Archive for June, 2005

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Hellsing OVA Details

Tuesday, June 28th, 2005 | tagged anime:

More info has surfaced on the Hellsing OVA. The episodes will run at 35 minutes each in anamorphic widescreen and will feature a 5.1 soundtrack. The series is considered “open-ended” until the manga is finished. The manga author is said to be heavily involved in all aspects of the animation. The original posting of this […]

Downloadable English Manga

Tuesday, June 28th, 2005 | tagged anime:

Gentosha Comics Inc. announced that they will be distributing English language versions of their manga online. Chapters will be uploaded from five of their mangas on the 28th of each month. Each chapter will be available for 210 yen or $1.91. Gentosha hopes this way of distributing will expand the sale of their comic copyrights. […]

More Tokyopop Licenses Expire

Tuesday, June 28th, 2005 | tagged anime:

It appears that Tokyopop has allowed their Marmalade Boy and Kodocha licenses expire. This follows their expiration of their Sailor Moon license. According to this website, it seems likely that Del Rey will be picking up both Marmalade Boy and Sailor Moon. Source: Manganews

Sailor Moon Manga Out of Print

Tuesday, June 21st, 2005 | tagged anime:

The rights to the Sailor Moon manga have expired and are now under the control of their original Japanese owners. Tokyopop confirms that the mangas are now out of print. Source: Anime News Network

Anime On PSP?

Tuesday, June 21st, 2005 | tagged anime:

Anchor Bay Entertainment sent out a press release earlier today stating that they would be releasing Manga Entertainment’s Ghost in the Shell, Blood: The Last Vampire and Ninja Scroll on Universal Media Discs (UMD). The company states that the format has done well, despite its young age. The discs will retail for $19.98 each.

Something Awful Finds Horrible Cosplay

Friday, June 10th, 2005 | tagged anime:

For those of you with access, the Something Awful Forums are having a discussion involving the worst cosplaying pictures you can find. Although most of them are bad: !/images/sailor-moon.jpg(Zombie Sailor Moon!)! Some can be quite good: !/images/vash.jpg(A very good Vash)! A thread is here for those wishing to contribute. It is quite amusing.

Blue Dragon Manga With Toriyama

Tuesday, June 7th, 2005 | tagged anime:

Anime News Service reports that Toriyama Studios will produce a Blue Dragon manga to accompany the XBOX 360 game of the same name. The manga will run in Shonen Jump in Japan and ANS states that it will “definitely” be published in the United States and Europe.

Megazone 23 Restarted

Monday, June 6th, 2005 | tagged anime:

Issue eight of Nikkei Characters Magazine revealed that production for a new Megazone 23 is in the works. Details have not yet been disclosed, although the characters Eve and Garland will be returning. Source: Anime News Service

Funimation Licenses Basilisk

Monday, June 6th, 2005 | tagged anime:

Gonzo’s Basilisk as been licensed by Funimation. The announcement came from A-Kon, but Anime News Network states it was also announced at Wizard World Philadelphia. Basilisk takes place in 1614 AD and follows the story of two warring clans where the winner gets the support of the Tokugawa government for a thousand years. The loser […]