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Sentai licenses Haikyuu!!; announce July slate

Earlier today, Sentai Filmworks & Section23 Films unveiled their release schedule for the month of July. It's a pretty hefty list, and includes titles such as Devil Survivor 2, Photo Kano, Yuyushiki, Snafu, To Love Ru, Gatchaman Crowds,...

 
 
 
 
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Viz releasing Princess Mononoke: The First Story

Just about everyone is a big fan of Hayao Miyazaki's output, especially Princess Mononoke. But I imagine not as many folks know about the original story (of the same name) that Miyazaki put together. The book was a collection of rough illus...

 
 
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Creamy Mami hits home stretch on AnimeSols, with giveaway

One of the best kept secret of AnimeSols's pledging system is that you can buy previously funded sets with a pledge of a subsequent fundraising set. To highlight this helpful feature and to reward loyal backers who have floated this 4-cour ...

 
 
 
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Viz licenses Naoki Urasawa's Master Keaton manga

Here's an unexpected announcement: Viz Media has licensed Naoki Urasawa's (of Monster, Pluto, and 20th Century Boys fame) Master Keaton manga series. The classic series ran from 1988 to 1994, inspired a TV anime, and a host of OVAs. It was ...

 
 
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Sentai licenses Katsuhiro Otomo's Short Peace

Short Peace has finally been licensed -- it took long enough! Katushiro Otomo's anthology featuring his work along with several other skilled directors has been picked up by Sentai Filmworks. It'll release on digital outlets soon, with a bi...

 
 
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Funimation gets home video rights for four series

This morning Funimation revealed via their official blog that they have acquired the home video rights to four series that were previously simulcast on their website: Date A Live, Code:Breaker, Karneval and Red Data Girl. All of the series ...

 
 
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Kodansha makes three big announcements

On their official tumblr (is that where all the cool kids are hanging out these days? I wouldn't know), Kodansha Comics made three big announcements this week including two new licenses and the reveal of a brand new omnibus release. Ready t...

 
 
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NIS America bringing Danganronpa 2, Disgaea 4 to PS Vita

At yesterday's NIS America press event, the game localizer announced four new titles for 2014 for the US and European markets. If you're a Vita owner, then you've got two sequels to look forward to: Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair and D...

 
 
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NIS America licenses Fuse: Memoirs of a Huntress

The latest anime film to hit Western shores will be TMS Entertainment's Fuse: Memoirs of a Huntress. TMS is best known for handling production on Akira, and based on watching the trailer for Fuse, they didn't slack on this movie either. Set...

 
 
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Right Stuf's Lucky Penny label to release Ah! My Buddha

While it's not the license that everyone was hoping would be announced today, Right Stuf revealed via a press release earlier today that they have licensed the series Ah! My Buddha and will be releasing it as a complete 26 episode DVD set a...

 
 
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FUNimation teases us with a Ben-To website

[Edit: It seems that FUNimation have secured the streaming rights. One step at a time!] Well, who honestly saw this coming? Ben-To, the anime that depicts the atrocities of discount bento combat, might finally have been licensed. While it w...

 
 
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Mai Mai Miracle gets funded in a day, dub possible

All the Anime's Kickstarter for Sunao Katabuchi's Mai Mai Miracle is funded! The Kickstarter was approved some time yesterday morning Eastern time and it has reached funding early morning today. The 2009 Madhouse film from director Sunao Ka...

 
 
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Vertical licenses Tonari no Seki-kun manga

Once again proving themselves to be a shrewd company, Vertical Publishing has licensed Tonari no Seki-kun, by manga author Takuma Morishige, and will release it under the title My Neighbor Seki this fall. Vertical's Ed Chavez revealed this ...

 
 
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Sentai licenses Magical Warfare because sure, why not?

Briefly: Sentai Filmworks' latest grab this season is the magic-themed action anime Magical Warfare. I'll be honest though: I have no clue if the show is any good, as I haven't watched it (although I've caught a few details from other folks...

 
 
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Check out these Amazing Nuts, soon from Discotek

Amazing Nuts is the kind of thing you normally would not expect to see announced as an oversea license, but it's good news no matter if you like this Studio 4°C music video anthology or not. I'm glad to see this great piece of high-qual...

 
 
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NISA licenses Nyaruko-san as she crawls home with love

NISA deploys its anime licensing tentacles once again and snatches 2010 TV anime adaptation of similarly named light novel, The Crawling Chaos: Nyaruko-san. Now titled Nyaruko-san: Crawling with Love, the NISA title will come out on April 1...

 
 
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Vertical licenses Witchcraft Works manga

Although they've yet to make any official announcements, it appears Vertical has licensed the Witchcraft Works manga, originally published in Kodansha's bi-monthly seinen magazine good! Afternoon. Amazon and Random House have listed th...

 
 
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Steaming GET: Daisuki grabs Buddy Complex, Nisekoi, more

I have to say that I'm impressed at Daisuki.net. Streaming can be a cutthroat business, competing not only with official licensors, but with pretty much anyone on the internet, from copyright-unaware YouTubers to fansubbers and pirates. It'...

