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A Daily Dose of Anime: The show that made us fall in love


Jeff gets nostalgic
Sep 11
// Hiroko Yamamura
Remember when you first started watching anime? Perhaps your friends in high school or college were whispering about some incredibly provocative show, or swapping bad copies of VHS tapes behind the bleachers. Maybe you had c...
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Licensing GET: Media Blasters grabs YamiBo


The key to victory is yuri!
May 20
// Salvador GRodiles
It looks like Media Blasters has gotten a hold of a new license, and there's a chance that it will make yuri fans rejoice. That said, Media Blaster's acquisition is going to be Yami to Boshi to Hon no Tabito (Often ...
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Keep at it: Media Blasters goes through some new changes


Give it your all, Media Blasters!
Mar 10
// Salvador GRodiles
You could say that Media Blasters hasn't seen the best of days, but it's safe to say that they are still pushing on. In accordance to their Facebook page, CEO John Sirabella talks about his back accident at the company's ware...
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Break Out: Media Blasters nabs the first two SRW animes


Rising Force!
Feb 24
// Salvador GRodiles
For once, this isn't the type of Super Robot Wars news that I was looking forward to. But on the bright side, Media Blasters has rescued Super Robot Wars: Original Generation: The Animation and Super Robot...

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Elfen Lied, Fushigi Yugi, more get DVD/BD release dates


Get the scoop on upcoming old anime in new formats
Oct 10
// Kristina Pino
ANN wrote a few blurbs regarding the street dates for several releases coming up in the way of old-ass anime getting the DVD and BD treatment. On the list are Fushigi Yugi (OVA), Elfen Lied, Gao-Gai-Gar (November 27 release),...
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Media Blasters in financial trouble with New York State


May 07
// Bob Muir
Things have been a little fishy with Media Blasters lately. They had to cancel the rerelease of Record of Lodoss War, and they didn't get the license for Queen's Blade Rebellion like they did with the previous series. Right S...
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Media Blasters will not rerelease Record of Lodoss War


Mar 15
// Bob Muir
Back in 2010, there was much rejoicing when Media Blasters announced that they had acquired the license for a rerelease of Record of Lodoss War. And then, there was a whole lot of nothing. It's been two years and the rereleas...
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Uh-oh: Media Blasters suspends Bakuman and Ikki Tousen


Feb 06
// Michelle Rodanes
Media Blasters has just announced that they will be removing Bakuman Issue 2 DVD (episodes 8-13) and Ikki Tousen Great Guardians Complete Series DVD (episodes 1-12) from their release schedule. According to the Right Stuf website, all pending customer orders for the titles are now being placed on hold. No new release dates for the two series have been revealed.  [Via ANN]
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Media Blasters rescues Fushigi Yuugi, rereleasing DVD set


Jan 12
// Bob Muir
Out of the blue, Media Blasters has announced via their Facebook page that they have acquired the license to Fushigi Yuugi, the 1995 series that ran for 52 episodes and spawned a few follow-up OVAs. The anime was previously p...
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Eeek! Just as Bandai (and Europe's Beez) bowed out of the physical distribution scene, it seems like even more companies are tightening their belts. Media Blasters, fourteen-year veteran of the industry and publisher of such ...

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Ika Musume BD release date confirmed, priced at $59.99


Nov 15
// OxKing
The first season of Shinryaku! Ika Musume, also known in the US as Squid Girl, now has a solid release date on Blu-Ray since it was announced that the series has been licensed by Media Blasters back in June. All 12 episo...
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Rejoice! Kite film remake is "groundbreaking" & "not 3D"


Nov 02
// OxKing
Earlier this week, I posted up a news story about the new live-action Kite adaption being manned by director of Shark Night 3D and Snakes on a Plane fame David R. Ellis. If anything, I was just a bit skeptical on this adaptio...
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Licensing SQUID: Media Blasters acquires Squid Girl


Jun 14
// Josh Tolentino
No, I'm not squiddin' you! The fine humans at Media Blasters have officially become race traitors, and chosen to aid and abet the invasion of mankind by the lifeform known as Squid Girl. We're all doomed! The blood of billion...
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Set blood to 'hot'! Media Blasters grabs Mazinkaiser SKL


Dec 02
// Josh Tolentino
Are the giant robot stylings of this season's Super Robot Wars anime not MANLY enough for your tastes? You want that frosted-hair pansy in Alt Eisen to get a proper ass-kicking for not being MANLY enough?Then you're in luck, ...
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Media Blasters can't seem to quit yaoi manga


