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Otakon '10: Bandai licenses Sora Kake Girl

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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 my beard -- always a good time.

The dichotomy of the panel was pretty interesting -- about a third of it was spent on Gundam and its fandom, where everyone flipped over the new specs for the Gundam Unicorn Disc 2 release, followed immediately by a swarm of moe and shoujo as Bandai announced their licenses for Sora Kake Girl (The Girl Who Leapt Through Space) and My Otome's 3 episode prequel OVA, as well as part of the K-ON! dub: Christina Vee as Mio, who treated us to a surprise performance of several songs, and Stephanie Sheh as Yui, who was offered the job at the panel.

Also in K-ON! news, Bandai is going to be trying to put the show out simultaneously on Blu-ray and DVD, so that means we'll be able to get our shimapan in 1080p. We here at Japanator cannot wait.

All in all, Bandai had a lot of fun at this panel, and so did we. Especially since we weren't all required to wear Lucky Star sailor shirts. We aim to have some level of dignity.

July 31, 2010 (Cypress, CA) – At Otakon tonight, Bandai Entertainment announced two
new acquisitions: The Girl Who Leapt Through Space and My Otome 0~S.ifr~.
The Girl Who Leapt Through Space is a 26 episode series from Sunrise and tells
the story of a Akiha Shishido, who battles an artificial intelligence known as Leopard
on a space colony. It was directed by Masakazu Obara (My Hime, My Otome.)
My Otome o~S.ifr~ is a three episode OVA prequel to the popular My Otome television
series. The series was directed by Otome character designer Hirokazu Hisayuki.
In a panel surprise, Bandai Entertainment updated its previous announcement of K-
ON! by revealing that the series would be dubbed into English by Bang Zoom with a
planned simultaneous DVD and BD release. The first two cast members were also
announced – Stephanie Sheh will play Yui and Cristina Zee will be the voice of Mio.
Release dates and further details will be announced soon.

July 31, 2010 (Cypress, CA) – At Otakon 2010, Bandai Entertainment announced the specs for
Mobile Suit Gundam UC (Unicorn) Vol. 2 on behalf of Bandai Visual Japan.
Mobile Suit Gundam UC (Unicorn) Vol. 2 “The Second Coming of Char” will be released
November 2010.
It will be available at the Bandai Entertainment Store, http://store.bandai-ent.com/ and other
selected fine online retailers. The new SRP is $59.98, due to changes in the specs, but the pre-
order price on the store prior to street date is $39.98. From street date, the Bandai store price
will be $44.99.
The episode will also will be available as a download rental through PlayStation®3 (PS3™) and
PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) in the USA and Canada.
The detailed specs are as follows:
Released by Bandai Visual Co., LTD.
Distributed by Bandai Entertainment Inc.
Label: Honneamise
Age Rating:
13UP
RT:
59min, 29min bonus
Audio:
1 . Japanese Dolby TrueHD 5.1 ch
2 . Japanese Dolby Digital 2.0 ch
3 . English Dolby TrueHD 5.1 ch
4 . English Dolby Digital 2.0 ch
Subtitles:
1 . Japanese
2 . English
3 . French
4 . Spanish
5 . Traditional Mandarin
6 . Traditional Cantonese
Spec:
Color/ 88 min/ 16:9 [1080p High Definition] / BD50G / AVC
MAIN STAFF
Original Concept: HAJIME YATATE, YOSHIYUKI TOMINO from “MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM”
/ Director: KAZUHIRO FURUHASHI / Story: HARUTOSHI FUKUI / Original Character Design:
YOSHIKAZU YASUHIKO / Animation Character Design: KUMIKO TAKAHASHI / Original Mobile
Suit Design: KUNIO OKAWARA / Mechanical Design: HAJIME KATOKI, JUNYA ISHIGAKI,
YOSHINORI SAYAMA, NOBUHIKO GENMA / Music: HIROYUKI SAWANO / Planning &
Animation Production: SUNRISE

(English Dubbing)
English Adaptation Produced by SUNRISE
In Association with NYAV POST
Voice Director: MICHAEL SINTERNIKLAAS
JAPANESE VOICE CAST
Banagher Links: KOUKI UCHIYAMA / Audrey Burne: AYUMI FUJIMURA
ENGLISH VOICE CAST
Banagher Links: STEVE CANNON / Audrey Burne: STEPHANIE SHEH
Additional voice cast for volume 2 will be announced on the official website on August 25, 2010 (Japan
time)
©SOTSU・SUNRISE
For more information visit
http://www.gundam-unicorn.net/en/index.html
 

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