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First Impressions of Otakon 2012

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It’s hot. Holy cow it is HOT! Even by our summer standards, it’s hot out and in here. Add in the overflow level crowds already and, well, it’s Otakon. I suppose expecting something else would be naive and heaven knows I haven’t been naive in 15 years, but still, this weather was supposed to have […]

Anime Boston 2012: FUNimation Announces 3 New Streaming , 1 New Home Video Release

FUNimation has announced the acquisition of the streaming rights to three new properties,”Is This a Zombie, season 2″ “Jormungand, season 1 and 2″, and the new Lupin the Third production “Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine”. FUNimation has also acquired the full home video rights to “The Future Diary”.

Anime Boston 2012: Sentai Filmworks/Section 23 Announces 3 New Simulcasts

Sentai Filmworks has announced the acquisition of 3 new series for simulcast: -Phi Brains season 2, original game voice cast -The Kids on the Slope -My Mysterious Girlfriend X Sentai Filmworks has also announced several new releases for August 2012: -The World God Only Knows season 2 (DVD) -Parasite Dolls (DVD) -This Boy can Fight […]

Anime Boston 2012: FUNimation Launches Mobile App

FUNimation has launched their mobile app for both Android and iPhone. The app comes in 3 forms. The free app includes a number of introductory episodes as well as clips and trailers. It will include banner ads and commercials. The one time fee app, $9.99, includes almost all of FUNimation’s available content for viewing, no […]

Katsucon 2012: FUNimation Announces Two New Licenses

FUNimation has announced the acquisition of two new licenses. “Sengoku Basara: The Last Party” movie. Christopher Bevins will be directing. The license includes the full broadcast, home entertainment, mobile and streaming rights to the movie. “Level E” from the creator as “Yu Yu Hakusho”. The license includes the full broadcast, home entertainment and streaming rights, […]

Katsucon 2012: The Experience

Katsucon probably has the prettiest host location for any anime convention I’ve been to. The lobby of of the National Harbor Westin hotel looks out over the river, past the new Wilson bridge and on to the monuments of Washington DC; it’s surprisingly easy to get lost in the beauty of the area. The most […]

"Happiness Is ... Peanuts: Friends Forever": A Very Sad Sack of Episodes

Hey, look! It’s another Peanuts collection! Ahhhh, Peanuts, for those times when you really need a dip into the nostalgia pool. Unfortunately it’s more of a nostalgia kiddie pool than anything else. Friends Forever brings together one 30-minute TV special from 1968, You’re In Love Charlie Brown, and an episode of The Charlie Brown and […]

Anime USA 2011: Every Time We Say...Good Bye.....

So we’ve reached the end of another Con year, and the closing of a book, truth be told. 6 Cons, 4 full weekends, 2 day trips…and the final departure from the Crystal City Hyatt Regency. Starting in 2012 Anime USA will be housed at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC, leaving the Crystal City […]

Otakon 2011: "The Disapperance of Haruhi Suzumiya"

By now I think most everyone is familiar with the world of Haruhi Suzumiya. She’s a young Japanese school girl who just happens to be a demi-god—though she doesn’t know it—who has attracted the attention of an esper (Itsuki Koizumi), a time traveler (Mikuru Asahina), a living, emotionless deus ex machina (Yuki Nagato), and one […]

Otakon 2011: "Trigun: Badlands Rumble": Hello Old Friend

Ahhhh Trigun. Has it really been ten years since you injected the phrase “Love and peace!” into the American anime fan’s dialect? It’s fun sometimes to get a trip back into your memories and feel again a little bit of what it was like when all of this was something new. It can also be […]

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