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07-24-09, 07:15 PM
<table border="1" cellspacing="1" width="1048" dir="ltr" height="622" bordercolor="#000000" bordercolorlight="#000000" bordercolordark="#000000"><tbody><tr><td width="333" align="center" height="31"><p align="center"><b>Studio<font style="font-size: 9pt"></font></b></td><td width="452" height="31" align="center"><p align="center"><b>Unreleased Anime License<font size="1"></font></b></td><td width="90" align="center" height="31"><b>Announced Date</b></td><td width="115" align="center" height="24"><b>Release Date</b></td></tr><tr><td width="900" align="left" height="19" bgcolor="#808080" colspan="4">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Aniplex of America</td><td width="352" height="19"><a href="http://www.aniplexusa.com/daybreakillusion/">Day Break Illusion</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">06/27/2013</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Aniplex of America [Simulcast]</td><td width="352" height="19"><a href="http://www.fatestaynightusa.com">Fate/stay night (2014)</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">05/24/2014</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">X</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Aniplex of America [Streaming]</td><td width="352" height="19">Ghost Slayers Ayashi</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">-</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">X</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Aniplex of America</td><td width="352" height="19"><a href="http://magi-usa.com/">Magi: The Kingdom of Magic</a> (to be dubbed)</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">09/18/2013</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Aniplex of America [Simulcast]</td><td width="352" height="19"><a href="http://www.aniplexusa.com/mekakucityactors/">MEKAKUCITY ACTORS</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">03/22/2014</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">X</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Aniplex of America [Simulcast]</td><td width="352" height="19"><a href="http://www.aniplexusa.com/mushishi/">Mushi-Shi (sequel series)</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">03/22/2014</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">X</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Aniplex of America [Simulcast]</td><td width="352" height="19"><a href="http://www.aniplexusa.com/nanana/">Nanana's Buried Treasure</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">03/22/2014</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">X</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Aniplex of America [Streaming]</td><td width="352" height="19"><a href="http://aniplexusa.com/rurounikenshin/">Rurouni Kenshin (TV)</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">10/18/2013</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">X</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Aniplex of America</td><td width="352" height="19"><a href="http://www.samuraiflamenco.com/">Samurai Flamenco</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">06/20/2013</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Aniplex of America</td><td width="352" height="19"><a href="http://www.aniplexusa.com/silverspoon/">Silver Spoon: Season 2</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">06/20/2013</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Aniplex of America [Streaming]</td><td width="352" height="19"><a href="http://www.aniplexusa.com/stardriver/">Star Driver</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">-</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">X</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Aniplex of America [Simulcast]</td><td width="352" height="19"><a href="http://www.swordart-onlineusa.com/">Sword Art Online EXTRA EDITION</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">11/07/2013</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">X</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Aniplex of America [Simulcast]</td><td width="352" height="19"><a href="http://www.swordart-onlineusa.com/">Sword Art Online II</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">04/19/2014</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">X</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Aniplex of America [Simulcast]</td><td width="352" height="19"><a href="http://mahouka.us/">The irregular at magic high school</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">03/22/2014</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">X</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Aniplex of America</td><td width="352" height="19"><a href="http://www.aniplexusa.com/valvrave/">Valvrave the Liberator: Season 2</a> [subtitled BD]</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">09/18/2013</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Aniplex of America</td><td width="352" height="19"><a href="http://www.aniplexusa.com/zvezda/">World Conquest Zvezda Plot</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">12/19/2013</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="900" align="left" height="19" bgcolor="#808080" colspan="4">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Discotek Media</td><td width="352" height="19">Cardcaptor Sakura Movie [BD]</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">07/06/2013</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19" dir="ltr">2014</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Discotek Media</td><td width="352" height="19">Ceres, Celestial Legend</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">06/17/2014</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19" dir="ltr">2015</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Discotek Media</td><td width="352" height="19">Chi's Sweet Home</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">04/28/2014</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19" dir="ltr">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Discotek Media</td><td width="352" height="19">Chi's New Address (Season 2)</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">04/28/2014</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19" dir="ltr">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Discotek Media</td><td width="352" height="19">Devilman (TV)</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">07/16/2013</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19" dir="ltr">November 2014</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Discotek Media</td><td width="352" height="19">Flame of Recca</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">06/17/2014</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19" dir="ltr">2015</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Discotek Media</td><td width="352" height="19">Hols, Prince of the Sun (Little Norse Prince)</td><td align="center" width="106" 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Castle of Cagliostro [BD]</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">03/26/2014</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19" dir="ltr">Late '14/Early '15</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Discotek Media</td><td width="352" height="19">Monster Rancher [Subbed]</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">05/02/2013</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">TBD</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Discotek Media</td><td width="352" height="19">Sherlock Hound</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">04/10/2014</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19" dir="ltr">Was 9/30/14</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Discotek Media</td><td width="352" height="19">Shin Mazinger Z Impact</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">06/16/2014</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19" dir="ltr">2015</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Discotek Media</td><td width="352" height="19">Super Dimension 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BD]</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">12/18/2013</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19"><font size="1">Late fall/early winter '14</font></td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">FUNimation Entertainment</td><td width="402" height="19">Angel Links</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">08/10/2013</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="23">FUNimation Entertainment</td><td width="402" height="23">Banner of the Stars</td><td align="center" width="106" height="23">08/10/2013</td><td align="center" width="139" height="23">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">FUNimation Entertainment</td><td width="402" height="19">Banner of the Stars II</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">08/10/2013</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">FUNimation Entertainment</td><td width="402" height="19"><a href="http://www.funimation.com/shows/barakamon">Barakamon</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">07/05/2014</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">FUNimation Entertainment</td><td width="402" height="19"><a href="http://www.funimation.com/shows/black-butler">Black Butler Book of Circus</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">07/05/2014</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">FUNimation Entertainment</td><td width="402" height="19"><a href="http://www.funimation.com/shows/black-butler">Black Butler Book of Murder (OVA)</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">08/09/2014</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">FUNimation Entertainment</td><td width="402" height="19"><a href="http://www.funimation.com/shows/blazblue">BlazBlue: Alter Memory</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">08/09/2014</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">FUNimation Entertainment [Simulcast]</td><td width="402" height="19"><a href="http://www.funimation.com/shows/brothers-conflict">Brothers Conflict</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">06/28/2013</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">X</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">FUNimation Entertainment [Simulcast]</td><td width="402" height="19"><a href="http://www.funimation.com/shows/buddy-complex">Buddy Complex</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">01/06/2014</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">X</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">FUNimation Entertainment [Simulcast]</td><td width="402" height="19"><a href="http://www.funimation.com/shows/c3-anime">C³ -Cube x Cursed x Curious-</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">10/14/2011</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">X</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">FUNimation Entertainment</td><td width="402" height="19">Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">08/10/2013</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">FUNimation Entertainment</td><td width="402" height="19">Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">08/10/2013</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">FUNimation Entertainment</td><td width="402" height="19">Code Geass: Akito the Exiled</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">08/10/2013</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">FUNimation Entertainment</td><td width="402" height="19"><a href="http://www.funimation.com/shows/cowboy-bebop">Cowboy Bebop</a> [DVD &amp; BD]</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">08/10/2013</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">December 2014</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">FUNimation Entertainment</td><td width="402" height="19">Crest of the Stars</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">08/10/2013</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">FUNimation Entertainment</td><td width="402" height="19"><a href="http://www.funimation.com/shows/d-fragments">D-Frag!</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">08/09/2014</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">FUNimation Entertainment [Simulcast]</td><td width="402" height="19"><a href="http://www.funimation.com/shows/daimidaler">DAIMIDALER: PRINCE VS. 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height="19">07/05/2014</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">FUNimation Entertainment</td><td width="402" height="19"><a href="http://www.funimation.com/shows/shonen-hollywood">SHONEN HOLLYWOOD –HOLLY STAGE FOR 49-</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">07/03/2014</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">FUNimation Entertainment [Simulcast]</td><td width="402" height="19"><a href="http://www.funimation.com/shows/soul-eater-not">Soul Eater Not!</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">04/07/2014</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">X</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">FUNimation Entertainment</td><td width="402" height="19">Space Battleship Yamato Resurrection</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">07/28/2012</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">???</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">FUNimation Entertainment</td><td width="402" height="19"><a href="http://www.funimation.com/shows/space-dandy">Space Dandy</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">10/25/2013</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">2014?</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">FUNimation Entertainment</td><td width="402" height="19">Steins;Gate Movie</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">08/09/2014</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">FUNimation Entertainment</td><td width="402" height="19">Strike Witches Movie</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">08/09/2014</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">FUNimation Entertainment [Streaming]</td><td width="402" height="19"><a href="http://www.funimation.com/shows/symphogear">Symphogear</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">02/03/2012</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">X</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">FUNimation Entertainment</td><td width="402" height="19">Tales of the Abyss</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">08/10/2013</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">FUNimation Entertainment</td><td width="402" height="19">The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">08/09/2014</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">FUNimation Entertainment</td><td width="402" height="19">The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (2009)</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">08/09/2014</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">FUNimation Entertainment</td><td width="402" height="19">The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya (ONA)</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">08/09/2014</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">FUNimation Entertainment [Simulcast]</td><td width="402" height="19"><a href="http://www.funimation.com/shows/the-tatami-galaxy">The Tatami Galaxy</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">04/15/2010</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">X</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">FUNimation Entertainment</td><td width="402" height="19">The Vision of Escaflowne</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">08/10/2013</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">FUNimation Entertainment</td><td width="402" height="19"><a href="http://www.funimation.com/shows/tokyo-esp">Tokyo ESP</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">07/11/2014</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">FUNimation Entertainment</td><td width="402" height="19"><a 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147)</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">04/13/2011</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">X</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">FUNimation Entertainment</td><td width="402" height="19"><a href="http://www.funimation.com/shows/unbreakable-machine-doll">Unbreakable Machine-Doll</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">08/09/2014</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">FUNimation Entertainment</td><td width="402" height="19">Witch Hunter Robin</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">08/10/2013</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="900" align="left" height="19" bgcolor="#808080" colspan="4">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">GKids Films [Theatrical]</td><td width="402" height="19">Giovanni's Island</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">03/11/2014</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">X</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">GKids Films</td><td width="402" height="19"><a href="http://www.gkidsfilms.com/patema/">Patema Inverted</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">11/15/2013</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">GKids Films</td><td width="402" height="19">The Tale of the Princess Kaguya [DVD &amp; BD]</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">03/12/2014</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">GKids Films</td><td width="402" height="19"><a href="http://www.gkidsfilms.com/spaceshow/">Welcome to the Space Show</a> [DVD &amp; BD]</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">05/21/2014</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">October '14 ?</td></tr><tr><td width="900" align="left" height="19" bgcolor="#808080" colspan="4">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">NIS 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Japan</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">07/05/2014</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">2015</td></tr><tr><td width="900" align="left" height="19" bgcolor="#808080" colspan="4">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="18">Sentai Filmworks</td><td width="352" height="18"><a href="http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Akame-ga-Kill/Info">Akame ga Kill!</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="18">07/04/2014</td><td align="center" width="159" height="18">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Sentai Filmworks</td><td width="352" height="19">Argentosoma</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">08/10/2013</td><td align="center" width="159" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="18">Sentai Filmworks</td><td width="352" height="18"><a href="http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/ARGEVOLLEN/Info">ARGEVOLLEN</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="18">07/04/2014</td><td align="center" width="159" height="18">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Sentai Filmworks [Streaming]</td><td width="352" height="19"><a href="http://theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Battle-of-the-Planets/Info">Battle of the Planets</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">10/11/2013</td><td align="center" width="159" height="19">X</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Sentai Filmworks</td><td width="352" height="19">Betterman</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">05/22/2014</td><td align="center" width="159" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Sentai Filmworks</td><td width="352" height="19"><a href="http://theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Beyond-the-Boundary/Info">Beyond the Boundary</a> [DVD &amp; BD]</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">10/11/2013</td><td align="center" width="159" height="19">2014</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Sentai Filmworks</td><td width="352" height="19"><a href="http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Black-Bullet/Info">Black Bullet</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">04/25/2014</td><td align="center" width="159" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Sentai Filmworks</td><td width="352" height="19"><a href="http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Blade-Soul/Info">Blade &amp; Soul</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">05/01/2014</td><td align="center" width="159" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Sentai Filmworks</td><td width="352" height="19"><a href="http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Blade-Dance-of-the-Elementalers/Info">Bladedance of the Elementalers</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">07/11/2014</td><td align="center" width="159" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Sentai Filmworks</td><td width="352" height="19"><a href="http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Blue-Spring-Ride/Info">Blue Spring Ride</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">07/04/2014</td><td align="center" width="159" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Sentai Filmworks</td><td width="352" height="19">Brain Powered</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">08/10/2013</td><td align="center" width="159" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Sentai Filmworks</td><td width="352" height="19"><a href="http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Captain-Earth/Info">Captain Earth</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">04/24/2014</td><td align="center" width="159" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Sentai Filmworks</td><td width="352" height="19">Chaika -The Coffin Princess-</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">07/04/2014</td><td align="center" width="159" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Sentai Filmworks [TBA]</td><td width="352" height="19"><a href="http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Colorful-TV/Info">Colorful (TV)</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">12/14/2013</td><td align="center" width="159" height="19">X</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Sentai Filmworks</td><td width="352" height="19"><a href="http://theanimenetwork.com/Anime/DIABOLIK-LOVERS/Info">Diabolik Lovers</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">10/03/2013</td><td align="center" width="159" height="19">2014</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Sentai Filmworks</td><td width="352" height="19"><a href="http://theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Engaged-to-the-Unidentified/Info">Engaged to the Unidentified</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">01/03/2014</td><td align="center" width="159" height="19">2014</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Sentai Filmworks</td><td width="352" height="19"><a href="http://theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Familiar-of-Zero-F/Info">Familiar of Zero F</a> [Subtitled DVD?]</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">01/10/2012</td><td align="center" width="159" height="19">Was 2012</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Sentai Filmworks</td><td width="352" height="19"><a href="http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Glasslip/Info">GLASSLIP</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">07/04/2014</td><td align="center" width="159" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Sentai Filmworks</td><td width="352" height="19"><a href="http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Haikyuu/Info">Haikyuu!!</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">03/25/2014</td><td align="center" width="159" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Sentai Filmworks</td><td width="352" height="19"><a href="http://theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Hidamari-Sketch-x-Honeycomb-Season-4/Info">Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">09/28/2012</td><td align="center" width="159" height="19">Was 2013</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Sentai Filmworks</td><td width="352" height="19"><a href="http://theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Hozuki-no-Reitetsu/Info">Hozuki no Reitetsu</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">01/02/2014</td><td align="center" width="159" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Sentai Filmworks</td><td width="352" height="19">Infinite Ryvius</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">08/10/2013</td><td align="center" width="159" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Sentai Filmworks</td><td width="352" height="19"><a href="http://theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Infinite-Stratos-2/Info">Infinite Stratos 2</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">10/07/2013</td><td align="center" width="159" height="19">2014</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Sentai Filmworks</td><td width="352" height="19"><a href="http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Invaders-of-the-Rokujyoma/Info">Invaders of the Rokujyouma?!</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">07/04/2014</td><td align="center" width="159" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Sentai Filmworks</td><td width="352" height="19"><a href="http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Is-the-Order-a-Rabbit/Info">Is the Order a Rabbit?</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">04/21/2014</td><td align="center" width="159" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Sentai Filmworks</td><td width="352" height="19"><a href="http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Kamigami-no-Asobi/Info">Kamigami no Asobi</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">04/16/2014</td><td align="center" width="159" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Sentai Filmworks</td><td width="352" height="19">Kurokami: The Animation</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">08/10/2013</td><td align="center" width="159" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Sentai Filmworks</td><td width="352" height="19"><a href="http://theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Little-Busters-Refrain/Info">Little Busters! Refrain</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">10/29/2013</td><td align="center" width="159" height="19">2014</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Sentai Filmworks</td><td width="352" height="19"><a href="https://theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Love-Chunibyo-and-Other-Delusions-Heart-Throb-Season-2/Info">Love, Chunibyo &amp; Other Delusions! -Heart Throb-</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">02/04/2014</td><td align="center" width="159" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Sentai Filmworks</td><td width="352" height="19"><a href="http://theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Magical-Warfare/Info">Magical Warfare</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">01/20/2014</td><td align="center" width="159" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Sentai Filmworks</td><td width="352" height="19"><a href="http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Momo-Kyun-Sword/Info">Momokyun Sword</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">07/25/2014</td><td align="center" width="159" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Sentai Filmworks</td><td width="352" height="19"><a href="http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Monthly-Girls-Nozaki-Kun/Info">Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">07/25/2014</td><td align="center" width="159" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Sentai Filmworks</td><td width="352" height="19"><a href="http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/No-Game-No-Life/Info">No Game, No Life</a> [to be dubbed]</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">04/23/2014</td><td align="center" width="159" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Sentai Filmworks</td><td width="352" height="19"><a href="http://theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Nobunaga-the-Fool/Info">Nobunaga the Fool</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">01/24/2014</td><td align="center" width="159" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Sentai Filmworks</td><td width="352" height="19"><a href="http://theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Non-Non-Biyori/Info">Non Non Biyori</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">10/24/2013</td><td align="center" width="159" height="19">2014</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Sentai Filmworks</td><td width="352" height="19"><a href="http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/One-Week-Friends/Info">One Week Friends</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">03/27/2014</td><td align="center" width="159" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Sentai Filmworks</td><td width="352" height="19"><a href="http://theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Outbreak-Company/Info">Outbreak Company</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">10/15/2013</td><td align="center" width="159" height="19">January 2015</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Sentai Filmworks [not confirmed]</td><td width="352" height="19">Overman King Gainer</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">08/10/2013</td><td align="center" width="159" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Sentai Filmworks</td><td width="352" height="19"><a href="http://theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Phi-Brain-Puzzle-of-God/Info">Phi-Brain ~ Puzzle of God: Season 3</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">10/14/2013</td><td align="center" width="159" height="19">2014</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Sentai Filmworks</td><td width="352" height="19"><a href="http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Rail-Wars/Info">Rail Wars!</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">07/04/2014</td><td align="center" width="159" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Sentai Filmworks [Simulcast]</td><td width="352" height="19"><a href="http://theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Ro-Kyu-Bu-Fast-Break/Info">Ro-Kyu-Bu Fast Break!</a> [Subtitled DVD canceled]</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">07/03/2011</td><td align="center" width="159" height="19">X</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Sentai Filmworks</td><td width="352" height="19">s-CRY-ed</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">08/10/2013</td><td align="center" width="159" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Sentai Filmworks</td><td width="352" height="19"><a href="http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Sabagebu-Survival-Game-Club/Info">Sabagebu -Survival Game Club!-</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">07/04/2014</td><td align="center" width="159" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Sentai Filmworks</td><td width="352" height="19">Sacred Seven</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">08/10/2013</td><td align="center" width="159" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Sentai Filmworks</td><td width="352" height="19"><a href="http://theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Sakura-Trick/Info">Sakura Trick</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">01/23/2014</td><td align="center" width="159" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Sentai Filmworks</td><td width="352" height="19"><a href="http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Samurai-Jam-Bakumatsu-Rock/Info">Samurai Jam -Bakumatsu Rock-</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">07/10/2014</td><td align="center" width="159" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Sentai Filmworks</td><td width="352" height="19"><a href="http://theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Soni-Ani-SUPER-SONICO-The-Animation/Info">Soni-Ani: SUPER SONICO THE ANIMATION</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">01/21/2014</td><td align="center" width="159" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Sentai Filmworks</td><td width="352" height="19">Space Brothers [DVD &amp; BD]</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">07/01/2012</td><td align="center" width="159" height="19">???</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Sentai Filmworks</td><td width="352" height="19">The Big O</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">08/10/2013</td><td align="center" width="159" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Sentai Filmworks</td><td width="352" height="19">The Big O II</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">08/10/2013</td><td align="center" width="159" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Sentai Filmworks</td><td width="352" height="19"><a href="http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Comic-Artist-and-His-Assistants-The/Info">The Comic Artist and His Assistants</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">04/17/2014</td><td align="center" width="159" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Sentai Filmworks</td><td width="352" height="19">The Girl Who Leapt Through Space</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">08/10/2013</td><td align="center" width="159" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Sentai Filmworks</td><td width="352" height="19"><font size="1"><a href="http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Kawai-Complex-Guide-to-Manors-and-Hostel-Behavior-The/Info">The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior</a></font></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">03/26/2014</td><td align="center" width="159" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Sentai Filmworks</td><td width="352" height="19"><a href="http://theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Wizard-Barristers/Info">Wizard Barristers</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">01/22/2014</td><td align="center" width="159" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Sentai Filmworks</td><td width="352" height="19">Z-MIND</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">08/10/2013</td><td align="center" width="159" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Sentai Filmworks</td><td width="352" height="19">Zegapain</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">08/10/2013</td><td align="center" width="159" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="900" align="left" height="19" bgcolor="#808080" colspan="4">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Viz Media [Streaming]</td><td width="402" height="19"><a href="http://www.viz.com/anime/streaming/blue-dragon-seven-shadows">Blue Dragon: Trial of the Seven Shadows</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">10/16/2011</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">X</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Viz Media</td><td width="402" height="19"><a href="http://www.viz.com/anime/streaming/coppelion">Coppelion</a> [DVD &amp; BD]</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">07/05/2013</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">Early 2015</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Viz Media [Streaming]</td><td width="402" height="19"><a href="http://www.viz.com/anime/streaming/cross-game">Cross Game</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">05/10/2010</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">X</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Viz Media</td><td width="402" height="19">Naruto Shippuden Movie 6: Road to Ninja [to be dubbed]</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">08/19/2013</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Viz Media</td><td width="402" height="19"><a href="http://www.viz.com/anime/streaming/naruto-spin-off">Naruto Spin-off: Rock Lee and His Ninja Pals</a> [to be dubbed]</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">04/07/2012</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">-</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Viz Media [Streaming]</td><td width="402" height="19"><a href="http://www.viz.com/anime/streaming/neuro">Neuro - Supernatural Detective</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">01/26/2010</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">X</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Viz Media [Streaming]</td><td width="402" height="19"><a href="http://www.viz.com/anime/streaming/reborn">Reborn!</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">06/01/2011</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">X</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Viz Media</td><td width="402" height="19">Sailor Moon R [DVD &amp; BD] &lt;43 eps.&gt;</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">05/16/2014</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">X</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Viz Media</td><td width="402" height="19">Sailor Moon R Movie [DVD &amp; BD]</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">05/16/2014</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">X</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Viz Media</td><td width="402" height="19">Sailor Moon S [DVD &amp; BD] &lt;38 eps.&gt;</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">05/16/2014</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">X</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Viz Media</td><td width="402" height="19">Sailor Moon SuperS [DVD &amp; BD] &lt;39 eps.&gt;</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">05/16/2014</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">X</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Viz Media</td><td width="402" height="19">Sailor Moon Sailor Stars [DVD &amp; BD] &lt;34 eps.&gt;</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">05/16/2014</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">X</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Viz Media</td><td width="402" height="19">Sailor Moon S Movie [DVD &amp; BD]</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">05/16/2014</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">X</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Viz Media</td><td width="402" height="19">Sailor Moon SuperS Movie [DVD &amp; BD]</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">05/16/2014</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">X</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Viz Media</td><td width="402" height="19">Sailor Moon specials [DVD &amp; BD]</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">05/16/2014</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">X</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Viz Media</td><td width="402" height="19"><a href="http://www.viz.com/anime/streaming/sailor-moon-crystal">Sailor Moon Crystal</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">05/16/2014</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">X</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Viz Media [Streaming]</td><td width="402" height="19"><a href="http://www.viz.com/anime/streaming/strawberry-100">Strawberry 100%</a> (TV &amp; OVA)</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">07/02/2010</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">X</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="1">Viz Media</td><td width="402" height="1">Tiger &amp; Bunny Movie -The Rising- [DVD &amp; BD]</td><td align="center" width="106" height="1">10/12/2013</td><td align="center" width="139" height="1">2014</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Viz Media [Streaming]</td><td width="402" height="19"><a href="http://www.viz.com/anime/streaming/ultra-maniac">Ultra Maniac</a></td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">11/08/2010</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">X</td></tr><tr><td width="900" align="left" height="19" bgcolor="#808080" colspan="4">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr><td width="303" align="left" height="19">Voyager Entertainment USA [Theatrical]</td><td width="402" height="19">Star Blazers 2199: A Voyage to Remember</td><td align="center" width="106" height="19">07/05/2014</td><td align="center" width="139" height="19">X</td></tr></table>

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Official Websites: Ongoing & Upcoming Anime Releases

Anime Midstream: Official Website (http://www.animemidstream.com)
AnimEigo: Official Website (http://www.animeigo.com) | Trailers (http://www.animeigo.com/page/here-be-trailers)
Aniplex of America: Official Website / Trailers (http://www.aniplexusa.com) | Facebook page (www.facebook.com/AniplexUSA) | YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/aniplexus)
Discotek Media: Official Website (http://www.discotekmedia.com) | Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Discotek-Media/147168055312297)
FUNimation Entertainment: Series Webpages (http://www.funimation.com/shows/) / Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/FUNimation) | News (http://www.funimation.com/blog) | Videos (http://www.funimation.com/videos/) | YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/funimation/)
GKids Films: Official Website (http://www.gkids.tv/films)
Maiden Japan: Official Website (http://www.maidenjapan.net)
Manga Entertainment: Official Website / Videos (http://manga.com) | YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/MANGAentertainment)
Media Blasters: Official Website (http://www.media-blasters.com/mainNew.html) | Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Media-Blasters-FB-Page/134953719921223) | YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/MediaB)
NIS America: Official Website (http://nisamerica.com/index.php?nav=a)
Sentai Filmworks: Official Website (http://www.sentai-filmworks.com/)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment: Main Page (http://www.sonypictures.com/homevideo/index.html)
Right Stuf / Nozomi Ent. / Lucky Penny: Nozomi Ent. (http://www.nozomient.com) / Lucky Penny Ent. (http://www.luckypennyent.com) | Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/rightstuf) | Trailers (http://www.rightstuf.com/rssite/nozomiEntertainment/seriesTrailers/new) / YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/nozomient) || News archive (http://lists.rightstuf.com/pipermail/right-stuf-news)
Viz Media: Official Website (http://www.viz.com) / Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/OfficialVIZMedia) || Neon Alley (http://neonalley.com/) / Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/neonalleynetwork) || YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/vizmedia)
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment / Studio Ghibli: Official Website / Trailers (http://movies.disney.com/)
World Event Productions: Official Website (http://www.wep.com/)

WTK
07-24-09, 07:15 PM
::: Reserved :::

WTK
07-24-09, 07:35 PM
SDCC '09 Update - Viz Media Edition

New Aquisitions
InuYasha: The Final Act
Kekkaishi
Vampire Knight (To be released in 2010)
Other News
Monster, Part 1 (Episode 1 - 15, Uncut) to be released in December '09

Ash Ketchum
07-28-09, 11:50 AM
ONLY YESTERDAY (1991, aka OMOIDE PORO PORO) is one of the finest animated dramas ever made. TCM showed it once and did a very poor job of promoting it. It needs to be out there. Why is Disney sitting on it?

WTK
08-20-09, 11:18 PM
Ikki-Tousen: Dragon Destiny is finally getting release by Media Blasters. It was licensed back in 07/02/2007.

Navinabob
08-31-09, 01:33 AM
Any future word on Monster? My girlfriend gushes over it. I'd rather support a non-bootleg or not torrent version so I've been holding out hope for it.

WTK
08-31-09, 08:33 AM
Any future word on Monster? My girlfriend gushes over it. I'd rather support a non-bootleg or not torrent version so I've been holding out hope for it.
It's supposed to be coming 12/8/09. The SRP is $59.90. Barring any major changes, expect a total of 5 boxsets to cover the entire series.

Ash Ketchum
09-08-09, 12:00 PM
Has anyone ever licensed the NANA anime series?
The live-action movies are out, the manga is out...where's the anime?!

WTK
09-08-09, 12:59 PM
Has anyone ever licensed the NANA anime series?
The live-action movies are out, the manga is out...where's the anime?!
Boxset 1 just got released today.
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51QLUtgyAeL._SS420_.jpg

Boxset 2 is to be released on 11/24/09. Boxset 3 won't be released until sometime in 2010.
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51BMN5ncwQL._SS420_.jpg

Ash Ketchum
09-08-09, 02:54 PM
Awesome! Thank you!


P.S.: I bought my copy today (Wed. 9/9). A little pricey ($49.99 at Best Buy), but it's something I really wanted. I watched the first episode and it's great.

WTK
09-25-09, 03:21 PM
New York Anime Festival - FUNimation Edition

New Acquisitions:

Initial D (First Stage, Second Stage, Extra Stage, Third Stage, and Fourth Stage)
FUNimation will redub the previous Tokyopop releases
Original, uncut music for soundtrack is retained
Available in 2010
X (TV and OVA)
It will have the Geneon dub
Available in 2010

WTK
09-26-09, 10:44 PM
New York Anime Festival - Bandai Ent. Edition

Eureka Seven - good night, sleep tight, young lovers - to be released on 1/26/10. It will be offered in 2 both formats. SRP of $24.98 for DVD and SRP of $34.98 for Blu-ray

WTK
10-02-09, 07:23 PM
via Discotek (http://www.discotekmedia.com/blog/?p=28#more-28)
new anime licensed

We will be releasing these anime titles in 2010:

Fist of the North Star TV Series 1-152
Lupin the Third Episode 0 First Contact
Sea Prince and the Fire Child

The Fist TV series will be released in 4 boxsets.

WTK
11-05-09, 09:01 PM
Media Blasters Licenses Announcements

MB will be dubbing both properties. The plan is to start releasing these series sometime in summer of 2010.

Ikki-Tousen: Great Guardians
Queen's Blade: Seasons 1 & 2

kenage
11-06-09, 03:52 PM
Sweet news.

RayChuang
11-14-09, 08:25 AM
I am HUGELY surprised that both Queen's Blade series got picked up for 2010 release by Media Blasters. If there is any series that takes fanservice to totally ridiculous levels, this is it.

Now, any news on official licensing of the two Rosario + Vampire TV series?

WTK
11-14-09, 08:33 AM
Now, any news on official licensing of the two Rosario + Vampire TV series?
No news on this. Viz Media has the manga, so maybe they still have the inside track on this. It's hard to say if anyone would license this.

RayChuang
11-14-09, 10:24 PM
No news on this. Viz Media has the manga, so maybe they still have the inside track on this. It's hard to say if anyone would license this.

The manga has been fairly popular (Viz has translated and released all ten of the collected volumes of the original manga that appeared in Monthly Shounen Jump), and I wouldn't be surprised that they release the two Rosario + Vampire TV series on the Shounen Jump Advanced label.

WTK
11-21-09, 05:56 PM
AnimeUSA Update - FUNimation Edition

New Licenses:
Birdy the Mighty Decode - Summer 2010 Release
Birdy the Mighty Decode:02
Sekirei
License Rescues (formerly with ADV):
Full Metal Panic! (DVD & Blu-ray)
Full Metal Panic? FUMOFFU (DVD & Blu-ray)

WTK
01-06-10, 04:14 PM
Flower Mound, Texas (January 6, 2010) - FUNimation® Entertainment today announced that it has acquired home entertainment and digital rights to the six OVA sci-fi comedy anime series "FLCL" from Production I.G...

FUNimation Entertainment will release all six OVA'S on one DVD set and on Blu-ray disc in late 2010.

For more information about the series, please visit http://www.funimation.com/flcl.
http://funimation.com/FLCL/img/splash.jpg

WTK
01-07-10, 04:05 PM
Flower Mound, Texas (January 7, 2010) - FUNimation® Entertainment today announced that it has acquired home entertainment, merchandise, and digital rights to the five episode action anime series “Master of Martial Hearts” from Shochiku Co., Ltd...

For more information about the series, please visit http://www.funimation.com/martialhearts.

FUNimation Entertainment will release the entire series in one DVD set in Spring 2011.
http://www.funimation.com/martialhearts/martialhearts.jpg
Flower Mound, Texas (January 07, 2009) - FUNimation® Entertainment today announced that it has acquired home entertainment, broadcast, merchandise, and digital rights to the 26 episode action anime series “Jyushin Enbu Hero Tales” Media Factory, Inc...

