sexta-feira, 29 de junho de 2012

The Screen Team - CAPTAIN AMERICA! (Paródia de Green Day - American Idio...

The Screen Team - Game of Thrones! Legendado PT-Br

The Show Must Go On - cover by Kol HaMishpaha (HD)

domingo, 17 de junho de 2012

【高音質・高画質】 Hacking to the Gate PV

Kalafina - 満天 [Studio LIVE]

Kalafina - to the beginning -TV size- [Studio LIVE]

バンドでシュタインズゲートOP「Hacking to the Gate」を演奏してみた

GATE OF STEINER - Piano-

how to pass U.S. customs [Steins;Gate:Oukoubakko no Poriomania]

Kanako Ito - Sky Clad no Kansokusha

"Hunter x Hunter" Heading into Phantom Troupe Arc, New Cast Members Announced


Source: http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2012/06/09/hunter-x-hunter-heading-into-phantom-troupe-arc-new-cast-members-announced
This summer the current incarnation of Hunter x Hunter anime breaks through into the next arc of the series, and it's a highly anticipated one: the Phantom Troupe arc. Expect to see a whole lot of character development and many serious scenes, especially for Kurapika, as he's out for revenge.
Here are the members of the Troupe and their voices (where announced):
Chrollo Lucilfer, the leader of the Phantom Troupe, is played by Mamoru Miyano (Zange Natsume from Inu X Boku SS, Taichi Mashima from Chihayafuru).
Machi is played by Rena Maeda (roles in Hanasaku Iroha and Ano Natsu de Matteru).
Shizuku is played by Miho Arakawa (Himari Takakura in Mawaru-Penguindrum, small role in Ben-Tō).
Shalnark is played by Noriko Hidaka (Yō Fujino in Star Driver, Taeko Isshiki in The Knight in the Area).
Nobunaga is played by Naoya Uchida (Yūji Endō in Kaiji, Madara Uchiha in Naruto Shippuden).
Pakunoda is played by Romi Park (Temari from Naruto Shippuden, Nana Osaki from Nana).
Franklin is played by Hidenobu Kiuchi (Greville de Blois from Gosick, Hei from Darker Than Black).
Phinks is played by Kenn (Hibito Nanba in Space Brothers, Fumi Roppongi in Miracle Train).
Uvogin is played by Akio Ōtsuka (Black Jack in Black Jack, Rider in Fate/Zero).
Feitan is played by Kappei Yamaguchi (L in Death Note, Teddie in Persona 4: The Animation).
Uncast as of yet are...
Kortopi and Bonolenov
Finally, just in case, here's a spoiler warning for one more member of the group...
Hisoka, who continues to be played by Daisuke Namikawa (Shōta Kazehaya in Kimi ni Todoke, Waver Velvet in Fate/Zero).
Now who is stoked to see the Phantom Troupe in action? The new arc starts July 15th in Japan.

Section23 Films Announces July Slate



CLANNAD: AFTER STORY BLU-RAY Available on July 24th

HOUSTON, 2012 – Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its July slate of releases; including CLANNAD: AFTER STORY. The Complete Collection will be released on BLU-RAY by Section23 client, Sentai Filmworks

Product details follow, in order of release

Coming July 2012

Title: HIDAMARI SKETCH SPECIALS
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 50 min.
Street Date: 7/3/2012
Format: DVD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $14.98

SYNOPSIS: Even though studying at a prestigious art school like Yamabuki is hard work, the girls who live at the Hidamari Apartments always manage to squeeze in time for a little fun and exploration. And when they actually get a day off? Watch out world! Yuno, Sae, Hiro, Miyako and new students Nori and Nazuna return to create another masterpiece of life as art, with all new adventures that include swimming, pajama parties, trips to the art museum and even an all-you-can-eat diner courtesy of the landlady! Of course, there's always a little housework that has to be squeezed in, but with a pinch of resourcefulness and a dash of creativity, even the most onerous of chores can be turned into something magical. Get ready for another illustrious collection of life, laughter and togetherness as Yuno and her friends always put a little love in their art in HIDAMARI SKETCH X SP!

Title: NEEDLESS COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 600 min.
Street Date: 7/3/2012
Format: DVD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $79.98

SYNOPSIS: The year is 2130 and the world has been decimated by a devastating third world war, making the planet a dangerous, apocalyptic hellhole. There is, however, one hope-Adam Blade, a fake priest with big fists and a nasty disposition. Still, he's the closest thing this world's got to a superhero. But like any superhero, he has a weakness. Though in Adam's case, it isn't Kryptonite; it's cuties in sexy little outfits, usually of the schoolgirl variety. Big bloody battles and a liberal dose of fan-service have made Needless one of the craziest, most action-packed anime series in years. And now every episode of Needless is right here-so you can get what you want and what you need in one complete series!

