K. Roberts

From November 2014 to September 2017, this author covered as much anime news as possible, and published several dozen reviews of anime and Cartoon Network titles thanks primarily to Madman and Hanabee.

‘Maid Sama!’ English Dub Cast Announced

Sentai Filmworks has just revealed the cast for the newly-produced English dub of Maid Sama!, to be released on January 27 on DVD and Blu-ray. Here is the cast list in its entirety: Misaki – Monica Rial Usui – David Matranga Shirakawa – Leraldo Anzaldua Sakura – Margaret McDonald Shizuko – Kara Greenberg Kurosaki – Corey Hartzog Sarashina – Houston Hayes K...

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Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya Season One Review

Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya – The Complete First Season Studio: Silver Link Publisher: Hanabee Entertainment Format: DVD (reviewed) / Blu-ray Release Date: December 3, 2014 Price: $59.99 – Available Here Overview The magical girl genre is something that many anime fans are familiar with. Anime fans who grew up in the 1990s in particular will almost definitely have seen at least one ...

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The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness Review

The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness Studio: Studio Ghibli Publisher: Madman Entertainment Format: DVD (reviewed) Release Date: December 10, 2014 Price: $29.95 – Available Here Overview Studio Ghibli is one of the most famous animation studios in the world, producing many films that continue to amaze and inspire people today. Although Hayao Miyazaki himself states that he prefers creating films...

Siren Visual Acquires the ‘Durarara!!x2’ Streaming Rights for Australia

Siren Visual announced that they have acquired the streaming rights for Durarara!!x2. Beginning at a to-be-determined date in early January, episodes will be streamed in Australia on AnimeLab with English subtitles within a week of the initial broadcast. Siren Visual distributed the first season of Durarara!! in Australia across three DVD sets and subsequently on Blu-ray. They have not yet announc...

FUNimation Announces ‘The Rolling Girls’, ‘Death Parade’ and More

FUNimation has been announcing several acquisitions for the Winter 2015 simulcast season recently. Many new shows are premiering in January and many shows are returning for another season. Rolling Girls was announced for simulcast at a to-be-announced date. A description of the series is provided below. Gun your engines and get ready for the full-throttle adventure of The Rolling Girls, the first ...

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A Brony Tale Review

A Brony Tale Studio: Hodgee Films Publisher: Madman Entertainment Format: Digital Download Release Date: December 10, 2014 Price: $24.99 (AUD) – Available Here / Region 1 DVD: $19.99 (USD) – Available Here Overview Bronies are people who enjoy watching My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic that are outside the target demographic. They have been around for a few years now. Maybe it is jus...

Madman’s Twelve Days of Christmas Announcements – Days 10-12

On the tenth day of Christmas, Madman announced Tokyo Tribe. It will be released on DVD in April. On the eleventh day of Christmas, Madman announced Isuca. It will be simulcast in January with a home video release date to be confirmed at a later date. Madman was the first to license the rights to stream this series in an English-speaking nation. On the twelfth day of Christmas, Madman announced fi...

Discotek Media Announces Five New Releases For 2015

Discotek Media has just announced five new anime releases for 2015. No confirmation about Blu-ray releases for the first four titles has been made. Exact release dates for the following releases have not yet been made. Iria the Animation will be released with improved video quality, Japanese audio with English subtitles and the English dubbed version. The first season of Yowamushi Pedal and the cu...

Studio Ghibli’s ‘The Tale of Princess Kaguya’ to Be Released on Home Video in the USA

The official release date for the North American home video release of Studio Ghibli’s anime film The Tale of Princess Kaguya has just been revealed. Universal Studios will be releasing Isao Takahata’s film in a two disc DVD set on February 17, 2015 for $19.99 USD and in a three disc DVD/Blu-ray combo pack on the same date for $24.99 USD. The DVD release will feature Japanese and Engli...

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Super Music Collection Now Available on iTunes

The Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Super Music Collection is now available. The collection costs $16.99 AUD/$9.99 USD and comes with 160 tracks, including all 153 pieces of music from the Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire remakes, select pieces of music from the original games and some vocal tracks. It can be purchased from iTunes here. Unlike the physical release of the soundtrack in Japan, ...

FUNimation Reveals Its March 2015 Release Schedule

FUNimation has just revealed its release schedule for March 2015. Two Unbreakable Machine-Doll DVD and Blu-ray combo packs will be released on March 3, 2015. There will be a standard edition and a limited edition release. The Fairy Tail Part 15 DVD and Blu-ray combo pack will be released on March 10, 2015. Two Tokyo Ravens Part 1 DVD and Blu-ray combo packs will be released on March 17, 2015. Ther...

Hanabee’s Final Four Christmas Announcements

Hanabee’s first announcement on the final day of its 7 Days of Christmas event is Hiiro no Kakera. The complete series box set will be released on both DVD and Blu-ray for $79.99 each on March 4, 2015. Both sets will come with all 26 episodes on four discs and will feature dual audio and the textless opening and ending animations. Hanabee’s second announcement is a complete box set of ...

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