This Week in CRNews: License Explosion Edition

Hot news, big features, and stories you may have missed!

Welcome back to the weekly recap following a brief hiatus! What a weekend it's been, with Sentai Filmworks snatching up a bunch of anime licenses, and Crunchyroll lighting up some of their own. In fact, that seems to have been the theme of the whole week, and it's only going to get hotter from here on out. Let us know what fall anime you're most looking forward to in the comments; after you dig into the news recap, of course!


Below you'll find a bevy of hot stories, features and video posted throughout the week. But that's not all. We've also compiled a few stories we missed, so be sure to check those out, as well. 


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Toonami Expands to Six Hours

"Gintama" Returns to Crunchyroll for Fall 2012 Anime Season

Crunchyroll to Launch App on Xbox Live!

VIDEO: "Cuddle Cafe" Opens in Tokyo



Nintendo Confirms Wii U Region Lock

Aniplex of America Announces "Garden of Sinners" Limited Edition DVD Details

"Bayonetta 2" Would Not Exist Without Nintendo

Full Body Look at "Mass Effect 3" Commander Shepard Bishoujo Statue

London "Princess Mononoke" Stage Plays Sell Out Almost a Year in Advance

"Blade of the Immortal" Manga to End This Year

Crunchyroll Adds Season Two of "Ef: A Tale of Memories" Anime

Platinum Games' Inaba: The West Has Tons of Terrible Developers Too

Crunchyroll Adds "Hiiro no Kakera" Season 2 to Anime Lineup

"Madoka Magica" Movie Run Lengths Revealed

GameStop Cuts Off Wii U Pre-Orders Due to Overwhelming Demand

Saban Acquires "Digimon" Anime Franchise

"Medaka Box" Makes Promotional Crossovers With "Binbogami Ga!" and "Gintama"

Nintendo Comes Packin' 23 Wii U Launch Titles on Day One

FUNimation Announces December Release Slate

Early Look at P.A. Works' Original Anime "Nagi no Asu Kara"

Men Arrested for Using People with Disabilities to Make Pirated Evangelion Goods

"Saint Young Men" To Be Adapted As Anime Movie

"Nozoki Ana" Anime Adaptation Announced

Capcom Considers "Resident Evil 2" Remake with Enough Fan Support

Viz Media Licenses "K" Anime

"Hanasaku Iroha Home Sweet Home" Anime Movie Scheduled for March 2013

Crunchyroll to Stream "Hayate no Gotoku! Can’t Take My Eyes Off You" Anime

Crunchyroll to Stream "Shin Sekai Yori" (From the New World) Anime

Illegal Anime Uploader Called "God" Arrested by Police

"Metal Gear Rising" Special Edition Packs Shocking Sword Lamp

Sentai Filmworks Licenses Madhouse's "BTOOOM!" Anime

Sentai Filmworks to Stream "Highschool of the Dead" OVA




Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair Photo Report Part 2

2012-2013 Upcoming Anime Movie Flyers Collection

2012-2013 Upcoming Anime Movie Flyers Collection

TV Anime "Tari Tari" Exhibition in Otaroad



"Project X Zone" Opening Movie

"Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD ReMIX" Goes Back to the Beginning

"Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3" Naruto vs Sasuke Preview

"InuYasha: The Final Act" English Dub Preview

First "Gundam Breaker" Game Preview

"Sonic Adventure 2 HD" Promo Butt-Rocks Its Way Online

Second Season of "Nyarko-san" Anime Confirmed

New "Psycho-Pass" Promo Shows Plenty of Animation

First Pilot Promo From "Madoka Magica" Maker's Next Magical Girl Anime



Cave Aims for Simultaneous Dodonpachi Saidaioujou Release in Japan and the West [Siliconera]

OC ReMix's FF6 Kickstarter brought back from the grave [Destructoid]

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams rests on Oct. 23 release date [Joystiq]

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back's Hoth battle recreated in Minecraft [Joystiq]

Live Action Earth Defense Force is Hilarious [Siliconera]



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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. His blog can be found at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter at @Moldilox.

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