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Sentai Filmworks licenses Familiar of Zero Season One

In a move that pleased me to no end, Sentai Filmworks now has the digital, DVD and Blu-Ray to the first season of Familiar of Zero, known as Zero no Tsukaima to long time fans. Originally licensed by Geneon and then shortly available throug...


Review: Shakugan no Shana Season One

When I think of tsundere, the voice of Rie Kugimiya springs to mind. That lady has done some of the most famous bitchy girls in anime history, all within a relatively short span of time. One of the most popular of these girls is Shana, the ...


Japanator Recommends: Ergo Proxy

Ergo Proxy is an anime I've enjoyed since it first aired, and I was more than willing to grab this review when it came up. Thanks to FUNimation, Ergo Proxy (previously licensed by Geneon) has been rescued and re-released in full as a Classi...


Lain Blu-ray to be native HD, not upscaled

Serial Experiments Lain was one of those special titles that came out in the US in the early 2000s. For lack of a better word, the series was weird. Based off of Yoshitaka ABe's amazing character designs, the show delved into the mix o...


Japanator Recommends: Chobits

Back in 2004, I started my second year in college and was getting pretty deep into the anime scene. A friend recommended this show called Chobits, based on my affection for all things cute and adorable. Over the course of a couple of days I...


AX 10: Notes from Genon Universal's panel

Just out of curiosity, why is it that every industry panel I go to is at the most inconvenient time? I know it's not their fault, but it really isn't any fun having to rush out of the hotel room to make it in time for these things -- especi...


Rin is win in the new Unlimited Blade Works trailer

Actually, Rin is win anywhere, even in a trailer that she doesn't get much airtime in.But that's OK, since this is a trailer for the upcoming film adaptation of Fate stay/night's Unlimited Blade Works scenario. Of the original game's three ...


Be a badass and win this Black Lagoon box set!

We here at Japanator love to give stuff away, so here's your chance to win Black Lagoon, courtesy of Funimation! All you have to have is a camera and a sense of humor. Black Lagoon is about a group of bad ass mercenaries who kidnap Rock Oka...


Geneon Entertainment to merge with Universal Pictures Japan

As of Wednesday advertising and marketing company Dentsu announced that they will be transferring the majority of its ownership of Geneon Entertainment home video subsidiary to NBC Universal's Universal Pictures International Entertainment ...


Carrion feeders unite: Right Stuf Geneon blowout sale

Recent scientific theories state that every kid's favorite dinosaur, the mighty Tyrannosaurus Rex, may not have been a hunter, but instead a scavenger, feeding on the remains of poor, deceased dinos that other, more agile eaters had already...


Rumors from a Japanator geisha: Geneon to make a comeback?

Proving that internet trolling can make for interesting reading, the troll Gia has apparently put together more detective work. This time around, Giapet has been following the hypothetical purchase of several Geneon titles. Following the em...


Industry news: Funimation to acquire Geneon licenses?

While ADV hasn't said anything about their ongoing situation since last week's cryptic statement, it appears that Funimation is continuing to do very well for itself. According to this ICV2 piece, Funimation is actually quite optimistic abo...


FUNimation dances on Geneonís grave

Navarre’s CEO, Kerry Deacon, said in a conference call to discuss FUNimations quarterly earnings report that Geneon’s fall had a positive impact on FUNimation’s sales. “[G]enerally we believe it could be positive to...


Geneon USA cancels DVD sales

According to Anime News Network, Geneon USA is announcing the end of "sales of DVDs and all related distribution and marketing operations as of 5 p.m. on Friday, September 28, 2007." This looks like the end of the distribution agr...


Otakon 2007: Geneon takes the night shift

It's just past 9 p.m., and everyone (Geneon included) wants to start drinky time, but there's some business to get out of the way first. You can tell that everyone even remotely industry related wants to get the hell out of here, but the ...


Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann licensed by ADV Films

Forget what I said earlier, today is a dark day. The gods of anime saw fit to give us ambrosia, then take it away before the meal was done. Anime Expo, which now has a decidedly negative ring to it, has added a couple more casualties to the...


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