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Bandai Entertainment Titles to Return to Best Buy?

Millenium Media Services, a joint manufacturing/distribution venture between First Look Studios and Sony DADC, looks to help streamline DVD and Blu-ray products from various companies to Best Buy. In doing this, small companies can form a direct sales relationship with Best Buy that they couldn’t do otherwise. It also reduces the amount of work on […]

FUNimation Announces New September Titles Including "Heat Guy J"

Updated on 6/23/09 September’s FUNimation DVD titles include: * 009-1 Complete Series (Re-issue): 9/15/09 – $29.98 * Big Windup! Oofuri Season 1 Part 2: 9/29/09 – $59.98 * Black Lagoon Complete Collection (Seasons 1 and 2): 9/29/09 – $69.99 * Case Closed Season 2 Box Set (Viridian Collection): 9/15/09 – $34.98 * Dragon Ball Season […]

"Huntik: Secrets and Seekers" Coming to DVD

The Italian animated series Huntik: Secrets and Seekers, which currently airs on TheCW4kids block, is coming to DVD courtesy of AnimeWorks/Media Blasters. Its first volume is slated for a 9/22/09 release and runs 184 minutes on two discs. It’s priced at $16.99. [Source: Amazon.com ]

Media Blasters Licenses "Blade of the Immortal"

The Bee Train anime series Blade of the Immortal, which concerns a samurai who cannot die, has been licensed by Media Blasters. Its first volume is set for a 9/29/09 release date for $29.99. It runs 125 minutes. [Source: Amazon.com ]

"Karin: The Complete Series": Unvampire Show Sires Smiles

A short summary of Karin sounds like something Shake from Aqua Teen Hunger Force might tell Meatwad: “She’s a unvampire! Her bite injects blood in you, and you feel better because of it.” However, from that seemingly silly premise comes a surprisingly endearing romantic comedy. Karin Maaka would seem to be your usual Japanese school […]

Bandai Entertainment Announces New August Titles Including "Sola"

A few new DVDs from Bandai Entertainment are coming in August: * .hack//G.U. Trilogy (Subtitled only): 8/18/09 – 131 min. – $19.98 * Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 1 Part 2: 8/4/09 – 200 min. – $39.98/$49.98 (Special Edition) * Sola Complete Collection (Subtitled only): 8/18/09 – $44.98 [Source: RightStuf ]

"Yu Yu Hakusho": Two Worlds, But One Great Series

Yusuke Urameshi was your average middle school delinquent, getting into fights, slacking off even when not skipping school, and breaking the dress code. His teachers thought him a textbook punk. But one day, to the astonishment of all who knew him, he saved a little boy from a speeding car—and died. But Spirit World—the bureaucracy […]

Media Blasters Announces New August Titles Including "Genshiken 2"

Genshiken 2‘s first volume, previously slated for a June release, now has a release date of 8/25/09. As before, it will run 100 minutes and is priced at $29.99. Ah My Buddha‘s fourth volume (which is the start of Amaenaideyo! Katsu) will be released on 8/18/09 for $29.99, and also runs 100 minutes. Moribito: Guardian […]

"When They Cry": The Devil's in the Delicious Details

Cute kids, isolated mountain village, curses revolving around festivals, and murder. Lots and lots and lots and lots of murder. Sounds like your standard Hollywood slasher flick. Admittedly, When They Cry bears more than a bit of a resemblance to one at first glance. But there’s a difference. When was the last time Hollywood actually […]

Bandai Entertainment Announces New July Titles Including "Hayate the Combat Butler"

The comedy anime Hayate the Combat Butler makes its region 1 DVD debut in a Part 1 collection on 7/21/09 for $39.98. It will only contain Japanese audio and English subtitles, and runs 175 minutes. True Tears, a drama series which was previously licensed by Bandai Visual USA, finally sees a complete collection (Anime Legends) […]

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