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Tons of new licenses announced at this year's Otakon

New goodies from FUNimation, Bandai, ANiplex and more


If you attended Otakon this weekend in Baltimore (along with the 28,000 other people) , you know it was a total fan festival of cosplay, shopping, live concerts and more, all geared for the otaku brain. However, if you were paying attention and made it to a few key industry panels, you likely heard about some pretty major licensing announcements as quite a few were made. I managed to make it to a few, and I have some exciting new announcements for you!
 
From Bandai, we can look forward to Girl Who Leapt Through Space, My-Otome 0 ~S.ifr~, and A Record of the Strange Tales of the Bakumatsu Era: Code Geass. FUNimation will be bringing us Strike Witches 2, Girls Bravo, Hetalia World Series, Shukufuku no Campanella Summer Wars, Okami-san to Shichinin no Takama-tachi (shortened to Okamisan for US release) in the way of series and also a few movies too: Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance, Ginmaku Hetalia Access Powers: Paint it White [Shiroku Nure!]. 
 
Aniplex also announced Durarara!! and a full English voice cast coming in January of next year.
 
Which of these are you all geared up to buy? I think Durarara!! is a must for me, as it was easily one of my favorite shows of this year.
segagiesson Aug. 3, 2010 at 6:38 p.m.

whats the image from?
Gozertcon Aug. 3, 2010 at 6:39 p.m.

Yeah EVA 2.2 and Summer Wars is all I needed to see.  :)  
 
Summer Wars was awesome and I can't wait to see it on my Big Screen. ;)  
Smallville123on Aug. 3, 2010 at 11:53 p.m.
anytime i hear this word i think of otocon from metalgearsolid
Shibumion Aug. 4, 2010 at 1:14 a.m.
Just the Girl who Leapt through Space and Summer Wars.
tainteddonuton Aug. 4, 2010 at 1:38 a.m.
@segagiess: 
 
The image is from The Girl Who Leapt Through Space.
SamJaz is online on Aug. 4, 2010 at 1:39 a.m.
@sora_thekey: Two so far, with two more to go, not counting Death and Rebirth or End of Evangelion, which are actually two super episodes per film.
PenguinDuston Aug. 4, 2010 at 6:37 a.m.
Well, obviously I am looking forward to the next Evangelion movie, but it's the Girl Who Leapt Through Space that really intrigues me.  I only recently ran across this one, so it will be interesting to see what they do with it.  But, I am confused about Girls Bravo.  Hasn't that been out for a while or is there a new one coming out that I missed?
YuiAsakawaon Aug. 4, 2010 at 10:12 a.m.
@mediaright:  Ypou're right, I shouldn't have missed that -- trying to keep up with a huge influx of news will do that to a girl! It's been added in, thanks for pointing that out.
tainteddonuton Aug. 4, 2010 at 4:44 p.m.
@PenguinDust
 
There's no new Girls Bravo. It's the same one Geneon released years ago. Funimation is just rereleasing it like they've been doing for many of Geneon's other titles.
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