FUNimation Entertainment Acquires the Fantasy Action Adventure Series Fairy Tail
Flower Mound, TX (April 22, 2011) - FUNimation(R) Entertainment today announced that it has acquired home entertainment, broadcast, digital, mobile and merchandise rights for the first 48 episodes of the magical anime series “Fairy Tail” from KODANSHA LTD.
Based on the manga of the same name by Hiro Mashima originally serialized in the Weekly Shonen Magazine published by KODANSHA LTD., the ongoing series is produced by A-1 Pictures and Satelight and directed by Shinji Ishihara.
The series follows the adventures of Lucy Heartfilia, a young girl who wants desperately to be a full-fledged mage. She runs away from home and towards the land of Fiore to join the most prestigious of all mage guilds in the world: the Fairy Tail Guild. Along the way, she meets Natsu Dragneel, a quirky teenage boy and practicitioner of the ancient Dragon Slayer magic. With his best friend, Happy the cat, beside him, Natsu is looking for his foster parent, a dragon named Igneel. They become a team and take on odd jobs for fame and profit. Epic adventures await!
FUNimation has begun production on the U.S. release and its English dub featuring actor Todd Haberkorn as Natsu. Tyler Walker is ADR Director.
The anime studio will release the complete series on DVD and Blu-ray later this year.
14:18:09 night raid 1931 in august
14:18:17 complete collection
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SENTAI FILMWORKS ANNOUNCES LICENSE of NIGHT RAID 1931
HOUSTON, April 23, 2011—Sentai Filmworks announces its acquisition of the spectacular anime series Night Raid 1931. Directed by Jun Matsumoto (Persona – Trinity Scroll) with script supervision by Shinsuke Onishi (The Third, Shin Getter Robo,) the 17 episode series was produced by A-1 Pictures and Aniplex and features character designs by acclaimed manga master Akimine Kamijyo (Samurai Deeper Kyo.) Sentai’s forthcoming release will include episodes 0-13, PLUS two unaired episodes as well as a special bonus recap episode.
Synopsis: The year is 1931. The City is Shanghai. Ten years before America will enter World War II, the hydra’s teeth planted by the first great global conflict are beginning to germinate, hatching into spiders weaving the complex web of plots and conspiracies destined to inevitably draw entire nations, against their will, to the brink of destruction once more. And caught in the heart of these webs, desperately seeking to separate lies from truth, is "Sakurai Kikan," an ultra-secret intelligence agency staffed by extraordinarily talented individuals with abilities far beyond those of normal humans. Their duty: stop the darkest plots and eliminate the greatest threats. But in a city built on intrigue, can even a team of clairvoyants, telepaths and espers stand against the ultimate forces of destiny? As the Japanese Imperial Army rolls across China, documented facts and fantasy intermingle in the breathtaking exploration of alternative history that is NIGHT RAID 1931!
Look for Night Raid 1931 on DVD & Blu-Ray at your favorite retailer this August!
Voltron: Defender of the Universe - New 'Legend Begins' DVD Seals Classic Media Deal, Has New Extras
No specific release date yet, but planned to be available with 2 months of the debut of the new Nicktoons continuation series, Voltron Force
World Events Productions has signed a new home video partnership with Classic Media, replacing the now-lapsed licensing agreement with Media Blasters (which resulted in the cancellation of plans for a Blu-ray Fleet of Doom release). With WEP's Voltron brand managers focused launching the new Voltron Force series on Nicktoons this June, the studio has also had to repeatedly push back their own in-house plans for a DVD release of the 1998 series, Voltron: The Third Dimension, which they originally hoped to have out last summer. They still intend to make that release happen, but there's no current timeline for it. In the meantime, Classic Media wants to get their DVD line going by taking fans back to where it all started!