For more information about the series, please visit http://www.funimation.com/herotales.

FUNimation Entertainment will release the series on DVD in half season sets in Fall 2010.
http://www.funimation.com/herotales/img/splash.jpg

WTK
01-08-10, 08:02 PM
Flower Mound, Texas (January 08, 2010) - FUNimation® Entertainment today announced that it has acquired home entertainment, broadcast, merchandise, and digital rights to the 52 episode comedy anime series “Axis Powers Hetalia” from Media Factory, Inc...

For more information about the series, please visit http://www.funimation.com/hetalia.

FUNimation Entertainment will release the series on DVD in two parts starting in late 2010.
http://www.funimation.com/hetalia/hetalia.jpg
Flower Mound, Texas (January 08, 2010) - FUNimation® Entertainment today announced that it has acquired home entertainment, broadcast, merchandise, and digital rights to the 12 episode action anime series “The Sacred Blacksmith” from Media Factory...

For more information about the series, please visit http://www.funimation.com/sacredblacksmith.

FUNimation Entertainment will release the entire series on DVD in one set in Fall 2010.
http://www.funimation.com/sacredblacksmith/img/splash.jpg

foxdvd
01-25-10, 11:23 PM
What is the deal with Crusher Joe? With Animeigo no longer putting it out, the used price is just to dang high. My Laserdisc player finally gave out, so I no longer have the ability to watch this. :(

WTK
01-26-10, 09:37 PM
The North American anime distributor Bandai Entertainment has posted a new video on its ASOS Brigade website, the official unofficial site for the Haruhi Suzumiya franchise. In the "Episode 0.8888" video, which is also posted on Bandai Entertainment's Youtube channel and in this article below, the producer of the English version of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya said that "the contract has been signed," and added that he's going to "shoot a series of videos to promote the second season DVDs."

When voice actress Cristina Vee asked if she can have a part in the English voice cast for the second season, the producer replied, "we'll see about that, you'll have to audition first." Vee also sang an English version of "Super Driver," the opening theme song to the second season of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, in the video.

However, when fellow ASOS Brigade member Karrie Shirou asked when the DVDs are to be released, the video feed encountered "technical difficulties" during the producer's answer.
<object width="560" height="340"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/eRfywEX2LDQ&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/eRfywEX2LDQ&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="560" height="340"></embed></object>


What is the deal with Crusher Joe? With Animeigo no longer putting it out, the used price is just to dang high. My Laserdisc player finally gave out, so I no longer have the ability to watch this. :(
It's OOP for quite a while now. I don't see anyone rescuing this. The best luck would still be auction sites though it's rather expensive as you have stated already.

foxdvd
02-01-10, 07:31 AM
It's OOP for quite a while now. I don't see anyone rescuing this. The best luck would still be auction sites though it's rather expensive as you have stated already.

thanks for the response....

foxdvd
02-01-10, 07:40 AM
I went ahead and bought it used at amazon's marketplace for 35 bucks...the best price I can find.

WTK
02-02-10, 01:01 PM
Navarre Reveals Funimation's Dragon Ball Kai License (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-02-02/navarre-reveals-funimation-dragon-ball-kai-license)

Navarre has revealed during its Q3 2010 earnings conference call on Tuesday morning that its North American anime distributor Funimation has licensed the Dragon Ball Kai fighting anime series for release in the "latter part of the upcoming fiscal year." Funimation has confirmed the license with ANN, and it hopes to provide more details soon.

Update 2: Funimation has posted (http://blog.funimation.com/2010/02/the-answer-is-yes/) a blog update with the revised Dragon Ball Z Kai logo.
http://dragonballzkai.com/splash.jpg

WTK
02-02-10, 01:02 PM
I went ahead and bought it used at amazon's marketplace for 35 bucks...the best price I can find.
$35 is not a bad price at this point in time.

Takeshi357
02-05-10, 08:32 AM
Anything new on the Fist of the North Star releases?

There was something about four box sets which seems a little odd way to divide the series; I can see HnK2 on it's own box set but the first series is already divided into four chapters.

WTK
02-11-10, 11:36 PM
Anything new on the Fist of the North Star releases?

There was something about four box sets which seems a little odd way to divide the series; I can see HnK2 on it's own box set but the first series is already divided into four chapters.
Nothing new at the moment. We won't know until it's solicited for release.

WTK
02-11-10, 11:38 PM
via ANN (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-02-11/nis-america-licenses-toradora-as-its-first-anime) / Official Press Release (http://nisamerica.com/nart/press/Anime%20PressRelease100212.pdf)
NIS America, the American subsidiary of the Nippon Ichi Software (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/company.php?id=5515) game company, has announced (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/press-release/2010-02-11/nis-america-to-release-anime-titles-in-north-america) on Thursday that Toradora! (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=10050) will be its first anime license for North America. The company will also release Pandora Hearts (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=10436), Persona -trinity soul- (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=8950), and Our Home's Fox Deity. (Wagaya no Oinarisama. (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=8774)) NIS America will make collector's items available for its anime releases. Release dates and pricing have not yet been announced.

The Toradora! anime adapts (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-04-02/award-winning-toradora-light-novels-to-be-animated) Yuyuko Takemiya (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=71670) and Yasu (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=71672)'s light novel series of the same name. In this "superdreadnought of love comedies," a high school sophomore named Ryūji Takasu is ostracized because his angry-looking eyes make him look like a troublemaker. Meanwhile, there is a tiny but ferocious girl named Taiga Aisaka who is also shunned — even by her own family — as the "Handheld Tiger." Taiga agrees to help Ryūji get closer to his high school crush, if he helps her get close to her own crush. The 10th and final volume of the light novels shipped (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-02-05/toradora-anime-original-novels-to-end-on-march-10) last March, and the anime adaptation ran (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-09-29/toradora-anime-tv-ad-posted-as-blog-parts-applet) on Japanese television from 2008 to 2009.

WTK
02-12-10, 10:31 PM
Anything new on the Fist of the North Star releases?

There was something about four box sets which seems a little odd way to divide the series; I can see HnK2 on it's own box set but the first series is already divided into four chapters.

Nothing new at the moment. We won't know until it's solicited for release.via Discotek (http://www.discotekmedia.com/blog/?p=29)
FIST OF THE NORTH STAR TV SERIES BOX 1!!!!

The first Fist of the North Star set will be released in June. It will have episodes 1-36. More info to come when the street date is finalized.

WTK
02-14-10, 03:56 PM
via the PR.
FUNIMATION ENTERTAINMENT ACQUIRES “TRIGUN” FROM FLYING DOG

Flower Mound, Texas (February 14, 2010) - FUNimation® Entertainment today announced that it has acquired home entertainment, theatrical, broadcast, digital and merchandise rights to the26 episode action comedy space western “Trigun” from FlyingDog, Inc.

FUNimation Entertainment will release the series on DVD in Fall 2010.

Tenkyoken
02-14-10, 04:06 PM
ANN says there will be a BR release. Is this true?

WTK
02-14-10, 04:08 PM
ANN says there will be a BR release. Is this true?
It wasn't mentioned on the PR. However one person @ AoD/Mania that attended that panel mentioned that BD was noted.

<aqua|FuniKatsu2> Trigun
<aqua|FuniKatsu2> Coming to DVD and BD 2010
<aqua|FuniKatsu2> funimation.com/trigun

Ash Ketchum
02-16-10, 12:53 PM
What's the status of the Dirty Pair?

I have the original 10-part OAV series on VHS from ADV, plus the longer OAVs and movie on Streamline's VHS editions (AFFAIR ON NOLANDIA, FLIGHT 005 CONSPIRACY and PROJECT EDEN).

I just learned that ADV put them all out on DVD, but they're now out of print.

Anyone planning to release/re-release them?

What about other Dirty Pair entries? I'm particularly keen on getting subtitled editions of the original Dirty Pair TV series from 1985. Was that ever licensed for the U.S.?

(I'm not interested in the Dirty Pair Flash series.)


Thanks.

WTK
02-17-10, 12:24 AM
What's the status of the Dirty Pair?

I have the original 10-part OAV series on VHS from ADV, plus the longer OAVs and movie on Streamline's VHS editions (AFFAIR ON NOLANDIA, FLIGHT 005 CONSPIRACY and PROJECT EDEN).

I just learned that ADV put them all out on DVD, but they're now out of print.

Anyone planning to release/re-release them?

What about other Dirty Pair entries? I'm particularly keen on getting subtitled editions of the original Dirty Pair TV series from 1985. Was that ever licensed for the U.S.?

(I'm not interested in the Dirty Pair Flash series.)


Thanks.
It's hard to say though it probably doesn't look very promising. If they still have it, you would think they would have release/re-release it by now.

WTK
02-19-10, 11:52 AM
via ANN (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-02-19/media-blasters-adds-record-of-lodss-war-ova-tv-anime)
Media Blasters Adds Record of Lodoss War OVA, TV Anime
posted on 2010-02-19 15:31 EST

Both fantasy anime titles formerly released by Central Park Media (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/company.php?id=6)

ANN has confirmed with Media Blasters (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/company.php?id=7) that the North American distributor licensed the 1990 Record of Lodoss War (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=394) video anime series and the 1998 Record of Lodoss War: Chronicles of the Heroic Knight (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=471) television anime sequel.

Both fantasy titles were previously licensed by Central Park Media (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/company.php?id=6). Media Blasters has not yet determined the release schedule or whether the titles will be released in one complete set or multiple sets. The acquisitions were first made (http://centralparkmedianews.blogspot.com/2010/02/rumor-media-blasters-license-rescues.html) public by the third-party Central Park Media News blog.

Mordred
02-19-10, 01:51 PM
That's pretty cool. Record of Lodoss War was a fun series. Haven't seen that one in ages.

RocShemp
02-28-10, 12:58 PM
Any word on a BD release of Xam'd: Lost Memories? I've been watching it on AFtv (http://www.animefreak.tv/watch/xamd-lost-memories-episode-1-english-dubbed-online-free) since PSN expects me to pay $3.99/episode to merely rent the series. :rolleyes: I would love to buy a full series set on BD but there doesn't seem to be any. At least not with English subtitles (http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-13c-49-en-70-3fby.html). And the only news I've seen of a US BD release was back in July (http://www.asianblurayguide.com/news/411/us_release_of_xamd_lost_memories_coming_soon/). :(

WTK
03-01-10, 08:56 PM
Any word on a BD release of Xam'd: Lost Memories?
SPHE takes forever on their anime releases. I don't expect hearing anything on this until the summertime (cons with the likes of AX and SDCC).

And BTW, I would try not link to sites that are considered to be legal online streaming.

RocShemp
03-01-10, 11:38 PM
Thank you, WTK. I appreciate the information.

Sorry about the link. I didn't realise it was wrong to post it as I assumed the site was kosher.

WTK
03-04-10, 10:46 AM
via PR...
FUNimation Entertainment Acquires Baka and Test and Dance in the Vampire Bund for North American Release
Anime Leader to Stream Episodes of Series within Days of Japanese Television Debut

Flower Mound, TX – March 4, 2010 -- FUNimation® Entertainment has acquired digital, broadcast, home video and merchandise rights to the fantasy anime series “Baka and Test -- Summon the Beasts” (known in Japan as Baka to Test to Shokanju) and the supernatural action anime series “Dance in the Vampire Bund” and the from Media Factory. The agreement gives the American anime leader exclusive rights to the online streaming and simulcast of both series in the U.S.

Starting this month, FUNimation will deliver high-quality, free, original Japanese dialogue accompanied by English subtitles, streaming episodes of “Baka and Test – Summon the Beasts” and “Dance in the Vampire Bund” via http://www.funimation.com, just days after airing on Japan’s TV Tokyo and Chiba TV, respectively.

This week on Friday, March 5 at 10:00 a.m. CST FUNimation will stream the first two episodes of “Baka to Test – Summon the Beasts” and episodes 1-4 of “Dance in the Vampire Bund.” In addition to the episodes already aired in Japan, starting March 10 and 12 a new episode will be rolled out weekly as both series continue their television run.

FUNimation will also offer a download-to-own option for these episodes through http://www.funimation.com at $1.99 per episode.

“Baka and Test -- Summon the Beasts” is a 13 episode series produced by Silver Lake and directed by Shin Oonuma (Pani Poni Dash, Negima! OVA’s) and adapted from the light novel series written by Kenju Inoue and illustrated by Yui Haga.

About Baka and Test -- Summon the Beastshttp://funimation.com/bakaandtest/img/splash.jpg
Fumizuki Academy’s students can summon Avatars, pint-sized versions of themselves that battle using special powers. The students are grouped by skill level, and those in Class A are the brightest. Then there’s Akihisa Yoshii’s group – lowly Class F. They’re the worst on campus, and they’re about to take on the school’s best.

“Dance in the Vampire Bund” is a 12 episode series produced by the Japanese studio SHAFT and directed by Masahiro Sonada (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood) and based on the manga by Nozomu Tamaki.

About Dance in the Vampire Bundhttp://funimation.com/vampirebund/img/splash.jpg
When Mina Tepes – queen of the vampires – suddenly appears in Japan to establish a colony for her blood-sucking brethren, Akira Kaburagi’s world will never be the same. As a boy, Akira vowed to serve the ruler of the night, and now he must fulfill his destiny by protecting Mina from those who would dethrone her!

Visit the Baka and Test – Summon the Beasts (http://funimation.com/bakaandtest) and Dance in the Vampire Bund (http://funimation.com/vampirebund) official web sites for updates.

WTK
03-12-10, 12:49 PM
Any word on a BD release of Xam'd: Lost Memories?
See below in addition some other possible rumors. It's not official until it's solicited and/or a PR is released.
Per Anime Vice (http://www.animevice.com/news/licensing-rumors-a-go-go-summer-wars-xamd-ultraviolet/3973/)
Twitterer JLSkun (http://twitter.com/jlskun), of anime blog The Golden Waste (http://thegoldenwaste.wordpress.com/), tweeted some interesting news (http://twitter.com/jlskun/status/9945242541) recently that was caught by Nebs (http://nebs66.livejournal.com/1137015.html). Apparently his local MovieStop shop is listing a preorder for The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (http://www.animevice.com/the-girl-who-leapt-through-time/13-1227/) director Mamoru Hosoda (http://www.animevice.com/mamoru-hosoda/20-60118/)'s latest film, Summer Wars (http://www.animevice.com/summer-wars/13-1271/), with a release date in August. No distributor was listed, and JLSkun reported that it and the other preorders he spotted were all removed when he checked back later...

...Also listed are Xam'd: Lost Memories (http://www.animevice.com/xamd-lost-memories/11-2603/), a sci-fi anime which was simulcast in the US via the PSN, for August 10th-- 13 episodes on DVD for $49.98 or Blu-Ray for $99.98 --and the anime adaptation of the movie Ultraviolet, titled Ultraviolet 044 (http://www.animevice.com/ultraviolet-code-044/11-2601/), twelve episodes for $59.98 on DVD or $99.98 on Blu-Ray, due July 13th. These two both did have distributors listed: Sony (http://www.animevice.com/sony/17-132/)...
LINK (http://twitter.com/jlskun/status/9945242541)
Summer Wars. DVD and BD. August 24. $24.98 DVD, $39.98 BD. No distributor listed.
LINK (http://twitter.com/jlskun/status/9945332596)
Xam'd. Episode 1-13. DVD $49.98, BD $99.98. August 10.
LINK (http://twitter.com/jlskun/status/9945433562)
Ultraviolet 044. Episode 1-12. DVD $59.98. BD $99.98. July 13. Both Xam'd and Ultraviolet are Sony.

WTK
03-29-10, 07:15 PM
http://funimation.com/blackbutler/splash.png

chrisc31
03-29-10, 08:25 PM
That photo is huge.

WTK
03-29-10, 08:27 PM
That photo is huge.
And it looks like the Aniplex logo didn't show up correctly either.

WTK
04-03-10, 08:15 PM
Chobits (DVD & Blu-ray)
Eden of the East Movies (All three / DVD & Blu-ray)
Spice & Wolf II

WTK
04-03-10, 08:15 PM
FUNimation Entertainment Acquires Chobits

Flower Mound, TX (April 3, 2010) – FUNimation® Entertainment today announced that it has acquired the home entertainment, broadcast, digital and merchandise rights to the anime comedy “Chobits” from Kodansha.

The 26-episode series is directed by Morio Asaka (“Cardcaptor Sakura,” “Gunslinger Girl,” and “CLAMP in Wonderland”) and based on the CLAMP manga series of the same name about computers known as Persocoms that can be designed to look like toy figures, animals, even people!

FUNimation Entertainment will release the series on DVD and Blu-ray in 2011.
FUNimation Entertainment Acquires Eden of the East Movies from Fuji Creative

Flower Mound, TX (April 3, 2010) – FUNimation® Entertainment today announced that it has acquired the home entertainment, broadcast, digital and merchandise rights to three anime movies which continue the story of the series “Eden of the East” (known in Japan as “Higashi no Eden”) from Fuji Creative Corporation.

The three films are “Eden of the East Movie 1: The King of Eden”, “Eden of the East The Movie II: Paradise Lost” and “Air Communication”, all written and directed by acclaimed director Kenji Kamiyama (“Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex”, “Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit”) and produced by Production I.G.

The story continues where it left off from the Eden of the East TV series, and brings Morimi Saki back to the USA in order to find Takizawa Akira. The other Selecao however are actively moving to take part in the game, and a few in particular are making dangerous moves in order to eliminate Takizawa or move towards their picture of a better Japan.

FUNimation Entertainment will release the films on DVD and Blu-ray in 2011.

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Also, regarding the releases of the television series on DVD, we will be using the opening, with original music, as used in Japan in addition to the international version of the show opening.

WTK
04-15-10, 08:28 PM
...
Bandai Entertainment announces the license acquisition of THE DISAPPEARANCE OF HARUHI SUZUMIYA.

WTK
04-29-10, 04:00 PM
It is with deep regret that we must announce that so far, we have not been able to secure a license to release the rest of Yawara.
April 29th, 2010 - Yawara Status Update

We know that many of you have been anxiously awaiting news about the future of Yawara. It is with deep regret that we must announce that so far, we have not been able to secure a license to release the rest of the series.

If conditions change and it becomes possible to obtain a license, we will certainly do so. Everyone at AnimEigo loves Yawara and wants to continue work on the series.

WTK
05-04-10, 05:46 PM
Per ANN (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-05-04/funimation-adds-tsubasa/tokyo-revelations-shunraiki)
FUNimation Adds Tsubasa: Tokyo Revelations, Shunraiki (Updated)
posted on 2010-05-04 17:20 EDT

2 original anime DVD (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/lexicon.php?id=35) series shipped with CLAMP (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=5765)'s Tsubasa (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/manga.php?id=2494) manga in 2007-09

The North American anime distributor Funimation (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/company.php?id=6515) has confirmed with ANN on Tuesday that it has licensed the Tsubasa Tokyo Revelations (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=8292) and Tsubasa: Thunder Spring Chronicles (Tsubasa: Shunraiki (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=10584)) original video anime series. Vic Mignogna (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=2516) (Fay D. Flourite), alongside fellow voice actor (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/lexicon.php?id=75) Chris Sabat (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=1386) (Kurogane), had actually made (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3-4reaXrOY#t=2m35s) the announcement at the Anime Milwaukee convention in Wisconsin in March.

WTK
05-07-10, 03:15 PM
Per PR...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SENTAI FILMWORKS ANNOUNCES
ACQUISITION OF “GUIN SAGA”

HOUSTON, May 7, 2010 — Sentai Filmworks today announced its acquisition of the new, hit anime series, Guin Saga. Based on the 30 million copy-selling, 151 novel series by Kaoru Kurimoto and featuring the first full soundtrack by Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu, get ready for adventure on a truly epic scale in GUIN SAGA!

Fleeing the Mongauli Army, royal heirs Remus and Rinda attempt a desperate magical escape that strands them inside the spirit-infested Roodwood. But as the Mongaul close in, the Prince and Princess are rescued by Guin, a strange warrior with the head of a leopard! However, the danger is only beginning, for the master of the Mongaul, the wraith-possessed Black Count, who must drink blood to keep his rotting flesh from falling from his body, will not stop until Rinda and Remus are his captives!


About Sentai Filmworks:
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, including hit series like Clannad, Gintama, Eyeshield 21 and hit movies like Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks programs can be found on home video distributed by Ingram Entertainment, Baker & Taylor, Section23Films, The Right Stuff and other good and fine distributors. Digital product offerings may be found at iTunes, Netflix, Amazon, Zune Marketplace, Anime Network, Playstation Network and YouTube.

WTK
05-07-10, 08:00 PM
English dubbed trailer (http://www.guinsaga.net/special/movie3.html) hosted by the Japanese official website. The trailer is still since early April (at least for now).

WTK
05-15-10, 03:59 PM
FUNimation Entertainment Acquires Chrome Shelled Regios

Flower Mound, TX (May 15, 2010) – FUNimation® Entertainment today announced that it has acquired the home entertainment, broadcast, digital and merchandise rights to the sci-fi action anime “Chrome Shelled Regios” from Kadokawa.

The 24-episode series is directed by Itsuro Kawasaki (“Sengoku Basara” and “Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle The Movie” among others) and based on the light novel series by Shusuke Amagi and illustrated by Miyuu.

About Chrome Shelled Regios

In a barren future where mankind has retreated into mobile cities, a young man with a mysterious past seeks a fresh start. Reluctantly recruited into a student military unit he must once again wield his special powers in defense of his new home against the Filth Monsters that plague the wastelands. In a polluted world where cities battle over scarce resources, even students are used in the fight for survival.

FUNimation Entertainment will release the series on DVD starting in late 2010.

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FUNimation Entertainment Acquires Heaven’s Lost Property

Flower Mound, TX (May 15, 2010) – FUNimation® Entertainment today announced that it has acquired the home entertainment, broadcast, digital and merchandise rights to the romantic comedy “Heaven’s Lost Property” from Kadokawa.

The 14-episode anime series is directed by Hisashi Saito (“Bamboo Blade”).

About Heaven’s Lost Property

A beautiful, voluptuous angel robot (angelroid) falls to earth…into the lap of a lazy high school boy. When its revealed that he is her new master and that she will grant his every request…things get a little crazy

FUNimation Entertainment will release the series on DVD in 2011.

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FUNimation Entertainment Acquires Chaos;HEAd

Flower Mound, TX (May 14, 2010) – FUNimation® Entertainment today announced that it has acquired the home entertainment, broadcast, digital, mobile and merchandise rights to the action anime “Chaos;HEAd” from Madhouse Studio, Inc.

FUNimation will release the 12-episode dramatic series directed by Takaaki Ishiyama in 2011.

About Chaos;HEAd

Takumi lives a secluded lifestyle as a hikkikomori. One day, after chatting online with a mysterious stranger, a visit to a URL and a blog lead him to a real life murder.

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FUNimation Entertainment Acquires Rideback

Flower Mound, TX (May 15, 2010) – FUNimation® Entertainment today announced that it has acquired the home entertainment, broadcast, digital, mobile and merchandise rights to the action drama “Rideback” from Madhouse Studio, Inc.

The 12-episode anime series is directed by Atsushi Takahashi (“Detroit Metal City” OVA and “Spirited Away”).

About Rideback

In the year 2020 an organization called the GGP has taken control of the world. In Japan, this has been met with insurgency by the university students. One of these students is Rin Ogata, a once promising ballet dancer who has suffered a career-ending injury. She stumbles across a transforming motorcycle-like robot vehicle and discovers that her unique skills, grace and agility make her a natural to ride the Rideback and fight back against the GGP.

FUNimation Entertainment will release the series on DVD starting in 2011.

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FUNimation Entertainment Acquires Gun X Sword

Flower Mound, TX (May 15, 2010) – FUNimation® Entertainment today announced that it has acquired the home entertainment, broadcast, digital and mobile rights to the sci-fi western anime “Gun X Sword” from d-rights.

The 26-episode series is directed by Goro Taniguchi (“Code Geass” among others) with character design by Takahiro Kimura (“Phantom ~ Requiem for the Phantom,” “My Bride is a Mermaid,” and “Ah! My Goddess”) and written by Hideyuki Kurata (“Bamboo Blade,” “Hellsing the Ultimate Series”).

About Gun X Sword

On the planet of Endless Illusion, a lone man adorned in a tuxedo roams the wild and lawless frontier…Armed with a shape-shifting sword and a powerful Mechanized Armor, Van’s sole purpose in life is to find the mysterious clawed man who had murdered his bride. After saving a town from vicious outlaws, he reluctantly takes on a travel companion-a young Wendy Garret. In exchange for his help in finding her brother, she offers herself to Van as a bride, but that’s the least of his worries, as more deadly enemies await!

FUNimation Entertainment will release the series on DVD in late 2010.

WTK
05-15-10, 04:01 PM
Axis Powers Hetalia

FUNimation Entertainment will release the series on September 14, 2010.
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Eden of the East

FUNimation Entertainment will release the series on DVD and Blu-ray on September 28, 2010.

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Shikabane Hime

FUNimation Entertainment will release Corpse Princess Part One: AKA and Corpse Princess Part Two: KURO on DVD September 14, 2010.

chrisc31
05-15-10, 06:07 PM
FUNimation Entertainment Acquires Rosario + Vampire

Flower Mound, TX (May 15, 2010) – FUNimation® Entertainment today announced that it has acquired home entertainment, digital and merchandise rights for the supernatural comedies “Rosario + Vampire” and “Rosario + Vampire Capu2” from studio GONZO.

The anime series are directed by Takayuki Inagaki (“Desert Punk” and “To Heart”) and based on the manga by Akihisa Ikeda, licensed by VIZ in North America.

About Rosario + Vampire

Rosario + Vampire follows the exploits of Tsukune, a teenager who finds himself rejected from the private high school of his choice. In fact, his grades are so bad he can only get into one school and it happens to be for monsters! There he meets a beautiful girl, Moka, who is a vampire with a dark secret hanging around her neck. Will Tsukune win the heart of the vampy beauty or does she just want his tasty human blood for lunch?

FUNimation Entertainment will release the series on DVD starting in 2011.

RayChuang
05-16-10, 09:24 PM
FUNimation Entertainment Acquires Rosario + Vampire


I'm surprised that VIZ Video didn't jump on this really early, since VIZ is owned by the same conglomerate in Japan that owns Shueisha, who publishes the Rosario + Vampire manga in the Jump Squared anthology (it's still being published even now).

I'm hoping it will be one of the first FUNimation Blu-ray releases, since the series was broadcast in HD in Japan originally.

davidh777
05-17-10, 03:12 AM
I'm surprised that VIZ Video didn't jump on this really early, since VIZ is owned by the same conglomerate in Japan that owns Shueisha, who publishes the Rosario + Vampire manga in the Jump Squared anthology (it's still being published even now).

I'm hoping it will be one of the first FUNimation Blu-ray releases, since the series was broadcast in HD in Japan originally.

Hasn't Funimation released a lot of Blu-ray already? :hscratch: I don't think VIZ has done any.

chrisc31
05-17-10, 03:31 AM
I'm surprised that VIZ Video didn't jump on this really early, since VIZ is owned by the same conglomerate in Japan that owns Shueisha, who publishes the Rosario + Vampire manga in the Jump Squared anthology (it's still being published even now).

I'm hoping it will be one of the first FUNimation Blu-ray releases, since the series was broadcast in HD in Japan originally.

FUNimation has many Blu-rays out, I hope it gets a Blu release.

Funimation also releases One Piece anime and VIZ releasees the manga. Its not that odd for it to happen. I have a feeling thats why Rosario + Vampire took so long to get licensed.

WTK
05-18-10, 11:25 PM
Bandai officially announces Haruhi-chan and Nyoro-n Churuya-san.

Both together so 2 DVDs, coming out this Summer, will be dubbed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJxIsHs5MKs

OutRun2
05-19-10, 01:36 AM
You know I am far FAAAAAAR out of the loop when I don't recognize any of these titles. But then again, the level of my anime watching peaked around the late 90's/early '00s. Some of these titles do look intriguing, but boy do I have some catching up to do. I haven't even seen Naruto, Bleach, or Gurren Langan yet :(

WTK
05-26-10, 08:36 AM
via ICv2 (http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/17567.html) | Series Page @ ANN (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=10913)
4Kids Picks Up Another Anime
With Euro-roots

Published: 05/26/2010 12:28am

4Kids has acquired the rights to Penelope tete en l’air, a European children’s book series and anime adaptation. The books are written by Ann Gutman and Georg Hallensleben; 48 titles were released, translated into 14 languages, and sold over 2 million copies. The anime was produced (52 episodes) by Nippon Animation, and the property is a licensing phenomenon in Japan.

WTK
05-28-10, 07:44 PM
Per ANN (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-05-28/iron-man-anime-us-debut-in-july-jp-debut-in-october)
Iron Man Anime's US Debut in July, JP Debut in October
posted on 2010-05-28 17:56 EDT

The first episode of MADHOUSE (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/company.php?id=392)'s Iron Man anime series will have its world premiere at Comic-Con International, which will run in San Diego from July 22 to July 25. The Animax (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/company.php?id=506) anime television channel has also announced (http://www.animax.co.jp/campaign/ironman/) that the anime will then hold its television premiere on Animax in Japan on Friday, October 1 at 10:00 p.m. Marvel Entertainment had previously stated (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-11-07/madhouse-iron-man-next-spring-wolverine-in-summer) that the 12-episode series would premiere during the second quarter (April-June) of the year. Marvel Anime: Iron Man and Marvel Anime: Wolverine were slated to air in the United States next year.

Marvel Entertainment had revealed (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-08-24/madhouse-to-create-4-anime-with-marvel-comic-heroes) in August of 2008 that it was working (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-08-25/iron-man-wolverine-in-marvel-madhouse-1st-tv-anime) with MADHOUSE on four series with Marvel's stable of comic book characters. (The other two projects will center (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-07-24/marvel-confirms-blade-x-men-planet-hulk-anime) on Blade and X-Men.) Masao Maruyama (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=936), the co-founder of MADHOUSE, offered (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-07-11/madhouse-head-to-offer-1st-look-at-marvel-anime-at-cci) a video preview of its Iron Man and Wolverine work at Comic-Con International last July.

Source: animeanime.biz (http://www.animeanime.biz/all/2010052802/)

WTK
06-07-10, 08:30 AM
LINK (http://ir.navarre.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=105157&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1435267&highlight=)
BioWare and FUNimation Entertainment Sign Anime Movie Deal for Award-Winning Dragon Age Franchise
Anime Leader to Create Home Video Adaptation of Award-Winning Video Game Franchise "Dragon Age"

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Jun 7, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) --BioWare(TM), an Electronic Arts Inc. (Nasdaq:ERTS) studio, and FUNimation Entertainment, the leading distributor of Japanese animation in North America, announced today an agreement to create an anime feature film adapted from BioWare's critically-acclaimed fantasy Action RPG franchise Dragon Age(TM). Production of the Dragon Age anime movie is slated to begin in May 2010, with a home video release in 2011. Executive producing the film are BioWare's Executive Producer Mark Darrah and Creative Director Mike Laidlaw, as well as FUNimation's Fukunaga and Director of Original Entertainment Chris Moujaes.

"Anime is a great medium for us to continue the robust Dragon Age story," said Mark Darrah, Executive Producer for the Dragon Age franchise. "Partnering with FUNimation ensures that we are delivering the exceptional quality and entertainment value that our Dragon Age fans expect."

"We are thrilled to be working with EA and BioWare on the production of the Dragon Age anime feature," said Gen Fukunaga, President and CEO of FUNimation. "We are going to be bringing the classic visual and storytelling techniques found in anime to create a film that will extend the narrative of the world BioWare has created."

Dragon Age has been selected as the first title in FUNimation's slate of major anime movies to be developed through FUNimation's Original Entertainment team since the announcement of the company's co-production initiative in November 2009.

When originally released in 2009, Dragon Age: Origins won over 30 critics awards and was named "RPG of the Year" by the Academy of Arts and Interactive Sciences, Game Informer, G4, SpikeTV, and PC Gamer. Seth Schiesel of The New York Times described the game as " . . . perhaps the best electronic game made yet."

For more information on Dragon Age, please visit http://dragonage.bioware.com/...


