K-ON! Season 1 to be released by Sentai Filmworks in September

If you were paying attention to anime back in 2009 then there is a real good chance you’ve seen or heard of K-ON! in some form as the series was incredibly popular and able to spawn a second season and a movie. However while all three of these products were released in North America, the first season of K-ON! is hard to come by now mostly due to the fact that unlike the second season and the...

Cowboy Bebop, Outlaw Star, Escaflowne and more licensed by FUNimation

Today during Otakon FUNimation announced that they have acquired numerous anime series that used to be held by Bandai Entertainment before they went under. These series are all currently planned for release sometime in 2014, including a handful of which, such as Cowboy Bebop, which will be released on Blu-ray for the first time ever in North America. The below licenses have been acquired:     Cowb...

Sunrise in Talks Over Former Bandai Entertainment Titles

Listen up, Studio Sunrise Fans, because we’ve got a pretty cool little nugget of sweet info for you that’ll get you pretty excited for what’s to come. Masayuki Ozaki (Studio Sunrise) revealed on Saturday at the Anime Boston event that his company is in talks with both Sentai Filmworks and FUNimation with the sole intention of, eventually, releasing and distributing former Bandai ...

The Bandai Situation – Assessing the Damage and Causes

As many of you should know by now, Bandai Entertainment of North America have dissolved their Anime and Manga division effective February 2012. An order handed down directly from the Bandai bigwigs in Japan. Many people have been left completely puzzled by this and what it means for the industry as a whole. I will be assessing the damage and causes, as well as divulging information on who will be ...

Bandai Entertainment to stop publishing DVDs and Manga; cancels Nichijou, GOSICK and more

In news that could honestly surprise everyone, Bandai Entertainment, a subsidiary of Namco Bandai Holdings, and the producer of multiple anime and manga releases in North America has announced that they will stop releasing any new DVD, Blu-ray and manga next month. This effectively ends Bandai Entertainment’s run in the anime industry, but they will continue to distribute all of their curren...

Bandai licenses Nichijou and Gosick Anime, plus more.

Today Bandai has announced several acquisitions at their Otakon panel. The biggest of which where anime series, Nichijou – My Ordinary Life and GOSICK, two of the most popular anime series of the past season. Nichijou – My Ordinary Life, is a slice-of-life anime with a twist and has garnered a large amount of critical acclaim. The series was licensed for dubbing and distribution throug...

Gundam TRY AGE revealed!

There has been a lot of Gundam related news lately and that trend looks to be continuing with Bandai announcing a new arcade game called Gundam TRY AGE. Not much is known about the arcade game at this point other than that it will tie-in with the collectable trading card game. With the cards being used to activate mobile suits within the game. Several mobile suits have been confirmed playable incl...

Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya movie premiere

If you happen to live in the San Francisco Bay area and are a fan of Haruhi Suzumiya then you are in for some great news.  Bandai Entertainment, Crunchyroll, and Yen Press are teaming up to premiere The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya on May 21st.  The premiere will take place at Viz Cinema which is in San Francisco, CA. According to Japanator after the movie, guests will be treated to a raffle o...

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