This August (a specific date has not yet been announced), Classic Media and WEP will release Voltron: Defender of the Universe - The Legend Begins, with the first 7 episodes of the original classic '80s television show. Now, Classic is well aware that the original "Lion Force" show has been available on DVD before, both in premium releases and then in standardly-boxed releases. So this new item is mainly aimed at people who may have missed those previous sets, or at more casual (or budget-conscious) fans that didn't invest in those multi-disc collections, or to new fans who look into the original show after getting hooked on the upcoming Voltron Force series (which is a continuation of the classic "Lion Force" story!). But to entice passionate fans to look into the new title as well, Classic Media and WEP have started with a low price point of just $12.98 SRP, and are also including "colossal" bonus features, newly made for Voltron: Defender of the Universe - The Legend Begins:
Voltron 101 - An introduction to many of the elements that made the classic Voltron series such a hit in the 80's
Voltron Art Slide Show: An exclusive slideshow that features fan art and interpretations of the classic Voltron characters
Voltron Force Sizzle Reel: A peek at the new Voltron Force series which takes place 5 years after the classic series concluded
For those who wonder, there has been no mention of a Blu-ray Disc format release of this title, or anything else from Voltron, from the new Classic Media deal. It could happen at some point, but nothing's been announced. Package art for the new release has not been made available yet, but stay tuned for updates!
Flower Mound, Texas (May 12, 2011) – Following the exclusive U.S. simulcast of the Fall 2010 noitaminA block series “Princess Jellyfish” (“Kuragehime’) in February, FUNimation Entertainment asked fans on its Facebook page what they thought of the series and whether they would purchase the series should it be offered on DVD or Blu-ray.
The resulting response was an overwhelming “Yes, please!”:
Today, FUNimation Entertainment announced that it has also acquired the U.S. home entertainment, broadcast, digital and merchandise rights from Fuji Television and will release the series on DVD and Blu-ray in 2012.
“Princess Jellyfish” is a romantic-comedy based on the award-winning manga by Akiko Higashimura. Animation for the series is done by Brain’s Base (“Spice and Wolf II”, “Baccano!”) and is directed by Takahiro Omori (“Baccano!,” “Hell Girl,” and “Durarara!!”). The story follows Tsukimi and her wallflower friends who are hopeless nerds with bizarre hobbies. Their crippling social anxieties keep them from setting foot outside the all-girl apartment complex they inhabit, but a late night jellyfish rescue mission and the arrival of a “Stylish Girl” turn their lives upside down!
FUNimation Entertainment to Release the Film
FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: THE SACRED STAR OF MILOS
Flower Mound, TX (May 21, 2011) – FUNimation ® Entertainment has acquired the second film based on the popular Fullmetal Alchemist franchise, FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: THE SACRED STAR OF MILOS (also known as Fullmetal Alchemist: Milos no Sei naru Hoshi), which is set to premiere in Japan on July 2nd, 2011.
Longtime partner Aniplex, Inc. has awarded the U.S. theatrical, home entertainment, digital and broadcast rights to the animated feature-length film to American distributor FUNimation.
The movie is produced by studio BONES and directed by Kazuya Murata.
FUNimation will release the English dub version of FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: THE SACRED STAR OF MILOS in theaters in early 2012 and on DVD and Blu-ray in the Spring.
Famed J-rock band L’Arc-en-Ciel will perform the theme song for the movie. Their song “READY STEADY GO” had been the opening theme song for the smash-hit TV animation series “FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST” in 2004, and “Link” was the theme song for the “FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa” in 2005.
Fans can see the Japanese trailer including a preview of L’Arc-en-Ciel’s new song on the official website of FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: THE SACRED STAR OF MILOS: http://www.hagaren-movie.net/
FUNimation Entertainment Acquires Is This A Zombie?
Flower Mound, TX (May 21, 2011) - FUNimation(R) Entertainment today announced that it has acquired home entertainment, broadcast, digital, online and merchandise rights for the fantasy anime series “Is This A Zombie?” ( or "Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka?") from Kadokawa.
Based on the light novel series of the same name by Shinichi Kimura, the 12-episode and OVA anime adaptation is produced by Studio Deen and directed by Takaomi Kanasaki ("Hellsing").
In "Is This A Zombie?", Aikawa Ayumu is a normal high school boy until the day he is killed by a serial killer and then revived by a necromancer named Eucliwood Hellscythe -- as a zombie!
FUNimation will release the series on DVD in 2012.