SOURCE: Navarre Corporation

WTK
06-08-10, 07:47 PM
First Squad The Moment of Truth Acquired By Anchor Bay

June 08, 2010

Anchor Bay Entertainment announced today it has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the award-winning animated thriller First Squad The Moment of Truth from LA-based XYZ Films. The film was created and written by Misha Sprits and Aljosha Klimov and directed by Yoshiharu Ashino (Pokemon: Jirachi-Wish Maker, Piglets Big Movie). The film was produced by Molot Films and Studio 4C.

First Squad has garnered several nominations and awards including the Kommersant Newspaper’s Prizes at the Moscow International Film Festival, as well as Best Animated Feature at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. The film has also screened at the Locarno, Moscow, Tallinn, Sitges and Fantastic Fest Film Festivals.

“First Squad offers fans a unique storyline about WWII and has received noticed from several film festivals,” commented Anchor Bay Entertainment President Bill Clark. “Anchor Bay is pleased to be releasing the film on both DVD and Blu-ray later this summer.”

The deal for First Squad was negotiated by James Shapiro and Kevin Carney for Anchor Bay Entertainment / Manga Entertainment and Todd Brown for XYZ Films.

Set during the opening days of World War II on the Eastern Front, its main cast is a group of Soviet teens with extraordinary abilities. The teenagers have been drafted to form a special unit to fight the invading German army. They are opposed by a Schutzstaffel (SS) officer who is attempting to raise from the dead a supernatural army of crusaders from the 12th Century Order of the Sacred Cross and enlist them in the Nazi cause.

Studio 4C is one of the most respected animation houses in the world, responsible for overseeing the ANIMATRIX project for Warner Brothers while also producing an impressive slate of hugely acclaimed titles of their own including the GENIUS PARTY anthology films, Masaaki Yuasa’s MIND GAME and Michael Arias’ TEKKON KINKREET. First Squad marks Molot Films first picture and the company is currently preparing additional animated projects that will start production later this year.
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WTK
06-09-10, 08:38 PM
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WTK
06-25-10, 06:23 PM
Per FUNiCon 4.0

FUNimation license rescued Chrono Cruasde, Gantz, Kaleido Star, and Peacemaker. All four series were formerly licensed by ADV Films.

Hetalia -Axis Powers: Season 1 Collection (w/Pink Bandana)
Hetalia -Axis Powers: Season 2 Collection (w/Blue Bandana) | October 12th

WTK
07-01-10, 05:16 PM
AX 2010 Update - Bandai Entertainment Edition

Per BEI Twitter (http://twitter.com/bandaient/status/17523864515) / Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/bandaient/posts/129814553725583)
announces the license acquisition of K-ON for DVD and Blu-ray. (^O^)/
Miscommunication???
Update: (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-07-01/bandai-entertainment-adds-k-on-anime) After the company's panel, Bandai Entertainment Marketing Director Robert Napton (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=6239) clarified with ANN that the release format of K-ON! — whether it will be Blu-ray Disc, DVD, or both — has not been decided yet. The panel announced a cast for Bandai Entertainment's K-ON! marketing videos, but Napton emphasized that no announcement has been made about an English dubbing cast, or whether there will be a dubbing. The cast for the K-ON! marketing videos is Cristina Vee (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=53287) as Mio, Karri Shirou as Yui, "Kix" as Tsumugi, and "Briana" as Ritsu.

Ash Ketchum
07-02-10, 05:01 AM
Bandai Entertainment via AX
Per BEI Twitter (http://twitter.com/bandaient/status/17523864515)

K-ON, that's good news. I remember the buzz about this series a year ago and I looked in vain in Japanese video stores for it, even willing to watch unsubbed eps. of it. (I'm old-school, I don't download.) It then completely dropped off my radar...until now.

Please let us know when it's set to come out.

WTK
07-02-10, 03:26 PM
via PR...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SENTAI FILMWORKS ANNOUNCES HIGH SCHOOL OF THE DEAD LICENSE

LOS ANGELES (Anime Expo), July 2, 2010—Sentai Filmworks today announced its acquisition of the new hit anime series HIGH SCHOOL OF THE DEAD. Based on the ultra-violent manga by Daisuke Sato, directed by Tetsuro Araki (Deathnote, Black Lagoon) and produced by the internationally famed studio Madhouse (Deathnote, Ninja Scroll, Vampire Hunter D-Bloodlust, Wicked City) HIGH SCHOOL OF THE DEAD combines hordes of flesh-eating zombies with state of the art animation for one of the most action packed anime series ever!

Sentai Filmworks will be releasing HIGH SCHOOL OF THE DEAD in both English dubbed and subtitled versions throughout North America.

A deadly new disease is ravaging the world, turning the populace into mindless zombies, and the number of infected is skyrocketing by the second. As their fellow classmates and teachers succumb to the infection around them, a small group of students at Fujimi High School are fighting for their lives after surviving the initial outbreak. Now it’s up to Takashi Komuro to unite a small group of blood-soaked survivors in a desperate bid to escape! School’s not just out for the summer, it may be out forever as a handful of students face the ultimate test, survival, in HIGH SCHOOL OF THE DEAD!


About Sentai Filmworks:

Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, including hit series like Guin Saga, XAM’d, Clannad, Gintama, Eyeshield 21 and hit movies like Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks programs can be found on home video distributed by Ingram Entertainment, Baker & Taylor, Section23Films, The Right Stuff and other good and fine distributors. Digital product offerings may be found at iTunes, Netflix, Amazon, Zune Marketplace, Anime Network, Playstation Network and YouTube.
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WTK
07-02-10, 06:34 PM
REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA TV Series

Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment announced the license for the REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA television series, as well as plans to release its 39 episodes as three DVD box sets – featuring the remastered video from the Japanese DVD release with English audio, Japanese audio and English-language subtitles – during 2011.

The critically acclaimed series has been a fan favorite since its 1997 broadcast debut on TV Tokyo and features direction by Kunihiko Ikuhara (Sailor Moon S and SuperS), series composition by Yoji Enokido (Ouran High Host Club, FLCL, Sailor Moon SuperS) and animation by J.C. Staff (Honey and Clover, Slayers, Toradora!). Utena has been described as one of the top five “best anime of all time” (Anime Insider magazine, among others), and the project also inspired animated film, manga and stageplay adaptations. Both shoujo (girls’) manga, written and illustrated by Chiho Saito, were published in North America by VIZ Media.

Utena is a spirited teenage girl with an unusual dream – to become a prince who helps those in need. However, this sense of chivalry soon places her at odds with her classmates at the Ohtori Academy and thrusts her into a series of mysterious and dangerous duels against members of its student council.

Visit comingsoon.rightstuf.com (http://comingsoon.rightstuf.com/) for more information about the Revolutionary Girl Utena anime and to view its opening credits trailer.

WTK
07-02-10, 06:36 PM
SORA NO WOTO

Right Stuf’s Nozomi Entertainment also announced its license for SORA NO WOTO. The 12-episode series and its DVD-exclusive special episodes are currently scheduled for release in 2011, as a single DVD box set with Japanese audio and English-language subtitles.

Sora no Woto (literally, “Sound of the Sky”) aired on TV Tokyo during Spring 2010 and was the first series produced as part of the “Anime no Chikara” program, a joint initiative by TV Tokyo and Aniplex to develop original animated content for television.

The series is based on an original concept by Paradores and features direction by Mamoru Kanbe (Elfin Lied, Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie), series composition and scripting by Hiroyuki Yoshino (Macross Frontier, My-Otome) and animation by A-1 Pictures (Black Butler, Big Windup!). Sora no Woto’s opening theme is composed by Yuki Kajiura (Noir, .hack//SIGN) and performed by Kalafina (Black Butler).

Inspired by the female soldier who rescued her as a child – and haunted by the refrain the young woman played on her trumpet – Kanata joins the military, determined to become a bugler. She still has much to learn, though, and she is assigned to a remote outpost at the edge of the war-torn landscape. Although a ceasefire has been declared, the women of the 1121st Platoon are charged with both maintaining the Clocktower Fortress and defending the town where it is located from enemy attack.

Visit comingsoon.rightstuf.com (http://comingsoon.rightstuf.com/) for more information about series.

WTK
07-02-10, 09:50 PM
AX 2010 Update - FUNimation Edition

New Licenses (targeted for 2011)

Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail (OVA)
Darker than BLACK: Season 2
Hellsing Ultimate (Vol.5 to 7)
Shakugan no Shana: Season 2 / Movie / OVA
Toaru Kagaku no Railgun
Toaru Majutsu no Index
Trigun: Badlands Rumble (Movie) | Planned for theaters


New Geneon License Rescues (targeted for 2011)

Ai Yori Aoshi
Armitage III
Haibane Renmei
Hellsing (TV)
Serial Experiments Lain
Tenchi in Tokyo
Tenchi Muyo! movies
Tenchi Muyo! OVAs
Tenchi Universe
Texhnolyze


New Simulcast Streaming Licenses (at least for now)

Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji): Season 2
Sekirei ~Pure Engagement~ (Season 2)
Sengoku Basara: Season 2
Shiki
The Legend of the Legendary Heroes

WTK
07-02-10, 11:10 PM
AX 2010 Update - Aniplex Edition

Durarara!! is licensed by Aniplex
Coming on DVD starting January 2011
3-Part release, each includes 8-9 episodes on 2 DVDs with English dub (will announce @ Otakon)

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Eric F
07-02-10, 11:41 PM
Aniplex doesn't do Blu-Ray releases do they? Also hard to believe some studios still do multi-volume sets in the US. Very annoying.

WTK
07-02-10, 11:47 PM
Aniplex doesn't do Blu-Ray releases do they? Also hard to believe some studios still do multi-volume sets in the US. Very annoying.
You are referring to Durarara!! right? This is the second property that Aniplex is handling themselves. The first being the Gurren Lagann movies.

For them if there is no Japanese BD release(s), we won't be seeing it here. As far as I know Durarara!! has not being released in BD over @ Japan.

WTK
07-03-10, 07:43 PM
In an accidental slip by Production I.G, TRSI / Nozomi Ent. has also acquired the Utena Movie as well.
REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA TV Series

Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment announced the license for the REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA television series, as well as plans to release its 39 episodes as three DVD box sets – featuring the remastered video from the Japanese DVD release with English audio, Japanese audio and English-language subtitles – during 2011.

The critically acclaimed series has been a fan favorite since its 1997 broadcast debut on TV Tokyo and features direction by Kunihiko Ikuhara (Sailor Moon S and SuperS), series composition by Yoji Enokido (Ouran High Host Club, FLCL, Sailor Moon SuperS) and animation by J.C. Staff (Honey and Clover, Slayers, Toradora!). Utena has been described as one of the top five “best anime of all time” (Anime Insider magazine, among others), and the project also inspired animated film, manga and stageplay adaptations. Both shoujo (girls’) manga, written and illustrated by Chiho Saito, were published in North America by VIZ Media.

Utena is a spirited teenage girl with an unusual dream – to become a prince who helps those in need. However, this sense of chivalry soon places her at odds with her classmates at the Ohtori Academy and thrusts her into a series of mysterious and dangerous duels against members of its student council.

Visit comingsoon.rightstuf.com (http://comingsoon.rightstuf.com/) for more information about the Revolutionary Girl Utena anime and to view its opening credits trailer.

TheBigDave
07-15-10, 01:58 PM
Has anyone heard anything new on FLCL? Last I heard was DVD & BR in "Late 2010".

WTK
07-15-10, 02:26 PM
Has anyone heard anything new on FLCL? Last I heard was DVD & BR in "Late 2010".
It's still targeted for a late 2010 release as of Anime Expo. No release date has been revealed yet. This leaves November or December at the earliest.

WTK
07-19-10, 06:16 PM
Per ANN (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-07-19/anchor-bay-lists-redline-as-upcoming-manga-release) | English Narrated Trailer (http://meta.yahoo-streaming.jp/webevents/yahoo/movies/redline/trailer01_1m.asx)
Anchor Bay Lists Redline as 'Upcoming Manga Release'

posted on 2010-07-19 18:29 EDT

Racing anime film from MADHOUSE (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/company.php?id=392), Animatrix (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=1710)'s Koike, Trava (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=4019)'s Ishii, SMAP (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=42171)'s Kimura

The production company Anchor Bay Entertainment (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/company.php?id=5857) has revealed in a Monday media alert for its Comic-Con International plans that Redline (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=6456) is one of the "upcoming Manga releases" along with (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-06-08/anchor-bay-adds-first-squad/the-moment-of-truth) First Squad - The Moment Of Truth (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=10231). Both Anchor Bay Entertainment and the anime distributor Manga Entertainment (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/company.php?id=10) are currently (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-07-08/manga-entertainment-anchoy-bay-parent-up-for-sale) subsidiaries of Starz (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/company.php?id=3387) Media.

Director Takeshi Koike (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=7344) (The Animatrix (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=1710)'s "World Record (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=1714)"), writer Katsuhito Ishii (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=31558) (Piroppo (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=5855), Trava (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=4019)), and the MADHOUSE (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/company.php?id=392) anime studio created (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2006-03-27/madhouse-animatrix-director-to-make-film) the Redline film about the deadliest car race in known space. Leading the cast are SMAP (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=42171)'s Takuya Kimura (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=23386) (Howl's Moving Castle (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=889), live-action Space Battleship Yamato (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=338)), Tadanobu Asano (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=27976) (Ichi the Killer (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=4220), Tokyo Zombie (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/manga.php?id=9791)), and Yuu Aoi (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=56064) (Honey and Clover (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=6441), Tekkonkinkreet (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=6531)).

The film will open in Japan on October 9 after advance screenings (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-03-19/mamoru-oshii-short-film-otomo-hipira-kun-to-compete-at-annecy) at international film festivals. Three new trailers were launched (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-07-19/tezuka-buddha-precure-redline-film-trailers-posted) late last week.

WTK
07-22-10, 11:18 PM
From SDCC: Per ANN (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-07-22/bandai-adds-tales-of-the-abyss-turn-a-gundam)
Bandai Ent. Adds Tales of the Abyss, Turn A Gundam

posted on 2010-07-22 22:25 EDT

The North American anime distributor Bandai Entertainment (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/company.php?id=3) has announced at its Comic-Con International panel on Thursday that it acquired the license to the Tales of the Abyss (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=10149) and Turn A Gundam (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=917) television anime series. Tales of the Abyss is a 26-episode anime adaptation of the popular Namco (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/company.php?id=1275) Bandai role-playing game of the same name. Turn A Gundam is the 1999 television anime series written and directed by Gundam (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=4189) creator Yoshiyuki Tomino (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=100) for Gundam's 20th anniversary. The series also features music by Yoko Kanno (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=734) and mechanical designs by Blade Runner's Syd Mead (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=5434).

WTK
07-27-10, 03:01 PM
Per Discotek Blog (http://www.discotekmedia.com/blog/?p=40)
New licenses!
July 27th, 2010

Anime:

Galaxy Express 999 movie

Adieu Galaxy Express 999 movie

Project AKO (Original movie)

Live action:

Princess Blade

Aquarian Age

WTK
07-29-10, 10:55 PM
Aniplex USA Twitter (http://twitter.com/aniplexUSA/status/19879360990) / EDIT: New LINK (http://twitter.com/aniplexUSA/status/19939779545)
R.O.D -The Complete- Blu-ray box set will be released this winter! Three OVA episodes and 26 TV episodes will be on 5 Blu-ray Discs. Both Japanese and English dub will be included. Stay tuned for detailed information!

WTK
07-30-10, 03:46 PM
http://www4.funimation.com/video/images/shows/girlsbravo.jpg

Girls Bravo, Episode 1 (Sub) via Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1rG0_ucFf0&playnext=1&videos=Dl5xrmjDTzk)

via Twitter (http://twitter.com/funimation/status/19935236606)
LOL! That was our sly announcement/non-announcement today! We wondered how long it would take for all to catch on! (in no time at all)

WTK
07-30-10, 06:23 PM
PR...via Otakon
FUNimation Acquires “Blessing of the Campanella”

Simulcast to begin in August, DVD release planned for 2011

Flower Mound, Texas (July 30, 2010) - FUNimation Entertainment, the leading distributor of Japanese animation in North America, announced today it will partner with Marvelous Entertainment for the online simulcast of the “Blessing of the Campanella” exclusively in the United States.

FUNimation has also acquired home entertainment, digital, broadcast and merchandise rights for the 12 episode fantasy anime series.

Known as “Shukufuku no Campanella” in its native Japan, “Blessing of the Campanella” is based on the popular Japanese visual novel of the same name. The series takes place in the magical city of Ert’Aria. As the residents prepare for a harvest festival, a young technician named Leicester Maycraft witnesses the crash of a mysterious shooting star. Upon further investigation, Leicester is surprised to find a young woman at the site of the crash. Now the young man must figure out who this mysterious girl is, and why she keeps calling him Father.

Animation for the series is done by studio AIC (“Strike Witches 2”, “Heaven’s Lost Property”). The series features as Nobuhiko Okamoto (“Air Gear”, “Sacred Blacksmith”) as Leicester Maycraft and is directed by Shinji Uchiro.
FUNimation Entertainment Acquires EVANGELION: 2.0 YOU CAN (NOT) ADVANCE from NTV

Flower Mound, TX – July 30, 2010 – FUNimation® Entertainment today announced that it has acquired the home entertainment, broadcast, digital and merchandise rights to the animated sci-fi action film EVANGELION: 2.0 YOU CAN (NOT) ADVANCE from NTV.

EVANGELION: 2.0 YOU CAN (NOT) ADVANCE is the second of four films by Hideaki Anno and Studio Khara based on the 1990’s Gainax “Neon Genesis Evangelion” anime series, a long-running anime about teenagers defending the world from machines and mass destruction.

The film is produced by Toshimichi Otsuki and directed by Hideaki Anno, Masayuki, and Kazuya Tsurumaki from the screenplay written by Anno. The mechanical designer is Ikuto Yamashita.

The setting is Tokyo 3, an outpost in a future world devastated by the "Second Impact." Attacked by shape-shifting mecha-behemoths known as “Angels”, what's left of Earth is defended by giant "Eva" robots piloted by high school students. Selected for duty by NERV, a top-secret military organization, the children are linked to their Evas by a design feature that channels the spirits of deceased family members into the machine's circuitry. The lead pilot is Shinji (voiced by Ogata), the troubled son of emotionally distant NERV scientist Gendou Ikari. Rebelling against his predestined path, Shinji is brought back into the fold by teacher-mother figure Misato Katsuragi (Mitsuishi) and fellow pilot Rei (Hayashibara).

EVANGELION: 2.0 YOU CAN (NOT) ADVANCE. opened as the #1 film at Japan the week of its debut in October 2009.

FUNimation Entertainment will release the film on DVD and Blu-ray in 2011.
Girls Bravo, Episode 1 (Sub) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1rG0_ucFf0&playnext=1&videos=Dl5xrmjDTzk) listed @ YouTube. | FUNi Banner (http://www4.funimation.com/video/images/shows/girlsbravo.jpg)

via Twitter (http://twitter.com/funimation/status/19935236606)
LOL! That was our sly announcement/non-announcement today! We wondered how long it would take for all to catch on! (in no time at all)
FUNimation Entertainment to Acquires Hetalia World Series
and the Movie HETALIA AXIS POWERS: PAINT IT, WHITE

Flower Mound, TX - July 30, 2010 – Flower Mound Texas, FUNimation Entertainment, the leading distributor of Japanese anime in North America, announced today it has reached an agreement with Japanese production studio Media Factory, Inc. for the online simulcast and home entertainment release of the comedy series “Hetalia World Series” in the United States.

Starting in August, FUNimation Entertainment will premiere the newest episode of “Hetalia World Series” shortly after its initial digital download premiere in Japan. The anime will be available with its original Japanese dialogue with English subtitles through FUNimation.com and FUNimation streaming partners. A date and time for its U.S. debut will be coming soon.

“Hetalia World Series” continues the off-beat tradition of its predecessor, “Axis Powers Hetalia”, following Italy, Germany, and now joined more prominently by Prussia on their escapades re-interpreting the past. Colorful, cute, and crass; this is world history as you have never seen it before.

Created by Hidekaz Himaruya, Hetalia World Series reunites the voice cast “Axis Powers Hetalia”. The anime stars Daisuke Namikawa, as Italy, Hiroki Yasumoto voicing Germany, and new addition Atsushi Kousaka as Prussia. The series is produced by Studio Deen (“Fruits Basket”, “Vampire Knight”).


FUNimation has also acquired to first animated feature-length adaptation of the series “Axis Powers Hetalia.” The film is called HETALIA AXIS POWERS: PAINT IT, WHITE and is the first appearance of the character Iceland. The nations must ward off aliens and save mankind as we know it from extinction and the draining of color throughout the world.

FUNimation will release the movie on DVD in 2011.

For more information about the series, please visit http://www.funimation.com/hetalia.
The FUNimation.com video portal will also soon be the online simulcast home for the fairy-tale-ish parody, “Okamisan”, exclusively in the U.S. on behalf of Media Factory, Inc.

FUNimation Entertainment’s rights also include home entertainment, digital, broadcast and merchandise for the 13 episode series with plans to release the title on DVD in 2011.

Known as “Ōkami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tach” in its native Japan, the series is animated by Japanese animation studio J.C Staff and directed by Yoshiaki Iwasaki (“Love Hina”, “The Familiar of Zero”). The show features an all star cast including veteran voice actress Shizuka Itou (“xxxHOLiC”, “Blassreiter”) and actress Kanae Itou (“Queen’s Blade”, “Tetsuwan Birdy Decode”).

Based on the light novels released by ASCII in Japan, the anime follows tomboy Ookami Ryouko and her spunky best friend, Akai Ringo. Both work for a special club at their high school that specializes in solving students’ problems, no matter how dangerous. The anime is well known for parodying famous children’s stories including Snow White and Little Red Riding Hood.
FUNimation Entertainment has been tapped for the online simulcast of the 13 episode World War II adventure anime “Strike Witches 2”. Through an agreement with Kadokawa Pictures, Inc. fans can catch new episodes, in addition to already aired episodes of the series through the FUNimation video portal at www.funimation.com/video.

In addition to the simulcast, FUNimation has been awarded home entertainment, digital, broadcast and merchandise rights for the series.

Directed by Kazuhiro Takamura (“Strike Witches”, “Cardcaptor Sakura”), animation for “Strike Witches 2” is done by studio AIC (“Shuffle”, “Heaven’s Lost Property”). The anime continues the adventures of the Strike Witches, the group of young woman fighting to liberate war torn Europe from deadly aliens. With jet pack boots and supernatural powers, it is up to them to take on the powerful Neuroi before they take over the earth and enslave humanity.

FUNimation Entertainment previously released the first series, “Strike Witches”, on DVD in North America earlier this year and will release “Strike Witches 2” on DVD in 2011.
FUNimation Entertainment Acquires Japanese Academy Award Winner SUMMER WARS from NTV

An Anime Family Saves the World in this Film Festival Favorite

Flower Mound, TX – July 30, 2010 – FUNimation® Entertainment today announced that it has acquired the home entertainment, theatrical, broadcast and merchandise rights to the animated sci-fi action film SUMMER WARS from NTV.

Released in August 2009 in Japan by Warner Brothers, SUMMER WARS is produced by Madhouse and directed by Mamoru Hosoda. SUMMER WARS is the second full-length film that Hosoda has made as a freelance director. The first, THE GIRL WHO LEAPT THROUGH TIME, an animated movie in which the teenage heroine discovers that she can travel to the past, received rave reviews from critics and audiences worldwide.

SUMMER WARS reunites many who worked on that film, including scriptwriter Satoko Okudera and character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto.

The SUMMER WARS story begins with Kenji, a timid math prodigy who seems better suited for virtual worlds than his more intimidating high school. When class cutie Natsuki asks Kenji to accompany her on a family trip to celebrate her great-grandmother’s 90th birthday, he instantly agrees, not realizing she intends to present him to her family as her fiance - a ruse that forces Kenji, who hides behind an avatar online, to role-play in the real world as well.

The plot thickens after Kenji solves a math riddle that inadvertently brings a worldwide social networking site to its knees and throws the real world into confusion. Suddenly, this large family in rural Japan must work together to stave off a world crisis.

SUMMER WARS has screened at film festivals worldwide, including the Sitges International Film Festival of Catalonia, the Berlin International Film Festival, the Sydney Film Festival, Locarno Film Festival, the Hawaii International Film Festival, and the New York International Children’s Festival and was nominated for an award at the prestigious Annecy International Animation Film Festival. Hosoda’s previous offering, THE GIRL WHO LEAPT THROUGH TIME, won the Special Distinction for Feature Films in 2007.

SUMMER WARS also won the prize for Best Animated Film at the 33rd Japanese Academy Awards earlier this year and made an impressive $18.3 million at the Japanese box office.

FUNimation Entertainment will release the film theatrically in 2010 and on DVD and Blu-ray in 2011.

WTK
07-31-10, 09:52 PM
Per ANN (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-07-31/bandai-ent-adds-my-otome-0-s.ifr-sora-kake-girl)
Bandai Ent. Adds My-Otome 0~S.ifr~, Sora Kake Girl

posted on 2010-07-31 22:28 EDT

K-ON! (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=10562) gets dub (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/lexicon.php?id=98); My-Otome (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=5378) prequel, The Girl Who Leapt Through Space (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=10272) licensed

The North American anime distributor Bandai Entertainment (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/company.php?id=3) has announced (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/press-release/2010-07-31/bandai-entertainment-announces-the-girl-who-leapt-through-space-and-my-otome-0-s.ifr) at its Otakon panel on Saturday that it licensed two series from the anime studio Sunrise (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/company.php?id=34): My-Otome 0~S.ifr~ (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=8764) and The Girl Who Leapt Through Space (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=10272) (Sora o Kakeru Shōjo/Sora Kake Girl). Bandai Entertainment also revealed that Bang Zoom! Entertainment (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/company.php?id=628) will dub (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/lexicon.php?id=98) the previously licensed (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-07-01/bandai-entertainment-adds-k-on-anime) K-ON! (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=10562) anime series into English...
In regards to K-ON! on Blu-ray
22:18:36 <bay|Ota|BEI> we're going to be doing an english language version
22:18:44 <bay|Ota|BEI> we're also PLANNING to do simul dvd and bluray

Ash Ketchum
08-01-10, 06:21 AM
PR...via Otakon

That's great news about SUMMER WARS. It's a wonderful film and a real crowd-pleaser. I saw it at the New York International Children's Film Festival with a packed house, mostly children and their parents, on the day of a blizzard last February. The director was worried about showing a subtitled film to an audience of kids, but festival director Eric Beckman assured him it was not a problem for this audience. There was a Q&A afterward with the director and he was amazed at the smart questions coming from such young viewers.

SUMMER WARS is like that Digimon "War Games" movie, where kids from around the world participate in fighting a digital monster over the web. (It was the self-contained second Digimon movie, but it was used in the U.S. release, THE DIGIMON MOVIE, as the middle portion.) But SUMMER WARS is way more sophisticated and had a much larger budget. I believe the director was the same on both films.

WTK
08-04-10, 02:59 PM
Per PR...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SENTAI FILMWORKS ANNOUNCES GHOST SWEEPER MIKAMI TV LICENSE

HOUSTON, Aug 04, 2010—Sentai Filmworks today announced its acquisition of the classic hit anime series, GHOST SWEEPER MIKAMI. Based the on the acclaimed manga by Takashi Shiina, which ran for 8 continuous years in the weekly publication Shonen Sunday, GHOST SWEEPER MIKAMI‘s 45 episodes deftly mix comedy and horror as they detail the madness that ensues when Japan’s overpopulation issues finally begin to impact the resident spirit population and the ghosts have nowhere left to go except to encroach on the land of the living.

If you’ve got a ghost in your neighborhood, and your neighborhood is in Japan, you’d better put in a call to Ghost Sweeper Mikami, where disposing of things that most people don’t even believe exist is their stock in trade. Demon in the woodwork, hopping vampire in the pantry? Don’t worry! No case is too big or too small, since the lovely but avaricious Reiko Mikami will take any case that pays and her loyal but perverted sidekick Tadao will do anything that might let him sneak a peek at Reiko’s magnificent physique. How unfortunate for him that Reiko basically sees him as cannon-fodder, something that’s quite useful when your day to day business involves exorcising oni, yurei, yokai and anything else you might find in The Illustrated Bag of One Hundred Random Ghosts. It’s supernatural sleuthing where the bad guys aren’t wearing masks and the unexplained is both expected and usually lethal in GHOST SWEEPER MIKAMI!


About Sentai Filmworks:

Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, including hit series like Clannad, Gintama, Eyeshield 21 and hit movies like Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks programs can be found on home video distributed by Ingram Entertainment, Baker & Taylor, Section23Films, The Right Stuff and other good and fine distributors. Digital product offerings may be found at iTunes, Netflix, Amazon, Zune Marketplace, Anime Network, Playstation Network and YouTube.

WTK
08-13-10, 10:23 PM
via FUNi Blog (http://blog.funimation.com/2010/08/new-acquisition-ga-rei-zero/)
Surprise announcement!

We acquired the anime Ga-Rei-Zero from Kadokawa. The complete series of 12 episodes will be released on DVD and Blu-ray early 2011.

WTK
08-13-10, 10:26 PM
via ANN (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-08-13/crunchyroll-adds-shinkai-5-centimeters-per-second-dvd)
Crunchyroll Adds Shinkai's 5 Centimeters per Second DVD
posted on 2010-08-13 20:36 EDT

1st DVD from streaming site; Bandai Ent. to distribute & Viz Cinema to screen film

Kun Gao, CEO of the Crunchyroll (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/company.php?id=7606) media-distribution website, has announced on this week's ANNCast podcast episode (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/anncast/2010-08-13) that his company licensed the North American DVD rights to Makoto Shinkai (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=3487)'s 5 Centimeters Per Second film. This will be the first DVD release licensed by Crunchyroll. Crunchyroll hopes to ship the new DVD with Bang Zoom! Entertainment (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/company.php?id=628)'s recent English dub (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-02-27/new-english-dub-for-5cm-per-second-to-be-streamed-on-shinkai-day) in late September or early October.

Byousoku 5 Centimeter - a chain of short stories about their distance. (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=6696) is the second full-length film from the auteur director and writer Makoto Shinkai (Voices of a Distant Star (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=775), The Place Promised in Our Early Days (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=2324), She and Her Cat (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=2814)). The film is split into three individual segments, and it premiered in Japan in 2007. Shinkai is already working (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-12-21/distant-star-makoto-shinkai-outlines-next-work) on his next anime feature film with most of his 5 Centimeters Per Second staff, and he posted (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-12-24/distant-star-shinkai-posts-images-from-next-anime) initial imageboard art from the upcoming project in December.

Crunchyroll is handling the production, promotion, and financing of the new DVD release for 5 Centimeters Per Second, while Bandai Entertainment (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/company.php?id=3) helping to manufacture, package, and distribute the DVD. The Viz Cinema theater in San Francisco's "New People" cultural entertainment center will screen the film on September 14. Crunchyroll had streamed the film along with other Shinkai works to mark Global Shinkai Day on February 28 last year (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-02-24/crunchyroll-to-stream-3-makoto-shinkai-works-on-8) and this year (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-02-17/crunchyroll-funimation-stream-shinkai-works-moeyo-ken). ADV Films (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/company.php?id=2) had licensed (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2007-06-21/adv-acquires-makoto-shinkai%27s-5cm-per-second) the film and released a DVD with the company's own dub (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/lexicon.php?id=98) in 2008.

WTK
09-01-10, 06:39 PM
via PR...
FUNimation Entertainment Acquires Disgaea

Flower Mound, TX (September 1, 2010) – FUNimation® Entertainment today announced that it has acquired home entertainment, broadcast and digital rights for the fantasy adventure series “Disgaea” from d-rights.

The 12-episode series is directed by Kiyotaka Isako (“Love Hina” and “Utawarerumono”) and based on the popular Disgaea role-playing games developed by Nippon Ichi Software.


About Disgaea

The Netherworld is in chaos since the death of its Overlord. His demon son sets out to claim the throne, accompanied in his adventures by an angel-assassin trainee, and his demon underling who controls an army of minions. Along the way they’ll meet a variety of friends and foes including curvy scientists, healers, samurai and more. When three major powers –demons, angels, and humans—vie for control, obtaining and maintaining the title of Overlord won’t be easy.