Title: NEEDLESS COMPLETE COLLECTION BLU-RAY
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 600 min.
Street Date: 7/3/2012
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $89.98

SYNOPSIS: The year is 2130 and the world has been decimated by a devastating third world war, making the planet a dangerous, apocalyptic hellhole. There is, however, one hope-Adam Blade, a fake priest with big fists and a nasty disposition. Still, he's the closest thing this world's got to a superhero. But like any superhero, he has a weakness. Though in Adam's case, it isn't Kryptonite; it's cuties in sexy little outfits, usually of the schoolgirl variety. Big bloody battles and a liberal dose of fan-service have made Needless one of the craziest, most action-packed anime series in years. And now every episode of Needless is right here-so you can get what you want and what you need in one complete series!

Title MAHOROMATIC ULTIMATE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 725 min.
Street Date: 7/10/2012
Format: DVD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98

SYNOPSIS: Mahoro has just 398 days left to live. A military android created by VESPER to combat the alien menace of the Saint, her operational lifecycle is winding down when, with just over a year to go, she is given the choice to retire from active service and do anything she wishes in her last days. Her unexpected choice, however, is to serve as maid and bodyguard to a very surprised teenage boy! But Suguru Misato isn't just any teenager. He's the son of Mahoro's former commander and is already in the crosshairs of the aliens! However, Mahoro isn't any ordinary combat android either. Using captured Saint technology, her creators may have given her something no android has ever had before: a soul. From the legendary Studio Gainax (NEON GENESIS EVANGELION) comes an amazing saga of life, love and combat! And the complete epic tale, including two new, never before released episodes, is collected here for the first time in MAHOROMATIC - THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION!

Title: MAHOROMATIC: I'M HOME!
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 50 min.
Street Date: 7/10/2012
Format: DVD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $29.98

SYNOPSIS: As Mahoro's life timer rapidly approaches her two hundred and fiftieth day, a more joyous chronological observance occurs to distract her: the 120th anniversary of the founding of the town of Hiryushi. And as part of the celebration, Suguru, Miyuki, Hamaji and several other friends have come up with the perfect tribute: a Maid Café! Unfortunately, their Maid Café may end up completely Maid-less, as Mahoro and Minawa are attacked by Management forces under the command of Feldrance! For all those who've longed for just a little more Mahoro, prepare to return to the world of the hit series once more in this very special side story- Mahoromatic: I'm Home!

Title: BOOK OF BANTORRA COLLECTION 2
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 350 min.
Street Date: 7/17/2012
Format: DVD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $59.98

SYNOPSIS: As the Shindeki Church marches forward with their plans of conquest, Hamyuts Maseta and the Armed Librarians continue to struggle against them. However, the path to victory is a long and dangerous one, not easily navigated. Along the way, friends will be lost, new allies gained and blood will assuredly be shed. With the whole world seemingly turned against them and the Library facing its darkest hour, does Hamyuts still have a trick or two up her sleeve? Find out in the exciting final chapters of The Book of Bantorra Collection 2!

Title: PSYCHIC SQUAD COLLECTION 2
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 325 min.
Street Date: 7/17/2012
Format: DVD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $49.98

SYNOPSIS: Growing up is hard enough for most girls, but for Class 7 espers Kaoru, Shiho and Aoi, who have to do it while also protecting the world as part of B.A.B.E.L., it's even rougher. It's bad enough that they're feared by most of the population just for being what they are, but when they also have to act as police against other older and more experienced espers AND still go to school, they're getting an early education into how unfair the real world can be. And just to make matters worse, now there's an esper vigilante to deal with and a new mysterious organization called P.A.N.D.R.A. on the rise. Can the girls' highly put-upon supervisor and guardian Minamoto keep his charges from losing control in every possible sense? The action continues as three little girls with Class 7 sized growing pains threaten to bring down the house in the second mind-blowing collection of PSYCHIC SQUAD!

Title: CLANNAD: AFTER STORY COMPLETE COLLECTION BLU-RAY
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 625 min.
Street Date: 7/24/2012
Format: BD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $89.98

SYNOPSIS: A few months have passed since Tomoya declared his love to Nagisa. Now their relationship is entering a new phase, and neither is quite sure where it will take them. As their friends move on to lives of their own, Tomoya and Nagisa get ready to start a family of their own. But Nagisa's health has always been precarious, and an event that should bring nothing but joy delivers tragedy instead. Now Tomoya must learn to accept the bitter with the sweet and to understand that the most important thing is to hold onto love, no matter what. Don't miss the heartbreak and triumph of the masterful conclusion to one of the most beloved anime series ever in CLANNAD: AFTER STORY!

Title: THE KUNOICHI
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 65 min.
Street Date: 7/24/2012
Format: DVD
Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $19.98

SYNOPSIS: As the long, brutal and bloody war between the Iga and Koga ninja wages on, it is the women of the rival clans who pay the heaviest price. The kunoichi must fight alongside their fathers and brothers, they must bury their sons and their husbands, and when captured themselves, are denied an honorable death and instead reduced to sex slaves for the purpose of slaking the savage and twisted desires of their former foes. But when Iga warriors Shimotsuki and Hyotsu kidnap four Koga women, they soon learn that killing the beautiful ninja girl Kisaragi would have been a far wiser course of action. For a kunoichi is never unarmed, even when naked, and Kisaragi is deadlier than most. Rising martial arts superstar and Japanese Karate champion Rina Takeda explodes into action as prey becomes the hunter in THE KUNOICHI!.

