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

Jeff gets nostalgic
Sep 11
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... read
YamiBo license

Licensing GET: Media Blasters grabs YamiBo

The key to victory is yuri!
May 20
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 ... read

Keep at it: Media Blasters goes through some new changes

Give it your all, Media Blasters!
Mar 10
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... read

Break Out: Media Blasters nabs the first two SRW animes

Rising Force!
Feb 24
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... read

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

Get the scoop on upcoming old anime in new formats
Oct 10
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),... read

Media Blasters in financial trouble with New York State

May 07
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... read

Media Blasters will not rerelease Record of Lodoss War

Mar 15
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... read

Uh-oh: Media Blasters suspends Bakuman and Ikki Tousen

Feb 06
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] read

Media Blasters rescues Fushigi Yuugi, rereleasing DVD set

Jan 12
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... read
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 ... read feature

Ika Musume BD release date confirmed, priced at $59.99

Nov 15
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... read

Rejoice! Kite film remake is "groundbreaking" & "not 3D"

Nov 02
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... read

Licensing SQUID: Media Blasters acquires Squid Girl

Jun 14
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... read

Set blood to 'hot'! Media Blasters grabs Mazinkaiser SKL

Dec 02
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, ... read

Media Blasters can't seem to quit yaoi manga

Nov 22
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... read

Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit rescued, taken to Bluray

Nov 21
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... read

Media Blasters cancels some DVDs

Oct 16
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... read

Media Blasters to blast DVD-quality streams of horny vids

May 14
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 ... read

Media Blasters going with box sets for future releases

Apr 17
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... read

Media Blasters cuts staff by nearly 25%, rescheds titles

Mar 09
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... read

Media Blasters is bringing back Record of Lodoss War!

Feb 19
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... read

Media Blasters announces Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei for May

Feb 18
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 ... read

Television gets cozy with its anime block: Moribito and Gundam 00 return!

Jun 21
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... read

Media Blasters grabs my Blade of the Immortal, Del Rey goes Samurai Deeper Kyo

Jun 14
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... read

Moribito returns to Adult Swim!

May 11
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... read

Alteil selling postcard set for Child's Play charity

Dec 09
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... read

Tokyo Gore Police trailer features Tokyo, Gore, and yes; POLICE (who uses swords!).

Aug 12
 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... read

Otakon '08: Blast off with Media Blasters

Aug 08
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... read

Alteil finally launches on Friday

Jul 09
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... read

AnimeNEXT 08: Media Blasters panel

Jun 22
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 ... read

Go, Lion! Preorders open for the original Voltron

Apr 04
Do you like Voltron? Of course you do, everyone does! And chances are you've heard about GoLion, the original Japanese version, which has been licensed and planned for release by Media Blasters. It's been a while since they a... read

Media Blasters announces their early 2008 releases

Jan 15
For those long winter nights, there's nothing better to do than cuddle up with your loved one (or body pillow), and put on some J-Horror. Media Blasters has announced their releases for the first quarter o... read

Media Blasters licensing Doujin Work

Nov 11
Over at AnimeOnDVD's forums, they've got plenty of industry reps talking in there. Specifically, in their Media Blasters discussion page, a rep has mentioned that they're currently dubbing several works, including... read

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