FUNimation will release the complete series on DVD in early 2011.

In the meantime, watch the first episode featuring the English voice track now live on www.funimation.com/video

WTK
09-20-10, 02:55 PM
Special Trailer for Redline (to be released by Manga Ent / Anchor Bay)
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WTK
09-24-10, 10:52 PM
Redline to be released next year by Manga Ent. For those unfamiliar with this, check out these trailers (http://www.youtube.com/user/REDLINEofficial) in addition to the post before this.
@aicnanime (http://twitter.com/aicnanime) We are co-ordinating a simultaneous release for N.America, UK and Australia with #AnchorBay (http://twitter.com/search?q=%23AnchorBay) #Manga (http://twitter.com/search?q=%23Manga). Such a cool movie. V.excited.
http://twitter.com/MangaUK/status/25446357175

New #REDLINE (http://twitter.com/search?q=%23REDLINE) review by #HarryKnowles (http://twitter.com/search?q=%23HarryKnowles). http://www.aintitcool.com/node/46686 DVD/BD should be out by Easter... hopefully.
http://twitter.com/MangaUK/status/25402128855

WTK
10-09-10, 03:11 PM
NYCC Recap

Bandai Ent.:
11:30:25 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> Mobile Suit Gundam
11:31:46 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> japanese track with english subtitle will be available
11:31:59 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> Anime legend parts 1 and 2
11:32:04 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> 2 part anime legends release of the 42 ep series
11:32:12 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> first time on dvd with english audio and jap audio/english subtitles
11:32:14 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> coming in 2011

11:33:01 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> Gundam Unicorn licensed for DVD by bandai ent
11:33:06 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> 2 eps per dvd for a total 3 part release
11:33:09 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> $29.98 per vol
11:33:15 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> specs and release date tbd

11:34:07 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> k-on will be relased in spring of 2011
11:34:10 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> dvd and bluray 4 part release
11:34:14 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> regular and limited edition for each release
11:34:39 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> standard srp 29.98, le standard def with cd 39.98, blu-ray 34.98, le blu-ray with cd 44.98
11:34:42 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> tracks tbd on cd

11:36:26 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> Haruhi movie
11:36:30 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> release date spring 2011
11:36:34 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> final specs to be announced

11:38:03 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> we're announcing right now, a new blu-ray...
11:38:14 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> one that has been much asked for... it happens to be a film called tokikake
11:38:19 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> (girl who leapt through time)
11:38:33 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> specs and details tba

11:39:28 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> Gundam 00 the movie
11:39:36 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> will be released with japanese audio and english dub
11:39:38 <bay|NYAF|Bandai> spec and release date tbd
FUNimation:
12:40:44 <bay|NYAF|FUNi> summer wars
12:40:49 <bay|NYAF|FUNi> theatrical release december 2010
12:40:53 <bay|NYAF|FUNi> dvd and bluray spring 2011

12:55:37 <bay|NYAF|FUNi> Q: EoTE movies? A; movie 1 spring next year, movie 2 later in the year

12:55:44 <bay|NYAF|FUNi> Q: FLCL update? A: Other than it's coming, no.. wait....
12:55:50 <bay|NYAF|FUNi> spring next year

WTK
10-13-10, 11:28 AM
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WTK
10-26-10, 05:12 PM
via ANN (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-10-26/cat-sh-t-one-u.s-dvd/bd-planned-for-december)
Cat Sh*t One's U.S. DVD/BD Planned for December
posted on 2010-10-26 06:00 EDT

On YouTube (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/company.php?id=8245) in U.S. next month; other areas planned; stereoscopic 3D version completed

The production company IDA Entertainment (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/company.php?id=9313) has announced at Tokyo's TIFFCOM industry event on Tuesday that it plans to release the Cat Shit One video anime on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in the United States this December. IDA plans to independently distribute this computer-animated title through the online retailer Amazon. The company emphasized its intent to handle international distribution for this video on its own, "which unfortunately means we are currently not interested in collaborating with other television, Internet distribution, DVD, or Blu-ray distribution related companies."

The previously announced stream (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-09-28/cat-sh-t-one-anime-gets-english-dub-for-free-streaming) of the English dub (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/lexicon.php?id=98) is set to begin in the United States on the website YouTube (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/company.php?id=8245) in November. Will Prescott and Tom Flynn are credited with the English dubbed voices of the characters Packy and Botasky, respectively. (IDA had already announced that it will include (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-10-22/cat-sh-t-one-dvd/bd-to-include-english-dub-in-japan) the English dub on the Japanese DVD and Blu-ray releases in early December.)...
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WTK
10-27-10, 01:09 PM
FUNimation Entertainment Acquires Heaven’s Lost Property Forte

Streaming Begins Friday, October 29

Flower Mound, TX (October 27, 2010) – FUNimation® Entertainment today announced that it has acquired the home entertainment, broadcast, digital and merchandise rights to the second season of the romantic comedy “Heaven’s Lost Property” (“Sora no Otoshimono: Forte”) from Kadokawa.

In addition, the first four episodes of Heaven’s Lost Property Forte will be posted www.funimation.com/video starting Friday, October 29 at 11:30 a.m. CST. Each week a new episode will be added to the site..

Director Hisashi Saito (“Bamboo Blade”) returns to direct the 12-episode second season.

FUNimation Entertainment will release the series on DVD in 2011.

Ash Ketchum
10-27-10, 03:48 PM
NYCC Recap

Bandai Ent.:

FUNimation:
MSG, K-On, Haruhi movie and Summer Wars are all great news.

I wish they'd given SUMMER WARS a theatrical release in the U.S. It's vaguely similar to INCEPTION and probably would have appealed to that film's fans, if they could get over their resistance to taking "cartoons" seriously, but was, IMHO, a thousand times better than Nolan's film. I saw it at the New York International Children's Film Festival last February. A blizzard was in progress, but the place was sold out anyway. And the film's director was there, worried that the kids couldn't read the subtitles. The festival director told him, "Don't worry about it. These kids'll be fine." And they were.

Although one kid asked the director during the Q&A why the hero was always having nosebleeds. Big laugh from the crowd.

WTK
10-27-10, 11:59 PM
I wish they'd given SUMMER WARS a theatrical release in the U.S. It's vaguely similar to INCEPTION and probably would have appealed to that film's fans, if they could get over their resistance to taking "cartoons" seriously, but was, IMHO, a thousand times better than Nolan's film. I saw it at the New York International Children's Film Festival last February. A blizzard was in progress, but the place was sold out anyway. And the film's director was there, worried that the kids couldn't read the subtitles. The festival director told him, "Don't worry about it. These kids'll be fine." And they were.
Summer Wars is supposed to get a limited theatrical release this fall. I'm guessing that most cities won't be getting it. It's such a great movie (watched from the Taiwan BD release). It should be one of the best anime movie release next year (DVD or BD).

WTK
11-03-10, 04:20 PM
via ANN (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-11-03/funimation-adds-excel-saga-noir-bubblegum-crisis)
Funimation has confirmed with ANN that it has acquired the license to the 1999 television anime adaptation of Koushi Rikudou's manga Excel Saga from Flying Dog. The company says that it has also acquired two other former ADV Films licenses: Noir and Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040. All three titles will be released in North America in 2011...

WTK
11-13-10, 09:26 AM
Rosario + Vampire / Rosario + Vampire CAPU2

Rosario + Vampire
Available on DVD Spring 2011 featuring:

Art box
Art booklet (subject to change)
Contains episodes 1-13
Rosario + Vampire – CAPU2
Available on DVD Spring 2011 featuring:
Contains episodes 14-26

chrisc31
11-13-10, 10:56 AM
Rosario + Vampire / Rosario + Vampire CAPU2

Rosario + Vampire
Available on DVD Spring 2011 featuring:

Art box
Art booklet (subject to change)
Contains episodes 1-13
Rosario + Vampire – CAPU2
Available on DVD Spring 2011 featuring:
Contains episodes 14-26

I like the Art booklet idea for Rosario + Vampire. I was expecting FUNi to include something perverted, like how we got Sia's "God" panties with Shuffle! art box.

WTK
11-13-10, 11:44 AM
From Dave Williams...
Figured I'd pop in here and post as well. At the Sentai Filmworks panel I just did at Izumicon, I announced that we have heard the cry from the fans and Sentai WILL be going back and doing a dub for Clannad After Story. We'll do an exchange program of course for those who want to trade in their subtitled only version. The release will be coming out in April next year.

In addition I announced that Sentai Filmworks has picked up the license for the Clannad movie and will be releasing it dubbed and subtitled in March.

BTW, this will also mark my return to doing some ADR directing as I will co-direct these with Janice.

WTK
12-01-10, 04:01 PM
via Twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/mediablasters/status/10033060879794176)
New Acquisition for AnimeWorks! MazinKaizer SKL will be released in May 2011 on DVD. 75 minutes. Go Nagai fans rejoice!
via Twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/mediablasters/status/10033427139006464)
For the curious, MazinKaizer SKL is definite for a DVD release, but we're still not decided on a Blu-Ray. We'll let you know.

WTK
12-08-10, 04:19 PM
Shin Koihime†Musō: Otome Tairan: Complete Collection - 325 minutes - $49.98 - May 2011

WTK
12-29-10, 08:06 PM
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WTK
01-18-11, 11:27 PM
via PR...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


SENTAI FILMWORKS ANNOUNCES INFINITE STRATOS LICENSE

HOUSTON, January 18, 2011—Sentai Filmworks today announced its acquisition of INFINITE STRATOS, the latest hit anime series from 8-Bit (Durarara!!, Macross Frontier). Based on the series of hit novels by Izuru Yumizuru that have already spawned a hit manga and internet radio series, INFINITE STRATOS takes the battle of the sexes to a new level, flipping conventional gender relationships through a maverick series of high speed inverted power rolls over the course of 12 extraordinary episodes!


10 years ago, the development of the revolutionary Infinite Stratos powered exoskeleton changed the world’s balance of power overnight… but unfortunately, while the distribution of IS systems to every nation on Earth HAS ushered in a new era of peace, the fact that only women have thus far been able to pilot the Stratos systems has sent the relationship between the XX and XY-chromosomed halves of the human race into a spiraling tailspin! So when 15 year old Ichika Orimura is suddenly discovered to be the first male with the ability to control an IS, whatever plans he might have had for his own future are tossed out the window even as he’s thrown to the wolves and enrolled at the otherwise entirely female Infinite Stratos Academy by order of the Japanese government! It’s one Boy Vs. all the Girls, and the question isn’t who’ll come out on top… it’s who will survive the educational experience in INFINITE STRATOS!

WTK
01-19-11, 01:10 AM
Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts - | DVD - Summer 2011 (http://funimation.com/bakaandtest/)
Dance in the Vampire Bund | DVD & Blu-ray - Summer 2011 (http://funimation.com/vampirebund/)

WTK
02-09-11, 10:02 PM
via ANN (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2011-02-09/jared-padalecki-to-dub-entire-supernatural-anime-season)
Jared Padalecki to Dub Entire Supernatural Anime Season
posted on 2011-02-09 22:48 EST

Live-action version's co-star Jensen Ackles (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=95909) to only dub (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/lexicon.php?id=98) last 2 episodes

The publicity staff at Warner Brothers (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/company.php?id=1743) Japan revealed (http://twitter.com/WB_SN_ROOM/status/23765781951021056) on their official Twitter account last month that Jared Padalecki (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=95908), the co-lead actor on the American live-action television series Supernatural, will dub (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/lexicon.php?id=98) all 22 episodes of MADHOUSE (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/company.php?id=392)'s first anime (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-06-10/madhouse-makes-anime-for-warners-supernatural-tv-show) season. However, co-star Jensen Ackles (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=95909) will only dub the last two episodes of Supernatural the Animation (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=12032)'s first season. The original live-action series follows the Winchester brothers Sam (Padalecki) and Dean (Ackles) as they hunt creatures and other supernatural phenomena across the American landscape.

The producers had already revealed that Yuya Uchida (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=63485) (Soul Eater (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=9070)'s Dr. Franken Stein, Naruto Shippūden (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=7293)'s Rinji) and Hiroki Touchi (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=20365) (Trinity Blood (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=4874)'s Abel Nightroad, Bokurano (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=7213)'s Kokkpelli) will dub Sam and Dean, respectively, in Japanese. (They already do the same for the live-action version in Japan.) The Japanese singer and actor Gackt (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=15972) will also voice (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2011-01-06/gackt-to-voice-guest-role-in-supernatural-anime) the recurring character Andy in Japanese. The character Andy will appear in the first anime season's finale, "All Hell Breaks Loose" or "Erabareshimono-tachi" (The Chosen Ones).

According (http://wwws.warnerbros.co.jp/supernatural/index.html#/animeProduct) to the official website for the anime, the DVD and Blu-ray Disc releases of the anime will launch in Japan on February 23 with Japanese/English soundtracks and Japanese/English subtitles. The Zap2it website's blog reported (http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/02/supernatural-anime-jared-padalecki-to-dub-first-season-for-us-release.html) on Wednesday that "a U.S. version is expected to be released on DVD" but neither Warner Brothers Japan nor Warner Bros. (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/company.php?id=304) Television in the United States has officially announced an American release.

[Via Sam's Laptop (http://samslaptop.com/), Zap2it (http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/02/supernatural-anime-jared-padalecki-to-dub-first-season-for-us-release.html)]

WTK
02-10-11, 03:37 PM
One update from the Hetalia: Axis Powers are invading TinierMe! PR...
A feature-length Hetalia: Axis Powers movie called Paint it, White! was released in theaters in Japan in 2010 and is scheduled to be released on DVD in North America Fall 2011.

WTK
02-10-11, 06:12 PM
via PR...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SENTAI FILMWORKS ANNOUNCES
DREAM EATER MERRY


HOUSTON, February 13, 2011—Sentai Filmworks today announced its acquisition of DREAM EATER MERRY, the latest hit anime series from animation powerhouse J.C. STAFF (Excel Saga, Azumanga Daioh, Revolutionary Girl Utena,) Based on the hit manga by Ushiki Yoshitaka, directed by Shigeyasu Yamauchi (Street Fighter Alpha, Boys Over Flowers,) using scripts and story compositions by Hideki Shirane and character designs by Masahiro Fuji (both Hayate the Combat Butler,) the 12 episode DREAM EATER MERRY series rolls out the unique premise of a boy with the ability to predict dreams who becomes the focus of the ambitions of a unique race of demons who use dreams to access our world!

Sometimes daydreaming can get you into trouble, but what do you do when it’s OTHER people’s dreams that you have to watch out for? For the last 10 years Yumeji Fujiwara’s life has been getting progressively stranger, beginning with suddenly gaining the ability to predict what kind of dreams other people will have! Then his own dreams took a bizarre turn in which he was being pursued by armies of cats! Now, however, the weird-o-meter has just maxed out: Not only has Yumeji learned that the leader of the dream cats needs Yumeji’s body to access the real world, but a beautiful girl suddenly drops on top of him and announces that she’s a Dream Demon who needs to return to HER world! There are a lot of sleepless nights ahead, as Yumeji has to deal with the dream stalking, a dream walking and the little bitty problem of the fabric separating reality and fantasy being torn to shreds in DREAM EATER MERRY!

WTK
02-19-11, 03:41 PM
...and also not in the PRs below: FUNi has licensed more Sgt. Frog (S3).

PR...
FUNimation Entertainment Acquires TO

Flower Mound, TX (February 19, 2010) – North American anime distributor FUNimation® Entertainment today announced that it has licensed the home entertainment, broadcast, digital rights and merchandise rights for the sci-fi original video anime “TO” from Showgate, Inc.

The OVA is directed by Fumihiko Sori (“Appleseed,” Vexille” and the upcoming Dragon Age role-playing video game based anime film being produced by BioWare and FUNimation) .
In “TO,” Sori has adapted two stories from Yukinobu Hoshino’s 2001 Nights manga. "Elliptical Orbit" and "Symbiotic Planet" are part of Hoshino's centuries-long storyline about mankind's voyages into space.

FUNimation will release the OVA on DVD and Blu-ray this summer. via PR...
Flower Mound, Texas (February 19, 2010) - FUNimation® Entertainment today announced the main cast of the 13 episode supernatural action anime series “Baka and Test – Summon the Beasts”:

Character Cast

HIDEYOSHI Brina Palencia
KOUTA Greg Ayres
MINAMI Leah Clark
MIZUKI Alexis Tipton
SHOUKO Jamie Marchi

The ADR Director is Terri Doty.

About Baka and Test -- Summon the Beasts

When a fight breaks out at Fumizuki Academy, nobody throws a single punch. Instead, the students utilize the school’s technology to summon Avatars, pint-sized stand-ins with battle powers based on academic ability. That “academic ability” part is bad news for Yoshii – because Yoshii’s an idiot, stuck in lowly Class F with the slackers. If these misfits want to escape their dump of a classroom and earn some respect, they’ll have to fight their way up the ranks and take on Class A, the Academy’s brightest students. It’s going to be tough, that’s for sure. But once the underachievers of Class F get motivated, they don’t give up – and Yoshii can’t even spell surrender!

For more information about the series, please visit http://www.funimation.com/bakaandtest .

FUNimation Entertainment will release the series on DVD and Blu-ray this summer.

WTK
02-19-11, 06:20 PM
What can be heard thus far from the official website with English trailer: http://funimation.com/tomovie/

Release set to be a Blu-ray / DVD combo pack in summer 2011.

http://blog.funimation.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/to_website-600x634.jpg

<iframe title="YouTube video player" width="640" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/D8RsUGFJo4Q?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

WTK
03-03-11, 04:06 PM
Transformers: The Headmasters licensed by Shout! Factory | LINK (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/japanese-transformers-40/shout-factory-confirms-headmasters-and-beast-wars-dvd-sets-171582)
Shout! Factory have sent out an email, confirming that yes indeedy, they are going to be releasing two new Transformers DVD box sets - Beast Wars, and The Takara Collection: Headmasters. Yes, the Japanese only continuation of Generation 1 Transformers is finally coming to DVD in the US! HEAD ON!!!

Transforming The Beast & Headmasters
OK, Transformers fans. This is what you’ve been waiting for. We have officially secured the rights to bring you additional Transformers DVDs. Later this year, we’ll release two 4-disc sets: Transformers Beast Wars and Transformers Takara Collection: Headmasters. and complete series collections. This is the first time the Headmasters series is available in the U.S., and it all came together because you asked for it . . . at Comic-Con, Bot-Con and through our site. We’ll have more details as we get closer to releasing them, but we wanted to end rumor and speculation with an official confirmation here.

WTK
03-07-11, 05:44 PM
via Discotek Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=197565933605842&id=147168055312297)
Coming this year: Golgo 13 original movie remastered 16:9 with new extras

WTK
03-25-11, 03:01 PM
via PR...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SENTAI FILMWORKS ANNOUNCES ANGEL BEATS LICENSE

HOUSTON, March 24, 2011—Sentai Filmworks today announced its acquisition of Japan’s white-hot anime series, ANGEL BEATS. A multi-media mega-franchise with two manga, a series of illustrated short stories and two internet radio shows, each new volume of ANGEL BEATS has consistently ranked in the top three nationwide bestselling Blu-Ray releases in Japan. Now the series is coming to the U.S. on both DVD and Blu-Ray. Both releases will include an all new English dub, with the first episodes of the dub set to premiere at Anime Boston.

Synopsis: It sucks being dead. Sucks even more to be trapped in a surreal afterlife where you’re caught between the living and the dead—where a mysterious, violent Angel is trying to pull you over to…somewhere. What do you do? Well, if you’re this group of rough-and-tumble teens, you grab every weapon you can get your hands on and give Heaven hell! High-caliber action and locked-and-loaded comedy meet on a rock and roll battleground in Angel Beats!

chrisc31
03-25-11, 06:54 PM
http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd482/0chrisc1978/001.jpg

cool, I am going to Anime Boston this year to.

WTK
03-29-11, 09:37 PM
FUNimation's Shiki - Official Website (http://funimation.com/shiki/)
COMING TO DVD & BLU-RAY
SPRING 2012
EDIT: FUNi Blog (http://blog.funimation.com/2011/03/shiki-licensed-for-dvd-and-blu-ray/)

WTK
04-02-11, 05:17 PM
via Twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/jackie_smith/status/54275837020733440)
addtl rights to Fractale and Freezing and acquisition of Tales of Vesperia
via PR...
Fractale -- We have acquired additional rights to "Fractale"from - which wrapped its simulcast on www.funimation.com/video<http://www.funimation.com/video> this week. FUNimation now has the U.S. and Canadian home entertainment, broadcast, digital and merchandise rights to the 12 episode horror anime series. We will release Fractale on DVD and Blu-ray in 2012.
Freezing -- We have acquired additional rights to "Freezing"- now simulcast on www.funimation.com/video<http://www.funimation.com/video> each Monday at 9:30 am CDT. Now FUNimation has the U.S. and Canadian home entertainment, broadcast, digital, mobile and merchandise rights to the 12 episode horror anime series. We will release Freezing on DVD and Blu-ray in 2012.
Tales of Vesperia – we have acquired the 2009 animated feature “Tales of Vesperia ~ The First Stike” from Bandai Visual Co. Ltd. FUNimation now holds the home entertainment, broadcast, theatrical, digital, and merchandising rights for the title in the U.S. and Canada.

The movie is the anime adaptation of the role-playing video game (RPG) for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 published by Namco (now Namco Bandai Games) and is directed by Kanta Kamei. A veteran of the Japanese animation industry, Kamei has worked in several "Tales of" series titles, and directed the movie part of Tales of Legendia (2005) as was on staff on Blood: The Last Vampire (2000, visual effects and key animator), Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003, visual supervisor), Innocence (2004, visual effects and key animator), IGPX (2005, visual effects) and Asience: Hairy Tales (2007, director of photography).

Tales of Vesperia ~ The First Strike ~ (2009) is his directorial debut in a feature film.

FUNimation will release the feature on DVD and Blu-ray in 2012.

WTK
04-03-11, 11:50 PM
2 minute HD trailer (http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=738024735377&oid=84917688371&comments) for ThunderCats remake from WonderCon is posted by Cartoon Network's Facebook page.

WTK
04-05-11, 03:52 PM
via PR...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SENTAI FILMWORKS ANNOUNCES MARIA HOLIC ALIVE! LICENSE

HOUSTON, April 5, 2011—Sentai Filmworks today announced its acquisition of Maria Holic Alive! the follow up to the hit comedy and nosebleed bonanza Maria Holic. Set to begin broadcast in Japan on April 7, Maria Holic Alive! will soon be available in the U.S.

Synopsis: Some things never change: Ame no Kisaki, that famous and extraordinarily exclusive boarding school, STILL doesn’t accept boys. And Kanako, Kisaki’s most romantically unfortunate student, STILL doesn’t accept them either. They give her the hives. Literally. Sadly, that means that Kanako’s STILL trying to connect with ANYONE of the same sex, and having the usual horrid luck; STILL being in imminent peril of dying from the constant nosebleeds she gets from being over stimulated by the presence of her fellow classmates; and STILL being forced to endure the tragedy of sharing a room with the school’s most beautiful girl, who is, of course, STILL a guy in drag. Poor Kanako! She came to school to major in loving women, and instead she’s STILL failing relationships in Maria Holic Alive!

WTK
04-07-11, 09:50 AM
LINK (http://links.visibli.com/links/6d3a3b)
April 7, 2011

EA and FUNimation Entertainment Announce Mass Effect Anime Movie Deal


Home Video Adaptation of Award-Winning Sci-Fi Game Scheduled for Release in 2012

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- BioWare™, a division of leading video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) and FUNimation® Entertainment, the leading distributor of Japanese animation in North America, announced today an agreement to create an anime feature film adapted from one of the video game industry's most revered franchises, Mass Effect™. Tokyo-based anime and international feature film production company T.O Entertainment, Inc. has signed on as a co-producer on the video. Based on the Mass Effect universe, the anime video will tell the tale of an epic science fiction adventure set in a vast universe filled with dangerous alien life and mysterious, uncharted planets.

Casey Hudson of BioWare, executive producer of the Mass Effect series, will serve as executive producer on the film, along with FUNimation President and CEO Gen Fukunaga and Director of Original Entertainment Chris Moujaes and T.O Entertainment's CEO Takeichi Honda and Yui Shibata.

"Over the last few years, we have revealed different pieces of the Mass Effect world through different media. Extending the story through an anime medium is another amazing opportunity for us," said Casey Hudson, Executive Producer for the Mass Effect series. "Partnering with FUNimation ensures that we will bring this rich universe to life with the utmost quality and the same attention to detail that the Mass Effect games are known for."

"It is thanks to the enormous and passionate Mass Effect fan base that this movie is made possible," said Gen Fukunaga, President & CEO of FUNimation. "With production underway on the Dragon Age video, we are excited to team up with another BioWare team to add an exciting new chapter to this vast sci-fi world."

Production of the Mass Effect anime movie has already begun. Digital and home video releases are scheduled for the summer of 2012.

The original Mass Effect game and its sequel Mass Effect 2 have received over 250 awards and 100 perfect ‘10' scores from critics worldwide. Mass Effect 2 is available now for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system and PC. Stay tuned for more news about the continuation of Commander Shepard's adventure as BioWare will release more information about Mass Effect 3 soon. For more information on the game, please visit http://masseffect.bioware.com/ (http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fmasseffect.bioware.com%2F&esheet=6675209&lan=en-US&anchor=http%3A%2F%2Fmasseffect.bioware.com%2F&index=1&md5=6505ae79c0d5f41a3d6dc6ff5d4cf2cb) and follow the development team at twitter.com/masseffect2 (http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2Fmasseffect2&esheet=6675209&lan=en-US&anchor=twitter.com%2Fmasseffect2&index=2&md5=4ea48e0fe9dd57af3cd75ad69760c0e3) or at http://www.facebook.com/masseffect (http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fmasseffect&esheet=6675209&lan=en-US&anchor=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fmasseffect&index=3&md5=722f376653a076f1eac8cc78b7a6a533).

WTK
04-14-11, 03:06 PM
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FUNimation Entertainment Acquires Anime Fan Favorite Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt

Flower Mound, TX (April 14, 2011) - FUNimation(R) Entertainment today announced that it has acquired home entertainment, broadcast and digital rights for the madcap anime series “Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt”from Kadokawa Shoten Co., Ltd.

The 13-episode original series is the latest creation by studio GAINAX (“Evangelion,” “FLCL,” and “Gurren Lagann”) with a host of talented directors at work throughout the course of the series.

About Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt

The Anarchy sisters, Panty and Stocking, are angels who were kicked out of Heaven due to bad behavior. They are sent to Daten City, a place located on the edge of Heaven and Hell, where creatures called "Ghosts" have run wild - feeding on human desire. Under the watchful eye of Reverend Garterbelt, it's up to Panty and Stocking to destroy these Ghosts, in order to collect enough Heaven Coins to return to Heaven. Only the Anarchy sisters can save humanity from these monsters and when they're not bickering with each other, they're unstoppable.

FUNimation will release the complete series on DVD in 2012.

WTK
04-22-11, 05:38 PM
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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.

RayChuang
04-23-11, 05:55 AM
Whoa!! FUNi actually got Fairy Tail? http://www.en.kolobok.us/smiles/big_standart/good2.gif

Alas, it won't be a cheap box set though, because a full season is over 45 episodes long, unless FUNi splits it into two half-season box sets.

I think the big story will be who will get the US license for Puella Magi Madoka Magica, though. I expect an announcement probably by Anime Expo time.

WTK
04-23-11, 09:20 AM
Alas, it won't be a cheap box set though, because a full season is over 45 episodes long, unless FUNi splits it into two half-season box sets.
There is no chance they will release one single boxset covering 48 episodes. The likely scenario would be 4 boxsets.

WTK
04-23-11, 01:24 PM
via Anime Boston | ANN Entry (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=11228)
14:18:09 <bay|AB|Sentai> night raid 1931 in august
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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!

WTK
04-23-11, 05:23 PM
via Bandai Entertainment

via Twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/bandaient/status/61916302792597505)
DASHING ENTRANCE! We've acquired Star Driver!
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Gundam 00 the Movie coming Summer 2011 on DVD and Blu-ray!
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The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya coming Summer 2011 on Blu-ray and DVD!

RayChuang
04-24-11, 01:07 AM
There is no chance they will release one single boxset covering 48 episodes. The likely scenario would be 4 boxsets.

My guess is that the first season will be split into two half-season box sets. Which does remind me: has Fairy Tail been released on DVD in Japan, at least for the first season?

WTK
04-24-11, 10:05 AM
My guess is that the first season will be split into two half-season box sets. Which does remind me: has Fairy Tail been released on DVD in Japan, at least for the first season?
Yes. It looks like they are up to Volume 14 (eps. 53 - 56) (http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/search3.html?q=Fairy+Tail&media=dvd&r=any&step=20&order=score). There is no Japan Blu-ray releases and FWIW the series is upscaled.

WTK
05-01-11, 01:36 AM
What's reported right now...

via Twitter (jsyadao) (http://twitter.com/#!/jsyadao/status/64574389353586688)
Not sure if this has been reported, but what the hey: David Williams announced Sentai Filmworks has licensed Kobato at @KawaiiKon.
via Twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/jsyadao/status/64574601581178880)
Est. release time for Kobato: August 2011.

WTK
05-02-11, 12:32 AM
More news from Kawaii Kon...

Twitter question (http://twitter.com/#%21/BTVA/status/64604174574301185)
if you get the chance can you ask David Williams about Golgo 13's status? Will Sentai release the remaining episodes?via Twitter (jsyadao) (http://twitter.com/#%21/jsyadao/status/64869490864824322)
Confirmed w/ Williams: More Golgo 13 IS coming from Sentai. ETA unknown; materials have been delayed due to disaster aftermath.

WTK
05-02-11, 11:05 PM
via Discotek Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=211820838847018&set=a.196378827057886.55668.147168055312297&type=1&comments)

DNAngel: Complete collection cover art posted by Discotek. No ETA on release date.

WTK
05-03-11, 11:33 PM
via Voltron: The Official Facebook Page (http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=207785772578246&id=120871391269685)
BREAKING NEWS: Classic Voltron episodes are coming back to DVD this August with Voltron: The Legend Begins featuring brand new Bonus Features. More details soon!

WTK
05-04-11, 01:39 PM
via TVShowsOnDVD.com (http://tvshowsondvd.com/n/15348)
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 (http://tvshowsondvd.com/news/Voltron-Defender-Universe-Fleet-of-Doom-Blu/14979) for a Blu-ray Fleet of Doom release). With WEP's Voltron brand managers focused launching the new Voltron Force series (http://nicktoons.nick.com/videos/playlist/voltron-force-in-scene-playlist.html) 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 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=pe_37760_16557250_pe_prehead/?node=130&tag=tvshowsondvdcom&sort=releasedate&hidden-keywords=B000FUTV64%7CB000HC2LRG%7CB000JU8H6K%7CB000SM7R2O%7CB000WGWZX2) and then in standardly-boxed releases (http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=pe_37760_16557250_pe_prehead/?node=130&tag=tvshowsondvdcom&sort=releasedate&hidden-keywords=B00393SG2Y%7CB00393SG3I). 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!

WTK
05-12-11, 02:21 PM
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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!

For more information about “Princess Jellyfish” and to view episodes, please visit http://funimation.com/princess-jellyfish (also available on YouTube and Hulu).

WTK
05-21-11, 06:25 PM
via Anime Central 2011

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Star of Milos (http://lockerz.com/s/103678836)
Is this a Zombie? (Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?) (http://lockerz.com/s/103677912)

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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.

WTK
05-21-11, 07:30 PM
via Anime Central 2011 (Sentai Filmworks)
New #sentai (http://twitter.com/#%21/search?q=%23sentai) licenses! MM and Amagami SS! #ACen (http://twitter.com/#%21/search?q=%23ACen)MM will be released in September. Part 1 of Amagami SS also in September. #sentai (http://twitter.com/#%21/search?q=%23sentai) #ACen (http://twitter.com/#%21/search?q=%23ACen)Both MM and Amagami will likely be released sub-only. #sentai (http://twitter.com/#%21/search?q=%23sentai) #ACen (http://twitter.com/#%21/search?q=%23ACen)
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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.

