VIZ Media Expands the Bleach Anime Series on Blu-ray With the Release of Set 2

VIZ Media announces the latest addition of the Bleach anime series on Blu-ray with the home media release of Set 2 on January 31, 2017. Bleach Set 2 includes four discs, covering Episodes 28-55, and will carry an MSRP of $54.97 U.S. / $63.99 CAN. Episodes will be available with dialogue selections for dubbed English as well as subtitled, Japanese 2.0 audio, with episodes presented uncut and in their original 4:3 format. Special bonus content includes a “Behind the Scenes of Bleach” [Read Entire Story]

English Cast Announced for Hand Shakers

The English cast has been announced for the Hand Shakers anime: Justin Briner is Tazuna Lara Woodhull is Koyori Alejandro Saab is Break Monica Rial is Bind Natalie Hoover is Lily Aaron Roberts is Hayate Anthony Bowling is Makihara Sarah Wiedenheft is Chizuru Chris Rager is God Derick Snow is Tomoki Jad Saxton is Musubu Jerry Jewell is directing. Source: ANN SOURCE: Lesley's Musings… on Anime & Manga - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

English Cast Announced for Chaos;Child

The English cast has been announced for the Chaos;Child anime: Todd Haberkorn is Takumi Vic Mignogna is General Carrie Savage is Rimi Clarine Harp is Sena Ricco Fajardo is Takuru (Young) Brittney Karbowski is Nanami Sonny Strait is Takashina Monica Rial is Hazuki Trina Nishimura is Female Chatter 1A Liza Gonzalez is Female Chatter 1B Morgan Garrett is Female Reporter 1A Laureta Sela is Female Reporter 1B Andrea Harbin is Female Reporter 1C Gabe Kunda is Male Chatter 1A Ivan Jasso is Male [Read Entire Story]

English Cast Announced for Interviews With Monster Girls

The English cast has been announced for the Interviews With Monster Girls anime: Bryn Apprill is Hikari Takanashi Cris George is Tetsuo Takahashi Morgan Garrett is Sakie Satou Terri Doty is Kyuoko Machi Sarah Wiedenheft is Yuki Kusakabe Jamie Marchi is Himari Takanashi Kyle Phillips is Katou (episode one) Jad Saxton is directing. Source: ANN SOURCE: Lesley's Musings… on Anime & Manga - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

English Cast Announced for ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.

The English cast has been announced for the ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. anime: Austin Tindle is Jean Otus Alexis Tipton is Lotta Otus Christopher Bevins is Nino Ian Sinclair is Grossular Jason Liebrecht is Lilium Mark Stoddard is Spade Aaron Roberts is Pastis Chris Rager is Pine Rachel Robinson is Mauve Aaron Dismuke is Rail Sarah Wiedenheft is Moz Alex Moore is Atri Anastasia Muñoz is Keli Josh Grelle is Knot Sonny Strait is Owl Charlie Campbell is Pochard Carli Mosier is Elder Philip [Read Entire Story]

No, Don’t Read, Don’t Watch. Wait, You Should.

Here’s a scenario you’ve been through before (maybe many times) - you’re tired from work/school and want to indulge yourself. You decide to binge a season’s worth of anime or a set number of manga volumes in a single setting. You might think “Yeah, I deserve this.” Then the time goes by and you begin to criticize yourself for wasting time on interests that don’t necessarily help you “grow.” Pleasure then becomes pain. I ponder about how this affects hardcore fans of anime and manga.This all [Read Entire Story]

My Impressions of Anime I’ve Recently Watched: The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya

The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya is an original net anime that was produced by Kyoto Animation and released on YouTube between February and May 2009. The episodes are based on a parody manga of the same name. There are a total of 25 episodes for the anime. It should be noted that this series uses chibi versions of the characters from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. I finally got the chance to see this when I got FUNimation’s Ultimate Collector’s Edition release of The [Read Entire Story]

My Impressions of Anime I’ve Recently Watched: Nyoron! Churuya-san

Nyoron! Churuya-san is an original net anime that features a super-deformed version of Tsuruya, one of the characters from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. There were a total of 13 episodes of this anime produced, and they streamed on YouTube in February 2009. To me, this ONA is even worse than The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya. The animation used for this series was very off-putting, and quite frankly, looked incredibly bad. I also hated the voice used for Mikuru Asahina, because it was [Read Entire Story]

Anime Artist Turns His Sons’ Drawings Into Badass Characters

French artist Thomas Romain is currently working in Tokyo on anime series that have included Aria, Basquash!, Symphogear, and Space Dandy. His talent is obvious, but I think his children are the real geniuses here. Since Christmas he’s been transforming concepts from his two sons into polished characters and sharing them in series that he calls the “Father and Sons Design Workshop”. Check out more of their work below. I would watch the hell out of the anime these guys are [Read Entire Story]

Information on the Frame Arms Girl Anime

The staff and cast have been announced for the forthcoming anime adaptation of the Frame Arms Girl model kit line. Keiichiro Kawaguchi is directing the anime at ZEXCS and Studio A-Cat. Deko Akao is supervising the series’ scripts. Kōsuke Kawamura is adapting Humikane Shimada’s original character designs for animation. Takayuki Yanase is credited for mechanical design. Keigo Hoashi and Kakeru Ishihama MONACA are composing the music. The cast includes: Yōko Hikasa is Ao Gennai Narumi [Read Entire Story]

More Cast Members Announced for Armed Girl’s Machiavellism

More cast members have been announced for the forthcoming anime adaptation of the Armed Girl’s Machiavellism anime: Sayaka Kitahara is Mary Kitakujō Nozomi Nishida is Satori Tamaba Rina Hidaka is Warabi Hanasaka Natsumi Hioka is Tsukuyo Inaba Eriko Matsui is Kirukiru Amō Armed Girl’s Machiavellism is scheduled to premiere in Japan in Spring 2017. Source: ANN SOURCE: Lesley's Musings… on Anime & Manga - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