Title: THE DEVIL'S FEAST
Published by: Switchblade Pictures
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 67 min.
Street Date: 7/31/2012
Format: DVD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $19.98

SYNOPSIS: When the beautiful Kumiko joins the editorial desk at a small local newspaper, the most deeply kept secrets of the rich and powerful leader of a religious cult suddenly begin finding their way into print in blistering exposes. Scandalous exposes which have even more shocking repercussions for the paper's sales manager, Okomoto, and his elegant wife Shizuyo. Ensnared in the escalating war of wits and chains between the sadistic cult master and Kumiko, his former sex slave, Shizuyo finds herself strung in the rope bonds of a ruthless game that mixes sensuality with humiliation. Could it be that Shizuyo's only hope of release may come in the form of her own husband's mistress? Or is that exactly what the Devil has been planning on all along? From the novels of the late, legendary SM Master Oniroku Dan, prepare to be served a dark and unsettling vision of twisted lust and inhuman bondage: THE DEVIL'S FEAST!

Title: HATSUKOI LIMITED COMPLETE COLLECTION
Published by: Sentai Filmworks
Distributed by: Section23 Films
Run Time: 300 min.
Street Date: 7/31/2012
Format: DVD
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
SRP: $49.98

SYNOPSIS: Romance is a funny thing: you hear about it, read about and dream about it, but it always seems to elude you… until it actually happens, in a way you never imagined it, and knocks you off your feet! At least, that's how it SEEMS to feel to young Ayumi and her friends, all just entering the eighth grade, as, one by one, they discover that love is infectious and you can catch it from anyone! Now Ayumi's torn between two brothers, Koyoi has an altogether different kind of brother issue and budding theatrical impresario Sumire seems ready to do anything to land her leading man. Then there's tom-boy Rika, aspiring artist Nao, Kei, who's very 'mature' for her age and older girl Misaki who really IS more mature. Oh, and the guys? They're just as clueless and entangled in the complex web of relationships that's called growing up! That most infections of all ailments, the 'love bug,' is about to bowl over the student body of an entire school in HATUSUKOI LIMITED!

About Section23 Films:
Section23 Films provides home video marketing and distribution services for a variety of companies, including Sentai Filmworks, Switchblade Pictures, Maiden Japan and AEsir Holdings. With its special focus on genre entertainment, Section23 Films distributes some of the very best anime, martial arts, and horror titles on the market today.

X JAPAN Wins The "Best International Band" Award At The Golden Gods Awards



2012 - X Japan took home the award for Best International Band Wednesday night at the Golden Gods Awards, after becoming the first Asian band to ever be nominated for a Golden Gods Award.

The band beat out internationally acclaimed Rammstein (Germany), Lacuna Coil (Italy), Sepultura (Brazil), Behemoth (Poland), and Meshuggah (Sweden).

"Thank you Revolver. Thank you so much for recognizing us," said Yoshiki, leader of X Japan, who was present at the ceremony to accept the award.

“Some people might have heard of us, we're from Japan. Well, our band name is X Japan. We toured North America in 2010, and did our first world tour last year. Now we are finishing our first worldwide debut album. And we are planning on doing another world tour soon. And to our beloved fans: Thank you so much for your support, we are going to keep on rocking. And we fucking love you.”

Held at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles, the fourth annual Golden Gods awards handed out 11 awards Wednesday night. Other winners included Avenged Sevenfold, Slash, Korn, and Evanescence. The Black Carpet and Show was broadcasted on X Box Live and will be aired again this year on VH1.

The show coincided with the opening of the Grammy Museum's new exhibit, Golden Gods: The History of Heavy Metal, which will run through February 2013.

Sentai Filmworks Licenses New Watanabe/Kanno Team Up "Kids On The Slope"




HOUSTON, April 12, 2012— Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce the acquisition of one of the most anticipated animated series of the decade, KIDS ON THE SLOPE, the long awaited reunion of the team behind COWBOY BEBOP and MACROSS PLUS, director Shinichiro Watanabe (SAMURAI CHAMPLOO, THE ANIMATRIX ) and composer Yoko Kanno (RAHXEPHON, ESCAFLOWNE, GHOST IN THE SHELL S.A.C.). Produced for Fuji Televisions prestigious Noitamina block and based on the manga “Sakamichi no Apollon” by Yuki Kodama, the 12 episode series' already blockbuster list of production credits grows even more impressive with the addition of character designer Nobuteru Yuki (RECORD OF LODOSS WAR, ESCAFLOWNE, BATTLE ANGEL) and scripting by Yuko Kakihara (PERSONA 4-THE ANIMATION, TAYUTAMA-KISS ON MY DIETY,) and his second season collaborator on Disney's STITCH! anime series, Ayako Kato. There is perhaps no better summation of the astonishing caliber of talent assembled for this project than Ms. Kodama's own words: “When it comes to adapting this manga to anime, I can say with no reservations that the series has been blessed with a brilliant combination of staff members that couldn't be any better.”

