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Bandai licensed Turn A Gundam and Tales of the Abyss

Posted in anime, Video Games with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 23, 2010 by Pirate

Today, Bandai announced that they had licensed two more anime: Turn A Gundam and Tales of the Abyss. This announcement made many fans happy.

Turn A Gundam is yet another anime in the Gundam franchise. In Japan, it aired from April 1999 to April 2000 with 50 episodes. It was animted by Sunrise, who has animated pretty much every single Gundam anime. It spawned three manga series, two of them in 1999, and the third in 2004. It also made two anime films, both in 2002.

As of today, no one has licensed any of the manga or anime films. No one had licensed the anime before Bandai.

Tales of the Abyss is a fantasy anime based is based on the Namco Bandai video game for the PS2. The game came out in Japan on 2005, and in the US the next year. The anime series ran in Japan from October 2008 to March 2009 with 26 episodes. It was also animated by Sunrise. It also spawned three manga.

The game has been released in North America, but none of the manga have been licensed yet.

List of anime streaming at ANN (S-T)

Posted in anime with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 11, 2010 by Pirate

Its time for the next list, containing anime streaming at Anime News Network S-T. Okay, here we go!

Saki – The Player (subbed) All 25 episodes. Licensed by ??

Samurai Champloo (dubbed) All 26 episodes. Licensed by FUNimation.

Save Me! Lollipop (Subbed and dubbed) All 13 episodes subbed, first 3 dubbed. Licensed by FUNimation.

School Rumble (dubbed) All 26 episodes. Licensed by FUNimation.

School Rumble: 2nd Semester (dubbed) All 26 episodes. Licensed by FUNimation.

Sergeant Frog (Subbed and dubbed) First 30 episodes subbed, first 4 dubbed. Licensed by FUNimation.

Shikabane Hime (subbed) All 25 episodes. Licensed by FUNimation.

Shuffle! (subbed) All 24 episodes. Licensed by FUNimation.

Shugo Chara (subbed) All 127 episodes. Licensed by ??

Sin The Movie (Subbed and dubbed) Complete film both subbed and dubbed. Licensed by ??

Sister Princess (Subbed and dubbed) All 26 episodes subbed and dubbed. Licensed by ??

Skip Beat! (subbed) All 25 episodes. Licensed by ??

Slam Dunk! (subbed) All 101 episodes. Licensed by Geneon.

Slayers (dubbed) First 4 episodes out of 26. Licensed by FUNimation.

Slayers EVOLUTION-R (subbed) All 13 episodes. Licensed by FUNimation.

Slayers Next (dubbed) 25 episodes out of 26. Licensed by FUNimation.

Slayers Try (dubbed) First 4 episodes out of 26. Licensed by FUNimation.

Speed Grapher (dubbed) First 4 episodes out of 24. Licensed by FUNimation.

Spice and Wolf (Subbed and dubbed) All 13 episodes subbed, first 2 dubbed. Licensed by FUNimation.

Super Dimension Fortress Macross (dubbed) All 36 episodes. Licensed by Fireworks International.

Suzuka (dubbed) First 4 episodes out of 26. Licensed by FUNimation.

Tower of Druaga: The Aegis of Uruk (Subbed and dubbed) All 12 episodes subbed, first 4 dubbed. Licensed by FUNimation.

Tower of Druaga: The Sword of Uruk (Subbed) All 12 episodes. Licensed by FUNimation.

Okay, the next post will be the final list. Good luck, and watch anime.

FUNimation licenses Trigun film, Black Butler 2, and Darker than BLACK season 2.

Posted in anime with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 6, 2010 by Pirate

Anime licensing company FUNimation just licensed some very popular anime: The Trigun film, titles Badlands Rumble, Black Butler 2, and Darker Than BLACK season 2. All of these anime seem to have a 2011 release date.

Trigun: Badlands Rumble is the first film based on the Trigun franchise. Trigun started out as a manga by Yasuhiro Nightow, and ran in Shonen Captain from 1995 to 1997, and made 3 volumes. In the US, all three volumes were released by Dark Horse Comics. The series was popular enough to spawn a sequel series by the same author, which ran in Young King Ours from 1998 to 2007, and made 14 volumes. It was called Trigun Maximum. In the US, it was also released by Dark Horse Comics.

The manga was adapted into an anime series in April 1998, and ran untill September that same year with only 26 episodes. It was animated by Madhouse, and was licensed by Geneon Entertainment, and it aired on Adult Swim and G4. Later, FUNimation re-licensed the anime. The film aired in Japanese cinemas on April 2010, and was also animated by Madhouse.

The manga, anime, and film follow the adventures of an infamous man named Vash the Stampede, who has a very large bounty on his head, so bounty hunters try to take hin in daily. However, he doesn’t know why he’s wanted, because he has amnesia. The franchise has a very large fanbase.

Black Butler 2 is an anime sequel series to Black Butler, which is based on the dark fantasy manga series by Yana Toboso. The manga started running in Monthly GFantasy on September, 2006, and is still running with 9 volumes. The manga is licensed in the US by Yen Press, and the first two volumes have been released.

The manga got an anime adaption on October 2008, and finished on March 2009 with 24 episodes. FUNimation also licensed that series. Black Butler 2 premiered on Japanese TV on July 1, 2010, and is ongoing. Both anime are animated by A-1 Pictures (of Kannagi fame).

Black Butler is about a 12-year-old noble who serves the queen. His “Black butler” Sebastian follows all his orders perfectly, because of possible demonic powers.

Darker Than BLACK season 2, AKA Darker Than Black: Gemini of the Meteor, is the seacond anime series for the Darker Than BLACK fantasy franchise. The franchise started out as an anime series on April 2007, and finished on September 2007 with 25 episodes. The series was licensed by FUNimation. That same year, it got two different manga adaptions.

In March 2008, it got a one-episode OVA, and then, on October 2009, Darker Than Black Season 2 started, and finished on December 2009 with 12 episodes. Both anime series and the OVA are animated by BONES (Famous for Fullmetal Alchemist, Soul Eater, and Eureka 7).

In the series, a group of people with mystical powers examine and attempt to study a strange occurence called “Hell’s Gate”. But, little do they know that dark secrets may be unburied.

All of these new licenses will probably get Blu-Ray releases.

Kekkaishi to air on Adult Swim

Posted in anime with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2010 by Pirate

Starting in May, Adult Swim will start airing the fantasy anime Kekkaishi on Saturday nights.

Kekkaishi, based on the Shonen Sunday manga by Yellow Tanabe, Kekkaishi follows the adventures of two young demon hunters as they fight monsters, protect their school, and other such things. The anime is animated by Sunrise.

This is the second anime AS has aquired this year, the first being Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. Kekkaishi, both the anime and manga, are licenesed by Viz Media.

Viz Media opens VizAnime website

Posted in anime with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 22, 2010 by Pirate

If you go to Vizanime.com, you can watch free subbed episodes of many Viz Media anime like Naruto and Bleach.

Viz Media opened the site a few months back, and are now showcasing subbed streams of many of their anime, including:

Bleach (TV-14-VL)

Buso Renkin (TV-14-V)

Death Note (TV-14)

Hikaru no Go (TV-G)

Honey and Clover (TV-14-D)

Inuyasha (TV-14-VL)

Inuyasha: Final Act (TV-14-VL)

NANA (TV-MA)

Naruto (TV-14-VLD)

Naruto Shippuden (TV-14-VL)

The Prince of Tennis (TV-G)

Kekkaishi (TV-PG-V)

If you liked these show, than VizAnime is the place to go.