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

by Ed Liuon July 8, 2008
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

by Weathermanon July 5, 2008
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"

by Dr. Daedaluson June 17, 2008
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"

by Dr. Daedaluson June 14, 2008
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

by Weathermanon June 10, 2008
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

by Ed Liuon May 27, 2008
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 Live News from Fanime 2008

by Matt Hazudaon May 23, 2008
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 Visual USA to be Absorbed by Bandai Entertainment

by Ed Liuon May 23, 2008
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?

by Dr. Daedaluson May 21, 2008
(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

by Dr. Daedaluson May 20, 2008
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 […]