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Otakon 2012: Aniplex USA Announces "Durarara!!" Blu-ray Set and More

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At its industry panel on Saturday afternoon, Aniplex of America announced plans for a Blu-ray release for Durarara!!. The show had previously been released on DVD in 2011 and aired on Adult Swim’s Saturday night action block. Two new English castings were announced for Aniplex’s shonen action series Blue Exorcist: Christine Marie Cabanos as Shimei […]

Otakon 2012 Friday Night: The Meltdown Continues

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Well, not so much a meltdown since everything’s pretty much melted already, so the experience outside has been more like swimming through what’s left. By 10 PM the air had the relative quality of lead, and it wasn’t helped much by the smoke from the Orioles’ fireworks show hanging in the air. Otakon Friday generally […]

2nd Impressions of Otakon 2012

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It’s still hot. In fact, it’s hotter. Sweltering in fact. Yeah yeah, Otakon used to always be like this, but it’s been a little rare the last few runs, so a return run isn’t exactly wanted. Neither is rain, but so far it’s been dry in that regard. I feel quite sorry for all the […]

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 […]

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