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The series that blurs the lines between health care and vigilante justice gets an official release date.

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If you've been itching to get your hands on the TRIAGE X manga from Shoji Sato (artist of HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD) after it was announced that Yen Press would be publishing the series. We now know when we can finally make our first appointment -- no insurance required. Yen Press revealed, via their website, the release dates for the first three volumes and the their official series synopsis.

Mochizuki General Hospital boasts some of the most well-trained (and well-endowed) nurses in town. But though these ladies spend much of their day battling disease, their after-hours are spent fighting a very different sort of disease…Under the leadership of the hospital chairman, a handful of staff members and local teenagers form a group of mercenary assassins, targeting the “cancers” of society and excising those individuals before their wickedness spreads.

While Volume 1 will be out this October 30, 2012, the following two wont be out till 2013. The Japanese publication has currently reached four volumes and is still ongoing.

  • TRIAGE X Volume 1 | Coming October 2012
  • TRIAGE X Volume 2 | Coming February 2013
  • TRIAGE X Volume 3 | Coming June 2013

Volume 1 is currently available on Amazon.com for pre-orders. I checked Rightstuf.com, but I couldn't find anything. It shouldn't be too much longer until it's there as well.

Source: YEN PRESS HERE

-Kristoffer Remmell ( FoxxFireArt) is a freelance graphic artist, writer, and over all mystery geek.- Follow for news updates: @ AnimeVicers/ @ FoxxFireArt

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The Straw Hats finally break into the New World, and Naruto makes nine powerful friends in this month's releases.

Today is the Japanese release date for two of the big Shonen Three volumes from Shueisha. Though, by this time it was yesterday for them. Ah, the thirteen hour time difference.

Included in the release is ONE PIECE Vol. 66, which contains Chapter 647-656. This concludes the Fish-Man Island Arc, the first arc of the post-time skip era; and begins the latest Punk Hazard Island Arc. It's been great having Smoker and Tashigi back in the story. NARUTO Vol. 60 was also released, which contains Chapter 566-575. This continues to Shinobi World Arc arc, but Naruto has made a groundbreaking change in his relationship with the Nine-Tailed Fox and learns his true name. BLEACH Vol. 55 won't be released in Japan until June 4, 2012.

With VIZ Media's initiative of increasing the publication of these two series, buying these translated in the U.S. shouldn't be that far off. With all the issues I have with some of their publishing and editting practices, I have to applaud them for this.

-Kristoffer Remmell ( FoxxFireArt) is a freelance graphic artist, writer, and over all mystery geek.- Follow for news updates: @ AnimeVicers/ @ FoxxFireArt

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Aha! Now's our chance....to hear a bit more dub work.

The guys over on Giant Bomb recently posted a sneak peek of the English dub for the PERSONA 4 inspired fighter titled PERSONA 4 ARENA. My first impression is that this combat system seems to have a lot more depth than I was originally suspecting. While influence from the anime series is taken in the way of the protagonist's name, this combat leans more on the original game's use of character weapons, and it will include PERSONA 3 characters.

What strikes me the most in this trailer is that Teddie isn't being voiced by Dave Wittenberg, who voiced him in the PERSONA 4 game. I'm also not the only one who noticed that this Teddie sounds more like a high pitched Yuri Lowenthal, who voiced Yosuke Hanamura. This is just a sneak peak at the combat system. It's still highly possible that this wont be the final product for Teddie's voice. That would also explain the A-B-C-D button combination. Despite the fact that PERSONA 4 was a SONY Playstation 2 exclusive title, This game is coming out for arcades, PS3, and XBox 360 -- though, I doubt U.S. arcades are even near their focus. Rise Kujikawa, on the other hand, is still voiced by Laura Bailey for this trailer.

I'm normally not one for fighting games, but this is pretty exciting. Anyone looking forward to this title's August 2012 release?

-Kristoffer Remmell ( FoxxFireArt) is a freelance graphic artist, writer, and over all mystery geek.- Follow for news updates: @ AnimeVicers/ @ FoxxFireArt

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THE BOOK OF BANTORRA, MYSTERIOUS GIRLFRIEND X, MEDAKA BOX, and DUSK MAIDEN OF AMNESIA are just a few of the new series to air this Summer.

