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 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 […]
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 – […]
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 […]
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 […]
Bandai Entertainment is currently holding a panel at Fanime Con 2008. News out of the panel so far follows and will be updated as needed: Code Geass collectors box Aug 5 episodes 1-9. Boxsets will finish by January for season one. Steve Blum to play Ryūdō Yukiatsu in the series Ayakashi Ayashi (Ghost Slayers Ayashi) […]
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.
(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 […]