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SENTAI FILMWORKS ANNOUNCES

THREE NEW LICENSES

 

DVD Collections Slated For August Release

 

 

HOUSTON, June 1, 2009—Sentai Filmworks today announced its acquisition of three new anime properties, including the underwater action series Daphne in the Brilliant Blue, the yuri mecha mashup Destiny of the Shrine Maiden, and the superhero comedy Dokkoida?!. ADV Films handles North American home media distribution for Sentai Filmworks and will release each title on DVD this August.

 

 

DAPHNE IN THE BRILLIANT BLUE

COLLECTION ONE

 

Sentai Filmworks is pleased to present the first installment in the underwater sci-fi comedy Daphne in the Brilliant Blue. Daphne in the Brilliant Blue Collection One arrives in stores August 18. 

 

Animated by powerhouse studio JC Staff (Azumanga Daioh, Excel Saga), Daphne in the Brilliant Blue follows the madcap adventures of a military academy reject who ends up part of a most unusual sort of help-for-hire agency. Originally distributed in North America by Geneon Entertainment, Daphne in the Brilliant Blue may best be described as a “fun, fast-paced piece of nonsense” (DVD Verdict).

 

Synopsis Maia is having a very bad day. Her life-long dreams to join the elite Marine Environment Agency wither and die, when, despite everyone’s high expectations, she fails the entrance exams. Then, with the loss of her student status, she gets evicted! Penniless, homeless, and unemployed, Maia finds herself in the middle of a shoot-out between fugitive convicts and the Nereides – sexy agents who only take the most high-paying and dangerous jobs. Desperate, Maia agrees to a job in the next Nereides operation – as bait!

 

Daphne In the Brilliant Blue Collection One (SRP $39.98 DVD) is a two disc release including the series’ first 13 episodes, presented in both English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. 

 

DVD Product Details

 

Volume: 1 (of 2)

Running Time: 325 mins.

Age Rating: TV PG

CAT: SF-DBB100

UPC: 702727201820

Pre-Book Date: 7/21/2009

Street Date: 8/18/2009

Format: DVD

SRP: $39.98

 

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.

 

 

 

DESTINY OF THE SHRINE MAIDEN

COMPLETE COLLECTION

 

Sentai Filmworks is happy to announce Destiny of the Shrine Maiden Complete Collection, a full series set that hits store shelves August 25.

 

Destiny of the Shrine Maiden mashes up the yuri and mecha genres to create a delicious gumbo of hot girls, giant robots, and mystical love triangles that will leave you begging for more. Originally released in the US under the Japanese title Kannazuki no Miko, Destiny of the Shrine Maiden Complete Collection assembles all 13 episodes in one DVD set.

 

Synopsis: The Advent of the Priestess of the Godless Month! Shy, timid Himeko happily attends school with both the popular and beautiful Chikane and her childhood friend, Souma, blissfully unaware of what's in store for her. However, the destiny of these three changes on Himeko's 16th birthday when the mark of the sun appears on her chest. What does this solar mark represent? At the same time, why has a black aura of agony burst forth from Souma? Who is the enemy? The legend of the eight-headed beast returns to Japan!

 

Destiny of the Shrine Maiden Complete Collection (SRP $39.98 DVD) is a two disc anamorphic release including the entire 12 episode series, presented in both English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. 

 

DVD Product Details

 

Running Time: 300 min.

Age Rating: TV MA

CAT: SF-DSM100

UPC: 702727202025

Pre-Book Date: 7/28/2009

Street Date: 8/25/2009

Format: DVD

SRP: $39.98

 

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.

 

 

 

DOKKOIDA?!

COMPLETE COLLECTION

 

Sentai Filmworks is excited to announce the forthcoming Dokkoida?! Complete Collection, which hits store shelves August 25.

 

Dokkoida?! is a mischievous send-up of superheroes, Ultraman, and diapers that is both “unpredictable… and darned funny!” (Anime World). Originally distributed in North America by Geneon Entertainment, Dokkoida?! is adapted from a popular light novel series that has also been made into a manga (published in the United States by DC Comics under its CMX imprint).

 

Synopsis: The Galaxy Federation Police (GFP) desperately wants to cover-up its personnel shortage with new mechanized power-suits. Suzuo, 19-years old, desperately needs a job. Tampopo needs an earthling to fit the prototype of her company's suit and declares Suzuo the perfect candidate! Strong competitors and the wacky A-class criminals fight against our hero in diapers, but they must not recognize each other out of costume or the test results will be a failure. Still, it’s OK if they all live in the same apartment building to save money, right?

