Shinichirō Watanabe Will Attend MadFest in Melbourne This November

Madman Entertainment announced earlier today that anime director Shinichirō Watanabe will be attending the upcoming Madman Anime Festival in Melbourne as a Guest of Honour. Watanabe will be at the event meeting fans, signing autographs and presenting a panel. The event will be held on November 4 and 5, 2017. More details will be announced in the next few months. Watanabe made his directorial debut...

Cowboy Bebop: The Complete Series Blu-Ray Review

Cowboy Bebop: The Complete Series  Studio: Sunrise Publisher: Funimation Format: Blu-Ray/DVD Release Date: December 16, 2014 Price: $34.99 (USD) – Available Here Overview Cowboy Bebop is one of those seminal works which occasionally find themselves elevated to the position of classic. No doubt most anime fans have seen at least one or two episodes, if not the entire series multiple times. Th...

SMASH! 2014 – Toshihiro Kawamoto Announced As Third Special Guest

“SMASH!” today announced the next special guest for their upcoming 2014 convention and it’s none other than Japanese anime royalty Mr. Toshihiro Kawamoto. If you’re an anime fan of any caliber (which you are considering you’re reading this article), chances are you’ve seen a series that Mr. Kawamoto has been a part of in one way or another. As the lead character...

5 Anime Soundtracks That Belong In Your Music Library

Music makes the world go around in my opinion. Every situation would be better with some music but unfortunately the real world is nothing like the movies and situations are never paired with an appropriate song but if I had the power you’d bet I’d hire someone to give my life a soundtrack. Every good anime has to have a few certain things to make them memorable; good visuals, good sto...

High Expectations – Are They Wrecking Anime?

The thought of high expectations having negative effects on an anime series is something that hit me in full only recently. Though I’ve experienced this many times throughout my anime-watching life, it is only now that I’ve finally decided to question whether or not fans of anime SHOULD have any expectations for a series at all. Anticipation is an incredibly powerful feeling for people...

Cowboy Bebop Remastered Sessions Collection 2 Review

Cowboy Bebop Remastered Sessions Collection 2 Studio: Sunrise Publisher: Madman Entertainment Format: Blu-Ray Release Date: February 19, 2013 Price: $39.95 – Available Here Overview Legends aren’t born, they are made. This particular legend was one that was made upon the back of something unique, something unlike anything else, something that captured the world’s imagination. It ...

Cowboy Bebop Remastered Sessions Collection 1 Review

Cowboy Bebop Remastered Sessions Collection 1 Studio: Sunrise Publisher: Madman Entertainment Format: Blu-Ray Release Date: October 16, 2013 Price: $39.95 – Available Here Overview What makes us alive? What makes us dead? Cowboy Bebop asked these questions 15 years ago, by the end of its troubled original 1998 TV run it had reached an answer. We don’t die until we’re forgotten an...

Cowboy Bebop Complete Collection Review

Cowboy Bebop Box 1 & 2 [Complete Collection] Studio: Sunrise Publisher: Anime Ltd Format : Blu-Ray Release Date: Box 1 – 29th July 2013, Box 2 – 14th October 2013 Price: Box 1 – £24.82 Available Here, Box 2 – £25.24 Available Here Overview In the western world there are very few anime that are renowned among the general populous. Asking your regular Joe Smith on the str...

Cowboy Bebop Blu-Ray Delay For The UK

Earlier this year, Madman had to delay the Blu Ray release date for the first part of Cowboy Bebop; it looks like history is repeating itself as it has happened again only this time to the second half of the collection and in another country. The Glasgow based company Anime Limited planned to release part 2 of the popular series on Blu-Ray on the 23rd of September, but have made an announcement on...

DAISUKI to stream Cowboy Bebop

DAISUKI have announced that they will be streaming Sunrise studio’s legendary anime classic Cowboy Bebop on their free anime streaming service. Interestingly enough, Funimation recently announced that they had acquired the title to the anime masterpiece. It appears that the series will begin streaming on DAISUKI at some time in 2014. However no solid date has been set as of yet, with release...

Shinichiro Watanabe’s new anime ‘Space Dandy’ revealed

After a long wait and mounting anticipation, anime legend Shinichiro Watanabe unveiled his latest anime project Space Dandy at Otakon this weekend. The series which was previously teased as a space comedy reminiscent of the humour seen in Watanabe’s classic series Cowboy Bebop, was detailed and had some artwork even showcased for those in attendance. The series will be produced by BONES, wit...

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...

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