Anime News

Posted by: stargates

Anime News - 12/26/08 01:09 PM

For anyone following Funimations aquisitions here's the latest ones from their site:

12/22/08 Ikki Tousen (13 eps)
12/23/08 Gad Guard
12/24/08 Vandread (26 eps)
12/25/08 Nabari No Ou
12/26/08 Last Exile

Talk about going full steam ahead. Wonder what's next.


Posted by: GreenGel

Re: Anime News - 12/26/08 01:52 PM

Very happy about Last Exile. I haven't seen it, but I've noticed the RightStuf stock of the box sets has been dwindling and I don't have the money to spend on buying one right now. A new release will be welcomed.

I'm hoping Funimation will start announcing that they are picking up the sequel series/seasons to some of the Geneon shows they got, like Familiar of Zero and Shakugan no Shana.
Posted by: Risami

Re: Anime News - 12/26/08 03:01 PM

i'm hoping they licence a show i like from this yr at least frown
maybe they will rescue more geneon titles later in the future too.
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: Anime News - 12/26/08 04:12 PM

I would assume so. I'm really looking forward to Gad Guard coming out in a more affordable thinpak. Already have the Geneon releases of Ikki Tousen and Last Exile.
Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: Anime News - 12/26/08 05:08 PM

So far I've been pretty unimpressed with Funi's announcements. Only one of them has been one that is mostly surprising though if the rumor mill is true they are building up something huge.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 12/26/08 06:26 PM

While i like that Funi has gotten several of these titles back in circulation again, will this affect their release schedule for the spring? Spring is sheduled to have shows like Gunslinger Girl season2 and others coming out. I'm wondering if the time they put into these new releases will trickle down and affect their previous release timetable and push things back several months.

Also these new releases they are able to put up on their Funi-channel (if they want) without any worry of liscenseing problems that might come up.
Posted by: long time lurker

Re: Anime News - 12/26/08 06:48 PM

God, if GSGII never got released it would be too soon. I LOVE the first GSG, I LOVE the manga, but what they did to GSGII I can just not stand. They absolutely destroyed it.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 12/26/08 07:04 PM

I've only seen the first two or three eps so i don't know how the story plays out. But i agree, the animation was somewhat...lacking.
Posted by: long time lurker

Re: Anime News - 12/26/08 07:20 PM

The character designs, wile quiet different, are not really what I hate the most about it. The personalities are completely changed, the details in the art work are non-existent, and it just seemed like each episode was far less thought out then in the first season. I only made it 5 episodes into the 2nd one.

Yes, you can argue that the story is closer to the manga. And I would agree with that fact. The first season concentrated on the girls and the story as to why they existed really took a back seat. Because of that I don't know if they felt it necessary to present the story the way they did for the 2nd season or if there was another reason for it. But it just felt so wrong the way they tried to play "catch up" with the story.
Posted by: WhtHawk

Re: Anime News - 12/26/08 09:22 PM

For those wondering, FUNimation has posted subtitled copies of the first two episodes on their beta version video player.

As for the rest, there is less detail, but since it is set well after the original, I would have been upset if the character designs hadn't matured as well.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 12/27/08 10:55 AM

12/27/08 - Oh! edo Rocket! is the latest title to get on the list.

Oh! i think i'll pass on this one.


Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: Anime News - 12/27/08 12:07 PM

Eh, I don't know.... kind of sounds like a very weird hybrid but it could be slightly entertaining. Plus the writer also did Gurren Lagann so that's gotta add some credibility to it.
Posted by: Risami

Re: Anime News - 12/27/08 08:03 PM

i wish funimation was the only company ;_; i love how they pack there thinpacks its just so awsome do you think they did a rescue on fate/stay night cause its pack very similier like peach girl/negima o_o
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: Anime News - 12/27/08 10:05 PM

Funi as the only company? I think I'd rather it not be that way. While no doubt they've become the #1 licensor in the biz, it would really be bad for the consumers if they were the only anime company. We need as many different companies licensing and selling anime as we can. We need a ADV Films (now if only they'd stop stripping extras out of their box sets), we need a Bandai (but not their crazy prices), we need Viz, we need Funimation, We certainly need another company like Pioneer/Geneon, heck we even need Media Blasters and RightStuf/Nozomi Entertainment. Only thing we don't need as far as anime licensors go are companies like 4Kids Entertainment.
Posted by: WhtHawk

Re: Anime News - 12/27/08 11:37 PM

As much as I personally dislike what I am about to argue...

We need companies like 4Kids Entertainment. Let's start by looking at Dragon Ball Z who's initial dub drug FUNimation's name through the mud. Sadly, it was the only way to get the show on the air. Since then, the dub has become closer and closer to the original product until un-cut releases were eventually sold. This is a problem which could easily be fixed with a change in leadership.

Personally, I would have liked to see more DVD releases from 4Kids.
Posted by: Risami

Re: Anime News - 12/27/08 11:50 PM

well what i like about funimation is there awsome prices on boxsets smile
Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: Anime News - 12/28/08 02:20 AM

For those who haven't heard yet, the latest funi license is Gankutsuou: Count of Monte Cristo (cheap plug, I know)
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 12/28/08 11:59 AM

This is one title that i origianlly wanted to try but never got to. I've heard nothing bad on this one so i'll have to put it on the list with the other upcoming Funi releases: GSG 2,RomeoxJuliet,Strain.
Posted by: ArinaTlover

Re: Anime News - 12/28/08 01:11 PM

Yeah I me too I tried it on my Psp it was ausome and recently they have made a manga out of it.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 12/28/08 06:23 PM

Seems like a bunch of retreads to me.
Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: Anime News - 12/28/08 07:58 PM

I'd like to say that they're doing this on purpose so that when they finally announce Eva 1.0 (rumor! Don't quote me on that as fact!) it'll be that much bigger of a deal after that many lame warm ups.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: Anime News - 12/28/08 11:45 PM

I wouldn't say they are all lame warm ups, Ikki Tousen certainly was. The rest were either stuff I already had, hadn't heard of, or just wasn't really interested in.
Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: Anime News - 12/28/08 11:47 PM

Yeah, I wasn't being entirely serious with the phrase 'lame warm ups'. It was mostly just indicating the the titles as a whole are far less exciting than one might've been expecting or hoping initially.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: Anime News - 12/28/08 11:52 PM

Fair enough then, I can't say I had any expectations with these announcements anyways. I'm still for the most part 5 to 7 years behind the rest of the anime world so I wouldn't know what would really be worth getting excited about anyways.
Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: Anime News - 12/29/08 12:36 AM

Now that's what I'm talkin about!

Funimation licenses Slayers Revolution!

That right there is something to possibly get excited about.
Posted by: Risami

Re: Anime News - 12/29/08 12:56 AM

yes something to look forward to i have one item out of all those now smile slayers revolution rules! thats probably the only thing i buy out of the 10 list not unless they licence sumthing else thats good
Posted by: Nambu Hakase

Re: Anime News - 12/29/08 05:02 AM

This is a stupid question...will they use the dub work already existing or redo all of it?
Posted by: otakuden

Re: Anime News - 12/29/08 07:44 AM

so nice to know i'm not interested in any of those :P
FUNimation, my wallet thanx thee ^_-
Posted by: otakuden

Re: Anime News - 12/29/08 07:49 AM

Originally Posted By: Otaku Review
So far I've been pretty unimpressed with Funi's announcements. Only one of them has been one that is mostly surprising though if the rumor mill is true they are building up something huge.


yeah. that pretty much sums up my current feelings. though if they have snagged something pretty impressive, i am looking forward to hearing what it is and it better be impressive. i love it when there is a huge buildup...and then bam, it's only something average.
Posted by: otakuden

Re: Anime News - 12/29/08 07:51 AM

Originally Posted By: WhtHawk
As much as I personally dislike what I am about to argue...

We need companies like 4Kids Entertainment. Let's start by looking at Dragon Ball Z who's initial dub drug FUNimation's name through the mud. Sadly, it was the only way to get the show on the air. Since then, the dub has become closer and closer to the original product until un-cut releases were eventually sold. This is a problem which could easily be fixed with a change in leadership.

Personally, I would have liked to see more DVD releases from 4Kids.


um... NO!!! O_O

and not a very solid argument. 4Kids and all those need not apply, ever, to the anime world ever again. they've actually done far more damage to the anime market, audience, and licensing than any miniscule amount of good.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 12/29/08 11:16 AM

Originally Posted By: Nambu Hakase
This is a stupid question...will they use the dub work already existing or redo all of it?


They will most likely use the already existing dubs for the license rescues.
Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: Anime News - 12/29/08 12:48 PM

Originally Posted By: Nambu Hakase
This is a stupid question...will they use the dub work already existing or redo all of it?


I assume you mean the dub track for Slayers and in this case there is no dub track. Slayers Revolution premiered just this past fall in Japan and concludes with the second half starting next month. This will be the first time that anyone other than CPM has handled the Slayers franchise so it will be curious to see what happens.

Btw, the rumor mill for the final two announcements seem to be betting on Soul Eater and Eva 1.0 being the last two to be revealed.
Posted by: WhtHawk

Re: Anime News - 12/29/08 01:13 PM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
Originally Posted By: WhtHawk
As much as I personally dislike what I am about to argue...
...
Personally, I would have liked to see more DVD releases from 4Kids.


um... NO!!! O_O

and not a very solid argument. 4Kids and all those need not apply, ever, to the anime world ever again. they've actually done far more damage to the anime market, audience, and licensing than any miniscule amount of good.

I don't see them changing; they're in far too deep to be saved by anything but an extensive restructuring. I still want some DVDs for some of their properties.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 12/29/08 09:39 PM

Originally Posted By: otakuden
though if they have snagged something pretty impressive, i am looking forward to hearing what it is and it better be impressive. i love it when there is a huge buildup...and then bam, it's only something average.


Though i think that we're all feeling that way now. To get the fans all worked up for the newest title release like this i hope that they really do have something good that the fans have been waiting for. Then again you really can't please everyone...
Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: Anime News - 12/30/08 12:16 AM

Tonight's announcement: Gungrave

Wow... that's really disappointing. Only one left and I hope it's huge.
Posted by: ZARAKI11

Re: Anime News - 12/30/08 02:32 AM

Hey Otaku Review, this is off the topic, but I finally got a chance to look at your anime review site. I must say I really enjoyed looking at it. I'll make sure to keep checking it on a regular basis now. Anyways, keep up the good work. I really do enjoy your insight on anime.
Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: Anime News - 12/30/08 02:44 AM

Ah shucks, now you're just gonna embarrass me lol

Thanks for the good words ^_^
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 12/30/08 10:41 AM

What do you guys think that the new title will be that will WOW everyone from Funi?
Posted by: Risami

Re: Anime News - 12/30/08 11:33 AM

I have a feeling it might be something related to evangelion dunno what though
Posted by: Risami

Re: Anime News - 12/31/08 12:17 AM

i guess its shampoo champloo whatever u spell it disapointed
only thing i will get out of the list is slayers revolution
Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: Anime News - 12/31/08 12:54 AM

Wow, this has been a very disappointing line up announcement. Funimation announced on their twitter tonight that another announcement will be coming on the first but it's hard to imagine that many people still care any more than usual.
Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: Anime News - 12/31/08 12:43 PM

Funi just announced Soul Eater
Posted by: Risami

Re: Anime News - 12/31/08 12:59 PM

soul eater everybody says omg watch soul eater but i'm like its boring frown now i'm wondering if i should buy it and watch it how good is it?
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: Anime News - 12/31/08 01:19 PM

Wow, this thread seems really depressing. For real, any news of an anime surviving for more ppl to watch should be good news, not bad. So why do you seem unimpressed Otaku Review?
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 12/31/08 02:55 PM

All the releases that have come out so far i either have or not interested in (just yet). If the new release is something with Evangeleon, for me that would be...eh. Hopefully this will be a new title and not another rescue.
Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: Anime News - 12/31/08 03:20 PM

Originally Posted By: Alpha_Zeon
Wow, this thread seems really depressing. For real, any news of an anime surviving for more ppl to watch should be good news, not bad. So why do you seem unimpressed Otaku Review?


Oh, I'm certainly not disapointed that more anime is going to be released. That is always good news of course. Funimation has used this format over the last couple of years to announce some pretty big titles heading into the new year but this year almost every title was one that I had already pretty much assumed they would get at some point (i.e. all of the former Geneon titles). None of those titles were really that surprising so to have them built up that much did seem a little disproportionate.

Slayers R, Oh! Edo and Soul Eater are three titles worth getting a little excited about at least but 3 out of 10 isn't a great ratio. It's not that big of a deal though, just didn't live up to hype/expectation.

Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: Anime News - 12/31/08 06:17 PM

And there's Evangelion 1.0: You Are [Not] Alone. Alright, still isn't great but it will be fun to see Funi handle a longer series like Soul Eater and I actually haven't seen Evangelion 1.0 but I'm actually excited to use this opportunity to give the series another chance. I hear that the next three films of the series change the storyline a little so I'm hoping that maybe that means they made Shinji likable this time.

Now I'm a little more excited.
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: Anime News - 01/02/09 01:34 PM

LOL laugh I'm crying right now smile.
Posted by: ZARAKI11

Re: Anime News - 01/02/09 05:05 PM

Really interested to see How Evangelion 1.0: You Are [Not] Alone will be and how it will affect the anime. Anyways, I'm excited about this.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: Anime News - 01/02/09 09:13 PM

I'm excited about almost all the announcements. Except for the few Geneon titles I already own from the list I'm really looking forward to getting the Funi releases of them. Several are expensive/hard to find so it will be nice to get a new release and get them in my collection.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 01/03/09 06:14 PM

Of all the so-called resecues that funimation has announced Vandred, Samurai Champloo, Last Exile-why bother? I already have the originial releases so it doesn't mean squat. There's a new series out from Manglobe (the studio behind the afore mentioned Samurai Champloo) called Michiko to Hatchin-very interesting series judging from the 2 episodes I've seen so far.
Posted by: WhtHawk

Re: Anime News - 01/03/09 09:52 PM

Why not? Samurai Champloo only spent ~13 months on the market as a DVD set, and was a reasonably popular series. The title's production is already complete so it is a very short line between license and profit.

The others are good titles, and also come pre-packaged.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 01/03/09 10:18 PM

Originally Posted By: zrdb
Of all the so-called resecues that funimation has announced Vandred, Samurai Champloo, Last Exile-why bother? I already have the originial releases so it doesn't mean squat. There's a new series out from Manglobe (the studio behind the afore mentioned Samurai Champloo) called Michiko to Hatchin-very interesting series judging from the 2 episodes I've seen so far.


Don't forget about newer anime fans that don't have them in their collections yet. This would be good for them by having them reliscenced and keeping them in circulation for easy purchase. Though i have to agree that it would have been nice to see new titles come out.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: Anime News - 01/04/09 08:23 PM

I am very happy with the licensing announcements on several titles. While I already own Gungrave, I don't really mind that Funi is going to re-release it. And as for Samurai Champloo, I couldn't be happier. Getting a Geneon box set would cost me about $200 for the series at most stores, so a new release from Funi will save me probably better than half that money.
Posted by: ZARAKI11

Re: Anime News - 01/04/09 08:39 PM

Yeah, the Geneon box set of Samurai Champloo was 200.00. I bought it anyway from Suncoast before I even heard of RightStuf. However, I was lucky, it was half off and with my discount card I got it for only 75 bucks.
Posted by: Chrisc

Re: Anime News - 01/06/09 03:58 PM

Originally Posted By: zrdb
Of all the so-called resecues that funimation has announced Vandred, Samurai Champloo, Last Exile-why bother?


If Last Exile was releast in blu-ray I would buy it again.

Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: Anime News - 01/06/09 06:20 PM

Really, I think Funi might have picked up some of these series for the sake of having more content for the Funimation Channel. And with more content, they could get more cable and satellite systems.
Posted by: Tweeg

Re: Anime News - 01/06/09 08:42 PM

I'm stunned that ADV didn't get hold of Evangelion 1.0. Ever so concerning too as Funimation will no doubt wind up using different voice actors.
Posted by: jason

Re: Anime News - 01/06/09 09:12 PM

I don't care; I just want Evangelion 1.0 in BLU-RAY, LIKE RIGHT NOW! FROM ANYONE! NO DUBB REQUIRED! WITH ALL THE JAPANESE EXTRAS!

I wonder about the choice of picking up things like Last Exile and Gankutsuo.

Mind you, these are great series, but I don't think they really sold well. Concentrate on Evangelion, dammit.
Posted by: WhtHawk

Re: Anime News - 01/06/09 09:41 PM

Originally Posted By: Tweeg
I'm stunned that ADV didn't get hold of Evangelion 1.0. Ever so concerning too as Funimation will no doubt wind up using different voice actors.

Have you heard the original voice actors since then? Shinji's voice actor has lost most of the vocal range necessary to match pitch. Personally, as long as the voice actors do well and resemble the characters, all will be good. Of course, FUNimation has picked up past casts from ADV, such as the cast for Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid

Blu-Ray is a required media to make this release successful.
Posted by: Tweeg

Re: Anime News - 01/06/09 10:46 PM

Voice range, now that's something I never thought about. Sure hope they can find some whiny voiced person as good as Shinji's original voice actor was.

Blu-Ray = Sony's newest product entry in the BetaMax and PSP Video player line
I wouldn't touch it if you paid me to.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Anime News - 01/07/09 07:49 AM

Originally Posted By: Tweeg
Blu-Ray = Sony's newest product entry in the BetaMax and PSP Video player line
I wouldn't touch it if you paid me to.

Aww, you're so misunderstood, aren't you, Bluie?

*hugs Blu-ray*
Posted by: zentropa

Re: Anime News - 01/07/09 10:57 PM

I agree with those that feel Funimation's upcoming releases of more of the Geneon library is a good thing.

Being that I'm badly in need of converting everything over to thinpaks my bookshelf is jumping for joy at the thought of having thinpak versions of Last Exile, Gungrave, Gankutsuou, Samurai Champloo, etc. that I currently have in individual disc form.

Similarly, I'm excited since I'll be able to replace them without having to go on a month-long ramen/kool-aid diet. Overall I think it's a very good thing for those new to anime, those returning to anime after a hiatus (such as myself), those on a tight budget, and those who dabble as several of those sets are ones that I recommend heavily to people who only watch a handful of anime series each year.

At the very least (assuming they will be priced in the $40-70 range) it may help shift more buyers away from HK import releases and get them to buy more licensed domestic releases.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 01/08/09 08:42 PM

Originally Posted By: WhtHawk
Why not? Samurai Champloo only spent ~13 months on the market as a DVD set, and was a reasonably popular series. The title's production is already complete so it is a very short line between license and profit.

T
he others are good titles, and also come pre-packaged.

True enough-but consider this-if you looked in the bargain bin you'd have seen that most of these series-especially Samurai Champloo-sat there for months-that's where I picked up Champloo-it didn't seem to me like that was a very highly sought after title-same for Last Exile and Vandred and especially Gate Keepers.
Posted by: WhtHawk

Re: Anime News - 01/08/09 09:20 PM

I can remember my roommate waiting for 6-8 weeks before receiving his box set of Samurai Champloo. I've personally never like the series enough to pay the $150+ Geneon was asking.
Posted by: zentropa

Re: Anime News - 01/08/09 09:38 PM

Quote:
True enough-but consider this-if you looked in the bargain bin you'd have seen that most of these series-especially Samurai Champloo-sat there for months-that's where I picked up Champloo-it didn't seem to me like that was a very highly sought after title-same for Last Exile and Vandred and especially Gate Keepers.


I'm not sure if citing how well it sold in the bargain bin is necessarily the fairest way to judge a series popularity as there's a lot of factors to keep in mind.

-Anime fans who are price sensitive:
Up until mid-November, Samurai Champloo was still $15 per disc in the bargain bin = $105 for the complete series. If someone won't spend over $40-50, that becomes difficult. Even at $15 per disc, the bargain bin was still pretty much the cheapest price you could find. Last Exile, Vandread, etc. also were fairly pricey to piece together until the November price drop (I believe they were both $8 per disc for 7 and 8 disc sets for sets that probably would have been viridian collection or anime legends if they had been released by a different manufacturer).

-Anime fans who only buy box/collector's sets:
They would pass on bargain bin items and probably wait for the first Champloo box set they could find that wasn't super duper expensive.

-We aren't sure how many DVD's of each volume were available in the bargain bin. Clearancing 500 DVD's takes a lot longer than 50.

-Geneon hasn't actively marketed any anime in over a year and when they were, they never really had aggressive price drops.

-Most of these series are a couple of years old and anime's current mainstream boom is fairly young. Based upon my experiences with niche hobbies, the new movement of fans rarely if ever delves into the past unless it's something that is very readily available to be exposed to.

I guess I just never think it's a bad thing to keep stuff that's really good in print. It often makes me wonder how certain series would be viewed now if they had a $40 box set that appealed to mainstream budgets instead of a $200 box set that realy only reached the hardcore. I'm the type that likes to share my anime with friends (especially the OOP stuff) but I dislike lending anything out that I can't replace.

If a lot of these series get an aggressive marketing push, it would be nice to see them with another chance to pick up a following.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 01/29/09 11:32 AM

Here's some new info off the Funi site on new releases:

*Air: The Movie - 90 minutes - $19.98 - 4/21/09
*Air (TV): Complete Collection - 375 minutes - $49.98 - 4/21/09
*BECK: Complete Collection (Viridian) - 600 minutes - $49.98 - 4/28/09
*Black Lagoon - The Second Barrage: Complete Collection - 300 minutes - $49.98 - 4/14/09
*Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo: Complete Collection - 600 minutes - $69.98 - 4/28/09
*Kanon: Complete Collection - 576 minutes - $69.98 - 4/28/09
*Moonlight Mile: Complete Collection - 290 minutes - $49.98 - 4/21/09
*Project Blue Earth SOS: Complete Collection - 288 minutes - $49.98 - 4/28/09
*Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki: Complete Collectino (Viridian) - 295 minutes - $29.98 - 4/7/09
*Vandread: Complete Collection - 625 minutes - $49.98 - 4/7/09

Kanon finally gets a release date! cool
Posted by: Risami

Re: Anime News - 01/29/09 12:16 PM

yay kanon and air complete collection what i been waiting for smile
speciall since it said the 5th volume is discontinued in most sties and pre order on most smile that makes me day!
Posted by: ZARAKI11

Re: Anime News - 01/29/09 05:01 PM

Yes, I'm definitely going to get the Air Complete Collection.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: Anime News - 01/29/09 06:41 PM

It might be time for me to finish collection Tenchi Muyo: Ryo-Ohki, but I may go for the actual box set since I hear people have had problems with those viridian collections. Looking at the rest well, I already have Vandread, though if I had known Funimation was picking up the license I would have waited to get it. I only know of Air and Kanon because they happened to be done by Kyoto Animation (of Haruhi Suzumiya and Lucky*Star fame) but I don't really know anything about them otherwise. I've just barely heard of BECK, Black Lagoon, and Gankutsuou, and I've never even heard of Moonlight Mile or Project Blue Earth SOS. I'm not saying that there's nothing listed I wouldn't buy, but I'd really have to see some trailers and research things first.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: Anime News - 02/03/09 02:42 PM

Haruhi Suzumiya TV Anime Reportedly to Relaunch in April

If Bandai is smart they'll have this licensed and ready to begin releasing (if it is singles again) before the end of the year.
Posted by: zentropa

Re: Anime News - 02/03/09 03:42 PM

Quote:
I've just barely heard of BECK, Black Lagoon, and Gankutsuou,


I had meant to post on this before but my browser crashed and I never re-typed it.

Beck is one of my favorite series of all time and will probably be close to heart for anyone who played (or wanted to play) in a band in high school. It's more of a coming of age story in the form of a music-themed drama. The director's commentary described the series as "more of a 26 episode indie film than an anime series" and I would tend to agree with that statement. The music is mostly of the alterna-rock variety and is decent (especially when compared to other series where music has at least supposed to have played a prominent theme e.g. Legend of Black Heaven, Aquarian Age, Macross 7, etc.).

Black Lagoon (season 1) is pretty much a pure action shoot em up. While it scratches the surface of some deeper things (trust, free will, etc.) it's mainly an action romp... but a very well done action romp. The Second Barrage supposedly is a lot deeper in its storyline.

Gankutsuou is often heralded/ranked as one of the best anime series of all time. It's a very stylized futuristic adaptation of Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo. It's a solid watch but a bit slow at times and IMO, it suffers a bit if you are very familiar with the novel. Solid, but I felt it was a bit over-rated.

All three have above average dubbed audio if that is of any concern.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: Anime News - 02/03/09 07:55 PM

Originally Posted By: zentropa
All three have above average dubbed audio if that is of any concern.

Actually the only time I've been concerned about the dub audio was after I had heard about Karin having its English dub work handled by a studio out of Singapore. I'm still on the fence about that one, but eh, 'til I can save up a little more money towards that PS3 or 360 I was gonna get last year. I'm probably not going to be buying anything else other than pre-ordering Love Hina and throwing in something else to put my total order over the $49 mark.
Posted by: ZARAKI11

Re: Anime News - 02/03/09 08:15 PM

Originally Posted By: LuckySeven
Haruhi Suzumiya TV Anime Reportedly to Relaunch in April

If Bandai is smart they'll have this licensed and ready to begin releasing (if it is singles again) before the end of the year.


Allright, I can't wait for the next Haruhi season!!! grin
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 02/04/09 03:34 PM

Here's an update from ANN that you might not like to see about Haruhi . Wonder if we'll anything more in the future.
Posted by: ZARAKI11

Re: Anime News - 02/04/09 04:20 PM

What the hell, that can't be true. I hope it's not true. Man, I want another season of Haruhi already or at least a definite debut date.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 02/04/09 05:28 PM

No announcement now. Maybe later? I'm sure if something changes we'll hear about it.
Posted by: ZARAKI11

Re: Anime News - 02/04/09 06:29 PM

Yeah, thanks for keeping me posted on the Haruhi situation.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: Anime News - 02/04/09 08:10 PM

Can't say I'm all that happy about it the update to that news announcement, but if they're smart they'll make a new season/series eventually. I just hope its not too far off into the future.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: Anime News - 02/05/09 06:27 AM

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-02-05/second-nogizaka-haruka-no-himitsu-tv-anime-green-lit

I forget who first mentioned this series (I think it was in one of the threads about what should be licensed) but I do remember then watching the series after hearing about it. I'm glad to see there will be another season, I really enjoyed the first.

As far as Haruhi goes, I would be happy to see more (I love the show) but I have a little bit of fear (as I do with Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu) that it may not live up to the first season. Of course, I have that fear any time I hear about more seasons being added to a show when I enjoyed the ending to the first season.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 02/05/09 09:36 AM

Originally Posted By: GreenGel
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-02-05/second-nogizaka-haruka-no-himitsu-tv-anime-green-lit

I forget who first mentioned this series (I think it was in one of the threads about what should be licensed) but I do remember then watching the series after hearing about it. I'm glad to see there will be another season, I really enjoyed the first.


That was me. Now that there's going to be a second season in the works sounds interesting.Though it would be nice if the first season was liscensed. As with any series, wether the second season is as good as the first remanins to be seen.
Posted by: ZARAKI11

Re: Anime News - 02/05/09 04:48 PM

Originally Posted By: GreenGel
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-02-05/second-nogizaka-haruka-no-himitsu-tv-anime-green-lit

I forget who first mentioned this series (I think it was in one of the threads about what should be licensed) but I do remember then watching the series after hearing about it. I'm glad to see there will be another season, I really enjoyed the first.

As far as Haruhi goes, I would be happy to see more (I love the show) but I have a little bit of fear (as I do with NogizI aka Haruka no Himitsu) that it may not live up to the first season. Of course, I have that fear any time I hear about more seasons being added to a show when I enjoyed the ending to the first season.

I don't think the 2nd season of Haruhi will have any problems living up to the first season because the light novels are real good. I guess the only thing that could bring it down is if the animation is done poorly, but with Kyoto animation animating it, this shouldn't be a problem to.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 02/11/09 06:12 PM

This from ANN

Quote:

FUNimation Announces Directors and Cast for Romeo X Juliet
Feb 11th 2009
"All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players..." -- William Shakespeare

FUNimation Entertainment has announced the directors and cast of the 24-episode romantic action anime series Romeo X Juliet from GDH K.K.

Romeo X Juliet is an epic re-imagining of the Shakespearean classic tragedy. Now set in a dreamlike Verona of the future, the medieval beauty of the original drama is captured by director Fumitoshi Oisaki and produced by Studio Gonzo (Afro Samurai and Witchblade).

Line Producer: Christopher Bevins
ADR Directors: J. Michael Tatum and R Bruce Elliott (in his FUNI directing debut) Script Adaptations: Taliesin Jaffe (and team)

Romeo: Chris Burnett
Juliet: Brina Palencia
Antonio: Maxey Whitehead
Cordelia: Colleen Clinkenbeard
Benvolio: Sean Michael Teague
Conrad: R Bruce Elliott
Francisco: Eric Vale
Curio: Robert McCollum
Mercutio: Christopher Bevins
Amelia: Larissa Wolcott
William: J. Michael Tatum
Hermione: Carrie Savage
Tybalt: Mike McFarland
Lord Montague: Sean Hennigan

FUNimation Entertainment will release all 24 episodes of Romeo X Juliet in two 12 episode season sets in Spring and Summer 2009.


This is one series that i've been waiting for, and can't wait for this one to come out. Way to go Funimation!!!
Posted by: ZARAKI11

Re: Anime News - 02/12/09 03:20 PM

Allright the cast looks awesome. I can't wait for this either.
Posted by: WhtHawk

Re: Anime News - 02/14/09 03:46 PM

Still waiting on a word on Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: Anime News - 02/14/09 08:12 PM

Originally Posted By: WhtHawk
Still waiting on a word on Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino.
It shouldn't be an issue for Funimation to get the original cast back for Il Teatrino. I think the only thing to be concerned with would be any new characters.
Posted by: Chrisc

Re: Anime News - 02/15/09 09:24 AM

Funimation Entertainment Announces Cast of Big Windup

Posted on Ann

Quote:

Hey baseball fans! Major league players report to Spring training camp next week in preparation for the 2009 season and while they do that voice actors report to FUNimation Entertainment studios to record the English dub of Big Windup!

The 26-episode competition anime series from Kodansha Ltd. will be coached (directed) by veteran director Christopher Bevins.

The team roster (cast):

Takaya Abe: Greg Ayres
Ren MIHASHI: Sean Michael Teague
Azusa Hanai: Joel McDonald
Kōsuke Izumi: Chris Burnett
Yūto Sakaeguchi: Aaron Dismuke
Yūichirō Tajima: Todd Haberkorn
Shōji Suyama: Anthony Bowling
Fumiki Mizutani: Jean-Luc Hester
Kazutoshi Oki: Chris Cason
Chiyo Shino'oka: Cherami Leigh
Maria Momoe: Cynthia Cranz
Tsuyoshi Shiga: Chuck Huber
Kyouhei Akimaru: Jason Liebrecht
Shuugo Kanou: Jamie McGonnigal
Atsushi Hatake: Josh Grelle

About Big Windup!
Most guys can't wait for baseball to start. But not Mihashi. For this kid, the crack of the bat is the sound of failure. Every summer he gets caught in a pickle between wanting to stay on the mound and watching his pitches get blasted out of the park. But each spring brings a fresh start, and this year, Mihashi's at a new school with teammates that don't know how bad he used to be. Most importantly, he's got Abe – a real superstar behind the plate. If Mihashi can learn to trust his new catcher, this could be the year he falls in love with the game all over again.

FUNimation Entertainment will release the 26 episode series in two 13-episode sets later this year
Posted by: Chrisc

Re: Anime News - 02/15/09 09:27 AM

Funimation Entertainment Announces 5 new licenses

Anns news

Bamboo Blade
The Tower of Druaga: the Aegis of Uruk
The Tower of Druaga: the Sword of Uruk
Dragonaut - The Resonance
Blassreiter


More will be announced on their new blog http://blog.funimation.com/ this week
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 02/15/09 02:15 PM

Finally some good news on Bamboo Blade. I've been wondering on that one for a while now.

As for Gunslinger Girl seas 2 the last that i heard was that it was coming out in the spring of '09. If there have been any changes i haven't heard any yet.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: Anime News - 02/18/09 01:25 PM

Funimations Adds My Bride Is A Mermaid! Comedy Anime

Since I'm Mr. Out Of The Loop when it comes to what's going on in Japan, I can't say anything other than it looks interesting enough to keep an eye out for.
Posted by: WhtHawk

Re: Anime News - 02/20/09 07:41 PM

Lucky Star 6: LE Canceled

mad I'm not sure that I can express my current feelings in words, much less words suitable for polite conversation.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 02/21/09 05:12 AM

Yeah, i don't like that one either. The reason : confirmed today that Lucky Star LE Vol. 6 is definitely canceled. "It's very regrettable -- the Limited Editions did not perform up to expectations, therefore, we've made the tough decision to eliminate the last volume LE. Just to be clear it has been canceled not delayed. The regular edition will be released as planned, completing the series," said Director of Marketing Robert Napton

I'm suprised that the LE's didn't do that well (so they say).But it's nice to know that vol 6 will be released to complete the series.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 02/21/09 05:23 AM

Two more updates on Funi's new releases

El Cazador de la Bruja

Rin Daughters of Mnemosyne

Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 02/21/09 12:55 PM

Originally Posted By: stargates
I'm surprised that the LE's didn't do that well (so they say).


I'm not surprised! Have you looked at those ridiculous t-shirts, that they offered in the LEs?

I'm surprised that Bandai didn't drop the LEs sooner.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 02/21/09 02:30 PM

As popular as the show was i was suprised that it didn't turn out to be the money maker that they thought it would be. And yes i saw the t-shirts they had.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 02/21/09 09:36 PM

Originally Posted By: stargates
As popular as the show was i was surprised that it didn't turn out to be the money maker that they thought it would be. And yes i saw the t-shirts they had.


It appears that the regular edition sold pretty well. The problem was with the LEs. Usually only the hardcore audience buys them. When most hardcore buyers say that they won't touch those t-shirts with a 10-foot pull and will just go after the REs instead. You know Bandai did something wrong and it's pretty obvious why they canceled the last LE.
Posted by: WhtHawk

Re: Anime News - 02/21/09 09:47 PM

I liked 3 of the 6 shirts; unfortunately, number 6 was one of them.

Other than that, the change in artwork will make my existing set look off. I can only hope they'll release the last CD too.
Posted by: ZARAKI11

Re: Anime News - 02/22/09 01:33 AM

I saw some of your guys past post about Lucky Star and I was just wondering if a Lucky Star Complete Collection will be released. I know it's off topic, but if anyone has info on this matter please let me know. Thank you guys.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: Anime News - 02/22/09 10:30 AM

I assume there will be a complete collection released at some point. As to when I don't have a clue.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 02/22/09 03:04 PM

Originally Posted By: ZARAKI11
I was just wondering if a Lucky Star Complete Collection will be released. I know it's off topic, but if anyone has info on this matter please let me know. Thank you guys.


Eventually! No one will know when until Bandai solicits it.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: Anime News - 02/22/09 03:50 PM

Yeah, I'll probably wait on a box set announcement before I decide to buy this.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 02/22/09 05:20 PM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
Originally Posted By: ZARAKI11
I was just wondering if a Lucky Star Complete Collection will be released. I know it's off topic, but if anyone has info on this matter please let me know. Thank you guys.


Eventually! No one will know when until Bandai solicits it.


True. That seems to be the direction that releases go. Come out in singles then get boxset release 6-8 mos. later.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Anime News - 02/23/09 09:43 AM

The Lucky Star collection is what I've been waiting for. I often opt for limited or special editions, but the T-shirts that get packaged with most releases don't interest me. I do have T-shirts for Kite and Hell Girl, though. They make great sleep shirts. smile
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 02/24/09 07:41 PM

All I can say is that some really excellent fansubs of Mnemosyne have been released and while I'll normally buy dubbed R1 sets (if they are released) I'll pass on this one-but it really is good if you like your anime dark, grusome, bloody, full of sex and drama and some mysticism.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 02/24/09 08:13 PM

Tried Seto no Hanayome and think that i might pass this one by. Maybe i need to try more eps later on but having middle schoolers getting married (to the Mermaid mob no less!) just don't seem right for some reason.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Anime News - 02/25/09 08:17 AM

Originally Posted By: zrdb
All I can say is that some really excellent fansubs of Mnemosyne have been released and while I'll normally buy dubbed R1 sets (if they are released) I'll pass on this one-but it really is good if you like your anime dark, grusome, bloody, full of sex and drama and some mysticism.

I can take or leave the mysticism, but I'm definitely into the other things. smile We discussed this in another thread, but I'll be grabbing this title immediately. I've been waiting for Region 1 releases for Mnemosyne and Monster, and I'm glad they're both finally in the works.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 02/25/09 03:05 PM

Stefanie what are your thoughts on monster?


Finished up Murder Princess which wasn't too bad.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Anime News - 02/25/09 03:56 PM

Monster? I've only seen a few clips of the anime here and there, and I haven't read the manga at all. From what little I've seen, and from what I've read about it (ANN, Mania, Wikipedia, etc.), it could be one of the best series ever. It just seems like the type of thing I'd really like (more of a grown-up drama). Sorry that I don't have a better answer for you.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 02/25/09 04:02 PM

I've read a lot on it and was wondering about it myself.
Posted by: Hikari

Re: Anime News - 02/25/09 05:57 PM

I have read the entire manga of Monster as well as seen the anime (bad girl!) and both are excellent. I'm going to refer to them both interchangeably here because the anime is such a faithful adaptation of the manga, though I admit the manga is my favorite. It is definitely like a "grown up drama". In fact, it is the anime I refer to when I try to explain to people who have never seen anime that the medium is far more than just another "cartoon". In my opinion it ranks right up there with Miyazaki, Shinkai, Watanabe and Kon. It isn't just manga, it is art. In this case, truly artful storytelling with something important to say.

But then again, that's just me and you might totally hate it. laugh
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 02/26/09 08:26 PM

Thanks for the info. I'll put on my "to watch" list and give it a try soon.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 02/27/09 04:00 PM

Here's some news from ANN . Even though it's a spinoff it's nice to finally see something about KG. Now, will the sequel be as good or better than the first?
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 03/04/09 02:55 PM

Here's something for Lucky Star fans. From ANN:

Lucky Star OVA Coming to North America
Mar 2nd 2009
March 2, 2009 (Cypress, CA) – Bandai Entertainment Inc. and Kadokawa Pictures USA announced at Wondercon that the LUCKY STAR OVA would be released in North America.

Based on the manga by Kagami Yoshimizu, Lucky Star has already been adapted to anime as a 24 episode series currently available on DVD from Bandai Entertainment and Kadokawa Pictures USA. The OVA (Original Video Animation) features short anime vignettes of the series characters. Lucky Star's main character is Konata Izumi, a lazy high school girl who isn't interested in anything besides anime and video games.

Though i doubt it'll be on vol6 (which would be nice).
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: Anime News - 03/04/09 05:35 PM

I agree, if they're just announcing at this point that they licensed the OVA, then I have doubts myself that it would be on volume six. Oh well, if its going to be sold stand alone then it will hopefully be cheaper than the individual single volumes. Maybe in the $14.99 to $19.99 area?
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 03/05/09 03:07 PM

While i hope that i does come out in that price range, i'm guessing they will probably put a number of extras on it and put it in the $19.99 - $24.99 range. Regardless of the price i'm sure that they'll get people to buy it (like me).
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 03/16/09 11:10 AM

Dragonball anyone? The reviews are in.
Posted by: Otaku Review

Re: Anime News - 03/16/09 09:58 PM

LOL I read that review this morning and almost bowed in front of my laptop. That review was absolutely brilliant and I WISH that I had that kind of writing talent!
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 03/18/09 04:19 PM

After reading that too i was not really suprised. I can't remmember the last time i've read such a bad review as i did for this. Could it be that the fans were...right?! grin
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: Anime News - 03/18/09 07:04 PM

Great review. Now I'm actually more excited to see this movie, just to enjoy how awful it really is.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Anime News - 03/19/09 10:34 AM

I hope this doesn't hurt anime's image in general or any future live-action anime adaptations that would have the potential of being good.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: Anime News - 03/19/09 12:43 PM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
I hope this doesn't hurt anime's image in general or any future live-action anime adaptations that would have the potential of being good.

I don't think so, people expected Dragonball Evolution to be bad anyways. While it might not be live-action, I think the upcoming Astro Boy might hold more weight with the image of anime.
Posted by: WhtHawk

Re: Anime News - 03/19/09 09:10 PM

I think a more accurate statement would be that anime fans are expecting Dragonball Evolution to be bad. The people who see this as just another cartoon, or a movie which looks neat (a.k.a. the general public) may simply see a bad movie.

I too wish to partake of the train wreck that this movie.

Personally, I see a lot of potential in the Ghost in the Shell movie Spielberg is backing, or the Cowboy Bebop movie which Keanu Reeves has endorsed. While a remake of Bebop makes me nervous because it will be hard to live up to the original, I'm excited to see if either of these projects can show the real depth of the media on top of just box office receipts.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Anime News - 03/20/09 09:37 AM

Originally Posted By: WhtHawk
Personally, I see a lot of potential in the Ghost in the Shell movie Spielberg is backing, or the Cowboy Bebop movie which Keanu Reeves has endorsed. While a remake of Bebop makes me nervous because it will be hard to live up to the original, I'm excited to see if either of these projects can show the real depth of the media on top of just box office receipts.

I think Ghost in the Shell is the type of story that would be able make the transition to a Hollywood film and still be good, given competent treatment. However, some alterations might be necessary to broaden its appeal, which could potentially displease some fans of the anime.

On the other hand, I can't imaging a live-action adaptation (Japanese or American) of Cowboy Bebop being good under any circumstances. Now, it's possible that my reaction could just be a lashing out by crazed fangirl in me who's deeply offended by the mere thought of such a sacrilegious act. But, when I try to look at it objectively, I do think that the limitations of live-action (even with heavy use of CGI) will detract from the overall Bebop feel. Also, the characters are so perfectly cast in the English dub of the anime, that it will be nearly impossible to duplicate that chemistry. And another thing... I certainly don't think of Keanu Reeves when I think of Spike. O.K., now I'm turning fangirl again...

*storms away frustrated, mumbling and waving her hands in the air*
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: Anime News - 03/20/09 10:43 AM

Well if we're talking about taking an anime property and making it into a live-action Hollywood film. I'll stick to my guns and say Gunsmith Cats. Even if it was a carbon copy of the 3 episode OVA series it would come out pretty well. Its one of the few anime/manga series that is fully set in America and truth be told it doesn't feel like anime, it feels like your classic old school action flick. As much as I'd like to see it happen, and it being one of the few I'd be optimistic about being handled correctly, I don't see it ever happening because the series is too low on the radar now for anyone to take notice of it.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 03/20/09 10:27 PM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
I think Ghost in the Shell is the type of story that would be able make the transition to a Hollywood film and still be good, given competent treatment. However, some alterations might be necessary to broaden its appeal, which could potentially displease some fans of the anime.



I,too, think that this is title might work as a live-action film. When you have, not only, an established story, but also an anime that is just as well established (in this case movies and series) and to keep that true to the story in live-action form is hard enough. However, as Stefanie said, alterations are needed to reach more people. How does one make those alterations to the story to reach more and yet stay true at the same time? Something has got to give and that's usually quality.

Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Anime News - 03/23/09 10:31 AM

Yes, that's usually the case; the quality suffers. I can't think of any of my favorite anime titles that have become live-action films (yet), but it's happened with three of my favorite video game titles; Resident Evil, Silent Hill, and Tomb Raider. Of those, Silent Hill did the best job of recreating the feel of the games, but at the cost of confusing anyone who hadn't played the games, and limiting its overall appeal.

At least I got to see Pyramid Head in a live-action film.
smile
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 03/23/09 10:48 AM

For me i didn't think that the first Tomb Raider and Resident Evil were that bad. Haven't seen Silent Hill. As for favorite animes, I have heard that You're Under Arrest had a short live-action run, tho i haven't seen it yet so i can't say how it was.


What did you think of Street Fighter & Mortal Kombat movies?
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Anime News - 03/23/09 01:37 PM

I saw the live-action Mortal Kombat, but not Street Fighter. MK is about as faithful to the game as one could reasonably expect. It isn't great cinema, but it's fun to watch, if you've played the games... and if you like techno music.

I'm aware of some of the Japanese live-action versions of anime titles (YAU, Iria, Princess Princess, etc.), but off the top of my head, Speed Racer is the only anime (with which I'm familar), that has received the Hollywood treatment (and I still haven't seen the movie).

Speaking of Japanese adaptations, has anyone seen the live-action version of Higurashi? I'm just curious as to whether it does justice to the anime.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Anime News - 03/24/09 09:42 AM

There is a live action film of Maison Ikkoku. It's out of print and used copies go for some serious bucks on Amazon.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 03/24/09 05:58 PM

Yeah-I've seen it-but the anime version is still way better.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Anime News - 03/28/09 09:56 AM

The MSN homepage has a story today about animated features not made for children. You would know that out of the 11 films featured they had to reach all the way back to the 30's and 40's and still managed to list only one anime. The author and alot of the world still doesn't give anime the respect it deserves. mad
http://paralleluniverse.msn.com/photos/movies/animation-for-adults/
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 03/30/09 12:57 PM

I'm suprised to see Wall-E on that list. Wasn't that supposed to be a good family movie?

One that i'm suprised didn't get on the list is Ninja Scroll.
Posted by: Gevin

Re: Anime News - 03/30/09 01:23 PM

Meh, it sucks, but the list is only 10 films long. The list could be filled with nothing but anime if he showed no restraint.
Same goes for Ralph Bakshi & Disney films. Ever watch Disney war propoganda films? Check out their On The Front Lines set.
It's a tad odd to give Disney two films (Fantasia & Wall-E), but perhaps he felt that Wall-E was more of a Pixar film, thus deserved singling out.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 04/02/09 09:33 PM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
The author and alot of the world still doesn't give anime the respect it deserves. mad


So, what would your list look like?
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 04/06/09 10:17 AM

A little update here:

Anime Leader to Stream Episodes of Highly Anticipated Series Within Days of Japanese Television Debut

Flower Mound, TX – April 3, 2009 - FUNimation® Entertainment has acquired digital, broadcast, DVD and merchandising rights to the megahit anime series "Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood" from Aniplex and debuting on Japan's MBS and TBS nationally at 5:00 pm on April 5th.

Starting Thursday, April 9 at 10:00 a.m. CT, FUNimation will deliver high-quality, free, original Japanese dialogue accompanied by English subtitles, streaming episodes of studio Bones' new Fullmetal Alchemist via www.funimation.com as well as key video-sharing partners.

"We are proud to be able to simulcast the most anticipated series of 2009," said Gen Fukunaga, president and CEO of FUNimation Entertainment. "I hope our fans will appreciate the video and subtitle quality we have achieved as we are working toward the simulcast of more series this year."
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 04/06/09 10:26 AM

Something more :Alliance Begins With Digital Distribution of Catalog Series

Flower Mound, Texas – April 3, 2008 - FUNimation® Entertainment and Japanese powerhouse producer Toei Animation Co., Ltd. have entered into a digital content partnership in which the U.S. anime leader will distribute seven series from Toei's catalog starting Friday, April 3rd.

English-subtitled episodes from "Air Master", "Captain Harlock", "Digimon Adventure 02", "Fist of the North Star", "Galaxy Express", "Pretty Cure" and "Slam Dunk" will be offered in the U.S. by streaming via FUNimation's online video portal.

Totaling more than 500 episodes, these seven series launch with "Fist of the North Star". One complete series will be added each week for seven weeks.


What i want to know is why not just go ahead and release Galaxy Express 999 ? I wish that someone would do so already. According to ANN they have Funi has having the distribution rights (probably to do so for their funi channel).Not only that why not just package it and release it for R1?!
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 04/11/09 07:12 PM

Anime and Manga to help Japan to recover from hard economic times?

ANN
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 04/15/09 04:20 PM

Dragon Ball in any form is a steaming pile of crap. Same goes for Naruto, One Piece, and some other odds and ends-note-this is my opinion and does not necessairly reflect other people's opinions.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 04/15/09 06:18 PM

Ditto.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 04/29/09 01:21 PM

The lateset aquisition from Funi is a Geneon rescue Heat Guy J . As stated on ANN it is supposed to come out in a complete series boxset, not the two half series style that Funi has been doing lately. As far as a release date goes...?
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 05/04/09 07:19 PM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Something more :Alliance Begins With Digital Distribution of Catalog Series

Flower Mound, Texas – April 3, 2008 - FUNimation® Entertainment and Japanese powerhouse producer Toei Animation Co., Ltd. have entered into a digital content partnership in which the U.S. anime leader will distribute seven series from Toei's catalog starting Friday, April 3rd.

English-subtitled episodes from "Air Master", "Captain Harlock", "Digimon Adventure 02", "Fist of the North Star", "Galaxy Express", "Pretty Cure" and "Slam Dunk" will be offered in the U.S. by streaming via FUNimation's online video portal.

Totaling more than 500 episodes, these seven series launch with "Fist of the North Star". One complete series will be added each week for seven weeks.


What i want to know is why not just go ahead and release Galaxy Express 999 ? I wish that someone would do so already. According to ANN they have Funi has having the distribution rights (probably to do so for their funi channel).Not only that why not just package it and release it for R1?!

Funny-why isn't Sailor Moon on that list?
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 05/05/09 01:59 PM

You're not the only one to ask that. On the Funi forums there are a number of people who think that Funi might be looking at it. However it's only speculation. If they were to get any SM, i think that it would be more for their video portal than anything else.

If they did get SM would it be a partial release (kodocha and case closed are still not finished), or would it be a complete series release? You're looking at what 200eps? plus movies and OVA's?
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 05/06/09 10:25 PM

Actually what'd I'd really like to see is Sailor Stars in all its transexual, lesbianistic glory-but I think a snowball in hell has a better chance.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Anime News - 05/07/09 09:42 AM

Originally Posted By: zrdb
...Sailor Stars in all its transsexual, lesbianistic glory...

lol @ "-istic"

If Funimation does release Sailor Moon box sets, I might have to give that series some serious consideration. That's a lot of episodes, though.