MM will be released in September. Part 1 of Amagami SS also in September. #sentai#ACen
Both MM and Amagami will likely be released sub-only. #sentai#ACen
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SENTAI FILMWORKS ANNOUNCES LICENSE of “AMAGAMI SS”
HOUSTON, MAY 21, 2011—Sentai Filmworks today announced its acquisition of the animated romantic omnibus AMAGAMI SS. Based on Enterbrain’s (KIMIKISS) hit dating simulation game for the PS2, and produced by Enterbrain themselvess in cooperation with animation by the legendary AIC (Ah! My Goddess, Angel Beats, Bubblegum Crisis, Tenchi Muyo,), the 26 episode series, which includes two bonus episodes, was directed and co-written by Yoshimasa Hiraike and takes a truly unique spin in its adaptation from the original material. Daring to go where few anime based on role-playing games games have dared, AMAGAMI SS eschews the traditional practice of focusing on a handful of characters and instead presents multiple storylines that follow the paths of each of the potential romantic relationships in the original games as a series of separate, alternate stories rather than a single hybrid story.
When his date stood him up on Christmas Eve two years ago, Junichi Tachibana felt a little piece inside him shrivel up and die. Now he distrusts the very idea of love, which is a shame because Karma is about to hit him back in a MAJOR way. You see, there are SEVERAL girls who would all make wonderful partners for Junichi if he would only open his eyes. Are you ready for a half-dozen or more romances, all at the same time? Neither is Junichi, so through the miracle of animation, you’re about to see how each of those individual romances would have played out if someone had done just the right thing at the right time, as the guy without a date’s luck goes from bad to multi-verse in AMAGAMI SS!
Look for AMAGAMI SS subtitled on DVD this autumn, available at traditional and digital retailers everywhere.
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SENTAI FILMWORKS ANNOUNCES LICENSE of “MM!”
HOUSTON, MAY 21, 2011—Sentai Filmworks today announced its acquisition of MM! (pronounced Emu! Emu!) the outrageous new animated series comedy that takes a decidedly different bent when it comes to looking at people of a decidedly different bent. Based on the twelve novel series of the same name by the late Akinari Mitsuno, and subsequent manga adaptation illustrated by Issei Hyoujyu with character designs by QP: Flapper, the new series features direction by Tsuyoshi Nagasawa (storyboards for To Loveru), and follows the adventures of a character who discovers that, while he, himself, might be a masochist, there are other people he knows with equally life affecting fixations.
There are twisted tales and twisted tales, but few are as twisted as poor Sado’s, who’s just realized that he LIKES being made miserable. Of course, knowing that only makes him more miserable, which in turn… Well, you get the idea. Desperate to break the circle, Sado volunteers for a special club where he hopes he can work through his issues, only to discover that the other members have equally complex issues to deal with. The hyper-aggressive club president Isurugi, for example, not only has a violent fear of cats, but also believes herself to be a god! Then there’s Yuno, who’s terrified of men; the Nurse, who forces other people to perform cosplay; and Hayama, who’s not only Sado’s best friend and a compulsive cross-dresser, but also the girl that Sado is infatuated with. (We did say it was complex.) If you think you’ve seen EVERYTHING that can happen in an anime, strap in for a spin on the newest rollercoaster ride in town with MM!
If you’re looking for something just a little unusual (we’d say off the “beaten” path, but that’s not exactly correct for Sado) be on the lookout for MM! Available subtitled in English via both DVD and digital retailers this September.
HOUSTON, June 6th, 2011—Maiden Japan today announced its acquisition of Glass Maiden, the 12 episode science fiction/detective anime series directed by Mitsuko Kase (SaiKano, MS Gundam 08th Team: Miller’s Report) with character designs by Hisashi Kagawa (SaiKano, Pokemon 3.) Created specifically for broadcast, Glass Maiden fuses elements from a wide variety of genres as a small detective agency finds itself aiding a series of intelligent weapons built into feminine forms fight for their independence against a force that intends to enslave them.
Shu’s a detective, the brooding, enigmatic type with an eye for the ladies. Together with his kid brother Akira, and ‘the girls’ Manami and Ayaka, he runs an investigative agency that takes on odd cases. But when the oddest case of all comes through: a ‘package’ intended for ‘delivery,’ it turns out to be a lot more trouble than expected. Shu’s always considered himself a quick study (he can see through most lies in a second), but when he goes head on with a girl who doesn’t even know who she is, he’ll be seeing through more than he ever imagined seeing through. Unfortunately, there are other people who want Sara back and they know a lot more about who, and what, she actually is than she does! Old fashioned detective work meets the latest in modern weapons technology as sci-fi meets private eye in Glass Maiden!
