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Old 01-11-12, 01:40 PM
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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.
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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?
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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.
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1st U.S. subbed DVD release planned for Leiji Matsumoto, Rintaro's space opera classic

Arny Schorr, owner of the North American anime distributor S'more Entertainment, confirmed on Monday that his company acquired the Galaxy Express 999 television series from Toei Animation. The classic 1978-1981 television series from director Rintaro adapts Leiji Matsumoto'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, Funimation, Hulu have been streaming the television anime series outside Japan since 2009. The original manga also inspired a 1979 film that Viz once licensed in North America along with its sequel Adieu Galaxy Express 999. Discotek released 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, Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo,] up because it was unique and it was broadcast, and yet nobody's done complete releases."
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^ 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).
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^ 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.
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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.

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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?

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Discotek Media has licensed Locke the Superman.

via Discotek Media Facebook page | ANN entry | previously licensed by Central Park Media (only released on VHS)
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Discotek Media has licensed The Venus Wars.

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This will be a remastered anamorphic transfer

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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.

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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.
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Discotek Media has licensed The Venus Wars.
I really hope Arion is next. Same team as Venus Wars, but a much better movie.
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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?
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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.


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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.

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