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. It's never easy fitting in.

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 a music. A beat. A whole new way of looking at life. 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! You think garage bands are something new? Think again and travel to a time when dreams and a couple of musical instruments really could change the world! 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!

THE KIDS ON THE SLOPE will begin release through select digital outlets soon with a home video release on DVD & BD to follow.

About Noitamina: With a top rated late-night anime time slot and major advertising sponsorship from Japan's largest corporations, Fuji Television's prestigious Noitamina block was designed to drive creativity and innovation in the art of anime. Assembling high profile teams of creators to produce eight new half hour series per annum, from both famous literary works and original concepts, Noitamina has consistently produced unique and innovative programming that pushes the boundaries of animation to its edge and beyond.

About Sentai Filmworks:
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like Highschool of the Dead, Towa no Quon, Samurai Girls, Guin Saga, Needless and Angel Beats! as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks' programs can be found on home video distributed by Ingram Entertainment, Baker & Taylor, Section23Films, The Right Stuf and other good and fine distributors. Digital product offerings may be found at iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Zune Marketplace, Anime Network, PLAYSTATION Network, Android Market and YouTube.
www.sentai-filmworks.com

sábado, 16 de junho de 2012

Sentai Filmworks Licenses "Mysterious Girlfriend X"



HOUSTON, 2012— Just when you thought it couldn't get any weirder, Sentai Filmworks proudly announces its acquisition of a tale of strange, sticky bonds and slobbering repercussions: Riichi Ueshiba's Mysterious Girlfriend X! Featuring direction by Ayumu Watanabe (Space Brothers), music by Tomoki Hasegawa (D.N.Angel, NANA) and character designs by Kenichi Konishi (Bokurano, Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos), Mysterious Girlfriend X is sure to be a hit with any self-respecting salivator.

When the oddly peculiar Mikoto Urabe transfers into Akira Tsubaki's class, he finds that life has thrown him the weirdest curve ball ever. Because while Urabe may be an anti-social loner who sleeps on her desk, carries a pair of scissors in her underwear and breaks out in sudden fits of insane laughter, there's something about her that Tsubaki just can't quite put his finger on. Until he accidentally puts his finger in it, and suddenly the phrase “sharing spit with a girl” takes on an entirely new meaning! Before he can wipe her drool off his face, Tsubaki is mysteriously addicted to Urabe, which isn't half as strange as the fact that she not only finds this normal, but already seems to have plans for her new drooling boyfriend. So can a girl spitting in your face ever be a GOOD thing? Is this relationship bound for disaster or great expectorations? Find out as Urabe puts a spittle love in Tsubaki's heart and things get REALLY bizarre in the most dysfunctional bodily functional anime ever: Mysterious Girlfriend X!

Mysterious Girlfriend X will begin release through select digital outlets soon with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks:
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like Highschool of the Dead, Towa no Quon, Samurai Girls, Guin Saga, Needless and Angel Beats! as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks' programs can be found on home video distributed by Ingram Entertainment, Baker & Taylor, Section23Films, The Right Stuf and other good and fine distributors. Digital product offerings may be found at iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Zune Marketplace, Anime Network, PLAYSTATION Network, Android Market and YouTube.
www.sentai-filmworks.com

Madman Acquires Berserk: The Golden Age Arc Anime Feature Trilogy


MELBOURNE, 2012: Madman is proud to announce it has acquired the Berserk: The Golden Age Arc anime feature films for distribution in Australia and New Zealand.

An epic action-adventure tale set against a dark, European-inspired medieval fantasy world, Berserk follows the story of Guts, a lone mercenary renowned for his ferocity and unmatched in battle - especially when armed with his imposing sword, a towering blade as tall as he. His destiny is to eventually become ‘The Black Swordsman’ and he will face untold horrors in battle.

In the first film of the ‘Golden Age Arc’ trilogy - The Egg of the King - Guts' actions in combat capture the attention of Griffith, leader of the mercenary group ‘The Band of the Hawk’. Griffith soon moves to recruit Guts into their ranks, but despite a slew of victories and successes, Guts begins to questions Griffith's true purpose, whose ambition may lead them both to a horrible fate.

Produced by the highly-respected Studio 4°C (Mind Game, Spriggan) and based on Kentaro Miura's bestselling manga series, Berserk: The Golden Age Arc takes the much loved Berserk franchise into a bold and exciting new direction – with cutting edge animation, intricately detailed swordplay and a gripping storyline.

The Berserk manga series has consistently topped Japanese sales charts since it first hit shelves in the late 80s and has sold over 30 million copies worldwide. The original 1997 anime series is also still a long-time fan favourite.

All three films from the Berserk: The Golden Age Arc trilogy will be released in late 2012 through 2013

Sentai Filmworks Licenses "Medaka Box"



HOUSTON, April 16, 2012 — Sentai Filmworks is pleased to announce its acquitsition of MEDAKA BOX, the newest production of the famed Gainax studio (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Gurren Laggan). Featuring series composition and direction by (Shouji Saeki (He Is My Master, This Ugly Yet Beautiful World) and music by Tatsuya Katou (Samurai Girls, Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere), MEDAKA BOX is sure to prove that good intentions don't always matter.

