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Dive into FLCL's key frames with E-SAKUGA's upcoming product

There's something wonderful about seeing the hard work that goes into creating an animated piece. One nice thing about this process is seeing the project's key frames that make each scene pop out. Speaking of which, FLCL is getting an E-SAK...

 
 
 
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Aw snap: Cyborg 009 and Devilman collide in a new OVA

Oh wow, now this is what I call an unexpected turn of events. It turns out that the new Cyborg 009 anime is a three-episode crossover OVA with Devilman. Actas (Kotesushin Jeeg and MazinKaiser SKL's Animation Production) and ...

 
 
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Feel emotions again with Your Lie in April OVA

I know many of you are still trying to get over the ending Your Lie in April and the wound still fresh in your hearts, why don't take a look at a more simpler time? News of a 23rd anime episode just hit and instead of an epilogue, we get a ...

 
 
 
 
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Watch 7 minutes of the Red Comet in Gundam: The Origin

Fans of the Red Comet, rejoice! We finally get to see Char Aznable in action in this new trailer for the upcoming first part of the OVA adaptation of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin. The trailer features Char Aznable laying waste on Earth F...

 
 
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Captain Levi's past is revealed in upcoming OVA trailer

Attack on Titan's top badass is the star of an upcoming OVA, which promises to reveal the cold eyed spinning slashed. Attack on Titan: No Regrets - Birth of Levi, takes us to the time before Levi joins up with the Survey Corps, and how he ...

 
 
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Final volume of Gundam Unicorn gets another trailer

It's been four long years, but we're finally at the end of Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn. The OVA series, extended to seven episodes from the original solicitation of six, premieres its final episode in several Japanese theaters on May 16, wi...

 
 
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Oh look, it's a Kill la Kill OVA teaser video

Kill la Kill might be over, but that doesn't mean you won't get one last look into the world! A short teaser of an OVA has shown up, giving us the very briefest of glimpses. It's mostly just background art, to be honest, but I figured many...

 
 
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New character and PV contest for upcoming Gargantia OVA

Gargantia on the Vendurous Planet is a series that I grow more fond every time I think back on it. The amazing art design, fun characters and the intricately crafted world left me wanting to see more adventures with Ledo and Amy -- which wa...

 
 
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New Hayate the Combat Butler OVA gets first trailer

Not long ago we revealed here on Japanator that Hayate the Combat Butler would be getting a brand new three episode OVA. The episodes are to be bundled with three volumes of the manga which will hit store shelves this summer.  What we ...

 
 
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Gundam 35th anniversary brings new movie, OVA, TV show

I hope you're ready for a whole lot of Gundam in the next couple months, because the air is about to get thick with Minovsky Particles. To commemorate the 35th year of Gundam, Sunrise is prepping an onslaught of media for fans of the long-r...

 
 
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New Hayate the Combat Butler OVAs announced

I have a very strange relationship with Hayate the Combat Butler. A couple of years ago I watched the first two seasons on Crunchyroll and fell in love pretty much right away. I thought that while it was a pretty typical harem comedy, it wa...

 
 
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New Marvel Avengers OVA to be released March 25th

In this apartment the Marvel vs. DC debate is still waged on a weekly basis. My girlfriend believes that DC is the superior brand while I, on the other hand, feel that Marvel is better. Part of my evidence for this is that Marvel gets more ...

 
 
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8 minutes of Ghost in the Shell Arise border:2 now online

You might not get to see Ghost in the Shell: Arise - border:2 Ghost Whispers quite yet, as the Blu-ray doesn't come out in Japan until December 25th, but you can at least catch the first 8 minutes online! The promotional preview from last ...

 
 
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Ghost in the Shell ARISE border 2: Ghost Whispers trailer

While not without problems, I enjoyed the first entry of Ghost in the Shell ARISE.  I've always been a big GitS fan, and though ARISE made some odd changes (voice actors, character designs), on the whole it felt like a worthy successo...

 
 
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Grab your wands! Little Witch Academia's pre-order begins

It looks like the real magic has begun, because Little Witch Academia has finally prepared its spell that will allow viewers to pre-order the OVA on Blu-ray! While the limited edition Blu-ray is being priced at ¥ 6,000 (around US $...

 
 
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YES! Little Witch Academia 2 Kickstarter ends at $625k

I feel terrible for being late to the celebration again, since this is one thing that we could all rejoice over for the rest of the year! Speaking of which, I bet the proud people at Studio TRIGGER are still partying as we speak. In case yo...

 
 
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New Cutie Honey OVA gets a release date

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! As you can see, I'm just a bit excited to hear the news that a new Cutie Honey OVA is coming out on December 6th. This is going to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Go Nagai's creation. No other inf...

 
 
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Right Stuf launches a release date for Gundam UC Part 3

If you don't mind owning Gundam Unicorn in standard definition, Right Stuf has revealed an actual date for Gundam Unicorn Part 3. The actual date for the next DVD set will be on the 5th of November.  I know I'm being delusional about t...

