Media Blasters to Release Uncensored ‘Yami to Boushi to Hon no Tabibito’ Blu-ray

Media Blasters announced via their Facebook page that they will be releasing the uncensored anime adaptation of Yami to Bōshi to Hon no Tabibito on Blu-ray. They previously released Studio Deen’s adaptation on DVD with English subtitles in North America on March 31, 2016, but discovered that they had been given the censored version created for television broadcast. Acting on this knowledge, ...

Dubbing Company MB VoiceWorks Is Closing

It was announced via Facebook that the dubbing production company MB VoiceWorks is closing down. Company founders Melanie Ehrlich and Brittany Lauda made this decision in order to focus on their solo careers. They announced in early 2015 that they were working with Media Blasters to dub Holy Knight in English. It was the first ever dub produced in-house for Media Blasters. Melanie will be moving t...

Media Blasters Announces ‘Holy Knight’ English Dub Cast

Media Blasters and MB VoiceWorks has gradually been announcing the English dub cast for Holy Knight. Here is the final list: Shinta – Daman Mills Cammot/Various – Brittany Lauda Plum – Deven Talbott Lilith – Amber Lee Connors Camilla – Miranda Gauvin Cliff – Michael A. Zekas Lilith’s Father – Mike Pollock Daisuke – Greg Nugent Shigeyuki Yanagid...

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 also released a potential cover art which can be seen to the right, and in the comments on the...

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 popular female Blackjack character from Super Black Jack, Rio. Rio – Rainbow Gate! followed the ...

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 worst of it though, they have announced that they have no plans on ever releasing Squid Girl...

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 releases. Originally slated for a release on June 26th, Robert’s Anime Corner Store has stated tha...

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 Blasters, the same company which had laid off nearly all of its staff early last month. The exac...

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 sad case when a once great anime company, is now reduced to grasping for any form of relevancy...

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 with Media Blasters and one quick trip over to their official website is enough of a sign that ...

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 officially happening as Shueisha have announced earlier today that the manga will return in May 20...

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 2012. Bakuman is an adaptation of the popular manga series of the same name and thanks to it’...

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