Maiden Japan will be distributing Glass Maiden in conjunction with home video distributor Section23 Films (Clannad, High School of the Dead, Appleseed,) with the entire series to be released in both English Subtitled DVD and Digital Formats.
Location: Work. Or commuting. Certainly not at home.
Re: Unreleased Licensed U.S. Anime Properties
Hadn't noticed until now the licensing of MM! It's a bit on the ecchi side, but it's one of the funniest anime I've ever watched. Will definitely be picking it up.
"An avidity to punish is always dangerous to liberty. It leads men to stretch, to misinterpret, and to misapply even the best of laws. He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself." -- Thomas Paine
BANDAI ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES TEKKEN: BLOOD VENGEANCE NCM Fathom Event and DVD ACQUISITION!
June 7, 2011 (Cypress, CA) – Bandai Entertainment Inc. proudly announced today that they have entered into an agreement with NCM Fathom and Namco Bandai Games America for Tekken: Blood Vengeance in 3D!
The Fathom event will be at more than 375 U.S. movie theaters in 3D. Tickets and locations are available at participating box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. For a complete list of theater locations, prices, additional information, visit the Fathom website (theaters and participants are subject to change). This will be third such event Bandai Entertainment and NCM Fathom have done together, the first being Sword of the Stranger and Eureka Seven - good night, sleep tight, young lovers, but this is the first such event in 3D.
“It's fantastic to be working with Fathom again and on such an exciting project as Tekken: Blood Vengeance. This will be a special event,” said Bandai Entertainment President Ken Iyadomi.
Tekken: Blood Vengeance in 3D is based on the Tekken franchise and is an all original CGI movie featuring old and new characters. Following the feature will be an exclusive interview between Tekken Project Director Katsuhiro Harada and Dai Soto, the internationally known scriptwriter for Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Cowboy Bebop, and Wolf's Rain.
Additionally, Bandai Entertainment has acquired the movie for DVD release. The date of release and specs will be announced at a later date.
About Bandai Entertainment Inc.
Bandai Entertainment Inc. is a subsidiary of Namco Bandai Holdings (USA) Inc. and a premier distributor of Japanese animation on DVD and programming for television broadcast in North America. Titles include K-ON!, Gundam 00, Code Geass: Lelouch of Rebellion, Lucky Star, Gurren Lagann,The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Cowboy Bebop, Outlaw Star, Escaflowne, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, and more.
Namco Bandai Games, Bandai Entertainment and NCM Fathom are partnering to bring TEKKEN Blood Vengeance 3D to movie theaters for a One Night Only event on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 7:30 pm (local time). This special event is based on one of the most popular and well-known gaming brands in the world, TEKKEN. TEKKEN Blood Vengeance 3D will give fans a look into history and motivations of the fighters who join the King of Iron Fist Tournament.
Following the presentation to TEKKEN Blood Vengeance 3D will be a 20 minute special featuring interviews with the TEKKEN Project Director and Screenwriter.
Tickets are on sale now for this One Night Only event. Enter your zip code to find participating theatres near you. Limited seats available – buy your tickets early!
Flower Mound, TX (July 11, 2011) – FUNimation Entertainment announced today that it has acquired rights to distribute the anime series “We Without Wings – Under the Innocent Sky.” These rights include home entertainment, broadcast, digital and merchandise. This romantic comedy, from director Shinji Ushiro ("Blessing of the Campanella”), revolves around a group of young people whose seemingly unconnected lives may be linked in an alternate world.
SENTAI FILMWORKS ANNOUNCES LICENSE of “MARDOCK SCRAMBLE”
HOUSTON, June 20, 2011—Sentai Filmworks today announced the licensing of MARDOCK SCRAMBLE, a spectacular new trilogy of animated features based on the original novel by Tow Ubukata (Le Chevalier D’Eon.) An ultraviolent new franchise in which a murdered girl is transformed into a cybernetic grim reaper, the first film in the series will be directed by Susumu Kudo (He Is My Master, Mirage of Blaze) from screenplays by Ubutaka himself and with character designs by Jun Nakai (Sacred Blacksmith, Tokyo Majin) and Shingo Suzuki (Princess Lover.)
