Posts Tagged ‘Bandai’

Bandai Announces "Eureka SeveN" DVD Release Date, Manga

by Ed Liuon January 18, 2006
Bandai Entertainment has announced a release date of April 25 for volume 1 of the Eureka SeveN anime series on DVD. The same announcement also announces plans to release two tie-in manga series and a tie-in soundtrack, as well as possible broadcast on a “premier TV network.”

Ken Iyadomi Named President of Bandai Entertainment

by Zeddon January 13, 2006
Ken Iyadomi has been named President and CEO of Bandai Entertainment, Inc., the company has announced. [Source: Bandai Entertainment]

Richard Kekahuna Joins Producers Guild; "Avenger" Series Gets Anime Legends Status

by Zeddon November 24, 2005
Bandai has announced that Richard Noboru Kekahuna has been accepted into the Producers Guild of America. In addition, the Avenger anime series has changed into Anime Legends status. Osamu Maseba, marketing manager at Bandai Entertainment had this to say: “We’re trying out the $34.98 for an entire series price point to see how well the […]

Bandai Gets "Magical DoReMi" Toy License

by Maxie Zeuson August 11, 2005
Bandai America will serve as master toy licensee for Magical DoReMi, the company announced today. The license grants Bandai America the exclusive rights for a wide range of dolls, playsets and role-play items. The toys are expected to be available in the spring of 2006. Magical DoReMi will premiere on 4Kids TV on Saturday, September […]

Bandai at Anime Expo 2005

by Zeddon July 1, 2005
Bandai has released information on what will be available at their booth at Anime Expo 2005. You can find full information on their corporate site.

"Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex" Wins Major CEN Award

by Zeddon May 11, 2005
Manga Entertainment and Bandai Entertainment’s Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex won the Best Anime DVD award in Canada’s National DVD Award Show, CEN, beating out Sony Pictures’ Tokyo Godfathers and anime competitor ADV Films’ Evangelion: Platinum One and Lady Death: The Motion Picture. Stand Alone Complex Volume Two was also nominated in the […]

Bandai Acquires Namco

by Zeddon May 2, 2005
Bandai Co. has agreed to buy “Pac-Man” designer Namco Ltd. for about 175.3 billion yen ($1.7 billion) in cash and stock to create Japan’s second-largest maker of toys and video-game software. Bandai purchased 6.3 percent of Namco for 10.5 billion yen in cash, according to a joint statement released today. Namco shareholders will receive one […]

TZ at SakuraCon: Bandai Hypes 2005 Releases

by Karl Olsonon April 12, 2005
Bandai outlined its big 2005 releases, including DICE, Please Twins, Hoop Days, Scrapped Princess, Avenger, PLANETES, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, and Eureka 7, at SakuraCon last week. Bandai representatives said that the company plans to make Eureka 7 a general, show-centric franchise similar to .hack. The series is scheduled for a fifty-episode […]

Bandai Licenses "Gundam SEED" Special Editions and "Gundam SEED Destiny"

by Dukeon March 9, 2005
In an interview with MAHQ, Jerry Chu, Marketing Manager of Bandai Entertainment, announced that Bandai has licensed the Special Edition movie trilogy of Mobile Suit Gundam SEED as well as the new sequel series, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny, which is still airing in Japan. While no tentative release date was said, Mr. Chu did […]

Japan Influences U.S. Toy Market; Bandai Leads Cultural Wave

by Zeddon February 7, 2005
PR Newswire talks about the Japanese influence on the American toy industry and Bandai’s role in the cultural wave.