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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: […]

SakuraCon 2008 Bandai Ent. Panel - Nothing New But Good News

Bandai Entertainment fielded company representative Robert Napton at SakuraCon this year, and while there were no new announcements (other than reconfirming the previously announced Rocket Girls,) there was good news as the trailer reel rolled. First off, they ran the trailer for otaku favorite Lucky Star. Napton noted that while it will not be getting […]

Bandai Buys "Rocket Girls"

Bandai Entertainment has acquired North American rights to the anime series Rocket Girls, the company announced yesterday. The twelve-episode comedy adventure series is about a high school girl who starts by searching for her father on Solomon Island and winds up as an astronaut. The story is by Rika Nakase, whose past credits include Bleach […]

Media Blasters Announces New June Titles Including "Otoboku"

Otoboku, a romantic comedy series about a guy who cross-dresses as a girl to get into an all-girls academy, will see its first volume released on 6/24/08 for $21.99. It runs 125 minutes. In box set news, GaoGaiGar King of Braves will be getting a Premium Box Collection on 6/10/08 for $34.99. It runs 625 […]

Updated: Bandai Entertainment and Kadokawa USA Announce "Lucky Star" Vol. 1

The first volume of Lucky Star, the 2007 anime comedy series from Kyoto Animation, has been announced by Bandai Entertainment and Kadokawa Pictures USA. It will be released on 5/6/08 for $29.98 (regular edition) or $64.98 (limited edition w/artbox). It runs 100 minutes. [Source: RightStuf ] Update: The 24-episode series about a high school girl […]

Bandai Entertainment Announces New May Titles Including "Galaxy Angel S"

Galaxy Angel S, a 25 minute special, will be released on 5/6/08 for the low price of $9.98. Superior Defender Gundam Force will be getting an Anime Legends complete collection on 5/20/08 for $49.98. Finally, a few further volumes of the following are all expected on 5/20/08: * Di Gi Charat Nyo! vol. 7: 100 […]

Media Blasters Announces New May Titles Including "Beast King GoLion"

Media Blasters will debut Beast King GoLion (aka Voltron) vol. 1 on 5/27/08 for $34.99. It runs 396 minutes. In collection news, both Kirameki Project and Mirage of Blaze will be getting complete collections. Kirameki will be released on 5/6/08 for $19.99, and Blaze will be released on 5/20/08 for $34.99. In addition, volume 2 […]

"Dragonball Z": The Past and the Future Collide in the Present

Back when FUNimation started dubbing Dragonball Z in-house, they soon realized that the franchise was popular enough to support additional releases. Soon after, they put out two specials, The History of Trunks and Bardock: The Father of Goku. Now, these ancient releases have come back in remastered form. In The History of Trunks, we get […]

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