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Sexy combat librarians. OK, you have my attention.
Sexy combat librarians. OK, you have my attention.

If you were looking for some more anime series to watch for your summer vacation, The Anime Network announced via Twitter on Monday that seven new series would be added to their ever growing library. Speaking of library, showcase of this announcement was the release of the English dub of THE BOOK OF BANTORRA will be hosted on their website staring on May 4th. This special streaming will be for their paid members only, but the twenty-seven episode series is available now on DVD via Sentai Filmworks at both Amazon.com and Rightstuf.com.

Watch the English dub BOOK OF BANTORRA trailer HERE

The following other releases for The Anime Network will be streamed for free throughout the summer with English subtitles.

Mysterious Girlfriend X
Mysterious Girlfriend X

Mysterious Girlfriend X

Mikoto Urabe is...an odd one. As a fresh transfer student into Akira Tsubaki's class, it's expected for her to be shy at first; what he gets instead is an anti-social loafer that carries scissors in her underwear and breaks out in insane fits of laughter! An innocent kiss throws Tsubaki for a loop, when he discovers that he has become curiously enamored (or addicted) to Urabe, and she knows JUST what to do with him. With a new toy to play with, there's no telling what's in store for Tsubaki, as "swapping spit" takes on a whole new meaning in Mysterious Girlfriend X!

Schedule: May 11, Fridays @ 3 PM EST

Episodes: 12 Episodes

Watch on AN -- HERE

Medaka Box
Medaka Box

Medaka Box

A suggestion box: if you have a problem at school and want someone to help, you add it in the box. Simple, right? Student Council President Medaka Kurokami is about to learn that in her school, things don't go that smoothly. A new entry into the box reveals an unbelievable secret, one that threatens to engulf Medaka and Hakoniwa Academy into it's growing maelstrom. Along with her council members and their strange new found abilities, plus a big problem only they can solve, they're in for a wild ride, because a slip of paper can mean a world of trouble in Medaka Box!

Schedule: Ep. 1 & 2 on May 12, Saturdays @ 2 PM EST

Episodes: 12 Episodes

Watch on AN -- HERE

Kids on the Slope
Kids on the Slope

Kids on the Slope

It’s the summer of 1966 and high school freshman Kaoru Nishimi is struggling to adjust to the latest of many moves in his young life, this time to his uncle’s home in the seaside town of Kyushu. It’s never easy adjusting. But this time will be different. This time he’ll meet friends who’ll change his life forever. And he’ll discover a new passion, one that grabs his heart and rocks him to his very soul. It’s called JAZZ, and together with bad boy Sentaro and music store girl Ritsuko, they’re going to follow their muse to wherever their music takes them! Get ready to be blown away as the acclaimed team behind COWBOY BEBOP reunites for a tale of life, love and all that jazz in THE KIDS ON THE SLOPE!

Schedule: May 13, Sundays @ 2 PM EST

Episodes: 13 Episodes

Watch on AN -- HERE

Tsuritama
Tsuritama

Tsuritama

Yuki is anything but social. Shy and completely inept when it comes to male or female relationships, he suddenly finds himself on a fishing trip with three other boys he barely knows. Each new friend has a strange quirk, one that makes them stand out over the rest, but while they fish, they're in another world. There are lots of different kinds of fish stories, from the “ones that got away” to the “best catches ever,” but whichever way the currents of life take them, for four young men, this trip may turn out to be the biggest whopper ever in Tsuritama!

Schedule: May 14, Mondays @ 3 PM EST

Episodes: 12 Episodes

Watch on AN -- HERE

Dusk Maiden of Amnesia
Dusk Maiden of Amnesia

Dusk Maiden of Amnesia

60 years ago, a young woman was left to die in the abandoned school building behind the exclusive Seikyou Academy. Perhaps it’s not so surprising then, that among Seikyou’s many school clubs is one for students interested in “paranormal investigations.” Unable to remember how she died and trapped in the grey land between life and death, the ghost girl Yuuko latches onto Teiichi Niiya, a freshman who can inexplicably see her, and together they and the other unsuspecting members of the club begin to unravel the many dark mysteries that surround Seikyou. In a tomb of silent classrooms, the answers await in Dusk maiden of Amnesia.

