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Ladies versus Butlers! English dub confirmed by Media Blasters

Ladies versus Butlers! English dub confirmed by Media Blasters Over the weekend it was confirmed that Media Blasters will be giving Ladies versus Butlers! an English dub. Currently the series is tentatively set to be released sometime in January 2014 though an exact date has not been announced. To go along with the anime‘s English dub announcement, the company...
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Rio: Rainbow Gate! Anime licensed by Media Blasters

Rio: Rainbow Gate! Anime licensed by Media Blasters It seems that despite what many of us may think, Media Blasters hasn’t been shut down yet. In fact today the company announced some surprising news; they were able to actually purchase a new anime license!  The anime they have acquired aired back in 2011 and it happens to be the anime adaptation of the...
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Media Blasters loses rights to Bakuman, Berserk, Kenshin and drops release plans

Media Blasters loses rights to Bakuman, Berserk, Kenshin and drops release plans Things seem to only be getting worse for Media Blasters. Following last years string of bad news which included mass lay-offs and release cancellations, it has been revealed through their official website that Media Blasters have lost the rights to Bakuman, Rurouni Kenshin and Berserk. That isn’t the...
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Media Blasters cancels first Blu-ray release of Bakuman

Media Blasters cancels first Blu-ray release of Bakuman Over the past few months its been extremely evident that a certain anime company in North America named Media Blasters has begun circling the drain in more ways than one. First the company let go of a number of its licenses and now the company appears to be failing to deliver their own expected...
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Bakuman. & Ikkitousen Great Guardians put on indefinite hold by Media Blasters

Bakuman. & Ikkitousen Great Guardians put on indefinite hold by Media Blasters Fans of the female fighting anime Ikkitousen series and those who like the Bakuman. series will be sad to hear that the company that was meant to localize these titles and bring them to North America has now put these releases on indefinite hold. The company who owns the rights to these titles is Media...
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Are Media Blasters Still Relevant?

Are Media Blasters Still Relevant? Is 1995 still relevant? No. No it is not. Media Blasters have announced that they will be releasing the first season of 17 year old anime series, Fushigi Yugi this April on DVD. This news follows their recent laying off of 60% of their staff, leaving them with a mere 5 regular staff members. It’s a...
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Media Blasters Lays Off 60% Of Their Staff

Media Blasters Lays Off 60% Of Their Staff Earlier today ANN reported word from John Sirrabella, CEO of Media Blasters a North American anime distributor, that 60% of there staff has been layed off. There staff previously consisted of 15 regulars and is now cut to 5 or 6 regular staff members. The writing has been on the wall for a long time now...
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Rurouni Kenshin Manga Returns in 2012!

Rurouni Kenshin Manga Returns in 2012! Following the plethora of Rurouni Kenshin news as of late, is the absolutely unexpected announcement of the revival of the manga series 12 years on from it’s conclusion. Who would have guessed that next year, Nobuhiro Watsuki would choose to continue the Rurouni Kenshin manga? Regardless, it is...
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Bakuman Gets 3rd Season

Bakuman Gets 3rd Season First Bakuman was a manga about making manga. Then it was an anime about making manga, then it was an anime about making manga again, then it was a DS Game about making manga and well, next year it will be once more be an anime about making manga, when it begins it’s third season in the Fall of...
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Bakuman: Way of the Manga Artist Screenshots

Bakuman: Way of the Manga Artist Screenshots New screenshots have risen for the upcoming manga-making game/anime and manga adapation game, Bakuman: Way of the Manga Artist for the Nintendo DS. The screenshots detail the games characters and different game modes available. Bakuman: Way of the Manga Artist is based upon the manga series about creating...
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SKET Dance x Bakuman Crossover Anime Announced

SKET Dance x Bakuman Crossover Anime Announced Thats right, SKET Dance still hasn’t had their One Piece x Toriko moment, not even after they recently had a highly publicised crossover with Gintama, last week. Now it has been announced in the latest edition of Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, that SKET Dance will crossover once again, this time however...
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Squid Girl’s English Cast Revealed

Squid Girl’s English Cast Revealed Media Blasters, recently announced the acquisition of the anime series Squid Girl and now they have confirmed the english version cast of the series. Squid Girl has been streaming in Japanese with English subtitles on Crunchyroll for a fair while now and news of the English dub cast has been hotly...
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Bakuman Manga Game Trailer

Bakuman Manga Game Trailer Did you ever want to be a manga artist? Well now you have to chance to pretend to be! That’s right with the upcoming Bakuman video game titled Bakuman: The Way of the Manga Artist, you get your chance to pretend to be a manga artist by scribbling on your little touch screens in an attempt to fulfill a...
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Bakuman 2 Anime premiere date

Bakuman 2 Anime premiere date The previously announced second season of Bakuman has had it’s premiere date confirmed. It will make it’s Japanese television debut on the 1st of October, 2011. So keep your calenders marked if you are interested in some manga-making action. Bakuman 2 will continue were the first series left...
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Fall 2011 Anime Lineup

Fall 2011 Anime Lineup The Fall 2011 Anime Season is one of the most highly anticipated anime seasons in a long time. With many new series starting and several continuing, it is indeed going to be an interesting season this Fall. So far several series have been confirmed. Check out the list below for details on what you can...
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Berserk Film Trailer

Berserk Film Trailer Recently it was announced that a trilogy of films based on Kentaro Miura’s epic manga series Berserk, was to be made. News soon followed that the films would be based upon the Golden Age arc of the manga. Now, following those previous announcements the inevitable trailer for the first film Berserk...
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Berserk Anime Movie Scheduled and Titled

Berserk Anime Movie Scheduled and Titled Today, the title and release date of the upcoming film based upon the Berserk manga created Kentaro Miura have been announced. The movie which will be released in January of 2012 is to be titled ‘Berserk Golden Age Arc I: Egg of the Supreme Ruler’. Judging by the title it seems the film may be...
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Rurouni Kenshin Live Action Film Green-Lit

Rurouni Kenshin Live Action Film Green-Lit Following the announcement of the Rurouni Kenshin anime remake, it’s become increasingly evident that a full-blown revival of the franchise. Just today, it has been announced that a live-action film adaptation of Nobuhiro Watsuki’s samurai epic has been green-lit and slated for a 2012 release....
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