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Postby ilikegir33 » Sun Sep 23, 2007 12:23 pm

Reporting from Anime Weekend Atlanta, ADV has confirmed the license of Kanon 2006.

Also, Media Blasters has licensed Maho Shoujo-Tai Alice and will release it as Tweeny Witches. And Bandai Visual has licensed Jin Roh and it will be on Blu Ray and DVD.
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Postby Roy Mustang » Wed Oct 31, 2007 9:04 am

FUNimation has just got the license rights to Ghost Hunt and should be release next fall.

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Postby Roy Mustang » Thu Nov 08, 2007 7:54 pm

This is a few days old, but Viz has acquired the rights to Nana and Nana 2.


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Postby Roy Mustang » Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:47 pm

Media Blasters licenses the 1973 Lone Wolf & Cub anime.

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Postby Roy Mustang » Sun Dec 09, 2007 9:48 pm

Bandai Entertainment acquired the rights of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. The movie will get a limited theatrical run in theaters in Los Angeles, New York, and several other cities.


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Postby Aleolus » Mon Dec 10, 2007 12:09 am

Roy Mustang wrote:Bandai Entertainment acquired the rights of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. The movie will get a limited theatrical run in theaters in Los Angeles, New York, and several other cities.


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...Isn't 'The Girl Who Leapt Through Time' hentai? I seem to recall a manga that had a very similar name which had a lot of hentai in it.
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Postby Roy Mustang » Mon Dec 10, 2007 12:43 am

Aleolus wrote:...Isn't 'The Girl Who Leapt Through Time' hentai? I seem to recall a manga that had a very similar name which had a lot of hentai in it.


I don't know where you got that idea, since the movie is about a girl that can leap through time. The movie theme is Drama, Romance, Science fiction and Slice of life.

The movie is related to the manga called A Girl Who Runs Through Time, which is a Romance and Supernatural story.

But the movie was adapted off of Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo manga (The Little Girl Who Conquered Time). The manga was a Japanese novel written by Yasutaka Tsutsui about a girl who accidentally acquires the ability to travel through time.

The novel was printed in the youth magazines Chu-3 Course and Kou-1 Course and ran from 1965 to 1966.

They did make a manga, that was set as a prelude to the film and was printed in the Shō]
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Postby mitsuki lover » Mon Dec 10, 2007 12:23 pm

I read about it.It simply is about this girl who learns she can travel through time and change her life,at first she does really silly things but then she learns that what she does has consequences.
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Postby Roy Mustang » Sun Dec 16, 2007 11:45 am

Viz Media has the rights to the 26 episode anime Buso Renkin.

Viz will release it in two 13 episode box sets with a MSRP of $49.99.

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Postby Roy Mustang » Thu Feb 14, 2008 3:51 pm

Note: Tomorrow is FUNimation Countdown on what titles they have pick up. FUNimation promises a "Big Huge" announcement come Friday afternoon, so stay tune.


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Postby RobinSena » Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:09 pm

Roy Mustang (post: 1199499) wrote:Note: Tomorrow is FUNimation Countdown on what titles they have pick up. FUNimation promises a "Big Huge" announcement come Friday afternoon, so stay tune.


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Awesome..


I have a question, although I don't know if you can answer it.. Gunslinger Girl 2 apparently started airing in Japan in January. Will it be likely to get licensed, and how long would that probably be from now?

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Postby ChristianKitsune » Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:30 pm

Roy Mustang (post: 1199499) wrote:Note: Tomorrow is FUNimation Countdown on what titles they have pick up. FUNimation promises a "Big Huge" announcement come Friday afternoon, so stay tune.


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betcha it's the announcement of the Ouran High school host club cast XP
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Postby Fish and Chips » Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:33 pm

The countdown.

I'd love FUNimation if they licensed Baccano!, but a "Big huge reveal" countdown splash page suggests a popular property with more fan attention. Not to play the underrated card, Baccano! has certainly picked up some steam in recent months, but there are "Hotter" titles waiting for Western release.
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"FUNimation Entertainment reveals its first acquisition of 2008."

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Postby MasterDias » Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:47 pm

I wouldn't completely rule out Baccano!, but I've heard quite a few people guessing Claymore or D.Gray-Man based on the (dark, gothic) font.

Although, a license rescue of Hellsing Ultimate or Black Lagoon is also possible, I guess...
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Postby ChristianKitsune » Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:53 pm

oh...
I didn't read that part...sorry.. <_<
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Postby Fish and Chips » Thu Feb 14, 2008 5:05 pm

MasterDias (post: 1199508) wrote:I wouldn't completely rule out Baccano!, but I've heard quite a few people guessing Claymore or D.Gray-Man based on the (dark, gothic) font.