 

Dokkoida?! Complete Collection Collection (SRP $29.98 DVD) is a two disc release including the entire 12 episode series, presented in both English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. 

 

DVD Product Details

 

Running Time: 300 mins.

Age Rating: TV PG

CAT: SF-DK100

UPC: 702727202124

Pre-Book Date: 7/28/2009

Street Date: 8/25/2009

Format: DVD

SRP: $29.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.

About Sentai Filmworks:

Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing licensors of anime in North America, including hit series like Clannad and Princess Resurrection. Sentai Filmworks is distributed on a non-exclusive basis by ADV Films.


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CRUNCHYROLL PARTNERS WITH NORTH AMERICA¹S LARGEST ASIAN ENTERTAINMENT
DISTRIBUTOR AND CONTENT PROVIDER TAI SENG ENTERTAINMENT

Leading Content Provider and Distributor of Asian Motion Pictures and
Television Series to Stream on the Number One Online Destination for Anime
and Asian Entertainment

San Francisco, CA (June 1, 2009) ‹ The number one (1) online destination for
anime and asian content, Crunchyroll, strikes a deal with North America¹s
largest asian entertainment distributor and content provider, Tai Seng
Entertainment, to begin streaming their highly popular modern dramas, kung
fu series, celebrity shows and beauty pageants starting today. More
information can be found at
http://www.crunchyroll.com/publisher/TAI_SENG_ENTERTAINMENT.

Titles that are/will-be-shortly streaming on the highly popular and legal
site include:

· LEGEND OF THE CONDOR HEROES
· THE DUKE OF THE MOUNT DEER
· CHISEEN
· MISS HONG KONG PAGEANT 2008
· MR HONG KONG CONTEST 2008
Title Synopsis:

LEGEND OF THE CONDOR HEROES
Kwok Siu Tin and Yeung Tit Sum's assistance to Yau Chu Kei, a Taoist priest,
in fighting against the Kam army unfold the tragic fate befallen them. The
Kam Prince falls for the beauty of Sum's wife. In order to have her as his
wife, he must do away with Sum and Tin. Tin is killed and his wife is lucky
to have escaped to Mongolia, where she gives birth to her son Ching (Wong
Yat Wah). Eighteen years later, Ching, together with the Seven Grotesques,
goes south to the mainland. There he meets with Wong Yung where their
romance begins. Ching meets with Hung Chat Gong, the North Beggar, and Chow
Pak Tung, the aged mischievous child, and they pass onto him their supreme
Kung Fu. After succeeding Gong as the leader of the leader of the Beggar's
Clan, Yung returns to her home on the Peach Blossom Island with Ching. They
are stunned at seeing five of the Seven Grotesques lying dead on the Island.
Ching is mad and condemns Yung's father, Wong Yeuk Shi, the East Infidel, to
have killed his teachers. Meanwhile, the great event in the martial arts
world, the Kung Fu Masters Meet, is also approaching. Kung Fu masters from
every corner of China gather at the Peak of Wah Shan to stand trial. The
five Kung Fu supermen, the East Infidel, West Venom, South King, North
Beggar, and Aged Mischievous Child are all present. Who will be the chief?

http://www.crunchyroll.com/library/Legend_of_the_Condor_Heroes?src=legendoft
hecondorheroes
<http://www.crunchyroll.com/library/Legend_of_the_Condor_Heroes?src=legendof
thecondorheroes>

THE DUKE OF MOUNT DEER
Wai Siu Po (Leung Chiu Wai) grew up in a brothel in Yang Zhou with his
mother. One day, he is caught by the old eunuch (Lau Siu Ming) and sent to
the Palace for helping the Universal Clan. There he gets to know the emperor
- Hong Hei (Lau Tak Wah), and the two become good friends. Po Helps Hei
stamps out the treacherous minister and has become an extremely highly
regarded official. The leader (Tsang Kong) of the Universal Clan is so
impressed by Po that he takes him as his secret follower. And when Po is
asked to kill Hei, he is put in a dilemma.