 
 
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Crunchyroll snags Wizard Barristers and Nisekoi

Here's two more shows for today, from our dear friends at Crunchyroll: Wizard Barristers and Nisekoi. The former show is set in 2018 where wizards and humans live together peacefully. But while humans are still governed by traditional laws ...

 
 
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Please welcome World Conquest Zvezda Plot to Crunchyroll!

Please, hold your applause! The latest anime to get swept up in Crunchyroll's mad dash for every show is World Conquest Zvezda Plot. Hey, that sounds a bit like what Crunchyroll is doing to the anime world! When they take over everything, r...

 
 
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Crunchyroll nabs Magical Warfare and Onee-chan Ga Kita

Don't stop me now! I'm having such a good time, I'm having a ball. Don't stop me now! I'm licensing all anime, it's me Crunchyroll! Crunchyroll has picked up two more titles for it's winter lineup: Magical Warfare and ONEE-CHAN GA KITA (Cru...

 
 
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Sentai licenses Engaged to the Unidentified

Sentai Filmworks have once again thrown caution to the wind, having licensed yet another anime before it's even aired, namely Engaged to the Unidentified -- a 12-episode series based on a four-koma manga of the same name. A bit of a mo...

 
 
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Simulcast GET: Crunchyroll grabs four new winter titles

It's 2014, and Crunchyroll is pulling out a new batch of announcements from the anime oven. Silly enough, none of the four shows that CR has picked up have nothing to do with food. However, Hozuki no Reitetsu, Engaged to the Unidentified, W...

 
 
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Simulcast GET: Crunchyroll nabs Hamatora and more

As we get ready to welcome 2014, Crunchyroll is picking up three more shows before the year comes to a close! Best of all, one of their new anime titles happens to be a series that I'm going to cover soon. Anyway, Crunchyroll's newest title...

 
 
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Simulcast GET: Crunchyroll grabs the Super Sonico anime

Crunchyroll is currently dropping announcements like it's no tomorrow, and they're still on fire! This time around, Crunchyroll has acquired the rights to simulcast Soni-Ani Super Sonico the Animation. Personally, I think they should've jus...

 
 
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Simulcast GET! Crunchyroll announces three winter titles

It's that time of the season where Crunchyroll announces a deluge of anime that they've licensed for your streaming pleasure...and err, there's nothing erotic at all about that statement. It's all in your mind, kids. So far today-- and I sa...

 
 
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Crunchyroll nabs Recently, My Sister is Unusual anime

It's time for another anime to enter the time-tested "little sister" genre: Recently, My Sister is Unusual or ImoCho. And Crunchyroll will be sharing it with all of us. The show will follow Mitsuki Kanzaki, a younger sister who moves in wit...

 
 
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Crunchyroll will stream Mushi-shi special

Wow, here's a nice surprise: Crunchyroll will be streaming the Mushi-shi anime special airing in January, just about a week from now. This event reunites the staff behind the excellent Mushi-shi anime series to create a single TV special. I...

 
 
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Princess Nine to return to DVD in April 2014

Princess Nine is one of those rare anime series where I've never, ever heard a bad word about it. I haven't seen it, but I remember people waxing poetic around 2001 (back when the now-defunct ADV Films originally released the series in the ...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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NISA grabs Nagi no Asukara

NIS America has just netted (oh ho!) this season's anime Nagi no Asukara, to be released under the title Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea. Now, the show lovingly referred to on Jtor AM as Snorks and That Show With No Underwater Physics can ...

 
 
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Netflix joins the fray, streaming Knights of Sidonia

Netflix is licensing and localizing anime, joining the list of companies doing "simulcast" with Knights of Sidonia. Today Netflix tweeted that they are going to have exclusive streaming rights for the Spring 2014 show. It will be available ...

 
 
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Funimation licenses Eureka Seven TV series

We really shouldn't be surprised. Today, Funimation announced they've licensed Eureka Seven. It's not unheard of for a show to be rescued long after a publisher folds. Following the dissolution of Bandai Visual USA, Funimation and Sent...

 
 
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Patema Inverted to North American theaters

Yasuhiro Yoshiura's latest movie, Patema Inverted, is about a gravity experiment that went really wrong. It's also about a couple kids who met and had an adventure because one fell "up" from the sky. The UK and Germany are already getting s...

 
 
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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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Huzzah! Seven Seas grabs The Lucifer and Biscuit Hammer

Today is an incredible day to be a manga fan, because Seven Seas is going to license The Lucifer and Biscuit Hammer (a.k.a. one of the best seinen titles in existence)! While they haven't made an official announcement yet, it's ob...

 
 
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Nadia: The Secret of the Blue Water licensed by Sentai

Once again, Sentai is sweeping the field and grabbing anime licenses -- but wait! This one is definitely different from the last few. Sentai Filmworks has licensed Gainax's classic series Nadia: The Secret of the Blue Water! The re-licensed...

 
 




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