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Otakon 2012: Viz Media Panel Report

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison July 30, 2012
Viz Media’s industry panel was hosted by Eric Eberhardt, Marketing Manager for Weekly Shonen Jmp Alpha and ShonenJump.com writer Urian Brown. The pair began by promoting Viz’s upcoming 24-hour, subscription-based channel Neon Alley, which will include weekly premieres of dubbed and uncut anime. In mid-July, the channel’s platform was confirmed to be the Playstation 3 […]

Otakon 2012: Sentai Filmworks Announces “Grave of the Fireflies” Blu-ray and More

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison July 29, 2012
At its industry panel on Sunday morning, Sentai Filmworks’ David Williams announced that the company had acquired the rights to release the Studio Ghibli’s 1988 film Grave of the Fireflies on Blu-ray. Directed by Isao Takahata, the film is an adaptation of a semi-autobiographical novel by Akiyuki Nosaka that depicts the struggle of two Japanese […]

Otakon 2012: NIS America Announces “Umineko: When They Cry”, Talks English Localization

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison July 29, 2012
NIS America’s industry panel on Saturday morning was hosted by PR and Marketing Coordinator Ryan Philips, anime producer Mitsu Hiraoka, and localization director Eugene Chen. The company had one brand new title to announce, the 2009 mystery series Umineko: When They Cry. It is based on a visual novel done by 07th Expansion, the creators […]

Otakon2012: PR: FUNimation Entertainment Announces Multiple Acquisitions at Otakon

by Grant Whiteon July 28, 2012
FUNimation Entertainment Announces Multiple Acquisitions at Otakon Flower Mound, TX -July 28, 2012- FUNimation Entertainment announced today at Otakon that it has acquired the streaming, broadcast, home entertainment, video on demand and pay-per-view and DTO/DTR rights to the complete anime OAV series, Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar. This spin-off series takes place roughly 15 years […]

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 […]

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 […]

More Details on New Miyazaki Movie

by Maxie Zeuson July 23, 2012
According to Animation Magazine, Hayao Miyazaki’s new movie will be based on the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the designer of the iconic Zero fighter plane, among other military aircraft. The magazine cites tweets by animators Osamu Kobayashi and Takashi Hashimoto. The new film is expected to be released in late 2013.

PR: Right Stuf’s Lucky Penny Announces “Ristorante Paradiso” Coming to DVD November 6, 2012

by Ed Liuon July 18, 2012
RIGHT STUF’S LUCKY PENNY ENT. Announces DVD Release of RISTORANTE PARADISO Complete series available as a Litebox-style DVD set on Nov. 6, 2012 (click to enlarge) GRIMES, Iowa, July 18, 2012 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and its Lucky Penny Entertainment label are pleased to announce the RISTORANTE PARADISO Complete Series DVD set […]

PR: Nozomi Entertainment Announces “Maria Watches Over Us, Season 2: Printemps: Coming Nov 6, 2012

by Ed Liuon July 18, 2012
NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT Announces MARIA WATCHES OVER US, Season 2: Printemps Complete second season available as Litebox-style DVD set on Nov. 6, 2012 (click to enlarge) GRIMES, Iowa, July 18, 2012 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and its Nozomi Entertainment division are pleased to announce the MARIA WATCHES OVER US, Season 2: Printemps […]

PR: Section23 Films Announces October 2012 Slate

by Ed Liuon July 12, 2012
SECTION23 FILMS ANNOUNCES OCTOBER SLATE UN-GO Available on October 30th HOUSTON, July 11, 2012 – Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its October slate of releases; including the complete collection of UN-GO. The eagerly awaited new series from Fuji TV’s prestigious noitaminA animation block and mega animation studio BONES, UN-GO will be released on […]