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New Mobile Suit Gundam UC trailer

Excuse me as I wipe the drool of the floor. The details in this episode are off the chart! Pure mecha porn. Mobile Suit Gundam: Unicorn episode 4, At the Bottom of the Gravity Well, will premiere on the Playstation Network and XBOX live Nov...

 
 
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Licensing GET: Bandai grabs Nichijou, Gosick, more Geass

In what is doubtless the most significant news of this year's Otakon for people who like Victorian-era lolis, non sequiturial anime, or Code Geass, Bandai has announced its licensing of three such things. Rejoice! First, they announced thei...

 
 
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Bandai Visual releasing a lot of Gundam Blu-rays in Japan

Even if they cost an arm and a leg, Bandai Visual has been doing a great job at getting some of its anime out on Blu-ray with excellent transfers, most notably each subsequent episode of Gundam Unicorn. It looks like the trend will continue...

 
 
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Design a Dark Souls shield to cower behind

If Dark Souls is anything like Demon's Souls (spoiler: it's a lot like Demon's Souls), you'll probably spend a lot of time cringing behind a shield, a flimsy piece of metal the only thing between you and untold horrors waiting (or actively ...

 
 
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The latest Dark Souls visuals will leave you cowering

I loved Demon's Souls. I absolutely adored every single painful, bloody moment. I must be a glutton for punishment, because I am so excited by these new screens and trailer for its spiritual successor Dark Souls. The latest F...

 
 
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Japanator Kind of Recommends: K-On!

For those of you who have yet to taste the Kool-Aid of K-On!, now's your chance to finally take a sip. Bandai has just released the first 4-episode disc of this series, and it's your chance to finally join the rest of us in the cult that is...

 
 
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Licensing GET: Bandai grabs Star Driver

Are you hard for the works of studio BONES? How about for the licenses acquired by Bandai Entertainment? Or perhaps for Galactic Pretty Boys and KIRABOSHI! If you said "yes" to any of those questions, you can rejoice, because Bandai Enterta...

 
 
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Bandai bringing Gundam 00, Haruhi movies to US Blu-ray

While it was no surprise that Bandai announced at Sakuracon that they're going to release Mobile Suit Gundam 00: Awakening of the Trailblazer on DVD, it was pretty big news that the movie is also going to hit Blu-ray as well. Typically sque...

 
 
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Here's the Super Sentai game you've always wanted

Being a Power Ranger. That was the dream of many a pre-teen boy, including mine. Thankfully, as a grown man I don't need to injure myself imitating ranger stunts anymore. Now I can just ruin my eyes playing video games, like the upcoming Su...

 
 
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A few minutes of English subbed Gundam UC on Bandai site

Heard about Gundam UC but not sure if you're ready to shell out the cash for the DVD or Blu-ray version? Well now you can get a few free minutes on the Bandai Channel to get a taste of the series for yourself, and it has English subtitles f...

 
 
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Gods Eater Burst gets new screens, Namco cameo overload

The sadly renamed Monster Hunter killer Gods Eater is set to hit U.S. shores on March 15th, and D3Publisher's keen on keeping us in the know about it. To that end, they sent us some sweet screenshots of Soma and Kota, two characters that yo...

 
 
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New Gods Eater Burst trailer features a teddy bear suit

D3's PSP-destined Monster Hunter-killer, Gods Eater Burst, as annoyingly renamed as it is, is looking good, especially for players who feel that the people killing big monsters with big weapons should have better hair as they do it.Now a ne...

 
 
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Oh hey, a Power Rangers: Samurai game is in the works

Yeah, that's right, "Power Rangers: Samurai", and not Samurai Sentai Shinkenger, which means that Namco Bandai and Saban Brand's new game will be based on the western version of the Super Sentai franchise. Not to say that the game...

 
 
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K-ON!! and The Girl Who Lept Through Time Blu-ray covers!

Get ready, moe fans! Bandai Entertainment has just announced that their official English language website and trailer for K-ON!! is currently available! Bandai has also revealed that the Blu-ray and DVD for Vol. 1 of K-ON!! n...

 
 
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Japanese Lucky Star BDs to have English Dubs, Subs

A common complaint I hear among my circle of anime friends is the lack of good anime blu-ray, especially shows owned/licensed by Bandai. I also find myself agreeing with their sentiments, as I'd prefer to own shows like Haruhi, Gundam 00 an...

 
 
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First look at the Rurouni Kenshin: Saisen trailer for PSP

Remember wayyyy back in November when I first told all of you about the new Ruroni Kenshin: Saisen game for the PSP? Finally we get to see a trailer from the Jump Festa event! This game seems to be a pretty standard fighter t...

 
 
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Screenshots of upcoming PS3/PSP Haruhi game now available

Namco Bandai has just released a bunch of screenshots for their upcoming title The Reminiscence of Haruhi Suzumiya, which will be available on both the PS3 and PSP. These particular screens are from the PS3 version, and both platforms will ...

 
 
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First Norageki trailer now online

Here's a little something that might've slipped under your radar: Norageki, Bandai's new 40 minute OVA coming out on BR and DVD March 25th, from Hiroaki Ando (the CG director on Steamboy and the technical director on Tekkon Kinkreet).It fol...

 
 
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Take a minute to enjoy the Gundam Unicorn 3 trailer

Or rather, a minute and three seconds, because that's how long the trailer is. Much, much longer, infinitely longer even, will be the wait for the full release of Gundam Unicorn episode 3, which is due out on March 5th in Japan.Check it out...

 
 
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The first 14 minutes of Gundam Unicorn Vol. 2 on Youtube!

