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Save big with the latest sale at Right Stuf

Hark, what is that sound? That's the sound of money not flooding out of your wallet. It's a sound that comes with sales, like the one currently going on at the RightStuf. The retailer's current big sale features titles from Maiden Japan, Se...

 
 
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Review: Godannar Complete DVD Collection

The robot genre has changed in many ways over the years. For one thing, the stories have become more complicated, incorporating social commentary in an effort to appeal to wider audiences beyond children who are impressed with shiny metal t...

 
 
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A Daily Dose of Battles: Shin Getter Robo vs Getter Robo

Let's literally kick things off with our first themed Daily Dose of 2013! The week, your favorite Japanator editors let you know which famous anime battles get their adrenaline going, fists clenched, and showcase what we all crave. Epic ba...

 
 
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Those Who Hunt Elves makes its way back to manga

I never got got a chance to read the original Those Who Hunt Elves manga, but I was a huge fan of the first anime series. Stripping elves, a curry loving strongman, and young girl driving a tank is a hard combination to resist! The ori...

 
 
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Review: Elfen Lied

Since it's Halloween, I figured I'd do a write up on one of my favorite shows that just so happens to fit in with the horror spirit, the violent classic Elfen Lied. However, let me give you a bit of context. Fall 2004 was a pretty good time...

 
 
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Uh-oh: ADV suing Gainax over live-action Evangelion deal

It's never fun when legal troubles stir up parts of the industry and this new occurrence involves a rather beloved property, namely Neon Genesis Evangelion, a.k.a. OMG TEH REI a.k.a. The Gainax Golden Goose. I'm sure that ADV Films and Gain...

 
 
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Slayers Pun Assault!

Those who have been around me long enough know that I'm something of a connoisseur of puns. Recently, I was scrounging around the anime section at my local Fry's Electronics, and I ran across a rarity: and ADV Thinpack collection of all the...

 
 
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FUNimation will make their own anime

FUNimation has appointed executive Chris Moujaes to the post of Director of Original Animation. Now, Moujaes, previous President and Chief Creative Officer of Boomstar Inc., seems like a reasonably qualified fellow, so there's no controvers...

 
 
 
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Morning News Roundup: E3 is in full swing

For many of us, we've been keeping our eyes glued to Destructoid, G4, or just about anywhere else we can get videogame news for the past few days. And for myself, working with the rest of the team at Destructoid has certainly sent me for a ...

 
 
 
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The Anime Network moving off Comcast

The Anime Network is apparently moving off one of the bigger Northeast cable providers, Comcast. Based on ADV's quote below, it seems like they were forced off, probably for not having enough subscribers or not meeting some quota Comcast ha...

 
 
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ADV has no plans for Blu-ray

Anime Boston is one event I wish I could have made this year, but unfortunately my schedule wouldn't let up enough for me to fit it in. If anything, I'm sad about missing the Kalafina concert. I'm sure people who got to see it had...

 
 
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The Anime Network debuts new tiered-content online player

The Anime Network's online video player has finally been upgraded, and now they've debuted their service with a tiered structure, offering content to three of its user-groups:Free content, which is open to anyone on the Internet.Registered ...

 
 
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Anime Central 2009 ADV industry panel

There were two important industry panels at Anime Central this year. One of these panels was incredible optimistic and happy, while the other was depressing and sad. To no surprise, the ADV industry panel was the sad one. There were no new ...

 
 
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ADV saves CPM anime

Remember when Central Park Media filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy a week ago, and that all those anime titles that used to belong to them were going to be burned in some kind of giant bankruptcy fire? Well not anymore! The good-natured ADV ac...

 
 
 
 
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ADV Watch: Former powerhouse's titles now on iTunes

A quick note for all of you jumping to Japanator first thing in the morning: ADV has finally started releasing their shows on iTunes. In the past they've gotten their stuff on Crunchyroll, Xbox Live, and the like, but without much fanfare. ...

 
 
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ADV still has some tricks up its sleeves

ADV has produced some of my favorite anime over the years, so it's great to hear good news from them finally. There is now a beta site available for ADV's Anime Network, which already has a few shows online and seems to be a replacement for...

 
 
 
 
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ADV isn't in hibernation, they're still crashing

I figured ADV was just a hibernating bear at this point, but I guess I was wrong -- they're still hemorrhaging out some works. Well, as it turns out, they've canceled the BeastMaster Complete Collection (which was supposed to come out a mon...

 
 
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ADV and FUNi scheduling ADV title releases

Over at Robert's Anime Corner Store, they're getting sick of answering the question, "when are the ADV titles FUNi acquired coming out?" so they just posted a portion of a letter from FUNi's Larry Griffin stating that they are goi...

 
 
 
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Anime Expo '08: ADV industry panel

Not much to say here. Instead of liveblogging, I'll just paraphrase with bulletpoints:ADV has a "replacement partner" nowEvangelion live-action movie is under consideration from 3 major studios and 1 Japanese studioNo word on the ...

 
 
 
 
 
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PiQ failure due to lack of...everything?

Over on GameSetWatch, Kevin Gifford has posted a bit of a rant concerning the closure of his anime/gaming/film/what-ever-it-was magazine PiQ. While he does still "believe that a new game magazine that's perfectly targeted, perfe...

 
 
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Help out ADV and buy some office furniture. Wait, what?

There was a bit of word floating around the 'net this morning regarding ADV and whether or not they were liquidating everything. An auction was being held for a "large video/DVD company" earlier today. AnimeOnDVD got in touch with...

 
 
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ADV Manga's heart is still beating

Brigid from Mangablog wants to let everyone know that ADV Manga is still alive, but being alive and being well off are two different things. ADV has been filling orders and pumping out books for awhile now, but they are not producing new vo...

 
 
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The Anime Network teams up with TVN for some on-demand action

For those of you wondering what's up with The Anime Network, they've signed a 3-year contract with TVN Entertainment to provide VOD services for ADV's anime channel. This'll include both their free-on-demand stuff as well as their subscript...

 
 
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Japanator to invade Anime Central 2008, are you ready?

I hope Anime Central can handle the amount of epic that is about to hit its shores, because Japanator is on its way! For those of you out of the loop, Anime Central will be at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare & the Donald E. Stephens Conv...

 
 
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PiQ magazine: A fair and balanced (?) review

I'll confess, I never really liked Newtype. The fact that the magazine went out of its way to not editorialize or present opinions always rubbed me the wrong way. The very first Newtype issue I saw had the writers frantically trying to...

 
 
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Anime Boston 08: ADV licenses Kiba, claim to be ninjas

ADV are not the kind of guys I'd think could ever be described as "ninja-like." Maybe quick on their feet from the way they dodge questions, but fast enough to rip your family to shreds, annihilate every friend you've met, and cru...

 
 
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Some guy gets PiQ, sends it to hell

There's been a lot of rumbling and mumbling around here about what's going on over at ADV. Various forms of excrement and long lines of fans keep meeting up in dark alleys to perform unspeakable acts. One such act was the clandestine tr...

 
 
 
 
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Deals to write home about: Right Stuff's ADV blowout

All this crazy news concerning ADV in the recent weeks has effected the anime retail industry more than anyone. Some, just want this cloud of negativity to just pass so that they can move on with their lives, like Right Stuff. So in order ...

 
 




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