Anime News, Line up, and licenses
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Posted 4/5/07 , edited 4/6/07
I decided to share some stuff that might interest fans of Anime. .. Some may be old news but some are actually quite current. . .Please post any news that you know of or heard rumor of. . .Well, to start off. . .I got this tidbit from Variety.

Taiwanese-Chinese co-production to be most expensive Taiwan-originated feature of all time
Source: Variety


Chang Hong Television Group (Taiwan) and Shanghai Film and Television Group (China) will begin production work next week on a live-action adaptation of Takehiko Inoue's Slam Dunk manga.

The manga ran to for volumes and was the basis of a 101-episode anime series and four animated movies.

The live-action film will be shot in studios in Shanghai and on location in Taiwain. With a budget of US$10 million, it is slated for a Winter 2008 release. The cast will feature Jay Chou, Charlene Choi and Chen Bo-lin, while the crew includes art director Yee Chung Man (nominated for a costume design Oscar for Curse of the Golden Flower) and Tony Ching Siu Tung, the action director of both Curse of the Golden Flower and House of Flying Daggers. The cinematographer of Curse of the Golden Flower, Zhao Xiao Ding, will join the crew in that capacity as well. Slam Dunk is set to be directed by Kevin Chu Yin Ping ("Expect a Miracle").

Foreign distribution rights have already been sold for Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, and an international sales agent will be appointed in the next several months.

hmm I got one more piece of Info. . .I just got through editing and downsizing it to just the important parts. . .I don't know if the mods want to merge it with the already too long post up there or just let me keep adding tidbits as I get them. . .?


GENEON ENTERTAINMENT ACQUIRES ANIME MYSTERY THRILLER SERIES “WHEN THEY CRY (HIGURASHI NO NAKU KORONI)”
Source: ANN



Geneon Entertainment (USA) Inc. announced the acquisition of the television anime series, “When They Cry (Higurashi no naku koroni).” Based on the popular visual novel series created for PC and video game consoles, “Higurashi no naku koroni” was made into a 26-episode anime series which first aired April 2006 in Japan. Reminiscent to the likes of Director David Lynch's “Twin Peaks” and “Blue Velvet,” with psychological shades of Director Satoshi Kon's “Paranoia Agent” mixed in, this rivetingly suspenseful and disturbingly bizarre series is animated by Studio DEEN (Fate/stay night, Read or Die, Fruits Basket) and scripted by Rika Nakase (Bleach) and Toshimfumi Kawase (director of Tenjho Tenge).

The first volume of “When They Cry (Higurashi no naku koroni)” is scheduled for a domestic DVD release on June 05, 2007. With the English language version to be handled by audio post production studio Bang Zoom! Entertainment, volume 1 will contain five complete episodes (125 minutes) and will be available in two formats: DVD and also a DVD in a slipcase collectors box, with room for the remaining five volumes.

Please let me know of anything I need to add to this thread. here is the spring 2007 line-up from Bailimei. . .who just sent me this email list. I didn't list everything. .. I gotta go if you want the list please pm me and I'll give it to you. . .

2007 SPRING ANIME

Bakugan Battle Brawlers
Genre: Shounen
RD: Apr 07
Blue Dragon
Website: www.ani.tv/bluedragon
RD: Apr 05
Website: www.bakugan.com
Heroic Age
Genre: Action, Fantasy
RD: Apr 01
Website: www.starchild.co.jp/special/heroicage
Kamichama Karin
Genre: Shojo
RD: Apr 06
Website: www.koge.kokage.cc
Kaze no Stigma
Genre: Adventure
RD: Apr 13
Website: www.pc.webnt.jp/stigma
Kotetsu Shin Jeeg
Genre: Mecha
RD: Apr 05
Website: www.jeeg.tv
OverDrive
Genre: Sports
RD: Apr 04
Website: www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/overdrive
Saiunkoku Monogatari 2
Genre: Historical, Romance
RD: Apr 07
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Posted 4/5/07
Some of this stuff is already in this thread though:

Upcoming Anime
http://www.crunchyroll.com/showforumtopic?id=1256
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Posted 3/12/08
Apparently, Busou Renkin has been licensed by Viz Media.
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Posted 3/12/08
I hope some of the good stuff will eventually come to [Adult Swim]...

I mean, I like Inuyasha, but they have played the series over like...3 times. New Stuff pleeeaassee! |3

Shuffle! says that it is licensed, yet I do not see it on shelves or anywhere. Hopefully it comes out soon, I like it. ^^
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Posted 3/12/08
Thanks for this late-breaking news stuff!
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Posted 3/12/08
o i c....thx 4 this info
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Is it just me, or is *everything being licensed lately? I mean, Dragonaut the resonance only had four episdoes left. What the heckis going on?
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Posted 3/14/08

Seed00 wrote:

Is it just me, or is *everything being licensed lately? I mean, Dragonaut the resonance only had four episdoes left. What the heckis going on?


yup i agree...everything is getting licensed...
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Posted 3/14/08
wow i didn't know slam dunk going live action.
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veena_725 wrote:


Seed00 wrote:

Is it just me, or is *everything being licensed lately? I mean, Dragonaut the resonance only had four episdoes left. What the heckis going on?


yup i agree...everything is getting licensed...


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^ lol

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