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Otakon 2012: Kodansha Comics USA Launches iPhone App

by Weathermanon July 30, 2012
At its industry panel on Sunday morning, Kodansha Comics USA announced the launch of its new app for the iPhone. The app will be available starting on 7/30/2012. Initial titles available include the following: Arisa by Natsumi Ando Cage of Eden by Yoshinobu Yamada Fairy Tail by Hiro Mashima Mardock Scramble by Tow Ubukata Until the Full […]
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Otakon 2012: FUNimation Announces Acquisitions: "One Piece", "Yamato Resurrection", "Akira"

by Weathermanon July 28, 2012
During its industry panel at Otakon 2012 Saturday afternoon, FUNimation announced acquisitions for many different anime titles. Firstly, FUNimation picked up Tenchi Muyo: War on Geminar. They also plan to release the television anime Tenchi Universe and Tenchi in Tokyo in the near future. Home video rights were also announced for three anime digitally distributed […]

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

by Weathermanon July 28, 2012
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 […]
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Otakon 2012 Friday Night: The Meltdown Continues

by Weathermanon July 28, 2012
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 […]

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2nd Impressions of Otakon 2012

by Weathermanon July 27, 2012
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 […]
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First Impressions of Otakon 2012

by Weathermanon July 27, 2012
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

by Weathermanon April 7, 2012
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

by Weathermanon April 7, 2012
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

by Weathermanon April 6, 2012
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

by Weathermanon February 18, 2012
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, […]