Oh, speaking of "lesbianistic" themes, has anyone heard whether the Revolutionary Girl Utena series will be picked up?
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 05/07/09 11:46 AM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
Oh, speaking of "lesbianistic" themes, has anyone heard whether the Revolutionary Girl Utena series will be picked up? [/color]


Until it gets picked up and announced/solicited we won't know. All we do know is that the license has been open to the market for some time now, since CPM's license expired way before the bankruptcy.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Anime News - 05/07/09 03:56 PM

From ANN: ADV Adds Grave of the Fireflies, Now and Then, Here and There

Originally Posted By: ANN
The Right Stuf online retailer lists four former Central Park Media (CPM) anime titles — Grave of the Fireflies, Now and Then, Here and There, The World of Narue, and MD Geist — as July DVD releases from A.D. Vision.

1) Finally, I can buy Now and Then, Here and There at a normal price. Yay!

2) What's ADV doing acquiring titles? That's a switch.

Posted by: Ryos

Re: Anime News - 05/07/09 04:42 PM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
From ANN: 2) What's ADV doing acquiring titles? That's a switch.


I'm guessing they're rescue licensing at pennies on the dollar. Seeing as how CPM is gone for good and they needed to offset their losses as much as possible, they'd be willing to cough up pretty much anything they still have the rights to.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: Anime News - 05/07/09 06:58 PM

I'll be glad to pick up Grave of the Fireflies from ADV. I will have to check into the titles to see if I want to grab them, but that is one I definitely should add to my collection and just haven't yet.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 05/07/09 08:37 PM

Anybody notice how Bandai is dumping a lot of their older titles lately such as Planetes-although that title really isn't that old. I'm gladIi got the boxset when I did as its oop now.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 05/07/09 09:38 PM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
What's ADV doing acquiring titles? That's a switch.[/color]


Their Japanese partner Sentai most likely acquired them. Same can be said for Appleseed license rescue, Clannad, Pet Shop of Horrors license rescue, Indian Summer and Princess Resurrection.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 05/07/09 09:40 PM

Originally Posted By: zrdb
Anybody notice how Bandai is dumping a lot of their older titles lately such as Planetes-although that title really isn't that old. I'm glad I got the boxset when I did as its oop now.


It's older than you think and I'm not surprised. Licenses usually expire between 6-8 years, unless they are renewed.
Posted by: artiswhat

Re: Anime News - 05/07/09 11:28 PM

I know I already posted the question, but I figure it might get answered quick on a more popular topic that pertains to the same topic as my question: does anyone know if there will be a north american release of toradora? (subbed or dubbed, doesn't matter)
i been looking around a bit and saw one on ebay from malaysia, but i'm pretty sure it's bootleg and i don't want to risk it!
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: Anime News - 05/08/09 06:40 AM

As mentioned, Toradora hasn't been licensed yet, but I'm sure it will be. It is a very recent show, and fairly popular, so if anyone is licensing they may wait until a certain summer anime convention to announce it (assuming they can get it finalized that quickly.)
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 05/08/09 08:58 AM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
Originally Posted By: zrdb
Anybody notice how Bandai is dumping a lot of their older titles lately such as Planetes-although that title really isn't that old. I'm glad I got the boxset when I did as its oop now.


It's older than you think and I'm not surprised. Licenses usually expire between 6-8 years, unless they are renewed.


I've been wanting Planetes myself but noticed the same thing with certain Bandai titles being harder to come by (and making them more expensive). Love Hina & Geneshaft are a couple of other Bandai titles that have not been renewed. If Bandai is not going to keep the titles, then i wonder if they will be picked up by someone else the way Love Hina was picked up by Funimation.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 05/08/09 09:44 AM

Originally Posted By: stargates
If Bandai is not going to keep the titles, then i wonder if they will be picked up by someone else the way Love Hina was picked up by Funimation.


I wouldn't rule out the possibility.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 05/08/09 05:36 PM

It would be nice to see some Bandai title(s) become easier to come by. Though if Funi did get the liscense to them it would be nice to see them come out in a complete set and not have them split up into two series sets.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 05/08/09 07:49 PM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
Originally Posted By: zrdb
Anybody notice how Bandai is dumping a lot of their older titles lately such as Planetes-although that title really isn't that old. I'm glad I got the boxset when I did as its oop now.


It's older than you think and I'm not surprised. Licenses usually expire between 6-8 years, unless they are renewed.


I've been wanting Planetes myself but noticed the same thing with certain Bandai titles being harder to come by (and making them more expensive). Love Hina & Geneshaft are a couple of other Bandai titles that have not been renewed. If Bandai is not going to keep the titles, then i wonder if they will be picked up by someone else the way Love Hina was picked up by Funimation.

Planetes was only released a few years ago-but it's still a damn good sci fi series.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 05/09/09 02:12 AM

That's the impression i've gotten about the show. I haven't really read anything bad about it. I need to see about getting my hands on it soon as i can.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 05/09/09 04:01 PM

Here's a little something for those who are interested in seeing a new update on the line-up for Adult Swim.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: Anime News - 05/10/09 10:33 AM

Yeah, its great to see that Media Blasters finally worked out their licensing issues. Now the series will finally get a full run on TV and they'll get the rest of the DVDs out.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 05/11/09 11:03 AM

I stopped watching anything on the Cartoon Network years ago after they canned all of my older fav series-besides I won't pay the king's ransom they want for cable these days.
Posted by: manga4micah

Re: Anime News - 05/12/09 03:02 PM

Yeah Cartoon Network is almost all anti-anime these days.Adult Swim is run by idiots anyway they are pretty much doing away with all there anime and starting to flood it with crappy loive action shows and shows they make there self.
I don't even watch that channel anymore.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 05/12/09 04:21 PM

Originally Posted By: manga4micah
Yeah Cartoon Network is almost all anti-anime these days.Adult Swim is run by idiots anyway they are pretty much doing away with all there anime and starting to flood it with crappy loive action shows and shows they make there self.
I don't even watch that channel anymore.


They are improving a little, especially after moving the Anime block to Saturdays at 12:30am-5:00am. Instead of having their typical repeats, they are putting those time slots to better use and it's working. I was actually shocked to see a few advertisements on the block during the weeknight, when they are airing Family Guy.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: Anime News - 05/12/09 07:21 PM

Yeah they do have that one ad they've been running, though it almost seems kind of sarcastic. If you've seen it you know what I mean. But other than that yeah they do seem to be treating the anime they have better. Definitely seemed to have cut back on the constant schedule changes that they pulled last year where nothing stayed the same for more than 5 weeks at best. I haven't given up on them yet, but I do wonder if or when they'll get a new series to add to the mix.
Posted by: kakashi12210

Re: Anime News - 05/22/09 10:17 PM

Spice and Wolf ANN

Kadokawa Pictures USA acquired an in-house license for the first Spice and Wolf anime season in North America, although the announcement on a distributor is still forthcoming. Yen Press did acquire the original light novels and Keito Koume's manga adaptation for English translation.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 05/23/09 10:34 AM

If i rememmber right they got the in house liscence and everything just stopped. Nothing has been said for awhile now. I never understood why a popular series like that would not be picked up. But still here we are...



OK!!! We have a sweet update for those who are interseted.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 06/02/09 06:28 PM

ADV is trying to get into the game a little bit more. Check out what titles they have picked up.


Also leave it the otaku's in japan for the latest fashions!
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Anime News - 06/02/09 07:33 PM

Otaku... the only ones who can scare the goth kids.
Posted by: WhtHawk

Re: Anime News - 06/02/09 09:08 PM

If I had a dollar for every prom queen I've seen reduced to tears by an Anime Convention, I'd have an extra box-set or two on my shelves.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 06/02/09 10:37 PM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
Otaku... the only ones who can scare the goth kids.


LOL!
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 06/06/09 12:05 PM

Seems like Evangelion isn't the only series getting a movie remake of it's series. And since it's from Bandai , if it will get a dub remains to be seen since a lot of new titles from them are sub only releases.


Ponyo to open on 800 screens, also Blood live-action movie makes debut.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 06/07/09 12:28 PM

One fun series I'd like to see licensed is Macademi Wasshoi!
Posted by: Hikari

Re: Anime News - 06/07/09 08:28 PM

I'm so excited to go see Ponyo in theaters!
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 06/12/09 03:16 PM

Here's some anime expo news.

Also did anyone else see that CPM was supposed to be there as well? Interesting...



Something for the upcoming Otakon.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 06/12/09 07:35 PM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Here's some anime expo news.

Also did anyone else see that CPM was supposed to be there as well? Interesting...

Well-seeing as the shrunken corpse that was US Manga and CPM has been torn apart-it must be a ghost or something similar.

Something for the upcoming Otakon.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: Anime News - 06/13/09 09:17 PM

I haven't seen any official news (did I miss it?), but is Viz releasing Bleach DVD volumes at a faster rate (1 every month it looks like)? Are they hoping to increase the rate they release box sets also? Anyone heard?
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 06/19/09 08:50 PM

Scifi to air Gundam 00 season 2. Here's the full story.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: Anime News - 06/19/09 11:34 PM

There was never any doubt that they would. They just went on hiatus between seasons. Bandai's been putting almost all their shows that have been airing on TV on hiatus at some point during their TV runs, in some cases more than once (like Code Geass R2).
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 06/22/09 08:49 AM

A little something for those going to Otakon.

I wish that i was able to go (i wouldn't mind driving the six hours there... smile ).
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Anime News - 06/23/09 12:26 PM

Originally Posted By: stargates
A little something for those going to Otakon.

I wish that i was able to go (i wouldn't mind driving the six hours there... smile ).

I was lucky enough to attend an Ah! My Goddess panel with Kikuko Inoue, Pamela Weidner Houle [English voice of Skuld] and Juliet Cesario [English voice of Belldandy in OVA's and Peorth in the TV series] [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juliet_Cesario ] a couple of years ago at Animazement. I was in the presence of Goddesses.smile
I have become friends with Pamela and her husband Scott [ADR Director] over the years and she introduced me to Juliet. I was floored to get to meet these people.
Additionally Pamela voiced Yoriko and Juliet voiced Miyuki Kobayakawa in You're Under Arrest. I was also lucky enough to meet Ken the White Hawk of Bokuto.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 06/23/09 01:49 PM

O.K. I need you to introduce me to them! grin
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 07/03/09 06:04 PM

Here's a new title coming out from Funi.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 07/03/09 08:06 PM

To me Inoue Kikuko-despite her countless roles over the years-will forever be Belldandy.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 07/04/09 09:00 AM

Originally Posted By: zrdb
To me Inoue Kikuko-despite her countless roles over the years-will forever be Belldandy.


Absolutely. It just wouldn't be the same if she didn't play that role.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 07/17/09 03:33 PM

Here's a Black Lagoon update for the new anime project.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Anime News - 07/20/09 11:15 PM

Yay! More Black Lagoon! grin
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 07/23/09 05:06 PM

Yes more Black Lagoon. Though it ain't a "sesason" an ova is still something worth looking forward to.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 07/25/09 01:23 PM

I've got a question ; does anyone know if anybody plans to bring out the rest of Kyo Kara Maoh? It'd be kinda uncool but not surprising if they didn't.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 07/26/09 11:31 AM

As far as i can tell there is no word as to anything after season 2.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Anime News - 07/27/09 10:10 AM

I've been watching and waiting for that, too.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 07/27/09 10:36 AM

Nothing huh ? Just to be sure, IS there any more of it? I thought there was more of it, or is simply misinformation on my part?
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Anime News - 07/27/09 10:53 AM

Yes, there's more, it's just that we can't get our hands on it. lol
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 07/27/09 03:50 PM

Nothing in R1 format that is.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Anime News - 07/28/09 08:48 AM

Right, which usualy means no dubs and no subtitles in English, which sometimes means English-speaking fans take matters into their own hands, which means... well, you get the picture. "Like, it's a bad scene, man."
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 07/28/09 09:39 AM

Can you say "fandubs"? Some of the funniest things I ever watched were fandubs of some old series that I can't recall right now.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 07/28/09 09:50 AM

Fandubs. The last one i saw was when Lucky Star first came out and a group of fans got together and tried (the key word is tried) to sing the OP. I had a good laugh at that one, it really made my day. grin
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 07/29/09 09:39 AM

You know I thought so. Thanks for confirming it for me. Like I said earlier, I'm not gonna be surprised if it on one brings it out. This is the same reason why I don't want to get The familiar of zero. Que sera... what can you about it? :p
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 07/29/09 10:42 AM

I watched a few episodes of Kyo Kara Maoh! and it really didn't do anything for me.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Anime News - 07/29/09 11:32 AM

It's a character driven show, so if the characters don't appeal to you, I can see why you wouldn't like it. I like most of them, especially Gwendal, so I like the series.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 07/29/09 03:37 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
You know I thought so. Thanks for confirming it for me. Like I said earlier, I'm not gonna be surprised if it on one brings it out. This is the same reason why I don't want to get The familiar of zero. Que sera... what can you about it? :p


You're welcome. Tho i know how you feel. You get into one season of a series and then...no second season (like YUA). Right now it's just a waiting game.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 07/29/09 04:25 PM

Your Under Arrest is like that as well ? Now I'm getting annoyed. X( I was thinking about getting that series also. How much of it hasn't come out? If it's something small like an OVA or some other small stuff I'd still get it. But not if it's like a whole other season. Grrr...that's just not right. XP
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Anime News - 07/29/09 04:43 PM

LOL

There's a lot of YUA yet to be released, but I wouldn't avoid watching the first season (+movie, +OVA) just because of that. It's self-contained, so it's not like you'll be left hanging.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 07/29/09 07:27 PM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
LOL

There's a lot of YUA yet to be released, but I wouldn't avoid watching the first season (+movie, +OVA) just because of that. It's self-contained, so it's not like you'll be left hanging.


I agree. This is one series that you shouldn't pass up. What is liscensed is definately worth seeing.




On a side note got this off the RightStuf home page regarding Clannad After Story.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 07/30/09 12:07 PM

Thanks ... it's good to know that, now it stays on meh want it list. XD
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 07/30/09 12:11 PM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Originally Posted By: Stefanie
LOL

There's a lot of YUA yet to be released, but I wouldn't avoid watching the first season (+movie, +OVA) just because of that. It's self-contained, so it's not like you'll be left hanging.


I agree. This is one series that you shouldn't pass up. What is liscensed is definately worth seeing.




On a side note got this off the RightStuf home page regarding Clannad After Story.


Now that, has made my day. I thank you kindly. XD
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 07/30/09 03:40 PM

You're kindly welcome. laugh
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 07/31/09 09:11 AM

You're Under Arrest is one of my favorite series-but the only way you'll ever watch the 2nd season in english are the hoary old fansubs floating around the internet.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 07/31/09 09:41 AM

Sad but true. I still don't know why anyone didn't pick up the second season of this popular show. After all this time you think that someone would have.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Anime News - 07/31/09 09:54 AM

I'm completely guessing, but...

That might not happen until the market picks up again and the N.A. anime industry returns to a healthy, stable state. If/when that happens, I'm sure someone will be willing to invest in bringing the rest of it over here. It's too good/popular to ignore, but it has to have an English dub, which is probably why it's considered too expensive right now.



Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 07/31/09 10:02 AM

I agree. Though since it was made in '01 the companies had plenty of time to see it, liscense it, dub it, and have it on shelves many years ago. Now with almost 10 years since it's been made, tho i hate to say it, i don't see it being done even if the industry picks up again.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Anime News - 07/31/09 10:17 AM

Do you think eight or ten years really hurts that much? I think it would still sell. The only real problem I see would be getting back the original voice cast.

Yes, the industry had a chance at Sesaon 2 and No Mercy and missed the opportunity. AnimEigo (and to a lesser extent, ADV) really dropped the ball. By the time Full Throttle was released, the industry was already hurting, so I can't blame them for that.

To think, there are fifty episodes out there that I don't have...
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 07/31/09 10:33 AM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
Do you think eight or ten years really hurts that much? I think it would still sell. The only real problem I see would be getting back the original voice cast.


True it's still possible it can be done. As for the original dub cast...that will be a tough one.

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
Yes, the industry had a chance at Sesaon 2 and No Mercy and missed the opportunity. AnimEigo (and to a lesser extent, ADV) really dropped the ball. By the time Full Throttle was released, the industry was already hurting, so I can't blame them for that.


I don't understand why AnimEigo (or adv) let a prime title let slip through their hands either. It would have been a nice chunk of change for them had they gone ahead and released it. Now if someone wants to liscense Full Throttle we are going to have season one and season three liscensed and not two.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Anime News - 07/31/09 10:43 AM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Now if someone wants to liscense Full Throttle we are going to have season one and season three liscensed and not two.

That would consist of "major suckage," as we used to say back in the 1980s.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 08/01/09 09:50 AM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
Originally Posted By: stargates
Now if someone wants to liscense Full Throttle we are going to have season one and season three liscensed and not two.

That would consist of "major suckage," as we used to say back in the 1980s.


LOL! haven't heard that for awhile.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 08/01/09 11:49 AM

And why in the blue moon won't Toei re-license Sailor Moon for the US market?-I get tired of seeing the adsurd prices for boxsets and singles on ripoff bay and amazon. I know there's enough of a demand for the product so the company that re-released it would make good money.
Posted by: samuraisgt

Re: Anime News - 08/01/09 12:11 PM

I got a response from Bandai & their not going to dub Lucky Star OVA.I'm not happy about it.I won't be buying it cuz I don't buy sub.I'm just pissed off right now.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: Anime News - 08/01/09 09:10 PM

Originally Posted By: samuraisgt
I got a response from Bandai & their not going to dub the Lucky Star OVA.I'm not happy about it. I won't be buying it cuz I don't buy sub. I'm just pissed off right now.
Did they actually give out any reasons or did they only say that it wouldn't be dubbed?
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Anime News - 08/02/09 10:57 AM

Originally Posted By: zrdb
And why in the blue moon won't Toei re-license Sailor Moon for the US market?-I get tired of seeing the adsurd prices for boxsets and singles on ripoff bay and amazon. I know there's enough of a demand for the product so the company that re-released it would make good money.

I'm with you on that. It took me a few years but I finally completed my set earlier this year. That was mainly possible by starting my collection right before they discontinued the series and laying in wait like a crock to find decent prices on line for the volumes I was missing. If I was to consider collecting a set now, I don't think I'd go though with it.
Posted by: zentropa

Re: Anime News - 08/02/09 11:14 AM

Quote:
Did they actually give out any reasons or did they only say that it wouldn't be dubbed?


I would guess it's the same reasons they canceled the Limited edition volumes of some series as well as canceled several anime legends box sets that had summer release dates slated. The major reason being, they didn't think they could make a profit doing it that way.

Quote:
And why in the blue moon won't Toei re-license Sailor Moon for the US market?


I would wager that Funimation will have announce a release date on this within the next 12 months.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 08/02/09 11:50 AM

Originally Posted By: LuckySeven
Originally Posted By: samuraisgt
I got a response from Bandai & their not going to dub the Lucky Star OVA.I'm not happy about it. I won't be buying it cuz I don't buy sub. I'm just pissed off right now.
Did they actually give out any reasons or did they only say that it wouldn't be dubbed?


Poor sales are to blame. They flat out canceled vol 6's LE because of it.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: Anime News - 08/03/09 09:43 AM

Unfortunately, I was thinking that might be why. But still, it seems like a highly stupid move on their part to dub the entire 24 episode TV series, then cheap out on the OVA and release it in subtitle only format. Especially when it has not even been all that long since they released the final volume of the TV series. I still intend on buying the series down the line, but I will more than likely skip the OVA because of this.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 08/03/09 12:14 PM


"I would wager that Funimation will have announce a release date on this within the next 12 months."

Yes-I've heard about that myself-but I'm trying to track down the uncensored ADV releases of seasons 1 & 2-like almost all SS dvds they are outrageously expensive.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 08/03/09 12:43 PM

Something that Bandai didn't do on with the OVA is that there were no liner notes with the disc (giving the references to the gags)like they did with the series. Something that i don't understand myself.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Anime News - 08/03/09 02:52 PM

Originally Posted By: samuraisgt
I got a response from Bandai & their not going to dub Lucky Star OVA.I'm not happy about it.I won't be buying it cuz I don't buy sub.I'm just pissed off right now.

I "feel your pain" on that general issue. As for Lucky Star, I might just skip the entire series.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 08/03/09 06:05 PM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
As for Lucky Star, I might just skip the entire series.


You'll miss out on a great series.
Posted by: samuraisgt

Re: Anime News - 08/03/09 10:23 PM

Originally Posted By: LuckySeven
Originally Posted By: samuraisgt
I got a response from Bandai & their not going to dub the Lucky Star OVA.I'm not happy about it. I won't be buying it cuz I don't buy sub. I'm just pissed off right now.
Did they actually give out any reasons or did they only say that it wouldn't be dubbed?


They didn't give me a reason.I gave'em a reply that I can't say on this site ^^.Plus I told'em I don't buy subs.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 08/05/09 10:46 AM

I saw a few fansubbed episodes of Lucky Star and wasn't impressed enough to want to buy it-just like when they whimped out on Galaxy Angel X-the first 4 episodes were dubbed and the rest weren't.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: Anime News - 08/05/09 04:13 PM

Originally Posted By: zrdb
...just like when they whimped out on Galaxy Angel X The first 4 episodes were dubbed and the rest weren't.
Wow, no wonder people keep predicting/hoping that Bandai goes out of business. Just when I thought the Lucky Star OVA being released subtitle only only months after the last volume of the TV came out and it had a dub itself was bad. This is just takes the cake. Its quite literally the worst thing I've heard of them doing next to the subtitle only DVDs of Gurren Lagaan being the only ones available while the dub version of the series was airing for the first time on Sci-Fi Channel last year. While I am not wishing for it, I would not be surprised if Bandai ends up out of business in the USA within the next 5 years or less.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 08/10/09 05:34 PM

That's the stock reply right now-everytime the question "Is it going to be dubbed?" is asked the anime companies say NO!! It's not economically feasible right now-so that brings me back to my usual question-if it's only subbed-then why should I buy it?
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 08/10/09 07:17 PM

Originally Posted By: zrdb
...if it's only subbed-then why should I buy it?


Maybe for the content? Sub or dub, if the main story is the same why not?
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 08/11/09 01:54 AM

Well-if they want to give me a reason to buy something instead of watching fansubs I need additional content (read that as being dubbed).
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Anime News - 08/11/09 12:22 PM

As much as I want to support the industry and see it get back on its feet, zrdb has a valid point that has no effective counter-argument for many of us. While sub-onlys are less expensive and save money in the short-run, the long-term consequence of driving fans away from purchases and toward free downloads/streams could be fatal to the industry.

The same holds true of the lack of BD releases, albeit to a lesser extent. If I spend money, I want something for it: subs, dubs, 1080p, surround sound, nice packaging, staff and cast interviews, commentary, omake, soundtracks, etc. Otherwise, what does a stripped-down DVD release offer that the Web can't offer free of charge?

It's not a new argument, but I'm close to the proverbial fork in the road.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 08/11/09 07:09 PM

Browsing the 'net i came across something new to me. Pre-orders for the Gunslinger Girl ova's for Dec 1. These seem to be going to coincide with the BluRay release date of Dec 1 for the first season of GSG.
Posted by: WhtHawk

Re: Anime News - 08/11/09 11:14 PM

Speaking of BluRay releases, I was browsing the store and noticed that Evangelion, Neon Genesis: 1.01 You Are (Not) Alone was added in DVD format but not in Bluray. This is one title, I hadn't planed on getting in an SD format.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Anime News - 08/11/09 11:24 PM

*sigh*
Posted by: zentropa

Re: Anime News - 08/12/09 02:06 AM

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As much as I want to support the industry and see it get back on its feet, zrdb has a valid point that has no effective counter-argument for many of us. While sub-onlys are less expensive and save money in the short-run, the long-term consequence of driving fans away from purchases and toward free downloads/streams could be fatal to the industry.


I agree but at the same time fear that companies other than Funimation basically seem to believe that DVD's won't sell well enough to justify a dub in most cases. The pessimist in me says that the reason to buy sub-only releases is to prove to the companies that people still want to buy anime (and justifying future dubs). Boycotting sub-only releases for lacking a dub will likely result in fewer series being licensed/released each year rather than more series getting dubs.

I agree this isn't a very good model in the short-run but at the same time the short-run dictates long-run business plans. It would be pretty boring in the future if all of the "new-releases" were basically license rescues with existing dubs, re-packs, and a few safe, sure bet titles that get dubs (pretty much relegating niche titles to sub-only releases if they get licensed at all).

The only dub-heavy future I can envision is one where the number of series that get licensed each year are kept to a bare minimum and only those series that have the potential for mass market appeal. Viz seems to be sticking to this model pretty well. The big downside if this possibility is that what gets released/dubbed will likely be pretty homogeneous.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: Anime News - 08/12/09 06:42 AM

Funimation seems to be doing pretty well with the model of dubbing everything, even shows that no one else would bother with (I'm looking at Save Me Lollipop as a prime example of this.) They seem to be at least breaking even and appear to even be making some money at it so it can work.

Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Anime News - 08/12/09 10:03 AM

Originally Posted By: zentropa
The pessimist in me says that the reason to buy sub-only releases is to prove to the companies that people still want to buy anime (and justifying future dubs). Boycotting sub-only releases for lacking a dub will likely result in fewer series being licensed/released each year rather than more series getting dubs.

Well, that's a calculated risk on the part of the N.A. industry, isn't it? They're betting that sub-onlys will pull in fans in rather than push away fans.

For those who are pushed away, some will go to watching free streams (legal or otherwise), and some, like myself, will just walk away. I love anime, but I love other things, too, and I have too many hobbies competing for my time and money to put up with stripped-down anime releases.

I'm already done with sub-onlys, and I'm close to being done with DVDs, at least for new shows. I'll buy Mnemosyne and Monster even if the archaic DVD medium is the only option, but after those two, I'll probably move on to Blu-ray only anime purchases. Anime might be stuck in the past, but I'm not.

Posted by: zentropa

Re: Anime News - 08/12/09 10:12 AM

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Funimation seems to be doing pretty well with the model of dubbing everything, even shows that no one else would bother with (I'm looking at Save Me Lollipop as a prime example of this.) They seem to be at least breaking even and appear to even be making some money at it so it can work.


Well... Funimation has an in-house studio (probably reduces dub costs by roughly 50%), is licensing enough new material to pick up packages of series at a discounted rate, both the Navarre parent corp and DBZ series to generate the bulk of their revenue, and pretty much have cornered the industry. They also have a lot of momentum from basically getting a ton of free dubs from the ADV/Sojitz split.

Because of those factors, I generally see them separately from the situations of ADV, Bandai, Media Blasters, Viz, etc.

If you look at Funi's recent releases they've put the most promotion behind over the past year or so... Aquarian, Heroic Age, D.Gray-Man, Claymore, Darker than Black, Jyu-Oh-Sei, Shiguiri, Kazo No Stigma, Witchblade, etc. it seems to be about a 6:1 ratio for action-oriented series to non-action series. IMO, I would say that the bulk of the niche/oddball titles to have come out over the past 2 years were not (at least not originally) licensed by Funimation.

Their business model in regards to dubs and reduced production costs (cheaper/smaller packaging, discs made in mexico, etc.) is very sound if you have money at your disposal. For the companies that have a much smaller revenue stream, their decision-making process is much tighter.

A franchise like DBZ or Naruto likely outsells all ADV/Media Blasters releases combined.

Having a series that can pull down 6-figures sales numbers is very important in having enough money to keep the process going.

Posted by: zentropa

Re: Anime News - 08/12/09 10:21 AM

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Well, that's a calculated risk on the part of the N.A. industry, isn't it? They're betting that sub-onlys will pull in fans in rather than push away fans.


I don't fully agree with this. By going sub-only they are pretty much admitting that a series has no chance at getting picked up by a cable network for broadcast and they don't believe it will sell well enough to make a profit with anything beyond a sub-only release.

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For those who are pushed away, some will go to watching free streams (legal or otherwise), and some, like myself, will just walk away. I love anime, but I love other things, too, and I have too many hobbies competing for my time and money to put up with stripped-down anime releases.


Those are the likely outcomes.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Anime News - 08/12/09 01:38 PM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
Well, that's a calculated risk on the part of the N.A. industry, isn't it? They're betting that sub-onlys will pull in fans in rather than push away fans.

Originally Posted By: zentropa
I don't fully agree with this. By going sub-only they are pretty much admitting that a series has no chance at getting picked up by a cable network for broadcast and they don't believe it will sell well enough to make a profit with anything beyond a sub-only release.

Actually, that's exactly what I mean by "pulling in fans," so I think we do agree. Some fans will appreciate that and gobble up those non-dubbed releases (the "better than nothing" approach), while others will pass. Will that business model save the industry or kill it? That's the gamble.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 08/12/09 07:27 PM

It seems to me it's like playing russian roulette with 5 of the 6 chambers loaded-KABOOM!
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Anime News - 08/12/09 11:49 PM

Deer Hunter - The Anime
Posted by: zentropa

Re: Anime News - 08/13/09 12:38 AM

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Actually, that's exactly what I mean by "pulling in fans," so I think we do agree. Some fans will appreciate that and gobble up those non-dubbed releases (the "better than nothing" approach), while others will pass. Will that business model save the industry or kill it? That's the gamble.


Ah yes, I misunderstood your first message on that. Mainly I was going to say that I think they'll fail in that endeavor unless they seriously trim down the price point. Media Blasters has been pretty good about that (MSRP ~$20 for a sub-only 13 epi series). ADV/Sentai and Bandai haven't followed suit.

Bandai's choices have puzzled me lately by releasing (or giving release dates) for a ton of new sub-only series while axing complete box sets of already-dubbed series.

While there's a contingent of people who will only buy dubs and a smaller contingent of people who will buy nearly anything... I would say there's a rather large demographic of anime buyers who are very price sensitive (often those who mostly buy imports/bootlegs or cheap used series because they want to own it but aren't willing to spend top dollar).

I don't mind sub-only, but my girlfriend will only watch dubs, so what I buy tends to gravitate towards dubbed releases unless something is an exceptional value. Spending $40-60 for the complete series of Princess Resurrection sub-only isn't exactly a terrific value when there's a dozen other newish releases that are available dubbed that I would buy instead. However, had Princess Resurrection been $25 for the complete series sub-only, I'm nearly certain I'd already own it. I have a feeling there's others out there that would be more willing to "branch out" into some under-the-radar sub-only series if the retail price was closer to $1 per episode vs. $2-3 per episode.

Similarly, while Funimation is stripping their box sets down to the absolute bare minimum (crappy box, no extras, etc.) I'm okay with that trade-off (although I don't love it) since those are generally also found at a reduced price point.

If the companies haven't quite figured all of this out yet, then I don't understand smile

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Deer Hunter - The Anime


Heh... just trying to picture an anime a morphined-up Christopher Walken.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Anime News - 08/13/09 09:21 AM

For those who are already fans of anime, subtitles will sometimes suffice. Even I, on occasion, have put up with them for shows that I absolutely had to see. But when I try to expose non-fans to anime, subtitles are an instant turn-off. I can think of a few individuals who would probably enjoy Emma, but without an English dub, there's no sense in even trying.

Originally Posted By: zentropa
I have a feeling there's others out there that would be more willing to "branch out" into some under-the-radar sub-only series if the retail price was closer to $1 per episode vs. $2-3 per episode.

Similarly, while Funimation is stripping their box sets down to the absolute bare minimum (crappy box, no extras, etc.) I'm okay with that trade-off (although I don't love it) since those are generally also found at a reduced price point.

That's a good point, because when I first started buying anime, I shopped for low prices, too. I wasn't the fan that I am now, and I passed on higher-priced sets. I was still sampling anime to discover whether Cowboy Bebop was merely an anomaly. I'm sure many veteran fans still take that no-frills approach to save money, but now that I've become a fan and I know how much anime has to offer, I'm often willing to spend more money to get all of the frills. Sadly, English dubs and 1080p are considered frills these days.

On a related note, I wonder how many BD sales Funimation has missed out on by releasing the latest Samurai Champloo DVD set without announcing that the BD set would follow. I won't go back and buy it again (unless I can get my money back on the DVD set. which I haven't even watched). I'm sure a lot of fans bought the DVD set as I did, thinking that was going to be the only available option, and later, the people at Funimation will be scratching their heads, wondering why we didn't buy the BDs that we've been asking for all this time. I hope they learn from that mistake, and that it doesn't discourage them from future BD releases. I've certainly learned my lesson.

Posted by: zentropa

Re: Anime News - 08/13/09 10:07 AM

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I'm sure many veteran fans still take that no-frills approach to save money, but now that I've become a fan and I know how much anime has to offer, I'm often willing to spend more money to get all of the frills. Sadly, English dubs and 1080p are considered frills these days.


Sadly for me, fitting everything I own onto my shelving via thinpaks is more important to me than having extras. Even trailers on a box set disc nowadays is a rarity.

Quote:
On a related note, I wonder how many BD sales Funimation has missed out on by releasing the latest Samurai Champloo DVD set without announcing that the BD set would follow. I won't go back and buy it again (unless I can get my money back on the DVD set. which I haven't even watched). I'm sure a lot of fans bought the DVD set as I did, thinking that was going to be the only available option, and later, the people at Funimation will be scratching their heads, wondering why we didn't buy the BDs that we've been asking for all this time. I hope they learn from that mistake, and that it doesn't discourage them from future BD releases. I've certainly learned my lesson.


From my understanding Champloo is still owned by Geneon but just manufactured/distributed by Funi, so I don't think it was Funi's call on that one. The timing of it leads me to believe that there always was a plan to have it come out on BD, but it was contingent upon selling X number of units in Y months. The announcement of BD says to me that they sold what they were expecting/hoping to sell.

When it first got announced I was more like "Cool, a Champloo box set for under $100 and it's going to be a thinpak," and immediately sold my volumes 1-7 for $70 and patiently waited it out for the set to get released (they had only announced they would be releasing it, not when yet). From what I have gathered, BD authoring is rather pricey and it's not a big shock to me that they want to have an SD release out there first to get a firm grasp on sales figures. Entering recklessly into BD production is another factor that could hurt a company badly... at least until the cost of authoring/production decreases. IMO, BD has only really been consumer level (vs. pro-sumer level) for the past 8-12 months and I'd guess it will be MUCH cheaper to produce a BD DVD in ~2 years.

Btw, assuming your set is still unopened and you bought it from TRSI, you should be able to return it still... I know they are at 90 days now for their return policy.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 08/13/09 10:45 AM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
Deer Hunter - The Anime


Oh, dear!
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 08/13/09 01:34 PM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
Actually, that's exactly what I mean by "pulling in fans," so I think we do agree. Some fans will appreciate that and gobble up those non-dubbed releases (the "better than nothing" approach), while others will pass. Will that business model save the industry or kill it? That's the gamble. [/color]


To watch or not to watch...What would you guys do if Funi joined in on the "sub-only" releases (since they are the pretty much the only ones dubbing right now)? Stop watching anime altogether? or just limit it to certain shows that you feel merit a watch?
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Anime News - 08/13/09 04:56 PM

Originally Posted By: zentropa
Sadly for me, fitting everything I own onto my shelving via thinpaks is more important to me than having extras. Even trailers on a box set disc nowadays is a rarity.

I do love a good thinpak. smile
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Anime News - 08/13/09 05:15 PM

Originally Posted By: stargates
To watch or not to watch...What would you guys do if Funi joined in on the "sub-only" releases (since they are the pretty much the only ones dubbing right now)? Stop watching anime altogether? or just limit it to certain shows that you feel merit a watch?

Well, I've got a lot of unwatched titles to hold me over for a while, but not forever. If that were to happen, I think most (or at least many) fans would still be watching, but they'd stop buying. That's the key. As for myself, it would be time to start seriously studying Japanese and buying imports. lol

The strange thing is that "sub vs. dub" is a 1990s debate, and here we are discussing it in 2009. Also, the BD vs. HD-DVD war is over, yet anime is still on DVD. We have the technology to make everyone happy, but the economy won't let us take advantage of it. It's a sorry state of affairs, ladies and gentlemen. I wouldn't say it's hopeless, but sorry, nonetheless.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 08/14/09 01:18 AM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
Well, I've got a lot of unwatched titles to hold me over for a while, but not forever.

Seems like backlogs are good for something after all! grin The way i see it i don't see dubs going totally away anytime soon, maybe companies will be more selective in which ones are dubbed to help keep costs down, but they will be here for a while still.

Originally Posted By: Stefanie

The strange thing is that "sub vs. dub" is a 1990s debate, and here we are discussing it in 2009.


This is one topic that i don't see ending anytime soon. There will always be those fans to help keep it alive.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 08/14/09 11:42 AM

Dub vs. sub is an eternal debate and ultimally comes down to personnel preference-it's that simple.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Anime News - 08/14/09 01:43 PM

Well, I agree that it SHOULD BE that simple, but when both options aren't available, one's preference doesn't matter... and that's the problem.
Posted by: zentropa

Re: Anime News - 08/17/09 04:24 PM

Quote:
To watch or not to watch...What would you guys do if Funi joined in on the "sub-only" releases (since they are the pretty much the only ones dubbing right now)? Stop watching anime altogether? or just limit it to certain shows that you feel merit a watch?


It depends... a lot on price and how many series have release dates, etc. The big issue I have with sub-only releases is that the majority of them aren't at any (significant) discount from what they would be if they had a dub. That being said, if it were to be very cheap I would probably buy it regardless, but if it was "normal price" (in the realm of $40-50) it would have to look really sweet or be during a lull in dub releases for me to pull the trigger on it.

I could see myself buying tons of sub-only series if they were ~$15-20 for 12-13 episodes and $20-30 for 24-26 episodes... it's the $60 for 24-26 episodes thing that doesn't sit well with me when it's sub-only.

I should note that if it were something I have been wanting/waiting for, I would be much more open to paying more for a sub-only series... Macross Zero and Macross Frontier come to mind.

As for sub vs. dub debate, there's only really one segment of the anime buying demographic that are greatly affected by the increase in sub-only releases. Breaking it down you have:
Watches sub-only, buys anything (assuming all releases have sub).
Watches either, buys anything.
Watches either, buys dubs only.
Watches dub-only, buys dubs only.

The only ones who are really missing seeing anything are those that only watch dubs (they are also the most vocal on the subject). Basically they are faced with having to become more flexible in their watching or they'll just miss out on a lot of anime coming out. The one thing I hope people can understand is that poor sales of current anime (sub or dub) will likely yield less dubbed anime in the future.

There's several things that I hope anime companies will understand if this model happens to fail :P
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 08/17/09 08:14 PM

Probally I'd shift to watching fansubs exclusively-if I can't watch my anime dubbed and I have to watch it subbed...........!
Posted by: samuraisgt

Bandai - 08/28/09 02:02 PM

You all noticed that Bamdai isn't dubbing new titles?They didn't & have no plans to dub Lucky Star OVA & Kannagi.And they probably won't dub future releases.It's pi**ing me off.I've even sent them a very nasty email awhile back.I also told'em that I won't by their(anyones) products if it's not dubbed.Cuz I don't buy subs.I really want the Lucky Star OVA.Media Blasters & RightStuf also don't dub the anime that they get.And it bugs me cuz they both aquire good anime.So I was curious if you all get annoyed/mad when they don't dub a series you like.So yes I'm complaining^^.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Bandai - 08/28/09 03:15 PM

Originally Posted By: samuraisgt
You all noticed that Bamdai isn't dubbing new titles? They didn't & have no plans to dub Lucky Star OVA & Kannagi. And they probably won't dub future releases.

Bandai made it perfectly clear in one of the cons. If the title doesn't get on TV, then there won't be a dub.

The number of dub fans that go after the niche DVD titles is not enough to pay off the cost for the dub. Yes, the dub helps increase the number of sales, but looking at Flag and Zagapain, which both had dismal sales. I can see why Bandai is taking the sub only route for their niche titles.

Note: I too am a dub fan, but I rather have the company stay in business, then trying to meet my personal demands. There are plenty of other titles that contain dubs, that I can go after instead.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Bandai - 08/29/09 08:25 AM

That's exactly what most of us are doing: going after dubbed titles, instead. The people at Bandai also made it perfectly clear that they don't want my money.

I do hope the sub-only releases will make enough profit for the companies so that they'll stay in business until the economy improves, but I won't be buying sub titles in significant quantities. Unless I absolutely must own a given title for a specific reason (which isn't the case with much of the dubbed anime that I purchase), I'll pass on subs. With dubs, I'll take a shot here-and-there with blind buys, or even buy something that I've read bad things about, if there's an outside chance that I'll like something about it.

That's nothing I haven't said before, but I do sympathize with samuraisgt's venting.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Bandai - 08/29/09 09:51 AM

Well-sub vs. dub-and some people like it hot. One can argue about it x infinity-for me-no dubs=no purchases.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: Bandai - 08/29/09 07:59 PM

I've gotta agree with Stefanie. I can't see myself buying a sub only title unless its something I absolutely have to have. Even with extreme interest, I struggled over buying the one subtitle only series I have in my collection (Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl), and this was a used set for only $12.99. And also like Stef, I'd be more inclined to blind buy an anime I knew nothing about if it had a dub (like Planetes). I suppose that's why I've been combing through RightStuf's bargain bin for older titles. Honestly their isn't as much new stuff I want compared to older stuff I missed out on when it was new. The whole thing with more companies going to sub only releases just pushes me more and more to look up older stuff.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Bandai - 08/29/09 09:23 PM

Originally Posted By: LuckySeven
Honestly their isn't as much new stuff I want compared to older stuff I missed out on when it was new.

Now that you mention it, I've been doing the same thing, as most of my recent purchases have been older titles or re-releases of older titles. Unfortunately, there's a lot I've missed that's now out-of-print, or that never made it to DVD.

I did buy the new series Darker Than Black as it came out (slightly disappointing, but entertaining enough), and if Claymore comes out in a BD set, I'll probably buy it. Of course, I'll purchase Monster and Mnemosyne if I have to watch them in black and white with a sign language window, but those two are unusually high priorities for me. I'm sure they'll both get dubs, anyway.

I don't see many new/upcoming Bandai titles that I really want.
Posted by: kakashi12210

Re: Bandai - 09/01/09 01:59 PM

ADV Films Shuts Down, Parent Transfers Assets to Other Companies

ADV Films Shuts Down
Posted by: stargates

Re: Bandai - 09/01/09 02:22 PM

I hate to say it but one wondered when this was going to happen.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Bandai - 09/01/09 04:24 PM

Originally Posted By: kakashi12210
ADV Films Shuts Down, Parent Transfers Assets to Other Companies

ADV Films Shuts Down


What effect will this have to the costumer? Absolutely nothing!

This is just a sneaky business maneuver and is what one of my previous employers done to say in business. Move the assets to newly created companies and drop the one company (file for bankruptcy) that has the debt.

The only difference you're going to see is a few logo and UPC changes to the DVD covers.


Posted by: zrdb

Re: Bandai - 09/01/09 09:46 PM

Or as the one person posted "It's just a big shell game"-just ADV by a different name-I could see it coming with the Sentai Filmworks thing from last year.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Bandai - 09/02/09 09:51 AM

This does surprise me, in that I expected ADV to completely fold, not just shed its skin. lol

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
Move the assets to newly created companies and drop the one company (file for bankruptcy) that has the debt.

Well, in addition to unloading ADV's debt, AEsir Holdings is also trying to escape ADVs poor reputation. SXION 23, Valkyrie Media Partners, Seraphim Studios, and Sentai Filmworks... looks like Griffin D. Vance IV is going out of his way not to put all of the ADV eggs in one basket.

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
What effect will this have to the costumer? Absolutely nothing!

I tend to agree... but on AEsir's end, maybe there will be more stability, going foward. If so, that might eventually benefit consumers, as well as the industry (competition is a good thing). We'll just have to watch it unfold.
Posted by: kakashi12210

Re: Bandai - 09/02/09 01:44 PM


Section23 Films will release 5 new anime this November

Section23 Films has announced that it will release Sentai Filmworks' five new anime acquisitions — Blue Drop, Polyphonica, Special A, Tears to Tiara, and the second season of You're Under Arrest this November.


Monster to be aired on TV

Monster, will air each Monday night on the Syfy Ani-Monday block beginning on October 12th and will be re-broadcast on Chiller the week thereafter.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Bandai - 09/02/09 02:18 PM

Yay Monster! laugh

Yay YUA2! laugh
Posted by: Risami

Re: Bandai - 09/02/09 03:02 PM

tears to tiara, special a, polyphonica x_x along with clannad after story that i'm planning to get and sugar collection 1 so gonna go broke xD

but i'm eager for tears to tiara i'd usually watch it after its completed but now i can buy it woot smile hopefully we'll see toradora/itazura na kiss in the future in collections frown
Posted by: kakashi12210

Re: Bandai - 09/02/09 08:25 PM

The good news is that they got licensed, the bad news is I'm about 90% sure that Section23 Films will release them with no dub from what I've read.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Bandai - 09/02/09 11:24 PM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
Yay Monster! laugh

Yay YUA2! laugh


"Yay" indeed for Viz if and only if they're genuinely committed to releasing Monster in its entirety. Once all six half-season sets are out, I'll happily buy them all.

Sadly, Sentai Filmworks doesn't do dubs and YUA2 doesn't appear to be an exception. I'll still get it because YUA's a known [good] quantity but it's sad to think that such a great franchise won't be making a lot of fans' lists.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Bandai - 09/03/09 05:14 AM

I have to agree with the others-YAY for YUA season 2! (about time)


Originally Posted By: kakashi12210
The good news is that they got licensed, the bad news is I'm about 90% sure that Section23 Films will release them with no dub from what I've read.


This is my thinking too. To get all these series released in such a short span would have to be a sub-only release.



YUA2
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Bandai - 09/03/09 06:31 AM

YUA2 frown
Posted by: stargates

Re: Bandai - 09/03/09 06:33 AM

Did i just spoil your day?
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Bandai - 09/03/09 06:42 AM

You, kakashi12210, and Tsunami3k. lol I'm suspicious of each new announcement, but I was hoping that YUA2 would be an exception. At least Monster is getting the proper treatment.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Bandai - 09/03/09 08:48 PM

YUA 2? It's about time-but again I have to say if it's subbed only I'll pass-I've seen my fansubs of it 4 times already in the last 2 years.
Posted by: Funkgun

Re: Bandai - 09/03/09 10:04 PM

It is amazing that they did not do a dub for YUA a while back when Oh My Godess was popular.
I loved season 1,OAV and one of the movies. BUT I have not seen season2. All this talk makes me wonder about picking it up.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Bandai - 09/07/09 12:50 PM

It's really quite good-it ties up a lot of the loose threads from s1-although Ken and Miyuki still haven't committed by the last episode.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Bandai - 09/09/09 09:41 AM

Originally Posted By: zrdb
It's really quite good-it ties up a lot of the loose threads from s1-although Ken and Miyuki still haven't committed by the last episode.


Kind of reminds you of another Kosuke Fujishima series don't it? smile
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Bandai - 09/09/09 11:38 PM

You wouldn't mean a certain goddess.........?
Posted by: KawaiiNekoRose

Re: Anime News - 10/29/09 02:26 PM

Vampire Knight anime is going to be dubbed by Viz Media. So far that is all that I have heard.
Posted by: ZARAKI11

Re: Anime News - 11/02/09 01:03 AM

SWEEEEET!!!!
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: Anime News - 11/10/09 12:58 PM

Kurokami blu-ray will only have dub track?

Um...I really wanted to get this series and pick it up on BD, but this is making me re-think that decision. Maybe I'd be better off grabbing the DVD release instead.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Anime News - 11/10/09 02:10 PM

As much as I love English dubs, I certainly disapprove of removing the Japanese tracks & subtitles. I agree that it would make any BD release an unattractive purchase. It's Blu-ray; it's supposed to be loaded to the brim with features and options. There should be dubs and subs in four or five languages. lol
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: Anime News - 11/10/09 05:30 PM

Crap, thats coming out in BD? Do you think i'll be able to switch my pre-order to the BD version?
Posted by: Alison Roberts

Re: Anime News - 11/11/09 10:47 AM

Originally Posted By: Alpha_Zeon
Crap, thats coming out in BD? Do you think i'll be able to switch my pre-order to the BD version?


Just call/e-mail our CS team. Right now, we're far enough away from the release date that it should be pretty easy to switch out. wink
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 11/11/09 12:32 PM

Originally Posted By: Alpha_Zeon
Crap, thats coming out in BD? Do you think i'll be able to switch my pre-order to the BD version?


Personally, I wouldn't switch. The Blu-ray release is dub only and only contains 4 episodes, while the DVD is a hybrid and contains six episodes.
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: Anime News - 11/11/09 04:56 PM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
Originally Posted By: Alpha_Zeon
Crap, thats coming out in BD? Do you think i'll be able to switch my pre-order to the BD version?


Personally, I wouldn't switch. The Blu-ray release is dub only and only contains 4 episodes, while the DVD is a hybrid and contains six episodes.

Well if it was Blu-Ray and sub only then I'd go for the regular hybrid dvd. But, seeing as I'd probably not even watch it in Japanese, there'd be no major loss besides the -2 eps.
Also, did you do something Alison? Yesterday when I searched for "Kurokami" all that showed up was the regular release . Now I'm also getting the Blu-Ray release . Albeit without any info or pic. smile
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 11/11/09 08:51 PM

Originally Posted By: Alpha_Zeon
Also, did you do something Alison? Yesterday when I searched for "Kurokami" all that showed up was the regular release . Now I'm also getting the Blu-Ray release . Albeit without any info or pic. smile

They didn't do anything. The Blu-ray version was solicited just yesterday and new solicits are always bare bone at Right Stuf. They will add in the rest of the data later.

The DVD release was solicited a while ago, but was delayed until further notice. Note: The cover art has changed for the DVD release. TRSI hasn't changed that yet either. wink
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: Anime News - 11/11/09 09:12 PM

Oh well, i did send a form requesting the pre-order to be switched smile.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Anime News - 11/12/09 10:22 AM

I've had to alter an order a couple of times, and TRSI has been good about handling that.
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: Anime News - 11/12/09 07:08 PM

Yeah, so far all the times I needed something done, it always got done smile. Very good CS.
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: Anime News - 11/12/09 07:43 PM

Ok, I'm probably not going to do any kind of digging or research, but THIS looks really suspicious. Take a look at the "Series 1" in the title. Is this saying its just the first series, or could it be a hint that the second one is probably, maybe in the works of being licensed or what? I dunno LOL. Wishful thinking maybe?
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 11/12/09 08:04 PM

Originally Posted By: Alpha_Zeon
Is this saying its just the first series, or could it be a hint that the second one is probably, maybe in the works of being licensed or what? I dunno LOL. Wishful thinking maybe?


