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Posted by Daenerys on May 15, 2010 @ 10:08:29 PM in News Articles
On Monday, the Osaka Prefectural Government has designated eight boys-love manga magazines as "harmful publications," the legal category of publications which may not be bought or read by anyone younger than 18 years old.
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Posted by Daenerys on May 15, 2010 @ 12:21:04 AM in Industry News
New Mexico's Albuquerque Public Schools held a Thursday hearing over a parent's concerns on the Death Note manga series, but a committee voted unanimously against a proposed district-wide ban on the manga. Peggy Salazar, a mother of a student at Albuquerque's Volcano Vista High School, advocated for the ban and added, "Killing is just not something we should put out there for our kids to read in this way." At least two of the district's 13 other high schools — Valley High School and Atrisco Heritage Academy — also carry the manga in their libraries.

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Posted by Daenerys on April 28, 2010 @ 02:01:02 PM in News Articles
On Wednesday, the Osaka Prefectural Government posted the latest 11 magazine issues that it is designating for its "harmful publications" list — including eight boys-love manga magazine issues. In accordance with its existing ordinance regarding the healthy development of youths, Osaka has been maintaining a list of "harmful publications" which are legally prohibited from being bought or read by anyone younger than 18 years old. The April 30 addendum to the list is as follows:
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Posted by Daenerys on April 19, 2010 @ 11:43:39 PM in Anime / Manga
Bandai announces that the Official Gundam Cafe opens on April 24, 2010 at the JR Akihabara Station.

You can read more on the official website here. (It opens a .pdf file.)
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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 LadyPSerenity on September 03, 2009 @ 07:36:05 AM in News Articles
In the second online discussion panel ("webinar") on Wednesday Tokypop announced that it will publish .hack//4Koma on April 6, 2010. Koichi Sumimaru's manga is a four panel gag comedy which re-imagines Kite, Atoli, Haseo and the other characters from the .hack//G.U. role-playing game trilogy. While Tokyopop has published most of the other manga tie-ins from the .hack franchise, Bandai Entertainment released most of the animes including the .hack//G.U. trilogy movie. Amazon's retail website informs us that Ryan Peterson is translating this 192 page manga as he did for .hack//G.U. and .hack//XXXX.



Other titles that had be revealed thrugh retailers such as .hack//Alcor, .hack//CELL, Deadman Wonderland and Hanako and the Tellar f Allegory have now been officially annoucned by Tokyopop. This official annoucement comes at a time where there has been some pretty bad news from Tokypop.
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on July 20, 2009 @ 10:02:19 PM in News Articles



The creator of the Eat-man manga published by Viz Media in North America has launched his new Chikyu no Hokago manga series in the September issue of Akita Shoten's Monthly Champion RED Magazine on Saturday. Akihito Yoshitomi's new series is about three girls and one boy who survive on Earth after the rest of humanity has been wiped out. He had previously published a one shot of the series in the may issue of the same magazine and the popularity has led to the ongoing manga series.

Source: Anime News Network
[Tags: manga, Chikyu no Hokage, Earth Afterschool, Akihito Toshitomi, Viz Media, Bandai Entertainment, ADV Manga, Eat-Man]
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on July 07, 2009 @ 06:00:56 PM in News Articles
XSEED, a video game publisher, will be releasing the Namco-Bandai developed Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces. the game has been released in Japan last year and is a flight combat game for the Ninetendo Wii.



Developed by Project Aces team that was responsible for the venerable Ace Combat series the game is based off of the storyline found in the 'feature film'. It is expected to be released during the holiday season.
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on July 05, 2009 @ 10:52:59 AM in News Articles



NAMCO Bandai Games America has confirmed that they have licensed the exclusive North American rights to publish videogames for the Dragon Ball franchise from 2010 to 2014. While Atari currently holds the agreement with FUNimation for the Dragon Ball game rights, the agreement ends this year. FUNimation Entertainment has made attempts to terminate Atari's license in October of 2007, but Atari negotiated the continuation of the license in December of that year.

The games are based on Akira Toriyama's fighting action manga and Toei Animation's anime adapatation of that manga. NAMCO Bandai Games America negotiated with Toei and FUNimation for the new agreement. The new agreement not set to officially start until 2009, will be preceeded by the publisher releasing 3 Dragon Ball games for the Xbox 360, PS3, Wii and DS.

The games are:

Dragon Ball: Raging Blast for the Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony PlayStation 3 consoles,
Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo for the Nintendo Wii console
Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans for the Nintendo DS system

Source: Anime News Network
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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 @ 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.
[Tags: Bandai Namco, Bandai, Anime, JAM Project, Haruhi Suzumiya, Lucky Star, Aya Hirano, Ali Project, Lantis]
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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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