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Media Blasters Delays Releases

Several titles announced as being delayed.

Looks like the bad economy is affecting everyone.  Mania.com is reporting that Media Blasters has delayed several titles, perhaps due in part to Best Buy's decision to scale back the number of animes they carry.  The Seventh volume of  "Voltron: Defender Of The Universe" has been pushed back from January to March 24, 2009.

Other titles listed as being delayed include: Lone Wolf & Cub TV Vol. 6   (Live Action), Moribito:  Guardian Of The Dark Vol. 3 of 8, Nighthead Genesis Vol. 3, Dojin Work Vol 1 Movie+Manga, Dojin Work - Pencil And Paper  (Volume 1 of 3).  Pretty sad news.  Hopefully things will pick up.
Nikoon Feb. 5, 2009 at 8:13 p.m.
Sad news, but I can't not be cheered up by Green Lion resting on a kitty. Too...cute...
Void_Wizardon Feb. 5, 2009 at 8:17 p.m.
I'm saddened since I was looking forward to Doujin Work.
GMan staff on Feb. 5, 2009 at 8:28 p.m.
I just don't get it. I thought anime and manga was on the rise.  The chain bookstores have increased their shelf space.  There's always kids sitting on the floor reading the books.  Are people just watching online (legally and illegally)?  The whole Best Buy thing is a joke.  They should cut back on some of the other crap they carry instead.
Jewelon Feb. 5, 2009 at 8:37 p.m.
is that your cat Gman?
Void_Wizardon Feb. 5, 2009 at 8:37 p.m.
Anime/manga is definitely on a big slump in sales and it's even worse with the economy being in the dumps in the U.S.  Piracy is how most of my friends watch anime.
GMan staff on Feb. 5, 2009 at 8:39 p.m.
Ha ha.  No.  My cat does have some orangish on him but I don't own any Voltron merch (except the first two volumes on dvd and a few of the recent Devil's Due so-so comic).
Jewelon Feb. 5, 2009 at 8:44 p.m.
GMan said:
"Ha ha.  No.  My cat does have some orangish on him but I don't own any Voltron merch (except the first two volumes on dvd and a few of the recent Devil's Due so-so comic)."
;-)

thought for sure you would have voltron stuff
GMan staff on Feb. 5, 2009 at 8:54 p.m.
It just never happened.  I didn't have Transformers either.  I had tons of Star Wars of course.  I had a little G.I. Joe.  But I never got any Voltron.  Maybe because there wasn't a ton of merch. available when I started watching.  I think the show was on too early so I didn't always get to watch it (had to go to school and all).  That's why I recently got the dvds.  I'd like to get them all eventually.
Jewelon Feb. 5, 2009 at 9:23 p.m.
I loved it as a kid, but was way more into Monkey and The Goodies along with Eagle Riders (forgot the not Aussie name for em)
GMan staff on Feb. 5, 2009 at 9:26 p.m.
No idea what Monkey and The Goodies is/are.  Eagle Riders would be Gatchaman or Battle of the Planets.
Shingui_Takedaon Feb. 5, 2009 at 9:29 p.m.
IVe always noticed the selection at BB has been limited. I normally try to stroll through when i get a chacne to actually get up there but normally its always the same.

THey have had the same Blue Gender box set their for god knows how long
Jewelon Feb. 5, 2009 at 9:30 p.m.
GMan said:
"No idea what Monkey and The Goodies is/are.  Eagle Riders would be Gatchaman or Battle of the Planets."
THATS THE ONE!

OMG you dont know Monkey?? or The Goodies??

poor childhood
GMan staff on Feb. 5, 2009 at 9:33 p.m.
<<<<doesn't live in the UK so not much access to UK shows as a kid.
Jewelon Feb. 5, 2009 at 9:37 p.m.
GMan said:
"<<<<doesn't live in the UK so not much access to UK shows as a kid."
Monkey Magic was a china show LOL

we got them in Australia you should try to get Monkey Magic ITS EPIC
kiroshimatsuon Feb. 5, 2009 at 11:05 p.m.
GMan (Sorry I can't seem to figure out how to quote text on this site):
I just don't get it. I thought anime and manga was on the rise.  The chain bookstores have increased their shelf space.  There's always kids sitting on the floor reading the books.  Are people just watching online (legally and illegally)?  The whole Best Buy thing is a joke.  They should cut back on some of the other crap they carry instead.

My Response:
I'm assuming Best Buy wants to encourage consumers to purchase stuff from the America's... instead of silly silly anime. And I can understand books though... people can actually sample the book before really buying it  unlike a shrink wrapped dvd which is non returnable once opened (least that's what I'm told by Best Buy employees). Besides, we have no idea what their overall sales between anime and other dvds are... so it's a bit hard to make a judgement call on them.

WE NEED COPORATE PEOPLE READING THIS SITE!
N15PCAon Feb. 6, 2009 at 1:02 a.m.
I got the box set to Voltron lions DVDs so I'm happy man.  I still thinking about getting the Go lion box sets.
GMan staff on Feb. 6, 2009 at 10:56 a.m.
Jewel said:
"GMan said:
"<<<<doesn't live in the UK so not much access to UK shows as a kid."
Monkey Magic was a china show LOL

we got them in Australia you should try to get Monkey Magic ITS EPIC"
China?  The wiki-link mentions Japan.  It also lists the credits for the "UK dub" which is why I mentioned the UK stuff.  You guys get a lot of their leftovers, right?

kiroshimatsu said:
"I'm assuming Best Buy wants to encourage consumers to purchase stuff from the America's... instead of silly silly anime. And I can understand books though... people can actually sample the book before really buying it  unlike a shrink wrapped dvd which is non returnable once opened (least that's what I'm told by Best Buy employees). Besides, we have no idea what their overall sales between anime and other dvds are... so it's a bit hard to make a judgement call on them.

WE NEED COPORATE PEOPLE READING THIS SITE!"
To quote, you hit the 'quote' link under the bit you want to quote.
That may be the case with Best Buy but I would think their number one concern would be selling product regardless of where it comes from.  Look at all the gadgets and appliances they sell.  The "good" stuff isn't always from America.  (DVDs or CDs can't be returned after opened out of fear of people just ripping them and trying to return).   It would just make sense that if people want to buy something, a store would be wise to carry it in order to sell.  I think the problem is they sell them closer to retail pricer versus online stores (like amazon) that sell them cheaper.
MocPacon Feb. 6, 2009 at 1:35 p.m.
Bad news, awesome picture.
Jewelon Feb. 6, 2009 at 6:56 p.m.
@Gman, Japan? hmm i always thought it was China.. anyway.. yeah we got a lot of their shows! luckily!! i think you would like Monkey Magic
GMan staff on Feb. 6, 2009 at 8:44 p.m.
I don't know.  You linked the page. But Eagle Riders/Battle Of The Planets/Gatchaman was just awesome.  Imagi better get that movie made.

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