To stop the unstoppable you need the irresistible. To kill the unkillable, you need someone for whom death no longer has a meaning. And to catch the perfect serial killer, you need the one person who knows his methods the best… his last victim! Murdered and reborn, no longer human, the female cyborg named Balot exists for only one reason – to track down the man who killed her and bring him to justice. But can even the ultimate hybrid between ghost and machine take down a monster who wipes his own memory… especially when HIS partner already has HER in his sights? The future will be painted blood red as vengeance hit the streets in MARDOCK SCRAMBLE!
MARDOCK SCRAMBLE: THE FIRST COMPRESSION, the first film in the new hit series, will be available this September in both English dubbed and English subtitled versions on DVD and via digital retailers. A Blu-Ray version is planned for 2012 release.
About Sentai Filmworks:
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, including hit series like Highschool of the Dead, Guin Saga, Needless, Canaan and Angel Beats. Sentai Filmworks programs can be found on home video distributed by Ingram Entertainment, Baker & Taylor, Section23Films, The Right Stuf and other good and fine distributors. Digital product offerings may be found at iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Zune Marketplace, Anime Network, Playstation Network and YouTube.
June 20, 2011 (Cypress, CA) - Bandai Entertainment announced today the English cast for the upcoming Tekken: Blood Vengeance 3D which will be premiered July 26, 2011 in a special event from NCM Fathom.
Carrie Keranen AS Ling Ziaoyu
Cristina Vee AS Alisa Bosconovitch
David Vincent AS Shin Kamiya
Kyle Herbert AS Kazuya Mishima
Tara Platt AS Anna Williams
Charlotte Bell AS Nina Williams
Darren Daniels AS Jin Kazama
Tekken: Blood Vengeance will be released on DVD and on Hybrid Blu-ray later in 2011!
FUNimation Entertainment to Distribute LASTEXILE - Fam, The Silver Wing - in the U.S.
Project Marks 20th Anniversary of GONZO and New Chapter in Hit Anime Series
Flower Mound, Texas (June 22, 2011) – FUNimation® Entertainment today announced it has acquired the U.S. internet streaming and home video rights to the action adventure fantasy anime series “LASTEXILE - Fam, The Silver Wing - ” (also known as “Rasuto Eguzairu - Ginyoku no Famu”) from the legendary studio GONZO, the production team behind the “LASTEXILE” saga.
“LASTEXILE” is a Japanese animated television series created by GONZO which aired on TV Tokyo in 2003. This new “LASTEXILE” brings back director Koichi Chigira, character designer Range Murata, production designer Makoto Kobayashi but will be a new story with new main characters and production designs.
Music will again be done by Hitomi Kuroishi.
U.S. anime fans will be able to see the world premiere of the first episode of “LASTEXILE -Fam, The Silver Wing-” at this year’s Anime Expo in Los Angeles, July 1-4. http://www.funimation.com/last-exile
About GONZO K.K.
GONZO K.K. is a Tokyo-based media company founded in September 1992. Through its Emmy-winning production company, GONZO produces innovative content for both domestic and international markets. Also an experienced media rights manager, GONZO usually controls licensing, merchandising, and international distribution rights to the content it produces. For additional information, please visit http://www.gonzo.co.jp (Japanese only).
About FUNimation® Entertainment
FUNimation® Entertainment is the leading company for home video sales of Japanese animation in the United States. FUNimation has a proven formula for launching and advancing brands, and manages a full spectrum of rights for most of its brands including broadcasting, licensing, production, internet, and home video sales and distribution. For more information about FUNimation Entertainment and its brands, visit http;//www.funimation.com.
via PR... | EDIT: The sequel Himawari!! is also licensed.
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MAIDEN JAPAN ANNOUNCES LICENSE OF HIMAWARI!
HOUSTON, June 23, 2011— Entertainment label Maiden Japan today announced its acquisition of the hit animated series HIMAWARI!Based on the teenage ninja manga sensation from the writer/artist team of GoDO and Tagro, HIMAWARI!was directed by Shigenori Kageyama (Fist of the North Star) with script supervision by Mamiko Ikeda (Sgt. Frog, Emma- A Victorian Romance) and character designs by Okama (Evangelion 1.0 & 2.0,) and Seiji Kishimoto (Elfen Lied, Cat Girl Nuku Nuku.)
