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5:00 PM on 04.14.2014

Wake Up, Girls! to shake up Anime Central

Anime Central announced last Friday that seiyuu-idol group Wake Up, Girls! will be attending as guests, along with their producers--anime director Yutaka Yamamoto and producer Hiroaki Takeuchi. Naturally the WUGs will be pres...

Jeff Chuang


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5:00 PM on 02.05.2014

ACEN announces angela as musical guest

If you've watched more than a few anime titles within the last decade you've likely heard the musical group angela perform a theme song or two. Known for their ridiculously fast lyrics and upbeat music, the duo that makes up ...

LB Bryant

10:00 PM on 05.07.2012

You'll never do something as awesome as this Madoka chalk

If you've never been to a major convention before, then one of the special little sights you would have missed out on are the chalk drawings. All across the country, PepperInk does most of the major ones -- from New York Ani...

Brad Rice

3:00 PM on 05.16.2010

ACEN 10: FUNi announces Eden of the East, Casshern dubs

What, you thought the only thing FUNimation was doing today at ACEN was announcing hot new licenses? Well, they also paraded out some new voice acting casts for the dubs of their upcoming titles. Casshern Sins, Corpse Princes...

Brad Rice



ACEN 10: FUNi nabs Sora No Otoshimono, Rosario to Vampire photo
ACEN 10: FUNi nabs Sora No Otoshimono, Rosario to Vampire
by Brad Rice

As part of their "dominate the market" strategy, FUNimation has announced six new licenses at Anime Central this year: Chaos;HEad, Rideback, Heaven's Lost Property (Sora no Otoshimono), Rosario to Vampire (and season 2), Chrome Shelled Regios and Gun x Sword, a Geneon rescue.

That's quite a load they've managed to pick up, and a nice variety. They've got their ever-popular fanservice base shored up with Sora no Otoshimono and Rosario to Vampire, both of which will see DVD releases in 2011. Gun x Sword and Chrome Shelled Regios will see a release late 2010, while the others will hit sometime in 2011. Meanwhile, Rideback is one of the titles I've seen Madhouse pimping since Otakon of last year, and it looks good -- it's at the top of my "do want" list, for sure.

I'm curious as to how well they're expecting Gun x Sword to do. While I enjoyed the show, as much as I watched of it, I didn't recall it being a spectacular property that will turn much profit. But I suppose having any sort of profit from the title means it's worth it, and might serve you well later on.

We've got the full press release after the jump, flush with descriptions of all these shows. Hive mind of readers, let us know what we should be excited for. We want to hear your picks.

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1:00 PM on 05.15.2010

Check out live ACEN coverage from our buds 91.8 the Fan

As much as we'd love to be spending our bright and cheery spring weekend in Chicago, instead we're scattered to the winds. But, we've been making friends with the folks over at 91.8 the Fan, who are covering the event all wee...

Brad Rice

2:00 PM on 05.22.2009

Keep the Gundam Experience going with the Universal Century panel

Did you like the Gundam Experience panel that Len posted about? Of course you did. It's Gundam, after all. I've only recently been a convert to the franchise, after Dynasty Warriors Gundam, along with rewatching Gundam Wing,...

Brad Rice

2:32 PM on 05.20.2009

Watch the entire Gundam Experience panel now without having to go to a convention!

The Gundam Experience is perhaps my favorite panel at any convention. It’s like a walk through the gardens of Gundam, smelling each Gundam flower along the way. But let’s be honest here, not many of you have th...

God Len

11:56 AM on 05.11.2009

Moribito returns to Adult Swim!

Of course, the panel that I decide not to go to, the Media Blasters’ industry panel, is the only one with an important announcement; just my luck. Anyways, otaku freedom fighter Nebs did go to the panel, and told the wo...

God Len

12:20 AM on 05.11.2009

Anime Central 2009: The greatest fan panel in the world

I might be a little biased here, but I believe The Gundam Experience is the best panel inside the hallowed halls of Anime Central; and perhaps any other con out there in the world. Yes, The Gundam Experience is available at o...

God Len

1:00 PM on 05.10.2009

Anime Central 2009 cosplay

Convention cosplay, is there anything better than it in the world? Well, besides porn cosplay, wedding cosplay, honeymoon cosplay, surprise God Len cosplay, pin-up cosplay, kickboxing cosplay, animal cosplay, and Thanksgiving...

God Len





1:08 AM on 05.10.2009

Anime Central 2009 FUNimation industry panel

FUNimation had a completely different atmosphere than its emo predecessor. This one felt like some kind of rock concert, but instead of rock music there were trailers (that had rock music) and release dates; hell I head bange...

God Len