It’s bad, is what I’m saying.
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Posted by IceCreamNinja on January 07, 2010 @ 09:51:49 AM in News Articles



To Aru Kagaku no Railgun is the anime reproduction of a manga based on a light novel of a side story to the plot of another light novel which also was adapted via manga into an anime series of its own a year or so prior to this series’ run. Does that make this then a sequel, a side story, or a stand-alone series? Don’t answer that question, because despite To Aru Kagaku no Railgun’s pedigree, the one thing all this convoluted history doesn’t make it is good.
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Posted by Kaitou Ace on January 06, 2010 @ 11:18:50 AM in News Articles



Bandai has announced that they will be giving a "new birth" to Code Geass in a full anime release. Neither the release date nor the direction of the anime are known as of yet. It may be a FMA-style re-release, or a focus on a specific character, but Bandai tends to be good to their releases, at least most of the time.
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Posted by Kaitou Ace on December 30, 2009 @ 11:29:25 AM in News Articles




A second season of the moe-riffic anime K-On! has been announced after their "Let's Go!" live concert which took place in Yokohama on Wednesday.

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Posted by IceCreamNinja on December 29, 2009 @ 04:14:44 AM in News Articles



Darker than Black: Gemini of the Meteor puts me in a bit of an odd position as a reviewer. The show pulls no punches; immersing the viewer in a magnificently constructed universe that exists with little to no explanation, development or back story offered to make sense of it. The world exists as it does. These are the characters that inhabit it. This is what they can do. Accept it or move on. Such self-confidence in a work is appealing in many ways, and the unexplained questions that arise early in the series and are taken as a matter-of-course for the characters tend to latch on to the viewer and pull them along with the hope that the answers will soon be forthcoming.

Unfortunately, and something that I only found out after six episodes in, was that Darker than Black: Gemini of the Meteor is actually the second season of a previous series that concluded its first season run back in 2007, which therefore meant that some of those interesting questions I had about the show that kept me watching in the hopes of finding an explanation were in fact already dealt with before this season even started.

So…yeaaaaaah.
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Posted by Kaitou Ace on December 24, 2009 @ 12:21:26 AM in News Articles
The trailer for the upcoming "Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya" movie has been released.



The movie, which will clock in at two and a half hours will focus what is probably the fan favorite of the storylines, which at one point was supposed to be shown in the latest season of the anime. Instead of course we got the endless eight, not that I am bitter or anything....
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Posted by OminousCloud on December 17, 2009 @ 06:59:38 AM in Anime / Manga
Monday's 3rd and 4th combined issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump will confirm the production of a fourth Bleach film which will open in the winter of 2010.

Japanese movie distributor; TOHO has also confirmed that a fourth Naruto Shippuden film is scheduled for the summer of 2010.

Sources: Anime News Network, TOHO



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Posted by OminousCloud on December 10, 2009 @ 05:02:37 PM in News Articles


Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine will confirm on Monday the proposed anime adapation of Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata's (previously of Death Note fame) Bakuman manga. The anime has been greenlit for the autumn of 2010 and will be run on the NHK-Educational (NHK-E) channel.

Giving an insight to the behind the scenes production and development of manga, Bakuman follows middle school artist Moritaka Mashiro and aspiring writer Akito Takagi who wish to become mangakas.

Source: Anime News Network
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Posted by Gjallarhorn on November 25, 2009 @ 03:10:44 AM in News Articles
Production IG has announced that the second of the two conclusive films for their highly popular Eden of the East (Higashi no Eden) anime series will be delayed from its premiere date of January 9, 2010 to some time in March 2010.

However, this comes along with news that will excite many fans of the series: both films, the first premiering November 28, 2009, have been extended from 60 minutes each to 82 minutes and 90 minutes, respectively.

Undoubtedly, this will only prove to heighten the expectations held by fans for the films.


Source: Sankaku Complex
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Posted by IceCreamNinja on November 06, 2009 @ 05:46:32 AM in News Articles



What does it mean to be a god? That’s the question Kannagi seems to be posing over the course of its thirteen episode run. Must a god be an all-knowing, all-powerful being; conscious of their role in the world and the nature of their involvement in human affairs? Must a god, in short, be Godly? Or can they be as flawed and as ignorant as the rest of us?
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Posted by OminousCloud on October 23, 2009 @ 12:09:08 AM in News Articles
Meiji University announced on Thursday its proposed aims to build a manga library in 2014. The tentatively titled Tokyo International Manga library will be home to two million items of manga, anime, games and other media. The collection is said to include tie-in books, magazines, doujinshi, manga and anime artwork, cels, game software and consoles, character goods, figures, and more.

The library will be built at the Surugadai campus in the central Tokyo ward of Chiyoda, with the university aiming to have a five-storey complex featuring 8,500 square meters (~2.1 acres) of floor space. The university has yet to decide if it will build an entirely new facility or renovate existing buildings for the project. In addition, the planners are exploring the prospects of including a museum and theater.

The work is in collaboration with the Comic Market dōjinshi convention's preparations committee, Tokyo's Contemporary Manga Library, the Arcade Game Museum Project, the model kit company Kaiyodo, and the Comic1 and Comitia dōjinshi conventions' preparations committees.

Ahead of the larger library, Meiji University will open the Yoshihiro Yonezawa Memorial Library of Manga and Subcultures on October 31. This institution will house the personal collection of over 140,000 items of the late Comic Market founder
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Posted by OminousCloud on October 21, 2009 @ 01:15:57 AM in Anime / Manga


American television channel, Disney XD has listed the premiere of Naruto Shippuden as October 28. The channel will broadcast "Homecoming," "The Akatsuki Makes Its Move," "The Results of Training," and "The Jinchuriki of the Sand" between 8:30 pm and 10:30 pm.

The Shippuden sequel takes place two and a half years after the Naruto series and covers from volume 28 of the manga onwards. In this series Naruto returns to Konoha after intense training and faces the Akatsuki organisation.

Source: Anime News Network
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Posted by OminousCloud on October 19, 2009 @ 05:06:53 AM in News Articles
A group of 14 anime singers have banded together to form the Anison All-Stars, releasing John Lennon's "Imagine" in an effort to fight world hunger. The song, featuring Mami Ayukawa, Yoshifumi Ushima, Minami Kuribayashi, Hiromi Satou, the supergroup JAM Project (Hironobu Kageyama, Masaaki Endou, Hiroshi Kitadani, Masami Okui, Yoshiki Fukuyama), Hiroki Takahashi, Kaori Hikita, Faylan, Yumi Matsuzawa, and Shunji Inoue, was posted on Japanese music download services on Friday, to mark World Food Day.

Each download of the song will donate 100 yen to the World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations organisation which fights world hunger and poverty. With an estimated 1.02 billion people in the world who are undernourished, and 350 million of them children, 100 yen would pay for 3 meals in the WFP's school meals programme.

The song is currently only available for download by Japanese residents.

Source: Anime News Network
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Posted by OminousCloud on October 10, 2009 @ 08:29:47 AM in Anime / Manga



In anticipation of the anime premiere of Hiro Mashima's Fairy Tail manga, TV Tokyo's official Fairy Tail website has posted 88 seconds of special footage. [Click the "movie" link]

Fairy Tail follows the adventures of young sorceress Lucy Heartfilia who longs to join the famed magical guild; Fairy Tail. In her quest she meets Natsu Dragneel a Fairy Tail Guild member in search of the dragon Igneel, who disappeared mysteriously many years before.

The anime will premiere in Japan next Monday, and Crunchyroll will stream each episode for 30 days to its subscribed Anime Members. The following is the main voice cast:

Natsu: Tetsuya Kakihara
Lucy: Aya Hirano
Happy: Rie Kugimiya
Gray: Yuuichi Nakamura
Erza: Sayaka Ohara

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Posted by OminousCloud on October 07, 2009 @ 05:40:38 AM in Conventions
VIZ Media, LLC , and affiliate VIZ Media Europe (VME), will showcase a variety of hot anime properties at the 2009 MIPCOM show in Cannes, France, October 5-9 at the Palais Des Festivals. VIZ Media will be located in Booth A0.12.

MIPCOM is the premiere global content event for co-producing, buying, selling, financing and distributing entertainment content across all platforms. It provides the key decision-makers in the TV, film, digital and audiovisual content, production and distribution industry with the only market conference and networking forum to discover future trends and trade content rights on a global level.

VIZ Media and VIZ Media Europe are key master licensors of Japanese anime and manga content to a fast growing international audience. A diverse selection of exciting animated properties for teens and young adults will be on view, including continuations of BLEACH, BLUE DRAGON, NARUTO: Shippuden, and KILARI, as well as new series such as VAMPIRE KNIGHT and INUYASHA: THE FINAL ACT.