WTK
06-06-11, 08:59 AM
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MAIDEN JAPAN ANNOUNCES LICENSE OF GLASS MAIDEN

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.

wildcatlh
06-06-11, 04:26 PM
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.

WTK
06-07-11, 10:13 AM
via PR (http://bandai-ent.com/Bandai_Entertainment/Blog/Entries/2011/6/7_BANDAI_ENTERTAINMENT_ANNOUNCES_TEKKEN__BLOOD_VENGEANCE_NCM_Fathom_Event_and_DVD_ACQUISITON!.html)
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 (http://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.

For more information visit:
Tekken Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/tekken
Tekken Channel – http://www.youtube.com/tekkenchannel
Trailer – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1cjbIrNtD0
www.bandai-ent.com (http://www.bandai-ent.com)

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.
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TEKKEN Blood Vengeance 3D

07/26/2011

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.

TICKETING
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!

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WTK
06-11-11, 05:08 PM
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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.

FUNimation will release the series on DVD and Blu-ray in 2012. The official FUNimation stream of the series will be available beginning at 12:00pm CDT on June 24th, 2011 via www.funimation.com/video or directly at http://beta.funimation.com/we-without-wings.

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06-15-11, 07:38 AM
via Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=222823987746703&set=a.196378827057886.55668.147168055312297&type=1&comments)
Demon City Shinjuku

remastered special edition coming soon

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06-20-11, 12:11 PM
via PR...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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.
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06-20-11, 07:55 PM
LINK (https://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10150650915660483)

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!

WTK
06-22-11, 03:34 PM
via PR...
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.

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06-23-11, 10:16 AM
via PR... | EDIT: The sequel Himawari!! is also licensed.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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.

WTK
06-28-11, 11:50 AM
via ANN (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-06-28/media-blasters-adds-bakuman-anime)
Media Blasters Adds Bakuman Anime

posted on 2011-06-28 12:41 EDT

The North American anime distributor Media Blasters (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/company.php?id=7) has announced on Tuesday that it acquired the Bakuman. (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/manga.php?id=10225) television anime series. Media Blasters' AnimeWorks (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/company.php?id=91) label will start releasing the anime on DVD this November with the first seven episodes and an English dub (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedi/lexicon.php?id=98).LINK (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/press-release/2011-06-28/bakuman-anime-coming-to-dvd-courtesy-of-media-blasters-and-anime-works)
Bakuman Anime Coming to DVD Courtesy of Media Blasters and Anime Works

Jun 28th 2011

BAKUMAN ANIME COMING TO DVD COURTESY OF MEDIA BLASTERS (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/company.php?id=7) AND ANIME WORKS (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/company.php?id=91)

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 (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/manga.php?id=4354)! Joining the ranks of nerd culture shows like GENSHIKEN (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=4168), 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 (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/lexicon.php?id=98) and episodes 1-7.

The Bakuman. manga (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/manga.php?id=10225) (Viz Media (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/company.php?id=4552)) 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 (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=70249) and artist TAKESHI OBATA (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=5766), the team responsible for the hit comic, TV and movie franchise (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/lexicon.php?id=70) 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 (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/company.php?id=7608)
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 (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/company.php?id=2451), 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 (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/manga.php?id=2298), Adult Swim's MORIBITO: GUARDIAN OF THE SPIRIT (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=6634), action hit VERSUS, cult classic ICHI THE KILLER (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=4220) and the legendary original VOLTRON DEFENDER OF THE UNIVERSE (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=1452) TV series. Media Blasters has even opened the door to new productions, creating sub-culture favorites like DEATHTRANCE and MACHINE GIRL.

WTK
06-29-11, 11:40 AM
via ANN (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-06-29/media-blasters-confirms-it-licensed-bakuman-season-2)
Media Blasters Confirms It Licensed Bakuman Season 2

posted on 2011-06-29 12:30 EDT

Update: Recently announced licence covers both anime seasons

The North American anime distributor Media Blasters (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/company.php?id=7) confirmed with ANN that its Bakuman. (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=11197) licence includes the second season of the anime. Media Blasters announced (http://www.animenewsnetwork.co.uk/press-release/2011-06-28/bakuman-anime-coming-to-dvd-courtesy-of-media-blasters-and-anime-works) on Tuesday that it had acquired Bakuman. Media Blasters' AnimeWorks (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/company.php?id=91) label will start releasing (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-06-28/media-blasters-adds-bakuman-anime) the anime on DVD this November with the first seven episodes and an English dub (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/lexicon.php?id=98)...

WTK
07-01-11, 03:20 PM
via ANN (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-07-01/nis-america-adds-kimi-ni-todoke-dororon-emma-kun)
NIS America Adds Kimi ni Todoke, Dororon Emma-kun

posted on 2011-07-01 16:10 EDT

1st of Kimi ni Todoke (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=10625)'s 2 13-episode parts to ship in October

NIS America (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/company.php?id=8667) (NISA), the American subsidiary of the Nippon Ichi Software (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/company.php?id=5515) game company, announced at its Anime Expo panel on Friday that it acquired the rights to the first Kimi ni Todoke (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=10625) television anime series and this year's Dororon Enma-kun Meeramera (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=12267) television anime series. Kimi ni Todoke will be released in 2 13-episode parts. The first part will ship in October, and the second part will ship "later." NIS America does not have release details for Dororon Enma-kun Meeramera yet, but the staff hopes to have more information by next year's Anime Expo...

WTK
07-01-11, 04:33 PM
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14:19:05 <bay|AX|TRSI> more original dirty pair available 2012
14:19:06 <bay|AX|TRSI> this includes
14:19:09 <bay|AX|TRSI> the affair ova
14:19:11 <bay|AX|TRSI> project of eden movie
14:19:14 <bay|AX|TRSI> the 10 ep ova seuqel
14:19:18 <bay|AX|TRSI> and the flight 005 conspiraacy
14:19:21 <bay|AX|TRSI> and...
14:19:23 <bay|AX|TRSI> dirty pair flash
14:19:31 <bay|AX|TRSI> 16 ep flash ova series in 2012
14:19:32 <bay|AX|TRSI> remasterd video
14:20:18 <bay|AX|TRSI> we will be presenting two different dub tracks for the movies
14:20:23 <bay|AX|TRSI> both streamline and adv's

14:22:01 <bay|AX|TRSI> Gasaraki
14:22:16 <bay|AX|TRSI> complete series collection available 2012
14:22:17 <bay|AX|TRSI> value priced collection

14:22:32 <bay|AX|TRSI> we're excited to bring it back, a 25 ep series from sunrise...
14:22:32 <bay|AX|TRSI> that's not all...
14:22:43 <bay|AX|TRSI> nadesico
14:24:20 <bay|AX|TRSI> tv series and movie (remasted video) available 2012

14:24:52 <bay|AX|TRSI> and gekigengar ova
14:24:57 <bay|AX|TRSI> early 2012
RIGHT STUF & NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT Announce
Original DIRTY PAIR OVAs & Movie, DIRTY PAIR FLASH;
MARTIAN SUCCESSOR NADESICO TV, Movie & GEKIGANGER III;
and GASARAKI TV
Anime Expo 2011: New license and project announcements


GRIMES, Iowa, July 1, 2011 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and its Nozomi Entertainment division made several announcements during their July 1st panel at Anime Expo 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Right Stuf President and C.E.O. Shawne Kleckner revealed the licenses for the “original” DIRTY PAIR OVA (direct-to-video) episodes and Project Eden movie; the DIRTY PAIR FLASH OVA series; the remastered release of the MARTIAN SUCCESSOR NADESICO television series, its theatrical sequel and its GEKIGANGER III spin-off OVA; and the GASARAKI television series. The presentation also provided new details about ongoing projects, including Nozomi’s remastered editions of the REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA television series.



Original DIRTY PAIR OVAs + Movie, DIRTY PAIR FLASH OVAs

Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment announced additional installments of the DIRTY PAIR anime franchise – including the classic Dirty Pair OVAs and movie, as well as the 1990s series DIRTY PAIR FLASH – will be released in 2012.

The adventures of “Lovely Angels” Kei and Yuri continue in the Affair of Nolandia OVA, the Project Eden movie, the 10-episode OVA sequel to the TV series, and the Flight 005 Conspiracy OVA. These extensions of the original Dirty Pair television series will be released across two value-priced DVD sets. They feature production by Sunrise (Gundam, Outlaw Star, The Vision of Escaflowne, Cowboy Bebop) and Studio Nue (Crusher Joe, Macross).


Nozomi Entertainment’s releases of the OVA installments (the OVA series, Affair of Nolandia and Flight 005 Conspiracy) will feature remastered video from the Japanese DVD release.
The upcoming release of the 10-episode OVA series will include the previously released English dub, Japanese audio, and English-language subtitles and on-screen translations.
The new release of Project Eden, Affair of Nolandia and Flight 005 Conspiracy will include both the ADV Films and Streamline Pictures English-language dubs, plus Japanese audio and English-language subtitles and on-screen translations.

Dirty Pair Flash is a 16-episode, direct-to-video and alternate universe series, starring younger versions of Kei and Yuri. The entirety of Dirty Pair Flash will be released as one, value-priced DVD set, which will feature remastered video, along with the previously released English audio, plus Japanese audio and English-language subtitles and on-screen translations.

The Dirty Pair’s literary adventures – written by Haruka Takachiho (creator of Crusher Joe) and illustrated by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko (character design for Mobile Suit Gundam, Gundam Unicorn) – have won two Seiun Awards for science fiction and inspired an array of media, including anime, radio series and English-language comics. The first two novels, The Great Adventure of the Dirty Pair and The Dirty Pair Strike Again, are published for English-speaking audiences by Dark Horse.

Visit comingsoon.rightstuf.com (http://comingsoon.rightstuf.com/) for information about these upcoming releases and dirtypair.rightstuf.com (http://dirtypair.rightstuf.com/) to read an exclusive interview with Dirty Pair creator Haruka Takachiho, to view the TV series trailer, and to order both parts of the DIRTY PAIR television series (available now from Nozomi Entertainment).


Remastered MARTIAN SUCCESSOR NADESICO TV Series,
Plus Movie and the North American Debut of the GEKIGANGER III OVA

Right Stuf’s Nozomi Entertainment announced its license for the MARTIAN SUCCESSOR NADESICO television series and its sequel motion picture (The Prince of Darkness), as well as its spin-off GEKIGANGER III OVA. This will be the first time Gekiganger III will be available to North American audiences.

The 26-episode series, its movie and its spin-off will be released in a complete, value-priced DVD collection. It will include remastered video from the Japanese DVD release (TV series and Gekiganger III), the previously released English-language dub (TV series and film), plus Japanese audio, English-language subtitles and on-screen translations, and on-disc extras.

Martian Successor Nadesico is a science-fiction comedy directed by Tatsuo Sato (Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars, Shigofumi, Stellvia), with character designs by Keiji Gotoh (Gatekeepers 21, Sorcerer Hunters) and animation production by XEBEC (The Third: The Girl With the Blue Eye, Fafner). Martian Successor Nadesico: The Prince of Darkness won the fan-voted Animage Grand Prix award in 1998.

The Earth, its moon and its Martian colonies are under alien attack! The Terran military is powerless to stop the invasion, so the arms manufacturer Nergal builds and deploys its own space cruiser in a desperate attempt to save the Earth. However, due to a shortage of military personnel, the battleship Nadesico’s crew is a bit unorthodox. Could a contingent of misfits and otaku – including a reluctant cook-turned-pilot, a ditzy general’s daughter and a child genius – be mankind’s last hope?

Visit comingsoon.rightstuf.com (http://comingsoon.rightstuf.com/) for more information about the series.


GASARAKI

Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment also announced its license for GASARAKI, a 25-episode television series created and directed by Ryousuke Takahashi (Armored Trooper Votoms, Blue Gender, GaoGaiGar, Phoenix) and planned and produced by Sunrise (Mobile Suit Gundam, Dirty Pair, Cowboy Bebop). The series – which combines mecha and political intrigue with mysticism – is currently scheduled for 2012, as a value-priced DVD release, with Japanese audio, English subtitles and on-screen translations, its previously released English-language dub, and on-disc extras.

The flames of war are fanned in the Middle East, as two secretive forces unleash their latest weapons of mass destruction. But in a world where giant robots are real, the most dangerous weapon of all lies buried within a human mind. Yushiro, the fourth son of the mysterious and powerful Gowa family, finds himself at the center of events that may change the future of mankind forever!


Visit comingsoon.rightstuf.com (http://comingsoon.rightstuf.com/) for more information about the series.


REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA: Premiere of The Black Rose Saga Trailer;
RightStuf.com-Exclusive Gift With Purchase Revealed

The first installment of REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA, released as The Student Council Saga DVD Set L.E., is now available. It features remastered video and a newly created Dolby Digital 5.1 Japanese audio track from the recent Japanese DVD release, as well as Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo for English and Japanese audio, and English-language subtitles and on-screen translations. In addition to numerous on-disc extras, the set is housed in a collectors’ art box and also includes a book with content from the limited-edition Japanese release with episode commentary, artwork, and production notes from the Japanese laserdisc release.

REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA: The Black Rose Saga DVD Set L.E. is scheduled for August 2, 2011, and panel attendees were treated to the premiere of its brand-new trailer. The date for the third remastered, limited-edition set will be announced in the near future.

For a limited time – and while supplies last – fans who purchase ALL THREE Revolutionary Girl Utena remastered L.E. DVD Sets via RightStuf.com will receive a replica of the signet ring worn by Utena in the series. This exclusive gift item will be shipped to those who are eligible with the third and final DVD box set.

Visit comingsoon.rightstuf.com (http://comingsoon.rightstuf.com/) to see the new trailer. Visit utena.rightstuf.com (http://utena.rightstuf.com/) to see the series’ other trailers (featuring the remastered video) and to order (and pre-order) the REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA remastered, limited-edition DVD sets.



More New & Upcoming Release Dates and Information

Finally, Kleckner shared release dates and additional details for several ongoing and upcoming series:

- July’s SOUND OF THE SKY (Sora no Woto) DVD Collection L.E. is now shipping. This limited-edition DVD box set will feature all 12 episodes of Sound of the Sky – plus two special episodes – with Japanese audio, English-language subtitles and on-screen translations. Additionally, the set is housed in a collectors’ art box and includes a 40-page book with series artwork and staff commentaries. Only a limited quantity of this premium set will be produced. While supplies last, fans who order Sound of the Sky from RightStuf.com will receive an exclusive postcard set. Visit soundofthesky.rightstuf.com (http://soundofthesky.rightstuf.com/) for more information and to view the series trailer.

- The EMMA: A Victorian Romance DVD Complete Series L.E. (Bundle) is scheduled for September 2011. It will offer the previously released DVD box sets for EMMA: A Victorian Romance and the series’ “Second Act” together, along with their limited-edition packaging and extras. This will be fans’ last chance to purchase the limited-edition DVD box sets for this series.Visit emma.rightstuf.com (http://emma.rightstuf.com/) for more information about the series.

- The anime publisher added to its line of lithograph art prints with this week’s release of HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD “Attack!” Prints for several fan-favorite series, including CLANNAD, ARIA The NATURAL, AZUMANGA DAIOH and The IRRESPONSIBLE CAPTAIN TYLOR, are also now available.


ABOUT RIGHT STUF, INC.
Currently celebrating its 24th year in business, Right Stuf, Inc. was one of the first players in the U.S. Japanese Animation ("anime") industry, as both an anime producer/distributor and a retailer. Right Stuf works to promote knowledge of its own products, as well as the anime and manga industry, in general, through its online storefront at RightStuf.com and a variety of media including podcasts and special publications.

Nozomi Entertainment, Right Stuf’s production division, is dedicated to the highest quality releases. True to the Japanese word that inspired its name, Nozomi’s focus is on “what fans want.” By focusing on a limited number of anime properties each year, the Nozomi production team ensures each release receives the care and attention to detail it deserves.

From anime classics like Astro Boy, Kimba and Gigantor to modern comedies, dramas and favorites such as The Irresponsible Captain Tylor, His and Her Circumstances, Gravitation, Ninja Nonsense, The Third: The Girl With the Blue Eye, Emma: A Victorian Romance, Maria Watches Over Us, ARIA, Gakuen Alice, Rental Magica, Dirty Pair, Junjo Romantica and Revolutionary Girl Utena, Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment produce quality programming for fans of all ages and interests. For more information, visit www.rightstuf.com (http://www.rightstuf.com/) and www.nozomient.com (http://www.nozomient.com/).

WTK
07-01-11, 05:12 PM
via Aniplex of America

14:54:48 <bay|AX|Aniplex> Coming soon.. to DVD
14:54:54 <bay|AX|Aniplex> Blue exorcist
14:55:40 <bay|AX|Aniplex> preorders start aug 1st
14:55:40 <bay|AX|Aniplex> 4 parts
14:55:48 <bay|AX|Aniplex> oct 11, jan 11, april 12, july 12
14:55:54 <bay|AX|Aniplex> dates are tentaive

14:56:12 <bay|AX|Aniplex> Madoka
14:58:00 <bay|AX|Aniplex> stay tuned
14:58:09 <bay|AX|Aniplex> Aniplex America is releasing madoka magica in the states
14:58:11 <bay|AX|Aniplex> stay tuned
14:58:16 <bay|AX|Aniplex> we have just launched madokamagicausa.com

15:10:59 <bay|AX|Aniplex> Q: Exorcist and Madoka dubbed?
15:11:06 <bay|AX|Aniplex> A: Blue Exorcist will be subtitled only...
15:11:15 <bay|AX|Aniplex> Madoka hasnt' been decided yet.

RayChuang
07-01-11, 07:45 PM
Total cool on Aniplex America releasing Puella Magi Madoka Magica in the USA. http://www.en.kolobok.us/smiles/standart/good2.gif Blu-ray format and DTS-HD Master Audio on both English and Japanese soundtracks, please?

WTK
07-01-11, 07:50 PM
via Viz Media

17:36:12 <bay|AX|Viz> Pokemon Zoroark Master of llusions
17:36:13 <bay|AX|Viz> sept 20th
17:36:17 <bay|AX|Viz> $19.97 US

17:40:24 <bay|AX|Viz> Naruto Shippuden The movie bonds
17:40:24 <bay|AX|Viz> october 2011 dvd and bluray and DTO on the same day
17:40:24 <bay|AX|Viz> oct 25th

17:40:22 <bay|AX|Viz> Bleach the movie: Fade to Black
17:40:22 <bay|AX|Viz> november 2011
17:40:22 <bay|AX|Viz> DVD and Blu-ray
17:41:26 <bay|AX|Viz> nov 15th, $24.92

17:40:05 <bay|AX|Viz> we are going to be putting out professor layton and the eternal diva
17:40:13 <bay|AX|Viz> dont' have a date, it will be this fall

WTK
07-01-11, 11:00 PM
via FUNimation Ent. | http://www.funimation.com/category/tags/press-release

19:49:48 <bay|AX|Standby> Lastexile fam the silver wing
19:49:44 <bay|AX|Standby> simulcast, bd and dvd
19:49:45 <bay|AX|Standby> coming soon

19:53:17 <bay|AX|Standby> Baka test season 2
19:53:18 <bay|AX|Standby> ovas
19:53:21 <bay|AX|Standby> dvd and bd coming in 2012

19:53:51 <bay|AX|Standby> C control DVD and BD
19:53:52 <bay|AX|Standby> coming in 2012

19:54:20 <bay|AX|Standby> asobi ni ikuyo
19:54:21 <bay|AX|Standby> cat planet cuties
19:54:24 <bay|AX|Standby> dvd and bd coming 2012

19:55:21 <bay|AX|Standby> b gata h kei
19:55:23 <bay|AX|Standby> yamada's first time
19:55:52 <bay|AX|Standby> dvd and bd coming 2012

20:03:38 <bay|AX|Standby> we actually... just now finished two more acquisitions
20:03:43 <bay|AX|Standby> there are two more shows that i can tell you about
20:03:53 <bay|AX|Standby> sorry otakon, we'll try to get more
20:03:58 <bay|AX|Standby> does anyone know chaos head
20:04:00 <bay|AX|Standby> steins gate..
20:04:13 <bay|AX|Standby> we're vey excited to tell you that we will be bringing that to the US
20:04:15 <bay|AX|Standby> and also one of my favorites...
20:04:22 <bay|AX|Standby> deadman wonderland

via PRs...
FUNimation Entertainment Acquires Additional Rights for [C] (http://www.funimation.com/rojas/blog/funimation-entertainment-acquires-additional-rights-for-c/223621)

Flower Mound, Texas (July 1, 2011) – Not long after partnering with Fuji Television for the exclusive online simulcast of the series: "[C] – Control – The Money and Soul of Possibility," FUNimation Entertainment has acquired additional rights for distribution of the original series in the U.S. Included in those rights are those of home entertainment, broadcast, and digital.

“[C]” is produced by Tatsunoko Production and directed by Kenji Nakamura (“Mononoke,“ “Ayakashe”, “Flying Trapeze”).

About [C]

The Japanese government was rescued from the brink of financial collapse by the Sovereign Wealth Fund. For its citizens, however, life has not improved, and unemployment, crime, suicide, and despair are rampant. Kimimaro, raised by his maternal grandmother after the disappearance of his father and the death of his mother, is a scholarship student whose only dream is to avoid all this and live a stable life. One day, however, he meets a man who offers him a large sum of money if he'll agree to pay it back. From then on his fate is radically altered as he's drawn into a mysterious realm known as "The Financial District."

Visit the official website at www.funimation.com/c-control. (http://www.funimation.com/c-control)

FUNimation to Release Risque Romantic Comedy B Gata H Kei (http://www.funimation.com/rojas/blog/funimation-to-release-risque-romantic-comedy-b-gata-h-kei/223511)

Flower Mound, TX (July 1, 2011) – FUNimation Entertainment announced today that it has acquired the U.S. rights to distribute the anime series “B Gata H Kei – Yamada’s First Time.” These rights include home entertainment, broadcast, digital and merchandise.

This risque romantic comedy, from director Yusuke Yamamoto ("Sgt Frog”, “Welcome to the NHK”), is based on the manga series of the same name published by Shueisha. Both follow Yamada, a boy-crazy school girl with distracting daydreams about future bedmates – but before she can get this saucy sex life underway, she realizes she first needs to lose her virginity! She knows to whom she will bestow this prize: her classmate Kosuda. However, a successful seduction of Kosuda is more difficult than this lusty teen had counted on.

FUNimation will release the 12-episode series on DVD and Blu-ray in 2012.

For more information, go to www.funimation.com/b-gata-h-kei-yamadas-first-time (http://www.funimation.com/b-gata-h-kei-yamadas-first-time).
FUNimation Entertainment Secures Baka and Test 2 and OVA’s (http://www.funimation.com/rojas/blog/funimation-entertainment-secures-baka-and-test-2-and-ova-s/223651)

Flower Mound, TX (July 1, 2011) -- FUNimation® Entertainment has acquired digital, broadcast, home video and merchandise rights to the second season of the fantasy anime series “Baka and Test -- Summon the Beasts” (known in Japan as Baka to Test to Shokanju), as well as two OVA episodes, from Media Factory. The agreement also gives the American anime leader exclusive rights to the online simulcast of the series in the U.S., just days after the new episodes air in Japan starting this month.

FUNimation will deliver these high-quality, free, original Japanese dialogue accompanied by English subtitles, streaming episodes of “Baka and Test – Summon the Beasts 2” via www.funimation.com (http://www.funimation.com/).

FUNimation will release the second season and the OVA’s on DVD and Blu-ray in 2012.
FUNimation Entertainment to Launch Cat Planet Cuties (http://www.funimation.com/rojas/blog/funimation-entertainment-to-launch-cat-planet-cuties/223551)

Flower Mound, TX (July 1, 2011) – FUNimation Entertainment announced today that it has acquired the rights to distribute the anime series “Cat Planet Cuties” (Known in Japan as “Asobi ni Ikuyo!”) in North America. These rights include home entertainment, broadcast, and digital.

The sci-fi comedy, directed by Youichi Ueda ("Heaven’s Lost Property”), is based on a light novel series published by Media Factory in which an ordinary high school freshman named Kio must protect a cat-eared alien girl from fanatical alien worshipers and government secret agents. Of course, it doesn’t help that this cat planet cutie has fallen for Kio and determined he is the boy for her.

FUNimation will release the 12-episode series on DVD and Blu-ray in 2012.

For more information, go to www.funimation.com/cat-planet-cuties (http://www.funimation.com/cat-planet-cuties) FUNimation Entertainment Brings Deadman Wonderland to DVD in North America (http://www.funimation.com/rojas/blog/funimation-entertainment-brings-deadman-wonderland-to-dvd-in-north-america/223581)

Flower Mound, TX (July 1, 2011) - FUNimation(R) Entertainment today announced that it will distribute the futuristic action anime "Deadman Wonderland" in North America in 2012. In an agreement with Kadokawa Shoten Co., Ltd., FUNimation will have the home entertainment, broadcast, digital and merchandise rights for the 12-episode series ending its Japanese broadcast run this month.
An adaptation of Jinsei Kataoka and Kazuma Kondou's Deadman Wonderland manga, the dark story is set after the destruction of most of Tokyo by an earthquake and centers on Ganta Igarashi, a middle school student framed for the murder of his classmates. Igarashi is sentenced to Deadman Wonderland, a bizarre brutal and bloody privately operated prison that is one part incarceration and one part public spectacle – a thoroughly twisted tourist destination!

The series is animated by Manglobe and directed by Koichi Hatsumi.

FUNimation will stream the series via www.funimation.com (http://www.funimation.com/) this year.
FUNimation Entertainment Acquires Steins;Gate (http://www.funimation.com/rojas/blog/funimation-entertainment-acquires-steinsgate/223601)

Flower Mound, TX (July 1, 2011) – FUNimation® Entertainment today announced that it has acquired the home entertainment, broadcast, digital, and merchandise rights to the sci-fi action anime “Steins;Gate” from Kadokawa Shoten Co., Ltd.

The series is based on the visual novel and later adventure game created by 5pb and Nitroplus, the same team that created Chaos;Head. The anime adaptation is produced by White Fox, directed by Hiroshi Hamasaki and Takuya Sato, and aired on Japanese television earlier this year.

dugan
07-02-11, 01:55 AM
Total cool on Aniplex America releasing Puella Magi Madoka Magica in the USA. http://www.en.kolobok.us/smiles/standart/good2.gif Blu-ray format and DTS-HD Master Audio on both English and Japanese soundtracks, please?

I'm really hoping for a Blu-Ray release on this. In fact, if it only got a DVD release then I would not consider it cool. I would consider it pathetic.

Also, I think it's worth mentioning that Song of Saya (http://www.jastusa.com/pre-ax-roundup-coming-attractions) (same writer as Puella Magica) was also announced at AX.

wildcatlh
07-02-11, 03:17 PM
Total cool on Aniplex America releasing Puella Magi Madoka Magica in the USA. http://www.en.kolobok.us/smiles/standart/good2.gif Blu-ray format and DTS-HD Master Audio on both English and Japanese soundtracks, please?

Madoka needs Blu Ray. I'd be shocked if it wasn't released.

Love that show so much.

dugan
07-02-11, 03:36 PM
Total cool on Aniplex America releasing Puella Magi Madoka Magica in the USA. http://www.en.kolobok.us/smiles/standart/good2.gif Blu-ray format and DTS-HD Master Audio on both English and Japanese soundtracks, please?

Form a contract with me, and you shall have your wish!

http://images.puella-magi.net/3/3f/Kyuubey_aaah.PNG

I wish that the Blu-Ray set will be more reasonably priced than Garden of Sinners! * hands over soul

WTK
07-02-11, 09:14 PM
via ANN (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/convention/2011/anime-expo/14) (AX)
...Next up was Tales of the Abyss (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=10149), whose first volume is set for September or October...

...The original Mobile Suit Gundam (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=46) series' first half is set for a September 13 release date, while Turn A Gundam (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=917) will be released this fall...

...the film The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzuimiya is getting a September 20 release on DVD and Blu-ray...

WTK
07-03-11, 05:43 PM
via Sentai Filmworks (AX)

15:10:34 <bay|AX|Sentai> november
15:10:39 <bay|AX|Sentai> loup garous
15:10:42 <bay|AX|Sentai> dvd and bd
15:10:43 <bay|AX|Sentai> the movie
15:10:45 <bay|AX|Sentai> (scandal movie)

15:10:50 <bay|AX|Sentai> and one i think you fans will be happy
15:10:54 <bay|AX|Sentai> we're releasing clannad on bluray
15:11:03 <bay|AX|Sentai> that will be out in november
15:11:08 <bay|AX|Sentai> which seasons.. the first season
15:11:15 <bay|AX|Sentai> complete collection

15:11:50 <bay|AX|Sentai> we do have more golgo 13 coming out
15:11:53 <bay|AX|Sentai> masters are coming in
15:11:55 <bay|AX|Sentai> will be out soon

15:12:10 <bay|AX|Sentai> the new saiyuki requiem ovas
15:12:16 <bay|AX|Sentai> those will have the original ADV dub cast

15:12:28 <bay|AX|Sentai> we've got... another show that's coming out soon, airing in japan soon anyway
15:12:34 <bay|AX|Sentai> ro-kyu-bu
15:12:46 <bay|AX|Sentai> (the basketball show that starts in july)

15:13:00 <bay|AX|Sentai> ef a tales of memories and a tale of melodies

wildcatlh
07-03-11, 09:50 PM
Form a contract with me, and you shall have your wish!

http://images.puella-magi.net/3/3f/Kyuubey_aaah.PNG

I wish that the Blu-Ray set will be more reasonably priced than Garden of Sinners! * hands over soul

Kyubey is the greatest character ever. Who knew something so cute could be so completely evil (exceptat the end, when he seems rather nicer)

Can't remember the last time I saw so many licenses come so fast and furious. Probably a good thing for the US market. Also looking forward to ef - a tale of memories/melodies.

WTK
07-08-11, 09:42 PM
[via ANN (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-07-01/nis-america-adds-kimi-ni-todoke-dororon-emma-kun)
NIS America Adds Kimi ni Todoke, Dororon Emma-kun

posted on 2011-07-01 16:10 EDT

1st of Kimi ni Todoke (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=10625)'s 2 13-episode parts to ship in October

NIS America (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/company.php?id=8667) (NISA), the American subsidiary of the Nippon Ichi Software (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/company.php?id=5515) game company, announced at its Anime Expo panel on Friday that it acquired the rights to the first Kimi ni Todoke (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=10625) television anime series and this year's Dororon Enma-kun Meeramera (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=12267) television anime series. Kimi ni Todoke will be released in 2 13-episode parts. The first part will ship in October, and the second part will ship "later." NIS America does not have release details for Dororon Enma-kun Meeramera yet, but the staff hopes to have more information by next year's Anime Expo...
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WTK
07-11-11, 03:03 PM
via PR...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MAIDEN JAPAN ANNOUNCES LICENSE OF RAY


HOUSTON, July 11, 2011— Entertainment label Maiden Japan today announced its acquisition of RAY, the 13 episode anime series based on the original manga by Akihito Yoshitomi (Blue Drop, Eat Man.) Directed by Naohito Takahashi (Berserk, Steel Angel Kurumi,) RAY also references the classic Osamu Tezuka (Astroboy, Kimba the White Lion) series Black Jack and follows the lead of that series in examining the complex ethical conflicts brought on by modern medical science, with a particular focus on the black market for human organs.

If you have enough money, you can buy anything. So why wait for an organ you need to become available? Raised to be harvested for parts, Ray had already lost her eyes when renegade surgeon Black Jack rescued her. Now, ten years later, she has grown up to be a surgeon herself. And thanks to the unique artificial eyes she received as replacements, she has with a reputation for performing incredible medical operations that no one else could even attempt. But unknown to any but a select few, her surgical endeavors are only part of a greater mission: to discover what happened the other children she was raised with, and to find the men who stole the eyes she was born with and to bring them to justice. Vengeance wields a scalpel and sees with X-ray eyes in RAY – THE COMPLETE COLLECTION!

Maiden Japan will be distributing RAY 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.