When newly elected Student Council President Medaka Kurokami institutes her idea for a suggestion box where people can submit problems that need to be solved, she's expecting things like rescuing lost puppies and giving advice. What she and her best friend Zenkichi find instead, however, are the first hints of an unbelievable secret, and their school, Hakoniwa Academy, and Medaka herself are somehow at the very center of the growing maelstrom! As what seemed like an innocent past time turns into a dangerous game, Medaka and her recruits to the Student Council discover new depths to both themselves and their own unexpected abilities. And then things get REALLY out of control! Get ready for a battle royal unlike anything you've ever seen before as the simple power of suggestion unlocks the secrets of MEDAKA BOX!

MEDAKA BOX will begin release through select digital outlets soon with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks:
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like Highschool of the Dead, Towa no Quon, Samurai Girls, Guin Saga, Needless and Angel Beats! as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks' programs can be found on home video distributed by Ingram Entertainment, Baker & Taylor, Section23Films, The Right Stuf and other good and fine distributors. Digital product offerings may be found at iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Zune Marketplace, Anime Network, PLAYSTATION Network, Android Market and YouTube.
www.sentai-filmworks.com

Sentai Filmworks Licenses "Tsuritama"




HOUSTON, 2012 — Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce their latest catch: Kenji Nakamura's (Ayakashi – Samurai Horror Tales) tsuritama. Originally airing in Fuji Television's prestigious Noitamina block, tsuritama is sure to be the catch of the day.

You can't catch fish if you don't go fishing, and you can't make friends if you don't at least try. Which is how relationship-challenged student Yuki finds himself on a fishing trip to a tiny island with three other boys he barely knows. Well, two other boys and Haru, who claims that he's an alien. Not that constantly stewing Natsuki or mysterious Akira are any more likely as prospects for good companionship. But there's something about fishing that makes it unlike any other pastime, and maybe that quiet sense of companionship and hopeful expectation is just what Yuki needs to start charting the unfamiliar waters of personal connections. Or maybe it will turn out that Haru's right and they're going to have to save the entire planet. 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!

tsuritama will begin release through select digital outlets soon with a home video release to follow.

About Noitamina: With a top rated late-night anime time slot and major advertising sponsorship from Japan's largest corporations, Fuji Television's prestigious Noitamina block was designed to drive creativity and innovation in the art of anime. Assembling high profile teams of creators to produce eight new half hour series per annum, from both famous literary works and original concepts, Noitamina has consistently produced unique and innovative programming that pushes the boundaries of animation to its edge and beyond.

About Sentai Filmworks:
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like Highschool of the Dead, Towa no Quon, Samurai Girls, Guin Saga, Needless and Angel Beats! as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks' programs can be found on home video distributed by Ingram Entertainment, Baker & Taylor, Section23Films, The Right Stuf and other good and fine distributors. Digital product offerings may be found at iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Zune Marketplace, Anime Network, PLAYSTATION Network, Android Market and YouTube.

Nozomi Entertainment Announces Rental Magica, Pt. 1

First half of series available as a value-priced DVD set on Aug. 7, 2012

GRIMES, Iowa, April 18, 2012 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and its Nozomi Entertainment division are pleased to announce the RENTAL MAGICA, Pt. 1 DVD set will be available on August 7, 2012.

This new, value-priced DVD set will offer the first 12 episodes of Rental Magica in both “broadcast order,” as seen on Japanese television (and the Japanese DVD release), and “chronological order,” according to the timeline presented in the novels that served as the series' inspiration. It will be housed in a single DVD keepcase.

“a fun series that looks good and is filled with interesting characters”
– Chris Beveridge, The Fandom Post

A supernatural action-adventure, Rental Magica is set in a world where magical organizations – staffed by specialists wielding both Eastern and Western disciplines – vie for work, prestige and power.

Written by Makoto Sanda and illustrated by pako, the Rental Magica novel series currently spans more than 21 volumes and was named “Best Action Story” by Japanese fans as part of the 2007 Light Novel Awards. It debuted in 2004, and it was serialized in Kadokawa Shoten's magazine The Sneaker, alongside the novels that inspired The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and Trinity Blood anime series. Manga interpretations of Rental Magica also appeared in the shoujo (girls') anthology Asuka and the shounen (boys') anthology Comp Ace.

Rental Magica's anime adaptation features direction by Itsuro Kawasaki (Sengoku Basara, The Legend of the Legendary Heroes), series composition by Mamiko Ikeda (Emma: A Victorian Romance, Maid Sama!), animation character design by Minako Shiba (Black Butler, .hack//SIGN), and animation production by ZEXCS (Our Home's Fox Diety, Chrome Shelled Regios).

