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Anime Boston 2013: Aniplex USA Announces "Blue Exorcist" On Blu-ray, "Sword Art Online" For Toonami

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At its industry panel on Friday, Aniplex of America announced that it is bringing the shonen action series Blue Exorcist to Blu-ray as well as a new DVD release including both an English dub and the Japanese track with English subtitles. The 25-episode series will be released in two parts; part one will be released […]

Anime Boston 2013: Friday is Here!

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So, what’s the first thing you see at Anime Boston 2013?  Bag checks.  I suppose it was only a matter of time, but it’s still sad to see all the same. All things considered it’s not really that big a deal, but it is annoying as this makes getting into the convention take a lot […]

Zenkaikon 2013: John de Lancie Q&A Panel Report

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John de Lancie came to Zenkaikon 2013 and shared a number of interesting stories from his life and career. Among many of his roles are “Q” from various Star Trek series, Colonel Frank Simmons from Stargate SG-1 and most recently the voice of Discord from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. de Lancie was a […]

Zenkaikon 2013: Richard Epcar and Ellyn Stern

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Proving that they are game for a good convention that fits in their schedule no matter where it is, Richard Epcar and Ellyn Stern did a full slate of panels at Zenkaikon 2013, including a discussion centered on Ghost in the Shell, a discussion on their experiences as directors, and Richard’s ever infamous outtakes panel.  […]

Zenkaikon 2013: Sunday.....guuhhhh.....Sunday

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I suppose it’s a mark of a good con when you wake up Sunday morning and want more sleep.  Either than or it mean your roommates get up waaaayyyyy too early and love to chatter.  Or maybe it’s both?  Regardless, Sunday is definitely chilluns time on the con floor as most of the adults are […]

Zenkaikon 2013: Saturday Afternoon Live!

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Goooooooodddd Moooooooorrrrrrrnnnnnnnnniiiiiinnnnnnnnngggggggggggg!!!! …………err…….Aaaaaaafffffffffffttttttttteeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrnnnnnnnnooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!! And hello again from Lancaster County!  It’s a beautiful Saturday morning/afternoon and how am I spending it?  Inside a convention center seeing panels and presentations and guest Q&A’s and all that other good stuff that would probably be better off happening on a cold, wet weekend, but we don’t control the weather…yet.  […]

Zenkaikon 2013: Hello from Dutch (Deutch) Country!

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Yes, it really should be “Deutch” not “Dutch”.  The Amish are actually German, not Dutch.  Regardless, this is still Pennsylvania Dutch country in the end, so hello from Pennsylvania Dutch country, home this year to Zenkaikon.  In specific we’re in the Lancaster County Convention Center and the associated Marriott hotel, which also oddly doubles as […]

Looking Back At Katsucon 2013

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I know that the older you get the more time seems to compress, but wow did Katsucon 19 seem to fly by on President’s Day weekend. The weather was also erratic, but thankfully the Gaylord National is big enough that people don’t have to go outside for anything if they don’t want to. With the […]

Katsucon 2013: “Hellsing” Focus Panel With Crispin Freeman

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On February 16th, Katsucon held a panel dedicated to the action horror anime Hellsing. The event was hosted by FUNimation’s Sarah “Sully” Sullivan and voice actor Crispin Freeman, who had many anecdotes to share about his role as the vampire protagonist Alucard. Regarding how he first got the part, Freeman was working in New York City […]

Katsucon 2013: FUNimation Industry Panel Report

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FUNimation Entertainment’s Conventions Manager Sarah “Sully” Sullivan presented the company’s industry panel at Katsucon Friday night. For a new announcement the voice cast for the English dub of Last Exile -Fam, The Silver Wing- was revealed during the panel, as well as a new trailer for the show. Fam: Jad Saxton Giselle: Leigh Clark Millia: […]

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