WTK
07-12-11, 08:47 PM
Discotek Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=240029119359523&set=a.196378827057886.55668.147168055312297&type=1&comments)
We licensed the Lupin the 3rd First Season!!! Coming spring of 2012 on DVD!
http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/261233_240029119359523_147168055312297_888336_5340377_n.jpg

WTK
07-21-11, 03:58 PM
via PR...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SENTAI FILMWORKS ANNOUNCES LICENSE OF CROISÉE IN A FOREIGN LABYRINTH ~
THE ANIMATION



Houston, TX, July 21, 2011: Sentai Filmworks today announced their acquisition of the new hit series Croisée in a Foreign Labyrinth ~ The Animation. Based on the popular manga by Hinata Takeda, the 12 episode series is a unique East meets West drama set in 19th century France. Script supervision for the historical drama is being handled by the legendary Junichi Sato (Sailor Moon, Aria,) with character designs by Hideki Inoue (Grenadier) and direction from Kenji Yasuda (Noein.)

Revolutions always wreck mayhem and carnage, and the Industrial Revolution is no different as it engulfs Europe, leaving outmoded businesses and millions stripped of their traditional ways of life forever as its casualties. Cultural Revolutions are no less devastating, and as the 19th century comes to an end, young Yune has seen her native Japan shaken to its very core as the walls separating it from the Western world have finally crumbled, sending an entire nation on a quest for a new identity. But like the Phoenix, the new is inevitably born from the ashes of the old. And when Yune she decides to accompany her new acquaintance, Oscar, to Paris where his family’s metal declining shop is barely making ends meet in the face of its new competition, she may just be setting a new wave of changes into motion. Could Yune be the critical spark needed to rekindle the fires in both the hearths and minds of the Enseignes du Roy? As old worlds come to an end, new beginnings will be forged in Croisée in a Foreign Labyrinth ~ The Animation.

Digital distribution of Croisée in a Foreign Labyrinth ~ The Animation will begin through The Anime Network on Tuesday, July 26, with a home video release of the 12 episodes to follow next year.

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.

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WTK
07-22-11, 01:40 PM
Previously announced @ AX with minimal details, via PR...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SENTAI FILMWORKS ANNOUNCES
LICENSE OF RO-KYU-BU FAST BREAK!



HOUSTON, July 22, 2011—Sentai Filmworks today launches a full court press on the anime marketplace with the announcement of their acquisition of the red hot new girls’ basketball series RO-KYU-BU FAST BREAK! Based on the hitseries of seven light novel written by Sagu Aoyama and illustrated by Tinkle, as well as the twin manga series illustrated by Yūki Takami and Futaba Miwa, respectively, the 12 episode series is directed by Keizo Kusakawa (Sekirei, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A’s,) with character designs by Takayuki Noguchi (Queen’s Blade, Papillon Rose) and script supervision by Michiko Itō (Special A.)

Talk about games being called unexpectedly! Hasegawa Subaru joined the basketball club at Nanashiba High, only to have his hopes dashed when the teams’ play is suspended after the captain is suspected of having inappropriate feelings for the coach’s underage daughter. Blindsided and blocked by bad luck, Subaru expectedly finds an opening for his talent with the hoops when his aunt asks him to take on the task of coaching a young girls’ basketball club - a Ro-Kyu-Bu. But can a superstar wannabe find true satisfaction while playing sixth man to a team of five girls? Get your scorecards ready and find out in RO-KYU-BU FAST BREAK!

Digital distribution of RO-KYU-BU FAST BREAK! will begin through The Anime Network on Wednesday, July 27 with a video release of the 12 episodes on English subtitled DVD to follow next year.

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.
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WTK
07-22-11, 03:15 PM
via PR...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SENTAI FILMWORKS ANNOUNCES
LICENSE OF HEAVEN’S MEMO PAD



Houston, TX, July 22, 2011: Sentai Filmworks announced today their acquisition of Heaven’s Memo Pad, the amazing new series which merges an exploration of the growing phenomenon of social dropouts in Japan with a high school detective series. Based on the highly successful series of light novels by Hikaru Sugii, Heaven’s Memo Pad is directed by Katushi Sakurabi (Gunparade March, Lunar Legend Tsukihime) using character designs by Keichi Sano based upon originals by Mel Kishida and script supervision by Seishi Minakami (Paprika, Daphne in the Brilliant Blue.)

Narumi Fujishima is NOT your typical high school student; he’s never really fit in and has been becoming increasingly more isolated from his fellow classmates. But he’s not alone, and when Ayaka, the sole member of the Gardening Club, introduces him to the reclusive girl who lives above the Ramen shop, Narumi enters a whole new secret world. Alice is a NEET, someone who is Not Employed, being Educated or in Training, but as Narumi quickly discovers, that doesn’t mean that she does nothing all day. In between tending to her small army of stuffed bears, Alice is an expert hacker and… has skills that suddenly become vital to Narumi when a new illegal narcotic invades his school and takes away someone important to him. Now it’s a deadly race as the strange but elite team of oddball associates that Alice assembles from her NEET acquaintances races to locate and destroy the source of the deadly drug. And in the middle of it all, Narumi will find his life changing forever in Heaven’s Memo Pad!

Digital distribution of Heaven’s Memo Pad will begin through The Anime Network on Sunday, July 31, with a home video release of the 12 episodes to follow next year.

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.
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WTK
07-22-11, 08:03 PM
via Bandai Ent. Twitter (http://twitter.com/#%21/bandaient/status/94571951514845184)
is bringing AKIRA back on DVD!

WTK
07-29-11, 02:58 PM
15:22:33 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> (Blue Exorcist)
15:23:28 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> Coming soon to DVD
15:23:32 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> let's see here..
15:23:35 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> the DVD will be in 4 parts
15:23:38 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> preorders start aug 1st
15:23:41 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> vol 1 oct 18th
15:23:44 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> vol 2 jan 11
15:23:49 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> vol 3 april '12
15:23:51 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> vol 4 july '12
15:23:58 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> rightstuf and bandai's store
15:24:00 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> vol 1 oct 18th
15:24:01 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> ep 1-7
15:24:03 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> subtitles
15:24:06 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> textless opening and ending
15:24:09 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> double sided poster

15:24:30 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> Oreimo
15:24:58 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> (Ore no Imouto wa konna ni kawaii wake ga nai)
15:25:03 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> (Or I potato)
15:25:55 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> entire series on DVD
15:25:34 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> complete box set
15:25:36 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> in october
15:25:42 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> pre-orders start augist 1st
15:25:45 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> aniplexusa.com/oreimo
15:25:59 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> (DVD, not BD)
15:26:02 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> (Screwed up on my part)
15:26:35 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> all 12 eps and 4 ovas
15:26:35 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> avail oct 18th
15:28:45 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> 16 postcard set of ending cards
15:26:49 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> 24 page booklet of production and character design
15:26:44 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> original poster
15:27:01 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> oreimo streaming live
15:27:01 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> starting august 31st
15:27:02 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> two episodes every wed
15:27:11 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> streaming on Crunchyroll, Crackle, hulu
15:27:15 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> we'll show 2 episodes, but not the ovas
15:27:17 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> those will be on DVD
15:27:22 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> that will be streaming soon
15:27:26 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> the oreimo page is live right now
15:27:28 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> talking about streaming

15:27:30 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> Star Driver
15:27:37 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> debut episodes 8.17.2011
15:27:39 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> new episodes every wed
15:27:45 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> crunchyroll, hulu, crackle
15:28:04 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> streaming

WTK
07-29-11, 02:59 PM
15:35:00 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> Q: Talk or plans to re-release garden of sinners on DVD or BD?
15:35:06 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> A: It is available on PSN for rent...
15:35:13 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> As for DVD set... it's in the works...
15:35:18 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> it's still in negotations

15:36:03 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> Q: Dub for madoka?
15:36:05 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> A: Yes
15:36:18 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> Details will be out later, but yes, it will be dubbed

15:38:02 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> Q: Do we have a dub for oreimo?
15:38:22 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> A: sub only

15:41:21 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> Q: Bakemonogatari panel to the states?
15:41:25 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> A: come to iwakami's panel

15:45:24 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> Q: Any chance of Cencoroll or Welcome to the space show release?
15:45:21 <bay|Ota|Aniplex> A: Iwakami panel for cencoroll, welcome to the space show is in negotations

chrisc31
07-29-11, 06:18 PM
19:16:50 <bay|Ota|FUNi> Heaven's Lost Property The Angeloid of Clockerwork...........
19:16:41 <bay|Ota|FUNi> DVD and BD Coming in 2012
19:16:55 <bay|Ota|FUNi> (the movie)
19:17:09 <bay|Ota|FUNi> fanservice, fanservice fanservice and more fanservice
19:17:34 <bay|Ota|FUNi> the series will be out soon... the episodes are online

19:22:55 <bay|Ota|FUNi> A: the tenchi series, hellsing, blacklagoon, all the stuff from AX last year.. had a very long term materials delay, just starting to work on them
19:23:13 <bay|Ota|FUNi> they won't send materials until the geneon/universal merge is finished
19:23:16 <bay|Ota|FUNi> hopefully sooner than later
19:23:25 <bay|Ota|FUNi> as soon as we get materials, we'll tell you a thing

WTK
07-29-11, 06:27 PM
19:16:50 <bay|Ota|FUNi> Heaven's Lost Property The Angeloid of Clockerwork...........
19:16:41 <bay|Ota|FUNi> DVD and BD Coming in 2012
19:16:55 <bay|Ota|FUNi> (the movie)
19:17:09 <bay|Ota|FUNi> fanservice, fanservice fanservice and more fanservice
19:17:34 <bay|Ota|FUNi> the series will be out soon... the episodes are online

via PR...

FUNimation Entertainment Acquires
Heaven’s Lost Property Movie
Flower Mound, TX (July 29, 2011) – FUNimation® Entertainment today announced that it has acquired the home entertainment, broadcast, digital and merchandise rights to the follow-up movie to the romantic comedy series “Heaven’s Lost Property” and “Heaven’s Lost Property: Forte” from Kadokawa.

The animated film HEAVEN’S LOST PROPERTY THE MOVIE: THE ANGELOID OF CLOCKWORK (known is Japan as Gekijoban Sora no Otoshimino: Tokei-jikake no Enjeroido) premiered earlier this summer in Japanese theaters and is directed by Tetsuya Yanagisawa.

The film focuses on the Hiyori arc of the manga and tells new stories about our hero Tomoki Sakurai and a new girl named Hiyori Kazane. However, there is also a new danger from Ikaros’ hometown that is threatening Tomoki’s world.

FUNimation Entertainment will release the movie in 2012.

For more information, please visit http://www.funimation.com/heavens-lost-property
EDIT:

19:12:57 <bay|Ota|FUNi> Dragon Age dawn of the seeker
19:13:03 <bay|Ota|FUNi> BD and DVD coming in 2012

WTK
07-30-11, 03:51 PM
via ANN, Hetalia Panel (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/convention/2011/otakon/12)
The Hetalia (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=10179) film, Ginmaku Hetalia - Axis Powers Paint it, White [Shiroku Nure!] (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=11097) will be released on DVD on November 22. Fans can pre-order the film starting today. The release will include a green bandana extra. The third season of Hetalia, titled Hetalia: World Series, will be released on DVD this winter, and will include a purple bandana.

Two new dub (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/lexicon.php?id=98) cast members were also announced. Iceland will be played by Jason Liebrecht (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=26347) (Black Butler (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=10160)'s Finnian, Eden of the East (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=10474)'s Akira Takizawa), and the Netherlands will be played by Michael Sinterniklaas (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=2555) (Summer Wars (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=10544)' Kenji Koiso, Sengoku Basara (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=10271)'s Sasuke Sarutobi).

WTK
07-30-11, 09:52 PM
via Bandai Ent. @ Otakon

22:38:55 <bay|Ota|Bandai> nichijou
22:40:30 <bay|Ota|Bandai> so... it speaks for itself
22:40:45 <bay|Ota|Bandai> we have licensed nichijou and will be releasing nichijou in the near future
22:40:37 <bay|Ota|Bandai> gosick

WTK
08-03-11, 05:28 PM
via PR...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SENTAI FILMWORKS ANNOUNCES
LICENSE OF NO. 6



Houston, TX, August 03, 2011: Sentai Filmworks today confirmed the latest in its recent string of anime series acquisitions by announcing the company’s acquisition of the futuristic thriller No. 6. Based on the manga written by Atsuko Asano and illustrated by Hinoki Kino, the 11 episode post-apocalyptic mystery anime is the first series directed by storyboard and opening animation master Kenji Nagasaki (Kiba, Mobile Suit Gundam 00,) with series script duties being handled by Seishi Minakami (Heaven’s Memo Pad, Living For The Day After Tomorrow,) and character designs by Satoshi Ishino (Excdel Saga, Puni Puni Poemy.)

In a near future world after the last great war, most of mankind now lives in a handful of city states. There, for the privileged elite, life should be perfect. But for young Shion, the only thing perfect has been the nightmare his life has become since letting a strange boy named Nezumi shelter for the night in his apartment. Banished to the outskirts of the city and stripped of all privileges for helping the mysterious stranger, Shion’s personal danger only compounds when his inquiry into a new series of mysterious deaths results in his being arrested on suspicion of murder! But even as Shion is being sent to the city’s Correctional Institute, the long missing Nezumi reappears to rescue him! Now, on the run, the two young men have only one chance at survival: uncover the mysterious secrets that lie at the sinister heart of City Number 6!

No. 6is currently airing digitally on Crunchyroll, and will soon be available through other digital outlets with a home video release of the series to follow next year.

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.
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WTK
08-11-11, 02:35 PM
via PR...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SENTAI FILMWORKS ANNOUNCES
LICENSE OF COICENT and FIVE NUMBERS



Houston, TX, August 11, 2011: Sentai Filmworks today announced its acquisition of the twin sci-fi anime mini features COICENT and FIVE NUMBERS. Although not directly connected, both films exemplify the best of Japan’s new wave of up and coming anime masters, with COICENT reuniting writer/director Shuhei Moritai and character designer Daisuke Sajiki, who previously collaborated on the seminal CGI anime hit Kakurenbo, while FIVE NUMBERS teams director Hiroaki Ando, (who handled CGI duties for Steamboy and Noiseman,) with character designer Masaru Gotsubo (Samurai Champloo,) and scripter Dai Sato, whose previous credits include HALO: Legends – The Package, Ergo Proxy and screenplays for Cowboy Bebop. Although the two titles will be available separately via digital distribution, Sentai has announced that that they will be released together on DVD and BluRay, and that both titles will be available in both English subtitled and English dubbed versions.

Get ready for a double dose of amazing science fiction as two astounding tales come together in one incredible collection of state of the art animation! First, it’s a quick time jump to the 26th century where a school trip to a rebuilt 21st century city turns into a wild adventure for teenage Shinichi. While chasing a talking deer that steals his bag, he runs into a strange girl trying to elude even stranger pursuers, and then things get wild. It’s a mad dash through a city of the past as two young people discover a chance at a new future in COICENT. Then, four people awake to find themselves in the ultimate prison: an ex-soldier, a beautiful woman, an average Joe and a young computer hacker. Why are they there? What connection links them together? And how can they escape? The answer seems to lie with the fifth prisoner, an old man who knows far more than he is telling. And then there’s the cat. It’s the ultimate locked room mystery and all their lives hinge on solving it in FIVE NUMBERS.

Watch for digital distribution of COICENT and FIVE NUMBERS to begin soon, and catch it on DVD & BluRay later this year.

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.
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WTK
08-14-11, 08:20 PM
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WTK
08-15-11, 04:39 PM
via PR...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SENTAI FILMWORKS ANNOUNCES
LICENSE OF ICE



HOUSTON, August 15, 2011— Sentai Filmworks recent run of new anime series acquisitions got even hotter today when the company announced the licensing of the all-female, future epic ICE. Directed by Makoto Kobayashi (Dragon’s Heaven) and with character designs by Masaya Onishi (Ghost Stories,) ICE is ultimately the creation of Renaissance man Yasushi Akimoto, whose varied and prolific career as writer, TV producer and professor includes the creation of the Japanese Idol super-groups AK48 and Onyanko Club. With that background, it’s no surprise that many members of the huge girl group AK48 ended up contributing their voices to the apocalyptic tale in which all humans bearing a Y chromosome have been wiped from the face of the Earth.

Some strange virus, whether planned or accidental, has wiped out most of the population. The survivors? Beautiful women. Faced with the possible extinction of their entire race, some of these new Amazons have decided to live out their final days in the pursuit only of fleshly pleasures. Others choose to use their beauty, their might, and their minds to fight back and reclaim the planet once more. Revenge may be a dish best served cold, but anime has never been hotter than ICE!

ICE will be available this November through many digital distributors as well as on bilingual DVD.

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.
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WTK
08-22-11, 04:41 PM
via FUNimation.com (http://www.funimation.com/rojas/blog/one-hell-of-an-announcement/563371)
One Hell of an Announcement (http://www.funimation.com/rojas/blog/one-hell-of-an-announcement/563371)

Monday August 22, 2011 at 04:08 pm by Rojas

You’ve seen the first season of Aniplex’s “Black Butler (http://www.funimation.com/black-butler)” and you've probably already suspected that we'll be bringing you the second season in 2012 (well, more liked begged us on Facebook and on the website)– but the Season 2 secret we’ve been saving was shared by ADR director Ian Sinclair at Matsuricon (http://matsuricon.org/) this past weekend. Since the cat's out of the bag, let's just make it official:

Playing the roles of a new butler, Claude Faustus, is Jason Douglas; a new charge, Alois Trancy, is Luci Christian; and maid, Hanna Annafellows, is Caitlyn Glass.

We also have the rights to the 5 OVAs of this supernatural series.

OVA 01 (Wonderland Part 01 and 02)
OVA 02 (Welcome to the Phantomhives)
OVA 03 (Making Of )
OVA 04 (The Intention of Spider)
OVA 05 (The Story of Will the Reaper)

Look for these demons on DVD in 2012.

Synopsis of Series:

SEASON 1

Ciel Phantomhive was born into a life of luxury, only to have his beloved parents brutally murdered before his eyes. Wrought with grief and tortured by the very fiends who killed his mother and father, Ciel summoned the services of an exquisite butler born of the fires of hell. Together, they’ll turn merry old England on its ear while hunting the mysterious villains who made Ciel an orphan.

SEASON 2

Fans of the deranged escapades of Sebastian and Ciel will be perversely delighted by a new season of demonic adventures. Claude exists only to serve his young master, Alois: a boy who no doubt carries a dark secret.

For more information visit www.funimation.com/black-butler (http://www.funimation.com/black-butler)

WTK
09-02-11, 03:45 PM
via PR...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SENTAI FILMWORKS REVEALS
LICENSE OF ROZEN MAIDEN



HOUSTON, September 02, 2011— Sentai Filmworks has announced the acquisition of the popular ROZEN MAIDEN animated series, a package that includes the original 12 episode series and the 12 episode sequel series ROZEN MAIDEN: TRÄUMEND and the two made for video episodes known as ROZEN MAIDEN: OUVERTÜRE, which have previously been unreleased in North America. Based on the hit manga by the artist known as Peach Pit (Di Gi Charat,) all three titles were directed by Kou Matsuo (Red Garden, Yozakura Quartet) using character designs and script supervision by Jukkii Hanada (Mahoromatic, S.A., Yozakura Quartet) and character designs by Kumi Ishii (Red Garden.)

Remember those nightmares you had as a child, where your toys came to life? That’s the reality that Jun Sakurada suddenly finds himself living when Shinku arrives in a box, the first of several magical Rozen Maidens to invade his secluded life. Worse, he’s found himself magically bound to Shinku, his life force powering hers, and she’s not too crazy about the way he’s been living his life. Unfortunately, fixing everything that’s wrong with Jun is going to have to take a back seat to making sure that Shinku survives the Alice Game, a competition that pits Rozen Maiden against Rozen Maiden for the prize of becoming a real girl, while the losers’ life essence is drained and they become lifeless toys again. Now, in order to win this deadly game, Jun and Shinku will have to find a way to work together. But to do that they’ll have to start trusting each other first! Get ready for a whole new kind of ‘guys and dolls’ as ‘action figure’ takes on a new meaning in ROZEN MAIDEN - THE COMPLETE COLLECTION!

Watch for ROZEN MAIDEN this winter through multiple digital outlets as well as a complete collection on DVD just in time for Christmas. In addition, the new ROZEN MAIDEN: OUVERTÜRE DVD will be available as a stand-alone item, featuring a new English dub by production studio BangZoom! Entertainment.

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.
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WTK
09-05-11, 06:49 PM
via FUNimation.com (http://www.funimation.com/rojas/blog/a-legendary-cast-announcement/618901)
If you attended our industry panel at AnimeFest (http://animefest.org/) on Saturday, you got an extra special treat as surprise guest, Ian Sinclair, announced the main cast for the Legend of Legendary Heroes (http://www.funimation.com/the-legend-of-legendary-heroes). Don't worry, he had our full permission. So, without further adieu, here are your Legendary cast members:

Ferris - Luci Christian
Ryner - Ian Sinclair
Sion - Eric Vale
Miran - J. Michael Tatum

We fully expect this dub to be Legen....wait for it...dary!

Look for the Legend of Legendary Heroes (http://www.funimation.com/the-legend-of-legendary-heroes)on Blu-ray/DVD Combo in Spring 2012.

via ANN (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-09-06/funimation-plans-the-legend-of-the-legendary-heroes-dvd/bd)
Funimation Plans The Legend of the Legendary Heroes DVD/BD

posted on 2011-09-06 11:00 EDT

TV anime of Takaya Kagami (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=86007)'s fantasy novels to ship in dubbed/subbed combo next spring

The North American anime distributor Funimation (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/company.php?id=6515) confirmed with ANN that it will release The Legend of the Legendary Heroes (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=11250) (Densetsu no Yūsha no Densetsu) anime series in a DVD/Blu-ray Disc combo set next spring. The release will include English dubbing and subtitles. Funimation had made the announcement at the AnimeFest convention this past weekend...

WTK
09-13-11, 09:37 PM
via PR (http://nisamerica.com/nart/pbombs/2011/166/KimiTodo_Announcement_20110913pb.pdf)
The 2nd season of kimi ni todoke -From Me to You- Premium will be also available in 2012! More info coming soon.

WTK
09-14-11, 03:34 PM
via PR...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES
MODERN MAGIC MADE SIMPLE



HOUSTON, Sept 14, 2011— Sentai Filmworks hasn’t added a starter course in sorcery to their catalog, but they have added the thoroughly enchanting new series MODERN MAGIC MADE SIMPLE to their ever expanding line up of animated hits! Based on the hit manga ‘Yoku Wakaru Gendai Mahō’ written by Hiroshi Sakurazaka and illustrated by Miki Miyashita (Maburaho,), the 12 episode series about a world where the task of casting a magic spell is the equivalent of writing computer code has been mystically crafted under the supervision of director Yasuhiro Kuroda (Kampfer, Amazing Nurse Nanako) with Makoto Koga (Aria, Sola, Bludgeoning Angel Dokura-chan) adapting the character designs from Miyashita’s bewitching originals.

Life hasn’t been fair to Koyomi Morishita. Even though she’s in High School, she’s so short that everyone assumes she’s still in grade school. The boys and girls in her school tease her mercilessly and she’s not exactly graceful either. On the other hand, she’s still better off than Yumiko, who has a magician trying to kill her. Or at least Koyomi WAS until their paths crossed! Fortunately, salvation arrives in the form of master mage and graduate student Misa Anehara, who agrees to take Koyomi under her wing in learning the new style of magic, which breaks enchantment down into sequences of code. That will be quite a task, given that so far Koyomi’s talent seems to consist of making washbasins randomly fall out of the sky. But if it was easy, it wouldn’t be magic, would it? Get ready for a whole new kind of ‘spell’ing lesson as Koyomi takes a desperately needed crash course in charm school in MODERN MAGIC MADE SIMPLE!

Watch for MODERN MAGIC MADE SIMPLE on subtitled DVD this December, just in time for Christmas!

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.
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WTK
09-14-11, 09:33 PM
via Discotek Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=272377442791357&set=a.196378827057886.55668.147168055312297&type=1)
Coming next year. Both Unico movies on DVD. Fantastic Adventures of Unico and Unico in the Island of Magic. They will be released this time....
both Unico movies will have the english dub and japanese with english subs

WTK
09-26-11, 04:55 PM
via PR...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES
MAJIKOI ~ OH! SAMURAI GIRLS



HOUSTON, September 25, 2011— Sentai Filmworks fulfills the fantasies of fans of feudal fighting females with the company’s newest announcement, MAJIKOI ~ OH! SAMURAI GIRLS! Based on the mega-hit PC game Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai!!from MinatoSoft, the 12 episode series focuses on a city where almost everyone has a Samurai obsession. Direction is by Keitaro Motonaga (Getbackers, Yumeria,) using character designs by Mayumi Watanabe (Fandora, Fairy Tail, Freezing) and story supervision by Katsuhiko Takayama (And yet The Town Moves, e.f. A Tale of Memories.)

It’s one thing to honor your ancestors and keep old traditions alive, but there IS such a thing as taking it to a ridiculous extreme. In Kawakami City, having a samurai ancestor and enormous ‘fighting spirit’ isn’t just an interesting fact, it’s a huge part of how you end up being ranked on the social totem pole. That, in turn, rolls over into the school curriculum. Fortunately, that’s something the local kids like Yamato Naoe have learned to deal with by forming into small ‘bands,’ (that’s the samurai type, NOT music.) However, while the delicate sexual balance of Yamato’s group seemed fine when there were three girls and four boys, the sudden addition of two MORE girls starts to send everything spinning out of control! Seven’s a band of samurai and nine is a riot as boys, girls and naked blades all come together in MAJIKOI ~ OH! SAMURAI GIRLS!

Digital distribution of MAJIKOI ~ OH! SAMURAI GIRLS will begin next month through many outlets. The series will see a home video release next year.

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.
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WTK
09-27-11, 04:15 PM
via PR... (http://www.sentai-filmworks.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=147:sentaifilmworkslicensespersona4theanimation&catid=71:press-releases&Itemid=64)
HOUSTON, September 27, 2011— Sentai Filmworks proudlybrings the hit PERSONA game franchise to anime with the acquisition of the red-hot new series PERSONA 4 the Animation. Based on the megahit game-within-a-game from ATLUS, in which extraordinary humans take on even more extraordinary “Personas,” the 25 episode series is being helmed under the direction of Seiji Kishi (Angel Beats!, Magikano, Raagnorok the Animation,) with script supervision by Yuuko Kakihara (Special A, Stitch!, Heaven’s Lost Property,) while the signature original character designs by Shigenori Soejima are being adapted by Kazuaki Morita (Nyan Koi!, My Bride Is a Mermaid, Kamisama Dolls.)
When Yu Narukami’s family moves to the rural country town of Inaba, he’s expecting a lot more peace and quiet than he’s been used to in the big city. Instead, the peace has been shattered and the only quiet is the quiet of the grave, as a rash of mysterious murders and kidnappings sweep the countryside. With the police stymied, Yu finds himself joining with a group of eight other teenagers in a desperate bid to solve the mystery. A mystery that is somehow connected to both the local weather patterns and a strange video game world which Yu, his friends and the enigmatic killer can all enter. And where each must wield a unique weapon and learn to use amazing powers if they wish to survive. Journey beyond the Velvet Room as the hit PlayStation 2™ game becomes a spectacular anime in PERSONA 4 the Animation!

Digital distribution of PERSONA 4 the Animation will begin soon through many outlets, with a home video release on DVD & Blu-Ray in 2012.

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.
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WTK
09-28-11, 04:57 PM
via PR...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES
HORIZON IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE



HOUSTON, September 28, 2011— Sentai Filmworks announces the acquisition of the upcoming anime mega-series HORIZON IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, based upon best-selling author Minoru Kawakami’s ongoing, eight-book franchise that has already sold over 750,000 copies in Japan. Directed by Manabu Ono (My Hime, Saki,) the huge and epic story that combines everything from giant robots and aerial ships to witches and werewolves will employ a staff of four Character Designers - Tomoyuki Fujii, Shinya Nishizawa, Yukiko Aikei and Kanta Suzuki- to adapt the original concepts by Satoyasu (TENKY), while script supervision and adaptation falls into the capable hands of Tatsuhiko Urahata (Nana, Master Keaton, Monster, Strike Witches 2.)

‘History’ is coming to an end. When humans came down from the sky they brought with them the Testament, the guide to the path they must follow if they wish to return to the skies again. Now, in a strange world where only the islands of Japan are inhabitable, the nations of the world vie for power and protect the portions of Japan that they have claimed, each armed with its own ultimate weapon: a Roysmoi Opro, the Armor of Deadly Sins. But there may be a far greater threat to mankind than the Roysomi Opro, for the Testament ends abruptly, and it is now the last year. Is this the end of humanity, or can Tori Aoi and his fellow students from the aerial metropolitan ship Musashi somehow affect the course of destiny? Who and what is the HORIZON IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE?

Weekly episodes of HORIZON IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE will begin airing digitally on The Anime Network on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 in Japanese with English subtitles. Additional digital outlets and home video releases will follow in 2012.

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.
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WTK
09-30-11, 04:55 PM
Sentai Filmworks license Round-up via Anime Weekend Atlanta

Akikan!
And Yet The Town Moves (Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru)
The World God Only Knows (both seasons) - DVD & Blu-ray (January)
Towa no Quon (January)

Princess Resurrection getting an English dub

chrisc31
09-30-11, 06:18 PM
Sentai Filmworks license Round-up via Anime Weekend Atlanta

The World God Only Knows (both seasons) - DVD & Blu-ray (January)


Does the blu-ray mean it will get a dub? Sentai never released a blu-ray without a dub.

WTK
09-30-11, 07:12 PM
Does the blu-ray mean it will get a dub? Sentai never released a blu-ray without a dub.
I would assume so. That's pretty much their stance until they say otherwise.

WTK
10-01-11, 02:01 PM
via AWACon FUNimation Industry Panel

.hack//Quantum
DVD & Blu-ray
Coming in early 2012

PR (http://www.funimation.com/rojas/blog/funimation-entertainment-acquires-hackquantum/752441)
FUNimation Entertainment Acquires .Hack//Quantum (http://www.funimation.com/rojas/blog/funimation-entertainment-acquires-hackquantum/752441)

Saturday October 1, 2011 at 01:50 pm by Rojas

Flower Mound, TX (October 1, 2011) – FUNimation® Entertainment today announced that it has acquired the home entertainment, theatrical, broadcast, digital, mobile and merchandise rights to the latest installment in the .hack franchise from Showgate.

The action fantasy “.hack//Quantum” is an anime adaptation of the .hack role-playing games created by Bandai Namco Games. This three episode OVA is animated by Kinema Citrus Studio and directed by Masaki Tachibana (Tokyo Magnitude 8.0).

Tobias, Mary, and Sakura are way into the world’s largest online fantasy role-playing game known as The World R:X. Together, they form an inseparable group, grinding toward the break of day and running dungeons in search of the artifacts of adventure. But when the trio becomes lost in this virtual labyrinth, a chance encounter with the mysterious entity known only as Hermit will change their lives forever. There’s an eerie darkness spreading across The World, and once you stumble in, you may never make it out.

FUNimation Entertainment will release the OVA in early 2012.

For more information, please visit www.FUNimation.com/hackquantum (http://www.funimation.com/hackquantum)


Guilty Crown
Simulcast coming in October

DVD & BD
Coming in 2012

PR (http://www.funimation.com/rojas/blog/funimation-entertainment-acquires-aniplex-anime-guilty-crown/752521)
FUNimation Entertainment Acquires Aniplex Anime Guilty Crown

Saturday October 1, 2011 at 02:00 pm by Rojas

Flower Mound, TX (October 1, 2011) – FUNimation® Entertainment today announced that it has acquired the simulcast, home entertainment, broadcast, digital, mobile, and merchandise rights to the sci-fi series “Guilty Crown” debuting on Fuji TV’s late night noitaminA block in October.

The Production I.G. produced series is directed by Tetsuro Araki (“Death Note,” “High School of the Dead”). The series script supervisor is Hiroyuki Yoshino (“Macross Frontier”), while original character designs are created by redjuice, the artist best known as the illustrator for the music group, Supercell. Supercell's musician, Ryo, is composing the music.