Its vocal cast is led by Jun Fukuyama (“Lelouch” in Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, “Lawrence” in Spice and Wolf, and “Sōta” in Wagnaria!!), Kana Ueda (“Yumi” in Maria Watches Over Us, “Rin” in Fate/stay night, “Mikan” in Gakuen Alice), Mikako Takahashi (“Amy” in Burst Angel, “Ayumi Yamada” in Honey and Clover), and Junichi Suwabe (“Archer” in Fate/stay night, “Greed” in Fullmetal Alchemist, “Takashi” in Highschool of the Dead).

Visit rentalmagica.rightstuf.com for more information about Rental Magica, to view the trailers and to pre-order the new DVD set.

About RENTAL MAGICA, Pt. 1

Destroying supernatural monsters… dispelling dark magic… It's all in a day's work for the mages of Astral! However, after the mysterious disappearance of the company president, they're left in a lurch. His son, Itsuki Iba, begrudgingly fills in, but Itsuki's unfamiliarity with magic could spell bad news for Astral – especially with their rival Goetia vying for the very same contracts. As the jobs grow ever more dangerous, they soon find that staying in business is the least of their worries. Episodes 1-12 in both “broadcast” and “chronological” orders.

RENTAL MAGICA, Pt. 1
Format: DVD (Litebox)
Pre-Book: 7/10/2012
Street Date: 8/7/2012
Runtime: 525 minutes
Genre: Drama / Supernatural / Action
Suggested Rating: 13+

Audio: Japanese (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
Subtitles: English subtitles and English on-screen translations
Video: 16:9 Letterboxed, Color
Catalog #: RSDVD1274
ISBN: 1-57032-716-5
UPC: 7-42617-1274-2-7
SRP: $39.99

Discs/Set: 4
Case Quantity: 30

Features:
View episodes in both “broadcast order,” as seen on Japanese TV (and the Japanese DVD release), and “chronological order,” according to the timeline presented in the novels. PLUS: Character bios; special promo 1; commercial spot 1; clean opening 1; clean closing 1; Rental Magica, Pt. 2 trailer; and Nozomi trailers.

 RENTAL MAGICA © 2007 MAKOTO SANDA/pako/KADOKAWA SHOTEN/Rental Magica Partners.

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

ABOUT RIGHT STUF, INC.
Currently celebrating its 24th 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 Right Stuf.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, Ninja Nonsense, The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye, Emma: A Victorian Romance, Maria Watches Over Us, ARIA, Gakuen Alice, Rental Magica, Dirty Pair, Junjō Romantica and Revolutionary Girl Utena , 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

Sentai Filmworks Licenses "Dusk Maiden of Amnesia"




HOUSTON, 2012— Join Sentai Filmworks for a mystery that must be solved from beyond the grave as they announce the North American licensing of Dusk Maiden of Amnesia. Director Shin Oonuma (ef: a tale of memories, ef: a tale of melodies) and character designer Yukiko Ban (.hack//SIGN) bring original creator Maybe's tale of death and haunting to life.

60 years ago, a young woman was left to die in the abandoned school building behind the exclusive Seikyou Academy. No one knows why. No one knows how. But the horrifying tale and the legends of the ghostly haunting that followed live on to this day. Perhaps it's not so surprising then, that among Seikyou's many school clubs is one for students interested in “paranormal investigations.” What might raise more than a few hairs, however, is that the founder of the club is the ghost herself. Unable to remember how she died and trapped in the grey land between life and death, Yūko 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. Will unlocking the secret of Yūko's gruesome death finally free her? Or will her sudden close association with a mortal have even stranger repercussions on both of their existences? In a tomb of silent classrooms, the answers await in Dusk Maiden of Amnesia.

Dusk Maiden of Amnesia will begin release through select digital outlets soon with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks:
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like Highschool of the Dead, Towa no Quon, Samurai Girls, Guin Saga, Needless and Angel Beats! as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks' programs can be found on home video distributed by Ingram Entertainment, Baker & Taylor, Section23Films, The Right Stuf and other good and fine distributors. Digital product offerings may be found at iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Zune Marketplace, Anime Network, PLAYSTATION Network, Android Market and YouTube.

Hidetaka Tenjin Appearing at Otakon 2012



Baltimore, MD – We are proud to announce that illustrator Hidetaka Tenjin is coming to Otakon 2012!

With no formal art training, Tenjin has staked his claim as one of the premier illustrators in Japan, having drafted mechanical art for the Macross, Gundam, and Space Battleship Yamato franchises. This artwork includes model box covers, DVD covers, art books, and mechanical designs for some of the later shows.

Tenjin began drawing Macross' signature fighter, the VF-1 Valkyrie, while he was still in college for a personal fansite. His love extended to doing pinups for the “Macross Chronicle”, a weekly fan publication, which eventually led to doing work for another fan publication, the “Space Battleship Yamato Fact File.” Since then, Tenjin has illustrated the box art for several Gundam Master Grade model kits for Bandai and the cover for the PlayStation 2 game Gradius V.

