- ANN has a peon at Wonder Con who reports that Bandai Entertainment has snatched up the license to the Lucky Star OVA. Which surprises approximately...yeah, no, not really. That said, it still pleases plenty of people-- myself included!
- Publisher Seven Seas is the latest victim of Diamond's recent raising of its benchmark bar: Adam Arnold informed MangaBlog's Brigid Alverson that volume three of Hayate x Blade and volume five of Tetragrammaton Labyrinth didn't meet the necessary quotas to be distributed. That doesn't mean you can't still get the books, mind, you just might have to search outside of your local comics shop.
- New word from JapanFiles: they'll be releasing Jpop club star Ikio Ayaka's debut album RE: ACID QUEEN, if you're searching for some remixes you haven't been hearing on dance floors in the States.
- Anime Boston, which I am passing up in favor of attending my hometown con Fanime Con (sorry, Boston!), has announced a new musical guest group: Kara no Kyoukai theme band Kalafina and the composer and producer who put together their group, Yuki Kajiura. You may also know Kajiura as the producer behind the FictionJunction collaborations (which feature Kajiura on keyboard or piano and any of a number of singers, whose name then gets put in the artist name: FictionJunction KEIKO, for example, is Kajiura and Kalafina singer Keiko Kubota).
I kind of want a cute, fuzzy little mascot who says “buuuun!” to go with these now. Any artists out there feel like taking on a little project?