The properties VIZ Media and VIZ Media Europe will be highlighting at MIPCOM include:

A PENGUIN’S TROUBLES: 51+ episodes, 10 minutes each
A gag comedy about the daily life of a penguin named Kinoshita Beckham! Beckham is funny and crude. He attends schools with humans and
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on September 29, 2009 @ 08:28:37 PM in Anime / Manga
FUNimation Entertainment announced today that they have aquired the rights to the first through fourth stages of Initial D and to the 24 episode anime X.



The stages of Initial D will feature a new dub cast and will remain uncut using the original music. FUNimation also announced it will release X's series on DVD in 2010.

Source: FUNimation Entertainment
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on September 28, 2009 @ 07:16:27 PM in Industry News
According to an internal email that was sent on friday, the newly hired SPJA CEO Michael Lattanzio has relayed that all relations related to BAM Marketing were terminated. The termination is immediate due to the SPJA's desire to seek another direction in terms of marketing.

This comes after Anime Expo dealers have expressed their unhappiness with the manner in which the marketing company handled dealer placement in the LA Convention center during Anime Expo. There were also claims of dubious business dealings concerning company head Chase Wang.

A standing confidentiality agreement will prevent related personnel from any further contact with BAM Marketing concerning the SPJA or anything related to Anime Expo. The email reiterates this point by restricting it expressly.
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on September 28, 2009 @ 07:01:32 PM in News Articles
VIZ media announced today that Inuyasha the Final Act is scheduled to steam in the U.S. simultaneous to airing in Japan. The final episodes of the popular anime will be available on VIZ Media's Shonen Sunday website hours after the episodes air in Japan.



The original announcement was made at the New York Anime Festival and brought great delight to the fans that gathered around. The episodes will stream subtitlted on ShonenSunday.com/anime and Hulu.com. A new episode will air every Saturday after that.

Source: VIZ Media.
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Posted by Nighthawk on September 27, 2009 @ 06:04:26 PM in News Articles




Gentosha Comics announced that an anime movie adaption based on Himaruya Hidekaz's manga series Hetalia - Axis Powers is planned for 2010. Further details concerning that announcement will be brought up in Novembers issue of Comic Birz, on September 30.

Hetalia - Axis Powers is a rather cynical satire on historical events including World War I and II. Each of the powers is embodied by a bishounen. The manga itself is very successful, and starting in the beginning of 2009 also an animated series aired in Japan, each volume being 5 minutes in duration.



Source: Anime News Network
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Posted by Vintniv on September 14, 2009 @ 02:14:21 PM in Anime / Manga



In all honesty this one took me some thought in order to criticize. I am not really sure whether it has to do with the fact that I avidly collect images of Fate Stay Night to toy with in graphics among other things, but this anime is rather difficult for me. But with anything, there always has to be some sort of flaw or annoyance that must be brought forth to be judged. So here is the basic story, the main hero is Emiya Shiro, an orphan of a massive fire that occurred in some city. He grows up, and he has these magical powers, and through one way or another, gets himself entangled in a war between heroes. The war basically has 7 magicians summoning up one of 7 servants in order to fight in the war itself. When there is only one left, the pair gets the prize, the Holy Grail. The Holy Grail then grants them whatever wish they want or have. So that’s basically it.

Now, first of all, I want to point out that the use of the term ‘war’ is a bit much in this case.
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Posted by OminousCloud on September 10, 2009 @ 06:51:00 PM in News Articles


FUNimation® Entertainment has confirmed the cast and crew for the 12 episode supernatural anime series "Rin ~ Daughters of Mnemosyne".

Main Cast:
Rin – Colleen Clickenbeard
Mimi - Jamie Marchi
APOS - Todd Haberkorn
Laura - Clarine Harp
Sayara - Monica Rial
Kouki - Robert McCollum

Line Producer/ADR Director: Christopher Bevins

About Rin ~ Daughters of Mnemosyne
Rin Asogi doesn't stand out in a crowd, but that's okay by her. Going unnoticed is an occupational necessity for any private eye, and she's the best in the business. It doesn't matter if she's rescuing lost kitties or infiltrating high-security laboratories, Rin is the dame you want handling your sensitive materials. Sure, she crosses paths with some shady characters in her line of work, but not having to worry about the little things – like bullet holes or brutal beatings – makes the job almost bearable. Life, on the other hand, is a different story. And it won't get any easier with sadistic Apos the immortal sending wave after wave of assassins to claim a much sought after prize – the secret which lurks within the hunted Rin.

FUNimation Entertainment will release the complete series on DVD in early 2010.

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Posted by OminousCloud on September 10, 2009 @ 06:48:08 PM in Anime / Manga



FUNimation® Entertainment has confirmed the cast and crew for the 26 episode anime series "Bamboo Blade".

Main Cast:
Tamaki Kawazoe - Cherami Leigh
Toraji Ishida - Ian Sinclair
Kirino Chiba - Luci Christian
Satori Azuma - Carrie Savage
Sayako Kuwahara - Brina Palencia
Miyako Miyazaki - Leah Clark
Yuuji Nakata - Chris Burnett
Danjuro Eiga - Sean Michael Teague

Line Producer/ADR Director: Tyler Walker / Chris Cason
ADR Scripts: Andrew Rye

About Bamboo Blade
It didn't take long for pint-sized Tamaki's lightning reflexes to catch the eye of starving Kendo instructor Toraji. This second-rate sensei is an embarrassment to the sport, and his Kendo club is running out of members. His only hope for redemption – and a full belly – is to get Tamaki to sign-on as his star pupil. Unfortunately, this sword-wielding prodigy is a serious anime addict, so it'll be a challenge to get her to step away from the television and into the dojo. But once she feels like a part of the team, Tamaki has the skills to turn any bunch of misfits into a fearsome sisterhood of the bamboo blade!

FUNimation Entertainment will release the series in two half-season sets beginning
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Posted by OminousCloud on September 10, 2009 @ 06:36:48 PM in Conventions



Event organisers at Reed Exhibitions have comfirmed that New York Comic Con and New York Anime Festival will share the same date and location next year. The events, which will take place at the Jacob K. Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan on October 8-10, 2010, will feature separate guests and programming schedules, but share a common show floor and one ticket price. This means fans who purchase a ticket will have access to both events.

The 2010 announcement comes two weeks before the event returns to the Javits Center for a third time on September 25-27.

In its four years of existence, New York Comic Con has been mostly held in February, although it moved to April last year. Lance Fensterman, Vice President of the Reed Exhibitions Pop Culture Group, explained that the date move will better accommodate Reed's other major North American pop culture event, Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo. "We are launching the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) in April 2010, and we have moved NYCC to a permanent October date, thus providing a spring and fall balance to these two key events which will remain in place as we move forward. Rather than create a
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on September 06, 2009 @ 11:15:33 AM in News Articles
Sony Music Entertainment indicated in a press release that the Ultraviolet: Code 044 anime will be coming out in the U.S. soon. The anime series adapts Kurt Wimmer's 2006 live-action Ultraviolet film. Anime Vice suggests that there will be plenty of mixed reviews but makes mention of acclaimed director Osamu Dezaki (Ashita no Joe, Aim for the Ace!, Lupin III) who worked with the animators of MADHOUSE and Tezuka Productions to create the anime.



The 2008 anime has Romi Paku as the voice of the main character "044". 044 is a female warrior who is genetically engineered with high combat skills and ordered by the government to annihilate a vampire army. The American version may see Singer/songwriter Becca as the voice actor for this character as at Otakon 2009 in July she had revealed that she would be voice-acting for this character. At the time of the announcement she had no idea about the American plans.

Source: Anime Vice, Anime News Network
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on September 05, 2009 @ 12:33:13 PM in News Articles
The Romantic comedy manga Nodame Cantabile is being made into two live-action movies and the official website for them is currently streaming a 70-second trailer and a 34-second teaser trailer. The first film is set to open in December (December 19, 2009) and the second at the end of the manga and anime next spring.

The original manga, the live-action version, and a separate anime version all center around two music students (Hiroshi Tamaki, Juri Ueno) who find themselves on parallel paths in Japan and later Europe. ~Anime News Network


The webiste also announced in July that orchestra concerts will be held on October 31st and November 1st at the Tokyo International Forum to commemorate the opening of the first film. Portions of the first film will be screened at these concerts.