Ever since being rescued by a ninja when she was younger, Himawari Hinata’s greatest ambition has been to become one herself. Now, finally, she’s got her chance to study at Shinobi Gakuen, the elite academy where female ninja are trained! Unfortunately, Himawari isn’t as prepared as some of her fellow candidates and on her very first day she ends up being saved by one of her teachers. To the embarrassment, the person who rescues her isn’t even a ninja! He’s Hayato Marikoji and HIS duty is to teach the ninja how to act like a normal person like himself! With that inauspicious start, will Himawari ever be able to gain entrance to the school? And if she does, can she meet the rigorous standards demanded by her teachers? And why does Hayato remind her so much of an important person from her past? With a whole school full of ninjas, there’s certain to be more going on than meets the eye in HIMAWARI!
Maiden Japan will be distributing HIMAWARI! in conjunction with home video distributor Section23 (Clannad, High School of the Dead, Appleseed,) with the entire series to be released in both English Subtitled DVD and Digital Formats.
About Maiden Japan:
Maiden Japan is the exciting new anime label whose first release was the fan originated, cult-hit Papillon Rose. With the sci-fi/detective thriller Glass Maiden, Maiden Japan launched a new series of animated thrillers that will continue over the upcoming months. Keep your eyes ready for further announcements, coming soon!
About Section23 Films:
Section23 Films provides home video marketing and distribution services for a variety of companies, including Sentai Filmworks, Switchblade Pictures, Maiden Japan and AEsir Holdings. With its special focus on genre entertainment, Section23 Films distributes some of the very best anime, martial arts, and horror titles on the market today.
The North American anime distributor Media Blasters has announced on Tuesday that it acquired the Bakuman. television anime series. Media Blasters' AnimeWorks label will start releasing the anime on DVD this November with the first seven episodes and an English dub.
Media Blasters is pleased to announce the acquisition of the hit ANIME series BAKUMAN, the latest from the creators of the mega-hit DEATH NOTE! Joining the ranks of nerd culture shows like GENSHIKEN, Bakuman. will see its first release this year under the AnimeWorks label. BAKUMAN part one will launch in November on DVD, containing an English language dub and episodes 1-7.
The Bakuman. manga (Viz Media) has already launched in the United States, landing at number 6 on the New York Times Graphic Books Manga list and remaining on the list for eight straight weeks. In Japan, BAKUMAN consistently places on the top ten of all comic sales, and has even become an international hit, seeing strong releases in France, Spain, Germany, Canada, Australia, Korea and Taiwan.
The anime series BAKUMAN was created by writer TSUGUMI OHBA and artist TAKESHI OBATA, the team responsible for the hit comic, TV and movie franchise DEATH NOTE. BAKUMAN is a far cry from that supernatural thriller, instead it's the semi-autobiographical tale of an artist and writer team trying to make it in the brutal Japanese anime and manga industry! The genius of Ohba and Obata shines in this compelling race through the world of publishing, from the very bottom to the very top. Not content with showing glimpses into the industry, they go for all-out panoramic views packed with insider details. Anyone who's interested in anime and manga or has dreams of working in comics and animation needs to see BAKUMAN!
Brilliant but psychologically off-balance characters? A crazy premise that somehow manages to work? Homoerotic overtones? Hey, this is exactly like Death Note! But in all seriousness, it looks like Ohba and Obata are on their way to another hit.... A slice-of-life chronicle about the dreams of youth. --Carlo Santos, Anime News Network
Ohba and Obata provide a remarkable behind-the-scenes of the manga industry... an extremely polished, consistent, and gorgeously illustrated series! --Christopher Butcher, comics212.net
About Media Blasters, INC. Founded in 1997, New York City based Media Blasters was created to give sub-culture media the treatment and distribution usually only afforded to pop-culture offerings. Some of Media Blasters' most well known labels include AnimeWorks, specializing in Japanese animation, Tokyo Shock, specializing in Asian film, and Shriek Show, specializing in horror. Engaging in licensing, production, localizing and distribution, MB has handled groundbreaking titles like the perennial blockbuster BERSERK, Adult Swim's MORIBITO: GUARDIAN OF THE SPIRIT, action hit VERSUS, cult classic ICHI THE KILLER and the legendary original VOLTRON DEFENDER OF THE UNIVERSE TV series. Media Blasters has even opened the door to new productions, creating sub-culture favorites like DEATHTRANCE and MACHINE GIRL.