Posts Tagged ‘Anime’

Media Blasters Licenses "Great Guardians" and "Queen’s Blade"

by Classic Speedyon November 5, 2009
Today, John Sirabella of Media Blasters announced they have the rights to Ikki Tousen: Great Guardians, the third series in the ecchi martial arts anime series, as well as Queen’s Blade, a similarly ecchi fantasy series based off a combat picture book game. Both series are set to include an English dub, and both Queen’s […]

Media Blasters Announces New February Titles Including "Dairugger"

by Classic Speedyon November 5, 2009
The 1982 mecha anime series Dairugger, which is in the same family as Voltron, makes its R1 DVD debut on 2/23/10 with its first collection, which runs 450 minutes. It’s priced at $34.99 and is sub only. In addition, the following DVDs are expected in February: * Gao-Gai-Gar Season 1 Collection (Litebox): 2/9/10 – 625 […]

"When They Cry: The Complete Series": Absolutely Heart-Stopping Horror

by Karl Olsonon October 20, 2009
A lot of anime try to be scary; and a lot try to do multiple short multi-episode arcs; and a lot try to fuse genres. Some of them even try all those at once. When They Cry is one of the few that succeeds. The story begins in the tiny town of Hinamizawa, deep in […]

Media Blasters Announces New January ’10 Titles Including "Ikki Tousen DD" Vol. 2

by Classic Speedyon October 15, 2009
Media Blasters has provided release dates for the following animated titles: * Blade of the Immortal vol. 3: 1/26/10 – 100 min. – $24.99 * Genshiken 2 vol. 3 w/artbox: 1/19/10 – 100 min. – $34.99 * Huntik vol. 3: 1/12/10 – 175 min. – $16.99 * Ikki Tousen Dragon Destiny vol. 2: 1/26/10 – […]

NYAF2009: Toon Zone Interviews "Soul Eater"’s Laura Bailey & Travis Willingham

by Ed Liuon October 15, 2009
With dozens of titles between them, Laura Bailey and Travis Willingham are clearly battle-scarred veterans of the anime voice acting scene. Both kicked off their careers with parts in Dragon Ball Z, and have gone on to give voice to many of the most popular characters in anime today, with Bailey providing the voice for […]

Out for the Count: "Gankutsuou" Triumphant!

by Jameson October 12, 2009
I always find it fascinating when a piece of art endures longer than its author intended. Conan Doyle never considered his Sherlock Holmes stories masterpieces. It was work for a periodical that took on a life of its own, so much so that when he tried to kill the detective off he was forced to […]

Bandai Entertainment Announces "Hayate the Combat Butler" Part 4

by Classic Speedyon October 8, 2009
The sole new Bandai DVD solicitation for January 2010 is Hayate the Combat Butler Part 4, which is slated for 1/5/10, runs 175 minutes and is priced at $39.98. Additionally, the following titles are delayed to the new dates below: * Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 Part 2: 11/17/09 * Hayate the Combat […]

"Shonen Onmyouji" Vols. 5 & 6: The Absolute End

by Weathermanon September 30, 2009
… It’s done, right? Having spent the first set of episodes on a completely different subject, Shonen Onmyouji in its concluding episodes sends its heroes lurching their way through yet more poorly animated stories that only feebly make ancient Japanese history and mysticism interesting. I don’t mean to imply that Japanese history and mysticism are […]

NYAF2009: Yoshiyuki Tomino Q&A Panel Report

by Ed Liuon September 28, 2009
The New York Anime Festival was a proud host to Yoshiyuki Tomino, the legendary father of the Mobile Suit Gundam anime series, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. On Saturday afternoon, the festival hosted a special Q&A session with Tomino-san, beginning with a highlight reel of his many hit series, starting with Triton of the […]

NYAF2009: Bandai Announces New "Eureka Seven" Coming to DVD and Blu-ray Jan 26, 2010

by Ed Liuon September 26, 2009
At their industry panel at the New York Anime Festival, Bandai announced that Eureka Seven: Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers will be released on DVD and Blu-ray disc on January 26, 2010. Current suggested retail pricing is $24.98 for the DVD and $39.98 for the Blu-ray. Also, check our full Bandai panel report. Return […]