Source: Anime News Network
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on September 05, 2009 @ 09:38:20 AM in News Articles
The website for the Anime Network has begun streaming Clannad After Story and He is my Master anime series as part of their Labour Day event.



Both series will ship in October from Section23 Films. The streaming service, which Valkyrie Media Partners recently acquired from A.D. Vision, is also ooffering all anime streams, including the premium membership tier of streams for free on September 7th.



Premium membership subscriptions bought during the extended holiday weekend is 50% off.

Source: Anime News Network, ADV Nation blog
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on September 05, 2009 @ 09:32:00 AM in News Articles


Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine's 41st issue will confim that an anime feature based on the Negima! Magister Negi Magi manga has been given the green light for production in 2011. Creator Ken Akamatsu, best known for his Love Hina title, had already indicated in his online diary last month that the decision to produce the project had been made.

It was during a Negima event in February that Kodansha producer Yoichi Ishimoto had said that if sales of the upcoming original anime DVD series are good, there would be plans for a theatrical film adaptation. The first four volumes of the anime DVD series will ship with the 27th manga volume on September 17, 2009. This limited edition bundle, DVDs and manga, will have over 70,000 copies made.
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on September 04, 2009 @ 07:17:06 AM in Anime / Manga
The promotional video for Dance in the Vampire Bund television anime is being streamed by The Media Factory on YouTube.



The anime will be an adaptation of Nozomu Tamaki's manga. The manga is about a Vampire Princess who wants to create a special district for her kind off the coast of Japan, despite the terrorists and rival factions arrayed against her.

The fifth volume of the manga will be released by Seven Seas Entertainment in North America in November.

Source: Anime News Network
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Posted by OminousCloud on September 03, 2009 @ 08:43:06 PM in Anime / Manga
A second teaser trailer has been released for Sunao Katabuchi's Mai Mai Miracle (Mai Mai Shinko to Sennen no Maho). The feature film produced by Madhouse and premiered at the 62nd Film Festival Locarno, is an adaption of Nobuko Takagi's children's novel. Set in rural post-war Japan where the third-grader Shinko spends the day dreaming about the world of her ancestors 1000 years ago. Together with her new classmate Kiiko they use the power of their imaginations to experience wild adventures.

Mai Mai Miracle is scheduled for release in Japan on November 21st.

Trailer 1 with English Subtitles




Trailer 2 - Japanese



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Nippon Cinema (trailer 1)
Shochiku
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Posted by Vintniv on September 03, 2009 @ 02:29:04 PM in Anime / Manga
It should be nothing new to say that you know what Naruto is. Much like Harry Potter and Star Wars, Naruto is either something you hate or like and really doesn’t have much to offer in between. Also, because the anime and the manga are essentially the same thing, excluding the anime’s fillers, I figure it would be easier to just collectively do this instead of just making two.

So it’s around 450 manga chapters, some 250 episodes and several movies, and as I said, you either like it or hate it. I do think I know why. Whenever we think of something like that, we tend to also think of its fan base as a type of example of those who read or watch it like we do. In this case, we have the eloquently named ‘Narutard.’ Now, this is kind of mean if one thinks about it. Remember back in the days when you used to watch childish animes like Sailormoon, Dragonball Z, or Pokemon? Do you think those who watched anime or other stuff before you thought very highly of you? How about another one, you grow up as a child and a love Sesame Street, and then
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on September 02, 2009 @ 07:40:28 PM in News Articles
For those on the Playstation network there are some new animes available.

Anime Network is debuting Appleseed, Neon Genesis Evangelion and UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie.
FUNimation has added Black Blood Brothers, Desert Punk and School Rumble.
Manga Entertainment has added Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Gurren Lagann and Hellboy: Sword of Storms.
VIZ Media has added more Bleach, Death Note and Narutor episodes.
Wep has added more Voltron Episodes.

FUNimation has also announced that the first episode of Gunslinger Girl: II Teatrino will be screened in Playstation hme from 9/3 to 9/17. There will be a free download for the episode available in the playstation store. This is supposed to be the first time Sony is screening an anime in the playstation home.



There's a long list available for all the anime listed in the Sony store, but look for favorites like Death Note, Bleach, Naruto and Read or Die.

Source: Anime News. Biz; Anime Vice
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on September 02, 2009 @ 07:28:11 PM in News Articles


Section 23 Films, a newly formed North American video distributor , has announced that it will release five new Sentai Filmworks' anime acquisitions. The acquistions are: Blue Drop, Polyphonica, Special A, Tears to Tiara, and the second season of You're Under arrest. The animes should be released this November. November should also see the release of the second DVD collection of little snow fairy sugar and live action horror titles Ki-Gai and Nu-Meri ~ Book of the New Spawn from another North American licensee - Switchblade Pictures.



Source: Anime News Network
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on August 30, 2009 @ 10:06:11 AM in News Articles
While doing my morning browse of the news this morning I came across an interesting article on AnimeNews.Biz.
The article is talking about a certain ebay user placing the new Evangelion Docomo Foma phone from Sharp on ebay for sale at 1,500 as a starting bid. While there is a very clear screen cap on the site showing the ebay listing, I'm a skeptic and I decided to head over to ebay to see if I could find this phone there for myself. Surely fans of Evangelion would not go so far as to spend two entire paychecks... well two entire paychecks for me... on a cellphone. Even if it is designed after the Evangelion phones. So I searched, and low and behold there it was. Not the identical same listing as shown in that particular article but two seperate listings for the phone with the price over 1,400 US (1,500 CAD)



Now while I think the phone itself looks cool, it's missing the key parts to make the phone work overseas and even then you're not guaranteed to make the phone work with your provider. What good is that? Even still, I can't see myself ever paying more than
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on August 30, 2009 @ 09:49:31 AM in Industry News
Shogakukan Inc, Shueisha Inc. and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions Co., Ltd. announced their joint acquisition of Kaze S.A.S. and Anime Vitual S.A. Kaze and Anime Virtual are two of Europe's leading distributors and licensees of Japanese animation. With the acquistion they are set to be a multi-media force in Europe for manga-based Japanese animation and entertainment. The Paris-based subsidiary VIZ Media Europe will be at the help of the group's Europe activities.



Prior to the acquisition the Shogakukan & Shueisha Group managed VME's European operations through its U.S. based subsidiary VIZ Media, LLC.
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Posted by OminousCloud on August 30, 2009 @ 03:33:53 AM in News Articles
Highlights of anime and manga coming in September 2009. For the full list see VIZ Media

Sep 1st

Manga
Tegami Bachi Vol 1- MSRP $7.99 ISBN: 1-4215-2913-0
The story takes place in the land of AmberGround, a place of perpetual night only partially illuminated by an artificial sun. Lag Seeing works as a "Letter Bee" (delivery boy) at the "Bee Hive" (a delivery service), with his Dingo, Niche, and her "pet", Steak, traveling with him. He is entrusted with the "hearts" of everyone in AmberGround to deliver their packages. - wiki

Bleach Vol 28 - MSRP $7.95 ISBN: 1-4215-2386-8

One Piece Vol 22 - MSRP $7.95 ISBN: 1-4215-2430-9

Nana Vol 18 - MSRP $8.99 ISBN: 1-4215-2670-0

Inuyasha Vol 40 - MSRP $8.95 ISBN: 1-4215-2890-8 Release: Sep 8th

Full Metal Alchemist Vol 20 - MSRP $9.99 ISBN: 1-4215-3034-1 Release: Sep 15th

DVD

Bleach The Movie 2: The DiamondDust Rebellion (Standard Edition) - MSRP $29.92 Length: 90 min Release: Sep 8th

Honey and Clover Vol 1 (Box Set) - Episodes 1- 12 MSRP $59.90 Release: Sep 22

Naruto Shippuden Vol 1 - MSRP: $24.92 Length: 100 min. Release: Sep 29


Source: VIZ Media


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Posted by Gjallarhorn on August 26, 2009 @ 02:18:32 AM in News Articles
Popular manga series to-LOVE-ru, and later an anime and OVA series, has been formally announced to be ending next month. Recent chapters have contained a great deal of conent signaling a potential ending, and much speculation amongst fans. Jump reports that the ending has been planned by the author for some time, though the series' has had plummeting ratings and been criticized for its lack of fresh content.


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Posted by LadyPSerenity on August 25, 2009 @ 07:00:42 PM in News Articles


FUNimation Entertainment announced that Evangelion 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone film will be screened for free at the University of North Texas this evening. The screening is hosted by Mu Epsilon Kappa--UNT Anime Club. The screening will take place at ESSC Bld room 255 on the Denton campus at 6:00 p.m.

