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.

Aniplex of America Announces ‘Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works’ TV Import Box Set

Aniplex of America has announced that they will be releasing an imported Blu-ray box set of the Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works TV series. Details about this limited edition release are included below. Episodes 00-12 will be presented uncut with Japanese audio and both Japanese and English subtitles on five Blu-ray discs, with a sixth disc containing a soundtrack CD to be included. On-disc ...

Section 23 Films’ April 2015 Release Schedule Revealed

Section 23 Films has just revealed its release schedule for April 2015, the majority of which are releases from Sentai Filmworks. The following is a list of all of those releases. April 7, 2015: She, The Ultimate Weapon – DVD only. All episodes will be featured with dual audio. SRP $39.98. April 14, 2015: DD Fist of the North Star – DVD and Blu-ray. All episodes will be featured with J...

Hanabee Licenses ‘Humanity Has Declined’

On the sixth day of their 7 Days of Christmas promotion, Hanabee announced that they have licensed Humanity Has Declined. It will be released on DVD for a suggested retail price of $49.99 AUD on March 4, 2015. The release will come with two discs, feature Japanese audio with English subtitles and feature the textless opening and ending animation. It can be pre-ordered here. Sentai Filmworks releas...

FUNimation Acquires Streaming Rights to ‘Assassination Classroom’

FUNimation has just announced their acquisition of streaming rights to the upcoming anime adaptation of Assassination Classroom (Ansatsu Kyoushitsu). The series will begin simulcasting with English subtitles on January 9, 2015 at 1pm ET and from episode 2 onwards every Friday at 12:20pm ET. Brain’s Base produced a 30 minute OVA last year, and the first volume of the manga was recently releas...

Madman’s Twelve Days of Christmas Announcements – Day 9

On the ninth day of Christmas, Madman was quick to announce the license to the upcoming second season of Kamisama Kiss before any other international anime distributor had the chance. AnimeLab will be simulcasting the series, currently scheduled to begin airing on January 5, 2015, with a home video release to follow. As with the first season, the music will be composed by Toshio Masuda, also known...

FUNimation Announces the Home Video Rights to ‘Nobunagun’

FUNimation has just announced that it has the home video rights to Nobunagun. FUNimation simulcasted the 13 episode series with English subtitles earlier this year, and Madman is also currently streaming the series on their AnimeLab service. The series will be released on both DVD and Blu-ray in summer 2015. It is not yet available for pre-order. The series is directed by Nobuhiro Kondo, director ...

Sentai Filmworks Acquires ‘Hayate the Combat Butler: Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’

Sentai Filmworks has been going on a licensing spree lately, however this has finally come to an end with this announcement. Sentai Filmworks’ latest acquisition is Hayate the Combat Butler: Can’t Take My Eyes Off You. No set release date has been given for the home video release, nor has any specific information about the release been given. Bandai Entertainment released the first sea...

Madman’s Twelve Days of Christmas Announcements – Day 8

On the eighth day of Christmas, Madman announced the license to A Good Librarian Like A Good Shepherd (Dai Toshokan no Hitsujikai). AnimeLab will stream the series in 2015, and a home video release will follow at a later date. Animated by Hoods Entertainment (Mysterious Girlfriend X, Fantatista Doll, If Her Flag Breaks and more), this is an adaptation of the eroge visual novel of the same name by ...

Sentai Filmworks Acquires ‘She, The Ultimate Weapon’

Sentai Filmworks has just announced that they have rescued the license to She, The Ultimate Weapon. The TV series was previously released across four volumes in 2004 and in a complete collection in 2005 by Viz Media. The two OVA episodes were then released by Viz Media in 2006. Sentai Filmworks will be releasing the series on home video release sometime in the future. It is not clear if there will...

Aniplex of America Licenses ‘Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend’

Aniplex of America has just announced their acquisition of the license to stream Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend. Episodes will begin streaming on the Aniplex Channel, Crunchyroll and Hulu beginning January 8, 2015. The exact time of the simulcast will be revealed at a later date. The series will be directed by Kanta Kamei (Oreshura, Nanana’s Buried Treasure) and will be produced b...

Hanabee Licenses ‘The Ambition of Oda Nobuna’

Hanabee Entertainment has just announced that they have acquired the license to distribute The Ambition of Oda Nobuna. The DVD and Blu-ray sets will be released on February 4, 2015. Both editions have a suggested retail price of $59.99 AUD, come with two discs, feature all 12 twelve episodes with options for both Japanese with English subtitles and English audio and feature the textless opening an...

Madman’s Twelve Days of Christmas Announcements – Days 1-7

Madman Entertainment is now more than half way through its twelve days of Christmas announcements for 2014. Below are the announcements that have been made so far. On the first day of Christmas, Dragon Ball Z Tamashii Buddies were made available for purchase. On the second day of Christmas, a selection of Banpresto and Megahouse collectibles were made available for pre-order. On the third day of C...

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