I’ve previously reviewed Record of Lodoss War, and, since the demise of Central Park Media I’ve called for someone to re-licence it. Finally, at last, my prayers have been answered. Central Park Media News was first to report (with articles from Anime News Network coming later) that at long last, Record of Lodoss War has been saved from Limbo by Media Blasters. Not only has the OVA series that I’ve previously reviewed been licensed, but the follow-up television series which hews a little closer to the books has been rescued as well.
Now the only title on my list of old CPM licences that needs rescuing is the Patlabor OVAs and TV series. My fingers are crossed…
We’ve got a few more notes from day for of Anime Expo, this time from AnimeVice.com. Production IG (who did the Ghost in the Shell anime), announced that they are working on an anime series with Film Roman, based on Electronic Arts upcoming Dante’s Inferno game. This is the second EA game to have an animated tie-in – Dead Space had a motion comic and an animated film tying into the game as well.
Crunchyroll announced several new series that they’d be streaming, and a few they’d be similcasting, including the second season of Hayate The Combat Butler, Naruto Shippuden, Katekyo Hitman Reborn, and some others. Also, some of thse shows will becoming “catalog” titles, meaning once the show has completed they will still have episodes available for streaming on the site.
Well, in addition to the 4th of July festivities going on across the US this weekend, we’ve also got another event going on in the US – Anime Expo in Southern California. While I was not able to attend this year, I was able to get some information from other sites about the new licences and so forth coming from the convention. All of this is courtasy of Anime News Network. Continue reading →
Anime News Network is reporting that the Blade of the Immortal anime which aired this past season in Japan, has been licenced by Media Blasters. The series, which was produced by Bee Train (The .hack franchise, as well as in-between work on Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo, and Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex) focuses on Manji, a ronin samurai cursed with immortality until he kills 1000 evil men to make up for the good men he killed. We have previously reviewed the first installment of the series, but I cannot for the life of me find the review.
Meda Blasters is planning to do a dub for the series, but they have yet to announce the studio to do the dub.