The film will also be screened for free at the Japan Information and Culture Center in the Embassy of Japan at Washington, D.C. on September 9, 2009 at 6:30pm. the center will also host a free screening of Death Note: The Last Name this Friday at 6:30pm. This film concludes the two-part live-action adaptation of Takeshi Obata and Tsugumi Ohba's Death Note manga.

Source: Anime News Network
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on August 23, 2009 @ 12:24:26 PM in News Articles
Actor Karl Urban has joined the cast for the live-action film adaptation of Min-Woo Hyung's Priest horror manhwa. As written by the Hollywood Reporter newspaper, Urban will play the villain in the film. Karl Urban will be joined by Paul Bettany, Cam Gigandet and Maggie Q.

The manhwa tells the story of an expert in ancient languages who accidentally resurrects an angel from Hell, Temozareal. The man is forced to sell his soul to the Devil in a attempt to correct his mistake. Cory Goodman (The Brood) wrote the movie adaptation's script. ~ Anime News Network



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Posted by LadyPSerenity on August 23, 2009 @ 12:15:10 PM in News Articles
Hakkusensha's monthly LaLa magaize will announce on Monday that a television anime adaptation of Kaichou wa Maid-sama! shoko manga has been given the green light. The romantic comedy about a student council head named Misaki Ayuzawa who secretly works at a maid cafe is written by Hiro Fujiwara.



Misaki despises the mostly male, sloveny population at her school, which was once an all-boys school. Now one of her most handsome schoolmates has discovered her secret. Misaki works after school at a maid cafe.

Tokyopop will be publishing the second volume of the manga this month under the Maid Sama! title.

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Posted by LadyPSerenity on August 23, 2009 @ 12:03:39 PM in News Articles
At the Gundam Big Expo event in Tokyo it was confirmed that the anime will launch in early Spring of 2010. The official website for the anime adaptation of the Gundam Unicorn novels has confirmed this. There will be six original video anime volumes of fifty minutes each, and it will be presented on Blu-ray Disc and DVD, shown at events, distrubuted through other unspecified means and exhibited overseas.



The original Gundam Unicorn novels are set in the same Universal Century (UC) timeline as Yoshiyuki Tomino and Sunrise's first Mobile Suit Gundam science-fiction television anime series and its sequels. Fukui finished serializing the novel version in the August issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Monthly Shonen Ace magazine in June. The final two compiled book volumes, #9 and #10, will ship in Japan on Monday. ~Anime News Network

In an interview conducted last wednesday novelist Haurtoshi Fukui confirmed that the first anime episode will incorporate material from the first two novel volumes. Despite the fact that the anime will be a reconstruction with new ideas developed between the original novelist and scriptwriter Yasuyuki Muto, Fukui has assured fans that he is faithful to his original works.
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Posted by Gjallarhorn on August 19, 2009 @ 11:52:58 PM in News Articles
Rumors are spreading fast after images leaked to the internet of what appears to be a new animation of Kentaro Miura's epic fantasy manga Berserk.

Berserk, which has been in serialization for over two decades, received a partial animation in the late 90s, a 25 episode anime covering the "Golden Age" story arc, approximately covering volumes 1 to 13 of the currently 33 volume series. Because of this inconclusion, fans ever since have speculated on further animation of the epic.

Recently, images have come online of what appears to be newly animated scenes. As there has been no specific announcement in regard to a new Berserk series, it is only speculation as to whether or not a new series will be airing in near future.

Two of these images can be seen here. The first showing Caska, and the second, Puck.





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Posted by Gjallarhorn on August 14, 2009 @ 11:13:49 AM in News Articles
The upcoming animated film based on the Unlimited Blade Works path of TYPE-MOON's hit visual-novel Fate/Stay Night received a theater date at the recently passed Comiket 76. A preview trailer for the film places it's release for January 23, 2010.
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Posted by Gjallarhorn on August 06, 2009 @ 05:36:04 PM in News Articles
The recently announced theatrical film for TYPE-MOON's hit visual-novel and anime series Fate/Stay Night has been confirmed to be covering the acclaimed Unlimited Blade Works path of the visual-novel. While the plot is almost entirely different from that of the original anime series, which covered the Fate path, key differences include: An action-heavy plot, Rin Tohsaka as the heroine, and a much heavier focus on the protagonist Emiya Shiro.

The film will feature the original voiceacting cast from the anime, and is set for theatrical release on Jan. 23, 2010.
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on August 02, 2009 @ 10:56:18 AM in News Articles



Anime Innovation Tokyo has begun streaming a 90 Second short trailer and a two-minute long trailer for Picograph's Tailenders project on its YouTube channel. An earlier trailer was posted on the same website last summer. Anime Innovation Tokyo describes the plot of the anime as:

The destiny of Tomoe Shiro, a formidable racer with a very promising career, experiments an U-turn when a serious accident puts his life at stake. He recovers miraculously , though, when his heart is replaced with the engine of his own racing car. However, because of that very reason, race regulations demote him to the category of a mere mechanical part of the vehicle and is deprived from the right to participate as a pilot in regular races.
Only in a far away colonial planet, along with a multitude of other charismatic pilots also vetoed from participating in regular competitions, he will be given the opportunity to race for his pride and the money of the prize. And so this exciting rally starts!!


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Posted by LadyPSerenity on August 02, 2009 @ 10:50:04 AM in News Articles


What is being described as the "Theatrical version of Fate/stay night" has a new teaser site opened. The film version of Type-Moon's game and anime franchise is "Coming soon." according to the teaser site. While there is not much there at the moment, the domain is registered under the name Geneon Entertainment by the GMO Internet service provider.

FUNimation Entertainment released a Fate/stay night anime series box set last September as a part of its distribution deal with Geneon and Tokyopop has been publishing Datto Nishiwaki's manga version in North America since last October. Geneon has ceased its in-house distribution of its own titles since 2007.

Source: Anime News Network . Com
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on July 30, 2009 @ 09:24:55 PM in News Articles



An anime adaptation of Hotaru Odagiri's Uragiri wa Boku no Namae o Shitteiru boys-love manga has been given the green light, as reported by a retailers' solicitation sheet. The official announcement of the anime will be made in the October issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Monthly Asuka magazine on August 24. The manga series has been running in Asuka monthly since 2005 and the sixth compiled book volume will ship on August 26th.

Source: Anime News Network
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on July 30, 2009 @ 09:18:26 PM in Industry News
Strong DVD sales and a Dragonball Z videogame are at the root of FUNimation Entertainments first quarter. It's these properties that have made them exceed their expectations. Navarre Corporation, the corporated parent of the anime licensing and distrubtions company, announced it's better than expected financial results for the first three months of the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2009.
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on July 30, 2009 @ 09:09:19 PM in News Articles
The Sazae-san manga by Machiko Hasegawa has been running since 1946 and will now have it's own Live-Action TV Drama adaptation with Alisa Mizuki, the 32 year-old actress, playing the role of the housewife. The new live-action adaptation has been in the works for Fuji TV for about five years now and producer Yoko Matsusaki of the anime version is working on the new drama version as well.



The anime version of this long running series will be celebrating it's 40th anniversary on Fuji TV this October. Though this new TV Drama version is new for the series, a live action adaptation is not. Tonko Azumaya starred in a 1948-1950 series of live-action movies, and Chiemi Eri starred in a 1956 live-action film, as well as a live-action drsama that ran from 1965 to 1967 on TBS. Even the Television Drama isn't all that unusual; Tomoko Hoshino played Sazae-san in a live-action tv drama on Fuji TV from 1981 to 1985. The last life-action version was in 1992-1996 on Fuji TV with Atsuko Asano.
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on July 29, 2009 @ 01:10:33 PM in News Articles


FUNimation Entertainment has added more to it's streaming service. The following episodes have been added in.

Count of Monte Cristo Episodes 7-8 (subtitled)
Devil May Cry Episodes 1-2 (dub)
Dragonaut Episodes 22-23 (subtitled)
El Cazador De La Bruja Episodes 3-4 (subtitled)
Gad Guard Episodes 1-4 (dub)
Heroic Age Episodes 5-6 (subtitled)
Ikki Tousen Episodes 1-2 (dub & subtitled)
Magikano Episodes 1-2 (dub)
Murder Princess Episodes 1-2 (dub & subtitled)
Nabari no Ou Episodes 1-3 ( subtitled)
Samurai Champloo Episodes 15-16 (subtitled)
Shakugan no Shana Episodes 1-4 (dub)
Soul Eater Episodes 1-2

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Posted by LadyPSerenity on July 29, 2009 @ 01:05:22 PM in Anime / Manga
ADV Films are planning to release the following series in October.

