Archive for Sunrise

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.

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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.