Po enjoys indulging his passion for girls and he has seven wives. After Hei
has stamped out the rebellions in different provinces, he requests Po to
destroy the Universal Clan. Po realizes only then that Hei has in fact
learnt of his secret for quite some time...

http://www.crunchyroll.com/library/The_Duke_of_the_Mount_Deer?src=dukeofthem
ountdeer
<http://www.crunchyroll.com/library/The_Duke_of_the_Mount_Deer?src=dukeofthe
mountdeer>

CHISEEN
An insane anthology of some of Hong Kong's biggest stars and friends
performing stomach-churning, neck-breaking crazy combination of daredevil
tribute to MTV's Jackass and Punk'd will leave you cringing, crying and
hysterical with disbelief. The CHISEEN crew includes Daniel Wu (actor), Sam
Lee (actor), Mark Young (producer), Jack Lando (former teacher), and Min Yoo
(pizzeria owner). But keep a look out for Michelle Yeoh, Josie Ho, Ase Wong,
Amanda Strang, Terence Yin, Maggie Q and more as they are either targeted by
the crew or take part of their outlandish escapades.

http://www.crunchyroll.com/library/Chiseen?src=chiseents
<http://www.crunchyroll.com/library/Chiseen?src=chiseents>

MISS HONG KONG PAGEANT 2008
The MISS HONG KONG PAGEANT is a beauty pageant organized by the leading Hong
Kong television station, Television Broadcasts (TVB). Many MISS HONG KONG
PAGEANT contestants have gone on to have movie careers as it is quite
typical for the top contestants to garner television contracts from TVB.

http://www.crunchyroll.com/library/Miss_Hong_Kong_Pageant_2008?src=misshkg_t
s
<http://www.crunchyroll.com/library/Miss_Hong_Kong_Pageant_2008?src=misshkg_
ts>

MR. HONG KONG CONTEST 2008
The MR HONG KONG CONTEST 2008is a beauty contest for young men, organized by
leading Hong Kong television station, Television Broadcasts (TVB). The
contest has been an annual event since 2005, and winners will have the
opportunity to represent Hong Kong for the Mister World contest. Judges for
the contest are all women.

http://www.crunchyroll.com/library/Mr_Hong_Kong_Contest_2008?src=mrhkg_ts
<http://www.crunchyroll.com/library/Mr_Hong_Kong_Contest_2008?src=mrhkg_ts>
About Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll is an online video service and community that offers full-length
episodes and movies of the very best in Japanese anime and Asian
entertainment. Crunchyroll's content is provided by Asian media leaders
including TV TOKYO, Shueisha, d-rights, Fuji Creative Corporation, Pony
Canyon, Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation, Toei Animation, Gonzo, Munhwa
Broadcasting Corporation America, and many others.

Crunchyroll was founded in June 2006 and has offices in San Francisco and
Tokyo. Crunchyroll is a pioneer and innovator in the Japanese anime industry
and the only video service in the world to offer hit programs like Naruto
Shippuden, Gintama, and many others online to its subscribers within one
hour of its Japanese broadcast. Crunchyroll is a member of the Association
of Japanese Animations (AJA) and the Licensing International Merchandisers
Association (LIMA) and is funded by leading venture capital firm, Venrock.


The statements made in this press release that are not historical facts are
"forward-looking statements." These forward-looking statements are based on
current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and
uncertainties. The Company cautions readers of this press release that a
number of important factors could cause Crunchyroll.com¹s actual future
results to differ materially from those expressed in any such
forward-looking statements. Such factors include, without limitation,
product delays, industry competition, rapid changes in technology and
industry standards, protection of proprietary rights, maintenance of
relationships with key personnel, vendors and third-party developers,
international economic and political conditions. The Company may change its
intention, belief or expectation, at any time and without notice, based upon
any changes in such factors, in the Company's assumptions or otherwise. The
Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any
forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date
hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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A Monkey Island I revamp AND a new Monkey Island game!? *dies and goes to heaven*

  



  

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O_o;;
Turns out he's not REALLY a ninja, he's just some guy with a scanlation site. Huh.
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CLASH OF THE TITANS! ANIME EXPO® 2009 ANNOUNCES 3RD ANNUAL BATTLE OF THE
BANDS FINALISTS

Six (6) Final Bands to Duke it out Live at Nation¹s Largest Anime and Manga
Convention

Anaheim, California (June 1, 2009) ‹ Fans of Japanese anime music are in for
a treat as six (6) highly talented bands meet for the final round and
compete LIVE for the ultimate championship title of the 3rd Annual Anime
Expo® 2009 Battle of the Bands Champion at the nation¹s largest anime and
manga convention; July 2-5, 2009 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. More
information can be found on the website at www.anime-expo.org
<http://www.anime-expo.org> .

