1. Where's the Evangelion 3.0 BD? Has a release date been set for N.A.?
I'll take this one as it is the only one I know.
It just came out in Japan in Nov 2012. No way we getting it till 2014 if we are lucky.
And that's just the Japanese theatrical release. I can't even find an announced Japanese Blu-Ray/DVD release date for it yet...
Evangelion movie 3:
- theatrical release date: 2012-11-17
- probably +6 months for Japanese Blu-Ray/DVD release
- probably +more than a year delay to prevent Blu-Ray reverse-importation
ANN listed dates for Evangelion movie 2:
2009-06-27 (Japan theatrical release)
2011-03-29 (USA BD Boxset: Evangelion: 2.22 You Can [Not] Advance)
2011-03-29 (USA DVD Boxset: Evangelion: 2.22 You Can [Not] Advance)
About 1 year and 9 months between them.
If the same will be true for movie 3, you get about 2012-11-17 + 1 year + 9 months ~= August 2014 before Funimation releases it in the USA.
(weird, wikipedia lists 2010-05-26 as 2.22's Japanse Blu-Ray/DVD release date, which is quite long after the theatrical- and quite short before the USA release...)
After revisiting Black Lagoon, I can't imagine why this series isn't already ten seasons long. It's so much fun, and there's so much that could be done in that universe.
Wikipedia explains it quite clearly: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Black_Lagoon_chapters
The manga is only upto volume 9 and seems to be released at a snail's pace in Japan.
(compare to for ex. FMA being 27 volumes on completion)
Not enough unused source manga to work off -> no more new anime. (well, they could of course do a whole "anime original" series, but why risk pissing off your existing fanbase?..)