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Otakon 2009: Bandai Industry Panel

by Weathermanon July 18, 2009
Bandai did not have any announcements at their panel this year as “Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens” was announced prior to the convention. They did confirm that there will be a theatrical release of the Eureka 7 movie to a total of 432 screens nationwide through Fathom Events on September 24, 2009. They also confirmed a […]

Bandai Entertainment Licenses "Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens"

by Weathermanon July 16, 2009
Kicking off Otakon a little early, Bandai Entertainment has announced the acquisition and immediate release of “Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens”. The show will be released subtitled only starting within a day to both streaming media and DVD. The first episode is currently available for streaming from the official Kannagi website, http://www.nagisamafanclub.com/, and two episodes a […]

Bandai Entertainment Announces New September Titles Including "Escaflowne" Blu-ray

by Dr. Daedaluson July 7, 2009
Escaflowne: The Movie comes to Blu-ray on 9/1/09 for $39.98. Switching gears to the DVD side, the following new titles are expected in September: * Freedom Part 2: 9/1/09 – $24.98 * Hayate The Combat Butler Part 2: 9/1/09 – $39.98 * Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 1 Part 2: 9/16/09 – $39.98/$44.98 (limited edition) […]

Bandai Entertainment Titles to Return to Best Buy?

by Dr. Daedaluson June 30, 2009
Millenium Media Services, a joint manufacturing/distribution venture between First Look Studios and Sony DADC, looks to help streamline DVD and Blu-ray products from various companies to Best Buy. In doing this, small companies can form a direct sales relationship with Best Buy that they couldn’t do otherwise. It also reduces the amount of work on […]

Bandai Entertainment Announces New August Titles Including "Sola"

by Dr. Daedaluson June 3, 2009
A few new DVDs from Bandai Entertainment are coming in August: * .hack//G.U. Trilogy (Subtitled only): 8/18/09 – 131 min. – $19.98 * Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 1 Part 2: 8/4/09 – 200 min. – $39.98/$49.98 (Special Edition) * Sola Complete Collection (Subtitled only): 8/18/09 – $44.98 [Source: RightStuf ]

Bandai Entertainment Announces New July Titles Including "Hayate the Combat Butler"

by Dr. Daedaluson May 7, 2009
The comedy anime Hayate the Combat Butler makes its region 1 DVD debut in a Part 1 collection on 7/21/09 for $39.98. It will only contain Japanese audio and English subtitles, and runs 175 minutes. True Tears, a drama series which was previously licensed by Bandai Visual USA, finally sees a complete collection (Anime Legends) […]

Bandai Delays "Gurren Lagann," "Ghost Slayers Ayashi," "Freedom" DVDs

by Ed Liuon March 31, 2009
New information from a variety of vendors reveal that Bandai Entertainment has pushed back the release dates of several DVDs: Gurren Lagann Part 3 (original release date March 17, 2009, new release date May 5, 2009) Ghost Slayers Ayashi Part 2 (original release date April 7, 2009, new release date May 5, 2009) Freedom DVD […]

Bandai Entertainment Announces New June Titles Including "Kurokami"

by Dr. Daedaluson March 16, 2009
Kurokami: The Animation, a Sunrise production, makes its region 1 DVD debut with a Part 1 collection on 6/16/09 for $39.98. It runs 200 minutes. Sword of the Stranger also debuts on the same day in both DVD ($24.98) and Blu-ray versions ($39.98). Both run 102 minutes. Finally, Eureka Seven will be getting complete collection […]

Bandai Entertainment Licenses "Lucky Star" OAV

by Dr. Daedaluson February 28, 2009
At Wondercon 2009, Bandai Entertainment announced they have licensed the Lucky Star OAV. Released in 2008, the 42-minute episode consists of short vignettes starring the characters from the TV series. [Source: Anime News Network ]

"Akira" Blu-ray: Still Da Bomb After Two Decades

by Dr. Daedaluson February 24, 2009
I’ll never forget the first time I saw the 1988 animated feature film Akira. It was Saturday morning on the Sci-Fi Channel, back in the ’90s when that was their timeslot for Japanese anime. While I had somewhat enjoyed my samplings of anime to that point, Akira really impressed and intrigued me. Here was a […]