The six (6) final bands are:

· The Black Crystals
· Nik
· Electric Sex Pants
· Broken Lane
· Dynamite Bomber
· Makenai

Anime Expo® 2009 Official Guests of Honor include Hiroyuki Imaishi, Daisuke
Ishiwatari, Yosuke Kuroda, Toshimichi Mori, Toshiyuku Morikawa, Morning
Musume, Yasuhiro Nightow, Atsushi Nishigori, Satoshi Nishimura and Kari
Wahlgren.

Attendees, Press and Industry Members are also encouraged to view the video
coverage site of the 2008 convention at www.AXBackstage.org
<http://www.AXBackstage.org> .

Red & Black Sponsors include: FUNimation, Silver Sponsors include: Anime
News Network and Digital Manga Press, Patron Sponsors include: COPIC,
Central Park Media and The Right Stuf, Media Sponsors include: ImaginAsian
TV, Animation Magazine, Anime Insider Magazine, Anime News Network and UTB
Hollywood.


About Anime Expo®
Located in Los Angeles, California - Anime Expo®, the nation¹s largest
anime/manga convention, serves to foster trade, commerce and the interests
of the general public and animation/ comics industry. This event serves as a
key meeting place for the general public to express their interest and
explore various aspects of anime/manga, as well as for members of the
industry to conduct business. AX 2009 will be held July 2 ­ July 5, 2009 at
the Los Angeles Convention Center in Southern California. More information
can be found at its website (www.anime-expo.org).

About Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation
The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) is a non-profit
organization with a mission to popularize and educate the American public
about anime and manga, as well as provide a forum to facilitate
communication between professionals and fans. This organization is more
popularly known by its entertainment property ­ Anime Expo®. More
information can be found at its website (www.spja.org <http://www.spja.org>
).

The statements made in this press release that are not historical facts are
"forward-looking statements." These forward-looking statements are based on
current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and
uncertainties. The Company cautions readers of this press release that a
number of important factors could cause Anime Expo®/SPJA¹s actual future
results to differ materially from those expressed in any such
forward-looking statements. Such factors include, without limitation,
product delays, industry competition, rapid changes in technology and
industry standards, protection of proprietary rights, maintenance of
relationships with key personnel, vendors and third-party developers,
international economic and political conditions. The Company may change its
intention, belief or expectation, at any time and without notice, based upon
any changes in such factors, in the Company's assumptions or otherwise. The
Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any
forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date
hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.



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ANN reports that Season 3 of Shakugan no Shana is in the works and season 2 of Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu will be airing in October.
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You ever wonder what the Anon thought about Cosplay?

Well, If its not All Hollows Eve... its just kinda ... strange. That not say certain females look good in certain costumes! 

But this Particular Anon always wanted to get in the suit of the Legendary Kamen/Masked Riders. Starting from Black RX... Then Dragon Knight - then Kabuto and Kiva. I am a huge fan of the series. Their was a problem with it though. The money and production. See, it takes a lot of money and some ingenuity to make these suits. I had the time just not the tools.

But if you catch me in any convention... I will be wearing a suit. Because ill be making business deals folks.

Speaking of which, I showed my friend Sabata the article dealing Yaoi selling more than Hetero. Im not too surprised about it but Sabata stated that one thing he realized that the Hetero stories are NO WHERE near as good as some of the futa and yaoi stories. The best artists he says are in the Hetero/Futa side but they just use the same American Porno Conventions and way too many "Parodies". There isnt that many Parody in Yaoi - the Gay issue is a major Political sticking point in the states, and its based on what Freud called Penis envy.

I say its more of a population issue - there are more women than men in the world, and not all of them (even sabata agrees) are pretty enough. For men, we are fighting over a much smaller group of mates. For females they have a much wider choice. This is shown in the main hentai works (note i dont see Hentai but my friend does) and the Futa - it also is split between the moe and the more endowed female. The other reason is what I stated before - its become more of a Political/Social statement. The reason why we have so many men with lipstick and painted nails is to get with the female because they cannot be masculine in a Anti-Human society as the US has become over the last 15 years. But this doesn't always work - they want a more masculine male to marry. So they are caught between a rock and a hard place. 

I think the issue comes down to the inner masculine many females dream about. The Artists do a good job of showing light out of any orifice and what not. And in a psychological sense, light is meant to be conforming and holy.

Im still going through things. I just needed to be with the guys for a few days. Forget my troubles. Think about what I need to do with my life. Things are never going to be easy anymore. I mean, GM (and Detroit and more importantly the United States) is bankrupt, females are going crazy with you know I dont know stealing money and going to Disney land and then filling false reports that two black guys car jacked her and kidnapped her daughter.  I mean really.

