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Tony Oliver, Kyle Herbert, and Steve Blum to Appear at NY Anime Fest 2008

The New York Anime Festival has announced that Tony Oliver, Kyle Herbert, and Steve Blum will be appearing as Featured Guests at this year’s festival, which runs from September 26-28, 2008, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. The three will be there as part of the English voice cast of […]

SDCC2008: Bandai Entertainment Announces Lucky Star Manga, Talks About Honneamise

Bandai Entertainment representatives Robert Napton and Ken Iyadomi turned out to show off Bandai Entertainment’s big series for 2008. They ran for trailers for Code Geass, Gurren Lagann, Gundam 00, The Gundam SEED Destiny TV Movies Lucky Star. Ghost Slayers Ayashi, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Rocket Girls (well, almost ran it’s trailer – […]

Bandai Entertainment Announces New September Titles Including "Galaxy Angel X"

A number of new DVDs have been announced by Bandai Entertainment for September: * Clamp School Detectives: 9/16/08 – $49.98 * Di Gi Charat Nyo! vol. 9: 9/16/08 – $24.98 * Galaxy Angel X vol. 1: 9/2/08 – $49.98 * Gurren Lagann vol. 3: 9/2/08 – $29.98 * Lucky Star vol. 3: 9/2/08 – $29.98 […]

"Mobile Suit Gundam 00" to Debut on Sci Fi Channel in November 2008

At Bandai Entertainment’s Anime Expo panel, the company reported that Mobile Suit Gundam 00 will premiere on the Sci Fi Channel on November 17, 2008, with two episodes airing per week. It will be the first new Gundam television series to air in the United States since Mobile Suit Gundam Seed. (via Toon Zone member […]

Bandai Entertainment Adds "Hayate the Combat Butler" Anime, TokiKake Manga

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 […]

"Freedom" Vol. 6 Reminds Us Why We Should Reach for the Stars

Bandai Visual’s Freedom certainly lives up to its name, resolutely refusing to settle down in one place for very long. What started off as a grand conspiracy theory sci-fi story set on the Moon turned into a post-apocalyptic wasteland buddy flick by volumes 4 and 5 of the series. With volume 6, Freedom returns to […]

Bandai Entertainment Announces New August Titles Including "Code Geass"

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). […]

Bandai Entertainment Live News from Fanime 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

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?

(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 […]

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