It's just to avoid confusion. There are a total of four series of this title in Japan and this is a just re-release of the first series.

Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: Anime News - 11/12/09 11:09 PM

Oh well. frown
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 11/15/09 09:53 AM

The way i see it is that with the Geneon label still on it, this maybe just a new packaging style that will be coming out for next year. As for further seasons nothing has been said.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 02/12/10 02:35 PM

Here's a few new anime titles, like Toradora!, scheduled for mid-year.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Bandai - 02/12/10 09:48 PM

Originally Posted By: zrdb
YUA 2? It's about time-but again I have to say if it's subbed only I'll pass-I've seen my fansubs of it 4 times already in the last 2 years.


I guess that I'll have to eat my words as I did purchase season 2 and am getting Full Throttle-munch munch.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Bandai - 02/20/10 05:51 PM

For those who are looking for some new blu titles coming out later this year.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Bandai - 02/20/10 07:35 PM

Some how bluray releases of series just don't get me excited at all-having gotten the bluray release of Samurai 7 which really didn't look much better than the dvd release-these "upscaled" discs are very underwhelming.
Posted by: Gevin

Re: Bandai - 02/20/10 08:21 PM

Samurai 7 is a horrible example of an anime on bluray.
Posted by: Gevin

Re: Bandai - 02/20/10 08:28 PM

Originally Posted By: stargates
For those who are looking for some new blu titles coming out later this year.

now this is something to get excited about!
I hope that they get priced reasonably.
Posted by: Gevin

Re: Bandai - 02/20/10 08:29 PM

Originally Posted By: stargates
For those who are looking for some new blu titles coming out later this year.

now this is something to get excited about!
I hope that they get priced reasonably.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Bandai - 02/21/10 10:30 AM

Originally Posted By: Gevin
Samurai 7 is a horrible example of an anime on bluray.


Why is that? Was it age or was it not done right?
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Bandai - 02/22/10 09:21 AM

Originally Posted By: stargates
For those who are looking for some new blu titles coming out later this year.

I'm not the most avid Ghibli fan, but that's good news.
Posted by: Gevin

Re: Bandai - 02/22/10 10:22 AM

Originally Posted By: http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/2208/samurai7.html
The show suffers from having different lightly toned colored lines across the screen throughout the majority of the run time. Whether it be from the original prints as an aesthetic choice, or a post production lightening method, it doesn’t help that this Blu-ray picks up every bit and enhances it, making shots look a bit weaker than they should, as these lines move over characters. Additionally, some green coloring can be found in character’s skin tones and hair, which got incredibly distracting, considering the lengthy run time, and they are present throughout the entire series. In short, for every pro, there’s a con. This anime release may put the DVD releases to shame, but it certainly doesn’t shine on its own.

it's a pretty lazy upgrade.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Bandai - 02/26/10 07:56 PM

In other words-it looked like crap.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Bandai - 02/27/10 04:13 PM

You would think that with a popular title like that it would have been done right, especially since it was going blu to please the fans.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Bandai - 03/01/10 09:54 AM

To me, the Blu-ray version of Samurai 7 looks like a great DVD transfer. As long as you don't compare it to great (or even average) HD transfers, it's watchable, and I'd rather have the BD set than the DVD set. Still, it's not what a BD release should be.
Posted by: moemaster

Re: Bandai - 03/05/10 09:19 AM

i can't wait for toradora!
Posted by: stargates

Re: Bandai - 03/05/10 09:29 AM

Same here. Though i would wish they could speed things along and give us a relese date already.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Bandai - 04/04/10 10:02 AM

Found this on AOD about Spice and Wolf 2 . Since it's first season has done very well for them they went on to get the second season.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Bandai - 04/04/10 12:21 PM

All I can say about Spice & Wolf is that I watched a couple of episodes and for me it was about as exciting as watching paint dry.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Bandai - 04/04/10 07:07 PM

Originally Posted By: zrdb
All I can say about Spice & Wolf is that I watched a couple of episodes and for me it was about as exciting as watching paint dry.

What color? laugh
Posted by: DemonXSoultaker

Re: Bandai - 04/04/10 07:42 PM

I like to watch red paint dry the most green is the least fun. =/
Posted by: stargates

Re: Bandai - 07/01/10 09:07 PM

Came across this anime news which i thought was worth passing on from ANN . Pretty sweet.

Posted by: baldylox

Re: Bandai - 07/02/10 07:37 AM

I was wondering when someone was going to nab that show. From what I gather it has a huge following in Japan and was super popular. It's running it's second season now and it has also been popular. Not that I have been waiting for this specific show to get licenced or anything but since it has been, I'll be buying it. I just hope they do dub it and do releases on both DVD and BR.


Billy
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Bandai - 07/02/10 04:49 PM

Any word on if anybody in the US picked up that "Tenchi Spinoff"
they were talking about?

Or when exactly the rest of Hellsing Ultimate would get a US DVD?

Or if anybody "rescued" Strawberry Marshmallow (since they said
something about an OVA & sixth volume of the manga).
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Bandai - 07/02/10 06:25 PM

It's nice to know that someone finally picked up K-On!-but I have to say that if Bandai decides not to dub it then my 1080P fansubs from a well known group aren't going anywhere.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: Bandai - 07/02/10 06:41 PM

Originally Posted By: zrdb
It's nice to know that someone finally picked up K-On!-but I have to say that if Bandai decides not to dub it then my 1080P fansubs from a well known group aren't going anywhere.
Considering that they're are going to go the Haruhi route as far as promoting it, I assume that they must have intentions of dubbing it.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Bandai - 07/06/10 12:46 PM

Originally Posted By: EricDent
Or when exactly the rest of Hellsing Ultimate would get a US DVD?

Yeah, I had almost forgotten about that. Per Wikipedia:

Originally Posted By: Wikipedia
At Anime Expo 2010, Funimation Entertainment announced that they do have both OVA episodes 5-7 and the original TV series and will be released in 2011.

I hope each OVA will be released separately. I did a quick look on Funimation's website, but I didn't see anything regarding release details.

I'd also like for someone to re-release Gunsmith Cats so that I can finally see it.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Bandai - 07/06/10 05:44 PM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
I'd also like for someone to re-release Gunsmith Cats so that I can finally see it.


Same here. I've been wanting to see this one for some time myself.
Posted by: baldylox

Re: Bandai - 07/06/10 08:21 PM

I picked up a copy of Gunsmith Cats on Amazon a year ago for $10 and it was NOT a bootleg. Came up on my first search there. I haven't looked lately since I already own it but ebay never seems to have one under $30 if there is even one listed.

Very cool show tho.... not near as good as the manga but still a worthy purchase if you can locate it.


Billy
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: Bandai - 07/07/10 01:07 AM

Gunsmith Cats... the anime so nice, I bought it twice. grin
Once for way too much on VHS (each of the three episodes on single tapes dubbed only) and the second time as the Anime Essential version DVD. Sooner or later I'll probably unload the VHS version if I ever get an eBay account.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Bandai - 07/07/10 08:26 AM

Originally Posted By: baldylox
I picked up a copy of Gunsmith Cats on Amazon a year ago for $10 and it was NOT a bootleg.

You found it brand new, unopened, still in the shrink wrap, for $10.00? Why can't I find stuff like that? frown
Posted by: baldylox

Re: Bandai - 07/07/10 02:50 PM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
Originally Posted By: baldylox
I picked up a copy of Gunsmith Cats on Amazon a year ago for $10 and it was NOT a bootleg.

You found it brand new, unopened, still in the shrink wrap, for $10.00? Why can't I find stuff like that? frown


I don't think I said that or insinuated it either. smile No, it was not sealed or brand new, but it was in great condition with no scratches on it and it was the original OVA release ( all 3 eps on one disc ). I'll admit it was lucky to find it and even luckier to get a used one with no problems.


Billy
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Bandai - 07/07/10 10:32 PM

Oh, well, that's different. I've run across a few used copies, but I want a brand new one. Sorry for the confusion. smile
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Bandai - 07/07/10 11:36 PM

Originally Posted By: baldylox
I picked up a copy of Gunsmith Cats on Amazon a year ago for $10 and it was NOT a bootleg. Came up on my first search there. I haven't looked lately since I already own it but ebay never seems to have one under $30 if there is even one listed.

Very cool show tho.... not near as good as the manga but still a worthy purchase if you can locate it.


Billy


I've got a copy of Gunsmith Cats-but it's an hk R1 rip and the video quality is crappy-can't really call it a bootleg because the R1 is oop and Sentai no longer has the license.
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Bandai - 07/08/10 04:07 PM

Yeah, I heard about the good news for Hellsing Ultimate from FUNI. Just hope they get the whole cast back for the dub.

Trigun movie is good news as well, but with JYB supposedly "quitting" anime, who else could be Vash in the dub?
Also I thought that the girls who played Millie & Meryl have "retired" from voice acting...

Would really love to hear any good news about a possible Strawberry Marshmallow rescue, and the release of the OVA.
I also heard they were considering another volume of the manga as well.

Also really surprised (since FUNI got the rest of Tenchi) that they still have not said anything about the "Tenchi Spin-off" that was revealed sometime last year...
Posted by: sawmill

Re: Bandai - 07/11/10 05:30 PM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
Originally Posted By: baldylox
I picked up a copy of Gunsmith Cats on Amazon a year ago for $10 and it was NOT a bootleg.

You found it brand new, unopened, still in the shrink wrap, for $10.00? Why can't I find stuff like that? frown

Pretty sure I have both regular and EA DVDs. My notes show for $8 and $11. Years ago. Sorry. GSC was a high priority purchase for me back then. Especially once it seemed to be going OOP. Saved the TRSI links in my notes. Both show that my purchases have been purged. That long ago.

Don't think I have any extras. Sometimes I buy extras just to get one in good condition. Especially for bargain bin items on a counter. Don't recall GSC ever making it to the bargain bin. Pretty popular DVD even back then.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Bandai - 07/13/10 04:49 PM

Try finding New Dominion Tank Police or Spirit Of Wonder-Miss China's Ring-the last one was almost impossible to locate.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Bandai - 07/13/10 08:00 PM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
Originally Posted By: baldylox
I picked up a copy of Gunsmith Cats on Amazon a year ago for $10 and it was NOT a bootleg.

You found it brand new, unopened, still in the shrink wrap, for $10.00? Why can't I find stuff like that? frown



The cheapest i've seen it for is $20, but that's R4. The cheapest i've seen in R1 is $125-$170 range. I'd like it but not that badly.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Bandai - 07/13/10 08:02 PM

Originally Posted By: zrdb
Try finding New Dominion Tank Police...



Another title i'd like to find myself.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Bandai - 07/14/10 10:39 AM

Originally Posted By: stargates
The cheapest i've seen it for is $20, but that's R4.

If you see that again, please PM me. I don't care what region the disc is, as long as it includes an English dub and subtitles, and it's brand new.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Bandai - 07/14/10 08:38 PM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Originally Posted By: Stefanie
Originally Posted By: baldylox
I picked up a copy of Gunsmith Cats on Amazon a year ago for $10 and it was NOT a bootleg.

You found it brand new, unopened, still in the shrink wrap, for $10.00? Why can't I find stuff like that? frown



The cheapest i've seen it for is $20, but that's R4. The cheapest i've seen in R1 is $125-$170 range. I'd like it but not that badly.


Yeah-where in the hell did you find an R4? I've seen GSC for 40 to 50 bucks on amazon recently.
Posted by: sawmill

Re: Bandai - 07/14/10 10:09 PM

Originally Posted By: zrdb
Try finding New Dominion Tank Police or Spirit Of Wonder-Miss China's Ring-the last one was almost impossible to locate.

Not interested in NDTP after renting it years ago.

Did pick up China's ring at a little over 2X MSRP (ouch) but it was gift money, so no budget. I usually use the gift money for imports but not so much this time.

Posted by: stargates

Re: Bandai - 08/17/10 07:15 PM

New titles upcoming from Section 23 for Nov. Including Taisho Girls Baseball and Hell Girl.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/press-release/2010-08-17/section23-films-announces-november-slate
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Anime News - 08/18/10 10:12 AM

Ghost Sweeper Mikami looks interesting.

Originally Posted By: ANN
Plot Summary: Reiko Mikami is a very beautiful, greedy, and skillful ghost hunter, and her dream is to have more and more money. Her assistant is Tadao Yokoshima, who is very perverted, but very loyal, just because he desires Mikami, although she treats him like garbage, and always manipulates him to do the dangerous tasks.

The summary reminds me of a later title, Ghost Talker's Daydream, which I enjoyed. If it gets a dub, I'll take a chance on it.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 08/18/10 04:33 PM

Taisho Girls Baseball is a definate buy for me.


I'm suprised that more titles by Sentai haven't been dubbed. It seems like they are trying to go the most economical route by dubbing the more popular titles and keeping the rest as sub only.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 08/18/10 07:33 PM

Originally Posted By: stargates
I'm surprised that more titles by Sentai haven't been dubbed. It seems like they are trying to go the most economical route by dubbing the more popular titles and keeping the rest as sub only.


You shouldn't be surprised. Sentai has made it pretty clear, that they are only dubbing titles that are being acquired by the other territories (UK, AU, ect...). The primary reason why is because those territories will help pay for the dub costs.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 08/19/10 08:37 AM

Really? I missed that one.

If that were the case and other territories were pooling their money, wouldn't we be seeing more titles dubbed?
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 08/19/10 10:17 AM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Really? I missed that one.

If that were the case and other territories were pooling their money, wouldn't we be seeing more titles dubbed?


Not really! The UK and AU markets are pretty small compared to the US market. Many of them are acquiring titles that Funimation licensed. That way they just have to pay a little more for the license and they get the dub and translations (subs) without much effort.

The only titles that they are willing the pay part of the tab are sure fire hits, such as Clannad.
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 08/24/10 04:58 PM

Today we have really sad news.

Director Satoshi Kon died at the age of 47.

He had cancer according to Anime News Network.

He will be missed.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Anime News - 08/24/10 05:00 PM

That's terrible news. I had no idea. What an unfortunate loss for everyone.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 08/24/10 05:09 PM

Wow. That is sad news. And he really wasn't that old either.


Here's the link if anyone wants to read it.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 08/24/10 09:06 PM

What's really weird is that I was watching Perfect Blue just last night. I belive he died of lpancreatic cancer-I saw him at a convention once, he seemed like a nice guy. It's a damn shame if you ask me. I really liked his stuff-especially Millennium Actress. RIP
Posted by: baldylox

Re: Anime News - 08/24/10 09:13 PM

Yes, bad news indeed. And like zrdb said, I *just* watched Millenium Actress this past Sunday. An excellent film too. I really enjoyed it alot.

RIP Kon-sama.


Billy
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Anime News - 08/25/10 09:10 AM

Originally Posted By: ANN
Update: The Tokyo Shimbun paper reports that Kon's age was 46.

He was just a bit older than I am. This reminds me of Sunao Yoshida (Trinity Blood) dying at 34.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Anime News - 08/25/10 09:22 AM

..or Ritsuko Okazaki (Singer/Songwriter for Fruits Basket, Princess Tutu, etc.) suddenly dying at 44...
Posted by: lcummins

Re: Anime News - 08/25/10 04:26 PM

From Anime News Network...

IG Port, the parent company of the anime studios Production I.G and Xebec, announced on Monday that film producer Avi Arad has been installed as chairperson of Production I.G's American affiliate, Production I.G., LLC. Through Arad's connections, Production I.G., LLC. plans to strengthen and expand its global animation production efforts and business development. Production I.G established its American arm in Los Angeles in May of 1997.

Arad has been prominent in Hollywood industry circles as a major producer behind the Marvel Studios film franchises such as X-Men, Spider-Man, and Iron Man. Arad is still involved in the Marvel films, but he resigned as the head of Marvel Studios to form his own production company in 2006.
Arad is also involved in DreamWorks' upcoming live-action adaptation of Masamune Shirow's science-fiction manga Ghost in the Shell. Production I.G already adapted Ghost in the Shell into a well-known anime franchise.
Production I.G had previously confirmed at Anime Expo in July that it is working with Arad to create a comic titled Innocent (not to be confused with Production I.G's animated film Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence). Arad is also involved as an executive advisor in Namco Bandai's efforts to adapt the Pac-Man video games for television again. Source: AnimeAnime.biz
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 08/25/10 04:29 PM

Another one dies... Key Animation Director Shojuro Yamauchi.

Hopefully it won't be a three-some like most "famous" people die in sets of three...

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-08-25/director/key-animator-shojuro-yamauchi-passes-away

He also will be missed.
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 08/26/10 10:21 PM

Oh, no the "rule of three" applies to Japanese anime people...

Kihachiro Kawamoto died today. So that is three talented anime
people in one week, ouch...

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-08-26/puppeteer/animator-kihachiro-kawamoto-passes-away
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 09/09/10 01:37 PM

A little something from ANN .
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: Anime News - 09/10/10 12:36 AM

Eh... make it Aria and then I'll care. grin
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 09/10/10 12:38 PM

Ditto for me.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 11/08/10 07:15 PM

From ANN. Funimation picks up three former ADV titles that i thought ADV/Section 23 wouldn't give up since the titles are strongly associated with ADV(Section 23). But, i guess it's true that everything does have a price.
Posted by: LuckySeven

Re: Anime News - 12/02/10 03:39 PM

Boobies for the Win! Sekirei Sells Out at Distributor Level!:

Wow what can I say? This has got to be one of the more surprising things I've heard of as far as the anime biz goes lately. Sure, its a fan service anime so it was gonna sell decent anyways, but completely sold out? I'm just kinda speechless...
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 12/02/10 10:00 PM

You would think that you would hear this about Queens Blade, Ikkitousen, or Kanokon. But Sekieri? Wow.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 12/02/10 10:56 PM

I'm very down on Crapimation (there-I said it) for "rescuing" so many ADV titles-I already own all the ones I want-the re-releases are generally inferior to the originial ones-video quality wise, extras are non existent. I mean there is some value for people who didn't get them the first time around and can't afford the prices on amazon for the originial ones. Guess it's a matter of preference-for me it just doesn't work. I just got done watching Sekirei (fansubbed) and boobies aside it does have a fairly good story and the characters are likeable-guess people are falling for the advertising surrounding the series. The sequel is just as entertaining.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 12/03/10 08:08 AM

Originally Posted By: stargates
You would think that you would hear this about Queens Blade, Ikkitousen, or Kanokon. But Sekieri? Wow.


We have over at Mania boards (John is a regular there). Both Ikki Tousen: Dragon Destiny and Queen's Blade are selling really well for Media Blasters. Kanokon on the other hand didn't do so well.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 12/03/10 12:23 PM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
Both Ikki Tousen: Dragon Destiny and Queen's Blade are selling really well for Media Blasters.



I don't doubt it. Especially the way that the fans get in a tizzy each time a vol was delayed time and again. I was just suprised that Sekieri sold out. I had a feeling that it would have a following but i didn't realize that it would sell out as quick as it did.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 12/03/10 12:58 PM

Originally Posted By: stargates
I was just surprised that Sekieri sold out. I had a feeling that it would have a following but i didn't realize that it would sell out as quick as it did.

You shouldn't be really surprised, since we don't have much information. There are a couple questions that are going to be remain unanswered.

1.) How many units did they make for the initial print run?
2.) Were there any last minute orders from the big retailers?

The first one can really change the story. We don't know how many units they made. For all we know they only made a 1,000 copies (highly doubtful).

Keep in mind that when they say that they "sold out at the distributor level". It means that a lot of retailers bought the title from the distributors (the middleman) and there are open orders that still need to be filled. It's not counting actual sales at the retail level, so there is still a chance that this title could under preform (ie a lot of store returns). This leads to that second question.

Sometimes times you can get a last minute order in from a major retailer and that will throw the whole thing into a loop. For example, let's say that Funimation made enough copies to meet prebook sales (preorders from retailers). However, in the last minute Walmart decided to place an order for a few thousand units.

In my eyes, this press release is nothing more that an advertising/PR stunt. They are just trying to get more retail sales on the title, because as you can see Right Stuf still has the title in stock and for 40% off at that.

Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 12/03/10 02:45 PM

I get what you're saying and agree that not enough info is known at this time. However another well known online anime retailer also mentioned that they had already run out of stock of their supply as well.

I think that maybe their initial estimates of how many units were needed was low and then sold out. Since they sold out and are scrambling to restock, this maybe a reason for the advertising/PR stunt that you mentioned. Use their short supply of stock to their advantage by making it sound like this series is the hottest thing out there.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 02/04/11 04:02 PM

Got a question here. Bandai is releasing K-ON! and The Girl Who Leapt Through Space on April 26.However, it's only vol 1 (k-on 4 eps, girl who leapt through space 1-7), are they going to do a release again of singles with artbox for these series or is this just a bunch of singles later to be an Anime Legends release later? I thought that most of companies were done with the singles releases? Even the blu releases are only going to have only just a couple of eps each disc as well.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Anime News - 02/04/11 04:35 PM

I think they're expecting K-On! to be the "next big thing" so it's no surprise that they've gone with an approach that will milk the sales to their fullest. Only Bandai know for sure whether they'll offer a cheaper condensed offering in the future but I imagine it won't be any time soon, at least for K-On!.

As for The Girl Who Leapt Through Space, they seem to be continuing with their perplexing hybrid of the old Bandai Visual approach of extra-less, sub-only, individual DVD volumes of a lesser-known series with a per episode price falling somewhere decidedly above the current sub-only norm and often even a bit above most current hybrid releases.

That said, it's a huge improvement over the Gundam Unicorn, et al pricing so perhaps this is a faint sign of their excruciatingly slow adaptation to reality.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 02/04/11 06:40 PM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
That said, it's a huge improvement over the Gundam Unicorn, et al pricing so perhaps this is a faint sign of their excruciatingly slow adaptation to reality.

Gundam Unicorn is a unique case though, since it's getting a simultaneous release with Japan. The only difference between the two releases is the case cover (US version is in English). The BD discs are all being produced at the same place (in Japan).
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 02/04/11 06:44 PM

Notice how a fluff series like K-On merits a dub while Sora Kake Girl is subbed only which in my opinion is a much better show than K-On-and then they wonder why people won't buy their releases. I know I won't be buying either series. BTW-I don't hate K-On-I just think Bandai needs to get their s**t straightned out. If Sentai can listen and re-release Clannad-After Story dubbed why can't Bandai release dubbed series too? And I already pre-ordered CAS.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 02/04/11 07:07 PM

Well, like Tsunami said, Bandai is banking on K-ON! being the next big thing with them. It would explain why they would give the series a dub. If Bandai wants that series to be the next big thing however they need to pick up the second season and movie too.

As for puchases, while i do prefer the singles with artbox, i think that i might wait for the Anime Legends releases on these titles.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 02/10/11 11:11 AM

Came across this info. Urusei Yatsura is going OOP. According to AnimEigo they said that they are unable to renew the license for the series. So get 'em while you can.


This is one series that i've been on the fence about. Now i think that i'll give it a try and decide if i'm going to keep after it.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Anime News - 02/10/11 11:25 AM

I've got the last ten volumes to get. I have all the movies and OVA's. I guess this will light the fire to get me to finish.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 02/15/11 10:43 AM

I just need to sit down and check out the series and see if i'm going to make a mad dash to get the dvd's or not before they are gone.




In other news... Aniplex is having some problems with their packaging for the blu-ray movie boxset for The Garden of Sinners. I wonder how many customers actually did encounter this problem.
Posted by: Chalryn

Re: Anime News - 03/25/11 09:04 PM

Sentai Filmworks licensed Angel Beats!

Huzzah!
DVD and Blu-ray both confirmed, as is a dub.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Anime News - 03/26/11 09:34 AM

Originally Posted By: Chalryn
Sentai Filmworks licensed Angel Beats!

Huzzah!
DVD and Blu-ray both confirmed, as is a dub.

Sounds great. Now I'd like to hear that someone is going to license Under the Innocent Sky. smile
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 03/26/11 10:53 AM

I was reading some jerk's comments in another well known anime site complaining about how bad Sentai's dubs, subtitles, packaging, etc. are-I told him or her they didn't have to buy Sentai's stuff if that's the way they feel.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Anime News - 03/28/11 12:24 PM

These days, I'm not as picky about the acting quality in English audio tracks as I used to be. Unless the dubs were recorded by Stephen Hawking, I'm just glad dubs are there at all.

[color:#000000]<DECtalk DTC01 voice synthesizer>
"Miaka... Miaka... Miaka..."</DECtalk DTC01 voice synthesizer>[/color]
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 06/14/11 01:50 AM

Said jerk should check out Sentai Filmwork's High School Of The Dead. Then he'd change his tune. That show is freakin' sweet! Great artwork. Rockin' music. Innovative character designs and a unique animation style. Yay Sentai!
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 06/14/11 10:45 AM

Yeah-Sentai's really been getting their act together lately, most of the anime I've gotten in the last 6 months have been releases of theirs.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 06/15/11 06:19 PM

Speaking of Sekirei, anyone know if 2nd season will be picked up stateside?
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 06/15/11 06:45 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku
Speaking of Sekirei, anyone know if 2nd season will be picked up stateside?

Funimation has it, but as always there is a long lead time between the license announcement and when they actually release it.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 06/15/11 07:46 PM

Originally Posted By: zrdb
I was reading some jerk's comments in another well known anime site complaining about how bad Sentai's dubs, subtitles, packaging, etc. are-I told him or her they didn't have to buy Sentai's stuff if that's the way they feel.


There's always one in the crowd. But i do have to agree that Sentai/Section 23 do seem to be doing pretty well. Hopefully that momentum will keep going for some time to come.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Anime News - 06/16/11 08:50 AM

As consumers, and as anime fans, it's our business to complain when warranted, but if Sentai/Section 23 is getting its act together after the ADV collapse, that's good news, especially if they're producing more English dubs and releasing more titles on BD.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 06/16/11 09:38 AM

While they are still doing a number of sub-only titles, i've noticed that the number of the dubs they have done recently has gone up as well. It's something that i like to look at when their new releases are posted.
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 11/05/11 12:45 AM

Ok since Stargates pointed out this little topic, which has not been updated in a while. I will add some news.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-11-04/funimation-acquires-hellsing-ultimate-volume-viii

Funimation got Hellsing Ulitamate 8, and yes ALL the dub cast is coming back to do volumes 5-8. No word on how, when, or how much these will be.

Also apparently the Sailor Moon manga is really really popular now that they brought it back, it sold over 50,000 copies and they had to print more.

In other news they are going forward with the Akira live action movie, and they are trying to get Keira Knightly in it, though I don't really remember that many girls in the anime movie.

Feel free to add stuff to this so we don't make a bunch of random topics...
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 11/05/11 11:10 AM

Just because Sailor Moon manga is selling well doesn't necessarily mean that the anime will be re-released here anytime in the next 100 years.
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 11/30/11 06:34 PM

Apparently Strike Witches 2 might come out in Japan (with a dub) before we get it in the USA.

Of course it's Blu-Ray only, and costs over $400...

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/201...ub/sub-in-japan
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 11/30/11 06:44 PM

Originally Posted By: EricDent
Apparently Strike Witches 2 might come out in Japan (with a dub) before we get it in the USA.

Of course it's Blu-Ray only, and costs over $400...

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/201...ub/sub-in-japan



WWWHHHAAATTTT!!!!!!!!!!!! shocked
What has the world come to?
Someone has to explain to me the sales logic here.
Plus the blu-Ray only wont be for use too will it? ( we'll get a dvd won't we?? )
I LOVE Strike Witches, but this News is just putting me off.
And I was so looking forward to Strike Witches 2... cry

This is a Madhouse I tell you, a Madhouse!!!!
cry cry cry
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 11/30/11 07:45 PM

Originally Posted By: BWBODDY
Originally Posted By: EricDent
Apparently Strike Witches 2 might come out in Japan (with a dub) before we get it in the USA.

Of course it's Blu-Ray only, and costs over $400...

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/201...ub/sub-in-japan



WWWHHHAAATTTT!!!!!!!!!!!! shocked
What has the world come to?
Someone has to explain to me the sales logic here.
Plus the blu-Ray only wont be for use too will it? ( we'll get a dvd won't we?? )

It just means that chances of a US Blu-ray release from Funimation has just dropped significantly.

Funimation has the license to the show, so we will see a DVD release at the very least.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 11/30/11 10:06 PM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
Originally Posted By: BWBODDY
Originally Posted By: EricDent
Apparently Strike Witches 2 might come out in Japan (with a dub) before we get it in the USA.

Of course it's Blu-Ray only, and costs over $400...

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/201...ub/sub-in-japan



WWWHHHAAATTTT!!!!!!!!!!!! shocked
What has the world come to?
Someone has to explain to me the sales logic here.
Plus the blu-Ray only wont be for use too will it? ( we'll get a dvd won't we?? )

It just means that chances of a US Blu-ray release from Funimation has just dropped.

Funimation has the license to the show, so we will see a DVD release at the very least.


I glad That I will eventually get Strike Witches 2.
Im glad there are people like you here, Im sure there are a lot more like you here.
That know whats going on beyond just seeing a DVD for sale and buying it based
on the info. ( and reviews, if any ) shown on the item description page.

Im learning to ask more questions and seek out additional information on my own.
Still, its minor compared to the Treasure Trove of info. Some of one guys seem to possess.

Still almost all of my Anime information comes form this Forum

TRSI is great! & I love you guys!
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 12/01/11 01:26 AM

Some more rather sad news:

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-11-30/voice-actress-singer-michal-friedman-passes-away

She was the wife of Dan Green, and died after complications while giving birth (via c-section) to twins. They are taking donations to help with the cost of taking care of the twins, whom were born healthy.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 12/01/11 10:14 AM

That's a shame.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 12/01/11 10:30 AM

Originally Posted By: BWBODDY
Still almost all of my Anime information comes form this Forum

Truth be told! That's what I do. However, I attend more than one anime forum.

I don't watch simulcasts or fansubs. I'm pretty much a blind buyer, that uses the forums as a shopper's guide. I can tell which titles to get and which titles to avoid by just reading the forums.


Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 12/01/11 06:19 PM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
Originally Posted By: BWBODDY
Originally Posted By: EricDent
Apparently Strike Witches 2 might come out in Japan (with a dub) before we get it in the USA.

Of course it's Blu-Ray only, and costs over $400...

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/201...ub/sub-in-japan



WWWHHHAAATTTT!!!!!!!!!!!! shocked
What has the world come to?
Someone has to explain to me the sales logic here.
Plus the blu-Ray only wont be for use too will it? ( we'll get a dvd won't we?? )

It just means that chances of a US Blu-ray release from Funimation has just dropped significantly.

Funimation has the license to the show, so we will see a DVD release at the very least.
Oh my god, thank you joelgundam01. I couldn't go on knowing that Pantsu Witches Season 2 wouldn't be available on DVD. Seriously, I don't think I could go on.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 12/01/11 08:41 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku
Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
Originally Posted By: BWBODDY
Originally Posted By: EricDent
Apparently Strike Witches 2 might come out in Japan (with a dub) before we get it in the USA.

Of course it's Blu-Ray only, and costs over $400...

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/201...ub/sub-in-japan



WWWHHHAAATTTT!!!!!!!!!!!! shocked
What has the world come to?
Someone has to explain to me the sales logic here.
Plus the blu-Ray only wont be for use too will it? ( we'll get a dvd won't we?? )

It just means that chances of a US Blu-ray release from Funimation has just dropped significantly.

Funimation has the license to the show, so we will see a DVD release at the very least.
Oh my god, thank you joelgundam01. I couldn't go on knowing that Pantsu Witches Season 2 wouldn't be available on DVD. Seriously, I don't think I could go on.


EXACTLY I couldnt of said it better myself !!! smile
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 12/01/11 10:17 PM

Yay, Pantsu! angel
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 12/02/11 12:35 PM



this is from the "In the News" section

Fate/Zero Blu-ray Box 1 (S)
(http://www.rightstuf.com/i/4534530051691

My God
shocked
Do people really pay that price for this stuff???
And ( only ) 13 episodes to boot.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 12/02/11 12:45 PM

Originally Posted By: BWBODDY
this is from the "In the News" section

Fate/Zero Blu-ray Box 1 (S)
(http://www.rightstuf.com/i/4534530051691

My God
shocked
Do people really pay that price for this stuff???
And ( only ) 13 episodes to boot.


Only the importers and that's what this is. It's an import with a couple of extra goodies.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 12/02/11 01:06 PM

I'd pay, if it was released on DVD; as a complete set with the Stay/Night series.
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 02/02/12 10:50 AM

New licence announcements within the last few weeks.

Sentai Pictures rescues it's old ADV licence of GetBackers.

Sentai also got Zettai Karen Children

Funimation got Haganai

NISA got Daily Lives of High School Boys
Posted by: ANON152

Re: Anime News - 02/02/12 11:22 AM

Has anyone heard any news regarding Mayo Chiki? If anyone has yet to acquire the rights or not
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 02/04/12 10:01 AM

One recent series that I wish somebody would license is Hanasaku Iroha.
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 02/05/12 02:01 AM

Bad news for Ikki Tousen Great Guardians & Bakuman both are delayed indefinitely from Media Blasters.

Sentai also got The Book of Bantorra, & Psychic Squad.

NISA got Occult Acadamy TV.

Funimation got the broadcast/merchandise rights (no DVD) for Pretear.
Posted by: ANON152

Re: Anime News - 02/05/12 03:18 AM

Originally Posted By: EricDent
Bad news for Ikki Tousen Great Guardians & Bakuman both are delayed indefinitely from Media Blasters.

Sentai also got The Book of Bantorra, & Psychic Squad.

NISA got Occult Acadamy TV.

Funimation got the broadcast/merchandise rights (no DVD) for Pretear.


That sucks about Ikki Tousen, but it's not earth shattering I guess.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 02/05/12 08:03 AM

Nooo!
Posted by: ANON152

Re: Anime News - 02/05/12 08:04 AM

Originally Posted By: kiku
Nooo!


I stand corrected
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 02/05/12 08:43 AM

In the name of all that is good (and pantsu) give me my Camel Tousen!
Posted by: ANON152

Re: Anime News - 02/05/12 09:02 AM

Originally Posted By: kiku
In the name of all that is good (and pantsu) give me my Camel Tousen!


I stand very corrected
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 02/05/12 09:28 AM

Originally Posted By: kiku
In the name of all that is good (and pantsu) give me my Camel Tousen!

I don't even has to say a thing...
kiku speaks for me as well in these Matters...
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 02/05/12 09:55 AM

Originally Posted By: EricDent
Bad news for Ikki Tousen Great Guardians & Bakuman both are delayed indefinitely from Media Blasters.

Sentai also got The Book of Bantorra, & Psychic Squad.

NISA got Occult Acadamy TV.

Funimation got the broadcast/merchandise rights (no DVD) for Pretear.


Hey Eric
I didnt get a PM saying you got them and than I kind of forgot about it.
Did You ever get those Cases ?
Ive been wondering about that since I remembered it.
( Ive had packages go missing before, I want to make sure this isn't one of those times )
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 02/05/12 01:42 PM

Yeah, I got them, but am kinda poor at the moment, so I don't think I will be able to pay you back for them. It was about $7 for the shipping.

I appreciate the cases, it's way easier to deal with multiple disc shows in those kinds of cases that you sent.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 02/05/12 03:57 PM

Originally Posted By: EricDent
Yeah, I got them, but am kinda poor at the moment, so I don't think I will be able to pay you back for them. It was about $7 for the shipping.

I appreciate the cases, it's way easier to deal with multiple disc shows in those kinds of cases that you sent.

Im glad you got them (thats the main thing ) I know you said youd send something for the shipping reimbursement ( but thats your call )
But the real reward is in the Giving I get great joy out of doing that.


Eric, Im glad you got the Cases and that theyll be of some help to you.
I just did some condensing of my own with the Complete fraggle Rock collection I have for the grandkids.
( I cut the space it takes up by half )

Im starting to feel not all that great now right and Dang-it, there are 10 un-read posts I havent read yet, but Im not going to be able to get to them now.

Hopefully later, Ill feel up to it.
I have to sign off and go lay down for a while.

Talk to you Guys & Gals later
bwboddy
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 02/05/12 11:21 PM

Hope you feel better soon!

I kinda liked Fraggle Rock, though I don't really remember too much about it.
Though I did always wonder what those tubes that those builder guys made tasted like, since the Fraggles were always eating them.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 02/06/12 07:55 AM

Originally Posted By: EricDent
Hope you feel better soon!

I kinda liked Fraggle Rock, though I don't really remember too much about it.
Though I did always wonder what those tubes that those builder guys made tasted like, since the Fraggles were always eating them.


Those little guys were called Doozers and they werent eaten by the Fraggles, what they did was build, and the construction, roads, bridges, etc
That they were always building is what the Fraggles liked to eat, well that and Radishes and the Doozers were fine with that.
( Radishes were Raw Material for Doozer Construction )
Because building things that the Fraggles would than eat is what the Doozers Do .
Now the Gorgs, were the ones that where always trying to catch the Fraggles, but none of them ever got eaten ether.

P.S.
And Thanks
I do feel better, I had just taken some Meds. and I hadnt eaten for a while.
I just had to eat something and rest for a little bit, than it past.
( Normally I dont suffer from the Meds on an empty Stomach thing )

Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 02/07/12 02:06 PM

Fraggle Rock-I'll take Ann Of Green Gables anytime ovver that.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 02/10/12 09:04 PM

shocked Aaaaahhh cry
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 02/11/12 08:41 AM

Anime Today Forum Posting News
On 02-10-12
BWBODDY has been promoted from Captain to Commodore

grin Congratulations Me grin
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 02/11/12 11:32 AM

Nobody congratulated me when I made rear admiral-not that I really give a darn-but I was so sick the past 2 days from food poisoning it wasn't even funny, I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 02/11/12 01:49 PM

Originally Posted By: zrdb
Nobody congratulated me when I made rear admiral-not that I really give a darn-but I was so sick the past 2 days from food poisoning it wasn't even funny, I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy.

laugh !! Congratulations on making UPSF Rear Admiral zrdb !! laugh
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 02/11/12 06:05 PM

Originally Posted By: zrdb
Nobody congratulated me when I made rear admiral-not that I really give a darn-but I was so sick the past 2 days from food poisoning it wasn't even funny, I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy.
That's terrible. Did you have to go to the hospital? Are you O.K.? I hope that you get better soon. Oh yeah, and where did you eat; so I know not to eat there?
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 02/11/12 06:35 PM

I went to see the doctor-he tried to tell me I might have appendicitis and I said no-it happened about an hour after I ate a can of green pea soup-it was food poisoning. Never suffered from that before and I don't want to again-talk about miserable. Thanks bw-hope you make admiral someday.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 02/11/12 06:47 PM

Anime Today Forum News update
kiku just made ... UPSF Rear Admiral ...
Congratulations "Rear Admiral kiku" on your promotion !

( cry So far the only one that has congratulated me .. Was me .. Even when zrdb brought it up there wasnt a congratulation's in there cry )
Posted by: Manhiem

Re: Anime News - 02/11/12 07:42 PM

Congratulations on your recent promotions, one and all. smile
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 02/12/12 04:07 AM

Originally Posted By: BWBODDY
Anime Today Forum News update
kiku just made ... UPSF Rear Admiral ...
Congratulations "Rear Admiral kiku" on your promotion !

( cry So far the only one that has congratulated me .. Was me .. Even when zrdb brought it up there wasnt a congratulation's in there cry )


But I did-it was inferred when I said hope you make rear admiral some day- ya gotta read between the lines.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 02/12/12 07:20 AM

Originally Posted By: zrdb
Originally Posted By: BWBODDY
Anime Today Forum News update
kiku just made ... UPSF Rear Admiral ...
Congratulations "Rear Admiral kiku" on your promotion !

( cry So far the only one that has congratulated me .. Was me .. Even when zrdb brought it up there wasnt a congratulation's in there cry )


But I did-it was inferred when I said hope you make rear admiral some day- ya gotta read between the lines.

crazy OIC grin
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 02/12/12 01:55 PM

I dunno if it's news-but I watched the first 2 episodes of Black Rock Shooter TV and I'm pretty impressed so far.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 02/12/12 05:15 PM

Have you heard anything about A DVD/Bd release zrdb?
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 02/12/12 05:29 PM

You mean here in the us? I think they're planning on it but nothing definite yet.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 02/12/12 05:31 PM

I'm quivering with anticipation. The character designs just look so friggin' cool.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 02/12/12 06:01 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku
I'm quivering with anticipation. The character designs just look so friggin' cool.

I just checked it out, looks sweet.
If it comes here I hope someone that DUBs will get it and release it.

Listen up you NON DUBBING American Anime distributors, stop it Stop it right now !!

THAT MEANS YOU Sentai Filmworks
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 02/12/12 06:05 PM

I'm with you on this one B Dub. Black Rock Shooter's character designs are so over the top excellent that I feel it warrants voice talent.
Posted by: Vata Raven

Re: Anime News - 02/12/12 07:33 PM

Originally Posted By: BWBODDY
Originally Posted By: kiku
I'm quivering with anticipation. The character designs just look so friggin' cool.

I just checked it out, looks sweet.
If it comes here I hope someone that DUBs will get it and release it.

Listen up you NON DUBBING American Anime distributors, stop it Stop it right now !!

THAT MEANS YOU Sentai Filmworks


I do like how they market. Like, if the sub sells well, they'll go back and dub it over. It gets them more money if they do it that way, I think. And they're also taking less of a risk by releasing subs...I think they're just slowly trying to get onto their feet.
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 02/13/12 12:33 AM

You can add NISA, Nozomi, and Aniplex to the list of non-dub companies (mostly). As well as Discotek (I'm guessing).

Posted by: ANON152

Re: Anime News - 02/13/12 05:15 AM

Ok Ive seen Black Rock Shooter in passing and just overlooked it but what is it about?
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 02/13/12 10:24 AM

Originally Posted By: EricDent
You can add NISA, Nozomi, and Aniplex to the list of non-dub companies (mostly). As well as Discotek (I'm guessing).


Discotek is a unique case. They don't dub titles on their own, but they have restored several of them for their releases. Some of the titles they have released have been dubbed in the UK. If there is one available, then they will include it in their release.
Posted by: Vata Raven

Re: Anime News - 02/14/12 02:53 AM

Originally Posted By: EricDent
You can add NISA, Nozomi, and Aniplex to the list of non-dub companies (mostly). As well as Discotek (I'm guessing).


Disotek has few anime, they got DNAngel, and they have some old stuff like Fist of the North Star, and stuff like that, but it's dubbed...I don't think they've dubbed anymore stuff.

And as for the others...I wonder if they would let fans dub the sub-only. Like find a group of people willing to dub them over for little to no cost.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Anime News - 02/14/12 11:09 AM

Originally Posted By: zrdb
Nobody congratulated me when I made rear admiral-not that I really give a darn-but I was so sick the past 2 days from food poisoning it wasn't even funny, I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy.

Congratulations Admiral of the Rear. laugh
That was my rank in the Star Trek group I belong to before I was promoted to Admiral of Vice.grin
Posted by: ANON152

Re: Anime News - 02/15/12 03:38 AM

Im just a lowly LTJG
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 02/19/12 03:06 PM

Not anymore, it's by your post count, so you are now a Lieutenant.
Apparently I finally got enough to get Commodore...

New licenses via ANN:

Funimation got: Level E, & Sengoku Basara - Samurai Kings Film.

Discotek got: Space Adventure Cobra Film.

Sentai got: Fate/Stay night: Unlimited Blade Works Film.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 02/19/12 10:12 PM

Footage from Space Adventure Cobra was used in Matthew Sweet's music video "Girlfriend". Fate/Stay Night, I'm psyched.
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 02/19/12 10:15 PM

I would also point out that Funimation didn't announce Blu-ray or DVD rights for Level E.
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 02/20/12 03:39 PM

Big news for K-ON fans, Sentai got the 2nd season, and Bang Zoom will be dubbing (so they will have the same voices for both seasons).

This is on ANN.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 02/20/12 05:04 PM

Originally Posted By: EricDent
Big news for K-ON fans, Sentai got the 2nd season, and Bang Zoom will be dubbing (so they will have the same voices for both seasons).

This is on ANN.

That good to hear.. grin
I havent bought Season one yet, mainly due to all of the recent changes in Releases lastly.
( Like Strike Witches 2, I'll keep it on Pre-Order till Hell freezes over if I have to, the price I got is way lower than the current listed price )

I was waiting to hear positive news about More K-ON ( Being Dubbed ) before even thinking of putting Season one on my To Buy list.
Depending on where on my To Buy list it will go and on how fast my list moves I may actually end up waiting till a combined Seasons set comes out.

But in the end I'm sure Ill own Season One long before there is a Complete Season two DVD Set,
or a Season 1 & 2 combined Set release.

smile It looks Sweet, Cute and Funny, can't wait
smile
Posted by: Manhiem

Re: Anime News - 02/20/12 05:35 PM

You might be waiting a while on a combined season one and season two set, seeing that two different companies hold the licenses. (Unless Bandai also sold the rights to season one to Sentai.)
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 02/20/12 05:52 PM

Originally Posted By: Manhiem
You might be waiting a while on a combined season one and season two set, seeing that two different companies hold the licenses. (Unless Bandai also sold the rights to season one to Sentai.)

OIC grin
See I just don't keep up with this stuff, I'm just glad people like you are around to keep us lesser informed beings "INFORMED"
grin
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 02/20/12 06:02 PM

All I can say is: YAY!
I'm so happy!
I picked up the 4 singles a bit earier so this is very welcome news.
Thank you Sentai, unlike others I luv ya. wink
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 02/21/12 12:34 PM

My Sentai collection just keeps on getting bigger, and bigger, and bigger.
Posted by: Vata Raven

Re: Anime News - 02/21/12 08:13 PM

Just wish Sentai would have a bit more dubbed stuff. When they license their anime, are they allowed to dub or they like Aniplex and just have dvd licensing rights?
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 02/21/12 08:28 PM

I would imagine that the stuff that is subbed only is licensed that way. As they appear to Blu-ray the stuff that they dub, which normally has to be licensed as well as the Japanese are very picky about stuff that gets Blu-rayed here.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 02/21/12 08:35 PM

Originally Posted By: EricDent
Big news for K-ON fans, Sentai got the 2nd season, and Bang Zoom will be dubbing (so they will have the same voices for both seasons).

This is on ANN.


You're s******g me, aren't you? No way in hell that could be true? Specially since I just dropped $80 on all four of the K-On! blurays.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 02/21/12 08:41 PM

If it is true or not doesn't really matter as long as someone picked up the series-period.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 02/21/12 08:44 PM

Well-true or not-I love K-On!! just as much or more as K-On!. Probally watched my fansubs of it 4 times already-especially ep. 24 where they finally graduate-excellent concluding episode-it sends the series off the way it was meant to be ended.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 02/21/12 08:46 PM

So do I, and if it's getting released with a dub or not is good news either way.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 02/21/12 08:54 PM

The ost from the new K-On! movie has a lot of really cool music on it.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 02/21/12 08:57 PM

Now that's something that i need to check out.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 02/21/12 08:59 PM

If you want I can pm you a link to it.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 02/21/12 09:05 PM

Thanks. I'd like that.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 02/21/12 09:16 PM

Done-let me know what you think of it.
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 02/21/12 09:26 PM

Just in case you need proof:

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-02-20/sentai-filmworks-licenses-k-on-anime-season-2
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 02/21/12 09:38 PM

You don't have to provide proof-I looked at it over at ann-I was just taken aback by the announcement of it.
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 02/23/12 02:59 PM

Sentai got Kurenai as well.
Posted by: Manhiem

Re: Anime News - 02/25/12 08:27 AM

Hey, Kiku, take a look at this:
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest...figure-unveiled

Problem is, I'm not sure it will ever be offered for sale, since they're bundling it with a magazine issue.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 02/25/12 12:13 PM

Makes me wonder if crapamation intends to release Last Exile-Fam The Silver Wing here on bluray?
Posted by: Gevin

Re: Anime News - 02/25/12 01:07 PM

Zrdb, while we're all entitled to our own opinions on everything,..do you think we can cool it with the thoughtless offhand name calling?

The POOlice won't let me drive drunk
The LOSERment keeps taxing me
CRAPimation is protecting their invested properties
My LAMEbors won't let me park on their lawn
And my BOOss won't let me have a 4 day weekend

It's childish and a tad annoying for those (I'm speaking for myself here) that don't see FUNimation as doing anything wrong.

The nonJapanese speaking people demand to see anime in a language that they understand, so fansubbers provide! This is good! It isn't ideal, but they serve a purpose.
When distributors purchase the rights for these properties and release them at a decent price with a good quality sub/dub and put a halt to the free sharing of said media,.. This is PROGRESS!
The fansubbers wanted the media to be available to more people. The original distributors didn't offer this option, so fansubbers took matters into their own hands. American distributors contracted with the original distributors to spread the series to a new market due to the popularity created by the fansubbers. This counts as a win!!!

Please don't be a spoil sport and cry because now there is a price tag attatched to the media.

I don't mind "agreeing to disagree",.. But you just won't quit with this "Crapamation" BS. It might not be a strike against me, but I can't help but be offended and want to defend their good name.
FUNimation is doing a lot for the anime industry in America, whether you acknowledge that fact or not. The need to be rude or call names just isn't there.
I'm not telling you to love them,.. I'm just saying to please lay off. Or bitch about them regarding specific instances, then move on. ..or be generally rude regarding them elsewhere or through private messaging.
Posted by: Gevin

Re: Anime News - 02/25/12 01:11 PM

I'm really not wanting a forum fight, and I'm sorry that we disagree.
I don't mean to put you on the spot with a conflict,.. But I just think we're all better than silly name calling. It's frustrating.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 02/25/12 03:21 PM

I'm not gonna cry just because you don't approve of me calling them crapamation. I don't happen to like them-if you do-then more power to ya. I don't really care about their logistics in the us anime market and you're entitled to your own views on the subject-I'm not trying to force my opinions on you. All that I'll say is that I'm not going to stop calling them crapamation just because it offends you-if it does then I'm sorry about that-it's not intended as an attack on your personal views. End of story.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 02/25/12 04:01 PM

Originally Posted By: Manhiem
Hey, Kiku, take a look at this:
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest...figure-unveiled

Problem is, I'm not sure it will ever be offered for sale, since they're bundling it with a magazine issue.
That is awesome! So cute, so cute. blush
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 02/25/12 04:41 PM

If it's sold with a magazine, chances are that it might pop up on EBay.