* Clannad After Story Collection 1 (of 2), (subtitled)
* He is my Master Complete Collection (subtitled)
* Ghost Hound Collection 1 (of 2) (subtitled)
* A Little Snow Fairy Sugar Collection 1 (of 2) (rerelease with English Audio)
* Popotan Complete Collection (rerelease with English Audio)
* Neo Tokyo / New Fist of the North Star Double Pack
* Kiba Complete Collection
* RahXephon Complete Collection

There are also two releases scheduled from Switchblade films for October. Zombie Self-Defense Force and Fistful of Fuku.

Source: Anime News . Biz
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on July 29, 2009 @ 01:00:40 PM in News Articles
The first five minutes from Summer Wars by Mamoru Hosoda has begun streaming on the Yahoo! Movies website in Japan. It's the next anime film from Hosoda (Digimon movies, Superflat Monogram) after his award-winning The Girl who Leapt Through Time.

The prevous 111 second trailer, one minute teaser trailer and television commercials are still available from the Kadokawa Anime Channel on the Youtube website.



Many staffers from The Girl Who Leapt Through Time have been reunited for this project including script writer Satoko Okudera an character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto. The film is set to open in Japan on August 1.

Source: Anime News Network
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on July 29, 2009 @ 12:51:04 PM in News Articles
Teaser trailers for the Marvel Anime series of Wolverine and Iron Man have been posted by comic writer Warren Ellis. Having premiered at Comic-Con International last Friday, Ellis emphasized that both teasers are test animation, "intended to show off the style of the piece only. Nothing in here reflects the actual content, just the design and the aesthetic and the animation".



Ellis also mentioned that both anime series are aimed at Southeast Asian market, as opposed to Japan as Marvel had told the audience at Comic-Con International.
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on July 28, 2009 @ 05:24:22 PM in News Articles
Producer Andrew Lazar for Mad Chance (Space Cowboys, Jonah Hex) has told iFMagazine at Comic-Con International that while the writers for the Live Action Akira are working on a draf script it's not likely we will see the movie any time soon.
"It is a real priority project for Warner Brothers." he said "Sometimes movies need an enormouse amount of prep, like this one. It is not realistic to go before the third quarter of next year for a 2011 release."
This doesn't mean that the project has been given the green light for production yet either.



There is 'a lot of interest from a variety of people' for possible directors as indicated from Lazar. Lazar also emphasized that he is a 'very inclusive producer of underlying rights' and that the original manga creator Katsushiro Otomo is an executive producer and consultant on the proposed live-action project.
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on July 27, 2009 @ 07:20:09 PM in News Articles



VIZ Media, LLC announced that NARUTO Shippuden will be available on the download-to-own basis in the iTunes Store. Unfortunately this is for the US and Canada only.

The series will be launching with the first four episodes (English dubbed) and the first episode will be available to download for free. This promotion began July 25th and will run through till August 31st. October will bring four more episodes.

Created by Masashi Kishimoto, NARUTO was first introduced in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in Japan in 1999 and quickly became that country’s most popular ninja manga targeting tweens and teens and has sold more than 85 million copies to-date. The manga series (rated ‘T’ for Teens) and animated counterpart (NARUTO rated ‘T’ for teens, and NARUTO Shippuden rated ‘T+’ for older teens) is one of VIZ Media’s most successful properties and has captivated millions of fans across North America, Europe and South America. NARUTO is a co-production of TV TOKYO, VIZ Media parent company Shueisha Inc., and Pierrot Co., Ltd. ~ VIZ Media LLC
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on July 27, 2009 @ 01:18:36 PM in News Articles
One Piece anime films' oficial website has relaunched with the first 45-second teaser trailer - in English - for this December's One Piece Film 'Strong World'. This movie is the 10th installment in the long-running theatrical franchise based on Eiichiro Oda's pirate manga.



A written Japanese comment from Oda can be found on the website.
Oda notes that he created the movie's story and has drawn over 120 pages of rough drawings for its production. Unlike previous One Piece films, Oda is personally overseeing this film's production. (The website emphasizes that the One Piece television anime's Munehisa Sakai is the film's actual director.) The film will open in Japan on December 12. ~ Anime News Network

VIZ Media has publushed the 21st volume of the original manga in North America last month and FUNimation Entertainment has been releasing the television anime version and the eighth film, One Piece: The Desert Princess and the Pirates: Adventure in Alabasta


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Posted by LadyPSerenity on July 27, 2009 @ 01:11:41 PM in News Articles
September will see the promotion of tourism in Kagoshima Prefecture, the home of Japan's main space launch facility, through a new Galaxy Express 999 anime short. Titled Ginga Tetsudo 999: Diamond Ring no Achira e the short uses Leiji Matsumoto's story about a space-faring train to express themes of space, railway and dreams. The anime will represent the Uchinoura Space Center and the region's expanding Kyushu Shinkansen bullet train line.



In the short written by Yoshimi Narita (Hakaba Kitarō, Yes! Precure 5), the Galaxy Express 999 boy protagonist Tetsurō takes the 999 train to see the recent total solar eclipse on July 22. The boy, who dreams of becoming an astronaut, ends up traveling throughout Kagoshima, space, and time itself as he arrives at 2035, the year of the next total solar eclipse in Japan. The Young Astronauts Club of Japan, the youth science group chaired by Matsumoto himself, helped with the project's proposal and development, and Iku Ishiguro directed the work at Toei Animation.
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on July 21, 2009 @ 01:16:45 PM in News Articles
K-ON! the television anime series has announced that production on a new extra episode has been given the green light. The new animation is based on kakiffy's original manga and will be included in the seventh volume of the Blu-ray Disc (limited first pressing) and DVD releases.



Online retailers are detailing that Pony Canyon will ship the seventh volume on Janugary 20th of the new year. (2010)

Source: Anime News Network
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on July 20, 2009 @ 10:32:08 PM in News Articles
FUNimation announced on the 18th that they had acquired the home entertainment, broadcast, digital and merchandise rights to the first season of the post-apocalyptic sci-fi anime series Casshern Sins from Tatsunoko Productions.



The anime series is directed by Shigeyasu Yamauchi (Blood+, Digimon, Dragon Ball Z), produced by Tatsunoko Productions (Speed Racer, Robotech, Gatchaman) and is animated by Madhouse (Claymore, Hellsing Ultimate, Death Note, Gungrave). FUNimation plans to release the series in the Fall of 2010.
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on July 20, 2009 @ 10:25:07 PM in News Articles
FUNimation Entertainment announced the cast and crew for the 26-episode supernatural action anime series Nabari No Ou.



Main Cast:
Miharu- Brina Palencia
Yoite- Joel McDonald
Tobari- Eric Vale
Koichi- Chris Burnett
Yukimi- Rob McCollum
Raimei- Kate Oxley
Additionally, the first release will feature episodic character performances by Michael Tatum, Greg Ayres, Kent Williams, Jamie Marchi, Caitlin Glass, Christopher Bevins, and Stephanie Young.
Line Producer/ADR Director: Colleen Clinkenbeard / Monica Rial
ADR Scripts: Eric Vale & Monica Rial

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Posted by LadyPSerenity on July 20, 2009 @ 10:17:37 PM in News Articles
FUNimation Entertainment announced today their cast for their anime series Spice and Wolf.



Main Cast:
Chloe – Jamie Marchi
Holo – Brina Palencia
Lawrence – J. Michael Tatum
Nora – Leah Clark
Weiz – Eric Vale
Zheren – John Burgmeier
Additionally, the first release will feature episodic character performances by such veteren actors as Christopher Ayers, Bob Carter and Chuck Huber.
ADR Director: Justin Nordell
Line Producer: Colleen Clickenbeard

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Posted by LadyPSerenity on July 20, 2009 @ 10:11:13 PM in Anime / Manga
The following will be the anime DVD new releases from VIZ Media for September 2009

HONEY AND CLOVER Box Set Volume 1 • Rated 'T+' for Older Teens •
MSRP: $59.90 US / $85.99 CAN • Available September 22

NANA Box Set Volume 1 • Rated 'M' for Mature Audiences•
MSRP: $59.90 US / $85.99 CAN • Available September 8

NARUTO Shippuden Volume 1• Rated 'T+' for Older Teens •
MSRP: $24.92 US / $35.99 CAN • Available September 29

...read on.
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on July 20, 2009 @ 09:54:06 PM in News Articles
Doraemon's official website has launced a special page for the anime's 30th anniversary film. The special page includes a two-minute trailer that can be found afte rthe opening video ends and selecting the green and gold button the righthand side. Doraemon: Nobita no Ningyo Daikaisen (Nobita's Great Merman Sea Battle) will open in Japanese theaters next March. There has been a new Doraemon film in Japan nearly every year during the spring vacation.