I think sometimes 4Chan (where Im from lol) shows the loss and lisnessness of this country. Maybe Green Day finally wrote the song that needed to be sung. "American Eulogy" 8 years too late.

Sorry, just depressed - too many things lost...nothing else is gained. 
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Yes, you can get new updates every Thursday and the site is rather appealing! That's also the day to worship her! :P
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(originally posted at NikoScream)

Thank you Tomopop for giving me a new, probably unobtainable goal to quest after. Now, I can finally fulfill two dreams of mine: to be a Kamen Rider and to have an action figure of myself.

Bandai created a new Jibun Damashii (My Spirit) SIC Kamen Rider figure, where you can have your face sculpted ontothe SIC version of Kamen Rider the Next’s Kamen Rider 1. Well, maybe not you, dear reader, unless you’re in Japan, as the orders are going to be done from a Japan-only site. Not like that’s ever stopped anyone before though. The 13,650 yen or almost $145 price tag, however, may stop some cold. Still, getting a figure with your face, combined with a full helmet, a partial helmet, spare hands and a stand with your name on it, that’s not bad.

If you’re still willing to give it a try, then be ready with your wallet and a front photo of your face on June 26 when the site begins taking orders.

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I think this is my favorite so far.

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Play Time: 46 hr 16 min 47 sec
Days Passed: 58
Saves: 105
Deaths: 2
Enemies Defeated: 330
Money Gained: 2818285 Yen
Demon Fangs Found: 80
Praise Earned: 2682

I'm surprised at the amount of stuff the game tracks. I didn't realize my deaths were being tracked, because the game doesn't show them off prominently on the save screen like Zelda games do. And I had no idea it would be tracking the amount of days that passed or the number of saves I created.

I thought I had earned a fair bit of praise, but apparently I only actually got a minimal amount of praise. There were still a lot of animals that I hadn't fed yet, and there's probably other stuff I missed too.

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Straight from Funimation:

"Due to technical issues, One Piece videos are currently not available. We are working diligently to resolve this issue and hope to be able to bring this great anime series to you very soon. Thank you."

Well, if you didn't hear someone was able to get a hold of the newest One Piece episode from Funimation's server before the episode aired in Japan (subtitles and all).

So of course this has been redistrubuted all over the Internet and I can't image TOEI is pleased by this at all.

Now what we don't really know is if their server was hacked to get the file or (more likely) someone "guessed" the file name and was able to download it from their server with nothing really illegaly done (although other people will try to tell you otherwise). If so Funimation has learned an all important lesson about the Internet! Don't put content you don't want people accessing on a publicly available server! So what have we learned today class?

Anyway's what they could have done was password protect the file and then free it up once the simulcast was to happen. It's completely understandable that they wanted to get this up and ready ASAP so they could just flip a switch and have it available.

Let's just hope that this doesn't hamper their contact to simulcast this series!


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Let's prove to GodLen how much we're happy to have him here by digging the hell out of his Power Rangers feature. Which also happens to be completely awesome anyway. Please?
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I have no objections to that notion, he could pull it off ... however do not  freaking put Vanessa Hudgens as Misa. If they do that it will be like a lame parody

however on the other hand i know an awesome Actor choice for L


Samuel L. "Motherfvckin" Jackson
Samuel L. "Motherfvckin" Jackson


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RIGHT STUF’S NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT Launches Series Site for
GAKUEN ALICE at gakuenalice.rightstuf.com
DVD Collection to be released on June 30, 2009

GRIMES, IA, May 28, 2009 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and Nozomi Entertainment are pleased to announce the launch of gakuenalice.rightstuf.com (http://gakuenalice.rightstuf.com ) – the official series site for the GAKUEN ALICE anime, which is set to make its North American DVD debut on June 30, 2009.

As part of the site’s grand opening, Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment are teaming up with TOKYOPOP to offer fans the chance to win copies of the Gakuen Alice manga that have been autographed by Tachibana Higuchi, the series’ creator.

Also at gakuenalice.rightstuf.com, visitors can:

  * Watch the series trailer; 
  * Check out in-depth character profiles;
  * Read the latest news about Gakuen Alice’s North American release, plus reviews; and
  * Download new wallpapers and avatars featuring official Gakuen Alice artwork! 

The Gakuen Alice DVD Collection will be housed in a thinpak-style art box and contain the entire 26-episode television series with Japanese audio, English-language subtitles and English on-screen translations.

