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

by Ed Liuon July 3, 2008
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"

by SB20xxon June 14, 2008
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

by on May 23, 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

by Ed Liuon May 23, 2008
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?

by SB20xxon May 21, 2008
(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 […]

Bandai Entertainment Announces July Solicitations

by Grant Whiteon May 13, 2008
Bandai Entertainment have announced their forthcoming titles for July 2008. The second volume of Lucky Star will be released on 1st July, available in both standard and limited editions ($29.99/49.99). Also available on 15th July will be a Complete Collection of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya ($59.98). Gurren Lagann SE 01 with OP CD – […]

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

by Ed Liuon May 1, 2008
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

by SB20xxon May 1, 2008
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"

by on April 19, 2008
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"

by SB20xxon April 8, 2008
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: […]