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Tony Oliver, Kyle Herbert, and Steve Blum to Appear at NY Anime Fest 2008

The New York Anime Festival has announced that Tony Oliver, Kyle Herbert, and Steve Blum will be appearing as Featured Guests at this year’s festival, which runs from September 26-28, 2008, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. The three will be there as part of the English voice cast of […]

SDCC2008: Bandai Entertainment Announces Lucky Star Manga, Talks About Honneamise

Bandai Entertainment representatives Robert Napton and Ken Iyadomi turned out to show off Bandai Entertainment’s big series for 2008. They ran for trailers for Code Geass, Gurren Lagann, Gundam 00, The Gundam SEED Destiny TV Movies Lucky Star. Ghost Slayers Ayashi, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Rocket Girls (well, almost ran it’s trailer – […]

Media Blasters Announces New October Titles Including "Magical Witch Punie-Chan"

Magical Witch Punie-chan (also known as Dai Mahou Touge), will be released on 10/21/08 for $24.99. It runs 120 minutes. Also debuting in October is Nighthead Genesis, which will have its first volume on 10/28/08 for $21.99. It runs 125 minutes. In terms of collections, Kashimashi will be getting a complete collection on 10/14/08 for […]

Bandai Entertainment Announces New September Titles Including "Galaxy Angel X"

A number of new DVDs have been announced by Bandai Entertainment for September: * Clamp School Detectives: 9/16/08 – $49.98 * Di Gi Charat Nyo! vol. 9: 9/16/08 – $24.98 * Galaxy Angel X vol. 1: 9/2/08 – $49.98 * Gurren Lagann vol. 3: 9/2/08 – $29.98 * Lucky Star vol. 3: 9/2/08 – $29.98 […]

From "Gotham Knight" to Rising Sun: Discovering Anime via Gotham City

Walking into the anime section of your local video store or retailer can be a rather intimidating experience. It’s like walking into the jazz or classical section of the CD section: without a little bit of knowledge, the breadth of the selection and the many similar-sounding names can result in confusion, bewilderment, and a lot […]

Bandai Entertainment Adds "Hayate the Combat Butler" Anime, TokiKake Manga

Bandai Entertainment has acquired the rights to the 52-episode anime television series Hayate the Combat Butler. The story follows a boy named Hayate who serves as a butler, bodyguard, confidante, and more to a girl named Nagi to pay off a 156,804,000-yen (about US$1.4-million) debt. They also announced that they have acquired rights to publish […]

Media Blasters Announces New September Titles Including "Dokuro-Chan"

The recently-licensed anime comedy Dokuro-Chan has a first volume release date of 9/30/08 for $24.99. Two complete collections have also been announced: * Otogi Zoshi Collection 1 – Heian Arc: 9/9/08 – $129.95 * Voltron Vol. 6: 9/30/08 – $34.99 Finally, further volumes of the following are expected: * Strawberry Panic vol. 4: 9/2/08 – […]

Bandai Entertainment Announces New August Titles Including "Code Geass"

A release date has been set for the mecha anime series Code Geass. Vol. 1 and 2 both come out on 8/5/08 for $24.98 each. Bandai will also be releasing a first set (titled Part 1) for $39.98, which is also available with an artbox and extras such as an OST and Sound Drama ($74.99). […]

Media Blasters Licenses Dokuro-chan

According to a posting today by Media Blasters’ John Sirabella, the company has acquired the rights to Dokuro-chan, an eight episode series based on a light novel series. A comedy series, Beating Angel Dokuro-chan centers on the life of Sakurak Kusakabe after Dokuro-chan, an angel from the future sent to assassinate him so he does […]

"Baldr Force EXE:" The World is Virtual, the Suck is Real

The first five minutes or so of Baldr Force EXE are clever, tense, fast-paced, and tremendously effective. Four members of a police force known as FLAK have been dropped into a virtual reality world, embodying themselves in giant, heavily armed robot mechs to investigate a mysterious mass murder. The team is ambushed and exterminated by […]

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