“ridiculously entertaining” – Future Anime
“mixes comedy with magic and adorably cute characters” – Shojo Beat
“shojo-riffic,” “rife with humor” and “addictively cute” – Anime Insider

This anime adaptation of Tachibana Higuchi’s ongoing Gakuen Alice manga features direction by Takahiro Omori (Baccano!, Hell Girl), as well as performances by Kana Ueda (“Yumi” in Maria Watches Over Us, “Rin” in Fate/stay Night and “Hayate” in Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A’s); Rie Kugimiya (“Alphonse Elric” in Fullmetal Alchemist, “Touko” in Maria Watches Over Us and “Shana” in Shakugan no Shana); Romi Paku (“Edward Elric” in Fullmetal Alchemist, “Nana O.” in NANA); and Akira Ishida (“Chrono” in Chrono Crusade, “Shin” in NANA and “Cho Hakkai” in Saiyuki).

The original Gakuen Alice manga is serialized in Japan’s Hana to Yume girls’ anthology magazine, where it has appeared alongside titles including Fruits Basket, Hana-Kimi, Skip Beat! and S.A (Special A) since its 2003 debut. It is published in North America by TOKYOPOP.

Visit gakuenalice.rightstuf.com for more information about Gakuen Alice and to pre-order the box set.

About GAKUEN ALICE

Mikan and Hotaru are best friends! (Well, according to Mikan, anyway. Hotaru doesn't seem to care.) Then one day, Hotaru is escorted away in a fancy black car, apparently scouted by a school in Tokyo called "Alice Academy." Crushed at the loss of her favorite pal, Mikan scurries after her, determined to enroll, too! But Alice Academy is a mysterious place. Can Mikan tough it out in a school where explosions, superpowers, giant baby chicks and axe-wielding teddy bears are the norm? Though it's not as if she has a choice, because once students enter Alice Academy, there is no escape! Contains the complete 26-episode TV series!

GAKUEN ALICE DVD Collection
Pre-Book: 5/26/2009
Street Date: 6/30/2009
Runtime: Approximately 650 minutes, Dolby Digital Stereo, Color
Genre: Comedy
Suggested Rating: 13+

Format: DVD (Japanese Audio, English Subtitles, English On-Screen Translations)
Catalog #: RSDVD0902
ISBN: 1-57032-795-5
UPC: 7-42617-0902-2-6
SRP: $49.99

Discs/Set: 5
Case Qty: 11

DVD Features:
Scene access, Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo audio for Japanese dialogue, English subtitles and English on-screen translations. PLUS: Liner notes, character bios, textless opening, textless closing and Nozomi Entertainment trailers.

* Cover Art: http://outgoing.rightstuf.com/sleeves/rsdvd0902.jpg
GAKUEN ALICE © Tachibana Higuchi • Hakusensha / Alice Academy Committee 2004.
* To view this image, cut and paste the URL into your Web browser.

** Product specifications and content may be subject to change.

ABOUT RIGHT STUF, INC.
Currently celebrating its 21st year in business, Right Stuf, Inc. was one of the first players in the U.S. Japanese Animation ("anime") industry, as both an anime producer/distributor and a retailer. Right Stuf works to promote knowledge of its own products, as well as the anime and manga industry, in general, through its online storefront at RightStuf.com and a variety of media including podcasts and special publications.

Nozomi Entertainment, Right Stuf’s production division, is dedicated to the highest quality releases. True to the Japanese word that inspired its name, Nozomi’s focus is on “what fans want.” By focusing on a limited number of anime properties each year, the Nozomi production team ensures each release receives the care and attention to detail it deserves.

From anime classics like Astro Boy, Kimba and Gigantor to modern comedies, dramas and favorites such as The Irresponsible Captain Tylor, His and Her Circumstances, Gravitation, Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars, Ninja Nonsense, To Heart, The Third: The Girl With the Blue Eye, Emma: A Victorian Romance, Maria Watches Over Us and ARIA, Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment produce quality programming for fans of all ages and interests. For more information, visit www.rightstuf.com and www.nozomient.com.

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May 28, 2009 – TezukaInEnglish.com and Digital Manga Publishing are proud to announce an exclusive sneak peek of the "god of manga" Osamu Tezuka's SWALLOWING THE EARTH. This free online preview contains the first 25 pages of the upcoming DMP PLATINUM release, and can be accessed here:

http://www.tezukaenfrancais.com/ste/


SWALLOWING THE EARTH depicts the mysterious beauty, Zephyrus, and her quest to avenge the wrongs done to women by men over the course of human history. The story represents a turning point in the content of Tezuka's manga, marking a decidedly more adult approach in terms of satiric social commentary and human psychology. Originally written in 1968, SWALLOWING THE EARTH is an important and provocative tale in Tezuka's catalog of work. 