Nov 22
// Brad Rice
AnimeonDVD caught a tweet from the Media Blasters folks, citing that they're returning to the yaoi manga game in 2011, and that after New Year's, they'll be announcing their full lineup. Hooray, more boy's love! But what does...
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Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit rescued, taken to Bluray


Nov 21
// Josh Tolentino
Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit was pretty good, for what I saw of it. Out in the days of Lucky Star, it was a reasonably serious anime (unlike Lucky Star) under the aegis of Production I.G. and the direction of Kenji Kamiya...
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Media Blasters cancels some DVDs


Oct 16
// Crystal White
To be specific, Media Blasters is canceling Kanokon DVD volumes #2 and #3. The company made the surprise (and unfortunate) announcement via their Twitter on Thursday afternoon. But there's still hope. While Media Bl...
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Media Blasters to blast DVD-quality streams of horny vids


May 14
// Dale North
HHHNNNNGGGGG! QUEEN'S BLADE AND IKKI TOUSEN BLASTING TO MY EYEBALLS.Media Blasters is getting into the streaming game. A free streaming service will let you see some horny sh*t in high quality, alongside previews of upcoming ...
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Media Blasters going with box sets for future releases


Apr 17
// Josh Tolentino
Business is tough in the anime industry. What with the lean economy and the whole thing with the anime bubble bursting, publishers everywhere that don't have their claws in some kind of sure-win property are scrambling to ada...
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Media Blasters cuts staff by nearly 25%, rescheds titles


Mar 09
// Brad Rice
While the manga business seems to be growing to allow more competitors in, the anime front is seeing more troubled times. Starting last Friday, anime/manga licensor and distributor Media Blasters had to lay off or furlough (s...
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Media Blasters is bringing back Record of Lodoss War!


Feb 19
// Colette Bennett
Well, all I know is, when I watched Record of Lodoss War back in the deliciously awesome anime years of the nineties, Deedlit did not look like THAT. I mean, she was hot, but good lord ... talk about an upgrade. Anyway, we he...
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Media Blasters announces Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei for May


Feb 18
// Ben Huber
The licensing of Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei has been something that's been rumored for a while now (and Media Blasters wasn't talking), but we can finally put that to rest: Media Blasters has officially announced that Volume 1 ...
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Television gets cozy with its anime block: Moribito and Gundam 00 return!


Jun 21
// Brad Rice
First up, Nebs has spotted that Bandai's Moribito will be returning with episode 11, the first new one in a while, on August 22nd. Last weekend, Adult Swim began rebroadcasting the series, and so it looks like that the schedu...
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Media Blasters grabs my Blade of the Immortal, Del Rey goes Samurai Deeper Kyo


Jun 14
// Brad Rice
I've got to make the news interesting somehow, right? Well, first up is this bit from Nebs: Media Blasters has grabbed the license for Blade of the Immortal, a series about, you guessed it, a man who can't die by the sword. T...
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Moribito returns to Adult Swim!


May 11
// God Len
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...
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Alteil selling postcard set for Child's Play charity


Dec 09
// Brad Rice
For those of you gunning through Alteil, just wanted to pass along a little bit of info to you all: Media Blasters is selling off some rather sexy-looking postcards in order to raise money for Child's Play, Penny Arcade's not...
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Tokyo Gore Police trailer features Tokyo, Gore, and yes; POLICE (who uses swords!).


Aug 12
// Red Veron
 I've only recently discovered the goodness of B-Movie style Japanese movies in the recent US release of The Machine Girl, which has left thirsting for more. Thankfully, we get another bloody shot from Tokyo Shock, the s...
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Otakon '08: Blast off with Media Blasters


Aug 08
// John Martone
Same room as FUNi, minutes later. Len is complaining because Dale didn't lambast the Ouran Host Club trailer. The death of panels are people without the ability to articulate english phrases, but these guys are hilarious. Se...
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Alteil finally launches on Friday


Jul 09
// Brad Rice
If you've been following Alteil recently, then you'll be happy to know of this little brief that Media Blasters dropped in our mailbox: the site is set to fully open Friday, July 11th. The online card game has been a point o...
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AnimeNEXT 08: Media Blasters panel


Jun 22
// Brad Rice
I'll admit -- the Media Blasters panel was a little less than exciting this year. They don't do panels all that often, and so to do this one, and repeatedly say that you've got no acquisitions to announce, why hold the panel ...

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