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Kodansha to re-publish Sailor Moon manga in North America!

Posted in manga with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 25, 2011 by Pirate

After all these years of waiting, Kodansha’s US division has answered many fan’s prayers: the return of cult phenom Sailor Moon! Many fans rejoice! Kodansha will release the first three volumes as one big kazenban this September. Each volume will contain about three volumes. Also, each volume will contain all-new artwork!

Sailor Moon, written and illustrated by Naoko Takeuchi, ran in Japan in Nakayoshi from 1992 to 1997 with 18 volumes. It was adapted into an anime, which was animated by Toei and directed by Junichi Sato (ARIA) and made 46 episodes. The anime was followed by four anime TV sequels, three films, and a live-action series.

The manga was originally licensed by Tokyopop, which released all 18 volumes, but went out of print around 2003, untill this September. The anime was first licensed by DIC Entertainment, who dubbed the first two series. Series three and four were licensed and dubbed by Geneon. The final series was never licensed in North America. The first four series all aired on Cartoon Network’s Toonami block.

Kodansha will also be releasing the Sailor V prequel manga for the first time ever in North America. I am pretty glad; I read the manga when I was a little kid.

Source: AnimeNewsNetwork

ANN now streaming Last Exile

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

ANN, AKA Anime News Network, is now streaming subbed and dubbed episodes of Last Exile. All 26 episodes subbed, first 4 dubbed. This one is a fan favorite.

Last Exile is a Adventure fantasy anime series that ran in Japan from April 2003 to September 2003. It was animated by Gonzo, who also animated Vandread, Kiddy Grade, and Afro Samurai.

 

 

In North America, it was licensed by Geneon, but after Geneon lost the rights, FUNimation got it. On TV, it aired on the G4 channel.

ANN is also now streaming:

One more subbed episode of Naruto Shippuden from Viz Media

One more subbed episode of Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood from FUNimation

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.