Usually released in two volumes, this DMP PLATINUM edition presents the entire manga in one volume. Retailing for $24.95, SWALLOWING THE EARTH will be available for the first time in English in the United States. Also included is an introduction by Tezuka’s personal friend and translator, Fred Schodt, author of The Astro Boy Essays.

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SWALLOWING THE EARTH- RATED YA+ (for ages 16+), MSRP: $24.95 US, 520 pages, softcover. Available: June 24, 2009

HELL HATH NO FURY LIKE A WOMAN SCORNED.

Amidst the chaos of World War II, two Japanese soldiers hear of Zephyrus, an utterly captivating woman rumored to exist on an island in the South Pacific. The tales of this bold enchantress seducing men to their dooms are both chilling and fascinating. Over twenty years pass, and Zephyrus resurfaces in Japan, seemingly unchanged, to wield her mysterious power over men once more.

The one man immune to Zephyrus' charms is simple drunkard, Gohonmatsu Seki, son of one of the wartime soldiers. Employed to spy on Zephyrus, what will Gohonmatsu uncover about her ultimate plot to create international discord and consume the world of men? What brought this woman to conspire for decades against patriarchal society-against an entire gender-and can anything be done to stop her plans? 

OSAMU TEZUKA (Astro Boy, Buddha, Black Jack) is recognized as the father of Japanese manga. For over forty years, his creative and prolific output entertained generations of readers and continues to do so twenty years after his death. A provocative and socially conscious artist, Tezuka's themes remain relevant to this day. Worldwide, his works have been published in numerous languages and adapted in countless media, extending Tezuka's influence far beyond the shores of his homeland. 
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ABOUT DIGITAL MANGA PUBLISHING: Located in Gardena, CA, Digital Manga Publishing is one of the industry's most unconventional and innovative companies, specializing in building corporate and cultural bridges from Japan to the Western Hemisphere - specifically through the licensing, importation and preparation of anime (Japanese animation), manga (Japanese comic books) and related merchandise for the North American mainstream and subculture markets. In this capacity, DMI serves as a catalyst for the expansion of Japanese pop culture institutions into global arenas. The company's imprint line includes DMP: its mainstream imprint, DMP PLATINUM: its classic manga imprint, JUNE´: its boys love imprint, 801 MEDIA: its adult boys love imprint, and DokiDoki: its exclusive co-publishing imprint with Shinshokan Publishing. 

For more information about Digital Manga Publishing, visit www.digitalmanga.com 
 
ABOUT TEZUKA IN ENGLISH: Tezuka InEnglish (www.TezukaInEnglish.com) is an online index to the works of Osamu Tezuka, covering original works, new adaptations, fan activities and translations in English and other European languages. It began as a fan site but has since worked with numerous American publishers of Tezuka’s works to support and promote English Tezuka releases. Since Tezuka Productions took down the English Language version of their official website, TezukaInEnglish.com has been working in partnership with them as the primary English language online resource for Tezuka’s works until the new official page (http://tezukaosamu.net/) finishes constructing its English language version.

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ANIME EXPO® 2009 PROVIDES ADDITIONAL DISCOUNTS FOR HOTELS

Nation¹s Largest Anime and Manga Convention Provides Updated Information for
Hotel/Shuttle Wristband Policy

Anaheim, California (May 29, 2009) ‹ To better serve attendees within the
Anime Expo® 2009 room blocks, several hotels have lowered their room rates
just for individuals that are registering within official convention hotels
for the nation¹s largest anime and manga convention held July 2-5, 2009 at
the Los Angeles Convention Center. More information can be found on the
website at www.anime-expo.org <http://www.anime-expo.org> .

Individuals that have already confirmed rooms at these hotels within the
official Anime Expo® 2009 room blocks will automatically receive these
discounts for the lower room rates.

The Omni and Biltmore hotels were the first the provide new rates for Anime
Expo® 2009 attendees with new rates of: Omni Hotel: $131.00 run of house;
Biltmore Hotel: Single/Double: $119.00, Triple: $139.00 and Quad: $169.00

Following their example, the Wilshire Grand Hotel is offering new rates of:
Wilshire Grand Hotel: Single/Double/Triple/Quad: $129.00.  New rates for the
Sheraton and Marriott Hotels will be provided online shortly.

