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

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 […]

"Freedom" Blu-ray Boxed Set: It's Not Always Nice. But It's Awesome.

I am sure it caused no small amount of anguish at Bandai Visual when Toshiba threw in the towel on HD DVD, since they had placed an early bet on the format with Freedom, a hard-science-fiction story about a futuristic city on the moon that was released in six hybrid DVD/HD DVD volumes (read my […]

"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 […]

"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 Opens "Freedom" Official Website

Bandai Visual has opened the virtual doors for the Freedom website. The site is dedicated to the six-volume Freedom anime series directed by Shuhei Morita (Kakurenbo – Hide & Seek). The series is set in the 23rd Century on a Lunar colony, and tells a tale of a repressive society and the threat of revolt. […]

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