Anime Expo 2016 Anime News – Day 1 Summary

It’s time for Anime Expo again. What happened on day 1? Well, the big announcement of the day probably came from Crunchyroll. The streaming service announced yesterday that they will be entering the home video market. All we know at this point is that their releases will be dubbed and on bluray and DVD. Here’s a  list of the titles they’ve announced so far (more to come):



The dub for Free! Season 1 has been streaming on Crunchyroll since the beginning of the year and rumors have been going around lately that Gintama is getting a Canadian dub. I’m to assume that dub is on behalf of Crunchyroll.


What else happened yesterday? Here’s quick rundown of the other announcements.

***VIZ Media***

  • They confirmed that they will be re-releasing the first season of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure on bluray
    • This was released by Warner Brother’s on DVD last year


  • Announced the dub cast for One-Punch Man
    • Mumen Rider – Robbie Daymond
    • Speed O’Sound Sonic – Erik Scott Kimerer
    • Genos – Zach Aguilar
    • Saitama – Max Mittelman
  • It was announced at the later Toonami panel that One-Punch Man would air on the block starting July 16th (trailer below)


***RightStuf / Nozomi Ent.***

  • Announced a re-license of Galaxy Angel
    • Release will be bluray-only
    • At this point, we don’t know if they have just the first season or all seasons
  • They will be re-releasing Martian Successor Nadesico on bluray
  • They will also be releasing A Town Where You Live on bluray in the fall
  • The second season of Big Windup, which they announced at last year’s AX, will be released in the fall
    • For those that don’t know, Funimation released the first season, but didn’t pick up the second due to poor sales


  • Gundam News
    • Reconguista in G will get a bluray release
    • MSG 0080 will get a DVD release later this year
      • No bluray due to it not being released that way in Japan yet
    • MSG 0083 will get a bluray and DVD release Early 2017
    • MSG 0083: After Glow of Zeon (compilation movie) will get a bluray and DVD release Early 2017
      • Never been released in North America
    • MSG F91 movie will get a bluray and DVD release Early 2017


***Aniplex of America***

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