Schedule: Ep. 1 & 2 on May 16, Wednesdays @ 2 PM EST

Episodes: 12 Episodes

Watch on AN -- HERE

Queen's Blade: Rebellion
Queen's Blade: Rebellion

Queen's Blade: Rebellion

There's a fine line between a generous and noble ruler, and an oppressive tyrant heretic: a line easily crossed by the power hungry Queen Claudette. Amidst the chaos of the times, a new generation of warriors will assert themselves and bare their naked fury in open rebellion! the queen holds all the cards, however, with her Amazonian ranks ready and waiting to meet the rebels in open combat. But the incredible wits and assets of the dazzling array of daring damsels willing to risk their gorgeous skins and put their lithesome bodies on line against her, might just expose a few unexpected weaknesses in the queen’s support! The goal is clear and our band of buxom beauties aim to strip the queen from her throne in QUEEN’S BLADE: REBELLION!

Schedule: May 17, Thursdays @ 3 PM EST

Episodes: 12 Episodes

Watch on AN -- HERE

So, are any of you excited to watch any of these particular series. I know some of our members have already been blogging about a few of these and editing the wiki. I hope you'll now support their official broadcasts.

Source: Anime Network Twitter & Mim.io HERE

-Kristoffer Remmell ( FoxxFireArt) is a freelance graphic artist, writer, and over all mystery geek.- Follow for news updates: @ AnimeVicers/ @ FoxxFireArt

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Instead of riding the trapar waves, FUNimation brings you the stream of the new EUREKA 7 anime, and a preview of the latest sci-fi thriller movie.

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PANTY & STOCKING cast news wasn't the only thing to come out of Saturday's Anime Central in Rosemont, Illinois. The U.S. anime distributor FUNimation Entertainment announced two more acquisitions. They include the recent sequel EUREKA 7 AO anime and feature film KING OF THORN. FUNimation will also begin an official stream of EUREKA 7 AO on their website starting this Spring.

King of Thorn
King of Thorn

Not to leave KING OF THORN out of the news, FUNimation also announced their English dub cast for this new movie. Manga Entertainment will be distributing this film in the United Kingdom, and Madman Entertainment in Australia and New Zealand.

FUNimation Synopsis:

King of Thorn: Panic spreads worldwide as the Medousa Virus—a fatal pandemic that solidifies the body to stone—threatens to wipe out the human race. 160 infected individuals are selected to be cryogenically frozen while a cure is developed. Kasumi is one of those chosen for the experimental program. Forced to enter without her twin sister, Shizuku, her distress multiplies when she awakens to find the facility overrun with thick, thorny vines and ravenous monsters. As Kasumi and six others fight a losing battle to escape this labyrinthine nightmare, questions cloud her distorted mind. Where is her sister? Why did their only salvation mutate into a deathtrap? If they survive, how much longer do they have to live?

Learn more at http://www.funimation.com/king-of-thorn

CharacterCast
MarcoPatrick Seitz
KasumiBrina Palencia
KathrineStephanie Young
IvanJohn Swasey
ShizukuAlexis Tipton
RonBob Carter
PeterChristopher Bevins
TimothyLuci Christian
LauraAnastasia Muñoz
WalterTodd Haberkorn
AliceMonica Rial
AlessandroR Bruce Elliott

John Burgmeier is the Head Writer with Patrick Seitz taking on Script Writing, and ADR Direction by Christopher Bevins.

Along with the cast, FUNimation posted an interview with the film's director, Kazuyoshi Katayama; and a sneak peak at the film. I wouldn't suggest watching the last half of this video before bed.

Kazuyoshi Katayama Interview & English Dub Sneak Preview

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KING of THORN Trailer

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Source: FUNimation HERE& HERE

-Kristoffer Remmell ( FoxxFireArt) is a freelance graphic artist, writer, and over all mystery geek.- Follow for news updates: @ AnimeVicers/ @ FoxxFireArt

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