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...

Biggest Anime News of 2012 – Year in Review

2012 has been a huge year for anime, with a plethora of new series making a splash that won’t soon be forgotten. Over the course of the last 12 months the anime industry has witnessed some truly shocking, amazing and even hilarious news stories. How will we look back on this year in anime? Well here is what made us talk about anime in 2012: – Bandai goes broke Way back in January this ...

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...

Media Blasters reveals plans for second season of Squid Girl

Over the past few months anime localizer and distributor Media Blasters has experienced quite a large number of downfalls. First they let go of a large amoutn of staff and they had even canceled the re-release of the classic anime series, Record of Lodoss War last week. Amidst all of this bad news it only makes sense that fans would be concerned about upcoming releases, especially one that many fa...

CC: Anime Episode 04 – Yu-Gi-Oh No You Didn’t!

Welcome to another episode of CC: Anime, Capsule Computers Monthly Anime Podcast! In our first installment of the year, the CC: Anime crew discuss the latest anime and manga news, take part in the “Anime Anarchy” game show segment, as well discussing the state of the anime industry. We also have a special holiday competition this month. Do you want a chance to win a copy of Welcome to ...

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 ...

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 anticipated by fans of the series. The cast is as follows: Christine Marie Cabanos as Squid Girl Heat...

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. But that is not all, the producers of the upcoming live-action film plan to make the film int...

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