As for the Funimation thing, I also really appreciate them.
Though I am very anti-fansub, and support the US anime industry as much as I can.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 02/25/12 04:51 PM

My shelves are heavy with Funi's products.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 02/25/12 05:55 PM

Don't get wrong-just because I don't like them doesn't mean that I don't buy their releases.
Posted by: Vata Raven

Re: Anime News - 02/25/12 09:01 PM

I buy whatever I like...I buy from Funimation, Bandai, ADV, ect. I have yet to get any Sentai work, I'm finding it hard to rent their titles. But I'm mostly just a DMP manga person. what I would like if Media Blaster would dub more yaoi.

But a question, if Funi cuts down cost of dubbing by having their own studio in the building, why don't the other companies do the same thing? And if companies can't dub titles they get a hold of, why don't they try to raise funds? Like Aniplex has Blue Exorcist, I heard it's awesome and only 13 episodes long...but I can't watch because it's bloody subbed, I can't get past the first 5 minutes of it.
Posted by: Vata Raven

Re: Anime News - 02/25/12 09:03 PM

Why does Funimation dub Live Action movies? I know they dub everything they get a hold of, but...live films is something that really shouldn't be dubbed.
Posted by: Gevin

Re: Anime News - 02/25/12 09:47 PM

While I agree on live films (with the exception of Godzilla and Kung fu films), I'd rather have more features and options than less.
Unless the price takes a huge spike, I'll smile and say thank you for the amazing efforts and quality product.
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 02/25/12 10:31 PM

Godzilla films do have kinda cheesy dubs.
For example there is this rather funny scene in Godzilla Vs King Ghidorah.

(the setting is the Pacific war, the location is Lagos Island, the set is a US Navy battleship)

(a mysterious light flashes across the sky)
Navy crewman: Enemy plane sir?!
Captain: that looked more like something from outer space!
crewman: should I report it sir?!
Captain: what that were being invaded by little green men?!
crewman: no sir, I guess not...
Captain: you can tell your son when he's born, Major Speilburg!!
Major Speilburg (AKA crewman): yes sir! I will sir!

(or something like that)
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 02/25/12 11:50 PM

Originally Posted By: Melissa Golobish
But a question, if Funi cuts down cost of dubbing by having their own studio in the building, why don't the other companies do the same thing?

In a nut shell, it's all about money.

Owning a dubbing studio isn't cheap, especially if you don't produce a lot of product. Funimation and Neo ADV (Sentai, Seraphim Studios) can get away with it, because they always have a lot of product coming in.

Media Blasters, Viz, Nozomi, Aniplex, Bandai (former), Manga Entertainment and NISA don't have that much product. It would cost more money to keep the dubbing studio running, than it is to just out source the dub to someone else.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 02/26/12 11:17 AM

Originally Posted By: BWBODDY
Originally Posted By: EricDent
Big news for K-ON fans, Sentai got the 2nd season, and Bang Zoom will be dubbing (so they will have the same voices for both seasons).

This is on ANN.

That good to hear.. grin
I havent bought Season one yet, mainly due to all of the recent changes in Releases lastly.
( Like Strike Witches 2, I'll keep it on Pre-Order till Hell freezes over if I have to, the price I got is way lower than the current listed price )

I was waiting to hear positive news about More K-ON ( Being Dubbed ) before even thinking of putting Season one on my To Buy list.
Depending on where on my To Buy list it will go and on how fast my list moves I may actually end up waiting till a combined Seasons set comes out.

But in the end I'm sure Ill own Season One long before there is a Complete Season two DVD Set,
or a Season 1 & 2 combined Set release.

smile It looks Sweet, Cute and Funny, can't wait
smile


Oh man-K-On! is just so darn good-and K-On!! is even better.
Posted by: Vata Raven

Re: Anime News - 02/26/12 01:21 PM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
Originally Posted By: Melissa Golobish
But a question, if Funi cuts down cost of dubbing by having their own studio in the building, why don't the other companies do the same thing


In a nut shell, it's all about money.

Owning a dubbing studio isn't cheap, especially if you don't produce a lot of product. Funimation and Neo ADV (Sentai, Seraphim Studios) can get away with it, because they always have a lot of product coming in.

Media Blasters, Viz, Nozomi, Aniplex, Bandai (former), Manga Entertainment and NISA don't have that much product. It would cost more money to keep the dubbing studio running, than it is to just out source the dub to someone else.


Media Blaster...or Anime Works...whoever it is, they put out a lot, and so did Bandai...that's the part I'm not understanding. And NISA dubs all their video games, they're just not dubbing their anime, which is just lame.
Posted by: Manhiem

Re: Anime News - 02/26/12 02:58 PM

Media Blasters may have a big catalog, but they only release a few new titles per year. I think joelgundam01 means that you have to have a lot of throughput - MANY new titles every year - to justify the expense of a dubbing studio.

As for NISA, I, too, thought it peculiar that they would go to the expense of dubbing their games, but not their anime. It could be that they expect to sell many more copies of a game than they expect to sell of an anime.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 02/26/12 05:11 PM

Originally Posted By: Manhiem
Media Blasters may have a big catalog, but they only release a few new titles per year. I think joelgundam01 means that you have to have a lot of throughput - MANY new titles every year - to justify the expense of a dubbing studio.

Correct! Both Funimation and Sentai license over 25 anime titles a year, while the others only license about 5 titles a year.
Posted by: dark_producer

Re: Anime News - 02/26/12 06:26 PM

to give you an idea of how much money and time has to go into a dubbing studio on a professional level, it will cost any one company upwards of $300,000 for a properly designed, properly equipped room, and thats if you dont cut any corners and use a pre-existing room that can be redesigned to be a recording studio. it has to be up to building code as well, you have to deal with security and all that. you also have to find and pay an acoustician or somebody who has experience in designing a recording studio. now to get into the amount of people they would have to hire to run the place. They would need a couple producers who have experience in the dubbing field, a couple recording engineers who are competent, a couple mixing/mastering engineers, the amount of voice actors it would take, id say 10-15 to start and theyll have to cover more than one character sometimes so your paying double over the course of one series, a director or two, a script writer, a talent coordinator/casting director, a maintenance person to maintain the equipment when, and i do mean when, the equipment and computer breaks down or acts up and they cant use just any person they have to know and understand that type of equipment, and sure you could have people double up on duties like how funi does but your not saving yourself any time or money. and it will cost more if you want a seperate mix/mastering room as well. and of course i probably forgot a few people and details but even if you pay your va's as cheap as possible they'll still be dropping a hell of alot of cash. oh and their lease on the building will skyrocket as well probably if they have to build out to include a studio. and these companies probably are making barely any profit on these series and they all know how much time and money has to be invested in something like that. so unless one of these companies starts killing it i dont see it happening. and remember funi had a parent company so that relieved some costs on funi's end.
Posted by: Vata Raven

Re: Anime News - 02/26/12 07:51 PM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
Originally Posted By: Manhiem
Media Blasters may have a big catalog, but they only release a few new titles per year. I think joelgundam01 means that you have to have a lot of throughput - MANY new titles every year - to justify the expense of a dubbing studio.

Correct! Both Funimation and Sentai license over 25 anime titles a year, while the others only license about 5 titles a year.

Thought they put out more than that a year...seeing as how Media Blaster has out nearly as many titles as Funimation...or is it Anime Works, it's one of those two. Either way, I know one of them gets their money off of Rurouni Kenshin. I think Media blaster is hoping to make money off on that new anime they got...the one about the manga artist. And I was sure Bandai came out with more than that.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 02/26/12 11:28 PM

Originally Posted By: dark_producer
remember funi had a parent company so that relieved some costs on funi's end.


Funimation no longer has a parent company. Nivarre sold them to some private investors and they are privately owned once again.

Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 02/26/12 11:36 PM

Media Blasters runs Anime Works, Tokyo Shock, and a couple others IIRC.

They used to put out loads of stuff, but have cut back a lot.
They are having finical troubles, so who knows how much longer they will be around.

Funimation & Sentai put out several (up to 6-7) titles per month, while Media Blasters maybe 1-3.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 02/26/12 11:42 PM

Originally Posted By: Melissa Golobish
Thought they put out more than that a year...seeing as how Media Blaster has out nearly as many titles as Funimation...or is it Anime Works, it's one of those two. Either way, I know one of them gets their money off of Rurouni Kenshin. I think Media blaster is hoping to make money off on that new anime they got...the one about the manga artist. And I was sure Bandai came out with more than that.

You are looking at their enter catalogs, while I'm looking at their recent license announcements.

Rurouni Kenshin was released back in 2002 by Media Blasters. FYI, Anime Works is just a label from Media Blasters.

Media Blasters only announced 5 titles last year (Bakuman being one of them), while Funimation announced over 30 last year alone.

Here is the full list of titles that Funimation have licensed but haven't released out yet on DVD/BD.

http://www.fandompost.com/oldforums/show...-Updates-Thread
Posted by: Vata Raven

Re: Anime News - 02/26/12 11:43 PM

Originally Posted By: EricDent
Media Blasters runs Anime Works, Tokyo Shock, and a couple others IIRC.

They used to put out loads of stuff, but have cut back a lot.
They are having finical troubles, so who knows how much longer they will be around.

Funimation & Sentai put out several (up to 6-7) titles per month, while Media Blasters maybe 1-3.

It's that why they went to hiring free lancers, instead of having a full staff? The guy said they're doing what they can to stay around.
Posted by: Vata Raven

Re: Anime News - 02/26/12 11:53 PM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
You are looking at their enter catalogs, while I'm looking at their recent license announcements.

Rurouni Kenshin was released back in 2002 by Media Blasters. FYI, Anime Works is just a label from Media Blasters.

Media Blasters only announced 5 titles last year (Bakuman being one of them), while Funimation announced over 30 last year alone.

Here is the full list of titles that Funimation have licensed but haven't released out yet on DVD/BD.

http://www.fandompost.com/oldforums/show...-Updates-Thread

I'm very...useless to my anime...it's hard to find stuff. Like...I didn't even know Aniplex was releasing stuff until my friend was crazy about a show early this year. I just learned about Sentai last year, in December. So, I'm behind on...everything.
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 02/26/12 11:57 PM

Yeah that's the story.

I just hope they can actually release Godzilla Vs Megalon on DVD soon.
They are dealing with Toho over an issue with the recent DVD of Destroy All Monsters (which totally blows the old ADV version out of the water).
So there us a hold up on that. Also some of the people they used to help with the DVD had a hard time getting paid (though they finally did recently).

I am a member of the Sci-Fi Japan message boards, and there is loads of talk about the whole mess over in Media Blasters land.

I hope they can stay alive as well, I do like several of their titles.
Plus they do an awesome job on the various monster movies they put on DVD as well.
Posted by: dark_producer

Re: Anime News - 02/27/12 02:22 AM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
Originally Posted By: dark_producer
remember funi had a parent company so that relieved some costs on funi's end.


Funimation no longer has a parent company. Nivarre sold them to some private investors and they are privately owned once again.



indeed, thats why i said 'HAD' lol, in fact i know various people that work for navarre, a neighbor of mine worked there for a few years. its tough for any company to make that leap from sub only to dubbing. its a huge risk. and they know that. and i know most if not all of us would be more inclined to buy an anime if it were dubbed but theres still alot of people out there that dont. on a slight side-note dont forget funi also uses okratron5000 for dubbing and mixing so they arent strictly in-house only but thats more of an alleviating of workload rather than a budget thing. or at least they used to i havent noticed lately if they have used them for recent releases...
Posted by: ANON152

Re: Anime News - 02/27/12 09:01 AM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
Originally Posted By: Melissa Golobish
Thought they put out more than that a year...seeing as how Media Blaster has out nearly as many titles as Funimation...or is it Anime Works, it's one of those two. Either way, I know one of them gets their money off of Rurouni Kenshin. I think Media blaster is hoping to make money off on that new anime they got...the one about the manga artist. And I was sure Bandai came out with more than that.

You are looking at their enter catalogs, while I'm looking at their recent license announcements.

Rurouni Kenshin was released back in 2002 by Media Blasters. FYI, Anime Works is just a label from Media Blasters.

Media Blasters only announced 5 titles last year (Bakuman being one of them), while Funimation announced over 30 last year alone.

Here is the full list of titles that Funimation have licensed but haven't released out yet on DVD/BD.

http://www.fandompost.com/oldforums/show...-Updates-Thread


That sucks, they're holding some really good licenses. But being Funimation, I can at least be rest assured the delays in releases are mostly due to dubbing or some grace period for the Japanese releases to get out or be out a certain amount of time. Hopefully not too long, I've waitied so long for Roberta's Blood Trail and Guilty Crown
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 02/27/12 09:39 AM

We've all been waiting patiently for Roberta's Blood Trail.
Posted by: ANON152

Re: Anime News - 02/27/12 11:54 AM

Originally Posted By: kiku
We've all been waiting patiently for Roberta's Blood Trail.


It's true!!!! cry
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 02/27/12 05:40 PM

Anon Guilty Crown is said to be released late this year. I hope they can keep that. I am looking forward to owning it as well.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 02/27/12 06:47 PM

Originally Posted By: Cheap One
Anon Guilty Crown is said to be released late this year. I hope they can keep that. I am looking forward to owning it as well.


Depends.
If the title tanked in Japan then it might stay on track.
If it did well... it'll get pushed back due to reverse import fears.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 02/27/12 08:08 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku
We've all been waiting patiently for Roberta's Blood Trail.


I got so impatient that I watched it ***subbed and I must say it was excellent.
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 02/27/12 08:30 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Depends.
If the title tanked in Japan then it might stay on track.
If it did well... it'll get pushed back due to reverse import fears.


I'm fully aware of this. Still hoping for the best.
Posted by: ANON152

Re: Anime News - 02/28/12 04:40 AM

Im pretty sure Guilty Crown was big during the Fall 2011 lineup.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 02/28/12 10:30 AM

Originally Posted By: ANON152
I'm pretty sure Guilty Crown was big during the Fall 2011 lineup.

Yep! The video sales on this title have been pretty strong in Japan.
Posted by: ANON152

Re: Anime News - 02/28/12 10:37 AM

The production value along was phenominal
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 02/28/12 11:50 AM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
Originally Posted By: ANON152
I'm pretty sure Guilty Crown was big during the Fall 2011 lineup.

Yep! The video sales on this title have been pretty strong in Japan.

For more proof, the latest Japanese Blu-ray sales data is out.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-02-28/japan-animation-blu-ray-disc-ranking/february-13-19

Volume 2 of Guilty Crown released out last week and sold over 6,000 copies. According to a few Japanese anime companies, selling 1,000 copies (of each volume) is the "break even" point. IIRC, the first volume of Guilty Crown sold over 8,000 units in two weeks. This volume may very well reach that point by next week.

In a nut shell, Guilty Crown is selling pretty well.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 02/28/12 12:53 PM

I've been listening to you guys talk about Guilty Crown; an anime unbeknownst to me until recently. I did a little digging... it looks awesome! kiku wants.
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 02/28/12 12:54 PM

It is awesome Kiku. More so if you are a fan of nice animation and music, story isn't so great but the animation and music more then make up for it.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 02/28/12 12:55 PM

I believe the animation was done by a studio called Redjuice, although I could be mistaken.
Posted by: ANON152

Re: Anime News - 02/28/12 12:58 PM

It is amazing to be sure. Kiku do want. Last years fall lineup had some good shows. Guilty Crown was the highlight, the the new Last Exile, C3, Horizon on the Middle of Nowhere, Maken-Ki, and Ben-to to name some.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 02/28/12 01:00 PM

It's a veritable storm of anime, like the coming of The Nothing in The Neverending story. How will my wallet survive?
Posted by: Vata Raven

Re: Anime News - 02/28/12 01:01 PM

I'm wanting to know...is Funimation going to start being like everyone else and start releasing sub-only anime?
Posted by: ANON152

Re: Anime News - 02/28/12 01:07 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku
It's a veritable storm of anime, like the coming of The Nothing in The Neverending story. How will my wallet survive?



It won't devil
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 02/28/12 01:08 PM

I doubt that, FUNimation seems to be very big on the dub stuff. I could see them maybe going for dub only releases though. The sub only stuff seems to only be on their site with no DVD/BD release in the foreseeable future.
Posted by: ANON152

Re: Anime News - 02/28/12 01:08 PM

Originally Posted By: Melissa Golobish
I'm wanting to know...is Funimation going to start being like everyone else and start releasing sub-only anime?


I highly doubt it. Should they leave a title with only subs it's only because they don't see it generating enough revenue to justify the cost of dubbing it.
Posted by: Vata Raven

Re: Anime News - 02/28/12 01:11 PM

Originally Posted By: Cheap One
I doubt that, FUNimation seems to be very big on the dub stuff. I could see them maybe going for dub only releases though. The sub only stuff seems to only be on their site with no DVD/BD release in the foreseeable future.

I've always wondered if it was cheaper if they made their dvds with dub-only.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 02/28/12 01:19 PM

Originally Posted By: ANON152
Originally Posted By: kiku
It's a veritable storm of anime, like the coming of The Nothing in The Neverending story. How will my wallet survive?



It won't devil
My wallet will rise from the ashes; like the mighty Phoenix, to buy more anime. Mwa ha ha.
Posted by: ANON152

Re: Anime News - 02/28/12 01:21 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku
Originally Posted By: ANON152
Originally Posted By: kiku
It's a veritable storm of anime, like the coming of The Nothing in The Neverending story. How will my wallet survive?



It won't devil
My wallet will rise from the ashes; like the mighty Phoenix, to buy more anime. Mwa ha ha.


Hahaha touche
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 02/28/12 01:23 PM

Originally Posted By: Melissa Golobish
Originally Posted By: Cheap One
I doubt that, FUNimation seems to be very big on the dub stuff. I could see them maybe going for dub only releases though. The sub only stuff seems to only be on their site with no DVD/BD release in the foreseeable future.

I've always wondered if it was cheaper if they made their dvds with dub-only.

Nope! Subtitle tracks are very cheap to make. It only costs roughly $1,000 to make a subtitle track for the whole disc (up to seven episodes), while dubs cost $5,000-10,000 an episode.
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 02/28/12 02:23 PM

Yea, like Joel has pointed out it would still cost a lot. They could save by not having to license the Japanese voice track, but I am sure the English dub would negate any savings done by that.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 02/28/12 08:32 PM

Crapamation has stated countless times that they'll only be releasing dubs for the forseeable future.
Posted by: Vata Raven

Re: Anime News - 02/28/12 10:27 PM

When is Sentai going to release their version of Get Backers?

I want to wait for that one, instead of getting the ADV (yes, I know they're pretty much the same people), but I want to finally say I own something by Sentai.
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 02/28/12 10:44 PM

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-02-01/sentai-filmworks-licenses-getbackers-anime

According to that not till the end of the year. So no sooner then October 2012.
Posted by: ANON152

Re: Anime News - 02/29/12 02:44 AM

Originally Posted By: Melissa Golobish
When is Sentai going to release their version of Get Backers?

I want to wait for that one, instead of getting the ADV (yes, I know they're pretty much the same people), but I want to finally say I own something by Sentai.


I got my Get Backers during TRSI's previous Sentai sale. It was priced at like $35 or something like that, but all in all there's tons of Sentai products to choose from. Broken Blade just came out and it's a solid title.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 02/29/12 04:50 AM

Back in the day a lot of my collection was from ADV and I find that I'm getting a lot of Sentai's stuff recently.
Posted by: ANON152

Re: Anime News - 02/29/12 04:56 AM

Originally Posted By: zrdb
Back in the day a lot of my collection was from ADV and I find that I'm getting a lot of Sentai's stuff recently.


Yeah, I can relate. As of late I think that a third of animes I have bought are from Sentai. I went crazy there for a bit buying up every Bandai anime I wanted but had b een putting off. But that influx was short lived as there were only so many I wanted. Now I'm back to Sentai
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 02/29/12 05:05 AM

I was lucky-over the years I've gotten most of what I wanted from Bandai so at this stage there's very little left for me to get.
Posted by: ANON152

Re: Anime News - 02/29/12 05:21 AM

I had a few series on the backburner but with recent events, I didn't feel like paying an exorbant amount of money for them. Much like I did for Akira. It was only a few series though (Gundam 0083, gundam 08th MS Team, Both seasons w/ the movie of Harui, and Ghost in the Shell SAC 2nd GIG).
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 02/29/12 09:51 AM

BTW Funimation has released a couple of things dub-only such as the Shin-Chan DVDs, which don't have the Japanese version on them at all.

Just in case, I am getting a new phone, so I might not be as active as before, until I figure out how to use it.
Posted by: Vata Raven

Re: Anime News - 02/29/12 10:43 AM

Originally Posted By: ANON152
Originally Posted By: Melissa Golobish
When is Sentai going to release their version of Get Backers?

I want to wait for that one, instead of getting the ADV (yes, I know they're pretty much the same people), but I want to finally say I own something by Sentai.

I got my Get Backers during TRSI's previous Sentai sale. It was priced at like $35 or something like that, but all in all there's tons of Sentai products to choose from. Broken Blade just came out and it's a solid title.

See...I don't know how good that is for my tastes. I can't watch a preview, but at least I know I like Get Backers. I was never in a hurry to get it because RightStuf has a lot of them in stock. When I get a job I'd be willing to risk a random title.
Posted by: ANON152

Re: Anime News - 02/29/12 10:47 AM

Originally Posted By: Melissa Golobish
Originally Posted By: ANON152
Originally Posted By: Melissa Golobish
When is Sentai going to release their version of Get Backers?

I want to wait for that one, instead of getting the ADV (yes, I know they're pretty much the same people), but I want to finally say I own something by Sentai.

I got my Get Backers during TRSI's previous Sentai sale. It was priced at like $35 or something like that, but all in all there's tons of Sentai products to choose from. Broken Blade just came out and it's a solid title.

See...I don't know how good that is for my tastes. I can't watch a preview, but at least I know I like Get Backers. I was never in a hurry to get it because RightStuf has a lot of them in stock. When I get a job I'd be willing to risk a random title.


I see that's fair
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 02/29/12 11:53 AM

Originally Posted By: EricDent
BTW Funimation has released a couple of things dub-only such as the Shin-Chan DVDs, which don't have the Japanese version on them at all.

Just in case, I am getting a new phone, so I might not be as active as before, until I figure out how to use it.
I'm sure you'll be back in the game before you know it.
Posted by: Vata Raven

Re: Anime News - 02/29/12 12:32 PM

Originally Posted By: ANON152
I see that's fair

I want to watch Angel Beats! from Sentai, I was looking for yaoi undertone stuff and was told three guys in there. Baka and Test has undertones, as well. Sentai has Maid Sama!, but sadly, it's sub-only. Is Sentai dubbing No.6? It's like 11 episodes, I see them dubbing it because it's so short.
Posted by: ANON152

Re: Anime News - 02/29/12 12:41 PM

I would recommend all of those, theyre all great animes! It is sad how Maid Sama was only subbed but I got over it. As for No.6 Im not sure. But with Sentai the fact that a shows long or short has little to do with their decision to dub. It ranks along how they think it will sell.
Posted by: Vata Raven

Re: Anime News - 02/29/12 12:50 PM

Originally Posted By: ANON152
I would recommend all of those, theyre all great animes! It is sad how Maid Sama was only subbed but I got over it. As for No.6 Im not sure. But with Sentai the fact that a shows long or short has little to do with their decision to dub. It ranks along how they think it will sell.

Well, they've been dubbing shorter stuff, so far. I think they're still trying to get a better handle on the market without failing. I see them, sooner or later, dubbing all their titles that have only gotten sub-only.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 02/29/12 12:50 PM

Originally Posted By: ANON152
But with Sentai the fact that a shows long or short has little to do with their decision to dub. It ranks along how they think it will sell.

That and if the international companies (Europe, Australia) are planning to pick the title up. Manga UK and Madman Entertainment (AU) will pick up part of the dubbing tab, if they are planning to release the title in their respective territories.

This was how Blue Drop for example got dubbed. The title was not one that Sentai believed would do well, but both Manga UK and Madman acquired it and they wanted it dubbed.
Posted by: Vata Raven

Re: Anime News - 02/29/12 12:55 PM

Originally Posted By: ANON152
I would recommend all of those, theyre all great animes! It is sad how Maid Sama was only subbed but I got over it. As for No.6 Im not sure. But with Sentai the fact that a shows long or short has little to do with their decision to dub. It ranks along how they think it will sell.

What about School Rumble? And does someone have an anime called Monochrome Factor, I hear it's shonen-ai.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 02/29/12 01:13 PM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
This was how Blue Drop for example got dubbed. The title was not one that Sentai believed would do well, but both Manga UK and Madman acquired it and they wanted it dubbed.

Im glad they did, I was hopping for the longest time that it would come out in a DUB.
I bought it the moment I saw it was available in a Dub
Posted by: ANON152

Re: Anime News - 03/01/12 11:34 AM

Originally Posted By: Melissa Golobish
Originally Posted By: ANON152
I would recommend all of those, theyre all great animes! It is sad how Maid Sama was only subbed but I got over it. As for No.6 Im not sure. But with Sentai the fact that a shows long or short has little to do with their decision to dub. It ranks along how they think it will sell.

What about School Rumble? And does someone have an anime called Monochrome Factor, I hear it's shonen-ai.


I liked School Rumble but a lot of people also did not. I guess it's one of those animes that you either love it or hate it. I would say rent before buying. Also it is dubbbed, I wasnt sure what you were specifically asking about it.
Posted by: Gevin

Re: Anime News - 03/01/12 12:21 PM

School Rumble is one of my favorites.
I don't care much for Tenna as the main character, but I consider everything regarding Harima to be GOLD.
Posted by: Vata Raven

Re: Anime News - 03/01/12 12:49 PM

Originally Posted By: ANON152
I liked School Rumble but a lot of people also did not. I guess it's one of those animes that you either love it or hate it. I would say rent before buying. Also it is dubbbed, I wasnt sure what you were specifically asking about it.

If it had yaoi-ish undertones to it? I search for any animes if those undertones in them, like Peacemaker.
Posted by: Gevin

Re: Anime News - 03/01/12 01:59 PM

I recall none.
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 03/09/12 10:59 AM

NISA got Otome Yokai Zakuro.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 03/09/12 11:46 AM

That's already available for preorder. I'm on the fence.
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 03/09/12 01:33 PM

Yeah it was dated a couple weeks ago, just forgot to mention it.

Also there are some interesting articles on ANN, which I would call. "Can only happen in Japan".

Such as the head of Capcom cosplaying as Blanka from Street Fighter to promote the Street Fighter vs. Tekken series.

SDF Macross having a 30th anniversary with a full scale Valkyrie (in Gerwalk mode) and a concert featuring a "Legendary Songstress" (along with people dressed up like the singers from Macross Frontier).

That full scale Gundam statue that will be a permanent fixture on Odabia Island (IIRC).

The mayor & governor dressing up like Dragon Ball Z characters.

Totoro's "Sanpo" being used as the "Wake up" song on the International Space Station (and the Japanese astronaut dressing up like a Star Blazers/Space Battleship Yamato character)

ETC...
Posted by: Manhiem

Re: Anime News - 03/09/12 05:38 PM

Regarding Otome Youkai Zakuro - I watched it as it was being simulcast. The mangaka who drew the source material is famous for the artstyle that she uses with its flowing, graceful lines.

I liked the premise, and the series has some interesting twists to it, especially towards the end. It had enough potential to become an ongoing, episodic series, but the powers that be evidently didn't wish to go there. I'd give it a 7 out of 10.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 03/10/12 01:55 AM

The cover art made me think "Spice and Raid 1931". *chuckles*
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 03/10/12 01:43 PM

The Secret World of Arrietty just beat Pokemon 3: The Movie and is now the number 4 highest grossing anime movie in the USA.

Only needs another 3 million to beat Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie.

Of course there is no chance it will ever beat either Pokemon 2000, or Pokemon the First Movie. Unless a miracle happens and it stays in theaters for another 8 months. Cause in order to do that it would need to make about another 80 million or so...
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 03/10/12 04:29 PM

Originally Posted By: EricDent
The Secret World of Arrietty just beat Pokemon 3: The Movie and is now the number 4 highest grossing anime movie in the USA.


It should be noted that inflation hasn't been calculated into those numbers. In other words, the numbers are being fluffed a little.
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 03/10/12 07:30 PM

They never take inflation into the equation, if they did most likely either Gone With The Wind, or The Wizard of Oz would probably be the number 1 highest grossing movie of all time instead of Avatar.
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 03/14/12 12:59 AM

Discotek have been busy lately grabbing several shows:

Cashern: Robot Hunter (the precursor to Cashern Sins)
Samurai Pizza Cats (includes both the dub & sub version)
Shin Getter Robo vs Neo Getter Robo

In other news apparently Fate/Zero beat Haruhi in the first week sales of a series. Obviously over 43,000 people can somehow afford to pay that insane price for a 12 episode show.
Posted by: Manhiem

Re: Anime News - 03/20/12 10:23 AM

Apparently there is going to be a browser-based Strike Witches game on the official Strike Witches website in Japan. Details on Crunchyroll:

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2012/03/20-1/teaser-site-reveals-strike-witches-browser-game
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 03/22/12 01:53 PM

Sentai is going to release This Boy Can Fight Aliens (Kono Danshi, Uchu-jin to Tatakaemasu) in English soon.

Also apparently Hello Kitty is going to be featured on lingerie.

(I would link to the pictures, but it might be a little too risky)

They do have them on ANN.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 03/22/12 02:28 PM

Originally Posted By: EricDent
Discotek have been busy lately grabbing several shows:


Samurai Pizza Cats (includes both the dub & sub version)

Samurai Pizza Cats - INTRO - crazy
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 03/22/12 05:07 PM

Yeah, I'm kinda glad I missed that one...

I mean there were so many much better shows from the early days of anime on TV (which sadly looks more & more likely to be going away).

Such as this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvfX1JJpxF0
Posted by: Vata Raven

Re: Anime News - 03/22/12 05:24 PM

We need to make a spreed chart or something with all animes that are in the states, and titles that need to be saved.
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 03/22/12 06:06 PM

That would be a very large list, even with all the out of print stuff (which can still be got, if you have the $).

As far as titles to be "saved" it really depends on the costs to do so.

For example these shows were in the Geneon/Funimation deal for a while, and then Funimation decided to not keep them (due to sales):

Kamichu, Karin (Chibi Vampire), Nanoha (both seasons), Familiar of Zero, and When They Cry.

Again I could be a bit off, so feel free to look them up.
Posted by: ninjachad

Re: Anime News - 03/22/12 08:01 PM

I would like for someone to license Monster Rancher (Monster Farm). I loved that show as a kid. I would pre-order day one...

As for Samurai Pizza Cats, I'm debating on buying that one. I never got to watch it, but I'm hearing that the dub is hilarious.
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 03/22/12 08:07 PM

I spotted a couple of DVDs at a local video/record store so there was some made at one time of Monster Rancher.

Yep, 5 DVDs according to the A site.

BTW this might be kinda old news, but apparently Funimation has got Panty & Stocking (with Garterbelt) and is releasing sometime this year.
Posted by: ninjachad

Re: Anime News - 03/22/12 08:23 PM

Yeah, I have the Monster Rancher: In the Beginning DVD, which includes episodes 1-8. The rest that I see are for VHS. I do own some of those, I think.

I would just like someone to license it, so I can have it all. grin

EDIT: Ah, my bad. crazy I see the DVD's you're talking about.
Posted by: Vata Raven

Re: Anime News - 03/22/12 08:25 PM

That's only 5 DVDs for Monster Rancher, it's not all 3 seasons. It was one of those shows during the time of Digimon.
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 03/22/12 08:41 PM

Maybe Discotek will grab it someday, since they seem to like getting older stuff.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 03/22/12 09:06 PM

Originally Posted By: EricDent
Yeah, I'm kinda glad I missed that one...

I mean there were so many much better shows from the early days of anime on TV (which sadly looks more & more likely to be going away).

Such as this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvfX1JJpxF0
Captain Planet + Robotech Southern Cross = Ronin warriors?
Posted by: Vata Raven

Re: Anime News - 03/22/12 09:20 PM

Ronin Warriors needs a save and the original Dot Hack series, it's a shame how Bandai let it go OOP.
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 03/22/12 11:03 PM

No Ronin Warriors had nothing to do with pollution.

Look it up Kiku, I think you might like it.

It was the Americanized version of Yoroiden Samurai Troopers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronin_Warriors

BTW if you are curious, here is the opening to Panty & Stocking...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZRo8Z1Ser8
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 03/22/12 11:26 PM

I'm well aware of what the Ronin Warriors is. There was a toy line here in the states in fact. Did Ronin Warriors have anything to do with Saint Seiya?
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 03/22/12 11:36 PM

They are kinda similar, but Saint Seiya actually came out before the Ronin Warriors did (though the anime debuted in the USA a long time afterwords).
Posted by: Vata Raven

Re: Anime News - 03/22/12 11:39 PM

Other than the fact that the main guys get armor, Ronin Warriors and Saint Seiya are different. I would watch SS to learn the basics for the Greek myths and such.
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 03/29/12 12:17 PM

Sentai got Hatsukoi Limited.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 03/29/12 02:19 PM

YAY!
I Love cute shows!
Bring on the cute!
smirk
This is why it pays to enjoy anime more as a visual thing rather that a story one.
I've said once; I'll say it again: I just like the purdy pictures. wink
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 03/29/12 06:33 PM

Lookie here: link

Looks like Funimation picked up Ergo Proxy.
Looks like there're gonna be some happy happy fans!
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 03/29/12 07:24 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Lookie here: link

Looks like Funimation picked up Ergo Proxy.
Looks like there're gonna be some happy happy fans!

Ergo Proxy, very Cool Show !!! * looking at my copy 3 feet away*
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 03/29/12 07:59 PM

Ergo Proxy is so awesome your minds will blow chunks into the Milky Way. And what better way to celebrate the rerelease of Ergo Proxy than with a good old fashioned Milky Way chunk blow, hmmm?
http://youtu.be/2ZN-zAKIfyQ

Ergo Proxy, Radiohead; nuff said.
http://youtu.be/9KGM9onsQHE
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 03/29/12 08:36 PM

Hmm, since they are doing that, wonder if they will get Paranoia Agent as well?
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 03/29/12 08:42 PM

Although I dislike Paranoia Agent one can hope that it will be re-released again.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 03/29/12 08:43 PM

Ergo Proxy I have, but Paranoia Agent would be awesome! I've never seen it. I'd be all over that like stink on s???.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 03/29/12 09:06 PM

Another sweet news flash:
Nis got Anohana.
I heard it's really good... so...
I'm in for it. smirk
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 03/29/12 09:34 PM

Sentai also got Phi Brain 2nd season.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 03/30/12 07:35 AM

Originally Posted By: kiku
Ergo Proxy I have, but Paranoia Agent would be awesome! I've never seen it. I'd be all over that like stink on s???.

YOU WOULD LIKE IT KIKU ! grin
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 03/30/12 12:10 PM

Originally Posted By: BWBODDY
Originally Posted By: kiku
Ergo Proxy I have, but Paranoia Agent would be awesome! I've never seen it. I'd be all over that like stink on s???.

YOU WOULD LIKE IT KIKU ! grin
I just posted it in the Nozomi Suggestions topic.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 03/31/12 10:55 AM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Another sweet news flash:
Nis got Aohana.
I heard it's really good... so...
I'm in for it. smirk


Aoi Hana (Sweet Blue Flowers) is very good-one of the best yuri series in recent years.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 03/31/12 01:35 PM

Originally Posted By: zrdb
Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Another sweet news flash:
Nis got Aohana.
I heard it's really good... so...
I'm in for it. smirk


Aoi Hana (Sweet Blue Flowers) is very good-one of the best yuri series in recent years.

Is it or will it be Dubbed ?
Posted by: Vata Raven

Re: Anime News - 03/31/12 02:24 PM

If you didn't hear my rant before, Sentai has at least 5 yuri titles dubbed. Google the damn word, the wiki page will come up and the list of animes will come up. And most of what is in the states are dubbed.

Again, I will be so pissed if No.6 isn't dubbed. I don't care if they lose money, companies need to be equal on this stuff. Media Blasters did it, they dubbed a yaoi and a yuri that were the same rating and same episode count, and they came out on the same day. And if they dub this Strawberry Panic that people think is going to get dubbed, that means they're going to end up dubbing another yaoi.

And believe it or not, yuri is mostly for the girls. In Japan, only about 20% that buy them are guys. I just don't buy yuri, females tend to be annoying.
Posted by: Manhiem

Re: Anime News - 03/31/12 03:02 PM

Actually, what NIS recently got was AnoHana. The English translation of the full title is "We Still Don't Know the Name of the Flower We Saw That Day". It's a story about a group of friends who broke up after one of their number had a tragic accident, and now that they're in high school, they're coming back together and working out their guilt and grief. It's supposed to be very good, but I don't think it's either yuri or yaoi.

@BWBODDY - NIS hasn't released anything with a dub yet, so I doubt that AnoHana will be dubbed.
Posted by: Vata Raven

Re: Anime News - 03/31/12 03:30 PM

Originally Posted By: Manhiem
Actually, what NIS recently got was AnoHana. The English translation of the full title is "We Still Don't Know the Name of the Flower We Saw That Day". It's a story about a group of friends who broke up after one of their number had a tragic accident, and now that they're in high school, they're coming back together and working out their guilt and grief. It's supposed to be very good, but I don't think it's either yuri or yaoi.

Wiki doesn't say anything, so it's just Drama, Romance, Slice of life, and Tragedy.
Posted by: Vata Raven

Re: Anime News - 03/31/12 03:40 PM

Ok, wait, Ani Hana is the yuri, AnoHana isn't. Two names that are close, but different. NISA got AoiHana not AniHana. They didn't pick up a yuri title, just a Slice of Life one.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 03/31/12 03:52 PM

Originally Posted By: Manhiem
Actually, what NIS recently got was AnoHana. The English translation of the full title is "We Still Don't Know the Name of the Flower We Saw That Day". It's a story about a group of friends who broke up after one of their number had a tragic accident, and now that they're in high school, they're coming back together and working out their guilt and grief. It's supposed to be very good, but I don't think it's either yuri or yaoi.

@BWBODDY - NIS hasn't released anything with a dub yet, so I doubt that AnoHana will be dubbed.

Thanks Manhiem grin
Posted by: Manhiem

Re: Anime News - 03/31/12 04:09 PM

Originally Posted By: Vata Raven
Ok, wait, Ani Hana is the yuri, AnoHana isn't. Two names that are close, but different. NISA got AoiHana not AniHana. They didn't pick up a yuri title, just a Slice of Life one.

I can see that spelling isn't your best subject. Aoi Hana is the yuri. AnoHana isn't. NISA got AnoHana, not Aoi Hana.
Posted by: Vata Raven

Re: Anime News - 03/31/12 04:23 PM

Originally Posted By: Manhiem
Originally Posted By: Vata Raven
Ok, wait, Ani Hana is the yuri, AnoHana isn't. Two names that are close, but different. NISA got AoiHana not AniHana. They didn't pick up a yuri title, just a Slice of Life one.

I can see that spelling isn't your best subject. Aoi Hana is the yuri. AnoHana isn't. NISA got AnoHana, not Aoi Hana.

Don't give me crap about my spelling. I do not like people who correct people on spelling mistakes. If you bloody understand what the hell they're talking about, take it and leave it alone.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 03/31/12 04:27 PM

Originally Posted By: Vata Raven
Originally Posted By: Manhiem
Originally Posted By: Vata Raven
Ok, wait, Ani Hana is the yuri, AnoHana isn't. Two names that are close, but different. NISA got AoiHana not AniHana. They didn't pick up a yuri title, just a Slice of Life one.

I can see that spelling isn't your best subject. Aoi Hana is the yuri. AnoHana isn't. NISA got AnoHana, not Aoi Hana.

Don't give me crap about my spelling. I do not like people who correct people on spelling mistakes. If you bloody understand what the hell they're talking about, take it and leave it alone.

Well, Manhiem does have a point Vata, I've had a hard time understanding you a lot because you don't seem to use spell check or proof read your posts, at least that is how it seems to me.

Sure we all makes spelling and syntax errors, but you do have an over abundance of them especially syntax.
I know "to err is human to forgive is divine" but still, I'd want someone to tell me...

I always read my Posts several times before & after its been posted, I go back and fix the spelling & Syntax as I find them, but still some do slip through
Posted by: Vata Raven

Re: Anime News - 03/31/12 06:38 PM

Originally Posted By: BWBODDY
Originally Posted By: Vata Raven
Originally Posted By: Manhiem
Originally Posted By: Vata Raven
Ok, wait, Ani Hana is the yuri, AnoHana isn't. Two names that are close, but different. NISA got AoiHana not AniHana. They didn't pick up a yuri title, just a Slice of Life one.

I can see that spelling isn't your best subject. Aoi Hana is the yuri. AnoHana isn't. NISA got AnoHana, not Aoi Hana.

Don't give me crap about my spelling. I do not like people who correct people on spelling mistakes. If you bloody understand what the hell they're talking about, take it and leave it alone.

Well, Manhiem does have a point Vata, I've had a hard time understanding you a lot because you don't seem to use spell check or proof read your posts, at least that is how it seems to me.

Sure we all makes spelling and syntax errors, but you do have an over abundance of them especially syntax.
I know "to err is human to forgive is divine" but still, I'd want someone to tell me...

I always read my Posts several times before & after its been posted, I go back and fix the spelling & Syntax as I find them, but still some do slip through

Because I don't give a rat's ass about it on forums. It's a forum, not a paper or a will. And I type like how I write. I mix up letters and numbers. The only time I will give a damn is when working on my novels. Simple as that, don't comment on stupid crap like misspelling an anime series. So what if people misspell words like "because" and "like", those are common mistakes. The world isn't going to bloody effing end because of it.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 03/31/12 07:11 PM

WOW ! crazy
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 03/31/12 07:34 PM

Whatever.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 03/31/12 07:42 PM

Originally Posted By: BWBODDY
Originally Posted By: zrdb
Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Another sweet news flash:
Nis got Aohana.
I heard it's really good... so...
I'm in for it. smirk


Aoi Hana (Sweet Blue Flowers) is very good-one of the best yuri series in recent years.

Is it or will it be Dubbed ?


If NIS got it-no it won't be dubbed, just subbed. Funny but I've been watching a lot of subbed only releases lately-just got finished with Simoun and am starting Strawberry Panic.
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 03/31/12 08:25 PM

Originally Posted By: BWBODDY

I know "to err is human to forgive is divine"


Nice Alexander Pope quote. I applaud.
Posted by: Manhiem

Re: Anime News - 03/31/12 09:42 PM

Originally Posted By: Vata Raven
Originally Posted By: Manhiem
Originally Posted By: Vata Raven
Ok, wait, Ani Hana is the yuri, AnoHana isn't. Two names that are close, but different. NISA got AoiHana not AniHana. They didn't pick up a yuri title, just a Slice of Life one.

I can see that spelling isn't your best subject. Aoi Hana is the yuri. AnoHana isn't. NISA got AnoHana, not Aoi Hana.

Don't give me crap about my spelling. I do not like people who correct people on spelling mistakes. If you bloody understand what the hell they're talking about, take it and leave it alone.

Normally, I let spelling mistakes and even syntax errors slide. But in this case, it looked like you were making a factual error. I corrected you so that you wouldn't end up confusing the issue further.

Edit reason: To remove unnecessary remarks.
Posted by: Vata Raven

Re: Anime News - 03/31/12 10:17 PM

Beelzebub has been licensed, but unknown if Funimation or Sentai got it. Madman said they were going to licenses it, but another company got to it before them. Madman doesn't make a move on a anime title unless it's been brought to the states first.

Here is the link talking about it.
http://www.fandompost.com/2012/03/31/man...e-acquisitions/
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 04/01/12 02:17 AM

So for their annual April Fools joke, Adult Swim decided to go a little retro with a very Toonami like line-up.

Including:

Tenchi Muyo, Big O, and several more.

The Tenchi was from OVA 3, so quite a few people over on the other message boards were kinda confused.

Plus it had a couple appearances by TOM, as voiced by Steve Blum.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 04/01/12 09:10 AM

--- Repost from other Thread ---

I saw that, I was like shocked WTF shocked!!!, they brought it back !!!
Its not listed in the Paper or on the TV guide channel, and I have Gundam Wing in the mail
as I type.
But I did go back to watching my DVD of 300 instead of staying tuned to CN.

I did not even think about it being April 1st I was totally suckered blush
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 04/01/12 10:25 AM

I haven't watched Toonami in years-last time I watched it things like Tenchi Muyo and Sailor Moon and UGH! DB ruled the airwaves.
Posted by: Richard Harms

Re: Anime News - 04/01/12 12:05 PM

If we see any more replies that are attacking other users of the forum like this, we will be handing out (at a minimum) temporary bans from our forms.
Posted by: Richard Harms

Re: Anime News - 04/01/12 12:07 PM

Please be extremely polite when correcting other forum user's spelling - it's easy for others to take offense, and blow what's being done way out of proportion. If we see any more replies that are attacking other users of the forum like what's happening in the replies to this message, we will be handing out (at a minimum) temporary bans from our forms.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 04/01/12 12:31 PM

Originally Posted By: EricDent
So for their annual April Fools joke, Adult Swim decided to go a little retro with a very Toonami like line-up.

Including:

Tenchi Muyo, Big O, and several more.

The Tenchi was from OVA 3, so quite a few people over on the other message boards were kinda confused.

Plus it had a couple appearances by TOM, as voiced by Steve Blum.

They went all out on this. I was tuning in to watch the new episode of Bleach and was crossing my fingers that the April Fool's joke this year wouldn't be notorious. Wow, was I surprised to see Tom. He had a message for Adult Swim and said "Happy April Fools" at the end.

They aired the new episode of Bleach first and then kicked it off old school with DBZ (last episode of the Cell Saga) followed by Gundam Wing (Episode 10). During the commercial breaks they advertised the DVD/BD sets of the series they were airing and they did a video game review of Mass Effect 3.
Posted by: Manhiem

Re: Anime News - 04/01/12 01:18 PM

Originally Posted By: Richard Harms
Please be extremely polite when correcting other forum user's spelling - it's easy for others to take offense, and blow what's being done way out of proportion. If we see any more replies that are attacking other users of the forum like what's happening in the replies to this message, we will be handing out (at a minimum) temporary bans from our forms.

Understood. My apologies to you and to the other forum users.
Posted by: Supermutant

Re: Anime News - 04/01/12 02:15 PM

Greatest april fool's joker ever but sadly I only caught the start and the end. frown Goes to show how bad cartoon network is right now that they had to go retro to get people to care about them again. The only good stuff is on Saturday.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 04/01/12 02:22 PM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
They went all out on this. I was tuning in to watch the new episode of Bleach and was crossing my fingers that the April Fool's joke this year wouldn't be notorious. Wow, was I surprised to see Tom. He had a message for Adult Swim and said "Happy April Fools" at the end.

They aired the new episode of Bleach first and then kicked it off old school with DBZ (last episode of the Cell Saga) followed by Gundam Wing (Episode 10). During the commercial breaks they advertised the DVD/BD sets of the series they were airing and they did a video game review of Mass Effect 3.


Someone already uploaded the intro onto YouTube. They started to air The Room for the forth time, then Tom interrupts. smile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jc9A5UeW1mg
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 04/01/12 08:23 PM

Originally Posted By: Manhiem
Originally Posted By: Richard Harms
Please be extremely polite when correcting other forum user's spelling - it's easy for others to take offense, and blow what's being done way out of proportion. If we see any more replies that are attacking other users of the forum like what's happening in the replies to this message, we will be handing out (at a minimum) temporary bans from our forms.

Understood. My apologies to you and to the other forum users.


I'll still stand by my originial comment in that if one can't spell they look like they're uneducated-myself included. I make frequent mistakes because I never learned to speed type worth a darn-I have to go back and proof read what I just typed. But enough of that.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 04/01/12 10:06 PM

Originally Posted By: zrdb
Originally Posted By: Manhiem
Originally Posted By: Richard Harms
Please be extremely polite when correcting other forum user's spelling - it's easy for others to take offense, and blow what's being done way out of proportion. If we see any more replies that are attacking other users of the forum like what's happening in the replies to this message, we will be handing out (at a minimum) temporary bans from our forms.

Understood. My apologies to you and to the other forum users.


I'll still stand by my originial comment in that if one can't spell they look like they're uneducated-myself included. I make frequent mistakes because I never learned to speed type worth a darn-I have to go back and proof read what I just typed. But enough of that.

grin DITTO grin
( To zrdbs post )
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 04/03/12 03:27 AM

Discotek is up to it's tricks again.

They got Love Com/Lovely Complex and Captain Harlock.
Both of which will be sub-only releases.
Posted by: Vata Raven

Re: Anime News - 04/03/12 02:12 PM

Originally Posted By: EricDent
Discotek is up to it's tricks again.

They got Love Com/Lovely Complex and Captain Harlock.
Both of which will be sub-only releases.

Wasn't Captain Harlock dubbed or no?
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 04/03/12 03:31 PM

Nope, this is the '70s version, not the more recent Captain Herlock version (which was dubbed I think).
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 04/03/12 03:54 PM

Whoa!
Harlock and Love com?
I'm a little on the fence with Harlock(but cave later on),
But Yay for more shojo!
Witch means yes... I'll be getting Love Com.
Posted by: Vata Raven

Re: Anime News - 04/03/12 04:11 PM

Guess the only way for more shojo anime to come here is sub-only. But if shojo does badly, how is Fruits Basket a fan favorite for Funimation?
Posted by: Manhiem

Re: Anime News - 04/03/12 04:36 PM

"Fruits Basket" is a fan favorite for one simple reason - it was an exceptionally good anime. The story was interesting, the characters were likable, and the English voice casting was pretty much perfect. It's hard to find an anime with more universal appeal.
Posted by: Vata Raven

Re: Anime News - 04/03/12 06:04 PM

Originally Posted By: Manhiem
"Fruits Basket" is a fan favorite for one simple reason - it was an exceptionally good anime. The story was interesting, the characters were likable, and the English voice casting was pretty much perfect. It's hard to find an anime with more universal appeal.