The anime is set in Japan in 2039, 10 years after the "Apocalypse Virus" devastated the land. A multinational orgnization known as GHQ brings the lawless country under control, but at the price of Japan's sovereignty. One day, an unsociable 17-year-old high school student named Shū encounters Inori Yuzuriha, a female singer who is part of the resistance to liberate Japan. Together with Gai Tsutsugami (Shū's 17-year-old rival who is a young "Jiikundō" pilot in the resistance), Shū and Inori fight with mysterious innate abilities known as "imperial powers."

New York Anime Fest will screen the first two episodes of “Guilty Crown” on Saturday, October 15. The screening marks the world premiere of the series' second episode, which won't air in Japan until October 20. The convention will host an additional screening of the first two episodes of “Guilty Crown” along with a Q&A/focus panel on Sunday, October 16.

FUNimation will also simulcast the series starting the same date as its Japanese broadcast debut.

For more information, please visit http://www.funimation.com/guilty-crown

WTK
10-05-11, 05:14 PM
Sentai Filmworks license Round-up via Anime Weekend Atlanta

And Yet The Town Moves (Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru)
via PR...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES
AND YET THE TOWN MOVES


HOUSTON, October 5, 2011— Sentai Filmworks has put a chocolate on the pillowcases of anime fans everywhere with the announcement of the company’s acquisition of the acclaimed slice of life anime AND YET THE TOWN MOVES. Based on hit manga by Masakaza Ishiguro, the story of trouble prone Maid-Waitress Hotori is familiar ground for director Akiyuki Shinbo, whose previous body of work includes handling the Hidamari Sketch, Negima and Mariaholic franchises. Script supervision is by genre stalwart Katsuhiko Takayama, whose resume includes such familiar titles as Love Hina, Full Metal Alchemist, Godannar and Sorcerer Hunters, while character design for the 12 episode series is being handled by chief animation director Hiroki Yamamura (Mahoromatic.)

Hotori Arashiyama loves mysteries, but there’s one she just can’t solve: Why does the solution to one problem inevitably seem to lead to another? For instance, how when Hotori has to start working after school at the Seaside Maid Café to pay off a debt and her friend Toshiko fortunately knows exactly how a Maid Café should be run. Which is fortunate since Hotori has no clue. Except that, unfortunately, Toshiko has no interest in working at the café, UNTIL she discovers that Hotori’s childhood friend Hiroyuki is a regular. Which SEEMS fortunate. Except that Hotori doesn’t know that, while Toshiko likes Hiroyuki, Hiroyuki secretly likes Hotori, while Hotori secretly has a crush on… No, no more spoilers! But if that’s not enough drama, there’s work, angst with a certain math teacher, table tennis between her classmates, her younger brother versus the school’s bad girl… And yet, even though everything seems like it’s going to crash at any moment, somehow Hotori’s life keeps going hilariously forward in AND YET THE TOWN MOVES!

Digital distribution of AND YET THE TOWN MOVES will begin through many outlets this winter, and the series will find its way to home video next January with the release of all 12 episodes on subtitled DVD.

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.
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10-07-11, 04:07 PM
LINK (http://www.facebook.com/notes/funimation-entertainment/fullmetal-alchemist-the-sacred-star-of-milos-cast-announcement/10150325788564342)
But, there's always an encore after a grande finale, isn't there?

We've also got an extra special announcement for you today. We got the Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (http://www.funimation.com/fullmetal-alchemist-brotherhood)OVAs and Fullmetal Four-Panel Comic Theater. These four OVAs were originally released with the individual Japanese volumes of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (http://www.funimation.com/fullmetal-alchemist-brotherhood).
The Blind Alchemist
Simple People
The Tale of Teacher
Yet Another Man’s Battlefield
“Fullmetal Four-Panel Comic Theater”.Expect more information coming soon.

WTK
10-07-11, 04:19 PM
Sentai Filmworks license Round-up via Anime Weekend Atlanta

Towa no Quon (January)
via PR...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES
TOWANOQUON



HOUSTON, October 07, 2011— Sentai Filmworks has rewarded fans of dark heroic action everywhere with the eagerly awaited announcement of the company’s acquisition of TOWANOQUON, the spectacular new series of animated features from anime powerhouse BONES. Produced by a literal all-star lineup of creators, the first film in the series is directed by Umanosuke Iida (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=2689) (Hellsing, Mobile Suit Gundam MS 08 Team, Mighty Space Miners,) with script supervision by Saizo Nemoto (Kikaider, Tokyo Majin 2) and character designs by Toshihiro Kawamoto (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=96) (Cowboy Bebop, Wolf’s Rain, Golden Boy,) while music is in the legendary hands of Kenji Kawai (http://www.kenjikawai.com/index_e.html) (The Ring, Dark Water, Skycrawlers, Pat Labor, Ranma ½, Blue Seed & Sorcerer Hunters.)

No man, not even a superhuman man can stand alone if the adversary he faces is powerful enough; and as a new breed of human called Attractors slowly begin to awaken in a Tokyo of the future, they find themselves the prey of a sinister and faceless secret organization called Custos. But there is strength and safety in numbers and a leader is emerging among the Attractors, a young man with healing powers named Quon, who knows that the only way for the Attractors to survive is to join together and hit the cyborgs of Custos back. Hard. And with allies like the super-speeded Yuri, psi-voiced Kiri, telepath Tei and teleporter Takao, he’s beginning to form the army to do it! Anime, superhero and epic sci-fi come together as a who’s who team of Japan’s greatest animators join forces to produce an all new legend: TOWANOQUON!

Digital distribution of the first TOWANOQUON feature will begin on the Anime Network this month, with DVD and BD releases to follow next year.

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.
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10-10-11, 12:28 PM
via PR...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES
BROKEN BLADE


HOUSTON, October 10, 2011— Breaking News! Sentai Filmworks today announced thecompany’s acquisition of one of the year’s most eagerly awaited anime titles; BROKEN BLADE, an epic new series of animated films based on the international manga bestseller from Yunosuke Yoshinaga (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=76504) (Rampage.) Created in six 50 minute installments, the mega production is helmed by Chief Director Tetsuro Amino (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=961) (Macross 7, Shiki, Jewell BEM Hunter Lime,) and Director Nobuyoshi Habara (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=5802) (DNAngel, Negima!, Fafner) working from screenplays by screenwriter Masashi Sogo (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=10424) (Bleach, Gantz, Samurai X/Rurouni Kenshin.) Music duties for the blockbuster production will be handled by Yoshihisa Hirano (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=435) (Death Note, Beyblade, Ouran High School Host Club)

In Cruzon, children are born with the ability to control quartz. This power allows them to levitate simple objects—or control enormous and complex mobile battle suits called Golems. But when an ancient Golem is discovered during the height of a brutal war, a young king and his beautiful queen turn to Rygart Arrow. Though an “un-sorcerer”, Rygart can miraculously pilot this ancient and powerful weapon. But in war, school friends can turn into bitter enemies and allies have suspicious motives. Strap yourself in, power up, and prepare for the heavy metal mecha action of BROKEN BLADE!


Digital distribution of the first 50 minute installment of BROKEN BLADE set will begin this October on The Anime Network and through many other outlets. The home video release will follow in 2012 with releases on DVD and Blu-Ray.

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.
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WTK
10-12-11, 05:07 PM
Sentai Filmworks license Round-up via Anime Weekend Atlanta

Akikan!
via PR...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES
AKIKAN!



HOUSTON, October 12, 2011— Sentai Filmworks has let the genie out of the bottle… or in this case, can… with the company’s announcement of the acquisition of the latest ‘pop’ culture phenomenon from Japan, AKIKAN! Animation industry veteran director Yuji Himaki, already known for his work about a superhero made of bread with the latest Anpanman feature film, switches materials and genders to helm both the 12 episode series and the bonus OVA telling the story of a bubbly young girl who just happens to be a soft drink can, while the process of adapting creators Riku Ranjo and Hiro Suzuhira’s original text and art go respectively to script-master Hideaki Koyasu (Brighter than the Dawning Blue, Kure-nai,) and character designer Ryo Tanaka (Virtua Fighter, Lupin III Missed By a Dollar.)

Hobbies are often a great way of meeting new people, but how could Kakeru Diachi, who collects rare juice cans, have ever suspected that he’d meet a fascinating new girl when he attempted to DRINK her? Naming her Melon, because she’s got great melon… soda, Kakeru quickly learns that she’s an Akikan, a beautiful girl who’s also a special can created to fight other Akikans in a strange experiment to determine what kind of container is better: steel or aluminum! Will becoming involved in this ridiculously twisted research project gone amuck complicate Kakeru’s life incredibly? Of course it will, but because Melon’s steel body needs carbon dioxide to breathe, he’s now stuck with her since she’s CO2 dependent! And when his wealthy, attractive best childhood friend Najimi gets HER own aluminum Akikan, the trouble really begins! For once, it’s not what’s inside that counts as battling beverage containers run wild in AKIKAN – The Complete Series!

AKIKAN! will be distributed digitally through a variety of outlets and on subtitled DVD in January 2012.

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.
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10-14-11, 03:14 PM
15:26:07 <bay|NYCC|FUNi> Fafner in the azure
15:26:10 <bay|NYCC|FUNi> series and movie
15:26:14 <bay|NYCC|FUNi> bd and dvd coming in 2012
15:26:18 <bay|NYCC|FUNi> funimation.com/fafner
15:26:32 <bay|NYCC|FUNi> first time for the movie being released.......
15:27:06 <bay|NYCC|FUNi> check out the new movie...and it will be on bluray

via PR...
Flower Mound, TX (October 14, 2011) – FUNimation Entertainment today announced that it has acquired the home entertainment, digital, and merchandise rights to the “Fafner” anime series and movie.

The series focuses on a group of children who pilot the titular Fafners in a war against the Festum—giant aliens who destroyed much of the world. The movie takes place two years after the end of the original series.

ABOUT FUNIMATION ENTERTAINMENT FUNimation® Entertainment is the leading Anime company in North America. FUNimation has a proven formula for launching and advancing brands. They manage a full spectrum of rights for most of their brands including broadcasting, licensing, production, internet, and home video sales and distribution. For more information about FUNimation Entertainment and its brands, visit www.funimation.com.

15:27:38 <bay|NYCC|FUNi> oblivion island: haruka and the magic mirror
15:27:16 <bay|NYCC|FUNi> dvd and bd coming in 2012
15:27:29 <bay|NYCC|FUNi> funimation.com/oblivion-island
15:28:00 <bay|NYCC|FUNi> (animated by production i.g. who was teasing it at AX)
15:28:12 <bay|NYCC|FUNi> maybe a theatrical release

via PR...
FUNimation Entertainment Acquires Production I.G. Feature Film Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror

Flower Mound, TX (October 14, 2011) – FUNimation Entertainment® today announced that it has acquired the home entertainment, broadcast, digital, and mobile rights to the Production I.G. full length animated film, “Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror.” This Production I.G. produced film, directed by Shinsuke Sato (“Gantz” live action films), was nominated for the award for Excellent Animation of the Year at the 33rd Japan Academy Prize.

“Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror” is the first full length film from Production I.G. done completely in 3D computer generated animation. The character designs have a unique “anime” style to them; while the look and feel of the animation bear a closer resemblance to a video game cut scene.

A blend of fantasy and Japanese tradition, the story revolves around sixteen-year-old Haruka who lost her mother at a young age. Haruka had been given a hand mirror by her dying mother, and told to always have it on her. At some point, it winds up in a closet, and now she can’t find it! One day, she decides to go to a local shrine and pray for the hand mirror to be returned to her. There she encounters a small fox-masked creature which she secretly follows to the land of forgotten items.

ABOUT FUNIMATION ENTERTAINMENT FUNimation® Entertainment is the leading Anime company in North America. FUNimation has a proven formula for launching and advancing brands. They manage a full spectrum of rights for most of their brands including broadcasting, licensing, production, internet, and home video sales and distribution. For more information about FUNimation Entertainment and its brands, visit www.funimation.com.

WTK
10-16-11, 10:24 AM
via Viz Media industry panel @ NYCC:
11:10:16 <bay|NYCC|Viz> Inuyasha act coming to bluray and dvd
11:10:18 <bay|NYCC|Viz> 2012
11:10:35 <bay|NYCC|Viz> definitely next year
11:10:38 <bay|NYCC|Viz> doing it in both
via Tiger & Bunny panel @ NYCC:
14:09:02 <bay|NYCC|TB> Q: Will there be an english dub?
14:09:10 <bay|NYCC|TB> A: That question is for Viz I guess...
14:09:17 <bay|NYCC|TB> Viz... why don't you answer it
14:09:20 <bay|NYCC|TB> Yes........
14:09:31 <bay|NYCC|TB> So yea... mitsko is heading that up, we are in pre-production

WTK
10-17-11, 02:34 PM
Sentai Filmworks license Round-up via Anime Weekend Atlanta

The World God Only Knows (both seasons) - DVD & Blu-ray (January)
via PR...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES
THE WORLD GOD ONLY KNOWS



HOUSTON, October 17, 2011— Sentai Filmworks.has formally confirmed the acquisition for the eagerly anticipated anime series THE WORLD GOD ONLY KNOWS, which was first revealed to massive applause at the 2011 Anime Weekend Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia on September 30, 2011. Based on the super-hit manga by Tamiki Wakaki (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=80473), the 24 episode series is helmed by Trigun and Flame of Recca vet Shigehito Takayanagi (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=21225), who is directing from scripts supervised by Read Or Die creator Hideyuki Kurata (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=1685) (Excel Saga, Kamichu) and character designs adapted from Wakaki’s originals by Akio Watanabe (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=2813) (SoulTaker, Nurse Witch Komugi-chan.) Original music is provided by Transformers Armada composer Hayato Matsuo (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=146) (Hellsing Ultimate, Streetfighter Alpha.)

Keima Katsuragi can score with any girl he wants… provided that she’s not real. A legendary master of Japanese “dating Sims,” often referred to by other players as the God Of Conquests, Keima is a classic nerd in real life and isn’t even all that interested in girls with more than two dimensions in the first place! Unfortunately for Keima, his personal preferences cease to be of any importance when he accepts a challenge to what he THINKS is an internet game, only to discover that he’s actually made a deal with a demon! And not just any demon, this is Elsie, a not particularly competent young female demon who’s been charged with recapturing runaway spirits that prefer to hide in girls hearts, where they can only be driven out by the girls falling in love. Now Elsie’s got Keima by a collar and he’s got to get the girls or die trying! Romance and dating are the highway to Hell in THE WORLD ONLY GOD KNOWS!

THE WORLD GOD ONLY KNOWS is currently available digitally. DVD and Blu-Ray releases of the first 12 episodes are scheduled for January 2012, with Season 2 to follow later in the year.

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.
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10-24-11, 03:36 PM
via PR...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES
MASHIROIRO SYMPHONY ~
The Color of Lovers

HOUSTON, October 24, 2011—Sentai Filmworks announces the acquisition of MASHIROIRO SYMPHONY ~ The Color of Lovers, the anime adaptation of the hit game franchise from visual novel developer Pallete, which has already spawned three manga spinoffs and a series of drama and music CDs. Produced by Manglobe, the 12 episode series will be scripted by Team RIKKA and directed by Eiji Suganuma (Sasameki Koto, Ninja Cadets.) Adaption of the intricate original designs by Tsubasu Izumi (Akane-Iro ni Somaru Saka, ef: a tale of memories) will be handled by Toshie Kawamura (The World God Only Knows, Yes! Precure 5, Precure All-Stars,) who will also serve as the animation director.

When boys suddenly get into places where they’ve never been allowed before, some girls tend to get upset. So when the decision is made to merge the elite Yuihime Girls' Private Academy and the coeducational Kagamidai Private Academy, everyone wants to take extra care in avoiding trouble while bringing the two Privates together. Therefore, rather than just sticking the Kagamida boys into the Yuihime girls all at once, a plan is concocted in which a group of test males will be inserted into the Girls’ Private Academy first. Thus it is that poor young Shingo finds himself being thrown as a sacrificial lamb to the lionesses of Yuihime, who aren’t exactly waiting for him with open arms. Will Shingo manage to survive the estrogen soaked death pit that is Yuihime? Can the girls learn to be more receptive to the boys? And just how long until something involving panties will cause emotions to flare, sparks to fly and the battle of the sexes to explode? It’s a desperate battle to turn discord into making sweet music together in MASHIROIRO SYMPHONY ~ The Color of Lovers!

MASHIROIRO SYMPHONY ~ The Color of Lovers will be available digitally soon. The home video release will follow next year on subtitled DVD.

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.
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10-27-11, 02:12 PM
via PR...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES
PHI-BRAIN ~ KAMI NO PUZZLE


HOUSTON, October 27, 2011—Sentai Filmworks announces the acquisition of the new paranormal thriller series PHI-BRAIN ~ KAMI NO PUZZLE from famed director and manga creator Junichi Sato (Sailor Moon, Sergeant Frog, Pretear, Aria,) and legendary anime studio SUNRISE (Mobile Suit Gundam, Cowboy Bebop, Sorceror Hunters, Dirty Pair, Escaflowne.) Based on a treatment by ‘Hajime Yatate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hajime_Yatate),‘ a collective name for the Sunrise staff, and with script supervision by Mayori Sekijima (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=248) (Najica Blitz Tactics, Plastic Little, Sol Bianca, Clamp School,) the 25 episode series will feature character designs by veteran animator Youhei Sasaki and music by Akio Izutsu (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=103532).

Kaito Daimon would be a completely average high school student except for one thing: he’s a ‘demon’ at solving puzzles. Kaito’s so brilliant, in fact, that when he’s asked to take some ‘special’ tests of his unique ability, he immediately suspects that the test itself is a test. Kaito suddenly finds himself caught up in a lethal Philosopher’s Puzzle made by the sinister group POG, a murderous maze of trap upon trap, where failing to solve the secret correctly will result in death! Fortunately, Kaito’s skills prove up to the first test, both for himself AND his childhood friend Nanoha, who is also caught up in the deadly scheme. But now that he has been designated as a Solver, he is pulled into a new life where he must travel the world with other Solvers, attempting to solve the latest deadly riddles left by POG. There’s a new conundrum around every corner and each deception could lead to death, but once a riddle has been posed, you can count on Kaito to unfold, unravel and unlock it in PHI-BRAIN ~ KAMI NO PUZZLE!

PHI-BRAIN ~ KAMI NO PUZZLE will soon be available digitally on Anime Network Online, followed by many outlets other outlets.

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.
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10-28-11, 04:55 PM
via FUNimation.com (http://www.funimation.com/rojas/blog/funimation-entertainment-acquires-one-piece-season-four/1000031)
Flower Mound, Texas (October 26, 2011) – FUNimation® Entertainment today announced it has acquired the U.S. home video rights to Season Four of the action adventure anime series—ONE PIECE (http://www.onepieceofficial.com/).

Season Four opens with episode 206 in classic 4:3 format, episodes 207-263 will be featured in HD 16:9 and contains the Water 7 Saga.

This extremely popular series is based on the manga by Oda Eiichiro and follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and his band of Straw Hat Pirates. The series is currently into its 520th episode. Fans can watch the simulcast episodes Saturdays at 10:00 pm EST on www.onepieceofficial.com (http://www.onepieceofficial.com/).

FUNimation Entertainment will release the DVD in summer 2012.

WTK
11-04-11, 04:10 PM
via PR...
FUNIMATION ENTERTAINMENT ACQUIRES

HELLSING ULTIMATE OVA 8



A bloody battle is about to begin, and all hell is singing...


Flower Mound, Texas (November, 4, 2011) – FUNimation® Entertainment today announced it has acquired the U.S. home video rights to the long awaited HELLSING ULTIMATE OVA 8, in addition to the previously announced HELLSING ULTIMATE 1-7 OVAs.

Production on the HELLSING ULTIMATE OVAs will begin immediately at the original studio, New Generation Pictures, and will include the original cast featuring Crispin Freeman in his return as Arucard.

The new home video releases will feature exclusive extras including panel discussions and one-on-one interviews recorded at the 2011 Anime Vegas Convention taking place this month.

Fans will be encouraged to submit questions for the cast via the FUNimation facebook page to possibly be included as part of the extra features. www.facebook.com/funimation (http://www.facebook.com/funimation)

Synopsis:
Vampires are real, and it’s up to Hellsing, a secret organization led by Integra Hellsing, to keep the public safe from these unholy creatures of the night. When the severity and frequency of vampire attacks begins to escalate, Hellsing may have more than it can handle, even with the help of its most powerful vampire—Arucard. The Hellsing Organization must face not only regular ghouls and vampires, but a rivaling secret organization from the Vatican, and an enigmatic group of madmen, called Millennium, intent on destroying Arucard.

FUNimation Entertainment will release these new OVAs starting in 2012.

WTK
11-05-11, 11:50 PM
License announcements via Sentai Filmworks Industry Panel @ Nekocon -
A Channel
UN-GO

EDIT: via The Anime Network Twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/TheAnimeNetwork/status/133050783028621313)
@SentaiFilmworks announced the license of A Channel and UNGO today, way to go guys!

WTK
11-08-11, 11:52 AM
via PR...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES
“UN-GO”



HOUSTON, Nov 8, 2011—Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce the acquisition of UN-GO (pronounced An Go,) the eagerly awaited new series from Fuji TV’s prestigious noitaminA animation block and mega animation studio BONES. Loosely inspired by a collection of detective stories by Japanese literary giant Ango Sakaguchi, the all star production transposes the action to a gritty near future, post war Tokyo, and is helmed by director Seiji Mizushima (Full Metal Alchemist, Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Daiguard) with a storyline by his Full Metal Alchemist collaborator Shou Aikawa (Blood Reign: Curse of the Yoma, Martian Sucessor Nadesico, Ghost Slayers Ayashi.) In yet another unique twist, character design duties will be split between illustrator pako (Rental Magika) and Loveless and Earthian manga creator Yun Kouga (Mobile Suit Gundam 00.)

He pursues his job as the ‘Last Great Detective’. Others call him the ‘Defeated Detective’. What’s certain is that he’s Shinjurou Yuuki, a young man with a passion for mysteries and a talent for solving them that has made him the target of dark forces now stirring within the sinister underworld of a near future Tokyo. That could prove lethal, given that not even the other ‘good guys,’ including the police, are exactly on Shinjouro’s side. Fortunately Yuuki’s not completely on his own, and with the aid of his uniquely talented associate Inga, he’s ready to cut a swath through the veils of secrecy that have been laid before him. Get ready for mind against matter and a lot of cloak and dagger as the ultimate battle of clue and deduction begins in UN-GO!

UN-GO will soon be available digitally through many outlets, with a home video release next year on DVD and Blu-Ray.

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.
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11-09-11, 04:20 PM
via PR...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES
A-CHANNEL


HOUSTON, Nov 9, 2011— Sentai Filmworks announces the acquisition of A-CHANNEL, a cutting edge, slice of life comedy series based on the popular four panel comic by bb Kuroda. Helming the task of adapting the four panel strip into linear story are director Manabu Ono (Transformers: Cybertron, Dragonaut, Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere,) and lead writer Tatsuhiko Urahata (Strawberry Panic, Murder Princess, Monster.) Animation director and character designer Masakatsu Sasaki (Saki, Erotic Torture Chamber) adapts Kuroda’s designs for the animation medium while music is in the hands of Satoru Kousaki (Lucky Star, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=6430).)

Toru and Run have been best friends forever, so when Toru learns that she’s managed to get into the same high school as Run, she runs to tell her… only to find Run in a compromising position with yet another girl, Yuko. Needless to say, that makes things a bit awkward at school, with Toru fending off those who might be interested in Run while Yuko and their other girlfriend, Nagi, have to deal with Run’s own penchant for drama. But it’s not all angst all the time, and as the school year progresses the four girls and their many classmates find time to laugh, play and figure out how to handle unexpected problems life likes to throw at them. Like bugs in the house, accidentally giving each other horrible haircuts, freezing up at karaoke or forgetting to put your underwear on in the morning. When it comes to learning about the real world, there’s always something ‘educational’ to be found in A-CHANNEL!

A-CHANNEL will be available digitally through many outlets and on subtitled DVD next February.

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.
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WTK
11-21-11, 03:39 PM
TFP article (http://www.fandompost.com/2011/11/21/children-chase-lost-voices-deep-below-anime-feature-licensed/) / ANN article (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-11-21/shinkai-hoshi-o-ou-kodomo-licensed-in-north-america)

From The 2011 Waterloo Festival of Animated Cinema in Canada - via Twitch (11/20) (https://twitter.com/#%21/TwitchFilm/status/138314837192224769).
Word is the US distrib pulled CHILDREN WHO CHASE LOST VOICES from festival at last minute. It's here but they can't show it. Grr.While there is no official confirmation from the actual N. American distributor, it would be curious to see how actually has this film.

WTK
11-22-11, 01:56 PM
via DiscotekMedia.com | Discotek / Eastern Star acquires Panda! Go, Panda!
Coming in 2012:

Lupin the 3rd Complete 1st Season

The Fantastic Adventures of Unico

Unico in the Island of Magic

Panda Go Panda SE

Golgo 13 The Professional SE

plus more….

WTK
11-27-11, 11:17 AM
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[Sentai Filmworks] Dream Eater Merry to be dubbed and to be released on Blu-ray.

WTK
12-01-11, 11:34 AM
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES
GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES



HOUSTON, December 1, 2011— Sentai Filmworks proudly announces the company’s acquisition of distribution rights for the critically acclaimed animation masterpiece GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES. Based on the semi-autobiographical retellings of survivor Nosaka Akiyuki and directed by Iaso Takahata (co-founder, with Hayao Miyazaki, of Japan’s legendary Studio Ghibli, the studio that performed the animation duties for the film,) GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES has been universally hailed as both an artistic and emotional tour de force, with famed critic Roger Ebert calling the feature “An emotional experience so powerful that it forces a rethinking of animation” and stating that “it belongs on any list of the greatest war films ever made.” Sentai Filmworks is extraordinarily honored to have been given the privilege of handling the digitally restored version of one of the art of animation’s true crowning achievements.

As the Empire of the Sun crumbles upon itself and a rain of firebombs falls upon Japan, the final death march of a nation is echoed in millions of smaller tragedies. This is the story of Seita and his younger sister Setsuko, two children born at the wrong time, in the wrong place, and now cast adrift in a world that lacks not the care to shelter them, but simply the resources. Forced to fend for themselves in the aftermath of fires that swept entire cities from the face of the earth, their doomed struggle is both a tribute to the human spirit and the stuff of nightmares. Beautiful, yet at times brutal and horrifying, it is a film that perhaps only the animated medium could render without completely overloading human senses, transforming the fog of war and the screams of the dying into what Ebert calls “visual poetry.”

Digital distribution of GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES will begin through many outlets this winter, and a DVD of the digitally restored master will be in stores next year.

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.
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big e
12-01-11, 12:24 PM
Awesome. Day 1 purchase for me. Now, the question is will it be on Blu-ray?

WTK
12-01-11, 12:26 PM
Awesome. Day 1 purchase for me. Now, the question is will it be on Blu-ray?
If Japan doesn't get one, there is no chance of U.S. getting one. With that said, should Japan get a BD release the turnaround time should/could be faster than of Disney here.

WTK
12-29-11, 12:23 PM
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES
“MOURETSU PIRATES”



HOUSTON, December 29, 2011— Prepare to be boarded by stellar entertainment on a galactic scale as Sentai Filmworks announces the impending escape of the rollicking, hit space opera MOURETSU PIRATES! What happens when Teen Chic meets Pirate Technique? Find out when Director Tatsuo Sato (Martian Successor Nadesico, Ninja Scroll TV, Stellvia) returns to the familiar waters of comedy and interplanetary adventure and deftly steers the bestselling Mini-Skirt Pirate novels by Yuichi Sasamoto (Venus Wars, Ariel) on a course to become an all new 26 episode anime masterpiece, while Noriyuki Matsumoto’s brilliant original characters designs are adapted for animation by the team of Akira Yasuda (Turn A Gundam) and Hiroshi Takeuchi (Big O, Xenoglossia.) There’s plenty of pillage and yo-ho-ho-ing ahead in the most plunder-full adventure epic of the year, MOURETSU PIRATES!

Most families have a skeleton or two in the closet, but Marika is understandably shocked to learn that what her family has been hiding is a skull and crossbones! And while the revelation that her late father was a space pirate would have been earthshaking enough for most teenage girls, discovering that he was the captain of the notorious pirate ship Benten Maru will change Marika’s life forever. Because, you see, pirating is a family business, and she’s just inherited the position of captain. And her father’s former crew is quite intent on making sure Marika accepts the job! So what’s a girl to do? Well, if you’re a high school student whose prior total naval experience has been working at the space yacht club, there’s really only one moral dilemma that has to be resolved: are pirates allowed to wear really short mini-skirts? Get ready for intergalactic buccaneering unlike any you’ve ever seen before as the spaceways get broad-sided by cutting lasses, curvy knaves and the sexiest pirate’s chest ever in MOURETSU PIRATES!

MOURETSU PIRATES will simulcast premier on Crunchyroll starting January 7, 2012 at
9:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (GMT-8). Additional digital outlets and TV broadcast will follow starting in February with DVD and Blu-Ray to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks:
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like High School of the Dead, Towanoquon, Samurai Girls, Guin Saga, Needless and Angel Beats as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies and Appleseed. 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, Android Market and YouTube.

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WTK
12-30-11, 05:13 PM
PR (http://nisamerica.com/nart/pbombs/2011/194/Anime%20PressRelease20111230_Natsume_releasepb.pdf)
December 30, 2011

NATSUME’S BOOK OF FRIENDS ACQUIRED BY NIS AMERICA FOR ITS NORTH AMERICAN RETAIL RELEASE!

Santa Ana, CA (December 30, 2011) – NIS America is excited to announce the acquisition of Natsume’s Book of Friends (working title; JPN: Natsume Yujin-cho), an extraordinary heartwarming drama about the relationship forged between a high school student and his spirit companions. The title is produced by the powerhouse Brain’s-Base and Takahiro Omori. NIS America will release the retail version of Natsume’s Book of Friends Season 4, which will begin airing on Crunchyroll in January 2012, as well as retail releases of seasons 1 through 3. The retail release for Natsume’s Book of Friends will come in NIS America’s highly praised premium packaging.

WTK
01-04-12, 01:11 PM
via PR...FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES
“SOMEDAY’S DREAMERS”


HOUSTON, January 4, 2012— Sentai Filmworks is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of the anime classic SOMEDAY’S DREAMERS. Based on the hit manga by Kumichi Yoshizuki (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=13540) and Norie Yamada (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=8713) (originally released in North America by Tokyo Pop,) and with script supervision by co-creator Yamada, the twelve episode series was directed by Masami Shimoda (Boys Be, 11 Eyes, Polyphonica) with character design adaptations by Michinori Chiba and Nobue Yoshinaga.

When can flunking a spelling test cause major problems? When you’re learning how to use magic, of course! And that’s exactly the situation fifteen-year-old Yume Kikuchi finds herself in when she travels to Tokyo to begin her apprenticeship as a licensed magic user. Unfortunately, Yume’s a country girl in the big city for the first time and there are a lot of new-fangled ideas to get used to. Like her new mentor, Oyamada, turning out to be a man instead of the expected woman! Add to that the fact that Yume’s not really very confident about her abilities to achieve her goal of a magic license and she might just jinx herself into failing! It will take a lot of helping hands from her equally challenged fellow students and even more aid from her teachers if she’s going to succeed, but in the end, the most important lesson she’ll learn may not even be about spellcasting. The process of growing up and discovering what lies inside your own heart is the most wonderful magic of all in SOMEDAY’S DREAMERS – THE COMPLETE COLLECTION!

SOMEDAY’S DREAMERS will soon be available digitally through many outlets, with a home video release this spring on DVD.


About Sentai Filmworks:
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like High School of the Dead, Towanoquon, Samurai Girls, Guin Saga, Needless and Angel Beats as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies and Appleseed. 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, Android Market and YouTube.
www.sentai-filmworks.com (http://www.sentai-filmworks.com/)

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WTK
01-05-12, 02:35 PM
PR (http://nisamerica.com/nart/pbombs/2011/195/Anime_Brave10_acquisition_20120105_finalpb.pdf)

For immediate release

BRAVE10 ACQUIRED BY NIS AMERICA FOR ITS NORTH AMERICAN RETAIL RELEASE!

