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Licensing GET: Kraken Releasing nabs the original Garo series

Ladies and gentlemen: It appears that hell's temperatures have reached a subzero level since another miracle has happened. During Atlanta's Monsterama Convention that happened last weekend, Section 23's division known as Kraken Releasing re...

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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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Section23 announces anime release dates for March

Sometimes I don't know what to do with all the press releases in my inbox! Luckily, Section23's announcement of release dates is sparkly & fresh and caught my eye! Their latest listing of upcoming anime for March features a pretty big v...

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Maiden Japan remembers Myself; Yourself, licenses

Anyone remembers Myself; Yourself? This 2007 title was memorable for me not only because of the semicolon-laden title, but also because it is surprisingly cogent for a bishoujo video game adaptation. Having the scenario writer of Ever17 beh...

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Super Rejoice: Maiden Japan gets the Patlabor TV series

Don't you just love it when announcements related to your past come back in a joyous form. For today's reminiscence, the first time that I got to watch Patlabor on Televison was when I watched bits and pieces of it ...

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Activate Masamune: Maiden Japan revives Black Magic M-66

Back when I lived in Houston, I was given the chance to catch Black Magic M-66 on Action Channel when I was hanging out at a friends place. From what I remember about my experience with the OVA, it was an intense story where a group of char...


Sentai licenses Tokyo Magnitude 8.0, Tegami Bachi Reverse

Sentai/Section23/Whatever the hell you want to call them dropped the news they've got a few new shows coming our way. The first, Tegami Bachi: Reverse, is a 25-episode sequel to Tegami Bachi that Sentai plans to release on DVD sometime...


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...


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...


Sentai licenses Shinkai's Children Who Chase Lost Voices

Sentai Filmworks is at it again -- licensing yet another Makoto Shinkai property. Back in the days of ADV Films, the company licensed 5 Centimeters Per Second and Voices of A Distant Star, so it's no huge surprise that they announced t...


Section 23 to release Needless, Mahoromatic, and more

Sentai Filmwork's Section 23 division has just revealed their official list of releases for the month of July. Among new additions to their line-up are the comedies Needless and Mahoromatic, the second box set of Book of Bantorra,...


Infinite Stratos out on Blu Ray and DVD!

Is anyone in the mood to watch a space harem? fantastic! Section 23 announced today that Infinite Stratos: The Complete Collection is now available for sale in both Blu-Ray and DVD. The boxset features all 12 episode of the show, the OVA, E...


Coicent/Five Numbers out today in a fancy twin release!

If you've been looking for a new show to watch but don't want to get committed, then this might be something that interests you! The guys over at Section23 have released a double pack of the OVAs Coicent (previously known as Koi&#...


Sentai's bringing a lot of complete collections in August

Are you a fan of getting all your anime in one fun box? Of course you are! You're not an unfortunate Japanese fan forced to pay obscene prices for two episodes a volume, after all. Those days are past. Thusly, you can look forward to Sectio...


Japanator Recommends: Guin Saga

For the longest time, I was complaining to a friend of mine about the lack of memorable fantasy anime in recent years. Seemingly a staple for years and years in the earlier days of anime, the genre largely went by the wayside -- perhaps due...


Section23 announces June slate, Highschool of the Dead BD

It's officially mid-March, which means it's time to look forward to the month of June, if Section23 has anything to say about it. They've announced their latest slate of releases, which includes, as if the gods had mandated, Blu-ray edition...


Sentai puts out Allison & Lillia, Coffee Samurai in May

Sentai Filmworks has just added a few new titles to their May 2011 release schedule. There's more Shin Koihime Muso, Guin Saga and Ghost Sweeper Mikami coming out, helping to wrap up some of these series' box set collections. I'm ...


Kampfer's out now, also check Section23's April slate

The reveals keep on coming this week from Section23 and Sentai Filmworks. First the Infinite Stratos license, and now their announcement that the Kampfer complete series box is on sale right now. Yes, everyone's favorite post-Ranma gendersw...


Section23 announces January slate, licenses Koihime Muso

It's late October already, and you know what that means: time to think about January!If you subscribe to that logic, Section23 has your back, as it's just announced a raftload of releases for 2011, including the licensing of Koihime Muso, t...


Japanator Kind of Recommends: KimiKiss Pure Rouge

What's this? Another romantic series on my plate? Well, how can I say no!As a connoisseur of romance series, I was more than happy to jump on the review for KimiKiss: Pure Rouge. It was a title that I always found interesting, and was espec...


The Anime Network to simulcast Samurai Girls

Following in the jiggling titties of Highschool of the Dead, the folks at The Anime Network have just announced that they'll be simulcasting Samurai Girls, the show in which Rie Kugimiya plays a flat-chested tsundere.It's like a gender-swap...


Section23 licenses, wakes Taisho Baseball Girls at 8am

Koume~ It's already 8am! You'll be late for school!Seriously, wake up -- great news is afoot. Sentai Filmworks has licensed the most emperor-worshiping show in the last few years: Taisho Baseball Girls. Slated for a November 16th release, t...


Section23 grabs Canaan, Kimikiss, Tears to Tiara October

With the con season in full swing and companies revving their full nerd-pandering engines, the licensing announcements are coming fast and hard, which is, of course, how you kids like it. After all, no one wants a soft, slow licensing annou...


First Impressions: Highschool of the Dead

Summary: The show manages to inflict absolute despair in a depressingly realistic way, hopefully setting up for more action later. Also, panties.I've been a longtime fan of Highschool of the Dead, ever since the manga was first out -- it wa...


FINALLY: Xam'd DVD/Blu-rays coming in September

It's finally happening. I remember 2008 like it was two years ago, back when everyone was watching their anime in low, low resolution. The dinosaurs walked the earth then, too!Upon trudging out of the primordial soup, Sony went and announce...


Sentai Filmworks announces Golgo 13 for July

For those of you who claim that anime isn't manly enough, there's always Golgo 13, the legendary assassin with a crotch that attracts women like catnip. It's a franchise I hear touted by many as one of the bastions of manliness, along with ...


Sentai Filmworks announces Clannad dub, upgrade program

For all of you who have been waiting for it, Sentai Filmworks has finally recorded a dub for Clannad, as well as Blue Drop, Ghost Hound, Legends of the Dark King - A Fist of the North Star Story and Tears to Tiara. Now all of you who were w...


Section23 nabs Asu no Yoichi, Eyeshield 21, Hell Girl 2

Section23 announced their latest slate of releases, May of 2010, and slipped in several new titles in there. A personal favorite, Eyeshield 21, will be debuting in a half-season box for $50 mid-May. They've also nabbed Asu No Yoichi, renami...


Section23 licenses Gintama, Hidamari Sketch x365

In a surprisingly quick move, Section23 Films has licensed and slotted Hidamari Sketch x365 for an April release, after the first season just hit store shelves a few weeks ago. Clearly, they're confident in their choice of Shaft's art schoo...


Section23 licenses Maria Holic and Skull Man

Looking for that Monday morning pick-me-up? Well how about the announcement that Section23, the company formerly known as ADV has picked up Maria Holic and Skull Man, announced in their slate for February 2010. At least we're getting these ...


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