Swang Song to my Spares Update

October 30th, 2014 by John

I mentioned a little while ago that I sold nearly all of the duplicates from my collection to another collector/dealer. The entire lot of DVDs, books, doujinshi, video games & game consoles ended up filling 61 boxes that cost $618.10 to mail from Florida to Ohio. Thankfully I’ll be getting reimbursed for the postage costs by the buyer.

Now I’ve already begun accumulating more rare dupes to replace the ones I just sold, including another Angel Tales DVD volumes 3 & 4 that I recently found cheap.

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Christmas Arrives Early

October 30th, 2014 by John

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A local friend and member of my anime fan club that folded ten years ago surprised me this week when he donated a chunk of his collection to me. He finally decided that he wanted to pare down his collection to just vinyl Godzilla monster figures, so he passed along a selection of books, toys, model kits, and production cels to me and another close friend/former club member.

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Swang Song to my Spares

October 16th, 2014 by John

I’ve been swamped this month; unusually busy, so my apologies for the lack of updates.

Unexpectedly, a friend offered me nearly $4,000 for practically all of the duplicates from my anime collection. I’m pained to see any of my beloved collection go, but when even my spare copies have spare copies, I suppose it’s best for everybody if I finally relocate some of them to new homes.

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Good Lord! I actually have a collection copy and five spare copies of the Megazone 23 graffiti album mook!

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Sword Gai TV Anime Announced

October 2nd, 2014 by John

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Shogakuan has revealed word that Flash anime studio DLE is developing an anime TV series based on writer Toshiki Inoue & illustrator Osamu Kine’s dark fantasy/action manga series Swordgai. The manga revolves around a swordsman whose artificial right arm is composed of a demonic sword. The anime is tentatively scheduled for a spring 2016 premiere.

Studio Digital Frontier produced a short CG Swordgai promotional video last year:

Source: Anime News Network

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Doamaiger D Retro Mecha Anime Announced

October 2nd, 2014 by John

The TV Kanagawa (tvk) and KBS Kyoto television networks have announced the development of a retro mecha anime titled Doamaiger D. The show about a traditional Japanese candy-maker who pilots a giant robot to defend Kyoto against attacks by “mechkaiju” mechanical giant monsters will premiere next spring.

Source: Anime News Network

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Hozuki no Reitetsu OAD Series Trailer Released

October 2nd, 2014 by John

The homepage for the Hozuki no Reitetsu anime franchise has added a trailer for its upcoming OAD series. The Wit Studio staff that produced this year’s TV series will reunite to produce new OAD episodes that will be included in limited edition copies of the 17th, 18th, and 19th collected volumes of Natsumi Eguchi’s comedy manga released on February 23, May 22, and August 21, 2015. The first OAD will get a limited theatrical premiere in 11 Japanese theaters nationwide in December.

Source: Anime News Network

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New To Love-Ru Darkness OAD Scheduled

October 2nd, 2014 by John

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The 13th collected volume of Kentaro Yabuki and Saki Hasemi’s To Love-Ru -Trouble- Darkness manga series will be released next year with a limited edition OAD. Publisher Shueisha has announced that the number of book & DVD combinations printed will be limited to pre-order amount only. The 5th, 8th and 9th volumes of the manga have been released with limited edition OADs. The 12th volume scheduled for release on December 4 will also include an exclusive OAD.

Source: Anime News Network

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Nisekoi Second Season Announced

October 2nd, 2014 by John

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The advertising obi found on new copies of the 14th collected volume of Naoshi Komi’s comedy manga Nisekoi states that the franchise will get a second anime TV series. The romantic comedy manga premiered in 2011 and got a 20-episode TV series earlier this year. The 14th & 16th volumes of the manga will be released with new OADs produced by the TV series staff.

Source: Anime News Network

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Production I.G Releases Garm Wars Trailer

October 2nd, 2014 by John

Production I.G has released the first trailer for creator/director Mamoru Oshii’s first fully English-language motion picture, Garm Wars: The Last Druid. The sci-fi/fantasy action film was first announced in 2012. Oshii co-wrote the picture with American screenwriter Geoffrey Gunn based on a concept that Oshii created in late 1995. The movie stars Mélanie St-Pierre & Lance Henriksen and will have its world premiere on the 25th at the Tokyo International Film Festival.

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Takashi Murakami Produces Pharrell Williams Music Video

October 2nd, 2014 by John

Pop vocalist Pharrell Williams’ latest single “It Girl” features an anime music video animated by “Superflat” contemporary artist Takashi Murakami’s art studio Kaikai Kiki. Kaibutsu Oujo, Psycho-Pass, and Sekirei episode animation director Sorato Shimizu provided the character designs for the video directed by fantasista utamaro and Mr. and produced by Takashi Murakami.

Source: Anime News Network

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Pony Canyon to Begin American Distribution

September 26th, 2014 by John

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Japanese entertainment producer & distributor Pony Canyon has launched an English language website and confirmed plans to self-publish anime DVD/BD releases for the American market. Pony Canyon is also promoting its upcoming Denki-gai no Honya-san and Yuki Yuna wa Yusha de Aru television anime series, both of which will simulcast on Crunchyroll starting next month.

Source: Anime News Network

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Sentai Acquires Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse

September 26th, 2014 by John

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Sentai Filmworks has announced plans to begin releasing the Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse television series on domestic bilingual DVD and Blu-ray in January. The 24-episode mecha/action anime from 2012 is based on author Yoshimune Kouki’s 6-volume light novel series, which is a spin-off from AGE Soft’s 2006 PC game Muv-Luv Alternative, the sequel to the 2003 PC game Muv-Luv.

Can’t say that this is much of a surprise. “Total Eclipse” has always felt like a title for Sentai’s wheelhouse.

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Marvista Acquires Heroes ~Legend of Battle Disks~

September 26th, 2014 by John

Los Angeles-based Marvista Entertainment has acquired the international distribution rights to Asahi Production’s forthcoming shounen anime television series Heroes ~Legend of the Battle Disks~. The long-delayed anime series based on Magic Box International’s line of children’s toys was originally announced for a winter 2013 premiere. Marvista will promote the series to potential broadcasters at the MIP Jr. industry convention in Cannes, France, on October 11-12.

Source: Animation World Network

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Grisaia no Kajitsu Teaser Released

September 26th, 2014 by John

Rondo Robe has released the first teaser trailer for next month’s Grisaia no Kajitsu ~ Le Fruit de la Grisaia television series. Studio 8-Bit is producing the adaptation of the 2011 adult PC game from developer Frontwing. The angst-ridden school harem anime will premiere on OCtober 5.

Source: Anime News Network

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Donten ni Warau Teaser Released

September 26th, 2014 by John

A new teaser for next month’s Donten ni Warau television series reveals animation footage from the show. Anime studio Dogakobo is producing the adaptation of Kemuri Karakara’s historical adventure manga that revolves around three handsome brothers charged with transporting criminals and political dissidents to an island prison in 1879. The 7-volume manga series was serialized from 2011 until 2014. The TV anime will premiere on October 10.

Source: Anime News Network

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