But...it's boring and slow moving. I don't see a lot of guys buying it. And from what I get, most anime buyers are male.
Posted by: Manhiem

Re: Anime News - 04/03/12 06:11 PM

When I first started buying anime, I was very careful to read reviews of an anime before I bought it. And the reviews of "Fruits Basket" frequently contained assurances that even the guys that the reviewer knew liked it. An anime doesn't have to be flashy and fast moving to be likable. Even if the viewer is a guy. I also liked "Aria", and you'd be hard pressed to find an anime that moved slower than that. smile
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 04/03/12 08:50 PM

Originally Posted By: Vata Raven
Originally Posted By: Manhiem
"Fruits Basket" is a fan favorite for one simple reason - it was an exceptionally good anime. The story was interesting, the characters were likable, and the English voice casting was pretty much perfect. It's hard to find an anime with more universal appeal.

But...it's boring and slow moving. I don't see a lot of guys buying it. And from what I get, most anime buyers are male.


Boring and slow moving? I disgress-slow-yes-boring-no way. And I sure as heck purchased it.
Posted by: Vata Raven

Re: Anime News - 04/03/12 09:11 PM

Slow moving and boring go hand-in-hand with me. Don't give me people fighting over food and then turn it into a slow moving anime when the girl shows up. That's why I hated Pretear, it was sort of interesting because the girl was calling her sister a bitch, it went all shojo, she fought the villain, and it went all shojo slow again.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 04/03/12 10:26 PM

Maybe for you-but not for me-I've seen fast paced shows that bored the s**t out of me.
Posted by: zentropa

Re: Anime News - 04/03/12 10:35 PM

Quote:
"Fruits Basket" is a fan favorite for one simple reason - it was an exceptionally good anime. The story was interesting, the characters were likable, and the English voice casting was pretty much perfect. It's hard to find an anime with more universal appeal.


I agree. Fruits Basket is a very good series primarily driven by character interactions and emotions. It makes my top 25 and is in my girlfriend's top 5.

Quote:
But...it's boring and slow moving. I don't see a lot of guys buying it. And from what I get, most anime buyers are male.


I go to a lot of B&M stores and while I would say most anime "watchers" are male, when it comes to paying money for something it's a lot more gender-balanced than most people would think.

As for the boring and slow-moving comments, it pretty much follows the slice of live harem genre but reversing the genders. They aren't off to save the world from alien invaders, but the same can be said for Ai Yori Aoshi, Ah My Goddess, Genshiken, His and Her Circumstances, Planetes, GTO, or any other show where the series is driven by the characters interacting.

After watching hundreds of series I can say that I don't even care what the genre is as long as the show is excellent. When you realize how few shows are "excellent," keying in on (or avoiding) specific genres really doesn't make any sense.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 04/03/12 11:00 PM

Originally Posted By: zentropa
I go to a lot of B&M stores and while I would say most anime "watchers" are male, when it comes to paying money for something it's a lot more gender-balanced than most people would think.
I can't think of anything sexier than seeing a girl buy anime.
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 04/04/12 02:23 AM

Since I do work retail, I do see an occasional girl buying anime.
The only small problem is that most people who are into anime are not that attractive, especially girls. Though there are always exceptions, though be careful (especially at conventions) cause it's sometimes hard to tell how old girls are. You could get in a serious mess if you pick somebody underage.

During that sale (which is over) at where I work, I actively promoted it as much as I could. If I saw anybody in line or a nearby register with anime, I mentioned the sale. Of course if they were in the actual anime aisle, I heavily pitched it.
Quite a few people said "cool!" and went back to get at least one more title.

Posted by: Vata Raven

Re: Anime News - 04/04/12 12:52 PM

I have many attractive women come to he when I cosplay. Means I do a well enough job at making an attractive male. I haven't dress-up for a con for a while, though. They're around, but like most stores, they don't carry anime, so they mostly just order from the internet.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 04/04/12 07:01 PM

Good news for Mahoromatic fans:
Sentai got the 2ep OVA from 2009

And... it's going to be dubbed as well.
Someone's doing pretty well for themselves. smile
GO SENTAI! laugh
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 04/04/12 07:16 PM

So cool! I'm watching the Mahoromatic Automatic Maiden Full Metal Maid Complete Collection and I'm loving every minute of it... although I'm getting more nervous by the minute, due to the "days left" thing. eek
Posted by: Vata Raven

Re: Anime News - 04/04/12 07:28 PM

Does Sentai have forums on their site?
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 04/04/12 09:24 PM

Originally Posted By: Vata Raven
Does Sentai have forums on their site?


Nope, their site is pretty bare bones. They don't even have a store it is just the Right Stuf item pages.
Posted by: Vata Raven

Re: Anime News - 04/04/12 09:48 PM

Originally Posted By: Cheap One
Originally Posted By: Vata Raven
Does Sentai have forums on their site?

Nope, their site is pretty bare bones. They don't even have a store it is just the Right Stuf item pages.

Well, that's lame.
Posted by: zentropa

Re: Anime News - 04/05/12 02:23 AM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Good news for Mahoromatic fans:
Sentai got the 2ep OVA from 2009

And... it's going to be dubbed as well.
Someone's doing pretty well for themselves. smile
GO SENTAI! laugh


Nice. They are having Bang/Zoom dub it as well. I'm not sure I could picture the dubbed Mahoro's voice as anyone except Bridget Hoffman.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 04/05/12 06:21 AM

Originally Posted By: kiku
So cool! I'm watching the Mahoromatic Automatic Maiden Full Metal Maid Complete Collection and I'm loving every minute of it... although I'm getting more nervous by the minute, due to the "days left" thing. eek

Good News grin
( I keep forgetting I have the complete ( English dub ) collection )
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 04/05/12 09:21 AM

Ditto for me-I got it as a brick package from Best Buy years ago. Come to think of it-that's where I got a lot of my more obscure anime purchases from-it helped that I used to work there and could use my employee discount-alas, but those days are long gone.
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 04/05/12 01:13 PM

Speaking of Best Buy apparently they are planing on shutting down some stores, and going to a smaller size. I hear they are trying to become like Radio Shack and just do wireless stuff.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-03-30/u.s-store-chain-best-buy-to-close-50-stores
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 04/05/12 01:47 PM

Yea they are shutting down some bigger stores and will open up a lot of smaller ones. That will mainly just sell small stuff like phones and tablets.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 04/05/12 03:24 PM

Yeah-"shutting down SOME stores-NOT very many"-that's the key phrase here, and the small stores are mostly in malls.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 04/05/12 06:24 PM

Originally Posted By: zentropa
Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Good news for Mahoromatic fans:
Sentai got the 2ep OVA from 2009

And... it's going to be dubbed as well.
Someone's doing pretty well for themselves. smile
GO SENTAI! laugh


Nice. They are having Bang/Zoom dub it as well. I'm not sure I could picture the dubbed Mahoro's voice as anyone except Bridget Hoffman.
Is it just me, or is the voice talent in Mahoromatic awesome?
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Anime News - 04/05/12 06:36 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Good news for Mahoromatic fans:
Sentai got the 2ep OVA from 2009

And... it's going to be dubbed as well.
Someone's doing pretty well for themselves. smile
GO SENTAI! laugh


HOT DAMN !
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 04/05/12 06:54 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku
Originally Posted By: zentropa
Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Good news for Mahoromatic fans:
Sentai got the 2ep OVA from 2009

And... it's going to be dubbed as well.
Someone's doing pretty well for themselves. smile
GO SENTAI! laugh


Nice. They are having Bang/Zoom dub it as well. I'm not sure I could picture the dubbed Mahoro's voice as anyone except Bridget Hoffman.
Is it just me, or is the voice talent in Mahoromatic awesome?
My heart's aflutter from Miyuki Sakura's voice. Did I just become a Michelle Ruff fan?
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 04/06/12 05:37 PM

Whoa!
I just gotta say; this has been a week of awesome news.
Just found out:
Aniplex of America is re-releasing both Oreimo & Garden of Sinners
And, they've just licensed Bakemonogatari.
I already have Oreimo but I'm all over the other two. laugh
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 04/06/12 05:57 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Whoa!
I just gotta say; this has been a week of awesome news.
Just found out:
Aniplex of America is re-releasing both Oreimo & Garden of Sinners



That is good news. Although i thought that Oreimo was decent, if the price is decent enough (not like the $2000 i saw on Amazon) i just might look into picking it up.
Posted by: ninjachad

Re: Anime News - 04/06/12 10:20 PM

I'm happy that Oreimo is getting a rerelease. By the time I finished it on Crunchyroll and decided to buy it, it was too late. cry

As for Bakemonogataro and Garden of Sinners, there's a good chance I'll get them as well. I keep hearing about them, so they must be good. :P
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 04/06/12 10:38 PM

Funimation has acquired Shangri-La and Sakarea Zombie.
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 04/07/12 12:57 AM

Well since both Sakuracon & Anime Boston are going on this weekend, we will probably get some pretty cool news.

Boy I kinda wish I was still in Seattle, cause Sakuracon is HUGE now.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 04/08/12 01:32 PM

Sentai has acquired Kids on the Slop and Mysterious Girlfriend X.

Viz Media has acquired the Berserk: Film Trilogy and the simulcast rights to Accel World.

Funimation has acquired simulcast rights to Lupin III - The Woman Called Fujiko Mine, Jormungand and Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? of the Dead. They have also acquired the video rights to Future Diary.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 04/08/12 02:02 PM

I want to see Future Dairy.
The hate it earned on TAN makes want to check it out. smirk
Also really want Is this a Zombie?
NOW! cry
(wants to see some trap action)
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 04/09/12 11:30 AM

Interested in Shangri-la, Accel World, & Mysterious Girlfriend X.

MUST HAVE IS THIS A ZOMBIE?!
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 04/09/12 11:33 AM

Apparently, Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? of the Dead is the sequel to Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?; or am I mistaken? Either way...

MUST HAVE IS THIS A ZOMBIE?!
Posted by: Manhiem

Re: Anime News - 04/09/12 02:42 PM

You are not mistaken. It is a sequel.
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 04/09/12 04:15 PM

Kiku you are correct. Glad to see someone got Accel World
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 04/11/12 01:05 AM

Sentai got the two episode Hidamari Sketch x SP.

Also in an "only in Japan" article they made some sort of thought controlled Necomimi headband. Which twitches & moves like actual cat ears.
The cost is about $111, and yes there will be a North American version...

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2012-04-10/moving-cat-ears-to-be-sold-in-japan-this-month
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 04/11/12 09:47 AM

Originally Posted By: EricDent
Sentai got the two episode Hidamari Sketch x SP.

Also in an "only in Japan" article they made some sort of thought controlled Necomimi headband. Which twitches & moves like actual cat ears.
The cost is about $111, and yes there will be a North American version...

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2012-04-10/moving-cat-ears-to-be-sold-in-japan-this-month

I bet that becomes quite the fad laugh
Posted by: Manhiem

Re: Anime News - 04/11/12 01:58 PM

Originally Posted By: BWBODDY
Originally Posted By: EricDent
Sentai got the two episode Hidamari Sketch x SP.

Also in an "only in Japan" article they made some sort of thought controlled Necomimi headband. Which twitches & moves like actual cat ears.
The cost is about $111, and yes there will be a North American version...

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2012-04-10/moving-cat-ears-to-be-sold-in-japan-this-month

I bet that becomes quite the fad laugh

Well, maybe. But I wouldn't expect them to be as widespread as smiley buttons. smile
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 04/11/12 02:00 PM

Originally Posted By: Manhiem
Originally Posted By: BWBODDY
Originally Posted By: EricDent
Sentai got the two episode Hidamari Sketch x SP.

Also in an "only in Japan" article they made some sort of thought controlled Necomimi headband. Which twitches & moves like actual cat ears.
The cost is about $111, and yes there will be a North American version...

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2012-04-10/moving-cat-ears-to-be-sold-in-japan-this-month

I bet that becomes quite the fad laugh

Well, maybe. But I wouldn't expect them to be as widespread as smiley buttons. smile

Tru dat !
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 04/17/12 04:50 PM

Discotek got the Saint Saiya movies (sub only)

Sentai got Medeka Box, and Queen's Blade Rebellion (kinda foreshadowing the future of Media Blasters?).
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 04/17/12 05:23 PM

Originally Posted By: EricDent
Discotek got the Saint Saiya movies (sub only)

Sentai got Medeka Box, and Queen's Blade Rebellion (kinda foreshadowing the future of Media Blasters?).

I hope that means we'll see Queen's Blade Rebellion ( dubbed ) coming out for sale soon.. *crossing fingers*
Posted by: Vata Raven

Re: Anime News - 04/17/12 05:56 PM

Originally Posted By: EricDent
Discotek got the Saint Saiya movies (sub only)

Sentai got Medeka Box, and Queen's Blade Rebellion (kinda foreshadowing the future of Media Blasters?).

If Sentai keeps buying the titles that Media Blasters normally are their best sellers...yeah, MB won't do so well. But I could've sworn that MB had Queen's Blade Rebellion.
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 04/17/12 06:06 PM

I am with Vata, I thought I had seen an article on ANN about MB getting the new Queen's Blade shortly after the teasers hit the net of the show.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 04/17/12 06:18 PM

Originally Posted By: Cheap One
I am with Vata, I thought I had seen an article on ANN about MB getting the new Queen's Blade shortly after the teasers hit the net of the show.

Media Blasters claimed they picked up more, but they didn't mentioned what they had. They most likely just picked up the OVA series.
Posted by: Vata Raven

Re: Anime News - 04/17/12 06:31 PM

No, what I meant was I thought it was already on the market. As I've seen and heard the name Queen's Blade before.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 04/17/12 07:01 PM

Originally Posted By: Vata Raven
No, what I meant was I thought it was already on the market. As I've seen and heard the name Queen's Blade before.

Queen's Blade Rebellion just started airing in Japan a few weeks ago. There's no way it's out in the market.

Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 04/17/12 07:07 PM

Okay, so I did see something about them picking up some more Queen's Blade. I guess I just assumed it was the new show that was getting ready to air.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 04/17/12 07:07 PM

You can bet your sweet a** that I'm watching it now.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 04/18/12 11:39 PM

kiku's hoping for a DVD release of Queen's Blade Rebellion real hard. eek
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 04/18/12 11:47 PM

That would probably be what Sentai brings us. Wondering if they would outsource the dub to the New York crowd. Though I hear only a few characters return from the previous seasons (if the character voiced by Lisa Ortiz is one of them they could get Cynthia Martinez to do her, since she was pretty decent as Lina in place of Lisa Ortiz.)
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 04/18/12 11:49 PM

Do you know which ones? Must have Melona, Cattleya, and Ymir.
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 04/19/12 03:11 AM

According to Wikipedia, here are the retiring characters:

Claudette
Elina
Leina
Ymir
Aldra
Tomoe
Risty
Menace
Melona
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 04/19/12 07:50 AM

Originally Posted By: EricDent
According to Wikipedia, here are the retiring characters:

Claudette
Elina
Leina
Ymir
Aldra
Tomoe
Risty
Menace
Melona

Is that a Typo ?
Did you mean retiring or returning ?
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 04/19/12 08:30 AM

Nope-retiring as in they won't be back-I know cause I've been watching it.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 04/19/12 09:43 AM

Originally Posted By: zrdb
Nope-retiring as in they won't be back-I know cause I've been watching it.

cry
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 04/19/12 10:30 AM

Sooo, Cattleya FTW!
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 04/19/12 12:15 PM

Oops, I meant returning...this is according to the Wikipedia dealing with the Visual Combat Books though.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen's_Blade_Rebellion
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 04/20/12 02:56 AM

Sentai got:

Tsuritama
Dusk Maiden of Amnesia
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 04/20/12 03:15 PM

Originally Posted By: EricDent
Sentai got:

Tsuritama
Dusk Maiden of Amnesia


Yayies!!!
Sentai is on a roll!
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 04/28/12 02:26 AM

Sentai is getting even more stuff!

Cluster Edge
Hakuki
Upotte!!
Bakumatsu Kikansetsu Irohanihoheto

Also Aniplex is planning on re-releasing Baccano! on Blu-Ray.

In more news the former producer of the Toonami block has been promoted.
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/201...toon-network-vp
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 04/28/12 02:38 PM

OMG!
Upotte... Hakuouki!!
AHHIEEE!!!!!
I'M SO HAPPY!!! cry (of joy!)
I really needed this news after the ****** day I had.
(I really really really HATE the post office... mad )
Seriously... I love you Sentai.... You're hands down the best...
cry (of joy!)
As for the other two... they seem intresting... I just get them to show my love for sentai.
Did I say I love you Sentai... cause I do.... wink
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 04/28/12 04:14 PM

Funimation has acquired the "Eureka Seven AO" series and "King of Thorn" movie.

NIS America has acquired the "Bunny Drop" anime series.
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 04/28/12 04:39 PM

Game of Thorn movie? They have a movie, or is FUNi making one?
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 04/28/12 05:06 PM

Originally Posted By: Cheap One
Game of Thorn movie? They have a movie, or is FUNi making one?

Stupid dyslexia! It's "King of Thorn". It's a movie made by Sunrise.

Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 04/28/12 05:25 PM

It's okay. Was just thinking Funimation was pulling another Dragon Age, and making a movie based on the book series Game Of Thrones.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 04/28/12 05:27 PM

Three cheers for Upotte!!!
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 04/28/12 05:55 PM

Originally Posted By: Cheap One
It's okay. Was just thinking Funimation was pulling another Dragon Age, and making a movie based on the book series Game Of Thrones.


Well at least I had "Thorn" typed correctly. smile
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 04/28/12 06:20 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku
Three cheers for Upotte!!!


Hip Hip... HORAY!
Hip Hip... HORAY!!
Hip Hip... HORAY!!!

Also... Nice that NISA scored Bunny drop.
I might get that one as well.
also... (sorry for being so loud today....)

OMG! HAKUOUKI!
SQUEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!
THANK YOU SENTAI! grin cry grin
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 04/28/12 07:43 PM

Panty & Stocking With Garterbelt dub cast revealed!

Panty: Jamie Marchi
Stocking: Monica Rial
Garterbelt: Christopher Sabat
Chuck: Ian Sinclair
Brief: Joel McDonald
Scanty: Colleen Clinkenbeard
Kneesocks: Cherami Leigh
Fastener: Christopher Bevins
Corset: Chris Ayres

Colleen Clinkenbeard will be directing
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 04/28/12 08:41 PM

Originally Posted By: EricDent
Panty & Stocking With Garterbelt dub cast revealed!

Panty: Jamie Marchi
Stocking: Monica Rial
Garterbelt: Christopher Sabat
Chuck: Ian Sinclair
Brief: Joel McDonald
Scanty: Colleen Clinkenbeard
Kneesocks: Cherami Leigh
Fastener: Christopher Bevins
Corset: Chris Ayres

Colleen Clinkenbeard will be directing

Colleen has been doing that more & more,
all the ones she been the Director or line director of have all been ones Ive liked.

Some of the biggies are in this one
Monica Rial, Colleen Clinkenbeard, Chris Ayres

Im not familiar with the other names, except Christopher Bevins, Ive heard of him.
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 04/28/12 10:46 PM

Really?!?! Never heard of Christopher Sabat THE voice of Vegeta?
Or several several other roles?
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 04/29/12 08:17 AM

Originally Posted By: EricDent
Really?!?! Never heard of Christopher Sabat THE voice of Vegeta?
Or several several other roles?

frownsorry cry
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 04/29/12 08:21 AM

Not knowing Vegeta's voice isn't bad. That was a horrible show.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 04/29/12 12:05 PM

Originally Posted By: Cheap One
Not knowing Vegeta's voice isn't bad. That was a horrible show.


You too, huh? I for one hate any thing with the words Dragon Ball in the title.
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 04/29/12 12:44 PM

To me it just takes too long for them to get anything done. Do you really need 7 to 8 episodes for one fight? Come on.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 04/29/12 12:59 PM

I just saw these-they're so darn cute I had to share them.
Ika Musume Mini Figures
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 04/29/12 01:23 PM

Originally Posted By: zrdb
I just saw these-they're so darn cute I had to share them.
Ika Musume Mini Figures

This one is my Favorite
http://img.goodsmile.info/cgm/ecommerce/goodsmile/images/large/586092a940b9cbf1e1cf8e8cee884768.jpg
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 04/29/12 01:31 PM

My favorite is her holding the leaf umbrella. BTW-I sure hope Media Blasters gets season 2 out soon-it's an instant buy for me.
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 04/29/12 06:38 PM

OK how about these voices for Mr. Sabat?

Roy Revant (Solty Rei)
Kikuchiyo (Samurai 7)
Kenzaburo Ishibashi (Bamboo Blade)
Kuwabara Kazuma (Yu Yu Hakusho)
Yappy (Sands of Destruction)
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 04/29/12 09:48 PM

Originally Posted By: EricDent
OK how about these voices for Mr. Sabat?

Roy Revant (Solty Rei)
Kikuchiyo (Samurai 7)
Kenzaburo Ishibashi (Bamboo Blade)
Kuwabara Kazuma (Yu Yu Hakusho)
Yappy (Sands of Destruction)

I will ( try to ) start taking notice of his name in "Credits".
Yu Yu Hakusho is the only one of the Animes listed that I do not have or have seen,
so I will make note of his voice when I re-watch the others.
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 04/29/12 10:18 PM

Those are main character roles, so it should be pretty obvious.
He also did both Piccolo & Yamcha on DBZ.
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 05/04/12 02:35 AM

Remember those brain powered cat-ears?

Apparently they sold 3000 of them in 2 hours...oh Japan you are just so darn wacky!
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 05/04/12 02:42 AM

Originally Posted By: EricDent
Remember those brain powered cat-ears?

Apparently they sold 3000 of them in 2 hours...oh Japan you are just so darn wacky!

Originally Posted By: BWBODDY
Originally Posted By: EricDent
Sentai got the two episode Hidamari Sketch x SP.

Also in an "only in Japan" article they made some sort of thought controlled Necomimi headband. Which twitches & moves like actual cat ears.
The cost is about $111, and yes there will be a North American version...

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2012-04-10/moving-cat-ears-to-be-sold-in-japan-this-month

I bet that becomes quite the fad laugh


I knew it ! grin

Also Cat Planet Cuties is now my Number One Cat Girl Anime of All Time !!!
smile grin yummy devil
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 05/04/12 12:42 PM

Did Cat Planet Cuties just move up to the top of my "What should I watch next?" list?
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 05/04/12 01:04 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku
Did Cat Planet Cuties just move up to the top of my "What should I watch next?" list?

YES... YES IT DID KIKU !! grin
KIKU you are going to Go "MAD with JOY" when you watch Cat Planet Cuties !!!!!

You are going to LOVE the NAKED GUN FIGHT ! yummy
( Yes a Naked Girl Gun Battle, kind of a Shirts vs Skins Gun Fight )
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 05/04/12 01:32 PM

As I've mentioned elsewhere I watched Asobi No Ikuyo fansubbed twice and really loved the series, Nuku Nuku (even though she's not really a catgirl) is still my favorite kitty kat.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 05/04/12 09:03 PM

Umm...

http://anime-fanservice.org/coppermine/a..._Cutie03-13.jpg
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 05/04/12 09:20 PM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
NIS America has acquired the "Bunny Drop" anime series.


Now that is one good series that i'll be looking forward to.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 05/04/12 09:21 PM

I've been asking around the forum about Bunny Drop. What can you tell me stargates?
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 05/04/12 09:30 PM

Well the description on ANN does pretty good without really giving anything away. I thought that it was a nice slice of life series helps to capture what it's like to go from single to instant family in a split second. One that i feel is worth your time. I believe that Christy actually enjoyed that manga version of it too.

(i hope that's not too confusing since i'm dead tired right now grin )
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 05/05/12 01:06 AM

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/201...s-of-april-2011

Not sure what this actually means, but it's probably not good...
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 05/05/12 04:26 AM

Hmm-they still exist but they don't, what an interesting paradox.
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 05/05/12 04:38 AM

Yeah and boy was there a really odd "back & forth" going on at ANN.
Between the ANN CEO & Media Blasters CEO.
You would think two college educated professionals would not bicker like kids.

They do have a rather telling track record of all the delays, cancelations, and of course them not getting the recent Queens Blade series was kinda odd.

Personally I am kinda wondering why it's taking them until August to put out a "barebones" DVD/Blu-Ray version of Godzilla Vs Megalon.
A title that was supposed to be out in late December of 2011.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 05/05/12 09:53 AM

Originally Posted By: EricDent
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/201...s-of-april-2011

Not sure what this actually means, but it's probably not good...

To me ALL it means is yet another delay for Anime That I once had on order ( cancelled due to being pulled completely from the release line up )
and of Anime that I still had on order, but has now been push backed. ( again )

My World will Brighten considerably when I see Titles like, Ikki Tousen: Great Guardians back on the per-order line up
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 05/05/12 12:05 PM

Originally Posted By: EricDent
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/201...s-of-april-2011

Not sure what this actually means, but it's probably not good...

It doesn't mean a whole lot. NY State has some of the highest taxes around. They also give tax brakes and extensions to businesses (especially small businesses).

Each state is different when it comes to income taxes. New York is no different. When it comes to tax extensions, you have up to five years (IIRC) to pay them off as long you file the extensions on time every year.

According to John, they goofed up on the tax extension and it appears that NY refused it. It also appears that John wasn't alerted about it until it was too late (that's typical NY for you). NY listed MB as a closed business because of it and MB is mow working on getting that fixed.

The bicker fight is reasonable in my eyes and I'm kind of glad it was brought out in the public. It's probably the only way to get Chris to react quickly or their own reputation is on the line.

It looks like ANN blab about this news to some of MB's competitors and they have been having field day with it. It's probably how MB lost the chance to pick up the new season of Queen's Blade. Something they said they were going to acquire, but at the end it was acquired by Sentai.

John is old fashioned and the number that Chris has is to his office phone. John said that he's been in NJ for the week, working on getting a new building open for their Live Action division. In other words, he's been out of the office. If they notified him through email, it wouldn't have been a problem.

Chris claims that he had the email wrong, but I find that hard to believe. John has had that email address for over 10 years and it's been available to the public. For the longest time, it's been available on their own web site.
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 05/05/12 02:04 PM

Well I can't really say what exactly happened, since I am not that informed on the goings on of anime companies.

However if they knew they would be out if the office for a while, they could have at least given out the phone number to where they were. Plus in today's rather high tech world it is rather odd for anybody (especially the head of a company) to be "old fashioned". I mean pretty much everybody has cell phones now, and he could of had the calls forwarded to that.

Plus you think that they could have easily solved the problem with a simple phone call, instead of bickering like school kids for everybody to see.
Has the communication skills of everybody gone down by that much, that we can't talk to each other via the phone? Are we so reliant on email, Facebook, and Twitter now?
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 05/05/12 02:30 PM

Originally Posted By: EricDent

Has the communication skills of everybody gone down by that much, that we can't talk to each other via the phone? Are we so reliant on email, Facebook, and Twitter now?


Yes, yes, yes and yes.
Posted by: Manhiem

Re: Anime News - 05/05/12 03:04 PM

Hm. If I were to say anything about today's communication skills, I would have to say that it is writing that has suffered the most. Look on any internet forum you like, and you will find examples where the spelling, grammar, and syntax are so bad that you can hardly read the post, let alone decipher its meaning.

This concerns me, because it means not only that we lack the skills to write well, but also that we do not care who knows it. These are public forums that can be read by anyone in the world, and yet people post notes (sometimes with their real name on them) that they should be ashamed to show anyone. Seriously, it does no good to make even the most impassioned plea if your message makes you look like an idiot.

Sorry for the rant, but this really is a pet peeve of mine, and no, I'm not an English teacher. English teachers probably don't get as wrapped around the axle about this as I do.
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 05/05/12 03:12 PM

Well hopefully I am attempting to steer clear of the bad posts.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 05/05/12 04:12 PM

Originally Posted By: EricDent
Well I can't really say what exactly happened, since I am not that informed on the goings on of anime companies.

I'm not either. However, there are two things that I do know.

1.) I live in New York, so I know how the tax system works in the state quite well.

2.) I know that competition can get nasty. I used to deal with it all the time in a previous job.

Quote:
However if they knew they would be out if the office for a while, they could have at least given out the phone number to where they were. Plus in today's rather high tech world it is rather odd for anybody (especially the head of a company) to be "old fashioned". I mean pretty much everybody has cell phones now, and he could of had the calls forwarded to that.

The way I'm reading it is that John attended the con last weekend and then he went to NJ to contend with the construction of the new building for the live action division. There's probably no phone available where he's at.

Also, John hates cell phones. I personally hate them too and I only have a TracFone for emergency use. Otherwise, my cell phone is always off.

It is also unwise to give out your cell phone number to the press. They will be annoying you non-stop 24/7.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 05/05/12 08:13 PM

I hate cell phones myself-e mail spamming is bad enough. My motto is if you can't reach me by landline or e mail then you don't really need to contact me.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 05/05/12 11:17 PM

Originally Posted By: Manhiem
Hm. If I were to say anything about today's communication skills, I would have to say that it is writing that has suffered the most. Look on any internet forum you like, and you will find examples where the spelling, grammar, and syntax are so bad that you can hardly read the post, let alone decipher its meaning.

This concerns me, because it means not only that we lack the skills to write well, but also that we do not care who knows it. These are public forums that can be read by anyone in the world, and yet people post notes (sometimes with their real name on them) that they should be ashamed to show anyone. Seriously, it does no good to make even the most impassioned plea if your message makes you look like an idiot.

Sorry for the rant, but this really is a pet peeve of mine, and no, I'm not an English teacher. English teachers probably don't get as wrapped around the axle about this as I do.
You said it Manhiem. Love your post. Love it, love it, love it. I've a big soft spot in my heart for the dyslexic; I work with a few, and post with a few more. I'm the first one to make typographical errors, although it's usually my belligerent spellchecker throwing a wrench in the works. If I had a nickel for every time spellcheck corrected the intentional spelling of "faves" into "faces"... well, I'd have quite a few nickels.

Regarding people with atrocious spelling and grammar, I have less patience. I don't care if someone makes mistakes, posts in shorthand, or uses a barrage of slang; but if you don't care what anybody at the forum you're posting in thinks, what are you doing here. Get the h??? out.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 05/05/12 11:56 PM

Originally Posted By: zrdb
My motto is if you can't reach me by landline or e mail then you don't really need to contact me.

That's pretty much my motto as well.
Posted by: Manhiem

Re: Anime News - 05/17/12 05:21 PM

Ikki Tousen fans will probably want to know about this, though I don't know what they can do about it.

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/20...nto-social-game
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 05/17/12 06:17 PM

They can keep their card game and give me Great Guardians on DVD.
Posted by: Gevin

Re: Anime News - 05/17/12 06:20 PM

I don't have a landline & I hate communicating via email. I use my email for online receipts from various online retailers, bills, and not much more.

My favorite forms of communication is text messaging, cell calls, and speaking in person.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 05/17/12 07:07 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku
They can keep their card game and give me Great Guardians on DVD.

I second that !
Posted by: Manhiem

Re: Anime News - 06/04/12 03:03 PM

And now, to go with your brainwave controlled nekomimi:

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/20...rolled-cat-tail

What will those fetish-crazed Japanese think of next? Should we tremble with anticipation, or shudder in trepidation?
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 06/04/12 03:40 PM

Looks like a prototype, Im sure once the retail version hits the market,
youll be able to get it here at RightStuf.
To go along with the robotic Cat Ears
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Anime News - 06/05/12 11:35 AM

Originally Posted By: Manhiem
And now, to go with your brainwave controlled nekomimi:

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/20...rolled-cat-tail

What will those fetish-crazed Japanese think of next? Should we tremble with anticipation, or shudder in trepidation?

Do we really need this? It's interesting, but c'mon. Who would actually wear one? Fan girls I know, but try getting a real maid to wear one. Hahaha.

Next will be geneticly enhanced Catgirl maids. laugh
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 06/05/12 12:25 PM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Originally Posted By: Manhiem
And now, to go with your brainwave controlled nekomimi:

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/20...rolled-cat-tail

What will those fetish-crazed Japanese think of next? Should we tremble with anticipation, or shudder in trepidation?

Do we really need this? It's interesting, but c'mon. Who would actually wear one? Fan girls I know, but try getting a real maid to wear one. Hahaha.

Next will be geneticly enhanced Catgirl maids. laugh

Quote:
Next will be geneticly enhanced Catgirl maids. laugh

I know you meant it ironically, but..........
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 06/05/12 03:40 PM

Kinda surprised they have not done the genetically altered cat-girl by now.
Or at least somebody having cat-ears/tail surgically attached.

Since Japan seems to be obsessed with cat-girls....
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 06/05/12 04:11 PM

Originally Posted By: EricDent
Kinda surprised they have not done the genetically altered cat-girl by now.
Or at least somebody having cat-ears/tail surgically attached.

Since Japan seems to be obsessed with cat-girls....

YAH Like that guy ( over here ) that is tattooed green like a Lizard, and even got horn implants under his skin on top of his head
Posted by: Manhiem

Re: Anime News - 06/05/12 04:45 PM

I saw a brief reference to some guy who has had ears and whiskers implanted, and iirc, he's looking at having some kind of cybernetic tail grafted onto his tail bone. Of course, it could all be a hoax, but the poster seemed serious about it.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 06/05/12 04:53 PM

Originally Posted By: Manhiem
I saw a brief reference to some guy who has had ears and whiskers implanted, and iirc, he's looking at having some kind of cybernetic tail grafted onto his tail bone. Of course, it could all be a hoax, but the poster seemed serious about it.

I recall that one as well crazy
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 06/05/12 05:51 PM

I like Christopher Walken's sharpened teeth in Sleepy Hollow. eek
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 06/05/12 05:58 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku
I like Christopher Walken's sharpened teeth in Sleepy Hollow. eek

Quote:
Question: What do you do when you want a Christopher Walken type ?
Answer: Get Christopher Walken !

laugh
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 06/05/12 06:04 PM

He's one creepy Hessian headless horseman! eek
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3g0boHxzA1qeq1qho2_1280.jpg
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 06/05/12 06:08 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku
He's one creepy Hessian headless horseman! eek
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3g0boHxzA1qeq1qho2_1280.jpg

Yup!... He's the perfect, Christopher Walken type grin
Posted by: Manhiem

Re: Anime News - 06/14/12 07:42 AM

Interesting. Had you heard about this already, B-dub?

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-06-13/discotek-announces-dvd-release-of-mad-bull-34-series
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 06/14/12 08:27 AM

Originally Posted By: Manhiem

Nope, thanks for passing it on Manhiem... smile
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 06/14/12 03:59 PM

Congratulations to the Zebraman 2: Attack on Zebra City Contest Winners,
Becky W. of Columbus, OH and "Bruce B. of Louisville, KY" <-That's me grin

who will each recieve a Zebraman 2: Attack on Zebra City prize pack, containing a mini-poster and t-shirt.
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 06/14/12 04:28 PM

Congrats on the poster and shirt.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 06/17/12 11:41 AM

I've never won anything from an anime contest-but I did score 2 anime dvds from a convention a few years ago-they were handing them out and I just happened to be in the right place at the right time.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 06/17/12 12:56 PM

Originally Posted By: zrdb
I've never won anything from an anime contest-but I did score 2 anime dvds from a convention a few years ago-they were handing them out and I just happened to be in the right place at the right time.

I won tickets to a pre-release Showing of Independence Day, while there I won a Free
ID4 Tee Shirt. grin
( I loved that shirt )

I may still have it somewhere
( I hope, I'll have to look a bit and see )
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 06/17/12 01:59 PM

Just in case, Media Blasters has cancelled another release...

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/201...lume-of-bakuman

Also apparently Spike & Chi are now married...

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/201...aka-get-married
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 06/17/12 02:44 PM

Originally Posted By: EricDent
Just in case, Media Blasters has cancelled another release...

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/201...lume-of-bakuman

This one isn't that surprising. The first DVD set sold poorly and MB made that perfectly clear. They said on their FB page that they were trying to renegotiate the contract, so they could release the series out in a complete set (it was successful for Kanokon), but it doesn't look like it went through.

The original plan was to release season 1 on DVD version into two parts and then release it out on Blu-ray in one set after that.

The Blu-ray version and part 2 of the DVD were solicited at the same time, but when I saw DVD part 2 got canceled. I thought it was only a matter of time before the BD version got canceled.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 06/17/12 08:23 PM

No biggie for me as it's something I'd never buy, anyway.
Posted by: Manhiem

Re: Anime News - 06/27/12 04:50 PM

Bad, bad news, kiku

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/201...me-video-rights

No home video distribution outside of Asia. frown
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 06/27/12 06:30 PM

Wow.
That sucks. frown
Although not as vocal as kiku, I was looking forward to that series release as well.
Did sell gangbusters or something?
Cause that's the only reseason I see the comitte doing that.
Or maybe the opposite?
It sold so poor that they don't want us to have our cheapo copy so the cheapo fans over there can reverse-import.
Either way I re-itterate: That sucks. frown
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 06/27/12 06:46 PM

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Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 06/27/12 07:12 PM

In memoriam a tragic loss of kawaii in America:

Ro-Kyu-Bu ~ Fast Break!
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 06/27/12 07:35 PM

Originally Posted By: Manhiem
Bad, bad news, kiku

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/201...me-video-rights

No home video distribution outside of Asia. frown

This may not be as bad as it sounds.

There have been a few times in the past, where a title was licensed out to two separate anime companies at the same time. For example, Sola comes to mind. Bandai Entertainment released the title a few years ago and for some reason, Sentai acquired the title while Bandai still had the license to it.

In the end, Sentai got a refund because of the mistake.

It's possible, that it happened to this license as well and in the end a compromise was made. Sentai gets the digital rights, while someone else gets the video rights.

There are two anime companies that don't focus much on digital distribution, but focus heavily on video releases. Those two companies are NIS America and Nozomi and both of them are making license announcements this weekend at the Anime Expo.

Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 06/27/12 09:11 PM

Thanks for the modicum of hope joelgundam01.
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 07/07/12 12:58 AM

Just a heads up: mark your calendars for Summer of 2013, cause a NEW Sailor Moon anime series will be headed our way. They plan to do a simultaneous world-wide release. This was on Anime News Network.

Also in the "only in Japan" front: there are some sort of new virtual reality type glasses that let you have some sort of interaction with whichever anime girl you claimed as your "waifu". Look it up.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 07/07/12 07:58 AM

You do not know how happy i was when I saw that news yesterday!

Sailor moon is pretty much what got me into anime in the first place.
I hope this means someone will bring out the olders series, also I really really hope someone (other than Viz) picks up the new series for re-lease over here.
SQUEEE!!!!
So happy! laugh
Posted by: Nambu Hakase

Re: Anime News - 07/07/12 08:35 AM

I'm hoping voice actress Kotono Mitsuishi get the role of Sailor Moon. It wouldn't be the same without her.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 07/07/12 12:10 PM

This is the reason why I always go through the available for per-order list at Got Anime
a couple times a week.....
Casshan: Robot Hunter Casshern (ova)
&
Galaxy Express 999 Eternal Fantasy (movie)
Are now on the list.

Both seemed to have been placed on the per-order list without mush Fan Fair
as far I could tell.
If I hadnt been a Got Anime member, I dont know when I would of found out.
I just happened to have been going over all the per-order lists on the Got Anime site
( as I am prone to do ) when I noticed them.

Of course, I Immediately placed both of them on order
grin
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 07/07/12 01:40 PM

I saw that they are going to make another season os Sailor Moon? They never even brought Sailor Moon-Sailor Stars over here and SM has been oop here in the us for almost 5 years now. Prioritize Toei.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 07/07/12 01:43 PM

Originally Posted By: BWBODDY
This is the reason why I always go through the available for per-order list at Got Anime
a couple times a week.....
Casshan: Robot Hunter Casshern (ova)
&
Galaxy Express 999 Eternal Fantasy (movie)
Are now on the list.

Both seemed to have been placed on the per-order list without mush Fan Fair
as far I could tell.
If I hadnt been a Got Anime member, I dont know when I would of found out.
I just happened to have been going over all the per-order lists on the Got Anime site
( as I am prone to do ) when I noticed them.


I never check the Got Anime preorder list. Instead I made an RSS feed to Right Stuf's New/Changes list. A simple click on to my bookmark tool bar and I get the list of the latest product listings from Right Stuf.

Those preorders BTW popped up just yesterday.
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 07/07/12 03:05 PM

Yea, I just watch the new item list.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 07/07/12 03:19 PM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
Originally Posted By: BWBODDY
This is the reason why I always go through the available for per-order list at Got Anime
a couple times a week.....
Casshan: Robot Hunter Casshern (ova)
&
Galaxy Express 999 Eternal Fantasy (movie)
Are now on the list.

Both seemed to have been placed on the per-order list without mush Fan Fair
as far I could tell.
If I hadnt been a Got Anime member, I dont know when I would of found out.
I just happened to have been going over all the per-order lists on the Got Anime site
( as I am prone to do ) when I noticed them.


I never check the Got Anime preorder list. Instead I made an RSS feed to Right Stuf's New/Changes list. A simple click on to my bookmark tool bar and I get the list of the latest product listings from Right Stuf.

Those preorders BTW popped up just yesterday.

Drrr.... crazy <- me
I dont think Ive ever looked the new / changed item list
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 07/07/12 03:29 PM

The first thing I do when I get to RightStuf is check the new/changed items. My day's just not complete without it.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 07/07/12 04:33 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku
The first thing I do when I get to RightStuf is check the new/changed items. My day's just not complete without it.

Okay, I just checked it out.
Yah, I'm going to have to start making that one of my Site stops.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 07/07/12 05:55 PM

I've been checking it quite a bit lately.
I'm looking for a Ristorante Paradiso listing.
I want that series so much!
I'm litterally hopping up and down in my chair waiting for that listing to go up.
Posted by: Manhiem

Re: Anime News - 07/07/12 09:37 PM

Hopping up and down in your chair? You wouldn't happen to be learning the teddy bear's chair dance, would you?
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 07/07/12 10:03 PM

That reference fly's right over my head.
Still think it's funny though. laugh
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 07/07/12 10:04 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
That reference fly's right over my head.


If I were you, I would keep it that way.
Posted by: Manhiem

Re: Anime News - 07/07/12 10:52 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
That reference fly's right over my head.
Still think it's funny though. laugh

When I watched "Ristorante Paradiso" on Crunchyroll, the ending credits showed a teddy bear doing a dance in a chair.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47tVSl1HOW0
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 07/08/12 12:33 AM

Originally Posted By: Manhiem
Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
That reference fly's right over my head.
Still think it's funny though. laugh

When I watched "Ristorante Paradiso" on Crunchyroll, the ending credits showed a teddy bear doing a dance in a chair.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47tVSl1HOW0

laugh HA!!! laugh
... *cute* ...
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 07/08/12 07:38 AM

Originally Posted By: Manhiem
Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
That reference fly's right over my head.
Still think it's funny though. laugh

When I watched "Ristorante Paradiso" on Crunchyroll, the ending credits showed a teddy bear doing a dance in a chair.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47tVSl1HOW0


Ah, I see. smile
I don't watch anime streaming... (yeah, I'm odd like that)
I've seen the intro via you tube and a few odd clips here and there.
But that is cute end theme.
It makes me even more excited to get my hands on it now. laugh
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 07/08/12 11:14 AM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.

I don't watch anime streaming... (yeah, I'm odd like that)
I've seen the intro via you tube and a few odd clips here and there.

I'm the same way.....
Ill reference a clip of an Anime Im thinking about buying, but normally all
I can find are Subs of it at best.
But still, its worked out more or less, when Ive done it.

Ive not been unhappy with the Anime I bought after watching a clip or part of an Episode
on the Net.
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 07/08/12 01:21 PM

I personally sample a lot from streaming sites. Like I am very glad I watched Okami beforehand as I would have been upset with it.

It does have it's downside though. As I watched Highschool DxD and now I am still waiting on a release day.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 07/08/12 01:36 PM

I don't watch much anime streaming. I do occasionally use the world wide intraweb to preview or investigate anime though. I also subscribe to The Anime Network On Demand and Funimation On Demand through my cable provider. However, I watch 99.9% of my anime on DVD. Solid media FTW!
Posted by: Nambu Hakase

Re: Anime News - 07/10/12 06:48 PM

Rightstuf sent me an email about Manga Entertainment titles on iTunes. I noticed on Manga Entertainment's site links to their anime on iTunes redirects to a download iTunes spash page. frown So I made a listing if their titles on iTunes with working links. Please let me know if the links do not work:

http://animuze.com/2012/07/manga-entertainment-titles-on-itunes/

Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 07/22/12 02:01 PM

BTW apparently Funimation got the Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari (The Tale of the Holy Machine Wielder from Another World) and is going to call it:

Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar

They had a web-page for the forums for it, but it got took down.

Here is an image of that web-site though (thanks to ANN).

http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/9752/warongeminar.jpg
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 07/22/12 08:04 PM

Is it part of the tenshi franchise?
Or does it have a few superfical things here and there that may Or may not tie it in to it?
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 07/22/12 08:15 PM

Yes it has ties to both Ryo-Ohki & GXP.
It deals with Kenshi Masaki, who is apparently Tenchi's half-brother.
It also deals with some alternate dimiension ala Dual/El Hazard.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 07/22/12 10:10 PM

Originally Posted By: EricDent
BTW apparently Funimation got the Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari (The Tale of the Holy Machine Wielder from Another World) and is going to call it:

Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar

They had a web-page for the forums for it, but it got took down.

Here is an image of that web-site though (thanks to ANN).

http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/9752/warongeminar.jpg


That makes me super happy as I've watched it fansubbed a year or so ago and really enjoyed it a lot. The main TM characters we've come to know and love don't even make cameo appearances-they just get mentioned in passing, and not even by name.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 07/28/12 04:40 PM

Some good news regarding When they cry:
NISA is going to bring out Umineko! smirk
I only smirk cause it's blu-ray only.
I've got a PS3 so I can watch it...
But I guess it's finally time to buy a blu-ray player for me...
*le sigh* tired
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 07/28/12 07:57 PM

Funimation's license from Otakon:

* Fairy Tail Season 2
* Fairy Tail The Movie
* One Piece Season 5
* One Piece Film: Strong World
* Aquarion Evol
* Akira
* Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar
* Tenchi Muyo! franchise
* Space Battleship Yamato Resurrection

Also acquired additional rights for:
* Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine
* Maken-Ki! Battling Venus
* Sankarea
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 07/29/12 01:52 AM

Is that Space Battleship Yamato the new anime or the recent live-action movie?
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 07/29/12 03:18 AM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
Funimation's license from Otakon:

* Fairy Tail Season 2
* Fairy Tail The Movie
* One Piece Season 5
* One Piece Film: Strong World
* Aquarion Evol
* Akira
* Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar
* Tenchi Muyo! franchise
* Space Battleship Yamato Resurrection

Also acquired additional rights for:
* Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine
* Maken-Ki! Battling Venus
* Sankarea
Maken-Ki! and Sankarea. That's two more from my wish list.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 07/29/12 09:35 AM

Originally Posted By: kiku
Funimation's license from Otakon:
Maken-Ki! and Sankarea. That's two more from my wish list.

So does that mean theyre getting an English Dub ??
If so, Im in !!
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 07/29/12 10:08 AM

Crapamation dubs every thing they release. The Fairy Tail stuff is pure pleasure to me-the series is up to episode 141 this week.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 07/29/12 10:13 AM

Originally Posted By: zrdb
Crapamation dubs every thing they release.

... GREAT ! ... laugh
Posted by: Manhiem

Re: Anime News - 07/29/12 11:53 AM

I'm not sure how they break Fairy Tail up into "seasons". It seems that they're trying to tell us that season one had 48 episodes, while season 2 only had 24. Is that a typo, or does that mean that from season 2 on, each season will have 24 episodes?

Iirc, in Japan, they've been extending Fairy Tail in one year increments. Am I mistaken? Or is Funimation trying to limit its risk by only licensing 24 episodes at a time, so they can abandon ship if the sales start slowing? I'm looking forward to the Tenrojima arc, so I hope they don't quit before that.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 07/29/12 11:59 AM

Originally Posted By: EricDent
Is that Space Battleship Yamato the new anime or the recent live-action movie?

The new anime series.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 07/29/12 12:04 PM

Originally Posted By: BWBODDY
Originally Posted By: kiku
Funimation's license from Otakon:
Maken-Ki! and Sankarea. That's two more from my wish list.

So does that mean theyre getting an English Dub ??
If so, Im in !!

Yes! "Additional rights" means that they acquired the video rights. Anything released on video from Funimation automatically gets a dub, since it's part of their ironclad policy.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 07/29/12 12:06 PM

I knew there was a reason why I love Funimation.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 07/29/12 04:10 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku
I knew there was a reason why I love Funimation.

Ill have to remember that: Funimation [Video Releases] = English Dub
If this is so, than go Funimation.... grin laugh laugh laugh grin
License than all and let the other wither and die for not doing so.
Or pick up the pace and start doing so.

Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 07/29/12 08:04 PM

Originally Posted By: BWBODDY
Ill have to remember that: Funimation [Video Releases] = English Dub

I fixed it for you. Their simulcasts are sub only.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 07/29/12 08:24 PM

Originally Posted By: Manhiem
I'm not sure how they break Fairy Tail up into "seasons". It seems that they're trying to tell us that season one had 48 episodes, while season 2 only had 24. Is that a typo, or does that mean that from season 2 on, each season will have 24 episodes?

Iirc, in Japan, they've been extending Fairy Tail in one year increments. Am I mistaken? Or is Funimation trying to limit its risk by only licensing 24 episodes at a time, so they can abandon ship if the sales start slowing? I'm looking forward to the Tenrojima arc, so I hope they don't quit before that.


I know that the 48 episodes of Fairy Tail they dubbed have been doing quite well for them so it's a no brainer that they'd license more.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 07/29/12 09:07 PM

Originally Posted By: BWBODDY
Originally Posted By: kiku
I knew there was a reason why I love Funimation.

Ill have to remember that: Funimation [Video Releases] = English Dub
If this is so, than go Funimation.... grin laugh laugh laugh grin
License than all and let the other wither and die for not doing so.
Or pick up the pace and start doing so.


