AnimeSols Adds More Vintage Titles

July 24th, 2014 by John

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AnimeSols has launched crowdfunding campaigns for Dororo, Gordian The Warrior, and the current File of Young Kindaichi Returns anime television series. The first three episodes of Osamu Tezuka’s 1969 samurai horror story Dororo and the first three episodes of Tatsunoko’s 1979 mecha anime Toshi Gordian are now streaming. Public donations totalling $2,700 for each title will ensure that the next ten episodes of each titles are added to the website. After all of the Dororo and/or Gordian episodes have been funded for public subtitled streaming, AnimeSols will launch funding campaigns to release either/both titles on American DVD.

Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo R is presently streaming on Crunchyroll & AnimeSols. AnimeSols is seeking crowdfunding support of $26,000 to release the series’ first 14 episodes on limited edition domestic DVD.

On the 26th AnimeSols will add the first 3 episodes of Uchu Ace (1965) & Goku no Daibouken (1967). On August 9th the site will add the first 3 episodes of Time Bokan (1975) & Fuusen Shoujo Temple-chan (1977). On August 30 the site will release the first 3 episodes of Wonder 3 (1965) & Kerokko Dematan (1973). And on September 13 AnimeSols will begin streaming the first 3 episodes of Belfy to Lilbit (1980).

Not that I expect anyone especially cares, but Belfy to Lilbit is the only one of these shows that I’ve never watched any of.

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Sentai License Rescues Hunter Lime

July 24th, 2014 by John

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Sentai Filmworks has announced plans to release the 1996-1997 Jewel BEM Hunter Lime OVA series on bilingual DVD on November 4. Media Blasters released the 3-episode sci-fi comedy on VHS and DVD in 2001.

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10th Naruto Feature Film Announced

July 24th, 2014 by John

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As part of the commemoration of the 15th anniversary of the Naruto manga, the franchise’s 10th feature-length movie will premiere on December 6. Naruto creator Masashi Kishimoto personally conceived the original story for “The Last -Naruto the Movie-” and will serve as the film’s chief story supervisor. Kishimoto also personally drafted the film’s concept character designs.

Source: Anime News Network

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Kyo wa Kaisha Yasumimasu Drama Announced

July 24th, 2014 by John

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A live-action TV series adaptation of Mari Fujimura’s romance manga Kyo wa Kaisha Yasumimasu (Today I Will Take a Day Off Work) will premiere on the NTV network in October. The ongoing manga about an office lady in her 30s who finds her first boyfriend premiered in 2011 and presently has six compiled volumes.

Source: Anime News Network

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Toonami to Air Gurren Lagann

July 21st, 2014 by John

Toonami will begin broadcasting the 2007 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann mecha anime television series on August 16 at 2:00 a.m. ET.

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Satelight to Animate Vanadis

July 21st, 2014 by John

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Anime studio Satelight is now developing an anime TV series adaptation of Tsukasa Kawaguchi’s light novel series Madan no Ou to Vanadis. The sword & sorcery story stars a young man taken prisoner by one of his world’s seven “Vanadis,” the powerful female warlords that rule the world. The light novel series premiered in 2011. Its 8th book was released last May. Uchuu no Stellvia & Mouretsu Pirates director Tatsuo Sato will direct the TV series for an October premiere.

Source: Anime News Network

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Absolute Duo Anime Announced

July 21st, 2014 by John

Media Factory has announced the development of an anime TV series based on Takumi Hiiragi-Boshi’s sword & sorcery light novel series Absolute Duo. The fantasy/school/harem story premiered in 2012. The fifth novel was published last June. Anime studio 8-Bit (Infinite Stratos, Tokyo Ravens) will produce the animation.

Source: Anime News Network

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New Hori-san & Miyamura-kun OVA in Production

July 21st, 2014 by John

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Taro Yamada, producer behind Hoods Entertainment’s 2013 & 2014 Hori-san & Miyamura-kun OVAs, has announced that a new staff is presently working on a third OVA at Yamada’s independent anime production company Marone. HERO, creator of the original four-panel Hori-san & Miyamura-kun school romantic comedy manga, has released an illustrated message encouraging fans to look forward to the new look of the third OVA, which is due for release this winter.

Source: Anime News Network

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Doraemon Movie 36 Trailer Released

July 21st, 2014 by John

The homepage for the 36th Doraemon feature film, Doraemon: Nobita no Space Heroes Uchuu Eiyuu-ki (Doraemon: Nobita’s Record of Space Heroes) has added a teaser trailer. The movie will premiere next March.

Source: Anime News Network

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Dia no Ace OAD Series Revealed

July 21st, 2014 by John

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The homepage for the current Dia no Ace television series has announced that the next three collected volumes of Yuji Terajima’s Ace of Diamond manga will be released in limited editions that include exclusive anime DVDs. The 44th volume will be released on November 17 and include an exclusive anime episode based on the “Face -Kominato Ryosuke Special Bangai-hen-” (Face: Ryosuke Kominato Special Bonus Story) manga chapter that appeared in the Ace of Diamond Official Guidebook Ura, a manga chapter that will not be adapted by the ongoing anime television series.

Source: Anime News Network

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Panna Ritthikrai Dead at 53

July 21st, 2014 by John

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Thai director and cinematic fight choreographer Panna Ritthikrai passed away due to liver disease on July 20. The 53-year-old martial artist got his start in the movie business in 1979. Ritthikrai co-starred with Tony Jaa in 1994′s Spirited Killer and served as Jaa’s mentor and occasional co-director. Ritthikrai directed acclaimed Thai action films including Born to Fight (2004), Ong-bak 2 (2008), and Ong-bak 3 (2010).

Source: The Nation

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HappinessCharge Precure Movie Trailer

July 18th, 2014 by John

The first full trailer for the Eiga HappinessCharge PreCure! Ningyo no Kuni no Ballerina (HappinessCharge PreCure! the Movie: The Ballerina of the Land of Dolls) feature film has appeared online. The 17th Pretty Cure feature film will open theatrically in Japan on October 11. The current HappinessCharge Precure television series premiered last February.

Source: Anime News Network

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High School DxD OAD Scheduled

July 18th, 2014 by John

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Author Ichiei Ishibumi’s High School DxD DX.1 light novel will be released on March 10, 2015, in a limited edition that includes an exclusive anime episode on Blu-ray. The third season of the TV anime adaptation of High School DxD is presently in development.

Source: Anime News Network

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Ask John: Why Don’t Anime Compete for Multiple Film Awards?

July 18th, 2014 by John

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Question:
Why is it that, outside of The Wind Rises, anime licensors have never campaigned for an Emmy or Golden Globe Award? It can’t be because their shows are of the genre mold, since that hasn’t stopped The Walking Dead from being a contender. And it can’t be because they’re animated, since Family Guy, South Park, and The Simpsons have all been contenders in that category. So what holds back an anime series or film from being able to compete for those awards?

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Princess Kaguya US Release Date Announced

July 17th, 2014 by John

Deadline reports that Studio Ghibli’s film Kaguya-hime no Monogatari (The Tale of The Princess Kaguya) will open in limited American theatrical release on October 17 in order to qualify for year-end awards recognition. The English-language dub will star ChloĆ« Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass) along with James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Darren Criss, Lucy Liu, Beau Bridges, James Marsden, Oliver Platt and Dean Cain.

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