Replicating their move for the first volume of Mobile Suit Gundam: Unicorn, Bandai has put out a preview of its latest OVA series, due out October 30th on PSN and November 12th on Blu Ray. This time around we get a 14 minute preview instead...

 
 
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NYAF '10: Bandai talks about Gundam, more Gundam, no duh

Bandai Entertainment loves its Gundam. Everyone knows this. Probably because Bandai in Japan produces every Gundam series and gives all the licensing rights to its North American counterpart, regardless of whether they ever want to release ...

 
 
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Watch the Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya in...Hawaii?

Hawaii, a non-continental state and my birthplace, is oft-ignored, I've found. Hawaiians have to pay extra to get stuff mailed to them, they aren't eligible for most contests, and what do they get in exchange? An endless flood of tourists t...

 
 
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Crunchyroll's 1st anime DVD available through Bandai

Haven't been crying enough lately?Change that by picking up the ultra-sad 2007 anime film 5 Centimeters Per Second, now conveniently available from the Bandai store. The DVD sells for $24.95. This is Crunchyroll's first licensed DVD, and i...

 
 
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Crunchyroll licensing Shinkai's 5cm per second! Buy it!

Makoto Shinkai's an anime auteur easily on par with the likes of Miyazaki and Oshii. His works are a bright spot of complexity and depth in an industry that many perceive to be in creative downfall, soon to be drowned in a sea of moe, GAR a...

 
 
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Balticon '10: Bandai brings you more Code Geass

I really love Code Geass and personally think it's one of the better series of more recent anime. Along with the show, Code Geass also has several volumes of manga, and that's what Bandai's sinking its teeth into! Robert Napton, the No...

 
 
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Otakon '10: Bandai licenses Sora Kake Girl

Last night, the whole staff trekked out to the Bandai Entertainment After Dark panel, which has become the most fun industry panel, in my mind. The show has limited seating, Bandai gives out prizes, and Rob Napton freaks out that I shaved m...

 
 
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SDCC 10: Bandai Visual panel impressions

I was all over the place today, but thankfully I had a chance to drop by the Bandai Visual panel. I had heard that they had planned several announcements, though I had wondered why they decided to make those announcements here when they cou...

 
 
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SDCC 10: Bandai nabsTurn A Gundam, Tales of the Abyss

At San Diego Comic Con today, Bandai set the alternative mecha crowd into an elated buzz with the announcement of Turn A Gundam TV. On top of that, Bandai called dibs on the Tales of the Abyss TV series and the manga for Kannagi.  If y...

 
 
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AX 10: Notes from Bandai's panel

So I've got some notes from the Bandai's panel today. We were a bit late arriving to the convention -- thanks, Los Angeles, for the awesome traffic -- so we missed the first few minutes of the panel. That said, we didn't miss much. The only...

 
 
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AX 10: Bandai licenses K-ON!

Hoo-boy.Bandai, better known as Moe Entertainment, has gone ahead and bit the bullet: they licensed K-ON!. Announced at their Anime Expo panel, Bandai says that they've licensed only the first season, not K-ON!!, and are currently up in the...

 
 
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Oh hey, here's how much you'll pay for Haruhi S2 DVDs

Care to buy fourteen episodes of high-end anime? How about buying seven episodes instead? You might be surprised, but those two questions are inseparably intertwined, for the subject at hand is The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, season two....

 
 
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A buttload of ninjas are in Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 2

If Naruto has anything, anything at all, it has a buttload of ninjas. Not just a buttload, a crapton, a crazy-heap, an ass-pile, or any other ridiculous non-word you can come up with to indicate ta large amount of ninjas.Obviously, the...

 
 
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Nyoro~n: Churuya-san and Haruhi-chan licensed

If didn't know yet, it's the Summer of Haruhi Suzumiya, and will continue to be so until The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya movie hits English-speaking theaters on May 21st, which is...tomorrow. Don't worry though! Haruhi-ism will continu...

 
 
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The Summer of Haruhi Suzumiya promotion announced

Bandai Entertainment, Crunchyroll, and Yen Press are getting together to premiere The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya movie on May 21st at the Viz Cinema at NEW PEOPLE, in San Francisco. Cristina Vee, who you know as “Haruhi” o...

 
 
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A Legend of the Galactic Heroes video game?! DO WANT

Legend of the Galactic Heroes is arguably one of the most epic anime series of all time. Spanning ten novels and twenty-eight years of episodes, gaiden OVAs and movies, it is practically required viewing for any hardcore sci-fi otaku. And n...

 
 
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Add 'Hare Hare Yukai' to your vinyl collection

Nebs spotted an interesting little item over at the Bandai online store: a 45rpm vinyl of "Hare Hare Yukai," from The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi. The item was on sale in Japan since back in 2007, but it surprises me that the re...

 
 
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The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya has been licensed

It's happened.  Bandai Entertainment has acquired the rights to the movie The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya. The movie takes place after season two of the series, and will be shown subtitled by VIZ Cinema (in other words, it'll be s...

 
 
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Monster Hunter getting a Naruto edition July 15th

It's official: to be successful in Japan, all PSP games (and some games on other platforms) must find a way to rip off Monster Hunter. That formula of Ad Hoc cooperative monster-killing has proven so successful that Namco Bandai has decided...

 
 
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Another Century's Episode R probably not coming here too

Sure, you've got the evergreen Super Robot Taisen games, but those games don't take themselves seriously enough. They've got all kinds of unnecessary things like characters and strategy and stories. Thankfully, the masters of robot mashups ...

 
 
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Japanator Recommends: Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Vol.1

It's been quite awhile since Bandai has decided to take a trip back to Universal Century. Sure, you have the CG MS Igloo series, but those are side stories about doomed test pilots and hot spirits of death. They contain little if any of the...

 
 




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