Thanks Joel, I fixed it laugh
Posted by: Gevin

Re: Anime News - 07/30/12 08:14 PM

Kinda pisses that When They Cry is being released sub only. I'm too happy about it being released on BD,.. But subbed? Blegh.
I'm pretty tempted to upgrade my Durarara to BD, but that 150 price tag is high. Will it have normal BD cases within the lunchbox? Will there be a cheaper release without the lunchbox? Amazing series,.. Probably going to double dip.

Ya, I know that Bacano's LE BD wound up getting rereleased..
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 09/01/12 08:03 PM

Awesome News!
Seems Sentai Got Letter bee, Mawaru Penguin Drum and Ninja scroll!
link
I'm all over Penguin Drum as that was done by Ikuhara, the guy behind Utena!
OMG! I'm Sqealin' like a fan girl here! laugh
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 09/01/12 08:22 PM

Mawaru Penguin Drum-COUNT ME IN, I loved that show.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 09/01/12 09:55 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Awesome News!
Seems Sentai Got Letter bee, Mawaru Penguin Drum and Ninja scroll!
link
I'm all over Penguin Drum as that was done by Ikuhara, the guy behind Utena!
OMG! I'm Sqealin' like a fan girl here! laugh

I cant speak for the rest of them, but, Ninja Scroll is always a good watch.
Posted by: Manhiem

Re: Anime News - 09/11/12 09:34 PM

In case anyone has missed the news, Nozomi is announcing a new title acquisition tomorrow at 12pm Eastern time.
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 09/11/12 11:41 PM

Quick quiz, is that Ninja Scroll the movie, or the TV series?
Posted by: Manhiem

Re: Anime News - 09/11/12 11:54 PM

Based on the fact that the article mentioned the TV series as a separate project, I'm thinking that Sentai got the movie.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 09/12/12 11:01 AM

Sweet! I can't to find out!
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 09/12/12 11:24 AM

OMG!

Right Stuf scored Rose of Versailles!
How cool is that!?
I'm soo pre-ordering this when they put it up!
Not only is old-school it's Shojo!
Right stuf you is Hardcore Badass!
Like I said earlier; I hope this title sells really well for you! laugh
Posted by: Manhiem

Re: Anime News - 09/12/12 11:30 AM

In case anyone would like a more in-depth review of RoV, here is one by Grumpy Jiisan on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNPFFDysTcY
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 09/12/12 09:08 PM

I think I'll pass on Rose Of Versalles-as much as I like shoujo this one doesn't really do anything for me. Kinda wish they'd have licensed Ladies Vs. Butlers, though. It'd have been an instant buy for me although somehow it seems like that would be something crapamation would pick up.
Posted by: Manhiem

Re: Anime News - 09/13/12 02:16 PM

Sentai's December releases:
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/press-release/2012-09-13/section23-films-announces-december-slate
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 09/13/12 03:09 PM

Here's some good news for those intrested:
Media blasters got Shamanic Princess and Jubei-chan.
Right Stuf has 'em up for pre-order.
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 09/13/12 07:57 PM

Is Jubei-chan both the first one & the 2nd one?

Also Media Blasters has been "reinstated" as an active company now.
For awhile (due to some legal stuff) it had been declared by NY as a non-active company. Which caused quite a big explosion of rumors.

Plus the rather infamous public flame war between the head of Anime News Network & Media Blasters. For being such influential people, they both acted like they were 2 year olds. They really should have done the discussion in private.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 09/13/12 08:03 PM

Originally Posted By: EricDent
Is Jubei-chan both the first one & the 2nd one?

They only have the first one. Whether they get the second one depends on the sales of the first one.
Posted by: Manhiem

Re: Anime News - 09/14/12 10:47 PM

OK, they've slid the release date for Shakugan no Shana season 2 back another week (now Dec. 18), and they've announced the release date for the movie and the OVA (Dec. 04). Now I have a question. Do I watch the movie and the OVA before or after season 2?
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 09/15/12 06:50 PM

I'm so stoked! Shana is back baby! Yeah!
Posted by: Manhiem

Re: Anime News - 09/26/12 05:51 PM

Funimation's December release schedule:

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2012/09/26/funimation-announces-december-release-slate
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 09/26/12 06:06 PM

Waah! so much Shana! I'm on fire!
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 09/26/12 06:20 PM

Shakugon No Shana is one of those shows I'm lukewarm on-the 1st season was quite good but the rest of it follows the law of diminishing returns.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 09/27/12 10:39 AM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
Originally Posted By: EricDent
Is Jubei-chan both the first one & the 2nd one?

They only have the first one. Whether they get the second one depends on the sales of the first one.


It'll be nice to see this title back in circulation again. One that is a blast to watch each time you see it.
Posted by: Manhiem

Re: Anime News - 09/28/12 09:16 PM

Oh, kiku? Lookee, lookee:

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-09-28/sentai-filmworks-licenses-fate/stay-night-tv-anime
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 09/28/12 09:53 PM



A ton of Sentai news is coming out of a convention in a Atlanta. Fate/Stay Night was one of the announcements.

WTK did a good job of compiling it all at the Fandom Post forums.

http://www.fandompost.com/oldforums/show...ll=1#post135219

Note: Sentai has a policy to dub all anime that releases on Blu-ray. In other words, any title announced to have a Blu-ray release also means that it is getting a dub.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 09/28/12 09:55 PM

Yup-never had the chance to watch the originial series that crapamation had for a few years but after watching Unlimited Blade Works I'm really stoked-but not enough to buy the imported subbed set of the newer Fate Stay Night series that is being sold here for $350, but this originial series is an instant pre order for me as is Moretsu Space Pirates-YAY!!
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 09/28/12 10:56 PM

Confirmed: Ocean Studios will dubbing Black Lagoon: Robert's Blood Trial.

http://www.fandompost.com/oldforums/show...ll=1#post135282
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 09/28/12 11:42 PM

That is amazing news (about Black Lagoon)!

Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 09/29/12 12:46 AM

ZOMG! Now I simply have to order Unlimited Blade Works. ZOMG! The Second Combustion... with both the cut and uncut versions! ZOMG! Bodacious Space Pirates, as zrdb put it, that's an instant preorder.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 09/29/12 01:01 AM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01


A ton of Sentai news is coming out of a convention in a Atlanta. Fate/Stay Night was one of the announcements.

WTK did a good job of compiling it all at the Fandom Post forums.

http://www.fandompost.com/oldforums/show...ll=1#post135219

Note: Sentai has a policy to dub all anime that releases on Blu-ray. In other words, any title announced to have a Blu-ray release also means that it is getting a dub.
They're not sure one way or another about Familiar Of Zero, although Familiar Of Zero F is getting a DVD release. kiku's hopeful. Maedaka Box is getting a Blu-ray release and a dub! No word on a DVD though; again kiku's hopeful. Mysterious Girlfriend X is mysterious as usual... kiku's hopeful.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 09/29/12 01:02 AM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
Confirmed: Ocean Studios will dubbing Black Lagoon: Robert's Blood Trial.

http://www.fandompost.com/oldforums/show...ll=1#post135282
It's with the original cast to boot! Pure win!
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 09/29/12 01:06 AM


ALRIGHT !!! laugh
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 09/29/12 01:08 AM

Originally Posted By: kiku
Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
Confirmed: Ocean Studios will dubbing Black Lagoon: Robert's Blood Trial.

http://www.fandompost.com/oldforums/show...ll=1#post135282
It's with the original cast to boot! Pure win!

ALRIGHT !!! laugh
( again )
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 09/29/12 11:21 AM

Originally Posted By: kiku
Maedaka Box is getting a Blu-ray release and a dub! No word on a DVD though; again kiku's hopeful.

All Sentai titles get a DVD release by default. Blu-ray is questionable, so that's why fans ask those questions.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 09/29/12 12:55 PM

Medaka Box (that's the correct spelling) was ok but really didn't do too much for me so I'll pass on it and I've already preordered Black Lagoon.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 09/29/12 02:19 PM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
Originally Posted By: kiku
Maedaka Box is getting a Blu-ray release and a dub! No word on a DVD though; again kiku's hopeful.

All Sentai titles get a DVD release by default. Blu-ray is questionable, so that's why fans ask those questions.
Yippee!
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 10/06/12 05:18 PM

OMG!!!

DiscoTek has picked up the original Cutey Honey!!!!
link
AHHHHIIIEEEEEE!!!! cry <----- Tears of Joy!
I love Cutey Honey and you can bet your sweet patootie I'm buying this bad girl!
SQUEEE!!!
(goes off on a nerd-girl squeefit!)

EDIT:
Here's the OP for you to enjoy. smirk
Cutey Honey OP

(Goes back to squeeing)
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 10/06/12 05:45 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
OMG!!!

DiscoTek has picked up the original Cutey Honey!!!!
link
AHHHHIIIEEEEEE!!!! cry <----- Tears of Joy!
I love Cutey Honey and you can bet your sweet patootie I'm buying this bad girl!
SQUEEE!!!
(goes off on a nerd-girl squeefit!)

EDIT:
Here's the OP for you to enjoy. smirk
Cutey Honey OP

(Goes back to squeeing)

Yup, love Cutey Honey, I own it.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 10/06/12 07:28 PM

The only thing I never saw was the live action Cutey Honey movie-I heard that it sucked big time.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 10/06/12 08:53 PM

I wonder why 70's legend Cutey Honey and 80's legend Dirty Pair both have retellings celled Flash.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 10/06/12 09:37 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku
I wonder why 70's legend Cutey Honey and 80's legend Dirty Pair both have retellings celled Flash.


Maybe cause they're thing thinking of the word "Flashy".
And how that gets used in English to refer to something "new" or "different".
Either way I'm stoked.
This basicly the grandaddy of all ecchi.
I want to see how well it's weathered over time.
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 10/07/12 02:17 AM

Discotek also got Mazinger Z as well, AKA Tranzor Z.
I would guess the rather edited dub version that was shown as Tranzor Z won't be on the release.

Would kinda like it if Discotek somehow got Gatchaman seasons 2 & 3.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 10/07/12 08:26 AM

Mazinger is cool as well.
But since I love Magical girl & fanservice anime...
You can guess why I'm more excited over Cutey Honey than Mazinger, not that that show does sound cool.
After all, Go Nagai practically invented the "hot-blooded shonen, epic yelling mecha drama" as well.
A lot of people don't realize it but when it come to mecha & fanservice; a lot of it owes it's origins to Nagai.
GO Nagai! GO!
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 10/09/12 03:56 PM

Just a heads up on a possible major goof on Media Blasters part.
According to Monster Zero message boards & Facebook, there are some copies of Godzilla Vs Megalon DVD floating around with the special features on them.

It is not known if Toho OKed this or not, if not you can say bye-bye to Media Blasters.
So just in case you might want to grab anything you want from them.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 10/09/12 11:48 PM

Originally Posted By: EricDent
Just a heads up on a possible major goof on Media Blasters part.
According to Monster Zero message boards & Facebook, there are some copies of Godzilla Vs Megalon DVD floating around with the special features on them.

It is not known if Toho OKed this or not, if not you can say bye-bye to Media Blasters.
So just in case you might want to grab anything you want from them.


John confirmed over on Facebook that he got special features approved. That's why the title was delayed for so long.
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 10/09/12 11:56 PM

OK then why did they bother with the bare bones release?
Also if it is a new version, why not include that info on the back of the DVD?
Finally if it was approved they said there would be a Blu-Ray version as well, is that released as well?

Anyhow, if I was in error by posting this, I am sorry.

It's just that Media Blasters made themselves look like fools on a national scale with that debacle over the status of their company.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 10/10/12 06:32 AM

I for one, hope the best for Media Blastes; if for no other reason than for their Anime Works division to be able to release Queen's Blade 3 and Ikki Tousen 3.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 10/10/12 07:52 AM

Originally Posted By: kiku
I for one, hope the best for Media Blastes; if for no other reason than for their Anime Works division to be able to release Queen's Blade 3 and Ikki Tousen 3.

Oh Lordy Yes... Queen's Blade 3 & Ikki Tousen 3 laugh
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 10/10/12 03:05 PM

Originally Posted By: EricDent
OK then why did they bother with the bare bones release?

Because at the time, they weren't sure if they could get the extras approved on time or not. The plan was to release out a bare bones release first and then release out a SE when the extras were approved. However, it was announced about 8 weeks ago, that they got the extras approved on time.

Quote:
Also if it is a new version, why not include that info on the back of the DVD?

Who knows! Media Blasters is notorious for having inaccurate information on their back covers.

Quote:
Finally if it was approved they said there would be a Blu-Ray version as well, is that released as well?

Don't know!
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 10/10/12 09:38 PM

Just take Media Blasters as it actually happens and you'll be fine.
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 10/11/12 12:48 AM

I don't suppose you can provide a little proof for the Facebook thing?

Talking to several others on Monster Zero/Toho Kingdom that have an industry insider that said Media Blasters was "surprised" when people said the version with the Special Features was out in stores.

Sorry to be annoying.
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 10/11/12 01:12 AM

Originally Posted By: EricDent
I don't suppose you can provide a little proof for the Facebook thing?

Talking to several others on Monster Zero/Toho Kingdom that have an industry insider that said Media Blasters was "surprised" when people said the version with the Special Features was out in stores.

Sorry to be annoying.


According to this they are out there but Media Blasters did not okay it.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 10/11/12 01:19 PM

Originally Posted By: Cheap One
Originally Posted By: EricDent
I don't suppose you can provide a little proof for the Facebook thing?

Talking to several others on Monster Zero/Toho Kingdom that have an industry insider that said Media Blasters was "surprised" when people said the version with the Special Features was out in stores.

Sorry to be annoying.


According to this they are out there but Media Blasters did not okay it.


Ah, so the original plan was still in place and there was indeed an error.

@Eric: It was a reply several weeks ago (WTK pointed it out on Fandom Point; I can't find it though), but MB did confirm that they finally got the extras approved.
Posted by: Manhiem

Re: Anime News - 10/11/12 03:01 PM

January releases for Sentai:

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/press-release/2012-10-10/section23-films-announces-january-slate
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 10/11/12 03:17 PM

I might check out Space pirates, buuut not any time soon.
But what's up with Fate only getting a blu-ray only release?
I wants a DVD! :P
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 10/11/12 08:18 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
I might check out Space pirates, buuut not any time soon.
But what's up with Fate only getting a blu-ray only release?
I wants a DVD! :P


I wouldn't have it any other way than on bluray-I made the shift from dvds to blurays a couple of years ago-of course if it's only released on dvd I don't have a choice.
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 10/11/12 10:34 PM

Here is an update on the MB situation, direct from WTK.
And I am quoting his PM.

Let's see here. I haven't been following this recently. As far as I know, nothing really as changed. MB decided to put extras on to the home video releases before acquiring approval from Toho. There is the supposed settlement with them. All the details I can find is listed below (some old, some more recent). I'm not sure if it will be helpful to you or not.

Older stuff

Quote:
via MB Facebook page (11/22/2011)
Quote:
UPDATE: GvM, Just so everyone knows the masters are sitting for DVD and Blu Ray but at this point the can not ship as we are waiting for Toho approvals. Given this we can not make street date. We will update all once Toho gives us approval or further changes.

Everything is held up on Toho approval.

via MB Facebook page (12/3/2011)
Quote:
Updates are not always fun but need to get done. We are still waiting on Toho approvals. As we get more info I will update you all.

Sorry guys but Toho still has not approved and they are upset about DAM also. In our effort to pack this with lots of extras that folks requested Toho is now making us hold on re-orders of DAM and MvG release. We are now trying to come to a settlement with Toho.

via MB Facebook page (3/17/12)
Quote:
Can finally say OFFICIALLY, the Godzilla vs. Megalon BAREBONES version has been approved by TOHO. We will be announcing as a new release in the upcoming solicitation!

reports of our death are a bit exagerated. I guess we may as well just keep releasing stuff than.

...Yes he was compensated [Stuart Galbraith IV]. Felt bad for Carl, he does not handle payments. It was simply we pay the folks who work on discs once disc is authored. The whole TOHO approval issue put a big wrench in it all.



Newer posts from MB Facebook

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4...otal_comments=8
Quote:
- So, are there EXTRAS on this DVD after all?

- Yes pretty much all were not approved by Toho

http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?st...otal_comments=3
Quote:
- Seriously, I want to know why I paid the same price for a "Godzilla vs Megalon" dvd with no extras, as others are paying for the versions with the extras.

- I heard about this and we are looking into it. No one should have the version with the extras It seems that Amazon is the place people claim they are coming from. Trust me there are not many and if out there was a mistake.

http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?st...otal_comments=2
Quote:
- I know you just put out the DVD but do you guys have a time frame of when you'd like to get the special edtion GvsMegalon Blu-ray out? I picked up the DVD editon and would love to upgrade to the Blu-ray.

- No timeframe as Toho will not allow it. It was done months and months ago but Toho needs to approve it.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 10/11/12 11:08 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
I might check out Space pirates, buuut not any time soon.
But what's up with Fate only getting a blu-ray only release?
I wants a DVD! :P
I think Sentai should start releasing combo packs like Funi, then everybody wins! grin
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 10/12/12 11:43 AM

Originally Posted By: kiku
I think Sentai should start releasing combo packs like Funi, then everybody wins! grin

It would be too expensive for them, since they don't make the Blu-rays in house like Funimation does.

My how times have changed. It was a little less than 8 months ago, that you despised the combo packs with a passion.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 10/12/12 12:08 PM

It's hard not to love 'em. Effectively, you get copies of both the Blu-ray AND the DVD for the price of the Blu-ray. The thing is, I love DVD's. They're simple to use, generally have more language capability, and best of all; are much cheaper than Blu-rays. Plus there's a whole bunch o' value price package lines in which to get a whole series for affordable prices, not to mention affordable premium/deluxe sets too; for when you wanna splurge. I gotta give kudos to Sentai for providing me with a plethora of DVD titles over the last few years, but with this Blu-ray (only) release of Fate/Stay Night, I'm kinda miffed.
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 10/12/12 12:29 PM

There was a time when DVDs were the more expensive media choice. I am sure as time goes we will be seeing value packs and cheap deals for Blu-rays as we see often with DVDs and all the media that came before it.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 10/12/12 12:33 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku
I gotta give kudos to Sentai for providing me with a plethora of DVD titles over the last few years, but with this Blu-ray (only) release of Fate/Stay Night, I'm kinda miffed.

That's most likely Aniplex's doing.

Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 10/12/12 06:35 PM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
Originally Posted By: kiku
I think Sentai should start releasing combo packs like Funi, then everybody wins! grin

It would be too expensive for them, since they don't make the Blu-rays in house like Funimation does.

My how times have changed. It was a little less than 8 months ago, that you despised the combo packs with a passion.


Actually Sentai DOES do their own bluray authoring in house.
Posted by: Manhiem

Re: Anime News - 10/14/12 10:39 PM

NIS America announced today that they have Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko. They are giving it the rather unfortunate name Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl. Apart from that, I'm glad someone picked it up. smile

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/201...-otoko-tv-anime
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 10/14/12 11:24 PM

Originally Posted By: zrdb
Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
Originally Posted By: kiku
I think Sentai should start releasing combo packs like Funi, then everybody wins! grin

It would be too expensive for them, since they don't make the Blu-rays in house like Funimation does.

My how times have changed. It was a little less than 8 months ago, that you despised the combo packs with a passion.


Actually Sentai DOES do their own bluray authoring in house.

Yep! You're right! I was confusing Media Blasters with Sentai there.

I remember watching a YouTube video of a Q&A at one of their cons. David Williams said that Seraphim Studios' encoding process is different and more expensive compared to Funimation's. Releasing combo packs is just not economically feasible for them.

This could change in the future though.
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 10/14/12 11:50 PM

BTW there is a rumor of a second season of Mushi-Shi in the works.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 10/15/12 12:04 AM

I liked the movie... although I was definitely thinking WTF? I must admit that it was beautiful.
Posted by: Nambu Hakase

Re: Anime News - 10/15/12 09:33 PM

Rose of Versailles

I saw rightstuf will be releasing this next year and streaming it on Viki (never heard of it). I'm looking forward to this coming out. Is there any other older anime coming to DVD?
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 10/15/12 11:40 PM

I'm still on the fence, but the original Galaxy Express TV series is being released in it's entirety.
Posted by: Nambu Hakase

Re: Anime News - 10/16/12 12:43 AM

Originally Posted By: kiku
I'm still on the fence, but the original Galaxy Express TV series is being released in it's entirety.

Maetel's a fox. It's been entertaining so far.
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 10/16/12 01:25 AM

Well Discotek got Cutey Honey & Mazinger Z.

There is also a remake of Berserk coming soon (at least that's what the reviews on the A site are calling it).
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 10/16/12 05:34 PM

Originally Posted By: Nambu Hakase
Originally Posted By: kiku
I'm still on the fence, but the original Galaxy Express TV series is being released in it's entirety.

Maetel's a fox. It's been entertaining so far.
I'm a sucker for Maetel too! blush I'm particularly fond of her in Gun Frontier. Ialso have Galaxy Express 999 and Adieu Galaxy Express. On a side note, I've also got The Galaxy Railways. I'm a sucker for Space Trains too, cool hence my interest in Galaxy Express TV.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 10/16/12 07:01 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku
Originally Posted By: Nambu Hakase
Originally Posted By: kiku
I'm still on the fence, but the original Galaxy Express TV series is being released in it's entirety.

Maetel's a fox. It's been entertaining so far.
I'm a sucker for Maetel too! blush I'm particularly fond of her in Gun Frontier. Ialso have Galaxy Express 999 and Adieu Galaxy Express. On a side note, I've also got The Galaxy Railways. I'm a sucker for Space Trains too, cool hence my interest in Galaxy Express TV.

One day maybe, the TV Series will get a Dub.
I'll look forward to that day.
( I can hope )
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 10/16/12 07:10 PM

I've heard/read more than a few negative reviews of the TV series as well, stating things like: too long, dated artwork, etc...
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 10/16/12 07:47 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku
I've heard/read more than a few negative reviews of the TV series as well, stating things like: too long, dated artwork, etc...


Well-you can't please all of the people all the time........!
Posted by: Nambu Hakase

Re: Anime News - 10/17/12 02:27 AM

Originally Posted By: kiku
I've heard/read more than a few negative reviews of the TV series as well, stating things like: too long, dated artwork, etc...

I'm confused now which anime we're talking about. Can you give me a ANN link? The only Galaxy Express I see is "Galaxy Express 999" (1978). That's the one I'm watching on crunchyroll. I've seen Galaxy Railways (2003) too. It was pretty good.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 10/17/12 10:26 AM

The ones I'm "on the fence" about buying are Galaxy Express TV part 1 and Galaxy Express TV part 2. The ones that I own are Galaxy Express 999 and Adieu Galaxy Express. The one I have on order is Galaxy Express 999 Eternal Fantasy. I also have the spin-off The Galaxy Railways. It's kinda funny, I have the exact copy shown in the link, which is listed as "Viridian Collection" and S.A.V.E.; but mine is neither. crazy Space Trains FTW! Ever seen Galaxy Quest? confused
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 10/17/12 11:17 AM

Originally Posted By: kiku
<snip> Ever seen Galaxy Quest?

Yup... Got it, Love it grin!!!
Posted by: Nambu Hakase

Re: Anime News - 10/17/12 11:32 AM

Ahh, I see there's a Galaxy Express 999 (movie). I haven't seen that one but plan on it once I'm finished with the series. I haven't seen Galaxy Quest either but checked out Sigourney Weaver's boobs on the IMDB listing.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 10/17/12 11:48 AM

Originally Posted By: Nambu Hakase
I haven't seen Galaxy Quest either but checked out Sigourney Weaver's boobs on the IMDB listing.
We never miss a chance do we?
Posted by: Manhiem

Re: Anime News - 10/21/12 10:19 AM

Hey, kiku! Good news!

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-10-20/ro-kyu-bu-anime-gets-2nd-season
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 10/21/12 11:14 AM

...Have my prayers been answered? angel
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 10/21/12 11:45 AM

Originally Posted By: kiku
Originally Posted By: Nambu Hakase
I haven't seen Galaxy Quest either but checked out Sigourney Weaver's boobs on the IMDB listing.
We never miss a chance do we?


But do you remember the scene where she stripped down to her undies in Alien while changing into a spacesuit? I SURE DO!!
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 10/21/12 11:52 AM

Can you say rewind? ...I had it on VHS.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 10/21/12 01:04 PM

And she looks even better on bluray.
Posted by: Nambu Hakase

Re: Anime News - 10/21/12 02:08 PM

I saw it when I was a kid at the movie theater. Alien scared the sh#t out of me and her undies did leave a lasting impression.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 10/21/12 07:35 PM

Originally Posted By: Nambu Hakase
I saw it when I was a kid at the movie theater. Alien scared the sh#t out of me and her undies did leave a lasting impression.

yup, she couldn't of had them any lower, even with todays landscaping,
I dont think they could of been lower.

Ill have to make it a point to notice the next time I watch it.
If Im bored or I have the time I might pop the DVD in and check.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 10/21/12 10:03 PM

I think the term we're looking for here is butt crack-but (ha ha) back to the subject at hand-with the new Sailor Moon series coming out this spring I wish the originial series would be re-released.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 10/21/12 10:19 PM

Originally Posted By: zrdb
I think the term we're looking for here is butt crack-but (ha ha) back to the subject at hand-with the new Sailor Moon series coming out this spring I wish the originial series would be re-released.

Well, that too.... laugh
Posted by: Nambu Hakase

Re: Anime News - 10/21/12 11:51 PM

Originally Posted By: zrdb
I think the term we're looking for here is butt crack-but (ha ha) back to the subject at hand-with the new Sailor Moon series coming out this spring I wish the originial series would be re-released.

What are the chances Gainax doing the new sailor moon?
http://youtu.be/UQCXInVdG4g
:crosses fingers and prays:
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 10/22/12 10:25 AM



I got so excited that I contacted Sentai Filmworks regarding the Blu-ray and/or DVD release. Sadly, there will not be one. The home video license has gone back to Japan. They tried to placate me by saying that it will still be available through television and streaming... but it was really hard to read the email by that point through my torrent of tears.
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 10/22/12 12:02 PM

I thought that Gainax had basically closed down after Panty & Stocking With Garterbelt?

Several of their people went to some other studio.

Though no matter who makes the remake of Sailor Moon, you can bet somebody is going to re-release the old version.

Maybe somebody like DiscoTek, since they seem to love older stuff.
Posted by: Nambu Hakase

Re: Anime News - 10/22/12 02:43 PM

Originally Posted By: EricDent
I thought that Gainax had basically closed down after Panty & Stocking With Garterbelt?

Several of their people went to some other studio.


That's sad. Never heard about it.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 10/22/12 03:34 PM

Originally Posted By: EricDent
I thought that Gainax had basically closed down after Panty & Stocking With Garterbelt?

Several of their people went to some other studio.

Like Gonzo, Gainax just downsized.

They are currently working on season 2 of Medaka Box.

Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 11/08/12 05:38 PM

BTW I was just looking over on ANN, and on a topic about Discotek releases I saw this list (All without current release dates).

Captain Harlock (TV) | ~June/July 2013 release
- JP language w/EngSub. One complete boxset (eps. 1 - 42)

Cutey Honey (1973) | 2013 release
- Boxset (25 eps.)

Great Teacher Onizuka | 2013 release
- Tokyopop version

Hurricane Polymar (OVA)
- JP language w/EngSub. EngDub also included.

Love Com (Lovely Complex) | 2013 release
- JP language w/EngSub. Complete series (eps. 1 - 24)

Lupin the 3rd: Green vs. Red (OVA) |2013 release

Mazinger Z | First boxset @ ~ end of 2013
- Eps. 1 - 92.

Saint Seiya movies 1 & 2 | ~ April/May 2013 release
- JP language w/EngSub.

Saint Seiya movies 3 & 4
- JP language w/EngSub.

Samurai Pizza Cats | ~ Summer 2013 release
- Sub version (54 eps.), Dub version (52 eps.). Number of boxsets TBD.

Shin Getter Robo vs. Getter Robo (OVA)
- DVD first, Blu-ray later on

Tekkaman Blade II (OVA) | Coming soon release
- JP language with EngSub. EngDub also included.

Thermae Romae | 2013 release

Just in case you guys maybe missed the kinda fun GTO...
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 11/08/12 06:20 PM

Said it before:
Can't wait for Cutey Honey. laugh
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 11/09/12 11:00 AM

Captain Harlock is one that i'll be checking out.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 11/09/12 06:20 PM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Captain Harlock is one that i'll be checking out.

Man I Love Captain Harlock, I've got all the English Dub stuff.
Sure wise they would Dub the Series .. cry ....
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 11/09/12 09:04 PM

Captain Harlock-UGH-GAG-CHOKE!!! As you may have gathered I hate it.
Posted by: Animejr

Re: Anime News - 11/09/12 11:24 PM

Recently saw something about cutey honey may be interesting!
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 11/11/12 12:26 PM

Originally Posted By: zrdb
Captain Harlock-UGH-GAG-CHOKE!!! As you may have gathered I hate it.


I've only seen the OVA not the series itself, so this would be a first viewing for me.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 11/11/12 10:47 PM

Is that the same series that Arcadia Of My Youth is from?
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 11/12/12 02:57 AM

Yes.

He likes to have his characters interact in a large universe.
So chances are you might spot stuff from Captain Harlock & Queen Esmeraldas in Galaxy Epress.

Of course a lot of the characters look a lot alike.
Especially the women.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 11/12/12 11:45 AM

Originally Posted By: EricDent
Yes.

He likes to have his characters interact in a large universe.
So chances are you might spot stuff from Captain Harlock & Queen Esmeraldas in Galaxy Epress.

Of course a lot of the characters look a lot alike.
Especially the women.
I'm fully aware that there are many interactions and character recyclings in the Leijiverse. I was simply wondering if they were from the same series. Specifically speaking: "I Arcadia of my youth a part of Captain Harlock?" FWIW I've seen and own Galaxy Express 999, Adieu Galaxy Express 999, The Galaxy Railways (more of an homage than a part of the Leijiverse), and Gun Frontier. I own, but have not yet seen, Galaxy Express 999 Eternal Fantasy and Arcadia Of My Youth. I'm toying around with the idea of getting Galaxy Express TV Series Parts 1 & 2 and Captaqin Harlock to satisfy my completist tendencies, but I'm on the fence. I'm also fighting off the urge to dive into nendomadness because of this little beast.
Posted by: Manhiem

Re: Anime News - 11/16/12 08:00 PM

Funimation has just put out another survey:

https://s.zoomerang.com/s/funimationfallsurvey

Once again, they did not bother to ask what titles we might like to see brought over. Instead, they're more interested in your feelings about streaming services, the types of devices you want content streamed to, and how you feel about subtitling and learning Japanese. (Read as: "The expense of dubbing is getting to us, and we'd like to start releasing at least some of our titles sub-only.")
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 11/16/12 08:20 PM

I think that for the most part that their surveys are quite dumb.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 11/16/12 09:12 PM

New interview with the Dark Lord (Shawne Kleckner) on ANN's podcast.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/anncast/2012-11-16
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 11/16/12 10:29 PM

Originally Posted By: Manhiem
how you feel about subtitling and learning Japanese. (Read as: "The expense of dubbing is getting to us, and we'd like to start releasing at least some of our titles sub-only.")


If that is the reason that is a bad sign for the pro dub crowd. I think you can guess that a little from that, and Funimation was pushing it with some of their releases with adding in a dub. Will be very interesting to see if Funimation starts releasing stuff as sub only in the future.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 11/16/12 10:41 PM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
New interview with the Dark Lord (Shawne Kleckner) on ANN's podcast.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/anncast/2012-11-16


I tuned into that episode. I was glad to hear that Ristorante Paradiso was doing well for them as well as Nadesico. Also glad that buisiness has been doing well for them.
Plus, did we get yet another juicy hint of a "lost cause" license? smile
Oooooo I wonder what it could be? smirk
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 11/17/12 02:58 AM

Originally Posted By: Cheap One
Originally Posted By: Manhiem
how you feel about subtitling and learning Japanese. (Read as: "The expense of dubbing is getting to us, and we'd like to start releasing at least some of our titles sub-only.")


If that is the reason that is a bad sign for the pro dub crowd. I think you can guess that a little from that, and Funimation was pushing it with some of their releases with adding in a dub. Will be very interesting to see if Funimation starts releasing stuff as sub only in the future.
I personally own a lot of subtitled anime, but I prefer English dubbed. I believe that the industry is severely underestimating the sheer volume of anime fans that demand English dubbing. Furthermore, I believe that a major shift to subtitled anime could spell doom for the anime industry as we know it. I believe that anime fans as a whole will not tolerate subtitles as a rule. There is massive revenue to be had from home video anime releases, and part of that business agreement between the industry and it's fans is that the fans provide payment for the DVD/BD, and the industry provides a dubbed product at the very least; most of the time. No dub, no sale. Finally, I don't know if we need to fear an overwhelming shift toward subtitles. After all, Sentai Filmworks is starting to release dubbed anime with more frequency; and in the past they've been synonomous with subtitled releases.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 11/17/12 09:56 AM

Originally Posted By: kiku
Originally Posted By: Cheap One
Originally Posted By: Manhiem
how you feel about subtitling and learning Japanese. (Read as: "The expense of dubbing is getting to us, and we'd like to start releasing at least some of our titles sub-only.")


If that is the reason that is a bad sign for the pro dub crowd. I think you can guess that a little from that, and Funimation was pushing it with some of their releases with adding in a dub. Will be very interesting to see if Funimation starts releasing stuff as sub only in the future.
I personally own a lot of subtitled anime, but I prefer English dubbed. I believe that the industry is severely underestimating the sheer volume of anime fans that demand English dubbing. Furthermore, I believe that a major shift to subtitled anime could spell doom for the anime industry as we know it. I believe that anime fans as a whole will not tolerate subtitles as a rule. There is massive revenue to be had from home video anime releases, and part of that business agreement between the industry and it's fans is that the fans provide payment for the DVD/BD, and the industry provides a dubbed product at the very least; most of the time. No dub, no sale. Finally, I don't know if we need to fear an overwhelming shift toward subtitles. After all, Sentai Filmworks is starting to release dubbed anime with more frequency; and in the past they've been synonomous with subtitled releases.

Well, Ill look at it from the brightside ( for this Post only )
"Itll make buying less so much easier if they Dub less".

P.S.
Personally, I think that the way to get more people into Anime is to DUB IT into English, and get out there and promote it and Air it.

And not just on Adult Swim and Funimation
*If it stays Japanese, than it will always be a niche Artform*
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 11/17/12 10:25 AM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
New interview with the Dark Lord (Shawne Kleckner) on ANN's podcast.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/anncast/2012-11-16


Shawne would make a horrible motivational speaker, I'd probally be sleeping after the first 5 minutes-but aside from that he had a lot of interesting things to say about the state of the anime industry.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 11/17/12 10:30 AM

Originally Posted By: kiku
Originally Posted By: Cheap One
Originally Posted By: Manhiem
how you feel about subtitling and learning Japanese. (Read as: "The expense of dubbing is getting to us, and we'd like to start releasing at least some of our titles sub-only.")


If that is the reason that is a bad sign for the pro dub crowd. I think you can guess that a little from that, and Funimation was pushing it with some of their releases with adding in a dub. Will be very interesting to see if Funimation starts releasing stuff as sub only in the future.
I personally own a lot of subtitled anime, but I prefer English dubbed. I believe that the industry is severely underestimating the sheer volume of anime fans that demand English dubbing. Furthermore, I believe that a major shift to subtitled anime could spell doom for the anime industry as we know it. I believe that anime fans as a whole will not tolerate subtitles as a rule. There is massive revenue to be had from home video anime releases, and part of that business agreement between the industry and it's fans is that the fans provide payment for the DVD/BD, and the industry provides a dubbed product at the very least; most of the time. No dub, no sale. Finally, I don't know if we need to fear an overwhelming shift toward subtitles. After all, Sentai Filmworks is starting to release dubbed anime with more frequency; and in the past they've been synonomous with subtitled releases.


As a rabid watcher of crunchyroll rips and fansubs I don't dislike subbed only releases but I strongly prefer dubbed ones. The only reason Sentai released almost all of their early titles subbed only is simply that they didn't have the money for dubs-after all they were in a precarious state of financial affairs after the Sojitz torpedo that almost sank their boat.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 11/17/12 01:31 PM

It sure seems to me that it is a resounding majority that speaks for their strong preference for dubbed anime. I hope the industry has got it's ears on.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 11/17/12 04:47 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku
It sure seems to me that it is a resounding majority that speaks for their strong preference for dubbed anime. I hope the industry has got it's ears on.

"Speak" doesn't mean sales. A lot of people don't put their money where their mouth is. If they did, then Geneon USA and Bandai Entertainment would still be in business today.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 11/17/12 08:35 PM

Ah...
How sad yet true that is.
But hey... I'm tryin.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 11/18/12 01:55 AM

You and me both J.E.S.! No one can say that we don't put our money where our mouth is.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 11/18/12 10:58 AM

I buy dubbed stuff almost exclusively-but if I totally ruled out subbed only stuff I'd have missed out on great titles like Aria or Simoun.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 11/18/12 11:07 AM

Originally Posted By: kiku
You and me both J.E.S.! No one can say that we don't put our money where our mouth is.

Same here ! grin
So far this Month
Noir ( replacing larger Cased older release )
Madlax ( replacing larger Cased older release )
El Cazador De La Bruja ( replacing larger Cased older release )
GODANNAR Complete Collection
Gravion
Gravion Zwei
Colorful
Azumanga Daioh
Legend of Crystania
Evangelion, Neon Genesis: 1.11
Evangelion, Neon Genesis: 2.22
World of Narue
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 11/18/12 12:16 PM

Originally Posted By: zrdb
I buy dubbed stuff almost exclusively-but if I totally ruled out subbed only stuff I'd have missed out on great titles like Aria or Simoun.
We're very much alike in that respect; and as I previously mentioned; so many of us are. The way you put it pretty much sums it up. There's so many amazing titles that have come out subbed only. I shudder to think what my collection would like like without them. We can only hope that each time we a subbed only edition, it shows the industry public interest and we'll eventually get a dubbed edition. Granted, the instances of this actually happening are few and far between; but... hope springs eternal.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 11/18/12 12:20 PM

Originally Posted By: BWBODDY
Originally Posted By: kiku
You and me both J.E.S.! No one can say that we don't put our money where our mouth is.

Same here ! grin
So far this Month
Noir ( replacing larger Cased older release )
Madlax ( replacing larger Cased older release )
El Cazador De La Bruja ( replacing larger Cased older release )
GODANNAR Complete Collection
Gravion
Gravion Zwei
Colorful
Azumanga Daioh
Legend of Crystania
Evangelion, Neon Genesis: 1.11
Evangelion, Neon Genesis: 2.22
World of Narue
Seven of those titles are in my collection. whistle You got Azu Dai!?!? It's a wonderful little treat. It was an emotional thrill ride for me. I feel like I actually went to school with the girls. As EricDent has mentioned, prepare yourelf for the end of the series; you become really attached and you just don't want it to end. It's OK if you cry... just a little. cry

BTW I'd love to hear your (or anyone's) thoughts on The World Of Narue. confused
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 11/18/12 01:56 PM

The World Of Narue-I really enjoyed it a lot when I watched it last a couple of years ago-I actually have 2 sets of it-don't ask how, though.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 11/18/12 03:35 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku

BTW I'd love to hear your (or anyone's) thoughts on The World Of Narue. confused


It's a pretty solid title.
And for the price they're offering it at, you can't go wrong.

Also, for you Kiku:
Rosen Maiden gets green lit for more anime
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 11/18/12 11:23 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Originally Posted By: kiku

BTW I'd love to hear your (or anyone's) thoughts on The World Of Narue. confused


It's a pretty solid title.
And for the price they're offering it at, you can't go wrong.

Also, for you Kiku:
Rosen Maiden gets green lit for more anime
More Hina Ichigo = more happy kiku.
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 12/18/12 12:16 AM

Girls und Panzer Delay!?

This is crazy. First we get a recap episode just 5 episodes in and now this? I hope we get a 2nd season of Girls und Panzer out of this.
Posted by: Manhiem

Re: Anime News - 12/18/12 01:27 AM

Yeah, two missed air dates for one 12 episode anime is nuts. I like the series, but two recap/intro episodes in the first 14 is a little too much. And now they can't air the final two episodes until March?! We definitely deserve a second season for putting up with this.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 12/18/12 07:16 PM

I feel your pain guys. It's like when they skipped an episode of Ro-Kyu-Bu ~ Fast Break! I was enraged and saddened all at the same time, and felt helpless; with no avenue for recourse. Oh Ro-Kyu-Bu, where are you?
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 12/18/12 07:21 PM

I'm okay with it as we are still getting 12 episodes of Girls und Panzer. This wouldn't be as big of a deal for me if I was watching it on DVD/BD. Plus this gives Sentai more time to get the beach OVA for when they release it over here.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 12/18/12 07:24 PM

Hooray for beach episodes!
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 12/27/12 03:29 PM

Ahiee! laugh
I'm so happy!
NISA got Love Live!
link
This show looks so cute!
Can't wait for Nisa to bring it out. wink
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 12/30/12 02:23 PM

Saw this on-line
EW.Com: Best Animated movies
>>> Best Animated Movies <<<

edit:
MAN !!! .. shocked ..
The Picture on the link that lead me to it was of
>>> The Major <<<
But she ( the Movie ) didnt make the cut .. cry ..

*the items on the link keep changing
so all I can do is show you the picture of the Major
that was used on the initial link that lead me the List*

Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 12/30/12 09:34 PM

Top 4 on that list are all great movies. I hate when sites pull a bait and switch with links like that.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 12/31/12 08:36 AM

Originally Posted By: Cheap One
Top 4 on that list are all great movies. I hate when sites pull a bait and switch with links like that.

I know, when I saw the Picture ( link )
I thought Alright Ghost in the Shell made the list
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 01/05/13 07:07 AM

An intresting bit of news:
Sentai gets Psychic detective Yakumo

Looks kinda intresting.
This is one of the reasons why I like Sentai so much.
They have a lot of varity in the shows they license.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 01/05/13 09:28 AM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
An intresting bit of news:
Sentai gets Psychic detective Yakumo

Looks kinda intresting.
This is one of the reasons why I like Sentai so much.
They have a lot of varity in the shows they license.

Yah, but it seems ( to me ) that the Sentai releases say "in a Subtitled format"
More often than it does "in a Dubbed format" . frown
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 01/05/13 09:38 AM

Popotan withstanding, of course.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 01/05/13 10:34 AM

Originally Posted By: kiku
Popotan withstanding, of course.

Aaahh, Popotan smirk
For an Anime that seems like just a cute little Adventure Series.
Popotan has a deceptively lager amount of Boob shots in it. smile
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 01/05/13 10:57 AM

Originally Posted By: BWBODDY
Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
An intresting bit of news:
Sentai gets Psychic detective Yakumo

Looks kinda intresting.
This is one of the reasons why I like Sentai so much.
They have a lot of varity in the shows they license.

Yah, but it seems ( to me ) that the Sentai releases say "in a Subtitled format"
More often than it does "in a Dubbed format" . frown



Sentai knows quite a few of thier titles just won't sell the amount needed to cover a dub.
It sucks for the dub fans that they do that, so I'm sorry for you; ( I know you prefer dubs/ subs are no good for you due to your dyslexia) that means you miss out on some titles.

Me, my hearing is very poor, so I just watch the subs.

But hey... if it's any comfort know this; Sentai is starting to dub more of their titles now.
I think it's about 40/60.
It's the reason why it looks like they have more varity than Funi.
I'm pretty sure that if they had an all dub policy like Funi thier line up would awfuly similar to thiers as well.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 01/05/13 12:25 PM

Like I've said many times I overwhelmingly prefer dubs but I'm not above subbed only releases in ccertain cases.
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 01/05/13 04:00 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.

It's the reason why it looks like they have more varity than Funi.
I'm pretty sure that if they had an all dub policy like Funi thier line up would awfuly similar to thiers as well.


Yea, having not to dub everything does make it easier on Sentai. Like I said in the Sentai title a lot of the stuff I watched streamed for the 2012 anime season Sentai picked up. So I am all for supporting them.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 01/05/13 09:21 PM

I guess you say sentai learned from thier mistakes the hard way as ADV.

I hope Funi doesn't have too.
Posted by: dark_producer

Re: Anime News - 01/05/13 10:05 PM

i'm pretty pleased with the way sentai does things, i'd take a dub over a sub any day but some series are better left subbed, especially when the original va's nail their parts.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 01/06/13 12:53 AM

Originally Posted By: dark_producer
i'm pretty pleased with the way sentai does things, i'd take a dub over a sub any day but some series are better left subbed, especially when the original va's nail their parts.


I'd have to disagree with you on that one.
Posted by: kakashi12210

Re: Anime News - 01/06/13 12:46 PM

Has anyone heard anything about Another? I saw on Sentai's website that they were going to release it on DVD and Blu-Ray sometime last year. They announced that January of last year, so it's been almost a year.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 01/06/13 01:02 PM

Originally Posted By: kakashi12210
Has anyone heard anything about Another? I saw on Sentai's website that they were going to release it on DVD and Blu-Ray sometime last year.

It's should be out sometime this year. IIRC, their press release even stated that that video release will be out in 2013.
Posted by: kakashi12210

Re: Anime News - 01/06/13 01:42 PM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
It's should be out sometime this year. IIRC, their press release even stated that that video release will be out in 2013.


The only thing I could find was this Another Press Release and it says the DVD/Blu-Ray would be out later 2012.
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 01/06/13 03:05 PM

Originally Posted By: kakashi12210
Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
It's should be out sometime this year. IIRC, their press release even stated that that video release will be out in 2013.


The only thing I could find was this Another Press Release and it says the DVD/Blu-Ray would be out later 2012.


Another was a 2012 anime. No way are we getting it in 2012.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 01/07/13 06:27 PM

Hey Y'all!
Some really awesome news!

Sentai got Tamago Market!

How sweet is that!

And B-dub, don't worry!
I've got a good feeling that it'll get a dub. Sentai makes that decision (somewhat) based on how well a title streaming numbers are.
And I've got a good feeling the numbers for this'll be really high. smile
Fingers crossed! wink
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 01/08/13 12:56 AM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Hey Y'all!
Some really awesome news!

Sentai got Tamago Market!

How sweet is that!

And B-dub, don't worry!
I've got a good feeling that it'll get a dub. Sentai makes that decision (somewhat) based on how well a title streaming numbers are.
And I've got a good feeling the numbers for this'll be really high. smile
Fingers crossed! wink

grin
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 01/08/13 02:06 PM

Yes!! Crunchyroll is streaming "Problem Children Are Coming From Another World, Aren't They"
Streaming announcement

Here is the PV for those interested.
PV
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 01/08/13 03:32 PM

Looks pretty intresting.
What's it about?
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 01/08/13 03:34 PM

No idea, I just know there is a pink/blue haired bunny girl. So I want to watch it.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 01/08/13 03:40 PM

@ cheap one;

LOL
That made my day.
You just sound like me only if it had been a cat-girl. laugh

Also this bit of cool news:
Sentai nabs Sasami-san

More shaft/ Shinbo awesomeness?
Yes please! yummy
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 01/11/13 05:00 PM

Yes!! Senran Kagura is officially licensed now.

Funimation announcement
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 01/11/13 05:28 PM

Originally Posted By: Cheap One
Yes!! Senran Kagura is officially licensed now.

Funimation announcement

Looks like my kind of Anime.... grin
I'll be looking forward to it when they decide to release it on DVD/Bluray
( with an English dub of course )
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 01/11/13 06:43 PM

I've already seen the 1st episode as the show started this past Sunday in Japan. I think you will enjoy it. I plan to start watching it through Funimation now though. To help show support for a DVD/Blu-ray release.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 01/11/13 07:33 PM

Whelp, this may not intrest anyone but me but...

Sentai got Amnesia!

Another reason why I love Sentai so much; teh bring me all this girly girl animes! crazy wink

They also nabbed Little Busters too!

Bless your heart Sentai, Bless your heart.
You sure do know how to take all my monies. smirk
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 01/11/13 07:46 PM

It kinda figures that they'd go after Little Busters because it's based on a Key visual novel like Clannad, Air or Kannon.
Posted by: shinjiyo

Re: Anime News - 01/13/13 03:18 AM

TAIDAIMA!

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha seems to be a good one... =D
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 01/13/13 07:45 AM

I'll be looking forward to that one.
It seems to be pretty intresting.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 01/13/13 10:54 AM

Right now I'm looking at what's out for the winter anime season and will pick 4 or 5 series to watch.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 01/16/13 03:46 PM

OMG cannot believe this!
Sentai got the AKB0048 anime!

Can't wait to get this!
It's looks just to cute!
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 01/16/13 09:08 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
OMG cannot believe this!
Sentai got the AKB0048 anime!

Can't wait to get this!
It's looks just to cute!


It's not too bad considering that's idol based.
Posted by: SD Maruko-kun

Re: Anime News - 01/16/13 09:17 PM

Originally Posted By: zrdb
Right now I'm looking at what's out for the winter anime season and will pick 4 or 5 series to watch.

the odd thing about this season: of the series that aren't sequels and aren't targeted at little kids, a whopping third consists of episode that are 5 minutes or less in length!
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 01/17/13 10:02 AM

!!! GET IT BEFORE IT'S GONE !!!

You Guys & Gals need to get this before it goes the way of other BANDAI Titles.
Banner of the Stars ( Season 2 ) is already no longer available at RightStuf.
And I just checked, its now triple-ish the price elsewhere New.

CREST of the STARS
BANNER of the STARS ( no longer avail at RightStuf, that's why No Link )
BANNER of the STARS II
Get'em before they're gone
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 01/20/13 07:23 PM

Anywho, have y'all seen the latest news on the newest aniplex solitions?
Not on my pc so I can't give a link, it still should be on the ANN.
I'm more than happy to pay for Nisemonogatari (and will be pre-ordering that bad boy when I get home from work tommorow), but jeebus! Oreimo is just TOO pricey for my blood.
Especially since I already have the DVDs.
Shame, I would have doubled dipped for the commentaries; but that price... eek
What are your thoughts on the matter?
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 01/20/13 09:01 PM

Oreimo stuff is imported Blu-rays from Japan. So of course it will jump up the price. They best not do that to Sword Art Online when they release it.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 01/20/13 09:01 PM

I tend to stay away from Aniplex releases-only one I have is the ROD bluray boxset and that's only because it was on sale for $99 during the 12 days of xmas sale.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 01/20/13 10:49 PM

Originally Posted By: Cheap One
Oreimo stuff is imported Blu-[size:8pt][/size]rays from Japan. So of course it will jump up the price. They best not do that to Sword Art Online when they release it.