Also, to provide excellent service for room block attendees who will be
traveling to the convention from the hotels to the convention center via the
Anime Expo® 2009 free shuttle service, a new wristband policy will be
utilized for their ease and benefit.

The hotel wristbands are an all-in-one credential for the official Anime
Expo® 2009 hotels as well as the redemption credential for all hotel block
incentives.  In addition to verifying that you are a hotel block guest, the
wristband also allows you priority access onto the free official Anime Expo®
2009 shuttle service.  Wristbands will be checked for at the convention
center for shuttles heading from the convention center to the hotels only.
Wristbands DO NOT have to be worn on the wrist to help out cosplayers posing
for pictures.  However there are a limited amount of bracelets available, so
if the bracelet is NOT worn on the wrist and is lost, it may not be possible
to replace it. Anime Expo® 2009 recommends users to either wear it on their
wrist, or to permanently attach it to their lanyard, so that it can be
easily accessed when needed.  A complete overview of the wristband policy as
well as a list of frequently asked questions can be found at the Anime Expo
website.

Anime Expo® 2009 Official Guests of Honor include Hiroyuki Imaishi, Daisuke
Ishiwatari, Yosuke Kuroda, Toshimichi Mori, Toshiyuku Morikawa, Morning
Musume, Yasuhiro Nightow, Atsushi Nishigori, Satoshi Nishimura and Kari
Wahlgren.

Attendees, Press and Industry Members are also encouraged to view the video
coverage site of the 2008 convention at www.AXBackstage.org
<http://www.AXBackstage.org> .

Red & Black Sponsors include: FUNimation, Silver Sponsors include: Anime
News Network and Digital Manga Press, Patron Sponsors include: COPIC,
Central Park Media and The Right Stuf, Media Sponsors include: ImaginAsian
TV, Animation Magazine, Anime Insider Magazine, Anime News Network and UTB
Hollywood.


About Anime Expo®
Located in Los Angeles, California - Anime Expo®, the nation¹s largest
anime/manga convention, serves to foster trade, commerce and the interests
of the general public and animation/ comics industry. This event serves as a
key meeting place for the general public to express their interest and
explore various aspects of anime/manga, as well as for members of the
industry to conduct business. AX 2009 will be held July 2 ­ July 5, 2009 at
the Los Angeles Convention Center in Southern California. More information
can be found at its website (www.anime-expo.org).

About Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation
The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) is a non-profit
organization with a mission to popularize and educate the American public
about anime and manga, as well as provide a forum to facilitate
communication between professionals and fans. This organization is more
popularly known by its entertainment property ­ Anime Expo®.   More
information can be found at its website (www.spja.org <http://www.spja.org>
).

The statements made in this press release that are not historical facts are
"forward-looking statements." These forward-looking statements are based on
current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and
uncertainties. The Company cautions readers of this press release that a
number of important factors could cause Anime Expo®/SPJA¹s actual future
results to differ materially from those expressed in any such
forward-looking statements. Such factors include, without limitation,
product delays, industry competition, rapid changes in technology and
industry standards, protection of proprietary rights, maintenance of
relationships with key personnel, vendors and third-party developers,
international economic and political conditions. The Company may change its
intention, belief or expectation, at any time and without notice, based upon
any changes in such factors, in the Company's assumptions or otherwise. The
Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any
forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date
hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
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Cosplay - Interesting Concept but...
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1. Ryoko from Tenchi Universe.








2. Ayeka Jurai from Tenchi Muyo.







3. Kintaro Oe from Goldboy.






4. Guts form Berserk. 







5. Alucard from Hellsing.







6. Soichiro Arima from Kare Kano. 







7. Thunder Empress Arshes Nei from Bastard. 






8. Kyoko Otonashi from Maison Ikkoku.







9. Dark Schneider from Bastard.







10.Gene StarWind from Outlaw Star.







11.Fujiko Mine from Lupin the III.






12.Lupin the III.






13. Priss from Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040.






14. Sylia from Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040.






15. Kitty form Silent Mobius.

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http://moonstorm.podomatic.com/entry/2009-05-28T17_10_42-07_00
Join Lunermoth, Red Roses, and Me(MoonStorm) covering the news on Anime Vice.
We start of buy welcoming GodLen and John.
Then we get to talk about Red Roses about her Fanime experience and some Dark Hours.
WTF Those are some cool drawings, an English fan club for Nagi, PS3 Eva app.

Prices go up and you think your job sucks.

Finally new Haruhi, and Spice and Wolf gets licensed.

Otaku around the world.

We had more but I lost it Sorry.


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