Once again, Anime Boston and Sakura-con fell on the same weekend. Here’s quick summary of what happened at the two cons. Continue reading
This weekend, Funimation revealed three Kadokawa shows that they would be releasing in February. Two are Bandai re-licenses, one of which didn’t get released before Bandai Ent. shutdown (Nichijou) and the third has never been licensed for home video (Betrayal Knows My Name). We don’t have all the information on these releases yet, but Funimation’s full February solicitation should be released next week.
|Betrayal Knows My Name, The Complete Collection (sub)||February 28, 2017||$?||? mins|
|Nichijou – My Ordinary Life Complete Collection (sub BD/DVD)||February 7, 2017||$?||? mins|
|Scrapped Princess Complete Collection (BD/DVD)||February 28, 2017||$?||? mins|
Now then, where’s Gosick? That’s the one I really want.
Another Otakon has come and gone. Here’s a quick summary of the anime related announcements.
- They made no licensing announcements, however they gave a bit of an update on Legend of the Galactic Heroes. They not only have the main series, but Gaiden and the movies as well.
- There only other announcement was that Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions -Heart Throb- is getting a premium edition (Packaging Preview)
License was announced at the Production I.G panel at Anime Expo. The movie was originally released on DVD in North America by Go Fish Pictures (it was part of Dreamworks), followed a few years later by a release on bluray and DVD by Bandai Entertainment. The Bandai releases were short-lived however, and became quite expensive on the secondary market, so a re-release is definitely welcome.
It was announced at the World Premiere / Panel for the movie. I always associate Shinkai’s stuff with Sentai, so seeing this with Funimation is a bit strange. Still I look forward to adding it to my collection.
Mitsuha is a female high school student who lives in a rural town nestled deep in the mountains. Her father is the mayor and isn’t at home much, and she lives with her elementary school-aged little sister and her grandmother. Mitsuha has an honest personality, but she doesn’t like the customs of her family’s Shinto shrine, nor does she like her father participating in an election campaign. She laments that she lives in a confined rural town, and yearns for the wonderful lifestyle of living in Tokyo. Taki is a male high school student who lives in central Tokyo. He spends time with his friends, works part-time at an Italian restaurant, and is interested in architecture and fine arts. One day, Mitsuha has a dream where she is a young man. Taki also has a dream where he is a female high school student in a town in the mountains that he has never been to. What is the secret to their dreams of personal experience?
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.
Something I ment to post earlier, but Funimation confirmed that they have the license for the live-action Rurouni Kenshin films. This is something I’ve been wanting to see for a while, so I’m quite excited. It’s too bad that we won’t be getting a re-release of the TV anime, as I’d really like to replace my Media Blaster’s DVDs with something of higher quality (darn Aniplex).
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):
- Berserk (2016)
- Big Order
- Free! Iwatobi Swim Club
- Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
- Myriad Colors Phantom World
- Twin Star Exorcists
- Yamada-kun & the Seven Witches
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. Continue reading
- Hanaukyou Maid Team: La Verite [PR]
- Chaika the Coffin Princess: Avenging Battle [PR]