Oh, don't get me wrong, I know it's an import, it's just the sticker shock is really something else. Sheesh, I've got to hand it to our Japanese counter parts: they are dedicated.

Nah, I don't think they'll do that to SAO; I think they'll either give us a delayed release or a gimped one like with the Nise box set.
Seems like we won't be getting the commentaries; witch ( irks me a bit in all honesty but) overall I'm fine with.

Here's hoping they don't pull a stunt with SAO like they did with Persona 4.
In that all they give us is just dubbed blu-rays.
If they are... Well at least throw in some sub-titles for us hearing impared folks like myself. smirk
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 01/20/13 10:57 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Seems like we won't be getting the commentaries; witch ( irks me a bit in all honesty but) overall I'm fine with.


By commentaries do you mean the little side thing of chibi Kirito and Asuna talking about the episodes that are on the Japanese Blu-ray releases?
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 01/20/13 11:15 PM

kiku's excited for SAO.
Posted by: SD Maruko-kun

Re: Anime News - 01/21/13 03:45 AM

Originally Posted By: Cheap One
Oreimo stuff is imported Blu-rays from Japan. So of course it will jump up the price. They best not do that to Sword Art Online when they release it.

Well, if you want a Blu-Ray release that's not too delayed compared to the Japanese Blu-Ray release, you'll be paying Japanese prices to prevent reverse importation...
That's the price America pays for being in the same Blu-Ray region as Japan... wink


Just stumbled over Diskotek's blog (http://www.discotekmedia.com/blog/ ) and noticed some recently posted release dates:
- "Legendary Ninja Cats" (Kyatto Ninden Teyandee/Samurai Pizza Cats Japanese version): 2013-04-30
- Lupin III Green vs. Red: 2013-05-21
- Gunbuster 2: Diebuster: 2013-05-21

Already have Gunbuster 2, but the other 2 were in my "waiting for release date/pre-order" list. smile
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 01/21/13 11:47 AM

According to other message boards I go to, the Oreimo Blu-Ray won't have the commentaries...
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 01/21/13 01:46 PM

I think the Powers that be over at
Aniplex of America must all do Drugs
crazy
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 01/21/13 01:52 PM

Sweet!

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-01-21/unbreakable-machine-doll-light-novels-get-tv-anime

I really dig the manga of this title and I really hope this (the anime and manga) gets released in the US.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 01/21/13 03:20 PM

Originally Posted By: Cheap One
Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Seems like we won't be getting the commentaries; witch ( irks me a bit in all honesty but) overall I'm fine with.


By commentaries do you mean the little side thing of chibi Kirito and Asuna talking about the episodes that are on the Japanese Blu-ray releases?


Sorry, I was talking about Nisemonogatari. It seems that the commentaries aren't included with our release.

But for the SAO commentaries, I wouldn't be surprised if they weren't included in our release as well.

Quote:
According to other message boards I go to, the Oreimo Blu-Ray won't have the commentaries...


WhAAAT?!?!
That's gotta be a misunderstanding... since the Oreimo set IS basicly just the japanese
box set. If they aren't included that would indeed be a massive rip-off.

Quote:
I think the Powers that be over at
Aniplex of America must all do Drugs


Sometimes I think that too B-Dub...
But like Kiku jokes, Anime directed by Shinbo is mah drug and aniplex be mah pimp.
Ah's needs mah fix. crazy smirk
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 01/21/13 04:54 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.

Originally Posted By: BWBODDY
I think the Powers that be over at
Aniplex of America must all do Drugs


Sometimes I think that too B-Dub...
But like Kiku jokes, Anime directed by Shinbo is mah drug and aniplex be mah pimp.
Ah's needs mah fix. crazy smirk

I hearya, I have mine as well crazy
Posted by: Christy

Re: Anime News - 01/21/13 05:08 PM

Hi, gang!

Just wanted to quickly drop by and let Oreimo fans know that Aniplex confirmed the imported Blu-ray set will include English-subbed character commentary videos. Hope this info helps!

- Christy
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 01/21/13 07:19 PM

Aww, thank you for clearing that up. smile
Now you made it a little harder to pass that set up.
wink
Posted by: ChaosBlade666

Re: Anime News - 01/29/13 02:53 AM

idk if this is a stupid question or not but have they made any plans for releasing a non-import Fate/Zero so i dont have to pay 350$ or w/e lol...jw...and i already know bout the fate/stay night collection thats being released this year
Posted by: Manhiem

Re: Anime News - 01/29/13 08:16 AM

Aniplex of America has a business model that emphasizes keeping prices high and print runs small. I would guess that if they ever decide to release Fate/Zero in a lower priced version, it won't be for several years.

Just to give you an example, R.O.D. the TV Series has apparently sold out, though it was released less than three years ago. They released it only in Blu-ray, and they never dropped the MSRP below $200, AFAIK. Another example is Madoka. Most companies now release series with 11-13 episodes in single box sets at around $50-70 MSRP, depending on format and dubbing/subbing. Madoka was released as three separate disks, and boasts an MSRP of $120. So, if you're hoping that AoA will do us a favor and drop their prices, or release an affordable box set, I'll just say "Don't hold your breath".
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 01/29/13 01:07 PM

Well Read or Die had both the OVA episodes & the 26 episode series.
Both with dubs, and priced much much less than the recent releases.

Fate/Zero is 26? episodes for $800?

Oremio is 12 for $400?

Yeah, not gonna get my $ Aniplex.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 01/29/13 04:47 PM

Eh, to be fair to Aniplex,
Fate/Zero and Oreimo are imports.

If you're talking about fate/zero specificaly; I'd say we'll get a barebones dvd release of it in about two years for $250.
smirk
Sad thing is... I'd buy that. sweat
Posted by: ChaosBlade666

Re: Anime News - 01/30/13 02:09 AM

@Dent im with u on that screw aniplex's prices lol theyd get so much more sales if they werent such douches when it came to pricing DX
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 01/30/13 11:39 AM

Originally Posted By: ChaosBlade666
theyd get so much more sales if they werent such douches when it came to pricing DX

More sales doesn't always equal more profit. Businesses are in for the profit, they don't give two [deleted] on the sales numbers as long as they are making money.

I know you don't like it and I don't either for the most part, but if it works for Aniplex then I'm not going to complain. I'm a collector and sometimes there is value in buying those really expensive LE box sets. It just depends on the title. If they acquired an older Gundam series like ZZ, Turn-A, V or X, gave it a proper dub and then released a limited edition Blu-ray set for $250. I'll probably be first in line, because I'm a big Gundam fan and an expensive price tag is less of a bitter pill to swallow, when it is on something you really like.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 01/30/13 10:49 PM

I think you nailed it on the head there joelgundam01. It could be be that Aniplex's business strategy is aiming for a very select target demographic with each release. So far, as far as their pricey imports are concerned; they can take a long walk off a short pier. On the other hand, I could see myself breaking down and getting something; if it was something I just had to have.
Posted by: SD Maruko-kun

Re: Anime News - 01/31/13 05:18 AM

Originally Posted By: Manhiem
Aniplex of America has a business model that emphasizes keeping prices high and print runs small. I would guess that if they ever decide to release Fate/Zero in a lower priced version, it won't be for several years.

Yep, Japanese company doing an American release using standard Japanese "target only the otaku" business model, just like Bandai Visual/Honneamise before them.
For such titles, I look for a DVD-only UK or Australian release.
(Madoka is 60% cheaper that way, R.O.D. TV listed at UKpounds 25 from the UK licensor and I just decided to order Durarara!! UK version at 50% cheaper than the US price, since stock on Beez (Bandai Europe) titles is probably dwindling rapidly with Bandai getting out of both USA and Europe...)

AFAIK for quite a sizable portion of Japanese anime companies the hardcore otaku are nearly their only target: they produce anime that they know will sell to that small subset of people, run it on late TV as advertisement for the upcoming Blu-Ray/DVD release and know that that small hardcore group is willing to pay something like $60+ per 2-3 episodes, while almost nobody else is, so they don't need to produce more Blu-Rays/DVDs than there are people in that small hardcore group.
I guess when they end up doing a US release they keep that same mindset and anybody not willing to pay Japanese prices in their opinion just isn't their target audience.
I guess it's the Japanese variant of playing it safe: they see something like a guaranteed 1000 * $60 as better than an unsure chance at 5000 * $20 ...
(something else on production runs: I think I read somewhere that for most figures they need to sell 95% of the production run before they even hit the break even point; so I guess making big bucks off a series merchandise isn't always easy to do either...)
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Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 02/01/13 01:57 PM

Discotek license rescues "Tenjho Tenge".

http://www.fandompost.com/2013/02/01/discotek-media-adds-tenjho-tenge-anime-license/

In other news, Discotek also license rescued "Blue Sub 6" and it's getting a Blu-ray release.

http://www.fandompost.com/2013/02/01/discotek-media-adds-blue-submarine-no-6-anime-for-dvd-blu-ray/
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 02/01/13 02:22 PM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01

Great, now I can get a R1 release of it....
Ive got an English Dub version of it, but everything on it except
TENJHO TENGE The Perfect Collection
Is in Japanese ( or something )
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 02/01/13 11:34 PM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
Tenjho Tenge fans rejoice! Scalpers... eat my shorts! Woo hoo! Fighting, fanservice; and funk... and legwarmers? This calls for a direct OP link: Bomb A Head crank it up! Maya Natsume, here I come! Tiny miko samurai hotty a??kicker... busty miko samurai hotty a??kickker; decisions, decisions.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 02/02/13 08:25 AM

Originally Posted By: kiku
Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
Tenjho Tenge fans rejoice! Scalpers... eat my shorts! Woo hoo! Fighting, fanservice; and funk... and legwarmers? This calls for a direct OP link: Bomb A Head crank it up! Maya Natsume, here I come! Tiny miko samurai hotty a??kicker... busty miko samurai hotty a??kickker; decisions, decisions.

The Tenjho Tenge Opening is one I watch when I watch the Anime, it's hard to pass up on it.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 02/02/13 12:15 PM

There have ben a few things on my "Damn, I didn't buy this and now that I want it it's no longer available and I'm gonna kick myself in the ass" list over the years.
Posted by: SD Maruko-kun

Re: Anime News - 02/10/13 07:10 AM

Lovely Complex release date announced: 2013-07-09 (1 complete series set)
http://www.discotekmedia.com/blog/
And in a facebook comment they mentioned to also be currently working on Tekkaman Blade II, so I wouldn't be surprised it that also gets a summer release...
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 02/10/13 09:43 AM

I heard good thing about Lovely Complex so I might pick that one up.
I've got the Tekkaman Blade series (in backlog) so Blade 2 is a must buy for me.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 02/10/13 11:26 AM

Definetly gonna get Lovely Complex-loved it when I watched it fansubbed a few years ago.
Posted by: SD Maruko-kun

Re: Anime News - 02/10/13 06:45 PM

And in reply to someone asking, they commented "retail [price] will probably be $49.95 on 4 discs" about Lovely Complex. smile
Posted by: Manhiem

Re: Anime News - 02/14/13 03:43 PM

Interesting. Even after several years, Akari from Aria and Lafiel from Crest of the Stars still made the list of "anime girls most desirable as valentines".

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/20...girl-valentines
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 02/14/13 04:40 PM

Originally Posted By: Manhiem
Interesting. Even after several years, Akari from Aria and Lafiel from Crest of the Stars still made the list of "anime girls most desirable as valentines".

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/20...girl-valentines

Lafiel gets my vote! grin
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 02/14/13 09:29 PM

Lafiel is a great choice and she is one of the best parts of COTS.

I would have voted Asuna from SAO.
Posted by: ChaosBlade666

Re: Anime News - 02/14/13 11:30 PM

so much for that sentai sale evry1 was tlkn bout still not SEEING IT GAWD lmao :P j/k i shall wait ._.;
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 02/15/13 12:20 AM

It's coming. The last one didn't come right after the Funimation sale either.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 02/15/13 02:55 PM

Want... Sale... Soo bad...
cry
But on the other hand it means I get to save more money...
For the Sentai sale!
devil
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 02/15/13 08:53 PM

Originally Posted By: ChaosBlade666
so much for that sentai sale evry1 was tlkn bout still not SEEING IT GAWD lmao :P j/k i shall wait ._.;

To be fair, I said it follows soon after the Funimation sale. I didn't define the word "soon". The previous Sentai sale launched four weeks after the Funimation sale, while other times it start a week after.

I like that the Viz Manga sale is two weeks long. Hopefully, the Sentai sale will start on the 28th. That way I can take advantage of both sales for the order that I'm planning to make on the 28th.
Posted by: KyleMills

Re: Anime News - 02/15/13 10:34 PM

Does anyone know how Toriko DVD sales are doing?? Loving it so far, have part 3 on preorder, & hope sales are strong enough to get them to keep dubbing.
Posted by: KyleMills

Re: Anime News - 02/20/13 07:55 AM

So looks like Last Exile: Fam the Silver Wing has been delayed for a September release instead of April. Seemed like alot of people were really excited about this release. They didn't say why it's been delayed either.

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/20...e-video-release
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 02/20/13 09:44 AM

Originally Posted By: KyleMills
So looks like Last Exile: Fam the Silver Wing has been delayed for a September release instead of April. Seemed like alot of people were really excited about this release. They didn't say why it's been delayed either.

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/20...e-video-release


Quote:
"They didn't say why it's been delayed either"...
That's the part that pisses me off, they could at least show some Common Courtesy and give use some kind of reason.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 02/20/13 12:17 PM

Originally Posted By: BWBODDY
Quote:
"They didn't say why it's been delayed either"...
That's the part that pisses me off, they could at least show some Common Courtesy and give use some kind of reason.

Three things that I can think of.

1.) QC caught a nasty glitch on the encodes at the last minute and have to be reproduce the discs.
2.) Japan forced Funimation to delay it. Reverse importation fears again.
3.) Toonami acquired it and wants to air it before the series gets released on video.

I'm leaning towards number 3 myself, since Toonami likes to keep there acquisitions hush hush until a week before they air them.

Number 1 is doubtful, since they usually will note it (see Rosario + Vampire). Number 2 is quite possible, since Japan has full control of what Funimation can and can not say to the public.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 02/20/13 03:00 PM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
Originally Posted By: BWBODDY
Quote:
"They didn't say why it's been delayed either"...
That's the part that pisses me off, they could at least show some Common Courtesy and give use some kind of reason.

Three things that I can think of.

1.) QC caught a nasty glitch on the encodes at the last minute and have to be reproduce the discs.
2.) Japan forced Funimation to delay it. Reverse importation fears again.
3.) Toonami acquired it and wants to air it before series gets released.

I'm leaning towards number 3 myself, since Toonami likes to keep there acquisitions hush hush until a week before they air them.

Number 1 is doubtful, since they usually will note it (see Rosario + Vampire). Number 2 is quite possible, since Japan has full control of what Funimation can and can not say to the public.

That would be Awsome if it came on Toonami !!! laugh
Posted by: KyleMills

Re: Anime News - 02/21/13 07:31 AM

For fans of Toriko, Part 4 is now available for preorder(which i just did!) Episodes 39 - 50.

DVD sales must of been strong enough for them to license more episodes, last i heard they only had the 1st 38 episodes. I'm very happy how fast they are getting these releases out.
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 02/21/13 04:28 PM

Sentai/Section 23's June releases
here

So excited for Tari Tari. Can't wait to rewatch it on my TV. Kind of sad it isn't getting a dub/blu-ray but that is better then not getting any Tari Tari
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 02/21/13 07:26 PM

I got a newsletter with the new list on it too. Mysterious Girlfriend X, more Letter Bee... AND KILL ME BABY! It's a good thing I recently dropped my cable services, my poor wallet. I feel like Sentai is reading my mind.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 02/21/13 07:27 PM

Crapamation's delay on Last Exile-Fam The Silver Wing really pisses me off too. But again in the grand scheme of things it doesn't really matter that much as there's so much other stuff to watch right now. Oh well.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 02/21/13 08:54 PM

Originally Posted By: zrdb
Crapamation's delay on Last Exile-Fam The Silver Wing really pisses me off too. But again in the grand scheme of things it doesn't really matter that much as there's so much other stuff to watch right now. Oh well.

I feel the same way, I was disappointed but then again, I have so much on order that the more spread out they are the better.
And yup, Im sure more will come out that I want to get, before Last Exile-Fam The Silver Wing comes out.
Posted by: sevi

Re: Anime News - 02/21/13 11:52 PM

Does anyone know what Funimation's policy is on releasing in general. I noticed they have the rights to Psycho-Pass in North America (not Sentai like I originally posted).
But I still haven't heard anything official.
Posted by: SD Maruko-kun

Re: Anime News - 02/22/13 02:52 AM

Discotek facebook comment on Samurai Pizza Cats: "We're hoping for a July release".
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 02/22/13 11:23 AM

Originally Posted By: Cheap One
Sentai/Section 23's June releases
here

So excited for Tari Tari. Can't wait to rewatch it on my TV. Kind of sad it isn't getting a dub/blu-ray but that is better then not getting any Tari Tari

It looks like
MOMO, GIRL GOD OF DEATH COMPLETE
DUSK MAIDEN OF AMNESIA COMPLETE
MYSTERIOUS GIRLFRIEND X COMPLETE
KILL ME BABY COMPLETE

will all be getting Dubs ( unless I misread ) that's what I'm happy about.
I'll have to check up on these Titles and see what they're all about, than afterwards I'll see if I'm still happy about it grin
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 02/22/13 11:29 AM

That is correct. They are all up on RightStuf now, guess the announcement went out too late yesterday for RightStuf to put them up.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 02/22/13 11:42 AM

Originally Posted By: Cheap One
That is correct. They are all up on RightStuf now, guess the announcement went out too late yesterday for RightStuf to put them up.

THANKS Cheap One ! grin
They are now all on per-order laugh
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 02/22/13 11:48 AM

Originally Posted By: Cheap One
That is correct. They are all up on RightStuf now, guess the announcement went out too late yesterday for RightStuf to put them up.

The announcement came out yesterday afternoon. However, Shawne let everyone out early yesterday, because of a huge snowstorm that was nailing them pretty good.

http://www.rightstuf.com/n/FT0000004946
Posted by: sevi

Re: Anime News - 02/22/13 06:44 PM

Other than Dusk Maiden of Amnesia and Letter Bee it seems like just another group of animes I have no interest in whatsoever. I'm beginning to think male anime characters have become an endangered species. Thank goodness I still have enough manga series to read.
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 02/22/13 07:09 PM

Tari Tari has two great male characters. Don't know why they aren't on the Tari Tari cover, as they have big episodes just like the three girls.
Posted by: sevi

Re: Anime News - 02/22/13 10:30 PM

Originally Posted By: Cheap One
Tari Tari has two great male characters. Don't know why they aren't on the Tari Tari cover, as they have big episodes just like the three girls.


I definitely wouldn't have known just from the description and box art. But are they fleshed out male characters or just the usual skirt lifting, perverted, fan-service providing stand in prop "male characters"?
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 02/22/13 11:32 PM

The anime is about a club and it is all their last year in highschool. A few episodes are given to each character to grow up from a teenage to someone ready to tackle college/job after highschool.

There are 5 members in the club, the three girls shown on the cover. Plus the 2 none mentioned/shown males. I would say the character Wein is the better of the two boys. He is a transfer student from if I remember correctly England, though he use to live in Japan when he was younger. His grow up episode is pretty touching.

Edit: I personally am a fan of fanservice, but this anime doesn't really have any. There is a beach episode though and that is the only fanservice you really see. No panty/cleavage shots in this anime.
Posted by: sevi

Re: Anime News - 02/22/13 11:45 PM

Thanks for the info smile I don't hate fanservice. What I don't like is when a series inserts a male character simply to increase said fanservice and don't give him a personality. If I look up a series and the only trait I see for the male character amounts to pervert and nothing else I tend to skip them.
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 02/23/13 01:11 AM

Sword Art Online Dub Announcement
Here

Yesterday, Tari Tari release announced and today SAO dub? The anime gods have been kind to me this week.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 02/23/13 01:35 AM

Dusk Maiden of Amnesia will contain two soundtrack CDs with release.

A fair warning to the DVD buyers. This set will contain 4-5 discs and that means Sentai will most likely use a StackPak for the DVD version. The Blu-ray version should be fine, since Blu-ray cases don't have a StackPak version (Sony is against it) and it should be only 4 discs.
Posted by: sevi

Re: Anime News - 02/23/13 02:07 AM

Originally Posted By: Cheap One
Sword Art Online Dub Announcement
Here

Yesterday, Tari Tari release announced and today SAO dub? The anime gods have been kind to me this week.


An SAO dub and Fate/Zero dub? Color me happy smile
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 02/23/13 08:50 AM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
Dusk Maiden of Amnesia will contain two soundtrack CDs with release.

A fair warning to the DVD buyers. This set will contain 4-5 discs and that means Sentai will most likely use a StackPak for the DVD version. The Blu-ray version should be fine, since Blu-ray cases don't have a StackPak version (Sony is against it) and it should be only 4 discs.


I really hope that isn't the case.
And they pony up for one of those jewel cases like the ones Bandai and Media blasters used for thier complete colections.

EDIT:
Just saw the article on the SAO being dub and saw that the Miku Concert BD is coming out!
I'm totaly gettin' that! XD
I've become a large fan of hers as of late.
MIKU! I LOVE YOU!
SQUEEEEEE!!!!!
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 02/23/13 08:40 PM

Squeeee-are you a little kid or something?
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 02/24/13 12:50 AM

Not sure if anybody has mentioned this yet?

Looking around on another site & saw a listing for the K-ON! Movie coming May 21st.

Also if you are not aware that J.E.S. is a very rapid fan who likes to squee...
Posted by: SD Maruko-kun

Re: Anime News - 02/24/13 03:44 AM

Originally Posted By: EricDent
Not sure if anybody has mentioned this yet?
Looking around on another site & saw a listing for the K-ON! Movie coming May 21st.

Rightstuf now also lists it. $23.99 (Blu-Ray) and $17.99 (DVD) pre-order prices.
It looks like that release date was already known about a month ago:
http://www.mania.com/aodvb/showpost.php?p=2013230&postcount=11

(no fair: Lupin III: Green VS Red has already been in a "release date announced, but not pre-orderable" state for half a month longer than that... frown )
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 02/24/13 06:22 PM

Originally Posted By: EricDent
Not sure if anybody has mentioned this yet?

Looking around on another site & saw a listing for the K-ON! Movie coming May 21st.

Also if you are not aware that J.E.S. is a very rapid fan who likes to squee...


Hot damn!! Even though I've watched my fansubbed version 3 times this is a must have for me.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 02/25/13 08:46 AM

Anyone know if maybe the series Appleseed XIII ( and I think a Appleseed XIII Movie ) will get a Dub ??
Seems like there is a lot of Appleseed out there, I've got 3 Titles myself, an OVA and two movies ( all Dubbed )
Posted by: SD Maruko-kun

Re: Anime News - 02/25/13 10:00 AM

Originally Posted By: BWBODDY
Anyone know if maybe the series Appleseed XIII ( and I think a Appleseed XIII Movie ) will get a Dub ??

AFAIK Funimation has Appleseed XIII and doesn't Funimation dub everything?
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 02/25/13 10:28 AM

Originally Posted By: SD Maruko-kun
Originally Posted By: BWBODDY
Anyone know if maybe the series Appleseed XIII ( and I think a Appleseed XIII Movie ) will get a Dub ??

AFAIK Funimation has Appleseed XIII and doesn't Funimation dub everything?

That's what I've heard ( Funimation dub's everything ) .
So knowing ( now ) that Funimation has it, I'm happy, we'll get a dub release of it sooner or later.
"I Love Appleseed!" grin
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 02/25/13 01:04 PM

Originally Posted By: BWBODDY
So knowing ( now ) that Funimation has it, I'm happy, we'll get a dub release of it sooner or later.
"I Love Appleseed!" grin

It looks like it's going to be sooner rather than later. The latest issue of Otaku USA (nice anime magazine btw) has a preview on the title and states it's coming out in June.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 02/25/13 01:14 PM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
Originally Posted By: BWBODDY
So knowing ( now ) that Funimation has it, I'm happy, we'll get a dub release of it sooner or later.
"I Love Appleseed!" grin

It looks like it's going to be sooner rather than later. The latest issue of Otaku USA (nice anime magazine btw) has a preview on the title and states it's coming out in June.

laugh
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 02/25/13 04:45 PM

But this version of Appleseed is quite frankly crappy-it's all cgi and pretty piss poor cgi at that-the storyline is pretty horrible-I'll pass on it-and I know what I'm talking about cause' I've seen it.
Posted by: sevi

Re: Anime News - 02/25/13 05:25 PM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
Originally Posted By: BWBODDY
So knowing ( now ) that Funimation has it, I'm happy, we'll get a dub release of it sooner or later.
"I Love Appleseed!" grin

It looks like it's going to be sooner rather than later. The latest issue of Otaku USA (nice anime magazine btw) has a preview on the title and states it's coming out in June.

Otaku USA? Nice? I suppose compared to the other magazines available now, but nowhere near as good as Newtype USA was. Plus their manga reviews are terrible. If I wanted to read someone's personal opinion on a series I'd save the money and just read someone's blog.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 02/25/13 06:10 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
<snip>...and saw that the Miku Concert BD is coming out!
I'm totaly gettin' that! XD
I've become a large fan of hers as of late.
MIKU! I LOVE YOU!
SQUEEEEEE!!!!!
Just thought I'd give you a heads up J.E.S.

MIKUNOPOLIS
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 02/25/13 06:41 PM

Originally Posted By: sevi
Otaku USA? Nice? I suppose compared to the other magazines available now, but nowhere near as good as Newtype USA was. Plus their manga reviews are terrible. If I wanted to read someone's personal opinion on a series I'd save the money and just read someone's blog.

To each their own. I only paid $10 for the subscription and I like what I saw. I personally see their reviews as nothing more than previews.
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 02/25/13 06:53 PM

Plus both Anime Insider & Newtype USA are both long gone...
Kinda surprised that OtakuUSA is still around.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 02/25/13 08:02 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku
Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
<snip>...and saw that the Miku Concert BD is coming out!
I'm totaly gettin' that! XD
I've become a large fan of hers as of late.
MIKU! I LOVE YOU!
SQUEEEEEE!!!!!
Just thought I'd give you a heads up J.E.S.

MIKUNOPOLIS


Done and done.
Thanks for the heads up kiku! wink
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 02/25/13 09:55 PM

Originally Posted By: EricDent
Plus both Anime Insider & Newtype USA are both long gone...
Kinda surprised that OtakuUSA is still around.
A lot of times, desperate times actually bode well for some. When all of the video rental places started closing down, Family Video cleaned house. When all of the video game retailers started closing down, Game Stop was there to pick up the pieces. Maybe the same is true for Otaku USA. Now that their competition is gone, they might thrive. I might have to check it out sometime.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 02/25/13 09:55 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Originally Posted By: kiku
Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
<snip>...and saw that the Miku Concert BD is coming out!
I'm totaly gettin' that! XD
I've become a large fan of hers as of late.
MIKU! I LOVE YOU!
SQUEEEEEE!!!!!
Just thought I'd give you a heads up J.E.S.

MIKUNOPOLIS


Done and done.
Thanks for the heads up kiku! wink
Any time J.E.S..
Posted by: SD Maruko-kun

Re: Anime News - 02/28/13 05:59 AM

A question: has a US release date for Berserk: The Battle for Doldrey been announced yet?
I just read in a newsletter that the French/Dutch release will be next month and digging for info on the previous movie I got:
Quote:

Berserk movie 1
FR/NL: 2012-10-09
USA: 2012-11-27

Extrapolating from that would be May or June for US release of movie 2, but I didn't see anything about it mentioned at ANN or here yet... frown
Anybody know what's up with that?
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 02/28/13 12:35 PM

Originally Posted By: SD Maruko-kun
A question: has a US release date for Berserk: The Battle for Doldrey been announced yet?

Not yet!
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 03/01/13 06:10 PM

Originally Posted By: EricDent
Plus both Anime Insider & Newtype USA are both long gone...
Kinda surprised that OtakuUSA is still around.


Well-it's been around for over 5 years and is doing well, also the price is reasonable compared to Newtype USA which cost a small fortune per issue-I can't really stand the pablum inside that passes for journalism but once in a while they have something interesting.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 03/06/13 01:56 PM

By the anime gods!

This MUST become reality!

I guess ol' KyoAni has decided to try to break into the Fujoshi demographic now.
Well, I wish them the best of luck then. grin
I also hope someone brings this here as well. smirk
Posted by: Manhiem

Re: Anime News - 03/06/13 03:42 PM

I'm not sure what it is that you're hoping will become a reality. There was no title attached to the video, so there's no reason to believe that the clip is advertising a new anime. There was some speculation on the ANN forums that the clip was just an advertisement for KyoAni.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 03/06/13 07:11 PM

Originally Posted By: Manhiem
I'm not sure what it is that you're hoping will become a reality. There was no title attached to the video, so there's no reason to believe that the clip is advertising a new anime. There was some speculation on the ANN forums that the clip was just an advertisement for KyoAni.


Yeah, I know.

I'm hoping that this (by the looks of it) is some kind of sports drama about boys trying to get to a national swim meet or something like that.
That way we(all us Fujoshi) get to see hot boys in nothing but skimpy swim trunks!
Can't a fan-girl dream? smirk
That's why I was asking the anime gods to make this a reality. wink
(Not that it'll happen... frown But I CAN dream right? smile )
Posted by: Manhiem

Re: Anime News - 03/06/13 08:13 PM

Absolutely. smile An anime about a swim club might be interesting.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 03/06/13 09:28 PM

Awww...
ANN just updated the article; turns out it was just an ad for the studio. frown
However, Imma keep on dreaming that maybe; just maybe, the anime gods will here my prayer and make this a real anime one day.
smirk
Posted by: SD Maruko-kun

Re: Anime News - 03/07/13 03:18 AM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.

I'm hoping that this (by the looks of it) is some kind of sports drama about boys trying to get to a national swim meet or something like that.
That way we(all us Fujoshi) get to see hot boys in nothing but skimpy swim trunks!
Can't a fan-girl dream? smirk
That's why I was asking the anime gods to make this a reality. wink
(Not that it'll happen... frown But I CAN dream right? smile )

I'm a bit surprised that series kind of like that AFAIK haven't been made.
For a large portion of anime there are "(female) teenagers in swimsuits" figures even if in the series they never wear those/never get close to a pool/beach/etc., so I wonder why no company before though "hey, let's make an anime where our characters constantly wear swimsuits"... wink
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 03/07/13 05:54 AM

My guess is because they'd only (realisticly) their school swimsuits. While there iisss a market for that too...
...
I guess your right...
It IS a mystery. laugh
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 03/08/13 07:18 AM

I'm totaly down for NISA's newest offering:

Every day tales of a cat god

It's got a kitty-girl! laugh
How can I NOT order this? smirk
Posted by: sevi

Re: Anime News - 03/08/13 04:20 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
I'm totaly down for NISA's newest offering:

Every day tales of a cat god

It's got a kitty-girl! laugh
How can I NOT order this? smirk


I'll probably get it eventually. But I kinda wish there was at least one cat boy. Cat boys are rare in anime, there's way more in manga (Pick of the Litter, Free Collars Kingdom, My Cat Loki, Cat Paradise, Whats Michael?, Alice series). The only cat boy in anime that I can think of is Cheshire in Pandora Hearts. The guys in Loveless aren't cat boys as the ears and tail are only representative of a characters virginity.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 03/08/13 07:20 PM

Funny thing, I love cat-girls, but not cat-boys.
I kinda prefer my shota, vanilla. wink
I love demon- boys. laugh
And demon-Men. yummy
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 03/08/13 08:47 PM

I like my h doujinshi yuri or straight, cat girls-yes-but not furries, I tend to stay aways from demons-but If I must-females only, I mean really, I'm a guy for pete's sake.
Posted by: sevi

Re: Anime News - 03/08/13 10:12 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Funny thing, I love cat-girls, but not cat-boys.
I kinda prefer my shota, vanilla. wink
I love demon- boys. laugh
And demon-Men. yummy


Demon men are smexy. Are you getting Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan on BD when it comes out?
Posted by: sevi

Re: Anime News - 03/08/13 10:39 PM

Originally Posted By: zrdb
I like my h doujinshi yuri or straight, cat girls-yes-but not furries, I tend to stay aways from demons-but If I must-females only, I mean really, I'm a guy for pete's sake.


Why is it that guys always assume it's natural for them to not be attracted to other men, but that they think women and gay men should always be attracted to women? I mean I'm not running around going "OMG! Other people with vajayjays eww!" So why are men so terrified of coming into contact with/ being near other men. Personally I find that a real turn-off.
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 03/09/13 12:37 AM

I think it just comes from many many years of people teaching their kids that way.
Personally I have nothing against people who like people of the same sex.
In fact I have some cousins who are like that.

Though I know for a fact that I like women.

People just seem to forget that in the ancient past it was considered "normal" for older men to have those kinds of relationships with younger men or boys. Heck there is still some of it today with all the allugations of that kind of thing in churches of some sort.

As for cat-boys, most of the time the male cats are depicted as fully cat.
Such as in The Cat Returns or Aria The Natural.

Of course then there is stuff like Swat Kats where everybody is a cat-person.
Of course some of the bad guys were not.
I must admit that I really really liked Callie Briggs off of that show...
She was the Deputy Mayor.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 03/09/13 02:20 AM

Originally Posted By: sevi
Originally Posted By: zrdb
I like my h doujinshi yuri or straight, cat girls-yes-but not furries, I tend to stay aways from demons-but If I must-females only, I mean really, I'm a guy for pete's sake.


Why is it that guys always assume it's natural for them to not be attracted to other men, but that they think women and gay men should always be attracted to women? I mean I'm not running around going "OMG! Other people with vajayjays eww!" So why are men so terrified of coming into contact with/ being near other men. Personally I find that a real turn-off.


Without opening Pandora's box here but being friends with other men is normal-it's just the s****l connotation that can sometimes be read into it by misinformed individuals that causes the discomfort-nuff' said about it.
Posted by: sevi

Re: Anime News - 03/09/13 02:41 AM

Trust me, even though I enjoy Yaoi /BL I do not make any assumptions like that. I think forcing your interpretation of a relationship between two people regardless of gender or sexual identity in real life is just wrong. If two guys happen to be close I'll think it's sweet but I won't read anything sexual into it, and in fact be more attracted to them in that they're comfortable enough with their sexuality to be that close.
Posted by: Gevin

Re: Anime News - 03/09/13 03:39 AM

J.E.S.!!! I am about to suggest a live action film to you that I llllllllllllove & is absolutely hilarious (you'll probably have to import it it or stream it, though):
Waterboys. Get it. So good!
http://www.beyondhollywood.com/waterboys-2001-movie-review/
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 03/09/13 09:13 AM

Originally Posted By: sevi
Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Funny thing, I love cat-girls, but not cat-boys.
I kinda prefer my shota, vanilla. wink
I love demon- boys. laugh
And demon-Men. yummy


Demon men are smexy. Are you getting Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan on BD when it comes out?


I am now if you're recommending it. smirk
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 03/09/13 09:15 AM

Originally Posted By: Gevin
J.E.S.!!! I am about to suggest a live action film to you that I llllllllllllove & is absolutely hilarious (you'll probably have to import it it or stream it, though):
Waterboys. Get it. So good!
http://www.beyondhollywood.com/waterboys-2001-movie-review/


Read the synopsis...
DO want. smirk
I'll figure out a way to get sometime later this month.

@ Eric

I LOVED Swat Kats!
T-Bone was my favorite of the two. As he was voiced by Charles Addler; one of my all time favorite VAs. Man... I wish anime companies could afford him AND Jim Cummings... (As well as a whole slew of other great VA's that are union...)
Posted by: sevi

Re: Anime News - 03/09/13 10:35 AM

I looked up the Waterboys info online and it looks like there's also a 2 season TV series connected with it. Both seasons are available in English, but there aren't many hard copies available.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 03/09/13 12:13 PM

Pooh, it being mostly "netvailible" is kinda of a downer, but... I shall try it. smirk

Anywho, heads up for those thinking about getting Vampire Princess Miyu;
It's a stack pack. (just got mine today)
Posted by: sevi

Re: Anime News - 03/09/13 03:01 PM

I'm getting so impatient with Sentai right now. When are they gonna officially announce that they're bringing out Cuticle Detective Inaba?
Posted by: Gevin

Re: Anime News - 03/09/13 04:27 PM

As in fingernail?
Posted by: sevi

Re: Anime News - 03/09/13 10:14 PM

Originally Posted By: Gevin
As in fingernail?


Actually I'm not sure why they used Cuticle in the title. The title character is a genetically altered human/wolf hybrid private detective who has a hair fetish and literally gains different powers when he eats different colored hair. He has a cross-dressing secretary named Yuta and another more normal assistant. The main enemy in the series is a talking goat mafia boss who eats money who also sings the ending theme of the anime.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 03/09/13 11:46 PM

Holy crap! I don't even know what to say to that. My curiosity's piqued.
Posted by: oldcharlie55

Re: Anime News - 03/10/13 01:02 AM

Some sad news happened recently. Toren Smith, who was a pioneer in bringing translated manga to the US, passed away on March 4th. I guess a lot of people today don't know about him. He was so well known back in the day there was a character in Gunbuster named "Smith Toren" in honor of him. I mostly remember him from his involvement with the Dirty Pair franchise.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 03/10/13 10:51 PM

Aside from Gunbuster the only place I ever saw his name was on an Adam Warren/Toren Smith Dirty Pair comic that I have.
Posted by: sevi

Re: Anime News - 03/11/13 06:33 PM

Aniplex USA has licensed Magi for its NA release. I hope they have it dubbed and at a reasonable price.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 03/11/13 08:26 PM

Oh, I've heard the show is pretty good. (I'm not much of a streaming person)

If the price is within reason I might pick it up.
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 03/11/13 10:22 PM

It's Aniplex, so most likely (unless it was very very popular) it won't get a dub, and will be rather expensive (most likely split into several releases).

See Drrrr, Madoka Magica, and Oreimo for examples of this.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 03/11/13 10:33 PM

Madoka and Oreimo did have less expensive options available though.
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 03/11/13 10:34 PM

Madoka got a dub.
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 03/12/13 12:04 AM

Madoka was very very popular, so it gets a dub.

Though even with the cheaper option it's still rather expensive for a 12 episode show. $90 for that?

As for Oreimo obviously not gonna get the ridiculously overpriced import Blu-Ray, and even with 12 episodes & 4 OVA episodes a sub-only show should be under $30 on DVD IMO.

I liked Drrrr but not enough to warrant spending over $120 for it, or $140 for Blu-Ray...
Posted by: sevi

Re: Anime News - 03/12/13 12:16 AM

At this point Magi is 24 episodes long and is supposedly still in production. The series is fairly popular as far as I know. It's in my top three anime I'm willing to buy from Aniplex.
The other two being Cuticle Detective Inaba and Blast of Tempest. SAO comes in at fourth.
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 03/12/13 01:04 AM

It's possible that I went a tad overboard with the previous posts.
So I am sorry about that.

Just think that certain companies think it's still the days of paying $25-$30 a disc (times 6-8) for a show.

Yes I did it gladly in the past, but that was before I had to support myself.

Seriously if any industry needs a "living wage" it's retail.
NOT Construction (it's a local government thing about offering fat deals to some construction workers, while shunning others)...

Perhaps that's why I am in the "rude mood"...

BTW I hope you put away your shopping carts in the proper place when you go shopping. As well as not emptying your car of all it's trash into either said shopping cart or trash can outside a store...I could go on & on about lazy people doing stupid stuff, but I think you get my point.
Posted by: sevi

Re: Anime News - 03/12/13 01:18 AM

Originally Posted By: EricDent


BTW I hope you put away your shopping carts in the proper place when you go shopping. As well as not emptying your car of all it's trash into either said shopping cart or trash can outside a store...I could go on & on about lazy people doing stupid stuff, but I think you get my point.


I was just talking to my mom the other day about that. Seriously, it's gotten so bad that people think that just because I go out of my way to put my carts and other people's carts in the proper place and position and remove trash from the basket that I must work for the store. It's called common courtesy people.
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 03/12/13 01:36 AM

Yeah I often go to the local Walmart after work for shopping (usually after 10 PM) and boy is it almost impossible to find a parking spot that isn't blocked by a bunch of carts...

I actually posted some comments on a blog about common courtesy (or the lack thereof) about carts, trash, and disgusting things in the bathroom...seriously how do you miss when sitting down...at least I didn't have to clean it.

I agree it's gotten a lot worse over the last few years.
I mean I have seen people put the cart up on the "curb" (the grassy areas in the parking lot) right next to the cart return, or right across from the cart return. What's even more ridiculous is when they put their cart right next to the return and not in it...
Let's just say that a few times I actually saw people do it, I did one of these things (though it probably was a bad idea).
1: grab the cart really hard and glare at them with a rather nasty look.
2: do the above, but stand behind their car and ask them to put it away next time.
3: confront the customer saying "does this even LOOK like a cart return?!"(they responded with "I spent so & so much in your store so I can out it where I want!")

Our store is quite a bit more "sophisticated" (IMO) than Walmart (we wear rather formal uniforms (ties & shirts)) so I would think that our customers would act like it is, but apparently not.

Anyhow, that's enough of that...

What is this Magi show about anyways (don't follow the stream stuff)?
Posted by: sevi

Re: Anime News - 03/12/13 04:49 AM

I haven't watched it yet either. It takes alot of elements from A Thousand and One Nights. Characters apparently go and conquer dungeon like areas in order to gain power over genie like creatures. Also there are characters who are called Magi who select "king candidates". It's sort of odd. I don't think I could describe it very well.
All I know for sure is that it's huge amongst Fujoshi right now as a lot of the merchandise/ media following focuses on the male characters, but there are lots of females. So it isn't BL or reverse harem. And the main character, Aladdin, was at one point going to be a girl.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 03/12/13 08:17 AM

Originally Posted By: EricDent
Yeah I often go to the local Walmart after work for shopping (usually after 10 PM) and boy is it almost impossible to find a parking spot that isn't blocked by a bunch of carts...

I actually posted some comments on a blog about common courtesy (or the lack thereof) about carts, trash, and disgusting things in the bathroom...seriously how do you miss when sitting down...at least I didn't have to clean it.

I agree it's gotten a lot worse over the last few years.
I mean I have seen people put the cart up on the "curb" (the grassy areas in the parking lot) right next to the cart return, or right across from the cart return. What's even more ridiculous is when they put their cart right next to the return and not in it...
Let's just say that a few times I actually saw people do it, I did one of these things (though it probably was a bad idea).
1: grab the cart really hard and glare at them with a rather nasty look.
2: do the above, but stand behind their car and ask them to put it away next time.
3: confront the customer saying "does this even LOOK like a cart return?!"(they responded with "I spent so & so much in your store so I can out it where I want!")

Our store is quite a bit more "sophisticated" (IMO) than Walmart (we wear rather formal uniforms (ties & shirts)) so I would think that our customers would act like it is, but apparently not.

Anyhow, that's enough of that...

What is this Magi show about anyways (don't follow the stream stuff)?

I agree with you Eric, because I will put the Cart back in its Corral, Ill even put other carts in their as well.

HOWEVER!!!! ( have you thought about this )
When Im parked more than two spots away from the Cart Corral ( and I bet thats really too far away ) and I have the grandkids with me, especially the 10 month old.
Its not an option, its gotten so bad with Politically Correctness, and now its LAW, that if I was to put the Groceries and the Grandkids in the Jeep,
than walk the Cart to its Corral and someone saw me and called the Cops, Id get Arrested for Child Endangerment/Neglect.
Because Id be too far away from the Vehicle, and it has happened, not to me but to others.

And I see an awful lot of people with kids in Walmart....
and I have no problem whatsoever with them not risking an Arrest Record, Jail time, and/or being investigated by Child Services for Neglect Crimes,
just because they put the Cart in the Corral.

People have been arrested because someone called the Police, because they thought a Mothers back was turned for too long or they were too far away from the car when the kids were inside it.

One famous/actual one was that the Woman was in fact loading her SUV with Groceries after putting her kids in the SUV first.
I guess someone called the Police and even had cell phone footage, the Cops showed up before she was even done loading the SUV and she was Arrested.

Apparently it was a judgment call on the part of the Police Officer that she had to walk to far from the Vehicle, ( and her back was turned away for too long ? ) to get and load the Groceries, that it warranted Arrest for child Endangerment.

So no thanks, if the Kids are with me the cart is staying were it's at !!!!!


*If the Cop had decided not to Arrest, and one person complained about it,
it would have been Bad Press for the Police Department and unwanted attention for that Cop.
It is easier to just Arrest, and than let the system work its course, no matter the pain and heartache it causes.

Do you know that if you are Arrested for something, but than the charges are dropped,
and sometime later you are asked by a Cop if youve been arrested before, you have to answer is YES.
Even if you were Arrested by mistake, you still have an Arrest Record*


Disclaimer: Ive never been Arrested! .. grin ..
Posted by: SD Maruko-kun

Re: Anime News - 03/12/13 10:30 AM

Originally Posted By: EricDent
Madoka was very very popular, so it gets a dub.
Though even with the cheaper option it's still rather expensive for a 12 episode show. $90 for that?
I liked Drrrr but not enough to warrant spending over $120 for it, or $140 for Blu-Ray...

I ended up getting the UK versions which are priced about half of that... wink
I might do the same for some of the newer Funi titles, though the difference won't be that extreme for those...

Originally Posted By: EricDent
I agree it's gotten a lot worse over the last few years.
I mean I have seen people put the cart up on the "curb" (the grassy areas in the parking lot) right next to the cart return, or right across from the cart return. What's even more ridiculous is when they put their cart right next to the return and not in it...

Hmm, I guess in the USA shopping carts aren't daisychained together, allowing you to get the one on the end by inserting a coin? (over here either a 50 Eurocent coin or a similar size/weight token sparingly given out by the shops)
If people don't put the shopping cart back, they don't get their coin back, losing them Eur 0.50 per shopping trip...
</off topic>
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 03/12/13 10:39 AM

Originally Posted By: SD Maruko-kun

Hmm, I guess in the USA shopping carts aren't daisychained together, allowing you to get the one on the end by inserting a coin? (over here either a 50 Eurocent coin or a similar size/weight token sparingly given out by the shops)
If people don't put the shopping cart back, they don't get their coin back, losing them Eur 0.50 per shopping trip...
</off topic>


My French teacher told us about this. He lived in Belgium though, and would talk about that when we would go over the market chapter in both French 1 and 2.
Posted by: SD Maruko-kun

Re: Anime News - 03/12/13 11:16 AM

Originally Posted By: Cheap One
Originally Posted By: SD Maruko-kun

Hmm, I guess in the USA shopping carts aren't daisychained together, allowing you to get the one on the end by inserting a coin? (over here either a 50 Eurocent coin or a similar size/weight token sparingly given out by the shops)
If people don't put the shopping cart back, they don't get their coin back, losing them Eur 0.50 per shopping trip...
</off topic>


My French teacher told us about this. He lived in Belgium though, and would talk about that when we would go over the market chapter in both French 1 and 2.

[google, google]
Looks like at least 1 of the European shop chains also introduced the system into the USA: http://www.leanforeveryoneblog.com/2011/...-in-action.html
(over here in the Netherlands shopping carts without such a system are rare, so everybody is just used to always carrying around a 50 Eurocent coint or token when going shopping for groceries, home improvement articles etc...)
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 03/12/13 11:19 AM

We have a similar concept with these strollers that people can borrow at the mall. They insert the coin & get it, and if they return it they get their money back.

I guess that quite a few people think that everybody that works retail is some sort of maid/janitor/butler/bell boy combo.

I have also seen people who are obviously not disabled (usually somebody who could use to walk more often) using those handicap carts they have at Target/Wallmart or the Grocery store.

All I have to say about people being so freaking worried about kids that they call the cops if mom/dad is too far away, GET A LIFE!

When I was younger both my parents worked a LOT, so I either had to stay at school (latch key kid), daycare (though I was probably too old by then), or had a babysiter (usually a relative).

Anyhow, thanks for letting me rant, and for the info on Magi.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 03/12/13 11:29 AM

Originally Posted By: SD Maruko-kun
Originally Posted By: Cheap One
Originally Posted By: SD Maruko-kun

Hmm, I guess in the USA shopping carts aren't daisychained together, allowing you to get the one on the end by inserting a coin? (over here either a 50 Eurocent coin or a similar size/weight token sparingly given out by the shops)
If people don't put the shopping cart back, they don't get their coin back, losing them Eur 0.50 per shopping trip...
</off topic>


My French teacher told us about this. He lived in Belgium though, and would talk about that when we would go over the market chapter in both French 1 and 2.

[google, google]
Looks like at least 1 of the European shop chains also introduced the system into the USA: http://www.leanforeveryoneblog.com/2011/...-in-action.html
(over here in the Netherlands shopping carts without such a system are rare, so everybody is just used to always carrying around a 50 Eurocent coint or token when going shopping for groceries, home improvement articles etc...)

Back in the 60s and into the 70s, I and other Kids would earn Money ( in tips ) taking Groceries out to peoples Cars from the Store.
( we usually got from a Nickel to a Quarter for helping )
A lot of the Stores had rails up so you couldnt take a cart into the parking lot.
You could take it just out of the Store, than youd have to carry them from there.

Man those were the days, with that and the local Golf Course, we always had spending money.
With the local Golf Course, we would sell back lost Balls ( we found in the Wooded Areas ) to the Golfers.
At a to a the cost of a new one.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 03/12/13 04:21 PM

Originally Posted By: sevi
Aniplex USA has licensed Magi for its NA release. I hope they have it dubbed and at a reasonable price.


Ha ha-that's funny-it won't be dubbed and it'll cost an arm and a leg-after all we're talking about Aniplex here.
Posted by: sevi

Re: Anime News - 03/12/13 04:42 PM

Originally Posted By: zrdb
Originally Posted By: sevi
Aniplex USA has licensed Magi for its NA release. I hope they have it dubbed and at a reasonable price.


