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"Freedom" Vols. 1-5: Freedom Isn't Free. In Fact, It's Pretty Damn Expensive

If you were to ask me for the best places to find a solid, entertaining, and intelligently written hard science fiction series, an extended advertisement for the 35th anniversary of Nissin’s Cup Noodles would not end up anywhere on the list. However, the fact remains that Freedom, an animated mini-series from Japan, had its origins […]

Bandai Entertainment Announces "Gurren Lagann" Vol. 1

Coming very quickly after the announcement that Bandai Entertainment had the rights to Gurren Lagann (previously it was licensed by ADV Films), Bandai announced a volume 1 release date. On 7/8/08, the first volume will be available in both regular editions ($29.98) and special editions ($39.98), which come with a CD. It will be sub […]

Bandai Grabs Rights to "Gurren Lagann," "Gundam 00"

Bandai Entertainment has picked up North American rights to Mobile Suit Gundam 00 and Gurren Lagann, the company said yesterday. Bandai will release a subtitled-only version of the series in 2008, with the first volume, containing the first nine episodes slated for release on July 8 for $29.98; the second and third volumes will hit […]

Bandai Entertainment Announces New June Titles Including "Aika R-16"

Aika R-16, the fanservice and action-heavy prequel to the original Agent Aika, will be released on 6/3/08 for $29.98. Gundam SEED Destiny TV Movie 1: “The Shattered World” will also see a June release on 6/17/08. It will come in both regular ($29.98) and limited editions ($49.98). More good news for Gundam fans in June: […]

SakuraCon 2008 Bandai Ent. Panel - Nothing New But Good News

Bandai Entertainment fielded company representative Robert Napton at SakuraCon this year, and while there were no new announcements (other than reconfirming the previously announced Rocket Girls,) there was good news as the trailer reel rolled. First off, they ran the trailer for otaku favorite Lucky Star. Napton noted that while it will not be getting […]

Bandai Buys "Rocket Girls"

Bandai Entertainment has acquired North American rights to the anime series Rocket Girls, the company announced yesterday. The twelve-episode comedy adventure series is about a high school girl who starts by searching for her father on Solomon Island and winds up as an astronaut. The story is by Rika Nakase, whose past credits include Bleach […]

Updated: Bandai Entertainment and Kadokawa USA Announce "Lucky Star" Vol. 1

The first volume of Lucky Star, the 2007 anime comedy series from Kyoto Animation, has been announced by Bandai Entertainment and Kadokawa Pictures USA. It will be released on 5/6/08 for $29.98 (regular edition) or $64.98 (limited edition w/artbox). It runs 100 minutes. [Source: RightStuf ] Update: The 24-episode series about a high school girl […]

Bandai Entertainment Announces New May Titles Including "Galaxy Angel S"

Galaxy Angel S, a 25 minute special, will be released on 5/6/08 for the low price of $9.98. Superior Defender Gundam Force will be getting an Anime Legends complete collection on 5/20/08 for $49.98. Finally, a few further volumes of the following are all expected on 5/20/08: * Di Gi Charat Nyo! vol. 7: 100 […]

Bandai Visual USA Announces New Hi-Def Title "Yukikaze"

Bandai Visual USA has announced a high-definition remastering of the Japanese OVA Yukikaze, scheduled for release in a 3 Blu-ray disc set on April 8, 2008. The series was produced by Studio GONZO an dfocuses on hotshot pilot Rei Fukai and an interstellar war with the alien race known as JAM. Read the full press […]

Bandai Entertainment Announces New April Titles Including "SEED Destiny Final Plus"

Some new titles have been announced by Bandai Entertainment for April 2008. Most notably, numerous series are being re-released in Anime Legends complete collection form, all on 4/1/08: * Dan Doh! Complete Collection: 650 min. – $49.98 * Magical Meo Meow Taruto Complete Collection: 300 min. – $39.98 * Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam Collection 1: […]

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