 
 
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REJOICE! Little Witch Academia 2 Kickstarter is live

UPDATE: And in less than 12 hours, TRIGGER's LWA2 KS has reached it's goal of $150,000. Congratulations! Trigger's Little Witch Academia was a fantastic one-off OVA with beautiful animation, fantastic direction, and a charming self containe...

 
 
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Rejoice! Corpse Party: Tortured Souls looks horrific

Corpse Party is messed up. It's gross, it's horrifying, it's occasionally kind of sexual, and it's a whole lot of fun.  The upcoming animated OVA, Corpse Party: Tortured Souls, looks like it's going to continue that fine tradition. Th...

 
 
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The first 8 minutes of Ghost in the Shell Arise rise up

Hankering for another dose of Ghost in the Shell and schlocky Microsoft Surface promos aren't enough to do the job? Bandai and Production IG have just the thing for you! How about eight full minutes of Ghost in the Shell Arise's first epis...

 
 
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Colony drop: Right Stuf to distribute Gundam UC on DVD

It looks like the hope in the form of Gundam is still around in North America, since Right Stuf has signed up with Sunrise to release Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn on DVD. Long story short, the series is going to be released in four ...

 
 
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Ghost in the Shell: ARISE gets a dramatic trailer

Despite some odd design choices, I'm actually really looking forward to the upcoming Ghost in the Shell: ARISE OVAs. I've been a huge fan of the franchise since I was a kid, and I was thrilled to here we'd be getting more Major action...

 
 
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Official English subbed Little Witch Academia on Youtube

Trigger has uploaded Little Witch Academia to Youtube for free. As if that weren't awesome enough, the half hour OVA has received the English subtitle treatment, which means there's no excuse not to go watch it immediately.  Seriously...

 
 
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Review: Little Witch Academia

The Young Animator Training Project launched in 2010, designed to help push younger animators to stretch their muscles a bit and put their skills on display. This year's program, dubbed Anime Mirai 2013, featured entries from Trigger, Gonzo...

 
 
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Licensing GET: Maiden Japan rescues Ruin Explorers

Wow, now this is a blast from the past. The nostalgia-and-niche rescue experts at Maiden Japan have just announced their licensing of Ruin Explorers, the beloved 1995 OVA series starring two chicks with spiky hair and HUGE eyes in the style...

 
 
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Ghost in the Shell: Arise OP is... uninspiring at best

Seriously, what happened here? After the incredible openings that both Stand Alone Complex TV series got, this is a complete disappointment. The only thing here that gets me remotely excited is the final shot of Motoko standing with the re...

 
 
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Code Geass: Akito the Exiled episode 2 is looking good

I'm the last person you'd call a fan of either Code Geass TV series. I will however say that I think they're beautifully animated pieces of television that I don't regret watching, even if the actual story and cast did nothing for me. Ente...

 
 
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Discotek Media licenses Gunbuster 2: Diebuster

Long time readers may remember that I reviewed Diebuster a couple years back. I fellated the show, and with good reason. It's one of my favorite OVAs, only topped by it's predecessor, Gunbuster. The only problem is that it's a fairly p...

 
 
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Make a note in your diaries, Mirai Nikki to be redialled

Remember that little message that appeared at the end of Mirai Nikki? Well, it seems we finally have something new that involves those nifty future-telling diaries, as we are due an OVA at the end of July 2013. It comes with a volume of man...

 
 
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Rejoice, 08th MS Team Blu-ray set comes with a new OVA

Well folks, the best Gundam series in all of Japanator has gotten even better. Not only are we getting all 12 episodes of Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team on Blu-ray, but a new short OVA called The Battle Against Three Dimensions w...

 
 
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Sweet Jesus, Saint Young Men will be animated

Well, this was certainly unexpected. Saint Young Men, a popular manga that shows what happens when both Jesus Christ and Buddha end up sharing a dorm together, will be receiving an animated movie. Not an OVA, not a short series, but a movie...

 
 
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Code Geass: Akito the Exiled Blu-Ray trailer is hot

If you aren't sure wether or not you wanted to import the Blu-Ray release of Code Geass: Akito the Exiled Volume 1: The Wyvern has Landed, the exciting new trailer might change you mind. I haven't really followed this OVA series yet, but o...

 
 
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Kyousogiga returns with a short online series

The original Kyousogiga ONA landed in December of last year, offering an intriguing, insane and colourful look at not-Kyoto. On its own, it didn't really reveal a whole lot about what the series is about or where it was going, only that it ...

 
 
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First chunk of Code Geass: Akito the Exiled streaming

I'll be honest with you guys and gals. Code Geass has never really appealed to me for one reason or another. The first season didn't do much for me and while I enjoyed the pure eye candy on display, I greatly disliked the core cast of chara...

 
 
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Code Geass spin-off gets the trailer treatment

As we creep ever closer to the August 4th release date, more and more information on the new Code Geass project seems to be surfacing. Understandable, considering how highly the franchise is regarded over there. Today saw the release of a ...

 
 
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The World God Only Knows gets an OVA. Thankonomics.

Oh boy, I do love me some TWGOK. While it's not an announcement of a third season, I feel that those of us addicted to the show will take this new OVA with open arms. It's to be bundled with the limited edition version of volume nineteen, b...

 
 




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