Category Archives: Industry

Broccoli USA's Final Warehouse Sale

This just in:

Broccoli International USA, Inc. will be having a final warehouse sale to liquidate inventory.

Date: December 12, 2008 (Friday)
Time: 3:00pm – 7:00pm PST

1728 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90035

TEL: 310-815-0604

Information about the warehouse sale is available on the Broccoli Books production blog.

Afro Samurai: Resurrection

Spike TV has announced that it will be airing the Movie Sequel to Afro Samurai, “Afro Samurai: Resurrection” In January 2009. They have also said that Lucy Liu (Charlie’s Angels) and Mark Hamil (Star Wars) will add their voices into the mix. Spike had originally aired Afro Samurai in the U.S. back in January 2007. Continue reading Afro Samurai: Resurrection

Cowboy Bebop Live-Action Film Announced

Yes it is true, a Live-Action adaptation of the Anime cult classic Cowboy Bebop is currently in “early” development. Continue reading Cowboy Bebop Live-Action Film Announced

Black Lagoon Sails Again

A recently releasedNovel adaptation of Rei Hiroe’s Black Lagoon done by Gen Urobuchi has confirmed the production of a third season of Black Lagoon. Continue reading Black Lagoon Sails Again

Dubbed Anime on iTunes

Yesterday Viz Media announced That the Anime series Naruto, Bleach, and Death Note would now be available for purchase from the iTunes store. Continue reading Dubbed Anime on iTunes

New Bones Anime to Premiere on Playstation 3

Tonight Tuesday July 15th, PlayStation launches its online video download service for the PS3 and the PSP. At the E3 2008 press conference Sony Computer Entertainment announced that Funimation would be providing Anime titles to air for this service. Continue reading New Bones Anime to Premiere on Playstation 3

Mythwear Officially out of Bussiness

Mythwear was a licensed Anime apparel retailer most known for it’s Anime shoulder bags. The company launched back in 2001 and quickly accrued a mass of licenses to manufacture Anime apparel like bags and wallets. Some series they had rights to were Full Metal Alchemist, Hellsing, and Gravitation. Continue reading Mythwear Officially out of Bussiness

Gundam 00 prepares for Season 2 and American release

Last season Gundam fans all over rejoiced over the first season of Gundam 00. While still primarily a giant robot show, this series focus a lot more on the pilots and their reasons for being Gundam pilots. Although there is still that evil organization lurking in the corner that drives them. The Japanese site for 00 has been updated for season two giving the premise for the next season and updated character info in aftermath of the first season’s finale. Continue reading Gundam 00 prepares for Season 2 and American release

A new magazine in town?

When the news came that Newtype USA would be ceasing publication many fans were shocked. For a lot of fans Newtype USA was a one stop Mag for Anime, Manga and more. you couldn’t wait to see who would be on this months cover or what poster was inside. But what all the anime fans wanted was the DVD inside with three free episodes of new shows to watch. So to say we were sad to see Newtype USA go would be an understatement. Continue reading A new magazine in town?

Anime Expo 2008: ADV Industry Panel

Here are my notes from the ADV panel.

ADV is not going anywhere.

They separated from their business partner Sojitz, and Sojitz took a lot of titles with them. But ADV has procured a new partner, whose funding has allowed them to start negotiating for a new group of Anime acquisitions.

They have no plans to acquire any new manga for at least 12 months, although they would “like” to finish their existing ones.

ADV will continue to do dubs, as they have their own production facilities. They might have new acquisition titles by Otakon.

Blu-Ray releases are coming, but have to wait on the Japanese distributors.