Media Blasters has posted an update on their release plans, saying that "Super Robot Wars was moved to November. Now as far as dubs go we decided to dub Ladies Vs. Butlers and promise more to come in the future on a title by title basis. Last we are still working on the package and just about done with all the re-issues like we said." More after the jump.
Media Blasters has announced that they have picked up the rights to cute girls versus aliens comedy anime Ultimate Girls. The series follows a trio of girls brought back to life to fight aliens after being accidentally crushed by their city's protector. Bascially, it's Ultraman if Ultraman lost his clothes as his power ran out. More after the jump.
Man, there are way too many busty pics in my news stack this early in the morning. I doubt others will find it to be a problem, though, and it's hard to avoid when Media Blasters' latest anime acquisition is Ladies versus Butlers! Read on for more.
In response to lingering questions about the state of Media Blasters in general and licenses like Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei in specific, founder John Sirabella has posted a rundown of what's happened at the beleaguered company, and what the plans are going forward. Get a look after the jump.
Media Blasters has taken to Facebook to announced that their AnimeWorks label will be offering the Super Robot Wars anime adaptation of the strategy RPG series. Both the TV and OVA series will be released separately starting in July. More after the jump.
Media Blasters has told fans to be "Ready To Get Some Sexy Fun!" The anime distributor has revealed that they've licensed ecchi action anime Juden Chan. They're promising that more details will be announced in the coming weeks, but say that the entire series will be packaged in one release. More after the jump.
Beleaguered North American distributor has reworked their release schedule again. Queen's Blade and Ai no Kusabi have been pushed back. Fushigi Yugi OVA Collection, Chanbarra Beauty: The Movie, and Zombie A**: Toilet of the Dead are delayed indefinitely. And, more troublingly, Kite on Blu-ray, Squid Girl, Part 3 (Season 2) and Gao-Gai-Gar Complete Collection are off the schedule. Details after the jump.
American anime distributor Media Blasters has been showing lots of signs of life lately. Retailers have been informed that Squid Girl Part 3 (Season 2) is slated for March 12, 2013. Conversely, the company has used their Facebook page to tell fans not to expect Bakuman or Rurouni Kenshin from them any time soon. More after the jump.
Before there was Madoka Magica, there was the magical girl unpleasantness of 1999's Jubei-chan - Secret of the Lovely Eyepatch. The well-regarded Bandai Entertainment release is now making it back to the US courtesy of Media Blasters. More after the jump.
Media Blasters can't seem to catch a break, as newly uncovered New York State filings have uncovered the fact that the licensor and distributor has been operating without the legally required paperwork since April of last year. Hit the jump for all of the details and the company's response to the report.
Media Blasters is continuing to trudge along following massive layoffs earlier this year, but the beleaguered distributor of anime and live-action films is starting to show even more signs of stress, with the confirmation that it has cancelled its long-planned release of classic 90's anime Record of Lodoss War. Hit the jump for all the details.
Following their recent spate of bad news centering on layoffs, Media Blasters posted a bit of good news by listing its April release slate on its Facebook page which included the first mention of a re-release of the Fushigi Yugi anime adaptation. Hit the jump for all of the details.
Ever present anime home video licensor and distributor Media Blasters has taken the painful, but ultimately necessary step of reducing its workforce. While this does seem like bad news, hit the jump for all of the details which spell out the specifics of the layoffs.
Media Blasters is a company of many release labels. Its anime are banded "Anime Works." There's "Tokyo Shock," and "Shriek Show." "Kitty Media" seems to be going away, because there's a new 18+ "Harsh Digs" label. The first releases will include Blu-rays of the edited and unedited versions of crime tragedy anime Kite. More after the jump.
Media Blasters is giving the anime version of Bakuman—based on Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata's manga about creating manga, which Viz Media publishes in North America—the English dub treatment, and recently announced the cast on its facebook page. Get the rundown after the jump.