Santa Ana, CA (January 5, 2012) – NIS America is proud to announce the acquisition of BRAVE10 for a North American retail release. BRAVE10 is a modernized interpretation of Sanada Ten Braves, a historically popular novel about a noble group of ninjas. The retail release of BRAVE10 will come in NIS America’s collectable hard-case premium edition packaging.

WTK
01-05-12, 04:24 PM
via PR
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES
“Waiting in the Summer”


HOUSTON, January 5, 2012— Sentai Filmworks is very proud to announce the acquisition of the eagerly awaited new anime WAITING IN THE SUMMER (ANO NATSU DE MATTERU), which is already drawing considerable buzz due to its re-pairing of several already highly successful creative partnerships. Legendary anime writer Yōsuke Kuroda (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yōsuke_Kuroda) (Excel Saga, High School of the Dead, Puni Puni Poemy,) reteams with his PLEASE TEACHER!/PLEASE TWINS collaborator, original character designer Taraku Uon (READ OR DIE, TV and OVA,) while director Tatsuyuki Nagai (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tatsuyuki_Nagai) (Toradora, Honey & Clover II,) reunites with his TORADORA/ANO HI MITA HANA collaborator, character designer Masayoshi Tanaka (also HIGH SCHOOL OF THE DEAD,) to produce a unique 12 episode anime series that takes a rather different view of the classic teen romance genre.

Lights! Camera! Teen Angst! When a group of friends decide to make a movie over a long summer holiday, they end up learning a little about filmmaking and a lot more about each other and themselves. What begins as a simple way to avoid the summer doldrums quickly turns into something much more complex, intimate and revealing, as the maturing relationships between the members of the young cast take on new, and sometimes very unexpected, turns. Get ready for a whole new take on summer romance as hidden emotions get captured and secrets meant to be kept hidden inside young hearts instead spill off of the screen for your viewing pleasure in WAITING IN THE SUMMER!


Waiting in the Summer will debut on digital platforms starting this month with a subtitled DVD to follow later in the year.


About Sentai Filmworks:
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like High School of the Dead, Towanoquon, Samurai Girls, Guin Saga, Needless and Angel Beats as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies and Appleseed. 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, Android Market and YouTube.
www.sentai-filmworks.com (http://www.sentai-filmworks.com/)

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WTK
01-06-12, 11:56 AM
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SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES
“INU X BOKU S.S.”



HOUSTON, January 6, 2012— Sentai Filmworks takes a supernaturally tinged twist as the company unveils its most recent acquisition, the supernaturally charged suspense drama INU X BOKU S.S. Based on the hit manga of the same name by Cocoa Fujiwara (DEAR), the 12 episode mystical drama marks episodic director and storyboard artist Naokatsu Tsuda’s (Level E, Squid Girl, Bento,) first turn as a series director, supported by series composition from Saizo Nemoto (Towa no Quon, Tokyo Majin 2) and character designs adapted from Fujiwara’s originals by Haruko Iizuka (Sisters Of Welber.)

Torn between the desire to live on her own and a crippling fear of being alone and unprotected, Shirakiin Ririchiyo’s dream of independence had long seemed impossible and she seemed doomed to the life of a secluded shut-in. Until, that is, she arrived at the mysterious mansion known as Ayakashi Kan, where every potential resident must pass a strict series of tests before being allowed into the Haven. The drawback to this private Eden, however, is that every resident must also have a personal Secret Service agent accompanying them at all times, a restriction that Ririchiyo initially fights… until she begins to suspect that the agent assigned to her, Soushi Miketsukami, may be far more than he appears to be. Could the “guardian angel” looking over Ririchiyo’s shoulder be more than just foxy looking and actually a fox spirit? As it turns out, that’s not the only mystery that needs to be solved! Get ready for supernatural sleuthing and spirited suspense as the most secretive secret service of all unleashes a whole series of stunning surprises in INU X BOKU S.S.!

INU X BOKU S.S. will debut on digital platforms and television starting in early 2012 to be followed by DVD and Blu-Ray later in the year.


About Sentai Filmworks:
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like High School of the Dead, Towanoquon, Samurai Girls, Guin Saga, Needless and Angel Beats as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies and Appleseed. 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, Android Market and YouTube.
www.sentai-filmworks.com (http://www.sentai-filmworks.com/)


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WTK
01-10-12, 04:51 PM
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES
“FAMILIAR OF ZERO F”


HOUSTON, January 10, 2012 — Sentai Filmworks waves its magic wandand announces the acquisition of yet another eagerly awaited new anime series: FAMILIAR OF ZERO F. Continuing the story introduced in the previous hit anime and manga series created by Noboru Yamaguchi, Yamaguchi himself handles the series composition, with director Yoshiaki Iwasaki (Best Student Council, Love Hina, Hayate the Combat Butler) taking charge of the new 13 episode series, while Eiji Usatsuka’s original character designs are adapted once again by Masahiro Fujii (DREAM EATER MERRY, HAYATE THE COMBAT BUTLER.)

Get ready to join spell challenged Louise Françoise le Blanc de la Vallière, whose luck with magic is so poor that she’s earned the nickname “Zero,” and Saito Chevalier de Hiraga, the unfortunate human Louise accidentally summoned while attempting to conjure up a familiar, in a set of mystifyingly mystical misadventures so mind-boggling mayhem prone that even the experienced staff of the Tristain Academy of Magic will end up wondering if they could possibly be real! Will a girl as non-enchanting as Louise and a normal human male be up to the challenges ahead of them? Let’s just say that sometimes even a Zero can be a hero and hope that the F in the title doesn’t refer to Louise’s grade point average! Prepare to be mesmerized by spectacularly supernatural silliness and spellbinding adventure and romance as the girl who can’t do anything right invokes the FAMILIAR OF ZERO F

FAMILIAR OF ZERO F will soon be available digitally through many outlets. A home video release on subtitled DVD will be scheduled for later this year.

About Sentai Filmworks:
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like High School of the Dead, Towanoquon, Samurai Girls, Guin Saga, Needless and Angel Beats as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies and Appleseed. 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, Android Market and YouTube.

www.sentai-filmworks.com (http://www.sentai-filmworks.com/)

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Letitgokaboom
01-11-12, 08:01 AM
Do you think they might also license the 2nd and 3rd season's? I liked the first one but I wouldn't buy this one because of the missed story.

Ash Ketchum
01-11-12, 12:01 PM
via PR...

Didn't SOMEDAY'S DREAMERS already come out on DVD from Pioneer a few years ago? Or is this a new series?

WTK
01-11-12, 01:39 PM
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES
“MOTTO TO LOVE Ru”



HOUSTON, January 11, 2012— Sentai Filmworks is pleased to announce the acquisition of MOTTO TO LOVE RU, the sequel series to the company’s previous hit TO LOVE RU. Based as before on the manga by Kintaro Yabuki (BLACK CAT) and Saki Hasemi (MOETAN,) the new 12 episode series is helmed by Atsushi Otsuki, (who directed the final episode of the original series as well as episodes of FULL METAL ALCHEMIST, the second season of WAGNERIA and LADIES VS. BUTLERS,) working from series composition by SLAYERS and VENUS VS. VIRUS vet Yasutomo Yamada, while Yuichi Ouka once again adapts Yabuki’s original character designs for animation.

The insanity that began when a very naked (and very female) alien teleported into Rito Yuki’s bathtub (while he was in it) continues, and even though Princess Lala has finally started to admit her true feelings about the young man she’s inexplicably engaged to marry (as a result of what happened in said bathtub and Develuke customs,) her sometimes erratic technology and the snags and snarls of intergalatic politics and intrigue are still causing major problems. That transporter, for example? Still has the nasty habit of leaving the clothes behind. Those alien bounty hunters? Yep, even more of them and they’re even more devious. Add body switches, alien skunks, a bathroom that changes size and shape, the inevitable sleepover that you just know is going to go horribly, horribly wrong (spoiler: it does,) and worst of all, Valentine’s Day, and even in space you’ll be able to hear Rito scream! Love takes a quantum shift into the wrong gear and the star brakes are broken in the extra-special, extra-crazy extraterrestrial romance to end them all, MOTTO TO LOVE RU – The Complete Collection!

Watch for MOTTO TO LOVE RU on subtitled DVD this spring!


About Sentai Filmworks:
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like High School of the Dead, Towanoquon, Samurai Girls, Guin Saga, Needless and Angel Beats as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies and Appleseed. 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, Android Market and YouTube.

www.sentai-filmworks.com (http://www.sentai-filmworks.com/)

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WTK
01-11-12, 01:40 PM
Do you think they might also license the 2nd and 3rd season's? I liked the first one but I wouldn't buy this one because of the missed story.
I would hope so (same thing can be said for season 1). You can't watch season 4 by itself.

WTK
01-11-12, 01:40 PM
Didn't SOMEDAY'S DREAMERS already come out on DVD from Pioneer a few years ago? Or is this a new series?
This is a license rescue. It was previously released by Geneon/Pioneer.

Letitgokaboom
01-11-12, 03:10 PM
I would hope so (same thing can be said for season 1). You can't watch season 4 by itself. You really think they would pick up season 1 as well even though Funimation just stopped producing them this summer?

WTK
01-11-12, 03:14 PM
You really think they would pick up season 1 as well even though Funimation just stopped producing them this summer?
Season 1 was originally licensed by Geneon USA. FUNimation agreed to distribute the title for Geneon USA. Once the Geneon USA license expired, FUNimation decided not to pick up the series (unspecified reason, but likely related to sales). With season 1 being OOP, the secondary market prices for it isn't quite high.

My rationale is that they should pick up season 1 to 3. Otherwise licensing season 4 would be a waste. Until something more is known, it's a wait and see.

WTK
01-11-12, 03:45 PM
via PR...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MAIDEN JAPAN LICENSES POLYPHONICA CRIMSON S

HOUSTON, January 11, 2012— Entertainment label Maiden Japan has announced the license of the action comedy series POLYPHONICA CRIMSON S. Although based on the same light novel series as a previous POLYPHONICA series created by Ichiro Sakaki, (released in North America by Sentai Filmworks,) CRIMSON S is a newer and completely different series, set at a much earlier timeframe in the franchise chronology. Director Toshimasa Suzuki (HEROIC AGE) heads the all new creative team, while composition of the series is in the capable hands of Kenichi Kanemaki (PRETEAR, HELL GIRL.)

To bring law and order you need police, to make music you need musicians, and to make the former using the latter, you need a Dantist! Ever since he was visited by a mysterious spirit as a boy, Phoron’s wanted to become one of the elite battle bards who watch over the continent of Polyphonica. Yet even though he’s mastered the basic skills for singing the Commandia spells and operating a One-Man Orchestra, he’s been unable to summon the required spirit companion because of a promise he made to that first spirit: to sing only for her. But that silence is shattered and Phoron’s musical meanderings are over when his supernatural partner suddenly returns, intent on finalizing the ’contract’ they made twelve years ago! Which would be great except for one thing: she’s not just any spirit, but the dreaded Corticarte, the Crimson Annihilator! But what the heck, sometimes you just have to grit your teeth and duet! Get ready for a musical partnership with more than its share of discord and a distinctly martial beat in POLYPHONICA CRIMSON S!

POLYPHONICA CRIMSON S will soon be available through many digital outlets, with a home video release on subtitled DVD in spring 2012.


About Maiden Japan:
Maiden Japan is a new and upcoming distributor of Japanese animation in North America, with a rapidly growing roster of releases that includes such hot new titles as GLASS MAIDEN, HIMAWARI!, RAY and PAPILLON ROSE. A sister company to live action Shock film specialist Switchblade Pictures (ATTACK GIRLS SWIM TEAM VS. THE UNDEAD, ZOMBIE HUNTER RIKA, SIREN), Maiden Japan’s digital product offerings may be found at iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Zune Marketplace, Anime Network, Playstation Network and YouTube.

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.

WTK
01-12-12, 10:24 AM
via Media Blasters Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=224411630975431&set=a.224411587642102.54447.134953719921223&type=3)

Cover art was posted for Fushigi Yugi Season 1 boxset (http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/395769_224411630975431_134953719921223_501039_770555035_n.jpg) coming sometime in April (http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.224411587642102.54447.134953719921223&type=1).

WTK
01-16-12, 04:26 PM
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES
“ANOTHER”


HOUSTON, January 16, 2012— Sentai Filmworks is ghoulishly pleased to announce the acquisition of ANOTHER, the eagerly awaited new anime series that dares to ask the question: What do you do when your classmate’s school locker is a locker in the morgue? Based on the hit novel by Yukito Ayatsuji, the 12 episode series joins the manga, written by Ayatsuji and illustrated by MELANCHOLOY OF HARUHI SUZIMIYA’s Noizi Ito, and the forthcoming live action feature film (due Summer 2012) as part of the latest hit horror franchise to erupt from Japan. Tsutomu Mizushima (BLOOD C, KOBATO, XXXHOLIC) directs from series composition by Ryo Higaki (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=58898) (MORIBITO-GUARDIAN OF THE SPIRIT) while Yuriko Ishii (Persona – Trinity Soul) adapts Ito’s original character designs for animation.

Mei Misaki was cute, athletic and one of the most popular girls in her school. Why should a little thing like death change that? Now, 23 years after Mei’s mysterious demise, a new transfer student discovers that not only is his school’s student body one corpse short of a full roster, but that some secrets never leave high school. And what’s more, all of this may somehow be tied into his own family past. What is the secret and how does it all connect? And even if Kouichi does figure it out, will that knowledge help save him? As the school bells toll a deadly dirge and students begin to die, things that were never properly buried come back to haunt the high school of the damned in ANOTHER!


ANOTHER will soon be available digitally through multiple outlets, with a home video release on DVD and Blu-Ray scheduled for later this year.


About Sentai Filmworks:
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like High School of the Dead, Towanoquon, Samurai Girls, Guin Saga, Needless and Angel Beats as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies and Appleseed. 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, Android Market and YouTube.
www.sentai-filmworks.com (http://www.sentai-filmworks.com/)

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WTK
01-16-12, 08:39 PM
via ANN (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-01-16/smore-entertainment-adds-galaxy-express-tv-anime)
S'more Entertainment Adds Galaxy Express 999 TV Anime
posted on 2012-01-16 21:30 EST

1st U.S. subbed DVD release planned for Leiji Matsumoto (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=3138), Rintaro (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=2617)'s space opera classic

Arny Schorr, owner of the North American anime distributor S'more Entertainment (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/company.php?id=10551), confirmed on Monday that his company acquired the Galaxy Express 999 (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=1361) television series from Toei Animation (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/company.php?id=145). The classic 1978-1981 television series from director Rintaro (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=2617) adapts Leiji Matsumoto (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=3138)'s space opera manga of the same name. S'more Entertainment is planning the first American DVD release for the series with English subtitles, but the release date has not be been set yet.

The story follows Tetsuro, a young orphan, as he travels through the galaxy on a space-train accompanied by a mysterious woman named Maetel in the hopes of obtaining a cybernetic body. The train stops at many planets along the way, often leading to adventures for the two.

Crunchyroll (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/company.php?id=7606), Funimation (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/company.php?id=6515), Hulu (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/company.php?id=6901) have been streaming (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-01-09/crunchyroll-site-simulcasts-shugo-chara-doki-anime) the television anime series outside Japan since 2009. The original manga also inspired a 1979 film that Viz (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/company.php?id=4552) once licensed in North America along with its sequel Adieu Galaxy Express 999 (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=508). Discotek (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/company.php?id=10279) released (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-07-27/discotek-adds-2-galaxy-express-999-films-project-a-ko) the first Galaxy Express 999 film on DVD in North America last year.

When asked if he would license more anime, Schorr said, "We'll see how it goes. The DVD business is pretty much [going down], and we picked [another anime (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-01-16/smore-entertainment-adds-bobobo-bo-bo-bobo-on-u.s-dvd), Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=3085),] up because it was unique and it was broadcast, and yet nobody's done complete releases."

big e
01-17-12, 01:20 PM
^ All I can say is, WOW. I never thought the Galaxy Express 999 TV series would ever be released here on DVD. Hopefully it sells well enough for S'more Entertainment to license some other classic gems (maybe the Harlock TV series).

WTK
01-17-12, 04:06 PM
via PR...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES
“LISTEN TO ME, GIRLS. I AM YOUR FATHER!”


HOUSTON, January 17, 2012— Sentai Filmworks has announced the licensing of LISTEN TO ME, GIRLS. I AM YOUR FATHER!, the wild new anime series that takes the classic sit-com premise of ‘a bachelor being forced to adopt three young children and discovering a whole new outlook on life’ and turns it completely on its head! Based on the series of novels by Tomohiro Matsu and the subsequent manga series illustrated by Yuka Nakajima, the 12 episode series is directed by Itsuro Kawasaki (LICENSED BY ROYALTY, RENTAL MAGICA, ARC THE LAD,) while series composition is handled by veteran Naruhisa Arakawa (STEEL ANGEL KURUMI, DNANGEL, BLUE SEED) while key animator Takashi Mamezuka (INFINITE STRATOS, EDEN OF THE EAST,) takes up the task of adapting Nakajima’s original designs.

Whoever said little girls grow up in the most delightful ways wasn’t Yuta Segawa! He wasn’t happy when his sister married a man who already had two children. But given that Yuri raised Yuta by herself after their own parents’ deaths, what kind of brother would Yuta be if he didn’t take in their THREE children when Yuri and her husband Shingo’s plane disappears? Of course, the fact that Yuta’s only a nineteen year old college student, living in a tiny apartment, and the fact that he’s now living with three GIRLS, two of whom aren’t related by blood and one of whom is only five years younger than he is, is bound to cause some issues. Especially when the eldest girl, Sora, is harboring a secret crush on him and would be quite happy if Yuta’s social life revolved around the ‘family,’ while middle sister Miu is starting to make noises about ‘older men’ as well. And did we mention that it’s a really, REALLY small apartment? Add the girl Yuta actually likes, Raika, as a smoldering fuse and the question isn’t IF Yuta’s home sweet home is a powderkeg, but rather one of when and how often! Some family ties bind, others may need restraining orders in LISTEN TO ME, GIRLS. I AM YOUR FATHER!

LISTEN TO ME, GIRLS. I AM YOUR FATHER! will be available digitally through multiple outlets, with a home video release on subtitled DVD scheduled for later this year.

About Sentai Filmworks:
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like High School of the Dead, Towanoquon, Samurai Girls, Guin Saga, Needless and Angel Beats as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies and Appleseed. 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, Android Market and YouTube.

www.sentai-filmworks.com (http://www.sentai-filmworks.com/)
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WTK
01-17-12, 04:09 PM
^ All I can say is, WOW. I never thought the Galaxy Express 999 TV series would ever be released here on DVD. Hopefully it sells well enough for S'more Entertainment to license some other classic gems (maybe the Harlock TV series).
It was pretty surprising to me too. I'm curious how the Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo will turn out in March. From there, we may learn the quality of their anime releases.

WTK
01-18-12, 05:09 PM
via FUNimation.com (http://www.funimation.com/rojas/blog/funimation-entertainment-acquires-high-school-dxd/1894811)
FUNimation Entertainment Acquires High School DxD

Flower Mound, TX – January 18, 2012 – FUNimation Entertainment announced today that it has acquired the broadcast, home video, merchandising, mobile and streaming rights to the anime series, High School DxD. The anime is based on the Japanese light novel series by Ichiei Ishibumi. FUNimation plans to release the series on DVD and Blu-ray. FUNimation will simulcast the series on Mondays at 4pm CT.

Series synopsis:
Issei Hyodo is your average perverted high school student whose one wish in life is to have his own harem, but he’s got to be one of the unluckiest guys around. He goes on his first date with a girl only to get brutally attacked and killed when it turns out the girl is really a vicious fallen angel. To top it all off, he’s later reincarnated as a devil by his gorgeous senpai who tells him that she is also a devil and now his master! One thing’s for sure, his peaceful days are over. In a battle between devils and angels, who will win?

Visit www.funimation.com/high-school-dxd for more information.

WTK
01-19-12, 10:51 PM
Discotek Media has licensed Locke the Superman.

via Discotek Media Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=345256225503478&set=a.196378827057886.55668.147168055312297&type=1&ref=nf) | ANN entry (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=780) | previously licensed by Central Park Media (only released on VHS)

WTK
01-20-12, 06:58 PM
Discotek Media has licensed The Venus Wars.

via Discotek Media Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=345899005439200&set=a.196378827057886.55668.147168055312297&type=1) | previously licensed by Central Park Media
This will be a remastered anamorphic transfer

English dub, English sub, Japanese language

WTK
01-24-12, 07:05 PM
via PR (http://nisamerica.com/nart/pbombs/2012/202/Anime%20PressRelease_Daily_Lives_Boys_20120124pb.pdf)
For Immediate Release

DAILY LIVES OF HIGH SCHOOL BOYS ACQUIRED BY NIS AMERICA FOR A NORTH AMERICAN RETAIL RELEASE!

Santa Ana, CA (January 24, 2012) – NIS America is proud to announce the acquisition of Daily Lives of High School Boys (working title; Japanese title: Danshi Kokosei no Nichijo), a slice-of-life comedy detailing, literally, the daily lives of high school boys, for a North American retail release. The title was originally created by Yasunobu Yamauchi and is currently available on SQUARE ENIX ―GANGAN ONLINE‖ in Japan. The anime version of Daily Lives of High School Boys is produced by SUNRISE. NIS America will release the retail version of Daily Lives of High School Boys in its fan-favorite sturdy premium packaging...

WTK
01-28-12, 01:09 PM
via FUNimation.com (http://www.funimation.com/rojas/blog/funimation-acquires-additional-rights-to-haganai/2081021)
FUNimation Acquires Additional Rights to Haganai

Flower Mound, TX – January 28, 2012 - FUNimation Entertainment announced today at Ohayocon that it has acquired the broadcast, home entertainment, merchandising, mobile and streaming rights to the anime series, HAGANAI (Boku wa Tomodachi Ga Sukunai). FUNimation plans to release the HAGANAI series on DVD and Blu-ray. Watch full episodes on www.funimation.com (http://www.funimation.com/).

Series synopsis:
Kodaka Hasegawa has just transferred to St. Chronica's Academy and he's having a hard time making friends. With his naturally blond hair and fierce looking eyes, people constantly mistake him for a delinquent. One day, he runs into his bad-tempered loner of a classmate, Yozora, while she's talking to her imaginary friend, Tomo. Since neither of them have any friends, they decide to form a club and start recruiting some. Little by little, lonely classmates join their club to learn how to build friendships through cooking together, playing games, and other group activities. But, with so many misfits, will the club members really be able to get along?

Additional information may be found at: http://www.funimation.com/haganai

TheBigDave
01-28-12, 07:19 PM
FUNimation Entertainment announced today at Ohayocon that it has acquired the broadcast, home entertainment, merchandising, mobile and streaming rights to the anime series, HAGANAI (Boku wa Tomodachi Ga Sukunai).

Nice pick-up for Funi. This was a pretty good School/Comedy/Harem-type show. They didn't stray too far from the usual formula, but it was one of the better ones. I'll probably grab the Blu when it comes out.

dugan
01-28-12, 07:24 PM
Discotek Media has licensed The Venus Wars.

I really hope Arion is next. Same team as Venus Wars, but a much better movie.

RayChuang
01-29-12, 12:02 PM
I really hope Arion is next. Same team as Venus Wars, but a much better movie.

If someone is willing to bring over the Arion animated feature, I would be really surprised because that title is not well-known outside of Japan.

Interestingly, that movie came out the same year as Hayao Miyazaki's Castle in the Sky, a landmark movie for anime if there ever was one.

dugan
01-29-12, 04:40 PM
If someone is willing to bring over the Arion animated feature, I would be really surprised because that title is not well-known outside of Japan.

I don't know, I think a story about a hero who slays one Greek god every ten minutes should have a preexisting audience by now (God of War fans).

Interestingly, that movie came out the same year as Hayao Miyazaki's Castle in the Sky

They also had the same score composer.

WTK
01-30-12, 04:46 PM
via PR...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES
“PSYCHIC SQUAD”



HOUSTON, January 30, 2012— Sentai Filmworks is glad to announce its license of PSYCHIC SQUAD (Zettai Karin Children) where, once upon a time, there were three little girls – who were all considered national security risks and a danger to the human race! The 52 episode series is based on a manga by Takashi Shiina (Ghost Sweeper Mikami) with direction by Keiichiro Kawaguchi (Hayate the Combat Butler, Nyankoi) and music by Kotaro Nakagawa (Code Geass, Inu x Boku SS).

They’re cute, adorable and three of the most powerful Espers the world has ever seen: Kaoru, the brash psychokinetic who can move objects with her mind; Shiho, the sarcastic and dark natured psychometric able to pick thoughts from people’s minds and read the pasts of inanimate objects like a book; and Aoi, the most collected and rational of the three, who has the ability to teleport herself and the others at will. So what to do with these potential psychic monsters in the making? Enter B.A.B.E.L., the Base of Backing ESP Laboratory, where hopefully “The Children” and others like them can become part of the answer to an increasing wave of psychic evolution. It’s a win-win solution… Unless you’re Koichi Minamoto, the overworked young man stuck with the unenviable task of field commanding a team of three pre-teen girls! Will Koichi survive the experience? Will the PLANET survive the experience? Find out as the girls get meta-physical in PSYCHIC SQUAD!


PSYCHIC SQUAD will soon be available digitally through multiple outlets, with a home video release on subtitled DVD scheduled for later this year.

About Sentai Filmworks:
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like High School of the Dead, Towanoquon, Samurai Girls, Guin Saga, Needless and Angel Beats as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies and Appleseed. 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, Android Market and YouTube.
www.sentai-filmworks.com (http://www.sentai-filmworks.com/)

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WTK
02-01-12, 05:13 PM
via PR...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES
“GET BACKERS”


HOUSTON, February 1, 2012— Sentai Filmworks proudly announces the licensing of the fan-favorite GET BACKERS,the anime where anything that’s been taken can be returned to its rightful owner by the Get Backers – Ban & Ginji. The 49 episode series was produced by STUDIO DEEN (Hell Girl, Rurouni Kenshin) with series composition by Akemi Omode (Rurouni Kenshin, Kyo Kara Maoh!) and character designs by Atsuko Nkajima (Hakuoki, You’re Under Arrest).

Whether it’s a favorite stuffed animal, a priceless painting or even your last shred of hope, if someone’s taken it from you, Ban and Ginji will get it back. They’re the Get Backers, an expert “recovery” service. And they’ll retrieve what’s been stolen, no matter what it is or who took it. Of course, with Ban’s special “Evil Eye” and Ginji’s lightning strike capability, they’ve got a head start on the crooks. No job is too big, no job is too small. At least not until they pay off their tab at the local coffee shop. It’s 49 episodes of non-stop action. It’s the Get Backers Complete Collection – don’t let anyone take yours!


GET BACKERS will soon be available digitally through multiple outlets, with a home video release on bilingual DVD scheduled for later this year.

About Sentai Filmworks:
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like High School of the Dead, Towanoquon, Samurai Girls, Guin Saga, Needless and Angel Beats as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies and Appleseed. 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, Android Market and YouTube.

www.sentai-filmworks.com (http://www.sentai-filmworks.com/)

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WTK
02-02-12, 02:20 PM
via FUNimation.com (http://www.funimation.com/rojas/blog/funimation-entertainment-acquires-rights-to-pretear/2142181)
FUNimation Entertainment Acquires Rights to Pretear

Flower Mound, TX – February 2, 2012 - FUNimation Entertainment announced today that it has acquired the broadcast, home entertainment, merchandising, and streaming rights to the complete 13 episode anime series, Pretear.

Series synopsis:

A sixteen year old girl is struggling to adjust to a new step-family when seven guys appear on the scene revealing that she possesses a special magical power. Shying away from the strange group, she later joins them when a monster places her friend’s life in jeopardy. Without training, she must prove herself capable to take up the sacred duty of the Pretear. They must resolve their differences and work together to defeat the evil princess intent on destruction.

Additional information may be found at: http://www.funimation.com/pretear

chrisc31
02-02-12, 04:40 PM
via FUNimation.com (http://www.funimation.com/rojas/blog/funimation-entertainment-acquires-rights-to-pretear/2142181)

FUNimation Entertainment Acquires Rights to Pretear

Flower Mound, TX – February 2, 2012 - FUNimation Entertainment announced today that it has acquired the broadcast, home entertainment, merchandising, and streaming rights to the complete 13 episode anime series, Pretear.

Series synopsis:

A sixteen year old girl is struggling to adjust to a new step-family when seven guys appear on the scene revealing that she possesses a special magical power. Shying away from the strange group, she later joins them when a monster places her friend’s life in jeopardy. Without training, she must prove herself capable to take up the sacred duty of the Pretear. They must resolve their differences and work together to defeat the evil princess intent on destruction.

Additional information may be found at: http://www.funimation.com/pretear

hmmm... Toei Animation did the Animation and Junichi SATO was the original creator. Is this a hint that something big is going to be licensed?

WTK
02-03-12, 02:52 PM
via PR...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES
“THE BOOK OF BANTORRA”

HOUSTON, February 3, 2012— Sentai Filmworks is glad to announce its licensing of THE BOOK OF BANTORRA, the action-packed anime where the story of your life is a book - literally! Based on the light novels written by Ishio Yamagata and illustrated by Shigeki Maeshima, the 27 episode series is directed by Toshiya Shinohara (Black Butler, Inuyasha movies) with character designs by Masaki Yamada (Tiger & Bunny, Appleseed: Ex Machina) and music by Yoshihisa Hirano (Death Note, Broken Blade).

In another time and place, on a world of pain and sorrow, when someone dies, their soul doesn’t go to Heaven or Hell – it becomes a book. A book that reveals the deceased’s innermost secrets… and can be read by anyone. Protecting these priceless treasures is the elite organization known as the Armed Librarians. It’s their job to keep the books and the knowledge within them safe from those who would misuse or destroy them. It’s a tough, dangerous job, so Chief Librarian Hamyuts Maseta recruits only the best and the brightest psychics to join her team of expert fighters. But will they be good enough to stop the fanatics of the Church of Drowning in God’s Grace from wrecking vengeance on the entire world? Only time will tell, but that book hasn’t been written yet. Welcome to the Library of Bantorra, where the past is an open book.


THE BOOK OF BANTORRA will soon be available digitally through multiple outlets, with a home video release on bilingual DVD scheduled for later this year.

About Sentai Filmworks:
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like High School of the Dead, Towanoquon, Samurai Girls, Guin Saga, Needless and Angel Beats as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies and Appleseed. 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, Android Market and YouTube.

www.sentai-filmworks.com (http://www.sentai-filmworks.com/)

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WTK
02-06-12, 01:25 PM
via PR...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES
“PLANZET”

HOUSTON, February 6, 2012 — Sentai Filmworks is pleased to announce its license of PLANZET, a science fiction tale of invasion and human struggle and survival. The creation of writer, director and character designer Jun Awazu, the movie is presented by industry innovator CoMix Wave (5CM Per Second, Hoshizora Kiseki) and has been featured at festivals such as the 14th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival and SIGGRAPH Asia 2010. CGI is directed by Shin Miyahara (Karas: The Prophecy) and music is by Shingo Terasawa with the main theme being sung by Chitose Hajime (Blood+).

In 2047, an unknown, alien life-form descends upon the Earth, destroying all the major cities in one fell swoop. The survivors unite and build a Diffusor to stop the Februus, the invaders the military would later codename the FOS, and a temporary peace is achieved. Jump forward to 2053, the present. PLANZET: The final plan, Plan Zed, to retake Planet Earth. A last, desperate counterattack against the enemy. Hiroshi Akishima, soldier in the Planetary Defense Forces Alliance, would like nothing better than a shot at the aliens responsible for his father’s death six years ago. However, the new offensive requires the Diffusor to be dropped, leaving the entire planet terribly vulnerable once more. Will humanity regain the stars or lose everything in the final, ultimate gamble?


PLANZET will soon be available digitally through multiple outlets, with a home video release on DVD and BD scheduled for later this year.

About Sentai Filmworks:
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like High School of the Dead, Towanoquon, Samurai Girls, Guin Saga, Needless and Angel Beats as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies and Appleseed. 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, Android Market and YouTube.

www.sentai-filmworks.com (http://www.sentai-filmworks.com/)

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