The franchise is celebrating its 30th Anniversary this August with a 30th Doraemon Daikanshasai event in Tokyo on August 8th and 9th.
The Doraemon movie and television anime franchise is celebrating its 30th anniversary this August with a "30th Doraemon Daikanshasai" event in Tokyo on August 8 and 9.

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Posted by Gjallarhorn on July 16, 2009 @ 05:30:51 PM in News Articles
Much to the joy of fans all over the world, a new anime series based on the final unanimated volumes of the Inuyasha manga (36-56) will begin airing this fall, entitled Inuyasha: Kanketsu-hen (Inuyasha: Final Chapter).

Not much more is known at this time, but surely more information will be released as the fall approaches.

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Posted by Lola Granola on July 15, 2009 @ 03:10:55 PM in Staff Blogs


It is a Saturday night in Los Angeles. Most of my friends are passed out from exhaustion, tired from Anime Expo. It is 10:00 pm and I am wide awake. What was I to do by myself at such an hour? Go dancing of course! This year’s Anime Expo dances were held conveniently at my very own hotel, the Westin Bonaventure. Also different from last year, Anime Expo chose not to detail what kind of music was to be played at each dance. Though the information would have been useful, I decided to go with the most thrilling option available: the 18+ dance. After putting on my dance shoes, I made my way down to the ballroom level of the Westin.



The line for the dance was not hard to miss. By the time I arrived, the line had already snaked halfway around the floor. Nonetheless, I was enthusiastically greeted with high-fives by random con-goers as I tried to find the end of the line. When I situated myself at the end of the line, I was suddenly struck with the realization that was completely alone. All around me people were talking and laughing with their friends. I
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on July 09, 2009 @ 07:06:27 PM in News Articles
VIZ Media reports that the popular shojo animated series NANA is now available on the itunes Store in the US and Canada. The series will be exclusive to iTunes until August 31, 2009 and every purchase of a NANA Season 1 pass will include a free bonus episode download. (www.itunes.com/tv/nana)



The NANA anime is based on the manga by Ai Yazawa, which has sold over 43 million copies in Japan, and is published in North America by VIZ Media under its SHOJO BEAT imprint. Its tremendous success has inspired two live-action feature films which are available on DVD in North America from VIZ Pictures.

NANA follows the adventures of two girls, both named Nana. While they share the same name, they couldn't be more different. Nana "Hachi" Komatsu follows her boyfriend to Tokyo in the hopes of making a new start, while Nana Osaki, who arrives in the city at the same time, is a punk rock beauty who has the ambition of making it big in the world of rock and roll. Although these two young women come from different backgrounds, they quickly become best friends while chasing their happiness and dreams. ~VIZ Media

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Posted by LadyPSerenity on July 09, 2009 @ 06:58:06 PM in News Articles
The newly launched VIZ Cinema is set to debut Bleach the Movie 2: The Diamonddust Rebellion in San Francisco for two nights only. As they announced this past weekend at Anime Expo, VIZ Media will be showing the movie on August 18th and 19th in the brand new VIZ Cinema located inside NEW PEOPLE, a new entertainment destination in San Francisco. There will be two showings on each day.


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Posted by LadyPSerenity on July 08, 2009 @ 06:55:15 PM in News Articles



At Anime Expo VIZ representatives confirmed that the Nartuo series would not be aired on TV due to the Cartoon Network's shift away from licensing content. The Cartoon Network has moved to developing new programing internally and are shifting viewership to online portals.

In related news, Viz also confirmed the forthcoming release of the first Naruto Shippuden feature film in November with no additional details available at this time.
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on July 08, 2009 @ 05:42:12 PM in News Articles
The seventh and final film for Kara no Kyoukai - the garden of sinners anime is being streamed on the official website. They are currently streaming a 65-second trailer and a 15-second commerical for the film that will open in Japan on August 8th.



The films center around Shiki Ryougi, a mysterious amnesiac girl who has the "Mystic Eyes of Death Perception." With this power, she can see the lines of mortality connecting everything in existence.

The seven films adapt the novel series of the same name by author Kinoko Nasu and illustrator Takashi Takeuchi (Tsukihime, Lunar Legend and Fate/stay night fame.)

For the Americans, the fifth film, Kara no Kyoukai - the Garden of Sinners: Paradox Paradigm (Mujun Rasen), was premiered in America at the Anime Boston Convention on May 22, 2009.

Source: Anime News Network
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on July 07, 2009 @ 06:50:37 PM in News Articles
In 2007 SystemSoft developed a military strategy game Moe Moe Niji Taisen to capitalize on the massive popularity of the moe girl archetype. (Overly Cute adorable female characters designed to trigger feelings of intense protection and affection for those that fall for them.)



The newest version of the game will be done by the same team known for the underrated (Criminally so) Dai Senryaku strategy game. It is being developed for the Xbox 360 and will be known as Moe Moe Niji Taisen Deluxe Plus and will feature characters from the various warring Axis/Allies factions in America, Russia, Great Britain, Japan, Italy and Germany.

Of course the more disturbing part is that the characters will be personfied as cute tanks and military weapons. Then again all depends on the person...

Source: Anime News.Biz
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on July 07, 2009 @ 05:53:42 PM in News Articles
There are a couple of Japanese media reports that have apparently surfaced regarding the Rebuild of Evangelion series.

The First Report:
The additional Eva 1.0 revision for TV broadcast last Friday was declared a success by media analytics from the Video Research firm with Kanto Region audience share numbers hitting 12% for the night. 355,000 people sent the concurrent Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance to 5 billion yen ($52 million) in box office sales since its release. (sounds so much better in yen... five billion!)

The Second Report:
A news report has surfaced regarding the issue of people attending Eva screenings to record the film and subsequently uploading it to Chinese upload/P2P portals for download. The report has gone as far as providing instructions on how to spot the recorders. This is following the movie having been apparently leaked in Korea two days before it's scheduled premiere because of the uploads.

Source: Anime News.Biz
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on July 07, 2009 @ 05:40:22 PM in News Articles
Kaiyodo is planning on releasing the Revoltech EVA Prototype Unit-00 Ver. 2.0 action figure from the anime movie Evangelion 2.0 You can (Not) Advance. The pre-order started today (July 7th) and will run to August 10th 2009, while the action figure will be released on October 27th 2009. The unfortunate part is this action figure, standing 140mm tall, is Japan exclusive - Much like the EVA Unit-00.

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Posted by LadyPSerenity on July 04, 2009 @ 05:38:41 PM in News Articles
FUNimation annoucned that is has licensed Production I.G's Sengoku Basara television anime series. In addition they have also announced they will release the first season of Dragon Ball in a DVD box (the first 31 episodes) will ship on September 15th.

The license to One Piece has not been lost, said FUNimation Entertainment and the DVDs will still continue to be released. Though they have also said they do not have a license for the Evangelion 2.0 You can (NOT) advance yet.

This was all announced at their Anime Expo Saturday panel.

Source: Anime News Network
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on July 04, 2009 @ 05:21:23 PM in News Articles
VIZ Media announced that it will publish volumes 24 through 53 of Eiichiro Oda's One Piece manga series between January and June of 2010. (Or five per month). Volume 53 was just shipped in Japan (march) and VIZ's own Shonen Jump magazine will publish the latest chapters from Japan starting this fall.



Along with the announcement of One Piece, VIZ is also releasing;

Akihisa Ikeda's Rosario + Vampire season II manga starting April 6, 2010.
Crown of Love by Yun Kouga -- Feb 2, 2010,
The Cactus Secret -- Mar 2, 2010
Stepping on Roses from Tail of the Moon's Rinko Ueda -- Apr 6, 2010
Flower in a Storm -- May 4, 2010
Biomega, from Blame! author Tsutomo Nihei - Feb 9, 2010
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on July 04, 2009 @ 05:07:09 PM in News Articles



Bandai Visual began serializing Rion Senju's AIKa ZERO Cute manga on Yomban, its free Japanese magazine website on Wednesday. The manga, like the previously announced anime series, centers on the 19-year-old female agent in training Aika Sumeragi while she is in college. Unlike the anime though, the manga will tell another separate story. The first volume of the anime series is set to ship on August 25th and the second manga installment will be posted on August 3rd.

AIKa ZERO Cute's official blog (for the anime project) reports that the Amazon.co.jp website is streaming a 90-second promotional video for the anime's first volume.