English Cast Announced for the Saga of Tanya the Evil Anime

The English cast has been announced for the Saga of Tanya the Evil anime: Monica Rial is Tanya Degurechaff J. Michael Tatum is Erich von Rerugen Greg Dulcie is Kurt von Rudersdorf Mark Stoddard is Hans von Zettour Rico Fajardo is Schwarzkopf Jeannie Tirado is Viktoriya Serebryakov Cris George is Augustin Kyle Phillips is Harald Austin Tindle is Kurst Jeremy Inman is directing. Source: ANN SOURCE: Lesley's Musings… on Anime & Manga - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

English Cast for the Fuuka Anime

The English cast has been announced for the Fuuka anime: Jill Harris is Fuuka Akitsuki Aaron Dismuke is Yuu Haruna Felecia Angelle is Maya Haruna Alex Moore is Hibiki Haruna Kristen McGuire is Chitose Haruna Shawn Gann is Kazuya Nachi Tia Ballard is Tomomi Jeannie Tirado is Koyuki Hinashi Ricco Fajardo is Makoto Mikasa Caitlin Glass is directing. Source: ANN SOURCE: Lesley's Musings… on Anime & Manga - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

VIZ Media and Eleven Arts Expand Special Premieres of Sailor Moon R: The Movie to Additional U.S. Theaters

VIZ Media and ELEVEN ARTS have increased the number of cities and theatres that will present the U.S. premiere of Sailor Moon R: The Movie. The special limited engagement will be hosted in more than 240 theaters starting January 19, 2017, with theaters continuing to be added in the coming weeks. Newly added screenings are in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Denver, and more. The exclusive event will also feature the North American theatrical debut of the original Sailor Moon short, Make Up! [Read Entire Story]

your name. and In This Corner of the World Anime Films Win at 71st Mainichi Film Awards

The Mainichi Shimbun and Sports Nippon Shimbun newspapers have announced the winners for the 71st Annual Mainichi Film Awards. Makoto Shinkai’s your name. won this year’s Best Animation Film award. The film also won the TSUTAYAxFilmarks Movie Fan Award in the Japanese Film category, which is voted on by movie fans. Sunao Katabuchi’s In This Corner of the World won the Japanese Movie Award of Excellence, as well as the Noburou Oofuji Award, which honors animated works that offer [Read Entire Story]

Four More Cast Members Announced for the Sakurada Reset Anime

Four more cast members have been announced for the forthcoming anime adaptation of the Sakurada Reset light novel series: Takuya Eguchi is Tomoki Nakano Yuki Yamada is Mirai Minami Yui Makino is Youka Murase Sachika Misawa is Seika Nonoo Sakurada Reset is set to premiere in Japan in Spring 2017. Source: ANN SOURCE: Lesley's Musings… on Anime & Manga - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

2017 Tokyo Anime Award Festival Announces Meritorious Service Award Honorees

The official website for the 2017 Tokyo Anime Award Festival (TAAF) has announced the 10 recipients of the festival’s Meritorious Service Award. The award honors those who have made great contributions to the growth of the animation industry and culture, and who have elevated the status of the anime industry through their art, expression, training of others, and international exchange. This year’s recipients include: Susumu Aketagawa (Sound Director; Princess Knight, Akira, Legend [Read Entire Story]

Amazon Will Launch An Anime Channel This Year

Amazon will launch it’s first curated subscription channel, Anime Strike, later this year. Anime Strike will feature over 1,000 popular anime titles at launch with a weekly library refresh. The target audience will be adults, and the channel will allow for certain shows to be streamed on the same day that they premiere in Japan. Of course, that’s a far cry from what’s currently available to anime fans on Crunchyroll, but Amazon believes that it’s focus on adults will [Read Entire Story]

Anime Producer Yoshihiro Nozaki Passes Away

Anime Yoshihiro Nozaki passed away on January 10, 2017 due to malignant lymphoma. He was 75 years old at the time of his passing. Nozaki began his career at Mushi Production in 1963 as a production assistant, gathering production and reference materials during the production of such anime as Astro Boy, Kimba the White Lion, Cleopatra, One Thousand and One Arabian Nights, and Moomin. He also worked as a production manager on Star Blazers, and then found work in Sunrise productions such as [Read Entire Story]

Anime Expo Announces Mari Iijima as Guest

Anime Expo has announced that Mari Iijima will be a guest at their next convention. Iijima is best known as the voice of Lynn Minmay, the idol singer in The Super Dimension Fortress Macross television anime, The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love? film, and The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Flash Back 2012 original video anime. She has released 24 studio albums. Iijima’s latest album, Awakening, was released in September 2016. Anime Expo will be taking place July [Read Entire Story]

My Impressions of Anime I’ve Recently Watched: The Seven Deadly Sins

The Seven Deadly Sins is an anime series based on the manga by Nakaba Suzuki. The series aired on Japanese television from October 5, 2014-March 29, 2015. Netflix has acquired the license for the English release of the series, and streams The Seven Deadly Sins as a Netflix exclusive. The Seven Deadly Sins is set in a medieval style world, specifically in a region known as Britannia. The Seven Deadly Sins is a band of knights that disbanded after being accused of plotting to overthrow the Liones [Read Entire Story]

The Cowboy Bebop Movie Is Back Under $10

Cowboy Bebop has one of the most popular anime in the western hemisphere over the last couple of decades, and if you haven’t seen the movie, it’s only $9 on Amazon today. Be sure to check out Kotaku’s review if you’re on the fence.Read more... SOURCE: io9 - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

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