Ha ha-that's funny-it won't be dubbed and it'll cost an arm and a leg-after all we're talking about Aniplex here.


Well, one can only hope about the dub, but it wouldn't be completely necessary. And by reasonable price I meant reasonable by Aniplex standards. Probably around $100-$200 range.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 03/12/13 04:48 PM

It's all relative-for example I refused to pay the super high price for the Madoka blurays (even the regular release was $40 X 3=$120-OUCH!!) so I just got the UK Manga bluray set for $47 including s & h.
Posted by: sevi

Re: Anime News - 03/12/13 08:14 PM

I probably would've bought Madoka and Durarara if the manga versions weren't available.
Especially since the Saika arc in the Durarara manga covers storyline not in the anime.
Posted by: SD Maruko-kun

Re: Anime News - 03/20/13 06:33 AM

Discotek facebook page:
July releases: Lovely Complex complete series, and Samurai Pizza Cats English dubbed complete series! August should be: Captain Harlock Complete Series, Cutie Honey 1973 Complete Series, and Yatterman live action!

Also from Discotek facebook: apparently "Legendary Ninja Cats" (the subbed version of SPC) got renamed back to its Japanese title of "Kyatto Ninden Teyandee" at the request of the Japanese company. (Don't know if Rightstuf needs to adjust their listing to reflect that...)

And I was a bit surprised what I found at ANN: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/press-re...lack-magic-m-66
So Section23 is fishing in the same "nostalgia" waters as Discotek?
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 03/20/13 10:12 AM

There's a title i've been looking to get. Hopefully they don't put a crazy price tag on it.

An older title like that would have a dub, why release it as a sub only? Was the dub that bad that it wouldn't be used?
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 03/20/13 10:40 AM

Originally Posted By: stargates
There's a title i've been looking to get. Hopefully they don't put a crazy price tag on it.

An older title like that would have a dub, why release it as a sub only? Was the dub that bad that it wouldn't be used?

Black Magic M-66, I've gt it.
It's a good classic Sci Fi, Good story old school Animation.
With some Scene appropriate FanService
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 03/20/13 01:20 PM

Originally Posted By: SD Maruko-kun

And I was a bit surprised what I found at ANN: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/press-re...lack-magic-m-66
So Section23 is fishing in the same "nostalgia" waters as Discotek?
I just got an email from them stating that they've (Section 23) got Ruin Explorers now too.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 03/20/13 05:13 PM

Originally Posted By: SD Maruko-kun
Discotek facebook page:
! August should be: Captain Harlock Complete Series, Cutie Honey 1973 Complete Series,



SQUEEE!!!
So pre-ordering this when it goes up on Right Stuf's site!
I needs me the girl with the teeny tiny Booty!
XD
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 03/20/13 05:58 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku
Originally Posted By: SD Maruko-kun

And I was a bit surprised what I found at ANN: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/press-re...lack-magic-m-66
So Section23 is fishing in the same "nostalgia" waters as Discotek?
I just got an email from them stating that they've (Section 23) got Ruin Explorers now too.

Did I miss something? crazy
I read that release on ANN, and it said its releasing it in English SUB
I already have a dubbed version of Black Magic 66,
so did I miss the part that says it also has an English Dub??
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 03/20/13 05:59 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Originally Posted By: SD Maruko-kun
Discotek facebook page:
! August should be: Captain Harlock Complete Series, Cutie Honey 1973 Complete Series,



SQUEEE!!!
So pre-ordering this when it goes up on Right Stuf's site!
I needs me the girl with the teeny tiny Booty!
XD

?? English Dub ??
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 03/20/13 06:26 PM

Originally Posted By: BWBODDY
?? English Dub ??


Sadly no, it doesn't have a dub.
Sorry B-Dub.
Posted by: SD Maruko-kun

Re: Anime News - 03/20/13 07:11 PM

Originally Posted By: BWBODDY
Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Originally Posted By: SD Maruko-kun
Discotek facebook page:
! August should be: Captain Harlock Complete Series, Cutie Honey 1973 Complete Series,

SQUEEE!!!
So pre-ordering this when it goes up on Right Stuf's site!
I needs me the girl with the teeny tiny Booty!
XD

?? English Dub ??

From what I've read, for each of their titles Discotek tries to collect any and all existing dubs, but they haven't yet created a single new dub.


Hmm, sounds like S'More Entertainment went "splat": Rightstuf just canceled " Galaxy Express 999 TV Series DVD Complete Series Part 2" from one of my orders because of "has been canceled by the manufacturer". frown
I hate incomplete series, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Discotek or someone else license rescues GE999 TV...
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 03/20/13 07:14 PM

I had a feeling about that. That's why I was waiting to see if it all actually got released before I went for it, and thankfully so.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Anime News - 03/20/13 07:46 PM

Originally Posted By: SD Maruko-kun

Hmm, sounds like S'More Entertainment went "splat": Rightstuf just canceled " Galaxy Express 999 TV Series DVD Complete Series Part 2" from one of my orders because of "has been canceled by the manufacturer". frown
I hate incomplete series, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Discotek or someone else license rescues GE999 TV...

Well, that is interesting since i was thinking about getting GE999 TV myself. I know what you mean about having incomplete series, don't like that either. Hopefully there will be enough of an outcry from fans for someone else to pick it up.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 03/20/13 07:46 PM

Originally Posted By: SD Maruko-kun
Originally Posted By: BWBODDY
Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Originally Posted By: SD Maruko-kun
Discotek facebook page:
! August should be: Captain Harlock Complete Series, Cutie Honey 1973 Complete Series,

SQUEEE!!!
So pre-ordering this when it goes up on Right Stuf's site!
I needs me the girl with the teeny tiny Booty!
XD

?? English Dub ??

From what I've read, for each of their titles Discotek tries to collect any and all existing dubs, but they haven't yet created a single new dub.


Hmm, sounds like S'More Entertainment went "splat": Rightstuf just canceled " Galaxy Express 999 TV Series DVD Complete Series Part 2" from one of my orders because of "has been canceled by the manufacturer". frown
I hate incomplete series, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Discotek or someone else license rescues GE999 TV...

Well, two of the Galaxy Express 999 Movies had a Dub, so I did my part there and bought them
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 03/20/13 08:26 PM

Me too. I've got Galaxy Express 999, Adieu Galaxy Express 999, and Galaxy Express 999 Eternal Fantasy; not to mention The Galaxy Railways. I guess I'll have to spend the $160.00 that I might have spent on the TV series on something else. C`est la vie.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 03/20/13 08:57 PM

It's really simple-they were releasing an inferior product and not too many people bit and they went buh by.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 03/20/13 10:03 PM

Originally Posted By: SD Maruko-kun
Hmm, sounds like S'More Entertainment went "splat": Rightstuf just canceled " Galaxy Express 999 TV Series DVD Complete Series Part 2" from one of my orders because of "has been canceled by the manufacturer". frown
I hate incomplete series, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Discotek or someone else license rescues GE999 TV...

S'More Entertainment is still alive and kicking. They confirmed on their FB page that set 1 bombed big time and were debating if they should release out set 2. It looks like we have their answer.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 03/20/13 11:15 PM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
Originally Posted By: SD Maruko-kun
Hmm, sounds like S'More Entertainment went "splat": Rightstuf just canceled " Galaxy Express 999 TV Series DVD Complete Series Part 2" from one of my orders because of "has been canceled by the manufacturer". frown
I hate incomplete series, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Discotek or someone else license rescues GE999 TV...

S'More Entertainment is still alive and kicking. They confirmed on their FB page that set 1 bombed big time and were debating if they should release out set 2. It looks like we have their answer.

They should of Dubbed it, they would have sold at least one ( to me ) grin
Posted by: SD Maruko-kun

Re: Anime News - 03/21/13 06:29 AM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
S'More Entertainment is still alive and kicking. They confirmed on their FB page that set 1 bombed big time and were debating if they should release out set 2. It looks like we have their answer.

Well, I hope they allow someone else (for ex. Discotek) to take a better shot at it...
(collecting the whole Leiji Matsumoto-verse; my collection also includes things like Interstella 5555 and Fireforce DNA Sights 999.9 ...)

Getting back to a question from myself from some time ago: for the UK "Berserk: The Golden Age Arc II: The Battle For Doldrey should be out in October", so I guess that's therefor the upper boundary for a US release date...
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 03/25/13 12:11 PM

Holy cow! It looks like hell has frozen over.

http://www.fandompost.com/2013/03/25/freezing-getting-second-anime-season/

Color me surprised! Japanese video sales for Freezing were rather average at best (a little over 1,000 sales per volume) and Dall-Young Lim (original creator) wasn't too thrilled with the alterations.

It doesn't note the production details, which means it could very well be a reboot. It's also possible that it's going to be done by a different production team (anime studio). We'll just have to wait an see on those details.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 03/25/13 12:43 PM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
Holy cow! It looks like hell has frozen over.

http://www.fandompost.com/2013/03/25/freezing-getting-second-anime-season/

Color me surprised! Japanese video sales for Freezing were rather average at best (a little over 1,000 sales per volume) and Dall-Young Lim (original creator) wasn't too thrilled with the alterations.

It doesn't note the production details, which means it could very well be a reboot. It's also possible that it's going to be done by a different production team (anime studio). We'll just have to wait an see on those details.

Well that's good news, I liked the Anime and hope to see more of it ( dubbed of course )
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 03/25/13 11:22 PM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
Holy cow! It looks like hell has frozen over.

http://www.fandompost.com/2013/03/25/freezing-getting-second-anime-season/

Color me surprised! Japanese video sales for Freezing were rather average at best (a little over 1,000 sales per volume) and Dall-Young Lim (original creator) wasn't too thrilled with the alterations.

It doesn't note the production details, which means it could very well be a reboot. It's also possible that it's going to be done by a different production team (anime studio). We'll just have to wait an see on those details.
I see what you did there. wink I'm stoked for a 2nd season.
Posted by: sevi

Re: Anime News - 03/26/13 07:11 PM

Just found out that Sentai has licensed Tsuritama. Thank god they got it and not Aniplex. smile

Edit: Sentai has also licensed a series that should interest some of the guys on here. Upotte!! Which is a series about a large group of middle school girls who are really guns.
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 03/26/13 10:35 PM

Originally Posted By: sevi
Edit: Sentai has also licensed a series that should interest some of the guys on here. Upotte!! Which is a series about a large group of middle school girls who are really guns.


Didn't they get this a while back? And in reality it isn't that good. I will be very shocked if it even gets dubbed.
Posted by: sevi

Re: Anime News - 03/26/13 10:53 PM

Originally Posted By: Cheap One
Originally Posted By: sevi
Edit: Sentai has also licensed a series that should interest some of the guys on here. Upotte!! Which is a series about a large group of middle school girls who are really guns.


Didn't they get this a while back? And in reality it isn't that good. I will be very shocked if it even gets dubbed.


Well, to be fair, I never said I was interested in it. And yeah, they licensed it last May...so who knows.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 03/27/13 05:13 PM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
It doesn't note the production details [for Freezing season 2], which means it could very well be a reboot. It's also possible that it's going to be done by a different production team (anime studio). We'll just have to wait an see on those details.

Got confirmation! Season 2 will be based off of the E-Pandora arc and will be titled, "Freezing Vibration".

It appears the first episode will try to fix the plot holes that season 1 left behind.

Hopefully they will fix the plot holes on Kazuya's freezing ability, which they completely took out of context. If they fix that one part, then the E-Pandora arc is really doable.
Posted by: sevi

Re: Anime News - 03/27/13 11:06 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
By the anime gods!

This MUST become reality!

I guess ol' KyoAni has decided to try to break into the Fujoshi demographic now.
Well, I wish them the best of luck then. grin
I also hope someone brings this here as well. smirk


If you haven't done so already, and you still wish this was a series you can sign this petition on change . org .

http : // www. change . org / petitions / animation - do - and - kyoto - animation - make - swimming - anime - cm - into - an - actual - series ( minus the spaces of course)
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 03/28/13 06:00 PM

Whaaaa!
I must sign this!
X3
Thank you!
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 04/03/13 03:49 PM

Sentai has gotten Shining Hearts. They have also said it will be in English and Japanese when it releases.

Here is the AnimeList page here
Posted by: SD Maruko-kun

Re: Anime News - 04/04/13 05:57 AM

Discotek facebook post:
"September releases are looking like Great Teacher Onizuka anime complete series, and the Thermae Romae anime! October should be Blue Submarine No.6 complete series and Tekkaman Blade II!"

edit: and some of their followup comments:
"Blue Sub 6 blu ray will probably be november."
"Mazinger Z were working on it. No date yet."
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 04/05/13 12:53 PM

Well, Today I actually got the RIGHTSTUF! Catalog in. ( finally crazy )

Since I didnt "automatically" ( I have no idea why, with as much as I buy ) get my 2013 issue #1 catalog this Year,
it only took 2 phone calls and 3 Live Chats to get one Well two actually.

One had a 04-01-13 postmark, but the other had a 03-22-13 postmark,
( they both came in today 04-05-13 )
so whoever I spoke with on 03-22-13 did actually send one out, (thank you smile )
and it sat around the USPS for about ten days..

So to whoever I spoke with on 03-22 & 04-01, you get a thanks!
To the other three people, you don't get one smirk
Posted by: sevi

Re: Anime News - 04/05/13 04:27 PM

The Brothers Conflict series is being made into an anime in Japan this summer. Hopefully it will do well enough that someday we'll see it over here. Even though we still haven't gotten Kuroko no Basket or Uta no Prince Sama *cough* license them *cough*
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 04/05/13 06:13 PM

Hold to hope for Uta-pri Sevi!
Crunchy roll is airing the second season when it comes out.
Crunchy and Sentai are very chummy, usually whtever airs on crunchy, Sentai brings out, there are exceptions to this but, it may mean Sentai scored the rights to both seasons!
I hope I'm right about this! smile
Posted by: sevi

Re: Anime News - 04/07/13 11:46 PM

I noticed while surfing on Funimation's page that they have links to official pages for both Black Rock Shooter and Karneval, but no episodes. Does that mean that they're going to have them available in the future?

Also, I can't believe I forgot that Attack on Titan had it's anime debut yesterday (April 7th). They've already announced it's going to be 2 seasons long. Plus there's a live action movie connected, which should be interesting if they manage to pull it off properly.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 04/08/13 03:04 PM

Yeah, I think Funimation got the rights to Karneval, lets hope it streams well or we can kiss a speedy release bye, bye.
Cross your fingers. x O-O x
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 04/08/13 07:12 PM

Originally Posted By: sevi
I noticed while surfing on Funimation's page that they have links to official pages for both Black Rock Shooter and Karneval, but no episodes. Does that mean that they're going to have them available in the future?

Yes for Karneval! They announced last week that they will be streaming the show starting this Thursday IIRC.

The Black Rock Shooter page has been up there since the partnership with Nico Nico. They did simulcast the show, but once the partnership fell through so did the show. It appears that they just forgot to take done the page.
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 04/09/13 12:06 PM

Sword Art Online's English Dub Trailer
Here

Right now it is kind of meh to me. I would be willing to give it a try when AOA finally releases it. It may grow on me, but right now I am just so use to hearing the Japanese voices and hearing someone else speaking for Kirito and Asuna is weird.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 04/09/13 01:43 PM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
Originally Posted By: sevi
I noticed while surfing on Funimation's page that they have links to official pages for both Black Rock Shooter and Karneval, but no episodes. Does that mean that they're going to have them available in the future?

Yes for Karneval! They announced last week that they will be streaming the show starting this Thursday IIRC.

The Black Rock Shooter page has been up there since the partnership with Nico Nico. They did simulcast the show, but once the partnership fell through so did the show. It appears that they just forgot to take done the page.
That's too bad. I really want to see Black Rock Shooter. I love the character designs, and I simply want to see what all the fuss is about. C`est la vie.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 04/09/13 02:15 PM

Originally Posted By: Cheap One
Sword Art Online's English Dub Trailer
Here

Right now it is kind of meh to me. I would be willing to give it a try when AOA finally releases it. It may grow on me, but right now I am just so use to hearing the Japanese voices and hearing someone else speaking for Kirito and Asuna is weird.

Well, I have no preconceptions about it ( and I'm an English Dub only Guy ), I thought it looked pretty cool.
The plot sounds interesting ( original or not ), the only way out is to Win, so Win and live or die trying.
Posted by: sevi

Re: Anime News - 04/09/13 11:19 PM

Funimation starts their simulcast of RDG: Red Data Girl tomorrow/later today (Wednesday April 10th). I'm so there grin
Posted by: SD Maruko-kun

Re: Anime News - 04/10/13 02:52 AM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
The Black Rock Shooter page has been up there since the partnership with Nico Nico. They did simulcast the show, but once the partnership fell through so did the show. It appears that they just forgot to take done the page.

Hmm, I guess the fact that the upcoming UK release of BRS TV is being listed as "sub only" by everyone but Amazon can be seen as a "don't expect a (dubbed) release from Funimation anytime soon" signal...

Originally Posted By: sevi
Funimation starts their simulcast of RDG: Red Data Girl tomorrow/later today (Wednesday April 10th). I'm so there grin

Ok..., so 4 weeks behind Niconico and 6 days behind Japanese TV is also seen as simulcast?..
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 04/10/13 02:59 AM

Originally Posted By: SD Maruko-kun

Originally Posted By: sevi
Funimation starts their simulcast of RDG: Red Data Girl tomorrow/later today (Wednesday April 10th). I'm so there grin

Ok..., so 4 weeks behind Niconico and 6 days behind Japanese TV is also seen as simulcast?..


Funimations simulcast is pretty much always behind. Though 6 days after is pretty bad, normally it is just a few days.
Posted by: sevi

Re: Anime News - 04/10/13 01:55 PM

Originally Posted By: Cheap One
Originally Posted By: SD Maruko-kun

Originally Posted By: sevi
Funimation starts their simulcast of RDG: Red Data Girl tomorrow/later today (Wednesday April 10th). I'm so there grin

Ok..., so 4 weeks behind Niconico and 6 days behind Japanese TV is also seen as simulcast?..


Funimations simulcast is pretty much always behind. Though 6 days after is pretty bad, normally it is just a few days.


I know simulcast isn't the best descriptor, but even waiting 6 days is better than waiting 2-20 years like we used to. New fans are so spoiled, I swear wink
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 04/10/13 02:00 PM

I prefer to play the waiting game. Solid media FTW! Life's too short to watch edited anime.
Posted by: sevi

Re: Anime News - 04/10/13 02:13 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku
I prefer to play the waiting game. Solid media FTW! Life's too short to watch edited anime.


Yeah, I decided to as well. Ok, part of that is because I had a virus yesterday and I ended up sleeping past the broadcast. But also, I thought about all the other shows I've heard about being overly censored and decided I'd rather wait and see the real thing. I don't have to go out my way to prove I'm a "real" fan and neither should anyone else.
Posted by: formerroadie

Re: Anime News - 04/10/13 02:27 PM

I know Funi is advertising for a subtitler position. They may be shorthanded on the subbing techs at the moment.
Posted by: Manhiem

Re: Anime News - 04/10/13 10:13 PM

NO!!! Now we'll never know how it was supposed to end. frown

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-04-10/zero-no-tsukaima-author-noboru-yamaguchi-passes-away
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 04/11/13 04:49 PM

Wow... that's horrible.
My regards to his family.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 04/11/13 05:20 PM

Maybe they'll put a tribute video in an upcoming release of the complete series in a limited edition, like in the special features or something.
Posted by: KyleMills

Re: Anime News - 04/13/13 03:37 AM

For those who like the Fairy Tail dub, I didn't see it posted here, so i figure i would.

The Season 2 dub of Fairy Tail will be released in July & the movie will be released in the winter sometime

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/convention/2013/sakura-con/10

I'm looking forward to more dubbed episodes, it's about time!
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 04/15/13 07:02 PM

Any News about this?

I was looking at the extras in Hiiro no Kakera, and I saw the Trailers for
Psychic Detective Yakumo
&
Okamikakushi: Masque of the Wolf
Does anyone know if these may be getting an English Dub ?
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 04/15/13 07:52 PM

Originally Posted By: BWBODDY
Any News about this?

I was looking at the extras in Hiiro no Kakera, and I saw the Trailers for
Psychic Detective Yakumo
&
Okamikakushi: Masque of the Wolf
Does anyone know if these may be getting an English Dub ?


Both are coming out as Sub only. So English Dub is more then likely a no go.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 04/15/13 08:05 PM

Originally Posted By: Cheap One
Originally Posted By: BWBODDY
Any News about this?

I was looking at the extras in Hiiro no Kakera, and I saw the Trailers for
Psychic Detective Yakumo
&
Okamikakushi: Masque of the Wolf
Does anyone know if these may be getting an English Dub ?


Both are coming out as Sub only. So English Dub is more then likely a no go.

shocked To Bad, So Sad cry
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 04/19/13 04:27 PM

Omg omg omg omg OMG OMG OMG OMG
OMG!!!!!

(Calms down enogh to post link)

shocked
...
...
...
shocked smirk smile laugh cry (of joy!)

I'm so happy... so very, very happy... laugh
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 04/19/13 06:09 PM

Any word on when Roberta's Blood Trail is getting released?
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 04/19/13 06:24 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Omg omg omg omg OMG OMG OMG OMG
OMG!!!!!

(Calms down enogh to post link)

shocked
...
...
...
shocked smirk smile laugh cry (of joy!)

I'm so happy... so very, very happy... grin

Your Joy must be Infectious laugh
For I too am suddenly feeling this great sense of Joy ( for you ) J.E.S. laugh
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 04/19/13 07:03 PM

Originally Posted By: EricDent
Any word on when Roberta's Blood Trail is getting released?


Supposedly in late summer-it sure as s**t better be or I'm really gonna be pissed at crapamation.
Posted by: sevi

Re: Anime News - 04/19/13 07:38 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Omg omg omg omg OMG OMG OMG OMG
OMG!!!!!

(Calms down enogh to post link)

shocked
...
...
...
shocked smirk smile laugh cry (of joy!)

I'm so happy... so very, very happy... laugh


Finally. Some awesome news laugh I've been waiting for UtaPri forever. Thanks for the link JES smile
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 04/19/13 07:40 PM

Thanks B-Dub. grin
This is why Sentai is one of my favorite publishers.
Thank you Sentai. wink
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 04/19/13 08:05 PM

If I didn't watch subbed only stuff (although I prefer dubbed by a country mile) then I wouldn't be getting any stuff from NISA now would I?
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 04/19/13 08:20 PM

Originally Posted By: EricDent
Any word on when Roberta's Blood Trail is getting released?

They are gunning for late Summer. It took longer to get the dub done than expected.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 04/19/13 08:53 PM

Originally Posted By: sevi

Finally. Some awesome news laugh I've been waiting for UtaPri forever. Thanks for the link JES smile


I know right? smile
When I saw that on ANN I won't lie; I squealed like the fangirl that I am. smirk
So much eye candy... yummy
I can't pick just one. :3
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 04/22/13 08:50 AM

Even though there aren't a lot of BL fans on this forum, (aside from Sevi & myself) I thought I'd post this little tidbit;

Media Blasters is asking for BL sugestions

The link will take you to the ANN article that gives you a link to thier facebook page.
If there any other BL fans here tell MB what you'd like to see! smile
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 04/22/13 09:03 AM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Even though there aren't a lot of BL fans on this forum, (aside from Sevi & myself) I thought I'd post this little tidbit;

Media Blasters is asking for BL sugestions

The link will take you to the ANN article that gives you a link to thier facebook page.
If there any other BL fans here tell MB what you'd like to see! smile

Well, I'm sure you & sevi will give them a good list grin
( good luck, and I hope MB takes your suggestions to heart )
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Anime News - 04/23/13 01:55 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
(aside from Sevi & myself)

"No, there is another."
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 04/23/13 02:11 PM

Sentai continues the practice of picking up Crunchyroll titles

Samurai Bride Got
Posted by: tigermoth

Re: Anime News - 04/23/13 02:24 PM

Well, there's me, also.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 04/23/13 03:35 PM

And then there was four! XD
I don't mind being wrong in this case though. XD
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 04/23/13 04:44 PM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
(aside from Sevi & myself)

"No, there is another."

I thought about mentioning you as well Stefanie ..
Sorry I didn't, but I did think you grin
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 04/23/13 04:46 PM

Originally Posted By: Cheap One
Sentai continues the practice of picking up Crunchyroll titles

Samurai Bride Got

Alright Samurai Girl Sequel laugh
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 04/23/13 09:48 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Omg omg omg omg OMG OMG OMG OMG
OMG!!!!!

(Calms down enogh to post link)

shocked
...
...
...
shocked smirk smile laugh cry (of joy!)

I'm so happy... so very, very happy... grin


Well get ready to be even happier

season 2 is coming as well.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 04/24/13 02:54 PM

(See's Cheap One's link... Clicks on it with some trepidation...)

shocked smile laugh cry ( of joy!)

(Much squealing and fangirling was done, for the sake of not spamming the forum it has been ommited from the post.
Passes Out from all said squeeing and fan-girling)

15 minutes later.

Wow man wow.
Thank Cheap one for the link; and thank Sentai for bringing it over...
I'm... so... happy... cry (of JOY!)
Posted by: SD Maruko-kun

Re: Anime News - 04/25/13 03:37 AM

Just noticed this Discotek facebook post:
Quote:

The English dubbed Samurai Pizza Cats complete series official release date will be July 30th 2013! We are doing a complete series box set with all 52 episodes on 8 DVDs. It will be $79.95 retail.

But since Discotek/Eastern Star is usually quite late compared to Funi, Section23 etc. in shifting things from "release date announced" to "pre-orderable", myself I'm kind of expecting this one won't move to "pre-orderable" before somewhere end of May... sleep

edit: and I noticed a facebook comment from them about Lovely Complex:
Quote:
Final date is July 16th. 4 disc set, retail price $49.95

Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 04/25/13 05:23 PM

Sentai picks up another Crunchyroll title.

Snafu

If I didn't know any better I would think Sentai was just trying to take all my money. Which I am fine with giving just as long as I can keep some to get other anime.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 04/26/13 03:28 PM

Okay...
I apologize in advance the mass fan-girling that is about to commence in this post.
( I just couldn't help my self)

SQUEEEEEE!
OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!!!!!!!!!!!

I can't believe... they really did it... SQUEEEEE! OMG! They did it!
THEY REALLY DID IT! cry ( of utter joy!)

(The cat had to take over and post this link as J.E.S. is still yammering on like the fan-girl she is. wink )

Words can not express how happy I am at this...
Now...
Someone! Anyone! (Weeelllll not just anyone... sorry MB)
License this this for the love of god!
Do you not want my money!
Take it!
ALL OF IT! (throws money at screen.)
That is all.

Again, I'm sorry to anyone who is offened buy my very overly hyped post...
(I just couldn't help it...)
Posted by: sevi

Re: Anime News - 04/26/13 04:00 PM

All I can say to that JES is...

>.< ~Kweeee!!!!!!!!!!!!

And they said it would never happen. That'll show them. Never underestimate the power of a horde of screaming fangirls. We have cash and we know how to use it grin
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Anime News - 04/26/13 05:09 PM

So, just to be clear, this is good news for J.E.S., right?
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 04/26/13 05:35 PM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
So, just to be clear, this is good news for J.E.S., right?


Yes, awhile back she posted the source video of this series. At the time it was just a little fun video. But from the link she just posted it is now going to be a real series.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 04/26/13 05:57 PM

Originally Posted By: sevi
All I can say to that JES is...

>.< ~Kweeee!!!!!!!!!!!!

And they said it would never happen. That'll show them. Never underestimate the power of a horde of screaming fangirls. We have cash and we know how to use it grin


Darn tooting! XD
I really do hope some one will license this.
My money, they can just take it... it's not like food or heating or water are important... smirk


Quote:
So, just to be clear, this is good news for J.E.S., right?


I know, I was kinda vague about it right? smirk
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 04/26/13 08:05 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Even though there aren't a lot of BL fans on this forum, (aside from Sevi & myself) I thought I'd post this little tidbit;

Media Blasters is asking for BL sugestions

The link will take you to the ANN article that gives you a link to thier facebook page.
If there any other BL fans here tell MB what you'd like to see! smile


I don't care if I'm going against the flow here but I wish they'd ask for some girls love suggestions.
Posted by: sevi

Re: Anime News - 04/26/13 08:14 PM

Originally Posted By: zrdb
Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Even though there aren't a lot of BL fans on this forum, (aside from Sevi & myself) I thought I'd post this little tidbit;

Media Blasters is asking for BL sugestions

The link will take you to the ANN article that gives you a link to thier facebook page.
If there any other BL fans here tell MB what you'd like to see! smile


I don't care if I'm going against the flow here but I wish they'd ask for some girls love suggestions.


Gee, I don't know. Maybe because every other company out there is already licensing them. GL is common as dirt and already everywhere. BL is rare and despite what you think, there is a market for it.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 04/28/13 09:22 PM

So girl's love is as common as dirt, huh? Funny-I don't see very much of that kind of dirt lying around anywhere, I can count maybe 3 or 4 really good gl series in the past couple of years.
Posted by: sevi

Re: Anime News - 04/28/13 10:02 PM

Originally Posted By: zrdb
So girl's love is as common as dirt, huh? Funny-I don't see very much of that kind of dirt lying around anywhere, I can count maybe 3 or 4 really good gl series in the past couple of years.


I'm pretty sure there were more than 3 or 4. But even then, 3/4 is much more than 0. Which equals the exact number of BL titles brought over between Junjou Romantica and Ai no Kusabi. So common as compared to BL, yes.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Anime News - 04/30/13 12:33 PM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
So, just to be clear, this is good news for J.E.S., right?
Originally Posted By: Cheap One
Yes, awhile back she posted the source video of this series. At the time it was just a little fun video. But from the link she just posted it is now going to be a real series.

I know; I'm just teasing J.E.S. for the girly outburst. wink

I'm sure I'll react the same way when Cowboy Bebop is released as a Blu-ray box set with 7.1 audio tracks for both English & Japanese, along with all of the soundtrack CDs, an authorized artbook, a Jericho 941 R, a Walther P99, a Glock 30, and a reproduction of the sword used by Vicious.
Posted by: dark_producer

Re: Anime News - 05/02/13 10:17 PM

J.E.S your reactions are truly epic grin
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 05/03/13 12:39 AM

Apparently the retro fanatics over at Discotek announced they got Monster Rancher.

There was a previous release, but I think it was just random episodes & not the entire show.

Hopefully it doesn't take them over a year to bring it out.
Posted by: ninjachad

Re: Anime News - 05/03/13 10:21 AM

I was totally excited when I saw this news, yesterday. grin It'll be a day 1 pre-order for me. I'll be getting both the sub and dub sets. smile
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 05/03/13 10:54 AM

Originally Posted By: dark_producer
J.E.S your reactions are truly epic grin
Yup, that's why we love her... and your uber kawaii nekomimi avatar animations are why we love you.
Posted by: SD Maruko-kun

Re: Anime News - 05/03/13 12:29 PM

Originally Posted By: EricDent
Apparently the retro fanatics over at Discotek announced they got Monster Rancher.

There was a previous release, but I think it was just random episodes & not the entire show.

Hopefully it doesn't take them over a year to bring it out.

Their facebook post:
Quote:

Monster Rancher Season 1 English dubbed boxset. Episodes 1-26. Coming In December 2013. We will also release the English dubbed seasons 2 and 3 in boxsets in 2014, along with a complete Japanese language English subtitled 1-73 boxset also in 2014.

edit: no idea if they'll release the sub under the "Monster Rancher" banner or under the original "Japanese" name of "Monster Farm"...
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 05/03/13 01:24 PM

From their Facebook Page, Media Blasters has acquired "Rio: Rainbow Gate".

No product details at this time, but a dub hasn't been ruled out yet.

Originally Posted By: MB
Bit too early. But we are now really looking hard at dubs again. We honestly were thinking none in 2013 but that is starting to change which is a good sign for all involved. We understand that without a dub, you can watch just about anywhere and our VOD guys now kind of want it.

Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Anime News - 05/03/13 01:27 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku
Originally Posted By: dark_producer
J.E.S your reactions are truly epic grin
Yup, that's why we love her... and your uber kawaii nekomimi avatar animations are why we love you.


I feel so much love... cry (of happiness.)
Also, I second Kiku statement; Cat-girls are the best. grin
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 05/03/13 05:02 PM

Yeah, over on GameFAQs I mentioned playing both Monster Rancher games (IIRC one was on PS1, the other PS2).
I remember putting in my music CDs, other PS1/PS2 games, and DVD movies to see what I got monster wise.
I think I had a few "rare" ones.

With the sheer amount of DVDs I have now (over 500) I wonder what other monsters I would have had.

BTW anybody try that Monster Rancher game for the DS?
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 05/03/13 11:46 PM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
From their Facebook Page, Media Blasters has acquired "Rio: Rainbow Gate".

No product details at this time, but a dub hasn't been ruled out yet.

Originally Posted By: MB
Bit too early. But we are now really looking hard at dubs again. We honestly were thinking none in 2013 but that is starting to change which is a good sign for all involved. We understand that without a dub, you can watch just about anywhere and our VOD guys now kind of want it.

What, what, what! That's been on kiku's wish list for like forever. I sure hope it gets a home video release.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 05/04/13 01:13 AM

Originally Posted By: kiku
What, what, what! That's been on kiku's wish list for like forever. I sure hope it gets a home video release.

All Media Blaster releases are video releases. It'll be coming out on both DVD and DTO (download to own). I thought I made that point clear with the MB thread. Media Blasters isn't really into streaming and simulcasting. When I say product info isn't available, I'm talking about the extras, packaging and release date.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Anime News - 05/04/13 01:22 AM

Yeah-I remember watching when it came out and thinking the premise was kinda dumb but that didn't stop me from enjoying it.
Posted by: kakashi12210

Re: Anime News - 05/04/13 12:42 PM

Originally Posted By: EricDent
Apparently the retro fanatics over at Discotek announced they got Monster Rancher.

There was a previous release, but I think it was just random episodes & not the entire show.

Hopefully it doesn't take them over a year to bring it out.


I've been hoping this show would get a dvd release for a long time. I really enjoyed it growing up and have been wanting to see it again. Now, if someone would release Cardcaptor Sakura, I'd be very happy.
Posted by: SD Maruko-kun

Re: Anime News - 05/08/13 01:25 AM

Apparently there's a problem with the Kyatto Ninden Teyandee DVD set. frown

Originally Posted By: Discotek@facebook

If you had problems with episode 9 on your Teyandee set we can replace your disc in June. The first press ran out already so we are completely out of stock. Just hang onto them now and we will update when the replacement is ready.

Quote:

The tentative plan is to send out a new disc automatically to everyone who ordered from the Discotek site.
If you ordered from another site we will have a plan for that later on in June.

My KNT set is included in a June Rightstuf order, so hopefully a replacement disk can be shipped with that straight away...


edit: ...and Discotek also announced the licence for the Mighty Space Miners OVA.

Posted by: SD Maruko-kun

Re: Anime News - 05/09/13 07:38 AM

KNT replacement disc:
Originally Posted By: Discotek@facebook

as of now the tentative plan with Rightstuf orders will be to have them send out the new disc 2 to everyone that ordered from them automatically.



thought doing a 2nd edit to my previous post would be silly...
Posted by: sevi

Re: Anime News - 05/22/13 10:11 PM

Sentai will be releasing This Boy Caught a Merman! later this year grin I'm so buying this.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 05/23/13 01:47 PM

Queen's Blade Rebellion has been delayed to September 24.

http://www.fandompost.com/2013/05/23/sentai-filmworks-delays-queens-blade-rebellion/
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 05/23/13 02:00 PM

Not really "news" per say...
I went to see if they had the K-On movie at the local BB.
Boy their anime section just keeps getting smaller & smaller!

They had it, but only on Blu-Ray...

Aparently
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 05/23/13 03:08 PM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
Queen's Blade Rebellion has been delayed to September 24.

http://www.fandompost.com/2013/05/23/sentai-filmworks-delays-queens-blade-rebellion/

Bummer, but I'll survive grin, I hope the same can be said for kiku laugh
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 05/23/13 06:46 PM

From up on Poppy Hill came up for pre-order today ( also on Bluray )
I saw this one in the Theater, and loved it as I do all of Studio Ghibli's Movies

As soon as I'm able to meet the free shipping Criteria Ill order it
Posted by: SD Maruko-kun

Re: Anime News - 05/23/13 10:15 PM

Originally Posted By: BWBODDY
From up on Poppy Hill came up for pre-order today ( also on Bluray )
I saw this one in the Theater, and loved it as I do all of Studio Ghibli's Movies

Publisher "New Video"? The only other things by them found at Rightstuf seem to be dub-only things...
Hopefully a UK release isn't too far behind.
(Sheesh, still no R1 release of Ocean Waves/I Can Hear the Sea and Only Yesterday? They've been out in the UK for years by now...)
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 05/24/13 11:23 AM

Originally Posted By: BWBODDY
Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
Queen's Blade Rebellion has been delayed to September 24.

http://www.fandompost.com/2013/05/23/sentai-filmworks-delays-queens-blade-rebellion/

Bummer, but I'll survive grin, I hope the same can be said for kiku laugh
I'm more than happy to deal with a delay, if it means a higher quality release (e.g. dubbed special features); as joelgundam01's linked post suggests. Who knows maybe they'll even throw in some translations for some of the lyrics in the CD's as well???
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 05/24/13 02:30 PM

Asuna's English VA Cherami Leigh just tweeted that Sword Art Online will start airing on Toonami in August.

Hopefully soon we can get confirmation from Aniplex's account.
Posted by: kakashi12210

Re: Anime News - 05/24/13 02:37 PM

Originally Posted By: Cheap One
Asuna's English VA Cherami Leigh just tweeted that Sword Art Online will start airing on Toonami in August.

Hopefully soon we can get confirmation from Aniplex's account.


They announced it will air on Toonami at their panel at Anime Boston
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 05/25/13 08:31 AM

Originally Posted By: kakashi12210
Originally Posted By: Cheap One
Asuna's English VA Cherami Leigh just tweeted that Sword Art Online will start airing on Toonami in August.

Hopefully soon we can get confirmation from Aniplex's account.


They announced it will air on Toonami at their panel at Anime Boston

Wow, thats a lot to pay, especially since I can see it all for free on Toonami.
Which I think is great, that they are Airing first Run Anime.

I am a little behind the times I guess, but Airing it on free ( well cable ) TV than
selling it at a High Premium Price, is counter productive? ( isn't it ? )

Or is it so good that after I see it on Toonami Ill just have to have it ??
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 05/25/13 09:23 AM

The high price is to help when the Japanese import it, cause our release is cheaper then theirs. It is the price we pay for having the same Blu-ray region.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Anime News - 05/25/13 12:19 PM

Originally Posted By: BWBODDY
Wow, thats a lot to pay, especially since I can see it all for free on Toonami.
Which I think is great, that they are Airing first Run Anime.

I am a little behind the times I guess, but Airing it on free ( well cable ) TV than
selling it at a High Premium Price, is counter productive? ( isn't it ? )

Or is it so good that after I see it on Toonami Ill just have to have it ??

Who knows!

I wouldn't be too surprised seeing Aniplex releasing a barebones DVD version at a more affordable price, when the show finishes airing on Toonami.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 05/25/13 12:34 PM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
Originally Posted By: BWBODDY
Wow, thats a lot to pay, especially since I can see it all for free on Toonami.
Which I think is great, that they are Airing first Run Anime.

I am a little behind the times I guess, but Airing it on free ( well cable ) TV than
selling it at a High Premium Price, is counter productive? ( isn't it ? )

Or is it so good that after I see it on Toonami Ill just have to have it ??

Who knows!

I wouldn't be too surprised seeing Aniplex releasing a barebones DVD version at a more affordable price, when the show finishes airing on Toonami.

As always, Im just saying grin ...
The odds are Ill get it anyway crazy ...
But based on the pricing Ive seen, Ill get the DVD

( and I do love extras, but only if theyre in English )
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 05/25/13 02:08 PM

Highschool DxD Dub Cast

I don't follow dubs that much, so can anyone give some titles Chloe Daniels has played before? As I like Asia and want to get an idea of what voice to expect in the English dub.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Anime News - 05/25/13 02:19 PM

Originally Posted By: Cheap One
Highschool DxD Dub Cast

I don't follow dubs that much, so can anyone give some titles Chloe Daniels has played before? As I like Asia and want to get an idea of what voice to expect in the English dub.

I like the fact that I've been seeing VA names I've never seen before.
The only one on that list I know is.......
ADR Director - Colleen Clinkenbeard
and Jamie Marchi to a lesser extent
It's nice to see Fresh Names & Voices....
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 05/25/13 02:21 PM

New girl? Oh well. Wait and see when the release comes out then I guess.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 05/25/13 02:29 PM

Originally Posted By: Cheap One
Highschool DxD Dub Cast

I don't follow dubs that much, so can anyone give some titles Chloe Daniels has played before? As I like Asia and want to get an idea of what voice to expect in the English dub.
The only thing I could find on Chloe Daniels was from a website called BunnyRanch, and that was adult enough that I couldn't post it here. Somehow though, it seems sorta fitting; considering the purported level of ecchi in Highschool DxD.
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 05/25/13 02:31 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku
Originally Posted By: Cheap One
Highschool DxD Dub Cast

I don't follow dubs that much, so can anyone give some titles Chloe Daniels has played before? As I like Asia and want to get an idea of what voice to expect in the English dub.
The only thing I could find on Chloe Daniels was from a website called BunnyRanch, and that was adult enough that I couldn't post it here. Somehow though, it seems sorta fitting; considering the purported level of ecchi in Highschool DxD.


In a ironic twist then, she is playing the innocent girl.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 05/25/13 03:17 PM

Yeah... and I've got a sneaking suspicion that the Chloe Daniels that I ran across is not the one featured in Highschool DxD.
Posted by: kakashi12210

Re: Anime News - 05/25/13 03:22 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku
Yeah... and I've got a sneaking suspicion that the Chloe Daniels that I ran across is not the one featured in Highschool DxD.


It could either be a newcomer or an alias because someone didn't want their name on the cast because of the content.
Posted by: ninjachad

Re: Anime News - 05/25/13 05:45 PM

Since I haven't seen anyone else post it, I'll post this here:

Time of EVE: The Movie on Blu-ray - Kickstarter

Rightstuf is currently selling the ONA series (which I adore), so I thought some people here might be interested. It's already met it's overall goal, but if it stretches to $50,000 (it's currently at $46,641), it will get an English dub. smile To get the Blu-ray, and a few extras, the minimum donation is $55.
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 05/25/13 07:35 PM

In other news Sentai has got these shows back.

Godanner on DVD & Blu-Ray
Gatchaman (the 105 episode TV series from the '70s & 3 episode OVA from the '90s) on DVD & Blu-Ray
Digi Charat (says the TV show & OVAs including Winter Garden)

Additionally, Sentai Filmworks revealed that it will release the first season of the AKB0048 television anime series on bilingual DVD and Blu-ray Disc in September. The company will also release the following titles in October: Haku&#333;ki Reimeiroku on DVD and Blu-ray Disc, Campione! on DVD and Blu-ray Disc, and Kokoro Connect on DVD and Blu-ray Disc.

All from AnimeNewsNetwork via GameFAQs.
Posted by: formerroadie

Re: Anime News - 05/25/13 08:05 PM

Gatchaman!!!!! Squuueeeeeee!
Posted by: kakashi12210

Re: Anime News - 05/25/13 10:13 PM

Originally Posted By: EricDent
In other news Sentai has got these shows back.

Godanner on DVD & Blu-Ray
Gatchaman (the 105 episode TV series from the '70s & 3 episode OVA from the '90s) on DVD & Blu-Ray
Digi Charat (says the TV show & OVAs including Winter Garden)

Additionally, Sentai Filmworks revealed that it will release the first season of the AKB0048 television anime series on bilingual DVD and Blu-ray Disc in September. The company will also release the following titles in October: Haku&#333;ki Reimeiroku on DVD and Blu-ray Disc, Campione! on DVD and Blu-ray Disc, and Kokoro Connect on DVD and Blu-ray Disc.

All from AnimeNewsNetwork via GameFAQs.


Godannar will be released on DVD only according to the AnimeNewsNetwork post.
Posted by: kakashi12210

Re: Anime News - 05/25/13 10:23 PM

Today at Anime Boston Animation studio Sunrise producer Masayuki Ozaki revealed at his company's panel that the company is in talks to with Sentai Filmworks and Funimation to distribute former Bandai Entertainment titles. He also noted that Sunrise will release some of its series through distributors such as these.

This is good news for people wanting some of Bandai's old titles that are OOP and very expensive on other sites.

Funimation, Sentai in Talks Over Former Bandai Entertainment Titles
Posted by: No Comment

Re: Anime News - 05/25/13 11:00 PM

Originally Posted By: kakashi12210
Today at Anime Boston Animation studio Sunrise producer Masayuki Ozaki revealed at his company's panel that the company is in talks to with Sentai Filmworks and Funimation to distribute former Bandai Entertainment titles. He also noted that Sunrise will release some of its series through distributors such as these.

This is good news for people wanting some of Bandai's old titles that are OOP and very expensive on other sites.

Funimation, Sentai in Talks Over Former Bandai Entertainment Titles
Yeah, I'm pumped. My hopes goes out to .hack//sign, everything Galaxy Angel, Nichijou, all the Crest Of Stars stuff, Scrapped Princess, and probably a bunch of other stuff that isn't coming to my head. I'm guessing a Cowboy Bebop rescue will pretty much be inevitable, so I can't complain if I end up double-dipping on that, but I hope that The Vision Of Escaflowne isn't top priority so I don't regret buying the boxset just yesterday (when you play the game of buying OOP anime DVDs, you win or you feel stupid).
Originally Posted By: EricDent
Digi Charat (says the TV show & OVAs including Winter Garden)
This is good because I was strongly considering buying the original series DVD. I unfortunately doubt it'll get any of the goodies included with the original limited edition, though.
Posted by: sevi

Re: Anime News - 05/26/13 12:59 AM

Funimation is planning on releasing Binbougami Ga! as early as this September. Which I assume will please kiku greatly wink
Posted by: kakashi12210

Re: Anime News - 05/26/13 01:36 AM

Originally Posted By: No Comment
Yeah, I'm pumped. My hopes goes out to .hack//sign, everything Galaxy Angel, Nichijou, all the Crest Of Stars stuff, Scrapped Princess, and probably a bunch of other stuff that isn't coming to my head. I'm guessing a Cowboy Bebop rescue will pretty much be inevitable, so I can't complain if I end up double-dipping on that, but I hope that The Vision Of Escaflowne isn't top priority so I don't regret buying the boxset just yesterday (when you play the game of buying OOP anime DVDs, you win or you feel stupid).


I'm really hoping for Galaxy Angel. I'm only missing the A and AA sets and I don't want to pay the ridiculous prices for them.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 05/26/13 12:14 PM

Originally Posted By: EricDent
In other news Sentai has got these shows back.

Godanner on DVD & Blu-Ray
Gatchaman (the 105 episode TV series from the '70s & 3 episode OVA from the '90s) on DVD & Blu-Ray
Digi Charat (says the TV show & OVAs including Winter Garden)

Additionally, Sentai Filmworks revealed that it will release the first season of the AKB0048 television anime series on bilingual DVD and Blu-ray Disc in September. The company will also release the following titles in October: Haku&#333;ki Reimeiroku on DVD and Blu-ray Disc, Campione! on DVD and Blu-ray Disc, and Kokoro Connect on DVD and Blu-ray Disc.

All from AnimeNewsNetwork via GameFAQs.
If Godannar is released in combo pack format, I'll be hard pressed to resist; despite already owning the complete DVD series. Digi Charat in it's entirety? Be strong kiku (teeth are shaking) Campione! That's one more off kiku's wish list.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 05/26/13 12:15 PM

Originally Posted By: kakashi12210
Today at Anime Boston Animation studio Sunrise producer Masayuki Ozaki revealed at his company's panel that the company is in talks to with Sentai Filmworks and Funimation to distribute former Bandai Entertainment titles. He also noted that Sunrise will release some of its series through distributors such as these.

This is good news for people wanting some of Bandai's old titles that are OOP and very expensive on other sites.

Funimation, Sentai in Talks Over Former Bandai Entertainment Titles
This is good news for kiku, bad news for his wallet.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Anime News - 05/26/13 12:24 PM

Originally Posted By: sevi
Funimation is planning on releasing Binbougami Ga! as early as this September. Which I assume will please kiku greatly wink
How'd you know? kiku is, in fact; looking forward to Binbougami Ga!. For some reason, it reminds me of The Cooler, a little William H. Macy masterpiece.
Posted by: No Comment

Re: Anime News - 05/26/13 12:35 PM

Originally Posted By: kakashi12210
I'm really hoping for Galaxy Angel. I'm only missing the A and AA sets and I don't want to pay the ridiculous prices for them.
My highly unlikely dream is that whoever gets it would do what Funi did with Slayers and release all the episodes in one boxset.
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Anime News - 05/26/13 09:19 PM

So I guess the rumors about Bandai wanting to do what Aniplex of America does were wrong.

Here is the full article dealing with the earlier stuff I mentioned.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/201...-godannar-anime

Also for all you artsy types, you have a chance to design the 8th Rozen Maiden Doll.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2013-05-26/you-can-design-rozen-maiden-8th-doll-in-contest
Posted by: formerroadie

Re: Anime News - 05/26/13 09:20 PM

Originally Posted By: EricDent
So I guess the rumors about Bandai wanting to do what Aniplex of America does were wrong.

Here is the full article dealing with the earlier stuff I mentioned.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/201...-godannar-anime

Also for all you artsy types, you have a chance to design the 8th Rozen Maiden Doll.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2013-05-26/you-can-design-rozen-maiden-8th-doll-in-contest


I'm greatful they aren't going the aniplex route.
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Anime News - 05/26/13 09:42 PM

Originally Posted By: formerroadie
I'm greatful they aren't going the aniplex route.


If Bandai titles didn't sell well enough before to keep the US branch alive at the low prices. No way would they sale enough to make it worthwhile selling them at AOA prices.

AOA claim their titles do well in sales. At least in an interview I read from them a few months aft