Central Park Media released the first Agent Aika series in North America, while Bandai Entertainment reissued the first series and licensed the AIKa R-16: Virgin Mission prequel.

Source: Anime News Network
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on July 04, 2009 @ 04:59:06 PM in News Articles
FUNimation Entertainment has screened the original Evangelion 1.0 You are (Not) Alone film at Anime Expo and will be in North American theaters this summer.



The anime Entertainment company has also confirmed it will release the updated Evangelion 1.01 You are (Not) Alone version on DVD this fall followed by the Evangelion 1.11 You are (Not) Alone version on DVD and Blu-ray next spring. The staggered releases of the different versions in North America are in mirror of how the film's versions were released in Japan.

Source: Anime News Network
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on July 04, 2009 @ 03:09:17 PM in News Articles
Bandai Entertainment announced friday at their Anime Expo panel that they acquired Kokyo Shihen Eureka Seven: Pocket ga Niji de Ippai movie and will stream the anime series on the Anime News Network.



Bandai Entertainment will use Fathom Entertainment for Eureka Seven theatrical release on the 300 to 400 theatres on September 24, 2009. The tickets will go on sale on August 21st and the participating theatres will be listed on Fathom's website soon. Bandai's website for the film is already online.

Source: Anime News Network
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on July 03, 2009 @ 09:23:11 PM in News Articles
Bandai Namco is finally joining Geneon Entertainment and will be distributing anime songs on iTunes. Lantis, the music label subsidiary of the Bandai NAMCO Group company Bandai Visual, has announced on Friday that it will sell anime songs in North America via Apple's iTunes Store starting this summer.
JAM Project will have the first release and will be followed by additional songs every two to three weeks. Along with work from JAM Project, Lantis will offer songs from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Lucky Star, and other anime by Aya Hirano, Ali Project and other artists.
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on July 03, 2009 @ 08:59:42 PM in News Articles
Manga.com (US Site) is reporting that there might not be an end all to end all for the Live Action adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira.



According to Manga.com Joseph Gordon-Levitt, the star of 500 Days of Summer, said "You never know" when asked if the project was truly dead. Though this is far from a confirmation it may be just the flicker of hope that most fans were looking for. Besides it's a lot better than his comments last year which did not even acknowledge any connection to the project.
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on July 02, 2009 @ 05:50:50 PM in News Articles



Crunchyroll media distribution company has revealed on their company website that it is beginning to stream Kunio Kato's Oscar-winning short, La Maison en Petits Cubes (Tsumiki no le or House of Blocks) today at 6:00am EDT. The anime won the Best Animated Short Film at the 81st Annual Academy Awards.

The 12-minute work uses paper drawings and 2D computer graphics to tell the story of a grandfather's memories as he adds more blocks to his house to stem the flooding waters. It was the second Japanese animated work to win a major Oscar, after Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away. ~ Anime News Network
Along with Kato's Petits Cubes is the streaming of Kato's The Diary of Tortov Roddle Short which will took place at 6:00 am EDT as well.



Crunchyroll has already begun to stream Studio Fantasia's Glass Maiden television anime series (pictured above). Streaming of the series began on Wednesday. Other recently added anime titles include; the Dark Side Cat Flash anime series, the Greathunt Flash anime series and the Japan Tourism Anime Channel shorts.

Source: Anime News Network
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on July 02, 2009 @ 07:37:38 AM in News Articles



Gag Manga Biyori's 4th Comedy TV Anime adaption was given the green lit as announced on the wraparound jacket band on the 10th volume of Kousuke Masuda's Gag Manga Biyori.

The third anime series based on the nonsensical gag comedy debuted last year and more details for the fourth anime series will be revealed in Shueisha's Jump Square magazine. The August issue will ship on Saturday.

Source: Anime News Network
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on July 01, 2009 @ 12:13:51 PM in News Articles
Crunchyroll media distribution company's website is listing a scheduled simulacast for the Aoi Hana (Sweet Blue Flowers) anime series at 3:00pm EDT Wednesday (July 1st). Despite this listing Crunchyroll has not yet officially announced that it will stream this new television adaptation of Takako Shimura's yuri manga.



In the original Aoi Hana manga's story, Fumi and Akira were close childhood friends until Fumi had to move away. Ten years after losing touch with each other, the two girls meet again as high school freshmen. The two struggle to reconnect after so much has changed, and both deal with the trials and tribulations of high school — sometimes independently and sometimes with each other's help.
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on July 01, 2009 @ 11:03:38 AM in News Articles
If you're in the civinity of Akihabara you might be interested in going over to the CURE maid cafe as it will be in it's new Evangelion mode until July 26th. The new mode is to go along with the new release of the Evangelion: 2.0 you can (Not) Advance movie.



Having recently held its "Fate/sta Night" event this cafe has come up with a new menu of Eva-influenced dishes and drinks along with appropriate decorations in the interior. This particular cafe, one of the earliest and best known progenitors of the maid café concept, is constantly remodeling itself to best fit a specific series so it's not surprising that they have now taken on a Eva appearance, however, this particular event will be longer than most for the cafe as it will be running until July 26th.

More information is available at the CURE official website.

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Posted by LadyPSerenity on June 30, 2009 @ 07:50:26 AM in News Articles
Toei Animation Studio launched a website for the Toei Robot Girls project with a weekly four-panel manga series. The project features girls dressed as various famous robots and is used to promote various wroks in the studio's anime catalog. The first installment of this manga is centered on three female personifications of the robots in Gaiking, Magnerobot Gakeen and Superhuman Combat Team Baratack.

In the backstory created for the project, the Toei Robot Girls Laboratory was established to protect Earth from the threat of space invasion. The laboratory gathered the data from super robots who have protected Earth in the past, and then used that research to imbue "cute girls" with their legendary powers.

Source: Anime News Network
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on June 29, 2009 @ 01:24:29 PM in News Articles



The Kadokawa Anime Channel on the YouTube streaming website has officially posted the first eight episodes of the "renewed" airing of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya television anime series with English subtitles this past weekend.

The eighth episode, "The Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody," happens to be the first new Haruhi episode that Kyoto Animation produced since the anime's original 2006 run.

The English-subtitled episodes will be available until July 5 (July 6 at 12:59 p.m. Japan Standard Time). Kadokawa has been streaming each episode in Japanese one week after its broadcast since last month.

Source: Anime News Network
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on June 29, 2009 @ 01:19:37 PM in News Articles



Gonzo can continue to run and produce anime but the Tokyo Stock Exchange has announced that it will proceed with delisting the company from it's Mothers section on July 30th. (The Mothers market is for high-growth and emerging stocks.)

A process that began last July, when the stock exchanged notified investors that Gonzo's financial liabilities exceeded it's total financial assets for the fiscal year ending in March of 2008, will conclude with the official delisting of the company. As Gonzo failed to improve it's finances at the end of its last fiscal year, March 31, the paperwork for the delisting was submitted at the end of June.

Gonzo can, however, continue to operate regardless of the delisting. On April 1st (nice day for this, the beginning of the fiscal year in Japan) Gonzo's former parent company, GDH, absorbed its subsidiary to consolidate management resources. The newly restructured company is now known simply as Gonzo.

Gonzo had previously announced that it would be working on The Tower of DRUAGA -the Sword of URUK-, Slap Up Party -Arad Senki-, Shangri-La, and Saki television anime series in 2009.

Source: Anime News Network
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on June 29, 2009 @ 01:11:46 PM in News Articles
Gakken's Megami Magazine's August issue will reportedly announce on Tuesday that a new Kanokon anime project is in the planning stages. Atsushi Ootsuki will direct the animators at Xebec on the new project - the same as last year's Kanokon television series. The same script supervisor (Masashi Suzuki), character designer and animation director (Akio Takami) and cast (led by Mamiko Noto, Ayako Kawasumi and Miyu Takeuchi) will also be returning to the new anime.



Both anime projects adapt Katsumi Nishino and Koin's Kanokon romantic comedy light novels. The North American publisher Seven Seas Entertainment had announced in September of 2006 that it would be translating the original light novel series into English.

Source: Anime News Network
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on June 29, 2009 @ 01:04:27 PM in News Articles
The official website for the Natsu no Arashi! anime series has announced that there will be a second season. The second season was given the green light and will air on TV Tokyo and its affiliated stations this fall. The final episode for the first season aired Sunday night. At the end of the episode there was an illustration by Kobayashi that declared in English, "I'll be back"



The series is based on Jin Kobayashi's Natsu no Arashi! science-fiction romance manga. The anime series can be watched on the Anime News Network.