Tenjin's earlier works also led to him to become the main visual artist or special effects artist for numerous animé including Macross Zero, Macross Frontier, Hellsing Ultimate, Gundam Evolve, the Saint Seiya movie, and Genesis of Aquarion. This year, Tenjin can be found as the cover artist of the Japanese version of Sony's Starhawk and as the mecha artist of the TV series, DVD/ BD packaging covers and promotional artwork for Aquarion Evol.

Otakon 2012 will be held July 27 – 29 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

ABOUT OTAKON AND OTAKORP, INC.: Now entering its nineteenth year, Otakon is an annual celebration of Japanese and East Asian popular culture, and also one of the largest gatherings of fans in the United States. Otakon celebrates popular culture as a gateway to deeper understanding of Asian culture, and has grown along with the enthusiasm for anime, manga, video games, and music from the Far East. Since 1999, Otakon has been held in Baltimore, Maryland; currently, Otakon is one of Baltimore's few large, city-wide events, drawing over 31,000 individual members for three days each year (for a paid attendance of over 85,000 turnstile attendees). Otakon is a membership based convention sponsored by Otakorp, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based, 501(c)3 educational non-profit whose mission is to promote the appreciation of Asian culture, primarily through its media and entertainment. Otakorp, Inc. is directed by an all-volunteer, unpaid staff – we are run by fans, for fans.

For more information about Otakorp, Inc., see www.otakon.com/otakorp/index.asp For more information and the latest news on Otakon 2012, see www.otakon.com

FUNimation Entertainment Announces New Acquisitions at Anime Central

Flower Mound, TX – April 28, 2012 -FUNimation Entertainment announced today at Anime Central it has acquired the home media rights to the feature film King of Thorn and series Eureka 7: AO (Astral Ocean).

In addition, FUNimation has acquired the simulcasts rights for Eureka 7: AO. Full episodes will begin on www.funimation.com during spring 2012.

A brief synopsis for each series is listed below:

Eureka 7: AO (Astral Ocean) –


The story is set on Okinawa's isolated island of Iwado, which has seen a growing movement advocating a return to an autonomous government. Ao Fukai, a 13-year- old boy with a missing father, lives on the island with an old doctor named Toshio and is about to enter middle school. Ao's mother was taken away a decade ago by unknown individuals. Naru Arata, Ao's 13-year-old childhood friend and the story's heroine, lives with her father, older sister, and grandmother. She has a "Yuta" power awakened within her due to an incident when she was young. A mysterious entity called "Secret" suddenly appears and launches an attack on the Scub Coral lifeform on the island. Ao launches a certain military FP called "Nirvash" aboard a Japanese military transport in his fervent desire to protect the island.

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?

About FUNimation® Entertainment

FUNimation® Entertainment is the leading anime company in North America. FUNimation has a proven formula for launching and advancing brands. They manage a full spectrum of rights for most of their brands including broadcasting, licensing, production, internet, and home video sales and distribution. For more information about FUNimation Entertainment and its brands, visit www.funimation.com.

Bunny Drop Releases In North America This August

Santa Ana, CA (April 28, 2012) – NIS America, Inc. announced today that Bunny Drop Complete Series Premium Edition will release in North America this August. The series consists of 11 episodes on 2 Blu-rays and 2 DVDs. The premium edition comes in a highly collectible sturdy slipcase with the hardcover art book depicting the various joys and tribulations Daikichi & Rin experience during their first year together. Available at select online retailers: Right Stuf, The Anime Corner Store, Anime Pavilion, Anime Castle, and NIS America's Online Store.

Bunny Drop Complete Series Premium Edition

About Bunny Drop: Daikichi, a 30-year-old bachelor, meets the 6-year-old girl Rin at his grandfather Souichi's funeral. It is there that Daikichi and his family learn that Rin is Souichi's direct descendant. When the topic of who would care for her comes up, the family shirks all responsibility of raising this "shameful" child. Reacting emotionally, Daikichi declares his intention to take Rin into his home. This is the story of two very different individuals coming together under one roof and learning what it means to be a family, an experience that teaches Daikichi what it means to be a parent.

Anime Production by Production I.G Past projects: (Kimi ni Todoke - From Me to You-, Ghost in the Shell, Eden of the East)

TITLE: Bunny Drop Complete Series Premium Edition
ITEM #: BNY1-BDS-US-PE
UPC: 813633012131
AGE RATING: Everyone
SRP: $69.99
RELEASE DATE: August 7, 2012
LENGTH: 11 eps / approx. 251 mins

Cast
Ayu Matsuura as Rin Kaga (Welcome to THE SPACE SHOW)
Hiroshi Tsuchida as Daikichi Kawachi (Natsume's Book of Friends)
Kana Ueda as Haruko Maeda (Fate/Zero, Hayate the Combat Butler, Gurren Lagann)
Nanako Sudō as Reina Maeda (Squid Girl)

About the extras—art book and bonus features: - Bunny Drop Complete Series Premium Edition comes with a hardcover art book (full color, 28 pages)
titled Rin's First Year featuring story/character information and luscious art.
- 4 bonus episodes
- Clean opening and ending for each episode (ending sequence produced by GekidanInuCurry)
- Bunny Drop Japanese commercial

About NIS America

NIS America is a subsidiary of Nippon Ichi Software, Inc., a Japanese company famous for its unique line of strategy RPGs including titles such as Disgaea, Prinny, and Z.H.P. In 2003, NIS America was established in Southern California to publish exciting and innovative game titles for North America. Today, NIS America has expanded to bring various products from Japan, like video games, animation, and collectable items. NIS America's team members devote themselves to the fans. Our respect for our fans is at the heart of everything we do. As a growing strategy RPG publisher in the U.S., we are committed to continuous improvement and dedication.

