Anime Central 2017 Announcement Summary

Aniplex of America


Nozomi Entertainment announced its license for Galaxy Angel Z, the science fiction comedy anime directed by Morio Asaka (Sword Art Online, Gunslinger Girl, Chobits) and featuring animation from Madhouse (Black Lagoon, Death Note, Magic User?s Club). Galaxy Angel Z consists of 18 episodes and will be available on Blu-ray in North America for the first time ever.

Galaxy Angel Z will be released in 2018 on Blu-ray with English and Japanese audio with English subtitles.

Nozomi Entertainment is pleased to announce the upcoming Blu-ray release of Ninja Nonsense. Ninja Nonsense is a comedy from ufotable the animation studio behind Coyote Ragtime Show and the Tales of Symphonia OVA, and is based on the manga Ninin ga Shinobuden by Ryoichi Koga.

Ninja Nonsense will be released for the first time ever in North America on Blu-ray in 2017 and will feature English and Japanese audio with English subtitles.

Right Stuf, Inc. and Sunrise Inc. are excited to announce that the compilation film collection of Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: A New Translation, will be released on Blu-ray in the coming months.

Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: A New Translation will be released for the first time ever in North America on Blu-ray in 2017 and will feature Japanese audio with English subtitles.

A trade-in program for customers that purchased Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: A New Translation on DVD will be available with more details to come when the release date is announced.

VIZ Media

  • Officially solicited their release of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Parts 1 & 2 BD release on July 25th. This was first announced back at Anime Boston.

Sakura-con ’17 Announcements

This year’s event was the 20th anniversary of the Seattle convention. Despite that, there weren’t many industry panels this time around. Anime Boston was only a couple weeks ago, so that probably explains part of it.


  • New License: Record of Lodoss War OVA & TV
    • Releases on July 18, 2017
    • OVA (BD/DVD) and TV series (DVD-only) in the same set
  • New License: Hyouka
    • Part 1 Collection Releases on July 4, 2017
    • Is being dubbed

The above releases will be going up for preorder in the next few days, along with the rest of Funimation’s July slate.

Aniplex of America


  • New License: The Reflection: Wave One
    • Anime is an American/Japanese co-production between Stan Lee and Studio Deen
    • Streaming starts Summer ’17

Anime Boston ’17 Announcements

Not a ton of news came out of this con, but there were still some interesting tidbits. Sakura-con is in a couple of weeks, however, so maybe some things are being saved for that.

Aniplex of America


Sentai Filmworks

Viz Media

  • Solicitation: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Season 1
    • BD and DVD – July
    • Premium LE sets planned- Eps 1-26, 160 pg booklet, art cards and more
    • No dubtitles (referring to the set Warner Bros release a while back) / subs retranslated from the ground up
  • Solicitation: Sailor Moon S Part 2 – May

Otakon ’16 Anime Announcement Summary

Another Otakon has come and gone. Here’s a quick summary of the anime related announcements.


***Sentai Filmworks***

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Anime Expo 2016 Anime News – Day 3: Funimation Panel

Funimation had two major announcements at their panel. First off they will be re-releasing Code Geass S1 and 2 in a Collector’s Edition on October 4th. The set will be bluray-only.

Back for the series’ 10th anniversary, both seasons of Code Geass will feature a brand-new Japanese 5.1 surround sound audio mix used on the recent Japanese Blu-ray box sets—an entirely new viewing experience from previous releases. This isn’t just the original stereo audio re-mastered: the music and sound effects have actually been painstakingly re-recorded, all under the quality supervision of director Goro Taniguchi himself, to really immerse you in all the action and drama. We’re ecstatic to bring you this special new version, in addition to the original Japanese stereo audio and the original English dub.
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Anime Expo 2016 Anime News – Day 2 Summary

Nothing really major announced on the second day, but some good stuff was announced nonetheless, especially for dub fans.


  • They promoted the second season of Sound! Euphonium, but that was really it of interest.


***Sentai Filmworks***


***Sunrise, Bandai Namco and Gundam***

  • Planning to do a US theatrical run for Gundam: The Origin
  • Code Geass is coming to bluray soonish
    • Funimation picked up the license to CG a few years back
    • I assume more info will be at Funi’s panel, which is in progress as I type this

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.


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