Source: Anime News Network
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on June 28, 2009 @ 12:06:40 AM in News Articles
There is a teaser at the end of the Evangelion:2.0 You Can (Not) Advance that reveals the next Evangelion film will be titled Evangelion Shin Gekijoban: Q quickening. (The full English title has yet to be given.) Khara anime studio are remaking Gainax's Neon Genesis Evangelion television anime series into four theatrical films directed by Hideaki Anno.

The "Q" or "Kyu" in the third film's title is a wordplay in Japanese; the first three films' subtitles are the names for the three classical movements (Jo-Ha-Kyū or Introduction-Exposition-Climax) of traditional Japanese music such as gagaku and Noh.
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on June 27, 2009 @ 04:05:08 AM in News Articles
Fairy Tail a manga by Hiro Mashima has been given the green light to be produced into an anime for this fall. The 31st issue of Kodansha's weekly Shonen Magazine will announce the anime adaptation next Wednesday. The anime will be produced by A-1 Pictures and Satelight.

The manga follows the story of a teenager girl named Lucy Heartfillia who wants to join the world's most notorious mage guild, Fairy Tail. It's during a daring rescue that she meets her, soon to be, friend Natsu "Salamander" Dragneel. Natsu is a quirky member of Fairy Tail and a teenaged practitioner of the ancient Dragon Slayer magic. After being accepted into Fairy Tail Lucy and Natsu (and other members) go on various quests.

The seventh volume of Fairy Tail will be published by Del Rey in North America next month. Mashima, the creater of this series, also created the Monster Hunter Orage manga and Rave manga. The Rave manga was published by Tokyopop in North America under the name Rave Master.

Source: Anime News Network
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on June 26, 2009 @ 08:32:49 PM in News Articles



Nana's Ai Yazawa puts Manga on Hold due to illness and the Hiatus is expected to last several months and will start with the current Cookie issue.
Shueisha announced on Friday that manga creator Ai Yazawa is putting her Nana series on hold due to a serious illness. As a result of this the August issue of Cookie magazine will not have the scheduled installmant of Nana. Since Ai Yazawa will need several months of treatment and rest, Nana will not appear in the September issue (which will ship on July 25 or later issues. This is expected to last until further notice is given.

With the offer of apologies to Nana's readers Cookie can not confirm when Nana will return but once the editors can confirm Yazawa's recovery they will notify their readers of the manga's return through the magazine, the magazine's homepage, and the official Nana website. (among other means) We will keep you updated as well.
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on June 26, 2009 @ 08:12:36 PM in News Articles


The Economy can be down but we just love our Anime. While not a citizen of the United States myself I can say that this honestly does not surprise me. The Anime sales have only dropped 2% in the first quarter of 2009 vs. the sales in the fist quarter of 2008.

The ICv2 retail news source reports that FUNimation has over 40% of the market share in the first quarter, what the rest have... well who knows. It is actually interesting to see that the sales are not as down as much as they were in 2008 vs. 2007 (11%).

In addition to ICv2's analysis of the American anime market, issue #66 of the ICv2 Insider's Guide also includes the company's lists of the top 25 manga properties, top 10 shōjo properties, top 10 shonen properties, and top 10 anime properties for spring of 2009.

So I guess we just love our anime? Then again this was a lot of numbers, but some people find it interesting...

Source: Anime News Network
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on June 26, 2009 @ 07:01:27 PM in News Articles
A new publisher of Japanese Science Fiction offers the first two titles this July. VIZ Media has annouced the debuts of it's new imprint Haikasoru's titles ALL YOU NEED IS KILL and THE LORD OF THE SANDS OF TIME to be released nationwide on July 21st.

Being called the "science fiction for the adrenaline junkie" ALL YOU NEED IS KILL is by bestselling author John Scalzi (author of Old Man's War; while THE LORD OF THE SANDS OF TIME will present time travel adventure through ancient Japan, the Second world War and the 26th Century. These two novels are the "flagship" titles for Haikasoru and the first imprint in the U.S. that is dedicated to Japanese Science fiction in translation.
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on June 25, 2009 @ 05:49:27 PM in News Articles
After a brief hiatus the FUNimation Entertainment video portal has returned. Included in this return is the newest episode of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. Available today (June 25) are episodes 10 and 11 and the debut of episode 12.

There are quite a few new back-end features that might make users pleased, which of course includes great bandwidth. As they continued to develop and implement their new features and functionality they would like users to post any issues on their forums.

Source: FUNimation Entertainment
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on June 24, 2009 @ 05:41:13 PM in News Articles



The alternate-world adult computer game 11eyes has been given the green light for Manga and Anime Adaptations beginning this fall. The August issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Comp Ace magazine will announce on Friday that a television anime adaptation and a manga of Lass' 11eyes - Tsumi to Batsu to Aganai no Shōjo will begin this fall. They are yet to announce a cast or staff for the series.

The story centers on Kakeru Satsuki, a boy who has been mourning the loss of his last remaining family member, his older sister, for the past five years. Satsuki, his childhood friend Yuka Minase, and four other Kōryōkan Academy schoolmates are suddenly transported to the world of "Red Night," where a giant black moon hangs over the skies. The six can only return home after dealing with the six black knights of this alternate world. - Anime News Network

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Posted by LadyPSerenity on June 24, 2009 @ 07:43:32 AM in News Articles
During the the "Ani-Monday" block on the SCI FI Channel we can expect a return of Gundam 00. This was announced by Bandai Entertainment Inc. in a license with Starz Media and will take place on June 29th. Two episodes will be running each week during the 13 week run.

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 is the latest in the long running Gundam franchise and takes place in the year 2307 A.D. The series will be on the second season and is directed by Seiji Mizushima (Fullmetal Alchemist, Evangelion and Appleseed: Ex Machina)

The series is directed by Seiji Mizushima whose past credits as a director and
storyboard artist include Fullmetal Alchemist, Evangelion, and Appleseed: Ex Machina.
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on June 23, 2009 @ 07:01:47 PM in News Articles
Aoi Hana's Anime adaptation by Kenichi Kasai and J.C. Staff is set to debut in Japan on July 1st. (Canada day!) The official website for J.C. Staff's television anime adaptation of Takako Shimura's Aoi Hana yuri manga has begun streaming three videos on Tuesday. There is now a 15 second television commercia, a 115 second promotional video and a 38 second behind the scenes production video that can be viewed on the website's trailer section.





Aoi Hana will be directed by Kenichi Kasai of Honey and Clover, Kimikiss pure rouge, Nodame Cantabile, etc. and Fumihiko Takayama will supervise the scripts. The characters will be designed by Masayuki Onchi (Cromartie High School, Daa! Daa! Daa!, Mirmo Zibang).

In the original manga's story, Fumi and Akira were close childhood friends until Fumi had to move away. Ten years after losing touch with each other, the two girls meet again as high school freshmen. The two struggle to reconnect after so much has changed, and both deal with the trials and tribulations of high school — sometimes independently and sometimes with each other's help. - Anime News Network

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Posted by LadyPSerenity on June 23, 2009 @ 05:56:55 PM in News Articles
Tsubasa and xxxHOLiC's official websites are announcing that production on a new xxxHOLiC original Animation DVD (OAD) has been given the green light. The new OAD episode will ship with the 16th volume of CLAMP's original xxxHOLiC manga. (As was done with the first two episodes in the 14th and 15th volumes)

The new episode will be directed by Director Tsutomu Mizushima and produced by Production I.G. as was done with the others.

Del Rey publishes the xxxHOLiC manga in North America, while Funimation has released the first xxxHOLiC television series and film.

Source: Anime News Network
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Posted by Kishiro on June 11, 2009 @ 05:55:49 PM in Press Releases
Anime Expo® 2009 is proud to announce its latest programming addition the AX AFTER DARK program that will be hosted at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and the 24 Hour Shuttle Service Program that will also be held during the nation's largest anime and manga convention held July 2-5, 2009 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. More information can be found on the website Anime-expo.org.

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Posted by Cless Alvein on February 08, 2009 @ 08:40:13 PM in Industry News
February 6, 2009

Anaheim, CA - Award Winners to be Announced at Anime Expo® 2009 on July 2, 2009

Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) announces a call for entries for the 2009 SPJA Industry Awards, one of the most prestigious awards that can be given to any studio and/or individual within the Anime/Manga industries to be held during the Industry Reception at the nation's largest Anime/Manga convention Anime Expo® 2009 (July 2-5, 2009; www.anime-expo.org). More information can be found on the website www.spja.org.
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