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Madman Manifest 2011 Acquisitions + Last Exile Premiere

Madman Entertainment made their presence known at Manifest 2011, with the premiere of Last Exile: Fam, The Silver Wing, before it even hits Japanese screens. Not only this but Madman even gave fans a chance to record lines for the upcoming Last Exile series.

But wait, there is more! Madman even filmed some fans and interviewed them following the premiere screening of the first episode of Last Exile: Fam, The Silver Wing, some of which will actually make it to Japanese television during the Last Exile TV Special that will air a week before the series premiere in Japan.

This is simply huge for the Australian Anime industry and is once again a sign of Madman Entertainment making leaps and bounds in advancing the industry on Australian shores.

Now onto even more interesting news, the acquisitions! Madman revealed some really killer titles here, some that had long been speculated. Check out what was announced:

  • Fairy Tail – First collection to be released on the 18th of January, 2012.
  • Last Exile: Fam, The Silver Wing – To be simulcast from Japan in October and will have it’s retail release once a dub has been produced by Funimation in the U.S.
  • Rosario + Vampire and Rosario + Vampire Capu2 – To be released at some time during 2012.
  • Patlabor, Patlabor 2 OVAs and Mobile Police Patlabor – To be released as one collection with a date still to be confirmed.

These are all heavily requested titles and it’s great to see that Madman listens to their fans and delivers thusly. Leave a comment below with your thoughts on these monumental announcements.

Luke Halliday
Luke Halliday
Senior Editor & Anime Specialist