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Media Blasters Downsizes; Releases Still Planned

Media Blasters, the New York-based DVD company which releases anime through its Anime Works label, announced Tuesday that it has laid off 60% of its workforce, leaving five or six employees. John Sirabella, the CEO of Media Blasters, said they still anticipate releasing the DVDs/Blu-rays they had planned, including the first season of Squid Girl. […]

Media Blasters Announces New November Titles Including "Bakuman"

Bakuman, a comedy series from J.C. Staff about two high school students who want to become manga artists, comes to DVD on 11/29/11 for $24.99. Its first part (running 175 minutes) will contain both English and Japanese languages. Additionally, Squid Girl‘s second half comes out on 11/15/11 for $24.99, with a 150 minute running time. […]

Media Blasters Announces New October Titles Including "Twelve Kingdoms" Part 2

Two new Media Blasters anime titles are slated for October: * Ikki Tousen: Great Guardians Part 2 (DVD): 10/25/11 – 150 min. – $29.99 * Twelve Kingdoms Part 2 (Blu-ray): 10/11/11 – 475 min. – $59.99 [Source: Right Stuf ]

Media Blasters Licenses "Squid Girl"

The comedy anime series Squid Girl (aka Shinryaku!? Ika Musume) has been licensed by Media Blasters. The first half of the Diomedea-animated series comes to DVD on 9/27/11 for $24.99. It will contain both English and Japanese languages, and Part 1 features the first six episodes (150 minutes). In other Media Blasters news, Queen’s Blade‘s […]

Media Blasters Announces New May Titles Including "MazinKaiser SKL"

Media Blasters has licensed MazinKaiser SKL, a new OAV based on the long-running mecha series by Go Nagai. Its sub-only DVD comes out on 5/31/11 for $19.98 and runs 75 minutes. Additionally, the second season of fanservice fantasy series Queen’s Blade comes to DVD on 5/24/11. Its first half (running 150 minutes) will contain an […]

Media Blasters Announces New March Titles Including "Kanokon" Collection

Three new Media Blasters anime DVDs are slated for March 2011: * Genshiken Complete Collection: 3/1/11 – 675 min. – $49.96 * Kanokon Complete Series: 3/22/11 – 300 min. – $29.98 * Loveless Vocal Collection (now includes English dub): 3/29/11 – 300 min. – $19.98 [Source: Right Stuf ]

"Moribito" Coming to Blu-ray

Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit, a fantasy series from Production I.G. which finished its DVD run in 2009, comes to Blu-ray on 2/22/11. The first half of the series (325 min. worth) will be released for $49.99. As with the singles, it is bilingual. In other Media Blasters news, the delayed Ikki Tousen: Dragon Destiny […]

"Kanokon" Complete Series Coming Soon; Singles Cancelled

Media Blasters announced via Twitter that they will be releasing a complete collection of the anime comedy Kanokon, and are canceling volumes 2 and 3 because of this. Volumes 2 and 3 were originally scheduled for midway through 2010, but kept getting delayed. The Media Blasters rep said the complete collection would be a lower […]

"Voltron: Fleet of Doom" Blu-Ray Release Delayed (UPDATED New Release Date)

In a follow-up article, Tvshowsondvd.com has reported the Blu-Ray release of Voltron: Fleet of Doom has been delayed. No word from Media Blasters on when they’ll have a new release date. UPDATE September 7th: Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Media Blasters placed a new release date for the Blu-Ray release of Voltron: Fleet of Doom. The Blu-Ray […]

Media Blasters Delays Numerous Titles Including "Queen's Blade" Collection

Queen’s Blade‘s second volume, originally scheduled for September, has been pushed back to 10/26/10. Additionally, the following titles are delayed with no new release date yet: * Kanokon vols. 2 & 3 * Queen’s Blade vol. 3 & collection (DVD and Blu-ray) * Voltron: Fleet of Doom Blu-ray [Source: Mania.com ]

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