Earlier this month, I reviewed Revolutionary Girl Utena. At the same time, since I have reviewed the series, I am semi-obligated to note that Noizumi Entertainment, the production division of Right Stuf, Inc., has acquired the license for Utena. Readers may or may not know, but Utena has had a pretty bad experience, much worse than fellow 90s anime, Dragonball Z, when it comes to being distributed in the United States. Noizumi acquired the license from the now defunct, Central Park Media, a New York based anime distributor whose other titles include Project A-ko.
A new anime by 8-Bit studios will be simulcasted this January. The new series Infinite Stratos(インフィニット・ストラトス) or just IS will premier only on Anime Network Online starting January 20, 2011. To check out the episodes go to Anime Network's website. This latest hit anime has been licensed for DVD and BluRay release by Sentai Filmworks which is being produced as a 12 episode series.
Check out a trailer and description below the jump.
Funimation announced in a press release that Nickelodeon will be airing Dragon Ball Z Kai (released in Japan under the title Dragon Ball Kai) on its Nicktoons channel. According to ANN the series will start to air in May along with another show called Voltron Panthera Force.
Many of us grew up with the Dragonball series, that's why the it's exciting to think about Dragon Ball Z Kai. Unlike the other shows in the series, this one isn't a continuation but rather a remake of Dragonball Z (without the hundred episodes devoted to constipation powering up while screaming). It is digitally remastered and edited to follow the manga closely.
The main concern however is whether Nickelodeon will butcher the series, like so many other shows, in an attempt to make it more kid friendly. Let us know what you think will happen in the comments below.
Are you dying to get your next Bakemonogatari fix? Unfortunately SHAFT has announced that the final episode of the Tsubasa Cat story arc will be delayed until June 9th. This doesn't come as a surprise to many though. After all, the first online episode was delayed due to production scheduling issues.
Although it'll be rough to live without Arararararagi-kun for 3 more months, at least they aren't trolling the fans like KyoAni and their years of teasing Haruhi fans to bring them the Endless Eight fiasco. Let us know what you'll do in the mean time in the comments below.
Moé-meets-military anime, Sora no Woto, has announced that they will release 2 unaired episodes on their BluRay and DVD releases. According to the anime's official website, they have the go ahead for production of the "limited" episodes. The 2 episodes are scheduled to be included in the 4th and 7th volumes of the DVD & BluRay releases.
The 4th and 7th volumes are scheduled for release on June 23rd and September 22nd, respectively.
Hopefully, it won't be all filler. Let us know what you think in the comments below.
Disney has brokered a deal with Viz Media for the airing rights to Naruto Shippuden. The show will begin airing in October on the Disney XD channel.
Can't get enough Oreimo? Then you're just in luck! On Monday, the hit series' official website announced that they'll be releasing 8 volumes on Bluray and DVD. Considering that the series' TV run is only scheduled for 12 episodes and that the Blurays will each have 2 episodes, that means there are 4 unaired episodes for the watching! That line of reasoning was confirmed in an interview with Aniplex producer Atsuhiro Iwakami on the series' offical website.
The 7th and 8th volumes are scheduled to ship out June 22 and July 27, 2011. It's a long way off, but at least there will be more to look forward to. According to Iwakami, there are 2 versions of episode 12, one which ends the TV series, and the other which continues it to episode 15.
Crunchyroll's doing pretty well for themselves these days. They've announced that they'll be simulcasting 10 shows this season. That's almost half! So which shows will they be getting? We don't know. However, they've started announcing a few of the titles they'll be simulcasting. Check out our nice list with trailers below!
A normal high school boy Kisaragi Ryuji's peaceful life is turned into an adventure by the return of his second cousin Eriko. Ryuji and Eriko seize a relic box from a black broker. In the box they find a red dragon girl, Rose. In order to protect Rose from the black organization, Ryuji decides to fight using his power as a relic handler.