CONTACT: 1221 E. Dyer Road. Suite 100, Santa Ana, CA 92705, 714-540-1122

For more information, visit NISAmerica.com

© 2011 Yumi Unita / Shodensha/ Usagi Drop Committee © 2012 NIS America, Inc. All rights reserved.

Studio Ghibli's Latest Masterpiece – Arrietty Comes To DVD & Blu-Ray




Madman proudly presents the visually stunning new animated feature from the world-renowned Studio Ghibli – ARRIETTY, available on DVD ($29.95srp) and Blu-Ray ($39.95srp), May 23, 2012.

ARRIETTY is the story of the Clock family – the youngest of which is 14-year-old Arrietty – a race of ‘little people’ living beneath the floorboards of a sprawling mansion, hidden in a luscious garden in the suburbs of Tokyo. Everything they have, they borrow - or make from the things they have borrowed – but in order to survive in anonymity, they must do so sparingly and carefully, choosing only discrete items that will never be noticed.

One fateful day, their peaceful existence is interrupted by the arrival of Sho, a poorly young boy who has moved into the mansion while he waits for urgent medical treatment. The adventurous Arrietty is intrigued by him, and despite her parents' warnings about the dangers of being seen by big people, she accidentally allows herself to be discovered by Sho. Before long, the two begin to confide in each other and a friendship begins to blossom.

Based on Mary Norton's much-loved children's book, The Borrowers, and written for the screen by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker, Hayao Miyazaki, ARRIETTY is a magical family adventure, and in the true Studio Ghibli fashion, has universal appeal for young and old alike.

The DVD and Blu-Ray releases include both the original Japanese language (with English subtitles) and English dubbed versions of the film – with the English dubbed version featuring a stellar line-up of U.K. voice talent, including Saoirse Ronan (HANNA, THE LOVELY BONES), Olivia Colman (HOT FUZZ, THE IRON LADY), Mark Strong (KICK-ASS, TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY), Geraldine McEwan (ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THEIVES, THE MAGDALENE SISTERS) and more.

To celebrate the release of ARRIETTY on DVD & Blu-Ray, Madman are offering samples of the film for reviews and giveaways, as well as Studio Ghibli back-catalogue titles for prize packs. To secure yours, please contact Madman Publicity on the details provided below.

 For a full list of Studio Ghibli DVDs and Blu-Rays, visit: www.madman.com.au/studioghibli

ARRIETTY will be released on DVD ($29.95srp) and Blu-Ray ($39.95srp) on May 23, 2012.

Sentai Filmworks Licenses "Upotte!"






HOUSTON, May 02, 2012 — Forget about girls WITH guns, Sentai Filmworks is pleased to announce their acquisition of Upotte!!, the show that's all about girls who ARE guns! Upotte!! features the scripts by Naruhisa Arakawa (Listen To Me, Girls! I am Your Father, Blue Seed), direction by Takao Kato (To Love Ru, Pandora Hearts) and character designs by Akio Takami (Buso Renkin, Steam Detectives).

Kiss kiss, bang bang! The arms race takes on a startling new development when the arms come with heads, legs and very feminine bodies attached! Yes, at Seishou Academy every girl is literally a lethal weapon, and they're all gunning for the top shot at getting their own personal serviceman! Needless to say, it's going to be difficult for newly recruited human instructor Genkoku to adjust to working with a living arsenal of high caliber cuties with tricky names like FNC (Funko,) M 16A4 (Ichiroku,) L85A1 (Eru,) and SG 550 (Shigu,). Especially since many have hair triggers and there's no bulletproof vest that can stop a really determined coed! He'll have to rewrite the operator's manual on student/teacher relationships, and pray that his job description won't include having to field strip and reassemble one of his cadets in the dark. But unfortunately (for him,) FNC's already thinking about becoming HIS personal weapon, and she usually gets what she aims for! Get ready for explosive situations, amour piercing rounds, cheap shots galore and one VERY shell-shocked homeroom instructor in UPOTTE!

UPOTTE! will begin release through select digital outlets soon with a home video release to follow.

About Sentai Filmworks:
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like Highschool of the Dead, Towa no Quon, Samurai Girls, Guin Saga, Needless and Angel Beats! as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks' programs can be found on home video distributed by Ingram Entertainment, Baker & Taylor, Section23Films, The Right Stuf and other good and fine distributors. Digital product offerings may be found at iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Zune Marketplace, Anime Network, PLAYSTATION Network, Android Market and YouTube.
www.sentai-filmworks.com