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Bandai Visual USA to be Absorbed by Bandai Entertainment

Bandai Namco Holdings has announced a merger between its two American video/audio content subsidiaries starting on July 1, 2008. Bandai Entertainment and Bandai Visual USA will be combined and the Bandai Visual USA brand and company will be liquidated. The combination is expected to be complete by September.

"Gurren Lagann" To Air on Sci-Fi in July?

(Updated 5/21/08) Talks are currently being held to air Gurren Lagann on Sci-Fi Channel’s Ani-Monday block starting on 7/28/08 at 11 PM/10c. Bandai Entertainment producer Toshifumi Yoshida and Hiroe Tsukamoto of Aniplex are currently working an accelerated schedule to debut the new dub in time. The dub is being handled by Bang Zoom. [Source: Sci […]

Media Blasters Announces New August Titles Including "GaoGaiGar" Collection 2

A few complete collections have been announced by Media Blasters for August releases: * Beast King GoLion Set 2: 425 min. – $34.99 – 8/12/08 * GaoGaiGar Premium Box Collection 2: 600 min. – $34.99 – 8/19/08 * Gokusen TV Collection (re-issue): 325 min. – $19.99 – 8/5/08 New volumes in August include: * Kujibiki […]

Bandai Entertainment Announces July Solicitations

Bandai Entertainment have announced their forthcoming titles for July 2008. The second volume of Lucky Star will be released on 1st July, available in both standard and limited editions ($29.99/49.99). Also available on 15th July will be a Complete Collection of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya ($59.98). Gurren Lagann SE 01 with OP CD – […]

"Freedom" Vols. 1-5: Freedom Isn't Free. In Fact, It's Pretty Damn Expensive

If you were to ask me for the best places to find a solid, entertaining, and intelligently written hard science fiction series, an extended advertisement for the 35th anniversary of Nissin’s Cup Noodles would not end up anywhere on the list. However, the fact remains that Freedom, an animated mini-series from Japan, had its origins […]

Bandai Entertainment Announces "Gurren Lagann" Vol. 1

Coming very quickly after the announcement that Bandai Entertainment had the rights to Gurren Lagann (previously it was licensed by ADV Films), Bandai announced a volume 1 release date. On 7/8/08, the first volume will be available in both regular editions ($29.98) and special editions ($39.98), which come with a CD. It will be sub […]

Media Blasters Announces New July Titles Including "Gakuen Heaven" Collection

Gakuen Heaven will be getting a complete collection release on 7/1/08 for $44.99. In addition, the third volumes of both these series have been announced: * Strawberry Panic vol. 3: 125 min. – $22.99 – 7/15/08 * Tweeny Witches vol. 3: 138 min. – $24.99 – 7/22/08 [Source: AAA Anime ]

Bandai Grabs Rights to "Gurren Lagann," "Gundam 00"

Bandai Entertainment has picked up North American rights to Mobile Suit Gundam 00 and Gurren Lagann, the company said yesterday. Bandai will release a subtitled-only version of the series in 2008, with the first volume, containing the first nine episodes slated for release on July 8 for $29.98; the second and third volumes will hit […]

Girls on Film: "Speed Grapher" is Dirty, Disturbing Entertainment.

As much as I enjoy the arts, photography is one art I’ve never been seduced by. So when I realized that Speed Grapher—a Gonzo-produced series recently released in a formidable box set, complete with a bunch of special features and 12-page color information booklets—I can hardly say my adrenaline started pumping. The story takes place […]

Bandai Entertainment Announces New June Titles Including "Aika R-16"

Aika R-16, the fanservice and action-heavy prequel to the original Agent Aika, will be released on 6/3/08 for $29.98. Gundam SEED Destiny TV Movie 1: “The Shattered World” will also see a June release on 6/17/08. It will come in both regular ($29.98) and limited editions ($49.98). More good news for Gundam fans in June: […]

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