Although, a license rescue of Hellsing Ultimate or Black Lagoon is also possible, I guess...

I've heard Black Lagoon tossed around a fair bit. FUNimation's already shown public interest in several Geneon titles though, so I'd actually write off Hellsing Ultimate and Black Lagoon, only because I think that'd be too obvious for a giant reveal spectacular with convenient countdown.

Meh, only FUNi knows.
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Postby ilikegir33 » Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:16 am

Media Blasters has the Nighthead Genesis TV anime based on the live action Japanese drama series.
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Postby Roy Mustang » Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:16 am

ilikegir33 wrote:Media Blasters has the Nighthead Genesis TV anime based on the live action Japanese drama series.


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Although, a license rescue of Hellsing Ultimate or Black Lagoon is also possible, I guess...[/QUOTE]

Call me crazy, but I just can't see them getting a deal done that fast, since they are in the early stages of negotiation with Geneon. I hope they get R X J. I want this thing to come out on dvd so bad.

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Postby ChristianKitsune » Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:03 am

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[spoiler] It's Claymore [/spoiler]
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Postby ShiroiHikari » Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:06 am

...I've never even heard of Claymore.
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Postby Roy Mustang » Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:14 am

Well, blah. If that is their Big huge reveal, that just sucks!

Even a dumb monkey would know that Claymore would get an US release some time. The thing has been a hit anime fans over here, since it aired in Japan, so its not really a shock that someone pick it up. I want something shocking, something that would make fall out of my chair or at least make me happy.


And about Claymore,

Quoted from ANN.

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Postby EricTheFred » Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:28 am

Claymore - I've seen a couple episodes, and I was only moderately impressed. The character designs lost the very unique feel of the manga, becoming a bit more standard anime-ish, and the action scenes had no energy. I'm sure it has indeed been a hit, but somehow it didn't work for me like the manga does.
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Postby Roy Mustang » Fri Mar 21, 2008 9:57 am

Reported by ANN today,

Funimation has the license of Mahou Sensei Negima! OVA Haru.

It was also noted that Funimation does not have the license rights to Romeo × Juliet.

Fumimation did tell ANN this,

ANN wrote:Funimation reaffirmed that Gonzo asked Funimation to monitor and take action against unauthorized distribution of Gonzo's titles as part of their longstanding relationship.



Today is Anime Boston con and we should hear some anime news this weekend of license deals and new anime coming down the pipe line.

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Postby Roy Mustang » Sat Mar 22, 2008 11:04 am

The 12 ep science-fiction comedy series, Rocket Girls has been license by Bandai.



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Postby Roy Mustang » Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:01 pm

Bandai Entertainment gets the distributor rights to Gurren Lagann and Gundam 00.

The dub for Gurren Lagann's will be started over from scratch an will not use the ADV Films dub that they started on.


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Postby MasterDias » Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:11 pm

Gundam 00 was an obvious license. It was really just a matter of when.

I'm finding the Gurren Lagaan news surprising however. It's not all that often a company loses a license.
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Postby Roy Mustang » Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:19 pm

MasterDias wrote:I'm finding the Gurren Lagaan news surprising however. It's not all that often a company loses a license.


It is a very big surprise, but I think this the bigger surprise out of the whole thing.

This was report on AoD web site.

from Aod web site. wrote:Gurren Lagann from Bandai Entertainment is apparently going to get an unusual release from the company as they're going to rush it out the door starting in July - subtitled only. A dubbed version will be released starting in the first quarter of 2009. But in 2008, releases of the entire series will come out in July, August and September, presumably in the same kind of double disc sets mentioned for other new titles.


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Postby MasterDias » Sat Apr 19, 2008 11:17 am

Looks like Viz has the Hunter x Hunter anime.

" wrote:Buso Renkin is coming out straight to box sets; the first is due out on April 29th. Hunter x Hunter is also going straight to box set in Q4.


It has been sort of suspected that they have had it for awhile. But, I believe that this is the first actual confirmation.
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Postby Roy Mustang » Sat Apr 19, 2008 10:58 pm

Not sure, where to put this one at.

Bandai will re-release Ghost in the Shell: Innocence film on DVD and Blu-ray Disc with an English dub. The first time that it was release, it didn't have an english dub.

The English dub will be from the same studio that has dub Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society television movie.

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